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Celebrating 64 Years In The Tampa Bay Area am1 1ra MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS SHOW SUPPORT FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION As part of the Black History Month Celebration, teachers and staff at Van Buren Middle School showed their support by wearing their Black History tee shirts on February 27th. In addition, the students had a special visitor, a Harriet Tubman impersonator, who came out to the school and read to them. Among those who participated in the activity shown in this photograph from left to right on the front row are: B. James, S. Johnson, R. Richards-Pryer, A. Stillings, J. Graham, and L. Demps. Shown standing on the back row are: D. Norman, T. Brinson, S Padilla, R. Manhertz, A. Perry, C. Williams, D. McCollough, S. Brinson-Belcher, and L. Boddie. Ross Anderson, who is not shown in the photograph, is the School Resource Teacher Child,-2, 'Serious' After Hit By Car S EE PAGE 3 First Tie Opens At Rogers Park SEE P A GE 2 ,_ Radio Host: 'Voice Will Be Heard' SEE PAG E 6 Teacher Faces Porn Charges SEE PAGE 1S--


m g Features N 0 ,.. :I: (.) a: <( First Tee learning Center Opens At Rogers Park :2 >" <( BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Saturday, March 14th, the w Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, the First Tee of Tampa Bay, and the Tampa Sports Au thority Will host the grand open ing of The First Tee of Tampa Bay Learning Center at Rogers Park. The event is slated to begin at 11 a.m. c a: LL c z <( c (J) w :::1 .... > a: w > w c w :I: (J) :r IIl :::1 a. z j::;: w -1 -1 :::1 IIl I -1 w z i= z w (J) <( c a: 0 ..J LL The ribbon cutting ceremony and ceremonial first tee shots to the new facility will begin at noon Some of those slated to attend the event include: James Dent, Jr., theincoming Site Program Director for The First Tee of Tampa Bay Learn ing Center at Rogers Park; Rev. Dr. Thomas Scott, City Coun cil Chairman and TSA board member; Dr. Mike Cooper, Regional Director of. the First Tee program; Jim Dent, Sr., Champions Tour Player; Raheem Morris, Head Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; and Ronde Barber, Pro Bowl Cor nerback, Tampa Bay Bucca neers. The First Tee is a national pro gram providing young people an opportunity to develop life-en hancing values such as confi dence, perseverance, and JAMES DENT, JR. Site Program Director, The First Tee ofTampa Bay judgment through golf and character education. An agree ment with the City of Tampa has resulted in the YMCA renovating a 3,000 square-foot former clubhouse at Rogers Park into a learning center. The First Tee of Tampa Bay will be located in the structure and is designed to provide recre ational space for community youth between the ages of 7 and 17 who are interested in learning golf. Youngsters participating in The First Tee program will have access to the Rogers Park driv-Come Be A Part Of The Exciteme ,.PICNIC -... BY.THE LAKE FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2009 I 0:00A.M.I :00 P.M. DR. MIKE COOPER Director, Southeast Regional Affairs, The First Tee ing range, three-hole practice area, and championship golf course. The curriculum will in clude Life Skills Programming with Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace certification levels, Saturday in structional classes tournaments, summer camp, after school programs and enrichment tutoring programs. Kennie Sims, Director of Golf for the Tampa Sports Au thority said, "We want the com munity to come out and learn about the program and see the learning center. James Dent, Jr., Site Program Director of BROACH TAMPA HIGH 6400.E. CHELSEA STREET TAMPA; FL 33610 Are you looking for: Nurturing Enviroment Individualized Attention \ Smaller Class -Size --Athletic Program Dedicated Teachers No FCATs __ R.S.V.P by "March lith : To: B 13-623-1751 KENNIESIMS Director of Golf, Tampa Sports Authority The First Tee of Tampa Bay Learning Center and Jeff Leonard, Executive Director of the First Tee of Tampa Bay will manage the program. Dr. Mike Cooper, Regional Director of The First Tee Pro gram said, "There are so many positive things happening at Rogers Park Golf Course. The opening of the new Learning Center is another example. I am excited that The First Tee will play a significant role, and be lieve our program is perfect for the children in the surrounding communities." Financial assistance has been available for young sters wishing -to pahicipate through donations to the YMCA's Building Strong Kids Campaign. The First Tee project is a key element in the YMCA's goal of Building Strong Kids through values-based commu nity programs. The event is free and the com munity is invited to attend the ceremony, tour the clubhouse and golf activities. APPlications Available For Emma Kilpatick Memorial ScholarshiP BY GWENDOLYN HAYES Sentinel Editor High school seniors are invited to apply for the Emma L. Kil patrick Memorial College Schol arship The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April15, 2009. Stu dents may pick up an applica tion at the Bob Gilbertson Central City Family YMCA, 110 E. Palm Ave., Tampa 33602 J The scholarship offers $2,500 ( $1,250 per semester with satis factory grades) to further a de serving student's college or technical school education. This is the second year of the scholarship. The first scholar ship was awarded to Brandon Jennings, a current student at FAMU. The purpose of the Kilpatrick Scholarship is to aid African American graduates in obtaining additional education and training experience "Our mother was a woman of limited : education, but -she wanted a better life for other young people," daughter Rosalind U. Kilpatrick says from Atlanta. "The family chose the 'Y' as administrator of the schol arship because of what it has meant in our lives as we grew up off Lamar St.," she explained. The family also chose the YMCA to reach out to inner city chil dren. Mrs. Emma L. Kilpatrick (1-11-25 11-14-88) promoted the importance of education for most of her adult life, beginning in her home. Sh e often encour aged young p e ople to get an ed ucation. The mother of 6 was a m e mb e r of N e w Salem Primi. tive B a ptist Church and th e Martha Darrigo No. 375, Inter national Masons and Order of Eastern Stars. Her other j::hildren are: Danny M. Kilpatrick, Allen R. Kilpatrick, Sandra K. Williams, Gail Y. Kilpatrick, and Rosalind. Daughter, Twila Kilpatrick is deceased. Scholarship applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 through the fall semester of the senior year; must complete a 300 word essay explaining edu cational and reason to re ceive scholarship; should have completed 10 hours of commu nity service prior to April 15th deadline (show documenta tion); finalist must interview with selection panel on April 27th (daughter, Sandra Kilpatrick-Williams is a member of the panel); and application, essay and copy of most recent report card should be submitted togeth er. The c hosen applicant will be notified by letter by Friday, M ay 1 St.


Features Former Central Park Familv loses Evervthing In Fire THOMASINA DAYMON Two fires this weekend within a block of each other displaced two families. In the first fire Sunday morning, Tampa Fire Rescue responded to a house fire at 1205 East 15th Avenue. When they arrived, they reported smoke and flames coming from the house. An investigator from the Tampa Fire Marshals Office determined that a fortunate serjes of events prevented the fire from becoming a : tragedy. The home was occupied by Mrs. Thomasina Daymon, 30, her husband, Alfred, and their s children. Mrs. Daymon said they moved into the house in February 2007 after bein'g one of the first families to be relocated from Central Park Village. She also said they had been the victims of a fire there, but it wasn't that bad. Mrs. Daymon recalls what happened that morning. "My children were sleep ing, I was watching televi sion, and my husband had just left to spend time with family members who had This is what's left of the home on 15th Avenue where Mrs. Daymon, her husband, and their children lived. arrived from out of town. "As I was watching the television, it suddenly got fuzzy like the service had been cut off Then the entire house went dark." Mrs. Daymon said the next thing she heard was her neighbor, Elizabeth Howard, screaming for them to get out of the house "I heard my neighbor screaming, then I heard someone banging on my door telling us to get out. I got my 2-ye a r-old and my daughters out easy, but I had to drag my 2 boys down the stairs, because they are heavy sleepers. I ran back into the house to get m y phone after I got the kids out a .nd called 9-1-1 and then my husband. Mrs. Daymon said that's when she heard a loud boom. "When we heard that boom we all ran, including the man who h a d knocked on our door. Th a t 's wh e n the entire floor of the house just went up in flames. I had a dog in the backyard and the firemen saved her." Mrs. Daymon said she thanks her neighbors for saving their lives. "They were outside with buckets and hoses trying to putthe fire out. Mrs. Daymon said they lost e verything in the fire "We were renting the house and the owner had the house insured. I had experienced. some electrical problems, but we weren' t aware of the bad wiring in the house.'-' Mrs. Daymon said their immediate needs are clothing, school supplies and shoes. "The fire shook the kids up pretty bad. I want them to stay focused because it' s FCAT testing time." The children are: 2-yeai : old boy, Aljavonnie; syear-old girl, Al-Liya; 6year-old boy, Alfonzo; 9y earold bo y Al!red, Jx<, Child, 2, Hospitalized After Bei-ng Hit avcar A 2-year-old child is recovering at a local hospital after being struck by a vehicle Friday evening The child apparently darted into the path of the oncoming vehicle around 4 p.m. According to police, Bryce King, was playing the backyard of the duplex shortly before the accident happened. Police said his mother, Ms. Utara King, turned to place her infant baby in an indoor swing when the youngster ran around the apartment complex. Police said Mrs. Delores Sherman Taylor, who was driving a 2000 Mercedes, was at the intersection of Columbus Dr and Central Avenue when the child ran into the street and was struck. Members of the Tampa Police Department responded to the scene and performed CPR on the child before he was transported to St. Joseph s Hospital in serious condition with fractures and a head injury. He condition was later upgraded to stable. On Monday, Ms. King said her son was still in the intensive care unit of the hospital, but that he should fully recover from his injuries. Mrs. Taylor was traveling about 30 miles an hour when the accident occurred and no charges will be filed, police said. .... 1\) 0 0 (0 This house on Columbus Drive is still being occupied after an early morning fire virtually destroyed the roof r and rear of the house. g and 10-year-old Aldashia. girl, Anyone who can offer this family any assistance can reach Mrs. Daymon at (813) 802-2692. In the second fire Monday morning, Tampa Fire Rescue Units were called to a house fire at 1202 East Columbus Drive. When the arrived, flames were coming from the single story house. After making sure no one was inside the house, the fire was extinguished. An investigator is lookinf into the cause of that fire. Although the fire virtually destroyed the roof and rear of the house, the residents are still there. Referrat Service (813) 495-3702 0 )> (/) m z :::! z m r-1 tD c: r r m :::! z "'tJ c: tD r u; :::z:: m 0 m < m :0 < -t c: m (/) 0 ?< )> z 0 :0 0 ?<


