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


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

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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June 27th was National HIV Testing LeBron James Moving to Florida,

Day, Jax Man Reveals His 11 Years Man Says He is His Father, Sues

The female victim met Ricks at a Jacksonville night,
club and the couple had a sexual relationship for two
years. Ricks never revealed to her that he has been
HIV positive for eleven years until she advised him that
her yearly physical showed her to be HIV positive.
This is not unusual.
June 27th was National HIV Testing Day and Fly Jock
Tom Joyner encouraged his listeners to take a family
member to the doctor.
Ernest Ricks In America, Black women hold the record of being
the largest percentage of the population that is HIV
positive. With the shortage of black men available for relationships and the econo-
my, it is urgent that we have 'strict' relationships.
Studies show that a number of married women have been affected by their husbands
who have had outside relationships.
The White House will unveil its National HIV/AIDS strategy on Tuesday, July13,
and discuss its goals and details. The comprehensive plan is focused on: 1) reducing
the number of people who become infected with HIV, 2) JUNE- See A-7

Three Burglary Suspects Arrested
Brunswick completed
several Inlrrl, investi-
gating home burglaries
and arrested three sus-
pects for burglarizing
Shoes on Royal Drive,
Buford Road,
"i Buckswamp Road, Old
William Gilkey, 21 Roderick D. Javon Newton, 21
Thomas, 21. Jessup Road, and
Magnolia Avenue.
Roderick had outstanding warrants for criminal damage to property, battery and cru-
elty to children, and now additional charges, including receiving stolen property. He
tried to run but was stopped by a Taser. Gilkey and Newton were arrested on simi-
lar burglaries and theft. Police recovered much of the stolen property, which includ-
ed weapons, jewelry and electronics.

Brown Cried Real Tears at BET Awards

Chris Brown, as he performed at BET Awards

New African American

His performance was outstanding as
he danced and sang as a tribute to
Michael Jackson. In fact, the entire
audience was in awe as he danced
steps just as Michael while his voice
never missed a note UNTIL, the tears
started running down his face. With
that, Chris Brown said with his crying
voice, "I am sorry. I will never let you
down again."
This time, there was no one who did
not believe he was not sincere.
Chris Brown has suffered a lot since
his incident and was recently hindered
from entering England for a scheduled
tour because of his former felony of
Many are now saying, give him
another chance.
Soap Opera Debuts

"The Proud and the
Privileged" is a new African
American Soap that is taking
the Internet by storm. A week
after posting six three to four-
minute webisodes on the Web,
the host site,
www.storiesourway.tv. report-
ed receiving over 12,000 hits.
You can view all six
webisodes at the above web-
site. The creator, Lisa Caillouet, said, "Our characters represent African Americans
from all walks of life; they're rich, not-so-rich, smart and funny. They are all of the
things that makes you proud to be'Black. Creating a Black soap opera has long been
a dream of Lisa.

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.free agent in NBA's history would decide where he
1 would play next season, another man was filing a law
suit for $4 million, claiming he is the father of the 25-
James made it known Thursday night that he would
Sbe joining two other stars from his free-agent class,
1i 0 l i Dwyane Wade, 28 and Chris Bosh, 26 to form what is
Sa considered the most powerful threesome in the NBA,
LeBron James dressed as a preparing to take on another Florida team, the
Miami Heat Player Orlando Magic as well as the Boston Celtics.
James leaving Cleveland is devastating to the
Cavaliers but the move that Leicester Bryce Stovall, 55, LeBron- See A-7

Is He Really 70? Thunder Bolt of the
South, passes

Eddie Nelson, Twice in Ripley's Believe it or
Not. Photo by flopover, The Florida and Georgia Star

Want to know how to live long, still look
young and feel good? See the story on
Eddie Nelson on Page B-l.

Dr. Juanita Bynum

Dr. Juanita Bynum
is celebrating the
release of her new
CD, "Soul Cry (Oh,
Oh, Oh). The
acclaimed lecturer
and recording artist
is the founder of
Juanita Bynum
Ministries in
Norcross, Georgia.
She is a New York Times bestselling
author of her books, "The Threshing
Floor" and "My Spiritual Inheritance,
Matters of the Heart," which is reported
to have sold over 600,000 copies.

Miss Your Parent Conference
and You May go to Jail
In an effort to stop the violence and edu-
cational failure, efforts have begun in
different parts of the country to fine or
jail parents if they fail after a certain
number of tries, to attend a parent con-
ference. The feeling is that a lot of peo-
ple pay taxes to have our children learn
and stay our trouble. Parents must there-
fore take some responsibility.
Texas had recommended a $500 fine if
a parent fail to attend a conference.
Detroit, known for school problems, has
a committee that is now recommending
a jail sentence if a parent fails to attend
a conference regarding their children.


Ponder, Jr,
passed on
Brother Walter Ponder, Jr.
June 30.
Brother Ponder was a long-time resi-
dent of Jacksonville, and a well-known
gospel singer. He was also the execu-
tive producer of "The Walter Ponder
The 1963 graduate of Fort Valley State
received many awards throughout
Georgia and Florida.
His home going celebration will be
held at 11 am Saturday, July 10 at Mt.
Ararat Baptist, 2503 Myrtle Avenue.

CME's First Female Bishop

Bishop Teresa Snorton
In the thirty-six quadrennial session
and thirty-seventh General Conference
of the Christian Methodist Episcopal
(C.M.E.) Church, held in Mobile,
from June 26 through July 4, 2010,
five new bishops were elected. The
Rev. Teresa Snorton was elected the
first female bishop of the denomina-
tion. The theme of the General
Conference was, "An Essential
Church": Poised for 21st Century
Bishop Snorton is the Executive
Director of the National Association
for Clinical Pastoral Education and
former Executive Director of the
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Who Fights for Our Constitutional Rights?
In honor of our past July 4th 2010 Celebration, Northeast Florida Chapter ofACLU
By: William Jackson, M.Edu
It is about skin color, age, gender, race, cultural heritage, economic circumstance, social poverty and political status. It is
about social status, sexual orientation, educational attainment or lack of educational access, our good health or disabilities.
It is about our rights granted by the Constitution of the United States of America we all are granted. When rights are denied
the ACLU can be contacted to see where those rights may have been overlooked, abused or denied. The American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU) despite erroneous perceptions is a guardian and voice of our nation's liberty. It's presence can be
seen and felt in our courts, legislatures and communities as individual rights and
liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantees everyone. Rights denied, historically the ACLU is
there to guard them for ALL of us. The rights include, but are not limited to:Our First Amendment rights freedom of speech,
association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. Our right to equal protection under the law pro-
tection against unlawful discrimination. Our right to due process fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of lib-
erty or property is at stake. Our right to privacy freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into personal and private
affairs. Those denied rights are often minorities or special segments of our population who don't have the strength in num-
bers to protect those rights. Those that need these rights protected are usually individuals that have historically been denied
rights such as people of color (not just Blacks); women, children, those of cultural differences, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals
and transgender
people, disabled veterans and those with disabilities. These are not unique individuals, but our children, brothers, sisters,
cousins, parents and in some cases grandparents. The realization for the protection of our rights is not understood until they
are violated. Viewing history at the denial of rights in other countries those who fled tyranny have tragic stories. These
accounts should hearten us to be thankful for the Constitutional Rights we have at times taken for granted. Roger Baldwin,
Crystal Eastman, Albert DeSilver and others formed the ACLU in 1920 recognizing the rights for all and to guard them.
These rights were established from the Founding Fathers of this great nation. There are those who try to deny rights from
members of our society. The efforts can be seen when issues are addressed such as racism, sexism, homophobia, religious
intolerance, and censorship. Rights were denied to millions in the historical travesty of World War I and II when Germany
and their allies and Japan sought world domination.
Many who survived the holocausts of these wars and their families reside in this country. These families have earned citi-
zenship and understand the imperative nature to the power of liberty and justice. Even the current global conflicts of today,
those of other countries are granted opportunities to start new lives here, pilgrims to a new
world that embraces them, but in some cases deny rights granted by the Constitution. In form or fashion all cultures of this
country have gained from the existence of the ACLU.
Attending an ACLU meeting I was enlighten that there is a misconception of the focus of this organization. Looking across
this meeting room I see men and women who value our rights as free citizens. This is not a misconception, but a reality, they
value our rights to the point of putting their lives at risk for those whose faces they
do not see, but whose voices cry out from acts of discrimination, denial of religious freedom, violence against sexual orien-
tation or threats of violence because of differences.
Those in attendance are on equal ideological footing and their passions to keep what others have died to establish as the
guiding principles of this county. There is "In God We Trust" on our currency, other religious statements in and on our fed-
eral buildings, schools, and courtrooms, but make no doubt that this country is not based on religious values. This country
is based on values and principles from a consensus and procedural efforts from an electoral process and a living Constitution.
Dynamic and culturally diverse organization ACLU embraces ideologies from diverse backgrounds and respects each of the
attending member's unique abilities, cultures, professions and experiences. They are a representation of their cultural her-
The focus is of the Constitutional Rights of the United States and its citizens. The Constitutional rights that Blacks, Whites,
Hispanics and other cultures have and still are seeking equality for. There should not be a misperception about our freedoms.
Our rights provide the opportunity for honest and open dialogue. Encourage the equal participation and opportunities for all
citizens in our country. The ACLU is more than judicial procedures and lawsuits to the upholding of our Constitution. To
continue to be a free country the ACLU fights for everyone's civil liberties. The general pub-
lic may not agree with the issues being presented by various groups, but the public must
understand that all persons are entitled to their constitutional rights as free speech, the sepa-
ration of church and state and other issues that allow us to practice religious freedoms in a free
society. The Constitution is what binds us as a country and solidifies our nation. Separating
us from other countries that do not embrace the freedoms that we have, but a guiding light to
those cultures that are transcending beyond past traditional mental, spiritual and psychologi-
cal enslavements that have been practiced for hundreds or thousands of years.
Membership is a cultural representation of the diversity that is evident throughout our coun-
try. There are other organizations that address the "rights" of citizens, but these are groups
with varying scopes, values and visions. The NAACP, SCLU, Urban League, Rainbow
Coalition, HRC and other groups only helps to emphasis that efforts are still needed to battle
racism, denial of religious freedoms, denial of basic human rights and privileges. Growing
diverse cultural society and budding population there is a continued need for the ACLU
because of its specific focus on constitutional rights, civil liberties and rights as stated in the
Bill of Rights for all U.S citizens. The ACLU a non-profit and non-partisan organization and
has more than 500,000 members in our nation. No governmental funding is received so the
pressures and hullabaloo of governmental influences that are enforced or embedded in other
groups even religious entities does not under lay in the ACLU.
Society is changing demographically and socially with the increase of foreigners obtaining
U.S. citizenship. These new members of our society have earned the rights to be here so must
be provided equal treatment under our Constitution. One of the stipulations to be a citizen is
to learn the Constitution and the ability to intelligently understand those rights. The pushing
forward of our Gay, Lesbian and Transgender citizens who have been denied equal rights. The
A s restoration of rights for those who were incarcerated, issues with enforcement of ICE and the
issue of racial profiling are current focuses. Incarcerated members of society have earned their
freedoms from time served, but have to fight to have their Constitutional rights such as vot-
e ing to be restored. The ACLU is to support rights of citizens, not to judge the choices in
lifestyle decisions or judge past mistakes or choices. One of the aspects of a successful and
modern 21st century organization is to change and adapt to variation in citizens needs and the
organizational structure of its group. Young people are encouraged to participate so they can
understand their roles in society as they grow in maturity and encourage out of the box or cre-
ative thinking.
To be an effective agent of change there needs to be the access to tools that support change.
The ACLU provides resources that carry young people to the next step of
being agents of positive and effective change for a better society. Young adults should under-
stand that the work in our society can only be accomplished through education and empow-
erment. How can a society that embraces a living constitution not embrace an organization
that looks beyond a person's outward appearance, an organization that will continue to help
those whose constitutional rights have been denied or violated? An organization that still
stands by its principals, morals and values established years before. When rights are denied,
violence, insurrection, war and terrorism are not options. Looking at other countries and the
results of lawlessness, chaos and destruction of lives. Our constitution guides our country and
protects our civil liberties like no other nation.

