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Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
The Florida Star Pub. Co.,
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville, Fla
Publication Date:


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Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville


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

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Georgia and Florida's Three Lost in One Week

Attorney Generals

Under Pressure ByRinettaM.Fefe

,i'; k .' Florida's Attorney General Bill
McCollum initiated a law suit
against Health Care Reform. Now
he is learning that Floridians are
not with him on this issue.
Georgia's Attorney General
Thurbert refused to join in with the
many southern attorney generals
Georgia's Attorney to join in the filing and is now
General Thurbert under fire because of his refusal.
Baker In fact, Georgia's Governor Sonny
Perdue asked Baker to join in the
filing and he advised him that he did not believe the
claim of the other states was legally viable and he
refused to waste tax payers money on such a suit.
Georgia lawmakers are seeking to vote on articles of
impeachment against Baker.
Florida Democratic lawmakers are seeking an investi-
gation into the office of the Attorney General, specifi-
cally on his office spending and cases.
White Supremacist Killed
It is not cleared what hap-
pened prior to the death
and burning of the home of
SRichard Barrett, but he
lived near McGee. McGee
,. -- had performed yard work
., a for Barrett.
Vincent McGee, 22, arrested -
for murder of Barrett It is known that Barrett
was a along time white
supremacist who travelled around the country on
behalf of hate groups. He even protested the Martin
Luther King Jr. holiday and formed the supremacist
group, Nationalist Movement. He told many that the
country will see changes if Obama was elected because
the White House would be changed to the Black House
and that would never be acceptable.
Barrett was 65.

Florida's Move on Education
Florida's Governor Crist signed
into law a bill that greatly
expands Florida's school voucher
program which will deliver more
money to the Florida Tax credit
scholarship program. Such will
expand the funds from $118 mil-
lion to $130 million.
The tax credit scholarship bill
The Rev. Dr, H. K. was signed in a bipartisan cere-
mony in Tallahassee. The pro-
gram is designed to give a child the opportunity to
choose a learning environment that the family feels is
best for the child's success.
The tax-credit scholarships extend civil rights for
Florida students.
Other actions being done by Florida lawmakers, is
that State Representative Alan Williams (D),
Tallahassee, has gotten passed by the Florida House to
establish a Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. The bill
requires the Florida Commission on Human Relations
to make recommendations to the governor for members
to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and will help the
work of historic figures in the civil-rights movement to
not be forgotten.
Civil Rights Icon, The Rev. H. K. Matthews has joined
Step up for Students. The passed bill and the museum
is truly a plus and will encourage citizens like him to
continue his effort.
He has a strong belief in parental choice in education
and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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Dorothy Heights
She was a civil rights icon
that continued her journey in
working to help all receive
their given rights even dur-
ing her final days. Prior to
her final days at the Howard
University Hospital in
Washington, D. C. at 98, she
continued her work.
Ms. Heights was one of the
few who was able to meet
with all presidents. As presi-
dent of the National Council
of Negro Women, she made
sure that the corporate office
near the Capitol was paid in
She. was known for her
work and her hats.

Benjamin Hooks
Rev. Dr. Benjamin Hooks,
as the first black chairman
of the Federal
Committee actually opened
the door for minorities in
broadcast media. In 1972,
there were no television sta-
tion owned by blacks and
only 13 radio stations that
were black owned. When
he left the Commission in
1978, there were 200 black
owned radio stations.
Hooks also served for 15
years as director of the
NAACP. He died last week
at the age of 85 in his home
in Memphis, Tennessee.

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New Grand Master

Anthony T. Stafford, Sr., new
Most Worshipful Grand
Master of Florida

and his family resides

The 140th Most
Worshipful Union Lodge,
founded in 1870, inducted
Anthony T. Stafford, Sr. as
the new Grand Master of
the Most Worshipful
Union Grand Lodge Prince
Hall Affiliated, Florida;
Belize, Central America;
and St. John, U. S. Virgin
Island and Jurisdictions,

Grand Master Stafford
in Palm Beach County.

Tebow Not going to Jags;

Alualu Will Be Coming
Over 2,000 Jaguars fans
celebrated at the Seawalk
go Pavilion on draft day,
including a few Jaguars
players. Many were hoping
for Tim Tebow when the
10th pick of the first round
was Tyson Alualu from the
..-- California Golden Bears.
.~-ij~-- ;Alualu is from Hawaii and
Tyson Alualu, Jaguar draft stands at 6'3" and weighs in
at 295 pounds.
The surprise was Broncos took Tim Tebow as their
next franchise quarterback. They gave up their sec-
ond, third, and fourth-round picks to move up to
Baltimore's 25th overall selection, and drafted Tebow
with that pick.
It was rumored that Wayne Weaver, the Jaguars
owner was looking to pick Tebow and so was a num-
ber of Jaguars fans.
Many are also very pleased about Alualu.

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Last week, The Black
Press said Goodbye to a
"Doll" Carter. Carter
became CEO and
Publisher for the
A Forward Times
Newspaper of Houston,
Texas in 1971 after her
former husband died.
The Forward Times is
Lenora "Doll" Carter celebrating its 50th year
this year. Carter was found dead of an apparent heart
attack in her home on April 10, 2010.
Her Homecoming was done at Holmes Street
Baptist Church and attended by many friends and fami-
ly. Many who included the Honorable Sheila Jackson
Lee, Sylvester Turner, Al Green and Al Edwards. At the
funeral, the family received many resolutions including
those from the Honorable President Barrack Obama,
Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP, the National
Newspaper Publisher Association, the City of Houston,
Harris County, and Holman Street Baptist Church.
Carter always made it a point to bring the news from a
Black perspective. She was one who constantly gave
back to her community. She was a voice for the under-
served including children and seniors. She had a tremen-
dous impact on everyone from ministers to educators to
civic leaders to politicians.
She will be missed by many but her legacy goes
on with her daughter Karen continuing the tradition of
running The Forward Times as the paper was hot off the
presses the day of her Homecoming.

Sheriff Wants Officer Fired
Jacksonville's Sheriff
announced that he desires
Marcus Kilpatrick to be released
from his staff as. a police officer.
Kilpatrick killed an 86-year-old
man on January 14, 2009 while
i w chasing a vehicle with tinted
windows. His marked vehicle
was involved in a traffic cash
that killed Mathew Ogden, 86.
Officer Marcus An investigative report by the
Kilpatrick Internal Affairs shows violation
of law, improper action and failure to conform to work
standards. The report showed, using calculated impact
speed, that Kilpatrick was driving at 61 mph and
Ogden was at 10 mph, at the time of impact.
Kilpatrick was charged with Culpable Negligence on
January 10, 2010. After reviewing the report, the
Sheriff decided he should be terminated.

Home Sales on Rise
Home sales rose much more than expected in March,
which was a reverse of the last three months when
home sales went on a decline. It is believed that gov-
ernment incentives drew in.buyers with the $8,000
bonus check.
Sales had been expected to rise about 5.2 percent to
5.28 million. There is still some concern if the rise in
sales will continue after the end of April when the
$8,000 will no longer be available.
If one is interested in a home loan, one of the first
things that should be considered is the credit score.
If your FICO score is.. then your credit is:
760 850 Perfect
759 700 Good
699 650 Average
649 620 So-so
619 and below is considered Poor

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Florida's students deserve a high quality and solid educational foundation because their future, and our future depends on
student success. We cannot, and must not, let them down. That's why I am proud to report on significant progress in our
educations system that we have made this week.
First, there are several important bills making their way through the legislative process that will enhance our system by
increasing curriculum standards, replacing the FCAT with end of course examinations, and ensuring that quality teachers are
paid more for their hard work. Many of the provisions in these bills are included in Florida's "Race to the Top" grant appli-
cation which could bring hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funds for our schools this year.
I am proud of Florida's strong and measurable educational gains in recent years. This week, the National Assessment of
Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading results were released, and Florida was one of only nine states to achieve significant
increases in eighth grade reading scores. I am particularly proud of our African American and Hispanic students who signif-
icantly outpaced their national counterparts in reading.
As I continue to fight to protect and increase funding for public education, I also support parental choice for their children's
education. Wednesday I stood alongside over 5,000 student and their parents, teachers and administrators to support the Step
Up for Students program. This is one of four Scholarship Funding Organizations eligible to participate in the Florida Tax
Credit Scholarship Program. Last year, school choice programs saved taxpayers $39 million. I support an expansion of the
Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program sponsored by Senator Joe Negron and Representative Will Weatherford because it
will increase and expand the scholarship while also strengthening the academic accountability and transparency of the pro-
A strong state university system is also critical to our future success. As we work to build Florida's knowledge-based econ-
omy we must ensure that our universities encourage the innovation and talented workforce the Sunshine State needs. The
decision by the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida to drop the long-standing lawsuit against the
Florida Legislature was welcomed news this week. I am thankful to the talented and dedicated members of the Board of
Governors and Legislature for their leadership and commitment to bettering higher education in Florida.
Nothing is more important to Florida's future than the talent and knowledge of tomorrow's leaders.

