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He is in jail without
bond for attempted mur-
der, attempted armed
robbery and aggravated
battery. His record
S shows that he is 14-
.~: : years-old and in seventh
grade. Yet, Shimeeka
Gridine is in jail, as an
Shimeeka Gridine, 14, adult and being charged
as the triggerman for shooting a man in the head. He
is due back in Duval County court on June 1, 2009.
Wheel of Justice
The Channel 4 wheel stopped on Garrett White who is want-
ed for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Help get
him off of the streets. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
You do not have to disclose your identity.
Captured was Robert Mclntyre who was wanted for traffick-
ing in Oxycodone. Atip was provided and he was caught.
Former Pastor Pleads Guilty
Darrell Gilyard, former pastor of
Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of
Jacksonville and did much to build his
church and community, pleaded guilty
Thursday to charges that he inappropri-
ately touched an underage female at his
church and sent explicit text messages
Darrell to another. The former pastor pleaded
Gilyard, 46 guilty in exchange for a sentence of
three years in prison and three years of sex-offender
probation. If he had lost in a trial, he could have
received up to 15 years in prison on each count.
Four Arrested in
Terror Plot, NYC
James Cromitie, David
55 Williams, 28
Williams, 32 Payen, 27
Four men were arrested Thursday in a New York City
terror plot. All four were ex-convicts. One was a crack
addict and one was recently arrested for snatching purs-
es. Cromitie, the oldest, is the son of an Afghani immi-
grant with an African American wife. According to
authorities, they wanted to blow up Jewish temples and
shoot down U.S. military aircraft.
The four men, who were all of the Muslim faith, were
arrested after they planted a mock explosive device in
a car outside the Riverdale Temple and two other mock
bombs in a car outside the Jewish Center.
They purchased cell phones, a camera and took pic-
tures of the synagogues they wanted to blow up. Even
though they attended a mosque that taught peace, these
men appeared eagar to embrace an opportunity to
"bring death to Jews," said the reports. Authorities feel
that they were acting alone
and are not part of any Four Continued -A-7
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Died saving Anotner
Ahmad Rasheed, Jr. was appar-
ently a brave, loving man. He
was familiar with Harborview
boat ramp as many gather there
on weekends to enjoy fishing,
talking and the Ribault River.
On Sunday afternoon Rasheed's
friend tried to swim in the river
Ahmad Rasheed, Jr., 26 due to a $100 bet. WhenAhmad
realized he was having difficul-
ty, he did not hesitate to jump in the river to rescue him
as he observed his friend was caught in a strong current.
Unfortunately, his friend and Died Continued on A-7
Florida Has 180,000 Citizens
Infected with Hepatitis C
May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month
so Dr. Rolland Dickson, director of liver trans-
plantation research at the Mayo Clinic is mak-
ing an effort to make citizens aware of this
potentially life-threatening disease of the liver.
Dr. Dickson said that there are more than
180,000 people in Florida infected with hepa-
titis C; 96 percent are not being treated. There
are 14,000 in Jacksonville and 97 percent are
not receiving treatment.There is not a vaccine.
New President of South Africa
His Excellency Jacob Gedleyihlekisa
ZUMA was inaugurated as President
of the Federal Republic of South
Africa as the thunder and the rains
came down. Such was hailed as bless-
President Jacob ings from heavens, according to tradi-
Zuma of the tional Zulu culture, Zuma's ethnic
of South Africa group.
President Zuma is noted for his abil-
ity not to bend under pressure. Hope Masters,
President of the Leon Sullivan Foundation, and daugh-
ter of the late Leon Sullivan, said that Zuma has
demonstrated that he has the resilience of a winner and
the fortitude for the fight.
President Zuma told his cabinet during the first meet-
ing, that he urge them to work hard and conduct them-
selves in an exemplary manner.
Wanda Sykes and Wife
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to know how Wanda Sykes wife
looked and who is the real father of
their twins that were born late April.
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or The President
This was a week of progress
for President Obama as many
had reservations before he
arrived at the Catholic Notre
Dame University, as the 2009
commencement speaker. But
the crowd cheered him when
he said that both those who
support and those who oppose
President Obama as he embryonic stem-cell research
received his honorary do so on moral grounds.
degree at Notre Dame. The president made addi-
tional progress this week with the approval of sweep-
ing restrictions on the credit Progress See A-7
Atlanta Rapper Killed in L.A.
Rapper Dolla, who recently released two singles
with Akon: "Like This" and "She So Fine" was
shot to death at an upscale mall in Los Angeles
Monday. He was shot several times while wait-
ing at a valet stand.
Dolla, 21, was from Atlanta. The man arrested
for his murder Tuesday, was Aubrey Louis Berry,
23, of Georgia. He was arrested at the L.A.
Dolla, Roderick International Airport Monday night. His bail was
Anthony Burton II set at $1 million. As the officers approached him,
he put his hands up in the air and said, "I've got a gun in my waist-
band. Don't shoot me."
Howard Grad to Change Youth
1 Krystal Braden, Howard University
Alumni 2008 and founder of KO'NOKO
Education, Inc., "College Not Color.'
She said that she is following in Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s footsteps, who
was on a Civil Rights mission. Krystal
SBaden is on that same mission to shake
up America, this time through education.
She said 1.9 million teens are addicted to drugs crack,
ecstacy and cocaine; 1.8 million teens 8th, 10th & 12th
graders have experienced drugs; 732,619 students are high
school dropouts and 87% of teens do not feel they can
contract HIV/AIDS virus. She wants to decrease the
knowledge gap by increasing a teens information network
and development for empowerment. You may reach her at
Community Leadership Award
City Councilwoman Glorious Johnson will
be in clearwater, Florida on May 26 and 27
to participate in the 7th Annual Florida
Minority Community Economic
Council- Development Summit. During the summit,
woman she will be presented with the John Gamboa
Glorious Community Leadership Award.
A movie on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. has been contracted and in the making.
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TWINS One set different fathers; Another set, different
colors; Mixed Marriage: 2 Colors; Another, 2 sets, 2 colors
These Dallas, TX twins have These Dutch twins, one The British mother of The British parents of these two
the same mother but different black, one white, born in these girls, who look sets of twins are both mixed-race. In
fathers. 1993, three minutes apart. exactly alike except for both sets, one baby is fair with blue
An in-vitro mix-up, color, is the product of eyes like mom while the other has
By Clara McLaughlin an interracial marriage. daker skin like their dad.
There is no denying that tlihodds are one in a million, according to physicians, that frateral twins can be born
very different because of the genetic soup in our backgrounds. In 2006, Kerry Richardson, who is of Nigerian and
English descent, is married to a man who is white. She gave birth to twins who were Twins Continued A-7
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Schedule ofEvents and Services f
BETHSAIDA TEMPLE MINISTRIES located at
1544 West 22nd St in Jacksonville with Pastor Wayne
L. Wilson is having their 12th Annual Multitude
Weekend Outdoor Service, Saturday, May 30th from
11:30 5:00 p.m. There will be Dancers, Bouncer, Free
Food, Free Fun, Free Clothes, and Free Salvation. Call
(904) 314-3804 for more information.
GREATER NEW HOPE AME CHURCH presents
"Women of The Bible." This is a celebration of Women
with Women from various churches throughout the city
portraying biblical women. Join us for this powerful
presentation on Friday, May 22, 2009
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 2007. You don't want to miss this one. Invite
your relatives, friends and neighbors to come out and
have a wonderful time.
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.
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.
SUMMERVILLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH 690 West 20th St., Jacksonville. The com-
bined choirs will present an evening of Spiritual
Revival in Songs, Sunday, May 24th at 5:00 p.m. come
and feast on words and music that will lift your soul to
higher heights. Rev. James W. Henry, Pastor. Call (904)
598-0510 for more information.
ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH, 27th St. &
Moncrief Rd., with Rev. George A. Price, Pastor. Hop
on board the Boomerang Express, Travel to the Land
Down Under for a week of nonstop action as we learn
how it all comes back to Jesus. The train leaves the sta-
tion each evening at 6:00 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.
G'Day Cafe' opens at 5:00 p.m. It's Vacation Bible
School at St. Matthew Baptist Church like you've never
experienced before! June 8th 12th. This week of fun,
food, and exciting learning opportunities is free of
charge and open to everyone. In this one-week adven-
ture, kids will hear Bible stories, participate in cool
crafts, motivating music, eat at the G'Day Cafe', and
play games at Recreation Rock. At the same time,
teenagers will experience Rock and Reef Tour with
Bible study and special activities planned just for them.
