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Celebrating 64 Years In The Tampa Bay Area IC SEE STORY ON PAGE 3 ANNUAL MINISTERS' WIVES WORKSHOP "Ministering to the Family, Body and Soul" was the theme of the. Annual Ministers' W i v e s Workshop h eld at St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. Lady Vanessa Banks, the First Lady at St. John Progressive, chaired the workshop, which featured a variety of speakers From left are: Dr. Ada Davis, facilitator; First Lady Vanessa Banks; President of Ministers' Wives organization, Nora Kearse Randolph of CrestView; First Lady Carolyn Wilson of Orlando and First Lady Anita Barnes of Eatonville. Reverend Dr. Bartholomew Banks is Pastor of St. John. (Photograph by Julia Jackson) Civil Rights Soldier Honored At Program SEE PAGE 2 Councilman To Run For Mayor's Office SEE PAGE 6 Businesswoman Starts Glamour Girl Classes SEE PAGE 6 Burglar Bar Traps ..................... ( Teen In Bui.lding


0) g Features C\1 Man Gets life Sentence In Murder Of Bvstander KAREN TAYLORWILLIAMS During a fight at Club Fluid in October 2007, Karen TaylorWilliams was an innocent bystander when Tyrone Grimes fired several shots in an attempt to shoot Jayfrey Williams. After the shooting, Grimes fled to Miami, but was later apprehended andreturned to > Tampa. He was charged with < second-degree murder. On Friday, Circuit Judge u. Anthony K. Black sentenced c Grimes to life in prison Z Last month, it took a jury two c( hours to convict Grimes of second-degree murder He was C also found guilty of attempted m second-degree murder in ,the :::l attempted shooting of Jayfrey 1-Williams. jtidge Black sen> a: w > w c w ::z::: en :J m ::::) Q. z ..1 ..1 ::::) m ..:. w z ;:::: z w en c( c i:E 0 ..1 u. tence d him to 30 years in prison on th at charge. Karen's mother, Mrs. Carolyn Taylor, said one aspect of the ordeal is over, and now they can move to another part. "We felt the sentence was one that was needed." I was at a loss for Friday I think through 8ilt1t all, more than just our family was affected by this. He has a family as well, but they can see him, write to him and talk to him. We can't do that with Karen. There were no winners here, only justice. Now we have some closure." Mrs. Taylor said her late husband, Rowe, would have just said whatever happens will be in God's hands. "Having a strong religious base is the only way to get through this, along with family and friends. God can make a change in anyone's life." "Sitting in that courtroom and seeing the demeanor of the young people who supported him was so heartbreaking. I just wondered what has society left us? We need to stop beinf to approach our young TYRONE GRIMES ..... sentenced to life in prison people Mrs. Taylor hopes that a foundation named in honor of her late husband will help heal wounds and turn young people away from violence. "Changes need to be made or we will continue to see families go through what we've experi enced." "There were some painful times during the trial, and I couldn't understand why some young people are so full of hate and anger. We have to find the source and deal with it directly. I just want something positive to come out of Karen's death." Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or. at lcrews@flsentinel.com. DidYou Know T .hat ..... 'Civil Rights Soldier' Honored At Anniversary Program Atlanta Judge Barbara Mobley is shown with Richard Smiley, center, holding a photograph of himself amid the marchers. Artist Ashanti Johnson, left, painted the portrait of president Barack Obama and presented it to Smiley. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor We all remember things from the past that held a sig nificant meaning. However, it seems that those things that brought about heartache and pain seem to linger for a life time. Tampa resident Richard Smiley will remember a par ticular event that happened to him as a teenager for as long as he lives. In fact, sometimes, he still hears the voices. Smiley was 15 whim he took p _art j n _l!._ March in 1965. Events that took place on that-;St:fnday, March 7th, will live on in : the minds of those whoexpefienced them as well as in history books. A group of lead ers, led Dr. Martin Luther :K-fng, Jr., embarked on a 50-mile march that would take them from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery. However, the marcher s had only traveled for about 1.5 miles when they reached the Edmund Pettis Bridge The event is known as "Bloody Sunday." "The troopers (Alabama State Troopers) beat us off the bridge and white men on horses beat us b;1ck to the church The only qualification the men on the horses needed was to hate Blacks." "It made news all over the world. When we marched the second time, we marched, placed in a foster home. He had participated in several other marches and was told by his Social Worker that he needed to be in school. "She told me if I participated in the march, I would be pue. out of the foster home. I told her she didn't understand, it was something I had to do." Smiley said when he. returned to the foster home, his : clothes were outside. He slept at the SCLC office and in churches. After he turned 16, Dr.:lGng: offered him a job. "I was one-of the youngest _employees on his national staff. Our job was to go into 1 cities and prepare for the marches. I participated in the March Against Fear in 1966 from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi as a staff in em-. .... ber." In March 2009, Smiley and others were honored at the 44th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday." He was also induct .ed into the Hall of Fame of Foot Soldiers. Smiley said he has taken his children and grandchildren to walk across the Edmund Pettis Bridge. The bridge will always be a reminder of the sacrifices that others made for equality Medicaid Provides Coverage For Denture Patients, Including Annual Relining & Surgery In aration For Your Dentures? across the bridge. It was no t: until March 21st, that we marched "the entire so miles," Smiley said. Smiley things took place durin.g:ithat era. "When we W,erei cotn:mg back, we saw the vehide l\1;s. Viola Luzzo was driving when she was murdered. Her daughter attended the anniversary prothis, year," he said :S,jniley aC:cepted a fellow'sliip to a high school in California 'and completed his high school education. He also earned his B. A. and Master's Degrees as well. Call And Schedule Your Appointment Today!!! (813) 623-1014 "Every time I cross that bridge, I can hear the voices of that white mob shouting. Every time they would throw tear gas into the crowd of marchers, the whites would. shout like they were at a football game. I could hear heads being busted by the billy clubs," he said Smiley had gone to Selma to live with his older sister, but said they didn't get along So, he went and asked to be He relocated to Tampa from Atlanta in 1995. He is current ly employed at Hillsborough Community College as a Retention Counselor. Smiley is a Deacon at First Baptist Church of College Hill. When time allows, he enjoys spending time with his 4 children and three grandchildren. He enjoys bowling and photogra phy.


Features -4 c: m C/) 0 }< ?< Three Familv Members Killed In Accident On Saturday evening Stephanie Callaway-Monroe, 33, and other family members were returning to Tampa from Jacksonville after attending the graduation of her niece. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ms. Callaway-Monroe was driving an SUV behind another vehi cle driven by her brother, Shawn. As the two vehicles traveled south on Interstate 95 near Ormond Beach, troopers said a tire blew on Callaway's vehicle, causing it to flip several times. Two women and five children who were passengers in that vehicle were ejected as it rolled through the median. Stephanie CallawayMonroe was pronounced dead at the scene. Angalia Whicker, 34, and Cyenna Watts, 9, were pronounced dead at the Halifax Medical Center. Sarah Barnum, mother of Ms. Whicker, said her fam ily had called to say they were STEPHANIE CALLAWAYMONROE leaving Jacksonville and on their way to Tampa. "The next call I received said they were in an accident. One of the injured children was my granddaughter, Khadijha Boone, 14. The other was a cousin, Unique Callaway, g. My mother, Betty1Callaway, was trapped in the car. Her condition is im proving." ANGALIA WHICKER Ms. Barnum said it's so ironic that the three who died were so vibrant and full of life. "Everyone loved spirit, especially at "Stephanie is Angalia's aunt, and they were raised like sisters." Ms. Barndm said Shawn Callaway, driving the lead vehicle, saw the accident in his rear view mirror. Youngster Needs Help To Make Trip To Washington, DC BY GWENDOLYN HAYES Sentinel Editor In just 15 days, Mr. and Mrs. Novell (Chanette) Burns hope that they will not have to disappoint their son and tell him he won't be able to go to Washington, D. C. in 2010. In order to do that, his mother is hoping that the community will come to his aid. Because of his academic abil ity, Novell's teacher, Ms. Twanna Monroe of High Point Elementary School, Clearwater, recommended that he attend a Peqple to Peo ple World Leadership Forum. The People .to People annou:ncement says that all students must. be nominated annually. Novell, a 4th grader NOVELL BURNS who studies advance courses at Walsingham School, was nominated for the 2010 forum to meet with other young lead ers. The trip costs $2,495, plus $300 for the application and $100 for the insurance. May 20, 2009 is the deadline for Novell to qualify. The People to People World Leadership Forum helps prepare promising young people for the opportunities and re' sponsibilities ahead; Novell-= will join other 5th, 6th 7th and 8th grade students from around the globe to learn, be challenged and share insights while exploring the most prominent monuments and institutions of the United States, Shannon Scheiwiller, Director of Admis sions, People to People Leadership Programs, wrote in the congratulatory letter. ''I'd hate for my son to miss this once-in-a-lifetime oppor tunity," Mrs. Burns stated. "Novell has done such a great job in school and I'd love to see him make this trip." Those who would like to do-. nate to Novell, may contact his mother at (813) 453-0022. Fund Set Up For Child Family members of Isiah Ian McGuire have set up an account to receive donations on behalf of the umonth-old. Robles, 25, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the child's death. An autopsy revealed the child has suffered multiple internal injuries and a head injury that was fatal. ISIAH IAN MCGUIRE Robles had reportedly been the only person with the child from 2:20 p.m. until 8:11p.m. last Tuesday when he called for an ambulance. Anyone who wants to make a donation to help the family can go to any Mercantile Bank, and tell them you want to make a donation into the Isiah Ian McGuire Memorial Fund. CYENNA. WATTS entered. She w ould help anyone "We are a close knit family and we spend a lot of time to gether. This is very devastating to the family Stephanie was preparing to celebrate her birthday on the 13th and Angalia just got married last week. Her husband is devas. tated, especially since he lost his previous wife and child in an accident." Making it especially tough, according to Ms. Barnum, is the fact that May is a special month for the family because there are so many birthdays. "We all brought up in I\) 0 0 CD "He said he saw the car flip ping and pulled over quickly .. He remained calm and pulled Angalia out, but my mother was trapped. the church, New First Union, pastc1red by Rev. Bruce Gar-"T1 "My nephew, Willie Monroe, 3, was ejected from the car Ms. Barnum said Stephanie, who was called Tina by the family, loved to sing and really lit up a room when she mon. "Because we are so strong in God, we will try to carry on Family members injured in the accident remained hospi talized, and Ms. Barnum said she's on her way to Day..: tona to check on their welfare. The family has entrusted Ray Williams Funeral Home to assist them at this time. Thd.ay! B. Patty .. ..... Referral Service (813) 495-3702 1-866-352-4200 I"'"' 0 JJ 0 ):> C/) m z ::1 z m I"'"' I m c: I"'"' I"'"' m ::1 z "'C c: m I"'"' (ii ::t: m 0 m JJ -< m 0 ):> z 0 "T1 :!:! 0


