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Dates or Sequential Designation:
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Publication Date:


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African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )


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

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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When Mary Frances was
around seven, she cried to her
grandmother about the

James Brown, The
Godfather of Soul The
Hardest Working Person in
show business.
number of people who
always picked at her by
telling her she was pretty.
She told her grandmother, "I
can't be pretty because I am
too black." But when she
became a teen ager, James
Brown put out a song, "1 am
black and I'm proud." From
that point on, Mary Frances

understood that being a dark
shade of black did not make
you ugly. She finally accept-
ed the comments from others
regarding how she looked as
There were many Mary
Frances' that James Brown
and Nina Simone helped to
like and understand their
blackness. So when many
call James Brown the
Godfather of soul, they must
also remember him as the
Godfather of black pride -
"Say it Loud, I'm black
and proud."
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ly exhibited at the funeral
services of Brown as thou-
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The 38th President of
the U.S., Gerald R. Ford

Former President Gerald R. Ford
died on December 27 at the age of
93. He was the only president that
was, without question, not elected
by the people but was appointed,
first as Vice President and then as
President. He served as president
from 1974 to 1977.
Ford served in the U.S. House of
Representatives for 25 years and

became the Republican minority leader in 1965. After Spiro
Agnew resigned as vice president in 1973 because of
Watergate, President Richard Nixon nominated Ford to fill
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Study Completed by Human Rights
Commission For Firefighters
Two black fire-
fighters with the
Jacksonville Fire
and Rescue
Department found
nooses on their gear.
The community
reacted and the
mayor gave the
city's Human Rights
Commission the authority, without limitations, to get to the
bottom of the incident. The Commissioners found that racism
in the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department had a strong
existence and recommended that the top administrators be fired
along with 21 other recommendations to improve the depart-

On January 16, 2006, the first
president for the continent of
Africa, was sworn in. Ellen
Johnson Sirleaf became the first
female to lead an African nation.
As the new president of
Liberia, the Harvard University
graduate pledged to the troubled
West African nation to rid
Liberia of its violent past. She
began meeting .with heads of
President Ellen Johnson states around the world, includ-
ing 1Pliesidetn George Bu h.

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Victims: Radarius Jackson,
13, Shenice Holmes, 13,
Dreshawna Davis, 8, Taishay
Shanks, 5, Damian Hughes,
11, Jamarius Wade, 17.
The citizens of Jacksonville stood by
almost without hope because of the
shooting deaths of these children. And
then Dreshawna became the sixth
while sitting in a home as a very obedi-
ent child. The city could take no thore,
the sheriff, the mayor and the city
council came forward. Murders-A-7

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Martin Anderson, 14, was
smothered to death after
guards kicked and
punched him. The beat-
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in the exercise room.
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Boot Camps in Florida.
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1927-2006 legacy, she built her own."
Our first lady did much to realize her husband, Dr. Martin
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James Brown: The Superstars'

George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist

1 was headed to Augusta,
Georgia spend several days
with my mother over the holi-
days when I heard the news
that James Brown had died
early .Christmas morning in
Atlanta. My first reaction was
one of disbelief: "Please,
Please, Please," I kept singing.
"Don't go, I love you so." Yes,
I love me some J-a-m-e-s B-r-
o-w-n. Since recording
"Please, Please, Please" in
1956, he has been at the top of
my hit list. He sang, "Try Me,"
and now, 800 hits later, 1 am
still doing just that.
At the improvised home
talent shows in the early
1960s with my three younger
sisters -- Charlotte, Chris and
Sue -- we would try to make
one another laugh by imitating
famous entertainers. Chris
could always crack me up
with her rendition of Ray
Charles. Between the sun-
glasses, broom stick and side-
to-side rocking, Chris could
always make me laugh until 1
cried. When it was my turn,
Big Brother No. 1 had to, in
classic James Brown fashion,
put on a show. With my right
foot firmly planted, my left
one slightly off the floor, I
would suddenly drop the left
one and glide across the floor.
1 would slide to the right, glide
backward on the "Good Foot"
and then drop to my knees and
burst into, "Please, Please,
Please." By then, I would have
broken into a "Cold Sweat"
and one of my sisters, playing
the part of Bobby Byrd, would
drape a shirt, towel or whatev-
er was nearby that could serve
as a cape and comfort me until
I could rise to my feet. By the
time I stood upright, 1 would

throw the cape off and resume
my James Brown routine. In
short, we had a "Funky Good
In the late 1960s, while
spending a few months with
Hiram Crawford, a cousin in
New York City, I went to the
Apollo Theater almost every
week. Whenever "the Hardest
Working Man in
Showbusiness" appeared at
the Apollo, lines would extend
along 125th Street in Harlem
and wrap around the block.
One night is was raining and 1,
like hundreds of others, stood
in the rain in order to see JB.
Waiting in line one night, 1
developed a friendship with
Steve Woods and his sister.
We talked about how insane it
was for us to be standing in
the rain, but neither of us left
our place in line. We laughed
and joked until the long line
finally inched up to the ticket
window. We eagerly moved
inside, took our seats, and
waited for the star of the show
to make his grand entrance.
After the warm-up acts,
Danny Ray, the announcer
would say, "It's Star Time" and
then tick off a list of James
Brown hits. After the big
buildup, Ray would say, "
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Jaaaaames Brownnnnnnnnn,
James Brown, James Brown."
By then, we'd all be mesmer-
ized, standing, yelling, and
screaming to the top of our
James Brown was energy
in motion, the ultimate show-
man. He was a singer, dancer,
songwriter, and bandleader,
all rolled into one. It was hard
to determine where one role
began and the other ended.

His official biography in the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
notes, "This much is certain:
what became known as soul
music in the Sixties, funk
music in the Seventies and rap
music in the Eighties is direct-
ly attributable to James
He was the superstars'
superstar. Elvis Presley, Mick
Jagger, David Bowie and
Michael Jackson all mimiced
James Brown, some more
successful than others. Even
his various run-ins with police
were entertaining. In 1988,
Brown, armed with a shotgun
and said to be high on drugs,
entered an insurance seminar
next to his Augusta office and
accused some of the partici-
pants of using his private rest-
room. Police chased James
Brown for 30 minutes from
Augusta, across the South
Carolina line, and back into
Georgia. The drama ended
when cops shot out the tires
on JB's truck. That escapade
cost him 15 months in prison
and 10 months in a work
release program.
But that's not how JB left
his rabid fans. I hate to con-
fess this, but I once got carried
away on the dance floor at a
national convention of the
National Association of Black
Journalists. Years later, after I
had almost forgotten that per-
formance, a journalist came
up to me and said he had been
present at the convention in
Atlanta and he'd never forget
my James Brown imitation. I
told him that I didn't know,
from my standpoint, if that
was good or bad.
What was good -- and
something I'll never forget --
was the James Brown party
thrown in the mid-1980s by
Reggie Stuart, a former
reporter and editor for the
New York Times and Knight
Ridder News Service. We

danced all night to James
Brown, both fast and slow.
Reggie is a relic and has never
advanced past collecting LPs.
Consequently, we rocked to
long-playing albums. Another
time, Reggie organized a trip
to a James Brown concert and
a bunch of our journalist
friends, including Gerald
Jordan, Sandra Gregg and Flo
Purnell, clowned in the aisles
so much that we almost got
evicted. I spoke with Reggie
on Christmas and we agreed
that it's time for the sequel, a
James Brown memorial party.
Because I fly so frequent-
ly, several times a year I enjoy
driving from Washington,
D.C. to Tennessee to visit my
alma mater at Knoxville
College, my alma mater, or to
Augusta, Ga., the adopted
hometown of my mother and
James Brown. When I am
driving long distances, I keep
awake -- and pumped up -- by
listening to James Brown.
About six years ago, when I
Was editor of Emerge maga-
zine, Clarence Brown, the
associate publisher, gave me
"James Brown Star Time," a
set of four James Brown CDs
as a Christmas gift. Now,
whenever I leave on a road
trip, my gift from Clarence,
along with the stash of CDs I
had already accumulated,
leave with me. And so it was
Christmas when I arrived in
Augusta with JB gliding
across the CD player. When I
return to D.C., the digital ver-
sion of James Brown will go
back with me. I won't get a
chance to see him perform
live anymore, but at least I'll
have his music as a reliable
travel companion. And as
long as I can have that, "I Feel

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DECEMBER 30, 2006


Faith In Our Community

C Schedule of Events and Services

Ordination Service, Sunday, January 14, 2007, at 4 p.m. We cor-
dially invite you and your congregation to join us. The following
church members are candidates for; Ministers Lisa Lipsey and F.
Willie Lipsey; Deacons Kenneth Jones, Timothy Jones and
Darrell Blackman; Deaconesses Elizabeth Bing, Alfreda
Richardson and Tiffany McClain. We are looking forward to you
joining us on this great day in our church's life. Mount Sinai is
located at 2036 Silver Street, Jacksonville, FL. Rev. R. L. Gundy,
Pastor, Ronald Smith, Chairman of Deacons and Randall
Malpress, Chairman of Trustees. For more information call (904)
is scheduled for January 1, 2007 at The Zion Hope Missionary
Baptist Church, located at 2803 West Edgewood Ave. Rev. Clifford
Johnson, Jr. is the Host Pastor. The song fest will begin at 10:45
a.m. with Mr. Charles Maxw.ell, Musical Dir. for the Emancipation
Proclamation. The speaker will be Mr. Allen Bradley, a member of
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. Ms. Gail Kendall, is the
Coord. for the program along with Ms. Shirley Fowler, Youth Dir.
Rev. Odell Smith, Pres. of the Emancipation Proclamation, Mr.
Joseph Johnson Vice President and Media Spokes person assisted
by Dr. Shirley Bowman. The public is invited.
SAINT PAUL AME CHURCH, 6910 New Kings Rd, will have
spirit-filled, praise services on New Year's Eve, Sunday, December
31, 2006. Church School is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. the morn-
ing service will be held at 10:00 a.m. WATCH NIGHT service will
be held at 10:45 p.m. Friends and the public are extended a special
invitation to share in all services. The Rev. Marvin Zanders, II,
Pastor. For additional information, call 764-2755.
8th ANNUAL PRAYER BREAKFAST, Saturday, January 13th
at 8:30 a.m. at the St. thomas Family Life Center located at 2119
Rowe Ave. at Moncrief Rd in the King David Banquet Hall.
Tickets are $25 per person. For info call 766-7862 or 765-3111.
14th at 4:00 p.m. at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church, locat-
ed at 1920 Mound St., Orange Park, FL, Rev. C.E. Preston, Pastor
and Monday, January 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the First New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4835 Soutel Dr.,
Jacksonville, FL, Rev. Dr. James B. Sampson, Pastor. All
Celebration services are free and open to the public. Sponsored by
The Baptist Ministers Conference of Duval and Adjacent Counties
& H.O.P.E., Inc. of Jacksonville.
will be held Sunday, January 14th at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral
Basilica of St. Augustine, 38 Cathedral PI, St. Augustine, FL.
Msgr. Mauricio West, vicar general and chancellor of the Diocese
of Charlotte, will be the guest homilist. Bishop Victor Galeone will
honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Several cultures will be rep-
resented at the mass. Music will begin at 2:30 p.m. The public is
invited to attend.
FAITH" January 13, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the San Jose church of
Christ, located at 6233 San Jose Blvd., (in the Fellowship Center
of the church) with host Rev. Calvin Warpula, Pastor. Speaker,
Honorable Henry E. Davis of Duval County Courthouse,
Jacksonville. Donation is $25. for tickets information contact
Coach Nathaniel Washington at (904) 764-4439
ed at 2803 Edgewood Ave., West is having its 78th Anniversary
and the 3rd Anniversary of the Pastor, Rev. Clifford J.
Johnson, Jr. This glorious occasion will begin on Sunday, January
14th at 3:30; then, Tuesday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m., Friday,
January 19th at 7:00 and Sunday, January 21st at 5:00 p.m. You are
welcome to share.
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November 26, 2006 Oldest Black Gulf Coast Church
Resurrected Members of the "First Missionary Baptist Church"
in East Biloxi, Mississippi, break ground for a new edifice after
the 159 year old structure is destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Pastor Eric Dickey says church members will put items in a time
capsule after the 18,000 square-foot structure is complete so that
future generations can look back and remember the historic time
in the life of the church and community.

Birmingham's Church Celebrates 50 Years -
Bethel Baptist Church, where Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
retired as pastor in 2006, commemorated its 50th anniver-
sary of the racist bombing of the church. Rev. Dr.
Shuttlesworth was one of the founding members, along with
Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., of the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference. He marched with Dr. King against the city's seg-
regation laws. The new church is down the street from the
bombed structure.

In Jacksonville, Fla. The Rev. Alexie Kelly, was to
be sentenced for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in his
congregation during the course of a three-month affair. The
reverend is 34, which makes that a felony. It has been report-
ed that more preachers are preying on females instead of
praying with them.

Three Students Held In Alabama Church Fires -
Joke or Hate Crime? Three college students, were arrested in
a string of nine church fires that spread fear across Alabama last
Federal agents said the defendants claimed that the first few
blazes were set as "a joke" and that the others were started to
throw investigators off track. Most think they were hate crimes
and they were told to say it was a prank so that they will not get
the strick hate crime penalty.
Gov. Bob Riley said the fires did not appear to be "any type of
conspiracy against organized religion" or the Baptist faith. With
the arrests, he said, "the faith-based community can rest a little
,easier." They now face up to eight years in prison.

Re\. Andre% B. Coleman. Jr.. c\\ ner of
\ B Coleman MNortuar. died this \ear.
SRe\ erend Colenlan retired in 2i.i5 a.s pastor
S of St iAndre\, Baptist Church He is one of the
original inductees of the Florida Reliinous
Hall of Fame. He is greatly missed by those
that knew and loved him.