Adults also will have the opportunity to participate in a
Bible study. Call (904) 768,7624 for more information.
THE GATE CITY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB,
member of the American Bridge Association, Inc.
(ABA) will host their annual Grade A bridge tourna-
ment at the Airport Clarion Hotel Conference Center
from Friday, May 22nd through Sunday morning, May
24, 2009. The upcoming Memorial Day holiday week-
end, all local Jacksonville duplicate bridge players and
the public are invited to attend. A nominal playing fee is
charged for each session. The event will include indi-
vidual, pairs, and team games which will result in the
awarding of merit points and prizes including door pris-
es for amusement; levels of competition range from
novice to advanced. Players from other locations in the
Southeast area are expected to attend. The local presi-
dent is Mrs. Marion A. Gregory and the Section Vice
President is Mrs. Gloria Christler of Atlanta, GA.
FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH -Women are invited to "A
Women's Health and Beauty Pamper Day," featuring
vendors in massage therapy, skin, nail care, and cosmet-
ics, along with designer candles, fashions, and jewelry.
The women of First A.M.E. Church are also providing
health screening and a cafe for enjoying lunch. All this
will take place Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
the church 91 Old Kings Road North in Palm Coast.
First A.M.E. Church, the pastoral ministry of the Rev.
Gillard S. Glover, can be reached at (386) 446-5759.
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Almighty GodFather of all mercies and giver of all
comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those
who mourp, that casting every care on thee, they may
know the consolation of thy love, through
Jesus Christ our LORD.
BAKER, John died May
BEVEL, Thomas J., died
May 20, 2009. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
W., 32, died May 16,
BUTLER, James Leroy
"Jimmy", Sr., died May
died May 14, 2009.
CHEW, Helen B., 75,
died May 16, 2009.
CLARK, Eddie, died
May 8, 2009.
COX, Etta "Nanny" died
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ELEY, Mr. William H.
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FIELDS, Willie James,
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GOODE, Bonnie, died
May 18, 2009.
Lewis "Par", died may
GRANT, Sheila Clark,
died May 20, 2009.
Glenn, died May 4, 2009.
JOHNSON, Joseph E.,
died May 19, 2009.
JONES, Mary, died May
KING, Ruth M., died
May 18, 2009.
LEE, Clyde Anthony,
died May 13, 2009.
LYLES, Levi, Sr., died
May 9, 2009.
RASHEED, Ahmad, Jr.,
died May 21, 2009.
ROBINSON, Rose, died
May 14, 2009.
SMITH, Sister Cenella
B., died Mayl2, 1009.
STRONG, Marie, died
May 14, 2009.
TAYLOR, Joseph B.,
died May 19, 2009.
TAYLOR, Mary "Dot,"
died May 12, 2009.
WALKER, Gary Patrick,
died May 13, 2009.
WILSON, Malachi Todd
"Biggie" died May 17.
The Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m.
Intercessory Prayer....................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Eric Lee
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service ................................ 10:00 a.m.
Church School... ............................... 8:30 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.
Moving Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder 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.
'"A Life Changing xperi ce". .... 9:15 10:5 ~'
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888 Assembled In Jacksonville (FL) for Links
Southern Area Biennial Meeting
Seventy-four Chapters in the Southern Area of The Links.
Incorporated met in Jacksonville (FL' for their 40th Southern
Area Conference on May 13 through 17 at the Hyatt Regency
Jacksonville's Riverfront Hotel. 820 Links and 68 Connecting
Links converged on Florida's First Coast for the meeting involv-
ing themselves in plenary sessions, workshops, chapter exhibits,
Golfing, the Black Heritage Tour, social events (that included a
Jazz Concert featuring Jazz Violinist Michael Ward, a Nautical
Gala, the White Rose Banquet and the Friendship Celebration
Concert featuring the Original Manhattans and Original Drifters)
Shopping and much, much more. Participants in the biennial
meeting came from the states of Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
Mississippi, North Carolina. South Carolina and the Bahamas.
National President Dr. Gwendolyn B. Lee swore in six of
the 13 national health experts that make up The Links'
Commission on Childhood Obesity Prevention. The panel was
convened to address this public health epidemic that threat-
ens the health and well-being of the nation's children.
Commissioners sworn in were: Drs. Brook Belay, Tricia Fow ler-
Lee. Rodney Lyn, Toni Moody, Aaron Shirley and Joseph
The Southern Area delegates at the 40th Area Meeting re-
elected the presiding Area Director Mary F. Currie (Atlanta,
Chapter), Atlanta, GA; Area Vice Director Eneid A. Francis
(Pontchartrain Chapter) New Orleans, LA.; Area Secretary
Tamera Young Lee (Tuskegee Chapter) and Chair of the
Nominating Committee-Thelma Mumford-Glover (Magnolia
Chapter) Atlanta, GA. Katherine E. Wilson (Bold City Chapter)
Jacksonville. FL was elected Area Treasurer: Carlenia Graham
Iory (Charlotte, NC) was elected Area Representative to The
Links Foundation; and Brenda S. Edge (Wilson-Rocky Mount-
Tarboro. NC). hMchelle Yvette Gandy (Azalea. GA); Ophelia NM.
Nicholson (Shreveport, LA);and Nancy Stroud (Charlotte (NC)
were elected to the Nominating Committee.
Twenty local chapters of the Southern Area were the recipi-
ents of the illustrious and sought-after "Programming Awards",
with Charlotte. NC, Selma. AL and Magnolia. GA receiving mul-
tiple aw ards.
National Trends & Senrices winners were: 1st Place-
Charlotte, (NC) Chapter: 2nd Place-Birmingham. (AL); and 3rd
Place- Selma, (AL). The Arts winners \were: 1st Place-Brunswick.
GA; 2nd Place-North Broward, (FL); and 3rd Place-Tuskegee.
(AL). International Trends & Senrices winners were: 1st Place-
Jackson. (IS); 2nd Place-Greater Miami (FL): and 3rd Place-
Pontchartrain. (LA). Services-to-1Yoth winners were- 1st Place-
Tampa. (FL); 2nd Place-Greensboro. (NC); and 3rd Place-
Magnolia. (GA). Services-to-bauth Mentoring- 1st Place-Azalea
City, (GA); 2nd Place-Crown Jewels. (NC); and 3rd Place-
Charlotte. (NC). L.hnbrella Programming winners were: 1st Place-
Atlanta. (GA); 2nd Place-Baton Rouge. (LA); and Columbus.
Exhibit winners 'were: 1st Place-St. Petersburg, (FL): 2nd
Place- Selma. (AL); and both the Magnolia. (GA) and Ft.
Lauderdale, (FL) Chapters tied for 3rd Place.
The Southern Area of The Links, Incorporated honored sever-
al Jacksonville community leaders at the Civic Luncheon.
National President Dr. Gwendolyn B. Lee was the keynote
speaker at the luncheon which recognized awardees' significant
contributions to health care, the arts and services to youth.
Honored at the Civic Luncheon were: Blue Cross-Blue Shield of
Florida represented by Cyrus Jollivette, Dr. William Cody,
Carol Alexander. Dr. Thomas Chiu and Florida State Senator
Anthony 'Tony' Hill.
Connecting Link Rod Sanford was the featured author
of Literary Links. designed to highlight and promote the works of
Links and their family members. The Southern Area Conference
was the latest stop on Sanford's promotional tour for his new
book. "Dying Hard in the Big Easy." a mystery set in mod-
ern day New Orleans. Sanford is the husband of Link Stephanie
Dubriel of the Altamonte Springs (FL) Chapter.
At the closing White Rose Banquet immediate past National
President Gladss Gary Vaughn brought Greetings, past National
President Patricia Russell-McCloud delivered the Message of
Friendship and Dr. Gwendolyn B. Lee installed the new ly elected
The Links, Incorporated. founded in 1946. is one of the old-
est and largest volunteer service organizations of women commit-
ted to sustaining the culture and economic survival of African
Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The Links, Inc.
has a membership of over 12.000 professional women of color
serving in 270 chapters in 42 states, the District of Columbia and
Nassau in the Bahamas. The Link's Foundation, Incorporated.
through its philanthropic arm, has contributed more than $22 mil-
lion dollars to charitable causes since its founding. In 2006 to
2008, members contributed more than 1.1 million documented
hours of volunteer service in communities throughout the United
States and Africa. The Links Foundation, Inc. recently named its
third $1 million dollar grantee the National Civil Rights
Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. Other million-dollar grantees
include the United Negro College Fund and the NAACP Legal
Defense Fund. Grants of $1,176,000 were made and/or commit-
ted during the 60th Anniversary Assembly held in Philadelphia,
PA in 2006.
