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Criminal Acts, Police
Action, Answers Sought
Jacksonville 129 Homicides in 2008 and 27 Police Shootings
Man Shot Down on Beaver Street
It was not easy for Brian Stewart's family when they learned that
someone had pumped about twenty bullets in his body in broad
daylight last week. There are no leads to the murder.
The city was astonished when they heard that a teen had been
found in a dumpster on Broward Road. The four suspects, Mott,
Sanders, Tollerson and Howard have been arrested for the murder
Brian Stewart, 29 of 17-year-old Donald Washington III. Washington was the 10th
Four Tortured, Killed and Threw Teen in Dumpster teenakilled
And of course, many are having
thoughts about the number of
police shootings so far in 2008.
Jonathan Mott, 27; Eric Sanders, 25; Bobby Tollerson, However, they are also have sec-
21 and Derrise Howard, 26 suspects ond thoughts on the number of
guns that have been purchased
Man Carjacked Woman Friday, Pointed during the Campus
past year. Shooting
BB Gun, Killed by Police Monday pCedric hooting
Smith, according to sources had been involved, in several
activities including car jacking,,when he pointed a BB gun
at the police and was killed by the officers.
Campus shooting was not known at HBCU's yet, at
Cedric Savannah State last week Devon McIntosh was arrested for
Smith, 20 shooting another Savannah State Student. Devon
President Bush Pardons 14 How are we going to cope with
such violence? Some are upset because
President Bush pardoned 14 people so far, during his last
days in the White House. So, who pays? Criminal Continued on A-7
She Lived Alone until 118,
Passes at 120 Years ofAge
Pearl Gartrell was born in Tillsdale,
Georgia on April 1, 1888 as one of 15 chil-
dren. She lived in Jacksonville, Florida until
her death on Sunday, November 23, 2008.
The Baptist lady gave birth to. eight children
and has outlived all but one of them. Yet, she
refused-to move to a facility for the elderly
and until two years ago,. proved that she did
not need anyone to live with her. Actually, no
one lived with her totally, but her relatives
would alternate their time with her even
though her great granddaughter, Doris King
spent much of her time with her trying to
make sure things went as her great grand-
mother wanted them to go.
Ms. Gartrell did not have a copy of her birth
certificate since she was not born in a hospi-
tal. Her birth was recorded in a family Bible.
Gartrell, 10 Yars of a The Florida State ID card did not show the
Pearl Gartrell, 120 Years of age
exact year of her birth because the computer
would not activate the year, 1888. However, the Florida Department of Elder
Affairs acknowledged that she was perhaps the oldest person living in-Florida
until the time of her death.
Ms. Gartrell was very careful about her food and did not like to eat in restaurants
because she could not be guaranteed that the workers washed their hands..
The lady did have one habit that she would not give up her can of snuff.
Ms. Gartrell.was not a person with sickness but she did have some bouts of ill-
ness. In fact, the doctors thought she would surely die in 1991 when she contract-
ed pneumonia at the age of 103 and refused to be hospitalized. She did not like
to take medication and when such was prescribed, she
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City Native, Retired FBI
Agent Gives Black
After spending 30
years with the FBI,
joined another arm
and is now working
with the National Tony Richardson
Center for Missing
and Exploited Children.
As a guest on the Florida and
Georgia Star radio shows, Impact, Mr.
Richardson advised listeners of the
key things they should look for while
out shopping on Black Friday, the
largest shopping day of the year. He
also cautioned families to watch their
children on the Internet.
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Political Leaders Fight to
Ship and Money Coming
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Senator Bill Nelson, Congressman Ander Crenshaw and U. S. Senator Mel
In a joint effort, Florida members of the senate and house and the mayor,
met with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. The leaders,
acknowledged that Rear Admiral Kernan, showed that at least one nuclear
carrier should be based in Mayport. However, Virginia officials did not
agree and have initiated an effort to block a carrier from coming to
SMayport. Sen. Nelson said the Virginians were being "a little piggy."
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afternoon, we served
571 lunches at the
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hungry people than
usual. Last Thursday,
over 80 women, men
and children request-
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we had to place their
names on a waiting
list. In the last year,
we have seen a 136%
increase in the num-
ber of people seeking
primary care in our
dates 338 women,
men and children and
sive services to help
them stabilize their
lives so that they can
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We need increased
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to meet these stag-
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demand for our serv-
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Faith In Our Community
Schedule ofEvents and Services
MOUNT SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, with Rev. R.L. Gundy, Pastor proudly pres-
ents its 100th Anniversary Banquet and Awards Program
1908 2008. The theme is: "We are reflecting on thepast
and pressing towards the future," Phil. 3: 7-10. Friday,
December 5th at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Airport.
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Rev. Henry H. Rhim, Saint
Joseph Missionary Baptist Church; and Sister Evelyn.
Kimbrough, Mistress of Ceremonies. Buffet dinner,
Awards and Recognition, special recognition of Mothers
of the Mount, Recognition of Outstanding District Members.
For ticket information, please call (904) 354-7249.
