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Changes Planned Women in History and on the Move
bills backed by Gov. Rick Scott
(House Bill 7107 and House Bill
7109) that shift Florida's
responsibility of providing
health care for the poor and dis-
abled to for-profit managed care
companies are in the midst of
State Representative Rep. Mia Jones of
Mia Jones Jacksonville said, "Don't be
fooled. This doesn't mean the
state is going to save money. The state is shifting costs
and will pay a larger amount once (Medicaid recipi-
ents) end up having to receive more expensive care in
the emergency rooms."
Rep. Mark Pafford of West Palm Beach said, "This is
a massive shift to for-profit, capitated care that will
reduce the scope amount and duration of care... We
have a governor who transferred Solantic to his wife,
the first lady of the state, and apparently, the media has
found a connection to this bill...There are tremendous
conflicts of interest in this bill... This is a giveaway of
20 billion dollars a year to for-profit; private managed
care companies outside the sunshine."
Taxpayers lose accountability when for-profit private
insurance companies take over.
There are several talking points regarding these bills
that should be pointed out to the public since they are
not in the best interest of Florida taxpayers.
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Nine Alabama hospital patients who were treated
with intravenous feeding bags contaminated with bac-
teria have died and the maker has pulled the product off
the market, state health officials said.
Ten others who got the nutrient treatments that are
delivered directly from the plastic bags into the blood-
stream through IV tubes also were sickened by the
outbreak of serratia marcescens bacteria, according to
Dede Ferrell Lea A Most Powerful Media Executive
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When Dede Ferrell Lea was about nine years of age in Houston, Texas, her
teacher said to her, "Dede, you are so smart and so pretty, you should try to become
an airline stewardess." Dede did not reply because she was looking at the people
around her such as her oldest sister, Rene, who was at Howard University and Clara
McLaughlin who had already graduated from Howard and had written a book.
They were both in the field of communications.
So, when Dede graduated with honors, she of course, enrolled in Howard's
Dede Ferrell Lea School of Communications. But that was not enough for Dede. Even though she
Vice President, Government realized that her main interest was the media, she enrolled and graduated from
Georgetown University School of Law. After graduating from Georgetown
University, she became an account executive for two Washington, D. C. radio stations, one owned by ABC and
the other owned by United Broadcasting. She also worked as a Sales Assistant for a Metromedia Broadcasting
TV station in D.C. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Ferrell became Senior Vice President for Government Relations for the
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and directed legislative strategies for the broadcast industry on a
variety of issues.
In 1997, Dede Ferrell Lea was named Vice President of Government Affairs, Viacom Inc., the third largest enter-
tainment and publishing companies in the world.
Mrs. Lea's is responsible for the development and advocacy of public policy positions on legislative and regu-
latory matters, including those before Congress, the Administration and the Federal Communications
Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald
Gabr ielle Kirk McDonald's distinguished career has spanned the globe. She has served
as a civil-rights lawyer, a law professor, a federal judge, and president for the
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In all these roles Judge
McDonald has shown a passion for justice and has used the rule of law to combat injus-
tice. As she explained, "I believe in the rule of law not just intellectually. It's in my heart
and soul. It;s what protects people from anarchy."
Gabrielle McDonald was born in Minnesota and raised in Manhattan and New Jersey.
She attended Boston University and Hunter College and without the benefits of an under-
graduate degree, enrolled in Howard University School of Law, where she finished first
in her class. She applied only at Howard's Law School since it was known as the cradle
of the civil rights movement. She said, "I never wanted to be a lawyer; I wanted to be a
civil rights lawyer."
Upon graduation from law school, Judge McDonald worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and worked in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. While in private practice in Houston, she specialized in employment
discrimination. One of her frequent opponents, said, "She must be the best in the South, if not better."
Gabrielle McDonald was the first African American woman to serve as a federal judge in Texas, and the third in
the United States.
Maggie Lena Walker July
15, 1867-December 15,
1934, was the first black
female to become president,
business executive, lecturer,
activist, philanthropist, and
Maggie was a product of
school system and graduated from Colored Normal
School in 1883.
She was married and was the mother of four children,
of which one was adopted. She was the first black
female in the U. S. to become president of a bank.
AKA's Honored in State
Capitol Tallahassee, Florida
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated,
joined Florida State Representative Mia Jones in
According to reports, there were many celebrities in
the audience and the show started late but hearing
about the loud ooh and ah's, the audience was delight-
ed at the ladies and fashion as they walked down the
The audience felt the fashion of the African designers
and other women of color, was exceptional and they
did not hesitate in letting them know how they felt as
the designers waved and bowed to applause.
Girl, they Ain't ready!
Girl, they Ain't Ready was written by Shevonica Meblecia
Howell, Jacksonville. She is the mother of two, an educator
and mentor. She is also a licensed math tutor and motivation-
al speaker. This book is a must read for anyone who has ever
felt that giving up was their only option. She will appear on
WJCT-89.9 at 9 a.m. on April 6 and will be autographing her
book on April 23, 2011 and again on May 7, 2011.
For more information call (904) 520-1220.
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Is It Time to Reinvent Yourself?
We are living in difficult and chal-
lenging times as the job market
declines and many look for jobs that
are not there. Many of the manu-
facturing jobs which we used to be
blessed with in America are no
longer available. These jobs have
been exported to China, India and
other countries abroad. As a result
unemployment is very high.
Many individuals are experiencing
a time when homes are going into
foreclosure in record numbers.
Food, gasoline, child care, utilities
prices are at a record high. The
question may come to mind what
should we do?
W. E. Du Bois gave total emphasis
to economic progress through
industrial and vocational training.
W.E. Du Bois believed that the
Negro (Black, African American)
could be taught skills and find jobs
and if others could become small
landowners, a yeoman class would
develop that would, in time, be rec-
ognized as worthy of what already
was civil rights, and they would
then be fully accepted as citizens.
Booker T. Washington was a great
American educator who encouraged
Blacks to achieve higher education,
financial power and understanding
of the legal system. This led to a
foundation of skills set needed to
support the civil rights movement
ofl960 and further adoption of fed-
eral civil rights laws.
Well today we are living in a time
when education is still important to
advancing in this country.
However, many people with mas-
ters and doctorate degrees are not
able to find adequate employment.
Where do we go from her? Do we
try to acquire education, vocation-
al/skill training or do we start a
George Washington Carver was
born and raised in difficult and chal-
lenging times near the end of the
Civil War. Do you know that
George Washington Carver
declined an invitation to work for a
salary of more than $100,000 a year
(almost a million today) to continue
his research on behalf of his coun-
trymen? As an agricultural chemist,
Carver discovered 300 uses of the
peanuts and hundreds more from
soybeans, pecans and sweet pota-
toes. He developed crop rotation
method which revolutionized south-
ern agriculture. George Washington
Carver was a collegegraduate and
college professor. He definitely
During President Barack Obama's
last State of the Union message, he
encouraged Americans today to
"Reinvent themselves." We have to
invent, create and use different
strategies in our current society. In
essence we have to reinvent our-
selves. We now live in a global
society. Technology now makes it a
reality that others countries are just
a "finger touch" away." If we want
to see changes, we now have to do
things differently if we want to wit-
ness different results.
Education is great. We also need
to develop skills and use our God
given gifts. The Bible says, "Our
gifts will make room for you."
