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Celebrating 64 Years In The Tampa Bay Area II_ A_ -II Crash dentified SEE STORY ON PAGE 3-A CELEBRITIES COME OUT FOR CHARITY New York Giants' player, Kay Jay Harris a Tampa native, hosted a Youth Sportsfest March 13th and 14th at his high school alma mater, Tampa Bay Tech. Several of his profession al football player friends and other celebrities were in town for the two-day event Friday eveni n g, the Celebrity Basketball Game was held. Among the participants were: Kay Jay Harris, Brandon Jacobs, NY Giants; Mike Parenteau Manager, Blue Martini; Darrell J ackson, Denver Broncos; Derrick W ard, Bucs; Derrick H a rgrove, Reality MTV; Alex Smith, Bucs; Reche Caldwell, Calvin Taylor, Tango, VHI-1 Love New York; Redell Anthony, Michael Bennett, Robert Bailey, Chuck Moo re, r eferees Cedric Was hington and Marlon Richardson; and Charles S immons, Winston Park Boys and Girl s Club. Proceeds from the event benefit youth c h arities. (Photography By Brunson) IAACP To Host 100111 Anniversarr Gala SEE PAGE 1-A Building Named After Activist SEE PAGE 2-A Business Closes For 40th Street Widening SEE PAGE 3-A Tn Used For Prostitution SEE PAGE 22-A


0) 0 N :I: (.) a: <( :iE Tampa Dentist Receives Award New Building Named In HonorOICDCFounder c a: u.. Left to right: Sgt. Anitris C. Burns and Dr. William F. Marsh. Dr. William F. Marsh, a local orthodontist, recently became the recipient of The > U.S. Army Freedom Team < Salute Commendation. This c War on T errorism and is proud to recognize your personal sacrifices in preserving the freedom and security of our Nation." Mrs. Chloe Coney, right, is shown cutting the ribbon to the Chloe Coney Urban Enterprise Center as Ms. Toni Watts, CEO of the CDC of Tampa, Inc., looks on. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor a: u. c z < c C/) w 1-w > w c w :I: C/) :::i m D. z i= w ...J ...J m ...:. w z i= z w C/) C ii: 0 ...J u. award is given to honor those individuals who outstandingly support soldiers and the Army Mission It is sponsored by the Secretary of the Army, Pete Geren and the Army Chief of staff, General George W. Casey, Jr. Sergeant Anitris C. Burns of the 143rd E xpeditionary Sustainment Command observed Dr. Marsh's efforts on the behalf of veterans and sol-diers on active duty and their families. The strong recommendation to the U. S. Army led to his selec tion. The commendation reads in part: "The Army. greatly appreciates your support to Soldiers fighting the Global Dr. Marsh, a Vietnamera veteran, indicated that he understood the need for family and community support when soldiers answer the call to duty. He said. "I will continue to give my help. The men and women in the military who defend our country and our freedoms deserve our best efforts." Dr. Marsh is the first African-American dentist to open a specialty practice in Tampa. He is a graduate of Morehouse College, Meharry Medical College and Howard University College oT Dentistry. Dr. Marsh has maintained a private orthodontic practice in the Tampa Bay area for -more than 30 years. During her tenure as Manager of Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center, Mrs. Chloe J. Coney had the opportunity to observe other cities at work. It was after returning from on e of those trips, that Mrs. Coney came to realize that she could improve h e r native city, with a con ce ntration on East Tampa. Mrs. Coney found e d the not-for-profit Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. ( CDC of Tampa, Inc.) more than 1 5 years ago. On Tuesday, family members, friends, co-work ers, and associates gathe red to witness the dedication of a n ew building named in her honor Th e building is locat ed at 1907 E. Hill s borough Avenue. I am just grateful to be a servant of the Lord and now CENTENNIAL GALA IDLLSBOROUGH COUNTY BRANCH NAACP Higgins Hall 5225 llimes Street, Tampa, Florida 33607 Friday, May 22, 2009 6:00pm (Reception) 7:00pm (Dinner) THEME: One Hundred" The Hillsborough County Branch N-AACP is soliciting your support by publishing your t)rganization or business in our souvenir scroll journal. Please select your ad choice by circling the appropriate ad size SOUVENIR SCROLLJOURNAL PRICES.-Fun Page $100.00 --lhir Page $ 50.00 Donations are $400-Table or $50-Individual Call 813-234-8683 to reserve your table All ads will be full color. glossy, and should be submitted camera-ready to pspenfla@aol.com Please subnut your payment to: Hillsborough County Branch NAACP and mail to: Hillsborough County Branch NAACP, PO Box 4266, Tampa, Florida 33677, no later than Aprill3, 2009 For additional infonnation contact Pat Spencer at 813-205-3834 Thanks in advance for your contribution. ORGANIZATION/BUSINESS NAME:----------------CONTACT PERSON'S NAME: __________________________ __ ______________________ __ ORGANIZATION/BUSINESS TELEPHONE#:------------------------'-ENCLOSED CHECK#: CHECK AMOUNT: ___________ Among those in attending the building dedication honoring Mrs. Chloe Coney were from left to right, Rev; Thomas Scott, Pastor Ernest Coney, Dr. Juel Smith, and Ernest Coney, Jr., COO of the CDC of Tampa, Inc. I'm ready for the next jour n ey. I am so proud of what this organization has accom plished. We went from trash to treasure and we know that we have done this ourselves. Now, Toni Watts and Albert Lee are continu ing to do awesome things. "But, wit h each new death, we are losing our leadership in the community We must leave a legacy by training ot hers to take our place and then moving o n and allowing them to do what need s to be done," Mrs. Coney sai d She further stated that Bobby Priester, of R. W Tymewell Construction Compa ny, i s one of the success stories of t h e CDC of Tampa, Inc. "Bobby started with our Men to Boys program at the age of 13 They mentored him through high school and at Florida A & M University, where he received his degree as an Architect. It was amazi ng that one of our own works for the construction company responsible for the new building." As founder and president of the CDC of Tampa, Inc., Mrs. Coney led several community drug marches to bring attention to the drug and other criminal activity at the intersection of N. 29th Street and E. Lake Avenue The organization's first Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Coney created an organization that was both community-based and com munity-owned. Her goal was to raise the economic, educa tion, and social levels of residents in the area through employment, business and home ownership. Under her tutelage, the CDC of Tampa provided job community prid-e, entrepreneurship, revitalization of commercial areas, affordable housing, and youth leader s hip development. The first project of the CDC Of Tampa, Inc., was Nehemiah Project Community Building Laundromat and an Ice Cream Shop at the corner of E Lake Avenue and N 29th Street. The CDC also purchased a building that formerly housed a bar and opened several offices including the Audrey Spotford Center. Some of the other accomplishments Mrs. Coney achieved while heading the CDC includes the East Tampa Busi ness Incubator, an building on Dr. M. L King, Jr., Blvd., that houses six small businesses, and the One Stop Capital Center that houses the CDC's 1 Administrative Offices, Career Resource Center, Business Resource Center, and Housing Opportunity Center. Prior to creating the CDC of Tampa, Inc., Mrs. Coney's work history includes serving as the Manager of the Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center, employment with the Department of Justice's Weed & See d Program, and serving as the first African American female Probation and Parole Officer with the Department of Corrections in Hillsborough County. Mrs. Coney is currently the District Director for Congresswoman Kathy. Castor serving_,}he District of Florida. After graduating from. Hillsborough High School with honors, Mrs. Coney continued her education at Florida A & M University, where she earned a B. A. in Sociology and Corrections. She also earned her Master's Degree in Biblical Counseling from Florida Beaoon Bible College. Mrs. Coney has been the recipient of numerous awards, certificates, and other forms of recognition on a local, state, and national level. Married to Pastor Ernest Coney Sr., Senior Pastor of Spirit of Truth Ministries, Mrs. Coney is the mother of three adult children and three grandchildren.


'TI :II Features East Tampa Business Closes For Widening 0140th Street Some of the staff members of Big John;s Alabama Barbecue are: front row from left to right: Fannie, Nee Nee, and April. Standing from left to right are: Philip, Chris John, Clifford, Cory, and Fred. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Tuesday, March 31st will be the last opportunity that patrons of an East Tampa business will have the oppmtunity to visit for sev eral weeks. Big John's Alabama Barbecue is closing its doors for the expansion of the N 40th Street Widening Project. Forty years ago, the late Rev. John Stephens had a vision that he could offer his own ver sion of barbecue to the commu nity He opened the doors of Big John' s Alabama Barbecue in 1968 at 5705 N 40th Street The business grew and threw the yea rs, the business grew and de v eloped a following from throughout the county However at the end of this month, the business will close its doors until a new building is con structed next door to its current location "The road widening is taking the entire building. We are going to be closed about three months, but we are coming back bigger and better, Ms. Jabessa Stephens Major said. She stated that her mother Stephens' widow), Mrs. Sallie B. Stephens, who is now 82 years old, is the primary owner of the business and th e children are all shareholders. Rev. Stephens, w ho was the father of 10 chiltiren, operate d !; u the busines s until his death in 1994. However, having the fore sight to ensure that his legacy re mained after his life came to an end, he a lso prepared and trained his children to follow in his foot steps. The business continues to be operated by his children and his grandchildren. Mrs. Stephens also owns the land adjacent to the bu s iness and that is where th e new building will be constructed. "We just want to thank our cus tomers for 40 years of support and we realize that we are blessed to hav e such good and faithful customers," Ms. Stephens Major said. In addition to operating the business, Rev. Stephens a lso founded First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gard e ns. H e served as pastor of both that church and Mount Olive Baptist Church of Bradley Junction for 21 years Throughout the years, Rev. Stephens' offspring have opened and closed barbecue businesses such as barbecue es t ab lishm e nt s as First Choice, Georgia Boys, and Campbell's Barbecue in various loc a tion s throughout the city. Th e only one operational today i s B. J.'s Barbe cue at th e int ersec tion of BayToBay. Blvd., and South Dale Mabry The family plans to con tinu e the l egacy began by theidath er Police Ask For Help Locating Missinu, Endangered woman Tai'Jlpa are asking the public for helw in loc a ting a woman who war> reported miss ing last year. Police said Saron Yvette Marshall,_. 45, was reported missing by her family July 1st, 2008. Detectives h ave been working the .case since th a t time According to police spokes-per son, Andrea Davis, r ece ntly they received information that someone had seen Marshall July 4, 2008 as a front seat pas senger in a medium Blue Dodge 4-door truck parked next to the Blue Note Bar on Nebraska Avenue. Davis said evidence has re cently surfaced where they be-SARON MARSHALL ... reported missing last year. lieve Marshall is in danger Anyone who has seen this woman or knows her where abouts is asked to call (813) 231-Man Who Died In Crash Identified s: )> On March 13, th e Florida Highway Patrol reported that a man had been killed in an accident on State Road 60 and Pinewood Avenue. According to their report, avehicle was traveling west on State Road 60 and for unknown reasons it veered off the road way and struck a power pole. The vehicle then overturned onto its roof and erupted into flames The drive r was unable toescape from the vehicle, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Because of the nature of the crash, officials were delayed in identifying the victim. On Wednesday, he was positively identified as 48-year-old Joseph Thomas Fells. According to his sister, Mamie Fells, Joseph was the s ixth of seven c hildren H e and Mamie, born on the same day 7 years apart, had a close bond, as they both did with the rest of the family Mamie Fells said her brother was a loving person, a JOSEPH FELLS great son, father and friend "He always had a smile on his face, loved to workout all the time, and once he got back from working out, it was time for him to get dressed with his creased pants. "When I saw him dressed, he was one of the sharpest dressers :IJ in Tampa: He always smelled good, and my sisters use to say I'll he was like a female, because he had to look good for the ladies : He will truly be missed." o Ms. Fells said she didn't CD know it would hurt so bad to lose someone of his nature. "One thing I can say is when you know the Lord and have been brought up on His words, you know things are going to be alright, and that eases the pain a little "I want people to know that when something like this happens to someone, they need to stop and don' t pass judgment, because one day it may be them or one of their loved ones going through this hard, tragic situa tion. I don't wish this on any one. Just remember, God does not make mistakes. And this 'TI battle is not ours. It's the b Lord's.'' The family has asked Ray Williams Funeral Home .to help with arrangements. Services have been scheduled for Mar:ch 28th. :IJ 6 )> 0 m z ::! z m Economic Stimulus Task Force To Meet r;aJ c: r r m ::! z The Hillsborough County Economic Task Force will meet Friday, March 27, from 1 :30-3 :30p.m., in Con-"tJ ference Rooms A an d Bon the 26t h floor of County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa C: For more information please contact Jaksa Petrovic, Economic Development at (813) 273-3719. Michelle B. Patty Advertising; Inc, (813)495-3702 1-866-352-4200 c;; m 0 m < m :IJ < -f c: m 0 0 )> z 0 'TI :IJ 6


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Columns Cleaning Up Somebodv-Eise's Mess When comedian D. L. Hughley made his comment about then Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama, most people thought D. L. was either crazy or suicidal. In essence, the comedian said, "I hope Obama doesn't win the presidential election." His audience gasped. Then he explained, "because if Obama wins. then that means he's gonna be blamed for all the things that white boys messed up, in the first place (Hughley's words, not mine). And as far as I'm con cerned, white boys messed it up, and they aught to be the ones to clean it up!" Nervously, D. L's audience rose to the punch line and laughed. No doubt, here late ly they realize what D. L. meant. Everywhere we look, we see a pile of manure. AIG is stinking to the high heavens! Indeed, things have gotten so bad a crusty old senator from Iowa approached his colleagues and soundingever-so-rnuch like movie star Jimmy Stewart when he star,red in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," suggested that the CEO ofAIG should commit hara-kiri .(that's Japanese suicide, y'all)! Former vice _president Dick Cheney has arisen from the dead and proclaimed undying love for radio's Nosferatu himself, better known as Rush "I Hope He Fails" Limbaugh. And the ragged beat goes on! Meanwhile, newly invested Pres. Barack Obama has done, in a matter of 30 days, what his predecessor was or unwilling to do in more than 30 months. Such spring cleaning in the White House has no doubt not been seen i10r done since "Give'em Hell" Harry Truman took over as Chief Executive and the effete elite bit their nails to the quick. Yet, with all the new President has accomplished and is preparing to accomplish, there seems to be a knot in the fthroat of Capitol Hill. I spoke about it, last week. I sliall speak about it now, arid eve r y week until either news print goes out of style or papers go out of print. There seems to be an unde niable reluctance on the part of a pronounced American leadership -many of them Republicans, but not all of them to see a Black-led Presidential cabinet do what a previous cabinet was unable or unwilling to do ... to save America from itself and to rescue the world from fiscal, political and philosophical insanity. Call Barack Obama "Black Super Man" if you want to! Say all manner of unsavory things against what this man has said, tirelessly and forthrightly. But the one thing that cannot be said about the Obama adminis tration is that it speaks from both sides of its mouth Like JFK, FDR and even Harry Truman before him, it is evident that what Barack Obama says, HE MEANS! And Washington, D C. is scared stiff! We are not surprised that Dick Cheney has come out of the closet with his love jones for Rush Limbaugh, just as we are not overlyshocked to realize how horri fied certain elements of American leadership would be/ will be when Obama suc ceeds (and he WILL succeed) But what tickles us is how close a so-called TV-comedi an came to nailing the truth about the mess on Capitol Hill and who was responsible for putting it there. But there is one thing D. L. Hughley obviously has forgotten This isn't the first time a Black man has had to clean up afterAmerica. As someone said, long ago In order to lead, you must first know how to serve!" Black American Insight continued from page 4-A into the interior of the conti nent. This means our ances tors could have come from a variety of ethnic groups, which I will share with you next time. Meanwhile, don't. let anyone tell you that Barack Obama's election means we should stop teaching our children or talking about slavery. Though it is not our complete heritage, slavery is part of our history, no mat ter how painful it may be to Blacks or shameful to whites. Harambee! we Fall Down, But we Get Up Gospel singer, Rev. Donnie McClurkin recorded a popularsong, 'We Fall Down, But We Get Up.' That song very appropriately defines the sit uation the United States finds itself in today The country as a whole has fallen down. Today our coun try has literally fallen down and the economy is so bad it has knocked millions of Americans to their knees. But this is nothing new to America We have been down before and we h ave endured hard times. On every occa sion, we have gotten up and prospered. Check the record books for the Great Depression of 1929. The stock market crashed, and the economy went into the tank. It was certainly a blow that caused Americans to fall down But Americans got up and moved ahead to a boom ing economy. We can all remember the terrorist attack of 9-11 It was a sneak attack that caught Americans b y surprise and left them stunned, confused and knocked to their knees. We mourned the dead tried to figure out what had happened to us when we got up, brushed ourselves off and once again moved ahead. Yes, we, in America, fall down, but we get up I could go on and name some other events where we fell down, but got up, but you get the point. Today, we face another one of these situations. It is one where naysayers are saying we will never get up again. We are now living in a time when Americans are saying that all our efforts to get up seem to be heading in the wrong direction and all the things that we are doing are doomed to fail. Never in our history have so many of us been so negative in our belief that it is only a matter 6f time before we stand to our feet and roar down the road of success. Arllericans must remember the saying that you have to spend money in order to make money. The current administration is doing two things. It is spending money to make money and to put money into circulation. Any economy with a lot of money circulating is one that will be successful. These are times when Americans must believe that we can get up and recover. We need to be optimistic and spread optimism all across ;!! this land. This is not the time 0 for politics Too many people are really experiencing hard times. So my fellow Americans, do not despair in spite of the difficulties of the moment. I can't say when, but this country will rise again from the deep dark hole we have fallen into. Again, we fall down, but we get up. :!! c )> CJ) m z ::! z m r I tD c r r m ::! z "D c tD r u; X m 0 m < m :::c -< c m CJ) c )> Who's Calling The Shotsil The las t time I checked the President of the United states was Barack Obama. So, why are people like Rush Limbaugh, and his Republican media service, directing the country and what needs to be done for blue-collw pe ople? Every time you turn on the television and listen to politi cal analysts, you hear people what needs and should be done to help unem ployed people and blue-col lar workers. Yet, none of these people have a vote in Congress or identify with either of those groups. What we do have are elect ed officials and community groups. They are the people we d e p e nd on to let our voic es be heard, and get things done that can improve all of our l i ves That effort is impeded by th e hypocracy that exists in the media and in society. Rush Limbaugh, armed z with his First Amendment first African American presi-c right, is allowed to spew dent, and that in itself needs "T1 rhetoric that's offensive, bigto be recognized as in(iication :::C oted, and racist. However, of just how far we've come in when African American race -< activists like Rev. 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Local Water Crisis Results In Tighter Restrictions REV. SCOTT City Council Chairman BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Thursday morning, members of the Tampa Cit y Council voted to approve tougher water restrictions. The restrictions are in response to the continuing drought through the state. Members also vot ed to reduce the number of days of irriga tion to twice a month. It had previously been once a week. The Phase II restrictions allow hand watering only dur ing the same hours and the same day as before, irrigation for non-turf landscaping hand watering and micro irrigation. Irrigation for new turf can only be hand watered. No one will be allowed to use a sprin kler system unless they have r e claim e d wat er. Rev. Thomas Scott said, We are in a crisis and it's going to get worse before it gets better." The e mergency water ordi nance came about a fter coun cil m e mbers w e re told about the water l e vel in the Hillsborough County R eservoir. Th e R eservoir is prima r y w a t e r a"'f d th e Hill s borou g h Rive r record low wat e r A r e pr ese ntative from th e City 's wat e r d e p artment told counc il membe r s that the water lev e l was a t its halfway point. Usu ally, council memb e rs are r e quired t o hav e a n it e m on the agenda, to hold tw o public h e arings, a nd a s e cond reading of the ordinance before making it law. Howeve r the watering restriction was viewed as an emergency ordinance and that rule does not appl y If the drought, which is now in its third year c ontin ues even tougher restrictions could be put into place. Individuals caught illegally watering face citations rang ing from $100 for the first offense to $450 and a manda tory court appearance Detectives Investigate Man's Death At noon Thursday, Hillsborough County deputies were called to a house at 3425 Laurel Dale Drive about two men fighting When deputies arrived, they found an adult male dead inside from what appeared to be blunt force trauma A second adult left the scene, but was found later. 1''':'?::<:r:::,,i::':'i'' The victim has been identified as EQJi222tJ!tlZ:Bi!lliJ David J. Grove, 59 The second man involved in the DAVID J. GROVE fight on the front porch of the residence is being interviewed No charges have be e n filed at this time Flee Pianos To NotOrganizations The Patel Conservatory at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is offering free pianos to nonprofit organiz a tions. Th e offer is being made in conjunction with th e Holland American Cruise Line. The pianos are being off e red at no cos t to th e nonprofit or g ani zations pro v iding they pay for all moving a nd tran s portati o n costs. Th e pianos will arrive on Sunday, M a r c h 22, 2009 mus t b e picke d up by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Th e seco nd g r o up o f pia n os will a rri ve o n Frid ay, M a r c h 27, 2009 mus t b e picked up before 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30,2009. All pia n os a r e e ith e r g r a nd pia nos o r b a b y g r a nds, in V :::0 () :I: 1\) 9 1\) 0 0 CD Jarvis-El-Amin, wh o w as the vic e-pres id ent, said h e resign e d becau se in his opin ion, the group wasn t gong in the direction he felt it should. Robin Lockett, the group' s secretary, said she felt she needed to spend more time focusing on her other projects. full right now, and very time consuming. Other chambers have also had growing pains, "TT so this isn't that unusual." r-" I officially resigned Tuesday. I thought it would be best if I stepped down and moved on M y plan right now i s to g e t involved with other empow erment groups. I think I brought gr e at organiz a tional s kills to the group but things just didn t work out." Founding membe r and board member, Michelle B. Patty, said she resigned weeks ago. "''m the political chair of the NAACP and I'm involved with the Hillsborough County Democratic Black Caucus. "There' s a lot going on politically and people need to be informed about that. I just wasn' t able to be fully committed to the Chamber with my other responsibilities I think the Chamber is a As the Chamber's secretary, Ms. Lockett said she has been informed of other resignations, but nothing official or in writing has been initiated at this time. Candy Lowe, President of the Chamber, said she would reserve any comment until she's had the opportunity to talk with the members who have resigned. Historic Harlem Academy Alumni Meeting 0 ::c c )> (/) m z :::! z m r:c:J c: rrm :::! z "'C c: OJ c (/) I also feel the Chamber wasn t going in the direction I felt it should. I envisioned when I came aboard a different concept, and that wasn't happening. :t The Historic Harlem Academi meeting will be held on Sunday, m March 22, 2009, at 5 p. m at 1002 W. LaSalle St All interested C persons may attend. Pictures and CDs from the Historic Marker Dedication are m ::c "I plan to work more with other organizations that I available. Harriet Scott, Secretary and Frances Cheeks Jennings, President. Young Middle Magnet School Presents ... 365 Days A Year Dinner Program Of Black History Affair! 4 ..... 1. ..... ..:.-wjtf=t .. &c.M'a .. ',... les' d Productions ... Entertai nrw"11., .. r11T" Paying tribute to: The Temptations, The Little Rock Nine Tina Abraham Lincoln, Michael Jackson, The Jaci z c "TT ::c c "'C )> G) m --..1 I )>


0') 0 0 C\1 0 C\1 J: (.) a: <( :1E }i c a: u. c a: u. c z <( en w ::> .... > a: w > w c w J: en ::::i m ::> a. z i= w ...J ...J ::> m I ...J w z i= z w en <( c a: 0 ...J u. <( I CIO w Local Mother 01 Former State Senator Dies Alter lengthv Illness BY ffiiS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Funeral services for Mrs. Shaddie Robinson Miller, mother of former State Senator Les Miller, will be held on Saturday at 2 p. m., at St. Luke A. M E. Church, Mrs. Miller, who was 93 years old, died Wednesday following a lengthy illness A native of Lake City, Mrs. Miller and her siblings moved to Tampa to live with an aunt after the death of their parents. Mrs. Miller was 13 years old at the time. Her son said, "She had to drop out of school in the 8th grade to go to work as a domestic. But you never would h ave known it. She was a brilliant lady." Mrs. Miller met and married Lesley Sr., and to that union two .children were born, Les MRS. SILWDIE ROBINSON MILLER Miller, Jr., and the late Mrs. Annie Mae Williams Gooden. The couple was married for 49 years at the time of Mr. Miller's death in 1985. Miller said his parents were poor, but they were passionate a b out instilling positive values in their children and the need to obtain AlsoApp:earing: Mr. Andrevi o Hillsborough County Realth Dept. HIV/AIDS 104 Training AP-ril23rd-25th.2009 \W Clarion Hotel 2701 E. Fowler Ave. Tampa, FL 33612 For More Info Contact: Rev. Pauline L. Cole At 813-237 1350 Or Email : wozlnt@netzero.com www.womenofzioninternational.org Vendors, Display Your Wares Please Call813234-0874 Or813-237-1350 an ed ucation. Mrs. Miller was an SOyear member o f St. Luke A. M. E. Church and served on the Usher's Board until her health failed. She was a member of the National Council of Negro Women, the Tampa-Hillsborough Urban League, and the Lily Security Benefit Association. She enjoyed singing to her children and her favorite song was, "It's Well With My Soul," her son stated. "My mother had be e n ill for a while. But, she was in h e r ri ght mind up until her death. She taught us so much and always said to 'Neve r forge t whe r e you come from.' S h e was a r emarkable lady," Miller said. She is survive d by her son and his wife, Councilwoman Gwen Miller, 2 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends Wilson's Funeral Home is in charge of handling arrangements. ., I : l :) .:. Support The Florida Sentinel A -dvertisers 'love Fest' Celebration To Honor Murder Victim DEBORAH CLARK BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer The most painful thing any parent can endure is to bury o n e of their children. That's exactl y what Ms. Ethel Helms had to do seve n years ago. Her daughter, Deborah Denise Clark, was strangled to death in her apartment. This Sunday, March 22nd, Ms. Helms will host a Lov e Fest" in honor of her d aughter. "Since I started having these every year since 2006, it has h e lped us cope with Deborah's death. Deborah was full off life and had a smile that could light up even t h e darkest room. Her heart was full of gold and she would help anyone in need." The "Love Fest" will consist of family and friends reminiscing and sharing laughter of how Deborah loved to eat and loved people, danced when she ate food. "The family will start out by gathering at Deborah's grave site to put fresh flow ers on her grave. Later, we will gather, look at photos of Deborah and laugh as we try to do the dance steps she enjoyed so much. "We had a special treat last year when Deborah's grandmother from Georgia came. On February 4, 2009, Jesus called her home, and she'll be missed this year." Ms. Helms said if you let Jesus lead you through your trials and tribulations; you can make it. "You also need to have the power of forgiveness. I'm glad Jesus gave me the strength to face the young man that took her life. I just wanted to tell him face-to-face, I forgive him." Ms. Helms said she lost touch with a lot of Deborah's friends, and prays they will read this article and attend the event. Contact Ms. Helms at (813) 231-2513 for more information about the event.