For more information about the Links, Incorporated please
visit the website www.linksinc.org. To learn more about the
Southern Area of The Links, Incorporated, visit www.salinks.org.
National President, Links Inc. Dr. Jacksonville Links members-Mrs.
Gwendolyn B. Lee and Jacksonville Margaret Thompson Johnson-Past
Li Pede Dr. Geraldine Southern Area Dirctor, Mses. Candance Kap lpha Psimebers FrankEn
Wiliams Smith. Thompson and Gwendolyn Leapheart Dr. William Cody and Tommy Chani
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Jacksonville Links Alumna Member JuchAonville LinAk -Ilnmna members
Gwendolyn Leapheart with Southern Mesdames Thelma Lewis, Lydia Dwight
Area Director Mary E Currie Wooden and Elizabeth Thompson Downing.
and National President Dr.
Gwendolyn B. Lee.
Mitchell Lane, a visiting Link member, Mrs. arar Middlebroos Shuman,
Delores Middlebroos Mitchell and JosephineFiveash Porter and Jacksonville Links members Ms.
Connecting LinkDr. R. L. Mitchell. Dr. rancina Dun
Mitchell gave dynamic and resoundingDunbar. Karen Smith (Links Legacy) and
greetings at the Opening Plenary Session. Dr. Geraldine Williams mith,
chapter President with Mrs. Jean
Ailknv Rnld Cit, Linksn mpmbpr.
Jacksonville Links members Jacksonville Links mnembersm esdames
Mesdames Marguerite Baker Stephanie Scott. Dr. Geraldine l illiams
Warren Monique McCarthy and Smit, Mar-Esther Fussell Norman, and
Anest Schell McCarthv with ormer Patrician Bivins.
IJacksonville resident Dr. Miriam
Burner Stamps, Tampa Links.
l Bold City Links member Mrs. Pam Prier
and Jacksonville Links Vice President
Jacksonville Links Vice President Ms. Mrs. Marietta LeBlanc.
Marietta LeBlanc with members of the
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MAY 23, LV2Y .I.-....A
Danielle Bisuttie Makes It Seriously Funny!
By Rych McCain/
al.net, Photos by Travis
Tanner and Ronnie
Fans of the popular
top rated Nickelodeon
TV show "True Jackson
VP" have come to be
very familiar with the
Amanda Cantwell. She
is True Jackson's
(played by KeKe
Palmer) nemesis on the
show. Amanda is played
When asked to
describe the psychologi-
cal profile of her charac-
ter in terms of is the
funny lady mean or is
the mean lady funny?
Bisuttie explains, "Mean
is a relative word. I think
what drives Amanda is
this overwhelming sense
of wanting to be appreci-
ated and recognized.
She's worked very hard.
Some people live life
like opportunities are
going to come to them
easily and other people
live life like I've got to
work hard, I've got to
climb the latter, I've got
to push, push, push to
make this work. And
that's how Amandai;
approaches life from my
perspective. So when
she gets impatient, snip-
py or clipped; it's not
because 'let's see how
mean I can be to these
people to get a good
laugh,' it's just 'I don't
have time for this!"
Bisuttie was born in
Los Angeles and reared
in Simi Valley just out-
side of Los Angeles in
Ventura, County. She
began playing piano by
age five and knew then
that music and acting
was her calling. She
even declared so in
kindergarten to her close
circle of childhood
friends. Bisuttie recalls,
"A lot of people say that
(naming their calling
young). It always made
sense to me every since I
was a little kid. Music,
singing, dancing, acting,
putting on plays for the
doing the drama at the
little Christian school I
went to; I'm a renais-
sance person in the since
that I love experiencing
life. I did sports, I was in
leadership, I was into
drama, I was writing, so
it just made sense to me.
Now math didn't make
sense. That was some-
thing I had to work at
really hard at but cre-
ative things just came
Bisuttie attended a
strict Christian school
which she credits to giv-
ing her a solid, moral
foundation. At twelve,
she founded and led a
band called "The Boy
Crazies" which she says
was a safe outlet in deal-
ing with the discovery of
boys at that age.
Bisuttie will get busy
writing and producing
music for her new CD
when TJVP goes on hia-
tus after taping their last
episode this week. She
describes her music as
piano driven songs
although she actually
does play acoustic guitar
as well. Danielle Bisuttie
By Rych McCain
Atlanta Rapper DOLLA
whose real name is Roderick
Burton II was shot in the
head and killed on Monday
afternoon, May 18 around
3:30 p.m. as he waited in the
valet parking area at the
upscale Beverly Center
Shopping Mall in Los
Angeles. As reported in the
LosAngeles Times according
to Burton's publicist Sue
Vannasing; Burton had been
involved in an altercation
with some passengers on a
flight from Atlanta to Los
Angeles. Burton left the air-
port and went straight to the
mall to shop and apparently
the conflicting party fol-
lowed. According to the LA
Times, the alleged shooter
was Aubrey Louis Berry, 23
of Georgia. He was arrested
at LAX with a gun on his pos-
session trying to board a
plane. Black youth need to
wake up and realize that your
racism induced "self-hate" is
wiping us all out! That is the
goal for the other side.
The "Uplifting Minds II"
will be held on Sunday, June
21, 2009 at the Los Angeles
Convention Center West Hall
from 1-7 p.m. The confer-
ence's national talent in
vocal, songwriting and dance
will be hosted by KDAY93.5
FM The Beat The judges are
Damian and Edna Bruce of
ESPPR and red carpet queen
Eugenia Wright of ISA PR.
Valuable prizes and services
will be awarded and informa-
tive seminars will take place.
For more info on the confer-
ence call toll free 866-938-
5220 or go to www.wbdirec-
tory.com. Singer Al B. Sure
has dropped his 1st CD in
15yrs on Hidden Beach
Recordings titled "Honey
I'm Home" Bluesman John
Lee Hooker, Jr's video
"Blues Ain't Nothin' But A
Pimp" from his "All Odds
Against Me" CD was select-
ed as an official honoree for
The Best Use Of Special
FX/Motion Graphics catego-
ry by The 13th Annual
Webby Awards. Hooker, Jr.
was also nominated by Jus'
Blues Music Foundation in
the Traditional Blues Artist-
The dance group who
won America's Best Dance
Crew known as "Quest
Crew" is the featured per-
former on the current NBA
Nation Hits The Road tour.
Basketball enthusiasts of all
ages will enjoy this attraction
when it comes to a major city
Angeles & Demons;
Columbia Pictures and
present a Brian Grazer/John
Calley Production. Starring
Tom Hanks, Ewan
McGregor, Ayelet Zurer,
Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Armin
Mueller-StahL Directed by
Ron Howard. Screenplay by
David Koepp and Akiva
Goldsman. Produced by
Brian Grazer, Ron Howard
and John Calley. Based on
the novel by Dan Brown.
Tom Hanks reprises his role
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and the other person who tried to save his
friend lived but Ahmad did not. His body
was recovered about noon on Monday, about
30 feet from where he entered the waters.
His wife, Lashawna Williams and mother,
Charletta Banks, said he is at McKinney-
Watkins Funeral Home in Jacksonville. His
graveside service will be held on Saturday,
May 23 at 12:30 p.m. in Restlawn Memorial
Park with Rev. Erich Jackson, officiating.
His family and friends said they are proud of There is nothing
him. To them, he died as a hero. great autobiograt
is certainly no ex
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group. They all have rap sheets for petty she is just a prec
crimes and it is believed they got together but in the end, h
while in prison. Still Standing. A
It is said that Cromitie told the FBI inform- biography delive
ant that he wanted to return to Afghanistan ciples, and a hop
and wanted to do something to America. is a family pract
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son for them, they were allowed to go as far a gift for a book
as possible without hurting anyone, to vali-
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card companies, including banks. The new restrictions would
protect the consumer from many of the surprise charges that
are now common in the industry such as over-the-limit fees
and a charge to pay the bill by telephone. Some of the changes
include a requirement that cardholders get 45-days notice
before their rates are increased. This will not become effective
until July 2010. The change will also require credit card com-
panies and banks to require those under 21 to prove they can
pay the debt themselves, rather than depend upon their parents
or guardians or prove that such is willing to pay if they fail.
