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Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
The Florida Star Pub. Co.,
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville Fla
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:


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newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )


Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981-

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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Harold Martin and Henrietta Ag ei% were arrest-
ed on charges that they abused disabled residents oft
a Gainesville group home. Martin and Agyei \were:
both employed as staff members at Eletationsi
Group Home. A witness reported seeing Martin, 51.
grab a disabled resident by the neck and throw then
resident into a wall. Another witness reported see-
ing Agyei, 49, batter a disabled adult with a belt.
Martin and Agyei are both from Gaines\ ille. have
been charged with a third-degree felony punishable"

by five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. They will be prosecuted by the State"
Attorney's Office.
Sex Offender Attempted to Abduct Teen
Charles.Kelly is a registered sex offender, had been just rid-
ing around the Northwest Jacksonville neighborhood. After
parking, according to records, a 17-year-old female passing!
when the suspect reached over and tried to pull her into the
S According to records, the girl saw him exposing himself and
Slicking his lips. She ran away from hun went home and called
Charles Kelly, sus- 911. The incident occurred on Wednesday and Kelly was
pect arrested He has been arrested several times for sexual battery.
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Honor Thy Fathers: No Gift Wrapping,

Just Love FREE Concert by World
Famous Classical Ensemble


Jacksonville's Army Specialist Returned
from Iraa. Laid to Rest

Jacksonville is fortunate to have the nation's only all-black classical music ensem-
ble as a part of its city. In an effort to show their appreciation, the Ritz Chamber
Players will perform for the community, in honor of Father's Day and Black Music
Month, free at the Times Union Center, Jacoby Symphony Hall at 4:00 on Sunday
afternoon. You don't need to pick up tickets, just go to the Hall, get your seating and
enjoy some of the world's greatest music and musicians.

Sheriff Blocks Foreclosures

Philadelphia Sheriff John Green, with 37 years in law
enforcement made a decision that he will not enforce
the law and put people out of their homes because they
have been unable to keep their mortgage payments cur-
rent because of the economy and the number of mort-
gage companies that did not work with the consumers
in getting the loans with the home buyers in mind. He
feel it is his duty to help the home owners avoid fore-
closure. The judge and the lenders feels he is shirking
his duty but homeowners calls on his office daily for
help in saving their homes. He said the best he can do
is provide time for a solution to develop that will help.

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Army Spc. Quincy Green
two daughters.

Travel Center Now Open
The Travel Plaza in Kingsland and St. Marys, Georgia
at exits one and six, were ordered closed in February
after it was discovered that the pumps were not provid-,
ing the amount of gas the pumps were reading.
An investigation is still being .held but in the mean-
time, both centers have been sold and are no longer,
Cisco's. The stations opened this week under new
management and ownership.
While the former owners are being investigated, the
Chief Superior Court Judge ordered their assets frozen
until after the investigation has been completed and a
decision has been made on how cheated customers will
be compensated.

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Spc. Quincy Green is a graduate of Orange Park High
School. While serving in Iraq, he was killed by sniper
fire on Monday.
The Army calls his death, "a non-combat" incident and
is therefore investigating the matter. The 26-year-old
joined the Army in 2003. This was his first deployment
to Iraq. Green was a part of the ROTC whilq in school
and was considered a male who always knew he wanted
to serve. His father is retired from the U.S. Navy.
Many lined the base streets to honor Green, who served
as a chaplain's assistant. He is survived by his wife and

News Briefs
Florida Senator/Congresspersons
Endorses Obama
After Hillary, Clinton announced her decision to get
out of the presidential race, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
and three Florida Congressmen, Corrine Brown,
Kendrick Meek and Debbie Wasserman Schultz also
endorsed Senator Obama for President.
Bonus Pay Cut for Duval Teachers
About 400 teachers in Duval County will no
longer receive the annual bonus pay for being
board certified because of budget cuts.



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Imagine a bullet fired
from a semiautomatic pis-
tol, moving through the
night darkness faster than
the speed of sound-more
than 1,200 feet per second
or four football fields end
to end. Now imagine that
bullet slamming into the
body of a child like a
brick through a picture
window. Hold that image
in your mind as you con-
sider some of the leads of
recent news articles of
child firearm victims:
Chicago, May 3 -Cortney
Rogers, Jr., 5, accidental-
ly shot himself in the head
with a .45-caliber
revolver in his family's
apartment. Bronx, April
26 An 18-month-old boy
was shot when a gun that
two men were playing
with went off. Grand
Rapids, April 17 While
eight-year-old Rogelio
Villarreal was having a
bedtime snack in his
home, gunshots rang out,
and he was shot in the
forearm. Durham, April
15 A nine-year-old boy
was shot in the face while
standing in his front yard.
Long Island, April 14 -
Jeffrey Langhorn, 11, was
shot in the kitchen of his

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home when three bullets
were fired frorh outside.
News stories like these
should move us to ask
ourselves, "Is any child in
America safe from gun
According to the
Children's Defense Fund's
2008 report, Protect
Children, Not Guns,
released this month, the
most recent data from the
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
reveal that 3,006 children
and teens were killed by
firearms in 2005, the first
increase in deaths from
gun violence of young
people under the age of 20
since 1994. The 2005 data
also mark the first
increase in such deaths
since Congress allowed
the assault weapons ban
to expire in 2004. Since
that time, Congress has
passed no new laws to
protect children and teens
from gun violence or to
make it harder for guns to
fall into the wrong hands.
The CDF report reveals
that eight children and
teens are killed by a
firearm each day. Of the
3,006 killed in 2005,
1,624 were White, 1,271
were Black, 614 were
Latino, 60 were Asian or
Pacific Islander and 51
were American Indian or
Alaska Native. Overall,
1,972 were homicide vic-
tims. In. 2005, 69
preschoolers were killed
by firearms compared to
53 law enforcement offi-
cers killed in the line of
duty. The firearm death
rate for Black males ages
15 to 19 is more than four

Gun Report Shows Increase of Child and
Teen Deaths
by Marian Wright Edelman
President of the Children's Defense Fund

times that of comparable
White males. In .2005,
there were ,more than
eight times as many sui-
cides by guns among
White children and teens
as among Black children
and teens. Since 1979,
gun violence has ended
the lives of 104,419 chil-
dren and teens in
America. And more than
five times as many have
been injured.
Shooting deaths of
young people sometimes
occur as a mass slaughter.
In April, we marked the
first anniversary of, the
horrendous shootings at
Virginia Tech University
where 32 students and
professors were gunned
down by a mentally
deranged student. And the
multiple shootings at
Northern Illinois
University this February
are still fresh in our
It is imperative that pol-
icy makers at every level
of government work to
adopt policies that limit
the number of guns in our
communities and regulate
who can obtain firearms.
The U.S. Supreme Court
is currently preparing to
issue its ruling on the
District of Columbia v.
Heller case, which will
decide whether to uphold
or strike down
Washington, D.C.'s ban
on handguns enacted in
1976. At a time when the
danger of gun violence to
young people is so evi-
dent, we hope the Court
will send a clear message
to the nation that commu-
nities have the right to
enact gun control laws
designed to protect public
safety. In January, CDF
joined four other national
organizations in 'filing an
amici curiae brief with the

Court stating that we
believe "the absence of
handguns from children's
homes and communities
is the most reliable and
effective method to pre-
vent firearms-related
injuries to children and
Whatever rights the
Constitution does or does
not convey, it is clear that
the accessibility of hand-
guns dramatically
increases the chances of
injury and death among
children and youth. With
more than 200 million
firearms in the United
States, including more
than 65 million handguns,
the mathematical chances
of a child being a victim
of gun violence are fright-
ening. We must take stock
of this deadly arithmetic
and take action now. I
applaud key Mayors who
are standing up for sensi-
ble gun control measures.
Everyone must support
common sense gun safety
measures, including
removing guns from their
homes. We must stress
nonviolent values and
conflict resolution in all
aspects of life. Refuse to
buy or use products for
children and teens that
glamorize violence. Raise
awareness of child and
teen gun deaths and
injuries. Provide children
and teens positive alterna-
tives to the streets where
they can feel safe and pro-
tected. The actions we
take on these measures
will go a long way toward
making children and our
communities safer today
and in the future.
Learn more about
CDF's new report at

