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Gun Crimes Now Easier to Track FI U nF .
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can track gunfire in traffic and in noisy urban envi-
The FBI is now able to work with local law enforcement agen-
cies to help solve crime through a partnership by using a new
crime-fighting tool that helps locate and tract gunfire using
"acoustic triangulation" caused when sound waves are recorded
at two or more locations. The way the system works, a network
of hidden microphones linked to a central computer can detect a
shot within seconds. The system can hear a gunshot, provide
accurate location information within several miles depending on
the number of sensors deployed, and then archive the audio for
forensic analysis. The technology is also capable of determining
information relating to the direction and speed of shooters on the
move, said the FBI. The tool is Gun Crimes-continued on A-7
Robbers in Action, Murders Occur, Suspects Sought this Week
Using stolen credit
Masked robbers at
European Street Cafe.
Georgia Teacher of the Ye
of the Year in
attending an ed
Antonio Coleman, 38 standing in a par
sports club w
planned to watch the Roy Jones vs. Felix
when he was hit by a stray bullet in the back
Coleman, a father of three, taught fourth gr
Votes in Florida
You do not have to declare your party
Tuesday for Amendment I but you can onl
presidential candidate utilizing you
declared party. No matter what you ma)
this Tuesday, January 29 election inFlor
tant. It is an opportunity to make history a
tect yourself financially, as a home owner
Regarding the presidential election, we
a quote from Andrew Sullivan, who say
party or clique. "I no longer refer to Clint
cy. I refer to the Clintons' candidacy. Thi
the case, of course. They have been p
joined at the hip for their ent
Their marriage, among other things, is a
- for them both. But I never expected Bil
A 27-year-old female was sitting in her vehicle on Point Meadow
Drive when two males robbed her at gun point, took her purse and was
later seen via a Walmart security camera, using her cards. The males
were driving a gold colored SUV.
Two masked men, heavily armed, entered the European Street Cafe
on Park and robbed the employees of the cash and a woman's purse dur-
ing closing time.
Kiersteri Ross, 17, was standing in front of the Adams Food Store near
Canal and 13th Street when he was shot by a drive-by shooting.Many
feel he was not the target.
Reginald Theodore Adams Jr., 18, was found lying in the front yard
Robbers Continued on A-7
ar Another Brunswick
Murder Arrest Made
entary Teacher Brunswick Police made a second
2004." While .arrest in the murder of John Mitchell
ucational con- .who was killed on December 1, 2007
the St. after a reported fight. Last week,
a area, he was Henry Bernard Robinson was arrested
king lot near a Ralph Woods, and charged for the same murder. The
here he had 44, suspect department said they are still investi-
Trinidad fight gating this case and is requesting help.
of his head.
ade. Florida's 100 Black Men Join Hands
W ill with the American Cancer SocietyFlorida
Vote! 100 Black
h a- v e
Florida Presidents of 100 Black Men C a n c e r
Society to educate black men about cancer disparities.
The partnership will focus on helping black men take
control of their health by learning ways to prevent or
when voting reduce their risk of prostate, lung and colon cancer.
y vote for the
r registered The Links Unite for the Circle
y have heard, s l The Links and Susan G.
ida is impor- Komen for the Cure have
s well as pro- .. rolled out an unprecedent-
and as a non- ed collaboration to mobi-
lize the African American
will just use community to end breast
s he is of no I R'f cancer. Through Komen
on's candida- Dr. Gwen Lee, National for the Cure's Circle of
President, The Links, Hala
is was always Moddelmog, President/CEO Promise campaign, the
Professionally of Susan G. Komen for the two groups will work
ire careers. Cure and Katrina McGhee, together to empower
VP of Marketing for the Cure.
power-move women to reclaim their
11 to show his lives and health in an effort to reverse the statistics on
ntinued on A-7 African Americans and breast cancer.
A Crime Forum, Led by SCLC, the
Florida Center for Public and
International Policy Analysis and the
Times-Union Gathered Wednesday
Crime is still the area's biggest concern. Therefore,
about 50 attended a forum where a panel that is not a
part of the mayor's Jacksonville Journey, met at the
Times-Union to discuss crime, the disparities in educa-
tion, the economy and race.
The panel consisted of former mayor Lou Ritter, who
is now 82-years of age, City councilman Warren Jones,
Columnist Tonyaa Weathersbee of the Times Union
and BlackAmericaWeb.com, Ken Hurley of the
ACLU, Petro Cohen of SCLC and Ms. Turner, a crim-
inology professor at the University of North Florida.
From the discussion, it became more clear that peo-
ple of Jacksonville are even more concern about the
number of offenses and murders and feel that the $3
million for the Sheriff is simply a band-aid. Much is
needed to change the mind-set of those committing the
crimes starting with education and employment said
Mr. Hurley expressed that the war on drugs that caus-
es incarceration is a core problem because it makes it
more difficult for ex-offenders to earn an honest living..
It was also felt that the present system is helping to-
increase the problems rather than eliminate them.
Monies to Fight Recession
President Bush and House leaders have agreed to a
$150 billion fiscal stimulus package, including rebates
for most tax filers of up to $600 for individuals,
$1,200 for couples and an additional $300 a child.
The package does not include an extension for unem-
ployment benefits or food stamps but is still better
than the president's original proposal.
The rebates would go to about 116 million families
and could begin going out in May. The House is
expected to approve the package on February 6 and
the leaders in both chambers have set a goal of
February 15 to send a measure for the president's sig-
Ruby Dee Gets First Oscar Nomination
Ruby Dee Davis is the only Black
performer to be nominated for an
Oscar in 2008 at 83-years of age. The
widow of legendary actor, Ossie Davis
who died in 2005, received the nomi-
nation as the best supporting actress in the movie,
Denzel Washington Still Most Liked
Although he did not
receive a nomination
for the Oscars for his
role in "American
Gangster" or "The
Great Debater," Denzel Washington was still voted
"America's Favorite" movie star, beating out Tom
Hanks, Will Smith, Johnny Depp, John Wayne, Bruce
Willis and several others, including Julia Roberts.
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Celebrating 94 Years Young
Photos by Leroy Love
The Friday Musicale Auditorium was the lovely setting
for the celebration of Mrs. Mildred Nails Harvey Terry's
94th birthday given by her family: Willie F. Johnson,
CEO, PRWT Services, Inc., Mrs. Corrie Johnson
Thompson, Mrs. Gloria Trimmings Fleming and Mrs.
Ethel Trimmings Toney. Other Planning Committee mem-
bers were: Mesdames Marion Brown, Cheryl Coffey,
Barbara Burke, Donna Chambliss, and Frances Rosalyn Birthday Honoree with Niece Mrs. Corrie
Kight. Mrs. Terry is escorted into her 94th Thompson and hubby Claude Thompson.
Mrs. Terry, a native of Jacksonville, was born December Birthday Celebration by her grandson Grea greagt,eatnieces-DayjhaMGabrielleand
Marvin Burke, Sr. MekIyah. Photo courtesy of M& Kimberly
18, 1913 when Jacksonville was the Hollywood of the South Reynolds.
boasting more than 30 movie studios, Cohen Brothers
Department Store was the Place, and the Afro-American
Insurance Co. founded by Abraham Lincoln Lewis was one
of the Insurance Giants. Mrs. Terry's mother Mrs. Minnie
designed hats for Cohen Brothers. On this day Mrs. Terry
looked back over 94 years and thanked God for it all.