The President also joined a federal judge Wednesday to end
a racial disparity by equalizing prison sentences for dealing
and using crack versus powdered cocaine.
The goal is to eliminate the disparity between the two forms
of cocaine since it takes 100 times more powdered cocaine
than crack cocaine to trigger the same harsh mandatory mini-
mum sentences. More than 81 percent of those convicted for
crack offenses in 2007 were African-American, although only
about 25 percent of crack cocaine users are African American.
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both born light-skinned but as they got older, one got darker
while the other got lighter. In the past few years, at least three
mixed race couples have twins who were also black and white.
A human genetics specialist said that a black parent may have
white ancestors and vice versa. The roll of the DNA die may
cause the baby of biracial parents to inherit only the genetic cod-
ing for one color.
Sanctified and Still Standing
Author: Dr T Danielle Russell
I enjoy better than reading a great book, but taking in a
phy is just as rewarding. "Sanctified and Still Standing"
ception. This very vivid story of her life is told by Dr. T.
in such a way that only she could do. As the story begins,
cocious little girl faced with many womanly challenges,
er journey doesn't leave her scarred, but Sanctified and
book that promises to not disappoint the reader, this auto-
rs a blend of childhood memories, reflective Godly prin-
ieful outcome. Dr. Russell grew up in Callahan, Florida,
ice physician, presently serving in the U. S. Airforce at
Alabama. Makes a great topic of a book club meeting or
for the Performing
Arts. in the Jacoby
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The time-honored tradition of the
Area biennial conferences of Links,
Incorporated allows members to attend
to our business matters and rekindle
friendships. It also requires the unifica-
tion of components from several sources
including chapter members, families,
communities and all friends. .
The conference brought exciting
accomplishments including the $1.6 mil-
lion partnership between the Bold City
Links and the City of Jacksonville for a Ii'
new urban walking trail; the inaugural
meeting of our proposed Southern Area
Commission on Childhood Obesity Childhi
Prevention; and the election of officers Nation
for the 2009-2011 fiscal year. Mrs. M
Other highlights of the conference
included a keynote speech by the Links,
Incorporated's National President
Gwendolyn B. Lee, Ph.D. at the Civic
Luncheon where the Links,
Incorporated's Southern Area members
recognizing distinguished civic leaders
"On behalf of the Southern Area of
The Links, Incorporated, I am pleased to
genuinely thank each of our conference
supporters for your valued contributions
and assistance. The success of this gath- Com
ering would not be possible without s of
you," said Link Currie. May we con- Links'
tinue to move the Southern Area forward panel
in Linking Our Actions Today With Our that th
Dres for T children
Dreams for Tomorrow!"
ooa obesity Prevention commission witn LinKs, incorporarea s
al President Dr. Gwendolyn B. Lee and Southern Area Director
fary E Currie.
missionon Childhood Desity ~wor
National President Dr. Gwendolyn B. Lee swore in
the 13 national health experts that make up The
Commission on Childhood Obesity Prevention. The
vas convened to address this public health epidemic
reatens the health and well-being of the nation's
n. Commissioners sworn in were (l-r): Drs. Brook
Belay, Tricia Fowler-Lee, Rodney Lyn, Toni
I Moody, Aaron Shirley and Joseph Webster.
Links, Incorporated's Southern Are Director Mrs. Mary E
Currie and Vice-Area Director Mrs. EneidA. Francis walk the
Urban Walking Trail.
Southern Area Director, Links, Incorporated Mrs. Mary E Currie with
students from the Wayman ChapelAcademy and other participants.
Opening Night Concert featured performer Michael
Ward with (L-R) National President Gwendolyn B. Lee.
Ph.D.; Bold City (FL) Chapter President Ruth I waters;
Savannah (GA) Chapter member Beverly Fenderson and
Vice Conference Chair Josephine Fiveash. Ward is an Awardees recognized for their significant contributions to
internationally renowned jazz violinist who has per- health care, the arts and services to youth. Pictured (l-r):
formed with many of the world's top entertainers such as event chair LeVon Burnett, Cyrus Jollivette, Dr. Gwendolyn
Lionel Hampton and Najee. He has received numerous B. Lee, Mary Currie, Dr. William Cody, CarolAlexander, Dr.
awards for his work Thomas Chiu and Valarie Chrispin.
Rod S a fo r d, Fe a tu red A uth o r-The Southern
Area of The Links, Incorporated 'honored several
Jacksonville community leaders at the Civic Luncheon.
National President Dr. Gwendolyn B. Lee was the keynote
speaker at the luncheon which recognized awardees' signif-
icant contributions to health care, the arts and services to
youth. Pictured (l-r): event chair LeVon Burnett, Cyrus
Jollivette, Dr. Gwendolyn B. Lee, Mary Currie, Dr. William
Cody, Carol Alexander, Dr. Thomas Chiu and Valarie
Vivian Hope, President Brunswick Georgia Chapter 1st
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fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
I broke up with my boyfriend for another guy and now I realize this
was a mistake. I had a good man and I should've listened to my
family and friends as they told me I should've stayed with him. I
was seeking thrills and excitement. This caused me to be abused,
cheated on and we broke up anyway. I want to get my boyfriend
back and I'm not sure what to do. I've apologized but nothing
seems to work.
Heartbroken and Torn San Diego, CA
The story never changes when one thinks the grass is greener on the other side. However,
in your case, you had a crew telling you what to do but you chose not to listen. It serves
you right and your ex-boyfriend shouldn't have anything else to do with you. Your apolo-
gy is nice but look at it from his side as you expect him to return after being with another
man. Get over it, learn from your mistakes and if he comes back, fine and if not, keep it
I'm in a relationship with a man I don't trust. I can't place my finger on what makes me
feel this way, but I feel it in my gut. I have been observing his behavior when he's on cer-
tain phone calls as well as looking at him eyeball other women in my presence. This makes
me feel very insecure because he seems insensitive. He doesn't compliment me, but
remarks on other women's appearance. Am I making too much out of this or is man really
not for me?
Janine Buffalo, NY
You're doomed if you don't have trust because this is an essential element for a healthy
relationship. If this is your boyfriend and he disrespects you in your face then obviously
he's not the man for you. However, he may need some training and you should tell him
about his behavior and how it makes you feel. If he's totally unaware of his actions then
you have a shot. If he is aware, then you're right, he's not the man for you and you should
cast your net and seek the other fish in the sea.
I met a guy that I thought was really interested in me. I helped him get employment at my
company, helped with his bills and paid child support for him. As soon as things started
looking up for him, our relationship changed. Things hit the fan when he got a promotion
and moved into another department. He is now telling me that he's focused on improving
his life instead of dating me. I heard that he's dating someone else in the company. What
do I do?
Crying and Miserable On-Line Reader
You set yourself up by confusing help with being used and also giving up your money. You
never should mix business with pleasure because it's a guaranteed recipe for pain. He used
you to get ahead and you can see early on that he's leaving you behind. If you heard that
he's dating someone on the job, it's probably true. You can't do anything other than move
on, be glad that you got oIt early and pray for the new lady who will be his next sucker.
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S Announcements,. meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT -Every year Work Source partners with
local businesses to provide Summer employment for the youth in Jacksonville.
This year with the Economic Stimulus money, we have hundreds of jobs that are
available. The age range is between14-24 years of age. The website is
LUCIUS GANTT'S: DEAD MAN WRITING -God is good. The devil can't
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,
Books-A-Million, Target, Amazon.com, eBay.com, AuthorHouse.com, my site
allworldconsultants.net or wherever fine books are sold. Thanks in advance for
CITY KICKS OFF 2009 POOL SEASON AND SUMMER AQUATICS
PROGRAMS -JaxParks swim lessons available for all ages -The City of
Jacksonville Recreation and Community Services Department -JaxParks-- pub-
lic swimming pools will open for the summer season beginning Saturday, May
23. In addition, a number of aquatics programs, including swim lessons, will be
offered for residents' safety and enjoyment. City Pool Schedules: City pools will
be open on the weekends only beginning Saturday, May 23. All pools will open
seven days a week beginning Saturday, June 6 through Friday, Aug. 14.
