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Move for Health The Rains Came
Man Confess to Murder of 6
Husband and Father says he wants to Die
and Believes He will Go to' Heaven
Mesac Damas and four of his five children. Mesac & Guerline Mesac Damas, 33
Found Saturday morning in Naples, Florida were Guerline Damas, 32, and her chil-
dren Michzach, 9; Marven, 6; Maven, 5; Megan, 3; and Morgan, 11-months, all had
had their throats cut. The husband and father, Mesac Damas, 33, was not present
because he had boarded a plane and was in Haiti. Man Continued A-7
Report Says Crime is Down. In What Areas?
Home Invasion in Kingsland
Dale E. Barriffe, 22 of Jacksonville; Mario A:
Johnson, 28, of Kingsland and Brent A.
Young, 21, of Jacksonville.
These men were caught within one hour
after entering a home in Kingsland, Ga.
and robbing the victims' of cell phones,
cash, jewelry and car keys.
Woman Found Shot on
Beaver at Myrtle Avenue
Tammy Lynn Platt, 27, was found with
a gun shot to the head in a car parked at
West Beaver and.North Myrtle Avenue
about 3 a.m. Tuesday. She died at the
hospital. Reports show that she lived on
the Southside. The man who reported the '
shooting is being questioned.
Woman Killed, Children
Present During Shooting
M Rosalind Brown, 27, was
shot and killed at her home
in the 5500 block of Paris
Avenue while her two
Rosalind young children were in the
Brown, 27 house. There were no
signs of forced entry. She
had only lived in the house a short time
and an high school classmate said she
could not imagine why someone would
kill her. She was always nice.
Detroit Homicide Detective
Kills Police Wife and Self
S' Both were
and Pat was
-,J^ planning to
Ed Williams, 36 and wife, retire. They had
lems and Ed shot her and then himself.
Three women of color were killed in Florida this week. A Jacksonville officer
killed a driver after a traffic stop when it was discovered the driver had outstanding
warrants and tried to drive off, dragging the officer.This was the 11th JSO shootings
this year, with eight dying. Chaddrick Banks was arrested for aggravated child abuse
on a one year old. Yet, Florida crime dropped during the first half of 2009. Duval
County had a 9.7% drop and Clay County had a 8.6% drop. The report, released
Wednesday, showed an 18.8% drop in murders, 4.1% drop in forcible sex offenses,
13% drop in robberies and 23.1% in motor vehicle R
thefts. Law breakers, catch on. Crime is not acceptable Report Continued A-7
World Wrestling Superstar
Kofi. Kingston, whose real
name is Kofi Sarkodie-
Mensah, 28, is currently the
WWE United States champi-
on and has held two addi-
tional tiles, WWE
Championship and WWE
Tag Team Title with wrestler
,.. CM Punk.
S" Kofi, born in Ghana, is a
graduate of Boston College
with a degree in communica-
tions, concentrating on
Kofi Kingston (Kofi Kofi said that even though
Sarkodie-Mensah) he always wanted to be a
wrestler, he did not get into
the field until after the had graduated from college. He
pursued his training as a wrestler with funds he
received from his tax return.
Actress Victoria Rowell, known as Drucilla
Winters on Soap Opera, "The Young and
Actress Victoria Rowell wore a
"President Obama dress" to the 2009
Emmy Awards to show her support for
reformed health care.
Ms. Rowell grew up in foster care
where she endured inadequate health
and dental care. She said that 25,000
foster youth are emancipated from fos-
ter care annually without health cover-
age and are turned away by doctors and
hospitals because they don't have
health insurance or someone to finan-
cially back their health care. Many get
jobs and/or attend college in their effort
to become independent but health care
is not a part of their emancipation from
federal or state support.- She is now an
advocate, not a victim.
Big Job Fair, Plus
Job Fair, health care, food, clothing and
voters registration on October 3 from 10 am
to 2pm on the grounds of the Sanctuary of
Mt. Calvary Church, 4751 Walgreen Rd.,
Jacksonville, as part of several days of train-
ing and seminars aimed at empowering the
Councilwoman and Bankers
Take Bus Ride Through City
Councilwoman Glorious Johnson
has not officially announced that
she will run for Mayor of
Jacksonville but she certainly has
taken a strong leadership role
beyond her duties as council-
woman at large, to help the city's
Glorious Johnson Ms. Johnson and several bankers
loaded a city bus from the Ritz
Theater to get a first hand look at the city to bring some
positive attention to some impoverished parts of town.
Her goal is to entice potential investors and lenders to
restore the area as part of the Tale of Two Cities
Community Revitalization Initiative. There was much
traffic and business in the LaVilla to Durkeeville area
'back in the days.'
Ater the bus tour, the group went to City Hall to begin
developing some long-term plans. Ms. Johnson went to
Washington, D. C. earlier with the same goal.
Down in Georgia
About eight or nine died and many hous-
es and schools in Georgia were awash in
several feet of water after torrential rains
soaked the Southeast beginning Sunday
and ending Tuesday, flooding roads and
freeways. Gov. Sonny Perdue of Georgia,
asked President Obama to declare a state
One mother of two, about three-tenths of
a mile from home, made a desperate call
to 911 for help, but drowned before she
could be rescued from her car which was
lodged in trees behind an elementary
The American Red Cross sent many vol-
unteers to help clean up the area and thou-
sands of insurance claims are expected to
be filed even though many of the residents
are without flood insurance.
Pastor on Hunger Strike
Against Injustice to Lead a
Revival in Jacksonville
Dr. Floyd Rose, pastor, president of the
Valdosta, Ga SCLC, teacher and author of
several books, will lead a revival September
30, Oct. 1 & 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Mount Sinai
Missionary Church, 2036 Silver,
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SMarch 19, 2007 Jordan Grove
s ^embarked on a new beginning by
electing Reverend Kenneth Adkins as
the new pastor. His impact was felt
immediately within the Glynn County
community. "Serving God While
Serving Others" became the new
anthem of the church. He is bringing
Past or Ken Adkinse that talent to The Florida & Georgia
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Under Pastor Adkins' Leadership, First Jordan Grove has
begun to "Transform and Elevate" itself as well as the com-
munity. His special gifting has allowed him to bring Baby
Boomers, Generation Xer's and the Hip Hop Community
together cohesively in one place to not only worship and
serve God but to Transform and Elevate the community. His
vision of the church becoming a "Center of Empowerment"
for the socially and economically disadvantaged has mani-
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In April 2005, a group of
scholars at the George
School of Public Health and
Health Services published a
policy brief on "National
Security and U.S. Child
Health Policy: The Origins
and Continuing Role of
Medicaid and EPSDT."
(.pdf) The Department of
Health Policy chair, Dr. Sara
Rosenbaum, and her col-
leagues studied how
Medicaid and its comprehen-
sive benefit package for chil-
dren, the Early and Periodic
Screening, Diagnosis, and
Treatment (EPSDT) pro-
gram, were seen from the
beginning as a key way to
help ensure that we would
have enough healthy young
Americans prepared to serve
and defend the country. As
Congress and the nation
focus more on health care
reform now, it's well worth
reexamining the history of
how this vital connection
was made between child
health and national security.
As Dr. Rosenbaum and
her colleagues looked at the
roots of this link, they
focused on an important
1964 government report
titled, One Third of a Nation:
A Report on Young Men
Found Unqualified for
Military Service. This study
was commissioned as a
response to the 50 percent
rejection rate among young
men drafted into the military
in 1962, a rate so high it
raised red flags about the
nation's ability to develop a
well-prepared military. The
rate among men who had
stepped forward as volun-
teers was slightly better, but
overall, approximately one-
third of prospective recruits
were being turned away in
the early 1960s. In
September 1963, President
Kennedy asked the
Secretaries of Defense,
Labor, and Health,
Education, and Welfare to
lead a Task Force on
Manpower Conservation to
study why this was so and
determine what could be
done to -fix it.
What they learned was
that far too many prospective
recruits just weren't healthy
enough for service. The Task
Force's final report, Dr.
Rosenbaun! and her col-
leagues found, "concluded
that the military draft failure
rate provided powerful evi-
dence of 'the unfinished busi-
ness of the Nation.'" They
note, "Among [the report's]
most significant findings: the
majority of young men
rejected for compulsory mili-
tary service in the early
1960s failed as a result of
physical and mental health
conditions, many of which
could have been diagnosed
and successfully treated in
childhood and adolescence.
These young adults typically
came from impoverished
families and had experienced
unrelenting deprivation in
health care, education, and
Child Health as a Critical
National Security Issue
by Marian Wright Edelman.
