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[Wheel of Justice
landed on Felicia Tillery. She is wanted for Fraud.
She defrauded the library out of $12,000 worth of
Julian Maurice Eddie Bois
Betardi Thomas Pierce
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Channel 4 Television
Station, The Florida Star and First Coast Crime Stoppers
are working together to solve crime and stop the violence in
the area. Officer Ken Jefferson spins the wheel every
Thursday during the Morning Show on Channel 4, WJXT.
Make a confidential Call to First Coast Crime Stoppers
at 1-866-845-TIPS to help catch wanted suspects.
Drug Leader Gets 20 Years
"Operation Sugar Cane" cleared much
of the twenty years of drugs away from
Jacksonville's Biltmore neighborhood
with the arrest of Daryl Shack, also
known as "Sugar Shack."
SV: On Thursday, Judge Adams sentenced
Daryl Shack, 41 Shack to 20 years in federal prison and
ten years of supervised release. Others
of his team were also sentenced. Ronnie Tschappat,42,
37 months, Samuel Hayes, 61. 27 months, Charles
Cornish, 55, 46 months. Colvin Cox, 25 and Angela
Endenfield, 27, will be sentenced on Tuesday.
Tyrek Sims, 19
Fake Robbery Spotted
Kangaroo Express in Gainesville was
reported robbed and the clerk made the
report stating that he did not get a
description of the robbers because he
was concentrating on the gun. However,
an 11 year-old in the store did provide a
description and a former manager recog-
nized it matched an employee that had
been fired in July. He and the clerk
planned the robbery and the clerk gave
up $2,000 in money orders that were
later found in an air conditioning vent.
[Something to Think About
"A middle class household earning $38,000 to
$66,000 a year would get an average tax cut
under McCain of $325, under Obama, $1,100...
experts say a McCain White House could make
the federal deficit and the national debt even
NBC Nightly News
By Lonzie Leath, Florida Star
As Sarah Palin spoke of
certain things, she would
wink her eye. Many
thought such gestures
helped Biden as the wink-
ing was considered for a
lot of folks, a sign of "I
am getting over." So he
won the first and only
debate for the Vice
When it came to knowl-
edge, Palin and Biden
were not in the same race
since her knowledge,
even though better than
previous interviews, was
Kepuolican Gwen Ifill,
Vice PBS host and
In fact, she warned
Biden and Ifill that she
would probably not
answer questions entirely
as she scanned over some
and followed her notes
that led her to give her
McCain tried to tarnish
Gwen Ifill from the mod-
erator assignment saying
she would not be fair.
Was it about a book she
has not written yet or
because of color that they
felt made her not the right
moderator? Ifill did serve
as moderator, could have
been a little tougher but
did very well.
The House has yet to
sign the $700 billion dol-
lar bailout in an effort to
put the American econo-
my on a safe track. There
are a lot of questions
when you look at the total
picture, the number of
people who still believe
in many philosophies of
the administration that
has controlled the gov-
ernment during the past
eight years, forgetting the
past two that only proves
you need time to hurt and
time to cure. There was
more time to hurt than
has been available to
As Senator Obama con-
stantly. repeats, the lead-
ership needs to look out
for the 95% population
and the effect.
A couple who has been
married, for example, for
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Kanye West, Lionel Richie, and
Many More Line up For Obama CD
An official soundtrack of the many inspired songs by
professional artists and amateurs is being produced and
will be available for sale exclusively through Obama's
campaign beginning Friday.
The CD is called "Yes We Can." The track
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Monday is your last day to register to vote in
November. Call (904) 630-1414.
ATTENTION GEORGIA RESIDENTS
Early voting has begun. PLEASE VOTE EARLY.
MAD DADS This Week
MAD DADS message this week is regarding the
approval of the Journey's allocation to
,^ lower crime but emphasizes that dollars
W along is not the answer. Community sup-
port is needed. Please volunteer.
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from 8:30 to 9:00 pm
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Jaguar Player Paralyzed
From Bullet Wounds
* JJacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle
Richard Collier was shot 14 times on
September 2 where he and a former
team mate were waiting for two ladies.
It is stated that it is amazing that he is
-alive since the injuries were extensive.
Richard Collier Collier has learned that he is paralyzed
at the waist down 'and that his left leg
has been amputated. The 26-year-old will not be able
to play football again but is grateful for life. He stated
that he will rebuild his life, according to his agent. He
said that. Collier has some goals for other things he
wants to accomplished.
s i n g e r Televangelist
s n erJuanita
given her first major con-
cert since the problems
she encountered with her
husband, Bishop Thomas
She was featured in a
large concert at Madison
Square Garden in New
York City and is now
focusing on other ven-
The above sign with mis-
spelling; stands in. the
yard of a Central Florida
man who says he was a
Democrat until Obama
won the nomination.
A seventh-grade teacher
in Marianna, Florida
wrote on the class board,
"Can You Help A N Get
Elected" and the FBI is
Obama See A-7
Pulitzer Winner Going to Africa
Ex-Newsday Pulitzer winner who was a
foreign editor and did a report on the
Rwanda genocide is moving to the conti-
nent of Africa to begin a continent-wide
Dele Olojede daily newspaper.
Jacksonville Mayor Signs Budget
On Tuesday, Mayor John Peyton signed the almost
$1 billion budget for Jacksonville that included funds
for youth projects and the ability to put more police
officers on the streets. He said, this budget is the key
to the city's success.
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Veterans 20th Braintrust
Standing: Adrena Ifill, Christopher Moore, Asa Gordon, Dr. Richard Danford, Jr., Dr.
Ed Brown, Judge Robert Russell, Jr., Dr. Vince Patton, Andy Ambrose and Frederick
Gray, President of the Iwo Jima Black Veterans Group of World War II. Seated:
Beverly Whitfield, Thomas Yarosz, Actor John Amos, Cheryl Johnson
Congresswoman Corrine Brown was vice chair of significant events in Washington,
D.C. last week which included honoring our veterans at their 20th Annual Braintrust
and the meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus. See Special Section- PR1-PR4.
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A cartoon published in
the early 1960s depicted a
Black boy saying to a White
boy: "I'll sell you my chance
to be President of the United
States for a nickel." The car-
toon summed up how much
most Black people felt the
chances of a Black child
growing up to be President
were worth. At the time the
cartoon appeared, Barack
Obama was a toddler. There
were only five Black
Members of Congress and
about 300 Black elected
officials nationwide. The
Voting Rights Act hadn't
been passed and the over-
whelming majority of Black
Southerners were disenfran-
chised. It was difficult for
anyone to visualize a time
when a Black person would
be elected to the highest
office in the land.
That changed. With the
nomination of Illinois
Senator Barack Obama as
the Democratic Party's stan-
dard bearer for the 2008
there's a good chance that a
Black man may occupy the
Oval Office in the White
House this January. This
historic nomination is the'
culmination of a long evolu-
tionary struggle for Black
political empowerment that
reached a high point when
the Civil Rights Movement
pressed Congress to pass the
Voting .Rights Act of 1965.
That led to the dramatic
expansion of the Black elec-
torate. Black people began
to fill a broad range of elect-
ed posts at every level of
government: from sheriff to
school board, from mayor to
state legislator and on to
higher offices such as U.S.
Representative, Senator and
With the power of the bal-
lot, Black voters have
achieved major electoral
gains throughout our nation.
In 2002, there were 9,470
Black elected officials in the
United States according to
the Joint Center for Political
and Economic Studies. The
Old Confederacy states of
Mississippi and Alabama
,.had 950 and 757 Black
elected officials respectively
in a broad variety of posi-
tions. The 41 Black mem-
bers of the U.S. House of
Representatives have nearly
approached parity in that
body compared with the per-
centage of Black people in
the U.S. population.
The growth of a Black
presence in America's politi-
cal realm has helped Black
elected leaders gain accept-
ance among the general pub-
lic. Sen. Obama garnered
nearly 18 million votes in
this year's primary elections.
Americans of all races have
looked past his skin color to
consider his presidential
candidacy on the basis of his
vision of inclusive change as
a way to move the nation
forward as well as his intel-
ligence and political experi-
The question remains,
on their backs.
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Politics in America
by Marian Wright Edelman
President of the Children's Defense Fund
however: Have we arrived at
a post-racial era where the
election of the President can
take place on a "colorblind"
basis? Regrettably, race
remains a factor in
American politics. It is still
difficult for Black candi-
dates to win statewide
offices-Governor or U.S.
Senator-which are thresh-
old positions for a run for
the White House. Barack
Obama is currently the only
Black Senator in Congress
and only the fifth Black per-
son to hold that office. And
over the history of our
nation, there have been only
four Black governors.
