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Police Actions Questioned,Violent
Crime Continues; What'i the Answer?
It is not clearly understood why Thomas Brown shot and
killed his co-worker, Juanese Miller, a 22-year-old mother
of a three-year-old. According to a report, he went home,
stating, "I'm tired of this. I'm going to kill whomever."
When he returned, he looked for the manager but shot Ms.
Miller. He left immediately, still in his Wendy's uniform,
and in front of other employees and customer, left in a green
4-door Honda Accord. He is very wanted and is believed to
Thomas Theo Brown is be armed and dangerous. He has not been seen since he
being sought for the shoot- walked out of the restaurant Thursday afternoon.
ing death of co-worker at' But the shooting is not just by an individual, two off-duty
officers of Jacksonville were working near the Springfield
a _j area when they observed two men walking in the middle of
the road. According to police reports, one stopped and
talked the other ran and after being tased, he fell to the
t ground and a gun fell out. When he got up, he pointed the
gun at the officers and was shot nine times by the officers.
It was later determined that the gun was listed as 'stolen.'
Thursday, about twelve Baptist ministers held a press con-
Kiko Battle, 1st tasted, ference with the family present and said that they believe
Kiko Battle, 1st tased,
then shot 9 times by JSO the gun was planted on Kiko Battle. The other community
argument is that it is not understood why the police con-
"S ltinued to shoot Battle after the first shot.
The Florida Star was told by experts that when a person
Sis first shot, in most cases, they are not aware that they.
have been shot and in an effort of the shooter to save his
own life, they shot until they feel safe.
On the other hand, many are disturbed.about the nurfber
Oklahoma State Trooper pull of police incidents. In Oklahoma, a state trooper was
over ambulance with patient, caught on tape choking an ambulance paramedic as a sick
then chokes paramedic in woman waited in the ambulance. According to records,
charge. the officer said he pulled the ambulance over because it
failed to get out of his way fast enough as he was passing it. He began checking the
paramedic after he tried to explain his situation. The trooper later stated that he was
unaware of a patient being in the ambulance but the video show differently.
It is not just police officers, there is much going on that must be considered such
as a cashier that was killed in a convenient store in Gary, Indiana during a robbery
and the customers continued to shop, with no one going to the aid of the victim, not
even calling 911. Their justification, they were afraid:
It is understood that the economy has us all in a different frame of mind, but we
must change that frame of mind that is making us violent, not understanding and
Sheriff Rutherford said while on The Florida Star's radio show, that he prays for top
officers and help for those released so they can avoid additional troubles.
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When we review the amount of black on black crime, it is obvious that we have not
been given the lessons meant for us to learn about Juneteenth. Thaddeus Kosciuszko
(read about him and his effort to free slaves on B-l) gave up all of his earning to free
the slaves. He said his desire was for them to behave with neighbors, always with'
kindness and ready to help. He wanted the freed slaves to show gratitude by being
happy and he desired education for the children of freed slaves.
Juneteenth is celebrated around the world, though started in Texas since it was the
last state to learn that all slaves had been set free. In Florida, ACLU used Juneteenth
to help disenfranchised former convicts restore their civil rights, including the right
New House, Low Rate
Daniel Dukes of Hawks Landing sits with Pastor Ken Adkins
as Florida and Georgia residents sign up for a new home.
Operation First Jordan Community Development
Corporation is the management arm for Hawks
Landing, a gated community presently being built in
rural Georgia. The houses are 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2 baths
and 2-car garages with prices from $109,900 to
$129,900 and fixed interest rates from one percent to
4.625% for up to 33 years.
For information, call 912-264-8855. Operation First
Jordan is. a 501(c)3 recognized organization.
to vote. Juneteenth is a
legal holiday in Florida
and is celebrated through-
out the state.
The day is also celebrat-
ed in most states and in
many countries, includ-
ing South Africa. Other
countries include South
Korea, Japan, Canada,
Honduras, Ghana, Israel,
Trinidad. Guam, Taiwan,
Germany, Italy, Puerto
Rico, Czech Republic,
will combine celebrations
with Father's Day and
hopefully with a goal of
stopping the violence.
and Wells Fargo Meeting
for Community Changes
Councilwoman Johnson, along with FMCRC Chair Al
Pina, met with new Wells Fargo President ( Florida )
Shelley Freeman to discuss how to introduce a new
community reinvestment model into Jacksonville ,
including the highly blighted Durkeeville/Mid West
corridor. Wells Fargo who has just acquired Wachovia,
will introduce their California based model of commu-
nity reinvestment into Florida that is driven by the
premise of social responsibility and job creation.
Councilwoman Johnson after seeing the significant
community reinvestment turnaround that Wells Fargo
led in Compton California a high crime and high
poverty area, she knew that Wells Fargo could lead the
way in Jacksonville to- bringing a new model for
Jacksonville for both job creation and community rein-.
vestment into Jacksonville States Councilwoman
Johnson "There is no doubt that the Bank of America
community reinvestment model was one driven by pol-
itics and exclusion. We need a model that is driven by
compassionate capitalism and inclusion that will be
centered on job creation for Jacksonville."
After meeting with Shelley Freeman (newly appointed
President of Wells Fargo Florida), As stated by
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Pretty Rick- sits with Sherri Fine and others as they
enjoy swimming at Seldon Park in Brunswick, sponsored
by 92.7 Monday. Hundreds attended the event as Pretty
Ricky entertained them. There were swimmers and those
who wanted to learn how to swim and a lots of fun.
Jacksonville's NAACP to
Feature Dr. Cornel West
"Dr. Cornel West, renowned
author and professor of religion
and African-American studies at
Princeton University, will be the
speaker for Jacksonville's NAACP
44th Freedom Fund Dinner,
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at the
Prime Osborn Convention Center.
The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Call 904-764-7578,
699-3897, 764-1753 for tickets.
Concrete Poured for
It has been years of nego-
tiating but finally, Duval
County is on the road to
getting a new courthouse.
Concrete started being
poured on.Thursday morn-
. The final cost for the
Duval County Courthouse
to be built at Broad and
Monroe is $350 million
and was approved in 2000
Florida Gets New
Juvenile Justice Bill
Gov. Charlie Crist
signed priority DJJ legis-
lation that will reduce the
number of children
referred to the Juvenile
Justice system for petty
acts of misconduct. The
new bill helps ensure an
effective learning envi-
ronment by balancing
student safety and being
fair to all students.
Florida Schools Improve
Sixty-two percent of Florida schools earned an A
in the state's grading system this year, after taking
the state's comprehensive assessment test.
Duval County schools had 101 schools out of 148,
to earn good or excellent schools.
Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals said the school
board is encouraged by the progress most of the
elementary and middle schools have made.
The schools are not making the same progress
with the "No Child Left Behind" program which has
been difficult to handle.
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Founded In April 1951 By Eric 0. Simpson
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A mind is responsible
for the traffic light, the blood bank. ice cream.
peanut butter, the doorknob, the microphone, the elevator,
clothes dryer, lawn mower, pacemaker, the typewriter, guided
missile, mailbox, the air conditioner, automatic transmission, curtain
rod, baby carriage, lawn sprinkler, fountain pen, dust pan, the hand
stamp, first open-heart surgery, cataract laser, fire extinguisher, doorstop,
home security camera, the golf tee, fire escape, potato chip, food preservation,
synthesized cortisone, the guitar, railroad telegraphy, envelope seal, printing press,
bicycle frame, rocket catapult, insect destroyer gun, ice cream scoop, window cleaner.
laser fuels, folding chair, gas mask, mop, refrigerator, pressing comb. urinalysis
machine, door lock, electric cutoff switch, telephone transmitter, stair-climbing wheel-
chair, hairbrush, egg beater, eye protector, electric lamp bulb, biscuit cutter, chamber
commode, almanac, horse shoe, lunch pail, motor, lantern, key chain, furniture caster,
ironing board, sugar-refining system, lemon squeezer, portable weighing scales,
wrench, airplane propeller, ore bucket, steam boiler, portable x-ray machine, cotton
chopper fertilizer, street sweeper, cattle-roping apparatus, spark plug, galoshes, casket-
lowering device, clothes wringer, disrail car coupling, riding saddles, and so on
and so on. The list is endless. Indeed, it's time to stop and celebrate the fact
that each and every one of the wonderful innovations mentioned here came
fiom the mind. The mind of an African American. By supporting minority
education, you keep open the possibility of tomorrow's great ideas.
Because of all the things that the human mind has created,
perhaps the most amazing is the one that has yet
to be created. And that possibility is
a terrible thing to waste.
