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Man Killed One Hour After the
New Year Suspect Arrested
It happened about 1 a.m. on
January 1, 2009. Jeffrey Brooks,
23, was shot several times,
according to reports, by Robert
Carr, 25. They had been giving
each other tattoos and began to
argue about money and tattoo
According to reports, Brooks
Robert Glenn Carr, 25 was found lying on the floor of
the apartment after the shooting. His 7-month-old son
was in the apartment also. Brooks died enroute to the
hospital and Carr was arrested and charged with mur-
der on Tuesday.
California Man Killed
by police during arrest
With the large number of cell phone
cameras and video equipment, many
have seen the shooting of Oscar
Grant on New Year's Day in
wOsars sot New Oakland, California by a transit
Year's Day. agency police on the crowded
Oakland train station platform.
Oscar was lying on his stomach when the transit
agency officer shot him. The officer said his gun went
off accidentally. Oscar was begging, please don't hurt
me. I have a four-year-old daughter.
The officer is on leave and the family of Grant has
filed a lawsuit and citizens have begun violent protests.
Don't Worry About Obama
He Has Spider-Man
When it was learned that
Marvel comics decided to
allow, Obama and Spider-
Man to appear together.
The book shows Spider-
Man protecting Obama and
Obama thanking him with a fist-bump. It will go on
sale on January 14. The cost for this collector's item is
Organization Formed to
Address Racial and
Economic Disparities in City
Tampa, FL To address these most pressing issues
facing minority communities of Jacksonville, FMCRC,
in partnership with Jacksonville Councilwoman
Glorious J. Johnson, will officially launch Access
Jacksonville at a Community Hearing set for January
30th at. 2:00pm (City of Jacksonville council cham-
The primary mission of Access Jacksonville is "The
empowerment of minority communities and business-
es, largely through economic access, participation and
development. To pursue development and growth.that
meets the small business, health, housing and employ-
ment needs of minority communities that will ensure a
better quality of life for all minority communities of
Jacksonville" states Councilwoman Johnson.
In the United States, nearly a century and a half after
the end of slavery, social life in Jacksonville is still
characterized by significant racial stratification.
Substantial disparities in Jacksonville exists between
minorities and whites in wages, unemployment rates,
income and wealth levels, ability test scores, incarcera-
tion and criminal victimization rates, health and mor-
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Congresswoman Corrine Brown
Roland Burris was
unable to take a seat
in the Senate as a U.
S. Senator repre-
senting the state of
Illinois to replace
Roland Obama. If he gets in,
Burris he will be the second
U. S. Senator to have graduated
from Howard University.
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our goal but there is so much more. We often say "it takes a village to raise a child."
We have seen so much. During these past years, our greatest handicap has been fear.
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Elementary and Rufus E. Payne Elementary. A $241,000 grant from the Jacksonville Journey to keep the kids
busy after school instigated this program. A total of 270 children will be able to participate and the program
starts January 12, 2009.
Business Loans support is being sought by Governor Charlie Crist. He said that more than 30 businesses are
having trouble because of.the economy. Crist is seeking $8.5 million to help businessess that show growth
potential and employment opportunities.
FCCJ is seeking to become a a state college by summer, offering bachelor degrees. The president said Florida
is not losing its community colleges, it is just gaining a state college.
Jacksonville made history this week when it held funeral services at its first national cemetery Wednesday.
Eight veterans were placed at the facility.
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you to come join them 'on
January 10, 2009 as they cel-
ebrate Family and Friends
Day. Beninning with Church
School at 9:00 a.m. and
Moving Worship Service at
10:45 a.m. The church is
located at 737 Jessie St., in
Jacksonville. Call 904-358-
2258 for more information.
MOUNT SINAI MIS-
CHURCH District Five
presents Catherine Williams
and majestic Voices Saturday,
January 17,2009 at 5:00 p.m.
2036 Silver St., in
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CARING FOR THE
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SHOP Saturday, January
31, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. 2
p.m. at the Mary L. Singleton
Center located at 150 E. First
St., Jacksonville. Keynote
speaker will be Carol O'Dell,
author of "Mothering
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oir about caring for her aging
workshop is free and open to
the public but reservations are
required. Home care is also
available for loved ones. Call
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by Monday, January 19,2009.
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KING, JR. PRAYER
BREAKFAST -The fifth
annual Southern Maryland
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Prayer Breakfast will be held
on Monday, Jan. 19. As a start
to the 375th anniversary year
of the founding of Historic St.
Mary's City, the breakfast
will highlight the life of
America's first black legisla-
tor. Breakfast service begins
at 7:00 a.m, at St. Mary's
College of Maryland
(SMCM), with the program
scheduled from 8:30-10:30
a.m. The service will feature
guest speakers Rep. Steny
Hoyer (D-Md.), SMCM
Professor Garrey Dennie, and
Dr. Janice Talbert Walthour.
The breakfast is in the col-
lege's Great Room, located
on the second floor of the
Campus Center. Admission is
$7 and includes a full break-
fast. The event is sponsored
by SMCM and the St. Mary's
County Human Relations
Commission. For more infor-
mation, contact Judy Carr at
CHURCH invites you to
"Unity's Release Party" on
January 25, 2009 at 6pm
located at Jefferson Davis
Middle School, 7050 Melvin
Road, Jacksonville, FL
32210. Visit us at www.uf-
Jacqueline Y. Bartley
The Reverend and
was recently married
in Las Vegas, NV. Rev.
Lowery is the associate
pastor of Bethel
A.M.E. Church in St.
Petersburg, FL. Mrs.