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Faith In Our Community

Schedule ofEvents and Services

TARSHA L. CAMPBELL released her third book, 5
Qualities of A woman of Destiny. Her book offers an in
depth look at how Christians can move towards their
true purpose while embracing the call of God in their
PHILIP R. COUSIN AME will host a Health Fair
Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 9 am to 1 pm. The church
is located at 2625 Orange Picker Road. For more infor-
mation call (904) 262-3083
CHRIST will celebrate their 25th church anniversary
nightly at 7 pm July 13 and 15. The church is located at
2297 Edison Avenue.
PHYLLIS HOLMES will have a book signing event
Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Borders. Holmes will be
signing copies of her Christian devotional book called
Be Lifted Up: A Daily Devotional. The Borders
Bookstore is located at 8801 Southside Blvd.
SAVERITE will be hosting a Free Cholesterol and
Diabetes Screenings from 12:00 pm 5:00 pm July 27
at SaveRite Pharmacy, 1012 Edgewood Avenue,
Jacksonville, FL., For more information call
Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-Appointments)
WHOLE FOODS MARKET will have Community
Night called the Flagler Hospital Meet up. Flagler
Hospital is now offering a free weight loss support
group. Meetings feature tips on healthy cooking, exer-
cise, and other issues facing those who struggle with
their weight. For more information please contact Joe
Mark at Joe.Mark@flaglerhospital.org. No Registration
INGSTON COLLEGE announce the 2nd Annual
Black College Football commemorative Classic and
Collaborative initiative Addressing the Black/Minority
Male Crisis in America. The football classic will take
place November 6, 2010. The Black and Minority
Males conference will be November 4 and 5. For more
information email atysonjett@bandcassociates.
will host its Annual Band Camp and Parade. The band
camp is Saturday, July 10 through Saturday, July 17.
The final performance will be Saturday July 17 at 10
am. For more information call (850) 599-3024
11:00 am 4:00 pm July 14 at SaveRite Pharmacy, 201
W. 48th Street, Jacksonville, FL., For more information
call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301
Baptist Medical Center Downtown announces the
addition of Barbara G. Jaffe, director for Smith Barney
in Jacksonville, to its Board of Directors. Ms. Jaffe was
a member of the Baptist Health Foundation Board from
2001 to March 2010, and served as treasurer from 2008-
2010. She serves on various other boards throughout the
area, and is chairman of the Jewish Community
Foundation Investment Committee. She has served as a
trustee of the City of Jacksonville Police and Fire
Pension since 1990.
THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART invites the public to
preview Dali, The Late Work exhibit, Tuesday, August
3, 2010. Coffee/tea and light breakfast will be served.
For more information call (404) 733-4585.
SENIOR HEALTH REFORM will be held Monday,
July 12, 2010 from 10:30 to 11:30 am. The event will
be at Beardall Senior Center in Orlando Florida. For
more information call (407) 841-1757
COFFEE CONCERT is a chance for business women

A 529 S. McDuffAve. Jacksonville, FL 32254
(904) 294-0011 or 374-9736

Tuesday-Bible Study .............7:30 p.m.
Friday-Prophecy and Deliverance
Services ..........7:30 p.m.

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

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BROWN, Gladys died
June 29, 2010.
DINISH, Monroe Tyrone
EPPS, Florence
Donaldson, died July 3,
FIGGE, Richard David,
died July 6, 2010.
KING, William Warren
died July 6, 2010.
LESTER, Frank, died
July 6, 2010.
died July 5, 2010.
PONDER, Jr., Walter,
died June 30, 2010
Thomas, died July 7,
Joyce, died July 3, 2010.
Lacey Walter, died July 4,
Watson, died July 5,

WALLS, Pamela A.,
Alphonso West Mortuary
WHITE, Rosa L.


Elaine Highes, died July
3, 2010.
DANIELS, Lizzie L.,
died July 3, 2010.
DUNHAM, Marty, died
June 29, 2010.
JOHNSON, Regina, died
July 7, 2010.
YOUNG, Pauline Downs
died June 26, 2010.

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to expand professionally and personally through net-
working. To learn more about the event contact
Affirmation and Consecration Service of Apostle Dr.
Mary A. Domes, July 10, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
3060 Lenox Avenue, Jacksonville. Bishop Roundtree:
(904) 485-6500 or Sr. Pastor Elect Brown: (904) 850-
FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS will be offered from
11:00 am 4:00 pm July 13 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy,
1209 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Beach, FL., For more
information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301.
HAVEN HOSPICE will host a weekly support group
for adults grieving the loss of a loved one. The first ses-
sion will start July 20, 2010 from 6 to 7 pm. For more
information call (904) 733-9818
THE LAST BAND STANDING will have you listen-
ing to Florida's best bands! Help decide who will be the
crowned the best and last band standing. The event will
take place July 10 and 16 at the Jacksonville Landing.
The concert and competition begins at 6 pm.
THE LEGENDARY S.O.S. BAND will be performing
their timeless hits in an intimate setting. The concert is
July 17 and will be held at the Times Union Center for
the Performing Arts. The concert will begin at 8 pm.
YAPPY HOUR or B.Y.O. D (bring your own dog) will
have dog loves enjoying time with their furry friend.
Come and enjoy live music by the George Aspinall
Band, prizes, a pet expo, contest and more. The event
will take place July 24,2010 at 4 pm at the Jacksonville
Landing .
GO PRO TENNIS presents Jacksonville Golf and
Country Club Tournament. The tournament begins July
29 and ends August 1. For more information call (904)
will be hosting an exhibit of David Engdahl, David
Ponsler and Enzo Torcoletti Sculptures from July 10 to
September 30. For more information contact ccor-

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 1a,-
Intercessory Prayer ..................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service .................................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School .................................... 8:30 p.m .
"Glory Hour" Bible Study .......................... 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" Bible Study .......................... 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... .10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion Ministry .............................. 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

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

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

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

Paynes ChapelA.M.E. Church
2200 Albany Street, P.O. Box 759, Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 261-9555
Rev. Richard Hutcherson, Pastor
Worship Opportunities:
Sunday Church School
"A Life Changing Experience" ..... 9:15 10:55 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ............. .11:00 a.m.
Church at Study (Weekly Bible Study)
Monday Nights .................. 7:00 8:30 p.m.
Join Us as We Study the Word of God and Enrich Our Souls!


