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Mother Loses 2nd Son
in Drive By Shooting
In November, 2008, Patricia
Clemons lost her 33 year old
son, Jerry Clemons. On
Wednesday, April 22, she lost
another son, Bryan, 23. Both
through a drive-by shooting in
Bryan Clemons, 23 the same neighborhood. Bryan
and a friend were in the house,
playing a video game when the bullets came through'
a window and shot both he and his 24-year-old
friend Bobby Eady. Bobby received non life threat-
ening injuries but Bryan lost his life. It is believed
that a person in a car was shooting at someone on the
street. Officers believe that Jerry, his brother's
death was a random shooting but the case has not
been solved. Please help. Call 866-845-TIPS.
Wheel of Justice
She was wanted for bur-
glary and grand theft.
Not shown is Albert
Laray Smith who turned
Garrett White him self in for leaving the
scene of an accident.
The Channel 4 Wheel of Justice landed on Garrett White
this week. Garrett is wanted for possession of a Firearm by
a Convicted Felon. He was the featured suspect and the
wheel also stopped on him. .Help. Call 866-845-TIPS. You
may be provided up to $1,000 in Reward money.
Threaten in Florida
After the historical flawed election of 2002 in
Florida and an effort to correct such flaws which led
to a record number of citizens, including Blacks,
young, seniors and people with disabilities voting in
2008, a new 'near secrecy' legislative committee has
now instigated another bill to amend election laws,
SB956 and House Bill 7149 which is designed to
create new barriers to the voting process and drasti-
cally limit citizen involvement in elections and gov-
ernment. These bills will directly affect the. disen-:
franchised African-Americans, other minorities, low
income and others.
According to sources, the bills are a modem face of
Contact your Florida State Senators and
Representative immediately to stop this process.
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Ernestine Shepherd has appeared in Essence
and several publications and is a model for
Nova in Baltimore, MD. She is 71 years of
age. How? Read more on Page A-7
Juvenile Justice Success Week
Celebrated in Tallahassee
Secretary Frank Peterman Jr. in Tallahassee before
the governor with some of the youth with success
Governor Charlie Crist of Florida and the
Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Frank
Peterman Jr. recognized some of Florida's youth
with "success stories," who have received services
from the department and its provider partners and
chosen a new direction for their lives this week in
Data shows that the referral rate is at an all-time low,
and prevention programs at a 93 percent success rate.
Clifton Davis in,
Play at EWC
best known for
and "That's My
s ; .Mama," will star
in a play at Edward Waters on
April 24-26 "By Reason of
Insanity." (904) 470-8255.
1958 Matthew W. Gilbert State Champions
Recognized by Governor, Senate and House
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Shown above, surrounding State Senator Tony Hill, are former members of the 1958 championship foot-
ball team from Matthew W. Gilbert High School, Jacksonville. The team won the state championship at a
time when they, because of segregation, could not play white schools. Now, more than fifty years later, the
governor, the senate and the house are recognizing their accomplishment and had them to travel to
Tallahassee Wednesday. Earlier this month Coach Kitchings passed and one of their team members, Bob
Hayes, will be Inducted into the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio in August of this year.
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When President George
Bush honored the Tuskegee
airmen with a congressional
medal two years ago,
c Jacksonville's own William S.
Surcey, 90, could not attend
because his wife was ill and he
Sdid not want to leave her. But
on Tuesday, the City of
Jacksonville decided to pro-
vide a ceremony to honor their
According. to family mem-
bers, Mr. Surcey is a quiet man
but he was over joyed upon
finally receiving the
Core Surce sdaid h consid-
William S. Surcey, 90, Tuskegee Mr. Survey said he consid-
Airman. Photo byAJSurcey-Ganer ered remaining in the military
upon their return after playing
such a significant role in the 1944 invasion of Italy. He was dis-
couraged and totally changed his mind when they returned to
America and a statement was made Our Continued A-7
Landfill Bid or No Bid?
Citizens of Jacksonville have been watching many commer-
cials on why bids should be made on the $750 million Trail
Ridge Landfill contract and why it should be kept with the cur-
rent company and not opened to outsiders.
If you listen to Down to Business with Andy Johnson, you hear
daily comments about how wrong it is not to have open bids on
city contracts, especially one as large as this one, and most
On Thursday, the city's chief administration officer, Alan
Mosley apologized for how the initial contract with Waste
Management was signed. Even though the contract was initiat-
ed in 1990, it appears that the specific time frame of it is ques-
tionable and ranges from 20 years to more than 26 years.
At the meeting Thursday, everyone was placed under oath and
in the end, the Council committee agreed to go against the
mayor's proposal and place the contract out for bid after gener-
al, counsel Rick Mullaney advised them to vote their conscience
and informed them that he believes that no. matter what, the sit-
uation will end up in court. Since this was not a Council but a
committee meeting, the council will vote on Tuesday.
Tougher Rules on
President Obama feels
that new rules are needed
for credit card companies
and therefore hosted lead-
ers in the industry
Thursday at the White
The goal of. President
Obama is to protect con-
sumers from extremely
high interest rates and
fees on existing balances
and to better disclose
The president says he
understand the impor-
tance of credit cards for
many consumers while he
also understand banks
need to make money. His
main objective is to get
people to to save more
and credit less for unnec-
No Car Payments
Motor Cut Off
Just as your car can be
started by the manufactur-
er if you lose your key and
your telephone can be cut
off if you don't pay your
bill, a device may, this
year, be in your car that
can keep it -from running if
you are behind in your
payment; The cut off,
however, will not work for
a moving vehicle.
GM to Shut U. S.
Plants for 2 Months
GM is planning to tem-
porarily close most of its
factories for 9 weeks
because sales are down
and the company had a
123-day supply of cars
and trucks at the end of
March. They already
have more than a six-
month supply of several
Empowerment Summit in
Attend the Jacksonville Urban League 2nd
Annual 3E Empowerment Summit on
Wednesday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for
their Education, Economic Empowerment and
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Is the Willie Lynch Syndrome Alive and
Well in Jacksonville? Part III of V
by Councilwoman Glorious Johnson
ing to Penny Hess, African
ru.org, this term means:
'Housing speculation in
affluent people flipping
and turning over housing
for a profit.'
changed the character of
the historically African
in the North West
Quadrant of Jacksonville.
It is slowly being phased
out. Gentrification: has
eaten up most of the busi-
nesses that were here.
when I came in the neigh-
borhood with my parents.
The climate is dismal
because at one time, we
had our own resources,
stores, doctors and den-
tists' offices, teachers,
lawyers, morticians, and
many other professionals
living in the North West
Many of the people
who once lived in this
affluent community have
passed on and their chil-
dren who had completed
college did not return to
.take a stake in the commu-
nity because of the job
market and low wages.
The homes became fray to
renters did not have access
to market-based communi-
ty economic development
as a viable asset.
Therefore, the community
slowly began to wither
who wanted to purchase
homes in our community
to restore/renovate were
discouraged to do so by
the various entities in the
City administration. But,
yet, in other neighborhood
communities like the
Springfield area, they were
encouraged to restore/ren-
ovate the community.
Funding was even made
available for this revital-
ization to occur.
schools became Magnet
schools which no longer
have the children of the
community to influence
their educational develop-
ment. These schools are
historical schools that
became a major part of the
munity (James Weldon
n as feeder schools to
Stanton High School). I
remember one early morn-
ing, several years ago,
while walking on the
tracks at Stanton, with my
mother; two white stu-
dents came over to me and
said that we did not belong
on the school grounds. I
explained to the young
men that this is our neigh-
borhood and we have a
right to walk the tracks.
Then, one of the students
stated, 'all you black peo-
ple will soon be out of here
and out of our way.'
I wonder who was talk-
ing to this young man for
him to be so bold to tell me
that the neighborhood I
was born and raised in will
not be my neighborhood
for long. I began to do
some research and started
talking with the people in
the community was
shocked in my findings.
