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The Killing Guns How
and Who Gets Them
'-b .B Members and leaders of SCLC, Baptist
S,', Ministers Conference of Duval and Adjacent
Counties, NAACP, Jacksonville Leadership
n Coalition and MAD DADS are seeking answers to
the gun crimes in this area. Presently, they are
S reviewing each incident wherein a gun was used
to commit a crime while thoroughly reviewing
several studies done, including the studies done in
Jacksonville from 1996 to 2000.
According to the studies, a small number of gun
stores are the source of a large number of crime
guns. Most high crime gun-stores remain open.
They are rarely inspected by federal agents and
the federal laws that have been passed, are not
being enforced on those stores that are considered
Confiscated guns corrupt.
In Hialeah, Miami and Jacksonville,
They Did it for Meanness Florida, there was a total of 2,317
guns traced to a criminal act. Of that
They Killed a Man and a Boy number, none of the stores were
Sk inspected even though many guns were traced to hav-
ing been purchased from their locations. All were
still in business, according to the study.
On July 20, 2008, 39 year old Patrick Stafford was
killed, hours later a driver was carjacked and not long
Billy Sheppard, Rashard afterwards, 16-year-old Monquell Wimberly was
22 Evans, 20 killed while riding his bike. Arrested: Billy4
Sheppard and Rashard Evans.
He Did it Because of Jealousy 17-Year Old
Murdered Hudson's Mother, Brother, Nephew Chained
Hudson lost her
Chicago natives, and nephew
Jennifer Hudson with when her
her mother and e s t r a n g e d
nephew. On right is brother-in-law
accused killer, William Balfour, 27, for the
October 24 shooting deaths. allegedly killed
them because her sister was dating another man.
More than 500,000 people in Florida have a concealed
weapons permit. The Florida law says a gun can only be
used in self defense. A St. Louis, Mo. alderman encour-
Dies at 77
Odetta, an American folk
She was born Odetta
Holmes in Birmingham,
Ala. in 1930 but after her
father died, at the age of
six, even though' not
adopted, she took the
name of her step father,
Odetta Felious. Most just
knew her as 'Odetta.'
Odetta received many
honors for her strong in-
fluencial voice. In 1999,.
President. Clinton hoi-
6red her with a National
Medal of the Arts.
and Kelly Lau, arrested
Ramirez, with kid-
Guns Continued on A-7
Blacks in Iraq Facing
Iraqis of African
descent in the south-
ern port city of Basra
say that even though
they have lived there
for over 1,000 years,
they are still dis-
Jalai Diyaab, 43, is the leader of the because of the color
Free Iraqi Movement, seeking to of their skin. The
have Iraq's 2 million black people group say they are
recognized as a minority whose s
rights should be protected. not as welcome in
commercial or educational life and want change.
Seeks Proof of
Justice Alan Keyes
Is the unusual move of
Justice Thomas to ask the
Court to hear a law- birth
suit filed, regarding been
Obama's citizenship Hawai:
because of questions Depart
raised by presiden- two w.
tial hopeful, Alan step fai
Keyes anid a New in Ind
Jersey attorney for hirr
about 'crabs in a there N
bucket?' Both are and ste
seeking proof of A Supi
Obama's birth and ference
his citizenship. A Decem
elected to rep-
8 of Florida by
82% of the
ate at 27 years
of age, is a small business owner and
will be the youngest person in more
than 25 years to represent the district.
He previously worked as Aide to the
Mayor of Tallahassee is was featured
in Ebony under "Future Leaders
Star Football Player
and Rhodes Scholar
^ -.. 'a2- Florida State
Myron Rolle is a
He was one of the
from the 769
endorsed by 207
FSU safety, Myron Rolle is colleges and,uni-
a 3.75 pre-med student. ,versities nation-
wide to receive the oldest international
study awards for study at Oxford
University in England next October. The
outstanding Seminole will have two choic-
es next year, NFL as a first-round pick in
April 2009 or Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.
JTA on TV
Joyce Danford and Michael Blaylock, during segment
of their television show, "Making Moves," on Channel
4, Jacksonville, at noon, every 2nd & 4th Sunday.
Moving to the
Mrs. Michelle Obama and
Her Mother, Mrs. Marian
Will Mrs. Robinson,
Michelle Obama's moth-
er move into the White
House? She and they
have not said yet but
according to The Boston
Globe, Mrs. Robinson
said, "If somebody's
going to be with these
kids other than their par-
ents, it better be me."
America in Recession Since 2007 Countries in
regret of the. eco-
President George W. Bush'said
he is sorry about the. nation's
financial crisis that has cost jobs
and harmed retirement' accounts.
After saying for years that the U.