A beautiful program was held in Mrs. Terry's honor. i'rl A
Oldest Grandson Marvin Burke, Sr. escorted the feisty and
vibrant Mrs. Terry to the dais. Welton Coffey, H, former
Coach of Raines and grandson was Master of Ceremony for
Theodore Brown, Rev. James Jennings, Rev. Willie L -
Chambliss, Derrick Johnson, Willie F. Johnson, Geraldine
Jennings, Rev. F.D. Richardson, Jr., Pastor Thandeka
on, Gloria Mrs Terry with her grandchildren: Wdllie, Mildred, Cheiyl; Marvin, Sherrie Yvette, Donna
Johnson, The Young Ladies of Zion, Mrs. Gloria andBernard
Trimmings Fleming, daughters Marion, Janice, Shirley,
and Frances Rosalyn, Grandchild Mildred Smith Great-
grandchild Williesha L. Chambliss; Great-great grand-
child Kelsey Coffey; Nephew Harry Holland, Rev. Grant
Smith, Great Granddaughter Angel Chambliss Thomas,
and the Honoree Mrs. Terry were each a part of the celebra-
In attendance were her children, grand children, great Birthday Honoree with Great-great grandchildren
and Great, great grand nephews.
grands, and great-great grands, nieces, nephews, other fami-
ly members and friends.
We wish Mrs. Terry many more birthdays!!!
i The Ladies ofZion with Derus Thompson
following performance at 94th Birthday Mrs Nail with her Great-granddaugh-
Celebraton, ter Sherrie Yvette
Birthday Honoree with Grandchildren.
Nephews and nieces of birthday honoree: Michael, Ethel, Anthony
and Gloria Trimmings.
Mrs. Nails with her daughters Frances Rosalyn, Janice, Shirley and Marian.
Mrs. Nail with her Great-granddaughter
Willie f Johnson Great Gre eat granddaughter Kelsey
Nephew ofMrs. Nail givesthe Mrs. Angel Chambliss Thomas pays Nephew Anthony Trimmings present Aunt brought tears to her father Welton's Welton E. Coffey, Presiding at 94th Birthday
qcEtsion at her part tribute to her Great grandmother. Mildred Terry with a plaque. eyes with her very stirring solo. Celebration.
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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
4TH ANNUAL WOMEN IN WHITE SERVICE,
Sunday, January 27, 2008 at the Queen Esther Church
of God In Unity, located at 1747 McQuade St,
Jacksonville, FL, with Elder Benjamin Hoover, Pastor.
Speaker Elder Annette Rhodes, Youth Minister. Come
out and enjoy the Word of God from the Woman of
DISTRICT #34 OF GENESIS MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH will be featuring the "Bold
City Mass Choir" in concert on Sunday, January 27th
at 4:00 p.m. A spirit-filled program has been planned.
The church is located at 241 South McDuff Avenue
where Rev. Calvin O. Honors is the Pastor. The public
is cordially invited to attend. For more information,
please call Sis. Erica Turner at (904) 389-2923.
FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST
CHURCH'S MALE CHORUS will be celebrating
their 14th anniversary on January 26th at 6:00 in the
evening with many choir and groups of the city. Elder
B. Shiffield, Pastor. The church is located at 1 06
Pearce St. in Jacksonville. Phone. (904) 353-7734.
MUSIC FOR A SUNDAY MORNING
Sunday, February 3, 10:45 a.m.
In Celebration of Black History Month
Jacksonville Mass Choir, Deborah McDuffie, artistic
director. Jacksonville Mass Choir is a contemporary
vocal ensemble of young people ages 13-24. While
the choir specializes in contemporary gospel, it also
performs spirituals, broadway show tunes, contempo-
rary R&B and patriotic material.
Sunday, February 10, 10:45 a.m.
In Observance of Valentine's Day
Rob Tudor, baritone; Bobb Robinson, baritone, Jeanne
Huebner, Sharon'Scholl, piano
A Cabaret Valentine
Scholl: Duet for Two Baritones (pemiere)
Sunday, February 17, 10:45 a.m. TBA
Sunday, February 24, 10:45 a.m.
In Celebration of Black History Month
Timothy Edwards, violin; Jeanne Huebner, piano
Chevalier de Saint Georges: Sonata
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
7405 Arlington Expressway 904-725-8133
Jacksonville, FL ,Rev. Dr. John L. Young, minister
Henson Markham, music director 904-346-0373
THE NEW BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAP-
TIS CHURCH family
will host a Revival begin-
ning on Sunday, February
17 at 5:00 PM. The speak-
ers are Rev. Richard
Curry and Rev. Chester
Brown. The services on
Monday and Tuesday will
begin at 7:00 PM. The
church is located at 1824
Prospect St., Jacksonville,
FL., Eric Lee is the Pastor. Rev. Eric Lee
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JACKSON BURNS CONSULTING GROUP
THE HEART OF HUMAN RESOURCES ...
In October of 2007, the Clara White
Mission in Jacksonville, Florida got some
bad news and some good news. The bad
news was that due to government cuts, they
were short $120,000 in the funding needed
to continue their much-needed soup
kitchen. The good news was that the community cared enough to step
up and help.
"Dennis Bums of Jackson Bums Consulting Group did more than
step up," said Ju'Coby Pittman, CEO/President of the Clara White
Mission. "He stepped up and stayed on!"
Former Director of Human Resources for Hospice of Northeast
Florida, Dennis A. Bums earned his bachelor's degree in healthcare
administration from the University of North Florida and his master's
degree in business administration from Central Michigan University.
He is a member of both the national and local chapters of the Society
for Human Resources Management (SHRM), and active with the
Mosaic Network and the International Diversity Consortium.
With more than 18 years of experience in consulting and corporate
leadership, Burs founded Jackson Burs Consulting Group in 2006
with a unique marketing strategy. "While I have the ability to design
and implement company-wide human resource programs on every
level, it is my passion to help faith-based businesses and small busi-
nesses located in distressed socio-economic communities. Those sec-
tors have not traditionally had the benefit of organized human
resources programs," said Bums. "When I heard about the plight of
the Clara White Mission, it touched my heart."
When he first contacted Pittman, Bums' intention was to provide
some short-term hands-on organizational and strategic guidance to
help the historic Clara White Mission continue serving Jacksonville's
"Once I began sharing our vision with Dennis, he caught it and ran
with it," said Pittman. "He has been extremely instrumental in helping
us focus on our goals and broaden our image. We're not just a soup
kitchen anymore. With our culinary program and our new 'Clara's
Cafe' partnership with St. Johns Cathedral, we're helping people
restore their lives! Dennis has helped us develop a marketing plan for
both projects and he's done so much more."
"More" is what Jackson Burs Consulting Group is all about. In
addition to providing the basic Human Resources services such as
applicant screening and testing, recruitment, policy, and procedure
development, HR audits, employee relations, team buildings,
compensation analysis, benefits, short-term assignments and out-
placement services, Jackson Burs Consulting Group provides
Diversity/Inclusion Initiatives and Workshops, Faith-Based
Ministry Support, and other timely, individual and innovative
services that are listed on their comprehensive website,
"Our goal is to provide affordable and customized human resources
solutions to meet short and long term business needs," said Bums.
With the positive slogan, "Meeting You Where You Are ... To
Make Sure You Have What You Need ...To Get Where You're
Going," Jackson Bums Consulting Group was launched at a time
when the non-profit and faith-based community is facing major budg-
et shortfalls. Smiling wryly, Bums said, "Providing pro-bono services
to a deserving organization was definitely in my strategic plan for the
future. That plan just had to be implemented a bit early!"
"Dennis has helped us internally and exterally," declared Pittman.
"Ie's helped us develop benchmarks to insure we meet our goals in a
timely fashion; he's given my staff in-house tools to monitor our
progress the best thing is that he always follows through every
time. He makes you feel that you are the most important person in the
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Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all
comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee,with
those who mourn, that casting every care on thee,
they may know the consolation of thy love,
through Jesus Christ our LORD.
ADAMS, Rev. Alfred
A., 93, died January 19,
BRITTEN, Chatlie, 82,
died January 16, 2008.
BROWN, Ada Lee,
died January 18, 2008.
BROWN, Calvin, L.,
died January 18, 2008.
