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Washington, 44, was a per-
son of interest after a
shooting at the Saddle
Creek Apartments on May
13, 2009. That has
changed. He is now a sus-
pect with an outstanding
warrant for murder,
attempted murder, armed
Jeffery Washington, Suspect burglary, and aggravated
battery domestic violence.
Investigation revealed that Washington forced his way
into the apartment of his estranged wife. Once he was
inside, he shot the estranged wife's friend, Michael R.
Brooks, 29. The estranged wife ran to her bedroom and
retrieved a gun. She then shot the suspect, Jeffery
Washington. Washington was able to take the gun
away from her and batter her. He then fled the area.
Brooks was air lifted to a local hospital where he was
pronounced dead. Washington may have a gunshot
wound. Call 1-866-845 TIPS to remain anonymous.
Wheel of Justice
Two weeks in a row, the
Channel 4 Wheel of Justice
stopped on James King.
When fate makes such a
move, does it mean it is time
that somebody turn in a clue
on where James King is hid-
ing before he commits
another crime? Help get him
off of the streets. Call Crime
Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
You do not have to disclose
The majority of the rape
cases over a 9-year period
linked to the above sus-
pect have been 'in the
area. He is described to
be between 35-40 years of
age, between 5'4" and 6'
tall, 150-165 pounds,
clean shaven and having
bad teeth. He rides a bike.
Darien's Ms. Eloise
Dead at 101 Years Old
She is known in the
Darien-Brunswick area as
Cousin Eloise, Mother
Polite and a very loving
Mrs. Eloise Keith Polite
was born on November
20, 1907 to the late Mr.
Shamarey Boatwright and
Ms. Ada Keith. She was
well known and lived in
the Needwood community
Mrs. Eloise Keith Polite, 101 all of her life arid attended
the Needwood School.
Mrs. Polite was baptized'
in January 1917 by the late Rev. L. J. Thomas and continued
to be a faithful member and Mother of the Needwood
Baptist Church. Mrs. Polite married the late Mr. Leroy
Clark from which one child was bor and preceded her in
death. She later married the late Mr. William Polite and
upon this union four children were born.
Mrs. Polite worked many labor jobs such as shrimp peeler
at Pleoger dock, harvested vegetables at Butler Island
Plantation, a laborer at Hercules Powder Company, and
Brunswick Quick Freeze (Golden Shores) as a shrimp peel-
er where she retired. Although Mrs. Polite was no longer
employed, she continued her tireless efforts by looking after
her grandchildren and great Darien- Continued A-7
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Dr. Gwendolyn B. Lee. National President, The Links, Inc.
Call or Email Governor
There is a bill that has been passed by the Florida
Senate that must be blocked. If this bill goes
through, Florida citizens will lose all rights to a
voice regarding water management and such mat-
ters as St. Johns River.
Call Governor Charlie Crist and ask him to
please veto Senate Bill #2080. The number to
call is (850) 488-7146. You may also send, an
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give him your name and address. Do this NOW.
Glynn County and Darien
Police Officers Shoots Man
His name has not been released but, a 20-year-
old man from Townsend was shot several times
by Glynn County and Darien police after a
high-speed chase that started in Glynn County
and ended in McIntosh County.
According to reports, the incident started
when Glynn County officers were called to a
house off U.S. 17 around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The man was not in the house but in a Chrysler
300. When the-officers arrived, he reversed the
car and slammed into the police car behind
him. He then straightened the car, reversed it
again, then pulled forward, almost hitting a
police. .After which, the chase began at about
120 mph. When the suspect reached an area of
McIntosh County, his car ran Glynn See A-7
Links ... ,acksonville
Southern area Links are in Jacksonville from May 13-17,
2009 to address childhood obesity prevention, a kickoff of a
partnership between the Bold City Chapter and the City of
Jacksonville to encourage greater use of $1.6 Million Urban
Walking Trail funds, initiated by City Councilman Warren
The National President of The Links, Inc., Dr. Gwendolyn
Lee will speak and honor community leaders. Conference
activities are extensive and will be based on friendship and
service to the community.
Members attending are from Florida, Alabama, Georgia,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and
Nassau in the Bahamas.
Brewster Hospital 1 or 18
Projects to be Recognized
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Brewster Hospital Before and after renovation.
In celebration of National Preservation Month, the Jacksonville
Historic Preservation Commission will honor 18 projects and servic-
es at their annual awards ceremony on Thursday, May 21 at
Jacksonville Main Library, 6:00 p.m.
Among those honored will be City Councilwoman Glorious Johnson
and City Councilman Warren Jones for their contributions toward the
restoration of Brewster Hospital.
Brewster Hospital is the first in the country where African-American
nurses could receive training. The building has been restored to pre-
serve its original Victorian gingerbread style architecture.
The building was originally constructed in 1885 as the home of Hans
Christian Peters, a meat dealer. It is one of Jacksonville's oldest
Peters, sold the house in 1901 to the Missionary Society of Methodist
Episcopal Church, which through a partnership with Boylan-Haven
School (a school for African-American females), converted the build-
ing to the "Brewster Hospital and Nurse Training School."
Councilwoman Johnson worked closely with the women who were
nurses or trained at Brewster, specifically Vera Williams Cruse, R.N.,
M.S., Ed.D. The facility was dedicated to Dr. Cruse at the Brewster
Hospital Restoration Celebration.
I News in Brief
Tony Brown Leaves Hampton
Tony Brown, former television
personality, author and first dean
of the School of Journalism at
Howard University, announced at
the Hampton University com-
mencement activities, that he is
retiring from the University as
SDean of the Scripps Howard
T own, 76 School of Journalism and
Communications. He served as
dean for five years.
Judy Clabes, former president and CEO of the Scripps
Howard Foundation, who contributed $10 million to
the program, said Brown did a "great job." Brown was
dean when The Florida Star's publisher, Clara
McLaughlin was a journalism student at Howard
University. She said he was "an excellent dean."
Dying Woman Tells
She met him on AOL's instant messag-
ing service. His screen name was 'Mike'.
He was an ex-convict and when she
rebuffed his requests to meet in person, he
stabbed her in a New York park. With her
Nimzay last breath, she said, "Mike did it." He
Aponte, 23 (Raymond Dennis) has been arrested.
Wanda Sykes' Wife Delivers Twins
On October 25, 2008, comedian Wanda
Sykes married her female partner. This
week she announced that she and her
wife, Alex, are the mother of twins, born
on April 27, 2009.
The twins are daughter, Olivia Lou and
son, Lucas Claude. Olivia Lou weighed
Wanda Sykes 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches
long. Their son Lucas Claude weighed 7
pounds, 9 ounces and he was 20 inches long. The statement
was made by Sykes' rep. No further information was given.
Chrysler To Cut 789 Dealers
Chrysler announced that their restructuring would
cut 25% of their dealerships. Presently, there are
3,200 dealerships. They have announced that 789 of
them will be eliminated by June 9, 2009. Dealers
were advised of this move Thursday morning.
Population Growth Changed
It was projected in August 2008 that white children
would become the minority in 2023 and overall,
whites would be the minority in 2042. Now, because
of the economy and deterred immigration, the new
projection says this will not happen for 50 years.
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In addition, the Congresswoman will host a series of job
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(904) 354-9180, Worksource (904) 798-9229 and the
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person to brush up on their interview skills by attending at
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CONGRESSWOMAN CORRINE BROWN
HOSTS THE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL JOB FAIR
In conjunction with the
City of Jacksonville
PLACE: Prime F. Osborn Convention Center
1000 Water Street Jacksonville, Florida
DATE: MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
TIME: 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
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Schedule of Events and Services
MT. LEBANON MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH YOUTH DEPARTMENT 9313 Ridge
Blvd., office Soutel Dr., will be celebrating its Annual
Youthful Praise Celebration, Tuesday thru Sunday, May
12-17, 2009. The celebration will begin with a 3-night
revival, 7:00 p.m. each night with the following church-
es: Tuesday, May 12th Brodus Perry, Philippi Baptist
Church, 9232 Gibson Ave; Wednesday, May 13th -
Glenn Foreman, Jr., Resurrection Baptist Church -
Christian Center; Thursday, May 14th Jarod Williams,
Life Church International 207 West 6th St. On Friday
night, join us in a "Youth Jam" to close out our Revival.