Religious ::D c )> Union No. 2 session Hosted Bv Mt. carmel :: )> ::c (') Session convening at Re-Birth M. B. Chwch l)nion No. 2 of the Union Foreign Missionary Baptist Association, Inc. will hold its first session on the year, March 24-28, 2009. Mt. Carmel M. B. Church of Plant City, Rev. Donald White, Pastor, and First Lady Marie Tarver White, will host the session at Re-Birth M. B Church, 1924 E. Comanche Ave., Rev. Dr. Zachary Hudson, Pastor. The theme is "Doing It Better By Doing It Together," Nehemiah 4:6, 1 Corinthians 3:9. Dr. Hudson and his congregation so graciously opened their doors to us," Pastor White stated. The roster of churches in this union are: Mt. Carmel, Rev. Donald White; First Baptist of Lincoln Gardens, Pastor Anthony W. Greene, Union #2 President; New First Union, Pastor B. E. Garmon, Sr.; Piney Grove M. B. Church, San Antonio, Pastor Willie B. Roberts; St. John M. B. Church, Dade City, Pastor Harold Thomas; Northside M. B. Church, Shepherd's Men :I: REV. DONALD WHITE ... Host Pastor REV. ANTHONY GREENE ... President, Union No.2 REV. DR. ZACHARY HUDSON ... Pastor, Re-Birth Pastor Ricardo Robinson; Macedonia M. B. Church, Zephyrhills, Pastor Eddie Nunn; Springhill M. B. Church, Pastor Eugene Garnett; New Grace Mary, St. Petersburg, Pastor Larry Billue; Evening Star Tabernacle M. B. Church, Pastor Jerome Griffin. Fred Sanders; First Missionary Baptist Church of Seffner, _Pastor Nathaniel Love; Greater Friendship M. B. Church, Pastor Madison Murray; and Mt. Olive M B. Church, Bradley, Pastor Eugene Kendricks. As the host church, Mt. Carmel is in charge of the Opening Night Program on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 7:30 p. m Their special g uests will be: city officials, business personnel of the state and their special guests, recording artists, the Gospel Warriors, along with choirs of the union. r 0 :!:! 0 > en m Also, Unity M. B. Church, Pastor Hubert Hunt; Macedonia M. B Church, Pastor Local Non-Profit oners Free Gowns For Prom z Sisters Empowering Women, Inc. (SEW) has free evening gowns for girls to wear this :::! Prom season The Gowns for Girls program provides evening gowns to girls whose families can't afford to purchase a dress. To qualify a child must receive free or reduced lunch, live in a r;sing l e parent household with limited income, be in foster care or living in a home that is at or below poverty level. Specia l circumstances are sometimes considered for those who may not r r meet the outlined r e quirements. m Prom is a special time for a high schoo l student," said SEW President Toni Boyd. "We :::! know that with these tough economic times there are many families finding themselves in a financial pinch. Boyd said many families who a year ago may hot have needed assistance, c: are now finding it hard to pay the mortgage, and a gown for prom just seems out of reach. Karin Davis-Thompson, SEW's Executive Vice President, said the organization has en assisted more than 150 girls since the program 's inception. ffi It 's wonderful to see the looks on their faces when they find the perfect gown," Davis-C Thompson said. She said about half of the gowns are new, while the others have been donat-e d b y various organizations and members of the community. m ::c Gowns are provided to girls living in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk counties. < Appointments are REQUIRED. Contact SEW at (813) 300-2208 or e-mail: sisterssew@yahoo.com for an appointment. There is also limited assistance available for m hair make-up and shoes. Mount Ca mel Missionary Baptist Church Plant City, FL 33566 Pastor Donald White (813) 770-2424. (813) 325-7078 Is Hosting > z c ::D c 1st Annual Fellowship & Awards Service For The Tampa Bay Area Union Number 2 of The Union Foreign Baptist Association, Inc. President, Anthony W. Greene Moderator, Pastor Fleming Tarver Convening At Sunday, March 22, 2009 4P.M. New Mt. Zion M. B. Church 2511 E. Columbus Dr. Tampa, FL 33605 New Mt. Zion Youth Choir Will Sing Re-Birth Missionary Baptist Church t?.a: F:.a,ct Comanche Ave. Tampa, FL 33610 Dr. Zachery Hudson, Pastor PASTOR: SPEAKER:


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H e talked with his f ather, Lee, Sr., about attending hi s sc hool 's prom, and wondered what it would be like. He loved to dance, and was r eally looking forward to the event. What Lee, Jr. didn't plan on was an accident during hi s junior year. While riding his bicycle, Lee, Jr. was struck by a car. The accident left him a quadriplegic, and forced him to use a mouthpiece to con trol his wheelchair. For months, Lee, Jr. was involved in rehabilitative e fforts in Tampa and Miami before he was released to return to his family. Subsequent health problems forced Lee, Jr. into a center in Dunedin where he eventually returned to school at Tarpon Springs High School. They had a full-time nurse there, and it was a good fit for him. Family members said Lee, Jr., despite his injuries, still wanted to attend his school prom, and thanks to his LEE COWARD, JR. family and some classmates, did attend and was the first person to hit the dance floor. Lee, Jr. told family members his dreams and goals were still alive, and he wanted to attend college and study psychiatry. Last Tuesday, Lee, Jr.'s journey came to an end when his health problems became fatal. He passed away while in the care of the Fletcher Rehabilitation Center. Lee, Sr. said watching his son go from good to bad was painful. "He was pretty blessed to overcome the obstacles he had to go through. He was a strong young man and accepted his condition, kept his head up, and his mother, Tyna, was at his side from day one despite having to endure her own struggles. This is very tragic for all of u s." Lee, Sr. said h e wants the world to know his son was a good kid and although he didn't have much, he gave love to everyone he met. "Before the accident, he told me he wanted to be a good running back, and he loved to do flips. He was very athletic. Through it all, he did attend college, and received a certification in computer technology. "His main dream was to be a psychiatrist. At least, that was part of his dream. Wilson s Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, and anyone wishing to make a donation to assist the family with expenses can contact the funeral home at (813) 248-6125 Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at' (813) 248-0724, or e-mailed a't lcrews@jlsentinel. com. No More Violence Rallv Against Homicide Announced In 2004, Mrs. Darla Saunders was brought the worst news any parent could receive. She was told that her son, Isaiah "Iceman" Brooks, had been murdered not far. from his home. Even more painful for her were the circumstances surrounding her son's death and the way he was found After the death of her son, Mrs. Saunders and her husband, Elliott, decided to put together a support group for other parents who had lost their children to violence. ELLIOIT AND DARLA SAUNDERS That group, Advocates For Safer Communities, had brought together several fami li es in the area w ho are still waiting for the killer of their children to be brought to justice. It was alsoinstru- mental in getting the Tampa. Police Department to establish a Cold Case Squad. I must say that Detective Eric Houston has been helpful to all of u s, and constantly maintains contact with us when h e gets n ew information. We need the support of law enforcement to get justic e for our children. There's no other way. Mrs. Brooks has planned a "No More Violence Rally Against Homicide For March 28 2 009 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in front of the Hope Food Store, 4002 North 22nd Street, on the corner of 22nd Street and First Baptist Church Of Progress Village 8616 Progress Blvd. (813) 677-1948 CLOTHES GIVE-A-WAY Saturday, March 21, 2009 8 a.m. -12 Noon At The Church Clothing For Men, Women, & Children REV. SAMUEL MAXWELL Pastorfl"eacher Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Mrs. Brooks said they are still reaching out to more parents to join their support group. '' I know som p'arents may feel the person who kitled their child will never be caught. We don't feel that way, and we do whatever we can to make sure the person or persons responsible know 'we haven't forgotten and will never forget "It's important that the media works with us to keep hope alive and to rattle the guilty ones into confessing their sins." Mrs. Saunders has vowed that even when her son's case has been solved, she wiH continue to work with others so their loved ones can rest in peace. Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or e-mailed at lcr ews@/Z entine l.com.


Sutlday,-?darcn 22, 2009 Local Alumni Plan All-Class Reunion St'ngfe 's :M-inistry 8tfi _;1:nni11e1'sary Cefi!6ration Allen Temple AME Church The planning committee for the 2009 Middleton High School All-Class Reunion is set to host the June 25-28 event in Tampa. All Middleton alumni and guests are invited. Shown here are committee members, kneeling left to right, Ronida Durant, Yvonne Douglas, Jeannette Williams and Fre,d Hearns. Standing, left to right, are Vanderlyn Owens, Denise James, Jacquelyn Griffin, Alumni Association President Calvin Simmons, Barbara Grayson, Patricia Cooper and Joseph Hicks. Not shown are committee members: Woodrow Simmons, Margaret O'Neal, Barbara Wright, Osa Russell, Ophelia Ball and Luvator Nelson. Middleton Teen Chosen To Panicipate In Militarv Summer Camps BY GWENDOLYN HAYES Sentinel Editor While some are labeling Middleton High School as a troubled, D' school, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Katherine) Bullard. are pleased that their daughter, Ms. Katherine Kylila Bullard is a st;udent there. She is a junior. Within the past few weeks, Katherine has been notified that she "has been chosen from among thousands of highly competitive applicants to participate in the" 34th Annual Summer Leaders Seminar at West Point and the U. S. Air Force Academy Summer Seminar. KATHERINE KYLILA BULLARD the Junior Computer Technician for the school as a member of the Computer Systems and Technology Magnet Program. Appreciation Praver Breakfast MARY E. MAY Supporters and prayer partners of the Mary E. May Intercessory Prayerline Ministry, founded by Sister Mary E. May, are invited to a Complimentary Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, March 28, 2009, 8 a m -11 a. m. The scholarship presentation will occur during this service. The breakfast will be held at New Salem M. B. Church, Rev. Willie J. Cook: Pastor 2101 N.Lowe Street Tampa, Florida 33605 www.allentempletampa.org All are invited to attend. First BaPtist Church ol We.st Tampa, Inc. 1302 N Willow Ave, 33607 Rev. Rayford Harper Pastor/Teacher "Reaping The Harvest While The Fields Are Ripe" Rev. Henry Green, Ill 11 :AM Speaker Please Sunday March 22, 2009 3:00PM Rev. Dr. C. T. Kirkland, Pastor, Mt. Pleasant M. B. Church Katherine is putting the finishing touches on the application for both seminars and will be attending during June. She is a member of the National Honor Society, President of the Junior Class and Delta Gems, member of Future Business Leaders of America, Pai'liamentarian of Middleton's Skills USA, Treasurer of Campus Life, and Captain of the Lady Tigers Basketball Team (and MVP). 405 N Oregon Ave., Dr. Henry Lyons, Servant/ FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF LINCOLN GARDENS In addition to being chosen to attend the summer semi nars, the selection entitles her as a top candidate for admission to either academy with Congressional nomina tions. Katherine started her high school career in the International Baccalaureate Program at Hillsborough High School, but transferred to Middleton after 1-112 years, where her mother is a member of the faculty. While there, she received the award for top English stu dent and completed a 2,500-word thesis on the perfect form of government accord ing to Plato's Republic. At Middleton, Katherine, also known as Kylila, has become very involved. She is Additionally, she placed 3rd in TOBA's oratorical contest, was first-place winner of M{ddleton's Poetry Jam contest for this school term. Kylila has volunteered with the Children's Cancer Center, Relay for Life and the Heart Walk The very outgoing and energetic student says, "I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. I wi ll always give more than what is expected of me. I hold high expectations for myself and others around me, and I won't settle for anything e l se other than greatness." Teacher. 4025 W. Plmetto str .. t, Tmp, FL, 33607 (813) a7e-1351 To RSVP, please call (813) REV. A. W. GREENE, Pastor 231-3180. You Are Invited To Attend Baptist Church Of Lincoln Gardens' St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church 7221 S. Sherrill Street Port Tampa, Florida 33616 (813) 839-5263 Building On A Firm Foundation Sunday School -9:30 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship 1 0:55 A.M. Tuesday Night Bible Study 6 P.M. Wednesday Night Prayer Service & Bible Stu(fy -6:30 P.M. Trans rtation Services Available 9th Annual HOPE (Help Opening Pathways to Education) Scholarship Program Theme: "Realizing The bream" Mr. James M. Evans Founder And Executive Director Of Tampa Bay Acndemy Of Hope Sunday, Mar-ch 22, 2009 11 A.M. ::r: I\) 1\) 0 0 CD 'TI r-0 :::D (/) m z ::! z m r I Ill c: r r m ::! z c: Ill r c;; ::r: m c m < m -f c: m (/) c )> z c 'TI :::D c


en 0 0 N 0 N :I: (.) a: <( ::2: c a: u. c a: u. c z <( c CJ) w ::l 1-. > a: w > w c w :I: CJ) :J Ill ::l a. z i= w ...J ...J ::l m I ...J w z i= z w CJ) a: 0 ...J u. <( I N ,... w (!) Local New 'Miss Thomas Jefferson High School' Crowned Last month, the Fifth Annual Mr. & Miss Thomas Jefferson High School Scholarship Program culminated with the crowning of the n ew queen for 2009-2010. The winner was chosen from ten outstanding juniors competing for the title. In the end, one young lady walked away with the title of "Miss Jefferson." Shantell White, last year's winner, was on hand to crown JaLisa Jones as the new queen. The event was held on February 26th, in the school's auditorium. In addition to winning the coveted title, JaLisa was also the recipient of the Dragon History Award for achieving the highest score Miss JaLisa Jones recently won the title of Miss Jefferson High School during the Fifth Annual Mr. & Miss Jefferson Scholarship Program. on the Jefferson History Test and the Dragon Star Award for the talent compe tition. The daughter of Reverends Harry and LaTonja Jones, JaLisa is a membe r of the Academy of International Finance, the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Gov ernment, the J efferson High School P e p Squad, and the Distributive Education Clubs of America She currentl y has a 4 9581 grade point aver age. The National T echnical Honor Society spon sored the event. Kristen Bargallo, i s presid ent of the organization. Ms. Henderson i s the advisor and Dan Bonilla is the p rincipal. NAACP Concludes Anniversary Celebration With Gala In February 1909, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) came into existence. Last month, chapters of the organization throughout the, nation held various events honoring its birth. The Centennial Gala of the Hillsborough County Branch of the NAACP will be held on May 22nd, at Higgins Hall, 5225 N. Himes. The theme for the celebration is "We Are One Hundred." Ms. Pat Spencer, Secretary of the local branch said the organization will publish a Centennial Anniversary Edition Scroll Journal. "We are planning one of the grandest ever. This full color unique scroll design journal is one of a kind {l.nd the first of its kind to b e published in our community. ''The journal will be introduced at our Centennial Gala. Our Semi Formal Gala will include a 'seal breaking' cer e mony to commemorate this Centennial Anniversary Edition Scroll Journal," Ms. Spencer said. The NAACP is the nation's oldest pre-eminent civil rights organization Now, in existence for a century the NAACP is respon sible for a number of victories in the struggle for justice and equality in America. The NAACP continues to be at the forefront of issues paramount to our communities The orgariization's efforts have led to the launching of new initiatives in voting rights, education, technology and many other issues. For nearly 100 years, the NAACP built and grew on the collective courage of thousands of people. People of all races, nation alities and faiths united on one premise that all men and women are created equal. The Hillsborough County Branch of the NAACP has been in existence for 9 7 years. Curtis Stokes is its current president. Reservations for .the Gala can be made by calling the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP at (813) 234-8683, or by contacting Ms. Spencer at (813) 2053834. City Editor Iris B. 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All About \'ou "T1 ::IJ c II Happv Anniversarv I i .. 1st Year Anniversarv MR. And MRS. STRONG We would like to wish our parents a happy annive rsary. Coming from, your babies, Johnathan, Breanna, John, Jr., and Darrell, Jr. I, Mrs. Strong, would like to wish my husband, Mr. Strong, a very happy 1st year annive r s a ry. Baby, this first year of being your wife has been the best year of my life and we have a lifetime ahead of us. This i s only the beginning. Pictures speak louder than word s jus t lik e the name it' s Strong. ANDRE And DENEEN MAXWELL Wedded Couple C. Moses Griffin and Sheba Moses Griffin were w e d on February 15, 2009 at Ragan Park Auditorium. Family and friends joined them. At Heritage Gala LaShune Harris-Jordan, Rubin E. Padgett and Roberta Horsley were among guests at the Heritage Festival Gala at the Pepin Hospitality House. by By Brunson) I have n t made many good decision in my life, but when I d ecide d to m arry y ou it was the BEST decision I've ever made Happy 5th y ear a nniv ersary, Lovely. I will always love you a nd n eve r l e a ve you. Fro m your on e and onl y, Andre. TARVAREZ, SR. MR. And MRS. JIMMY L. MCCREE Happy birthday t o m y baby's f athe r on 3-21-09. Wi s h you m a n y more year s to come. W e lov e you B ae. Love, Keisha and On March 8, 2009, Jimmy L. McCree and Josephine Pugliesi e x change d vows and became one, as husband and wife in hol y matrimony. Tarvarez, Jt. Hills b oro u g h Count y The ce r e m o n y was h e ld at Wakulla, Florida. What are the Building Blocks to Healthy Relationships? Head Start/Early Head Start is offering fullday, FREE seminars for eligible singles and couples with children ages 0 --5 who want to improve the relationship they ARE IN or WANTTO BE IN. Participants must meet income guidelines For more information or to register call Serena Cisneros at 813-272-5140 x3167 Come find out the keys to RELATIONSHIP HAPPINESS! Seminars also include FREE professional child care, breakfast, lunch, door prizes and gifts! Build a f amily, build A community : Su ccess s t arts with Head Stllrt 1\l 0 1\l 0 0 CD "'0 c: tD l en ::I: m c m < m ::IJ -< -t c: m CJ) c )> z c "T1 ::IJ c ..... (.,) I )>


0) Sports ci N J: (). a: <( :2 <( c a: LL c a: LL c z < c (/) w :::::) 1-> a: w > w c w ::J: (/) :::i ID :::::) o.; z t= w ..J ..J :::::) ID ...:. w z t= z w (/) a: 0 ..J LL. King High School's Basketball Team Completes Historic Season The King High School Basketball Team (front row, L-R): Adrian Federick, Rethell Oliver, Anthony Ratcliffe, and Chauncey Day. Second row (L-R): Andrew Donaldson Reshard Brown, Jamal Willingham, Stephen Lanier and Damir Pamic. Third row (L-R): Antwoine Gardner, Asst. Coach Marvin Somerset, Asst. coach Steven Torkelson, Head Coach Sam Lanier, Asst. Coach Rashard Thurston and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick. As college teams prepare for the 65-team tournament toward naming a national champion, locall y we have a high school team that made history. The King High School basketball team finished their season 23-7, the most wins in the history of the school. They also won 21 games in a row and allowed less than 50 points a game this season. That was also a record Head basketball coach, Sam Lanier, said he is very proud of his guys, and although they fell short of a state championship, the team did bring the school its first regional title. "These guys really played well and I'm very proud of them. I've been at King for six years, and it's gratifying t o see these guys become so successful." "With their AAU, Spring League and Fall League programs, and all the work they put in during the off season, I saw something special." Coach Lanier had 5 seniors on this year's team, 3 of them starters. Tables, Cbln & Tents lvaiiMIII Clowns Avallallll "I feel good about our chances next year. We'll continue to work hard. We need them to contin u e to b e unselfish in their play." I think we were a better defensive team this year, and that's why we had such a successful year." Coach Lanier said next year, he will have two guards and a forward returning from this year's team, and they will be looked upon as leaders. "My son, Stephen, will be a senior next year, and I'll expect him to step up. We have others we1l expect to step up as well as we expect to repeat this year's success and takej t a step further by winning a state title." Looking back, Coach Lanier said two years ago, they won 12 games, and last year, they finished the season 15-8 "Each year we improved and the kids played well together and got along great off the court." Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-.0724, or emailed at lcrews@flsen::. tinel.com. look At What NBA PI avers Are Earning These Davs In these tough eco nomic times, there are a gro up of people who have managed to get by wit h their earnings Professional athletes haven't f elt the economic crunch as muc h as others, and in the National Baske tball Association, that becomes very apparent when yo u see what these you ng m e n are earning. Because NBA contracts are guaranteed, several play e rs sat on the bench and earned enormous paychecks. Stephon Marbury, earned $254,154 a game, although he missed 56 games (total $ 14 ,2 32,624).Joining him was: Gilbert Arenas who. missed 63 games ($178, 700 a game, total $11 258,151 ) Monta Ellis who missed 50 games ($134,146 a game, total $6,707,317). Tracy McGrady who missed 28 games ($23 9 195 a game, total $6,697,463). Michael Redd who missed 33 games ( $192,439, a game, total $6,350,487). Elton Brand who missed 31 games ( $167,779, a game, total $5,201,136 ). The two top salaries in the NBA are earned by Kevin Garnett ($24,751,934) and Kobe Bryant ($2 1,262,500). Below is a team-by-team breakdown of what the big name athletes are earning Atlanta Hawks Mike Bibby, $14,983,603 Boston Celtics Stephon Marbury, $20,840,625 Ray Allen, $18,388,430 Paul Pierce, $18,077,903 Charlotte Bobcats Emeka Okafor, $9.537,500 Gerald Wallace, $9,500,000 Chicago Bulls Brad Miller, $11,375,000 Ben Gordon, $$6,404,749 Cleveland Cavaliers Ben Wall ace, $14,500,000 LeBron James, $14,410,581 Dallas Mavericks Jason Kidd, $21,372,000 Dirk Nowitzki, $18,077,904 Denver Nuggets Kenyon Martin, $14,431,818 Carmelo Anthony, $14,410,581 Detroit Pistons Allen Iverson, $20,840,625 Rasheed Wall ace, $13, 680,000 Richard Hamilton, $10,812,500 Tayshaun Prince, $9,500,000 Golden State Warriors Monta Ellis, $11,000,000 Houston Rockets Tracy McGrady, $19 614,000 YaoMing, $15, 070 ,550 RonArtest, $7,400 000 Indiana Pacers Troy Murphy, $10,126,984 T.J. Ford, $8,275,000 Los Angeles Clippers Zach Randolph, $14,666,667 Baron Davis, $11,250,000 Marcus Camby, $10,000,000 Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol, $15,106,000 LamarOdom, $14,148 596 Derek Fisher, $4,700,000 Memphis Grizzlies Darius Miles, $9,000,000 Darko Milicic, $7 020 000 Miami Heat Jermaine O'Neal, $21,372,000 Dwayne Wade, $14,410,581 Milwaukee Bucks Michael Redd, $15,780,000 Richard Jefferson, $13,200,000 Minnesota Timberwolves AI Jefferson, $11,000,000 Mike Miller, 9,128,575 New Jersey Nets Vince Carter, $14,724,125 New Orleans Hornets Peja Stojakovic, $12,528,000 Tyson Chandler, $11,400,000 David.West, $9,862,000 Antonio Daniels, $6,200,000 James Posey, $5,585,000 Morris Peterson, $5,400,000 Chris Paul, $4,574,189 New York Knicks Larry Hughes, $12,827,676 Eddy Curry, $9,723,983 AI Harrington, $9,226,550 Oklahoma City Thunder Malik Rose, $7,647,500 Orlando Magic Rashard Lewis, $16,447,871 Dwight Howard, $13,041,250 Jameer Nelson, $7,600,000 Philadelphia 76ers Elton Brand, $13,757,844 Portland Trailblazers Raef LaFrentz, $12 722,500 GregOden, $5,011,680 Sacramento Kings Kevin Martin, $9,260,335 Kenny Thomas, $8,562,000 San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan, $20,598,704 Tony Parker, $11,550,000 Manu Ginobili, $9,905,248 Toronto Raptors Shawn Marion, $17,810,000 Chris Bosh, $14,410,581 Utah Jazz Andrei Kirilenko, $14,106,000 Carlos Boozer, $11 ,5 93 817 Deron Williams, $5,069,449 Washington Wizards Gilbert Arenas, $14,653 ,466 Antawn Jamison, $9,923,285 Caron Butler, $9,249,980


