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Section A: Main
page A 1
Section A: Main: Editorial
page A 2
Section A: Main: Church
page A 3
Section A: Main: Lifestyle
page A 4
Section A: Main: State
page A 5
Section A: Main: National
page A 6
Section A: Main continued
page A 7
page A 8
Section B: Prep Rap
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page B 2
page B 3
page B 4
page B 5
page B 6
page B 7
page B 8
Section C: Local
page C 1
Section C continued
page C 2
page C 3
Section C: Regional
page C 4
Section C: Sports
page C 5
Section C continued
page C 6
page C 7
page C 8
Section D: Entertainment
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Dr. Oprah Winfrey at Howard
Oprah. Winfrey cried
tears of joy as she received
an honorary doctorate
degree from the prestigious
Howard University in
Washington, D. C.
Recognized as the first
black female billionaire,
her talk show has
remained. the top-rated
TV talk show for 20 con-
A study released Wednesday in the
Journal of the National Cancer Institute sug-
gests that high-dose multivitamins may
harm the prostate, and involves a continued
question regarding whether taking vitamins
really helps a variety of conditions, or is a
waste of money.
In this study that tracked about
300,000 men, a third reported taking
daily multivitamins, 5 percent were
secutive seasons. She
told the'graduates that her
success comes from
maintaining her princi-
ples and serving others.
She advised the graduates
and the 30,000 who
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and serve." "I stand here
as a symbol of what is
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New City Councilmen
warren A. Jones
It was a low voter's
turn out but Warren A.
Jones was returned as a
city councilman. He had
served as a Jacksonville
city councilman from
1979 to 1999 and won
over Republican Fred
Engness, 69% over 31%
for District 9 Tuesday.
Dr. Johnny Gaffney
Dr. Johnny Gaffney
won over his opponent,
Carolyn Anderson, also a
democrat, 57% over 43%
to represent District 7 as
a city councilman.
Karl "Jay" Jabour III,
Republican, won over
Democrat, as City
Council At Large, Group
2, 62% over 38%.
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Byron Halsey was the
200th DNA exoneration.
He spent about 20 years
in prison for the rape and
murder of two children.
DNA finally linked the
crime to a neighbor who
testified against Halsey.
Halsey did not speak at
the hearing but tears
streamed down his face
as he learned he would
be walking out of prison.
The Connecticut legis-
lature voted to award
James Tillman $5 million
this week for his 18 years
in prison for a 1988 rape
charge that DNA proved
he did not commit. His
attorney said that
Tillman felt the amount
was fair compensation.
It is understood that
Halsey can apply for
for each year he was in
Fire Closes Liquor Store
Two houses and a busy business were destroy) ed
by fire at MLK and L Street in Brunswick.
Neighbors and those who
like to gather in the area of
MLK and L Street, were
somewhat shocked about
the fire that destroyed the
businesses on the corner.
According to reports, the
fire that burned two houses
and a business, was started
intentionally because of
anger and lack of funds.
heavy users of vitamins. Within five
years 10,241 had been diagnosed with
prostate cancer; 1,476 had advanced
cancer and 179 died. The study showed
that heavy multivitamin users were
almost twice as likely to get fatal
prostate cancer as men who never took
Dr. & Mrs King's Oldest Child Dies Suddenly
Yolanda King Dies at 51 Years of Age
Yolanda King was the first born of Dr. and Mrs.
Martin Luther King, Jr., the first family of the civil
rights movement. She died, unexpectantly Tuesday at
the age of 51. The cause of her death was not known at
the time of this writing, but family members have stat-
ed that they suspect her death stemmed from a heart
Yolanda King honored her parents legacy through act-
ing and advocacy. She was a resident of Santa Monica,
California. She was the speaker for the 2007 Martin
Luther King's birthday and scholarship luncheon in ol Ki
Jacksonville and provided such a
performance, the audience stood
on their feet. At that time, she
also committed to work with IF "
Gemando Abrams on his "Stop
the Violence, Use your talent"
campaign for Jacksonville.
Yolanda King was an actress,
author, producer, and an advo-
cate for peace and nonviolence.
She is the founder of Higher
Ground Productions. Funeral Yolanda as a child with father and brother
arrangements have not been announced.
Judge Finds Mayor is Father;
Child Support May Be Soon
Mayor Josephus Eggelletion Jr filed a law suit request-
Sing that a paternity suit filed against him be dismissed.
The Broward County court ordered DNA tests which
confirmed that Mayor Eggelletion is the father of a 19-
year-old male whose mother. is Angelita Sanders of
S Savannah, Georgia. The mayor offered the mother
$17,000 to settle the suit but she refused the offer, stat-
ing that the amount was an insult for all the years she
Mayor Josephus had spent raising their teenage son. The mayor said that
Eggelletion, Broward Co. Ms. Sanders filed the lawsuit in 2004 and the mayor did
not take it seriously because he said his time with her was
a "one night stand" and that he, as mayor, became a target for cash because the
mother was experiencing financial difficulties. The mother said she needs help to
support the son that DNA proved belongs to she and the mayor. The son is present-
ly in college. However, Eggelletion argues that Sanders had named her ex-husband
as the father in their divorce proceedings in Georgia and that she was married when
their son was born.
Sanders is seeking child support payments from 2002, as well as attorney fees and
costs. Since the mayor's motion to dismiss the suit was denied, it is possible that
the court may require Eggelletion to make child support payments. If a settlement
is hot made prior to the final hearing which is scheduled for May 21; the court may
set an amount for child support payments to be made to Ms. Sanders.
Bo Diddley Suffers Stroke
Bo Diddley, the 78 year old singer, songwriter-guitarist and
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, suffered a stroke Wednesday while
in Iowa. According to reports, the blues guitarist is in intensive ,
care and is listed in guarded condition. Diddley was inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and was given a
lifetime achievement Grammy in 1998.,
Sixty Years of Pictures from Ebony and Jet Soon Available
Soon to become available are the many pictures that have appeared in Ebony and Jet
since 1945 and 1951, respectively. The archives include an estimated 20 million pic-
tures that will be available to purchase from AP as early as fall.
Owner of The Former Premier Foods Dies
Gerald Monsour Asker, owner of the former Premier Foods, died on April 23, 2007,
according to his attorneys. Asker closed the stores on a moments notice less than two
years ago, and filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on October 13, 2005 shortly thereafter.
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It Takes A Community to Steer Young Black
Boys Down the Road to Higher Learning
Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League
MAY E. FORD
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In a speech at
National Urban Lea
2006 annual confer
Dick Parsons said th
son why he pursued
er education was ti
was expected of him
his friends, parents
whole. There wa:
question in the matte
was just brought up
anecdote is somethil
lies should embrace
aspire to in light
omy requiring higt
skills to thrive and su
these days. If we de
that our children -
cially our boys --
something of them
and instill in then.
value of education
achieve their goals,
have fewer behind b
wandering the street!
ing to live up to
But it's so much
said than done. With
Black men behind
than in college, it's
cult for young
CLARA FRANCES McLAUGHLIN
Sthe from one-parent house-
igue's holds, to find adequate
rence, role models to inspire
rman them and steer them on
e rea- the path of college educa-
high- tion and away from the
hat it streets.
-- by More than half the
Sand nation's 5.6 million Black
as a boys live in fatherless
s no households, more than 40
er. He percent of which are
That impoverished. They are
educated in school dis-
sonal tricts where 21 percent of
ng all teachers have less than
fami- three years of experience
e and more than twice the per-
of an centage of inexperienced
econ- teachers in majority-white
i-tech districts. They live in a
irvive world where 18 percent
mand less is spent for their edu-
espe- cation than for Whites.
make "Too many absent
selves fathers leave too many
n the ,poor and minority chil-
n to dren in families headed by
we'd single mothers struggling
ars or financially and straining
s fail- to hold their households
their together," noted Marian
Wright Edelman in her
easier essay in the National
more Urban League's The State
bars of Black America 2007.
diffi- "With frayed or sundered
Black extended family net-
those works, few single work-
* ing mothers have the time,
supports or energy to nur-
ture and guide their chil-
dren, read to them at
night; help with their
homework, take them to a
health clinic, or advocate
for them at their schools.
They are too busy merely
trying to survive."
Since the mid-1960s,
much progress has been
made by Blacks on the
college education front. In
the past decade or so -
1993 to 2003, Black
enrollment climbed nearly
43 percent to more than
1.9 million students,
according to the American
Education Council. Black
men, however, made up
38 percent of this popula-
tion in 2005,.according to
Census Bureau data.
White men, on the other
hand, made up slightly
less than 50 percent of
white college students.
The decline in num-
bers of Black men on
campus even at
Colleges and Universities,
where at least 60 percent
or more of students are
women -- has set off
alarm bells among educa-
S tors and politicians alike.
Earlier this year, the
Presidents' Round Table, a
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group of Black communi-
ty college presidents,
joined forces with -the
Caucus to study the issue
and make recommenda-
tions to reverse the trend.
But much of that needs
to start at an early age
with the help of effective
role models. The reason
why fewer black men are
going to college is that
they think it's unattain-
able or that they're better
off on the streets. With the
odds so stacked against
them, it's a miracle that
any of these at-risk black
men get into college let
Where we need to
focus our efforts is on
these boys at an early age
when they perform fairly
well compared to white
boys, according to most
recent Nation's Report
Card. Since 1992, the per-
formance gap between
Black and White boys has
Progress has been
made in the early years in
closing the achievement
gap. However, a major
disconnect occurs by high
school: by age 17, black
males are further behind
their white counterparts
than they are at age 9. In
2004, Black teenagers
actually lost ground on
white teenagers in math at
least: the gap in scores
widened to 30 points, up
from 26 in 1992.
SIn Maryland, an educa-
tion task force character-
ized school as "an at-risk
environment for African-
American male youth"
and recommended that the
state take steps to fix the
situation "whatever the
costs," according to a
recent New York Times
That solution, as I rec-
ommended last month in
my remarks during the
release of The State of
Black America 2007,
could come in the form of
more all-male schools
such as New York City's
Eagle Academy that fea-
tures mentoring as well as
longer school days to
remove some of the dis-
tractions and obstacles
standing in the way of the
education of black boys.
Eagle Academy for
Young Men has a school
day that ends at 5:30 p.m.
and requires students to
attend on Saturdays for
half a day. In Ossining,
N.Y., education officials
discovered through a dis-
trict-wide analysis of high
grade-point averages that
black males performed far
worse than any other
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group, including black
females whose perform-
ance compared favorably
with their peers.
So, in 2005, the area's
school district began a
gram for Black male high-
school students and
recently began offering
voluntary mentoring serv-
ices for black boys in sec-
ond and third grades, in
which they are paired up
with Black teachers for
one-on-one guidance out-
side of class and extra
While it's too early to
assess the effect of these
programs on test scores,
Ossining officials point
out that the percentage of
Black students in the llth
and 12th grade enrolled in
college-level courses dou-
bled in 2005 over 2004.
And discipline referrals of
black male second and
third-graders have fallen
80 percent, the New York
Even in college, Black
males at times require
special "intrusive coun-
selihg" by very commit-
ted mentors to stay on the
course because they tend
to "come to the academic
environment with incredi-
ble degrees of distraction
and more often than not,
not with the tools" that
they need to succeed,
Malcolm B. Williams, a
manager for student sup-
port services .at- all-male
Morehouse College. told
the magazine Diverse
Issues in Higher
Somewhere down the
line a growing population
of Black males began to
deem a college education
as unattainable or just not
worth the investment.
This is exactly the attitude
we must reverse in light
of an increasingly high-
In the past, unskilled
Americans could find
themselves secure rela-
tively high-wage jobs in
the manufacturing sector
but those jobs are few and
far between these days.
Without a college degree,
black men face bleak
prospects. It's either flip-
ping burgers or the street,
which eventually leads to
prison. Without success-
ful black men to help lead
the way for this vulnera-
ble group, we can only
expect the situation to spi-
ral out of control and fail
to tap our nation's greatest
source of untapped poten-
tial young Black men
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Faith In Our Community
Schedule ofEvents and Services
APPRECIATION BREAKFAST in Honor of A
Legend Deacon Henry Simmons, Saturday, May 19th
at 8 a.m. to be held at the St. Thomas Missionary
Baptist Church located at 2119 Rowe Ave.,
Jacksonville, Rev. Ernie L. Murray, Sr., Pastor. For
more information, call (904) 768-8800.
BENEFIT APPRECIATION PROGRAM FOR
DEACON LAVERNE PULLINS St. Matthews
Baptist Church located at South 6th St., Folkston, GA,
May 19th at 6:00 p.m. Special Guest: Rejoice, New
Creations,, Bro. Floyd Perkins, Sunny Rose Gospel
Singer, Royal Spiritual Gospel Singers, Dea. Kilpatrick
and The Soul Savers, First African Baptist Church Male
Chorus of Kingslands, GA, and many more groups
from South Georgia and North Florida. For more infor-
mation, please call Bro. Dewayne Everett at (912) 288-
6369 or Sister Claudia Campbell at 708-4776.
NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH invites the
public to join them as they celebrate the 19th
ANNIVERSARY of the church and the 12th PAS-
TORAL ANNIVERSARY honoring Reverend Roland
S. Baker, Sr. The celebrations will be held at the church,
located at 1451 Mt. Herman St., Friday, May 18th at
7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 20th at 6:00 p.m. For more
information call (904) 353.9883.
NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL AFRICAN
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH located at
737 Jessie St., Jacksonville, FL with Rev. Louis
Kirkland, Pastor invites you to attend their'Annual
Leona Daniels' Day, May 20th. Church school 9:00
a.m., Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., afternoon service
3:30 p.m. The Rev. Charles Cloy, Pastor of Bethel
AMEC Hallandale, FL will bring the message at 10:45
a.m., Reverend Kevin Robinson, Pastor of High
Antioch Madison will bring the message at 3:30 p.m.
For more information call (904) 358-2258.
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School is Almost Out. Keep Your Kids
Busy This Summer. Get Your Kids
Involved in a Good Church.
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MOUNT SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH FAMILY CONFERENCE 2007 May
9th, 16th and 23rd from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Don't miss
this SINGLES, YOUTH AND FAMILY CONFER-
ENCE AND REVIVAL AT "THE MOUNT." Guest
Lecturer is Pastor Harold Rollinson of Worship Place.
Special Guest Speakers are Pastor James of New
Revelations; Pastor Ernest Griffin of Shalom Baptist,
and Dr. Juan P. Gray. For more information call (904)
354-7249. Rev. R.L. Gundy, Pastor.