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'Faith In Our Community
Schedule ofEvents and Services (
THE HOLY TABERNACLE CHURCH Youth Training
Hour Convention will begin on Friday, June 26th and end
on Sunday June 28th. The theme for this occasion is THE
CHILDREN. On Friday night 7:30 p.m. the speaker will
be Minister Horace Bell, Jr., on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. tes-
timonies and praise, the children, noon day prayer and
refreshments and recreation (also known as fun and games)
then on Sunday we began with Sunday school the speaker
for the hour will be Prophetess Sandra J. Cardona. Pastor
Paul Cardona and Senior Pastor Robert L. Jones extends
this invitation to all you are welcome to come and enjoy
Jesus with us thank you in Jesus Christ name. Services will
be held at 6416 Miriam St., Jacksonville, FL. For more
information, you may call the church at (904) 764-3754 or
Min H. Bell at (904) 768-1968.
SAINT PAULA.M.E. CHURCH, 6910 New Kings Rd. is
pleased to announce the scheduled activities and services
for the month of June. The public and friends are extended
a special invitation to share in the events. Bible Study is
held each Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. Prayer meeting takes
place each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Bible Study begins at,
7:00 p.m. An exciting innovative, and heart-warming
series, "We Were Made for Relationships," will be com-
pleted during the month of June. June 7th Holy
Communion 7:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m.; June 10th -
Registration for Brooks-Johnson Vacation Bible Institute
ends; June 14-17th -Brooks-Johnson Vacation Bible
Institute; June 21st -Father's Day Observance; June 22nd -
Third Quarterly Conference. Contact the church at 764-
2755 for additional information and transportation. The
Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II, is the pastor.
CALLING ALL GIRLS, YOUNG WOMEN, AND
WOMEN.....Join GREATER NEW MT. MORIAH
MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH & Dr. Percy
Jackson, Jr. for our "BLACK DIAMOND'S WOR-
SHIP EXPERIENCE"June 28th at 6 p.m. You do not
want to miss this awesome worship and word! It's time to
release your past hurt, pain, disappointments, regrets, and
anything that has held you back, it's time to free yourself,
and move into your destiny and purpose as the black dia-
mond that you have been called to be! For more informa-
tion, please call the church at 904-374-1672 or 704-8509.
THE FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST, the pas-
torate of the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, has announced a
Father's Day forum for both fathers and mothers. Dr.
Lawrence Gary, the Rev. G. Vincent Lewis, and the Rev.
Gillard S. Glover are the speakers in an open session of
"Re-Engaging Fathers With The Family: Legal, Spiritual &
Psychological Impediments." The forum is open to single,
divorced, and separated parents to recognize the impedi-'
ments to the father/child relationship and to help bring
about the right results for making the family whole' It is
scheduled Saturday, June 20, from 9:30 a.m. to noon,
including breakfast; however, donations are appreciated. It
will be held at the Palm Harbor Educational Center, adja-
cent to the church, at 95 Old Kings Road North in Palm
Coast. Limited transportation is available. Seating should
be reserved prior to June 19 by calling (386) 446-5759.
GOD'S TEMPLE OF LOVE -358 Martin Luther King
Blvd., Kingsland, GA. On June 27th from 11:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m. there will be an afternoon SONGFEST on the
church grounds with National Recording artists, The
Supreme Seven Gospel Singers of Tallahassee, FL, as the
featured singers on this occasion. Also appearing will be
various artists from the "First Coast" such as: The Gospel
Shepherds, the Gospel Calvaliers, Bro. Floyd Perkins, Bro.
Al Andres, and a host of others from around the
Jacksonville are. Refreshments will be available. For more
information, contact Pastor Young at (904) 588-8631 or
Min. David Scott at (904) 401-9003.
nory of the Late
Rev. Larry Barton
There is a bridge of memo-
to Heaven above...
It keeps our dear one near
us...It' the bridge that
we call love.!
We Love and Miss You!
"REMEMBERING OUR LITTLE ANGELS IN HEAVEN"
S .Itrinmte Gillum and Earlisha Jones...who
u- uially lost their liE in a house fire nine
S ,u cs ago, June 1I,"2000. We Love and
miss you with every beat of our hearts.
Daddy, Mommy and The Family
S Little Angels When God calls little
children to dwell with Him above,
we mortals.sometime question the
wisdom of His love. For no
heartache compares with the death
'of one small child, who does so much
to make our world seem wonderful and
mild. Perhaps God tires of calling .the
aged to his fold, so He picks a rosebud
before it can grow old. God knows how much
we need them and so He takes but few, to make the land ofHeaven more
beautiful to view. Believing this is difficult still somehow we must try, the
saddest word mankind knows will always be "goodbye. So when alit-
tle child departs, we who are left behind, must realize God loves chil-
dren, Angels are hard to find.
ANNUAL DUAL DAY will be observed at WEST
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH, Sunday, June 28,
2009 beginning with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30
a.m. the Men will be in charge, and 5:00 p.m. the Women
will preside. Special guests have been invited to participate
on both programs. Rev. Timothy Cole, pastor in chairper-
son for men, and Pastor Pearl Cole chairperson for the
Women. Everyone is invited to come and share with this
great church located at 945 Carrie St. Rev. R.L. Wilson,
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KNIGHT, Fannie M.,
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Lola, MANGRAM, Gina, 20,
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Died McANUFF, Terrina died
June 13, 2009.
died McKINNEY, Robert E.,
died June 15, 2009.
died McCOY, Walter died
June 15, 2009.
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MORRIS, Roslind, 50,
died June 14, 2009.
NATHAN, Mrs. Arlethia,
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SIMS, Camilla died June
SROBINSON, Cheryl D.,
S died June 13, 2009.
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June 11, 2009.
TAYLOR, Mrs. Ramona
died June 13, 2009.
TUTSON, Mrs. Tori W.,
died June 14, 2009.
Teondra, 25, died June
YOUNG, Ernest L., Jr.,
72, died June 12, 2009.
New Bethlehem.Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning '4 ;.
Intercessory Prayer...................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................... 11:00 a.m. i.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. w..
Pastor, Eric Lee l .
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.
Morning 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.
(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520
Payrnes Chapel.-.M.E. Church
2200 Albanb Street. P Box 759, Bruns\\ ick. GA 31520
R~. Re Richard Hutci~rson, Pasior
Sunday Church Schdol
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"There's Always Something Happeninzg Onz The First Coast"
Madeline Scales-Taylor Retires
When Mrs. Allison Lyons, learned her 'Auntie
Madeline' Mrs. Madeline Scales-Taylor was plan-
ning to retire, the 'wheels started turning.' Mrs. Lyons
wanted to do something very special for a very special
person. The 'Something Special" was an Afternoon
Tea Party at the beach.
And what a special afternoon it turned out to be.
The tea was so Mrs. Madeline. Friends'arrived from
far and near including Atlanta, Georgia, dressed in
their finest, adorning gorgeous hats. Everyone was
simply gorgeous including the honoree!!
Mrs. Scales-Taylor retired as Community
Relations Administrator for Mayo Clinic Jacksonville,
a position she had held since January of 1998. In this
role, she managed the civic and volunteer endeavors of
an organization of over 5000 employees. Prior to
assuming this role, Mrs. Scales-Taylor held the posi-
tion of Human Resources Administrator with Mayo
Clinic Jacksonville and St. Luke's Hospital for 7 years. '
Mrs. Scales-Taylor for 17 years was the 'community ,T
face' for Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. When you thought
of Mayo Clinic your mind immediately pictured Mrs.
Why do they call it retirement?
Are you going to bed?
Are just having a rest?
Receding into the distance?
Or will work truly stop?
Stop work? How silly!
Educated in Missouri, Mrs. Scales-Taylor holds a degree in
social science from Webster College, Webster Groves,
Missouri and completed postgraduate work at Northeastern
University in Boston, Massachusetts. Having taught briefly in
the St. Louis public school system, she found management to
be her area of interest.
With over 20 years in management, Mrs. Scales-Taylor
acquired an extensive background in human resources, train-
ing, marketing and community relations. She has worked for
several major companies in progressively responsible positions
that have taken her from coast to coast. Mrs. Scales-Taylor has
acted as a facilitator for several boards and non-profit organi-
zations in Jacksonville and other communities. She has volun-
teered her expertise in recruitment, policy/procedure develop-
ment, employee relation, training etc. to many nonprofit organ-
Since relocating to Jacksonville in 1989, Mrs. Scales-
Taylor has ljeen actively involved in this community. Currently,
she services as Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors
for Leadership Jacksonville, Inc. and Chairs the Board of City
Kids Art Factory. She is a past Chair of the United Way of
Northeast Florida and the Jacksonville Human Right
Commission. She currently serves on The Alliance For World
Class Education, the Bethune-Cookman University Board of
Directors and Co-chairs the United Way's Women in Local
Leadership Initiative. Mrs. Scales-Taylor is a member Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and
serves as the local president and National Courtesy Chair of
Scenes from the Retirement Tea
Honoring Madeline Scales-Taylor
Retirement will not keep this talented lady from
continuing to be a very busy person with her hubby
Howard D. Taylor (who also recently retired from his
VP position at Allstate Insurance) and their two adult
sons and two grandchildren.