Swimming pools associated with schools will be open weekends only, Aug. 17 -
21, to accommodate school swim practice. All other pools will be open the full
week of Aug. 17 -21. Pools will be open on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day;
Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day; and Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day.
Holiday hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Call the pool location, (904) 630-CITY or visit
www.jaxparks.com for specific hours of operation.'
THE. CHICK-FIL-A RESTAURANT AT OAKLEAF TOWN CENTER
located at 9630 Applecross Rd., will host a Memorial Day Weekend Festival on
Saturday, May 23 from 3-5 p.m. featuring the United States Coast Guard
Auxiliary Honor Guard. The Coast Guard Honor Guard will be on-site to perform
three ceremonies for customers, including the presentation of colors, a formal
flag-raising and the Missing Man Table. The Missing Man Table, a ceremony that
honors military personnel who have been lost in service to their country, will
begin at 4 p.m. A musician will play patriotic tunes on a bagpipe and trumpet,
including Taps. The Coast Guard Honor Guard will give away whistles and col-
oring pages to children. In addition, customers can enjoy complimentary pony
rides, two bounce houses, the Chick-fil-A Chicken Chance game and the Chick-
fil-A Cow Toss game. The Chick-fil-A "Eat Mor ChikinR" Cow will also be on-
hand to meet customers and take photographs. "We are excited to bring the com-
munity together to start the summer off right with a fun observance of the true
meaning of Memorial Day," said Joe Mayo, franchise Operator of the restaurant.
"We look forward to honoring our dedicated servicemen and women with a fam-
ily-friendly experience and performances from the United States Coast Guard."
The Coast Guard Honor Guard will also be collecting old flags to dispose of in
the proper way. Community members needing to dispose of old flags are encour-
aged to bring them tthehe event.
FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH -Women are invited to "A Women's Health and
Beauty Pamper Day," featuring vendors in massage therapy, skin, nail care, and
cosmetics, along with designer candles, fashions, and jewelry. The women of
First A.M.E. Church are also providing health screening and a cafe for enjoying
lunch. All this will take place Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church
91 Old Kings Road North in Palm Coast. First A.M.E. Church, the pastoral min-
istry of the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, can be reached at (386) 446-5759.
WHO IS THE GREATEST?
I hate to say it but LeBron James is better than
Michael Jordan and I don't care how many champi-
onship teams Michael played on.
o doubt, Michae Jordan was an awesome offen-
sive and defensive player but it seems that LeBron
matches Michael's scoring ability and overwhelms him
in other areas.
LeBron James is a triple-double machine. He can score 40 points, get fifteen
rebounds and dish out twelve assists while blocking four shots and making three
As great as MJ was, he couldn't go to sleep and dream about being a great
rebounder and assist man.
For most of his career, Michael Jordan had an all star supporting cast. The
Chicago Bulls also featured Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Horace Grant, Jim
Paxson and others.
No disrespect but LeBron's team has good players but not too many hall of
famers and all stars.
The MJ lovers will hate me I know but I'm old enough to have seen Wilt
Chamberlin, Bill Russel, Larrt Bird, Magic Johnson, Doctor J, Jabbar and others.
They passed the best player baton to Jordan now is time for LeBron or possibly
Kobe Bryant or Dwayne Wade to take over.
I just think LeBron is too big, too fast and can jump too high! A big man is
too slow to guard him and a shorter player can't leap nearly as high as LeBron
There is one thing, however, that Michael Jordan had that James doesn't have
yet. Michael had "Jordan Rules." MJ could get referee calls that other players
Perhaps Michael Jordan can un-retire again and the two can go face-to-face
in a playoff series, but I think talk about the best players in any sport regarding
any era is a never ending debate.
I know people right now that can't decide if Joe Louis and Jack Johnson were
better fighters than Muhammed Ali! (Purchase Gantt's book, "Beast Too: Dead
Man Writing" and contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)
The History and Origin of
IMemorial Day in Waterloo, New York
The story of Memorial Day begins in the summer
of 1865, when a prominent local druggist. Henry C.
Welles, mentioned to some of his friends at a social
gathering that while praising the living veterans of the
Civil War it would be well to remember the patriotic
dead by placing flowers on their graves. Nothing
resulted from this suggestion until he advanced the
idea again the following spring to General John B. Murray. Murray, a civil war hero and
intensely patriotic, supported the idea wholeheartedly and marshalled veterans' support.
Plans were developed for a more complete celebration by a local citizens' committee
headed by Welles and Murray.
On May 5, 1866. the Village was decorated with flags at half mast, draped with ever-
greens and mourning black. Veterans, civic societies and residents, led by General
Murray, marched to the strains of martial music to the three village cemeteries. There
impressive ceremonies were held and soldiers' graves decorated. One year later, on May
5, 1867. the ceremonies were repeated. In 1868. Waterloo joined with other communi-
ties in holding their observance on May 30th, in accordance with General Logan's
orders. It has been held annually ever since.
Waterloo held the first formal, village wide, annual observance of a day dedicated to
honoring the war dead. On March 7, 1966, the State of New York recognized Waterloo
by a proclamation signed by Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. This was followed by
recognition from Congress of the United States when the House of Representatives and
the Senate unanimously passed House Concurrent Resolution 587 on May 17th and
May 19th, 1966 respectively. This reads in part as follows: "Resolved that the Congress
of the United States, in recognition of the patriotic tradition set in motion one hundred
years ago in the Village of Waterloo, NY, does hereby officially recognize Waterloo,
New York as the birthplace of Memorial Day..."
On May 26, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson, signed a Presidential
Proclamation recognizing Waterloo as the Birthplace of Memorial Day
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March 21st thru April 19th
Monday is a good day to do as little as pos-
sible -- put offdecisions, conserve your ener-
gy. Then, Tuesday, get ready to burn those
stored-up carbs. Action, enthusiasm, maybe
even sports are all in the stars. Wednesday is
a physical day, too -- objects in motion and
all that. Thursday, a speed bump returns you
to a more casual pace, and Friday is down-
right slow. But Saturday and Sunday, com-
munication is key, and the faster you're able
to get across what you're trying to convey,
the more successful you'll be. Some amount
of flirtation may be involved.
April 20th thru May 20th
One way to figure out what to do at the
start of the week is to consider what
someone you admire might do in your
same shoes. Or, better yet, find someone
you admire and just ask them. The advice
you get will be good, but you may not
necessarily be ready to implement it.
Wednesday you're torn between sprinting
ahead and taking the slow route -- a some-
what disorienting state to be in. Then,
Thursday, you find someone else who
totally relates. On Friday, sex appeal, lux-
ury and enjoyment are big themes. No
wonder the weekend finds you shopping.
SMay 21st thru June 21st
You're at once focused on the future and
utterly unable to concentrate on Monday.
How weird! There may just be too many fac-
tors on the table. A clarifying conversation
on Tuesday or Wednesday sets you on much
better footing. That said, there are obstacles
in store for you this week. Don't avoid them.
Embrace them. Let life be a game. The
obstacle on Thursday may be a business mat-
ter, and the obstacle on Friday may take the
form of a nosy neighbor. This weekend, the
people in your life are, blissfully, nothing but
wonderful, and there's a lot going on, includ-
ing movement on the romance front.
June 22nd thru July 22nd
You have good energy on Monday, but not a
tremendous amount of focus. Ideal tasks
include driving around listening to music,
taking long walks or trying to identify'
household objects in the shapes of clouds.
Save the real tasks for Tuesday and
Wednesday: Your focus may still be a bit off,
but your mind will be quick. Thursday and
Friday are perfect for dinner parties and
phone calls -- situations for you to demon-
strate your dazzling conversational skills --
and this weekend sees you taking a walk on
the wild side.
Sept 23rd thru Oct
What with all the rubber balls flying through
the air on Monday, you'd best keep your head
down. You have work to do, anyway. You
can join in on the excitement -- the party, the
dodge ball game, whatever it is -- on
Tuesday. Wednesday is almost exclusively
about you and you-know-who (either a
romantic partner or a work partner) but
Thursday is about your extended group of
friends. On Friday, the gains you'll make
materially will pale in comparison to the
gains you'll make socially. The weekend
finds you and your comrades talking almost
O I Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
On Monday, you have an excuse to show off
the secret passageway between your library
and your vault. It's a very James Bond sort
of day. Fantasy, mystery and hidden talents
are in the stars. Tuesday and Wednesday are
considerably more practical -- your health is
on your mind, as is work, as is being of.serv-
ice to a friend in need -- but Thursday and
Friday put you in yet another Bond-like sit-
uation requiring diplomatic prowess, bold-
ness and ingenuity. This weekend, buoyed
by your success, you may feel up for taking
a risk. Don't. Even secret agents sometimes
must be modest.
