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We turned 60 on April
14 Arrested in "Operation-
Spring Fever" 9 others Sought
The St. Johns County Sheriff's
Office Special Investigations Unit
concluded a two phase operation
titled "Operation-Spring Fever"
Wednesday. The operation
stemmed from numerous com-
Donte T. Woods, plaints in reference to drug activity
27 occurring within the county and
targeted the most active street level
cocaine base distributors, prescrip-
tion medication distributors, and
marijuana distributors. These ille-
gal narcotics transactions occurred
mainly in the Central, Southern and
Carolyn Harris, 54 Western areas of the St. Johns
County. Of the 22 targeted individ-
uals 13 were located and arrested
Wednesday morning. The other
nine are still being sought and have
arrest warrants on them.
Those individuals arrested
Ronald Morris, 37 Thursday were identified as: Donte
Trivac Woods, 27, Carolyn Elaine
Harris, 54, Ronald Dewayne
Morris, 37, Alexander Ladd White,
21, Norman Tyrone Sanks, 44,
Ronald Reesha Williams Jr., 22,
Wi Heather Beth Meade, 35, Michael
Alexander White, Joseph Syroid, 50, Ines Colleen
21 Robinson, 55, James Kirk Yocius,
1 41, Jarquist
Renard Hicks, 21,
E Andre Curtis
Andrews Sr., 33,
Moore, 27, Tonya
Norman Sanks, 44 James Yocius, M 2
41 Tarell Bennett, 43,
(Not Drug Related)
still being sought
and have outstand-
Ronald Jarquist Hicks, Hamilton, 42,
Williams,Jr., 22 21 Samuel Tyrone
Jackie Lee Pruitt,
Jr., 20, Joel Patrick
Heather Meade, 35 Andre Matthew J.
Andrews, Sr.,33 Strawser, 41,
Davis, 19, Jeffery
In addition to
Those above, a 17-
Michael Syroid, 50 Genard Moore, year-old juvenile is
27 also being sought.
of the operation
when members of
the St. Johns
Ines Robinson, 55 Tonya Bennett, Office, including
members of the
Man Electrocutes Self on
A man who appears to be working for Ayres
Associates, was in a cherry-picker and accidentally lift-
ed himself into power lines and was therefore electro-
cuted on Thursday near the 5900 block of New Kings
Road. Jacksonville fire fighters are shown in an
attempt to save him.
Whoopi and her Marriages
apparently is truly a
good actress. She stated
during an interview on
CNN earlier this week
that she never loved any
of the three men she
married. She said that
she did love once, but
they did not get married.
Dr. King's Church Restored
Church in Atlanta, once
pastored by Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. and his
father, has been restored
and will reopen.
Ceremonies for this great
occasion will be held this
Friday in Atlanta. The
church's heritage sanctu-
ary and fellowship hall
will reopen at that time.
14 Arrested Continued
COSPS Unit, Warrants Unit and Detectives were
assigned to arrest teams. Each team was provided
information on several individuals to be apprehended.
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THE PHARISEES AND JUDAS ARE
STILL ALIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY
In view of the fact that the most important Mayor's
race in recent history of Jacksonville is about to take
place, it is important that our community be aware that
the Pharisees and Judas is still alive in Jacksonville.
We still have so-called community leaders and pastors
who are supporting other candidates that are against
everything our ancestors fought, died and stood for.
The candidate Mike Hogan had decided that he did not
want to debate Alvin Brown as Mayor and we under-
stand that has changed his mind for at least one tele-
vised debate according to the news cast on News 4 tele-
cast April 13, 2011. Who is Mr. Hogan?
The candidate Mike Hogan as a City Councilman and
State Representative in the past voted against the
Martin Luther King holiday. He voted against the
Jaguars coming to Jacksonville. He has expressed that
he wanted to bum down the abortion clinics, and he has
expressed he is opposed to diversity which equates to
"I do not believe in equality" based upon his voting
record. He has expressed that he is opposed to the
Human Rights Commission. He voted against the
Salzbachers homeless shelters in the city and to have
Mike Hogan as the Mayor of Jacksonville would be
worst than the current governor of Florida. We are
aware of what Mr. Tony Boselli attempted to do in our
community at the park on Moncrief with the after
school program, but he has now slapped our communi-
ty and every football player for the Jaguars in the face
by supporting Mike Hogan. Now, he is asking us at the
same time to support Team Teal Ticket sales. Perhaps
Mr. Weaver the Jaguars owner must not be aware of
these things; it makes you say hmmmm.......
Further, former Mayor Jake Godbold has raised his
head with no surprises; he has not been and will never
line up on the right side simply because it is not in him
to do so. In view of all of these facts and concerns, you
as parishioners have Pastors who have become
Pharisees, Herodians, and a Judas by selling out to a
man who opposed every thing our ancestors fought and
died for, and feel as though it is alright. We cannot
afford not to go to the polls and vote. It is a shame that
we do not realize that we are facing oppression in the
21st Century lead by Willie Lynch mentalities known
in today's society as sell outs, Continued-Page A-2
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and from a biblical prospective, modem day Herodians,
Pharisees and Judas. We must hold everyone account-
able and it begins with self accountability, and that
means being accountable for self by getting up and
going to the polls and voting. It is time for a positive
change and that change can only occur if we as a com-
munity go to the polls and vote for the most qualified
candidate for the job as Mayor. Let the record of Mr.
Hogan by itself motivate you to go to the polls and vote
as it speaks for itself.
HERE IS THE RECORD NOW LET YOUR VOTE
SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
Jacksonville mayoral candidate Mike Hogan has been
involved in crafting and/or voting on hundreds, if not
thousands, of pieces of legislation during his two terms
on the City Council (f991-99) three years in the
Legislature (2001-03) and work on several commis-
sions, including the powerful 2008 Taxation and
Budget Reform Commission. Here are highlights of
City Council 1991 Began first council term July
- Among minority (5-14) who didn't sign or weren't
asking to sign letter seeking federal funds for
Automated Skyway Express extension.
- Voted against (9-9) proposed property tax rollback of
25 cents based on voter-approved referendum of Cap 3
charter amendment, which capped increases at no more
than 3 percent a year. General Counsel John Delaney
said Cap violated state law and that the council wasn t
bound by it. Voted with majority (17-1) on subsequent
vote to approve the proposed roll back Hogan then on
Cap 3: am against tax increases but I voted against
Cap ... I'm concerned with the exclusion of growth."
- Voted with minority (6-13) on extension of the 6-cent
local option gas tax for 20years. Mayor Ed Austin
requested it because of shortfall in drainage and road
improvement projects. Designed to raise about $400
million in new revenue.
