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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
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General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981-

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Forty two shots, a hurt toddler OK

It was March 26, 2010 when Jeremiah Mathis, wearing all black, made a decision to rob a bank on Baymeadow
Road. He left the bank in such a hurry, he did not wait for a bag, he carried the money out in his arms. Video
.', shows that he was carrying a gun since he pointed at the teller and others in the bank.
In his panic, realizing that he was quickly followed, he tried to carjack a vehicle driven by Daniel Crichton's
mom. In the car was Daniel, his mom and his older sister. His mother managed to fight off Mathis, causing him
to drop the gun, according to records. Apparently the five officers did not know that Mathis no longer had a
weapon and that there were two young children in the vehicle as they fired 42 rounds at the car, striking it 28
Times. One of the bullets hit Daniel in the arm and bounced into his chest, leaving him in critical condition.
Now Daniel has survived and has returned to his family with an arm brace but very cheerful. For that reason,
/ the community is pleased. However, the State Attorney on Tuesday made an announcement that shocked the
community. "The Office of the State Attorney, in their investigation determined that the 42 shots fired by the
J officers was justified and therefore, no criminal charges would be filed against the five officers involved.
Daniel Crichton, 2 years old Ms. Corey explained that the officers were justified in "pulling the trigger that first time." She said that they
State Attorney Angela Corey concluded that the officers were justified. Rev. Reginald Gundy, representing different organizations, said that
this does not explain why the additional bullets were fired. He said that the organizations plan to do their own

investigation of the policies and procedures regarding what is criminal and what is not in the State of Florida. The FBI has also indicated that they will do their own inves-
tigation. The Sheriff was a guest on Impact, the radio show of The Florida Star, and stated that the state attorney looks at what is criminal law and his office, after the state
attorney makes a decision regarding what is criminal, investigate to see if the officers applied techniques taught and followed within the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Debt Collector Must

Pay $1.5 Million
A Dallas, Texas debt col-
lector claimed that Allen
Jones owed $200 on a cred-
it card bill. Their goal was
to make him pay, even
though Jones said he did
j not owe any thing. They
continued to call him, leav-
Allen Jones, wins $1.3 over ing harassing and racist
Amount they said was messages on his phone.
According to the ABC sta-
tion in Dallas, the collector left such messages as "This
is your "Mother---- wake up call you little lazy a.-- b--
--. One message said "Get your mother...... n..... a.. up
and go pick some mother....... cotton. The calls came
morning and night to Jones and his wife.
Jones kept the tapes and sued the company. A Dallas
County jury therefore awarded Jones $50,000 for men-
tal anguish and $1.5 million in punitive damages.
Bottom line, you do not have to accept the abuse.
Often an unpaid bill increases with fees and other
amounts added when the debt is sold. Consumers have

BP Able to Cap Blown-Out
Well but Some Oil Still Spews
President Obama has cancelled his trips out of the
country again. Governor Crist and Congresswoman
Brown are also looking at what can be done regarding
the BP situation, not only for now, but making sure the
appropriate engineering is put in place so that this
would not happen again. All have said, 'no off shore
A cap was seated on top of the well, which was posi-
tive but not complete.
Folks living on the Florida and Georgia coast have
reasons to be concern about the spill because of the
seafood and the beaches.
The fact .that BP was finally able to put a cap to
decrease the flow is a step forward but not enough.
Many stated that they were unaware of the amount of
oil that is sitting at the bottom of the Gulf until the
Residents of the states affected, or possibly targeted to
be affected are also concerned about the gooey tar
blobs washing ashore, especially in Pensacola, an area
that is accustomed to white sand on the beaches.
BP will still be liable for all of the damage, since as
Congresswoman Brown pointed out, they are in this
situation because of their poor decisions.
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Unexpected Deaths of National and One Shot Killed 12-year-
Community Love Ones old in Brunswick

Gary Coleman, 42-year-old, 4'8
that everyone loved as Arnold

Deacon Alfonza King
Ramsey, 78

During the past week, America lost Deacon Ramsey, Actor Gary
Coleman and "Golden Girl" Rue McClanahan, better known as
Blanche, the sexy one. Both Coleman and McClanahan were fun
to watch and people actually felt that the roles they played were
actually their real characters.
Coleman had gotten married and divorced but still had people
saying, "Whacha talking about." Deacon Ramsey was highly
respected as a businessman of the Golden Isle. His restaurant was
known for its delicious meals. In fact, one U.S. president even
tried to get him to move into the White House as the main chef.
Deacon Ramsey's homegoing service was Wednesday. Since
McClanahan just died Thursday, her burial has not been
announced and according to sources, Coleman's wish was to not
have a service.

Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. In
Jacksonville Past Sunday
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A.
Wright, Jr. spoke at Bethel
Baptist Institutional Church
in Jacksonville Memorial
Day weekend.
The former pastor of
President Obama has just
released a book, A Sankofa
Moment: The History of
Trinity United Church of
Christ. He was able to
provide copies of the book and autograph them. Dr.
Wright was the Sunday morning speaker at the servic-
A Sankofa Moment gives te 48-year history of the
church with a major emphasis on the building of the
largest United Church of Christ congregation within
the denomination.

Brunswick's goal
is to not have
crime but that is all
Over, and never on
Sunday. However,
Deveron Smith
and two other
Deveron T. Smith, 12 juveniles made a
decision to burglarize a house on Egmont
Street, which was not near his home.
When the three youth broke into the home
the homeowner fired one shot, which hit
Smith. Apparently, the boy was able to make
it across the street where he fell and later
died in the hospital.
Many members of the community knew
Deveron. In fact, one man said that he could
not understand why *he would break into a
home since he would always give him chores
to earn money.
The pattern of black males in trouble is very
troubling. In Nashville, Tennessee, it is
reported that more than fifty percent of black
males get suspended from school.
Florida has the largest percentage of teen
age black males in prison for life or long
term, than any other state, for crimes less
than murders. It is time for the community to
take charge of our youth, said one pastor.
Deveron is at R. L. Jones Funeral Home.

Some Homeowners Found
Another Way of Handling Home
Mortgage Payments
It has been report-
ed that with the
large number of
foreclosures, fami-
lies with homes
that were 'up side
Down' decided to
stay and not pay,
allowing them the
opportunity to save
the difference to
move on. Because
of the large number of foreclosures, the banks are not
putting them out as fast. The philosophy is, we have
seven to ten years to rebuild our credit without starving
or giving up some pleasures.