PROJECT R.E.A.C.H., INC. School Prison
The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test FCAT is part of Florida's overall plan to increase student achievement by
implementing higher standards. The FCAT, administered to students in Grades 3-11, consists of criterion-referenced tests in
mathematics, reading, science, and writing, which measure student progress toward meeting the Sunshine State Standards
After moving to Florida over eight years ago and attending a 2002 meeting of the Florida State Conference of NAACP
Branches and first hearing of FCAT, I immediately opposed the concept and moved to have a protest against the test.
As a community/grassroots organizer in Pennsylvania for over thirty years, I have witnessed the many disparities associat-
ed with high stakes testing. States that use large-scale testing to make high stakes educational decisions should ensure the
tests are aligned with state curricula, economics and provide a fair measure of students' learning. This does not hold true in
many instances and lends itself to failing schools and communities.
Some critics over the last decade have also expressed concern that high stakes tests, if designed or implemented inappro-
priately, may draw an inaccurate picture of student achievement and unfairly jeopardize students or schools that are making
* genuine efforts to improve. Others worry that overreliance on testing might caused educators, students and parents to over
focus on the testing mandates and politics.
My main concern is, that high stakes testing systems might treat students inequitably, with no safeguards for African
American, minority and poor students, as well as students with limited proficiency in English and disabled stu-
dents. Even the most scientifically sound and equitable tests cannot alone solve educational problems. The larger
question is, once you find that a school is dysfunctional or a student isn't learning, then what do you do to change
this situation?"
Richard P. Burton, Sr.,Director

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The Other Side of Jacksonville
The Florida Star has been asked by some Jacksonville citizens to allow some views to be presented weekly.
We have agreed to do so with the understanding 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 Floria Star owner or staff. It is
being accepted because some writers and readers feel their feelings and fears are not being heard.


Last year one of our current candidates for the Mayor of Jacksonville who is an
American of African descent, a female and is currently a member of the Jacksonville
City Council who once was a member of the Republican Party and who change her
party to a Democrat; put a T-Shirt on for some organization that had a confederate
(rebel) flag on the front of the shirt and her picture was on the cover page of the
Folio Weekly. It is her right, but it just seem strange that she is now running to
become the Mayor of Jacksonville and asking for American of African descent to
vote her in as their Mayor. It just seems strange that based on what the confederate
flag stood for, the oppression behind it, the deaths that occurred among blacks
because of it, it just seems strange that she would want those who were victims of it
to vote for her. Now, yes, those who are of the south and desire to fly and wear the
flag, it may be a right but if it looks like a duck, and quack like a duck it is still a
duck and some do not wear it because of heritage, some wear it because of hate, but
the question is, why did she wear it and now she want American's of African decent
to vote her in to be their Mayor. No, wait a minute, could this be another Mayor's
race wear a black candidate was running for Mayor, had a great chance to win the
Mayor's Office and another "black women" stepped in and split the vote because
she was possibly paid off in some way? No, that is not possible, that is politics, it's
a right but it seems strange. It makes you say hummmm : will our community go
for this aga in. does it seemS like some kind of C'olnspira' to maintain con-tol.
NI.i\be it i,, a rIiht to change parties. biut could that ha e been another political
scheme forn (lie beginning .ind no% it i c cominilg ouit to pla\ It snakes \Ou :i, it's
a right, but it lUSt seems stir'ange. EBen a High School CiG adu.te could see some-
thing seems strange.
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APRIL 24,2010




Faith In Our Community
SSchedule of Events and Services .

WALK, RIDE OR ROLL in the Gift for Life Block
Walk. Sisters Network, Inc.-Northeast FL Chapter. A
neighborhood walk door-to-door to increase awareness
of breast health and resources available in the commu-
nity, Saturday, April 24, 2010. Registration/Route
Selection at First Chronicles Baptist Church, 2559 West
30th St., at 9:00 a.m., Pep Rally at 9:45 a.m., Block
Walk from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call 904-757-6622
by Wednesday, April 14 and provide your t-shirt size.
Daymeadows Rd. contemporary Christian Music
Band, Big Daddy Weave, along with special guests,
Chris & Conrad, will bring "The We Want the World to
Hear Tour" to Jacksonville on Thursday, April 29th at
6:30 p.m. Sponsored by World Vision. Tickets are avail-
able only at www.itickets.com. Call (904) 642-2200, or
visit www.deermeadows.org.
located at 1880 West Edgewood Ave., is having their
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come get screened, educated,
informed and have some fun, etc. The Health Fair is
free and open to the community.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, Thursday, May 6th,
www.firstcoastprayer.org, Noon (Jacksonville City
Hall), 6:00 p.m. (Hemming Plaza-Downtown
Jacksonville),-10:00 p.m. International House of Prayer
(IHOP); Sunday, May 23rd, GLOBAL DAY OF
PRAYER www.fcgdop.org, 2:00 p.m. Metropolitan
EVENT May 1st at 2:00 p.m. at the Femendina Beach
Public Library, 25 N. 4th St.,
Fernandina Beach, FL. Holmes
will be available to sign copies of
UP her Christian Devotional book, Be
Ye Lifted Up: A Daily Devotional.
Are you depressed? Are you lone-
ly? Are you anxious about the
future? Do you feel hopeless with
nowhere to turn? Be Ye Lifted Up
will have a message for you each
day that will give you hope and
strength so that you can weather the storms of life. Your
situation may not change, but your attitude will when
you realize that God has promised he will never leave
you nor forsake you. This 365-day devotional will help
you learn how to be a winner even in the worst of times.
For more information, contact Traci Jones at 888-361-
9473 or traci@tatepublishing.comr
CHURCH, Pastor R. L. Gundy, Officers, and members
would like to invite you to the 102nd Anniversary



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Celebration of our church. 102 years of having the trust
and faith that He would bring us through. Our
Anniversary theme is "Grounded and Assured in
Christian Hope in Christ"...taken from Romans 8. The
celebration dates are as follows: 7:00 p.m. -Tuesday
night, May 11th; Wednesday night, May 12th; Thursday
night, May 13th; and concluding on Sunday, May 16th
2010 at 4:00 p.m.
Call the church at (904) 354-7249 for more info.
will present a "Gospel Worship Celebration," Sunday,
April 25th at 5:00 p.m. at the Summerville Baptist
Church Worship Center located at 690 West 20th St. Dr.
James W. Henry, Pastor. Special Guest groups include:
Gospel Shepherds of the City and Sunbeam Gospel
Singers. For more information, call (904) 598-0510.
FESTIVAL, MAY 1st at Mt. Sinai Missional Baptist
Campus Grounds, 2036 Silver St.
A NIGHT OF INSPIRATION an uplifting concert of
inspirational music and spoken word, Wednesday, April
28, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Hall. Featuring
Ray Chew, Musical .Director, Soledad O'Brien and
Pastor A. R. Bernard, Co-Hosts. Appearances by Pastor
Shirley Ceasar, Sheila E., Fred Hammond, Michael
McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Rihard Smallwood,
Hezekiah Walker, Pauletta Washington, BeBe Winans,
and CeCe Winans. For ticket and further information,
please visit: www.thenightofinspiration.com and www.
The Flagler County NAACP will hold its Freedom
Fund Dinner, Saturday, April 24, 6 p.m., at the
Hammock Beach Resort. Liston Singletary, III, 1st Vice
President, Georgia State Conference of the NAACP,
will be guest speaker. The branch's scholarship recipient
will be presented at this formal event. The NAACP can
be reached at (386) 446-7822.
Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee, Inc., a non-
profit organization is in the process of gathering chil-
dren, women, men, shoes, jackets, shirts, suits, dresses,
skirts, blouses all sizes, etc. for our next "Clothes Give-
A-Way." Call us for pickup 904-240-9133.
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email sub-
missions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com
In Loving Memory of ,
The Late
Nathaniel "Nate" Edwards
Sunrise 9-13-69 Sunset 4-28-09

