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Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla
Creation Date:
July 25, 2009
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United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville


Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981-

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First BlacK
Miss England
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David Murphy Winston Cary Austin, 19,
Two brothers, David Murphy and Winston
Murphy were arrested and charged with the
murder of Timothy Jones, 26. They followed
him after a dispute at a club in September.
Cary Austin, was arrested for the shooting /
death of Tracy Lewis, 41, at a BP gas station -
while he was putting gas in his car on March
18, 2009.
According to records the suspects did not
know the victims.

Felon Sold Gun
AdrianGilliam, 33, has been
arrested for selling the gun, as a .
convicted felon, illegally, that was
used to kill former NFL quarter- Rachael Christie, 20, specializes in the
back, Steve McNair. According to heptathlon and the 400 meters. She is
records, he sold the gun for $100.00 two days the first black Miss England and niece
of British gold medalist, Linford
before the murder suicide. Christie.
Jacksonville Native Honored by NASA
ByA. R. Brinson, HBCU Alumni HOF Steering Committee
Arnold Postell, a Jacksonville native and
graduate of Sandalwood Senior High and
Bethune Cookman, joined the NASA team at
S John F. Kennedy Space Center in 1989 and is
presently director of the Avionics Engineering
Division and responsible for all Space Flight
Vehicles including the Space Shuttle.
This year, he was recognized for outstand-
ing leadership of efforts to enable technical
excellence in Avionics at the Kennedy Space
Center. The medal is issued by NASA's
Headquarters in Washington, D.C. His award
is one of the agency's most competitive and
distinguished recognition.
Arnold is the proud father of three, Stacie, Trenton, Ashley and a doting grandfa-
ther of four, Auree, Lacheri, Treven and Tianna. He is pastor of Unity Fellowship
Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Teddy Washington, a Jacksonville native, and dent and founder of Glorify Entertainment
well known trumpet player with such giants as Group and President of the Jacksonville
James Brown, B.B. King and Louis Armstrong, Gospel Announcer's Guild, passed
passed Thursday. He was 78. See Page B-1. Thursday. See Page B-1

Is Billie,

Health Care

Jean About aTrue Story?
Shown is Michael Jackson
and Omar Bhatti who was 12 in
this picture in 1996. Omar is a
S dancer and Norwegian rapper.
"j _. He sat with the Jackson family
SS at the memorial service and is
thought to be Michael's son,
born around the time the King
of Pop won a Grammy for his
': song, Billie Jean.
Omar and his family lived
with Michael at. Neverland
ranch beginning in 1997. He is
Is Continued A-7
For Americans Worth Fighting For

President Obama's effort to get health care for all
Americans, is still being challenged but he has selected a
Florida A&M graduate to hold the position of Surgeon
Copyghe t i General.
Syndicatedconient Dr. Benjamin has been hailed as a MacArthur Grant
Available from Commercial News Providers genius who had worked tirelessly for the poor at a med-
ical clinic she set up in Katrina-ravaged Alabama, named
w The Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic. She is founder
and CEO of the medical facility.
Health-continued A-7

Sixty-five Black Kids Removed from Swim Club Pool
Tyler Perry try to Erase the Racism Pain
Tyler Perry heard the news and appeared to be as shocked as we all were that a swim club outside of
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania asked 65 children of color to leave the Valley Swim Club because "we do not
want to change the complexion of our club."
Althea Wright started a non-profit organization called Creative Steps to help inner-city children. She
booked the Valley Swim Club's pool and paid for it so that the children could use it during the summer.
But some of the children and members were upset because the children were black and Hispanic and,
according to reports, it was also insinuated that they were afraid the kids would steal or hurt the other chil-
dren. "
After a national report on the story, the Club apologized and invited the children to come back even
though they had refunded the money paid by Creative Steps and had asked them not to return.
To help the children through this ordeal, Perry has paid for them to attend Disney World, Aug. 1-3, 2009.

Settlement Conference
Ordered for City's Firefighters
Jacksonville fire department has been experiencing
race issues for years that includes a 1971 hiring dis-
crimination case that has been re-opened. Therefore,
this week, a judge decided to set a settlement confer-
ence to address issues ranging from hiring and promo-
tions as well as a hostile working environment. The
conference will be led by Senior U.S. District Judge
Henry Schlesinger and include the NAACP, the fire-
fighters union, the black firefighters union and the U.
S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


Michael Vick Completes
Sentence Released

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, Michael
Vick who just completed his prison sentence
for federal dogfighting, was released Monday
and returned to his home in Virginia. His elec7-
tronic monitor has been removed and he is now
able to put forth effort to end his NFL suspen-
sion and resume his pro football career. He is
waiting to meet with NFL commissioner Roger
Goodell but no date has been scheduled.

FBI Has Tip Line

By the numbers ,
Our Submit a Crime Tip function on www.fbi.gov
was established immediately after 9111 to receive apsh
from the public relating to terrorist threat. The bp
June's main function continues to be protecting
against another major terrodst attack, but our
analysts and agents analyze every tip that comes in.
Since 2001, we have ieceivpd moe tha 2.3 million tlps 3 l,258

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Many are concerned, especially if they listen to or view cer-
tain news facilities, that President Obama and the nation
should fear terrorist attacks.
Shown above is the FBI chart, by the numbers, on their effort
to keep America and its citizens safe, and definitely the 44th
President and his family.

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As legislators on Capitol
Hill make crucial decisions
right now to reform America's
broken health care system,
thousands of children across
the country raised their voices
demanding health coverage
for all children during the
Children's Defense Fund
(CDF) Freedom Schools
annual National Day of Social
Action. A summer .literacy
enrichment model, the CDF
Freedom Schools program
provides free summer and
after-school reading and cul-
tural enrichment programs for
thousands of children at sites
from California to Maryland
and from Minnesota to Texas
and Florida. Each child is
required to engage in a service
activity. They also are empow-
"ered to be an active citizen and
raise their voices for just treat-
ment for themselves and oth-
ers. All learn about the vital
role children played in the
Civil Rights Movement in
ending legal segregation in
our country.
During this year's National
Day of Social Action, on July
13, nearly 12,000 children in
27 states from 135 CDF
Freedom Schools sites
marched, held rallies and
health fairs, visited
Congressional offices, and
conducted letter-writing cam-
paigns urging their Senators
and Representatives to ensure
real child health reform this
year for all nine million unin-
sured children and the mil-
lions more who are underin-
sured as part of national health

reform legislation for all.
Children used their own words
to tell their political leaders
how critical it is that health
reform legislation ensure
every child in America acces-
sible, affordable, equitable,
comprehensive health' cover-
age regardless" of where they
The CDF Freedom
Schools program seeks to
empower children to make a
difference in their families,
their communities, their coun-
try and their world, through
education, service and action.
Our college-age teachers
deliver a strong reading-rich
curriculum designed to help
children love to read and learn
as well as motivate them to
serve others-a value we hope
will follow them the rest of
their -lives. Parents come to
weekly workshops to learn
about child development and
how to support their children's
school achievement. And the
importance of nonviolent con-
flict resolution is shared with
children and adults.
We took it as a good omen
that the children's National
Day of Social Ae#ion coincid-
ed with President Obama's
announcement that he is nom-
inating the extraordinary Dr.
Regina Benjamin to be the
nation's next Surgeon General.
A wonderful role model, she is
the founder of a health clinic in
the small shrimping village of
Bayou la Batre, Alabama, on
the Gulf Coast. She rebuilt the
clinic three times following
two hurricanes and a fire.