THE GREATER EL-BETH-EL DIVINE HOLINESS
CHURCH located at 725 West Fourth St., Jacksonville,
FL is cooking! Don't feel like baking the Turkey! !! Let
El-Beth-El Kitchen Deep -fry or smoke your turkey for
Thanksgiving and Christmas (BRING YOUR TURKEY
OR HAM) we will HONEY BAKE YOUR HAM. We
will be taking orders November 14th thru 26th, 2008
from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and we will be taking
orders for Christmas December 15th thru 23rd, 2008
from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.n. Call 904- 359-0661 -
JACKSONVILLE CHICK-FIL-A restaurant at
Southside Boulevard at the Avenues will collect new and
unwrapped children's toys to benefit Trinity Rescue
Mission. Customers who donate a toy at the restaurant
through Friday, Dec. 12, will receive a complimentary
Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich for their generosity. "The
holiday season is truly a time to be thankful for what we
have and to give back to those who are in need," said Joel
Parker, franchise Operator of the restaurant. "In that spir-
it, our Chick-fil-A family is hosting this toy drive project
to inspire our community to help provide a special
Christmas to needy local children." Trinity Rescue
Mission is a non-profit Christian organization that pro-
vides a road to recovery for homeless individuals and
families in Jacksonville. For more information, call (904)
519-0505 or visit www.trinityrescue.org.
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64th Wedding Anniversary of
Mr. & Mrs. Richardson
SThe celebration for
S the 64th Wedding
Bertha Mae Watkins
Richardson & Earle
was held at the Edith
Center/2839 W. Beaver Street) on November 27, 2008.
The couple was married 11/28/1944 at the Duval
County Court House in Jacksonville, FL and renewed
their vows at
Baptist Church for
An ni ve r s ar v.
Their children are:
Gary and Keith
R ichardson. .. ,.
and Jo-Anne Jaey.
The couple has 21
grands, 43 great
grands & 2 great-
great grand chil-
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wait..."Are You Wearing the Right shoes?" Wed. Dec. 3
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1600 Selva Marina Drive AB. complimentary child care
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ANSLEY, Josephine M.,
died November 20, 2008.
Darlene, died November
BARNES, Angela L.,
died November 19, 2008.
BROWN, Mary, died
November 21, 2008.
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DIXON, Annie Ruth,
died November 19, 2008.
FENNER, Gunther, died
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JONES, Robert L., Sr.,
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The Church Directory
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ....................................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary)....................................11:00 a.m .
Tuesday Prayer Meeting.... ........ ......... 7:30 p.m. .
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study .............. 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor .
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus "'
(904) 764-5727 Church
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
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: PO. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder foseph Rice
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.m.
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A 'Jaguar' Celebrates his 70th
Hughes Family Celebrates Milestone Birthday
In the true sense of love and family, DeWitt T.
Hughes, Jr. was honored by his family and friends as
he celebrated his 70th birthday. No one ever doubts
DeWitt Hughes' loyalty and commitment as a Jaguar
fan. So it was very easy for the family when they were
planning the 70th birthday party for Hughes. The party
had as its theme 'Jaguar Mania'. Guests were asked to
wear jaguar attire or the team's colors, of course!
Donned in Jaguar attire, family members and guests
enjoyed festivities indoors and in the backyard held at
the home of Mrs. Annette Baker Hughes. The evening
culminated with Mr. Hughes cutting his themed birth-
day cake and acknowledging his appreciation for reach-
ing his milestone with his family and friends by his side
and with the family in the catering and restaurant busi-
ness the food was abundantly delicious!!
The Natural Truth Entertains At The Fair
If you were at the Fair this year we hope you heard
The Natural Truth Singers (Jacksonville's own
'Temptations') while there. The group was among the
musical performers at the' Greater Jacksonville Fair.
This fantastic group keeps your feet stomping and your
fingers snapping when they perform. And in case you
missed their performance at the Fair, you may take a lit-
tle drive up to Perry, GA on November 29th .The
Natural Truth Singers are opening for Denise Lasalle.
Will 'The Big Apple' be next?
A Thanksgiving Poem
The sun hath shed its kindly light,
Our harvesting is gladly o'er,
Our fields have felt no killing blight,
Our bins are filled with goodly store.
The Jaguar Cake
With incense sweet our thanks ascend;
Before thy works our powers pall;
Thou,'Ji hc shoun / strive cars itiihout end,
IH ii id not thank thie /t r their a//l
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
Happy Thanksgi ing to All!!
Mesdames Deloris Shipp and Annett Hughes.
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By Rych McCain
good thoughts and
wishes go out to the
family, friends and
fans of the late rap-
per Eric T. Breed
AKA MC Breed
who made his tran-
sition to our ances-
tors last Thursday,
Nov. 22, 2008. He
Cause of death
was unknown at
dropped a new
album on reggae
s u p e r s t a r
Titled, Its About
Time, the project's
first single is "No
War. Look for
Levy on tour world
wide. Eric Benet is
back in effect with
his new R&B LP
Love & Life.
released a fabulous
2-Disc DVD & Blu-
Ray Hi-Def with
Digital Copy of
Angelina Jolie and
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time only. Of
course you get
an alternate open-
ing) and behind the
scenes looks and
other goodies. Now
for you readers who
check me out every
I will send
of you a copy
limited 2 set
on a first
All you have
is e-mail me
Those of you
with Comcast and
Time Warner Cable
should check out
headed by Claude
and Vicki for their
new TV shows "The
Lilly Mack sing-A-
Long Series" and
373 on Direct TV
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Hille and Ruth
by Vicente Amorim.
Based on a play by
Screenplay by John
by Miriam Segal.
