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Celebrating 64 Years In The Tampa Bay Area Third an urdarad In uccio Pa SEE STORY ON PAGE 17 ELEGANCE OF EBONY FASHION FAIR THE Ebony Fashion Fair left the city about two weeks ago, but its presence lingers in the city. The 10 women and 2 men models with the fashion troupe held the attention of the sold out audience. Those who work together to make sure it all comes together each year are members of the auxiliary group of Derrick Brooks Charities. From left to right are: Susan Bernard, Teresa Boykin, Luvator Nelson, President ; Wanda Lamar, Rosalie Jones, Felicia Clarke, Rose Pillmon and Lisa Garner. (Photograph by Julia Jackson) Fire Displaces Tapa Couple SEE PAGE 3 Sorority's V. Prexy Continues Mission SEE PAGE 3 Retiree Honored At Heritage Progra -----.... SEE PAGE 2 Woman Jailed For Fake Checks SEE PAGE 17 .... .... . . . . . . ... .......... "'' --.

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Q Retired Emplovee Is Honoree 01 Residents Want To > a: c( :: a: m w LL >=' < c tn w :: 1-c a: LL c z <( c tn w :: 1-i;: w > w c w :z: tn ::::J m :: a. z ...J ...J :: m ..J w z w tn c( c a: 0 ...J LL Black Heritage Celebration Change Perception 01 B.Y IRIS B.liOLTON Sentinel City Editor Hillsborough County will host its 17th Annual Black Heritage Celebration on Friat the Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, corner of Kennedy Blvd., and Pierce Street, in downtown Tampa. The theme for the program is "The Historic Election of Our Nation's 44th Presi dent." Ernest Hooper, re porter and columnist for the St. Petersburg Times, will serve as Master of CereHooper, who is a native of Tallahassee, graduated from the UniversityofFlorida with a degree in Journalism. He launched his career as a sports writer. He has been a columnist for more than seven years. Mrs. Ann Nixon Cooper, Hooper's grandmother recently celebrated her 107th birthday. She was featured in then President..; Elect Obama's speeGh .on election night. The guest speakerfor the MS. FREDDIE HUDSON ... Recipient of 2009 Legacy Award program is Attorney Frank Sanchez, who served during the "Obama for President Campaign" as the Policy Ad visor for the Latin community. A Florida native, Sanchez served as the Spe cial Assistant of the United States in the Office of Special Envoy for the Americas in 1999. He was appointed by former President Bill .. Clinton to serve as the U.S. Assistant of Trans-Referral Service (813) 495-3702 1-866-352-4200 ERNEST HOOPER .. Master of Ceremonies portation. Each year, Hillsborough County recognizes a member o f the community who is de serving of the 2009 Legacy Award. This year's recipiEmt is Mrs. Freddie Hudson, who retired in 2007, after '38 years of service. Mrs. Hudson, who is married to Rev. Zachary Hudson said, "I was surprised when they called me. I am elated. I; along with a lot of other people, were instrumental in getting services for the e ld erly. "We started in 1972, and we had to create the program from the ground up. We had to canvas neighbors and gairi the trust of the people. I am happy to say that the programs we started, the Adult Day Care, Homemakers Pro gram, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and the. Senior Nutrition Program are a ll a liv e and w e ll today. She further stated that Ms. Pat Bean, County Administrator, and members of the Hillsborough County Com missioners hav e a lw ays been supportive of progra m s geare d toward senior citi zens Public Housing BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter When Corey Smith and Charetha Parnell moved into the North Boulevard Homes about 4 years ago neither of them were naive. They knew there were problems unique to public housing they had to deal with. They also knew simply because that's the way things were, didn't mean they had to stay that way. Almost immediately, Parnell and Smith got involved with the Resident Council, and any other citizens group con nected with public housing. Recently, Parnell helped es tablish a Neighborhood Wat ch Group. "If there's one thing I've learned since moving here, it's you have to lead by example. "We must find a way torestore pride among the resi dents. They must have pride in their community, even if it is public housing." Parnell and Smith said the biggest problem 'they're fighting is residents who have bought into the perception of public housing as being a place 'bf problems, drugs, and gener. ally people doing what they want. "During several meetings, we've addressed the com plaints of residents, especially regarding Officer Dusty Rhodes," said Smith "What w e' ve discovered is the people making the com plaints are the same people causing the problems Their perception is because they liv e in public housing, they should be all ow e d to do certain things you can't do anywhere e ls e." Smith said residents must reestablish a friendly relation ship with the people hired to protectthem. "We need to draw closer as n e ighbors and exte nd a help ing hand. W e n ee d to start looking for each other. "Right now, residents in public housing don't act like neighbors. People ean live right next door to you and you n ever know their names They don't even speak to you. We must restore a sense of com munity. Parnell-and Smith said there is a strange mentality in public housing. "The r esi d e nts want nothing to do with the Tampa Housing Authol'ity or Tampa Police, said Parnell. "T h ey only want to contact thos e age ncies wh en fhey'l'e probl e m s. Oth e twis e a ll tlwy do is complain wh e n th e rules and are Corey Smith. being enforced." Smith said the mindsetof residents must be changed to make them better understand the role of police. "W e also must let residents know the opportunities avail able to them to grow and They can't be satis fied with their current living situation. They have to want more out of life. That'"s what we must work on. We must change their perception of where they live. People have gotten too comfortable with their lives even though th. ey aren't doing anything Parnell and Smith both believe the key is self suffi ciency "I have a put together a women's group that hopes to reach the younger woinen and teach them how to use their natural gifts," said Parnell. "i believe all of them are creative, but they won't use their talents productively and as a means to grow and move on. If we can convince them to do that, that will be the first step toward being selfs uffi cient." Parnell said all they can do is plant the seeds of hope and then pray the l'esidents will act on it. Som e of them don't under stand they can get h e lp to rise above it all and b eco m e busi ness owners. They can't see power they have to do something special for them. selves and their family." Parnell Smith are seeking seats on the R esident Council for North Boulevard Homes. The e l ection for those positions will be held in M arch. Parnell and Smith are a lso trying to put to gethe r a Childl' e n s N eigh borh ood W atch Group.

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Features NAACP To Host -Educational Forum On Thursday, FE_!bruary the NAACP will host Educational Forum as part_ ,pf their C'entennial Celebration. The event will be held at Middleton High School, corner of N. 22.nd Street and E'.. Osbo.rne Avenue, from 6 p ... until 8 .p. m. SpeCial guests for the event be the "Hillsbprotlgh Eight, who key to elimi., nating. segregation i'rl Hillsborough CountY Pi.Jbli'c Scbbol Distl'ict. ,. Ms. Breild'iiJ'iJJ.:d-;:.J::'' Chairperson of Educati9}1 ; CCimmittee fm; the NAACP Of _the i.t'le. still livin g and with us' we are goi1ig to' honor thi;mbecimse they went tl)r .o\igl}:: stn1ggle for us." : :;-:::: The Hillsbbroug b Eigi1t :tie:. 1\:'ndrew Manning,$aildra. Smith, Shaytonsibl e fm:: serving as .the 'chait'per.so:j-j::.:::. o(' tlie: s:Cnd'crrsh.i.v a _i;d $tal)9:a 'rqs Couiniittee; > Sheworks ditec:t;; : the",::ffiGeTS ofailseven : : sh_e Is f01' r:rr is a membe.r-of Mt. _Oli\e AME Church, and enj:o'ys: Z sewihi! and sh<)ooing ;. ; ,An fire at1his bouse sent ruimi'rig for' : .. . .... .. ._j nn1 o.y, t rt4;. 1 Continued onPage lO .... . ,.,_FRIDAY, ..... ; ,, .' ' _, : . : : : ' I r I , ... : -10th : : 4 ' : >of-::walker e:xpiailied tliat : theJ)tgW. m r-l .to c: ;-m ::j :z .-u. c ttl .-(/) :t m c m < m :0 -< -i c: m (J)' 0 l> z c ::0 0