Children Demand Real Child Health Reform
Legislation in Congress for All Children
Marian Wright Edelman.
President of the Children's Defense Fund


Office Assistant: Chrystal Gregg
Investigative Reporter: Lonzie Leath
Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelts, Carl Davis, Laurence Green, F.
M. Powell, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Clarissa Davis, Andrea
Franklin, Delores Mainor Woods
Columnists: Ulysses Watkins, Jr., M.D., Ester Davis, Lucius Gantt, Deanna,
Cynthia Ferrell
Distribution and Sales: Dan Randolph, Pat Randolph, Abeye Ayele, Cassie
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Founded In April 1951 By Eric 0. Simpson
First African American Inducted Into
The Florida Press Hall Of Fame

Many of her low-income
patients lack health insurance
or the money to pay for care,
but she served them anyway.
She is the first Black woman
and physician under 40 to be
elected to the American
Medical Association Board of
Trustees, and the first Black
woman to be president of a
State Medical Society in the
United States. She is the recip-
ient of numerous honors and
awards including a MacArthur
"Genius" Fellowship.
In announcing Dr.
Benjamin's nomination,
President Obama said, "I
know there are those who
believe we should wait to
solve this problem, or take a
more incremental approach, or
simply do nothing....Make no
mistake: The status quo on
health care is no longer an
option for the United States of
America....And now we in
Washington and across
America have to refuse to give
up on the goal of health care
that is affordable and accessi-
ble for every last one of us."
I agree that the status quo is
no longer an option for our
nation's children as well as the
tens of millions of other
Americans who are uninsured
and underinsured. The thou-
sands of students who
marched demanding a.national
health safety net for all chil-
dren are trying to make adults
and our political leaders
understand that health cover-
age is a right, and that every
child's life is of equal value.
President Obama and
Congressional leaders must
make sure that fixing our bro-
ken child health system is a
strong priority in any final
health reform legislation. The
current House proposal falls

short and may leave millions
of children worse rather than
better off on both affordability
and benefits. That is unaccept-
able and we need to tell our
leaders so.
Children of color are dis-
proportionately uninsured and
are more likely to be in poor
health. The recent expansion
of the Children's Health
Insurance Program (CHIP)
left six million children still
uninsured and millions more
underinsured without all the
medically necessary benefits
that Medicaid-eligible chil-
dren are provided. Children
understand how important
health care is to them and their
families. I hope the students'
witness will help push adults
to take responsibility for pro-
viding them the comprehen-
sive, affordable health cover-
age everyone-especially
Please add your voice to
this important struggle! You
can help- make the CDF
Freedom Schools children's
call to action even louder by
sending an email today to your
Members of Congress and to
the White House. They need to
hear that now is the time for
real health care reform for all
children and pregnant women,
that no child should be worse
rather than better off, and that
no child should be left to an
unjust 50-state lottery of geog-
raphy where a child's eligibili-
ty, costs and benefits depend
on where they live. Our chil-
dren must have a basic nation-
al safety net like senior citi-
zens and this is the year to do
it. Children cannot wait. They
have only one childhood.

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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services

preparing once again to host their annual Historical
Preservation Celebration of the A.L. Lewis School and
Reunion. This celebration will include a back-to-school
Health Fair and School Supply give-away. The Health Fair
will be facilitated by the St. Vincent's Ronald McDonald
Care Mobile. Please come join us on August 1, 2009 from
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 600 Eaverson St. Booth rental
space available. For more information, contact Rev. Aaron
J. Flagg, Jr. at (904) 382-3429 or Rev. C.E. Banks at (904)
SURVIVE -By William and Sean Jackson... "It is a wise
father that knows his own child" -Shakespeare. Our
young men are being taken away at an alarming rate,
either being killed or incarcerated. The recent Real Talk..
Real Change, Black Male Symposium and Boys2Men
Symposium address similar issues. We see more shootings
that are claiming the lives of those who should have a
promising future ahead of them and young black. males
not being responsible. Young men such as these fell at the
hands of those who have sworn to protect and serve,
young men such as Sean Bell, Omar Edwards and
DeAuntae Farrow; they did not know who their killers
were by name, but were unable to prevent the events of
their demise. Tragic events show that fathers, grandfa-
thers, stepfathers and even men in ministry/clergy, those
that are mentors to young men are hard. pressed to teach
our young black men survival skills to keep them from
being targets and victims. Even President Barack Obama
has challenged black fathers to step up and take on their
responsibility in the lives of their children. He sets a
model for other fathers even with the added responsibili-
ties of his Presidential service. In a past Fathers Day
speech,"If we are honest with ourselves, we'll admit that
too many fathers are missing missing from too many
lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their
responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the
foundations of our families are weaker because of it" (Sen.
Barack Obama 2008). This comes from a man who looks
like us, has a wife and children who look like us, so no
excuses can be given against such true words even in the
cases when Bill Cosby and Rev. Jessie Jackson spoke sim-
ilar words, they were criticized but spoke similar truths.
Constitutional Rights and Religion -The constitutional
right of "due process" has in some cases been bypassed
from innocent until proven guilty, to guilty judgments and
a sentences of executions. There appears that the constitu-
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tional rights of young black males has been violated, sub-
jugated and denigrated to the point of guilty and execution
(figuratively). The first part of Ephesians 6:4 says,
"Fathers, don't exasperate your children" (NIV). In other
words, encourage them in honorable actions, don't anger
them then turn them out to a world where their lives are
not taken as important and valuable. In Proverbs 4:4 "Let
thine heart retain thy words: keep my commandments and
live" (KJV). Who would have thought these words would
prove so truthful in the 21st century. In these United States
of America our young men's time lines are slowly dimin-
ishing; 'devaluing to a point of unimportance. Across this
country more and more young men are being gunned
down by those who look like them. Fathers, our teachings
to our sons must go beyond how to ride bike, being
respectful to women, the importance of obtaining an edu-
cation, going to church for praise and worship, we have to
teach our children the lessons of life, the lessons of sur-
vival, how to stay alive when there are those who do not
value them as we should and do.
What if fathers were more involved -Bertrand Russell
states, "The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want
their children to be a credit to them" (1963), but how can
this be if fathers are not there to teach, guide and be a
model? What has changed since we celebrated 100 years
of Fathers Day celebrations in 2009, are fathers more
committed to their children, have they resigned to the fact
that they have responsibilities that require them to man up
and be a father to their children? Are there more mentors
in our communities, churches and schools? As Reggie.
Fulwood states, "You could easily argue that if more men
are involved in their children's lives crime would be down
and more of ouryouth-especially young men have more of
a sense of direction." I would take it one step further that
if more men did their jobs our young men would not have
targets on their backs and tomb stones over them.
Evidence is seen -Increasing Father Involvement by
Brooke-Weiss, stated that, "Fathers provide emotional,
spiritual, and financial involvement as a whole, bringing a
stable environment to children allowing them to develop
into productive adults and become successful in society in
educational experiences." The evidence is visible in our
communities, in our schools, in our churches and on our
streets. We put our young men's lives at risk and others
when we as men do not take the time or the opportunity.to
teach how to conduct them in public, to pull up their pants,
to talk respectfully to women, to respect authority and act
with intelligence and pride. Intelligence is not just in peo-
ple with degrees, but those that strive to improve them-
selves, who are willing and eager to learn lessons of life to
survive, thrive and grow; those doing positive things in
our communities, schools and churches, if many of our
young men act like thugs and gansta's then many will be
treated as such and subjected to actions that prove deadly.
Mr. Fullwood makes a valid point in his words, "I admit
that being a black man in America or anywhere is hard,
but again, that's no excuse for not being apart of your
child's, life."
Teach the Word -Another important part of Ephesians 6:4
says, "Bring them up in the training and instruction of the
Lord" (NIV). Fathers teach your sons words that empow-
er them with positive spiritual energies. Model and define
a spirit and Word guided life. When they have the Word in
them they will follow the Word. Teachers can't teach it,
the government can't teach it, the media can't teach it, but
fathers can and must teach.
Conclusion -Pastor David Reagan (The Role of a Father),
validates a man's role in the home and in their children's
life with these comments, "It is due to the neglect, irre-
sponsibility and selfishness of a father that the home does
not feel his presence". This lack of fatherly presence
infests beyond our homes, but also our communities and
our churches. It is past time for more fathers to stand up
and make a commitment to their children.