Proposed deleting a $1.5 million study of Soutel Drive
from a $102 million road project bond issue. African
American council members E. Denise Lee and
C.B.Griffin criticized the overall plan, sayig it didn't
include enough work in predominantly black parts of
the city. Councilwoman Lee then on Hogan's proposal:
"That (Soutel Drive) is the only thing in here that rep-
resents anything that looks like black in this city.
Voted with majority (15-3) to add charter amendment
proposal to ballot guaranteeing west side of St. Johns
River gets at-large council members. Each member
would have to reside in a different section of city.
Supporters said vote would increase chances of a black
winning an at large seat. But council's black member-
ship disagreed. Councilwoman Lee then on the vote:
"It still allows the total city to vote. Does that really
say you want to help the minority community?
Voted with majority (11-8) opposed to overriding
Austin's veto of minonty set-aside bill: called the
Equal Business Opportunity program to earmark a
percentage of city contracts to blacks and women.
Austin considered it a "quota" bill and said he would
propose a compromise for a minority economic devel-
opment program. Hogan then on his vote: "I believed
in some type of minority business enhancement pro-
gram. There was nothing else to vote for. I expressed
some concerns, but I knew it could be amended. I
thought it best for the two-branches of government to
be in concert on this thing.
Austin on Hogan: "Too often he is negative. I've
always seen him as a councilman with great potential.
So far, it is only potential."- Voted with minority (4-
15) against Austin's plan to raise the property tax rate
from $11.28 per to $11.32: the first increase in a
decade. Mayor said $700,000 was needed to hire 50
new police officers
Voted with minority (2-16) opposed to increasing
minority participation m city contracts by setting aside
certain contracts for black- and female-owned compa-
nies. Hogan said then he voted no because the bill cre-
ated a sort of "reverse discrimination."
Voted with majority (12-7) approving seven of eight
union contracts that called for city employees to get
pay raise averaging 17 percent over next three years.
Final contract approved (13-5).Hogan then said he
would not vote for a tax hike to fund the raises. "I have
not voted for any tax increases and I don'tplan on vot-
ing for any. I hope someone shoots me if Ido.
Voted with majority (13-6) to approve $49 million
Gator Bowl renovation as part of $219 million bond
issue covering River City Renaissance plan.- Voted
with minority (7-12) against the remaining $170 mil-
lion of the River City Renaissance plan, including $33
million for land acquisition in LaVilla and Brooklyn,
$20 million to acquire and renovate the St. James
Building for City Hall; and $17 million to renovate the
Civic Auditorium. Poll showed 67% of public
approved of plan. (This hurt the Ritz Theater and area
Voted with minority (4-14) against 30- year Gator
Bowl lease with Touchdown Jacksonville, a key to
city's chances of winning one of two NFL expansion
franchises. Hogan said he voted after general counsel
and council auditor expressed opposition and a coun-
cil maneuver by proponents led to no debate. He also
said then his constituents were opposed. "I think
there's some concern that we're just getting caught up
in this fever, instead of other more pressing needs.
Voted with majority (15-3) who approved his co-
sponsored home-occupations bill to make it easier for
people to use their homes as a workplace without
requiring a zoning change.- Voted with minority (2-
17) against the approval of a homeless center site on
Catherine Street, which became the I.M. Sulzbacher
Center. A small group of downtown attorneys and
architects worried about the impact of the center on
the area's crime rate and property values. Hogan, in an
interview this week, said there were too many home-
less shelters downtown at the time and he also worried
the city would be responsible for helping to payp art of
its budget which it is rather than strictly handled by
a non-profit. "We are spending millions of dollars on
downtown and we're inviting more homeless to come
downtown to stay. I don't know where you put them,
but I don't think you continue to add to the problem."
(The Super Bowl, they put them in Old Stanton High
School with no problem.)
Voted with minority (6-12) to oppose the city borrow-
ing up to $10.6 million to help fund an extension of the
Automated Skyway Express across the St. Johns River
Hogan then on opposition to the idea: "Government
needs to take care of the basic needs of the community
before it starts getting involved with things like art. It
[the legislation]Jis like a family going out and buying a
color TV when the roof's leaking." (So much for
music, art, drama, theater and dance.)
- Voted with minority (3-13) for emergency transfer of
$405,000 to I.M Sulzbacher homeless shelter as River
City Renaissance project with cost overrun
Voted with minority (2-16) against rezoning for
Housing Authority land for 60-apartment public hous-
ing complex at former Jax Speedway race track.
Neighborhood residents were concerned about possible
environmental contaminants and an abundance of pub-
lic housing in the area. Hogan, who represented the dis-
trict where the property was located, agreed and also
was concerned a out the $485 000 selling price the city
agreed to pay for the site. A former federal HUD offi-
cial said he saw the motivation as an effort to keep
blacks out of the predominantly white neighborhood.
Hogan then on the allegation: "It's is not a racial issue.
I want children raised in good, decent housing. But
we're not putting them on good soil. ...We know con-
taminants are there. It's not a matter of speculation.
On-vote notable): Switched parties to Republican after
GOP officials approached him and Councilman Max
Leggett about winning control of 19-member council.
Hogan was also being wooed for future office run as a
Voted with minority (3-16) against confirming
Winston Nash as head of fire department training.
Nash, an African-American, twice filed racial discrim-
ination suits against the fire department, challenging
promotional exams. The council s black members sug-
gested opposition to Nash reflected a racial division,
but Councilman Terry Wood, one of the dissenters, said
it had to do with Nash's work history.
Voted with minority in committee to support bill that
would have changed the way firefighters were hired
from a computer-generated list, with an emphasis on
finding more qualified women and minority candidates
for the historically white department, to requiring the
fire chief to hire candidates based on a new written test
that would be developed. Supporters said it was neces-
sary in part toprotect the city against nepotism and dis-
crimination. Opponents said it would have limited the
chances of getting hired for blacks and women. The
ordinance stalled m committee. Mayor John Delaney
eventually came up with a plan that eliminated the
computer list, but retained the emphasis on hiring
women and minorities. It included a series of strict
screenings, a requirement that all candidates be state-
certified and physically able to do the job. A preferred
list of candidates would then be generated by an oral
review board. Hogan and others on his committee
unanimously approved the change. Bill was withdrawn
State legislature votes
Voted with majority in special session (77-41) to cut
$800 million from the year's state budget to close $1.3
billion general revenue shortfall. Led to hundreds of
millions of dollars in cuts to schools and health pro-
grams. Northeast Florida school districts cut $10.5 mil-
lion, including $6.8 in Duval. FCCJ to make $3.5mil-
lion in cuts and took about $1.5 million from the
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.
Sponsored bill that would allow JEA and state's other
taxpayer-owned utilities to avoid release some public
records over his concerns about safety and privacy. Bill
died 47-61, then passed 62-53, but died in Senate when
it wasn't brought up.