JULY 10 2010


Socially Speaking
By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. (Unless otherwisespecified)

"There's Always Something Happening On The First Coast"

Douglas Anderson Alumni
Association Awards Scholarships
The Douglas Anderson Alumni Association,
Incorporated awarded two $1,000 scholarships to stu-
dents graduating from Douglas School of the Arts.
The students receiving the scholarships were: Ms.
Jenea Robinson and Bryan Wilson.
Ms. Jenea Robinson, who will be attending the
University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando was
awarded the Sadie F. Jeffers Memorial Scholarship for
the Arts. The scholarship honors the late Mrs. Sadie
Jeffers who was the Music and Choral Director at
Douglas Anderson Junior-Senior High School and also
the author of the school's Alma Mater. The Alma
Mater sung to the tune Long and Winding Trail recog-
nized the twenty-three (23) communities of the
Student Body. The Class of 1960's 50th Class Reunion
Memory Book was dedicated to Mrs. Jeffers.
Bryan Wilson who will attend Florida Agricultural
and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee
received the Nathaniel S. Washington Scholarship.
This scholarship honors Coach Nathaniel Washington
who was Athletic Director and Coach at Douglas
Anderson. Since Coach Washington's tenure at
Douglas Anderson he has continued his commitment
to the Southside Community creating a bond with the
parents and students. Coach Washington initiated the
Douglas Anderson Grand Reunion in 1978.
The 31st Grand Reunion held last year was a
Historic Event for Douglas Anderson became a
Florida Heritage site and awarding these scholarships
to two outstanding students culminates the inaugural
year of the Douglas Anderson Alumni Association,
Incorporated under the leadership of: Samuel Davis,
President; Leonard Baker, Vice-President; Ronald
Baker, Business Manager; Mrs. Flora Coleman,
Secretary; Alfredia T. Lyons, Assistant Secretary;
Nancy R. Kennedy; Financial Secretary; Garry
Merritt, Treasurer; Mrs. Annie J. Cohen, Chaplain and
Herbert Brannon, Sergeant At Arms.

The Jacksonville Chapter Links, Incorporated put on
a Farewell Activity for their GEMS (Girls Evolving and
Making Stride) at the Eugene Butler Middle School
Coordinated by Jacksonville Links member Mrs.
Mari-Ester Norman, the chapter chose as its target area
the New Town Success Zone, an urban area of need iden-
tified by the city of Jacksonville where Eugene J. Butler
Middle School is located and Dr. Sylvia Johnson is prin-
cipal. The targeted audience was advanced sixth grade
girls with the goal of providing educational, cultural and
social enrichment to foster positive self-image and
empowerment in young girls.
During the school year the GEMS participated in
ninety (90) minute bi-monthly workshops facilitated by
the members of the Jacksonville Chapter, Links
Incorporated that began in October 2009 and continued
through June 2010. Interactive sessions and topics
included: Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty, Etiquette,
Empowerment, International travel, Geography, Positive
Self-Image, Art and an Introduction of Healthy Foods
and Tips on Nutrition.
Twenty-four (24) young ladies participated during
the school year and nutritious meals were enjoyed by the
young participants underwritten by River Region Human
Services. Incorporated.
During the school year the GEMS received various
gifts at the end of each session The gifts included
Batter operated facial cleansers: Basins Mlirrors. Comb
and Brush Sets. Jewei-N Trinket boxes; Back Sacks:
Dictionaries. T-Shirts. Luggage Tags: Picture Frames:
Mani-Pcdi and Nail Polish Sets: Jada Pinkett-Smith's
book "Girls Hold Lip This World"; Venus and Serena
Williams' book. "Sen ing from the Hip: 10 Rules for
Living. Losing. and \inning"
and -l100i Words E\en lMiddle ,
Schooler Should Know". ,,
The Jackson\ille Chapter.
Links. Incorporated. under the
leadership of Dr. Geraldinie
Williams Smith wtll continue
their commitment to the young
ladies at Butler School next
school :, ear.
During the summer the chap- MLA.,,
ter is working with youngg ladies
at The Bridge of Northeast i

Samuel Davis, Jenea Robinson and Garry Merritt


Nathaniel Washington and Bryan

Local Bridge Group Hosts Bridge Tournament
The Gate City Duplicate Bridge Club, a member of the American Bridge Association, Incorporated (ABA) host-
ed their Annual Grade A Bridge Tournament recently at the Airport clarion Hotel Conference Center. All local
Jacksonville duplicate bridge players and the public participated in the tournament.
The tournament event included individual, pairs and team games resulting in merit points. The levels of competi-
tion ranged from novice to advanced players. Players came from several locations in the Southeast area.
Mrs. Marion A. Gregory is the local president and Mrs. Gloria Christler, Atlanta, Georgia is the Section Vice

Gate City Bridge Mlembers- Ilesdaimei Rhudine James, Leola
Dudley, Irvyln Kennebrew and Christine James

In all five pictures The Butler Gems at a Farewell Activity "Girls Evolving and Making Stride," presented by The
Jacksonville Chaper Links.
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As one half of the
Grammy winning, song
E H I S writing and platinum
record producing dual
The Neptunes; Pharrell
) ? Williams has covered a
3CGLOBAL.NET lot of ground over the last
PICTURES decade. With blockbust-
ing hits under his belt for
artists such as Gwen Stefani, Justin Timberlake,
Usher, Madonna, Kanye West and Shakira to
name a select few, one could easily get the
impression that Williams has done it all with no
where else to go wrong! Williams has had his
eye on the film scoring scene for some time and
when the opportunity properly presented itself,
he was going to take full advantage of it. And
take advantage he did! His first major film proj-
ect is the new animated Universal Studios film
"Despicable Me." It may be the best animated
film of the year in terms of the story line, plot
and loveable characters for the children and
adults, not to mention the spectacular special
effects in 3-D!
Williams wrote the film's score, original
songs and themes. When judging from his track
record, it's not rocket science to conclude that
Williams will have to make room on his wall for
one more platinum album not to mention clear-
ing some space on his mantel for another
Grammy and a possible Oscar to boot! This
film will be a certain blockbuster at the box
office and in the hunt for all three of the prizes
mentioned above when awards season comes
around next spring.
So how did this opportunity happen?

Williams smiles, "Actually, the music director at
the time was Kathy Nelson for Universal Studios.
She and I had done some work together before on
a project called "Tokyo Drift" and two; "Fast and
Furious" projects. At the time, Williams was only
seen as a hip-hop music producer and nothing
else. Nelson had offered a film to another produc-
er to score and write original music and not him.
Williams was hurt from the lack of a film offer from
Nelson so he went to her. Williams says, "So in
explaining my affinity for animation and how it
would be completely a dream come true to be a
part of it, she said OK, fine, 'I understand,'
because she could see it in my eyes that I was so
hurt. I think everybody has the means to be
diverse but only some of us are adamant about it."
Williams went on the say that Nelson kept
her word when she said, "The next thing that
comes across my desk, you're going to be the first
person I call." She did and that project was
"Despicable Me." Williams was ecstatic! He
recalls, "And lucky enough, it was with the right
film studio, the right animation house
"Illumination" with Chris Meledandri and John
Cohen. Those guys are simply geniuses. We
know everything they've done from "Ice Age," "Dr.
Seuss," to "Alvin and The Chipmunks." Williams
was teamed with Academy Award winner Hans
Zimmer as the film's music producer and skilled
guitarist Heitor Pereira as fellow composer.
"Despicable Me" will definitely become and fran-
chise and hopefully Williams will go along for the
entire ride.

