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10,773 Of 13,333 Arrests
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U.S. Marshal Multi-Agency Team At U. S. Marshal Multi-Agency Team Members Transporting Prisoners
Front Door of Residence at Night Searching Fugitive
SThey had warrants for 13,333 fugitives along the East
Coast from New York to Florida The U. S. Marshals joined
hands with other federal, state and local law enforcement offi-
cers for one week in an effort to round up suspects sought for
criminal acts such as robbery, drug use and drug sales, gang
crunes, pornography, sexual abuse, child abuse, sexual preda-
tors, and many less serious crimes. However, many of those
arrest .Ve sex offenders who failed to register as required
by governmental laws. They called the mo\e. "Operation
Falcon IIl" and were able to arrest 10.773 of the 13,333
Emmitt Smith Winner Of
Dancing With The Stars
seems to have a
talent even he
did not realize.
s the votes from
were all excited
about his hip-
s\ saying .and
and dance stu-
North Texas had
ties" and it
Florida Gator graduate and former Dallas cultural and
Cowboy Running back, Emmitt Smith dis- class lines.
plays some of his steps. ABC Photo Emmitt 's
%\as Cheryl Burke. who w\on last season \\ith celebrity danc-
ing partner, singer. Drew Lachey. Smith and Burke's final
competitionivas against actor Mario Lopez and his partner.
His partner. Cheryl Burke said that from the beginning.
Emmitt wanted to be the best. This NTL's all-tune leading
rusher who w\ent back to Gainesville to get his degree from the
University of Florida during his NFL career truly believes in
'victory' and works hard for it. Smith told AP radio. "You
don't get into a competition unless you think you can \win."
So along with a competitive spirit. Smith has faith. He is a
members op .rs House, with Rev. T. D. Jakes, Dallas.
Jerry:Joids. owner of the Dallas Cowboys said, "Although
we are all thrilled. we should not be surprised." "If Emmint
Smith is'oi ,bur team. there is a good chance you are going to
w in." '
U. S. Marshals are the nation's primary fugitive hunting
organization and historically hate been able to apprehend
more federal fugitives each year than all other national law
enforcement agencies combined.
In Arizona this week, federal and state authorities asked an
estimated 70.000 fugitives to go to church so that they can sur-
render to the law. They are calling this new initiative a "one-
time opportunity to take their first step toward a second
chance" and has named it 'Fugitive Safe Surrender.'
Arrested connlnuled on .4-I
MAN BADL ABUSES
THREE YEAR OLD
Justin A. Sampson
Witness heard the
child screaming and
administering about htenty
blows Monday night. After
that, the crying stopped.
When the mother arrived
home, she found her son,,
who is white, having difficul-
ty breathing. The mother
with a witness took the three-
year-old to Baptist Hospital.
According to the report,
adult Abuse continued on A-7
Charged With Murder
Kevin D. Johnson, 14
Ke\ in De ante Johnson is
still im u\enile detention for
the shooting death of Damrrll
Muldrow. Darryll was 21-
years of age and Kevin is 14.
Darryll was shot by
Kevin. according to witness
and Kevmi's own admission.
around 6 a.m. near Nia
Terrace apartments on
Jammes Road near San Juan
According to records,
Kevin shot Muldrow five.
times with a shot gun
because, as he stated, he was
trying to retrieve money his
friend had lost to Muldrow in
.e shooting his vic-
tness said Kevin
n remove his pants.
Shooting arrest is
r 2006. He was
Sin July for burglary,
Clothes, jewelry and
c equipment from.
S ment of a 19-year-
Snant woman.- The
S were dropped
.- sources were unable
S enough evidence to
ime, there were wit-
-- evidence and the
-- for this teen is a
He was 40 years old
and as many has said.
"That's too young."
Gerald Levert, the son
of O'Jays member, Eddie
Levert Sr. experienced his
first hit in the '80s itthe
Levert trio consisting of
his brother Sean and close
friend Marc Gordon.
His father's musical sta-.
tus was a plus in encourag-
ing his career which also
Gerald Levert was a
writer, an arranger, .pro-
ducer and performer.
According to Atlantic
Records, he died Friday at
his Cleveland, Ohio home
of a heart attack.
One of the group's
biggest hits was
He went solo in 1991.
The most impressive to this
writer was the duet with his
father, "Baby Hold On To
In 1997 Gerald, Johnny
Gill -and Keith Sweat
formed LSG and sold more
than two million copies.
Albums by Levert
included 'The G Spot" and
"Do I Speak for the
World." His most recent
album \ as "Voices'.
Levert had four chil-
NEWS IN BRIEF
IS DIVORCE THE TREND?
She. has received .treatment for
drugs, filed for divorce from her hus-
band Bobby Brown as well as custody
of their daughter.
Whitney has already done a new
Christmas album, due to be released
next month. She is facing financial
difficulty and her home is up for fore-
Shortly after Whitney Houston filed
for divorce, actor Chris Rock also filed
for divorce. The actor was married in
1996. They have two daughters, ages
two and four. He filed for divorce
on November 3, 2006.
Actress Regina King married in
1997, filed for divorce on November 7,
2006, claiming physical abuse, drug use
by her husband and extramarital affairs.
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Ed Bradley: A Gentleman and Journalist
Marc H. Morial, President/CEO, The National Urban League
"I guess I was lucky or I
came along at the right time,
because I didn't see overt
racial discrimination directed
against me. I think that I was
thrown into the soup, and
someone said, 'Negro, sink or
swim.' And I learned how to
swim," recalled CBS News
veteran Ed Bradley in a 2002
USA Today magazine inter-
That's how Bradley, who
died rather unexpectedly to
the public at least, earlier this
month, of leukemia at 65,
summed up his introduction
to broadcast journalism with
the same unassuming cool he
approached an interview sub-
ject. But Bradley not only
proved he could swim: he
showed the world that he
could fly to the top of his
During his 25 years at "60
Minutes," where he produced
500 pieces, he established
himself as one of television's
most enduring fixtures rank-
ing among the TV's all-time
most influential African
Americans. His reporting
spanned a wide range of sub-
jects -from wars to corruption
- as did his one-to-one inter-
views from Timothy
McVeigh to Michael Jordan
to Bob DOylan and his most
favorite Lena Home.
In a recent interview with
National Public Radio, Don
Hewitt, creator of the popular
newsmagazine, said the rea-
son for Bradley's success was
that he served as "everyone's
surrogate" in that he "asked
all the questions the viewers
want to ask."
Throughout his career that
spanned more than four
decades, he amassed numer-
ous awards, including 19
Emmys and four Peabodys.
In 2000, he won the
Directors Association's Paul
White Award, joining the
ranks of Edward R. Murrow,
Walter Cronkite and Peter
Jennings, among other distin-
guished journalists. There,
Hewitt told the audience that
he had hired Bradley because
he was a member of a minor-
ity. "He's a great gentleman.
He's a. great reporter and if
that ain't a minority, then I
have never heard of one," he
recounted to NPR.
The jazz afficionado with
an earring proved a towering
presence at the yearly New
Orleans Jazz Fest, where I
met him in the 1990s as
mayor and where he was'
known to get up on stage on
occasion to ham it up with the-
likes of musician Jimimy
Buffett. In CBS' memorial
tribute for Bradley, the musi-
cian revealed that he got "so
muchjo) out of\ watching him
attempt to be a shameless per-
former." Sadly. Bradley was
scheduled to host the fall gala
for Jazz at Lincoln Center, a
favored cause he supported
and a radio broadcast he host-
ed that won him one- of his
Peabody aw~ards. Despite
Bradley's moments at Jazz
Fest. he shied awa\ from self-
promotion: he let his
immense body of work and
his gentlemanly demeanor do
the talking. He was so lowkey
and unassuming that even his
'60 minutes' colleagues were
caught by complete surprise
regarding his illness. The
Bradley tribute, which aired
four days after his death, gar-
nered a 12.4 rating, beaten in
the first half-hour by only
football that .had overrun its
time slot. It serves as testa-
ment of the respect, love and
admiration the American pub-
lic had for him.
Bradley was a friend to
many and everyone love him,
even his interview subjects
who endured his tough ques-
tioning walked away on good
terms. Wynton Marsalis,
artistic director of Jazz at
Lincoln Center, called
Bradley "a man of unsur-
passed curiosity, intelligence,
dignity and heart." How
could anyone not love him? It
was difficult at best.
A graduate of Cheyney:
State University, Bradley
originally started out. as a
teacher in his hometown of
Philadelphia but a voluntary
gig as a DJ'announcer with a
local jazznews station -
WDAS -- prompted him to
change course into broad-
cast journalism. A popular
radio DJ at WDAS- Georgie
Woods had visited Cheyney.
State. a teacher's college, to
speak to students about the
use of community resources
to outreach to kids. WDAS'
role as community conduits
became very apparent in 1965
when riots broke out in the
city. Bradley knew all the key
players but the music station-
had little if any remote
recording equipment, forcing
him to conduct interviews
and file stories over a pay
phone. The station took note
and offered him a job for
$1.50 an hour. Bradley con-
tinued to juggle teaching with
journalism until his act
proved unmanageable: He
realized he wasn't suited to be
in the classroom and had no
desire to attend graduate
school to improve his stand-
ing within the educational
establishment. So he fol-
lowed his mentor WDAS jazz
DJ Del Sheilds to New York
City to work for WCBS
When he first arrived at.
WCBS, he was one of three
African Americans on staff.
In 1971, he moved to
Paris to string for CBS News
before being sent to cover the
Vietnam War, one of the few
black journalists stationed
there. Before joining "60
Minutes" in 1981, Bradley
held a variety of positions
within CBS News including a
stint covering 'the White
House in the mid-1970s, as
anchor for the "CBS Sunday
Night News" from 1976 to
1981 and as principal corre-
spondent for "CBS Reports"
from 1979' to 1981.
In 2005, the National
Association of Black
Journalists bestowed upon
Bradley both a Lifetime
Achievement honor and
Salute to Excellence Award
for his story on the reopening
of the 50-year-old racial mur-
der case of Emmett Till That
story him his final Emmy.
SBradley's profound influ-
ence and the high standards
het set will carry on. He may
not be here in body but he'll
be here in spirit asking the
tough questions those that
the average Joe wants to ask.
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Faith In Our Community
-Schedule of Events and Services-
Everlena Dunn, religious leader
and founder of Dunn's Temple,
invites the public to share in the i '
56th Anniversary of the organi- .
zation. The celebration will be '
held November 22, 7:00 p.m. in
the auditorium of the Temple
located at 2344 Woodland St.
The event features Bishop Larry
Boston, the Alexander Singers,
The Bostonettes, and others.
Primitive Baptist Church, 1106
Pearce St., invites the public to
celebrate during the annual Homecoming and Friend and
Family Day Sunday, November 19, during the 11:00 a.m
Worship Service. Mother Eliza Sheffield, Chairperson.
Deacon John Miles, .Co-Chairperson. Elder Bobby
AFTER THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION-An After
Thanksgiving Celebration and Praise Service is being spon-
sored by Elder Robert Jackson and the New Spirit Travelers.
The event will be held November 26, 5:00 p.m. at Angel
Square, 5133 Soutel Dr. Special guests include the Spiritual
Harmonizers (Evinston, FL), Inspirational Daughters of
Faith (Gainesville, FL), God's Chosen Vessels (Palatka. FL),
Gospel Silver Tones (Daytona Beach. FL), and many other
local groups. For more information concerning this open
door event contact Evangelist Mary Herring at (04) 713-
CONFERENCE-Dr. Leon and Dr. Vivian Seymore, Sr., and
the Tabernacle of the Temples Fellowship Family will pres-
ent the annual Deliverance Conference. Churches, families,
and friends are invited to come and be delivered and blessed
by the Lord. Apostles James and Grace Blue of Bible way
Church (Cincinarti. OH) are the speakers for the services to
be held nightly at 7:00 p.m. on November 30, December 1
and on Sunday. December 3 at 10:30 a.m. Leon "Timbo"
Seymore, Jr. \\ ll also be featured.
EVENTS AT MT.SINAI-The congregation of Mt. Sinai
Missionary Baptist Church \vill observe its annual Praise
and Worship Celebration Sunday, November 26.4:00 p.m. in
the sanctuary of the church located at 2036 Silver St. On
Sunday. December 9. 5:00 p.m.. the church will present a
Christmas Musical Production. "Oh Holy Night". The pro-
gram benefits the church's seniors ages 70 plus and \%ill also
help a special family celebrate Christmas. Rev. R. L.
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ANNUAL DUAL DAY-West Union Missionary Baptist
Church, 1605 W. Beaver St., under the leadership of Rev.
Leroy C. Kelly, invites the public to share in annual Dual's
Day on Sunday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. "Christian
Sisters and Brothers Committed Standing on a Solid Rock"
is the theme. "Solid Rock" is the theme song. Dr. Brenda
Simmons, Executive Dean for the Liberal Arts and
Workforce programs at Florida Community College at
Jacksonville (FCCJ) North Campus, is the speaker. Dr.
Simmons, a native of Jacksonville and a graduate of FCCJ,
holds a Bachelor's degree from Bethune-Cookman College,
a Masters degree from Clark-Atlanta University and a
Doctorate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
She is a member of New Bethel A.M.E. Church where she
serves as President of the Sarah McGinnis Missionary
Society, member of the Board of Stewards, and the Janie
Robinson Board of Ushers (named for her mother). Sis.