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0') 0 0 N 0 ..... > a: <( :;::) a: !D w u. c en w :;::) .... Editorials & Columns FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN (USPS 202-140) 2207 21st Avenue, Tampa Florida 33605 (813) 248-1921 Published Every Tuesday and Friday By FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co., Member of National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Amalgamated Publishers, Inc., Ntlw York. 1990 94 CP Timelnternational POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To: Florida Sentinel Bulletin, P.O. Box 3363 Tampa, FL 33601 Periodical Postage Paid At Tampa, FL W.W. Andrews 1874-1931 (1919) C. Blythe Andrews 1901-1977 (1945) Founders C. BLYTHE ANDREWS, JR., CHAIRMAN S. KAY ANDREWS, PUBLISHER C. BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill, PRESIDENT/CONTROLLER GWEN HAYES, EDITOR IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDITOR BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERTISING DIRECTOR KEITH GEORGE, CIRCULATION AND.PRESS DIRECTOR Subscriptions-$44.00-6 Months Both Editions: $87.00-Per Year Both Editions. Opinions expressed on edilorial pages of this newspaper by Columnists or GuestWriters, do not necessarily reflect the editorial stance of The Florida Sentinel Bulletin or the Publisher. Farewell, Mr. 'Black-like-Me' He played a man who heard God's voice over the radio, in a 1950's film, "The Next Voice You Hear.'' People also knew him as the witty cowboy Will Rogers and the irascible president Harry S. Truman. > But during the 1950's, many Black Americans came to a: w > w c w :I: en :J !D :;::) a. z .... w ...J ...J :;::) m I ...J w z i= z w en
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Can'tcha Take A Jokeil / -got-one! I-got-one! How many congressmen does it take to pass a bipartisan bill? Answer: Sixty-two congressmen ... 6o Democrats and 2 Republicans! Hahaaa! Get it? You don't get it? Well, hold-up! I got another one! How many Republicans does it take to update a public welfare bill? Answer: I don't know It's never been done before! Get it? Republicans? Welfare?! Aw, that's alright. I bet if I was Carol Carter, you'd get it. I betcha then you'd laugh! Carol Carter used to be the Hillsborough state mitteewoman for the Florida Republican Party But after she got fired recently, she became a stand-up comedian,. Anyway, it was all a big (RILLY-BEEG!) misunderstanding. Y'see, Carol Carter sent a run-of-the-mill e -mail to the peop'le who worked for her, that asked, "How can 2 million Blacks get into Washington, DC, in one day and in sub-zero temps when2 hundred thousand [blacks] couldn't get out of New Orleans in 85 degree temps with four days notice? It was a joke!!! Get it?? Missus Carter (with a M" for was simply try ing to do a play on words on the irony of ... well, you under stand! She w as talking about how strange it was that Black peo ple who usually don' t like cold weather, but who love warm weather (I guess since she was thinking all Black folks come from Tarpon Springs), it just struck her funny that ... Well, you know what she meant, DON'T YOU? You don' t? Well her bosses didn t know what she me a nt, either Somebody ratted on poor Carol Carter! In a brief, terse, e-mail to her fellowemployees, Mah-Dahm Ca!ter explained, "I have tions and in evolved into one culture In fact, the children. of the African and Indian cultures were called "mulatto. Moreover, OiQ Sundays, Africans,. Indians and free Blacks gathered in Congo Square (the Sacred Ground, which is now Louis Armstrong Park) for singing, drumming, dancing an: d story-telling in West tradition. Out of these ings, the roots of many music forms (jazz, blues, swing, rhythm and blues, rock and roll etc.) were born. Tod a y the mixed-blood descendants of Atakapas Indians and been asked to send this apolo gy for my earlier e-mail." Said Miss Tuffet, I am sorry (Yeah, ROIT! !) that it was received in a negative manner" (Oh, that's alright. We always like Castor Oil on our 'pancakes!). "And I do hope that we are allowed tci keep our sense of humor '(Whatchou mean "we," Miss Thang?) Then she goes on to say, "There really was no reason for this to go beyond those that I e-mailed (8 people), [since] this was NOT an e-mail blast, as I do not have that capability." The only thing I can say is, up until the time she was fired, I would have hated to have been one of those eight fellow-employees! But she's gone, now. And. hopefully she's taken her brand of George W. Bush humor with her! (Oops, "George Bush!" Did I say thaaaat?) Meanwhile, the Hillsborough Count y chapter of the State Republican Party has been feeling itslumps lately, what with its former county Republican chairman David Storck being hammered for cracking joke s about Black folks .who voted early in the last election and what with state Republic a n finance chairman AI Austin getting scuttled for sending out an e"mail that joked about President Barack Obama being assassinated Now that it has lost jokester, Carol Carter; local Republican Headquarters is probably a pretty boring place. Then again, maybe local Republicans will start in jok ing about themselves beginning with the question How man y local White Republicans does it take to back a Black Republican running for cal office?" Answer: "One, if you can find hi. m!" (Taw-hawww! Now, that was a good one!) Africans-dance and play:to their. musiC form, .so,: in a West Afri caJl'traditionof signal-ing respect for on-e1shost:by dressing-like them :at ritual c elebratio-ns; more than 38.In:dian "trrbes" pay respect to native : Indians for their help in escaping slav. ery. .B-ecause the local Indians aG'cepted slaves into their tribes when they ran awa y for freedom, the Mardi Gras Indians have never forgotten their support. Now y o u kriow why Blacks dres s up as Indians for M ardi Gra s Harambee! -1 c: m en c "TT m Ill :II c: )> :II < ... 9 The Black Diamond Awards 1\) c c CD For the second year in a row, the Mt. Pleasant family will present its Black Diamond Awards Ceremony. The event is an occasion where African Americans in Hillsborough County are recognized for outstanding contributions during the 2008 year. The academy award style presen tation has been rescheduled for March 7th, 2009 It will take place at the Don Thompson Performing Arts Theatre Located on the Howard W Blake High School Campus, 1701 N. Boulevard, Tampa, at 5 :30 p. m Former Senator Lesley "Les" Miller and Ms. Jeanette Spencer Davis will host the program The Black Diamond Awards Ceremony is an excellent way to culminate Black History Month while paying tribute to some outstanding African Americans The event will be educational and entertaining. Last year's event was spec tacular and this year's event promises to be the same. Rev. Abraham Brown, the Florida Sentinel Bulletin, Mr. B. J. Jackson, Elder Michelle B. Patty, Mr. James Wright, Mr. Derrick Brooks, Rep. Betty Reed, The Charmettes, Inc., Rev. Moses Brown, Mr. Delwyn Collins, the late Sergeant Ron Harrison, Miss Keisha Bodden, Mr. Rhonne Sanderson and Dr. Samuel Wright were last year's award recipients. Nominations and award recipients will be selected by citizens in Hillsborough County. The deadline for vot"'" ing is February 13th. Citizens wishing to vote can do so online at www .mpmiddleschool.net. Ballots may also be faxed to (813) 253-0182 Those who attended this program last year enjoyed themselves immensely and are looking forward to attending this year. It is the desire of the Mt Pleasant family to make this award ceremony as an affair you don't want to miss, and the Black Diamond Award tb be a award. The Black Diamond Award is a symbol that anyone can be proud of. It is an award that is made out of pure white crystal with a Black Diamond on top of it. It is important to remem-ber that the date of the. cere mony has been rescheduled to March 6th, 2009. If you've already purchased tickets with the old date, they will still be accepted at the door. 6 Tickets can also be pur-)> chased atthe door. en Come out and make.this an evening to remember, ::::! while saluting some deserv-ing African Americansr;-111 c: .... .... z "tJ c: Ill .... The Audacitv 01 Hope, Faith And-Change: c;; ::r:: m c m < m Reclaiming The American Dreaml :II < -1 c: (Part 2) Even under the harshest and cruelest of human conditions, African slaves continued to believe in freedom, justice and equality. Through it all, the beatings, the lynchings, the murders, the whipping, tlie tars AND the feathers, the gunshots AND the dogs, the rapings, the cross-burning and other incomprehensible acts against us, we always acknowledge a Supreme Being; a Creator of Everything But'the Europeans saw our worship as heathen' and sought not only to enslave us, but also to b'ring us r eligion. Ushally, the slavemaster would read the Bible to his human chattel, picking out passages that supported his poi11t of vi'ew. It soon became clear to the slave that the slavemaster taught a religion he rarely practiced. No matter the slavemaster's versi o n, religion did more than help our people endure, it told us to resist. It was because of religion that Harriet Tubman was given the name "Moses" while leading our people to freedom. It was more than religion that made us rise up every morning, praying, .\n; tbe fJ!l.l.ds, singing songs of freedom and believ ing in a better day. For it was hope, which was, and still is one of the few bright threads in the glqomy tapestry of slavery. Since our emancipation from t : l)e masses of Ame.rican slaves lived by the strength ofa simple faith; we believed in the love and prov-. idence of a jus-t and holy GOD. So, how did our Black American people survive Hope without faith is merely wo i:ds that constitute no action on our part But, Hebrews 11:1 tlls us, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Therefore, there is but only rn one way to explain it. C It was faith in our God who heard our prayers, and as )> with the children of Israel i promised us deliverance. "TT It was faith that carried us :a over the troubled Atlantic: it 6 was faith that made us cling to hope as we stood on the auction-hlecks; it was faith that led us to believe that trouble did not last forever. When no orie else heard our cry ; 'GOD did. When no one else knew our pain, GOD did. When no one else knew our sorrow, GOD -did. So, we walked, fought and prayed on, believing that if GOD delivered .Daniel, surely He would deliver us. On January 20, 2009. the world witnessed the swearof our 44th President of the United States of America And in .case you had not noticed, part of our cele bratory theme is taken from the title of our President's !at-est book. C> Peace Be Unto You. m CJ1