Candidates for these
offices face what may be a
daunting campaign appeal-
ing to a majority White elec-
torate, a significant compo-
nent of which may not be
open to voting for a Black
person. A recent Associated
Press-Yahoo News poll
revealed deep-seated racial
misgivings among some
Whites toward Blacks and
found that one-third of
White Democrats harbor
negative views toward
"lazy," "violent," responsi-
ble for their own troubles.
The poll indicated that these
attitudes could affect the
outcome of the Presidential
election in a close contest.
., There is too much at stake
in this election to vote
against a candidate simply
because a nebulous voice
deep in one's psyche may be
saying America isn't ready
for a Black President. The
next occupant of the White
House will set our nation's
priorities for the next four
years. and beyond. But we
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cannot move forward with-
out dealing with the issue of
race. Barack Obama says:
"The legacy of discrimina-
tion-and current incidents
of discrimination, while less
overt than in the past-are
real and must be addressed,
not just with words, but with
deeds, by investing in our
schools and our communi-
ties; by enforcing our civil
rights laws and ensuring
fairness in our criminal jus-
tice system; by providing
this generation with ladders
of opportunity that were
unavailable for previous
generations...." He adds that
"Investing in the health,
welfare ahd education of
Black and Brown and White
children will ultimately help
all of America prosper."
The struggle to ensure
that our political, economic
and social interactions take
place on a level playing field
began when the Founding
Fathers signed the
Independence asserting that
"all men are created equal."
President Abraham Lincoln
exhorted the nation to
expand that precept in the
Gettysburg Address with the
hope that the United. States
would have a "new birth of
freedom." We've come a
long way. But, as Barack
Obama says: We must "con-
tinue the long march of
those who came before us, a
march for a more just, more
equal, more free, more car-
ing and more prosperous
America," and ultimately
achieve a more perfect
Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
The Members of FAUST TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN
CHRIST, Bishop R. R. Dixon, Pastor, will celebrate their 67th
Church Anniversary Thursday and Friday, October 23rd and 24th,
beginning at 7:30 p.m. and ending on Sunday, the 26th at 4:30 p.m.
The church is located at 3328 Moncrief Rd., in Jacksonville.For
more information, contact Minister Emory Greenlee at 768-1070
or the church at 353-1418.
MT. NEBO BAPTIST CHURCH located at 8778 Lake Placid
Dr., East, will be hosting their Annual Christian Women's
Conference on Saturday, October llth. The Conference is FREE
and open to the public. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. A Praise
Service will open the conference at 8:00 a.m. with Sis. Saundra
Waldrop, wife of Pastor Will A. Waldrop, Sr. This year's theme is,
"Christian Woman Advancing Through Adversity." Continental
breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information you may
call (904) 768-8916.
THE 2008 SUCCESSFUL ROLE MODEL BANQUET host-
ed by The Greater El Bethel Holiness Divine Church, Thursday,
October 23rd, at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Rehabilitation
Center Inc. in the dining hall located at 623 Beechwood St. in
Jacksonville. There are 20 seats reserved for PAL youth to attend.
This year, six youth will be honored for outstanding achievement,
four will be selected from PAL and presented a $100.00 saving
bond. Each Educational Site Coordinator may choose one youth
from their site that meets the following criteria: .A/B honor roll;
*Good Citizenship & Character; *Positive Leadership. If you have
any questions, please call 904-710-1586.
THE LADIES OF ZION HISTORIC MT. ZION A.M.E.
CHURCH will celebrate its annual Women's Day Celebration
October 12,2008 with the Honorable Pauline Drake speaker. This
year's theme is "Finding Strength for the Journey." The following
activities will be held in the month of September, leading to the
culmination of October 12th. September 21st was Youth Sunday,
Speaker, Dr. C. Darby; September 28th was Family & Friends
Sunday; October 4th, concert Under the Stars, 7 p.m., M.C. Venus
Ross. For more information call (904) 304-2109.
POLL WARNING: It is AGAINST THE LAW to wear cam-
paign gear of any type to the polls (i.e., shirts, buttons, flags, etc.).
This is considered campaigning and no one can campaign within
X amount of feet of the polls. This is a long standing law that will
surely be ENFORCED THIS YEAR! See you at the polls on
UNITARIAN CHURCH OF JACKSONVILLE Sunday
Music '08 -Sunday, October 5, 10:45 a.m., Rob Tudor, baritone,
Anne McKennon, flute; Linda Minke, cello, Henson Markham,
harpsichord, A. Scarlatti: Cantata 'Two Darting Eyes', Bach: Aria
VWith thee, I shall not be lonely', Sunday, October 12, 10:45 a.m:.
TBA; Sunday, 19, 10:45 a.m., Hymn sing with Jeanne Huebner,
piano, 11 am: The Joyful Singers, Sharon Scholl, director, Years of
Our Lives: growth and tasks from childhood to old age. Sunday,
October 26, 10:45 a.m., James Jenkins, tuba, Jeanne Huebner,
piano, James Jenkins is Principal Tubist of the JSO and Executive
Director/ Founder of Body & Soul -The Art of Healing
www.bodyandsouljax.com), and an adjunct at the University of
Florida. Unitarian Church, 7405 Arlington Exprwy, 904-725-
8133, Jacksonville, FL, Rev. Dr. John L. Young, minister. Henson
Markham, music director, 904-346-0373, www.uujax.org
OCTOBER IS DOWN SYNDROME MONTH -For the past
three years, Susan Michal has worked with Hope Haven
Children's Clinic and Family Center to produce a calendar, "My
Favorite Thing," that highlights local children who receive servic-
es through the Down Syndrome Center (DSC). According to DSC
Director Laura Watts, Michal has an amazing talent to capture the
beauty of every child. "When the children bring their favorite thing
with them to be photographed- whether it's an Elmo doll or an
Easter hat their excitement is boundless. Susan is able to capture
that childhood joy and enthusiasm in memorable photographs that
are both playful and beautiful," Watts said. The calendars, which
cost $15 each, are available for purchase at Hope Haven. All pro-
ceeds from calendar sales benefit children who receive services
through Hope Haven's Down Syndrome Center. Hope Haven
Children's Clinic and Family Center provides care to a wide range
of clients including those with learning disabilities, developmental
needs, and mental health issues. Areas of specialization include
children with Down syndrome, autism, dyslexia, depression, anx-
iety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning
challenges. For information, call (904) 346-5100 or visit
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In Loving Memory of
Mrs. Larletha Jones Mobley
July 30, 1919 October 1, 2000
"Gone but not forgotten"
Eight years ago God saw you
Getting tired and weary,
so he reached and plucked
you and placed you in His
beautiful garden. We will
always remember the
lovely rose that symbolizes
and keep it in our hearts.
Your Loving Family: Husband, Rev. Eugene Mobley,
Sr.; Children; Grandchildren; and other relatives.
Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church Sets October 5
Groundbreaking for New Sanctuary
Jacksonville, FL Hendricks Avenue Baptist
Church members break ground for their new sanctuary
on Sunday, October 5, at 11:45 a.m., just over nine
months side fire destroyed their main sanctuary last
Christmas. Church members anticipate celebrating
Christmas 2009 in their newly completed place of wor-
In thanks to the community for its generosity and
support since the December 23 loss, all interested
groups and individuals are invited to attend the ceremo-
I The new sanctuary will be located in the center of
the campus facing Hendricks Avenue. The focal point
of the building's facade will be a recreated "Welcoming
Christ" stained glass window, a familiar sight for years
before the fire, which will now be easily seen by
passersby from either direction on Hendricks Avenue.
The church's Sanctuary Reconstruction Task Force,
formed a month after the fire, was given a directive by
members to "Create a Place of Acceptance." As a result,
every aspect of the ,new design strives to create a wel-
coming atmosphere: the campus-central location, easy
access for people of all abilities, a cruciform shape that
allows the most people to be near the front, and design
that facilitates both contemporary and traditional wor-
Local architecture firm Rink Design Partnership
Inc. designed the project. Stellar, a local construction
management design and engineering firm, will be the
construction manager. The seating capacity of the new
sanctuary will accommodate between 525 to 640 wor-
shippers, including the platform and choir loft. The
state-of-the-art sanctuary will have masonry walls with
exposed arched timbers and wood ceilings. Interior
spaces include sound room, baptistery, pipe organ
room, welcome center, and support areas.
In January 1945, Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church
met in the Little Theater in San Marco, renting the facil-
ity for twenty-five dollars per Sunday. A fourteen-acre
plot of land on Hendricks Avenue was purchased, and
in September 1946, the first worship service was held in
HAB's new facility, a combination gymnasium-fellow-
ship hall-sanctuary. In March 1958, the construction of
a new sanctuary was completed, a structure that served
as HAB's place of worship, and a community event
center, until last December.