The setting is
Germany in the
mid- 1 9 3 0 s.
has written a novel
The book gets the
attention of a. high
figure who is under
the Hitler regime.
Halder is asked to
write a paper on his
book but is unaware
that his viewpoint
will be used as
propaganda to sup-
port Hitler's future
plans to extermi-
nate Jews. As a
social position rises
and eventually he
finds himself a full
fledged Nazi at the
expense of his fam-
ily and closest
friend, a Jew. This
movie is a good one
for history buffs
and moral philoso-
phy pundits as well.
Hit me up at
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(Love and work)
Nielsen's Top Rated Programs
Among African Americans
For the week of
1. CSI: MIAMI, CBS
2. AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, ABC
3. DANCING WITH THE STARS, ABC
4. DANCING W/STARS RESULTS, ABC
5. NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, NBC
6. THE OC, FOX
7. CSI: NY, CBS
8. CRIMINAL MINDS, CBS
9. 24: REDEMPTION PREQUEL, FOX
10. 60 MINUTES, CBS
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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In the December 2008 issue of O Magazine, Oprah wrote in her editorial: "For
years I've noticed that the universe speaks to us in whispers. If we ignore the whis-
pers, we get pebbles of warnings. If we still don't pay attention, we get bricks of
problems, and if we're really hardheaded, eventually the entire brick wall comes
crashing down. This is a pattern I've seen repeated so often in every area of life that
I know for sure when you don't pay attention to the pebbles, it's just a matter of time
before the bricks show up."
We have had so many gun laws passed, we have had so many rules and laws
changed regarding how we discipline our children and during all of the changes, we
have ignored the whispers, the pebbles and the bricks. The wall is now very weak
and could fall any minute and it will not just affect the Black community, it will
affect the entire United States and the world.
Richard Burton, Sr., Director of Project R.E.A.C.H. outlined twenty key points to
*Education equality and mentoring classes
* Equal employment opportunities
*Address the failed drug war and it's side effects
*Address the issue of gun stores in poor neighborhoods
*Put more funds in schools and not prisons
*Open more drug rehab and treatment centers
*Address despaired drug laws and sentencing guidelines
*Limit liquor and beer stores in poor neighborhoods
*Address the issues of baggy pants and the side effects
*Address the health risks surrounding gold teeth and tattoos
*Address the issue of school pipelines to prison
*Use sport teams organization methods and techniques as mentoring tools
*Provide parenting classes for students and parents
,*Infuse African American and minority studies in school curriculums
*Mandate universal dress codes in all.public schools
*Teach sex education in all public schools
*Provide physical education and home economic classes in all schools
*Promote more African American and minorities as teachers and educators
*Address the issues of deadbeat fathers
*Address issues surrounding poverty
We showed evidence on November 4 that we believe that it is time for a change.
Let's us now work together and help America make the change. Change is good for
all of us.
She Continued from A-1
would hide it under her mattress.
Ms. Gartrell broke her hip and cracked her pelvis in 1998. Once her surgery was
completed and the pin in her hip had been installed, she insisted upon going home,
and she did. Within months, she was walking again.
Ms. Gartrell was filled with wisdom and love. She not only raised her children,
she helped with the others that came along and remained a God fearing woman.
Funeral arrangements for Ms. Gartrell has been handled by Sarah Carter Funeral
Home and services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 29 at The
Worship Place located at 2627 Spring Glen Road, Jacksonville.
.Mrs. Pearl Gartrell stayed here for 120 year. It was not easy but she was able to
see changes made and the value of them all.
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JAXPORT TALLEYRAND DISTRICT CAREER FAIR
More Than 2,500 Job Seekers Attended ~
A job fair sponsored by JAXPORT and JAXPORT's City W
Council liaison Dr. Johnny Gaffney attracted more than 2,500 8-.-2-
people last week. The three hour event was held at JAXPORT's
Talleyrand headquarters in order to effectively bring port-relat- --. -- -
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Dr. Gaffney inspired JAXPORT to co-sponsor this event
encouraging area companies to bring opportunities to the resi- ----..
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businesses, to government, to elected officials," Dr. Gaffney -
said, "JAXPORT and I share the same vision- to bring the peo-
ple of our community in need of employment together with the
businesses and educators who can and must help." Dr. Gaffiey
says he will be spearheading another similar effort next year.
During the three hour event, job seekers were able to meet
with potential employers, educators, job resources organizations
and training facilities. Participants also attended workshops on
interviewing skills, networking and resume writing. Among the
workshop presenters was former Duval County Sheriff Nat :;
Glover, now Special Assistant to the President of the University
of North Florida. Sheriff Glover provided invaluable informa- :
tion on the basics of looking for a jobs and being well received ..
during the interview process. In addition, two attendees took
home Stein Mart gift certificates to help them build interview-
The following organizations took part in the JAXPORT- I
Talleyrand District Career Fair on November 17, 2008: Aerotek,
Atlantic Marine Florida, LLC, CSX, Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University, FCCJ at Jacksonville, International
Union Painters & Allied Trades Council 78, ,Labor Ready, "
Manson Construction Company, Material Handling Systems,
Owens Coming Roofing & Asphalt, PCS Container Services
LLC, Prologistix, The Ronco Group, Search Partners ,C.
International, UNF and WORKSource.