President, Children's Defense Fund
employment. The report's
findings provided com-
pelling evidence for an
underlying tenet of President
Johnson's conclusion that
improving the health and
well being of the nation's
poor required strategies
aimed at ameliorating the
effects of social, economic,
and health disparities."
President .Johnson said
after the report was released
in January 1964 that "The
findings of this Task Force
. are dramatic evidence that
poverty is still with us, still
exacting its price in spoiled
lives and failed expectations.
For entirely too many
Americans the promise of
American life is not being
. kept." Ultimately the Task
Force, and the politicians
who shaped its initial find-
ings into policy,, concluded
that one answer was for the
government to take a more
active role in safeguarding,
the health of the nation's
children, especially the poor-
est children who needed the
most help. They realized that
fighting the inequalities that
existed and keeping all chil-
dren as healthy as possible
was necessary for them to
grow up to be productive cit-
of the military.
Forty years later, evi-
dence still overwhelmingly
shows that early intervention
and prevention make a criti-
cal difference in children's
health. Meanwhile, our
national, security needs-as
well as our nation's overall
needs for healthy, educated
citizens prepared to compete
in a globalized economy-
are more serious than ever.
Dr. Rosenbaum and her col-
leagues say in their conclu-
sion, '"The importance of a
continuing commitment to
broad child health policy
endures, even as the health
system itself is transformed.
National security depends on
the growth and development
of children; in view of the
demographics of those who
serve, this dependence is par-
ticularly striking in the case
of the low-income children
who are at greatest risk for
poor health outcomes."
Health disparities still
exist for poor children and
children of color. But
Congress has the opportunity
and responsibility this year to
make certain that the promise
of American life is being
kept for all children by com-
mitting to real child health
system reform. They can
include amendments by
Representative Bobby Scott
that provide comprehensive
benefits for all children and
they can enact amendments
offered by .Representative
Bobby Rush to simplify the
health bureaucracy and to
make sure that millions of
children are better off, and
not worse off, than they are
today. We, must ensure that
health coverage in any final
health care reform bill will
guarantee all children the
comprehensive health and
mental health care they need
and be affordable and simple
to get and keep. Our chil-
dren's and our nation's secu-
rity still depend on making
sure that our children really
get the health care they need
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I Schedule of Events and Services I
MT. OLIVE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH,
located at 1319 North Myrtle Ave., with Elder Lee
Harris, Pastor ask you to join them as they celebrate
their 127th Church Anniversary. Theme: "A Church
Anointed to Serve." Sunday, October 4th, llth, 18th,
and 25th at 4:00 p.m. Each Sunday will be blessed with
a guest Preacher to deliver the word of God, and guest
choirs to minister through songs.
NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH
YOUTH DEPARTMENT -would like to invite your
church and youth department to please attend our
Fashion and Talent Show on Saturday, October 3, 2009
at 5:00 p.m. 904-358-2258.
THE EMPOWERMENT TOUR SERIES -
Jacksonville get ready for one of the most anointed con-
certs tours ever to stop in our great city. It's the
Empowerment Tour Series/CD Release Party featuring
National Recording Artists: Dr. Vera J. Goodman &
Anointed Praise, also introducing Brother Greg Shell;
Kizzy Walker; and Gospel Rapper T-Mission all releas-
ing brand new CD's Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 6:00
p.m. at The Temple at One Accord Ministries
International (Bishop, Dr. Jan D. Goodman, Pastor)
2971 Waller Street, Jacksonville, Florida. This is a
FREE Concert/CD Release Party! First Lady
Productions will offer workshops on that day from
8a.m. 5:00p.m. Christian singers, dancers, rappers,
comedians come to learn how you can get your com-
Fall Poisoning Hazards...
The focus this fall season seems to be on awareness
and prevention of the spread of the seasonal flu % inis, and
more specifically the novel HIN1 virus. As part of this
campaign, hand washing and use of hand sanitizers have
taken a priority role. These recommendations may also
have the potential to increase the misuse or accidental
ingestion of these products by children given they are
becoming so common in our environment.
"Fortunately, poisonings in children due to ingestion
of these products are rare. Often only very small amounts
are actually ingested due to their offensive taste and the
concentration of alcohol in these hand sanitizers remains
ow in most products." stated Dr. Jay Schauben. the
Director of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center-
Jacksonville, "but large amounts can be dangerous \ hen
Hand sanitizers can help to prevent the spread of
infection because of its ability to decrease bacteria on the
skin. Small children should be supervised when using
hand sanitizer, and should also be taught not to touch their
eyes during product use to prevent eye irritation or injury.
As there are a wide variety or products and formula-
tions used as hand sanitizers, it is still recommended that
you contact the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center
Jacksonville to assess the actual product and provide
information and medical management if indicated. The
Poison Help Hotline at 1-800-222-1222 will connect you
to the poison center and provide' immediate assistance
from specially trained health care professionals on any
known or suspected exposure to toxic substances.
The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center-
Jacksonville also wants to remind you of other common
hazards which seem to be prevalent during this time of
Carbon Monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, ma.
be produced by malfunctioning furnaces and gas fueled
appliances, wood stoves, gas operated hot water heaters
or by burning charcoal indoors. Symptoms of carbon
monoxide poisoning may resemble the flu, and include
fatigue, sleepiness, headache, nausea and vomiting. It is a
good idea to inspect your gas appliances and kerosene
heaters for proper ventilation and operation to reduce the
incidence of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Antifreeze has a sweet taste and children and pets may
quickly drink antifreeze in large amounts. An ingestion of
antifreeze as small as a teaspoonful can potentially cause
serious illness and death. Always keep antifreeze and
other harmful chemicals out of the reach and sight of
Cough and cold medications are often pleasant tasting
and children may potentially drink large amounts. These
medications may also contain cough suppressants, decon-
gestants or antihistamines, which can cause agitation or
drowsiness in a child. Some of these medications contain
aspirin, acetaminophen. or alcohol. Large ingest ions of
aspirin can cause an upset stomach, sleepiness, nausea.
vomiting, thinning of the blood and seizures.
Acetaminophen causes nausea, vomiting, and liver dam-
age if taken in excess. Also. alcohol may cause drunken-
ness, low blood sugar levels or seizures in children.
Chewable vitamins are usually multi-fla' ored and col-
orful. Many vitamin formulations contain Iron. which can
be dangerous if ingested in large amounts. Early synp-
toms of poisoning include upset stomach, nausea and
Plants can be potentially toxic, too During the fall
months, berries may fall to the ground increasing the
potential for a child to ingest the berries. Depending upon
the type and amount of the plant ingested, symptoms ma,
include mild eye, mouth, skin imitation and an upset
stomach. To help reduce plant poisonings, learn the
names of plants in and around your home to determine
their toxicity, if any.
For poisoning emergencies or for poisoning related
questions, call the Florida/USVI Poison Information
Center -Jacksonville toll free 24 hours a day, at 1-800-
222-1222. The Specialists in Poison Information will
immediately respond to poison emergencies and answer
poison-related questions about these potential fall poison-
ing hazards, and other potentially dangerous substances.
When the problem is poison, the answer is poison control.
PASTOR PAUL R. CAR-
35 YEARS IN THE
"This is the day which the
S" LORD hath made; we will
rejoice and be glad in it."
Ps-118:24. The Bishop and
Holy Tabernacle Chtirch
family cordially invite the
Pastor Paul R. Cardona public to come worship
Sandra Cardona. with them as they observe
their 62nd church anniversary and Pastor Paul R.
Cardona and First Lady Prophetess Sandra J.
Cardona celebrating 35 years in the ministry.
Services begin on Wednesday night, September 23rd
through September 30th, 7:30 p.m. with visiting
churches in charge and Sunday morning service at
11:00 a.m. Services will be held at the church located
at 6416 Miriam St. We also like for you to join us in
a semi-formal dinner celebration with our Pastor and
First Lady on September 26th at. 6:00 p.m. at the
Holiday Inn on Commonwealth Avenue. For more
information you may contact Sis. Mary Bell at 768-
1968 or Sis. Ruthie Rentrope at 764-5885.
plete Demo Packages done through this dynamic pro-
duction company. Audition for the Greg Shell Gospel
Show of Orlando, FI at that time also. For more infor-
mation or if you would like to be a vendor at this event
please contact. First Lady Productions at (904) 425-
0806 or One Accord Ministries at (904) 389-7373.
THE MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT-Appeal For
Your Excess Clothes -Jacksonville Local Organizing
Committee Inc., a non-profit organiization, is in the
process of gathering clotheS and non-perishable can goods
for the fast approaching 'Thanksgiving Basket Give-A-
Way' and 'Clothes Give-A-Way.' If you are in the process
of cleaning out your closets, or just have clothing items for
children, women or men of all sizes, we need them.