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
The day-to-day has become utterly uninter-
esting to you. On Monday, it's time to
expand your horizons. Consider your future
in the context of the past -- look how far
you've come -- and make a plan. Set a goal
or two. Tuesday and Wednesday, your life,
looked at in a new light, is a game you sud-
denly enjoy playing. It's as if you're a kid
again. And on Thursday and Friday there is
so much going on you have no chance of
being bored. Saturday and Sunday, your
most pressing responsibility will be to catch
up on sleep.
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
You can get what you want on Monday if
you ask for it the right way. Put your request
in an email, where you can word it just so.
You will be surprised how well this works.
Tuesday and Wednesday, safety and security
are all you want in the world, so it's natural
you may turn toward members of your fam-
ily. By Thursday, your worries will evapo-
rate. Creativity and pleasure will reign. A
camping trip wouldn't be a bad idea on
Friday, and it might set the stage for a surge
of inner clarity over the weekend. On
Sunday, you have no use for small talk. Cut
to the chase.
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
. A small problem might seem like a big
problem to you on Monday. Don't fly off the
handle, if you can help it. Tuesday and
Wednesday, the problems that present them-
selves are eminently surmountable -- you
will enjoy fixing whatever it is that's busted.
You could be given a bucket of tar and you'd
make a beautiful paved pathway. Your opti-
mism is attractive. Don't be surprised if you
find yourself thronged by admirers on
Thursday and Friday. This weekend, you feel
more sensitive than usual, but you also feel
inspired toward new action.
'a Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
A 'hiccup in your cash flow on Monday
brings about a total reconsideration of what's
important to you. Nothing is as strong an
indication of what's important to you as
what you spend your money on. Tuesday
and Wednesday, a pattern in your life you've
never noticed before suddenly becomes con-
spicuous. You regard it with curiosity more
than anything. Thursday and Friday offer
more opportunities for learning -- an excit-
ing discovery is in your midst -- but
Saturday and Sunday are too consumed by
the fires of white-hot romance to be strictly
educational. Lucky you.
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd Feb 19th thru March 20th
Everyone is different. That's a beautiful Just because you start a new project doesn't
thing. On Monday, you might forget that
thing On Monday, you might forget that mean you have to see it through. Don't be so
there's beauty in variety and become frus-
trated. Resist the urge to be critical. Not concerned about the end product on Monday.
everyone will do things the way you do Just dive in. You'll figure out where you're
them. Again, that's how it should be. going later -- and, again, you can always
Midweek, you're downright combative,
although the issue is more a scarcity of switch gears. Tuesday and Wednesday, you'll
resources than anything. You won't quite be at a loss on the where-am-I-heading front
click with anyone until Thursday or Friday, -- bewilderment, fog and camouflage all fig-
when compatibility figures strongly. You and
someone you adore will take a mini adven- ure strongly -- but on Thursday or Friday a
ture together. Even if you don't get to see this sweet note from someone you love brings
person this weekend, keep up the lines of youback to solid ground. This weekend, fill
the bath with bubbles and turn off the phone.
A 1,000-Pound Gift for Dad
Making memories on Father's Day is what Brian Gallagher, a finance student from
Georgetown University in California, had in mind when he adopted a manatee for his dad
last year. Although Brian didn't show up on his dad's doorstep in Napa Valley with a one-
ton marine mammal, he did give him an adoption package which included a color photo
of a real manatee, an adoption certificate, biography, and handbook from Save the Manatee
Club. The mission of the Florida-based, national nonprofit organization, co-founded in
1981 by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, is to protect endangered manatees and their
aquatic habitat for future generations.
"Adopting a manatee was the perfect solution for a Father's Day gift because it's simple,
thoughtful, and unique," said Brian. "My dad thought it was great. He's always been
interested in oceanography, and he taught his family to care about animals."
There are 32 real, living manatees with known histories to choose from in the Club's three
Florida adoption programs at Blue Spring State Park near Orange City, Homosassa Springs
Wildlife State Park in Homosassa, and in the Tampa Bay area.
Brian chose Merlin from the Club's adoption program for his dad because he thought the
name was clever and he liked the description of Merlin's curious personality and love of
Gift adoptions cost $25 and also include four printed newsletters and six e-newsletters
throughout the year. Shipping is free within the United States. This Father's Day, each
new member who joins the Adopt-A-Manatee program online for a $35 tax-deductible
donation, will also receive the Club's official T-shirt with a full color underwater design
by renowned Florida artist, Nancy Blauers.
Manatees are Florida's official state marine mammal and they're listed as endangered at
the state, federal, and international levels. The population is estimated to be about 3,800
concentrated year-round in Florida.
"Manatees continue to face grave threats," explained Patrick Rose, aquatic biologist and
Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club. "Manatee injuries and deaths from boat hits
remain high, and there's a critical concern for the potential loss of winter warm-water sites,
such as natural springs and power plant outfalls. Plus, the loss of aquatic habitat to coastal
development remains an on-going threat. We must continue to work together for the long-
term conservation of manatees and their habitat."
Funds raised from the Club's adoption programs go toward numerous manatee conserva-
tion and education programs.
"Nature is too beautiful a gift not to be appreciated and protected," said Brian.
For more information about manatees and to adopt one for Father's Day contact Save the Manatee Club at
500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646), or visit their web site at
www.savethemanatee.org, where you can also sign up for the Club's free E-Newsletter.
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Furious Girlfriend Attacks
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Officer responded to Ernest St in ref-
erence to a domestic disturbance.
Upon arrival, Officer made contact
with the victim, Richard, and sus-
pect, Judy. Investigation revealed
the following: The victim and sus-
pect have been boyfriend/girlfriend
for the past three years. They have
resided together for the past three
years until the last couple days
when the victim has been staying
with family members. They have no
children in common.
The suspect called the victim and
asked him to take her to the
Laundromat to get her clothes
washed. When they were done they
came home to Ernest St. The victim
went to the kitchen to cook some
food while the suspect started
watching TV. A few minutes later the
suspect threw the TV remote against
the wall. The victim came to the hall
way to see what happened and that
is when the victim threw a pink piggy
bank at the victim.
The victim was able to get out of the
way before he was hit. The suspect
then picked up a lamp and came
after the suspect. The suspect tried
to strike the victim, but the victim
grabbed the lamp away from the
suspect. The victim then went out-
side to leave and the suspect fol-
lowed him. The victim got in his car
and the suspect jumped in the back
seat. The suspect started pulling at
the back of victim's shirt. The victim
got out of the car and the suspect
kicked the back window out. The vic-
tim then got out of the car and the
suspect got out and kicked the front
passenger side window out. The
suspect then picked up a tire jack
and started striking the victim's car.
The victim tried to stop the suspect
and the suspect started to bite the
victim on the right forearm.
The victim got the suspect to stop
and then he called the sheriffs
office. The suspect then went inside
and started to throw glasses at him
on the street.
Two Officers observed the broken
TV remote and piggy bank inside the
house. Officer observed blood on
the victim's right forearm and a
puncture mark from where he was
bitten. Broken glass was observed
on the ground from the vehicle's win-
dows being shattered out. Marks
were on the vehicle from where it
was struck with a tire jack and large
amounts of broken glass on the
ground from where the suspect
threw glass at the victim.
The suspect was taken into custody
and arrested. Post Miranda the sus-
pect advised she did not strike the
victim, but did say she kicked out the
The victim refused to complete a
written statement. An Evidence
Technician was requested and.
The victim was told of a safe place.
The suspect was transported to
Shands Hospital due to small lacer-
ations on her legs from kicking out
the victim's windows. The suspect
was absentee booked. Case cleared
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By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
The Jaguars began their OTA ioreanized team activities) this
"I thought summer w\as here for good: apparently not," coach
Jack Del Rio said follow ini a rwo-hour workout that was attend-
ed by all but a fe\\ pla~ ers.
Nlonda% \\as the first of 12 spring practices.