GREATER NEW HOPE AFRICAN METHODIST
EPISCOPAL CHURCH located at 2708 N. Davis
St., Jacksonville, FL, Rev. Mary F. Davis, Pastor. The
Board of Stewards presents in concert THE UNITED
BROTHERS IN CHRIST of JACKSONVILLE,
Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. Gospel, Old Time
Favorites, Contemporary, and Door Prizes. Free
Admission. For more information call 904-356-2121.
THE RETIRED MINISTERS' CLUB of the East
Conference will hold its 22nd Installation Worship
Service Sunday, may 20, 2007 at 7:00 p.m., at New
Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1231 Tyler St., Jacksonville,
FL. Rev. William Lamar, IV is the Pastor.
WEST ST. MARK BAPTIST CHURCH located at
1435 West State St., Jacksonville, FL with pastor Willie
J. Jones, Sr. is having a FELLOWSHIP FRIDAY A
DEACONESS PROGRAM, Friday, May 25, 2007 at
7:00 p.m. Theme: "Christian Women Bearing Fruit of
the Spirit." Presiding: Evangelist Evelyn Ruffin. For
more information call 904-477-7014.
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submissions preferred. Send to: email@example.com
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EASTSIDE'S NEW CHURCH MOTHER
On Mother's Day, May 13, 2007, at the
Eastside Church of God, located at 11190
East 14th St., Jacksonville, FL, Deaconess
Elizabeth Weaver was ordained as the new
'Church Mother.' Mother Weaver will be
taking the place of her mother, Mother
Harriett Walker, who departed this life in
October of 2006. Mother Weaver is an
extraordinary Woman of God who loves
the Lord and doesn't mind working for him.
Deaconess She is one of the lead singers of the
Elizabeth Weaver Eastside's Voices, the assistant Teacher
for the Adult Women Sunday School Class, and she will be writ-1
ing Inspirational Messages on the Church's Web Site; east-
sidechurchofgod.com, called CHURCH MOTHER'S CORNER.
SBishop S.J. Herring, Jr., is the Pastor.
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died May 9, 2007.
BOSSARD, James, died
May 12, 2007.
BRANON, Robert L.,
died May 10, 2007.
BRISTOL, Hiram, died
May 10, 2007.
CARD, Alice Bernard,
died May 13, 2007.
Alphonso West Mortuary.
CHERRY, Johnnie? died
May 12, 2007.
CYLER, Tommy S., Sr.,
55, died May 8, 2007.
DANIELS, Elzora 0.,
died May 11, 2007.
FIELDS, Jessie, died
May 12, 2007.
FLETCHER, Betty J.,
died May 13, 2007.
HAMPTON, Willie E.,
died May 15, 2007.
HOWLEY, Peter Paul,
74, died May 7, 20076.
D., died May 8, 2007.
LINDER, Ethel, died
May 12, 2007.
died May 7, 2007.
Mae, died May 12, 2007.
NEW KIRK, Florine,
died May 14, 2007.
NEWTON, Thurman E.,
died May 11, 2007.
O'DELL, Harold, died
May 13, 2007.
PAIGE, Inell J., died
May 12, 2007.
PASCHAL, Robert, Jr.,
died May 9, 2007.
SANDERS, Freddie Lee,
died May 10 2007.
died May 10, 2007.
SCOTT, James, Sr., 68,
died May 10, 2007.
Lee, died May 9, 2007.
SIMMONS, Sandra M.,
died May 9, 2007.
died May 12, 2007.
SUTTON, Pete, Jr., died
May 13, 2007.
TAYLOR, Nathan, died
May 11, 2007.
TISDALE, Ralph, died
May 14, 2007.
WATSON, Alma, died
May 13, 2007.
died May 10, 2007.
The Church Directory
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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. A
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study .............. 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus -
(904) 764-5727 Church .
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
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School 9:15 10:15 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship '
:(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service ...................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities
MT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M.A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for our sins...was buried and Rose again" (see 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 am.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday Night Services 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Prison Outreach 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Nursing Home Outreach 3rd and 4th Saturdays
"Call or Write Mt Charity for FREE Sunday School Outlines"
A Bible Preaching, Bible Believing and Bible Practicing Church
"Without the shedding of Blood, there is no remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22)
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Fla. 32206
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"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"
TPC Clubhouse Opens
The planners for this year's TPC Golf Tournament
(now referred to as The Players) were 'full throttle'. For
the first time since I have been covering the event we
were invited to two separate social events during the
tournament week. First there was the reception for the
media at the new 77,000 square-foot Mediterranean
Revival style clubhouse. The new clubhouse described
by many as majestic was even more than that. I would
add adjectives as: regal, grand, magnificently splendid.
It was the centerpiece for the world renowned TPC
Sawgrass, home to the PGA TOUR's prestigious THE
PLAYERS Championship. Intermingling elegance, and
Mediterranean old world charm with modem-day com-
forts and state-of-the-art technology, the clubhouse
offers PGA TOUR Players and their families, specta-
tors, sponsors and partners with a one-of-a-kind hospi-
tality facility during THE PLAYERS, as well as unri-
valed banquet and meeting amenities for resort guests,
individuals ard organizations throughout the year.
It is new clubhouse F-A-BU-L-O-U-S! It is booked
for the next two years for Saturday wedding receptions
that require a minimum five figure dollar amount for
usage. We were thoroughly wined and dined along with
being graced with a full tour of the new facility.
And then later in the week we were at the PGA party
at the Sawgrass Marriot .where there was as always
good food, plenty libations to drink, great dance music
and abundant frivolity!
We needed all of that as our favorite golfer, the one
and only Tiger Woods, was struggling on the new
course. But then came Sunday and he was prowling for
most of the eighteen holes. Well there is always next
year. In fact I'd bet that Tiger's thoughts are on the new
baby that is due next month. Just think a 'Little Tiger'
or a 'Little Tigerett'. It all sounds good!
As always it was a fun-filled week!
Ms. France Bradley shared with us a little back-
ground on the stage played she recently played an
active role in. She writes, "My character is Aida
Majigeen, the mother of Anta Majigeen Njaay.
Majigeen is a musical- drana of historical fiction based
on the life of Anta Majigeen Njaay, a young teenager
tom from her home in Senegal in the early 19th
Century and sold into slavery in Spanish owned
Florida. Her story is told through the fictitious charac-
ter of Mamadou Seck, griot to the Njaay family and
narrator of this tale. He recounts for us Anta's fascinat-
ing life from her baptism as a young Muslim, to her
capture and shackled departure from Senegal through
the 'Doorway of No Return,' to her marriage to planta-
tion and slave owner Zephaniah Kingsley and through
her adult years as a mother, plantation owner, slave
owner, activist and grandmother. We meet along the
way African kings and warriors, her family members,
Zephaniah's other wives as well as Zephaniah himself.
We hear through each character's song her own unique
perspective on such things as polygamy, motherhood,
slavery, marriage, Christianity & Islam, betrayal, greed
and love and loss. We see, through the wisdom and
humor of the omniscient griot, many similarities
between the issues that ate on the social forefront today
and those thousands of miles away 200 years ago.
Issues that remind us all of our membership in the same
race, the human race. I had two major songs in the
The star of the show, Akia McDaniel Davis, plays
Anta/Anna. She is a gifted singer who played Laurelle
in the Alhambra's production of Dream Girls last year.
Roderick Bryant in the role of King Ndella, portrays a
I was full of regrets that my schedule was already
filled during this most recent performance. I must
make sure this doesn't happen the next time!
Don't forget to let us .know of your upcoming
events. Contact us at 904 766-8834; E-mail
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or fax (904) 285-7008.
See you in the paper! '
Enjoying the Media Reception during The Players (TPC) week were:
Denise Taylor, PGA Media Manager, Cable TV Host Lynette Jones,
Shorelines Columnist Jackie Rooney and Stephon Boggs husband of Lynette
The Willard Paynes with their North Carolina friends were thoroughly
enjoying the PGA party during The Players Week.
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Photographer J. Carl Davis, Sr. couldn't resist taking this photo of
'Tiger' Woods 'reading' the greens.
The Orrin Mitchells joined Sam Hall and a friend for a moment of
conversation during The Players.
Frances Bradley as Aida Majigeen, the mother of Anta Majigeen
Njaay in the stage play Majigeen.
At the PGA Tour Party during The Players week Held at the
Sawgrass Marriott were: Verdin Magee, Dr. Richard Danford, Mrs.
Lynette Jones and hubby Stephon Boggs and Vernon Knight of
PGA Staffer Jean Kohn and Former Tennis Pro and Mal Kids Exec Mal
Washington with Columnist Betty Asque Davis
The star of the show, Akia McDaniel Davis, plays Anta/Anna in the
stage play Majigeen. She is a gifted singer who played Laurelle in the
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* Residents as DIY Gator Hunters?
Shake-up at SCLC in Tallahassee
The head of an organiza-
tion that resulted from the
split of Tallahassee's most
storied Civil Rights-era
group has resigned and is
calling for reconciliation.
The Rev. Joseph Wright
stepped down from his role
as president of the
Tallahassee chapter of the
Leadership Conference, a
day after being suspended
by the national board. He is
calling for reconciliation
with the Inter-Civic
Council, which organized
the Tallahassee Bus Boycott
51 years ago.
That organization is
now headed by the Rev.
William Foutz of
"The (council) is historic
in this community, and for
that reason it should be
restored with honors,"
Wright wrote in a letter to
the Rev. Wilburt Shanklin,
the national compliance
officer for the Atlanta-based
The new chapter was
formed in December after
Foutz's Inter-Civic Council,
which was also a chapter of
the SCLC, was suspended
by the national board for
administrative failings and
Temporary officers for the
new provisional chapter
were chosen Dec. 21 during
an ,election that was over-
seen by the Atlanta office.
The provisional chapter,
headed by Wright, was then
supposed to have elections
within 90 days, but those
elections never took place.
Wright, the pastor of
Baptist Church, had been in
charge of compliance for
Florida and had led the
charge against Foutz.
On May 4, Wright was
also suspended, for unclear
causes that included talking
to the media about the con-
cerns with Foutz's chapter,
He said the national
office had'taken issue with
Foutz, and that he and other
members of the new chapter
were following the national
board's lead when the new
chapter.held its elections.
Foutz, who has said all
along that he did nothing
wrong and that the ICC was
independent of the SCLC,
said he welcomed Wright's
attempt to renew a dialogue
between the two
"He's doing the right
thing," Foutz said.
The SCLC is over 50
years old and can be traced
back to the Montgomery
Bus Boycott. The
Montgomery Bus -Boycott
began on December 5, 1955
after Rosa Parks was arrest-
ed for refusing to give up
her seat to a white man on
the bus. The boycott lasted
for 381 days.and ended on
December 21, 1956, with
the desegregation of the
, Montgomery bls system. .
Residents May Become
DIY Alligator Hunters!
Spring is when Florida's
alligators start getting
active, and the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is urg-
ing Floridians and visitors
to be cautious when having
fun in and aroufid water.
At the same time, state
wildlife officials from the
Commission are consider-
ing a new way of dealing
with nuisance alligators.
Under a draft plan
released last week, home-
owners who discover a
gator less than 4 feet long
floating in their pool or
blocking their driveway,
would be allowed to capture
and kill the reptile them-
For nearly 30 years, the
state has relied on profes-
sional trappers to deal with
complaints about alligators
intruding on suburban
"We're trying to make
the program as flexible as
possible," said Harry
Dutton, alligator manage-
ment program coordinator
for the Florida Fish and
Commission. "If folks have
the capability and are up for
it, then fine."
The 4-foot rule is a safe-
ty measure designed to
make sure homeowners
leave the big gators to pro-
fessional trappers, Dutton
said. Unfortunately the draft
plan provided no easy way
for the DIY alligator hunter
to measure his prey.
"I'm not saying they
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couldn't bite you, but lots of
stuff bites," Dutton said.
"Handling a cocker spaniel
might be more dangerous."
Currently, anyone with-
out a state license who
harms a gator, even if he
feels threatened, could
potentially face charges.
Officials are still tweaking
the details on just how the
new approach to alligator
trespassers would work.
For instance, Dutton said a
homeowner couldn't just
kill a gator without getting
the proper paperwork.
People still need to
report the gator by calling
the state's hotline, 866-
said. Then state officials
would issue a 'harvest
officials could e-mail or fax
it to the caller for immedi-
ate action, or drop it in the
mail for delivery in a few
days, Dutton said.
When questioned as to
Unprovoked attacks by alligators smaller than 5 feet in
length are rare but any Alligator can be dangerous!
whether a homeowner
might have to wait by the
mailbox while an alligator
sits in his carport, Dutton
said "You're fleshing out a
detail here that has not been
fleshed out yet, Maybe we
could give them an authori-
zation number over the
Since 1978, the state has
relied on freelance trappers
to deal with larger nuisance
gators generally anything
larger than 4 feet by catch-
ing and killing them. The
trappers are supposed to
recoup their expenses by
selling the meat and hides.
In 2005, the state's 38
licensed trappers, caught
and killed 7,700 nuisance
gators. Last year, they cap-
tured and killed 11,000.
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* Daisy Bates Summit in AR
Bill Maxwell's Dream
Daisy Bates Education
Summit In Little Rock
Leaders in public educa-
tion, civil rights and social
justice will convene in
Little Rock, Ark. this week
for the 7th biennial Daisy
Bates Education Summit,
named in honor of Bates,
the civil rights leader, jour-
nalist, publisher and author,
who advised the Little Rock
Nine. Hosted by the
Department, the event will
celebrate the 50th anniver-
sary of the integration of
Little Rock Central High
School and the important
sacrifices made by the Little
Rock Nine and the late
Daisy Bates, who was also
former president of the
Arkansas State Conference
of NAACP Branches.
Themed, "Little Rock
Central High 1957:
Honoring the Legacy,
Facing the Challenge," this
Daisy Bates is best known as
an advisor to nine black stu-
dents trying to attend a previ-
ously all-white school, she was
a pivotal figure in that seminal
moment of the civil rights
year's summit will honor
the nine courageous African
Americans, who as
teenagers, bravely desegre-
gated Little Rock Central
High School under the guid-
ance of Daisy Bates and the
protection of soldiers from
the U.S. 101st Airborne
Division on orders from
Ties to Wal-Mart
Michelle Obama is viewed as an invalu-
able asset to her husband's campaign for the
Democratic 2008 presidential
She is a fluent public
wife, devoted mother and pro-
fessional woman. Yet, while ,
her style and performance are
winning plaudits on the cam-
paign trail, a little-reported
business interest of Mrs
Obama's has opened her hus- Michel
band up to one of the criticisms that politi-
cians fear most the taint of hypocrisy.