CARTER, Claude, Jr.,
died September 24, 2008.
CLARK, White, Angela
D., died September 23,
Bell, died September 26,
GRANT, Joe N., died
September 30, 2008.
HAMPTON, Desiree A.,
died September 22, 2008.
HEARD, Deree, V., died
September 27, 2008.
HOOKER, Evelyn W.,
died September 27, 2008.
died September 22, 2008.
JOHNSON, Issac, died
September 28, 2008.
JONES, Rev. Collis E.,
died September 24, 2008.
KEYS, Graham R., died
September 27, 2008.
LIVELY, Johnny R., 51,
died September 25, 2008.
LOGAN, Andrew, died
September 23, 2008.
MASON, Denise, USN,
died September 28, 2008.
Clemmie, -73, died
September 27, 2008.
Charlie, 84, died
September 27, 2008.
McGRIFF, Betty J., died
September 25, 2008.
POTEE, Ms. Opal, died
September 26, 2008.
POWELL, Millie Lee,
died September 26, 2008.
died September 30, 2008.
ROSIER, Rev. Walter,
Sr. died September 29,
RUSS, Henry, died
September 29, 2008.
Tamayca Akeeria, died
September 26, 2008.
SMITH, Leon, Jr., died
September 30, 2008.
THOMAS, Verna, died
September 28, 2008.
YOUNG, Rodricus C.,
died September 24, 2008.
The Church Directory
"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
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.
M morning W orship.........................................................................11:00 a.m .
Tuesday........ ............ ..........Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday.............................................................................. Joy N ight,7:00 p.m .
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.
(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
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"There 's Always Something Happening On The First Coast"
Durkeeville Historical Society's Annual Music Fest
Jazz lovers and supporters of the Durkeeville
Historical Society came together again for the society's
annual event. For the second year the annual event has
been held at the University Club on the Southbank. And
before, during and after dinner supporters were captivat- ".
ed with the sounds of the Gerald Mackey and Ray Love
Bands. The music was great for listening and dancing and
many of the society's supporters did both. Those who did.,
not dance enjoyed tapping their feet and fingers. Thexi 4
music was far too wonderful to remain immobile. Dr. Carolyn Williams with Mesdames Gwendolyn Bell, Eugenia
The very short speaking portion of the evening Brown and Thelma Williamson. Dr. Jannetta Giles Norman with The Bizots.
included: Warner 'Little Hoss' Singleton, Dr. Carolyn
Williams, Durkeeville Museum Curator, and LloydV
Washington, Durkeeville Historical Society Board
It was such an enjoyable evening of fine music along
with being a wonderful way to celebrate the Durkeeville
Historical Society and the contributions of the late lyricist
A Virgo Birthday Beach Bash The Porters and The Holmeses.
Along with his daughter Ms. Carletta McKenzie,
Carlton McKenzie, Sr. celebrated their birthdays with a
Virgo Birthday Beach Bash. For the celebration family
and friends spent the day at the McKenzie's KenZion V The Warner Singletons.
home on American Beach. Mrs. Beverly McKenzie
assisted by daughter Chantell McKenzie and son
Carlton McKenzie, Jr. transformed the home into a party
zone. Writer Mrs. Marsha Phelts shares, "Golf carts
were used for transporting guests from their cars to the
festive party site. The honorees and guests were looking "
beachy dressed in "All White Casual Attire" from head to
feet. .The Bradleys, Mrs. Altamese Muller Hill and The Dameses.
The party, which eased from day into night, didn't run
out of food, fun or treats. The buffet had it all, fresh fruit Mrs Loretra Pery, Samuel Muller, Mrs. Brenda Sanders and Charles
trays, Louisiana seafood gumbo, jambalaya, Swedish Skinner
meatballs and barbequed meatballs, spicy drumettes and
barbequed buffalo wings, potato salad and seafood salad,
coolers of icy cold drinks, topped off with birthday cake.
Except for the cake, the McKenzie family all pitched in to
create the food station. A variety of music kept the dance .
floor filled with the Cupid Shuffle, Cha-Cha Slide, the
Erkle, Swing and other free style dances. Bursts of live "The Berrys, Ms. Barbara Bradley and Tony Welcome
entertainment were enjoyed as armature voices enjoyed
karaoke. Ms. LaShonda Holloway and her mother,
Helen came to the celebration directly from the -
Democratic National Convention with memorabilia and TheJonese
keepsakes to share."
This surely was a wonderful bash for a father and
daughter to share together!! Thanks Marsha for sharing!
The John Dempses
The Brookeses and The Orrs.
Gerald Mackey Trio Members with Romel Brooks formerly of The
Temptations. Ms. Gloria Banes and Little Ms. Malaika Singleton
The Jacksons, The Reids, Mrm Barbara Richardson andLloyd Washington,
Durkeeville Society Board president
Bertha Rowe, Debra McKenzie Young, Val Wdhliams and Maybelle M SeveriaBowles Nort Dr. Roy Sinleton andM Rosa Cogn
The McKenzies welcome amily and friends at their KenZion Vhomne
3 on American Beach, Carton Sr., Beverly, Carletta, Carlton, Jr.
The Giyards, Deloris, Ering and Torrie were anong merry m akers Group picture of the early arril celebrants
gathered The McKenzie/Harden Families. up p
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Two-Hour Celebrity Voter Registration Drive to
Hit Urban Radio on Sunday October 5
Urban radio stations and
newspapers across America
are joining forces with
entertainment celebrities to
launch Operation Voter
Registration as a nation-
wide call-to-arms to
encourage urban voters to
register before the fast
approaching state dead-
lines. The coalition's first
effort, a live, two-hour
radio broadcast, this
Sunday, October 5 from 6-
8pm (EDT), 3-5pm (PDT)
@ Westwood One studios.
Celebrities scheduled to
participate in Operation
Voter Registration at press
time include: Armstrong
Underwood, D.L. Hughley,
Hill Harper, Holly
Robinson Peete, LeVar
Burton, Malcolm Jamal
Warner, Mario Van
Peebles, Nikki Giovanni,
Patti Austin, Rosario
Dawson, Sheryl Lee Ralph,
Wendell Pierce, Vivica A.
Fox and many others.
Registration is intended to
entertain, educate and
inspire the nearly 8 million
American voters," accord-
ing to Marc Morial,
President & CEO of the
National Urban League,
one of the broadcast spon-
sors. "This is a no-huddle
operation, coming together
in the final week before
many important electoral
Registration, announced at
a press conference in
Washington D.C. at the
Caucus Foundation's 28th
Legislative Conference this
past Saturday, "will mix
personalities with election
law experts to alert, inform
and educate America's
urban communities about
the importance of partici-
pating in this historic elec-
tion," explained California
Waters, supporter of the
Hamilton Cloud and Chuck
Sutton, whose credits
include, The NAACP
Image Awards, Showtime
at the Apollo, and numer-
ous radiothons involving
issues of social justice, will
produce Operation Voter
"We're reaching out to
our list of civically engaged
celebrities, but we want to
make sure not to miss any
who want to be involved in
this timely public .service
program. We can bring
them to our New York or
Los Angeles studios, or
they can call in for a short
prearranged interview dur-
ing the live radiothon," said
Talented actor and
activist Wendell Pierce,
best known for his portray-
al of Detective William
"Bunk" Moreland in HBO's
"The Wire," voiced his sup-
port at the press conference
- "Too many of our ances-
tors literally died for the
right to vote. Many of my
fellow entertainers are
eager to know what we can
do to help create the biggest
voter turnout in history.
Registration is a vehicle to
plug us in!"
In addition to the live
program on October 5th,
Registration will produce
electronic press tours dur-
ing the next two weeks with
celebrities reaching out to
urban radio stations in
states where the deadlines
are different than October
6th. Between now and
Election Day, they will also
conduct extensive Get-Out-
The-Vote efforts, linking
celebrity talent with elec-
tronic and print media.
"Over 250 Black news-
papers with more than 15
million readers per week
are also conducting voter
registration and voter
turnout drives in each of
their respective cities. We
are excited and proud to be
part of Operation Voter
Registration," said Robert
Bush, President & COO of
the National Newspaper
"Our goal is to have all
Americans armed with the
knowledge they need to
exercise their constitutional
right to vote on November
4th," said Dr. Marjorie
Innocent, Director, and
Research & Programs, of
the Congressional Black
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Rhyon Brown, Gifted And Rooted
On Solid Ground
By Rych McCain where her talent and expe- private school where she When she went through
Photos: Tanya rience blew up full force. participates in track and the kidnapping, I was able
Kechichian Brown is so good that other activities. The major- to connect it to myself. If I
The ABC Family drama
"Lincoln Heights" debuted
its third season this fall
with its highest ratings
ever! The show is one of
the best rated dramas on
television be it network or
cable. It may have a pre-
dominately black but the
storylines are universal
and the acting is superb
with a brilliant cast. The
,show which airs on
Tuesday nights at 8 p.m ET
is centered on the Sutton
family. Playing the role of
Lizzie Sutton, is fifteen
year-old Rhyon Brown.