Martha P. Cummings is Superintendent in charge of Sunday
School beginning at 9:00 a.m. Baptist Training Union
begins at 4:00 p.m. Sis. Valerie Redmond and Sis. Kimberly
Simmons are Chairpersons. Co-Chairpersons are Dea.
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Installation Services Planned
At Cornerstone Baptist Church.
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BLlIUM-Paul P., died
November 8, 2006. A.B.
died November 5,.2006.
November 11, 2006.
died November 8, 2006.
Nove;eiber 9, 2006.
November 10, 2006.- .
JONES-Daisy Mae, 89,
died November 11, 2006.
KING-Wayne,. 51, died
November 11, 2006.
LANG-Dea. Joseph, died
November 7, 2006.
November 8, 2006. A.B.
November 10, 2006.
died November 11, 2006.
SNEAD-Perry W., Jr., died
November 6, 2006.
WOODS-Ruth Geneva, 76,
died November 9, 2006.
WYNN-Annie Mae, died
The installation dedica-:
tion service of Rev. Charles W.
Bv num. II, as pastor of
Community Church, will be.
held Sunday. December 10,
4:00 p.m.T The church is
located at 3636 Dixon St. in
Temple Hills. Maryland.
Rev. Bynum is the grand-
son of the late Hattie IM.
Knighton and the late John
and Corene Bynum. His par-
ents. Charles and Idella
Bvnum of Arlington, VA,
\ere born and reared in
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ....................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary)..............................11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting.............. ........ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church
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Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
S904) 354-7249 Church
''", .Bible Power Enrichment Hour
S Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
S(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
S Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, NoondayPrayer 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service....................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities
MT. CHARITY NIISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr. M A M. Div. Pastor
Telephone- (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
Cliri: die for cur i I na Ito.i tnr,l iand Ros jea I iatct 1 Cormithians I 5 -4.1
Sulzbacher Outreach Ser\ ce ........... ... ..... .8:30 a m
Suda School................. ....... ........ :00 a.m.
M morning \Vorship ...... ..................... ............................... ........ 11:00 a.m .
E\ening Worshup........... .... ........ .. ....... ............6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Fridia Night Snices...... ... ......... .......7:30 p.m.
Sarurda Pri on Outreich ............... ... ... .. ........... .... .. :00 p.m.
Saturday Nursing Home Outreach.. ............. 3rd and 4th Saturda s
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GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church I here Et erbhody h Somebodr"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W 4th St Jacksonville. Flonda 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville. Fla. 32206
Church Telephone (9041 359-0661 Home (9041 358-8932 Cell- 710-1586
.Sunday School. ............. ........9:30 am.
M morning W worship .............. ........ ...................... 1:00 a.m .
Tuesdav...... .......... ...... .... ..PrTaer Mleeting & Bible Stud>,7:00 p.m.
Thurda ....... ................... ........... .. .... Jo\ Night.7:00 p.m.
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and a time to every purpose under the
heaven. A time to be born, and a time
to die. "-Ecclesiastes 3:1-2.
No one wants to talk about death
and funerals. Too depressing.
Unfortunately, death is a fact of life
and there simply is no way to avoid it.
For indeed there is a "time to be born
and a time to die."
You may want a traditional funer-
al service with visitation and a member
of the clergy conducting services at a
church or a funeral home. Would you
want an open or closed.casket? Maybe
you want a special friend to do the
eulogy or family members to read
scripture passages or poetry. Any
First, you should shop around and
talk to a few funeral directors. Yes, let
your fingers do the walking-comparing
prices for such things as casket,
embalming, ant the cost for profes-
Resist one-stop shopping, which
can include such things as prayer
cards, thank-yoi notes, and guest reg-
isters-they add up quickly. Many opt
for the funeral home in their neighbor-
hood for personalized services.
Decide on body disposition.
Burial or cremation? If earth burial, a
cemetery plot should be purchased; if
above ground, a mausoleum crypt. If
cremation is the choice, plan disposi-
tion of the ashes: Do you want them
stored in a columbarium niche or
buried? Maybe you prefer to have
your ashes scattered?
An option some people take is to
donate organs and tissues to a medical
school. (Have a donor card and check
If you would rather have a memo-
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Clara White Mission's
Pearls & Cufflinks Gala
Citi's presentation and welcoming of
Clara White Mission's Pearl's & Cufflinks
Gala at their Southside campus was quite an
event. Local celebrities and government offi-
cials treated the attendees at Citi's auditorium
following dinner with very exceptional enter-
Before dinner and the entertainment that
followed there was a Silent Auction, Jewelry
Sale and the taking of photos. And when the
entertainment began we were really mesmer-
ized with the breadth and diversity of talent
among local celebrities and government offi-
First there was Radio Personality Arthur
Crofton and JAA Exec Michael Stewart
that had a script that was equal to any of the
awards shows we view on television. They
were so natural and diversely talented them-
selves as they joined the Sassy Ladies Dance
Troupe. They were sensational! The Sassy
Ladies routines choreographed by Ms.
Latricia Ledet were superb, as well.
As the evening moved along there were
more surprises! Did you know that TV 4's
Mary Baer was an accomplished flautist or
that Sports Reporter Sam Kouvaris could
really 'belt' out tunes with flair? Well, both of
them entertained us with beautiful music.
Property Appraiser Jim Overton and
City Council president Michael Corrigan
are both musically and comedicly talented.
SAgain, who would have guessed this?
Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum
executive Director Ms. Carol Alexander
joined by Ritz Staffer Ms. Tones Thomas's
videoed skit on Ms. Eartha M.M. White was
very poignant! When Ms. White, portrayed
by Ms. Thomas, sang 'Precious Lord' the live-
ly audience was hushed.
And then there was actor Rahaman
Johnson whose monologue on different
faiths and his changing of costumes for each
character done so quickly and smoothly real-
ly displayed his expert acting skills and pro-
fessionalism on the stage.
Choreographer Ms. Kezia Justice's
-dance routine with two of her students was
fantastic, as always! Pianist Jamie Lee's
'Ragtime' medley was extra ordinary. Former
River City River Band Director Sam
Fricano and the CWM Band (Michael
Richey, Mark Richey and Chad Driskell)
were terrific. Ms. Brenda Kelly and E.B.
Johnson were both marvelous!! And we can-
not leave out the vocal skills of Clara White
Mission's Executive Director Ms. JuCoby
Pittman-Peele. Now I know where her
daughter gets her talent from.
What can I say? Only that it was a capti-
vating evening and so very unique and differ-
ent from the usual Gala. It was quit a fun-
filled evening. We left the event felling quite
good inside and full of smiles.
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Celebrity Emcees at Pearls & Cufflinks Gala, Michael
Stewart and Arthur Crofton. (PHOTO BY J.CARL DAVIS, SR.)
Emcees Crofton and Stewart perform with the Sassy
Ladies. PHOTO BY J.CARL DAVIS, SR.)
Choreographer Kezia Justice 'struts' her craft, PHOTO BY
J.CARL DAVIS, SR.)
Ms. Brenda Kelly belts out 'the blues'. PHOTO BY J.CARL
Mrs. Pittman-Peele and E. B. Johnson perform a duet.
PHOTO BY J.CARL DAVIS, SR.)
Pearls &8Cufflinks Gala 2006 Sponsors The Robert L.
Mannings (center) and
Members of the 'Sassy Ladies during their 'Respect'
rendition. PHOTO BY J.CARL DAVIS, SR.)
Emcee Michael Stewart and Mrs. JuCoby Pittman-Peele.
PHOTO BY J.CARL DAVIS, SR.)
Rahaman Johnson performs his 'Playing for Love'
monologue. PHOTO BY J.CARL DAVIS, SR.)
Clara White Mission's Exec Mrs. JuCoby Pittman-Peele
speaks to the Gala audience PHOTO BY J.CARL DAVIS, SR.)
Ms. Brenda Kelly takes her turn leading the audience in
singing 'That's What Friends Are For' PHOTO BYJ.CARL
SThe Readers of the Black Press
in America are more educated,"
Make Mnore income
P 4 4 substantial buying
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Drug Exposure Before Birth Could
Affect Kids' Decision Making Skills
.GAINESVILLE, Fla.-- The part of the brain responsible
for making most decisions about how to behave seems to
develop less quickly in children exposed to cocaine before
they were born, University of Florida researchers have
Using a new form of magnetic resonance imaging,
researchers compared 28 adolescents exposed to a mix of
cocaine and other drugs in the womb with 25 children whose
mothers did not use cocaine during pregnancy and pinpoint-
ed subtle differences in how the brain's frontal lobe devel-
oped. Researchers noticed that pathways in the frontal lobe,
which connect to other parts of the brain to send information,
were not as well-defined in children exposed to cocaine
before birth, according to findings published this month in
the journal Pediatrics.
The children exposed to cocaine also fared slightly worse
on tests designed to assess skills linked to the frontal lobe,
such as when to act and when to stop, said Tamara D.
Warner, a UF research assistant professor of pediatrics and
the study's lead author.
"We actually found that there is a relationship between
the behavior and the brain," Warner said. "There were signif-
icant associations with how well children were able to do
certain tasks and how well-developed the connections in the
Some of the children whose mothers did not use cocaine
were exposed to alcohol, tobacco and marijuana, but they
did not exhibit the same subtle differences in the brain.
Because the mothers of children exposed to cocaine used
multiple drugs. ho\ these drugs interacted was likely a big
part of the problem. Warner said. The mothers had taken
cocaine and varying combinations of alcohol, marijuana and
tobacco, and the interactions among these drugs often are
complicated, sometimes producing additional toxic sub-
Hollywood Films Portray
Biracial Couples Negatively
If Shown At All
.GAINESVILLE, Fla. ---Despite growing naunbers of
mixed couples m America, mo\ ie relationships between men
and women of different races are most likely to be short-
lived, oversexed and downright dangerous, a new University
of Florida study finds.
"A man and a \\oman of different races in the movies
have a greater statistical probability of dying than of getting
married or dating seriousl," said Nadia Ramoutar, who did
the research for her doctoral dissertation in mass communi-
cations at UF and is no\% a communications professor at
Flagler College in St. Augustine.
White \women have not appeared in an interracial rela-
tionship in a top-selling film since "Pulp Fiction" in 1994,
she said. American Indian \women have not been portrayed
this w\ay since "Dances with Wolves" in 1995. and the last
time an American Indian man was part of such a union was
in "The Trial of Billy Jack" in 1974.
The findings are important. Ramoutar said. because pop-
ular films do more than entertain: They are a powerful means
of transmitting culture from one generation to the next.
"The results of this study sadly show that racial and eth-
nic segregation in romantic relationships is heavily practiced
in Holly\\ood blockbuster films and has become more com-
mon rather than less common in the past four decades,"
The study analyzed interracial relationships in block-
buster Hollywood films between 1967 and 2005, beginning
with the landmark social commentary "Guess Who's
Coming to Dinner." Ramoutar selected the 15 top-grossing
box office hits of each year for her sample. Of these, she
found 36 films with interracial couples.
Forty-two percent of the women in such partnerships
were victims of violence. "Lying on the table like a piece of.
sushi" is how police described Chen I. the drug-addicted,
sexually deviant female character in "Rising Sun" responsi-
ble for three men's deaths \\ho dies herself.
The scripts use certain interracial combinations more
than others and avoid some entirely, the study found. No
Arabic or eastern Indian appears in an\ film, for example.
The most common racial coupling \vas a white male with
an Asian female. w\ho was often portrayed as a "model
minority." in that she was smarter, more compliant and less
sexually .aggressive than women of other races, Ramoutar
'But while Asians were the most common women of
color, representing nearly one-quarter of interracial
romances, Asian men were practically invisible, Ramoutar
said. The only major Asian male in such a relationship in
nearly four decades was Jackie Chan's character in the 2001
movie "Rush Hour 2." she said.
And a Hispanic "\oman playing a CIA double agent who
briefly falls in love with Chan's character marks the first
time a Hispanic female appears in an interracial relationship
at all during those years, said Ramoutar.
Hispanic men also were marginalized, cast in only three
movies, Ramoutar said. The women they were paired with,
incluPling Michele Pfeiffer's character Elvira in "Scarface,"
.were drug addicts with no purpose in life .ut getting high,
stances, Warner added.
To get a better glimpse of the frontal lobe, researchers
used a form of imaging that allowed them to see how water
flows through pathways linked to other parts of the brain.
How the water moved through these channels showed the
researchers how developed these pathways were in each
child's brain. The pathways were more mature in children
whose mothers did not use cocaine and not as well-formed
in the children whose mothers had, the study showed.
