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Celebrating 64 Years In The Tampa Bay Area -II base SEE STORY ON PAGE 18 BLACK HISTORY MONTH KICKED OFF The City of Tampa Black History Committee kicked off the month of celebrations with a program on Friday, February 6, 2009. The event was in City Council Chambers and featured the Honorable Doretha Edgecomb, School Board Member, as the featured speaker. The theme was "It Takes A Village To Teach Our Youth Among those in attendance were: left to right, Rev. Thomas Scott, Chairman Tampa City Council; Bonnie Wise, City of Tampa Director of Revenue and Finances; School Board Member Doretha Edgecomb; Bettye Greene Johnson, President. City of Tampa Black History Committee; Shirley Foxx-Knowles, City Clerk; and Harold B. Scott, Jr., recently retired, committee member. Phot raph b Brunson --...... wrongluiDII Lawsun Settled S E E PAGE 3 Guest Musician Oilers Career Dps SEE PAGE 2 Maunie .Groups Plan. Convenaan SE E PAG E 3 Talk Radio. Shaw Cancelled 5 ... S E E PAGE 3


c:n Features ,..: .,... > a: < ::;) E. Tampa Survev Is Eve Opener For PartnershiP a: m w I.&. BY LEON B. CREWS. Sentinel Staff Writer >=-9 months ago, Dr. en : M axine Woodsi.d.e, Health, E d ucation, and t-S o cial S erVi c es Chairperson for '3 he East Tampa C6minunity Revi talization Partnership, began -a Needs in the 3608 /36os and 33610 zip c a: I.&. c z < Q en w ::;) ... w > w Q w :I: en :J m ::;) n. z i= w ..J ..J ::;) m ...:. W z i= z w C/) < Q a: 0 ..J I.&. oodi.a r eas:-:_. : : was D r Richard the Flori-clal_Me_J;ltfll Health ll.lstitute and. volun;, teers from Ea8t Tampa and the university of South FI9rida. ... : : .: .. Dr. Woodside said the the residents talked about health. care ser vices. '!Each resident'waspven information on tlre organiza tions that provide se' rvices in their commun.ity._. Many_ know' i)fa'c e&.like DACCO and their area cbUlthes and that they were available. ."That really .struck me hard, because I feel residents should know what services the churches are providing." "By June, to have a solid plan to present to the community. "We'll also look to shore up pieces of the phm as to how :we go about meeting the needs of the community._. We're working on a resource to pass out to. -dents. Dr. Briscoe did an assessment of what services Dr. Briscoe said a lot of time is spent talking about what the needs are, but : what's needed now is to develop in writing what those needs are. :"we must h;lVe a plan to m ake. sure al the bas.es are covered. A ph\n is something that can be. revised through the _proces.s, 'but you must. :. churches offer and want have .one before you start directing people to specific DR. MAXINE WOODSIDE oR. BRISCOE -_;{;2to make that available to the' .. ,. ,._ .; .. community.-" '" .: agencies., t:. : c plan' and start'> all, the Needs Assessment' with some ,Of,the:. :; a ues I M U SI-CI-an T:a lks ... revealed that people aren't ser.vice providers' abou' t ." : getting information on the.. resources in the community. Start 1 -10 Ca. reers availability of services and a -.!'We must. align our budget better job has to be done in: with the' needs com-people what ser-, mu'itity. Three is no money vice are available to them: in ETCRP bU,dget for .. "The age group_ impacted social the most by the lack of is a need to form part-knowledge were in the 20 to nershipsto get those funds so year They from other sources such as knew nothmg about employTh Ch"ld ; B .. d d < e 1 ren s oar an ment serVIces and trammg .. FMHI, ."... programs they could get 'through th e CDC and other: Dr. Woodstde satd other places: They knew about the : : alternative fu.nding. sources WorkForce Alliance;' but are also being sought'so they : ... will hive solutions'' fo r the' Dr. Woodside said now people who raised their cont :hey will be working on a cems. URBAN D. On Wednesday, February 18th, Wide a-Woke. Wednesday will feature Tommy Kyllonen, as its guest speaker The event will take place at the Alumni Ceriter, Traditions Hall, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, on the campus of the University of South Florida. It will begin at T30p. m: In 1996, Kyllonen, AKA Urban D. (Disciple), and his wife founded a youth ministry with four teenagers at Crossover Community Church. It was a first-of-its kind Hip-Hop Youth Ministry. In just six years, the tion had more than 200. mem bers. In January 2002, Urban D. became the lead pastor at the church and incorporated music, dance, visual arts, media, and relevant messages the worship services and campuses "without compro..: > mising the truth of God's \VOJ;d," he stated on his web page. .. ... He has also pioneered an annual Hip Hop urban ministries conference called MOTOWNMAURICE .. Show producer Fla.vor Fest. The event has attracted thousands of pastors, youth pastors, lay lead ers, and artists to the musical festival and conference. Additionally, Urban D. has recorded and released six fulllength hip-hop albums with the past 4 having national dis tribution ''I'll not only be talking about promotion, publishing, and music licensing, but I'll be touching on the purpose, impact, and responsibility artists have," Urban D. Other topics open for dis cussion are: starting a musical career; publishing; being sue:. cessful without signing a contract; finding the right producer; finding the right label; avoiding scams and getting ripped off; and using tlie digi < tal revolution to your' ad vall.! tage. '' ... ... Motown Maurice an:d' coin'b!ri'atlori sporisor tn'is" event. Known as Wide aWoke Wednesdays, the event is' part of a' series 'of events that allows and encourages the audience to take part. The events are held once a month. "The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself" 'If' l 0 R 1 1J A 1f SentlneiBuiietin I'OMEMOST Sf.MJ-II'IKl Y (813) 248-1921


Features Citv Settles wrongful Death Shooting lawsuit Nearly two years ago, the la.w firm of Cohen, Jayson and Foster P.A., held a press con ference announcing plans to file a federal lawsuit against the Tampa Police Department and tWo police officers. The lawsuit focused on the death of a Tampa man who was shot and killed by police on May 19, 2005 .' Attorney Barry Cohen filed the lawsuit on behalf of Mrs. Tracy Yazid, widow of. ti M Yazid -o" ott6o r 16 "': Dr. attended the press con erence usa b f c Ce With Mrs. Tracy Yaz1d m 2007. 2008, mem ers o 1ty ouncil approved a of for a traffic infraction; $150,000. The federal court is near the corn er of Riverhills expected to approve the settleDrive and N. 46th Street. ment this week. Within 30 minutes of the ini-Attorney Cohen said "The tial stop, Yazid died in the badge does not give an officer streets He had been hit by six the right to be belligerent and of eight bullets fired into his bilious. Most law enforcement body -:-officers are not like that. But Officer David Joyner and some, particularly in the Officer Jason Brocato African American community stopped Yazid have t .h. feeling tqey running a stop sign. The offiting away with this kind of cers reportedly stated that stuff. Yazid had been :'But: no matter how inuch allegedly revved up tr a ining they are given it i s not the engine of the vehicle and going to change their true feelattempted to run over one of ings. ... If they give respect, the officers. He is also alleged they will get respect." to have given the m a false Attorney Cohen said the Dl!me. family should receive the At the time of the press remoney from the lawsuit in the lease held in 2007, Mrs. near future. Yazid said, "We really want The Shooting some answers. If he was told to Shortly before 8:30 p .m get out of the car he would Tampa Police stopped Musa have. He was a quiet person, Akil Masomakali Yazid, not disrespectful. He was on (formerly Gregory Tyrone his way to finally having some Sanderson), on May 19, peace. He had turned his life around." Through her attorney's office, Ms. Yazid declined to com ment on the lawsuit City Editor Iris B. Holton can be contacted at (813) 248-1921 or by e-mail 'Straight Talk' Radio Show Cancelled For the second time in less than 3 months, WTMP 1150AM radio station has can celled the Saturday morning "Straight Talk" radio show hosted by Connie Burton. In November 2008, Burton was told by station manager Jim Kozlowski that they were going iii a different direc tion with their format and her show was bt;:ing cancelled However, after meeting with Burton later, a compromise was agreed on and the show was kept on the Burton said she received a telephone call noon Friday from Kozlowski saying her show had been cancelled im mediately "I asked him what hap pened between last Saturday and today. He just said as we had discussed before, they were going into a more music forinat. I asked how the deci sion was made and told him I'd continue to do v.