0) g Editorials & Columns N 0 a: LL. 0 z < 0 (/) w ;:) 1-> a: w > w 0 w ::1: (/) :J m z i= w ..J ..J ;:) m .!a w z i= z w (/) < c a: 0 ..J LL. FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN ( U S P S 202 140) 2207 2 1st Ave n ue T ampa Florida 33605 (813) 2 481 92 1 Pub lished E very T uesday a n d Fr i d ay B y FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co., Me mb er o f N atio na l News pap er P ublishe rs A ssociatio n (NN PA) and Amalg a ma ted Pub lis h e rs, Inc., New York. 199 0 9 4 CP Ti m el nterna t io n a l POSTMASTER: S e nd Addre s s Chang e To: Florida Sentinel Bulletin, P O Box 3363 Tampa, FL 33501 Per i odical Post a ge Pai d At Tampa FL W W Andrews 1874-1931 (1919) C Blythe Andrews 1901-19n (1945) Founders C. BLYTHE ANDREWS JR. CHAIRMAN S KAY ANDREWS PUBLISHER C BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill, PRESIDENT/CONTROLLER GWEN HAYES EDITOR IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDITOR BETTY DAWKINS ADVERTISING DIRECTOR KEITH GEORGE, CIRCULATION AND PRESS DIRECTOR Subscrip ti ons-$44 .Q0-6 Months Both Edit i ons : $87 .DO-Per Year Both Editions Opinions expressed on editorial pages of this newspapar by Columnist s or Guest Writers, do not necessarily reflect the editori a l st ance of The F lorida Sentinel Bulletin or the Publi sher A World Without Hands W e share with you this curious yet, to our knowledge, unpublished scenario. Last week, at two recent local collegiate graduation ceremonies, something happened that had never happened before. At both institutions of higher learning, hundreds of graduates mounted the stage, and received their sheepskins. But unlike years past, this time the president of each institution avoided shaking the graduates' hands. An audience, which consisted of parents, family and well-wishers hooted and clapped, as well-wishers had always done. But as someone later told one of our staff members, "When the President refused to shake students' hands, a chill went through the audience." America is changing. No. That is incorrect. America has changed! A possible pandemic has caused alterations in our culture that less than one wee k ago, we would have thought insane, if not laughable. After all, what is an American, without a handshake? -But local colleges and universities are n q'J the only institutions to have felt the sting of attitudinal reorganization. Churches have changed also. Witness a recent Catholic Mass wherein the priest informed his parishioners, due to Parish Council decisions, congregation members would no longer be given Communion hosts on their tongues. Instead, they would be handed the wafers in their palms. Furthermore, communal cups for communion wine would be done away with. Finally, parishioners would no longer embrace or shake hands during service, but would exchange greetings without touching. So, we want to know: if swine flu could cause a society to give up its hands, what -in il socalled time of pandemic -would we be called upon to give up, next? A Needed Realitv Check D on't exhale yet. We still have a lot of work to do! For, just Pres. Barack Obama released his too Days Report ."of achievements since. he inherited the White House, th.e.Southern Poverty Law Center :;. jreleased its spring issue. Intelligence Report reminding ":. us that all is not well wltii'racial America. : Revealing the growth of hate groups in .our society, wherein hate groups now number 926, the Intelligence Report annfpnced, "hate group activity in the United States was'llisturbing and widespread throughout the year 2008/' In fact, according to the report, 38 new hate groups sprang up, capping a 50 percent increase in the number of such organizations over the past eight years. And the report gets worse. PJ;'oving racist-extremism isn't a oneway street, the report observed: a Black a nti-.Semitic extremist group became more vocal and visible during 2008, as opposed to previous years. The Southern Poverty Law Centersseminalreport concludes the "three most active and dangerous white supremacist groups in America continue to be the Ku Kltlx Klan, neo-Nazis and racist skinheads. Though not widely reported, the growth in hate groups was fueled by continued national debates on immigration laws, media reports about the apprehension and deportation -.:1' of illegal immigrants and on the subject of President Obama's successful campaign. Members of the Supreme White Alliance (SWA) were Heed The Warnings The World Health Organization (WHO) has rated the outbreak of th: e'"Y,jms _known as the swi p e flJI # 5 out : of # 6. This means that the organization feels that the flu has reached pandemic proportions, show ing up in several countries in theworld. The flu has been di3:gnosed in several states iri this country including 14 confirmed cases in Florida The first thing we must realize is that people do not contract the flu from eating pork. It is an air-borne viral infection, just like other strains of the flu. Secondly, there are no guarantees of who will contract the disease and who will not. However, to lessen the chances of becoming ill, peo ple should heed the warnings of health officials. So far, the cases of the flu that have been diagnosed are milder than some of those in Mexico, where it is believed the flu began to spread. However, there is one death attributed to the disease and that is of an infant in Texas. Officials are telling every one to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the illness. The advice that makes the most sense is, if you are not feeling well and have flu-like symp toms, then stay at home. If your child is not feeling well and has flu like symptoms, keep them home So far, three Hillsborough County Schools have been clos ed and there are 5 proba ble cases of the flu in Hillsborough County. Throughout the state, there are probable cases in at least 9 counties. While it would be a safe bet to say that the disease has spread all over the country, the key is not to panic. Dr. Richard Besser, Acting Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said while the virus is widespread it doesn't mean that everyone is infect ed. So, the best thing anyone can do is to wash your hands often. This will eliminate the spreading of germs. If you think you might have the flu, then seek medical attention at once. You Can Spank To Discipline The purpose of this article is not to start a wave of spanking of children. It is merely an attempt to set the record straight and to let parents and guardians know that it is legal to spank your children It is an established fact that many of our children need and deserve a good spanking. Even the Bible tells us that our children may need a spanking from tiine-to-til;ne. They tell me that it is written in the great book that ... to spare the rod is to spoil the child.' One does not-need a Ph. D to understand what that means. There is a statute in Florida law that was sponsor .ed by State Senator Jim Hargrett and State Representative Les Miller. The Spanking Bill was enacted into law back in 1996 The law defines what child abuse is and clearly states that corporal punish ment of a child by a parent or a guardian for disciplinary. reasons does not constitute abuse when it does not result in physical injury or mental injury to the child as defined in Section 415. 503 Today, you often hear par ents say you can t spank your children because if you do, the children will: cal l stafe agencies that will pu t jail. That is not necessarily so. The abuse is not in the spanking but rather in how you do it. In determining whether abuse has occurred, the fol,lowing factors must be takeb:. into Any physical,, mental. or emotional to, a c n ild; the age of the child; any prior history of injury to the child; the loca tion of the injury on the body of the child; the multiplicity of the injury ; and the type of trauma inflicted. There are a number of other items that.constitute child abuse It is abuse if you fail to provide your child with food, clothing and a place to live. It is an abuse to lea v e underaged children unsupervised. It is child abuse to give or allow your child to be given drugs, alcohol, poison or any other dangerous substance Spraining joints, breaking bones ; burning, scalding, cut ting, punching biting chil dren; hitting them with your fist,_ imprisoning them, exposing them to prolonged adverse weather conditions and other such actions are all child abuse and will get you arrested. Put away your electric cords, razor straps, tree limbs, paddles, belt buckltl$ ; \ boxiri'g gloves, brass knuciUes, shoe heels and Lord a mercy, your gun. All of these items could land yqu in jail when disciplining your child. You can spank your chjld, but it must be within reason. Parents and guardians, get yourself a copy of Florida Statute 415.503 and become familiar with it If you find a need to spank your child, start out at an early age and don't wait until he or she becomes young adults before you do. Remember, there is a legal difference between spanking a child and abusing a child. arrested in October for plotting to assassinate the President. While we bask in the great strides of our newest Commander-in-Chief, we must still be wary. For, the forest is full of wolves. And the wolves have teeth!


