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Serial Killer in Ohio;
Shooting Spree in Texas
So far, they have found eleven African
American female bodies in the home of
Anthony Sowell who was a convicted
sex offender. But it took them more than
a month to enter his Cleveland, Ohio
:Sc home who many neighbors said smelled
like decaying flesh for more than a year.
In fact, one store owner in the neighbor-
hood said that Sowell's personal odor
-At was so rancid that he would open his
Anthony Sowell, 50, serial killer front and back doors when he entered to
suspect buy beer. On top of that, parole officers
made- regular checking at Sowell's
home since he was a convicted sex offender. When they finally entered
the home to investigate the odor, they found two decaying bodies
upstairs. Since that time, they have discovered the bodies of eleven
women. It appeared that most had been strangled. The one woman
who said that he had raped her also said that he strangled her until she
was unconscious before raping her. Over a year's period, women had
been reported missing. Of course, they were all women of color and it
appears that the search was not as intensive.
On Thursday, a mental health military physician (psychiatrist) facing
deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan, went on a rampage and killed 12
people and wounded 31 in Fort Hood, Texas. The shooter was Army
Major Nidal Malik Hasan. This was, historically, the worst mass shoot-
ing on a military base. The shooter is in critical but stable condition.
Shooter of Jaguar Player, Found Guilty
Tyrone Hartsfield shot .
Richard Collier, six times. -
The jury decided it was not
about money, it was not a
random shooting. Hartsfield
targeted Collier to fulfill his
desire to get Collier.
Hartsfield testified that he
Tyrone Hartsfield, was with his girlfriend. Former Jaguar,
guilty of attempted Collier no longer plays for Richard Collier
the Jacksonville Jaguars as
he remains paralyzed from the waist down. In addition, his left leg has
been amputated. Hartfield's could face from 25 years to life in prison.
Rev. Dr. Bernice King to Lead SCLC
Re. Dr. Until the day he died on April 4, 1968,
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the power
in the engine that led the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference from
when it was founded in 1957. Now, 41
years later, his youngest daughter will
lead the national organization of 10,000
members in 17 states from Georgia,
Florida to California. The Rev. Joseph E.
Lowery, who served as president for 20
Rev. Dr. Bernice King, daughter years, said she told him she 'feels the
of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. calling.'
The organization met with Florida
Governor Charlie Crist last week at the Florida Stare Capitol regarding
the use of tasers. The state of Florida trails only California in taser
related deaths with fifty-two deaths occurring.
World Renowned Neurosurgeon to Speak at FAMU
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., a world-
B .renowned neurosurgeon will speak at Florida
A&M on Sunday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in
Lee Hall Auditorium.
Dr. Carson career highlights include the first
and only successful separation of craniopagus
in 1987, the first successful separation of type-
2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 and other
first in the field. On February 7, 2009, the
movie "Gifted Hands"based on his life, pre-
Dr. Benjamin Carson miered on TNT.
History was made, this week, one year ago
Lines were formed all over the United States as people waited to vote to make a change in
America. The First African American was elected president. But it was not just African Americans
that voted for Barack H. Obama. The voters wanted to see a change. It had been admitted and we
could feel it. We wer in the midst of a great depression.
Now, one year later, we have seen a change even though many do. not wish to admit it but, the
most fearful change from one year ago is the voting public. One year ago, people went out and
voted who'had never voted before. Yet, this past Tuesday, the voting turn out was so small, no
politician was able to win a seat to any position in Brunswick because no one had a 51% lead.
Therefore, Brunswick residents must go back to the polls and vote on December 1, 2009.
In New Jersey and Virginia, that group of voters who stood behind President Obama, did not par-
ticipate at the polls. The conservatives did so and therefore won seats that they would not have
won had the average voter been as serious as he or she had been on November 4, 2008.
Those who are against our president is now rejoicing, stating that the voters did not vote for
Obama because of,the economy and that he has not made any changes as promised. Not true!
History continued on A-7
Hamp is Back, You can again get
your hair done in Brunswick
fScratch the rumors. Hamp has
been released from Glyun County
for aggravated charges.
The beautician wish to apologize
to his many customers for his
absence and explained, the white
female, who is also a beautician,
called him the 'N' word when she
Beautician Hamp saw him. He, said there was no screw
driver. He thinks she was scratched
by his car keys.His shop will be operating Saturday.
Rihanna Talks About Her
For the first time since
the story and pictures were
released regarding Chris
Brown's brutal attack on
.L hand the effect it had on her
physically and mentally.
She told Diane Sawyer
n Ci that she did not want to
Rihanna and Chris Brown
talk about it because she
was 'embarrassed' that she loved him so much. She
said'that she went back to him eight to nine times after
he had beaten her because she was so blinded by love.
Studies show that women on the average, do not leave
abusive relationships until after seven times. Rihanna
said she is talking about it now to help others, espe-
cially the young girls, so they will take steps immedi-
ately to leave relationships that are physically, men-
tally and financially abusive.
Many Moaned for
Darryl D. Oliver
was born on
Ga and is the son
of Maggie Baker
Darryl D. Oliver, 51 death came about
three weeks after
he learned he had terminal cancer on
October 28, 2009.
Darryl grew up in St. Petersburg and
was the youngest to ever graduate from
Lakewood High School. He attended
the University of Arizona, entered the
United States Air Force and served for
Darryl is most known for his singing
tour throughout the United States and
Europe with the St. Petersburg Boys
Choir and "Up With People."
Darryl and his devoted wife, Birdie
Oliver lived in Macon, Georgia. His
homegoing service was most beautiful
as his family, friends and co-workers
praised him for his wonderful smile
and kind spirit.
Left to cherish his memories is his
wife, a son, daughter, granddaughter,
his mother, Maggie, stepfather, father
and a hbst of family and friends.
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The MAD DADS
Jacksonville Chapter, organ-
ized in October 2002, is
comprised of local men and
women who are distressed
enough about the despair
and violence on Jacksonville
streets, that they are doing
something about it them-
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selves. They serve, for the
most part, as volunteer role
models. They patrol trou-
bled streets reaching out to
youth, as surrogate parents
on the streets, trying to lead
them away from crime and
drugs! You will see them in
our public schools, talking
to the youth about preparing
for their future.
This outstanding organiza-
tion provides violence pre-
vention activities and other
assistance to residents in
their communities. The
Chapter recruits strong,
drug-free men and women
to become 'Street Mentors'
serving as a bridge between
the community at large and
the youth on the street.
No One Will Save Us
MAD DADS are a visible
and vocal presence in neigh-
Jacksonville, enlisting all of
the community-based assets
available. They support law
enforcement, the judiciary,
and parents who want to
stand up and fight against the
negative forces destroying
our children and families.
The mission of MAD DADS
is to bring about positive
change. MAD DADS seeks
out, encourages, motivates,
and guides committed men
and women in the struggle to
save children, communities,
and ourselves from the social
ills that presently plague our
DADS employs strategies to
engage men and women in
the intervention and preven-
tion of community problems,
and is designed to attract,
challenge, and prepare these
activists to be vocal, visible,
and vigilant in restoring safe
communities and healthy
It is time for every able adult
to step up and provide sup-
port to this organization.
You can volunteer, or pro-
vide funds for this organiza-
tion to complete their mis-
sion. If they are successful;
then we are all successful. It
is very clear to me, with all
the budget cuts being made
by the city, that no one will
save us but us!