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Over the last thirty five years I have advocated for change as it relates to disparities within the criminal/juvenile
justice, the prison industrial complex and the war on drugs. The main opposition has come from many civil, human
and religious communities, that tend to echo political views of congress and law enforcement.
(Racial Disparities) "Black and Hispanic Americans, and other minority groups as well, are victimized by dis-
proportionate targeting and unfair treatment by police and other front-line law enforcement officials; by racially
skewed charging and plea bargaining decisions of prosecutors; by discriminatory sentencing practices; and by the
failure of judges, elected officials and other criminal justice policy makers to redress the inequities that become
more glaring every day."
In the span of over four decades, the United states has multiplied its prison population six times. Since the
Supreme Court ruled school segregation unconstitutional in its 1954 landmark decision, Brown v. Board, nine
times as many African Americans are in jails and prisons.
This decision was intended to change the landscape in education and act as a cure for many social ills that trans-
lated into poverty, violence, drugs, prisons and often early deaths.
Why powerful civil and human rights organizations have shifted its agendas is mind boggling to me, in as much
as some of us have kept this condition on the table. Further suggesting that Jim Crow, Sr. may be dead, however,
Jim Crow, Jr. is alive and well. Once the clutch of Jim Crow had loosened, opponents of civil rights shifted their
attacks by inserting crime on their agenda.
This agenda, infused the war on drugs, fear, and new Jim Crow Laws as the weapon of choice. July 14, 1969: In
a special message to Congress, President Richard Nixon identifies drug abuse as "a serious national threat." Citing
a dramatic jump in drug-related juvenile arrests and street crime between 1960 and 1967, Nixon calls for a nation-
al anti-drug policy at the state and federal level. June 1971: Nixon officially declares a "war on drugs," identify-
ing drug abuse as "public enemy No. 1."
July 1973: Nixon creates the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to coordinate the efforts of all other agen-
October 1986: Reagan signs the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, which appropriates $1.7 billion to fight the drug
war. The bill also creates mandatory minimum penalties for drug offenses, which are increasingly criticized for
promoting significant racial disparities in the prison population because of the differences in sentencing for crack
and powder cocaine. Possession of crack, which is cheaper, results in a harsher sentence; the majority of crack
users at the time were minority and lower income.
November 1993.: President Clinton signs the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which increases
the amount of trade and traffic across the U.S.-Mexican border. This made it more difficult for U.S. Customs to
find narcotics moving across the border.
In public schools, "zero tolerance" quickly suspended or expelled students for breaking the law or violating
school rules. These policies were initiated on the federal level by the 1994 Gun-Free Schools Act, which respond-
ed to several notorious school shootings across the country. The federal law required states to kick out students
who brought firearms and other types of weapons to school.
May 1995: The U.S. Sentencing Commission releases a report that acknowledges the racial disparities for prison
sentencing for cocaine versus crack. The commission suggests reducing the discrepancy, but Congress overrides
its recommendation for the first time in history.
Three strikes laws are statutes enacted by state governments in the United States which require the state courts
to hand down a mandatory and extended period of incarceration to persons-who have
been convicted of a serious criminal offense on three or more separate occasions.
These statutes became very popular in the 1990s.
February 1996: As a newly installed member of the NAACP National Board of
Directors, along with several other board members, we suggested adding criminal/
juvenile justice, the war on drugs and the prison industrial complex to the civil rights
jjin agenda.
Looking back over the last 14 years since this suggestion and the the civil and human
rights casualties. I am again suggesting, sounding a "Code Blue" and a call for a
national Civil and Human Rights conference to finally address this form of genocide.



Faith In Our Community

Schedule of Events and Services

CHURCH is preparing to observe homecoming, friends
and family day Sunday, June 13 2010 at 11 a.m. The
speaker for the occasion will be the Rev. Joe Merritt of
the United Tabernacle Baptisit Church. All former mem-
bers and friends are invited to attend. New First Corinth is
located 6119 Bayley Road. Rev. Louis Parke is the pastor.

4736 Avenue B is hosting its 37th Annual Minister and
wife appreciation celebration June 5-June 6, 2010 to
honor Minister Charlie McClendon and his wife, Ida, for
their dedicated service. The exciting two day celebration
will begin June 5th with an appreciation banquet and
Gospel concert in the Family Life Center from 6-9 p.m.
The guest speaker is Minister Corey L. Glover from
Haliandale, Florida. On Sunday, June 6 a special minister
and wife shower will follow the 6 p.m. worship serve to
close the celebration. The theme, Celebrating the
McClendon's focuses on giving back to those who give .
Truly the McClendon's are living examples of Christians
living their lives in service for the Lord. Minister
McClendon, with the love and support of his wife, has
traveled the country teaching and preaching the Gospel of
Christ. He has spoken at lecureships, gospel/revial meet-
ings and conducted workshops throughout the
Brotherhood. His wife has been instrumental in working
with children, the youth and young women. Additonally
she has traveled and spoken at ladies conferences and lec-
tureships in many cities. We would love for you to be
appart of this great celebration.If you would like to attend
the Saturday night banquet and Gospel concert the dona-
tion is $5.00 for Adults ages 16 and up.

2559 West 30th St. invites you to join in welcoming our
new pastor Rev. Willie Addison, Jr. This historic event
will commence on Saturday, June 12, 2010 with a commu-
nity meet and greet on the church grounds from 11 a.m.- 4
p.m. All are welcomed for food, fun and fellowship. This
historic event will culminate with the installation service
which will be held Sunday June 13 at the church.

located at 1106 Pearce St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
will be having a youth revival on June 14, 16 and 18 2010.
At 7 p.m. each night the speaker of the week will
beMinister Treigh Smith of Springhill Missionary Baptist
Church. The theme of the rivial is You Make it Happen:
Pray. The pastor of Friendship Primitive Baptist is Elder
Bobbie Sheffield and the Youth Leader is Sis. Eva Harris.

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began singing with a group in the forty's. Myrtle also
sings in the church choir at Friendly Baptist Church.
Marvin Green felt it was time Myrtle got recog-
nized for her magnificent talent as she continues to's-
ing strong and most of all, continue to serve God. He
feels it is time for her to respected as a gospel singer
in Jacksonville. Mary Nealy Raunell agrees with
Marvin. She said that "Pearl Barton has been an
inspiration to her."
Congratulations Myrtle Barton!

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GRANT will be held on Sunday, June 6 at the 7 p.m.
in the sanctuary of Mt. Herman Baptist Church located
on 5527 Redpoll Ave. Appearing on program will be
local singers, Mt. Herman Choir, Bishop Larry
Boston, Debra Limbric-Tasheed, Jackie Brunson, First
Cornith Baptist Church, Franks Evans and the
Clifflones, Al Anders and Jerrery McIntyre.
Appearing from Datona FL, are Ada James and the
Gospel Harmonettesm and the Gospel Keys. Sister
Grant extends an invitation to the public to come out
and be blessed through the word and songs. Rev. A.L.
Jordan is the Minister.

breakfast is in honor of La'Van E. Holliday, my
Daddy, whose life was taken due to violence. This
breakfast is designated for ALL CHILDREN AND
ADULTS who havelost someone due to violence or
other circumstances. Please encourage children and
adults who have experienced such a lost to join us for
this exciting Breakfast.

If you know any children and/or ddults that have
experienced such a lost, please forward this informa-
tion to them or forward their information to us so that
we can get them registered for the Breakfast. If you
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Berryman, Jospeh D-
passed away June 1
Bradley, Dorthey
died June 1
Chester, Elvin "Evelyn"
Died May 30
Colbert, Katrina
Passed away May 27
Collins, Louise
Died May 30
Cooper, Jessie
Died May 29
Henry, Nellie
Passed away May 28
Hicks, Evelyn
Died May 30
Holmes, Lucille
Passed away June 1
Jenkins, Walter
Passed away May 28
Pratt, Dorthea
Passed away June 1
Rogers, Jimmie
Passed away June 1

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Smith, Francis
Died May 26
Williams, Robert
Died May 31

Santiago, Francisco
Passed away May 25
Tyson, Lorrie
Passed away May 27

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 Churcht-
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study .... 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus t
(904) 764-5727 Church-

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
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 .................. . ..... 8.00 p.m .
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry ............ .10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion M ministry ............................. 6:30 p.m.