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0) Local 0 ,.. > a: < ::: Popular Talk Show Moves To Tuesdavs a: For the past 8 years, Ms. ffi Cherylene Levy has hosted U. a show on public access tele> -vision. The show is broadcast < c en w :;::) 1-in series form and changes every four months This show, formerly known as "Talk Live with the Bulldogs," Ms. Levy h a s changed the title of the show to "Cherylene Tells It Like It Is." The night th e s ho w a i r s no w is Tue s d ay s On T u esday, (today) Febr u a ry w th, the third s h ow in the series will feature Ralph Smith. The show airs from 6:30 p m until 7 :30 p m. on Bright House Cabl e, Ch annels 949 and 950; Veri zon Cable Ch annels 30 and 36; and Com c a s t Cabl e Channels 19 and 20 Smith is the founder and Executive Director of The C o mput e r Mentors Group an East T ampa business tha t concentrate s on. enabling c inn e r city youth th e opportua: nity to fearn all about cornu. puters. C Smith said, "Computer Mentors Group, Inc is comprised of compute r p rofes C sion a ls, and oth e r s en in the future job op portunities of disadvantaged youths. 1-We are dedicating our time > a: w > w c w :I: en RALPH SMITH . F ounder and Executive Director of The C o mputer Mentor s Group and tal ent to encoura g e and guide y oung p e opl e tow a rd a career in the c omputer indus try. "Our obj e ctive is to provide free, high quality computer litera c y training and technolog y ac c e ss to inne r city famili e s in Tamp a We are achieving this objective through training, jobs, and <;omputer ownership of our t ee na ged partici,.. p ants. Smit h h as more than 30 years of ex p e ri e n ce wor kin g in the computer industry, and c r e a ted the prog ra m in 1997, MRS. CHERYLENE LEVY .. Tal k Show Hos t as a not-for-profit org a niza tion. His v a st rang e of knowl edge includ e s ex p e rienc e as a t echnic i a n c ompute r o p e rator, programmer, s ystems analyst, and mana g er. Prior to opening the doors of The Compute r Mentors Group, S mith was e mployed b y Citib a nk for 15 year s, w here he w a s a n As s i s t ant Vi c e President Vie wers are also encour ag e d to c all into the show at ( 813) 254-78 2 0 C i t y Editor Iris B Holton can be c ontacted a t (81 3 ) 248-1921 o r by. e mail i holtott@Osentinel. c o m :::::i m ::: c.. z w ..J ..J ::: m CORPORATION TO DEVELOP cavMJI\IITIES Cf' TAtv'PA lf\C Learn how you c a n I ..J w z z w en < c a: 0 ..J LL Keep Your Home Out of Foreclosure Classes held every other Tuesday: Register Today! Space is Limited! Only 15 seats available Call Today!! WORK S HOP TI MES 6 :00 -7:00 p.m. (813) 231-4362 A A Ne1ghborWorks" CHARTERED M EMBE R at 1907 E Hill s borou g h Av e nue T a mpa, F L 33610 HUD Certified Counselors Ons i t e to H e l p: A ssess y ou r s itu atio n Crea t e a Financia l Pla n /budge t Ed u ca t e y o u o n Mort gag e w or k o ut op tion s N aviga t e you th ro ugh Forec l o s ure p r o c ess Seedco Budget Cuts Eliminates FDLE Information OHicer Post BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Three years ago, Trena Reddick was chose n t o serve as the Public Information Officer for the Florida Department of L aw En f o rcement (FDLE ) f o r the T ampa and F ort Myers Region. Howe ver, rece n t budge t cuts on a s t a t e lev e l has r esulte d in h e r position b e in g eliminated. Ms. Reddic k will re m ain employed wi t h the ag e ncy, but sai d she has b een reassigned A press r elease fr om FDLE said fut u r e public information s e r v i c es w ill b e handled from their Tallahassee Headquarters. Ms. Reddick s a id "It's trul y been an honor se rving the citizens of Flor i d a for more than 14 years with FDLE and I am looking w a r d to continuing to serve our citizens in m y new assi gnment." She fu rthe r stated that whil e she has met with some cha ll enges,. she has never r e grette d coming to Tampa because her life "has been gre a t ly e nriched in so man y diff erent wa y s. O n J a nuary 5th a Spe cial Legi s l a tive Session wa s held to a d dress the b udget shox:tMS. TRENA REDDICK Reassigned as result O f budget cut s falls. Various state agencies were require d to submit a r edu c t ion p l a n to further cut their budgets. FDLK submitted a plan that included the elimination of 96 positions, including all Public Information O f fic e r positions Som e of the positions that w e r e eliminated were already vacant, a spokesman for the agency s a id. Employees in the p ositions t h a t were elimina ted w e r.e reassigne d to other dutie s and responsibilitie s. Ms. R eddick will serv e i n the capa ci ty of Go vernm ent An alys t. Ms. Reddick assume d the dutie s and responsibili ties of Public Information Officer in 2006. Retired Ranlers Th e R e tired R a ttl ers 1 2 t h y ear anni ve rsar y lunch eon w ill b e h e l d Fr iday, F e bru ary 13, 2009, 11 a m at t h e Gold e n Corral on 56 th st. Each o n e brin g o n e to t h e lun c heon and t o all Rattl e r ac ti v itie s Coc h a i r p e r s ons : Mary White Darby and L u cille Niles Franklin. Honor Roll Ads Will Be P ubli s h ed Friday February 20, 2009 Dead line T o In Ad a)J February 1 1 2009 / f ( $1 0 Each j. / Student's Name: _ _ _____ G r ade: ---Schoo l : ------Parents:, ______________ Grandp a r e nt s ------------! 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Local Charmenes Preparing For Miss Jr. Deb Coronation The members of the Hillsborough County Chapter of the Charmettes, Inc. are preparing for their "Miss Junior Deb Coronation" which will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2009. This beautiful and special event is designed to formally introduce young girls into society, and to help prepare them for involvement in constructive competition. The contestants will enjoy a variety of activities leading up to the coronation, such as direct involvement in community projects, attending a charm clinic, where they will be given pointers on how young ladies are to conduct themselves at all times, etiquette classes, fun outings and constructive field trips. In addition to junior debutante contestants, younger boys and girls, between the ages of 8 years old, are also invited to participate in the coronation as Page Boys and Flower Girls. The chapter is currently accepting applica tions. Parents interested in registering their daughters as contestants and/or flower girls, and their boys as page boys, should call any of the following numbers: (813) 239-3823, (813) 403-2166 or (813) 251-2294. There is no registration fee. The deadline to register is Sunday, February 15, 2009. Charmettes Dol-is Scott,. Dr. Margaret Fisher and Delores "Dee" Williams are PHILICIA DELORES KNIGHT ... Miss Junior Deb 2005 chairpersons. Charmettes Freddye Hudson, Fannie Stone, A. Mona Newsome and Irene Harris are committee members. Charmettee Evelyne Keetom Williams is Chapter President. CDC 01 Tampa To Host Classes For Help With Foreclosures c: m CJ) c "T1 m m ::c c: l> :c -< 9 Every other Tuesday, beginning February lOth, the CDC of g Tampa will present "Save Your Home," a series of classes for cc people to learn how to keep their home out of foreclosure. The workshop classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1907 East Hillsborough Avenue. Space is limited as there are only 15 seats available. HUD cer tified counselors will be onsite to offer their assistance, and will help assess your situation, create a financial plan/budget, edu cate you on mortgage workout options, and navigate you through the foreclosure process. For more information, call (813) 2314262. Classes are also scheduled for February 24th and March wth. CAB Meeting The regular meeting of the Community Action Board is sched uled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at the West Tampa Neighborhood Service Center, 2103 N. Rome Ave. ;!! The public is invited to attend. For further information, 0 ::c please call (813)272-6770. a > en m z ::1 z m r I m c: r r m :::! z "'D c: OJ r CJ) :X: m c m < m :c -< c: m CJ) c ?< l> z c :c c ?< Discover more. nordstrom.com International Plaza, 2223 North West shore Blvd., 813.875.4400. Shipping charges may apply.