Call MAD DADS; make
time to volunteer some
time! Become a supportive
member. All donations are
tax exempt. No gift is too
small or too large! Send
your donations to:
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Franklin, Delores Mainor Woods
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Distribution and Sales: Dan Randolph, Pat Randolph, Abeye Ayele, Cassie
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The Other Side of Jacksonville
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that the articles written would not promote violence or hate. Let it be known
that the views and opinions expressed are not those of The Florida Star owner
or staff It is being accepted because some writers and readers feel their feel-
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JSO VS OSJ
This is the beginning of a series of articles that will be reflective of social,
racial, economical, political, educational and spiritual issues as it relates to our
City as seen from the "other side of Jacksonville.
We begin with the injustices being displayed in our criminal justice system.
"Berry Curella was charged with murder after being a victim of a hate crime in
October 2008 at the Waffle House on Duval Road. He is facing 30 to 40 years.
There are always two sides to every story and his side was not truly heard in a
six hour court hearing." The bottom line is this young man has never had a
record and he and his companion at the time were beaten by two white racist.
The restaurant did not call the JSO when requested.
The circumstances surrounding this trial are questionable and once again Black
robes and White Justice.
Even an elementary student can see this one. You should ask the NAACP,
SCLC and Justice Department to investigate. By the way, was the Waffle House
The Other Side of Jacksonville
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NOVEMBER 7, 2009
Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
SECOND MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 954
Kings Rd., Jacksonville, FL, will celebrate its 159th
CHURCH ANNIVERSARY AND the 23rd
ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR PASTOR, Rev. Dr.
Odell Smith, Jr. November 1, 4, 5, 6 and 8, 2009 at
11:00 a.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. on week nights.
Them: "GOD Answers Prayer." The public is cordially
invited to come.
MURCHISON TEMPLE CHRISTIAN
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH located at
5817 Catoma Street, Jacksonville, FL 32244 invites the
community to the "50+ Women's Brunch:
Revitalizing Spirit, Soul & Body" on Sat., Nov. 7,.
2009, 11 a.m. 2 p.m. This event seeks to bring women
together to inspire and motivate them to understand that
it is never too late to fulfill the highest purpose in their
lives. While feasting on a surprising menu of tempting
breakfast and lunch choices we will also have door
prize offerings and opportunities to bid in a silent auc-
tion. Featured guest speaker is Dr. Martha Lue Stewart
of Orlando, FL. An active member of the Women's
Missionary Society of which she has also served as
president, Dr. Stewart is currently a Professor in the
Educational Studies Department at the University of
Central Florida. She has served in several capacities at
the local, state, regional, and national levels for over 40
years in her national public service sorority, Delta
Sigma Theta, Inc. Dr. Stewart, in her own words, "I
seek to inspire, as I have been inspired." Tickets for the
event are $10 and are available from Pastor Mary
McKinney, (904) 619-8342.
NEW BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH'S Pastor and Members will be celebrating
the 90th Church Anniversary on November 8, 2009. It
is our sincere hope that you will help us commemorate
this auspicious occasion by purchasing an Ad in our
Souvenir Book. The cost for the ads range from $50.00
for a full page ad to $5.00 for a donation line. Your sup-
port will aide us in our quest to continuously impact the
lives of the persons in our community in a very power-
ful and positive way. Thank you in advance for you.
generosity. The church is located at 1824 Prospect St.,
in Jacksonville. For more information, call (904) 764-
5727. Bishop Eric A. Lee, Pastor.
ST. GABRIEL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH cordially
invites you to celebrate with us at our annual Family
and Friends Day. The Heavenly Angels Youth choir will
be performing and The H. Alvin Green Memorial
Alumni Chorale will be featured. These two dynamic
choirs will be under the direction of Ms. Patricia Black.
Come out and enjoy an evening of praise and worship,
and help us celebrate Family and Friends Day. The pro-
gram will start promptly at 5:00 p.m. on November 15,
2009. The church is located at 5235 Moncrief Road,
West, Jacksonville. For more information, call (904)
TABERNACLE OF THE TEMPLES FELLOW-
SHIP INC., will be having our annual deliverance con-
ference. The public is invited to attend. The dates are
November 6th and 8th. Services start nightly at 7:00
p.m. and Sunday Morning at 10:30 a.m. This year our
guest speaker is Apostle Ivory Hopkins from Delaware.
The church is located at 4100 Beverly Ave., Northside.
For more information call (904) 765-4123.
"HOW TO SURVIVE AND GROW IN THIS
ECONOMY BY BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES" build
your business on a solid foundation that will not fail.
Learn firsthand from the founder of WISE COUNSEL
how to survive the recession and prosper mentally, spir-
itually or financially knowing God's plan for you in
business or ministry. Who would attend?
Entrepreneurs, Executives, New Business start ups and
Ministry Leaders. This event will be Thursday,
November 19th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It is free
and open to the public. Beaver Street Enterprise Center
is located at 1225 West Beaver St., in Jacksonville, FL
32204. A reservation is required. Contact Angelia
'Redding at (904) 265-4702 or email to reddin-
FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST Plan to attend
a banquet and worship service, celebrating the 17th
Anniversary of the Rev. Gillard S. Glover and First
Church of Palm Coast. Guests will be hitting the red
carpet at the Palm Coast Hilton Garden & Inn on
Saturday, November 7th, at 5 p.m., in fine dining, enter-
tainment, and awards that the Oscars will envy. A reser-
vation is $50 per person. The celebration continues with
guest speaker Bishop Derek T. Triplett for the service
on Sunday, November 8, 5 p.m., at First Church.
Bishop Triplett is founding senior. pastor of Hope
Fellowship Church in Daytona Beach. He spreads the
good news in a powerfully profound manner. In addi-
tion to speaking, preaching, teaching, and writing,
Bishop Triplett is an extraordinary songwriter. He's a
featured speaker for The Word Network and Trinity
Broadcasting Network (TBN). He serves Daytona
Beach in various civic, economic, youth, and educa-
tional initiatives. First Church of Palm Coast, at 91 Old
Kings Road North, can be reached at (386) 446-5759.
SUMMERVILLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, located at 690 West 20th St., in
Jacksonville. The usher's ministry will celebrate its
Annual Anniversary Sunday, November 8, at 5:00 p.m.
PHILIP R. COUSIN A.M.E. CHURCH, located at
2625 Orange Picker Rd,, Jacksonville, Rev. Eugene E.
Moseley, Pastor will celebrate its 123rd Church
Anniversary. Worship services will be held (Revival)
November 12th and 13th 2009 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday,
November 15, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
For additional information, please call the church at
for the Pastor Emeritus,
Rev. Dr. E. I. Norman, of
The New Redeem
Missionary Baptist Church,
located at 1614 E. 30th St.,
Jacksonville, FL, will be
held on November 15,
2009. Morning Service
quest speakers will be
Pastor Willie Addison, Sr.,
Rev. Aaron Flagg, Assistant
Missionary Baptist Church,
Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Jacksonville, FL and Rev.
Edward W. Norman,
Associate Minister Greater Hopewill Baptist Church,
Ocala, FL. Evening Service at 3:30 p.m. The following
church, Rev. Dr. Odell Smith, Second Missionary
Baptist Church. Rev. Michael Williams, Life Changes
Christian Fellowship and Rev. Dr. C.E. Preston, St.
John Missionary Baptist Church, Melbourne.
A Memorial HomeGoing Celebration
Honoring Sister Angela Hooker Jones
Passed in Duluth, GA (a suburb of Atlanta) on
October 24, 2009. Service was held Sunday,
November 1st at Kings Road Church of Christ.
She was born April 13, 1952 to Dr. Alfred L.
Hooker, Sr. and the late Jessie Hooker. Angela was
a graduate of William M. Raines class of 1970.
She was a member of Kings Road Church of
Christ, under the leadership of her father. Shel
leaves to mourn her father and step-mother Dr.