ATKINS, Mrs. Ella Nora,
died July 19, 2009.
BLUNT, Mrs. Esther E.,
died July 18, 2009.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
BORDEN, Mrs. Frances,
died July 17, 2009.
BORING, David died July
17, 2009.
BROWN, Dominique N.,
17, died July 16, 2009.

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July 15, 2009.
BUTLER, Lanaetria R.,
28, died July 17, 2009.
DAVIS, Ms. Es0ie B., 91,
died July 15, 2009.
EVERETT, Winifred J.,
died July 14, 2009.
FISER, Billie J., 87, died
July 13, 2009.
83, died July 17, 2009.
GREEN, Juanita, died
July 14, 2009.
HUMPHREY, Vicky died
July 20, 2009.
JAMES,' Melvin E., 51,
died July 16, 2009.
KEY, Fannie L., died July
19, 2009.
NICKEL, Kevin D.,
died July 16, 2009.
LAGAREZ, Edward, died
July 18, 2009.
LEWIS, Conrad, 44, died
July 1.5, 2009.
died July 18, 2009.
NORRIS, Doris, died July
14, 2009.
REED, Doris C., died July
16, 2009.
SAM, Beverly, 60, died-
July 20, 2009.
SCOTT, Earnestine L.,
60, died July 13, 2009.
R., died July 19, 2009.
THOMAS, Willie Mae,
83, died July 14, 2009.
WATTLEY, Mrs. Rose
M., 57, died July 18, 2009.
Myrtice, 71, died July 17,

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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning ';
Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. ,
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) F2
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............ 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Eric Lee
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus i.
(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

"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 .
M morning W orship...........................................................................1..... 1:00 a.m .
Tuesday............................................ Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
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"'There 's Always Somethinzg Happen ing On The First Coast"

Jacksonville Links Hosts Gee's Bend
Exhibit at The Cummer
The long awaited arrival of the Gee's Bend Quilt Exhibit at The Cummer -
Museum of Arts and Gardens was during the Spring. The Jacksonville Chapter,
Links, Incorporated who had been very involved in the Gee's Bend Quilter's
Collective's decision to include a First Coast site on their exhibit schedule, ",' -
thought it fitting to invite their friends to see the exhibit before the exhibit's '"' ,
Collective History: Gee's Bend is a small rural community nestled into a
curve in the Alabama River southwest of Selma, Alabama. Founded in antebel-
lum times, it was the site of cotton plantations, primarily the lands of Joseph
Gee and his relative Mark Pettway, who bought the Gee estate in 1850. After
the Civil War, the freed slaves took the name Pettway, became tenant farmers *'
for the Pettway family, and founded an all-black community nearly isolated
from the surrounding world. During the Great Depression, the federal govern- Jacksonville Links members Mses. Jacksonville Links member Ms. Mari- A. ''ille
ment stepped in to purchase land and homes for the community, bringing Maretta Latimer, Candance Thompson Esther Norman with her colleagues President
strange renown as an "Alabama Africa" to this sleepy hamlet. and Dr. Kia Mitchell-Kemp. from the Blueprini for Leadership memberWilliams S
The town's women developed a distinctive, bold, and sophisticated quilting Manning.
style based on traditional American (and African American) quilts, but with a geometric simplicity
reminiscent of Amish quilts and modem art. The women of Gee's Bend passed their skills and aes-
thetic down through at least six generations to the present. In 2002, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
in partnership with the nonprofit Tinwood Alliance, of Atlanta, presented an exhibition of seventy quilt o
masterpieces from the Bend. The exhibition, entitled "The Quilts of Gee's Bend," is accompanied by /
two companion books, The Quilts of Gee's Bend, and the larger Gee's Bend: The Women and Their /
Quilts, both published by Tinwood Media, as well as a documentary video on the Gee's Bend quilters
and a double-CD of Gee's Bend gospel music from 1941 and 2002.
The "Quilts of Gee's Bend" exhibition has received tremendous international acclaim, beginning
at its showing in Houston, then at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the other
museums on its twelve-city American tour. Newsweek, National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation,
Art in America, CBS News Sunday Morning, PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the Martha .
Stewart Living television show, House and Garden, Oprah's 0 magazine, and Country Home mag- -,. V
azine are among the hundreds of print and broadcast media organizations that have celebrated the -
quilts and the history of this unique town. Art critics worldwide have compared the quilts to the works Jacksonville Links member/Columnist
of important artists such as Henri Matisse and Paul eeBetty Asque Davis and hubby J. Carl Davis, Jacksonville Links
of important artists such as Henri Matisse and Paul Klee. Sr. with granddaughters Maria and Moira Gwendolyn Leapheart,
For more information on Gee's Bend Quilts visit: www.quiltsofgeesbend.com. Singleton. McCarthy and Mrs.
What a delightful summer evening it was for all!! 1' .itarsiha Dean Pe/its.

Ladies of Elite Sorority's
llth Annual Induction & Coronation Ceremony .