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en 0 0 N 0 ,... > a: <( ::I a: m w LL c en w ::I 1-c a: LL c z <( c en w ::I 1-> a: w > w c w :::t: en :J m ::I a. z tu ..J ..J Now Registering forVPK 'QualitY Care When You Are Not. There" APPROVED VPK PROVIDER EARLY LEARNING COALITION 3716 E. Lake Ave Rev.,.nd W.O. Sims Put or Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 621-5038 ::J m I ..J "Train up a child in lile way he should go: So when he Is old he will not depart fi'Dm it. Proverb& 22:8 ( i= z w en a: g LL Local Valentine's Event Planned For Teens Scenes from the first Krunk For Christ Concert. It's true that Gospel rap music, it only made sense has arrived. Elder Michelle to minister to them in a B Patty Gospel form that they could relate Promotions and King to," said King Cobra. Cobra Enterprises are "This is a gr(lat way for reaching the youth by propeople to learn about our moting ,the Krunk For Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Gospel Series. Christ in a fun and safe This is a series : of eventS environment." that take place every Elder Patty was person-Saturday at the Masque ally moved by the way Theater in' the' Sweetbay young people were able to Plaza, 8825 North 56th gravitate toward Gospel Street. hip hop. "If you missed the Super is a great way to Bowl Krunk concert, you reach the youth. without. really don't want to miss them listening to music' the next event," said that teaches them how to Elder Patty. . rob, steal, kill and. degnide Gospel hip hop artist : women," she said. . : :.: :: Gospel hip hop to reach as many people as possible. That's why I asked King Cobra t o assist with spreading this forin. of Gospel." _;.:-: : :'; .: King Cobra said. W.as moved by what: h e nessed. . < : ;;:: "Of all the sh-oWs I'vf' attended and promoted, i the Krunk' For. Christ : series has. been the most. fun and the inost reward' ing. Words cannot describe what I felt. It was both amazing and beautiful to see young praying. and studying the Bible even after the show was such as Tiffany "The Devil is working over." Anderson, K Sam, Loko, constantly to reach On Saturday, February Mello-D, Lil' Prophet, children and he. has a \ 14th from. 7 p.m. until Sicily; and Triple D are strong hold on the youth11 p.m" a Valentine's Day all individuals who have a today with 'the music. Not. ..Krunk For Qhiist testimony to tell in the all rap inusic is negative. will be held: For more form of hip hop. I'm referring to the music information; c .ontact "Because today's youth that promotes sex,. drugs Krunk tor Christ line, are influenced by hip hop -and violence.. I want (813) 312-2123.

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Birthday Greetings SNAPPER,MEKAAndJANAKA Keep your head up. We love you. MS.KE-KE 14th birthday to my beautiful princess: Hope you have a blessed and may God pless' with many more to-. '-' .. . . . Love always, liioni: and brother, Kyle. K:RIS And JUNK .It's been another wO'nder . ful year and I can't complain. A good man is hard . to find. I'v e got mine!! Happy birthday. I love you. :. : ... BLl\.CK It' s my time, stand back. 86th Binhdav Blessings LULAF. OLIVER. 2-12-23 :Happy Birthday Mother AmOiig the richest ings that life could ever bring, is a kind aad mother love means Yo u've given s o much love; yet asked so little return. Throughout the years, your caring has b ee n there to comfort and encourage, to nouris h hopes and dreams, to w arm each trea sure d memory w e share. Yo u 've taught by your example what love r eally means -and Mom w e truly love you. Happy birthday. . your caring and loving sons, Earl S. Oliver Jr.; and grandso11s, Eddie Z. Oliver,. Nate Oliver, Reggie. _Goodwin and _.,.. Vincent A. And hugs and kisses from all the great grands. ' Local Award Ceremonv Rescheduled -f c m (/) c ., The 2nd annual Black Diamond Award Ceremony has been rescheduled for March 7 2009 at 5 :30 p.m. It will be held at the Don Thompson Performing Arts Center on the campus of Howard W Blake High School. and honors m African m Americans in 14 categories who have made outstand-ing contributions to the ::c c )> :::c -< community in 2008. '""" The award recipients will 0 be voted on by any and all interested citizens residing in Hillsborough County. The ceremony recognizes CANDY OLSON The event is hosted by the Mount Pleasant family. School Board Member District 2 Attention You And You And You Please Join Us For VOTE The 2nd Annual Black Diamond Award Ceremony This wiU .be a mar-Velous academy award type presentation : with entertainment Call (813) 253-()053 for iJ1formation, ... voting ballos or tickets. Vote online at Ballots can be picked up at various businesses Tickets -_ $15.00 : ;. ., r-0 :::c (/) m z ::! z m r;I:D c: r rm -f 2 ."0 c: OJ l en m c m < m :::c -< -f c m (/) c )> z 0 ., :::c B KENDRIA ... A Diva is a f emale version of a hustle r. Let it b e known that divas are going to shine today, because it's' my. birthday. So, fall back and watch m e do i:ny thing: 3:00P.M. St. John Missio.nary Bapttst Church 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. Clearwater,, Florida 33755 (727) 443 -1945 : : . .. . Dr. Rebecca W. Steele Conductor