For a vote. Hogan said the bill had nothing to do with
a Times-Union story the previous summer that listed
the Jacksonville's top water users based on JEA
records. Hogan then on the idea: "Why does the public
have the right to know? I think everybody wants gov-
ernment to be in the sunshine, but don't think any
body deserves to have their privacy violated. I'm just
looking to provide a lot of protection and privacy."
Voted with majority in second special session (80-39
in house; 26-14 m Senate) to cut nearly $1 billion from
budget. To close shortfall, also postponed a $128mil-
lion cut in intangibles tax on investments and took
money out of reserves. Northeast Florida schools cut by
$23 million, including $15.2 million in Duval, $3.5
million in Clay, $2.5 million in St. Johns and $4.5 mil-
lion for Florida Community College at Jacksonville.
Hogan Ranked in bottom quarter of Miami Herald's
annual ranking of effectiveness of state's lawmakers.
Florida Legislature 2003
- Re-filed a bill exempting utility records from public
records. No vote.- Sponsored a bill increasing number
of signatures necessary to get an initiative on the ballot
or requiring amendments be passed by a super maori-
ty, more than a simple majority of 50 plus one. Would
have to have support in majority of state's 67 counties
Voted with majority (95-19) for medical malpractice
bill aimed at slowing skyrocketing premiums by calling
for $250,000 cap on non-economic damage, such as
compensation for loss of family member or the loss of
a limb or sight.
Sponsored a proposal rejected (14-9, three short of
super majority) for statewide referendum to cap state
and local tax revenues. Would have tied all cities, coun-
ty and state revenue increases to formula based on pop-
ulation growth and inflation plus one percent on rev-
enue growth in state and local government. Angered
Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton and others with the
anti-crime Jacksonville Journey group who saw it as a
threat to their intent to raise revenue to help pay for
programs recommended by the group. Hogan then said
of the idea: "Today we are not going to give our citi-
zens a chance to restrain government: not choke gov-
ernment, but restrain government
Sources: Official records of the Jacksonville City
Council, Legislature and Taxation and Budget Review
Commission; Times-Union archives; other newspa-
per's archives; University of Florida's IFAS Extension
service; Legislature bill fist from Hogan campaign.
SCompiled by Jim Schoettle
AND YOU DON'T WANT TO VOTE, MAYBE
YOU OUGHT TO RECONSIDER
APRIL 16, 2011
Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
MT LEBANON MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, located at 9319 Ridge Boulevard with
Rev. Freddie Sumner Pastor, will be celebrating a 3-
night revival beginning Monday April 18 thru 20,
2011, each night at 7:00pm. We are grateful and
excited to have with us the anointed spirit filled
Revivalist, Rev. Jeremiah Robinson, Jr. of New Zion
Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach Florida, to deliv-
er God's Word. We're praying for a healing of the
mind and soul through this revival. The theme for
our revival is "Preparing God's people for his
Return." Please join us in this spirit filled worship
service. Hope to see you there! Also, we will
observe Good Friday, "The Preaching of the Seven
Last Words," Friday 22, 2011 at 11:55am promptly
with seven of the most spirit led men of the gospel
stands ready willing and able to deliver Gold's word
through this anointed service. The public is cordial-
ly invited to join us in this spirit filled celebration of
the Risen Savior." For further information You may
contact the Church at 527-1762.
EVANGELIST HOLINESS TEMPLE, 6601
Norwood Ave, with Bishop Robert Morris as Overseer,
warmly invite everyone to their Palm Sunday Program
April 17, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. The soulful voice of
Evangelist Ernest Setgler, the blessed voice of
Evangelist Sandy Goosby, the anointed preaching of
minister David Scott, Evangelist Clarence Perkin, the
"Jesus" Dance Team, and much more. The host for the
evening is Brother Nathaniel Goosby. For transporta-
tion call 904-442-0275.
The Church FELLOWSHIP WORSHIP MIN-
ISTRIES and Bishop Bruce V. Allen at 8808 Lem
Turner Rd. invite everyone to a Resurrection
Celebration for the Jacksonville Community on April
23, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Come, enjoy an event that
has something for the whole family. There will be chil-
dren learning activities based on the Resurrection of
Christ, live DJ, music, dance, face painting, Easter egg
hunt, treats, talent showcase, plus, free haircuts for chil-
dren from 6 to 17 years of age, and more! You don't
want to miss this celebration of our Lord Jesus Christ.
See you there!
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GREATER HARVEST CHRISTIAN FELLOW-
SHIP, located at 9113 Ridge Boulevard in Northwest
Jacksonville is having a Palm Sunday Celebration on
Sunday April 17th at their 10:00 a.m. Worship Service.
There will be Food, Fun, Games, Live Music
Waterslides and Bouncers for the kids. Free and open to
the community. Rev. Johnny A. Legons, Pastor. Contact
Elder Charlsetta Franklin at 904-923-2775 for more
I DEATH NOTICES
ACQUISTA, Anne, died
April 8, 2011.
AUSTIN, Wilma Jean
Small, died April 7, 2011.
Sandler, died April 7,
S., 77, died April 9, 2011.
CARR, Rufus, 87, died
April 9, 2011. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
FREEMAN, William E.,
died April 7, 2011.
FULMER, David, died
April 8, 2011.
HARRIS, Connie Larry,
52, died April 9, 2011.
Letha Mae, 90, died April
died April 7, 2011.
JENSEN, James Joseph,
nmanuel Missionary Baptist Church
pastor Thomas D. A. Blue, III
womenn Conference 20tg1i
Saturday April 16, 2011
Sunday April 17, 2011
Prophetess Victoria C. Milton
Founder of Excellent Woman of God Ministries
Minister Harriet Debose
Associate Minister, Mt. Pedro BC
Workshops- Saturday April 16,2011- (9:30 AN)
First Lady Kate Mayberry
How to pick up your Broken Pieces?
Pleasanthill Missionary Baptist Church Gainesville, Florida
Apostle Edith Jones
What to do after you pick up your Broken Piecest
The New House of Prayer and Victory Church Waycross, Georgia
Saturday Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 AN
Lunch 12:30 PM
"Emanuel "God with Us"
Location 1203 N. E. 8"' Avenue Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 377-0990 or (904) 343-5507
"This Conference is for Men as well as Women!!!"
75, died April 7, 2011.
KROPP, Lillian, 69, died
April 9, 2011.
F., 76, died April 6, 2011.
LAWSON, Felicia, died
April 10, 2011.
LLOYD, Wonnie L.,
died April 7, 2011.
MARSHALL, Essie M.,
funeral service was held
on April 9, 2011.
NEDD, Milton, died
April 9, 2011.
PARSONS, Jon, died
April 8, 2011.