Maggie Lowery is a
former resident of
Brunswick, GA., an
RN Professional, and
also a Sales Director,
earning a pink Cadillac
at Mary Kaye
Cosmetics for over 18
years. The couple will
reside in a beach front
NEW YEAR REVIVAL AT HISTORIC MT. ZION
AME CHURCH -The dynamic Rev. Michael Edwards oJ
Tabernacle Baptist slated as evangelist to bring a holy
ghost time. Revive, renew and
reconnect through praise, wor-
ship and song at the New Year
Revival, Thursday and Friday
nights, January 22 23, 2009 at
Historic Mount Zion AME
Church, as the anointed
Reverend Michael C. Edwards,
senior pastor of, Tabernacle
Baptist Institutional Church,
brings souls to Christ as the
revival evangelist. Worship service will begin nightly at 7:00
pm. The church is located downtown at 201 E. Beaver Street,
on the coerofNewnan and Beaver streets, and has an ele-
vator for easy access; Reverend F.D.Richardson Jr is the pas-
tor. The public is invited to come out and be revived in the
Reverend Edwards, a Jacksonville native, is a graduate of
Florida State University and has a Master's of Divinity
Degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology
at Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA.In addition to
his pastoral duties at Tabernacle Baptist, Edwards serves
Executive Secretary for the Florida General Baptist
Convention, Inc. with President Rev. Dr. James B. Sampson.
He is the author, of two soon-to-be released books, "A
Single Revelation", a Christiari'book for singles and the
other directed for singles' ministries entitled "Single By
Choice or By Force".' Aproud family man, Reverend
Edwards and his wife Faydra are the parents of four
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BROOKS, Jeffery R.,
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died January 1, 2009.
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GIBBS, Eugene, 80, died
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January 2, 2009.
JONES, John Willie, Sr.,
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LAWRENCE, Leon L.,
died January 1, 2009.
LEWIS, Lavinia, 90,
died January 4, 2009.
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MIZELL, Rosa Lee died
January 4, 2009.
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January 2, 2009.
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THOMPSON, Jenie died
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WILLIAMS, Lillie Mae,
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m .
Intercessory Prayer..................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Eric Lee
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service....................................................................10:00 a.m.
'Church School........................ .......................8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study................................................. 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday...............................10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry........................................................... 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
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Rych McCain Presents His Annual Most Talented
Child/Teen Actors in Hollywood for 2008!
By Rych McCain Jackson VP" for the
Photo: Michael Lavine nickelodeon network.
for Fox Bobb'e J Thompson
It is that time of year (12 yrs. old); genius, for
where I personally give real personality; Star of
credit where credit is due the summer hit film Role
when it comes to black Models, Universal
youth in Hollywood. Pictures and will debut
They never get their fair his own MTV Networks
share of press whether it Talk/Variety Show called
is mainstream or not and "The Bobb'e J Show" in
have a difficult "row-to- the new year.
hoe" when it come to Rhyon Brown (16
scratching for parts that yrs. old); gracious, teen
are sparsely written with beauty; Stars as Lizzie
them in mind. As with Sutton on the ABC-TV
every year's group, I Network Show "Lincoln
applaud the parents of Heights."
these special. children, Scooter Smiff (12 yrs
especially for allowing old); loveable and fun; Is
me to personally be apart a rapper who will have
of their lives and letting his debut album out in
them be associated with the new year on superstar
Rych McCain's Personal singer Chris Brown's
Family of Child/Teen record label.
Artists. The general pub- Paige Hurd (16 yrs.
lic may think that it is a old); adorable, cutie;
glamorous piece of cake Stars as Tasha on
to have a child shinning "Everybody Hate Chris"
on the big or small on the CW Network.
screen but they go Justin Martin (14 yrs.
through their share of old); magnetic personali-
hell with the "haters," ty; Stared as Donny in
"agents & managers," High School Musical 3:
"on set problems," Senior Year for Walt
"school work," "lack of Disney Pictures and
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tions," stress and every- The Express for
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that they have to endure Wynter Daggs (llyrs.
with their star child. old); precocious- and,
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yrs. 'old); energetic, for Best Supporting
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own TV Show "True Meet Me At The Oak.
meciial News Prviders
By Rych McCain
and heart felt prayers
and good thoughts go
out to the families,
friends and fans of the
original cat woman,
s u '1 t r y
Eartha Kitt who made
her transition to our
ancestors on Christmas
day as a result of colon
cancer. She was 81.
The same is in order
for master jazz trum-
Hubbard who made
December, 29, 2009 at
age 70 as a result of a
There has been
much hype about this
week's on stage come-
dy showdown between
Katt Williams and
Steve Harvey in
Detroit at the Joe
Lewis Arena. It is
being billed as the
match of comedy..
Congrats are in
order for model/actress
Eva Marcille and actor
Lance Gross who
became engaged in
front of their families
on Christmas Eve.
stars on the #1 day
time soap, "The Young
and The Restless," for
C(BS-TV and -was
introduced to the world
as the winner .of
"America's Next Top
Model: Cycle 3."
Gross stars on the hit
TBS comedy series,
"Tyler Perry's House
Look for our main
man, Grammy award-
Mixtape Messiah 6
January 13, 2009. It.
features Crooked I, Lil
Keke, Lil Flip, Trae
Tha Truth, The Boss
Hogg Outlaws &
Messiah 7 before his
upcoming 3rd major
label album release
vocal group The
Priestess & The Fool
have a holiday video
out titled "Ride On,
Santa." You can check
it out at
promises to give your'
holiday cheer a bit of
sex and swing. It was
shot in a NYC bur-
lesque club and fea-
tures appearances from
Lady Rizo and The
Assettes, Miss Trina
Rose and Gina Vetro.
If you like what you
see, you can free
download the Ride On
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and album art at'
The Wrestler; Fox
in association with
Wild Bunch and a
Marisa Tomei and
Evan Rachel Wood.
Directed and produced
by Darren Aronofsky.