Alfred L. and Estella Hooker; two sisters, Brenda
Samuel, and Donna (Joseph) Hartsfield; two
brothers, Alfred, Jr., (Cynthia) and Alfred D.
Hooker; Children, Chrishinder Hooker (who pre-
deceased her), and; Cheryl Hooker, Hamie Hooker
Gibson; one son, Willie L. Hooker; many grand-
children, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Burial was held in Duluth, GA.
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Almighty God,Father of all mercies and giver of all
comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those
who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may
know the consolation of thy love, through
Jesus Christ our LORD.
Henderson, Sr., died
November 1, 2009.
BROWN, Floyd died
October 29, 2009.
died November 1, 2009.
COLLINS, Joe E., died
October 29, 2009.
FINSTAD, Nola, died
November 1, 2009.
JOHNSON, Eloise, died
November 2, 2009.
JONES, LeeAndrew, 28,
died October 28, 2009. .
October 29, 2009.
Mae, died October 29,
MAYS, Lester, died
October 31, 2009.
THORNTON, Lillie A.,
died October 30, 2009.
WEBB, Benjamin, 60,
died October 29, 2009.
died October 30, 2009.
WILSON, Stella, died
November 1, 2009. Aaron
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m .
Intercessory Prayer........................10:45 a.m. .
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
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 .
Morning Worship......... ............ ...................11:00 a.m.
Tuesday.............................................. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday............................ ..... ................................ Joy Night,7:00 p.m .
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School --------------------------------------------10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship -------------------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study ---------------------Tuesday & Friday----- 7:00 p.m.
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Red-Ribbon Opening Gala Ceremony for State Aurora
Theatrical Company Performance Hall
The Red-Ribbon Opening Gala Ceremony for Stage Aurora
Theatrical Company Performance Hall was held recently. The
Performance Hall, located in Gateway Town Center, consists of over
7,200 sq ft of space with seating for over 200, stage area, backstage
and dressing room area, theater lighting and sound. Plans are in the
works for further additions and renovations in order to make Stage
Aurora a fully equipped, full-service community theatre company.
A turn out of almost 200 community leaders, corporate and private
sponsors, supporters, performers, patrons and spectators helped to
make the Ribbon Ceremony a grand affair.
The Reception followed by excerpts of Main Stage Productions
presented by Stage Aurora throughout the years, including Dream
Girls, Mahalia, The Negro Mother, Darryl Reuben Hall's Frat
House, Darryl Reuben Hall's Reality Check, and Stage Aurora's cur-
rent production, Apostasy:360 Degrees. Each of the performers gave
stellar performances, a testament of the high quality and standard of
show produced by this Company.
Stage Aurora's 100 Youth Inspirational Voices, which consist of
children from throughout the city of Jacksonville and under the direc-
tion of Yvonne Morgan, presented several selections and the caliber
of their performance, was second to none.
The evening was a grand success for Darryl Reuben Hall and
Stage Aurora! Darryl Hall has touched many, but still strives to awak-
en many more to the gifts and talents of local artists and performers.
And as he continues to strive to reach the far comers of Jacksonville
from the heart of the northwest side of the city, Stage Aurora has an
impressive calendar of events and productions to close out this 2009-
2010 season. Stage Aurora extends a heartfelt and home felt invitation
to all to "Theatre that enlightens."
Stage Aurora .....Theatre that Enlightens, was founded in 1999
under the leadership of Darryl Reuben Hall. It began as an oppor-
tunity to provide people of color in the City of Jacksonville a
venue to grow, share, and exhibit their professional skills and cre-
ative works of art that best exemplify our culture. As an emerging
non-profit theatrical organization, Stage Aurora is quickly becoming
Florida's leading theatre in quality African-American dramas, come-
dies, and musicals.
In 2000, Stage Aurora launched its Artistic Programming with a
Series of Readings of New Works. The Community Outreach and
Educational Series began mi 2002. Educational programming offers
youth ages 6 to 18 the opportunity to learn all aspects of theatre pro-
duction that strengthens individual aptitude and annually reaches well
over 3,000 students from the Jacksonville area.
Launched in 2003, our Mainstage Series completed the formative
phase of our theatre. It is a tribute to both the quality and stabili-
ty of our programming designed to encompass the essence of cultur-
al enrichment and diversity. Mainstage productions provide opportu-
nities for local and statewide artists to share and exhibit their wealth
"In the early 80's, the desire to provide a theatrical format for
artists of color to develop self- expression and creativity stirred
deeply in my soul. Thus, as time would allow, the desire grew and
Stage Aurora was born. Stage Aurora, theatre that enlightens, aims
to build a bridge of understanding, to share our culture with cultures
from around the world, to hear the same words that make us all laugh
or cry, to applaud and shout in unity. As a professional actor for over
20 years, I have had the privilege to perform on hundreds of stages
across the world; to stand on stage as thd actor and look out over the
audience and experience the sheer surprise in the eyes of the audi-
ence as they are treated to words of delight. I hope to share this emo-
tion with you, to greet you in a manner that is sincerely heartfelt, to
salute you with dignity, and to applaud your words of encourage-
ment and support.
Reared on the Northside of Jacksonville, music, song and dance,
gave me discipline, responsibility, and self-confidence. There were no
bounds to my goals. There were limited resources as the Northside has
never hosted a professional theatre for showcasing the Arts. Stage
Aurora is an attempt to fill that void. Stage Aurora is here to pres-
ent the City of Jacksonville with the best in theatrical entertainment
we can offer, to be a contributing force to such an already power-
ful and exciting Arts community. We are here to be inclusive of every
nationality, ethnic origin, social history, and religious preference. We
are a multi-cultural family growing and expanding daily. Please
accept us with open arms as we strive to create theatre that enlight-
ens. Peace is unto you," writes Darryl Reuben Hall
Stage Aurora has certainly made its mark on this community
thanks to the leadership of Darryl Reuben Hall!
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CEREMONY WILL RECOGNIZE CIVIL RIGHTS
EFFORTS AND 130 YEARS OF FL MEMORIAL
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (Oct. 15) --A special ceremony to be held
Saturday, November 14 in St. Augustine's Collier-Blocker-Puryear
Park will be the first step in an effort to create a renaissance of local
interest in area history and Florida Memorial 'College now FL
Memorial University. Celebrating 130 years of history, the school was
located in St. Augustine from 1918 until 1968 when it moved to
The 1 p.m. ceremony will feature the unveiling of a historical
marker devoted to the contribution of Florida Memorial students to
the local civil rights struggles that took place beginning in the 1960s.
The marker is part of a series erected by the Civil Rights Committee
of St. Augustine (also known as the Civil Rights Memorial Projects
Committee) to identify and commemorate pivotal sites related to the
civil rights movement. This latest marker also honors Reverend John
Lee Tilley, a president of Florida Memorial College (1944-49) and
the first executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference under the direction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Florida Memorial University choir will perform. The original
choir attained lasting fame in 1900 when it presented the first public
performance of Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing selected in 1919 as the
Negro National Anthem by the NAACP. The famous song was creat-
ed by the brothers James and Rosamond Johnson.
The ceremony will take place at the newly re-located Abraham
Lincoln Lewis Archway the most lasting physical reminder of
Florida Memorial College's time in St. Augustine. The archway is
named for the first African-American millionaire in the region and the
man who provided the funding for the arch's construction. It is in
Collier-Blocker-Puryear Park, named for former Florida Memorial
College founders and presidents. The park is located at the intersec-
tion of Holmes Boulevard and West King Street in West St. Augustine.
