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Celebrating 64 Years In The Tampa Bay Area Robles Tenants Chased Suspect In Baby's urder SEE PAGE 3-A 'A SALUTE TO FIRST The Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., Tampa Bay West Central Florida Chapter, held its First Annual Commemorative Leadership Luncheon on April 18 at the Crowne Plaza Tampa East. Lady Lorretta Cottman and Lady Jean Miller were co-chairs of the event. The theme was "A Salute To First Ladies." From left to right are: First African American female Senior High School Principal in Hillsbe>rough County, First Lady Jacqueline K. Haynes; First African American female elected to the School Board, School District of Hillsborough County, First l-ady Doris Ross Reddick; First Lady Vanessa D. Banks, St. John Progressive M. Church; First Lady Freddie Jean West-Hudson, Re-Birth Baptist Church; First Lady Marva Laster Scott, 34th Street Church of God; First Lady Dorothy D. Cook, Allen Temple AME Church; First Lady Marie Tarver White, Mt. Carmel M. B. Church, Plant City; Co-Pastor Marzetta Nonette-Howell, Cathedral of Faith Church; First Lady Josephine Brodie Hubbard, Keeney United Methodist Church; and First Lady Ann C. Fuller Favorite, Beulah Baptist Institutional Church. SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY EDITION 1st Fundraiser Penny Count Tops $2,000 SEE PAGE 7-A Popular Radio Show Cancelled SEE PAGE 16-8 Ex-Boyfriend Of QCF Worker Chargld SEE PAGE 2-A Murder Victim Lall iii 01fBusy Street SEE PAGE 23-A


en g Features C\1 New Bank Executive Took Advantage Of Opportunities Growing up in Dade City, Florida, Kevin-Eugene Bryant developed a talent for handling finances and dealin g witli. people in high school. Bryant was abl e to get a job with Barnett Bank, then later left Dade City and came to Tampa where he worked at -the East Tampa Branch o f Bank of America fo r 8 years. He later returned to Dade City where he served again as a branch manager. "This journey started for me 14 years ago. I was working at a Wal-Mart store serving a customer and a representative from Bank of America was in line. He watched the way I a: was dealing with the cusu. tomer, and offered me a job C on the spot. He had no idea I was still in high school at thetime." c Bryant has never ffi attended college, but said :;:, his dream is to get a B .A t-degree in finance. Now the Assistant Vice President and Financial Center w c w :J: en :::; m :;) Q. z i= w ...J ...J :;) m ..J KEVIN-EUGENE BRYANT Manager II at the now open East Tampa Branch of Fifth Third Bank, Bryant said this all just came natural for him. "I have a passion for taking care of my customers. I want to help enhance the lives of the people of East Tampa." "At Fifth Third Bank, we want to be a cruciaH>art of the success of smaUbusi-nesses in East Tampa. We want to help them stay afloat and avail to them a ll of the resources we can provide. Also, we are aware that our churches are very important in keeping the community togethe r." Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or emailed at lcrews@flsentinel.com. w z i= z w en Michelle B. Patty Advertising; Inc.

Feature "T1 JJ c Robles Park Residents Chase Man Accused Of Killing Babv s: BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor As the news of an infant being thrown from a vehicle spread throughout the community, a manhunt was underway. However, when the suspect was observed in the Robles Park Public Housing Complex, the residents took action. Residents in the complex spotted 21-year-old Richard McTear, Jr. Captain Rocky Ratliffe, of the Tampa Police Department said, "Three or four people called and said he was on Stratford. "He was running from the residents and the police. There was a foot chase and everyone wanted him caught. After he was caught, the people were giving us and themselves high fives." McTear was wanted at the time for felony battery, burglary and kidnapping. He was later charged with first degree murder, false imprisonment and violation of pro bation. The circumstances that resulted in the death of 3month-old Emanuel Wesley Murray and landed McTear in jail began around 3 a m., on Tuesday. The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office received a call for help from Ms. Jasmine Bedwell; 17, who told police her ex-boyfriend had attacked her and her infant son. Ms. Bedwell told police the infant was thrown down on concrete and th'en the man picked up the child and fled the Mirabella Apartment complex in a blu e 4-door Impala. As police were looking for the vehicle, an employee of FOX 13 was traveling southbound on I-275 at Fowler Avenue, when he observed something on the side of the interstate. A closer inspection showed that it was an infant. He contacted police and they determined that it was Emanuel Murray, the infant who had been reported missing by his mother. The infant was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:30 a. m. A preliminary investigation indicated that the child had been thrown from the vehicle, police said. As the morning unfolded, police continued to search for McTear. Around 5:30 a m., the vehicle he was driving was located in the 1600 block of River Cove. Four hours later, a tip led Tampa Police to the Robles Park area, and after a foot chase that ended on Arlington, McTear was taken into custody Judge Denies Bail A Hillsborough County judge denied bond to a 21year-old Tampa man accused of throwing a baby from the window of a speeding car. The baby, whose body was discovered by a news station employee on his way to work, was pronounced dead at the scene. Judge Walter Heinrich, Jr., said to Richard McTear, Jr., "From what I'm reading, you threw a baby from a car. It's obvious you won't be getting a bond It reads like it could be a death penalty case." ..... Sql D .avis Printing yqur Packages include: Envelopes. t verses fmm. ...... f .................... ...... .. ...... ............ :.... ...... .. .,..., .............. ......................... ................................. -r. ordering vitations EMANUEL WESLEY MURRAY ,Jan. 25, 2009 --May 5, 2009 Represented by a public defender, McTear appeared stoic while standing before the judge. However, video from his arrest shows him cursing at reporters and when asked why he threw the baby from the vehicle, responded, "It's a dirty game. It's a dirty game." Ms. Bedwell, who was treated and released at a local hospital, had filed paperwork with the Hillsborough County courts seeking a restraining order against McTear. The hearing was set for Monday, but was dismissed because Ms. Bedwell did not show up. Funeral services for Emanuel Wesley Murray were incomplete at press time. Ray Williams Funeral RICHARD McTEAR, JR. ... Charged with first-degree murder Home is in charge of handling arrangements. A Violent Past The first time McTear was arrested took place in November 2001. At 14, he was charged with battery against his mother, police records show. Some of his arrests are highlighted. In March 2006, Temple Terrace Police launched an investigation into a complaint of child neglect. McTear's 2-year-old child was found wandering outside. No charges were ever filed in the case. In November 2007, McTear was accused of forcibly taking the vehicle of Ms. Rekale Hill. He is alleged to have entered the car and began punching and strangling her. She told police that at one point, she was about to lose consciousness, but was able to break free. McTear is alleged to have then pulled a knife and threatened to cut her. She escaped, but left her son in the vehicle. He allegedly climbed into the driver's seat and drove away with the child in the car. The child was dropped off in the 1600 block of River Cove. As police were investigating the complaint, they were p.otified of a car fire in the 1600 block of Mulberry. It was Ms. Hill's vehicle. He was arrested on February (X) 1\) 0 0 CD 28, 2008. "T1 In February 2008; Ms. I Louvenia Cromartie told police that McTear entered 0 an unlocked back door to her )> apartment. He is alleged to en have punched her and pushed her to the ground. ::! The case was disposed of in z July 2008. m On March 18, 2009, Ms. Bidwell called police to report that when she arrived r home McTear had allegedly broken down the door to her ::! apartment. He allegedly hit Z her several times, broke '"C items inside her home, and held her down while he r poured a household cleaner en on her face and head, police ffi said. C m < m -1 c: m C/) c )> z 0 "T1 JJ 0 May 3rd is Fifth Third Day. fo" celebrate, .we're offer.ing special, limited-time rates OQ twb Certificates of Deposit. They're FDIC and deliver a guaranteed rate of rettir f Yto help you get closer to your dreams. 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en 0 0 N co C\1 ...J a: a. <( some privilege to mold young men's minds and young this day, is as important as the role of the national presi-0:: dent." For, you are the president, in the eyes of your chil-dren. -W Therefore, once again, we honor all mothers and motherC figures in our midst who have been about the-h':J.Siness of teaching children to pray for each other ratJer than to en "prey" on each other. Our praises go out to you who prac::i and teach patience to your chilc:ken, rather than impatience. We applaud all mothers who model compassion, a. well as, the latest fashions, and who wear respect like they Z would the.finest shoes. Moreover, we place crowns.onJh!! i= heads of all mothers who give heavy doses of hugs, kiss.es, w ...1 love you's," and daily suvport so .their children will gr,p' ...1 up to be men and women, rather than menaces and ffi acs. Another name for motherS is "anger management." O'n ..J this weekend, look long and lovingly at yourself in the mirW ror. For, it is because of your kindness and motherly ways that our society still exists. z So, Happy Mother's Day! w en <( Q a: 0 ...1 &L A Babv on The Interstate I The baby's name was Emanuel Wesley Murray. Remember that. Then remember how he died. He was tossedout on I-275like a piece of garbage or road kill, for all the trucks and SUV's to squash. That is how. a 4-month old infant met his final fate. And it was one of our sons killed him. Please. Don't put the paper down. Be offended, yes, that we echo what all the media throughout the world is reporting. Be offended, yes, that in our country, in our state, in our city, lurks the soul of a monster who could snatch up a .little baby out of his mother's arms, smasll hjs Aead on concrete, then speed off down a busy highway, later to toss the screaming child head-first onto an unforgiving major interstate! Yes; we all should be offended. But, by no means be angry at us because we told you that the murderer was the son of a mother who looked like uS! Don't be offended, but wear the picture of the young man who did the deed, as you would a cross on your shoulders or a wreath of thorns on your brow! A Black man did that to his girlfriend's child. They were arguing the young man and the baby's mother. Indeed, their confliCt reminds us of a play entitled "For Colored Girls Who Consider Suicide When the Rainbow is Entif. "Written by Ntozake Shange, the play features a character Beau Willie Brown, who threatens his girlfriend by holding her two .children out a high-rise window, and finally drops them to the concrete, stories below. We -=t laughed and shivered when we saw that play, more than 20 W years ago. Never did we suspect that art would be echoed by reality. We were wrong. Beau Willie lives! He resides here ... inTatnpa! A DiHerent Kind Of Mother's oav This weekend, mothers all over the world will be celebrating what is supposed to be their special day. But, it will be hard for three mothers in the bay area to find anything to celebrate. Three young women have lost children to violence in the last two weeks in the bay area. One child was thrown to the floor and died from his injuries Another child was sexually assaulted and died of trauma to his head And, the third child was allegedly thrown from the window of a moving car. Since all of the mothers in volved in these cases were young mothers, some folks think they are to blame for harm coming to their chil dren. But, in all fairness, these men don't walk around with the word "PSYCHO" stamped on their foreheads So, we can second-guess all day long, but the truth of the matter is some step-dads are better to the children than their biological dads. But, there are some things that young mothers can do to pro tect themselves and their children. Moms can take their time and get to know these young men before moving them into their home. You really will not shrivel up and die if you don't have a live-in boyfriend. Stop giving men permission to hit you! Unless you are the attacker, there is never a rea son for a man to hit you. Licks are not love taps and they don't translate into "I Love You!" Arguments are a heated ex-Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: change of words and do not end with a fistfight. The first time a man hits you is the hardest, so stop it before it starts. If you take him back after the first time you are giving him permis sion to do it again. If you choose to call the po lice, follow through with the prosecution. Otherwise, you are setting the stage for the abuse to get worse. The police, battered women's shelters, family, friends, and neighbors can only do so much. You have to decide that you are not a punching bag and that you won't tolerate abuse. But above all, moms don't trust everyone to care for your children. Children are precious commodities that cannot be replaced, and should be loved and not beaten. Enlightened Motherhood PARTI ''Every mother should endeavor to be a true artist. I do not mean by this that every woman should be a painter, sculptor, musician, poet or writer, but the artist who will write on the "table" of child hood innocence thoughts she will not blush to see red in the light of eternitY and printed amid the archives of Heaven. That the young may learn to wear them as amulets around their hearts and throw them as bulwarks around their lives. And that in the hour of temptation and trial the voices from home may linger around their paths as angels of guidance, around their steps, and be incentives to deeds of high and holy worth" (excerpt from a speech on Enlightened Motherhood given by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper before members of the Brooklyn Literary Society, 1892). While trying to find out more about Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, who was described by one of her biog raphers as "the best known and best loved African Amer ican poet prior to Paul Laurence Dunbar," I came across a speech she gave on motherhood, selection of mates and marriage. Though given more than u8 years ago, her thoughts on mother hood; choosing the type of man to marry and father our children, and building strong marriages are as Televant today as they were in 1892. Let me introduce her to you, now. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825 -1911) was a poet, novelist, short story writer, essa)rist, abolitionist, teacher and turer who lived during the 19th and early 2oth centuries. Moreover, she was the mother of four children. Born in Balti more, Maryland to free parents, Watkins was raised, by an aunt and uncle who were vocal figures in civil rights is sues. Having embraced litera ture at a young age, Watkins Harper published her first poems in the Frederick Dou glass Paper and published her first book of poetry at the age of twenty. Watkins left Baltimore to become the first female teacher at Union Seminary (established by the Ohio Con ference .of the AME Church prior to the church's purchase of Wilberforce University). A few years later, Watkins became a traveling iecturer for the American Anti-Slavery Society, g1vmg speeches throughout Northern Amer ica and Canada. Watkins' speeches focused on issues of sexism and clas sism as well as racism. After marrying a widower, Fenton Harp_el_", with three children 18o, Watkins-Har.per had a daughter, Mary. Four years later, Fenton Harper died, lmd Watkins-Harper returned to lecturing as a supporter of women's suffrage !coNTINUED oN NEXT PAGEl


:D Colum n s The Great Teacher Speaks Let's sup.pose Hillsbor ough County Commis sioner Kevin White does indeed, not have nine lives. Then let's assume that his paternal uncle's admission that his nephew was no where near his Stone Mountain home which contradicted his nephew's sworn statement that he did indeed, have the honor of staying there, overnight, would once and for all, derail what many have called the political express of the man many refer to as Hills borough County's answer to the Teflon Don. Then might we conclude that such a turn of events would bring a sigh of relief from nu merous nervous potential vot ers who, for awhile were biting their nails because they were cronies with both incumbent Kevin White and his front running political adversary Lesley "Les" Miller? Friendship is what I'm talking about. Indeed, having to choose be tween friends is not th e best way to get through a morning. But every voter in every Southtown or small Souther!} ci_ ty should be used to it. Cer tainly, Tampa is no exception, especially where Black voters are concerned. "Why?" you ask. And the answer is histori cal. In Tarripa, when it comes to political personalities and Black movers and shakers, everybody is somebody's friend, most often on a per sonal basis. Alliances are made and kept, on a handshake, kiss and an eye-wink, over lunch. And favors, in this town, are life-long and not taken lightly. If I'm lying, you tell me! So, because of recent devel opments, Kevin White !VIAY be out of the political picture. But Black voters are NOT out of the woods, not yet For, other friendships are lurking in the wings. Take, for in s tance, the recent announcement by one of Tampa's most popular preach ers who happens a l so to be one of Tampa's most powerful City Councilmen, Rev. Thomas Scott -that he in tends to become Tampa's next mayor. No doubt, his announcement sends shivers down the spines of many a Black mover and shaker in this town, who has a l ready given his or her alle giance to some other friend. What's even scarier is the prospect that more friends will probably join the dance. And the ballroom of "one hand washes the other is apt to get mighty crowded, where bud dies are concerned. So, what are friends to do? Perhap s, they might do what a veteran mover-and-shaker once admitted he did. He said, "I financially s upport either while being publicly seen with neith er!" Unless both candi dates converge at the same place and the same time and the supporter happens to be in the middle, certainly the vet eran mover-and-shaker's adage is the way to go. And even more certainly, candi dates like Rev. Scott and oth ers would state unequivocally they expect no one to support them simp l y because of friend ship. However, the truth is the light. Politics runs on more than money truth or integrity. What does it run on? Politics r u ns on friendship! Black Insight from page 4 J .. and prohibition Settling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Watkinslfarper. .li,ved in,'} h,qme that served as an 'Underground Railroad statio n. Many of her poems and novels were inspired by the stories told by escaped slaves while hiding in her basement. Watkins-Harper publ ished one of the first nove l s by a Black woman, Shadows ... and a popular poem "Bury Me in a Free Land," which she dedicated to aboli tionist John Brown. Author of at least a dozen books, many and speeches, Watkins-Harper gave a rousing speeeh dem a nding equal rights for all, including Black women, at the National -W0men's Rights Conv:ention, in 1866. A woman who kept company with Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, William Still and John Brown, WatkinsHarper was also a devoted mother. Next week, I will share some more details of this enlight ened mother with you. Mean wh i le, Happy Mother's Day to all of you who serve as Mother-figures Harambee! 0 s: (X) 1\.) 0 0 <.0 Partv Now And Pav Later Oh to be young, h ea lthy and e n erge tic. Boy, you f ee l so good and so a l ive that yo u just want to party all th e time. You drink plenty of alco hol smoke pl e nt y of cigarettes, stay up late at night a nd eat as much of anything as you want. Party! Party! P arty Party all the time. Man, this is the life. No pain, no doctors, no med ication, no fee ling bad and plenty of good times But believe me, my young friend, all of the partying all of the alcoho l the late hours, the unhealthy food and lack of annual physicals are not without a price What it adds up to is party now and pay for it later. Onc e you pass the age of so, the joy of all the partying begins to ravish your body. You'll look up one day and you have high blood pressure, diabetes prostrate problems, heart problem s, blood circulation problems, liver problems, kidney problems, weight gain and much n ee ded r eg ular vis its to your doctor. Some of these medical pro blems can b e attributed to the aging process. But in most in stances, th ese problems are directly related to the party all the time actions of people at a young age. Am I saying to young people not to party? Not to enjoy themselves? Not to enjoy the good l ife? I certain l y am riot By no stretch of the imagi n a tion am I even implying that. I am saying that young people and older people too, should party in moderation They should get the proper amount of rest, make use of a healthy diet, and at least do annual physicals with your doctor. There will be plenty of time to splurge on food, alco hol a nd partying without over doing it. Young people, talk to so m e older peopl e who u se d to party all the time. The y will readily tell you that knowing what they know now, they would not have partied so much arid would have done a better job of taking care of their bodies. I -It is so good these days to see senior doing very well for their age because they have always taken care of themselves. Young people 'T1 r need to be reminded that 0 human beings are living ::0 l onger and longer every year. It is getting to be quite com-en mon to find people l iving m today who are 90 years o ld. Young people, take some z good advice and don't just live p:! for today; live for tomorrow. !], The better job you do of tak-C r ing care of yourself as young r people, the better you will enjoy life as an older person. z ""C c OJ c en ::I: m c m < m ::rJ -< -i Hev, 1 Need A Job I c m en 0 I can remember hearing people say they would never be caught digging ditches or flipping burg ers for a living. Those opinions hav e changed, be cause now any job is worth having. The p,roblem is those jobs that a lot of people walked by a nd weren't int e rested in are now occupied by Mexicans and other minoriti es. They understood that the top prior i ty t)1_e t a ble, not their pride. There are still some people out there who just won't be caught wo1: king in a fast food restaurant, but those people are the ones complaining about not being able to find a job. Inasmuch as the unemployment rate in Hillsborough County is the l argest in the state, there a re jobs out there. Most of them require you hav e a specific vocational skill or some experience, but there are jobs Also keep in mind, state and county jobs are still avail able l> Another thing that has kept open. No employer will take a lot of people from applying you seriously if you show up at 'T1 for a job is the dreaded drug 10 a.m. or later inquiring :2 test. Some feel it's not fair to about employment. To them, C demand this, and others just that's indicative of whether aren't disciplined enough to you can arrive to work on time make the sacrifice so they can or not. get a job. There are agencies that can Severa l community groups assist the ladies with day care have sponsored job fairs and issues, and there are agencies workshops. At these events that can open doors for exare employers who are watchfelons. You just can't go out ing you very closely to see if there with a defeatous attitude you have the right stuff. They and give up. The streets are watch the way your dress, full of a lot of peop l e w h o just your overall demeanor, and gave up how you get along v.rith other As you walk around the city people. They also look at your or county looking for work ; track record tb see if there are pay close attention to consites and check out what's coming. That's a quick way to find a job, and you 'll have the advantage of inq u ir ing even before the business has been constructed any concerns. rJon't sit around complainEx-felons have it bad, be cause they are being twice for their sins. They are released from incarceration only to fil)d they are denied work because of their crimina l history. Many of these people are among the most skillerl and talented people around, but employers just will not take the risk. i ng about not having a job. ;g Get up everyday and n1ake it G') your mission to find \\'ork, no m matter how long it takes and U1 I l> If you're looking for work, one thing you should do is get up early before the businesses no matter what kind of job it is. Swallow that pride for the sake of taking care of\oursclf and your