-hat I needed to do. n Burton said there are so many issues in the community that need to be talked about, but once again our voices are being silenced "It's not fair that other races can have their day, and African Americans can't have political discussions. I think it's an insult that a decision like this was made that Black people need to listen to music, instead of talking about what's going on in their lives Burton said listeners don't have to agree with her, but she should still have a right to be heard. "I listen to Rush Lim-baugh's show on occasion, but I don't agree with him. He talks about vital issues on his show that needs to be ad dressed." Burton said she thinks the new management at the sta tion is out of touch with the community and doesn't care what problems or concerns we have. "I think it was very unpro fessional that I was told my show had been cancelled over the phone, instead of in per son. I was not called into the station to talk about their de cision. I was never given an opportunity to defend my show". "Straight Talk was on the air because of my love for the community. I'ri1 going to make sure every group that repre sents the interestsof Black people has me in the audience. I won't be silenced." Kozlowski could not be reached for comment. Repo,rter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or e-mailed at lcrews.@/lsentinel.com. .;-....... ,_ c m en c Masonic Organizations. "TI' m IIJ ]J c )> Preparing For Convention The Florida Central Session of International Free & Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of Eastern Star are preparing to host .. their quar terly meeting this weekend. The meeting will be held in Kissimmee at the Ramada I_nn where the national convention (Grand Lodge Convention) will be held April16-19, 2009. Ms. Selphenia Hudson, President of the Florida Central Session of International Free & Accepted Modern Masons, Inc., and Order of the Eastern Star, Mary McLeod Bethune Grand Chapter #2, says the quarterly meeting this weekerid is to lay out final plans for the Grand Lodge. All last minute details will be finalized. Ms. Hudson extends a per sonal invitation to all Masons and Eastern Stars in this area along with their families and friends to attend some of the .. President, Florida Central s 'ession : .. events. "We've been encoura 'ging early registration because the volume of past attendance," she said. For additional information re garding the Grand Lodge or the quarterly meeting, contact Ms. Hudson at (813) 244-5510 ]J -< ...... :.."""' N c c (Q the Grand Matron, ;nrIst:nel "TI Hayes at (727) 867-12i8. 5 Women 01 Zion lnternationalc:.: c )> Conference, Banquet And Pageant en m z The Women of Zion Interna tional, Inc. is preparing for its 10th Annual Mighty Women of God Conference and 14th An nual Testimonial Banquet an .c;l Pageant. The event will be held April 23-25, 2009 at the Clar ion Hotel. This year's theme is "Let My Spirit Lead You,"Isa-iah 30:21. ,_ ... .. :::! There are vendor, exhibit and Z sponsorship opportunities available For more informa-m tion; call (813) 237-1350 em ail wozint@netzero com. r-Rev.,Pauline L Cole is z t .. .. c: IIJ r-(i) :a: m c m < m ]J -< -t c: m en c ?< )> z c -6 ?< Referral Service, (813) 495-3702


0') g Editorials & Columns N ,..... ,.. > a: c:t a: m w LL ).:' ex: c CJ) w t-g a: LL c z < Q CJ) w t-f;t w > w c w ::t: CJ) :; m Q, z t= w .... .... m ...J w z i= z w CJ) < c a: 0 .... LL FLORIDA SENTINE:L BULLETIN (USPS 202) 2207 21st Avenue Tampa Florida 33605 (813) 248 Published Every Tuesday and Friday By FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co., Member of National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Amalgamated Publishers, Inc., New 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 19'01-19n (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 Months Both Editions: $87.00..Per Year Both Editions. Opinions expressed on editorial pages of this newspaper by Columnists or Guest Writers, do not necessan"IS' reflect the editorial stance of The Florida Sentinel Bulletin or the Publisher A Tale 01 Two High Schools ''The school's culture is a force that unifies the student body." That's how the article began. It went on to say "the students at Riverview High School know how to turn a blood drive into a party." Then it added, "They also throw a mean Halloween bash for 4,000 kids each fall and blow away the competition with their theater productions." Indeed, "the 'View,"' as Riverview Principal Bob Hellmann calls his beloved, "A"-grade Hillsborough County high school, "also has an intangible characteristic. Students move among groups on campus with ease, a meshing of mostly middle class teens without the cliques that often divide high school students." Now, listen to an article written about Middleton High School, one of the so-called "View's" academic counterparts. A reporter writes, "At the start of the school year, Middleton High School alumni were jolted by the news that their school's performance was under the watchful eye of the state." Moreover, ''the State has graded Middleton with a 'D' each year, for the past five years and now is demanding improvement." Concludes the article, "Failure tc; boost test scores could result in the school's closure." So, let's compare the two schools. Opened in 1998, Riverview High School is older than state-of-the-art Middleton High School, opened in 2002. But statistics tell the tale. Out of a population of 2,154, 52.20% of Riverview's students are white; 21.36% are Latino and 16.39% are Black, with 33.94% economically disadvantaged and 12.40% with learning disabilities. Compare that to Middleton, whose population of 1,360 students is 12.43% white, 12.35% Latino and 70.29% Black with 73.46% economically disadvantaged and 21.69% with_learning disabilities. You do the math! Is this "separate, but unequal," all over again? You tell us! .. :::. -Stimulus.Package For Hope And Change Now that Bai:.ck Obama is poised to sign a to 3 million .. Americans back to work; tp help cash-strapped states meet their budget defiCits while helping low and middie income taxpayers to meet their health care and education needs, Republican Congressmen have gotten a hump in their backs, lambastirig Obama'sinitiative with nasty media .. ', .. -, Never mind that a Repu_blican dominated Congress just ended eight years ofgtanting enornious stimulus tax cuts to wealthy Pay no attention to the fact that a .Republican led simg its final swan song by hurriedly pushing through a ."no questions asked" Stimulus Package that benefited oD)y the finance industry and its multi-million dolla,r salaried executiyes. And for goodness say nothing about how Republicans seemingly want-00. jhe world to fo:rget the continued severe budget cuts that 1eft states grasping to meet their citizen's health-care and education demandS: : >;,: : :! ": 'iJbwever,.the ones who were once in power are angry because the neW administration and Congressional Democrats have refused to agree to more of the same tactics that put us into our current Instead, the new administration and friends intend to stimulate jobs and create hope for millions of Americans. Did we miss some-thing? Failing to admit that the current Stimulus Package is a W compromise initiative between Senate Republicans and 0 Democrats, Conservative Republican crickets are singing the same old "chirp," "Tax-break! Tax-break!"O President's oav In the past; President's Day was generally just a day off for federal employees. It's ironic though, that although it's supposed to the day that we honor past 'presidents, President Bara.ck Obama spent the day tackling the problems of the country: On President's Day, the banks are closed, the mail is