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0) 0 0 N 0 ,... > a: <( ::l a: m w Rev. John Anderson Celebrates 2nd Anniversarv As Pastor 01 New Testament M. B. Church LL The culmina1'ing service for the" 2nd anniversary for Reverend John D. Anderson was held on Sunday, January 18, 2009. Rev. Alphonso Gallon was the 11 a.m. speaker. The close-out service in the afternoon was rendered by Elder Thomas Reed and the congregation of Grace Mary M. B. Church. (Photographs by James McA.l-C lister) en w ::l 1-0 ,... w CJ -_ -\. Committee members with the pastor: Theodis Goggins, Beverly Tribble, Pa,stor John D. Anderson, Jr., and Deborah Jackson. Come See Jay He'll Hool( You Up! Reverend Dr. C. C. Carlman of the Caribbean World Missions attended the anniversary celebration for Rev. John D. Anderson, Jr. The morning speaker was Pastor Alphonso Gallon. Elder and Mrs. Thomas J. Reed, guests from Grace Mary M. B. Church. Deacon Millard Pugh, Dea. Raymond Anderson, Pastor John D. Anderson, Jr., Minister Ernest Green and Dea. Alexander Buchanan. Sorority's National First Continued from page 3 honored with the 2009 Kente Awards during AQnual Ceremony. The event will take place at the Universi.ty of South Florida, at 12 noon at the Marshall Center Ballroom. This will mark the first time that two national office holders of sororities residing in the same city will be hon-ored at the same time during the same event. The University of South Florida's African American Advisory Committee is hosting the award ceremony. City Editor Iris B. Holton can be contacted at (813) 248-1921 or byemail iholtonflsentinel.Fire Displaces Couple Continued from page 3 flames coming through the roof of the house when they arrived. The fire waS' extinguished and no injuries were reported. An investigation revealed that Bashir Gray, 31, awoke to find smoke in the house. He and his wife, Jessica, managed to get out safely. Gray told an investigator the air handler for the HVAC sys tem in the attic had been blow ing fuses and he had it worked on a couple of days ago. Gray told investigators he had recently removed the battery from the smoke alarm because it was chirping. The investigator determined the fire started in the attic due to an electrical malfunction. The house was heavily dam aged with losses estimated at $"180,000. The couple will be staying with relatives.

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Pictures From The Past Joebeth G:ranville is beautiful in all her splendor and glory. From left to right, Pamela Thumb, Doris Golden and Quida Brown pose during a swim meet at Cyrus GJ:eene Pool. :; 4 ? . . 1 These men stand in front of the cornerstone of the brand new New Hope M. B. Churi:h. Attending the GontSolomon wedding in this photo from the past are: Tasnce Daniels, LnShawn Allen, Dorethn Gilmore, Gladys Tyson, Elaine NOI"\\"Ood, Jackie Gibbons, and Ora McGivery. -t c: m en 0 'TI m lJJ :::tl c: )> 0 r-.l 0 0 CD

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Q) Local Events 0 ,.. > a: <( ::> Kickon To Rebuild Rebuilding Together teamed up with its local affiliate, Rebuilding w Tampa Bay, the NFL and the American Petroleum Institute for the U.. 14th annual Kickoff to Rebuild project. >=' Since 1995, Rebuilding Together has pa11nered with the NFL to cel;3 ebrate its mission of preserving affordable homeownership and revien talizing communiti es by hosting Kickoff to Rebuild on game weekend s in Super Bowl cities. 1-On Friday, January 30, 2009, more than 1,ooo volunteers including c a: LL. c z <( c en w ::::J t-> a: w > w c w ::1: en ::::i m ::::J D. z i= w ...J ...J ::::J m I ...J w z i= z w en <( 0 a: 0 ...J u.. current NFL players and lo cal sponsors took part to revitalize the West Tampa community by providing no cost hom e repairs to 20 homes. (Photos by James Johnson) Will Allen, Safety, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offered his services. Brandon Jones, WR Tennessee Titans assisted with the rebuilding project. ,. Denver Cheerleaders Sara Oliver, Brianne Bateman and Mary Johnston were at the Rebuild Together Kickoff Site Abundant Life Church Of God In Christ Hosts REVIVAL With Pastor Curt McKay .. Dr. Florida He has led the congr eg ation for I 3 + y ears and l o v es preaching and t e a c hing the Word of God Following th e prumptin g u f th e Lord. P as tor M c Kay co11ce ntrates on th e building up of God' s p eople He i s the loving hus band of First Lady Est elle McKay, and the father of two adoring childr e n Curl 11 and Cortlyn He serves as Vice President of Gra c e & Truth Christian University and is an instructor of Theology. His ski//ful.prea c hing and teach ing of the Word of God is a treasure to the Body of Christ. We're at: 4125 Nassau Street West Tampa, Florida 33607 813.875.9077 www.abundantlifeonline.com Take 1 -275 S outh going towardJ the airport, exit Lois Avenue Malee a right onto Lois Avenue; go doWD two blocks. Make a right onto Nas11a11 Street Over 300 Anend Vision Summit At St. John Progressive Over 300 people attended a 3-day summit at St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church recently. The summit, h eld in the Life Center, was to discuss the growth of the church (physi cally and spiritually) and iden tifying goals and objectives of various ministries. Reverend Bartholomew Banks, pastor, was the facilitator. Participants during the 3 days were Deacon Delatoro McNeal, Deacon Eugene Mays, Teryal R. Dennard, Deacon and Deaconess Charlie and Patricia Ball, Jr., and Mrs. Vanessa Banks. The 2009 theme is "Our Vision Is In Sight. Pastor Banks ended the meeting b y saying, "God wants us to be a part of what He is doing. He uses faithful people. We must be a purpose-driven church." Dinner was served after each session. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Longtime St. John member, Doretha Graham attended the meeting. Deacon Isaac Gallmon, Chairman of the Deacons' Board addressed the summit. The gift givea -way was coordinated. by Clara Thomas. First Lady Vanessa and Pastor Bartholomew Banks at the Vision Summit at St. John Progressive. Lois Worlds and Geraldine Jefferson take notes at the summit. Deacon Charlie mtd Deaconess Patricia Ball served as assis-tant chairpersons. Now Cooking Thursday Saturday Fresh & Smoked Mullet Trout Special Discounts For. Sna Sh Sh H d Churches, Banquets ; pper rlmp eap ea Family Reunions And Live Blue Crabs Large Orders. Hours: Friday 9 A M.-7 P M Monday-Saturday 9 P : FoodStamp 813 247 5128 ATMMachine ! Cards ACcepted On Premises --... .. .,_,,,_ .. - --. ---AA ... :