The children, who ranged in age from 10 to 12 and were
from similar socioeconomic backgrounds, also participated
in two behavioral tests that Warner likened to "Simon Says"
types of activities. On one test, children were asked to look
at the word "red" but then name the color of the ink used to
write the word. This showed how well they were able to
ignore the instinct to read the written word and give the cor-
rect answer. On another test, which Warner likened to "con-
nect the dots," children were asked to connect a series of
numbers in order on a page and then perform a similar exer-
cise alternating betw een niunbers and letters. The children in
the drug-exposed group named fee\er colors correctly and
took longer to adapt to connecting both numbers and letters,
Including observations about how the brain looks and
behavioral test results in the study.is important because it
links an actual brain change in children to a behavior change,
said Lynn T. Singer, a professor of pediatrics, psychology
and general medical sciences at Case Western Reserve
University who also studies prenatal cocaine exposure in
"This is one of the first findings that sho\ s there is a dif-
ference in the way the brain works in (children exposed to
cocaine)," Singer said. "It's a vern important study in that
we're getting new e idence of specific brain changes. The
Members of the Sigma Lambda Gamma National
Sorority perform in Turlington Plaza Tuesday afternoon.
From left are: Elizabeth Pelegri, Alicia Nunez and Toneita
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NOVEMBER 18, 2006
New Report Finds Pain Affects Millions Of Americans
ATLANTA,-- One in four U.S. adults say they suffered a
day-long bout of pain in the past month, and one in 10 say
the pain lasted a year or more, according to the government's
annual, comprehensive report of Americans' health, Health
United States, 2006, released today by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for
"We chose to focus on pain .in this report because it is
rarely discussed as a condition in and of itself -- it is mostly
viewed as a byproduct of another condition," said lead study
author Amy Bernstein. "We also chose this topic because the
associated costs of pain are posing a great burden on the
health care system, and because there are great disparities
among different population groups in terms of who suffers
Low back pain is among the most common complaints,
along with migraine or severe headache, and joint pain,
aching or stiffness. The knee is the joint that causes the most
pain according to the report. Hospitalization rates for knee
replacement procedures. rose nearly 90 percent. between
1992-93 and 2003-04 among those 65 and older.
Some of the other pain statistics include:
One-fifth of adults 65 years and older said they had
experienced pain in the past month that persisted for more
than 24 hours.
Almost three-fifths of adults 65 and older with pain
said it had lasted for one year or more.
More than one-quarter of adults interviewed said they
had experienced low back pain in the past three months.
Fifteen percent of adults experienced migraine or
severe headache in the past three months. Adults ages 18-44
were almost three times as likely as adults 65 and older to
report migraines or severe headaches.
Reports of severe joint pain increased \with age, and
women reported severely painful joints more often than men
(10 percent versus 7 percent).
Between the periods 1988-94 and 1999-2002, the per-
centage of adults who took a narcotic drug to alleviate pain
in the past month rose from 3.2 percent to 4.2 percent.
The report also finds that the United States spent an aver-
age of $6,280 per person on health care in 2004. Seven per-
cent of adults under 65 said they passed up getting needed
care in the past 12 months due to costs.
The report also notes a number of other significant health
Life expectancy at birth reached a record 77.9 years in
2004. up from 77.5 in 2003 and from 75,4 in 1990. Since
1990, the gap in life expectancy between men and women
has narrowed from seven to just over five (5.2) years. At
birth, life expectancy for females is just over 80 years and
nearly 75 for males. The gap in life expectancy between
white and black Americans also has narrowed from seven
years in 1990 to five years in 2004.
Infant mortality fell to 6.8 deaths per 1,000 live births
in 2004, down from 6.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2003.
Heart disease remains the leading killer, but deaths
from heart disease fell 16 percent between 2000 and 2004,
and deaths from cancer -- the No. 2 killer -- dropped 8 per-
cent. The age-adjusted death rate for heart disease was 217
deaths per 100,000 in 2004; for cancer the ratewas 186 per
Diabetes poses a growing threat; especially among
older adults. Eleven percent of adults aged 40-59 years, and
23 percent of those 60and older have diabetes.
Florida's First Black Director
Of State Agency Dies
said. She was 91.
She had been ill for sev-
eral months and died
Tuesday night at her Miami
home, her grandson, Patrick
Range II, said.
Gov. Reubin Askew
appointed Athalie Range
director of the Florida
Department of Community
Affairs in 1971, making her
fhP first 1Fblak lPear nf a
She also chaired the
Virginia Key Beach Park
Trust, founded in 1999 to
preserve the only Miami
public recreation area open
to blacks during segregation.
Range's grandson called
the beach project "her last
hurrah ... to restore the
beach so it could be pre-
served and the story told to
generations to come of black
cool drinking water -- and:
ensuring that the same;
opportunities and resources;
that were available to white'
students were available for'
black students as. well,".
Patrick Range said.
Athalie Range and her
husband, Oscar, founded the
Range. Funeral Home in'
1953. She enrolledin mortu-
ary school to take over the
state agency. Americans."Her career in Miami business when her
She also was the first public service began with husband died in 1965, even-
black city commissioner of the PTA at her youngest tually passing it to her son,
Ath al Ra e Miami. First elected in son's school, which was seg- Patrick Range's father.
Athalie Range 1965, she served several regated, her grandson said. She was born in Key::
MlMII--Athalie Range, terms and proposed tougher "Her efforts were to West in 1916. Athalie Range
the first black person to gun laws, updated fire codes ensure the most basic needs is survived by two sons and
serve as the head of a state and the creation of more for her son ard the other stu- a daughter. A third son pre-
agency, has died, her family l parks and playgrounds., dents at the school -- ike ceded her in death..
National Black Chamber of Commerce
Calls For Immediate Reauthorization
Of The Ryan White CARE Act
4 As c ; 1 i:;i.
Following the news that
three individuals in South
Carolina living with
HIV, AIDS passed aw\ay
while on the waiting list for
the State AIDS Drug
(ADAP). Harry Alford,
CEO of the National Black
Chamber of Commerce.
released the following state-
"I was saddened to learn
that three HIV positive indi-
viduals in South Carolina
passed away while on the
state's ADAP waiting list.
While members of the,
United States Senate were
debating this critical piece
of legislation, people died
because they did not have
access to medications that
could have saved their lives.
"The death of these indi-
viduals further proves that
the current law must be
modernized. It is imperative
that the Senate pass the
pending Ryan White CARE
Act reauthorization when it
returns next week.
"The updated language
in the reauthorization will
provide access to life saving
medications to African
Americans ---' particular
those in Southern and rural
Whites Income Rough
That Of Blacks And Hi
annual income in 2005 rose
to $29,025 for whites,
roughly- double that of-
Hispanics and African-
Americans, according to a
new report from the Census.
Bureau released recently.
Last year the median perf
capital income, the middle
point between the greatest
and smallest income, was
$14,461 for Hispanics and'
$16,675. for African-
Americans, the Census
In terms of household
income, excluding the num-
ber of children, the gap
between the ethnic groups
The median white house-
hold had income of $50,622,
compared with $36,27.8 for a
Hispanic household and
$30,939 for an African-
American one, said the
Census Bureau, part of the
U.S. Department of
ever, had a higher median
household j come 'than
whites, at $60,367, while-
their per person income
trailed slightly at $27,201.
The disparities between
ethnic groups also was seen
in the 13.3 percent "of
Americans living in poverty
in 2005: 9:0 percent'were
white, 11.5 percent Asian-
American, 22.4 percent
Hispanic and 25.6 percent
The economically pres-
sured Hispanics and
younger than 36.4, the medi-
an age of Americans. For.
Hispanics, the median age
states. The HIV AIDS crisis
has shifted from larger, more
populous regions,, to the
South and the federal fund-
ing must follow the disease.
"It is unacceptable that a
handful of Senators are
blocking this legislation that
will ultimately save lives. I
hope that when Senators
return td Washington "this
week, they will do the right
thing and pass the- Ryan
White CARE Act reautho-
rization so that 'all
Americans with HIV/AIDS
will have access to medica-
tions and treatment that can
save their fives.".
was 27.2 and for blacks it
was 31.3. -
The majority of both
groups had not pursued edu-
catiorn beyond the high-
school, level: 67.5 percent
for Hispanics and 53.0 per-m
cent for blacks.
in their use, or non-use, of
English...Nearly 80 percent
of both communities spoke
another language at home,.
and more than. a third had
not mastered English.
F R nIDA STAR
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Arrested continued from A-I
With the program, "Fugitive Safe Surrender," if the person is a fugitive, the government of
the county with the program asks the suspects to go to church and surrender themself to law
officers who will be on hand at a makeshift courtroom along with judges, defense attorneys
Pete Elliott, U. S. Marshall for the Northern District of Ohio said the program was a
tremendous success for them. More than 800 people in trouble with the law 324 with out-
standing felony warrants voluntarily surrendered when the offer was made by them.
U.S. Senator Mike DeWine of Ohio said he would introduce legislation that would expand
a successful program aimed at encouraging non-violent fugitives with outstanding misde-
meanor and felony warrants to surrender to courts that have been temporarily established in
churches and community centers.
Abuse continued from A-
the child was being taken care of by Sampson.
After the child was examined, the suspect was detained at the hospital and transported
to the Homocide Office: After he was advised of his rights, Sampson admitted that he
grabbed the victim on his left upper arm as well as by his jaw.while they were alone in
the bedroom. He denied striking, pushing or shaking the victim.
The three year old was diagnosed with subdural liematoma and had a bruise on his face
Sampson, a 24-year-old, six feet, 190 pound male, was charged with aggravated child
abuse; causing great bodily harm, permanent disability and disfigurement..
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MAYOR RECEIVES WORKING GROUP'S REPORT,
DIRECTS MORE ACTION STEPS AT JFRD
Mayor John Peyton today received the report of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue
Department Working Group, announcing that he has directed an additional series of short
and long-term actions to address training and diversity issues at the Jacksonville Fire and
Rescue Department (JFRD).
The mayor initiated a number of changes within JFRD in response to a report issued by
the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission on August 8. Additionally, a JFRD Working
Group was created and tasked with identifying further steps that should be taken to create
a diverse, equitable and supportive work environment within the department.1The actions
announced today are in response to their discussions, as well as extensive conversations
with Jacksonville's business and faith leaders.
"As I have previously stated, my goal is a fire service that is socially and culturally
diverse, treats each member with respect and is.without gender or racial bias," said
Peyton. "When it comes to operations, JFRD is one of the very best fire and rescue
departments in the nation. I expect to see that same level of commitment and profession-
alism brought to bear to create a positive and supportive work environment throughout the
department. I will hold my management team accountable to be the change agents need-
ed to make that happen."
The working group, facilitated by local attorney Bill Scheu, is comprised of 17 current or
retired JFRD employees; the newly appointed Director of Fire and Rescue, Dan Kleman,
and the City's Chief Administrative Officer, Alan Mosley. They began meeting on August
"I don't know that I've ever seen a set of people come together in such a spirit of
progress," Peyton said. "This group's commitment to excellence within our fire.and rescue
service is obvious. Their hope and mine is that the JFRD will become the model for
other departments and for the community. Our city owes them a debt of gratitude."
The action steps initiated today include:
o Reinforcement of the "Zero Tolerance Policy which states that "any behavior at any
level that discriminates or creates a hostile.work environment" will not be tolerated. The
policy has been implemented by Director of Fire and Rescue Dan Kleman.
o Creation of an internal team to undertake a review of department policies regard-
ing human relations, discipline, discrimination and sexual harassment, a step that was also
recommended by the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission. The team will be chaired by
the Chief of Rescue, Charles Moreland, and will consist of the city's Assistant Labor'
Relations Officer, Maryanne Evans; the head of JFRD's human resources office, Richard
Greenwood, and the JFRD Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Donald Sapp, along
with Charlene Taylor-Hill from the Human Rights Commission. Their review will be com-
pleted by January 31, 2007.
o Establishment of a Discipline Review Board consisting of the JFRD Deputy Chief,
Chief of Operations and Chief of Rescue. The board will review all disciplinary actions
above the level of written reprimand and present to the Director to ensure consistency.
This effort will be staffed by the Department's Compliance Officer, Broderick Edwards.
o Development' of a Study Circles program for all senior leadership in JFRD. The
effort will be established and led by Reverend Pete Jackson, formerly the City of
Jacksonville's Chief Community Officer. Study Circle participation will be mandatory for the
Director, Deputy Director, Division Chiefs, Battalion Chiefs and District Chiefs.
o Creation of an internal team to evaluate and revise JFRD's standard operating pro-
cedures and other procedures employed by the department. The group, chaired by the
Chief of Operations, will complete their revisions by the end of February.
o Utilization of professional best practices in testing for promotions by working with
reputable and trusted private firms to administer and score all promotional exams.
o Establishment of a "Community Ride" program to allow elected officials and com-
munity and business leaders to learn firsthand about the work and life of JFRD employees.
This would include time spent responding to calls as well as exposure to station life.
o Increased internal communications efforts, including the development of a regular-
ly-occurring newsletter. The first newsletter will be produced and published by the JFRD's
STraining Department and the city's Public Information Office in December.
o Encouraging participation by JFRD employees in the City of Jacksonville's continu-
ing education programs. The departmental goal is to double the number of participants in..
the city's tuition reimbursement program in 2007.
These efforts are in addition to the mayor's previous direction for all JFRD employees to
receive enhanced diversity training. The City of Jacksonville has selected Gardenschwartz
and Rowe, a nationally acclaimed organization with extensive experience working with
large and complex organizations and corporations, to provide diversity training.