One year ago you answered
God's call. The only son of
Frank Wright, eldest son of
Linda Edwards, oldest grand-
son of Ruth Wright and the
Father of Elijah Caleb. Thank
you for the Love and care you gave us. We miss you!
____ The Wright Family "#

Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of
Small comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with
those who mourn, that casting every care on thee,
S they may know the consolation of thy love,
, through Jesus Christ our LORD.


BOOTH, Claire, 82, died
April 18, 2010.
DUBOIS, Danie passed
away April 18, 2010. A.
B. Coleman Mortuary, Inc
EUNICE, Walter A., 64,
died April 18, 2010.
FRANKLIN, Earlene,
52, died April 16, 2010.
GILMORE, Rachel E.,
94, died April 2010.

Nikkia L. "Cheese," 35,
died April 13, 2010.
LUMPKIN, John Arthur,
Sr., 58, died April 16,
AARON, Theresa P., died
April 2010.

DANIEL, Linda, died
April 16, 2010.
FLOYD, Helen D., of
Savannah died Friday,
April 16, 2010.

K The Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"

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

"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School.... ............................ .... ............. ................. 9:30 a.m .
M morning W orship....................................... .............................. 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday............................................ Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.-
Thursday.......................................... Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

"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

Payi'nes Chapel. A.M.E. Church
22100 Mlbany Street. PO Box 759, Bnmsi. ick. GA 31520
14 12) 261-9555
SRev Ri.haid Hnicherson. Pastoi
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Most Worshipful 140th Grand Lodge *

Rose Mcgill, Mary Funderburk, Patsy Hudson, DDGM, Gail Works, Charlie Alcury, Ann Clark, Thema Maxie,
Sandra Malloy Blake, Alma A Cornish, Dr. Tracy Thomas, Bro Leanders Harvey, (BR) Akisha Collier, Vivian
James, Mayme Clark, Doris Lee, Rosa McGill, Nellwyn Tone, Sanjo Willson, Grace Pearson, Agnes Turner,
Dorothy Kater, Betty Baker, Mandie Nealy, Pauline Powell, L. Wheatley, and Tonya Webb.
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Minister Alma Cornish, Grand Worthy Matron
and Most Worshipful Grand Master Anthony T

Leslie Scott-Bart, President, Perkins Bar


Lillie M. Vereen RM Contestant
# 2 form Jacksonville

City Council members Lee, Johnson and Gaffney,
presenting plaque to The Most Worshipful Grand
Master Stafford


Clara McLaughlin (second from left), owner of
Georgia Star, with Gainesville Eastern Stars.

Heroine Patricia A. Stafford, Grand
Most Ancient Matron.

Most Eminent Russell A. Earl, Sr 33, KYCH Most .
Eminent Grand Master for The Grand Encampment
.- Order of Knights Templar Masons United States of.
.. America and its Lurisdiction Inc., PH.A. and Lona
S.. Brown Mathis International Grand Princess
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Michelle Jones, Chris Borgmann, Marian Irvin Reddin, Crusaders United States of America and Jurisdiction
Cynthia Irvin, Marie Smith,and Correan Reddin Essie M. Inc., PH.A. Ruby Herndon, 65 years as secretary to Grand, Evelyn Hayes,
Giddens #96 Order of Eastern Stars and Sollie Mitchell.

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It is no secret that actions films generally out gross any other film
genre and spawn the nick-name category commonly referred to as a "Block
Buster!" It is also no secret that directors, writers, producers and even actors
of color rarely get to participate in this genre because of the high profile or
profits that they generate to you name it. The
new Warner Bros. Pictures film THE LOSERS,
has broken the conformity to the above
motioned mode by not only having a balanced
diversified cast but an African-American director
as well in the person of Sylvain White. The film
was produced by action vet Joel Silver who is
hands down one of the most prolific film produc-
ers of all time. His films include "The Matrix" tril-
ogy, the block busting four-part "Lethal Weapon"
series, "Die Hard," "Predator" and we could go
on and on with his 10 billion gross string of over
60 hit films!
White is making history as one of the rare
directors of color of a major mega-budget action
film that stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe
Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus
Short, Oscar Jaenada and Jason Patric. White's
selection to helm this project was no token or
fluke! The man is more that supremely qualified!
White was born in Paris, France. His dad was an
American pro basketball player and mom was
French Flight Attendant. White mainly grew up in Paris but spent summers
with his dad in New York. He attended La Sorbonne University in France with
the intention of becoming a lawyer but his creativity won him a full scholar-
ship to Pomona College in California where he graduated with honors with
a BA Degree in Media Studies, Film and Video Production. While in school,
White interned with Michel Gondry and Sike Jonze at Propaganda Films.

After graduation, White made a string of award winning short films which
were honored by The Director's Guild of America and MTV to name some.
Now how did White get hooked up with The Losers? He reflects, "I
was working on another project that I was writing for Warner Bros., so I
caught wind of this (The Losers) project. I
heard that it was out there and that they were
looking for directors and interviewing people.
So I got the script and the comic books and I
really fell in love with it. I thought it was just
really different and it had a different and inter-
esting combination of humor and action. I
thought, this is something fresh, I could do
something different with this. The esthetics of
the comic book was so good, it was inspiring.
So I went in and I interviewed with Mr.
Goldsman and a few other people who were
there and I did a presentation and I think I
basically got the job on that day. I did a second
interview with Joel Silver and I got the job."
So how did it feel to be attached to a
movie that had no racial catagoration to it like
his smash film "Stomp The Yard" that he
directed? The funny thing is that when you
look at the cast, then you look at the six leads;
three of them are African American, two are
White and one is Latino. It's very multi-cultural
in that sense. It is an ensemble movie. It's not like you have two leads and
the rest are side kicks. They all kind of have a really strong presence in the
movie. I really love to come out with this film feeling like it is really, truly a
multi-cultural film. It represents what I think modern films should represent
now days to appeal to not only to a diverse American audience but a world


By Rych McCain/ feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net

Magazine: of celebrities in attendance.
Award-Winning superstar singer Awilo Longomba will be a special musical Movies:
guest at the Fourth Anniversary Celebration of African Vibe Magazine. The bash The Losers; Warner Bros. Pictures, Dark Castle Entertainment Productions;
will take place this weekend at the Avalon Club in Hollywood. Awilo's album Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus
"Super-Man" won the "Best Soukous Entertainer" Award in 2009 a The Short, Oscar Jaenada and Jason Patric. Directed by Sylvain White. Written by Peter
International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA). Fashion designer Berg and James Vanderbilt. Produced by Joel Silver. This is another action movie
Korto Momolu of the hit Bravo Network reality show competition "Project 1
Korto Momolu of the hit Bravo Network reality show competition "Project that originated as a comic book series. Betrayal and revenge is the name of the game
Runway," will also be honored. African Vibe is a magazine that shines a positive for a small elite Special Forces unit that was sent to the Bolivian Jungle on a search
spotlight on modern Africa and Africans.
and destroy mission. They discover by default that they were doubled crossed by an
invisible enemy known as Max by being set up to be killed after their mission was
Elektra Records is set to unleash a slate of new releases on the following
artists; Uffie, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Laza, Bruno Mars, Ceelo Green and the second accomplished. Roque (Elba) and Clay (Morgan) really stand out while Aisha
"True Blood" soundtrack. Contemporary Gospel musician, writer and producer (Saldana) keeps it sensually hot and dangerously sexy! The action crowd will love