She is taking a break from her main job,
as a well-remunerated Chicago hospital
executive, to campaign for her husband. But
she has just been re-elected to the board of
an Illinois food-processing company, a posi-
tion she took up two years ago to gain expe-
rience of the private sector.
"This summit is
designed to inspire and pro-
mote activism toward the
goal of educational equity
and using that equity as a
platform for building solu-
tions to the challenges con-
fronting us in public educa-
tion," said NAACP Interim
President & CEO Dennis
The summit will also
feature workshops focusing
on topics such as increasing
parent and community
involvement in schools,
supporting black male
achievement, and reversing
dropout rates for students of
"The Daisy Bates
Summit is an opportunity
for education and social jus-
tice advocates to critically
strategize around the
NAACP's broad education
reform agenda," said
NAACP National Education
Director Michael T. S.
And the biggest customer for the pickles
and peppers produced by Treehouse Foods
is the retail giant Wal-Mart, the world's
largest corporation and the favorite villan of
American liberals, including Sen Obama,
for its employment practices.
As the Illinois senator prepared to join
the presidential fray late last year, he threw
his weight behind the union-backed cam-
paign against Wal-Mart. He declared that
there was a "moral responsibil-
ity to stand up and fight" the
company and "force them to
examine their corporate val-
*. According to the couple's
tax returns, Mrs Obama earned
$51,200 for her work as a
director on Treehouse's board
last year, on top of the
Obama $271,618 salary she was paid
as a vice-president of the University of
The apparent contradiction between Sen
Obama's political decision to join the Wal-'
Mart-bashing lobby, and his wife's prof-
itable role with a company that makes
money from Wal-Mart, is sure to be watched
by "opposition" research teams working for
rival White House candidates.
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I Had a Dream!
(Editor's Note: This is Part one of a two-part
piece by St Petersburg Times columnist and edi-
torial board member Bill Maxwell who kept a
promise to himself to become a professor at a
small historically black college, to nurture needy
students the way that mentors had encouraged
him as a young man. It was tougher than he had
By BILL MAXWELL
St. Petersburg Times
The August sun beat down and the tem-
perature already was approaching 80
degrees on Monday morning as I neared
Stillman College. This would be my first
day as a professor at this small historically
black school in Tuscaloosa, an old Southern
city of fewer than 80, 000 residents where
the University of Alabama and the Crimson
Tide football team overshadow everything
As I drove through Stillman's black-iron
main gate and approached Martin Luther
King Jr. Hall, a three-story men's dormitory,
I was on a mission to fulfill a promise to
myself. The college was founded in 1876,
sits on a tidy 106 acres and has an enroll-
ment of fewer than 1, 000 students. Mhny
locals see the campus as an oasis, the only
real symbol of hope in the most racially seg-
regated, most economically depressed part
of Tuscaloosa. The original front section of
the campus, with its sprawling green lawn
and red brick buildings, has some of the
grand magnolias that greeted students at the
turn of the 20th century.
Driving my 13-year-old, unaircondi-
tioned Chevy Blazer past the guard house, I
became apprehensive when I noticed about
a dozen male students wearing baggy pants,
oversized white T-shirts, expensive sneakers
and assorted bling standing around shooting
the breeze. At least two had "jailhouse tats"
on their arms, crude tattoos suggesting that
these young men had spent time behind
bars. They carried no books or anything else
to indicate they were on a college campus.
I got a good look at their faces. I wanted
to remember these young men if any of them
showed up in my classes.
Behind them, several others sat on a low
brick wall near the dorm entrance. They, too,
were clad like extras in a gangsta rap video.
It was a scene straight out of "the hood" -
young black men seemingly without direc-
tion or purpose, hanging out on the comer.
In this case, they were hanging out on what
is popularly known as "The Yard" on a col-
lege campus where they were supposed to
be preparing for a more productive life.
I had expected a more collegiate scene
on Aug. 9, 2004.
A year before coming to Stillman, I had
written a commentary for the St. Petersburg
Times arguing that Historically Black
Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs,
remain viable. I further argued that given the
increasing reliance on standardized tests to
determine college admission and given the
nation's conservative turn, HBCUs are
needed more than ever to provide an oppor-
tunity for many young blacks who otherwise
never would be able to attend college
because of factors such as low standardized
test scores and criminal records.
There are 106 HBCUs in 24 states, and
they are mostly in the South. They are pub-
lic and relatively well-funded, such as
Florida A&M University in Tallahassee; pri-
vate and well-financed with solid academic
reputations, such as Howard University in.
Washington, Spelman College and
Morehouse College in Atlanta and Hampton
University in Virginia. They are also tiny,
poor and struggling, such as Stillman. They
offer four-year and two-year degrees, liberal
arts and technology paths. Some have grad-
uate schools and schools of law and medi-
Before the 1964 Civil Rights Act, these
schools were the ticket to the good life for
blacks. But integration gradually siphoned
off many of their best kids, and HBCUs now
enroll just 12 percent of all black college
Yet I still bdllieved in these schools. So in
2004 I resigned from my job as a St.
Petersburg Times columnist and editorial
writer that paid more than $70, 000 a year to
teach at Stillman for $33, 000 a year. I want-
ed to fulfill a long-ago promise I made with
the professors who taught and nurtured me
during the 1960s at two historically black
colleges, Wiley College in Marshall, Texas,
and Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona
When I began my first day at Stillman, I
was channeling my experiences of long ago.
I would be a professor who would inspire
and guide the lives of young black women
and men who wanted to become successful
As it turned out, I would last just two
years before returning to the Times. I left the
campus disheartened and disillusioned, and
I regretted leaving behind a handful of ded-
icated students with real potential. Another
graduating class has just left Stillman
through the same gates I first entered in
2004, but I no longer feel welcome on cam-
I had chosen Stillman for several rea-
sons. I had friends in Tuscaloosa, and I had
a nostalgic connection dating back to 1964,
when I helped register voters who had
sought the safety of the campus.
I also liked Stillman president Ernest
McNealey. An Alabama native, McNealey
wanted Stillman to have a strong journalism
program. He knew that newsrooms around
the nation look for competent black
reporters and editors, and he wanted me to
re-establish the journalism major that had
been discontinued in 1997. With an effective
program, we could find good jobs for many
of our graduates. He was the kind of man I
wanted to work for.
With a $100,000 gift from a Tampa
donor, my colleagues and I re-established
the major during my first semester, and we
set up a modest scholarship. After that, my
main responsibilities were managing'the
program, teaching and recruiting students
and co-advising the student newspaper.
'Take your seats and be quiet!'
At 8 on that first morning, I met my
freshman English class. I had volunteered to
teach it because I wanted to assess the writ-
ing skills of the students in general. Because
the chairman of my department had prom-
ised me small classes, I had expected no
more than 15 students. Instead, I faced 33.
All were black; more than half were women.
Four of the men had been in front of King
The room was noisy, and two who had
been in front of King Hall were horsing
around. I put my books on the table and
raised an arm for silence. When only a few
students paid attention L raised my arm
again, and this time I yelled.
"All right, knock it off! Take your seats
and be quiet!"
I could not believe that I had to yell for
college students to behave in a classroom.
This is not going to be a good experience, I
thought, unfolding the roster and preparing
to call the roll.
When I could not pronounce the second
name on the list, I knew for sure I was in big
trouble. As I fumbled with the strange com-
binations of alphabets and apostrophes, the
"He can't even read, a student said.
The air conditioner was down, and sweat
dripped from my face as I struggled with the
last name on the roll. After getting the room
quiet, I instructed the students to "write an
in-class essay of no more than 500 words
describing at least three positive or negative
things about your high school." I told them I
would read the essays and return them the
next time we met.
"This is a diagnostic essay, I said. "I
won't grade it. I simply want to see how
well you write. If you plan to major in jour-
nalism, I want to see you after class. I will
hand out the syllabus next time."
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some good white folks" to work for. O'prah said that she regrets that her grand-
mother did not live to see that she did get some really good white folks "work-
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Development Initiative designed to increase competition, lower prices,
and increase support to meet its contracting needs over the next 10
years. As part of the initiative, the two projects below will include five (5)
preference points that will be given in the technical proposal evaluation
to primes who commit to subcontracting a minimum of five (5) percent
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I Had a Dream
Continued From Page A6
After class, just two female students said
they wanted to major in journalism. During
office hours and lunch, I read the essays. I
wondered what I had gotten myself into
when only one paper demonstrated college-
level writing. During my 18 years of previ-
ous college teaching, I had never seen such
poor writing sentence fragments, run-on
sentences, misspellings, wrong words and
illogical word order.
From one paper: "In my high school,
prejudism were bad and people feel like
nothing." From another essay: "Central
High kids put there nose in other people
I was surprised and disappointed that the
two prospective journalism majors had as
many mistakes in their copy as their class-
I shared the results with a colleague who
had taught journalism and English at
Stillman for three years. Her response was
discouraging. The abysmal writing was par
for the course, and I had better brace myself
if I intended to keep my sanity.
'I ain't taking this class'
That afternoon, I met my opinion writing
and news writing/reporting classes. I had
five students in one and seven in the other.
Again, I called the roll and took writing
samples. That night at home, I eagerly read
the papers. These budding journalism
majors were the reason I came to Stillman.
But after an hour of reading, I did not see
how any of them would become reporters
and editors without superhuman efforts on
their part and mine. None had any sense of
how a news article comes together. None
knew how to write a compelling lead or how
to use the active voice. Only one, a young
woman in the opinion writing class, had
written for a high school newspaper.
During the next class meetings, I
returned the papers. I did not mark the work,
but I explained the writing was disappoint-
ingly bad and that they would have to work
overtime to learn to'write at an acceptable
level. All except the one student who had a
decent essay were outraged.
"I thought this was going to be a real
English class, a student said.
I asked her which high school she had
attended and what she meant: The Selma
High School graduate said her English
teacher had let students spend most of their
time discussing current events and writing
short paragraphs. They wrote one essay all
term. Most of the other students nodded
approvingly. I did not tell the class that
Selma High was considered to be academi-
Scally inferior. I did tell them we would fol-
low the syllabus, which required eight
essays and four revisions. I also told them
they would have to complete the grammar
quizzes in the textbook. Everyone, except
the competent writer, groaned.
"I ain't taking this class, one of the stu-
dents who had been in front of King Hall
said. He stood, nodded to his three friends
and walked out of the room. One of them
followed. The other two stared at me and
scowled for the remainder of the period.
The journalism students in the other two
classes accepted my criticism without grum-
bling. In fact, they were pleased with the
prospect of learning how to write "like real
reporters, said Kristin Heard, a freshman
'The endangered chair'
Even as I attended my first faculty meet-
ing in those first few days, I sensed I might
not belong at Stillman. During a break, I
went to the refreshment table for orange
juice. I spoke to two black professors
"You're Bill Maxwell, right?" one asked.
"Right, "I said.
"The new endowed chair, he said slyly.
"The endangered chair, the other said.
They had a big laugh at my expense.
"It's scholar-in-residence, I said, trying
to save face.
By the beginning of my second year, I
would find myself alienated from most of
the senior administrators and most of the
longtime staff members who were responsi-
ble for the day-to-day operations of the
My alienation, a colleague told me, was
the result of a disease found at most
HBCUs: professional jealousy. The college
president hired me as the "scholar in resi-
dence" on a 10-month contract for a modest
salary. Some professors resented the
arrangement because they had been there for
several years and were earning the same or
In addition to re-establishing the journal-
ism major, my duties included teaching at
least three courses and advising the student
newspaper. Unofficially, I was expected to
be the guest speaker at select campus func-
tions and assist with public relations.
At least two colleagues publicly com-
plained that the president had created a job
for me and was spending money unneces-
sarily. Several colleagues called me
Although I considered the whole affair to
be childish and foolish, I was offended and
Refusing to buy the book
After a week, I faced another problem
that my seasoned colleagues knew well but
failed to warn me about: Most Stillman stu-
dents refuse to buy their required textbooks.
I discovered the problem on a Friday when I
met my English class to discuss the assigned
essay in the text. They were to write an
essay in response to the reading.
Only one student, the young man who
wrote well, had read the essay. He had the
text in front of him. The others had not pur-
chased the text. I warned them that if they
returned to class without their books, they
would receive an F. But only five of 31 stu-
dents brought their texts to the next class.
Most students had book vouchers as part
of their financial aid, so I told those without
books to walk with me to the bookstore, a
distance of about three football fields. Some
did not follow me, and I tried to remember
who they were. At the store I watched stu-
dents wander around, obviously trying to
avoid buying the book. Only about eight
wound up buying one.
I became angry that I had to deal with
such a self-destructive, juvenile problem. I
saw the refusal to buy the text as a collective
act of defiance. I knew that if I lost this bat-
tle, I would not have any control in this class
and no respect.
The next Monday, I went to class dread-
ing a showdown. While calling the roll, I
asked the students to show me their texts.
Eighteen still did not have them. One said he
had bought the book but left it in his dorm
room "by mistake." I told him to go get it.
He gathered his belongings and left. .He
never came to class again.
As promised, I recorded an F for all stu-
dents who did not bring their texts. The last
two young men from in front of King Hall
walked out. I saw myself as having failed
them as a professor, but I was relieved they
I also decided to take away students'
excuses for not having access to the texts. I
personally bought two copies of each book
and put them on reserve in the library. From
time to time, I would check to see who had
used them. During the entire semester, the
books were used only six times.
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By The Star
May 19, 2007
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The Jacksonville Urban League's Hilltop Village Head Start Center held its graduation, on
SWednesda\ May 9. 2007 at Greggs Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church. 1510 XV 45th Street.
The Graduation program %\ ith the team "Nursery Rhymes and Early Literacy" showcased the grad-
uates' talents in nursery\ rhyme and song. The Hilltop Head Start program is located at the site of
Hilltop Village Apartments 1646 \\ 45th Street.
The Mistress of Ceremony for the graduation program \was ,Mrs. Natalie Washington. The gradu-
ales \were: Yasmine Brown, Tamia Clements. Kareem Maddox. Jr.. Semaj Maddox. Zaria Reese.
Jakiaxla Richardson, Ta\aughn Thompson-MlcCallum. N\'Tecia Washington. Zylia Williams and
Linda W hyte. Teachers: Mrs Kirkpatrick. Nls. Hudson and Nhs. Brooks.
The National Urban Leagues. Head Start Program, is an early child care developmental program
that provides young children an opportunity for learning before the\ begin their kindergarten years.
The pre-kindergarten children were pro\ ided during the school year with many opportunities to
practice sounds of language. letter and shape recognition, understanding the meaning of new\ words
and to comprehend stories read to them daily.