The city will partner Gardenschwartz and Rowe with ICATT Consulting, a Jacksonville-
based diversity consulting firm currently providing training to other city divisions. All JFRD
employees, both uniformed and civilian, are required to attend the four-hour training ses-
sions. More extensive diversity and leadership training will be required of all senior man-
agement. Classes begin Dec. 4.
Additionally, Peyton has directed Director Kleman to provide recommendations by the end
of the year on how the JFRD will achieve the following longer-term goals:
o Train all employees at the lieutenant level and above in accordance with the pro-
fessional qualifications and standards established by the National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA). This new training program will contain a detailed plan that, at aimini-
mum, requires completion of NFPA 1021 Standards and minimum education requirements
for all supervisory personnel. NFPA standards are recognized nationwide for their ability to
successfully identify the knowledge and skills necessary for successful performance-at the
supervisory and management levels in a professional fire and rescue department.. Florida
Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ) will be a key partner in this overall effort.
o Establish a plan for the rotation of District Chiefs and Battalion Chiefs throughout-
various positions at headquarters. This will help senior officers become more familiar with
executive management duties and expectations as well as departmental polices and
issues. A pilot program for rotation of first year firefighters will also be established.
o Review the promotional process in detail to ensure that JFRD is promoting
employees in a manner consistent with the knowledge and skills identified in NFPA 1021.,
This may include requiring certain levels of training or education as a prerequisite for tak-
ing a promotional exam.
Develop a more aggressive recruiting program to enhance diversity within the depart-
ment. The program will include greater outreach, expansion of the Community-based
Scholarship Program and a possible expansion of the FCCJ certification program. This
expansion would enable students to access additional scholarships and loans. Toward this
effort, Mayor Peyton has directed the transfer of an additional $50,000 to help ensure
diversity in the department's recruiting and hiring efforts. New recruiting materials are cur-
rently under development foi use in this effort. .. '
The last initiative that Mayor Peyton announced today was the plan to work with the
Duval County School Board and FCCJ to .establish a Career Academy for Fire Science
and Emergency Medicine at a Duval County High School on Jacksonville's Northside.
This would provide high school students interested in a career in the fire service an oppor-
tunity for dual enrollment in high school and the Fire Science and Emergency Medicine
program at FCCJ.
Such a program would increase the applicant pool and allow young people to maximize
their use of time in high school to realize credit toward their Emergency Medical Technician
certification or Firefighter certification.
"Superintendent Joseph Wise and Presidents Wallace and Bronson are exited about this
prospect and have pledged to work toward making it a reality," said Peyton. "Everyone is
a winner in this scenario. Young people can make good use of their time in school, the
educational institutions will meet student needs and the Fire Department will have a
pipeline of excellent recruits who will work every day to protect property and save lives in
'The men and women of the JFRD consistently provide exceptional service to our com-
munity," the mayor concluded, "and they can be counted on day after day to protect and
serve. knoww I can also count on them to work together to change attitudes and behav-
iors within the department and create a Fire and Rescue Department that is truly inclusive
and representative of the best our community has to offer."
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PAGF 4-8 FLORIDA STAR NOVEMBER 18, 2006.
Michael Bryant's Pioneering
Legacy Lives on at Beaver
.s~u ..... .r Street
Michael Lee Bryant, 62, was stricken by a heart attack
last Saturday while working on a clean-up project in his
Springfield neighborhood. Dying as he lived, in service
to his community, Bryant was widely known for his pio-
neering spirit and his tireless dedication to improving the
quality of life for all.
IB As Director of Urban Initiatives for FreshMinistries,
Bryant was passionate about possibilities, seeing the
potential for success and economic growth in even the most impoverished neighbor-
hoods and individuals. "He had the God-given ability to see what was truly important
in every situation, and the resolve to push for positive results," said Vanessa Boyer,
FreshMinistries' Associate Director of Urban Initiatives. "When Michael got involved,
good things happened and people benefited."
Four years ago, Bryant approached Rev. Robert V. Lee, Chairman and exec-
utive director of FreshMinistries, with an idea. "Michael's idea was to start a core-city
business incubator that would help launch entrepreneurs on the path to success,"
Within a year, Bryant's idea was a reality. A 25,000 square foot professional
office facility offering modern workplace amenities for startup and existing small busi-
nesses, Beaver Street Enterprise Center has flourished during the past three years.
Today, with a strong, talented staff, an active Board of Directors and a growing group
of community leaders who act as mentors and advisors, tenants at Beaver Street
Enterprise Center are achieving the success that was envisioned by Bryant.
"From the very beginning, Michael was charged with the development of
Beaver Street Enterprise Center," said Lee. "While every FreshMinistries initiative is
a 'roll-up-your sleeves team effort,' Michael's involvement with Beaver Street was
huge and ongoing. It was his baby."
Just two days prior to Bryant's sudden demise, an event occurred that Lee
called "the tipping point for Beaver Street Enterprise Center'" and "a joyous day for
M ichael and FreshMinistries."
On Thursday, November 9, the Jacksonville Hospitality Institute (JHI) cele-
brated its grand opening at Beaver Street. It was the culmination of a long-term
dream for Bryant and one that he was instrumental in bringing to fruition. Bryant
beamed as he approached the lectern to address a large gathering of community
partners and well-wishers. Acknowledging the hard work and tenacity required in
bringing together exactly the right people to partner with JHI, which offers compre-
hensive career training for people seeking employment in the local $5 Billion tourism
industry, Bryant said, "Together, we are greater than any one of us alone. This
Jacksonville Hospitality Institute, like all of us who have partnered to make it happen
Here at Beaver Street, is heavily rooted in helping people."
Commenting on the timely correlation between the opening of the JHI and
Bryant's triumphant last visit to the Center, Jackie Perry, Manager of Beaver Street
Enterprise Center, noted "Michael was known for doing eternal things in the name of
the Lord. He truly represented the FreshMinistries' philosophy, 'If we can dream it
and the spirit of God is in it, all things are possible."'
In addition to the, burgeoning growth represented by the Center's new
Jacksonville Hospitality Institute, applications of several prospective tenants are
being reviewed and one new tenant, Nangwik Services, an international wire
telecommunications company affiliated with the highly successful Alaskan company,
Chenega Corporation, has come on board.
"Chenega means 'fishing hole." Perry said, "Nangwik Services is a 'great
catch' for both the Center and the Jacksonville community."
According to Perry, one of the first goals of Nangwik's President, Robert
Bowe, is to begin building a strong infrastructure in Jacksonville by partnering with
Edward Waters College and bringing students in as interns to mentor and develop
their skills in this emerging technology. "This kind of strong community relationship
building is exactly what Michael Bryant worked so hard for our tenants to achieve,"
said Perry. "His legacy lives on."
SA National Memorial for
Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior
MENTORING OUR YOUTH
Rev. Hair, Com. Tony Richardson, Art Hamilton, Clara McLaughlin, uwner OT Ine r-loraa
Star and Host of Impact. Standing is Elaine Billups, beside her is Dan Evans of The Florida:
Star and DJ for WCGL Radio. Photo by: Billups
Anthony Richardson was joined by Rev. Hair and Art Hamilton on Impact
Radio Show earlier this week. Anthony Richardson has thirty years of law enforce-
ment experience. He donates most of his non-working hours helping our youth. He
is an expert witness and a sports announcer. He is also the Commissioner of Junior
League Baseball for New Jersey.
Rev. Hair played with the Kansas City Monarch and the Birmingham Barriers.:
Mr. Hamilton played with the Indianapolis Clowns and the Detroit Stars. Both are in
the Negro League Hall of Fame in Kansas City and both serves our youth.
The Station "Where Christ Gets Lifted"
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JACK9ONVILLE'8-_LONG* T.tME- FRIEND
By The Florida Star Staff MLK Memorial National Park
I can remember the night
that I arrived home to watch the
news on my two-day-old color television set. I was a student and employee at
Howard University. My friend, who later became my husband and father of my chil-
dren said as we watched the story of Dr. King's assassi- I I I I
nation unfold, "This country needs to build a national
memorial in Dr. King's honor." Once I start to practice 9 l
medicine and have the money,. I will build it by myself, if .
I have to." :
Well, Dr. McLaughlin, the groundbreaking cere-
mony for such a memorial is making your dream come
true. The country is building the memorial. ,
President Clinton signed legislation in 1996 iA
authorizing the memorial and President Bush led the
groundbreaking ceremony before a crowd of 5,000
Monday. The President said, "We give Martin Luther
King his rightful place among the many Americans hon-
ored on the National Mall."
The Dr. King memorial is scheduled to open in
the spring of 2008. It will occupy a four-acre plot on the
banks of the Tidal Basin, near the Potomac River. Both
the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorial are near the river.
Many are in favor of a memorial. The Links Inc.,
one of the leading African-American women's public
service organizations, committed to a $1 million grant to
the National Civil Rights Museum; AARP contributed one '
million dollars to the construction of the memorial and .
Cocd-Cola donated the land,' valued at $10 million to I '
build a civil rights museum in Atlanta. PE I
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YPREH iVE C Facts For Teens: After-School Programs
P N E. VIOJ .The hours immediately after school can be a dangerous time for teenagers.
R F C 0 1" R : F (C F F R During these hours, teens are more likely to commit violent crimes and to be the vic-
tims of violence than at any other time in the day or night. And, while many
Teens use this time productively, others spend these hours engaging in
risky behaviors that can harm their future prospects. .Fortunately,
increasing numbers of teens are staying safe and using this time to learn,
grow, explore, and make a difference by participating in after-school programs. For teens ages 12 to 17, this
risk peaks at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the end of the school
day. Violence by teens peaks in the hours
immediately after school. While crimes by
adults peak at 11o'clock at night, violent
crimes by juveniles peak
between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
on school days. In fact,
juveniles injure more vic-
tims in the hours around the
close of school than any other
time of the day. Many teens get involved in dangerous
and risky activities during the afterschool hours.
Millions of children and teens spend
the hours after school unsupervised.
Unfortunately, children and teens that
are not supervised by adults or
involved in structured activi-
ties after school are much more likely to: use alcohol, drugs, and
tobacco receive poor grades and skip or drop out of school engage in
risky sexual activity get arrested and carry and use weapons. -
After-School Programs Make A Difference...
After-school programs, whether run by schools, churches, or other, community groups, provide positive environments and enriching activi-
ties that truly interest and benefit teens. For some
teenagers, they can make the difference between failure and success as they get ready to.enter the adult world. In after-school programs, teens
can participate in a variety of interesting and challenging activities. Some programs give teens a chance to learn to play-an instrument, learn a new
sport, or join a theatre troupe. In others, teens learn to work with computers, get help with homework, or make a difference by volunteering in their
communities. After-school programs give teens the opportunity to build on what they have learned during the regular school day, explore new inter-
ests, and develop relationships with caring adults. Quality after-school programs have been shown to: Decrease juvenile crime; Decrease
the likelihood that teens will be victims of violent crime; Decrease teen participation in risky behaviors, such as drug, alcohol, and tobacco use;
* Lead teens to develop new skills and interests; Improve teens' grades and academic achievement; Encourage teens to reach higher in plan-
ning their futures; and Increase teens' self-confidence and social skills. Unfortunately, too few teens have access to quality after-school pro-
grams... Not enough after-school programs are available for teens. In: one recent survey: More than half of the teens (52 percent) said they wished
more after-school activities were available in their neighborhood or community. Six in 10 teens (62 percent) that were currently unsupervised dur-
ing the week said they would be likely to participate in after-school programs if they were available. More than one- half of the teens (54 percent)
said they would watch less television or play fewer video games if they had other things to do after school.
-What You Can Do
Find an after-school program that is right for you!
After-school programs give you a great chance to meet new people, explore new interests and develop new talents and skills. How do you find a
program that is right for you? 1. Check with your school. Ask a teacher or the principal at your school about whether your school offers an after-
school program. 2. A number of other organizations in, your community are likely to offer after-school programs. Depending on your interests, you
may want to check with your local Parks and Recreation Department, nearby churches, synagogues, mosques, and other religious organizations,
or the Police Athletic League. Check your local Yellow Pages under "Youth. Organizations," "Youth Centers," or "Teen-Age Activities." Alternatively,
contact the national offices of youth agencies find their local organizations. Some national organizations that are likely to be active in your commu-
nity include: the YMCA (www.ymca.net), Boys and Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org), Girls, Inc. (www.girlsinc.org/gc), Camp Fire Boys and
Girls (www.campfire.org), and 4-H Council (www.fourhcouncil.edu). 3. Talk to your friends and other students about what they do after school. They
may be able to tell you about good programs in your area.
Express Yourself!! A Teenager's Guide to... Fitting in, Getting involved, Finding yourself www.ncfy.com/expreng.pdf
Family and Youth Services Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services. When times get tough, it's important to know there are people you
can count on. The ideas in this booklet can help you learn to deal with tough times and enjoy the good times by finding the organizations, people
and places that are right for you.
www.afterschool.gov This Web site connects users to federal resources that support children and teens during out-of-school hours. This site
includes a section specifically for teens, America's Teens.Gov.