BROWN, Dorothy J.,
died January 20, 2008.
died January 15, 2008.
CLARK, Jamie, died
January 17, 2008.
COLE, Claude E., Sr.,
died January 17, 2008.
DANSEY, James, died
January 22, 2008.
DAVIS, Bennie M., 46,
died January 14, 2008.
HICKS, Johnson, died
January 20, 2008.
J., died January 13,
Becky, died January 17,
LEE, Shirley Marie, 68,
died January 19, 2008.
died January 16, 2008.
MITCHELL, Anna D.,
died January 18,'2008.
PORTS, Louise, died
January 16, 2008.
PUNDA, William L.,
29, died January 14,
WALKER, Maurice L,
died January 17, 2008.
WILLIAMS, Helen G.,
died January 18, 2008.
GRANT, Thomas, III,
55, died January 23,
2008. He was a resident
of Brunswick, GA.
The Church Directory
S"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ......................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary)...................................11:00 a.m .
Tuesday Prayer Meeting.............. ........ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship 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
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
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, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School.................................. ...... ......................... 9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship.................................. 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday ............................................. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday............................................... JoyNight,7:00 p .
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School ---------------------------------------10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ------------------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study -------------------Tuesday & Friday----- 7:00 p.m.
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He walks a walk of
confidence and his on
screen persona is the real
thing. Toronto, Ontario's
own Dwain Murphy is
currently starring in the
Pictures/MTV Films epic
HOW SHE MOVE. The
movie co-stars Rutina
Gademans and Tre
Armstrong. Most of the
cast are up and coming
actors who are fairly
unknown. That's how the
producers wanted it. The
film is focused on Raya
Green played by Rutina
Wesley who is the daugh-
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home from a top academ-
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the drug overdose death
of her older sister. Raya
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Dancer" from Houston's
free style king, Rob G fea-
turing Paul Wall. Look for
his forthcoming album
The Inauguration. Elise
Wright has been appointed
Senior VP'of Urban Music
for Universal Republic
The CW's "Pussycat
Dolls Present; GIRLI-
CIOUS" offer young
hopefuls the chance to
become part of the next
big female pop group
when the reality series pre-
miers on Monday,
February 18, 2008 with
special encore presenta-
tions on Wednesday, both
at 9 10 p.m. EST. Check
your local listings.
While the Golden
written by Annmarie
Morals who is a real life
Jamaican immigrant who
was also reared in
Having been born in
family relocated to
Toronto where he was
encouraged and chal-
lenged by a high school
drama teacher to pursue
acting as a career.
Murphy followed that
advice and enrolled in an
Acting for Film and
Television Program at
Humber College. In the
movie How She Move,
Bishop is the combination
of a friend, mentor, and
almost boyfriend to Raya.
This project was shot on
location in Toronto and is
Murphy's acting debut
where he gets to show a
variety of emotions and
moods which come off
very believable. All of his
paid full dividends.
When asked what it
was like working with a
basically unknown cast,
responded, "I loved it.
Why? Because nobody
knew us, no one knew
Globe Awards took it in
the shorts due to the
writer's strike, it looks like
the same may happen to
the Oscar's if a settlement
is not reached by show
time. The main front run-
ning films that were of
interest to the black
were snubbed by the
Academy voters this year.
Washington for American
Gangster as an actor and
The Great Debaters as a
director. Ruby Dee did get
a nomination for Best
Supporting Actress for
American Gangster and
recognition for her talent
is long over due. No
Country for Old Men was
straight up weird, boring
and had a confused ending
yet it is the front running
Oscar contender in eight
categories. We know what
the concept and vibe is
amongst "those" who cast
HOW SHE MOVE
stars Rutina Wesley,
Dwain Murphy Brennan
what we were capable of
doing. Only we believed
in ourselves and every-
day when we were in that
rehearsal space, it was
just us against the world.
And we proved we could
come out on top being
nobody's. That speaks
volumes because nobody
knew me but Paramount
Pictures took a chance on
me; Vantage Films and
MTV Films took a
chance on me. We went
to Sundance and
Paramount bought it and
the rest is history baby."
When he got that first
call from the audition did
he believe it would get
this far? Quick on his
response again Murphy
says, "I live by the word
of God and God knows
what is about to happen
in everybody's lives
before it even happens.
So for me to look ahead
would be disrespecting
God. So I just took every-
thing in stride and God
blessed me everyday that
I woke up to be here.
That's all that I can say."
What track and direc-
tion has this movie set
him on now? Murphy
Desman, Deray Davis,
Romina D'ugo and
Tanisha Scott. It was writ-
ten by Annmarie Morais
and produced by Jennifer
Kawaja with choreogra-
phy by Hihat.
I was so glad to see an
urban film that did not fea-
ture any shooting and
killing. The theme was
based in the reality of the
ghetto projects of the
Jane-Finch Corridor in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
While this area is a high-
density area rife with drug
and gang-related crime, it
is also a haven of raw
mental, athletic and artistic
genius. It is a hot bed
loaded with natural talent.
This film's focus is on
Raya Green (Wesley) a
young Jamaican immi-
grant who is a brilliant
straight "A" scholar in
school. She is forced to
return home from an
upscale academy where
she earned a scholarship
because of the drug over-
dose death of her older sis-
ter. She soon discovers
that the black dance form
of "stepping" with an all-
male step team may be her
ticket out of a dead-end
Her main co-hort and
somewhat of a boyfriend
"Bishop" (Murphy) takes
her through several
changes before the big
step contest. Bishop's
younger brother "Quake"
(Gademans) appears to be
an academic geek on the
surface reading advance
books with straight "A's,"
but underneath that facade
is a steppin' fool! Raya
also haproblems with her
under achieving ace rival
"The acting bug has
bitten me. It bit me about
two years ago so hopeful-
ly this will be my coming
out party for this movie.
I'm hoping that every-
body sees it, everyone
enjoys it, and everyone
knows that I worked
hard. Everybody in this
film worked hard. We put
our blood, sweat and
tears into this movie. So
you know, that's all I can
do, is sit back and go for
*Murphy is fiercely
proud about his home
town Toronto. He says,
I've got to give a shout
out to everybody in
Toronto who knows me
and I don't have to men-
tion any names and the
school that I went to
Humber College, they
did a great job with me
and I thank them for my
skills and my profession-
alism. I also want to give
my home town paper The
SHARE a big shout out."
Murphy has moved to
Los Angeles with his
fiance to continue his
They go at it off and on.
This film was written by
Annemarie Morais who is
a Jamaican Immigrant
who grew up in Toronto.
She fully brings the story
to the big screen in a very
positive way from the
and it is very refreshing.
This film should receive
big support from the com-
munities not only on both
sides of the Canadian/U.S
border but in the West
Indies as well.
Cloverfield stas Lizzy
Caplan, Jessica Lucas,
T.J. Miller, Michael
Stahl-David, Mike Vogel
and Odette Yustman. This
movie has been hyped
over the Internet for over a
year. Some of that paid off
at the box office on its
opening weekend. They
creamed the' competition
with a 46 million dollar
gross. The flick is being
compared to The Blair
Which Project because it is
being told from the view-
point of a hand held video
camera. That style will
make you a little dizzy
with all of the camera
motion. I particularly
don't care for it. The actors
were fairly new and
unknown but they were
believable enough. The
monster was not the main
focus but the few shots
that you do see of him are
OK but nothing out of the
ordinary for outer space
creatures. Monster fans
will like this one.
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called a ShotSpotter. The idea of using this technology originated through a FBI law
Agent Ron Chavarro after the Columbus, Ohio sniper. He had heard about the tech-
nology at a conference. The task force leadership decided to deploy the system for
testing and within hours of the system becoming operational, ShotSpotter began to
register the sound of gunfire. The resulting data led investigators to pinpoint the
location of the shots, where shell casings were recovered. Armed with the informa-
tion, the FBI was able to locate and arrest the shooter.