For more information, contact Gerald Eubanks at 904.794.1544.
oto of Founder Darryl Reuben Hall and the Stage Aurora Board of Directors. (ALL PHOTOS BY
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Matt Thompson (Jacksonville Children's
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Dr. Brenda Simmons (Florida
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42nd Anniversary Show of The Sensational Tones'
Story and pictures by Clarissa Davis
The Sensational Tones 42nd Anniversary show was held on Sunday, November 1, 2009 atthe Thompson Convention Center. There were over 300 people and special
guests such as Horace Jones & The Mighty Jubilars, The West Singers, The Gospel Messenges, Sister Ethel Stanley & The Gospel Superiors, The Sensational Travelers,
The Angels of Praise and The New Testament of Jacksonville, Florida.
St. Andrews Holiness Church of ,
the P.A.W. Inc. at 1010 Amherst Street,
Brunswick, Georgia welcome the installation serv-
ice of Elder Darren West and Sister Effie West on
October 24, 2009. The full-services started on the
weekend of October 23 25 with joy.
St. Andrews Holiness Church lost its former
pastor, District Elder W. Charles Mitchell when he
passed on October 10, 2007. His wife, First Lady
Evangelist Carrie Mitchell stood in as leader dur-
ing services until the new pastor was installed.
Elder Darren West is a licensed Elder of the
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. He was born
in Brunswick, Georgia. His wife, Sister Effie
West, is from St. Marys, Georgia. They have been
married for 17 years and have three wonderful
God be the glory for Pastor Darren West and
First Lady Effie West of St. Andrews Holiness
Church of the P.A.W. Inc.
FLIPPIN' OFF SOUTH BEACH: NASCAR STAR EDWARDS HITS
Signature move off boat rail into Biscayne Bay highlights Chase contender's day of South
Florida promotion for Nov. 22 Sprint Cup Championship at Homestead-Miami SpeedwayFlorida promotion for Nov. 22 Sprint Cup Championship at
MIAMI-Carl Edwards, driver
of the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion, trav-
eled to Miami this week in advance of
Ford Championship Weekend at
Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 20-
22). And while he was roaming the
streets-and waterways-of South
Beach, the young driver known for
intensity on the track quickly realized he
was no longer in his hometown of
Columbia, Mo: "I don't think you can be
anything productive living in Miami,"
he said. "The weather here is amaz-
ing ....1 love being outdoors."After win-
ning a series-high nine NASCAR Sprint
Cup races in 2008 to finish second in the
Championship standings, Edwards was
the 2009 preseason pick of a national-
media poll to dethrone three-time
NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson.
This fall, Edwards is one of 12 Chase
"playoff" contenders competing for the
2009 Sprint Cup Championship, to be
crowned Nov. 22 at Homestead-Miami
Speedway; great seats are still available
by calling (866) 409-RACE or by visit-
The first stop of what would be a
whirlwind visit to South Florida was a
TV studio in Fort Lauderdale, and
Edwards was as comfortable in his tai-
lored suit as he is in a driver's suit. He
traded verbal jabs with the
host and even cracked a joke about his
broken foot: "It takes a really special
person to turn a game of Frisbee into a
contact sport," said Edwards.
"Apparently, I am one of those very spe-
After the TV spot, Edwards
headed south. Crossing the county line
from Broward to Miami-Dade, he made
an unannounced appearance at the
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's
2009 Sports Hall of Champions induc-
tion luncheon. To the guest of honor's
sheer surprise, Edwards took the stage to
present auto racing pioneer Janet
Guthrie in her enshrinement: "It was
cool, because she made it possible for
racing to move into non-traditional mar-
kets like Miami," said Edwards. "She
really raised the profile of auto racing.
Stop No. 3 on Edwards' South
Florida journey involved hosting media
members for an expedition of South
Beach via a most unique "Duck Tours
Miami" vessel. Edwards played tour
guide aboard the amphibious vehicle
that no doubt did his No. 99-sponsor
Aflac quite proud. Along Ocean Drive,
Edwards encountered a man riding a
bicycle with a red-tailed boa constrictor
draped around his shoulders, and the
microphone toting Sprint Cup star asked
the man the origins of his snake.
"It's from Colombia," the man
"Hey, that's where [Juan Pablo]
Montoya's from," Edwards said of his
Miami-residing competitor. "We're both
from Colombia-I'm from the north end
[of Missouri's capital city], and he's
from the south end."
After media was treated to a pass
down South Beach's most deco of
drives, the Duck headed for Biscayne
Bay and took a dive-literally driving
into the ocean waters without so much as
a blink of a land-to-water conversion.
And it was here that Edwards' South
Florida visit would take a very sponta-
Despite wearing the walking
cast on his broken foot, Edwards was
asked by a local TV reporter if he would
be performing his signature back flip off
the boat. Edwards' surprise reply: "I will
if you will."
So after a very brief tutorial, off
the boat's rail and into Biscayne Bay
went the duo in what is probably not a
scrapbook moment for team-owner Jack
Roush. Edwards will seek forgiveness
via a return trip to Victory Lane Nov. 22
at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where
he last fall captured both the Ford 300
and Ford 400.
"Homestead-Miami Speedway is
one of the most exciting tracks on the
circuit; I cannot wait for the race," said
last year's Championship runner-up.
"The progressive banking allows drivers
to maintain their speed three-wide, and I
like it because it gives me options....I
won this race last year, and I really need
to make up some ground. Winning at
Homestead-Miami Speedway is the way
that you want to do it."
And celebrating in South
Florida? How would the 2009 Chase
contender see that playing out?
"If we were to win the
Championship, South Beach is where
we would come," said Edwards. "My
crew guys would really like this."
A REVEALING LOOK AT ONE OF THE GREATEST BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF ALL
TIME FROM CELEBRATED FILMMAKER SPIKE LEE
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A SPIKE LEE JOINT
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are born. When you, as an infant, feel the pain of hunger, that feeling is not eliminated until you
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making changes. He was voted in one year ago this week. He took his position in January and
already-you see the strain of his desire to get it all done in his face.
What he has done so far:
(1) We are no longer in a recession.
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By Bumey Bivens, Esquire, LFD
At some time in our lives, most of us will make or assist in making funeral arrangements. This
will not be an easy time, but the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and its members
offer various tips for smart planning. This article will provide answers to some frequently asked
I'VE NEVER ARRANGED A FUNERAL BEFORE. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Be an informed consumer. Don't be reluctant to ask questions. Today's funeral director offers a
variety of options to meet your financial needs and wishes. Families should discuss all options
with their funeral director when making arrangements. A funeral service professional may be
available to answer questions on a preneed basis.
This means that even before services are needed a funeral services professional may be able to
answer questions ahead of time so that you may have peace of mind.
When selecting a funeral director, choose one who is licensed and has a good reputation in the
community. Give thought to this decision as you would when choosing a doctor, attorney or other
professional. Be prepared. Avoid the burden of making decisions while under emotional stress
by organizing details with your funeral director ahead of time. Remember...preplanning doesn't
necessarily mean prepaying, although that option is available. A funeral services professional may
be available to answer questions by phone or mail information to you that will assist you in mak-
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Getting through grief is never easy but having a meaningful funeral may help. In many instances,
the visitation and funeral service may allow the loved ones to accept closure for their loss and
reconnect with their community, all of which may aid in the grieving process. Contact a funeral
services professional or the National Funeral Directors Association for more information on mak-
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WHY HAVE A FUNERAL SERVICE? While funeral services are not always necessary, they
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many, a step toward healing in the grieving process.
CAN I STILL HAVE A FUNERAL IF I CHOOSE CREMATION? Yes, cremation still offers
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you completely understand and are comfortable with the choices that you make.
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THE DOUGLAS ANDERSON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION is celebrating the
50th Anniversary of the first graduating class of 1959. An application has been filed
with the Florida Heritage Commission and the Florida Department of State to desig-
nate and name Douglas Anderson High School as a Florida Heritage Site. .The appli-
cation has been endorsed by the Duval County School Board and is pending approval.
