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Florida star
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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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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African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )


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- .

Record Information

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
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oclc - 02261130
notis - ADA9536
lccn - sn 83045218
issn - 0740-798X
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Mother Dies after Loss of Heroic Only Son
~ Corey Hunter (Chilly), a military
,,l: veteran and a City of Jacksonville
Fs ,, Parks and Recreation Department
employee, was well respected and
~., .,. loved. He died on Sunday,
SSeptember 12 after jumping into a
retention pond to save his 8-year-old
niece. The child did not drown but
S Corey, who could not swim, did not
Make it. He was at the pond with his
Sson and niece, doing what he
Corey D. Hunter,38 Karolyn Hunter, 64 enjoyed the most, being with the
Five days after his death, his mother, Karolyn Hunter, was on the way to the funer-
al home to visit her only son, when she died of an apparent heart attack.
Many said that Hunter would do anything to help a child. Losing his life to do so,
proved that was true. Others said he was "a mama's boy" and that too was apparent-
ly true so she truly could not live without him.
Bishop Eddie Long Accused by 3
i Some heard the news that three males filed a law-
suit in DeKalb County, Georgia, claiming that their
pastor and mentor, Bishop Eddie Long, abused his
spiritual authority to seduce them with cars, money,
clothes, jewelry, international trips and access to
celebrities. Bishop Eddie Long is pastor of New Birth
Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, with
a membership of around 25,000. Long was appointed
pastor of the church in 1987. At that time, the church
had about 150 members.
The Rev. Bernice King, youngest daughter of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr., is a clergy at the church. Her
mother's homegoing service was held there where
Bishop Eddie LongBishop Long was able to host many prominent
The three men, who have all given their names, and one provided the picture above
as evidence of some of the bishop's behavior. Bishop Long is standing in front of a
mirror taking his own picture. According to the report, the picture was sent to the
young man to encourage a sexual engagement. Other say it was sent to show the
man that with proper exercise, he could get that look.
Even though the suits have been filed, all of the men were above Georgia's legal
age of 15, for consensual sex, therefore, no criminal charges can be filed.
Bishop Long said he will talk to his congregation on Sunday as his first public
appearance regarding the matter. He is known for his dislike of homosexual behav-
ior and strong opposition to same sex marriage.

Annual Balloon Fest
River Region
Human Services
held their Second
Annual Balloon
Fest on Thursday
Where more than
150 attended.
Dr. Derya
Williams, CEO,
S/ told the group that
s they have served
Derya Wiilliams, CEO and newest 17,489 individuals
board member, Dr. Richard Danford through prevention,
762 through inter-
vention and 3,551 through treatment services.
The Balloon Fest is held to help raise monies for this
non-profit organization. Those in attendance pick a
balloon'and contribute according to the color codes
posted on the place cards. She said the event is a cele-
bration, it's a testimony that change does occur. When
you pick a balloon you signify treatment works, pre-
vention is occurring and interventions make a differ-
Picking a balloon is working with that agency which
is committed to serve to make Jacksonville a better
place for a mother who has been abused, an infant born
drug free, a kid in school who needs to be heard, dis-
placed individuals, those who are homeless, or an eld-
erly who just can't his/her medicine right.

Rapper Found
in Creek

Joseph "Coleon" Kates, 19
Friends say Joseph
"Coleon" Kates had
changed his life and was
now a mentor to kids like
him who had been born
into a cycle of drugs,
gangs and violence. He
was pursuing a career as
a rapper and was working
with 'at risk' kids by
joining his brother at
juvenile correctional
But Sunday, his body
was found floating in
Pottsburg Creek. Many
mourn and question his

Georgia-Florida Obamacare Benefits
Legend Passed Effective September 23

S. The Affordable Care Act
was signed by President
Obama on March 23, 2010.
SAn appeal to stop health care
Sf for Americans was filed on
Sthe same day, led by
Florida's Attorney General
..B oBill McCollum who sought
to become the state's gover-
Alphonso West, 89 nor, joined with the "party of no" (GOP and the Tea
Alphonso West, well Party) against an affordable health care plan.
known businessman and On September 22, President Obama marked the six
owner of Alphonso West month anniversary by meeting with Americans across
Mortuary for the past 22 the country who will benefit from the new law.
years with more than 60 Details of the Patient's Bill of Rights and examples of
years in the business, how it has already helped are included here so that all
departed this life on can see and wonder why, the party of no does not wish
September 17, surround- this bill of rights for citizens. Obamacare A-7
ed by his family.
Born in Thomson, GA, Nix Amendments 5 & 6
he later relocated to Launched
Jacksonville and graduat-nc ed
ed from Stanton High Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL) and
School in 1939. Congressman Mario Diax-Balart (R-FL) joined hands
Mr. West was very Monday in Tallahassee in an effort to stop
active in the community, Amendmentss 5 & 6 from passing in the November
returning after serving in election.
WWII. He was a member "These Amendments are nothing more than a deceit-
of Bethel Baptist ful attempt to turn the clock back to the days before
Institutional Church, 1992 when Florida did not have any African-American
FlaJax, National Postal representation in Congress, and I had to battle with the
Alliance, and courts to obtain congressional districts that could be
Independent Funeral occupied by minorities. Clearly, given that minorities
Directors Association. make up more than one-third of the state of Florida's
He leaves his loving population, I see any attempt to decrease our political
wife of 63 years, a son, representation oni a state or federal level as a serious
daughter, grand and' civil rights issue forth state," said the congresslady.
great-grandchildren, a Congressman Diaz-Balart said "These Amendments
sister, niece and many are deceptive and misleading to voters, and are an
friends and relatives:' attempt at sabotaging the ability of minorities to elect
Mr. West's celebration candidates of their choice." "..It is a shame that poli-
of life was on Friday, tics has gotten in the way of fair judgment." The group
September 24, 2010. said they will begin a strong campaign immediately, to
get the voters to see the harm these Amendments can

JJ Jr.'s Affair More Blacks on TV

Jesse Jackson,
Jr. records are
S. b e in g
researched to
et see what rela-
tionship he
had with for-
mer Illinois
Congressman Jesse mr Illinois
Jackson, Jr. Blagojevic
in an effort to get President Obama's
seat. Something was discovered but it
was not about the former governor.
Receipts were found where Jackson
had purchased tickets for a blonde
Washington, D. C. restaurant hostess,
Giovana Huidobro whom Jackson
allegedly flew from D.C. to Chicago
many times.
Jackson's wife presently is an alder-
man in Chicago. It is rumored that she
may run for mayor. Neither wishes to
discuss the blonde but Jackson has not
denied his involvement.

It's about making the money and a lot is
riding on Boris Kodjoe and Gugu
Mbatha-Raw, and the new NBC spy
series, "Undercovers.
This is one of the few series to begin
with African Americans in lead roles.
UnderCovers is a series about a domes-
ticated husband and wife who are re-acti-
vated as CIA agents after years of retire-
ment. With their new, yet old positions,
they discover things about each other
they never knew but, they seem to work
well together in a hostile environment.
The show will air on Wednesdays.

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One Nation Working Together supporters demand from political, business and civic
leaders A Plan for A New Economy based on secure jobs, justice and quality public edu-
cation. This plan includes at least one million new jobs now including green jobs, extend-
ed unemployment support, paid sick days and family leave for all workers, fixing the
broken immigration system, extending civil and human rights protections to all, ending
racial profiling, curbing re-segregation attempts, completing the promise of health care
reform with the public option, and ensuring that all people have access to affordable,
high quality public education from pre-school through college.
Highlights of the One Nation Working Together Plan for a New Economy
We the Americans of One Nation Working Together commit to help turn our coun-
try around and refocus on:
* Good jobs: One million new jobs now. Jobs where each voice and lifestyle are
respected. Every working American is able to share fairly in the wealth he or she helps
create, is able to live in a safe community and to care for her or his family.
* A fair chance for everyone to live the American Dream. Every American, regard-
less of race, class, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religious background, beliefs
or heritage can have the opportunity to fulfill his or her potential and live in dignity.
* Excellent quality education from pre-kindergarten through college that is accessible
and affordable to most families.
* In America that works for us all: So that no matter what happens, the basics of life-
food, shelter, medical care and education -- are never denied.

"With the 10-2-10 march, we are serving notice to Congress," says Weingarten. "We will
march on October 2 and we will march again on November 2 into the voting booths."
"We need and expect decisive leadership to overcome this country's urgent challenges.
We in One Nation Working Together are ready to do our part."