She is a life long veter-
an of stage and TV having
started theater training at
age five and began acting,
dancing and singing in
local theater productions.
Brown then advanced on to
print modeling (The Gap
and Disney to name some)
and doing TV commer-
cials. This led to acting
roles on TV and in films
many of her guest roles
turned into recurring roles.
This was the case for
"Judging Amy," "Boston
Public," "That's So
Raven," "Hidden Hills,"
.and "The Bernie Mac
Show." She has had guest
star roles on "ER,",
"Seventh Heaven," "Two
and a Half Men," "My
Wife and Kids,"
"Girlfriends," and the list
goes on. She was in 50
Cents' movie Get Rich or
Brown is loaded with
talent i.e., singing, danc-
ing, acting with cutie pie
good looks to boot. Despite
a life long involvement in
show business and literally
growing up on Hollywood
studio sound stages, Brown
is remarkably down to
earth and for real about life
as a teenager. She didn't
want to miss out on regular
school in lieu of being
home schooled or tutored
on the set so Brown attends
ity of her friends are regu-
lar non show biz school
hangin' buddies who are
not star struck and under-
stand her professional
When asked how her on
screen character Lizzie
Sutton's life style, actions
and decisions effect her
personal viewpoint about
her real life thoughts and
actions, Brown responds,
"Yeah, I have looked at
stuff like that. When I get
the script, my"mom and I
actually sit down and read
it together. We never read
the script alone. We kind
of made this pact that
when ever we get a script,
no matter what we're
doing, we'll read it togeth-
er. Once we read the entire
script we talk about the
things that Lizzy is going
through. It's really kind of
funny because my family
is designed exactly like the
Sutton family so Lizzy and
I are kind of the same.
go through this situation I
can pull from this or 'OK
Lizzy, that wasn't smart.'"
Now that she is older,
what are some of the dif-
ferences she sees in the
business? Brown reflects,
"Definitely the longer
hours. The adults start
using more profanity
around you because you
aren't little and cute any-
more. Being older allows
me to play a larger array of
parts. They give you the
more meaty stuff. You get
the more challenging
things to do. For me it was
the kidnapping and Lizzy
is going to go through a
really tough time in this
next season and the emo-
tions that she has to pull
through is one of the great-
est roles I've had to do and
the most I've had to con-
nect to myself."
Having gone through
the entire process of being
a small child actor to teen,
what advice would Brown
give to a parent who wants
their small child to .act?
She adamantly states,
"Make sure you keep them
grounded because he/she
is a regular kid. In this
business, people look at
kids and think they are not
regular kids but the way I
look at it, is that everybody
has a talent and the talent
that I have makes me have
to be in the public eye." To
make this point, I asked
Brown why she was not
present a recent event that
I was expecting to see her
and her reply was, "I had a
lot of cleaning to do at
home." Is that normal, or
Warm happy birthday
wishes go out to child
actress Kristen Combs
Nickelodeon), 12 years-
old, September 30; teen
actress Ryhon Brown
(Lincoln Heights, ABC
Family), sweet 16,
October 6; child actress
Kylee Russell ("Jump-
in," Disney), 12 yrs old,
October 8. All of these
young ladies are mem-
bers of Rych McCain's
Personal Family of
Grammy award winning
superstar vocalist Aretha
"Queen of Soul"
Franklin will drop her
first ever Christmas
album titled This
October 14 on the DMI
Records label. The album
CD with eleven slamin'
soulful tracks will be sold
exclusively at Borders,
Borders.com. This album
is vintage Aretha! Her
vocals are as silky
smooth, dynamic, power-
ful and emotionally excit-
ing as ever. The sound is
a mixture of contempo-
rary to traditional cuts
with all up-to-date
arrangements. This proj-
ect is a "must have" for
every true Aretha fan as
well as new converts!
Watch for the new mix
tape "Go Hard or Go
Home," by St. Louis rap-
per Jus Bleezy featuring
DJ Khaled, Rick Ross,
Murphy Lee and Fat Joe
on the JBE (Jus Bleezy
En terta in men t)
Starring Dennis Quaid,
Rob Brown, Nelsan
Ellis, Kris Wolf, Charles
S. Dutton, Aunjanue
Ellis and Omar Benson
Miller. Directed by Gary
Fleder. Screenplay by
Charles Leavitt based on
the book "Ernie Davis:
The Elmira Express; The
story of a Heisman
Produced by Derek
Dauchy, Arne L. Schmid
and Ryan Kaveanaugh.
This film is based on
the true life story of Ernie
Davis, the first black
Heisman Trophy winner.
Davis was a ground
breaking running back at.
Syracuse University from
1959 to 1961 who fol-
lowed behind the great
Jim Brown. Many of his
records still stand. He
was the MVP for the
1959 Cotton Bowl where
as a sophomore; he: led
Syracuse to the National
Championship with an
undefeated season. Davis
signed with the
Cleveland Browns but
never played pro ball. He
died from acute monocyt-
ic leukemia at age 23.
Rob Brown does an out-
standing job portraying
Davis and the entire
movie does an excellent
job taking the viewer
back to a period of time
where America was real-
ly ugly. This is a must see
Starring Shia LaBeouf,
Anthony Azizi and Billy
Bob Thornton. Directed
by D.J. Caruse. Written
by Daniel McDermott,
Travis Wright, John
Glenn and Hillary Seitz.
Produced by Roberto
Orci, Alex Kurtzman and
The things that go on
in this flick is great enter-
tainment but on the for
real side, government law
have the advance high
tech know how and
equipment to do some
pretty scary things. We're
talking about monitoring
and recording literally
every telephone conver-
sation in the U.S. to
locating your where-
abouts anytime they see
fit, to spying on you to
you name it, without you
even knowing or suspect-
ing anything. Jerry Shaw
(LaBeouf) and Rachel
are two strangers who
were forced to join
together after a female
computer began calling
their cell phones, track-
ing their every move and
controlling things that
were happening to them.
The movie can get slow
in spots but eventually
does become a nail biter
to the end. If you crave
suspense and action you
had better give this one a
Hit me up at feedback-
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(Love and work)
Top Rated Primetime Programs Among African-American TV Homes,
Week Ending September 28, 2008
1. NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, NBC
2. CSI: MIAMI, CBS
3. DANCING WITH THE STARS, ABC
4. THE OC, FOX
5., DANCING W/STARS SP-9/23, ABC
6. CSI: NY, CBS
7. GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM, ABC
8., CRIMINAL MINDS, CBS
9. EXTREME MAKEOVER, ABC
10. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, ABC
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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Financially Continued from
forty-eight years, had to get a divorce because they could not afford the medication
for the wife's illness. About 12 percent of immigrants from Mexico are sending less
to relatives in Mexico because they are not making enough money to support them-
selves and help family members. Illegal immigration is down about 500,000 from
last year. Banks are closing and many who have had long term relationships with
their banks are nowv seeing the banks closing down their line of credit and bouncing
their checks. The housing market is still suffering and the number of foreclosures
are still growing.
So, what is it going to take for Americans to see we need dramatic changes to turn
this around. We have thirty days to watch the candidates and their choices. The
choices can not be done off the cuff and with misrepresentations, claiming you are a
Obama Continued from A-1
investigating a Christian University in Oregon where four students confessed to
hanging a likeness of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama from a tree
And, what about the large number of churches that prayed against Obama even
though such activity is against IRS' policy for non-profit organizations. And, what
about the teachings of Christianity?
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listing is as follows:
1. Eternity Lionel Richie
2. Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder
3. Waiting On The World To Change John Mayer
4. American Prayer Dave Stewart
5. Battle Cry Shontelle
6. Make It Better Los Lonely Boys
7. Pride In The Name Of Love John Legend
8. I Have A Dream BeBe Winans
9. Am I All Alone Suai
10. One Is The Magic # Jill Scott
11. Love & Hope Ozomatli
12. Looking East Jackson Browne
13. Out of Our heads Sheryl Crow
14. Promised Land Malik Yusef with Kanye West and Adam Levine of Maroon 5
15. Hold On Yolanda Adams I
16. America The Beautiful Keb' Mo'
17. America Ken Stacey
18. Wide River Buddy Miller
After the election, the CD is due to be released through other outlets.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
BORROWING ONE TRILLION DOLLARS COULD SAVE AMERICA BY
(WRITTEN OCTOBER 1, 2008)
The article, "THE FINANCIAL RAPING OF AMERICA BY THE BUSH
MACHINE!!" like most other articles on the subject of solving this financial crisis,
have said that the present congressional bail out of Wall Street is not good for the
American citizen on main street! But then what is the right thing to do with the pro-
posed one trillion dollars intended to bail out Wall Street?? Basically it must be used
to put American citizens back to work? The Free Market System of Supply and
Demand is no more than a greedy man's construct to take advantage on the public. It
is not a natural law of economic nature!! Present day Monopoly is its greatest cor-
The under lying need is to put Americans back to work with new and better jobs.