P.O. Box 6003, Rockville, MD 20849-6003
Students For Change:
Reducing Crime and High School Drop-Out Rates
--Unprecedented summer "bridge" project in Fayetteville, NC empowers youth to positively impact crime as well as the high school
drop-out rates while providing affordable, quality housing for low-income families who reside in their own community.--
Fayetteville, NC (BlackNews.com) High school dropouts!! There has been much media coverage sur-
rounding this one topic lately...and rightfully so. It is a silent epidemic that if allowed to progress can nega-
tively impact generations of students to come. Recently, the topic has. made the front cover of Time's April
17th issue. Oprah did a two-part special report in April 2006. Even Bill and Melinda Gates sponsored a
,4y at t* national study about the problems in U.S. high schools. As the Time article pointed out, "Virtually no com-
S, munity, small or large, rural or urban, has escaped the problem." While many communities across America,
especially minority ones, struggle with this "silent epidemic" infesting our high schools, concerned citizens
'. in Fayetteville, NC sponsored a grass root project which resulted in motivating and empowering a group of
B disadvantaged and at-risk youth to not become a victim of this silent epidemic. National figures like the Gates
and Oprah became the catalysts for this group of citizens to do their part to reverse the declining trend in their
M respective community. And what a difference they made.
Dr. Robert Melvin with some of the
youth who participated in Operation Plagued with increasing crime as well as an increasing number of high school dropouts, Bonnie Doone, a
youth who participated in Operation
Hand-Up 2006 sub-division of Fayetteville, NC became the battle ground for Operation Hand-Up, a summer "bridge" proj-
ect designed to encourage disadvantaged and at-risk youth during the summer to:remain in school while
offering them an alternative course of action to juvenile-related criminal activities. Operation Hand-Up was the brain-child of Dr. Robert Melvin,
a military veteran and a 1978 graduate of Terry Sanford High School. Dr. Melvin has since devoted his life to yduth development. Once a student
who considered dropping out of high school himself, Dr. Melvin partnered with the Fayetteville Police Department, the Community Development
Center (CDC) of Hope, a 50(c)3 non-profit organization (Dr. James McGrady, Jr, President) and the New Beginnings Outreach Ministries I (Venus
Ford, Pastor) to make a quantifiable difference in a community inundated with poverty and crime.
Armed with the philosophy that "you can't reach the youth, if you can't get them to come," Dr Melvin partnered with the CDC to purchase
a duplex which was in desperate need of renovation. The intent was to provide the youth with a worthwhile project to serve, as a "magnet" to "draw"
the youth in order to empower them through a creative approach of drawing parallel comparisons to the renovation effort and their lives,.The strat-
egy was to give youth.a purpose supported by sound, holistic principles and values; expose them to positive alternatives; instill the desire to suc-
ceed; and provide the necessary physical resources to ensure success. The ensuing results?? Simply unprecedented!!! Within three months, not only
were the youth able to raise the property value of the complex but began changing the condition and appearance of the neighborhood as well. The
families,local schools and law enforcement benefited as well. Of the 75 participants which included military retirees, college students from NC
A&T; local high school and elementary students; and adult community volunteers, 30 were school-age students. Each student vowed to become
ambassadors of the cause for their respective schools by remaining in high school until graduation. Additionally, they would encourage other stu-
dents to refrain from criminal activities. The project even served as a juvenile gang intervention resource for one participating family. Noteworthy
was the fact that.despite the environment in which the participants were subjected to, not one student had a reason to participate in any criminal
activity throughout the summer. That is success!!!
These youth have done something which is unprecedented in this area. They provided affordable, quality housing for low-income families
who reside in.their own community. Because of the success of this demonstration project, discussions are underway for the potential formulation
of a one-of-a-kind non-profit organization whose purpose will be to promote high school retention while offering alternative courses of action to
crime by encouraging students to become actively involved in specifically-designed, high school-related community activities and programs.
In appreciation of these youth's efforts; to promote future efforts like these; and to mark the end of our inaugural program, the group spon-
sored a community event which included an official ribbon cutting ceremony, open house and an ol' fashioned fish fry on Saturday, October 14,
2006 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at 4987 Galveston Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28303. A website has been established to commemorate the efforts of
these industrious youth. For a virtual tour, visit us at:
www.operationhandup.myauctionteacher.com. Operation Hand-Up...a hand up NOTa hand out!!!
DVD Review: The Big Black Comedy Show .
This collection of five live concerts showcases the stand-up performances by some of the most popular
black comedians on the scene today.
Volume 1, recorded live in L.A., was hosted by Mo'Nique, and featured such artists as DeRay Davis,
Rodney Perry, Esau Ali, Doug Williams.and Chris Spencer. Volume 2, co-hosted by Mo'nique and Perry, had a line-
up which included Ralphie May, Sexy Marlo, Vince Morris and Rodman. Volume 3, recorded in Chicago, was co-
hosted by Michael Colyar and DeRay Davis, who introduced such up-and-comers as Retha Jones, Wil Sylvince,
Lil' Rel, Shawn Morgan and Ricky Harris. Volume 4, hosted by token white Ralphie May, has an all-star cast com-
prised of Joe Torry, Shenika, Tommy Chunn, Jay Phillips, Alex Thomas and Joe Clair. And the latest edition, Volume
5, was emceed by John Witherspoon who shares the stage with accomplished comics like Wanda Smith, Yvette By Kam Williams
Wilson, Scruncho and Tony Tune,
Overall, the observational humor ranges from tame to extra spicy, which means the seven and a half hour boxed set offers enough
of a variety to satisfy almost any taste.
So, if you're a fan of rough-edged urban comedy, this collection of mostly politically-incorrect material is likely to keep you in stitch-
Unrated / Running time: 456 minutes / Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
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Singer Alicia Keys Pours Heart into AIDS
Fight in Africa
WENTWORTH, SOUTH AFRICA -
Alicia Keys did not have to come here, to
this small town outside of Durban on.South
Africa's eastern coast,, where the infection
rate from HIV/AIDS is believed to be twice
"Copyrighted Material the national average: 40 percent of the peo-
Syndicated Content pie in this part of the country are infected.
Available from Commercial News Providers" But for the Grammy winning singer
and songwriter, the opportunity to come
here and help build a clinic was reason
enough to cross the ocean and confront a
seemingly insurmountable challenge. She
came, she says, "To be the voice of the peo-
pie. To represent real people and real life,
real struggles, real pains, real joys, real things that are really there, you know?
"I never wanted to be caught up in all the fantasies and the frivolity," she said.
"You know, just, I never cared about that."
The humanitarian organization Keep A Child Alive has enlisted Keys as an
ambassador to raise awareness about AIDS in Africa, where it hopes to attack the pan-
demic through a simple philosophy: $1 per child, per day for life-saving drugs, with
nearly 100 percent of donations going toward treatment.
The clinic in Wentworth will provide the town's residents with HIV testing and
treatment, as well as counseling for alcohol and drug dependencies, and courses in
nutrition and women's empowerment.
But the effort, though substantial, is a small counterattack in a war with many,
Overcoming Stigma and Taboos
Twenty-five years after the AIDS virus was identified, stigmas, taboos, and
falsehoods continue to surround the disease, especially in a place like Wentworth.
South Africa has-as many as 6 million people living with HIV/AIDS it's more than any
other country, but the accurate total is difficult to estimate because so many people
refuse to be tested.
Until very recently, the nation's President denied the link between HIV and
AIDS. And in a widely publicized trial this year, a major politician claimed he would
bathe after sexual intercourse to avoid transmission of the virus -
Aids Fight continued on B5
IT ICharity (continued
from cover) "I do think
that it has become more
on people's radars,
whereas before it kind of
came across as, 'Oh, it's
so far away,'" she said.
"It's really positive to
know that it is a global
Keys is hosting the Black Ball concert with
supermodel Iman to benefit Keep a Child Alive,
which provides drugs for AIDS and HIV patients.
The event will include performances by Keys;
Iman's husband, David Bowie; Damian Marley; and
Keys, who visited Africa earlier this year,
said the problems that beset some countries can
seem insurmountable, but she's seen how charity
can save lives.
"That's why when I speak and I use my
voice, I like to emphasize the way that everyday
people like you and me ... can really be a huge
hero," she said. "If you don't do anything else in
your life, if you can save one life one life? It's
amazing. Imagine saving 10 or 20 or 50 or 100."
(Below) "The way Alan
Paton wrote. it introduced
me to the beauty ofAfrica
but nothing could prepare
me for the beauty of
Africa. I don't even think
there are words to
describe it. I've never
seen a sunset like that, or
a sky like that."
AIDS: What You
Need to Know
SEvery second a father,
Smother, or child dies of
AIDS. 8,000 people a day
around the world die from
The children of Africa
are still not getting AIDS prevention or treatment drugs,
experts are realizing, even though the drugs have
become affordable and available across the continent.
There are reports of babies as young as a few
months old being raped by men who believe a common
myth that having sex with a virgin Will cure them of AIDS.
The epidemic is spreading quickly in the coun-
tries of the former Soviet Union and China. At one of the
largest AIDS treatment centers in India, the women's
ward is so crowded that each bed is shared by at least
two patients who rotate in 12-hour shifts. But there is no
medication to help them fight their disease. There are
few visitors because when a woman gets AIDS, she is
deemed a non-person.
In the poorest corners of the world, AIDS does
discriminate. No single group is more at risk than
No country has been harder hit by this epidemic
than Sub-Saharan Africa with more than 70 percent of
the world's AIDS cases. And, the children are the most
innocent victims. Olivia was 12-years-old when she
became an orphan all alone in the world. Olivia used her
voice and became a spokesperson for an AIDS support
."I want'to help other children, children who are
like me or will be like me. I've prayed to God to make me
someone. I've gone through all this, but I would love to
be a remarkable person in the future." Olivia
Going Hungy with Aids
Starvation and malnutrition are fast becoming
the twin perils of the AIDS fight, and health experts say
millions of infected people in the developing .world are
rapidly approaching a tipping point where food will
replace drugs as the biggest need.
AIDS made Marie Lourdes Israel so sick she
could barely move her bowed, stick-thin body. The med-
icine almost killed her. Her plight wasn't due to a problem
with the drug, but with something more basic: She had
no food. It's hard to absorb drugs without food.
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Aids Fight continued
from B4 a claim that
enraged health advo-
Keep A Child
Alive hopes that the
attention Keys creates .
can bring real results to a ...,
place where progress
.has been slow.
"There is such a
stigma here and just
because Alicia Keys put 3taFL
her name on this build-
ing, now it's cool to go
get tested. Now it's cool
to go get treatment,"
says Erika Rose, Keys' longtime friend and sometime song-writing partner. "I
mean, we are talking about something that is layered so deep here, people just
suffer in silence."
The legal justifications for apartheid, South Africa's official state policy
of segregation, were largely removed by 1991, but its legacy persists in the
nation's treatment of HIV/AIDS. The challenge in Wentworth is unique, accord-
ing to Keep a Child Alive Founder Leigh Blake, because much of the popula-
tion here is of mixed race a community Blake says has been neglected.
"They were dumped here in this township of Wentworth mostly to work
for the surrounding industries," Blake said. "When apartheid was abolished,
there was a lot of focus on the black community and quite rightly they'd been
desperately, painfully treated through the centuries. But the colored communi-
ty also needs help."
"Colored," the phrase commonly used in South Africa to refer to people
of mixed race, was a phrase that the American visitors had to get used to. But
eventually, Rose said, she realized it was another source of connection for her
and for Keys both of whom, in South Africa, would be considered "colored."
"It really took someone explaining, you know, this is what they call it
here, that's what they call themselves, colored, you know. I'm colored here,"
Rose says. "Alicia is colored too, which is another sort of insane connection ...
People see her as one of them and she sees it the same way."
A Common Language
Snr Ac Far from home, in an unfamiliar
place, Keys found a familiar lan-
guage: music. Not only in the wind
through the trees or the chirping of
the birds, but often in her own songs,
which people sang to her wherever
she went. Music unites people, she
said, and serves as a source of
"All music speaks to me," Keys
said, "but. we have to believe in
Singer Alicia Keys talks to children in South someth ing,
Africa, a country battling a high prevalence of and when it
there's nothing to believe in, you have hope and you
have your faith that you are not going to be left alone." -'. f .
In this and in any epidemic, accurate information .. .
is vital, and so Keys' voice is a powerful tool in the fight
"If you have this voice that Alicia has, you know,
you gotta use it. It's a currency, you know," Rose said. .
"People put so much stock in celebrity and fame and
people don't use it for the right thing."
WHAT MAKES A HOUSE A HOME
CONTEST FOR K-8 GRADERS
Contest Examines o
What Makes A House 6P ,
For many, home-
ownership is the
American dream. Now a
contest is asking gram- ,
mar school students to
describe how their home expresses that dream.,
Developed by Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Corporation and Scholastic, the global children's
publishing, education and media company, the "My
Home: The American Dream" contest asks students
in grades K-8 to explain, through images or words,
how they make where they live-houses, apart-
ments, condominiums or other living spaces-
homes. Entries may be submitted in the form of a
short film on DVD or VHS; a storyboard, comic book
or series of photographs with text; or an essay
accompanied by illustrations.
This is the second annual "My Home: The
American Dream" contest. In the first year, more
than 1,000 entries from 21 states were received.
Three grand prize-winning students will
receive $2,000 cash prizes awarded for excellence
in creativity and innovation. Fifty finalists will be
awarded $100 prizes. Teachers of the grand prize-
winning students will each receive a new digital
video camera for their classrooms. All entries must
be postmarked by Dec. 1, 2006.