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en Local Businesswoman Starts 'Glamour Girl' Classes BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter M rs. Patricia (Trish) Williams has been in the hair salon business since 1986, with her first salon in New York. Mrs. Williams is the owner and stylist of New York Hair Studio, 3922 North Central Avenue. Being in business for so many years, I felt a need to expand and some how incorporate what I love, doing hair, and making woman feel good about themselves," said Mrs. Williams. "I started researching and came up with the concept, Glamour Girl. It is .an extension of my business, and I PATRICIA WILLIAMS "Trish" of the things she's learned as a salon owner. "I have a room in my salon dedicated to teaching young girls how to mature into womanhood. For years, I watched parents bringing their children with them for appointments, but the children were getting nothing while the mothers were being pampered. Mrs. Williams said through her research, she's discovered that no other salon is offering this kind of service. She' s also offering a travel package for young girls so they can be treated special. want to pro\jde a package of C fun for young girls that will D: include getting pampered, LL mini manicures and pedicures, cake, drinks, pizza, gift a: w > w c w ::J: CJ) :::i a:l :::::) 0.. z ..J ..J :::::) a:l ..:. w z w CJ) <( c a: 0 ..J LL. -NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Public hearing,wlll consider requests for changes to the Tampa Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter 97-351, Laws of Florida, and Chapter 163.3197, Florida Statutes, the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission intends to consider changes to the Tampa Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map for the purpose of making a recommendation to the Tampa City Coun cil. at a oublic hearina to be held: TIME: 5:30 p.m. DATE: Monday, May 11, 2009 PLACE: 601 E. Kennedy Blvd County Center Building, 18th Floor, Tampa, FL The proposed Future Land Use map amendment described below potentially affects the areas shown on the map. A PA08-05 approximately 0 09 acres from Public/Semi-Public to Residential20 (R-20) in vicinity of 23'd Avenue and Republica de Cuba ... PAOS-06 approximately 1 .56 acres from Rec;idential20 (R-20) to Residential35 (R-B 35) in the vicinity of W. Gray Street and !\1. Hubert Avenue. c PAOS-07 approximately 9.77 acres from -Hezvy Industrial to Community Mixed Use35 in the vicinity of N 46th Street, south of Fowler Avenue The public is invited to attend the public hearing. The Planning Commission may consider alternative proposals which may affect all or parts of the land identified. Any person wishing to appeal a decision made by the Planning Commission will need a record of the proceedings, and for that purpose, may need to arrange for a verbatim record of the proceedings that includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based Reports will be available for review one week in advane&..olJhe hearing date A copy of the proposed amendments may be inspected at the Planning Commission offices, County Center, 18th Floor, 601 East Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33602, between the hours of 7 :45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, except holidays or on the Planning Commission website at WWIN. theplanningcommisssion.org. Written comments or requests for additional information should be directed to Robert B. Hunter, FAICP, Executive Director, phone (813) 272-5940 If you require special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please call Tony LaColla, AICP at 273-3774, ext 350, at least three working days before the meeting Congresswoman Hails Passage 01 Federal Hate Crime Prevention Act Congresswoman Kathy Castor hails the passage of the Federal Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which passed on Wednesday. The bill will ensure that hate crimes based on sexual orien tation will be treated the same way as hate crimes committed on the basis of race, religion and national origin The pill expands the law to cover all violent crimes that cause or attempt to cause bodily injury or death. The new law will be named for Matthew Shepard, a gay man killed in Wyoming 10 KATHY CASTOR U. S. Congresswoman years ago in a high-profile crime. Councilman Plans To Seek Mavor's OHice City Council Chairman Thomas $cott announced his intentions to campaign for the Office of the Mayor. He is shown here with family members, Marlon Scott, Rev. Dr. Jeffery Johnson, Mrs. Marla Scott-Johnson, Mrs. Evelyn Laster, Mrs. Marva Scott, Rev. Thomas Scott, and Marcus Scott at the press conference. (Photography by BRUNSON). BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor 0 n Monday, Rev. Dr. Thomas Scott, Chairman of the City Council, announced his intentions to become the next mayor of the City of Tampa. The announce ment was made during a no on press conference at Chester Ferguson Law Center in downtown Tampa. "I wili be a strong voice for Tampa. I will listen, learn, and act in the best interest of Tampa. "I have served three terms on the Board of County Commissioners and I'm in my second term as a City Councilman. I feel that as an elected official, my years of service have prepared me to serve as the mayor," Rev. Scott said. Rev. Scott said he is announcing now because of the economy and because so many asked about his He further' ackif'o<9v-ledged that although only person 'has filed for the oft:i-ce, he expects to compete against several candidates. He plans to file (tOday) on Tuesday. The press conference was opened by Ken Anthony and Bishop James Howell led those in attendance in prayer. Rev. Art Jones introduced Rev. Scott. Recently re-elected as the Chairman of City Council, Rev. Scott is married to Mrs. Marva Laster Scott, and they are the parents of three children and grandpar ents of10. He became the pastor of the 34th Street Church of God 29 years ago and continues to serve as its Senior Pastor.


BUTTABALL Local Ooh t ha t i s G lenda and L ucky' s baby and m ommy wou l d like t o say h appy 1st birthday t o h e r Shuda Demon, B ubba, D a ddy, C h anitta, C h a C h a and Granny Ann, l ove you a l so St. Peter Claver ScholarshiP Breakfast Attorney Robert "Bob" Morrison, Jr. was the featured guest honoree and s/heaker at the St. Peter Claver Catholic School's 10 Annual Alumni Scholarship Breakfast. The event was also a celebration of the school's 115th year of continuous quality education. From left to right are: Sister Maria Babatunde, Principal, Attorney Robert Morrison, Jr., Robert Morrison, III, holding his father' s award' Joseph Bodden, Alumni Committee Chair; and Father Hugh Chikawe, Pastor. "The Vi'Jice of Our Conununity ,., .S'peaking fin ltse((" nri Q "' e 1.t O ".,, "'"'" -3.)1"24' 8!...1921 ANN_OUNCEMENT True Love Missionary Baptist Church 1908 N. 36th Street Tampa, FL 33605 Rev. W. T. Carpenter,Pastor Will Be Hosting Their OUNDBREAKING :> CEREMONY ............ illiiB!II Sunday M ay to, 2009 (Mothers Day) Their 7:45 A.M. Service Everyone Is Welcome. The Ceremony Will Be Held DHe ctly Behind The Current Location Birthday Celebrations m 0 Surprise 82nd Birthdav For Mildred Pruitt Hall }< s: On Saturday eve n i ng, !\ l a rch 21, 2009, Mildre d Pruitt Hall w as pleasa ntl y surpri se d with a b ea u t iful birthday cel eb r at i o n host e d b y Marie White and Verneine S Monroe. T h e ce l ebra t i o n <.n t ook p l ace a t h e r c hur c h th e Nassa u S tr ee t C hur c h o f Chri st. (Pho tos b y Julia J a ckson) 1\> Rudine Collier s ang a solo t o the honoree. Javorie Bolton, a grandson of the honoree, gave greetings. First Lady Rogina Atkinson and Pastor Andrew Atkinson of the Nassau Street Church of Christ. Jazzmvn's Birthdav Celebration 0 0 en m z ::! z m r I OJ c: r r m ::j z ""0 c OJ r en m 0 m < m :::0 -< c m en 0 )> z 0 'T1 :::0 0 Ashonna Williams and Carisa greeted C) m guests.


c a: u. c z < c (/) w ::J 1-> a: w > w c w :I: (/) ::J m ::J a. z i= w ...J ...I ::J m ...J w z i= z w (/) t!i a: 0 ...I u.. Local First Annual Regional Singers, Musicians Conference Held The First Annual Dr. Dorinda Clark Cole Regional Singers And Musicians Conference has been hailed as a huge success. Presented by United Urban Outreach, it was hosted by Pastor Thomas Scott and the congregation of the 34th Street Church of God. The conference featured the Grammy Award winning Clark Sisters and Kiki Sheard. The winner won a $500 scholarship that was by United Urban Outreach to help with expenses to attend t}le national conference in September 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photographs by Julia Jackson and Steve Marshall). Among those in attendance at the conference were performers Kiki Sheard, Angel Chisholm and Jackie Clark Chisholm. Elizabeth Kendrick, President, Mothers Board Rev. M. M. Pastor Christian Women Empowered Hosts Women's FellowshiP Unitv Dav The Christian women of Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church held their Women's Fellowship Unity Day Service recently. The theme was "Christian Women Trusting in the Lord," Proverbs 3:1-18. First Lady Joyce E. Johnson is the founder and president; Rev. JoeL. Johnson, Pastor; Rev. M. C. Rivers, Presiding Elder; and Rt. Rev. Lawrence Reddick, III, Presiding Bishop. Program participants for the 11 a m. worship service were: Trinity's Mighty Men of Valor, Carolyn Gulley of Renewing the Mind Bible Church, who presided over the ser vice; Mahogany James of First Baptist Church of College Hill; Rev. Joyce Wiggs and Rev. Laura Harris of St. Paul AME Church; Imogene Richardson of Trinity; Fresh Start of Lord Remember Us Fellowship; Gwendolyn Hayes, New Mt. Zion MB Church; Kim Mitchell, Greater Mt. Carmel AME, Prophetess Tiffany Franklin, New Life Restoration Outreach; Chavand Adams-Bush, Cynthia Jenkins, First M B. Church; Trinity's Dynasty of Praise; Elder Greg Hall, Lord Remember Us Fellowship, who introduced his wife as the speaker; Angela Hall of Lord Remember Us Fellowship, guest speaker; Rev; Joe Johnson and Lady Joyce Johnson. (Photographs by Julia Jackson) Some members of the Women's Fellowship, front row, from left, Lady Joyce Johnson, Lorraine Carter, Darlene Hopkins, and Imogene Richardson. The guest speaker, Sister Angela Hall and her husband, Rev. Greg Hall. Gwen Hayes gave the Responsive-Reading. Catherine Gulley, left, who presided over the program, is the grandmother of these dancers, Fresh Start. Chavand Adams-Bush sang "I Won't Complain." Shown with her is Clifford Williams.