Sports Broncos' Buckhalter Denies Buving Drugs From Alleged Pa. Dealer CORRELL BUCKHALTER ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -Correll Buckhalter denies he was involved with an allege d drug dealer who is on trial in Pennsylvania, according to his agent. A suburban Philadelphia prosecutor said Wednesday that an alleged drug dealer told police he sold drugs to athletes including Buckhalter, a running back who signed with the Denver Broncos last month after eight seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. "First of all, this n ews cau ght both Correll and m e by surprise this morning," agent J.R. Rickert said. "When I found out, I talke d to Correll, who said to m e there i s absolute l y n o validity to the a llegation that was m a de. H e did not purchase drugs from thi s individual or speak to thi s individua l on the phon e." Buckhalter signed a four-year, $10 million contract with the Broncos last month. D elaware County D eputy District Attorney Katayoun Copeland told a jury Wednesday that 36-year-old Styles N. Beckles, of Clifton Heights, Pa., told officers he provided drugs to Buckhalter, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, which is covering the trial. N either Buckhalter nor any other athletes have been charged. Cowbovs, Patriots, Two Other Teams On Peppers' Trade Wish list JULIUS PEPPERS CHARLOTTE, NC Julius Peppers wants out of Carolina and wouldn't mind going to N e w England. The Panthers will let him go only for what they feel i s fair compensa tion. The long-running offseason drama involving the four-time Pro B ow l d e fen sive end is nowhere near a resolution, leaving the Panthers without salarycap space and Peppers' future uncertain. A day after the Panthers dismissed an NFL.com report that Peppers was close to being dealt to N e w England for a second-round pick, a p e rson close to Peppers said Tuesday the Patriots are o n e of the team s for which h e' d lik e to play The Dallas Cowboys and two other unide ntifi e d NFC teams also are on Peppers' four-t eam wish list, according to the same p e rson speaking on condition of anonymity because the trade talks w e r e suppose d to remain confidential. lB Angelo Crowell Signs With Bucs ANGELO CROWELL TAMPA--Th e Tampa B ay Buccaneers found h e l p for a d e pleted l' n e backer corps, s igning free agent Angelo Crowell. Crowell, who miss e d all of 2008 because of a knee injur y, was a third-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2003. Two years ago, h e had the best season of hi s career, fin ishing 2007 with a team-leading 140 tackles, two sack s one interception, one fumble recovery and one forced fum ble. The 27-year-old is joining a defense that's being overhauled after the release last month of starting linebackers Derrick Brooks and Cato June. He has started 41 of 65 career games and is expected to compete with Quincy Black and Adam Hayward for playing time at strongsi de linebacker. tvnch Expects To Be suspended MARSHA WN LYNCH ORCHARD PARK NY-Bills running back Marshawn Lynch says h e expects to b e suspended by the NFL f o r hi s latest run-in w ith the l aw a nd h e's gotten the message that th e l eag u e "won't tolerate any more scr e w-ups from him Lynch h eld a 9 -minute n ews conference with r eporters o n Wednesday, a day after h e met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in N e w York. The meeting was p art of the league's investigation into whether to di scip line the Bills starter after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge in Los Angeles earlier this month. Apologizing for making a mistake and having poor judgment, Lynch came away from the m e ting with Goodell b elieving h e'll b e s u s p ende d Lynch ex p ec t s th e d ecision to b e m ade with in 10 d ays. suspect In Williams Slaving Has Hearing In 2nd Murder Case DENVER --Bail has been set at $2 million in a murder case against a man who is also charged in the separate drive-by slaying of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams. Willie Clark had a bail h earing W ednesday in the shooting death of Kalonniann Clark, w h o was sc h edule d to testify in an attempted murder case. Authoritie s say Kalonniann Clark's case isn't related to William's death, and there is no known relationship between Kalonniann Clark and Willie Clark. Willie Clark is being h eld without bail in the New Year's Day 2007 shooting death of Williams. More than a dozen armed sheriffs deputies stood in DARRENT WILLIAMS the courtroom during the bond hearing for Clark and two co-defendants, Brian Hicks and Shun Birch, the alleged triggerman. A judge set Hicks' bail at $2 million and Birch's at $1 million. All three are scheduled to enter pleas at their June 26 arraignment Stallwonh 'Grief Stricken' over Car Accident That Killed Pedestrian MIAMI --Cleveland Browns receiver Donte Stallworth says he is "grief stricken" over his car accident that killed a pedestrian on a busy causeway linking Miami and Miami Beach. Stallworth says in a statement released by the team Wednesday that his "thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mario Reyes". Police say Stallworth was headed toward the beach when he hit the 59-year-old Reyes with his B entle y on Saturday morning. Reyes was near a crosswalk but it's unclear if h e was crossing legally. Stallworth said he could not comment further because the accident is DONTE STALLWORTH under investigation. He was cooperating with police and no charges have been filed Police ar e awaiting a routine toxicology -report expected late this week before releasing more details. 4th Person Arrested In Theft Of Super Bowl Rings ATTLEBORO, Mass. -Another Massachusetts. man is facing charges in connection with a $2 million jewelry h eist that included New York Giants Super Bowl rings. Forty-year-old David Nassor pleaded not guilty Monday in Attleboro District Court on a charge of receiving sto l e n property. H e was h eld on $50,000 cash bail and orde r e d to r eturn to court for a h earing April 15. Investigators searching Nassor's house in allegedly found one of the Giants: rings, gold ingots and other items reported stolen in the June burglary in Attleboro. The heist happened at E.A. Dion Inc., a jewelry manufactur er. An Attleboro District Court spokewoman said it was unclear if Nassor had hired an attorn y. Three oth r people have b e n c harged in th case. "TT r0 :II C/) m z :::! z m r:m c: r rm -f z ., c: OJ r-c;; ::::t m c m < m -f c: m C/) c )> z c "TT :II c


0) Funerals 0 C\1 :I: () a: < :21 >"' < c a: LL c a: LL c z < c (/) w ::> .... > a: w > w c w J: (/) :J m ::> a. z i= w ..J ..J ::> m I ..J w z i= z w (/) < c a: 0 ..J LL MR. ADRIAN D. CHAPMAN, SR. A celebration of life service for Mr. Adrian D Chapman, Sr. of Valrico, who passed away on Monday, March 9 2009, will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 11 a. m. at New First Union Missionary Baptist .Church, 3707 E. Chelsea St. Rev. Clyde McNeil, officiating. Interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Adrian was born July 1, 1986, in Tampa. He was educated in the Hillsborough County School System. He was preceded in death by: "his maternal grandmother, Thelma Mitchell-James; grandfather, Mitchell James, Sr.; paternal grandfather, Willie Chapman, Sr.; and aunt, Yolanda James. He was quiet, gentle and affectionately known to all that loved him as "A-boo". He enjoyed sharing time with his children and family. Adrian leaves fond memories with: his children, 3 sons, Adrian, Jr., Willie and Gabriel Chapman, .daughter, Kathy James-Chapman, and their mother, Ebo11ey Mickens; a devoted mother, Kathy JamesWaddy and stepfather, Willie; father, Bruce Chapman, Srand stepmother, Sandra; brother, Bruce Chapt:nan, Jr.; 2 sisters, Aly!isa and Anjaliyah Chapman; grandmother, Ella Rose Chapman; a host of aunts and uncles, Glorie Mae Joseph (John), Amy Pearl James, Patricia Deloch, Deborah James, Jacqueline Sharrieff (Nuriddin), Marion Riv.era (Manuel), Cynthia Washington (Reginald), Jean Pugh, Joseph James (Patsy), Kenneth James, Gerald Mitchell, Sr. Mitchell James, Jr., Larry James (Sandra), Donna McCloud (Derrick), Donald Ray, Randall James, Jackie Chapman (Elizabeth), Oliver Chapman, Charles Chapman (Sandra), Benjamin Chapman (LaShawndra), Eric Chapman (Adrianne), Terry King, Kevin Acree, Frank Daniels, Cassandra James (Larry) and Valerie Chapman; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. The remains will repose at Aikens Funeral Home from s-8 p m., Friday evening. The funeral cortege will arrange from 1135 69th Street So. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME ikensfuoeralhome@aol.com MR. THOMAS J. DAVIS Homegoing services for MrThomas J. Davis, who passed away Thursday, M arch 10, 2009, in a local hospital, will be conducted on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Greater Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, 4319 Line Street, Coleman, FL. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Coleman. Mr. Thomas Davis was born on May 10, 1938. He was one of five siblings born to Mr. and Mrs. James (Lillian) Davis of Coleman, where he was born and educated. He relocated to Tampa over so years ago. Shortly after serving in the Army, he became employed as a Longshoreman for 29 years. He was preceded in death by: his parents, James aJ!d Lillian; and sister, Virginia. He leaves to cherish his memory: 2 daughters, Thomica (Craig) and Thomia; 3 sons, Alvin (Angelia), Steve and Thomas; 5 brothers, Eugene (Allie), Robert (Carolyn), Herbert (June), Terrel (Cheryl), and Rodrick (Laqueta); stepmother, Lillie; 2 stepbrothers, Robert (Ruth) and Lennard (Betty); best friends, Harold Watson of Tampa and Robert Nelson, III of Coleman; 13 grandchildren; and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. The viewing will be held Friday, March 20, 2009, from 6-7 p. m. at St. John Cathedral, 3401 East 25th Avenue, Tampa. ANDERSON-HENCE FUNERAL HOME, 121 Old Highway 44, Wildwood, FL, 34785, (352) 748-2933, in charge of services. John P. Anderson, LFD. f, 0 d dO d Home 2708 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. : Tampa, FL 3361'0 1 Pho ne: (813) 232-8725 1 Fax (813) Let Our Family Take Care Of Your Family. "We Are The Key To A Fine And Quality Remember Your Loved Ones With A Memorial Of Distinction From Percy Gollins rwANNrnfFSQ//MON/CCMfNTS1 2301 N. 40th Street* (813) 238-6531 i Provide A Large Selection For Memorial Needs ... Bronze Plaques, Headstones,. Cornerstones, Signs & Cemetery Lettering Family Owned: Percy Collins,-Annette Collins & Michael Colleton We Service The Entire Area MRS. ANNIE MAE JAMES A celebration of life for Mrs Annie Mae James will be h eld at Hurs t Chapel A. M. E. Church in Winter Haven on March 20, 2009, from 6-8 p. m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 11 a. m at the church (Hurs t Chapel) with interment follow i n g at Rolling Hills Ceme t ery. Mrs. Annie Mae James, a long time resident of Winter Haven, passed away peacefully .on March 14, 2009, at her home from natural causes at the golden age of 95 She was a longtime member of Hurst Chapel AME Church, and Trustee Emeritus. She was preceded in her homegoing by: her husband of 65 years, Sylvester James; parents, Johnnie and Rosa Lawrence; 4 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by: daughter, Katye L awrence, Winter Haven; 5 sons, Artists, James (Ethel) Demark of Y amassee, SC, Joseph (Jacqueline) Denmark of Las Vegas, NV, Presiding Elder Rev. Jerome L. (Bettye) Denmark of Orlando, Reuben James of Stone Mountain, GA, and Dr. Kenneth A (Jessica ) J ames of Winter Haven; brother, Ernest (Dorothy ) Lawrence of Winter Haven; 11 grandchildren, many g r e a t grandchildren and grea t great grandchildren. She leaves pleasant memorie s to a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends She will be greatly missed b y her family and all that knew and love d her-Memorial donation may be made 'to Hurs t Chapel (Bryant Scholarship Fund), 8 7 5 Avenue 0 N E Winter Haven, F L 33881. CHARLOW FUNERAL HOME, 'Plant City, FL. Jonnye B. Charlow, LFD. "A Family Friend In Their Time Of Need 4605 N. 34th Street (813) 239-3101 JIMMY JACKSON ... Owner HENRY E. AIKENS Funeral Director 813-781-4939 MR. LEO ., .. SR,. Funeral services for Mr. Leo Gilghrest, Sr., of 3426 E. Lambright Street, who passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 11 a. m. from Springhill M. B Church, 8119 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, with the Rev. Eugene Garnett, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Leo Gilghrest, Sr. was born in Metter, GA, on March 28, 1963, to Melvin Lewis Gilghrest, Srand Mary L Brown. He was educated in Hamilton County, GA, and received his CDL Certification from Cone Construction in Tampa. Leo joined the New Bethel M. B. Church in Jasper, FL, under the late Rev. George Simmons at an early age, where he was baptized and converted. He later joined the Springhill M. B Church, under the pastorsltip of the Rev. Eugene Garrett. He worked as a truck drive r for over 25 years. Those who knew him can attest to the fact that he has never met a stranger. Leo was well known and loved for his humorous demeanor. He was preceded in death by: h i s maternal grandmother, Lonnie Mae Brown; paternal grandmother, Annie Mae Gilghrest-Collins; and brother Tyrone Gilghrest Leo leaves to cherish fond memories: his mother, Ms. Mary L. Brown; his father, MrMelvin Lewis Gilghrest, Sr (Jackie); 5 daughters, Felicia Gilghrest, Shanna Thornton, S amantha Ellison (Tramayne), Erin Robinson (Jerry), and Leondra Gilghrest; son, Leo Gilghrest, Jr.; 3 grandsons, Kalvin Starling, Jacquez Gilghrest and Alexander Ellison; 5 granddaughters, Qua nee Gilghrest, Joslyn Thornton, Seiara Friazer, Sharmain Ellison and Jerlanna Robinson; 8 sisters, Gloria Sanders, Linda Brown (Thomas), Cleo Thomas (Freamen), and Denise Keel, all of Tampa, Patricia Haggray (Gerald), Hinesville, GA, Martha Ann Lawson, Decatur, GA, Cynthia Rock (Robert) Collins, Georgia, and Kathleen McKinney (Jimmy), Jonesboro, GA; brother, Melvin"L. Gilghrest, Jr.; 2 aunts, Nora Carlton, Tampa, and Annie Will Anderson, Jasper, FL; 2 uncles, James Brown, Jasper, and Matthew Gilghrest, Jr., Tampa; special niece, Lakesha Sanders; special nephew, Eric G1lghrest; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends, Nadine and Henry Shaw; other sorrowing relatives and friends. The remains will repose at Everett -Derr & Anderson Funeral Home on Friday, March 20, 2009, from 5-8 p. m. The family will receive friends at that time. Family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday morning at 10:30a. -m. EVERETT -DERR & ANDERSON FUNERAL CHAPEL. Homegoing services for Ms. Anies Edoizin will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 10 a. m. at the Center for Manifestation, 3102 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, 33610, Elder Mark Jones, pastor, Pastor Laurore Cenatus, Pastor Charles Fils Louissaint and Pastor Ernso Dorvilien, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Ms. Anies Edoizin was a native of Petigoave, Haiti. In 1934 at the age of ten she went to LaGonave, Haiti, with her mother. She worked as a seamstress and a midwife Ms. Anies Edoizin migrated to the United States in 1983-and resided in Homestead, Florida, for twentyfive years. In February 2009 she was .::elo_cated to Tampa, after she was seriously injured in a vehicular collision. On March 13, 2009, at the age of 84 she went home to meet with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by three of her children. She leaves to cherish fond memories: 4 daughters, Mrs. Olon Duvelsaint, Mr.s. JeannetteMarcellin, Mrs. Leonne Pierre St. Louis and Pastor Lenese NavalEstiverne; son, Mr. Fritz Jean; grandchildren, Jonathan Dulvelsaint, Billy Duvelsaint, Robinson Dulvelsaint, Elcana Charles, Esther Charles, Jean Junior, Elie Jean, Cavett Jean, Bob St. Louis, Marie Guerlyne St. Louis, Julia St. Louis Sexil, Pierre Daniel St. Louis, Rebecca St. Louis, Luther Gercey St. Louis, Debra St. Louis, Joseph Jehu St. Louis, Marie Danielle St. Louis, Jean Daniel Gay, his arrears little children: Ruben Durvelsaint, Veronica Danielle Saint Louis, AI Dulvelsaint, Damarion Duvelsaint, Daniel Gay Junior,-Angel Gay, Nathaniel Gay, Michaelle Gay, Holy Abimallle Louis, Hanan St. Louis, Isabel St. Louis, Janis Francois, Taylor Francois. With its nephews and nieces, Marie Carmel German, Jackline Forest, Arisna Forest, Cici Forest and Demiese Forest; special friends, Junior Evesure Nice, Macso Evegime, Magalie Evegme, Johanne Evegme, Evegme Baby. With the families,. Dulvalsaint, Edoizin, Marcellin, Jean, St. Louis; Gay, Francois, the family will receive the condolences at the First Haitian Baptist Church of SILOE, 1608 E. Genesee Street, Tampa, 33610, on Friday, March 20, 2009, at 6 p. m. Visilation for Ms. Anies Edoizin will be held Friday evening beginning at 6 p. m. at -0 First Haitian Baptist Church of SILOE, 1608 E. Genesee Street, Tampa, 33610. Friends are asked to meet at 9:45 a. m. at the Center for Manifestation on Saturday morning. A HARMON BURIAL