Look at J.P. Small
(Durkeeville Park). This
park was opened in 1936
so that the African-
Americans would have a
facility for various activi-
ties and for ball games. In
fact, the ball park, as it was
once called, was the home
of the Negro League. But
that has changed. The resi-
dents have tried for years
to use the stadium for var-
ious activities in the com-
munity, but are being told
by the City Parks and
that they would mess up
the field for the people
who use the field to play
games. Mess up the field?
What kind of talk is that?
Has the city administration
lost its mind? I have yet to
see people who look like
me play in that field. The
African-Americans are not
allowed to use the field in
T HFLRDS TAR
Between racism and the
black Willie Lynches, do
we really have a chance? I
stay prayerful and hopeful
because I do not believe
that the God I serve will
leave us. My grandmother
use to say, "When misery
out weighs fear, you will
stand up for your rights,
and God will protect, lead
and guide you." Thank
you grandmother, I sure
miss your wisdom.
The residents of the
North West Quadrant are
concerned about equity in
both recovery funding and
participation in the process
of their community.
"People of color commu-
nities are often left out of
the land use planning
piece," said Black Farmers
Association (BFAA) presi-
dent Gary R. Grant.
Adding that African
Americans have sought
inclusion in such activities
for years but "little regard
is given to zoning rules
that allow this type of
unsafe development to
take place in their commu-
nity, and the impact on
what is usually a commu-
nity of color." It behooves
me that the people in the
munities are not paying
close attention to any leg-
islation that has been
passed in the. past and
present that will have a
on the future of the com-
Quadrant is presently
going through the Ash and
lead process (contamina-
tion), but the problem with
this is many of the neigh-
borhood associations from
the beginning to the pres-
ent are being left out of the
strategic planning and
implementation. This has
become a major concern
because the people who do
care about the community
are shut out and scorned
because they are asking
questions that the City of
tion refuses to answer.
Let's take for example
Jefferson Street. What
once consisted of beautiful
homes (Dr. Schell's
home), has been demol-
ished. The so-called local
EPA extended the ash con-
tamination so that the
homes could be demol-
ished and a deal was struck
with Shands in order to get
the land. There was no
contamination in that area.
Greed of out side infiltra-
tion is slowly removing us
out of our community.
Also, it was brought to
my attention that a large
number of properties
around the community are
being given to Edward
Waters College at no cost
from the City
Administration. If this is
accurate information, there
must be an investigation as
to how they acquired the
properties and if they paid
or did not pay for it.
Several people have
spoken to me regarding an
inquiry that has already
been made with the United
States Attorney General's
office (Secretary Eric
Holder); the new Secretary
of HUD (Secretary Shaun
Lisa Jackson of the United
Protection Agency; and
Director Adolfo Carrion,
Jr. (Director of Urban
Affairs). It is my hope for
the truth to be revealed and
all those who were
involved in deceiving the
community will pay for
There was a plan writ-
ten in 2002 by Dr. Jenkins
and prepared by Reynolds,
Smith and Hills, Inc., in
2002. The people who
would be affected were not
included (violation of
Federal Civil Rights Act of
1964). I live in the affected
area and no one said a
word to me or the commu-
nity neighborhood organi-
zations. Yet, this plan is in
the process of being
implemented. City offi-
cials are saying that this is
the old plan, but, if it is the
old plan, then why is the
old plan being implement-
ed? The JSO is encourag-
ing the people to agree to
close off some of the
streets in this community.
They say that it is for safe-
ty reasons. But, according
the plan I have seen, it is
for the purpose of EWCs
Master Plan. What about
the people in this commu-
nity? Who gave Dr.
Jenkins, an outsider, the
right to make plans for our
community's demise? Was
it the elected officials, the
City administration, the
so-called leaders of the
community? Soon and
very soon, we will know
I remember, years ago,
when a developer, I
believe it was Mr. Haskell,
offered EWC over 100
acres of land near the US 1
area free of charge. The
offer was dismissed by the
leaders. That was a great
offer to the school, but it
was refused by the leaders
of the AME organization.
The senior citizens
who live in the area are
afraid that one day their
.neighborhood will look
like LaVilla and the his-
tory of the African-
will no longer exist. These
people have lived in this
community since the late
1930s. In fact, one of the
senior citizens, who is in
her 90s stated that "EWC
will not take my property."
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1Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services '
THE NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST is cele-
brating its 29th Annual Ladies Inspirational Days with
two days of inspiration, education, and fun, on May 1 to
2, 2009 at 4736 Avenue B. Activities and food is free to
all visitors both days. Events begin Friday, May 1st at
6:00 p.m. with registration, vendor stroll, speakers, and
refreshments. Saturday, May 2nd opens with a conti-
nental breakfast at 8:00 a.m. The program begins at
9:00 a.m., and features two dynamic speakers. Lunch
will be served immediately following the program.
Other activities include prizes, and gift bags. The theme
"Pearls of Wisdom," Scripture: Proverbs 31:20, "She
opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the
law of kindness..." For further information, please con-
tact the church at (904) 765-9830.
FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH,
located at. 1106 Pearce St., where Elder Bobbie
Sheffield is the Senior Pastor, will be honoring their
Assistant Pastor, "Elder Alvin Smith," with an
Appreciation Program on Saturday, April 25th at 7:00
p.m. The Special Guest will be The Gospel Cavaliers of
Jacksonville; the manager is Brother John Golden. The
public is cordially invited as we honor this awesome
man of God who gives himself so freely to God and to
the community at large. For more information, please
call the church at (904) 353-7734.
SAINT PAUL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCO-
PAL CHURCH located at 6910 New Kings Rd., where
Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II, is the Pastor. On April
26th, Bishop Carolyn Guidry, Presiding Prelate of the
Eight episcopal District will proclaim the word of the
Women's Day Worship Services. These special services
will be held at 7:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. Friends and the
public are extended a warm welcome to share in all
services. Please contact the church at 764-2755 for
transportation and additional information.
MEN IN B.L.A.C.K. FELLOWSHIP SERVICE -
Souls for the Kingdom Outreach Ministry (formerly
Deliverance Center for all People) with Evang. A.S.
Witherspoon, Pastor. Sunday, April 26, 2009 .at 4:00
p.m. Theme: Men of God Making.a Noise and Making
a Difference! Praise God in music with Deacon Gore
and the Hit Men of Gospel; Anointed word by Evang.
Bernard Lee of St. Lawrence Community Church.
Calling all Men (and Women) to meet at 2039 Thomas
Court (off St. Augustine Rd.). For more information call
WOMEN-N-POWER -Women of God come out and
experience fellowship, encouragement and motivation
in the natural and a provoking push to your destiny in
the Spirit. Jacksonville Chapter of Women-N-Power
International Ministries will have their monthly meet-
ing on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. This meet-
ing will be held at Golden Coral on San Jose Blvd.
Please bring your business cards, flyers and church
announcements to the meeting. Contact Lady Faustina
Andrews at 284-0206 for more information.
SUMMERVILLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH -The 4 Gospel Winters presented by
Summerville's Deacon Ministry, featuring The James
W. Henry Male Chorus in a song service on April 26,
2009 at 5:00 p.m. The church is located at 690 West
20th St., Jacksonville, FL. Rev. James W. Henry, Pastor.
For more information, call (904) 598-0510.
GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH -
Annual Spring Health Fair, Saturday, April 25, 2009 at
10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. The church is.located at 1880 W.
Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL. For more informa-
tion, call (904) 764-9257.
WOMEN'S DAY WORSHIP SERVICES will be
held at Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church,
6910 New Kings Rd. on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 7:30
a.m. and 10:55 a.m. The Speaker for both services will
be Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry, Presiding Prelate of
the Eighth Consecrated Bishop of the AME Church and
the second female elected as Bishop in the African
Methodist Episcopal Church. The Rev. Dr. Marvin C.
Zanders, II, Pastor and members of Saint Paul extend a
warm welcome to friends and the public to witness and
share in these Spirit-filled Worship experiences. Bishop
Guidry is an anointed, dynamic pulpiteer. Please con-
tact the church office at 764-2755 for transportation and
comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those
who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may
know the consolation of thy love, through
ABRAMIS, Bessie J., 75,
died April 19, 2009.
BROWN, Mrs. Ada, died
April 15, 2009.
BOSTON, James died
April 14, 2009.