Oncp approved, a permanent marker containing the Sear of Florida and a brief histo-
ry of Douglas Anderson will be erected on the current campus of Douglas Anderson
School of the Arts. Our first objective is to communicate to and rally the support of all
Douglas Anderson students, supporting families and friends, pastors and their church
congregations, to join Us in celebrating this historic legacy. Our second objective is to
create two student scholarships: *The Nathaniel S. Washington Scholarship Fund for
Education or The Ministry. *The Sadie. Jeffers Memorial Scholarship for Music. If
you have any questions, please contact me at (904) 744-0387 or (904) 318-8957 or
any Elected Officer for D.A. Alumni Association.
ON VETERANS DAY, November 11, 2009, all of the nearly 2,000 Applebee's
Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants will honor U.S. veterans and active duty
military with a free.meal. All guests with proof of current or former U.S. mili-
tary service will enjoy a free entr6e from a selection of six signature favorites.
This special offer will be available lunchtime through the dinner hours for dine-
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THE WILLIE GARY CLASSIC -Presents the 7th Annual Willie Gary Classic
College Fair at Raines High School on Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 11 am
3 pm. Admission is free. College recruiters will represent their schools and
answer student inquiries. Workshops will include: preparing for college, writing
the college essay, and obtaining funds for college. Students should come pre-
pared with three transcripts in hand. Following the college fair, Edward Waters
College will play the University of New Orleans at 4 pm at the William Raines
High School Stadium. Tickets for the game are $5 for Students (with ID) and $10
for Adults. The Willie Gary Football Classic is more than a game; it is about the
game of life. The organization is dedicated to helping close the education gap,
empowering students with tools, resources, and inspiration to seek a higher edu-
cation. For more information, please visit www.williegaryfootballclassic.com.
2010 STANTON GALA MEETING -The current class leaders of Old Stanton,
New Stanton and Stanton Vocational High Schools will, meet Monday,
November 9th at 6:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, 215 Bethel
Baptist Street (First Street entrance) to discuss plans for the 4th Stanton Gala,
May 1, 2010. Representatives from all classes are encouraged to attend. For
more information contact Gala Chairman, Kenneth Reddick at kwred-
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DISTRIBUTION FOR NOVEMBER 2009 -The Northeast FL Comm Action
Agency, Inc.(NFCAA) announced that a small amount of surplus food will be
distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Thursday, Nov. 12th:
Jacksonville Townhouse, 3465 Philips Hwy, Towers of Jacksonville, 1400 Le
Baron Ave., Sable Palms Apt., 2150 Emerson St.; Friday, Nov. 13th: Lane Wiley
Senior Center, 6710 Wiley Rd., West Gate Apt.: Saturday, November 14th or
Monday, Nov. 16th: Morris Manor, 9050 Norfold Blvd., Centennial Towers, 230
East 1st St., and Senior Village, 801 W. 4th St. For locations for Nov 17, 18, and
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You'll take a combative stance with
someone close to you on Monday, as the
Moon in stubborn Taurus squares your
fiery ruler Mars in Leo. Wednesday,
Neptune in visionary Aquarius in your
sector of wishes turns direct. You'll be
able to navigate your life onto the proper
course, now that you can define your
dreams and goals. Venus enters Scorpio
and your sector of inner transformation
on Saturday, and your ability to know
who you really are will increase tremen-
April 20th thru Mlay 20th
Taurus, you will be hit with a blast of
new energy encouraging you to move
forward, and to stop looking backward
early this week. Monday, get ready for a
new start in your life, as the Full Moon
takes place in Taurus in your sector of
self. Unwind and soothe your jangled
feelings as much as possible, since your
emotions will run quite high. Lovely
Venus, your ruling planet, enters intense
and perceptive Scorpio on Saturday.
Watch your intuition accelerate!
5 May 21st thru June 21st
This week, you'll deal with your feelings
more than usual, Gemini! Yes, you are an
Air Sign, and you normally cope with
your life events in an easy fashion.
However, recently you experienced some
exceptionally difficult times. On
Wednesday. you'll take the steps needed
to recover from a recent loss you
endured. A loved one will be bubbling
over with excitement on Sunday! Get
ready for some unexpected good news,
as the Moon conjuncts Mars in Leo in
your communication zone.
June 22nd thru July 22nd
This week you'll follow your logic and
forget about your innate intuition! You'll
find it hard to make sense of a puzzling
circumstance on Tuesday. Use your brain
cells to understand your life scenario, as
the Moon, your ruler, squares foggy
Neptune in your zone of inner wisdom.
You're ready for a vacation from your
responsibilities on Thursday. You'll con-
centrate on having fun as the Sun con-
juncts Mercury in your sector of amuse-
ment. You'll do your chores over the
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
Leo, you'll get busy' organizing your liv-
ing space this week, so buy extra trash
bags. You'll be ready to get rid of all the
old and outworn items you no longer
want on Wednesday, as the Moon trines
Saturn, the ruler of your daily activity
zone. Sunday you're ready to push the
envelope in your life! Be sure you don't
overwhelm an associate with your daring
plans, as the Moon conjuncts bold Mars
in Leo in your sector of self.
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
Your true reaction to a complex sit-
uation in your life will rise to the
surface of your consciousness on
Monday, Virgo. You often keep your
real thoughts and feelings concealed
from others, and from yourself, too,
at times. That's not always a good
idea! You'll be able to read between
the lines in any situation you deal
with on Thursday, as the Sun con-
juncts your ruler, clever Mercury in
perceptive Scorpio. You'll investi-
gate palmistry, the Tarot, or
numerology on Sunday.
i' Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
Monday, your persona will be especially
engaging, as Venus, your ruling planet,
trines poetic Neptune. Yes, you certainly
are the flavor of the week! Sunday, the
Moon sextiles productive 'Saturn in
Libra, and your sense of duty will kick-
start. You'll take stock of your life situa-
tion, and see if any changes need to be
made. Saturn, the taskmaster planet, will
be in Libra for the next two years, so you
have plenty of time to make your life
1 Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
You may become quite touchy and easi-
ly insulted early this week, Scorpio.
Monday, the Full Moon takes place in
Taurus opposite your personal Sun Sign
of the Scorpion, and your emotions will
run extremely high. Remember, you are
a very emotional being, and of the Water
Element. Your sense of self-esteem will
rise in the days and weeks ahead, start-
ing on Saturday, as Venus enters Scorpio
and your sector of self. Your tempo will
dance to a very upbeat tune!
U Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
You'll need to pay attention to your
actions early this week, Sagittarius, espe-
cially while driving. The Full Moon takes
place in Taurus in your sector of daily
activities on Monday, so monitor yourself
while. you are out and about. Remind
yourself that you can't force a loved one
to share your generous spirit on Sunday.
You want your family member to become
active in his or her community, but your
relative is not as idealistic or giving as
1 w Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
Keep your wits about you and allow
your practicality to carry you along early
this week, Capricorn. You know you are
a stoic Earth Element Sign, and you can
cope with anything. Monday you'll need
to prepare yourself for a few turbulent
life events. You'll give serious thought to
taking part in -a very adventurous
escapade on Saturday, as your bold side
comes out! Remember, you can't change
your mind and back out once you are
involved in your experience.
iW';. Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
Cosmic good news is coming your way
this week! You'll have the ability to con-
centrate more than you have recently, as
Neptune turns direct in Aquarius in your
sector of self on Wednesday. Get ready
to sweep the cobwebs from your life,
thanks to your new clarity of vision!