For additional information, please visit: www.onenationworkingtogether.org.
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Hundreds of thousands of people from all backgrounds, faiths, heritage, identities and hues from across America
have put aside their differences and come together as a united voice for jobs, justice and education. Committed to
Putting America Back to Work and Pulling America Back Together, One Nation Working Together supporters will
march on Washington Saturday, October 2 at noon at the Lincoln Memorial to refocus national priorities on invest-
ments in America's people.
"One Nation Working Together is a movement of everyday people," says Benjamin Todd Jealous, president of the
NAACP, "who are marching on 10-2-10 along with human and civil rights organizations, unions and trade associa-
tions, youth and student groups, faith, educational, environmental, peace, gender and identity rights groups, and
hundreds of other groups. We are making a direct demand to reclaim our fundamental right to the American
Dream. We are holding our representatives in Washington accountable for re-focusing national priorities on what is
important the people, "he explains.
To highlight the urgency of the One Nation Working Together movement, consider the figures released by the US
Census Bureau yesterday showing that one in seven Americans that's 45.6 million people lives in poverty in the
United States. This is the third consecutive year of increases. African Americans saw an increase from 24.7% to
25.85%, and Hispanics living in poverty jumped from 23.2% to 25.3%.
As Janet Murguia, president of National Council of La Raza, makes clear: One Nation Working Together is an
unprecedented coalition with an urgent mission. "We have been able to bring together groups and individuals who
have never worked together before because we all share the common need for more and secure jobs now, equal jus-
tice for every person in this country, and access to high quality public education for all children."
Representing the true majority in America, the One Nation Working Together movement aims to recommit every
person in the United States to the principles that this nation was founded upon: life, liberty and the pursuit of hap-
piness. This means that every person who wants to work should have a secure job with a living wage, equal protec-
tion under the law, and access to a quality public education for all children, from pre-school through college or tech-
nical school.
"As a nation, we need to move beyond divisive politics and work together to address issues such as the deepening
jobs crisis, a broken immigration system, struggling public education systems and environmental disasters." says
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, "A robust economy, good jobs and strong public
schools go hand in hand. To accomplish these goals, we all must work together-elected officials, community lead-
ers, educators, parents, the business community our young people-to strengthen public education and other insti-
"America's competitive edge in the world economy and the ability of working people to compete and qualify for
good jobs are inextricably linked with educational opportunity," Weingarten continues, "Our strength as a people
and a nation will depend on how well we invest in our children."
Max Love, a sophomore at University of Wisconsin- Madison from Lodi, Wisconsin, tells his story of supporting the
goals of One Nation Working Together: "Every American counts. As a country, we no longer invest in the future of
our people as we should. Students struggle to stay in school because they cannot afford rising tuition, and when they
do graduate they are jobless with a ton of debt. Students in Wisconsin and elsewhere have had enough. We are par-
ticipating because it is my dream and my tomorrow that is at stake." Love represents the United States Students
In recent weeks, local coalitions from Boston to the Bay Area have been hosting events and mobilizing residents to
march on Washington and to pledge support for One Nation Working Together. Examples of local efforts include a
blog mobile that will depart California around September 24 driving across the country to the march on Washington,
staffed by citizen bloggers who will capture stories of real people working together for more jobs, justice and quality
public education; jobs fairs in Texas that attracted thousands of people, affordable housing rallies, a Wall Street rally
with 200 people, parades, and dozens of news conferences and special events held at venues such as community col-
leges, organizing meetings, town hall meetings, tailgate and house parties, prayer breakfasts, voter registration drives
i and news conferences, to name a few.


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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services

AT THE CROSS, Saturday, October 23, 2010 from
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Will you join us for an intense
men's only event centered on the call to discipleship?
You won't leave wondering what's next! You will leave
with a renewed passion to see men know Christ, fami-
lies come together, churches under the leadership of
God fearing men and workplaces impacted for the glory
of God! Discipleship is becoming a way of life for hun-
dreds of men across the country! Check out our sessions
for teen guys as well! Cost: $29 individual/ $19 mili-
tary/ $10 students. Featured speakers: Joe White, Rick
Rigsby, Ted Cunningham; Featured artist: Chris Julian,
David Cobb and Bill Hackworth.
34th Annual Sunday Promotion Day which will be
held on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 6:30pm. at the
church. Our guest dynamic speaker will be Sis. Saundra
Waldrop of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, who will speak
on the theme: "Growing In Christian Knowledge
Through The Scriptures" II Peter 3:18. Also, We will be
featured with our guest soloist, Bro. Frank Humphrey
of Mt. Vernon Bapt. Church. The public is invited to
come celebrate with us this bless milestone of thirty
four years learning the word of God through sunday
school. The church is located at 3731 Moncrief Rd. in
Jacksonville. For more information, call the church at
(904) 768-7624.
Herman St., will host Gospel Fest 2010, Sunday,
September 26, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Featured Guest: The Scott Family, Anointed Sisters of
Praise, The Sons of Harmony, Tears of Joy, The
Spiritualists, Rejoice, New Creation, Deacon Willie
Kirkland, Men of Praise, Elder David Scott, and The
Miracles. For more information, contact Sis. Jeanette
Scott at (904) 520-9881 or Bro. Robert Woodard at
(904) 534-1825.
CHURCH, presents Male Cook-Off Taster's Fair.
Prepared by St. Paul's Men will be available for sam-
pling during a "taster's fair." A few of the special deli-
cacies that will be prepared are as follows: Best Ribs in
Town, Smoking' Collards, Daddy's Peach Pie, Cajun
Pasta Delight, Sweet Potato Surprise, Food for the Soul
and Mouth Watering Deserts. Winners in the cook-off
will place in the first, second and third position. The
public, friends and Women of Allen of other churches
are invited to the taste and judge gourmet dishes. This
event will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in
the J.M. Proctor Development Center on Saint Paul's
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Bessie Harper Arline
100th Birthday Celebration
Bessie Harper Arline, born September 23 1910 cele-
brated her 100th Birthday
at The Mandarin Senior
Center on September 18
2010. She was born in
Oscilla, Ga., and raised in
Tiffton, Ga to Joe and
Maude Harper. She mar-
ried on April 11, 1929 to
Willie Arline for 75 years.
He passed on August 31,
2000 at the age of 95. They
had 7 children, 3 daughters and 4 sons of which 2
daughters have passed. She was a homemaker and
Seamstress. She is a member of Second Missionary
Baptist Church and have been there most of her adult
life. Her key to a long life is, Trust in God and leave
everything to Him.
CampuS. The location is 6910 New Kings's Rd. Tasting
is slated to take place from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
The Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II is the pastor of St.
Paul. Please contact the church at 764-2755 for addi-
tional information.
ISTRIES INTERNATIONAL invites you to our "First
Lady Love Day." This event will take place at The
Temple located at 2971 Waller St., Jacksonville, FL on
September 26, 2010. We hopeto see you there at 11:00
a.m. during Morning Worship.
CHURCH, 1365 Harrison St. Dr. Richard R. Russ-
Pastor Musician Appreciation: For there thoughtful-
ness, dedication, and sensational sound that will always
be remembered; we encourage all of you to come out
and celebrate with us on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at
4:00 p.m. as we honor our beloved Dea. Grady Cull,
Dea. Marvel Drayton, Bro. Tocorey Johnson, Bro.
Maylon Lewis, and Bro. Nathaniel Wade. For more info
contact: Sis. Nicolla Mack 904226-6437.
CHURCH DOWNTOWN, Saturday, October 23,
2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Featured speakers are:
Joe White, Rick Rigsby, Ted Cunningham; Featured
artist are: Chris Julian, David Cobb and Bill
Hackworth. Cost: $29 individual, $19 Military, $10 stu-
dents. website:www.menatthecross.com/jacksonville.
Will you join us for an intense men's only event cen-
tered on the call to discipleship? You won't leave won-
dering what's next! You will leave with a renewed pas-
sion to see men know Christ, families come together,
churches under the leadership of God fearing men and
workplaces impacted for the glory of God! Discipleship
is becoming a way of life for hundreds of men across
the country! Check out our sessions for teen guys as
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com

ADAMS, Curtis, 94, died
September 15, 2010.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
BELTON, Zack William,
Jr., 72, died September
15, 2010.
KATES, James Williams,
died September 19, 2010.
McGEE, John Henry,
died Saturday, September
18, 2010.
died September 21, 2010.
OGDEN, James Lee, died
September 17, 2010.
OWENS, Clementine,
died September 21, 2010.
ROBINSON, Roderick,
died September 17, 2010.
SMITH, Teresa Price,

died Thursday, September
16, 2010.
SPANN, Willie J., died
September 16, 2010.
TAYLOR, Daniel Joseph,
died September 16, 2010.
WEST, Alphonso, died
September 17, 2010.
Alphonso West Mortuary,


BRISBON, Shirley, died
September 19, 2010.
HOWARD, William
"Bruce" died September
17, 2010.
MARTIN, Malinda, died
September 18, 2010.
CAMPBELL, Vivian of
Darien, died Friday,
September 17, 2010.