By Rych McCain/ feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net

New Studio:
The Goldsby brothers Paul (produc-
er), and Kennedy (director), along with
Frank Pinnock (producer), have opened Hi
Point Studios in Los Angeles. The 18,000
square foot, state of the art facility houses all
the accouterments for productions big and
small including a green room, offices, make-
up rooms, lighting and camera's for TV, film
and music projects. Currently, Cedric The
Entertainer, Bentley Evans, producer of
"The Jamie Foxx Show" and "Martin" and
Miguel A. Nunez all have projects being
produced at Hi Point. The Goldsby brothers
have two feature films shooting their as
First comic Kat Williams was report-
ed to have had some type of possible nerv-
ous breakdown. Now according to a report
first broken by TMZ and then picked up by
other news sources; comedian Dave
Chappelle apparently had a similar possible
mental mishap last Saturday, July 2, 20101,
when his on bard behavior during a flight on
a private jet enroute to Ohio from New
Jersey was forced to land in Pittsburg.
During the flight, several sources made
statements to news outlets that while air-
borne, Chappelle apparently "freaked out"
and refused to put his seat belt on. He then
repeatedly walked to the cockpit, asking
how much longer the flight would be and
started grabbing the pilot's arms. Chappelle
was immediately determined a safety risk
and the jet was diverted to Pittsburgh.
According to TMZ, Chappelle checked into
a hotel. Sources at the hotel said Chappelle
told hotel employees he wanted to rent a car
to drive back to Ohio but he couldn't
remember where he lived.
Grammy nominated superstar record
producer Kashif and his Kashif University
in partnership with the LA Dept. of Children
& Family Services are hosting a two week
Music Recording Camp, July 12 23, 2010.
The camp will take place at Kashif
University located at 9550 Crenshaw Bl., in

Inglewood, CA., and be offered to foster
care youth from ages 8 through 18. The
youth will leave the camp with recordings
that they created. Kashif University offers
classes in music, recording, producing,
drums, piano, guitar, singing and more. For
more info contact James Crawford at 323-
353-1936 or go on line to
Music Reviews:
Rhonda LaRoy; Eclectic Colors of
R; True Nica Records. LaRoy is a veteran
vocalist with a following in Europe but it is
now here time to flourish in the States. This
eight cut EP is a combination of mainly mel-
low wave type jazz with tasty funk flavor-
ings. A couple of the cuts lean heavily on the
disco/house side. La Roy's vocals are pure
and very pleasing to the ear. The lady can
sing! My favorite cuts include; "Solid
Ground" "Safe With You" and "Fire in the
Sky." For more info contact:
Despicable Me; Universal Pictures;
A Chris Meledandri Production. Starring
Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand,
Julie Andrews, Will Amett, Kristen Wiig,
Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher
and Pierre Coffin. Directed by Chris Renaud
and Pierre Coffin. Screenplay by Cinco Paul
and Ken Daurio based on a story by Sergio
Pablos. Produced by Chris Meledandri,
Janet Healy and John Cohen. This may be
the best animated film of the year in terms of
the story content and characters. It is defi-
nitely different than anything that has come
out this year. Both adults and children will
love this movie. The effects are great and it
is in 3-D to boot! A must see!
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JULY 27TH @ 7:00PM

JULY 28TH @ 10:30AM & 7:00PM





JACKSONVILLE, FL The Artist Series, along with
Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America, bring Storytime Live!
to Jacksonville July 27th at 7:00PM and 28th at 10:30AM and
7:00PM for three performances only! Storytime Live! is the first-
ever live family theatrical tour featuring characters from four of the
current top-rated preschool shows on television today : Dora the
Explorer,.The Backyardigans, The Wonder Pets! and Ni Hao, Kai-
lan;. Preschoolers and their parents can see their favorite Nick Jr.
characters come to life in one action-packed on-stage adventure
hosted by Nick Jr.'s Moose A. Moose and Zee. The tour will visit
more than 70 cities in 2010.
Each segment of Storytime Live! takes kids and their fami-
lies on a different brand-new adventure, whether its leaping into
Fairytale Land with Dora and Sleeping Boots, journeying through
Filthingham with The Backyardigans, hopping into Wonderland
with the Wonder Pets! or jumping on clouds with Kai-lan and the
Monkey King.
The Storytime Live! creative team comes with a diverse the-
atrical background and includes: Director Sam Scalamoni
(Associate Director: Lestat and Beauty and the Beast on
Broadway); Scenic Designer Josh Zangen; Costume Designer
Patrick Bevilacqua (Thomas and Friends: A Day at the Circus,
Costume Designer;); and Choreographer Wendy Seyb.
STORYTIME LIVE will be performed at the TIMES UNION
CENTER'S MORAN THEATER July 27-28, 2010 for three per-
formances only. Tickets range in price from $20.50 to $42.75.
Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 632-
Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection
by visiting the The Artist Series' website, www.artistseriesjax.org.

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JULY 10, 2010

JUNE Continued from A-1
increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV, and 3) reducing HIV-related health disparities. The plan will serve as a roadmap for
policymakers, partners in prevention, and the public steps the United States must take to lower HIV incidence, get people living with HIV into care, and reduce HIV-relat-
ed health disparities. Presently in Florida, a person who is HIV positive, and does not reveal such to a sexual partner is charged with a misdemeanor with up to a year in

LeBron Continued from A-1

is making, claiming to be LeBron's father is even more shocking, since he admits he was 29 years of age at the
time LeBron was conceived and James' mother was only 15 years of age. He claims he met Gloria James in 1984
at a bar in Washington, D.C. She saw him later that year when she returned to D.C., and advised him she was
pregnant. Excuse me, she was 15, you, Leicester Stovall is n ow 55, a graduate of Princeton with a law degree
from the University of Chicago who later became a senior legal advisor for the U. S. Securities and Exchange
Commission and you are filing a law suit against the female who was 15 years of age and her son, that you never
supported for $4 million, risking how much time in jail for sex with a minor? What happened to your concern
when the baby needed milk?
Stovell claims LeBron looks like him; that he told his mother that if the baby is male, she must make sure he
plays basketball. He also claims that he insisted upon taking a DNA test about two years ago to prove he is the
father, and that LeBron and his mother tampered with the test which came back negative for him being LeBron's
biological father. The law suit has been filed for fraud, defamation, and misrepresentation and the last time Stovell
saw LeBron's mother was more than twenty years ago. He talked with her over the telephone in 2007 when he
realized that the basketball player looked like him and that he too was a star basketball player when he was young.
Oh yes, to prove that LeBron and his mother Gloria knows that he, Stovell is the biological father, LeBron named
his second son, 'Byrce', Stovell's middle name. So, he likes his "grandson" having his name." Please!

Talking To An Attorney
By Burney Bivens, Esq. LFD


This article will address eligibility requirements for Medicaid and planning techniques to assist in
obtaining this benefit. Generally, Medicaid is a government program that is funded by both federal and state
government. As opposed to Medicare which elderly people are automatically entitled to, Medicaid is based
on need. This applies when one's assets and income fall below a certain category in order to be eligible. In
order to understand the eligibility for Medicaid, there are certain terms that must be understood so that one
can plan properly.
Look back. The look back period is a balancing act between the government's need to be able to
afford providing Medicaid and a person's desire to be able to leave their property to their heirs when they
die. An elderly person cannot simply give their property away and begin receiving Medicaid. The look back
period is the time proceeding the person's application for Medicaid during which assets transfers will be
examined. The look back period simply means that after a certain amount of time has passed, Medicaid does
not examine whether the elderly person gave their property away. However, a transfer within the look back
period will be questioned and if something was not received of equal value in return, a penalty would be
applied, which may prevent a person from receiving Medicaid long term care benefit until the penalty peri-
od expires. In many cases the look back period has been set at 36 months.
Ineligibility. The ineligibility period is a period of time during which Medicaid looks forward. The
ineligibility period is triggered by transfers of assets during the look back period and looks forward to deter-
mine a date when that person may become eligible for Medicaid. The ineligibility period begins after the
elderly person applies for Medicaid and is seeking long term care benefits. The length of the ineligibility
period is calculated by dividing the uncompensated value of the transferred assets by the average monthly
costs of private pay patient in a nursing home in the applicant's area at the date they seek Medicaid. The
best case scenario for the elderly person is to transfer assets and remain healthy and out of the nursing home
until the look back period (36 months) has been exceeded. That way, in the eyes of Medicaid, the person has
minimal assets, which will allow him to qualify immediately for Medicaid.
EXAMPLE. The basic example illustrates the need for effective and early planning in order to allow
the look back period to expire before applying for Medicaid, so that there will be no ineligibility period.
After Sam's death, Millie gave her a vacation home to her daughter, Patricia. The market value of the
home was $160,000.00 and the monthly cost of nursing home care was $5,000.00 per month. Millie's inel-
igibility period is therefore 32 months. This is determined by dividing 160,000.00 by 5,000 which equals 32
months. The ineligibility period begins to run when Millie applies for Medicaid and seeks long term care
assistance and expires 32 months after that date. However, if she had given the house to Patricia, more than
32 months before the application date, the look back period would have already expired and there would be
no penalty imposed. As you can see, it is important to begin planning so that when the elderly person needs
Medicaid, transfers of assets will pre-date the look back period and therefore would be no ineligibility peri-
od. Keep in mind that this example is given for illustrated purposes only and you should consult with prop-
er counsel, while making plans for long term care and transfers of the assets.