0'1 0 0 N 0 -r-c .a: LL. c z <(' > <( c (/) w :::1 t-> a: w > w c Editorials & Columns FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN ( U SPS 202-140) 2207 2 1 st Avenue T ampa Florida 33605 (8 13) 241l-1921 Published E very Tue sday and Frid ay By FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co., Me m be r of N a t iona l News p a p e r Publishers Association (NNPA) and Amalgamated Publishers, Inc., New York. 1990-94 CPTi m e lnlernationa l POSTMASTER: S e nd Address Chang e 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 1901-19n (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 DIRECT.OR KEITH GEORGE, CIRCULATION AND PRESS DIRECTOR Subscriptions-$44 00-6 Months Both Editions: $87 00 Per Year Both Editions. Opinions expressed on editorial pages ol this new s paper by Columni sts or Guest Writers, do not n e cessarily reflect the editorial stance of The Florida Sentinel Bulletin or the Publi s h er. Thank You Derrick BrooksAnd Warrick Dunn: Twri'True eommunitv Nothing lasts forever. Nevertheless, sadde:ried to learn both Derrick Brooks an.d Warrick Dunn had been released from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers :Not only did they prove themselves supermen, on the gridiron, but have proven themselves as gentlemen, heroes and philanthropists in the community. Indeed; they have embodied the ad!lge "To whom much is given, niuch is required." And of that ad_age, they have responded, admirably. -What did they do? Both Brooks and Dunn have consistently and unselfishly given of their time and financial resources to help improve the lives of numerous youths and families. And for this, not withstanding their sterling efforts. as NFL super-stars, do Brooks and Dunn deserve and award. .. ..... Therefore; : cin behalf of :Tampa-Hillsborough county's (!) -Black community and on behalf of all wlio support us :J .and our dialogue; we extend appreciation and well-wishm : -es to Deri.ick Brooks for providing trips to the it: 'Motherland, New York's Julliard School; as -well as z : other places where many children might never see. We i=. commend him for founding the Brooks-Debartolo High School and for counseling and mentormg to Bay Area youth. ffi And, we celebrate Warrick Dunn for holll,"s of ..J mentorship he has given to Tampa Bay youth an.d for the w 84 families he has helped to becom-e first7't,i_me homeowners. God bless you both! t-z w (/) <( g Men Anlt pnvsical Violence--a: 0 ..J -.;. S orne say its old news, what happened betWeen rapper-singer Chris Brown and his on-again'"_off-again celebrity sweetheart Rihanna. Perhaps, indeed, the fire has gone out and the smoke has simmered between those two. But what about other Black men and whose faces are not as weU recognized and consequently, their stories are not as well known? For many of them, this story is as fresh as if it happened,.th!smorning. In too many instances,.rthat's exactly when it happened. What are the statistics on Black-on-Black domestic vio-lence? Usually, statisticians don't get recruited the data So, join us on a flight, fancy. Could the of Black men striking their significant others be a mere 5 or 6 percent of overall African America-population? Is that too smalla. percent-, .age?. Do would probably be 10 percent, fifty? How many Black women or men do youkno' :l"Jw have been victims of domestic violence? }1s quietly as it's kept, lesbian couples m:-e not immune to physical fisticuffs. And these possible tics bring us to gaunt, unsettling question: Why? Why do Black men and Black women that their affair is not real unless it includes beating -=t on each other? W Perhaps,. it's a vestige of slavery. Maybe, the why many JJlack men and certain Black women tolerate Q. the idea of physical violence is because of traditions The lesson Teachers.Just Don't learn 0 ne would think that by now, teachers would have learnec that having special" relationships with their students lead to One would .think that, but apparently, many "teachers. are getting involved in and continuing this destructive behavior. It seems that the teachers themselves just don' t learn that not only will this behav ior cost you your life, spouse (in many cases), and your freedom. For some odd rea son, each and every one who has gotten "ca ught" thought it could, would never happen tothem. In the bay area, several teachers have been arrested for having inappropriate rela tionships with students they are entrusted to educate. Yet, again, this weekend, another one bit the dust. For the second time this year, a Pinellas County teacher has found herself in hot water. Police accuse 32-year-old Christy Lynn Martin with sending porno graphic pictures to a 14-yea'r old student She is accused of exchanging naked pictures with this student. After she allegedly sent pictures of herself to him on two occasions, he sent her one back. And, yes, the method of communication was a cell phone. The incident was reported to police on S aturday after the child confided in an adult relative. The relative told the boy 's mother and police were notified early on S a turday By nightfall, police had tracked Ms. Martin down and she wa s behind bars. Ironically, she's listed as a computer business applica tions and life choices teacher. Perhaps, the school should have examined her "life choices" credentials a lit tle more closely before hiring her. We all know that every i its own share of less than savory people. After all, the people, whether they ale in education; law enforcement, the church, or any other field, are reflective of this melting pot we call a society. Unfortunately, the test to determine who will prey on our children has yet to be devised This means that par ents must be diligent in pro tecting their children --even from their teachers! One would think that after so many others have been arrested and sentenced to jail, others would not try to do the same thing. But, apparently, this is a lesson that teachers just refuse to learn. Haiti: linle-Known Facts W:lat you are abo ut to re a d I have found utterl y fa sc inating. While researching Haitian history, I found many inter esting facts about the country and its people that 1 was unable to sha re with you, in coluffi'ns, for lack of time and space So, today let me share some of these facts in order for you to enjoy the full flavor of Haiti's history and its role in Pan African and world history. Regardin' g the Atlantic slave Hade and lions, the importation of slaves to Haiti oetween 1783 an' d ll;;i9 i : accclliiitetl. fO'r 33 percent of the Afticim slave trade. During slave rebellions, Mary Jean Dessalines crawled three miles through French military lines to take a message to her husband, former slave and liberator of Haiti. H;iiiti also has the tallest mountain range in Caribbean, which was used successfully by runaway s l aves to l a unch raids. Ind ee d the rebelling slaves burned every French home a nd business on the island in retaliation for some of the bloodiest and most brutal atrocities against slaves, in the history of the Americas. Toda y those acts (hangings, boiling, beheading, drownings, burnings etc.) would be considered war crimes No wonder many French colonists fled to Louisiana and Cuba during Haiti's slave rebellions. Members Of the Polish army refused to fight against slaves and were spared from slaughterby Dessal.!nes once he defeated Napoleon.-Haiti enacted a law that prevented non-Haitians from owning property in Haiti. Even though Haiti was declared an independent nation in 1804, it was excluded from the first regional meeting of independent nations, held in Panama in 1826 because of racist Southern slave states Haiti received United St a tes diplomati c recognition in 1862, only after those states seceded from the Union. During President Jean Pierre Boyer's rule (during the 182o s) Boyer influenced the largest fre e Black immigration from the United States took place in hope of Haiti building eco nomic and diplomatic relations with the United States More than 6 ,000 Black American immigrants settled in different parts of Haiti, with most of t>hem liv ing in Samana on the Spanish side of the island. Around that time, Haiti assumed extensive debt to pay for French property destroyed during the rev olution. Haiti developed a rich culture, influenced heavily by France, Africa, Cuba and other Spanish countries. Compas or "Kompa," a musi cal genre and dance combines French and Spanish music with African drumming. However, Compas lyrics for Continued On Page 5 handed down from grandparent to parent and from parent to Perhaps, it's a from the Bible or other holy books that makes sane people believe they can do insane things to one another, then explain it as "God's Will," or as "No other choice!" No matter the reason, the result is always sad.