More than 200 guests are expected to welcome the
group of 12 to 18 -year-olds at the 11th Annual Induction
& Coronation Ceremony Event for the young ladies of
SLadies of Elite Sorority. This is a coming-out of sorts for
members of the Ladies of Elite Sorority, Inc. The young
ladies will be presented by their fathers / father figures
during the ceremony at The Lake Newman Event Center -
ir at Cecil Field on August 29, 2009 at 7:00pm. They will Jacksonville Links members Mesdames At right, Ms. Karen
receive their official membership certificates along with Margaret Johnson and Thela Lewis with one with a Reception Gue
their membership pendants. The winner of the title 'Miss exception.
Ladies of Elite 2009," Tatyana A. Jones will receive $
100.00 in gift prizes. She will also continue be featured in
Ms. Blaire Jhane'Davis, a member ofthe many events and functions throughout the community.
Ladies of Elite Sorority's Coronation The queen's court will also include the first runner up,
Court. Blaire Jhane' Davis.
The other inductees include: Persha' Scruggins, Jasmine Marshall, Samantha Thomas, Alexis
Miller, Cornique Carnes, Shatavia Oglesby, Amoni Davis, Maya Gay, Jayda Walker, Bre'Shae | |
Addison, Keirra Johnson, Diamond Winfield, Allysia Miller, Ariel Wilson, Destiney Winfield,
Alexis Bannister, Cherise Bruce, Xvendia Only, Tyonna Winfield, Ke'Shianti Oliver, Yazmine .
Only, Brianna Barnes, and De'Amber Sims. ,n.
This event is sponsored by the Elite Youth Services, Inc. locallyand nationally. .i
Don't miss this wonderful 'memory making' event and if you are/ or know of a girl that may be Jacksonville Links member Di
interested in joining Ladies of Elite Sorority, please contact the Elite Youth Services Inc., to speak with Jacksonville Links member Dr. Kemp withGuests at the Ja
Mrs. Lisa Davis, Senior Executive Director @(904) 238-9983 for an application or to register. You Cummer Reception guests. t
can E-mail us at Ladies-of-Elite Jacksonville@hotmail.com today!

The Historic American Beach "Summer Jazz Series" presents
"INSTANT GROOVE" in a repeat musical performance. Bring your
chairs to enjoy food, fun, ocean breezes and great jazz in Burney .
Park cornerr of Gregg and Burney), at Historic American Beach,l.aw
Saturday, July 25, 2009, from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Tasty treats will be '
available from Gourmet Gourmet Restaurant and Catering. This is a
FREE event sponsored by American Beach Property Owner's -- .,
Association (ABPOA). For additional info call 904-277-7960. -
Donations for outstanding projects at American Beach will be Gee's Bend Receptrion Guem ts that included
accepted. Mrs. Joy Bryon from the Daytona Links. At Center Mrs. Wanda Davis shares a
moment with friends at the Gee's Bend Jacksonville Lin
Cummer Reception. Vivian Walker w
Dr. Kahn Walker

These local quilters were so excited with
the Gee's Bend Exhibit.
Jacksonville Links member Mrs. Derya Jacksonville Links member Ms.
Williams with friends. Maretta Latimer and guest Guests at the Gee's Bend Reception at The

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now 25 years of age and has not returned home since,'Michael's memorial service.
He does plan to take a DNA test to see if what he has believed these 25 years is true.
Bhatti's mother Pia worked as a nanny for Michael Jackson's "official" son Prince
Michael II, nicknamed Blanket, and his father Riz became a chauffer. Omar's pos-
sibility of being Michael's biological son was noted in 2003 when a home video was
shown on Dateline from a 1998 video of Michael giving him gifts.
Omar Bhatti was at Neverland when it was raided. The family returned to Norway
but Omar said that he stayed in close contact with Michael and remained loyal to
It has been reported that Bhatti's mother said: "He was the King of Pop. But for
us he was so much more."
According to other reports, the Jackson family accepted Bhatti as Michael's bio-
logical son. He was born after Michael had a 'one night stand' in 1984 and did sit
along side his 'official' children at the memorial service.
The idea that the Norwegian whose stage name is O-Bee is Michael's son is accept-
ed by the family because they say he look so much like Michael, especially when he
was younger. "We have every reason to believe it's his son." He is expected to be
provided for when Jackson's will is untangled.
Jermaine has vowed to welcome Omar Bhatti into the Jackson clan if he proves to
be the singer's fourth child.
Michael's death is still being investigated for a possible manslaughter charge.
Health Continued from A-1

President Obama has been in office for six months and during this entire period, he
has sought to rally support for health care. He vowed on Wednesday to reject any
measure "primarily funded through taxing middle-class families."
The president's desire is to have the health care legislation completed by midsum-
mer because he said he is receiving letters every day from families who are being
clobbered by health care costs.
Mr. Obama is very concerned because much of his credibility on on the line. He
is facing increased criticism from Republicans and his public approval rating is
changing because of the growing federal deficits and fast-rising government debt.
There are millions in America who lack health care coverage. He feels that if he
can get this situation under control, the economy will eventually become stronger
than it was more than a year ago.
It is believed by many that if the tax problems Americans have seen where money
is being sent to off-shore banking facilities to avoid payments of taxes, our econom-
ic situation would be changed even faster. They also believe that the money that has
been sent overseas to avoid taxes should be used to fund health care, when and if it
is returned.
The process of getting bills through the House and Senate is proving to be difficult.
Republican leaders content that Obama's effort and the emerging bills are rushed and
risky and members of the Democratic Party are split.


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Romantic Dinner for Two [ 7 S

There is no better way to put spice into a relationship than to prepare a romantic dinner. If you want to romance your spouse or
woo your new sweetheart, the old saying is true, "The best way to the heart is through the stomach". Romantic dinners aren't just
for Valentine's Day and anniversaries. It doesn't matter if you are serving spaghetti or macaroni and cheese, the presentation and
atmosphere will turn any dinner into a night to remember.
The following tips from romance.com are very helpful in planning your date.

Planning and Preparation

Impress Her/Him With an Invitation
Send an invitation to your sweetheart instead of calling them up and inviting them over the phone. Be sure to include the date,
time, location and dress code and state dinner will be served.

Chet cyntnia is a graduate
of the University of Houston.
She is the owner of Bennie
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The Secret to Choosing What to Make started by her father, Bennie
Instead of consulting "romantic meal" menus, when deciding what to cook, ask your partner what his or her favorite meals are. Ferrell.
It doesn't matter how much of an aphrodisiac oysters are, if your sweetheart doesn't like oysters, your plan won't work. Once you
find out what their favorite meals are you can search the Internet to find the recipe. Try. cooking.com, they test all their recipes and usually include a pic-
ture. Keep the menu simple with a recipe you have tested.

What To Wear
Dress to impress. If the room, the table and the meal is going to be fancy shouldn't your attire
also fit the bill? Tell your sweetheart to wear something extra nice.

More Food Tips
Plan ahead so that everything on your plate is ready to be served at once. Jumping up through-
out the meal to stir your vegetables just isn't romantic.
If you will be serving a dessert, we suggest preparing it earlier in the day or the day before so
that it will be ready to eat whenever the meal is over.
Wine is a traditional compliment to a romantic dinner.. .but not everyone drinks wine. Optionally
replace it with cider or an imitation wine that is alcohol free. Garnish your drink with strawberries
or a slice of fruit.