Written by Robert
Siegel. Produced by
If you are a true
wrestling fan and rel-
ish a behind the scenes
look at this strange
professional sport and
its not so glamorous
ups and downs, you
will get off on this
flick. Randy "The
(Rourke) is a washed
up former champion
wrestler like many pro
athletes who are way
past their prime can't
hang up his trunks. He
has sunken down to
taking $500 dollar or
less matches in off-
the-wall, small, back-
to make ends meet. He
tries to patch up a bad
relationship with a
daughter he has neg-
lected all of her life
and even has a club
stripper girl who is or
is not his girlfriend.
This film already has
several Golden Globe
and the talk is that it
may bring an Oscar
nod for Rourke.
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ORGANIZATION Continued from A-1
FMCRC Chair Al Pina states "The discrimination and economic exclusion experi-
enced by minority groups in Jacksonville favor the emergence of social behavior that
appears to justify racial stereotypes about poverty and antisocial conduct"
The economic distress of minority communities is one of the most pressing issues
facing Florida. The lack of businesses and jobs fuels not only a crushing cycle of
increasing poverty but also crippling social problems, such as drug abuse and crime
in our minority communities. The establishment of a sustainable economic base
together with employment opportunities, wealth creation, role models, and improved
local infrastructure is critical to the future well-being of these communities and the
State of Florida.
The minority communities and businesses in Florida have been long neglected in
Florida but none as much as in Jacksonville.
This socio-economic neglect has significant negative implications for all of Florida
and Jacksonville. According to FMCRC Chair Al Pina "To ensure that we have ade-
quate minority community input on this issue, FMCRC and Councilwoman Johnson
will co-host a Community Hearing that will enable their voices to be heard. After
hearing that Mayor Peyton called the Latino community of Jacksonville irrelevant, it
is obvious that such a hearing is necessary".
Research has clearly demonstrated that the economic health of all major cities in the
state of Florida is directly linked to the economic viability of its inner cities. The
challenges facing the minority community in Jacksonville are many, but the most
prevalent is the lack of ability for minority communities to determine their own
future in Jacksonville. Our challenge is introducing a new market based communi-
ty economic development paradigm shift in Jacksonville which serves minority fam-
ilies and their local leadership in nourishing their human and capital assets. At the
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced a freeze on ticket
prices for the 2009 season. The Jags said this decision is
based upon the suffering economy.
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foundation of Access Jacksonville is that minority communities in Jacksonville must
be allowed to drive the solutions to these very pressing issues.
"The City of Jacksonville's leadership should and must be at the forefront of creat-
ing an environment of access, inclusion, accountability and transparency. It has
become evident that this may not be the case and the result being a rising of pover-
ty, crime and unemployment in the minority communities of Jacksonville. This is an
issue that affects all of Jacksonville both socially and economically. It is my inten-
tion to provide a path of solutions that will be both inclusive and proactive for all of
the citizens of Jacksonville" states Councilwoman Johnson.
Minority community leaders and activists will be invited to the Community Hearing
along with key financial institutions and representatives of federal agencies. The
Community Hearing will be recorded with copies hand delivered to leaders of the
Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus and President
Obama Administration officials in Washington D.C., in hopes to engage national
leaders in the significant racial disparities within Jacksonville Florida.
Results of Disproportionate Reinvestment Dilemma in Jacksonville:
Less than 1% of all available private equity is invested in minority firms in
any given year, despite minorities representing over 38 % percent of Jacksonville
More than 70% of minority families reside in Low and Moderate Income
communities (poverty level)
Less than 38% of minorities graduate from High School
More than .65% of minority families headed by single mother live in
Less than 15% of minority households meet median income levels
More than 70% of minority lack a usual source of health care
Over 28% percent infant mortality rate in African American community
Over 68% of all home loans to minorities are subprime
Over 75% of all auto loans are subprime
The Florida Minority Community Reinvestment Coalition was formed to empower.
minorities in the areas ofhousing, community reinvestment, small business, health,
sustainable development and employment. At the core of our mission is the cre-
ation of a paradigm shift in community reinvestment for minority communities.
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The Family Child Care Association of Jacksonville
recently celebrated their Annual Christmas Party at the
Holiday Inn Commonwealth. The guest speaker was
former Sheriff Nathaniel Glover. He was introduced by
Certificates and awards of appreciation was present-
ed to each member, who enjoyed a delicious dinner
while listening to live music by The Mighty Saints of
God. care profession. The association began with 12 mem-
The Family Child Care Association of Jacksonville bers; to date there are over 75. Sheree Harvin is the cur-
was founded in May 1989 by Mary Hobby Williams rent president:
and co-founded by Sissy Cook: The association was
founded to resolve problems arising in the local child
On December 31, 2008, bus loads of parishioners were carried to their new build-
ing site for a prayer ceremony. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Jacksonville,
Inc. plans to relocate from Winton Dr. to a new location on Dunns Ave (across the
street from Lydia Estates subdivision).
The new site will consist of a lake and fountain along the entry road to the main
sanctuary building circular driveway. There will be a covered walkway from the
sanctuary building to the multi-purpose center, which will have an outside play
ground and social activity area.
Each building is a pre-engineered steel building and has 37,000 sq ft of floor
space with 26 ft ceilings.
The new complex will set on a 20 acre site. The main sanctuary will seat 3,400
Site clearing will begin in 2009. The construction managers for the project are
W.B.D. and C., L.L.C. and Logistical Transportation, Inc. with their professional
Prayer was delivered by Rev. Gunn and Rev. Scott Cotten.
Dr. Guns' quote: "And They Shall Build the Lord A House"
As I heard the Lord speaking to me months ago, it became apparent that St. Paul
is not called to build a new facility for expansion and ministry execution,but rather
we are called to build a place where the Glory of the Lord will dwell on the earth. St.
Paul will be a place of:
,* Healing, restoration and hope
Life changing worship and transforming teaching and preaching
Where the spirit of agape.flourishes and no one feels left out.