GILES, Joseph J., died
April 18, 2009.
GIVENS, Nathaniel died
April 17, 2009.
GRANT, Clarence, Jr.,
74, died April 14, 2009.
HALL, Leo died April
died April 16, 2009.
HILL, Tony L., 49, died
April 18, 2009.
died April 18, 2009.
LISTING, Lawrence, 85,
died April 18, 2009.
MAREE, Shirley W.,
died April 19, 2009.
McCLAIN, Doris H.,
died April 14, 2009.
Lawrence, 89, died April
McKINNEY, John A.,
Sr., died April 16, 2009.
MIXON, Livingston, 88,
died April 15, 2009.
PORTER, James P., 55,
died April 17, 2009.
PRASAD, Taj Neal, died
April 14, 2009.
S., died April 15, 2009.
REID, Mary A., died
April 17, 2009.
SAWYER, Ms. Virginia
L., died April 15, 2009..
SMITH, Randall L., 75,
,died April 17, 2009.
84, died April 19, 2009.
THOMAS, Alvin C., Sr.,
70, died April 13, 2009.
died April 13, 2009.
WHATLEY, Willie "Big
D," died April 18, 2009.
WIDEMAN, James died
April 12, 2009.
YARBER, Dr. Lewis N.,
died April 22, 2009.
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School......................................9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning I
Intercessory Prayer...... ..........10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...........11:00 a.m.fro
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 ................. ................... 8:30 p.m .
"Glory Hour" Bible Study ...... . . .10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jirah" Bible Study... : ................... 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... .10:00 a.m.
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.
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Tuesday............................................ Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday....................................... ................................ Joy Night,7:00 p.m .
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Elder Joseph Rice
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Women's Tennis Moves South
The Women's Tennis Association moved its tour-
nament from Amelia Island Plantation to Sawgrass
Country Club in Ponte Vedra with the title sponsor
Jacksonville's MPS Group. When Bausch & Lomb's pulled
its sponsorship and the tournament's contract with Amelia
Island Plantation tournament, MPS became the new spon-
sor. As Ponte Vedra residents we were ecstatic. to have the
tournament just across the highway from our home!!
MPS is a pillar of the Jacksonville business com-
munity, a company that has been around for three decades
and has grown into a Fortune 1,000 company with more
than $2 billion in annual revenue. When we stopped at their
tent at the tournament we learned that MPS occupies one
of Jacksonville's signature downtown buildings but instead
of having its name on top of the building, it has the name
of one its largest subsidiaries, Modis. I did not know this
and I am sure that many local residents do not know what
MPS is MIPS provides staffing and consulting services for
a \arier of professional occupations, including lawyers,
accountants and information technology workers. And it
operates under eight different, brand names, including
The 200 + volunteers worked really hard to make the
tournament a success from greeting spectators, to taking
tickets, driving players around, ushering, helping with hos-
pitality and more. It was really a delight to not have to trav-
el north to see some good tennis. And even though the
players participating were not familiar names, the perform-
ances were absolutely wonderful especially the doubles
We have been following tennis as spectators since
the mid 80's and I do recall the Lipton World Doubles
Championslup being held at Sawgrass in the '80s. At the
time, Termiis MN magazine ranked the tennis facility among the
nation's 50 best racquet clubs. It's been a long time coming
and the transformation of the Sawgrass Country Club ten-
nis facilities for the event was superb!
It \\as marvelous seeing male tennis legends MaliVai
Washington, Brian Goodfried and Todd Martin. Both
Washington and Martin are Ponte Vedra residents. Mrs.
Sandy Kavanaugh, the tournament's media director was as
helpful and gracious as ever. We now have our official
MPS Championship shirts along with all of the other media
representaLi\ es attending the tournament.
We are now getting ready for the TPC at Ponte Vedra.
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Students ofHarrell Thomas at the Hendricks Avenue Park
Staffers from the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation.
Columnist with King Holzendorf Jr.
Tennis Legends MaliVai Washington and Brian Gottfried.
The Ron Whites and Ms. Gidget Bennett Tennis Legend Todd Martin with Columnist.
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Is the Willie Lynch Syndrome Alive and Well. in Jacksonville?
Part III of V
continued from A-2
She said that she plans
to die in her home, not in a
If they want the proper-
ty in the area in which they
have targeted, a good idea
would be to offer a 4-year
scholarship to the child or
grandchild and their off-
spring for at lease three
more generations of the
property owner. It would
be better than asking the
people to give them their
property. Why should
these seniors give their
property away when they
want their children to have
it when they are gone?
Another situation that
truly concerns me is why
in the world, with so many
people out of jobs, lack of
training and the communi-'
ties are crying out for help,
we are giving EWC $5
million dollars? There is
no stimulation going on
that would help the com-,
munity. Can this be done
[and the needs of the peo-
M. Kerrin Steward,
from the Mayor's office is
supposed to be. the
'Stimulus Czar for
Jacksonville.' When I saw
;this in the newspapers, I
'could not believe my eyes.
This individual is one of.
the major problems our
!community has to contend
iwith.. Why didn't Ms.
:SiL onsult with the
Couticil Members regard-
ing her plans to stimulate
ithe Jacksonville communi-
.ty?: I do not think they
believe in transparency
and accountability. The
elected Council Members
have the power, but yet,
the. administration shows
no respect and the people
he. hired in his office
seems to believe that they
do not have to answer to
the Council Members.
This is why the Federal
government must come
through Jacksonville like a
wrecker truck and take
these inapt people out of
stated that if the stimulus
package that is sent to any'
cityistate and it is wasted.
the representatives of the
people will answer to him.
It's about time someone is
watching where the money
is going and will do some-
thing about it.
Am I missing some-
thing here? Just like the
Better Jacksonville Plan,
the minority community
voted for the plan, but, it
did nothing to bring in
in our community through
jobs, training and other
Americans what the City
administration is planning
to do in our community is
.the old tactic and must be'
stopped. It is truly time for
the Federal government to
come to Jacksonville and
investigate this entire City.
Our City has become rot-
ten to the core and the peo-
ple are suffering because
The Willie Lynches and
the elitists who are
destroying the lives of so
many people of all races
need to be exposed and
dealt with by the law. It
has been reported that we
have leaders who are,
extorting money from the
people to do favors. These
people need to be exposed
and put in jail. Have we
stooped so low in the gut-
ter and have lost all respect
for one another? Has the
Willie Lynch syndrome of
divide' and conquer been
this successful? I do
believe that the day will
come and the people will-
be vindicated for the mis-
ery they have endured for
so many years.
Wake up and look at
what's happening around
you. Do you really care
about the future of your
children and your chil-
dren's children? What are
you afraid of? Stand up for
something or you will fall
As Secretary Eric
Holder stated in his
acceptance speech, "We
live in a Nation of
Cowards." People are
afraid of doing the right
thing on behalf of the peo-
ple. But, because of greed,
power, and control, the
people do not matter.
There of many African-
Americans (the Willie
Lynches), who are benefit-
ing on the backs of the
people financially. It may
not be a lot of money, but,
the little pieces of change
they do get to sell out their
own people are lining their
very small pockets'. Those
individuals need to be
exposed and dealt with via
the proper law enforce-
ment authority and All
of over 28% in minority
communities and poverty
rates that rangefrom 30%
to 60% in African.
*More than 70% of
minority families reside in
Low and Moderate
*Less than 38% of
minorities graduate from
*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 rates in
African American com-
As President Obama
states so eloquently, "It's
time for a CHANGE!"
As your At-Large
Representative, I say,
."It's time for a
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In compliance with this regulation, the City of Jacksonville's Community Development Division of the Housing
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program income and unexpended balances remaining from completed or cancelled projects approved in
In accordance with Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 and the published Notice for,
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motel or hotel vouchers, 2) housing relocation and stabilization services'include: case management, outreach,
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JACKSONVILLE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
RE: Amended FY 2006 and FY 2007 Section 5316 Formula Grant
URBANIZED AREA: Jacksonville, Florida
ESTIMATED APPORTIONMENT: $766,451
RECIPIENT: Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is providing an oppor-
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Projects from which federal funds are being requested from the Federal Transit Administratiorf
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sources for Capital projects and on a 50/50 matching basis between federal and local sources for
Operating projects. The public is encouraged to comment on any and all projects listed below.