S. is not even nearing a recession;
the National Bureau of Economic
Research reported that the U.S.
fell into a recession in December
Mr. Bush said his biggest regret is the ordered U.S. led
invasion of Iraq fueled by a decision made because of
intelligence failure, advising that Saddam was building
weapons of mass destruction which was false. He said
he was not prepared for a war.
Bush added that he feels a lot of people voted for
Barack Obama because of him. He said he feels
-responsible for the economic downturn because it
occurred on his watch.
President Bush said he feels this economy will recov-
ment. Now the
ant to see if his
other adopted him
onesia in order
i to attend school
when his mother
p father married.
reme Court con-
e is scheduled for
ber 5, 2008.
Many across Africa
rejoiced when Obama
was elected to the highest
office in the world and
are now having second
thoughts about how many
African countries resist
change. They feel that
some of their systems are
broken and dysfunctional
even though the continent
is rich in mineral
resources. One leader
said that in most of
Africa,"Common sense is
on vacation while arro-'
gant tomfoolery ram-
pages with impunity."
Oprah to Air Two Shows in D. C.-Tickets Open
Oprah Winfrey will host a live episode of her show from the
Kennedy Center i Washington, D. C. on January 19, Dr. King's
holiday and the day before Obama takes the presidential oath. A
Harpo spokesman said she plans at least two shows while in
Washington, one on Monday and the second one on Wednesday.
Want to go? Get your ticket next week on Oprah.com.
Iraq Council Gives Final Approval
Iraq's presidential council approved a security pact for a three-
year timeframe for U. S. troops to leave their country. The final
step for the agreement expires on December 31, 2008.
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Schedule of Events and Services (
2008 REVIVAL FIRE -The Pastor, Bishop and the
family of the Holy Tabernacle Church is inviting all to
this great revival, come experience The Fire that cannot
be quenched! Thursday Saturday, December 11th -
13th at 7:30 p.m. pach night. The speaker will be
Prophet John A. Williams from Fresh Start Temple,
Inc., E.C. Smith, Overseer. Whose fan is in his hand,
and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his.
wheat into the games; but, he will bum up the chaff
with unquenchable fire. Matthews 3:12. Place of serv-
ice: 6416 Miriam St., Jacksonville, FL. For more infor-
mation, call (904) 764-3754. Let's come and fellow-
2008 CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT "HOPE IN
BETHLEHEM" Sunday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m.
and Monday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. Presented by
Deermeadows Baptist Church, featuring the
Deermeadows Choirs & Orchestra. Admission is free.
The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and childcare is provided
for newborns thru age 3. The church is located at 9780
HANDEL'S MESSIAH (CHRISTMAS PORTION)
- Sunday, December 21st at 5:00 p.m., Shiloh
Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1118 West Beaver St.,
Jacksonville, FL. Featuring The Community Mass
Choir, Michelle Grant, Soprano, Francesca Scott, Alto,
Marty Simmons, Tenor, Eland Wilson, Bass. Michael
Booker, Harpsichord, Henry Mack, Organ, Chamber
Orchestra, Roger D. Sears, Conductor.
GREATER NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH Christmas toy, food, and cloth giveaway.
To be held on Saturday, December 20th at the church,
195 Tallulah Ave. on the northside. Start time will be 12
noon til 3:00 p.m. The community is welcome. Rev.
Levi White, III, Pastor.
GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH -
located at 1880 West Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL,
Christmas Musical will be Sunday, December 21st at
6:00 p.m.; their Christmas Day Worship will be
Thursday, December 25th at 10:00 a.m.; and their New
Year's Eve Worship will be Wednesday,. December
31st at 10:00 p.m. All of these events are free and open
for everyone to attend. -
THE GREATER EL-BETH-EL DIVINE HOLI-
NESS 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.m. Call 904-
359-0661 Donation $20.00.
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 spirit, our Chick-fil-A family is
hosting this toy drive project to inspire our community
to .help'provide a special.Christmas to needy local chil-
dren." Trinity Rescue Mission is.a non-profit Christian
,organization that provides a road to recovery for home-
less individuals and families in Jacksonville. For more
information, call (904) 519-0505, or visit
Walter "Ron" Dawkins
was born September 10,
1946 in Jacksonville, FL
to Doby and Lula
Dawkins. He celebrated
62 wonderful years, leav-
ing behind his
Dawkins; his children
Lamar Dawkins, Walter
Dawkins, Jr., Andre
Dawkins, and Alicia
Dawkins; 5 grandchil-
dren; 3 sisters; Madeline
Thomas Anglea Smith,
Valerie Dawkins; 2 close
friends, Jamaican Joe and
Julius Everett; a close
cousin Cecile Lee; and a
host of other family,
friends, and loved ones
who will truly miss him.