not delivered, and the children are out of school. But, few know how the day came about. It actually started with the celebration of the country's first president, George Washington, who was on February 22, 1732. The' first celebration came about on his 10oth birthday. The next time the idea was conceived to celebrate a dent's birthday came about a : year after the assassination of President ,. Abraham Lincoln, who was born on February 12, 1809. His birthday was first celebrated in 1865. Although both' days were recognized as holidays, there was no designated day of the week set aside to celebrate the holiday. In 1968, Congress passed legislation to regqlate all fe. deral holidays, including .the birthday of President George Washington. The legislation required that all federal holidays be celebrated on a Monday. The legislation created a three-day weekend for all federal employees. Three years after the legislation was passed,; former. President Richard Nixon decided to combine the recog nition of. Presidents Washington and Lincoln and make President's Day the third Monday in February, regardless of the date of the. month. ... ;, President Nixon's actions also designated the day as the celebration of all United States presidents, both livinf and dead, regardless of when their actual birthdays came .. about. Only. four presidents, Washington, Lincoln, :Ronald Reagan and William Henry Harrison, were born in February. The month of November is the month .with the most presidential births, which are John Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester A. -Arthur, Theodore Roo. seve It, Dwight David Eisenhower and Jimmy .Carter.: _: And even though the day is a paid holiday for federal :employees, President Obama spent his day dealing ;_with the Stimulus ';\ Atricans And Atrican americans: 1he Tie That Binds' .. '', ,._. in college, !'met the first Africans and Caribbean Blacks I had ever seen ; And I must admit I. was filled with mixed emotions ... pride, envy, curiosity and a slight bit of resentment You see, that was around thetime I had read a newspaper article in the Baltimore Courier about how Black men dressed in African attire and speaking an African language had been served food in a white Southern restau,rant, while I was still marching in picket lines in Baltimore for the right to eat in a white restaurant in the shoppinf center near our college cam. pus. Africans, Canadian and Caribbean Blacks had always held a mystique for me. Iri fact,-meeting and getting to know them held some of the same feelings of "distance" and "distrust" that I experi-; ,, enced regarding whites dur-ing the early days of desegre gation. Imagine how surprised I was to discover that many Africans in America durinf the 196o's,;had been treated poorly by both Blacks as well as whites. Today, however, I believe people of color of African descent still experi ence a level of "distance" and "distrust" that must be over. come. Whether you are Haitian, Jamaican, Cuban, Puerto Rican,: Bra.ziliari, Virgin Islander or from some other nation or culture, if your skin is black,.'.in the words of Jamaican singer Peter Tosh, "yoti;re an African." .And unless you were born and raised in Africa, w.e are all practically of slave descent, Only those Blacks who can trace their ancestry to free Blacks who arrived in America as free men and can claim ancestry. Whenever I hear or read Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen's "Heritage," (also known as "What is Africa to Me?"), I am deeply reminded that Africai s -;. everything to as is also America. .. Iadi ed that even though we may : have been raised ina different :.culture, Africa is what binds us all together. Many native-born Black still feel jealousy that Mricans and Caribbean Blacks appear to have been accepted by America's white majority more readily than native African Americans. Secondly, some Blac. k Americans 'believe that Africa tis and Carib bean Blacks take jobs that should On Page 5 Therefore, we remind our readers not to listen to the "hype." After all, tax breaks to the rich have already led to massive unemployment, mortgage foreclosures, state, county and city employee layoffs, and loss of services. Republican sour grapes will not sweeten our economy, not this time!


Valentine's Behind Bars ''THIS IS GOING all convicts presently incarOUT TO MY cerated are or have been at BOO! "Wishing one time, American citizens. the King of my In brutal terms, that equals heart was here!" "YOU KNOW out to 2.2 million American our love will last!" "I NEED men and women, currently YOU HOME, BABY!" "l Wish wasting away behind barriers My Toot-toot a Happy of brick, concrete, unbreak-Valentine's Day!" "DADDY able glass and steel. And the WE NEED YOU!" "With All majority of those men and My Love was the name of women are Black! this year's Florida Sentinel As a child,I hadn't thought Bulletin Valentine's Day ediabout it much, but then as a tion. And the dedications man, when I heard Shirley poured in! Alston moan "Life can never They reminded me of a be ... exactly like we want it to song that was recorded, years be. I But I can be ago. "Each night before I go to satisfied ... just knowing you bed, myoaby/ Whisper a littld love me. / But there's one prayerfor me, my baby. I And thing I want you to do tell all the stars above I 'This .especiall y for me. I And it'r is dedicated to the one I something that everybody love!"' Had you ever heard it? needs, and then she sang the Do you know what I mean? beginning of that verse again, The song was first recorde d "Eac h night befor e you go to by the Five Royals in 195S. bed, my baby./ Whisper a lit B ut in 1961, the Shirelles tle prayer for me, my baby .. ," broke the record ceiling when at last I began to get it! le ad sin ge r Shirley .Owens At la st, I knew who Shirley Alston sang "While I am far Alston had been talking away from you, my baby./ I about and to whom she and know it's. hard for you, my the_Shirelles had dedicated baby, I Because it's hard for their song! They de'dic at ed it. me, my baby I And the dark-to Boo, Fly and a million est hour is just before dawn : other names that represented that the Biple says? men a.'nd woinen who must "When I was a child, I spoke, spend portions of their lives understood and thought as a locked away from the ones child, but when I became a they love and from the ones man, I put away childish things?" Th e first time I he ard 1?ve Shirley Alston's lones om e It wa s th e Blues played on a voice, I liked the music, but I contin uou s, non stop record. had no idea what it was about. But it was felt most grievously I didn't know that Shirley on Val.entine's D ay, when hearts breached bars that Alston's lyrics might have been relating to an all-tooflesh could not escape Americ an l egacy ... the legacy So, to all the Bro thers and of Black folks b ehind bars. S i sters who cont inu e to have a Did you know that America h eart, and who c ontinue to "Land of the Free a nd Home hav e people in th e ir lives who of the Brave" has more peolove them dearly, but for one ple behind bars than any reason or another cannot get other 'free nation in the home, "THIS IS DEDICATED worl d? Twenty-five percent of TO THE ONES WE LOVE!" .. ,.J Black American Insight from page 4 be reserved for native Black Americans. Still others are envious of the fact that many "foreign" Blacks come to the United States and begin successful businesses and careers, which enable them to live in better communities and to experience a better quality of life. Some complain that foreign Bla cks are. arro gant and act like they are bet ter than native Black Americans. Even Barack Obarna e xperienced some of the "he;s not really Bla ck" angst when h e announced his candidacy for Presidency : Today, I call for an e nd to the envy, distrust, jealousy and distance that divide all Black people. So, the next time you meet someone of African descent from Africa, the Caribbean, South America or anywhere in the African Diaspora, get to know them and embrace your common heritage. In truth non e of u s are far from the Motherland. It's in our veins! It is the tie that bind s u s all. Haramb ee. -4 c: m CJ) c ., m m :0 c: )> :0 -< Schools Can't Raise Your Children The public schoQl