Tiger woods And John Henrv! Well, what did we THINK would hap pen? Americans are so naive ... or is it cun;qing? The Tiger Woods stepped bacl< onto the stage, with a mend ing knee. And he lost! Well, what in the, !{ECK did we think would happen? I'll tell you. America has a sadistic streak that plays out, especially in its politics, its entertain ment and in its sports. I call it the "JOHN HENRY" plex. You remember him, don't you? John Henry, who some say was a real-life Black giant of a man, was a champion steel driver for a major rail r oad company They say' he was the best, fastest, most perfect ver who ever picked up. a hammer. Even his own company made bets on him. And so, it was that one day,., his company went out and bought a spanking new, highly mated steel-driving machine; then told John Henry he could have his job, if he could only out hammer hammered steel itself. Stepping up to the challenge, as he'd always done, John Henry reported ly bested the machine, but burst his heart in the effort. Whether he died immediately or later, we're told, John Henry was never the same. We Americans like that about our supermen and women, especially if they ; re Black. We like to place them with impossible odds put them in situations that not even God's angels could sur vive ... and then ; like spiders over a flame, see if they make it out, alive! Fast backward to boxer J,ack to boxer Joe Loujs and incompara ble (for a Muhammad Ali and Y ou will see what I mean. We Americans don't like perfect heroes, especially if they' re Black We like to bruise up, a little bit, .a;nQ.then bring them back around. And so it was with the previously implacable Tiger Woods. Quoting the Associated Press, "One day after a cere monious return to golf, Tiger Woods was on his way home." He lost to a South African, "who played 16 holes without a bogey and pulled ahead for good, on the back nine!" Do you know what I just said? Does it matter whether you understood it or not? What you do, indeed, under stand is that the myth of the "invincible" Tiger Woods is no more! Another Jack Johnson lies bested in the boxing ring; Joe Louis has met Max Schmeling, and Muhammad Ali has been chopped down by Joe Frazier! When asked he would do and where he would go from his defeat, a jaunty, but dejected Tiger :Woods looked into the eye of a news camera and dryly replied, "To the airport. I'm going to the airport." That' s the way it always is When the magic is gone, the rust immediately sets in! It happened to John Henry. He was never the same after he met a steamdrill named "Reality of the Inevitable!" It isn't rocket sci ence It happens to everybody. But perhaps, what bothers us who make a living out of watching the world is the fact that, for too many American heroes, t)ley don't really become celebrated until they have hung from the cross of defeat. We don't really embrace them until they're a little bit scratched up, espe cially if!hey're Black. Black American Insight from page 4 the music are mostly Haitian Creole and widely use electric .guitars, saxophones and horns. Today, Kompa festivals are held in Montreal, Canada, New York, Miami and Boston. Merengue is also popular in Haiti with a long-standing controversy between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, both claiming the origin of tlie dance and music. Merengue is considered Haiti s national dance and is said to have been invented by shackled slaves. As to religion, So to 85 percent of Haiti's population is Catholic and 20 percent is Protestant with a small grow ing Muslim population. Since both Catholic and Protestant Haitians practice Voodoo, the exact number of voodoo prac titioners is unknown. Finally, if. you haven't tast ed Haitian cuisine, expect a culinary delight 'Yhen you get the chance. Some of the most popular dishes are rice and beans, fried pork, goat (espe cially curried goat) chicken in-sauce and fried plantains. Harambeel c: m C/J 0 }< )> :::tl () ::::t A Night 01 Sparkling Black Diamonds rJ'Tr::ere was no need for _L in the Don Thompson Performing Arts Theate r last Saturday night. There were enough sparkling Black Diamonds in the house to light up a football field at midnight. The occasion was the second annual Black Diamond Award Ceremony, presented by the Mt. Pleasant family. The show was magnificently co-hosted by Attorney Willye Dent and Senator Lesley "Les" Miller. Awards were presented to winners in twelve categories. The winners were selected by votes cast by citizens in Hillsborough County and approximately 10,000 votes were cast. The nominees were narrowed to the top two vote getters in each category. The winner was presented in an academy award style ceremo ny The Law Official Of The Year award was narrowed to Major Gerald Honeywell and Officer Lewis Shepherd. Major Honeywell was the award recipient. Armwood's Jamail Smith and Sickles, John Henson were the two finalists for the Amateur Athlete Of The Year award. Jamail "Petey" Smith was the award recipiRecently, we got a fresh reminder of America s con flicting attitudes about race On February 18th, the same day that our nation's first African Attorney General, spoke eloquently about the unfinished business of racial reconciliation before an ,at the Justice Dep .a.rrtment, the New Y .or,k Post r i m a cartoon which back to the bad old when BlaCf;S r<:>\1-tinely dehumanized hy being portrayed as watermelon-eating "'porch monkeys" arid lo I worse The sho ws hvo White pcilic e officers pumping bullets into a monkey with the caption, .'!They 'll have to find someone else to write the n e xt stimulus bill This insensi t ive, if not racist, attempt to link the recent shooting of a deranged monkey who had ent. Tampa Bay Tech s Clara Johnson and Blake s Adria Johnson were the top vote getters for the Student Of The Year award. Ciara Johnson received the award. The Educator Of The Year award finalists were Ms. Sandra Levins Cooke and Dr. Phyllis Tucker-Wicks. Dr. Tucker-Wicks received the trophy. Rev. Dr. -Bartholomew Banks and Reverend Dr. C. P. Epps for the religious leader award. Dr. Banks emerged the winner. Mr. Marvin Knight and Ms. Yolilnda Anthony were the top _vote getters for the Huml!nitarian Of The Year award. Mr. Knight was the award recipient. The Community Activist Of The Year award's top vote getters were_.Ms. Candy Lowe and Mr. Joseph w. J. Robinson. Mr. Robinson was the award recipient. The Unsung Hero award was awarded to Ms. An.drea White, who edged Mr. Jetie Wilds for the award. The Business of The Year award went to Ray Williams Funeral Home <;;arltqn .Maintenance was the second leading vote getter. Ms. Chloe Coney and Ms. Pat Spencer were the finalists for the Citizen Of The Year. Ms. Coney was attacked a Connecticut woman with the signing of the $787 billion stimulus bill by President Obama, backfired big-time and rightly so : orga n izations across the country, inCluding the National Urban 'ceague,' r m1lletli'ate ly e1!:"..1 pressed outrage. As I said in a statement issued the day the cartoon Compar ing President Obama and his effort s to revive the econo. my in a manner that depicts violence an d :raCist inferences is !' believe the cartoon was in poor H 1ste ofi many levels including of its cre ator and publisher to compre hend 'it's potential interpreta tion as a racial insult against our natio'n's 'first African American president. And while we welcome the the award recipient Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and TOBA were nominated for the Civic Organization Of The Ye, ar. The award went to Delta. The entertainment was tofj notch. MusiC was provided by a high school band called "On : Point." The band was very good. "My Girls and Me," a musical group, provided a soul-stirring song. "Heaven Sent," a dynamic dance group did a house rocking mime dance to the tune of "Never Could Have Made It." Mr. Darius Washington wowed the crowd with a solo and Ms. Sadie Perry brought the house down with a solo. Martel ai1d Michael Kinsey _presented the to Ms. Bertha Boyer, Ms. Yolanda Baham and Ms. Stephanie Gaines. A student, Miss Trellany Daniels, recited the pledge of Mt. Pleasant. Ms. Yolanda Waitress present ed some special appreciation awards. Reverend Doctor C. T. Kirkland made some inspiring clpsing remarks and Ms. Mary Wynn did an excellent job of coordinating the ceremony See you next year. You could be an award recipient. ., .... 0 :!! c )> en m z z m .... 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Community activist Michelle Williams, ho wever, felt th e show was too important to just disappear, and quickl y stepped in On February 23, 2009, Connie Burton's show made its debut on the inter net. Ms. Burton's show can now be heard two ways : a call-in listening number of (347) 843-4060 or by logging onto www. blogtalkradio .c om then type in Straight Talk Live o8 once you're on the site Called blog talk radio, one of the founders of the site fea tures Ms. Burton's show 3-times a week (Sunday, Wedn es day and Friday) from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m Williams operates th e switchboard dur ing the show. "Connie and I joined the MICHELLE WILLIAMS site in 2008 and when her show was cancelled, we picked it up because we think the people need to be heard," said Ms. Williams. "People as far away as Africa have listened to the show. Ms. Burton said the world has changed, finances have changed, and working class people have a chance to participate in discussions and have their opinions aired and their voices heard. "Most radio stations are so conservative, they don't hold accountable the people responsible for the social crisis that has affected us all. Many of us have been forgot ten, and this is a way to let them be heard." Ms. Williams develops the topics for the show which is much broader now. "We control how long we want the shows to be and we touch on all and every aspect of life involving African Americans. People hear us all over the world now, and we actually talk to people from India, Africa, Israel and other countries." Ms. Williams, who owns the station, said their radio label is WCMBJ Radio. Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Plans Statewide Awareness Campaign T he Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) recently announced it will launch a series of events to bring awareness to the state's civil rights issues. The organization also plans to demand an automatic civil rights restoration process. One of the events will take place in Tampa on Thursday, March 12th with a movie and panel discussion at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N. 22nd Street, beginning at 7 p m. The ACLU will host the event and will show the BET Special, "Locked Out: Ex-Cons & The Vote." The movie will be followed with a panel discussion Local organizations participating in the event are the Hillsborough County NAACP, the Hillsborough League of Women Voters, and the ACLU. Lawyers from the George Edgecomb Bar Association and students from Stetson University will also be on hand to help people applyfor rights restoration. Additionally, some of those who have gone through the process will share their expe-MS. PAT SPENCER ... Hillsboroup County Branch of the NAACP rience with those in attendance Ms. Pat Spencer, Secretary of the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP said, "We have partnered with the League of Women Voters and the ACLU to participate in this event. The area of rights restoration is one the NAACP feels that more work needs to be done in so that people can get their rights (and not just voting rights), restored, become employed, and con tinue on with their lives Ms. Spencer further stated that the event will take simultaneously in Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Daytona, and Tallahassee. The purpose of the meetings is to bring attention to the plight of those individuals who have served their time, but have yet to be accepted as full members of society. Ms. LaRhonda Odom, ACLU of Florida Voting Rights Associate said many people who are eligible and have completed applications are still waiting, in some cases, two to three years. She further stated that although the Clemency Rules were changed in 2007 with the. intent to make the process easier, it still remains burdensome "Florida cannot continue .to manage such a costly, time intensive, overly bureaucratic system process when there are so many cuts being made to the state' s budget. The Governor and Cabinet have not only a moral obligation, but a duty to do the right thing for the State of Florida." City Editor Iris B. Holton can be contacted at (813) 248-1921 or by email iholton@flsentjnel.coms


All About You Happy 18th Birthday MORGAN BAITY, II Hope your birthday starts out happy and finishes even happier! From your mother, Jean; dad, Morgan; grandmas, Ervine, and Lorene; godmother, Clara, brother, Charles (Amp), family and friends. Best wishes, we love you and have a wonderful day. It's 2009 And Time To Shine! HENRIA Come hang with Ria, AKA "Cookie" at the Mirage 3-1209 for her 30th birthday. It s going to be BIG, y 'all! Happy 40th Birthday CHARLES A. PATTY(AMP) Praises go up and bles s ing s come down. May God contin u e to bless you a lways. From your kids Charles, Annyuna, and Kyra, family and friends. Happy Anniversary .... : I ,. :.. .. ; r.: DELSHONAND TRINA BOWMAN You mean the world to me, baby. I love you with all my heart. Thank you for being a wonderful wife and mother. 1 Year Tied NIQUEAND MAC-MAINE Baby, this month makes us a year strong and that means so much to me. You are an amazing man and I love you so much. We make each other happy and complete, that's why we're meant to be! I love you, Mac-Maine, Nique. BOUSHAY AND BGO Son, Time pl ays an imp o r t ant f actor in life a n d w e' r e riding with you Love, your family. Happy Anniversary MR. AND MRS. VERNON (RONA) PRYER, JR. Happy Birthday HOWARD And FALLON Fehruary28 Love, your family. "The world has grown s uspi cious of anything that looks like a happily m a rried life. ******* ATTENTION ALL PASTORS ******* The art of love ... is largely ; the art of persistence, 3 / 9 /06 -3/9/09. Black lnlant Health Meeting Planned On Thursday, March 19th, the Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County, Inc., will host the Black Infant He.alth Practice Initiative Meeting. The meeting whose topic is "Racial and Ethnic Disparit-ies In Birth Outcomes," will be held at the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Chester Ferguson Law Center, 1610 N. Tampa Street. The m e eting will begin at 6 p. m and pre-regi stra ti o n is r equire d : A li ght dinne r : will b e provid e d f o r th ose in atte n. d a nce. Th e d ea dlin e to s ubmit a r ese rv a tion i s F riday, M a rch 1 3th. A n yone w i shing t o atte nd th e m ee tin g s h o uld e m a il the i r reservati o n to: r ese rv a ti o ns@h s t a rt.or g T h f g u es t the : e v ent is Dr. Michael. Lu, Associ a t e Pr;ofessor, Department of and G y n ecology, Unive r sity of:: C a liforni a, Los Ang e les .. For addition a l info r mation call (81;3) 233-2800 129 or visit www healthystartcoalition.org. Sentinel Bulletin Do You Need A Piano Player For Your Church? Me A Call At (813) 789-2774 Lawson, Ph.D. Of -t c m (/) 0 )> :: )> ::c 0 :::1: .... 9 I\) 0 0 CD "T1 r0 Jl 0 )> (/) m z ::! z m r-1 OJ c r rm ::! z ""0 c OJ l en :::1: m c m < m ::c -< -t c m (/) 0 )> z 0 "Tt ::c 0


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Entertainment Coolio Out On Bail After Drug Arrest COOLIO LOS ANGELES -Authorities say rapper Coolio has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of drug posses sion. He was arrested and booked on felony narcotics possession after being stopped at Los Angele s International Airport on Friday morning. The 45-year-o1d Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon lvey Jr., was released after posting $10,000 bail. The arrest was first reported by the celebrity gossip Web site TMZ.com Coolio's manager, Susan Haber, said she had not yet spoken with the rapper and could not comment. The rapper, who gained fame for his 1995 single "Gangsta 's Paradise," was arrested in June on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for driving with a suspended license. Anornev: Rihanna Will Testitv If Called RIHANNA LOS ANGELES Rihanna's attorney says the singer would testify against Chris Brown if called as a witness in her. boyfriend's assault case Donald Etra, who is representing the 21-yearold Barbados native, said Friday that Rihanna would be required by law to testify if prosecutors subpoena her. Etra appeared in court Thursday when Brown made his first on charges of assaulting and making criminal threats to his superstar girlfriend. Brown's arraignment was postponed until April 6 Etra said Rihanna, whose real name is Robyu Rihanila Fenty, wants the case over .with quickly. "She wants to get along with her life and career;'' he said. Jackson sues, Calls Planned Auction Malicious' LOS ANGELES -Michael Jackson sued an auction house Wednesday to halt the scheduled sale of thousands of his personal possessions, an action the firm says caught it completely off-guard. The King of Pop's company, MJJ Productions, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday against Julien's Auction House. It claims founder Darren Julien promised to send Jackson an inventory of sale items, but that the singer hasn't given permis sion to move them all. The suit claims many of the items are "priceless and irreplaceable" and describes the attempt to sell them as "malicious, fraudulent, extreme, outrageous and without any legal justification whatsoever." Julien said Wednesday night that the lawsuit was a "total surprise to us, because Jackson had been. apprised of everything since the day we started. His manager has approved everything." Michael Announces London Show MICHAEL JACKSON LONDON -Michael Jackson has returned to the spotlight after eight years marked more by scandal than by song and told a crowd of screaming fans that he would play a series of London engagements -his first concerts since 2001. Wearing his trademark sunglasses and a silverembroidered black military-style jacket, the King of Pop said his series of shows in July will be his "final curtain call" in the British capital. "This is it," Jackson said in a brief statement punctuated by the squeals of fans who gathered inside the massive 02 Arena in southeast London on Thursday. "And when I say this is it, I mean this is it." Although Jackson said the shows would be his last in London, his statement left the door open for further concerts elsewhere. Promoter AEG Live told the BBC the shows might be part of a bigger, final world tour. An hour and a half late, Jackson appeared at the 02 -where the series of 10 concerts are due to be staged this summer -to announce the gigs. More than 300 journalists had been marshaled to capture the event, even though news of the concerts haq leaked out to the media days before. A telegenic army of .screaming fans was there to greet their star -although many in the crowd said they .were there to catch a live show due to play shortly after the announcement. The hours spent waiting frayed some tempers and a few fans shouted obscenities at journalists being escorted in ahead of them for the announcement. But most were just happy to catch a glimpse of Jackson. Drug Charges Dropped Against Rapper ATLANTA-A judge in Atlanta has dismissed felony drug charges against rapper Lil Wayne. The Grammy-award winning rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was arrested in August 2006 at a hotel. Atlanta police said they found unmarke_ d bottles containing hydrocodone and a generic form of Xanax, along with a small amount of marijuana. On Tuesday, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson granted the rapper's request to suppress on the basis of an illegal search. Carter's attorney, William Head, said his client wasn't staying in the LILWAYNE room where the arrest was made. Carter currently faces drug charges in Arizona, stemming from a January 2008 arrest, and a weapons charge from 2007 in New York. ..... 0 1\) 0 0 mitment" from Brown. z "It's obviously a kind of C commitment from him to "TT her that he was serious about the fact that this will never happen again," Zwecke:J:" said. 813.247.5128 .... ....