How can we take our knowledge,
skills abilities, education, business-
es savvy to reinvent ourselves to
yield positive results and greater
We can do this! We can make it!
We have to weed our mind by
replacing negative thoughts with
positive thoughts. We have to have
faith and take initiative. Faith with-
out works is dead. Is the current sit-
uation the problem or how we
respond to the situation?
Remember every new year and
every day is a chance to launch a
transformation. If you are in the
mood to reinvent, consider this your
starter kit. Hang on in there. The
world is not exhausted. Let us see
something tomorrow that we never
saw before. The best is yet to come!
Dr. Vera McIntyre
Motivational Speaker, Author, Life
Alvin for Mayor
This letter is more than just an endorsement of Alvin Brown and it is about more
than joining the ranks of major U.S. cities that took the step of electing its first
African-American mayor. Yes, it would be a point of pride for our community if
Jacksonville voters decided that color should not be a barrier to running the city.
And, yes, it matters that we have a mayor who serves as an example that every child
has the opportunity to make history. To get there, however, we must work like we
have never done so before.
Firstly, the runoff election is approaching and many people do not even know that
we go to the polls on Tuesday, May 17 to vote for our next mayor. We need to edu-
cate our families, friends and neighbors about when and where to vote. We need to
spread the word about early voting (May 2-6). And for those who are not registered
to vote yet, we need to sign them up before April 18. If we do not show up, some-
one else will.
Secondly, if Alvin Brown is to win this election, we cannot do this alone. He needs
support in the form of donating to his campaign, putting up yard signs, making
phone calls, having neighborhood events, driving folks to the polls and other ways
we can share of our talents. We cannot afford to have an invisible campaign in the
face of great money and resources that will surely back up Alvin Brown's opponent.
This is a moment where we need to stand up for the city that we love.
We have seen many doors closed to us over the generations in Jacksonville. He
struggled to get in but realized that we were locked out of the major decisions that
our city has made. Alvin Brown is our chance to finally pass the ultimate threshold
of city power. He can open this door, but we hold the key.
John Louis Meeks, Jr.
Black Woman Cake...written by a Black Man
I'm making a black woman cake cause I'm hungry for it. And the sweet tooth I
have only a sister can break the spell.
Let me reach into my spice rack to see what I can get.
To make a mix that will stick to my stomach.
2 cups of intelligence
1 cup of sugar brown
(Cause she's got to be sweet, mentally sound and deep)
Cinnamon is always good to accent the taste
A few cups of culture, so she's down for her race
(You see I won't bite into anything that's not conscious of its own, that's why I stick
to chocolate and leave vanilla cake alone)
I am adding butter cause she must be smooth
2 raisins for the dimples will also be cool
I must add eggs so she can reproduce
(Can't leave her hanging cause I like children too)
I think I'll add a little salt, to balance her out
And a dominant profile, to show she has clout
For a responsible woman, I'll throw in some yeast
(So she'll swell with juices, when I'm ready to feast)
I'll add 7 cups of courage and into the oven to bake
Turn it to 360 degrees, To balance out her mental state.
Now that it's done brothers, I won't share her wealth, but I'm sharing the recipe as
I'm consuming this black woman all by myself.
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APRIL 2, 2011
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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
THE MACEDONIAN CALL
*If you are retired, perhaps you feel left out on Sunday:
*Mornings, or you were waiting for that perfect oppor-:
etunity to give a helping hand. We need you. Sunday
:School Teachers! There are (6) positions opened.
:RIGHT NOW! Come my brother, my sister and help:
:us. A starter baptist church, north side of town. Call
:now at (904) 713-8810. Your decision is OUR GAIN.*
The 5th Annual Power Awards' "You Are The
Power Concert" Featuring Chrisette Michele, Trin-i-
tee 5:7 and Brian Courtney Wilson to Be Held at the
Historic Apollo Theater in New York City on Friday,
May 6. Most Powerful Voices Compilation Features
Music by Kim Burrell, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Vanessa Bell
Armstrong, Brian Courtney Wilson, Micah Stampley
and Winners of the Most Powerful Voices Gospel
Music Competition. Music World Gospel Partners with
the American Heart Association and GMC (Gospel
Music Channel) for Gospel Competition. The 5th
Annual Power Awards Weekend will also include the
Power Networking Presentation's "Traits for Success"
on Saturday, May 7 at the Intercontinental New York
Times Square Hotel, with keynote speaker Mathew
Knowles. A portion of the proceeds from the CD will
benefit the American Heart Association/American
Stroke Association's (AHA/ASA) Power To End Stroke
NEW BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH (New Berlin),
Rev. Roger J. Burton, Pastor will be presenting a spe-
cial program entitled "THREE NIGHTS OF PRAISE
AND WORSHIP." The services will be Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday---April 13th, 14th and 15th begin-
ning at 7:00 P.M. nightly and will feature fantastic
choirs and singers from throughout the area rendering
heart and soul touching music and song. Various
preachers will be delivering the message.The church is
located at 9864 New Berlin Rd. Jacksonville, FL. (At
the foot of the Dames Point Bridge.) For more informa-
tion you may contact Bro. Wendel L. Washington at
(904)576-2346 or the church at (904)751 9813.
/ WITH LOVE AND REMEMBRANCE k
DEACON RONALD F. THOMPSON
The memories of your
LOVE for us, the Prayers,
Your winning smile,
and the comfort you
brought into our lives still
remain with us 7 years
after you went home to
be with the Lord.
1 You're really "SPECIAL."
Still loving you,
Your wife Gwen and Your Family (
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DEATH NOTICES j
Frances, died March 25,
BAILEY, Margaret, died
March 29, 2011.
BARTLEY, Billy, died
March 27, 2011.
BARTLEY, Katie L., died
March 25, 2011.
BRYANT, Garyrick, died
March 25, 2011.
BYNES, Willie Mae, died
March 23, 2011.
CANADY, James Edward,
died March 24, 2011.
Andrew, 57, died March 26,
CONWAY, Daniel Thomas,
86, died March 22, 2011.
COOKS, Carla D. Presley,
52, died March 24, 2011.
CURL, Anderson, 96, died
March 24, 2011.
CURTIS, Aaron J., Jr., 81,
died March 22, 2011.
DEBONO, Barbara J., 78,
died March 27, 2011.
G., 92, died March 24, 2011.
DUNNING, Stevie, died
March 22, 2011.
FINK, Jonalyn A., 55, died
March 29, 2011.
FISHER, Inez M., 88, died
March 20, 2011.
Benjamin, Jr., died March
GRIFFIN, Reginald W.,
Sr., died March 22, 2011.
James, died March 24,
HARRISON, Robert, 79,
died March 29, 2011.
"Shorty," 72, died March
JACKSON, Sondra Ann,
died March 20, 2011.
JENKINS, Charles J., 23,
died March 25, 2011.
JENNINGS, William, died
March 23, 2011.
JETT, Leroy, died March
Louise, 38, died March 23,
Kenneth, died March 28,
JOHNSON, Inez Hagan,
88, died March 20, 2011.
JOHNSON, Marie, 85,
died March 27, 2011.
JUDGE, Alfred, died
March 23, 2011.
died March 27, 2011.
MAGAW, Robert, Jr., died
March 28, 2011.
died March 21, 2011.