Church Events Hat-A-Tude And Mini Concert At Greater FriendshiP The First Lady's Support Group of Greater Friendship M B. Church held the Hat::-A-, Tude and Mini Concert in honor of Sister Mattie Murray. The 4 p. m event on April 26th brought out many fancy hats. First Lady Mattie Murray was escorted by her husband and pastor, Rev. Madison Murray. Program participants were: Murray Gospel Chorus, Rev. Carlos Boyer, Rev. Donald White, Mrs. Marie White (Mistress of Ceremony), Betty Bell, Dorothy West, Roesolia Yong, Yuvette Martin, Youth Choir, Andreka Pringle, Sandra Singletary, Mother Gladys Birkette, Anita McDonald, James Godwin, ,Jeff Smith, Sr., Jeff Smith, Jr., Jimmy Johnson, and A. Renee Thornton. Members of the First Lady's Support Group Committee are: Sandra Singletary,. President; Coize Godwin, Mother Birkette, Betty Bell, Carolyn Simmons, Mary Marshall, and Margaret White and Tina Davis. (Photographs by Julia Jackson) Mrs. JoAnn Porter matched her outfit perfectly with an aqua spring hat. Mother E. Kendrick and Sister G. Grimsley are all aglow in their sharp hats. 'Unveiling Me' was Title 01 Women's Conference "Unv eiling Me" was the th e m e for the w omen s conference a t Truth Outre a ching Internation a l Ministries. Apostle Michelle Kelly is the p a stor. (Photos by Julia Jackson) -i c m CJ) c s: c.n I\) 0 0 c.o Pastor Lisa Jones of the Center For Manifestation, left, '"T1 was the conference speaker; with Apostle Michelle Kelly, 5 host pastor, of Truth Outreach Ministries, Inc. :c )> The Praise Team of Family Empowered Worship Center entertained the audience. uThe Voice of Our CoTnrnl.t;n__it"y Sz:1eaki:r1g for CJ) m z :::! z m r-1 m c: r r-gJ z "tJ c m r-(i) :I: m 0 m < m .:c -< -f c: m CJ) 0 )> z 0 '"T1 :c 0


0) g Local N an ::::E >:' < c (/) loretta Ingraham And Rev Park Senior Awards Banquet Ministers' Wives Annual Workshop The True Treasures Loretta Ingraham and Rey Park Senior Awards Banquet was held April 29, 2009 t-at the Cyrus Greene Park and Recreation Center. City of Tampa Park Director, Kay Frances Glenn Lady Vanessa Banks chaired the Ministers' Wives Annual Workshop at St. John Progressive M B. Church. Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks, Sr;, Pastor. The theme was "Ministering to the Family, Body and Soul," Romans 12:1. c a: u.. c z < c (/) w :::: ... > a: w > w c w :I: (/) :::; m :::: a. z Iii ...J ...J :::: m I irl z w (/) a: 0 ...J u. sponsored the program. Lolita Lovett was the Mistress of Ceremonies. (Photos by Julia Jackson) rt' I Keys Made .. 79And Up Latex Flat White Paint. ........... $5.99 gat'f ... Oil Outside White: Painl. ........ $14.90 gal Roller Pan Sel. ................... ; ... $3.49 ea .3" Brushes ................ ................. 99.ea. LIMIT 2 .WITH THIS AD ONLY!! Program participants were: Carl Bryant, Beverly Garcia, Daisy Jones, St. John Progressive Drill Team, Shirley Jones, Bernice Lewis, Sonja Wise, Sister Gibbs, St. John Dance Min istry, Shelia Bryant and Pastor Banks. Dr. Ada Davis, Founder/CEO, Christian Women's Fellowship, was the Workshop Facilitator. Speakers were: Lady Anita Barnes of Macedonia, Eatonville, who spoke on "My Body Belongs To God;" Sister Daisy Jones of St. John Progressive, who spoke on "The Signs of Drug and Alcohol Abuse;" President Nora KearseRandolph of Crestview, Progressive Missionary and Educational Baptist State Convention, Inc., Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Wid ows President, who addressed "When the Enemy Attacks My Family;"Lady Carolyn Wilson, Orlando, spoke on "Role ofa Pastor's Wife;" and Lady Vanessa Banks spoke on "When Enough Is Enough Those helping with the success of the program were: the ministers' wives; Yvonne Glasgow, Brother Donnie, Dr. Ellen G. Murphy, Mary Towler, Jackie Walker, Beverly Garcia and Drew'S Graphics. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Lady Carolyn Wilson of Or--of the senior citizens lando, who attended -the award!ol Church, was one of hanqitet was I the speakers. She spoke on "Role of A Pastor's Wife." Attending the conference -from Lady .Dr. Ingrid Bishop. :. ..


Entertainment Fiddv Feud Helps Rick Ross Lock Up No. 1 RICK ROSS LOS ANGELES -Rick Ross may have learned the trick to beating Hannah Montana: start a fight with 50 Cent. The Miami rapper ruled the charts with Deeper Than Rap, but Ross didn't topple the Hannah Montana soundtrack alone. The self-proclaimed boss reached No. 1, selling 158,000 copies to Hannah's 104,000, per Nielsen SoundScan, with help from his red-hot feud with 50 Cent. The origin of the feud is f u zzy-o n e day Ross claims Fiddy gave him a f unny look at the BET Awards, the next day he says Fiddy dissed an associate-but Ross certainly fire:d the first musical sal vo last January with "Mafia Music 50 responded with "Officer Ricky (Go Head, Try Me)" a nd Tia T old Me" a nd charged that Ross was a former correctional officer that fabricated his cokedealer past. Most recently, Ross shot a video for the Deep e r track "In Cold Blood" that features a funeral for 50 Cent. In fact claiming he's finished off the Vitamin Water-swiggin' rapper, Ross says he might turn his attention to Fiddy's boss Eminem. (Advice to Ross: Don't go there, just ask Moby, Sarah Palin, Ja Rule ) Despite all the verbal jousting, a few critics have called the war of words a marketing gimmick. Since the feud started early this year, both artists saw a significant sales spike in their back catalog and got far more pub in the blogs and mags than they would hiwe otherwise. Fiddy knows fu ll well the benefits of a fight, even a friendly one, like his 2007 sales boon matchup with Kanye West. Chris Brown's Anornev Wants Case Dismissed eHIUSBROWN Mark attorney repJ:esent.ing Chris Brown in his felony assault case, told reporters outside of a Los Angeles courthouse on Wednesday morning (April 29) that he wants the case dismissed entirely, due to high-level leaks in the investigation. "Leaks can form the basis for a motion to dismiss the case in regard to outrageous governmental misconduct," Geragos said, according toE! News. The "leaks" the lawyer was referring to include the widely circulated police photo of Rihanna that showed the starlet badly bruised and suffering from a number of scratches, according to RadarOnline. com. The site also reported that Geragos will file a motion regarding the photo, as well as "several other incidents of leaks about the case. When the ph_oto first appeared on :;. : TMZ in February, the Los Angeles Police Department announced it .would conduct an investigation into the leak, but no findings in the matter have been announced as of press time. Geragos appeared in court without Brown and, as expected, requested additional discovery time. The attorney claimed that evidence turned o ver by the LAPD still had not been presented to him, according to OK! magazine. Without much objection from prose cutors, the judge scheduled a new hearing for May 28 Nas And Kelis File For Divorce NAS And KELLIS Nas and Kelis are to split after four years of marriage. Kelis filed for divorce on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences The couple are currently expecting their first baby together. The couple met in 2002 at a party hosted by P. Diddy and married just over two years later. Kelis is currently seven months pregnant. She is asking for spousal and child support. lil Wavne sues Producer For lllegatsampling l LILWAYNE Lil_ Wayne has been keeping the j udicial system busy these days. Last Tuesday, a California judge threw out his lawsuit to block the release of a documentary on the rapper. Then on Thursday, Wayne appeared in a New York court to face a gun-posses sion charge stemming from a 2007 arrest. Now Wayne h a s filed a lawsuit against the producer of one of his songs, "I Feel Lilze that allegedly sampled another artist's work without permission. The folk singer KarmaAnn Swanepoel had origi nally su e d Wayne last year for copyright infringement, alleging that. her song Once had been sampled illegally in / Feel L ilze D y in g ." Wayne's lawsu i t alleg e s that R ebel Rock Product i on s Inc w hich pro duc e d his song w as r es pon sibl e for secur ing a ny n e cess a ry lice n s in g agree m ents. -1 c: m CJ) c Spike lee Films 'A GameIn-The-life Of Kobe Brvant' 3: ?'< 01 1\) 0 0 <0 NEW YORK --You could call Spike Lee the basketball aute ur. No other filmmaker has sought to accurate l y portray basketb all as mu c h as Lee has. He cast Ray Allen in 1998's H e Got Game" and shot so m e of the most famous Michael Jordan comm ercials. He's also making a docum entary for the National Basketball Association about Jordan's last two seasons. Lee's current round ball film is "Kobe Doin' Work," a documentary of one game in the life of Kobe Bryant. Inspired by the 2006 soccer film "Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait," Lee used 30 cameras to capture Bryant's every move in a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs on April 13, 2008 Bryant later recorded a commentary for the film, SPIKE LEE describing his thought process behind every shot, every screen, every pass. As it happened, Bryant laid down the commentary just hours after scoring 61 against Lee's beloved New York Knicks in February. The film, which is scored by Bruce Hornsby, pre-"T1 miered this week at the b Tribeca Film Festival. It :l:l will air 8 p.m. EDT May 16 on ESPN. en m z :j z m Young Jeezv Show Cancelled Due To Swine Flu outbreak ll r;m c: r r !!! Af ter 176 reported deaths fro m swine flu in Mexico and cases confirmed in n i n e countries, the i m p ac t o f the influenza that t h e World Health Or g anizati o n is on the verge of ca ll i n g a g l oba l p ande mi c has b e gu n t o w id e n I n additio n t o the cl osure o f more tha n 100 s c hool s a c r oss t h e U nite d States -i ncluding o n e d i strict i n T ex a s tha t i s t e m porarily clo sing all school s until at l e a s t May 11 t w o major events a t the Univer sity o f D elawa r e scheduled t o t ake place on Thursday (April 30) wer e c ance l e d due to the outbreak of the fast-spreadi n g dis e a se. According to the DelawareOnline :com, a show b y Young Jeezy at the B o b Carpente r C enter has been call e d off, as well as a talk b y journi a 'i'is t YOUNGJ'EEZV z "tt c: m r c;; ::z:: m c m < m -1 c: m en c )> z c Gwen Ifill, the host of "T1 PBS' "Washington Weelz" and moderator of last g < year' s vice-presidential debate. 