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The All Star event gets under way at 5:30p. m. The event will feature both boys and girls' games with some of the top seniors in the area. All of the county's high schools will be represented. The extravaganza will also have a girls and boys' three-point shootout and a boys' slam dunk contest. The schools will be divided into the East and the West. The game offers fans a last chance to see some Hillsborough County seni ors play and the chance to support a good cause. The event was started by Sam Horton and the game will be dedicated to him. The public is invited. to come out and be supportive. Tiuer Woods Will Plav Next Week After a short-lived comeback in the Arizona desert last week-and plenty of guessing among golf scribes, tournament directors and fans as to when he might return-Tiger Woods will make his second start of the 2009 season at the WGC-CA at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, starting Thursday. Woo4s made the announcement Friday on his Web site, which for most of the week kept the public guessing as to when he would return. Under the headline "Next Event Scheduled" were the letters "TBA" until about 2 p.m. EST, when the letters "WGC-CA" filled the void. The deadline to enter was 5 p.m EST. t Keys. Made 79 And Up: .......... 011 Outs1de Wh1te Pamt.. ........ $14.90 gat., Roller Pan Set.. ... ................... $3.49 3" Brushes ... ............................... 99 ea; LIMIT 2 WITH THIS AD ONLY!! Cooper FamiiV Calls OH Search MARQUIS COOPER CLEARWATER--The family of NFL player Marquis Cooper says they have de c ided to discontinue their search for the 26-yearold man and two friends still missing in the Gulf of Mexico. In a statement released Friday, Bruce Cooper said his family is beginning the healing process and needs time to be together and remember his son. Cooper described his son as a great father and husband. The football player was aboard a 21-foot fishing boat when it capsized in rough seas. Only former USF player Nick Schuyler was found alive The Coast Guard called off its search on Tuesday, but the Cooper family had remained optimistic, enlisting private pilots and charc ter boats to continue the search. Iverson savs He'll Do Whatever It Takes' ALLEN IVERSON AUBURN HILLS, Mich. --Allen Iverson says he will come off the bench if that's what's best for the D etroi t Pistons. Iverson attended the team's practice on Thurs d ay after visiting doctors at Georgetown University in Washington. H e said in a statement tha t he's disappointed the soreness in his back will force him to miss two weeks, but doctors told him .treatment and rest are best. Iverson said his goal hasn' t changed since arriving: to help the Pistons win a championship. He says he'll do "whatever it takes" -"regardless if I'm starting or coming off the bench." Iverson has missed three straight games. Detroit i s six games under .500 with Iverson starting, which coach Michael Curry says Iverson won't do when his back is healthy enough for him to play. For Sale: The House That Michael Vick Built MICHAEL VICK'S HOUSE DULUTH, GA --For sale: the remains of an American success story gone horribly wrong On a peaceful cul-de-sac in Atlanta's prosperous northern suburbs, a behemoth of a home sits empty and lifeless at 2927 Darlington Run. Four towering columns greet those who enter through a double set of thick, wooden doors. Out back, an idyllic lake laps at the edge of the yard. Within the walls, all the tell tale signs of wealth and luxury a pool room, a movie theater, an indoor golf range, assorted-sized statues of black panthers throughout. This was Michael Vick's abode, a stucco-and-gatedcommunity testament to his amazing rise from the rough streets of Virginia to NFL superstar. But Vick's spectacular career was sacked by a dogfighting scandal. While he sits behind bars, serving out the remainder of a nearly two-year sentence, his three-storied former house now eerily quiet is about to go on the auction block. The proceeds from Tuesday's sale, which requires a minimum bid of $3.2 million, will help pay down the quarterback's gargantuan debts. That's the cold, hard business of bankruptcy. But before the title to eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a four-car garage passes off to a new owner, it' s worth taking one last look at a most tangible monument left by this former star, a once-in .-a-generation athlete who had it all before hubris brought him down. T.O. Signs With Bills For $6.51 BUFFALO, NY --Terrell Owens needed only two days to find another place to play. The Buffalo Bills decided to take a chance on the talented but high-maintenance receiver signing Owens to a $6.5 million, one-year deal Saturday. The 35-year-old Owens caught 69 passes for 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns last season with Dallas. But the Cowboys were looking to improve the atmosphere in the locker room and decided they would be better off without him. "I'm leaving America's team ( for ) North America's team," Owens said at a news conference. The Bills will be Owens' fourth stop. He started with San Francisco, bounced to Philadelphia -where he helped the Eagles get to a Super Bowl-and then to Dallas: "I must move on, and it's beginning for me," Owens said. "If I can be that extra added piece to get them to the playoffs, then 'TERRELL OWENS that' s what I'm here for. I looked at the defensive side of ball and offensive side of the ball, and these guys have all the pieces." The Bills were in need of a receiver to take the pressure from Lee Evans. They got one of the biggest names out there. "We all know of his tremendous ability and look forward to what he will bring to our offense," Bills owner Ralph Wilson said in a statement. "This is a very exciting day for the Buffalo Bills."


BEAUTY UNLIMITED rn Barklev Begins Serving Time o n DUI Charges CHARLES BARKLEY PHOENIX --Former NBA star Charles Barkley began serving a three-day jail sentence Saturday for a drunkendriving charge. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Barkley already had been acting like a inmate," even chatting with others at Tent City, where inmates are housed in tents rather than traditional jail cells Barkley has a private tent, but is close enough to other inmates to talk, Arpaio s aid. Barkley, a TNT studio analyst will s p end a ll of S aturday in custody, but will be given work r e l e a se from 8 a m to 8 p m Sunday. He will get work release at 8 a m. Monday and will not have to return to the tents at 8 p.m. That's a total of 36 hours in jail. Arpaio said Barkley i s not being given special treatment and has a separate tent for his own safety. Meals will be brought to him. "I didn't have to put him in the tents. I could have put him in a cell all by himself -that would be special he said. He's just lucky it's not the summer. It's 130 degrees in the summer. Arpaio said he planned to meet with Barkley on Saturday and ask him to talk to the county' s 200 inmates ages 15 to 17 about not making the same mistakes he did Movin' On Up -'Rampage' Sets Stage For Title Shot Against Evans QUINfON 'RAMPAGE' JACKSON COLUMBUS, Ohio -Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's left hook was onc e again his most formidable weapon at UFC 96 on. Saturday night, and though it put Keith Jardine on the mat throughout the night, it couldn't keep him there. A game Jardine battled the former champ for three hard rounds but couldn't find the answer to Jackson's impressively technical striking attack, en route to a unanimous decision loss. "I didn't expect him to be that tough," Jackson said after taking the clear-cut victorY: 30-27, 29-28, and 29-28 on the judges' s corecards. I won' t call him 'Sardine' no more." Jackson used a mixture of effective punch combina t ions with takedowns and ground control to wear Jardine down over the course of thre e rounds Afte r the fi ght Jackson was critical o f his o w n p erformance s a ying h e f e l t o vertraine d at the star t of the fight -a proble m Jackson admitte d he'd rarely experienced b e for e He'll 'likely get little time to recover, as UFC pres i dent Dana White announced his intention to put Jackson into a title fight with light weight champ Rashad Evans at UFC 98 on May 23 to replace the original main event between heavyweights Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir that was scratched this week -due to a knee injury that forced Mir into a recent surgery. Drew Gooden Joins Spurs For PlavoHRun DREW.GOODEN SAN ANTONIO Drew Gooden arrive d at his sixth team in seven years Thursday with the hope that he finally f ound a permanent home. The future can wait. The San Antonio Spurs got Gooden to win now Finally getting the addi tional big man San Antonio had long be e n s ee king, the Spurs signed Gooden f o r the remainde r of the sea son after the 6-foot-10 power for ward b o u ght out his contr a ct in Sacra mento e arlier this wee k Anthonv Apologizes -sonot-For Refusing To Sit CARMELO ANfHONY DENVER -Nugget s star Carmelo Anthony and D e n v e r coac h George Karl say they v e m ove d o n fr o m the f o rward's s u s p e n s i o n f o r refu sing to com e o u t of a g a me. Anthony sat o u t t h e Nu gge t s' l oss a t Detr oi t o n Tues d ay nigh t as punis h ment f o r his refusal to t a k e a breathe r in the third quarter a t India n a on Sunday H e r eturne d t o practiced W ednesday Karl s aid h e f elt h e had to sus p end Anthony for insubordination but that there was no ange r in his decision and there's no rift with his star play e r. Anthony agre ed, but he said h e didn' t feel he d eserve d t o b e s u s p ended in the fir s t place H e said it was just a matter of wanting to stay in the game because he had a hot shooting hand. LEAH This week's Beauty Unlimited feature is the lovely Leah. This Scorpio says her favorite entertainer is Tyrese, and her future ambition is to become a writer and model, Leah's hobbies are writing and fashion, and she likes around positive, enlightening people. Leah's philosophy of life is: "Everything happens for a reason." We congratulate Leah as this week's Beauty Unlimited feature. 0 s: )> :::0 (') :I: ..... 0 1\) 0 0 CD "TT r-0 :::0 CJ) m :z :::t :z m r-1 IXJ c: r rm :::t :z "tJ c: IXJ c CJ) :I: m 0 m < m -4 c: m CJ) 0 )> :z 0 "TT :::0 0 C) m .... w