We will have dance groups, choirs, various performanc-
es and bible trivia. Rev. Chavez Williams of Household
of Faith will be presiding over this hallelujah praise and.
worship service. Again we say, "Revive Us Again!" We
want to see you here!
THE FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH MUSIC MINISTRY
PRESENTS: Sunday May 24, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.,
91 Old Kings Rd., Palm Coast, FL -2009 FAME Music
Series -MICHAEL BOOKER IN CONCERT -
Michael Booker will be in concert at First A.M.E.
Church, Palm Coast, FL. Michael is a highly acclaimed
Pianist of great diversity. He has studied classical, jazz,
and many other Afro-Latin styles. Michael was appoint-
ed Music Director at First A.M.E. Church of Palm
Coast in 20,07. You don't want to miss this one. Invite
your relatives, friends and neighbors to come out and
have a wonderful time.
GENESIS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH,
INC., 241 South McDuffAve., Jacksonville where Rev.
Calvin O. Honors is the Pastor will be celebrating their
Mass Choir's 5th Anniversary on Sunday, May 17, 2009
at 4:00 p.m. Various choirs and groups have been invit-
ed to help us "prais God from whom all Blessings
flow." For more information, call the church at (904)
NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH, 737
-Jessie St., Jacksonville, with Rev. Louis Kirkland,
Pastor and members invite you to come and join us as
we celebrate our 62nd Annual Leona Daniels' Day, May
17th beginning with Morning Worship at 10:45 a.m.;
Evening.Woship at 3:30 p.m. Call (904) 358-2258 for
FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH,
1106 Pearce St., and Elder Bobbie Sheffield, Pastor,
invite you to our Annual Women Day on Sunday, May
17th starting with 9:30 a.m. Sunday School and 11:00.
a.m. Morning Worship Service. Call (904) 353-7734 for
GREATER NEW MT. MORIAH MISSIONARY'
BAPTIST CHURCH and Rev. Dr. Percy Jackson, Jr.,
Senior Pastor, celebrates its 64th Church Anniv. and its
1st Pastor's Anniv. Worship celebration (every Sunday
at 4 p.m.) Except 2nd Sunday (Mother's day) & May
24th at 6 p.m. 1953 West 9th St., Jacksonville. (904)
RESURRECTION BAPTIST CHURCH, CHRIS-
TIAN CENTER, .6046 Moncrief Road West,
Jacksonville is having a Youth Conference May 19-24,
2009 starting nightly at 7:30 p.m.; May 23rd, Annual
friends and family picnic at the church starting at 11:00
a.m.; May 24th service starts at 10:45 a.m.
SWEETFIELD MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, 1365 Harrison St., Jacksonville, with Dr.
richard R. Russ, Pastor. is having a Sunday School and
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Usher Board Celebration Service. Un Sunday, May
17th come celebrate with our church school 1st Annual
Sunday School Celebration Service beginning at 9:30
a.m. ending with an explosive evening service at 4:00
p.m. Sunday, May 24th at 4:p.m. For more information,
please contact Sis. Nicolla Mack at (904) 226-6437.
SUMMERVILLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, 690 West 20th St., in Jacksonville and The
Deaconess/Missionary Ministry will present Women In
White, Sunday, May 17th at 5:00 p.m. For more infor-
.mation, call (904) 598-0510.
GENESIS CAFE -Come out, fellowship and enjoy
good food and some of the best local gospel voices in
Jacksonville, Saturday May 23, 2009, Dinner @ 4:00
p.m. Please call 904-448-8434 for reservation.
Celebrate the Gospel. Featuring in Concert: Alton (A.J.)
Jackson Christian Comedian, Abyssinia Missionary
Baptist Church; Tarra F. Jones -Unity Christian
Fellowship Ministry; Idella Wynn- St. Nicholas Bethel
Baptist Church; Tamara Halyard New St. James Holy
Family Church; Music by Minister Frank Evans -
Renewed Life Ministries.
Join NORTHWEST JACKSONVILLE COMMU-
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Town Hall Meeting, Monday, June 15, 2009. Topics:
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Neighborhood Stabilization-Housing Opportunities at
St. Matthew Baptist Church, located at 3731 Moncrief
Road, in Jacksonville from 6:00 .pm. 8:00 p.m. For
more information, call Paul Tutwiler @904-764.1805,
ANNUAL "STAMP OUT HUNGER" FOOD
DRIVE produces a 10 percent increase in nonperish-
able food donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank,
which will distribute the products to more than 520
community agencies serving people in need. Second
Harvest serves an 18-county area which provides food
to community programs such as church pantries, soup
kitchens, homeless shelters and senior citizen centers in.
18 counties. The Food Bank also provides much-need-
ed food during the typically lean summer months when
children are unable to receive the free or reduced-fee
lunches that are available during the school year: The
challenge now, Rieley said, is for the Second Harvest
staff to effectively sort food that has been collected in
order to prepare it for distribution. He said the Food
Bank would welcome any and all volunteers, "We need
all the help we can get right now," Rieley said. "Our
warehouse is full, which is a wonderful problem to
have. Our goal is to sort and move this food as quickly
as we possibly can." Interested volunteers should con-
tact Rev. Larry Riley, volunteer coordinator at the
Second Harvest Food Bank, at 904.353.3663 (ext. 223)
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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.
Youth Church 0
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
Worship 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.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
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Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.m.
(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520
Paynes Chapel A.M.E. :Church
S2200 Albany Street, P.O Box 759..Brunswick. GA 31520
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BALDWIN, Louise died
May 8, 2009.
BARNES, Vera E., 64,
died May 9, 2009.
BLAKE, Margaret died
May 6, 2009.
CLARK, Eddie, 63, died
May 5, 2009.
CROSS, Patedricka died
May 11, 2009.
DAVIS, Sandra B., died
May 6, 2009.
EARNEST, Daniel W.,
died May 5, 2009.
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71, died May 6, 2009.
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died May 12, 2009.
GREENE, Games E.,
died may 6, 2009.
JACKSON, Ollie, died
May 9, 2009.
JONES, Walter died May
LACEY, Baby Jeremiah
I., died May 7, 2009.
LANNING, Ms. Alcinda,
62, died May 7, 2009.
LOVE, Buddie J., died
May 6, 2009.
LYLES, Levi Sr., died
May 8, 2009.
Elminnie, 68, died May 7,
McGHEE, Marvin, Sr.,
died May 7, 2009.
PHILLIPS, Travis B.,
died May 7, 2009.
REID, Everett D., died
May .10, 2009.
SHIPPE, Harry M., Jr.,
died May 10, 2009.
TAYLOR, Bernard died
May 8, 2009.
THOMAS, Jerry died
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ONEJAX Honors Community Leaders
at Awards Dinner
ONEJAX presented its 2009 Humanitarian Awards to a-very
special person in our community, Mrs. Eleanor Gay, a dedicated
mother, grandmother and friend was joined by family and friends
who came from far and near to share the wonderful celebration.
After working for Florida Community College at Jacksonville
as a counselor and then as Director of Equal Access/Equal
Opportunity, she joined the staff of The Community Foundation.
True to her noted skills she was instrumental in implementing the
Foundation's first initiative-based grant making program and served
as the primary instructor. Since retiring from the Foundation she
spends time serving on the Board of Trustees.