SHELTON, Mattie M.,
died March 25, 2011.
SIMS, Arthur, died March
SEARCY, Gary D., 51,
died March 27, 2011.
SMITH, Alvin H., 85,
graveside service was
March 25, 2011.
Richard, died March 25,
TOLIVER, Joe Willie, 52,
died March 27, 2011.
UNDERHILL, Dorothy L.
"Dot," 77, died March 27,
WILLIAMS, Patricia, 58,
died March 23, 2011.
PEREZ, Gladys, died
March 22, 2011.
FENDER, Jeremy B., 29,
died March 26, 2011.
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ..................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning I;;.,|
Intercessory Prayer....................10:45 a.m. ;
Morning Worship .....................11:00 a.m.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m.
Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor-
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus ,..
(904) 764-5727 Church w *'
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.
"Jehovah Jireh" Bible Study .......................... 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... .10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion M ministry .............................. 6:30 p.m .
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr.
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"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.
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Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m.
Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
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"There's Always Something Happening On The First Coast"
LES BEAUTILLION MILITAIRE =T Members of
The Ballroom at the Omni Hotel, Downtown Jacksonville was the set-
ting for the Twelfth Les Beautillion Militaire. Beaux presented were: Brian
Thomas Barton (Belle Rachel Applewhite), son of Ms. LaShaun A.
Reynolds-Barton and Mr. Brian Barton, I; Brandon Devon Brooks (Belle
Caila Carter), son of Mr. Alvin Brooks and Mrs. Lawanda Brooks; Devon
Martique Burton (Belle MiKyle Crockette), son of Mr. Derrick Burton and
Mrs. Alisa Burton; Malcolm Bradford Chapman (Belle Kristen Huyghue), son
of Mr. Mark Chapman, III and Mrs. Marti Forchion Chapman; Trevian
LeNard Crawford (Belle Chloe Greene), son of Ms. Antionette Crawford and
Mr. Vincent Crawford; Christopher Elton Maxwell Greene ( Belle Kathryn
Huyghue), son of Drs. Trevor Greene and Deborah Price; Jonathan Claude
Gregory (Belle Joy Willis), son of Dr. E.C. and Mrs. Deirdre Gregory; Darius
Alexander Holliday (Belle Sydney Brown), son of Mr. Octavius Holliday, Jr.
and Mrs. Lashantah Brown Holliday; Winston Avery Jones (Belle Rachel
Harris), son of Dr. Kenneth Jones and Mrs. Susan Canty Jones; Nigel Lax
(Belle Cornetta Jones), son of Dr. Thelecia Wilson; Tevin James Mitchell
(Belle Karissa Hall), son of Ms. Tarsha Mitchell and Mr. Kevin Mitchell;
Dominique Newbill (Belle Lauren Allen), son of Reverend Frederick Newbill
and Mrs. Pamela Newbill; and Zachary Rose (Belle Elizabeth Smith), son
of Ms. Stephanie Speights.
Les Beautillion Militaire created and sponsored biennially by the
Jacksonville Chapter, Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated, is a cultural,
social and educational program aimed at recognizing the accomplishments
of African-American young men during their junior or senior high school
year. This twelfth presentation of the program featured a series of work-
shops, community service, and social activities. The culminating event is
the presentation of the participants (Beaux) and their dates (Belles) at the
festive dinner and dance that follows. Mrs. Kezia Hendrix-Rolle was
Choreographer for the Beaux and Belles. Mr. Rob Sweeting served as
Master of Ceremonies and Mr. Orrin Wayne Young, Captain USN (Ret.) led
the Military Topping Ceremony.
Jack & Jill of America, Inc., founded January 24, 1938 in
Philadelphia, PA, is a national non-profit family organization committed to
dedicating its resources toward improving the quality of life, especially that
of African-American children. The local chapter was chartered in 1968.
Chairperson for the 2009 presentation was Mrs. Madeline Scales-
Taylor. Mrs. Kimberly Holloway served as the Co-Chairperson. Mrs.
Shauna Ray Allen is local chapter president of Jack & Jill of America,
The new venue at the Omni Hotel was a grand change with a cele-
bratory atmosphere. There was no hurry to leave the beautifully decorated
Congratulations to the 2011 Beaux and their marvelous parents. How
wonderful it is to see such remarkable young men!!!!
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ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., M.D.
DEFINITION: An inflammatory disease characterized by a
complex of symptoms resembling those of arthritis, urethri-
tis, conjunctivitis and psoriasis. This is probably a sexually
BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Joints; eyes, including white eye covering; urethra
and head of the penis; skin.
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Male adolescents and young adults (12 to
40 years). This is rare in women and children.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS:
* Inflammation of the urethra and discharge within 7 to 14 days after
* Frequent urinary urgency.
* Small ulcers inside the mouth, tongue, and on the penis tip.
* Low fever.
* Red eyes.
* Painful joints, especially toes, legs, hip and back.
* Aching in the pelvis.
* Skin lesions similar to psoriasis on the soles, palms, and around finger
nails and toenails.
CAUSES: Unknown. The predisposition is inherited, and the disease usually fol-
lows sexual contact. It probably represents an unusual response to a sexually-
transmitted infection, Chlamydia infection or some gastrointestinal infections.
RISK INCREASES WITH
* Recent gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea.
* Previous sexually-transmitted infections.
* Family history of Reiter's syndrome.
* Genetic factors.
HOW TO PREVENT: Use rubber condoms for sexually intercourse.
WHAT TO EXPECT
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE
* Doctor's treatment for diagnosis and supervision of treatment.
* Self-care after diagnosis.
* Your own observation of symptoms.
* Medical history and physical exam by a doctor.
* Laboratory blood studies and culture of the urethral discharge.
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Stiffening and effusion of joints.
PROBABLE OUTCOME: Arthritis symptoms may continue up to 4 months, oth-
ers disappear sooner. Most patients recover in 2 to 16 week with no residual signs
of the disease, but some persons have recurrent flare-ups and remissions.
HOW TO TREAT
GENERAL MEASURES: To relieve foot pain, wear cushion pads and arch sup-
ports in your shoes.
MEDICATION: Your doctor may prescribe:
* Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
* Antibiotics, such as tetracyclines, for urethritis.
* Stay as active as your condition allows, but avoid sexual excitement
and activity during the illness.
* Exercise the affected joints according to instructions from your doctor or
physical therapist. Don't immobilize affected joints.
DIET: No special diet.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF
* You have symptoms of Reiter's syndrome.
* Symptoms recur after recovery.
* New, unexplained symptoms develop. Drugs used in treatment may pro
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By: Russ Handler
Kirk Minor remembers a time when working with his church was centered around
people, and not rhetoric and he's wondering where those days went.
"There's an old axiom that states 'Those who speak, don't know, and those who know,
don't speak,'" said Minor, a retired pastor and author of Journey Across The Tiber: My
Many Rooms (www.createspace.com). "We're finding more and more that there are a lot
of people out there doing a lot of talking and protesting and bellyaching, but fewer peo-
ple actually walking the walk. We have extremists protesting funerals of gay soldiers,
pundits decrying the use of abbreviations for the word Christmas and activists campaign-
ing for prayer in public schools. These are all very divisive issues, and have little to do
with the good works the Bible wants the faithful to perform. And people wonder why the
media tide is turning against people of faith."