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Local First Count Of Pennv Fund raiser Tops $2,000 RONDAL RUSSELL Director of Bands, Middleton High School Earlier thi s yea r Rondal Russell, Director of B a nd s at Middl eton Hig h Sc hool l aunc h e d a p enny f undrais e r. His goal i s to reach $100,0 00 to allow the sc hool to purchase uniforms, instruments, instrument r e pairs, and oth e r things vital to the program. Russell and the b and m embers have b ee n collec ting d o nations since launching the fundraise r and rece n t l y counte d the d o n ations. H e said the students have coll ecte d 20 1 ,206 pennies. That translates into $2, 01 2 .06. "We are still asking eve r y o n e t o h e lp make this goal a reality. We are asking that every time you see a p enny o n the street, sidewalk, grass, etc., you think of u s. Pick it up because every penny counts. In orde r to reach oUI: goal of $ 100,000 we a r e going to have to col lect t e n million p ennies,' Russell said. Last year the band launched its annual fundraiser, but someone broke into the band room and took the money. Members of the community came forward and replace d the stolen mone y Despite setbacks such as that, the band continues to excel. For the first time in its history, the Middleton High School Marching Tigers were awarded a Superior Medal while participating in a state music competition Russell further stated that the band plays an important role in the lives of students by teaching life skills essential in their future roles as citizens. "Being part of the Middleton Tiger Band also gives students the opportunity to compete for college scholarships. Many of our students would not b e abl e to .attend college if not for the aid of these music scholarships." City Editor Iris B Holton can be contacted at (813) 248-1921 or by email iholton@[lsentinel&.Qlll Accelerate your business cash flow wfth merchant services. The world is moving faster and faster all the time, and SunTrust can help your the latest credit and debit card processing technology and services. By combining merchant services with a business checking account from SunTrust, you'lt have access to your funds the next business day. To learn more about special offers and discounts valued at up to $600, call 866.587.1780 or speak to your SunTrust banker. Cash Management You can win a FREE year of SunTrust business solutions and more.* Ej'lter ,the Solid Contest at suntrust.com/business. SUNTRUST Financing Solutions Retirement Solutions Live Soltd Bank Solid: SunTrust Bank Member FDIC 2009 Sun Trust B a nk s Inc. Sun Trust is a f e d e r ally regi s t ered serv1ce m ark of Sun T r u s t B anks, Inc Live S o lid B nnk S o lid IS a se1 vice m 1rkof Sun Trust Bank s, Inc. No purch ase o r othe r obli9 a tion required t o e nter. L--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"T1 r-0 JJ CJ) m z ::! z m r-1 DJ c: r rm ::! z ""C c: m !: CJ) m c m < m XI < c: m CJ) c )> z c "T1 XI c


0') 0 Local ct5' Job Fair Draws More Than 300 a: LL c a: LL c z ct c en w ::::;) 1-> a: w > w c w J: en ::::; Ol ::::;) D. z tu ..J ..J ::::;) Ol ..:, w z i= z w en C a: 0 ..J LL On Wednesday at the Cyrus Greene Complex, more than 300 people arrived to take part in the East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership's job fair. Organized by ETCRP Chairperson, Evangeline Best and Economic and Development Committee Chairman Ernest! Coney, representatives from 25 agencies sat at tables and re":iewed applications and resumes from prospective employees. Also as part of the job several workshops were held for job seekers to listen to employers and get tips on what to do to impress employers. Chevina Collins was at the job fair, and said she wor-ked for Verizon until complicatioris of pregnancy caused her to lose that job. "I've been out of work since August 2008. With the economy being so bad, I got discouraged for a while, and I have visited a lot of staff agencies with no success. "Right now, fll any-thing as long as it's a'job." Magdaline Cari.gar said she has a job and is looking for more work. "I'm a day care instructor. I have a background in sales, arid that's what I want to get involved in. It's what I do best, and I found a lot of resources at the job fair." Reggie Turner and Alonzo Hall attended the job fair w"ith hopes that their past wouldn't prevent them from finding employment. "I've been out of work for 5 years," said Turner. "I had worked in warehouses and on construction sites. Being a felon hasn't made it easy finding work. I hope in spite of that, I'll find From left to right: Ernest Coney, Evangeline Best, and ETCRP Vice-Chairman, Leerone Benjamin. '1""1 Magdaline Cangar (left) Chevina Collins. .something through this job fair. I've never been to prison, but the time I've spent in jail still raises eyebrows and denies me the opportunity to support myself and my family." Hall said he was released from prison February 1, 2009 after serving an 8-112 sentence. "I have absolutely no plans of returning to prison. I had been doing constructioh work before I went in. ( :Reggie Turner (right) ariq. Alonzo Hall. It's important for me to get batk to work. I have two daughters I need to care for, and I just want the same chance as everyone else." Coney said the ETCRP will be sponsoring more job fairs in the future and hope they bring even more employers to the next event. Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reCJ,ch.ed at (813) 248-0724, or at lcrews@jlsentinel.com. New Promoter Debuts With Spectacular Gospel Show From left to right: Varesa Kitchen-Royal, Felicia Watt, and Monica Jones. Monica Jones grew up with a passion for Gospel music At a very young age, she was involved with managing a Gospel group, N'Unyti, and returned to school to obtain a B.A. degree in communications. "That's when God gave me a vision to have a program on Sundays called "After Shock." From that program, I got more involved with Gospel music, and now I have the chance to promote my first show." On May 16th, Ms. Jones and her promotional company, Mo'eL Entertainment, will be putting on their first Gospel show at the Center for Manifestation, 3102 East Lake Avenue Appearing on the show will be local artists N' Unyti, For Life from Lake Derek Smith,. I;>urant, and international Gospel star, Shirley Murdock. "I'm very excited to start working and making sure everything goes along smoothly with my first show," said Ms. Jones. "We started putting this together in October 2008. In January 2009, we got all the groups together, and now we're ready to go. The show SHlRLEY MURDOCK will be recorded live, and I'm really looking to this show because I know this is what God wants me to do. He wants me to serve the people and share my faith with them." Joining Ms. Jones as partners in Mo'eL Entertainment are Felicia Watt, Varesa Kitchen-Royal, and a silent partner. Doors will open at 5:30 p m and the show will start at 6 p m. "Anyone looking for ets to the show can call me at (813) 215-9294. I will give them $5 00 discount." Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or e-mailed cit lcrews@jlsentinel com. .At Sinai A. M. E. Zion Cliurch 2909 N. Nebraska Avenue \ Tampa, 33602 J ... .. i FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009 7 P.M. .. Special. Prizes We Will Be Recognizing And Giveaways! ALL PASTORS! Featuring Dynamic Speaker: PASTOR SONJA MARSHALL Firehouse Christian Center .. Special Selections By: The Traveling Stars Jmanii Worship : Dancers


Local After More Than Three Decades, Old Friends Reunite There's nothing more precious than the memories we have of our child hood and teenage years. African American males in their mid-.50s especially have fond memories as they were the first victims of the county's 1970-1971 desegregation plan. That act sent childhood friends to separate schools, and virtually was the death notice for Howard W. Blake and Middleton High Schools. Years go by and you don t see your old friends from your high school days unless one of them passes. "It's a shame we get so caught up in our day-today lives, we don't have time to call our old friends or just spend time with them. I hate hearing that they've died and I never got a chance to talk to them again." During the early 1970s, Middleton High School had an offense that featured Ralph Kyles, Alfred Pyles, and Ronald Peterson among others. Peterson and Pyles had managed to stay in contact over the y e ,ars, but Pyles and Kyles hadn't talked to or seen each other since 1972 "I was at a hospital in FIRST BAPTIST CHURC OF 4025 W St. 879-1351 Sunday School -9 : 30 A.M. Morning Worship -11 A M Prayer Service & Bible Study Wednesday-7:30P.M. "To Know Christ And To Make Christ Known'' I\) each othe r and t alke d 8 a b out an alte rcation tha t occurred in the locker room a t Middleton on e day. W e jus t laughed at the whol e thing and we thanked God for bringing us together. Kyles said they all ne e d to acknowledge God more and keep in mind the life He's given us. "We're already planning our next rgeeting, and we hope can get more of the guys to show up." Reporter Leon B. From left to right: Alfred Pyles, Ronald Peterson, and Ralph Kyles. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or emailed at lcrews@flsenthe area in March 2009, getting examined because of an accident I'd been in," recalls Pyles. "That's when I ran into Ralph. We exchanged numbers, and I passed his number on to Ronald. Ronald called Ralph and from there we coordinated a day we'd meet. On April 9th, the trio met at the Red Lobster Restaurant on Busch Boulevard and it was like old times. "I couldn't believe it had been more than 30 years. We shared old stories from our high school days, and my heart was touched to have the three of us together again." Kyles said words can described how he felt "It was jubilation. It was also a nervous feeling for me. Once we sat and started reminiscing and talking about each other, it felt like an old church revival." "We discovered how wrong we were about what we'd heard about each other over the years. We poured out our feelings for Something For EverYone! Come One ... Come All! :_. Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church 4008 Cayuga Street llldiiii_..IIIIW...,,. Tampa, Florida 3361 0 Come Join The FIRST PROSPECT M. B CHURCH FAMILY 6012 Edina St. Wimauma, FL 33598 As They Install Their Newly t .. TONY B. HARRIS "You Can Come Home Again" -Isaiah 49: 19-20 Morning Speaker: Rev. Willie Dixon Afternoon Speaker: Rev. Terry Mallory Sunday, May 17, 4 P.M. .. :: Rev. Fletcher Lawson, Jr. ..t. And St. Mary M B. Ch Parrish, FL In Charge ..... Chairpersons: Darlene Hopkins And Imogene Richardson Abeka Curriculum Small Classes KING'S KIDS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY & & DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER Now Enrolling for the 0 School Year .. 1 23 Years Qf Experience inEducating Children In A Loving Christian Environme:-t Educational & Fun Field Trips Space Is Limited!!! Stop by or call Dress Code (Uniforms) Computer Technology & Physical Education Hot/Nutritious Meals After School Program (includes tutoring, martial arts, and chess) Florida Pride & School Readiness the school office for an application!!! 813-248-6548 x228 3000 N. 34th Street Tampa, FL 33605 c.o ., 5 :a tJ) m z ::! z m r-1 tQ c: r rm -f z -a c: tQ r-(i) :::2: m c m < m :a :-< -f c: m tJ) c )> z c ., .:a c ,,. m (0 I )>


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Health Fair Job Fairs Funfest "T1 :c ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10 2011 E. Sligh Ave }( Fne Women's Health Fair Ther will be a free community Women's Health Fair on Saturday, May 9, 2009, 10 a. m. -2 p. m. in the North Tampa area. The event will be held in the Family Support and Resource Center, 1401-A E. Fowler Ave. The Moffitt Mammogram bus will be arriving at 9 a m. Call Glenda Taveras (813) 558-1877 to schedule your appointment. Career Fair Sulphur Springs' Annual Career Fair will be held Friday, May 15, 2009, 11 a m. -6 p. m. at the Sulphur Springs Resource Center, 8412 N 12th St. For more information, contact James Jackson (813) 936-3064 or Earl Silas (813) 309-3081. Second Chance Job Expo The Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center Advisory Board is sponsoring a S e cond Chance Job Expo on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at the center, located at 3402 N 22nd St. (at 26th Ave.) 9 a m.-3 p m Norene Copeland Miller says the free event is for ex offenders There will be workshops, vendors, food, prizes and clothing. Familv Fun Fest Sligh Middle School Academy of Health and Wellness Magnet will host their 3rd Annual Family Fun Fest on Thursday, May 14, 2009, 4-7 p. m. at the school, Your wheels for summer j()bs and summef fun. HART Hillsborough Area Regional T ransi t Authority www.goHART org HARTinfo Line (813) 254-4278 TDD (813) 626-9158 Sligh invites the families of 3: all entering 6th graders to come and celebrate with the 00 staff and students. There will be a band and orchestra concert, free food and drinks, program information tables, fun activities and games and an opportunity to shop at the Cougar Store. For more information, call (813) 276-5596. 1\) 0 0 (0 j" 0 :c c l> en m z ::! z m j" I CD c j" rm :::! z "'tJ c CD c en ::z::: m c m < m lJ -< -1 c m en c )> z c "T1 lJ c