Full contest details are published in the
September 2006 issue of Instructor, as well as the
fall issue of Scholastic New Teacher, and on
www.scholastic.com/instructor and www.coldwell
The contest is open to residents of the
United States who currently attend grades kinder-
garten through eight, as well as children in those
age ranges who are home schooled.
can use Choose Your Own
Adventure interactive DVDs-
based on the best-selling
"Choose Your Own
Adventure" book series-to
help keep kids' minds active
over school breaks. The first
title in the DVD series, "The
chronicles the adventures of three daring sib-
lings who travel to the Himalayas to find their
missing uncle. Viewers use the DVD remote
control to guide the characters on their mission.
For more information, visit www.leanforward-
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Button-activated Jesus dolls that recite Scripture, from the Beverly Hills Teddy
Bear Co.'s Messenger of Faith line of products, were offered to the Marine
Reserves' Toys for Tots program.
LOS ANGELES A company that sells Bible-quoting Jesus dolls
said it was surprised and disappointed that the Marine Reserves' Toys
for Tots program turned down its offer to donate 4,000 of the talking dolls.
"I believe as a churchgoing person, anyone can benefit from hear-
ing the words of the Bible," said Michael La Roe, director of business
development for Valencia-based Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Co. and its
one2believe division, which makes the line of Bible character dolls.
Bill Grein, vice president of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, in
Quantico, Va., said the offer was turned down because Toys for Tots
doesn't know anything about the religious affiliations of the children who
receive its gifts.
"We can't take a chance on sending a talking Jesus doll to a
Jewish family or a Muslim family," Grein said Tuesday. "Kids want a gift
for the holiday season that is fun."
According to one2believe's Web site, the button-activated, beard-
ed Jesus doll recites Scripture such as "I tell you the truth, no one can
see the kingdom of God unless he is born again" and "Love your neigh-
bor as yourself."
Toys for Tots distributed .18 million stuffed animals, games, toy
trucks and other gifts to children based on financial need in 2005.
Little T Learns to Share
By Terrell Owens
with Courtney Parker
Illustrations by Todd Harris
First in the T.O.'s Timeouts Series!
Terrell Owens is more than just
an NFL superstar, he is now a children's
book author. In Little T Learns to Share,
Terrell provides a genuine and important
childhood story of Little T, a boy who
doesn't want to share his new shiny
football with his friends. When he tries to play by himself, however, he
realizes that football isn't any fun alone. Thanks to his mother's good
advice, he manages to win back his friends, and learns both the value of
sharing and the importance of being fair.
Young children will learn the importance and valuable lesson of
sharing through this wonderfully illustrated and fun book by Dallas
CoWboys'star, Terrell Owens.
Help Ease A Child's Test Anxiety:
The Parent Role
accelerated heart rate, and nausea
are all common symptoms among
students who suffer from test anxi-
ety. The anxiety some students '"
experience before an exam is so
strong that it can lead to poor per-
formance and disrupt their ability to ,
Parents play an important A
role in helping their child ease test-
taking anxiety by providing support. encouragement and a pos-
itive learning environment.
Dr. Andrea Pastorok, child psychologist for Kumon
"Math and Reading Centers, offers the following tips for par-
ents to help. children relax and approach exams with confi-
Encourage your children to-space out their studying
and homework assignments so they won't be forced to cram
the night before the test. Daily practice is the key to mastering
Provide a quiet, well-lit area with little distractions
to help your child focus and studl efficiently% .
Practice \ ith your child to ensure comprehension
and mastery of the concepts being tested. If your child doesn't
understand a topic, seeing it on a test will increase anxiert
Encourage your child to do well, but don't add pres-
sure or negative consequences tied to test results. It's important
your child knows you'll be proud and offer support regardless"
of the outcome.
Keep a positive attitude about tests. Test taking is a
part of life, and the sooner a child can master the experience of
testing the easier the process will become.
Mark down test days on the calendar together so you
and your child are aware of testing dates and can plan ahead.
Make sure your child gets enough sleep the night
before the test. Feeling alert and rested will help her perform-
Prepare a healthy breakfast for your child the day of
the exam. A heavy or high-sugar breakfast may cause your
child to be groggy or hyper. Fuel your child's brain and body
with a nutritious meal.
Make sure your child gets up early enough to arrive
on time to school. Rushing creates panic and increases anxiety.
If your child continues to struggle on tests, talk to
him about it and meet with his teacher to learn new ways to
Praise and reward your child for her hard work
preparing for the test. Positive reinforcement encourages a
child to keep up the good work.
Remember, easing test anxiety is a process and there
is no quick fix. Be patient with your child and help him or her
gain the skills needed to overcome this challenge. Doing well
on a test is important, but not as important as helping your
child gain confidence, life skills and character.
For more tips and information, visit
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The F~lorida Star/Prep Rap
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EWC Celebrates Homecoming 2006
Edward Water College's
Homecoming 2006 events
began with a bang and
ended with the EWC family
enjoying a variety of events.
week, the EWC Men and
Women basketball teams
rolled on to a double win.
The Lady Tigers defeated
Allen University 88 40
while the Tigers defeated
Southeastern University 84-
55 during the grand opening
of John Adam Hurst / Jimmy
R. Jenkins Sports and Music
Dr.Oswald P. Bronson
opened the complex with a
President's Reception. EWC
received a check from Lee
Wesly LLC D/B/A Burger
King on Thursday
November 2, during half-
time the men's basketball
On Friday, November 3,.
the Tigers featured the
Greeks in the annual Step
This year the Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority and
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
won first place.
On Saturday the
Homecoming Parade fea-
tured guests Rev. R.J.
Washington and wife, along
with 120 other units.
game at Raines High School
was proving to be a great
game until after halftime.
The Tigers eventually lost
34-16 to Southern Virginia
University. The tigers fell
to 1-8 season.
The EWC "Triple
Threat" Marching Tigers
band was a major part of the
focus during halftime as
well as during the
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FL), Russell Penn and mother (Tallahassee, FL), Dr. Oswald P. Bronson (President, Edward Waters College), Bishop
McKinley Young (Chairman, EWC Board of Trustees), Dr. Johnson Akinleye, Richard Seymore and mother
(Jacksonville, FL), Lavina Hodge, Victor Jones and mother (Tallahassee, FL), and Abner Davis and mother
(Jacksonville, FL). (EWC PHOTO BY JAY BAKER)
From left, Homecoming Queen Tarisha Christopher, Homecoming King Delton Griffin,
Miss Junior Dia Fleming (Miss Junior escort not shown), Miss Senior Shawauna
Jacoba and escort Kelvin Milbreaks, Miss EWC Schara Wilson and escort Perze
Charlton, Miss Sophomore Claudia Joseph and escort George Harding, Miss
Freshman Brittany Benford and escort Melvin Knight, Homecoming Princess Chasity
Walker, and Homecoming Prince Andrian Knight. IEWC PHOTO BY JAY BAKER)
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Pass It Oil.
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The EWC Marching Tigers was a crowd favorite in the Homecoming Parade. (EWC PHOTO
BY JAY BAKER)
From left, Homecoming Queen Tarisha Christopher,
Homecoming King Delton Griffin, Homecoming Prince
Adrin Knight, and Homecoming Priness Chasity Walker.
(EWC PHOTO BY JAY BAKER)
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because you can often get more by 4 -
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as a trade-in. Z
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four years old, a trade-in will only yield .
about 25 percent of the market value. ----. -',.
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be several thousand dollars.
However, sometimes you have to spend a little bit of time and
money on marketing to save a lot-particularly when it comes to selling a
used car. Here are some tips:
Give the inside and outside a thorough cleaning or spend the money
to have it detailed. Let no nook and cranny go overlooked.
* Gather up all service and repair records. Be up front about any inci-
dents to build trust with any potential buyers.
* Take lots of pictures. Include as many details as possible, especial-
* Used-car buyers are always wondering three things: What's the
mileage? Was the odometer rolled back? Was the car ever in a wreck or
Usually, you can set a buyer's mind at ease by giving him or her a
copy of the vehicle's history, such as a Carfax Vehicle History Report. That
way, they won't have to take just your word that the mileage has not been
rolled back or your car has never been flooded or junked in a wreck.
* Placing a classified add online can often be effective. Web-based
classified ads at places such as AutoTrader.com and cars.com can help
you connect with potential buyers who live outside of your immediate area,
without eliminating local buyers.
Experts recommend using an online classified site where your ad stays
until the car sells.
* If you have a home page, create your own ad and post it there. You
can scan in pictures and drawings and a copy of the car's maintenance
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* If you're more comfortable with the low-tech approach, you can
always post flyers around town, in major traffic areas like malls or shopping
centers and in community bulletins.
To learn more about preparing a detailed history of your car, visit the
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The "McDonald's" Approach to Worship
841 PRUDENTIAL DRIVE, 12th FLOOR
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32207
November 18, 2006
PAI~'T C 1
By Ester Davis
A recent USA Today article stated that the McDonald's
Corporation is now buying restaurants that sell Mexican pizza, sushi
and health foods. Why is a corporation that serves 45 million people
daily, in 29,000 restaurants, in 121 countries, amassing $40 billion
dollars in sales in 2000, making such a major change in what it sells. *
The answer is staggering. The world's largest fast food chain have. '
begun to face a harsh reality: It's not about hamburgers anymore. It's ?
about survival. One of the best known brands on earth is reinventing
itself. The stock is down, Europe's mad cow scares, weak currencies,
etc., etc. Organizations, like people, grow up, mature and die. Why -
is McDonald's reinventing the organization? Now, McDonald's will
probably never stop selling hamburgers, but if any organization on the down side of its life cycle
does not systemically reinvent itself, it will die.
Too often churches wait until it's too late. The prayerful answer is that God won't let it
die. The naked truth is that ten churches a day in the United States go out of existence. Remember
all of those New Testament churches? They are now all dead. Church splits are at 'forest fire'
levels. Often people are finally open to change when their church is about to go under. By then
the proposed cure often ends up killing the patients. The history of dying churches is recorded
on a long list. The founders usually want to preserve the past and the next generation is getting
in their way. The major factor that keeps a church on the upside of its life cycle is a mission with
a vision that focuses outward.
Speaking of vision. Brentwood Baptist Church in Houston became the first to have a
McDonald's franchise on church grounds. The church commissioned demographic research to
see how it could serve its 10,000 members and reach out to many more. This church reportedly
has 80 difference activities every evening. The .11 acre church campus found a shortage of qual-
ity restaurants in the area. Because proceeds go to the church's youth activities, no sales tax is
applied. Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas has 15.ball fields, fitness center, coffee
shop and a food court. The 17,000 member, Castle Hills Baptist Church, outside of San Antonio,
just bought six residential lots to add parking. Churches are not just for Sunday mornings any-
more. They are 24/7. Why are churches getting bigger? Is bigger better? Some proclaim that
churches are getting bigger for the same reasons your CostCo, Home Depot, Lowe's and Wal-
Mart are expanding to 'super' centers and becoming one-stop-shops. Sidebar: You have read
hopefully my past articles on mega churches, because its one of my most fascinating subjects.
Last week I went to a suburban city to have lunch with my grandson Josh. He started
introducing me to his friends and telling me where they w ere from. These fi1fh graders were from
all over the world. Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, Afghanistan. It was amazing. The whole school was
completely ethnically diverse. Further research yield that this was not the exception. This was
a normal setting. Suburban America today is a. multi-ethnic, heterogeneous society. Indian,
Chinese, Korean, Caucasian, Hispanic and African Americans all live and work together. Where
are the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic churches that reflect the diversity of our society? There are:
but an unplentiful few try ing to rewind, but there are no diversity instruction manuals for adults.
Children live comfortable without instructions. With all of this growth, vision, hotels,, big
screens, traffic jams and concrete, church worship for the most part comfortably rest within their
own cultures. The worship hour remains the most segregated. I really want to believe that the
world ide body of Christ is supposed to function as a single multi-ethnic, multi-culture body.
The McDonald's formula is the same for all their 29.000 restaurants in 121 countries.
The world's largest fast food chain caters to simple taste and preferences. The equipment is the
same. The menu is the same. Thel are on ever corner. The coffee is their own blended brand.
They sell the same thin in London that they sell in Australia. The chicken nuggets are the same
price plus'minus a few pennies in the high rent district as in the ghetto. The golden arches are the
same coloring Vermont as in Russia. The drive through window takes the chauffeured dri en limo
and the 20-year old pickup full of trash. And everybody uses the w white plastic utensils to spread
Ester Davis is a celebrated television host/producer on PAX-TV. She can be reached
GENERAL LAW PRACTICE
WITH AN EMPHASIS ON CRIMINAL DEFENSE
HENRY QUINN JOHNSON, P.A.
Atorney At Law
Former State Prosecutor
Licensed in All State Courts of Florida
Also Commissioned a U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate Officer
Located Downtown Jacksonville The Aetna Building
NOVEMBER 18. 2006 FLORIDA STAR PAGE C-3
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FORMER SIAC COMMISSIONER WALLACE
JACKSON PASSES AWAY
Harry "Trae" Stinson III
Tucker, GA Former Southern
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner, L
Wallace Hornsby Jackson, 51, of Atlanta, passed
away peacefully November 11, 2006.