Coretta Scott King.. \vife of slain Civil
RillSt leader. .Martin L King, Jr. passed on
J.1 n 31. 21n0I She \\ja placed in the crypt that
lihoutse hIs bod\ S'=he ,till be greatly missed by
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ATWATER, Linda W., died JOHNSON, Michael A.,
December 20, 2006 died December 18, 2006
BLUNT, Robert J., died JOHNSON, Ricky, died
December 18, 2006 December 22, 2006
BROWN, Dan, Jr., died LONEY, Smiling, Jr., died
December 20, 2006 December 22, 2006
BUTLER, Mary R., died NEELY, Henrietta B., died
December 23, 2006 December 18, 2006
DeVAUGHN, Timmie L., OLIVER, Ada B., died
died December 18, 2006 December 22, 2006. A.B.
DURHAM, Rosa L., died Coleman Mortuary
December 18, 2006 SAMS, Cynthia, died
EUNICE, Walter G., died December 22, 2006
December 22, 2006. A.B. SCOTT, Mamie L., died
Coleman Mortuary December 23, 2006
FLORES, Alfredo, died SMITH, Thelma, 83, died
December 18, 2006 December 20, 2006
GILYARD, Hilda J., died SPIVEY, Lizzie M., died
December 24, 2006 December 20, 2006
GOODWINE, Leroy, Jr., STIBBONS, Jerry, died
died December 19, 2006 December 23, 2006
GRANT, Annie M., died SURRENCY, Lawrence,
December 26, 2006 died December 20, 2006

GRANT, George, died THOMPSON, Ernestine,
December 20, 2006 died December 25, 2006
HARGROVE, Emma M., WALLACE, Keith G., 51,
died December 19, 2006 died December 25, 2006.
HILL, Catherine E., 85, Alphonso West Mortuary
died December 18, 2006 WILLIAMS, Mrs. Lee E.,
JOHNSON, Laconia P., died December 18, 2006
died December 23, 2006

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"Come and Worship With Us"

New Bethlehem Missionary Baptis
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville
Sunday School .................... .................9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary).............. .......... 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting................. 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study .............. 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church

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, FL 32208

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Wednesday, Noonday Prayer..............................................12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service.................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities

1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M.A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for our sins...was buried and Rose again" (see I Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service.............................. ... ...................... 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School.................................................. ...................... 10:00 a.m .
M morning W orship................................. ................. 1:00 a.m .
Evening W orship............................................ ........... 6:30 p.m .
Wednesday & Friday Night Services.............................................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Prison Outreach....................................................................1:00 p.m .
Saturday Nursing Home Outreach..................................... 3rd and 4th Saturdays
"Call or IWire Mt. Chari' for FREE Sunday School Outlines"
A Bible Preaching, Bible Believing and Bible Practicing Church
"Without the shedding of Blood, there is no remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22)

"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, Fla. 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586

Sunday School..................................................... 9:30 a.m .
M morning W orship....................... ..................................................... 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday...............................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study.7:00 p.m.
Thursday........................................ .................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m .
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

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

Sunday School -------------------------------- 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ----------------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study ---------------------Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.m.

(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520

Three years ago,
GOD called you
home. In life twe
loved you dearly;
in death we do
the same.

In Loving Memory
The Late
Vanessa J. Jones
1953 2003

Sadly missed bY:
Mother; Janie;
Grandmother; Juanita;
Aunt, Frenchie: Dear
friend. Jewel; and
Brothers. Sisters and a
host of other relatives.

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and a time to every purpose under the
heaven. A time to be horn, and a time
to die. "-Ecclesiastes 3:1-2.
No one wants to talk about death
and funerals. Too depressing.
Unfortunately, death is a fact of life
and there simply is no way to avoid it.
For indeed there is a "time to be born
and a time to die."
You may want a traditional funer-
al service with visitation and a member
of the clergy conducting services at a
church or a funeral home. Would you
want an open or closed casket? Maybe
you want a special friend to do the
eulogy or (unily members to read
scripture passages or poetry. Any
livorite hymns?
First, you should shop around and
talk to a few funeral directors. Yes, let
your lingers do the walking-comparing
prices for such things as casket.
embalming, ant the cost for profes-
sional services.

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can include such things as prayer
cards, thank-you notes, and guest reg-
isters-they add up quickly. Many opt
for the funeral home in their neighbor-
hood for personalized services.
Decide on body disposition.
Burial or cremation? If earth burial, a
cemetery plot should be purchased; if
above ground, a mausoleum crypt. If
cremation is the choice, plan disposi-
tion of the ashes. Do you want them
stored in a columbarium niche or
buried? Maybe you prefer to have your
ashes scattered?
An option some people take is to
donate organs and tissues to a medical
school. (ltave a donor card and check
on requirements.)
If you would rather have a memo-
rial service, express that wish.
"Oui Aim Is Not to Equol But Ew f'
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Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service................................................... ..........10:00 a.m.
Church School..................................8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study................................................ 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday...............................10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry........................................................... 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church

Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School.............................9:15- 10:15 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary)............................................10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Ha......................................10:30 a.m.

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Happening On The First Coast"

Looking Back
2006 was a glorious year with a bevy of social activi-
ties. We'd like to take you back to some of those times.
Let me take this opportunity to thank you for allowing us
to share your exciting activities with our readers! Happy
New Year!

Don't forget to let us know of your upcoming events.
Contact us at 904 766-8834; E-mail
socially@TheFloridaStar.com or you may reach me
directly at imajol@aol.com, telephone (904) 285-9777 or
fax (904) 285-7008.
See you in the paper!

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Dr. Brenda Simmons, Executive Dean-FCCJ North Campus who is so gifted with eloquence and expressiveness installed Troy Canady, presi-
dent; James Carl Davis, Sr., vice president; Armin Gray, recording secretary; Kenneth DeVoe, corresponding secretary; Samuel Allen, finan-
cial secretary; Jean Downing, treasurer; Edgar Mathis, business manager; Tommy Chandler, chaplain; Dr. Wendell Holmes, parliamentarian
Dr. William, Scott, Jr. historian; and trustees Henry Sellers, Robert Porter, Dr. Ezekiel Bryant and Dozell Varner as 2006 FlaJax Club officers.
The FlaJill officers installed were: Mesdames Minnie Canady, president; Betty Asque Davis, vice president; Hazel Varner, recording secretary;
Jacqueline Gray, corresponding secretary; Doris F. Scott, financial secretary; Grace P. West, treasurer; Josephine Fiveash, business manager;
Leota Martin, chaplain; and Vermell Robinson, parliamentarian.


It was a glorious, first class centennial celebration just as the honoree
Mrs. Cora Francisco Wood Ross is. The grandchildren really 'put it.
on'! From the welcome speeches of great grandchildren speaking in
French, a granddaughter performing an interpretative dance, the
words of praise from: Mrs. Marilyn Miller Epps; Father Joslyn
Angus; Ms. Leslie Harris-goddaughter; former students Pastor
James Jennings (a former French student of Mrs. Ross who recalled
how Mrs. Ross would give him lunch money when he had none), Mrs.
Olivia Gay Davis, and Mrs. Almetia Johnson Lodi, local Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority chapter immediate past president Mrs.
Patricia Hill Mitchell, Mrs. Margaret Ludwig, Mrs. Terri Mosley,
Clement Hall, Sr., Michael Ross, the oldest grandchildren, Mrs.
Louvenia Quarterman Newman and the Ross daughters to the high-
light of the day when Mrs. Ross spoke herself being forever the hum-
ble, gracious and grand lady we've always known her to be.


And so on a lovely, perfect late Saturday afternoon in December,
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Porter, United State Army, Retired took
the lovely Mrs. Josephine Hall Fiveash, in the presence of family and
a few of their closest friends, as his wife for eternity.

It was my delight to be the spouse of one of the members of the Class of 1956 for I had the pleasure of participating in the entire weekend of
fabulous activities that were of such magnitude that it will take two columns to share with you all of the memories of the weekend. First let me
tell you that if you want a par excellent' event planner call on class of 1956 Class member Mrs. Marva McCoy McKinnon. Mrs. McKinnon
and the supporting cast (the planning committee, Voila Catering and Jenkins Barbecue) "Put on the Ritz' for their 50th Reunion at the
Bethelite Conference Center.

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The premier performance of the Amelia Community Theatre's
Readers Theatre Production of 'Having Our Say-The Delany Sisters
First 100 Years'. Mesdames Arva Butler (Bessie Delany) and Bobbie
Morgan- Jones (Sadie Delany) were the performers for the first of
three performances. These ladies were absolutely divine! Mesdames
Joyce Frink (Sadie Delany) and Bettie G. Williams (Bessie Delany)
performed at the second weekend performance, with Mesdames Ilona
Preliou (Bessie Delany) and Thea Seagraves (Sadie Delany) were the
performers for the culminating performance.

Due to the diligent perseverance of the Fort Mose Historical Society
and the support of the State of Florida construction of a 3,600 square
foot Fort Mose Visitor Center is soon to become a reality. The center
is to serve as a learning environment, housing Fort Mose artifacts and
interpretation. Everyone will be able to learn and remember the
remarkable story of Fort Mose, the nation's first free black settlement
and honoring those Fort Mose inhabitants who died for freedom.

The Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum was an ideal place for
Community Hospice's Living through Giving Celebration and to kick
off the fall calendar of events. Surrounded by the awesome African
American history of the 'Ritz', it was ideal as friends and supporters
welcomed Mrs. Connie Payton, the widow football legend perennial
All-Pro and NFL Hall of Fame running back for the Chicago Bears,
the late Walter Payton.

Shown charter member of the Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Inc.
Mesdames Bessie Canty and Elizabeth Downing with the Links, Inc.
Souther Area Director, Mrs. Margaret Johnson The 40th Dinner-
Dance Celebration was a grand poolside affair at the dazzling, elegant
and palatial home of Connecting Link Hans and Link Katharine
Massaquoi. As the chapter members and guests mingled and mused
they vere enthralled with the superb musical sounds of Lawrence
(Mr. 'B') Walden's Combo before, during and after dinner. There was
Dancing and laughter throughout the evening.

Among the The 2006 Women's History Month Honorees was Ms.
Gwendolyn Leapheart, retired public and civil servant and educator
began her career as a teacher and later worked for the National Youth
Administration, the United Service Organization, Hampton
University and the New York State Civil Service Administration.
Upon her retirement she was the first woman elected countywide to
the Jacksonville Civil Service Board. Her community involvements
include Boylan-Haven Alumni Association, pelta Sigma Theta
Sorority, St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Board of Trustees Talladega
College, Ritz Chamber Players Guild and the Jacksonville Links.

You know the holiday season is soon to arrive when you receive the
annual invitation from the affable and party host extraordinaire Sam
Hall. When Sam Hall gives a party, it's really, really, really a party!
And the 2006 edition was just as fabulous as always. Charles Murray,
party host Sam Hall and Bobby Johnson, former Chief of Police,
Albany, GA.

The powerful bird with its broad wingspan, noted for its keen eye-
sight, majestic soaring flight and its symbol of power became
serendipitously the overriding theme of the 10th Anniversary
Celebration for Pastor Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr.

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company, Inc. and its founder Darryl
Reuben Hall were both euphoric and delighted with the success of
their 1st Annual A NIGHT WITH THE STARS VIP Reception. The
affair in the beautiful surroundings of Southside's Fogel Fine Art
Gallery.featured Stage Aurora's Artistic Associates: T' Keyah Crystal
Keymah (That's So Raven, Cosby, In Living Color), Broadway Actor
Roumel Reaux (The Wiz, Porgy and Bess, and the Fresh Prince of Bel
Air), and Margaret Kemp (M. F. A. at the Shakespeare Institute, D.
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Florida 2006 The Year In Review New Director For South
Florida Riack Archives

Father Saved Drowning Son
While vacationing at Disney World in Orlando,
Sharif Pipkin of New Jersey found his 14-year-old
son, Aijuwon, drowning at the bottom of a hot tub
after being sucked under water. The father pried his
son's mouth open and administered air into it until :
rescuers arrived and freed his son. '; 4

Dumb Crime
A woman in Hawthorne, Fla., Eloise Reaves, 50, "
approached a Putnam County Sheriff deputy at a '
store complaining that a man sold her "bad crack,"
then pulled the crack out of her mouth and placed it
on the deputy's hood for inspection. She was
charged with possession when the crack tested pos-
itive for cocaine.

Youngest Death Penalty Parolee, Back in Jail Yvonne Scarlett-Golden w
Daytona Beach. She passed
Lionel Tate, 19, who was sentenced to die in
1999 for killing a 6-year-old, is back in jail for rob-
bing a pizza delivery man at gunpoint is off death
row but sentenced to 30 years in prison for violat-
ing his probation. Tate was released two years ago
because many felt he did not understand what he
was doing when he body slammed his 6-year-old
friend in a "pretend" wrestling match.

First Black Mayor of Daytona Beach Dies
The first black mayor of Daytona Beach,
On March 1, Lionel Tate
Yvonne Scarlett-Golden, died at 80-years-of-age, was to be sentenced to 1
while still in office. She was a Daytona Beach a sentencing hearing in A
he had Violated probation
native, and served as an educator, a commissioner ing the May 23 robbery tl
and finally as the mayor. $33.60. He wassentenced

African American Heritage In Photos

las the first black mayor of
away at the age of 80 this year.

accepted a plea bargain and
0-30 years imprisonment in
%pril 2006. Tate admitted that
n by possessing a gun dur-
hat netted four pizzas worth
to 30 years in prison.

Elizabeth Williams
has been named as the
new executive director
of Black Archives
History & Research
Foundation of South
Florida. Previously
Williams served as
executive director of the
Greater Miami
Convention & Visitors
Bureau's Visitor
Industry Council.
"We're delighted we
were able to bring some-
one of her caliber and
experience to our organ-
ization," said historian
Dorothy Jenkins Fields,
the Black Archives'
founder. "Elizabeth has
the qualifications we
need to take the Black
Archives to its next
phase of our develop-
Williams has also
held executive manage-
ment positions with
United Negro College
Fund, the United Way of
Miami-Dade and Miami
Dade College. As the
UNCF's Area
Development director,
she won the organiza-
tion's Top Producer
Award in 1986 and
received certification
status from the National
Society of Fund Raising
Executives. United Way
of Miami-Dade honored

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Williams with its
Achiever Award in
recognition of her
fundraising success in
She holds a BA in
History from Wesfield
State College (MA) and
M.Ed. from Springfield
College. In 1990, she
was awarded certifica-
tion status from the
National Association of
Fund Raising
Executives. Ms.
Williams is also an
adjunct instructor at
Miami Dade College.
The Black Archivesis
a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the preser-
vation of the historic
contributions of South
Florida's black pioneers
through its archives,
historic preservation,
educational program-
ming and heritage
tourism initiatives.

On January 9, the
Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida opens
Centennial Faces, an
exhibition of photo-
graphs by Florida pho-
tographer Alvan S.
Harper, whose work will
spotlight the lives of
African Americans 100
years ago.
The subjects of
Harpers' studio portraits
suggest the presence of
an affluent middle class
within the African-
American society of that
time. Elaborate and

finely tailored attire
reflect the subjects'
prosperity. Faces
express dignity and self-
These Floridians
appear far-removed
from the hardship and
poverty experienced by
the majority of African-
Americans after the
Civil War.
The forty-nine photo-
graphs in this exhibit are
only a fraction of the
2,000 glass-plate nega-
tives in the Alvan S.
Harper Collection at the

Florida Photographic
Collection, Florida State
This exhibit is on
view through March 24.
For ml information, or
to schedule group tours
contact the Museum at
(850) 678-2615.
The Heritage
Museum of Northwest
Florida is located at 115
Westview Ave. in Old
Valparaiso. The museum
is open Tuesday to
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. and admission is

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Dr. & Mrs. King Together Again Together at last.
Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King, Jr. are resting
together at the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in
Atlanta. The simple crypt that housed King Jr,'s body has
been replaced by a larger one to include his wife. Coretta
King died Jan 30th at the age of 78.