Requested items include shoes, jackets, dresses, shorts,
dress clothes, etc. Items can be brought to 916 N. Myrtle
Avenue., Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Items can also be picked up.Visit
www.jaxloc.com or call 904-240-9133 for more informa-
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email sub-I
missions preferred. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
K The Church Directory
"Come aMd W1ors/lip lil h Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ..................................... 9:30 a.m .
Intercessory Prayer .... ............ 10:45 a.m. ,
Morning Worship ... .............. 11:00 a.m.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) ''-. '
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............ 7:00 p.m.
Bishop Eric Lee, Pastor
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 M 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 .
M omrning W orship.................................................... ........................ 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday.............................................. Prayer.M meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday .................................. ......... .... ..................... Joy N ight,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
Parnes ChapelA.4.M.E. Church
2200 Albany Street. PO Box 759, Bnrnsu ick. GA 31520
S.-, .-, 1912_261-9555
Ret Ru hard Hutcherson, Pastor
I Worship Opportunities:
Sunday Church School .
A Life Changg experience". 9:15 10:55,a,m ,
SMponurng Worip Service i : 11.00 a.m'!..;
Churcl at Study (Weeklx Bible Stud) .-..
Monda\ Nighis ... ............ ', .7-00 8-30 p.m.
Joint Ls as fle Study the flird of God andi Enrich Our Soulst
Almighty God,Father of all mercies and giver of all h e F I d a i S a
comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those 11 I I
who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may .
know the consolation of thy love, through It h a s All of The
Jesus Christ our LORD. l i, i V ,, is I I f I e
died September 21, 2009.
BLANTON, Royce E.,
died September 18, 2009.
BROWN, Rosalind, died
DRAKE, Lovella P., 35,
'died September 14, 2009.
GRAHAM, Fred, 87,
died September 15, 2009.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
died September 21, 2009.
MARTIN, Willie L., died
September 21, 2009.
MASON, Lorenzo died
September 19, 2009.
McCRAE, Ella M., 50,
died September 16, 2009.
Mae, 100, died
September 18, 2009.
McKELVIE, Mrs. Ester,
died'September 17, 2009.
MILES, Marjorie, died
September 17, 2009.
MILTON, Ms. Yvonne,
31, died September 16,
MIMS, Marcus T., died
September 15, 2009.
MITCHELL, Baby Boy
Fred, died September 16,
OGLESBY, Abe D., died
September 19, 2009.
Girl Destiny, 1, died
September 18, 2009.
RICE, Ms. Betty I., died
September 16, 20Q9.
SALLINS, Terence L.,
Jr., 23, died September
SAMUEL, George, died
September 21, 2009.
WALKER, Mr. Charlie,
82, died September 21,
WATKINS, Darryl K.,
51, died September 14,
WYLIE, Doris, died
September 15, 2009.
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"There's Always Som0ething Happening On The First Coast"
"High Tea At The Ritz"
In Celebration of its Tenth Annilersary, the Ritz
Theatre and Museum presented "A Very Special
Afternoon Tea and Musicale' honoring three outstanding
High Tea in the United States refers to afternoon tea
or a very formal tea party. The tea party is given in this
country for special occasions to honor a very special per-
son. For such a formal occasion ladies wear fine after-
noon dresses or suits and gentlemen wear business suits.
Afternoon tea can also be an informal gathering of
friends." Ladies usually don lovely chapeaus (hats) with
gloves for the occasion. And most of the ladies did just
that for this lovely Tuesday afternoon event honoring
some very superb ladies.
The Honorees: Mrs. Cheryl Amos Riddick. whose
name is synonymous with corporate philanthropy and
public involvement throughout the Jacksonville
Community, oversees numerous projects related to grant
making and support of the arts as a member of The
Community Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation,
she was a fourteen year administrator at Citi Cards,
directing community relations and company-wide recog-
nition programs. The most tenured and steadfast member
of the Ritz Board, she has always been there for the Ritz
an her commitment to the Ritz has been a dri\ ing force
in its success;
Dr. Rowena Rhodes Stewart. a Jacksonville native
whose First Coast lineage can be traced back to the 16th
Century has had a phenomenal career as a historian,
scholar and arts administrator Her trademark stamp of
uncompromising excellence remains %with Rhode
Island's Black Hentage Society. Philadelphia's Afro-
American Historical and Cultural Museum, Detroit's
Motown Historical Museum and Kansas City's
American Jazz Museum. She was involved as an advisor
in the early development of the Ritz Thearre and LaVilla
Museum and since returning home she continues to share
her wisdom for the continued growth of the Ritz Theatre
and Museum; and
Mrs. Camilla Perkins'Thompson who taught for
twenty-six years in the local public schools and retired as
professor of Chemistry at Florida Community College
after thirty -eight years as an educator, is an expert histo-
rian on African American history in Jacksonville. She
was a member of the "Circle of Three" with Charlotte
Dwight Stewart and the late Hortense Williams Gray.
Her Jacksonville Free Press column "Reflections of
Black Jacksom ille" was phenomenal.
Mrs. Thompson co-authored the African American
section of the Minority Heritage Project for the Duval
County School Board and directed the establishment of
the archi al collection at her church. Bethel Baptist
Institutional Church. Her sharp memory, her extensive
knowledge of Jacksonville and her personal family keep-
sakes made available to the Ritz have been vital at the
Ritz Theatre and Museum.
With Mrs. Carol J. Alexander. Executive Director
at the Ritz Theatre and Museum as Mistress of
Ceremony at the marn elous program, we were each
delightfully entertained! The performances by Ritz
Staffers Tito Anceo and Ms. Teneese Thomas were
tremendous! The interpretive dances by the daughters of
the honorees Ms. Libby Riddick ('Unforgettable') and
Mrs. Gwen Johnson Britain I'My, Soul Is Anchored in
the Lord') and the words from local author Mrs. Bettye
Sessions were so inspiring that there were few dry eyes
in the room when their performances concluded.
Before the honoree were presented, High Tea guests
enjoyed elegantly served Petit Finger Sandwiches of
Smoke Salmon and Cream Cheese. Cheese Profiteroles
filled f ith Apple Dill, Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad in Tiny
Pitas and Egg Salad on White Bread; Petite Desserts of
Fresh Fruit Tarts, Chocolate Eclairs, Lemon Bars and
Assorted Mini Cookies; along with Lemon Water and
Assorted Hot Tea.
The teapot momentum presented to each honoree
were created by Mrs. Lydia Stewart. Curator at the Ritz
Theatre and Museum.
It was indeed a splendidly brilliant and most
enchanting afternoon for three phenomenal women.
May this be an annual event!!
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As Obama Gets His Groove Back, Black Leaders Launch Grassroots Campaign for Health Care
The line is drawn.
Black Caucus (CBC)
has pledged to kill any
House health care bill
that does not include a
robust public option
and organization mem-
bers of the Black
(BLF) are rolling out
an array of grassroots
campaigns in' support
of passing health care
"All of us combined,
the organizations who
make up the Black
Leadership Forum, are
going to begin a series
of efforts across the
nation in our neigh-
borhoods, in our
churches, in our com-
munities to pass com-
prehensive health care
reform," said National
President Marc Morial
and chair of the 34-
"This effort is going
to be far ranging. It's
not the kind of effort
where we have a big
sack of money to buy
cials. But it is an effort
that is going to appeal
to people's hearts and
CBC and BLF mem-
bers spoke out in a joint
press conference on
Wed., Sept. 9. The con-
ference marked the
first time that Black
elected officials and
Black activists have
held a joint gathering to
help push through the
reform that could very
well become President
Barack Obama's lega-
Later that evening,
President Obama made
a strong appeal to the
nation that pundits had
said was missing in his,
earlier advocacy for the
health care bill.
-"I am not the first
President to take up
this cause, but I am
determined to be the
last," he told the mem-
bers of the House and
Senate. "Our collective'
failure to meet this
challenge year after
year, decade after
decade has led us to a
the extraordinary hard-
ships that are placed on
the uninsured, who live
every day just one acci-
dent or illness away
Barnes said in an inter-
view with the NNPA
News Service that per-
ceptions that Obama
was not-moving swiftly
enough on clarifying
the issues were wrong.