Now you will be able to solve your life
issues. Thursday, you'll come up against
a forceful adversary. You'll need to uti-
lize your inner resources when you deal
with this person.
t Feb 19th thru March 20th
Monday, you'll be surrounded by
very uplifting energy! In fact, you
will feel so good that your life issues
will seem more manageable. Hurray
for you, Pisces, as Venus trines your
ruler Neptune! The Moon trines
Saturn in Libra in your sector of psy-
chology on Wednesday, and you'll
begin to investigate your real
desires, needs, and wants. After all,
it will be much easier for you to
make the life choices that suit you as
you learn more about yourself.
TAKEN OUT ON
Officer dispatched to Edward
Waters College, in reference, to battery
between two security guards that work.
for the college.
The college is currently going
through a transition period of changing
Security Companies. At this time, some
of the current security guards will be
changing companies, while some will
be losing their jobs. Both agencies are
currently on campus, while new securi-
ty guards are being .trained.Mr. T cur-
rently works for "A" Security; in super--
visor position, but will not be transi-
tioning to "B" Security. Mr. J currently
works for "A" Security, but will be tran-
sitioning to "B" Security. Mr. T is cur-
rently Mr. J's supervisor until the' transi-
tion between companies is complete. An
argument between the two individuals
ensued over which uniform Mr. J should
be wearing while training new officers.
The argument occurred in the
security office, inside Mr. T's office.The
two individuals were standing face to
face, and began pushing each other. A
fight ensued, with both individuals hit-
ting each other repeatedly. It should be
noted that both individuals were wear-
ing firearms, but no firearms were dis-
played during the, altercation.
The listed witness heard the flight, and
went into the office. He observed Mr. T
on top of Mr. J, hitting him with a
closed fist: He also observed Mr. J
swinging up at Mr. T. The witness
attempted to break up the fight by grab-
bing Mr. T disengaged Mr. J. At that
time, Mr. J then got up and came at Mr.
T, attempting to fight with him some
The two individuals finally sep-
arated, and police was notified by both
parties. Officer observed some abra-
sions on both individuals, none that
required medical attention. Then he
issued a State Attorney's Card to both
victims and advised them of the proce-
dure for prosecution. Due to Mr. T still
being the supervisory officer at the col-
lege, Mr. J was advised that he needed
to' leave the campus, until the college
and both companies came to a decision
about how the incident would be han-
dled. Case suspended, SAO Card
A Series Of Thefts
Officer was dispatched to Belk
in reference to a shoplifter being held by
Upon arrival, he was met by the
witness/complainant, who advised he
observed the listed suspect Stacy put on
a pair of shorts. The suspect attempted
to exit the store without paying for the
shorts. The suspect was taken into cus-
tody by loss prevention without inci-
dent. The shorts were recovered on the
suspect by loss prevention.
She was read her rights and
questioned about the incident. The sus-
pect admitted to stealing the shorts and
stated she didn't have any money to
purchase the shorts. The suspect also
stated she is bi polar. The, suspect was
not eligible for NTA due to two previ-
ous theft convictions. It should be noted
that the officer located a small amount
of marijuana inside of the suspect's key
chain canister. The suspect stated the
marijuana was not hers. The suspect
was arrested and the marijuana was
placed in the property room.
Shop lifter was held until met
upon by police officer. Complainant
saw Jin in the store in the perfume
department. Jin took several items off
the shelf and went to the shoe depart-
ment where he used a razor blade to cut
the merchandise from the packaging
and place them in his shirt. Jin then
excited the store without pay for the
merchandise where he was detained and
Upon arrival officer met with
the complainant. The complainant
informed the officer that Dillard's video
surveillance operator (witness)
observed the suspect and his girlfriend,
Kathy, shopping in the Dillard's men's
department. At one point, while on the
sales floor, the suspect tried on a Polo.
sweater. He then took off the sweater
and draped it over his arm. The suspect
and his girlfriend then exited the store
without paying for the item ($85 value).
After being notified of the theft, the,
complainant, along with Dillard's secu-
rity, detained the suspect outside of the
store as he was walking along the side-
The suspect returned the sweater
to the complainant. The suspect admit-
ted that he took the sweater from
Dillard's without paying; however, he
claimed that he forgot the sweater was
on his arm. The complainant did not
want to pursue criminal charges against
the suspect's girlfriend. Instead, the
complainant told Kathy not to return to
Dillard's. Kathy was not at the scene
when the Officer arrived. Due to com-
puter problems at the time of the inves-
tigation, the complainant was unable to
provide a copy of the store's surveil-
lance video. The complainant stated that
the surveillance footage would be saved
and will be available for the State
Attorney's Office if needed for prosecu-
tion. The suspect was also issued a tres-
November 2, 2009 November 8, 2009
From Actual Police Reports
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* SPORTS _
Florida Gators Trick the Georgia Bulldogs 41-17
The Florida & Georgia Star
Correspondent: Scott Jurrens
Photographer: Joseph Lorentzon
84,604 fans cheered on Halloween night at the
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium as the University of
Florida Gators crushed the University of Georgia
Bulldogs 41-17. This is the 74th anniversary of the
annual event also dubbed as "The World's Largest
Cocktail Party" with RV City (fans with motor homes)
showing up on the Wednesday prior to the Saturday
The Florida Gators received the opening kickoff
and wasted no time scoring the games first touchdown
on an 80-yard, 6 play scoring drive that took all of two
minutes and thirty nine seconds on a Tim Tebow 22-
yard pass to wide receive Riley Cooper. This was only
the second time this season that the Gators had scored
a touchdown on their first offensive possession.
The Gators kicker Caleb Sturgis kicked the point
after and the Gators led 7-0. This was Cooper's fourth
touchdown of the season, giving him the most touch-
downs among the team receivers.
After the Gators stalled on their first offensive
drive due to a holding penalty on the offense tackle,
they punted. With Tebow back on the field, the offense
marched 92-yards on 11 plays for a second touchdown
on a 29-yard strike to Cooper again. This was the
longest offensive drive by the Gators this season. With
the point after good, the Gators led 14-0 at the end of
the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Bulldogs got on the
scoreboard courtesy of a 49-yard kick by Blair Walsh.
Bulldog quarterback Joe Cox connected with tight end
Aron White and with the Walsh point after kick good,
Gators led 14-10 with 10:42 left to play in the first
The Gator offense took the field again and after
stalling, Sturgis attempts and makes a 56-yard field
goal. After the Bulldog offense stalls and punts the ball
away, Tim Tebow and the Gator offense has the ball
with 2:23 left in the second quarter.
Tebow scores on a 23-yard designed quarterback
keeper and with the point after kick, the first half ends
with the score Gators 24; Bulldogs 10.
The Bulldogs take the second half opening kickoff.
The Gator defense strikes when AJ Jones intercepts
Bulldog quarterback Cox at the Gators 19-yard line.
Again on a quarterback keeper, Tebow scores his sec-
ond touchdown of the game on a 5-yard rumble. With
this touchdown, it is Tebow's eight for the season and
his 51st career touchdown. This gives him the SEC
career rushing record, surpassing Herschel Walker (49
total), the former great Bulldog running back.
The. Bulldogs answer with a touchdown of their
own, a 4-yard pass from Cox to Michael Moore cap-
ping a 79-yard, 14 play scoring drive. The third quar-
ter ends after Gator AJ Jones picks up his second inter-
ception from Bulldogs quarterback Cox.
The score at the end of three quarters is Gators 31;
In the fourth quarter, the Gators defense picks up
another interception, this time by Ryan Stamper.
The Gators add another 3 points courtesy of a 44-yard
boot by Sturgis. Georgia then inserts quarterback
Logan Gray into the lineup and his pass is picked off
by Brandon Spikes who returns it 5-yards for the
Gators and the games last score.