Tommy Tee will be in concert this weekend at the Ground Zero Coffee House on this film!
the USC campus. His latest single "Give You The Praise" is available for download Kick Ass; Lionsgate Films, MARV; Starring Dave Lizewski, Charistopher
on iTunes. Grammy nominated, platinum rapper Paul Wall will drop his fourth Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chole Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage and Michael
album "Heart Of A Champion" on June 29th. Rispoli. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Screenplay by Jane Goldman & Matthew
Condolences: Vaughn based on the comic book written by Mark Millar & John S. Romita Jr.
Our condolences, prayers and well wishes go out to the family, friends and Produced by Matthew Vaughn, Brad Pitt, Kris Thykier, Adam Bohling, Tarquin
fans of former Gang Starr rapper Guru who succumbed to cancer this week at age 4
fans of former Gang Sta rapper Guru who succumbed to cancer this week at age Pack and David Reid. The plot starts boringly slow but just as you may consider
getting up and walking out, the actions picks up and gets very entertaining.
Teenager Aaron Johnson (Lizewski) wants to become a superhero. The only prob-
The CCF (Center For Community and Family Services will sponsor its 16th
lem is that he is ordinary with no martial arts skills, no athletic abilities or street
Annual Children's Athletic Games and Family Fair this Saturday at Victoria
smarts. After ordering a costume, he goes into the streets and gets in over his head.
Regional Park in Carson, CA. U.S. Olympic gold medalist Mark Crear will run in
Mindy AKA hitgirl (Moretz) a middle school age ninga, steals the show with her
and light the opening torch which will be followed by a parade of athletes and pre-
super martial arts and weapons skills. The young people especially will cater
sentations of proclamations and commendations from State and local politicians.
to this film.
The event will be hosted by David Fralick (Star of The Young & The Restless), Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net
Royce Reed (star of VH1 's "Basketball Wives") and Nautiga Del La Cruz (KJLH- Study, Observe and Win!
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No. 10-14
Proposals will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) until 2:00 p.m. local
time on Friday, May 6, 2010, at which time proposals will be opened in the First Floor
Conference Room, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206.
All Proposals must be submitted in accordance with Specification Number 10-14, which may be
obtained on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from our website:
http://www. axport.com/about/projects.cfm

Jacksonville Port Authority
Procurement and Contract Services
P. 0. Box 3005
Jacksonville, Florida 32206


The First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (DBA WorkSource); will release a
Request For Quotation on Monday, April 26, 2010 for Payrolling Services for our
Re-Employment Connection Program to be performed June 1, 2010 through June
30, 2011 with an option for renewal for 4 additional years.

A copy of the request will be available beginning Monday, April 26, 2010 at
http://www.worksourcefl.com/partnervendor/request forproposals.aspx or at
1845 Town Center Blvd., Suite 250, Fleming Island, FL 32003. For additional
information contact: D. Nevison 904/213-3800, x-2010. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT
2:00 PM (EST) 5/14/2010.

Talking To An Attorney
By Burney Bivens, Esq. LFD
Talking To A Funeral Director / Attorney

At some times in our lives, most of us will have an occasion to work with a funer-
al director. In doing so, we must be certain that the funeral director understands the
Code of Professional Conduct in the funeral industry as outlined by the National
Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). Funeral directors must conduct themselves
in an ethical and professional manner. Ethics can be defined very simply as "fair
dealing." The Code of Professional Conduct in the funeral industry includes, but is
not limited to the following:
Ethical Principle: Members have an ethical obligation to serve each family
in a professional and caring manner, being respectful of their wishes and confi-
dences, being honest and fair in all dealings with them, and being considerate of
those of lesser means.
* Members shall provide funeral services to families without regard to reli-
gion, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability.
* Members shall comply with all applicable federal or state laws or regula-
tions relating to the prearrangement, prepayment or refinancing of funeral servic-
es or merchandise.
* Members shall release deceased persons to the custody of the person or enti-
ty who has the legal right to effect a release without requiring payment prior to the
* Members shall not use any funeral merchandise previously used and sold
without prior permission of the person selecting or paying for the use of the mer-
* Members shall comply with the Federal Trade Commission's Funeral
Industry Practices Regulation.
* Members shall protect confidential information pertaining to the deceased or
the family of the deceased from disclosure.
* Members shall carry out all aspects of the funeral service in a competent and
respectful manner.
* Members shall properly account for and remit any monies, documents, or
personal property that belongs to others that comes into the finember's possession.
* Members shall not engage in any unprofessional conduct of a character like-
ly to deceive, defraud or harm the families they serve in the course of providing pro-
fessional services.
This article is submitted by Burney Bivens,'Esq., LFD of the law firm Bivens, Jones & Associates and
Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home. During the next several months a series of articles will
appear regarding legal issues and funeral service related issues. Mr. Bivens has practiced law in
North Florida for 27 years and has provided legal representation to the funeral service industry for
more than 25 years and is also a licensed funeral director with his son. For questions on legal issues
call the law office at 904-264-3412. For questions regarding funeral services call Aaron and Burney
Bivens Funeral Home at 904-264-1233.

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Photos by Frank M.
Powell, III of The Florida
More than 1,500
attended the 140th
Communication of the
Most Worshipful Union
Grand Lodge, Prince Hall

Affiliated, Florida; Belize,
Central America; & St.
John, U. S. Virgin Island.
Lodge members from
other states as well as
France, in Jacksonville
this past weekend.
Many presentations
were given to the
Honorable Lee B. Carter,

Grand Master
Stafford, Alvin
Brown and past
Grand Master Moore

-To the left: Past Most
Eminent Grand
Master Augustush H.
f- Cox of Knights
Templar Masons.
Augustush Cox, will turn 95 on the 8th of May. A
member of Zion Hope.


Retiring Grand Master,
who was replaced by Most
Worshipful Grand Master
Anthony T. Stafford Sr.
Besides the many
lucrative meetings, mem-
bers and guests were able
to participate and enjoy
the annual scholarship
recipient's speech and
welcome addresses
from brother and
Kendrick Meek, a
presentation from
Mayor John Peyton
by City Councilmen
Warren Jones, Dr.
Johnny Gaffney and

Wife Althea Stafford, Most
Worshipful Grand Master
Anthony T. Stafford, 330, RT. W.

Cory Gregory, Sr. and Dementrious Lawrence, Elder Donald Foy, president of
writer for the Florida and Georgia Star. MAD DADS

City Councilwoman at Newspapers,

large Glorious Johnson to
the newly elected
Grandmaster Stafford.
Other city leaders
included State Attorney
Angela Corey, Public
Defender Matt Shirk,
Chief Patrol East J.
"Carson" Tranquille of
Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office, businessman Alvin
Brown, President of the
Perkins Bar Association
Leslie. Scott-Bart, Elder
Donald Foy, president of
MAD DADS and owner
and publisher of The
Florida and Georgia

Saturday ev
members and guests
able to meet and
Grand Master Sta
past grandmasters
officers. After the
tion, newly Grand N
past Grand Master
other hard-w(
Masonic members
presented with gifts.
A drawing was
pulling four ti
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$1,000 gifts
given ,and one
$20,000 gift. The

City Council members, presenting plaque to Grana
Master Stafford, Lee, Johnson, and Gaffney.

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greet annual Gospel
afford, Extravaganza, featuring
and Bethune-Cookman
recep- University Inspirational
master, Gospel Choir.
rs and The Annual Memorial
working Program was held Sunday
were at the Second Missionary
Baptist Church, remem-
held, being their brothers and
tickets. sisters.

, R Cfle Clara McLaughlin, owner of Florida &
i Georgia Star gives the welcome address.

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feast on delicious ethnic foods, and enjoy colorful entertainment.