Agency: Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Project Description: Administrative Costs (up to 10%)
Agency Type: Local or Regional Transit Authority
Funding Amount: $76,645 (Federal)
Type of Project in Coordinated Plan: Coordinate Seamless Transportation
across Jurisdictional Boundaries and/or Between Services
Agency: St. Johns County Council on Aging
Project Description: Ride Request from St. Augustine to Jacksonville
Agency Type: Not For Profit (Community Transportation Coordinator)
Funding Amount: $256,302 (Federal) + $256,302 (Local) = $512,604
Type of Project in Coordinated Plan: Enhance Transportation Service Availability
Agency: Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Project Description: Continued Operation of Existing Ride Request Service
Agency Type: Local or Regional Transit Authority
Funding Amount: $195,246 (Federal) + $195,247 (Local) = $390,493
Type of Project in Coordinated Plan: Enhance Transportation Service Availability
Agency: St. Johns County Council on Aging
Project Description: Purchase one medium duty low floor cutaway
Agency Type: Not For Profit (Community Transportation Coordinator)
Funding Amount: $62,639 (Federal) + $15,660 (Local) = $78,299
Type of Project in Coordinated Plan: Enhance Transportation Service Availability
Agency: Nassau County Council on Aging
Project Description: Purchase one vehicle for trips to low income workers
Agency Type:. Not For Profit (Community Transportation Coordinator)
Funding Amount: $55,523 (Federal) + $13,881 (Local) = $69,404.
Type of Project in Coordinated Plan: Enhance Transportation Service Availability
Agency: Clay County Council on Aging
Project Description: Continue current routes and expand service in business districts of O.P.
Agency Type: Not For Profit (Community Transportation Coordinator)
Funding Amount: $120,096 (Federal) + $120,096 (Local) = $240,192
Type of Project in Coordinated Plan: Enhance Transportation Service Availability
Total funding: $766,451 (Federal) + $601,186 (Local) = $1,367,637
Persons wishing to testify on this subject must notify the JTA in writing before 5:00 p.m. on May
30, 2009. If a request is received by the stated time, a public hearing will be scheduled and the
public notified. Mail requests to:
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Jacksonville, Florida 32203
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Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) of the North Florida Transportation Planning
Organization (North Florida TPO) for the Jacksonville Urbanized Area, as well as being reviewed
through the Coordinated Planning process of the Northeast Florida Mobility Coalition. No busi-
ness displacements are expected to occur as a result of project implementation. These projects will
have no substantial harmful effects on the environment, not will they adversely affect service lev-
els to the elderly or disabled.
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through May 30, 2009 during normal business hours. Persons with disabilities who need accom-
modations to attend the meeting should contact the JTA Connexion office at 904-265-6001, CTC
TDD 636-7402. This notice will constitute the final publication unless the Program of Projects is
Kenneth R. Holton
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Jacksonville Transportation Authority
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Earl S. Kitchings died in his sleep at the age of 82.
He is known as being Raines High School's first foot-
ball coach and athletic director in the year 1965. The
school's stadium is nanied after him.
He was 32 years old when he coached the 1958
Matthew Gilbert Panthers that went 11-0 and on their
way to winning Florida's first black state champi-
onship. Coach Kitchings lived to see the team being
honored by the city and state for its accomplishment
Kitchings coached at Raines through the 1969 sea-
son, before serving as vice principal at Fletcher from
1970-72. After leaving Fletcher, he worked at FCCJ
where he retired in 1988 as dean of students.
Many would say he was an outstanding coach with
an outstanding personality, due to him helping many
underpriviledged children. He is truly missed and our
prayers go. out to the family.
Dr. Alvin White, (coach) Charles "Bobby" Grover, William
Earl Kitchings, Sr., Coach Earl Samuel Kitchings, and
Louis Hill. Matthew W Gilbert High School 1958 FIAA
Bishop Iirgil C. Jones, Sr., Pastor Philippian Community
Church, Jacksonville, Florida and Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity, Inc. Jacksonville Edgewood Cemetery.
Ed Pratt Dannals Duval School, Betty S.Burney Duval
School, Elaine Kitchings, Earl Kitchings, Sr., Audrey
Gibson Florida House, Mia Jones Florida House, Raines
Football Class 1958 State Champions went to Tallahassee on
Wednesday, April 22, 2009. 1st row left to right seated Charles
Kohn, James Clark, Dr. Alvin White, (coach) Charles "Bobby"
Grover; 2nd row seated Russell Davis, Willie Kohn, Jesse
Johnson, Louis Hill, Alfred Chambliss; Standing Weldon Coffey
Audrey Gibson Florida House, Jmmy Johnson at Trainer, Kenneth Clair (Mr. K), Charles Sapp, Bernard Berry,
Raines High School on April 10, 2009. James Murphy, Cicero Bell,
eJones,. Bobby Newsome,
John Amos, Paul Hawkins,
Leon Smith at Raines High
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Jacksonville Philippian
Community Church Jacksonville, Florida.
Roslyn Burrough "To God Be the Glory"
Solo, Philippian Community Church Raines High School.
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Dr. Alvin White, Betty S.Burney, (coach)
Charles "Bobby" Grover, William Earl
Kitchings, Sr., Coach Earl Samuel Kitchings,
and Louis Hill.
toll-free number, 1-866-406-6923. The program is limited statewide to $118- this might be a little hard to swallow, but trust me, there are groups ot people and
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basis. Step Up, also known as the Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship, was creat- you all of this because, for the most part, they said, you wouldn't believe me any-
ed in 2001 by the Florida Legislature to provide education options for econom- way. Remember, whatever you're feeling, it's just "temporary" don't kill nobo y,
ically disadvantaged children. The scholarships are financed by corporations anddon't hurt yourself, call me!
that receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for contributions up to 75 percent of Robert Henderson Jr., Certified Financial Planner
their state income tax liability. This year, the program serves 23,400 students. Author of The New Underground Railroad
PAGE B-2 THE STAR APRIL 25, 2009
Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.
fearless approach to reality-based subjects! ~ H Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D. Y FE V R ~
Dear Deanna!HAY FEVER
A good friend and I became lovers and our friendship was ruined GENERAL INFORMATIONs)
in the process. I had high hopes that our friendship was strong GENERAL INFORMATION
enough to bear any storm. Before we started dating I was with DEFINITION An allergic response to airborne aller-
someone else sexually. I became pregnant and thought I was cer- gens that affects the eyes and upper respiratory tract.
tain who the father was. We were all shocked when the patemi- BODY PARTS INVOLVED Nose; eyes; sinuses; and lungs.
ty test indicated a third man in my life. I am torn inside, have SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED Both sexes; all ages.
lost my best friend and become a single parent. How can I at least get my friendship SIGNS & SYMPTOMSAFFECTED
back? ~SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
back?mmie Richmond, VA *Itching, watery eyes. *Frequent sneezing; stuffy nose with a clear discharge.
Tamme Richmond, VA *Itching in the roof of the mouth. *Wheezing (sometimes).
Dear Tammie: CAUSES An allergic sensitivity to airborne allergens such as:
You have made a mess of your life and blazed a trail of destruction.You should be *Pollen from weeds, flowers, grasses and trees.
embarrassed and ashamed of yourself with your recreational sex and loose morals. Your *Mold. *Dust. *Mites. *Tobacco smoke and other air pollutants.
friendship was lost the moment you became intimate and completely killed-with yourSK INCREASES WITH
pregnancy. kight now your focus is required to raise your child and get yourself togeth- RISK INCREASES WITH
er. If your friendship is meant to be then your pal will return. If not, learn from your silly *Medical history of allergic reactions, such as eczema or asthma. *Smoking.
mistakes, grow up and keep it moving. Spring and autumn. Most plants produce pollen during these seasons.
HOW TO PREVENT
Dear Deanna! *Change furnace or air-conditioner filters often.