Ron is now resting in
peace with the Lord!!!
"A WAR HERO"
October 29, 1941 to
November 22, 2008
Mitchell Senior, Jr. was
born on October 29, 1941
to Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell
Senior, Sr. (Deceased) He
was the eldest son of two.
He was raised by Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Courtney of
Mitchell died in Tampa,
Florida on Sunday morn-
ing, November 22, 2008.
He was 4 Retired Veteran
and served in the United
States Army from 1961 to
1984. In addition, he
served in the Vietnam War
from December 1967 to
from New Stanton Senior
High School in the Class of "1959". He married
Geraldine "Moore" Senior, also a Graduate of the
Class of 1959, in December 1967 of Beverly Hills,
California He had two Girls, Renata Denise Senior
and Mitchtoria (Mitz) Senior from that marriage.
Mitchell is survived by four daughters, Renata D.
Senior, Mitchtoria (Mitz) Senior, Terri Sykes and
Jackie Senior and one grandson, Miguel Izaiah Giron.
He is also survived by his youngest brother and his
wife, Mr. & Mrs. Carl L. Senior of Jacksonville,
Florida; A Minister son, Arnold and numerous of
nephews, nieces, cousins and other loving relatives
"We Miss you Mitchell and will always Love You!"
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November 30, 2008.
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ..................................... 9:30 a.m,
Sunday Morning Worship ....................... 11:00 a.m. ",.,
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary).................................... 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday Prayer Meeting.............. ........ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor --.
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church ..
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
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:.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.
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PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
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Elder Joseph Rice
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"There's Always Something
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Ritz Chamber Players Spring Concert
The Ritz Chamber Players performed Lyric for
Strings by George Walker, Quintet for Clarinet, Two
Violins, Viola and Cellos in F-Sharp minor. Op. 10 by
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Quintet No. 2 for Violin,
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Brahms for an appreciative and awed audience at their
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Edward Waters College's recently inaugurated and
first female president Dr. Claudette Williams spoke to
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Vice President, Academic Affairs, Dr. Phyllis Walker
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Founder and Artistic Director Terrance Patterson.
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Jacksonville Urban League with guest speaker The Honorable Judge Angela Cox.
Judge Cox's spoke inspiringly on "Women's History Impacting Your World &
Beyond. Ms. Mecca T. Shivers, a student at Northwestern Middle School portrayed
the life of the late Ms. Ma'Vynne Betsch 'The Beach Lady' and according to her
instructor NCNW member Mrs. Catherine Massey, Ms. Shivers 'Beach Lady' per-
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Mrs. Nellie Henry, NCNW member and soloist sang beautifully to the more
than fifty attendees. She was joined on the program by NCNW Life Member Mrs.
Albertha Brooks who gave Meditations and led the group in reciting the organiza-
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states, "The event was educational, well received and enjoyable to everyone.
The National Council of Negro Women and Associate Men, Inc. and the Life
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counties. The Council's local section president is Reverend Florence Luster and
the state convener is Mrs. Gertrude H. Peele.
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ages residents to get armed to protect their lives and property. He said the economy
is going to get worse, and criminals are getting more bold.
The 1996-2000 studies showed that in Decatur, Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, there
were 1,881 guns used in criminal acts and traced to gun dealers. All of these stores
too,were still in business. The reports showed 120 of the nation's 80,000 gun deal-
ers with the most crime gun traces. These stores are flooding America's streets with
crime guns "yet Washington rarely investigates, shuts down or prosecutes most of
these high-crime dealers.
What the organizations above want to see happen is an annual report of the high
crime gun dealers operating in their community and what steps the Department of
Justice/ATF is taking to regulate, shut down and/or prosecute these potentially dirty
dealers. They believe, and the study shows that the majority of gun dealers are hon-
est and follow the law and therefore should not be tarred by a few dealers who sell
an inordinate number of crime guns.
The group understands that some stores may be on the list because they have a large
volume of sales, not because they are engaging in illegal behavior. Some stores,
also, are located near high crime areas which makes it more likely that the guns sold,
even legally, may eventually be used in a crime.
Approximately 4 and 1/2 million new firearms are sold in the U. S. each year.
Approximately two million secondhand firearms are also sold each year. In fact, the
United States sell more guns than any other country in the world. This makes it
mandatory for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to put forth every pos-
sible effort to keep these guns out of the hands of criminals, unauthorized juveniles
and other prohibited persons under the Gun Control Act.
It is also imperative that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms focus on
illegal gun trafficking. They should seek the help of state and local law enforcement
officials to keep up with gun sales and stolen firearms, said the Jacksonville leaders.