She said he was listen-
ing to people at town
halls and other gather-
ings during the month
"I think he has
believed that when he
can talk to,people and
talk directly to them,
that he's able to explain
and convey the level of
importance around a
Barnes said. "Once
Congress was back in
session, the status quo
was not acceptable to
Americans. Because of
the amount of misin-
formation around death
panels and immigration
issues, it was time for
the President to explain
to the American people
what he thinks is an
important health care
plan," she said.
leaders have united to
help push the bill
through, they may split
with Obama on the
public option 'issue,
which the President
implies is optional as
long as there is another
"The public option
is only a means to that
end and we should
remain open to other
ideas that accomplish
our ultimate goal,"
Barnes pointed out
that there are varying
opinions about the pub-
lic option even within
"I think that there is
a range of opinion even
within the African
American leadership in
Congress. But, I think
that leadership and the
president are united
around a single goal. If
we don't have adequate
choice in competition;
then we aren't going to
be able to address the
cost issue. And, the
public option, is an
excellent tool," she-
Still CBC Chair
Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)
is adamant about the
"We support health
care reform that
includes a robust pub-
lic option like
Medicare, a component
of health care in which
we are unwavering in
our support," she told
[Nancy 'Pelosi] said
that she doesn't think
the bill would pass
without some form of a
public option in the
bill," Lee said. "We are
going to continue to
fight and work very
hard to make sure that
that is included and is
in all three of the
Christensen (D-VI), a
medical doctor, argued
that without a robust
public plan there are no
guarantees of reform,
of lower rates or of
inclusion for the unin-
"And, I might add
that there is no need for
a trigger," said
of the CBC Health and
Wellness Task Force.
The public option
"trigger" is a compro-
mise measure intro-
duced by Sen. Olympia
Snowe (R- Maine) that
would phase in a gov-
care insurer if private
fail to meet certain
qualitative and cost-
related benchmarks set
by legislators by a cer-
Benjamin Jealous, also
a BLF member, said his
organization is increas-
ing pressure on
Congress to pass a pub-
lic option, a lower-cost
alternative to private
health care that would
be funded by the U.S.
government. The pub-
lic option is viewed by
Black advocates as cru-
cial given the disparate
rate of unemployment
and poverty in the
Black community as
President Barack Obama addressing a joint session of
Congress on health care.
well as what often
amounts to poor quali-
ty health care.
"The NAACP has
amassed a presence in
1,200 towns and cities
across this country,"
"Let me be very
clear, we are in the dis-
trict of each Blue Dog
Democrat] in this con-
gress. And, we intend
to roll out a campaign
called '880' because
880,000 Black people
would be alive in this
decade if we would
have had real health
care reform at the
beginning of the last
decade," he said.
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Reports show the couple had been married for two years but had lived together for
about ten years. It appears the murders occurred on Thursday because the kids did
not attend school Friday and their mother did not go to work. Damas had worked on
Thursday night, had called his brother from Haiti and his car was parked at the air-
port. He was later arrested in Haiti and returned to the United States. Reports and
friends of the family said that he was very abusive towards his wife but after a two
month separation, she tried to get the filed restraining order lifted. After Damas'
hearing, he told reporters that he did kill his, family and he wish to die also. He said
he believes in Jesus Christ and his eyes are now opened for what he had done and
will therefore go to heaven after he dies. His desire, he said is to be buried on the
weekend with his family.
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many community outreach programs Jordan Grove has hosted and led. They are as fol-
Two free Community Clothing Giveaways
Honored the Education, Law Enforcement and Military communities with
two special services.
Given school supplies and a back to school bash to over 1500 children in
Glynn County from disadvantaged backgrounds. (two years)
Hosted two community summits focusing on "Taking Back the Streets".
Fed 5000 people for Thanksgiving in the Hood (two years)
Fed, clothed and gave toys to 500 for Christmas in the Hood (two years)
; Assisted the families in Arco who were facing eviction by facilitating a
contract between the families and Georgia Pacific providing then with moving
expenses, financial planning, and relocation services.
* Renovating the Church
Pastor Adkins has redefined' the roles of Minister, Community Leader, and Advocate of the
People as it related to the churches within Glynn County. His vibrant, innovative and inspir-
ing sermons have helped to transform Jordan Grove into one of the leading churches within
the Glymi County community. His name is now known throughout the State of Georgia..
Pastor Adkins holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Masters of Science in
Business Administration from The University of South Florida. He also holds a second
Masters of Science in Business Administration w/ a Concentration in International Studies
from a combined program between The University of Florida and The Harvard School of
Business. He is also currently enrolled in the Masters of Divinity Program at the Inter-
denominational theological Center in Atlanta Georgia. He is the founder and President
of Kenneth Adkins Public Relations, Brunswick, GA. Pastor Adkins is married to
National Recording Artist Charlotte (Stormy) Cleveland. They have two sons, Jamal
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in Florida, and definitely not in Jacksonville. Sheriff Rutherford is determined to
clean up crime and has said so on many occasions. The Sheriff feels that our city has
too many potentials to allow crime to diminish its ability. He has placed many pos-
itive programs in effect, including a program to assist those returning to the society
after serving time even though he has still not agreed to a citizens review board.
Women of Excellence
First Lady Linda Willis, Conference Speaker
New Life Fellowship Church. South Haven, Mississippi
First Lady Saundra Waldrop, Luncheon Speaker
Mt. Nebo BapoisII (- C hr
First Lady Estelle McKissick,
',-.- Minister Wives Workshop Facilitator
. *-^ Belhcl Buprist hnshniional Church
Lt. Rita Love, "Discerning the Voice of God"
Chaplain, OperationalMinistry Center
Mayport Naval Base Prmo er Chapel
Sister Deborah Domineck, "Becoming a
Woman of Prayer" Workshop Facilitator
S1 Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church
Sister Alicia Brinkley, "Breaking Free"
Workshop Facilitator (for Teens & Young Adults)
Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church
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U Tammy Pate, Harry Frisch Chairman of the Board Beaver Street
Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Dr. Steve Wallace (FSCJ). Fisheries, Inc., Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Mrs. Lilo
Patt and Ben Frisch, Harry Frisch Chairman of the Board Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc., Dr. Floyd
Willis, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Lilo Frisch, and Karl Frisch.
FLA (Sept. 21st Lana
', __Wilcox, member of First
Sf Florida 'Credit Union,
received a free $1,000 gas
.. card. "I was extremely
pleased to hear that a
member from my branch
won the gas giveaway,"
said Rona Lettman,
SPembroke,. Park branch
S. manager. "The gas card
has substantial value,
which will financially
benefit Ms. Wilcox and
her family," Lettman
Wilcox entered the
drawing during the credit
Driving Conditions" auto
Branch manager Rona Lettman (right) presents member loan campaign. Her entry
Lana Wilcox with a $1,000 gas card. was randomly selected
among thousands received from people throughout the state of Florida. When noti-
fied that she had won, Wilcox was pleasantly surprised. "During these tough eco-
nomic times it is refreshing to know that your credit union stands with you," said
In addition to the $1000 gas giveaway, the "Favorable Driving Conditions" cam-
paign also featured a 1% cash-back incentive, free auto-buying service, and low loan
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Jacksonville. FL -September 20. 2009 Jaguars
(17) and Arizona Cardinals (31). Despite the score.
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Among the fans to show support were
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FSCJ, the Frisches. Hamrr Fnsch Chairman of the
Board Beaver Street Fisheries. Inc., Tammy Pate, and
Dr. Floyd Willis.
The Jaguars hosted the defending NTC Champion
Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in the team's home
opener at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. The Game
wil be blacked out in the Jacksonville area, due to a no
sell out. But, it will air live on WOKV- AM & FM
(690, 106.5) and the Jaguars Radio Network.
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A, s Deannaul is an auvicV c umn Itnrvuwn juf or t .
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
My brother is dating a girl that is using him. She's pretty and that's
why my brother runs after her like a sick dog. It really bothers me
to see this. He acts as if he has to do everything for her, do what
she says and can't think'for himself. I've seen her out with guys and
she talks on the phone to several of my male friends but she claims
it's innocent. I don't believe her especially after seeing her in the club with a guy. How do
I expose her and her lies?
Temia Sacramento, CA
If your brother wants to be a mat that's walked all over, there's not much you can do to
change it. Obviously he's content being used and' sharing his girlfriend. The best you can
do is give him advice to be cautious, pay attention.to the signs and be clear of his expecta-
tions in his relationship. If he chooses to ignore the words of wisdom, sit back and be ready
to support him when she takes him to the cleaners, hurts him and bleeds him dry.