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Dear Deanna!
I have two best friends that are always talking about each
other. I listen to what they say but I never repeat anything that
I hear. They're going back and forth right now harder than
ever and I'm being forced to choose sides. I don't have an
issue with either one of them and I think they're being unfair.
How do I choose who I want to be friends with because I can't be friends with both
of them?
Sammie Buffalo, NY

Dear Sammie:
Do yourself a favor and lose some weight by dropping both of them. If they don't
value your friendship enough to shield you from their drama and games, then they
don't deserve your friendship. You're not part of the problem now, but if you choose
one over the other, you become a target from the other one. Before you make a deci-
sion, see if you can help your friends resolve their issues and if not, call it a three-
way split and keep it moving.

Dear Deanna!
I'm a senior citizen female and I'm very active in all areas of my life with no plans
to slow down. I've worked hard enough in my lifetime and now I want to enjoy
myself and do as I please. My adult children have an issue with my lifestyle and
feel I should be at home watching television, knitting or being a grandmother. I
refuse to be something I'm not and if I want to be intimate, socialize or spend my
money it's my business.
Geraldine Ft. Worth, TX

Dear Geraldine:
If you have pep in your step and can get moving then your children can eat your dust
and let you continue living your life. You've paid your dues and you're entitled to
more than babysitting and planting flowers if your foot isn't on a banana peel.
However, you still need to practice caution, and good judgment in all areas.
You may be mature and wise and financially stable, but sexual diseases and HIV
doesn't discriminate.

Dear Deanna!
I bought a car from a friend and it was a huge mistake. After I got the car it broke
down, started leaking oil and the transmission went bad. Because we're friends, I
thought we could work it out and I would get some of my money back. I approached
him about these issues and he told me it wasn't his problem. I don't know what to
do because a mechanic told me he had the car fixed just enough to sell it. I feel
betrayed and want to know if I can sue him?
Melinda Boston, MA

Dear Melinda:
Your friend ripped you off by selling you a lemon and left you with a silly look on
your face. There's not much you can do unless you have documents, the terms of the
sale and similar paperwork you would normally receive from a dealership. Your car
is on the road dead, your friendship is ruined and your money is gone. Its worth
going to small claims court because he didn't think about you so you should handle
your business and get ready to see the judge.
Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S. La Cienega, Suite 1283,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 or Email: askdeannal@yahoo.com Website: www.askdeanna.con

L!Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.

The Art of Dating ,
br Justin L. Mabrie. MB -A

It's Ok to Compare
Comparing prior relationships to a
current relationship is often frowned upon
by many. It should never be a practice to
live in the past or dwell on negative expe-
riences, but it also is not wise to erase
from your memory bank. It is important to
remember how situations made you feel
S. and the emotional journey you may have
taken at that particular time. Only you
have the direct knowledge to know the
timeline of events that led to specific feel-
ings and feelings that eventually calculat-
ed up to enough negatives by which you
finally knew it was time to move on to a
new experience. Although pain is. an
Sc unfortunate scar that the next person must
t overcome through you ever-healing
wounds, it is necessary for you to sort out
your emotional baggage so that it does not reappear at inopportune times. You
never want feelings carrying over to your next relationship because you did not
deal with them prior to 'attempting.' to move on. Do not disguise your past by try-
ing to forget it. Appreciate learning the new individual in your life, but when signs
make you reminiscent of a negative past, you should STOP and analyze. Do not
react as you acted in the past, do not accept behavior you accepted in the past;
instead communicate and prevent the present from mimicking your' earlier period.
We go through experiences to gain enlightenment and exposure to the wonders of
life. We date persons to share memories and indulge in life's love, adventure, and
emotional journeys. Learn to use comparison for positive end results. Recall pos-
itive qualities and fulfilling interactions that made you feel special and secure
within a relationship. When dating, each individual has a past relationship in their
memory.bank. Yes, new experiences and feelings are goals but there is also noth-
ing wrong with searching for positive attributes from a past relationship to benefit
your new relationship. It is okay to recreate certain scenarios that worked in the
past. Every interaction does not have to start from scratch. Of course, remain open
to allow new situations to evolve new thoughts, feelings, and emotions. When
comparing prior relationships to your current relationship, with the intent of a pos-
itive outlook, genuine self-guidance will help you determine the worth of time
spent with this new individual.
Remember: Don't mask the past; Learn, Grow and Create a better present
Contact Justin at justinmabrie@aol.com or Justin L. Mabrie, 5000 Almeda
Road, Houston, TX 77004 for further insight and concerns.

MOBILE DENTAL UNIT On May 11-12, 2010, 8:30 am 4 pm, The
Northeast Florida Baptist Association will have medical, financial screening
and appointments at Yulee Baptist Church, 85971 Harts Road, Yulee. These
appointments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only basic dental work
(fillings and extractions) are provided by the MDU. No appointments can be
made on the phone; you must appear in person to make .an appointment. The
Mobile Dental Unit of the Florida Baptist Convention will be at The Northeast
Florida Baptist Association, May 24-28, 2010. The Association is located at
851035 US Hwy 17 North, Yulee, Florida. For more information contact the
Northeast Florida Baptist Association 904-225-5941.
TER PRESENTS: 7Th Annual Walk the Talk, Walk for Epilepsy, Saturday,
April 24, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Park. Adults $30 at the Walk, Youth
(11-18 yrs) $10, Children (10 and under) Free. Call (904) 731-3752 or visit
www.epilepsyfla.org for more details.
ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH IN APRIL-Thursday, April 29th 6 p.m. -
8 p.m. Film Screening of "The Line" at Five Points Theater: A 24-minute film
chronicling the story of the film-maker who was sexually assaulted and uses her
story to explore justice, accountability, "rape culture" and the line defining con-
sent. The film will be followed by a discussion panel of experts, activists and
survivors from our community.
Workshops and Job Fair.;Education/Economic Empowerment/Employment and
Training. April 28, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Urban
League located af 903 West Union St. For more information contact Clorinda
Sanders at 366-6494 or c.sanders@jaxul.org.
THE MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT Jacksonville Local Organizing
Committee Inc., a non-profit organization is in the process of gathering chil-
dren, women, men, shoes, jackets, shirts, suits, dresses, skirts, blouses all sizes
etc. for our next 'Clothes Give-A-Way'. If you have the items listed above and
are in the process of cleaning out your closets, give them to us. We need them.
We also accept cash donations. Call us for pickups, or bring them to 916 N.
Myrtle Avenue, Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit our
website: www.jaxloc.org or call us at 904-240-9133.
12:00 pm 5:00 pm May 21st at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 10915 Baymeadows
Road, Jacksonville, FL. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301
(N o-Appointments)
SONVILLE ZOO AND GARDENS, 370 Zoo Parkway, Samburu Room. -
Sunday, May 2nd from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Early Learning Coalition of
Duval, Families who are residents of the State of Florida with children who will
be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2010 who want to enroll their child
for the 2010-2011 school year at a qualified program provider in Duval County.
Other opportunities to enroll are scheduled in May and June 2010. Registration
is also available year round at the Early Learning Coalition offices. Direct ques-
tions from parents/guardians to: (904) 208-2044. www.elcofduva.org

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HEALTH di]'fitl
By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.


DEFINITION: Noncancerois growlths or areas of .L
pigment or color change on the skin
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: Benign skin lesions fall into the following cate-
gories: Tags-Soft, flesh colored buds, often on stalks, found on the neck,
armpits or groin. Moles-Flat or raised lesions with clearly defined borders.
Moles may be black, blue, red, yellow or brown. Cherry spots-Pinhead-
sized, bright red lesions on the chest or back. Strawberry marks-Bright-red
raised areas in infants that grow until they are removed. Keloids-Thick, pale,
irregular growths that begin at the site of a scar and gradually increase in size.
* Dermatofibromas-Rounded nodules, usually brownish and usually on the
legs. Freckles-Flat, brownish spots of pinhead-size or larger.