Minor believes that there is a very vocal contingent of religious leaders who are using
the Bible not as a teaching tool, but as a bludgeoning tool, which was not how the book
"If there is something about society that you don't like, chances are you can find a
quote in the Bible that demonizes it," he added. "It's not difficult to take just about any
reference material, secular or non-secular, and use it as a means to pit people against each
other. But that's not what the Bible was meant to do. It was meant to bring people togeth-
er, to teach charity and tolerance, and to bring about peace and harmony. I think it's time
that pastors and people of faith stand up and recognize the elephant in the room. Too
many people are using religion as a sword to fight those with whom they disagree,
instead of as a plowshare to help their fellow neighbors tend the land and form a com-
The key to reversing the trend, according to Minor, is to use actions more than words,
and for people of faith to quietly go about the good works and charity that is at the
essence of the Bible's teachings.
"In the face of all the shrill voices that capture the media's attention, good people
sometimes wonder what they could possibly do to make a difference," he said. "Shouting
louder than the other guys only results in more shouting, which never gets anything done.
The key is to go about your life, as one of the faithful, and to make sure you actually do
at least one thing each day that reflects the faith in which you believe. The Bible has end-
less passages about charity, comforting the sick and providing shelter for the poor.
Imagine how many of our unfortunate brothers and sisters we could help raise up from
their situation if everyone who calls themselves Christian did one kind act each day to
help their neighbors. Imagine the impact on a world stricken with strife and pain when
literally millions of people all at once -- stand up and, instead of talking about their
faith, actually act on it. That's the world the church was built to realize.
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area
THE RITZ welcomes jazz saxophonist Kenny Garrett to the Jazz Lounge.
April 2 at 7 p.m., Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum
GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER. This stage play created by the Ra'Kia
Production Company promises to keep you laughing and on the edge of your seat.
April 2, at 7 p.m.,Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
OLD TOWN FERNANDINA BICENTENNIAL.Saturday, April 2, 2011
2nd Old Fernandina (known as Old Town) celebrates the 200th anniversary of the
name of the naming and platting of the town during the 2nd Spanish period.
On Bicentennial Day you may choose to be an early bird and take part in the Fort-
to-Fort 5k walk/run from the site of Fort San Carlos on the Plaza to Fort Clinch in
the State Park at 8:30.For more information visit
www.oldtownferandina.org/bicentennial or phone 904 491 1259
"KUUMBA AFRICAN/AFRICAN-AMERCIAN CULTURAL ARTS AND
MUSIC FESTIVAL". Please support our fund raising efforts in the year 2012
by placing your newspaper prints, magazines and catalogs in our Paper
Retrieving Recycling bin located in the parking lot at the Winn Dixie Supermarket
on Soutel Drive and Moncrief Rd, 5250 Moncrief Rd, Store #194.
FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 12:00
pm 5:00 pm April 6 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 5909 University Blvd. West,
Jacksonville, FL. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-
SPOKEN WORD Show off your own talent for verse, or just come, listen and
soak up the creative atmosphere. April 7, at 7 p.m. Ritz Theatre & LaVilla
YOUR ARMS TOO SHORT TO BOX WITH GOD The show is set to gospel
music and revolves around the story of Jesus from the book of Matthew. April 9
7:30 p.m.at the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum
EQUAL PAY DAY LUNCHEON TO FEATURE SPIRIT OF ROSIE AWARD
WINNERS. April 12, 2011 has been designated as "Equal Pay Day"
The event will be held from 11:30 AM 1: 00 PM at the Advanced Technology
Center of Florida State College at Jacksonville, rooms T-140 & T-141. Please
RSVP to the Women's Center of Jacksonville at 722-3000 ext 201 by April 4.
Space is limited.
CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS presents A Genius for Place:
American Landscapes of the Country Place Era opening April 29. This exhibit
features large-format photographs of many well-known American estates by pho-
tographer Carol Betsch. For more information visit www.cummer.org.
MEET THE JAZZ FESTIVAL POSTER ARTIST. Learn about exciting per-
formances including Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock and Eddie Palmieri along with
activities for this years. Festival held May 26-29 in the heart of downtown. For
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HELPS SAVE EASTER IN HOP!
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The Beverly Hilton Hotel was
the site last week to The Alliance For
Children's Rights 18th Annual Dinner
Awards Gala. Honoree included enter-
tainment attorney Skip Brittenham and
his wife actress Heather Thomas who
received The National Champion For
Children Award and Linda Johnson
Rice, Chair Woman of Johnson
Publishing Company, Inc, publishers of
Ebony and Jet Magazines who was pre-
sented with The Francis M. Wheat
Community Service Award.
Comedian/Actor and host of "The Price
Is Right," Drew Carey was the night's
host and master of ceremonies. Cliff
Gilbert-Lurie and Sue Naegle, President
of HBO Entertainment served as Dinner
Co-Chairs. A bevy of celebs and VIP's
were in attendance. The Alliance For
Children's Rights is the only free legal
services organization in Los Angeles
devoted solely to protecting the rights of
abused and impoverished children.
Hollywood Club Scene:
The Bikini Week Tour as part of
LA Fashion Week had their scantly clad
bash at The Kress Penthouse in
Hollywood last Saturday. Parris Harris -
Fashion Coordinator and Michael Lee -
Creator of Bikini Week pulled out all of
the right stops to insure a fun night for
Country Music Superstar Kenny
Chesney has partnered with Costa To
Design his first line of signature sun-
glasses. Proceeds generated from the
sale of the Kenny Chesney limited edi-
tion Costas will benefit ocean conserva-
tion group "Coastal Conservation
Associates" (CCA), a shared cause for
both Chesney and Costa. The sun glass-
es go on sale, online March 17, 2011 at
www.costadelmar.com. The product
will also be sold at each stop of
Chesney's "Goin Coastal" North
American Tour, which begins March
17th in West Palm Beach, FL. And con-
cludes with two show's at Gillette
Stadium in Foxboro, MA. Only a limit-
ed number of Kenny Costas are being
produced and are expected to sell out
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Colon Cancer Awareness Month
& Women's History Month:
This is Colon Cancer Awareness
Month. Get checked and give your gut a
break from too much meat i.e., beef,
pork and the gospel bird (chicken)!
Never eat meat without eating leafy
foods with it like romaine lettuce to
push it through. Find a credible herbal-
ist and do a cleanse at least twice a year.
There are plenty of Workmen's History
Month events to attend this month in
Red Riding Hood. Warner Bros.
Pictures. Starring Amanda Seyfried,
Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Julie
Christie and Gary Oldman. Directed by
Catherine Hardwicke. Produced by
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson
Killoran and Michael Ireland. The crit-
ics are cutting this flick down but I liked
it. The big bad wolf is actually a were-
wolf who is terrorizing Red Riding
Hood's gothic village. It is more of mur-
der horror "who-done-it" than a fairy
tale. This is too intense for children
under eight but Wolfman fans will get
off on this one.
Study, Observe and Win!