0) Sports c:o :lE c a: LL. c a: LL. c z <( c en w :::;:) 1-w > w c w ::1: en ::i m :::;:) ll. z i= w ..J ..J :::;:) m _j w z i= z w en <( c a: 0 ..J LL. <( I '<:t .,... Henson Headed To JeHerson;l A rumor has been floating around every since the basketball season ended that Sickles' 6'4" Parade AllAmerican Amber Henson is headed to Jefferson High School. I don't know whether this is true or not, but that is the rumor. Without a doubt, the Dragons girls' team is the best in Hillsborough County and one of the best in the state. If Henson joins the Dragons, they will be nation ally ranked. Coach Mosca's Dragons are already loaded and Henson would just add more ammo for Jefferson to fire at opponents. Tiger Lacks Mental Edge Tiger Woods was off from playing golf for nearly nine months, recovering from reconstructive knee surgery. Tiger is back on the course and has one win and two could-have-been wins. Tiger isn't quite ready to win yet. It is not his game. His winning game is there. What is missing is what separates Tiger from the rest of the golfers. Tiger is not yet there with his mental toughness that often carries him to victory. Tiger is making mistakes on the golf course that he usually does not make. Hitting shots short of the green, running balls way past the cup on putts, missing greens with very short irons and other such mental lapses that make the differ-ence between winning and losing. Mr. Woods is almost there and should be there by the time the next major tournaments rolls around. He is playing this weekend in the Player's Championship. Freeman Beginning To Impress The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a mini-camp last weekend and a lot of doubters got a chance to see Buccaneers' first round draft pick, Josh Freeman work. The more they saw of Freeman's work, the more impressed with the young quarterback people became. It is hardly possible that Freeman will open the sea son as the starting quarterback, but it is possible that he could end the season as the starter. Bucs' Coach Raheem Morris has no intention of playing Freeman until he is ready. ......... LeBron James Win's MPV Award LeBron J anles of the Cleveland Cavaliers was the runaway winner of the 200!:! Most Valuable Award. It was not close: James got 109 of 121 place votes to win the award over Kobe Bryant. James is the second youngest player in NBA his tory to win the award and he is the first Cavalier player to win the award, ever! James gives credit to everybody who he has had contact with, except himself, for winning the award. GIVE YOUR MOTHER A 'SHINE' Don't Let 'YOUR' Precious Mother Go To Church In A 'DIRTY' Car :/=:. Especially On MOTHER'S DAY! .;,.=: Stop By ,...a...,.'!JI"" Detail" And Music Studio Across The Street From Middleton 5018 N. 22nd Street (813) 241-7938 THAKS IN ADVANCE FOR BUSINESS RICKY A MANN-OWNER/OPERATOR BETTY J. MANN-MANAGER "For All Your Educational Needs" Call Betty J. Mann, A.A., B.S., M.A., (813) 404-7175 3 Times Hillsborough County's Merit Teacher (FCAT Reading Scores Exceeded Hillsborough County's School District 2007-2008 "Summer Program To Be Announced Soon!!!! Cardinals Reiect Docken's Trade Request DARNELL DOCKEIT Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett renewed a request to be traded last weekend, and the team promptly rejected it. Dockett made the latest request through his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who also represents Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin. Both players have requested trades in the last year because they are upset the team hasn't given them contract extensions. Tennessee Man sues Havneswonh ALBERT HAYNESWORTH FRANKLIN, Tenn.--A Tennessee man is suing Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth for causing a car accident that left him needing a hip replacement, asking-for $7.5 million in compensatory damages alone. Attorney Jon Perry filed the lawsuit for Corey Edmonson on Friday in Williamson County Circuit Coul-L Perry'"-htid M6 ;hdiiy they also are asking for puni tive damages but will let jury decide what the Nashville man deserves. Haynesworth was indicted in March by a grand jury on charges of reckless driving and having an expired registration for an incident Dec. 13. Haynesworth was driving a black Ferrari when he tried to pass Edmonson's car, which crashed into the concrete median on Interstate 65. Haynesworth signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Redskins on Feb. 27. Buccaneers Sign Three Former USF Plavers JARRlEIT BUIE Among the personnel moves the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made this week, was the signing of several undrafted free agents. Among the undrafted free agents are three former University of South Florida players. The Bucs signed defensive end Jarriett Buie, offensive lineman Marc Dile, and wide receiver Amarri Jackson. They also signed wide receiver Pat Carter, tackle Demar Dotson, running back Kareem Huggins, and cornerback Evan McCollough. The Bucs released tackle Andre Douglas, cornerback Greg Fassitt, and wide receiver Paris Warren Buie is a former Armwood High School player, and was one of the three MARCDILE AMARRIJACKSON fonner USF players who won a spot after their performances during the team's three-day mini camp. Dile played his high school football at Miami Edison, and Jackson at Sarasota Riverview. "The o{Our Cornmunil\' .S'peakiJtg ji:01r Irse(l" "'tJl?Sen el. 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Sports Repon: Favre Scheduled To Meet With Vikings.Coach Childress Patriots' Tavlor lniured BRETIFAVRE MINNEAPOLIS--Just when Brett Favre looked to finally be out, the Minnesota Vikings could be pulling him back in. Citing an anonymous source "with direct knowledge of the discussions between the two parties," ESPN reported Tuesday that Favre is scheduled to mee t with Vikings coach Brad Childress later this week about a possible comeback with Minnesota. Both Favre and Cook have said this spring that Favre intends to stay retire d But Favre's statement after h e was released by the New York Jets last week left the door open. "At this time, I am retire d a nd have no intention of returning to foot ball," he said. Those three little word s "At this time" -set off rampant speculation that h e was ind eed considering a second return to action. Childress said Friday he had been too busy to concentrate on Favre, but did acknowledge the subject would soon be broached FRED TAYLOR Patriots running back Fred Taylor, who has a history of nagging injuries, recently suffered a sprained l eft wri s t while h e was exer c i sing, according to m edica l so urc es. Taylor hurt the wrist w hen he fell on his outstretched left hand. It appears the injury occurred while he was working out on his own in South Florida and not at Gillette Stadium under the team's supervision. Saints Release Arrested Plavers who signed a twoyear, $5 million deal to join the Patriots i n February, sought treatment April 24, complaining otgain for two days An MRl"di"d',..not reveal any fractures, or ligament darnage, and the initial diagnqsis of a sprain was confirmed' Taylor was told to put thJ BIREN EAL Y And KOLOMONA KAPANUI METAIRIE, LA--The New Orleans Saints cut _receiver Biren Ealy and tight end Kolomona Kapanui on Tuesday, two days after the young players were arrested for allegedly being drunk and exposing themselves to two women in the lot of a suburban apartment com plex where they live. The pair were arrested early morning in River Riage 'by Jefferson Parish authorities, who booked the two players with obscenity, disturbing the peace and lewd conduct. Authorities alleged that they were drunk, urinated in public and then exposed t4emselves when the women .who called authorities came upon them. The players' lawyer, Donald "Chick" Foret, says the players did noth-ing obscene and thought they were in a secluded area, late at night, when only one of them -Ealy -relieved himself behind a garage. "This is not an obscenity crime," Foret said. "How many times have you had fraternity kids who are urinating in public? And this is a case where you had two guys together who went out at night. They came home, one of them wanted to change his pants and he was urinating in what he thought was a secluded area and a young lady walked l.lP on him and he overreacted verbally. "But 'never, ever, ever, did either of these young men threaten, intimidate or expose themselves to anyone." Practidng Law In: I wrist in a Velcro splint, rest it, and ice it. i Last Monday, doctors told Taylor that he gradually could ramp up his activity over the following two or three weeks. The injury has affected Taylor's ability to lift weights, as that activity, in particular, aggravates the wrist. Q Sentinel Bulletin (8131 248 Criminal Defense Family Law Personal Injury Attomev & Couuselor A.t lmv Cypiess Point Office Park 10014 N Dale 1\.!abrv. Suite 101 Tampa, Florida :nc,l8 (813)269 -9706 Fax:(8l3)960-0641 Tl w ltiJ;n:z of a ts :m tKH l'\' \ P<:ll ;-h t a1i:-111cus }'nl cm .Hid c:. prli:: .me. Ex-Steeler LB Foote savs He's Close To One-Year Contract With lions DETROIT --Larry Foote says h e i s close to agreeing to a one-year contract with the D etroit Lions. Foote said most of the terms of the deal were r eac h ed Tuesday night a nd h e exp ecte d it to b e complet e d Wednesday morning. I'm exc it e d because it's a fresh start for me," Foote said. It' s a one-year d ea l to s how my talents, and hop e fully e nd up signing a lon g term deal after showing the Lion s and their new coach ing staff what I can do." Foote said he met every bod y from coaches to exec u tiv es to cooks at Lions headquarters in Allen Park, Mich., earlier in the clay, and his agent, Ken Kremer, worked to com pl ete a d eal. The Pittsburgh Steelers released Foote on Monday, L\RRYFOOTE a mov e expected because he asked to be traded or cut. He started every game for them the past five seasons, including their Super Bowl victories last season and after the 2005 season, but was unhappy coming off the field on passing downs. Colts GivQ Johnson Second Chance After 2008 orug Possession Arrest INDIANAPOLIS,IN -;the Indianapolis Colts re-signed defensive 1t ,ackle Ed Johnson after they waived him last season following an arrest on a drug possession charge. The Colts waived Johnson one day after the arrest in September. Now, the Colts hope the 6-foot-2, 296-pound run stopper has learned to take the team;s rules seriously during the time away. We are giving Ed Johnson another opportunity to play for the Indianapolis Colts," Colts coach Jim Caldwell-said. "We dismissed Ed last year be'2ause he knowingly violated. a team rule in the area of personal conduct. I every of a team rule or NFL poli cy on an individual case-by-ED JOHNSON case basis, and we evaluate a possible return to the team on that same basis." Johnson originally signed as a free agent in 2007 and started 16 games. He started one game in 2008 before he was waived, and he's glad to be back. LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAWYER '<( EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION \ WORKERS' COMPENSATION CIVIL SERVICE I UNION GRIEVANCE BANKRUPTCY -Chapter 7 ($500 Plus Costs) "T1 r 0 :c c )> CJ) m z ::! z m r-1 III c: r rm :j z "tJ c: III !: CJ) ::J: m c m < m -i c: m .. CJ) c )> z c c


0) 0 0 C\1 c:o :2 c a: u. c a: LL c z <( c en w ::) 1-w > w c w :::t: en ::::i m ::) a. z tu ..J ..J ::) m ...:. w z i= z w en a: 0 ..J LL <( I CD ,... w (!) Sports James Collects First MVP Troohv LeBron James is the first Cleveland Cavalier to win the MVP award. CLEVELAND,OH -LeBron James pressed the trophy high above his head and gave 20,000 Cleveland fans another chaQce to chant "M-V-P!" This time, officially. James was presented with the league's top individual award on Tuesday night by Commissioner David Stern before the Cavaliers hosted the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal. James actually won the award on Monday and received it during an intimate ceremony at his alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. Only James' teammates, family members, friends and hundreds of students were able to attend in the school's small gymnasium. Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena was sold out for the Cavaliers' first playoff game in nine days, and James made sure to thank fans dur ing a brief pregame speech. "You guys have a big pait in this MVP trophy," he said. "I know you've been waiting around for nine days. I'm ready to get back on the court." James, who was on the floor practicing more than three hours before tipoff, was in MVP form from the out set. He scored on a dunk for the Cavs' first two points and finished the first quarter with 16 and five rebounds. Stern praised the 24-yearold James, who won the award by a wide margin over Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade, two of his teammates on the U.S. Olympic team that won a gold medal at last summer's Beijing Olympics. "We've seen someone bloom before our very eyes," Stern said. "It's been a great, great year and it's fun to see the Cavs having this great run and LeBron lead ing it." James is the first Cavaliers player to win the award and Cleveland's first professional athlete to be chosen best in his sport since Browns quarterback Brian Sipe was NFL MVP in 1980. Bing Wins Mavoral Election In Detroit ... Then And Now DETROIT--Basketball legend Dave Bing was elected Tuesday as Detroit's mayor through the end of the year, sweeping the incumbent from office in the city with myriad problems. "The real work starts now," Bing said to loud cheers during his victory speech. "What we will bring is efficiency, transparency, honesty and integrity back to the mayor's office," he said. With all but two of 629 precincts reporting, Bing had 52.3 percent of the vote, or 48,951 votes, to 47.7 percent, or 44,703 votes, for Ken Cockrel Jr. Both are Democrats. Bing, 65, will be mayor through 2009, serving the balance of the term that belonged to Democrat K:wame Kilpatrick, who resigned in September and W!'!nt to jail after admitting he lied during a civil trial to cover up an affair with his chief of staff. Bing must run again in the regular Aug. 4 nonpartisan primary and win the Nov. 3 general election to hold the mayor's seat for a full four years. The founder of steel manufacturer The Bing Group announced his run for mayor the day after Kilpatrick stepped down as part of pleas to two criminal cases. Toda)r .. : --: "The Voice of Our Com1nunitv Speaking for ltseff'' r (813) 248-1921 Powe Undergoes Successful Knee Surgerv BOSTON --Boston Celtics forward Leon Powe has undergone successful surgery for a microfracture and torn ligaments in his left knee. The team announced that team physician Dr. Brian McKeon performed the surgery Tuesday morning at New England Baptist Hospital. No timetable has been set for Powe's return. The second-year forward tore his anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in the first quarter of the Celtics 118-115 win in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls on April 20. The defending NBA champions won the series in seven games. LEONPOWE Coach Doc Rivers said Powe hurt himself on a spin move but continued playing for three more min utes. Powe averaged 7.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game this season. Tiger Is Back, But Without The Same Power PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL --So much about Tiger Woods after major knee surgery looks the same. He won at Bay Hill with a birdie putt on the last hole that everyone knew he was going to make. Even when his swing was out of sorts last week at Quail Hollow, he somehow was in the thick of contention until the final two holes. But this is not the same Tiger Woods. He is missing his power, whether it's. off the tee with a driver or from the fairway with irons that are sometimes two more clubs than what he used before surgery last June to rebuild his left knee. The power shortage was never more evident than the final round of the Masters, playing with Phil Mickelson, o 'ods usually was the first to hit from the fairway. Even his rival couldn't help but notice. "I kept having to wait him to hit," Mickelson jok- ingly said Tuesday That wasn't the case the last time they played together at Augusta National, the final round in 2001, when on some holes Woods hit it farther with a 3-wood than Mickelson did with a driver. Mor e evidence came last week at Quail Hollow. By measuring drives on the 56 holes that were not TIGER WOODS par 3s, Mickelson's average tee shot was nearly 14 yards longer than Woods'. Statistics can be misleading, especially over the first two rounds because they played on opposite ends of the draw. But in the third round, when they were separated b y : one g .roup, Mickel so!), .,}:vas longer Off !ee the 14 driving holes.' :Lefty's average drive was 317.6 yards, Woods was at 300.5 yards. Woods has an answer for his sudden loss of length. "I've been away from the game for a long time," he said Tuesday, referring to his eight-month layoff after the U.S. Open. "And it's going to take a little bit of time before my body gets back to where I can hit the ball the same distances. I don't hit the ball the same distance with my ir.ons or my driver. What he doesn't have an answer for is when he will get it back.


Sports Man In Walker Robberv sentenced ANTOINE WALKER CHICAGO-A 30-year old man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for robbing NBA star Antoine Walker at gunpoint at his Chicago home. Antoine Larkins pleaded guilty Tuesday to home invasion charges. He and three others were initially charged with armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping and home invasion. Authorities said Walker was pulling into his garage on July 9, 2007, when several armed men ambushed him, forced him and an assistant inside his home and took a car, cash and jewelry. One suspect, 24-year-old Gregory Reedfields, has been sentenced to four y ears in prison The othe r two, 30-y e ar-old Phillip Allison and 27-year-old Demorris Hill, are also accused of robbing the home of Knicks player Eddy Curry in 2007 Their cases are pending. Kobe, takers Stave on Rockets KOBE BRYANT LOS ANGELES Desperate to salvage a split at home, the Los Angeles Lakers blitzed Houston in the first quarte r The Rockets withstood the initial charge and stuc k around for anothe r rou g hand-tumble game that turne d chaotic This time though, the Lakers d e fend e d their hom e court. Kobe Bryant scored 40 points, Pau Gasol added 22 points and 14 rebounds and Los Angeles won Game 2 111-98 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference semifinal series. Game 3 is Friday night in Houston. Heat Discuss Wade Cont.ract Extension DWYANEWADE MIAMI--Pat Riley's plan to make the Miami Heat better in 2010 might start with signing Dwyane Wade in 2009 The H eat presid ent said W ednesd a y that the team has already broach e d the topic of getting Wade t o extend his contract t his summe r in s tead o f w a itin g for the p o t entia ll y bl oc k bus t er-fille d o f fseason M 2010 Riley call e d Wade's future in Miami "ab solute l y the t o p priority f o r the Heat ri ght no w Wade i s a m o 1 g sev e r a l All-Stars who c o uld b e fr ee a gents n ext y ear. Howard Leads NBA's All-Defensive Team DWIGHT HOWARD NEW YORK --Orlando's Dwight Howard has been picked for the NBA' s AllDefe nsive Team, getting the most votes of any player. The winner of the league's Defensive Player of the Year award is joined by Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Kevin Garnett on the first team. Howard led the NBA b y averaging 13. 8 r ebounds and 2 9 blocks this season. He got 27 votes for the first team, beating out Bryant's 24 Benuals Set To Sign Williams ROY WILLIAMS CINCINNATI --The Bengals expect to sign former Cowboys safety Roy Williams, reuniting him with former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. Williams was in Cincinnati "T'1 JJ 0 ?< s: Ramirez Tests Positive Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez tested positive for a banned perfor mance-enhancing substance, incurring an immediate 50-game suspension and serving as the highest-profile reminder yet that the use of such drugs in the testing era may have been reduced, but not eradicated. Major League Baseball plans to announcethe suspension later today. Ramirez, a baseball source told SI.com, explained to baseball officials he was uncertain he was taking a banned substance and may have had a medical reason f o r using the substance. After consultation with the Major League Baseball Players Association and his representatives, Ramirez has decided not to challenge the suspension, according to an MLBPA statement. The source said the substance was not classified as a steroid but was clearly defined as a banned perfor mance enhancer according to the drug agreement between baseball and its players association. Banned substances can only be taken with priq r knowledge and MANNY RAMIREZ medica L clearance from base ball's dra g-program administrators, Such exceptions are known Use Exempti9ps, or TUEs. The suspensi on is an indication Ramirez did not have a TUE for the substance. Ramirez said in a statement released by the 00 1\) 0 0 (0 MLBPA: "Recently I saw a physician for a personal "T1 health issue. He gave me a 5 medication, not a steroid, JJ which he thought was OK to give me Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy Under Z the policy that mistake is :j now my responsibility. I have been advised not to say ':"" anything more for now I do tD want to say one other thing; I've taken and passed about r-15 drug tests over the past !!J five seasons." z "'0 House Catches Fire In Game 2 c: m c (/) X m c m < m JJ -< BOSTON --When a : is feeling it, how does "it" f e el? "It just feels "good," said Celtics eighth man Eddie House after he had clobbered the Orlando Magic with 31 points on 14 attempts. You just want to keep on getting shots every chance you get, but at the same time you don't want to force anything. This is quickly becoming a series that eludes blanket statements. The Magic have played horribly for the worst part of six quarters running, yet they return to Orlando for Game 3 Friday holding homecourt advantage after barely holding onto the 28point lead they earned in the In addition to scoring 31 points, Eddie House (right) got Altston's skin. opening 27 minutes of Game 1. Since then they!ve been outscored 165-124. -4 c: m (/) c > z c ., JJ a on Thursday to mee t with fiiiiiiii;iiiiiiiii;iiiiiiiiiiii the t eam andhad a physical. H e bro k e his ri ght for earm. twice last s eason, anq .the Cowboys r e l e ased 'him i ; 1 M a r c h. Zimmer was the C owb oys' d e f e n s i ve coordinator fro m 2000-06, so h e s f amilia r with the 28 -yearo ld saf e t y. Williams w a s the Cowb oys fir str ound pic k in 2 002. Support rrhe Sentinel Advertisers ...... ...... I )>