Further information on employment opportunities can be
found by logging on to www.jaxportjobs.com and by contacting
WORKSource at www.worksourcefl.com
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
MATTHEW W. GILBERT JR.-SR. HIGH SCHOOL is proud to announce its
11th New Year's Students/Teachers GRAND ALUMNI REUNION. For 10
years Gilbert's Eastside "Mighty Panthers" have celebrated all graduating classes
from 1952 to 1970. Class of 1959 will be honored for their 50th Year reunion, all
alumni, teachers, attendees and guests are invited. Two fun-filled events are
planned for this successful annual event: WELCOME RECEPTION, Friday,
January 2, 2009, 7-11 p.m.; BANQUET, Saturday, January 3, 2009, 6 p.m.-1:00
a.m. Both events will be held at the Hyatt Regency River Walk Hotel. Tickets are
on sale now, PURCHASE DEADLINE is December 20, 2008. NO TICKETS
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT DOOR. Please contact Class Leaders for more
information: Lydia Jackson-Bell at (904) 765-9224 or Curtis Roberts at 764-3839.
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DIS-
CUSS PROGRAMMING AND MANAGEMENT of the following community
centers: (Note: All at 6:00 p.m.) Sunny Acres Community Center, 2850 Wompi
Dr., Jax, FL 32225, Thursday, December 11th; Fort Caroline Community Center,
4131 Ferber Rd., Jax, FL 32277, Monday, December 15th; Joe James Community
Center, 1631 Hurst St., Jax, FL 32209, Tuesday, December 16th; Lillian Saunders
Community Center, 2750 Bartley Circ., Jax, FL 32207, Tuesday, December 16th;
Beachwood Community Center, 11758 Marina Dr., Jax., FL 32216, Thursday,
December 18th; and Westbrook Community Center, 905 Westbrook St., Jax, FL
32209, Thursday, December 18th.Recreation and Community Services (JaxParks)
will conduct public meetings at the dates and times noted below to discuss the
potential opening and programming of these closed centers.
A CENTURY OF SANCTUARIES IN ONE AFTERNOON -Saturday,
December 6, 2008, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come and tour a century of sanc-
tuaries in one afternoon at nine Downtown historic churches. The guide at each
church will highlight the architectural and historical significance of the building.
Visitors can walk the tour route, and complimentary trolley service is provided
along the tour route. The tour begins and ends at the Main Library. The Junior
League of Jacksonville's Annual Festival of Trees will be on display at the Main
Library. The church tour includes admission to the Rotary Gingerbread
Extravaganza at Old St. Andrews Episcopal Church during the tour.
First Baptist Church
First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Church
Greater Hill Temple
Historic Mt. Zion AME Church
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Old St. Andrews Episcopal Church
St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
St. Phillips Episcopal Church
Tour tickets are $5 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted at no charge.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.DTJAX.org and will be sold at the Main
Library the day of the event. Twenty percent of all ticket sales will benefit the
Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition. Street parking is free Free park-
ing is available at First Baptist's #1 garage on Laura Street between Church and
Ashley Streets. For more information call 904-451-3344.
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To Live It and See It
Be Thankful You Were Alive
Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers and support-
ers of America's Black newspapers.
I want to especially give thanks to all of you that
enjoy reading my column, The Gantt Report.
Most people I know are thankful that Barack Obama won his election. The
hood is so happy to have a Black president in the United States.
If you keep up with the news in mainstream media, you know that a top fol-
lower of Osama Bin Laden commented on a video released right before
Thanksgiving and described Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and President-Elect.
Obama as "house Negroes".
Well, I wouldn't go as far to say that but I think I know what Islamic terror-
ists intentions are when they say things like that.
Anyway, I'm thankful to be alive. I'm thankful to live in a country where
multi-millionaires that live in huge mansions, fly around in corporate jets and
earn yearly salaries that exceed $25 million dollars can go to the United States
Congress and beg for a $25 billion loan to prevent bankruptcy and perhaps get it.
That type of action bolsters what I've been writing about for the last several
years....it's all about the money! If you have money, you can get more. If you
don't have money in America, the more you'll be expected to pay to others.
Meanwhile, I'm thankful that I found a publisher that was brave enough,
crazy enough or greedy enough to publish my new book "Beast Too: Dead Man
Writing" and desire to distribute it worldwide on December 10th. The Gantt
Report library is a prophetic look at politics, economics, religion and other
aspects of society that impacts Black people in America.
The Gantt Report told you, long ago that a politician's worst political enemy
is a better friend than his best and strongest supporters!
No matter who we call messiah, modern day Moses and God sent, the people
that call the same person a socialist, a Marxist and a terrorist are the first ones to
get a meeting, the first ones to get a job and the first ones to get whatever they
Yes, The Gantt Report said regardless of how much you claim "change," if
you play in Lambeau Field and wear a Green Bay Packer uniform and run Green
Bay Packer plays, you're a Green Bay Packer despite how many times you say
you'll change to a Miami Dolphin!
If you never do anything The Gantt Report suggests you do, do this: Slow
your roll. Just wait a few months, at least wait until after the new Inauguration
and see if life is better for you and the people you love, respect and care about.
Whatever happened or will happen, be thankful that you were alive to live it
and see it.