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Mr. Errol C. Walker, Tampa. 2708 E DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.BLVD. TAMPA, FL 33610 Ph. (8131 Fux (813) 231-0521 Harmon Funeral Home John W Harmon, L.F. D J ames H armon, L. F D :5002 N 40th St. 626-8600 National Steve Harvev, Tonv Dunuv Top Bestseller list ::::: [ .Sl EVE Two African American authors top the New York bestseller list with their advice books. King of Comedy, morning show host, and Mr. Code Cracker himself, Steve Harvey tops list at #1 with his new book (released Jan. 27th), Act Like A Woman, Think Like A Man. His book has joined the company of Tampa's own, Tony Dungy, whose book, Uncommon is #3 Harvey, the man that woman sometimes love to hate, appeared on Oprah Winfrey recently, answer-ing questions from the audience. So enthralled with his book, Oprah invited him back to appear before a 'women only' audi ence. Quite hilarious and entertaining, Harvey, has now become the expert on what men really thing about love, relationships and intimacy. Perhaps he got the idea from his bodyguard and friend,-Big Boom, who has written several books about the same subject. Uncommon, is a book of teaching for all who read it. Bleaklev, Former USF Football Plaver Lost At Sea Is Mourned CRYSTAL RIVER, FL -A week after two NFL play ers and two of their friends sailed into the Gulf of Mexico on a fishing trip that turned disastrous, family, friends and the lone survivor paid tribute to one of the missing men. Several hundred people gathered at a Methodist church in Crystal River, a rural community north of Tampa, on Saturday after noon to remember William Bleakley, a former University of South Florida player aboard the boat. Relatives and his pastors recalled the young man's dedication to his family, and his hard work and positive attitude on and off the foot ball field. "His time here was far too short," Blake Bleakley, his older brother, told the mourners, "but.very well spent." Bleakley was aboard a boat owned by Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper the evening of Feb. 28 when .it overttirned in choppy waters off Florida's west coast. Corey Smith, a free -William Bleakley's brother Blake speaks during a memorial service for Bleakley SatUrday March 7, 2009 in Crystal River, FL. agent defensive lineman and 24-year-old Nick Schuyler, a former USF player, were also aboard Bleakley was a walk-on to the USF team, but later earned a scholarship and became captain. Coach Jim Leavitt said he was a skilled player, but that his biggest contribution was his positive spirit. Cooper's fami ly discontinued a private search for the men on Friday. In a statement, Bruce Cooper said the family had decided ... to forego a memorial service, but asked people to remember his son in their thoughts and hearts instead. "We are just beginning the process of healing," Bruce Cooper said. "We are stay ing prayerful. One day the pain will be a little less bur densome Right now, we just need time to be together and remember Marquis. President Obama Touts Job Creation From Stimulus Plan President Obama on Friday touted the b e n e fits of his economic recovery plan at a police cadet graduation made possible as a result of the r ecently passe d $787 billion stimulus package. President Obama says his stimulus plan will spur job creation "We've got big challenges ahead of us," Obama said at the ceremony for 25 new Columbus, Ohio police offi cers. But the stimulus plan would facilitate an econom ic recovery, he said, in part by helping support workers in law enforcement, teaching and other public sector professions. "Because of this plan, stories like the one we're celebrating here in Columbus will soon take place all across this nation," the president said as 1 he announced the distribution of $2 billion in new law enforcement grants from the stimulus package. The graduating cadets were informed at the end of January that they would be laid off because of a shortfall in the city's budget, Columbus Mayor Michael PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA Coleman said. A few weeks later, however, the city was given a $1.25 million stimulus grant through the Justice Department, which would provide funding for the cadets' jobs through the end of 2009. The cadets' future is uncertain beyond that point. "These 25 officers stand for more than just law and ord.er ," Coleman said. ''This is our nation's stimulus package at work ... and it's working right here in the city of Columbus. Obama said Friday that the latest unemployment figures prove the necessity of his $787 billion economic stimulus plan. Ohio Man Souuht In Deaths Of FamiiV Kills Self CLEVELAND, OHIO A man suspected of killing five members of his family and wounding another on Thursday committed suicide after police surrounded him in a house, police in Cleveland, Ohio, said Friday. Police say Davon Crawford, 33, killed his new wife, her sister and three children. Acting on a tip, police surrounded the house and then entered it after seeing a man who matched the description of suspect Davon Crawford step outside, police spokesman Lt. Thomas Stacho said. "They confronted the male hiding in a bathroom," Stacho said. "When he spotted the agents, then he took his own life." Cleveland police launched a manhunt Thursday for Crawford, 33, suspected of killing his new wife, Lechea Crawford, 30; her sister, Rose Stevens, 25; and three of Stevens' children, Davon Crawford was accused of shooting wife, her sister and her three chil12-year-old escaped; 7-year-old in hospital after being shot. Destiny Woods, 5, and 2-year-old twins Dion and Davion Primm. A 7-year-old boy was shot and hospitalized. A fourth child, a 12-year old boy, managed to escape. The Cleveland Plain Dealer also reported that a 2-month-old girl, the daughter of Davon and Lechea 1 Crawford, escaped the shooting unharmed and is being cared for


Crime Teacher Charged With Trading Nude Photos With Teenager CHRISTi MARTIN On Saturday, St. Petersburg Police arrested an Azalea Middle School teacher on charges of trading nude pictures with a 14-year old boy Christy Lynn Martin, 32, was released fr?m jail Sunday after posting a $20,000 bond. The investigation began after the bo y told an adult relative about the relationship with the teacher, and that relative told the boy's mother, who in turn notified police. Police said the boy to ld investigators that he had b ee n involved in a relationship with the teacher, but the exact details were not cle ar. During an interview, Martin allegedly admitted to sending the pornographic photographs to the boy. Police conducted their investigation throughout the day and discovered pornographic photographs. The boy was not a student of Martin's at the time of the alleged incident. Double-Murder Trial Begins LUC PIERRE-CHARLES ... facing a possible death sentenced. PASCO COUNTY -The trial for a man accused of murdering two teenagers began Monday. tile-Pierre Charles, 21, J, -: is facing two charges of first-degree murder. Investigators-report that Charles-killed Wesley Chapel students Derek Pieper; 17 and Raymond Veluz, 18, in July 2006. They were both shot to death on a dirt road in the Trilby area. TYREE JENKINS ... co-defendant awaits trial. Authorities reported that Charles was a drug dealer and got angry when h e felt his turf was being invaded and believed that Pieper and Veluz were involved Tyree Jenkins, another S U SPE;Ct ,i,n was arrested last summer, but no trial date has .been set for If. convicted, Charles could face a possible death sentence. (8l3) 248-192.1. Marshals Arrest Fugitive MICHAEL WILLIAMS ORLANDO -On January 14, 2009, Margarita Aponte, a 78-year-old mother and grandmother, was found unconscious after being the victim of a violent armed robbery. Ms. Aponte was walking from her community bank in Kissimmee when she was r eportedly robbed. She died from her injuries on February 27th. Three weeks ago, Kissimmee Police approached the Marshals Service to assist them in locating and arresting the man accused of the assault. Early Friday morning, Michael Williams, 41, was arrested in St. P etersburg where h e was hiding a t his grandmother's house. Williams now faces armed robbery and second-degree murder charges. Rape-suspect Faces More Charges CLEARWATER """""'..,...,.