I'm a bachelor that actively dates and. I'm tired of women trying to change me. I go into
relationships being honest and direct. After a while, these women want more than I'm will-
ing to give. I don't.have any problems with this but it makes me mad when they accuse me
of leading them on, cheating and lying. It ,is what it is and.I stay the same from the first
date to the last. What can I do to protect myself from drama when these women want more
Travis the Bachelor Houston, TX
You put yourself in this situation by playing tle relationship game. If you don't want them
asking for more then you need to stop acting like a boyfriend and treat these women as
around the way girls. In other words, if you're a recreational dater giving your body to all
and heart to none, then let them know. Yes, tell them that you're using them, you don't want
anything serious and you have more than one girlfriend. This will make your life easy and
simple because once they hear the real truth, they'll slam you and keep searching for a real
I'm close to an emotional breakdown. My boyfriend is causing me so much stress that I
can't eat, sleep or do anything. I have lost so much weight. He comes in late, criticizes
everything I do and he smokes inside the house. I think he's also cheating too. I stay
because he takes care of me but there's no love. I'm at the point where I feel he views me
as his personal maid. The verbal abuse is too much but I can't seem to break away. What
should I do?
Jasmine Chicago, IL
You're in the middle of a serious time bomb that's going to explode and you'll be the one
hurt. This is a relationship of convenience and your man gets all the benefits and you get
nothing but stress. If you're seeking a future heart attack, nervous breakdown and severe
weight loss, then stay for the ride. If you're interested in good health, peace and respect then
raise your standards, love yourself, find a new love and keep it moving.
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
THE NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR OF JACKSONVILLE -A local opportuni-
ty for students and their parents to meet college and university representatives from
across the nation. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, noon-4 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.)
at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per
vehicle. Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling
(NACAC), the National College Fair of Jacksonville draws thousands of students
and ,their parents each year. The event will be attended by representatives from
more than 100 colleges and universities spanning from Hawaii to Maine.
THE MILLIONS MORE, MOVEMENT-Appeal For Your Excess Clothes -
Jacksonville Local Organfizing Committee Inc., a non-profit organization, is in the
process of gathering clotheS and non-perishable can goods for the fast approaching
'Thanksgiving Basket Give-A-Way' and 'Clothes Give-A-Way..' If you are in the
process of cleaning out your closets, or just have clothing iteris for children,
women or men of all sizes, we need them. Requested items include shoes, jackets,
dresses, shorts, dress clothes, etc. Items can be brought to 916 N. Myrtle Avenue.,
Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 a.m.,to 5:00 p.m. Items can also be picked
up.Visit www.jaxloc.com or call 904-240-9133 for more information.
WINTER MODELING AND ETIQUETTE CAMP -Want to model? Let Karen
Washington. show you how to become photo and runway ready. This high intentisi-
ty 4 week camp is filled with fun and excitement for ages 4 to 14. Classes begin the
week of November 16, 2009. Classes or: Runway 101, Fashion 411, Basic
Etiquette & Presentation Skills, Beauty & Grooming Tips, Photo Shoot, and
Fashion Show. $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required by September 30th to
reserve your space. 15 students per class. Please call 904-535-1832 for more infor-
mation. Total camp cost: $200.00.
BEAVER STREET ENTERPRISE CENTER -Looking for the Upside of the
Downturn in today economy? If so, please join us here at the Beaver Street
Enterprise Center for this informative workshop presented by Cathy Hagan of the
SBDC at UNF. This forum is designed to help business owners determine the
strengths and weaknesses of their business and to spot new opportunities for
growth. This forum will include information on: Current state of the economy
The latest economic stimulus provision Access to capital Identifying External
Threats Looking for Internal Strengths and Opportunities Strategies for Survival
& Success Tips & Tools. "The Upside of the Downturn," Wednesday, September
30, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Cost: FREE. For more information or to reg-
ister, call (904) 620-2476 or www.sbdc.unf.edu
AUGUSTINE LANDING TO HOST BRIDGE PARTY -Augustine Landing
retirement community is having a Bridge Party, Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at
2:30 p.m. at the Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Rd. in
Jacksonville. Augustine Landing would like to invite bridge players in the commu-
nity to participate in this event for free. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments
will be prepared by Augustine Landing's very own chef, Phil Boehnke. Those inter-
ested in participating are asked to register by calling Augustine Landing at 904-
Imagine Moore! Craft Activities for Your Community at A.C. MOORE ARTS
& CRAFTS' 24th Anniversary Celebration, Crafters of all ages are invited to
join in the festivities at 9515 Crosshill Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. Events begin at 11
a.m. with delicious birthday cake, followed by a Pumpkin Decorating Make & Take
from 1-3 pm. Purchase a carvable pumpkin and decorate it at the store for free!
Give Fit Folk A Tax Break
Any health care legislation that does not include a
"public option" is a cruel joke on the American people.
It seems as though the Democrats in Washington
seek to please conservatives and Republicans more so
than passing a good bill.
Now, the most recent proposals are better than nothing in that they prevent
insurance companies from denying you coverage and unfairly criticizing and
scrutinizing previous ailments and injuries when selling insurance plans..,
However, the President and the Congress have not even dreamed about stop-
ping insurance company profiteering!'
America is the only country in the world where devilish insurers can get rich
off of sick people. The sicker you are, the more insurance companies will want
to charge you.
More Americans go bankrupt because of health care costs than for any other
The poorest, so called Third World and underdeveloped, countries have
health care systems better than the United States and many of the residents of
those countries live substantially longer.
If the politicians are afraid to oppose insurance company greed perhaps they
will listen to a simple Gantt Report plan.
Healthy people should get a tax break. If you eat right, exercise, keep your
weight respectable, eliminate drama and stress, you should not be taxed to
finance the obese, drug addicted, fast food eating people that don't care about
taking care of themselves.
If a federally approved physician says you are somewhat fit, you should get
a tax break.
None Qf us have "perfect health" but some of us are more fit than others. A
tax break might encourage more people to take care of themselves.
We voted for CHANGE but all we're getting in health care is more of the
same. The President and the Congress must understand that lobbyists can con-
tribute campaign dollars but people can cast votes. If they don't stand up to the
satanic, imperialistic and greedy insurers, some voters will not vote Democratic
in elections to come.
You tell me, if Cuba is being economically blockaded and communistic gov-
ernmentally, why does Cuba have a more effective health care system than the
"Leader of the free world"? And so does the French, the Canadians, the Dutch,
the Bahamians and almost every other country. (Buy Gantt's book "Beast Too:
Dead Man Writing" and contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)
SFrom 3-5 p.m. there's a free Papercrafting and Scrapbooking Tool Time Make &
Take. Drawings for free classes, birthday 'parties, and gift cards will take place
throughout the day.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
FACEBOOK HELPS CATCH BURGLAR
Jonathan G. Parker,19, of Philadelphia is in police custody under a $10,000
bond for allegedly breaking into a home and stealing two rings worth more than
What led police to the suspect was that the intruder left his Facebook page
open on the burglary victim's computer.
From the Michigan Front Page:
"During the police investigation, a friend of the victim who recognized
Parker informed them that he lived in the victim's neighborhood. Upon police vis-
iting the suspect's home, the person who resided there, who was also a friend of
Parker's, informed them that he did not reside there but occasionally visited. The
friend also stated that Parker visited the night before and asked him to participate
in the burglary, but he refused."
A MAN ON CRUTCHES ROBS A CASH ADVANCE STORE
Fernandina Beach Police are looking for a man caught on surveillance pic-
tures. The robber walked into a business using crutches, but didn't need them on
his way out.
The man robbed the Advance America Cash Advances store on South 8th
Street Friday afternoon.
Police say he had a bandaged face and walked in on crutches like he was a
customer, then pulled a gun on the clerks. He demanded money, then forced the
clerks into the bathroom and sprayed them with pepper spray. Then suspect walked
out without his crutch being used.
BOYFRIEND ATTACKS PREGNANT
Officer was dispatched to the Island Point Apartments located at 1000
Broward Road, regarding aggravated battery domestic violence.Upon arrival, he
spoke with the victim who provided the following information:
The suspect is the victim's boyfriend and father of their two year old daughter and
he is the father of their unborn child; the victim is six months pregnant. They have
lived at the same residence since April 2009.
According to the victim, earlier this morning a verbal argument ensued
between them. The victim indicates that the suspect punched her in her head sever-
al times and in her belly area. The victim said that the suspect choked her and that
he threw home furniture at her.
The victim is dark skinned complexion, but showed small "white" marks on
her throat area and her belly area where she alleges' that the suspect struck her dur-
ing the struggle they had during the morning's incident.
The victim completed a two page written statement documenting the details
of the suspect's actions. Officer saw the interior of the kitchen and living room areas
ransacked. He went to the suspect's place of employment and arrested him. Officer
advised the suspect of his constitutional rights by card.