"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: 710-15.;;,
Sunday School................................... ........................................... 9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship...... ................. ...................... ....... 11:09
Tuesday....... ...... ................. Prayer Meeting & Bible Stuidy,7:;-T
Thursday..................................................... ............. Joy Night,7:0.
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com

"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice

Sunday School ---------------------------------- 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship --- ------------12'00 Noon & 7:00 p.rm.,
Bible Study ---------------------Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.n
(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520

Paynes ChapelA.M.E. Church
2200 Albany Sneei. PO Box 759. Bruns ick, GA 31 52-
.. 912) 26L-9555'
Rev Richard Huticherson. Pastor
'""" Worship Opportunities: ,. -
Sunday Church School
S"A Life Changing Expeneri'ce" ... 9:15 10'55 a.m
Mornng Worslip Service. .... . 11:00 a.m
Church a Study (\\eeklh Bible Study)
_Monda. Nights 7'00 8:30 p.fl
Join Us as We Study the 1ird of God and Enrich Our Souls'

529 S. McDuffAve. Jacksonville, FL 3225'
(904) 294-0011 or 374-9736
Sunday-Morning Worship ........11:00 a.i:
j Tuesday-Bible Study ............7:30 p.il.
Friday-Prophecy and Deliverance
Services ..........7:30 p.m.

Missionary MM. Jones, Asst. Pasta
Bishop A.L. Jones, Sr Pastor

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JUNE 52010


S Socially Speaking
By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. I(Uf o:isen specified)

"There's Always Something Happening On The First Coast"
Jazz 2010
Heart of Downtown Jacksonville
The 2010 Jazz Festival was unparalleled! First
there were just a few showers this year. As I indicated
last year, I love the downtown setting for the Jazz "
Festival! Walking from the 'Groovin' Stage at -
Hemming Park, to the Old Church (Snyder Memorial .
Church Stage), continuing on to the 'Swingin' Stage at
Main and Adams Street Stage, to the 'Breezin' Stage atL
the Jacksonville Landing while taking in all of the ven- .
dors in between was MARVELOUS!! This year the Mrs. Gloria Mendez and Daughter
Riverside Arts Market was included in the performing Florida Star Staffer Dennis Wade enjoying Brunch with Friends
stage mix. And if you forgot your chair, there were
Chairs for rent or purchase.
We took in the Jazz Piano Competition on .. Michael Stewart and
Thursday evening. It was awesome! I would not have Dennis 'Mr. Natural'
traded places with the judges. The performances by with Friends at Cafe
Max Haymer, Mamido Watanabe, Laura Caviani, Nola's Jazz Brunch
Donald Vega (who won the competition) and Hope
Nwachukwu were each so exhilarating and the -..
Florida Theatre was 'jumping'!
The Generation Next Youth Talent Competition
featured: Connor Blakley, Darian Buggs, Shelby
Crews, Austin Idle, Africa Jenkins, Robert
Mitchell, Terrance Peters, Kelsie Saison, James
Simpo, Jr., St. Augustine Jazz Combo, Jahaan
Sweet ( who won for the second year), Jawren
Walton & Graciela Cain and Markis Williams.
I hear the 'Round Midnight Jazz Jam was exciting
again this year!
The Jazz Brunchs at both Caf& Nola and Juliette
Bistro received Rave Reviews! The Conch Fritters and
Conch Salad were absolutely delightful. Not to men-
tion the frozen drinks, ice cream, etc., etc., etc.
I liked having the performance by Patti LaBelle to
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In the new Universal Pictures
rock comedy "Get Him To The
Greek;" record exec Aaron Green has
72 hours to get burned out former
superstar Rock God Aldous Snow
from London to the world famous
Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for his
comeback concert. Aaron is based in
New York and when he arrives in
London he finds dealing with Snow is
more than he bargained for. Their
stormy journey to Los Angeles is
plagued with a series of events gone
wrong as a result of Snow's drug and
alcohol abuse and non cooperation.
This includes barely catching their
flight out of London due to a drunken
party the night before to making impulsive unsched-
uled stops in New York and Las Vegas before they
finally arrive in LA and Snow still is a headache to get
to the concert.
Jonah Hill plays Aaron Green. He is best recog-
nized from his roles in the Judd Apatow produced
mega-hits "Knocked Up," "Superbad" and "Forgetting
Sarah Marshal." Hill was born in Mill Valley, CA. but
grew up in Santa Monica. After his high school gradu-
ation, he studied acting at the New School where he
began to write as well. After a couple of small begin-
ning roles in films and TV, Hill hooked up with produc-
er Judd Apatow for a small part in the mega-hit, "The
40 Year-Old Virgin" and the rest as they say is history!
Russell Brand on the other hand was born across the
pond in Grays, Essex England and had an emotionally

traumatic childhood. His parents divorced when he was
six months old. His mom battled one serious illness
after another and a care taker molested him at age
seven. By the time Brand was 16, he had enough and
left home and became hooked on drugs doing them all
i.e., weed, amphetamines, LSD, ecstasy, cocaine, hero-
in and crack.
Despite his situation, Brand still managed to get
accepted into a couple of prestigious acting schools
then got kicked out behind the drugs. Again, he did the
improbable and landed small TV acting roles and
became a standup comedian where his career really
took off. This lead to hit live DVD's of his stand-up act
and world tours. Brand came To the U.S. and landed an
MTV host job and you gusted it, drugs got him fired.
He returned to England and found success hosting a TV

show called Big Brother's E Forum and
did more film work. By 2002 Brand
cleaned up his act and got off drugs
after his manager caught his shooting
up. Brand returned to the U.S. in 2006
and MTV where he hosted a chat show.
In 2008 & 9, Brand hosted the MTV
Music Video Awards. After which .he
booked the role that gave the world its
first look a rocker Aldous Snow in
"Forgetting Sarah Marshall."
In reference to how difficult his
character was to get from London to
LA; is he that difficult to move in real
life? Brand is all jokes and replies, "I
out source the responsibility to others
and other people are in charge of that.
Nick, my manager, makes sure that I get to places on
time. My assistant makes sure I do stuff. There also are
other people who do stuff. That's one of the best things
about having some money. A lot of things I didn't like
to do; I don't have to do them anymore."
Jonah Hill is the calm one between the two.
With a couple of major hit roles under his belt at only
27 years old, how is he handling the direction his career
is going? Hill responds, "Honestly, I'm just super,
super grateful and appreciative for being chosen to be
in movies or getting to be in movies as it is and I just
want to make good choices. I don't think about the
genre or how I'll be perceived. I just really want to be
appreciative of the position I'm in and just work really
hard to make movies I'll look back on and think were

Over the weekend we lost two cre-
ative artists from our community who made
their transitions to our ancestors in the person
of Gary Coleman and Ali "Ollie" Woodson.
Colman suffered a brain aneurism and died at
a Provo, Utah hospital at age 42. He was a
child genius and rocketed to superstardom as
the wise crackin' little brother Arnold Jackson
on the TV Sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" which
aired on the NBC-TV Network from 1978-85
and the ABC-TV Network from 1985-86.
Woodson was a former lead singer of the
famed Temptations and may be best known
for a smash hit he wrote and performed titled
"Treat Her Like A Lady." Woodson suc-
cumbed to cancer at age 58. Our prayers and
well wishes go out to their families, friends
and fans.
Bits and Pieces:
Reps from singer Alicia Keys' camp
confirm that she is both pregnant by and
engaged to superstar hip hop record producer
Swizz Beatz. This will be Keys' first child
and number two for Beatz who has a son with
his current separated wife Mashonda. The two
are reportedly in the process of securing a
divorce. Barber to the sports and entertain-
ment stars and now newly restaurateur Tray
Saffore and his business partner Duquan
Brown had a red carpet, grand opening this
week for their new Hollywood eatery
"Kassava," located on the famed Sunset Strip.
The cuisine is authentic French
Antilles/Caribbean and Jamaican. The entre-
preneurs already own two men's grooming
salons also in Hollywood. Stars from both the
sports and entertainment worlds turned out en
masse. Go to www.saffores.com for more info
and check them out when you are in LA.
Never know who you will run into.
Singer/ musician /songwriter Luke
Wesley has dropped a new album titled,
"Because We Never Talk About It" on Engine
Room Recordings. The music is smooth
piano rock with some tasty piano work, good
vocals and dynamite material. Wesley is des-
tined to go places big time and fast! Checkout
his website www.lukewesley.com and his
m u s i c