Mrs. Gay, a member of the Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter, Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, is an EVE Lifetime Achievement recipi-
ent, a member- of numerous non-profit boards and a very active
member of Historic Mt, Zion A.M.E. Church. She is well known as
the woman behind many successful leaders can be fondly described
as a 'King and Queen Maker'. 'It is so wonderful that she is having
the opportunity to take-a well earned place in the spotlight.
Other honorees were: Scot Ackerman, Mrs. Ann Baker, and
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2009 Players Championship
Our golf favorite, the one and only Tiger Woods was back on the
prowl for the tournament. Although he did not win the tournament,
he was in top 10.
Of course the Players Championship isn't all about golf. The
event is always a wonderful opportunity to network and socialize.
The parties are always marvelous at the TPC Club, TPC Village and
in private homes. This year's tournament parties included The
Players Celebration and the Southern Pig Roast Fete.
The weather was hot which is typical for May on the First Coast.
However, everyone had a blast of a time!!
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Laura Izibor, Irish Beauty Lets The Truth Be Told
By Rych McCain/
Photos by Kayt Jones
First I would like to
thank Marisa Bianco,
Jillian Giblin and Jordan
Frazes of Atlantic
Records Publicity in New
York and Steve Waxman
of Warner Music Canada.
Also Laura's road man-
ager Ailis for all coming
together to make this
interview possible on a
very last minute notice. I
was scrambling as usual
to meet my weekly dead-
lines when I ran across a
photo of Laura Izibor in a
magazine. I first thing
that grabbed my attention
was her sexy afro with its
chocolate coils. You
know I wrote a book on
Black Afrikan Hair so I
had to investigate this
gorgeous young lady fur-
ther because natural hair
amongst black women
today can be rare with all
of the artificial, straight,
blonde locks that the "sis-
tas" are rocking today.
After doing my home-
work and discovering.
that she was a Black Irish
woman, I had to feature
Izibor! I scrapped what I
was working on and con-
tacted Marisa, Jillian and
Steve who set me up in
time to complete the
interview and make dead-
Izibor is currently on
tour, opening for India
Arie. She was in Durham,
North Carolina, and after
the show returned to her
hotel where I was able
catch her by phone. The
show had gone well;
Izibor was relaxed and
very cordial. After only
five minutes into our con-
versation, it was like talk-
ing to one of my favorite
nieces. Izibor was born
and reared in Dublin,
Ireland of mixed parent-
age i.e., white mom and
black dad. She is 22 and a
May Taurus. Her mom
reared five children alone
and the home was not
musical. As a child,
Izibor became hooked on
U.S. soul music listening
to Marvin Gaye, Otis
Redding and others. By
age 13, she was playing
piano and writing songs.
This led to her winning
the highly regarded "2FM
Song Contest" in Dublin.
,Soon after she
obtained personal man-
agement and at age six-
teen was signed to Jive
Records. She left high
school and moved to New
York City. That deal did-
n't last because the A&R
guy who signed her
moved over to Atlantic
Records. Izibor followed
and began a four year trek
putting her debut album
Let The Truth Be Told
together. The single
"From My Heart To
Yours" was released and
has started Izibor on a
journey that will definite-
ly take her to the top of
the mountain musically.
On this particular tour,
Izibor accompanies her-
self on keyboard with
only a guitarist as a back-
up. What keyboard brand
does she play on stage?
She answers, "It's a
Roland RD 300 but if you
press me, I love the
piano. I'm not going to
lie. I'm a keyboard girl
but first and foremost
(acoustic) piano." And
for that she prefers a
What kind of audience
would Izibor love to
build into her following?
She responds, "I think the
audience is already there.
By doing these perform-
ances, when you see the
reaction and the bond, I
think India and I definite-
ly tap into a similar type.
Honestly, when you have
that real stripped down
soul that India also has,
it's just one person to the
next. You know it's going
from her straight to that
person. And there will be
a certain type of person
that will be drawn to that
and want to come to your
show because they want
more than just bump their
heads. They want to con-
nect. They want to cry
and they want to feel."
Izibor further reflects
and adds; "I don't like
specifics and what age
By Rych McCain
American Women In
Radio & Television
announced that actress Niecy
Nash (host of Style Network's
Clean House) and (Comedy
Central's Reno 911) will host
their 2009 Annual Gracie
Awards Gala which will be
held at the New York Marriott
Marquis on Wed., June 3,
cian Laura Izibor has dropped
a new album on Atlantic
Records titled Let The Truth
Be Told Her current single
"From My Heart To Yours"
is riding the charts high and
sh6 is on tour opening for India
Arie. The album has ten tracks
of solid feel good R&B/Soul.
In keeping with the discipline
of the old school artists who
did all of the tracks on their
albums themselves where the
listener could really absorb the
essence of their conviction and
style; Izibor is solo all the way
with no featuring anybody.
She has the sexy fine looks,
fire in her vocals and delivers
music you can feel. Move over
Alicia and the rest, a new rising
superstar "sistah" from Ireland
The Ebony Repertory
Theatre and Pasadena
Playhouse is currently pre-
senting CRWNS at The Nate
Holden Performing Arts
Center In LA., May 5 through
June 14, 2009 and will run at
the Pasadena Playhouse July
10 through August 23.
Produced by Wren T Brown.
Directed by Israel Hicks.
Written by Regina Taylor.
Adapted from the book by
Michael Cunningham and
Craig Marberry. Starring
Paula Kelly, Vanessa Bell
Calloway, Suzzanne Douglas,
Ann Weldon, Angela
Wildflower Polk, Sharon
Catherine Blanks and Clinton
Derricks-Carroll. The play
centers on a small group of
church ladies. They all have
various stories to tell that
weave through U.S. black cul-
ture and history with the focus
on the.beautiful hats that they
wore in church. This is clearly
a gospel play with all gospel
music and every actor is an
outstanding soloist which is
rear these days. The play is
funny, inspiring and uplifting.
Star Trek; Paramount
Pictures and Spyglass
Entertainment, a Bad Robot
Production. Stars John Cho,
Ben Cross, Bruce
Greenwood, Simon Pegg,
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto,
Wmona Ryder, Zoe Saldana,
Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin,
Eric Bana and Leonard
Nimoy. Directed by J.J.
Abrams. Written by Roberto
Orci and Alex Kurtzman
based upon "Sar Trek" creat-
ed by Gene Roddenberry.
Produced by J.J. Abrams and
Damon Lindelof This is the
start of another round of Star
Trek films. The beginning is
told of how the Captain Kirk
era crew began with each crew
member's subplot Of course
there is lots of battle action and
special effects. Original trekies
may not like some of the sub
stories of the Kirk crew but
they (along with new trekie
converts) should enjoy the.
StrandReleasing; Stars Maria
Bello, Jason Patric, Rufus
Sewell and Amy Brenneman.
Directed by Johan Renck.
Written by Pamela Cuming
and Lee Ross. Produced by
David Moore, Igor
Kovacevich, Cole Payne and
Jason Essex This film is
based on a true story. Nancy
(Bello) was brutally sexually
abused by her uncle as a child.
She carried the torment of that
abuse into her adult life and
finally decided to end it all.
Nancy hooks up with Louis
(Patric over the Internet who
is just as mentally messed up
as she is and he agrees to stran-
gle her to death. Nancy leaves
her husband Albert (Sewell) to
travel to Louis' town to com-
plete her mission. This movie
is a very low budget, 95% dia-
logue drama and is creepy in
parts where psycho Nancy cuts
herself in private places and
she and Louis get into some
freaky, kinky, pain producing
masochistic sex. This one may
be better served as a "can't
sleep" night rental.
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off the road. At that point, the officer, in an
effort to end the pursuit, used his patrol car to
try and spin the suspect's car out of control.
With this, Glynn County and Darien police
were able to box him in.
With that, the suspect tried to strike the offi-
cer who had boxed him in by driving for-
ward. With that move, all three police offi-
cers opened fire and the suspect was shot
several times. The officers did state that they
did not shot excessively probably less than
The suspect is the father of caller's child.