The suspect said that the victim noticed a "girlfriend's number" in his cell
phone, and that she became upset with him and start to argue with him. The suspect
said that the only time he put his hands on the victim was to stop her from hitting
him. Patrol efforts"are cleared by arrest.
FOOD MART BURGLARY LED TO CRACK PIPE
Officer was dispatched to Tony's Food Mart, in reference to a burglary to a
business. Additional information per the alarm company advised they heard individ-
uals inside business smashing things. They also advised that they heard the sound
of two (2) male voices talking inside the business.
Upon arrival, Officer observed the side window of the business shattered and
a brick wrapped in a shirt was on the ground in front of the shattered window. He
requested additional units to secure the perimeter and canvass the immediate area.
Officer Prinzi and Officer Plank observed two black males in the in the 900 block
Be careful not to o'.erexert
yourself Unfortunately. \our
personal life nima suffer from a
lack spare time You can
expect to haxe some problems
with skin, bones, or teeth if
you haven't taken proper care
of them Don't let children
hold you back from doing
things you enjoy Your lucky
day this week will be
( c | CANCER
You will be in an overly gen-
erous mood this week. You
can make gains if you look at
long-term investments. Try
not to let relatives.or friends
cause any friction with your
mate. You will do well with
clients this week. Your lucky
day this week will be
You can get ready to celebrate
your new direction. Take a
short business trip if possible.
The experience will be good.
If you can't get ahead in the
company you're with, perhaps
it's time to move on Your
lucky day this week will be
Don't let your personal dilem-
mas interfere with your goals.
Past partners may try to come
back into your life. Don't let
coworkers interfere with your
objectives. Your partner's a
little jumpy. Your lucky day
this week will be Sunday.
of Erie Avenue, approximately a mile from the business. One black male was on a
bicycle and the other male was walking and consuming an alcoholic beverage.
Officer Plank and Prinzi made contact with the males in the 3400 block of
Officer Plank made contact with Mr. Green and patted him down for officer
safety. Mr. Green was consuming a Smirnoff ICE beverage. Officer Velasco arrived
on scene to assist with the investigation. Mr. Green was detained and placed in the
rear seat of Officer Velasco's patrol car.
Officer Prinzi made contact with Miller who was riding the bicycle. Officer
Prinzi patted Mr. Miller down and during the pat down, large bulges were felt in
both front pockets. Officer Prlnzi asked if they were weapons and Mr. Miller stated
they were watches he just bought from a white female. Officer Prinzi asked Mr.
Miller if he could search his pockets and he stated "Yes". Officer Prlnzi removed
several watches from both front pockets of Mr. Miller. Officer Prinzi also removed
a glass crack pipe from Mr. Millers front right lower shorts pocket. A laceration was
also observed on Mr. Millers hand. Mr. Miller was detained and placed in the
rear seat of Officer Prinzi's patrol car.
A canvass of the area revealed six (6) packaged black T-shirt's in the 900
block of Erie Avenue. The shirts were approximately thirty feet from where Mr.
Green and Mr. Miller were originally seen. Two of the shirt packages had blood on
The store manager (complainant) responded to the scene after being contact-
ed by the alarm company.
BATTERY / DOMESTIC
Officer was dispatched to Scott Woods Dr S., in reference to a domestic vio-
lence call. Upon arrival, he met with the Victim who stated that she was physically
assaulted by her husband (Frederick Swindle).
Investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect have been married for 2 years,
reside together as a family. The victim said that she is currently six months pregnant
with the suspect's child.
The victim and suspect were involved in an argument, about cheating alle-
gations. The victim stated that the argument eventually escalated to violence and as
a result both victims suffered injuries.
Victim #1 confronted the suspect about his infidelity in their relation-
ship. Victim #1 stated that the suspect first punched a hole in the bedroom door then
he snatched the keys to the car from her at which time they began struggling over
the keys. Victim#2 stated that she intervened in order to help her mother, but was
pushed'to the ground by the suspect. Victim #1 then stated that the suspect was able
to get the keys from her before going outside. The victim said that she followed him
outside to try to prevent him from leaving. During this time, victim#l said that the
suspect walked up to her slapped her on the face, pushed her to the ground and took
her cell phone. Additionally, victim #1 stated that the suspect was aware of her being
The suspect denied all allegations against him and stated that the victim
started with him. Officer observed injuries to victim#l's face and neck area and a
minor scratch in victim#2 chest. He also observed an injury to the suspect's left hand
as well as a minor scratch on his chest. An E.T. was assigned by HQ in order to pho-
tograph the victim's injuries.
September 22, 2008 September 28, 2008
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You're likely io encounter nev.
partners if lou take short trips
You can make gains, if \ou
v'.ork in conjunction %with oth-
ers. You can pick up _some
c'.ertitne this week lUse \our
irno atile mind to s-urpri-;e
youngsters Your luck' das
this v.eek \%ill be Thursda\
You may get some opposition
Personal changes will be to
your benefit. Deception \inll
play an important factor in
relationships. You may find
that your generosity has been
taken for granted You need
some rest Your lucky day this
week will be Sunday
You can make financial deals,
but it may be best if you're not
using your own cash. If they
want help that's great, but if
they try to take credit for your
work, you will have to set them
straight. Your financial. situa-
tion may be draining and it's
time to make some serious
changes. You may find that
your mate is well aware of the
circumstances. Your lucky day
this week will,be Tuesday.
Your devotion will be persua-
sive. You need lime to make
things better. Romantic oppor-
tunities are evident if you get
involved in large groups or
organizations Read between
the lines before you sign your
name Your lucky day this
week will be Monday.
Avoid disputes v. ith family :
their complaints can't change
anything anywNay. Get into
some acti cities that will help
you in making new friends
Cultural activities open your
eyes to new ways of doing
things Don't share your dilem-
ma with those ,ou work with
Your lucky day this week will
Don't let your emotions inter-
fere with your professional
integrity. Peers may not be on
your side. Be careful when
dealing with female members
of your family. Help an older
member with a problem that
faces them. Your lucky day
this week will be Friday.
Personal problems may be
hanging over your head but
don't confront the situation
Make plans to mix business
with pleasure Dinner with
clients or business associates
should be successful. Don't let
your lo\er put demands on
you Enloy some socializing
this week Your lucky day this
week will be Thursday
Investments may be misrep-
resented this week. Rewards,
gifts, or money from invest-
ments or taxes can be expect-
ed. Get out and enjoy some
entertainment. Tell it like it is.'
Your lucky day this week will
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PA.GE....TE.STR.SEPEMBE 26 200
and come in and kind of year
circle the \\agons and go to The Jaguars ,
work,": Del Rio told signed rookie cor-. ,.
reporters. "We have a divi- nerback William -.
sional game coming up this Middleton off
week. We made our correc- Atlanta's practice ..
tions. We all understand squad and also
The Jaguars begin a
two game stretch against
AFC South rivals Houston
downs, two turnovers and
and Tennessee. four sacks absorbed in the
Jacksonville head coach Jaguars' loss. Torry Holt
Jack Del Rio has had to had six catches for 65
field questions about the
club's disappointing start.
"Again as I kind of Willi
mentioned, I think %when miss
you have an 0-2 start there seas(
become a lot of questions, labru
a lot of questions asked. A hurt
lot of people will have their during
opinions and some with the again
more maybe negative opin- Willi
ions will come out of the play.
woodwork and become A
prevalent. And I just really draft
believe as a football team three
Wide receiver Troy
amson is expected to
the remainder of the
on due to a torn
im Williamson was
while making a catch
ig the second quarter
nst the Cardinals.
amson fumbled on the
A 2005 first-round
pick. Williamson had
e receptions for 34
we have to turn our ears off yards in two games this
"I think everything that
we'll do as an organization
is that which w\e feel rs in
the best interest of the
team, and I think that's
what was done in this
case." Del Rio said of the
In addition, safety
Michael Desormeaux was
waived from the practice
squad and replaced b)
first-year linebacker Justin
Greene. 6-0, 212, was a
seventh-round pick of
Seattle in this year's draft.
the 247th selection overall,
Top Spots In Heritage
Sports Poll Don't Change
THE FLORID AST-R
South Carolina State (2-
0) and Shaw University (4-0)
held on to their number one
position in the Heritage
Sports- Radio Network
(HSRN) Division I-FCS and
Division II Top-10 polls.
The Top-10 polls are
selected each week during
the season by the HSRN staff
and writers, ranking
Historical Black College
Football Championship Sub-
Division (FCS) Division I
and NCAA Division II &
South Carolina State was
off this past weekend and got
all but two of the first place
votes and held on to their top
Actually there were no
changes in the in the top four
Southern (2-1) moved up
to number five after their 21-
17 win over Tennessee State.