ums_id-65#1. Singer Chris Brown is back in
effect on stage with a show at Hogate's On
The Water Front in Washington, D.C. this
weekend. Rapper Trae Tha Truth's video for
his single "Inkredible Ft. Lil Wayne & Rick
Ross made MTV Jams of the week. Truth is
currently opening for Drake on tour and has
two mixtapes about to drop.
Get Him To The Greek; Universal
Pictures; Starring Jonah Hill, Russell Brand,
Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byme and Sean
"Diddy" Combs. Directed & Written by
Nicolas Stoller. Produced by Judd Apatow,
Nicholas Stoller, David Bushell and Rodney
Rothman. Record exec Aaron Green (Hill)
has been charged by his boss Sergio (Diddy)
to travel from NY to London to bring former
rock God Aldous Snow (Brand) to the Greek
Theatre in LA for a comeback concert. He
only has 72 hours and between stops in
London, NY, Vegas and finally LA, Green
goes through hell and back dealing with the
washed up, alcoholic and drugged up Snow.
The concept works; the movie is funny and
well casted. It is also a great look into the not-
so-glamorous under belly of superstardom,
the music biz, sex, drugs and rock and roll.
Music buffs will love this film.
MacGruber; Rogue Pictures,
Relativity Media, Michaels-Goldwyn
Productions. Starring Will Forte, Kristen
Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Powers Boothe, Maya
Rudolph and Val Kilmer. Directed by Jorma
Tacone. Written by Will Forte, John Solomon
and Jorma Taccone. Produced by Lorne
Michaels and John Goldwyn. MacGruber
(Forte) is an ex-special forces commando
who is brought out of retirement to catch a
powerful nuke head thief. This is a Saturday
Night Live movie and not a very good one.
MacGruber is more "silly-stupid" than comi-
cally funny. It should have been a serious
action flick with humor or a total all out com-
edy but not both. It doesn't work. Save this
one for a rental or catch it on cable.
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by William Jackson and
Cheryl Williams
The Jazz Festival was
able to accomplish what
local governmental offi-
cials and religious leaders
claim to be able to achieve,
but fall short; it took music
to inspire unification of
people, if but for a brief
People of cultural back-
grounds, families, and
those visiting saw
Jacksonville, witnessed a
uniting and bonding
through the infusion of
It took music, JAZZ to
be specific to fuse people in
a commonality of spirit,
love and harmony. Hearts
and minds were touched
embracing the smooth
melodies of local and world
reknown musicians and

A musicality of cultural
progression and recognition
of the dynamics to the orig-
ination and meaning of
A fusion of jazz from
past to present, incorporat-
ing opera and other musical
genre demonstrated by tal-
ented artists from young to
seasoned artists.
The musical anointing
transcended cultural back-
grounds, shades of physical
color, gender and season of
those in attendance.
Through the ages music has
been a defining force that
joins people together.
Where two or three are
joined the opportunity of
fellowship spreads through-
The power of the music
was vocalized so passion-

ately there were tears in
eyes and raised hands that
paid ohmage and respect to
songstresses that captured
and immobilized the audi-
ence, then sent them to
thunderous applauseand
jubilant celebration.
Musical notes held
emotions so powerfully that
nature itself paused to
eavesdrop and enjoy. There
were a few drops of rain at
a moment, but the rain rep-
resented passionate emo-
tions that even the earth
herself could not subdue.
Infants to toddlers,
teens to seniors all were
infused with musical bless-
ings that encouraged appre-
ciation of auditory caress-
ing and instrumental
orchestration. Youth were
so captivated they used
whatever they could get


(Washington, DC)
Congresswo man
Corrine Brown. Chair
of the House
Transportation Rail
subcommittee, partici-
pated in a fact finding
mission to the Gulf area
to examine first hand
and receive briefings
on the devastation
caused by the oil spill.

The Congresswoman
took an aerial tour of
the spill site, and was
briefed by Coast Guard
officials on response
efforts, including subsea dispersant applications, skimming, burning and booming,
as well as its impact to wildlife and habitats, specifically in the Breton and Delta
refugees. Throughout her tenure in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman
Brown has been a leading voice and vehement opponent of drilling off of Florida's
In addition, the Congresswoman met with New Orleans Mayor, Mitch Landrieu.
to discuss the effects of the oil spill on the region and local economy. She also
engaged him in a follow up discussion of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, specif-
ically on the status of the public school system in New Orleans, the rebuilding of the
Veterans Hospital and other related social issues. In addition to passing legislation
to create The Commission on Children in Disasters, the Congresswoman also recent-
ly introduced a House companion bill, H.R. 5240, to ensure that children are prop-
erly protected and cared for prior to a future disaster.

3rd Annual Mother's Day Luncheon
presented by Pat Lockett-Felder

their hands on to mimic and
imitate instruments to
accompany artists.
Playing their instru-
ments whether it be a straw
for a flute or saxophone or
sticks for drumming in
cadence to those on stage,
imagining they too were
creating sounds that will
resonate in minds and spir-
its for days on end.
These youth in atten-
dance may one day be our
future composures and per-
formers. Youth are the
future of jazz, rhythm and
blues, opera and other
musical genres. The Arts
are an important tool to
expose children to culture,
heritage and develop a
respect for the power to
unify and inspire.
The unification of the
Jazz Festival could be seen
through the families that
where joined together. The
time to reacquaint and
renew family values, tradi-
tions, hopes and dreams of
better tomorrows.

Music used to create a
stronger family bond that
may have once been weak-
ened because of social or
economic challenges.
Seasoned seniors reflected
on musical copulations
raised their own imaginary
instruments in musical
Music was used for our
youth to education them on
the dynamics of types of
music that convey passion,
soul, anointing, history and
artistry in musical cre-
ations, traditions and style.
Jacksonville's rich cul-

ture was seen, respected,
even praise and worship
could be felt in musical
artistic quality.
The Jazz Festival suc-
ceeded in not only bringing
a city, a community togeth-
er, but rivalled the spiritual
energies of church services.
The anointing of music was
in effect for three days.
Each day providing a emo-
tional and spiritual wel-
coming to the blessings to
energies created.
To my three new broth-
ers that I met and shared
moments and conversation
with, linking of similar past
I salute you and hope to
share time again next year.
Jacksonville's richness
and true spirit could be seen
in the way people treated
each other, the bonding of a
city through music. These
are days that will long be
remembered not only men-
tally, but through emotional
passions that will await
next years Jacksonville
Jazz Festival.