Demorcrats Majority Again Controls the U.S.
House and Senate and Black congressional leaders chair
major House committees for the first
time in history. The new Congress
will promote more Black lawmakers
to positions of power than ever
before: four likely committee heads,
up to 20 subcommittee leaders, and
the only black senator, Illinois'
Barack Obama, a possible presidential candidate. Leaders in
politics also include a black governor, Deval Patrick from
Massachusetts, who will also assume power.

S Black Astronauts In Space In a majestic
Independence Day liftoff, Discovery and its crew of seven
blasted into orbit on the first space shuttle launch in a year.
Among them were Stephanie Wilson, 39, who became the
second black women to serve as an astronaut on a space
shuttle. Then in November, for the first time in nearly 50
years since NASA was first created by Congress, there were
two Black astronauts aboard a space mission. Chicago native
Joan Higginbotham and Marylander Robert L. Curbeam
were two of the seven astronauts aboard the Discovery as a
mission specialists working on the International Space
Station. Higginbotham, 42, is the third black female astro-
naut to go into space. With two previous space flights under
his belt, Curbeam, 44, was the mission's most experienced
crew member.

Voting Rights Act Renewed Pres. Bush signs a 25
year extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and vows to
vigorously enforce" the law, which outlawed racist voting
practices in the South, such as poll taxes and literacy tests.

SIRS To NAACP: No Violation Occurred Is the
IRS' letter to the NAACP a sign that tensions have really
cooled down between the Bush administration and the
nation's oldest civil rights organization? The IRS sent a note
to the NAACP saying that the group did not violate its tax-
exempt status when Chairman Juilian Bond Blasted Bush in
a 2004 speech, which means that the two year investigation
is officially over.

First Black on Board for TN Valley Authority -
Bishop William Graves of Memphis was nominated by
President Bush to serve on the Board of Directors of the
Tennessee Valley Authority. This is the largest Public Utility
in the country. The appointment fills the last seat on the
recently expanded nine-member board. Bishop Graves is 70
years old and is a clergyman for the Christian Methodist

Civil War Vet Honored Lt. Stephen Atkins
Swails, who was a member of one of America's first Black
fighting units, is honored with a historic grave marker,
replacing his unmarked resting place in Charleston, SC.
During the Civil War, Swails fought with the famous 54th
Massachusetts Regiment. In 1863, he and fellow Colored
soldiers stormed Fort Wagner in South Carolina, sacrificing
their lives for the cause of freedom.
SFirst Poussant-Satcher-Cosbv Chair
Awarded at Morehouse led School Dr.
David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon
General and interim president of the
Morehouse School of Medicine. nade his-
tory when he w\as presented \\ith the

SLugar and Ob;imi Gets Bill /
Passed In Senate that \ill help keep
weapons like shoulder-fired anti-aircrafl
missiles out of teiroristsi hands Lugar ; .
and Obama authored the legislation and :
included provisions of the hill as part of
H.R. 6060, which \\as approved b\ the
Congress. The initiatl\e expands U.S.
cooperation to destroy conventional Jr. Sen. IL,
weapons and the State Department's abil- Barack Obama
ity to detect and interdict weapons and materials of mass
\destruction. 7y

Farrakhan's Son Pays $1 Million Josh Nasir
Farrakhan, was ordered to pay more than $800,000 to a cou-
ple for crashing a Hummer into their car on the Indiana toll
road three years earlier. He admitted the crash was his fault,
but refused to pay medical bills of the worman injured in the
crash. He reportedly left the scene and was arrested a short
time later on suspicion of DWI.

New York Death of A Groom A flurry of bullets
early Saturday as the group left a bachelor party at a Queens,
NY topless bar killed 23 year old Sean Bell, who was to
marry his high school sweetheart and mother of his two
young children. The five officers involved in the shooting
were placed on paid administrative leave. Rev. Al Sharpton
led a crowd at a vigil and rally to demand answers to why
police fired as many as 50 bullets at the three unarmed men.
Police and prosecutors promised a full investigation.

Exotic Dancer at Duke Case clear But Not Over
Paternity Test Ordered Two Duke University Lacrosse
players were charged with raping an exotic dancer. The
accuser, a 27 year old North Carolina Central student says
she danced to pay her way through school. She had been
hired to dance at the March 13th party.
The accuser said, "the males watching them dance started
to get excited and aggressive, so she and her fellow dancer
decided to leave because they were concerned for their safe-
ty. They were asked to come back, but that's when things got
worst. Police were told, "for 30 minutes she was gang raped
by three white men.
The two men were indicted with a $400,000 bond.

LA Students Sent To Back of Bus If They Wanted
To Ride After Rosa Parks, Mother of the Civil Rights
Movement, refused to give up her seat to a White man six
decades ago on an Alabama bus, a White school bus driver
in Louisiana ordered nine Black children to go to the back of
her bus, saying she's reserving seats in the front for White
students. Some of the students of Red River Parish report
that Black students are forced to stand while White students
sit. The school district says, "the employee has been con-
fronted," and the problem resulted from a faulty seating

FBI Raids Black Congressman's Office In an
unprecedented more, federal investigators raid the Capitol
Hill office of Louisiana Democratic congressman William
Jefferson, prompting President Bush to issue a 45 day order
to seal the seized documents. The raid is part of the probe
into Jefferson's alleged receipt of hundreds of thousands of
dollars in bribe money from high-ranking Nigerian officials
to assure the success of a business deal there. Jefferson is not
officially charged with any wrongdoing.

Claude Allen, the president's top domestic econom-
ic adviser was arrested and accused of stealing merchandise
from a number of retailers in a scheme to demand money by
returning items he did not buy. The 45 year old pleads guilty
to theft as part of a deal with prosecutors on charges that he
made thousands of dollars worth of phony returns at discount
department stores. The arrest came after he resigned from the

SNinety Plus Lynching Survivor Dies James
Cameron (Feb. 23, 1914 June 11, 2006), founder o
America's Black Holocaust Museum, was America's only
know n living survivor of a lynching. In 1930, at the age o
16. Cameron was falsely accused of participating in the
killing of a white man in Marion, ID. He watched as a mob
of 15,000 people beat and lynched two of his friends.
Cameron, however, survived the ordeal, when a man in the
crowd stepped up and proclaimed his innocence. As an
adult, Cameron became active in civil rights issues, includ-
ing the founding of three NAACP chapters in Indiana dur-
ing the 1940s. In 1988, he founded the museum to document
racial injustices suffered by black people.

Black Fictional Writer Octavia Butler (June 22,
1947 Feb. 24, 2006) was the grande dame of black science
fiction writers and inspired writers of all backgrounds and
genres. Known for addressing issues of class, race and poli-
tics in her work, Butler was the only science fiction writer to
win the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, known as the
"genius grant," in 1995. In 2000, she won the Nebula Award,
science fiction's highest for her novel, "Parable of the
Talents." The story was set in a futuristic utopian communi-
ty that had been ravaged by civil war. The book explored
intolerance, the growing gap between rich and poor and

/ Black Female Officer In Iraq -
The nation is mournmin the death of Lt.
Emil\, Perez. 23. the first Black \%oman to
serve as corps commander sergeant major
at West Point She headed a \eekl\ con- ; .
voy as it rolled dov .n treacherous roads.
pocked with bombs and bullets near Najaf,
Iraq. As platoon leader, she insisted on leading her troops from
the front. She died Sept. 12 when a bomb detonated near her
Humvee in Kifl, south of.Baghdad. Shortly before shipping out to
Iraq with the 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry
Division, she flew cross-country to be a bone marrow donor for a
stranger who was a match. She was the 64th woman from the U.S
military to be killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.
First Black Journalist
Killed In Iraq Paul Douglas. a
CBS News reporter. died in Iraq -
while standing outside of an
armored Humvee that \\ as meant
to shield him in case of a car
bomb. He and two other ne~s\
reporters were to film a Memorial
Day story about what life is like for the troops in Baghdad.
Douglas and another was killed instantly, CBS reported. The
deaths brings the number of journalists killed in the Iraqi
conflict to 71, according to the Committee to Protect

Detroit Boy Sues 911 Operators A wrongful death
lawsuit is filed in Detroit on behalf of a 6 year old boy
whose mother died after he called 911, only to be scolded by
an emergency operator for playing on the phone. Attorney
Geoffrey Fieger says the family of Sherrill Lynn Turner,
Robert Turner's mother, seeks $1 million in damages from
the city of Detroit. Fieger say Sherrill Turner would have
survived if help had been sent immediately.

Female Survivor From
Rwanda Immaculee Ilibagiza, a
22 year old college student fled to
the home of a local Episcopal priest. .
a Huto, and hid with seven other
women in his 3'X 4' bathroom for -
three months after being urged b\ '
her parents, so that she would have a
chance of surviving a mass murder in her town which
became known as "The Rwandan genocide. Her parents,
grandparents and three brothers were killed in the murder-
ing rampage. Immaculee forgave the murders for their
unforgivable acts.
South African Institutions Join HIV Vaccine
Initiative Beginning in 2006 Four South African health
institutions will join an international research initiative to
advance the pursuit of an HIV vaccine. The initiative is a
collaborative effort being led by the Center for HIV/AIDS
Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI), based at Duke University in
the United States.

Boxer Tommy "Hitman" Hearns
was charged with assault and batten
for allegedly fighting w, ith his 13 \ear
old son at their home in Michigan.
Hearns. no\\ 47. made headlines \tlit a
comeback in .ugust when lie \\on an
eight-round TKO against John Long in
a cruse\\eight fight in Detroit.

Marion Barry made the list
; twice in the same year, but in
SJanuary he was the victim. This time
it's three years probation for misde-
meanor charges for failing to pay
federal and local taxes. He served
four terms as Mayor, now a city
councilman in D.C.'s poorest district. He continues to
receive drug counseling after testing positive for cocaine and
marijuana in October of 2005.'


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James Brown continued fiom A-1
going service in Augusta, Georgia. His statue on Broad Street was draped in an American flag
and a red scarf. Flowers were left at the base beginning Christmas day, when he died in Atlanta
at the age of 73.
Brown grew up in Georgia during the Depression and first sang and danced on street corners
for money. He developed a highly personal style combining blues and gospel with a high
rhythmic delivery.
Many followed some of his steps, including Michael Jackson who attended the services.
Brown's first big hit was "Please, Please, Please" in 1956.
His services started in New York at the Apollo Theater where thousands danced in the streets
outside of the theater.
Brown's funeral was Saturday, which preceded a private burial. Speakers included Michael
Movie director, Spike Lee has signed a deal to shoot a movie about James Brown. The
authorized project is being developed for Viacom.
James Brown, an American legend.
President Ford continued from
the vacant post. When the Watergate scandal forced President Richard Nixon to resign, Ford
became the first president who had not been elected to either the vice presidency or the presi-
dency. One month after he became president, he pardoned Nixon to counter widespread out-
rage, he felt. ,Even though he was able to lower the high inflation rate he did not have the suc-
cess he desired. Many felt this was because of his move to pardon Nixon. In his final days, he
ordered an airlift of 237,000 anti-communist Vietnamese refuges. He was defeated by Jimmy
Carter in 1976.
Execution- continued from A-]
for Iraq and called on Iraqis to unite, pursue coexistence and not to hate the U. S. led forces in
his goodbye letter. "Here offer myself in sacrifice. If God almighty wishes, it (my soul) will
take me where he orders to be with the martyrs," Saddam said.
The letter said, "Dear faithful people, I say goodbye to you, but I will be with the merciful
God who helps those who take refuge in him and who will never disappoint any honest believ-
Before the rope was put around his neck, Saddam shouted: "God is great. The nation will be
victorious and Palestine is Arab," said a witness.
In a final moment of defiance, he refused a hood to cover his eyes. But as his final moments
approached and masked executioners slipped a black cloth and noose around his neck, he grew
Saddam Hussein assumed power on July 16, 1979 and was executed for the murder of 148
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Details on the charges were
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At the time of the slaying,
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Police initially said the shoot-
ings on the Danziger Bridge
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Race Relations in
JCCI Report

When area residents
were asked if they
thought there was
racism in Jacksonville,
55%of whites said
78% of blacks
said yes.
Other matters in the
There has been
improvements in
achievement gaps in
our schools;

The infant death rate
among blacks is
17.5% per 1,000 and
.9% for whites.

The Young continued from A-1
Many programs were started and many prayers went up,
including MAD DADS Super Prayer Day. Organizations
and church groups started programs such as collect guns for
jobs, programs providing jobs, such as the well-successful
job program by Rev. Sampson; the program by Rev. Griffin,
Rev. Gundy and.Credi and many more.
One impressive program was the Stop The Violence Use
Your Talents, when a family, headed by Gernado and Shoot
Out, who has lost a brother and cousin, was done from their
own personal funds where they even placed personal real
estate up for collateral to fund their Stop The Violence cam-
paign. The city's "A Day of Faith" drew about 6,000 peo-
ple to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. There city
and religious leaders called for citizens to fight back against
violence in the community.
There was a panel discussion on solutions and testimonies
from victims.
Senator Tony Hill originated an essay contest giving $300
to the essay with the best message. Almost two hundred
essays were received, including many from prisoners who
wanted to warn the young about prison life.
With the many efforts, several criminals were apprehended
and the murders slowed down.
Jacksonville showed an increase for concern. At the Day
of Faith rally, a handbook was given out, called "A
Handbook of Change." The book suggested that calls be
made to the police when a crime is observed, to mentor our
children, be a volunteer, be a good parent and develop a
relationship with the Sheriff's office.