Enjoy your holiday! (Gantt's new book "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing"
that includes illustrations about column topics by Lance Scurvin will be available
everywhere on December 10th. Contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)
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March 21st thru April
Are you feeling full of doubts? The first
half of the week, you might feel like a
car that's stuck in the wrong gear. That's
fine. Don't push yourself past a block.
It's there for a reason, and holds a lesson
you need to learn. By Thursday, a seem-
ingly meaningless coincidence actually
holds a pretty significant clue as to what
you need to understand about the current
situation. Once you comprehend the cos-
mic jokes. Laugh it off. By Friday and
the weekend, the way will clear for you,
almost as if by magic.
April 20th thru Nlay 20th
t's easy to be happy in hindsight, but better
to do it in the present. During the first half of
the week, make it a daily practice to appre-
ciate what it is that you have now, whether
that means being grateful for a sunny morn-
ing or the extra cream cheese the counterper-
son puts on your bagel. Your efforts to love
life really come to fruition in the latter part
of the week. The lesson isn't just to not
sweat the small stuff, but to love the small
stuff for allowing you to practice being
in a state of grace. The weekend is a
splendid time to get physical: work in
the garden or go for a walk.
l May 21st thru June 21st
It's tough to resist the siren song of
someone praising your efforts on
Monday, but use Tuesday and
Wednesday to be honest with yourself:
do you really think that your current
work is up to snuff? The more realistic
you are, the better the results will be.
The latter half of the week is a great time
to make headway on any changes that
might need implementing. Speak softly
and rely on action, rather than words
over the weekend. People can misinter-
pret what you say, but what you do has
i June 22nd thru July 22nd
Is it your fragrance, or are you practically
irresistible? Think about what you really
want and then do a little (very little) legwork
to get there. After you put out that initial
invitation to your true desires, you might
find that opportunities (and some people)
pretty much fall into your lap with very lit-
tle effort on your part during the first half of
this week. Wednesday and Thursday, be
careful about how you discuss what's hap-
pened -- you think you're being blunt, but
another party is more sensitive than you.
The weekend is all about consolidating the
ground you've gained.
SJuly 23rd thru Aug 22nd
Mind over matter is a nice idea, but how
about working with the matters that are
at hand instead of against them? The
more you embrace the idea of flow and
stop beating your head against a wall
(metaphorical or literal), the easier life
will be, especially from Monday through
Wednesday. Remember to challenge
your preconceptions on Thursday and
Friday, especially before you decide to
challenge someone else's notion of reali-
ty. Over the weekend, your creativity
finds a way to triumph over a temporary
i Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
A touch of tact is usually a lovely
thing, but if you use too much of it,
you might end up confusing your
audience -- what exactly is it that
you're trying to communicate? If
you're not getting the answer you
desire Monday (or, indeed, any
answer at all), change tactics and be
more forthcoming -- even blunt --
midweek. Thursday and Friday,
focus more on telling yourself the
truth rather than delivering it to peo-
ple whom you think need it. The
weekend is excellent for laying the
groundwork for future success.
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That old adage about being careful what
you wish for, or you just might get it?
Pay very close attention to what you say
you want and what you honestly desire
during the first half of the week. The
more honest you are about all of the
wishes in your heart and soul, the easier
it will be to gain your. objective. On
Thursday and Friday, you're able to view
yourself with clear-eyed detachment and
compassion, and that helps a light go off
in your brain: now you know what you
truly need. The weekend is great for fig-
uring out what steps to take to get there.
Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
Relationships are simultaneously the
most enduring and the most fragile thing
in everyone's life. During the first half of
the week, you get the chance to work on
the most important relationship in your
life: the one with yourself. All the rest
are mirrors of your inner reality. During
the last half of the week, focus on explo-
ration and-setting new boundaries for
you and your companions. What once
worked for you was useful for that time,
but now it's the dawn of a new era. The
weekend helps you see what limits you
should put in place.
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
The more you try to deny something, the
more it will interfere with your life. Use the
first three days of the week to explore some
part of yourself that doesn't jibe with your
public image. When you're able to accept all
parts of yourself, you free up more energy to
live the life you deserve. Thursday and
Friday are about making that belief a reality.
Sometimes you have to take the action
before you get the insight. Listen to your
intuition and don't worry so much about how
it looks -- think about how it feels. Over the
weekend, recent limitations start to look
more like gifts than obstacles.
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
Integration is the name of the game.
Until Wednesday, your task is to think
about ways in which you automatically
put things in categories of good vs. bad.
Is there another way you could approach
matters instead of labeling or judging
them? Everyone does it, but that doesn't
mean it's healthy or workable. Your
efforts pay off during the last part of the
week. Certain mental, habits are so
ingrained that it takes considerable
power to overturn them, but once you
do, you'll realize how constrained you
were and how free you feel now.
/ Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
Remember that it's easy to manipulate
statistics on Monday, Tuesday or
Wednesday, even if a so-called expert
starts spouting proof about his or her lat-
est theory. So keep an open mind, but
remember that you have a right to your
opinion. However, another challenge --
this one not so easily dismissed -- to
your philosophical beliefs comes up dur-
ing the later part of the week. It's hard
not to be defensive, but listen to all the
evidence first. You don't have to make up
your mind one way or the other, but you
do have to fully hear what others think.