He had been arrested in the past for domestic
violence and ordered to stay away from her.
Presently, the suspect is charged with three
counts of aggravated assault on law enforce-
ment, fleeing, attempting to elude law
enforcement, possession of drugs, reckless
driving and speeding.
The suspect's injuries are life-threatening.
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great grandchildren whom she loved, cared
for, and protected.
Mrs. Polite was preceded in death by three
of her children: Arlene Cash, Charles Polite,
and Elnora Austin.
On Friday, May 8, 2009, Mrs. Polite
entered eternal rest at her residence with her
family at her side.
She leaves to cherish her memories three
children; Carrie P. Towns of Buffalo, New
York, James Polite; and Laura Short
(Claude)of Brunswick; one god daughter
Mrs. Louise Bess Barnes, eleven grandchil-
dren, nineteen great grandchildren, and
twenty-one great-great grandchildren, a spe-
cial grandniece Mrs. Harriet Price, nieces,
nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
Mrs Polite is at Darien Funeral Home. Her
wake will be at.7:00 on Friday, May 15.
Homegoing services will be held at
Needwood Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m.
Mrs. Polite's parting thoughts: "I have
fought a good fight, I have finished my
course, I have kept the faith." -II Timothy
DAUGHTERS OF GOD RAISE YOUR HAND
Daughters of God, Raise your hand,
Let every one know where you stand,
Let every one know who He is,
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Tell every one that God is your life,
And that He will removeall of your strife,
SPEAK IT, FEEL IT, BE ABOUT YOUR JOY!!!
DON'T BE ASHAMED!!! TO SHOUT YOUR JOY!!!
Because the Word of God says at: Mark 8:38:
For Whoever becomes ashamed of me and my words
In this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man (JESUS)
Will also be ashamed of him when he arrives in the glory of his
Father with the holy angels.
So be true to your God and his Son because
They complete us and make us whole,
Let every breathing soul know that
GOD IS IN CONTROL!!!
Continue to give God the Glory and
Be respectful of man,
Rise up!!! Daughters of God, Yes, Raise your hand!!!
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Day at Jacksonville's Amtrak Station
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"National Train Day" at the Jacksonville Amtrak Station located at: 3570 Clifford Lane, in
Jacksonville, Florida. National Train Day celebrates the 140th anniversary of the "golden spike,"
which was driven into the final tie in Promontory Summit, Utah, and marked the completion of V -
our nation's first transcontinental railroad in 1869.
Passenger and freight service -are increasing dramatically nationwide, making this a perfect
time to celebrate the strength of the railroad industry and passenger rail service in the United
States. Foi many rural Americans in fact, Amtrak represents the only major intercity transporta-
tion link to the rest of the country.
Indeed, Amtrak ridership and revenue have never been stronger. In recent years, Amtrak has
set records for ridership, exceeding 25 million passengers. Ticket revenues have also increased
dramatically, and continue to grow steadily thus far in 2009. In Florida, Amtrak employs over 700
Florida residents, whose wages totaled over $40 million for Fiscal Year 2008.
ECTS TO BE RECOG-
May 11. 2009 In celebra-
tion of National Preservation
Month, the Jacksonville
Commission will honor 18
projects and services at their
annual awards ceremony.
Thursday, May 21st at 6:00
p.m. at Jacksonville Main
Library, 303 N. Laura St.
Month was created by the
National Trust for Historic
Preservation to spotlight
efforts around the country.
Communities take this time
to celebrate historic preser-
vation activities in order to
create greater public aware-
ness, understanding and
appreciation of efforts to
preserve local historic
resources and heritage.
This annual awards cer-
emony recognizes outstand-
ing projects and services that
promote historic preserva-
Thomas Guerin Superintendent. Passenger Debbie Large.
Congresswonan Corrine Brown. Darrell .lacon. Manager OBS
Jacksonville, and .Varian Fordlhai District .llanager Station Jacksonville.
I deria Hush from North Brunsivick ,\J on her wal to I inokur Ga. for
mother's Day and Congresswoman Corrine Brown in Jacksonville.
tion in the greater
Award categories include:
Heritage Education and
Preservation Projects and
Services. The awards will be
presented by the Historic
with the chairman, Mitch
Weiss, acting as the master
Some of the projects and
people receiving awards on
May 21 include: the film
"-Kiss of Life: The 40th
Anmversary," which docu-
ments the Pulitzer-winning
1967 photograph by Rocco
Morabito of a JEA lineman
dangling from a pole while
receiving mouth to mouth
resuscitation; the Historic
Sites Survey of the St.
Nicholas Neighborhood; the
exterior restorations of the
Woman's Club of
Jacksonville located in
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Nor a nJohn D. Mlatthews and ,tr. L I! illiam.
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Studios in Arlington: and the
archaeological findings atTSINA
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We are proud of you George and
Gennetta-Cooper, parents; Your
Daughters, Brothers, Sister,
Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins
APRIL MARIE JONES
"Pride of The Jones Family"
who graduated in the
Class of 2009
from FAMU with a
Degree in Pharmacy.
From left: April M. Jones, Julian White,
Family Friend; Rudy Jones, Uncle, and
her very proud mother, Cynthia
Wooten. She is the granddaughter of
Dea. Calvin and Mrs. Willie L. Jones.
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ASk Deanna! is an aavice column Known jor tus
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.
Dear Deanna! u
I have an issue with my loud neighbor. She is so rude and disre- -
spectful and has no regards for the rest of us in the apartment com- Sunburn is inflammation of the skin and the tissues
plex. We're forced to listen to her loud music, she has company just beneath it cased by over-exposure to the ultraviolet
coming in and out and her place is always one big party. Several U
of us havejoined together asked her to tone i dwn but she laughs. of the sun. theaffected area becomes red, hot, ten-
and says she can do as she pleases as long as she pays her rent. der and swollen and in severe cases blisters may form. You are much more like- 2
What other options do we have to deal with this headache? u ly to become sunburned if you have light kin. In addition, a few people are R
Annoyed On-Line Reader extra-sensitive to the sun because they have a disease or they are taking a drug ;
Dear Annoyed: that makes them particularly sensitive to the sun.
You can file a complaint and the first stop should be the on-site manager's office. If this You can become sunburned without sitting under the blazing sun.
resource isn't helpful then you should contact the management company. Ultraviolet rays will penetrate a hazy atmosphere in which you may feel quite
Yes, your neighbor pays rent but you pay as well and are entitled to a decent amount of cot
peace and quiet. Once this is done, boundaries should be established. On another note, if comfortable. Also, if you are on the water or onsand, sun rays may reflect off
she violates the noise ordinance after hours, you can call the police as a guarantee for a those surfaces and burn parts of your skin that you think are protected.
good nights sleep. Sunburn is a special problem throughout the year in the intense sunlight of 2
Sthe southeastern and southwestern United States. Vacationers are particularly
My sisterhates my boyfriend because she feels he doesn't treat me right. My boyfriend g susceptible because they may unwisely try to acquire a tan too quickly.
doesn't like her because he feels she is too nosey. They always argue, try to embarrass each Since cold temperatures do not block ultraviolet rays and snow reflects them
other and do dirty things to each other. I'm at the breaking point after my sister stole a e e way that sand and water do, you can also get a sunburn on a skiing
check from his checkbook and cashed it. On the other hand, my boyfriend told her
boyfriend that she was cheating. Where do I draw the line with them before someone gets vacation.