This infusion of one trillion dollars could very easily do this. How can this be done??
There are at least five basic things that can be accomplished with this borrowed
money and are listed as follows;
1. Putting real regulations back on runaway financial corporations, and taking an
ownership stake in exchange for any taxpayer support
2. Providing mortgage relief so ordinary Americans stop losing their homes.
3. Putting millions to work by investing in new green jobs and infrastructure
4. Investing in a health care plan to cover everyone
5. Stop giving American businesses tax breaks for sending manufacturing jobs out
of the country.
When you put Americans back to work money will start to flow within the commu-
nities and thus generate other jobs for Americans, followed by the ability to collect
taxes, generate more support lobs and then pay down the National Debt!! This is not
socialism in the bad, but common sense in the FDR New Deal sense.
Dr. J. Alva Scruggs, BS, MS, MA, EdD
NOTICE OF PROCUREMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES --
REQUEST FOR PRE-QUALIFICATIONS Information (RFQ)
Pursuant to Jacksonville Ordinance Code Chapter 126,
The Turner Construction Company will consider the contracting for providing pro-
fessional services as Referenced for the following construction project.
CONSTRUCTION OF DUVAL COUNTY UNIFIED COURTS FACILITY. To be
located at, Downtown Jacksonville bordered by: W. Adams Street to the South, N
Pearl Street to the East, W. Duval Street to the North and N. Broad Street to the East.
Turner Construction Co. is seeking to Pre-Qualify Subcontractors wishing to bid for
construction elements of the Duval County Unified Courts Facility.
All Subcontractors will be required to provide a complete Pre-Qualification
Package prior to receiving a Request for Proposal (RFP) from Turner Construction
Co. Subcontractors that have a qualification statement on file with Turner need only
provide updated information as required by Turner. A copy of the Pre-Qualification
package is available online at www.tumerconstruction.com Please see right hand
top comer of site for Link. Please submit on line after completion.
The proposed facility will include 800,000 s.f. Courthouse, Auger. Cast Piles (Deep
Foundations), Concrete Frame, Steel, Pre Cast, Roof System, Electric Service,
Plumbing, HVAC, Fire Alarm System, Low Voltage, Carpentry, Ceilings Detention,
Security, Audio Visual, Audio Visual, Data Telephone and Interior Fit out Finishes
Local subcontractor participation is encouraged. Including but not limited to JSEB
partners and MBE firms.
Business entities interested in providing construction services for the
Duval County Unified Courts Facility (Project), are hereby notified that their
"Statement of Qualifications" Online or if not available submittals can be sent by
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unopened no exceptions. Please send all information to Turner Construction
Company Offices Located @ 800 North Magnolia Avenue Orlando FL 32803 Send
to the attention of: Mr. Louis Fiore Suite-500
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selection process and to reject any or all Statements of Qualifications.
Any questions, please call either Louis Fiore @ 407-402-2804 or Ms. Margaret
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LOCAL SECTION B
Dr. Joseph Johnson as Bethune-Cookman
University's 2008 Homecaming Parade Marshall
Dr. Joseph Johnson served as an Associate Trustee at
Bethune-Cookman University for many years. He was
choose to serve as the Parade Marshall for this year's
"It takes a noble person to plant a seed for a tree that
will one day provide shade to those whom he may never
This quote by David Trueblood epitomizes the
life of Mr. Joseph Johnson, a champion of education
and its ability to transform the lives of deserving indi-
Mr. Johnson served as an Associate Trustee of
Bethune-Cookman University. As a member of the
group, he worked tirelessly, giving of his time, talent
and treasure to safeguard the future of Bethune-
Cookman University. However, Mr. Johnson's devo-
tion did not begin with his tenure as a trustee, but is
part of a decades old family legacy. Recognition of
his family's commitment to the college is evidenced
by the display of a portrait of Mr. Johnson's mother
which hangs in the Carl S. Swisher Library on the
campus of Bethune-Cookman University.
Known as a distinguished elocutionist and vocal-
ist, Mr. Johnson has used his gifts to bring joy to the
Bethune-Cookman University community and
beyond. Moreover, he has fostered character building
attributes in countless young people and inspired
them to realize their dream of becoming influential
leaders in their communities and our nation.
Mr. Johnson is a humanitarian who has sought to
improve our world and enable others to open their
eyes to a brighter tomorrow. That's why he was
choose to be this years's Parade Marshall for the
2008 Bethune-Cookman University Homecoming
Parade,t which will be held Saturday, October 11,
2008. The theme for this year is "Flight 104: You
Are Now Free to Roam Wildcat Country."
The Homecoming Game Kick-off will be at 4:00
p.m. in Municipal Stadium with Bethune Cookman
University taking on Delaware State University.
JAA Executive to Serve as New
The Airport Council International -
John Clark will lead North American
Airports in 2009
JACKSONVILLE, October 2, 2008 John
Clark, Executive Director and CEO of the
Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA), has been
elected by the general membership of The Airport
Council International North America (ACI-
NA) as their new Chairman for 2009.
Clark oversees, manages and develops
Jacksonville's Airport System, which includes
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), Craig
Airport, Herlong Airport and Cecil Field. He has
decades of leadership experience in aviation and
Before taking on his current position with
JAA, Clark served as Vice President for Aviation
for the Jacksonville Port Authority. Prior to com-
ing to Jacksonville, he worked as the city of
Detroit's Airport Director and held management
positions with airports in Sacramento and Fresno,
"I am delighted at this opportunity to use my
know ledge and experience in aviation to lead this
council." said Clark. "I aim to make substantial
progress in strengthening the abilities of airports
across the United States and Canada to better
serve their passengers, customers and communi-
ACI-NA member airports enplane more than
95 percent of domestic and virtually all the inter-
national airline passenger and cargo traffic in
Nadens Mateus connect-
ed on a 42-yard winner
with 28 seconds left to
give Edward Waters
College a 20-17 victory
at home over Webber in a
It was the Tigers' first
win this season. They
host George Mason for
homecoming Saturday at
3 p.m. at Raines High
McKinzie was 21 of 37
for 268 yards and two
"Mike plays like a
senior. He's just a fresh-
man, said coach Kevin
Clark. "He has great
leadership ability, reads
the defenses very well
and is not afraid to run
Trentt Stewart ran
for 41 yards on 11 car-
ries. Stewart also had
three catches for 10
yards including a TD.
Bellamy caught three
passes for 58 yards, one
for 21 yards and a score.
Receiver Johnat Johnson
continued his solid year
with six catches for 91
yards. Johnson also had a
26-yard kickoff return.
"You can always
count on Johnson. He
made some clutch catch-
ep, even though he didn't
get into the end zone,"
The Warriors had a
17-10 lead after Dwayne
Sanders ran 20 yards for
a touchdown to begin the
fourth quarter, but
Edward Waters scored 10
The Tigers .defense
held the Warriors to 189
yards of offense while
piling up 321. Mateus
added a 32-yard field
goal in the third quarter.
He also led the EWC
defense with six tackles.
"Mateus is a very
versatile player. He's a
senior, and week he dis-
plays those skills that
helped him become the
players of the years last
Webber (0-4, 0-1)
scored first on Rupert
Webley's 18-yard run in
the first quarter and held
a 10-7 lead at halftime on
Thomas Baertschi's 23-
yard field goal.
"It was good to get
the win, especially after
the way we let those last
two games slip away,"
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baby in the middle of our relationship. When we make plans, she GENERAL INFORMATION
brings the child over and he baby sits. If the child gets sick she calls
him in the middle of the night. The final straw came when we DEFINITION: An inflammatory disease of the skin
planned to go out-of town and she left him a message to get the occurs primarily in patients with diabetes. It is not contagious.
baby from daycare. We didn't see her for two days. He needs to which occurs primarily in patients with diabetes. It is not contagious.
choose between our relationship or the baby. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Skin of.the shins.
Fed Up St. Louis, MO SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Adults of both sexes.
a SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: One or more plaques (raised, flat-topped skin lesions)
Dear Fed Up: with the following characteristics: *The center of the plaque appears yellow and wavy.
