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Blacks and Hispanics
Keep Your Rights Vote NO!
.) No, it is just not Blacks and Hispanics who will lose if the
Fair District Amendment is passed in Florida, according to
Dr. Ben Chavis. Blacks and Hispanics will lose the most
because of a portion of the Supreme Court's 2009 decision
and the Voting Rights Act, said Dr. Chavis.
Congresswoman Corrine Brown says the goal of the
Voting Rights Act was to correct discriminatory acts of the
past and the legal rights of many who are a part of her dis-
Dr. BenChavis, past trict. She stressed that before 1992, the last African
president of NAACP American from Florida who served in Congress was Josiah
Walls. The Gainesville congressman lost his seat in 1876.
Congressman John Lewis agreed with Congresswoman Brown. He said that he
was arrested 40 times in a fight for voting rights. He has spent many hours in
Florida this election period to help in every way possible to prevent this state and
others who might follow, to preserve the Voting Rights Act. He joins those rep-
resentatives from Florida, and Dr. Ben Chavis, a former CEO and national presi-
dent of the NAACP to help defeat Amendments 5 & 6.
The group of leaders stated that the 15th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution
provides that the right to vote shall not be denied or abridged on the basis of race
or color. The Voting Rights Act of 1964, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson,
was created because states were not enforcing these constitutional rights, thereby
diluting minority voting power through redistricting. They further stressed that
the Voting Rights Act requires the preservation of majority-minority districts
where the minority population is sufficiently large and geographically compact so
as to constitute a majority, the minority group is politically cohesive, and there is
evidence of racial bloc voting that defeats the opportunity of minority voters to
elect candidates of choice. All of these factors existed in 1992 when the districts
were created that allowed three African Americans in Florida to win seats in
Congress. That same federal court held that previous plans violated the Voting
Rights Act, the Equal Protection Clause and other constitutional principles. It is
believed that same factors exist today, eliminating the possibility of changing con-
gressional representatives or future representatives from being African American.
Florida's District 3 was challenged in 1996 but, defeated because of the constitu-
tion. If Amendments 5 & 6 are passed, the Voting Rights Act, which only last for
25 years anyway, will also change for states where their constitutions are amend-
ed. It is therefore imperative that Amendments 5 & 6 not pass. VOTE NO!
Singer Mario Arrested
S a Singer Mario was arrested,
according to Bossip, for attacking
his mother in their Baltimore,
Maryland apartment. The musi-
cian said that the alleged attack
occurred when his mother, who is
Singer Mario a recovering heroin addict, was
caught using drugs in their home.
She was also, according to sources, withdrawing
money from his bank account to support her habit.
Woman Shot While Driving
Through Cross Fire
According to reports, several shots were fired Friday
morning near Blanding Boulevard and 103rd. It
appeared, according to witness, that at least two people
were firing at each other when one of the bullets struck
a female who was driving a SUV on Blanding. After
the shooting, the female hit the car in front of her. It
was learned shortly that she had been shot in the head.
She was taken immediately to Shands Jacksonville
Medical Center in critical condition. One other person
involved in the accident, caused by the shooting, was
JSO said that several houses were also hit by stray
bullets but, no arrests were made and no suspects have
One good point: A nearby business had an outside
surveillance video that was turned over to the
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. It is hoped the shooters
are seen on the video.
JSO is asking for assistance from the public in getting
information to help solve this shooting incident.
Elder Ruby D. Peterson, 82,
Kingsland, GA, Mother of 18,
raised 3 others
Ruby Dell Peterson was
the oldest daughter of the
late Rufus and Ruby
Milton Edwards of
Folkston, Ga. In 1948 she
married George Peterson
and during their 39 years
of marriage, they gave
birth to 18 children and
raised three more.
Elder (Mother Peterson)
preached her first sermon
in 1950 and established
the Corinth Holiness
Church in 1986 in Silco,
Mother Peterson joined
her heavenly family on
October 17, 2010.
Funeral services will be
Saturday, October 23 at
2:00 p.m. at House of
Faith, Paxon Road with
burial to follow in Mt.
A Star at 9 Years Old
She is just nine years of
.= Sage but, she is the
daughter of Will and
Jada Smith. Therefore,
f.r the possibility of her
becoming rich and
famous was already
there, even if she chose
to not get involved in the
with her mother, her
Willow Smith, 9, singer father and her brother.
On Monday, October
18, Willow appeared at 106 and Park at BET Studios
for a taping, as she made her musical debut with her
hit single, "Whip My Hair."
She has already been signed by Jay-Z to his Roc
Nation record label. She has been widely highlight-
ed on the web and has received comparisons to
Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Beyonce.
Gabby to appear with
Oscar nominee and practically a
Jacksonville citizen (aunt is owner
of Gateway Bookstore at Gateway
Mall), has been added to the cast
of a new action comedy, "Tower
Heist." Sidbe joins a stellar cast of
seasoned comedians Eddie
Murphy and Ben Stiller. This is
her first major role since "Precious."
When you talk with Eric Dunlap, you
are highly motivated to get a check up,
exercise regularly and enjoy every
moment of your life.
Dunlap said he discovered ten years ago
after working out, and suffering severe
pain, that he had breast cancer. Mind
you, this was not his first clue but he did
not recognize the early sign and neither
Eric Dunlap, a did his physician.
breast cancer Exactly one year and one day prior to
survivor, being evaluated, he saw a spot of blood
on his shirt. He thought he might have hit something that
did not cause pain. The next day he saw blood again in the
same area. He did seek medical attention but the doctor
did not diagnose an illness. It was a year later that he
learned that he was on the same track of his mother and
grandmother, who too had breast cancer. His grandmoth-
er passed shortly afterwards. His mother lived ten years
before being diagnosed again two years ago. She is still
Mr. Dunlap says he asked for a beautiful wife and two
sons. He has both and he continues to love and cherish
them and at the moment, he is cancer free.
The Atlanta citizen speaks to groups nation wide about
breast cancer, reminding men and women the importance
of annual check ups. Don't wait until October to be
reminded. He can be reached at www.dunlapspeaks.com
Supreme Court Justice's Wife -
What's the Story?
Many are wondering what
caused Ginni Thomas, wife of
Savannah native, Supreme
Court Justice Clarence
Thomas, 19 years later, to call
Professor Anita Hill asking
her to apologize about her
claim of sexual harassment
against her husband. Maybe it and wife Ginni.
is because of his court reputa-
tion; maybe it is because there is rumor about her conser-
vative nonprofit organization taking money or maybe it is
because of his old girl friend, Lillian McEwan's desire to
write a book discussing his obsession with large breast and
pornography. Whatever, she made a call to Anita Hill,
asking that she apologize to the Justice. Why?