The closing remarks were provided bN Ms. Nlattie Taylor. program coordinator and Rex. Roger
Williams, Pastor of Greggs Temple ANIE Church.
STUDENTS PAINT CHILDREN'S CHAIRS ........................................... ....................... 5
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Pot On The Brain
Marijuana and Depression Marijuana and Suicidal
Thoughts Marijuana and Schizophrenia
Take Tour of Teen Brain
As parents and caregivers, you probably don't think about the
ways in which marijuana is linked to mental health problems...but
it is. New research is giving us better insight into the serious con-
sequences of teen marijuana use, especially how it impacts men-
Your immediate question may be, "How can I tell if my son or
daughter is experiencing mental health problems due to marijuana
use?" It is often difficult for parents to know the difference between
emerging mental health problems and typical teen mood swings or
shifts in attitudes. It is normal to see temper outbursts, changes in
sleeping habits and changes in hobbies in your teen. However,
there are a number of ways to assess whether or not your child is
having psychological problems related to marijuana use.
* Be Attentive. You can look for signs of depression, withdrawal,
carelessness with their grooming habits, or hostility. Read more:
*.Drop In Grades. Ask yourself: Is your child no longer doing well
in school, getting along with friends, taking part in sports or other
activities? If there have been marked changes in your teen's activ-
ities, it's time for YOU to do some more homework. Read more:
* Look For Evidence. Have you found drug paraphernalia such as
pipes, rolling papers, and so on? Are- you missing prescription
drugs-especially narcotics and mood stabilizers; and bottles of eye
drops, which mask bloodshot eyes? Read more: http://www.thean-
If you have more questions about marijuana and mental health,
visit TheAntiDrug.com's "Ask the Expert" with Dr. Marc Galanter for
a list of frequently asked questions about this topic.
Doctors: Pot Triggers Psychotic Symptoms
New findings on marijuana's damaging effect on the brain show
the drug triggers temporary psychotic symptoms in some people,
including hallucinations and paranoid delusions, doctors say. Read
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limits with clear consequences for breaking them. Read more:
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By Renee Ward, Founder &
1. Get the best grades
possible in school.
Employers are more
inclined to hire college stu-i
dents that are doing well'in
school. In addition, employ-
ers look at the type of classes
you have been taking.
Students with a rigorous aca-
demic program are preferred.
2. Participate in school-
sponsored activities like
clubs and sports.
Employers believe that
this demonstrates an ability to
get along with others and
that's what they want.
3. Participate in commu-
Employers see this as a
sign of your ability to serve
others. This experience pro-
vides them with insight about
how you will serve cus-
4. Be aggressive. Ask
around, surf the web and go
out and look for an intern-
An internship will not fall
in your lap. Most employers
don't feel the need to adver-
tise to students. Employers
are expecting that you will
seek them out.
Ask everybody you
kno% -teachers. counselors,
your parents, friends, (includ-
ing the people that your par-
ents and friends know) about
places that are hiring stu-
dents. Call or go to the loca-
tion ard apply.
Look for "now hiring"
signs at places where you'd
like to work and ask to speak
with the hiring manager for
the establishment. Ask if they
will hire teens and if so, offer'
to complete an application.,
Employers are impressed
when. students take the initia-
tive to ask for an internship. It
shows employers that you are
self-motivated and really
want an internship:
Learn how to complete
Employers want to know
about you but they are also
looking for neatness and
accuracy in the completion of
the application. Misspelled
words and sloppy. handwrit-
ing are a turn-off.
6. Be prepared to be
interviewed on the spot.
Employers may not tell
you this but they are sizing
you up the first time they see
you so it's best to be pre-
pared. Dress appropriately for
business. While nose and
Tongue rings might be cool
among your friends, most
employers still frown upon
their use in the workplace.
7. Practice talking about
It helps to be prepared for
the interview. The more com-
fortable you are the better.
Employers are impressed by
teens who make eye contact,
shake hands firmly and are
confident about themselves.
If you're an above average
student, say so. If you have
other talents, skills and abili-
ties that would be helpful on
Sthe job, make sure the inter-
viewer knows it. Be positive
and tak6 your time answering
questions. Answer in full sen-
tences and talk about what
you bring to the job.
8. Learn something about
the company where you want
Employers are charmed
when teens know something
about the company and share
it. It shows you are really tak-
ing an interest in them.
9. Follow up.
At the end of the inter-
view, thank the interviewer
for the opportunity. Ask wheir
you will be -notified if you
have the job. Write a thank
you note to the interviewer.
Follow up with the interview-
er if you don't hear back with-
in a week. Employers need to
know you are serious.
10. Ifyou land the intern-
ship, be a good employee.
Earn a positive reference.
Employers expect that
you will a) be on time, b) be
positive, c) work well with
others and 4) do the best job
you can. This is important!
Getting good references will
be a viable part of your ongo-
ing career. New employers
will always ask past employ-
ers about how well you have
performed on the job.
If at first you don't suc-
ceed, brush it off. Remain
positive and move on to the
next possibility. The more
you search and the more
applications you submit, the
more likely you will land a-
If you can afford to, con-
sider other alternatives to
working for pay this spring
and summer. Attend summer
school or volunteer. This
experience will look great on
your application next year..
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Students Paint Children's Chairs to Help Bring International
Children to Jacksonville for Heart Care 7
Auction of Chairs
Will Benefit "Patrons
of the Hearts"
J ac ksonville,
Florida, May 2, 2007 -
Visual Art students from
Episcopal High School
are altering and painting
old children's oak chairs
to help raise money for
"Patrons of the Hearts,"
a nonprofit organization
that brings children with
congenital heart disease
countries to Wolfson
Children's Hospital for
surgery and treatment.
are busy painting 16
chairs with unique
themes such as fairy
tales, music and fashion,
guided by their art
chairs will be painted by
local celebrities (to be
The antique chairs
were donated by
Church through church
members Walt and
Bonnie Hood. "The
chairs are at least 50
years old and were left
over from Riverview
Baptist Church before
they and Garden City
Baptist joined together
to become Gardenview
explains Mrs. Hood.
"Our pastor, Steve
Wagers, asked us to find
a good use for the chairs.
I was attending a presen-
tation on Patrons of the
Hearts at Baptist
Downtown, where I
work, and thought the
chairs could be painted
and auctioned off to
raise money -for the
"Patrons of the
Hearts" Founder Hilda
Ettedgui gladly accepted
the church's donation
and connected the chairs
with student-artists at
Episcopal High School,
where her daughter
Daniela is a senior. The
painted chairs will be
auctioned at Artscapade
2007, an annual fund-
raising event presented
by "Patrons of the
Hearts" that helps to
bring at least five inter-
national children a year
Artscapade 2007 will be
held on Thursday,
October 25, at the Jane
Gray Gallery in
Riverside and will fea-
ture live and silent auc-
tions of artwork donated
by renowned local and
regional artists, deli-
cious international food
and live music.
Leading up to
Artscapade 2007, the
chairs will be displayed
at the Main Library
Downtown during the
month of August to raise
awareness of "Patrons of
For more informa-
tion about "Patrons of
the Hearts, visit
hearts.com or call
MASTER P HAS VOWED TO GO PROFANITY FREE
Rapper to also launch clean record label in effort to transform image
Master P says he will no longer use profanity and negative lyrics in his music and is co-launching a record label
with his son, rapper Romeo, that will sign only artists with profanity-free lyrics.
"Personally, I have profited millions of dollars through explicit rap lyrics," Miller told AIIHipHop.com in a statement. '. .
"I can honestly say that I was once part of the problem and now it's time to be part of the solution. I am ready to take
a stand by cleaning up my music and follow my son's footsteps and make a clean rap album."
P's decision comes as hip hop is under attack for its violent and misogynistic lyrics. The subject, sparked by the
racist and sexist remarks of fired radio host Don Imus, has been championed of late by Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the NAACP, as well
as discussed in two back-to-back town hall episodes of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
"Al Sharpton and Oprah Winfrey are absolutely right. It's time for us to take a stand and be responsible for our own actions," P said. "I
am willing to accept my responsibility. Hip-Hop is about our neighborhoods, the reality of what is going on within them, and dreaming big."
The entrepreneur and his son Romeo have launched Take A Stand Records and are currently searching for "hip-hop artists with street
music without offensive lyrics," according to Master P. A nationwide talent search will be held through his new reality television show,
America's Next Hip-Hop Stars.com.
"I am setting up clean hip-hop concerts for the kids," Master P said. "We are no longer making typical record distribution deals. We're
planning to team up with companies such as Wal-Mart, Target, and other companies that have direct contact with our communities."
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I was once in a play called
"Beakfast in Bed"
Did you have a big role?
No just toast and marmalade!
What key went to college?
What is a volcano?
A mountain with hiccups!
Why was the broom late?
It over slept!
Why did Robin Hood only steal
from the rich?
Because the poor have nothing
What is green, four legs and two
Two seasick tourists!
What runs but never walks?
Why did the silly kid stand on
His feet were tired!
What does one star say to
another star when they meet?
Glad to meteor!
Were you long in the hospital?
No, I was the same size that I am
How did the farmer fix his
With a cabbage patch!
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by: Sandra Baptist
What are we teaching
our children about
I remember when I was
growing up, our family did
not discuss money. Money
was a taboo subject, dis-
cussed by -the parents and
handled by the father.
This is one thing that I
wish that was discussed more
openly when I was younger.
Just a little guidance such as
"sari 10% of your income"
and I would have been fine!
How I wish I could turn
back the clocks of time. How
I wish I was encouraged to
save even 1% of my income.
SWhen I look back at the year
I started working until this
year 2003, I'm not saying I
would be a millionaire but I
certainly would have been
much better off!
Now a grown woman I
have acknowledged and
accepted the past and moved
on a great future. My bank
account is increasing each
year, I am currently purchas-
ing rental properties and I am
feeling incredible being and
doing what I love-a
Now I don't necessarily
encourage parents to show
the kids your mortgage state-
ments but I think it is vital
that children know that
(while the subject of money
mavbe a tad embarrassing
for some parents) it IS a nec-
essary part of life. As you
start teaching your child,
start slow and encourage
them to believe in them-
selves and their future.
Here are some tips to help
your child attain prosperity
even at a young age:
1. Buy a piggy bank for
your younger children.
Allow them to choose what-
ever color shape or size they
desire. Invite them to put
their pennies into their piggy
bank. Once in a while they
may count their pennies and
reward themselves if they
2. When your children
have proved themselves to
handling their pennies, take
them to open their own bank
Accounts. Encourage them to
save at least 10% of what
they receive as gifts (I know
I used to receive money as
gifts when I was young!)
3. Your child should be
encouraged to donate or con-
tribute another 10% of their
savings. Donate to the
church, to the homeless, to
the depressed, or to a charity
of their choice. This would
help the youth become more
rounded, become more
respectful of others regard-
less of the situation and
become more appreciative of
their own lives and their own
4. Many young children
think that "money grows on
trees". I applaud this abun-
dance in them (although they
may not know that the
Universe is in fact limitless)
and think we should encour-
age and nurture this to some
5. Talk to the kids ard let
them know that this paper
and metal stuff called money
is brought about by YOU
working. Whether or not you
work or you have inherited a
large fortune, don't encour-
age laziness in your child.
They need to be able to work
for free sometimes to, learn
the value of hard work.
6.- MoneylOl is not
taught in schools. Where
your child's future is heading
depends on what you want
your child to know. Prepare
your child for their future.
7. When your child is
old enough encourage your
child to purchase a journal or
a diary where they can record
their dreams and desires.
This allows them to dream
big and look forward to their
lives ahead-filled with pros-
8. If they can manage
and understand the budgeting
process I'm all for it. When
grandma gives them money
for their birthday, after they
have put aside 10% each for
savings and for donation to a
charity, allow them to budget
for the remainder.
9. I'm sure there are
loads of chores around the
house, washing the dishes,
cleaning the rooms, etc. Give
your children an allowance
but let them work for it.
10. Let the kids partici-
pate in the family's money
decisions. They may not
understand everything but
their minds will open up to
the energy that money has
and will prepare them for
their lives ahead.
The kids are our future. I
know it may sound a little
clich but the fact isthey are.
If you truly interested in your
child's future prepare them
and trust that the process will
work and they will be A-
okay! I guarantee it!
About The Author
Sandra Baptist works
with persons who desire to
attract, enhance and increase
a more prosperous life. She
empowers brilliant highly
motivated men and women
to transform their negative
beliefs about money so as to-
attract more wealth, more
success and more prosperity
into their lives. For free con-
sultations contact her at tel:
1-800-666-4754 or at
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diced celery and onions in a rich tomato sauce with wine
extract, roasted garlic, basil, thyme, oregano and olive oil.
While these new recipes capture true Italian flavors,
they will not consume all the time it would typically take-to
prepare such an authentic meal. The ease and convenience
allow more quality time around the table with the family.
Here are some other tips for creating a family-style
Italian experience. They'll not only help set a great meal on
the table, but they'll help bring your entire family together.
Divide and conquer: The ease of the new frozen skil-
let meals frees up time to prepare a side dish or salad with
help from the kids. Involving the kids teaches responsibili-
ty and gets in a little extra family time. Even small hands
can sprinkle Parmesan cheese!
Set the tone and the table: Rather than having the tel-
evision on, play some Italian music during dinner that sets
a festive tone, but that will not drown out the table talk. The
music, along with table settings for the whole family, will
create an environment like a true Italian restaurant.
Teach at the table: Dinner is a time when.the family
can share news and stories and enjoy being together. Bring
a few new Italian words to the table and everyone can learn
something new during dinner.
For more information, visit www.progressofoods.com.
Dinner is a time for families to share good' food and
their day. New frozen entrees make dinnertime together-
ness a snap.
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Miracle on Ashley Street
Celebrity Chefs and Servers Luncheon
Celebrity Servers include; The 'Rev.
Gena D. Adams Riley, Mark Arnold, Kristi
Bageant Epperson, Michelle Barth, Lois
Becker. Peter Bragan, Jr., Barbara
Brebehoeft, Councilwoman Elaine Brown,
Patricia Brzozowski, Father Peter Church,
Hank Coxe, Officer Nelson Cuba,
Councilman Lad Daniels, Shirley Dasher,
Carrie Davis, Councilman Daniel Davis.