Jacksonville does not have this new technology yet but sources feel it would be
extremely valuable in decreasing crime through the use of guns. The FBI said the
technology "has been an invaluable tool in helping us fight violent crime."
Residents of this city believe more police will also help stop crime and are pleased
that the City Council approved Sheriff Rutherford's request for $3 million.
When police officers are more visible and the knowledge that the area may have
formed a partnership with the FBI or contacted the private sector technology that
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hand this crudely and this unpleasantly so soon. I'll bet he didn't either. But that's
how close Obama has come.
"At least now we know what this race is about: Obama versus the Clintons. Both
of them. Their dynasty. Their power. Their methods. Their character. And so the
question becomes: does America really want a Restoration? And if Hillary is this :
beholden to Bill in the campaign, what will his role be in the White House? I've
long hoped he'd be given a clear job, accountable to the president and the public.
But that isn't their style. When you re-elect royal families, you get their family
dynamics as well. What we're seeing now is a small glimpse of what we would be
dealing with for at least four years."
Oprah Winfrey came out for Obama and her Website was swamped with com-
plaints after she went to Iowa. The principal complaint was that she betrayed women
by not supporting Senator Hillary Clinton. The criticism was described as personal.
Several of those who criticized Oprah identified themselves as African-Americans,
indicating that gender is more important than race for many people.
After Senator Clinton's incident about Dr. King and President Johnson along with
former President Clinton sleeping while Martin Luther King III spoke on his father's
holiday, Senator Obama formed a "truth squad." Then Howard University students
started an organization of students to support Mr: Obama by door to door contact and
making telephone calls throughout D.C. and South Carolina.
Tuesday is election day in Florida which is the start of what will or could happen
in November and what will life be in America for the next four years
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of a home in the 1500 block ofW. 19th Street. He had died from his gun shot
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are also investigating a deadly shooting in the 9800
block of Normandy Boulevard in the parking lot of a trucking company where 41-
year-old Christopher Oney was found shot. He died at Shands.
Police are looking for clues and are requesting help in solving all of the above
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Cordially invites you to attend a book signing and celebration
Of Brenda Jackson's anthology
released under her own company,
The Madaris Publishing Company
Brenda Jackson, a native of Jacksonville is no stranger to The
Best Sellers list for her tasteful romance stories. She is the first
African American to make the USA Best Sellers List for romance
novels and has over 50 books in print.
Brenda is ending this Valentine month with a celebration of pas-
Brenda will introduce Christopher Jones who graces the cover of
her book "Forever Mine"
Friday, February 29, 2008 at 6:30p.m.
At Gateway Bookstore
5238-22 Norwood Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32208
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WH ERE S O P P i N A L A S A PLEASURE E..
The City of Jacksonville will host a series of meetings to engage leaders
of churches and other charitable/faith-based organizations on the
Stormwater Advisory Committee's (SWAC) recommendations related
to the stormwater fee credits and adjustments policy.
Meeting # 1
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
City Hall Renaissance Room
117 W. Duval Street 
Thursday, February 7, 2008
3 4 p.m.
Bradham Brooks/Northwest Library
1755 Edgewood Avenue West 
Friday, February 8, 2008
10- 11 a.m.
West Regional Library
1425 Chaffee Road 
Monday, February 11, 2008
4:30 5:30 p.m.
Mandarin Regional Library
3330 Kori Road 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
1:30 2:30 p.m.
Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256
All interested parties are invited to attend.
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for more information about the stormwater
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Jacksonville made recognition to the "First Six" African I i
American Police Officers in Jacksonville by honoring
them with a bronze historical marker. The marker reads:
African American Patrolmen Blodgett Substation
From Reconstruction to the end of the nineteenth ,
century African American men served as Policemen in
Jacksonville. By the early 20th century, however, Black
men were no longer employed in these positions. The
policies changed and in 1950 six men- Henry Harley,
Edward Hickson, Alvin James, Beaman Kendal,
Marion Massey and Charlie Sea were hired as
Patrolmen. They made up the first "Colored Division"
of the Jacksonville Police Department. Sergeant W.L. The "First Six," Jacksonville's first African American men
Bates commanded this unit. hired as Patrolmen that made up the "Colored Division,"
The Black Patrolmen were housed at a sub-station under Sergeant Bates command.
at the Blodgett Homes Housing Project (named in ..
honor of prominent African American businessman, cemn.i
JoSeph H.Blodgett) near this location.
Despite limitations and obstacles, these Black pio-
neers in 20th century law enforcement served with dis-
tinction and were a source of pride to the African
American community They opHeed doors for the men
and women of all backgrounds who serve as Police
Officers in the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office today. e J
Presented by the Durkeeville Historical Society est. Former She Nathaniel Gover and current Sherff
FormeroSheneNathfniel Glover andicurrentShen ssm
1998 John Rutherford
Tony Hickson, Mrs. Hickson, Henry Harley's widow
Helicopter/C.S. Campbell, SWAT/Dexter Rowe,
Motorcycle/Dwayne Richardson, Bicycle/Roberto
Johnson, and K-9/Michael Summers.
ur. Carolyn Wiliams, Durkevtlle
Historical Society. Paul Tutwiler, NJCDC
Paul Tutwiler, NJCDC and Family Members of the
"First Six" during the unveiling of the Bronze
Real Dollars For Real People.
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and plan for my future.
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Have your income taxes done FOR FREE
and keep ALL of your own money.
Rashean Mathis, Jacksonville Native
* Graduate of Englewood High School & Bethune Cookman College
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JANUA R J' 26 2008
Last week, we celebrated
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
throughout this country.
Many speeches and awards
were given; many people
participated in the beautiful
and fun-filled parades; and
many people reflected back
on their relationship with Dr.
Councilwoman King and the fight for Civil
Glorious Johnson Rights.
As I marched in the parade and attended various celebra-
tions, I thought about the words of Dr. King; "Cowardice
asks the question, "Is safe?" Expediency asks the question,
"Is it politics?" Vanity asks the question, "Is it popular?" But
conscience asks the question, "Is it right?" And there comes
a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor
politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is
Even though we were celebrating Dr. Kings Day, those
words of Dr. King brings thoughts of an unsung hero who
cared so much for her community and fought to change the
injustice and inequality of the people of this city. Her name
is Jackie Brown. Jackie believed that she had to do some-
thing about the injustice and inequality of the people of
Jacksonville, especially the Black community. Jackie was
very concerned about her being a Democrat and me being a
Republican. I would say to Jackie, "As Black women, we
have a job to do to help our people and those who need us.
When we leave this earth, I do not think God cares about
what party we were in. He only cares about what we did for
his people." This was the same sentiment that Ms. Dorothy
Height said to me a long time ago in New York, "We (Black
Americans) can not be partisan, we need to be every where
and do what we can to help our people."
As Jackie stated in the booklet she wrote when she decid-
ed to run for Mayor, she saw how racism played a major part,
in her company's demise. After much sacrifice, she kept the
business afloat and eventually won a contract with the city
for three years. Three years later, Jackie had over 2,000
square foot office and gave jobs to those who were unem-
ployed and those who wanted an opportunity to work and
make a living for their family. But in spite of her hard work,
no matter what she did, she couldn't change the reality of the
unfair practices that minori-
ties endured in City contracts
(i.e., minorities becoming
prime contractors) but, she
also wanted us, the elected
officials, to come together
and help make a difference in
the communities that were
riddled with crime, injustice,
and high unemployment. As
Jackie said in her booklet,
"The people must respect
each other as human beings
and embrace one
another as we all
strive for a brighter
"good ole boy system" and "racism". Jackie, at first believed
that she was fighting an uphill battle and eventually, she lost
everything. Jackie may have lost material things but, her
spirit was still alive and ready for the next challenge.