The junk min your trunk isn't so good that you can make a man pick you over his child. If
you want the baby mama to stop playing games hit her with reverse psychology. The father The borders are darker and may be violet. *Plagues measure 2cm to 10cm in diameter.
should voluntarily start spending so much time with the baby that the mother will become *Veins under the plaques can be seen easily because the skin is atrophied.
a little lonely. This will slow her up on those bogus drop-ins. Don't force him to choose *Plaques don't itch or hurt.
because you'll come up empty handed and dry as the Grand Canyon. *Plaques may have ulcers in the center.
Dear Deanna! CAUSES: Unknown. 60% occur in patients with diabetes mellitus; however, less
Dear Deanna! -an 0 o dat p de N .
When I met the woman I'm with, I wasn't saved. Now I've given my life to the Lord and than 0.5% of diabetic persons develop NLD.
she doesn't understand why I won't have sex with her. I asked her to marry me but she said RISK INCREASES WITH: Diabetes.
no. I don't feel as if I can continue this relationship because my salvation is more impor- HOW TO PREVENT: Cannot be prevented at present even with good control
tant. What should I do? of diabetes.
Dennis Memphis, TN WHAT TO EXPECT
Dear Dennis: APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE:
You're doing the right thing by avoiding fornication which is a sin. It's not worth it to send *Self-care. *Doctor's Treatment. *Biopsy.
your soul to Hell over lust-a moment of passion with someone who isn't your spouse. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES: *Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical his-
Lead her to the Lord and help her become saved. God doesn't want you to be unequally story and physical exam by a doctor.
yoked so don't sweat the marriage rejection. Pray for her and continue to walk with God POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Lesions may ulcerate or become infected,
so she'll see your faith and obedience. )
************************ delaying or preventing healing.
Dear Deanna! PROBABLE OUTCOME: The lesions of NLD are slow to heal; they sometimes
Help me fast! My mother's having an affair on my father and I'm in the middle. I've lied remain for several years. In rare cases, they are incurable, but life expectancy is not
for my mother and covered for her but I think she's about to get busted. My dad's real sus- affected.
picious and he's going to question me soon. I'm loyal to both my parents and I don't want HOW TO TREAT
to hurt neither one. My dad's a good man and if he asks mne, I carl't look him in the eye and
lie about it. Help! MEDICATION: Your doctor may prescribe: *Topical steroids under occlusion to
Anonymous Indianapolis, IN reduce inflammation. Medicine under an .occlusive dressing may sting, bum, itch, or
cause dryness. It can also cause infection of the hair follicles, acne like eruptions, sec-
Dear Anonymous: ondary infection, changes in skin color, softening of the skin, or colored stripes on the
Let your mother know she's wrong and shouldn't be doing this to your dad. Your mother is skin. *Steroids injected directly into lesions. *Aspirin or dipyridamole to interfere with
unfit because she's teaching you adultery, fornication and lying. If your dad asks, don't lie
--tell everything you know. Pray for your mother because when that drama harvest comes blood clotting. The effectiveness of these drugs for this disorder has not been proven.
in that she's sowing it's not going to be pretty. She's going to reap what she sowed in such GENERAL MEASURES: If topical steroids with occlusion have been prescribed:
a way that only the Lord can save her. *Gently rub a small amount of steroid medicine into the affected area. *Reapply a small
amount. *Cover the area with clear, pliable, non-porous plastic wrap. To provide addi-
Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 La Cienega, Suite 1283, tional moisture, if needed: cover the area with a damp, clean cloth before applying the
Beverly Hills,CA90211orEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.askdeanna.comn R t i t ce e e ang
plastic or briefly soak the affective area in water after applying the medicine. *Change
__ the dressing as often as your doctor instructs. *Reapply medicine every time you
change the plastic-film dressing.
ACTIVITY0 No restriction. DIET: No special diet.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF: *You have symptoms of NLD. *Lesions don't ulcer-
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events ate in the center. *Signs of infection, such as swelling, pain, redness, tenderness or
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. fever, appear around lesions. *New, unexplained symptoms develop: Drugs used in
treatment may produce side effects.
THE FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION and HON- Dr. Watkins can be heard live Sunday at 7:05 pm EST on
ORARY CHAIRS BETSY LOVETT and GILCHRIST BERG will host www.KCOHRadio.com. He is a 330 Mason and Grand Medical Director for the
United Supreme Council. S. J. and Imperial Council (Black Shriners Nationwide).
FCCJ's annual fundraiser celebration March 7, 2009 at the College's Deerwood 713-433-4536.
Center. Guests will "set sail" toward Terminal Venezia Passeggeri in the intrigu- -| _|
ing city of Venice, Italy for a night of festive dining, dancing, music and enter-
tainment. Save March 7 on your calendar to join Betsy Lovett, Gilchrist Berg,
FCCJ President Steven Wallace and friends for a bon-voyage reception, silent
auction and non-stop fun, beginning at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will fund
student scholarships. The Deerwood Center is located at 9911 Old Baymeadows
Road. For more information on this year's scholarship fundraiser please contact
the Foundation office at 904-632-3237.
DOUGLAS ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL classmates from all of the grad uat-
ing classes, from 1959 through 1969 are invited to attend a very important orga-
nizational meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Lillian 0 0 o
Saunders Center, located near the current Douglas Anderson School of The Arts
(off White Ave.). The purpose of the meeting is to begin planning for a GRAND
CELEBRATION in 2009 that will commemorate 50 YEARS since the FIRST
graduating class of 1939 graduated from the historical south side high school.
Therefore, the enthusiasm, support and talent that can be hoisted from each class
and its members will be crucial to the success of this Historical and Grandiose N
occasion, envisioned to occur toward the end of December 2009. The anticipat- N OW is the tim e to. o..
ed celebration will encompass the existence of each and every graduating class
over the ten year period, 1959-1969. Every classmate is encouraged to be pres-
ent at this meeting and also become actively involved. Contact person is Coach R EG IS T E R TO V O TE
Nathaniel Washington: 765-2316 and 210-6422.
1st ANNUAL SCAVENGER .HUNT BENEFITING COMMUNITY On or before
PedsCare hosted by The American Legion Riders Post 283 located at 9459 Fort
Caroline Rd., in Jacksonville. Saturday, October 11, 8:30 a.m. (check-in) to 3:30 M onday, October 6, 2008
p.m. Open to all motorcycles (350 co+) and vehicles. Tickets are $20 (early reg-
istration) or $25 (at the door). this event was organized by the American Legion by 5:00 p.m .
Riders Post 283 to benefit Community PedsCare, a program that provides sup-
port, comfort, and care to children with life-limiting conditions and their fami- Your registration allows you to vote in city,
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER TO VOTE -Duval County county, state, and federal elections.
Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland reminds citizens that the last day to reg-
ister to vote or change party affiliation for the November 4th General Election For more information or to CHECK YOUR
is Monday, October 6th, 2008 by 5:00 p.m. Citizens who wish to vote in the VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS, call (904) 630-1414,
General Election must return their completed voter registration application to visit www.duvalelections.com or visit one of the
one of the elections offices (105 E. Monroe Street or 5200-2 Norwood Ave) or Supervisor of Elections Offices:
mail the application to the Supervisor of Elections Office at 105 East Monroe
Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. Mailed applications must be postmarked by Main Office Branch Office
Monday, October 6th, 2008. 105 East Monroe Street 5200-2 Norwood Avenue
If a citizen has previously registered to vote, but needs to update their signature
or request to have an absentee ballot mailed to their address, they must do so by VOTE in 2008!
5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. To request an absentee ballot call the
Supervisor of Elections office at (904) 630-1414.
Voters already registered to vote in Florida, may change their permanent residen- H
tial address or name up to and including Election Day and will be able to vote at |
their correct precinct in the Primary Election. For more information regarding the
voter registration deadline, contact Tracie Collier at (904) 630-1414. ,
POLL WARNING: It is AGAINST THE LAW to wear campaign gear of any JERRY HOLLAND
type to the polls (i.e., shirts, buttons, flags, etc.). This is considered campaign- DUVAL COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
ing and no one can campaign within X amount of feet of the polls. This is a long (904) 630-1414 www.duvalelections.com
standing law that will surely be ENFORCED THIS YEAR! See you at the (.4, 3.44. ... w. d l..... .. uaectos
polls on November 4th. .... .... .
By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.
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OCTOBER 4, 2008
PAIiU r, D-I0 1 A OCTOBERzlv 4 A0
Your Weekly Horc
OCTOBER 4, 2008 OCTOB]
(Aries March 21st thru
April 19th) You have a
goal in mind big
trampling on others to get
there -- it's bad for your
karma! Around Tuesday
and Wednesday, you're
more of an idea person
rather than an action go-
getter. Get in cahoots with
someone who thinks like
you do for double the
brainpower (and double
the fun, too). Then after all
that conscious thought,
your subconscious has a
message for you at the end
of the workweek. Write
down those dreams and
tune into those visions.