Juan Williams, Fired by NPR
Hired by Fox at $2 Million
Juan Williams has served for
many years as a news analyst
for NPR but was fired when he
stated on "The O'Reilly
Factor" Fox News Channel,
Monday, that Muslims make
him nervous when he sees
them on the same airplane as
himself, implying that Muslims
4, are terrorists.
.. NPR's CEO said his statement
Juan Williams, Network and feeling are not appropriate
News Analyst for their network. However,
Fox News apparently have a
different attitude. Wherein NPR found the statement
offensive, Fox signed Williams to a three-year contract
worth around $2 million. Williams' position with Fox will
be expanded and he will make more appearances and
become a stronger fixture in the news lineup.
Most media refers to Fox news as the "entertainment"
news network because of the way they report news and
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NEW BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH 1824 Prospect St., is having their 91st
Church Anniversary. The Motto is: "Restoring Our
Faith, Family, & Fellowship In God." The Church
Banquet is Friday, Oct 24th at 4:00 p.m. at the Cypress
Community Center, 4012 University Blvd., N; Praise
Night Service is Thursday, November 11th at 7:00
p.m.; Visiting Churches Night is Friday, November
12th at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday School on Sunday,
November 14th at 9:30 a.m., Morning Service at 11:00
a.m. and Youth Explosion at 4:00 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call Deacon Keith at (904) 764-9879. Rev. Joe
Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus.
THE CHRISTIAN GIRLS CLUB MINISTRIES
will celebrate our 20th Anniversary on December 3rd
& 4th, 2010 at The Hyatt Regency-Jacksonville
Riverfront in beautiful downtown Jacksonville, Florida.
Thanks to the community for your prayers and partici-
pation during our past 19 years. We're asking that all
members who have worked with this organization in the
past 19 years, and wish to participate in our Grand
Celebration of Life, please contact us at 904-398-8517.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH DOWNTOWN will
host the areas' largest Men's event of 2010. National
Men's Conference October 23rd. Men at the Cross is a
revolution that seek to answer the call of the great com-
mission in America and the world by equipping and
empowering every committed believer to "Love a man
to Jesus until he's ready to Love another man to Jesus."
The church is located at 124 Ashley St., the doors will
be open at 7:15 a.m. Individual and group sale tickets
for 2010 Men at the Cross conference are available at
www.menatthecross.org or for more information, call
Jerry Gist at 904-477-1049.
SUMMERVILLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH DISTRICT #4 -presents a Gospel
Extravaganza featuring: The Gospel Cavaliers of
Jacksonville and Faith Gospel Singers of Jacksonville,
October 31,2010 at 5:00 p.m. at our church located at
690 W. 20th St., Jacksonville, TX.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF
JACKSONVILLE -7405 Arlington Exprwy, with Rev.
Ron Hersom, minister and Henson Markham, music
director. Sunday October 24, 2010 at 10:45 a.m. Maria
Pena, soprano; David Gall, flute; and Sunday, October
31, 2010 at 10:45 a.m. Timothy Edwards, violin; Jeanne
Huebner, Henson Markham, piano; Saint-Saens: Dance
Macabre; Bach: Cantabile. For more information call
THE BAPTIST MINISTERS' WIVES AND WID-
OWS of Jacksonville, Duval and adjacent Counties
recently celebrated their Anniversary. the Jerusalem
Baptist Church on Old St. Augustine Rd. Rev. Brian
Campbell, Pastor, Sister Vermel Sims, President, and
Sister Betty Glanton, Reporter.
GREATER NEW MOUNT MORIAH MISSION-
ARY BAPTIST CHURCH, with Dr. Rev. Percy
Jackson, Sr. are having their FALL HARVEST FESTI-
VAL and are inviting you to come and Fellowship with
them as they Praise Our Lord and Savior. There will be
Free food, clothing, games, music, and of course lots of
prayer. October 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We
are located at 1953 W. 9th St. For more information,
please contact Rev. David Scott, Associate Minister at
THE BAPTIST MINISTERS CONFER-
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to early voting sites, Monday, October 18th
through Friday, October 29th. For more infor-
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Morning Worship .....................11:00 a.m.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............. 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
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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 Ministry .............................. 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
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"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: RO. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
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Emmanuel Ministries .
International Has Ordination- -, *
and Licensing Service L l
On Friday October 15, 2010
Emmanuel Ministries International
Worldwide located at 6858 Old Kings
Road where Apostle Dr. Edith Moore is
Pastor presented The Call of The
Consecrate, One Consecration Ordination
and Licensing service. Candidates for
Ordination consisted included Bishop
Clement Ikechukwu Udegbe from
Christian Family Church in Festac Lagos
,Nigeria, Africa, Overseer Christopher
Moore of Empowerment Temple in
Kingsland, Georgia, Pastor Kathy Parker,
Evangelist Joyce Hardnett, Evangelist
Selena Walker, Evangelist Karen
Mcwhite and Deacon Arthur Parker, Sr.
The Candidates for Re-Licensing
were: Prophetess Penny Russell,
Prophetess Zeyly Haddock, Prophetess
Sheila Powell, Elder Tyrone Moore, Elder
Donna Roberson, Evangelist Angela
McDowell, Evangelist Pamela Nwunne,
Deacon Charlie McWhite, Deacon
Charles Powell, Deacon Robert Mueller,
and Evangelist Clarice Mueller.
We wish God's blessings and
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2011 Women of Distinction
Honoree Welcomed At Alumnae
At the annual Women of
Distinction Alumnae Reunion hosted by
Mitch Woodlief at his Grotto Wine Bar
and Shoppe located in San Marco, the
2011 Women of Distinction were wel-
comed by Girl Scouts of Gateway
Council, Inc.'s Women of Distinction
Luncheon Co-Chairs Mesdames Martha
Barrett and Teala Milton Johnson, Chief
Executive Officer Mrs. Sandra 'Sam'
Tysver, Board President James A.
Richardson, II, and past honorees that
included: Mesdames Connie Hodges,
Betsy Lovett, Karen Brune Mathis,
Marcia Morales, Joanelle Mulrain, Mary
Alice Phelan, Madeline Scales-Taylor,
Carol Thompson, Nina Waters, Dr.