Shu? What are the risks? Repeated sunburn or regular exposure to strong sun g
Gina C. Charleston, SC ; over many years, breaks doe the elastic tissues to the skin and makes it look pre-
D maturely old and wrinkled. In addition, it can causes solar keratoses, which are 7
Als inke school kids you would think they have a crush dn each other. You have to roughened red patches of skin, to appear on exposed places, especially in fair-
decide how much time you have to babysit while they play games. Take control of your skinned people. Solar keratoses and/or long-term exposure to strong sun
relationship and put your sister in her place. Your boyfriend needs to know your expecta- increases the risk of your getting skin cancer.
tions as you give him your verbal thoughts on dealing with your sister. If he doesn't behave prevent sunburn by not sunbathing or if you must,
erase him and remember that boyfriends without rings come and go, but sisters are always hat shl e ne re t y sun hing oif yu must,
around. sunbathe sensibly. On the first day spend only 20 to.30 minutes in the sun. :
Increase this by 30 minutes each day until you are beginning to tan, which usu-
Dear Deanna! id ally takes four to five days. During this early period, use a sun screen or sun 7
I broke up with my boyfriend for another guy and now I realize this was a mistake. Ihad15. The rating
a good man and I should've listened to my family and friends as they told me I should've block lotion'with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) rating of 10 to 15. The rating 1
stayed with him. I was seeking thrills and excitement.. This caused me to be abused, cheat- should appear e.g. the label. Try not to sunbathe between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm .
ed on and we broke up anyway. I want to get my boyfriend back and I'm not sure what to ; when the sun is strongest.. Once your tan is started, use plenty of suntan oil or U
do. I've apologized but nothing seems to work. lotion to soothe your skin.
Heartbroken and Torn San Diego, CA 7
SIf.you do get a sunburn, adopt the following self-help measures. Protect
Dear Heartbroken: sunburned skin by, even while swimming, wearing clothing or applying a sun
The story never changes when one thinks the grass is greener on the other side. However, 1 screen or sun block lotion with an SPF rating of 15 or more and use a soothing
in your case, you had a crew telling you what to do but you chose not to listen. It serves You can take aspirin until all signs of sunburn have disappeared.
you right and your ex-boyfriend shouldn't have anything else to do with you. Your apolo- ds f
gy is nice but look at it from his side as you expect him to return after being with another If the sunburn is very painful, consult a physician. A low dose, anti-inflam-
man. Get over it, learn from your mistakes and if he comes back, fine and if not, keep it E matory steroid cream may clear up the problem in a few days.
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be awarded to 30 individuals; by the Duval County 4-H Foundation, to those chose to put a material want ahead of a need. In other words, she may need a car
that have been Duval 4-H Member (including Junior Master Gardener and to drive, but she wants a Mercedes Benz. This is a classic example of misuse of
EFNEP 4-H programs) from April 1, 2009, and have completed the scholarship financial power, instead of using her financial resources to build assets, (real
fo $ cA m r d wi b gi v t p..* t estate, stocks, mutual funds etc.) she has used her financial resources to project a
section on the form. c$29.64 camp refund will.be given to participants that costly false image of prosperity. Trust me. at the age of 24, she has already posi-
qualify for free or reduced school lunches, and they completed in advance of tioned herself on the long hard road to financial struggles. Imagine, if instead of
the deadline the lunch application form. 'Some for 4-H members received spending $700 per month on a car note, she instead invested it in a growth asset.
Clover Buck Awards last fall and can apply them to camp cost. Call Rick if $700 per month equals $8,400 per year in savings, with a good sound investment
you need to check your Clover Buck balance. Pleases call or e-mail Rick plan in place, her $8,400 yearly investment should grow to over $50,000 within
Godke At 904-387-8850 email@example.com. 5 years. Trust me, she couldn't trade her Mercedes Benz in for half of that. Sad
LOUIS DINAH SENIOR CENTER YARD SALE -Thursday, May 21st dke At 904-387-8850 firstname.lastname@example.org say, but this young 24 year old has the mindset of at least 85 percent of the
LOUIS DINAH SENIOR CENTER YARD SALE -Thursday, May 21st American population who each year find themselves in similar positions of
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1805 Flag St. in Jacksonville. There will be hot dogs, money mismanagement.
popcorn, chicken wings, drinks clothes, home accents, & more. Call (904)
630-0728 for more information. Break the Cycle
THE DUVAL/NASSAU ALUMNI CHAPTER, Bethune Cookman Make a commitment to break the anti-wealth building cycle of spending your
University presents a "special tribute" celebrating the life and outstanding money on wasting material assets (clothes, cars, rims, jewelry, etc.) and begin a
Universityplan to build your financial net worth (the value of what you own, versus, what
legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune on Saturday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. To be you owe) take a look in the mirror, be honest with yourself, what are you truly
held at St. Paul AME Church, 6910 New Kings Rd. "Mary Jane McLeod doing to better your life as well as others? Are you apart of the American prob-
Bethune was one of the great educators in United States history. There will also lem or are you apart of the solution. Get-up spirit, it's time to move. We are our
be a "Candle Lighting Ceremony" for other prominent North Florida Wildcats own worst enemy, we are the main reason why slavery, hate, crime, poverty and
and their family members who have passed. Contact Loretta Coppock at 751- disrespect continue to run ramped within our race.
7300, Channel Jones at 504-0973, Jimmie Harper at 765-0861 for more infor- Robert Henderson Jr., Certified Financial Planner
mation. Author of The New Underground Railroad
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From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
March 21st thru April 19th
You're ready to take action and say what's on
your mind (or in your heart) bn Monday and
Tuesday, but someone else involved may
need time, explanations or miscellaneous
patience. A solo endeavor's a fine idea now.
You're even more goal-oriented from
Wednesday until sometime Friday. But do
your current ambitions line up with your val-
ues? And are you being attentive to your
karma along the way? When the weekend
comes, you might just find a beautiful new
balance. Somebody else has an amazing per-
spective to share that will inform your own.
April 20th thru May 20th
The minute you make a bold statement or
big move on Monday or Tuesday, you
might have second thoughts. Consider --
and reconsider -- your alternatives now,
and you might even come up with some-
thing different and better. Taking action's
much more favored from Wednesday until
sometime Friday, and your ideals come
into play, too. With your heart firmly in
the right place, there's little you can't do.
This weekend, something or someone
unusual is on the scene. How will you
react?. It's not a black-and-white type of
thing. Give it time to evolve -- this could
lMay 21st thru June 21st
The ins and outs of a relationship (at work?
family? a romantic liaison?) are fascinating
as the week gets going. Want to make it more
functional? Look from their angle, and resist
issuing instructions. From Wednesday until
sometime Friday, though, more practical
matters demand attention. Develop a better
understanding and make a solid plan. Your
energy's dynamic this weekend, and the pos-
sibilities for change are endless -- and elec-
tric. Changing your mind can be the smartest
thing you can do (and luckily you're good at
June 22nd thru July 22nd
Your challenge this week: Getting the good
stuff going and keeping the energy flowing.
Your natural instinct to be all-attentive to
others and give until it hurts needs conscious
balancing early in the week. Make it a one-
for-them, one-for-you kind of proposition.
Around Wednesday, Thursday or Friday,
postponing something isn't the best idea.
Just do it! And when the weekend comes, do
something to bust out of a rut -- preferably
something that engages both your romantic
heart and your amazing intellect. Hint: This
may be a spur-of-the-moment thing.
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
Are you ready for something or someone
totally different? The same old stuff goes out
the window early in the week, probably with
you giving it a shove. Your energy's dynam-
ic and change is in the air, especially in
romance. Then, from Wednesday until some-
time Friday, a slow and steady approach is in
order, with self-awareness coupled with
extra sensitivity to those around you. You
can accomplish a ton now. Interpersonal
stuff can blossom this weekend if you can
put your pride aside. Be humble, be frank
and move forward on your life and love path.
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
Life looks full of obligations of various sorts
early in the week, but you can minimize ten-
sion and maximize satisfaction as you get
things done. Be proactive about de-stressing
and keeping a humane schedule. Both work
and romantic matters are favored from
Wednesday through Friday, and the way to
make the most progress is to have fun with it
all. What you create now can be beautiful
indeed. Your perfectionist streak is a mile
wide this weekend, but don't be too harsh,
whether on yourself or someone else.