Hampton (2-1) knocked off
N.C. A&T (3-1) 24-14 and
moved up to the six position,
moving the Aggies down to
number nine. Alabama A&M
dropped their first game of
the season to Jacksonville
State '45-13 and fell to the
seven spot, while Alabama
State (3-0). won their third
straight 38-6 over Edward
Waters and moved up to
Rounding out the Top- 10
is Arkansas Pine Bluff (3-0)
who moved into the Top-10
with their 27-7 win over
Mississippi Valley State.
Shaw made it four in a
row scoring 49 unanswered
points in the second half
cruising to a 68-6 win over
Lincoln (PA), holding on to
the number one position for
the third consecutive week.
Albany St. (3-0) was off
last week and held on to
number two; Tuskegee (3-1)
defeated #5 Clark Atlanta
and kept their hold on the
number three position.
Elizabeth City State (3-1)
held on to their spot at num-
ber four with a thrilling win
over conference rival
Chowan 35-30 and rounding
out the top five is NAIA
power Langston with their
27-21 win over Panhandle
St. Morehouse made a
move to number six with
their 38-0 win over Lincoln
(MO). Moving back into the
Top- 10 for the first time since
the first week is Fayetteville
State (2-2) who shut out St
Paul's 24-0 and moved up to
Costa Named CIAA
Football Coach of the Week
After directing Saint
Augustine's College to a vic-
tory in its CIAA opener,
Head Coach Michael Costa
was selected CIAA football
coach of the week.
Costa led the Falcons to
a 27-14 triumph over
Virginia State University.
The win was the first this sea-
son for the Falcons, who host
Elizabeth City State
University in a' big CIAA
game on Saturday at
This is the sixth time that
Costa has been chosen CIAA
football coach of the week.
He was named CIAA foot-
ball coach of the year in 2003
MSU's Howard Earns
MEAC Co-Defensive Player
of the Week
George Howard of Morgan
State University was selected
as the Mid-Eastern Athletic
Player of the Week.
Brandon Roundtree of
Hampton was also selected
as Co-Defensive Players of
the Week, while for the third
consecutive week Florida
A&M quarterback Curtis
Pulley was selected as the
Offensive Player of the
Keith Pough of Howard
earned Rookie of the Week
honors while teammates
Anthony Collins and Leroy
Vann earned Offensive
Lineman and Special Teams
Player of the Week acco-
Howard (LB, 6-1, 245,
Sr., Chesapeake, Va.), a
Preseason All-MEAC 2nd
Team selection, recorded a
career-high 17 tackles with
0.5 for a loss of four yards.
He also added 1.5 sacks for a
10-yard loss. Howard was
named the New York Urban
League Classic's Defensive
Player of the Game as the
Bears defeated the Winston-
Salem State Rams 16-10 in
Player of the Week selection
marks the first of his career
and the he currently ranks
No. 8 in total tackles (25) in
the Football Chaimpionship
Subdivision (FCS) and ranks
No. 1 in the MEAC.
The Bears defensive unit
held Winston-Salem State to
65 passing yards and
accounted for five sacks and
The Bears, who are 1-1
on the season, resume their
schedule on Saturday after-
noon against Colonial
Athletic Association oppo-
nent Towson (1-1).
Jackson (MSU) completed
16-of-21 passes for 146 yards
with two touchdowns and ran
12 times for five yards in the
Bears win over WSSU.
Brian Mann (MSU)
averaged 29 yards on three
kick returns, including a 36-
yarder in the 3rd quarter to
aid the Bears with a 16-10
overtime win over WSSU.
carried the ball 24 times for
112 yards with three recep-
tions for 42 yards to help the
Pirates to their first confer-
ence victory of the season.
Arando Jamison (HOW)
recorded 11 tackles, six solo,
with 1.0 sack for a loss of
eight yards and two breakups
in Howard's loss to FAMU.
Bryan Parker (FAMU)
tallied 11 tackles, 1.0 for a
loss of one yard, in the
Rattlers victory over the
Jason Randall (DSU)
recorded a career-high 93
yards rushing on 20 carries
and two receptions for 25
yards in the Hornets loss to
Nick Richmond (DSU)
graded out at 88.6-percent as
he helped the Hornets
account for 343 yards of total
offense. He also recorded 4.5
Jordan Stovall (HAM)
hit a 36-yard field, goal to
give the Pirates a 17-7 lead
over the Aggies. He also hit
an extra point in the win.
Jerome Strums (DSU)
posted three tackles and
recorded a 71-yard intercep-
tion return for a touchdown
in the Hornets loss.
University senior placekicker
Jake King garnered his sec-
Conference Specialist of the
and was \ai ed on
Sept. 5. He was a four-. ear
starter at Rutgers. playing
both the free and strong
safety spots. He was a first-
team All-Big East selection
as a senior after finishing
with 87 tackles and two
interceptions and earned
second-team honors as a
sophomore as he led the
team with four intercep-
tions along with 82 tackles.
He earned Freshman All-
America honors in 2005
after he started all 12
games and finished with
A native of New
SAC Head Coach
A Tyler, Texas, native,
King was perfect with his
kicks in helping the Hornets
earn a 38-6 victory over
Edward Waters College.
King went 5-5 on PATs and
also connected on his lone
field goal attempt from 25
For the season, King is a
perfect 12-12 on extra points
and has made four of his five
field goal tries.
Alabama State opens
SWAC play Saturday against
Mississippi Valley State in
the Chicago Football Classic.
ING OFF BYE WEEK
Bethune Cookman (0-2,
0-1 MEAC) had a bye last
week following its 24-3 loss
to defending MEAC champi-
on South Carolina State on
The Wildcats were out-
gained 258-97 and were held
scoreless until the last minute
of the third quarter. Starting
Francois was replaced by
back-up Matthew Johnson,
who led the team with 126
Through two games,
Francois, who started in the
season-opener against Shaw,
has 105 total yards (46 pass-
ing and 59 rushing). Junior
quarterback Johnson has 168
total yards (105 passing and
63 rushing). Junior running
back Brian Sumlar leads the
team in rushing yards with an
average of 42.5 per game and
has the team's only touch-
down of the season.
committed 11 turnovers in
the first two games and is
averaging just 189.5 yards
back Arkee Smith and line-
man Dexter Jackson, who
have recorded 18 and 17
tackles, respectively, have led
Linebacker Ryan Lewis
has 2.5 tackles for loss and
two interceptions this year.
Rochelle. New York. Richard Collier was among
Greene spent th e former Jaguars being rec-
Greene spent the 2((.4 ognized. Plhotos by Laurence
season at Bridgton Greene. Photographer for The
A.4d,- in r,, ;,Florida Star.
186 tackles. He earned
first-team honors on two
America squads as a senior
after totaling 95 tackles,
8.5 tackles for loss. five
sacks and four intercep-
tions. A native of Marist,
Georgia, Middleton attend-
ed Marist High School
,where he posted 10 inter-
ceptions along with two
kickoff returns for touch-
downs. He was a two-rime
Marist Defensixe Player of
the Year selection.
Roland, 5-11. 242. was
originally signed as a rook-
ie free agent by
Philadelphia in 2008.
The Jaguars return
home Oct. 4 for a I p.m.
kickoff against Tennessee.
Green, 22, attended New
Rochelle High School
where he lettered in foot-
ball and track and was a
teammate of Baltimore
Ravens running back Ray
Middleton, 23, was. a
fifth-rounid pick of the
Atlanta Falcons in this
year's draft, the 138th
selection overall. He \\as
waived on September 5
and claimed off waiters by
Tampa Bay before being
waived on September 10.
He was re-signed to the
Falcons practice squad on
Middleton. 5-11. 194.
was a three-year starter at
Furman %where he totaled
seven interceptions and
The Florida Star
Former Hampton University basketball standout
Donte Harrison was one of six players to sign with the
legendary Harlem Globetrotters for the team's annual
training camp to fill open spots on the world's most
famous basketball team.
The Globetrotters opened training camp on Thursday,
Sept. 24, in New York
Harrison'led the Pirates in field goal percentage last
season at .544 (80-for-147),and was the team's second
leading rebounder behind Theo Smalling. Harrison aver-
aged 4.9 rebounds per game for Hampton (16-16, 8-8
MEAC) and scored a season-high 18 points Feb. 23
against Morgan State.