A Romantic Atmosphere
Use your nicest dishes.
Set up the table in the most romantic room of your house.
Use fabric napkins if possible. For a nice added touch, roll each napkin loosely, put a small rose .
on top of it then tie them together with a piece of ribbon.
Turn off the phone, cellphone and turn on your favorite romantic music to set the mood.
Use table clothand sprinkle it with rose petals or heart shaped confetti.
Candles always set the mood. Add lots and lots of candles. Avoid scented ones which may dis-
tract from the wonderful aroma of your food.
Clean as you cook, but don't worry about the mess afterwards; leave the .dishes till morning and
enjoy each other!
If you have any questions or comments please email chefcynthia@yahoo.com and visit my
website www.bennieferrell.com


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Jacksonville Lost Two Musical Greats

July 22, 2009 -Jacksonville is in morn today for two of its great music legends,
Gospel music promoter Brother Jerome "Jaye" Brummell and National Jazz great
Teddy Washington, from Jacksonville.
Jerome Brummell was formerly a radio announcer with WCGL until he found-
ed and held the position of President of Glorify Entertainment Group. Jaye was also
President of the Jacksonville Gospel Announcer's Guild. Brother "Jaye" passed this
morning around 5:30 est and he will be funeralized this Saturday in his home state
of Saginaw, Michigan. There will be a memorial celebration of his homegoing on
August 29th here in Jacksonville, which will be, the llth Anniversary of Glorify
Entertainment Group. This event will be a celebration of the Life of "Jaye".- We
thank God for His soldier and for the impact his Godly example has had on each of
Teddy Washington was a native of Jacksonville who played the trumpet with
music greats such as James Brown, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and
Dizzie Gillespie. He died Tuesday at the age of 78.
Mr. Washington's manager Ron Pathak called him "one of Jacksonville's cultur-
al jewels our own ambassador of music." He also played charity concerts for more
than 20 years at the bird sanctuary B.E.A.K.S. founded by Cindy Mosling.
He moved back to Jacksonville in the early 80's and was committed to the
Jacksonville Jazz Festival. He spent 8 years as festival director. He was inducted into
the festival Hall of Fame in 2006. He performed in the festival 19 times, the last one
was this past Spring with other members of the Hall of Fame.
After graduating from Old Stanton High School in 1949, Mr. Washington was
drafted and played with the Army band. Back in civilian life, he toured for a time
with B.B. King and got involved in several other music endeavors before he decid-
ed to return to Jacksonville in 1981 to launch a cable TV show, "The Teddy
Washington Show," that lasted about five years.
In the last decade, Mr. Washington, who had an extensive collection of musical
memorabilia, became increasingly interested in musical history.
Beginning in 1999, he produced a series of awards shows, called the Teddy
Washington Follies, that honored those who had contributed to Jacksonville's musi-
cal heritage.
There will be a celebration of Mr. Washington's life at the Jacksonville Landing
at a date not yet determined.

Clara McLaughlin, CEO of The Florida & Georgia Star is shown with Brother Jaye at
one of the many functions associated with the media.

Teddy If ashingtlon and his entire band on stage.

Teddy Washington, former City Councilwoman, Pat Lockett
Felder, and Frank Powell, II, photographer of The Florida
& Georgia Star, attending a banquet at the Mary Singleton

Jacksonville 2006

Teddy Washington, Cynthia Baker, and Frank Powell, II,
November of 2006 at the Mary Singleton Center.

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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.
SOUTHERN WOMEN'S SHOW at the Prime Osborn Convention Center,
October 15 18, 2009. Satisfy your cravings at the Southern Women's Show!
Don't miss savvy shopping, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips,
trendy fashion shows, great celebrity guests, and fabulous prizes. Show
Hours: Thursday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8
p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Advance Discount Tickets available at participat-
ing Panera locations for $7. Friends Four Pack: 4 tickets for $32; additional
tickets ($8 each). Admission: $10 at door; $9 in advance online; Youth (6-12),
$5 at door and online; ages six and under free with paying adult. To order tick-
ets or for more information call (704) 376-6594 or visit
for Innocent Victims of Violent Crime on Florida's First Coast -Jacksonville,
FL, July 1, 2009 Get your motors running! Hundreds of motorcycles led by
the Grand Marshal, Sheriff John Rutherford, will thunder through the streets
of Jacksonville on July 25, 2009 for the 4th annual "Ride For Justice" to ben-
efit the Justice Coalition. This 50 mile ride will begin at Big Bike Motorcycle
located at 3842 Sunbeam Rd Jacksonville, FL 32257. This scenic, serene, JSO
escorted ride will end at Old Plank Road Baptist Church, 8964 Old Plank Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32220. Registration for the ride begins at 8:30 a.m., kick-
stands up at 10 a.m. At the finish line, bikers will enjoy a delicious lunch, door
prizes, raffles and much more. The ride is limited to 500 bikers. Registration
is $25 per biker, $10 per passenger, with all proceeds going to the Justice
Coalition. Donations are also being accepted. Registration can be done in per-
son or by mail at: Justice Coalition at 1935 S. Lane Avenue, Jacksonville, FL,
32210, Big Bike Motorcycles at 3842 Sunbeam Road Jacksonville, FL, 32257
and Shapell's inc. at 8565 Stocks Rd Jacksonville, FL, 32220. For more infor-
mation, contact Buddy Key at 904-262-2453 or 302-1787. You can also log
on to www.justicecoalition.org.
WOMEN N POWER -Women of God come out and experience fellowship,
encouragement and motivation in the natural and a provoking push to your
destiny in the Spirit. Jacksonville Chapter of Women N Power International
Ministries will have their monthly meeting Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 11:00
a.m. This meeting will be held at Rosalyn Villas, 1800 Edgewood Ave.,
Jacksonville, FL. Refreshments will be provided for you. Ladies will gather
in the Rosalyn Villas library. For more information, please contact Lady
Faustina Andrews at 276-3462 or email her at ladyfaustina@gmail.com




SDo You And Your Loved One Feel Blitzed By Menopause?


Mood swings, irritability, cotton brain Jan Brehm had them all as she
3 entered menopause. Her husband, Ron, was baffled at the sudden change in his
loving wife as she struggled to keep her well-ordered life in order and their mar-
riage on track.
"One minute she'd be laughing and then she'd burst into tears," he says. "I
never knew what to say or how she'd take it. I felt as though I was walking a
The hormonal rollercoaster of menopause is enough to drive a wedge
between two partners and, as it happened, Jan came up with a brilliant idea. "It's
a way to help husbands understand the emotional and physical changes that
we're going through," says Jan, an actress and filmmaker.
"Guys might not read a book about menopause, but they'll usually sit down
to watch a DVD, especially if it's funny," says Jan, who has produced the hilar-
ious DVD Blitzed by Menopause. It comes with its companion playbook Fair
Play During Menopause, which contains lighthearted and professional advice to
help couples deal with the baffling symptoms that accompany the change of life.
"This should be the best of times," adds Jan, "not the worst of times. With
this DVD and playbook, couples can not only laugh, they can grow closer
instead of further apart."
In the DVD, there's plenty of fun for all. The material was crafted primari-
ly for the men who want learning tools to help them empathize with the woman
in their life.
Blitzed by Menopause featuring Dr. Tori Hudson also provides the latest
information on HRT, bio-identical and compound~jg hormones and is now
available through Sweet Pea Productions LLC in Portland, Oregon. To learn
more about Jan Brehm and Sweet Pea Productions, LLC, or to view a trailer of E
the DVD, go to: www.planetsweetpea.com.

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March 21st thru April 19th

Think about reviewing your website,
starting a blog or learning more about the
power of social media. At the start of the
week your creativity will be at a peak and
you will be keen to share your thoughts
with anyone who may be able to help
you bring them to fruition. The Solar
Eclipse in Cancer may bring positive
change to your home and family life. If
you have wanted to move house this
could be your lucky week!

April 20th thru May 20th
You may have to deal with extra expens-
es, but also want to splash out on a few
luxuries. Paying household bills may
take up a chunk of your cash, but unde-
terred you may have plans to spruce up
your home by indulging in fresh paint or
some soft furnishings. If you need to sort
out any financial issues this is a good
time to create a system that works for
you. Fabulous aspects on Sunday make
it a great day for socializing.