-----, Clearwater Police have linked James Blue, 40, to an addi tiona! case of sexual bat-JAMES kidnapping BLUE and impersonat-. ing a polic e officer. The cir cumstances of the case are similar to a previous arrest. Police said on January 24th Blue picked up the. victim in the area of South lind Lakeview Road. H e displayed a fake police badge and coerced the victim to get into his vehicle, where h e rape d her. In the previous incident, Blue approached the victim on the street, identifie d himself as an undercover officer and coerced the victim to get into his vehicle. H e then drove to another area, where he allegedly made the victim perform sexual acts in )ieu of being arrested and taken to jail. Investigators were able to identify Blue as a suspect and he was arrested on the charges. Police said there also may b e additional victims. Plant Citv Man Faces Marijuana Charge On Sunday, Tampa Police arrested a Plant City man on marijuana charges. Police report that officers ere patrolling the area of 40th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Sunday when they stopped Ali Jones, 33, for driving a ve hicl e wit h an expired tag. Wh en officers approached the vehicle, they reported smelling a strong odor of A check of the driver's license revealed that Jones's license was suspended. A search incident to arrest revealed 32 grams of marijuana. Jones was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. ALI JONES Police also reported that the registered owner of the vehicle is on probation for cocaine possession 'Cookie ladv' Killer Gets life Sentence POLK COUNTY -On Thursday a man was sentenced to liv e in prison for the murder of a 79-year-old woman known as "The Cookie Lady." In 1984, Anna Houston was found stabbed to death at her Lakeland apartment. Police said the stabbing was brutal. Robert Austin, 51, was found guilty in 2006 and reportedly apologized in court before the judge sentenced him. Authorities said DNA linked Austin to the murder while he was in jail on ROBERT AUSTIN drug charges. Ms. Houston .was known as The Cookie Lady because she enjoyed baking for kids and churches. MUirti!A.NI HALL Time: Doors Open at 7 pm Perfoming Arta1010 N. Macinnes Place Tlcktta CIII813,229.8TAR 818.229.7827 OR Online 11 'ADULT LANOUAOE' 'PRICES, DATU AND TillE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE' -t c m CJ) c 3: )> JJ ("') :I: ..I. 9 1\). 0 0 (0 'T1 r 0 JJ c )> CJ) m z :::! z m r I .aJ c r r m :::! z i"o. c: m r Cii :I: m c m < m JJ -< c m CJ) 0 )> .\ z 0 'T1 JJ 0 ... (J1


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Affected property owners will be given the opportunity to discuss the alleged v i olations Should anyone have any questions regarding these cases, please call the Office of the City Clerk at (813) 274-7286 Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Hear i ng Master with respect to any matter at the meet i ng or hearing, I they will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and ev i dence upon which the to be CASE# CASE# 08-23193 CASE # 08-24553 CASE # 08-26487 CASE # 08 : 28376 ... CORNELIO MERIELE A. BARCENAS YANCEY GIORGIANNI JOSEPH TRINITY PROPERTY KHAZAMI KATHY A. MARTINEZ PEDRO R. BARCENAS ALEX GIORGIANNI, AMY INVESTMENTS INC 8308 N 11TH ST., TAMPA FL 8716 N 52ND S T., TAMPA, FL BARCENAS,NEY 1918 E 115TH AVE TAMPA, FL C/0 SHONA CARCARY REG AGT SECT IONS: 19 49 SECTION CODES AMENDED : 1910703 N. 15TH ST TAMPA, FL SECTION : 19-50 4509 E. HENRY AVE TAMPA, FL 56 AND 27-77 TABLE 4 1 TABLE 4-1 MARIAN SUBDIVISION SECTIONS: 19-46 19-49 BRIARWOOD UNIT NO 1 SECTION : 19231 SULPHUR SPRINGS ADDITION LOT 19 AND 19-50 LOT 13 BLOCK 2 W % OF W 128 2 FT OF E 15 3.2 S Y, OF LOT 12 AND LOT 13 142776.0000 TILSEN MANOR SUBDIVISION 141528 0000 FT OF N 1 05 FT OF S 160 FT OF BLOCK 22 LOT 1 BLOCK 12 N 185 FT OF NE Y. OF SW Y. OF 146414.0000 CASE # 08-18093 141237 0000 CASE # 08-24937 SE Y. HIPPARD, MICHAEL CASE # 0823430 WELCH, PEARLIE 152 7 67.0000 CASE # 0828464 2917 E. 21ST AVE. TAMPA, FL 1606 E. 33RD AVE., TAMPA, FL ELFATTAH MAHMOUD SECTION CODES : 1 9-46, 19-50 WOODMAN, STELLA SECTIONS : 19-46 19-49 19-50 CASE# 0826531 2811 N. 13TH ST., AlB, AND 19-231 1009 E SENECA AVE., GREENVILLE SUBDIVISION TAMPA FL AND 19 2 3 1 HOLLAND TERRY TAMPA FL PLAT 3 PG 50 SECTIONS : 19-46 AND 19-50 BONITA 7806 N 14TH ST., TAMPA FL SECTIONS : 19 26_, 19-231 AND SECTION : 1 9 49 19 -50 19 238 LOT 3 BLOCK 1 NEBRASKA AVENUE HEIGHTS LOT 11 AND S Y, OF ALLEY 188452.0000 LOTS 7 AND 8 BLOCK 8 ABUTTING BLOCK 29 SULPHUR SPRINGS ADDITION ALAMEDA 143834 0000 ORO 4736-A LOT 3 LESS N 75 FT AND W 5 FT THE S 67 50 FT OF THEW 45 FT CASE # 08-19739 172567 0000 CLOSED ALLEY ABUTTING ON E OF LOT 1 BLOCK 6 MARTINEZ, MAIR CASE# 08-23610 AND S 25 FT OF LOT 7 AND 187051.0000 MARTINEZ, LUIS B. SOTO RAMON S ESTATE OF CASE# 08-25520 LOTS 8 AND 9 AND E 5 FT 917 E. POINSETTIA AVE. CLOSED ALLEY ABUTTING ON CASE # 08-28531 TAMPA, FL 1433 E. EMMA ST., TAMPA, FL DIMOV YORDAN I. BLK 75 SMALL, CARL C. SECTION : 19-50 2308 E 23RD AVE TAMPA, FL SECTIONS : 19-46 19-47, 19-49 NEBRASKA HEIGHTS SECTION CODES : 19-46 19-47, 147037 0000 3602 N. 13TH ST., TAMPA, FL AND 19-50 SECTION : 1 9-231 CASTLE HEIGHTS MAP LOT 1 BLOCK 5 AND N Y. OF 19-49 19-50, 19-233 CASE # 08 26532 BAKER'S J M SUBDIVISION LOTS 1 AND 2 BLOCK R ALLEY ABUTTING THEREOF AND 19-234 ZIEHL, WILLIAM A LOT9 BLOCK 9 144173.0000 171974 0000 AMAN'SCC 7807 N. 14TH ST., TAMPA, FL LOT3 BLOCK 1 172904 0000 CASE# 08-20102 CASE # 08-23693 188104 0000 SECTIONS : 19-46 19 49 AND 19-50 CASE # 08 28676 JOSEPH ABIMELECITERNIVAL MILES, HOWARD B. II STRALEY, DANIEUSTRALEY SULPHUR SPRINGS ADDITION _.,. REBECCA 8601 N 15TH ST., TAMPA, FL CASE # 08-25584 LOT 4 AND W 5 FT CLOSED IRMAM. .::J m ...1 w z j:: z w tJ) < c r:x: 0 ...1 u.. CD ... 9610 N. ASTER AVE., A/B. SECTIONS : 19-49 19-233 ARTHURTON CARMEN ALLEY ABUTTING ON E 1706 E NOME ST., AlB. AND 19-57 TAMPA, FL CHRISTO BELLE BLOCK 76 TAMPA, FL SECTION : 19-56 OAK TERRACE REVISED PLAT OF 10909 N 28TH ST. TAMPA FL 147043 0000 SECTIONS: 19-233, AND 19-49 THOMPSON S ADDITION TO LOTS 13AND 14ANDW% SECTIONS : 19 238 AND 19-56 FERN CLIFF TAMPA OVERLOOK CLOSED ALLEY ABUTTING ON COLLEGE VILLAGE CASE# 08-27498 LOT261 LOT2 BLOCK4 THE EAST SUBDIVISION CHARBONIER, RAUL 145585 0000 149929.0000 145104 0100 S 60 FT OF LOT 5 BLOCK 3 CHARBONIER, LAURA CASE# 08-24130 140581 0000 3711 E. BUSCH BLVD 3715 CASE # 08 28823 CASE # 08-20421 PIRICHY, CAROL D. TAMPA, FL MULAC DONALD RAY RENTAS, ANDREA CASE # 08-25765 SECTIONS : 1949 19-50 19-236 1912 E. HAMILTON, AVE 2603 E. LAKE AVE., TAMPA FL 1908 E. FLORA ST., TAMPA, FL LUNDY, ANGELA AND 19-237 TAMPA, FL SECTION CODES : 19-46, 19-49 SECTIONS : 19-49 AND 19-50 1815 E. WOOD ST., TAMPA, FL TEMPLE CREST UNIT NO 1 SECTION : 1 9-49 19-50 AND 19-234 WING F L SUBDIVISION SECTIONS : 19750 LOTS 3 TO 7 INCL LESS SR 50 SEMINOLE CREST ESTATES THAT PART OF LOTS 7 & 8 BEG CAMPOBELLO BLOCKS 1 TO 30 AT SECOR OF LOT 7 RUN W HILLSBORO HEIGHTS MAP RIW AND LESS N 10FT OF E 30 E 30 FT OF LOT 23 AND W 40 FT LOT 11 BLOCK 16 56 3 FT N 97FT W 44 7 FT N 53 SOUTH FT OF LOT 3 FOR ADD'L RD RIW OF LOT 24 BLOCK 7 174195 0000 FT E 127 F S 150 FT AND W 26 LOTS 11 AND 12 BLOCK H BLOCK2 149302 0000 FT TO BEG BLOCK 3 145392 0100 148053 0000 CASE # 08-21922 149027 0000 CASE# 08-21573 REPONSE REALTY GROUP INC., CASE # 08-26278 CASE # 08 27634 SAN FILIPPO, ANTONIO TtEE OF 10011 LAND TRUST CASE# 08-24171 HARRIS, JERRY W. URQUHART, STEVE 9208 N. 27TH ST., TAMPA FL 9/20/06 KNIGHTON QUIDENE 2609 E. 28TH AVE., TAMPA, FL 8401 N : 16TH ST TAMPA, FL SECTION : 19-231 10011 N. 25TH ST., TAMPA, FL. E./KNIGHTON, MICHELLE SECTIONS : 19-49, AND 19-50 SECTION : 19-233 TEMPLE TERRACE GABLES SECTIONS : 19-46, 19-47, 109Hi N 21ST ST TAMPA, FL CAMPOBELLO BLOCKS 1 TO 30 OAK TERRACE REVISED N 63 FT OF LOT 69 AND 19 50 SECTION : 27-77 AND TABLE 4-1 LOT 8 BLOCK 22 PLAT OF 148003 0000 BARBARA HEIGHTS BRIARWOOD UNIT NO 1 174277 0000 LOTS 245 AND 246 AND Y, ALLEY LOT6AND S 10FT OF LOT 5 LOT 7 BLOCK 20 ABUTTING THEREON CASE tl 08-26969 BLOCKS 1 '. 145667 0000 GILLESPIE, THOMAS 141648 0000 CASE # 08-26380 143351 0000 ASHBY, ALLAN STUCKEY, LAMONT CASE # 08-24378 FLASHER J. LOPEZ CASE tl GREEN, KA TINA CASE tl 08-22972 VALERIO, BOILVAR VAL 3202 TR A WILLIS-OWENS, SANDRA 8410 N.18TH ST., TAMPA, FL LOLKEMA CAROLINE 9402 N 16TH ST., TAMPA, FL LANDTST 1416 E. SENECA AVE., SECTION : 19-49, 19-50 1908 E. POINSETTIA AVE., \ OAK TERRACE REVISED PLAT TAMPA,FL SECTfONS : 19-46, 19-49 3202 E. 38TH AVE., TAMPA, FL TAMPA, FL OFLOTS 425 AND 426 TOG WITH SECTIONS : 19-46 AND 19-50 AND 19 50 SECTIONS : 19-49 AND 19-233 SECTION : 19-56 TAMPA OVERLOOK TAMPA OVERLOOK AL TAMIRA HEIGHTS NEBRASKA AVENUE HEIGHTS E Y. CLOSED ALLEY ABUTTING LOT 13 BLOCK 73 LOT 10 BLOCK 5 LOT7 BLOCK3 LOTS 19 AND 20 BLOCK 27 THEREON 144825.0000 144292 0000 156095 0000 143947 0200 145729 0000 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION 286 26 FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING \ .. SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FORTY-EIGHT (48) HOURS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING INTEREST ED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING w SHIRLEY FOXX-KNOWLES (!) CITY CLERK