Jackie took some time off and studied for her general and
underground utility licenses and began to focus on her call-
ing: "Making a Difference." Some nights she would call me
and say, "Shorty, I am so tired but I called to let you know
that I am alright." Her new purpose/calling in life was to
become more politically active and fight against injustice
and inequality. She spent several years learning the political
process and studying laws that hindered minorities from
becoming prime contractors in Jacksonville.
One day she came to my home and she said, "Shorty, I
plan to come to City Hall and speak about the unjust system
in City contracts. "By that time, I was a City Councilwoman.
She said, "you may not like what I have to say, but, it must
be said." Jackie also said, "Shorty, either you are a problem
solver or you are the problem. So, I hope you understand that
this is my calling and nothing can change this other than
death or the City of Jacksonville change it's destructive
stronghold on the way the people are treated. Jackie said a
little more, but, I am paraphrasing the above statement.
There were so many times when we prayed in person,
over the telephone or our cell phones. There were times
when we shed our tears. But, Jackie was determined to make
a difference. Yes, I knew she had breast cancer, but she told
me that it was in remission. She never told me that she was
Not only was Jackie fight- C
ing to change the laws of
Property Tax Amendment: by Congresswoman Corrine Brown
January 17th, 2008
"It is entirely unacceptable that Florida is nearly last in education spending. Nor is it
acceptable that our state ranks near the bottom in health care funding. And although it may
seem unbelievable, our state actually returns money dedicated to Florida children's health
care back to the federal government: WE are just one of two states that do this! And yet
here we are, with Governor Crist's administration trying to fix all of our problems by giv-
ing out more tax cuts, this time, in the form of the Homestead Tax Amendment!This pro-
posal would adversely affect funding for our city police, our firefighters, teachers, public
schools, postal services, highways and infrastructure, sanitation services, public healthcare,
hospitals, parks, libraries, child welfare services and numerous other social services.
Now, what will this amendment's passage mean for education in Florida? Well, figures
released by the Florida State Legislature's Office of Economic and Demographic Research
show a nearly $1.6 billion decrease for public schools statewide during the next five years
if the property-tax amendment passes. Indeed, these tax cuts will starve our state's public
education system and take badly needed funding from Florida's local governments to pro-
vide vital services to our residents.
Presently, Florida ranks 40th in per-student education funding, and spends $1,500 less
per student each year than the federal average. Additionally, our state is suffering from hor-
rific increases in gang violence, the homicide rate has risen nearly 30% in recent years, and
the state's high school graduation rate hovers around an embarrassing 60% one of the
In my congressional district, Orange County schools could lose as much as $100 million
during the next five years.
Clearly, money that the state will give away for tax cuts if this amendment passes will
dissipate badly needed funding away from our public schools funding that should be uti-
lized for school construction, teacher salaries, and math and science programs, to name just
In the city of Jacksonville, the amendment evaporates as much as $60 million in valu-
able funds in the first year alone. In the next five years, its passage could wind up eroding
over $300 million. In Duval County, school officials estimate they stand to lose $6.2 mil-
lion in 2008 and as much as $23.4 million by 2012.
Volusia County Schools would also face similar problems. In fact, they could see a
decrease of more than $32 million during the next five years. Already this year, the district
has had to eliminate over 300 jobs due to funding constraints.
I believe categorically that this amendment is an unfeasible solution to our state's prob-
lems, and only makes Florida's financial situation worse. I encourage everyone to get out
and vote down this preposterous plan. Floridians need to demand that the needs and serv-
ices provided to our cities, counties and towns are met, and are not undercut by ruthless
political scheming veiled in the promise of tax relief.
GET OUT AND VOTE NO ON THE HOMESTEAD TAX
AMENDMENT ON JANUARY 29th!"
Congresswoman Corrine Brown
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
"MAD HATTER" LUNCHEON -Tuesday, March 4th. Everyone is invited. Bring a decorated
hat, or bring a hat to be decorated. Hats will be judged in several categories and prizes awarded.
Speaker Joanne Byrns will share how her life was transformed when her husband, a pilot in the
Viet Nam war, was shot down and Missing in Action. Doors open at 11:30 for buffet, program
begins at 12:00 to 1:30. Lunch is $15.00 inclusive. Location; Ramada Inn, East Room in
Mandarin, 3130 Hartley Road; next to the 295 overpass. Reservations and cancellations for lunch
and free Child Care call 262-3882 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or
email@example.com, on Thursday, February 28th. Bring a friend for the "Invite-A-Thon" and
win prizes and giveaways.
QUICK AND EASYACCESS TO IRS FORMS AND PUBLICATIONS The IRS has many
forms and free publications on a wide variety of topics to help you understand and meet tax fil-
ing requirements. If you need IRS materials,.try one of these easy options: Internet: 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week at IRS.gov ; Phone: Call 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) to order current
and prior year forms, instructions and publications; Walk-In: During tax filing season many
,libraries and post offices offers free tax forms. Some libraries, grocery stores, copy centers and
office supply stores have forms. Braille materials may also be available; and Mail: Send your
order for tax forms and publications to National Distribution Center, P.O. Box 8903,
Bloomington, IL 61702-8903.
THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF FL PRESENTS "LIVING WITH ASTH-
MA NIGHT" -Thursday, February 21stfrom 7:00 p.m. 8:15 p.m. at the St. Luke's Hospital -
Auditorium C, 4201 Belfort Rd., Jacksonville. Sunil N. Joshi, M.D., local allergist and immunol-
ogist, will be'presenting this educational program. Lung health literature and light refreshments
will be provided byWalgreens Option One. Parking will be in the employee parking (Lot F) at
the Family Birth Place, enter at the ambulance transport center and follow sings to Auditorium
C. Free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend. Please contact Nicole O'Neil-
Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 743-2933 Ext. 18, by February 19th.
JUSTICE COALITION KICKING OFF SPONSORSHIP DRIVE FOR 6TH ANNUAL
"TOGETHER-WE CAN" BREAKFAST it's an important annual fundraiser to help raise
support of the Justice Coalition's mission of assisting innocent victims of violent crimes.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 from 7:20 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Will take place at the FOP Headquarters
located at 5530 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Sponsorships are available only to busi-
nesses and organizations of the First Coast communities and are being offered at two levels, the
Justice Level for $3,000 a table and at the Crime Stopper level at $1,500 a table. Each table seats
eight people and a southern style buffet breadfast will be served. Current sponsors include:
Builders FirstSource, Firehouse Subs, Contemporary Business Services, McGinley Paving, and
JB Coxwell. For more information, please contact the Justice Coalition's executive director, Ann
Dugger at (904) 783-6312.
POLLING LOCATION CHANGES FOR THE JANUARY 29TH ELECTION Duval
County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland announces the location changes of 22 of Duval
County's 285 voting precincts. The new polling locations will appear on both the voter registra-
tion card and on the voter's sample ballot, which will be arriving in homes beginning Friday,
January 11th. Voters are encouraged to check their registration card and their sample ballot to
confirm their polling location before going to vote. The Elections Office will staff the old voting
precincts with workers from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. to provide voters with maps and directions
frim a laptop comuter to help voters locate their new polling location. Voters may also visit the
website: www.divalelections.com or by calling the Elections Officer at (904) 630-1414. For
more information, contact Tracie Collier at (904) 630-8026 or (904) 219-0792.
REGIONAL RANDOM STUDENT DRUG TESTING SUMMIT -Tuesday, January 29,
2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Marriott, located at 4670 Salisbury Rd. in
Jacksonville. Dr. Bertha K. Madras, Ph.D., Deputy Director for the White House Office of
National Drug Control Policy, will be in Jacksonville to address local education officials during
a regional drug prevention summit on school-based random student drug testing. Call (904) 296-
2222 for more information.