Marie, died April 8, 2011.
RANDALL, Walter J.,
Sr., 87, died April 8,
2011. Alphonso West
RICHARDS, Leroy, Sr.,
78, died April 7, 2011.
ROEBUCK, Mary Jean,
62, died April 7, 2011.
ROHLFING, Will A.,
85, died April 11, 2011.
died April 7, 2011.
SMITH, George Lee, 85,
died April 9, 2011.
Johnson, 56, died April 9,
STANDEN, Vera J., 84,
died April 7, 2011.
TAYLOR, Orville J., 89,
died April 8, 2011.
THOMAS, Shirley M.,
85, died April 8, 2011.
Catherine, 87, died April
WOOTEN, John J., April
DAVIS, Juanita, 90, died
April 6, 2011.
FOTE, Jack Paul, Sr.,
died April 8, 2011.
GRANT, Carvel Leon,
Sr., died April 6, 2011.
Arthur, died April 6,
Anthony, 54, died April 9,
PRINCE, Patsy Ann, 65,
died April 6, 2011.
ROBISON, James, 60,
died April 10, 2011.
VINCENT, Glenn D.,
57, died April 10, 2011.
WIGGINS, Leo Gilbert,
46, died April 9, 2011.
SThe Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ..................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning ';;.
Intercessory Prayer....................10:45 a.m. ;
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
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
W orship Service .............. ................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School .................................... 8:30 p.m.
"Glory Hour" Bible Study .............. ........... 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" Bible Study .......................... 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... 10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion 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 worship .......................................................................11:00 a.m .
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diabetes, HIV/AIDS testing was
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Jacksonville residents mayoral
candidate Alvin Brown listened
to the vendors and residents that
expressed their need for more
information, education, and
knowledge about how to live a
better quality of life. This reporter
took advantage of the blood pres-
sure and cholesterol checks and
Dan Evans of The Florida Star, shaking hands with
Jacksonville residents mayoral candidate Alvin Brown. got a free flu shot.
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area
NEW STANTON SR. HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 1963 will meet the third
Sunday of each month at the Highlands Branch Library, 1826 Dunn Avenue at 3:00-
500 pm. preparing for the Class 50th Reunion in the year 2013. Contact Gracie Smith
Foreman @ 904 766-5221. NO MEETINGS JUNE & JULY. Library closed
Sunday for those months
"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.
ANNUAL 5K CHARITY WALK. Local Church Aides In The Educational
Crisis. The walk begins promptly at 8:30AM on April 16, 2011, with on-site regis-
tration beginning at 7:30 AM at the church which is located at 2763 Dunn Avenue,
Jacksonville, FL. To register for the charity walk or vendor booth, call the church at
(904) 766-5797 or register online at www.oacfchurch.com.
BLESSING OF THE FLEET. Have your boat blessed for the upcoming naviga-
tional season at one of Jacksonville's favorite annual events April 17, at 2 p.m.
SOJA AND THE DIRTY HEADS, with their blend of hip-hop and classic reggae,
rips through Jacksonville on April 20, 8 p.m. at the Florida Theatre
SATURDAY SURPRISE. Featuring different programs every week including
art, storytelling, theatre play, scavenger hunts, science experiments and more!
Beginning April 23 at 2 p.m. Main Library
CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS presents A Genius for Place:
American Landscapes of the Country Place Era opening April 29. This exhibit fea-
tures large-format photographs of many well-known American estates by photogra-
pher 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 more
information, call (904) 630-3690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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2011 Stanton Gala Planning Meeting-The current class leaders of Old
Stanton, New Stanton and Stanton Vocational High Schools will meet Monday. April
18, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street
(First Street entrance) to discuss plans for the 5th Stanton Gala, June 25, 2011.
Representatives from all classes are encouraged to attend. For more information visit
our website at www.stantonhigh.org. or contact Chairman, Kenneth Reddick at (904)
ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD
HENOCH- SCHONLEIN PURPURA)
INTRODUCTION-An allergic disorder involving sudden bleeding into the skin or
BODY PARTS INVOLVED:
* Joints (usually knees, ankles, hips, wrists and elbows.
* Skin of the legs, thighs and abdomen.
* Gastrointestinal tract.
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED-boys (2 to 8 years
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
* Sore throat about 2 weeks prior to other symptoms.
* Itching skin rash, that seems to be just beneath the skin surface. This rash usu
ally consists of large hives with small bruises or blood spots in the centers.
The rash is most often on the legs, thighs or lower abdomen, but it may be scat
tered over the body.
* Joint inflammation at the knees, ankles, hips writs or elbows.
* Cramping abdominal pain and vomiting.
* Protein and blood in the urine.
* Low fever.
CAUSES-Purpura is probably n autoimmune reaction in the inflamed small blood ves-
sels.Throughout the body. The allergic trigger is not known, but attacks often follow an
upper-respiratory infection or the use of some drugs, especially sulfa drugs.
RISK INCREASES WITH
* Recent illness, especially a bacterial sore throat.
* Use of sulfa drugs.
HOW TO PREVENT
* Don't allow your child to be exposed to respiratory infections, if possible.
* Obtain prompt medical treatment of any bacterial throat infection.
Avoid the use of any drug that has triggered allergic purport in your child.
Consult the doctor before giving any medication to a child.
WHAT TO EXPECT
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE
Home care after diagnosis.
* Doctor's treatment.
* Hospitalization (for complications).
* Your own observation of symptoms.
* Medical history and physical exam by a doctor.
Laboratory blood studies and a urinalysis.
* Kidney failure, resulting from kidney inflammation and damage.
* Permanent joint deformity.
PROBABLE OUTCOME-Allergic purpura usually lasts 1 to 3 weeks. Some children
only have a few spots and fever. Others require hospitalization for severe abdominal ain
and kidney inflammation.
Most children with allergic purpura recover completely. in some, however,
recurs or persists for years.
HOW TO TREAT
GENERAL MEASURES-Use warm soaks to relieve joint pain.
MEDICATION-Your doctor may prescribe cortisone drugs or immunosuppressive
drugs, such as cyclophosphamide, to suppress inflammation. Effectiveness of treatment
ACTIVITY-if the child has fever or pain, encourage bed rest. The child may sit up for
meals and walk to the bathroom. When fever and pain are gone, the child may gradually
resume normal activities as strength and well-being allow.
Diet-The child should eat a normal well-balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supple-
ments should not be necessary unless the child shows evidence of deficiencies.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF
* Your child has symptoms of allergic purpra.
* The following symptoms occur during treatment:
Unrelenting abdominal pain.
Blood in the stool.
Black, tarry bowel movements.
New bleeding under the skin.
Blood in the urine.