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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning .
Intercessory Prayer...................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church -I -* 7

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

"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
StreetAddress: 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

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's Always Something Happening On The First Coast"

50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration of

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Married September 8, 1960, Dr. Dolores Levy and Edward Hall celebrated 50 years of marriage recently at Greater Refuge Temple with a rededication ceremony conducted by the pastor,
Apostle Gentle L. Groover. Nearly 300 guests attended the ivory and gold celebration with a reception
that follo.,ed at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall.
Daughter-in-law Dr. Audrey Mincey Hall stated, "Emotionally charged; that is how the golden
anniversary celebration of Dr. Dolores Lev, Hall and Mr. Edward Willie Hall would be described From
the entrance of the bride at the vow renewal ceremony to the toast at the reception, family members and
friends alike were mo'ed to tears. Dawned in ivor and gold and simply angelic in her appearance, the
beautiful bride, and her handsome groom of 50 years, strolled down the aisle toward the altar where their
children and grandchildren, dressed most elegantly in
uniform attire, stood to accompany them. The audience
could sense that the romance was still alive as the cou- -
t\ii pie gazed lovingly into each other's eyes and spoke i
sacred vows renewing their life-long commitment to I
their marriage union. j
S. Ms. Yvonne Robinson had this to say, "Upon enter-
ing the sanctuary. I was so impressed with the welcom-
mi ing gestures and the soloist who was singing "In Your
Presence". The program design and church decorations.,
The Halls ,ith their Pastor ] with accents of gold, were so creative and personal; |
Which made me feel so at home and among friends. I
was most touched when the couple received commununion, the Body and Blood of Christ. They still had
that same look thev had for each other w hen I first met them at FAMUi in the 50's." Nicole cee- RonHal. ia Hall Halla DO. Dorian Shani Hilll. Audr.D. Eined d- Hall, D.
Edward R. Hall and his %wife Mrs. Audrey Hall. children Everett, and Adrienne; Darryl R.; n. Adrienne Roni Hall Dalla Shani Hill, Dolores Hall Ed Ed rd ie.
Kelin B Hall, his wife Mrs. Nicole Hall and son Nathaniel; Chad G Hall, and Dr. Tesia Hall-Hill, her
husband Rod Hill, and children Dorian, and Dallas were all in attendance offering words of honor to their parents.
Mrs. Tona Staples sang the 'Lord's Prayer' with passion and fervor and Mrs. Jacquelyn and Dr Timothy Groover, Ms. Angelica Roberts and Gentle Groover, III skillfully performed musical selec-
tions Mrs. Glenda Roberts assisted the family in coordinating this magnificent celebration.
Dr. Timothy Groo\er expressed that he. was truly touched by this fiftieth Wedding Renewal Ceremony. He further stated. "It is this type of event which rarely gets the attention of the press or wide-
spread medial coverage although it is so vital to the preservation of our community. Dr. Groover added that the comments of the children were very impressive".




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Bid Whist Tournament and Lots of Fun on Historic American Beach

By Marsha Phelpts
Brothers Acie Stroughter and Reginald Stroughter
of Jacksonville took home the first place trophies in a
Bid Whist Tournament sponsored by the American
Beach Property Owners' Association, Inc. Other tro- '
phies were awarded to second place winners Vivian -
Hardy and Arva Butler of Fernandina Beach. Helen .
Garland and Katherine Morrison of Jacksonville were
3rd PLACE winners. The American Beach Property
Owners' Association, Inc. will make this an annual
event. American Beach card sharks who organized the
event didn't play in this year's tournament, but will
enter the competition next year. The day long activity
took place in the new American Beach Community
Center. Through out the day players and community Greg and Debra Morrison, Bill and Ann Jennings, Carlton
volunteers dined on delicious fried fish dinners by Ron Jones, Ronald Miller and Jesse Mealing.
Miller. Ann Jennings, Beverly McKenzie and Patricia
Williams aptly added their touch to the home made
potato salad and all the trimmings including fresh peach .
cobbler made by the Soul Food Bistro at The Potters 4
House. p.
The newlywed Chauntel McKenzie McNair ,, -
showed off her culinary skills by baking her specialty a
mouthwatering pound cake. The organizers of this great
community event were, Patricia Williams, Ann and Bill --
Jennings, Ronald Miller and Beverly and Carlton
Rev. Carlton Jones,
President of the ABPOA I,1 4
and the Event's Committee -
members are continuing
with plans for celebrating
the 75th Anniversary of
American Beach all year
long. On September 25
from 5-8 p.m. the
renowned fabric and quilt
artist, Billie McCray will
host a "Fiber Art
Celebration" in honor of
the late MaVynee Betsch,
"The Beach Lady" at the
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African American Community Center, 1600 80 year old Mrs. Juanita
Mermaid Mama Water by Julia Street on American Byrd dancing on her birth-
Billie McCray aka Miss B. Beach. -eriday with a three year old
concert goer.

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In many ways he is just your average
18yr old with a passion for travelling, com-
puter technology, video games, basketball
and is an avid shoe collector, but on the
other hand, Atlanta native Larramie "Doc"
Shaw is anything but average! His grand-
parents pinned the nickname "Doc" on him
after recognizing a special gift in him at an
early age and it stuck. Shaw's career began
as a child model, then on to commercials
and a break in role in the feature film
"Nobody Loves Me." Shaw may be best
known as Malik from the Tyler Perry hit
TBS comedy series "House of Payne."
During 2009, he was nominated for an
"NAACP Image Award" and in the same
year won both the "Young Artist Award"
and a "NAMIC Vision Award" for "Best
Performance in a Comedy" from the show.
Shaw is currently on two Disney shows
simultaneously. For the Disney XD Cable
Channel he plays an overly confident yet
naive Boomer on "Pair of Kings," who has
a twin brother. They both are joint heirs to
the thrown of an Island called Kinkow and
became its co-kings. For the main Disney
Channel show titled "The Suite Life On
Deck," Shaw portrays a teen name Marcus
Little, a former singing sensation whose
career ended when his voice changed and
tries to make a fresh start by studying at
Seven Seas High on The SS Tipton. It is no
secret that landing a Disney role is very dif-
ficult and double that if you are a Black
Afrikan! How did Shaw beat the odds
securing two Disney shows? He laughs,
"Honestly, It's just a blessing and I thank
God. As far as how I got it; It started off
with Mr. Perry and House of Payne in that
they prepped me in the right way and gave



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me the right training to go out there and
pitch myself and sell myself to Disney.
ST H E- When I sent them my first audition, I sent
it on tape and they liked it then asked me
to come out there. As soon as I went in to
L.NETaudition for it, I didn't actually read any-
thing. They asked me what I could bring
to the Disney Channel family. I told them
that I bring somebody that's hard working
that could learn a script in two minutes. If
you need a 30 page script learned in two
9 minutes and be able to give it back to you,
than I can do that. And that is how I pretty
much got on Disney. I went out there and
sold myself from the background that
House of Payne prepped me with and
especially with what Mr. Perry prepped me
When describing how intense the train-
ing from Mr. Perry was, Shaw looks back,
"What most people don't know is that with
House of Payne, we didn't film it in a tra-
ditional Hollywood way filming one
episode. We filmed four to five episodes
per week. So we had to go in there and
know a script on Monday and we had to
shoot it that same day. Then we had a new
script on Tuesday and shot it that day and
so on all week. It was 4 or 5 episodes per
week so when you are going at that pace,
you get accustom to learning a 30 page
script that one day and then at lunch time
at noon, they change it. So the same 30
pages that you started with at 8: AM, at
noon all 30 pages have changed and then
you have to go tape it at 2 o'clock. So you
have to get accustom to it and that's the
.- '. way I was brought up in this business and
that's how I sold Disney."