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Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd, Casting Director Extraordinaire!
By Rych McCain/
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She is a fun and
lively sistah to talk
to, but at the same
time, is serious as a
pack of hard nails
and totally for real
when it comes to the
business of casting
and actors. Tracy
Byrd known affec-
"Twinkie," is a veter-
Casting Director and
owner of "In The
Twink Of, An Eye"
casting agency. 'Her
expertise and experi-
ence spans over
twenty years in cast-
ing working with the
who's who's of
Hollywood! In film,
she has cast
Notorious, Stomp The
Yard, King's Ransom
and Two Can Play
That Game among
others and her TV
casting boast MTV,
UPN, BET and a host
of other networks and
shows. Twinkie also
has cast a plethora of
clients such as
Reebok and a ton of
videos for just about
every music artist in
the book including
Madonna, Elton John,
Paul Simon, P. Diddy,
and 50 Cent. The list
goes on and on.
Her work even
dancers for videos
and concert tours.
Rapper Eve's last
& dancers) and
Brittany spears' 2003
world tour (dancers)
were two of her
clients among many.
Twinkie also con-
ducts workshops and
participates in many
industry events to
network, meet and
help those who are
serious and putting in
the actual hands on
grunt work with their
sleeves rolled up to
make it in the biz. We
caught up with her at
the recent Hollywood
Black Film Festival
in Beverly Hills
where she was a guest
panelist for the
actors' boot camp
Needless to say,
Twinkie does not bite
her tongue when it
comes to telling it
like it is in
asked what is one of
the concepts that
actors (New and old)
need to embrace,
"The concept of
Ca s t i n g "
placing a known star
in a role to draw on
theirfan base for box
music stars such as
rappers and singers
get these types of
breaks. Casting is an
actor who can really
act being placed with
the package person).
"It's important for an
actor to embrace the
packaging and stop
trying to work
against it. Because
those people who
they package to put
in films gets the butts
in the seats so they
can see you. So the
one thing. that you
have to do when you
come up against a
certain type of adver-
sity or what you think
is adversity is
embrace it and flip it
to you advantage."
How do you
approach Twinkie if
you are an actor?
First, you had better
have your skills, head
and attitude together.
Twinkie says, "Its
one thing to want to
be an actor and actu-
ally do your work
and it's another thing
to want to be made.
And let's be clear, a
lot of these young
people feel as though
they want to be made.
No one is going to
come to your home,
wake you up to go to
an audition and make
you a superstar.
There are a lot of fal-
lacies out there in
regard as to what
fame really is and
what show business
is and the work. They
need to be clear on
that first. And then
study. Studying is
You don't just roll up
to me and say make
me a this or a that!
That's not my job.
My job is to cast a
person who is ready
for this or that and
the part of ready
comes from study."
What. is the best
way to submit to
instructs, "I take
sions. They should
have a reel of work
that they have done.
Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd
They should have
their own website
and 'NO' I don't
want to see plays nor
do I want to see
something shot in
your house. I want to
see something well
produced with good
lighting so I can see
you and good audio
so I can hear you and
no overly dramatic
If Twinkie's words
sound harsh, it is
because she is a sea-
who is deeply con-
cerned about the
actors she cast
regardless of their
ethnicity, age' or
than sugarcoat things
for popularity and
likeability that will
come back to bite
them in reality, she
prepares them with
By Rych McCain
Bell is packing the house
via sold out shows with his
current stand at The Film
Actors Shop in Los
Angeles, titled "Tha
Intimate Phil." The pro-
duction features original
music from Phil's new
Fresh Records CD and is
hosted by special guest
comedienne Roz Browne.
Rapper Chamillionaire is
NOT retiring so disregard
the false rumors.
Actress Vanessa Bell
Calloway announced this
year's winners for the 10th
Annual Hollywood Black
Film Festival-at an invita-
tional only awards brunch
held at LIFE on Wilshire in
Los Angeles. The winners
were director Lucky Ejim 's
feature film THE TENANT
for the top Audience
Award. BLUE, directed by
Ryan Minihgham too top
honors in the Narrative
Film category. The Short
Film winner was (MIS)
LEADING MAN, written
and directed by Marocco
Omari. The Best
Documentary went to
Herskovitsa at the Heart
Of Blackness. The Student
Film Category was won by
writer Andrew Chang and
director Ralph Jefferey
Elmont for their film THE
SECOND HALE The
HBFF Story Teller
Competition was won by
Casssie Henderson for her
script GOOD MOTHER.
Birthday well wishes
goes out to stand up comic
"Breez" who celebrated B-
Day number 34 with a host
of comedic friends at the
Water Front Restaurant in
swank Marina Del Ray,
The Taking ofPelham 1
2 3; Columbia Pictures and
Pictures in association with
Relativity Media, a Scott-
Denzel Washington, John
Travolta, John Turturro,
Luis Guzman, Michael
Rispoli and James
Gandolfini. Directed by
Screenplay by Brian
Helgeland based on the
novel by John Godey.
Produced by Todd Black,
Tony Scott, Jason
Blumenthal and Steve
This one is definitely a
heart-stopping thriller from
front to end. Travolta as a
crazed, former Wall Street
wizard turned subway train
hijacker named Ryder gives
one of the best performanc-
es of his career. Washington
matches Travolta's intensity
with one of the best portray-
als of his career as Walter
Garber, a meek and humble
subway train dispatcher.
Garber gets caught up in a
nail-biting back and forth
head game with Ryder until
the very end. The events
were pretty realistic in how
they are portrayed so no
super hero theatrics were
used which adds to the
authenticity of the movie
and makes it enjoyable.
This one comes highly rec-
Irene In Time; Rainbo
Releasing; Starring Tanna
Marie Frederick, Kim
Kolarich, Kelly DeSorta,
Victoria Tennant, Karen
Black and Andrea
Marcovice. Directed and
Written by Henry Jaglom.
Produced by Rosemarry
Marks-Carr. The central
idea of this film explores
the relationship that Irene
Jensen (Frederick) had with
her father and how that
affected her relationships
with men in later life. This
is an art flavored movie and
is pretty slow until the
drama heats up (too late)
toward the end. This is bet-
ter suited for late night or
cable viewing. The saving
grace of the film is the glo-
rious music by singer song-
writer Harriet Schock.
which adds a soothing,
enjoyable air to the film.
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JUNE 20 2009
PAGEA-6 THE STAR JUNE 20, 2009
Fathers Who Cook...
Cynthia Ferrell Celebrity Chef and Etiquette Expert. :A. ;'
FATHERS WlHO COOK.
Men are great cooks. Traditionally, professional chefs were
men and I was in the minority as a female chef. I learned to
cook from my father and my grandfather. My father was a
well known caterer in Houston who catered to presidents '" ".
and celebrities. My grandfather was the personal chef for ,. '
an oil tycoon. He also cooked for President Lyndon
PAPPOU'S GUMBO i-
Serves 12 .
I was asked by the NFL to prepare this Gumbo for 5,000 Cynthia Ferrell, Celebrity .- .
people during Superbowl. I called it Running Back Chef and Etiquette Expert : .
Gumbo. It was a huge hit.
This recipe was handed down to me from my New Orleans born Grandfather who we
affectionately called PAPPOU. It is always a hit at parties. This gumbo freezes well.
Recipe for Stock:
Chicken or Turkey Stock:
2 turkey necks or 6 chicken necks and backs
1 yellow onion, unpeeled, quartered i
5 whole celery stalks with leaves
2 bay leaves
1 package dry shrimp
Fill a 12-quart stock pot three-fourths full with cold water. Add all ingredients and slow-
ly bring to a boil. Reduce.heat and simmer uncovered for one hour. Cj
Strain the stock. Discord the cooked ingredients. If turkey necks are used, debone and
put meat into gumbo.
1 chicken, cut up
1 tablespoon each salt, onion powder, garlic powder
1 teaspoon each ground red, black, and white pepper.
1 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup finely chopped green bell peppers
1 cup finely chipped celery,
2 cups all-purpose flour
S1cup of vegetable oil -.
9 quarts chicken or turkey stock .
1 cup gumbo file
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 V2 pound smoked sausage
2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 whole crabs, cut into 4 pieces or 1 pound crab claws
1 pound crab meat
2 cups fresh or frozen okra b
6 cups of cooked rice
Mix together salt and peppers, onion and garlic powders. Rub chicken with the season-
In a large skillet, heat oil. Saut6 the onions, celery and bell peppers in the skillet for 5
minutes on medium heat.
Add the chicken to the skillet and brown about 8 minutes per side.
Bring stock to a simmer. Place the cooked chicken and contents of skillet into a simmer-
ing stock. Add the sausage, shrimp, crab, gumbo file and okra to the stock.