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0> g Sports C\1 It') > a: w > w c w :I: en :J m ::::;) ll. z i= w ..J ..J ::::;) m ..J w z i= z w en a: 0 ..J LL Bucs Rookie QB Josh Freeman Turning Heads At Mini Camp JOSH FREEMAN TAMPA -Had he not been wearing the No. 5 jersey, Josh Freeman easily could have been mistaken for a defensive end during Friday's opening of rookie mini-camp at One Buc Palace. Then again, the sideline bullet passes would have been a giveaway "He is a big, giant, athletic human being who is walking on this planet," Tampa Bay Coach Raheem Morris said of the 6-foot-5-112, 248-pound quarterback and first-round draft pick from Kansas State. "I'm glad he's on our team." The first NFL workday for the Buccaneers' 2009 draft choices and undrafted free agents Friday was very basic, as the coaching staff dived into the process of transitioning college players to the pros. In the middle of it all, Freeman was the dominant presence; in both size and stature. "The quarterback position is a position that's got to lead," Freeman said. "I tried to motivate these guys." He definitely motivated the organization. CoChairman Bryan Glazer, General Manager Mark Dominik, and personnel executive Doug Williams watched from tlie sidelines Mostly they watched Freeman, who last weekend became just the fourth fir st-round q uarterback -17th ov e r a ll -take n i n franchise' s 34 drafts, and the fir s t in 15 years. "There's going to b e some nerves," said Williams, who the Bucs picked out of Grambling with the 17th choice of the 1978 draft. "He was feeling his way through, but this afternoon you could tell he picked up and said, 'I'm the man.' He looked a lot more comfort able." Such is the process -baby steps -of developing a young quarterback. The information will come at him fast and furiously. Before long, defensive linemen and linebackers will be doing the same thing. At least one of Freeman's teammates thinks he'll handle it just fine "He's so big that he's looking over everybody and he's so comfortable in the pocket that he's able to throw with poise and do whatever he wants," said defensive tackle and second-round pick Roy Miller, whose Longhorns went 0-2 against ,Freeman during their Big 12 days. "And he can run, too. He's a great threat'.1 Freeman, 21, said terminology being thr own at him was similar to his three years at K-State. Offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski and quarterbacks coach Greg Olson started their crash courses in the verbiage of the new system with the hope that Freeman will have a base to work from when he joins veterans for offseason workouts this month and mandatory mini-camp in June. "It just feels so good to get back on the field," Freeman said. "I'm not going to say I was nervous but I wanted to come out and do well. I wanted to come out and spit [the plays] out in the huddle and make it happen." Now Cooking ThursdaySaturday Fresh & Smoked Mullet Trout Spedal Discounts For Snapper Shrimp Sheap Head Family Reun1ons Anu Uve Blue Crabs Large Orders. Bucslrade TESmithlo Patriots ALEX SMITH FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --The New England Patriots have obtained tight end Alex Smith from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers The Patriots gave up an undisclosed pick in next year's NFL draft for the four-year veteran, who was drafted by the Buccaneers in the third round in 2005. Smith had 129 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns in 58 games. He started 12 of the 14 games he played last year, catching 21 passes He caught 41 passe s in 2005, the most by a rookie tight end that season The Patriots have nine draft picks in 2010 plus an undisclosed choice obtained in a trade that also brought them wide receiver Greg Lewis from Philadelphia Vikings Draft Pick Harvin Hospitalized In Atlanta PERCY HARVIN EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn -The Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick Percy Harvin has been hospital ized due to severe dehydra tion Coach Brad Childress says Harvin became ill Thursday on a fli ght to Atlanta. From the re h e wa s s ch e dul e d t o continu e to the Twin Cities for the team's we e kend rookie minicamp However, the w i de rec e iver vomited on the flight and was sent to an Atlanta hospital as a precaution. Childress also says doctors ruled out the swine flu. Harvin was picked by the Vikings in the first round with the 22nd overall pick in the NFL draft last w eekend Childress says Harvin is expected to be relea se d from the hospital in a day o r t wo. Two Saints Arrested on Three Charges, Including Lewd Conduct RIVER EDGE, LA -N ew Orleans S aints wide r eceive r Biren Ealy and tight end Kolomona Kapanui were charged Sunday with obscenity, disturbing the peace and lewd conduct for allegedly being drunk, urinating in public and exposing themselves. The Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office announced the arrests in a news release. Two women, who weren't identified, were riding in a vehicle when they reportedly saw Ealy and Kapanui urinating in the parking lot of an apartment complex around 12 :42 a m. Sunday, authorities said. One of the women told BIREN EALY And KOWMONA KAPANUI Ealy to stop. Authorities said Ealy turned around while exposing himself and began making lewd comments. Moments later, Kapanui allegedly exposed himself to the driver of the vehicle and made lewd comments, the sheriff's office said. Both players were jailed on $4,250 bonds. Disuruntl.ed Cardinals Sit Out Minicamp With 'lniuries' TEMPE, AZ --Wide receiver Anquan Boldin and d efensive tackle Darnell Dockett showed up for the Arizona Cardinals minicamp but begged off of workouts because of"injurie s Both players are upset with their contract status, and both said they had injured hamstrings, coach Ken Whisenhunt said "They showed up last night and reported an injury that we weren't aware of," Whisenhunt said, "so as part of our procedure we sent them for MRis. Hey, we know what's going on, so I'm really not going to have much to say about that. Two other players with unsettled contract issues -linebacker Karlos Dansby and safety Adrian Wilson -participate d in Friday's first workout, although Dansby was late b ecause of what h e said was a mixup over what time the practic e started. Boldin and Dockett w e r e o n the fi eld f o r the se cond workout Frida y but did not practic e. Afterward, Boldin was vague in his r esponse s but said his ANQUAN BOLDIN And DARNELL DOCKETI' stance had not changed since he asked to be traded nearly a year ago. "Honestly, it's out of my hands what's going to be done," he said. "This whole process has gone on long enough. I it's safe to say a lot of peopl e are tire d of it, myself included. So, hopefully something will get done sooner rather than later." Asked if lie had giv e n up hope of being traded, Boldin said, I give up hope. I'm optimistic about everything. Like I said, we'll see what happens. He l aughed whe n aske d if he was making a point by sitting out the minicamp. "I'm not making a point," Boldin said. "I'm just not able to go right now (8l3) 248-1.921.


Sports Tiger Woods: I Need To Get More Consistent TIGER WOODS CHARLOTTE, NC -When Tiger Woods shot a 30 on the front nine in a seven-under 65 in the opening round of the Quaii Hollow Championship, he appeared poised to dominate on a tough course with a major-like feel. But Woods was still working out the kinks in his fifth tournament back from knee surgery. Entering Sunday two shots out of the lead Woods wasted several birdie chances and one eagle opportunity, closing with 10 straight pars for a 72. He finished at 9-under 286, good for fourth place, two shots behind winner and buddy Sean O'Hair. "I've been very pleased with some of my progress. I'm also not so pleased with some of it," Woods said. "It's been spotty, streaky. I just need to get a littl e more consistent." In an event he won in 2007, Woods could have tied for the lead with an eagle when he drove the green on the par-4 14th. He ended up nearly fourputting. "It was baked out. I knew that," Woods said of the tricky, fast green, the signature element of this event. "It was downwind and I saw George (McNeill's) putt roll out. I kept telling myself; putt is faster than it looks. It's faster than it looks.' And I didn't heed my own warning. "The next one I blocked again. And I made a won derful 6-footer for my threeputt." Still, Woods believes his short game is ahead of the rest. He hit only 25 of 56 fairways. "That's all I did for months is chip and putt;" Woods said of his limitations: during rehab. "I just need to get more crisp with my driving and my long irons. The longer stuff is not where. I want it." Mavweather Plans To .Return To Ring In Julv FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. LAS VEGAS Undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. formally announced his return to boxing on Saturday, less than a year after he retired and said he was thro"ugh with the sport: "I guess I just missed boxing," Mayweather said. "Somebody's got to keep the sport up and running. Why not me?" That was the question Mayweather asked himself as he took a break from the sport that has consumed his life from the time he learned to walk. He wasn't gone long, but his 11-month retirement was enough to make him realiz.P that he wanted to fight -and fight a lot more. "I'm still the biggest draw in boxing," Mayweather said. "Everybody wants to fight me because they know I'm the cash cow." Mayweather will return to the ring on July 18 against lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez, who will move up two weight classes to get his share of the riches a Mayweather fight can produce. It will be his first fight since he stopped Ricky Hatton in the lOth round in December 2007. "I left on top, and I came back. on top," Mayweather said. "I'm here to fight and reclaim what's mine." Indeed, when Mayweather announced his retirement last June he ,was generally regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, an honor now mainly given to Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather's decision to retire instead of fighting a rematch again s t Oscar De La Hoya l ed to Pacquiao getting the s hot that he capitalized on. Mayweather announced his comeback plans in a theater at the MGM Grand hotel, just hours before Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton met in a 140-pound (63.5-kilogram) fight in the hotel's arena. Mayweather, should he beat Marquez, could get the winner of Saturday',.; fight in the autumn, but h e wat;n't planning to stick ar.::md and watch it .. I m taking my daughter bowling tonight, he said. Seahawks, Hill Agree To long-Term Deal LEROY HILL SEATTLE-The Seattle Seahawks and starting outside linebacker Leroy Hill have reached agreement on six-year contract worth a guaranteed $15 5 million. The deal could potentially be worth $38 million. Hill became a free agent last weekend after the team dropped its franchise tag on him and Hill refused to sign an $8.3 million tender offer. The Seahawks said in a news release Thursday evening only that the team and Hill had "agreed to terms to a multiyear deal." The dollar figures were con firmed by a person close to the situation who requested anonymity because the terms were not made public. Hill and the Seahawks were held up for days over contract language provisions related to possible league disciplin_e Hill may face from an offseason arrest .in. .January Georgia for misdemeanor marijuana possession. Dolphins: White Will Onlv Plav QB PAT WHITE Coach Tony Sparano said Friday that rook i e White will play no other pos ition except quarterback as the of{season program contin u es : over the next two months. Sparano also said he has spent time consi d er ing NFL rules about use of quarterbacks o n game d ays. Teams a r e allowed to have 45 players active for each regular-season game, with another eight on the inactive list. One of tho s e eight usuall y is a designat ed third quarterback, who is permitted to enter the game. But if the third quarterback plays before the fourth quarter the other two quarterbacks can' not pl ay again in that game. BEAUTY UNLIMITED APRYL The calendar may say it's May, but we are bringtng you Apryl as Beauty _feature. This young iady always manages to be in the right places at the right time, and enjoys hanging out with her friends. Apryl has definite career and promises you will be hearing more about her in the near future. In the meantime, enjoy her. as this I week's feature, and keep in mind the man in : her life must be real, trusting, handsome, and have a sense of humor. to Apryl as this week's Beauty Unlimited feature. c m en c }< :5: (.11 1\.) 0 0 (0 'TI r-0 ::D c )> en m z :::! z m r:aJ c r rm :::! z "'0 c aJ r-u; ::r: m c m < m -4 c m en c )> z c 'TI ::D c ..... w


0) Funerals II) :E c (J) w ::> 1-c a: LL c z <( C(J) w ::> 1-w > w c w :::J: (J) :J m ::> a. z i= w ...I ...I ::> m ..:. w z i= z w en <( c a: 0 ...I LL MILDRED STONE JONES Memorial services for Mildred Stone Jones will be held on Thursday May 7, 2009, at 2 p. m. at Harmon Funeral Home, 5002 N. 40th Street, Tampa, 33610. Mrs. Mildred Jones was born December 23, 1927, in Thomasville, Alabama. She resided in Tampa,_ for most of her years. Mildred went home to be with the Lord on April 30, 2009. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Jimmie D. Jones, Sr.; mother, Creola Dixon; and sons, Claude Dailey and Michael Jones; and sister, Mary Jennings. She leaves to mourn cherished memories of her: fiance', Jefferey Curtis; and children, Barbara Quaites, Carolyn Samuels, Phyllis Davidson, Jimmie Jones, Jr. and Michael Jones; grandchildren, Claude, Jr., Andrew, Bruce, .. Derick, Timothy, TaKeislia, Angel, Jermaine, Joshua, Samantha, Liberty, Mariah, Phillip, Collette, Mickel, and Samyshia; thirty-five great grandchildren; brothers, Richard and Eli Bradley; a host of other sorrowing relatives; close friends, Louis Baeman, Sara, Barbara Samms, Allan Jones and Naomi Williams; and a very dear friend, Margaret Lindsey. A HARMON BURIAL Harmon Funeral Horne John W. Harmon, L.F.D. James Harmon, L. F. D. 5002 N 40th St. 626-8600 2708 E DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD. TAMPA, FL 33610 Ph. {8131 232-8725 Fax (813) 231-0521 SIS. LOVIE E. GETHERS JOHNSON.,VANES A celebration of life for Sister Lovie Eunice Gethers Johnson-Vanes, who passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2009, will be held on Friday, May 8, 2009, at 11 a. m at Stone's Memorial Funeral Home in the Edward W. Stone, Sr. and Fannie B. Stone Memorial Chapel, 5016 N. 22nd Street, Tampa, Sis. Carolyn Collins, presiding, Bishop George Kennedy, eulogist. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, 4615 E. Hanna Avenue, Tampa. Mrs. Johnson-Vanes was a longtime resident of Tampa. She was called home to rest on Saturday, May 2, 2009. She was a graduate of Middleton Senior High School, Class of 1942, and was a creative and talented seamstress. Mrs. Johnson-Vanes was saved at a very ea.J'lY age and was a devout Christian. She was precede'd in death by: her parents, Benjamin and Carrie Gethers; her sons, TheodoreJohrtson,Jr. and. Charles B. Johnson, Sr.pind l her sisters, Mildred McBride j and Rutha Lemons. She leaves to cherish heri memory: sisters, Ella "E. N." : Cusseaux and Julia Mae: Jenkins, Miami; brother; Emanuel Gethers; children,. Rudolph McCarter, Jewell Snead and Thelma Williams of Kissimmee. FL; grandchildren, Angela Walker, Anthony Johnson, NC. Zandell Johnson, Orlando, Charles Johnson, Jr., Sharon Johnson Aghaulor. CA, JarmelJohnson, Daphne Shephard, Kissimmee, Emanuel Johnson, Sr., and Erica Johnson; and a .host of great grandchildren; nephews, James.Lemons, Stone Mountain, GA; nieces, Ray Frances Washington, Jacksonville, Terrylyn Kroger and Dr. F. Michelle Lemons; nieces and nephews of the Johnson and Wilson families; and a host ofother relatives from Woodbine, : GA, JackSonville; Miami and .Indianapolis, IN. Visitation for Sister Johnson-Vanes will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2009, from 6-7 p. m. at Stone's Memorial Funeral Home in the Edward W. Stone, Sr. and Fannie B. Stone Chapel, 5016 N. 22nd Street, Tampa. Family and friends are asked to assemble at S tone's Memorial Funeral Home at on Friday, May 8, FUNERAL HOME Arrangements and services :! "Our Business Is Service" entrusted to Stone's w 3000 N. 29th Sl* Tampa, FL 33605 Memorial Funeral Home, (800) 605-3350 (813) 248-6125 ... www.wilson-funeralhome.com DITIONAL SERVICE" Local TV Producer Installed As Black Historv Comminee President Last week, the City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc., held its Installation Ceremony and welcomed the next group to carry the torch. Frank Crum was e lected as President and assumes the reins from Mrs. Bettye Greene Johnson, who retired after 3 6 years as a city employee. On being elected as president of the organization, Crum said, "It is with great humility that I accept this position. The City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc. has been enriching the lives of Bay area residents for AIKENS FUNERAl HOME Mrs. Geraldine Brown, Tampa. Mr. Edward Adam Wilson, Sr., Tampa. ..HARMON FUNERAl HOME Babygirl Jai Serenity Hope Lamar, Tampa. Mrs. Claudia Jones, Tampa. .. ,., Mrs. Mildred Stone Jones, J:ampa. RAYWilliMS FUNERAl HOME Mrs. Stephanie Callaway Monroe, Tampa. Mrs. Hattie Dykes, Tampa. Mr. Elbert "Tony" Graves, Jr., Tampa. Mrs. Mary R. Hudson, Tampa. Mrs. Leola Jenkins, Wimauma. Infant Isaiah Ian McGuire, Tampa. Mr. Herbert Simmons, Tampa. Ms. Cyenna R. Watts, Tampa. -Mrs. Angalia M. WhickerTabor, Tiunpa. STONE MEMORIAl i RINERAl HOME Lovie Euni.ce Johnson-Vanes, Tampa. : WilSON RJNERAl HOME Alice Minor, Tampa. "The Vt'Jice of Our Community Speaking for Itself" 813) 248-192 FRANKCRUM ... Newly Elected President of the Tampa Black History Committee over 21 years. Its legacy envelopes the work offered by Tampa's AfricanAmerican community for the betterment of this fair city "It also includes those colorblind ideologies of achievement and goodSamaritan ship that all people crave for their children. I intend to lead by example -to be the servant-leader that Christ has called me to be." A native of Hillsborough County, Crum is the son of Frank Crum, Sr., and the late Elector Crum. As a youngster under the guidance of his mother, Crum learned early the importance of giving back. Under her guidance, he was active at Loving Hill P B. Church, his For \'our Info school, and the Seffner community he lived in Those lessons remained with him throughout his life. While a student at Armwood High School, Crum became involved in the media program and was part of the television morning crew. After graduating in 1991, Crum attended the University of Florida, where he sharpened his skills and desires as a television broadcaster It was during his internship that Crum said he learned about "The responsibility to the public's interest that goes hand-in-hand with all forms of media." He graduated with a B. S. Degree in Telecommunications in December 1995. Four years later, Crum joined the City of Tampa Office of Cable Communication as a producer/director for the city's television services. The recipient of numerous awards and commendations, Crum is married to Mrs. Sherelle M. Crum and a member of Beulah I. B. Church City Editor Iris B. Holton can be contacted at (813) 248-1921 or by e-mail iholton@flsentinel.com All-Class Reunion The All-Class Reunion meeting for classes from the '70s and '8os will be held Thursday, May 7th, 6:30 p. m. at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Ybor City. Items on the agenda will include the family and friends picnic and the gospel program. East Tampa Group To Host Job::Fir The East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership will be hosting an East Tampa Community Job Fair Wednesday, May 6th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The job fair will be held at Cyrus Greene Reereation Complex, 2101 East Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. ETCRP Vice.,Chairrnan, Leerone Benjamin, and Economic Development Chairman, Ernest Coney, said this job fair will also target senior citizens. "We have 25 employers expected to attend and they will be seeking to fill positions ran8ing from entry-level to management and representing industries such as health care, customer ser vice, hospitality, finance, sales, insurance, skilled trades, call cen ters, transportation, security, parks and recreation, seasonal help and more. There will be workshops held on home to dress for success, prepare a resume, potential entrepreneurs, tips on interviewing, motivational speakers, and other aspects of employment. Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, ore-mailed at lcrews@flsentinel.com.