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SFaith In Our Community'
Si Schedule of Events and Services

To The Late

Rev. Larry Barton
1953 2006
Shane, silent memories keep
you near as time unfolds
another year Gone are the
days we used to share, but in
our hearts you're always
there. Never more than
a thought away, quietly
remembered everyday.
We Love and Miss You!
,The Family

CHURCH The Rev. Dr.
Marvin C. Zanders, II and
the Saint Paul African
Methodist Episcopal
Church Family invite the
public, friends and com-
munity to share in their
Mortgage Burning
Celebration. The celebra-
tion is slated to take place
June 8-15, 2008. The offi-
cial "Burining" will, take
place on Saturday, June
14th. The Right Rev.
McKinley Young, presiding
Prelate of the AME Church,
Eleventh Episcopal District,
will officiate. The service

will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saint Paul is located at 6910 New
Kings Rd. Please contact the church at 764-2755 for trans-
portation and further information.
690 West 20th St., Jacksonville, with Pastor James W.
Henry is having their Vacation Bible School beginning
Sunday, June 8th at 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.; Monday,
June 9th through Friday, June 13th from 6:00 p.m. until
9:00 p.m. A grand time of Bible Study, crafts, music,
physical fitness and games have been scheduled for all.
will be held Saturday, June 14th. There will be food,
games and treasures to purchase for all ages.
Saturday, June 14th, at 7:30 p.m. Celebrating Elder
James Wilie Baker's 33rd Pastoral Anniversary, to
be held at the Willie Galmore Center, 399 S. Ribria St.,
St. Augusting, FL. Featuring The Mighty Sons of
Solomon, from Daytona Beach.Donations are $10 at
the door. Also join us in our FATHER'S DAY SERV-
ICE, Sunday, June 15th at 3 p.m.Guest Speaker: Apostle
Julius Leon Baker, a radio host, prophet, teacher and
dynamic man of God, to be held at St. Luke Alpha &
Omega Pentecostal Church, 19 Spring St., Saint
Augustine, FL where Elder James Willie Baker is Pastor.
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com

Bishop Paul S. Morton
Presents Pastor Debra Morton
With the CD Release of "My
Better Half"'
SThe album serves as a testimony to her life
and the ministry

Nashville, TN-- Following the release
of his highly successful albums Still Standing and Embracing The Next
Dimension, Bishop Paul S. Morton Presents PASTOR DEBRA B. MOR-
TON: MY BETTER HALF. The dynamic project, set to release June 10,
2008 (Tehillah Music Group /Light Records), showcases the powerful
music and message of Bishop Paul S. Morton's talented wife, Pastor
Debra B. Morton and the Daughters of the Promise Mass Choir. Packed
with uplifting performances of songs such as "Victory In Praise"sand
"Where There's A Will There's A Way" as well as anointed exhortations
by Evangelist Sandra Riley, Beverly Crawford, Dr. Aretha Wilson, Pastor
Nancy Wilson, and Pastor Debra B. Morton, MY BETTER HALF will
inspire listeners with its message of hope, perseverance, and unrelenting
Pastor Debra Morton (affectionately referred to as "Co") is the epit-
ome of what every woman aspires to be. She gracefully balances the
roles of wife, mother, grandmother, Pastor, entrepreneur, daughter, men-
tor, and friend with great finesse. Since the beginning of her ministerial
work, Pastor Morton has continued to empower women starting with
being one of the first female elders to preach in the Baptist pulpit.
Alongside her husband, Pastor Morton diligently serves Greater St.
Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church- one of the largest congregations in
New Orleans-where she has most recently been installed as the Senior
Pastor while also serving as Co-Pastor for Changing a Generation Full
Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta, under the ministry hand of Bishop Paul
S. Morton.
She has dedicated her life to .making the world an easier place and
truly exhibits the essence of being the 'better half', not just to her hus-
band and family, but to the millions of
people around the world that she contin-
ues to counsel. Her sincerity and self-
sacrificing compassion for others exhibit
her ultimate belief that one must "seek
ye first the kingdom of God and his
righteousness and all these things shall
be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33).
For more information about Pastor
Debra Morton please visit,
www.debramorton.org. Press inquiries
and product review requests should be
directed to Kia Jarmon, kjar-
mon@lightrecdords.com, 615.277.1855.

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Church Directory in
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Yasmine Gillum and Earlisha Jones...who
tragically lost their lives in a house fire
eight years ago, June 18,2000. We Love
and miss you with every beat of our
hearts. Daddy, Mommy and The
Little Angels -When God calls little
children to dwell with Him above,
we mortals sometime question the
wisdom ofHis love. For no heartache
ds compares with the death of one small
..r child, who does so much to make outr
world seem wonderful and mild. Perhaps
God tires of calling the aged to his fold, so He
picks a rosebud before it can grow old. God knows how much we need
them and so He takes but few to make the land of Heaven more beauti-
ful to view Believing this is difficult still somehow we must try, the sad-
dest word mankind knows will always be "good bve." So when a little
child departs, we who are left behind, must realize God loves children,
Angels are haid to find.
Marvin Green and the Steward Board of New St. James
A.M.E. Church will present "Women of Gospel." Ms.
Doris Mack Bess, Bessie Brown and Ruth Grant will be
singing songs from her latest CD on Sunday, June 22nd
at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church located at
2128 Forest St, Jacksonville, FL.
Marva Salary, of True Way Church will be present-
ed in a mini-qoncert prior to the concert.
Dan Gibbs and Elouise Saunders will MC this great
Green will honor several individuals following the
event, including: Mrs. Juanita Wyatt, Padrica Mendez,
Eula Thornton, Natash S. McCoy, Myrtle Barton, Rev.
Eugene Flagg, Rev. S.L. Badger, Mary Raunell, Nettie
Flagg, Councilwomen E. Denise Lee, Lula McBride,
Elizabeth Hunter, Albert Harris, Verna W. Ford, Janie
Jenkins, along with others.
The public is cordially invited to support this event.


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Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all
comfort: Deal graciously, we pray theewith
those who mourn, that casting every care on thee,
they mhay know the consolation of thy love,
through Jesus Christ our LORD.


BARNEY, Thomas, Jr.,
died June 7, 2008.
BUTLER, Bessie, 88,
died June 4, 2008.
Mamie, died June 7,
2008. Alphonso West
ELLIS, Ms. Velma, 53,
died June 10, 2008.
DEVOE, Dorothy, died
June 5, 2008.
GILMORE, Ms. Ivie Y.,
59, died June 3, 2008.
GREEN, Spec. Quincy
J., died June 2, 2008.
HARDY, Gloria B., died
June 4, 2008. Alphonso
West Mortuary.
JOHNSON, Claude,
died June 7, 2008.
JORDAN, Versa M.,
died June 8, 2008:
KIMBLE, Antoine, died
June 9, 2008.
LeDEC, John R., died
June 8, 2008.
LOMAS, Walter, died
May 31, 2008.
MILLER, Joshua, 19,

died June 4, 2008.
MURRAY, Melvin, died
June 4, 2008.
REEDER, Angelo, died
June 8, 2008.
REPOFF, George, died
June 3, 2008.
SAMPSON, Eloyce R.,
died June 4, 2008.
Alphonso West
SCUDERI, Lenora I.,
died June 6, 2008.
SHIFFLER, Steven, 55,
died June 10, 2008.
SMITH, Evelyn W., died
June 2, 2008.
SYKES, Gilbert, died
June 4, 2008.
TAYLOR, Charles, 60,
died June 8, 2008.
TUKES, Allen, III., 34,
died June 1, 2008.
WAITER, Alice M., died
June 5, 2008. Alphonso
West Mortuary.
WALKER, Nellie S.,
105, died June 6, 2008.
died June 8, 2008.