Funerals DEACON JOHN LEE REESE'POP' Homegoing services for Deacon John Lee "Pop" Reese who passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2009, will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 11 a. m. at First Missionary Baptist Church of Seffner, 6720 County Road 579, Seffner, 33584, with Reverend Nathaniel Love, pastor, officiating. Deacon John Lee Reese was born December 25, 1912, in Tifton, GA, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Will and Frances Reese. He attended the public school system of Tifton, GA. He worked as a mechanic in Tampa, for many years. He accepted Christ in his life at St. John Baptist Church in Tampa, and later became a Deacon at the church and served for many years. Deacon John Lee Reese was preceded in death by: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will and Frances Reese; wife, Mrs. Charlie Mae Allen-Reese; children, Johnnie Mae ReeseWebb, Otha Lee Reese and Jessie Lee Reese. He leaves to cherish his precious memory: 2 devoted children, Jimmy Reese and Bessie Lee Reese-Coolidge; grandchildren, Simon Harrington, Charlotte Ann Reed, Reginald (Lisa) Harrington, Minister Leonard (Erica) Harrington, Otha (Kim) Reese, Jr., Kilpatrick Reese, Jimmy Reese, John (Valencia) Richardson, Dana Richardson, Jimmy Richardson and Leonard Coolidge, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Mary L. Reese; as well as a host of sorrowing great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, other family members and friends. Visitation for Deacon John Lee Reese will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p, m, at Harmon Funeral Home, 5002 N. 40th Street. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p. m. Friends are asked to meet at the church at 10:45 a. m. Saturday morning. A HARMON BURIAL loca.Lnews education re. l{gion business health sports family entertainment in the Florida Sentinel 813-248-1921 MS. SHERONDA ANNETIE FOOTMAN Homegoing setvices for Ms. Sheronda Annette Footman, who passed away March 9, 2009, in a local hospital, will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 1 p. m. at St. John's Cathedral Church, 3401 E. 25th Avenue, Bishop Eddie Newkirk, pastor, Elder Johnnie L. Moore, officiating. Sheronda was born in Bartow, but was raised in Tampa. She attei1ded the public schools of Hillsborough County. She leaves behind to cheiish fond memories: mother, Patricia A Goodwin; father, Bobby Lee Green; 5 daughters, Lashelle Footman, Fredreda Scott, Rogdresha Nealy, Alexis Nealy and Kennethia Hexter; her first newborn granddaughter, Maurcia Williams; 2 sisters, Patsy Footman and Constance Goodwin; a special godson, La'Mike Lundy; 4 nieces and 3 nephews. Sheronda had 8 special friends that were always there for her, ReRe, Big Red, Pouce, Diamond, Gena, Bridget and Kila Nealy; and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. Sheronda has left us, but she will never be forgotten and she will always be in our hearts. Public visitation will be Friday, March 20, 2009, at Jackson Funeial Home, 4605 N. 34th Street from 5-8 p. m. Family and friends are asked to meet at the chutch, 3401 E. 25th Avenue, at 12:45 p. m. Arrangements enhusted to JACKSON FUNERAL HOME. MRS. BEULAH M. COLES Mrs. Beulah M. Coles of Tampa, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2009. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 2 p. m at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 3410 E. Wilder Avenue, with Pastor Fred Sanders, officiating. Mrs. Coles was a native of Camilla, Georgia, and a resident of Tampa for many yeais. She was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County and was a member of Macedonia M. B. Church. She leaves to cherish her mem01y: her husband, Willie Benbow; daughters, Cynthia E. Coles and M. Dinis Padilla and husband, Hipolito, both of Tampa; three sons, Willie Mitchell, Raymond D Coles and Elrey C. D. Coles and wife, Venita, all of Tampa; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; brother, Ted Simmons of Seattle, WA; aunts, Ruth Menit and Julia White; godsister, Debra Cabrera and husband, Charles; and a host of nephews, nieces, other sorrowing relatives and friends. THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC VIEWING. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. Family Owned & Operated Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home 5117 North 22nd Street Tampa, Florida 33610 RAYMOND ANDERSON L. F D 813-237-5775 Personalized Funeral Services Shipping & Cremation Our Family Can Meet Your Family's Needs llllfS FUIEIIL Serving Hil/sburough And Pinellas Counties For More Than 17 Years 11Comfort To The Families We Serve" MRS.CATHE WHITE BENNETI MOTHER VERNAL TROUPE Memorial service for Mrs. Mother Vernal Troupe for-Cathe Jean White Bennett of merly of 2120 Cherry Street, Tampa, who passed away on passed away Saturday, March Sunday, March 15, 2009, at St. 14, 2009. Funeral services will Joseph Hospital, will be held be conducted March on Saturday, March 21 2009, 21, 2009, at 2 p m. at Mount at 2 p. m. at Ray Williams Tabor Missionary Baptist Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Church, 2606 W. Grace Street, with Pastor T. D. Leonard, Howard Avenue, with Elder officiating. Interment will foi-Michael Jenkins, Sr., officiat-low in Rest Haven Memorial ing. Park Cemetery. Mrs. Bennett was born on Mother Troupe was a native February 14, 1952, in of Ousley District, Georgia, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was educated in Valdosta, where she attended Notre GA. She was a resident of Dame High School and gradu-Tampa for 6o years and a long-a ted on May 28, 1970. She fur-time resident of West Tampa. thered her education at the Mother Troupe was a member University of Tennessee in of Mt. Tabor M. B. Church for Knoxville, TN, and graduated over 40 years and remained with a BS degree on August 23, faithful until her health began 1974. to fail in 2007. She was a meni-Mrs. Bennett was a lady with her of the Prayer Circle and many talents and settled in loved her church family and Tampa after marrying Mr. Pastor, Reverend T. D. Andrew Bennett over 40 years Leonard dearly. She was preceded in death ago. She was a very loving and by: her parents, Mack and caring person and enjoyed the Carrie Williams; her husband, water and making people James Troupe, Sr.; her only laugh. child, James Troupe, Jr.; three She was preceded in death: sisters and four brothers. by her parents, Mrs. Mary Sheleavestocherishherpre-Love White and Mr. Joseph cious memories: daughter-in-White, Jr.; uncle, Willie law, Margaret Troupe; grand-'T1 JJ 0 )> :: )> JJ (') ::I: 1\) !=' 1\) 0 0 c.o 'T1 r-0 ll 0 l> en m z ::::! z m r-1 Ill c: r rm ::::! z White; mother-in-law, Lilly children, Elder Larry Troupe, "'C May King; father-in-law, Algie Sr. (Rose), Sharon Troupe (K. C: Honeywell; and sister-in-law, C.), Patricia Hines (Tony), Ill Delores Bennett Coneley. Janice Troupe-Whitening, C She leaves to cherish fond James Troupe, III (Minnie), memories: devoted husband, Douglas Tro'upe (Yvette), m Andrew R. Bennett of Tampa; Sylvia Thompson (Pierre), 0 loving and caring daughter Linda Osgood (Isaac), m and son, Andrea Cathe Mecca Veronica Troupe, Crystal < Bennett and Andrus Joseph Troupe and Diane Mann; life-long friend, George; a host of ..., Bennett, both of Tampa; aunt, great grandchildren, great, -< Annie L. White; sisters-and great grandchildren and great, -f brothers-in-law, Williethea great, great grandchildren; C: Donnell and family of Opa three sisters, Mrs. Jessie rn Locka, FL, Green (Shorty) Briggs of Miami, Mrs. Ruth 0 Con'Ciey and family of Ft. Calloway (Dazzie) of Tampa, Laudeidale, Shirley Johnson and Mrs. Lois Handy of ......, Handy (Nathaniel) and family Tampa; 6 nieces and 1 nephew; l> of Morris, GA, Jerry King a host of grand nieces and Z (Karen) and family of grand nephews; hei Mt. Tabor 0 Hollywood, FL, Livani King Church family; special men-'T1 Harris (Derek) and family of tions to her Cherry Street JJ Burke, VA, Maurice King neighoors, Tina and .her staff, 0 (Karen) of Hollywood, Christie _,.and the Melech Hospice King and family of Hollywood; ..-of Temple Terrace for all your Algenia Honeywell Carley and help, love and cax:e; and a family of Tampa Majo.1 Gerald of oth_er sorrowmg relatives I and friends. H. Honeywell (Char ene) and family of-Odessa,'' and Ralph M The remams will repose after 11 ( d 5 p. m. today, March 20, 2009, Hone?'we L.m. a) ofTamJ?a; at Ray Williams Funeral cousins,,. Willie L. Wlute Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. (Shar n) and fanuly, Mychal Arrangements entrusted to D. imd family, RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL David I!: White and family, HOME, Rhodes & Northern Darryl White and family, all of Owners. Chattanooga, TN, and Morgan Wise (Ercell) and family of Chicago, IL; devoted friends, Dorothy Oliver Adams, Audry Wilson, Bettye Davis, Bettye Greene Johnson (Don), Elaine Greet, Carmen Holman, Jane Gteenwood and Marsha Hayes; and a number of other family and friends. Friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Saturday. THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC VIEWING. Arrangements enhusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Notthetn, Owners. ...... """ I l>


0) 0 0 N 0 N :I: (.) a: <( == ).:' <( c a: LL MR. DANIEL LEE WRIGHT Mr. Daniel Lee Wright of7918 Bahia Avenue, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2009. Funeral services will be conducted -saturday, March 21, at 11 a. m. at St. James A. M. E. Church, 5202 S. 86th Street, with Reverend Joe Gay, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, 11005 N. U. S. Highway 301, Thonotosassa. 0 He was preceded in death by: a: his father, Richard Wright; LL mother, Roberta Hudson; son, C Scott Jordan; and 4 brothers z and 2 sisters. <( Mr. Daniel Wright was a native of Leesburg, Florida, where he attended Lake C County Public Schools and (/) graduated from Carver Heights W High School. He later resided ==> in Clearwater, and then moved .... to Tampa, where he has been a > resident for 45 years. He was a ffi member of St. James A. M. E. > Church of Progress Village. W Mr. Wright was employed at 0 Florida Retail Owned Grocery W (FRQG)? and worked. as an ::Z: indu'strtal mechanic at (/) Industrial Automotive until his retirement. al H:e leaves to cherish his mem:::> ory: loving wife, Willie Mae a. Wright; 3 daughters, Dannette Z Flowers (Vincent), Vernelda i=W Filer-Jones and Cecelia Raines (Rashon), all of Tampa; 3 sons, :::t William (Billy) Banner of :::> Orlando, Anthony Filer, and al Vauglql Akins, both of Tampa; 8 grandchildren, CeMar W Raines, CeRon Raines, Lucy Z Filer RoJaughn Jones, ToNae i= File;, Anthony Filer, Jr., Z DaVincio Flowers, and W DaVinaye Flowers; 3 great (f) grandchildren, CeRhiya <( Raines, Jahkari Joseph and C CeMar're. Raines; brother, ii: Theodore Wright-(Vinnie) of 0_,. Orlando; 2 sisters, Juanita LL Wright Strickland of Eustis, FL, and Delsenia Wright of Tampa; mother-in-law, Emma Lou Grant; 6 sisters-in-law, Willie Mae Wright of Orangebend, FL, Eloise Wright of Orangebend, Helene .Wright .Gloria M:,-, Harmon (Archie) of Brandon, Chestine Wyman of Rochester, NY, and Terry Spencer of ;rampa; Marshall Mosley, Jr. of Pensacola; dedicated cousin, Roesolia Young and family; loving and loyal friend, Perry Mitchell (Bubba) and family; special godchild, Billy Getter; a host of nieces, nephews and family friends, the Harmon, Spencer, Bradley, Caldwell, 'Albritton, Jones, Hicks, Hanna, Clark, Perry, Palmer and the Bahia Avenue families. The remainS'.MiiB<..epose after 6 p. m., Fridar, March 20, 2009, at St: James A. M. E. Church of Progress Village, cz: 5202 S. 86th Street, Tampa, and the family will receive friends from 7-8 p. m. W Arrangements entrusted to RAY-WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOM}j:, Rhodes & Northern, 0. Owners. MR. CLARENCE THOMAS HOARD "POP" Mr. Clarence -"Pop" Thontas Hoard, of Tampa, passed away, Friday, March 6, 2009. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 11 a. m. at St. A. M. E. Church, 506 E. Harnson Street, with Reverend Bryant Fayson, Pastor, officiatin_g. Interment will follow 1n Orange Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hoard was born January 3 1943, in Dunnellon, Florida, to Jessie Mae Thomas and Preston Wilson. He was raised in Tampa, by his mother and devoted stepfather, James Arthur Holley. He was a graduate of the Hillsborough County School System and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Fayetteville State University. In 1991, he retired from the State of Florida as a Child Protective Custody Investigator. His love for people and conversation later led to part-time employment at WalMart as a People Greeter. At the age of 12, he confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior at Bethel A. M. E. Church and later joined St. Paul A. M. E. Church, where for a period of time he served as Assistant Sunday School Superintendent and Steward. Clarence was an avid reader and like his mother enjoyed cooking. He was a true friend to all and never met a stranger or made and enemy. He was preceded in death by his father, Preston Wilson. He leaves to cherish loving and fond memories: his mother Jessie Mae Holley; stepfaJames A. Holley; sister, Sylvia Salter; niece, Abeba Salter-Woods; former wife and lifelong friend, Ruth E. Hoard; stepdaughters, Joyce (Bernard) Bostick and Bernadine Lindsey; stepson, Terrence Smith; cousins, Robert Lee (Georgia) Thomas, Annie Mae Larkin, Leo Thom-as, Charles Thomas, Dennis Thomas, Freddie Mae Thomas, Jerry Thomas, Labron (Christine) Reddick, Carolyn' Williams, Wayne Thomas, David Thomas and Cynthia (Kenneth) Pitts; friends like .family, the Stanley fainily',l DaVis family, Maxine Davis, Kristina King, Edward and Bernice Hodgins, and Gloria McCray; and a host of other endearing1a'nd lovin g atives and friends.' The remains will repose after' 5 p. m. today, March 20, 2009, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, CRISIS 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAy WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. MS. SHEILA JOHNSON SUTION Ms. Sheila Johnson Sutton of 3920 \V. Arch Street, passed away, Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 11 a. m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 4301 W. Cypress Street, Pastor Frank M. Watson, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Ms. Johnson was a native and lifelong resident of Tampa, and was educated by the public schools of Hillsborough County. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and furthered her education at Hillsborough Community College. Ms. Johnson was a member of Friendship M. B. Church. She was preceded in death by: her stepfather, Roosevelt Williams; grandfathers, Amos Scott and Nathaniel Johnson, Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory: son, Norman Wright, Jr.; daughter, Kimberly Wright; her mother, Williams; father, Verms Johnson; stepmother, Georgia Coles Johnson; three sisters, Vernice Harris, Valerie Alexander and husband, Darryl, and Lesley Hamilton; two stepsisters, Tana Curmon and husband, Taurus, and Petrina Munoz and husband, Vincente; brother, Vernis Johnson, Jr.; grandmothers, Rose Scott and Sarah Whittington; three aunts, Gwen, Ernestine and Jerry Alice; four uncles, Teddy, Walter, Nathaniel and Horace; three nieces and twelve nephews; friends, Ossie Mae Wright and Dan Anderson; and a host of cousins, other sorrowing relatives and friends. The remains will repose after 5 p. m. today; March 20, 2009, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS HOitiE, Rhodes Owners. HN HARMON LFo.813 626-8600 JAMES HARMON LFD JO 5002 N. 40th Street Tam a Florida 33610 MR. JOHN JASPER THREATIS, III Mr John Jasper Threatts, III, of Clearwater, pas'!ed away Sunday, March s ; 2009. Funeral services will !he conducted Saturday_; 'M'!trch 21, 2009, at 2 p. m : 'atrWithout Walls InternatiomilChurch, 2511;N. Grady Avenue with Pastor Chico Dials. Interment will :follow in Rest Haven Park Cemetery. Mr Threatts was a native and lifelong resident of Tampa/St. Petersburg. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School and furthered his education at Auburn University. John was a member of St. Mark of St. Petersburg and was employed as aTruck Driver at MELCO. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Threatts, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory:' a loving and devoted father, John J. Threatts, Jr.; a loving and caring mother, Maxi'ne Riley; grandmother, Mercedes Threatts; 13 children, Carmen, Maurice, Shemil, John, Julious, John, III, Ra-Qwon, Saniyah, Darius, Rayshawn, David, Jhonea and Jalia; 14 siblings, Tonya (Steve), Shiver, Ashely, Karainsha, Raquel, Kathy, Que, Anthony, Rasheen, Michael, Elvis, Marcos, Chancey and Malcolm; 2 uncles, Herman and Darryl; three aunts, Maltritia, Velma and Janie; 20 nieces and nephews; 42 cousins; favorite cousins, Sonji Clark and Ant; best friends, Robert, Eric, Zack, Mustafa, Bruce and Darren; godmothers, Moinmie and Carol; godsister, Latryce; special relative of Tampa, Ms. Merita Davis; loving companion and friend, Tiffany; and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. The remains w111 repose after 5 p. m. today, March 20, 2009, at Ray Williams Funeral Home,_ 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERJ\.L HOME, Northern, Owners. as MRS. WILLIE MAE MATIIER CALDWELL WILLIAMS The homegoing celebration for Mrs. Willie Mae Mattier Caldwell Williams, who passed on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Kindred Central Hospital, will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 1 p. m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 2901 Highland Avenue, with Pastor Charles T. Tower, officiating and Reverend Shafter E. Scott, Eulogist. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Willie Mae Mattier Caldwell Williams was the first born of two children to Anderson and Ellen Mattier of Archer (Alachua County), Florida. At an early age, her mother Ellen W. Johnson relocated with her children to Tampa. Mrs. Williams attended and completed Booke.r T. Washington High School in Tampa. She attended Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, and Business School in Cleveland, OH. Mrs. Williams and her brother enlisted to serve in the military during World War II where her brother was wounded and died from complications. Mrs. Williams worked as a Postal Clerk for over 20 years in Cleveland and retired in 1972. enjoyed part of life's journey with her husband, Rollace Williams, Sr., who preceded her in death. While in Cleveland, she" worked faithfully in the Antioch M. B. Church and the Pastoral Prayer Band. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized in the old New Salem M. B. Church where she worked in various min-. istries including the Sunday School, Choir, Golden Angels, the Red Circle, and Home Mission. In later years, Mrs. Williams joined Beulah Institutional Baptist Church in Tampa where she continued to show an interest in church work particularly workin,e: with the younger members. Mrs. Williams spent the last of her years loving congregation of,:+i.2n Lutheran Chun;h of she_ sincerely expreJsed her.;:love for her pastor and his family and entire congregation. Before becoming very ill she was active in the Ladies of Zion. Mission Society and other church activities. Mrs. Cqntinued On Page 19-A in funeral services for over 70 years. Ray Williams Funeral Home Rhodes & Northern, Owners 301 N. Howard Avenue Tampa, FL Ph: (813) Fax: (813) 251-4912 Email: raywms@l).net


Funerals !Continued From Page 18-AI Williams' faith in the Lord sustained her through trials and tribulations, but she did not let that deter her from trusting in God. As a veteran, Mrs. Williams was the first female Commander of an all male American Legion Post in Cleveland, OH. She was Past Commander of American Legion Post 167, Tampa, of which she a lifetime member, former member and President of Women Army Corps Vet Chapter 69, St. Petersburg, Founder and Past President of Women Army Corps Vet Chapter 88, Tampa, and a member of 20-4 Honor Society for Women Legionnaires. In addition, she worked with the Cal. Charles Young of New York City, New York. She was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the National Association of Black Military Women. Mrs. Williams traveled to many areas in Florida and throughout the United States speaking on the topic of "Women in the Military Services." Mrs Williams' memoirs, papers, and recordings have been officially accepted into the United States Library of Congress through Congresswoman Kathy Castor, Florida State University Institute of History, and the University of North Carolina Black History Archives. Mrs. Williams was involved in the Tampa Eastside Community and School Partnership Program. While she was able, and for more than three years, she worked as an instructor at the Girls Club in West Tampa. She was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to children, the elderly, and anyone who needed advice or help. Mrs. Williams was the founder of the Welch Family Reunion where this year's celebration will be the 40th consecutive reunion. The reunion travels between cities in and out of Florida. Mrs. Williams' mother, Mrs. Ellen Johnson, planted 'the seed for the reunion, years ago and Cousin Willie Mae set her hands to the plow and did not look back. Last year even though she was sick, with Cousins Maddie Daniels of Jacksonville, and Harriet Scott by her side she was able to attend and enjoy over 200 relatives. She leaves to celebrate her numerous achievements and her legacy many cousins and friends from across Florida and the United States of America. She claimed many and many claimed he;r as "adopted" aunt, grandmo.ther, godmother, mother, and sister. Of her many loving relationships she leaves behind: devoted cousins, Lucile B. Scott, Arthur Scott (Joann), Harold Scott (Diane), Revetend Shafter Scott (Evalina), Annie Scott (family), Carol Scott (family), Jacob Scott, Harriet Scott (caretaker), William Scott (family), Andrew Scott, Eddie and Susie McArthur (caretakers), Maurice and Debbie Brown (family), Frederick Deere (family), Francine Scott (family), Maggie Cusseaux (family), Eddie and Martha Parks (family), Mary Clark (family), Sam Welch (family), Tracie Moore (family); the Welch Family Reunion Members, and Reverend Charles T. Trower (family), all of Tampa; William and Valetta Chaney (family) of Cocoa, FL, and Aaron and Burnadette Morris-Weeks (family) of Miami; godson, Sterling White (family), Doyle and Della Johnson and the entire Johnson family; Margaret Robinson (family) of Ft. Myers, FL, Beulah Warren (famiiy) of Ocala, Cecelia Williams (family) Gainesville, the H 'alls, Hayes families of Tampa and Gainesville, Barbara Peyton of !East Hampton, NY, the Williams Family of Monticello, Tampa, and Jacksonville, Frankie Mathews (family) of Tallahassee, Gregory and Deborah Williams (family) of Atlanta, GA, Eva Davis of Cleveland, OH, and Sylvia Foy of Kansas City, MO; long-time friends, Mrs. Mary Alice Dorsett, Jessie M. Keye. s of Clermont, FL, Lucy and John Carpenter, Barbara Floyd (family), Elizabeth White (family), Joe Cummings (family), Altamese Saunders (family), Alveta Maultsby (family), Joe and Barbara Floyd, John Carpenter, Grace Street Neighbors, Hanna Oaks Assisted Living Facility staff and residents, Andrew Mirabole (family), Members of Zion Lutheran Church, members of Beulah Baptist Institutional and New Salem M. B. Church, and friends of the Hyde Park Reunion Group. The remains will repose at Ray Williams Funeral Chapel and the family will receive friends from 6-7 p. m. on Friday. THERE WILL BE NO VIEWING AFTER THE EULOGY. The funeral cortege will arrange from 1002 W. LaSalle St. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. 813-231-BOND Fast Confidential Service : N. 56th Street1 Ste. 13 FL 33617 Office (813) 988 Open 24Hours 7 Days A Week "We'll Get You Out Quick ... So You Won't Have To Sit" Darrell Ingram ... .__ Owner M/SGT. JOSEPH CROMPTON, JR. M/Sgt. Joseph Crompton, Jr. (U.S. A F., Retired) passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 11 a. m. at Bay Area Church of Christ, 3905 Orange Street, Mango, FL, 33550. Minister Gary Lambrecht is pastor; with Elder Willie L. Davis of Southside Church of Christ, Orlando, officiating. Entombment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery with full military honors. M/Sgt. Crompton was a cherished and beloved husband, a father and a devoted friend. He leaves to cherish memories of him: a devoted wife, Verlyn Benjamin C1ompton; son, Joseph Crompton, III; 2 daughters, Kimberly L. Crompton and Pamyla L. Crompton-Rick and husband, Roderick; nephew/son, Tavares D. Benjamin, Sr.; 3 grandchildren, Isaiah Joseph Dix, Savannah Verlyn Dix and Tavares D. Benjamin, Jr.; sis tel, Beulah Mae C1ompton; sister-in-law. Matlene Lindsey and husband, Robert; 4 brothers-in-bw, Mr. Willie Matthiew and wife, Wyuetta, Mr. Louis Benjamin and wife, Sabrina, Mr. John L. Benjamin, Sr., and Mr. Frank Mifchell; nieces, Robin, Melynda, Rita, Andrea, Erica, Francesca, Lisa, Tammy, Yvonne, Theresa, Latisha and Tanja; nephews, Jeremiah, Joshua, Robert, Raymond, Michael, Frank, Deandre, Andre and Calvin; godsons, Damian and Jamal; and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends who include the Clay family of Georgia; the Spike, Whiting, Atkins, Gibson and Maultsby families; devoted friends, the Henion, Davis and Brown families; Holly Fraziet and Marilyn Matthiew. Much love and gratitude to the nurses and staff on 7N and Respiratory Therapists at the James A. Haley Veteran's Administration Hospital; The Classification BUIeau, Civil Process Section and the employees of the Detention Department of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. M/Sgt. Crom1>ton was a native of Tampa. He was born July 16, 1948, to Joseph, Sr. and Beulah Colden Crompton, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Middleton Senior High School, Class of 1966 and received a Bachelor's Degree from St. Leo College. He retired from the U. S. Air Force after 20 years of service and from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office as a process server after 13 years. TI1e remains will repose from 5 9 p. m. and the family will I'eceive friends from 6-7 p. m., Friday, March 20, 2009, at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N 29th Street. Friends are asked to assemble at the church at approximately 10:45 a.m., Saturday. "A WILSON SERVICE" www.wilson-funeralhome.com MR. ROOSEVELT THOMAS, SR. 'BELL' Funeral services for Mr. Roosevelt "Bell" Thomas, Sr. of 11412 Marshall Road, Thonotosassa, who passed away Monday, March 16, 2009, will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 11 a. m at Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church, 10930 N. U. S. Highway 301, Thonotosassa, with the Reverend W. L. Jackson, Pastor of Macedonia M. B. Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens, Thonotosassa, FL. He leaves to mourn his passing: his most caring and imrturing wife of 46 years, Mrs. Ella Mae Harris Thomas of Thonotosassa; son, Mr. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr.; daughter, Ms. Valerie Thomas, both of Thonotosassa; 2 grandsons, Hasan Sharrieff, Sr. and Roosevelt Thomas, III; great grandson, Hasan Sharrieff, Jr.; 3 god-grandchildren, Justin and Ashley Crist and Eric Crist, Jr.; 2 godsons, Aaron Thomas and Kenney Johnson; 5 brothers, Mr. Nathaniel Thomas of Fitzgerald,'GA, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Henry (Betty) Thomas, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. R. L. (Jewel) Thomas of South Bay, FL, Mr. James Williams, Sr. of Douglas, GA, and Mr. Eddie L. Thomas-Johnson of Augusta, GA; sister, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie (Annie Ruth Thomas) Simmons of Thonotosassa; loving mother-in-law, Mrs. Izola Paulk Harris; 7 brothers-inlaw, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Geraldine) Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Willis (Faye) Harris, Mr. Allen Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie (Teresa) Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus (Rose) Harris and Mr. Danny and Mr. Troy Hanis, all of Tampa/Thonotosassa; 4 sisters-in-law, Mrs. Gussie Brown, Mrs. Eveline Dawson and husband, Kenneth; Miss Evelyn Harris and Mrs. Jennifer Jackson and husband, Reuben; great uncle, Elder Aaron Williams; great aunt, Mrs. Annie Presley Glover of Philadelphia, PA; 2 aunts, Mrs. Agnes Curtis and Mrs. Christine Williams, both of Douglas, GA; godbrothers and godsisters, Mrs. Bernice Bozeman, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie (Vivian) Hunter, Mrs. Barbara Jackson and husband, John, and Mr. and Mrs. Roger (Yolanda) Collins; special first cousins, M1s. Bobbie Jordan Smith and husband, Tommy; a host of sorrowing nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, TECO co-workers and Macedonia M. B. Church Family and all Prayer Waniots. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Ozella Tomberlin) Thomas, and Mrs. Fannie L. Williams Thomas; brothers, Willie Lee, James and Willie, Jr.; and sister, Elizabeth. A native of Ocilla (Irwin County), Georgia, Mr. Thomas had resided in the Tampa Bay Area since 1967. He was a membe1 of Macedonia M. B. Church. Mr. Thomas was employed at Tampa Electric Company for 25 years, prior to retirement. The remains will repose from :c 0 l3: ):> :c 0 :z: 5-8 p. m., Friday, March 20, 2009, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 9750 Rockhill Road, Thonotosassa. Friends are 1\l asked to assemble at the !=' church at approximately 10:45 1\) 0 0 CD a. m., Saturday. "A WILSON SERVICE" www.wilson-funeralhome.com MR.LEEOTIS COWARD, JR. Funeral services for Mr. Lee Otis Coward, Jr. of 1903 E. 131st Avenue, Apt. 103, who passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 2 p. m. at Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2101 N. Lowe Street, with the pastor, Reverend Willie J. Cook, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. He leaves fond memories with: his mother, Tyna Thompson; father, Lee Otis Coward, Sr. (Juanita); 3 sisters, Candace Gibson, Jerrica Thompson and Bejanae Coward; 4 brothers, Jeremy Gibson and wife, Gabby; Jasper Simmons, C 'Andre Coward and Zeek; grandmothers, Barbara Allen and Mary Robinson; grandfather, Herman Thompson; aunts, Liz Thompson and Cephus Wren; Chevelle Thompson, Carolyn Gavon and Russell of West Palm Beach, FL, Dian Burgess and Larry of Alachua, FL, Michelle Peacock (Jeffrey Bell), and Tonya Bell (Kumara Bell); uncles, Michael Thompson, Demetrius Morman and Ray Coward of Virginia; niece, Zi'Andrea; nephews, Michah and Zayvion; a loving and devoted stepmother, Stephanie Coward; and a host of cousins and other sorrowing relatives and friends. Mr. Coward was born on August 2.1, 1986, in Tampa. He relocated from Tampa to Gainesville, and returned 15 years ago. Mr. Coward was a member of Allen Temple A. M. E. Church. The remains will repose from 5-9 p. m. and the family will receive friends from 7-8 p.' m., Friday, March 2o, 2009, at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street. Friends are asked to assemble at the church at approximately 1:45 p.m., Saturday. "A WILSON SERVICE" www.wilson-funeralhome.coxB 'TI ro 0 ):> (/) m z -f z m r-1 m c: r rm :j z c: m c (/) :z: m 0 m < m :c < -f c: m (/) 0 ?< ):> z 0 :c 0 ?<