The group is also wishing that the ATF will significantly increase crime gun trac-
ing and trafficking enforcement. They are seeking the cooperation of the communi-
ty, thq mayor, the sheriff and other national, state and local officials.
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a blessing than a curse, so
he has written a book:
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Senator Mel Martinez
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mer Florida Governor Jeb
Bush stated that he is
interested in the seat.
It has often been specu-
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would seek the White
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sources, it was thought
that he would move
directly from Florida to
Washington prior to his
brother moving to
Washington but since he
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received the job.
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through with the original
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White House. But don't
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to put up a strong candi-
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Senior Citizens from all over the city
of Jacksonville came together at the 01 1
Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel November
25th to "CELEBRATE LIFE." Joan
Turner, director of The Senior Life
Foundation,, once again joined with
Radio Stations, WCGL, WZAZ,
Community. Leaders, Churches, Civic
organization, and a caring community to
present to the, elderly a Thanksgiving
The program was a mixture of the
young and those that have lived and seen
change. Song, dance, poetry, everything
in place to celebrate life. Mistress of
Ceremony Joan Barney begin with a
Joyous celebration as we watched the
circle of life unfold. The journey begin
with Armani Turner leading the, pledge
and Dr. Bernadette Williams reading the
Scripture. Mistress of Ceremony
Deborah Maiden presented Mary Blake-
Holley with the welcome and a poem by
SA special table was set for everyone
over 90 and as the circle unfolded,
Mother Shepard, at the request of Joan
Turner, sang a song that brought fears to
every eye in the house. Mother Alberta
Wallace recited a poem from memory
that had everyone on their feet with
The Guest Speaker was Re%. Bob
Watkins. President. Community of
Christ Florida Mission
Center, Lakeland, FL. Guest includ-
ed State representative Audrey and Atty.
Wayne Hogan, Councilwoman Coririne
Brown, Senator Tony Hill, Councilman
Johnny Gaffney, Mari Terbrueggen-
President, and The Senior Life
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee
Inc., a non-profit organization is now in the process of collecting, gathering
clothes, shoes for our next 'Clothes Give-A-Way. If you have any clothes, female,
male, children, toys, furniture, or other items, please donate them. Bring them to
916 N.Myrtle Avenue., from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc., will also come pick up your your
donation or gifts. Give them to Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc., we
will make them a part of our next scheduled Clothes Give-A-Way. Help us as 'we
work to end the violence in our communities through education,not more incarcer-
ation'. Visit our website: www.jaxloc.com for more information, or contact us at
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.
Wight Greger, Director
Housing and Neighborhoods Department
DECEMBER 6, 2008
American Heart Association'Meeting Report
~ UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD ~
Umbilical cord blood may help build new heart valves
NEW ORLEANS, La.,- Children with heart defects may
someday receive perfectly-matched new heart valves built
using stem cells from their umbilical cord blood, according to
research presented at the American Heart Association's
Scientific Sessions 2008.
When infants are born with malfunctioning heart valves
that can't be surgically repaired, they rely on replacements from animal tissue, compat-
ible human organ donations or artificial materials. These replacements are lifesaving,
but don't grow and change shape as a child develops; so two or more surgeries may be
needed to replace outgrown valves. The animal tissue may also stiffen over time as well
and be less durable than a normal human valve. With artificial valves, children also
must be treated with blood thinners.
"In our concept, if prenatal testing shows a heart defect, you could collect blood
from the. umbilical cord at birth, harvest the stem cells, and fabricate a heart valve that
is ready when the baby needs it," said Ralf Sodian, M.D., lead author of the study and
a cardiac surgeon at the University Hospital of Munich.
The tissue engineering of heart valves is still in its infancy, with various researchers
investigating the possibility of using cells from blood, bone marrow or amniotic fluid. 0
In the study, the research team used stem cells (CD133+ cells) derived from umbil-
ical cord blood. The cord blood was frozen to preserve it. After 12 weeks, the cells were P
seeded onto eight heart valve scaffolds constructed of a biodegradable material and
then grown in.a laboratory.
Afterwards, examination using electron microscopes revealed that the cells had
grown into pores of the scaffolding and formed a tissue layer. Biochemical examina-
tion indicated that the cells had not only survived and grown, but had produced impor-
tant elements of the extracellularr matrix," the portion of body tissue that functions out-
side of cells and is essential to tissue function and structure. Compared with human tis-
sue from pulmonary heart valves, the tissue-engineered valves formed:
77.9 percent as much collagen (the main protein in connective tissue);
85 percent as much glycosaminoglycan, a carbohydrate important in connective
tissue); and 67 percent as much elastin (a protein in connective tissue)
Furthermore, using antibodies to detect various proteins, the researchers found the
valves contained desmin (a protein in muscle cells), laminin (a protein in all internal
organs), alpha-actin (a protein that helps muscle cells contract) and CD31, VWF and
VE-cadherin (components of blood vessel linings).