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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary).................................... 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday Prayer Meeting.............. ........ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church

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

"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 .
M morning W worship ................................................................................ 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday ........................... ....................................... Joy Night,7:00 p-m .
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

"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.

(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520

4578 Saint Johns Avenue
Jacksonville, TX 32210'
(904) 388-7800
~ Order of Services ~
SUNDAY SCHOOL----- --------10:00 a.m.
MORNING WORSHIP - - --- 11:00 a.m.
BIBLE STUDY TUESDAY ---- - 7:30 p.m:
All Are Welcome
Pastor Elder John H. Green, Sr.
Psalm 46:1

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....i0:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer...........................................1....12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities


,Clara McLaughlin

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Something Happening

On The First Coast

It was High Tea this past Sunday at the Cummer Museum of Art
and Gardens when Sam 'Host of all Hosts' Hall hosted the lovely
afternoon tea party. As I reported in an earlier column, "High Tea in the
United States refers to afternoon tea or a very formal tea party. The tea .
party is given in this country for special occasions to honor a very spe-
cial person. For such a formal occasion ladies wear good afternoon..
dresses or suits and gentlemen wear business suits. Afternoon tea can
also be an informal gathering of friends." Ladies usually don lovely
chapeaus (hats) with gloves for the occasion:
Sam Hall is known for his lovely Christmas parties and so it was
no surprise that Sunday's afternoon event would be grand. There was High Tea Host Sam Hall, the James Burtses and Dressed for High Tea: Mesdames Gretchen Deters-Smith, Patricia
all of the tea party fare: Finger sandwiches of cream cheese, cucumber Howard Taylor. Dressed for High Tea: Mesdames Gretchen Detersh mith, Patricia
Hill Mitchell, Martha Wilmering, Anne McIntosh, Madeline Scales-
and pimento cheese, bite size sweets and of course tea, very elegantly Taylor, Gail Cole Mathis and Betty Asque Davis with Host Sam Hall.
served. The young musicians from the Jacksonville Youth Symphony
performed superbly. And with Oday and Mrs. Mary Mickel taking
advantage of the lovely chamber music to dance, what more could you &' ,
ask for on a Sunday afternoon. Personally I loved the serenity of it all! .
Guests also took advantage of viewing the Douglas Anderson
School of the Arts St. Johns River visual exhibit while at the museum.
It is indeed lovely!A
When I wrote earlier, "We should do this much more often 'just ".
because', wouldn't you say?" Sam Hall did just that! Thanks Sam and '
Happy Birthday!

Youn Violinist from The Jacksonville Young Harpist of the Jacksonville
Youth Symphony performs and Sam Youth Symphony as she performs at
Dr. and Mrs. C.B. McIntosh. Hall's High Tea. the Sam Hill High Tea at the Cummer
Museum ofArts and Gardens.

Ms. Valerie Hammond, Ms. Roxanna Johnson, Host Sam Hall,
Artist MactruQue, and Mrs. JuCoby Pittman-Peele.

The Ed Mathises.
Mrs. Madeline Scales-Taylor (standing) with the Haynes and friends.

Dr. T R. Genetti, Howard Taylor with Dr. and Mrs. Bruce

r- t f At High Tea there were Dap and Delonair Gentlemen joining
.the lovely ladies: Dr. Orrin Mitchell, Sam Hall, Phillip Mobley,
J. Carl Davis, Sr. and Howard Taylor.

With lovely music The Mickels danced beautifully!

State Representative Terry Field, a Lovely Lady Guest and
Sam Hall.


The Fellowship Hall of the Second Baptist
Missionary Baptist Church was the setting for the
Church's 2008 Graduation Recognition Banquet.
The recognition event chaired by Charles T.
Maxwell honored students graduating from:
Kindergarten to first grade (Jabari Brown, Robert '
Cheives, Chavavious Dickens, Kareem Getzen,
Jaylan Fuller, Alexzandria Johnson, Nichodus
Mims, and Taylor Smith); elementary to middle Teaneah Grant Jordan Hadley
school (Kyazsha Davis, Amber Jacks, Autumn .
Page, Kylah Person, and Terri Wilson); middle to
highschool (Marcus Alexander, Ch.ristopher Kareem Getzen, Alexzandria Johnson, JaBari Brown, Jaylan
high school(MarcusAChristopher Fuller, Taylor Smith, Robert Cheives and Chavarious Dickens.
Houston, Diamond Jones, Briana Macke3,
Horace Robertson, Dorian Sullivan, and Vanessa
Young; and graduating seniors (Teneah Grant,
Jordan, Nasha King, Brittany Lumpkins, Venus
Mitchell, and Andre Sullivan).
The Kindergarten graduates recei\ edl
Certificates, Elementary graduates received Story
Books, and Middle School graduates received.tro-
phies and dictionaries, with the Graduating Seniors
receiving Certificates, Bibles and Scholarship Funds.
Congratulations to All!!.
Andre Sullivan Nasha King Brittany Lumpkins Venus Catchele Howard-Mitchell

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Air Conditioning and Heating
Air conditioning and heating consume about half of all the
electricity you use.

* Set thermostat at 78' in summer,
68' in winter.
* Set thermostat on "auto."
* Changing your summer setting from
75 to 78 will save about 24 percent
in cooling costs!
* Set temperature 5 to. 10 warmer
when leaving home for more than
one hour in summer (or 5 to 10
cooler in winter).

* Change your heating and cooling system air filter every month.
A dirty air filter makes your system work harder, which uses
more energy.
* Run ceiling or table fans in addition
to air conditioning. Fans don't use
much energy, and can make you
feel 50 cooler.
* Turn off fans, lights and other
appliances when not in use.
* Close shades/blinds to keep heat
out in summer.
* Make sure your indoor heating/cooling
vents and returns aren't blocked.
* Keep the exterior portion of your heating and cooling unit
free of blockage and debris.
* Seal holes in walls where pipes and wires enter and
exit the home.
* Put weather stripping around doors and windows to seal gaps.
* Use R38 insulation in the attic.
* Have heating and cooling system checked annually to ensure
efficient operation.
Water Heater
Set water heater between 120' and
Turn water heater off when leaving
home for two or more days.

Consider adding an insulation jacket
to the hot water tank and insulating
the water pipes to retain heat in the
Turn circuit breaker switch off for
safety when adjusting water heater
temperature control.


* Wash full loads and use cold water..

* Clean your dryer lint trap after each load so air flows easily.
* Clean lint from inside your dryer exhaust line, and make sure
it's tightly connected and notkinked or compressed.

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Refrigerator and Stove
Keep refrigerator temperature on 40'
and freezer on F.

* Insert a dollar bill along the edge of
your open refrigerator and close the
door. If you can pull the dollar bill out
easily, you have a'loose seal.
* Tighten a loose rubber seal on your
refrigerator door with hot air from your
hair dryer-just run dryer all the way
around the seal.
* Keep your freezer as full as possible
to keep it cold and save energy:

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* Use your microwave instead of the stove whenever possible.
* Don't use your stove to heat your house.
CFLs cost less to use because they last
much longer than regular bulbs, use b.
less energy and don't give off heat.
* Change your five most-used
light bulbs to compact fluorescent
light bulbs (CFLs). CFLs are most
effective in fixtures that are on for
several hours at a time.
* Check the package to make sure
you are buying the right CFL for the
fixture, purpose, color and wattage you need.
* Always buy Energy Star-qualified CFLs.
Make sure the Pubber flapper in your
toilet tank forms a tight seal to keep
water from leaking into the bowl.
Leaks can add 50 percent or more to
your water bill.
Install a high-efficiency showerhead
(below 2 gallons per minute).
To test for a leak, put 3 drops of food
coloring in the toilet tank: If it shows
up in the bowl, you have a leak.
Don't put cleaning tablets in the toilet
tank-they can corrode the rubber
flapper and cause it to leak..