a> Funerals/Memoriams 0 N 1: 0 a: cs: :E 0 a: -lL 0 a: lL 0 z cs: > ic( Q f/) w .,_ ffi > w Q w X f/) :i m ':l 0.. z ..1 ..1 JD .!a w z w fn < c a: 0 it MRS. SHADDIE A.: MILLER A celebration of life for MrsShaddie Miller of Tampa who departed this life on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at St. Luke A. M E. Church, 2709 N. 25th Street, at 2 p.m. with Reverend La'Tonya W. Floyd, -officiating. Interment will fol-low at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Shaddie A. Miller was born in Lake City, Florida, on June 8. She moved to Tampa at an early age and joined St. Luke A. M. E. Church at the age of 14. She was_ a long time member of the Usher Board until her illness would not allow her to serve. She held memberships in the National Council of Negro Women, Tampa-Hillsborough Urban Guild, and the Lily White._ She was preceded in death by: her husband,-Lesley J. Miller, Sr.; her,daughter, Annie M: Williams-.Gooden; her parents, Arthur_ and-Jewella Robinson; her sister, Clyde Robinson Brantley; :and her brother, Claude Robinson, Sr. Mrs. Miller leaves to cherish precious memories of her: son, Lesley J. "Les" Miller, Jr. and wife, Tampa City Councilwoman Gwendolyn "Gwen-"; granddaughter, LeJean _M. Harper, and husband, Thomas, Sr.; grandson, Lesley J. Miller, III, and wife, Dr. Alyndria;-great grandchildren, Thomas D. Harper, Jr., Tempestt Harper,' Lesley J. Miller, IV, and Kameron Miller;; nieces, Claudia Clemons, Dorothy Warren, and husband, Wesley; Loretta Robinson, Edith Robinson, and Thelma Robinson, all Tampa; nephew, Claude Robinson, Jr. of Wilmington, NC; son-in-law, Vincent Gooden; goddaugh ters, Ann Hicks, Gloria Sterexx; god-granddaughter, Beverly Brinson; a nurse who loved her dearly, Gladys Valle; and many other relatives and friends. The remains will be reposed from 5-7 p. m. and the family will receive friends from 6-7 p. m. Friday, March 20, 2009, at St. Luke Church. Friends are asked to assemble at the church at approximately 1:45 p.m., Saturday. "A WILSON SERVICE" www.wiJson-funeralhome.com MRS. HAZEL WILLETTE HOPKINS KELLMAN Services for Mrs. Hazel Hopkins Kellman will be held at Brown Memorial Church Of God In Christ, 2313 E. 27th Avenue, Tampa, 33610, on Saturday, March 21, 2008, at 1 p.m. Mrs. Hazel Willette Hopkins Kellman's love and guidance was a great source of strength and encouragement to her family, friends and others. She was like a mother to many and tcaves a void that can never be filled! Hazel Kellman was born on December 30, 1962, in Tampa, to Rosa Lee Hopkins and the late William Fred Hopkins-As a young girl, she was educated in the local school system and graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1980. She went on to continue her education at ITT Technical Institute. She began her distinguished and successful career as an artist at GSP where she was a dedicated employee for 16 years of her life. Her spiritual journey began with True Vine Ministries followed by Brown Memorial Church Of God In Christ in Tampa, under the pastorage of Bishop Matthew Williams. On Monday, March 16, 2008, she quietly entered into the heritage oflife eternal. She leaves to cherish her memory: a loving husband, Ralph Kellman; a loving son, Donald Kellman, Sr. and wife, Bianca Kellman; a loving daughter, Donesha Kellman; a loving son, Devin Kellman; grandson, Donald Kellman, Jr. and Damrion Kellman; gran!ldaughters, Daisha Kellman and Kalia Kellman; sisters, Julie Atwood and husband, Graddie, Linda Davis and husband, Morris, Magdalen Green and husband, Leon, Patricia (Gail) Evans and_ husband, Johnnie, LaFredica Hopkins, Janet Davis and the late Brenda Hopkins; devoted cousin, Alvin Wells; devoted friends, Reginald and Liza Stone; devoted friends, John and Gina Mcmorrow; and a host of sorrowing aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors-Viewing will be held at Woody's Funeral Chapel, 2314 E. 27th Avenue on Friday, March 20th, from 7-8 p. m Services by WOODY'S FUNERAL HOME. *"The Voic e of Our Speaktii g for Ttse(f" HAPPY BIRTHDAY MS. BEULAH LEWIS Sunrise: 3/22j1936 Sunset: 3/27/2005 Grandma, not a day goes by that we don't miss you. Grandma, we love you. Love always, Sandra and kids. IN MEMORIAM MATTIE 'PERKINS' SHIGGS August 3,1934-March 26, 2007 It's been 2 years since you've been gone and you are missed tremendously! You died as you lived and that' s never giving up! You've touched so many lives and you continue to live on in our hearts! We shall see one another againz Talawnda "DeDc" Shiggs and family IN LOVING MEMORY GOR.pON, III It's been 9 years, sadne s s still comes over us, teas in silence often flow. Forever in our hearts. We love you always, (wife) Tammy; and (sons) Tyrell and Rashard. l Sentinel Bulletin \\ : ) BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM ERNEST MOODY 3/18/55 Happy birthday, Dad. Words can't explain how much we miss you, but it's a guarantee that we will never forget you. We love you so much. Always and forever. R.I.P. IN MEMORY OF. MY HUSBAND WILLIE BUSTER SMITH 7/15/1915-3/16/2008 To my darling husband, it has been one year since you left me. The 31 years we had together there was lots of love, joy, pain and tears, but most of all there was LOVE! I miss you and you will stay in my heart FOREVER! Your loving wife, Vivian Norton (Toni) Smith. IN MEMORY OF OUR DADDY WILLIE BUSTERSMITH 7/15/1915-3/16/2008 Daddy, we miss yop so much! It's been one year already. We thank God for letting us have you so long with us, before going home to glory. Love you always. Your children, Andre, Loretta and Teresa; and grandchildr.en.


:::c IN LOVING IN MEMORY OF IN MEMORIAM TORRIE MCDUFFIE Sunrise: January Sunset: March 23, I Wanted You To Know: I was sitting here in heaven and having a wonderful day. I started thinking about you and all the things I didn't get a chance to say. I don't want you to worry about me and please don' t shed any tears because I will wait for you in heaven if it takes a hund1ed years. Everything I had on earth, I have in heaven, too! My fi1st day here my body became brand new. It i s really pretty he1e and I love new home, although your heart is broken, because m y body I S gone. My love will always be the1e as you go along the way. Just take a peek inside your heart, there is where 1'1_1 stay. Know that I loved my family and all my friends, too. Ma (Belmda), NeNe, Tishia, Guez and Ronnie, my thoughts will be with each of you your whole life through. In loving memory ofTorrie Leon McDuffie, who went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 23, 2007. IN MEMORIAM MR. WILLIE J. KNIGHTON (BALL'E) 3/18/o8 A kind man who loved God and people. You a1e in the p1esence of God, now no one will ever hurt you again. Lovingly. ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY :;, :'So-'. f t;.J!. JOYCE ANN HARRIS March 20, 2009 It's been one year since the Lord called you home. You'll always be missed. We will keep you in our prayers. Your loving family and friends. BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM PATRICIA ROBERTSON In loving memoy of m y wife's birthday, Pa ticia Robe1tson born Mach 19, 1954 Willie, LaWan(h a and Antonio Robe1tson w ill always love you. Happy bithday IN MEMORIAM WILLIE BUSTER SMITH 7/15/1915-3/16/2008 Mem01ies of you will live fmever in ou1 hea1ts! Danyl and And1e Cummings and family, nnd Melvin and Vivian N01 ton and family. MEMORY OF MY GRANDMOTHER MY DAUGHTER :z: DEBORAH DENISE CLARK 1/19/1969-3/22/2002 It' s been 7 years since you went home to glory. We miss and love you. Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow. We'll always miss you stopping by the house or giving us a phone call just to say hi and asking do we miss you. You'1e in our hea1-ts fo1ever. Lots of love, mom and family. BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM FORA SPECIAL MAN ANTHONY DWAYNE MYRICK, SR. 'BIG AMP' We've been friends fo1 so l ong, I can h ;udly count the yeas, and now for a little while you 1 e gone, and m y heart cannot contain the tears. We have been through so tnuch togethe, no one knows me as well a s you do. For you know me bette than I know myself and that' s what I appreciate about "you." Though circumstances are c:msing us to be apart, I miss the late night shopping at, WalMaft. No more waiting f01 me to get home from school, to cat late, no more phone calls, text messages and going OIHnn dates. Many days and nights you talked about your (Ma Dear) saying how much you missed her, just being here. I know she greeted you with a big hug and kiss. Just know "Bae" you are truly missed. God picked a special man when He called you home. No more being with you making me laugh and smile. I have more memories with you than my heart can eve pile. We know God is taking cure of you and now you :11c well. We love and miss you moi c than words could evc1 tell. Huppy 38th birthday, Bac. Love forcve Tammi Keels nnd family. Big Mama, O'Lady, Nana, 1\J Nany, and Ma. Well, there 0 you go all five generations. 1\J We love you and miss you g dearly! <.0 Your granddaughter, Vivian (Toni) Smith, and all VIVIAN GUZMAN BRANCH 7/1/1912-3/15/2002 of your family. HAPPY 16TH BIRTHDAY MICHAEL ANTHONY STEWART, JR. March 22, 1993 -May 12,2008 To a very special son, and the best brother a sister could ever have. Michael Anthony Stewart, Jr., you will always be remembered. Happy birthday. From, Aretha, your mother, and sisters, Kwanda and Quevonna. We're not just in your neighborhood. We're part of your community. Being located in your community and being an active m embe r of it are two very different thing.;. As your neighborhood funeral home we're honored to serve you both through funeral care and community involvement. Call to leam how we ccm serve you further. FUNERAL HOME 3(XX) N 29th St. Tampa, Fl33605 (800) 605-3350. (813) 248-6125 r-0 lJ c )> (/) m z ::j z m r-1 CD c: rf7 m ::j "'0 c: CD r-cn ::I: m 0 m < m :::c -< -f c: m en 0 )> z 0 lJ 0 )> -<


0) Card Of Thanks/Memoriam 0 C'\1 :X: () a: <( ::E >=<( c a: LL c a: LL c z <( c en w ::l .... w > w c w ::z:: en :::i m ::l D.. z i= w ..J ..J ::l m ..!J w z i= z w en <( c a: 0 ...1 LL THANK YOU! ARTHUR L. VERNON Local The family of Arthur L. Vernon would like to thank you for your warm expression of sympathy, support and compassion on the recent loss of our husband, father and grandfather. We deeply appreciate all your prayers, visitations, telephone calls, cards and other sympathetic gestures rendered during our bereavement of our dearly beloved, Arthur L. Vernon. Special thanks to: Rivers Of Life Church Ministries, Inc., LifePath Hospice -Gold Team in Temple Terrace, and Ray Williams Funeral Home. Sincerely, the Vernon family. Illness Claims life Of St. Petersburg's First Black Citv Manager Funeral services for the first African American to be appointed as City Manager for the City of St Petersburg were held at 11 a. m., on Thursday at the First Baptist Institutional Church. Mr. Don McRae died on Sunday at the age of 78. A native of St Petersburg, Mr. McRae attended the public schools of St. Petersburg. After graduation he served in the U. S. Army and was ,trained as a helicopter pilot. Rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Mr. McRae retired in 1972. During his military career, Mr. McRae began college at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He completed his education at the University of Nebraska, where he earned his B. A. in Mathematics, a close friend, Goliath Davis, St Petersburg Deputy Mayor, Midtown Economic Development Department said. "He will obviously be missed for his very generous and giv ing manner, time, and talents. He was a consummate city servant and he paved the way for myself and others who now occupy managerial posi tions in city government. He was a trailblazer," Deputy Mayor Davis said. Returning to his native city, Mr. McRae founded the first ; helicopter program for the St. P _etersburg Police Department. The program is no longer in existence, a spokesman for the St. MR. DON McRAE First Black City Manager of St. Petersburg Sept. 21, 1930 -March 15, 2009 Petersburg Police Department said. Mr. McRae obtained employment with the City of St. Petersburg as a civilian police employee. Throughout the years, Mr. McRae continued rising through city government and was named as the Interim City Manager in 1992, replacing Robert _Qbering. Former Mayor Dave Fischer named him as Chief of Staff in 1993 -Mr. McRae retired in 2001 and oversaw the operation of his family's bus iness McRae Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine McRae, other family memb e rs 11nd City Ed.itor Iris B. Holton can be contacted at (813) 248-1921 or byemail iho.lton@Os.enti.ne{.com CDBG APPlication Review Plan Meeting The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Review Committee will meet Monday and Tuesday, March 23""24, from 8:30 a. m. until 4 p m., both days, at the Affordable Housing Offic e, 1208 Tech Blvd., Ste. 300, Tampa. The CDBG Application Review Committee was established to score and rank the proposals based upon the criteria outlined in the Request for Proposals. .for additional information, please contact Marcia Mask Affordable Housing at (813) 274-6592. BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM MR. OZIE L. HORTON 3/tS/32-4/23/06 Remembering you on your birthday. Love, your wife, Daisy Horton and family. Crime Burglar Shot Bv Homeowner MICHAEL COLLINS .. picked the wrong house to burglarize. LAKE WALES -On Wednesday, Lake Police said a burglar picked the wrong house to break into, and is now in the hospital. At 10:30 a.m., police said Michael Collins, 45, parked his van in the driveway of a home and walked around the back of the house. Collins then allegedly pried the back door open with Crime Man Charged With Using Teen For Prostitution Purposes DEREK WILLIAMS Hillsborough County Sheriffs deputies have arrested a man for a.Jlegedly using a teenager for prostitution purposes. On Wednesday, deputies arrested Derek Williams, 50, after they completed an undercover investigation. Deputies said Williams was using a teenage girl to make money from prostitution. The teen was reportedly forced to accompany Williams to a motel after he JULANA MORRIS made a deal with undercover deputies for her to commit prostitution. The teen is 17 years old. Deputies said Williams and another adult, Julana Morris, were arrest at the scene. Morris was charged with prostitution and possession of cocaine. She was released after posting a $2,250 bond. Williams is being held with a bond of$7,QOO. Probe launched In Arson Fire At School Members of the Hillsbo-rough County Schooi District have launched an investigation concerning a fire at a middle school. A portion of Jennings Middle School was evacuated on Wednesday after a fire was discovered According to a spokesperson for the School District; the students in one wing of Jennings Middle School 8799 Williams Road, Seffner, were evacuated on Wednesday morning after the fire was discovered. An unidentified suspect set a roll of bathroom tissue on fire in one of the boys bathrooms. The plastic holder for the roll of tissue melted and caused extensive smoke, but minor damage, she said. The students were sent to other areas of the school to allow the area to clear of the smoke, she said. Man Being Sought For Attempted Murder a crow bar. LAKELAND -Lakeland Police said Collins didn't Police have issued a war-know that the homeowner, rant for the arrest of who is a security guard, was Cor:Qelius Patrick hom e with his two small chil-dren. Gibs<>n, 26. During the incident, poli ce Gi,hson is be_ing sought said Collins tried to hit the fo r attempted f1rst-degree homeowner who was arm_ed" imurder as the result of a with a handgun. The home-hooting that occurred owner fired at Collins, strik-March 16th. ing him in the arm and in the The victim of the shoot-head. ing, Alfred Dodd, 29, was Collins tried to drive away, but crashed about 100 yards transported to a hospital and no information has away in an orange grove. Collins is reported to b e in stable condition at a Lakeland hospital and has a police officer stationed there with him. He will be interviewed and the State Attorney's Office will decide what charges to file in .the case. The homeowner will not face any charges, police said. been released on his condition. Police said Gibson's last k:p.own address was 1667 Crystal Park South Lakeland. Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Gibson is asked to contact Detective Stacey Pough, (863) 834-8978, or the I CORNELIUS GIBSON .. being sought for attempted murder. Lakeland Police Department at (863) 834-6. 900. Police ask that you do not approach Gibson on sight as he considered armed and dangerous.


Crime Couple Face Druu Charges ANT JUAN MCCLENDON Last Wednesday, Hillsborough County Sheriffs deputies arrested a man and woman on drug charges. Members of the Gang Enforcement Section conducted a buy/bust operation in a parking lot located at 10151 East Bloomingdale Avenue that concluded a two -month investigation of Antjuan McClendon, 23 The operation resulted in the seizure of 141 grams of crack cocaine and the arrest ANDREA PHILLIPS of McClendon and Andrea Phillips, 41. The investigation including the buy/bust n etted a total seizure of approximately 207 5 grams of crack cocaine Records indicate McClendon was released form prison on December 21, 2008 after serving time on drug charges. McClendon and Phillips were both released after posting their bonds. Woman Arrested Aher Fla.uuinu Down OHicer FRANCINA WALKER Tampa Police have charged a West' Columbia, South Carolina woman after she flagged down an officer Wednesday. Police said Francina Walker, 29, waived down an officer at Dale Mabry and Interbay Boulevard, exposed her breast, and off ered to commit a sex act for $20.00. Walker was arrested and found to be in possession of a knife, concealed in h e r purse, and a small Phillips head screwdriver, concealed in her bra. Police said Walker also had a push rod with cocaine residue on it. After officers put Walker in the rear of a marked unit, she reportedly kicked out the rear passenger door window. She was removed from the vehicle, placed in shackles and placed in another vehicle. Walker was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, criminal mischief, prostitution, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Free Services Offered To Client-. Job Refferrals *Referrals For Treatment *Re-establishing Convicted Felons Voting Right..; (813) 664-0404 5005 Martin Luther Jr. Blvd. ( I hlm:k or 50 th Tanooed Robberv Suspect Being Sought CLEARWATER-C learwater police are searching for a man they said robbed a business Saturday. Police said the suspect entered Mi c hael' s Arts and Crafts, 2631 Guif-To-Bay Boulevard, and approach e d the cashier to purchase an item. The suspect a ll eged l y displayed a hand gun and d e manded all of the money in the cashier's drawer. The s uspect fled after getting the money, and w h e n police arrived, they set up a perimeter and used a K-9 tracking dog that e nd e d with negative res ults. The suspect is described as a Black male, 20 to 25 years old with a muscular build and with tattoos of the letters B" arid "C" on the right side of his neck. Polic e said both of his hands had teardrops and/or lines on top. Man Killed While Fleeing Arrest ... killed whil e ... being sought fleeing arrest b y authorities. POLK COUNTY -Polk County Sheriffs deputies reported that a sus pect was kill e d Sunday night when he was hit by an SUV while fleeing According to reports, Dontai Brinson, 25, fleeing arrest when he ran onto Highway 27 and into the path of an oncoming SUV Deputies said Brinson had just robbed the Citgo Station on Washington Avenue, and ran when a deputy tried t o arrest him. Investigators said the deputy tried to use his taser on Brinson, but h e wasn't able to do so because Brinson was punching him. The deputy said he ran after Brinson and yelled for him to look out for the vehi cle, but it was too late Two other m e n with Brinson drove off during the chase. They w e re identifie d as Randy Wilson, 25, and Chris Green, 42. Both men are wanted for questioning. :a 0 Bandmates's Plan To Go Solo Results In Shot Being Fired :: l> JJ (') :I: 1\) DERICK WILLIAMS ... became upset when his bandmate went solo. According to Tampa Police, when Derick Williams's bandmate announced his pians to go solo, Williams was not happy. Police said at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Williams armed himself with a handgun, kicked in the door of Corey Anthony's home and fired COREY ANTHONY .. escaped being shot by former bandmate. 5:J 1\) 0 0 z 0 :a c


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B First African American School Honored With Historic Marker The Hillsborough County Public School District recently paid tribute to Historic Harlem Academy, the First African American School in the county by marking the location with a historic marker. The event took place on Thursday, February 26th. The marker is located on the corner ofHarrison Street (next to St. Paul AME Church). The Historic Harlem Academy closed in 1964, but it's deep history continued to echo in the hearts of all who attended and supported. Frances Cheeks Jennings is the President, Histolic Harlem Academy Alumni Association and Mrs. Harriett Scott is the Secretary, Historic Harlem Academy Alumni Association. The Board of Directors are: Mrs. Arndreeta L. Harris, Dr. Cheryl Rodriguez, and Mrs. Charmaine Jennings. (Photography by Brunson and James McAllister) Among those in attendance at the Historic Harlem Academy site marker celebration shown in this photograph are Mrs. Sarah Wynn, center, with her family from left to right daughters, Mrs. Flora Poitier, Mrs. Evora Pimento, and Mrs. Doretha Edgecomb; granddaughters, Mrs. Cherie Pimento-Bethune, and Mrs. Angela Fullwood, great grandson, Brandon Bethune, and son-in-law Alvin Pimento. Nat Powell, Booker T. Lundy, and William Woods were among those in attendance at the dedication ceremony for Historic Harlem Academy. For'Iller Teachers and Staff of Harlem Academy who attended the dedication were: Mrs. Marie Sheehy, Mrs. Dolores Hill, Mrs. Vivian Johnson, and Mrs. Ruth JacksonPerson. Mrs. Mary Alice Dorsett and James Toldey attended the event. Mrs. Sarah Wynn is shown with Moses Darby at the marker dedication ceremony. William Davis and Lonnie Jackson, Jr., w ere a1nong thos e who attended the marke1 dedication ceremony for Historic Harlem Academy. M1s F l01i stine Anderson and M1s .. Jacqueline LaQue Ennis attended the mmker Amon g t hose attending the marker ceremony were from left to r ight: Mrs. F r a nces C heeks Jennings, President of Historic Harle m A c a d e m y Alumni, Mrs. Suarez, and Mrs. Harriett Scott, Secretary of Harlem Alumni. Former students of the Historic Harlem Academy are from left to right: Mrs. Gloria Lomas Philmore, daughter of the late Ada B. Lomas, an instructor at the schooli Mrs. Lois D. Miles, Mrs. Willie Mae Buggs Burney, and Mrs. Josephine Brodie Hubbard. Among those in attendance at the ce.remony placing the marker at the site of Harlem Academy were: Ms. Charmaine Jennings Dr. Chery l Rodriguez, and Arndreeta L. Historic Harlem Board of Directors AJnong those in attendance at the 1narker ce1emony were: M1s. Ruth Hodges, seated, Mrs LaSharn Quince. and Rc,