systems across this nation are getting a bad rap and most of it is undeserving. No, public schools aren't as effective as they should be and yes, too many teacliers aren't as effective as they should be. Much of the blame can be placed on parents. Public schools have become dumping grounds. Parents bring their children to school their first day, get them regis tered and you don't see them any more for the remainder of the year. They won't attend anything at the school, regardless of how important it is. They attend PTA meetings, parents-teacher conference nights; discipli nary conferences, social activities, schoolprograms or sporting events. These. parents fully expect the puplic school to raise their children while they go about the busi ness of trying to enjoy their own personal life. When theydo come to school or on .the, phone, ,. -. so many parents will tell you that they can't do anything with their children at home. If you can't do anything with your own child, how do you expect the schools to be able to do something with your child? The question for the parents is, 'are you trying?' Wherein .it public schools have to take a:Il children, private schools can be selective. The schools have_ to educate all children. Private schools don't have that obligation. You pay money for your child to attend private schools. There, your child will .act right, you will attend school functions or they will kick your little angel's butts out qfthe school. Public schools have to put up with you aitd your bundle of precious 'joy. I don't care how many F's they make, you still won't see .the parents or. guardians., Let the child go home and -say the teacher hit or cursed him or her. The parent is : at the school ready to kill somebody. 1 They also expect their)l: children to receive good grades It doesn't matter that he doesn't study at home. It does not matter that the child never'does homework. It doesn't inatter that the child never even brings his books home: Yet; the parents are shocked. when the child makes a bad grade. What parents need to learn is that raising your child and educating him or her is a team effort between the par ents, the students the teacher and the school. It is extremely hantfor the 'school to educate your child 'w1thout your sin: cere deqicated help. If parents will just attend the scho,ol, discipline the child, help the child, it would bt:friiuch, much easb ., er for the teacher. Parents; r get this tliro.ugh your heads: 0 'Our public aren'tjust dump Education. and a team effort: See to it thp.t your child a good educ a i Z TodaY., potentials .of m .. ari educate_ d r;-_ : r r m ::::! z c: m r -Cii X m c The Audacitv 01 Hope, Faith And Change: Reclaiming The American Dream! rn < m :0 < -t c: m (Part 3) America's clock has been ticking for a long time. Yes, President Barack Obama had a dream, but not before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King; Jr. had a dream. But, is the American Dream that which w e ascr ibe? The American Dream did not and has not involved children of former slaves, not even afte r federal l eg islation or its e nforcem e nt. Beyond the American Dream is life eternal and in this, w e are chan ged. Black people in this country and ALL over the world have waited a long time, most of us never believing that w e woul d ever live to s ee the day wh e n a B lack man would be e lected Preside n.t .of the United States of America. In this, we must have the entire truth. Pride is blindn ess to GOD and the r ea lity that w e need Him! Pride tells us w e c a n do thing s without GOD's h e lp or His interven ti on. This is dan ge rou s It is in thi s dange rous place that 'CJ) many of u s live today. Our to bring 0 co untry is morally deprived, change lives b ecause financially strapp e d and spir beyond .tbe, Nnerican Dream; """ itually and just lik e .our that OnEJ old times, e'verybody i s day their lives would o expecting a Black man to changed, either on clean it up. or on the other side of glory. : :0 It was NOT the American The American Dreiuri i5 Dream tha t sustained involves more than politic s; ?( American slaves. The Wall Street or a trillion-dollar Pre amb l e of the Declaration deficit, Pro-Choice and ,Qf Independence states, "We talnly not even s exual pre(er.l ho_ld these truths to be selfence. The American Dream eVIdent that all men are ere-held. no promise for our ated equa}, J4a! tl)ey,_ flr,e -: ancestors. : But the word of br th_eu GOD promi se d them in John ":'1th certam m ahenable 8:32 Ye shall know the TrUth nghts, that among these are lif e liberty and the purs uit of and truth shall make YO'L4 free. extremely impor-It was lit' this that .the _( tant! No one will ever be abld well as find GODs to stand in our faces, or our an d mercy tq claim our inherchildren's faces for genera-itance thrbugh hope, _faith tions to come and convince us and ch.ange Free to accept that our ancestors did not J es us Christ as our LOrd and hold this truth to be s elf-eviSaviour. Fre e to l et go and let dent. And that is, we must GOD. have GOD in us, and without Brothers and Sisters, my the truth and li ght of GOD, prayer is that GOD blesses w e will not understand why our health and increases our the world's p e ople, fallen or prosperity while e nabling us separa t e d from GOD, act and to discov e r our potentials that C) do the things w e do w e ma y ach i eve our destinie s m GOD did not make us P eace Be Unto You. U1


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Entertainment R&B Star Chris Brown Apologizes, Seeks. CHRIS BROWN LOS ANGELES --R&B star Chris Brown, who was arrested last weekend on suspicion of attacking a woman widely believed to be the pop star Rihanna, said on Sunday he was "sorry and saddened" about the incident, and was seeking counseling. The 19-year-old performer of such U.S. charttoppers as "Run It!" and "Forever" has been in hiding since the alleged fracas with his girlfriend in a rented Lamborghini. He hired a public relations company that specialiies in crisis management to issue a five-sentence statement in which he also said many media and blog reports. have been wrong. "yV ords cannot begin to express sorry and saddened I am-over what transpired,",:he'said. "(.am seeking' the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better 'person. He did mention his father,who was quotea on Friday as telling People that his son was "very remorseful." Police and prosecutors have not officially disclosed that Rihanna was the victim of Brown's attack just after midnight on February 8. But unidentified police sources told the Los Angeles Times that Rihanna was the victim, and numerous media outlets have reported the same information. aevonce,Hudson Win lmaue Awards i---....::;_-...;; .. won. for'motion picture. S '"at;y's And'tdm)?; won for TV drama. Several of the ... -:>' :were awarded before the live inCluding Chandra Wilson BEYONCE ADd. JENNIFER HUDSON from "Gr.iy's Anatomy" for actres s iri a drama $eries, Columbus <-Short from "Cadillac silp.. porting. in a motion picture arid singer-actor -Jan:iie Foxx for male LOS-ANGELESIt.was .. -. a dreamy night for a couple : .C.hris Brown, who's of "Dreamgirls." Bey once. c irta domestic disand Jennifer Hudson pute that .reportedly both glided away_ with involves. pop superstar phies Thursday_and wowed-was up against the audience with individ-Foxx with Comrnori John ual performances dtrring Legend and for the 40th annual NAACP the male. artist .. trophy. Image .. Rib-anna w.as competing the against Beyonce with show. a wmd-swept Alicia Keys, Jennifer of her. song .Hudson ._and Mariah Ha_lo, won the Carey for th.e female artist artist. category. whtle d N 'th' B 0 H d h d awar e1 er rown r u son, w o perlorme h "The Impossible Dream" for Ri anna-,were ,1n atten-dance. <4 President's Award recipient .'se,an "Diddy" Combs Muhammad Ali, picked up the new artist award. They picked up the TV movie co-starred in the 2006 film actor trophy for his role in "Dreamgirls." "A Raisin :in.. the Sun." "This is where we come Oth-er a'ctin'g :wimiers from," Hudson said, 'included Hilt'-Harper for accepting the trophy. "So "CSI: Ellis .it's always an honor to come for. home and feel welcome and Taraji P Henson for "The to feel the love. I really