Norma Solomon White, and Courtney
The 2011 Honorees Mesdames
Robin J. Albaneze, Betty Asque Davis,
Dr. Davalu Parrish, Judith C. Rodriguez,
Laine Silverfield and Cindy Stover will
be formally presented at the Girl Scouts
of Gateway Council's annual Women of
Distinction luncheon on March 30, 2011
at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council's
annual Women of Distinction luncheon
honors local women whose accomplish-
ments in career and community service
exemplify the values of Girl Scouting.
Proceeds from this fundraising event are
dedicated to providing the Girl Scout pro-
gram to girls in North Florida. For ticket
information contact the Girl Scouts office
at 904 388-4653.
Ordination of Bishop Clement Udege of Hope From left to right Deacon Charlie Ordaining Overseer Christopher
Christian Family Church Festac Town Lagos, McWhite Deacon Arthur Parker and Moore Pastor of Empowerment
Africa Deacon Robert Mueller. Temple Kingsland .GA
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Alvin Brown, candidate for Mayor of Jacksonville, held a fundraising reception
in Jacksonville on October 19, 2010 to welcome former President Bill Clinton who
endorsed him to become the next leader of Jacksonville. The 'standing only' event
was held at the River Club.
Alvin and Mr. Clinton have known each other for years. Alvin worked as senior
official in the Clinton Administration, serving as Executive Director of the White
House Community Empowerment Board, a $4 billion initiative that focused on
investing in America's cities and rural communities to create jobs.
Brown's current position is that of Executive-in-Residence at Jacksonville
University David College of Business. He has also served as Executive Director of
the Willie Gary Foundation.
Brown said, as mayor, he will ensure that citizens work together to continue
growing our economy and building on crucial public-private sector partnerships
when it comes to our ports as well as our defense.
Attending the reception were leaders such as Congresswoman Corrine Brown
and many city leaders. Also attending was his former employer, Willie Gary. Alvin's
goal is to transform the shared dream of making Jacksonville a great place to live, to
work and to raise children into a reality for all.
Christopher Fey with Congresswoman Corrine Brown
Angela Favors-Morrell of The Florida, Willie Gary, and Clara McLaughlin owner of
The Florida & Georgia Star Newspaper.
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Congresswoman Brown and Congressman Meek
Held a Get Out to Vote Rally
Congressional House of Representatives
members, Corrine Brown and U. S.B
Senatorial candidate, Congressman B
Kendrick Meek held a news conference and .RCONGRESS.
rally Thursday at Congresswoman Brown's Alex
campaign headquarters at the Gateway
Town Center, across from the office of the .
Supervisor of Elections.
The congressional representatives .
encouraged the citizens of Jacksonville to Twofirst time voters Anton Keys, Congresswoman Corrine
get out and vote. After their appeal, they Brown, andAhmad Seymour State Representative Audrey Gibson, Congressman
walked two first time voters across the street C/!,, iItet4 Kendrick Meek for U. S. Senate, Congresswoman Corrine
and joined them as they voted. Brown, and Alvin Brown for Mayor of Jacksonville.
Early voting started on Monday, October
18 and will end on October 31. General
Election day is Tuesday, November 2 from
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
With so much turmoil, the congressional .
leaders asked all to get out and vote. The WNGRE
two encouraged each voter to take one to
ten voters with them. Many positive
changes have been made since President Congressman Kendrick Meek for U. S. Senator
Obama took his seat at the White House and -W
apathy is overwhelming. They begged all "
Florida citizens to become more aggressive
and vote as soon as possible before E
Congresswoman Brown appeared on the
Tom Joyner Show Thursday morning prior
to the rally with Congressman Meek and
S e t GLeft photo: Congresswoman join citizens to vote at
State Representative Gibson. Supervisor of Election's Office.
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Detailing Financial Return on Investment From
Restoring America's Everglades
First-of-its-Kind Economic Study on Everglades
Restoration Highlights Projected Rise in Job
Creation, Real Estate Values Among Other
Miami Florida -- Oct 18, 2010 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Today, the
Everglades Foundation released the results of a comprehensive analysis of the
financial return on investment generated by restoration of America's
Everglades ecosystem. The study, conducted by Mather Economics, projects
that restoration will produce an increase in economic benefits of approximate-
ly $46.5 billion that could range up to $123.9 billion based on an investment
of $11.5 billion.
"It is clear that Everglades restoration not only produces ecological
benefits, but also generates a robust economic boost to our economy. For every
dollar spent on Everglades restoration, we are getting four dollars back in the
form of higher home values, increased tourism and stronger fishing, boating
and tourism industries," said Kirk Fordham, CEO, Everglades Foundation.
"When we invest in protecting and restoring the Everglades, we are also
revving up a powerful job creation engine. Aside from the good paying jobs
in construction, engineering and the sciences that come with restoration proj-
ects, we are boosting employment in a wide range of industries."
The study shows that for every one dollar spent on Everglades restora-
tion as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), $4.04
will be generated in economic benefits. Projections indicate that there will be
an incremental impact on employment of about 442,644 additional jobs over
50 years. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also estimates there will be
22,966 new short- to mid-term jobs created as a result of actual restoration
"Let's think about the basic ecosystem services provided by the
Everglades as a grocery store featuring 'products' ranging from water purifica-
tion to enhanced tourism. We created six distinct aisles or divisions and a
catch-all section. For each of these categories, we conservatively estimated,
using best available data and economic methods, the increase in economic
value of a restored Everglades ecosystem," said Bobby McCormick, Ph.D.,
Mather Economics' principal investigator assigned to the project. "The bottom
line, as our analysis strongly suggests, is that the rewards of restoration far out-
weigh the economic costs."
In addition, the study shows that Everglades restoration will result in
added value to the economy of $5,129 per individual residing in the 16-coun-
ty South Florida Water Management District.
"Too often, we hear arguments that we can't afford to invest in
Everglades restoration during an economic downturn. Instead, smart policy-
makers recognize that the future of our state's economic growth depends
on protecting the Everglades and the water supply it provides to one in
three Floridians. Simply put: we can't grow our economy if we allow the
Everglades to collapse," said Fordham.
"Measuring the Economic Benefits of America's Everglades
Restoration: An Economic Evaluation of Ecosystem Services Affiliated
with the World's Largest Ecosystem," is available in its entirety at
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and History; J. Randolph Gaines 2nd Vice-President, Eleanor Hughes, Flora
Parker, Camilla Thompson, Khamil L. Ojoyo, Aceta Cater, President, Delphenia
Carter, Patricia Morrison, Lydia Wooden, and Marilyn Williams
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Meet The Browns...