I'm a newlywed and I feel depressed now that I'm finally married. It seems as if the *Wear a filter face mask during exposure to allergens.
excitementis gone and my husband is different than when he was a boyfriend. He installl an air-purification unit in your home's heating and air-conditioning sys-
always tells me that he gave me what I wanted and to move on to something else. The *Install an air-purification unit in your home's heating and air-conditioning sys-
dates, gifts and spontaneous things have disappeared and it feels like I.got a lot of work tem.
in return. Is this normal for a new bride or am I setting my expectations too high? WHAT TO EXPECT
Sad New Bride Oklahoma City, OK APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE
*Self-care. *Doctor's treatment.
Dear New Bride: DIAGNOSTIC.MEASURES
You wanted to be married when you wanted to be married and your boyfriend went *Your wn observation of systems. *Medical history and physical exam by a
along with your demands to make you happy. Instead of pressuring him, you should've door o
You can renew the spark in your relationship by taking the lead with creativity, a lot of *Laboratory tests such as blood count
love and focus on goals and the future. Keep your husband involved and you'll see him POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS
coming around slowly but surely. *Sleeping difficulty and chronic fatigue. *Sinus infection.
SDear Deanna! PROBABLE OUTCOME Symptoms can be controlled with treatment.
My girlfriend of two years destroyed me. I learned that the entire time we were dating HOW TO TREAT
she was seeing someone else. For a year she has been trying to pressure me into mar- GENERAL MEASURES Eliminate as many allergens in your environment
riage but I wasn't ready. She ended her relationship with me and a few weeks later as possible. Prepare your bedroom as follows:
announced she was getting married. I see the things she wanted and I'm willing to look *Empty the room of furniture, rugs or carpet, and drapes or curtains.
like a fool to get her back. She tells me that I blew my chances. I feel desperate and *Clean the walls, woodwork and floors with a damp cloth or mop.
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marry her. You can look like a fool if you want but if she cheated on you with another tress pads and synthetic fiber blankets. Don't use chenille bedspreads, quilts or
man once, she'll do it again but next time things may be worse. You shouldn't allow a comforters
woman to have this kind of power. Get yourself together, hold your head up and work *Use wood or plastic chairs. Don't use stuffed chairs.
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*Don't handle objects that are very dusty, such as books or stored clothing.
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SI IMEDICATIONS To reduce the body's allergic response, your doctor may
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scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. cortisone tablets (severe cases only); cromolyn nasal spray;- cromolyn nose and eye
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God Making a Noise and Making a Difference! Praise God in music with *New, unexplained symptoms develop. Drugs in treatment may produce side
Deacon Gore and the Hit Men of Gospel; Anointed word by Evang. Bernard effects.
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stop the TRUTH. Thank you in advance for your support. I am so proud. The
book is beautiful! On sale right now for order/purchase at Barnes & Nobles, It's amazing how so many of us are engulfed (over
Books-A-Million, Target, Amazon.com, eBay.com, AuthorHouse.com, my site flowing) and overwhelmed with "temporary stuff." Just
EMltaked an saenand think about how we a people really
allworldconsultants.net or wherever fine books are sold. Thanks in advance for mold and shape our lives and make life changmg dec& -
your purchase. sons based on our emotional and temporary' feelings.
ROBERT E. LEE, MARCHING GENERALS presents BATTLE OF THE The word temporaryv" means, effective only for a cer-
BANDS 2009 Lee High School Athletic Field "The Back Yard" 1200 McDuff tain period of time; not permanent, passing and not last-
Ave S. Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m. Come watch the best ing. No\w think about your personal life for a moment,
bands in NE Florida and SE Georgia perform! The Jackson Tiger Jacksonville, and how we raise hell, ruin lives, and over react all based on a temporary state
FL and Savannah High School- Savannah, GA. Special Guests Highlands ofmd. Can ou imagine pain for a crime you committed 10ea ago whe
PARTY FOR THE PLANET AT THE JACKSONVILLE ZOO eftou faded away.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens! Earth Day Celebration Saturday and Sunday, Beleve it or not, some of us are addicted to "temporary stuff." Being addict-
April 25-26 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Environmental and animal conserva- ed to "temporary stuff' is far worst than being addicted to crack or any drug all
tion experts will have booths set up for visitors to learn and collect valuable rolled into one. Explain: a drug addict kno" s he/she is an addict, but a person
information on how to preserve our earth and its wildlife for future generations who is addicted to temporary stu neer confronts or even realize he/she has a
They can also enjoy live entertainment, visits from Jazoo, the Zoo's friendly problem: therefore the junkie personality of never being satisfied with nothing
They can also enjoy a ve entertainment, visits from Jazoo, the Zoos friendly continues. When a person is consumed and becomes a slave to "temporary con-
lion mascot, and a children's activity area that will include face painting, eco- editions" any and everybody can cause them to react positively or negatively at the
friendly crafts, a bounce house, and an inflatable slide for the kids! "In collab- drop of a h'at, leaving them with very little self control. (Don't read this too fast,
oration with the Save the Manatee Club, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will go over it again and again)
unveil a new, regional initiative to educate the community about protecting I have found that to live and think based on "temporary" conditions is likened
manatees," said Delfi Messinger, director of animal programs at the zoo. to a man roman being held captive and therefore limited, in a free world. Sadly,
wacsoin vlori SGorgwaaormost folks don't knoT and are unaware of this "temporary" state of mind for
www.jacksonvillezoo.org or vAcww.aza.org. which they are min possession. No free and prosperous man or woman thinks sole-
STEP UP FOR STUDENTS -Apphlications are now available for K-12 private ly on a temporary basis for the "temporary" state of mind belongs to the fool.
school scholarships this fall for children from families with limited incomes. Anyone who is over taken, over helmed and impressed by immediate material
The program, known as. Step Up For Students, provides annual scholarships and emotional gratification is trul\ considered a 'modern day slave" the identity
worth up to $3,950 that can be used at more than 1,000 private schools across of this "new modern day slave" has absolutely nothing to do with ones skin color,
Florida. To qualify, new applicants must meet the household income guidelines it has e erything to do with ones state of mind.
for the federal school lunch program. For a family of four, that income limit for In the past. freedom was considered an idea. Today, freedom is considered
knthergarte0orsfistgraesor0aveatenendmpublcoscholethisyear. state of being as it is an item on the shelf that along with the purchaser, may be
kindergarten or first grade or have attended a public school this year. purchased. In other words, we are only as free as our ability to pay for it. As you
Applications are available online at http://www.stepupforstudents.org or at the spend your money on designer jeans and fancy cars, so goes your freedom. All
nlY 9~ 7TETAPGE,
From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
March 21st thru April 19th
You've got big dreams early this week, and
they ought to be making life a lot more inter-
esting for you. It's one of those times when
anything seems possible -- and that can be
kind of intimidating! You make a quick
decision and get right to work on
Wednesday and Thursday, and your great
energy is perfect for launching new projects
or making big changes come to life without
a hitch, Make sure that your real life is in
line with your deeply held values this week-
end. If not, you may have to deal with far
too many internal arguments to get anything
April 20th-thru May 20th
You feel much more confident in your
understanding of someone close to you on
Monday and Tuesday, and should proceed
as if you could read their mind. It's a good
time to let them know how you really feel
about them. Someone is in a big rush in
the middle of the week and is trying their
best to hurry you along as well. That isn't
going to work for anyone, so make sure to
hold your ground. You are much more
likely to feel at home this weekend, no
matter where you are -- your great energy
helps you indulge your needs with what-
ever is at hand.
May 21st thru June 21st
Be careful with how you let others see you.
on Monday and Tuesday -- little accidents
can affect the way you're talked about for
weeks or months! It all comes down to pub-
lic relations, but that is something you're
naturally quite good at. Check in with
important folks you don't know well mid-
week, as they are more easily influenced and
might very well come around to your point
of view without much effort on your part.