RODNEY L. HURST, SR., author of "IT WAS NEVER ABOUT A HOT DOG AND A
COKE," has spent most of his adult life working in Jacksonville's Black community as a com-
munity advocate and as an elected city Councilman. Hurst, then the 16-year old president of the
Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP, gives his eyewitness account of a violent chapter in
Jacksonville's civil rights history. Publication date isFebruary 1, 2008 and will be available for
purchase at Overlooked books.com, Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, etc. Contact The Adkins
Agency at (904) 861-3870 for distribution.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING -The Northeast Forida Community Action Agency, Inc.
(NFCAA) meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 31st at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held
at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive, in Jacksonville. NFCAA
is a non-profit corporation dedicated toward the identification and elimination of the causes of
poverty on a long-term basis and to alleviate the impact of the effects on people. Indviduals who
require reasonable accommodation in order to participate must notify NFCAA at its Central
Office or at (904) 398-7472, ext. 224, at least three working days prior to the meeting.
Wednesday, January 30
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many battles and won
them. She is not with
us today, but her spir-
it will live on because
of the love of her
family and many
friends who will
never forget her.
I would like to Jackie Brown
quote the last part of Jackie's booklet (Jackie Brown For
Mayor): "I leave you with this, from the book of James 1:2-
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face the
trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing oJ
your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish
its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lack-
ing anything. If any ofyou lacks wisdom, he should ask God,
who gives generously to all withoutfindingfault, and it will
be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not
doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave in the sea,
blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he
will receive anything from the Lord; he is double-minded,
unstable in all he does.
Jackie Brown The People's Hero, the People's
Friend, and the People's Advocate.
, DA"v v )
Councilwomlan Glorious Jothnson
I '"Representing the People"
As the country pre-
pares to observe Black
History Month, data
released this month
reveals that our nation's
colleges are failing to
teach their minority stu-
dents about America's
history and institutions.
According to the data
from the Intercollegiate
Studies Institute (ISI),
minority (Black, Asian,
Hispanic and Multi-
racial) college seniors
scored an average of
48.2 percent on a civic
literacy exam, or just
eight-tenths of a point
higher than the average
for minority freshmen
who took the same
exam. Minority students
at Ivy League schools
fared even worse, with
graduating seniors scor-
ing lower than incoming
The 60 multiple-
focusing on our nation's
history and institutions
was given to more than
14,000 randomly select-
ed seniors and freshmen
on 50 campuses across
the country. It was
administered by the
Department of Public
Policy (UConnDPP) on
behalf of ISI.
"Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. believed that the
civil rights movement
was rooted in the promise
of our founding docu-
ments, amendments, and
the key events of our his-
tory," observed Dr.
Richard Brake, director
of ISI's Lehrman
.American Studies Center.
"The lack of knowledge
among minority students
about our nation's history
and its institutions is dis-
turbing, a real disservice,
especially as we com-
memorate Dr. King's
birthday and launch into
Black History Month.
America's colleges need
to ask themselves how
they can improve and
advance civic learning
among all students."
Overall, the average
score for college seniors
on ISI's civic literacy
exam was 54.2 percent,
or an "F." This score was
just 3.8 points higher
than the average fresh-
man score. The estimat-
ed knowledge gained in
the Ivy League was much
lower, with Ivy League
seniors scoring a trivial
0.1 percent higher than
their Ivy League fresh-
enrolled in the Ivy
League suffered a reduc-
tion in their knowledge,
with Ivy League minority
freshmen outscoring Ivy
League minority seniors
by 1.51 percent. At the
bottom of the civic-
knowledge gain rankings
are Cornell, Yale, Duke
and Princeton-four col-
leges that cost more than
$30,000 per year. And
not one college surveyed
can boast that its seniors
scored, on average, even
-a "C" in American civic
results include the fol-
Only 45.95 percent
of college seniors knew
that the line "We hold
these truths to be self-
evident, that all men are
created equal...' comes
from the Declaration of
Only 47.71 percent
knew Fort Sumter came
which came before
Only 61.42 percent
knew Abraham Lincoln
was elected sometime
between 1851 and 1875.
Only 42.77 percent
knew that the struggle
Andrew Johnson and the
The full results of
ISI's American civic lit-
eracy study can be
found at www.ameri-
where you can also take
the exam for yourself.
The holiday com-
memorating the birth-
date of the Reverend
Martin Luther King, Jr.
is observed on the third
Monday of January
each year, around the
time of King's birth-
day, January 15. King
was the chief
spokesman of the non-
violent civil rights
movement, which suc-
racial discrimination in
federal and state law.
King was bomn in 1929.
the 2008 MLK Day Parade, Jacksonville
2008 MLK Day Parade More photos on PR 4
Research Reveals American Colleges Teach
Minority Students Virtually Nothing about
America's History and Institutions
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BURGLARY -two police officers were dispatched to
the 200 block of May Street in reference to a burglary
of a business. Upon arrival, the police officers observed
a 63-year-old male (suspect) inside the fenced-in con-
struction trailer. The suspect was throwing something
out of the broken window, .it was a silver portable
stereo. The officers jumped the fence.and went to the
front of the construction trailer. The suspect was still
inside the trailer. The officers commanded the suspect
to come out and the suspect crawled out of the window.
The suspect was read his rights. He stated that he
crawled under the fence to get to the construction trail-
er. The suspect refused to say anything else about the
incident. It appeared the suspect broke the glass win-
dow on the construction trailer and crawled into the window. The suspect then threw the
item out the window. The police officer observed the portable stereo on the ground outside
the construction trailer and the broken window in front of the trailer. The suspect was arrest-
ed, and transported to jail, and charged with a felony.
POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED FIRE ARM-While on patrol, A JSO police officer
observed A vehicle traveling north in the 2900 block of N. Liberty St. The vehicle made a
left turn into a convenience store parking lot in the 3000 block of N. Liberty St. without
using a turn signal. The police officer also noticed the vehicle had no tag lights. The police
officer then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the parking lot. As the police officer
approached the vehicle, he discovered that neither the driver, or co-defendant, or the pas-
senger, (suspects), were wearing their seat belts. The
police officer then observed a "Remington UMC"
ammunition box under the suspect's left leg. The officer
then called for assistance, at which time two other police
officers arrived. The officer removed the suspect from
the vehicle, and he told the officer there was a gun under
the seat. The co-defendant was then removed from the
vehicle, and detained because he did not have a con-
I Icealed weapon permit. One of the assisting officers
S retrieved two firearms, and a box of ammunition from
under the driver's seat. One of the guns was fully loaded,
with a round in the chamber. The co-defendant and sus-
pect told the police officer that fire arm #1 and #2 does
not belong to them and they do not know how they got under their seats, and that they keep
them for protection. The suspect and. co-defendant was post-miranda, arrested, transported
to jail, and charged with a felony.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING MAD-DOG 20/20 WINE-A police officer responded to a
burglary call in the 2800 block of Phillips Highway to a locked storage shed where mer-
chandise was stored. Upon arrival, a witness told the police officer that he observed a 36-
year-old male (suspect) brake into the business and take a large amount soft drinks, bottled
water, and M/D 20/20 wine. The witness told the police officer that he would be willing to
testify against the suspect. The suspect was observed walking down the street next to motel
with a shopping cart full of beer, water, wine, sodas, and cigarettes. The suspect was trying
to sell the items to numerous people. The police officer observed the suspect walking in the
parking lot of the motel in the 2400 block of Phillips Hwy. The suspect was taken into cus-
tody and advised of his Miranda rights. When questioned about the offense, the suspect
denied being involved in the burglary. The listed witness told the police officer that he
ported to a pre-trial detention facility, pending a
POSSESSION OF CONTROL SUBSTANCE-A
police officer was dispatched to the 200 block of St.