Practice is important for the old learning
Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
Making progress with ongoing stuff -- per-
sonal, work or other -- is a snap early in the
week. Use your spare time to explore more
abstract ideas and bigger visions for the
future. Around Wednesday or Thursday,
though, you might find yourself stuck on
something or someone from the past. Take
off any rose-colored glasses, or find a way to
process and lIt go of darker feelings. When
the weekend comes, you'll want to be ready
to receive the gifts that the present brings.
Feel your interconnection with others and
the world. It's a beautiful thing!
rI Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
The key this week: Pace yourself! Early on,
around Monday and Tuesday, you might be
plunging ahead when you should be testing
the waters instead. Hint: If something (or
someone) seems incredibly great, check out
the credibility. Your timing and your
instincts are right on from -Wednesday
through most of Friday, so much so that
there's little you can't accomplish. Your peo-
ple skills are great now, too -- use them. This
weekend, don't get stuck. An idea can
always use a little evolution and a plan can
always use a little change. Stay in gear rather
than spinning your wheels-.
I Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
At work or play, your performance is much
admired as the week gets under way. And for
good reason: Your self-confidence makes
whatever you do a success, or at least a suc-
cessful experiment. Around Wednesday or
Thursday, you might be fixated on a thing
rather than the people or ideas around you.
It's odd. Why are you so captivated (if not
obsessed)? Figure it out, because when the
weekend comes, you'll want to be wide open
to the whole spectrum of life around you.
Excellent energy's all yours now. Use it or
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
If possibilities seem to be diminishing early
in the week, use that trademark persistence
of yours. Try taking a longer-term view,
rather than letting whatever's going on right
now get under your skin. And if there's
something you really want to achieve, just
wait until Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Work recognition, romantic results and seri-
ous progress on a project can all be yours.
This weekend, you might see big potential,
but if it's an unproven scheme, be leery.
Risks aren't favored now. Go for what (or
who). seems most stable and worthy of your
-Ao i Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
You're always amazing on your own, but
you're especially excellent in a pair or as part
of a group as the week gets going. Friends,
coworkers or a partner of some kind have
ways to help you both focus and expand on
your ideas. Around Wednesday and
Thursday, however, your world might feel
like it's contracting. You don't like limits like
this, but pushing them now isn't the best
plan. Lay low, and expect the energy to
change for the better sometime Friday, with
'change' being the operative word. All kinds
of new possibilities await this weekend.
Feb 19th thru March 20th
Work or a certain relationship might be a pain
early this week, but complaining won't get
you far. Bring a new idea or a proposed
change of plan to the table, and make it a pos-
itive one. Around Wednesday, Thursday or
Friday, you might just get hooked up with
help from some unexpected places.
Everything's interconnected, and your aware-
ness of this means you'll see what others are
missing. This weekend, the world of dreams
is close by. Enjoy it and the creativity it
brings, but don't lose track of reality, or'even
STILL NOT CAUGHT
Officer responded to 4800 Atlantic
Blvd in reference to an armed rob-
bery that just occurred.
Upon arrival, Officer met with the
victim. He stated that he had just
parked his vehicle and was walking
to his apartment He stated that sus-
pects were walking south from the
front of the complex toward him.
Suspect #2 ran up from behind and
past him. Suspect #1 then came up
from behind, put a handgun to his
neck and told him to hand over his
wallet Suspect #2 then came back,
pulled out a handgun and pointed it
at him. Suspect #1 then went
through his pockets and took out his
wallet.. Both suspects then fled
south on foot toward the rear of the
Suspect #1 was described as a
black male in his 20's, black ball
cap, black T-shirt, short twists in his
hair and armed with a small hand-
gun. Suspect #2 was described as
a black male in his 20's, black T-
shirt, short twists in his hair and
armed with a big semi-auto hand-
The victim stated that he has seen
the suspects around the complex
before and thinks they live there,
but does not know what apartment.
A search of the area did not reveal
any possible suspects.
FLEES FROM THE
Police Officer was dispatched to
Sunset Dr. in reference to a resi-
Upon arrival, Officer met with victim
1, who advised that his home was
burglarized twice in one day.
The first incident occurred between
1000 and 1200. Victim 1 stated he
left his house at 1000, and his son,
was inside the residence. Victim 1
stated he arrived back at his house
around noon and found his rear
door to the home had been pried
open. There were several observ-
able pry marks on the door, where it
appeared to have been pried away
from the door frame with a pry bar.
He stated he asked his son about
the door being pried open and the
son informed him that he heard the
door open, but stated he thought it
was Victim 1 returning home.
(Victim 1 surmised that his son was
within view of the burglar [as the
rear door of the home opens into an
enclosed carport, then there are
sliding glass doors that allow a
clear view of the living room), which
was the reason nothing was taken.)
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during that Incident. He stated he
did not call the police when he ini-
Victim 1 stated nothing was taken
during that Incident. He stated he
did not call the police when he ini-
tially discovered the burglary
because he had to get back to
Victim 1 staled; he left, and went
back to school and his son left the
residence. Victim 1 stated Victim 2
(his son) secured the rear door with
-a plywood brace from the inside,
making it impossible to pry Open.
Victim 1 reported sometime
between 1230 and 1753, the sus-
pect returned and pried the car-
riage-style garage door open.
Officer observed pry marks on the
right door and the top locking pin
was broken out of the frame. Victim
1 reported during this incident, the
suspect entered the enclosed car-
port, broke a lock on his tool box,
entered a closet, and went into the
main portion of the home (via the
sliding glass door which was not
locked, because the garage door
and the rear door were believed to
be secure). Once inside the house,
the suspect ransacked the resi-
Police observed the kitchen cabinet
doors standing open and the items
inside the drawers of the master
bedroom had. been dumped out
onto the floor. Additionally, the items
in the drawers of the second
Victim's room were dumped out
onto the floor. The only items taken
were his gold dress watch and an
Victim 1 stated he talked with sever-
al of his neighbors, who resided at
Sunset Dr.. One advised him that
she saw a small white car "screech-
ing away" from the area between
1200 and 1700. Officer attempted
to speak with the neighbor, howev-
er, her son advised me that she was
Victim 2 was not available for an
interview, as he was in class. Victim
1 stated he had no way of contact-
ing him at the time of this report.
Officer conducted a neighborhood
canvass with negative results.
An ET was requested to process
the scene. Patrol efforts are sus-
pended due to a lack of suspect
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By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor, photos by Laurence
Greene, Photographer for The Florida Star.
PONTE VEDRA, FL --Tiger Woods' eighth-place finish
was his best outing at THE PLAYERS since he won in 2001.
"Just a long, frustrating day," said Woods. "I thought I
was doing a pretty good job of getting it around."
Henrik Stenson fired a six-under 66 to become the first
Swedish player to win THE PLAYERS Championship.
Stenson finished at 12-under 276 and won by four strokes
over Ian Poulter at the Stadium Course at the TPC at
"It was a nice day's work," said Stenson, "I played well
all week and managed my game really well and myself more .
than anything. Obviously, it pays off."
Woods now has four top-10 finishes at the tournament "."
(T10-1999, 2-2000, 1-2001, 8-2009.) Woods has not missed
a cut in 12 attempts at THE PLAYERS, with Sunday's
eighth-place finish snapping a string of six consecutive
appearances at the tournament without a top-10 finish (dating back to his win in 2001).
The six consecutive events without notching a top-10 finish represents Woods' longest
streak at any single event in his career. He vowed to work on problems with his swing dur-
ing this week's tournament.
"I just kept hitting those spinners up to the right," said Woods. "It was frustrating. If I
aimed it down the right side, I would still spin it off to the right. And if I aimed it down the
left side, I would still spin it off to the right."