0) g Funerals N ai :E <( .---..,,.,.-...,..,.,......, ... c a: LL MRS. GERALDINE JORDAN BROWN-IVERSON A great getting up morning homegoing service for Sister Geraldine Jordan BrownIverson of 8220 N. Florida Avenue, to join her parents on May 2, 2009, will be held on Saturday, May 91 2009, at 11 a.m. at Northside M. B. c Church, 5706 North 40th ii: Street, Rev. Ricardo RobinLL son, pastor, officiating. InC will be made at z Memorial Park Cemetery. <( Sister Brown-Iverson was preceded in death by: her 0 loving pare1;1ts, Robert and en Mildred Jordan; and her w granddaughter, Janae :::1 Brown. 1-She moved away in 1999 to ; live in Sierra Vista, Arizona, i w where she was a member of > Greater Antioch ;M. B. w church. There she met C many riew friends through W Christ. ::Z:: She leaves to mourn and cherish her memories: a lovm ing husband, Jimmie Lee -:::1 Iverson; daughter, ShawnD. tae M. Iverson; step-daughZ ter, Sonya Iverson; 2 sons, Wj: Clem R. Brown and Robert T. Johnson and wife, j of Scottsbluff, :::1 3 step-sons,"Jer-. ID mane J. Iverson and wife, Iverson and wife, W Jimmie F. Iverson: and wife, Z Heather; step-brothers, i= Daniel Jenkins, and Marcus ifj Jenkins and wife, all of St. 0 Petersburg; 6 brothers, a <( very devoted brother, C 1-Bll'!l'lllard R. Jordan and wife, ii: Jordan and 0 Tony Jordan ...1 Karla, Curtis &&. Juanita, Robert I T,,.,.:t, .. .,. Jr., and Rumel JorDebra of Brooklyn, York; 3 sisters, Yolanda IW'81'lmack Mattie Shine of and Karen Marie of Brooklyn, New adopted sister, Joyce and husband, Ver; 3loving auntS, Lovie J. Mattie D. Phillips and Daisey B. Gaines; 3 uncles; Rev. Eddie D. Jordan and wife, Inez, Rev. Jacob Jordan and wife, Minister ----and S _olomon Jordan; NelJie Iver-so9 ; 2 .sisters-in-law, Barbara Anderson and Mildred Iverson; 2 brothers-in-law, John Earl Evans and Richard Iverson; grandchildren, Monilta and Zartarria <( Iverson, Zanae Allen, Kierra and Janaellya Brown, Tiarra,. Jamie and w Gret"hanya Lee, Audrey and CJ of Bay City, jf Sh;;awntae M. Brown of Berkley, Maryland, Raeonnya Iverson, Jakayla and Jalia Haynes, Jercerice Iverson, and Iyces McDonald of Tampa, Jeremiah Iverson, Clem, II and Teddy Bear Brown, Terrience and Cornelius McDonald, Jordan Brown of Bay City, Texas, and Vincent Lee and Tyler Johnson of Scottsbluff, Nebraska; great grandchild, Jarmarria Iverson of Tampa; nieces, LaTaunya Doyle, Alalia Thomas, Rosa Mae Warmack, Brenda Harris, Mary Shine Sellers, Lakitha Lawrence and husband, Harold, Kimberly Reese, Karla, Paula, Franie and Mekia Jordan, Keshia and husband, Zatisha and Melessa Jordan, Mildred, Marsenia and Selena Jordan, Lona, Nickki and Monique Jordan of North Carolina, Lisa Walker of Miami, and Kimberly Jordan of Brooklyn, New York; nephews, Dwayne, Cedric, Marcel and Bakari Brown, Tony Jordan, Jr., Jerry, Delone Weathers and Kendall Jordan, all of Brooklyn, New York, Zarnardo Jordan, Nathenial and Christopher Watson, Alfonzo and Julious C. Jordan, Harold, Jr., and Carl Warmack, Adrian and Micheal Shine, Heyward Shine of North Carolina, Julious C. Shine and wife, of Alabama, Timothy Shine of Peoria, Arizona, and Renice Freeman; cousins, Rosa Lee Jenkins and Oscie Johnson of Hollywood, FL, Joyce .. Jordan, Lora Jones and Jmsband, James, Sarah Robipson and husband, Diane Wilson of Orlando, Sandra Wilson, Fluker Pope and husband, Darrell, Runita Jones of New York,. NY, Bonita Gaines, Thompson, Telecia Lenette Jordan, Hamilton, Fatima Phillipfi, Juanita Wright and band, Mattie Brunette of Daytona, Juanita, Kenneth and Burke' Jordan, Allen Griffin, Robert Jordan and wife, Brenda, Johnny, Jr., and Floyd Jordan, Clint Griffin, Ronald Brown and wife, Cassondra; best friend, Sister Margaret Barker of Eufaula, AL; other friends, Clem Johnson, Jr. and Bertha Johnson, and. Ms. Gloria of Jacksonville, Charlie Thomas and Family of Tampa, Ernest Rumph, Carshe Brown of Tampa, and Tonya Brown of Bay City, Texas, ex-daughters-inlaw; friends in Sierra Vista, AZ, Mr. and Mrs. William and Janie McMillan and family, Rev. and Mrs. HatTy and Phyllis Andrews, Sister Debra Payne and family, Sister Carolyn Cfleman and family, Rev. .ltobert and Diane SJster Denise Magwood, Joel Evans and play daughter, Georgia Hart and son, Joshua Hart, Danita Gainer of Gainesville, and Sonja McDonald of yaldosta, GA; a very special adopted daughter, Gretchen Lee and husband, James; and a special person in her life, Mrs. Fernita Simmons. The remains will repose on Friday, May 8th from s-8 p m. The family will receive friends form 7-8 p. m. The funeral cortege will arrange from 1616 E. Lake Avenue. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME MRS. ADELE STRADFORD Homegoing services for Mrs. Ade1e Stradford, 89, of 3110 E. Lake Ave., who passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2009, will be held on SaturdaY., May 9, 2009, at 2 p. m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donald Yeoman, officiating. Interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Stradford was born October 17, 1919 in Greer, South Carolina, to the late Brook and Mamie Poole. She attended the schools of Greenville, South Carolina. Mrs. Stradford was a resident of Tampa, since 1950, where she made her permanent home. She was preceded in death by: her parents, daughter, Dorothy Gaffney; husband, Columbus Stradford; grandson, Douglas Gaffney; and sisters, Pauline Wallace, Rosie Lee Poole, Alice Jackson, and brother, Edward Poole. .. ._. She leaves to cherish her memories:. 3 .grandsons, Bennie, Ronald (Gloria) and Maurice Gaffney; grandJoyce Gaffney; grandchildren, Elton, Kenneth, Maranda, Leandre, Benita, Keshia and Lawanda Gaffiley; great, great grandchildren, D. J., Rodney, D'AnRonald, Rodney L., Jabree and Jalen; niece, Tiny Wallace of Greer, S.C; and a host of other relatives and friends. The remains will repose at Aikens Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m., Friday evening. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p. m. The friends are asked to meet at the cha_pel at 1:45 p. m. for the service. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME MR. EDWARD ADAM WILSON, SR. The homegoing celebration for Mr. Edward Adam Wilson, Sr., of3003 W. Sitka St., who made his transition on Saturday, May 2, 2009, will be held Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 11 a. m. at Mt. Pleasant M. B. Church, 2002 N. Rome Ave., Rev. Dr. C. T. Kirkland, pastor, officiating. Interment will be held Monday, May 11, 2009, .in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Mr. Wilson was born November 7, 1947, in Tampa, to Deacon Colmon and Evangelist Jessie Mae Wilson. Edward joined the Military on September 20, 1967. He served in the Republic of Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained during combat action. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze service stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietmim Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation, Combat Infantry Badge and Airborne Badge. He was assigned to the173rd(Airborne)Infantry Brigade, one of the Army's most prestigious combat units. Edward loved fishing, hunting, photography, poetry and traveling. He loved singing with his family, the Wilson Family Singers, and he loved singing with the Male Chorus ofMt. Pleasant M. B. Church. He was preceded in death by: his parents; sister, M)rra Williamson; and a brother, Gerald M. Wilson. He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving and de-voted wife, Patricia; children, Darrel Allen, Tampa, Edward Wilson, Jr. (Deborah), Tampa, Alexis Woodall, Tampa, Sherna Heyward (Richard), Tampa, Delicia Polite (Gregory), Tampa, and Dionne Sutton (Eric), Tampa; stepchildren, Zavette Little, Boston, MA, Oraphan Little (Kali), Hampton, GA, Shalum Little, Boston, MA, Tyrre Herring, Boston, MA, and Melia Herring, Boston, MA; 35 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; brothers, Colmon Wilson, Jr. (Vardrene), Larry Wilson, and Kevin Wilson (Charlotte), all of Tampa; mother-in-law, Katie Little; sisters-in-law, Angela Wilson, Tampa, and -Phyllis Cote, Kennesaw, GA; brothers-in-law, Larry Little (Marian), Forest Park, GA, Terry Little, Brandon, Raymond Little, Boston, MA, Ronald Mathis, Detroit, MI, and William Mathis (Janice), Indianapolis, IN; aunts, Loretta Woods, Miami, Vivian Holmes, Apopka, FL, Joyce Hill (Edmund), Tampa, Frances Wilson, Tampa, Dorothy Jean Jones (Johnny), Ft. Myers, Delores Jones, Orlando, and Sandra Bowens, Columbus, GA; uncles, Pastor'Marvin Graham (Gloria), Lamont, FL, Joseph Graham, Ft. Myer. s and Anthony Graham, Ft. Myers; and a host of nieces, nephews and other sorrowing relatives and friends. The remains will repose at Aikens Funeral Home on FriMay 8, 2009, from 5-8 p. m. The family will receive friends from 5-6 p. m. The funeral cortege will arrange from 3003 W. Sitka St. Friends are asked to assemble at the church approximately 1C>:45 a. m., Saturday for the service. You may express your condolences to the family by visitingwww.aikensfuneralhome. net. THEREWILLBENOVIEWING AFTER THE EULOGY. AIKENS FUNE-RAL HOME She's been there since Cb.y one. From kissing boo-boos to making sure you got your homework done ... even now, she still tells you to dress warm when it's cold out. This Mother's Day, we give tribute to the one person whose debt can never be repaid FUNERAL HOME 3000 N 29th St Tampa, FL 33605 (800) 605-3350. (813) 248-6125


"T1 lJ Funerals o BABY GIRL JAI SERENITY HOPE LAMAR A graveside service, celebrating the life of Jai Serenity Hope Lamar, who passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, will be held Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, Pastor Percilla Whaley, officiating. Baby girl Jai Lamar was with us for only a short time, but her memory is ever present and lives on in our hearts. She leaves to mourn her passing: a devoted mother,' Alisha Janell Brady; a very dedicated father, James Quinton Lamar; very sorrowing grandparents, Major and Hope Brady, and Wan!la Lamar; brother, James Lamar, Jr.; 2 uncles, Rhashod Lamar and Omar Lamar; 2 aunts, Artavia Brady and Alexis Brady; 4 cousins including first cousins, Artrayveon Brady, Artrayquan Brady, Dee'lexia Carter, Dee'carria Carter, Elyria Lamar, Tikkia Lamar and Treyvon Tillman; and a host of other relatives and An invitation is extended to the of the family to attend the graveside services at 10:45 a.m. A HARMON BURIAL. Fam l 0 d ndO e t d Home 2708 E Dr. Martin Luther Kin g JrAivc!. Tampa, FL 33610 Let Our Family Take Care Of Your Family. "We Are The Key To A Fine And Quality Service" !;J MRS. BEVERLY ALDRIDGE BARNES neral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. MRS. HA TilE P. DYKES Mrs. Beverly Aldridge Mrs. Hattie P. Dykes of Barnes, 64, of Brandon, Tampa, passed away Friday, passed away Thursday, May May 1, 2009. Funeral serv-7, 2009, at home with her ices will be conducted Saturchildren at her bedside. day, May 9, 2009, at 10 a. m. Homegoing services will be at Ray Williams Memorial conducted Saturday, May 9, Chapel, 301 N. Howard Av-2009, at 2 p. m. at First Bap-enue, with Pastor Donald tist Church of Progress Vii-Lott, officiating. Interment lage, 8616 Progress will follow in Rest Haven MeBoulevard, with Dr. Samuel morial Park Cemetery. Maxwell, Pastor-Teacher, of-Mrs. Dykes was a native of ficiating. Interment will fol-Hawkinsville, Georgia, low in Garden of Memories resided in Pineview, Georgia Cemetery. and was a resident of Tampa Mrs. Barnes was a native of for 50 years. She was a loving Tampa, and was educated in and dedicated mother of two. the public schools of Hills-She was preceded in death borough County. She gradu-by: her husband, Charlie ated from Middleton High Dykes; daughter, Jean BelSchool, Class of 1963, and at-homme; brother, Tom tended Gibbs Junior College O'Neal; and sister, Vera and the University of South .James. Florida. She leaves to cherish. She was a member of First memory: her loving son, Baptist Church of Progress R. Dykes and spouse, Village, where she served on of Lansing, KS; fom siste> rJW.v the Hospitality Committee Rudeen Reid of Tampa, and volunteered as a sea-lyn Bradshaw of Passaic, NJ{! sonal intetior decoratot. Doris Myers of Pineview, GA ; Throughout her career she and Jennette Corbin .of Elton' i worked as a Counselot at VA; three brothers, Fred Tampa Concentrated Em-Rawls, Bobby Rawls and ployment Program and as a Melton Rawls; sister-in-law, Realtor. Rosa Bell O'Neal of Tampa; Her mother, Gertrude A. seven grandchildren and Smith, and grandparents, eight great grandchildren; a Dorothy and Cicero Aldridge, host of nieces, nephews preceded her in Jcle,rJames-- r .. Aldridge of Washington, DC; three cousins, Donna, David and Chris Aldtidge, aU of Washington, DC; and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. The remains will tepose after 5 p. m. today, May 8, 2009, at Ray Williams Fu-----------------. -___ .__ --------------------------' l i I i I I I MRS. LEOlA BAKER JENKINS Mrs. Leola Baker Jenkins of Wimauma, Florida, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 2 p. m. at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 5910 Vel Street Wimauma, with Dr. L. Waiters, Sr., pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Wimauma Community Cemetery. Mrs. Jenkins was a native of St. Petersburg, and a resident of Wimauma, from a very early age. She was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County and retired after 30 years from Lake Towers Retirement Center. Mrs. Jenkins was a faithful member of Mt. Moriah M. B. Church and a member for many years with the Grand Benevoh!ht Society #1. She was preceded in death by: her <'adoptive parents, Leola Mitchell and James Gooding; parents, John Baker and Maggie Lee Wilke rson; great grandson, MasT. Bowens; and 9i5rer, Allene Campbell. '"She leaves to cherish fond ni'einories: her loving and devoted children, Calvin Jenkin's, .Jr. and wife, Denise of \ (J) m z ::! z m r-1 CJ c: rrm Master Isaiah Ian McGuire ::! of Tampa, passed away Tues-Z day, April 28, 2009. Funeral "'0 services will be conducted ai Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 1 p. 1 m. at Ray Williams Memorial (j) Chapel, 301 N. Howard Av-:::z::: enue, with Dr. \Villie J. m Williams, officiating. Inter-0 ment will follow in Rest m Haven Memorial Park Ceme-< m tery. JO Master Isaiah Ian McGuire -< was 11 months and 15 days old, and born in Tampa on C: May 13, 2oo8. m He leaves to cherish his memory: mother, l> Tequaneisha C. McGuire; fa--< ther, Cortez D. Moody; l> grandfather, Cahin McGuire, Z Sr. (Andrea); grandmother, 0 Chase Nicole McGuire; papa, "T1 Frederick Grey; great grand-lJ mother, Nancy Bembow; 0 aunts, Keyaris, Takeya, La-toya, Cimora McGuire, Kenthra Brockington, Samara Clinch, Toya Bembow, Chaka Clinch and Gigi Aikens; uncles, Calvin l\lcGuire, Jr., Antonio McGuire, Larrv Hunter, Adrian Clark and Sain Clinch: godmothers, Chicketta well, Shiacana Jones and Tierra Gaskins; and numerous other aunts, uncles.' cousins, other relatives and friends. The remains will repose after 5 p m. today, :\lay 8. 2009, at Ray \Yilliams Funeral Honte. : ,, ; .<1: Arrangements entrusted RAY WILLI.U1S FU::'\ERAL HOl\IE, Rhodes & ::'\otthern. Owners. 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.Funerals/ Memoriams 0 N co :::E 0 a: u. 0 a: LL. 0 z a: w > w 0 w ::I: en :J m ::) a. z i= w ..J ..J ::) m ..:. w z i= z w en rgia, Mother Minor moved to Tampa over 40 years ago. She was a faithful of Peace Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang in the Goins Chorus. Mother Minor was employed the University of South Florida, for 30 years, prior to retirement. The remains will repose from 5-9 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2009; at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street,Tampa, 33605. Friends are asked to asse,J.llble at the church at approximately 10:45 a. m., Saturday. "A WILSON SERVICE" www. wilsonfuneralhome. BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM THERON MORRIS, SR. May 11, 1938 -August 4, 2006 In loving memory of our dad on his 71st birthday. We all love and miss you dearly. JULIET MCCALL May 12th Nineteen years have passed since you departed from us. Time has not erased the loss we feel. The love we shared in our hearts for your still remains in our minds Sadly missed by: your children, Reginald, Donald, Steve, Clementis and Rodney and a dear and loving friend, Sam Brown. BIRTHD4Y MEMORIAM RUSSELL NORMAN SIMPSON May 2nd Our hearts are still missing you. Love, your daughter and grandchildren. GREGORY C. PARKS Sunrise: 3/9/71 Sunset: 5/9/05 Greg, it' s been four years since you left your earthly home. Not one day goes by, that I'm not thinking of you and yes, I still ask "why." Our last conversation you said to me, "I love you, Mom" and that was Mother's Day.I turned and said, "I love you too" and I'll be here tomorrow, but God had plans instead. Missing you everyday, your mom and family. BIRTHDAY MEM;ORIAM MRS. LOLITA BROWN Memories of you will last forever in our hearts. Sadly missed by your family.