CAUSES: Unknown, but most people have a few benign skin lesions.
Family history of benign skin lesions.
Pregnancy or use of oral contraceptives (brownish, freckle-like patches

HOW TO PREVENT: To decrease freckles, avoid excessive sun exposure.
Other forms cannot be prevented.

Your own observation of symptoms.
Medical history and physical exam by a doctor.
Rarely, skin biopsy.
Self-care after diagnosis.
Doctor's treatment.
Surgery to remove lesions that enlarge, bleed, change color, or slow to
heal or are unsightly.
Radiation treatment following removal of keloids to prevent their recur-
Malignant change in moles.
Bleeding in strawberry marks.
PROBABLE OUTCOME: Treatment is usually unnecessary because most
skin lesions are harmless. Suspicious or unsightly lesions can be removed sur-
gically. If the affected area is large or in a prominent place, plastic surgery may
be necessary after removal.
Examine skin lesions-especially those that are constantly rubbed or
irritated by clothing-regularly for signs of growth, color change, pain, infec-
tion or bleeding.
If a lesion is removed, cover the area with a clean dressing and protect
against injury. Ointment is rarely needed.
MEDICATION: Medicine is usually not necessary for this disorder. |
Makeup may be helpful in covering unsightly blemishes.
ACTIVITY: No restriction.
DIET: No special diet.
You have a skin lesion that enlarges, bleeds, changes color, is gainful or
doesn't heal.
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Dr. Watkins can be heard live Sundays at 7:05 pm EST on www.KCOHRadio.com. He is
a 330 Mason and Grand Medical Director for the United Supreme Council. S. J. and g
Imperial Council (Black Shriners Nationwide) 713-433-4536.
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From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...



Anthony C. Rackley
Nickname: AMP .
Has tattoos on both sides of his neck and both arms
The listed individual has an outstanding warrant with the
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for battery. Anyone who knows his
whereabouts is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS to
remain anonymous and receive a possible reward.
Photo of Suspect:

S stt ,

4250 Phillips Hwy
On March 29, 2010 at approximately 1610 hours, police
responded to a robbery at 4250 Phillips Hwy (SunTrust Bank).
The unknown suspect approached the counter of the bank
and presented a note to the teller demanding money while stay
ing on a cell phone. The suspect was given money.
Information was gathered that the suspect may have left in
a white Lincoln type vehicle.
Photos of Suspect: ...


A response was made to a Domestic Dispute located at
Upop arrival Officer spoke with the victim.

W. 45th St. Bldg. K.

The victim stated that at 2230 hours she and the suspect (boyfriend) arrived at the
listed address and got into a heated argument. The victim stated that the suspect
punched her in the left side of the face then grabbed her around the neck and choked
her. The victim stated that the suspect then left the scene on foot eastbound on 45th
Officer observed a small bruise on the left side of her face near the corner of
her mouth and she also had multiple scratches/cuts on both sides of her neck. The
victim refused medical treatment.
At 0030 hours. Officer was contacted by dispatch that the suspect had
returned to the listed address and was detained by the witness.
The witness stated that the suspect returned and that he detained him at the listed
address in front of Bldg. L. Officer then spoke with the suspect who stated that he
got into a heated argument with the victim over a cell phone.
The suspect stated that when the victim took his phone from him he grabbed the vic-
tim by her hair. The suspect stated that the victim then jumped on top of him and
started punching him in the head. The suspect then stated that he punched the victim
in the face in self-defense and possibly might have scratched her neck during
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If you are in the midst of a
financial deal, this is your
lucky day. Unreliable people
will be negative about your
ideas. Don't give in too quick-
ly. If you put your mind to it,
you could entertain or host a
multitude of social events.
Talk to someone you trust if
you need advice about
broaching the subject. Strong
willpower will come to your
rescue. Don't confide in any
relatives whom you know
have a tendency to meddle in
other people's affairs. You'll
regret every word for some
time to come.
It may be a disappointing day
emotionally Your best gjins
will come through helping
others emotionally Any con-
tributions you make to organ-
izations will enhance your
reputation and bring you
offers. Don'; settle for -less
than the best.


Visitors may drop by
unexpectedly, resulting in
tension with your lover.
Look into ways that you
can make extra cash. Your
home environment
appears to be a little
shaky. Look into physical
activities that will help get
rid of some of that tension
you may be feeling.



You won't have much time for
your mate this week. If you act
with anger you may blow the
relationship. Don't overspend
on friends or children. This
could be a serious relation

,. LEO
Do not get involved in joint
financial ventures.
Problems with appliances
or electrical gad gets will
drive you crazy. You will
enjoy physical activities
more than you think. The
only thing you'll accom-
plish is a bad reputation.
Try not to take everything so
seriously. Opportunities for
romance will develop through
group endeavors; however, the
association isn't likely to last.
Opportunities for romance will
develop through activities with
large groups. The locks, stove,
gas, or electric wires may not
be secure.

Your need to put great
detail into eiethtling you
do may cause you to miss
the, .overall picture.
Emotionall, things inaj
not run so smoothly. Listen
to- the advice given by oth-
ers. You might not be as
reserved on an emotional
level as you'd like.

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the scuffle. The suspect stated that when he freed himself, the victim pulled out a
razor knife and told him to "hit her some more" so she could cut him. The suspect
stated he left the area to cool off and to get away from her. Case cleared by arrest.
As an Officer was driving around, he suddenly observed a large crowd
of approximately ten people getting involved in a dispute in the parking lot at
9800 Atlantic Blvd. (Chuck E' Cheese). He then approached the crowd and
made contact with James McCrae and Tanesha Canady, who appeared to be
the primary parties involved.
Mr. McCrae stated he was previously involved in an intimate relation-
ship with Tashena Canady for three years.
Mr. McCrae stated he and Mrs. Canady have a child in common. Mr. McCrae
stated he and Mrs. Canady have not been involved in a relationship for six
years now.
Mr. McCrae stated he and his girlfriend, Zulmary Rodriguez, Mrs.
Canady along with other friends were all celebrating a party together at
Chuck E' Cheese. Mr. McCrae stated Mrs. Canady invited a friend of hers to
the party. Mr. McCrae stated he does not get along with the friend Mrs.
Canady invited. (It should be known that Mrs. Canady's friend left the scene
as police arrived, therefore a name was not obtained). Mr..McCrae stated he
and Mrs. Canady became involved in an argument regarding her friend. Mr.
McCrae stated Mrs. Canady then commenced arguing about his current girl-
friend. Mr. McCrae stated Mrs. Canady then attempted to hit his girlfriend at
which time he stepped in between the two. Mr. McCrae stated Mrs. Canady
then swung at his face with her purse, striking him in the head.
Officer spoke with Mrs. Canady who stated she invited a friend of hers
to the gathering at Chuck E' Cheese. Mrs. Canady stated Mr. McCrae then
commenced arguing with her regarding her friend. Mrs. Canady stated Mr.
McCrae put his finger in her face at which time she pushed his hand out of
her face. Mrs. Canady stated at that point, she and Mr. McCrae's girlfriend,
Zulmary Rodriguez became involved in an altercation.
As the officer approached the crowd, he only observed loud arguing
and yelling between Mr. McCrae and Mrs. Canady. He did not observe any
physical contact between the two nor did he observe any signs of visible
injuries on either one of the individuals. There were no independent witness-
es to collaborate both individual's accounts of the incident.
Mr. McCrae was provided a State Attorney's Card and advised of the
legal procedure in order to pursue criminal charges.
Mrs. Canady left the scene after being advised to stand-by while the
investigation continued. Police Officer was unable to provide Mrs. Canady
any VINE information as she left the scene. A State Attorney Card was pro-
vided to a friend who stated she would ensure Mrs. Canady receives it.
Case Not Cleared Patrol Efforts Suspended.
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Your Weekly

April 19, 2010 April 25, 2010

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APRIL 24,2010


You might find added popular-
ity with those around you this
week. Advancement can be
yours if you are assertive in
your approach. Get busy on
projects that improve your
own image; you'll have the
discipline to succeed. You can
make or break your personal
relationship this week.
Outdoor sports events should
entice you. You'll stay out of
trouble if you pick projects
that will benefit the whole
family. This might not be a
day for hasty decisions.
Relatives may play an impor-
tant role in your social activi-

Don't lei ',our partner start
any arguments. ,Passion
should be redirected posi-
tively. You can offer your
help to others but back off
if they appear to b'e offend-
ed by your persistence. Do
not get involved in joint
financial ventures., You
may find travel to be most
rewarding. .