By Angela Favors-Morrell
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Models and Fashions Directed by
Karen Washington and Company
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SThursday, October 21, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
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Free tickets when you bring in this ad. Call: (904) 766-8834
The Florida Star and Impact,
"Striving to Make A Difference."
EMIL- David Mann and Tamela Mann
David Mann, Angela Favors-Morrell of the Florida of "Meet the Browns. "
and Georgia Star, and Tamela Mann
Miguel Lloyd, David and
Tamela Mann, Tracey
Lloyd and in front, Cedric
and Deon Davis of
When you hear the names "David Mann and wife Tamela Mann" you immediate-
ly think "Meet the Browns." Mr. Brown and his daughter, Cora.
The one day that I can truly say my feet were tired and my wonderful friends were
getting on my nerves in their attempts to convince me that I could defy the laws of
time, I found myself sitting with Mr. Brown and Cora. We did not discuss the very suc-
cessful "Meet the Browns" series on TBS, her CD and Gospel Video -THE MASTER
PLAN or Mr. Browns' GOOD OL' TIME CHURCH and Tamela's CD, GOTTA KEEP
It was a conversation that was not spoken in words, but spoken in actions. Greeted
by the "The Essence of Christian Character" of Mr. David and Mrs. Tamela Mann, I
immediately begin to recall the testimony that my friend Danny Clay shared with me.
The day he met David Mann, it was a conversation full of humor. Gradually, Mr. Mann
begins to talk about the goodness of the Lord, God's Grace and Mercy and his Faith
in God, as a believer. Mr. Mann told of his duty, his responsibility and his spiritual
commitment as a servant, being used by God, knowing his purpose and finding joy in
We do not realize just how we impact other people's lives -even in the simplest
ways... David Mann does not know just how much he touched Danny's life. During
our conversation, Danny stated, "as he talked to Mr. Mann, he could feel the presence
of the Holy Spirit." He aspires to be like David and Tamela Mann,- "In everything that
I do and say, I want people to see the very presence of God."
I witnessed this anointed duo in action. In excitement and full of Joy, Gratitude,
and patience they participated in many interviews. During our conversation, Mrs.
Mann graciously addressed the group as a whole and "yet" she acknowledges each
individual person that approached her. Mrs. Mann assured me that this was the norm,
as a mother, she can be multitask. At that moment Mrs. Mann gathered Mr. Mann and
posed for a picture with two youths from Brunswick, Georgia, Cedric and Deon Davis.
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
1st Annual Car & Truck Show "Cruz'n for Haiti" Saturday, October 30, 2010,
10 am 3 pm Free Admission. Vehicle Entry Fee- Early Registration: $20, After
10/20/10: $25, ttp://www.hbcjax.net/files/vehicle_registration.pdf
The 2ndAnnual Northeast Florida Fall Career Expo 2010 will take place on
Tuesday November 16th2010 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfrontand
will be hosted by JobsDirectUSAin collaboration with Action News Jacksonville.
The City of Jacksonville invites all captains and crews to register for the 2010
Jacksonville Light Parade. Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. on the
downtown riverfront, the parade is open to sailboats and powerboats of all shapes
and sizes. Registration is free but is limited to the first 100 vessels.To register or
for more information boaters should call (904) 630-3690 or visit
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Did You Hear About?...
INCREASE IN REPORTS OF STOLEN AIR CONDITIONING
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct.
20, 2010) The Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office is experiencing
an increase in reports of stolen
air conditioning units from the
exteriors of residences, com-
mercial properties, and indus-
trial locations city wide, in all
In this pattern we are seeing
vacant apartments and closed
businesses targeted for these
thefts. Additionally, other tar-
geted properties include loca-
-D t -c o tions where the thief (thieves)
are not in plain view, and can
be concealed while removing
the unit. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office needs your help. Please report any sus-
picious activity, suspicious persons or people, or trucks you see during non-tradi-
tional business hours carrying air conditioning units. You can call JSO at 630-0500
or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (to remain anonymous and become eligible
for a reward).
"Obviously this is a crime that represents a significant economic impact to
the people whose homes or businesses are hit," said Michael Bruno, JSO's
Assistant Chief of Crimes Against Property. "We want the public to continue to
work with the police and let us know when something just doesn't "seem" right in
your neighborhood or near your business," he said. "We'd also like to ask the com-
munity to assist us in helping our houses of worship, because many of those prop-
erties can go for several days with very little or no activity. So when you're driv-
ing around out there, keep an eye out around the houses of worship in your area."
Some theft prevention techniques gaining popularity include:
Digital cameras mounted outside the home, business or church; GPS devices inside
the unit; metal caging around the exterior of the air conditioning unit.
If you would like to find out if your neighborhood (or business area) has a
Watch group already in service to the community, or you are interested in starting
one, please contact JSO's Community Affairs division at 630-2160.
October 18, 2010 October 24, 2010
You'll need to exercise control.
Your creative imagination will
help you in coming up with
unique ideas. Lack of cash
might be partly to blame for
the problems at home. You
could have a tendency to
spend too much on your home
Don't let someone you work
with put words in your
mouth. They won't get away
with it. You will communi-
cate with ease this week.
Your pilgrimage may end up
Your lucky day this week will
A romantic dinner, followed
by a quiet evening with the
one who is enticing you,
should be most satisfying. Do
not confront situations unless
you are sure you have a good
understanding of the dilem-
ma. Do not blow situations
out of proportion. You may
find that someone you really
cared for in the past has come
back into your life.
Don't hesitate to visit
someone who hasn't been
well. Someone you live
with will get angry if you
are neglecting your duties.
Deception is likely.
Changes in your home are
apparent, and you must be
willing to bend if you
don't want to find yourself
7-: ___________________________ -
Financial investments that deal
with joint money can be
extremely prosperous. Do not
let others exhaust you finan-
cially. Visit friends you don't
get to see that often. You've
been hurt before and could be
again if you don't play hard to
Deception is apparent. You
need an outlet. Do not let
them in on your plans if
you want things to run
smoothly. Try not to upset
others with your plans.
Your lucky day this week
will be Monday.
Unique forms of entertainment
could capture your attention
and bring about a romantic
interest. You need to refrain
from being the generous one in
the group. You must use discre-
tion when it comes to lending
money or making donations.
You may be up for some
changes in your home.