Memoriams/ Cards Of Thanks BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM RANSOM FLEMING Happy birthday to our ing father. We are missing your smiles. Just your presence alone filled our hearts with joy. You are forever in our hearts. We miss and love you. Your children, grandchildren and sister. IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED SON, BROTHER &GRANDSON GREGORY KEITH REDMON Feb 24, 1968 -May9, 2008 IN MEMORIAM JAMES E. HILL Sunrise: 12-24-54 Sunset: 5-10-08 For a wonderful and loving husband, it has been one year ago today that you went 'on your journey. When we wake up and think of you, we know that an angel came and took you home to be with God. You left all your loved ones behind. We love you and miss you dearly. Your memory will always remain in our hearts. We think of you every day. Peace be with you, my Your loving wife, family and friends. IN MEMORIAM CAMERON FLEMING June 28, 1963 May7, 2008 We all are. remembering one year ago on a warm, Spring Friday morning, 8 a. m., the Lord sent His angels fr f "JustAMemoruAway" to set you ee _rom pain and tears. I'm no longer by ypur side, He called your precious but there's no need to weep; name, my ,son, you an-I've left sweet recollections, swered. Such peaceful smile I'm hoping you will keep. you had .us, for it Eternal and memories was a very hard' and sad in o .ur hearts forever, tiq'I e for. all o a strengthening our,. special lot, but we kilew that God bond parting can.not loved yotd>est; an d He does sever Now it's time to journey We are.:so proud to have on, let your faith be strong,. had we did iii for I am hi a better. place ... our lives. Death leaves a I'm where I belong. heartache that'no one can And if times ofloneliness heal. But your love leaves a bring sorrow and dismay, memory no one can steal. don't for I am We will always love you; GregQry. You will never, Your loVIng .Wife, NeQia; ever be dead to us, just away SylVIa; and sons, doing Go Special thanks to Wilson en Funeral Home. May God bless you all. :j CARD OF THANKS ARTHUR JENKINS, SR. z m r-1 llJ c: r rm :j z 'lJ c: llJ r-(i) :I: m c m < m JJ -< -4 c: m en -< )> z c The family of Arthur Jen-'TI kins, Sr., would like to ex:II press our heartfelt appreci-. C ation to everyone for your calls, _flo)Y.,ers, food, visits aiid'_'all acts 'o,f'kind-share daddy With you, God wanted you. He 'has set you fi ness. ree. A s .Pe. cial' tthank yoti to Love always, your children and granddaughter: Clym the Golden 'Gems :aiJd Aikens Shakaria, Gianna, Jarien, Sherita and Kallis. '-: .! _, rhe Voice of' Ou.r M .nity i,:;' !:>/'.>eaking < .:: ... .. .. _,.. Ray Williams Funeral Rhodes & Northern, Owners 301 N. Howard Avenue Tampa, FL, 33606 Ph: (813) 253-3419 Fax : (813) 251-4912 Email : raywms @ ij net G) m 1\.) ....... I l>


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An early education program called Even Start, the performance of which had been poor. Cost: $66 million. A Department of Education attache position in Paris. Cost : $632,000 The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, which only pays out 20% of its funds in awards every year. Cost : $1 million. A program that pays states to clean out abandoned mines even after the mines have been cleaned out. Cost: $142 milliqn The proposed program eliminations and redl:lctions will be part of the release of the president's request. ..J ..J ;:::) m .:.. w z i= la. 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If convicted of the charge at his retrial scheduled for Aug. 3, Miller faces a mandatory life sentence in prison. Prosecutors sought to end Miller's house arrest with motions claiming he violat ed a gag order by proclaiming his innocence on a Web site and abused the terms of his home incarceration by having a felon attend a news conference outside the house where h e 's staying. Umbaugh To Powell: 'Become a Democrat' COLIN POWELL vs. RUSH LIMBAUGH WASHINGTON--Rush Limbaugh fired back at Colin Powell for his critical comments earlier this week, saying Wednesday that the former secretary of state should join the Democratic Party. "What Colin Powell needs to do is close the loop and become a Democrat instead of claiming to be a Republican interested in reforming the Republican Party," Limbaugh said on his radio show Wednesday Limbaugh also took aim at Powell's decision to endorse President Obama over John McCain during the presidential election, repeat ing his earlier sentiment that Powell's move was "solely based on race Supreme Coon To Consider life In Prison For-Juveniles JOE SULLIVAN WASHINGTON -The U.S Supreme Court s a id on Monday that it w ould decide the constitutionalit y o f g iving juveniles who commit crim e s other than murd e r a se ntence of life ip prison without the chance of release The nation's high court agreed to hear two Florida cases, one involving a 13-yearold convicted of raping an elderly woman and the other involving a 17-year-old who took part in an armed home-invasion robbery while on probation for an earlier violent crime. Their lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court and argued that life imprisonment, without the possibility of parole, for juveniles whose crimes did not involve murder violated the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment The Supreme Court in 2005 abolished the death penalty for juveniles. Thejustices will consider in -the two cases whether to extend that ruling to sentences of life without parole for juveniles convicted of crimes other than murder. Crime lakeland Police ldentifV Hit-And-Run Victim LAKELAND -Lakeland Police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred early Thursday morning. Police said an adult male pedestrian, now identified as Andrew Anderson, 33, was struck with a vehicle at the location of 800 North Scott Avenue. A witness called police and said the vehicle struck Anderson and continued traveling on Per Street without stopping. EMS responded, and Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. 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Crime Murder Victim Found on Columbus Drive ROOSVELT BYRD Early Thursday morning, a Tampa Police officer patrolling eastbound on Columbus Drive saw a man lying down on a sidewalk near 2213 East Columbus Drive, just east of 22nd Street. The officer approached the man and noticed blood on his shirt. After lifting the man's shirt, the officer discovered he had suffered upper body trauma. Tampa Fire R esc u e responded and pronounced the man dead. Officers secured the area and detectives arrived to inv estigate. The man's death is being investigated as a homicide, and detectives r eporte d finding the victim's cane and hat at the scene. According to detecti ves the man was identified as 61-year-old Roosevelt Byrd. One investigator at the scene reported that it appears Byrd was attacked where his body was discovered The motive for the attack appears to b e robbery, police said. Byrd was known in the area as a man who would stop and talk to just about anyone, and often told sto ries about his days as a long shoreman. Detectives are interviewing people in the area who may have saw or heard a disturbance around 3 a.m. or 4 a .m. Former Washington Redskin, New York Giant, And Buccaneer Receiver Indicted ANTHONY MIX Former Washington Redskin, New York Giant, and as of this week, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer wide UNCLE SANDY 58, 41, 35 A solid future, 40, 60, 67 requires a past built on a solid foundation. 37, 73, 88. receiver, Ailth()ny Mix, 26, -been indicted on a sex charge. On Wednesday, a Baldwin County, Alabama grand jury handed down the indictment on Mix on a misdemeanor sex charge. Police said the former Auburn star is charged with a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The indictment alleges that Mix had sex with a 15-year-old girl in January in his hometown of Bay Minette, Alabama. Investigators said because the charge is a misdemeanor, they will likely' have to wait until Mix turns himself in_ or he's picked up when he is in town. It is unknown if Mix has retained an attorney. He played for Auburn University from 2002 until 2006. Open 24Hours LL 7 L BON.DS:--N._ 56th Street. Ste.13 'We'll Get You:C)ut'Quick : .. So You Won't Have To Sit" Police Release Sketch of suspected Rapist Two Arrested On Drug Charges This is a sketch of a suspected rapist. Tampa Police have released a composite sketch of a suspected South Tampa rapist. Police said on Tuesday morning, a 25-year-old woman had gotten out of the s hower, and reported seeing a man behind her in the mirror. She alleges the suspect grabbed her and raped her. JOSHUA TOOMBS On Tuesday, Tampa Police arrested a man and woman on drug charges. -Police said officers in a special unit observed Joshua Toombs, 18, and Beverly Langston, 52, engaging in a drug transaction (hand-to-hand transaction). Officers made contact with the two that resulted in the BEVERLY LANGSTON recovery of 180 grams of marijuana and .2 grams of crack cocaine. Toombs was charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Langston was charged with possession of cocaine The victim told police the suspect entered the home through an unlocked door. He fled and the victim called police. The suspect is described as a Black maie, 6:f'eet to 6'2" tall, in his late 2Qs (to early 30s, and weighiri"g : l;i.etween suspect In Clearwater Sting Facing New Charges L :'\'i < 180 and 200 pounds. -Pinellas countv Inmate Released In Error CLEARWATER-Authorities hav.E;] filed six new charges Jeffrey Lee. The 19-year-old was shot by police last week at a in a drug sting. ee-had been facing five ch rges, including two ag ravated assault counts ag inst an officer. He now also face s a charge of trafficking in cocaine, two counts of se lling cocaine and three counts of possession of cocaine. Lee's bail has been set at $205,000. Police said Lee sold them cocaine and then tried to escape after officers moved in. Lee was shot when he 'after two police JEFFREY LEE cars jammed into his vehicle to keep him from leaving, then disobeyed commands to stop, police said. Lee is hospitalized at an undisclosed location. 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. SECTION FLORIDA SENTINEL FRioAV,MAVB,2D09 B 12th Annual Islamic Charitl Festival The 12th Annual Isl a mic Festival was held at Riverfront Park on Sunday, April 26th. There was free food toys, clothes, bicycles and medical exams. Community organizers and elec t ed officials were in vited. Speakers during the day were Imam Oasim Ahmed and Imam Abdul Rahman Sykes. This full day of fun and activities was sponsored by the Tampa Bay Muslim Alliance. Dr. Husain Nagamia was chairman ofthe event, along with Jarvis El-Amin and Hakim Aquil as coordinators. (Photos by Brunson) Speaker Imam Abdul Rahman, Hakim Aquil and Marino Minino during the 12th Annual Islamic Charity Festival at Riverfront Park. -Enjoying the festivities at Riverfront Park were: Tonya, Keisha, Nickia and Ishmael. Saeed, Jamal and Qareeb relaxing at Riverfront Park during the Islamic Charity Festival. Khadijah and Sabrina at the Islamic Charity Festival. Xavier assisted with getting the food prepared. From left to right at the Islamic Festival at Riverfront Park were: Kevin Beckner, Hillsborough County Commissioner (District 6), Hakim Aquil, vice chairman; Ken Hagan, Hillsborough County Commissioner; Husain Nagamia, chairman; Sameer Nagamia, master of ceremony; Jarvis K. El-Amin, public relations director; and Dr. Abdul Hay, Chief of Staff. J. B. Billingsley and Arthur Billingsley at Riverfront Park. Edwina Kay and Dee Simmons were among those at Riverfront Park for the Muslim Charity Festival.


Q) Local aS Artist wants To Help Young People Turn Things Around BY LEON B. CREWS "A lot of people gravitate toward the bad news, Sentinel StaffWriter because that's what they are conditioned to do. Spoken Word artist, LIFE, has been creating We have to shift the concept of Black people in awareness for years. He's also pointed out all of this country through historic education of what the that lay in the path of young Black those before us have accomplished. The longer men that prevent them from rising up and beour history is kept away from us, the more we will coming leaders. believe what we read and what we see on televiAsked to address the growing problem of sian." Black-On-Black crime, LIFE said he believes the LIFE said we have an obligation to put our violence is coming from self-hatred that's being history out there so the young people will know perpetuated by the dehumanization of Black peathere are some positive things going on and we ple. have done some great things. "In some part, feeds all the stereo"The election of President Barack Obama types of Black people and. that creates a feeling has done a lot of the self esteem of a lot of Black of being less than what you are. When you add people. Yet, mental oppression continues poverty and a lack of opportunities, frustration through the music and the media, and that's what sets in." we must stop. LIFE said society wants young Black men to "In a contest of ideas, what you're exposed to believe after they've made a mistake, society will constantly will influence you more than anything punish them for it for the rest of their lives. else. We must salute those who have given young "These men armed themselyes with guns and Black people something they can believe in." target the people who've told them their lives LIFE said he loves talking and teaching young have no value. That's why we've made targets of people and creating awareness and letting them our own people. know they can go as far as they want to. "The way we address each other is indicative "When people know they can, they will. The of self-hate. We need to teach young people that way to stop this violence is to give them someC their lives do have value, and they must account thing else to do. They have too much time on ii: for the time they spend on this earth. They must their hands with nothing to do. leave some kind of legacy behind." "We have a responsibility to come up with creZ To tum things around, LIFE said he believes ._ ______________________ .. ative for our young people CC it will take instruments that reach out to the to use their time. It must be doing something masses to highlight the good things Black people have done. He also admits that they want to do, not what we want them to do. They will learn to have pride and the bad things need to be reported as well. self-worth when they learn to be creative instead of destructive." w ::) 1-w > w c w J: en ::::i D ::) c.. z j::: w ...I ...I ::) D ..:. w z j::: z w en cc c a: 0 ...I u. D I C\1 w 0


Birthday Greetings Surprise 60th Birthdav Celebration For Prince E. Patton, Jr. The Honoree and Mrs. Ginger Williams-Patton entering the hall. On Saturday evening, April 4, 2009, Prince E. Patton, Jr. was pl easantly surprised with an "Old School Theme" birthday c elebration hosted by his b eautiful wife, Ginger Williams-Patton with 65 guest in attendance. The celebration took place at the Tampa Firefighter's Museum, 2nd floor, 720 E. Zack Street, downtown Tampa. The honoree was totally surprise and excited to see his family (Patton and Williams families), especially his brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Betty Patton, who traveled from Dayton, Ohio, to help celebrate his 60th birthday; and friends and co-workers Everyone enjoyed a delicious assortment of party favorites prepared by All Events. Catering, and a beautiful homemade birthday cake baked by Monica Jones, his sister, as they were entertained by DJ Chuck Harden where they danced to the "Soul Story" collection and other artists of that era, as well as line dancing such as The ANTHONY, JR. And ARTHUR HARRYAndBETTYPATTON Williams' siblings (L-R): Ginger, Jewel, Willie, Johnie Mae, Hilton (standing), and Charles (kneeling). Electric Slide, The Macarena and The Cuban Shuffle. There were expressions of love, friendship and lots of hugs from family and friends; an introduction of the Honoree to the guests of the friends by Mrs. Ginger Williams-Patton as "My Rock, my best ARTHUR, ANTHONY And ADAM friend and the love of my life, Prince E. Patton, Jr.," that ended with a standing ovation from everyone and a prompted speech given by the honoree. The celebration was enjoyed by all. It was a birthday celebration and family reunion. (Photos by Fike's Photography). SAMMIE GAY Birthday wishes going out to our cousin, Sgt. Anthony Collier; 5/8 Doing his thing in the Marine Corp. Happy birthday. Love your mothe r Love, Jimmy, Arthur and Renee. Honoree makes a birthday wish. PEACHES It's Peaches birthday weekend. So you know she's coming out to show off! So when you see her, you already know what it is ., r-0 JJ c )> en m z -t z m r;tD c: r r-!!l z c: tD r c;; ::J: m c m < m -t c:: m en c )> z c ., JJ c


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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. WIWAMS Pastor Earty Morning Worship -7 :55AM Sunday Morning Worship 9:30A.M Morning Worship-1Q:55 A. M Wed. Family Night 7 PM. 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 :15 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 1 0 .:30 A M Evening Bible Class .. ............ 5 :00 P M Evening WorShip ................... 6 :00 P M Wednesday Night Class ...... .7:00 P.M. Personal Work: 1st Sat.. ... 1 0-12 Noon I BROWN MEMORIAL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 2313 E 27th AVE. (81.3) 248-5690 (813) 241-690 WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday School ..... 9:30A.M. Sunday Morning Worship .... 11A.M. Sunday Evening Worship .... 7:30P.M. Morning Prayer Friday) .... 9 A.M Wednesday Night Worship ..... 7:30P.M. BISHOP MATTHEW WILLIAMS Pastor "A Church Where The Love Of God Flows And The Holy Ghost Is In Full Control." MOUNT PLEASANT M.B. CHURCH 2002 N Rome Avenue (Corner of Rome 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 Devotion By Mt. Pleasant Praise Team EARLY MORNING WORSHIP AT 7:45A.M. 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 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 Central 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 FL33619 NEW FRIENDSHIP M.B. CHURCH Weekly Activities Sunday Church School 9 :30A. M Morning Worship 10:45 A M Bible Class 4 :30 P M Evening Worship 5 P M Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 P.M Bible Study 7 30 P 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 Bible Study Saving The Sinners And Educating The Believers I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me. -Phil 4:13 GRACE MARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3901 N 37th St (813) 248-377 Pastor Ear:ly Morning Worship BAM. Sunday School9 :30 A.M. Morning Worship-10: 50 A.M. Bible Study, Wed. 7 P M THE PUBLIC IS INVITED ST. MA1THEW M. B. CHURCH 3708 E. Lake Ave. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 628-0752 Website: ; w _\t{\OI.stmatthewchurch.org Email: Break Of Day Worship 7 Sunday School 9 a m Morning Worship 11 a m Prayer Service Wednesday 7 p m Study of the Bible Wed. 7:308 : 30p.m Praise & Worship Service Wed. 8:30 -9 p m Children & Youth Bible Study Wednesday 7 -8 :30 p m Saturday Prayer Service & Bible Study 10 a .m. Youth Bible Institute 12-4 p .m. Teen Night Friday before the 2nd Sunday 7 -11 p m Growth And Sharing God' s Love Worship Opportunities SUNDAY Sunday School 9 :30A.M. Morning Worship 11:00 A M YPWW-6 :00P. M. Evening Worship 7:00P.M LAURA STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST 1310 East Laura Street Plant City, FL 33566 (813) 752-2858 William Kerrlson, Minister Sunday Morning B ible Study .. ........ 9 A.M. Moming Worship Worship ... W. 15 A.M. Evening Worship ..................... .. 5 PM. Wednesday Morning Bible Study ............. 10 A.M. Evening Bible Study ................ .. .. ? PM. REV. M. MURRAY, Pastor Sunday School -9:45a. m Morning Worship-11 a.m Evening Worship -5 p m Prayer Meeting Tuesday -7 : 30 p m Visitors Are Welcome! FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF HIGHLAND PINES t REV ... Prayer Meeting & Bible Study Wednesday7 P M Sunday School 9:30 A M Morning Worship 10:55 A M Church Van-(813) 627-0338 PEOPLE FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES 10511 Main Street Thonotasassa, Florida L. HADDEN, Ill Sunday School 9 :30A.M. Morning Worship 11A.M. Bible Study (Wednesday) 7 P .M. St. .\1issiun.1ry Baptist 72!.1 S. Slwrrill Purl T.tmp.t, Huridd 33& 16 (813) 339-:;2(>3 H Ru ildin.fJ O n A Fir m Founcl.l:inn Swulav School -9 : 30 A .M. Sunda v Monting Worship-10:55 A .. Tuesday Night Bible Study 6 P .M. Wednesday Night l'rayt-r Sen ice & Bible Study 6 :30 P M Tr;mspm1,llion S tH I 'iC:P; ,\v.Jil, l llh 'T1 ;::o 0 )> :< s: 'J "" r 0 0 )> CJ) m z :::! z m r:m c:: r r !!l z ., c:: m r u; ::z: m 0 m < m :::c < -t c:: m CJ) 0 0 "" :::c 6 ;g G> m (11 I OJ