This article is submitted by Burney Bivens, Esq.. LFD of the law firm Bivens, Jones & Associates and Aaron and Burney Bivens
Funeral Home. During the next several months a series of articles will appear regarding legal issues and funeral service related issues.
Mr Bivens has practiced law in North Florida for 27 years and has provided legal representation to the funeral service industry for
more than 25 years and is also a licensed funeral director with his son. For questions on legal issues call the law office at 904-264-
3412. For questions regarding funeral services call Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home at 904-264-1233.

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O,53 A 25 Years Old Is About Right for This 70-Year-Old

Story by Rinetta McLaughlin Fefi _

Edward (Eddie) Nelson, 70, is known as one of the d ",
most fit 70 year old males in the world. The most fre-
quently asked question to Nelson is "How do you do
it?" For Eddie, the answer seems easy because of his
personal goals in life which is: "reflecting a healthy
lifestyle for the human body." This is what he states in
his book, "Old School Workout."
Edward Nelson was born in Washington, D. C. and
now resides in Jacksonville, Florida. He feels that he
received his gift for having a positive mind and being
physically fit from God. He states that we all have
gifts, and it is up to us to discover our own.
Eddie's passion for being fit started as a child with
playing stickball, handball, table tennis, track, and of Aeln in the gim
course while on the playground. During the 1950's he
enjoyed spending time at the famous Uptown Gym in LD
Harlem, New York where he was able to watch some
great prize fighters such as Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe .
Louis and Archie Moore. He became more active at
the age of 64 while working out at the World Gym and
being observed by two men, who he later learned were
NFL players, Donovan Darius and Brian Dawkins,
who were astonished at his ability.
Mr. Nelson starts his day at 2 a.m. with his first
work out. He is a morning manager at the World Gym
in Jacksonville. His routine is to work out three times
a day, Monday through Friday. He retires to his bed
each day at 6 or 7 p.m. and generally rest on the week-
ends. Besides his gym workouts, Nelson also does
public speaking and appearances. One of his most
recent trips was to Los Angeles, California with Mike
Torchia, head of Shaping Up America. His biggest
thrill was leaving Jacksonville, where Interstate 10
begins, and enjoying the beaches in Los Angeles, 5,
where Interstate 10 ends. His greatest honor while
there was the reception given to him by the Mayor and
other honorable citizens of the city.
Nelson actively competes each year in the
Jacksonville Senior Olympic Games for the Javelin,
Hammer, and Discus. He holds the world record for o
doing the most wide-arm pull-ups with a 45 pound A ir
plate tied to his waist, which is in Ripley's Believe it or ,.
Not. He has received many honors, awards, and
medals. In fact, he has appeared twice in Ripley's
Believe it or Not. Edward Nelson and Rinetta
When asked about his diet, he stated that he does
not believe in diets unless prescribed by a healthcare
professional. He does believe that one should eat in Cm'W, E
moderation. He states that everyone can't make it to ... "N WslU
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ment. Therefore, he has created a book which he calls,
"Old School Workout." The book provides tips on how -
to exercise in an uncomplicated manner, and can be 6
used by people of every age from the very young to
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can be found at Wal Mart, Barnes and Nobles, Books= .- "0 1.A ".
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At 70, his main goal in life is to never stop work- Eddie with Brooke, Xavier and Clara McLaughlin
ing or working out and even has a modeling contract
with an agency in Miami and a writing agreement with ,. .
The Florida and Georgia Star newspapers. i.."
To live long and healthy, Eddie's advice is to listen : .
to your body, find the exercises that give you results,
eat in moderation, and treat your body to proper rest. .---
He is thankful that his spouse, Deborah, daughter,
Jackie Bell, grand children and great grand children,
all understands. He said his family provides him his
biggest inspiration, support and encouragement. And
Eddie, you have definitely inspired this writer.
You may reach Eddie Nelson at: eddieold-
school@yahoo.com or at (904) 349-5288. *. '

Eddie Nelson plays James Hull in table tennis. Other sports,
including running, weight lifting, bowling, basketball, softball
and swimming, highlight the Senior Games.

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Florida candidates seeking election to statewide /. by Justin L. Mabrie, MBA
or federal offices could benefit by watching the Clarification Does Not Mean
Jeff Greene campaign. Acceptance nor Supersede Understanding.
Greene, running for the United States Senate,
has garnered a surprising endorsement. Greene There is more to communicating than
got an endorsement from a prominent Liberty saying your thoughts to a mute audience.
City neighborhood organization recently. "So here's what I have to say," "Let me be
Why is the endorsement surprising? It shocks honest," "Ok, so listen to my thoughts." All
some people because Greene's main Democratic aforementioned phrases are lead-ins to a
Primary opponent is black Congressman person proceeding to make their thoughts
Kendrick Meek and Liberty City is perhaps the
largest Black neighborhood in Kendrick Meek's
Miami, Florida Congressional District and is an munication leads to a briefing or mini solil-
area where his mother Carrie Meek is a political oquy that does not end with an open dis-
icon and community heroine. cussion forum. Many times we want our
Now, what would make Blacks in Miami endorse Greene, a white candidate, thoughts to be known, but we do not want
over Meek, an African American? to deal with how someone else accepts what we have to say.
Could it be green? I'm talking about greenbacks, dollars, dinero, scratch or We do not want to hear an opposing argument or a rebuttal thought.
cheddar, if you will. When you truly want to gain the respect of or create a mutually beneficial
It appears as though Jell Greene has spent, or promised to spend, money in t w t i se o r
Liberty City and other communities to generate black voter support. If you rapport with an individual, you must encourage discussion involvement.
don't know, somebody gets paid whenever anything political happens in black Another opinion or outlook is not as discouraging as it may seem.
communities south of Florida's 1-4 corridor. All responses spark insight that will either support your thought or provide
Research suggests that candidates have no problem when family members information that may promote you to reconsider your thoughts for a better
are hired to do political related work but scoff at the idea of paying Black pro- representation of what may better portray your true feelings.
fessionals or patronizing black businesses. Whenever you are making a point to clarify and breakdown the thoughts to
At a recent debate, Greene accused Meek of "producing only one job" and another, you should: First, consider and care about what that person will
said that job went to Meek's mother. Meek responded strongly and told rt, o th
Greene, "How dare you attack my mother?" and Greene replied, "I'm not gain from the information you are providing; and secondly, believe that your
attacking your mother, I'm attacking you!" statement/opinion has merit to the message your are conveying.
I know Carrie Meek. I consider her a friend and I agree she should not be When partners are in disagreement, many times there are debriefs or fol-
attacked. However, I also agree that candidates of all colors should generate as low-ups coming in the next... hour, day(s), week.
many jobs as possible for people other than family members. You should approach such debriefs with the intent to understand the other's
The bottom line is candidates that take black votes for granted in the p e r s p e c t i v e
Democratic Primaries across the nation will get what they deserve which is You do not have to accept or agree with what is being clarified but you
lewer Black votes than they should get.
A white candidate running against a black in a Democratic Primary doesn't sh d y t un st
need every black vote to win. All a non-Black candidate needs is a significant When your purpose is to understand a perspective, you gain so much more
percentage of the black votes cast. insight about the person beyond the topic being discussed.
For example, if Jeff Greene gets 30% of blacks votes he just might win.....in Through a journey of understanding, you can determine your partner's
a landslide! Such a scenario would require Kendrick Meek to get about 60% of philosophical foundation, or his or her passion to care enough to communi-
all of the non-black votes cast. cate in hopes of reaching a mutually respectful ground with you. You may
The hiring of an all-white campaign staff will not insure that a candidate will possibly discover underlying issues / pastimes that encourage a particular
get white votes. You must consider hiring campaign workers that can deliver, of thinking.
campaign workers that can generate votes and campaign professionals that can way
develop a winning strategy. After a topic or thought has been clarified, you should not search for or
Those days are over where black voters run to the polls in huge numbers and intend for acceptance if it does not exist. If your partner does not agree nor
just blindly vote for candidates that pretend to have their best interests at accept your thoughts to be the definitive truth, find contentment with signs
heart. You have to get black votes the hard way, you have to earn them or in that your partner is at least attempting to understand you. Finding truth
some cases purchase them! (Become a fan of The Gantt Report on Facebook. through understanding will provide you clarification as to whether or not if
Buy Gantt's book "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" and/or contact Lucius at this individual is someone for you to include in your space through your life
Remember: Clarify for understanding. Do not attempt to force accept-
Contact Justin at justinmabrie@aol.com or Justin L. Mabrie, 5000 Almeda
Road, Houston, TX 77004 for further insight and concerns.
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.

Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.
"Health Notes"
WINN DIXIE PHARMACY will have free cholesterol and diabetes screen- DEFINITION: While it is true that herbal
ings July 28 at 96076 Lofton Square Blvd., Yulee, FL., The screening will be Dsupplements have "helped" people medically
from 12:00 pm 5:00. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713- to improve their health stature, the question is
3301 (No-Appointments) to how much help has been rendered. For
HOMESTEAD MIAMI SPEEDWAY will host Hooked on Driving July 10, this reason it is very important to know what
2010. Automobile fans can gather to enjoy driving lessons in a non competi- specific herbs are designed to do and what
tive, social environment. For more information call (800) 453-5506 they cannot and will not do. In all health sit-
LIMELIGHT THEATER PRESENTS: THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB. The uations, especially where there is a physician
play is about 5 women whose friendship began on their college swim team. involved in your treatment (of which there
The play runs from July 30-August 22. For more information call (904) 819- should be), you should consult with your
6550. health care provider before you use herbs because they may interfere with other
THE 27TH ANNUAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FAIR AND CON- medicines that you're taking causing more harm than benefit.
FERENCE will take place August 4-7, 2010 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. WHAT'S A HERB?: An herb (pronounced ERB),,is a plant or plant part used
For more information call (407)404-6700. for it's flavor, scent and possible healing properties. Herbs, such as the tax glove
SENIOR HEALTH CARE REFORM FORUM will take place Monday, plants, which is used to make digitalis, (used in certain heart conditions)), have
July 12, 2010 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The event will be held at Beardall been very beneficial to good health in the past but they also can cause some prob-
Senior Center Multipurpose Room 800 Delaney Avenue in Orlando, Florida. lems
For more information call (407) 841-1757. Here are some considerations about Herbs that you should know.
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN will have their grand opening preview (1) Herbs, are regulated by the F.D.A. but are considered fads which
Sunday, July 11, 2010 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. For more information call means that they are not under as strict standards as pharmaceuticals and over the
(904) 982-9036. counter drugs for safety and effectiveness.
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO SUMMER CONCERT SERIES will have a (2) In the past, scientist have found that labels on bottles or jars of
concert featuring Rob Thomas. The concert will take place Saturday, July 10, herbal supplements do not match what's in the bottle or jar.
2010 at 9 pm. The concert venue will be at the outdoor Music Plaza. For (3) Herbal supplements have accidentally been contaminated with
more information call (407) 363-8220. unlabeled prescription drugs and other contaminants.
323 MODERNISM will be hosting a Silent Auction for National Audubon (4) Although the label might state it, there is no guarantee that the
Society/ Oil Spill Relief on July 10, 2010 beginning at 6pm. herb is of higher quality.
BUCKLER'S 16TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR AND FOOD DRIVE will (5) The "natural" on herbal containers does mean that is 100% safe
take place July 10 and 11 at the Jacksonville Expo Center at the Fair Grounds. (6) The active ingredients in many herbal supplements are not always
The fair begins at 10 am. known.
THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRI- (7) False statements have, in the past, been used about the effective-
CULTURE SCIENCES is offering a new class on Freshwater Wetlands in the ness of herbs.
Florida Masters Naturalist Program. The first class will begin August 3, 2010. (8) Herbs can also cause health problems if not used correctly.
The sessions will be held at the university of Florida in Jacksonville,FL. This (9) Pregnant women or women who are nursing should be cautious
program is for adults who want to learn more about Florida's environment. For about herbs.
more information call (904) 387-8850 (10) If herbs are going to be given to children, check with their pedia-
JACKSONVILLE BLACK PRIDE will be hosting their yearly events trician first.
August 12-15, 2010. Events include a mini film festival, a beach party and a The considerations listed are the main ones, but there are others. However; these
community picnic. The Jacksonville Black Pride will also host workshops and are in no way efforts to discourage you from starting or discontinuing the use of
a closing party for the end of their festivities. For more information please con- herbal supplements. Remember prescription and over the counter medication
tact (904) 325-5559. carry some of the same kinds of considerations or precautions.
NATIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION presents the 2010 NSA Annual CONCLUSION Please read the labels, consider the reason for use and consult

IIConvention. The convention will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott I with a health care provider before use.

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JULY 10, 2010


From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...

Jacksmwvil Shes Office

WANTED Justin Lane Booth Last known address: 6780 Barth Road,
25 years old.
Wanted for multiple counts of burglary and dealing in stolen property.
Wanted on over a $200,000 bond.
On July 5, 2010 at approximately 8:24pm, police responded to 8424 Berry
Avenue in reference to a person shot.
The listed victim was located at the scene and was pronounced deceased by
This case has nothing to do with the previous incident on Berry Avenue
involving the murdered pregnant female.
This is an active homicide investigation and there is NO more information
Anyone with any information about this homicide or the burglary is asked
to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email us at
JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at
1-866-845-TIPS or email them at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com.
Crimes Around the Neighborhood
Officer was dispatched to 500 E. Adams St. in reference to a battery upon
a law enforcement officer.
Upon arrival, he made contact with Corrections Sgt. E.A. Prescott (victim).
The victim advised that as he was escorting J. D. Henry (suspect) back to his cell
by the arm, he pulled away from his grasp and grabbed his left wrist as the victim
attempted to draw his ECD. The victim advised that it took OC spray, knee strikes,
and two ECD cycles before the suspect complied with verbal commands and ceased
his physical resistance.
Officer observed a 1" abrasion to the lower left arm of the victim.
He then made contact with Corrections Ofc. M.R. Gibbens (witness #1). Witness
#1 advised that he saw the suspect pull away from the victim and grab the victim's
left wrist. Witness #1 advised that he deployed his OC spray and several knee
strikes, but the suspect did not comply and stop resisting until the victim deployed
two ECD cycles.
Witness #2 advised that he saw the suspect pull away from the victim and
grab his left wrist while the victim was drawing his ECD. Witness #2 stated that
witness #1 deployed his OC spray and knee strikes in order to gain compliance
from the suspect, but he did not stop physically resisting until the victim had
deployed two cycles from his ECD.
Officer made contact with the suspect and read him his constitutional rights
from card. The suspect stated that he wanted to speak to his attorney. He did not
observe any injuries to the suspect due to him being restrained in a chair. The sus-
pect was arrested.

Officer was dispatched to 1105 W 25th 5t in reference to vandalism in
progress. Officer SL Morrit responded to assist. Upon arrival, they contacted vic-
tim M and witness A.
Both Ms. Murray and Mr. Allen said that suspect Hunter had just been over
to the residence, which is a boarding house. Mr. A lives there. Ms. M resides else-
where. Suspect Hunter appeared intoxicated to them in some way. She was
demanding to be let in to see her baby. Ms M said that the suspect has a child in
common with her new boyfriend, JB. JB resides there as well. Neither he nor the
baby was there when we arrived.
Neither Ms Murray nor Mr. Allen would let her in. The burglar bar door was
locked and has a screen on it. Suspect Hunter produced a knife and began cutting
the screen. Ms M was just on the other side of the door. Suspect Hunter cut the
screen and reached inside the residence. She attempted to cut Ms M with the knife.
Mr. A witnessed this event but he was not standing close enough to be considered
a victim of assault.
Suspect Hunter was unable to gain further access to the residence. She used a stick
to strike at the door and then at a window. She cracked the window in the process.
Witness G was inside the residence at the time and heard the suspect
screaming but she did not witness the event.
Mr. A called the police. Suspect Hunter left on foot.
Both Officers canvassed the immediate area and located suspect Hunter
walking at Chase Ave and W 24th St. She was detained without incident. She was
brought back to the scene for a show-up. She was positively identified.
They canvassed the path where we believe she walked but we did not locate
a knife.
Suspect Hunter was then Mirandized. Due to her impaired and emotional
state, they weren't able to conduct an interview.
When she was informed she was under arrest, suspect Hunter started
screaming. She began kicking and hitting her head on the inside of the door. She
did not injure herself. There was no property damage.
Sgt Apelgren was notified and responded.
Suspect Hunter was transported to the PTDF without further incident.

On 06-28-10, an Officer was ,dispatched to 11824 Atlantic Boulevard in
reference to a theft in progress.
Upon arrival, he met with the complainant, Julie (loss Prevention Manager). The
complainant advised that she observed the listed suspects select the listed merchan-
dise (totaling $5193.00) from the sales floor.