"These markers all indicate that human cardiovascular tissue was grown in the
I lab," Sodian said.
Several important questions remain to be solved regarding tissue-engineered func-
tional heart valves, including identifying the optimal scaffold material and learning
how to condition the valves in the laboratory so they work properly after being implant-
i ed, Sodian said.
"Tissue engineering provides the prospect of an ideal heart valve substitute that
lasts throughout the patient's lifetime and has the potential to grow with the recipient
and to change shape as needed," he said.
Co-authors are: Philipp Schaefermeier, Ph.D.; Susanne Abegg-Zips, M.D.;
Wolfgang M. Kupbler, M.D., Ph.D.; Mehdi Shakibaei, M.D., Ph.D.; Sabine Daebritz,
M.D.; Nora Lang, M.D.; Christoph Schmitz, M.D.; Bruno Meiser, M.D.; and Bruno
Individual author disclosures can be found on the abstract.
The German Ministry of Education and Research funded the study. %
DECK THE HALLS...CHESTNUTS ROASTING.,.ANNOUNCING A
NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS!
DALLAS (November, 2008) Dallas, TX-based publishing company NetNia
Publishing releases 17 new Christmas letters with images of black Santa Claus
and his accompany elves. These colorful cultural holiday letters are found at their
unique website BlackSantaMagicLetters.com. This site is fast becoming a new
tradition because the letters resonate and identify with African-American children
and' adults alike, offering the perfect addition to your Christmas shopping list.
"Christmas is a magical time of the year for African-Americans. We believe
that positive inspirational images of people of color, expressed around the tradi-
tional themes of Christmas, create a different kind of memory for children and
adults. And -- who doesn't love getting a personal letter from Santa," asked
Jeffrey Bradley, President of BlackSantaMagicLetters.com.
Through the special Internet tool created by Mr. Bradley, anybody can visit
BlackSantaMagicLetters.com, answer a few questions and instantly create and
print a personal, memorable letter right on their computer.
"My nieces live in Georgia and I wanted to do something for them that was a
keepsake they would remember forever. I used BlackSantaMagicLetters.com to
create the letters I wanted. Then I used the information on the website to have
each personalized letter mailed from the North Pole with an authentic postmark,"
said Psychiatrist Rennie Marshall.
Christmas is right around the corner ... have you thought about how you'll
make it more memorable for children and adults in your family?
"We've become increasingly passionate about the importance of holidays and
how they can create memories that bind African-American families together.
What we're doing with the Black Santa letters is an expression of our commit-
ment to families," said creator Jeff Bradley.
BlackSantaMagicLetters.com is a new Christmas tradition-but you can still
have the chestnuts roasting on the open fire, just like when you were young.
BlackSantaMagicLetters.com features everything you need to know about
African-American Santa Claus including letter samples, articles, fun facts, ani-
mations, songs, and tips. It is owned and managed by NetNia Publishing, Inc.
.(NetNia.com) located at 7311 Caillet Street, Dallas, Texas 75209. Visit
http://www.netnia.com for more information.
November 30, 2008
DRAFT CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE
AND EVALUATION REPORT
GRANTEE PERFORMANCE REPORT
Drafts of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and the
Grantee Performance Report (GPR) for the City of Jacksonville have been completed and are
available for a fifteen (15) day public review and comment.
The CAPER provides accomplishment and expenditure narrative information on the four
Consolidated Plan programs (CDBG, HOME, HOPWA and ESG) administered by the City of
Jacksonville during fiscal year October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008. The GPR
provides narrative statements including accomplishments and expenditures for the CDBG
program. Copies of the reports are available at the Housing and Neighborhoods Department,
Community Development Division, 214 N. Hogan Street, Suite 800, and the Main Library at
303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Comments should be submitted in writing to Wight Greger, Director, Housing and
Neighborhoods Department, at the above address and received no later than Monday,
December 15, 2008. The final CAPER and GPR will be submitted to the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development by December 31, 2008.
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NO LOITERING DOESN'T JUST APPLY
S' TO SKATE BOARDERS-The defendant,.
1 ~ Richard, has since been warned on t\vo occa-
sions against loitering at a Shell Gas Station.