A graduate of the University of Georgia
(C'77), he was a freelance journalist, former
teacher in the. Atlanta Public Schools. Wallace
was very active in the Atlanta community, he held a number of positions on
a number of boards and commissions, including chair of the Atlanta
Empowerment Zone Commission and president of the Vine City Civic
Association for several years. He was a staunch advocate of historically
black colleges (HBCU's), who loved his family, his work and the Atlanta com-
munity. Wallace was the first full time Commissioner for the Southern
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) from 1990 2000, he paved the
way for the Division II conference housing HBCU's from across the south.
Prior to assuming the position of Commissioner of the SIAC, Jackson
was the Director of Sports Information at Alabama A&M and worked in a sim-
ilar capacity at Albany State College in Albany, GA. He was named
Outstanding Young man in America in 1984 through 1991 by the College
Sports Information Directors Association (COSIDA). Through his association
with COSIDA, Jackson served on the Academic All America Committee, the
Publicity For Women Sports Committee, the Ethics Committee, the Publicity
For Women Sports Committee, the Ethics Committee and the All-American
Under Wallace's watch, he directed the movement of the SIAC and
the development of the annual Pioneer Bowl, the only bowl game that hosts
HBCU schools and one of only two Division II bowl games.
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference would like to send
their sincere thoughts and prayers to the Jackson family. Current SIAC
Commissioner, Dr. William E. Lide, stated "Commissioner Wallace will sure-
ly be missed; he directed the SIAC in a positive way and paved the way for
the SIAC to be as great as it is today. He is a pioneer and his loss will be
heart felt not only in the Atlanta area but to the entire SIAC family.
TUESDAY @5 R.M.
MEAC VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR THIS WEEKEND
Eight Teams Will Compete for MEAC Championship Title
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will
hold its volleyball championship tournament November 18 and 19 at Holland
-Hall on the campus of Hampton University in Hampton, Va. The champi- .
onship tournament will tip-off at 11 a.m. with Florida A&M v. Howard on'
Court 1 and Maryland Eastern Shore v. Delaware State on court 2.
Only the top eight teams in the league will play in the championship\.
tournament. Teams are seeded one through eight by overall conference
records. Norfolk State (0-10), Hampton (2-8), and South Carolina State (2-
8) were eliminated from the tournament. .K
Florida A&M has the top seed in the 2006 tournament and will vie for
its sixth consecutive MEAC title and ninth overall. The Lady Rattlers have
won 17 matches this season with only six losses and are currently on a -
15-match win streak. FAMU was undefeated in conference play (10-0) for
the 11th consecutive year. The Rattlers have won 91 regular season confer-
ence matches. Their last MEAC loss occurred during the 1995 season when
they went 6-3 in conference play.
Florida A&M is led by Maria Andonova, the 2005 MEAC outstanding
tournament Performer. Andonova is ranked second in the nation with
5.91kills per game and 13th in aces (0.62). The Rattlers are 9-6 all-time '
against Howard during championship tournaments.
For more information on MEAC Athletics and for complete championship
results, log on to www.meacsports.com
Scores for November 11, 2006
CIAA Football Championship Game
Elizabeth City State 14 vs North Carolina Central 17
Clark Atlanta 6 Miles 0
Ft. Valley State 16 Kentucky State 19
Lane 28 Tuskegee 42
Delaware State 33 .Norfolk state 10
Elon 45 N.C.A&TO '
Howard 28 Bethune-Cookman 0
Hampton 59 Florida A&M 7 .
S.C. State 41 Morgan State 10
Alabama State 25 Miss Valley State 20
Alabama A&M 35 Alcorn State 26
Jackson State 31 Prairie View A&M 7
Southern 20 Ark-Pine Bluff 45
Texas State 41 Texa' Southern 21
Artis Gilmore Signs
with Jacksonville Jam
A Tribute to "The A-Train"
Jacksonville, Fla Former NBA All-Star and five-time
ABAAll-Star, Artis Gilmore will return to the basketball court
on Nov. 19 at the University of North Florida as a member of
the Jacksonville Jam. Gilmore, a local resident of
Jacksonville is known by his nickname "The A-Train" and his
outstanding performance in both the NBA and ABA.
Gilmore helped put basketball on the map in
Jacksonville when he played at Jacksonville University. He
led the team to the NCAA championship final game against
UCLA in. 1970.
"Artis has had an outstanding career and we felt we should
honor that career by bringing him out of retirement for a
game," said Felix Krupczynski, owner of the Jacksonville
Jam. "At half time, we will pay tribute to his many contribu-
tions on and off the court and then retire his #53 jersey in
honor of his legacy," Krupczynski added.
Gilmore was named to Sporting News' and Athlon's Top 50 of the first 50 years of '
the NBA. He was also leading left-handed scorer in professional basketball history.
Gilmore's impressive honors include: Career .599 field-goal percentage highest in
NBA history; ABA Championship, Kentucky Colonels (1975); 3rd highest shot blocker in
pro basketball (ABA/NBA) history (3,178); 5th highest rebounder in pro basketball
(ABA/NBA) history (16,330); 18th of all time pro basketball (ABA/NBA) scorers (24,941);
ABA Most Valuable Player and Rookie, 1971-72; One of seven unanimous selections
to the ABA All-Time Team; Six-time NBA All-Star (1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986);
'Top of ESPN's list of "Players Missing From The Hall Of Fame."
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at www.jaxjam.com
NOVEMBER 18, 2006
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Your Weekly Horoscope
(NOVEMBER 18, 2006-NOVEMBER 24, 2006)
(Aries-March 20th and
April 20th) Learning
m patience is the
Main task during
this week. Try to
social skills through work-
ing alongside others. You
should make an attempt to
curb your impetuous side-
weigh alternatives and con-
sider consequences before
speaking or acting. Get to
know yourself better. This is
a right time to put your rela-
tionships on trial You have
long- term plans and it is
really important to know
what your beloved thinks
about it. Some problems
with your relatives are pos-
sible. One of them may
come down with a flu and
you will have to spend with
him/her more time. It will be
appreciated. This week
lucky numbers are: 3, 9, 13,
(Taurus-April 20th and
May 21st)This week's the
main task cultivate your
quite side, yet do not neglect
urges or let them
go bottled up
inside. In case
you feel frustrated, try to
understand the problem and
then take the initiative.
Acknowledge your need for
affection and support. Do
not hesitate to ask for help if
you need it. This week lucky
numbers are: 2, 8, 10, 32,
(Gemini-May 21st and
June 21st)-You should
resist overwhelming people
w" ith your energy.
.. Try not to be too
needy of attention
and beware of leading others
on. Confirm your inner val-
ues and pay more attention
to the hidden talents of yours
during this week. This week
lucky numbers' are: 9, 15,
/21, 29, 35..
S(Cancer-June 21st, auI
July 22nd)-Try to tune in
What people are
There is a possi-
biity that some-
one would wont to monopo-
lies your time and energy
during this week. Beware of
such people. Ideals and
ideas can be worthy of devo-
tion, but destructive at the
same time. Firstly you
should make sure that others
want to be helped and than
offer your support. Be\ware
of being carried away by
your enthusiasm. This week
lucky numbers are: 6, 16,
S 4, 28. 30.
'Leo- July 22nd and
-' August 23rd)-Try not to
overpower others during this
week. Learn to
back off and
allow things to
happen as they
will. Although your hands
may itch to do the job, you
should give others to do it
their way, even if they make
mistakes. Try to remain sen-
sitive to those around you.
This week lucky numbers
are: 5, 7, 13,. 35, 43. :
Virgo-August 23rd and
should beware of
taking too much I-..
Son changing yourself during
this week, month or even
: year. You can open your
horizons by exposing your-
self to different disciplines
and points of view.
' This week lucky numbers
are: 12, 14, 18, 26, 32.
and October 23rd)- You
should try to be
Beware of stri-
'dent, dogmatic or inflexible
attitudes. Remember that
others have their wish and
gifts to teach also, and that
the best teacher is often an
internal student. This week
lucky numbers are: 7, 27,
31, 45, 51.
and November 22nd)-
This week is a perfect time
for you to dig deeper and
explore the depths of your
personality. Make an
attempt to take
matters a bit more
seriously if you
wish others to do
the same in regard
to you. On the other hand try'
not to give up your natural
and instinctive approach to
life. This week lucky num-
bers are: 2, 4, 10, 16, 40.
22nd and December
21 st) You should monitor
the pace of your activities
carefully. Seek to
Ibe more consistent
and less casual in
and ideas. Avoid coming on
so strong. Don't forget to
turn off your mental monitor
from time to time. Confront
your fears and insecurities.
Strengthen your financial
position by locking up your
savings. Reconsider rela-
tions with your colleagues.
There are all reasons for suc-
cess in your business. Try to
give more attention to your
households. Sparkle with
your beauty! All the men
you meet will find you a bit
irresistible. Meeting with
your friends will bring
delightful opportunities to
advance an important cause.
You have everything to to:
succeed in any beginning at
this time. This week lucky
numbers are: 5, 9. 11, 29.
and January 20th)-This
week is the right time to fin-
Try to develop T T
the patience to
interact fully L .
with others. Your ideas may
have to be sacrificed for the
sake of harmony. You should
also avoid escapism in its
Smanifold guises. You will be:
in debts if you don't reduce
the level of your expenses.
Quick actions will be the
most effective. Romance is
waiting for you during a,
business trip. Make sure that
you checked and sorted out
all important papers. Some
difficulties may appear if
you are not attentive
enough. All your dreams
will come true. All you have
to do is to use all these won-
derfuil opportunities for love
and romance. A family
member will call you for
, advice, so try to help. Avoid
unnecessary expenses and
keep your wallet closed
tight. This week lucky num-
bers areas 4, 22, 30, 42, 58,.
and February 19th)-You
should try to come on in a
rush. Be clear in what you
.. -- say. but also
I diplomatic. This
is very argent rule
Within this .week.
Don't be inattentive to the
impression you make or the
idea others have of you. The
since can also be a great
value. Try to improve the
between you and your
beloved. Your deception
may cause many problems.
On the other hand if you are
successful it is worth doing.
Problems with relatives and
friends could spoilt your
life. If you are asked for
advice try to be wise, or
everything and everyone
will turn against you. Dig
deep to find out how prof-
itable a new project will be
before you've signed the
papers. This week lucky
numbers are: 13, 17, 29, 37,
(Pisces February 19th and
what is right in front of you
is just as interesting as
or exotic. It may
not be incumbent
on you to influ-
ence the course of things.
Allow yourself express neg-
ativity if it is called for. On
the other hand don't forget
to give. yourself easy
rewards, too. Try to do your
best there are a lot of
chances you \will succeed.
There is goifig to be a
progress in relationships
between you and your
beloved. You two \ ill make
all your friends jealous.
Don't try to control over
everything, it is impossible.
You should use your profes-
sional skills wisely in busi-
ness and it won't take much
itimle to find yourself pro-
moted. Are you still single?
That's good. There is defi-
nitely an increasing energy
in your cosmic, aura. The
right man is closer than ever.
Spend more time traveling,
and communicate with oth-'
ers and you will meet each your more freedom to week lucky numbers are:
other.Work matters come to express your creativity. This 12, 20,32, 68, 98,.
a positive resolution giving
Police Nab Suspect
In Air Conditioner
HOUSTON A burglary suspect tried something very uncool, trying to hide in an air condition-
ing unit at a Houston shopping center on Monday.
At first, officers who responded to the burglar alarm couldn't find anyone. But, they later
noticed the man atop the building and summoned a ladder truck.
Officer John Dickerson said the suspect was nabbed inside an air conditioning unit. Copper
wire was stripped from several other industrial AC units at the complex.
Charges are pending.
Car Salesman Quick
Draw Fouls Robbery
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. The bandit should have paid closer attention to the used car salesman's
"Friends of the NRA" ball cap before pulling his gun. Auto dealer Greg "Lumpy" Lambert, a Knox
County commissioner, said a young man walked onto his sales lot Saturday and was determined to
buy a 2005 Ford Focus.
Lambert said he became suspicious during the test drive when the man didn't want to haggle
over price or even ask for a mechanical inspection.
Presented with the sales paperwork, the man pulled a .25-calibei handgun from his pocket,
apparently to rob him, the connussioner said. '
Lambert, a National Rifle Association member:who.has a ball cap from the group and has."
offered free rifles with car purchases in the past. was ready w-ith his ow ..380-caliber pistol.
"I think we probably leveled our sights close to the same time." Lambert said. "I think I got a
bit of a drop on him. Told him to drop his weapon, and he said he didn't want trouble."::i
The suspect fled. but left behind his driver's license.
Kane Stackhouse, 19. was charged Sunday with attempted aggravated robbery and was being':
held in jail with bond set at 515.000 bond, the Knox County Sheriffs office said.
Lambert acknowledged the suspect never asked for money or made demands.
"I didn't give him a chance to." Lambert said. "It was a tense situation. and a little scary."
Inmate Allegedly Urged To Strip For Pie.