SEPTEMBER 25, 2010





Obama Care From A-1

A New Patient's Bill of Rights
On September 23, critical new consumer protections in the new law a
Patient's Bill of Rights -- begin to take effect. The Patient's Bill of Rights puts an
end to some of the worst insurance company abuses, and puts consumers, not insur-
ance companies, in control of their health care. These new protections include:
Ban on Discritinating Against Kids with Pre-Existing Conditions: Before
reform, tens of the thousands of-families had been denied insurance each year for
their children because of an illness or condition. Starting September 23rd, plans
cannot discriminate against kids with pre-existing conditions. In 2014, no one
seeking coverage can be discriminated against because of a preexisting condition.
Up to 72,000 uninsured children are expected to gain coverage by banning insurers
from refusing them coverage due to a pre-existing condition. Coverage for up to
90,000 children will no longer exclude benefits because of a pre-existing condition.
Ban on Insurance Companies Dropping Coverage: Before. reform, insur-
ance companies could cancel your coverage when you got sick and needed it most
because of a simple mistake on your application. Starting September 23rd, insur-
ance companies are banned from cutting off your coverage due to an unintentional
mistake on your application. Approximately 10,700 people's coverage, whose cov-
erage is dropped each year because they get sick or make a technical mistake on
their application, will be protected under the new law.
Ban on Insurance Companies Limiting Coverage: Before reform, cancer
patients and individuals suffering from other serious and chronic diseases were
often forced to limit or go without treatment because of an insurer's lifetime limit
on their coverage. Starting September 23rd, insurance companies can no longer put
a lifetime limit on the amount of coverage they provide, so families can live with
the security of knowing that their coverage willethere when they need it most. Up
to 20,400 people who typically hit their lifetime limits on the dollar amount that can
be spent on coverage, along with the nearly 102 million enrollees who have policies
with lifetime limits, will no longer have to worry about hitting their benefits caps.
The use of annual dollar limits will be restricted, and in 2014will be banned com-
pletely. By 2013, up to 3,500 people will gain coverage as a result of the ban on
annual limits that insurers impose on nearly 18 million people today.
Ban on Insurance Companies Limiting Choice ofDoctors: Before reform,
insurance companies could decide which doctor you could go to. Starting
September 23rd, if you purchase or join a new plan you have the right to choose
our own doctor in your insurer network. Up to 88 million people willbenefit from
he provision that protects primary care provider choice by 2013.
Ban on Insurance Companies Restricting Emergency Room Care: Before
reform, insurance companies could limit which emergency room you could go to or
charge you more if you went out of network. Starting September 23rd, if you pur-
chase or join a new plan those plans are banned from charging more for emergency
services obtained out of network. Up to 88 million people will benefit from this
Guarantee You a Right to Appeal: Before reform, when insurers denied you
coverage or restricted your treatment, you were left with few options to appeal.
Starting September 23rd, if you purchase or join a new policy, you will be guaran-
teed the right to appeal insurance company decisions to an independent third party.
Up to 88 million people will benefit from the new appeals process provisions by
Covering Young Adults on Parent's Plan: Starting September 23rd, young
adults will be allowed to remain on their parent's plan until their 26th birthday
unless they are offered coverage at work. Up to 2.4 million young adults, up to 1.8
million who are uninsured and nearly 600 000 who purchase coverage in the indi-
vidual market, could gain coverage through their parents.
Covering Preventive Care With No Cost: Starting September 23rd, if you

join or purchase a new plan, you will receive recommended preventive care with no
out-of-pocket cost. Services like mammograms, colonoscopies, immunizations pre-
natal and new baby care will be covered and insurance companies will be prohibit-
ed from charging deductibles, co-payments or co-insurance. Up to 88 million peo-
ple will have access to preventive care with no out of pocket costs.
Six Months of Progress
In addition to implementing the Patient's Bill of Rights, the Obama Administration
has worked to deliver other benefits of reform to the American people. In the last
six months, the Administration has:
Fought Waste, Fraud andAbuse: The Affordable Care Act includes robust
hew tools that will help fight fraud and protect taxpayer dollars. Using these new
tools, HHS Secretary Katileen Sebelius has pledged to cut Medicare s error rate
(the percentage of claims paid inappropriately) in half by 2012. A proposed regula-
tion that impements the first round of Affordable Care Act policies to combat
Medicare and Medicaid fraud was issued on September 17.
Helped Fight Premium Increases: The Affordable Care Act also includes
critical new resources and authorities to crack down on unjustified rate hikes.
Today, 46 states are using resources under the new reform law to pass or strength-
en premium rate review laws which will have a significant impact on keeping year-
to-year increases in premiums low. In a number of states (Cali ornia,
Massachusetts, Maine) regulators have already reviewed and rejected these pro-
posed increases. We expect this pattern to continue. The Administration has also
een working on rules that require insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent
of premium dollars on health care instead of overhead, salaries or administrative
expenses, in 2011. If they fail to do so, they will be required to provide rebates to
Offered Support for Small Businesses: Under the Affordable Care Act, up
to 4 million small businesses nationwide could qualify for a small business tax cred-
it this year, which will provide a total of $40 billion in relief for small firms over the
next 10 years. Small businesses have been notified of these tax credits and can make
plans knowing the credits will help bring down their health care costs.
Helped Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable: More than 1 million
seniors who have fallen into the prescription drug coverage gap known as the donut
hole have received $250 rebate checks. The checks are the first step toward closing
the donut hole in 2020.
Launched a New Website to Make it Easier to Find Coverage: On July 1,
the Administration launched www.HealthCare.gov. www.Healthcare.gov is a new,
easy to use website that helps consumers take control of their health care and make
the choices that are right for them by putting the power of information at their fin-
gertips. The website is the first of its kind to bring information and links to health
insurance plans and other coverage options to one place, making it easier for con-
sumers to learn about their insurance options. The site includes extensive, easy to
understand information about patients' rights how to navigate the current insurance
market, and how the Affordable Care Aci will help them. A Spanish language ver-
sion www.CuidadodeSalud.gov was launched on September 8, and additional
pricing information will be added on October 1.
Started Covering Individuals With Pre-Existing Conditions: On July 1, the
Administration announced the establishment of the Pre-Existing Condition
Insurance Program to provide coverage for eligible Americans who have been unin-
sured for six months because of a pre-existing condition. Coverage started in 47
states by August, and will be provided in all states by the end of September.
Provided Employers Support to Cover Early Retirees: On August 31, the
Administration announced that over 2 000 employers and unions across all fifty
states had been approved to receive help to pay for their early retirees' health care
through the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program. This program will help many older
Americans, who are not yet eligible for Medicare, continue to have quality afford-
able coverage through their employer.

Public Notice

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meeting Scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. The
meeting will be held at 4070 Boulevard Center Drive 4500 Building, Suite 200,
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More than 120,000 claim payments totaling over $375 million have already gone to people
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BP has also given grants of $87 million to the states to help tourism recover and bring people
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One Church One Chi ld'' Prayer Brea

By Yvonne Brooks F
Photos by Frank M. Powell, III of The Florida Star
One Church One Child (OCOC) held it's first
Winning Team Adoption Bteakfast on Friday,
September 17, 2010 at EverBank Field (Jaguars
Stadium) at 7:30 a.m.
One Church One Child of Florida, Inc. is a private,
non-profit corporation dedicated to statewide adoption
promotion for African American children waiting in
foster care.
The mistress of ceremonies was Dawn Lopez of
TV-47 and the keynote speaker was Senator Tony Hill.
Father George Clements, the founder of OCOC was in .
attendance as well. Father Clements, a Roman Catholic -- i
priest, made history in 1981 by becoming the first
Catholic priest to adopt children.
Rev. Al Williams, OCOC recruitment Coordinator, Dawn Lopez, Channel 47Anchor
Jim Adams CEO of Family Support Services, Gordon
Johnson, Co-Founder of OCOC, Rev. Dr. Gary
Williams of First Baptist Church of Mandarin and Rev.
Mark Griffin of Wayman Chapel and Judge David
Gooding, Jacksonville Buffalo Soldiers (BSMC) were
in attendance as were some of the children currently up
in foster care.
The adoption prayer breakfast was a kickoff event
to inform churches of the opportunity to partner with
OCOC. OCOC is located at 2514 Van Gundy Rd.,
Jacksonville, FL (904) 764-3770.