Don't turn down offers that
include sports activities or
children. Partnerships may
be plentiful. Depression
may be likely if you're
away from home. Travel
will be fun and entertain-
Woman crashes into St. Augustine McDonald's
While suffering from unstable blood sugar, she drove her car into a St.
Augustine McDonald's restaurant during the afternoon rush, police said.
The driver of the car, 51-year-old Beverly Dostick, told police she was try-
ing to park her car about 1 p.m. Friday when she went over the curb and into the
south corner of the building on North Ponce De leon Boulevard. A window shat-
tered, and a man sitting in a booth near the crash had to jump out of the way. He
declined medical treatment, St. Augustine police said.
A rescue crew arrived on-scene and stabilized Dostick's sugar level. She
was not cited in the accident, according to police.
LIQUOR STORE ROBBERY
The gunman robbed a St. Johns County Publix Liquors near Mill Creek
late Thursday afternoon, the Sheriffs Office said. The clerk told deputies that the
man came in shortly after 5 p.m. and walked around the store before brandishing
the gun. She turned over an undisclosed amount of cash and he left with the
money and whiskey.
He's described as in his 30s, with a heavy build and blonde to strawberry
blonde hair. He was wearing a brownish- to bumt-orange colored "Quick Silver"
T-shirt, blue jeans and a light green hat. He was last seen getting into a late-
model burgundy Honda four-door driving toward the Murabella subdivision.
Anyone with information can contact the St. Johns County Sheriff's
Office at (904) 824-8304 or remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a
cash reward by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 277-TIPS (8477).
PROPERTY CRIMES IN CLAY COUNTY
An unattended wallet was stolen from the top of a desk at a property on Mill Street,
Green Cove Springs.
Medications and cash were stolen from an unattended backpack in a park-
ing lot of a business on Florida 16 West, Green Cove Springs.
A rifle was stolen from a closet in a residence on Acadia Street,
A license plate and decal were stolen from a vehicle at a residence on
Thunder Heights Lane, Middleburg.
A "grappler" was stolen from a home under construction on Paradise Drive,
Metal and a brake were stolen from a property on Heath Road, Green Cove
Springs. Entry to the property was made through an unlocked front gate.
Four air conditioning units were stolen from outside a vacant property on Blanding
Boulevard, Orange Park.
A registration decal was stolen from a vehicle at a residence on Bear Run
Boulevard, Orange Park.
Safety Tips for Halloween from your
ING: A Parent or responsible
Adult should always accompany
young children on their neigh-
borhood rounds. Remind Trick-
o By using a flashlight, they can
see and be seen by others.
o Stay in a group, walk slowly
and communicate where you are
o Only trick-or-treat in well
known neighborhoods at homes
that have a porch light on.
o Remain on well-lit streets and
always use the sidewalk.
o If no sidewalk is available,
walk at the farthest edge of the
roadway facing traffic.
o Never cut across yards or use
o Never enter a stranger's home
or car for a treat.
o Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations.
o Always walk. Never run across a street.
o Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks.
o Remove any mask or item that will limit eyesight before crossing a street, drive-
way or alley.
o Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-
Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will. Never consume
unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be offered.o No treats are to be
eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an Adult at home.
o Law Enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or
unlawful activity. For non-emergencies please call (904) 630-0500, for emergencies
please call 9-1-1.
Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is
rare, a responsible Adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any
spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
Try to apportion treats for the days following Halloween.
Although sharing is encouraged, make sure items that can cause choking (such as
hard candies), are given only to those of an appropriate age.
OCTOBER 23. 2010
You'll be an emotional basket
case this week. Don't take any
comments too seriously. Your
home may be in an uproar and
you are best to stay out of the
line of fire if at all possible.
Don't let your stubborn nature
get the better of you. Don't let
others saddle you with guilt
that isn't warranted.
You can make excellent
career moves if you are open
to the opportunities that exist.
You can work in conjunction
with those in the know in
order to get to the bottom of
any pending issue. Lay your
cards on the table regarding
your personal direction.
Coworkers may not be giving
you all the pertinent informa-
U I SAGITTARIUS
Colleagues may try to
undermine you when talk-
ing to superiors. Look
before you leap. Travel and
creative hobbies will be
your best outlet. There
might be one who is quite
willing to take the credit
for your work.
I -I I PISCES
You may have been too
agreeable to someone who
just wanted to use you.
Equilibrium in your romantic
life is likely if you treat your
partner well. Educational pur-
suits should help you develop
your hobbies. Try not to be
too emotional with those
OCTOBER 23. 2010
lester played in his 150th game as a Jaguar
C v JAGUARS ADD TWO QBs 4
By MIKE BONTS
The Jaguars signed free agent quarterbacks Todd Bouman and Patrick Ramsey. To make
room on the roster, the club waived fourth-year safety Gerald Alexander and rookie line-
backer Jacob Cutrera.
Bouman, 6-2, 226, had been signed by the Jaguars on Sept. 21 and served as the
backup quarterback for two games before he was released on Oct. 5. He is in his 11th NFL
season and has played in 42 games with six starts with Minnesota and New Orleans.
Bouman spent four weeks on the Jaguars' roster in 2007 after an injury to David Garrard
and also spent time in the club's 2008 and 2009 training camps. He was signed by
Baltimore prior to the 2008 season-opener and spent the entire season with the Ravens,
where he dressed but did not play as the third quarterback for the final 10 weeks includ-
ing the postseason.
Bouman's career totals include 129 of 230 passing for 1,683 yards with 11 touch-
downs and 11 interceptions. He started three games in 2001 for Minnesota and three
games in 2005 with New Orleans.
Ramsey, a former first-round draft pick of the Washington Redskins in 2002, has
spent time with the Redskins (2002-05), the New York Jets (2006), Denver Broncos (2007-
08), Tennessee Titans (2009), Detroit Lions (2009) and New Orleans Saints (2010). He
spent the 2010 preseason with the Saints before he was waived in final cuts. Ramsey, 6-2,
225, has played in 37 games over eight seasons and completed 511 of 913 passes
for 5,930 yards with 35 touchdowns and 30 interceptions for a 74.9 passer rating. He has
posted a 10-14 record in his 24 career starts.
In 2009 Ramsey had stints with the Titans and Lions but did not play in a regular
season game. He was inactive as the third quarterback for one game with the Titans and
was active but did not play in another game before he was released. He signed with the
Lions on Dec. 26 and was inactive as the third quarterback for the final two regular sea-
son games. His last action in a regular season game came Oct. 20, 2008 as a member of
the Broncos when he completed two of three passes for 19 yards before suffering a sea-
son-ending elbow injury. He opened the season as the starter for the Redskins in 2005 on
Sept. 11 against Chicago but was forced to leave the game with an injury in his last start.