Curious Case of Benjamin cherish this_and appreciate Button': and Will Smith and Rosai-io. Dawson for "The Secret Life of Bees" "Seven ., : ."' ,:;.; l .. '. : ... M.I.A. Announces Binh or Babv Bov On Mvspace Page M.I.A. LOS'" ANGELES --Call her Mamma M.I.A. The Grammy-and Oscar-nominated \ rapper has annou!lced on her MySpace blog that she has given birth to a son. The rapper. wrote. Saturday that her baby is "healthy, fine; 'beautiful" and the most amazing thing on this' planet. She jokes_ that the two are working together on a tour. The fatP.er is her fiance, musician Benjamin Bronfman. A representative says the couple have declined to release the baby's nanie.' The "Paper Planes" singer had a scene-stealing perfor. mance at -the.Grammys on Sunday. She strutted on stage with her swollen belly during a performance with Kanye West, J ay-Z, T .I. and Lil Wayne. The rapper says she started going in to labor hours later. Stevie Wonder ToGetA Presidential Salute LOS ANGE-.If! LES ; s t.,.e V i e ,,,,,,,,, :.C. .'""'"' Wonder's music helped sign, seal and deliver Barack Obama all STEVIE the way to the WONDER White House, and now the president and first lady are sending him a big shout-out. The 58-year-old Motown legend will receive a Library of Congress award from the commander-inchief and Michelle Obama on Feb. 25. The concert will air on PBS the following day. President Obama used Wonder's hit songs "Signed, Sealed, Del-ivered I'm Yours" and "Higher Ground" on the campaign trail. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter also performed at the Democratic National Convention on the night Obama accepted his party's nomination, at a concert during inauguration week and at The Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. Did 50 Cent Take Beet Too Far With Threat To OJ Khaled's Motheril It went deeper than rap, and in many people's minds, it crossed the line of hip-hop battling. On Wednesday, 50 Cent released a dis video on Thisis50.com called "A Psychic Told Me," in he threatens DJ Khaled -and his mother. .-. In the clip; is. down in the studio, wlj.ting a poem, then the switches to a house that he claims belongs to Khaled's mom. Later, 50 says he knows where DJ Khaled lives. and all but takes responsibility for the DJ's car tires recently being slashed. Then the video shows -some men in Thisis50.com T-Shirts arriving at Khaled's mother's purported workplace. The woman they claim is the DJ's er is asleep at a desk, as the cameraman zooms in on photos of Khaled and Fat Joe. At the end of the video, 50 declares he has "less compassfon than the average human." He crum ples the poem he was working on, a Thisis50.com. logo comes on the screen and there is sound of gunshots. Viewers were left in a sfate of shock, as the clip seems to indicate that the beef between 50, Rick Ross and Khaled has taken an uglier turn. Meanwhile, both Khaled and Ross were in New York on Thursday, shooting a video that had nothing to 50 CENT' ... ,. do with hip-hop quarrels, but i.t1 fact promoted unity; The two Mirum hip-hop staples joined Fabolous, Ludacris and Juelz Santana for The-Dream's video .for th. e remix of "Rockin' Tliat Thang." On the set, Khaled refused to address the 50 issue. "I'm not. gonna him bait me," he said. But Ricky Ross had plerity to say on the latest round. "I'mma be honest; I didn't have a reaction," Ross srud. "Watching that, understanding the monkey, it's like its no threat whatsoever .... To me, it's a sign of reassuring you're people's. safety. Where I come from, Gs, if they had that information [of_where your enemies .and. their. families live], I'in not exposing noth ing. I'm like I don't know nothing. 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.. -. ,..: Middleton Alumni Greet New -... "'""' Head Coach Jason Stokes, rigJtt, joins hands with Middleton High School Assistant Principal Owen Young, left, and Alumni Association President Calvin Simmons, center, after a recent alumni meeting in East Tampa. Stokes takes over the Tiger football program and has high hopes for 2009. :. Coach Stokes will be one of the speakers at Middleton's June 25-28, 2009 All-class Reunion in Tamj,a. Bucnied Ben Delivers Newspaper To coach;llike : Albert "ftuelfied Bert" is still smiling the fact he wa'sJtlitdirst person to get to. Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike.Tqmlin about the Steelers winning Super -Bowl :. .'. ,-' .. -. 7th Avenue *Tampa, FL 241-239for 247-3719 \ :.,. It .. '; .. )'. I fi!,'l ... .,. .. ,, .. : .... ... gti.: .. :. 011 Outs1de Wh1te .......... $14.90 gal Roller Pan Set .. .............. ; .... ;. $3.49 ea. .. ........ -............ .......... 99 ea. :.LIMIT2 THIS AD Aaron savs Bonds Sho.uld Keep Home Roll RecOrd-, .. ....... ATLANTA Hank I held" i t for a long But. Aaron believes Barry my take'on.all of this has Bonds should keep major always bee'f1 the same. I'm league baseball's home run not going .. to say that record. Barry's got it because of "In all fairness to every-'this or because of that, body, I just don't see how because I don't you really can do a thing Aaron told Atlanta like that andjust say some-Journal-Constitution colum. body isn't the record nist Terence Moore that anymore, and lt;!t's go back BARRY BONDS .. -: -'h.e doesn't think the com-to the way that it was," : : .. missioner would like to get AndHANKAARON ..... I d Aaron told 'the Atlanta mvo ve Journal-Constitution on has indicaied .that : are. things out Friday,.. : ': :. some. thought to returning: there besides worrying Aaron hit 755 home runs the record to Aaron' if it is abouta: home run record in his career to break the proved. Bonds used that somebody now holds," prev-ious of 714 by steroids. : :. ABron said. "Barry has the Babe Ruth. Bonds, who "If you did tKat, you.'d record, and .I doi'l't think did not play last season, have to go back and change anybody can change that.'' surpassed Aaron. in 2007 all kinds of records, and the .. Aaron and Selig have .. and. }\as 762 career .home (home run) record was very 'been friends for more than :-runs. .< .: ,.,. o-; important ,to. Aaron ::.-50 years, and Selig was in Bonds has pleaded not said. "It's the most ;;. last .week for. ,the guilty to 'charges that he hallowed tecqrd o:ut there,:.:;. slugger's 75th birthday cele-:. .lied in 2003 to a grand jury as far as I'm concerned, but: bration. Aaron said he and : when he .said 'he '-never .it's now i'n''t.he hands ot<:-: :the: com'missioner ha:v:e :knowiitgly : u .sed .. :somebody else: It belongs : poss\biJmance-enhan:cingdrugs. Barry. No how, we ity .of-r-estoring, the.hpme. Commissioner Bud look afit,)t's hi s run record to him. ,., '. Rears Cook Ediles leWislnOT Win 3-Polnt Title Daequan Cook's 19 points in the final round add-on were the most from any shooter. PHOENIX --Miami's Daequan Cook connected over and over again when .: the 3-Point Shootout went to an extra session Saturday night. When the long-distance contest went to overtime, Cook found his stroke. The Heat guard posted the best round of the compe tition with 19 points in the extra round, cruising past Orlando's Rashard Lewis to win the title and end Jason Kapono's two-year run as king of one of AllStar Saturday's marquee events. Lewis sputtered in the third session, missing his first 11 shots to finish with seven points. Cook had forced overtime by hitting his final four shots in the second round of the six-man competition. -Robinson Captures Slam Dunk :Title Robinson pulled out a last-ditch victory in the Slam Dunk competition, thanks to the standalone efforts of rival Dwight Howard. PHOENIX --.Call him Krypto-N ate Nate Robinson tugged-' on Superman's cape -and won The diminutive New York Knicks guard beat defend. ing champion Dwight Howard of Orlando in an electrifying slam dunk test on Saturday night;winning 52 percent of fans' votes. Clad in an all-green Knicks uniform with green shoes, the 5-foot-9 Robinson springboarded over the 6-foot-11 Howard tojam. "Dwight was a great. sport letting ine dunk over him," sai_d Robinson, who also won in 2006. Robinson. pitched the idea to 'Orlando's big man on Friday. "l asked him yesterday in the elevator,"'Robinson said. "He was Iike1 'Hey, I'll do it.' I thought he was jok-. Howard said he was happy to help him out.