Where signs and wonders are clearly on display for all to see
It shall be the city where "The Lord is Here"
Before us is the assignment to build a house unto the Lord that will speak of our
love for Him and will declare to the world that we live for him and him alone. (II
Chron. 6:18-21) There is a divine mandate upon us and we are the generation that will
complete this for God. Today, the journey begins with the consecration as we anoint
the land that God has ordained for His House. Together we will see God honor us.
We embrace this challenge and with great joy we move forward.
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fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
I had a friend that was lonely and unhappy, so I decided to help her.
I asked her to be my roommate and introduced her to my crowd.
She later told our mutual friends about my personal business and
she became best friends with them. They told lies about me around
campus, my grades deteriorated, and I lost my friends. I have want-
ed to get back at her for backstabbing me. How do I repair a ruined reputation and deal with
these vicious two-faced people?
Totally Ruined On-Line Reader
Consider yourself lucky that your so-called friends have been revealed as wolves. These
weren't your friends to begin with and you shouldn't let them see you stress. Hold your head
high, get a life and find a new set of friends with high values and morals. The tworfaced
people are beneath you and you should separate yourself. Get a tutor to help pull your
grades up, and stick with people that have common interests. Stay positive, smile and keep
My girlfriend is sending mixed signals about our relationship. At times, she makes me feel
as if I'm the only one for her and other times she makes me feel as if she doesn't want me.
As long as I'm spending money and things go her way she's happy. When things aren't rosy
or I have an issue or need attention, she acts funny. I'm beginning to feel like she's using
me but don't know how to approach her. How do I ask where I stand in this relationship?
Wayne Altus, OK
You're being used and have allowed yourself to become a financial sponsor. If you can't
pull the money away and still get the girl, you have your answer. She doesn't give a damn
about you and her emotions are tied to your money and what she can get out of you. You
can make an effort and let her know you're scaling back on the spending and ask to have
your needs met. If she agrees to work on this, then stick with it. If not, pack your bags and
exit stage left.
I have a situation where I'll be wrong no matter what happens. My sister and I were talking
and she made a comment that if I knew her husband was cheating. I probably wouldn't tell
her. Imagine my surprise that she said this because he's having an affair. I'm the other
woman and we've been seeing each other for a while. I feel guilty because I think she's sus-
picious, just not of me. I need some help breaking this to news to her.
Confused Sister Jacksonville, MS
Pull out a pen and add the words trifling, low-life, and scandalous next to your face. You
need to let her husband know that you're going to tell and then see how much he loves his
wife when he lies, places all the blame on you and throws you under the bus. If they stay
together, your new title will be tramp while the family looks down upon you. If he leaves,
you won't be oI his list of selections. Grow up and learn some family values and get your
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New Year's Changes
This year more than ever, African Americans are
hoping that the New Year brings will bring needed
2009 will usher in newly elected politicians, new
promises, new resolutions and new issues for poor, oppressed and exploited peo-
ple. However, the biggest change desired will also be the least change realized!
Black people went all out last year to change the President of the United
States but they did little or nothing to change the American political system.
Just because we love someone, it doesn't necessarily mean our love will make
things different, especially politically.
Let me explain. Most of us love our mothers. Even if our mothers are chosen
to become the head cook at Burger King, it doesn't mean that "Whoppers" will
taste better! Burger King hamburgers will taste the same regardless of who flips
The American political system will remain the same no matter who is
Big corporations will continue to get bailed out and ordinary workers will
continue to get laid off!
Well, one change that has been.mentioned is that "America" will have a dia-
log with everybody. United States statesmen will talk to the Republican Party, the
Republican Guard, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Taliban, Korea, Iran and others that
make up the domestic and international "axis of evil".
The government indicates enemies can sit at the negotiation table but Black
people that stand up and speak out about the conditions of Black people in
America and around the world, won't even be allowed to sit on the floor!
It's easy to talk to Ahmadinejad in Iran but it will be hard to talk to Minister
Farrakhan and Reverend Wright in Chicago! It will be hard for Black newspaper
writers to get White House and Congressional press passes. It will be hard for
Black owned businesses to get lucrative Haliburton-type government contracts.
It will be hard for Black people to get fair treatment and equitable dissolutions in
racist American' courthouses!
In a capitalist society, symbolic change is cool but real change is defined by
adjustments in your financial capabilities.
If there is no change in your bank roll, there will be little change in your
This year, Black people are happy! We're happy about the changes in
American politics and, like Richard Pryor once said, "We're happy because we've
been here (and survived the BS) for 400 years." (Contact Lucius at
FAMU ALUMNI VOTED
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
fMlichaelWilliams, Sr.,e wards recently voted
m M A 2008-2009 "Teacher of The Year" at Justina
g hs 2 y ar ii Rd.s giElementary Schoolt Mr. Williams
Jenkins de of Jnstudng Visual Arts at New Stanton
High School under the mentorship of Mr. I
Emerson Bryan. After high school, he
earned both the Associate in Science in
Visual Arts (I975)and the Associate in Arts
(1976),fromFlorida Junior College and e Bachelorof Schience Awards in several dis-
iplines, including drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Ceramics and Two-
Dimensional Mixed Media Arts;. He has started and rebuilt programs at several schools
during his 29 year career. Mr. Williams was given his first job by Melton and Willie Mac
Venkins, founders of Jenkins Quality Bar-B-Que, in June of 1971.
SUMMER IN SANCTUARY Moca Jacksonville presents the one-act play
January 29, 30, and 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the MOCA Theatre, located at 333 North
Laura St., in Jacksonville. Told through monologue, song, poetry, and multime-
dia, poet/playwright Al Letson chronicles his journey working at a summer
camp at the Sanctuary on 8th Street. Tickets are $12 for members ($15 for non-
members). Cafe' Nola Dinner & Theatre package: $40 members, ($45 non-
members). For tickets, call 366-6911 ext. 208.