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In Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, a white fire depart-
ment lieutenant was sus-
pended for mocking the
city's former fire chief, who
is black, with an advertise-
ment featuring a chim-
The firefighter, Lt. Dave
Carter, 40, admitted that he
sent the clipping in an
interoffice mail to an assis-
tant fire chief. It showed a
chimpanzee sitting at a table
in a dress shirt and tie,
wearing suspenders with a
note above its head reading:
"I've got an idea. You do
my half of the project, and
I'll go take a nap." He
added the words "Otis Latin
Fire Chief' to the ape's
chest and wrote, "Hey
Justinak!" above the text.
The lieutenant said he was
not being racist, he was just
showing the fire chief as

Priest Charged contin-
ued from A-1
humanity in relation to the
mass killing of Tutsis and
moderate Hutus in 1994.
It is alleged that the priest
played a leading role in the
killing of Tutsis in Butare
The arrest came as a for-
mer defense investigator at
the tribunal was transferred
to the tribunal's jail in -
Arusha, Tanzania, following
a flight from Belgium.
So far, there are 55
detainees at the tribunal
arrested in connection with
the genocide.
Catholic World News
reports that Fr.,Theunis
worked as a missionary in
Rwanda from 190 until
1994. It is felt his articles
provoked Rwandans toward

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look for children with A new program helps motivate children with disabilities to stay
disabilities. Called "Fit in shape and build a bright future.
for the Future," it
addresses two of the most important issues facing people with disabilities today:
health and employment. The DVD was released by Shriners Hospitals for Children
and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
"Fit for the Future" is meant to be a unique, innovative program that fills a
void in available materials. The DVD includes three 20- to 30-minute, upbeat, kid-
friendly exercise routines-stretching, strengthening and stamina-that can be done
seated or standing. The exercise portion of the DVD features patients and therapists
from the Tampa Shriners Hospital, as well as FBI personnel from Tampa, Fla.,
Washington, D.C., and Quantico, Va.
The program also includes informational sections on the Shriners fraternity,
Shriners Hospitals for Children and the FBI.
The DVD has a second, equally important message of potential future
employment. Statistically, people with disabilities have the highest unemployment
rate (around 70 percent). Learning that the FBI specifically wants to hire people with
disabilities could be a tremendous source of encouragement for kids with disabilities.
While designed primarily for children with orthopedic disabilities, "Fit for
the Future" is an exercise program virtually everyone can use. The exercise routines
featured are general and basic enough to offer a starting point for a fitness regimen.
There is a growing awareness of the importance of providing exercise oppor-
tunities for people with disabilities. "We believe that a program featuring children
with disabilities, as well as the strong presence of an FBI Agent as both partner and
role model, may help motivate children with disabilities to exercise," said Peter
Armstrong, M.D., medical affairs director for Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Credit for the concept belongs to FBI Special Agent James Knights, who is
also a Shriner. Knights, of Pittsburgh, Pa., wanted to create a way to help children
with disabilities know that if they worked hard and stayed as strong and healthy as
possible, their future could include a career in the FBI.
For more information on Shriners' network of 22 hospitals that provide med-
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3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour or peanut flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1/2 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

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Going to the home of Lawrence and Carol Starling was a unique experience. We
visited with the Starlings family in the height of the hustle and bustle that surrounds the
Christmas season. Following their directions, we went to a neighborhood totally new to
us. Finding the street and rounding the corner to the address we were seeking, an
enchanting home and beautifully landscaped lawn caught our eye. Eureka, we
exclaimed upon discovering that this majestic home bore the address we were seeking.
Entering the front door our eyes fell upon an arresting view from the foyer. Our
eyes flashed through the living room, straight through a glass wall out to a double curve
shaped swimming pool where a rush of water sprouted from the fountain. The view con-
tinued roaming through the house on to the lake. The area of the screened in pool was
massive, like a whole another house. We would later learn that the Starlings designed the
pool to compliment the rolling contour of the land.
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The ivory lace table cloth sets off this lovely setting in the formal dining room.

Beautiful Poinsettia flowers enhance the fireplace in
this Christmas setting.

It's a silent night at the Starlings as they wait impatient-
ly for that special day to celebrate Jesus' birth.

Now, in this breakfast nook, the black and white parfait
flooring takes you back to the 50's soda shops.

Nothing says it better than the picture itself So inviting,
even year round in this indoor pool.

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Starlings' philosophical view of the world through o a
black and white and gray was.recognized through the
color schemes. Three basic hues pivoted throughout
the home. The accent colors in each room highlighted
that room's distinctive hue.
All of the rooms were distinctive and eye
catching. The kitchen had the attraction of a gathering
area. A few words to describe the kitchen are stunning,
striking, welcoming, ideal, fabulous, dream, warm, and
similar confirmations of joy. The black and white pat-
tern of the cabinets and walls in the kitchen reminds.
one of a keyboard. The square black and white floor i
tiles, kitchen counters and stools brought to mind a .i. ,.1 .'
diner of the 1950s era. The kitchen's pivotal point is a lie. ..- .
jet-black electric range in the center of the kitchen floor
on an island. The range is built upon a snow-white .
frame cabinet underneath. This flatbed-stove top with a
hideaway exhaust is a chefs pride and joy. Of all that I
saw, this range arrested me. This sheik island range sent Imagine bathing in this black marble garden tub with beautiful greenery, bath oils, soap
my heart and imagination of being a chef in a culinary bubbles with moisturizers clinging to your body and the aroma from the floral scent of the
wonderland. candles. Oohl Il i Iuldt't it be nice?
Leaving the black and white kitchen our tour took off to other rooms. The black, white and gray colors were abound; soft and comforting.
Each room's rich accent furnishings and window treatments made gray walls subtle afterthoughts.
While touring the home, the light of the day rolled under a blanket of darkness. And all too quickly, night had fallen. Multi-colored Christmas
lights that caressed trees and shrubs broke through the darkness outside. Lights from exterior and interior Christmas trees flashed on automatically.
During our walk through the home, we were amazed to find a decorated tree in each room including the kitchen and bathrooms. An enormous ever-
green in the media center was resplendent in solid red lights. The icicle draped tree in the living room looked like a scene from a crystal forest. The
tree in the dinning room rotated. We were in store for a
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The black, white and gray colors softened this room and the touch
of ted made it even more inviting.

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Monday, two of Lawrence's riders didn't show up for work. Kccp11ing,- his rou- .... :
tine, Lawrence stopped by Carol's home to pick her up. As Carol proceed-
ed to get in the back seat, Lawrence explained that the other two riders d
weren't going in and for her to sit up front with him. Carol courteously F.
refused to accept his offer because she didn't want to overstep her bounds
with the colleague who had initiated the ride service that included Carol.
Lawrence explained that the young lady was simply a platonic lifelong
friend of his family. Oh! Only then did Carol Wilson begin to see Lawrence
Starling for the promising young man that he was. After that fateful day,
things couldn't have been better on Lawrence Starling's jitney line. .fulri-cohlrTd "hri reav light, care,'d 'tre,} anrd shrub, breaking
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A Change Is Going To Come it
From that day in 1970, things began to
change and are continuing to change, all for the bet-
ter. Their budding romance led to a union and mar-
riage of over thirty years. When they met and fell in t
love, Carol was a nurses aide. Today she works for

Peninsular Warehouse as a stockroom clerk. He is
still at Peninsular Warehouse as the General
Lawrence and Carol Starling were married
and became the parents of three sons. Now they are .
grandparents of four grandsons and one grand-
daughter. From their humble beginnings the
Starlings purchased a home and raised their family
of three sons in Riverside. The three boys, along
with both parents, shared household responsibilities
inside and outside the home. Together the family co:
vacationed annually and shared holiday activities The fron entrance leading into the formal living room and throughout the house is dazzling,
that have become traditions that continue. Their
yet wt'arm, with its elegance.
sons come home for Thanksgiving and the Starlings
visit with their children's families during the Christmas season.

The Starling Homestead
Later, the Starlings finally were in a position to build their first home. It would be the home of their dreams, one that the two had been plan-
ning for decades. The Starlings looked for land as they collated plans to construct the home that would give them the home that was just right for
their needs today and in the future.
They visited development after development to learn of the present and futuristic designs. In no rush and taking their time, the Starlings
looked for a builder who would build and customize a home to meet their needs and desires. In Queens Harbor the Starlings toured model homes in
an effort to see a variety of upscale interiors. The Starlings also visited Magnolia Lakes and many other showcase developments for ideas. After con-
siderable study and many tours, Lawrence and Carol built the home of their dreams. The building of this home brought the family even closer.
Carol and Lawrence Starling found a virgin timberland neighborhood on the northside. In this development, massive homes are construct-
ed on plots of one or more acres. When Lawrence and Carol Starling looked into this conceptual northside enclave, they found a parcel near the end
of the development. Their dream home was built to specifications. Much to their surprise after having trees removed and preparing the site, they
discovered that they had selected lake front property.
The Starlings have been a part of this scenic north side community for nearly ten years. The construction of their home was a well thought
out plan. Ten-foot tall ceilings give depth and spaciousness to rooms. Lawrence and Carol designed the home and the layout to their needs rather
than accepting builder's cookie cutter patterns of mrnte-
rials and size. Their estate provides them with well
thought out entrances and exits. From one entrance
they access the kitchen or bedroom. A sophisticated
security system control operates from any room.
Throughout their home it is easy to recognize
Carol's penchant for design in arrangements and
Lawrence's mastery of electronics. Carol serves.on the
neighborhood architectural review board. Lawrence is
a state-certified referee in basketball.
-The Starlings are active members of the New
Bethlehem Baptist Church. Carol sings soprano in the
choir. She also serves as an usher and is vice-president
Sof the Pulpit Ministries and president of her district.
Lawrence serves as the church treasurer and operates
the soundboard system.
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YEARS The students, parents, staff, alumni and commu-
nity celebrated 50 years of Jean Ribault Senior High School
with a carnival style party that included such alumni as State
Senator Anthony "Tony" Hill, Brenda Priestly Jackson., State
Rep. Terry Fields, first black president of the bar associa-
tion, Reginald Luster and Judge James Ruth.

FIRMED Edward Waters' \ arnin, .
status \\as life and its accreditr.ion 1
was reaffirmed b\ the Commission of \ .I
Colleges of the Southern AssociaMon of l ot
Colleges and Schools m July.

IFF'S OFFICE The Florida Star was honored as the first
media in history
to receive the i
Eagle A\\rd
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that the publica- H
tion is the most
factual and does;
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department in
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Rutherford, Dan Evans of the Star accepting for Ron Williams

"Mixing With The Stars" at Beaver Street Enterprise, where the
honored stars were Ronald, 19 and Marcus,17, the Lewis brother,
who are owners of L2Unlimited; Roy Campbell, Campbell
Roofing, Karen Green, Publisher and Editor, Women's Digest, Dr.
Wendall Holmes, Jr., Wendall Holmes Funeral Home, Dr. 'Carlton
Jones, Chairman of Colbyfo Enterprise and general partner of
Gateway Shopping Center, Mrs. Ruby Newman, owner of Mill
Cove Golf Club. Arthur
Lee, President and CEO
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two Black firefighters. The
Mayor ordered an investiga-
tion by the Human Rights
Commission who found many
signs of racism within the
department and made 22 rec-
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At the time of this publication 135 people had died in
Jacksonville through murders or homicides. After the Day
of Faith and many other efforts, the murders/homicides
slowed down and many of the criminals have been caught.

One In 32 Behind Bars, on Probation or
Parole Washington A record 7 million people or
one in every 32 American adults were behind bars, on
probation or parole by the end of last year, according to
the Justice Department. Of those, 2.2 million were in
prison or jail, an increase of 2.7 percent over the previ-
ous year, according to a report released Wednesday.
More than 4.1 million people were on probation and
784,208 were on parole at the end of 2005. Prison
releases are increasing, but admissions are increasing
more. Men still far outnumber women in prisons and
jails, but the female population is growing faster. Over
the past year, the female population in state or federal
prison increased 2.6 percent while the number of male
inmates rose 1.9 percent. By year's end, 7 percent of all
inmates were women. The gender figures do not
include inmates in local jails. "Today's figures fail to
capture incarceration's impact on the thousands of chil-
dren left behind by mothers in prison," Marc Mauer,
the executive director of the Sentencing Project, a
Washington based group supporting criminal justice
reform, said in a statement. "Misguided policies that
create harsher sentences for nonviolent drug offenses
are disproportionately responsible for the increase.

SOfficer Accused of Abusing His Power -
Jacksonville's Sheriff Office is investigating one of its own.
Adam Ardizzoni, a 12 year veteran with the force is accused
of abusing his power with a neighbor. Greg Brock was driv-
ing home Christmas Eve night with two of his daughters
when he says a Jacksonville Sheriffs Officer turned on his
siren and cut him off. Brock said the officer was acting
strange, with his hand on his gun and motioning with it.
Brock called 911 twice because he feared for his and his two
daughters life. Brock filed a complaint about the incident
with the City of Jacksonville. Brock never got an apology.

Mrs. Olivia Gay-Davis an educator, community
activist and civic worker died on September 4th. The Duval
County School Board presented a Proclamation in honor o
her work in education and her dedication for every student
in Jacksonville. Mrs. Gay-Davis was chairman of the
Education Committee and a mem-
ber of the Executive Committee of
the Jacksonville Branch NAACP.
She was treasurer of the
Jacksonville Alliance of Black
School Educators (JABSE), Life
Member of the National Council of
Negro \\omnin i NCN\ iV and a
member of Gamma Rho

Co-Founder of
Jacksonville's Kuumba Fest
Stephanie "Shadidi Amma"
Bryant, died on Wednesday,
September 27, 2006 after a
long and courageous battle
S with cancer. She was the co-
[ founder of the Kuumba
African, African American
S Cultural Arts and Music fest
4. held annually in the city. Ms.
Bryant (Shadidi Amma) was very involved in many youth
projects such as Operation Streets and the Kuumba Youth
Link Project where she mentored children in the Washington
Heights community.

Thomas Fleming. /
Jackson ille Native and
Pioneer Journalist. Dead at 98 .
Thonas Flem ing, founding ,
editor of the Reporter. San
Francisco's onlk black ne\\spa-
per in 1944. and a Jackson ille
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Purple" on Broadway,
Harlem and other great
points of New York.

Soldier from Jacksonville dies in Iraq The
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year old Private Clinton McCormick of Jacksonville. The
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Ask Deanna! is an advice column known for its fearless approach to reality-based
Dear Deanna!
My girlfriend's mom passed away in January of this year? It's
been hard for her and the family to adjust to their loss. I can
relate to their pain because my mom passed away almost 4
years ago? What can 1 do to help keep the family together as
they heal?
Mr. D.H. On-Line Reader

Dear Mr. D. H

The loss of a mother is one of the most painful experiences in I .
God has positioned you as a pillar of strength for two families. The grieving process does-
n't have a time limit so be prepared to be a support system for as long as it takes. You can
hold the family together by celebrating life,
encouraging unity and positive thinking. You can also plant a garden, start a charity or annu-
al event for the mothers so their namesake will be remembered and carried on.

Dear Deanna!
I want to reply to a response you gave Mason from Oklahoma. You imply that because
Mason is with two women that he's "playing a sloppy game of Russian roulette with his life"
because of HIV risk. Why do you assume that someone is having unprotected sex just
because they are having sex with two people? Your statement could imply that people who
only have one partner are not at risk of STD transmission, even if they have unprotected sex.
Alix Portland, OR

Dear Alix:
Your response is certainly valid and puts a different spin on recreational sex. True a person
can sleep with many, people or just one person and not get HIV or STD's if they are protect-
ing their personal self. However, the people they are with may not have the same approach
and protection can come off. The safe rule of thumb tends to be wear protection, interview
your sexual
partners and always think before you leap.