Mars in Virgo is stirring up
your communication zone,
which may mean you have
a lot more administrative
tasks to attend to than
usual. You'll be more deter-
mined than ever to get in
touch with old friends,
brothers, and sisters. The
New Moon Eclipse in your
sign brings you a chance to
plant new seeds. You may
not have planned to make
changes so soon, but it
looks as though you're
going to be propelled into
fresh adventures. Enjoy


Career matters take center
stage with a Solar Eclipse
in Cancer. You may find
that you're pushed into a
new situation where your
job is concerned, whether
you feel ready for it or not.
This might mean getting a
promotion or finally
obtaining the job of your
dreams. Due to issues at
your job, you could decide
to leave one line of work
and take up another, which
ultimately proves very
rewarding. Your love life
continues to be unpre-


The week ahead is building
to a Solar Eclipse in your
relationship zone, which is
going to ring in the
changes. This Eclipse is
like a turbocharged New
Moon, which will push you
to take things to the next
inevitable stage. If your
relationship is strong, you
may decide to initiate a
challenging project togeth-
er. If you don't see eye to
eye, you may want to sepa-
rate and go it alone.
Whatever the scenario,
you'll benefit further down
the line.


Your best ideas come natu-
rally and instinctively. This
week you may see the light
as a Solar Eclipse in
Cancer and your communi-
cation zone helps you get a
fresh perspective on an
ongoing problem. Mercury
moves into Leo and your
home zone, which will help
you bring a few creative
flourishes to any DIY work
you've been doing. When
Venus enters Virgo, you
may find yourself falling in
love with an ultra-cool
someone who has plenty of


There is still plenty of
action in your adventure
zone, but as Uranus is now
turning retrograde, some of
your explorations may be
more philosophical or aca-
demic. You might be keen
to explore patterns of belief
and relinquish any that
seem to be holding you
back. The weeks ahead are
all about taking it to the
limit. Don't allow negative
blocks to prevent you from
getting as much out of life
as you can. The Eclipse on
Sunday could bring power-
ful dreams.


This is a great time to net-
work and think about
expanding your social con-
nections. You're certainly a
lot more proactive about
being seen in all the right
places. Venus moves into
Virgo later in the week,
which makes everything
very cozy. The Solar
Eclipse in Cancer on
Sunday rings in the
changes, especially when it
comes to higher education
and academic studies. If
you want to get a degree,
this might be the time to go
for it.


Uranus, your ruling planet,
turns retrograde on
Monday in your ideas zone.
You may become even
more aware of your intu-
ition and your ability to
simply "know" the answers
to impossible questions or
problems. As Mercury
moves into Leo, so you and
your partner may find
yourselves talking and
sharing your feelings more
often. Make it an ongoing
habit to check in with each
other. The Lunar Eclipse in
Cancer on Sunday could
bring changes to work or
health issues.


As Uranus turns retrograde
in Aries, so you may begin
to reflect on why you
attract the kind of friends
you do. Not that there is
anything wrong with them.
Actually, they may have
been very helpful lately in
a madcap kind of way.
Then there's the Solar
Eclipse in Cancer and your
personal financial zone,
which could encourage you
to reorganize your financial
affairs or perhaps become
more proactive where your
money is concerned. It just
takes courage!


Venus joins Mars in your
sign and makes you feel
loved and loveable. You're
still on the rampage and
keen to get ahead with
plans and projects.
Sometimes you might even
override others' plans in
order to get your way not
obviously but subtly. The
Solar Eclipse in your social
zone brings many opportu-
nities to move in new cir-
cles and get in with the
right crowd. You may not
even have a choice in this
matter. Que sera, sera!


You're keen to make a
splash in your career and
you're happy to be in the
spotlight. Mars in Virgo
encourages you to take
action and get results creat-
ing a detailed schedule and
planning ahead. The more
you do this, the more suc-
cessful you'll be.
Meanwhile, Jupiter and
Uranus in Aries give your
creative abilities a massive
boost. You love to gamble
and the stakes have never
seemed better. Don't blow
your fortune in the wind.
Take a calculated risk.


Venus may help soothe any
ruffled feathers in terms of
your love life and other
associations. Any criti-
cisms may be countered by
a determination to meet
each other half way. The
Solar Eclipse on Sunday
takes place in your creative
zone and could bring
opportunities to make bet-
ter use of your creative
skills. Perhaps you could
create a business that's
based on any artistic talents
you might have. If you fall
in love, don't commit until
the following week.

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You may have been active
in the world and blasting
away obstacles to your
wildest dreams. But from
this week, you'll want to
turn the spotlight on your
inner world, specifically
those areas in which you've
been holding yourself
hostage. It's time to aim for
liberation. From Friday
you'll be full of creative
ideas, so make use of them.
The Solar Eclipse on
Sunday encourages you to
make changes at home.
One in particular may be
long overdue.

The complainant advised that suspect #1, Ceceal Adams, put a pair of san-
dals on her feet from the sales floor.
She stated that she then selected the listed purse from the sales floor,
removed the price tag, and put it on her shoulder. She advised that she then select-
ed the listed underwear and pants and went into the intimates fitting room. ***

The complainant advised that when she returned from the fitting room she
did not have any clothing in her hands. A search of the fitting room was conduct-
ed, and none of the articles of clothing were found.
The complainant advised that suspect #2, Carrie Smiley, selected the other
listed pair of pants and entered the Juniors fitting room with suspect #1. Both sus-
pects returned from the fitting room with some merchandise in their hands. A
search of the fitting room was conducted, and the missing articles of clothing were
not found.
The suspects were stopped at the door by the complainant, and returned into
the store without incident. A search of their purses revealed the stolen merchandise.
Suspect #1 admitted to taking the listed merchandise. Suspect #2 denied taking the
Neither suspects qualified for an N.T.A. Both suspects were arrested and
transported to the P.T.D.F.
In the suspects possession were several consumable goods purchased from
another store. These items were not accepted by either the jailor Property Room.
They were taken to 1801 Kernan Boulevard released to the mother of Ceceal
Adams. Mrs. Adams completed a Signature Form acknowledging receipt of the
items. Case cleared by arrest.

Your Weekly

July 5, 2010 July 11, 2010

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JULY 10 2010

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FIFA World Cup 2010 Another Victory for

Serena Williams

By Jordan Hill

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SFor some of NBA's
most sought after free
agents, the hunt for a
new NBA home has
come to an end.
Miami Heat wel-
comes back Dwyane
Wade and says "hello"
to their newest addi-
tion, Chris Bosh.
Ending months of
speculation and
rumors, Wade and
Bosh announced
Wednesday, July* 7 that
they will sign with Miami. This comes as a sigh of relief to many Miami fans as they
get one of their top players back and add another good player into the mix. This duo
can ultimately bring the Miami Heat back into the championship scene.
The fans are not the only ones sighing with relief to get Wade back. Wade himself
is happy that his free agent days have come to an end for now.
It's over. It's not over-over but for me, it's over." said Wade.
Wade told Miami that in order for him to re-sign, the team had to add either Lebron
or Bosh.
"It had to be one or the other," Wade said during an AP interview. Of course
there's a lot of talented players in this league. But you want to look at players that
complement my game and Chris and Lebron are two of those guys."
Before Miami landed Wade, he was debating playing for the Chicago Bulls. With
Bosh agreeing to sign with Miami, Wade sealed the deal to go back to his adopted
Wade does not know how much his new contract will be worth but he could receive
around $126 million for six years.
Another NBA ex-free agent to sign with a team is Amare Stoudemire. The former
Phoenix Suns player made a final decision Monday, July 5 to sign with the New York
Before his move to the Knicks, Stoudemire had spent his entire NBA career with
the Suns. When the Suns' owner Robert Sarver did not want to budge on giving him
the max deal on renewing his contract, he ultimately decided to play for the Knicks.
Stoudemire was not upset and understood Sarver's decision.
The All-Star Forward is very excited to be able to play for the New York Knicks.
Stoudemire said that he always loved the team and wanted to play for the Knicks
since they passed on him in the 2002 NBA Draft.
Wade, Bosh and Stoudemire have all found a NBA home for the upcoming sea-
son. Now that the free agent chase is over, the new task at hand is bringing home a
championship title.

SPAIN JULY 11, 2010 2:30 PM EDT
JULY 10 PM 2010 2:30 PM EDT

SSerena Williams can
add another
Wimbledon title to her
name as she crushed
her opponent during
the tournament.
This new Wimbledon
Si Z a title is her fourth one.
The game, which
Gn S r took place at the All
'. England Club, took 67
.minutes and ended- in
a 6-3 6-2 win against
r Vera Zvonareva.
Williams was over-
joyed as she swung
her winning serve. She held her racquet to the sky and gestured to her fans and fam-
ily during the celebration of her new tittle.
For Russian's Zvonareva, the loss was a tough one. This was Zvonareva's first
Grand Slam final appearance and she was very emotional when she knew she had
Zvonareva is only the third woman tennis player to represent Russia in the
Wimbledon Finals. The Russian tennis star took Williams to deuce in game three
before Serena clinched it with a third ace. Zvonareva started to feel the pressure dur-
ing the sixth game when she gave up three forehand errors. This little error gave way
to Serena going in for the win.
The win was not only her 4th Wimbledon title but also her 13th in the sport's 4
majors. This is one more than Bille Jean King. Serena Williams is now placed in the
all-time list of Women's Grand Slam winners.