Harrison also had a career-high 12 rebounds Feb. 2 at
North Carolina A&T, before recording his only double-
double of the year with 12 points and 10 rebounds Feb. 7
against Delaware State. His career high in points was 14,
which Harrison recorded March 1, 2008 against Norfolk
For his career, Harrison averaged 5.7 points and 4.8
rebounds a game for the Pirates.
Harrison, whom the official Globetrotters press
release nicknamed "Hammer," will be joined by Charley
"Cobra" Coley, Tay "Firefly" Fisher, Antoine "Bones"
Million, Milone "The Spark" Clark and Roscoe "Sarge"
These players will join Globetrotter stars Big Easy
Lofton, Flight Time Lang, Special K Daley, Scooter
Christensen, Ant Atkinson, Handles Franklin and many
others as the Globetrotters prepare for their 84th consec-
utive season of touring the world.
The Globetrotters' training camp will culminate with
the team's third annual private performance in Harlem on
Monday, Oct. 5. Presented in cooperation with the NYC
Police Athletic League, the Globetrotters will showcase
their spectacular brand of fun family entertainment for
thousands of smiling Harlem school children with a game
against the Washington Generals at the 369th Harlem
SEPTEMBER 26 2009
ca emy n a
September 26, 2009
REPRESENTATIVE AUDREY GIBSON
ENGAGES AREA STUDENTS IN THE
JACKSONVILLE, FL- On Wednesday, Sept. 16th, Representative
Audrey Gibson talked with students at William M. Raines Senior High School,
and Central Riverside and Arlington Elementary Schools, during NCSL's
annual "Take Your Legislator Back to School" week. Rep. Gibson has partic-
ipated in the program for the last 7 years.
*1 Ti ~~?1 II
Representative Gibson at Arlington Elementary School Representative
Gibson at Central Riverside Elementary
Representative Gibson at Central Riverside Elementary
Representative Gibson at William M. Raines Senior High
THE STOP CHILD TRAFFICKING NOW
FIRST EVER AWARENESS WALK
EVENT UNIFIES THE VOICES OF GOVERNMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT,
COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND JACKSONVILLE RESI-
DENTS; COINCIDE WITH LARGE NATIONAL EFFORT WITH IN NEW
YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, WASHINGTON DC, CHICA-
GO, AND DALLAS.
WHO: The Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Task Force and Stop Child
Trafficking Now! (SCTNow)
WHAT: Human Trafficking Awareness Walk
WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 8:15a.m.
WHERE: San Marco Square (San Marco Street at Atlantic Blvd.),
Jacksonville, FL 32207
WHY: History will be made on the weekend of, September 26-27; 2009, as
individuals, corporations, religious organizations, communities and student
groups come from all over to participate in the inaugural WALK to Stop Child
Trafficking Now! This global event is slated to attract thousands of people
who will walk throughout the world, while raising funds for ending child traf-
ficking and broadening awareness for Stop Child Trafficking Now!
Before the Walk kicks off at 8:15a.m., the Task Force co-Chairs Crystal
Freed, Esq. and Lt. Mike Eason of Jacksonville Sheriff's Office will be joined
at the press conference by a representative of the Federal Bureau of
Investigations (FBI), Mayor Peyton's Chief of Staff, Adam Hollingsworth and
former Jacksonville Jaguars Joel Smeenge and Todd Fordham.
SCTNow is a
dedicated to ending
the abduction and
sexual exploitation of
children in the
Force's mission is to
develop a systemat-
ic approach to identi-
fying, rescuing, and
restoring. victims of
human trafficking in
cal assistance, coor-
and prosecuting traf-
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CLUB ENVY TAKES FIRST PLACE
Etiquette Camp AT THE DISNEY STEP CLASSIC
Lake Buena Vista, FL The Club Envy step team from Jacksonville, Fla.
de'l? took first place in the enhanced Disney STEP Classic at Walt Disney World Resort
on September 4 and 5. The landmark event celebrating this expressive form of
:ome Photo & Runway Ready! dance rooted in the heritage of African and Caribbean cultures featured new educa-
in and pscitement for ages 4 to 14 tional opportunities and a new venue.
"The inaugural event in 2008 brought together high school and college step
teams for the first time at the Walt Disney World Resort," said Tim Hill, director of
_TATI L lS Special Programs for Disney Destinations. "The enhancements to this year's event
I TIPS S made it an educational and preeminent event not to be missed."
1 TIPS:" Enhancements to this year's event included the addition of clinics by a
M l National Step Show Association (NSSA) judge following each performance and
: Master STEP Workshops. The NSSA Master STEP Workshop was led by Crystal
NOVEMBER 16, 200 Jarmon, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Step Team member, and Tyjuana Phillips,
Step Mistress for the nationally recognized Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Step
'' . .l i ': Team. The workshops held at Fantasia Gardens pavilion near Disney's Hollywood
sit is required. by Studios instructed step team members in areas that will improve their technical pro-
rve your spaCe. ficiency and choreography and help less seasoned performers learn the fundamen-
tal concepts of stage positioning, transitions, and basic choreography.
The competition, took place at the new Premiere Theater located inside
dents-. pm class. Disney's Hollywood Studios. The teams performed inside the theme park at this
t new state-of-the-art theater equipped with the latest in audio and lighting technolo-
gy. The event featured two divisions, one for ages 19 and under and one for ages 18
04-53514932 ". and up. Eligible teams included step teams from community centers, middle and
ition. high schools, community colleges, clubs, fraternities, and sororities.
The Awards show took place at the Premiere Theater following the compe-
tition. Awards included a Disney STEP Classic trophy and cash prizes. Disney
e TODAY! STEP Classic is presented in conjunction with the MEAC/SWAC Challenge and
ESPN Regional Television, which filmed portions of the event to air during the
firstname.lastname@example.org game on ESPN 2. Disney STEP Classic winners were showcased on the Pre-Game
.i00 Stage at the MEAC/SWAC Challenge and were recognized .during halftime of the
,10 00 game.
LATE FUNDRAISER KEEPS
STUDENT IN COLLEGE
A North Carolina student facing a deadline to make a $5,100 tuition
payment or leave school received the full amount in less than a day --
thanks to an online campaign led by a campus
Demorris Davis, 22, is entering his senior year at
Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. N.C.,
thanks largely to the intervention of Jason
Speier, who until recently oversaw THRIVE, a
-pampus ministry for nearby Webster Baptist
Speler met Davis two years ago through out-
reach activities and maintained a friendship with
the Charlotte native.
However, it wasn't until the evening of Sept. 3
that the minister learned his friend owed the uni-
versity $5,100 due to a mix-up involving his
financial aid information. Davis had to pay the
money by the following day or head home.
"Nobody knew," Speier said. "He didn't tell any-
body." Immediately, the minister turned to the
elaborate online network that he uses to support
and disseminate information concerning his ministry. He made a passionate
appeal for help through Facebook and his own blog. He urged friends to
make donations either through his PayPal account or direct payments to the
school's registrar's office on Davis' behalf. Donors were asked to post their
giving amounts on the THRIVE Facebook page.
Speier described his desire to help in spiritual terms. "Demorris had
a debt that he couldn't pay so we had to help," said Speier. "We had a debt
that we couldn't pay so Jesus had to pay it."
Davis had gone to catch a Greyhound bus that evening for a return
trip home for good when he got a call from Speier urging
him to come back to college because help was on the way.
That night, in a move that reinforced Speier's belief in Davis'
character, the -student gave a pair of his shoes to a home-
less man at the bus stop. As the l
Speier admitted that he didn't think the whole amount directions agan
could be raised in such a short period of time but help came be focused on g
in some unexpected forms. "I thought we would have larger gle greatest infl
donors but we got a lot of small donations," said Speier, who less Ikely to en,
said most of the individual gifts were no higher than $200. ask. the more \%
By 3 p.m. on deadline day, Davis was square with I (uetor
WCU, thanks to faith and the power of online communica- sure to incite ec
tion. The recipient thanked his benefactors in a video posted .
on line. cities, monitoring
on line. Pi -e
Every person has influence on a certain Get tern
amount of people," said Speier. "We just wanted to use i hrrp- w.the.
the influence to do something good." and monitoring
Aol.com/By Maurice Boyer
CHECK IN TO KEEP TEENS SAFE
azy days of summer come to an end and your family members start running in all
, remember to check in it h \ our teens. They might be able to drive and they might
going off to college. but that doesn't mean they don't need you. Parents are the sin-
uence when it comes to drug prevention and kids who are close to their parents are
gage in all nsky beha\ iors. The more involved you are and the more questions you
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WCGL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF SERVICE
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Victory AM 1360 WCGL became
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mat in 1979 with the commitment to present the word of God to the
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