ADRIAN, Mich. Two
SLenawee County Jail officers
have been fired after authori-
ties say they urged an inmate
to strip and run naked around
his cellblock in exchange for a
piece of cherry pie. "We took.
decisive action." SheriffLarry,
Richardson told The Daily
Richardson ;said firing of
the officers -- two of the jail's
best employees -- was recom-
mended by the county's labor
attorney. Richardson said he
Doesn't Pay Dead NC
SNEENAH. Wis. A sanita-
tion worker who found $1,900.
attached to a discarded desk at
a city scrap heap says he's fol-
lowed the rules and now
deserves the money -- but the
city won't give it up.
S "It's been very hard on me
for being honest and then
being told that because you're .
honest we're going to pat you
on the back and take your
money." David Voight said in-
a telephone interview Sunday
Voight. 52, found the cash
in July, in envelopes attached.
by magnets to the underside of
the metal desk at a junk drop-
off site at the city garage..
Voight, a longtime street
and sanitation worker for,
Neenah, turned, the money
Over to police and waited for
someone to claim it within 90
"I really wanted it to go to.
the rightful person," Voight
said. "It didn't matter to me. It
wivan't mine to begin with.
S"But it kind .of rubbed me
the wrong way that all of a
sudden the council said since
it was found on city property
you can't have it."
Now that the 90 days are
up and no one claimed the
money, city officials have
been wrangling over what to
do with it.
MONROE, N.C: -A candi-
date for a count board who
appeared in newspaper ads the
weekend before the election
sailed to victory with 12,000
votes -- despite being dead for
Sam Duncan was the top
vote-getter Tuesday ffor two
seats on Union County's Soil'
and 'Water Conservation
board. Although county elec-
tions officials knew of
Duncan's death, no one' told
S "We are instructed that it's
not our job to do that," said
Shirley Secrest, elections
director. The Democratic.
Party ran newspaper endorse-
merit ads about Duncan and
literature distributed near the
polls included his name. Party
officials said they didn't know
Duncan had died.
Former sheriff 'Frank
McGuirt said he was one of
the voters who helped Duncan
edge out the sitting chairman
who had served for about a
"I was shocked to know
that poor Sam was gone,"
McGuirt said. "I guess I had
just missed that obituary."
Duncan's seat will be filled by
appointment, officials said.
TO THE FLORIDA STAR!
learned of the incident in a let-
ter from another inmate.
The sheriffs department
said Sunday that the names of
the officers weren't being
Union officials have chal-
Slenged the firings, saying the
punishment was too severe.
Umon local president Deputy
:MIichael Osborne said it's not
nomaal procedure to fire such
employees after a single inci-
Richardson said the offi-
cers considered it a prank. An
investigation found that the
male inmate who was urged to
strip saw the two officers eat-
ing in August in the jail's
glass-enclosed control tower
and asked for some food.
The conversation turned to
joking about what the inmate
"would do for cherry pie, the
m\vestiganon found, and the
inmate said he was willing to
streak. Richardson said the
inmate was allowed out of his
cell and streaked.
No criminal charges will
be brought, the Lenawee
County prosecutor's office has
ruled. Following that decision
the department went ahead
with internal disciplinary
action. Richardson said.
"We had to be satisfied
there was no criminal act,"
November i1, 2006
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Hosea Chai chez Stars In CW
Photos 2006 by Andre' B. Murray/www.bernagency.photoreflect.com
By Rych McCain
The CW Network
recently debuted a new
comedy series called
"The Game." It is
about the ups and
downs and the realities
of professional foot-
ball players and the
women in their lives.
The show is produced
by Emmy Award win-
ner Kelsey Grammer
("Frasier"). One of the
stars of the show is
Hosea Chanchez who
plays a young black
Malik Wright who is:
managed by his mom
played by sitcom vet-
eran Wendy Raquel
Robinsoni ("The Steve
Chanchez was born
in Alabama and reared
between there and
Atlanta. He knew he
would be an actor by
age ten. His grandpar-
ents who reared him
recognized his talent at
an early age and
encourage his creative
received joy when
Chanchez would enter-
tain their guests by
singing, dancing or
acting out scenes from
sho\\ s he saw on televi-
sion. One such show
was "The Fresh Prince
of Bel Air." Young
Chanchez said "I can do
that, I want to be Will."
His first acting experi-
ence came at the age of
fifteen when he was cast
in the national play
"Glory" where he
played the role of
"Theodore." The story
centers around three
youngsters trying to
make it out of Harlem.
Chanchez loved the
thrill and the rush of
being .on stage and-
entertaining the audi-
ence. If there had been
any question about act-
ing, it was put to rest
when he stepped on
stage for the first time
When asked to
describe basis of the
show Chanchez replies,
"The back drop is the
NFL. The foreground
for the show is our rela-
tionships i.e., the trials
and tribulations that me
and my mom
(Robinson) go through
on a day to day basis,
Chanchez continued on D-5
Comedy, The Game!
Whsu In HollSoS
By Rych McCain
Our prayers and
sympathy goes out to
the family, friends and
fans of soul crooner
Gerald Levert who
crossed over to our
ancestors last Friday,
November 10. Levert
was 40. LA Reid's IDJ
will partner with One
Recordings to release
cross over male R&B
artist Sterling: IDJ beat
out a number of major
companies for a deal bro-
kered by One Recordings
principals A&R guru
Demetrius Spencer and
Texas based venture cap-
italist Bobby Patton. The
Philly based singer-song-
writer .who has been
compared to both Usher
and Chris Brown will
release his new album
-early next year.
While enroute to New
York to promote his
DVD The Pimp
Chronicles, Pt. 1, come-
dian Katt Williams was
stopped and detained at
International Airport on a
Williams .spend three
days in jail but got out in
time to jet to Atlanta for
the BET HIP HOP
NATION stars Greg
Sandino Moreno, Ana
Whassup continued on D-8
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The Florida Star
Black Actors Shine In Bobby, Movie Depicts Life Of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy
By Dwight Brown, NNPA
On June 4th, 1968, dur-
ing his presidential cam-
paign, Bobby Kennedy
was prophetic: "Those who
live with us are our broth-
ers they share the same
short, brief lives." Then in
a flash, an assassin's bul-
lets shattered an American
dream. Moments building
up to this tragic, historic
incident are ingeniously
"re-imagined" with 22 fic-
tional characters in this
Emilio Estevez's assem-
bles a cross-cultural mosa-
ic of people on that fateful
day at the Ambassador
Hotel in Los Angeles,
California, A haughty sous
chef (Laurence Fishbume)
an angry kitchen worker
(Jacob Vargas) and a saint-
ly busboy (Freddy
Rodriguez) confront each
other over racial issues,
make personal attacks and
then find common ground.
Two retired hotel employ-
ees (Harry Belafonte,
Anthony Hopkins) bicker
and reflect on their long
lives. Young campaign aids
(Nick Cannon, Joshua
Jackson) work themselves
into the ground .for
Kennedy's election. Other
aids take an acid trip cour-
tesy of a whacky drug deal-
er (Aston Kutcher).
A hotel manager
(William H. Macy) cheats
on his wife (Sharon Stone),
a manicurist, with a
(Heather Graham) whose
best friend (Joy Bryant,
Antwone Fisher) disap-
proves. An alcoholic singer
(Demi Moore) berates her
(Estevez). A young woman
(Lindsay Lohan) hastily
marries an adolescent
(Elijah Wood) to prevent
him from being drafted and
sent to Vietnam. A la
Crash, top actors skillfully
breathe life into their per-
sonae as disparate story-
script is inundated with
enough involving character
arcs to fill ten soap operas.
Rich and poor. Black,
white and Latino. Young
and old. Male and female.
Liberal and. conservative.
Infidelity, draft dodging,
alcoholism, aging, hallu-
cinogens, racism... Human
frailty and social ills com-
building to a fated climax
that is greater than its parts.
Harry Belafonte and Nick Cannon in Bobby.
Kennedy's assassination is
not only a tragic epoch but
,an equalizer too, proving
everyone is mortal.
Estevez's thoughtful dia-
logue is provocative,
humorous, touching, lov-
His astute direction
miraculously blends this
with archival footage that
depicts the end of an era,
when a political icon ques-
tioned the country's direc-
tion and time stood still.
The scene in the hotel
kitchen, when Fishbume,
Vargas and Rodriguez play
the dozens and offend each
other is one of the film's
most dramatic moments.
It's well crafted, astutely
observant of the ntrica-
Bobby cont'd on D-5
I f you are an
U are at
This year alone, over
100,000 blacks will die
from cardiovascular disease
The good news is, it's largely
preventable. Be physically
active, eat healthy foods and
develop a prevention plan
with your doctor.
SStart a conversation to stop
S' To learn more, take the
Learn and Live Ouiz by calling
1-888-AHA-2222 or visit
American Heart f
'.a'r Learn and Live.,
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The Florida Star
TeFlorida tanr Pg -loebr1,20
Bobby cont'd from D-4
cies/sensitivities of race
during the 1960s and the
actors display a ra\\ emo-
tion that makes their inter-
actions sharper than the
butcher kli\ves-hanging on
the walls. Stone as the
philosophical hotel maini-
curist has a \ery engaging
scene \\ith Demi Moore. a
lush in a failed marriage.
Kutcher "s acid trip \\ith
Brian Geraghty and Shia
Lebeouf provides a much
needed, light comic
sequence to the music from
the classic '60s theater
piece Hair. Nick Cannon's
pivotal character that has
the most to gain by
Kennedy's election and the
most to lose by his death.
This is Cannon's rite-of-
passage, his first adult role.
He nails it. Shot on a low
budget, which started at
around $5.5 million, this
insightful work is as
impressive as any big
budget. movie. Michael
Barrett, director of photog-
raphy, honed his skills on
"TV's CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation" and "CSI:
Miami" and gives the film
an impressive cinema ver-
it6 feel. Patti Podesta's pro-
duction design and Julie
Weiss's costumes aptly
recreate the period.
Richard Chew's judicious
editing trims the proceed-
ings down to an engaging
two hours+. The sound
track is inundated with vin-
tage Motown; Aretha
franklin and Mary J. Blige
exchange vocals on the
Bryan Adams written
anthem Never- Gonna
Break My Faith.
Inventive. Dignified. A
Deserves. an Academy
Chanchez cont'd from D-1-
me growing up being a
momma's boy, making
it to the NFL being a
star quarterback with a
forty million dollar con-
tract." Will the show be
physical with actual
Chanchez quips, "The
really wanted to keep
the show authentic to
situation comedy and
not make it so much
about the field, but to
make sure that people
know that this is truly
about these relation-
ships and what happens
within the NFL. It's not
really about playing
football; it's from a
female's perspective. If
it were from a guy's
perspective it would
probably be more con-
tact and more about
what happens on the
field. But it's from a
female' perspective, so
it's from behind the
scenes of the football
players. They show us
and the world what it's
like to be a wife, girl-
friend or mother of an
Since real football
players and actors alike
are high profile to the
public, does Chanchez's
personal off screen life
draw a parallel to that of
his character? He laughs
and says, "Good
Question, Ask me that a
few months after the
show airs." When the
ladies do begin to-
swarm, what kind of
attributes should they
bring to the table?
Again, that charming
smile appears and he
begins to run his list
down; "sweet, gentle,
strong head, strong
mind and not too out
there. I don't care for a
woman that goes out too
much but someone who
likes to stay at home,
kick it, lounge and
relax. If Chanchez were
an animal, what kind
would he be? "I'd be a
lion so I could rule the
world like the lion rules
the jungle." What is cer-
tain is that with his
looks, youth, talent and
Chanchez will be force
to be reckoned with in
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Bobby Cannavale, Kris
Lavigne, Ethan Hawke,
Patricia Arquette, Lou
Taylor Pucci, Luis
Guzman, Esai Morales
a)d .a cameo by Bruce
Willis. This movie would
have been better served
as a made-for-TV proj-.
ect. It centers on a cor-
rupt meat packing plant
that uses and abuses ille-
gal workers, mainly from
the -Mexican border.
They also cut corners on
plant safety and process
the meat under question-
able unsanitary condi-
tions, compromising the
health and quality of the
meat: There is little
action with predictable
dialogue and situations.
The only redeeming
value of this film is that it
does make you question
how the meat you eat
was processed. I can't
even say this film would
make a good rental.
FICTION stars Will
Latifah. and Emma
Thompson. This movie
i about IRS agent
Harold Crick (Ferrell)
who begins to hear a
voice in his head that is
narrating the story of a
novel being written by a
writer (Thompson), who
is unaware that the char-
acter she has created on
paper is an actual living
person. The real- Harold
Crick and .the novel
character Harold Crick
become one:in the same.
This unusual situation
and takes a turn for the
worst when the real
Harold Crick becomes
aware that his character
in the novel _i-ll die.
That means he too \vill
die the same way in real
life, so he sets out to stop
Will Ferrell is on a
hot streak this year with
his last movie
blowing out the box
office in mega bucks
fashion! Because of that,
this movie may do the
same, butit doesn't live-
up to the hype. The high-
light is a brilliant per-
formance by Dustin
Hoffnan as college liter-
ary professor, Dr. Jules
Hilbert. You almost can't
go wrong with Hoffman
in a film. Queen Latifah
holds her own as the
writer's aide Penny
Thompson hit the nail
square on the head with
her portrayal of the
eccentric novelist Karen
Eiffel. Unless you are
more of the intellectual
movie type, this film is
not your cup of tea.
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The Florida Star
~Psae D8/November 18. 2006