* Replace toilets manufactured before 1994 with water-efficient
* Letting water run while you are
washing your car can waste 150 i a
gallons of water, so use a shutoff agu El
hose nozzle or turn the water offa
when you're not using it. iuin,
* If you have a lawn irrigation system,
set it to water no more than twice
week from April through October, and
no more than once a week November
through March.
-* High-efficiency showerheads can use 50 percent less water.
* Change your irrigation systemrn control unit battery as directed
(every one to three years) to maintain settings after a power
Clean your rain sensor shutoff device annually.


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scenes Dennis is a native of
players Cincinnati and gradu-
ff-field ated from Howard
often University with a BA
onships. in Communications
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heat up She hosted BET's
iith the "Teen Summit" and
yed by was a cast member of
nis. She Damon Wayan's 'The
alluring Under ground"
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upset the She has done other TV
between shows as a guest star
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r Janey where she plays oppo-
eason of site Ben Stiller and
. as the Jason Schwartzman. It
rest of will come out this fall.
course it. When asked if she
tle tiff would date a pro ath-
nie and lete in real life, Dennis
together immediately laughs
me and and says, "Don't finish
people the question. No I am
hen they not interested. I'm not
did their interested at all in
wanted nobody who is tied to
t back any kind of fame and
t they glory. They are a
different whole different kind of
en to be beast or animal and
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a rela- state of mind in my
and in opinion and I couldn't
hale she deal with that."
that she Dennis sights an
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hanger episode I came on was
t season called 'The List'
;ure out episode where we were
oh with considered good girls
so long on a list that we were

Madonna have male
groupies but the over-
all sense is not the
same for women as it
is for men."
Dennis concludes
by saying, "It's so
deep-rooted in how we
(women) are reared
and how society views
the difference between
men and women. The
difference in pay
structures, the differ-
ences of who is sup-
posed to run the house-
hold and things like
that. Well our young
girls are reared into
feeling like a man jus-
tifies success which is
complete crap in my
eyes but I don't want
to get into women's
rights up in here!

pre-approved because
we had dated other
ball players. It's
bizarre and surreal
that people actually
live like that and that's
so far fetched from the
real world that I live in
so I'd like to keep it
that way."
What makes pro
athletes different from
actors, comedians,
rappers and singers?
Dennis points out,
"You know what; there
is definitely a hierar-
chy when it comes to
that mentality of supe-
riority. First the
actors; I want to say
their fan base and their
abilities to pull
groupies is completely
different from that of
musicians, completely
different from that of
ball players. I don't
know if it's the pay-
check or exposure. I
hear other actors
(male) say that. When
I worked on the show
with Damon Wayans
there were a lot of
comedians on the
show and we would
talk about these types
of things all the time
and they would say
'yo I could never get
the type of broads that
rappers can get.' It's
weird! Do these girls
go' to training to seek
out which sector they
want to pass off into?
As women, we don't
really experience that.
I'm sure people like
Janet Jackson or

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Kountree Boyz
Entertainment has two
artists out who are attracting
big -attention. First is
Australian R&B singer
uTanika Turner whose cur-
jrent single "It's Right
/Iere," is #8 on Billboard's
rBubbling Under R&B/Hip
Hop Singles chart and #3 on
Billboard's Hot Dance
Singles Sales chart. Their
second hit artist is Sean
Kristopher, a black Country
and Western singer/song-
writer from Texas.
Kristopher wrote and
recorded "Miss
Underwood, "the entry them
song for pio wrestler Trever
Murdoch which recently
debuted on WWE's "RAW."
Look for full features on
these artists in our up com-
ing columns. Many of you
have seen the blogs that
,allege that Queen Latifah is
going to marry her alleged
longtime gal pal/trainer
'Jeanette Jenkins now that
California's new gay mar-
riage laws are in full effect.
'Stay tuned!
Watch for the July
release of the debut album
"Seven Days" on 2 Dogs
Records from Florida rap-
pers Big Koon &

Hollywood. Together they
are the rap duo known as
"Certified." Their summer
release "Turn Off The
Lights," featuring Pleasure
P (formally of R&B group
Pretty Ricky) is heating up
the airwaves. I don't know
who is left out there buying
it, but the rock group
Voxhaul Broadcast is
releasing a 7" vinyl single
"How Ya Gonna Get To
Heaven "/"Doctor Doctor"
in July on Retone
Records/Fontana. Vocalist
Al B. Sure celebrated his
40th birthday with a packed
party at "R&B Live," a
weekly showcase for
unsigned talent that takes
place once a week at the
Cinespace Club in
Hollywood. Stevie Wonder
'is now on tour. Hopefully,
he'll swing by your neck of
the woods.
Rapper 50 Cent has a
new TV reality show that
will air on MTV called
"Mogul In The Making."
Like Donald Trump's "The
Apprentice," fiddy's show
will follow 16 contestants
who will be eliminated until
one is left. They will
demonstrate their business
skills toward making it in

corporate America. One
could question how fiddy is
able to judge professional
business skills when he him-
self has no college degree
and lacks a serious academic
background. Whereas sell-
ing dope and street hustling
smarts are survival tactics
which do run on the same
principals of corporate busi-
ness, they are not the skills
that provide a professional,
academic and ethical track
record to advance to the real
white collar business world.
Rapper T.L has reported-
.ly signed a three film deal
with Screen Gems Pictures.
His Grand Hustle
Entertainment Company
will produce. The Black
Hollywood Film Festival
had a very successful week-
long run. The event was
swarmed with fresh, up and
coming talented film mak-
ers. We will be hearing from
a few in a big way in a
minute. Those of you (stu-
dents and pros alike) who
are shooting your films now,
get ready for next year.
Hit me up at feedback-
Maat Hotep!

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Crime Stories Continued from A-1

Phony Doctor Caught
He was observed and recorded on tape, walking the halls of
Wolfson Children's Hospital but no one on staff recognized
him and finally concluded he was a "phony" doctor. With the
suspect being shown on television and in the local newspa-
pers, he was finally recognized and identified.
The suspect, Edward Smith, 48, was identified and reported.
Officers went to his residence and found several stolen items.
He has been arrested and charged with criminal use of person-
ki al identification aswell as petite theft charges and possession
Edward Smith, 48, of drug paraphernalia.

Arrest Made in Stabbing and Aggravated Battery Case
-Daniel Lee Williams, 43, has been arrested for aggravated bat-
tery and assault with a deadly weapon.
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office was called when a female was
i screaming for help, asking someone to please call 911 in the area of
the 1000 block of Puryear. When officer arrived.he found a female
attending to Ronald Taylor who was sitting in the bath tub in an
upright position. He was very bloody. It was learned through ques-
Daniel Lee tioning, that Williams and Taylor had an earlier argument.
Williams, 43,
suspect The officers were able to locate, from the very beginning, a butch-
er knife lying on the floor partially in the hallway from the living
Williams was not present when the officers arrived but did appear later where he
was questioned and arrested. Taylor was taken to the hospital.

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Forbes does an annual Celebrity 100 Power List. For the second year in a row,:
Oprah Winfrey has led the list as the most powerful celebrity. Their status is based
upon income and other assets.
As you can see, in the African American community, 19 were named in the list of
100. According to the issue, Winfrey made $275 million, making her the leader, and
Tiger Woods' income exceeded $115 million, placing him in the number two posi-
tion. One couple, Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z were also on the list, with her as
number 4 and he as number 7.

Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

2008 storm season holds significant risks for Floridians 50+
by AARP State President, Judy Thames

The 2008 hurricane season is about to start. Thankfully, we had two comparatively
quiet hurricane seasons in 2006 and 2007. We all needed a break after the night-
mares of 2004 and 2005. Eight named storms left more than $33 billion in damage.
Every silver lining contains a little, cloud. Some Floridians worry that their fellow
residents are becoming complacent again. After all, we're too busy to prepare, right?
Wrong. Mother Nature won't care about our busy schedules when she sends the next
major storm onto our shores. Sustained winds of 100 miles per hour can mess up
our day planners in a hurry. Getting ready for hurricane season must remain a pri-
ority. To ease this annual chore, AARP Florida has prepared a short list of useful tips
for Floridians 50-plus.

-Review your insurance policy.

-Defend your home against hurricane winds.

-Prepare hurricane evacuation and return kits.

-Evacuate-the smart way.

-Plan what to do with pets.

-Consider an electrical generator for emergency power

-Document your home and possessions.

-Recognize that while you cope very well in normal conditions, your health may suf-
fer if you lose air conditioning, fresh water, sewage service, elevator service or
other services. If you think you may need assistance after a storm, please register
with your local special needs shelter.

One important preparation, especially for Floridians 50+ with special health needs,
is to register with a special needs shelter. For information on how to register, or for
a broad range of other helpful information on hurricane preparedness, please go to
the Florida Department of Elder Affairs web site at
http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/english/disaster.html "This is an excellent web site
with a wealth of information," AARP Florida State Director Lori Parham said. For
information off the Web, please call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337).

For more information on how to carry out these and other tips, check out
http://www.aarp.org/states/fl/articles/florida_hurricane.html which will help you
stay safe this hurricane season.

President Ammons Honored

University (FAMU) President James H. Ammons,
was recently honored by the Tallahassee: Urban
League with the "Weathering the Storm Award"
for his continuous dedication to FAMU and
ensuring its success.
Ammons was the first person ever to be honored
with the award.
"Although my drive for a better FAMU is derived
from a sincere love for an institution, and not'
from the desire of recognition, I am grateful for
the Tallahassee Urban League's notice of my ded-
ication to FAMU," said Ammons.
The award is intended' to honor local religious
leaders, political figures, a family or an individual
that weathered a dangerous storm and survived to
tell their stories. FAMU President, Dr. James
"This is first time that this award has been initiated, Ammons
and we wanted to award Dr. Ammons because of a
strong comeback of university," said Rev. Ernest Ferrell, president and CEO of the
Tallahassee Urban League. "This was a very difficult challenge and storm, but under
his leadership they were able to turn the university back in the right direction."
Upon Ammons' arrival to FAMU, a total of six accredited degree programs were in
jeopardy of probation or conditional accreditation. Amazingly, 10 months later, all
of these programs are either reaccredited or have had a positive .site visit.
In addition to resuscitating academic programs at FAMU,. under Ammons' leadership
the institution received the first unqualified audit it has had in three years from the
State of Florida Auditor General's Office. In the past two years, FAMU received
qualified audits, which ultimately led to the University being placed on probation by
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).


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filling the vacancy of City Council Group 2. The election will be held
on August 26, 2008. Candidates interested in qualifying for either
Council seat must do so by the petition process or by paying the
qualifying fees and must qualify beginning noon on June 17 through
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1. Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Edward H. White High School
1700 Old Middleburg Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(Principal: Jim Clark)
(904) 693-7620


2. Monday, June 23r", 2008
Time: 6:00 p.m.

William M. Raines High School
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"Choosing something that you believe in (my community),
having a plan and wanting to help better the lives of all people,
working with people who are committed, and always understand- '0
ing that 'one bad apple' can not ruin a whole community" is the
philosophy of State Representative Terry L. Fields who spoke
recently at the June 10th graduation for Esprit de Corps Center
for Learning (EDC).
Fields, who attended the historic inaugural baccalaureate for
EDC in 2007, was very impressed with the ceremonies and the
five young African-American male graduates who made up the
school's first graduating class. Returning this year as the school's
keynote commencement speaker, he spoke before a crowd of
proud parents, students, faculty, and friends who made up EDC's
second annual commencement ceremonies.
Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, June 8, in the
church's main sanctuary and featured Bishop Leonard Love,
Truth for Living Ministries, as the keynote speaker. "My experi-
ence here at EDC has been incredible," says Valedictorian Ericka
Jenkins. "I was able to maintain dual enrollment status with
FCCJ, play an active role in school activities, including basket-
ball and acquire both biblical and academic training during my
four years of high school." Ericka will be joining the ranks of the
other three young graduates as they pursue their plans for college
in the fall. Her fellow classmates include Jasmine Clarke, Class
President; William Buie, Historian; and David Hart, Secretary.
A subsidiary of Hope Chapel Ministries, Inc., Esprit de
Corps Center for Learning initially opened its doors with 47 stu-
dents in grades Kindergarten through seventh. Today, the school
serves 125 students in grades K4 through 12. EDC is located on
a 51-acre thoroughfare surrounded by Hope Chapel Ministries' EDC Faculty and graduates (left to righ Jasmine Clarke, Class President; William Buie, Historian David Ha, secre-
Sanctuary, a two-story multi-purpose sports complex, music and EDC Faculty and graduates (left to right) Jasmine Clarke, Classnkins, Vice Presidentt; William Buie, Historian David Hart, secre-
theatre storage building as well as a day care facility. tay and Ericka Jenkins, ice Presiden
For more information about EDC, contact Betty White at JACKSONVILLE URBAN LEAGUE KICKS OFF

FATHER'S DAY Jacksonville, FL ---The Jacksonville Urban League
~*- will host its Empowerment Summit. and Annual
On this day the world is celebrating, Community Meeting on Thursday, June 19, 2008. The
The special man to whom it's dedicating, rSummit will be held from 1-5 p.m. and will focus on
A day for praising and appreciating, Education Initiatives, Economic Empowerment, and
A day for loving and commemorating.
A day for loving and commemoratfathe Employment and Training. Following is the Annual
I too would like togive you praise, Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre. The Jacksonville
Itoo would like to,give you praise, i
Though a day of celebration, Urban League will install its new slate of officers during
Is never enough to compensate, the annual meeting, update the community on its many
Is never enough to appreciate, projects, and release its 2008 annual report. The program
Is never enough to congratulate, is open .to all members of the community and features a
The man who's life to me still dedicate. reception after the presentation.
Really feel so lucky to have you as my dad, The Jacksonville Urban League, celebrating 61 years
Even though lIam no longer that cuddly little tot. of service and ten years in its Community Development
For what I have become today, I owe it all to you,years it community
Treasured memories in my life I have, are all because of you. Center, located at 903 West Union Street in the historic
Only wish Istill make you feel proud, Layilla District, is under the direction of Dr. Richard
I try my best to never let you down." Danford, President. Its mission is to enable African-
Not only on this day, but all the year around, Americans and others to secure economic self-reliance,
I wish for you the very best to never let you down. parity, power and civil rights.
So just relax and enjoy your day, For more information, call 904-366-3461 or log on to
Take a deep breath and celebrate, ww.jaxul.org.
A toast to you and to all your great deeds, Representative Terry Fields addresses parents, friends and ...
May God bless you and in His care keeps. students at 'EDC's 2nd annual Commencement


Annie Wilson, President
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A CASE OF RODE RAGE -An officer was dis-
patched to the 2200 block of W. Edgewood Ave.
in reference to an aggravated assault situation.
Upon his arrival he met with Mr. T (the victim)
who reported that Mr. W (suspect) pointed a gun
at him and made a threat to shoot him. When the
officer searched the suspects car, he found a 380
crome plated semi-automated weapon with one
round in the chamber and six rounds in the mag-
azine clip. The victim said he and his girlfriend
Ms. B (witness) and their two children pulled
into the parking lot of a food store. The victim
said the suspect was in front of them and stopped
so they went around him to park, when he did, the suspect pulled along side them
and started cursing and told them that "you can get killed or kill someone driving
like that" while continuing to curse at them. The victim said when he started curs-
ing the suspect back, he pulled a handgun and pointed it at him stating he would
shoot him. The suspect told the officer he had a gun in his hand, but did not point it
at the victim. The suspect was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