Thicken the GUMBO with roux. See instructions below.
With a wire whip, slowly whisk the darkened roux into the gumbo a little at a time. Stir
well to a blend roux. Serve hot over cooked rice.
The darker the roiix the more flavor the gumbo will have.
The flour may be browned in the oven or on top of the stove.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put 2 cups of flour on a baking sheet, turn every 10 min-
utes. Color should resemble cocoa.
Roux should be ready in approximately 30 minutes. However, ovens may vary. The
flour will smoke as it browns. 0 O
Put 2 cups flour in heavy skillet preferably black cast iron. Turn stove to mediUm. With
a whisk stir flour until it turns a medium cocoa brown color. Approximately 20-30 min-
A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Native Houstonian and owner of Bennie Ferrell Catering, Cynthia Ferrell, presents
informative up to date etiquette classes to individuals and corporations throughout
Houston. As owner of one of Houston's most successful catering services, Ms. Ferrell
has served formal dinners for The President of the United States, heads of states of coun-
tries including Mexico, Ghana, South Africa, Turkey, Guatemala and Italy. Also, Ms. *_
Ferrell has served many social events for celebrities, corporate events and weddings. The UNCF
Ferrell family has a long history of service and knowledge of protocol. Cynthia enjoys.. ., .--- ,.. .
teaching and sharing with others her years of experience in etiquette and special events.
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Councilwoman Continued from A-1
Councilwoman Glorious Johnson, "...there is no doubt in my mind that both Wells
Fargo and Shelley can help us bring change to both Jacksonville and Florida. It is our
hope that they can replicate the community reinvestment initiative that was very suc-
cessful in Compton CA in Durkeeville/Midwest. Both Al Pina (FMCRC Chair) and
myself lobbied for Durkeeville/Mid West in hope that Wells Fargo will select this
highly distressed community of Jacksonville for implementation of the Wells Fargo
community reinvestment model. This new approach to community reinvestment is
what both Jacksonville and Florida needs."
It was mistated in the June 6 issue of The Florida Star, that 600 jobs would be avail-
able. The group is having conversation and no job numbers have been determined.
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010
The Florida Department of Transportation has established a goal of one and eight-
six percent (1.86%) of the amounts received for federally assisted transit projects
under the Transportation Efficiency Act 21, or any subsequently enacted federal
laws with small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economi-
cally disadvantaged individuals (Disadvantaged Business. Enterprises) for the 2009-
2010 federal fiscal year. It is the intent of the Department that this expenditure will
be achieved through a race and gender neutral program.
The methodology of how the goal is established is published on the department's
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8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-0450. The Florida Department of Transportation will accept com-
ments and questions about the goal 45 days from the date of this notice.
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Suwannee Street, MS 65, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450 or e-mail:
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SThe FL/GA Star
LOCAL Celebrating Juneteenth SECTION B
Agrippa Hull & Jean Lapierre
Agrippa Hull and Jean Lapierre were comrades in arms of Thaddeus Kosciuszko,
the Polish rebel who served in the American Revolution. Hull served in the Continenal
Army with Kosciuszko during the Battle of Saratoga, at West Point, and during the
campaign in the South, where they developed a network of black spies to inform the
Amerians about the activities of the British Army. Lapierre traveled to Poland where
he joined Kosciuszko's uprising to free white peasant serfs from the enslavement of
feudalism. Lapierre was captured with Kosciuszko and spent two years with him
Imprisoned in Russia. Thaddeus Kosciuszko
Thomas Jefferson, a hypocrite who refused to honor Kosciuszko's last will to free Jean Lapierre
In April 1798, Kosciuszko made it clear to his friend Thomas Jefferson that he thought he was a hypocrite. Jefferson, who wrote
that "all men are created equal," was a slave owner. So Kosciuszko left a last will and testament with Jefferson asking him to use the
$17,000 he had earned as a General in the American Revolution to buy slaves and free them.
"I beg Mr. Jefferson that in case I should die without will or testament he should buy out of my money so many Negros and free
them, that the remaining sum should be sufficient to give them education and provide for their maintenance. That is to say each should
know before, the duty of a citizen in the free Government, that he must defend his Country against foreign as well internal enemies
who would wish to change the Constitution for the worst to enslave them by decree afterwards, to have good and human heart sensi-
ble for the sufferings of others, each must be married and have 100 acres of land, with instruments, cattle for tillage and know how
to manage and govern it as well to know how to behave to neighbors, always with kindness anid ready to help them to them selves
frugal, to their children give good education I mean as to the heart and the duty to the Country, in gratitude to me to make themselves
happy as possible." Agpa
Special to The Star
July 4th is a traditional day in America to celebrate its independence from English rule, but several Confederate "
states in the United States did not know to celebrate its independence until up to 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation
Proclamation abolishing slavery was signed by President Abraham Lincoln, and Florida was one of those states. ,
Aside from July 4th, June 19th, which was later merged to Juneteenth is celebrated by many. It commemorates June r
19, 1865, the day blacks in Texas found out they were free 2 1/2 years afterwards due to having to wait for Union
Generals getting around to informing them long after the Civil War had ended.
In Florida, the Emancipation Proclamation was first announced by Union General Edward Moody McCook on
May 20, 1865, the date the state capital surrendered to the Union. That was a month before Major General Gordon
Granger told blacks in Galveston, Texas, that they
According to the Texas .State Library and
Archives Commission, Juneteenth was extremely
popular early on in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas,
Alabama, Florida, California and Texas. The festiv-
Faces offreed slaves
ities allowed black
communities an ,c i ihe resp'c, yo r r ni.ktr dy r
opportunity to join
together to reflect,
In the late 1800s,
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filled with messages
of inspiration, hope
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The Emancipation .
Proclamation was read and former slaves gave testimonials. I A"
These festivities included lots of food, music, dance and storytelling, serious mes-
sages about the importance of education, self-reliance, self-empowerment and self- -i," .
The focus of Juneteenth celebrations used to be the barbecue pit, where lamb, pork
or beef were being roasted to perfection. Various dishes, which were luxuries for poor
blacks in the rural South, sat on the tables. There was always plenty of strawberry or
red soda, the traditional
drink of Juneteenth, to
quench the thirst of the
people. The day also '' ''
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fearless approach to reality-based subjects! .s .
My cousin has betrayed me by getting with my ex-boyfriend. We
had a break-up but I felt there was always hope to get back togeth-
er. I'm having a hard time because of the family issue and now
they're having a baby together. I'm trying to control myself and
keep it together because he was seeing her when he was with me...
I was doing fine and moving on until he called wanting to have a
fling. I'm tom between seeing him and telling my cousin. What do I do?
Miserable But Holding On Denver, CO
If you think things are bad now, go ahead and get with him and you'll have a living night-
mare on your hands. Whether he's with your cousin, a friend or a stranger, you had your
chance, it didn't work out and now he's onto someone else. You have enough time.to hold
on to your sanity and find a relationship that's good for you. Hold your head high and let
the past be the past and although your cousin has him, realize that he's cheating.on her but
it's not with you.
I have to choose who I want to marry. I have a childhood friend that would love to be with
me but I don't feel any fireworks for him. I really want to marry my ex-boyfriend but I
know he would only marry me for stability since he has a history of unemployment. I am
so anxious to become a married woman but I'm having a tough time with this decision.
Neither man has expressed this interest so I will be the one proposing. Who do I choose?
Marriage Confusion On-Line Reader
You are missing the major dynamics of marriage such as a mutual agreement and of course,
a loving committed relationship. This is a union from God and not to be taken lightly or as
a game. Your childhood friend doesn't deserve.heartbreak and your ex-boyfriend would use
you. You deserve better and should invest time in building a loving relationship with some-
one that has love, trust, respect and a joint decision for commitment and matrimony.
My relationship feels dead. In the beginning things were exciting but now everything is
boring. I'm not motivated to do my hair anymore, I don't feel like dressing up and sex is
the last thing on my mind. Now that I look my worse, my boyfriend has become active, he
goes out all the time and has really come out of his shell. He doesn't pay me any attention
and when he does, he seems to be somewhere else. Are these signs that we need to end this
Hurting and Confused Benton Harbor, MI
You're living the classic case that involves women let themselves go and then lose their
man. You need to wake up and realize you look a mess and your boyfriend has chosen to
keep living. He hasn't changed other than.the fact he may have another woman because
he's almost sick of you. If you want this relationship get your act together fast because he's
on his way out. The clock is ticking bht you can turn things around with effort, and posi-
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By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.
-FIRST AID IN THE HOME ~
SDEFINITION: What if an emergency arose at home
where you or any member of your family had an acci-
Sdent, or suddenly became ill; do you think that you would sufficiently be pre-
' pared to take care of that emergency? An emergency is sure to occur in your "
house or apartment sooner or later, so in case you either don't know or are not
Assure of what some of the basic items you should always have on hand for first
aid, here is a list:
S1. Assorted sizes and shapes of band aids.