Many actors get stuck in a certain direction regarding the types of films they
make and their careers become very predictable. Then you have those special thes-
pians who carve out a path that allows them to branch out in a variety of roles with
almost no limits attached. James Marsden is an actor who has found a way to adhere
to the latter description afore mentioned. The Stillwater, Oklahoma native has taken
roles in films that span from funny, fantasy to serious. As with most actors, Marsden
started out perusing one direction and switched course to Hollywood. He attended
Oklahoma State as a journalism major and after a year and a half dropped out to
head west. He broke into Television roles on shows such as "Save By The Bell,"
"Noah" and "Ally McBeal" among others then made headway into films which
include playing Cyclops for all of the "X-Men" films, Lois Lane's fiance' in
"Superman Returns," "The Notebook," Corny Collins in "Hairspray," Disney's
"Enchanted" and "Death at a Funeral."
In his latest cinematic offering via the Universal Pictures movie "HOP",
Marsden plays Fred who is slouch of a son who stays unemployed and is too old to
be living at home with his parents who want him to move out. Through a weird set
of circumstances, he meets a rabbit who talks and eventually befriends him. Then
he finds out that the rabbit named EB is the actual Easter Bunny. This movie was
shot with live actors while the rabbit and other animal characters were animated.
Marsden has certainly done it all with every conceivable format of film in the book
be it action with green screen and special effects to just plain voice over. Since he
is acting opposite an animated rabbit that is not physically on the set but dubbed in
later, what kinds of challenges did that present? Marsden chuckles, "This was cer-
tainly the most difficult technical process I've been through. I keep telling people
it's hard enough just to be a good actor. When you are on set, there is everything
going against you. You know, walkie-talkie's going off, camera creaking and mov-
ing, the boom mic's, you have to hit your mark and make sure you don't shadow
the other person's face; it's a really technical process. You are there to bring life to
a scene and make it feel natural and normal when all these other things are going
on. Then you add into that or subtract from that a co-star who you're actually talk-
ing to nobody and you are looking at little pieces of green tape. I've never been
more prepared in my life because I knew I couldn't afford to not know my lines or
where my mark was. I had to know all of his (EB) lines and his blocking, his cho-
reography where he went because the rabbit moves around during the scene. I had
to remember (while keeping it natural), oh yeah, the rabbit is going there for that
line and over there for this line. So technically it was difficult."
Marsden is quick to pay homage to the film's director Tim Hill for being the
master guide that made the magic happen. Marsden adds, "It was great to be work-
ing with Tim who has obviously done these kinds of movies before. He knew the
process and what could be done to help the actors knowing that this is a complete-
ly unnatural thing to be doing." Marsden's character Fred forms a deep bond with
EB the rabbit in the movie but in real life what is his routine for Easter? Marsden
reflects, "I'm sort of a perpetual child as a 37 year old adult and I have two chil-
dren, a ten year old and a five year old. I'm always acting very goofy and silly with
them. Every year we do the same thing. We dye eggs the night before and when they
wake up the next morning they get all of their baskets and everything and we have
an egg hunt in the yard. It's great! We get that magic every year!
Girls Inc. of Jacksonville Celebrates Girls' Rights Week
Girls Inc. to hold Girls' Rights Week Reception in May
To Honor Delores Weaver
Fran Kinne, Kimberly Hyatt, Pepper Peete and Jessie-Lynne Kerr
CBS's Dawn Lopez to Emcee
Jacksonville, Fla. --- Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is thrilled to announce
that Delores Barr Weaver, Chair & CEO, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation,
is supporting Girls' Rights Week as Honorary Chair of the May 5, 2011
reception celebrating local "Girls in Action" and "Women of Vision".
Girls Incorporated's Girls' Rights Week is an annual celebration of girls
advocating for their rights and positive change in the world. In this spirit,
the reception will honor "Girls in Action" in our community in the 5th, 8th
and 12th grade as well as trailblazing women who have outstanding
achievements in the areas of academics, arts and athletics. Local
"Women of Vision" will be honored for their professional and personal
achievements in our community, paving the way for the girls and future
leaders being honored.
The honored "Women of Vision" epitomize what girls can achieve in
this world both professionally and personally. Honorees/presenters are Dr.
Fran Kinne, former President of Jacksonville University, presenting the
Academic Achievement Award; Reverend Kimberly Hyatt, Executive
Director, Cathedral Arts Project, the Art Achievement Award and Pepper
Peete, Executive Director, The First Tee of Jacksonville will present the
Athletic Achievement Award. The event will culminate with a Lifetime
Achievement Award being given to Jessie- Lynn Kerr of The Florida Times
The event will be emcee'd by Jacksonville's own Dawn Lopez of
Action News 47. Tickets can be purchased for $25 each by calling 904-
731-9933 or by visiting www.girlsincjax.org All proceeds from the event
help support Girls Inc. of Jacksonville's quality programs for girls.
Girls Incorporated of Jacksonville inspires girls to be strong, smart
and bold through educational and enrichment programs for girls in our
after-school, in-school and summer programs. To learn more visit
RYCH MCCAIN'S HOLLYHOOD NOTES!
By Rych McCain, email@example.com, Facebook Celeb Interviews
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For nearly 30 years, BWSF has been providing youth programming resources for, and about women of
S A C K W o M F color in sports. The Black Women in Sport Foundation was founded in 1992 by Tina Sloan Green, Alpha Alexander, Nikki
S/ Franke, and Linda Greene as a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of Black women and girls in all
B W aspects of sport, including athletics, coaching and administration. The Foundation is resolute in facilitating the involvement of
S women of color in every aspect of sport in the United States and around the world, through the "hands-on" development and
management of grass roots level outreach programs.
MARION JONES, who is widely considered to be today's greatest female athlete, further established herself as one of the all-time greatest competitors
when she won three gold medals and two bronze medals at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, to become the most-decorated female track-
and-field athlete at a single Olympics. The 26-year-old sprinter and long jumper hopes to participate in at least two more Olympics before exhibiting
another set of skills in the WNBA.
The legendary ALTHEA GIBSON, who became the first Black person (male or female) to win a Grand Slam tennis tournament after winning the French
Open singles title in 1956, later won back-to-back Wimbledon singles titles in 1957 and 1958. Also in '57 and '58, she won back-to-back United States
Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) national singles championships. Her career also included several doubles championships, most notably the
Wimbledon women's doubles in '57 and '58 and USLTA mixed doubles in '57. Gibson retired from amateur tennis in 1958 and launched another pioneer-
ing effort in 1964 when she began her professional golf career and joined the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
WILMA RUDOLPH, who had to overcome a bout with polio as a child, captured the world's attention at the 1960 Olympics in Rome and gained inter-
national fame when she became the first American woman to win three gold medals at one Olympiad. She won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and was
a member of the 400-meter relay team. The year after her heroics, she became the first Black woman to win the James E. Sullivan Award, the highest
award in amateur athletics.
SVENUS WILLIAMS, who has used a combination of power and finesse to put new focus on the way tennis is played, won the Wimbledon and U.S.
Open singles titles in 2000, and like Althea Gibson did 42 years earlier, defended those titles in 2001. She and her sister, Serena (who is a former U.S.
Open champion), made history at last year's U.S. Open when it marked the first time since 1884 that sisters competed against each other in a Grand Slam
JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE, who was often described as "the best all-around female athlete in the world," overcame the effects of ashtma and estab-
lished herself as one of track and field's most competitive and determined performers as a long jumper and participant in the heptathlon. In 1988, she
won two gold medals at the Olympics in Seoul, exhibiting incredible will power in the heptathlon (a punishing, two-day contest that tests an athlete's
strength, speed and stamina) and the long jump. In 1992 at the Games in Barcelona, she repeated as the heptathlon gold medal winner. The two-time
world champion in both the long jump (1987, 1991) and heptathlon (1987, 1993) was the 1986 recipient of the Sullivan Award, presented to the nation's
top amateur athlete.
FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER, known around the world as "Flo-Jo," raised the level of women's track and field and claimed the title of "fastest
woman in the world" when she shattered records at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. The triple gold medalist smashed the world records for the 100- and
200-meter runs, and also won a gold medal anchoring the U.S. 4x100-meter relay team that year. The speedster, who was recognized around the world
for her flashy running outfits and long, painted fingernails, was the 1988 recipient of the Sullivan Award and was also named AP female athlete of the
ALICE COACHMAN leaped into history when she became the first Black woman to win a gold medal, following a record-setting performance in the
high jump at the 1948 Olympics in London. Because Coachman dominated the high jump for a decade, many sports fans believe the Tuskegee Institute
(now University) star, who also was a top sprinter, probably would have won more medals if the 1940 and 1944 Olympics hadn't been canceled because
of World War II. She won the AAU outdoor high jump championship from 1939 through 1948, and she was indoor champion in 1941, 1945 and 1946.
There was no indoor competition from 1938 through 1940 or from 1942 through 1944.
WILLYE WHITE, a two-time Olympic silver medalist, was a consistent model of athletic excellence as a member of five U.S. Olympic teams--1956,
1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972. She won her first silver medal in the long jump in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia. At the 1964 Games in Tokyo, she won
another silver medal as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team. In addition to her Olympic achievements, she was a member of, and medalist on, four
Pan American teams. In 1959, she set an American long jump record that stood for 16 years. White is a member of the National Track and Field Hall
of Fame, the National Association of Sport and Physical Education Hall of Fame, the Black Sports Hall of Fame, the Women's Sports Foundation Hall
of Fame, the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame, the Helms Hall of Fame, the Mississippi State Hall of Fame and the Tennessee State University Hall of
CHERYL MILLER, celebrating after receiving a gold medal as a mem-
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AUNTIE ROZ PEANUT SHOW COMES TO TOWN
Story by Marsha Dean Phelts
Photos by Beverly Ann McKenzie
To the great delight and joy of hundreds of public, charter and
parochial school children, Auntie Roz's Peanut Show rolled back to town in a
caravan of cars and busses and trucks. Jacksonville native Roslyn Bur-
rough's Company put on a signature interactive educational extravaganza at
the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Rev. Charles, Pastor. The broad cur-
riculum range of science, history, math, English, music, art, dance, physical
education, health and culinary subjects made an impact as the student/adult
audience processed and responded to lessons learned.
Scenery for the Peanut Show was powerful, with a poster size picture
of Dr. George Washington Carver, sprinkled with massive sculpted peanuts,
carnival style peanut roaster, gigantic facsimile jar of Auntie Roz Peanut But-
ter and many more props used to transform the A. B. Coleman Auditorium at
Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.
The cast consisted of local talents, under the expert tutelage of Aun-
tie Roz, and Patricia Whatley. Aided with the support of parents and friends,
Burrough and Whatley were able to bring everything together for an extraor-
dinary performance. Nairobi Benefield, dressed in a maestro's tuxedo served
as greeter to work the crowd, but the enthusiastic audience of school chil-
dren, chaperones, parents and supporters arrived revved up as they stepped
off the bus and out of their cars and filled the auditorium.
The audience knew that they were in for a show that was off the chain
when John E. Ford Elementary student, Nicholas Ingram, ran on stage in a
booming voice and broad smiling face welcoming his colleagues and every-
body else to the show. And if Nicholas, costumed in a mock peanut shell suit
wasn't enough to make the auditorium roar, exhilarated cheers from the crowd
literally took the roof off the auditorium as Xavier Curtis Jr., the Peanut Dancer
spun from his facsimile peanut butter jar house onto the stage, the show was
on a roll.
After Master of Ceremony, Devante Vickers took the microphone, the
show never stopped or lulled. Performers from the four and five-years-old to
the sixteen and seventeen years-old delivered their roles without coaxing from
the sidelines. How refreshing for all to witness such young children reciting
and performing without note cards. Their elocution stood out and was as no-
ticeable and appreciated as their authentic costumes. The audience flipped
out with Poe-Vevante Wyatt and Antonio Bright who played the Peanut Ven-
On stage, Peanut Chefs Tatiyana Adams and Makayla Stallings, first
washed their hands before demonstrating the making of a peanut butter and
banana sandwich. Kids in the very polite audience exuded sounds of disbe-
lief upon hearing the unfamiliar combination of peanut butter and bananas;
however by the time the chefs took one bite out of their demonstration sand-
wich, taste buds of the entire audience salivated, longing for just a bite.
Though there were no sandwich samples, teachers were given packages of
peanuts and activity books for each student. What a wonderful, superb show.
So many thanks for Auntie Roz Peanut Show performing in our town.
Come Sing, Rap, Hip Hop, and Bop!
March 7th,8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th. 2011
George Washington Carver
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DEBATE ATHEIST AT
NEW YORK, March 16, 2011-
Dinesh D'Souza, president of The King's
College in New York City, will debate
atheist Michael Shermer on April 19, 2011,
at the University of Florida. The pair will
ask, "Is religion the problem?"
The world sees increasing radi-
calism coming from all covers of the
globe, and religion in general bears much
of the blame. Historically, it would seem
that religion has produced persecution and
bloodshed in massive quantities. But is
that a fair characterization? Would a secu-
lar world actually be a more peaceful
D'Souza, who will contend that
religion has been beneficial to Western
Civilization, is a former policy analyst in
the Reagan White House. He also served
as the John M. Olin Fellow at the Ameri-
can Enterprise Institute, and the Robert
and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover
Institution at Stanford University. He is the
author of What's So Great About Christi-
Shermer is the Founding Pub-
lisher of "Skeptic" magazine, the Execu-
tive Director of the Skeptics Society, a
monthly columnist for Scientific Ameri-
can, the host of the Skeptics Distinguished
Science Lecture Series at Caltech, and Ad-
junct Professor at Claremont Graduate
University. He wrote Why Darwin Matters
and will contend that religion is, in fact, a
problem for society.
The event, which will be held at
7:00 p.m. at the University of Florida Au-
ditorium, is free and open to the public.
The Auditorium is located at the corer of
Union Road and Newell Drive in
Gainesville, Fla. The Young America's
Foundation and the Intercollegiate Studies
Institute will serve as co-sponsors for the
The King's College is located in
the Empire State Building in New York
Florida Senate Passes Student
Lawmakers Pass Bill to Reward Florida
Teachers, Improve Quality of Education
With bipartisan support, the Florida Senate today
took steps to help Florida's students compete on the global
playing field with the passage of Senate Bill 736, the Stu-
dent Success Act, sponsored by Senator Stephen Wise, R-
Jacksonville. The bill rewards teachers who help students
make learning gains by giving student success a more im-
portant role in the evaluation process.
"The Student Success Act helps Florida move to a
higher standard," said Senate President Mike Haridopolos
following the bill's passage. "Senator Wise has done an out-
standing job of making this bill's process one of collective
input, resulting in what will be an effective policy for our
state. As the Governor and lawmakers work on ways to im-
prove the economy and attract people to Florida, the imple-
mentation of the Student Success Act will contribute to our
competitiveness in attracting individuals to move to and
stay in our state to raise families and build livelihoods."