Grambling State's Frank Warren
A Stitch in Time
Grambling, LA---A Stitch in time is a sewing phrase
used in needle work, embroidery, weaving. It's also
attributed to a popular 90's TV show The Outer Limits.
And now to Grambling State's senior running back
Frank Warren who has reached beyond the limits of his
wildest dreams and stands on the threshold of weaving
himself into a special place in Grambling football histo-
After a 202 yard performance against the Alcorn
State Braves Warren's rushing total to date stands at 933
and he a mere 67 yards from being the first thousand
yards rusher at GSU since Brad Hill went for 1, 032 in
But that's just the beginning...
They say records are made to be broken and now
Warren, a potential Walter Payton Award candidate,
finds himself in a position that he never imagined:
Within striking distance of the Grambling State individ-
ual rushing records for most yards by a senior (1,401
Walter Dean, 1990), most yards in a season (1,417 Eric
Gant, 1992) and Eric Gant's all-time career rushing
record of 3,795 yards. Warren is also only 258 yards
away from passing Walter Payton for fifth on the
Southwestern Athletic Conference career rushing leaders
"When I first got here (Grambling) people would
tell me about the great Grambling running backs like
Walter Dean and Eric Gant. It's really a great accom-
plishment just to be mentioned in the same sentence as
those guys," said Warren.
Having already in his career been named SWAC
Freshman of the Year (2007) and second team All-
SWAC (2009) Warren, the
consummate team player, is
quick to throw the spotlight
off himself. Facing records
that have stood since he was
one year old Warren credits
his offensive line, running
backs coach Shawn Gibbs
and a new system for his suc-
was not one of my goals, as a
freshman I was just worried
about seeing the field. When
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Titans quarter back Vince Young
Injured after being tackled
The Florida & Georgia Star
Correspondent: Scott Jurrens
Photographer: Joseph Lorentzson
MSU Bulldogs Nip
Florida Gators 10-7
Omarius Hines (82)runs for only
Gator touch down vs MSU
The undefeated Mississippi State
University (MSU) Bulldogs outlasted the
22nd ranked University of Florida Gators
at Florida Field in the Swamp on October
16, 2010 at 7:00 PM with the game final
score of Bulldogs 10, Gators 7.
The Bulldogs won the opening
coin toss and elected to receive the ball
first in the second half. After the Gator
offense stalled on 3 plays and out, the
Bulldogs received the punt and promptly
moved the ball down to the Gator 14-yd
line. Bulldog kicker, Sean Braucle, boot-
ed a 31-yard field goal to put the Bulldogs
in the lead with 8:03 on the 1st quarter
After the kick off to the Gators,
the Gator offense mounts a bit of a drive
then turns the ball over on an interception
of a Brantley pass. The Bulldogs score a
touchdown and extra point on this Gator
turnover with 45 seconds left in the 1st
Coach Broadway came in he changed the style we play
and it really helped me out," Warren continued. I would
love to break a thousand yards and now its close that
would be a great accomplishment. Coach Gibbs helps
keep me focused; he reminds that getting close to a thou-
sand yards not to start doing things different. Every
game my line is telling me we're going to get you that
record. They're playing great. They're opening a lot of
holes and playing very aggressive they really want to get
me those yards, they know if I get those types of yards
we have a good chance at winning.
When asked about Warren GSU Head Football
Coach Rod Broadway replied, "Frank is a special kid
and I'm so happy that we have him. To see him grow as
a person and as a football player from his freshman year
to where he is now has been a real joy...now people are
beginning to see what we have seen for a long time. I
hope he can finish up strong and make some All-
American teams. I think he's one of the best players in
Black College Football."
Despite all of the hype surrounding Warren's
success this season, his grid iron objectives remain the
same since day one, "Before I leave I would love to be a
two-time Black College National Champion. I would
love to be mentioned as one of Grambling's great run-
ning backs, but to be a two-time champion would be
Regardless of the numbers on the stat pages after
the final whistle has blown this season, Frank Warren
will always own a piece of GSU football history as the
Business Management major eagerly anticipates gradua-
tion in the Spring of 2011.
"We all struggle to define ourselves; to live our
lives with some sense of balance, with one foot in the
past, and the other reaching... for an uncertain future."--
-The Outer Limits
quarter. At the end of the quarter, the
score is Bulldogs 10, Gators 0.
In the 2nd quarter, both teams
exercised their punters with neither team
getting close to the other teams red zone
to attempt a field goal or touchdown.
In the 3rd quarter, the Bulldogs
receive the kickoff and more punts ensure.
The 90,517 fans finally see a Gator score
with 4:15 on the game clock on a 5-yard
touchdown run by Omarius Hines.
In the 4th quarter, it all came
down to the final seconds of the game as
Gator replacement field goal kicker, Chas
Henry, attempted a 42-yard field goal to
tie the game and missed. The Bulldogs
took over and with a knee, ended the
game with a win and the Gators first back-
to-back consecutive game losses since
The Gators looked missing in
action on defense and offense in this
game. MSU ran the ball 24 times in a row
at one point in the game and the Gator
defense just couldn't stop the Bulldogs
from gaining first downs.
With at times, five Gator offen-
sive staff signaling plays into the Gator
offense (some are decoys of course to
throw off the opponent), the offense strug-
gled to get plays started without delay of
game penalties, get wide and slot
receivers in position and generally look
The Gators (4-3, 2-3 SEC) have
the weekend off and face the Georgia
Bulldogs (3-4, 2-3 SEC) next in
Jacksonville, FL at the annual
Florida/Georgia game at Everbank Field
at 3:30 PM EST, televised on CBS.
Both the Gators and Bulldogs
share a loss this season to the MSU
Bulldogs; however the Georgia Bulldogs
are coming of two home wins over
Tennessee and Vanderbilt and will travel
this weekend to face the Kentucky
WEBBER RUNS PAST EDWARD WATERS
TO SPOIL TIGERS'
By MIKE BONTS
Webber International put a damper on Edward Waters
College's homecoming Saturday with a 46-6 victory over the
The Tigers opened the scoring on an 80-yard run by
RocKarius King. EWC rushed for 168 yards, but could only
manage six yards in the air. QB Brandon Turman was one of
seven with one interception.