The weekend is all about covering the
basics. You need to take care of old accounts
and bills and make sure your family is all
June 22nd thru July 22nd
You feel pretty great about your schedule
and activities on Monday and Tuesday, and
with good reason -- you are pretty well in
sync with the rhythm of the world on those
days, and everything you.do feels right. You
may feel cramped for time midweek,
though, and should do whatever it takes to
resist the impulse to rush ahead of yourself,
even if it means jettisoning a few appoint-
ments. Your thinking is clearer than usual
this weekend, and you ought to pop up with
a few deeply original notions to work on
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
As the week begins, you should, expect those
around you to.be somewhat more emotional-
ly fragile than usual -- yourself included! It's
a time to be careful with words and actions
if you don't want to set anyone off. Someone
new enters your life on Wednesday or
Thursday -- or maybe you start to see some-
one in a new way. In either case, things start
to change for you. A legal issue gets in your
way this weekend, but most likely it's not
anything too intimidating or difficult. Do
take it seriously, though!
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
Something small trips you up in a big way early
this week. Don't be stubborn make sure you fully
grasp the implications before you decide to move
on. Someone close can help quite a bit if you swal-
low your pride and ask. You do need to hold your
own on Wednesday and Thursday, though, even if
it means rebuffing someone close when they need
you. Get them back later for now, you need to
focus on your own problems! Good energy starts
to wash over you this weekend (at last), so you
should be able to work magic on everything that
has been driving you crazy all week!
Sept 23rd thru Oct
You need to try something a little different
as the week begins. Instead of focusing on
the big picture, try to just rearrange, the
pieces until you come up with an arrange-
ment that pleases you. Your social energy is
strong on Wednesday and Thursday, but you
are certainly at your best one-on-one. You
should be able to make the most of your sit-
uation if you can appeal to people's vanity or
self-interest. Watch out for subtle differ-
ences this weekend, as they could blossom'
into difficult situations when people get too
Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
You're in a pretty good mood on Monday
and Tuesday -- more so than your peers, in
any case! It's a good time to lift their spirits
with jokes and games and little boosts they
don't see coming. You're more welcome than
ever! Slow down a bit midweek, or you may
exhaust yourself to the point at which your
immune system lets you down temporarily.
If you do get sick, take time off right away
so you don't make it any worse! Weird ener-
gy is pulling you in a new direction this
weekend, and it may make you greedy for
more of whatever's good in your life.
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
If you start the week with something new --
preferably something totally unprecedented -
- you are almost sure to get going in exactly
the right direction and make a huge differ-
ence in your. life path. Great energy surges in
on Wednesday and forces you to take a play-
ful view of your surroundings. Anyone who's
grumpy or irritable might not like it, but
you're playing games with those nearby.
Watch out for bills, paperwork and other
mundane tasks this weekend, because they
may cloud your mind -- but they are vitally
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
Socializing is easier and more important
than ever on Monday and Tuesday. You
should do whatever you can to meet new
people and get closer to those you already
know. It's a snap for all but the most anti-
social. You may crave stability above all else
in the middle of the week, and it's the best
time to set things up so that they are as reli-
able as you want them to be. Your good
energy this weekend helps you to take care
of any responsibilities you may have been.
deferring for later -- or have forgotten about
*Vis Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
You've got to make a big decision early in
the week -- are you ready for it? Though
your personal energy may be a bit diffuse,
you can still see what's .right and what's
wrong, and go with what's right, of course!
Let go of formalities on Wednesday and
Thursday, as the people in your life need to
hear the truth without any layers of bureau-
cracy or propriety getting in the way! You
may get nostalgic or downright sentimental
this weekend, so set aside some time to pine
for what might have been before getting on
with your life.
SFeb 19th thru March 20th
Start the week in a brand new way -- it's the
perfect time to reinvent yourself, even if you
feel totally set in your ways! You're filled
with bottomless spiritual energy, so do what-
ever feels right to you and then move on.
You may feel somewhat fraudulent when
you re-enter real life on Wednesday or
Thursday, but that's to be expected. Just go
with it and you should grow into your new
role. You feel more at home this weekend,
and should find great satisfaction puttering
around the kitchen or the garden
April 20, 2009 April 26, 2009
All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven qUilt i a court oj'la;i,. The
sheriffs Ql -ts are a matter of'public record. The Stai seeks to e4rlli-
cate the communijv in the hope ofteeping our community sqft,.
Domestic Dispute Leaves
Police officers were dispatched to
Cleveland Road in reference to a .
battery. Upon arrival, they met with
When they observed the Victim,
she was crying, had red eyes, shak-
ing uncontrollably, and had red
marks around her neck. When an
officer questioned her as to what
happened, she stated Mr. Tyrone
(suspect) and she were inside of
her SUV arguing.. The Victim
refused to answer any more ques-
tions. She did state they have been
boyfriend and girlfriend for eight (8)
years and currently reside together
as a family unit.
They then spoke to the witness.
The witness stated she observed
Mr. Tyrone choking the victim by her
throat while inside the SUV. The
witness stated she asked several
males to break up the fight but no
one would help.
Mr. Tyrone was read his Miranda
warning via card. Mr. Tyrone
declined to answer any questions.
Due to the visible signs of injury, the
emotional state of the victim, state-
ments made by the witness, and
fear of future violence, Mr. Tyrone
was placed under arrest for domes-
Failed To Obey Taffic Sign
ON 04-13-09, at 1620, the defen-
dant disobeyed a "do not enter
sign" and entered a bay at the bus
terminal, 201 w. Union St. Officer
approached the defendant and
asked to see his driver license. The
defendant advised him that his dri-
ver's license is suspended. The
defendant's driver license status
had 15 traffic fine penalties that he
failed to pay.
The defendant was arrested. A
search subsequent to arrest
revealed the defendant had
$3,860.00 in his pocket. The defen-
dant stated he obtained the money
gambling and being paid "under the
Due to the defendants explanation
of how he obtained the money,
Officer summoned a drug detection
another Officer responded and con-
ducted a 4 envelope lineup. The
money was seized and placed in
the police evidence and property
Possession Of A Firearm Or
A Concealed Weapon By A
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An Officer responded to N. Myrtle
Ave. in reference to a person shot.
An arrest warrant was issued on. the
Upon arrival, Officer met with vic-
tim, Don, who was being treated for
lacerations to his head and face.
Officer observed lacerations to vic-
tim's head and blood on his blue
shirt. Victim stated that he was not
shot, but that he was just recently
returning from a night of "partying"
with co-defendant Ron and defen-
dant Ross when an altercation
Victim advised that he, along with
defendant and co-defendant, went
to an apartment complex, Where co-
Victim stated that defendant pulled
out a 9mm handgun and started hit-
ting him in the head with it in the
middle of the street. Defendant then
passed the gun to co-defendant
and stated "kill that m*** f**!" Co-
defendant then aimed the gun at
victim's head and fired one shot,
missing victim's head. Defendant
fled the scene in a black Cadillac in
an unknown direction. Co-defen-
dant ran up the stairs at this apart-
Victim took Officer back to the loca-
tion of the incident and showed him
which apartment co-defendant ran
into. They located a 9mm brass
shell casing in the street where vic-
tim stated the shot was fired. Co-
defendant was located inside his
apartment and placed under arrest.
Victim provided defendant's name
after looking at several pictures of
defendant on jpics. Victim positively
identified defendant as the individ-
ual who battered him with the gun.
A check of the defendant's ncic
revealed that "R" was previously
convicted of an aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon. End of war-
rant. The defendant, Ross was
arrested by the U.S Marshal Office
(Jacksonville divisions). Ross was
booked into the PTDF, after refus-
ing to speak with detectives.
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APRIL 25 2009
Top Performances Come In At UNF
From Bethune Cookman's Field Event s
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
The Bethune Cookman track and field squad traveled up
the coast last weekend to compete in the University of North
Florida Invitational Challenge in Jacksonville. Operating with
a limited squad, the team performed well, particularly in the Mike Bonts
The Wildcats came away with two first-place finishes and three seconds, among
other top performances.
Leading the men, Craig Johnson earned two top finishes in the throwing events.
Johnson finished first in the Discus Throw with a distance of 44.79m, (146-11 ft.).
Johnson also snagged another gold in the Shot Put, tossing 13.98m, (45-10.50 ft.)
Also performing well, Kenson Nicholas added solid performances in the pit.