Dear Deanna!
I had several bad relationships this year that caused me financial stress. I feel as if I have a
sticker on my head that attracts broke men. Initially, things are fine and then I end up pay-
ing for all the dinners, and dates. I enjoy these men, but since I always ask them to go out,
I end up paying. How can I avoid this bad habit because I can't afford it?
Tired of Paying Buffalo, NY

Dear Tired:
You need to select men that are qualified to date. In other words when it comes to dating,
both parties must be able to afford to date. A relationship requires money on both ends
because financial spending isn't one sided. You should have a discussion before your dates
to determine who's paying or if you're going dutch. If you can't afford to contribute the
bare minimums, then you need to eliminate yourself from dating until you get your finances

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By: Tonyaa Weathersbee, BlackAmericaWeb.com
With Permission

I used to stick up for the family of Martin Luther King Jr. -
people that some have called "America's first black family."
When pundits crucified them for trying to capitalize on the
words, images and writings that the late civil rights leader left behind,
I thought much of the criticism.was a bit unfair. King, after all, gave
away much of his money during his lifetime, and I was reluctant to
bash Coretta, Martin III and Dexter for trying to make the most of what little they inherited from
him before he was fatally gunned down in 1968.
Now, I agreed that in many ways, the King family was fleecing his dream more than
using it as a means to survive. But unlike the Kennedy kids, the King kids weren't wealthy when
their father was killed in the line of duty while trying to make America a better place, and I
believed that if they didn't make the most of what little their father left, someone or something
else would. But I'm through sticking up for them.
Recently the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in a special report, detailed how the Martin
Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change the place that surrounds King's tomb is
crumbling'both physically and fiscally. The reflecting pool around the tomb is oil-streaked and
filled with leaves. The paths are cracked, and the water leaks became so bad that staffers had to
move many King's documents to a safer place just to keep them dry.
Oh, and it hasn't had a fire code inspection in eight years. Meaning that at any minute,
much of the details of King's dreams could go up in smoke..
It will take close to $12 million to fix all those problems, but no one knows where that
money will come from. The center is operating at a deficit. Half of its workers have been laid off,
and the home in which King was born has been mortgaged to pay bills.
Still, Martin III and Dexter manage to pay themselves six-figure salaries each year from
the meager income the center takes in from government grants, donations and gift shop receipts.
Martin III, who is the center's CEO, makes $150,000 a year. Dexter, the center's chief operating
officer, makes $179,000, while spending most of his time in Malibu pursuing an acting career.
They ought to be embarrassed. Because this isn't about survival, or rewarding oneself
for a job well done especially since the job isn't being done at all. This is about greed.
Unlike the other sites in the Auburn Avenue historic area that are run by the U.S. Park-
Service, the King Center is run by a non-profit board that is tightly controlled by the King fami-
ly. The problems have been mounting for years. Yet from the looks of things, it seems as if King's
sons aren't as concerned about preserving their father's legacy as much as they are looking to use
it to line their pockets. That's too bad.
The fact that the King Center is falling apart at the hands of his own flesh and blood sad-
dens me. It saddens me because I tried to empathize with the King children, children who prob-
ably saw very little of him when he was alive and who, while the nation lost an icon, lost a father.
Yet that very same reason the fact that they lost their father as he was fighting to make
America live up to the ideals that have helped blacks like them to lead more comfortable lives -
should be the same reason why they should be compelled to at least maintain the center where
their father is entombed. Yet they're behaving as slumlords. And that's not right.
Maybe the King family should turn management of the center over to the Park Service.
I mean, if Dexter is out in Malibu most of the time trying to become an actor and that's his right
then he couldn't be that interested in running the King Center. It's not something that can be
done by speakerphone.
I believe that Martin III, Dexter and the rest of the King family have a right to lead their
own lives. But personal pride ought to compel them to not lead their own lives at the expense of
allowing the legacy that their father left to this nation crumble. It will be too bad if nothing is
done to stop the King Center from deteriorating in much the same way that many inner-city
streets that bear King's name have been allowed to slip into ruin. But if that happens, the blame
won't lie with the government or withpeighborhood neglect. The blame willie with King's own

Faith Of The Fearless
By Ester Davis
The first person to cross the United States in an air-
plane was deaf. Cal Rodgers, a student of the Wright
Brothers, reportedly had about 90 minutes of flight training.
He left New York on Sept.17, 1911, and arrived in California
on Dec. 10, 1911, in a biplane called the "Vin Fiz," which ,
looked very similar to the rickety wood-frame and fabric "
plane of the Wright Brothers. Rodgers, sitting on the front .I
with no protection or even a helmet, made it in 84 days with "
five major crashes and two engine explosions along the way. .
A childhood bout with scarlet fever had left the young avia-
tor deaf. What rationale, in its proper place, would think you need to hear to fly?
The building of the Hoover Dam has always been a study of serious intrigue to me.
I have been to visit the final project several times. I still stand in wonderment. The endless
questions still linger. There is a list of the lives lost carved on a marble slab, but was there
anxiety, hesitation, cold feet, terror?
Some research revealed that there was a group of adventurers called "high scalers,"
who had nerves of steel and were paid 75 cents an hour vs. the 50 cents an hour paid to reg-
ular Hoover Dam workers. There were no hard hats, no safety nets, no OSHA controls dur-
ing this period in our history. The high scalers were former sailors, Native Americans who
lived in harsh terrain, and circus acrobats. Of course, these men were selected for their proven
courage, agility, delights of heights, not to mention their physiques. I wonder, were these
individuals driven by a higher octane rush of adrenaline?
I attended the funeral of an African-American centenarian recently. The family had
many famous stories about her life, among which was a story of Bonnie and Clyde, the noto-
rious duo, being guests in her home. The underlying thought was that the officers would not
be looking for two white people in the home of a black family. However, the thought does
not escape the amount of faith required to be a cordial hostess to known offenders. Can fear
also be unspeakable strength?
Throughout history we have been amazed, dazzled and in awe at the daredevils, their
enthusiasm and taunting efforts to be the "best." Jumping through fire, crashing cars, best
fight, legal racing. The World Stunt Awards one year went to a man and woman who, hands
cupped together, jumped out of a fifth-floor window. The Ozark Mountain daredevils are a
constant conversation piece.
Pilots are the most particularly competitive group, the stunt community creates the
action we required in movies, tornado chasers are truly misunderstood and the good-looking
lion tamer the cutest and bravest. The motorcycle stunt shows make your heart skip a beat.
The Blue Angels and Skycoasters have your nerves doing the tango. But we go to watch any-
way. Is it the thrill of it all that fascinates us?
Gov. Schwarzenegger's real claim to fame was his contribution to the explosive
action in his movies. (Speaking of movies, let me surely not forget the film crews, who are
the masters behind the scenes.) Evel Knievel wore us all out with his highly publicized stunts
and broken bones routine.
We could not get enough ofErik Weihenmayer, the one and only blind man who ven-
tured up Mount Everest, a mountain he could not see. All of these headliners feed the pub-
lic's eager interest and quest for "I-saw-it-but-I-don't-believe-it" outcry. But again, do we
consider them bold, daring, half-baked, desperate, thrill-crazed or what?
In our daily lives, we see many, many examples of the fearless and their faith. The
fearless live up to the true meaning of faith, which is daring the soul to go beyond what the
eyes can see. Faith is not rocket science, brain surgery or a library of books analyzing how
to get it.
Worry looks around. Sorry looks back. Faith looks up. What's your pleasure?
Ester Davis is a writer and a television host/producer. She can be reached at
host@esterdavis.com. copyright 2006 by Ester Davis

RALs Removed On Free File 93 Million Eligible for Program
SWASHINGTON The successful and innovative Free File pro-
Ala gram launches its fifth year in January with an agreement by private
sector partners to remove ancillary offerings such as Refund
Anticipation Loans (RALs) from the program.
Free File is a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service
and the Free File Alliance, a coalition of tax preparation software
manufacturers who make their software products available to eligible
taxpayers for free and provide free Federal return electronic filing.
The Free File software products are the same as their commercial products.
For 2007, taxpayers who earn $52,000 or less will be able to find a Free File offer for
which they are eligible. This means 70 percent of all taxpayers 93 million people will be
eligible for Free File.
"We heard many legitimate concerns about the marketing of ancillary products during the
last filing season," said IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson. "This is a constructive step."
Free File Alliance Executive Director Tim Hugo said: "Each year, the Free File Alliance
has sought to improve a program that is now eligible to over 93 million Americans. Today,
with the voluntary elimination of RAL's and ancillary products, the Free File Alliance takes
another giant leap forward on behalf of the taxpaying public."
More than 15.4 million tax returns have been prepared and submitted through Free File
since it debuted during the 2003 filing season. Preparation and e-filing of federal tax returns
have been free since the inception of Free File. However, manufacturers have offered refund
anticipation loans and other products for which they charge a fee. RALs use a taxpayer's
refund as collateral for a same-day, interest-charging loan.
Taxpayers must enter Free File through the IRS Web site. The Free File Alliance may still
offer customers the option of having their state tax return prepared for a fee. Some Alliance
members are offering the state return for free as well.
Some alliance members also will provide free access to Form 1040EZ-T for those peo-
ple who have no legal obligation to file a tax return but who can request the one-time tele-
phone excise tax refund. In addition, taxpayers can use Free File to file a Form 4868,
Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File. Some alliance members offer their Free
File software in Spanish.
The latest agreement to remove ancillary product offers improves on an already solid
foundation for the Free File program. Earlier this year, taxpayers responding to a survey
reported an overwhelming level of satisfaction with the program.
According to the survey, 94 percent said they intend to use Free File again next year, 94
percent said they found Free File very easy or somewhat easy to use and 97 percent said they
would recommend Free File to others. Convenience, not the free cost, was the most appeal-
ing factor of Free File.

Only 6 percent of the Free File users purchased an ancillary product from a software
provider, but half of those said that their purchase was not intended. Also, IRS' own data
reveals that only 0.5 percent of the Free File users requested a refund anticipation loan
Russell Research, a market research firm contracted by the IRS, conducted a telephone
survey of 1,800 taxpayers who used Free File during 2006. The poll was conducted during
May and June of this year. The typical Free File user was a 40-year-old woman (57 percent
female/43 percent male) who prepared both federal and state tax returns with Free File and
had used Free File the previous tax year.
"This survey confirms what we've known anecdotally for four years: taxpayers like Free
File. This level of public satisfaction with Free File is just astounding," Everson said. "This
innovative program combines the best of the private and public sectors to provide real value
to the taxpayers*With this latest agreement, we've ilade a great program evel#better.'

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Maiin Ch'iged \\ith Murdering Nc \\W'ife '
Curtis \\.IV \\"as iII coiul this II'Fl'terooii. Potc 4,lice ,
say he gol into I fighl \\ ilh his \\ ife, Lin ;da i. ii.., ,. :.
their home in Northl~est .ackson ille. She M'. .'
later died at Shands. C'urtis \Va\ \\as already ..!
on parole for an armed robbery in lississippi. "
and he has prior arrests for not only worthless
checks, but also for aggravated domestic battery. We spoke with some neighbors
who heard the constant arguing. C. Allbritton lives right next door to newlyweds
Linda and Curtis Way. She says she heard fighting all day like usual. "I heard curs-
ing, most of it cursing. So I don't know," said Allbritton. She called her neighbor,
Raymond Fields, when she saw the the action outside. "I was out here, because she
called me and said something was going on out here. So I came out and everybody
was down there, about seven cops," said Fields.' Police say Curtis told them he held
Linda so tightly, she lost consciousness. When she got to Shands hospital, she was
dead. Hubbard House Director Al Emerick says domestic violence can quickly get
out of hand.

Carjacking Suspect Calls 911 on Himself
BOCA RATON, FL (AP) -- After crashing twice and getting lost, a Plantation man suspected
of carjacking called 911 to turn himself in.
Police say Claude King smashed in the window of a black SUV Tuesday night, threw
the driver to the street and forced the other passengers out. He then drove around for about an
hour, during which time he ran into two other vehicles.
King ended up in Palm Springs and eventually called 911 from a pay phone.
Police say he told the dispatcher that he had stolen a car. When asked where the car
was, King said quote "I couldn't even tell you. 1 don't even know where I'm at."
Police arrested King and took him to the hospital for an injured right hand. He was
charged with carjacking and taken to the Palm
Beach County Jail.

Dirty Bratz? Parent Complains Dolls Ruined Children's Christmas
Too cute or dirty dolls? Some parents say Christmas gifts turned into more than they
bargained for. The singing Bratz dolls are supposed to say "so cute." Instead, they allegedly
say something naughty. It was the one Christmas gift sisters Lamiah Davis and Diamond
Catlin wanted the most Bratz karaoke dolls. What was suppose to be their joy turned into a
shocking surprise. "We hurried up and opened it and pressed it and heard a cuss word."
The sisters ran to tell their mom, Misty Hutchinson. She said, "My first reaction was,
oh my God, the toy curses."
Misty says she immediately took the dolls from her daughters, ruining their holiday
and hers. "I was upset as a parent, when you see your kids upset on Christmas, of course it
makes you upset." "Sad. You were sad? That we couldn't have the bratz back." "I listened
to the karaoke bratz doll numerous times. It's supposed to say, "so cute", but if you listen very
closely, it sound like it's saying something little girls shouldn't hear." Bratz dolls are sold at
various stores. Misty bought hers at the Century III Toys 'R Us.
The manager there, told me, he's had no complaints about the karaoke Bratz. Misty
is so upset by the song and she contacted an attorney.
"I feel as though if market researchers, focus groups were conducted, somebody
could have picked up on this. I didn't have to find this out for myself."
This family found out who's naughty or nice this Christmas and this seemingly inno-
cent gift may be fighting words in a lawsuit. A spokesperson for the maker of Bratz dolls says
the company has only received one complaint of this nature about the dolls.
The statement also says the lyrics in question do not contain profanity and have been
used thousands of times on TV, radio and in their products.