WAS IT THE FOOD OR THE DRUGS? two officers were dispatched to the
2000 block of Yulee St. in reference to an armed fight. While enroute to the call, the
dispatcher informed the officers of an alleged firearm being in a blue scooter. Upon
their arrival, they recovered the weapon from underneath the seat. Ms. M (the vic-
tim) advised she and the suspect argued over food the suspect wanted to eat. She
stated that she snatched the food from the suspect, who then grabbed her by her hair
and then grabbed a bottle and threw it at her, but missed her and hit Mrs. W (victim
2). Mr. M (victim 1) stated she then ran out-
side towards the vehicle where she knows the
suspect keeps his firearm. She said she feared
the suspect would harm her so she retrieved a
chain from a gate to try and prevent the sus-
pect from getting the firearm from the car. She
stated that as all parties exited the residence,
an unknown male suspect pointed a firearm at
the parties involved. She stated the unknown
suspect ran after hearing police sirens
approaching. During a search of the vehicle,
the officers found a 600 ml clear measuring
device containing a white powder substance
and a razor blade wrapped in newspaper
underneath the seat of the vehicle. The suspect was arrested.

GUN OR HAMMER, WHAT EVER? An officer was dispatched to the 4200
block of Moncrief in reference to a dispute. When she arrived, witness MH
advised her that her friend CP, the victim, had been holding MH's baby when
defendant, Mr. CT busted into the apartment. MH indicated defendant and CP
had a prior relationshipp and defendant was extremely upset when he entered.
Defendant pultd a handgun and turned it on CP, as well as the infant. Defendant
then left the scene Later, the suspect turned himself in at the PMB. He stated he
came home the nig t of the incident and began arguing with the victim. The sus-
n r f
pect states that he h no gun, that was his
tool belt and hammer i his hand. Okay!

officer was dispatched to th 2300 block of ,
Automobile Dr. in reference t a report of a i
suspicious vehicle parked and abandoned in /
the woods. Upon his arrival, he observed the
vehicle. It appeared that the last driver was /
attempting to conceal it. The complainant
(who wishes to remain anonymous) stated
that this is a location where stolen vehicles
are constantly left. The officer contacted
NCIC to find out if the vehicle had been reported stolen. The report came back
negative and there was no telephone number listed for the registered owner so
the officer went to the registered owner's address and got no answer. Though
there was no damage to the vehicle, it appears that the last driver was attempt-
ing to hide it. This is a high crime area. In an attempt to preserve the vehicle, the
officer had it towed before if became vandalized or stolen, if it wasn't already.

HE SAID NO TO DRUGS -An officer was dispatched to be 5900 block of Ft.
Caroline Rd. in reference to a person being cut. Upon his a ival, he met with
witness Ms. BF who stated she looked outside her apart ent window and
observed her boyfriend, Mr. EH, victim, in a fight with an unknown male sus-
pect. She observed her boyfriend push the suspect off and the suspect cut the
victim's hand with an unknown object. The witness stated she saw the suspect
get into an unknown two door burgundy vehicle with another unknown female
k suspect driving. Victim, Mr. EH stated he
said he was going to a convenience store
adjacent the apartments when the suspect
came up to him and asked if he wanted some
drugs. The victim stated he said no and the
suspect started to argue with him. The victim
stated the male suspect followed him back to
his apartment and began to fight him. While
f fighting, the victim stated the suspect cut
him on his right pinky finger with a knife
and got into a vehicle and left. The victim
refused to be transported for his injury.

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RE: FY 2006 and FY 2007 Section 5316 Formula Grant


Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is providing an opportunity for a
public hearing to consider its FY 2005/2006 and FY 2006/2007 Program of Projects from which federal funds
are being requested from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Funding is generally available on an 80/20
matching basis between federal and local sources for Capital projects and on a 50750 matching basis between
federal and local sources for Capital projects. The public is encouraged to comment on any and all projects list-
ed below.
Agency: Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Project Description: Administrative Costs (up to 10%)
Agency Type: Local or Regional Transit Authority
Funding Amount: $68,980 (Federal) = $68,980
Type of Project in Coordinated Plan: Coordinate Seamless Transportation
across Jurisdictional Boundaries and/or Between Services
Agency: St. Johns County Council on Aging .
Project Description: Ride Request from St. Augustine to Jacksonville
Agency Type: Not For Profit (Community Transportation Coordinator)
Funding Amount: $216,950 (Federal) + $216,950 (Local) $433,900
Type of Project in Coordinated Plan: Enhance Transportation Service Availability and Accessibility
Agency: Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Project Description: Extend regular fixed route service to the growing Flagler Business Center
Agency Type: Local or Regional Transit Authority
Funding Amount: $139,314 (Federal) + $139,314 (Local) = $278,268
Type of Project in Coordinated Plan: Enhance Transportation Service Availability and Accessibility
Agency: St. Johns County Council on Aging
Project Description: Purchase one 31' medium duty low floor cutaway
Agency Type: Not For Profit (Community Transportation Coordinator)
Funding Amount: $116,834 (Federal) + $29,208 (Local) = $146,042
Type of Project in Coordinated Plan: Enhance Transportation Service Availability and Accessibility
Agency: Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Project Description: Establish Westside Industrial Park point deviation service
Agency Type: Local or Regional Transit Authority
Funding Amount: $56,112 (Federal) + $56,113 (Local) = $11.2,225
Type of Project in Coordinated Plan: Enhance Transportation Service Availability and Accessibility
Agency: Nassau County Council on Aging-
Project Description: Purchase one vehicle for trips to low income workers
Agency Type: Not For Profit (Community Transportation Coordinator)
Funding Amount: $59,200 (Federal) + $14,800 (Local) = $74,000
Type of Project in Coordinated Plan: Enhance Transportation Service Availability and Accessibility
Agency: Clay County Council on Aging
Project Description: Continue current routes and expand service in business districts of Q.P.
Agency Type: Not For Profit (Community Transportation Coordinator)
Funding Amount: $101,577 (Federal) + $101,577) = $203,154
Type of Project in Coordinated Plan: Enhance Transportation Service Availability and Accessibility
Total Projects: $1,324,234
Persons wishing to testify on this subject must notify the JTA in writing before 5:00 p.m. on July 16, 2008. If
a request is received by the stated time, a public hearing will be scheduled and the public notified. Mail
requests to:
Notice of Public Hearing, Section 5316 Grant
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Post Office Drawer "0"
Jacksonville, Florida 32203
These projects have been coordinated through the Transportation'Improvement Program (TIP) and Unified
Planning Work Program (UPWP) of the First Coast Metropolitan Planning Organization (FCMPO) for the
Jacksonville Urbanized Area. No business displacements are expected to occur as a result of project implemen-
tation. These projects will have no substantial harmful effects on the environment, nor will they adversely affect
service levels to the elderly or disabled.
Details of the Program of Projects are posted in the JTA Lobby at 100 North Myrtle Avenue through July 20,
2008 during normal business hours. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to attend the meeting
should contact the JTA Connexion office at 904-265-6001, CTC TDD 636-7402. This notice will constitute the
final publication unless the Program of Projects is amended.
Kenneth R. Holton, kholton@jtafla.com Manager of Capital Programming and Grants
Jacksonville Transportation Authority