1 Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd

Travel may be on the cards, whether it's a
business trip or a vacation it looks like it
is going to be fun. The Sun will move
into Leo encouraging you get out and
socialize. Expect more calls and invita-
tions and give out a few out as well.
Networking goes well if you want to
meet new business associates. The week-
end brings many wonderful things your
way. In particular a meeting may be the
start of a new romance. Be ready!

Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
Time to ask a few questions, gather
information, and meet up with key peo-
ple. If you are going for an interview
expect the unexpected. Monday is very
favorable for closing a deal or getting a
job acceptance that will lead to a higher
salary. The weekend brings a chance of a
windfall or money coming to you. If you
own a property or are looking to buy
property, you may get a real deal at this
time. Things are looking up!

Mam 21st thru June 21st Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st

This week's Lunar Eclipse may coincide
with the chance to create new streams of
income and improve your earning power.
You are in a dynamic mood and ready for
anything. Mars and Venus in Gemini
indicate that you are at your flirtatious
best and impressing your lover, friends
and co-workers with your fabulous
smile. Meanwhile Mercury is in Leo and
your communication zone, so you are
enjoying making the first move when it
comes to sharing ideas and getting in

June 22nd thru July 22nd
Tuesday's Solar Eclipse occurs in your
sign, creating chaos and bringing the
potential for magic in its wake. By the
following day both the Sun and Moon
have moved into sunny and warmhearted
Leo. This suggests that you will find
light and the perspective you need to
resolve any ongoing issues. Solar
Eclipses often coincide with unique
opportunities that need some courage for
you to embrace them. Whatever comes
your way, see it as the next step up rather
than down.

July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
You may not notice this week's Solar
Eclipse as much as some. It may shake
your spiritual beliefs into a new format,
encouraging change at the deepest levels
of being. Situations that you have
endured for some time, may crumble
leaving you free to step out into the
unknown. There also is plenty of action
taking place in your social zone, and you
are likely to be busy organizing events
and bringing people together. The week-
end is best for entertaining and relaxing
with friends and family.

Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
The Solar Eclipse on Tuesday takes
place in Cancer and may have a pro-
found effect on your social life and
your long-term dreams and goals.
Friends may come and go and you
may decide to move clubs or change
the social circle you normally inhab-
it. As the Sun moves into Leo on
Wednesday, this is the time of the
year when it helps to relax more and
give yourself space for reflection. A
lucrative deal may come your way
over the weekend.


Time to ask a few questions, gather
information, and meet up with key peo-
ple. If you are going for an interview
expect the unexpected. Monday is very
favorable for closing a deal or getting a
job acceptance that will lead to a higher
salary. The weekend brings a chance of a
windfall or money coming to you. If you
own a property or are looking to buy
property, you may get a real deal at this
time. Things are looking up!

. Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th

The big news for you is the Solar Eclipse
in Cancer, which is going to stir up part-
nership issues and bring change your
way. If your relationship is strong, you
may be tested by events but it won't have
much effect on you as a couple. If you
have been moving through a period of
real difficulty and have felt that the rela-
tionship was not getting anywhere at all
- this may be the time you decide to call
it a day.

v'i;'. Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
This week's Solar Eclipse may affect
work and health issues. If you have been
neglecting your health in any way, this is
just the wake up call you need to get
back on track. Your love life looks more
exciting than it has been, especially if
you are newly in love or dating. The
weekend in particular is going to bring
you many reasons to smile. If you going
out to a party, expect a nice surprise -
something you have always wanted!

4 Feb 19th thru March 20th
Love affairs take a new direction as
the Solar Eclipse brings dramatic and
interesting events in this area.
Family issues may come to the sur-
face, but that this is a great time to
clear the air and get things sorted
out. A good time to freshen your
place up, give it a coat of paint, or
landscape the garden. The weekend
opens up space for you to enjoy
being alone with your dreams. Do
your own thing and recharge your



Your Weekly

July 20, 2009 July 26, 2009

All suspects are deemed innocent unIms proven iilt.1, in it court qt, /aw. The
Sheriff's Ofjice reports tire a matter of'pithlic recoriL The Star seeks to edu-
cate the community in the hope ql'keeping our commullit), sqfi?

Hit and Run

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Rogero Rd and Commerce St in
response to a hit and run accident.
Upon arrival he met with wit-
ness 2 who advised that the suspect
(Fred) ran the stop sign on Commerce
St and hit her while she was travelling
in her vehicle Southbound on Rogero
Rd. Witness 1 advised she saw the sus-
pect run the stop sign as well.
Witness I stated that the suspect
then left the scene. Officer arrived on
the scene and began to canvass for the
suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle
was quickly located on Brandemere Rd
S. Officer then located the suspect about
5 minutes after the call was received,
walking in the road at King Arthur Rd.
Officer had been notified by several
neighbors about the description of the
person seen getting out of the suspect
vehicle and the suspects clothing
matched this description.
Officer advised that the suspect
stated that he was disoriented and that
he had been driving the suspect vehicle.
The suspect wxas identified by the two
witnesses as the driver of the suspect
vehicle. Officer also located the keys to
the suspect's vehiclee in the suspect's
front left jean pocket. The keys were
turned into the property room.
Officer 2 completed an NOIR
and towed the vehicle after speaking
with the parent of the owner of the vehi-
cle. The suspect was placed in the back
seat of police car. There was a strong
odor of alcoholic beverage emanating
from the suspect. The suspect post
Miranda advised that around 1030 he
had consumed two beers. The suspect's
speech was slurred slightly and his eyes
were red. The suspect went to sleep in
the back seat and was hard to wake.
When the suspect was placed in the
hack seat hle went to sleep. The suspect
w'as very hard to wake to answer ques-
tions and appeared very disoriented
when he opened his eyes. The suspect
was not gien the field sobriety exercis-
es due to being a threat to himself in his
current condition and for being a flight
risk after attempting to liee from the
traffic accident. The suspect's drivers
license was suspended for the prior
The suspect was arrested and
transported to the PTOF where a breath-
alyzer test was conducted.

Sister Throws

Bleach Onto

Brothers Face

Officer was dispatched to a
domestic battery located at Thelma
Street. He had been dispatched to the
house earlier that night because the sus-
pect, Jacky, refused to unlock the door
and let victim, Gary, inside the house.
The victim, Gary, stated that he
was locked out of the house by his sis-
ter, Jacky. He stated that he tried to
knock on the door several times but
Jacky would not come to the door. He

stated that he continued to knock on the
door until Jacky opened the door. Gary
entered the residence and sat on the
sofa. Jacky threw a cup of bleach on
Gary. The bleach got on Gary's clothes.
face. and in his eyes.
Mr. Gary refused rescue. Officer
observed a bleached shirt and pants on
Gary. His face appeared blotched and
his eyes were red from the bleach that
got on his face and in his eyes.
There were no witnesses.
Officer read Jacky her Miranda
rights. She stated that she became angry
with Gary because he continued to
knock on the door. She stated that she
let Gary inside the house and threw a
cup of bleach on him when he sat on the
sofa. Jacky stated that she was sorry for
throwing the bleach. Jacky and Gary are
brother and sister and reside in the same
house. Ms. Jacky was arrested and
transported to the PDF.