145th Juneteenth-Father's Day

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it's a man's DNA. He then pointed out our male friends that cheat and named a few
celebrities. If things don't work out is this what I have to look forward to in a mar-
Terribly Disappointed On-Line Reader

Dear Disappointed:
Your husband is sorry indeed because he got busted with another woman and tried
to flip the script and put the blame on you. All men don't cheat and infidelity has to
do with lust, immaturity and being selfish. If he and his friends all have cheating in
common, they're birds of a feather that shouldn't be married. Your husband has con-
firmed he's a cheater and he'll cheat again if you stay and accept it. Life is too short
and if you find yourself in another relationship with a good man, give him a fair
chance with a clean slate and you won't be disappointed.
Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S. La Cienega, Suite 1283,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 or Enail: askdeannal@yahoo.com Website: www.askdeanna.com

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

Valhalla Celebrating 45 years of Excellence!! Homecoming Mixer School
Court Yard, June 11, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Free admission, all white
attire; A Grand Affair Downtown Hyatt Hotel, June 12, 2010 from 7:00 p.m.
10:30 p.m. $50.00 /Attire: Semi Formal; Viking Worship School Court
Auditorium, June 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Music by Alumni Choir. Tickets may
be purchased from the school or you can go online to
COMMUNITY EVENT HEALTH FAIR -Free Cholesterol & Diabetes
Screening, sponsored by Winn-Dixie Pharmacy. Screening will be held from
12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. June 25, 2010 at the Winn Dixie Pharmacy located at
11701-10 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. For more information call 800-713-
(also known as The Sea Island Festival) Founded in 1977 by Ms. Mable Hillery
and Ms. Bessie Jones will feature The Georgia-Sea Island Singers from Africa
to Eternity ( Regional Gullah-Geechee Exhibits) Enslavement Artifacts and
Much More! Saturday, June 11 from 11am 6pm Sunday, June 12 from Noon
6pm, Neptune Park Beachview Drive at The Pier St. Simons Island,
Georgia. "Celebrating the Rich Gullah-Geechee Traditions of our Ancestors
Passed Down from Slavery Days on the Barrier Islands of Georgia"
welcome and invited to come enjoy this FREE cultural celebration, unique to
the Golden Isles of Georgia. For more information, visit online at
FATHER'S DAY CONCERT -June 20, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Female
Protective Society Temple, 12610 NW. 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL (1-75 to exit
360) Groups Include: Little Willie & Keynotes, Boss Man & Sunsets- Claxton
Georgia, Horace Jones & Mighty Jubileers- Brunswick Ga, The Gospel Echos
-Ocala FL, Derrick Smith-Tampa FL, Straughter Sisters-Valdosta Ga, Tyrone &
Starlites-Salyvania Ga, Brothers of Christ Gainesville, FL, Gospel Wonders-
Ocala, Dr. Willie Thomas-Dunellon FL, and New Heavenly Sounds of Joy. For
more information contact: Denise Hamilton, 352-591-2667 Go Tel-Praz
Promotions. Ticket at the door-$20.00 / Before the concert $15.00.
DUVAL COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS are teaming up with the
Mandarin Garden Club to host a Plant Clinic this Saturday, June 5th from 10
AM PM. The clinic will be at the Lowes at 4040 Oldfield Crossing Dr. in
Mandarin. They will have gardening literature and publications to give out
along with applications to join the Mandarin Garden Club. Drop by with your
gardening questions. For more information, call 904-387-8850.
SPOT -get a shot at :30 seconds of fame as the Aha Moment Tour rolls into
Jacksonville June 10 and 11. A 34' Airstream trailer custom designed as a one-
of-a-kind mobile television studio. The tour is part of Mutual of Omaha's
search for real people with real stories to feature in next year's national TV
commercial spots. Come to The Jacksonville' Landing, 2 Independent Dr.


JUNE 5, 2010

" s


C The Art of Dating
Sby Justin L. Mabrie, MBA
Exude Mystery, Not Suspense
Most people attest to liking challenges
and in turn attempt to use that tactic to gain
the undivided attention of the person they are
dating. It is true that people enjoy being able
to provide a pleasant finding through the
chase and enigmatic teasers. We are all unique
and embody characteristics that can add joy
and excitement to the observing individual we
decide to include in our life. It is important to
realize what characteristics you have so that
you can be aware of what you are revealing as
I ^ time spent is increased. When you are pleas-
antly surprising and presenting the unexpect-
ed, the person you are dating will stay enter-
tained and intrigued. Both are positive aspects
to keep the energy up between the two of you.
The mystery of understanding and unfolding
someone's personality is both sexy and enticing to one's soul. It is like a serendip-
itous journey with unexpected tricks and routes in which you never know what
may be coming up next. The difference between mystery and suspense is the fear
factor involved. Many suspense movies keep you at the edge of your seat with
anticipation of the next scene that will unexpectantly appear and catch you off
guard. When dating, you do not want suspense to guide your mate's thoughts to
a point where he or she becomes hesitant and uneasy of what you may do to pro-
mote the next uncomfortable moment and awkward interaction. Do not change
who you are; but be mindful to disclose your rough, and possibly not so pleasant,
characteristics subtly and at appropriate moments. (Note: it is for you to discern
what is an appropriate moment) We all have quirks that are not necessarily deal
breakers but at the same time, such qualities may not be the most desirable. Over
time, your comfortableness will naturally allow you to present more of yourself
to him or her. Work towards consistently opening up but not all at once. A flower
starts as a bud and blossoms; depending on the care tendered to it, the lasting life
of the bloom will vary. Similarly, relationships must be handled with care and
detailed attention to even have the opportunity to entice with mystery. Allow the
person you are dating to appreciate qualities individually, and allow him or her to
gain excitement through the anticipation of what is to come in the next phase of
dating discovery. Mystery comes in all attitudes and varying behavioral acts with
surprising, yet hopefully delightful, revealing facts. You want to leave suspense
out of your dating dictionary, and determine ways to slowly but surely unveil the
fun facts of your blossoming personality.

Remember: Take your time with dating. Understand what, how, and when
you are unveiling
Contact Justin at justinmabrie@aol.com or Justin L. Mabrie, 5000 Almeda
Road, Houston, TX 77004 for further insight and concerns. I_

From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...


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WANTED Tiffany Latrice
Gibbs Police are actively looking
for this individual. She is wanted for
passing a forged check in
Jacksonville and for Violation of
Probation out of St. Johns County.
She is described as 5'7" tall and
weighs 200 pounds. Anyone who
knows her whereabouts is asked to
contact the Jacksonville Sheriffs
Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime
Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS to
remain anonymous and receive a
possible cash reward.
Derrick Lavon Shiloh (36
years old, 1646 West 45th Street) has
been arrested for the MURDER of
Brandon Lenard Tillman (24 years
old, 1646 West 45th Street).
On May 18, 2010 the victim
was located with injuries and trans-
ported to a local hospital.
Subsequent investigation revealed
the suspect walked up the staircase
and... approached the victim. The
suspect was upset about the victim
allegedly making a derogatory com-
ment about him. The suspect
punched/slapped the victim across
the face with such force that the vic-
tim's head bounced against a con-
vcrete wall. The victim stood up and
attempted to run. The suspect
grabbed the victim's shirt which pre-
vented the victim from escaping. The
suspect immediately shoved the vic-
tim down a flight of stairs, causing
the victim to land head first on the
lower concrete landing. The victim
traveled approximately 13' before
hitting the concrete landing.
On May 24, 2010 the victim
succumbed to his injuries. An autop-
sy was conducted and the death was
h ruled a homicide due to blunt trauma
S to the head.
On May 26, 2010 the suspect
was located at 130 West 33rd Street
by the US Marshalls and arrested on
a murder warrant that had been
issued. The suspect was transported