en Sunday School Lesson cO == >"' < c a: LL c a: LL c z c( c en w ::: ..... New life To live Right In life there are many un certainties From day to day people do not know what will happen or how they will be affected. No matter what happens in life there are two things that are certain, one is when life begari and two that life will one day end As we live life in the spirit of God, people can be as sured of a new birth. God is a God of newness and rebirth God takes you from your way of living to a new and better way to live. In the eyes of God you were dead Paul writes to the church in Ephesus in Ephesians 2:1-10 to enlighten and encour age them to walk in their newness. He informs them of their past living. As he ad dresses this issue it is not so much about their physical state, but rather their spiri tual existence. He says to them that you who were dead in sins and trespasses have been quickened (vs. 1). He opens by letting them know two things: one, you were dead and two, you have been made alive. All people who live in relationship with God must realize and understand that they once lived a life of sin and unrighteousness Although it did not cause a physical death in them, they were however spiritually dead. This death also points their being separated and es tranged from God But re gardless of what your relationship was before, God has revived you and has given you a new life God has awakened you to a spiritual way of living. The reason for this death is a result of way indi vidual lives. Paul asserts that walking according to the ways of the world, which fol lows after the prince of the air contributed to this death (vv. 2, 3). People often times become and alienated from God as a re sult of living and walking in the ways of the world or earthly things The world does seek to do the will of God, but it seeks to do the will of its master. The devil is the ruler of worldly things. He is the prince of the air Becoming tangled in the affairs of the world and seeking after the lust of the fle sh will cause an individual to remain dead spiritually and/or die spiritually. This life of death was not and is not the end. There is redemption in life The indi vidual has a chance for a new life There is an opportunity to live a better life. Paul says that although life was this way, God who is rich in mercy gives new life (vs. 4, s). You have a chance at a new life not because you have been good or even that you will do good all the time, but because of God's grace and mercy. God's grace and His mercy are more than the sins that you might commit. God's grace and His mercy are able to go beyond your faults and downfalls His power is so great that it elevates to be one with Christ, His only Son who did no wrong. He takes you from w > wl t P----------------------------------------------. Q w :r:: en :::; m :::J 0. z iii ..I ..I ::: m I ..I w z i= z w en c( c a: 0 ...J LL 5th Annual Mother's Day Conference sponsored by New Bethel Progressive Missionary Baptist Church '"'Sisterhood Ministry Theme: "Women of Faith: Wonderfully Made" Saturday, May 9, 2009 8:30a.m.-11:30 a.m. New Bethel Life Center 3011 East North Bay Street, Tampa, Florida 813-238-4339 Pastor and Sister Regina! T. Web I Travel west on MLK make right on 30th Street o r Tra vel ea<;t on MLK, make a lett on3 0th Street-go tw9 blocks FREE TO THE PUBLIC CONTINENTAL BREAKFAS I & LUNCH PROVIDED .. Am Who God SaV$lArn;; SisWfoA.nny New Bethel PMB Chilith .. .tampa;flrlrlAA: : . .... :;, ... It's The GocUn Me Sylvia Willilllns : Mt Calvaty.MBCbUn;h Lake Jam, Flori.cJa. New Jcrii.

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Social Happy Mother's Day May Birthday Celebrants The birthstone this month is the Emerald and the flower is the Lily. Happy birthday wishes to Anyiah Michelle Kelly, the sweet 4-year-old daughter of Andre and Julia Kelly in Shelby, NC. Also celebrating their natal day this month is: Mrs. Juanita McCloud, Walter Baldwin, Ms. Samantha Reid, Mrs. Betty R. Hammond, Ms. Rhonda Williams, Ms. Patricia Clarke, Mrs. Rose Johnson, Mrs. Tammy Arnold, Ms. Jacquelyn Brown, Bennie Jones, Joe Walker, Prince Roberts, Rev. James Murphy and Tony Jackson. Happy birthday wishes are ex tended to Mrs. Litha Beckie, long time Sentinel subscriber. Her siblings wish her many, many more. Happy birthday to Mr. Allen Laurence Byrd, who now re sides in Midway, FL. Happy birthday to Mr. Willie James Peterson, our long time neighbor, who celebrated his very special day on May 4 We all wish him many more birthdays Birthday greetings are going to Glendale, AZ, resident Mrs. Avalynda AndersonMoorer, former Villager, who will celebrate her special day on May 9th. Congratulations Congratulations to all of the 2009 graduates. We pray that you consider furthering your ed ucation. First Baptist Church Of Progress Village News Happy birthday to the first family members who will cele brate their special day this month, May, 2009: Shirley Flowers, Shermeka Everett, Anthony Amos, Harold Frazier, Cierra Daniels, Damion McCummings, Gina Dickerson, Carmena Gordon, Carol Copney, Litha Beckles, Elizabeth Close, Shaquera Carr, Elaine Ervin, Elouise Griffin, Markeosha Burgess and Roger Scott. A J ewe I In Progress Village Alfred Sheppard, Jr. is a prodigy of the music field, hid den in Progress Village. At 17 and a senior at Howard W. Blake High School, he has already m a de a name for himself in the Tampa Bay area as a top-notch, jazz pianist, composer and xylo phonist. Alfred formed his own jazz band, "Alfred Sheppard's N-Ver sion" at the age of 12 and they are still very active to this date, play ing frequently at many presti gious venues, most recently for the Lightning Hockey Team and the Brandon Chamber of Com merce's soth Year Celebration at the Embassy Suite Ballroom. On April 17th, "Alfred Shep pard's N-Version" won 1st place in the Battle of Band Competi tion at Blake High School. Last month, Alfred won first place in the NAACP ACT-SO 2009 Composition competition and will be traveling to New York in July to compete for the gold medal, which he won in this cat egory last year, 2008. Last month (April), Alfred won the Outstanding Soloist of the Day Award at the Lakeside Jazz Festival in Port Orange, Florida. Alfred Sheppard has been accepted at both Berklee College of Music and USF School of Music He plans to attend USF for his freshman year and then transfer to Berklee in September 2010. Alfred is a product of Progress Village that everyone can be very proud of. Sick And Shut Ins Uplifting prayers for the follow ing people: Mrs. Mildred Hanna, Robert Dorsey (&. Joseph's), Mrs. Alfreda Rose, Mrs. Eloise Leeks, Mrs. Rhonda Williams-Lewis, Mrs. Archie Wright, Mrs. :::c c and the entire family, in the loss of her husband, Mr. William :5: Thompkins, who recently away in Capital Heights CXI MD. Mr. Thompkins was fu-I\) neralized on Thursday, April 7, g 2009. Mr. and Mrs. Thomp-c.o kins were former residents of Tampa. Lena Conyers, Mrs. Della Congratulations! Vickers (TGH), Mrs. Clara Congratulations to Desjane Sheffield, Mrs. Nina Chris--Boone of Blake High School, tian, Mrs. Peggie Hender-who was inducted into the Nason, Mrs. Ethel Gambrell, tiona! Honor Society. James Arthur Miller, Mrs. The family and 29th Street Beatrice Rodriguez and Mrs. Church Of Christ wish you good Annie Laura Jelks (St. luck. Joseph's). Get Well Get well prayers and wishes were answered for Mr. Mathew (Tom) Saffore, who is recover ing well after recently undergo ing surgery Prayers and get well wishes go out to Mr. Donald White, Mrs. Henrietta Peterson, Mrs. Marie Benson, Mrs. Mozella DeBose and Mrs. Victoria Brown. Sympathy Sincere condolences to the Jones family in the loss of their wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Claudia Jones, who was funeralized on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, Pastor Dolphy Cross, officiated Our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Barbara Thompkins Thought For Today "It is not enough we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required:" Scripture (Psalm 108:12) Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. r-F.Y.I. 0 Let us keep President :::C Barack Obama and his family in our daily prayers as he tries to CJ> bring change for everyone. m Remember our service men and women who put their lives z on the line daily. m Remember the helpers in the 1 kitchen: Thelma, (813) 671-3614, Family Deli, (813) 671-1541 r r-or H. 0. P., (813) 238-5221. m Call your news in to Iradean -t London-Biggs at (813) 677-Z 6o:;n. Be blessed! Yes We Can! m c CJ) ::J: m c m < m :::c -< -t c: m CJ) c )> z c :::c 6 C) m CD I m


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Entertainment Did Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap Flop; While Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap clid hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200, some say the numbers were "150,000 is not a lot of copies sold on a major [lab el], MTV.com reader Eagles36 wrote in. "Fifty clid 691 000 his first week. Rick Ross is a joke. Meanwhile, Ross advocate DCollins4444 said to naysayers, "Haters, haters, haters. Stanac:k burner .... In a lot or" \v.ays I think reeorcHabel peoriJeare looking at. gold a s the new platinum. RICK ROSS Literally. Someone told me they are making gold plaques again. At this point in time, you could have a lot of build-up on an artist and they're hitting 50.000 first week." vVhen asked about the first-week sales of Deepel" Than Rap, Ross' biggest detractor in the musie biz 50 Cent. wonrt ami money they spent markel:ing, 50 said. "But. you ean't eall a # 1 a 'flop' under any circumstances. It's still # 1." DiddV To Sign Red Cafe RED CAFE This is huge for N e \\ York City and hopd'ully big for hip-hop as a whole: Diddy is close to signing another super lyricist from Brooklyn and going in with Akon on the proje<:t. On April 29. Diddy released a vlog on his P.Twitt.yTV channel announcing that. Red Cafe is just about officially on Ba.U:..O,II<. will.i.am Makes Double Debut will.a.am's debut in ")( Men Origins: Wolverine' was a big first step for t:he musician, but it wasn't t.he only first step he was taking into a nmv medium. Heleasecl simultaneously wit h the bigscre _-< s: )> -< 0) ....., 0 0 c.o 'TI r 0 :::0 CJ )> CJ) m z :f z m r;aJ c: r r m :f z ., C: aJ r-u; ::t m -e m ri1 :;a: -< -f c: m CJ) 0 )> -< )> z CJ 'TI :::0. CJ )> -< G> m ... cp aJ


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While her manager and publicist deny the rumors, two sources close to the Oscar and Grammy winner confirm exclusively to the site ESSENCE.com that she is indeed expecting. This would be the first child for Hudson. DREW-Z'S MOVIE REVIEW X-Men Origins: Wolverine -This Marvel comic book movie tells the story ofWolverine (Hugh Jackson) violent and romantic past. Expected more! ;:: Obsessed-Beyonce stars in this drama about her husband: (ldris Elba) being stalked by a temp worker (Ali Larter). Rainforest Films.(St. Pete/Will Paiker -Stomp The Yard) produces another blockbuster. No.1 at box office-$28M. [***%] -The Soloist-Oscar-worthy Jamie Foxx plays a mentally ill musical genius who happens to be homeless. A L.A. reporter (Robert Downey, Jr. ) tries to save him from the streets. [***) r : State Of Play-Russel Crowe stars in this crime thriller about a joumalit investigating a series of brutal murders. Worth seeing! [**'%] ; ; 11 The Haunting In Connecticut-Based on a true story, a family moves into. a hQUse haunted by ghosts. Not for Kids. [***) ObseTVe And Report -A mall security guard does whatever it takes to impresS his dream girl. Surprisingly funny. [***) FaSt And Furious -A fast-paced action and adventure starring Vln Diesel. The best of the series. A must see! No. 1 at box office-$72.5M. [****) Monsters vs. Aliens -Your kids will love this one. [***) Knowing -A creepy, suspense/thriller starring Nicolas Cage. This move could have been a classic but the ending was disappointing. No. 1 at box office-$27M. Worth seeing! [**'%] Duplicity-A comedy/spy caper that was too long (2 hrs/5 mins) and. confusing until the end. You can pass on this one. (**) Race To Witch Mountain -The Rock comes through with this actionpacked movie from Disney. The kids will love this one. No. 1 at Box Office -$25M. [***] The Last House On The Left -A family of crazy prison escapees kidnap two girls, rapes them and leave them for dead. A revenge killing you can feel good about. [**'% ) Watchmen -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. [**) Caroline -A dark animation about a girl who is terrorized by a witch. Too scary for kids. [**) Fired Up-Two high school football stars decide to join the cheerleading team to be around the girls. Well-written comedy. Enjoyed it! [***Yz] He's Just Not That Into You -A comedy/drama about different relationships concerning women. Starts slow but turned out to be good. [***) Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail-Comedy/drama starring Tyler Perry as Madea 51h week-$87M. (***) 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 [*'%) The Confession Of A Shopaholic -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! [***Yz] Jhe 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. [**) RATINGS -**** Very Good I *** Good I ** Average 1 Wait For Video Soulia Bov Tell' em Working On Third Album SOULJA BOY TELL'EM Soulja .Boy Tell'em is paying homage to himself on his third album. He's back in the lab, putting together The DeAndre Way "You think I killed them with '[Tum My} Swag On'?" he asked in a video post on the site. He said he has a good "two more" hits coming from his latest LP, 1SouljaBoyTellem. The 18-year-old money maker just completed a video for the song "Gucci Bandana' with Gucci Mane. "My 3rd album dropped, it's over with, man, he promised of the LP, and is titled after his birth name, DeAndre Ramone Way. Ashanu Prepares For1heWiz' ASHANTI Ashanti knows a thing or two about visiting Oz. Not only has she played Dorothy in the Muppets version of "The Wiza1d 01 Oz," but she also played the Wicked Witch of the West for a charity production of" Wicked" This summer, when she reprises her role as Dorothy in the NY City Center Encores! Summer Stars production of "The Wiz made famous by Diana Ross, in the 1978 movie version, the singer will spend a lot of time. in front of h e r TV to do some research. Ashanti is using her nerves to prepare for the part. "I think it's d efinitely going to be pressure, but in a good way. Broadway is prestigious, and just g etting that e xp erience and g etting to work with more s e a soned actors is exciting, she said. "Broadway, it's a horse of a different color." Jav-z savs His concen With Kenv Clarkson Shows Racial Unitv As odd as it may have been to see a bill featuring Kelly Clarkson, Third Eye Blind and Jay-Z, it's even stranger to see a blog post from Jay-Z. Jay admitted that he doesn't use Twitter, but he managed to post a blog following his performance at the University of Arizona. He said he was caught up in the exc!iterhent of the moment, and he missed the opportun'ity to say something important. I thought that had to be the oddest pairing ever, but. soon realized it's what I've always professed. There's JAY-Z NO such t .hing as Black music or white music: only Good or Bad music." Jay said it is cool to like different things outside of your comfort zone He said this also applies to the world around us and not. just music:. Janet Jacksons Boob Still II Supreme IIDPift JANET JACKSON And JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE LOS ANGELES ... The Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to reexamine Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" from the 2004 Super Bowl. At the request of the FCC, and in the wake of a ruling last week saying the agency could fine broadcasters for airing "indecent" programming. the nation's highest court wants a federal appeals court to make sure it made the right. ruling when it threw out. the FCC's record $550 000 fine against CBS In the wake of the uproar over the Justin Timberlake assiste1l mishap. lawmakers jaeked up the top amount for indecency at11l federal regulat.ors subsequently made an example out of CBS. That was, until the Philadelphia-based 8r1l U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed the punishment, calling it arbitrary and capricious.