The defendant was informed that he was no
M longer penmnted to return to this location. The
defendant stated that he understood that he was
not allowed to return. Some days later, the
defendant was observed leaning against a
parked vehicle in front of the Shell Station at
m /7 2610 N. Myrtle Ave, directly beneath a "No
Loitering" sign. The defendant was arrested and
^- mirandized. The defendant stated that he was
SO'FF ICE aware of the fact that he had been warned by
police against being on the Shell Station proper-
ty. The defendant admitted to being on the prop-
erty and stated that he had just gone into the
store and was leaving immediately after. It should be noted that the defendant was
not in possession of anything purchased from the business. He was later asked to
leave or be transported by police. A repeat offender such as this person makes you
think to yourself. "Why would he continue to make the same mistakes?" Maybe he
doesn't know the definition of "No Loitering" or maybe he doesn't know how to
read, I'll let you (the readers) be the judge of that.
PULLED OVER FOR SPEEDING AND ENDED WITH A DUI-
Officer was positioned in the median operating a RADAR unit on the 11500 block
of Atlantic Boulevard. construction area. A vehicle was observed traveling in the
outside lane at a high rate of speed. The car was tracked at 65MPH in a 35MPH
zone. Officer noticed that the driver side taillight was not working. He caught up to
the vehicle and activated his emergency light but the other driver did not pull up
until he passed two blocks. Officer contacted the suspect and identified himself. He
could smell a faint smell of fruity alcoholic beverage coming from the suspect's
mouth as he spoke.. The suspect's speech was thick and dry. The suspect's eyes were
glassy and slightly bloodshot. When asked if he has been drinking any alcoholic, the
suspect stated, "No. nothing."Officer then asked the suspect to get out for a field
sobriety exercise. During the exercise he was unbalanced, slurred when he talked,
and couldn't do many of the other commands. When asked again if he had been
drinking, he answered, I have had nothing since Friday." The suspect failed every
test that was given to him, which led to his arrest afterwards. My two cents on this
if he smelled like he was drunk. he looked like he was drunk, and he walked like he
was drunk then he was drunk. The creative answer the suspect gave was that he last
drank two days ago. I really want to know what kind of alcohol or how much did
he consume to keep him drunk for a couple of days.
I I ARIES
Don't let domestic prob-
lems interfere with your
objectives. Be cautious
when dealing with for-
eigners. You can meet
new and exciting lovers
through work related
events may be upset-
ting.Your lucky day this
week will be Monday.
S I CANCER
Organization will be dithe key
to avoiding discord and fam-
ily feuds. You may have dif-
ficulty trying to get your
mate to understand your
position. If you go shopping,
only take what you can
afford to part with. Make
changes around your house
and plan to do some enter-
taining. Your lucky day this
week will be Wednesday.
You may come down
with minor infections i1
you have allowed your-
self to get rundown.
Satisfy vour passionate
mood. You can get a lot
done if you get yQur
hands on me right equip-
ment. Try to curb your
habits, or you could find
yourself in an awkward
lucky day this week will
You can make financial
gains if you are prepared to
take a risk. Opportunities for
advancement at work are
apparent Get help setting up
a reasonable budget Look
into ways of making extra
Look to a close friend for
advice. You can accom-
plish a lot if you put some
effort into household
duties or redecorating
plans. You need to con-
centrate on solving exist-
ing problems. Be careful
not to consume too many
spicy foods, or minor
health problems could put
you out of commission
for the day. LD:Wed.
A need to be in love may
fool you. Look into career
choices and courses being
offered. Try to take some
time to listen to their
complaints, and in turn,
do something to appease
them. A new you could
help your attitude.Your
lucky day this week will
Problems with large cor-
porations or institutions
are apparent. You can
sort out any differences
you have in an amiable
manner. Don't overspend
on friends or children.
You will be too quick to
point your finger at your
mate. Your lucky day this
week will be\Tuesday.
The experience will be
good. You can meet new
friends who will let you
know just how valuable
you are.Financial gains
can be made through
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You should get out and
meet new people this
week. Move forward if
you want to turn your life
around. Go after your
goals. You will have a lit-
tle more energy than
usual. Your lucky day this
week will be Thursday.
Your lack of responsibili-
ty and attention has been
a key issue in your rela-
tionship. You'll find it
easy to talk about Vour
feeling this week. Don't
hesitate to find out what
your mate's intentions
are. Be primed to use
your intellect in order to
get what you want. You
nave to believe in your-
self and your.talents.Your
luc day this week will
be Thurs ay.
A I SAGITTARIUS
Deception will play an
important factor in rela-
tionships. You mustn't
give too much to' your
with your mate may lead
to estrangement. Try to
mix business with pleas-
ure while traveling. Your
lucky day this week will
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become stronger. Peers
may not be on your side.