2. Two packs of sterile pads, one 4 inch size and one 2 inch size.
i 3. Two rolls of gauze bandages, one 1 inch size and one 2 inch size.
4. A one inch size of adhesive tape.
S5. One pack of cotton balls.
S6. Two thermometers, one rectal (if you have a baby) and one oral.
1 7. One pair of scissors.
1 8. One pair of tweezers.
- 9. One bottle of Mercurochrome or Iodine.
10. One bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide and Alcohol.
:11. One pack of Q Tips or comparable.
S12. One bottle of Aspirin or Tylenol tablets.
1 13. One bottle of Tylenol or Tempra drops (if you have a baby).
i 14. One pack of safety pins or needles.
15. One pack of tongue blades.
16. A blood pressure. cuff (digital) this gives an idea about yours and other
family members blood pressure.
S17. If you or a family member is a diabetic, you need test strips and other appa-
ratus to daily check the blood or urine sugar.
18. At least four elastic bandages, two 2 inch, one 4 inch and one 6 inch in size.
19. An instructional sheet showing what to do in emergency situations so that
family members will know what to do and how to do it. In addition, any med-
ications that are taken on a consistent bases that you or another family member
Stakes should be added to this sheet showing medication name, strength and
Those items totally cost less than a pair of shoes, a new dress-suit or certain-
2 ly the cost of a night on the town.
S. There are other items that you probably could or should wait until the time
I of need such as vaporizers, cold and cough preparations, heating pads; hot water
I bottles or insect repellents.
Please be advised that the first aid items are usually for temporary treatment.
SIf the problems of which you are treating still exist after this treatment or they
Sreoccur, then see your doctor.
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I a 330 Mason and Grand Medical Director for the United Supreme Council. S. J. and
SImperial Council (Black Shriners Nationwide) 713-433-4536.
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Jacksonville Jags Should Sign
I would like to buy two season tickets to see the
National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars this
fall...if they sign former Atlanta Falcon QB Michael
Vick, nearing the end of his federal jail sentence for "dog fighting," is now
available to sign with any team, anywhere. Vick has paid his dues, served his
time, apologized for his past actions with animals and now should be allowed to
live his life.
For the record, I and most people, love canine pets that love us back, guard
our houses and protect us from assumed dangers. But we have no love for dogs
that bite and dogs that love to fight, especially the-two-legged dogs in African-
American and world Black history that enjoyed sicking police dogs and attack
dogs on innocent, harmless omen children and babies.
Only a racist could.forget how dogs were used against Blacks in civil rights
movements, dogs were used against Blacks in world colonial conquests and how
dogs are ordered today to track down and bite sometime innocent people.
Anyway, Vick would be perfect for the Jacksonville football team. J'ville is a
predominately Black city with a team that has a history of successful Black quar-
terbacks. Jacksonville has a strong running game, fair receivers and a decent
defense similar to Vick's old teams in Atlanta.
There are 32 teams in the NFL and nearly 100 quarterbacks on those tram's
roster. Without exaggerating, I would imagine that over 90% of NFL quarter-
backs are slower than Vick, weaker than Vick, less experienced than Vick, hold
fewer NFL records than Vick, won fewer games than Vick and have been to the
NFL Pro Bowl fewer times than Vick.
In the Michael Vick pro football scenario, money is the issue as it is in every-
thing else American. The evil wings of PETA and the Humane Society want to
foster hate against Vick and use the past activities of Vick to generate revenue
today instead of doing good things for animals and animal lovers. And, Vick
doesn't have any money to pay his bills and feed his family.
Vick is the most exciting football player in the world (I hope he still is) and
wherever he goes to play, I'm going to go and watch him. On the day he takes the
field, the stadium will be filled and the TV eyes at home will be on that Vick
comeback game not on the woeful Atlanta team that gave him up for a rookie and
I hope Vick signs with Jacksonville or some other Florida team. At least the
game I want to see will be in driving distance. (Gantt's new book Beast Too:
Dead Man Writing has several chapters about what happened to MV. Visit
www.allworldconsultants.net to purchase or to find out more about Lucius
The Port Elizabeth South Africa Committee of Jacksonville Sister Cities
Association ---Celebration of Juneteenth also referred to as Emancipation
Day for Slaves in the United States -The Port Elizabeth South Africa Committee
of the Jacksonville Sister Cities Association will meet to celebrate Juneteenth on
June 22, 2009. This celebration is the oldest known celebration of the ending of
slavery. From its Galveston Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th
was the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States
and beyond. In April this committee hosted a membership Picnic to celebrate Port
Elizabeth and South Africa's Freedom Day. Deborah K. Thompson, Chair of this
committee states that "We are bringing attention to the vast resources and value
that lies untapped in the City of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. As a Sister City to
Jacksonville, it is our duty to celebrate and create an awareness of the greatness
of the two, cities; their beauty, culture, tourism and foods." We want you the pub-
lic of Jacksonville to celebrate with us. There are several celebrations around the
state. In Jacksonville on June 19th, the Durkeville Iistorical society will host a
celebration at 6th and Main St. and in St. Augustine, Florida West: Augustine
Community Organization will celebrate on Saturday June 20, 2009 @Collier-.
Blocker-Puryear Park AKA Calvin Pete Park so get out a celebrate. A short pro-
gram is being prepared to highlight the.world that awaits you in Port Elizabeth
and Jacksonville. For more information on this and other events for the Port
Elizabeth Committee of Sister Cities, please call Deborah K. Thompson at (904)
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-- public
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.
FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK -Art In Motion: Cars & Cycles...
Downtown Jacksonville galleries and museums, as well as cultural venues,
restaurants and businesses, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 from 5-9 p.m. Rain or Shine.
The cost is FREE. Details: Car Show @ Hemming Plaza Classic Chevelles
from '64 to '72, courtesy of North Florida Chevelles and more. Swing to the
sounds of The 77-d's on the stage and.rock out to the classics with 96.9 The Eagle
in the upper park. Chrome Bike Show @ The Jacksonville Landing The
Jacksonville and Orange Park HOG chapters, Adamec Harley Davidson and Koja
Sushi present the Chrome Bike Show & People's Choice Awards. Live music by
The Rick Arcusa Band begins at 5:30 p.m. Also, AT&T Tower View Mosaic, a
16-panel collaboration by local artists of the Downtown riverfront, plus art by
Moises Ramos, Adrian Pickett and Scott Morris. Music by Melody Jackson. J-Bar
* Celebrate the start of Independence Day weekend with red, white and blue mar-
tinis. Dress in red, white and blue to receive a complimentary appetizer with the
purchase of a specialty drink. Happy hour pricing all evening for Rock Band play-
ers. Snyder Memorial Take a break from the July heat at this historic location.
Enjoy a dueling pianos performance and sing along to your favorite tunes. Visit
www.downtownjacksonville.org or www.DTJAX.org by mobile phone for event
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JUNE 20, 2009
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June 15, 2009 June 21, 2009
From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?..
m March 21st Ihru April 19th
Jupiter turns retrograde this week in your
social zone, which doesn't mean that
your social life is going to come to an
end. Instead you will be questioning the
basis of some of your friendships, espe-
cially the more whacky ones. Meetings
online will be fascinating, but don't get
caught out. On Saturday the Sun moves
into your home zone, encouraging you to
see your home and family life in perspec-
tive. Over the weekend shopping is going
to be a lot of fun!
April 20th thru May 20th
Your career seems to be moving through
an interesting phase. You may be uncer-
tain quite where things are going but at
the same time it is important that you
know where you want to go. Don't lose
track of your focus it will help you
more than you realize in the week and
months ahead. The Sun moves into your
communication zone, so think about get-
ting in touch with friends and family you
have not seen or heard from in some
May 21st thru June 21st
Jupiter turns retrograde in your explo-
ration zone, you may find yourself
embracing philosophies that you thought
you had left behind long ago. Rereading
the kind of books you used to enjoy may
encourage you to reapply this knowledge
to your current situation with astonishing
results. You may also find that a visit to a
place you once knew well yields a fasci-
.nating surprise and benefits you great-
ly. Mercury in your sign means you are
back on form and ready for anything.
Ji June 22nd thru July 22nd
SJupiter is in your joint financial zone and
when it turns retrograde on Monday, it
ushers in a period in which you need to
trust your intuition and act on your inner
Guidance, especially where your current
financial situation is concerned. The Sui
moves into your sign on Saturday, bring-
ing a boost of energy your way and help-
ing you to see your life in perspective. It
is time to bring some of your treasured
ideals and goals into manifestation.
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
Your social life is busy, bringing even
more people into your life. You are very
much the party animal these days, as it
seems that people can't get enough of
you. You love to see others cut loose and
enjoy themselves and you also enjoy
providing the means for them to do so.