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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) --Before you race off across town to get that special item, check around closer to home. Make a few phone calls You might save a dollar by driving a long way, but spend several more on gasoline Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -You're busy, but you may be wor ried that you're not making enough You can't squeeze blood out of a turnip, if that's what you've been attempting. Do what you're doing as well as you can, so you can get a better job Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) -Things are difficult at work. One hassle leads to another. Try not to take it out on a loved one who brings you a helpful suggestion, but doesn't know what you've already tried. Be sweet; take deep breaths Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -You may feel uncomfortable at work You're anxious to get going, and there's one hassle after an other. Every little thing has to be checked and rechecked. Try not to lose your patience. Add on fees for revisions. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)There's plenty of confusion out there; no need to add to it. If there's something you want, now's the time to find it cheap. Saunter over to your favorite dis count stores,. There's some good stuff, well below retail. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -It's one hassle after another, al most all day long. You have a hid den advantage, so it's not quite as bad for you. Other people make up their minds, so even traffic is weird. Drive defensively, and don't start any big projects now. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -You're full of suggestions, but some of them are unworkable. This doesn't usually stop you, and it probably won't this time You figure, either you or some body else will find a way to make them work. You're sometimes right. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -Don't dismay if you can't get everything you want; this is a frustrating phase Everyone's after something different and agreements are hard to reach. Money's tight, which doesn't help. Just do the best you can. Don't let it get you down Aries (March 21-Aprll 19) -You're working hard, but what are you getting? Fame? Fortune? Both? Neither? Hold onto whatyou can find. They may h -ave to last for a while. The better you can do it, the more admiration you'll earn. Sentinel's Top 20 Albums 1. Deeper Than Rap ................................................ Rick Ross 2. Forever In A Day ........................................................ DA 3. The Last Kiss ......................................................... Jadakiss 4. In A Perfect World ................................................ Keri Hilson 5. Asleep In The Bread Aisle ................................... Asher Roth 6. Love V/S Money .................................................. The-Dream 7. Lotus Flow3r/MPLSoUND/Eiix3r .............. Prince/Bria Valente 8. UGK 4 Life .................................................................... UGK 9. Intuition .............................................................. Jamie Foxx 10. Uncle Charlie ............................................. Charlie Wilson 11.1 Am ... Sasha Fierce .............................................. Beyonce 12. Boss Of All Bosses .......................................... Siim Thug 13. Paper Traii .................................................................... T.I. 14. R.O.O.T.S (Route Of Overcoming The Struggle) ..... Fio Rida 15. Pray IV Reign ..................................................... Jim Jones 16. A Different Me .............................................. Keyshia Cole 17. The Point Of It AII.. ................................. Anthony Hamilton 18. Don't Feed Da Animals ...................................... Gorilla Zoe 19. onmyradio .... ; .... .................................... Musiq Soulchild 20. The Sound .... ................................................. Mary Mary Sentinel's Top 20 Singles 1. Blame lt.. ...................................... Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain 2. Rockin' That Thang .................................................. The-Dream 3. Boyfriend #2 ........................................................... Pleasure P 4. Turnin Me On ............................ Keri Hilson Featuring Lil Wayne 5. Turn My Swag On ........................................ Soulja Boy Tell'em 6. Dead And Gone ........................ T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake 7. If This Isn't Love .............................................. Jennifer Hudson 8. Kiss Me Thru The Phone ...... Soulja Boy Tell' Em Featuring 2Pac 9. Day 'N' Nite .................................................................. Kid Cudi 10. Magnificent ........................ Rick Ross Featuring John Legend 11. Mad ............................................................................. Ne-Yo 12. sobeautiful ..................................................... music soulchild 13. Birthday sex ............................................................... Jeremih 14. Never Ever ................................. Ciarra Featuring Young Jeezy 15. She Got Her Own ......... Ne-Yo Featuring Jamie Foxx & Fabolous 16. Knock You Down ... Keri Hilson Featuring Kanye West & Ne Yo 17. Halo ......................................................................... Beyonce 18. Ain't I ............................. Yung L.A. Featuring Young Oro & T. I. 19. There Goes My Baby ....................................... Charlie Wilson 20. Epiphany .................................................... Chrisette Michele ALL MY CHILDREN: Marissa figured out the truth while visiting Babe's grave and seeing that they shared the same birth date, forcing Krystal to admit to selling Marissa when she was born. After telling Krystal she doesn't hate her but wants nothing to do with her or David, a teary-eyed Marissa left town. Krystal was furious with Adam. With ian being kept on machines until he's strong enough to survive an other operation, David told Zach that Adam knew the heart valve was defective. Mistakenly believing that ian died, Kendall was out to get revenge Erica was livid when Adam admitted he risked ian's life to save his company An armed Annie tied up Aidan, intending to flee with Emma later encountering JR in the mansion. Coming: Adam's growing list of en emies seek justice. AS THE WORLD TURNS: Katie still wanted Vi enna's baby and persuaded Brad to go along, but they were turned down. However, Henry later steered Brad and Katie to a private adoption lawyer who offered to introduce them to an expectant mother for $10,000. Craig agreed to give Dusty a place in Johnny's life but remained angry with Lucy for having set him up. By the time early convinced Craig to make things right with Lucy she was gone. Holden made Meg see the mistake in living with Paul while the custody case is ongoing, suggesting she take her mind off not being with Eliza by using her nursing skills on a cruise for sick children. After Craig arranged to have Parker's car totaled as pun ishment for his bad behavior, Parker quit school. Coming: Paul hears from a surprising individual. BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Stephanie's quick ac tion preventing Brooke and Ridge from learning the truth, much to Taylor's relief. Stephanie's next move was to join forces with Spencer Communications as a new way to retaliate against Eric and the Logans The resulting webcast caused misery for the Logan family but glee for Taylor and Stephanie. :.Donna faced off against Bill but got more than she ex pected. Owen tried to convince Bridget that he's not such a nice guy; while Jackie made it clear to Owen that she expects certain personal things from him. When Rick gave Steffy a special gift, hoping she would change her mind abol.,lt hirn."'.$he was moved, as was Brooke, but Ridge reaction was exactly thEfopposite. RisiS action impacts Brooke and Ridge's shaky DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Vic\or tb'fd EJ he's keeping Stefano supplied with insulin until EJ signs over all of DiMera Enterprises to him. Determined to beat Victor at his own game, EJ enlisted Owen, a DiMera plant working at the Kiriakis mansion. When Stephanie drank the drugged lemonade intended for Philip, Owen kidnapped Stephanie --now Philip's fi ancee --and brought her to a morgue. Nicole and Dr. Baker cut a deal to keep each other's secrets, but she had no idea that Baker wrote a letter, blam ing her in the event he dies. Meanwhile, to help Sami keep the truth about Grace's birth from coming out, Rate convinced Dr. Baker to leave Salem. Bo was distressed by a recurring vision. Coming: Mia's sordid past comes closer to being exposed. GENERAL HOSPITAL: Carly gave Patrick per-u H s I G K p L v E :{/! c 0 1:::.;;/ s D N M mission to continue performing Michael's risky sur gery but afterward came to believe that he'll never wake up. However Lulu got a big surprise when she visited Michael. Sonny grilled Claudia about Michael's shooting, while Jason told her he knows the truth Ric warned Claudia that he won't walk away if he's the baby's father. Fearing that Holly is in danger after their phone call was abruptly cut off, Luke and Ethan headed to Singapore, followed by a suspicious Tracy Later, Holly paid Luke an unex pected visit. As Nikolas and Rebecca grew closer, Alexis still believed she's up to no good. Coming: Ethan delivers shocking news to Lulu. GUIDING LIGHT: After f[Qding out that baby Henry needs a blood anemia, Shayne of fered to donate and was almost seen by Marina. Hearing that Edmund is dying after being caught in a fire, Josh and went to Italy, only to dis cover that it's Roc in the hospital and Edmund is on the loose. Relieved to be cancer free, Reva relished her time with Colin, unaware someone watched them. Phillip was stunned to be told that James is running a Ponzi scheme using Bill's name to draw investors When Daisy offered to help James after his credit cards were canceled, he asked her to leave town with him. Buzz hired Remy at Company after Remy lost his job. Clayton couldn't access his money from James' shady company to help out Remy. Later, Remy found a body floating in the water. Coming: James' bad acts affect Biil's good name. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Powell brought Todd, Blair, Marty and Tea to the frat house room where he and Todd had raped Marty. As Todd feared the worst would happen, Marty was rocked by memories from that awful night. /1. vindictive Lola confessed that she tampered with the condoms Dorian gave Langston while unaware, Langston and Markka made love for the first time. Kyle was surprised to find his sister Rebecca at Todd's place. Rebecca began scheming on learning that Jessica is raising Starr's baby as her own. Aware that Jessica will learn the truth from the exhumation, Natalie and Jared got married be fore the shockwave hits. Bo's offhand remark prompted Clint to suddenly propose to Nora, who accepted Coming: Marty gets her memory back! YOUNG AND RESTLESS: Lily and Cane ex changed their wedding vows, but Cane's happiness was clouded as he remembered a long ago conver sation with his uncle Langley. Victor fired Estella when he found a recorder with the crying baby sound among her things. Later, Ashley fell apart after hearing Sabrina's voice when she picked up the phone. 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0') 0 0 C\1 cti :: c a: u.. c a: LL c z < c (/) w ... ft w > w c w :1: (/) ::::i ID Q. Delta Sigma Theta Sororitv Charters Chapter At Florida Southern College Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. chartered a chapter on April16, 2009 at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. Regional Director Christian Nixon and South Florida Coordinator Andrea Pelt-Thornton along with the members of Lakeland Alumnae Chapter initiated and chartered the first African Ameiican sorority in the history of the college. A reception was held immediately following. The collegiate members are Felicia Alingu, Brittany Qlass, Jill Dickerson, Michaela Burton, Tierra Robinson, Jasmine Herbert, and Tara Dames. COiebrides Sighted ln1akeland z ..J ..J ID ..:. w z w (/) C a: 0 ..J LL BISHOP T.D. JAKFS BY CYNTHIA E. ZORN-SHAW Polk County Columnist Recently, several renowned celebrities were recently in the City of Lakeland, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pastor and Founder of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas; Pastor John Hagee, Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas and National Cha'irman of Christians United for Israel; and NFL player, Ter-rell "T. 0 Owens, of the Buffalo Bills. w Television Pastor and e Teacher Bishop T.D. Cf Jakes was among the PASTOR JOHN HAGEE numerous speakers at Southeastern University's National Leadership l?orum. Kay Fields, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Lakeland, Barbara Carpenter and other Girls Inc. affiliates attended the forum. The National Leadership Forum, hosted by Southeaster University, is an annual conference for pastors and business leaders .that features recognized figures in business, government and ministry. Television Evangelist and Teacher Pastor John Hagee was a special guest at the recent Without Walls Central's Christian United for Israel A Night to Honor Israel. Pastor TERRELL "T.O." OWENS Scott Thomas made a presentation of a financial gift in the amount of $75,000, which was all proceeds raised on that Sunday evening. The funds will be used to p r ovide bomb shelters for the safety of the cit. izens in Israel. NFL Player Terrell "T.O." Owens posed with fans at the Brother's Barbeque booth at Pig Fest, an annual Florida State Barbeque Champion. ship hosted by the Jr. Women's League of Lakeland. Since 1997, the festival has generated over $100,000 in contributions to charitable organizations in Polk County. Auencv Panicipates In National Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Dav Rey Bonet shows off his certificate of participation. Stephanie Bonet's learned all about the -LHA Receptionist duties. BY CYNTHIA E. ZORN-SHAW Polk County Columnist LAKELAND-Thursday, April 23rd was a typical workday with a little twist for some of the employees of the Lakeland Housing Autliority (LHA). The agency participated in. the Ms. Foundation's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. This year's theme was Building Partnerships to Educate and Empower A welcome to .LHA luncheon was coordinated by the :agency's Employee Outreach and Motivational Committee. To help every one learn a little about one another, everyone participated in Just Like Me, an ice-breaker activity and per 1 sonal introductions. Herb Hernandez, Executive Director welcomed the. studentsto and gave them a brief overview of the agency. LHA team members Dayen Valentine, Chuck Linda Willis, Rita Jenkins, Deborah Bonet, Cole Dolmseth and IDton Pelt. shared the responsibil ities and duties of their var ious jobs and departments which included homeowner ship, finance, Section 8, resident supportive services, receptionist, computer net work engineering and public housing. The special guests and their parents enjoyed a lunch of pizza, apple juice LaKourtney Simmons' was a guest of LHA's Investigation Department. Shanoa Brant shows off her certificate of participation. and bottled water. Each student received a certificate of participation during the awards presenta tion.: After an educational -tour of all of the Housing Authority's Lakeland properties, 'students returned to their parents. Participating students were: Jasmine Ba_rreto, Stephanie Bonet,' Rey Bonet, Dyami Brant, Shanoa Brant, Alshameque Gray, Ezra Horton, Michael Shaw II, Simmons and Abby Van Billiard. Participating -parents/ were: Jarumi Barreto, Deborah Bonet, Fioritto, Rita J k -. o,.;.) Sh' 1 en ni.s, 1r ey Simmoil's1ana this writer. 'The Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day believe that this day of hands-o n and tive environment is a : J!:ey to the success of participating girls and boys. By bringing them into an actual workplace, they are exposed to opportunities to learn the value of education and dis cover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life. It also provides an opportunity for them to learn about certain careers and begin to envision and prepare themselves for these or other careers. (Photos by Shaw-Nuf)


Polk County News Senior Breakfast Lakeland Alumnae Chapter's Senior Breakfast was held at the Golden Corral on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at 9 a.m. Each year, the chapter takes time to recognize their senior girls with a breakfast and short program to expose them to col lege life with words of wis dom. The chapter wishes all of the senior girls much success as they begin their next phase of life. The program was as follows: Welcome/Occasion -Carol E. Griffin, Chair; Ice Breaker-Betty Woodard; Invocation -Inetta Bennett; breakfast was served; Game -Betty Woodard; College Life -Tara Dames; Recognition of Deltas -Carol E. Griffin; and Final Re-. marks -Tanya Matthews. Chapter President. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. thanks the parents and/or guardians for their continued support of. the chapter. Happy Mother's Day! Shaw-Nuf Talk extends wishes for a 'Happy Mother's Day' to some mothers who are near and dear to the heart of Yours Truly: my mom, Marion Johnson-Zorn; my other mothers: Bertha Johnson, Myrtle Smith, Martha Shaw, Mother Ollie Smart, Motber Princess Fortson, Mother Mamie Mother Genelle Jordan, Mother Margaret Johnson, Mother Lucille Bouges and Mother Dorothy Jones, all of Lakeland; Mother Ruby Axson of Polk City; Mother Margare_ t Faison, of Plant City; Mother Christine Mack and Mother Laverne Morrow of Clearwater; and. Mother Lillie Williams of Tampa. Congratulations, Southeastern University Graduates! On Saturday, May 2nd, Southeastern University hosted its Spring 42nd SE Regional Conference The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. held their 42nd Southeast Regional Conference on April 9 12, 2009. Chapters from the Southeast Regional Districts comprised of the Gamma Eta Chapter, St. Augustine, FL, who hosted the regional. The Conference was held in the historical city of St. Augustine at the St. Johns County Convention Center at the World Golf Village. The national officers are: Ann D. Black -Supreme Basileus; Margaret C. Nelson Supreme Executive Advisor; Mildred Hawk Lakeland's Southeast Regional Director; Yvonne. J. Ben Regional Member At-Large, Gamma Eta, Host Chapter; Almarene C. Lowndes Basileus. Attending the S. E. Regional Conference of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. were: Commencement Exercise. The host site was Without Walls Central Church in Lakeland. Tommy Barnett, the University's Transitional Chancellor was the speaker. Congratulations to the following Lakeland graduates: Travis Avery, Teresa Benoit-Hillier, Melissa Bittinger, Jacob Bloodworth, Ashley Bowers, Joy Campbell, Corey Crosthwaite, Cynthia Cutts, Randall Fisher, Eric Garnett, Heather Hallman, Tammy Hamlin, Natalie Harvey, Maria Hernandez, Sheila Hotchk.iss, Joseph Hudson-Martin, Krista Hulzebos, Doree Johnson, Kimberly Jones, Karen Kissel, Karen Maldonado, Danielle Marcano, Heidi Masters, Celeste McNair, Whitney Mills, Shari Money, Gordon Moody, Isaly Morgan, Floyd Morgan Jr., Steven Morrison, Angela Parker, Pamela Parry, Scott Pearce, Mildred Hawk, Sadie Birt and Marilyn Terry. Sadie Birt is the Basileus of the Beta Sigma Chapter, Lakeland. Members of the Beta Sigma Chapter are: Ezell Ferguson, Henrietta Giles, Vera Hardee, Barbara Haygood, Florida Hinson, Charity Lanier, Trinetta McCalip, Claudietta McCraw, Shirley A. Redd, Marilyn Smith, Janice Taylor, Marilyn Terry, Terri Thomas, Antoinette Wilcox. Letha Williams, Barbara Woodard and Mary Woodruff. The theme: "Educating Tomorrow's Leaders." Award Luncheon Thursday, May 21, 2009 -11:30 a. m. -1 p. m., the Lakeland Center will be a thriving center as the She Knows Award Luncheon sponsored by The Local Girls Inc. of Lakeland. Please join them as they celebrate the mission of Girls Inc. and honor excep-.. tiona! women who served as positive role models for girls and young women as evidenced by their personal and professional-' and community spirit. The mission of Girls Inc Audra Pierce, Prescott, Susana Santiago, t Jennifer Jordan Shea, AngelJ' Strickland, Michelle Strops, Vickie Karen Wade, Brandon Ward, Jennifer Wood and Kenny Yates. PACE Students Selected To Speak to Senate Committee Kailee Cook and Latifah Kellum were selected by PACE, Inc. to testify in the Senate Criminal Justice Appropriations Committee. The students were accompanied by Angel Bettis, Executive Director of PACE, Inc. Kailee and Latifah were selected based on the tremendous progress they have made during their participation in the program and the fact that their life stories echo that of so many young peo ple. This is the first time the students from the Polk County PACE program have been asked to speak. Kailee and Latifah were the only PACE students, from more than 1,000 students who attend the 17 PACE Centers across the State of Florida, who were chosen to speak. PACE is a year-round, gender-specific program for girls, ages 12is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bnld! Girls Inc of Lakeland is a private, non-profit United Way organization. Girls Inc. of Lakeland Board of Trustees members are: Michael Tamney, Chair; Brent Lipham. Vice Chair; Brenda Lewis; Secretary; Jo Ann Johnson, Treasurer; Kay Fields, President and CEO. Registration begins Thursday, May 21, 2009, from 11:30 a. m. 1:30 p. m. Sponsorship RSVP by May 8th. Individual reservations are May 14. Limited seating. For more information, call (863) 688-5802 or 6823002. See you there! Happy Birthday Happy May birthday to Miss Kayla Williams. She is the grandoaughter of Ms. Clara Williams, a Sentinel reader for 19 years. Also extending wishes to Kayla is her dad, Mr. Myrick Williams. The _family resides at 829 Texas Ave. Annual Scholarship Banquet The Washington Park I Rochelle High Schools Alumni Association, Inc. will sponsor its 16th Annual Scholarship 18. _who a,.re ,e}!:Mriencing llilt*Culty or conflict 1n school and at home. of participation is qetenhined by the needs. of ,the individual girl. girls are enrolled ftom 9.12 months. ''Educational services are provided via contractual ''agreement with the PCSB. Polk County Magnet Choice Schools Open Enrollment Deadline May 30th Open enrollment for Polk County's Magnet and Choice Schools for the 2009-2010 school year began on May 4, 2009 The deadline to apply is Friday, May 29, 2009. Applications can be submitted on-line. The website is www.polkfl.net. If you do not have a computer or.access to the Internet, please visit the magnet or choice school at which you desire to apply or the Office of M'agnet, Choice and Charter Schools located at 1915 South Floral Avenue in Bartow, to complete the application on a school district computer. For further information call (863) 5340631. Birtho : Wishes f o r a Happy Birthday are extr>nde d to Tampa Lady v Hginia "TT ::x:J c Banquet on June 6, 2009, at the Lake Mirror Auditorium at 7 p. m. The keynote speaker will be James W. Griffin, President, Chief Executive Officer, HomeFree Funding, Inc., Washington, 1\) 0 0 CD DC He was a member of Rochelle High School, class of 1960. The banquet is a major fundraiser that supports deserving and underprivi leged graduating seniors en route to a college, university or vocational school. Your support is needed for this worthwhile endeavor. Tickets can be purchased by calling: (863) 688-2100, 686-5688 or 687-8871. The deadline is May 23, 2009. The banquet committee is preparing an entertaining and meaningful evening for you because your support does make a difference. Gloria's Things & Other Things Q Don't borrow trouble. Be patient and you'll have some of your own. People who fight fire with fire usually wind with a;;hes. Don't lose your head, it's the best part of your body. 'Kaye' Ber.rien (May 13th)! May God continue to bless each of you with many more years oflife! Shaw-Nuf Shout-Out This week's Sha.w-Nuf Shout-Out goes to every MOTHER everywhere. Happy Mother's Day to each of you. May Sunday, May lOth and everyday to follow be days of love, joy and peace for you. Even during-trying times, may His peace reign ... taking you to a place where no matter the situation, you will still have joy! In 2007, our son (at that time, age 11) shared the following in a card, which he created for ine for Mother's Day. This year ... share it with each of you. 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Notice of Public Hearing A public hearing will be held by the Land Use Hearing Officer, pursuant to Hillsborough County Land Development Code, beginning at 9:00a.m., May 22, 2009, at the Board Room, 2nd floor of the County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, to hear the following requests. Copies of the applications, department reports and legal descriptions are available for public inspection in a master file maintained by the Planning and Growth Management Department and the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners. All interested persons wishing to submit testimony or other evidence in this matter must submit same to the Hearing Master at the public hearing before him/her The decision of the Land Use Hearing Officer will be filed with the Clerk within fifteen (15) working days after the conclusion of the public hearing ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL ANY DECISION OR RECOMMENDATION MADE BY THE LAND USE HEARING OFFICER OR THE GOVERNING BODY REGARDING ANY MATIER CONSIDERED AT THE FORTHCOMING PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE AS IT WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED Additional information concerning these requests may be obtained by calling the Department of Planning and Growth Management at ( 813) 276-2058 VARIANCE REQUESTS Petition VAR 09-0470-VR, Janet Wedlock & Preston Whetstone, requesting a Variance to the setback requirements for property located 230 3 Ray Rd, zoned ASC-1 Petition VAR 09-0473-CW Phuc H and Tuyen X uan Nguyen, requesting a Variance to the setback requirements for property located 5502 Arabella Lane, zoned PD. Petition VAR 09-0478-CW, Waldemar & Maria K Fraczek, requesting a Variance to setback requirements for property located 14409 Brentwood Dr, zoned RSC-6. Petition VAR 09-0481-EGL, Irma Perez et al, requesting a Variance to setback requirements for property located 4536 W. Knox St zoned RSC-9 Petition VAR 09-0485-RV, George R. Clark, requesting a Variance to the setback requirements for property located 11111 Stafford Lane, zoned RSC-6 Petition VAR 09-0487-GB, Alieta Klinger Mitchell, requesting a Variance to the parking and setback requirements for property located 7806 Gibsonton, zoned RSC-6 Petition VAR 09-0495-KO, Darrel & Cindy Nolen, requesting a Variance to easement requirements for property located 7700 Pullara Rd, zoned ASC-1 Petition VAR 09-0510-BR, Angel L. Mendez, requesting a Variance to the setback requirements for property located 1901 S Lenna Ave, zoned RSC-6 Petition VAR:09-0526-SCC, Dwane & Shirley Burch, requesting a Variance to the setbacks for property located Andover Circle, zoned RSC-6. Petition VAR 09-0530-NWH, Richar L Morgado, requesting a Variance to setback requirements for property located 10104 Springtree Ct, zoned PD-MU Petition VAR 09-0531-TH, David E Piercey, requesting a Variance to the buffering & screening requirements for property located 12566 N US Hwy 301, zoned PD. Petition VAR by Stuart W & Barbara Lawton, requesting a Variance to setback requirements for property located 4705 Carlyle Rd, zoned RSC-9 Petition VAR 09-0538-ER, Greg McNutt, requesting a Variance to access requirements for property located 2606 Sam Allen Rd, zoned AS-1. Petition VAR 09-0539-BR, Barbara & William Amheiser, requesting a Variance to the fencing requirements for property located 3101 Indigo Place zoned RSC-6 Petition VAR 09-0540-CW, Scott Behuniak, requesting a Variance to setback requirements for property located 1915 Floresta View Dr, zoned RSC-4 Petition VAR 09-0541-PR, Keith M. Poliakoff, Esq ., requesting a Variance to the buffering and screen ing requirements for property located s/s of Madison Ave ., 950 w/o Joanne Kearey Blvd zoned M. Petition VAR 09-0543-BA, Peter and Macia Alfonso, requesting a Variance to the easement requirements for property located 15219 McGrady, zoned AS-1. Petition VAR 09-0544-ER, lnterplan, LLC, requesting a Variance to buffering & screening requirements for property located 2902 Midway Rd, zoned AS-1. Petition VAR 09-0545-LU, Jan J Biblis & Eric Wolf, requesting a Variance to the fencing, setbacks, and scenic corridor requirements for property located 820 Crenshaw Lake Rd, zoned ASC-1. Petition VAR 09-0546-CW, Jason & Annika Lewis, reqLtesting a Variance to yard setbacks for property located 10425 Orange Dr, zoned RSC-6 Petition VAR 09-0547-EGL, Mary K Colhouer, requesting a Variance to fence & setback requirements for property located 3923 W Crenshaw St, zoned RSC-9. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT RATE $8.00 1-20 WORDS AND 50 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL WORD OVER 20 THIS PRICE IS EACH TIME YOU PUBLISH YOUR AD PUBLICATION DEADLINES Tuesday Edition -Friday @ 3:00 P.M. Friday Edition -Tuesday @ 3:00 P.M. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 13th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2008-15578 HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION Ill, a Delaware Corporation (Plaintiff) vs. ROBERT W. COLEMAN, JR. and AMANDA M. COLEMAN; et al., (Defendants) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to the final judgment/order entered in the above noted case, that I will sell the following property situated in Hillsborough County, Florida described as : Lot 20, Block 4, South Pointe-Phase 3A-3B, According To The Map Or Plat Thereof, As Recorded In Plat Book 86, Page(S) -43 Of The Public Records Of Hillsborough County, Florida at public sale, to the highest bidder for cash, at 2 : 00 P.M on the 2nd Floor, Rooms 201/202 in the George E Edgecomb Courthouse at 800 E Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida 33602 on May 19, 2009. The highest bidder shall immediately post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to five percent (5%) of the final bid. The deposit must be cash or cashier's check payable to the Clerk of the Court. Final payment must be made by 12 : 00 P .M. the nex1 business day ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SUR PLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator's A.D.A. Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, Florida (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, within 2 working days prior to the date the service is needed;. if you are hearing or voice impaired call 1-800-955-8771. Dated this 16th day of April, 2009. PAT FRANK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ LORI DAVIS-CROSS DEPUTY CLERK REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Competitive sealed qualifica tions will be received by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Brooksville, Florida, and publicly opened at the specified time for: RFQ 006-09 Debris Removal Contractors Responses will be accepted on an ongoing basis through April 30, 2012. RFP 008-09 Professional Engineering and Scientific Consultants/Staffing Services for Project Support, Evaluation, and Related Work. Responses are requested to be submitted by June 9, 2009 at 2 : 30p m Specifications may be obtained f or a fee from the District s Internet website at http ://www w a te r matters org / pr o c u r e me nt or purchased from the Purchasing Office, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899, or by calling 352-796-7211, extension 4132, or 1-800-423-1476 (Florida only) or TOO ONLY 1-800-231-6103 (in Florida). Respondents requesting packages through the District will be charged copying and shipping/handling co sts in accordance with District Policy 13-2 -Administrative Fees. The District reserves the right to reject any or all responses received with or without cause. Steven M. Long C.P.M., CPCM, CPPO Contracts Manager Avon Representatives Needed All Areas! Call 813-832-4282 Or E-mail AVONLADYGEORGIA@YAHOO COM Allure Agency Is Searching For Up & Coming Fashion Designers For A 4th Of July Fashion Show. .. Call (813) 300-3563 Cell Phone Reps Needed Part Time Positions Available For College Students And Stay At Home Moms Call (813) 712-8727