ACS Scholars Program accepting applications for minority students study-
ing chemistry African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian..stu-
dents who are high school seniors, or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors
are among those who can now apply for a scholarship from the American
Chemical Society Scholars Program. Applications will be accepted through
March 1, 2009, for the 2009-2010 school year. Students must plan to major in
or already be majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a
chemically-related science, and they must plan to pursue a career in the chem-
ical sciences. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on college
level and economic need.For additional details and an online application form,
click on American Chemical Society Scholars Program or call 1-800-227-5558,
extension 6250, or e-mail to email@example.com.
Destination Maternity, the world's largest maternity store, is heading to
Jacksonville! The maternity superstore, home of the leading maternity brands A
Pea in the Pod Collection, A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity, will
offer the expectant woman every fashion and accessory she could possibly Want
or need. The store will have a Learning Studio for classes like prenatal yoga and
infant massage, a juice bar, kiddie corral and dad's relax area, Destination
Maternity is scheduled to open in Jacksonville in April 2009.
Unity Fellowship Church invites you to "Unity's Release Party" on January
25, 2009 at 6pm located at Jefferson Davis Middle School, 7050 Melvin Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32210. Visit us at www.uf-church.org.
NATIONAL CORNBREAD FESTIVAL IN SEARCH OF NATION'S
BEST CORNBREAD RECIPES -Martha White Announces Call for Entries
for 2009 Cornbread Cook-Off. Martha White Cornbread Mix, and a dash of
creativity could bring you the $5,000 First Prize in the 2009 National
Cornbread Cook-Off. Entries for original main dish cornbread recipes are now
being accepted until Feb. 28, 2009, by The National Cornbread Festival for its
13th Annual Cook-Off, sponsored by Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron. Ten
finalists will compete during the National Cornbread Festival and create their
original cornbread specialties under the Big Cook-Off Tent on April 25, 2009,
in South Pittsburg, Tenn. One lucky winner will be chosen as the reigning corn-
bread champion and receive $5,000 and a 30-inch stainless steel gas range (a
$2,500 value) from Five Star Professional Cooking Equipment, a division of
Brown Stove Works, Inc. To enter online, go to the "Promotion and News" sec-
tion at www.marthawhite.com, and submit your original recipe along with com-
plete contact information. To enter by e-mail, send your original recipe along
with your complete contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Online and e-
mail entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on Feb. 28, 2009.
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MOP AND BROOM BANDITS
- Upon officer's arrival, he made con-
tact with the complainant. She advised
that three suspects came into the store to
try to return merchandise. She told the
suspects the merchandise did not come
from their store, and she could not return
it. The suspects then got angry and start-
ed cursing at the store employees.
Suspect one and suspect two then went
outside the store to the mop display and
picked several mops and brooms up and
said, "We should just take these." The
complainant advised that the suspects
grabbed 10 brooms between the two of
them and fled. Officer patrolled the area
for the listed vehicle that the suspects
fled in but was unable to locate it.
INEBRIATED OR JAX'S
DUMBEST CRIMINAL Officer was dispatched in reference to a burglary
which just occurred. Upon arrival officer met Mr. D and Ms. G the victims, outside
who advised that they were upstairs when they heard someone kicking at their back
door and believed that the suspect was inside of their residence. Officer conducted
a search of the residence and found the above listed suspect, Mr. E, hiding in the
upstairs bedroom closet. The suspect complied too many demands and he was
detained. Post Miranda, the suspect advised that he. resides at this residence and he
was just in the closet changing his clothes. In an attempt to get the suspect down the
stairs he claimed that he was drunk and asked where he was. The suspect had a hard
time walking down the stairs and fell at the door where the victim's Florida's iden-
tification card, debit card, cash block buster card, and foot locker card fell out of
his top front jump suit pocket. The suspect also had put on the victim Mr. D's pants
which contained cigarettes and money. All property was released back to the victim.
Another witness was called in. She advised that she observed the suspect wearing
the army jump suit running around knocking
and banging on people's doors. Due to the sus-
pect's condition, the detective decided on not
interviewing him about the burglary attempt.
The suspect was arrested. FRUSTRATION
TAKEN OUT ON CO-WORKER
OVER JOB LOSS- Officer dispatched to
S" k Edward Waters College, in reference to battery
Between two security guards that work for the
college. The college is currently goilig through
T a transition period of changing Security
SCompanies. At this time, some of the current
security guards will be changing companies,
while some will be losing their jobs. Both agen-
cies are currently on campus, while new securi-
ty guards are being trained.Mr. T currently
works for "A" Security, in supervisor position, but will not be transitioning to "B"
Security. Mr. J currently works for "A" Security, but will be transitioning to "B"
Security. Mr. T is currently Mr. J's supervisor until the transition between compa-
nies is complete. An argument between the two individuals ensued over which uni-
form Mr. J should be wearing while training new officers. The argument occurred
in the security office, inside Mr. T's office.The two individuals were standing face
to face, and began pushing each other. A fight ensued, with both individuals hitting
each other repeatedly. It should be noted that both individuals were wearing
firearms, but no firearms were displayed during the altercation. The listed witness
heard the flight, and went into the office. He observed Mr. T on top of Mr. J, hitting
him with a closed fist. He also observed Mr. J swinging up at Mr. T. The witness
attempted to break up the fight by grabbing Mr. T disengaged Mr. J. At that time,
Mr. J then got up and came at Mr. T,
attempting to fight with him some
more. The two individuals finally
separated, and police was notified by
both parties. Officer observed some
abrasions on both individuals, none
that required medical attention. Then
he issued a State Attorney's Card to
both victims and advised them of the
procedure for prosecution. Due to Mr. J
T still being the supervisory officer at
the college, Mr. J was advised that he
needed to leave the campus, until the
college and both companies came to a
decision about how the incident
would be handled. Case suspended,
SAO Card issued.CRACK CAN
MAKE PEOPLE DO SOME
STRANGE THINGS Officer
was traveling south bound.on Phillips Hwy. He ran a tag on the listed vehicle that
was in front of him. The tag came back that the vehicle was reported as stolen. The
vehicle turned and officer conducted a felony stop on the vehicle. Another officer
came and assisted in taking both occupants into custody. Officer met with the driv-
er of the vehicle, Ms. D. She stated that the vehicle belonged to a friend of the pas-
sengers, Jerry. Officer informed her that it was reported as a stolen vehicle and stat-
ed that she did not believe that the vehicle was stolen because Jerry has picked her
up in the same vehicle in the past. Police met with the passenger, Jerry. He stated
that his friend, Nora (suspect) picked him up in the vehicle earlier that day. He stat-
ed that she needed some crack money so he gave her $30 for the vehicle. He knew
Nora's complete name and knew that she had tattoos on a private area. He stated that
they have had an intimate relationship for the last few months. Officer read the orig-
inal report submitted and it did not appear that Nora knew the suspect that stole her
vehicle. Officer talked to Officer #2 who stated that Nora stated that she did not
know the suspect and signed the Stolen Vehicle Affidavit swearing that she did not
know the suspect. Police contacted Nora who agreed to meet with him. Upon her
arrival, Officer# 2 mirandized her. She was questioned about her vehicle and if she
knew Jerry. She admitted that she lied about her vehicle being stolen. She stated that
she knew Jerry and that she picked him up that, morning. She stated that they
stopped at a gas station where she reported her vehicle stolen. Jerry and her argued
back and forth until he drove away without her. She then reported it stolen because
she felt that was the only way police would look for it. Nora was later arrested for
making a false police report.