I "The energy the guys here w working hard is what we need,"
Del Rio said. "'Without people being here and buying in, you ha' e
Only three players missed Monday's practice. They were first-round draft choice
Eugene Monroe, defensive tackle Nader Abdallah and veteran defensive tackle
Jacksonville is trying to improve on last years 5-11 season.
PLAYER MOVES -The Jacksonville Jaguars made two roster moves last week.
waiving third-year defensive back Chad Nkang and rookie running back Mike
McLendon. Nkang was drafted in the seventh round of the 2007 draft by the Jaguars
and played in 23 games over two seasons, totaling 37 tackles on special teams.
McLendon was signed as a rookie free agent following this year's draft after playing
at North Alabama.
NFLPA LEADER IN TOWN Newly-named NFL Players Association
Executive Director DeMaurice Smith talked to Jaguars players on Tuesday. During a
meeting with reporters prior to speaking to Jaguars players, Smith reiterated his
request that NFL owners explain why they are opting out of the current Collective
"The owners opted out of the deal. The players did not," Smith said. "Why is it
unreasonable to ask to be shown why the deal doesn't work for you?"
TICKET PUSH CONTINUES Season ticket prices start at $390 for all 10
home games, and include match-ups against the Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins,
Tennessee Titans and NFC Champion Arizona Cardinals. Season tickets can be pur-
chased in full during the event, or fans can take advantage of the five-month payment
option. The Jaguars have also re-introduced the Half-Pack ticket package at the
Select-A-Seat event. There are two Half-Packs available; each is made up of five
home games from the 2009 schedule. The "Teal-Pack" includes games against
Indianapolis, Tampa, Arizona, St. Louis and Buffalo. The "Black-Pack" includes
games against Miami, Washington, Tennessee, Kansas City, and Houston. Half-
Packs start at $200 and can be purchased in two monthly installments. For more
information, visit www.jaguars.com or call (904) 633-2000 (option 2).
AFI-Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS
Documentary Festival announced one of this year's
special programs during the eight-day event held just
outside Washington, DC. Muhammad Ali, one of the
most iconic figures of the 20th century will be making
an exclusive appearance at SILVERDOCS to present
Lionsgate/ Spike TV in association with Muhammad
Ali Enterprises' FACING ALI from director Pete
McCormack and producer Derik Murray.
From the moment he captured the gold at the 1960
Summer Olympics, the fighter who first came to
prominence as Cassius Clay electrified the world and
transformed the art of boxing. Articulate, handsome,
charismatic and outspoken, he became an icon of the
burgeoning civil rights movement and a hero to mil-
lions around the globe. A master showman and a bril-
liant strategist, Ali won as much by getting inside his
opponents' heads as by his astounding physical talents.
With exclusive interviews and vintage footage from
the champ's unmatched career, FACING ALI recreates
his most unforgettable rivalries, and recounts his tri-
umphs, tragedies and unstoppable spirit.
Through fascinating and deeply personal conversa-
tions with some of The Greatest's most renowned
opponents, including Ken Norton, Eamie Shavers, Joe
Frazier, George Foreman, Leon Spinks and Larry
Holmes, FACING ALI tells the story of modem prize
fighting. As the boxers each recount their pivotal expe-
riences in the ring with Ali, they also provide touching
snapshots of their own remarkable careers, and unique
insights into a man who remains one of the most
prominent figures in American history.
"Muhammad Ali is a larger than life figure who has
captured the hearts and minds of generations. We are
honored to welcome him to the Festival and to present
this important part of his legacy," said Sky Sitney, SIL-
VERDOCS Artistic Director.
SILVERDOCS will release its Competition films
on May 20, 2009 and its full slate on May 21, 2009.
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Have A Safe & Happy Holiday!
~ Memorial Day ~
The Florida & Georgia Star
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The OTAs are non-contact drills without pads. Jaguars coach JacDel Rio is only holding
12 of them, though the league allows each team to have 14. (Florida Star photo by Nancy
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Thereerere no no-shows Monday at OTA because of contract reasons.Defensive tackle Derek
Landri was excused, top draft pick Eugene Monroe was returning from graduating from
Virginia and rookie defensive tackle NaderAbdallah wasn't allowed to participate because Ohio
State was still holding classes. (Florida Star photo by Nancy Beecher)
SOFTBALL-FAMU Ousts Bethune Cookman for Softball Title
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor, Florida Star photos by Nancy Beecher
W ORIMOND BEACH. Fla. The.
J their first final since 2005 and had.
SIpla\ed well throughout the tournament
bite the Wildcats, allow%in g FANMU
Following strong performances in the MEAC Softball Championships, opporunities to score.
were named to the All-Tournament Team. In the second game. the Lady
Rattlers outeunled the Wildcats,. also
keeping B-CU-from capitalizing on opportunities, downing B-CU 9-1 in fi\e innings, and becoming the 20.
EMEAC Softball Champions.s
Two Wildcats, Allison Garcia and Sabrina Ferguson, were named to the A-Tour ent team
Earlier in the tournament the Lady Rattlers took advantage of numerous Hampton miscues to defeat the Lad\
Pirates, 8-0 in five innings to advance to the championship round.
Florida A&M (28-30), which dropped a 4-3 decision t hes Bethnals -CooknFda morning faced their
archrivals for the 200Ch9 MEAC Championship.nal.
The Lady Rattlers, who were 5-1 the tournament, were in search of th e l ts ile ad their third in
the last five years. tirt fil since had
In Friday evening's elimination final, FAMU managed three hits, but were aided b Hampon's three error
-,, -to Let there. The first game \cals a
tlrhter alne. bLt errors came hack to
three hit-by-pitches, and two wild pitches. F
Following strong performances in the MEAC Softball Championships, opporrunitles to score.
Bethunicole TerryCookman's Joyco. 25 Allie Gar ciaold and Jasmine Donaldson had Ferguson eenle Tan
re namts led Hampto n (26-23) with two hits.
Amanda Reyes (20-15) in her fourth game on the mound for the Lady Rattlers picked up the i\ alds she allowed
three hits and striking out seven in opportni ties, do wing B-CU 9-1 in fiork.nnom th
Rhianna Green scored FAMU's first run in the bottom of the first on a HU's fielders error
MEAC Softball Champions.
A pitchwo Wildcats, Allison Garcia and Sabrina F erguson, were named to the A-Toun as filled Harold
single up the middle scoring Brianna Weaver.
Raven Johnson would hit into a fielder's choice to score Terryn, followed a pair of Lady Pirate infielder's errors,
which would score tou arament the Lady Rattlers oos a 6-0 lead.mto es et th Lad
Pirates, 8-0 plat five innings to advance to the bottom of the third as Donaldson singled up the middle scoring Harold,
and then Donaldson would score on a HU's infielder's error for the 8-0 final.
Earlier i the day, Florida A&M (28-30), which dropped a 4-3 decision to BC-U in the ket as arch rival Bethune-Cookman defeated the
archrivals for the 2009 MEAC Championship.
The Lady Rattlers4-3, sufferingwho were 5-1 in the loss against a MEAC opponent this season.th itl d thr t
the last five years.
In Friday evening's elimination final, FAMU managed withthree, followed but were ark and Jasmine Donaldson there
three hit-by-pitches, and two wild pitches.
with tw o hits each. B-CUe Harold and Jasmine Donaldson had FAMylor withteam high three hits, while Garcia fin-
Brents led Hampton (26-23) with two hits.
Garcia (16-24) picked the win for the Lady Wildcats, giving up two earned runs and striking out five in seven
wings, whiAmanda Reyes (2015) in her fourth game on the mound for Lady Rattlers, as shegave up nine hits, one earned run and struck
three hits and striking out seven in sevefive innings of playwork.
Rhianna Green gavescored FAMU's first run in the bottom of the first as she scored on a Nicole Terryn hit to left fielder. error
A pitch would then hit Shayla Clark with the bases loaded scoring Alesha Wells. thch \\'as follo'\ ed b\ a Harold
single up the middle scoring Brianna Weaver.
Raven Johnson would hit into a fielder's choice to score Terryn, followed a pair of Lady Pirate infielder's errors, :
which would score both Harold and Johnson, giving the Lady Rattlers a 6-0 lead.
FAMU would plate two more runs asedi the bottom of the bottom of the seonaldson singled up scored on a Green dou-ld,
and then Donafldson would score on a HU's infielder's error for the 8-0 final.