Jupiter turns retrograde in your relation-
ship zone, which suggests that you may
meet up with old flames, who may turn
out to be lucky for you.
i Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
You may find that you are drawn to
a job you used to do or a lifestyle
that you were once verymuch
involved in. When Jupiter turns,ret-
rograde early this week the past may
have an attraction. Dabbling in areas
of former interest may bring many
benefits your way. Your love life is
more settled, with new love affairs
involving those engaged in your cur-
rent passion. You choose your asso-
ciates carefully even at times like
these. Socially you are in demand.
Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
Joint financial issues are important. If
you have money to spare, this is a good
time to think about investing and getting
your money to work harder for you.
When the Sun moves into your career
zone on Saturday, you may be thrust into
the limelight. You may also gain yourself
a reputation whether you deserve it or
not. An old flame may come back into
your life and bring good news. Think
about updating your skill set too!
,': Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
You may find yourself longing for the
ideal home. A place where you can get
away from it all and be completely your-
self. To this end you may be searching
through lists of properties and seeking
something that appears idyllic. You may
also find yourself taking a trip down
memory lane and discovering that the
place where you grew up as a child still
holds plenty of memories some of
which continue to haunt you. Think
about what home means to you.
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
This may be a good time to think about
writing a book or teaching a course or
class in order to share your spiritual
knowledge. You have been doing a lot of
thinking and reflecting as well as a lot of
reading and research on such issues. You
are a born seeker always looking over the
horizon to the next adventure. As Jupiter
turns retrograde, it is time to begin a
fresh adventure in consciousness and
communicate it to others.
SDec 22nd thru Jan 19th
You enjoy anything that has class, style
and quality. You may even go so far as to
learn how to make your own works of
art, whether these are paintings, sculp-
tures or whatever. Ideas may come that
encourage you to take your skill one step
further by making a business out of it
and creating a new stream of income at
the same time. Your ability to bring joy
to others through your own talents will
stand you in good stead.
//S." Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
Jupiter turns retrograde in your sign,
which doesn't mean that Lady Luck has
deserted you. It does suggest that you
need to learn the laws of attracting good
luck your way. A bold idea on
Wednesday may inspire a new initiative.
But do make sure you have your feet on
the ground. The Sun's movement into
Cancer and your health zone on Saturday
helps you to see this area in perspective,
and to take action to improve your over-
./ i PISCES
SFeb 19th thru March 20th
An interesting week in which a
cross-fertilization of ideas will revo-
lutionize an area of your life.
Amazing insights seem to be the
order of the day. Make sure that you
record these as they have value and
may give you much food for thought.
Use them to come up with ideas for
new streams of income and for
resolving any issues with which you
have a problem. Your love zone is
highlighted from Saturday so time
for a little romance.
Can't Get Over Break
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Officer received a call at University Blvd.
for a battery. Upon his arrival, he met with
the victim; Ms. Baskins reported that she
was battered by her ex-boyfriend. Ms.
Baskins advised that she recently broke up
with the suspect after living together, in
her apartment, for the past two years. She
reported that the suspect let himself into
her apartment and confronted her about
starting a relationship with another man.
She advised that the suspect punched her
in the head. Ms. Baskins said that the sus-
pect has a key to her apartment and was
there just one day prior. The victim told
me that during the confrontation the sus-
pect broke her bedroom door. Police
observed damage to the bedroom door and
did not observe any visible signs of injury
to the victim. The suspects left prior to
Officer's arrival and his whereabouts are
unknown. The suspect called the victim
during the investigation; however he
refused to talk to Police. The victim was
given a State Attorney's Card and directed
to that office for prosecution. Case sus-
pended, State Attorney's Card issued.
Use Of Deadly Weapon
Officer K responded to a report of shots
fired at Westmount St. at the Southside
Apartments. Prior to arrival he was
advised that someone had been shot. An
off duty Officer P broadcasted that he
could hear the gunfire from the 3000 block
of Phillips Hwy. Upon arrival, Officer K
found Officer P in the South West corer
of the complex. He had four black males
on the ground at gunpoint. The males were
identified as, D.D., J.M., J. P., and J.K.
Officer checked the males for warrants.
After .securing the subjects, Officer K
taped off the crime scene and attempted to
locate the victim. He was unable to locate
a victim at the: scene, however, residents at
the apartments stated that the victim was
loaded into a vehicle and taken to the hos-
pital. They located him at Memorial hospi-
tal. There Officer found the victim, J G.
According to Officer T, the victim suffered
a single non life threatening gunshot to his
buttocks. Officer T stated that the victim
did not know who shot him. Officer T
arrested the victim for possession of crack
cocaine. At the scene, Officer K observed
several spent cartridges in a driveway of
the complex. He also saw two bullet holes
in the side of the apartment at westmount
St. Another bullet hole was found in the
kitchen window of the apartment at
Willow St., the home of Persia (Victim
#2). Persia stated that she was home dur-
ing the shooting; however, she was not hit
by, the bullet that entered her kitchen.
While at the scene, Police was given the
phone number of an anonymous witness.
He called the number and spoke to an
unidentified female. She stated that the
shooting was retaliation for a robbery that
had occurred in the complex earlier that
day. She stated that earlier, a black male
known as "Trey" robbed K N during a
game of dice. She stated that later K N
shot at Trey; however, he hit a black male
known as "Black and Mild" instead. She
stated that the shooter, K N was wearing a
grey tee shirt, blue jean shorts at the time
of the shooting. While at the scene, an
unknown black female brought a bloody
cell phone to officer J.C. Officer J.C. was
told that the phone belonged to "Woo
Woo." Officer was also told that "Woo
Woo" was inside the apartment at west-
mount St. Officers knocked on the both the
front and rear doors of the apartment for
over thirty minutes, They entered the
apartment at westmount St. in order to per-
form a protective search. I.searched the
apartment for anyone that may have been
shot. Inside westmount they found Ms.
Persia and Mr. Jo, aka "Woo Woo". Mr. Jo
had blood on his pants and had suffered a
recent injury to his nose. Mr. Jo stated that
his bloody nose was the result of a game of
"slap-boxing" with his brother. He stated
that the bloody phone found outside west-
mount St. was his; however, he denied any
involvement in the shooting. They made
contact with the suspect, J G. He was the
victim of the shooting. When medical staff
removed his clothing, a small tube fell out
of his underwear and onto the floor.
Officer recognized the tube as one that is
used to conceal drugs. A search of the tube
for officer safety revealed crack cocaine
(field tested positive). The tube was
observed to have fallen out of the suspect's
underwear and onto the floor. The suspect
was arrested. The suspect was absentee
booked at the jail. The crack cocaine and
the tube were placed in the property room.
Ex From Hell
While on routine bike patrol, Officer was
contacted by the Chief via cell phoie
who stated that a man with a knife had just
threatened to kill a patron of the
Jacksonville Landing outside a bar called
"Happy Landing". He also advised that he
was currently chasing the suspect through
a parking lot north of the landing. Officer
observed the suspect running North across
E. Bay St. at Ocean St. the suspect then ran
north on Main St. fellow bike patrol
Officers R, and H instructed the suspect to
stop. The suspect failed to stop and resis-
ted efforts to be placed in handcuffs. After
several attempts to place the suspect in
handcuffs, he complied and was eventual-
ly handcuffed. The suspect was then
escorted .to the landing security office.
Upon arrival to the security office, Officer
met the victim who stated that at approxi-
mately 1545 while she and her current
boyfriend were at "Happy Landing" bar
the suspect who she had previously dated
for one week came inside and pointed his
finger at her head and stated, "I should kill
you b****!" The suspect then exited the
bar and stood at the door staring at the.vic-
tim. the suspect then left the area and
returned a short time later pulling a knife
from his pocket and pointed it at the vic-
tim's face and stated, "I'm going to kill
you!" Officer observed the victim emo-
tionally upset crying and agitated. while
waiting to complete the report, the suspect
was raping about killingn the b**** with a
nine" The victim also stated that the sus-
pect threatened to kill her children. The
victim stated that the suspect and her dated
for a week. The victim identified the sus-
pect's weapon by description. The victim
and witnesses identified the suspect
through a show-up. The victim's two year
old daughter was present during the inci-
dent, a copy of the video was placed in the
property room. The victim and witness
statements were placed in the property
room. the suspect's knife was placed in the
property room. The suspect was miran-
dized, arrested and transported to the dcj.
Case cleared by arrest.
All suspects are deented innocent unless proven guilty in a court of lam The
I[Shleriff's Ojfice reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to edu-
cate Ine community e hope of keeping our community sqj.