The game final is Gators 41; Bulldogs 17.
With four interceptions and mental errors that
resulted in major penalties, Georgia did not play close
to the error free football needed to defeat the undefeat-
ed Gators, again ranked number 1 in the nation.
The Gators (8-0) take on Vanderbilt University
Commodores (2-7) in the Swamp on November 7,
2009 at 7:15 PM EST and will be televised on ESPN2.
The Commodores were stung Halloween night by the
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (ranked 11th in the
Florida and Georgia fans join together at this tailgating spot where they can see the score board and the big screen of all
of the plays. The Gators won and that did not matter for the Georgia fans as it was a great spot for watching, eating and
having fun. -
Florida Gators enter the field as crowd goes wild
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THE FLORIDA STAR
The Jaguars can even third record
with a home win against West AFC foe
The Jaguars dropped to 3-4 with a
30-13 loss at division rival Tennessee.
The game featured an NFL-record four
rushing touchdowns of 50-plus yards
including scoring runs of 80 and 79 yards
by Jacksonville running back Maurice
Jones-Drew became only the third
player in NFL history with two rushing
touchdowns of 75-plus yards in the same
game. The teams combined for 522 rush-
ing yards including 217 by the Jaguars.
The Jaguars averaged 13.6 yards per rush
on 16 carries, the highest average in the
NFL since the 1970 merger.
"Ultimately the responsibility to have
this football team prepared to play well
falls on me," said coach Jack Del Rio. "I
have to do a better job. I've got to do a
better job with the coaches, I've got to do
a better job with the players. I thought
we had a pretty solid, in fact not solid,
very good week of practice leading up to
this game. [Sunda)'s] effort completely
catches me off guard. They didn't do
things that we didn't anticipate or prepare
for. We just simply didn't execute, tackle,
or play very well."
The Jaguars are in the midst of four
consecutive games against AFC oppo-
nents with a road game against the New
York Jets (Nov. 15) and a home game
against Buffalo (Nov. 22) coming in the
next two weeks. The Jaguars own a 5-2
mark against Kansas City including a 17-
7 win in the last meeting on Oct. 17,
2007 at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Jaguars have won five consecu-
tive games against AFC West opponents.
For the second consecutive season,
the Jaguars began 0-2 and then won two
straight division games. The Jaguars
opened the season with losses at
Indianapolis and against Arizona before
they evened their record with back-to-
back wins at Houston and at home
The Jaguars lost 41-0 at Seattle in
week five, the first of two west 6oast
games, with a trip to San Francisco
scheduled on Nov. 29. The offense regis-
tered 492 yards of offense in a 23-20
oeilime \\in over St. Louis on Oct. IS
thanks to 335 passing yards by quarter-
back David Garrard.
The Jaguars rank 11th in the NFL in
offense (351.7), eighth in rushing
(135.6), and 24th in defense (370.7).
Jones-Drew leads the NFL with 10
"Somehow between the time we
leave the practice field on Friday after-
noon when we feel pretty good about the
preparation, to when we show up Sunday
for the ball game, somehow we are not
bringing the energy, the tempo, the intent
that we're showing in practice that makes
us all feel good about the preparation,"
said Del Rio. "We're not consistently
showing up with that on Sundays. That is
something we have to have to have a
The Chiefs acquired Chris Chambers
off waivers after the wide receiver was
released by San Diego with the emer-
gence of pass catcher Malcolm Floyd.
The 31-year-old, who was obtained
by San Diego from Miami prior to the
2007 trade deadline in exchange for a
second-round pick, recorded just nine
catches for 122 yards and a touchdown in
seen games \nin t an Diego tnis year.
For his career, the nine-year vet has
amassed 6,827 yards and 53 touchdowns
on 482 catches in 131 games for. the
Dolphins and Chargers.
JAGUARS NOTEBOOK: A
Jaguars win would improve their record
to 4-4, the fifth time in seven seasons
under head coach Jack Del Rio the club
would be .500 or above after eight
games. The Jaguars own a .14-7 mark
against AFC West opponents including
five consecutive wins. The Jaguars have
a winning record against all four teams in
the division. Veteran wide receiver Torry
Holt needs two receptions to become the
10th player in NFL history to reach 900
career receptions. He would accomplish
the feat in his 166th career game, the sec-
ond fastest in NFL history (Marvin
Harrison, 149 games). He needs one
reception to extend his streak of consec-
utive games with a reception to 161, the
second longest streak among active play-
ers. Holt needs six yards to surpass Steve
Largent (13,089) for llth place in NFL
history for most receiving yards. Jones-
Drew can record his third consecutive
100-yard rushing game.
NOVEMBER 7, 2009
November 07, 2009
I MOTHER/DAUGHTER SLUMBER PARTY
Mia Calvo-Brooks and Gloria McNair |
by Yvonne Brooks The events was open with prayer by Mrs. Gwen Osborne of First Timothy,
followed by guest speakers, Renee Simone of the Tom Joyner Morning
The 2nd annual Keepin it Real II" Mother/Daughter Slumber party
has held on October 23rd and October 24th at First Timothy Baptist Church.
The slumber party was sponsored by the Duval County Health Department,
"It's A Family Affair" initiative.
The specific issues addressed by "It's A Family Affair" is the increase
in STIs/HIV among teens as well as the problem of teenage pregnancy.
Their goal is to decrease high-risk sexual behavior that put adolescents at
risk for, STDs/STIs/HIV and teen pregnancy, and support abstinence for
youth. Increasing communication between parents and their pre-teen and
teenage children (helping parents / guardians to talk with their teens about
sex, teen pregnancy prevention and STIs/AIDS awareness), is a major pro-
gram component to accomplishing this overall goal.
Registrations begin at 6:30pm followed by dinner and refreshment.
Mothers and daughter, aunts and nieces, grandmothers and granddaugh-
Show and Elexia Coleman-Moss, Executive Director of Journey into
Womanhood. Both speakers shared life experiences with the emphasis on
the importance of setting goals, need for associations with positive individ-
uals, keeping a positive attitude, and education. Several girl scouts troops
were in attendance as well.
There were four (4) breakout age appropriate sessions with Health
Dept representative covering topics such as: Self-Esteem, Good Touch,
Bad Touch, Internet Safety and Health Relationships.
The event continued on Saturday morning with breakfast,
HealthNision screening and a Mother/Daughter Scraping Booking activity.
Great door prizes were given out, this years event was well attended and a
For .more information about "It's A Family Affair" please contact the
program coordinator Gloria Mc Nair at (904) 253-1172
TRICK -OR -TREAT
Rep. Gibson and Naval Air Station Patrol Squadron VP 30
share treats with children and staff at Durkeeville Early Learning
Center, and at Mary Singleton Senior Center.
RAISING AN ETHICAL TEEN
By Rose Rennekamp
What kind of role model are you for your teenager?
A recent poll sponsored by Junior Achievement shows an
alarming disconnect in teenage ethics and behavior. Just more
than 50 percent see their parents as role models. Almost half of the
respondents thought lying to their parents is fine. While 80 percent
of teenagers believe they would behave ethically in the workforce,
38 percent said it's fine to break the rules at school to succeed in
life. Just a quarter of the teenagers said they would report unethi-
cal behavior in the workplace.
Where does your teenager fit into those statistics? And how
can you ensure you're raising a trustworthy, honest person?
One good place to begin is schoolwork. Studying and
preparing in school is much like holding down a job. Both require
study, meeting deadlines, and working well with others. A report
card is much like a performance review. The sooner students real-
ize they alone are responsible for their work, the better prepared
they'll be to enter college and the workforce.