Sunday represented the 22nd time Woods has entered the final round five shots off the
lead. In those events, he came back to win twice (2000 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-
Am, 2009 Arnold Palmer Invitational).
Woods is now eight of 21 (38 percent) when entering the final round 2nd or T2...He
is now eight of 19 (42 percent) when entering the final round 2nd or T2 and playing in the
final group... Highest score when in the final group and not leading (77 at 1998 Bay Hill
Invitational).. .Highest score when in the final group and leading (73 at 2008 U.S. Open).
Woods has posted 18 of 20 rounds at par or better in 2009, with his only over-par
efforts coming Sunday with a 1- over 73 and during the third round at the Arnold Palmer
THE PLAYERS Stat Leaders for the Week:
Driving Distance Bubba Watson 308.5 yards; Driving Accuracy Jeff Klauk 45 of
56 (80.36 %); Greens in Regulation Paul Casey, Brian Davis 52 of 72 (72.2 %);
Putts per Round Luke Donald 25.75 per round
THE PLAYERS Final Results:
276 Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 68-69-73-66 Jag
280 Ian Poulter (GB) 67-68-75-70
281 John Mallinger (US) 66-71-74-70, Kevin Na (US) 71-66-74-70
282 Ben Crane (US) 65-73-72-72, Brian Davis (GB) 71-69-71-71, Jim Furyk (US)
68-74-71-69; 283 Tiger Woods (US) 71-69-70-73; 284 -Aaron Baddeley By
(Australia) 71-71-76-66, Alex Cejka (Germany) 66-67-72-79, Tim Clark (S Africa)
72-69-74-69, Vijay Singh (Fiji) 71-72-74-67, David Toms (US) 67-70-77-70. ing
Dixie Blues Improve To 3-0 With Win In-Home Opener
by Jose Alonso. Special to The Florida Star
(Florida Star Photos b, Nanc5 Beecheri _
The Jackson\ ille Dixie Blues, a profes- .'
sional \\omen's football team pla ing in the -
Women's Football Alliance, opened their
home season \\with a big victoryy Sarurda '
night at Bolles. -. -
The Dixie Blues defeated the Memphis
Belles 34-20. Jackson\ille led 27-0 at the A
--i half. The win improved the team's
j record to 3-0 for the season.
Rarely does a sport combine the ele-
inents of integrity, success, and e\cite-
,mLent into one single organization. The
Dixie Blues however, have done just "
The Dixie Blues are entering their
7th year as part of the Womens Football -t
Alliance (WFA). With National
Championships in 2003 and 200 and are
top contenders for another National
Sages, professions and backgrounds. They
receive no pay for their efforts on the field
;_ t -... and earn their living outside of football in
areas such as law enforcement, education
S0 j and health care.
As starting quarterback Brantley Mack
S explains, "We simply play for the love of the
S game". Mack is joined in the backfield with
A R talented tailback Kim Brown (Rocky) and
speedy wide receiver Ley Ishkay, a boxer in
her spare time. They are coached by Donnie Braddock and employ a good mix of play
action pass with a strong rushing offense.
The Jacksonville Dixie Blues play all home games at Bolles High School. They rely
on ticket sales and sponsorships to fund their program and they participate in camps
such as the Police Athletic League, Girls Inc., and the Gate River Run.
They also take part in many local speaking engagements. This year, the team will
pair up with the Donna Foundation and all proceeds from the season opener (Pink
Game) will be presented to the Foundation to aid breast cancer survivors.
A National Championship is a goal set each year by the Jacksonville. This year is
no different. However, they play at even higher standards. Players strive to serve as role
models with exalted principles of perseverance, discipline and opportunity.
Home games are played at The Bolles School at 7 p.m. Bolles is located at 7400 San
Jose Blvd. Next home game will be played on Satiurday, June 6 against the Emerald
Tne Jacksonvuie Jaguars unveuea metr new urn-
forms in a special event at,Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium. (Photo courtesy Dan Van
1'. _. -: '
like Bonts, Sports Editor, Florida Star photos by Nancy Beecher
Jaguars' fans are invited to purchase 2009 tickets and try out their new seats dur-
the Jaguars Select-A-Seat sales event at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium this
day, May 17, 2009, from 1 4 p.m.
Fans will get the chance to "test drive" every available seat as the Jaguars make
he remaining 2009 ticket inventory available to the public. In an effort to make
hiding a Jaguars home game an option for every fan, the Jaguars are also making
r ticket options available at this event. This will be the first opportunity to pur-
e the "Half-Pack" (half-season) ahead of the full public on-sale date of May 18.
o, for those fans looking to attend individual home games, the opportunity to pur-
e group tickets by buying 10 or more seats will also be made available.
Season ticket prices start at $390 for all 10 home games, and include match-ups
nst the Indianapolis, Colts, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans and NFC
mpion Arizona Cardinals. Season tickets can be purchased in full during the
it, or fans can take advantage of the five-month payment option.
The Jaguars will also re-introduce the.Half-Pack ticket package at the Select-A-
event. There are two Half-Packs available; each is made up of five home games
I the 2009 schedule. The "Teal-Pack" includes games against Indianapolis,
pa, Arizona, St. Louis and Buffalo. The "Black-Pack" includes games against
mi, Washington, Tennessee, Kansas City, and Houston. Half-Packs start at $200
can be purchased in two monthly installments.
Fans looking to purchase 10 or more seats to any of the Jaguars home games will
an early opportunity to pick up the best individual game seats. By purchasing
.p tickets, fans can attend the games of their choice, without having to wait for
le game tickets to go on sale later this summer. Group tickets start at $40, which
vs fans to save $10 per ticket, compared to the $50 cost of a single game ticket.
Parking is available for this Sunday's event in Lots C and D, and fans should enter
stadium through Gate 4. Jaguars Ticketing Representatives will be on hand in the
Zone during the event to help fans locate the best seats available and purchase
' tickets for the 2009 season.
For more information, visit www.jaguars.com or call (904) 633-2000 (option 2).
Honorees Being Recognized By The David H.
Dwight, Sr. Memorial Committee
Pictureed above are Mrs. Minnie Smith and Mr. Ozzie Hicks, two of the honorees
being recognized by the David H. Dwight, Sr. Memorial Committee for scouting this
year. The third honoree is Mr. Herman Floyd, not shown. These three are recog-
nized for their outstanding service with the Boy Scouts in the Baden Powell
The David H. Dwight Sr. Memorial Committee for Scouting has selected
the three honorees for 2009. These outstanding scouters/community lead-
ers are Minnie Smith, Ozzie Hicks and Herman Floyd, not shown.
Mrs. Minnie Smith has served thirty-four years with the Suwannee River
Council in Tallahassee, Florida and the North Florida Council in
Jacksonville. She reorganized Troop 141 and helped start Pack 141 at
Woodlawn Presbyterian Church. A recipient of the 2009 Silver Beaver
Award, she also received the District Award from the North Florida Council.
She was Camp Director for the Baden Powell Day Camps and assisted in
many other District activities. Mrs. Smith is also the proud parent of two
Mr. Ozzie Hicks has volunteered many hours of his time since 1986 as
Scout Master through the chartered organization of Zion Hope Baptist
Church's Troop 174. Now he assists with Scouts at the church whenever
he is needed. He successfully mentored three scouts so that they achieved
the rank of Eagle Scout. He has received many awards for his years of
service from his community and church.
Mr. Herman Floyd has been an active member of Boy Scouts of America
as a youth and adult. He has worked with Pack and Troop 175 for over nine
years. He served as Assistant District Commissioner for the
Baden Powell District assisting with several District events including Cub
Scout Olympics, District Boy Scout Camporees and Cub Scout
Camporees. He chaired and co-chaired the Kite Derby 2001-2005. Mr.