King finished with 115 yards on 16 carries. Chris
Maxwell ran five times for 48 yards.
Denton Thompson's seven tackles led the Tigers
defense. Ashlon Smith had six; Matt Bates and Richard
Copeland recorded five each.
The Warriors jumped out to a 31-6 halftime lead that
was never threatened in the second half. Andre Edwards
caught a pair of touchdown passes from QB Torrance Moise
of two and 18 yards.
Moise also threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Jamal
Rodman and Deonte Fielder closed out the scoring in the
final quarter with a 22-yard touchdown run.
Atwood finished the game with 103 yards on 17 car-
ries, and Fielder added 88 yards on 12 carries. Moise com-
pleted 10-of-19 passes for 136 yards.
Webber won its first game on the road and spoiled
the homecoming at
Raines High School. The Warriors improved their record to
5-2 on the season as the Tigers fell to 0-5.
EWC now travels to North Greenville University in
Tigerville, S.C. for a.2 p.m. kickoff on Saturday.
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1* LOCAL wGEORGIA
16th Annual Cultural Day Celebration
The Gullah/Geechee Culture is Celebrated On Sapelo Island
Story and photos by Angela Favors-Morrell
The Hogg Hummock Community Gullah Festival f...
takes place each year on Sapelo Island just off the
coast of Georgia. Cultural Day Festival offers a fun
and festive atmosphere for all to learn about and expe-
rience the best of Sapelo Island's Gullah-Geechee cul-
ture featuring entertainment, crafts and Geechee cui-
sine. Visitors from across Georgia, other states and The Ferry Dock in Meridian
countries enjoy traditional Gullah cooking, crafts, his-_6 ,
torical tours, storytelling and musical performances. "
There was something for everyone this past weekend. I- -
Sapelo Island, Georgia's fourth-largest barrier James Favors, Rev. B. T Smith, Pastor of FirstAfrican ,
Baptist Church, Sapelo Island and Tony Morrell.
island. There lives a community of about 100 African- Baptist hurch, Sapelo Island and Tony Morrell
American residents who are mainly descendants of
freed slaves from Spalding's and other local planta-
tions, with a culture unique to the Low Country. As
Sapelo native Cornelia Walker Bailey writes in her
essay I Am Sapelo, "We are one, bound by the spirit of
an island and Bulallah the slave. Bound by high tide, -
fields, gossips, smoke mullet and our faith."
SICARS resident Charles Hall and Vice President along with
There are no big hotels, simply small cottages and .AdellHargrove.
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Information on lodging, transportation and all Sapelo
Island activities can be found at the Visitor Center,
located by the ferry dock in Meridian.
The Florida and Georgia Star News Paper look for-
ward to working with SICARS to highlight one of the
most significant cultural assets in the U.S. and to
expand and build upon the continued success of the .
SICARS Cultural Day Festival.
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at next year's event.
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Mr. Sylvester Black and Public Defender Matt Shirk
WE PRAYED WE MARCHED WE DIED
TO PROTECT YOUR VOTE
DR. BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS, JR, FORMER NATIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CEO OF THE NAACP
AND A 50 YEAR VETERAN OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY
EMPHASIZED, "I AM CATEGORICALLY OPPOSED TO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS 5 AND
6 ON THE BALLOT IN THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA BECAUSE THESE
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS FUNDAMENTALLY VIOLATE THE VOTING RIGHTS OF ALL
FLORIDIANS, ESPECIALLY MINORITY VOTERS." "THE SO-CALLED FAIR DISTRICTS
AMENDMENTS ARE UNFAIR TO FLORIDA'S MINORITY VOTERS. WE MARCHED, BLED, AND
WENT TO JAIL TO GET THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT. WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD IN FLORIDA
AND NOT BACKWARD TO DISMANTLE THE PROGRESS THAT WE HAVE MADE TO ENSURE THE
EQUAL VOTING RIGHTS FOR ALL"
Jacksonville, FL: Sylvester Black serves part-time in the Law Offices
of Public Defender Matt Shirk where he works with select juvenile clients
who are in need of a caring, supportive adult to spend time with them in
court proceedings and attorney meetings, but also outside of those con-
fines. Mr. Black visits the young people in their homes, throws the foot-
ball with them in the park, treats them to a soda at the corner store and goes
to their school when asked. His dedication comes from a sincere desire to
dissuade the young men who have already entered the criminal justice sys-
tem from making poor choices that will keep them returning to that system
as had happened to him. Mr. Black, now 51 years old, spent 27 years of his
life behind bars on various convictions. Public Defender Matt Shirk knows
that Mr. Black is committed to helping implement cost-effective preven-
tion and intervention techniques which ideally saves taxpayer dollars and
most importantly saves young lives.
On Friday (9/24), Mr. Black participated in a graduation ceremony at
Jacksonville's City Rescue Mission marking his completion of the year-
long LifeBuilders Recovery Program. Along with 25 classmates, the grad-
uates' accomplishments were celebrated with various speeches, musical
selections and sermons. The inspirational ceremony attracted hundreds of
attendees and defined City Rescue Mission's ongoing commitment to serv-
ing area homeless people.
"Sylvester Black fills a very necessary void in lives of our young
clients," said Shirk. "He provides them a level of compassion and under-
standing that they likely have never had. The life experience he's had and
his determination to veer young people away such a path is commendable.
We are extremely proud of him for his work and on his recent graduation."
Among the graduation speakers was Fourth Judicial Circuit Assistant
Public Defender Rob Mason (pictured, right) who is the Director of the
Juvenile Unit; Mr. Mason assists Mr. Black in determining which young
clients are going to receive mentoring. The unique role Sylvester plays in
the Public Defender Office and the local juvenile justice system was fea-
tured earlier this year in a Florida Times-Union cover story entitled 'In
them, mentor sees himself.. .but he's desperate not to' (March 1, 2010).
PDO Juvenile Mentor Graduates from
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OCTOBER 23, 2010 THE STAR PAGE B-7
EDUCATION SECRETARY ARNE DUNCAN
ANNOUNCES TWELVE GRANTS FOR $50
MILLION TO CHARTER SCHOOL
KIPP School students, Arne Duncan Secretary, U. S. Department of Education,
and Congresswoman Corrine Brown
Photo by: FM POWELL III
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne
Duncan today announced 12 charter
school grants totaling $50 million for
charter management organizations to
replicate and expand high-quality char-
ter schools that have demonstrated suc-
cess. The Charter School Grant
Program competition represents the first
time the Department has specifically
sought out to replicate and expand the
nation's highest-performing charter
management organizations. Today's
grants will serve 76,000 students in 127
new and 31 expanded charter schools
over the next five years.