Avenue South in reference to a possible drug activity,
Upon arrival, police officer made contact with a 30
year old female (suspect), who was a passenger in a
vehicle parked in the driveway. During his contact
with the suspect, he asked if she had any drugs and
weapons on her and she replied, "no". The police offi-
cer then asked the suspect if she mind having her
purse searched and she replied, "no, go ahead". A
search of the suspect's purse revealed a marijuana cig-
arette. When the suspect observed the officer removing the marijuana cigarette from her
purse, she stated, "oh well, I smoke weed." The suspect was arrested for possession of mar-
ijuana less than 20 grams, transported to jail, and charged with a misdemeanor. The mari-
uana was placed in the property room for evidence.
CASHING WORTHLESS CHECKS a JSO police officer, while on patrol, conducted a
traffic stop for unlawful speed on a 30-year-old female driver (suspect), vehicle in the
13700 block of Atlantic Blvd. a subsequent warrant check on the suspect revealed an out-
standing warrant for a worthless check of a $150.00. ECO Durham confirmed the warrant
with Jacksonville Sheriffs Office. The police officer placed the suspect under arrest for the
outstanding warrant. The suspect's vehicle was towed. The suspect was arrested, transport-
ed to jail, and charged with a misdemeanor for passing bad checks.
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON- a police officer was dispatched to the 7500
block of 103rd St. in reference to an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, police officer met
with a 39 year old female (victim #1), who said that a 49 year old male (suspect) approached
her as she exited her vehicle at the video store. She told the police officer that the suspect
asked her if she had seen a set of keys. She replied, "no," and continued walking towards
the store. The suspect then asked victim #1 if she could let him borrow fifty cents to use the
pay phone. She replied, "no," and continued walking towards the store. Victim #2 then exit-
ed the vehicle and asked the suspect to leave victim #1 alone. The suspect and victim #2
then got into a confrontation in the parking lot. The suspect told victim #2 the he would be
back. The suspect left the scene on a bicycle and returned to the store in about one minute
with a brown handle gun in his front waist. The suspect opened the door of the business and
told victim #2, "come outside, I'm back, I'm gonna kill you". Victim #1 walked outside the
store and asked the suspect to leave them alone. The suspect then pulled out a revolver and
said, "I'm gonna kill that nig_ _". The suspect waved the gun in victim's #2 face and con-
tinued yelling, "I'm gonna kill you nig_ _". The victims felt threatened when they saw the
gun, and thought the suspect was going to shoot them. Another witness, that wants to
remain anonymous, saw the suspect with the gun as he placed it in a wooded area behind
the store. A search for the gun in the area yielded negative results. The victims and the wit-
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Super Bowl 42 -Year 2008, first black referee. Mike
Carey will make Super Bowl history February 3rd in
Glendale, AZ. when the Patriots and Giants play for the
Carey, in his 18th year as an official, was notified by
the NFL office this week that he had the assignment for
the February 3rd game in Glendale, AZ., but the NFL
will not officially announce the assignments until the
week of the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl officials are chosen on merit, with the
highest ranked at each position getting the assignment.
Carey, who runs a skiing accessories company, has been among the NFL's top crew
chiefs for ten years and has been a Super Bowl alternate, but has never been the ref-
Black officials have been increasing in numbers over the years. This season there
were 26 on the 17 crews, a single-season high.
Blacks also have been well-represented in the Super Bowl at other officiating
spots. Among them was Burl Toler, a former player who worked several early games.
This may not seem particularly significant, but O'Ree was '
different from every other NHL player who had come before him during the league's
first 50 years. He was black, and there wouldn't be another black in the NHL for 25
Hockey was about 10 years late when it came to integration. All the other profes-
sional sports, including tennis, bowling, golf, baseball, football, and boxing were
racially integrated by 1950. Hockey was the holdout. It was the whitest sport. There
were no black players, coaches, team owners, or sportswriters.
O'Ree played successfully in the minors until the mid-1970s, and he won numer-
ous scoring titles. To this day, he is regarded as a footnote in the world of sport. The
hockey encyclopedias give him only passing reference, if any at all.
Willie was known mostly for his speed. His coach in Boston, Milt Schmidt, said
that Willie "was one of the fastest skaters in the NHL."
On January 17, 1998, during ceremonies before the NHL All-Star game, the NHL
honored Willie O'Ree for his pioneering efforts and named him the director of youth
hockey development for the NHL/USA Hockey diversity task force. He will travel
all over North America helping to establish programs.
"We're going to reach out and get into the neighborhoods where these ethnic kids
and families live," Willie said. "Our job is to help these kids along, help them with
their skills, hockey skills and other life skills, to make sure they're heading in the
right direction. Hopefully I can make a difference, and we'll see more minority play-
ers get into the NHL."
Tony Dungy Staying
First Black coach to win Super Bowl won't retire. The
first Black coach to win a Super Bowl says he'll try for
one more. Indianapolis Colts' team strategist Tony
Dungy will return to the Colts for a seventh season,
instead of retiring. Dungy led the Colts to victory over
the New England Patriots in the NFL's big game last
year. He had contemplated retiring for the past three
seasons. "It was a family decision," Dungy says.
"We're on board, and we look forward to '08, look for-
ward to putting together a winner."
Major League baseball's top home run hitter has
asked a federal judge to throw out perjury charges
stemming from his 2003 testimony that he never
used steroids. Barry Bonds' lawyers called the feder-
al indictment against him "scattershot" and "inart-
Siful." Bonds was charged in November with lying to
a grand jury about his use of performance-enhancing
drugs, though the former San Francisco Giants play-
er neither admits nor denies doping in the motion for
dismissal filed in a San Francisco federal court.
Bonds' lawyers argue that "the questions posed to him by two different prosecu-
tors were frequently imprecise, redundant, overlapping and frequently com-
pound." U.S. District Judge Susan Illston will consider whether to throw out the
case or order prosecutors to streamline the indictment, which cites 19 different
instances of Bonds' alleged ly~g.
Local Girl Becoming "HUMBLE" Living Legend
JU's Ashley Williams poised to leave lasting mark on women's basketball pro-
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -The name Artis Gilmore
has become synonymous with Jacksonville
University basketball no matter where you go.
The silent giant put a small private school on the
men's basketball national scene during the early
1970's, just as quickly as Jed Clampett moved his
family to Beverly Hills with a single shot of his rifle.
Several decades later, the lore and legend attrib-
uted to Gilmore so long ago has been reborn within
the historic walls of Swisher Gymnasium in 2008.
The difference now is that the legend has transcend- -Although she doesn't like the atten-
ed to another gender on a program without a storied tion, senior forward Ashley Williams
past will end her career with as much effect
Enter Ashley Williams. A lanky post player from on the JU w omen's basketball ro-
gramn as Artis Gilmore did for the men
Jacksonville, Fla., Williams wouldn't be the first per- m the late sixties and early seventies.
son chosen for a pick-up game in the school yard due
to her less than imposing 5-foot-11 stature (although she'll say she's more like 5-foot-9,
if you ask her). You can fill in the cliche of your choice as you continue but, truth be told,
the numbers don't lie.
In just two and a half seasons, Williams has claimed so many "firsts" in the brief his-
tory of the JU women's basketball program (which began play in 1999) that it practical-
ly reads like a scroll: Two-time first team all-Atlantic Sun Conference, A-Sun preseason
all-conference and A-Sun Preseason "Player of the Year"; JU single-season records -
points in a season (509), field goals made (197) and field-goal percentage (.562); JU
career records points (1,275) and blocks (109) with field-goal percentage, steals and free
throws made well within reach.
"I never pay attention to where I'm at in the record books," Williams said. "I knew I
was close to breaking 1,000 points but I didn't know I was about to break the school
record until my family mentioned it to me. I don't calculate my stats so I never know what
kind of records I break unless someone says something to me or I read it on the internet."
Along with her individual achievements, the team success enjoyed by the Dolphins
this season has drawn comparisons to the greatest men's team in JU history, 1969-70,
which was led by Gilmore. Both squads have rewrote the history books, enjoyed nation-
al recognition and viewed as the "foundation" that future generations reflect upon.