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Entertainment Whitnev Makes Triumphant Comeback WHITNEY HOUSTON BEVERLY HILLS, CA --A stunning-looking and strong-sounding Whitney Houston made a triumphant return to the stage at a pre-Grammy party honoring her mentor, music mogul Clive Davis. Houston started off with "I Will Always Love You," but didn't hit the high, sustaining notes that made the song such a dramatic, stirring hit. Instead, she kept her voice at medium power, deciding to croon rather than soar. But as she got into hits like "It's Not Right, But It's O.K.," her voice appeared to get stronger -and louder, and while she never replicated thE! vocal gymnastics of some of her past work,_ delivered a mesmerizing perforinance nonethe1ess. .The 45-year-olc;l, is expected to release an album sometime this year, ': and unlike other reported returns, this comeback. seen'ls to be the real deal. Ena James savs Bevonce Dis Was A Joke ETTA JAMES AndBEYONCE Although she said )leyonce deserved to -be_ during a show l.n Seattle last month, "At Last" singer Etta James now says she was just trying to be funny. The firestorm that greet-ed a recording of James dissing Beyonce and saying unkind things about President Obama subsided somewhat February 6, when_ the New York_ DaLly News reported that James. -seemingly upset' that B had sung her ture song, "At Last," at Obama's inauguration last month -said she was joking around when she claimed she "can't stand'; the "Single Ladies" singer. The song, written in 1941, was first recorded by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and then by Nat King Cole in 1957, -but is-best known for James' 1961 cover. James reportedly told the paper that her broadside did not come from a "vicious place," but when asked if she thought she could outsing Beyonce -who portrayed James in "Cadillac Records" -the 71-year-old legend offered, ."I-think so. That's a shame to say that." She also hoped that -Obama would not take her jibes about his "big ears" and him not being "my president," personally, explaining, _"He's got other stuff [to worry about] _besides Etta James." Subscribe Today! "The Voice of Our CotJUilllllitr Speakingforltse(f" Call: 813)248-1921 Fantasia Goes Back To High School FANTASIA LOS ANGELES Fantasia Barrino is a class act. The American Idol star, 24, says she's ready to hit the books and earn her high school degree after giving up the chance to do so when she dropped out of school about a decade ago in the ninth grade. Fantasia is now focusing on things like her awardwinning career as well as keeping off the 20 she recently lost. She's hoping to release her third album later this year. And, as is the norm these days, she's also shopping around a reality show about her life with production company World of Wonder. She added, "2008 was a crazy year for Fantasia. '09 is totally different. '09 is my year." Lawsuit Filed Bv 50 Cent's Ex-Girlfriend Tossed Out so CENT 50 Cent's ongoing legal feud with the mother of his son looks like it's coming to a close. On February 5, a New York judged dismissed a $50 million lawsuit filed against the rapper by exgirlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins. In the suit, Tompldns claimed 50 promi:;cd to finuncinlly pro((n htr throughout her ontirc lifetime. Munhnt.tnn Htntc Suprlnlw Court ,J u A tiel C nl'ul 1 d nwud, hOWl'Vll!', I.OIII'll'd the Cllt'W of court. Rnid tho mppm ond Tomt,klna' rHIHf\ WI\H "nn unfo1tunntl1 tnlfl of n lovt Hout." Chris Brown Investigated For Domestic Assault LOS ANGELES -Grammy day was supposed to be a glittery affair for R&B's reigning It couple of Chris Brown and Rihanna. But things have gone horribly amiss. Los Angeles police have confirmed to E! News that Brown is being investigated for felony domestic battery. Per department policy, police are declining to identity the alleged victim. -The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles. Earlier in the evening, Brown and Rihanna were all smiles while attending Clive Davis' annual preGrammy bash together. In a statement, police say Brown and Rihanna "became involved in an argument. After stopping RIHANNAAND CHRIS BROWN his car, Brown and the singer got out and the argument escalated. The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker." By the time officers _arrived on scel).e, Brown had split. Rihanna's publicist, Amanda Silverman, would only tell E! News that the "Disturbia" singer was involved in a traffic mishap but "is fine." Usher's Wife Recuperating From surgerv NEW YORK --A representative for Usher says the singer's wife, Tameka Foster, is recovering from surgery in Brazil. Publicist Simone Smalls says Foster "is in stable condition after suffering complications from routine surgery in Brazil. Her husband Usher is with her at the hospital." No further details were provided. In her statement, Smalls says "the family requests privacy at this dif ficult time." Usher was supposed to be -one of the performers at music mogul Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party Saturday night, but he had USHER And TAMEKA FOSTER to back out for what Davis called a serious family ill ness. The 30-year-old R&B star married Foster in August 2007. They have two young sons, 2-year-old Usher Raymond V and 2-month old Naviyd Ely Raymond. c: rn (/) c }< '1'1 m t1J ::c c: )> ::c -< ....... 5:J N 0 0 CD "T1 r 0 ]J c )> (/) m z :::! z m r;m c: r r m :::! z c: m r u; ::J: m c m < m -4 c: m (/) c )> z c "T1 ]J c

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Sports 0 > a: <( ::::;) a: m w u. >"' en w ::: ... c a: u. c z c( c en w ::: .... rc w > w c w :r: en ::; ID ::: A. z ffi ..... ..... ::: ID ...:. w z z w en a: g u. Ex Plaver Stubblefield Gets 2 Years' Probation In Steroid Case DANA STUBBLEFIELD SAN FRANCISCO Former NFL player Dana Stubblefield was sentenced to two years' probation by a federal judge o n Friday for lying to investigators about his steroid use. U .S. District J u dge Susan Illston cited Stubblefield's later cooperation with authorities in the BALCO doping case as she declined to sentence him to three months' home confinement, which was what federal probation offi cials had recommended. Dlston said the sentence was warranted. because Stubblefield was "extremely cooperative" with investigators after he was charged in January 2008. She also fined the 199 7 defensive player of the year $5,000. -Federal prosecutors said Stubblefield turned over the names of players, agents and trainers he sus pect'ed of drug use to federal investigators and NFL officials. Prosecutors said NFL officials are investigating his claims. Irvin Tells Police He Was With Gun At Stoplight M ICHAEL IRVIN DALLAS --Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin says his' lawyers have been in con tact with polic e ov e r him being threate n e d w ith a gun. Dallas police said last I Keys Made -: month they suspended their investigation because Irvin nev e r returned their followup calls. Irvin s aid Friday that he filed a police report after the Jan. 12 incident, when two men in another vehicle pointed a gun at him at a stopligh t The Hall of Farner and broadcast analyst told KTVT-TV that he just returned io the Dallas area Friday morning. Irvin s ays he was in Tampa, for the Super Bowl, and then went to LosAngeles Police confirm they've been talking to his attor neys. Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse says poli ce h a v e n o reason to doubt Irvin. Latex Flat White Paint ............. $5.99 gal. Oil Outside White Paint ......... .$14.90 gal Roller Pan Set ........................ $3.49 ea. 3" .Brus h e s ................................. 99 ea. LIMIT 2 WITH THIS AD ONLY!! Former cowbovs Receiver Glenn Arrested TERRY GLENN IRVING, TX --Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Terry Glenn was arrested on public intoxication and marijuana possession charges after appearing disoriented at a hotel, police said Thursday The Jan. 25 arrest came after a call of a suspicious person who was wandering the hallways che c king door handles, said Irving police Officer David Tull. After determining Glen n was "intoxicated or disori ented," officers arrested him on a public intoxication charge, Tull said. A quent search turned up a small amount of marijuana, l eading to a m is d emeanor charge of possessing less than 2 o unc e s of the drug. Tull said Glenn was released on bond the morn. ing after the arre st. Glenn also had outstand i ng traffic warrants in the D all as-Fort Worth suburb of Roa noke Kearse Pleads lliiiV Te Recllless Driving JEVON KEARSE Tennessee Titans defensiv e end Jevon Kearse has pl eade d guilty to a r e duc e d charge o f reckl ess drivin g Kearse, w h o had b e e n charg e d with drunke n dri ving, was giv e n s ix months probation Thursday in General Sessions Court, fine d $350 and will have restricte d driving privil e ge s for a year Kearse was arrested by Vanderbilt Uni v ersity police near the campus June 22 shortly b efore 5 a .m. Offic e r s s a i d his sport utility ve hicl e was we aving across the street, and h e r efuse d to take a breath tes t Alex Rodriguez Tested Positive For Steroids In 2003 In 2003, when he won the American League home run title and the AL Most Valuable Player award as a shortstop for the Texas Rangers, A lex Rodriguez tested positive for two anabolic steroids, four sources have independently told Sports Illustrated. Rodriguez's name appears on a list of 104 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball's '03 survey testing, SI's source' s say. As part of a joint agreement with the MLB Players Association, the testing was conducted to determine if it was necessary to impose mandatory random drug testing across the major leagues in 2004. When approached by an SI reporter on Thursday at a gym in Miami, ALEX RODRIGUEZ declined to discuss his. 2003 test results. "You'll have to talk to the union," said Rodriguez, the Yankees' third baseman since his trade to New York in February 2 .004. When asked if there was_ an for his positive test, he said, "I'm not saying anything." Judge Mav Toss Some Evidence In Bond s Case SAN FRANCISCO --A federal judge says she might toss some of the strongest evidence against Barry Bon ds, a blow to prosecutors trying to prove the homerun king lied when he denied kno w ingly using perform a n ce -enhancing drugs. U S District Jud g e Susan Illsto n said her "preliminary thoughts" were to exclud e from trial three 2000-2001 positive drug tes t s that prosecutors say b e long to Bonds unl ess there is a direct link that the urine samples came from the foriner San Franci sco Giants slugge r. "If there s no t estimony to establi s h that, I d on t think any o f the m w ork lllston said. The only person w ho can do t h a t seems to b e Bonds' personal trainer, Greg Anderson, who spent m ore than a y ear b ehind bars for r efusing to speak BARRY BONDS to a federa l grand jury investi g a ting :Bonds. And Anderson's attorney, Mark Geragos, has sai d his client will not testify agains t Bonds at the trial, sch e duled to start March 2 Without someon e t o authe n t i cate that the tes t results were from Bonds' urine, Illston said c laims that t h e tests w ere 'Bonds' w e r e "classic h earsay." V o i ce .ofOur Comnwnity . Speaking for l tsel.f' ( 813) 248 -1921