Keynote Speaker Seanator Tony Hill and Terri Stepter.

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

The Durkeeville Historical Society -Fund Raising, Fish Fry and Book Sale
Saturday September 25 ,2010, 11am to 3pm, 1293 W. 19th Street, Jacksonville,
Florida 32209. The center will be open for tours during this time. For directions
please call 904-598-9567

5th Annual Boys2Men Symposium and Basketball Game A collaboration of
many Jacksonville nonprofit agencies and organizations, along with several of
Jacksonville's key community leaders, sponsors this event. This year's Symposium
will be held Saturday, October 2 from 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Police Athletic
League (PAL), 2165 West 33rd Street, Jacksonville, Florida, 32209.
The Boys2Men Rites of Passage of Manhood Ceremony and the much anticipat-
ed Boys2Men Celebrity Basketball Game will immediately follow the symposium.
The theme for this year's free Symposium is: Bring Your "A" Game. For more reg-
istration or sponsorship information contact Brandi Williamson at (904) 521-6416

Free. Cholesterol and Diabetes Screenings offered from 11:00 am 4:00 pm
October 6 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, Winn-Dixie Pharmacy 1209 Atlantic Blvd,
Neptune Beach,FL. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-

The 9th Annual Florida Black Expo, on October 8-9 in Jacksonville, Florida.
The theme this year is "Faith, Family and Fun". Florida Black Expo 2010 will
feature over 200 exhibitors and attracting over 18,000 visitors.
This family-oriented presentation exposes the community to business opportuni-
ties and cultural resources. Florida Black Expo 2010 includes the following: sem-
inars, workshops, health fair, hair competition, vendors, national guest speakers,
national recording artists, live entertainment, youth activities (Kid Zone) food
vendors, local talent on local stage and more. For more information call: 904-727-
7451 or 800-419-2417.

The Super Scientific Circus.
The Super Scientific Circus starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime, proves that sci-
ence can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of
Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills that could involve everything
from boomerangs, bubbles and beach balls, to bull whips, and magic to introduce
the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air
pressure, and ultraviolet light. Super Scientific Circus comes to Jacksonville's
Wilson Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, October 16th at 1:30 p.m. and
4:30 p.m.

JACKSONVILLE, FL- The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) is
emphasizing the importance of protection against mosquito-borne diseases after
laboratory tests confirmed a 45-year-old female Duval County resident had been
hospitalized for West Nile Virus Disease The individual has since recovered from
the illness. This is the first confirmed human case in the county since 2005.
West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne illness. It is not spread from person
to person. The symptoms of West Nile Virus include, fever, rash, headache,
fatigue, weakness and dizziness. There is no specific medication or vaccine for
West Nile Virus. Residents experiencing symptoms common to West Nile Virus
should call their healthcare provider to see if they need to be seen. Physicians
should contact DCHD if they suspect an individual may have a mosquitoborne ill-
DCHD advises the public to remain diligent in protecting themselves from
mosquito bites by following the 5Ds:
Dusk and Dawn Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are biting.
Dress Wear clothing that covers most of your skin.
DEET Use repellents containing 30% DEET. Other effective mosquito repel
lents include picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, permethrin arid IR 3535.
Apply to bare skin and clothing.
Drainage Check around your home to rid the area of standing water, which is
where mosquitoes can lay their eggs.
Tips on Repellent Use
Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before applying a
* Products with concentrations of up to 30% DEET are generally recommended.
Mosquito repellents containing picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535 can
also be applied directly on skin. Permethrin can be used on clothing.
* In protecting children, make sure the repellent is appropriate. DEET is not rec-
ommended on children younger than 2 months old.. Infants should be kept
indoors or mosquito netting should be used over carriers when outside.
* Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent
first totheir own hands and then transfer it to the child's skin and clothing.
Apply insect repellent to exposed skin or onto clothing, but not under clothing.
Do not apply repellent to the eyes or mouth, cuts, wounds or irritated skin.
Tips on eliminating breeding sites
* Clean out leaves, troughs and gutters.
* Use screens on doors and windows. Repair broken screening on windows, doors,
porches, and patios.
* Do not allow water to collect in garbage cans.
* Remove old tires or drain tires used in playground by drilling holes in them.
* Turn over or remove empty pots.
* Pick up all beverage containers and cups after use.
* Check tarps on boats or other equipment that may collect water.
* Pump out bilges on boats.
* Replace water in birdbaths and pet or other animal feeding dishes at least once
a week.
* Change water in plant trays, including hanging plants, at least once a week.
* Remove vegetation or obstructions in drainage ditches that prevent the flow of

For more information on mosquito-borne illnesses, visit the DOH
Environmental Health website at
To request City of Jacksonville Mosquito Control to inspect or spray your
property or neighborhood contact 630-CITY (2489) and an operator will assist

By Ulysses W. Wafkins. Jr., M.D.

DEFINITION: An infection in a wound or injury that
causes severe muscle spasms. Tetanus is not contagious
from person to person.
BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Injured tissue: muscles
throughout the body, especially the jaw, neck. back and
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages.
Stiffness in the jaw.
Muscle pain, irritability and frequent, severe spasms.
Severe swallowing difficulty.
Difficulty using chest muscles to breathe.
Fast pulse.
Profuse sweating.
CAUSES: Bacteria ((Clostridium tetani) that are present almost everywhere-
especially in soil, manure or dust. Bacteria may enter through any break in the
skin, including burns and puncture wounds. Toxins produced by the bacteria
travel to nerves that control muscle contraction, producing muscle spasms and
Diabetes mellitus.+
Adults over 60.
Lack of up-to-date tetanus immunizations.
Warm, humid weather.
Crowded or unsanitary living conditions, especially newborn infants born
to non-immunized mothers.
Use o street drugs administered with unclean needles and syringes.
Burs, surgical wounds and skin ulcers.
HOW TO TREAT: Obtain tetanus immunizations. These consist of 3 immu-
nization shots, starting at 2 months of age with boosters at 18 months. 5 years.
10 years and every 10 years afterwards. An additional booster shot may be nec-
essary at the time of injury. Private doctors or local health departments may
provide immunizations at little or no cost.
Your own observation of symptoms.
Medical history and physical exam by a doctor.
Laboratory blood and culture studies.
Doctor's treatment.
Hospitalization in quiet, dark room.
Treating may include the use of breathing tubes, a respirator, intravenous
fluid support, and medications.
Surgery to remove infected tissue.
* Pressure sores.
* Irregular heartbeat.
* Respiratory paralysis and death.
PROBABLE OUTCOME: The death rate from tetanus is 50%. With early
diagnosis and treatment, however, full recovery is likely. Allow 4 weeks for
GENERAL MEASURES: Provide the patient with reassurance and psycholog-
ical support. Despite the seriousness of tetanus, patients are usually conscious.
MEDICATIONS: Your doctor may prescribe
* Antitoxins to neutralize the nerve toxin.
* Muscle relaxants to control spasms.
* Sedatives to relieve anxiety.
* Anticonvulsants for seizures.
* Antibiotics for infections.
ACTIVITY: During hospitalization, bed rest is necessary with as little distur-
bance as possible. During recovery, activities should be resumed gradually.
DIET: During hospitalization, intravenous fluids will be necessary because of
swallowing difficulty.
You have symptoms of tetanus or observe them in someone else. Call
immediately. This is an emergency.
* You or someone in your family needs basic or booster tetanus imnuniza-
* You have a puncture wound or injury that breaks the skin, and you have
not had an immunization or booster in 5 years.

Hello everyone, everybody wants abs, today I'm going
,/ to give you som e tips and different exercises to get
Si rstg oall, do some cardio in your home or outside to
try & get a ce sweat up before doing any ab exercises.
1. Lay on back, legs bent at knees with feet flat on the
floor. Hands on temples, raise shoulders about 4 to 5
inches off floor, hold for a second then back to starting
position. Repeat 20 to 30 reps, 5 sets.
2. Lay on back, legs bent at knees with feet flat on floor,
hands placed on temples or behind head. If placed
behind head, do not pull head, your hands are only there
for balance. With your back on the floor, bring your
right elbow up an over to your left knee then back
S|down, next bring your left elbow to your right knee then
back down. You aren't touching the knee, you should
just be bringing your elbow across.go back to starting

position, as you make one cross over to the next. Repeat
30 to 50 reps, 5 sets.
3. Get a straight back chair, sit in chair with feet on
floor, pushed out a little, slight angle bring knees up towards upper body then
back down Repeat 6 to 10 reps 5 sets.
Be careful and seek help if you are
not sure about what to do.