Q) Local 0 N J: () a: <( :E <( c a: LL. Students Graduate From Etiauene Class MRS. WANDA DELAROSA ... Co-Founder oflt's All About Kids BY IRIS B. HOLTON c Sentinel City Editor a: LL. Last summer 18 youngsters signed up for C the Etiquette and Manners classes being offered by It's All About Kids, a non-profit > community organization. On Friday, (today), 41( March 2oth, 6 p m the youngsters who remained with the program will graduate. W The graduation program will take place at :::::> t-Nuccio Park and Recreation Center, 4805 E Sligh Avenue. Twelve youngsters will take part w in the graduation ceremony. > The graduates are: Candyce Austin, W Janae Chambers, Deja Deveaux, Kenya Green, Jada' Joiner, Brenashia Lamar, Nabrisha Ricliarason, Melena Williams, en :J Tanasja Swint, Gary Washington, m Ivanisha Warren, and Keldred Jackson. Mrs. DeLaRosa founded It's All z About Kids in 2001. As Executive Director, t= w ...J ...J :::::> m I ...J w z t= z w en <( c a: 0 ...J LL. she will serve as the Mistress of Ceremony for .the. program. "The children will conduct part of the pro gram and' will exhibit what theY have learned during these 28 weeks This is our core group who stayed their "We are proud to recognize youngsters in the bay area .for their completion of the Etiquette and. course. These classes were taught to children highly susceptible to delinquent behavior.such as gang involve-ment." The program was made possible through a partnership with Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service and Hillsborough County Parks Recreation. It's All About Kids was able to fulfill its primary initiative to prepare and equip youth of today as leaders of tomorrow. They have learned values, morals and social skills that helped build their self-esteem and self-confidence Mrs. DeLaRosa said. The Etiquette and Manners course was designed to captivate each child while teaching essential skills and good social habits that will help them succeed in the future During the 28-week course, a diverse rangd of topics was taught including: table etiquette, dressing for success, proper grooming and hygiene; how to introduce yourself and how to write a thank you note. Mrs. DeLaRosa taught the course. It's All About Kids is now registering for its upcoming spring course "Proper Table Manners, which will b e held on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Macy's i n the. ..:... l:Jniversity Mall. -r For more information about the graduation, Etiquette and Mann e r s Courses and other pro grams offered call 813-269-4402, 813-447-7981 a nd visit www.ltsAllAboutKids.org A P GIBBS. EsQ. MATIHEW KOCHEVAR. ESQ THOMAS E. rARNELL ESQ m I N w CJ PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH AUTO, TRUCK, MOTORCYC L E OR BOAT ACCID E NTS. SUJ:> AND FAll, NURSING HOME NEGLECT OR MEDI.CAL MALPRACTICE. AlL SERlOUS INJURIES. (813) 975-4444 1.-800-711--5452 WWvV.CJ I BBSAN D PARN E LL.COJ\1\ OUR FIRM IS RATED "AV" BY MARTINDALE-HUBBEll, THE HIGHEST RATING FOR LEGAL ABILITY AND ETHICAL STANDARD WORLDWIDE. The 1 / 4 l .a u : 1't!l' / .,Au lm poNmlf f k .ki r m Tlw t S!rovlcl Nor fle Ba e m:enrenr B e j i m l l m Dccicl ie, Ask l/. Tr1 S.:nd Jim FREE Wrill elllujormot f ,m About Our A n d F.

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God Said It And He Did It Sometimes in life it se .erris as though we are wasting away. Situations come up and that causes us to grow weary and lose heart. We find ourselves in wars and battles trying to stay alive. There are some days wheri it just see ms like we are dying and going to die in our sitUation -. Not only do we as people experience these things, but_ there are some things around us that suffer as well. There are some relationships that are dead or dying. Sometimes our finances experience death. There are some who have encountered a spiritual death. No matter what has caused the death, there is still hope The possibilities of living again are great. In this por. tion of his experient!'! _Ezekiel Writes in chapf:er 3'1>. verses 1-1 4 a bout hope afte r d ea th Ezekiel writes th a t God carried hi m down into a v alle y (vs. 1). God w a s in complete control of Ezekiel's life and He took Him where He wanted him to go. For this les son Ezekiel had to go down in the valley To learn a lesson that would change his life he had to go down in the valley Sometimes the thing that God wants to show re quires us to go down in the valley Too often people are upset and frustrated when they find themselves "in life ; s valley. There are some days when you must go to the val ley, through the valley ; and sleep in the valley. The only thing that should cause a .. be liever concern about the lS if Go. d is Whil e in th e valle y Ezekiel saw d ry b o n es; a lot o f dry b o n es ; th e bones wer e v e ry dry (vs. 2). The bones wer e the rem a ins of what used to live but is now dead. The dryness of the bones speaks to the length of time the bones have been dead The fact that they were very dry suggests that there was no sign of life in them In this valley it is be lieved that there were the re mains ofotherthings as well In the valley of life today, there are the remains of things that once lived and are now dead. If you look at the dry of your life you -. might see the bone f of a ma:r: fiage that yo_ u Y6u might see the bone s of what once and economic sta}?i-lity. In your vaUey,: if ) i ou look around ; ydu migh t see the bones of dreams that have died The do not just appear after death. There is a decay-., ::Il c e ncoura g e d a nd r e JOICe f o r }:< wh a t h e w as a b o ut t o see. S:: God asks Ezekiel, Can th e s e bones live (vs. 3)? 0 As you look at all the death :I: and decay around you, can these bones live? Because there is no more life left in it 'I\) o 0 CD can these bones live? They said it was over and nothing else could be done, can these bones live? The answer for making that which was alive and dead live again is to prophecy to it. God said to Ezekiel, "Prophecy to these ;_hl!i>nes. I will cause bre-ath;lf> enter these bones and (vs. 4,-5) The key: to-your restoration is to prophecy and speak the word of:Goq . of God over it. God said speak -UJ -. ing process Sometimes in life, evert as you iive now, there is a dying and : decay}ng process You see th e flesh of what is alive fading You see the signs and evidence that y ou are dying sp i ritually. You feel your breath of "t zm over 1 If you over it, can -::! make it live. He said He will then put His spirit in it. when \ God resurrects something H'e -m will give it new life new meanirig and new purpose After He ga v e them newness ::! He br0ught them out of the Z valle y Not onl y does God give y ou new life but He also aJ brings y ou out of your v alley. H e said it and He did it He :I: did just wh a t He said. He m gives ne w life Speak the word 0 spirit getting w ea li er. The pro c ess is_ h a ppening when y ou don t ha ve the spiritual stre ngth to pre ss on a nymore. G o d did not take Ezekiel th ere just f or a n outing There was a purp ose. God wante d Ezekiel to s e e w hat the situa tio n w a s th e n so he would be m o ver and w atch God give it < ne w life. m l:J New St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church 1006 South 50th Street Tampa, Florida 33619 813-242-6268 www.nsmmbc.com PASTOR ALEC F. HALL Sunday Morning Church School@ 9:30A.M. Sunday Morning Worship@ 11:00 A. M Thursday Night Youth Bible Study@ 6:30P.M. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study@ 7 :00P.M. New Mt. Zion A.M.' E. Church u A Super N a tural Chu rc h Composed Of Super Natural Peop l e 7 401 So. Kissimmee St. Port Tampa FL 33616 (813) 837-0129 Office Hours: Tues And Thurs 10 A,M -6 P.M. -< c: m en c )> z c ., ::Il c C> m 0'1 I OJ


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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------, Church Directory NEW MT. ZION M. B. CHURCH, INC. 2511 E Columbus Dr. (813) 248-8101 or (813) 247-3899 DR. WALTER J. WILUAMS Pastor Early Morning Worship-7:55A.M. Sunday Morning Worship -9:30A.M. Morning Worship -10:55 A. M. Wed., Family Night-7 P.M. Dea. John C Lovett, Chairman Board Of Deacons 29TH STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST HAROLD RODRIQUEZ-MINISTER 3310 N 29th St. TAMPA, FL 33605 OFFICE & FAX (813) 242-4572 EMAIL: romello@verizon.net Sunday Bible Class .............. 9 :15A.M. Morning Worship .............. ..1 0 :30A.M. Evening Bible Class ............. 5:00 P.M. Evening Worship .................. 6 :00 P.M. Wednesday Night Class .. .... .?:go P.M. Personal Work: 1st SaL .. 1 0-12 Noon ST. JOHN CATHEDRAL 3401 E 25th Avennue ,Tampa, FL (Corner Of 34th St. & 25th Ave. ) Phone : (813) 248-3737 Or (813) 248-3651 Fax : 242-8076 Careline 248-HELP Bishop Eddie Newkirk, Sr. Pastor WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday: 8 :00 A M. Spiritual Enrichment 9:45A.M. Sunday School I Orientation 1 0:45 Worship Service (Youth Church 2nd And 3rd Sundays) Tuesday: 12 :00 Noon Intercessory Prayer w / Bible Study Wednesday: 5 :30P.M. Free Tutorial 6:45 P. M. Adult & Youth Mid Week Service Email Us At:' stjministries@ aol.com Mission Statement: A Chu r c h of the inne r c it y rea c h i ngout to the commun i ty by.ministering to the w hole man. Outreach Ministry: NOAH COMMUNITY, INC./ HOUSE OF LYDIA BISHOP EDDIE NEWKIRK And PASTOR AUDREY NEWKIRK MOUNT PLEASANT M.B. CHURCH 2002 N Rome Avenue (Corner of R ome Ave. and Spruce St.) P.O. Box 4724 Tampa Dr C.T. Kirkland, Pastor Tel: (813) 253-5714 Fax (813) 254-1441 E-mail: MtPieasantMB@ aol.com By Mt. Pleasant Praise Team ,; 'II .. EARLY MORNING WORSHIP AT7:45 A:M. 'iJ ... SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30A.M MORNING WORSHIP -11 A.M. 1ST SUNDAYS 5 PM-Family Series Hour (B.T.U ) 6 PM-Lord s Supper (Communion) TUESDAYS 6 PM Prayer Service 7 PM General Bible Study 7 PM Youth Bible Study DR. C.T. KIRKLAND, Pas tor TAPE MINISTRY Order On Line At Web Site Or Call Church WEB SITE: MtPieasantMBChurch.org HERITAGE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH Hillsborough High School 5000 N C entral Ave. Tampa, FL 33603 REV. DELORES CAIN, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship Service 8 :00 A. M Bible Study Tuesday 7 :00P.M. New Mt Silla M. B. Church 5702 E 32nd Ave. Tampa, FL 33619 New Testament M. B. Church Of Thonotasassa, Inc. 11530 Walker Road Thonotosassa, FL 33592 (813) 986-3971 (813) 610-1252 REV. JOHN D. ANDERSON, JR. Pastor Weekly Services: Sunday School 9 :30A.M. Sun. Morning Worship' 11 A.M. Wed. Night: Youth Prayer Service And Bible Study Thurs. Night: Prayer Service And Bib!e Study Saving The S inners And Educating T h e Beli e vers I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthe n s M e -Phil 4:13 ST. JAMES AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 5202 86th St. T a mpa 677-2411 Sunday Worship Services nu' iii >icii f 7 :45A.M. & 11 A.M a o Church School 9:30A. M _:; each Sunday Bible Study 7 P M each Wednesday Take Pr og r ess B l v d t o S 85th Sl urn Non h. go to Ash Ave t urn E f o llow !he curve to !he fell ( S 86th S l ) and t he church is on the right REV. JOE GAY, Pastor Growth And S h a ri n g God s L ov e Worship Oppor1u nities SUNDAY Sunday School 9 :30A.M. Morning Worship 11:00AM. YPWW-6:00 P M Evening Worship 7 :00P. M TUESDAY & FRIDAY Eve ning Servic e 7 :00P.M RE-BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1924 East Comanch e Ave T a mpa, FL 33610 (813) 238-8911 Welcomes You To An Exciting Place To Worship Electrifying Praise Powerful Teaching & Preaching ... 10 A.M. Every Sunday Morning PASTOR ZACHERY And MRS. FREDDIE HUDSON LAURA STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST 131 0 Eas t Laura S1reet Plant City, FL 33566 (813) 752-2858 William Kerrlson, Ministe r Sunday Morning Bible Study ......... 9 A M Morning Worship Worshi p 10 15AM. Evening Worship... 5 P.M. Wednesday Morning Bible Study ............ 1 0 A M E vening Bible Study.... 7 P.M. ew em Baptist Church 405 N. Oregon Avenue Tampa, FL 33{)03 A, ai For More In.fonnaliou Call: (813) 251 3389 Em nil: ne:wsnlemmbl' .com Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God On it you shall not do any work neither you nor your son or daughter nor your manservant or maidservant nor your animals nor the alien w ithin your gates For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth the sea and all that is in them but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Exodus 20 : 8-11 NIV JJ 0 )> JJ (") ::I: 1\) 0 1\) 0 0 <0 ,-0 ::D c )> en m z :::! z m ,-1 aJ c r rm -t z c m c en :::t m c m < m ::D -< -t c m en c )> z c 'TJ ::D c G) m ...... I m


m Local 0 N J: (.) a: <( :2 >n <( Annual Conference Reaches Out To Bav Area Women c Agape Ministries C.O.G.I.C, a: held their annual Women's LL Conference March, 12-13, 2009 c a: LL with the theme being "Are You Saved Beyond The Point Of...?" Pastor, A. L. Wingfield and First Lady Evangelist D. M Wingfield, hosted the Confer ence. Wednesday night kicked off the conference with Pastor Marva Lettman of Truth Out reach International Ministries, where Pastor Michelle Kelly is shepherd. Thursday night's speaker was Evangelist Mary Phillips from Triumphant Family Life Ministries, where Pastors Craig and Barbara Holloway are shepherds. The powerful women's conference c ulmin a ted on Friday ni ght with c z <( MISSIONARYTONJA COBB And FIRST LADY D. M. WINGFIELD c (J) w ::> 1-> a: w > w c w :I: (J) :J m ::> a. z w ...J ...J ::> Asha and Johanna Phillips, daughters of the speaker Oil rendered a selection before the message was given ...J w z t= z w (J) < c a: 0 ...J LL m I Evangelist Kathy Floyd of Ministry of Spirit and Truth International Ministries where Bishop Saughanto Austin is shepherd. Testimonies where shared, the Word of God d e livered and the lives of women and men changed. It was a awesome serv ice of praises (Photos By Ronika Bagley) Ronika Bagley who ministered in mime and dance is shown with the Evangelist D. M. Wingfield. ... Agape C.O.G.I.C. 's (humnler Church Presents Black Historv Celebration Members of the Covenant Of God Ministries recent l y pre sented to those in attendance a Black History Celebration. The program opened with a prayer that was followed by praise and worsh ip Ms. Delois Spillman then conducted the Praise Darice. The danc e was performed by the Children of Praise, Ashley, Karissa, and Sierra. During a Black History Moment, Diamond Young, Sonia Peralta, Camden Barnum, Kamaih Allen, Zykiah Smith, Kamari Allen, and Nyiah Briggs pre sen t ed Mary Bethune, Madam C. J. Walker, and Barack Obama and family, re spectively. Nakya Ellison and Chantez Carter then presented a Praise Dance, which was followed by Alyce and Ivan Knowles attended the Black History Celebnrtion. Mrs. Joann's tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Chantez Carter shared a moment with Rosa Parks before the second Black History Mo ment was presented. Brandon Caples and Ashley Caples talked about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks. Montayo, Zerrick, Zavion, Sierra, and Zavieon allowed the audience to guess who they represent ed. Pastor Carolyn Riggins read the poem I Am A Christian by Maya Angelou. Pastor Jarvis Ball gave words of encourage/ ment, and Jarvis Ball, Jr., gave the welcome. The closing remarks and prayers were con ducted by Pastor Jarvis Ball. (Photographs by James McAllister) KaShanta Simmons, Kamati Allen, and Kamaih Allen, attended the celebration.


::0 Social o March Birthdays Happ y birthday to the March celebrants, you are bringing in the 'first day of Spring': Henry Lewis, Eleanor Hightower, Tiffany Hayes, Tina Moore, Maya Rodriguez, Robin Galloway, Diana Rogers, Stephanie Jones, Lorena Webb, Natalie Jackson, Linda Taylor and Gayle Nelson. Happy birthday to our former mail lady Mrs. Rose AllenHill, who celeb r ated another wonderful year on March 16th, with family a nd friends. Happy birthday to former Tampa/Ybor City native, Mr. Martin Lara, who now resides in Seattle W A. He celebrates another wonderful day this month and he is wished many more. "Happy birthday, Martin!" Uplifting Prayers If it wasn't for God on our side, what could we do? Let us pray for the sick and shut-ins every where, including: Lucille Moore, Willie Ed Chaney (St. Joseph's), Sis. Lillie Mae Stokes, Ms. Sallie M. Holmes, Roger Humphrey, Mrs. Alfreda Rose, Mellie Johnson, Mr. Otis Wiggins, Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Clara) Sheffield, and Mrs. Aida Gills Consulate. Sympathy Our deepest sympathy is ex tended to the family of Ms. Grace Hendricks from Eng land She was in Tampa with her husband visiting l ocal family members. Our condolences go out to the Wright family in the loss of their husband and father, Mr. Dan Wright. Wedding Bells Congratulations to the new couple, Michael Davis and Linda D. Coleman, who ex changed marriage vows on Sat urday, March 14, 2009, at 4 p. m. a t New First Union M. B. Church This was followed by a beautiful reception at the Ragan Park Center. Happy Anniversary Happy anniversary to Mr. a n d Mrs. David (Gloria) Ram-. sey, Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Gwendolyn) Powell, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald (Thelma) Peterson. Brandon Christian Women's Connection This group of women of faith recently enjoyed a crazy hat theme luncheon. The ladies made their crazy hats! Progress Village Family And Friends Reunion Good fellowship, good food and good fun for all! Jump aboard the Carnival's Cruiseline Sensational as it sai l s to fhe Bahamas. Cabins are limited and time is running out. For more info, call Debora Barr a t (813) 417-6654. First Baptist Church Of Progress Village News Every third Saturday of th e month between 8 a. m. and 12 noon, the church gives away do nated clothing to ys and house hold items at 8616 Progres s Boulevard (between 78th St. and Fa ulkenburg Rd.). My Brothers 2 Keep Ministry Inmates can request a FREE Bible and greeting cards by writ ing to : My Brothers 2 Keep Min-Old Established Neighborhood Plans A Cruise Progress Village is one of Hillsborough County's oldest and it is bouncing back. Regarded for years as a community of tight-knit families where everyone knew their neighbor and everyone helped each other, and where children not only feared their own parents, but parents in the neigh borhood, is working to its old stature. One of the leaders of Progress Village, Tony Parker, has never given up on the neighborhood where he was raised He was instrumental in the First Progress Village Reunion Cele-bration 3 years ago, where friends came from far and near to join in the reunion celebra tion weekend. This year, a family and friends cruise reunion is being planned. This will take place aboard Car nival's Sensation and is set to sail June nth through June 14th for Nassau, Bahamas. There will be activit i es planned for everyone, from the young to the young at heart Cabins are limit ed. To get more information and to reserve your cabin, please contact Debora Barr a t (813) 417-6654 istry, P 0 Box 4618, Tampa, son, and a time to every pur-on the line daily FL, 33677-4618. pose under the heaven. Remember the helpers in the Thought For Today F. Y. I. kitchen: Thelma, (813) 671-" I have found the paradox that Let us keep President Barack 36!4, Family Deli, (8l3) 671-::z:: if I love until it hurts, then there Obama and his family in our 1541 or H. 0 P., (813) 238-5221. N is no hurt, but only more lo ve." daily prayers as he tries to bring Call your news in to change for everyone. Iradean London-Biggs at Scripture (Eccl. 3:1 ) To everything there is a sea-Remember our service men (813) 677-6071. Be blessed! and women who put their lives Yes We Can! 2115 E. Hillsborough Ave. OPEN 24 HOURS America 1htsts Store (813) .237-3741 .Pharmacy (813) 237-3743 Come See our Nurse Practioner For The Common Cold School & Sports Phvsicals Other Minor Illnesses Charmln Basic Balhroo Tissue I Rolls Tot .... Towels r 0 ::0 0 l> CJ) m z ::::! z m r I ttJ c: r r m ::::! z "tl c: ttJ !: CJ) ::z:: m 0 m < m J:l < -4 c: m CJ) 0 l> z 0 J:l 0 G) m CD I ttJ


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Local VA Hospital Celebrates Black Historv Month The James A. Hale y V e t e r a n 's Hospital African Am erican Employment P rogram h e ld its annual Black History Month Program on F ebruary 20th. The w e lcom e was by 0. Tomeka Tookes, AAEP Manage r; invocation by Barbara Nollie of Chaplain Servic e ; occasion by Anthony Becton, IRMS; musi cal s elections by Connie Smith, HAS and Moses Phelps, HAS; essa y presentations, Mitsy Audate and Brittany Pilgrim; poetic interlude Asha Hampton, HRMS, Anna Maritza, RIMS, and Kathy Soriano, IRMS; and the clo sing remarks w e r e by Michael Benning, EEO Specialist. Stephen Lucas is Director James A. Hale y Hospital. (Photos by James McAllister) From left to right, Kathy Soriano, Anna Maritz a Britta n y Pilgrim, Mitsy Audate and Asha Hampton. Moses Phelps of Sarasota rendered 2 selections. BETIY THOMAS Anthony Becton gave the occasion. Connie Smith gave a musical selection. Barbara Nollie gave the invocation. Shown here are George Young, Haywood Pittman, Sheila Miller, Linda Magers, Michael Benning, Kateriniea Littles and Octavia Tookes. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACTPROPOSED PROJECTS The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) will hold a Public Hearing on: Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 4 -6 p.m. Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority 1201 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 The purpose of the hearing will be to give individuals and/or groups an opportunity to present their views and comments regarding HART's proposed projects to be funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) The Public Hearing is wheelchair accessible Please contact HART if you require the information in an accessible format or other s pecial accommodations T h e A RR A funds can be u s ed for eligible c ap i tal e x penses and do not require local matching funds T h e f ollowing a r e th e pr o j e c ts th a t H A R T pr o p oses to und e rtak e with the funding. If no chang e s are made the pr o j ec t s s h ow n b e l ow will b e t h e fina l pr o j ec t s f unded w ith the A merican Recov ery and R e investment Act fund s for fisca l yea r 2009. Urbanized Area Formula Funds (Sections 530 7 and 5340) Bu ses and P a r a tran s it Van s Acc ess ibil ity Impro v em e nt s 21st A venue Impro ve ments Streetcar E x tension and Capit a l Maintenance Fareboxes Replacement and Expansion F l eet Paint Rehab Technology Improvements Security Measures Paratran sit Operating Subtotal: Fixed Guideway Modernization Formula Funds (Section 5309) Capital Improvements to Streetcar Station and Tracks Subtotal: Total $7, 793 203 $1, 000 000 $1, 693 592 $1 000 000 $450 000 $750.000 $800 000 $151 537 $1,515 ,370 $15,153,702 $34,618 $34,618 $15,188 ,320 HART welcomes all comments on or before April 1 2 009 Comments may be mailed to : Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority Attn: Planning Dept. 120 I E 7th Avenue Tampa FL 33605 or via fax You may also call the Planning Department with your comments at (813) 223-6831. Pursuant to Florida Statutes if any person decides to appeal any decision made by a local Board. agency. or commission with respect to any matter considered at a meeting or hearing, that person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal i s to be based. HARTinfo Line: (813) 254-HART(4278) TDD: (813) 626-9158 Fax (813) 223-7976 H i ll sbo r o u g h Area Regi ona l Tran s i t A u t hori t y "T1 ::IJ c :!: )> JJ 0 :::r: "' 0 "' 0 0 (0 "T1 r-0 ::IJ c )> CJ) m z -t z m r;m c: r r-!!l z ., c: m r-u; l: m c m < m ::IJ -< -t c: m CJ) c )> z c "T1 ::IJ c G) m ..... ..... I llJ