"Several high-quality charter
schools across the country are making
an amazing difference in our children'
lives, especially when charters in inner-
city communities are performing as
well, if not better, than their counter-
parts in much wealthier suburbs,"
Duncan said. "Every one of our grantees
serves a student population that is at
least 70% low-income and virtually all
exceed the average academic perform-
ance for all students in their state."
The Administration will invest
more than $256 million this year to
assist in the planning and implementa-
tion of public charter schools and dis-
semination of their successful practices
through the Charter School Grants
Program. In addition, the President's fis-
cal year 2011 budget requests a $54 mil-
lion increase in the Charter School
Grants Program, seeking $310 million
and representing another step toward
meeting the Administration's commit-
ment to double financial support for the
The purpose of the Charter
School Grants Program, managed by
the Department's Office of Innovation
and Improvement, is to increase finan-
cial support for these public schools,
build a better national understanding of
the public charter school model and
increase the number of high-quality
public charter schools across the nation.
More information about the
Charter Schools Program is available
from the Education Department's Office
of Innovation and Improvement at:
Following is a list of grantees by
state. The list includes the first-year
grant award amount for each grantee.
Florida Prepaid College
Plans Annual Open
Enrollment Begins Oct. 18
Families Have More Savings
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. October 18,
2010 The Florida Prepaid College
Board begins its 2010-2011 annual
enrollment period on Monday, October
18, which means parents can purchase a
Prepaid College Plan to prepay higher
education costs at this year's plan prices
until the January 31, 2011 deadline.
This open enrollment season, plans will
include tuition and most mandatory
fees, and Florida Prepaid is introducing
a 4-Year Florida College Plan in
response to the evolving Florida
College landscape. The Florida Prepaid
College Plans continue to help families
save smartly for future college expens-
"This year, we are expanding
our consumer-friendly savings choices
with the introduction of a new plan
option the 4-Year Florida College Plan
- to allow a student to obtain a bache-
lor's degree in many workforce related
areas such as teaching, nursing and
business management at one of
Florida's 28 Colleges," said Chairman
Duane Ottenstroer of the Florida
Prepaid College Board. "Our goal is to
make the plans more comprehensive
and to keep the plans relevant for col-
lege savings today, as well as less con-
fusing for Florida families."
The Florida Prepaid College
Board's plan options include:
4-Year Florida University Plan: pre-
pays tuition, registration fees, the
tuition differential fee and local fees for
120 semester hours at any of the 11 state
universities in Florida.
2 + 2 Florida Plan: prepays 60 lower
division semester hours of tuition, regis-
tration fees and local fees at a Florida
College (formerly known as a commu-
nity college) and 60 undergraduate
semester hours of tuition, registration
fees, tuition differential fee and local
fees at a Florida state university.
4-Year Florida College Plan: pre-
pays the tuition, registration fees and
local fees for 60 lower division as well
as 60 upper division semester hours at a
Florida College (formerly known as a
2-Year Florida College Plan (for-
merly Community College Plan): pre-
pays 60 lower division semester hours
of tuition, registration fees and local
fees at a Florida College (formerly
known as a community college).
Since 1988, families have pur-
chased more than 1.4 million Florida
Prepaid College Plans, making it the
largest and most successful prepaid plan
in the nation. One in 10 Florida children
has a prepaid college plan.
When a child is ready for col-
lege, this year's Florida Prepaid College
Plan will cover the cost of tuition and
most required fees at Florida's 11 state
universities and 28 Florida Colleges
(formerly known as community col-
leges) and can also include dormitory
housing. If the student decides to attend
a private college in Florida, out-of-state
college or technical school, the value of
the plan may be transferred to any eligi-
ble educational institution. To qualify
for a plan, the child or child's par-
ent/guardian must be a Florida resident.
Parents, grandparents, friends and even
businesses can purchase a plan.
FAMU Lyceum Artists Black Violin
Redefines Music World One String at
SEE, Fla. -
proud to pres-
ent the music
Violin, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall
Black Violin, consisting of Wil B.
and Key Marcus, and their DJ, is redefin-
ing the music world one string at a
time, combining a daunting array of
musical styles and influences to produce
a signature sound. The two classically
trained violinists have been influenced by
Dmitri Shostakovich and Johann
Sebastian Bach to rappers Nas and Jay-Z.
Black Violin breaks all the rules, blend-
ing the classical with the modem to cre-
ate something rare, a sound that nobody
has ever heard, but that everybody wants
When the members of Black
Violin first learned to play their signature
instruments Wil B., the viola 14 years
old and Kev Marcus, the violin at 9 years
old, neither could have foreseen that it
would become their livelihood, though it
was already becoming their passion. The
two Florida natives first met while
attending the Dillard High School of
Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
After graduating from high
school, both Wil and Kev were granted
full music scholarships to college,
Florida State University and Florida
International University, respectively. In
2004, the group joined superstar Alicia
Keys on stage at the Billboard Music
Awards. In 2005, the group was awarded
the coveted title of Apollo Legend by the
esteemed Apollo Theatre in Harlem.
Mike Shinoda, lead singer of rock
act Linkin Park, was impressed by Black
Violin's imaginative composition and
finely tuned musicianship, and invited
them along on a world tour with his
hip-hop side project, Fort Minor. In
addition to Shinoda, Black Violin has
worked with musicians as diverse as
P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent,
Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin
and the Eagles.
The group recently released
its eponymous debut album,
"Unleased." The group continues to
tour, opening for hip-hop mainstays
like Fat Joe, Akon, and the Wu-Tang
Clan in Prague, Dubai and South
Africa. The group's rising fame has
also made it a highly desired act for
celebrity events. Black Violin provid-
ed the music at Minister Louis
Farrakhan's 75th birthday and at NFL
star Santana Moss' wedding.
The auditorium is divided into
three sections: Orchestra A,
Orchestra B and Balcony C.
The sections are divided into three
areas: House Left, House Center and
House Right. Seat selections are
filled on a first-come first-served
basis. Ticket prices are as follows:
Section A tickets are $35; Section B
are $25; and Section C are $15.
Black Violin's performance is
sure to provide a rich, cultural experi-
ence for all ages.
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until 4:00 pm November 12, 2010 at Cocoa City
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