JANUARY 10. 2009
CHAMPS r SpOWLedy
.....Badgers No Match for.Spe.e.dy Seminoles
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
Tom Williams, a defensive assistant
coach with the Jaguars, will be the next
football coach at Yale. Williams, 39, will
replace Jack Siedlecki, who retired after
12 seasons. Williams will be the first t
black football coach at Yale and the sec-
ond in Ivy League history.
He joined the Jaguars as a special
teams assistant in 2007.
Williams takes over a Yale team that
finished 6-4 with a senior dominated line-
up last season and a program that has lost
to archrival Harvard seven times in the last eight years, including a 10-0 loss this sea-
COACIF)S TO GET UP CLOSE LOOK AT NATIONS TOP SENIORS
The Jaguars have been selected as one of the two coaching staffs for the 2009 Under
Armour Senior Bowl. Cincinnati will coach the North squad in Mobile, while the
Jaguars will head up the South squad. Jacksonville will be coaching the Senior Bowl for
the first time.
"My coaching staff and I are looking forward to working with the players in Mobile
and coaching the Senior Bowl," said head coach Jack Del Rio. "This is a good opportu-
nity for our staff to become very familiar with each player and see how they work
throughout the week. I'm also looking forward to seeing (Bengals' coach) Marvin Lewis
and coaching against the Bengals staff. We expect it to be a busy and productive week."
The trip to Mobile will be a reunion of sorts for Jacksonville head coach Jack Del
Rio..Not only did Del Rio and Lewis serve on the same staff during Baltimore's Super
Bowl winning season in 2000, but coaching the South squad will also give him an oppor-
tunity to coach the three USC linebackers (Brian Cushing, Rey Maualuga and Clay
Matthews) currently scheduled to participate in the Under Armour Senior Bowl. Del Rio
was an All-American linebacker at USC in 1984.
Former University of Alabama head coach Mike Shula, who now coaches quarter-
backs for the Jaguars, will also experience a reunion while in Mobile later this month.
Shula's return to the state of Alabama for the 60th game means he will have the oppor-
tunity to once again coach Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson who was named to
the South squad in December.
The 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl is scheduled for January 24th at 6 pm (CT) in
Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The NFL Network will televise the game.
JACKSONVILLE TO PICK 8th: The Detroit Lions will make the first choice of
the 2009 National Football League Draft on April 25-26. The Lions' choice will be fol-
lowed by the St. Louis Rams picking second and the Kansas City Chiefs third.
The cumulative record of each team's opponents resolves draft-order ties.
The team with the weaker opponents receives drafting priority.
Within a tied segment, non-playoff clubs are given priority over playoff clubs.
Priority of playoff clubs within a tied segment will be based on their advancement in the
playoffs, but they will not drop out of their tied segment unless they participate in the
Super Bowl, The Super Bowl champion will select 32nd and the runner-up 31st.
Clubs involved in two-club ties will alternate positions from round-to-round. In ties
that involve three or more clubs, the club at the top of a tied segment in a given round
will move to the bottom of the, segment for the next round, while all other clubs in the
segment move up one position. This rotation continues throughout the draft.
S2009 JAGUARS OPPONENTS NAMED: Jacksonville play a home and away
game series against division rivals the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts and
They will host the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona
Cardinals and St. Louis Rams at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.
There will away games against the New England Patriots, New York Jets, Cleveland
Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks.
Dates have not been announced.
By Fred Witt, Sports Writer.
ORLANDO, Fla. -
Florida State's Graham
Gano became the first kick-
er and second specialist in
the history of the Champs
Sports Bowl to win the
game's MVP award as the
Derek Nicholson and
Dekoda Watson returned
fumbles for touchdowns,
QB Christian Ponder threw
two TD passes to lead FSU
(9-4) to more than eight
wins for the first time since
Gano finished the game
with six points going a per-
The offense came alive for FSU against Wisconsin.Senior tail-
back Antone Smith recorded a six-yard touchdown, freshman
tailback Carlton Jones also registered his first collegiate touch-
down in the third quarter and senior wide out Greg Carr tied a
career-high with eight receptionse with a game-high 78 receiv-
ing yards and a touchdown.Junior tight end Caz Piurowski
caught a 10-yard pass from quarterback Christian Ponder for
his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter. (Florida Star
photo by Nancy Beecher)
fect 6-for-6 in extra point attempts. The
senior kicker also tallied five punts for
an average of 48.2 yards per punt. He
dropped four punts inside 10 and one
went for a game-long 58 yards. Graham
entered Saturday's game with four of his
17 punts inside the 20.