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Magic Players Dedicate Learning Center During NBA Finals
.Special to The Florida Star
As part of the 2009 NBA
Finals, the Orlando Magic
unveiled a new Reading &
SLearning Center at the Northwest
The Center, renovated by
NBA Cares, Toyota, HP, and the
Magic, will provide local youths
with a safe place to explore their
S educational interests and access to
wg athe tools and resources they need
q to succeed in today's high-tech
Magic General Manager Otis Smith works with youth on Magic players including
their brand new laptops at the Northwest Community Jameer Nelson, J.J. Redick, Jeremy
Center in their newly renovated reading and learning cen- Richardson, and Adonal Foyle were
ter. (Photos by Gary Bassing, Orlando Magic) on hand to help dedicate the trans-
formed space, which will include a
library stocked with new books, a game room, and a renovated technology center outfitted with
brand-new HP Tablet PCs and a printer.
The center will also feature new couches, tables, cabinets, desks, chairs and bookcases.
This marks the league's 418th live, learn or place space worldwide.
Magic COO Alex Martins; NBA Commissioner David Stern; Magic guard Jameer
Nelson; Magic center Adonal Foyle; Magic guard JJ Redick; Magic forward
Jeremy Richardson; Magic GM Otis Smith; Orlando Magic Community
Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw; Magic VP of Community Relations
and Government Affairs Linda Landman-Gonzalez; Mayor Buddy Dyer;
Commissioner Daisy Lynum; Exec. Director NBA Players Association Billy Hunter;
NBA Legends Robert Horry, Otis Birdsong, Sam Jones, Bob Lanier; Host of NBA
TV's Fan Night Ahmad Rashad; Studio Host for NBA on TNT Ernie Johnson; and
Bob Duffin of Southeast Toyota cut the ribbon for the newly renovated reading and
learning center at the Northwest Community Center in Parramore on June 10 as
part of the 2009 NBA Finals festivities.
. .... .. ...... ,
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
Charles Thomas. a junior at Edward
Waters College. who was the 10th round
draft choice of the Chicago Cubs in
Major League Baseball's first year play-
ers draft, signed hiscontract this week at
Thomas hit .336 on the season with
51 hits and 30 RBI. The firsvthird base-
man hit eight long balls during the sea-
son while aiding his team to a 21-24
He is the third conference baseball
players o have been drafted in the top
After being selected by the Los
Angeles Angels of Anaheim last week.
Jacksonville University senior catcher
Jeremy Gillan and junior pitcher Carson
Andrew have each signed a contract and
reported in Arizona.
"I'm happy these guys are getting the
opportunity to continue their careers."
iJ head coach Terry Alexander said.
"It's unique to have two players drafted
by the same organization, but playing
together will help make the transition to
the next level easier."
Gillan will participate in a two-"week
mini-camp before being assigned to
either the AZL Angels .
(Rookie) of the Arizona
League in Mesa. Arizona or Have
the Cedar Rapids Kernels
(Low A) in Cedar Rapids.
Iowa. Andrew. who will The
forgo his senior season at
J.I. will also report to the
mini-camp before being =
assigned to the Orem Owlz (Rookie) of
the Pioneer League in Orem. Utah.
"I have finally accomplished my life-
long goal and I'm ready to pro\e myself
in professional baseball." said Gillan.
"It's even more exciting that I get to start
this new journey with one of my college
The duo will join former Dolphins
Pete Clifford of the Mobile BayBears
(Arizona Diamondbacks) and Neal
Frontz of the Montgomery Biscuits
(Tampa Bay Rays) in the minor leagues
this summer. Former RJ alumnus Daniel
Murphy is currently in his second season
with the New York Mets. (Florida Stai
photo by Laurence Greene)
A Safe & Happy Holiday!
SFlorida & Georgia Star
The Inaugural Wiregrass Football Classic between Concordia College
Edward Waters College will be played on Oct. 17 at Rip Hewes Stadium.
By Ken Rogers
"It's about more than a
Larry Patrick of Dothan
Leisure Services used those
words on Friday to announce
the Inaugural Wiregrass
Football Classic. Concordia
College of Selma and
Edward Waters College will
play in the 'event at 4 p.m.
Oct. 17 at Rip Hewes
Patrick's context was the
game is part of a bigger
weekend. Pregame activities
aimed at local high school
students include a career fair
and college financial aid
information on Friday, the
day before the game.
Concordia and Edward
Waters played in Dothan last
year in the South Alabama
"It was the first college
football game we've ha
here in about the last 30
years," Patrick said at a
luncheon at the Wiregrass
Museum of Art Conference
"The. game was very
much a success," he said.
"As a result of that game,
there were seven young men
that got football scholar-
In fact. Edward Waters
of Selma and
signees and Dothan High
McElvin, Lorenzo Capehart,
Jordan Brooks and Terrell
Owens attended the
Brandon Jones and Lazaro
Aguilar of Dothan High and
Joe Coachman of Northview
High were not present. They
are attending a freshman
football orientation program
Concordia coach Shepherd
Skanes called "The Man
"There's no way we
envisioned it having that
kind of impact," Patrick
So when Edward Waters
assistant athletics director
Henry Smith contacted the
city about hosting the game
again. it was an easy answer.
"We jumped all over it."
Patrick said. "We felt it was
Skanes and Smith took
Patrick's phrase about it
being "more than a football
game" even farther. It's
about the opportunities ath-
letics and, more importantly,
a college education can pro-
"I wanted to make sure
when we came back we
made a great impact on the
city of Dothan," Smith said.
"I had a professor tell me in
the field of education, you'll
never be rich, but you'll
"I will make sure I
enrich the youth that come
aboard. I don't care if they
attend Edward Waters or
attend Concordia or attend
Troy or Alabama State. I'd
just like for them to attend
somewhere and become
someone. And to become
gainfully employed someday
and to be able to put back
something into the city of
"That is what this is all
about. This game is here not
for the schools, but for the
city of Dothan and to edu-
cate our youth for tomor-
embraces his role as a coach
and a witness for Christ.
"I'm a strange coach.
I'm a different type of
coach." he said. "At
Concordia College. we
believe in God first, educa-
tion second, athletics third.
We're buildmg a foundation
on God. \Ve want to be able
to step out on the water.
"When a kid leaves
home he's stepping out.
They're stepping out to get
their miracle and the miracle
is their education. ... God has
told me that this is your min-
istry and they're your con-
gregation. Your job is to pre-
pare them to be productive
citizens when they leave
First, they have to get
there. Owens said he's eager
to get started in Jacksonville.
"I hope I start as a fresh-
man," said the offensive
lineman, who will report
Owens said he was
working and didn't see last
Waters game. But he's eager
to play at Rip Hewes
"It'll be good to play in
front of parents and friends,"
Capehart, a defensive back,
said having four Dothan
High teammates at college
should help the transition.
"There's somebody I
can talk to right away," said
Capehart, who considered
Edward Waters and
Concordia. "I visited both
schools. I just thought
Jacksonville \%as a better
place for me. I'm ready to
start, ready to get to work."
Skanes said he's pleased
\ith the talent he signed
'We're going to be back
in Dothan and back trying to
get kids out of Dothan,"
Concordia's coach said.
"Y'all are doing a great job
Patrick said the career
fair is open to any area high
"We'll have representa-
tives from both schools and
from local schools here in
the area," he said. "The kids
will be able to talk to these
schools and be taught how to
seek financial aid and assis-
Both schools will also
bring their bands, so musi-
cians can also check into
opportunities to play in col-
Smith noted the career
fair can be beneficial even
for those not attending col-
"Every young woman
and every young man will
not be able to attend college,
but with the career day they
can choose a career that he
or she can be a part of," he
said. "This is the game of
life, not the game of a
(Ken Rogers is the
sports editor of the Dothan
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Re-duce Re-Use Re-Cycle
Photos Courtesy Of COJ
A casual stroll through the campus shows thatteachers and students are liv-
ing up to their motto, "Fletcher Middle School Where We're Making a Difference."
Various academic teams and clubs have adopted portions of the campus to clean,
beautify and maintain, and signs withtheir team names are proudly displayed. An
"outdoor classroom" between the Media Center and the Science wing was created,
which boasts some of the 21. trees that were planted here and in front of the school
Jacksonville Urban League
Jacksonville Urban League, Empowering Communities, Changing lives,
President Dr. Richard Danford opened the 2009 Annual report luncheon
emphasizing the Leagues challenge of education, employment, and empow-
ering., Dr. Danford highlighted the accomplishments of the Housing Services
project which along with the City of Jacksonville and the State of Florida
served 220 clients in the Housing Initiatives Counseling program and offered
free home repair service to low to moderate income homeowners. Attention
was given to the Community and Youth Intervention Services program
where activity has been around 12 Teen Summits, 48 Teenage Pregnancy
Prevention & Male Responsibility Awareness Classes and 10 Gang
Resistant Training classes along with youth anger management and
employment skills workshops with help from the office of the Attorney
General. Early.Childhood Education and technology seemed to have been
a passion of Dr. Sanford's issuing a happy chuckle, informing those in
attendance that 2,262 children were served in the Head Start project ,576
children was in voluntary pre kindergarten,196 children with disabilities got
help, the Early Literacy Project saw 880 children and 177 entered head start
extended day. That was not all, with assistance from Anheuser-Busch
Operation Brightside held and extensive "Employment Effectiveness" work-
and where students are raising butterflies that
will be released in campus gardens. Students
fashioned a natural setting complete with an
attractive wooden bridge that spans a beautiful
garden and leads to a pathway with pavers that
.are painted with inspirational sayings, including
their favorite: Re-duce, Re-Use, Re-Cycle.