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2009-DR-2855 Division J Darryl A. Dixon {Petitioner) And Marilyn D. Pedroso {Respondent) NOTICE OF ACTION FOR MINOR NAME CHANGE TO: Marilyn DelCastillo Pedroso 4110 West LaSalle Street Tampa, FL 33607 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your w.ritten defenses if any, to it on Darryl A. Dixon, whose address is 4115 West LaSalle Street, Tampa, FL 33607 on or before March 30, 2009, and fire the original with the clerk of this Court at 800 East Twiggs Street. Room 101. Tampa, Florida 33602 or P.O. Box 3450. Tampa, Florida 33601-3450, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may review these documents 4pon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office noti. fied of your current address (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915. ) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or of pleadings. NOTICE TO PERSONS IJYITH DISABILITIES. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court' Administrator's A.D.A. Coordinator ; (813) 272-7040, 800 E. Twiggs St., Room 600, Tampa, FL 33602, within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice. If you are hearing or voice impaired Dated February 19, 2009 PAT FRANK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ MARIAN ROMAN DEPUTY CLERK PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT INVITATION TO BID The SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Florida, seeks sealed bids from qualified bidders for Parking Lot at Citrus Park Elementary School, located at 7700 Gunn Highway, Tampa, Florida 33625; Athletic Track Conversion and Improvements at Leta High School, located at 4409 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa Florida 33614; and Parking Lot at North Tampa Alternative School, located at 8602 North Armenia Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33604 The scope of this project includes paving and related work with an estimated construction cost between $450,000 and $600,000. 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 :00pm on Tuesday, March 31, 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:l/168.254 1.35/documents/standards/index .htm HCPS will host a non-mandatory pre-bid conference on Thursday, March 27, 2009, 10 : 00 am at Leto High School, 11: 30 am at Citrus Park Elementary, and 1 :30 pm at North Tampa Alternative School. Attendees must sign in and present a photo ID to gain access to the conference Bidders must submit a 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 of required insurance prior to proceeding with the work The bid documents provide specific requirements for bid and surety bonds, and insurance Bidders are subject to the HCPS Small Business Encouragement Program, as described in the bid documents. B i dders may obtain up to two (2) complete sets of bid docu ments in PDF format on CD at no cost from Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp., 210 North Franklin Street, Suite 400, Tampa, Florida 33602, Phone: (813) 871-5331, for Citrus Park Elementary School and Leto High School; and Hamilton Engineering & Surveying, 311 North Newport Avenue, Suite 100, Tampa, Florida 33606, Phone : (813) 250-3535, for North Tampa Alternative School. HCPS reserves the right to award the bid to the lowest and/or best responsible bidder, to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid, or to reject any and all bids received THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA Avon Representatives Needed Al i r Call 813-832:4282 Or E-mail AVONLADYGEORGIA@YAHOO COM MARYELLEN EllA SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Be A ,\f,IP., Party : Guest' At Special Events Call (813) 244-0848 For Detailed Information Contact LaVORA @ (813) 248-1921 To Publish Your Classified Or Legal Advertisement In The Florida Sentinel Bulletin Email Your Ad To: ledwards@flsentinel.com Or Fax 24/7 To (813) 248-9218 Notice of Public Hearing A public hearing will be held by the Land Use Hearing Officer, pursuant to Hillsborough County Land Development Code, beginning at 9:00a.m., March 27, 2009, at the Board Room 2nd floor of the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, to hear the following requests Copies of the applications, department reports and legal descriptions are available for public inspection in a master file maintained by the Planning and Growth Management Department and the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners. All interested persons wishing to submit testimony or other evidence in this matter must submit same to the Hearing Master at the public hearing before him/her. The decision of the Land Use Hearing Officer will be filed with the Clerk within fifteen (15) working days after the conclusion of the public hearing ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEALi: ANY DECISION OR RECOMMENDATION MADE BY THE LAND USE HEARING OFFICER OR THE GOVERNING BODY REGARDING ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE FORTHCOMING PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE AS IT WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICI:l SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Additional information concerning these requests may be obtained by calling the Department of Planning and Growth Management at (813) 276-2058 VARIANCE REQUESTS Petition VAR 09-0325-E, Jean Ross requesting a Variance to the front, side and rear setbacks for property located 1302 Northwood Dr., zoned RSC-4 (MH) Petition VAR 09-0336-CW, Elisabeth E Judson, requesting a Variance to the front setba_9k for property located 306 Florida Dr zoned RSC-6 Petition VAR 09-0338-ER, Jan Hooks, requesting a Variances to the easement requirements and to the front setback for property located 4914 Sydney Rd. zoned AS-1. Petition VAR 09-0346-C, Charles L. & Catherine Thibaul t, represented requesting a Variance to the front and side setbacks for an accessory structure for property located 2020 Bearss Ave zoned RSC-4 Petition VAR 09-0353-EGL, Jose A Fernandez & Daysiumi Orizondo, requesting a Variance to the front, side and rear setbacks for property located 4502 W. Paris St., zoned RSC-9. Petition VAR 09-0366-KO, Stephen & Margaret Bennett, requesting a Variance to the side setback for property located 16570 Hutchinson Rd., zoned ASC-1 Petition VAR 09-0367-TN, Raul Hernandez, requesting a Var i ance to the rear setback for an Agriculture Stand for property located 7608 W. Linebaugh Ave., zoned Cl. Petition VAR 09-0369-CW, Sal Ingrassia, requesting a Variances to the front setback for property located 16216 Bonneville Dr zoned PD-MU Petition VAR Joseph P & Margaret R Hammontree, requesting a Variance to allow an easement in the USA and to the easement width for property located 10005 Davis Rd., zoned RSC-6 Petition VAR 09-0373-TH, Sterling Bay Homes, requesting a Variance to the size of an accessory dwelling for property located 11865 Ft. King Hwy zoned ASC-1 Petition VAR 09-0374-RV, Dr. Robert A Norman, requesting a Variances to the landscape, parking and front setback requirements for property located 10708 Riverview Dr., zoned CG. Petition VAR 09-0377-ABP, Syed Laeq Ali, requesting a Varia nce to building height and front setbacks for property located 6015 Rex Hal) Lane zoned CG. Petition VAR 09-037.8-PR, Madison SqiDare Group LLC, equesting a Sign Variance for p roperty located 5515 S 78th zoned CG. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEME NT RATE $8.00 1-20 WORDS AND 50 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL WORD OVER 20 THIS PRICE IS EACH TIME YOU PUBLISH YOUR AD PUBLICATION DEADLINES Tuesday Edition Friday @ 3:00 P.M. Friday Edition -Tuesday@ 3:00P.M. -1 c m en c 3: l:::u 0 ::I: -5:J N 0 0 CD "TI r-0 c l:-cn m z ::! z m r-1 ttl c r rm ::! z ., c ttl !: en ::I: m c m < m -1 c m en c l:z c "TI c


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This position requires a self-starter attitude, strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work independently with little supervision, interaction with people at all levels within the organization, and the ability to influence others to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work Education/Experience: Minimum of 5 to 7 years program management (or equivalent) experience preferably in the machining industry. Technical Bachelor's degree preferred, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). Familiarity with project planning software and tools are a plus Machine Shop Estimator-Prepare quotes for defense industry parts. Applicant must be capable of developing manufacturing cost estimates from prints, sketches, bill of materials or supplied solid models after sourcing raw material, outside vendor processes, and hardware requirements. 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