-=---Shaq Kobo As West Danllnatos All-Star Game mtAQtnU& 01NEAI. KiJ\U URYANT = Thrt'('time now MVPs Aftd it to Shaquille i,Q ooin n nickname tmd Kobe Bry\\ut. "The Big O,Nenl said. broken apart, Slta.q Kobe were Sunday. Just good ol' days, they winne.rs and t he only !Sign af nny feuding was wh@n they playfully fought @Wf' the MVP trophy they shared. Bryant led all scorers with 27 points, O'Neal partied his way back onto the All-Star stage with 17 in just 11 minutes, and the Western Conference beat the East 146-119. "It felt like old times," O'Neal said. "I miss those times. He was really looking for me, especially when we went to a pick-and-roll and they had Rashard Lewis on me." Back on the same team for the first time in nearly five years, they helped the West get untracked after an awful start, then teamed up for a few buckets that helped blow it open in the third quarter: "1 tell you what, those two guys together, that's a dead ly combination as we all saw tonight and we have all seen in the past," East coach Mike Brown said. Agent: Stoudemire Wants Trade Input .2.siin1:sut s'uns decide to trade him instead, Stoudemire wants to help determine his next destination: -. If the Suns get serious abm.:.,ta. trade involv:ing Stoudemire -before >Thursday's deadline, G r a ntham expects tq be consulted. "A place. may be a > real.gOod:dea.i'fqr them may : not be the best place for us," : .. said who is in Phoe11ix. "In that case, we AIIAJlEBrOUDEMIRE would riot be interested insigning an extension. I Amare Stoudemire' wtnild .think most. teams 'as-ent, Char1fe Grantham,-+ would not want him told the Arizona Republic for a year and a half. They that the AllStar forward would want him to sign for would prefer to stay in years an.d and tfln an exten-s mterested m staying. P&IP&rs Hopes Panthers Let Him leave ba his home. The four=timo Pro Bowl dl\lftmsivG tmd just doesn't wtmt to play for' Carolina and hopes the grant the impc:!nding froG agent his wi8h by not placing the trnn(lhiitl tnr on him. 11lf thQy decide to use the tn; on tho first thing thllt I'll bl\l doing is requestin!f fi irfldt!1"' Peppers said Snturdtcy. liThen anything llfttH', buiea.lty I don't. know what would be the (lO\ll'St'l of a.etion. We'll deal with that when that time tomas."' Durant's 46 Loads NBA Sophomores Kevin Durant slams-in two of his 46 points as O.J. Mayo looks on. PHOENIX Childhood friends Kevin Durant and Michael Beasley treated the Rookie Challenge like a playground duel back in Maryland. Oklahoma City's Durant came out on top, scoring a Rookie Challenge-record 46 points to lead the NBA's sophomores to a 122-116 victory over the rookies on Friday night. Durant shattered the record of 36 set. b y Phoenix 's Amare Stoudemire a s a sophomore i n 2004. Miami's Beasley was pretty good, too, leading the rookies with 29 points Heat Acquire J. O'Neal For Marion Forward Shawn Marion is part of an in-season trade for the second eonseeutive year. MIAMI -Shawn Marion's most memorable play with the Miami Heat was his last. Hours after Marion's last-second dunk lifted the Heat past the Chicago Bulls, he was traded Friday to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Jer:maine O'Neal, ending a weekslong saga involving the eipected deal. NBA offic:iials approved the swap Friday afternoon by conference call, the Heat said. "'' developed an unbelievable relationship with Shawn." Heat star guard Dwyane Wade said in Phoenix. where he's part of Ani-Star weekend. "You're sad to lose a friend on and off the court. At the same time. Shawn mll.d I jjust hac:ll this conversation that it's part of the business and we knew iit was a possibility. BEAUTY UNLIMITED "n r 0 l l f g : (11 m LIZ z ; m r; In this week's publication, we bring to you r the lovely Liz as our Beauty Unlimited fea, r ture. Although you think you may know her I : already, you really don't know her all. Thi s z i"'G young lady enjoys making other people feet c: good and has no problem being the focus of attention. She hopes to one day be a very successful entertainer, either acting or Oth-@: erwise, and H that 'doesn't happen, you can m < bet Liz already ha s come up. wHh another m plan. When it comes to the man in her Liz said he can't be phony and must be intelligent, handsome and goal-oriented. :J Congratulations to Liz as this week's Beauty Unlimited feature. ;,c ,.. 6 J Q m -:en


0) Funerals/Memoriam ,..: ,... > a: ct :J a: m w LL >"' Henry Jackson (deceased), Iris W Jackson (deceased), Teresa C Durant (Eddie), Dorian Mason W (Greg), Ronald Brewer (Terri), :r:: Donald 'Myles (Rhonda), Adrian Williams, Sr. (Tequila), m Arlene Jackson, Deborah Jackson and David Washington; 16 great grandz children and 6 great, great i= grandchildren; brother, Jonas W Holt, Tallahassee; 2 aunts, ...J Ezella Green and Mary Lee ...J Green; and a host of nieces, :J nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends; and special ...J' acknowledgement to Delores W Holmes of Residential Care. The viewing for Sister Gertha 1-Mae Woodruff will be held on z w Thursday, February 19, 2009, U) from 5-7 p. m. at Everett -Derr -:495-iif>l. The fax :mlmber is 1-S77-DTV-4ME2 b-877-388-4632). Those ing to inail a request can send it toP. 0. Box2ooo, Portland OR 97208: Consumers wish ing to request it online can visit the 'website at www.D1V2oog.gov. '. Countv Building Services' ,, Plant Citv OHiceTo Close. .As part of recent staffing construction activity. reduCtions in Hillsborough Customers' who use.the County's Building Ser\rices Plant City office can either Division, the Plant City satelvisit the Building Services lite office of.the Division will Division's Sc)tith be closed permanently as of Office at 410 30th St:S;E., March 16. The closure is Ruskin, or its main offices in necessary due to'significant P the NetPark.busine:Ss comreductions in revenue and .. plex at 5701 E. the continued downturn in "' Ave., Suite 1140, Tampa. Tampa Area Parkinson's Disease Support Group Meeting Planned The February meeting of the'Tampa area Parkinson's Support Group will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Febrruary 18, 2009; at Church of the Nazarene, Himes Avenue (between Sligh and Hillsborough Avenues), Tampa. Our guest speaker will be a licensed nurse presently dealing with PD herself, who will discuss how she does so while con tinuing to work. There .are no dues (a small. collection taken), and light refreshments are served. Anyone diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease; or his or her caregiver or family members. are welcome to attend. For further information, contact President Judy Shaw at (813)' 931-1235-For better directions or to arrange a ride, contact Adele Ida Walter at (813) 932-6902.