Students backed that saying up with a recycling
program in the school's cafeteria, collecting an
average of thee large bags of plastic bottles
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every week. Faculty have been
working to educate its Beach
community, hosting a Splash Into
Science Night, in which more
than 450 people attended.teered
their personal time to talk to the
kids. A student, named Kendra
Stammers says, "I can't wait to
participate in dance lessons and
meet new friends."
shop that resulted in
33 participants hired
in a Summer Youth
served as a good
day for Dr. Danford
when he talked
about the United
Way of Northeast
Florida helping with
2500 showed up for a
Job fair and 2000 forf
off Dr. Danford told
about Microsoft helping
with The Technology
Learning Center and
the employability skills
training of 100 people,
job placement assis-
tance given to 100 peo-
ple and information
technology training given to 90 interested attendees.
Judge Henry Davis installed and seated new Board members and volun-
teers Ms J. Turner and.A. Sawyer were given awards for 20 years of vol-
unteer service. Many organizations, and community members were recog-
nized and presentations given.
Stein Mart Manager Laurie Perryman, Shara
Monday, Asst Manager Maggie, Shara Monday,
Asst Manager Maggie Leonard and Brenda Kelly,
Dignity U wear
Need A Suit?
By Dan Evans Florida/Georgia Star reporter
Shara Monday is making it possible for men to be suited for
success. Joining with Dignity U Wear and Stein Mart, Ms
Monday put together a Celebrity Fashion Show and private
shopping sale that provided funds to assist "Suited For
Success to continue to provide suits for men. Suit for Success
is a community service men's organization that provides
interview suits, accessories, along with career development
and job search assistance to disadvantaged men in transition
seeking employment. Suited for success provide suits for
Veterans, Homeless and Ex-offenders. The program starts
with a "Suit" and continues with employability and job readi-
ness skills training, plus mentoring thru a partnership with
100 Black Men, Jacksonville Chapter. Models included
Victor Blackwell, channel 12 anchor, A.J. the comedian, City
Councilman Stephen Joost, Twins Jarrod and Jordan Peterson
along with their sister Dominique, Marie Johnson, Eugene
Darius, Kevin Greene and Ronnie Cage. Ms. Monday says,
"To get a suit, you only need a NEED".
Orlando Stein mart,
Shara, Victor Blackwell,
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JUNE 20. 2009
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOL
reporter for the
Communities, in school (C.I.S), helping kids to stay in school and prepare for lire.
C.I.S was founded in 1977 to help adolescents stay in school and graduate from
high school. Services provided at C.I.S include after school team up programs and
camps, mentoring; achieving for life program, tutoring for elementary students
enrichment and more. C.I.S. will positively impact the quality of. life in
Jacksonville by "Helping Students Choose Success." The Annual Back To School
Rally is planned for August 15th. The rally will include fun and games for every-
one and is expected to give-a-way school supplies for children of all ages attend-
JOIN STATE REPRESENTATIVE AUDREY GIBSC
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Metropolitan Park-Pavilion (Look For the Stage)
7Ta ANNUAL DISTRICT 15 COMMUNITY DAY PICNIC
It's all FREE and everyone is welcome!
Music & Step Teams 2009 Legislative Update + Gam
Representatives on hand with information about the following s<
Voluntary Pre-K & Jobs
Credit Repair & Mortgage
Senior Citizen Services
Restoration of Rights Information
Drivers' License Renewals
City of Jacksonville Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Elder Source
Jacksonville Transportation Authority African-American Chamber of Commerce
Jacksonville Sheriffs Office Early Learning Coalition Supervisor of Elections
The Duval County Health Department (Community Nutrition Services)
Community Rehabilitation Center (CRC) Northwest Jacksonville CDC
Agency for Workforce Innovation Department of the Lottery
Communities in Schools Step Teams Evelyn and the Get Up & Go Swingers
Joe and the Rockettes Florida Department of Financial Services
and our Community/Neighborhood Associations'
THIS EVENT IS ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Audrey Gibson Democrat for State Senate District 1
Southland Waste Systems Partners With The Boselli Foundation To
Enhance The Lives Of Jacksonville's Youth
Southland Waste Systems (SWS), a Republic Services Company, has teamed up
with The Boselli Foundation to enhance the lives of children on the First Coast.
SWS has entered into a three year partnership with the foundation to help fund their
"We are very excited to team up with Southland Waste Systems and look forward
to a productive relationship," said Tony Boselli, The Boselli Foundation Founder.
"Partnerships between non-profits and the business community are essential for us
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
June 21, 2009
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
During the 2009 regular legislative session, the Florida Homebuyer Opportunity Program (FHOP) was created. This
program, distributed through and operated under the SHIP program, requires that the funding be used to provide up.
to $8,000 or 10% of home purchase, whichever is less, in assistance to applicants eligible to receive-the federal
first-time homebuyer tax credit created through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The eligible uses of the FHOP funds are as follows:
S Closing Cost
Principal Buy Down
The City of Jacksonville will receive a total allocation in the amount of $806,179. Eligibility will be based on income,
family size and mortgage guidelines. There is a maximum purchase price limit of $247,500 for all first-time home-
Applications and program information will be available until July 20, 2009 at the Housing Partnership of Northeast
Florida (904.398.4424). This program will expire December 1, 2009 and applicants will be received on a first come,
first ready basis.
Wight Greger, Director
Housing & Neighjorhoods Department
Applications and program information will be available until July 20, 2009 at the Housing Partnership of
Northeast Florida (904.398.4424). This program will expire December 1, 2009 and applicants will be
received on a first come; first ready basis.
Wight Greger, Director
to facilitate the next generation of our community to
become productive citizens and leaders of our future.
We are eternally grateful for the support of Southland
SIn addition to assisting with the funding of the cen-
ters, SWS will also be partnering with The Boselli
Foundation on community events and fundraisers to
benefit the foundation. The Boselli Foundation is
les committed to helping children reach their full poten-
tial at home, at school and in the community.
services: "Southland Waste Systems and Republic Services
make a point to give back to our communities, even
in the tough times," said Andy King, General
Manager of SWS. "We admire Tony and his founda-
tion for their commitment to kids in Jacksonville. We
look forward to working closely with them to help
even more children live up to their potential. These
i' children are the future of Jacksonville and we believe
The Boselli Foundation.can make a real difference in
There are currently two Tony Boselli Youth Life
Learning Centers opened in Jacksonville, FL. The
first center opened at Simonds-Johnson Community
Center and Playground, located at 3730 Moncrief
Rd., in early 2007. The second site opened in August
of 2008 at Russell Bill Cook, Jr. Community Park
located at 3300 Jones St. The Boselli Foundation
hopes to open more centers throughout Jacksonville.
The focus of these centers is to provide the communi-
ty with a comprehensive, holistic, after-school learn-
ing environment that includes academic enrichment
and remedial education in the areas of read-
ing/language arts and mathematics, supplemental
services, mentoring, and character development. The
Boselli Foundation was created by former
Jacksonville Jaguar Tony Boselli and his wife Angi.
His mother, Candace Boselli Hodgkins, PhD.,
s as Executive Director.
Vaste Systems is a Republic Services company that serves Northeast
blic Services, Inc. has been building on success since its inception in
ig an industry-leading provider of waste and environmental services.
provides trash collection services to commercial, industrial, munici-
ntial customers in 40 states and Puerto Rico through its 400 collec-
is or operates 242
ns, 213 solid waste
78 recycling facili-
npany is headquar-
nix, Arizona and has
,000 einployees. For
nation, visit the
rvices web site at
Local students named to Columbia College dean's list
COLUMBIA COLLEGE ADULT HIGHER EDUCATION DEAN'S LIST via MissouriLink
The following students from this area were named to the Columbia College dean's list
for the March 2009.to May 2009 award period: [Insert students' names and hometowns,
To be named to the dean's list a student must have completed 12 semester hours and
achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or greater on a four point scale.
Columbia College, a private, nonprofit institution founded in 1851 in
Columbia, Mo., educates 25,000 students each year and has more than 61,000
alumni worldwide. The college offers associate, bachelor's and master's
degrees.through its Day, Evening, Online and Nationwide Campuses.
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