Suns Smoke the


By Jordan Hill
The Jacksonville Suns take anoth-
er win as they defeated the
Tennessee Smokies 2-0
Elin Villanueva threw a three-hit,
complete game shutout leading
the Jacksonville Suns to victory.
The Suns' record now is (48-38,
Villanueva scattered three sin-
gles over nine shutout innings for
the winning decision.
Tennessee Chris Archer gave up
one unearned run and four hits
over six and one thirds innings.
Jacksonville finally scored a
go-ahead run in the 5th inning.
Greg Burns walked and moved to
third base on a pair of ground outs
and scored on an error by 3rd baseman Russ Canzler to give the Suns a 1-0 lead.
The Suns added an 8th inning run on Matt Dominguez home run to give the Suns
a 2-0 lead.
To buy tickets to a Jacksonville Suns game visit jaxsuns.com

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SThe Star


From left to right Montelleo Hobley, Arecia Shelton-Martin and Toran Davis

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Toran Davis, 18, said he is looking forward to making his mark
in the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Black Male College Explorers Program this summer.
Davis, a senior at FAMU Developmental Research School, recently embarked on his third
consecutive year with the program that is intended to prevent black males from dropping out of
high school.
"I want to be an example for others and show people that you can make a difference," said
The Black Male College Explorers Program, which is in its 20th year, is an at-risk pre-
vention/intervention program designed specifically for middle and high schools from Tallahassee
and major cities all over Florida. Participating schools are asked to identify at-risk males enrolled
in grades 7 through 11.
Montelleo Hobley, 16, a Tampa native, said the program gives him a better understanding
of college and he appreciates the time and dedication the counselors put into the program.
"You can tell the people really care about us," said Hobley, who admitted he was hesitant
to participate in the camp last year, but was thrilled to know he was attending this summer. "If
they didn't care for us, they wouldn't put in the time."
FAMU provides six weeks of highly concentrated developmental experiences, which
includes weekly seminars, workshops and motivational trips during the summer. This year, 54
students were admitted into the program.
"We have an excellent group of young men," said Arecia Shelton-Martin, lead instructor
for the Black Male Explorers Program. "This program provides them an opportunity to know that
they are supported in a world where they are often discarded. I hope they take away the knowl-
edge of knowing that they are worthy of all that life has to offer."



Classes began today at the new Kaplan College campus in Jacksonville. The Kaplan
Higher Education institution, located at 7450 Beach Blvd., will help serve the community's needs
for career-focused education and provide local employers with skilled graduates in high-demand
"The Jacksonville campus builds upon Kaplan Higher Education's presence in Florida to
better meet the needs of today's postsecondary education students. Kaplan Higher Education
already serves Florida residents through our Kaplan College campus in Pembroke Pines as well
as through Kaplan University, which has online student support centers throughout the state," said
Beth Hollenberg, president of Kaplan Higher Education Campuses. "We are committed to offer-
ing market-relevant education so that our graduates are able to fulfill local employment needs."
Led by Jason Watkins, executive director of Kaplan College, the Jacksonville campus
opens by offering four diploma programs in dental assisting, medical assisting, medical office
specialist and computer support technician. The campus also is now enrolling for associate
degree programs in criminal justice and computer networking technology. These programs are
designed to aid students in obtaining the knowledge, technical skills and work habits to pursue a
wide variety of entry-level positions in their field of study.
"Our school will provide the community with educational opportunities to help individu-
als gain professional experience to compete in today's marketplace," said Watkins. "The flexible
class schedules give students the option to participate in a variety of career-focused programs
while balancing work, family and other responsibilities."
The college's 30,000 square-foot facility features eight classrooms, four computer labs,
three medical labs, a firearms training simulator that accompanies the criminal justice program
and a learning resource center.
Kaplan College offers each student job search assistance through its career services
department and tutoring at no extra charge.
The Kaplan College Jacksonville campus is accredited by the Accrediting Council for
Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accred-
iting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
About Kaplan College
Kaplan College is a part of'Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 119,000
students through 70-plus campus-based schools and online operations across the United States.
Its online institutions include Kaplan University and Concord Law School of Kaplan University.
Kaplan Higher Education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, fiom certificates
and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan
Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and
career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages
through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional
training and programs for kids in grades K through 12. Kaplan, Inc., is a subsidiary of The
Washington Post Company (NYSE. WPO), and its largest and fistest-growing division. For more
information, visit www.portal.kaplan.edu.

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action. This year, the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens will distribute
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Actor/Producer Mark Wahlberg to Appear in Public Service
Campaign to Promote Teen Graduation and The Spot Encourages
Customer Support of Taco Bell's "Graduate To Go June Fundraiser

The Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and the Mark Wahlberg
Youth Foundation announced a two-year partnership to address
America's teen graduation crisis, where one in three students drops
out of high school without receiving a diploma. Locally in the
Jacksonville metropolitan area, an estimated 41% of high school stu-
dents (7,700) do not graduate on time with a high school diploma.
Actor/Producer Mark Wahlberg will appear in a June national public
service campaign to raise awareness and encourage support.
From June 3-15, participating Taco Bell restaurants in
Jacksonville will invite customers to give $1 to support the Taco Bell
Foundation for Teens' "Graduate to Go" initiative. Money raised will
provide local grants to organizations with a track record of empower-
ing teens, like the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Boys & Girls
Clubs of America. For their support, customers will receive a free
taco coupon.
"Through my foundation and great organizations like Boys &
Girls Clubs of America, I have witnessed incredible success stories
where youth programs play life-saving roles keeping at-risk teens on
track," said Mark Wahlberg. "I'm proud to team up with the Taco Bell
Foundation for Teens and its Graduate to Go initiative to help more
young people earn their diplomas and realize their dreams."
Graduate To Go is a long-term effort to raise awareness of the
high-school dropout crisis and encourage teens to get their diploma.
The initiative funds real-world experiences, such as job training and
college preparation, proven to motivate teens to stay in school.
"Our new partnership with Mark Wahlberg and his foundation
is a natural fit given our shared commitment to help teens graduate to
a better life," said Bob Fulmer, Executive Director of the Taco Bell
Foundation for Teens. "Our goal through the Graduate to Go initiative
is to reach 100,000 teens annually through real-world experiences and
help cut the high'school dropout rate in half by 2018."
The Public Service Announcement (PSA) takes place in a high
school where Wahlberg interacts with students in a classroom, by the
lockers and in a gym, reinforcing the importance of being involved.
Entitled "The Power of One," the spot was directed by acclaimed film
director David O Russell, who has worked with Wahlberg on four
movies including the upcoming feature film The Figher to be released
later this year. Wahlberg delivers startling statistics about teen
dropout rates and provides a compelling message about how one per-
son can make a difference in a teen's life. The spot urges viewers to
support the graduation initiative through the Taco Bell fundraiser. In
addition to the national TV and online PSA, there also are radio spots
and poster displays in participating Taco Bell restaurants nationwide.
Studies have shown that reducing the number of dropouts by
50 percent for this single high school class would result in tremendous
economic benefits to the Jacksonville region. This single class of new
graduates would likely earn as much as $48 million in combined earn-
ings in the average year compared to their likely earnings without a
diploma. Moreover, increased earnings would likely allow these grad-
uates to spend an additional $36 million and invest an additional $13
million during the average year.
"Reducing the dropout rate makes sense for individual stu-
dents, but it also makes strong economic sense for the nation," said
Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and for-
mer governor of West Virginia. "For example, cutting the dropout rate
in half in the nation's fifty largest cities each year would result in $4.1
billion in additional earnings, 30,000 additional jobs, and $5.3 billion
in economic growth. That's an economic stimulus package that every-
one should be able to get behind."
In addition to the annual national fundraiser and local grant
giving, the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens will look to partner with
other like-minded groups and corporations to provide real experiences
such as job training and college preparation for teens to stay engaged
in school and prepare for their future.
Since 1995, the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and its sup-
porting programs have helped more than 500,000 teens stay in school
and on the path to graduation through its national partnership with
Boys & Girls Clubs of America and affiliation with other non-profit
organizations. The Taco Bell Foundation for Teens is the largest teen
program donor to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, giving more than
$28 million to support teen programming since 1995. In addition, the
Taco Bell Foundation for Teens provides grants to other worthy pro-
grams designed to help teens stay in school and on the path to gradu-


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