National News Air Force One Is One_ 'Spinv Ride,' Obama savs During the first couple of weeks of his presidency Barack Obama has made good use of his "spiffy" new ride. President Barack Obama walks onto Air Force One for his first flight as commander in chief. The president, who has made several trips around the country in Air Force One, was particularly excited during his first trip on the plane as commander i.n chief when he flew recently to the House Democrats' annual retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia. "Thanks for giving-me a reason 'to fly Air Force One," he told the House Democrats after his flight, which took him away from a week of fighting for the economic stimulus bill. Donning a blue jacket with the presidential seal on the right and his name embroidered-on the left, Obama President Obama boards Air Force One for his first journey. came back to the press section of the plane shortly before taking off for Williamsburg. WhiteHouse.gov: Obama's first flights slide show "Hey guys, what do you think of my this spiffy ride the president asked the group of reporters travel ing with him on the presiden tial plane. Riding aboard Air Force One is a treatJor the president, but also for the reporters covering the White House, said Ed Henry. .;, -Roilenes Found Dead One of the members of the hit 1960s "girl group" The Ronettes has died. Estelle Bennett was 67 and a family member said that police in New Jersey found her dead in her apartment on Wednesday. The cause of death has yet to be determined. Estelle Bennett teamed up with her sister, Ronrlie Bennett, and cousin, Nedra Talley, to form the group was signed with Phil Spector's label in 1963. Crime Woman Charged With Leaving Kids In Van For Two oavs H i ll s borou g h County Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman last week, charging her with child neglect in connectio n with a November incident involving her three children. Deputies report that Frances Vivian Garcia, 35, was evicted from her home in November and was forced onto the streets with her three children, ages 16, 13, and 10. Spokesperson Debbie Carter said a friend loaned Garcia a van to put her things in until she found a new home. Garcia packed the van and then left it in the friend's drive. way for days while she went to a wedding out of state. Deputies said when the friend went to check the van, all three of Garcia's FRANCES GARCIA children were inside where they'd been since she left town. Charges were direct filed to the State Attorney's Office who conducted their own investigation and charged Garcia with' neglect. The children W:e in the custody of their faQI.er who does not live with Garcia. Channelside. Burulws Bein u sought Tampa Police are searchOn February 8th,a man ing for two men burglariz-entered the : Slade ing downtown and Condominium sale office at Channelside businesses 119 North llthStreet and during work hours. started talking with an Police said on Febrmiry He then left the 12th,' a : inan entered a office and used a poi" ate building at 6Ql \_ 'screwdriver to into North Ashley Drive and. two businesses inside the broke into several same building. spaces. He reportedly "' The suspeCt all_egedly five laptops and concealed .. -. .them inside a :. _st9le cash form t?e bus1_ _nesses and left the building noticed th' e ;:--th;rou?h b.ack R-onnie Bennett went on .to .marry Spector in 1968 and kept his .name after their divorce in 1974. ; suspect the elevat'or: Pohce sru!i !.llen are :-.pushing a prjefcase ;suspects in five The Ronettes (l-r)-Estelle Bennett, RonmeSpector and. hi .. .a:....: t ::.::. t .. : i'll N d T II d k b ft h -& s .ue VIC 1m as .. : "'. e ra :a ey get.-rea y to ta e a ow a er t e1r penor. t '.: t h .. .. t h ';' ... :,,. >and,. .cha ,.,:.;...1 'd th nd 1 R k ... _d R 11 H 11 Of' e .. case, _e.su. spe. ,ct, ; : ... t:J:--:"' s1 e. .Spector produced the mance at e 22 annua oc _....... o a rte' dl.. k ff fi '" o t t' '>ri Fame Induction Ceremony in New York in 2oo7 repo .:Y o on ?ot\ ,:: e. ec Ives _1_1nm.g group's biggest hit, 1963's "Be My Baby" using his famed "Wall of Sound" recording techpique. The Ronettes' other hhs include "Baby I Love You" and "Wqlking in the Rain" and they recorded holiday standards featured on Spector's hit Christmas .. album. The Ronnettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. 1 Arrested, 2 wanted. In :aiver, Oaks. Kidnapping HOUSTON --A man has been arrested in connection with a woman's kidnapping in the River Oaks area nearly one year ago, KPRC Local2 reported Friday. Houston police said two men approached the worrian as she took a walk on Del Monte Drive at about 7 a.m. on Feb. 28. A third man was also involved in the attack, investi gators said. "I noticed them. pull toward me, going the wrong way down one way," she said. "Then they b'acked up, jumped out and grabbed me." The w0man was stuffed in the trunk of a car, police said. Clayton Haulcy, 26, has been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping. ... Clayton Hanley, Luis Salcido And Adam Herrera: : .'_ His bond was set at $15o,ooo. / Police are still looking for 29-year-old Luis Salcido and 46-year-old Adam Herrera ; .; The menfirst met in prison, where they hatched a plot to kidnap someone for ransom monE)y; tors said. Pohce 'srud a second mali evidence to deternune If is being for a se.riJs .: the suspects of burgiarizes in the to comn'lit these Chamielside district., ::. burglaries. .. ... '.: :: -r ,. AIIJelled SiirrendersTo Police Andrew Montalvo, one i:lf eight alleged gang bers indicted last week on .. -.. federal and drug charges, turned, himself in tq authorities in Newarkj Jersey Friday ... 'J' 23, had :. negotiating his surrender' .. :, ANDREW ': I' with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,, Firearms and Explosives. He faces four counts of distribution of cocaine and'possession of a firearin b a 'felon for his alleged with the : .. Valenth1e. 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Q) 8 Crime N < a: m w u. Alleged 'Govams' Arrested After Police Pursuit 1..