Glorify Entertainment Group


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

New You" on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at the Ramada Inn in Mandarin. The luncheon cost
$13.50 and'will be held from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The Jewish
Community Alliance (JCA) will be sharing information about their fitness opportunities at
their state-of-the-art facility. Get ready to take on that New Year's Resolution with JCA
which believes in bringing people together and offering more choices for mind and body
fitness. Speaker Judy Clark will discuss being "Bitter or Better" as she describes the life
choices she made among many turning points along the way. Reservations for Lunch &
FREE Nursery can be made by Cande at 908-5609 or by email at sweetleespoiled@com-
cast.net Please make reservations by Thursday, December 28th. Come and invite a friend!
Saturday, January 6, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, located at 225 Coast Line Drive, in
Jacksonville, FL. Attire is semi-formal. Activities for Saturday are reception at 6:00 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Dance will start at 9:00 p.m. to until,
After Party will begin at 12:00 a.m.-until. A WELCOME RECEPTION will be held Fri,
January 5, 2007 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All classes and teachers are invited. For more
information, contact Almetya J. Lodi (904) 355-7583 or Vivian Williams (904) 766-2885.
Hosted by Alpha-Jax Foundation, Inc. Benefit of: Community Projects Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Inc, Gamma Rho Omega. Chapter Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street
Friday, January 26, 2007, 8:00 p.m. Ticket Prices: $35.00 and $30.00 Reserved; $25.00
General Admission Tickets Available at: The Florida Theatre Box Office 128 E. Forsyth
Street (904) 355-2787 For Ticket Information contact: Levon Spradley-Burnett (904) 272-
4055. Michelle Davis Singleton, Public Relations, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter 904-571-
3136 MDSingleton5@hotmail. Please contact Michelle D. Singleton for additional media
STATE CONFERENCE Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will hold its 2007 State
Conference in Jacksonville January 19th 21st. The conference will be hosted by Nu Beta
Sigma, Gamma PI, and Beta Beta Kappa. For more information write
DAY CELEBRATION COMMITTEE is thrilled to announce that Reverend Al
Sharpton, President national Action Network, will deliver the keynote address at this year's
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet. The banquet will be held on January 13, 2007, at the
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront. This annual event commemorates the life and legacy of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to the banquet, there will be a Commemorative
March on Monday, January 15, 2007, 10:00 a.m. followed by a Commemorative Service
beginning at 11:00 a.m. Both events will be held at Allen Capel AME Church, 580 George
W. Engram Blvd. For banquet tickets, call 386-671-3401; for sponsorship info call 386-
671-8023 and for Commemorativemarch info call Cynthia Slater 386-255-3736. Any addi-
tional info contact Carla Quann 386-316-1867 or email dabmlk@aol.com MLK
Celebration for Central Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization Granting
Scholarships to Area Students.
MUNITY APPRECIATION. Join us, the community, in honoring these outstanding peo-
ple who have served this community well. This will be an open door event. It's being held
January 28, 2007 at the Selden Park Gymnasium, Brunswick, FL at 6:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. Honorees are Mr. Abe Brown, Mrs. Jaunita Baisden, Mrs.
Annie Jackson, Mrs. Janice Watkins, Minister John Williams, Dr. Delacy Sanford and Mr.
Emory Boyd. There will be a tribute to former Commissioner Harold Jennings in his mem-
ory. MC Hostess Ms. Venus Holmes School Board Member, MC Line Up Minister Paul
Lawrence. For more information, contact Ms. Diane Reid at (912) 267-6448, Mr. Joseph
Dixon at (912) 230-1092 or Ms. Eunice Wilcox at (912) 265-7637.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Monday, January 15, 2007. Kickoff is at 3:00 p.m. at the
Charles Clark Park, located at 8793 Sibbald Road. There will be music by D.J. Roach and
trophies for MVP Defense and MVP Offense. Free food for kids only, adults bring your
own food and grills. Donations are needed. This function is being sponsored by "Track,"
"Mildred" and the Old Timers Football Team. Thanks in advance for your support.
CONTEST LUNCHEON this mission is to encourage achievement and excellence in
today's youth. The Honorable Yolanda King, the eldest daughter of the late Dr. Martin
Luther and Coretta Scott King will speak at the event, Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 11:45
a.m. at the Bethelite Conference Center, located at 5865 Arlington Expressway,
Jacksonville, FL. Winners of this year's essay contest will recite their works. Tickets are
$25 per person, $250 per table often. For more information on ticket sale locations, call
(904) 353-3008.
encouraging everyone to get a FLU SHOT this year. DCHD Flu Shots are available to the
general public, and are especially recommended for at-risk population which include:
Infants 6-23 months; Individuals 65 and over; Individuals with chronic medical con-
ditions; Caregivers; Pregnant women; Children on aspirin therapy; and Healthcare
workers providing direct patient care. Flu shots are $20, Pneumonia shots are $32. We
accept cash or Medicare only. Monday Friday, 8:15. a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no appointments
necessary). DCHD located at 5220 N. Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL. Other adult vaccines
are available. For more information, call (904) 665-2666.
THE PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY INC. Will host the 2007 State conference jan-
uary 19-21st, 2007 in Jacksonville, FL. It is hosted by Nu Beta Sigma, Gamma Pi, and Beta
Beta Kappa chapters. For more information, email: sigmastate2007@bellsouth.net or visit:
2007 RED LETTER DAYS ON AMERICAN BEACH January 13th American Beach
Property Owners' Association, Inc. Annual Meeting. Peck Center, located at 516 S. 10th St.
Fernandina Beach to be held at Noon. A tribute of the monumental contributions for per-
petuation of American Beach through efforts will follow the business meeting in the audi-
torium of the Peck Center. Through the Beach Lady's voice and efforts nearly 10 acres
from the oceanfront to the top of the dune Nana has become public land. On Labor Day,
Sept. 4, 2006, the portion of Hwy A1A between Burney Rd and Lewis St. was named in
her honor. A time in history will be made at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2007 when
Bishop McKinley Young addresses the 72nd Anniversary Year Celebration of American
Beach at the Macedonia AME Church, Rev. Patrick Sasnett, Pastor, located at 202 S. Ninth
St. in Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church throughout Florida and

the Bahamas. The public is invited; a reception to meet and greet Bishop Young and his
wife, Dr. Dorothy Young will follow the program in the fellowship hall.

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DEMOCRATS who have been registered voters for
fifty years or
more. Amnone
them %\ ere
Arneta Jackson,
mother of pub-

lisher and Lizzie
Jenkins, author
of "The Real
Rosew ood."

/1951 Murders Finally Concluded Harriette and
Henry T. Moore finally get s justice served. The state o
Florida finally agreed that the extensive circumstanial evi-
dence discovered over the years regarding the murder o
civil rights pioneer Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harriette
made it clear that four Klu Klux Klan members placed a
bomb directly under their bedroom, murdering the couple on
their 25th Anniversary, December 25, 1951. The case
remained unsolved until now. All four Klansmen are no
longer living. One committed suicide.

DeNwyt Testament for Gullah readers was
completed Black folks on the marsh islands off the
North Carolina Coast are getting their just due. The U.S.
Senate approved a law recognizing the Gullah people
who survived generations after slavery on the islands,
which back then were barely inhabitable. Rep. Jim
clyburn (D-S.C.), who introduced the measure in the
House three years
ago to prese rve Si '
their unique her-
itage. \%on a \ cto-
ry r\\ihen the
Gullah Geechee
Cultural Heritage
Corridor Act
passed. It slates $1
million per Near for
the next 10 \ears
so that a Cultural
Heritage Center
can be built at the
Penn Center on St.
Helena Island.

Jacksonville Orthodontist, Dr. Orrin D. Mitchell,
was Inducted Into USA Section of the
International College of Dentists The
International College of Dentists is the pre-
eminent honorary organization of the
world's outstanding destists who have, by
their actions, demonstrated an abiding inter-
est and concern for their profession.
Membership, by invitation only, is limited
by design to a little over 10,000 dentists
worldwide. Of the 121,000 dentists in
America, only a little over 6,000 are Fellows in The
International College. Dr. Mitchell is one of the few orthodon-
tists in Jacksonville and the state of Florida who is board
Certified by The American Association of Orthodontists. He
also holds membership in the college of Diplomates of the
American Board of Orthodontists. Dr. Mitchell is President of
the 27 year old Continental Orthodontic Study Club, a group of
18 orthodontists with practices from California to Virginia. He
is a former member of the Florida Board of Dentistry and also
holds Fellowships in The American College of Dentists and The
World Federation of Orthodontists. Dr. Mitchell is a native of
Jacksonville and has been in the exclusive practice of orthodon-
tists since 1975. He has served on the board of Governors of the
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and is a former President
of the Northwest Council of the Chamber. He served on the
board of the United Way of Northeast Florida, the Jacksonville
Urban League, and currently is Vice-Chairman of the Board of
Trustees at Edward Waters College.

92 Year Old Gunned Down ,
Police sa. it was a drug raid
tipped of" by an informant after -
Atlanta Police stormed into the
home of Kathryn Johnston's
house, a 92 year old woman.
According to her niece, Johnston
feared for her life, because of the
drug infested neighborhood she lived in. The informant
later said he never bought drugs from her home. He was
forced by police to tell the lie.
McKinney's Loses The outspoken and controver-
sial Cynthia McKinney who is Georgia's first Black
Congressman found the barrage of negative press and
onslaught of a strong challenger too much to overcome
and lost her seat by a
mere 11.000 -votes to Attorney
hank .Johnson in l i Democr.atic
runoffelection. Johnson I;,rced j .- '
the runoff %\hen NMcKinnes .. : ."
failed to \\ at leat lest 5o percent .
of the \ote in the Demnocriatlc

Wal-Mart Fires Andrew Young
- Hired to help polish Wal-Mart's
image among people of color, former
U.S. Ambassador and Atlanta Ex-
Mayor Andrew Young is fired from -
the mega discount chain's board after :. I
making ethnically insensitive
remarks. In a newspaper interview,
the 74 year old civil rights leader tells a reporter that Jewish,
Korean and Arab grocers have a history of selling inferior
good to Black Americans, says Young, They ran the mom
and pop stores out of my neighborhood. But you see those
are the people who have been overcharging us, selling us
stale bread and bad meat and wilted vegetables, and they
sold out and moved to florida. 1 think they've ripped off our
communities long enough. He says his comments were taken
out of context and that he's sorry, and he understands Wal-
Mart's decision.

Killing While slain
Morehouse student
Carlnell James Walker, Jr.
wasbeing buried in hi
hometown of Richmond,
CA, Atlanta police
announced the arrests c
three suspects in the killing
of the sophomore business
major. One current and two
former Morehouse stu-
dents are charged in
Walker's slaying. Police
also identify a fourth sus-
pect,' Thedore Paul
Holliman. the 30 year old
non-student allegedly
schemed with the other
three to kill Walker and
collect $3,000 in insurance

/Former Atlanta
Mayor Jailed Former
two-term Atlanta Mayor
Bill Campbell is ordered
to report to prison to
begin serving time while
he appeals his tax-eva-
sion conviction.

2 Georgians Die in Iraq Two Georgia soldiers
stationed at Fort Riley, KS., were killed by explosives
in Iraq, the Defense Department reported. Army Capt.
Hayes Clayton, 29, died. He was assigned to the 842nd
Military Training and Transition team, 1st Brigade Combat
Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley. Clayton graduated
from Fort Valley State University in Georgia.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Dexter E. Wheelous, 37, Winder,
GA., also died in Baghdad of wounds suffered
from an explosive detonated near his vehicle. He also was
assigned to the 842nd. Wheelous entered the Army in
August 1987 and worked as a recruiter before being
assigned to the transition team mission in July at Fort Riley.

SMike Evans, Actor in 'The Jeffersons,' Dies at 57
TWENTYNINE PALMS, California (AP) Actor Mike
Evans, best known as Lionel Jefferson in the TV comedy
series "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons," has died.
He was 57. Evans, who was born in Salisbury, N.C., died
of throat cancer Dec. 14 at his mother's home in
Twentynine Palms, said his niece, Chrystal Evans.

First Black Woman Elected in Athens Dies at 80
ATHENS, GA (AP) -- The first black woman to hold an
elected position in Athens has died at the age of 80. Miriam
Moore served on both the Athens City Council and the
Athens-Clarke County Commission, working to reduce
poverty and violence in neighborhoods.
County Commissioner Tom Chasteen said Moore
pushed for change because "her heart was in the right
place." He said "She wasn't one of those people who got the
credit for it. She just wanted the community to be better."
She first was elected to the Athens City Council in
1988 and then to the new unified city-county government in
1990. Though she lost her seat in 1992, Moore was appoint-
ed to a committee to renew the then crime-ridden neighbor-
hood around Triangle Plaza in East Athens.
Her work eventually led to a healthy, bustling com-
mercial district. She also helped found the East Athens
Development Corporation, the Athens Neighborhood
Health Center and the East Athens Community Center.
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.liguir's Rushea.n Mathis 8'....
Goes to Pro-Bow, I- NlatlIs is the :iI- .l
onl\ .laLUial named to this \ ear's .
Pro Bou\\l AFC team. He rHjenk: .
third in the NFL \\ithli a lemii- P
record seen interceptions. He
ranks fifth on the tea.im ith 63 t.
tackles and first with 15 passes defensed. Mathis is in his
fourth season with the Jaguars after being selected in the sec-
ond round of the 2003 NFL draft out of Bethune-Cookman.
A native of Jacksonville, he started 62 consecutive games
that began his career, which is the longest active streak on
the team. He also holds the franchise record with 19 inter-
ceptions. Photo by: The FL Star's Lawrence Green /

AP Names Tiger Woods Athlete of the Year Tiger
overpowered the field at the Buick Open, did his best at the
PGA Championship, outlasted Stewart
Cink in a plaiotT at the Bridgestolne
Invitational, made t\\o eagles in the first
seven holes, beating Vilia Singh at the
Deutsche Bank Championship. then \\on
by eight shots at the American Express
Championship. but \ et t \\ai his toiuh-
est \ ear the \ear he lost hIs father.

NBA Star Stephon Marbury Makes Regular-
same quality sneakers but sells for $14.99 gave away
some The New York Knicks' star had designed a fly shoe
that helps him get busy on the court and he has made sure
that it sales for around $15. The idea stemmed from a time
where young people are gunned down for wearing a convet-
ed sports jersey or expensive shoe. He also designs other
inexpensive athletic gear./

Hoops! There It Is NBA basketball
pla er for the Lakers. Kobe Br\ant,
scores a staggering 82 points. the second
only to 7ft Wilt Ch.amberlain's I t10 point
effort in 192. Brant's scoring frenz\
comes as the L.A Lakers beat the Toronto
Raptors 122-104.

Shani Davis First Gold Medal as an Individual -
He has been called many things, but now, Shani Davis can
also be called a Gold medalist. Davis made history this
weekend when he became the first Black to score gold in an
individual event at a Winter Olympics, clocking in at 1:08:89
in the 1,000-meter speed
skating contest. Davis start-
ed skating at the age of six,
coached by his single mom
in a gang-infested area of
Chicago. He jokes about
how runnifig from bangers
enhanced his speed.

SBlack Female Golfer Andia Winslow, a 23 year
old Black Woman, cousin of NFL's Kellen Winslow, Jr.,
became the first African American Woman to compete on
the professional golf circuit in four years.
In 1999. \-inslo\. \,ho holds a bache-
lor's degree in sociology from Yale
Uniersit", \\as named National
I Nlinorirt Junior Golfer of the Year by the
National Minoritt Golf Foundation.

Michael Jordan Gets Part Ownership for NBA
Team NBA great Michael "Air" ,....
Jordan, former guard for the
Chicago Bulls. becomes part o\\ner B
of the Charlone Bobcats. Resuining
his career in the state \here it first -
started for him. Jordan strikes the
deal with the Cats irmaorntt o\-ner
and BET founder Bob Johnson.