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Local Entertainment New lounge Will Feature Star-Studded Grand Opening MILITARY Nightlife in Ybor City will b e changed forever after the grand opening of a n ew club, The Temple Mega Lounge this Sunday, March 22 nd. A s part of the grand opening, Buckwheat fr o m v V ILD 98.7FM will ho s t his birthday bash. The forme r owners of Fue l a l ong with party host Smitty of the U-Haul Boyz, have worked hard to put together an entertainment package never seen before in the area. All of the power playe r s in the mus i c industry n ee d t o b e at this s h ow ," said Smitty. Performing w iII b e T a mpa's three hottest acts, Tom G., Military, and Javon Black. A l so appea rin g will be Lil' Kee, Cristol, 2 Pistols, DJ Smallz, DJ Christion, Drunk D, DJ Kirky C a nd DJ Prophet. Everyone will b e invite d fr ee until 12 a m and drinks are $1.00 until midnight. TOMG. Door s will open a t 10 p.m. a nd 1 8 and over ca n com e to chill and 2 1 and up can com e to spill. The n ew T emple Mega Lounge is located at 1915 East 7th Avenue, across from Fuel. For m o r e information on t hi s huge p a r t y o r to reserve a tabl e, call (8 1 3 ) 758-9807 Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-072, or e-mailed at l c r e ws@fl sentinel.com. The Will To Succeed Keeps Her Going Janu was never naive about entering the entertainment field. She knew the m a l e dominate d indus try woulq present her with a lot of setbacks, but s h e swore nothing wo uld d e r ail h e r dream of becoming a success ful entertain er. Janu ( real name Vicky) said s h e has so muc h t o b e t hankful for I thank God for giving m e the wi ll and strength t o k ee p going. I a l so appreciate the h e lp.I'v e gotten fro m so many p eople who just won't give up on m e, o r allow m e to give up on m yself." Janu said s h e continues to work h ard and attends mu s i c conferenc es with only women so s h e can h ea r t h e ir s ituation s, and get va lu able advice. W e all talk about h ow JANU we' r e p e rceiv e d in t h e indu s try a nd w hat we can do to c hange t hat perc e pti on. We know i t s going to be a process, but we all have vowed to not stop worki ng h ard to get to where we wan t to be. I learn e d l o n g ago t hat hard work and tal e n t i s Primitive is amazing work with songs written fronr the h earL. Vlonel Bell, Philadelphia, PA "What do you say about a CD that takes you from raunchi/y s..xy to cheek--to-cheek romantic ? Me& Henley, Pine River, MN Firs t : "I Need A Freak" Nowr "Prilrfitive" you can call l a come back because this is a come back hit baby! Tony MarshaU "Bananan "Bedford, OH "Die II from, Primitive Is AWESOME!" The strings sound very nlce ... I love It/ -Nlkld Nicole, Miami FL I" thought I knew this guy. -Chris Mavros, Broadvie w Hts, OH The PRIMITIVE CD is awesome/ I feel some songs can be used for anything, even a movie score or a TV the m e song. Suoblne M Marrero, North Carollon Available@ AWESOME SOUNDS on Route 31) 1 SENSUOUS SOUNDS SYSTEMS, Bucb Blvd & The BP STATION -2524 East Bucb Blvd. what it takes to make you successful." Janu said the r e are a l o t of di stractions to deal with, especially with DJs who want so m ething in r eturn for pla y in g your mu s ic. I consider that an insult and s i g n of di s r es p ect That ange r s me treme nd ous l y. A lot o f talent i s lost when the industry embraces a doubl e standard "Altho u g h I'v e appear e d in som e s hows and some of music has been played on the r a dio, the r e i s s till a lot of r es istance b y l oca l DJs to play h e r mu sic. "They won't give m e the e xpo sure t h a t cou ld reall y h elp m y c a reer But, that w o n't stop me. If t h e r e 's o n e important tool I'v e learned to carry with m e a ll the time ; it' s pati e nce. You h a v e to understand it' s n ot goin g to happ e n all a t once. I get down on m yself at t imes a nd I get f rustrated, but I have p eople a r ound m e who h e lp m e stay motivated. I know I need to marke t myself m o r e, and do more n etwo rkin g." Janu said this yea1 will be th e be s t for h e r, b ecause she can f ee l it. I f ee l so m e big things are gong to happen for m e this year. You just have to turn away from a lot of t empta tion and say no and mean it. Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or e-m.a.iled at l c r e 1 vs@tlsent.in e l C"Ofll. Comedian John Henton Brings Laughter To Comedv Club "Tl J:l 0 s }:1 ll C1 :I: 1\l Comedian John Henton, better known as "Overton" of Living Sing le, brought much laughte r to Ybor City's lmprov 1\l Comedy Club. He was the during a recent comedy g CD show. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Actor, comedian John Henton, better known as 'Overton," at the Improv. A n glin Browil and Annette James were an1ong the guests at the Improv. "TT r 0 :::c c )> (J) m z ::::! z m r I tD c: r r m ::1 z "tJ c: tD c (J) :I: m c m < m :c -< -t c: m (J) c )> z c "TT :::c c


Entertainment 50 Cent To Release Two Albums This Year so CENT Recently, while filming a video, 50 Cent said it was he who gave Eminem theidea to release two albums this year. Fif is taking credit for that you're wei-incomplete, because there was no opportunity to mix it. The only song that was mixed that I worked on with Dr. Dre is 'I Get It In' -that one is out now. It's cool, but I need the rest of them to be mixed before I can present my project to the public." Fif projects Before I Self Destruct will drop in June, after Eminem's R elapse hits stores on May 19 -and 50's second album will come one month after Em's second album, according to the current game plan. > come, America. The "" 0 Queens MC also said he's When asked to describe the concept of the upcoming "Crack a Bottl e" v id eo, 50 didn't say much. "The concept .:. this video is very artistic. It's an idea that Em and [his manager] Paul [Rosenberg] agreed on. It's exciting a: going to do the same thing. iL "What they don't know ... C the new announcement is z that I'm dropping two And ... ? D I X) ,... albu.ms," Fif smiled. "I've had an opportunity to record since I thought I was releasing an album in December. But the portion of my record that I recorded with Dr. Dre was "So you want me to tell what it is?" 50 laughed. "I'm not telling you. Fif is set to join Fall Out Boy on tour for five dates starting with the Dallas stop on April 14 STARKES ROOFING, INC ..--..--__,.,..,.,..,.,,...,... Residential & Commercial L eak R e pair.; N o J o b T o o SmaU O r T oo L a rge 20 Ye;t rs Ex p erie nce 5 Y ears Es tablished In S e min o le H e i g ht s Communit y :'\nw Takin:: Applkatinns Fnr EmJllnymcnt. Drivcr s Lkcnsc Ucquircd. DARRYL STARKES Roofing Contractor Lic e n se # R C0067277 Licen se d B ondt:d -IJI"'Jrt:d 1802 E. Mobile Avenue Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 477-0108 Fax: (813) 236 DARRYL. STARKES AFTER White House: Obama To Appear On Leno's Show PRESIDENT OBAMA AndJAYLENO WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has landed a spot on Jay Leno's late-night talk show, a chance for the president to add a light touch to his effort to get the economy back on track. NBC says it will be the first time a sitting presid ent has appeare d on such a program. The White House said Monday that Obama will visit "The Tonight Show With Jay Lena" during his trip to Los Angeles on Thursday. NBC will tape the program and then air it that night, after Obama has returned to Washington. Pres id ential c andida t e s bbama amon g the m have appear e d o n t alk s h ow s during their c ampaigns. Robin Thicke On J.Hud: Touring Will Be Cathanic JENNIFER HUDSON And ROBIN TIDCKE LOS ANGELES -T eaming up for a nationwide tour with Jennifer Hudson was a no-braine r for Robin Thicke. They first collaborated on "Giving Myself, a beautiful track from h e r selftitled debut album. "Luckily, h e r voice i s ready to go at all time s," Thicke told me earlier today. "She showed up, I had this great littl e song in the spirit of Whitney Houston, and she sat down next to me and I starte d singing it for h er, and she lov e d it right off the bat. W e got her behind the microphone and she Jennifer Hudson-edit." The two kick off their coheadlining six week tour on March 31 in Albany, N.Y. Chris Brown And Rihanna Did Not Record A Duet last Month People magazine published a report denying that Rihanna and Chris Brown recorded a duet together last month. CNN reported that producer Polow Da Don had overseen the pair's recording sessions after Brown was charged with two felonies in the alleged altercation. "The reports are inaccurate," Polow's publicist, Laura Wright, told U sMagazine. com calling the CNN report misinformed. "The duet was recorded long before the incident." "Contrary to published reports, Chris Brown and Rihanna did not record a duet after the incident," echoed the People report, quoting a "label source" with knowledge of the recording. The confusion seems to be the result of a demo RIHANNA And CHRIS recorded by Brown and Rihanna in 2008, which Polow Da Don spoke with MTV News about after it leaked onto the Internet in January. According to People, their "reference vocals" were meant to instruct the eventual singers on how to do the song. The track, titled "Bad Girl," was intended to be on the soundtrack for the recent film "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and was eventually recorded by the Pussycat Dolls. Gucci Mane savs He Went -Straight"TrfThe Studio aner,Leaving-Jail The Gucc is home. Gucci Mane was released from an Atlanta detention cente r Friday and went right back to entertaining. "Straight to the studio and r ecorded four or five s ongs. The n I had a party late r that night to get r eady for so that took up mos t of m y day right there h e s aid Gucci had been in jail since S eptembe r He was sent e nc e d to a year for failing to serve his court-ordered 600 hours of community service, which had been mandated in 2005. Gucci said he was in the studio with producers Drumma Boy and Frank Nitti, as well as up-andcomers Fat Boy and Zaytoven. "I got this one song called 'Wee k end' -it's tight," he described. "It was produced by Fat Boy. I did songs for the 'hood, for the trap. I did a couple of songs for the clubs and one for the girls The rapper promises a new LP soon "I'm working on .it now h e said. "I don't know when it' s coming out. I'm only 30 percent done. GUCCIMANE No title yet. I'm trying to see where the music takes me and base the title on t:p.e music. I'm just going through a lot of new material. In September, when Gucci went away, he was at the height of his career. He parlayed a strong_ string of street records into major love around his city. He was one of the most popular artists in Atlanta when he went in and only got bigger while in jail. In the ATL, you can't escape songs like "Bricks" and "Make the Trap Say Aye," an OJ Da Juiceman song featuring Gucc.


Entertainment Kanve West And 88-Kevs Are The New Dinv Old Men on The Block KANYEWEST Arid 88-KEYS Mortimer and Randolph Duke from "Trading Places." The Muppets' Statler and Waldorf. Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy's barbershopdwelling characters from "Coming to America." And now, welcome Rufus West and his friend of over 70 years, Clifford, to the grumpy senior-citizen com edy fold. "Some people like to refer to me as '88-Keys,' dirty old goat Clifford said, sitting next to his elderly friend. "They call him ... ," Clifford trailed off point-ing to his gray-haired buddy. "What's that African boy's name?" "They don't call you '88' nothing," Mr. West countered. "They call you '88-years-old.' Under the makeup, "Clifford" is actually 88-Keys and Mr. West is, well, Mr. West -the 1 2 -ti me-Gram my-winning Kanye West, that is. Both artists were goofing around in character on the Hollywood set of Keys' "Stay Up (Viagra)" v ideo. "You been stupid since the '50s," Rufus said to Clifford, who told MTV. News they were filming a commercial. "This ain't no commercial, this is a motion-picture singing video with a song to it. I been correcting your dumb self since the '50s." "Why you always gotta embarrass me?" Clifford asked. "Actually, I brought some self-esteem back to you," Rufus answered. Canadian Music Stanup Gives Death Row Second life TORONTO --The music startup WIDEawake Entertainment Group is moving from obscurity to Death Row, having unveiled its ambitious plans for the U.S. gangsta rap label, whose catalog includes recording s by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur. De spite a low profile even in its home country, WIDEawake snapped up Death Row Records from bankruptcy for $18 million in January. It now plans what it says will be a "hugely profitable" bus iness strategy for the company, built upon digital an<;l mobile formats, synchronization licensing deals for television and film, and the issuing of pre viously ).mreleased material -including songs by Shakur, who was killed in 1996. Some industry observers have questioned the acquisition price, but WIDEawake founder/CEO Lara Lavi says there are plenty of revenue opportu nities. "Th e labe l hasn't been exploited signific antly for the digital market," she says. "There's no mobile exploitation and absolutely no synch (synchronization license) income When you put those things together, you have a pretty good sense of what this company is worth." She quickly set her sights on Death Row, saying the labe l's financial details made it attractive. Lavi says that even with all the turmoil surro undin g Death Row includin g the incarceration of its founder Suge Knight and the bankruptcy -it was still pulling in $3 million-$5 million in what she call s "passive" annual income, without promotion or significant marketing s upport. 'EXQUISITE MATERIAL' Lavi has hired former Death Row producer/engineer John Payne as senior vice president at Death Row/WIDEawake Entertainment LLC. Payne says the real oppor tunities in the 10,000 -s ong catalog reside in unreleased tracks by the likes of Petey Pablo, Kurupt, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and even Beyonce. He's now working with t h artists con cerned, ensuring that appropriate contracts are in plac e. Rick Ross Finallv Admits Prison-Guard Past RICK ROSS Mter months of denials and flat-out r efusing to address the subject, Rick Ross has admitted to being employed as a correctional officer. In the May issu e of XXL magazine, the Miami rap star finally owns up. "Me not answering or addressing that situation has nothing to do with my career," he's quoted as saying. "I've accomplished enough, and I've made enough money for me to be good ... Yes, it was me in those pictures. But I'mma tell you this. Me taking that job, I was doing my job You understand what I mean?'' After a picture of Ross wearing a guard uniform leaked onto the Internet, The Gun Web site was the first to crack the case concerning Ross' controversial background. They released purported official papers detailing his job and old pay stubs. While the evidence of Ross' past seemed 'irrefutable, the MC had brushed it off until now, despite blog talk and continual mocking from 50 Cent (the G-Unit have constantly called him "Officer Ricky" in songs and interviews). Ross told XXL that his credibility cannot be fazed and the drug-dealing stories in his songs are authentic. "T h e stuff I talk about is real. The dop e is real," he insisted. "The gun talk is official. Look up [notorious Miami gang member) Kenneth 'Boobie' Williams. Look where he's from. That's not nothing to be proud of. I wish that on no man. But, just to let you know, that's what I witnessed. It's a reality. I cannot discuss certain p eo ple that's still in the streets, and I will not. I took a street oath and I'mma liv e by that, and I'mma die by that. And it's not about a music career, 'cause that s h I'm good. It's about m e and being in the streets." Dwavne Johnson Admits To College Steroid Use Steroids have become a fact of life in the sports world, but rarely do those in the movie business have an intimate, first-person perspectiv e on the dangers and allures of performanceenhancing drugs But then, how many movie stars went from coll ege football to professio n a l wrestling to box office hits like "The Game Plan" and Get Smart"? 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, 5 Entertainment ;'\1 ::> 5 soulia Bov Tell' em Gets Street cred From lil wavne .. "Crank That," though, the !_2 original version of "Turn My Swag On is arguably ;his. most street-credible to date. MCs such as Slim' Thug and .Young Jeezy have cosigned it by over the instrumental, while. Fabolous, Jadakiss and Maino all laid verses for an unofficial remix. While "Swag" caine out late :iast year around the sa:ine time as the iSquJjaBoyTellem single "BZriilWalk;"' 1t took awhile to 'cdtch fire. So what was iiold-up? Kert}f:Vson and Lil Wayne Soulja Boy T:el.Ye.i:Ji to the next level. S9:Ui:fa _Boy is getting ready .. to shoot a video for the "Tzi:rti}Jy'Swag On" 0 remix, w -1tl{Ms. Hilson and Wee'z: Baby by his last year, Interscope its bets on "Bird Walk/' to be another huge hit for him. The gamble pay off. The fans didn't take to that plan, and "Bird Walk" was a dud. 0 side. --. Z It's but once has one :::c: of the ho-'tt'est songs in the clubs. monster .i.U Soulja Boy is currently plannjng a summer outing called the Turn My Swag On Tour. ,_ ?.: u !) t .:I -' ) ..1 r.. DREW-Z'S MOVIE REVIEW Race To Mountain -The Rock comes through with this actionpackectmovi from Disney. The kids will love this one. No. 1 at Box Office-$25M. [***] .: The Last Hous!3 On The Left -A family of crazy prison escapees kidnap two girts, raf'?es them and leave them for dead A revenge killing you can feel good ab6uf; Watchmen 7 Comic book comes to the. big screen Over the top violence and nudity. Definitely not for kids. Too long -2 hrs./43 min. No. 1 at box office -$55M.'[**I -Caroline -A dark animation about a girt who is terrorized by a witch. Too scary for kids. l**J Fired Up -Two high school football stars decide to join the cheerleading team to be around the girls. Well-written comedy. Enjoyed it' [***%1 He's Just Not That Into You -A comedy/drama about different relationships concerning women. Starts slow but turned out to be good. [***I Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail -Comedy/drama starring Tyler Perry as Madea. No. 1 at the Box Office -$41 M [***] Friday The 13th -The same as before. Fifteen victims to slash and two to survive. You pick who will survive. Blood and guts. No. 1 movie-$42M [**Yz] The Confession Of A Shopaho/ic -A light-hearted comedy and love story about a young woman who is addicted to shopping. Your daughter will love this one. [*** ] The International -A crime thriller starring Clive Owens. Worth seeing' [***%1 The Uninvited-A teenage girl thinks the nanny killed her mother to marry the dad. A serious twist at the end Worth seeing!. [***%] Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans -This movie traces back to the feud between the vampires and werewolves. Good special effects If you like blood and guts, this one is for you. [**%] Paul Blart: Mall Cop-A single dad tries to make ends meet as a security guard at a NJ mall. Pass on this one [**] Taken-A retired CIA operative's daughter is kidnapped (taken). You can t miss this one. Actionpacked [****] Notorious -A hip-hop movie about the life and times of rapper Biggie Smalls. [**%] Marley & Me -This movie is about a family and nn out of control dog. Surprisingly very good. A definite tear jerker [****] Gran Torino-Clint Eastwood plays a prejudice Vietnam vet who is forced to change his ways. Pretty good. [***] The Unborn -A young woman cursed by. her unborn twin. Had the potential to be scarier, but fell short. [**% I Yes Man -Jim Carrey s t a r s in this light comedy about a guy who l oves to use the word "No." Enjoyed it' [***I The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button -Brad Pitt (Best Actor) and Taraji Henson (Supporting) should get an Oscar for their roles. Very good movre, different, but a little too long. (2 hrs. 47 min.) [****] Slumdog Millionaire -Worth Seeing! Golden Globe Winner (Best Picture) [***%1 Valkyrie -Based on a true story, Tom Cruise is a Nazi colonel who launches an attempt o n Hitler's life. Enjoyed it' [***%] RATINGS **** Very Good I *** Good I **Average I Wait For Video Gospel Singer Bebe Winans Accused Of Assault On Ex-Wife Gospel singer BeBe Winans, with sister and duet partner CeCe, is free. on bond, according to jail. records. .. ATLANTA, GA Gospel si-nger BeBe Winans, a celebrity judge on BET's "Sunday Best" show, was charged this week with assaulting his ex -wife last moJ}th during an argument about their children. Winans, 46, was jailed briefly Wednesday afternoon before posting a $1,000 bond, according to Nashville-Davidson County (Ten.nessee) jail records. The arrest warrant was issue d based on an affidavit from Debra Winans, whom he divorced six years ago after 16 years of marriage. The document alleged that the incident happened February 13. Debra Winans spoke to CNN TV affiliate WSMV in Nashville on Thursday. H e pus hed m e to the ground in front of my children," she said The argument happened in the driveway of her Nashville home on the eve of Valentine's Day, she said. BeBe and Debra Winans have a 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old so n "The Voice Our Communitv Speaking for 813 248-1921 T.l. savs He Has '18, 19' New Songs -But Still Won't Talk Detox When T.I. takes a vow of silence, he apparently rides it out to the end. Tip has evidently made a pledge not to divulge information about his reported collaborations with Dr. Dre for the Doc's forthcoming Detox LP -even though an inside source confirmed the information to MTV News, and tracks have leaked (one of which was labeled "I Am Hip-Hop (Detox)," with Tip referencing verses.for Dre. Still, T.I. will not open up about his work on the album. "I heard about that," Tip said nonchalantiy about the Detox tracks leaking on Monday in the New York City borough of the Bronx, where he spoke to kids at a Boys & Girls Club. As questioni!fg about Detox continued, T.I. replied, "Did I really reference vocals. for Dr. Dre? Did Dr. Dre confirm I referenced vocals for Dr. Dre? I cannot confirm or deny my involv.ement with the Detox project, but if I had the chance to.work with the great Dr. Dre, it would be an honor and a privilege, and definitely be a pivotal moment and highlight of my CB.Jeer." T.I. had previously told T.I. MTV News that "a little birdie" .told him Detox wi,ll be "phenomenaL" Tip is scheduled to face a federal judge at the 'end of this month on March 27, where he will learn the full details of his prison tence. Many of Tip's peers have been reaching out for guest verses from him before he has to go away. "I'm trying to do as much as I can," he-said. "I can't make it to everybody; Qut I'm gonna do as much as I can." T.I. has als o been at work on a new album, but doesn't have a release date as of yet. "As far as my own personal project, I am working and recording," he explained. "I got 18, 19 new songs-." lil Wavne Promises Big Things From His Young Monev Crew PANAMA CITY BEACH, --Lil Wayne is a busy dude these days, what with both rapping and rocking. And if you want to be a part of his burgeoning ei;Ilpire Young Money Entertainment, he says all you have to do is be willing to follow his (rel entlessly paced) l ead. The crew consists of familia r names from Wayne's albums and mixtapes including Drake, Mack Maine, Nicki Minaj, Jae Millz, Tyga and n ewer artists Gudda Gudda, T-Streets, Lil Twist, Lil Chuckee and Shanell, who co-wrote her boss' latest hit, "Prom Queen." Wayne's currently putting the finishing touches on his next project, his rock debut, R ebirth, now due May 19, and is also working on a number of oth r albums, from a Hot Boyz reunion LP to Tha Cart e r IV. But if hi s plans go right, h e said the world will a l so see the releas-nf a LIL WAYNE And His YOUNG MONEY CREW Young Money group album, a solo project by a Young Money member and a single from a second member by the end of 2009 The collective shot a video for their buzz single Every Girl in the World" that should be airing soon. The explicit track isn't the offi cial single, Wayne warned. He said the proper first single will be huge, but the world will just have to wait for that one. In the meantime, he' try in g .to build his empire. His goal of course, i.s to usher in another cr w-orient d era of hiphop in the arne vein as Diddy's team and eve n Master P