Try to address the real
issues in order to turn
things around. A long,
quiet walk alone may
help you sort out your
P ." P "R.. d" THE STA DEEBR620
ameDay : ..
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
The Houston Texans looked unbeatable in their Monday night debut with an easy 30-
17 win over AFC South-rival Jacksonville at Reliant Stadium.
"The execution is not crisp," said Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio. "We struggled to
score points when the game was on the line. We had several opportunities, but I thought
overall defensively, otlier than the first drive and the last drive, we played pretty good. I
thought we gave ourselves a chance."
The Texans are already out of the playoffs for the seventh time since the franchise's
started in 2002, but played inspiring football on ESPN to improve to 5-7 this year.
The Jaguars are 4-8 on the season.
Jacksonville QB David Garrard finished 25 of 35 passing for 287 yards and
increased his single-season passing total to a career-high 2,748 yards. Garrard has
recorded a 60 percent completion percentage in nine of 12 games and has attempted 30-
plus passes in eight of the last nine games.
Matt Jones had eight receptions for 104 receiving yards, his second 100-yard receiv-
ing game of the season and fifth of his career. Jones set a single-season career-high for
receiving yards. Jones has the third-most receptions by a Jaguar since 2003 and has five-
plus receptions in nine of the first 12 games.
The Houston game saw the return of tight end George Wrighster. Wrighster has been
out since off-season ACL surgery. He has played 63 games with 26 starts and has 92
receptions for 815 yards and nine touchdowns.
Kicker Josh Scobee has scored at least one point in 53 consecutive games dating
back to January 2005, the second longest streak in team history. Mike Hollis holds the
team record at 67 games.
The Jacksonville defense is only 13th against the pass (204.5 ypg) and 20th in both
defending the run (115.0 ypg) and points allowed (270) through 12 games this season.
Texans' rookie running back Steve Slaton ran for 130 yards and a pair of touchdown
on 21 carries.
"They drafted me to be a third down guy," said Slaton, a rookie from West Virginia.
"I thought in any situation they put me in I can play. I just want to prove everybody I
could do that."
HOUSTON GAME NOTES: Running back Fred Taylor had 67 yards and his first
touchdown of the season on nine carries at Houston. He passed Jimmy Smith for the
most touchdowns in franchise history with his 70th career score...Jones-Drew ended
with 49 yards on 12 touches against the Texans...Jacksonville's defense had no sacks,
while Garrard went down three times...All-Pro cornerback Rashean Mathis posted his
team-high fourth interception of the season and the franchise- record 25th of his career
in Monday's loss....Mathis was the biggest injury note for the Jaguars after he left the
game with a sprained right knee.
THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: The Jaguars will visit Chicago this Sunday for a
showdown with the Bears at Soldier Field. The all-time series between the Jags and
Bears is knotted at two games apiece, with Jacksonville winning the last meeting by a
22-3 score at home on Dec. 12, 2004.
-"- BOUTS \ '
..Florida'sChandler Parsons come off the bench and put up 15 points on 5-of-0l shooting
as Florida bested Florida A&M 73-58 Tuesday night in Gainesville.
.' The No. 23 Gators (6-11) improved to 18-0 all time against teams from the Mid-Eastern
AtWetic Conference. With the setback, FAMU fell for the second consecutive game against
ta Southeastern Conference school. The Rattlers (1-6) are winless in 29 such meetings.
: The Rattlers (1-6) made 11 3-pointers for the game and converted 61.5 percent (8-of- 13)
in the second half.
"I believe in trying to lake the 3 totally away," said Florida coach Bill Donovan. "You're
never going to prevent a team from ever taking a 3-point shot, but you want to be able to take
' FAMU took 24 shots from behind the arc, hitting 11 on a night when they connected on
an overall 19 of 43 from the field for 44.2 percent shooting. They lost the rebound battle, 32
to 29. ,
"We work on pressure defense every day in practice so I think our team will improve,"
FAMU point guard Byron Taylor said. "Ifs just being in the right spot and helping each other
S,The Gators went iito the.locker room with a 37-22 lead at the half hitting 11 of 27 for
42.9 percent.shooting for the game.
..'jLamar.'Twitty led all scorers With 20 points for FAMU, and Brandon Bryant added 16.
A 1'They are.bigger thad us so we had to have the mental toughness when we to inside to
ish the baskets,' Twitty said. "They've got a lot great shooters so we knew there was going
to be a lot of 1-on-I in the post.
WILDCATS GAMEDAY Late free throws preserve 65-61 win for Bethune
Cookman over Webber International
DAYTONA BECH, Fla. -- Bethune-Cookman (3-4) hit 8 of 10 free throws in the
final 1:01 of the game to preserve a 65-61 home win over Webber International
University (2-2) Tuesday night at Moore Gymnasium.