Iverson's Mother Owns ABA Team The mother
of Allen Iverson, Sixers' superstar point guard, Ann Iverson,
became majority owner and chairwoman of the new
Richmond Warriors of the American Basketball Association.
Her goal is to turn the franchise into a lucrative endeavor,
since it has been struggling to stay afloat for the last six
years. Because of that, most teams have disbanded the
league. /

Smith \ins HeisnIan Troph3
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Award Ohio State quarterback. 22 \ear
old Tro\ Smith \\as awarded the Heisman
Troph\ afier dra% ing the highest percent-
age of first-place notess b\ the second
largest margin of \ victor e ei. Onl\ O.J.
Simpson in 1068 had movie first-place
Heisman votes.

SEmerson Wall Volunteer Kidney Donor Former
cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys Emerson Wall agrees to
donate a kidnew to his friend and former teammate Ron
Springs. 50 year old Springs has diabetes. His son, Shawn, a
cornerback for the Washington Redskins offered to end his
career and donate his own kidney, but his father refused to

NBA Fight Carmelo
Anthony was suspended for
15 games. Commissioner i i
David Stern canie do\1n
ishmeard on both terms f tile
Nuggets and eKnick ugit h lti
at Madison Snquare Gardent
Nate robinson and J.R. Smith each got 10 games, and four
other players also were suspended. Stern fined each organi-
zation $500,000. When Mardy Collins made a hard foul o
Smith, it sparked the fight, he was suspended for six games.
Knicks teammate Jared Jeffries will miss four. Also, Knicks'
Jerome James and Denver's Nene were both penalized one
game for leaving the bench area during the chaos. More pun-
ishments were made on both teams.

Boxer Hearnes Charged with Assaulting Son-
Tommy "Hitman" Hearns is facing assault and battery
charges for allegedly taking a jab at his 13 year old son dur-
ing an argument in Detroit, police said. According to invies-
tigators, Hearns' wife called police and told them that he
husband had hit their son. When the police arrived a
Hearns'home, they say the boy had a bloody nose and
swollen eye. Hearns, now 47 years old was aLrested due to
Michigan's law for domestic violence. It was said that
Hearns asked his son to leave his brother's bedroom, but he
either refused or didn't move fast
enough. Further investigations
revealed that the son might have
thrown the first blow. Hearns was
released on $10,000 bond and
ordered not to have any contact
with his son.

William "Buck" O'Neil Omitted from Negro
League Hall of Fame O'Neil, the batting champion of the
Negro Leagues and founder of the Negro Leagues Museum,
missed by a single vote being named to the Baseball Hall of
ame by the 12 member panel of baseball historians and
authors. O'Neil was the first Black Major League Coach. He
was a hitter and later the manager of the Kansas City

Florida A&M Marching Band Four members of
Florida A&M University's marching 100 band were arrest-
ed on charges of misdemeanor hazing after an investigation
into the band's trip to Detroit with the football team. The
team played Delaware State at the Detroit Classic. While
there, members of the band allegedly stole items from the
hotel where they were staying. That was not the first time for
bad band behavior. There were similar incidents in
Tallahasses, FL police say.

Mike Tyson Arrested for
h mDUI Boxer Mike Tyson was
igu v arrested in Arizona on suspi-
cion of driving under the
influence and possession of
cocaine. the arrest occurred
when police stopped him
S after he left a Scottsdale
nightclub, Sgt. Larry Hall told
The Associated Press. He said the boxer was stopped
after his'car almost struck a sheriff's vehicle while leav-
ing the club at about 1:45 a.m. Tyson was arrested after
"showing more signs of impairment" during the field
sobriety tests, Hall said. Then they found cocaine on him
and in his car, police said. Tyson shot to fame by knock-
ing out Trevor Berbick in 1986 to become the youngest
heavyweight champion in history at age 20. He's had
several run-ins with the law, including serving priso
time for rape. He is infamous for biting off a piece of
Evander Holyfield's ear during a fight in 1997.

STyson Again! Says he will fight again women -
Former boxing champ Mike Tyson says he would fight
women in the ring that is. The 40 year old former heavy-
weight said in the future, he'd like the opportunity to step
into the ring with professional boxer Ant Wolfe. But her
promoter had this message for Tyson; forget about it. Russ
Young said that "No state would sanction that." Wolfe, 35,
has a 21-1 record with 15 knockouts. Tyson said a fight
between him and Wolfe would be meant to be fun and to
raise money for charity. "It's all fun. I'm not Mike Tyson,"
he said, referring to the boxer whose career was upended by
a prison term. "I'm not 20 years old. I'm not going to smash
ahybody... You're not going to see that guy any more." The
40 year old Tyson steps back in the ring in Youngstown,
Ohio for a pay-per-view bout against former sparring part-
ner Corey "T-Rex" Sanders.

f Miami Dolphins Rookie Marcus Vick Accused of "
Sexual Abuse A 17 year old girl claims their two year
sexual relationship caused her emotional pain. She is suing
him for sexual battery of a minor and fraud, among other
charges. She said he defrauded her during their relation-
ship by saying he loved her and wanted her to have his
baby. The lawsuit also says Vick wanted the girl to have
sex with other men and contends that Vick offered her alco-

SNBA Player's Infant Son Dies A spokesman for "
the NBA team says Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom's
six and a half month old son died while sleeping in his crib.
Jayden Odom died in June of 2006. It appeared he suffocat-
ed while sleeping, The Associated Press reported. A team
spokesman describes Odom as "very distraught." Odom is
26 and has two older children, a son and a daughter.

Former Defensive Back for the Philadelphia
Eagles Dies at Age 44 Fort Valley, GA<- Andre Waters,
a defensive back who spent most
of his 12 seasons in the NFL with
the Philadelphia Eagles died. He
was an Assistant Coach for the
fort Valley State Universit).
Waters joined the Eagles out of
Cheyney State in 1984 and played
with them at cornerback and safe-
ty through 1993. He spent his last
two seasons with the Arizona
Cardinals. Waters, who was born in Belle glade, FL also
coached at Morgan State, south Florida and Alabama State
before coming to Fort Valley State this Summer.

Former MLB Umpire Dies After Stroke His per-
sonality, frame and strike zone were all a little bigger than
that of the average umpire. And because of that, fellow
umps, players and fans are mourning the lost of Eric
Gregg. He died a day ager suffering a serious stroke. He
was 55 years old. His son Kevin tells The Associated
Press he wants his dad to be remembered as someone
who loved the game of baseball and who struggled to beat
the odds, no matter what. Gregg called his first game in
1975 and joined the National League staff in 1978. In
addition to working the 1989 World Series, Gregg also
helped call four championship series, two division series
and one All-Star game. Gregg was among 22 umpires
who lost their jobs in 1999 when their labor plan of mass
\resignations backfired.

He,',*ard Dead at Age 39 -
Former NFL fullback Craig -
"Ironhead" Hel\,ard died of a brain
tumor. Hple\Nard spent II seasons o
with the Ne 1 Orleans saints,
Chicaeo Beair. Atlanta Falcons. St. r %
Lo:iim Raiis and lndianapol s Colts.
The former University of Pittsburgh
All-American rushed for a career-high 1,083 yards for the
Falcons in 1995. Heyward, a 5'11" player who weighed
260 to 285 pounds, ran for 4,301 yards in his NFL career
and had 1,559 yards receiving.

Earl Woods, Tiger's 'bestfriend,' Dies Earl
Woods, who was more deter-
mined to raise a good son than
a great golfer and became the
architect and driving force
behind Tiger Woods' phenom-
enal career, died at his home in
Cypress, CA. He was 74. "My
dad was my best friend and
greatest role model, and 1 will
miss him deeply," Tiger
Woods said on his Web site.
"I'm overwhelmed when I think of all of the great things he
accomplished in his life. A habitual smoker who had heart
bypass surgery in 1986, Woods was found to have prostate
cancer in 1998 and was treated with radiation. But the can-
cer returned in 2004 and spread throughout his body. Last
month, he was too frail to travel to the Masters. The last
tournament Woods attended was the Target World
Challenge in December 2004, when his son rallied to win
and then donated $1.25 million to the Tiger Woods
Foundation that his father helped him establish. The Tiger
Woods Learning Center, is another vision inspired by Mr.
Woods. He had played catcher for Kansas State, the first
black person to play baseball in the Big Eight Conference,
and he had been a Green Beret for two tours in Vietnam.
But he felt his true purpose was to train Tiger, and he
watched his son evolve into the dominant player of his time
the youngest player to win the career Grand Slam and
one of the most celebrated athletes in the world.

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(Aries March 21st thru
April 19th) Monday
Involves a flurry
of communica-
tion, plenty of
excitement and
the possibility of a missed
connection. Get clear on
what you're doing (and have
a backup plan, too). You
may be in a delicate emo-
tional state around Tuesday
or Wednesday; a talk with
an empathetic soul, or even
some physical activity,
could help immensely. Be
ready for some spectacular
energy around Thursday,
Friday Aand Saturday.
Adventure? Sure.
Inspiration? Indeed.
Romance? Why not? Reach
out -- what you want is
there. Sunday brings a slow-
down that's a welcome (and
needed) change of pace.
(Taurus- April 20th thru
SMay, 20th)
Why not let
someone know
how you're feel-
ing as the week begins? The
stars say you're extra articu-
late, so go for it. Home cer-
tainly is where your heart is
around Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday. Take some
time off work if possible,
and rather than going out,
plan to have people over
(you're the host with the
most). Friday or Saturday
could find you locking
horns with someone who's
as stubborn as you; a third
party can help you get per-
spective or even act as
mediator. Plan something
fun (or even romantic!) for
Sunday -- you're all charm.
(Gemini May 21st thru
June 21st) Monday's cus-
tom-made for
meeting new peo-
ple. Whether it's
in a work or
social setting, you put them
right at ease (and may even
flirt with them!). Around
Tuesday and Wednesday,
you're in a more conserva-
tive frame of mind than
usual, which could be a
good thing -- revisit your
personal budget and set
some realistic financial
goals. You're all fun and
games between Thursday
and Saturday, but you're also
whip-smart and action-ori-
ented. Enjoy yourself, but
be aware that you're having
quite an impact, too. Sunday
looks just right for projects
and errands. You're a bit of a
perfectionist that day.
(Cancer June 22nd
thru July 22nd) You have
i no head for
details on
Monday and
Tuesday. The
Cranky's no way to start
this week, but you'll have to
make a real effort to avoid
it. Get a little exercise and
give yourself a treat. Then,
from Tuesday through
sometime Thursday, it's the
stars that are boosting your
morale look for rejuvenat-
ing energy, inspirational
ideas and spot-on intuition.
You have an extravagant
streak around Fri. or Sat.,
but check your budget
before you indulge it and
ask yourself whether it'll
make you happy in a mean-
ingful way. Simple can be

best. Tidy up on Sunday,
and catch up with someone
you miss, too.

(Leo July 23rd thru
August 22) If indecision has
-- i you in its grip on
Monday, assem-
ble a panel of con-
sultants --
coworkers if it's profession-
al; friends if it's personal.
They'll at least expand your
understanding of the factors.
Watch for injured pride or
hurt feelings around
Tuesday or Wednesday. You
may be taking things a bit
personally; the lion's a sensi-
tive beast now. But from
SThursday through Saturday,
you're confident, creative,
radiant, inspired and inspir-
ing (and just plain hot!).
Work, romance, fun -- have
it your way. By Sunday, you
may just want to curl up for
a catnap.
(Virgo August 23rd
thru September 22nd)
That brain of
yours is moving
fast on Mqnday,
so fast that your
mouth may not be able to
keep up. Slow down or risk
saying something a bit off.
Being around people --
whether working with a
group, hanging out with 4
friend or getting out and
mixing with a crowd --
charges you up between
Tuesday and Thursday. Why
go it alone when fun and
support are there? Friday
and Saturday have a lot
going on; show how adapt-
able you can be and you may
just end up enjoying your-
self. Sunday kicks off a cou-
ple of great days for you per-
sonally. How will you get
the most out of them?
(Libra September 23rd
thru October 22nd)

You're much
more forthcom-
S." ing than usual on
SMonday, and a
regular conversation could
turn into a true heart-to-
heart. Then, around Tuesday
and Wednesday, a personal
or work project could hit a
roadblock; while you figure
out a detour, offer someone\
else some roadside assis-
tance. Doing so is great for
your karma. Friends and
relationships are favored
from Thursday through
Saturday. You've got a great
vibe at that time, and every-
one wants to be by your
side. (They may want your
advice, too.) Doing as little
as possible may be the most
appealing way to spend your
Sunday (and why not?).
(Scorpio October 23rd
thru November 21st)

Beware of
involving other
people's money
on Monday, whether it's a
work budget, a personal loan
or just a debate about who's
going to pay for lunch. From
Tuesday through Thursday,
your combination of intel-
lect and instinct means you
make excellent choices and
smart moves -- though
knowing when to wait and
see what'll happen can be
the smartest move of all.
You may feel like making a
splash at work or play on
Friday or Saturday, but a
subtle approach has its own

rewards. On Sunday, a puz-
zle can be solved -- with a
little more information.

(Sagittarius November
22nd thru December 21st)
What someone's
iellin you on
Monday may
sound pretty
sweet, but do they intend to
follow up? There's no need
to be paranoid; just be
aware. Around Tuesday and
Wednesday, everything's up
for questioning, but in a
searching, productive way.
Advance your personal
goals and expand your per-
sonal outlook. Then it's
lucky you from Thursday
through Saturday, when
everything is very likely to
go your way, and even the
detours are a heck of a lot of
fun. Maybe it's not luck --
maybe it's your optimism,
honesty and humor. Plan
some time alone on Sunday
to look back and regroup.
(Capricorn December
22nd thru January 19th)
Say what you
mean and mean
what you say on
SMonday -- extra
padding or chitchat just con-
fuses issues. Between
Tuesday and Thursday, you
may experience the 'grass is
greener' effect; you want
whatever it is you don't
have. Keep plans loose, and
make sure you take advan-
tage of activities that calm
you down -- exercise, a talk
with a friend, whatever.
Take care with work-related
relationships around Friday
or Saturday. Fostering the
good parts and defusing the
suboptimal takes a light
touch. Sunday begins a great
few days for you personally;
you can really get things
(Aquarius-January 20th

thru February
- 18th) An
,"^-v u n u s u a 1
approach gets
results on Monday, whether
it's at work, in a social set-
ting or even when it comes
to romance. Handle domes-
tic matters, bills, errands and
the like expeditiously
around Tuesday and
Wednesday. It'll enable you
to start concentrating on.big-
ger, better things, like the
very interesting discovery,
change or idea that comes
along between Thursday and
Saturday. By Sunday, you're
ready to take a closer look,
delve deeper and possibly
even begin an important
(Pieces February 19th
and March 20th)

Monday looks a
little nutty, so
keep your goals
realistic and your inner
critic on 'mute.' You're in
the spotlight around
Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, and you look
good in the glow. Don't be
surprised if you gain some
new fans (or if things heat
up in the love depart-
ment!). Be leery of that
person who wants your
honest opinion on Friday
or Saturday -- do you real-
ly want to go there? No
need to dissemble; just ask
them some questions
instead. Lend a hand to
somebody in need on

Sunday -- your karma will
thank you, even if they


BURGLARY, ASSAULT/BATTERY-On Monday a suspect went before the
"Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court, in Duval County" for an outstanding
warrant for his arrest for a crime he committed on 10/18/04. At that time, the sus-
pect had entered the victim's apartment in the 4600 block of Moncrief Road, with-
out consent or permission. The suspect is believed to have entered through a door
that does not lock properly. The victim and suspect have never lived together in the
apartment. The suspect hid in the victim's son room. When the victim came home
and entered his apartment, the suspect attacked him, battered and choked the victim.
Witnesses told the police officer that they observed the suspect battering the victim.
The suspect kicked a door inside the apartment causing it to crack. The victim who
identified him knows the suspect. The suspect was read his rights, arrested, trans-
ported to jail, and charged with a felony.