Floyd is currently the combined Baden Powell and Nassau County District
Commissioner. He has been recognized many times for his distinguished
service to his church, community and the Scout Program.
The Early Le
WHAT: The Early Le
Library will e
gram at varic
Edward H. White High School
Jean Ribault High School
Mandarin High School
Kirby Smith Middle School
Regency Square Library
earning Coalition of Duval County, Duval County Public Schools
Education and the Jacksonville Public Library
warningg Coalition of Duval in partnership with the Jacksonville Public
nhroll children for the Summer Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) pro-
ous high schools in May and at the Regency Square Library on
1700 Old Middleburg Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32210
3701 Winton Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32208
4831 Greenland Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32258
2034 Hubbard St
Jacksonville, FL 32206
9900 Regency Square Blvd.
Jacksonille, FL 32225
May 12 (5:30 p.m. -7:30p.m.)
May 19 (5:30 p.m. 7:30p.m.)
May 26 (5:30 p.m. 7:30p.m.)
June 2 (5:30 p.m. -7:30p.m.)
June 6 (11 a.m. 2 p.m.)
The Early Learning Coalition of Duval will be registering children for the Summer
Voluntary Pre- Kindergarten (VPK) program as part of our ongoing effort to reach
out to parents of pre-school age children in the Duval County community.
For Summer VPK, children must have been born between Sept. 2, 2003 and Sept.
1, 2004, NOT have attended during the school year program and be residents of
the state of Florida to be eligible. VPK allows children from families of. any income
level to receive 540 high-quality instructional hours to prepare them for kinder-
garten. Parents choose where they wish to have their children attend the program
from various locations around Duval County.
Families must bring the following documentation:
For proof of age:
Blue shot record (signed by doctor)
Passport, or Military ID
For proof of residency:
Lease Agreement or
THE ADDRESS MUST MATCH APPLICATION.
To learn more about Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten or the Early Learning Coalition of Duval call
(904) 208-2044 or visit www.elcofduval.org
DCHD sponsors Teen Tobacco EXTRAVAGANZA
to help empower youth
The Duval County Health Department is sponsoring a Teen Tobacco EXTRAVAGANZA on
May 16 at the studios of WJCT, 100 Festival Park Avenue, from 10 am -3 pm. The purpose
of the extravaganza is to empower, engage and enlighten local teens on the negative effects
of tobacco use and promotion.
"We want teens to be empowered to make educated decisions regarding their health," said
Shalawa Triggs, DCHD Tobacco Prevention Program Director. "This event will expose some
of the myths centered around tobacco that teens encounter through manipulation and mar-
The Extravaganza is a free event catered to Duval County youth ages 11-17. Youth will gain
a foundation for empowerment, enhance their leadership'skills, develop effective time man-
agement skills, and think outside the box to create and implement advocacy ideas. Youth
will be engaged by guest speakers, experience networking and enjoy "surprise" entertain-
Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information or to RSVP, call the DCHD Tobacco
Prevention Program at (904) 253-1600.
Contact: Charles Griggs
DAfP D C
ELC of Duval To Enroll 4-Year-Olds for FREE Summer Voluntary
Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) at
Jacksonville High Schools and the Regency Square Library Branch
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MAY 16, 2009
Opportunities leading to future success?
el-. By: Quintrel Ray
As we know recession is
at hand making things
seem so much tougher liv-
ing in today's economy.
Jobs are lost, while others
are currently seeking work,
attending school or maybe
just can't decide on the
next step in life. On Friday
May 1st, Managing
Director for Federal Affairs,
Fred Humphries, spoke on
C -Span concerning his
rank at Federal Affairs.
Humphries was promoted
to the top lobby slot,
replacing Jack Krumholtz
who launched Microsoft's
Federal Government Affairs activities in Washington in March
1995, building and running the lobby slot from the ground up by
Humphries spoke on the new program 'Dream Sparks' developed
in hands on training using developer and designer tools in
Engineering. "This is a great opportunity...so in a lot of things it's
exposure!", explained Humphries. "We're investing in universities
exposing students to the future in technology, in which you'd need
the fluency of technology in the future."
Through the year of 2016 the occupation of engineering is project-
ed to grow 38% generating about 324,000 jobs becoming one of
the fastest and largest increases of any occupation, and as a min-
imum the starting pay of $50,000 yearly salary.
Humphries was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but raised in
Nashville, Tennessee has been affiliated with D.C. for numerous
years, working as senior advisor for Rep. Dick Gephardt from the
year of 1992 until the year 2000, then leading the state government
affairs team until taking a step higher into the lobby slot. Students
interested i.n this new program can simply go to Microsoft.com to
find out more information.
Children First Florida
a Non-Profit organization
Who:Children First Florida (Step Up for students)
When:May 20, 2009
Where:Webb Wesconett Library, 6887 103rd St.
Why: A meeting to help parents that are looking for options to
meet their children's educational needs. Parents will learn about
public school choices and private school scholarships and new
Parents will receive help with any question regarding the 09-10
For more information contact:
Todd Harris Keeping it Real at Ribault High
Mrs. Flanders, Media Specialist and Todd Harris (Picture to the left)
Mayor Peyton visited Ribault Itigh school.recently and was happy to know that Todd appreciated his
comments. Mayor John Peyton and Roslyn "Auntie Roz" Burrough (Picture to the right)
People often ask me \bhy I love being a Ribault Trojan. Ribault High School is a
school I have attended for four years so it hurts to see my school being taken through the mud
by the media and the community. I can't tell you that what you have seen on the news was
fabricated but I can tell you that what you saw on the news is not the real Ribault.
To me Ribault is a truer depiction of the real world than other top high schools in
the area. There are smart students, lazy students, students who don't care and some students
you should avoid. It's not like Stanton or Paxon that is full .of only students who want to be
there and it's not like a private school where every student dresses the same. It's a public
school so it gets neighborhood students.
Most of the upper classmen like Ribault High School Malik Jackson, a junior, and
a member of the I.B. program when asked, if he would leave the school if he could said,
"No!" He knew Ribault was viewed in a negative light but it's a tight knit school with out-
standing teachers. Most students like me will agree that the school is unfairly treated. When
the school is doing something positive it is not shown but when something negative happens
it is all over the news. Brandon Stephens. a senior, said that Ribault is more than what most
people think it is.
Being that Ribault is a public school there are a lot of students who are there from
the neighborhood. Not saying that all the neighborhood kids are bad but some of them don't
care about school and are only there because their parents are'making them go, So they go
and sit and disrupt class and gamble and fight because they don't care if they get kicked out
because that's what they want. But this is only ten percent of the students which is probably
the same in ever public school.
While I was doing this article I kept thinking why I.defend this school-when not
many else i ill. I started thinking w\hy I love this school. Is it because of the students and the
teachers? Or is it the football and basketball teams? Is. it the choir that recently went to
Carnegie Hall or the Great Decisions team that I'm a part of that was recently written about
mn the Times Union? Is it the lunch lady that know s I always ask for mustard when I buy a
chicken sandwich, or the security guard Mr. Wilcox who all the kids call "Boosie" after the
rapper because of his hair cut and high voice? All these things are the reasons that I love
Ribault High School. I got depressed because no one was seeing my school like my peers and
me. I thought that if we don't get an A on the FCAT they would shut down the school. Then
a couple of weeks ago Mayor Peyton came to talk to the school for "Ribault Reads" without
armed escorts. While giving his speech he said that the school was on the upswing and it
made me believe that he was not going to give up on us. If the mayor isn't giving up then I
don't think the conunurut should either.
Todd is a member of The Auntie Roz Hip Hop Shop. Other members are Evin Bell, Courtnee Carter,
Janul Lo\en Harvey, Daniel Stallings. Nalka Jefferson, Aundreya Goodman, Jordan Mitchell, Ashlee
Cooper and Brodrick Watkins.
Roslyn Burrough. Founder/Artistic Director
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JACKSONVILLE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
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