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RE: FY 2008 Section 5307 Formula Grant
URBANIZED AREA: Jacksonville, Florida
RECIPIENT: Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is providing an opportunity for a
public hearing to consider its FY 2007/2008 Program of Projects from which federal funds are being request-
ed from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Funding is generally available on an 80/20 matching basis
between federal and local sources. The public is encouraged to comment on any and all projects listed below.
Expansion/Replacement Vehicles $ 1,912,367
ADA Vehicle Equipment 421,052
Rehab/Renovate Bus 144,445
Expansion Vans 355,556
Facility Improvements 194,445
Rehab/Renovate Facilities (Yards & Shops) 1,530,072
Misc. Support Equipment (Office Furnishings) 61,111
Real Estate Acquisition 339,445
Computer Hardware 1,031,444
Computer Software 505,556
Enhancement Projects 163,334
Security Equipment 166,667
Support Vehicles 83,334
Only in America Communication Equipment 27,778
840 Golfair Big Green Building Communications/Misc. Support Equipment 388,889
Preventative Maintenance 2,804,829
Paratransit Service 1,250,000
Commuter Rail 150,000
Transportation Development Plan 250,000
Mobility Access Plan: Park and Ride 30,000
Trolley Service Program Review 40,000
Development Tracking and Database 170,000
Transit Facility Decentralization 100,000
Transit Service Redesign 200,000
Commuter/Visitor Paring Information System 75,000
DBE Goal Setting Study 100,000
SRyway Rehab/Line Equipment/Struct Misc. 111,111
Skyway Computer Hardware 423,849
Skyway Computer Software 790,001
Skyway Miscellaneous Support Equipment 83,334
S, Skyway Program Administration 111,111
I Skyway Facility Improvement/Rehab Stations 111,111
I 'n- Skyway Preventative Maintenance 1,944,445
JRTC.Facility Improvement/Rehab Stations 1,666,667
CTC Miscellaneous Support Equipment 55,556
CTC security Equipment 22,222
.CTC Shop Equipment 11,111
iCTC Preventative Maintenance 1,250,000
Total Projects: $ 19,075,842
Persons wishing to testify on this subject must notify the JTA in writing before -5:00 p.m. on July 13, 2008. If a
CRI1 IN I\ LDEFENSE 220 E. FORSYTH STREET, SU ITE E request is received by the stated time, a public hearing will be scheduled and the public.notified. Mail requests to:
OERSONAL ICE: (904)357-8448 Notice of Public Hearing, Section 5307 Grant
WF IE: (904)357-8446Jacksonville Transportation Authority
FAMILY LAW FAX: (904)357-8446 Post Office Drawer "0"
Jacksonville, Florida 32203
These projects have been coordinated through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Unified
Planrfing Work Program (UPWP) of the First Coast Metropolitan Planning Organization (FCMPO) for the
Jacksonville Urbanized Area. No business displacements are expected to occur as a result of project imple-
mentation. These projects will have no substantial harmful effects on the environment, nor will they adversely
W \W W. COBB IN LEGAL. CO M affect service levels to the elderly or disabled.
Details of the Program of Projects are posted in the JTA Lobby at 100 North Myrtle Avenue through July 13,
2008 during normal business hours. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to attend the meeting
should contact the JTA Comnnexion office at 904-265-6001, CTC TDD 636-7402. This notice will constitute th
final publication unless the Program of Projects is amended.
Kenneth R. Holton kholton@jtafla.com Manager of Capital Programming and Grants
Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Larbre Third After Wednesday Qualifying
Larbre Competition's Saleen S7R set the third fastest GT1 time in Wednesday's first quali-
fying session for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

However, the team missed the chance to defeat the factory Corvettes and take
provisional pole position after a gear selector problem lost them time in the pits dur-
ing the fastest section of the session and then red flags.spoiled Christophe Bouchut's
later flying laps.
Bouchut, who took pole position for the team in the race last year, set a best time
time of 3:50.920, just a few tenths off the pace of the second placed works Corvette
and a whole 1.3 seconds faster than the leading works Aston Martin.
He was immediately quick during the session and topped the GT1 timesheets
after the first two hours, before the #63 Corvette took provisional pole position in
the second part of qualifying while Larbre's Saleen was in the pits. Patrick
Bornhauser also showed good consistent pace during his short stint, but Dayid
Hallyday was unfortunate to only manage a single lap, at the wheel before the ses-
sion was ended by a red flag.
Team Principal Jack Leconte said: "We showed we were competitive during the
Test Day and we proved it again at the end of the first part of the qualifying session
by holding the quickest time. Unfortunately a problem with the gear selector lost us
time and saw both Corvettes set quicker laps. After that we had non-stop disruptions
due to red flags and oil on the track which prevented us going quicker.
"We still have two sets of qualifying tyres left and have a plan to beat the
Corvettes on Thursday, but we'll wait and see what the track conditions are like first.
What's certain is we've made a step forward from last year as our Saleen is ahead
of all of the Aston Martins, which we ran in 2007."
Christophe Bouchut was philosophical about missing provisional pole: "It's one
of those things that you really want to achieve, but at Le Mans, if it doesn't happen,
it's better to just forget about it and prepare for the race. Third fastest isn't bad for a
privateer team and although we'll try to improve tomorrow, it will be much harder
as the forecast is for rain."
Patrick Bomhauser explained the team's strategy during Wednesday's session:
"The idea was to dedicate most of Wednesday to Christophe so he could set a quick
qualifying time while David and I planned to do four or five laps in each two hour
session. I was happy with my times because they were all within the same second,
and that consistency is crucial for the race."
David Hallyday was unfortunate to miss out on any significant .rack time due to
an incident packed second session. "Well I managed a single warm up lap, and the
car felt fine, but apart from that there isn't much for me to say! Thursday should see
me have much more time in the car and so I'm looking forward to that."

It's a beautiful day on the East coast to try your rod out and that's exactly what Xavier
FeFie from Texas and his cousin Adrian Peebles from Alabama had in mind. Xavier is in

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4049 Reid Street
Palatka, Florida 32177
Phone (386) 329-4397

All responses must le submitted on Appraiser Proposal
Respondent Forms and received by the District no later
than 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2008.

District staff will meet at District headquarters at 10:30
a.m., August 15, 2008, to evaluate and rank proposals.
Final staff recommendations will be presented to the
Governing Board at its September 9, 2008, meeting.

The District reserves the right to reject any and all pro-
posals and to waive any minor irregularities in the propos-
al procedure.


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Youths Recognized at Steps to Success

Week of
June 14

Celebration on May 30

Elementary and middle school members of the
Victory Pointe Boys & Girls Club, on the Westside off
Ramona Boulevard, were recognized on May 30, 2008
for their achievements in the Steps to Success program.
The program which is sponsored by Communities in
Schools and funded by The Jacksonville Community
Foundation is in collaboration with the Jacksonville
Housing Authority, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast
Florida and Community Connections. The program is
strictly incentive-based and monitors students' academ-
ic success year around. Seventeen of the Victory Pointe
members were given awards for their extra effort to
succeed in school through attaining excellent grades,
attendance and behavior during the school year.
,Those receiving awards at the recent celebration
included: Rakeirria Norman; Michelle Harris; Destinee
Bryant; Terrica Youngblood; Shanequa Praylow;
Essence Jackson; Patrice Davis; Eboni Jenkins; Torey
Jenkinsl Kenya Robinson; Sedrick Parker; Tiffany Rist;
Tyreese Matthews; Asia Adams; Cymetria Wheeler;
and Vonzelle Spencer. Each member had the chance to
pick out prizes from an assortment of electronic
devices. Children chose carefully as they started at a
table full of items that included, but not limited to: dig-
ital cameras; powered scooter; video games and elec-
tronic toys.
In attendance at the event was former Jacksonville
Jaguars punter Bryan Barker. Barker spoke to the chil-
dren about keeping their determination to do good in
school. Following his inspirational speech to the chil-
dren, Barker met each child and signed autographs.
"We are truly proud of our members at the Victory
Pointe Boys & Girls Club for their high achievements
in school," stated Boys & Girls Club president Deborah
Verges. "When we see that our members are making a
difference for themselves through achieving goals that
have been set, we know that our programs and our
organization are making a difference in their lives."
Communities in Schools continued their celebra-
tions through June 5, 2008 at four additional sites
involved in Steps to Success programs.
Known as "The Positive Place for Kids," the Boys
& Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida provide character
development programs on a daily basis for children 6-
18 years old. According to the U.S. Department of
"Education and Justice, students who attend quality
after-school programs demonstrate better academic per-
formance, more positive behavior and better school
attendance than those who do not. They also develop
greater expectations for the future. Currently the Boys
& Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida has 12 clubs
throughout Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties. For
further information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Northeast Florida, please call (904) 396-4435 or visit
www.bgcnf.org 4

Heather Carter and Carolyn Lynn, both with
Communities in Schools, passed out-leis and
medals to each Steps to Success participant as
they walked into the special celebration on May
30th at the Victory Pointe Boys & Girls Club.