The last time Florida State registered
two defensive touchdowns in a game
was Sept. 27, 2003 in a 56-7 win over
Duke in Durham. A.J. Nicholson scored
on a three-yard fumble return and
Antonio Cromartie scored on a 71-yard
Senior tailback Antone Smith
recorded a six-yard touchdown run in the.
third quarter for his first touchdown of
the game. It marked Smith's 26 career-
rushing touchdown and 15th rushing
touchdown of the season moving him
into a tie for third at Florida State with
Freshman tailback Carlton Jones also
registered his first collegiate touchdown
in the third quarter. Jones tallied the
fourth Seminole touchdown of the game
scoring from 14 yards out
Senior, wide out Greg Carr tied a
career-high with eight receptions, a
record he set in 2007 against Wake
Forest. Carr finished the game with a
game-high 78 receiving yards and a
And junior tight end Caz Piurowski
caught a 10-yard pass from quarterback
Christian Ponder for his first career
touchdown in the fourth quarter.
For the fourth time in the last five
years, Florida State has helped set a new
attendance record at a bowl game. In the
Champs Sports Bowl game against
Wisconsin, the announced attendance
was 52,692, the largest ever in Champs
Sports Bowl history.
It is the second largest crowd in the
history of the bowl, which dates to the
1990 Blockbuster Bowl at Dolphins
Stadium, formerly known as Joe Robbie
Stadium in Miami, Fla. That game drew
74,021 fans to see a match-up between
Florida State and Penn State, a game
won by the Seminoles 24-17.
Men's College Basketball Notebook
Wildcats C.J. Reed Named MEACPlayer of the Week
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
Bethune Cookman's freshman point guard C. J. Reed was named the MEAC Conference Player
Of The Week. Reed is the Wildcats' season scoring and assists leader with 15.2 points per game aver-
age and 3.5 assists per game.
"As a coaching staff we are very pleased C. J. was named MEAC Player of the Week," said coach
Clifford Reed, Jr. "He works extremely hard and sets the tone for us and as a coach, I would like to see
him do even better. He will continue to improve and work hard. There is room for improvement and
he's a freshman. We are very happy with his play for us and congratulations to the coaching staff, C. J.
and the team."
Last week, B-CU won at Savannah State 55-29 with Reed totaling 14 points, 4 steals, and three
assists vs. the Tigers. Reed's 23 points last Saturday in the 58-57 loss at The Citadel, tied his collegiate
career scoring high. On the season, Reed has hit a team leading 18 three-pointers and leads the team
in free throws made (48-71 .676 percent) and field goals made (66) through 13 games.
B-CU hosts Hampton University in MEAC action, Saturday, Jan. 10, 4 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 12,
7:30 p.m. against Howard University.
RATTLERS FALL AT NEBRASKA: HOME SATURDAY
Nebraska's Sek Henry scored a season-high 19 points as the Comhuskers cruised in an 81-56 win
over Florida A&M. Dale Hughes made 6-of-8 three-pointers and led the Rattlers with 20 points. Joe
Ballard had 14.
Senior Lamar Twitty leads the Rattlers this season averaging s little over 10 points per game.
FAMU is 2-10, having lost three in a row.
They host Howard Saturday night The Bison have lost 12 in a row and have a 1-12 mark so far
Florida A&M University men's basketball game against Hampton University on Monday, Jan. 12,
will be televised nationally from Gaither Gymnasium by ESPNU as part of the MEAC television
schedule. The official tip off will be 7:02 p.m., Eastern Time. Since the men's game will air at 7:02
p.m., the FAMU-Hampton women's basketball game will tip off at 5 p.m. on Monday.
GATORS CLOSE TO BEGINNING SEC PLAY
Florida rallied from 10 points down at the half to defeat North Carolina State, 68-66, its largest
comeback since rallying from 11 points down at the half against Alabama on Feb. 14, 2007 ... Nick
Calathes scored 24 of his career high 32 points after the break as the Gators mounted a comeback. The
32 points were the most by a Gator since Joakim Noah had 37 points against Georgia on March 1, 2006
... Calathes hit ll-of-16 shots from the floor, got to the line 13 times, dished out five assists and had
five rebounds. Dan Wemer had 10 points, while Erving Walker had eight points but changed the
momentum of the game with his defense, and came up with two steals. UF won its sixth straight game
and its 15th non-conference home win in a row and improved to 40-1 in its last 41 home non-confer-
FSU LIKES HOME COURT ADVANTAGE
The Seminoles are 8-1 at home this season and have won 51 of 63 home games (.810) over the last
four seasons, including 38 of their last 39 regular-season non-conference home games (.974) ... senior
Toney Douglas has scored 20 or more points in eight of FSU's 15 games and had 26 points or more
five times ... sophomore Derwin Kitchen has scored in double figures each of his last two games. With
13 non-conference wins, FSU tied the school record for a single season; the Seminoles won 13 non-
conference games during the 1988-89 season en route to a 22-8 record and an NCAA tourney berth.
EWC TIGERS, JU, UNF BACK IN ACTION
The Tigers host St. Thomas University Saturday at 7 p.m. JU returns to action on Friday night as
they host Mercer in the A-Sun "Game of the Week" that is televised on Comcast Sports Southeast.
Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. UNF is back on the court Friday
night at 7 p.m. when Kennesaw State comes to town.