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April 16, 2011
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FIFTH ANNUAL RETURN TO ROSEWOOD HEALING CEREMONY
Rosewood, Florida: The Real Rosewood Foundation Board Members and Friends of Rosewood
cordially invite you to join in a Saturday celebration, 1731 SW State Road 24, Cedar Key, Florida.
The Foundation organized for the purpose of engaging in all diverse and lawful activities and
promotions permitted to a nonprofit organization under the Florida General Corporation Act.
INVITED TO PARTICIPATE: PROGRAM
Speaker: Rev. Leo Robinson, Sr., and Power House Family Worship Center
Lizzie Jenkins' Rosewood History Overview
Public, Private and Charter School Groups
Motorcycle Bikers and Antique Car Owners
Autism Walkers and Step Teams
Magicians, Comedy and Rappers ("R" Rated)
Church and College Gospel Choirs, Praise Dancers, Quartets and Soloists
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THE REAL MCCOY 2ND SEASON!
By Rych McCain, email@example.com and Facebook
Photo by Robert Kley for TV One
She is a Goddess to the mass of admiring men who made her a Hollywood sex symbol. She experienced
the fantasy dream of a life time by becoming the wife of the Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands making her
the first Hollywood actress of color to be a first lady of a country only to see her fairytale evaporate into a night-
mare. Through it all, LisaRaye has proven to be a determined and resilient woman who not only can't be stopped
but won't be stopped! Her reality TV Show "LisaRaye: The Real McCoy" will debut its second season on
Thursday, April 7th at 9: PM and 9:30 PM with two back-to-back episodes. The show's first season last year was
TV One's highest rated show and the numbers are expected to go even higher this season. In addition to this show,
LisaRaye is now shooting another scripted TV series for VH-1 titled "Single Ladies" which is being produced by
Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Productions; releasing her new designer brand of jeans; getting her daughter Kia's
modeling career in gear and raising money for charities.
When asked about carrying such a heavy load, McCoy says, "I'm very excited that I am working because
that is very different from last year where I was engulfed in the mist of the trenches of the divorce and the reposi-
tioning of myself trying to figure it all out. And not much has changed for me in terms of trying to figure it all out
because I think the pieces are forever revolving. But this year I am definitely working and my motto has always
been "B to B" (Back to Business)! I kind of use that as an umbrella approach to everything that I have going on
in my life weather it is back to business, back to living, back to finances, back to family, back to love, back to the
second season, back to LisaRaye!"
What is the biggest misconception about her that LisaRaye has had to deal with? She laughs, "The biggest
misconception is that I'm a gold digger. People need to know where I come from and who I am in my heart for
them to be able to even come up with that perception. I think they twisted that because I have dated men whose
statue is powerful or they come from a wealthy background and because of that, folks think I am a gold digger. I
closed last season saying 'gold digger?' Honey I'm digging for platinum! But I really do mean that because I am
a worldly woman. I know who I am. I know where I've been and I know the places that I want to go. So I don't
want to rear my husband or my man. I don't want to be his mother; I want to be his mate. I would also encourage
our young adults, our young generation to go after someone that has something and bring to the table what they
have to bring because it makes the union that much more powerful."
What are some of the aspects of LisaRaye that the viewers may find out more of in season two? She empha-
sizes, "One very essential part of season two is my spiritual journey of finding out LisaRaye's passion and pur-
pose in life. Just growing from last year and being able to be a pillar of strength to a lot of women, if not just human
beings, that have gone through some things that have allowed them to grow and strengthen through that experi-
ence. I think my story is a testament to that. The building, re-branding, re-positioning and renewal in who you are
and that's where I am right now." Over the years LisaRaye has been a leading Hollywood sex symbol. How has
she dealt with the psychology and mentality of that? Laughing out loud she laments, "It can be a blessing and a
curse at the same time. I am who I am. I feel blessed to be able to have whatever kind of label that they want to
put on me. If it is a sex symbol, than thank you. I have to use what I got to get what I want ala Player's club!"
Rapper Monsta will drop his
new debut solo album "Pacific Coast
Highway" on April 12, 2011 via Dawn
Raid/SMC Recordings/Fontana ft.
Jacka, Huslah, Masspike Miles, Hell
Rell, Yukmouth and Boo Yaa Tribe.
Look for Atlanta rapper YC aka Yung
Chris to come your way on his
spring/summer tour to support his hot
single "Racks" currently at #15 on the
radio charts. He has a hot mix tape out
hosted by famed Atlanta V103 radio
personality Greg Street.
Laker NBA bailer Lamar Odom
and his entrepreneur/TV personality
wife Khloe are gracing the spring issue
cover of Arian Simone's FEARLESS
Magazine. An E! camera crew was on
hand for the cover shoot and you can
watch it April 10th on E! In keeping
with the theme of love, the issue also
features Mike Vick's love Kijafa Frink
while Angela and Vanessa Simmons
share their views of love for family and
business. Relationship coach Tony
Gaskin, Jr even dishes out a tip or two.
Look for Fearless on the stands or go to
The CW announced the return of
Nikita (Thursdays 99/8 CST); The
Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7 CST)
and Gossip Girl (Monday, April 18th 9/8
The Center Dance Arts and
Music Center will present a special
fundraising gala in celebration of The
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at
the historic home of CDA Chair Mattie
McFadden-Lawson and hubby and
CDA board member Michael A. Lawson
in the beautiful, ritzy, high class
Hancock Park section of LA. Honorees
include Judith Jamison Artistic
Director of The Alvin Ailey ADT and
Robert Battle Artistic Director
Designee of The Alvin Ailey ADT.
Celeb hosts include Dennis Haysbert,
actor and Allstate Insurance Company
Celebrity Spokesman; Debbie Allen -
actress/producer/director/dancer and her
husband former NBA baller and Fox
Sports Net NBA Analyst Norm Nixon.
Your Highness: Universal
Pictures. Starring Danny McBride,
James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey
Deschanel, and Justin Theroux.
Directed by David Gordon Green.
Written by Danny McBride and Ben
Best. Produced by Scott Stuber. One
brother is the hero and the other is a
heel. Put this in mid-evil times and you
have the crux of this movie. The idea of
comedy, knights and dragons don't quite
mix well for this film. There was way
too much emphasis on pot smoking and
sex. Especially when the dumb brother
wears the male genital of a beast around
his neck that he had cut off after slaying
him. Can you imagine the smell of
something that gross and repulsive
around your neck and in your face -
yuk! Stupid and silly best describes this
farce! Save it for Netflex or cable!
Rvch In Atlanta:
For all of my readers and peeps
in Atlanta. I will be on the campus of
Kennesaw State University this
Thursday, April 7, 2011, student union
starting at 7: PM delivering a
Lecture/Visual Screen Presentation
based on my book "Black Afrikan Hair
And The Insanity Of The Black Blonde
Psych." Come on out and receive infor-
mation that willchange who you view
your hair! Check out my book website
Study, Observe and Win!