Partnerships could be tense.
Don't push your luck. Trips,
educational pursuits, or proj-
ects that could lead to new
outlooks should be on your
agenda. Insincere gestures of
friendliness are likely to
occur. Catch up on any corre-
spondence you've neglected.

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APRIL 24. 2010


Correspondent: Scott Jurrens
Photographer: Joseph Lorentzson

The University of
Florida Gator 2010 foot-
ball squad held their
annual Orange and Blue
intersquad game on April
10, 2010 in Ben Griffin
Stadium in front of
51,500 diehard fans.
It is a new era in
Gator football since Tim
Tebow has left the colle-
giate field for, good and
quarterback heir apparent
is redshirt junior John
Brantley, a native son of
Ocala, FL. Brantley led
the Blue team while
freshman Trey Burton
from Venice FL quarter-
backed the Orange offen-
sive squad. Versatile red-
shirt freshman Jordan
Reed took some quarter-
back repetitions for both
squads and a few snaps at
tight end as well.
Brantley wasted no
time in -his coming out
party as quarterback by
setting an Orange & Blue
record connecting on 15-
for-19 passes totaling
201 yards and two touch-

downs. Burton fared not
quite as well tallying 120
yards and one touchdown
pass while rushing for
123 yards on just 10 car-
ries in scoring two rush-
ing touchdowns. Could
this be a premonition of
another Tim Tebow type
St. Augustine native
junior placekicker Caleb
Sturgis continued 'show-
ing his consistency by
connecting on all five of
his point after kicks. He
also connected on three
field goals from 42, 52Z
and 37 yards but missed
on a 52 yard attempt in
the first quarter.
The Blue team held
the Orange team score-
less in the 1st quarter
while amassing 14 points
on offensive.
The Orange team struck
back in the 2nd quarter
with 17 unanswered
points by the Blue team
to lead at the half 17-14.
In the 3rd quarter, the
Blue team scored the

only touchdown in the
quarter to recapture the
lead. The 4th quarter
opened with the Orange
answering the bell with a
touchdown of their own;
however the Blue team
scored six points in the
final quarter for the win
with the final score: Blue
Team 27; Orange Team
The Gators first
opponent will be Miami
University of Ohio
RedHawks on September
4, 2010 in the Swamp in
Gainesville. The
RedHawks 2009 team
win-loss record was 1-11.

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Gator Frosh OT lan Silberman Jacksonville
Fleming High School .Alumni pass blocks

To the left: 2010 Gator QB Starter Joseph
Brandter Looks For Target

s autograph for young
Gator Blue Team Crosses Goal Line


Correspoiitlewi: Scott.Jhirrens
Phoio.qraphier: Joseph Loreimzso,,

The brand ne\\ arena
,football Jackson ille
Sharks :%on then opening
homc game on Fiida\,
April In. 2010 "iat -1"I) PMN
in the Jacksonx ille
Veterans iemoitnal A-rena
against the Orlando
Predators 5"-24
The Sharks scored
first in the came \ ilih 6:50i
left in the I st quarter on ai
pass from Sharks quarter-
back Aaron Garcia to wide
receiver Jomo Wilson and
with the point after kick
good by Paul Edinger, led
Orlando struck back
with 2:23 remaining in the
1st quarter with a touch-
down and the extra point
was good. The Sharks
struck back again with
seconds left on the clock
with a touchdown .pass to
Wilson and good point
after kick by Edinger to
cap the 1st quarter scor-
The Shark defense
picked up an interception
with 11:28 on the 2nd
quarter clock, courtesy of
defensive back Bill
Alford. With 7:28 on the
clock, the Predators were
flagged for a pass interfer-
ence call, giving the
Sharks a 1st and goal on
the Predators 4-yard line.
However, the Sharks fum-
bled the ball away on this
The Sharks managed
another touchdown with
3:30 left in the 1st half
with Kirby Griffin rum-
bling in for the score and
the point after kick was
good. The Shark's Edinger

added a last second field
goal before the half ended
The halftime score ,,as
Sharks 2". Predators "7
In the second half. the
Sharks continued their
offense e attack, adding
more-, touchdo\ ns cour-
tes\ of Griffin and the
Shark receiving corps
The Predators answered
\\ith a 3rd quarter field
goal and with the game
outcome already deter-
mined the Predators added
two 4th quarter touch-
downs for the game final:
Sharks 57; Predators 31.
Jacksonville Ed White
High School, Florida
Gator and Jacksonville
Jaguars alum, defensive
back Dee Web stated, "In
this game, if you get four
stops you should win, and
I think we got five. Our
defense had a point to
prove. We gave up some
touchdowns on the ground
last week [a 63-49 loss to
Alabama] that we should-
n't have."
The 11,179 fans gave
the Sharks that home field
9 man advantage for the
home opener. For Arena
Football 101 Basics, here
is a brief primer.
The field is only 50
yards long and 28.3 yards
wide. Only eight players
are allowed on offense or
defense and some players
play both ways (on
offense and defense).
Each team is only allowed
24 players; only 20 suit up
per game. Punting is not
allowed. On 4th downs,
the team must either go
for the 1st down or

atlempit field Loal.
There are onl -4 offeisi\ e
do\\ n linemen and one of
them must raise his arm to
become a tight end on that
pla\ onl\. There are three
do\ n defensit e lineman
on each play. One line-
backer can blitz on each
plain : ho\\ e\ er no stunts or
tl% ists are allo ed.
Kickoffs are from the goal
line. There are more rules:
to be co\ ered later
Watching the game in
person, it feels like it is a
cross between hockey and
football with a rock-and-
roll sound track. Make no
mistake, this is NOT
Jaguars football. With the
shorter field, the action is
quicker, the hits are still
vicious at times but it is
definitely a more fan
friendly experience.
During the game, fans
along the protective rub-
ber edge of the field are
high giving Sharks players
after plays. The Shark
dance team/cheerleaders
actually went into the
stands and cheered the
team and posed for fan
photos...during the game.
Post game, the players and
dance team went to the
field to pose for more pic-
tures with fans, give auto-
graphs, etc.
By the way, ticket
prices were under $ 10.00
which is cheaper now than
going to the movies! The
Sharks (2-1) next game is
at home versus the Tulsa
Talons (2-0 currently) in
the Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena on
Saturday, May 1, 2010 @
7:05 PM.



Sharks defensive back Dee Webb up
close and personal with fans

SharAs wide receiver Jonnmo' *" ""
Willson surprisesfans Sharks wide receiver Jomo Wilson in the boards
Willson surprises fans


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The Star




Those who have been called from Labor: Grand Lodge 39, Order of Eastern Stars 16, Holy Royal
Arch Masons 5, Heroines of Jericho 39, Royal and Select Masters 2, Circle of Pelfection 1,
Knights Templar Masons 2, Heroine Temple Crusaders 2, Priory '1, Scottish Rite Masons 9,
Order of the Golden Circles 3, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine 8, Daughters of Isis 7, Knights of
Pythagoras 1, Total 135 in one year passed away.

Grand Lodge

Order of Eastern Stars

The Scholarship Recipient, Corina Edwards with her mother
and the Grand.

The Scholarship Recipient, Corina Edwards will be receiving
her Ph.D. in Pharmacy in May and has been supported by the
Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge, Florida, Belize, Central
America & St. John, U.S. Virgin Island since entering FAMU as
a freshman. Her father, who was a mason, passed before she
was able to complete her undergraduate program but worked
hard prior to his death, to help her receive the scholarship.
There was not a dry eye in the audience as she gave her
speech of appreciation.