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Inaugural Historic Symposium Essay Contest
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Inaugural Historic Symposium Essay Contestants 2009-From Left to Right Row 1: Leann Thompson, Jenell Edwards,
Monica Wilson, Row 2: Nathaniel Brown, Orlando Palmer, Patrick Wilson, Cornelius Heath, Row 3: Jason Johnson,
"God makes three requests for his children: Do the best you can, where you are with what
you have, now." (African-American Proverb)
Middle and high school grade students of Central Metropolitan CME Church (Central on the Pearl)
are competing in an Inaugural Historic Symposium Essay Contest on a subject matter that recently changed
the History of the United States of America: President Elected, Barack Hussein Obama, II: Public Servant,
Community Organizer, Attorney, and educator. Contestants written essays are to include Obama's Early
Life and Career, his Family and Personal Life, Cultural and Political Image.
Program host is Reverend Clarence K. Heath, Pastor, and Central Metropolitan CME Commission
on Social Concern. We are inviting the public to attend "Barack Hussein Obama, II 44th President of the
United States Inaugural Community Symposium Reception," honoring student essay participants, January
20, 2009, from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm, 4611 North Pearl Street. Following the reception' is the Youth Public
Forum, from 6:00 pm -7:30 pm. For more information, call the church office at 354-7426 or Sharon Coon
at 353-7350. The essay committee members are Betty Howard, Dolores Payne, Helen Sanders, Irma
Sanders, and Vetrice Williams.
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Tips For Women Traveling Alone
(NAPSA)-Women are increasingly traveling by themselves for
business or pleasure. And while their reasons for traveling are
similar to their male counterparts, women traveling alone have
very different concerns. From safety issues to cultural variations,
Women travelers encounter a variety of difficulties that can be
avoided if the necessary precautions are taken. The American
Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) explains that, while it pays for
both men and women to be educated travelers, it is imperative for
R| women to plan every step of their trip-from packing a suitcase
to choosing a hotel room-to ensure a safe return. Here are some
tips from the ASTA travel experts:
SKnow Before You Go-Learn as much about the destination
;; as possible, especially when traveling to a foreign country. An
Area's religious or cultural beliefs can directly impact you, com-
pelling you to adapt your dress and demeanor to comply with For women traveling alone, there are a number
Local customs. For women traveling lone, there are a number
SHotel Safety-Get to know the staff, who will be familiar with of factors to consider when planning the trip to
1 guests and are able to more effectively monitor who enters and ensure safe passage and return.
P Exits the building. Ask beforehand if a member of the staff will be available to escort you to your room if you arrive late at night.
Ask for a room on a higher floor near the elevator but away from emergency exits, stairwells and any renovation work. While at
the front desk, grab a card from the counter with the hotel's name, address and phone number on it, and keep this card on you at
Travel Documents-Make two copies of important travel documents- one for the trip, and one for friends or family to keep
Packing Smart-Pack light so you won't be weighed down and look weighed down, both of which would make you an ideal
target for pickpockets. Avoid expensivelooking baggage and clothing, lock all suitcases and only use covered luggage tags with
your office address written on it rather than your home.
Transportation-Travel agents can help determine the safest choice and make the necessary arrangements. If renting a car,
R carefully examine maps, write out directions in advance and bring along a cellular phone.
SKnow Your Surroundings- Study a map of the area you will be visiting. Learn as much as possible about getting around the
streets to avoid looking like a lost tourist. Ask the concierge about where-and, more important, where not-to go.
For more information, visit www.travelsense.org.
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A Scrumptious Ice Cream Pie
1 premade cookie pie crust ai.
1 qt. vanilla ice cream or
frozen yogurt, softened
1 qt. raspberry sherbet,
2/3 cup fudge topping
1/2 cup frozen raspberries,
Spread half ice cream, then half fudge in bottom
of crust- freeze until firm. Spread half raspber-
ry sherbet-again freeze. Spread remaining
vanilla, leaving center open. Scoop remaining
sherbet into balls and place in center of pie.
Freeze until firm. To serve: place pie in refriger-
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Tips For Protecting Laptops
NAPSA)-Maybe you've taken steps to secure the data
on your laptop, but what about the laptop itself? Many people
think their laptop won't be stolen-at least not until they find
the trunk of their car broken into, notice that their laptop isn't
waiting at the othe side of airport security, or get a refill at the
local java joint only to turn around and find their laptop miss-
OnGuardOnline, a Web site managed by the federal
government that is devoted to computer security, protecting
personal information and guarding against Internet fraud, sug-
gests keeping these tips in mind when you take your laptop out
* Treat your laptop like cash. If you had money sitting out in a pub-
lic place, would you turn your back on it-even for just a minute?
* Keep it locked. Use a laptop security cable. Attach it to some-
thing immovable or to a heavy piece of furniture that's difficult to
* Keep it off the floor. Avoid putting your laptop on the floor in pub-
lic. If you must put it down, place it between your feet or up against
your leg, so that you're aware of it.
* Keep your passwords elsewhere. Leaving paswords in a laptop
carrying case or on your laptop is like leaving the keys in your car.
* Mind the bag. Carrying a computer case may advertise what's
inside. Consider using a suitcase, a padded briefcase or a back-
* Get it out of the car. Parked cars are a favorite target of laptop
thieves. If you must leave your laptop behind, keep it out of sight.
* Pay attention in airports. Keep your eye on your laptop as you
go through security. Hold onto it until the person in front of you
has gone through the metal detector and keep an eye out when it
emerges on the other side of the screener.
* Be vigilant in hotels. If you must leave your laptop behind, secure
it in your room safe if there is one. Or, if you're using a security
cable to lock down your laptop, consider hanging a "do not dis-
turb" sign on your door.
* Use bells and whistles. Some laptop alarms sound whe there's
unexpected motion or when the computer moves outside a spec-
ified range around you. Or consider a kind of "lo-jack" for your
laptop: a program that reports the location of your stolen laptop
once it's connected to the Internet. Visit OnGuardOnline.gov for
more tips and information.
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