Florida has no shortage of hardworking, excellent
teachers -the state ranks well nationally in terms of educa-
tional success. However, Florida's current evaluation sys-
tem for the teaching profession lacks financial incentives
for measurable achievement, provisions for accountability
and opportunities for growth. Senate Bill 736 revamps this
system, requiring that a teacher's or school administrator's
evaluation have a more objective component with student
performance counting toward 50 percent of the evaluation.
It also takes into account the many factors which contribute
to student performance results.
The Student Success Act creates a new, robust eval-
uation system for teachers, instructional personnel and
school administrators; establishes new ways to reward
teachers and administrators who help students learn; and
modernizes Florida's instructional workforce by ensuring
that employment decisions are determined primarily on a
teacher's demonstrated effectiveness.
"In order to reach the highest level of student suc-
cess, we must provide every opportunity to attract and keep
the highest quality teachers in front of our classrooms," said
Wise, a former educator.
Senate bill 736 now goes to the Florida House of
Representatives, which is considering similar legislation.
GIANT ANTEATER BORN AT
JACKSONVILLE ZOO AND GARDENS
A giant anteater was born at the Jacksonville Zoo
and Gardens on February 22. The mother (dam), named
Stella-Abril, and her offspring are doing well. Stella was
born on April 28, 1997, and this is her fifth offspring since
arriving at the Jacksonville Zoo on May 6, 1998. Killroy,
the father (sire), was born October 15, 1999 and arrived at
the Zoo on August 16, 2000. This is the 15th giant anteater
born at the Jacksonville Zoo. This was a highly anticipated
birth, in part because veterinary and keeper staff had been
performing routine ultrasounds, enabling close monitoring
of fetal development. Stella was an excellent patient for
these procedures, especially since they were completely vol-
untary and didn't require any sedation--just a steady supply
of ripe avocado. Visitors may be able to see the dam carry-
ing her young on her back in the afternoons starting today.
The pair will go on exhibit full time daily within the next
few weeks. The anteaters are located at the Zoo's River's
Edge exhibit in the Range of the Jaguar. Naming rights for
the baby will be auctioned off at the Zoo's annual Ex-
ZOOberation evening fundraiser on April 16, 2011 to help
support zoo operations including animal care and conser-
"Giant anteater births in zoos are still fairly rare,
and I'm proud of Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens' prolific
history with this fascinating species", says Dan Maloney,
the Zoo's Deputy Director of Conservation and Education.
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) rec-
ommended the pairing and breeding of these two animals
as part its giant anteater Yellow Species Survival Plan.
Anteaters are listed as NT (near threatened) on the IUCN
Red Data List.
Anteaters are edentate animals-they have no
teeth. Their long tongues are more than sufficient to lap
up the 35,000 ants and termites they swallow whole each
day. Giant anteaters use their sharp claws to tear openings
into anthills so they can put their long snout and efficient
tongue to work. However, their prey, the ants, will fight
back with painful stings, so an anteater may spend only a
minute feasting on each mound. They have to eat quickly,
flicking their tongue up to 160 times per minute. Anteaters
are careful to never destroy a nest, preferring instead to re-
turn and feed again in the future.
Giant anteaters are found in Central and South
America, where they prefer tropical forests and grasslands.
The Giant Anteater can reach seven feet long from tip of its
snout to the end of its tail. They are not normally aggres-
sive, but a cornered anteater can be fierce, rearing up on its
hind legs using its tail for balance, and lashing out with dan-
gerous claws that are some four inches long. They can fight
off even a puma or a jaguar.
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Mayor Peyton Announced March 29th as Art for Two on Saturdays
Jacksonville Children's Day with a at The Cummer
Multi-Agency Walk Where 124,600 Steps
Were Walked For Kids Issues WHAT The Cummer Museum of Art
& Gardens is hosting a morning of fun
for children ages 3 to 5 and their fa-
Jacksonville Kid's Coalition, community advocates vorite adult. Participants of Art for
and local candidates joined together for an advocacy walk for Two: Make Mosaics will spend time
children held on Tuesday, March 29th at 10a.m. This walk exploring the galleries and gardens,
kicked off "Children's Week" in Jacksonville. The event lmKi, rsold, aProudIAericn gil art making and time in Art Connec-
started in Downtown Jacksonville at the Landing and ended o tions. Students will look at mosaic
on the steps of City Hall. Former State Representative Aaron creatures in the gardens and use
Bean and Jacksonville City Councilman Ray Holt lead the small squares of paper to make large,
group from the Landing, to City Hall where the group walked colorful images.
a total of 124,600 steps for kid's issues. Attendees will spend the
Following the advocacy walk, Mayor Peyton and morning in The Cummer Gardens
Dawn Lopez from CBS47 as well as other political candi- gaining inspiration from the antique
dates were in attendance as the Mayor hosted the press con-
ference proclaiming March 29th as Jacksonville Children's
Day. "Our city is at a pivotal moment. With many changes
on the horizon and continued economic challenges, it is even
Gardens, designed over 100 years
more important than ever that we stand united and continue
to invest in our city's most precious asset-its children," said
Mayor John Peyton. "It is no secret that we receive an un-
deniable return on investment when we invest in children
today. Children's Week is a yearly reminder that young peo-
ple must have dedicated advocates working for them, who
stand firm on issues facing children and families."
During the press conference, the Jacksonville Kids toric Places.
Coalition also released a one page document that outlined the
investment of dollars that are used to improve the health, wel- WH Children ages 3 to 5 and one
fare and academic achievement of at-risk children and youth. E dult
There was a ceremony of revealing of a hand art display that
will decorate City Hall for a week, as a reminder to the com- WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2011,
munity, legislators and advocates that our children are im- 10:30 a.m. to Noon
portant for the future of Jacksonville."I wholeheartedly
believe that we as a community are moving in the right di- WHERE: The Cummer Museum of
reaction in improving the lives of children in Jacksonville. It Art & Gardens
is my hope we will continue this work and be the leader I 829 Riverside Ave.
know we are" says Council Member Michael Corrigan. Jacksonville, FL 32204
This event was open to the community where over
200 people, to include children and families, were in atten- COST: Members $10 per pair, per
dance. For more information please go to www.jaxkid- class
scoalition.org, call our office: 904-350-9949 ext 41 Email: Non-Members $15 per pair, per
Pre-registration is required.
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April 2, 2011
Vol. 1, No. 19
Crim ad J
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Police Kill Man Brandishing Sword
A man who threatened police with
his three-foot sword was shot and killed
by Jacksonville police after multiple at-
tempts to take him down.
: Officers responded Tuesday
morning to a call about 33-year-old
i- Richard Chabot carrying a sword in the
Shirley Oaks neighborhood in Ocean-
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Chabot was confronted by an off-
So duty officer, Robert Wilbanks, who was
in the area. The two of them began fight-
ing and the citizen who called police
Two more officers ran onto the
scene soon afterwards. Chabot was
Police car Chabot attempted to steal stunned twice with a Taser, but to no ef-
fect. He was able to wrestle free from all
the officers and stalked toward Wilbanks'
police car, pulling the sword out of his coat in the process.