This weekend, toss the
schedule aside and see
what. allures you from
moment to moment.
(Taurus-April 20th thru
May 20th) If you've been
w thinking about
getting out of
town, go ahead
and firm up
those plans on Monday
when the stars smile on
future journeys. Tuesday
and Wednesday bring some
unusual energy your way,
perhaps in the form of a
work or a personal chal-
lenge. This could be a
bend-or-break situation --
which will you do? After
this, fun with friends (or a
romantic interest) is in
order at the end of the
workweek. Those who
know and love you best
energize you, and vice
versa. This weekend you
just might be impetuous,
spontaneous and ready to
dive into something new.
(Gemini May 21st thru
June 21st) If you're -con-
Z fused or indeci-
expect a sudden
flash of insight
on Monday. Around
Tuesday and Wednesday,
however, if you apply
yourself, you're likely to
experience the dawning of
a useful point of view. To
prompt it, consider the
most outlandish of options
and seek out advice from
an odd source. An email, a
text or other communique
could be misunderstood at
the end of the workweek;
beware of assumptions
now. When the weekend
comes, your feelings will
come across beautifully.
(Cancer June 22nd thru
July 22nd) Playing hooky
S or working from
home might not
be a bad idea
because your regular rou-
tine may present some
irregular issues now.
Around Tuesday and
Wednesday be sure to direct
negative feelings appropri-
ately. You don't want to end
up tangling with your boss
when your relationship's the
source of your frustration --
or vice versa. But spread
the good stuff around. By
the end, of the workweek,
the stars are sending plenty
of mojo your way. You'll
click with others now in a
most satisfying way. This
weekend, do what it takes
to truly unwind.
(Leo July 23rd thru
August 22) Wanna make a
r I on Monday? It's
easy -- make it
all about them.
They'll think you're the cat's
pajamas (accurately, of
course). Around Tuesday.
and Wednesday, some-
body's quirks may make
you crazy, but even you can
admit you've got a few of
your own. Try to loosen up
or laugh it off. Your work or
personal priorities require
attention at the end of the
workweek. The most
appealing possibilities may
not ultimately satisfy you.
This weekend, almost any-
thing's fun, so why not try
something entirely differ-
(Virgo -August 23rd thru
September 22nd) On
Monday, fit in
some fun -- a lit-
tle flirtation, a
quick coffee with
a friend, whatever it takes
to kick the week off right.
Arourid Tuesday and
Wednesday, you have the
tenacity to apply yourself to
a task or situation, but then
again, if you think more
freely first, an entirely new
and improved approach
may present itself. Don't
overlook esoteric ideas. Try
saying 'I hear what you're
saying' at the end of the
workweek even if you're
thinking 'You're a total
wingnut.' You just might
change your mind. Watch
your wallet and any inter-
twined finances this week-
(Libra September 23rd
thru October 22nd) If you
S find yourself
dragging a bit on
*- | Monday, consid-
er why you're
feeling this way. You'll
want to have your emotion-
al state sorted out by
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Expect some pretty spectac-
ular energy from the stars,
including a possible roman-
tic interlude. Your knack for.
'getting' others is hot now.
Don't expect big results.
You might be disappointed
at the end of the workweek,
but smaller plans will go
rather nicely. As for the
weekend, find opportunities
to cooperate and compete.
Have some fun -- create
something or play a game,
one-on-one or in a group.
(Scorpio October 23rd
thru November 21st)
You're a people
super aware of
on Monday, so seize this
day big time! Around
Tuesday and Wednesday,
family and/or household
matters should be a priori-
ty. A little maintenance of
your relationships and sur-
roundings now prevents
issues later. Then it's time
to leave mundane stuff
(mostly) behind and stretch
that imagination at the end
of the workweek. Think
big, think bold, think beau-
tiful -- and think romance!
This weekend, look for
common ground rather
than conflict. Being the
one to make the first over-
ture feels fantastic.
ER 10, 2008
22nd thru December 21st)
"" A penny saved is
a penny you can
spend on some-
thing bigger and
better later on Monday.
Around Tuesday and
Wednesday, you have a
bright, shiny quality that
attracts others; your gen-
uine interest in them keeps
'em around. Don't forget to
share your latest odd fasci-
nation. At the end of the
workweek, it's a good thing
your head is securely
attached. You're prone to
lose most everything else,
including track of time at a
crucial moment if you're
not careful. A great date or
an outing with friends this
weekend might involve a
game -- wanna watch or
22nd thru January 19th)
I- Force yourself
to focus on any-
thing and every-
thing other than
work on Monday -- get out-
side, connect with friends,
enjoy life! There's plenty of
time to catch up on Tuesday
and Wednesday, when the
stars say you'll be extra
organized and decisive --
perfect. Around Thursday
and Friday, a favorite proj-
ect or plan may go awry,
but don't despair. Rethink
and regroup, and get a con-
sultation from a friend, a
mentor or somebody in the
know. When the weekend
comes, the wheels are
greased for whatever it is
you're looking to do. Enjoy
some serious kismet!
thru February 18th) Do
o w something you
n't even consider
on. Monday. The
venture out of your comfort
zone might just feel very
freeing. Tuesday and
Wednesday probably find
you focused on what's hap-
pening at work -- or what
should be happening in
your career. It could be time
to get proactive about your
path. Find a community
you share values with
around Thursday and
Friday. A political event,
the arts, whatever unites
people on common ground
finds you at home. And
when the weekend comes,
have a plan -- or just resign
yourself to something, even
if it's getting very little
(Pieces February 19th
and March 20th) Work's
not where it's at
for you as the
week begins --
you're slow to judge, you're
much more about the
process than any goal. It's
terrific stuff for any cre-
ative pursuits, and for rela-
tionships ... and for experi-
encing the world in all of its
glory. Save more action-
oriented endeavors for
Thursday and Friday, when
you're sharper -- a problem-
solver and a negotiator.
This weekend, practice
moderation, as more than a
little of anything goes a
long way -- plus you'll love
the variety involved in mix-
ing it up a bit!
into the missing person files.
From Actual Police Reports
_F ee Did You Hear About?
SHE OWED HIM $10.00
SO HE BEAT HER UP An
officer was dispatched to the
area of Mayport and Plaza in
reference to a battery that had
just occurred. The com-
plainant/witness was follow-
ing the suspect, Mr. B, who
was with another subject, and
had just entered a convenience
store at 'the 1200 block of
Mayport Rd. The officer made
contact with the suspect when
he exited the store and spoke
with him and the other, sub-
ect. Another officer was on a
call across the street and was
flagged down by the witness/,complainant, Mr. H., who advised the officer that
he just witnessed the entire beating and followed the suspect and other black
male, watching them enter the store and exiting and now talking to the other offi-
cer. The second officer then took the witness/complainant across the street to
identify the suspect, which he did. He said the suspect struck the victim in the
face with his fist and that she fell to the ground and the suspect kept hitting her
and kicking her. He said that the suspect said the victim owed him $10.00 and
that is why he beat her up. The officer made contact with the victim, Ms. SL, and
another black male who witnessed the incident. Ms. SL said that the suspect
thinks that she owes him $10.00, but she does not think that she does. Suspect
Mr. B, denied any knowledge of the events and continuously stated that the offi-
cers were "fu ked up" and "framing" him. He was placed under arrest.
HE YELLED "BLACK PEOPLE, CHECK THIS OUT!" -An officer
responded to assist an officer who was inves-
tigating an alleged auto theft in the 1300
block of West 11th St. He recognized a black
male with dredlocks that fit the description of
Sa car thief in another incident involving a
j \ stolen car. As they approached the defendant
S \ / \ and asked for his identification. The defen-
/ \ dant immediately began yelling obscenities
4/ \ \ and accusing them of harassing him for no
other reason that his race. He told them that
he had no identification on him and turned to
leave. The officer had to repeat several
instructions for the defendant to stand still
and identify himself, and to that he responded by insisting that they were harass-
ing him and he yelled out toward bystanders, saying, "Black people, check this
HE LASTED 21 DAYS ON PROBATION, NOW HE HAS TO SERVE 5
YEARS IN PRISON -A warrant was served on Mr. EG after he was placed on
probation 21 days ago for the offense
of Public Assistance Fraud in the
Circuit Court of Duval County, for a
term of five years in accordance with
the provisions of Chapter 948, Florida
Statues, and that the offender has not
properly conducted himself, but has
violated the conditions of his proba-
tion in a material respect by Violation
of Condition 4 of the Order of
Probation, by failing to live and
remain in liberty without violating any
law by committing the criminal
offense of Grand Theft Unspecified -
$300 to less than $5,000. The subject
was read his constitutional Rights and transported to the PTDF.