RYCH MCCAIN'S HOLLYHOOD NOTES!
By Rych McCain, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook Celeb Interviews
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
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JACKSONVILLE SHARK ATTACK!
THE DEFENDING SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPS ARE 3-1!
The Florida & Georgia Star
Correspondent: Scott Jurrens
Photographer: Joseph Lorentzon
Sharks Jomo Wilson Snags Catch
Sharks Coach Les Moss Strategizes with QB A
Sharks (9) Justin Parrish Stretchs for Goal Li
The 2010 Southern
Division Arena Football League
3LOC champions have swum into the
lead early this season with a 3-1
record. They are undefeated so
far this year at home at Sea Best
Field and have a record of 1-1
while on the road.
The Sharks opened this
season with a free preseason
scrimmage for fans hosting the
Tampa Bay Storm on February
28, 2011 and promptly blew
them away for a loss 56-19.
Sharks wide receiver Terrence
Smith scored three touchdowns,
Tyronne Gross added two more
aro touchdowns and other Sharks
fueled the win with more points
for the victory.
The Sharks then traveled
out west to battle the Arizona
Rattlers on March 12 for the sea-
S son opener. Although the
Sharks hammered back and
forth with the Rattlers, the
Rattlers had a late minute strike
for a touchdown and with a two
point conversion good with 30
seconds left to play, won the
On March 18, the Sharks
hosted the Georgia Force on
Game Show Night at SeaBest
Field. The Sharks struck early
and drew first scoring blood with
a 1st quarter field goal and never
looked back. The defense lead
the team in creating turnovers
that ended up with points with
touchdowns by Sharks Jeron
Harvey, Jomo Wilson, Jamarko
Simmons, and Kirby Griffin. The
game final was Sharks 71, Force
The New Orleans Voodoo
visited Sea Best Field on March
26 for a first time ever game
against the Sharks and Mardi
Gras night in Jacksonville. The
Sharks used their own version of
black magic against the visiting
Voodoo by using a blend of
defense and extreme offense to
topple the visitors for a final of
Sharks 64, Voodoo 33, which is
the largest winning margin by the
Sharks for any game in the 2011
season. Sharks quarterback
Aaron Garcia has now passed
for over 26 miles in his career.
The Sharks traveled on
April 1, 2011 to tangle with the
Tampa Bay Storm and this game
was featured on the NFL
Network as the Game of the
Week. The Sharks looked to
keep a perfect win record
against the Storm; however, the
Storm struck first with a 4-yard
touchdown in the first quarter.
The Sharks continued to fight the
Storm and grabbed the lead at
half time; 26-24. The Storm only
managed to squeak in another 6
points for the remainder of the
game where the Sharks score 4
more touchdowns for the game
final: Sharks 54; Storm 30.
The Sharks (3-1) travel
north this weekend, April 16,
2011, to face another first time
opponent, the Pittsburgh Power
(1-2) coached by former Sharks'
former offensive coordinator and
current Power head coach Chris
Siegfried. This is the Power's
inaugural season and is ranked
second in the Eastern Division.
The Power's starting quarter-
back is Bernard Morris, former
back up to the Shark's Aaron
Garcia and also have former
Shark's players Jason Willis and
Irving Campbell (wide receivers)
and kicker Paul Edinger.
The next home game for
the Sharks will be on April 23,
2011 against the Cleveland
Gladiators on 80's Night with
Education Appreciation. In addi-
tion to outstanding football and
plays, fan theme nights celebrate
the creativity the outfits Sharks
fans can demonstrate in the
stands. So get your tickets and
groove on for this night and
come out wearing your 80's
fashions and big hair styles to
support the Sharks.
Suns blank Generals 2-0
Poveda Earns First
T h e
Jacksonville Suns (3-
S3) used a pair of RBI
singles and outstand-
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21- T. a 2-0 win over the
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two. With the Suns ahead 2-0 going into the bot-
tom of the ninth, reliever Sandy Rosario pitched a
scoreless ninth to earn his second save of 2011
and preserve the two-run victory.
The Suns offense scratched two runs off of
Generals starter Anthony Vasquez (0-2). Luke
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to give the Suns an early 1-0 lead. Ryan Curry
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aters on April 1, 2011. We were able
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movie, thanks to The Florida Star and
Georgia Star Newspaper who pro-
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What happened to Here
comes Peter Cotton Tail Hopping
Down the Bunny Trail? Hollywood
movies have already diluted the
meaning of Christmas, now they're
going after Easter with the movie
Hop... Is anything sacred anymore?
The movie is Easter-Themed, how-
ever, it doesn't include any references
to the holiday's religious meaning
(which could be a plus or a minus, de-
pending on your family's own beliefs).
In this animated meets reality
movie, you'll see a flying Easter sleigh
and Willy Wonka Factory where
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lion among the chicks to take over the
Easter Bunny role, with captured
human Fred, and fun music through-
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M
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Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) Monday,
April 11 becoming the 2011 champions.
Averaging more than 455 points per game, the
most of any team, FAMU won the top prize of
$50,000 in university grants for their national
FAMU won the national championships
in 2005, 2003, 1999, 1998, 1996 and 1991.
"We were very excited to be able to bring
the seventh championship home to FAMU," said
Atty. Chuck Hobbs, who served as head coach of
the FAMU team. "Out of 22 years of having the
tournament, we have won a third of the awards
under my mother's leadership and this year under
my own. One of the highlights was the fact that
this turned into a FAMU weekend. At the opening
banquet, Honda honored my mother's six national
Vivian Hobbs, a retired FAMU professor
who coached the team for 21 years, received the
"Coach of the Year" award. As the first recipient,
she received the award for her commitment to
coaching young men and women for the competi-
"This championship is another example
that Florida A&M University has some of the best
and brightest students in the nation," said FAMU
President James H. Ammons. "I applaud Atty.
Hobbs and our students for doing such an out-
standing job. This win is a testament to their hard
work, character and commitment as well as the ac-
ademic preparation they are receiving at FAMU."
The Annual HCASC is the largest aca-
demic competition of its kind, bringing students
from historically black colleges and universities
(HBCUs) from around the country together to par-
ticipate in the two-day tournament that tests their
knowledge, skills and ability to quickly and accu-
rately answer questions on world history, science,
literature, and popular culture.
FAMU's All-Star team included Trenton J. John-
son, the team's captain, who is a senior majoring
in computer engineering; Dwight Williams II, a
junior mathematics major; Stefan Jenkins, a junior
biomedical engineering major and Paul
Kayemba, a junior English major.