to jail. On May 31, 2010 at
10:52am, police were dispatched to
3939 Roosevelt Blvd. (FSCJ Kent
Campus) in reference to a stabbing.
Upon arrival, they observed two victims laying on the ground in the parking lot
with stab wounds. The victims were bicycle riders participating in a Memorial Day
bicycle ride.
Witnesses stated they were riding their bicycles into the parking lot of 3939
Roosevelt Blvd (FSCJ Kent Campus) when the suspect, Matt Salmons (25 years
old, 1850 Gabin Road) was driving a vehicle behind them through the parking lot
driveway approaching fast. The suspects passenger side mirror brushed against a
riders arm. The bicyclist continued riding his bicycle and pulled into the parking
lot were his vehicle was parked. Witnesses yelled at the vehicle to slow down.
The suspect pulled his vehicle in front of the riders, exited his vehicle and
started a verbal argument with individuals. He was yelling and irate. An individual
walked over to break up the argument. The suspect then started yelling and push-
ing an individual and stated, "I am not leaving until someone starts something."
The suspect started chest bumping and pushing a rider. The rider said after he was
pushed another bicyclist punched the suspect in the face. The individual stated he
walked over to the suspects truck to help him. At that time he felt a sharp pain and
observed that he had been stabbed. The victim sustained six stab wounds (one to
the stomach and five stab wounds on his back).
Another victim sustained two lacerations, one to each arm when trying to
help. The suspect then got into a vehicle and fled the scene.
Police were dispatched to 1536 Blanding Blvd in reference to a battery, the
suspect called police to report he stabbed individuals after he was punched.
Officers located the suspect standing on the passenger side of the his truck.
He was taken into custody without incident. The suspect had a large gash to his
nose and other minor abrasions on his person. He spoke with the suspect and asked
if he had any weapons on him or in his truck. He stated there was a knife in the
center console or either of the doors. He asked for consent to search and the sus-
pect verbally agreed. No weapons were found in the truck. The suspect was then
transported to a local hospital and police were not able to locate the knife.
The suspect stated that he was driving his vehicle into the FCCJ parking lot
and attempting to drive through a large crowd of bicyclist. Mr. Salmons said that
he thought he hit one of the bicyclist with his mirror. The suspect said he followed
them into the parking lot to check on them. The suspect then got into an argument
with several people and told the group, "F*** all of you, come on." When he was
punched in the face, he said, "I got my pocket knife and went to town." He got into
his truck and fled the scene.The suspect is charged with two counts of aggravated
battery and one count of simple battery and does not have a bond at this time.


You're a Fire Sign and you
possess oodles of energy
and enthusiasm. On
Tuesday your zest for liv-
ing will be evident when
the Moon sextiles bold
Uranus in Aries. You'll be
overflowing with the urge
to get busy and accomplish
a new goal. You'll find it
hard to separate fact from
fiction on Friday. You may
decide to escape into pleas-
ant daydreams for a while.
Good fortune comes your
way on Sunday when lucky
Jupiter enters Aries. Your
optimism will soar.


Cancer, you're very sensi-
tive, thanks to the Moon,
your ruler. However, you
want to win whenever
you're engaged in a contest.
On Monday the Moon in
Capricorn in your zone of
rivalry is quincunx Mars
and you'll go all out to
outdo a competitor. You'll
find it hard to connect with
a friend on Saturday. Your
companion is lost in his or
her own world now, so bear
that in mind. On Sunday
your status in your commu-
nity will increase.


Libra, you'll find it difficult
to be productive this week.
On Monday nebulous
Neptune turns retrograde in
your sector of fun and
amusements and you'll
slack off where your regu-
lar duties and responsibili-
ties are concerned. You
may confront a jealous
associate on Wednesday.
This person will be very
subtle in the way he or she
undermines you, so be on
your guard when you inter-
act. Rein in your appetites
on Sunday and try to curb
your urge to indulge on

You're very persistent.
However, you're also a
realist. On Monday the
Moon in shrewd Capricorn
is quincunx Mars and you'll
realize it's time to walk
away from a situation and
try your luck elsewhere.
You could embark on a
quest for enlightenment on
Thursday. You're ready to
move beyond the bound-
aries of your daily exis-
tence, which is great. Your
relationship with your fam-
ily will improve on Sunday
when lucky Jupiter enters
your home zone.


You're usually very placid,
Taurus. Of course, your
famous temper appears
once you're pushed too far.
On Wednesday you'll
decide you've reached your
limit with an associate who
isn't being fair to you.
Rather than get angry, dis-
tance yourself from this
person. Household chores
take up your time on
Saturday. You'll need to
buy a broom or mop. On
Sunday you'll spend time
alone as Jupiter enters your
zone of solitude. You'll
reflect on your recent expe-

Don't be too hasty to agree
to a new proposal this
week, Leo. On Monday
you'll need to ponder the
ramifications in a proposi-
tion you face before you
say yes. You'll feel you can
conquer the world on
Thursday when the Moon
in your sector of personal
power sextiles potent Pluto.
You'll certainly flex your
muscles as you interact
with others. Your sense of
adventure will kick in on
Sunday. You'll find your-
self longing to travel the

You don't live on an island,
Scorpio, even though at
times you wish you did. On
Monday you'll have the
urge to hunker down in
your abode in order to
escape from the outside
world. You'll deal with a
disagreeable individual on
Saturday. This person will
certainly try your patience,
so allow your famous self-
control to come to your aid.
Jupiter, the planet of bless-
ings, enters your zone of
daily activities on Sunday.
You'll add spiritual prac-
tices to your busy schedule.


You're a visionary Water
Bearer. However, you'll
concentrate your mental
energies on events and
experiences from your past
when Neptune turns retro-
grade in Aquarius on
Monday. You want to learn
from your past successes
and failures so you can cre-
ate a new plan of action for
the future. Try to control
your temper on Thursday.
You'll encounter someone
who isn't as tolerant as you,
so bear that in mind. You'll
hit on a new way to express
yourself on Sunday.


Gemini, your thoughts ,,
often scattered. You'll dis
cover that your ability I
think clearly is a bit foi.
when hazy Neptune turn:
retrograde in your zone o
deep thought on Mondcb..
Try to be logical when y-.:
make choices. Do your bcs
to forgive yourself o-
Thursday. Remember, yo',
can't undo the past ar;:
you're only human. 1tL:
time to move on and sto,
dwelling on events yc,
can't change. A new como
panion will pop into you
life on Sunday.


Virgo, you take pride i
making sure your tasks Ls-
completed to the best ,
your ability. On Mond
you'll go out of your way
organize your life when t!,,
Moon trines Saturn
Virgo, right down to ma.
ing sure your closets a
color coordinated. Yo
spiritual side will kick
on Saturday. Have patient
in your quest for enlighten!
ment. On Sunday you
exert your authority in ma
ters of importance to yo,
You may take charge of
family matter.


Don't give up, Sagittarius.'
You know that you carl,
always achieve your goal:;
on the first or even the sc,
ond try. Yes, practice do,
make perfect. On Mond,,'
you'll take your dreams c-,:
of mothballs and give the"
a second look. You migl:
need to stand up for you
self and your own viev-
point on Friday. Goo.
vibrations will surrour,.
you on Sunday when yoi:r
ruler, lucky Jupiter, entc:
enthusiastic Aries. Ye ;
could decide to chann i:
your artistic side this weei:

It's time to go back to th
drawing board, Pisces. C,
Wednesday you'll construe
castles in the air. Once yo::
come back to earth, you
discover that fact. A fami1
member will require atten-
tion when the Moon in se-
sitive Pisces squares th,
Sun in your sector of honu
family, and property o,
Friday. You'll need to to;'
your agenda aside and col!
centrate on your relatix
On Sunday you'll coti
your blessings. Yes, you r
a very lucky Fish, and y,);
know that.