National Bus Driver Charged With Hininu Student QUARNETIA QUAINfANCE JACKSONVILLE --A local school bus driver is facing child abuse charges. She is accused of hitting one of the students on the bus. Quarnetta Quaintance, 45, drives a bus for First Student, Inc., one of the companies that operates Duval County's bus fleet. According to a police report, a JSO officer spotted Quaintance strike the unnamed victim at Jackson High on Wednesday morning. He also reported the child's nose was bloodly. During the interview, the victim told police that she was using profanity and approached Quaintance. A separate witness told police that the victim was cursing and walking toward the suspect in an "aggressive manner." The suspect said that the victim was using profanity and putting her finger in her face, but said she never struck the child Police say the victim's parents were notified, but did not respond. 'Grim Sleeper' Serial Killer cau.uht JOHN FWYD THOMAS, JR. CALIFORNIA-A sus pect, John Floyd Thomas Jr a :k.a., the -'Grim Sleeper' was arrested in March and charged on April 2 : with the rape and murders of two elderly_ women A _grimmer scenario loomed, however: irivestigators now believe tlt'a't .ThoDias was behind many. more sexually-motivated murders and may turn out. tO'be the most prolific serial killel-' 'iri Los: ""' It .was gr6und thailjjeir.s r;. tl ave to iarid in' .He was tied to the latest through .,DNA s 'amples'taken _from him in Odober 2008 as: part of to swab. registe,red .sex offenders Thomas was required fo give the. samples b eeause of a rape conviction in. 1978 in Pasadena. He wa s also convicted of burglary and attempted rape in Los Angeles in "1957. On March 27, the California Dep artm,.,.; "' D NA v1 tiUSttce Laboratory notified detectives that Thomas' DNA eyidence the rape and murder of Ethel Sokoloff, 68, in the midWilshire area in 1972. On March 31. detectives were told that his DNA matched four other slayings. Thomas is also charged with the rape and murder of Elizabeth,McKeown, 67, in Westchester in 1976. And detectives believe that not only is he likely connected to additional murders, but he may in fact be the infa mous "Westside Rapist" who terrorized the county in the I91os. cases associated with the Westside Rapist investigation with available, if partial, DNA profiles appear. to match Thomas' DNA. At a news conference ori .April 30, police said they plan to file charges against Tho_mas for three Inglewood slayings 33 years ago, including that of Maybelle Hudson, and that they are combing files dat:. irig back to :ttie 1950s to see if he's 'linked to at least 25 more cases in Hollywooa,West Los Angeles and Wilshire area. -Thomas, who is being held -ori $1 million bail, wiU be arraigned on May 20 for the murders of Sokoloff and McKeown. He does not face the death penalty because the murders took place before the death penalty was reinstated in 1978, says Bengtson, the. lead on the case, However, if Thomas is charged with subsequent crimes that took place in 1978 or later, the death penalty may be considered. Police feel confident that more victims will be identi fied. FAMU Grads Get Diplomas, Masks, Sanhizer TALLAHASSEE Florida A&M University gave out hand sanitizers and surgical masks along with diplomas at its graduation ceremonies this past weekend. The school took extra precautions to prevent the spread of swine flu in the large crowds attending the weekend ceremonies University President James Ammons had his own bottle of hand sanitizer as he shook students' hands. The students were being asked to use hand sanitizer themselves as they approached the podium for their diplomas. Extra hand sanitizers were available to all guests, staff and the keynote speakers. Surgiqd masks were distributed to students and guests that wanted them. Janitors worked overtime to clean up between ceremonies Manin Luther King Jr.'s Nephew Dies At48 REV. VERNON C. KING GREENSBORO,NC-The Rev. Vernon C. King, a nephew of Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 48. The King family saidin a statement Saturday that Vernon c: King died suddenly a day earlier in Greensboro. The family did not say how he died. King was the yourigest son of Martin Luther King only brother, A.D. King Sr. lie was a graduate of-Morehouse College. and he was the pastor of' several churches .in Georgia and North Carolina. He was currently senior pastor of St. James Baptist Church in Greensboro. He served on the of f';.;_iig Oenter and the Southern. Christi-an Leadership Conference board of directors, an organization his uncle helped found. Funeral arrangements are pending. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. -t c: m en 0 Honor For President Obama Upsets Orlando Catholic leaders 3: ORLANDO --The Catholic Diocese of Orlando held a rare mass Sunday night. The church is angry that the U ni versi ty of Notre Dame is giving President Barack Obama an honorary doctorate degree. M embers of the Catholic Church believe Notre Dame has made a serious mistake. I '-' you honor somebo:qy, it implies approbation or approval of his positio-ns and his positions on critical life issues differ significantly from that of the Catholic Church," said Bishop Thomas Wen ski of St. James Cathedral. Bishop Thomas Wen ski considers Notre Dame to be "America's Flagship Catholic University." Wenski says PRES. BARACK OBAMA the President's pro-choice and pro-stem cell research policies are contradictory to Catholic beliefs. "I think what the church is trying to do is recognize that we've made an error as a church," said Wenski. Aside from the religious debate, there are questions about the validity -of honorary doctorate degrees in general. !J1 N 0 0 co r 0 :::0 c )> British Woman Could Face Laos Death Penaltv .: '::. en m z ::j z m r I BANGKOK, Thailand A pregnant British woman facing possible execution in Laos will go on trial this week, the country's foreign affairs ministry said L:;. Monday. Samantha Orobator ; became pregnant in prison, according to a spokeswoman for rights group Reprieve. Samantha Orobator "is facing death by firing squad for drug trafficking," said Clare Algar, executive director of Reprieve, a London-based human rights group. Orobator, 20, was arrested on August 5, said Khenthong .Nuanthas. ing; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman. She was alleged to have been carrying just over half a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of heroin, Reprieve lawyer Anna Morris told CNN by phone from Vientiane, the Laotian capital. "For that amount of heroin the sentence is normally the death penalty," Orobator's mother Jane found out .in January her daughter was pregnant. more than four months after she was arrested, her mother said. Jane Orobator heard the news from the British Foreign Office, which has been monitoring the case, SAMANfHA ORO BATOR m c: r r m ::j z ., c: aJ c en :t. m c m < m :::0 < -t the mother told CNN by C: m phone from Dublin, where en she lives. 0 She cannot believe her daughter was involved in drug trafficking, and was surprised to learn she was in Laos, she said. "I don;t know" what she was doing she said "The last time she spoke with me, she said she was on holiday in London and she would come to see us in Dublin before returning to the U.K. in July;" "She is not the type of person who would be involved in drugs," she added is worried about her health, especially given her pregnancy, Anna Morris said. )> z 0 "'T1 :::0 0 "She became pregnant in prison. We are concerned that it may not have been consensual and we are concerned that someone who finds herself in prison at 20 is subject to exploitation," m sh e said. .... CJ1


0) g Crime News C\1 c a: LL c z <( c en w ::J 1-f'i w > w c w ::z:: en :::; m ::J Q. z Iii ..J ..J ::J m .!I w z i= z w en a: 0 ..J LL co ,.... w Police Charge Man With Attempted Homicide SABBRIS WATSON Tampa Police have arrested a man on charges of attempted murder, armed burglary, kidnapping, and aggravated battery. According to reports, on Monday morning., Sabbris Watson, 57, was waiting outside of the apartment of Barbara Wimbley, 51. As she left, police said Watson grabbed her and forced her back into her apartment. He locked the door and began pouring lighter fluid on her, police said. Police reports indicated Watson accused her of cheating and threatened to kill her. Police also said Watson and Wimbley are co-workers and have never dated, but Wimbley considered him a friend. Police said Wimbley fought and tried to call 9-11, but Watson grabbed-the phone and broke it. A friend was sleeping in a back room of her apartment and woke up to the noise. He wrestled Watson to the floor and held him for police Police learned that Watson was fired a month ago for threatening another co-worker for talking to Wimbley. When Watson was arrested, he was in possession of a lighter, nunchucks, rope and zip ties in a bag. Man Charged With Leaving Scene Of Accident DAMARIUSPARKER ST. PETERSBURG-St. Petersburg Poiice have charged a man with leaving the scene of a serious injury crash and other charges. On Thursday, police said they received a tip about the .UNCLE SANDY case and after an extensive follow up investigation, they determined the first vehicle in the crash and its driver were identified and arrested. The vehicle had been driven by Damarius Parker, 19. Police said Daniel Thoman, 34, was riding his bicycle on 58th Street, North and as he approached 38th Avenue, North, his light was green. As he entered the intersection, a vehicle struck him. Both Thoman .and his bicycle were sent flying and the vehicle continued through the intersection, stopping briefly. The vehicle then took off. A second vehicle, driven by Robert Girard, 74, also struck Thoman, but he. pulled into a nearby gas station and stood by with his passenger until police arrived. Thoman was transported to a local hospital and to be in critical condition. ''The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself" -1S:ulllefBulletin 4.t'Jt.:..\ t .. ___J Burglar Bar Traps Teen Inside Building Tampa Police have charged two teenagers with burglarizing the North Seminole Little League facility. On Sunday evening, Ben Ravenel went by the complex at 2401 East Yukon Street to check on the build ings. He told police the concession building had been broken into several times, and when he arrived, he saw several Black males running from the area. As Ravenel ran up to the building, police said he saw Jaquese Bailey, 14, stuck under the burglar bars along the north wall. The wooden shutter to the concession window had been forced open and there was concession food outside the window. When officers arrived, they released Bailey from being pinned by the burglar bars. He told police the other suspects pulled the bars out to allow to squeeze through. As he was coming out they released the bars to run from Ravenel and he was trapped. Bailey identified only Terrell Taylor, 16, as one of the suspects. Both were taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center on the charges. Serial Cigarene Burglar Arrested LEON BROOKS CLEARWATER Clearwater Police have arrested a man they have identified as a serial cigarette burglar. Since April 7th, police have been investigating a series of burglaries during the early morning hours. In each case, the smashed out the window of a convenience store and stole cartons of cigarettes. Detectives were able to Leon Brooks, 4S, as a suspect. Tney tips ,about Brooks selling cigarettes on the street. Officers located Brooks at a residence and took him into custody. He was charged with six counts of commercial burglary and two counts of dealing in stolen property. 10 Arrests Made In Reverse Prostitution Sting WILFORD YOUNG GERALD JACKSON On Sunday, Tampa Police, operating a reverse prostitution sting, arrested 10 people in the area of Nebraska Avenue and East Lambright. Based on the current prostitution activity along Nebraska Avenue, north of Hillsborough Avenue, offi cers executed the operation. Two female officers were used for the reverse GERALD WILLIAMS ANTONIO BAILEY operation. Arrested in the operation were Wilford Young, 64; Gerald Williams, 33; Alvin Alsuran, 35; Richard Cessner, 60; James Tavennes, 59; M Diaz-Carranza, 22; Robert Wear, 29; Gerald Jackson, 44; Pedro Morales-Lopez, 30, and Antonio Bailey, 32. Teenager Gets Two Years For Bus Attack PINELLAS COUNTY -In Court Friday, a judge sentenced Branden Allen, 19, to two years in prison for attacking a 15-year-old girl on a school bus at Dixie Hollins High School. Allen reportedly cried as attorneys talked about the lewd and lascivious act charged he had been sentenced on. Last May, a school bus surveillance video showed Allen wearing boxer shorts and flip-flops on the bus. The video captured Allen sitting next to the victim her private parts, police said. He aiso reportedly took a cell phone picture. During the incident, police said Allen's friends blocked the school bus doors. The driver was not BRANDEN ALLEN on the bus at the time of the incident. will now have to register as a sex for five years. The other two who acted as lookouts pleaded to felony battery and false imprisonment charges.