Jack Diamond. April Dobes, Kevin Doyle,
Rob Fischer, Judge Gary Flower, Dwinelle
Ford, Councilman Ronnie Fussell, Tracy
Gaffney, Chris Garrett, Eleanor Gay. Kevin
Gay, Craig Gibbs, Rep. Audrey Gibson,
Cliff Grant, Susan Green, Wight Greger,
Rev. Bruce Grob, Mike Guerrieri, Darryl
Reuben Hall, Douglas Harlan, Keisha
Hayes, Tom Helm, Alberta Hipps, Roy
Hockenbrocht, Mary Hoffman, Alan
Hopper, Joseph Hutchinson, Councilman
Kevin Hyde, Dr. Helen Jackson,
Councilwoman Suzanne Jenkins,
Councilwoman Mia Jones, Brenda Kelly,
Brian Kelly, Jimmy Kelly, Tina Kicklighter,
Edward King, Marcious King, Ali Koonan,
Dinah Kossoff, Carolyn Kraus, Lisa
Over 120 of Jacksonville's Community
Leaders participated in this years
Clara White fundraiser this past Friday.
The event was sponsored by Citi Cards and co-sponsored by Publix Super Markets
Charities & Rogers Towers Attorneys at Law. The event was hosted by actor Tommy
Ford, from the sitcom "Martin & The Parkers" and Deborah Giamoulis The occasion
highlighted the 4th Anniversary of the Culinary Arts Training Program and the open-
ing of Clara's at the Cathedral Cafe.
The event featured chefs from area restaurants, with more than 100 community
guests participating as celebrity servers.
The legendary Clara White Mission began in the late 19th century when Clara White
served free hot soup indiscriminately from her back door to the hungry and homeless
in Jacksonville. Clara was a former slave and worked as a stewardess aboard luxury
steamships that cruised the St. Johns River at the century's close. Her daughter, Eartha
Mary Magdalene White, expanded the activity and officially established the "mission
work" as an agency in 1904. Clara and Eartha had a loving relationship and worked
togetherto improve the condition of the poor and helpless people in Jacksonville. They
gained the respect and love of both black and white citizens for their untiring efforts to
meet the need of Jacksonville's poor.
For over 100 years, the Mission has provided hot meals daily and distributed cloth-
ing to those who are in need. Last year, the Clara White Mission served more than
150,000 meals to the homeless and disadvantaged families in addition to providing a
Housing and job training program.
Landwirtt-Ussery, Wanda Lanier, Melanie
Lawson, Mary Lemmenes, Mark Lynn,
Jerry Mallot, Anna Malone, Leon Mathis,
Kris Mattson, Holly McCormick, Rev.
Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr., Clara
McLaughlin, Doug Milne, Teala Milton,
Kevin Monohan, Ann Carter Murphy,
Marsha Myers, Dakota Neufville, Mark
Nixon, Marsha Oliver, Bandele Onasanya.
Joseph O'Shiefds, Dee Paez, Carla L Page,
Patty Page, Dan Palmer, Laura Palmer, Pam
Paul, Gertrude Peele, Mary Alice Phelan,
Ju'Coby Pitman-Peele, Rudolph Porter,
Nikki Preede, John Rafferty, Assistant
Chief Donald Redmond, Wayne Reid,
Madeline Scales-Taylor, Tina Schultz,
Councilwoman Lynette Self, Gerri Sexsiori,
Nick Shelley, Madison Shelly, Adekunie
Sogbesan, Rob Sweeting, Franchesca
Tarleton, Cynthia Thomas, Karin Tucker-
Steele, Chef Robert Tulko, Carolyn Ward,
MaliVai Washington, Jemmifer Waugh,
Freddie Webster, Randy White, Marilyn
Williams, Dr. Delphia Williams, Sharon
Wright, Daniel Wynn, Patrick Yack, Nicky
Yarborough, and Norman Young.
Thanks to folks like these, Clara White Mission served over 150,000 meals last year!
Rev. Rudolph Porter Councilwoman Mia Jones
Rev. Rudolpk McKissick
WCGL Celebrates Ground Breaking for
Radio Station's Planned New Facility
Leaft -Right; Senator Tony Hill, Pastor L. Gary Williams Sr., First Baptist Church,
Mandarin-Freddie Rhodes, Program Director WCGL-Deborah Maiden, General manager
WCGL-Kelvin Postell, Operration's manager WCGL-Rosalyn Philips of the Mayor's office-
Pastor Gary L. Hall Sr., West Jacksonville COGIC.
WCGL, one of Jacksonville's original Gospel
radio stations held a ground breaking ceremony
to celebrate the planned construction of their new
facility last week.
Participants on the program included Neville
A. Marrah, Senior Advisor of Related Real Estate
Solutions, LLC who structured the deal for the
station. "I am just very thankful to here, and for
the opportunity to put this deal together," he
Ms. Maiden noted that she had been trying
for some time to acquire the funding for a build-
ing, but to no avail, but "when man says no, God
says yes and here we are." Pastor Gary Hall
spoke about Kingdom building taken from Rev.
15:11. He spoke about how the Kingdom will
erase the lines of differences of people. He said
and I quote, "It couldn't have happened to a bet-
ter person, "a tiny woman".
Representing the Mayor's Office, Rosayln
Philips said WCGL is my favorite station.
Senator Tony Hill observed that, "We must
make a plan to succeed" and Deborah Maiden
has done just that.
The sentiment that seemed to be shared
throughout the speaking guest is that all glory
would be given to God for the things that he has
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Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its fearless approach
to reality-based subjects!
I allowed a friend and her three small kids to move in with me.
Her children are misbehaved, they lack manners and I feel like a
hostage in my home. I stay in my room with the door locked
because they are always asking questions, bothering me and they
never sit down. I've discussed this with her and now I want to put
them out. My walls are ruined, furniture dirty and I'm willing to
toss our friendship behind this. Am I wrong?
Stressed Out On-line Reader
Dear Stressed: l
The moment you began to feel like a hostage is when you P
should've given your friend and her three terrors the boot. You're
doing a favor and if she can't tame her kids and let them know they're not in a barn they need
to go. Have a talk with your friend, point out the damages and if she's willing to pay, give her
another chance. The second chance should be temporary while she finds a place and the kids
must behave. If she doesn't comply open the door and tell her good-bye.
**** **** ***** ********
I was an innocent victim when a fight started among my friends. I had nothing to do with it so
after we went to court and everyone was convicted but me, I ended my friendship with every-
one involved. They are now calling me a traitor and threatening me. They were all fighting over
a boy and have criminal records. I'm tempted to become friends again just to get them off of
my back but I don't trust them. What should I do?
Pam St. Louis, MO
You learned a lesson quick after getting beat up behind an issue that wasn't yours. You're
doing the right thing because you escaped trouble and jail once and its wise to cut your ties with
your loser friends. You should stay clear of them because they will certainly set you up in order
to get even. Don't sacrifice yourself but instead find a new group of friends and give the old
ones your backside to kiss and keep it moving.
I have a sister that is allowing her teen daughter to take birth control pills. I disagree with this
because she is being encouraged to have sex at a young age. This is irresponsible and my sis-
ter needs to listen to me. Other family members are split on this issue but I refuse to back down.
We are at the point where I'm thinking about getting child protective services or anyone else
involved to get my niece removed from the home. Any suggestions I should take?
Myra Charlotte, NC
You need to mind your business and be glad that your sister is preventing teen pregnancy.
Obviously your niece is hot in the pants and her mother is making her be responsible. You look
like a fool right now because you don't have a clue about what's really going on other than rude-
ly giving your opinions. Again, the best suggestion is to mind your own household and if your
sister wants your two-bit advice or help, wait and let her ask for it.
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IR-2007-99, May 11, 2007
WASHINGTON Churches, charities and other tax-exempt organizations
:a' Tthat paid the federal excise tax on long-distance or bundled telephone service
qualify for this year's one-time telephone excise tax refund, according to the
Internal Revenue Service.
With the annual May 15 filing deadline fast approaching for many non-
profits, the IRS urges any of these organizations that paid the 3 percent tax to
be sure to request this special refund. The telephone tax refund is also avail-
able to churches and small tax-exempt organizations that don't normally file
Dee Woods annual returns with the IRS.
The government stopped collecting the long-distance excise tax last August after several federal
court decisions held that the tax does not apply to long-distance service as it is billed today. Federal
officials also authorized a one-time refund of the 3 percent tax collected on long-distance or bundled
service billed after Feb. 28, 2003, and before Aug. 1, 2006. The tax continues to apply to local-only
Organizations can request the refund by filing Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business
Income Tax Return and attaching Form 8913, Credit for Federal Telephone Excise Tax Paid.
Organizations that obtain a credit or refund from their service providers are not eligible to file a
refund request with the IRS.
If your church or organization paid the tax, here are some tips to help you figure the refund cor-
rectly and get it quickly:
Start by filling out Form 8913. This form is used to figure the refund, including interest.
Current interest factors for corporations, including tax-exempt organizations, can be found on the
telephone excise tax refund page on IRS.gov.
You have two choices for figuring the refund. Base your request on the actual amount of tax
paid on service billed from the beginning of March 2003 to the end of July 2006, using your phone
bills or other records, or estimate the amount of tax paid using a worksheet included in the instruc-
tions for Form 8913. Choosing to use the estimation worksheet may save time and paperwork, espe-
cially if you lack ready access to complete phone records for the past few years. If you file Form 990,
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, the amount you entered for telephone expense on
Line 34 may help you figure the credit. Publication 4589, TETR for Exempt Organizations, helps
explain these calculations.
Carry the total amount figured on Form 8913 to Form 990-T, Line 44f. Follow the instruc-
tions for completing the rest of Form 990-T. Normally, Form 990-T is used by organizations to report
business activities unrelated to their tax-exempt purpose and figure the tax on these activities. If, like
most organizations, you do not engage in unrelated business activities, you can just complete the top
section (above Part I) of Form 990-T. Be sure to write, "Request for TETR Credit" on the top of the
Many cell phone customers mistakenly believe they are not eligible for the telephone tax
refund. The refund is normally available to cell phone users, as well as land-line, fax and Internet
phone customers. The method of phone signal transmission does not affect the refund.
The refund applies to the federal excise tax paid on both long-distance and bundled tele-
phone service. Bundled service is local and long-distance service provided under a plan that does not
separately list the charge for local service. Bundled service includes, for example, phone plans that
provide both local and long-distance service for either a flat monthly fee or a charge that varies with
the time for which the service is used. It is the type of service provided by many cell phone compa-
When figuring the refund, do not count amounts paid for prepaid phone cards and prepaid
cell phones. Ordinarily, the customer is not liable for the federal excise tax on prepaid cards and
phones and thus, not eligible to request the refund.
If you're not sure whether you paid the tax, check the portion of your telephone bill that
relates to long-distance or bundled service. Service providers use a number of different terms to iden-
tify the tax. Phrases to look for on English-language phone bills include: Federal, Federal Excise 3%,
Federal Excise @ 3%, Federal Excise Tax, Federal Tax, Fed Excise Tax and FET; Spanish-language
phone bills; Impuesto Indirecto Federal and Impuesto federal. Typically, this federal tax amount is
not commingled with any other tax or surcharge on a customer's bill. In other words, it is normally
shown as a separate line item. For information about accessing old phone records from various serv-
ice providers, visit the "telephone companies" link on the Telephone Excise Tax Refund page of
Use the Telephone Excise Tax Refund page on IRS.gov. Here, you can download forms and
find answers to frequently-asked questions. You can also find special instructions for nonprofit hos-
pitals, schools and government agencies that may have paid federal telephone taxes in error, as well
as alternate procedures for political organizations.
THE HIGH COST OF LOVING
b\ Ester Da\ is
The %%edding \\:is perfect. She \\as so beautiful. He \\a -.
too handsome. The dress darling So man\ u wonderful
gifts All \our tamil\ and friends attended Uncle Junior *.'i'' \
came to the cit\ for the first time. Your time alone on the
picturesque beach \lith the big sk) \\as spent in a place
dreamed of for years. Your first home was a dream, and your first fight was made up over a
long weekend. Everyone thought you were the ideal couple, and you were invited to all the
proper social events. He would get home early to your meatloaf, and your car was always
warmed before the drive off into the winter morning's chill.
Suddenly the honeymoon is over. The marriage is sour. Vacations are separate. The bliss
is flat, and for some unknown reason there is a fight every night, drama during the day, and
the weekend is spent in silence and emptiness. Separate bedrooms graduate from one week
to one year. We never do anything anymore together. When did the marriage end? What went
wrong? What am I suppose to do?
Divorce is the popular illogical avenue. It's the easy option. After all, 50 percent of mar-
riages end in divorce. Divorce is an insensitive word now. Our millennium, Generation X
society has desensitized it. When you are unhappy, the grass always looks "retro glamour"
on the other side. But, if you are considering a divorce, maybe you should put some thought
into mediation. A mediator should be one of the things on your "bumpy road" to a proposed
divide. A divorce can be very costly, cold and cavalier. Cavalier because the nation's court
system dockets are overflowing, understaffed and nonchalant. To combat the cost, and
diminish the unanswered implications, a large majority of wanna-be singles are electing to
mediate as an effective alternative. Be aware that mediation may be conducted at any time
during the divorce process, before or after the filing of the petition for divorce. This is very
Mediation is less cold-hearted because an effective and experienced mediator can actu-
ally engage in time with you and listen to the problems and concerns on both sides.
Remember, a pancake has two sides. Often these informal sessions achieve speedy resolu-
tions, because somewhere along the trail of togetherness, the communication cruised from
the Indianapolis 500 to the Kentucky Derby lame duck. Divorce is one artery all by itself,
because it is the emotional end of something of value. A mediator, recognizing the signs of
irreconcilable differences, can encourage both parties to reshape their future, rather than keep
rehearsing the past. You can begin a cooperative negotiation process, end the fueling-by-
intimidation and began to be-friend each other again. Life is too short and too precious to
harness a stable of enemies in your heart.
Divorce mediation saves everybody money and resolves the issues of custody, visitation,
equitable distribution and needs. It is not surprising that money is the No. 1 cause of divorce
filings. Conversations about money are never thoroughly examined by the couple before the
marriage vows. More emphasis is put on the purchase of the wedding gown, invitation list,
shoe closet space, than the financial budget.
Mediators come in two forms one seen and one unseen. Prayer, led by the Holy Spirit,
is the most powerful weapon in the world. The earthly mediator, if you just must see some-
one, is a neutral person designed to facilitate communication among the parties who are
involved in the conflict or dispute. The earthly mediator establishes the ground rules for the
process, navigates the parties in determining what is important to each of them and deter-
mines what type of resolution will work best for them. Both mediators can quite possibly
help turn you around and help you to appreciate the high cost of loving instead of the charge
off of leaving.