Former Jacksonville Jaguar Bryan Barker takes a pic-
tures with members from the Victory Pointe Boys &
Girls Club who were participants in the Steps to
Success Program sponsored by Communities in
Schools and funded by The Jacksonville Community
Foundation in collaboration with the Jacksonville
Housing Authority, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast
Florida and Community Connections.

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Health Literacy Education 4 Kids, Inc. (HLE4Kids) Is a non- profit 501 c/3 organization established in
2007. Alarming increases in childhood obesity, diabetes and failing school systems; continues to call for
immediate action. HLE4Kids is focused on educating disadvantaged children and underserved low in-come
families in the inner cities of Northeast Florida and beyond, on the importance of developing a healthy
spirit, mind, and body.
HLE4Kids programs Include: Health and Wellness, Drug prevention, Uteracy enhancement and
Mentoring. We are serving students in grades 5' thru 9., with a special focus on students who have fallen
behind their appropriate grade level
Mentoring U Introduces Mentoring On-Call -MOCT
MOC is a Mentor-by-phone program designed to provide one on one contact with a child one day a
week via phone.
The MOC program was created in part due to the overwhelming increase in Jacksonville's high school
dropout rate and youth-related crimes, the city's rising economic decline and the resulting hardships
placed on an already underserved population.
HLE4Kids CEO, Sonja Mitchell's mission for the organization is to enhance the quality of
life and skills for the future of our children affected by today's environment by
encouraging student-parent, and community collaboration, towards a healthy, safe,
drug-free lifestyle to achieve the goal of academic and life success.

HL HLE4Kids strives to empower people to become capable. The organizations focus is
19 designed to provide information that educates and stimulate change; along with helping those
that are at risk empower themselves and remove themselves from unstable environments to
become capable, confident, and ultimately self-sufficient individuals.
HLE4Kids will supply an avenue for children to grow, being allowed to live life and given a chance to experience
diversity and over come adversity. HLE4klids welcomes the opportunity to work with at risk children and families
offering them a second chance on life. Here at HLE41kids we talk about starting with self-being the focal point of the old
adage "God bless the child who has his own" with that in mind, we feel that children and/or families may need a
helping hand in obtaining those goals. HLE4Kids Is committed to education and educating those that need information
to survive which starts at home with the people like you, I and us. Educating children who are at risk helping them take
control and ownership of ones destiny, building a solid foundation geared toward survival. We believe that as a people,
community, city, state, and nation that we must combine our resources to enhance as many lives possible.

Bowl Stadium on July 26,
2008. Over 10,000 people are
expected at the event which
features a 5K walk, parent-
ing, adoption and mentorship
classes, a vendor area, as well
as concert featuring top enter-
iCare Foundation was
founded by Kashif to
improve the quality of life of
youth in foster care. For
more information, visit
or call 310.827.1809.

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1 fie latest issue of leaching loterance IooKs at ur. Martin Luther
King, Jr. 's legacy, innovations in migrant education and classroom
simulations that do harm to students.

The nationally renowned edu-
cation program Teaching
Tolerance has awarded a
$1,500 grant to teacher Donna
Guzzo of Hickory Creek
Elementary School.
Guzzo plans to use the
grant to fund a literature and
creative arts project under the
Language Exploration
Enrichment (LEE) program in
St. Johns County, Fla. Due to
the growing number of
Hispanic families in the local
community, this.project is cre-
ated to help foster the families'
sense of belonging and pride in
their communities.

"This is the kind of pro-
gram we hope to see imple-
mented in classrooms across
the country," said Jennifer
Holladay, acting director of
Teaching Tolerance. "We
believe tolerance education can
make a difference in every
classroom and in every
Teaching Tolerance
awards grants of up to $2,000
to fund innovative tolerance
projects that have the potential
to serve as models for educa-
tors throughout the nation.
Exemplary projects are high-
lighted in Teaching Tolerance
magazine, the award-winning

semiannual publication sent to
more than 600,000 educators
nationwide, and on the Internet
at www.teachingtolerance.org.
The goal of the project is
to help foster respect and
understanding in the classroom
and beyond. Proposals from
educators affiliated with com-
munity organizations and
churches are considered based
on direct student impact.
Teaching Tolerance is a
project of the Southern Poverty
Law Center, a nonprofit organ-
ization that combats hate, intol-
erance and discrimination
through education and litiga-

Photo credit Marc Cartwright
ilanthropist Kashif makes an
impassioned case for the
importance of mentorship
while actress Maria Gibbs
looks on at his Mentorship
Dinner Cruise, held May 18,
The event, sponsored by
Kashif's organization, iCare
Foundation, pairs over 200
foster youth with mentors and
served as a kick-off to the
first ever 5K Walk for Foster
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Tuskegee Airman Logo

Contest: Submit Your


Virtually every busi-
ness or organization in
America operates with a
"logo" as a way to
quickly associate a
product with its owners.
The logo which is wide-
ly associated with the
Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
(TAI) today is owned
and trademark .regis-
tered by the Los Angeles
Chapter, TAI.
The TAI Executive
Committee in a recent
meeting made a decision
that long term it was in
the best interest of the
organization to create
and own its logo. This,
communication is
announcing a contest to
design a new logo for
our organization.This is
a great opportunity for
someone from your
chapter or local commu-
nity to help enhance the
image of the organiza-
tion with a new logo by
developing a rendering
which they feel is reflec-
tive of the organization.
There will be some
form of recognition, to
be determined, includ-
ing monetary recogni-
tion for the selected
design if it is approved
by the TAI body. If a
design is submitted and
approved as the .new
logo, a legal document
will be executed with
the submitting party and
TAI, providing full own--
ership rights to
Tuskegee Airmen
Incorporated. Designs
need to be submitted by
June 23, 2008 to be con-
sidered. Any submis-
sions not selected as the

approved design will
remain the property of
the individuals submit-
ting them and will not
be used by TAI.
A committee includ-
ing the Region
ves of the Development
Committee with review
all drawings submitted.
If we are successful with
receiving something we
believe would provide a
suitable design for the
organization, we would
have that selection
approved by the Board
of Directors. The select-
ed design will then be
taken before the full
body for ratification at
the national convention
July 17-20, 2008. In the
event, a suitable design
is not found by the
above cut-off date, the
date will be extended
and new guidelines pub-
Designs should be
submitted to. email:
or at:
100 Mason Springs
Drive; Nicholasville,
KY 40356.
All entries will be
forwarded to the appro-
priate chairperson at
Be a part of history
and help put a new face
on the organization as
we all work diligently to
keep TAI viable organi-
zation well into the






We are now scheduling
auditions for grades 2 12.

Call: (904) 346-1636


Need-based scholarships available.
No fee to audition.

Rehearsal sites now in Orange Park,
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