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Sports Howard Signs 3-Year, S54MDeal Star first baseman Ryan Howard has agreed to a three-year, $54 million contr'act extension with the Phillies, avoiding salary atbitration for the next three seasons, the team armounced Sunday. Howardhad submitted a figm:e of $18 million while the Phillies submitted $14 rrilllion. The deal is a boon to the team that needed to avoi d conflict with its premier player Howard will receive $15 millio n in 2009 $19 Milli on in 2010 and $20 mi lli on in 2011 as stipulated in the contract. His salary will increase by $1 mi lli o n in 2010 and 2011 for each MVP award (and $500,000 for second-place fin ishes). H e is to receive $1 mill ion each time he is trad_ ed after N0v. 1, 20)_0. Howard, the 2006 National League J\!Iost Valuable Player, led the majors with 48 homers and 146 RBis last seaso n while h e lpii1g the Phillies win their first World Series title since 1980. He batted just .251, struck qut.199 times arid made 19 errors at first base, but also was runnerup to Albert Pujols for MVP. Brand Out For Season With Shoulder lniurv ELTON BRAND PHILADELPHIA E:lton Brand has four more years to prove to Philadelphia h e was no $80 million bust. 'lear 1 was a disaste r. Brand's comeback from a separated r ,ight s houlder i s 0\7er aod A llStar power forward "{il l have : seaso nending surgery on Mdnday. All the Sixers got in the first year of a fiveye :n -< ..... 0 1\) 0 0 (0 "T1 r-0 :D -0 l> CJJ m z ::::! z m r:m c r r m -i :z. -a c m r-(i) :I: m 0 m < m :n < -i c m CJJ 0 l> z 0 "T1 :n 0 ;g G) m .... U'l

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0) Funerai(Memoriams National ,... > a: <( a: co w LL <( c (J) w .... MRS. CHRISTINE THOMPSON Mrs. Christine Thompson of 14750 Del Valle Road, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2009. A memorial services will be held Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at 11 a. m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Mrs. Thompson was a native of Dade City, Florida, and a resident of Tampa for 30 years. She was educated in Moore's ;:;: Academy in Dade City, Harlem C School of Nursing and graduala: ed a Registered Nurse in LL March 1967. Mrs. Thompson furthered her education at the C Jersey City State College and graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor's degree. She retired ;:;: as a Registered Nurse from the C James A. Haley Veteran's (J) Hospital. W She was preceded in death by: her parents, James and t-Evelyn husbands, > Harvey Lee Hawkins and Leroy a: Searight; a loving grandmothW er, Irene Smith; and aunt, > Nannie M. Johnson. W She leaves to cherish her C memory: her son, Harry W Hawkins, Jr. of Somerset, NJ; ::t: daughter, Tracey Shelby (Larry) of Tampa; grandchilCO dren, Maurice A. Searight, Christopher B. Lemon, Latifia a.. C. Hawkins and Tocarra R. Z Dennard; great grandchild, 'Ne'vaeh S. Lemons; brothers, i= .William 0. Thompson W (Yvonne), James L. Thompson :J (Judy), Eddie.J. Thompson (Dorothy) and Michael CO Thompson; sisters, Shirley Williams, Ernestine w Thompson, Diann Thompson, z Mary Stevens, Wanda Chilton j:: and Jeanette Thompson; and a z host of nieces, nephews, W cousins and friends. (J) THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC <( VIEWING. C In lieu of flowers donations a: may be made in her honor to 0 the Sickle Cell Association of ...J Hillsborough County, P. 0. Box LL 310364, Tampa, 3368o, (813) 247-5999 Arrangements entrusted to RAY WlLLIAMS.FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. 2708 E .OR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD. TAMPA, FL 33610 Ph. (8131 232-8725 Fax (81:1) 231-0521 Harmon Funeral Horne .John W. Hannon. L.F.D. .James Harmon. L. F. D. 5002 N. 40th St. 626-8600 has provided the highest standard in funeral services for over 70 years. Ray Williams Funeral Home Rhodes & Northern, OWnerw 301 N. Howard Avenue Tampa, Fl33606 Ph: (813) 253-3419 Fsx: (813) 251 Emo/1: roywmsCij.nel BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM SYLVIA RAINEY 2/11/42-4/5/05 It's lonesome here without you. We miss you so each day, our lives aren't the same since you went away. When days are sad and lonely, and everything goes wrong, we seem to hear you whisper, "Cheer up and carry on." Each time we see your picture, you seem to smile and say, "Don't cry, I'm in God's keeping, we'll meet again someday." Your children, Rodney, James, Deneen and Trena. IN MEMORIAM HENRY L. BELL, SR. 9/2/39 -2/11/05 Yes We Can Yes we can let our voices rise above the rafters to heaven. Yes you can hear our thoughts and see our deeds. Yes we can hnagine that you will be coming through that door right on time. Yes_you can fool. us by carrying that deep voice to our ears every now and then. Yes we can continue to make you proud. We always did enjoy your gap-toothed .smile. Yes you can wrap your cold .arms around us to keep us from harm. And no, we may not get there together, but that won't stop us from being a family that can, accomplish the impossible, imagine the unthinkable, and persevere through it all. This I swear. Yes we can continue to miss you qfter four years. Love, granddaughter, Brianna De Souza and Bell family. President Obama Plans Florida Visit Tuesdav PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA FT. MYERS__:__ President. Obama will make a visit to Florida as he takes his first trip outside of Washington since being sworn in last month. Mr. Obama will travel to Ft. Myers to pitch his economic stimulus package on Tuesday. He plans to hold a town hall meeting on the economy. Tuesday's eyent will follow a similar one the President will take part in Monday night in Indiana, and a prime time : television address, also uled for Monday night. Both town hall meetings are in areas hit by high unem ployment. Cop Quits After Investigation Shows KKK MembershiP FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. -A Fruitland Park police officer resigned after an investigation revealed that he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Jaines Elkins quit his job when tlie Fruitland Park Police Department opened an investigation. Someone sent photographs of Elkins dressed as a KKK member and KKK certificates to the Lake Courity Sheriffs Office. The agency decided to let the police chief of Fruitland Park handle the situation, but by that time Elkins had already quit. James Elkins was off JAMES ELKINS and on with the police department for nearly five years. In the pictures, Elkins was dressed in green and white with an old KKK uniform and a hand on his gun. "Yes I am an ex-Klansman and I'm done," Elkins said. Texan Who Died In Prison Cleared Of Rape Conviction A Texas district court judge Friday reversed the conviction of a man who died in prison nearly a decade ago, almost two decades into a prison sen tence fo.r a rape he swore he did not commit. Timothy Cole died in prison while serving a sentence for a rape DNA tests show he did not commit. TimothytCole was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 1985 Death Notices 1 ----------------------------_j Timothy, Cole was sentenced for 1985 Lubbock rape. His mother, Ruby Session said, he just wanted to be exonerated. rape of 20-year-old Michele Mallin. He maintained his innocence. but it was not con firmed by DNA until years after his 1999 death, when another inmate confessed t0 the rape. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME Mr. HorslyShorter, Tampa. Mr. Dale Matthews, Tampa. Mrs. Barbara Black, Tampa. HARMON FUNERAL HOME Pastor Otha Lee Jones, Pastor Emeritus, St. Mark, Lee M. B. Church. RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME Mrs. LucilleAustin, Tampa. Mr. Willie L. Mann, Mr. Rowland Smith, Wimauma. Mr. Fernando Suarez, Tampa. Mrs. Christine Thompson, 14750 Del Valle Road. WILSON FUNERAL HOME Mr. Theron Hanner Ms. Lizzie Mac Judge, Tampa. Ms. Cynthia Ann Law, Tampa. Ms. Frances Lundy, Tampa. Ms. Alice White, Tampa. Ms. Mary Bostick Wright, Tampa. FAMILY NOTIFICATION Mitchell J. Kitchen, Lutz. Cole's family also addressed Johnson. "He'll never have the chance to have children," Cole's mother, Ruby Session, said. "I want you to know he was a fine young man."