Can't Get Over
Break Up

Officer received a call at
University Blvd. for a batter). 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. Baskmins said
that the suspect has a key to her apartment
and was there just one day prior. The vic-
rim told me that during the confrontation
the suspect broke her bedroom door.
Police observed damage to the
bedroom door and did not observe any vis-
ible signs of injury to the victim. The sus-
pects 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 suspended. State Attorney's Card

Relationships Can
Get Messy

Officers were dispatched to
Rutledge Oaks Lane in reference to
a dispute.
Upon arrival, they contacted
victim. She said that at around 1500
hours the listed suspect made a ver-
bal threat of violence towards her
while she was standing in front of
her relative's house. The suspect
drove by the residence once, turned
around and came back, pulling into
the driveway and yelling to the vic-
tim: "I'm gonna beat you're a**!" The
victim did not approach the vehicle
and the suspect drove off without
incident. The suspect is the wife of
the victim's formerI married
boyfriend, Mr. Stubbs, The suspect
is angry with the victim because she
had an extramarital relationship with
The victim felt the threat of
violence was credible. Officers
advised her to update the order of
protection she has against Stubbs to
include the suspect.
They issued the victim a state
attorney's card and instructed her on
the filing procedures. Patrol efforts






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Jaguars' Monroe Getting Acquainted to Community

RB Mike Bonh. Sports Editor
Eu'-ene Monroe. the
l.iguars top pick in the
'i )9 NFL D.itt v.as intro-
diced last \eek at a gather-
inr at Digital Video Arts. .
He- .ined autographs and
rieeted f.,ns Monroe did
annllounce his first endorse-
ment, BuIca di Beppo
Italian restaurant and talked
about aiding the cause to
prevent infant deaths in
Jacksonville Coach Jack
Del Rio expects Monroe to
battle veteran Tra Thomas
when camp opens next
month, "I think they are
both good players. I am
happy to have them both
here," said Del Rio during
the organized team activi-
ties. "Eugene is everything
we thought he would be
when we selected him. Tra
was an excellent pick up.
So that will play itself out."
As of Wednesday
Jacksonville had signed
three players from its 2009
draft class. The Jaguars two
top picks offensive tack-
les Monroe, picked No. 8 in
the first round, and Eben
Britton, defensive tackle
Terrance Knighton and cor-
nerback Derek Cox are not
The choice of Monroe
and Britton are key as
Jacksonville was racked by
injuries to the offensive
line 'in the 2008 season.
They got off to a 3-3 start.

The Jags lost eight of their
last ten games finishing 2-4
in the division and 5-11
o erall for the season
The Jaguars ha\ e signed
\\ide rece'i er Jarett
Dillard. their fifth-round
selection in this ear's col-
lege draft, to a contract.
Dillard, 23, was the
144th player drafted overall
in April following his colle-
giate career at Rice. He set
numerous school, confer-
ence and NCAA records as
he completed his career
with 292 receptions for
4,138 yards and 60 touch-
downs. His 60 career
receiving touchdowns
eclipsed the' previous
NCAA mark of 50 by Troy
Edwards. Dillard is the
only player in college foot-
ball history to produce two
seasons with 20 or more
touchdown catches.
The 5-10, 187-pound
Dillard started in 46 of his
49 college games and was
the first player in his
school's history to receive
all-conference honors three
straight seasons. As a sen-
ior last year, Dillard scored
20 touchdowns while
catching 87 passes for
1,310 yards.
A native of San Antonio,
Texas, Dillard attended
Sam Houston (Tex.) High
School where he graduated
first in his class and was a


fourth-round selection in
the 21.1 10 draft. He %as ai
three-',ear letterman and
t\\o-'ear starter at Ohio
Hartline finished his
collegiate career with L0
receptions for 1.429 \ajrds
and 12 touchdo\\ ns He
attended GlenOak High
School in North Canton,
The next "NFL 101-
Workshop for Women" will
take place at the Five
Points Theatre July 28 from
7-9 p.m.
Each attendee will
receive an NFL 101 work-
book, a special gift and a
ticket to a Jacksonville
Jaguars 2009 home game.
Contact Lori Pugh for
tickets and info at 398-
(Florida Star photos
by Laurence Greene)

inemher of the National
Honor Societ\
Dillard it the third
Jaguars draft choice to sign
a contract. leat ing sixX
tunsigned rookies. The team
is scheduled to report to
training camp on AuL. 2
The Tampa Bay
Buccaneers have signed
DT Roy Miller to a four-
year contract.
Miller was selected in
the third round (81st over-
all) of the 2009 NFL Draft
out of the University of
Texas. In 2008, he was
named first-team All-Big
12 by the league's coaches
and second-team All-Big
12 by The Associated Press
while also earning Fiesta
Bowl Defensive MVP hon-
ors. As a senior, Miller reg-
istered 49 tackles and a
career-high 5.5 sacks. He
appeared in 49 career
games with 19 starts, fin-
ishing his collegiate career
with 138 tackles, 25 tackles
for loss, 10 sacks, six pass-
es defensed, one forced
fumble and one fumble
recovery. The team also
announced that QB Brian
Griese has been released.
The Miami Dolphins
signed wide receiver Brian
The 6-2, 186-pound
Hartline was the team's

Wells' Built Museum of

African-American History Unveils
Magic Exhibit
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The Wells'Built Museum of African-American History unveiled an exhibit on the
Orlando Magic. On hand for the unveiling were, from left, Wells'Built Museum
Executive Director Derrick Gatlin, Orlando Magic Community Ambassador Nick
Anderson, Orlando Magic Chief Operating Officer Alex Martins and Florida State
Representative Geraldine Thompson. (Photo by Fernando Medina, Orlando Magic)
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
Orlando's Wells'Built Museum of African-American History unveiled an exhib-
it on the Orlando Magic, featuring historic photos, jerseys and other items of inter-
est from the franchise.
Dr. William M. Wells was a prominent African-American physician in Orlando
during the first half of the 20th century. He created the South Street Casino to host
touring black bands and, since Orlando was rigorously segregated, he opened the
Wells'Built Hotel next door to house the musicians. Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie,
Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, Ivory Joe Hunter and many other musical greats played
the casino and stayed at the hotel over the years.
The casino is gone now, but the hotel remains.
It has been converted into a museum housing memorabilia of Orlando's African-
American community and displays on the Civil Rights movement in Orlando, along
with some African art on loan from local collectors. Dr. Wells' home has been moved
to the site of the casino; it is being restored and will open to the public.
On hand for the unveiling were Wells'Built Museum Executive Director Derrick
Gatlin, Orlando Magic Community Ambassador Nick Anderson, Orlando Magic
Chief Operating Officer Alex Martins and Florida State Representative Geraldine
Currently, the museum features over 6,000 square feet of display space. It retains
the original hotel facade, guestroom featuring authentic furniture, beading and dec-
orations of the 1930's, and also bears an original interior wall reflecting important
architectural elements and designs unique to the period.
Exhibition material collected for display include: official hotel documents, an
original Negro League baseball jersey, photographs, artifacts, books, multi-media
exhibits, slave records and' other items of historic significance.