-------------, 0 w .... YADRICK D. CRAWFORD Rele&Sed on bond A police chase that began in the on Friday ;)!:; fJfternoon ended in East '""' Tampa. Three men were taken into custody after u. they ran into a house in the 0 2400 block of. N : 19th Z Avenue. .. <--According to a press release from the Tampa c. .. Police Department, the fa-chase started in Brandon after deputies observed an DONfE M. BINGHAM Held with no bond ANIWAN A. PLEAS Held with no bond ..., alleged stolen vehicle. Deputies pursued the vehiw cle into East Tampa. The Police said the Ford Taurus shown in this photograph was abandoned by the suspects in a vacant lot on N. tc}th Avenue. {ij allegedly d:tpve the vehicle to : a vacant lot, fa where all-three :z: apandoned it and rail: into a house adjacent to the lot. al Police said the vehicle, which had been stolen from Q. a .home in North Tampa, Z contained evidence of recent i= burglarie' s including flat : screen T.Vs' ; variou's elec...1 tronic items, and numerous i cartons of cigarettes. ..J Yadrick Devon w Crawford, 22; Donte Maurice 22, and !z Antwan Adam Pleas, 21, w }\'ere taken into. custody. All 0 : three suspects were transported to. the Hillsborough County Jail and face numerpus charges. : -.., : .... : : .. Crawford was charged with trespass!Pg in an unoc-: ; .. .:1 ;t:.. # cupied structure; 3 counts of burglary; and 3 counts of grand theft. Bingham was charged With grand theft of a motor vehicle; burglary; 2 courits of grand theft; aggravated fleeing and eluding; aggravated assault on a law. enforcement officer; leaving the scene of an accident with injury; leaving the scene of an accident with property damage; and driving with a suspended license. Pleas was charged with 3 counts of burglary; 3 counts of grand theft; and. criminal mischief. Police said all three men are members of the "Goyams" gang. Crawford was released from jail after posting bond. However, both Bingham and Pleas are being held without bond. Pleas has a long criminal history. On December 31, 2007, he was involved in, a high-speed chase involving a stolen vehicle that resulted in the vehicle crossing the center lane of E; Hillsborough Avenue and colliding with oncoming traffic. Donte Bingham suffered a tragedy in his life in 2006, when his twin brother, Dexter Bingham, was murdered at the Belmont Little League during an event. Bodv 01 Man Killed 'In Accident Still unclaimed .. ftAbout .: Frank Stanberey; was walking' in Tampa .: when a car. hit.hhn head--.. I. on. Stanberry was thrown feet thro\1gh tl;le ai_r and died down. His leg was found yards away from the accident scene.' :.' The driver, who was found later .and accused of 'ARJUDAS Michel MI,CHEL: r eportedly began unbuckling the 1. year-old while the car was moving. The womarl screamed for the driver to stop and called police. Michel grabbed the woman by her ponYtail 'and smashed her c ell phone, police s8id. uThe Voice of Our Comtnunity Speaking for Itself' Call: (813) 248-1921


, ass if NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Hillsborough Community College is accepting proposals for the following : RFP # 2492-09 Gymnasium Bleachers, Dale Mabry Campus Due Date : 03/13/2009 before 3 :00 p m For more information, please visit our website at: httr; : //www.hccfl.edu/dao/admin-and finance/departments/purchasing.aspx and click on "Current Solicitations." NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS The Paideia School of Tampa Bay, Inc. admits students of any race, color national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT INVITATION TO BID The SCHOOL BOARD OF HiLLSBOROUGH COUNTY, seeks ;ealed bids from. qualified bidders for the Various Roof Replacement Projects at Manri Middle School and Van Buren Middle School. The ScOpe includes re-roofing, edge metal, and roof drain work at selected building locations The estimated c;onstruction cost is between $204,722 and $477,684. Qualified firms can submit bids to the Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Procurement Department on the 3rd Floor of the Raymond 0 Shelton, School Administrative Center, 901 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33602, until bid opening at 3:00P.M. on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. The bid documents include specific bid submittal requirements HCPS maintains general requirements applicable to all construction=related' bids on the HCPS web site at http :/1168. 254.1.35/documents/standardslindex.htm. HCPS will host a non-mandatory pre-bid conference at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Mann Middle School, 409 East Jersey Avenue, Brandon, Florida 33510 and 2:30 P.M. at Van Buren .Middle School, 8715 North 22nd Street, Tampa, Florida 33604, fOllowed by a tour of the job site. Attendees must sign in and present a photo ID to gain access to the conference. Bidders must submifa bid bond equal to 5% of the bid with their bid. Bids over $100,000 must include the costs of required surety bonds. The successful bidder must also provide evidence 6f required insurance prior t o proceeding with the work. The -bid documents provide specific requirements for bid and surety bonds, ancj :i Bidders are subject to the HCPS Small Business Encouragement Program, as described in the bid documents. Bidders may obtain up to two (2) complete sets of bid documents In PDF format on CD at no cost from Shannon Smith, Reliable Greup, LLC / Architects, 309 South Willow Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33606; Phone: 226-2220;" Fax (813) HCPS reserves the right tp award the bid to. the lowest and/or best bidder, to waive any informality OJ irregularity in any bid, or to reject any and all bids received. r. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA ... MARYELLEN EllA SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS NOTICE OF MEETING NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Meeting, pursuant to the requirements of F S. 212 055, and as provided by F.S. 286 .011, wili be held at the time, date and place shown below: DATE: Tuesday, February _24, 2009 TIME : 9:30a.m. PLACE : Tampa Genera Hospital 2 Columbia Drive Conference Room B301 Tampa, Florida 33606 This meeting is being held for the purpose of budgeting resources for the rendition of Charity Care. The Public is invited to attend, and Public comment js welcome Comments will be restricted to the subject matter of this notice. Persons who may wish to appeal any decision made at the meeting are responsible for facilitating preparation of a verbatim transcript of the meeting The meeting wiU adjourn after the last request comment has been h ear Dated this 4th day of February 2009. Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc. Linda Lawson, Acting-Secretary ''1 A .. Tampa -Housing fiulhorily Advertisement Solicitation No. IFB-FY2007 -11 The Apartments Interior Floor Finish Replacement The Housing Authority of the City of Tampa is inviting qualified Contractors to submit sealed bids for Seminole Apartments Interior Floor Finish Replacement project. Interested Contractors may obtain a copy of the bid documents by contacting the Authority's Contracting Office located at 1529 West Main Street, Tampa, Florida 33607 or calling 813 251-0551, ext 390. Bid documents will be available for pick up after 2:00 .PM. on Monday February 16, 2009. Qualified Contractors may do so at this time. The bid documents will be available for review at THA offices. In order to bid, the complete set of documents must be submitted There will be a pre-bid conference and site visit on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at 10:00 A.M., in the Seminole Apartments Management located at 4706 Muskogee Ct. 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