Domestic Violence
An Officer was dispatched to the Burger King located at 5922 Men i
Rd. in reference to a person hurt. Upon arrival, contact was made with th.
Investigation revealed that the victim and Mr. Smith, the suspect an,'
boyfriend that she is living with, engaged in an argument over money thk
the suspect told her he was missing. The victim stated that the susperc
became enraged when he could not find his money. The suspect struck h't
on the face with his closed fist and threw her to the ground. He searches '
her pockets for the money which was not there. He also beat her head an
drug her across the floor and out of the residence. The suspect locked hi
out and refused to let her back in. The victim then walked to a nearbK
Burger King and called the police.
The police and ambulance arrived and transported the victim to
medical center. The victim had several abrasions on her face area awr
blood coming out of her nose and lip area. The Police Officer arrived at th
residence to locate the suspect. Attempts to locate the suspect wel
unsuccessful as no one responded to the door. Case not cleared (Patr.
Follow up).

Your Weekly

May 31, 2010 June 6, 2010



JUNE 52010



NBA Finals 2010

The Los Angeles
The Boston

Game 1
June 3, 2010
9 P.M. ET on ABC
Game 2
June 6, 2010
9 P.M. ET on ABC

Thiescs and Lake r
J .. ;

Lakers' Chanipionships
1949, 1950, 1952. 1953, 1954. 1972, 1980.
1982. 1985, 1987. 1988, 2000. 2001 2002,
Total: 15 Championships

Celtics' Championships
1957, 1959. 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964.
1965, 1966, 1968. 1969. 1974, 1976, 1981,
1984, 1986, 2008
Total: 17 Championships

For maan. Lakers and
Celtites fans this series w ill
be a iiemierable. et lus- t'
tornc one.
This is the 12th time that
the Lakers and the Celtics
ha% c faced off against each
other to plat for the
league's lhghest prize. The
flait : BA final match
betm cen thle d txi o teams t as
Ill 159 %hen Boston
defeated thie then
anlindeapolis Lakers in a
clean s' eep 4-0 games.
When the Lakers m ere -
relocated to Los Angeles Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett during Game 3
during the 1960-1961 sea- of the NBA Finals in 2008
son, the Boston Celtics still
triumphed six times ( 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968 and 1969) over the Lakers to
claim the championship. During the the 70's, the rivalry had cooled down due to the
a BA's financial woes and low fan attendance but in the 80's that would all change.
It was during this decade that the rivalry was revitalized as Larry Bird lead the
Boston Celtics and Magic Johnson lead the Los Angeles Lakers into the 1984, 1985
and 1987 a BA Finals. The Lakers finally won a championship against the Celtics in
the 1985 and 1987 games.
After the 1987 championship game, it took the two iconic teams 21 years to face
off aganist each other in a a BA Finals game that took place in 2008. Boston ultimate-
ly won the title in game 6 with the final score being 131-92.
a ow two years later, the Lakers and the Celtics square off for another champi-
onship title however, the once heated rivalry is now more of a mutual respect for
the other's quest to gain the ultimate prize.Today, players like Kobe Bryant and
Kevin Garnett are more focused on the win instead of the history surrounding the two
team's rivalry.
It's not a personal thing," Celtic Forward Kevin Garnett said before a practice.
They're a great team, we're a great team. We are both trying to get to the same
Kobe Bryant,the Lakers Shooting guard, is determined to bring a win home to
the Lakers court and has openly stated that the rivalry between the Lakers and the
Celtics is not a big concern to him.
I'm playing in it. I don't give a danm about it," Bryant said. That's for other
people to get excited about. I get excited about winning."
Whether Celtic and Lakers players care about the rival history between the two
franchises or not, they can not deny that the history is there. Die heart fans of the
Celtics and Lakers are gearing up for an interesting a BA Finals game that only a
rivalry can fuel.
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Another French Open loss
By Jordan Hill
Serena Willams suffers a devastating
loss Wednesday and does not advance to
the Semi-finals at the French Open.
Williams, who has not made it to a
semi-finals for the French Open since
2003, was defeated by Australian tennis
player Samantha Stosur (6-2, 6-7 (2), 8-6)
Williams has only won one French Open
title in 2002 and since then, her attempts
at another title have been unsuccessful.
Williams was able to hit 13 aces but had
nine faults and committed 46 unforced
errors during her game against Stosur.
Despite her loss at the French Open, the
12-time Grand Slam Champion and no. 1
ranked tennis player along with her no.2
ranked sister, Venus Williams, will
become the no. 1 ranked WTA women's
double team when the new rankings are
released Monday, June 7. Serena will
become the sixth woman to hold both no.
1 titles simultaneously.

Serena Williams is tearful after her loss at Wednesday's French Open

Chad OchoCinco's Good Heart
By Jordan Hill
Chad OchoCinco makes one child dream
come true by presenting him with a gift
of a life time.
OchoCinco, formerly known as Chad
Johnson, presented nine-year-old Ruben
St. Hilaire,Jr with a chance to attend a
football camp, a prize that was donated
by football legend, Deion Sanders. He
was awarded during the 3rd annual gala
fundraiser for the Children Mending
Hearts organization in Hollywood, Calif,.
Ruben St Hilaire, Jr was living with
his mom in a homeless shelter in a ew
York City when he received an auto-
graphed jersey from OchoCinco after he '.
sent a letter to his favorite football player.
After reading the letter out loud to the gala participants, OchoCinco surprised the
nine -year-old. aI ot only did OchoCinco give him the football camp prize but he also
sung "Happy Birthday" to Ruben.
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JUNE 5. 2010



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The Star

Colleae and Career Corner

By Rose Rennekamp
Stay Sharp Summer Skills and Strategies
June 21 is the official beginning of summer. But now that
your teen is out of school, why quibble about dates? Summer break
began a split second after the last school bell sounded.
Of course summer is a time to relax and have fun. But did
you know that children can lose much of what .-they've learned dur-
ing the previous school year? This can have a negative effect on
their performance in high school and college.
There are plenty of ways no matter what their age to
keep your children's brains active during the break from school.
Consider the following suggestions as just jumping off
points. Think of your own creative solutions.
1. Summer book clubs Look no further than your local library,
bookstore, local sports team, or retail outlet. It seems everyone is
interested in encouraging young adults to read. Not only will your
son or daughter build reading and comprehension skills and escape
to imaginary worlds, there's often a prize at the end of the program.
Brain power plus rewards? What could be better? If you can't locate
a book club, visit the American Library Association (www.ala.org)
and type "best books young adult" in the search menu. There you'll
find 86 top picks for ages 12 -18 for 2009.
2. Career exploration Guide your teen or encourage him or her
to go solo. One great place to start is ACT's World-of -Work Map at
www.act.org/wwm. Click on "student version" to learn about 12 dis-
tinct areas. Once your child takes EXPLORE, PLAN and the ACT,
he or she will learn even more based on the results of the interest
3. College research What does your teen want to do when he or
she grows up? If college is on the radar, encourage your child to
begin thinking about potential majors and areas of study. ACT's
Map of College Majors (www.actstudent.org/majorsmap) details
topics, work tasks, available degrees, related occupations and
majors, along with salary, size and occupational growth.
4. Camp Consider sending your child to a summer camp in the
area or far away. Choose what you can afford and don't forget to ask
about scholarships or financial help. Ignite or renew your student's
passion in art, music, sports, debate, or any other area. The favorite
camp for both of my kids was "murder mystery," sponsored by the
local science station and held in an old mansion. It combined their
love of drama and science and they talked about it for years.
Traditional camps think campfires, horseback riding, and archery
- are wonderful places to make friends, stay active, and learn inde-
pendent living skills before college.
5. Travel Sure, Paris would be great, but expensive and not very
practical. Why not load up the family and take some day trips? Or
visit a nearby city and stay for just one night? To save even more
money, camp or arrange to stay with relatives near a place you'd like
to visit. Presidential libraries and national parks were two of our
family favorites. Where possible, try to take a college campus tour
or two. If you plant a seed while your child is young, your son or
daughter may discover an interest in college. And the more college
trips you can make, the better informed your child will be when it
comes time for the actual college application process.
6. Get outside Set up daily routines that keep both you and your
teen active and provide quality together time. Walk the dog with
your child when you return from work every night. Join a team
together sand volleyball anyone? Hike a nature trail. Sign up for a
bike race. What do you love to do?
7. Community college Enroll in a summer class or check out
your local college's continuing education courses. Use the summer
to learn sign language or French with your student. Or perhaps you
two would enjoy Chinese cooking? Yoga? The sky's the limit, but
prices are usually very down-to-earth.
8. Real-world experience Encourage your teen to find and
secure an internship or a job shadowing experience. The daughter of
a co-worker has a young daughter who wants to be a veterinarian. A
quick word with their doggie doc led to a job shadowing experience.
It never hurts to ask.
In addition to keeping your teen's mind sharp this summer,
encourage him or her to begin planning and selecting school classes
that will promote success in college and the workplace. Sit down
together with a school curriculum guide and determine which class-
es are most rigorous.
During high school, ACT recommends a strong core curricu-
lum of at least four years of English, at least three years of math
(including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II), three years of sci-
ence (including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) and three years of
social studies.
Sun and fun are certainly part of the summer equation. But
to prevent seasonal brain drain, make learning enjoyable for your
student. Challenge your teen to find new opportunities and enrich-
ment programs during the summer. Come fall, they'll be ready for
school and on target for whatever comes next.
Rose Rennekamp is the vice president of communications for
ACT She is a mom and has a master 's of education in guidance and
counseling. For more college and career-planning information, visit
www.act.org. Have a topic you want covered in a future column?
Send a letter to this newspaper or e-mail Rose at collegeandca-