JU currently sits atop the conference standings with a 14-3 overall record and a 4-0
mark in A-Sun play (each program records). The Dolphins own the second-longest home
winning streak in the nation (17 games) and is in the midst of an eight-game winning
streak which garnered the program its first vote in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Top 25
Poll on Jan. 8.
Williams says the team set lofty goals prior to the start of the season, based upon the
continued success of the program eachyear, but the results to this point are far beyond
"We thought we had a good chance to run the table in conference play but we never
expected to receive votes in the national polls," Williams said. "We are just trying to take
one step at a time with the goals we've set for the year and if we attain them, we will be
in the NCAA Tournament at the end of the season. It's something every player wants and
we have a good chance to make that happen this year."
But through all of the awards, stats, records and ceremonies, Williams is the most
reluctant star you will find. Instead of sitting down for an interview to talk about herself,
she prefers to have her "humble pie," shrug her shoulders and stare at the floor with a shy
"I just don't like to talk about myself like that," Williams said as she shifts in her chair
and pulls the hood back on her sweater. "I prefer to go out on the court and just play."
Those playing days began for Williams on AAU teams when she was 11 years old.
Several people thought she should stop playing softball because of her height and she was
eventually signed up. Reluctant at first, Williams started to enjoy the traveling and inter-
acting with her teammates as her skills began to develop. In her early years at Wolfson
High School, she began to realize that basketball could be something that could continue
After completing her senior season at Arlington Country Day High School, Williams
was recruited by Florida A&M, North Florida, JU and Charlotte but eventually ended up
at North Florida Community College in the end.
"I thought I was going to end up at Florida A&M butnothing came from it and jun-
ior college was the only option I had left," said Williams. "I had spoken to JU initially,
but Coach (Jill) Dunn was just entering her first season as the new coach so we never
made the connection."
It didn't take long for the Dolphins to notice what was growing in their back yard as
Williams led all Florida jucos in scoring and earned team MVP honors with an average
of 22 points and 10 rebounds per contest. The fact that she wanted to stay close to home
also bode well for JU as well.
"We were very fortunate to get Ashley," Dunn said. "She was eligible to come out of
North Florida after her freshmen year and we were one of the few schools who knew that.
Also, I think a lot of other coaches backed off of Ashley because of her size. People are
looking for much bigger post players, but obviously her size hasn't slowed her down,at
"I knew Ashley had potential when we were recruiting her, but I also knew she was
no where near the player she could become if she would continue to work on her game.
She had all the tools and we just needed to fine tune them and sharpen them up."
So how does an undersized, skinny post player become such a dominating force? In
simple terms, Williams possesses an abundance of athleticism mixed with natural
instincts. Like a gazelle on the open plains, she can outrun other posts on the break and
beat her defenders to the blocks. Once she gathers the pass in the post with her soft, stur-
dy hands, she naturally turns her elbows into her defender to create enough separation to
shoot over her opponent. With her quickness and leaping ability (three feet off the floor
when she shoots), she is able to fade up and away or slither past the defense to take
advantage of her soft shooting touch. By adding an up-and-under move and 3-point range
in college with her excellent free throw shooting, she is a difficult player for opponents
to focus on defensively.
"Ashley knows how to score," said Dunn. "Some players just have a knack for scor-
ing and she is one of them. She has a lot of different ways to beat you, but she under-
stands the game very well and is extremely smart on the court. She doesn't force bad shots
if she is doubled and tripled team and will find her open teammate."
Defensively, Williams is just as terrorizing for opposing head coaches because of her
quickness and smarts. An unorthodox shot blocker, she prefers to trail her assignment in
the paint in order to rip the ball away from behind as the player attempts to shoot at the
basket. Her instinct in the passing lanes, fast reflexes, and her ability to maneuver quick-
ly in the post creates many opportunities for steals.
"I've never really had anyone coach me until I got to JU," Williams said when asked
where she picked up her post moves. "I always played against bigger players when I was
younger so I got used to finding ways to score. My teammates always tell me that I hit
them with my elbows when I make a move but I really don't know that I'm doing it. On
defense, I just think it's easier to block a shot from behind than being in front."
Now that the raw ability is developed, there have been discussions among friends,
family members and fans about how far her career can go. An opportunity to make it in
the WNBA or continuing her career overseas could be options but Williams will take the
same approach she has always made when dealing with the sport.
"If an opportunity presents itself for me to continue my career, then I'll pursue it, but
it's not something I worry about," said Williams. "If the opportunity isn't there, then I'll
be done with basketball and find a career. I enjoy the competition during games and being
around my teammates but basketball is not something that I need to do."
Whatever she decides, the records, accolades and team achievements will finalize as
her career comes to an end in March. But the mystique surrounding her accomplishments
and the impact she has had on the program will continue to linger long after she hangs up
"The two words that I would use to describe Ashley's three years at JU are consisten-
cy and dominance," said Dunn. "She will leave JU with her name in almost every record
book in just three years of play. She has been a huge part of our program since she
stepped on campus her sophomore year, but years from now she will be a name many will
not forget when they talk about JU women's basketball. That is the impact she has had on
this program a.id a huge reason why we have ben successful as a team."1 t
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1 bedrooms from $515
2 bedrooms from $585
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BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Rock Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now $4100. 25x40
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Week of January 21, 2008
Florida Farm Bureau
PO Box 147030
Gainesville, FL 32614-7030
As the state's largest agricultural
organization, Florida Farm
Bureau speaks for all of agricul-
ture and you can count on the
Farm Bureau team to get results!
The Stormwater Advisory Committee (SWAC) invites
you to learn about the proposed plan for the billing,
collection and use of the new stormwater fee and to
All meetings start at 6:30 p.m.
District 10 Monday, January 28, 2008
Raines High School, 3663 Raines Ave., 32209
District 3 Monday, February 4, 2008
Alimacani Elem., 2051 S. San Pablo Rd., 32224
District 12 Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Crystal Springs Elem., 1200 Hammond Blvd., 32221
District 7 Thursday, February 7, 2008
Jackson High School, 3816.N. Main St., 32206
Meetings are being held in other districts throughout February
and March. Visit www.iaxswac.com or call 630-CITY (2489).
fo rta e* donation is tax deductible.
Brifd Pick-uip is free,
thA We take care of all the paperwork.
Florida Tractor Auction
9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15: Florida Flywheelers
Grounds, Fort Meade, FL. Consignment auction
of rare and collectible antique tractors, parts and
implements from all manufacturers.
Still consigning: Call today!
Auctioneer: Dennis Polk & Associates
For a complete listing:
For more information: Jeff McManus at Heartland
Auctions (309)791-1450; Jmcmanus2(5~winco.net
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JACKSONVILLE'S LONG-TIME FRIEND
1522 W 30th
Offered For SIO2,900
* 4 Bedrooms
2 Full Baths
* Mature Landscaping
SRoyal Terrace Subdiv
* Traditional Style
* Concrete. Block Const
* 1888 SqFt
* Central Cooling A/C
One Owner Home, Situated On A Large. Lat. Detached Two Car Garage. Property Has
Pecan Tree And Other Plants.
102 Coquina Ct-Ponte Vedra Beach
Offered For $279,000
* 2 Full Baths
* Gated Community
* Oakbridge Subdiv
* One Story Style
* Sawgrass Players Club
* 1421 SqFt
* Central Cooling A/C
Lovely 2 BR/BA Home With Beautifully Updated Kitchen W/ Granite Countertops, Cherry Cabinets and
Stainless Appliances, Hardwood Floors In Kitchen, LRIDR, Double Sided Fireplace. Great Cul-De-Sac
Location. It Is Move-In-Ready!
For more information and/or a private showing call:
Betty Asque Davis
Watson Realty Corp
615 Highway AIA .
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Office: 904 285-6300
Office Fax: 904 285-5330
Office: 904 473-1502
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