During the annual two-day tournament in
Orlando, Fla., 48 HBCU teams competed in a
modified round robin format. Each school show-
cased their skills and intellect by quickly and ac-
curately answering questions on world history,
science, literature, religion, the arts, social sci-
ences, popular culture and African-American his-
tory and culture. The top teams from the events
eight divisions advanced to the "Elite Eight Play-
offs" and went head to head in a round single
elimination. The final two teams then competed
for the National Champion title in a best 2- out of
3- final series.
"The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
is one of Honda's largest and longest running phil-
anthropic initiatives here in the United States, and
we are proud to be able to give more than
$300,000 each year to deserving Historically
Black Colleges and Universities," said Steve
Morikawa, assistant vice president, Corporate
Community Relations, American Honda Motor
Co., Inc. "Maintaining this program allows us to
invest in one of the country's largest pipelines for
professional and academic talent, and even in
these tough economic times, it is important that
we continue to support our nation's future lead-
Since 1989, HCASC has brought to-
gether the nation's best and brightest academic
competitors from America's top HBCUs.
Throughout its history, HCASC has been the only
annual academic competition between the nation's
HBCUs, touching more than 50,000 students and
awarding more than $6 million in grants.
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FAMU Student Hired as the Florida Regional Field
FAMU Student Hired as the Florida Regional Field
Director for Truman National Security Project
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The recipient of the 2011 Martin Luther
King Jr. Student Leadership Award at Florida A&M University (FAMU) re-
cently named the Florida regional field director for the Truman National Se-
curity Project. Tallahassee native Reamonn Soto was selected from a pool of
700 qualified applicants across the country for a position that typically re-
quires a graduate degree to be considered.
Soto is contracted to work between 30 and 40 hours a week. He will
make numerous trips within the state of Florida and to Washington, D.C. and
he will receive a salary of $6,000 a month.
At the age of 24, Soto, a senior physics student, is the organization's
youngest regional field director in the country. His position requires him to
work along side senators, congressmen and congresswomen, representatives
and legislators throughout the state to get his bill on the agenda while main-
taining his courses and preparing for summer graduation.
"I received a call from Washington, D.C. and was asked to apply,"
said Soto. "The referral was based on a networking relationship I established
while interning in D.C. for Congressman Kendrick Meeks. The work I have
done with students and organizing the Get out to Vote campaign in Tallahas-
see was discovered, along with my volunteer work with FAMU Green Coali-
tion. They saw something in me that they wanted to harness and further
Soto is tasked to organize veteran organizations throughout the state
to push forth a state energy policy. By consulting with representatives of the
U.S. Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) re-
garding the facts and figures and how it relates to national security, he at
trained the essential knowledge needed to do the job.
"They were very impressed by my in-debt knowledge on the policies
discussed," said Soto. "The key thing is knowledge. Keep doing your home-
work, questioning experts, being in tuned to the local government and en-
gaging in service projects."
Since starting his new position, Soto has been working on a pro-
posal that will get Florida's 38 percent jobless-veterans, who possess the
training and skills in solar technology, to take advantage of the renewable
source industry. His goal is to get a bill on the floor before the legislative ses-
FAMU alumnus Representative Alan B. Williams, District 8, who
sits on the energy and utilities committee, provided Soto with guidance in
securing the chairman's support.
"Reamonn is a young man who is disciplined and focused on his fu-
ture goals," said Rep. Williams. "Someone I believe to be an asset to not only
the community, but also the nation. Since working in my office, he has grown,
and I'm glad we gave him the opportunity to grow those skills and take them
to the next level."
"I've spoken to 17 representatives and senators, 15 of them sit on
the energy and utilities committee, requesting a spot to testify before the com-
mittee," said Soto. "There's not a bill number on the energy policy, but we are
still developing the language. We want to include that climate change and in-
vesting in renewable source of energy is not only economically beneficial
for the state, but it is also a national security issue."
The Truman National Security Project is a national security leader-
ship institute, the nation's only organization that recruits, trains and positions
a new generation of progressives across America to lead on national secu-
rity. Its mission is to provide the skills, knowledge and network to create an
influential force of leaders across the country that advances strong progres-
sive national security policy.
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Jacksonville Teen Charged in Shooting Death
A Jacksonville teen has been
charged in a shooting death.
17-year-old Tamarius Jerome
Bowes of the 1500 block of South Lane
Avenue is charged with murder and car-
rying a concealed gun after a fight that
occurred in late March at Beverly Hills
The crowd had gathered that day
to watch an argument between two girls.
According to the victim's family, the girls
had been fighting over comments made
Charles J. Jenkins, 23, was the
brother of one of the girls and stepped in
to defend her. That was when Bowes pro-
Tamarius Bowes duced a gun and began firing.
Jenkins was shot twice and later
died. A 9-year-old boy also was shot in the leg by a stray bullet.
According to the arrest report, Bowes confessed to having a .38-caliber handgun
with him when he went to the park that day, which he told police he bought off the
street. He claimed to have started shooting into the crowd and running without a real tar-
get after Jenkins allegedly pointed a gun at him.
Witnesses told police that they never saw Jenkins with a gun, and Jenkins'
mother said he did not own a firearm at all.
Although the decision is up to the State Attorney's Office, it is very likely that
Bowes will be tried as an adult for the crime.
Man Found Sleeping in Home
After Sex Attack
Police found a Florida man sound asleep in the
home of a woman he sexually assaulted.
The victim told police that Terrence Adderly, 32,
kicked open the front door of the woman's home, ripped
off her clothes, choked her, and forced her to have sex
with him. Adderly was charged with sexual battery, false
imprisonment, occupied burglary, criminal mischief and
Georgia Man Gets 18 Years in
A Brunswick resident was sentenced to 18 years
in prison for a feud-related killing that occurred in 2009.
Marquel Rayshad Parker, 22, pleaded guilty to
voluntary manslaughter one day before standing trial for
murder charges. He admitted to firing the shots that killed
21-year-old Christopher Kimp.
According to authorities, Kimp was struck as he
drove his vehicle slowly along Seventh Street at Ogg Av-
enue near Parker's home in 2009. He was struck in the
temple by a single bullet fired by Parker, who was on foot.
The bullet passed through the half-open driver's window
before striking Kimp.
The two passengers in the car with Kimp were un-
injured and identified Parker as the shooter.
Initially, Parker was charged with both malice and
felony murder, three counts of aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon and two firearm offenses in the case. In
exchange for his four guilty pleas, prosecutors dismissed
the remaining charges against Parker.
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Armed Sexual Battery & Burglary Suspect
On March 19, 2011 at 5:00 p.m., police were dispatched to a resi-
dence in the vicinity of Beaver Street and McDuff Avenue in reference
to a sexual battery. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the vic-
tim's residence, displayed a weapon, and sexually battered the victim.