We Salute Our Military
Photo Courtesy of City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville Mayor John Pevton, the
Jacksonville Children's Comnitission: the City of
Jacksonville Military Affairs, Veterans and
Disabled Services Division and members of the
Col early literacy and military communities held a
news conference to present the newest book in
.Mayor Peyton's Book Club series, "We Salute our
Announced after the nation celebrated Armed
Forces Day, the 13th book in the popular series rec-
ognizes the contributions of Jacksonville's-military
community while better preparing 4-year-olds to
enter kindergarten by increasing the number of
books and learning materials in their homes. In
turn, this helps provide a solid foundation for
increased literacy and scholastic success.
"With approximately 250.000 residents current-
ly serving our military and about 150.000 resident
L veterans, the military is an integral part of
Jacksonville's past, present and future." said Mayor
ILPeyton. "Our military families are a cherished part
of the community and the newest installment in the
Book Club series is a testament to our respect and
support for those families, while at the same time providing another opportunity to build a founda-
tion of educational success for our pre-kindergartners."
As part of the announcement, Mayor Peyton read the book aloud to children who attend the
child development centers at NAS Mlayport and NAS Jax.

Duval County Students Show Gains in FCAT Reading

and Maintain Progress in Math

Jacksonville, FL -More Duval County third-grade students are performing above grade level
in reading and maintained the progress of recent years in mathematics, according to the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) Reading and Mathematics results released today.
During the past three years, Duval County's scores continue to grow; third-grade math scores
have improved by nine percentage points, while reading scores have improved by three percentage
"We are encouraged to see that many of our schools are maintaining progress and increasing
their third-graders' scores in reading and math, particularly at our Turnaround Schools." said'
Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals. "We appreciate the hard work of our teachers, staff and adminis-
trators, and as a district,. e will continue our efforts to help these students develop even stronger
reading and mathematics skills."
Many of the district's schools saw double-digit increases. John Love Elementary improved
by 49 points in math and 17 in reading, while Justina Road Elementary increased its math score by
35 points and reading score by 16. Other schools showing significant improvement were Rutledge H.
Pearson and Carter G Woodson elementary schools, which both increased bN 19 points in math and
16 in reading.
Duval County Public Schools operates 166 schools and serves approximately 123,000 stu-
dents. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will
inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global econ-
omy, and culturally diverse world.

Dear Young Democrat,

Last month, we announced the first ever Young Democrats of America High School Leadership
Academy to be held in Washington, DC on July 18 21, 2010. The response has been overwhelm-
ingly positive, and we have already exceeded our expectations with the number of applications sub-
mitted by high school students all across the country.

Due to requests from several state Young Democrat organizations, we are extending the application
deadline by nine days to Friday, June 11. It's not too late. Apply online today! If you are not in
high school, please pass this information along to any students who may be interested in attending.

We intend to admit an inaugural group of 52 students from high school graduating classes
2010 2013. All applicants will be notified of our decisions by June 14, and a $495 non-refundable
registration fee will be due on Thursday, July 1, which is also an extension of the previously
announced deadline.

A tentative agenda with session topics and activities has now been published on the YDA website.
An additional list of guest speakers and panelists will be announced in the coming weeks. The 2010
High School Leadership Academy is shaping up to be one of the premier programs offered by YDA
and it further demonstrates our commitment to bringing up the next generation of leaders in the pro-
gressive youth movement.

If you have any questions, please contact ydahsla@gmail.com and we will respond promptly to your
inquiry. More information can also be found at yda.org. While YDA is unable to offer scholarships
to this year's Academy, we are eager to work with students by sending suggestions on how to raise
the necessary funds for travel and registration costs.

Don't forget to apply online before the June 11 deadline.

We hope to see you in our nation's capital in less than seven weeks!


Rod Snyder
Executive Vice President
Young Democrats of America

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New Children's Activity Page Blends Learning
With Fun to Encourage Good Reading Habits
Newspaper Fun a high-energy, children's activity page that features
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But, don't be fooled by all the fun. Underlying these entertaining ele-
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lessons that sharpen essential language arts skills.
"My sense is that people love to learn new things, but can get turned
off when they think something is designed to be educational," Mills said.
"When you put interesting facts and ideas into a framework that's fun and
entertaining, it draws people in. It makes it more of a pleasure to discover the

new material."
With both bachelor's and master's degrees in education, Mills has a
diverse background involving education. She worked in several elementary
schools, helping to teach and motivate students to read before turning to
children's publishing. For 10 years she created a children's activity page in
southern Connecticut, which focused on the challenges of a highly mobile,
military-centered community, and which earned two international journalism
awards. That page with many graphic refinements and the addition of a
cast of new characters formed the basis for Newspaper Fun.
"I believe that newspapers play a crucial role in helping people stay
connected with what's going on in their communities," Mills said. "By attract-
ing children to their local newspapers through features like Newspaper Fun,
we're nurturing a new generation of newspaper readers."
"The idea is to create a flow between traditional and new media," Mills
said, "with the common denominator being a focus on good reading habits."

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orbit. It takes about 27 days for the Moon to go around the Earth. As the
Moon folbws the path around the Earth it is also turning or rotating itself.
It turns once each trip. As the Moon moves and 'c changes' in the slyk
people keep tra:kof it. The Moon has been used to tell when holidays
fall and when it is time to pbntor harvest fields. Lookon acalendar to
find out if it tells when wewill see the next full moon.

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the letter 'T' for True or 'F" forFalse in the boxes.
1. In 1969, two American astronauts walked on the Moon.
2. The Moon is thought to be aboutthesameage as the Earth.

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