Nicholas finished fifth in the Triple Jump with a distance of 13.66m (44-09.75 ft.), and
sixth in the Long Jump. leaping a distance of 6.25m (20-06.25 ft.).
DJ Howard came in third in the lli0m Hurdles. finishing in a time of 14.38. sec-
The Wildcats had several competitors in the 200m Dash. Leading the way, Chris
Hemng finished fourth in a time of 21.97 seconds. Next up. Chris Jackson finished
fifth in 22.16, and Demetrius Douglas-Davis came in sixth in 22.22. Also in the 200m
for B-CU, Marcell Keeling finished eighth (22.33), Robert Horton finished eleventh
(22.43). and Derrick Co.llins finished thirteenth (22.56).
Another big event for Bethune-Cookman, five Wildcats competed in the 400m
Dash. Finishing fourth \\as Marcell Keeling, in a time of 49.06. Up next for B-CU
were Robert Horton (6th. 49.94) and Demetrius Douglas-Davis (50 68). Rounding out
the event for the Wildcats were Chris Herring (10th. 51.20) and Derrick Collins-(12th,
Several Lady Wildcats performed \well for the \women's squad. Rockel Mitchell
finished second in the Long Jump with a distance of 5.63m (18-05.75 ft.). NMaketa
Ruffin also placed second in the Discus Throvw with a distance of 40.55m (133-00 ft.).
The final top finisher for the Wildcat women was Chrystal Barge. finishing second in
the 400m Hurdles with a time of 59.85 seconds.
Another top finisher for B-CU, Analisa Austin finished third in the Triple Jump.
leaping a distance of 10.91m (35-09.50 ft.).
In the sprint events, Lashodra Wilbon topped B-CU, finishing seventh in the 400m
Dash. coming in at a time of 58.78 seconds. In the 100m Dash. Rockel Mitchell came
in eighth with a time of 12.64.
Howard wins NBA Defensive Players of the Year Awardi
: Dwight Howard of the
Orlando Magic is the
recipient of the 2008-09
NBA Defensive Player of
The 6-11 center led the
NBA in rebounds and
blocks, averaging 13.8
boards and 2.92 blocks. He
also averaged 20.6 points
on .572 shooting from the
floor. Howard recorded
games while leading the
team in scoring 39 times
and in rebounds on 69
Howard, a three-time
NBA All-Star, helped the
Magic to its second con-
Division title (59-23),
including a 32-9 record at
home. The Magic held
opponents under 100
points 54 times this season
-- compiling a 43-11
record -- including a sea-
son-low 68 points allowed
by New Orleans on Dec.
25. Orlando allowed 94.4
Dwight Howard, a three-time NBA All-Star, helped the
Orlando Magic to its second consecutive Southeast
Division title and named the NBA defensive player of the
year. (Photo courtesy of Orlando Magic/Fernando
ppg (7,737 points), which ranked sixth in the NBA, and overall the team was in the
NBA's top 10 in seven defensive categories.
Howard became the fifth player in NBA history to finish the season leading the
league in rebounding and blocks (1973-74 was the first season blocks were kept as
an official statistic). The select group includes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (L.A. Lakers,
1975-76), Bill Walton (Portland Trail Blazers, 1976-77), Hakeem Olajuwon
(Houston, 1989-90) and Ben Wallace (Detroit, 2001-02).
Howard received 542 points, including 105 first-place votes, from a panel of 119
sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.
Cleveland's LeBron James finished second with 148 points and Miami's Dwyane
Wade finished third with 90 points. Players were awarded five points for each first-
place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place
The 2008-09 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award presented by Kia Motors
is part of a series of on-court performance awards called "The NBA Performance
Awards Presented by Kia Motors." The series, currently in its second season, is a
significant part of the multiyear marketing partnership between Kia Motors America
and the NBA, and also includes the Most Improved Player, Sixth Man and Most
Valuable Player of the Year Awards. It also includes the Eastern and Western
Conference Players of the Month presented by Kia Motors, which are awarded dur-
ing the regular season.
Georgia's Teresa Edwards
Nominated For U.S. Olympic Hall Of Fame
Teresa Edwards, a two-
time All-American for the
Georgia Lady Bulldogs and
the only basketball player --
male or female -- to represent
the United States in five
Olympic Games -- has been
nominated for the U.S.
Olympic Hall of Fame.
A native of Cairo, Ga.,
Edwards owns the unique dis-
tinction of being both the
youngest (20 in 1984) and
oldest (36 in 2000) U.S.
Olympic women's basketball
player to ever win a Gold
Medal. She also was the
youngest women's basketball f
player ever invited to partici- '
pate in a USA Basketball
national tournament when she
competed in the 1981
National Sports Festival dur-
ing the summer following her It
junior year of high school.
Edwards then earned a
spot on the 1984 U.S. Teresa Edwards owns the unique distinction of being both
Olympic Team soon after the youngest (20 in 1984) and oldest (36 in 2000) U.S.
completing her sophomore Olympic women's basketball player to ever win, a Gold
season in Athens. She secured Medal
the fist of five Olympic Medals including four Golds in Los Angeles. Those Olympics
began a remarkable run when Edwards was the backbone of virtually every United States
National Team to enter a major international competition from 1984-2000. She helped the U.S.
secure additional Olympic Gold Medals in 1988, 1996 and 2000, as well as a Bronze Medal in
While she capped her career as co-captain of the U.S. squad in Sydney in 2000, Edwards is
most remembered for her spectacular effort during the 1996 Centennial Games in Atlanta. She
was chosen as the one athlete among the 10,320 competitors from 197 countries in those Games
to recite the Athlete's Oath at the Opening Ceremony. Edwards then led the Americans' unde-
feated run to Olympic Gold while defeating their opponents by more than 28 points per game.
All told, Edwards played in 216 games representing the United States and compiled some
incredible statistics -- 2,008 points, 890 assists, 576 rebounds and 372.steals and a career field
goal percentage of 50.3. Of a possible 18 medals competing for USA Basketball, she won 14
gold, one silver and three bronze medals, and U.S. teams with Edwards on the roster compiled
an overall record of 205-14 for a 93.6 winning percentage.
Fifteen individuals, five teams and five Paralympians are included in the nominees. The
inducted class will include five individuals, one team and one Paralympian, as-well as three
additional individuals: a coach, veteran and special contributor. The inductees will be revealed
in early July and will be honored at a black-tie induction ceremony on August 12 at McCormick
Place in Chicago. The U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, which is presented by Allstate Insurance
Company, is the only national sports Hall of Fame that includes fan voting.
The August 12 induction ceremony will honor the 2009 U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame class
and introduce a new international honor the Olive Branch Award given to an individual or
individuals who best represent the international ideals of the Olympic Games by working to
build a peaceful and better world through sports. Also new to 2009, the induction ceremony will
feature a special fundraising banquet to benefit Chicago 2016, Chicago's bid to host the 2016
Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A 10-person nominating committee consisting of athletes, members of the U.S. Olympic
Hall of Fame, historians, and USOC representatives, selected nominees for the induction class
The charter class of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame was enshrined in 1983, with such
Olympic legends as Cassius Clay, Peggy Fleming, Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph, Mark Spitz
and the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team. Annual additions continued
through 1992, adding Olympic legends such as Bart Cohner, Doiothy Hamill, "Sugar Ray"
Leonard, Carl Lewis, Greg Louganis and Mary Lou Retton.
In becoming the presenting sponsor, Allstate sparked the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame's revi-
talization in 2004. During the company's five-year tenure as a partner, the Hall of Fame has
inducted numerous decorated Olympic athletes including: Bonnie Blair, Janet Evans, Florence
Griffith Joyner, Dan Jansen, Kristi Yamaguchi and the 1996 "Magnificent Seven" U.S.
Women's Gymnastics Team. Following last June's induction of the Class of 2008, the U.S.
Olympic Hall of Fame currently consists of 213 Distinguished Athletes and 13 special contrib-
From now through June 16, fans can cast their votes for the 2009 class of the U.S. Olympic
Hall of Fame online at www.teamusa.org/halloffame.