SFeb 19th thru March 20th
Have you found yourself complaining a
lot about something in particular? It's
time to stop and take a look so you can
figure out what's really going on. The
first half of the week is excellent for
emotional detective work like that. Talk
it out with a friend, a skilled profession-
al or spend some time with yourself
meditating on the issue. Could it be that
you're projecting some disowned part of
yourself onto this problem? Darned if a
moment of deep insight doesn't lead to a
solution or answer on Thursday or
Friday. Use the weekend to transform
your realizations into fruitful action.
WAS HE LYING OR TELLING THE TRUTH?- Officer was flagged
down at Confederate Point
Road in reference to two males
stealing air conditioner units.
The unknown citizen told him
that two black males were load-
ing air conditioner units into a
white Volvo with Florida tags,
beside the Safeco Store on
Confederate Point Road. Upon
arrival, Police observed the
white Volvo exiting the parking
lot. He could see an air condi-
tioner unit in the front seat and
one in the back seat. They were
both partially covered up with
towels and clothing. Officer
stopped the vehicle and made
contact with the driver, Suspect M. He was the only person in the vehicle. Suspect
was read his rights and questioned about the units. He was very evasive and would
not directly answer specific questions. What he was telling the officer made little
sense and he changed his story several times. Suspect eventually told the officer that
he does side jobs for B and G Refrigeration, and the units belong to that company.
He further said that the male that was helping him load the units into the car is
named "K." He said that "K" gave him the units so he could install them into a cus-
tomer's house for B and G Refrigeration. Officer made contact with the owner of B
and G, who denied everything that the suspect told the officer. He also made contact
with "K" who claimed he never met or spoke to suspect M. Suspect M was then
transported to the Police
Department and inter-
viewed by a detective.
S .Although he could not pro-
vide a reasonable explana-
tion as to where he got the
units, who they belonged
to, or why he had them, he
continued to deny that they
were stolen. Suspect M
was then released because
the units were never report-
WHY NOT TO
STEAL-Officer was dis-
patched in reference to a
shop lifter being held. he
met the Complainants, N
and J, who were holding the suspect, G. N and J were loss Prevention Officers who
work for Kmart. They both saw G in the store in the perfume department.' G took
several items off the shelf and went to the shoe department where he used a razor
blade to cut the merchandise from packaging and placethem in his shirt. G then exit-
ed the store without paying for the merchandise and at that poiht where he was
detained. Police arrested him and has to face a harsh reality.
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Ryan Longwell kicked three field goals and Adrian Peterson ran for a touchdown, as
the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Jaguars 30-12 before 65,064 at Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium. The Jaguars now go to Texas to face division rival Houston.
"It's not acceptable in any way, shape or form," said Jaguars head coach Jack Del
Rio. "I will take a very close look at everything, evaluate everything and everyone,
including myself, to make sure we don't have any Sundays looking like that going for-
Jacksonville QB David Garrard was 27-of-45 for 317 yards with a touchdown and
two interceptions. Maurice Jones-Drew had 113 yards on nine receptions, while Fred
Taylor was limited to just 20 yards on six carries.
It was a battle of two clubs seemingly going in opposite directions. Jacksonville, 4-
7, has dropped four of their last five games. The Vikings, 6-5, have won three of their
last four games
Vikings QB Gus Frerotte completed 12-of-20 passes for 120 yards and one intercep-
tion. Peterson gained 80 yards on the ground.
"We must do things better but not all things are bad," Del Rio said in his Monday
media session. "I've got the resolve and commitment to make sure we get things turned
in the right direction again. We have to teach it better and then get our guys going."
Early mistakes by the Jaguars set the stage for what was a must game for
Jacksonville if they had any hopes of making the playoffs.
Jacksonville fumbled on the first offensive snap of the game, resulting in a 27-yard
touchdown return by Napoleon Harris. Brian Witherspoon then had the ball stripped fby
Minnesota's Cedric Griffin on the ensuing kickoff.
Dontarrious Thomas recovered the fumble for the Vikings at the Jacksonville 28-
yard line. Chester Taylor's three-yard TD run gave the visitors a 14-0 lead less than two
minutes into the game.
"In your wildest dreams you don't think it would be like that," Vikings head coach
Brad Childress said of the quick start. "The big thing is that you press on. An NFL foot-
ball game is a long, long, long time."
Garrard hooked up with Reggie Williams for an eight-yard touchdown in the first
quarter. Williams has 17 career touchdowns including two this season. Josh Scobee's 21-
yard field goal sliced into the margin. Scobee missed from 46 and 38yards. Jacksonville
recorded a safety when Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe ran out of the end zone with 3:01
remaining in the final quarter
The Jaguars waived guard Milford Brown and defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy on
Brown, in his seventh season out of Florida State, started four games this season after
injuries to Vince Manuwai and Maurice Williams. He' has spent his career with the
Texans, Cardinals, Rams and Jaguars, making 47 starts in 53 total games.
Kennedy, a fifth-year defensive tackle out of Penn State, was the 12th overall pick
in the 2003 draft by the Rams. He has a sack and six tackles in six games this season for
the Jaguars and has recorded five sacks and 98 tackles in six seasons for the Rams, Bears
"There's not going to be any quick fix. What I recognize is it's going to take a com-
mitment and a resolve and I have both as we close out this year and look to build for next
year ... knowing it's going to get better," Del Rio said at his Monday press conference.