Ester Davis is a celebrated host/producer of a No. 1-rated show on PAX-TV, Channel
68, every Saturday from 5 to 6 a.m. Visit her website at: www.esterdavis.com "The
Ester Davis Show" copyright 2006 by Ester Davis
Referring to Barack Obama
as a 'Rock Star' Gives People
an Excuse to Not Take Him
By: Tonyaa Weathersbee,
Call me too intense,
but here's what bothers
me: It bothers me to hear
the media constantly com-
pare Barack Obama to a
The label is obviously Senator Barack Obama
meant to be flattering for a
man with a megawatt smile, Ivy League pedigree and a back story that seems to vali-
date the idea of America being a land of opportunity -- that a man born of a black father
from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas could ascend to this country's highest
But unfortunately, in America, the labels that usually confer confidence toward
white candidates tend to generate dubiousness toward black ones. Too many times,
descriptions that ought to tell people we're worth taking a closer look at becomes the
stuff that says the description is all there is to us.
Hence my problem with all the rock star adulation.
Aside from the viciously racist and anti-Islamic attacks that right-wing media have
thrown at Obama recently, subtler barbs are also being directed at him. Already, news-
paper editorialists are questioning whether there's any steak behind his sizzle, and
whether he. has enough substance to serve up with his style.
Conservative columnist Cal Thomas, for example, recently noted that Barack's
choice of Feb. 10 as the day to announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential
nomination falls on the same day as the season premiere of "American Idol."
He then writes that "part of the attraction and seductiveness of Sen. Obama -- per-
haps the main attraction -- is that he is mostly a blank slate on which others can write
what they choose."
"If this were a contest about looks and style, Obama might have an edge. If it were
a contest about which candidate is the best orator, he'd win," Thomas writes. "But it is
neither. Regardless of party, a president must have the credentials and especially the
worldview to be a credible leader."
Now, this is a teachable moment if ever there was one -- one that shows how racial
double-standards work in this country.
First of all, you have white pundits who are quick to question the intelligence and
substance of black leaders who either don't speak the King's English well or who don't
enunciate words well -- even as they praise George W. Bush's inarticulateness as a mark
of earthiness rather than idiocy.
Yet when a black man like Obama manages the task of speaking well, it isn't seen
as substance, but rather, as a cover for lack of it.
May 19, 2 00 7
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JACKSONVILLE BRANCH NAACP HOLDS ANNUAL RUTLEDGE H.
PEARSON HONOR GUARD LUNCHEON Saturday, May 26th at 12 p.m. at
the Wyndham Hotel, 1515 Prudential Dr. Speaker will be Mrs. Adora Obi Nweze,
President of Florida State Conference, NAACP Branches. Donation is $40 per per-
son and tickets can be purchased by calling the office at (904) 764-7578. For more
information call E.G. Atkins at 768-8697.
THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY,
INC. (NFCAA) and JEA have partnered to provide energy and water sav-
ing tips to clients seeking assistance with their utility bills, through a pro-
gram called "Savings Without Sacrifice," a training program created by
JEA in conjunction with NFCCA to educate customers and help them to
reduce energy and water consumption. Customers are given money savings
tips dealing with energy and water use in the home. "Brian Pippin, JEA
Conservation Coordinator stated that "the combination of utility assistance
and energy and water conservation education allows program participants
to not only catch-up on their current utility bill but learn the low cost/no cost
behavioral changes that will ultimately lower future utility bills as well."
"The program is a quantum leap in the direction to help our vulnerable
population to save on their home energy and water costs," said John
Edwards, Jr., Executive Director, of NFCAA, he continued, "The agency is
delighted to have the entire JEA family help us help our clients and their
customers to reduce energy and water consumption."
NFCAA is a local private non-profit organization that provides services
to low income households to become self-sufficient. The agency adminis-
ters a federally funded program called Low-income Home Energy
Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to clients in seven (7) Northeast Florida
Counties to assistance them with their home energy bills.
The "Savings Without Sacrifice" training program was implemented on
April 16, 2007 and is taught by JEA energy conservation specialists.
NFCAA has made the training mandatory prior to clients receiving assis-
tance with their Home Energy Bills.
The training has received positive reviews and most clients have
expressed great appreciation for the tips that will help them save money.
GAMMA RHO OMEGA CHAPTER OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORI-
TY, INC. is celebrating 65 years of "Extraordinary Service with Purpose" on
Saturday, June 16th at the Hyatt Riverfront Hotel, downtown Jacksonville from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $40 until June 6th. For tickets, please contact Naomi
Briggs at 751-1921 or Kathy Dilbert 732-7349.
THE NORTHSIDE STORYTELLERS LEAGUE will present a program of fas-
cinating tales for adults and children. Come and bring the whole family for an
evening of entertainment, May 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Community
Room at the Bradham Brooks Northwest Branch Library, located at 1775 West
Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL. Door prizes will be awarded. For further infor-
mation call (904) 786-1949 or (904) 765-5402.
"TAKING OUR CITY BACK FROM CRIME DAY" True House Deliverance
Temple corerr of Reed St. and Rowe Ave) will have an evening of games, singing
and community togetherness, Saturday, May 19th from 12 Noon until. This event
is free .to the public; come one come all. The Blood Bank will be there,
Compassionate family (booth), Singing by "The Anointed Praise Singers,"'also the
messengers. This event is hosted by Pastor Earl Thomas and members of True
House Deliverance Temple.
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled
in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
RISLEY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF '59 is having a WESTERN
CARIBBEAN CRUISE. Sailing August 27, 2007, for 5 days. Only 7 spaces left.
Please call now to reserve your space. Ask for Evelyn Gosha at (912) 265-2620.
CLASS OF 1967 NB FORREST HIGH SCHOOL is having their 40th Reunion,
July 20-21, 2007 Crowne Plaza Downtown/Riverplace Tower. Contact: Reunion
Classics: (904) 269-5471 for registration info.
TEN STAR ALL STAR SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP located at 2207
East Seventh St., Charlotte, NC by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10 19 are
eligible to apply. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries attended the 2006
camp. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-
American Team. Camp locations include: Glassboro, NJ, Prescott, AZ, Thousand
Oaks, CA, Sterling, CO, Babson Park, FL, Atlanta, GA, Champaign, IL, Ypsilanti,
MI, Hickory, NC, Mitchell, SD, Lebanon, TN, Commerce, TX, and Blacksburg,
VA. There is also a Summer Camp available for boys and girls ages 6 18 of all
skill levels. For a free brochure on these Summer Camps, please call (704) 373-
FREE POETRY CONTEST OPEN TO JACKSON VILLE RESIDENTS Over
$100,000 in prizes will be awarded this year in the International Open Poetry
Contest. The deadline for the contest is June 30, 2007. The contest is open to every-
one, whether previously published or not, you can be a winner. To enter, send ONE
original poem; any subject and any style to: The International Library of Poetry,
Suite 19925, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills, MD 21117. The poem should be 20
lines or less, and the.poet's name and address should appear on the top of the page.
Must be postmarked or sent via the internet at wwa.poetry.com by June 30th.
SUMMER CAREER ACADEMICS Duval County Public Schools and Florida
Community College at Jacksonville have partnered to help prepare Jacksonville
high school students for life after high school by offering "Sumnier Career
Academics," a month-long exploration of career and education opportunities.
Weekdays, June 4th to 29th to explore seven career fields at seven FCCJ campuses
and centers from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parents and students are encouraged to
visit www.fccj.edu/summeracademics to complete admission applications and sum-
mit as directed to via fax or postal mail.
TEN STAR ALL STAR BASKETBALL CAMP Final applications are now
being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. It is by invita-
tion only. Boys and Girls ages 10 19 are eligible to apply. Past participants include:
Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and
Antawn Jamison. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries attended the 2006
camp. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All
American Team. Camp locations include: Babson Park, FL, Prescott, AZ, Thousand
Oaks, CA, Sterling, CO,,Atlanta, GA, Champaign, IL, Ypsilanti, MI, Glassboro, NJ,
Hickory, NC, Mitchell, SD, Lebanon, TN, Commerce, TX, and Blacksburg, VA.
There is also a Summer Camp available for boys and girls ages 6 18 of all skill
levels. For a free brochure on these Summer camps, please call (704) 373-0873 any-
HAVEN HOSPICE OF JACKSONVILLE is looking for volunteers and offers a
variety of rewarding opportunities to reach out and help within your community.
Assignments are available to best suit your time, interest and skills and include:
patient/family care, administrative assistance, fund raising, speakers bureau and
community events. If you are interested in making a difference, please contact:
Sandra Francis at (904) 733-9818 or (904) 465-0209.
FREE SUMMER STORIES AND MORE visit www.StatePoint.net to down-
load stories free of charge. Including 'Summer Guide' supplements and Timely
'Healthy Living' supplements. StatePoint.net offers links to top state "News
Readers Can Use," general interest features, monthly special supplements, as well
as crossword and Sudoku puzzles... all free-of charge.
DEBORAH MCDUFFIE PRESENTS
FULL CIRCLE LIVE IN CONCERT
Seven local teens perform songs from debut CD
JACKSONVILLE, FL Full Circle, a group of seven local teens studying
voice at the Community School of the Arts under the direction of Deborah
MpDuffie, will release its first CD during a live concert at the Ritz Theatre and
Lavilla Museum on Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Full Circle is comprised of Kayla Cummings, Andreniki Dawson, Ashton
Henderson, Tanner Lane, Tim O'Berry, Greylyn Paluszynski and Andre
Troutman. The CD is titled "Something Old... Something New. Each group mem-
ber is highlighted as a soloist, with the other group members performing backup
vocals. 'The recording features original songs and remakes of rhythm & blues
favorites such as "Reunited" and "You're Gonna Make Me Love Somebody
"Something Old...Something New" was produced by Deborah McDuffie,
who has composed, produced and worked with notable artists such as Janet
Jackson, Gladys Knight, Al Green, Luther Vandross and many more. The tracks
were recorded in New York City by Travis Milner, who has toured with Gerald
Levert, Will Downing, Norman Brown and Gerald Albright, and is currently
Musical Director for Melba Moore.
"There is such an awesome wealth of natural talent here in Jacksonville, I
wanted to develop a vehicle to showcase it", said McDuffie. "As each artist leaves
the group to pursue a solo career, a new member will take their place so the group
will always remain at seven. Full Circle will become a clearing house for the best
young talent in the south, and eventually, the country".
Full Circle: Live in Concert will feature high energy choreography and songs
from "Something Old... Something New." Tickets are $20 for VIP seats which
include a Full Circle debut CD and $10 for reserved seats. Tickets are available
at the Ritz Theatre and Lavilla Museum, Veteran's Memorial Arena, Times Union
Center for the Performing Arts and all Ticketmaster locations. All proceeds from
this event will benefit Northeast Florida Foundation of the Arts.
The Star May 19, 2007
* Alvin Batiste Clarinetist Dead
Urban League in Orlando
High Court Decision
in New Orleans
Alvin Batiste, toured with Ray Charles and Cannonball Adderley,
recorded with Branford Marsalis and taught pianist Henry Butler
A white and black-clad band led a hearse carrying the
body of clarinetist Alvin
Batiste and hundreds of
themselves to the jazz
funeral Saturday for one
of the New Orleans'
most revered musicians.
The veteran clarinetist
passed away in his sleep
In the' morning,
crowds lined up to pay
homage to the jazz pio-
neer, whose body was
laid out in Gallier Hall,
a Greek Revival build-
ing in the heart of the
A jazz procession
omete wth grad Alvin Batiste was considered one of
the founders of the modern jazz
umbrellas then poured
into the street.
Batiste, who toured with Ray Charles and Camnonball
Adderley, recorded with Branford Marsalis and taught
pianist Henry Butler, died of an apparent heart attack, hours
before he was to perform with Harry Connick Jr. and
Marsalis at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Although his age was not precisely known, festival officials
said he was born in New Orleans in 1932.
A longtime teacher at Southern University in Baton
Rouge, he created the Batiste Jazz Institute one of the
first programs of its kind in the nation and taught jazz at
the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.
Batiste taught music at Southern University in Baton
Rouge, where her created the Batiste Jazz Institute and cur-
rently at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts where
served as lead teacher in jazz instrumental music.
Several well-known musicians studied under Batiste
while at Southern University: Randy Jackson, Donald
Harrison, Henry Butler, Kent Jordan, Micheal Ward, Herlin
Riley, Cameo and Branford Marsalis.
S. Carolina Proposes to Allow
Concealed Guns on Campus
To present school shootings, some South Carolina legis-
lators want more guis on campuses.
A House subcommittee approved a measure Wednesday
that would allow concealed weapon permit holders to carry
guns onto public school campuses, from elementary schools
to universities. Supporters say having trained and armed
gun owners in schools could prevent massacres like the
April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech, where one armed stu-
dent killed 32 people.
Only Utah currently has a law allowing concealed
weapons on campuses.
"We're not talking about kids. We're talking about
responsible adults," said Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan, who
sponsored the bill,
Opponents fear more guns will mean more accidental
"You can't call a bullet back," said Democratic Rep. Seth
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Urban League's BEEP:
Black Executive Exchange
Program Selects Orlando
Orlando, Florida will host the 38th Annual, Black
Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) Conference. The con-
ference will run from June 13-15 at the Hilton Hotel located
within the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
National Urban League. President and CEO Marc H.
Morial today announced that This year's three-day event,
entitled "From Success to Significance,"will be sponsored
by JP Morgan Chase, UPS and Unilever. Confirmed confer-
ence speakers so far include Morial, former Secretary of
Labor Alexis Herman, JP Morgan Chase Foundation
President Kimberly Davis and NAFEO President Lezlie
"In its 38th year, BEEP brings together a unique and out-
standing mix of African-American professionals to play an
important role in the development of future leaders at histor-
ically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)," Morial
said. "By giving students networking and mentoring oppor-
tunities with successful black professionals, we pro\ idethem
Whipper. "It's a bad.idea."
The bill heads to the House Judiciary Committee, though
it is not expected to pass the Legislature before the sched-
uled adjournment June 7.
Nationwide, 37 states ban weapons at schools. Of those,
16 explicitly prohibit weapons on college campuses, accord-
ing to the National Conference of State Legislatures:
College police chiefs across South Carolina said such a
law would make it difficult to pinpoint a criminal. "Today, if
we respond, we know the person with the weapon is the bad
guy," said Ernest Ellis, the law enforcement director at the
University of South Carolina.
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the tools as well as the inspiration necessary to excel in the
real world after they graduate."
Developed in 1969 through a Ford Foundation ,grant,
BEEP has brought thousands of visiting professors from
over 1,000 corporations, government agencies and academia
to advise and mentor over 750,000 students on 84 campuses
all over the nation.