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From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police have found a stolen Florida Highway
Patrol SUV not far from the Northside animal clinic from where it was taken.
There was no immediate word on whether anyone was in custody in con-
nection with the theft.
According to FHP Lt. Bill Leeper, a trooper had taken his K-9 officer at the
clinic for a routine checkup when someone smashed out the back window and stole
the marked Chevy Tahoe.
While the vehicle was locked, the engine was running to keep the vehicle
cool for the dog. "I imagine if the dog was in there, (the thief) wouldn't have taken
it," FHP Lt. Bill Leeper said.
The vehicle was electronically tracked and led officers to Jacksonville's
Eastside. It was actually a call from from an observant sanitation worker who saw
the SUV parked in the carport of a vacant home only blocks from where it had been
stolen that led authorities to it.
Jacksonville police and FHP worked together to recover the vehicle. A
state-issued shotgun and assault rifle that were in the SUV were not taken, but the
license plate was missing off the vehicle.
"Pretty bold, it really is," said Joy Mapson, who lives near where the SUV
was stolen. "People can taken weapons and use them for the wrong reasons. I'm
grateful to God that they found it."
Evidence technicians processed the vehicle hoping to find fingerprints or
other evidence that could lead them to whomever stole the cruiser.

Narcotics Organization Leader Faces Minimum
Mandatory Sentence Of 15 Years In Prison

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- A Putnam County man revealed as the leader
of a multi-person narcotic organization pleaded guilty Wednesday to a minimum
mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison.
Deputies said Johnny Atkinson led the organization, which they said
included his mother, Julie Finley, who is also awaiting the outcome of her pending
criminal charges.
Sheriff Jeff Hardy released a statement saying, "This case is another exam-
ple of the struggles our communities face on a daily basis with this influx of pre-
scription medication abuse and doctor shopping. The Putnam County Sheriffs
Office maintains a steadfast approach in identifying these organizations, arresting
the persons responsible and assisting the state attorney's office with prosecuting
these offenders to the fullest extent of the law."
Atkinson was charged with sale and delivery of oxycodone, trafficking in
oxycodone, introduction of contraband into a correctional facility and conspiracy
to distribute trafficking amounts of oxycodone.
If taken to trial and convicted of all of the charges, Atkinson was facing a
minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years in state prison. Deputies said over-
whelming evidence into Atkinson's criminal activity resulted in him taking the 15-
year plea deal offered by prosecutors.
Deputies said the narcotic investigation surrounding Atkinson continues as
four other people have been charged and are awaiting the outcome of their charges.
To date, numerous items have been seized by the Putnam County Sheriffs Office
as a result of this criminal enterprise and include two vehicles, a boat, high-end
electronics, jewelry, U.S. currency and other items of value.

A Game Of Dice

Leads to Murder

Police say it happened over a game of
F' dice 19-year old Zaccheus Whitley is
i',k accused of shooting 20-year old Eric
Burney in late July.


Sheriffs Monthly Messages
Sheriff John H. Rutherford writes a message to the
community each month, letting residents know about
new initiatives, special reports and other topics that
reflect the department's efforts to serve Jacksonville.



AGAIN IN 2010!

You may not have heard this, but
in 2009 we successfully reduced crime in.
Jactsonvllle by 10.5%. If this is the first
time you are learning about this fact, wait
just one minute, because the latest news
is even better...We are on track for
ANOTHER drop in Part I UCR crimes
AGAIN this yedir' That's right. At'the end
of the first half of 2010 (June 30.) rime
,was. down' 11.7% ON TOP OF THE
S I have been your Sheriff for seven
years, and a sworn-police officer here in
Jacksonville- for 35 years, and I cannot
recall us evier_experiencing DOUBLE
ROW. It may not end up being a "historic"
decline but i-for. me and the men and .
:, .. women :of -the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Oc isf s fn tre i enndous. success story,- ,
t e eiot blowing dowrt or resting on our goodonews. We ar-
cogs~ rilyziiig, disp sing and using these:results as h way to CONTINd
UE thhpro no burp pr pesses ahnd', thatt created these dro
i.lart yo te the bold letters uned in th word "we". Because
sJ i 0 mea ar ndthe c vic and lirigious groups that invite
rim t- k to tri ti o of the three remains points .Iemphasize about crime
-reducton in JackWenvile is the. amount of citizen engagement that we codo
tiWi~ te experience since launching Operation Safe Streets in 2006.
k t:e Or:i mhildiE~ lirg hia-e olved 6 4t4hemrenidously in recent years.
Today ietiens a nr s clgahd e-mailing (andrno musly or identifying therm-
sievets)aid a'i i"g; nough -! I am ready ,o.help you catch the bad guy -
he'sthie ane who did lt" Why? Because wtr.men and women are out there
every day, talking to citizens, engaging them in this crusade, going after the
bad guys andworking to solve our problems in the community. Today, it's
Community Prqb!emn Solving.
Work!rig with.you'to help solve the problems that compromise your.
quali tyof ife engenders our people and our cause to'the hardworking men
:ahi idomen' of Jacksnrville who do not want crime in their neighborhood! i
believe that aSmrrre citizens come to work-with us, more of them will trust
that. We.ldowant to prevent crime and intervene in their neighborhood chal-
l ngesi such as poor lighting and broken fences. This is how the trust and
reapect grows, and.so do the tips. And, ultimately, crime goes down.
S .t greatly helps matters that ur State Attorney is working hard to
riake sure cases that should go to trial do, and that people who pose a
threat to others 'are kept in jail until their trials.
How can you be a part of this great decline in crime? How can you.
help us SUSTAIN what might be two back-to-back years of record declines
in criminal incidents in Jacksonville?
Report suspicious activity. A 13-year-old out after curfew with no super-
vision is something we want to know about. A car no one recognizes parked
in front of a neighbor's house for a few days. Call 630-0500 to report non-
With school starting it's very important that parents make it a point to
know their child's friends; where they live; know their parents; know how to
contact neighbors and child's friends' parents. Know where your kids are all
the time and who they are with.
Know their teachers and know the staff at the school. Be active in the
PTA, If your child s having, a challenge with another student, alert the
school. Talk to your kids 'about drugs, bullying, stranger danger and your
family's values. We have free brochures and videos on our website at
www.jaxsherlff.org (click on Community Affairs click on Crime Prevention
RepOrt criminal activity. Even if there is no suspect, you can call 630-
0500 (non emergency) or go online at jaxsheriff.org (Report Crime) and
help us tract what is going on. The faster we hear from you, the more quick-
ly we can deploy officers to problems, and prevent a rash of auto burglaries
from becoming an epidemic, for example.
Join a ShAdCo (Sheriffs Advisory Council). This is really "where the
rubber meets the road" for the 2,700 men and women of this community
Who spend an hour or two each month face-to-face with the police, and dis-
cuss the issues in their neighborhoods. I am continually amazed and
pleased to see the problems that get solved, day in and day out, because
we are communicating with one another and working together to solve and
prevent crime. Call 630-2160 to learn more!
If you live in an apartment community, ask the management if they are
members of our Multi-Unit Crime Free Community program? This is where
criminal conduct is tracked in multi-family housing communities, and people
who repeatedly break the law on the property are evicted and cannot rent
apartments in other CFC certified apartment communities.
Thank you. And if you see one of the men or women of the
Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, please let them know how proud we are of

them! I go to roll calls every quarter to thank them personally, but when it
comes from a citizen we serve, it really means a lot. Of course, without you,
we can't succeed. So to all who have joined us in this good fight We thank


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The Jacksonville Jaguars return home to play the first of four inter-con-
ference games in 2010 as they battle the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sunday is the second of a three-game stretch against 2009 playoff teams
as theJaguars host AFC South foe Indianapolis in week four.
The Jaguars own a 17-11 mark against NFC opponents under
head coach Jack Del Rio since 2003 including a 12-2 mark at