Senior Tobias Mahone made 4-4 charity tosses in the final 19 seconds as WIU hit
two three-pointers in the final minute to draw within one point 62-61 with three seconds
left. B-CU Freshman Stanley Elliott hit one of two free throws with. three seconds left
to make the margin 63-61 and WIU's length of the court pass went out of bounds with
no time going off the clock.
Then the Warriors immediately fouled Mahone and he hit two free throws to seal
"We practice and execute hard in practices and players stayed extra and shot more
free throws after Monday's practice. We left free throws out there in the Chicago State
game (last Friday) and down the stretch in the Texas Southern game too otherwise we
would have won by double digits Saturday (68-61 win over Texas Southern in
Chicago)," said B-CU Head Coach Clifford Reed, Jr. following the game.
Webber University scratched and clawed against the Wildcats all night long as the
game was tied eight times and WIU led 29-27 at halftime. The Warriors' Halston
Schaffer's free throw gave the visitors a 50-47 lead with 6:50 to play before B-CU went
on a 10-3 run keyed by co-captain Alexander Starling's seven points giving the
Wildcats a 57-53 lead with 2:21 remaining. Starling's jumper in the lane with 4:28 to
play was the last field goal of the night for Bethune-Cookman. B-CU was 14 of 18 free
throws in the final four minutes. The 'Cats made 20-26 free throws in the game.
Starling led all scorers with a game-high 18 points, C.J Reed scored 14 and had four
assists, and John Holmes totaled 12 points and five rebounds for the Wildcats. Senior
co-captain Kevan Creppy contributed 8 points and 7 rebounds off the bench for B-CU.
Jaguars' cornerback Rashean Mathis, No. 27, will likely go on the injured reserve list with a
sprained MCL in his right knee. Mathis won't require surgery. He was injured late in the first half
against Houston and had his fourth interception of the season earlier in the first half. (Florida Star
photo by Nancy Beecher).
Clemson (7-5) had been tied with Florida for the most Gator Bowl appearances with eight
The Tigers will be the first five-loss team to play in the game. (Florida Star photo by Nancy
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
Clemson and Nebraska
reportedly set up for New
Years Day showdown in
Clemson (7-5) has
reportedly accepted an
invitation to play in the
Gator Bowl on New Year's
The Tigers are expect-
ed to face Nebraska (8-4)
in a rematch of the 1982
Orange Bowl, which
Clemson won 22-15 to
claim the national champi-
The Cornhuskers can-
not be invited until Sunday
when the BCS releases one
of three Big 12 teams, pre-
sumably Texas Tech, cur-
rently up for considera-
tion. Even without the offi-
cial announcement, many
Nebraska fans are already
making their travel plans
to the Sunshine State.
The ACC title game
winner between Boston
College and Virginia Tech
automatically advances to
the Orange Bowl. The
Chick-fil-A Bowl in
Atlanta gets first rights on
the remaining at-large
ACC bowl qualifiers.
They are expected to
take hometown Georgia
Tech. The Gator Bowl has
the next choice, and bowl
president Rick Catlett
his bowl was deciding
between Clemson and
Florida State. The
Seminoles finished 8-4,
one game better than
Clemson, and beat the
Tigers during the regular
As word of Clemson's
selection leaked Tuesday,
the Champs Sports Bowl
wanted FSU, according to
a report in the Orlando
Sentinel. That led to a
Meineke Car Care Bowl in
Charlotte to lock in on
North Carolina, according
to the Charlotte Observer.
As it turns out, the
ACC's bowl tie-ins were
not sure Clemson would
be an option until Monday,
two days after a win over
South Carolina. NCAA
rules stipulate that all
seven-win teams must be
taken before a bowl can
grab a six-win team.
Clemson's record is 7-
5, but only six of those
wins counts toward bowl
eligibility because of two
wins against lower-divi-
sion teams. The Tigers will
be the first five-loss team
to play in the game.
Clemson would break
the Gator Bowl record for
most appearances (nine),
breaking out of a tie with
Florida. Nebraska, which
has won four of its past
five games, would be mak-
ing its Gator Bowl debut.
Clemson's last visit to the
Gator Bowl was on New
Year's Day 2001, when the
Tigers lost to Virginia
Tech. They also played in
the game in 1977, 1978,
1986, 1989 and 1996.
The Gator Bowl kicks
off at 1 p.m. on Jan. 1 and
will be televised by CBS.
DECEMBER 6. 2008
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A koala rests in a tree at Sydney Wildlife World.
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Harvard University announced
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undergraduate students from low-income
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