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Crime News Man Arrested After Anackinu Store Clerk GRIER MATHEWS On Saturday, Tam a Police charged a man with armed robber with a deadly weapon after he attacked a store clerk. Police said Grier Mathews, 36, walked into the Y asmin Food Store at 2409 East Lake Avenue at 2:20p.m. Mathews reportedly approached the counter and as soon as the clerk opened the cash register, Mathews allegedly struck the clerk in the head with a piece of concrete. He then jumped over the counter, knocked the clerk to the floor and reportedly continued beating the clerk with the concrete. Mathews took cash from the register and fled on foot. As police approached the scene, a foot pursuit began and Mathews was arrested. .Arrest reports indicate Mathews was released form prison February 2 0 2008 after a 1993 arrest for robbery Police Search.For suspected Bank Robber This is a surveillance photo of a suspected bank robber. CLEARWATER-Clearwater Police are asking the public's help in identifying a man they said r'?bbed a bank January 30th. : Police report the suspect entered BB&T Bank after 5 p.m. and handed a teller a note, demanding money and implying he had a gun. The teller complied wilh the demands of the note and the suspect fled from the bank. The suspect is described as a Black male, 5'9" tall and appearing to be 30 years old. Home Invasion suspect Killed Bv Southwest Atlanta Mother ATLANTA-Atlanta police said a home invasion suspect was killed early Saturday morning. Authorities said the resident, whose 11-year-old child was asleep inside the apartment at the time of the attack, stabbed the suspect after he burst into the family's home shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday in an apparent attempted home invasion. Authorities said that when the man made a few sudden movements toward the woman, she stabbed the suspect in the chest. Man Shot During Home Invasion Early Monday morning, a man was shot after three men broke into his home, fired a shot, and then fled, according .. to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the victim has not been identified, and was shot in the No description has been released on the three suspects at this tirrie. Third Man Murder In Sligh And 56th Street Area The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office reports that a 37-year-old man was shot to death after arguing with another man at an apartment complex Saturday. Deputies reported that Kendrick Matthews had driven to the Rivertree Landing Apar;tments on Sligh Avenue and 56th early Saturday mornmg. Deputies said Matthews was confronted by another man as he sat in his vehicle. The two men exchanged words and Matthews reportedly got out of his vehicle. Witnesses in the area reported hearing shots and a man running away from the scene an.d jumping over a fence out of the complex. Matthews was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooter was a Black male. Family -members of Matthews did not want to make any sfatements at this time. Since late last year, this is the third homicide committed at or near this apartment complex. Officers sue Quanell .1, Marvin Driver MARVIN DRIVER And QUANELL X HOUSTON --Three Houston police officers filed a lawsuit against the father of an NFL player and a community activist, accusing them of defamation. Marvin Driver, the father of Green Bay Packer Donald Driver, said the officers beat him and forced cocaine down his throat after a traffic arrest in November. He later held a news conference about the alleged incident with Quanell X, who was also named in the suit. The officers said in the lawsuit that both men knowingly made false statements alleging the officers abused Driver. Woman Charged With Using Fake Checks Twice On Friday, Plant City Police report.that a woman tried to buy merchandise at a Store using fake checks. Police said Nayshamish Hampton, 29, gave officers a false identification card when she was arrested. Police also found two counterfeit $50 bills i'n her purse. According to reports, Hampton first went to .. make a $1,200 .purchase at one counter, but when the check came back to a false account, she went to customer service and. tired again with another counterfeit check. NAYSHAMISH HAMPTON Hampton now faces several charges, including grand theft, utterinu forged check and using false identification. Warrant Issued For Woman Practicing Medicine Without A license A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Sharhonda Lindsay for practicing medicine without a license (2 counts). The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office reports that on January 29th, Sharhonqa Lindsay, 32, met Andrea Lee, 30, and Zakiya Teagle, 33, at one of their homes. Both women reportedly agreed to pay . Lindsay to ir\iect them with hydrogel (a silicone substance) and saline solution in the buttocks area for cos metic enhancements. Detectives said Lee paid $500 for 40 injections and Teagle paid $250 for 20 injections. After Lindsay left the house, the victims began to experience pain and discom fort. Both were taken to a SHARHONDA LINDSAY being sought for practicing medicine without a license. local hospital for internal injuries. Ariyone with in:fo.rmation on Lindsay's whereabouts or has information on her activities is asked to contact the Sheriffs Office at (813) 247-8200. c m CJ) c "T1 m m :::c c )> :::c -< ..... 9 1\) 0 0 CD "T1 r 0 c )> CJ) m z -4 z m r;-m c r r z "'0 c m r c;; % m 0 m < m -4 c m f/) 0 )> z ------------------------------------10. "TT Police Charge Mother With Starving 1-Month-Oid Babv :::c a MILWAUKEE --A Milwaukee woman has been charged with starving her 1-month-old baby to death, police said. Milwaukee Mother Charged With Starving Her 1-Month-Old Child To Death Vera Morehouse, 21, has five children. Police said the youngest died of starvation while strapped in a car seat in his mother's bedroom. Morehouse has been charged with child neglect resulting in death, police said. When the child, Lamour, stopped breathing last summer, doctors at the VERA MOREHOUSE hospital said the boy appeared to be the victim of dehydration and malnu-trition. An autopsy later C) confirmed the cause of death to be starvation. ""'

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INVITATION TO BID Competitive sealed bids will be received by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Brooksville, Florida, and publicly opened at the specified time for: :RFB 0911 -PEACE CREEK DRAINAGE CANAL MAINTE ;NA NCE lllc (Mann Family Ranch SITE) PROJECT OPENSMarch 11, 2009 @ 2:30 P.M. MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE ; FEBRUARY 25, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m. (SHARP) at Southwest Florida Water Management District ; Bartow Service Off ice, GOVERNING BOARD ROOM, LOCATED at 170 Century Boulevard, Bartow, Fl 33830. Bidders arriving late or failing to have representation may not submit a bid. Bid Documents, Specifications, and Drawings may be obtained from the D istr i ct's Internet website at flttp://www. watermatters. org/procure m en t pr from the Purchasing Office, Southwest Florida W ater Management District, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville FL 34604-6899, or by calling ?52-796-7211, extension 4133, or 1-800 423 1476 (Florida only) TDD ONLY 1-800-231-6103 pn Florida). The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids/proposals received with or without cause. !lnalcolm K. Wilson, CPPO,MPA Purchasing Manager Avon Representatives Needed All Areas! Call 813-832-4282 Or E-mail AVONLADYGEORGIA@YAHOO.COM Immediate Openings For Cle a ning And Floor Technicians In Downtown Buildings Must H ave Clean Criminal Background Call (813) 781-4851 Between 6 A.M. & 8 A.M. ONLY!! You Will Received An Immediate Response Only If You Call Between The Stated Hours HILLSBOROUGH Community College H!i CAMPUS PRESIDENT, SOUTHSHORE CAMPUS Hillsborough Community College invites applications for the position of Campus President, SouthShore Campus. HCC is a comprehensive, SACS accredited community college located in Tampa, FL which was founded in 1968 and serves approximately 43,000 students per year on five campuses. HCC's first green campus, SouthShore, opened in the summer of 2008 in Ruskin FL to provide the diverse community of southern Hillsborough County with A .A. and A.S. degrees, including nursing, workforce development, and continuing: education programs. Among SouthShore's many innovative features is a university center where students can complete a four year degree. HCC seeks an innovative academic and administrative community college leader who possesses the v ision, creativity and ability to effectively direct the day-to-day operations of a campus and assume a district wide leadership role in the larger multi-campus instit ution Qualified candidates for the position of Campus President must have an earned doctorate and a record of s i gnificant experience in strategic planning, budget management, workforce development educational and institutional technology, faculty development, curriculum and program development, and facilities and campus and management. 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