GAMEDAY NOTEBOOK: Minnesota held Jacksonville to just 35 yards on the
ground...Longwell is a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals of more than 50 yards this sea-
son...The Jaguars committed five turnovers.. .Minnesota improved to 2-4 on the road,
while Jacksonville fell to 1-5 at home. Wide receiver Matt Jones finished with four
receptions for 37 yards and increased his season total to 54 receptions for 623 yards. The
54 receptions are the most by a Jaguar since Jimmy Smith-had 70 in 2005. Cornerback
Rashean Mathis recorded his first career sack in the first quarter. Reggie Hayward and
Paul Spicer each had one sack. Safety Gerald Sensabaugh set a career-high with his third
interception through 11 games, tied for the team-high. Defensive tackle John Henderson
became the seventh player in franchise history with 100 career starts.
THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: Houston on Monday Night Football. The defense
delivered for a full 60 minutes in the team's 16-6 road win over the Cleveland Browns
on Sunday. After intercepting three passes and collecting two fumbles at Cleveland, the
Texans won the turnover battle for the first time since their 35-6 win over Cincinnati on
Oct. 26. The season-high five turnovers tied a franchise record for Houston.
D\ !MlIKe oonls. apons riaior
ORLANDO. Fla. A big fourth quarter led Florida A&M to a 58-35 victory over Beihune-
Cooknan in the Florida Classic before 60.720 at Orlando's Citrus Bowl.
FAMU scored 20 unanswered points in the final quarter to seal the victory and improve to 9-3
under first-year coach Joe Taylor. Bethune Cookman improved to 8-3 overall and 5-3 in the Mid-
Eastern Athletic Conf~rence.
The Wildcats trailed 10-0 at the end of the first quarter. FAMU out-gained the Wildcats 153 to 11
in the first 15 minutes, led by QB Curtis Pulleys 74 yards rushing and 28 passing.
Corey Council's 65-yard kickoff return down to the FAMUI 21 set up B-CL's first scoring oppor-
tunity. A 6-3ard McKinson Souverain TD run was called back with a chopped block penalty call.
Matthew McCutcheon 's 42 -yard field goal was wide right %with 7:54 remaimrng in the opening quar-
Pulley rushedfor 171 yards on 13 carries and threw for 125 yards to help the Rattlers improve on
last year's 3-8 record. FANMU finished 5-3 m the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Phillip Sylvester ran for 93 yards and two scores on 24 carries for Flonda A&NM
Souverain ran for 107 yards on 20 carries. scoring on runs of 27. 3 and 2 yards for the Wildcats.
He also passed for 103 yards, including 40-yard touchdown pass to Phillip Kirkland late in the fourth
FAMU's Trevor Scon booted field goals from 37. 32 and 26 yards.
The Rattlers led 31-0 with 6:51 to play in the second quarter before the Wildcats scored on two
short runs by Sou erain. Bethune-Cookman got \within 10 points, 38-28. in the first minute ofthe third
quarter after Souveran's third TD of the game.
FLORIDA CLASSIC NOTEBOOK: FAMU's LeRoy Mann returned a kickoff83 yards for a
touchdown. his 6th kick return for TD in 2008. three kickoffs and three punts, giving the Rattlers a 38-
13 lead. The 93 points scored in the game was the third highest Florida Classic scoring contest in 29
Classics.. The record is 110. 58-52 B-CUl win over FAMU in the 20(0 game. Pulle\ kas the game
MVP. The junior for accounted for over 300 yards in total offense B-CU Coach Al\in Wyatt is 4-8 in
Classic games vs. the Rattlers. This was the first meeting against former Taylor, former Hampton coach.
FAMU nowholds an 18-11 edge in neutral setting games in the series -and the series also played games
in Tampa Stadium (1978-1996). The sees moved to the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in 1997.
Faithful fans tried to help the Jaguars rally.
Minnesota improved to 2-4 on the road, while
Jacksonville fell to 1-5 at home. (Florida Star
Photo by Nancy Beecher)
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew,
No. 32, finished with a career-high nine recep-
tions and 113 receiving yards against the
Vikings and became the first running back in
franchise history to finis with 100-plus receiv-
ing yards. (Florida Star Photos by Nancy
Tight end Marcdes Lewis, No. 89, with a leaping
catch for the Jaguars. Lewis caught four passes
for 41 yards. (Florida Star Photo by Nancy
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
Photos by Nancy Beecher
scored 19 points in the final
11 minutes to take home its
first Pioneer Football
League championship with a
19-14 win over Dayton.
The biggest win in the
11-year history of the pro-
gram came Saturday in front
of the largest crowd in
school history 5,263,
extending the Dolphins
record- setting win streak to
Geavon Tribble's 7-yard
touchdowns run on a reverse
with five minutes to go but
the Dolphins on top for the
first time in the contest.
Bryan Valdez's interception
ended Dayton's last-ditch
drive and gave the Dolphins
the title one of four
"I'm so proud of these
kids and the heart they
showed today in winning
this game," said JU head
coach Kerwin Bell. "Our
defense made a lot of plays
for us today and kept us in it.
We made just enough plays
on offense to win it."
The JU offense had 316
yards, with 141 of that com-
ing on the ground. Rudell
.'. i ., Small
yards on 23 carries and QB
Josh McGregor had 32 yards
on nine carries. Passing was
responsible for, 175 yards,
with McGregor hitting 16-
of-28 while throwing two
Jason Wood led the JU
defense with nine tackles
and two breakups, with
Shaun Lewis adding five
tackles, including two sacks
and three tackles for a loss.