The Jaguars fell to 1-1
with a 38-13 loss last Sunday
at San Diego in a game that
featured nine turnovers
including a franchise-record
o hsix by the Jaguars. The
Jaguars intercepted Philip
al Rivers twice and forced a
.b "It's a little unusual that
Maurice Jones-Drew has had
only 35 carries and no runs
longer than 10 yards. That's "
unusual) "Yeah it is a little
bit, and Rashad (Jennings) is getting some
because Rashad's been a little bit explosive.
We need some explosiveness out of our back-
field. Rashad has been able to get a few uncorked, we'd like to get Maurice
going as well so that's definitely something we'd all benefit from," said Del Rio
of the running game against the Chargers..
The Jaguars won their regular season opener 24-17 over Denver at

home. Garrard is 31 of 44 passing for 343 yards with four
interceptions for an 85.7 passer rating in the
first two games.


touchdowns and four

Mike Thomas (10-132) 1
and Mike Sims-Walker (10-
105, 1 TD) lead the receiving
corps while Maurice Jones-
heads the ground attack. The
SJaguars are tied for sixth in
the NFL with nine plays of
20- plus yards.
LB Daryl Smith, who
has team-high 24 tackles,
leads a Jaguars defense that
has five new starters from a
1 year ago. DE Aaron
Kampman was signed as an
S unrestricted free agent from
S Green Bay and he has registered 14 tackles, eight quarterback
hits and 1.5 sacks in two games.
The defense has five takeaways, the fourth-most in the
AFC, including three interceptions.
The Jaguars have won all three games against the Eagles in the regular
season series including a 13-6 win in 2006 at Philadelphia. The game was the
Jaguars' first trip to Philadelphia since the club's inception in 1995, a span of
12 seasons and 182 games.
Jaguars sign QB Todd Bouman; Place McCown on IR
By: Mike Bonts Writer
Laurence Green Photographer

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." a i ] Chris Hatcher broke a with a home run, giving the Suns a 1-0 win and staring
S- '- yif scoreless ninth inning tie with a a wild on-field celebration at the Baseball Grounds.
leadoff home run, leading the The Suns recorded only two scattered singles in
Jacksonville Suns (81-59 regular the first eight innings of the game without any other
season, 6-2 postseason) to a 1-0 baserunners.
win over the Tennessee Smokies (86-53 regular season, Suns 3B Matt Dominguez and RHS Elih
4-4 postseason) in front of 4,133 at the Baseball Villanueva have been named Florida Marlins Minor
Grounds of Jacksonville for the fifth Southern League League Player & Pitcher of the Month for August 2010
Championship in Jacksonville Suns franchise history. Dominguez hit .307 in 29 games for the Suns.
Suns reliever Sandy Rosario (2-0) dealt a score- scoring 16 runs on 31 hits, including four home runs.
less ninth inning for the winning decision and received Dominguez collected 29 RBI while posting a .387 OBP
a promotion to the Florida Marlins following the game. and .515 SLG. The Marlins' first-round pick from 2007
Smokies reliever Luke Sommer (1-0) gave finished the regular season leading the
up the game-ending home run for the losing Southern League in games played (138).
decision. ,. -. Born in Chatsworth, CA, Dominguez
Jacksonville becomes only the sec- "f attended Chatsworth High School (CA)
ond Southern League city to claim a repeat before being selected by the Marlins in the
Southern League Championship, joining 1 1 2007 Major League Baseball First Year
Montgomery (1972-73, 1975-77, 2006-07). Player Draft.
The championship is the 10th in the 93-sea- Villanueva claimed POM honors for the
son history of professional baseball in the city of second straight month; finishing August with a 3-0
Jacksonville. record and 1.55 ERA over five starts, including a coin-
Suns starting pitcher Jose Rosario dealt six plete-game shutout. He threw 29.0 innings during the
shutout frames, scattering three Tennessee hits with one month, allowing four earned runs on 14 hits, with six
walk and five strikeouts without factoring in the deci- walks and 24 strikeouts, while holding opposing batters
sion. Smokies starting pitcher Craig Muschko allowed to a .143 average.
one hit over seven shutout frames without a walk and six The Marlins' 27th-round pick from the 2008
strikeouts, draft was the regular season ERA leader for the SL
Hatcher was 1-for-27 in the 2010 Southern (2.26), while finishing second in wins (14) and first in
League postseason until leading off the ninth inning complete games (4).

The 10th nationally ranked university ot floria iators
rolled into Tennessee Saturday September 18, 2010 and
handed the Volunteers their second loss of the season
and first SEC loss of the year in front of 102,455 fans
with the game final of 31-17.
The Volunteers took the opening kickoff and
after 3 plays, punted it to the Gators. The Gators, in
turn, had it for 8 plays and were forced to punt. In fact,
the only scoring in the 1st quarter was courtesy of the
Volunteers' kicker, Daniel Lincoln, who booted a 49-
yard field goal with 1:17 left in the quarter.
In the 2nd quarter, the Gators Mike Gillislee
plunged 2-yards with 11:49 on the game clock and with
the Caleb Sturgis point after good, the Gators took this
7-3 lead into the locker room at half time.
In the 3rd quarter, as typical in the other two
Gator wins this season, the offense finally gelled to add
a Caleb Sturgis 44-yard field goal and touchdowns.
courtesy of Frankie Hammond Jr.
S(7-yard bullet from John
w- Brantley) and another 5-yard jog
from Mike Gillislee. The Vols
Syard field goal kick from Daniel
Lincoln in response for a 3rd
quarter score; Gators 24,
Volunteers 10.
Early in the 4th quarter, the Volunteers tried to
make a game of it with a 35-yard strike for a touchdown
from quarterback Matt Simms to Justin Hunter. With
11:24 eft to play, the score was Gators 24; Volunteers

However, me iators
sealed the win with 6:15 left in the game with quarter-
back Trey Burton's Tim Tebow like 2-yard line plunge
to complete the game scoring. The game final: Gators
31; Volunteers 17.
For Gator fans used to their team scoring early
in the game and often, this post Tim Tebow team is a
different "animal". There certainly is the offensive and
defensive potential firepower for Urban Meyer, going 5-
0 over Tennessee for his career and the Gators stretch-
ing their win streak to 11 consecutive true road wins (a
school record) but watching this year's edition of the
Gators, there is not that sense of invincibility as when
Tebow was guiding the squad.
Vol's quarterback Matt Simms summed this
feeling up by saying, ""I'm extremely upset right now at
myself, and we're all upset. We let them go tonight, and
I hope they know that. We definitely could have won
that game.
The Gators (3-0; 1-0 SEC) return to the friendly
confines of The Swamp to host the University of
Kentucky Wildcats (3-0; 0-0 SEC) on September 25,
2009 for the first evening game of the season with the
kickoff slated for 7:00 PM on ESPN. The Wildcats
eked out an opening win against the Louisville
Cardinals (23-16), then dominated Western Kentucky
(63-28) and this past Saturday, spanked Akron (47-10).
This will be the first SEC game for the Wildcats and
should test their mettle against a ranked opponent.
Correspondent: Scott Jurrens
Photographer: Joseph Lorentzson


Division I (FCS) Tennessee Tech took control of
the game early. Lane finished with -23 yards of
total offense and did not have a first down.

South Carolina State at Benedict
(SC HBCU Classic)
Benedict took an early 7-0 lead over Division I
(FCS) South Carolina State. South Carolina
State would score the game's next 27 points, to.
win 61-20.

Kentucky State at Morehouse
Late in the second, Ingram threw his fourth
touchdown of the game, this time finding
Derrick Hector for four yards. Morehouse won
41-25. Ingram threw for 217 yards and five

Clark Atlanta at Miles
Clark Atlanta's Winston Thompson got the
Panthers out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter
with touchdown runs of three and 30 yards.
Clark Atlanta won 35-9 win over Miles.

Albany State at Tuskegee
After a scoreless first quarter, Albany State
would first on a 13-yard touchdown run by
Robert Welton early in the second. Late in the
fourth, running back LiRonnie Davis would add
a 36-yard touchdown to give Albany State a 34-6
win over Tuskegee. Tuskegee's Isaiah Person led
all tacklers with nine.

Stillman at Fort Valley State
In his Fort Valley State debut quarterback
Eugene Smith got off to a hot start. In less than
three minutes, between the end of the first quar-
ter and early in the second, Smith threw three
touchdown passes. FVSU defensive back
Dominique Patterson intercepted a pass and
returned it 59 yards for a touchdown. Fort
Valley State won 56-2. Eugene Smith threw for
230 yards and four touchdowns. Stillman's
Chester Hightower finished with 144 all-purpose
yards. FVSU's Ja'Bios Glen was the game's
leading tackler with eight, including seven solo.