APRIL 25, 2009
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Contact: Renee Brust, (904) 630-1000
MAYOR SIGNS SUSTAINABLE BUILDING ORDINANCE h
Mayor, Council Members and Environmental Leaders Join in 0
Signing Ceremony and Tour t
Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton was joined by City Council Member Bill Bishop, Robert Schuster, Chairman of the s
Environmental Protection Board, Sarah Boren, Executive Director of the Green Team Project, and other leaders in the sus-
tainable building industry as he signed a bill approved by the Jacksonville City Council creating a sustainable building pro-
gram in the City of Jacksonville.
"This is an important day for Jacksonville and for the building industry, as we take this critical step to ensure that the City u
is making certified sustainable building practices a matter of public policy," said Peyton. "This action will require that every r
new city-owned building be built using environmentally-friendly practices of design, construction, and commission." t
On April 14, the Jacksonville City Council passed legislation (2009-211), creating a sustainable buildings program. The
ordinance is designed to work in coordination with Executive Order NO: 2008-03, signed by Mayor Peyton on September s
26, 2008. The executive order created new sustainability policies for the operation of city government, including require- -
ments for right-sizing the city fleet, implementation of energy and water conservation mechanisms, publication of new envi- -
ronmentally preferable procurement guidelines and a sustainable buildings ordinance, signed today by the mayor. o
Following the signing ceremony, Mayor Peyton and other attendees toured the City Hall Annex, currently being renovat-
ed at the corner of Laura and Duval Streets in downtown Jacksonville. Derek Igou, Sustainability Officer for the City and
Tom Goldsbury, Chief of Building and Zoning Inspection, conducted the tour.
"Once this building is complete, it will be one of the first buildings owned by the city built according to certified sustainable t
practices," said Igou. "LEEDs standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) are recognized as the gold
standard in the building industry and accreditation at that level is our goal."
Sustainable building practices included in the ongoing renovation of the City Hall Annex include the following: 0
-Energy conserving lights, including motion and sound-sensitive activators; f
-Water conserving devices, including low-flow toilets, sinks, and waterless urinals;
-Highly reflective cap sheet on roof refracts sunlight;
-Use of low VOC.paint throughout the building;
-Use of regional materials, including flooring material in front foyer, reduces cost of material delivery;-
-All window systems contain reflective tint, decreasing heat during the summer months; ,' C C
-Construction materials removed during the renovation were either abated (asbestos, ash, and lead-based paint) k
and/or recycled for reuse; Concrete has been reground for use in floor toppings; f'
-All ceiling materials are made from pre-cast recycled material;0
-90% of all steel used in the renovation is from recycled material, including all wall studs.
Compliance with the Sustainable Buildings Program Ordinance is voluntary for all private construction practices but v
required for-all newly constructed city-owned buildings, including the Animal Care and Control Facility (Forest Street) and
the new courthouse. In addition, all modifications to existing city-owned buildings where renovation is more than fifty per-
cent of the total square footage are required to meet the new, sustainable standards.
The ordinance also puts in place incentives for private industry to build sustainable buildings, with a "fast-track" develop- e
ment review process for green buildings and a Sustainable Building Certification program of recognition. In addition, the
Environmental Protection Board will administer the Sustainable Building Certification Refund Grant Program ($1,000 per
project). Grant dollars will be used to encourage initial participation in the Sustainable Buildings Program.
Fast Facts About Sustainable Buildings:
-8-9% operating cost decreases (water and electricity usage) 0 W Day
-7.5% increase in value of building 9 La D3
-2-16% increase in worker productivity 2 : Da
Information courtesy of www.usgbcnf.orq Activities- Perkins
Fast Facts About the City Hall Annex:
-Designed in 1901, construction was completed in 1907 Bar
-Building has been mostly vacant for almost 30 years
-Renovation began in September of 2007 (demolition and hazardous material abatement began in 2006)
-Total square feet: 60,000 (Building occupies 1/4 of a city block) TO commemorate 2009 Law Day activi-
-Projected Completion Date: ties, The D.W. Perkins Bar in
-Total Cost of Renovation: Jacksonville, Florida sponsored two
-Total Cost of Sustainable Buildings Features: $500,000 total mock trials. Humpty Dumpty v.
($250,000 in design and commissioning, $250,000 in construction) Sherman King were presented by fifth
graders at the Duval County
To review the legislation in full, visit www.coi.net City Council page, Legislative Bill Search and enter the bill numbers. Courthouse (Room A). These cases
2009 COLE BROTHERS CIRCUS IN
The Show consisted of Clowns,
Camels, Elephants, Cannon, High
Wire, Juggling and many more
tricks and special events that were
were presented at St. Claire Evans
SElementary and Sabal Palms
Elementary. The Honorable Judge
Pauline Drake presided over the pro-
In addition to the mock trials, the D. W.
I Perkins Bar has given 50 copies of the
book "For Such A Journey" by Joyce
Jones to the 5th graders at St Claire
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FAMU Journalism, Graphic, and Photography Students Win
14 Florida AP Broadcast and College Press Awards
Journalism, graphic and photography students at the FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic
Communication (SIGC1 collected 14 awards from the Florida Associated Press Broadcast (FAPBt
contest and the Florida College Press Association i FCPAl Bener Ne wspaper contest
We are thrilled about the a wards the students ha\e earned." sai .lames 1-lam kin.s Ph D deian of the
FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication '\\e congr.trulate our students and the
professors '. ho guided their \.ork "
Alexis Blackx ell %on a first place AP \ard for -Be:st Radio Nev s:ast for \\ANM 90 5 She attrib-
utes her in to SJGC f.icultr support
"I don't think I would d hate recert'ed the training. loe, e.nd support fromin an. other school thin the
FAMUi SIGC." said Black..ell. a 22-year-old December gradi.ite trom Fa.,ceue\ille. GJ 'Profesor
Miles, in particular. has been the biggest supporter and has gi. en me more moui. jion to pursue radio
broadcasting as a career
The list of m nners "speaks volumes about %hat's happening in the 1lassiooni." -sid Keith Miles
general manager for \\ANM cM 5 radio and a broadcast .ournals in itistrucior iHe noted that thlie adio
station also %>.,n fir;t place in the Best of the South competition covering a se.en-stite region earlier
this ) eur
"This is lUst recognition of the hard work it took to moi e SJGC to the next le'.el." said Miles
FAPB \% winners
1st Place Best Radio Ne% scast. Ale\is Blackv.ell for WANM I4 5. *"W.\NM Neks'
1st Place Best Photo Essa\. Ashle\ C.niegie and Ale\andra Dor for FMU-T\ 21.1. "O(-bama
Impact on Anerica"
1st Place Best Sport Feature for Radio. Dexter Johnson for WANM 'i0 5. "Priimetine Sports"
1st Place Long Haid Radio Ne\s Feature. Jerinaine Fleichcr foi \\ANM 0i 5. "AIDS The Net
1st Place Short Light Radio Feature. Nion Lester for W\\ANM 90 5. "Ouestion of the Da\
1stPlace Long Light TV Newcs Feature. Maria Osder and Markita Andrews for FAMU-TV 2.i. "In
Their E\es" [Note This documeniar% on blindness will be show\ during the Tallahassee Film Fesial.
April 16- 18. more details at uu\\ tallahassectiilfesttial coin ]
2nd Place Best TV\ Newscast. Saundra Weathers for FAMUN-TV 2. *"Nev. s 2i0 ia 5"
2nd Place Best Sports Feature for TV, Alicia Mitchell for FARMU-TV 2.1,. FSU Basketball"
2nd Place Long Light Radio News Feature. Dexter olhnson for WANM NIci 5. "FAMLi Football
FCPA winners s
1st Place Best Feature Writing. Ashle\ Brown for The Famuan
1st Place Best Photograph\. Ta\lar Barrington for The Famnuan
3rd Place Best College Net paper. The Famuan
3rd Place Best Front Page Design. The Famuan
3rd Place Best General Ne\ s \\ ring. The Famuan
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"I've chosen two different manatees for Mom from the Club's adoption pro-
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"There were 90 manatee deaths from boat strikes in 2008, a sharp increase
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