This year's conference will focus more heavily on lead-
ership training than in previous years with Leadership
BEEP, a four-day intensive program sponsored by The
Goldman Sachs Foundation and BP, Which is designed to
give students the opportunity to evaluate their leadership
styles through self-assessment tools, workshops and interac-
tive sessions with executives and student peers.
"Leadership is what defines the Black Executive
Exchange Program, with leaders from all walks of life
including business, technology, government, marketing and
entrepreneurship-sharing their knowledge \ ithfutuire gener-
ations," said Mark V. Monteverdi, vice president of BEEP.
"This, is exactly the kind of training that keeps BEEP on
the cutting edge, with an eye always looking to the future,"
Morial observed. "It's exactly what will take BEEP from
successful to significant."
Leadership BEEP is also expected to serve as a prototype
for a future training program targeted at black executives
looking to take the next step in their career path.
Regional News Briefs
Charlottesville, Va The board of visitors of the
University of Virginia issued a formal apology for the
university's use of slave labor in the period from 1819 to
.1865. Slaves were used in the construction of many
buildings on campus and they also worked in many serv-
ice positions. Students also brought slaves to campus to
act as their personal servants. Recent research has shown
that at one time as many as 185 slaves were housed on
Raleigh, NC --Nuclear Regulatory Commission
inspectors said three supervisors with Securitas Security
Services USA provided answers to guards taking annual
recertification tests in 2005. That resulted in unqualified
security guards at the Shearon Harris plant, officials said.
Progress Energy and the security company are being
allowed to respond in writing or meet privately to discuss
the findings before the commission makes a final deci-
sion on penalties for what it deems willful violations,
federal officials said.
DeKalb County, Al Simultaneous raids carried
out in four Alabama counties Thursday turned up truck-
loads of explosives and weapons, including 130
grenades, an improvised rocket launcher and 2,500
rounds of ammunition belonging to the small, but might-
ily armed, Alabama Free Militia.
Investigators said the DeKalb County-based group
had not made any specific threats or devised any plots,
but was targeted for swift dismantling because of its
heavy firepower. The militia, which called itself the
Naval Militia at one point, had enough armament to out-
fit a small army.
The Star May 19, 2007
Where was Tiger?
It was a classic Tiger charge on the final day at TPC.
With the trophy 14 holes away, Tiger birdies 5 of the
next 7 holes and adds an eagle on the 16th for a final
round of 67 5 under! What a great finish, just a day
or two or three late.
What happened? Thursday Tiger carded a 75 with
no birdies let alone eagles. Even at the Arnold Palmer
Invitational down in Orlando a few weeks ago his
opening round 76 included three birdies.
What does an autopsy of Tiger's performance tell
us? Probably what we all knew to begin with, his short
game is his weakest area. He ranks 180th on the tour
for par-3 birdies or better and 11th for par-5 birdies or
better. At TPC on the par-3s Tiger was-a net +2 against
par, on the par-5s hewas a net -8, on the 4's he was
+8. A lackluster performance at best for someone
When asked about his performance he said, "I just
haven't played well here at the right times, This year I
felt like I hit the ball decent or at least good enough to
contend, but I didn't make any putts."
Explaining his run on the final day, Tiger said "I
didn't play that much better. I just made some putts. I
had a run there, one putt'at every hole. Usually that
works," he said, grinning. "I changed my approach. I
didn't walk all the way around it. I said I'm just going to
go with my first instinct and hit it and be aggressive."
Tiger's next scheduled tournament will be the U.S.
Open at the Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont,
Pennsylvania. Watch out for Tiger!
This week is a great opportunity to catch some qual-
ity college baseball at the ACC Championship
Tournament which starts Wednesday! With three of the
country's top six college baseball teams in the Tourney,
it likely that one or more of these teams will be in the
NCAA World Series in Omaha next month.. Games run
Wednesday thru the Championship game on Sunday.
Tourney Starts Wednesday with 13 games: Conference Championship on Sunday!
N. Carolina and Florida State
ACC Championship Favorites
The ACC Baseball
Championship at the
Grounds will be fea-
turing three national
powerhouse teams in
Florida State, North
Carolina and Virginia.
The Seminoles are
number 3 in the
poll with the Tar-Heels
in the number 4 slot
and Virginia in slot 6.
The tournament starts
this Wednesday and
runs through Sunday.
Looking in from center field at The Baseball Grounds at Jacksonville
Florida State has a
lock on the top of the ACC Atlantic Division with a record
of 21-6 in conference play and an overall record of 43-9.
FSU just lost their first three-game series of the year losing
2 out of 3 to Clemson this past week and are at Georgia
Tech this weekend in their final series before the tourney.
The Seminoles' strengths has been in their excellent
starting pitching rotation. The top three starters have a com-
bined record of 29-4. Senior starter Bryan Henry sports a
gaudy 13-0 record in 15 starts with a 2.47 earned run aver-
age. He is joined in the main rotation by another senior in
Michael Hyde who has a 9-2 record in 13 starts with a 3.37
earned run average. The 'Noles third starting pitcher is jun-
ior Ryan Straus, who plays in the outfield as well. Straus has
a 8-2 record in 13 starts with 3.39 earned run average.
The Noles current leader at the plate is freshman infield-
er Tony Thomas Jr. who has hit at a .450 clip so far to go
with his 70 runs and 38 RBI. Thomas also holds the
Seminole lead in doubles with 25, triples with 6 and home
JTA is redesigning the bus system
to build a better, easier and more useful
system for everyone. Give us your ideas,
thoughts and suggestions at the Transit Talk
public meetings listed below.
Transit Talk will help us better understand
your transit needs and travel habits so we can
plan a better regional transportation system.
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Through the efforts of play-
ers from the Jacksonville
Suns, Birmingham Barons
and 10-time PGA Tour win-
ner Mark McCumber, two
worthy charities will receive
a sizeable donation from
The Players Charities.
In a pre-game event
before the Suns took on the
Barons on Friday night,
players from both teams
competed with McCumber
to raise funds for the
Monique Burr Foundation
and the ALS Association.
Each participant took two
golf shots at a temporary
green in center field at the
Barons outfielders Mike
Myers and Chris Kelly
joined Suns pitchers Wesley
Wright and Brian Akin and
Suns outfielder Luke Allen
to lead off the competition.
Myers set the bar with his
first shot, sticking it six feet
from the pin.
Peter Bragan hit two
shots just off the green
before McCumber showed
.the skills that won him the
1988 Players Championship
by putting both of his shots
near the pin, located approx-
imately 120 yards from
plate. both charities will
receive a sizeable donation
from The Players Charities.
The Suns will be return-
ing to the Baseball Grounds
on Thursday for a five-game
set against the Mudcats.
Tickets for the upcoming
homestand are available at
the Baseball Grounds or by
calling (904) 358-4 46.
runs with 8. He has
also been hit by a pitch
"nine times and swiped
22 bases and been
caught stealing only
Division is a horse
race that won't be
decided till this week-
end. North Carolina
(18-9) holds a half
game advantage over
Virginia (17-9) while
both teams have a:
three game series left
this week prior to the
Carolina hits the.road for a three game series against cellar
dweller Maryland while Virginia goes to Boston College for
Virginia is led by their outstanding sophomore starting
pitcher Jacob Thompson who has. an amazing earned run
average of 1.38 and has converted his 12 starts into 10 vic-
tories without a loss. He has struck out 82 batters while only,
walking 19 and hitting six. Opposing teams have hit only,
0.189 against Jacob and he has pitched two complete game
The Tar Heels hold a slim 1/2 game lead over Virginia
and are currently ranked sixth in the Baseball America poll.
Following the loss of Andrew Miller and Daniel Bard from
the rotation to Major League Baseball, the Tar Heels have
reloaded the starting pitching staff with a talented freshman
entering the rotation. Rookie Alex White bypassed Major
League Baseball after being drafted in the 14th round by the
Los Angeles Dodgers and put up a 4-3 record in 11 starts
with a 3.34 earned run average and a team-leading 60
strike-outs. Freshman first baseman Dustin Ackley has lead
the Heels at the plate in his first season with a .441 average
while slugging .660 and tied for the team lead with six
The tournament format and tie breakers for this year's
league event are as follows:
A total of eight teams will be selected to compete in the
league championship. The top two teams from both divi-
sions, determined by conference winning percentage, and
the next four teams with the best conference winning per-
centage regardless of division will advance to the postsea-:
Once in the field, the teams will be split into pools as
follows: pool.one with the #1, 4, 5 and 8 ranked teams and
pool two with the #2, 3, 6 and 7th ranked teams. Each team
will play a minimum of three games in the round robin for-
mat. The tiebreaker for two teams tied is head to head com-
petition in the tourney and for three or more teams tied, con-:
ference winning percentage.
Action begins on Wednesday with four games sched-
uled. Games are at 10am in the morning and at 1, 4 and 7pm
in the evening.
Suns HOME This Weekend!
Friday, May 18- 7:05pm
Breast Cancer Awareness Day! The Suns will wear special pink
jerseys that fans can buy in an auction to benefit breast cancer
patients. Sponsored by St. Vincent's, Comcast Spotlight and Lite
96.1FM. Enjoy NAPA Friday Family Fireworks after the game!
Saturday, May 19 7:05pm
Hamburger Helper Night! Get free hamburger helper and
meet the Helping Hand!
Sunday, May 20 3:05pm
Credit Union Day with the Zooperstars! Come see Roger Camens and his
friends perform, plus, all kids get a free coloring book! Get a $500
discount coupon at participating credit unions, sponsored by the Credit
Unions of North Florida, Spritefox 30 WAWS and WAPE 951FM
ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MAY 23-27
SUNS RETURN HOME SATURDAY, JUNE 2!
Akil kyl m
* ACC Baseball Championship
Suns Raise $$$ For Charity
R.I. Bell on Tiger
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Your weekly Horoscope
May 19, 2007 May 25, 2007
(Aries March 21st thru
April 19th) It's your world
as the week
you'll waste no
time and take it by storm.
They'll never know what hit
'em (in a good way),
whether it's your coworkers,
your stunned but happy
friends or your significant
other. But if you're tempted
to keep this pace up from
Wednesday through Friday,
you're asking for frustra-
tion, a slip-up or even health
issues. Rein yourself in, and
do some planning instead of
acting. This weekend, the
key to successful interac-
tions is to put yourself in
someone else's place. What
in your repertoire will be
music to their ears?
(Taurus- April 20th thru
May 20th) Yes, you're ter-
I rific, but at the
beginning of the
week it's better
Sto let them fig-
ure it out bit by delightful
bit. Show what you know
rather than expounding at
length about it; actions have
way more volume than
words. Then, starting
Wednesday and lasting'
through Friday, you're both
practical and romantic, plus
serious when need be and
lighthearted in exactly the
right ways. You're multifac-
eted, like a beautiful jewel,
so shine on! The stars offer
you a unique opportunity to
transform your life's path
'this weekend. It all starts
with a single step -- in a
completely different direc-
(Gemini May 21st thru
June 21st) Take your latest,
firmly in hand at
the beginning of
the week. Show
it to some pertinent people,
and get some great input.
Then go for it! You're get-
ting assistance from the
stars. But beware: From
through Friday, your usually
skills can't cut through some
serious noise and static. Say
it twice, in two different
media, and keep a record if
it's really important. With
the weekend, though, comes
the return of your silver-
tongued ways, and some
other superpowers to boot
(the kind that are especially
helpful in the realm of
(Cancer June 22nd thru
July 22nd) Your outlook's
of the week.
Reexamine a relationship,
an emotion and a usual way
of thinking -- major
enlargement and improve-
ment is possible now. Then,
from sometime Wednesday
through Friday, your
accomplishments may be
minor by comparison, but
they'll still feel great. Cross
stuff off a few different to-
do lists -- work, home, per-
sonal. This weekend might
find you in conflict with
someone who plays an
important role in your life.
You may be entirely in the
right, but use some tact --
how would you want this
stuff pointed out to you?
(Leo July 23rd thru
August 22) Dive in head
first as the week
the swim of
things, whether you're
doing some splashy flips or
just going with the flow.
Bask in your own glory in
your downtime. But from
through Friday, it's time to
get your feet planted firmly
on the ground -- and to
reconsider your short-term
and long-term paths. Make
conscious choices, and take
careful steps. Who's along-
side you? This weekend,
you love company on your
journey, whether you're
being practical or recre-
ational. And your company
is loving you, too.
(Virgo August 23rd thru
...i.. Everybody's got
something to say
at 'the beginning
f the week.
Leave yourself time to sort
the fact from the fiction -
and time to recover from
the input overload, too.
Starting Wednesday and
lasting through Friday,
you're more than up for
anything and anyone that's
coming your way -- and
you're likely getting some
pretty sweet stuff started
under your own steam, too.
Work? Romance? Personal
projects? No problem.
When the weekend comes,
though, you need to put on
the brakes a bit. Carefully
consider how what's hap-
pening fits in with your
(Libra September 23rd
thru October 22nd)
Delegate the lit-
tle things to
cares at the
beginning of the week --
you're thinking big picture,
big-time. (If you have an
important appointment or
date, set up a reminder -- or
three!) But from
Wednesday through Friday,
your careful attention to
everything and everyone is
what gets you further faster.
You might even hear or
glimpse something that
seems minor in the
moment, but just wait.
Everything's coming up
roses (or whatever your
favorite flower is) this
weekend. If you've got
romance on your mind,
now's the time to jump in.
(Scorpio October 23rd
thru November 21st) A
tion's likely to be
a bit tense at the
beginning of the
week. Will you de-escalate
it or add to, the existing
drama? Find a way to stand
up for yourself and also
increase the peace. Life
looks calmer from some-
time Wednesday through
Friday, and you should have
time to do some excellent
prep work -- toward what
end is entirely up to you.
Friends and behind-the-
scenes stuff are favored.
This weekend, chitchat,
gossip and idle speculation
isn't enough for you. Find
someone who can go deep-
er, maybe someone who
can lead the way.
22nd thru December
21st) Dynamic only begins
L to describe you at
the beginning of.
the week. That
sense of humor
of yours is sparkling, your
optimism is contagious
and when it comes to fun,
you've got it going on.
Take a little gamble-- why
not? But if you're thinking
about increasing the stakes
Friday, think again. It's
best to let the situation --
whether work, romance or
otherwise -- develop a bit.
When the weekend comes,
you may be so busy laugh-
ing, making new friends
and expanding your hori-
zons that things fall right
into place around you.
22nd thru January 19th)
asking a lot of
you at the
beginning of the
week, and your instinct
may be to do all you can to
get it all done. Knowing
when to set some limits
(and what to. ask for in
return) is key. This kind of
give-and-take is in better
balance from Wednesday
through Friday, and you'll.
even have time to do a lit-
tle extra investigation, per-
haps in the personal
sphere. Finding out more
about a loved one or your-
self is richly rewarding.