Read AII. About It HOROSCOPES Linda C. Black Today's Birthday (04/13/09) You'd love to get away, but complications will arise. Of course, you love taking risks and .having amazing adventures. Go ahead. It might be a good idea to take along a few of your best friends. There's security in numbers. Pisces (Feb, 19-March 20) You're creative, assertive and lucky. If you don't like what's going on, tell your adversary to stop. You can do amazing things with your tone of voice and your take-charge attitude. Aries (March 21-April 19) Postpone a new endeavor for just a little while. Give yourself longer to think about what you'll need and what you have. Prepare for emergencies and develop a backup plan, and an alternate route Taurus (April 20-May 20) Don't assume your friends will go along with your every whim. Something that looks good to you may look too expensive to them. This is rare, but it does happen Gemini (May 21-June 21) Don't let your partner do anything to mess up your longrange plans. This may require you spend some time talking together about them. Make sure you can support each other. Cancer (June 22-July 22) A nice outing you've been think ing about should probably be postponed Put it off until later in the week and it'll be a lot more fun. There are too many compli cations now. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -You and your sweetheart may not agree on your shopping priori ties. Try to work out a compro mise, possibly by waiting. Don't rush into a decision that will plunge you deeper into debt. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -A hassle at home interferes with your plans. Don't be surprised if tempers are short, including your own Best not to make life changing decisions during these conditions Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) You could be suffering from unfulfilled expectations. Things didn't turn out exactly as you pictured. If you can't change the facts, you'd better change the picture Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Not a good day to gamble Don't even think about it. Cut out the flirting and other subtle means of seduction, too Watch and see what happens, but don't be a player. Conditions have changed Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) There s something not quite right about your comfortable home You need to act quickly to preserve the peace. It shouldn't be too difficult to figure out what that is. Don't hesitate. Capricorn You may have just won an important battle Share your pri vate success with the person you love, but nobody else. Don't make promises now; wait until the dust settles Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Turn down all invitations to celebrate. It's a little too soon Gather more resources. Don t spend, give away or share with others yet. Wait to find out how much you have. Sentinel's Top 20 Albums 1. lntuitibn ....................... .............................. ............ ... Jamie Foxx 2. A Different Me .......................................................... Keyshia Cole 3. uncle Charlie ......................................................... Charlie Wilson 4. I A m ... Sasha Fierce ........................................................ Beyonce 5. 808s & Heartbreak ..................................................... Kanye West 6. Paper Traii ........................................................... ..................... T.I. 7. Testomony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics ............................ lndia.Arie 8. The Rebirth ...................................................... Bobby Valentino 9. Da REAList ................................................. ........................... Piies 10. Discipline .............. ... ............ ............................................... Janet 11. The Point Of It All ......................................... Anthony Hamilton 12. Year Of The Gentleman .................................................... Ne-Yo 13. onmyradio ........................................................ Musiq Soulchild 14. Fearless ........................................................... Jasmine Sullivan 15. Jennifer Hudson .............................................. Jennifer Hudson 16. Ryan Leslie ............................................................... Ryan Leslie 17. Tha Carter III ............................................. .................. Lil Wayne 18. Crayons .................................. ............. ........ ... Donna Summer 19. My Kind Of Holiday ................................................ EIIiott Yamin 20. Freedom ................................................. ............................ Akon Sentinel's Top 20 Singles 1. alame lt.. ........................................ Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain 2. Turnin Me On ........................... Keri Hilson Featuring Lil Wayne 3. Rockin' That Thang ..................................................... The-Dream 4. Diva .................................................................................. Beyonce 5. Mad ....................................................................................... Ne-Yo 6. Beep ................................. Bobby Valentino Featuring Yung-Joc 7. You Complete Me ..................................................... Keyshia Cole 8. Kiss Me Thru The Phone ... Soulja Boy Teii'Em Featuring 2Pac 9. Dead And Gone ...................... T. I. Featuring Justin Timberlake 10. Ain't I ............................ Yung L.A. Featuring Young Oro & T I. 11. She Got Her Own ..... Ne-Yo Featuring Jamie Foxx & Fabolous 12. Lions, Tigers & Bears .................................... Jazmine Sullivan 13. Heartless .............................. ... .................................. Kanye West 14. Just Like Me ..................................... Jamie Foxx Featuring T. I. 15. sobeautiful. ........................................................ music soulchlld 16. If This Isn't Love .................................. ........... Jennifer Hudson 17. Stanky Legg ................ : .................................................. GS Boyz 18. There Goes My Baby .......................................... Charlie Wilson 19. lfULeave ................... Muslq Soulchild Featuring Mary J. Blige 20. Cool ...................... Anthony Hamilton Featuring David Banner SCOPIN' THE SOAP ALL MY CHILDREN: Kendall's attempt to repair their marriage was rejected by Zach who labeled Ryan as the ongoing problem. When Jake received the autopsy results from one of David's associates, he told Greenlee's loved ones that the DNA confirmed it's her body. Out of grief, Kendall and Ryan had another tryst. Zach, fed up, was ready with a challenge for Ryan. Meanwhile, Opal sensed that Greenlee is alone and needs help Frankie and Randi were mar ried Erica gave JR information that led him to Little Adam. David struck back by manipulating an arrest for JR and hoped to secure custody of Little Adam but Erica outfoxed him as the judge rendered his surprising verdict. Coming: Zach is determin -ed to set' the rules AS THE WORLD TURNS: Emily found out about Lucy's business dealings and told Paul, who blackmailed Lucy into helping hir'n get Dusty away from Meg, or have her father learn that Lucy's loyalty is fake However, Lucy's first attempt to seduce Dusty failed. Parker took money from the cash register at the Lakeview and wanting to teach him a lesson, Jack had Parker c h arged with robbery. Much to Jack's chagrin, Craig told the police he loaned Parker the money and the case was dropped when Parker didn t tell the truth Vienna lost the baby but didn't tell Brad and Katie right away Luke was struck by a car and brought to the hospital by a mys t ery man who turned out to be Damian immediately arousing Holden's suspicions. Coming: Parker and Liberty's hasty marriage shows the strain BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Trying to protect their son, Ridge and Taylor hoped to persuade Steffy not to tell Rick that Thomas is his attacker Although Steffy kept the truth to herself, Rick came to realize that it was Thomas. Ridge appealed to Rick not to go to the police, while Thomas started to come unglued at the prospect of going to jail. After visiting Pam, Brooke began to believe Stephanie's claim of Pam's innocence. Stephanie remained convinced that Donna and Marcus are to blame for her sister being behind bars Owen got to know Madame X better as Jackie interviewed him for a job including wining and dining. Katie refused to accept Jackie's scathing remarks. Coming: Will Rick play a role in determining Thomas' fate? DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Bo flipped out when he had a vision of Hope in bed with Roman and con cealed the revelation f r om his wife. Victor fired Philip from Titan for losing the fuels project to the DiMeras and made Brady the new CEO. Philip confronted Tony at the pier and, as Nicole looked on, the stairs gave way and Tony took a hard fall landing in the hospital. As Philip told Bo that Nicole can vouch for it being an accident she slipped into Tony s hospital room. Chloe wasn t hqppy when she counted dates on her calendar and made a meaningful discovery Kate asked Daniel about her chemo meds and was told that the drugs are very toxic Sami and Rate kissed before she picked up Grace at the convent. Coming: Sami wonders about the secret in Rate's past. GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sam managed to Aardvark Koala Bison Tiger Goat Baboon HY Rhinoceros Elk Antelope Lion C G N 0 Coot Wolf XA Hyena Bat N T Sheep Fox 0 E Ape Otter s N Crocodile Yak I c Kangaroo Bear B A Snow Leopa1d Giraffe B R Armadillo Panda A A Deer Zebra c R destroy the evidence against Spinelli, leaving Raynor fuming Raynor cut a deal with Ric to get ammunition to bring down Jason and Sonny Spinelli and Winifred caught Sam off-guard when they suggested joining her new private eye busi ness Patrick mistakenly believed he saw Robin kissing Brad. Although Robin later admitted to Patrick that she has post-partum depression, he hinted that she s keeping something from him. Jax revealed to early that Jerry is alive but didn't tell her what he knows about Michael's shooting. Nikolas offered support to Rebecca after she received alarming medical new s Sonny was on the verge of finding in Claudia's bed. Coming: Claudia to cou nter Ric's blackmail threats GUIDING LIGHT: Liz_. und the money she had left for Grady and '!iW rlghtened to see Phillip there. Phillip confessed.to. a horrified Lizzie that he had to ki" G rady to her safe. However, at Phillip's trial, Lizzie testified that she knew Phillip wouldn't hurt her because he loves his children Although still drawn to Olivia, Natalia acceptE)d Frank's marriage _proposal. Marina announced that she accepted ownership of Company from Phillip (after Buzz had turned him down) because their family needs to own it. Dinah admitted to Shayne that she publicly revealed her role in Lizzie's kidnapping When Frank announced what Dinah had done, she was forced to step down as Henry s godmother, and Daisy was given the honor at the baby's christen ing. Coming: Dinah wants to find a way to pay for what she did. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Stacy refused to give Shane her bone marrow unless Gigi breaks up with Rex, accusing her sister of having stolen his heart back in high school. When hope for another donor fell through, Gigi raced against time to meet Stacy's demands. Nora gave Cole the chance to enter a drug treatment program rather than prison Asher helped Cole fake his first urine test and offered to keep doing so while getting Cole more drugs With Blair out of the medically induced coma Tea signed on to represent her as the custody case against Todd began. Meanwhile, Tea fought her returning feelings of love for Todd. Antonio left town on Carlo Hesser's trail. Natalie was torn over letting Starr keep believing that her baby died Coming: For Shane s sake, Gigi pushes Rex away YOUNG AND RESTLESS: Victor realized that Kay really is herself when she stood up to him as he lashed out at Nikki As everyone welcomed Kay back from the dead, she happily accepted Murphy's sudden marriage proposal. Amber came to Kevin s help but ended up his captive as he increasingly lost touch with -reality. Unaware that a bounty hunter hired by Jeff is now on his trail, Kevin forced a gun into Amber's hands and ordered her to help him pull off anoth er bank heist. Lily turned down Cane's proposal, wanting to marry him but unwilling to take Delia away from Chloe. Sharon and Jack drew closer and made love, while Chloe was surprised when Billy greeted her with a passionate kiss. Coming: Kevin s loved ones hope to reach him before the police close in. Wildlifa Safari E N A 0 0 R A G NAK I R A F F E D L C R 0 0 B A B v 0 K I OHA Y F T s Q u X 0 L I L p L T H N I Z N L N A p 0 L E TN AY I 0 p ow L E 0 p A R DC A T R B p E E R E A EN T E B R A E B G MRD E E y A, K L E I R 0 A RD v A R K Z T AS J 0 c 0 D I L EM X R S ::::tJ 0 s:: )> ::::tJ n :I: 1\.) 0 1\) 0 0 C/f m. z .. -( z .. m r-1 m c r rm :::j_ z .,..: r---C/) :I: m o : m < m ::c -< -f c m CJ). 0 )> z 0 ::::tJ 0 C) m N .... I m


m 0 0 C\1 0 C\1 :X: u ct < :lE c a: u.. c ct LL c z < c en w Joint Praise Service Greater Faith Christian Center Church, Inc., Pastor William Boss and Co-Pastor Sharron Bass, and Rhema Family Center, Inc., with Pastor H. B. Holmes enjoyed a Praise Service at 4 p. m jointly on February 15th. The Youth Choir rendered a medley of contemporary gospel songs to lift the spirit of both family cJ; mrches. Mr. Cecil, Guitarist. Josiah Boss, keyboardist and son of Pastors William and Sharron Boss. CO-PASTOR SHARRON BOSS And PASTOR WILLIAM BOSS > ct w > w c w :I: en :::; r:D ::J a. z i= w ..J ..J ::J 'r:D I ..J w z i= z w en C3 ct 0 ...J LL r:D I C\1 C\1 w (!) Min. Allen, Associate Guest Minister; and H. B. Holmes, Pastor Rhema Family Center Youth Directors, Sisters Barnes and Herring. Youth Choir;at Greater Faith Christian CeJ:}ter.


Polk County News Polk County Alumni Chapter Gala-2009 Saturday, February 21, 2009, at 7 p m. the Lakeland Center Hollingsworth Ballroom was filled with Polk County Alumni members, special guests, other FAMU supporters and friends. Under the leadership of Chapter President, Mrs. Doris Hicks, 2nd Vice President, NAA brought forth a valued program that was led by the gregarious Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Donald Williams, Sr. The program was as follows: Welcome I Occasion Dr. Niesha Bell, former scholarship recipient; Selection -(musical solos) Mr. Joseph Hansberry rendered a tribute to the 50-year+ graduates, in words by Mrs. Freddie M. Robinson, in song by Mr. Phillip Brown; Invocation and Grace -Minister Darrell Business Stuaent, FAMU; Dinner and Chit Chat Hour; Introduction of Speaker -Mr, Donald Williams, Sr.;-Speaker-Mr. Herron Gaston, former scholarship recipient and FAMU graduate student; Musical Selection -Mr. Phillip Brown, F AMU pharmacy student, was accompanied by Mr. J. Hansberry; Scholarship Presentation -Mr. Donald Williams, Sr.; Acknowledgements -Mr. Kenneth Strong; Remarks -Mrs. Hicks; Closing -Alma Mater; and Benediction -Minister Darrell Brown. A thank you acknowledgement in his absence to FAMU's lOth President, Dr. James "Bubba" Ammons, Jr., a native Polk Countian of Winter Haven (Florence Villa Section) and Jewett High School graduate, for bringing a new era to FAMU. Lakeland Police Department Open House Saturday, March 21, 2009, from 10 a. m 2 p. m. at 219 Massachusetts Avenue and Lakeland Police Department will be hosting an open house. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Gather up your family and friends because there will be plenty of activities that everyone will enjoy! There will be tours of the police station including the crime lab and communications center. There will also be Children's activities, equipment displays and demonstrations from the SWAT Team, K-9 Units, Helicopter and their Hostage Negotiations Unit will surely interest chil dren of all ages. You'll meet LPD Chief Roger Boatner, Asst. Chief Charles Thomp-505 East Jackson St. Suite #303 Barrister's Building Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 387-n24 BANKRUPTCY stop Foreclosure & Crecllt.on Harassment REAL ESTATE LAW LAW Pt(Jf._fic ing Law In : Criminal Defense Family Law Personal Injury Attornev & Couuselor At Law Cypiess Point Office Park 10014 N. Dale Mabrv. Suite 101 Ta mpa Aorida 33(il8 (813 )269-9706 Fax::(813)960-0641 (813) 387-7724 son, LPD Photographer and Florida Sentinel's Gabbing with Gloria, Sharron, Jackie, Harold Silas, Greg Robinson (Spcial Dept.), Quartermaster Mary Nance, Jack Gillins, Information N ews Dept. and other LPD support groups. See you there! Weekly Hellos Hello to: Sis. Joyce Harris,. Adm. Asst./Sec at Pilgrim Rest F. W. Baptist Church, Ms. Shalunda and Lauristine King, Office Staff at New Mt. Zion M. B. Church, Ms. Betty Houser, New Jerusalem M B. Church, Rose Bell, Martel Ewing Donzetta Modest-Lloyd, LPD, Geneva Ware, Carrie Spencer, Florida Mae Griffin, Florida Hinson, Stephanie Franklin and Elizabeth "Liz" Rhodes. A special hello to: Sis. Carolyn Williams, New Mt. Zion M. B Church, Sis. "Mac" McMillon, Radio Gospel Host on Sundays at 5 p. m. on WWAB; Mildred McMillon, Faith in Action Director; Kathy Swanson, Verald Owens and Patricia "Pat" March Birthdays Happy March birthday to Carol Roberts whose natal day was March 13th. She is the receptionist in the Community Development Department at City Hall; and Debra Sams, Insurance Clerk with Central Florida Surgical Center, whose birthday was March 14th. A F_lorid.a Sentine l Bulletin supporter, Christ Commu)lity Christian Center, Walter K. Laidler, Jr., Pastor, and members send birthday greetings to the March celebr'iin.ts: Robin Wallace, Christa Laidler, Walter Smith, Sr., Joe McRae, Ellouise Cassandra Robin'son, Karlyne Ruth Haigler and Hazel Gray. Glqria's Things &-Other Things Quotes: One .word frees us from all 'weights and pains ofiife.'.''Dpat word is lov e I Sophocles Whoso negl ects learning in hi s youth, loses the past and is dead for the future. Euripides A Night to Honor Israel On Sunday, March 15, 2009, Without Walls Central in Lakeland hosted Christian United for Israel A Night to Honor Israel. Among the special guests was television Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher, Pastor John Hagee of Without Walls Central. The event hosts were Pastor Scott Thomas and his wife, Pastor Cindy Thomas. The evening's order of service was as follows: Presentation of Flags by the Marine Corps Color Guard; United States of America National Anthem led by. Greg Garay, of Without Walls Central; Israeli National Anthem led by Cantor Victor Geigner of Temple Emmanuel; Shofar Jay Saltzman of Temple Emmanuel; Welcome by Pastors Scott and Cindy Thomas; Songs of Praise (Judean Medley and Total Praise) by Darryl Ezell, Jonathan Sierra and the Without Walls Central Choir and Band; Israeli Consul General rendered by Ofer Bavly; Words of Encouragement_ by Pastor Scott Thomas, Senior Pastor, Without Walls CentraVCUFI Florida State Director; The Prayer by 'Generation Next' Dance Team; Keynote Speaker -Pastor John Hagee; Special Offering -Pastor Scott Thomas; Closing Remarks by Pastor Scott Thomas and Steve Strang, Editor of Charisma Magazine/CUFI Regional Director. As Without Walls Central Choir and Band closed the evening in song with Days of Elijah, Pastor Scott Thomas made a presentation of a financial gift in the amount of $75,000, which was all proceeds raised on that evening. These funds will be used to provide bomb shelters for the safety of the citizens in Israel. The final prayer and benediction were rendered by Pastor Scott Thomas. Congratulations, Students! Congr tulations are extend e d to recent student recipients of the recognition of Berkley Accelerated Middle School's Knights of the Week: Sixth Grade: Jacob Spivey a nd Kelsey Lane; Seventh Grade: Jarried Ramon and Alyssa Cardoso; and Eighth Grade: Brett Taylor and Alyssa Thompson. Keep up t h e great work! Congratulations Adjua Da Shield and Ajani Da Shield on your recent induction into the National Junior Honor Society at Discovery Academy in Lake Alfred Graduation To Be Held Luster-All Training Center of:;ij:ope, Dr. Harvey Executive Director will host training program commenceiT!(mt exercises at 10: 45 a.m. Friday at Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church, 320 S Eighth Avenue in Bartow. The Keynote Speaker will be Florida State Representative Dennis A. Ross. Graduates are Nursing Assistant student: Shona Allums, Dorothy Gatlin, Sabrina Harris, Alecia Love, Margaret Smith and Shelanda Scarlett and construction student: Jeremy Clark. For further information call (863) 5332359 Birthday Greetings Shaw-Nuf Talk extends 'Happy Birthday' wishes to St. Petersburg youth, Evan Samuels, who will celebrate his 12th birthday on March 25th. Much Love to you, Evan! May the Lord bless you with many, many more birthdays! "TT lJ c s: )> ]J () :I: I\) 0 I\) 0 0 z c "TT lJ c ;g G) m I\) w I Ill


en 0 0 C\1 0 C\1 Polk County News J: () a: < :iE Annual BCD oav c a: u.. c a: u.. c z <( BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHORALE The ANNUAL BCU Day Program will be held on the 5th Sunday in March (March 29, 2009 ) It will begin at 4 p. m. and will be held at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, 1645 North Webster Avenue Lakeland. t-The featured guest during this program is the very highly acclaimed Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Rebecca f[ Walker Steeele, a native of Lakeland. This group of outstanding vocali sts and liturgical dancers always render a spellbinding performance. AND ADMIS-W SION IS FREE. Our major fundraising impetus on this day is The $100 Club. Each BCU graduate is asked to give a minimum of $100 on this date; and encourage other c alumni, and supporters to give. This will enable us to present to Dr. Steele a gen e rous donation for BCU, and most importantly, set a good example for the concert chorale members to follow, once they become graduates. We must lead them and all of our other BCU students by example (of their cn moral duty to give back). ffi If you wo uld like to mail in your $100 Club Donation plea s e make ch e cks pa y abl e to Polk County Chapter, BCU Alumni Association P 0. Box 937, ::::::1 Mulberry, FL, 33860. The deadline for mail-in donations is Friday, March 27, 2009. You may also turn in your donation when you arrive for the program. a. Please also take advantage (for this event) if your employer has a Match Gift Progra m For Colleges So let us all do our best to spread the word throughout Polk County, and to bring along our children, so that they will be inspired while at the same time w learn more about their heritage. :::1 Mr. Collins Smith is BCU Alumni Chapter President and can be reached in Mulberry at (863) 425-3489 Ms. Tanya Matthews of Lakeland is BCU Day Program Chair. Let's Go Wildcats !! ..J w z i= z w C/) a: 0 Greater Opponunities Demonstrated Sponsors LeadershiP Banquet Greater Opportuniti es Demonstrated Corporation C GODC ) s pon s or e d its first annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Banquet. It was held at the Apostle Henry Ross, Sr. Family Life Cent e r. Th e Master of C e r e moni es was Mr. Ashley Troutman. Special guest, Linda Silas and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fields Lakeland retired educators, Mrs. Vancilla Gallman-Williams and Don Williams, former Upward Bound Leader, Tampa. LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAWYER EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION WORKERS' COMPENSATION CIVIL SERVICE I UNION GRIEVANCE BANKRUPTCY -Cbapter 7 (SSOO Plus Costs)


Skills Center Kick on The Skills Center ofTampa, a new 501C 3 company for youths ages 8-18, held its kick off event on Saturday, February 28th at MacFarlane Park. The program was founded in 2000 with the idea of using sports to devetop the skills and know ledge that young people need to function effectively as adults. The skills of young people are developed through basketball, baseball, soccer, football, golf and tennis. The next event hosted by the Skills Center will be a Sports Development Camp on 4 weekends, beginning March 28th. (Photography by Brunson ) Those at the top of Skills Center are Chris Ward, Vice President of Development; Celeste Roberts, President; and John Arroyo, Vice President of Operations. : Among yolun'teers are Rhonda F1owers, Kurt Young and : Chalette. tlie .University of Florida Association of Black Alumni Representing the CDC of Tampa at th'is park event were David Jones, Katrya Watkins and Ronald Bradford. Debbie Hoerner and Janesisa Balom took advantage of the beautiful weather to be in the park for Skills Center of Tampa. Ken Roberts, a volunteer. Maurice with v ictor Crespo, i-epresenting a Bay area business. Fred Pressley and Chris Calderbank at .the Skills Center kick off event. Charnetta Troupe, J ayla Troupe and Joseph Troupe, II were among the park visitors during this kick off event. This group of youngsters learned the use of a tennis racket under the direction of Areon Atkinson, Athletic Director at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School. Shown with him are: Zharia, Jy'len.Shaide, Demetrius, Jada, Kennedy and Zachary.' The j,eople with Jonathan (JB) were learning how to use the basketball. Joe Troupe 'is with a group of young people at the Skills Center kick off at MacFarlane Park. Rechi Butler was in charge of the mentoring program for older youth. l


m Retirement Celebration 0 N Retirement Ends 35 Years 01 Service :E Seve r a l yea r s ago, M rs. Beatrice O verton b ecame a n e mpl oyee o f Hill s b o r oug h Community College R ece ntly, s h e ende d h e r e mploym ent a ft e r 35 years with a r e tir e m e nt cel e 0 bration h e l d a t t h e Gat eway C hri st i an Center, 14205 N. F l o ri da Aven ue. a: T h e eve n t was well att e nd ed b y famil y m e mb e r s, fri e nd s, a nd co-work e r s (Photographs by James McAllister). LL. 0 a: u. 0 z 0 C/) w :::) 1-> a: w > w 0 w :I: C/) :::J Ill :::) Q. z i= w ...J ...J :::::1 Ill I ...J w z i= z w C/) 0 a: 0 ...J u. u I N w Among those in attendance at the retirement celebration were: Ms. Mattie Smith, Ms. Christine Bennett, the honoree, Mrs. Bea Overton, Ms. Dessie Burnett, Ms. Carolyn Williams, and Mrs. Doretha Graham (seated). The honoree, Mrs. Bea Overton, is shown with hergranddaughter, Alayah Anderson Wendell Wilson and Ms. Eunice Watson the retirement celebration. (.!) Mr. and Mrs. Duane Brown, and daughter, Abigail, if attended the retirement party for Mrs. Beatrice Overton. Kevin and Sandra Polite attended the function and won the door prize. Ms. Tarita Hill, Ms. Quanesha Hill, and Ms. Bridgett James helped with food preparation. D.J.s for the retirement celebration were: Mike and Joshua. Among those in attendance at the retirement celebration were: Ronald, Ashanti, Yolanda, and Ashley Cox. Brittany McAllister is shown with Mrs. Bea Overton and Peter Overton.


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