Chabot got into the police vehicle as if he was going to drive off. The officers,
who knew that there were weapons in the car that Chabot could use against them, opened
fire on the man. In all, 12 shots were fired.
When Chabot became unresponsive, police were able to take him out of the po-
lice car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was later revealed that Chabot suffered from schizophrenia and took medica-
tion to manage his condition.
Putnam County Teen Charged
with Attempted Murder
Police arrested a 19-year-old after he shot another
man near the intersection of Lemon and Pineapple
Streets in Putnam County, FL Sunday night.
The victim was transported to Shands Gainesville
in serious condition but was able to provide enough de-
tails for detectives to identify Tre Lamar Clayton as the
Clayton is charged with felony attempted murder.
11-Year-Old Girl Gang Raped in
A California teenager suspected of being involved
in the gang rape of an 11-year-old child was arrested
Michael Sykes, 19, a suspected gang member, was
captured by police in his home. Sykes allegedly raped the
young girl along with six juvenile gang members in the
restroom at Moreno Valley's Victoriano Park late in the
afternoon of March 10.
The attack was not made public until Sunday, and
police have yet to release further details about the inci-
dent due to the sensitive nature of the crime.
According to authorities, the girl was at a shop-
ping center near the park when she was approached by an
older girl, who lured her to the bathroom where the six
boys and the 19-year-old were waiting.
The six juveniles were arrested shortly after the
rape, while Sykes was able to escape capture until Mon-
day. Each of the suspects will face sexual assault and gang
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she admitted to arguing
with the victim and
said that the victim
struck her first. She
also admitted to
grabbing the knife
and screwdriver and
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Debt Relief Scams
Promises of easy solutions to wiping out your debt could result in you
losing your home. Learn to read between the lines.
Emails touting a way you can consolidate your bills into one
monthly payment without borrowing; stop credit harassment, foreclo-
sures, repossessions, tax levies and garnishments; or wipe out your
These offers often involve bankruptcy proceedings, but they rarely
say so. While bankruptcy is one way to deal with serious financial prob-
lems, it's generally considered the option of last resort. The reason: it has
a long-term negative impact on your creditworthiness.
A bankruptcy stays on your credit report for 10 years, and can hurt
your ability to get credit, a job, insurance, or even a place to live. To
top it off, you will likely be responsible for attorneys' fees for bank-
Your Safety Net:
Read between the lines when looking at these emails. Before re-
sorting to bankruptcy, talk with your creditors about arranging a modi-
fied payment plan, contact a credit counseling service to help you
develop a debt repayment plan, or carefully consider a second mortgage
or home equity line of credit.
One caution: While a home loan may allow you to consolidate your
debt, it also requires your home as collateral. If you can't make the pay-
ments, you could lose your home.
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Georgia Cop Killer Turns Himself In
An Athens, GA man turned himself in Fri-
Sday on live television after he released the last four of
eight hostages he was holding at an Athens apart-
'3B Jamie Hood surrendered to police after
being assured that he would not be harmed. The
hostages were able to walk out of the home on their
own, and none appeared to have any serious injuries.
Hood is accused of killing Athens Clarke-
SCounty policeman Elmer "Buddy" Christian and
wounding Officer Tony Howard last week. Authori-
ties are also trying to link him to the murder of a
county employee that occurred three months ago.
Jamie Hood Police had been searching for the 33-year-
old since Tuesday.
Georgia Teen Kills Father
A 17-year-old boy from Elberton, GA has been
charged with the shooting deaths of his father and step-
Landon Thomas Sanders was arrested late Tues-
day night after a fisherman discovered the bodies of Jason
Ashley Sanders, 36, and Candice Giannani Sanders, 23
early Tuesday morning at a Lake Russell boat ramp in
South Carolina. Both of them had been shot to death. Po-
lice believe their killings were the result of an ongoing
dispute but would not discuss specifics.
Two other men, Danny Wade Scott, 24, and
Thomas Riley Madden, 29, were arrested for accessory
after the fact.
Sanders is charged with two counts of murder.
Former Child Abuse Investigator Admits
to Filing False Report
A Jacksonville woman who worked for
the state Department of Children and Families
pleaded guilty to misconduct.
Quakeita Anderson, a former investigator
for the agency, told authorities that she falsified a
child abuse record when she closed a child abuse case
without making a standard follow-up visit.
She attempted to justify her actions by
making an official report claiming that she had in-
deed made the visit.
The family that she had been investigat-
ing became subject to another child abuse investiga-
tion based on a hotline tip a month later, prompting an
internal investigation of Anderson.
The 28-year-old had been scheduled to go to trial this week and will be
back in court for sentencing April 25. Prosecutors are not expected to ask the judge for
ail time and only wish to hold Anderson accountable.
Charged with Fraud
A St. Augustine woman stands accused of fraud
after obtaining property through her affordable-housing
57-year-old Lisa Drudi of the 100 block of Ne-
smith Avenue, St. Augustine, operated Covenant Homes,
a building company that became known during the hous-
ing boom for providing affordable homes priced below
$100,000 in St. Johns County.
Drudi turned herself in at the Jacksonville Sher-
iffs Office and faces two felony counts of organized fraud
and obtaining property valued between $20,000 and
According to court documents, a judge granted
Drudi indigent status in the fraud case and agreed to lower
her bail from $100,000 to $5,000, as she had allegedly
fallen on hard times. Her next court date is scheduled for
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I r r r
Name: Samuel Brown
Age: 16 Height: 5'4"
Last seen 03/15/11 in Fort Laud-
erdale, FL. May still be in local
Name: Devinn Guinyard
Age: 17 Height: 5'3"
Last seen 11/08/09 in Palm Bay,
FL. May still be in local area.
Name: Brea Holley Name: Aja Stroude
Age: 17 Height: 5'4" Age: 13 Height: 5'8"
Weight: 1551bs Weight: 2801bs
Last seen 10/31/10 in Tallahassee, Last seen 05/18/10 in Decatur,
FL. Has tattoos on wrist of GA. Has scar on left arm.
"Laura" and "Sonia".
Name: Christina Hudson
Age: 17 Height: 5'7"
Last seen 11/10/10 in Miami, FL.
IU E CI N S
The easy escape of a man who robbed a Tampa, FL
bank was foiled by a young waitress at a nearby restau-
The man had looked suspicious, constantly look-
ing back while running through the restaurant parking
lot and clutching a bag to his chest. The young girl spot-
ted him and was able to tackle him to the ground.
Palm Beach County police arrested five men for
posing as utility workers to steal copper wiring from be-
neath the street.
The men would ride in a fake repair van and set up
orange cones so they could appear legitimate. They ran
into trouble when they returned to the scene of their pre-
vious crime, where police were waiting for them.
Name: James Gallashav
Offense: Stolen Pronertv
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Offense:" Dlir Pnssssinn
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Offense: Grand Theft
Offense: Failure to Annear
Name: Melvin Brown Name: Arkeives Mitchell
Age: 48 Age: 18
Offense: Prnhntinn Vinlntinn Offense: Weapon Offense
Name: Michael Rayam
Name: Travers Roberson
Name: Anthony Saunders
Name: Mark Asbey
Offense: Sale of Cocaine
Name: Delmus Clark
Offense: Sale of Cocaine
Name: Curtis Coleman
Offense: Sale of Cocaine
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