Grad Assistant James D. Cooper
DeUnna Hendrix

Former Georgia All-Americans Kim Arnold (gymnastics), Bernadette Locke
(basketball), Brent Noon (track and field) and Matt Stinchcomb (football) have
been chosen for induction into the University of Georgia's Circle of Honor the
school's highest tribute paid to former athletes and coaches.
Locke followed Coach Andy Landers from Roane State Community College to
become Georgia's first female All-American and Academic All-American. Locke
later was a graduate assistant and academic counselor for the Lady Bulldogs before
joining Landers' staff as an assistant coach from 1985-90.
She made national headlines when she departed Georgia to become the first
female assistant coach for a Division I men's basketball program at Kentucky. She
later served as Kentucky's Senior Woman Administrator and then as head women's
basketball coach. Locke has spent the past seven seasons as an assistant coach with
the Wanda's Connecticut Sun.
The quartet will be honored at an induction ceremony on Friday, Sept. 25, at
Butts-Mere Heritage Hall, where they will be permanently enshrined in the Circle
of Honor exhibit. They also will be recognized at the Georgia-Arizona State football
game on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Grambling State announces Cooper as baseball coach
James Cooper has been tabbed as the new head baseball coach of Grambling
State University as announced by, GSU Athletics Director, Lin Dawson in a press
conference held this morning in the student union atrium on the GSU campus.
Cooper, 27, has long been a staple of the Grambling community and has most
recently served as an assistant coach on the Tigers baseball staff.
A graduate of Grambling State, Cooper received a bachelors of science in mar-
keting (2004) as well as a Master's in Sports Administrations (2008) while serving
as a graduate assistant coach.
During his playing days at GSU, Cooper was twice named second team all-con-
ference and following his senior campaign received first-team All-SWAC honors.
A native of Cullen, La., Cooper followed up his playing career at Grambling
with a brief stint in the Houston Astros organization, before playing a year with the
Sussex Skyhawks.
Cooper, only the fifth head baseball coach in school history, replaces former
coach Barret Rey who resigned earlier this summer after leading the team to a 17-
37 record and within one game of the SWAC Baseball tournament finals.
JU promotes Hendrix to assistant basketball coach
Jacksonville University women's basketball head coach Jill Dunn is expanding
her staff, promoting graduate assistant DeUnna Hendrix to assistant coach status for
the 2009-10 season.
Hendrix, who joined Dunn's staff in 2007, has been a part of the two most suc-
cessful seasons in JU women's basketball history. In the last two seasons, Hendrix
has assisted the Dolphins to consecutive Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship
game appearances and helped JU win more than 19 games each year, including a
school-record 23 victories in 2007-08.
"DeUnna is deserving of this promotion," said JU head coach Jill Dunn. "She
has worked hard for the past two years to get herself in this position and we are for-
tunate to be able to keep her at JU. She has a great basketball mind and we are look-
ing forward to her taking on more responsibility to help our program."

Eugene Mlonroe signing Jaguar helmet for Tony Haines.

Locke is UGA 2009 Circle of Honor Inductee

JULY25. 2009


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Harvard University


Harvard University announced over the weekend that from
now on undergraduate students from low-income families
will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard's pres-
ident Lawrence H. Summers said, "When only ten percent of the stu-
dents in elite higher education come from families in the lower half
of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not
doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of
the income distribution."

If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an
honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University
wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently
announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-
income families can go to Harvard for free... no tuition and no student

To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families mak-
ing less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at:
http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/ or
call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.


"Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world.
's the only thing that ever has. "--Margaret Mead


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College and Career Corner

An Important College
Question Where Should I
By Rose Rennekamp

"Where should I live?" is an impor-
tant question for first-year college stu-
dents. The answer should be considered
very carefully. It can .affect your academic
success and your feeling of connection
....with the campus and other students.
Life at college represents the first time
most students are virtually in complete
control of important decisions when to be home at night, when to go to sleep, when to
wake up, when to study and, when to goof off.
With freedom, however, comes responsibility, and this can be your first real test as an
Among the first factors to consider are the options that are available at each school.
For example, most community colleges do not provide on-campus housing. Some schools
make housing decisions easy by requiring all or certain students to live on-campus. Many
require that unmarried freshmen and sophomores whose parents reside more than 50
miles from the school live in residence halls.
There are benefits' to living on-campus during the first two years of college. One of
my colleagues, who spent 10 years working in residence life at a mid-size university,
wholeheartedly supports this notion.
She'll tell you there's no better way to feel a part of the campus community than to
live in campus housing. Students who live on-campus are more likely to get involved in
campus activities, more to likely form study and support groups, and more likely to take
advantage of campus services.
Of the nearly 1.2 million students who took the ACT Assessment and graduated from
high school last year, 51 percent plan to live in a residence hall, 17 percent plan to live in
an off-campus room/apartment or their own home, 15 percent plan to live with a parent
or relative, 2 percent plan to live in a fraternity or a sorority, and less than 1 percent plan
to live in on-campus married student housing.
Adapting to group living can be a challenge. Issues of sharing space and belongings
often arise within your first few weeks on-campus. The diversity of students on campus
can be an extremely valuable experience, but you must truly ask yourself if you are will-
ing to accept those who are different. Being open, yet honest, about your ability to adapt
to living with others is essential.
Schools offer many different options for on-campus living. Gone are the "one size fits
all" dormitories of years gone by. Residence halls of today offer "living and learning"
environments tailored to the varying needs of students, with options such as academic-
theme floors, quiet wings and either co-ed or single-gender buildings. University-owned
apartments provide an option for those ready for the responsibilities of apartment life, but
who wish to reside on-campus and carry a short-term lease. Greek housing provides a
built-in social community, often with academic and service goals.
Off-campus apartment living can offer more freedom than on-campus living or living
at home. The cost may be more or less than campus housing, depending upon the num-
ber of roommates and locale. Apartment.living can be a great transition to life after col-
lege, but financial realities (such as splitting and paying numerous bills) and real-world
problem solving (such as dealing with a disagreeable roommate or landlord) can be tax-
ing if you are trying to focus on academics.
Living at home may be the best option financially for students who are choosing a
local college. It can be cost-effective and provide a controlled environment, but it's often
complicated by friction between your parents' rules and your desire for freedom. You may
also find that it becomes hard to feel a part of the college environment that you miss the
"college experience."
You'll find that your housing needs may change during your college years. My daugh-
ter lived on campus, at home and in an off-campus apartment at various times during col-
lege. My son is living in a residence hall and enjoys life in a totally different part of the
country. I have no doubt that he is in the right housing situation at this point in his col-
lege career.
Rose Rennekamp is the vice president of communications for ACT. She is a mom
and has a master's of education in guidance and counseling. For more college and career-
planning information, visit www.actstudent.org. Have a question you want answered in a
future column? Send a letter to this newspaper or e-mail Rose at Ask Rose@act.org.


The first day of school is always one filled with excitement and a little anx-
iety, whether the youngster is a first grader off to meet classmates and teachers for
the first time or a high school student anticipating new friends, fields of study and
So welcome them home after that first day of school with the wonderful
smell of homemade cookies. Serving up this delicious treat invites the opportuni-
ty to talk about classes, new friends and all the excitement that goes along with the
new school year.
But more than that, it can be the first step in creating a tradition that carries
on year after year, something that will be looked forward to at the beginning of
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the edges are set. The centers will be soft. Allow to cool 1 minute on baking sheet.
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