C I f. d a ; s-. S.: 1 : 1 ,.v .... _. -' -. -' -... -_ ----'-.. -. ,_ _.. ...... -. _.. ... _.... .. -.-HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PROCUREMENT SERVICES REQUESTS FOR BIDS AND/OR PROPOSALS Hillsborough County will receive sealed bids and/or proposals for the following, until the stated date and time when they will be publicly opened MAY 21, 2009 2:00 P.M. P-0157-09(BM) OFF-SITE STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL Some or all of the above bid(s) may have Pre-Bid Conferences Information on these and other Requests for B i ds, along with Bid/Proposal results may be accessed via the following: (1) the Internet at www hillsboroughcounty.org/procurementservices, or (2) by coming to the Department of Procurement Services office located at the address listed below Minority and women owned firms will be afforded a full opportunity to part i cipate in these matters and w ill not be subject to discrimina tion on the basis of race sex, color or national orig i n Avon Representatives Needed All Areas! 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Information listed below describes the case number property owner(s), violation address code sec tion violated and lega l description of subject property in that order The hearing will be held i n City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, C ity Hall, 315 E Kennedy Blvd Tampa Florida Affected property owners will be given the opportunity to discuss the alleged violations Should anyone have any questions regarding these cases please call the Office of the City Clerk at (813) 27 4 7286 Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Hearing Master with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing they will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based CASE # 08-24057 WHITE, ROXANNE 11102 N DIXON AVE TAMPA, FL SECTIONS: FOREST MANOR SUBDIVISION LOT 27 AND N Y, OF CLOSED AON SOUTH 95100.0000 CASE# 08-24180 UGRA TE, JORGE J 2704 W MAIN ST., TAMPA, FL SECTIONS : 27-77 TABLE 4-1, 19-26 19-231 19-232 19-46, 19-47 19-49AND 19-50 MAC FARLANES REV MAP OF ADDITIONS TO WEST TAMPA LOT 1 BLOCK 49 179595.0000 CASE # 08-24278 BARBA, KENDRA K. ELLIS KELLI A 1201 W HUMPHREY ST., TAMPA, FL SECTIONS : 19-49, 19-56 AND 27-129 EL PORTAL LOTS 1 AND 2 BLOCK 18 98659 0000 CASE # 08-26180 MENDEZ-VAZ, SHERLENE 1726 W. FERRIS AVE., TAMPA, FL SECTIO .N: 19-49 PLAINFIELD E 30 FT OF LOT 6 AND W 45 FT OF LOT 7 BLOCK 35 LESS PT DESC AS COMM AT NW COR OF LOT'7 RUN ELY 45.08 FT S 100 FT TO POB THN S 60.98 FT TO SBDRY OF LOT 7 W 75.04 FT N 60.37 FT AND E 75 FT TO POB 105452 0000 CASE# 08-27181 MCNEMAR, RAYMOND A. THOMPSON 4101 N. SUWANEE AVE. TAMPA, FL SECTIONS : 19-46, AND 19-50 LESLEY S PLAT W 80FT OF LOT 4 BLOCK 14 166199.0000 CASE# 08-26187 PEREZ, LEONEL LIFE ESTATE PATRICIA PEREZ DIAZ ; W. SAINT CONRAD ST., TAMPA, FL SECTIONS : 19-46, 19-47, AND 19-49 VILLA SAINT LOUIS E 22FT OF LOT 16 BLOCK 11 180034.0000 CASE # 08-27185 HODGE, HOLLY 314 W. GENESEE ST TAMPA, FL SECTIONS: 19-46 19-49 ;19-50 AND 19-231 MEADOWBROOK LOT 332 165731 0000 CASE# 08-27314 WHITE LUTHER AND CHERYL SOLOMAN 4201 W ARCH ST., TAMPA, FL SECTIONS: 19-56 AND 19-231 CYPRESS ESTATE LOT 24 LESS E 4 FT FOR ST BLOCK4 111112 0000 CASE # 08-28046 PARSONS CHARLES B. PARSONS DEBORAH L. 4803 N. LAUBER WA., TAMPA, FL SECTIONS : 1-9-56, 19-46, 19-47 AND19-49 DREW PARK RE PLAT OF LOTS 7 AND 8 BLOCK 63 108501.0150 CASE # 08-28069 TOME, JOSE A. 8423 N. ARDEN FL SECTION : 27-77 TABI,.!= 4-1 SULPHUR SPRINGS "' LOT 8 AND W Y, CLOSED ALLEY ABUTTING ON E BLK 51 99414.0100 CASE # 08-28082 CASE # 09-00021 PAYNE GERALDINE 6904 N. HOWARD AVE., TAMPA FL SECTIONS: 19-26, 19-27 AND 19-231 GROVE PARK ESTATES E 1 00 FT OF S 36 FT OF LOT 9 AND E 100 FT OF N 37 FT OF LOT 10 BLOCK 19 102509.0000 CASE # 09-00088 JOHNSON, RONALD 8320 N. BOULEVARD., TAMPA, FL SECTIONS : 19-46 19-47, 19-49 19-50, 19-233 AND 19-234 WILMA LOT 5 & E Y, CLOSED ALLEY ABUTTING ON W 101345 0000 CASE # 09-00422 VALECIO, WILLIAM L.. 2718 W. UNION ST. TAMPA FL SECTIONS : 19-238 19-233, 19-234 19-46 19-47, 19-49, ANO 19-50 MAC FARLANES REV MAP OF ADDITIONS TO iNEST TAMPA LOTS 5 AND 6 BLOCK 46 179536.0000 CASE # 09-00804 PARKINEN, DERREK J ; W. SITKA ST., TAMPA, FL 19-46, 19-47, l ANP 19-50 PEREZ, PABLO FIGUEROA, ELIZABETH 7804 N PACKWOOD AVE., TAMPA, FL PURITY SPRINGS HEIGHTS NO 1 LOT 36 BLOCK 1 '"; 100724.0000 SECTIONS: 19-47 19-49, AND 19-50 WILMA WEST LOTS 71 LESS N 50 FT 101484.0100 CASE# 08-28417 WINDHAM, NEVILLE A. 700 BELT CT., TAMPA, FL SECTIONS: 19-47, .A.ND 19-49 BELT COURT LOT 17 LESS RIW FOR SR 93 95458 0000 CASE # 08-28677 VARGHESE, MATHEW VARGHESE RAYMOL 5604 N. LINCOLN AVE., TAMPA, FL ff. SECTIONS: 19-49 AND 19-50 TRACT BEG 700 FT N OF SE COR OF SW Y. OF SW Y. AND RUN N 75 FTW250 FT S 75FT AND E 250FT TO BEG 102980.0000 CASE # 09-00844 RATTAN, PAWAN K. 702 W. COLUMBUS DR., TAMPA, FL SECTIONS: 19-236 AND 19 237 RIDGEWOOD PARK LOT 1 LESS RD RIW BEG AT NE COR RUN W 10FT S 45 DEG 10 MIN E 14 10 FT AND N 10 FTTO POB TOGETHER WITH LOTS 2, 3, 6, AND 7 BLOCK A 183355.0000 CASE# 09-01094 VARGHESE, MATHEW VARGHESE RAYMOL 5702 N. LINCOLN AVE., TAMPA, FL SECTIONS: 19-49 AND 19-231 COMM AT SECOR OF SW Y. OF SW Y. RUN N 775 FTW 30FT MOL TOW BDRY OF LINCOLN AVE AND POB THN W 220 FT N 426."8 JFT E 220 FT S 426.29 FT POB 102972 0555 CASE# 09-01370 DE LA ROSA, LOGENDIO RAMIREZ, GLEDYS 7405 N. 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