JU held the Flyers to just 60
Elliott Finkley, who ran
back his third punt for a
touchdown this season, was
named PFL Special Teams
"Player of the Week" and
was joined this week by
"These two guys made
some key plays that helped
us win the game," Bell said.
"But it wasn't just the plays
they made, it was a total
team effort. Our defense
played so well in keeping
Dayton off the scoreboard
and created some turnovers,
which gave us an opportuni-
ty to win."
Valdez's first intercep-
tion came in Jacksonville's
end zone in the first quarter,
stopping a possible Dayton
score in its tracks. Valdez
found his second pick of the
day at Jacksonville's nine-
yard line with 36 seconds
remaining, sealing the win.
With Jacksonville trail-
ing 14-6, Finkley broke
through for his third punt
return touchdown this sea-
son, moving Jacksonville
within two points, 14-12.
Finkley returned four punts
for 88 yards and a kickoff
for eight yards.
Accolades have also
come for Bell following the
After leading JU to a
six-win improvement from a
year ago, Bell has been
named a finalist for the
Eddie Robinson Award the
national coach of the year
honor for the Football
With a 3-8 record in his first
season, Bell guided the
Dolphins to a 9-3 record.
The six-win improve-
ment is the biggest in the
country, with JU entering the
Gridiron Classic on Dec. 6
on a seven-game winning
streak, which tied for the
third longest active streak in
The winner will be
announced on Thursday,
Dec. 18 during the 22nd
annual Sports Network
awards dinner at the Marriott
Hotel in Chattanooga, Tenn.,
the night before the NCAA
Division I Football
NOVEMBER 29, 2008
The Star NOVEMBER 29, 2008
NOVEMBER 29, 2008 Page PR-1
FAMU BEATS B-CU 58-35 IN
By Vaughn Wilson
Finishing with a 9-3 record, and second place in the Mid-
Eastern Athletic Conference, the Rattlers came up just
short for a birth in the championship tournament.
Although in just his first year as Rattler head
coach, Taylor sea's promise in the program. "I would say
we're on the right track. There's still some things we need
to get done, but we're on the right track," Taylor said.
Taylor attributed the high scoring to all three phases of the
team working in unison. "When all three get involved-
offense, defense and special teams-that's when you nor-
mally have (a high-scoring game)," Taylor said.
The annual classic is the biggest HBCU Classic
football game. With the downturn in the economy, many
Division I-A schools would love to draw 60,000 for a game.
The Florida Classic is much more than a game
though; it considered the biggest black family and class
reunion in the country. Because so many fans have both
FAMU and B-CU bloodlines, before and after the game is
usually filled with camaraderie. The 60 minutes of football
between that time and the halftime match up between the
FAMU Marching 100 and the B-CU Marching Wildcats is an
all out war. Anything goes during the game and halftime.
The annual Florida Classic is put on by Florida
Classic Consortium, which is run by FAMU and B-CU, with
many management functions executed by the Florida
Citrus Sports association. The money is one of the
biggest single fundraisers for each of the universities
Additionally, bragging rights for a year are on the
line. It helps with recruiting of top students as well.
Photoby Vaughn Wilson-LeRoy Vann Runs for Touch Down.
Photo by Vaughn Wilson courtesy CapitalOutlook-Curtis Pulley scores.
The game never seemed to be in doubt. The
Florida A&M University Rattlers spanked the Bethune-
Cookman University Wildcats 58-35 in Florida Classic
XXIX in front of an impressive crowd of 60,712.
The Rattlers behind quarterback Curtis Pulley,
who scampered for 171 yards on 13 carries, scored
nearly a point a minute against coach Alvin Wyatt's
overmatched Wildcats. Pulley credits the FAMU coach-
es with providing a winning atmosphere. "I'd just
attribute (the win) to the whole offensive staff working
with us and practicing," Pulley said. "They put us in
great position to make plays, and all we gotta do is go
out there and make them," he added.
FAMU's "Mr.'Excitement," LeRoy Vann, ignited
the Rattler faithful with an 83-yard kickoff return for a
touchdown in the second quarter that broke a short
momentum swing in favor of the Wildcats.
FAMU head coach Joe Taylor said, "These
young men, they've come together, they're playing
hard, and they really want to continue to play." Taylor
was referring to the Rattlers' chances of getting into the
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Poison Proofing Your Home For The
Don't let holiday hazards ruin your celebration
The holiday season is here and along with it comes food, fun, fes-
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children, rushed parents, a change in routine, and entertaining hol-
iday guests may set up potentially dangerous poisoning situations.
Since food is an important part of the holiday celebrations, the
staff of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville
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These symptoms generally will go away in 12 to 24 hours. The bac-
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S Refrigerate separately turkey; gravy; stuffing, and other
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Use leftover turkey, stuffing and gravy within three days of
Also during this season, be mindful of common holiday poison-
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holiday guests to keep medications up and out of reach and sight of
As you trim the tree and host your party, remember the following:
* Family heirlooms, antique ornaments as well as olderarti
ficial Christmas trees may contain lead.
S Bubble lights may contain methylene chloride which could
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S The use of artificial snow can cause respiratory problems
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S Lamp oils can be toxic if contents enter the lungs.
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