Earlier in the day, Florida A&M dropped into the loser's bracket as arch rival Bethune-Cookman defeated the
Lady Rattlers 4-3, suffering their first loss against a MEAC opponent this season.
FAMU finished with 12 hits led by Rhianna Green with three, followed by Shayla Clark and Jasmine Donaldson i
with two hits each. B-CU tallied nine hits and was led by Ashley Taylor with team high three hits, while Garcia fin- i
ished with two hits. B
Garcia (16-24) picked the win for the Lady Wildcats, giving up two earned runs and striking out five in seven
innings, while Amanda Reyes took the loss for the Lady Rattlers, as she gave up nine hits, one earned run and struck :
out seven in seven innings of play.
Green gave FAMU a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first as she scored on a Nicole Terryn hit to left field.
The Lady Rattlers increased their lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the second as Joyce Harold scored on a Green dou-
ble to left field.
Kayaunna Dean, Kyle Dean and Mrs Eva Lamar
Emme Morgan Pre
Carlton Jones Pre
Property Owners As.
Lindy Holley, Emme Morgan Property Owner, Jess Holley, Michael H. Boyle
Nassau County Board of County Commissioners, Carol Alexander President A.
L. Lewis Historical Society, Marsha Dean Phelts Chairman of the American Beach
Historical Markers Committee, Rev Carlton Jones President American Beach
Property Owners Association, Inc. and Carol S. Clark National Park Service Park
Ranger. TheHistorical Marker Beach Lady Butterfly Cover made by Mrs B Billie
A. L. Lewis
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Unveiling of Historical Marker and Outdoor
Exhibit at American Beach
Pictures bi FM Powell
The National Park Service (NPS) has designed two exhibits to dis-
play at the foot of NaNa, the 8.5-acre sand dune owned by the NPS
as a part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve at
American Beach. The panels were put up on display for the special
event activities at American Beach on April 18, 2009.
The event was co-hosted by the National Park Service and the
American Beach Property Owners Association. The association
unveiled a new historical marker about The Beach Lady, MaVynne
Betsch, who campaigned for the preservation of American Beach.
Through her efforts, a ten-acre corridor including NaNa and Evans'
Rendezvous on the oceanfront became public property in the
Timucuan Preserve (National Park Service) and the Nassau County
During the period of racial segregation, African Americans were
barred from most of the beaches in Florida. American Beach was
founded in 1935 to provide African Americans with beach access in
a resort atmosphere. The sand dune is located at the heart of
American Beach. The exhibits briefly discuss the heyday of
American Beach and show historic and modern photographs of
activities at the beach. The design of the exhibits lets the large pho-
tographs of people enjoying the beach speak to the atmosphere and
importance of American Beach.
American Beach is located on the south end of Amelia Island, along
A1A between Jacksonville and Fernandina Beach. The National
Park Service owns the 8.5-acre sand dune. The majority of land at
American Beach is held by private landholders please respect their
privacy. Restrooms can be found at Burney Beachfront Park. There
are no other visitor services or facilities for the public at American
The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is a 46,000-acre
National Park Service preserve located in Jacksonville, Florida. For
more information, including directions, historical information, or
event listings, call Kingsley Plantation at 904.251.3537 or visit the
park website: www.nps.govltimu
Dione King, Dolores Shaw, in back left to right John
T. Holmes, Tom Moody, Raven Shelton, and Bill
min Carter Legis ative Chair of the
can. Beach Property Owners
Marsha Dean Phelts Chairman of the
American Beach Historical Markers He
Cominittee, and Secretary of the American Im,
Beach Property Owners Association, Inc. Pr
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Washington State. and Lois Wilson
Two Exhibits at NaNa
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Ms JOYCE'S WITH BEACH LADY
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NBA Orlando Magic awards
$30,000 in scholarships to deserving
-~f0~~: : PAY TO. Shardy 'armargo j.o
Ten Thousand Pollars 1 0000
Evans High School Student Shardy Camargo is presented a check for
$10,000 for the UCF Minority Scholarship for her exemplary community and
academic achievements. Pictured: Magic Community Ambassadors Nick
Anderson (on left) and Bo Outlaw (on right) and Camargo (center). (Photo by
Gary Bassing, Orlando Magic)
In surprise presentations at their high schools Winter Park High
School student Ideanna Acosta, Evans High School student
Shardy Camargo and Boone High School student Lisette
Dominguez were awarded the Magic Achievers Scholarship and
two University of Central Florida (UCF) Minority Scholarships,
Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw
along with other representatives from the team traveled to Winter
Park High School, Boone High School and Evans High School to
surprise the students with large novelty checks and news of their
The UCF Minority Scholarship, in its 16th year of existence, pro-
vides two $10,000 ($2,500 per year) scholarships to two minority
students residing in Orange, Seminole or Osceola County who
meet the academic and financial-need criteria.
"Since 1996, the Orlando Magic has awarded a total of 34 college
scholarships. We are proud to provide this opportunity to deserv-
ing individuals like Ideanna, Shardy and Lisette," said Linda
Landman-Gonzalez, Orlando Magic vice president of community
relations and government affairs. "They were awarded the schol-
arships for their exemplary community and academic achieve-
ments. We would also like to recognize the University of Central
Florida for its partnership in providing the UCF Minority
Florida A&M University Students Win the 2009 Ford HBCU
Business Classic Competition
From Ileti to right Florida .lA&M Universin' students Emerson Navlor Euan .AInde son, and Slhawnia Friday-
Snoud. intermn dean o/ the ELiFL' School oi'Business and Induslin. proudliv hold a check lor .50,O000ionom Ford
Florida A&M University (FAMU) students Emerson Naylor, School of Business and Industry
(SBI), and Evan Anderson. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, won the 2009 Ford HBCU
Business Classic Competition. As the grand prize winner, the student team won $35,000 in
personal scholarships and $15.000 for FAMU.
"This is truly a great win given that Dr. Colin Benjamin, the team's advisor, passed in January
and was not with them at the case competition," said Shawnta Friday-Stroud, interim dean of
FAM-U's SBI. "This win is a testament to the character, determination, and academic prepa-
ration of FAMU students."
This is FAMIU's second time winning the business classic competition.
An independent panel of judges, made up of influential entrepreneurs from the African-
American business community picked the winners at the National Association for Equal
Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) National Conference in Atlanta. The judges for
the competition include George Fraser, chairman and CEO of FraserNet/author; Boris
Kodjoe, actor/entrepreneur; Pat Lottier. CEO of Atlanta Tribune: Will Packer. Chairman and
CEO of Rainforest Films/producer; and Randal Pinkett, Ph.D., chairman and CEO of BCT
Partners/author. The event will be hosted by Kevin Frazier, TV anchor and entertainment cor-
To enter the competition, the student team, along with a faculty adviser, had to submit a busi-
ness plan, which included the type of business. product or service, pricing considerations, tar-
get market and competition, and general operations. As a finalist, FAMU students had 25
minutes to present their business plans to the judges and prove that their plan can be convert-
ed into a viable business strategy.
The finalist competition will also premiere as a TV One special in May 2009. The "Ford
HBCU Classic Special" will feature candid moments with the student teams as they prepare
for the competition, highlights from each business plan presentation as well as the celebrity
judges' selection process to determine the 2009 winners. Students, alumni, parents and busi-
ness professionals can \isit www.tvoneonline.com for exact air date, local times and channel
The Ford HBCU Business Classic launched in the fall of 2004 in response to Ford's recogni-
tion of a need in the black business community to educate and develop the next generation of
entrepreneurs. It was designed to offer students the opportunity to apply their classroom
knowledge to real-world entrepreneurial experience. The competition was opened to histori-
cally black colleges and universities (HBCU) students nationwide, and received business plan
submissions from students from more than 80 percent of the nation's HBCUs.
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Public Heanng, Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities Allocation Grant
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Post Office Drawer "0"
Jacksonville, Florida 32203
These projects have been coordinated through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) of the North Florida
Transportation Planning Organization (North Florida TPO) for the Jacksonville Urbanized Area. No business
displacements are expected to occur as a result of project implementation. These projects will have no substantial
harmful effects on the environment, nor will they adversely affect service levels to the elderly or disabled.
Details of the Program ol Projects are posted In the JTA Lobby at 100 North Myrtle Avenue through June 22,
2009 during normal business hours. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations 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 amended.
Kenneth R. Holton
Manager of Capital Programming and Grants
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
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