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Parents Access to Digital Tool in DCPS
As a School Technology Contact and a Community Education technology
teacher at Paxon High School for Advanced Studies I try to educate parents concern-
ing this era of digital connection not just for causal social contact in the social media
realm, but in the importance of contact parents need to be with their child's teacher.
Duval County Public Schools has invested millions of dollars in the infrastructure,
implementation and integration (the three I's) of technology and making communi-
cation more efficient and effective for parents to take advantage of digital resources
made available.
The Internet has created a paradigm shift for parents who desire or need reli-
able communication with their child or children's teachers. Digital communication is
becoming more of a luxury, the emersion of ISP (internet service providers), WSP
(wireless service providers) and the availability of handheld communication devices
is common place in our society. People are Twittering, Texting, Facebooking,
Digging, and Calling each other with cell phone technology that was only seen on
The Jetsons, Star Trek and other SciFi shows a few short decades ago.
Now more than ever parents using email and social media tools have the abil-
ity to communicate with teachers on a continuous basis as never before. Libraries,
local colleges, churches and many public schools provide Internet access for free. So
when a parent makes the erroneous statement that they do not have access to the
Internet to check their child's grades, attendance and behavior it brings pause to the
rationalization that with available resources they can check on their child's progress
in school. Digital access studies have shown that more than 60% of homes in the
United States have access to the Internet and growing as more ISP's become avail-
able with wireless access. Parents should not have problems now to communicate
with teachers. School districts like DCPS have taken advantage of the Internet, using
webpage's, blogs, wikis, social media sites and other Internet technologies to allow
parents access to their children or child's academic records current and past.
If parents are still unaware of the availability in the use of technology the use
of the Parent Portal is a website tool for parents/guardians to see individual student
information, including grades, attendance, a school calendar and much more. The
access to the online Gradebook section allows parents and students instant access to
their grades, and saves teachers and administrators time from manually processing
and documenting grades.
To access tools, parents will need to register for a login and password at their
child's school. Parents can access the portal from any computer with direct Internet
access. Some schools have added kiosks for parents who don't have easy access to
Using Facebook & Twitter is very popular with school districts to communi-
cate to their parents and within the community. Join DCPS on Facebook and follow
on Twitter by searching for Duval County Public Schools or DuvalSchools. These
pages are updated regularly with school and district news, emergency messages and
information about current events.
These social media avenues have evolved from just posting information on a
personal level to being used as tools for direct connection with parents and guardians.
DCPS eNews is the district's monthly electronic newsletter containing important
school and district news. The public can Sign up and get connected to the latest
school news and information.
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of delivering messages via telephone to our students and parents. Reminders can be
sent to the registered phone numbers parents use for emergency contact and commu-
nication for schools. Even the digital photo gallery Flickr is used to host district's
photo galleries.
By visiting DCPS website and clicking on the Flickr icon, the community
will have access to online photo albums from school events.
In the support of struggling schools parents have these tools to interact with
teachers to check on their children, if they take advantage of the available technolo-
gy. There are many issues as to why students are struggling especially minority stu-
dents, one problem is parent access to information. If a parent does not know their
child is struggling they cannot help the teacher nor their child. Until parents and stu-
dents start to value education more and take a stand to improve themselves there will
continue to be struggles and challenges. Even at the elementary level where I teach
parents are encouraged to check on their child's grades by using online tools that are
immediate and available 24 hours a day. I update our ParentLink at least twice a week
with reminders, important calendar events and if need be emergency information to
parents and even staff. Duval County Public Schools is a district of approximately
123,000 students and soon over 166
schools. There are challenges, but many challenges can be overcome by proactive
involvement by parents, not reactive when progress reports show failing grades and
behavior challenges.
Our lives and those of our children are forever changed because of the inter-
active web technology that permeates society. We live in a hyper-technology evolu-
tion, communication is not limited to just text any more. The change in the web
comes in the form of the needs of the public for information and parents needs from
Schools are embracing social networks, wikis, blogs, tweets, folksonomies
(bookmarking or tagging information on the web), opened up the flood gates to allow
communication in a two way environment and in some cases instantaneously. Parents
need more than ever to take advantage of access to make sure their children are not
only learning, but make a positive contribution to the learning environment.
Teachers are empowered with tools that many wish they had years ago,
instead of just picking up the phone to call while addressing behavior issues or learn-
ing challenges a parent can now digitally document successes, growth, weaknesses,
and accomplishments of their children. The importance of Annual Yearly Progress
(AYP) is now understood in FCAT assessment in grading. Teachers using Oncourse
can post their grades, lessons and calendar of events online for parents to view.
Parents can see when work folders are due, agendas need to be sighed, science, his-
tory or other projects need to be worked on or finished. The list goes on with the use
of technology to provide up to date information. Parents have new opportunities in a
digital urbanization of connectivity for teachers that had not existed before. Human
and computer collaborations are created in fields that were not thought of nor
explored. The need to understand the power and empowerment of technology is
important in this rapidly growing global economy, technology is the great equalizer
and empowers. Technology knows no gender, color, nationality or cultural heritage.
Borrowing the motto of E3 Business Group. Inc; To Educate, Encourage and
Empower; Parents now have tools that empo\\ er them and encourage more interac-
tion with schools and less excuses for not being informed. Parents use what you have
and appreciate the access.

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D Only cook in the kitchen when an adult is helping you.

D Don't touch matches, lighters or candles. They are for adult
use only.

D Do you have smoke detectors on every level of your home?
Test them monthly and change the batteries at least once a year.

O Do you know two or more ways out of the house?

D Never use elevators (stairs are much safer) if there is a fire.

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phrase describes the inspiration
for the start of an exciting sports
Program for girls and women. The
team is called THE LADY
JAGUARS. This girl's and
women's flag football league, led

Represents the great city of JACK-
The program began in 1992,
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The program has afforded
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football an opportunity to showcase their athletic skills, enjoy the spirit of
competition and broaden their horizons. The athletes visit cities through-
out the state of Florida. Out of state trips include places such as Atlanta,
SGeorgia, Oakland and San Francisco California, Dallas and Houston
Texas. The team also has the opportunity to visit Toronto and Montreal
The state of Florida, based on Title IX and Gender Equity, has
made flag football for "girls only" a State Title Sport in most Florida area
High schools. The sport is one of the fastest growing female sports in the
U.S. and Canada. Today it is being played in places such as Costa Rica,
Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
We are looking to continue the program. The age divisions for our
athletes are: girls ages 10-13, girls ages 14-18, and women ages 19-35.
Currently we are looking to fill slots in our girl's 10-13 division as well as
I our women's division, 19-35.
For more than 18 years, I have been able to be a part of this won-
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these athletes.
If you are interested in making a donation to or become a sponsor
of our girl's and women's flag football team, please do so in care of the
following organization: Y.E.S.S (Youth, Elderly, Substance Abuse and
Special Needs) of Northeast Florida 3000 Rhone Ct. Jacksonville,
Florida 32208
This program is run totally by volunteers. All proceeds, donations, and/or
gifts go to help our players in their travel expenses, with uniforms and C
sports equipment. So we have a need for your contributions.
We practice at The Bob Hayes Sports Complex @ 5054 Soutel
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Over 800 Expected at 2010 5th

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Jacksonville's key community leaders,
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The Symposium will focus on teen males, ages 11-18, a group at
high risk for social delinquency. Through interactive workshops and
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improvement in academic, economic and social issues of teen males.
This year marks a turning point with the Symposium because over
800 teen males are expected to attend, doubling the number of youth the
Symposium reached last year. This increase is a result of establishing
partnerships with youth prevention programs and reaching into the
Hispanic Community. Ken Jefferson, Jacksonville Sheriff Office,
Community Affairs Division and Boys2Men 2010 Executive Planning
Committee Vice Chair says, "The Boys2Men Symposium gives teen
males the unique opportunity to experience diversity and interact with
other cultures, while providing them with valuable life lessons and impor-
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great things."
One of the highlights of theBoys2Men Symposium is the much
anticipated celebrity basketball game between the young and the "young
at heart". More than playing basketball, the game gives teens and men
an opportunity for bonding, competing and teaching. The teens see how
"real men" are fair and respectable even when competing. The
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when learning and playing, winning or losing, on and off the court.
Registration is open and will remain open through the morning of
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registration form: www.2010Boys2MenSymposium.com. For more regis-
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