This weekend, cutting
loose is as important as
anything. Let off some
thru February 18th) You
>s love anything
up some funny stuff at the
beginning of the week --
both humorous and just
plain odd. Enjoy investi-
gating all the ins and outs.
More practical issues have
your name on them from
through Friday, and you'll
have to handle them soon-
er or later. (Hint: Later,
they'll be more difficult to
grapple with.) This week-
end, social or love connec-
tions come easily -- if you
just take the initiative. Add
some extra warmth to your
wit, and it's all systems go.
(Pieces February 19th
and March 20th) You
might be sym-
S. pathetic to what
/ ,l you're hearing at
the beginning of
the week, but think careful-
ly about how involved you
want to get. Sometimes
being a listening ear is
Wednesday and Friday,
you're extra good at assess-
ing a person or situation in
an objective manner.
Uncover what's really
going on, then don't hesi-
tate to take action. And
while you may look like
you're relaxing this week-
end, you're definitely turn-
ing something over in your
heart and mind. It may take
a little time, but it'll lead to
a positive step.
A From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?
DID SHE THINK SHE WAS
HIDING WITH THE LIGHTS
OFF, OR JUST PLAIN.DUI? -
An officer observed a small blue
4 door vehicle traveling south on
Blanding Blvd. at the intersection
of 103rd St. The vehicle was Pj
operating without headlights i
which attracted the officer's
attention. After pulling the vehi-
cle over, the ,officer made contact
with the driver and smelled an .'
odor of an alcoholic beverage I *L-,* |B
coming from the driver's breath. Z
After asking the driver for her-
drivers license on several occa-
sions, she finally presented her-
identification. While speaking
with the driver, the officer noticed a small child lying in the back seat of the vehi-
cle asleep and unrestrained. The driver exited the vehicle and was asked to con-
sent to several field sobriety exercises. The subject failed-to smoothly follow the
LED light tip with her eyes and turned her head to stay focused on the object.
The driver failed every field sobriety exercise. The officer found an unopened
bottle of Absolute Vodka, alone with a can of Colt 45 beer that was still cold to
the touch. The driver was placed under lawful arrest for driving under the influ-
ence and transported to the Duval Co. Jail for
booking and a breath test.
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HE CHEWED IT UP, BUT WHAT WAS
IT? An officer was dispatched to check out :,'
a front seat passenger being detained in refer-
ence to an unauthorized vehicle. When he
opened the door, he observed the passenger
putting something plastic in his mouth. The
officer was unable to get him to spit it out and *-- .. ..... -
he began chewing the plastic. After a few min- .
utes the suspect's lips began to turn white with
a white substance dripping from his mouth.
This suspect refused to spit out the substance. Rescue responded and they were
unable to get the suspect to spit the substance out. Rescue transported the sus-
pect to Shands. An ER doctor removed a large plastic baggy from the suspect's
mouth. The baggy appeared to have a white residue in it, but they were unable
to test it. The baggy was placed in
the property room to be sent to
S, -."" FDLE for testing. If'the test comes
.. back positive for narcotics, the offi-
.. ] cer will attempt to obtain an arrest
-' warrant for the proper charge.
HE WENT HOME AND WAIT-
ED FOR THE POLICE An offi-
cer was dispatched to the 11000
Block of Beach Blvd. in reference
to a dispute. Upon his arrival, he
met with the victim, Mrs. M, who
was in the store's security office.
She stated that she had asked the
I' store employee to call the police
due to the fact that she was having a fight with her live-in boyfriend (suspect).
She told the officer that earlier in the day she and the suspect had gotten into a
verbal dispute while at their apartment. She also told the officer that the suspect
slapped her in the face at least three times with an open fist. The second time the
suspect hit her, she began to bleed. The suspect pushed a shopping cart at the vic-
tim striking her on the legs. The victim told the officer that "she had had enough"
and went into the restroom to escape from the suspect. She stated that the sus-
pect had hit her several times in the past. She said she had bruises on her arm
where the suspect had grabbed her on a previous occasion. She seemed as though
she was fearful of the suspect. The officer walked outside of the store where the
suspect was supposed to be waiting for the victim. The suspect was not in the
area. The officer called the suspect on the phone and asked him to return to the
scene. He stated that he would not return to the store and that the officers should
come to his house. He stated that he did not hit the victim. The suspect was rude
and belligerent with the office on the phone and hung up on him two times. The
officer drove to the sus-
pect's house and met him
in the parking lot, the offi-
cer asked the suspect to
exit his vehicle. He got out .
and the officer attempted to
restrain the suspect. The
suspect became tense and,
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ground by the officer and a
backup. After a brief strug-
gle the suspect was
restrained in handcuffs. He
was arrested and transport-
ed to PDF for booking.
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and Sings with Elegance
By Rych McCain,
Photos 2007 by Andre' B.
She has thrilled, excit-
ed, inspired and uplifted
millions of gospel music
lovers all throughout- the
world with an angelic,
voice that warrants a
class of its own! Just the
mention of her name
almost makes you want
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Yolanda Adams. This
Houston, Texas native
and former elementary
school teacher has been
on the top of the gospel
music charts for over a
decade with hit after hit,
followed by award after
award, accompanied with
sold out tours around the
globe. We were blessed
to catch up with Adams
at a recent awards event.
Usually she is either a
singing on the show or all
Adams was quick to
express her excitement
about her new clothing
line called "Yolandas
Clozet." Her eyes show
that special sparks when
she says, "I will definite-
ly be the spokes person
and model." The first run
was during the Christmas
holiday season with jeans
and T-Shirts. For spring
and fall this year Adams
says, "We're going to
launch our cashmere line
which I call our airport
line because I'm in the
airport so much. And I
don't. want to look like
every person walking in
the airport. But then I
also don't want to wear
heels and stockings so
we're going to do a line of
cashmere wear for the air-
port that you'll look just as
chic and be just as-stylish
but you will be comfort-
Adams is the eldest of
six siblings and a single
parent mom. She grew up
sewing for the family and
always having to make her
own clothes because she
had trouble buying clothes
off the rack that fit her tall,
long, slender body. She
often had to buy a big size
and alter it. She said that
she knew plenty of women
with her body type have
this same problem and she
knows her clothes have a
built in market that will
keep them coming back.
Adams has also
launched a personal man-
agement company and an
independent record label
to mentor young artists
who are talented but can't
get the attention of the
major labels. Adams got
her break while perform-
ing as a lead singer with
Inspirational Choir. She
caught the eye of compos-
Whitfield who orchestrat-
ed her deal with Sound of
Gospel Records where she
had her first hit album
"Just As I Am." After
going through another
label she signed with the
now defunct Elektra
Records where her album
Mountain High Valley
Low crossed her over to
the contemporary side of
gospel and the pop audi-
ence as well, solidifying
her as a crossover super-
star. She is currently with
When asked if she
would go all the way over
to the pop side, Adams
stops to ponder the ques-
tion and responds, "I don't
know. I've thought about
the standards but I'll have
to talk to Nancy Wilson. If
Nancy will do it with me,
I'll do it! Aretha, Chaka
and Patti all did it
because everybody loved
them. I would have to
strategically do it at the
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Page D-4IMay 19, 2007 The Star
By Rych McCain/ feedback--
Russell Simmons is catching
a lot of flak for his stand and
support for the elimination of the
"H, "B, and "N" word in rap
lyrics as well as supporting a
general clean up of rap music
period. My hat is off to him big
time right on Russ yea! How
did we as a community allow the
big major mainstream entertain-
ment corporations to shove this
kind of music down our throats
in the first place with no fight
back? How did we as an intelli-
gent black community sit back
and passively allow common,
low life thugs, criminals and
general street hustling, societal
misfits to become the spokesper-
sons for us? How did we even
allow these criminal vampires
free reign to willfully suck the
life blood out of our communi-
ties by committing serious and
heinous crimes such as cold
blooded murder in front of our
vary eyes in broad daylight then
protecting them with a self-hate,
anti-community survival "Stop
Snitchin" policy? Our *grandfa-
thers would not have tolerated
that degree of self-destruct
insanity in their hoods!
We have sat back the last 20
years (since the mid-1980's),
and witness our neighborhoods
sink to the lowest lows with
gangs, drugs and disease spread-
ing, baby-making irresponsible
sex. We watched the violence of
common fistfights escalate into
brutal murder and the perpetra-
tors are becoming younger and
younger. How in the heck did
Russian made AK 47's and
Israeli made Uzi's make their
way to our hoods? We certainly
don't own any boats or aircraft
or have those kinds of positions
nor connections to cash in on the
world wide black market
weapons trade that the govern-
ments control undercover!
How did the dope saturate
our communities? Why do we
sit back like timid little, spine-
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less mice and allow the school
systems to legally drug our
children due to conditions that
they (the racist system) make
up such as so-called "Deficit
Attention Disorder." Hell, I
was a fidgety, uneasy restless
child myself in class when I
was in grade school and I
became a professional jour-
nalist and an accomplished
keyboard musician. Where
would I be today if my parents
would have allowed them the
drug me into a stupor in grade
Really tried to present my
regular WASSUP IN HOLLY-
HOOD column this week
which includes much of the
rap and hip-hop artists I per-
sonally come down on as well
as the ones I 100% support.
It's all not bad! It is my job to
present what the companies
and publicist give to me but at
the same time, I do have my
personal view point. I would
love your feedback from my
last two commentaries. Hit me
up at feedbackrych@sbcglob-
al.net Let me know that you
really are out there! Next
week I should be back to nor-
mal what ever that is!
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Spelman Student Starts Letter Writing Campaign to BET
and TV One
By Nisa Islam
Muhammad, Special to the
NNPAfrom The Final Call
"Dear Ms. Lee, when I
heard about a letter writing
campaign to BET, I knew I
had to participate because I
am disgusted with images of
Black women in the media,
particularly those provided
by television and music
videos. I can no longer toler-
ate the way women are por-
trayed and the disgusting
way that BET perpetuates
"I will never understand
how a company that is sup-
posed to be the voice for
Black people, makes them
look worse than any other
organization in the world.
Some of the videos that are
played at BET can be classi-
fied as pornographic. The
lyrics to the songs, with
these outrageous videos, are
just as alarming. Black
women are all depicted as
nothing but sexual objects
and their only value stem-
ming from various parts of
That's how the "strong
letter" begins to Debra Lee,
CEO of BET. Angela
Boudreaux from Houston,
Texas, a sophomore at
Spelman College in Atlanta,
Ga. started her second year
of writing letters to express
her disdain of the images of
Black women on TV.
"I started the first one
last year at convocation; I
was excited and passionate
about doing something. I
did it for two days, but only
got eight letters," she told
The Final Call.
What a difference a year
makes. This year, convoca-
tion came in the middle of
the Don Imus controversy.
Mr. Imus called the Rutgers
Women's basketball team,
"Nappy headed hos'" on his
Those remarks led to his
firing by CBS and MSNBC,
and a nationwide conversa-
tion about those remarks,
rap lyrics. and the images of
Black women in the media.
"I created an organiza-
tion called WORTH-
Representation That Heal.
My faculty advisor is Dr.
Tasha Stanley. She's been
my personal mentor too.
WORTH took over the letter
writing campaign this year,"
Ms. Boudreaux said.
"This year it was a week-
long campaign and different
organizations sponsored a
day to get letters signed.
We've gathered over 100
WORTH is offering stu-
dents a choice of three let-
ters to sign-strong, moder-
ate or passive.
Majidah Muhammad, a
sophomore from Silver
Springs, Md., signed the
moderate letter, which
included the following:
"With all of the influ-
ence and power that BET
has as a global network for
Black entertainment, it is
capable of changing how
the world views Black peo-
ple through new, innova-
tive, and revolutionary
shows that offer a much
wider range of personalities
and lifestyles within the
Entertainment Television, it
is your responsibility to cre-
ate the most comprehensive
representation of Black life
and entertainment. Should
you choose to ignore these
suggestions, you are openly
turning your back on the
prospect of a better Black
network. I hope that you
will choose to do the right
Ms. Muhammad told
The Final Call, "I was excit-
ed when I heard about the
letter writing campaign and
wanted to be a part of it. I
signed the letter that cri-
tiqued what they were
doing, but also encouraged
them to do something bet-
Writing letters to BET is
not the only thing the letter
writing campaign is doing.
They are also circulating a
petition thanking TV One
for their positive depiction
of Black women. So far,
they have over 300 signa-
"Thank you, TV One,
for airing positive, multi-
of Black people to ourselves
and the world! Thank you
for being a network that
educates and entertains.
Thank you for being a net-
work that inspires, moti-
vates, and uplifts Black
thank you for not being like
BET! As a sign of our
thanks, please know that
those listed below support
your network because you
are different! We do not
support BET or networks
like it, and recognize the
need for more networks like
you! We thank you again!"
The students at Spelman
have distinguished them-
selves as opposing the neg-
ative images of Black
women in the music and
For two days, they par-
ticipated in a town hall
'meeting The Oprah
Winfrey Show had, dis-
cussing the responsibility
rap music has in the nega-
tive portrayal of Black
Benjamin Chavis, exec-
utive director of the Hip
Hop Summit Action
Network, was a guest on the
show for the second day of
the meeting, and invited the
Spelman students to partici-
pate in further discussions
on this issue.
If other students or inter-
ested people would like to
get involved with the letter
writing campaign, they can
contact Ms. Boudreaux at
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Top Rated Primetime Programs Among
African-American TV Homes
Week of 05/07/07
1. American Idol, Wed. FOX
2. American Idol, Tues., FOX
3. House, FOX
4. CSI:Miami, CBS
5. Girlfriends, CW
6. Grey's Anatomy, ABC
7. Without A Trace, CBS
8. Dancing with the Stars (Monday), ABC
9. CSI: NY, CBS
10. CSI, CBS
Source: Nielsen Media Research
9 p.m. on
CSI: NY: It's
only a game -
M. yeah, right.
,. Mac, Stella
I and Flack
2* (Gary Sinise,
M e I i n a
Eddie Cahill) investigate the
death of an assistant prosecutor
in "Fare Game." They discover
he was into a fantasy game in-
volving water guns, and he
would do anything to win. De-
tective Kaile Maka helps Danny
and Sheldon investigate a death
linked to a restaurant with a
menu worthy of "Fear Factor."
8 p.m. on
M.. Million Dol-
cars went td
This 2004 dra-
best picture, best director for
Clint Eastwood, best actress
for Hilary Swank and best
supporting actor for Morgan
Freeman. Eastwood also
stars, playing a boxing trainer
who takes on a waitress
seeking a better life.
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