AUTO ACCIDENT, HIT AND RUN-On Sunday a JSO police officer made con-
tact with the suspect. A state computer check revealed that the suspect had an out-
standing arrest warrant. The warrant read: The suspect, who was driving a red "Ford
Ranger Truck", struck a white "Honda Civic", which was being driven by the wit-
ness (victim). After the crash, the suspect fled the scene and parked the truck in front
of 3515 Wilson Blvd. The suspect and passenger exited the truck and began walk-
ing down the street, away from the crash. The victim was taken to the hospital by
ambulance for minor knee injuries. A few minutes later, a witness called the police
and informed them of the name of the suspect that was driving the truck. Oncethe
suspect's identity was obtained, the description given by the anonymous witness
matched the description of the suspect and passenger. The suspect was placed under
arrest, transported to jail and booked on leaving the scene of an accident.

Sunday, at 7:35 p.m. a JSO undercover police officer was posing as a drug
buyer/users in the area of 3100 N. Myrtle Ave. The undercover police officer
engaged the 30-year-old male (suspect) in a conversation about the purchase of mar-
ijuana. The suspect stated that he "aint got none." The undercover police officer told
the suspect let me get that $20.00 and I'll flip it. The suspect handed the undercov-
er police officer two pieces of crack cocaine in exchange for the $20.00 of JSO
funds. The suspect was not arrested due to long term investigation going on. A few
days later the same suspect was seen standing in front of 1257 West 22nd Street. The
suspect was arrested, read his rights, and transported to jail for an interview. The
suspect stated that he did not sell crack cocaine or marijuana, and has not sold any
drugs since 2001. The suspect was charged with a felony.

CHILD SUPPORT-On Monday at .3:15 p.m. a police officer was dispatched to
7958 Jaguar Dr. apartments in reference to serving a warrant, and to make an arrest
on a 23-year-old male (suspect), for late child support payment. Upon arrival, police
officer made contact with the suspect who owed $1,000.00 in back child support
payments. The suspect was read his rights, arrested, taken to jail, and booked on
"Civil" charges for back child support pay.

SPOUSE DOMESTIC BATTERY-On Monday at 5:44 p.m. a police officer was
dispatched to 2160 Mayport Rd. in reference to a battery. The call was originally
received from Baptist Beaches emergency room, but the victim went home before
an officer could be dispatched. Upon arrival, police officer made contact with a 23-
year-old female wife (victim) who stated that her 24-year-old estranged husband
(suspect), threw her on the ground and bit her on the neck. The two are separated
and no longer live together. She also told the police officer that the suspect pulled
some of the braids out of her hair. The witness, who is the victim's roommate, told
the police officer that she saw the suspect on top of the victim and threw the victim
to the ground for the second time. The police officer observed a cast on the victim's
left arm, and a bite mark on her neck. There were also two old marks on the right
side of her neck, which she said were from previous attacks. The police officer made
contact with the suspect at his apartment, and read him his rights. The suspect stat-
ed that he and his wife were trying to work things out. He said that he saw his wife
at the movie theater with another male, and "he went blank." He told the police offi-
cer that his wife called him to her apartment and said she wanted to work things out.
They began arguing, she slapped him and they tussled. He said he doesn't remem-
ber what happened after she slapped him, he just remembers being on the ground.
The police officer did not see any marks on the suspect. The suspect was arrested
and transported to jail.

GRAND THEFT-On Thursday at 10:00 p.m. a police officer was dispatched to
9501 (Arlington Expressway -Regency Mall, JC Penny) in reference to a theft.
Upon arrival, police officer met with the store manager who said he observed a 23-
year-old female (suspect), enter the store with a large bag. He observed.her return
four pillows and then go into the junior department. The suspect then began to fill
the empty bag with items from the store. The store manager followed the suspect
out the door on the south side of the building. The suspect was cooperative with the
store manager. She stated a friend advised her, if she carried the property out of the
store she would be able to keep some of it. The police officer observed a video
recording of the suspect walking out of the store with the property. The store man-
ager signed a form and advised the total amount stolen was $666.88. The suspect
was arrested, transported to jail, and charged with a felony.

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By Rych McCain,
The Bachelorette
Part, is a new stage play
presented by Don B.
Welch Productions in
association with Will
Smith. Fred Thomas Jr.
and Chris Mykel are the
co-producers. Welch also
servers as the writer and
director. The play
debuted in Los Angeles
and has begun a national
tour. Advance tickets for
San Francisco (the first
stop), have already sold
out. The play features a
bevy of beautiful black
women and two hand-
some black men. Every
actor in the play has
major TV and move
credits. Even though the
play starts off humorous,
it becomes serious when
tackling the subjects of
domestic violence, infi-
delity, players and
The starting cast is
Kiki Haynes-Bell as
Nicole; Paulette Braxton
as Denise; Caryn Ward
as Tisha; Keena
Ferguson as Freda;
Shoneji 'Loraine as
Keisha; Khalilah Joi
Dubose as Valerie; Sabah
El-Amin as Zenora;

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The Cast of The Bachelorette Party.

Raquel Rosser as Mira;
Audrey Harris as Renee;
Kiyano La Vin as Roland
and Keith Burke as
Knight Rider. The brothas
are buff and the sistas are
eye candy fine. When
asked how a man could
write a story from a
woman's view point,
Welch was eager to
"After writing (The
Bachelor Party), the male
version, I was compelled
to write the female ver-
sion of it because people
wanted to find out what I
was going to say about
sistahs and how they dealt
with situations. It was
hard work because you
don't know weather or not
if you're going to be able

to pull this off. But I did,
people enjoy it, it's
becoming a hit thank God
and to have someone like
Will Smith behind it is
Welch acknowledged
that women gave him a lot
of the dialogue and he
laughingly added, "They
were ready to meet me in
the lobby if it wasn't
right." He continued, "As
a writer, you just watch
and you listen and you're
able to get so many things
from so many people, that
you're able to do.
Especially with women
because they're very emo-
tional. So you have to take
time and listen and they
tell you so many stories."
If you are one of the

fortunate ones who lives
in a city that this play has
been booked, please do
yourself and your signif-
icant other the pleasure
of seeing this magnifi-
cently written and acted
stage production. It is
also very important that
the black continue to
support local theater in
your city as well as
catching the national tour
productions that come
through because this is a
growing source of
employment, and profes-
sional opportunities for
our black writers, com-
posers, musicians,
dancers, singers, direc-
tors, producers technical
and stage crew person-

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By Rych McCain

We must begin this
column with homage and
praise to the "GODFA-
great, late JAMES
BROWN. Brown made
his transition to our ances-
tors on Christmas day,
Monday, December 25,
2006 from heart failure in
Atlanta, Georgia after
being hospitalized with
pneumonia. He was 73.

There are so many "firsts"
attached to his credit that it
would take three or four
pages to detail them.
Brown created funk which
became the basis for hip-
hop. He put on a show that
was so electrified, it
became the standard that
many tried to emulate but
no one ever duplicated.
Brown's legendary foot-
work, dance moves, splits
and mic stand handling
held his niidiences in a

spellbound awe. His stage
appearance and wardrobe
were a Mecca of innova-
tive and impeccable male
Compared to Brown,
many older music fans feel
that these young perform-
ers today are shamefully
sloppy and horribly tacky
looking on stage, (saggin'
with the crack of their
behind showing), while
delivering substandard,

lackluster, mediocre per-
formances. According to
one over-50 fan, "All the
kids know today is
"Throw your hands in the
air, and wave them like
you just don't care," the
catch praise that OG rap-
per Curtis Blow started 27
years ago. The fan contin-
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The Godfather's Hit List
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James Brown had over 98 entries on Billboard's top 40 R&B singles
chart over the course of forty years, a record unsurpassed by any other
artist. Seventeen of these hits also reached number one. The following
is a list of his hits on the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 or Billboard
Top R&B Singles.

1956: "Please, Please, Please"
1959: "Try Me"
1960: "Think"
1961: "Baby, You're Right"
1961: "Bewildered"
1961: "I Don't Mind"
1962: "Lost Someone"
1962: "Night Train"
1963: "Prisoner of Love"
1965: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
1965: "I Got You (I Feel Good)"
1966: "Ain't That a Groove"
1966: "Don't Be A Drop-Out"
1966: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
1966: "Sweet Little Baby Boy"
1967: "Cold Sweat"
1967: "Let Yourself Go"
1968: "I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)"
1968: "1 Got The Feelin"'
1968: "Licking Stick Licking Stick"
1968: "Say it Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud"
1968: "There Was A Time"
1969: "Ain't It Funky Now"
1969: "Give It Up Or Turn It A Loose"
1969: "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door,
I'll Get It Myself)"
1969: "Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn"
1969: "Mother Popcorn (You Got To Have A Mother For Me)"
1970: "Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like A) Sex Machine"
1970: "Santa Claus Is Definitely Here To Stay"
1970: "Super Bad"
1971: "Escape-ism"
1971: "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved"
1971: "Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She
1971: "I'm A Greedy Man"
1971: "Make It Funky"
1971: "Soul Power"
1972: "Get On The Good Foot"
1972: "King Heroin"
1972: "Talking Loud And Saying Nothing"
1973: "I Got A Bag Of My Own"
1973: "Sexy, Sexy, Sexy"
1974: "Funky President (People It's Bad)"
1974: "My Thang"
1974: "Papa Don't Take No Mess"
1974: "Stone To The Bone"
1974: "The Payback"
1976: "Get Up Offa That Thing"
1985: "Living in America"

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was a regular fixture at the famed theater playing sold-out audiences and elec-
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"Grey's Anatomy" Cast m "

Garners Honor I "

The cast of hospital
drama series "Grey's
Anatomy" have been
named the Top
Entertainers of 2006 by
Entertainment Weekly.
The magazine said
the cast of Grey's -
McDreamy, McSteamy
and all the others led
the chart of top enter-
tainers because they had
a cultural impact beyond
their show's roughly 20
million weekly viewers.
"'Grey's' isn't just a
show, it's a phenome-
non," said
Entertainment Weekly
Executive Editor Lori
"Back in May when

last season's final show
aired, every place in
New York City was
empty. You could get a
table at the best restau-
rants," she said.
The hit show features
three high profile
African American char-
acters-- Isaiah
Washington, Chandra
Wilson and James
Pickens Jr. The series
was created by Shonda
Rhimes, an African-
American screenwriter
from Chicago and a
Dartmouth graduate.
She serves as the show's
executive producer.

ivine Restoration is a very
.. peal "home renovation" pro-
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--,.:..,dual residences, we're
S-i. n..ng over small to midsize
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A' hiF will have its prayers
n- i,.ered as the team of
',R 'e..',-ts guides the congrega-
.orn through one key restora-
hlnr or building project.

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Dirk's estranged brother Roni played by Tyra Banks drops a
bomb on everyone when he reveals that he's had a sex
change and is in town to try out for the reality show
"America's Next Top Model."

After the shock wears off, Dirk still has a hard time adjusting
to the fact that his brother is now his sister.

Patti LaBelle also guest stars as Robert's mom, Marva, who
collapses during a visit only to reveal that she's just been
diagnosed with diabetes.

Now that you know all about Duane Martin don't forget to
watch him on "All of Us" every Saturday and Sunday at 7
p.m. (EST) on TV One.

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2. 60 MINUTES 12/24, CBS

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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EIp CSI: Miami:
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Laci Peterson

i. .f Ibe heard in
/ this episode.
A man is ac-
cused of killing his wife, but
without a body, there's not
evidence to convict him. After
he's acquitted, the body is
found, but the double-jeop-
ardy rule prevents him from
being tried again ... unless
Caine (David Caruso) and
company can find a loophole.

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NBC (i3M
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NBC has picked
, up Tracy,
Ja, ~Morgan's "3Q
Rock" for a full
season. Critics
adore the Tina Fey-created sitcom
which stars Morgan as a flashy actor
on a late night sketch comedy show.
The order for nine additional
episodes comes after the show
made its first regular telecast in the
Thursday 9:30 p.m. slot, and aver-
aged 6 million viewers.

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Whassup continued filni D-I
ues, "They haven't been
creative enough to come up
with something new
since." Brown personally
didn't care for the foul lan-
guage they added to the
music. R.I.P. James. He
was the G.O.A.T. (Greatest
of all Time).
L a t i u m
Republic recording artist
Rob G's debut album will
be hitting a store near you
first quarter of 2007. Also
check out the new remix to
his single "Reppin My
Block" featuring fellow
Houstonites Slim Thug
and Lil Keke. ASCAP

announced its artist line-up
for the upcoming 2007
Sundance Film Festival
Daytime Music Cafd'
which includes, Donovan,
Julia Sweeney & Jill
Sobule, Silverson Pickups,
The Bird and The Bee
among other featured per-
Local Jacksonville,
Florida film makers, The
Dorsey Brothers have a
forthcoming film project
titled "SuperRoni: Flag-
Football's Underdogs, "
that they hope to shop
around on the film festival
circuit. The film features
the Larramore brothers

i.e., Leonard in the much
talked about gym scene and
Sidney who produced and
performed the film's theme
song. The over all concept
of the film was pretty good.
It does have several slow
spots that need to be tight-
en up. Perhaps a couple of
juicy or suspenseful sub-
pots between key charac-
ters would pick up the
slack, pace and interest.
The idea of a loosing flag
football team isn't the
greatest theme but it does
have a twist in that the film
has to sell the viewer on the
sport of "flag" football.
The team is composed of
losers whose characters

(with deeper character
development), could make
for an interesting film. This
includes The Destroyer
(the radical coach who
wants to make tackling
legal in flag football), to
rage (who has a problem
with his temper) and
Noodle (the over all gener-
al goof off), coupled with a
set of pretty boy twins who
spend the entire movie
admiring themselves and a
nerdy cheerleader. Good
luck on the festival circuit
Hit me up at feedback-

"When I'm on
stage, I'm trying to
do one thing:
bring people joy.i
Just like church'
does. People don't
go to church to
find trouble, they
go there to lose

James Brown,
1933- 2006;

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