The suspect is described as a black male in his forties, 5'9", 250
pounds, dark skin, unshaven with some gray in beard, balding or re-
ceding hairline, missing an upper side tooth, wearing a dirty black shirt,
long shorts, dirty white tennis shoes and left on a dark colored moun-
tain bike. The suspect was described as smelling bad.
Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the
suspect is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904)
630-0500 or email us at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain
anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-
866-845-TIPS or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buckle Up for Safety
It should not be taken for granted that you or your family will not be
involved in an automobile crash. We should all make sure that our rel-
atives, friends and neighbors know that to allow a child or other pas-
senger to ride unrestrained is illegal. The consequences of sustaining a
life long injury, or death, are never worth the risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), 59% or 32,598 of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in
crashes in 2002 were unrestrained. Buckling up is the single most ef-
fective way to reduce injuries and save lives from motor vehicle crashes
in the US.
However, many adults and children still ride unrestrained or un-
knowingly use child restraints improperly. According to data collected
by certified technicians from fitting stations and child safety seat check
up events, over 96% of child safety and booster seats inspected are
found to be improperly installed. It is important to buckle up and cor-
rectly install the appropriate child safety seat in the vehicle.
* Infants must ride
rear-facing from birth
to 1 year of age and
weigh at least 20
pounds, and must
NEVER ride in the
front seat of an air
bag equipped vehicle.
* Toddlers at least 1
year of age and who
weigh over 20
pounds should ride in
a forward facing
child safety seat.
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April 16, 2011
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Apriln 16,r 2011 THE STAR C&JPAGE3
89-Year-Old Man Fends Off Robber
A Jacksonville man was able to success-
fully fight off a thief, just two days shy of his nin-
The assailant broke into the house 89-
year-old Wilbert Westin had called home for the
last 30 years, making his way in through the back
door. Westin, who was resting in his bedroom be-
fore leaving for church services that Sunday morn-
ing, found himself in a wrestling match with the
SEventually, the robber was able to get
away with Westin's wallet and $100 that his fam-
ily had given him for his upcoming birthday. De-
Wilbert Westin spite the attack, Westin was still able to make his
11:00 a.m. church service.
Police are still looking for the man who broke into Wilbert's home. If you have
any information that could help police, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
Disabled Teen Hit and
Dragged by Driver
A Baker County teenager who was much loved by
family and friends died after being hit by a car and
18-year-old Rashad Belford, known affectionately
as "Rolley" to those who knew him well, had been a
Baker County High School senior who suffered from
cerebral palsy. Neighbors say he always walked the
streets, helping wherever he could.
The driver, Michael Washington, had been on his
way to break up a fight that his sister was involved in
when he angrily sped out of the driveway of his home -
right into Belford, who happened to be standing nearby.
Belford later died at U.F. and Shands Hospital.
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Clay County Sex Predator Cruises Streets
in Ice Cream Truck
Neighbors in a Clay County neighborhood were apalled to discover that a reg-
istered sex offender and known sexual predator was operating an ice cream truck.
Authorities had uncovered documents which showed that Jackie Hall of Mid-
dleburg, FL had been a convicted sexual predator since 1995 and had served 11 years
in jail. His probation ended just a week ago.
The neighborhood sex offender watchdog group, No Peace for Predators, was
horrified to find that Hall was operating an ice cream truck in their neighborhood, plac-
ing him in the midst of their children on a regular basis.
According to the documents, Hall also violated his probation several times in the
past, first with having contact with a 16-year-old girl, then by having unsupervised con-
tact with minor children in a state park several months later. Additionally, Hall left the
county multiple times without permission, lied to his probation officer and was arrested
for battering a person 65 years or older.
No Peace for Predators, along with many other concerned neighbors, staged a
protest for hours in the front yard of Hall's home. Hall eventually agreed to allow the
group to buy back his ice cream truck for $2400.
Pet Shop Owner Kept Dead
Animals in Freezer
The owner of a Palm Beach County, FL pet shop
was arrested after dead animals were found in the freezer.
Prompted by an anonymous tip, police raided For-
ever Puppies on Friday and found five dead cats and dogs
in the freezer of Debora Van Oort, the owner. Two golden
retriever puppies were among the bodies, and necropsies
found the puppies had no food in their systems.
Van Oort's apartment was searched after animal
control workers combed through the pet shop, where they
found that living conditions for even the living animals
Authorities also seized 26 cats, dogs, a rabbit, a
bird and a hedgehog Monday when they searched the
Van Oort was being held at the Palm Beach
County Jail early Tuesday.
April 16, 2011
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April 16, 2011
p r I rW A t
Name: Takeria Bruce Name: Nkyler Uillard
Age: 13 Height: 5'6" Age: 16 Height: 5'6"
Weight: 1771bs Weight: 2251bs
Last seen 03/28/11 in Miami, FL. Last seen 04/06/11 in Winter
Has pierced ears and nose. May Park, FL. May travel to Tampa,
go by the nickname "T.K.". FL.
Name: Taylore Knowles Name: Unique Lamar
Age: 15 Height: 5'0" Age: 14 Height: 4'11"
Weight: 1301bs Weight: 1001bs
Last seen 02/26/11 in North Laud- Last seen 02/12/11 in Miami, FL.
erdale, FL. May still be in local May now be in Fort Lauderdale,
area. FL area.
Name: Randy Lawson
Age: 18 Height: 6'2"
Last seen 08/18/10 in Tampa, FL.
Has tattoos on arms, chest, and
At Least He Was Honest... I I Clayton County Bigfoot?
Georgia detectives who were investigating a purse
snatching picked up a man who fit the thief s description
and drove him back to the scene.
He was told to exit the car and face the victim for
an I.D. The suspect carefully eyed the victim, and
blurted, "Yeah, that's the woman I robbed."
A police officer in Clayton County, GA was fired
after he was revealed to have lied about seeing Bigfoot
- and had been paid to do so.
Apparently, the Clayton County Police Department
doesn't have much of a sense of humor. The credibility
of former officer Matt Whitton is now shot and he
could face charges of fraud as well.
Name: Latif Haneef Name: Andre Parker Name: Vernon Cheek
Age: 43 Age: 23 Age: 31
Offense: Grand Theft Offense: Fnrorv Offense: Drug Trafficking
Offense: Sale of Heroin
Name: Genard Moore Name: Tonya Bennett
Age: 27 Age: 43
Offense: Sale nf Cnraine Offense: Contempt of Court
Name: Anthony Sims
Name: Willie Texas
Offense: Att. Sex Assault
Name: Timothy Watkins
Offense: Aggrv. Sodomy
Name: Tracy Allen Name: Demonte Boyd
Offense: Armed Robbery Offense: Theft
Name: Calvin Clark
Offense: Aggrv. Assault
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