NOT ONLY DUI IS DANGEROUS, WHAT ABOUT DRIVING WHILE
"MD" AND "B" ON A DRINKING BINGE -An officer was dispatched to a
residence where the wife of the victim, Mr. B, stated that she was in bed about a
month ago, while her husband was watching television. She said she woke up
and he was gone. When she looked outside, the car was gone. She called her hus-
band's cell phone and he stated that he was on Merit Rd. and would be home in
fifteen minutes. The complainant said she has not seen or heard from him since
then. She said that he does not have a car adaptor to charge his cell phone and
that the battery is dead. She also stated that she received a bank statement and
that there were A.T.M. transactions from Merrill Rd. three days after he had left.
The complainant stated that her husband
jhas been diagnosed as Manic Depressive
and Bipolar. She said that he stopped tak-
ing his medication several weeks prior to
"-----,i his disappearance. Also, she stated that he
has been on a drinking binge. She stated
that she did not report him as missing ear-
h lier because he has done this before, how-
pever, he has never been gone this long. A
check on the car revealed that it was towed
from the 3100 block of N. Myrtle Ave.
g\. I-' I ~ two weeks ago. The victim was entered
THE STA R
-. third game of the season. on five catches. Jones now ular-season. games dating Steelers, a 23-20 01 winm-
S'Jacksonville played has 14 career touchdowns, back to last year...Del Rio ner over Baltimore.
without free safety Reggie tied for the fourth-most in improved to 47-37 since Jacksonville scored a 31-29
Nelson (knee) and lost cor- franchise history. taking over the Jaguars in victory in the first round of
-. nerback Rashean Mathis "Thank God we have a 2003...Wide receiver Jerry the 2007 playoffs at Heinz
S-' r (shin) during the game. quarterback like Dave that Porter made his Field, the Jags' first playoff
Mathis was replaced by can do it with his arms and Jacksonville debut after win since the 1999 season
veteran defensive back Will legs" said running back missing the first three and first under Del Rio.
,. James. Center Brad Fred Taylor. weeks with a hamstring Jacksonville also handed
Meester (biceps) was inac- Taylor had 25 yards on injury. He ended with one the Steelers a 29-22 defeat
tive and is expected to 10 carries and Maurice catch for six yards...Rookie during last year's regular
return after the bye week on Jones-Drew carried the ball defensive end Derrick season on Dec. 16 in
Oct. 26 versus Cleveland.. seven times for 32 yards. Harvey made his first Pittsburgh. Jacksonville has
Nickel back Scott Starks Garrard also rushed for 41 career start and registered a won the last four games
5 went on IR last week with a yards and a score on seven pair of tackles. with the Steelers and is 11-
knee injury, carries. Garrard improved THIS WEEK'S OPPO- 8' in the all-time series.
1 F%" ,The Jaguars opened the to 21-13 as a starter and fin- NENT: The Pittsburgh (Photos by Nancy Beecher)
scoring by gambling at the ished with a rating ofl103.1. '
Houston 41-yard line with a Jaguars
By MICHAEL BONTS Titans. The Jacksonville fake punt. Backup fullback JAGUARS NOTE-'* "
Sports Writer defense yielded 386 total Montell Owens took the BOOK: Jones became the
For the second week in yards, including 607 snap and ran to the end first Jaguar receiver since V
a row Josh Scobee kicked through the air to the win- zone to open the scoring. Jimmy SLpitli in 21001 1to o
the game winner for less Texans. Quarterback David have., five., of .e recep- "
Jacksonville. He has made 10 straight Garrard threw four inter- tions in the first cour games
His game- winning 37- field goals after missing ceptions to just one touch- He has 21 catches for 244 ,
yard kick at 11:25 of over- from 37 yards away at down in the first three yards this season...Taylor
time that gave the Jaguars a Tennessee in the season games. He was 23- of-32 and Jones-Drew were held
30-27 overtime victory opener. And Scobee was for 236 yards and a touch- in check for the third time
over the Houston Texans on the hero for the second con- down pass against the in four weeks...The Jaguars
Sunday. secutive game. His 51- Texans. Garrard hit eight won two of their first three
The Jaguars improved yarder with four seconds to different receivers against AFC South games for third
to 2-2 this season and are in go gave the Jaguars to a 23- Houston., time in five years (2004,
second place in the AFC 21 win over the Matt Jones led the team 2005)...Jacksonville has
South behind the 4-0 Indianapolis Colts in the with 71 yards and a score won eight of its last 12 reg-
Dolphins Can't Escape Davidson's Second Half ComebackI
By MICHAEL BONTS, Sports Writer for The Florida Star
Photos by Stan Cochrane /
Sophomore Ben Behrendt kicked a 23-yard field goal with 43 seconds left to lift Davidson to a 38-
35 Pioneer Football League victory over Jacksonville University.
The Wildcats (2-1, 1-0 PFL) trailed 35-14 with 4:29 left in the third quarter and scored 24 straight
points to earn the victory. The Dolphins (2-3, 1-1 PFL) tried a heave into the end zone on the last play of. 1 ,-
the game, but Davidson broke up the pass to clinch the victory.
"This is a tough loss to take," said JU head
coach Kemmin Bell. "\\When oiou gct a team dov\n
like that. \ou ha\e to finish the .Job and %\e didn't ?
Ruidell Small led Jackson\ ille ith 33 carries
for 21" \ards and three touchdowns. The rushing
total is the third highest output in school histor-N
and jist the fifth time a player has rushed for moire
.. than 200 Nards. Small became the first back to )o
r o\ er 200 \ards against Da, idson since
Georgetown's John Sinls ran for 268 \ards in 2003
..i quarterback Josh lcGregor thre\\ tfor 14' \ards and trwo scores.
/. Turnovers plagued .rU. furmbline it a\ta\ three times \\ith one interception. Da\idson con\cried those miscues
k Iinto l" points, including the game-\ inning leld goal JUi looked in control when the\ scored 21 unanl.\\ered points
to take a 21-" ad\iantage into halftime.
"You keep battling and go to \work. and that's \hat[ \e did." said Da'idson coach Tripp Merritt "\\e were not
going to gike up today\ 1 tell our gum.s not to look at the scoreboard: just pla\ the %%a. \ot are capable of playing
c ery do\ nIt
The wildcat' R\an Ale\ander passed for 230 yards ith 2 4 coinn in the second half. and three touchdowns.
Chad Barnes rushed 18 times for o \3ards M\ les Porter caught three passes for 93 yards and a TD. and Lemons fin-
ished the game \ith 11 tackles and a sack.
"When \\e \\ ere do\n n 21 points, \\e knew \e couldn't dig much deeper of a hole." Alexander said. "MNles' touch-
dow n reception and Brandon's interception were a few\ of the big pla\ s that sparked us."
The Dolphins ha\e an open \week in preparation for honiecoming on Thursday, Oct. 9 against \\ebber
International at ) p m. the Bolles School. (Photots b\ Stan Cochranel
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FSU Victorious In Bowdens's 500th Game
By MICHAEL BONTS, Sports Writer
Florida State posted their most impressive win of the sea-
son, as they celebrated coach Bobby Bowden's 500th career
game with a 39-21 win over previously unbeaten Colorado
at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.
"It was very big," said Bobby Bowden. "A loss would
have just buried us deeper."
The Seminoles (3-1) were searching for answers after
a12-3 Atlantic Coast Conference loss to Wake Forest.
Running back Antone Smith has a career day to lead
FSU, rushing for 154 yards and three touchdowns.
Quarterback Christian Ponder completed 10 of 22 passes for
119 yards and one interception.
Smith rushed for 101 yards in the first half, marking the
first Seminole to accomplish that since Jacksonville native
Leon Washington rushed for 135 yards in the 2005 Gator
Florida State's Michael Ray Garvin, a world class sprint-
er who qualified for the 2008 Olympic trials, scored on a 94-
yard kickoff return to give the Seminoles a 32-14 lead.
Florida State capitalized on an early Colorado turnover to
grab a 7-0 lead three minutes into the game on Smith's first
2-yard TD run. Smith had all 27 yards on the drive, which
following a fumble recovery by Neefy Moffett.
In all, FSU amassed 259 yards rushing, marking the sec-
ond time this season that the team has eclipsed 200 yards on
Game officials announced that 46,716 tickets were sold
for the game in the half-full 75,000-seat stadium, the small-
est crowd to watch the Seminoles play in the state in 25
The Seminoles take on rival Miami on the road this
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