We all know the parents who "help" their children with. elab-
orate school projects. Their children are the ones who arrive at the
science fair with a 1/16th scale version of the entire solar system.
As a parent, I know it's tempting to jump in and help when your stu-
dent is struggling with homework. As the clock ticks toward bed-
time, sometimes it even seems easier to provide an answer or two.
But how will that help your son or daughter succeed on his or her
Think about this same situation in your own workplace.
Imagine you have a co-worker who is unable to finish projects on
deadline, who constantly needs assistance and help, or who cuts
corners to succeed. Would you be as willing to help that person?
Or would you wonder how he or she got the job?
Now imagine the same type of scenario in the health field. A
friend of mine is a nursing instructor at a private college. Some of
her students just don't work hard. Some expect extra time to com-
plete projects. Others claim they don't have to learn how to cali-
brate medicine dosages; after all, machines do that nowadays. Do
you wish to be treated by someone who was a lazy student, yet still
As parents, we must be strong role models for our teens.
And that often means taking the road less traveled, risking being
labeled "strict." Actions truly do speak louder than words. When it
comes to school, outline your academic expectations and hold your
student accountable. Be clear that cheating is never an option.
Encourage your student to always do his or her very best. Whether
students get an A+ or a C-, if they have given it their all, they have
The next time you want to jump in and do something for your
student, remember that short-term fixes provide only short-term
solutions. After all, you're not only raising a son or daughter, you're
raising the next generation. Make sure your teen is equipped with
a strong moral compass and you'll ensure a strong workforce for
The Willie Gary Classic
The Willie Gary Classic Presents the 7th Annual Willie Gary
Classic College Fair at Raines High School on Saturday November 14,
2009 from 11am 3pm.
Admission is free. College recruiters will represent their schools
and answer student inquiries. Workshops will include: preparing for col-
lege, writing the college essay, and obtaining funds for college. Students
should come prepared with three transcripts in hand.
Following the college fair, Edward Waters College will play the
University of New Orleans at 4pm at the William Raines High School
Stadium. Tickets for the game are $5 for Students (with ID) and $10 for
The Willie Gary Football Classic is more than a game; it is about
the game of life. The organization is dedicated to helping close the educa-
tion gap, empowering students with tools, resources, and inspiration to
seek a higher education. For more information, please visit
Tom Joyner College Fair and Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is proud to promote
Tom's effort of enrolling more African American students in
Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other traditional
Big Brothers Big Sisters serves over 255,000 with nearly
400 agencies, where they professionally match volunteers and
mentors with children. Research finds children in the Big Brothers
Big Sisters network have a greater chance at succeeding in school
Approximately 35% of Little Brothers and Little Sisters in the
Big Brothers Big Sisters program are African-American while only
15% of mentors matched through the program are African-
American. African-American boys often are disproportionately rep-
resented in the number of male children waiting for Big Brothers.
Therefore, Tom Joyner and many others including African American
fraternities are getting involved and challenging more African-
American men to do so through the MentoringBrothers.org cam-
Find out more about this initiative and others like it by visit-
ing www.TomJoynerCollegeFair.com. Be sure to register and gain
instant access to participating colleges and universities. By regis-
tering, you will automatically be entered to win a new laptop com-
puter for school! Plus, don't forget to download your FREE Denny's
Allnighter coupon today! Help kids beat the odds!
FAMU STUDENT WINS ARTHUR
From left to right: Brian Lucas, coordinator of the Arthur Thompson Scholarship;
Charlie Brown, Tri-Eagle Sales; Gloria James; Steven James, the 2009 recipient
of the Arthur Thompson Scholarship; Arthur Thompson; and Stanton Knight, Tri-
Eagle Sales congratulates James on being selected as the winner of the Arthur
Thompson Scholarship. Tri-Eagle Sales was one of the sponsors for the home-
coming post-game barbecue.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M University (FAMU) student Steven A.
James, a sophomore, nursing student from Tallahassee, Fla., was awarded the Arthur
Thompson Scholarship. The scholarship is worth $2,500.
For more than 20 years, FAMU supporter Arthur Thompson has provided assis-
tance to university students through an annual scholarship in his name. The scholar-
ship is awarded each year to a FAMU student enrolled full-time that has graduated
from a Big Bend area high school. James is a graduate of Amos P. Godby High School.
The winner is announced and presented with the scholarship during thethome-
coming post-game barbecue.
"At first I was really shocked and I even thought it was someone playing a joke
on me," said James of finding out that he was the scholarship recipient. "After realiz-
ing that I really won, I'was really excited because the scholarship will help with my
tuition and I won't have to take out so many loans."
Since the time of its inception, the scholarship has generated more than
$57,000 in financial assistance to FAMU students.
FAMU Student is the First Recipient of
the Tom Joyner Foundation
Scholar of Honor Award
ONE THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDREDAND0
'....... .. The Tom Joyner Foundation
From left to right: Oscar Joyner, president and chief operating officer of REACH
Media, Inc.; FAMU student Afton Nealy; Crystal Worthem, multicultural market-
ing manager, Ford Brand; and FAMU President James H. Ammons
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M University senior Afton Nealy is the first
recipient of the Tom Joyner Foundation new Scholar of Honor program.
The scholarship provides a $1,500 to a veteran of the Iraq or Afghan wars since Sept.
11, 2001, who is currently attending a historically black colleges or university (HBCU).
Nealy, a business administration major from Panama City, served in Iraq from
2003-2004 as a petroleum supply specialist.
"I was really excited when I found out that I received the scholarship," said
Nealy. "This scholarship will definitely help with school."
The scholarship is available to qualified recent veterans of the Army, Navy, Air
Force, Marines, Coast Guard and the National Guard and Reserves who have served
since Sept. 11, 2001 in the Overseas Contingency Operation. The purpose of this
scholarship is to assist military veterans who have enrolled in an HBCU to complete
their education with costs that are not covered by the Montgomery GI Bill.
"This scholarship recognizes those men and women who have served our
country who are trying to complete their education at a black college," said Tom
Joyner, chairman of the foundation and host of the top-ranked nationally syndicated
Tom Joyner Morning Show. "This is our way of saying thanks for what they've done
and to help them pursue their dreams."
Oscar Joyner, president and chief operating officer of REACH Media, Inc., pre-
sented Nealy with the check during homecoming.
November 07. 2009
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Betty Asque Davis, GRI, CDPE
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* 4 Bedrooms
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WCGL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF SERVICE
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Victory AM 1360 WCGL became
Jacksonville's first full-time radio station with an all-gospel music for-
mat in 1979 with the commitment to present the word of God to the
Jacksonville community. While the local radio industry has encoun-
tered hundreds of ownership, format and personnel changes during
this period, WCGL has remained "Jacksonville's Longtime Friend"
with the same management team for 20 of the past 30 years.
"I have been blessed to lead this great organization over the past 20
years," said Deborah Maiden, owner and general manager of
WCGL. "Our mission has remained intact since 1989 and I am
extremely proud that we have not wavered in our desire to serve this
community with great gospel music while presenting the word of
God through the various ministries that air on our radio station daily.
That is why we have no problem with our trademark, Victory AM
1360 WCGL, Where Christ Gets Lifted."
This year, WCGL will commemorate its 30th anniversary with a
gospel celebration concert on Saturday, November 7th at the 5,000-
seat Paxon Revival Center, 5461 Commonwealth'Avenue. Gospel
recording artists scheduled to appear will be the legendary Canton
Spirituals, Vickie Yohe, The Nevels Sisters, Keith "Wonderboy"
Johnson, and James Fortune & FIYA. Vendor space is available
inside the church's atrium.
For more information, call WCGL Radio at 904.766.9955.
NOVEMBER 7, 2009