The reception and gospel concert was held Saturday night. It
begun with devotion, led by Reverend John Giles, Bishop
Lorenzo Hall and Elder Marcus McCreary. Opening the music
program was George Washington III Gospel Singers, followed
by a medley of songs by one of the most talented groups in the
nation, A.J & Nu Tradition Chorale of Pensacola, FL. Daniel
Stallings provided words of inspiration and the height of the
program was Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational
Gospel Choir, composed entirely 6f students.

Holy Royal Arch Masons

l Heroines of Jericho Royal and Select Masters

# A

Circle of Perfection

A -S

Grand Lodge
Howard Alexander #77
Willie J. Ankerman #487
Roosevelt Baldwin #43
Byron Barnhart #222
Patrick Battle #457
Otis Charles, Jr., #466
Samuel Betsey Jr., #61
Amos Leon Chavers #548
Henry Crooms #61
Charles Darling #447
Bernest Donald #626
Willie B. Dorsey #548
Samuel L. Douglas #5
Harry Fleming, Jr., #20
Bert Hadley, Sr., #543
Henry 0. Harris, Jr., #52
Melvin L. Herring #5
Eddie D. Hollis #626
Charleston Holt, Sr., #61
Edgar Carl Henson #7
Henry Jackson #318
Robert B. Johnson #99
Walter "Bo" Johnson Jr., #155
Calvin Jones #488
Raleigh Jugger #5
Artis Perkins #510
John Potter #12
Sylvester Rich #12 "
Willie Russell, Sr. #13
Joe Scott #187
Charlie H. Shanks, Jr., #487
Morris Spann #510
Floyd G. Stozier #85
Gene Autry Thomas #312
Willie L. Thompson #705
John H. Walls #52
Bobby L. Williams # 512
Order of Eastern Stars
Grace Allen #20
Lillie Maer Arnold #80
Ollie D. Avant #40
Sarah D. Bell #36
Ruby Daniels #10
Addie lee Fyer Davis #44
Helen Green #14
Murlyn D. Johnson #15
Walter "Bo" Johnson #31
Emma Oliver #19
Izola Smith #26
Leola Thinn #70
Linzy Walker #60
Juanita Williams #90
Elzora Wilson #39
Ruth Williams #39
Holy Royal Arch Masons

Sammie Collins #26
James E. Holt #37
Henry Jackson #168
Walter "Bo" Johnson #16
Charlie C. Jones #64
Heroines of Jericho
Warnie Adams #82
Ethel Bailey #84
Lola Mae Baker #100
Irene Blaine #225
Effie Burton #32
Martha Butts #38
Mattie Cadel #68
Sylvia Hogan #245
Nossie Jackson #29
Walter "Bo" Johnson #180
Eloise S. Johnson #110
Buelah Lewis #82
Rena McMillan #17
Ida Mae Oliver #16
Hannah Demps #23
Minnie Dossie #100
Annie M. Edwards #74
Leola Evans #229
Alberta Gaines #128
Rachel Foxx Goodin #330
Beverly Green #51
Bernetha Williams #200
Emma Oliver #110
John Robertson, Jr., #248
Rosa Scott #68
Mozelle Seay #37
Leola Thinn #101
Lovella Washington #100
Freddie M. Wilder #26
Royal and Select Masters
Walter "Bo" Johnson #8
James Holt #5
Circle of Perfection
Emma Oliver #14 .
Knights Templar Masons
Walter "Bo" Johnson #69
James Holt #11
Heroine Temple
Addie Davis, Past Grand
Emma Oliver, Grand 1 st
Walter "Bo" Johnson #6
Scottish Rite Masons
GIG Sam W. Betsey #71
GIG Henry Harris #147
GIG Walter "Bo" Johnson

Knights Templar Masons

GIG Charlie C. Jones #147
GIG Robert.L. Stephen #22
SP Ronald Coleman #277
SP Gosslin Dixon #312
SP Melvin Harris #71
SP James E. Holt #297
Order of the Golden Circles
Mae Collins #22
Gloria Fernander #275
Rosa Gainey #22
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
PP Walter Johnson #69
PP Charlie Jones #23
HPP James Holt #143
Noble Henry Crooms #37
Noble Sammie Collins #37
Noble Gosslin Dixon #69
Noble Melvin Herring #37
Noble Bobby Williams #180
Daughters of Isis
Mae Collins #25
Constance Cooper #117
Sherry Ann Cooper #172
Rosa Gainey #25
Eloise Johnson #117
Emma Oliver #117
Emma Rigby #117
Knights of Pythagoras
Sir Knight James Holt #22
lIceroine Temple Ciusaders


Scottish Rite Masons

Order of the Golden Circles Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

Daughters of Isis Knights of Pythagoras

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3rd Annual Bring Your Dad to School Day at Andrew
Robinson Elementary
The Third Annual Bring Your Dad to School Day was a great success
at Andrew Robinson Elementary.
Fathers that attended the event were treated to a nourishing breakfast
served by the staff members of Andrew Robinson. As the fathers were being
physically fed they had opportunity for peaceful and engaging fellowship,
brotherly bonding and forging new friendships. They were. spiritually and
mentally fed as well by Coach William Jackson who provided a prayer and
dialogue with the fathers on how important fathers are in their children's

lives. The tragic events involving children and teens that have occurred in the
past few months a fathers' presence and involvement in their child's life is
even more important.
Coach Jackson asked fathers to make more of a commitment to "be
there" for their children and to have more of a presence and involvement at
schools in DCPS by volunteering and sacrificing additional time to visit the.
| .. .

school to check on their child's academic and behavioral progress. This event
is unique in that a small number of elementary schools in Jacksonville take
the lead to have such a needed event each year for fathers and a similar

breakfast in May for mothers.
The Keynote Speaker was Captain Herbert Hadley, Commanding
Officer of the USS Philippine Sea. Captain Hadley shared his experiences
with the fathers, being a father of two teenagers and commanding a Navy
ship with hundreds of young men and women who are only a few years out
of high school or college. His message related a commonality of interest in
the challenges and successes of being a father, role model and support for the
families that serve under him. Captain Hadley received numerous applause
from the father's, particularly when he described how important it is to have
a strong spiritual relationship in the family, to share family time allowing for
communication as a family and have a closer connection with one's children.
He also received
Applause as he stated the
V -(. United States is still the
best country in the world
and we are blessed to be
American citizens and
having the rights granted
to us by our
At the conclusion of the
breakfast and presenta-
tions the fathers were
provided the opportunity
to visit their children's
classroom, speak to the teachers, check agendas, and view their child's work.
The students were obviously excited and thrilled with the chance to
spend time with their fathers during the school day. Many fathers even took
the opportunity to join the PTA, sign on as volunteers, give praises to the
administrators, Mrs. Louise Hill, Principal, Mrs. Iviza Greene and Ms. Tara
Vice Principals on leading Andrew Robinson Elementary to being an
A school and working this year to earn it again. The faculty, staff and admin-
istrators of Andrew Robinson Elementary are very proud of all the fathers for
their support they provide helping to prepare their children for success in
middle and high school by having success in elementary and establishing a
foundation that prepares their children for future academic success.

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TALLAHASSEE Legislation encouraging district school boards to recognize
academic ability as much as athletic prowess has passed the Senate and now heads to the
House floor for a vote.
Sponsored by Senator Anthony C. "Tony" Hill, Sr. (D-Jacksonville) and
Representative Betty Reed (D-Tampa) SB 206 and HB 55 would annually designate the
third Tuesday in April as "Academic Scholarship Signing Day."
Currently, Florida law does not require or encourage school districts to conduct
"Academic Scholarship Signing Day" assemblies or activities that recognize academic
success. Senate Bill 206 and House Bill 55 will allow school districts to recognize high
school seniors who have been awarded postsecondary academic scholarships and author-
ize assemblies-or other events for this purpose. Additionally, students may sign actual or
ceremonial documents signifying acceptance of the scholarship.
The "Academic Scholarship Signing Day" is modeled after the "letter of intent"
signing activities conducted by many U.S. high schools to celebrate a student athlete's
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