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In Loving 9ienwry Of9ioM ::o Mother's Day Memoriam MAYO LA "MAE" WALKER On this Mother s Day we will miss and love you ev e n more. Mom, you were special to us. Your spirit will forever be in our hearts. Love, your children, Tammi and Asha; and grandchil dren, Korturia, Dijonia, and Montenell. In llonor Of Mother CHARLOTIE JOHNSON WILLIAMS October 31, 1927 --September 8, 2004 Our n:zother was a strong and compassionate wompn who loved her family unconditionally. She worked and made sacrifices to be the ever-present and guiding light in our lives. We were blessed to have her as our mother. As a Mother's Day message to everyone whose mother is still among the living, we would like to share First Lady Michelle Obama's statement that, "There isn't a relation ship in a family that is more important than the relation ship a child has with her/his mother, or someone in that role, arid we have to vplue that. We cannot wait to value it, we've got to value it' each and every day. I just wish jo1 all the mothers and children out there that they take the time to reach out, to forgive, to share, to embrace. Because noth ing in your life will ever me more important." We truly share her wish, because we dearly miss ow mother. Mother, we are thankful for the love you gave to us. We will always love and honor you. Your children: Ginger, Johnie, Willie, Jewel, Charles, and Hilton; and the Williams Family. Mother's Day Memoriam LULABRYANT Happy M other's Day to the mo s t pr e cious moth e r grandmothe r and great grandmothe r zn the wodd. Although you're no long e r here, thanks for the million things you gave us: love; strength, d e termination, our religious upbringing and more. Today we're proud to call you mother. The family. Mother's Day Memoriam RUTH SCOTT SOLOMON Sunrise 8/14/1925 Sunset 1/19/2006 We miss you so very. much On every Mothe1's day, Arid everyday since you went away. Before yow soul passed on, You were the cente1' of our lives, It has been 3 yea1s and We still can't believe you are gone. We still celeb1'0te the life you lived, And all the things .YOU gave us, Please think of us, as we think efyou With hea1ts full of love Happy Mother's Day, Mom, we love and miss you. From your loving family. ROSE MARIE SMITH (SPIRES) Memories of you will live forever. We carry you every whete and most impo1tantly, we carry you in our hearts. We love and miss you very much, but God loved you best He took you home to rest. You're here in spirit, but not in the flesh. Love always, Selena, Darryl, Patricia, Katura, Corey, Ponchetta, Fredric, Kendra, Mario, Raina, Freddie, Lakesha, Russell, Clyde, Eric, Bridgette, James, Cecilia, Johnny, Jarvis, Hilton, Iceke, Shequitha, 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildfen. llappy Mother's Day Memoriam SHEILA ALBERTA GREEN WILLIAMS Mothe1, you we1e the best mom in the world. You t(.Je1e such a loving and caring pe1'son, and you we1'e always therefot us and took such good ca1e of us. You taught us how to stay strong and love one another and help each other. We thank you for all that you've done for us : W,e know you eire smiling down on us. Love you, you1' mothe1', child1en, g1'0ndchild1en, sis-tel'S, brother, cmdjamily. In memory of Mom, this Mother's 'Day co 1\) 0 0 <0 r-0 ::0 c )> en m z -t z m r:m c r rm :::! z c m r-c;; ::r: m c m < m -t c m en c )> z c ::0 c ..... (.,) I (")


g In Memory Of Mom N co c a: u.. c a: LL c z <( c C/) w ;:::) ..... > a: w > w c w :I: C/) :::i m ;:::) D. z i= w ..J ..J ;:::) m I ..J w z i= z w C/) a: 0 ..J LL 0 I oo:t ,... w (!) Molher' s Day Mernoriarn MOZELLA WALKER A mother's love is something that no on e can exp lain It's made of deep devotion sacrifice and pain It's e ndless and unselfish and enduring come what may. For nothing can destroy it or take that love away. Love and miss you always, your children and grand children. MRS. ROSE MAIUE SMITH 2/22/41 to 5/26/03 We smiled, we laughed we argued, and probably even disagreed on things, but through it all, I love you! I can't imagine going through life without you. Love you always, Ceceilia, DeDe, Don, Baby, "Tangy," Corelle, Tara, and Lena. ou laugh! us lo live _R:trthday And Molller's Day Memo dam VERA METE\'E It's bee n 12 years, but seems like yesterday. From the Meteye family, w e miss you, Mama. In Remembrance Of Our Mom, Jlappy Molher' s Day GERALDINE JONES ALLEN Sadly missed by Edgar, Joseph, Rayford Blanche and Belle BETIY MORRIS -DANIELS January 27, 1940 --Aprilu, 2008 Happy Mother's Day mom We know this day will neve1 b e the s ame without you prese nt. But we must celebrate as usual knowing your spirit is with us. Love children : Cathy Gail, and Theron, Jr. ; grandchil dren, Jenelle, Jonathan, Theron D Theron, III, Steven, and Bryson; and great grandchildren, Sincere, E. J., Talia and Gasiah. Molher's Day Memoriam MARIE HARRISON Words cannot e xpre ss how much we miss you on Mother's Day and ev e ry day Happy Mother's Day, love your children: Rose, Leonora, Juanita, Elizabeth, Robert, and Terry; also, the grandchildren and great grands. __ P_re_c_io_u_s_An_-MAXINE CLARDY ATLINE McNEAL SHIRLEY ANN McNEAL BRONSON T o the 3 preci ous ladies in h eave n above, on this special day we are sending you our love Happy Mother's Day, the Family.


In %eJtWry Of .Mom Molher's Day Memoriam MRS. MINNIE S. BUTLER Grandmother MRS. MIKOLEAN ADAMS MARTIN Sister MRS. MARIE ADAMS Mother MRS. SHIRLEY ADAMS THOMAS Sister Although you are not here with me I oft e n call your name. My life goes on but things are not the same. You left a void in the hearts of eve ryone you m et. Your memories remain with us, never will we forget. You lived a life of virtue that transcends time and space. You're always in our thoughts, sweet angels, you are in a better place. We all lave and miss you, sadly miss ed by your daughter, sister, and granddaughter, Mrs. Gloria Adams Andrews and family. GLORIYA ANDREWS MOORE FRANCES JUANITA SWIFT Nothing could have prepared us for this devastating loss. We take comfort in knowing God does not make mistakes. We love and miss you. Happy Mother's Day. Molher's Day Memo dam ISHMA 'LETA' OUSLEY March 9, 2005 I will always cherish and love you for you are my sun on a cloudy day. Rest in peace, Grandma, and l e t your light shine my way. Love always, Ramiah Vickers. Remembering llappy Molller's Day DOROTHY CARWISE MALLARD 9/03/1930 --2/21/2009 Momma, we talk everyday, but I miss seeing your face and hearing your voice. I know you are in heaven. We' ll always cherish yow lov ing memori es. Thanks for being a great mothe r. Gone to heaven n e v e r to b e forgotten. Your lov e will forev e r b e present in ow hearts and sottls. Love you Linda Cot n ey and family. MRS. DOROTHY L. KITCHEN SALTER BURGESS Missing you,from Ivery, Linda, Annette, Charles, Christine (Salter), and a host of gmndchildren. Remembering Our Grandmolher llappy Molher's Day .CLAUDIAM. CARWJ'SE ROBERTS uj2o/i914 --12/2/1995 Claudie, I know you and Momma are together again. I can see time. Thank you walking and talking about the old you, for being a beautiful caring, grandmother. You made a footprint in my life We will always miss you. Lov e you Linda Cotney and family. Love> uncondiHonal. ......... Tlta!' s Mama MRS. ALICE MAYHUE Mom, it' s been many years since you left us, but it only seems like yesterday, you are always in our hearts. We love and miss you very much. We will never forget the love you shared. Happy Mother's Day, from thefamily. Molher's Day Memoriam Mom, we'll citways remember that special smile, that cal'ing heart that warm embrace you alwaY.s gave us, qnd you be'ing there for Dad and us. We'll always r emember you, Mom, because there'll never be anothe r one to replace you in ow hearts, and the love we will always hav e for you. Happy Mother's Day from Dad, Phoebe, Junior Angie, Walter, Adrian, Alexis, and oth e r friends and family. "T1 JJ 0 }< s: (X) 1\) 0 0 CJ) m z :::! z m r I m c r r m :::! z "tJ c m c: CJ) m c m < m JJ -< -f c m en 0 )> z c ., :::0 c G) m ..... (J1 I (")


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"T1 In L oving 9\-iemory Of 9vfo9vf Mother's Day Memor i a m MARYS. JONES Sadly missed by James E. Mack. Women Who Changed The World DR. DORIS COPELAND There are women who make things better ... simply by showing up There are women who make things happen. There are women who make their way. There are women who make a difference. And women who make us smile. There are women who do not make excuses. Women who cannot be replaced. There are women of wit and wisdom who --through strength and courage --make it through. There are women who change the world every day. An.d one woman is my mother, Dr. Doris Copeland. Thank you, Queen (Ann) Tesler. llappy Mother's Day ANNETIE M. POOLE 1950--2007 Sadly missed by chil dren, grands, and special friend, Dave. llappy Mother's Day RUTHIEMAE WRIGHT Gone, but not forgotten. Missed by James, Lisa, Henry, Ant, and John. We love you, Mom! Mother's Day Memoriam CYNTHIA ZEIGLER TAYLOR May1o, 1987 It's been 22 years, but you are greatly missed, but never forgotten. From the Taylor and Zeigle r families Mother's Day Memoriam BEULAH MAE WILLIAMS In loving memories of our mother, Beulah Williams. Happy Mother's Day from yow children and family. Mother's Day Memoriam I H. M D moth er, w e love you and miss you so much. From your kids, Harriett, Curtiss, Kim, and Horace Jr We love you. WILLIE MAE MACK We love you and we miss you,from the family. Mother's Day Memoriam VAL Happy Mother' s Day, Val, love always. Mother's Day Memoriam s w s\1 DELORIS GREEN 12/15/1935 --7/13/2000 We miss you on Mother s Day and ev eryday. But God ne e ded you with Him more. H e n e eded another angel. With love thefamily. In Loving Memory Of JENNIFER JOHNSON Happy Mother's Day, you will always be loved. From your daughter, Jenyice and family. Mother's Day Memories MRS. NORA HUDSON Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the Gate. Love, the Hudson family Memoriam BERNICE MITCHELL CYNTHIA WILLIAMS..: REEVES Happy Moth e1's Day Lov e and miss you all From the Mit c h ell Family. :!: 1\) 0 0 (0 "T1 r-0 :a tJ) m z ::! z m r;a:J c: r rm ::::! z ., c: aJ r-c;; ::t m c m < m :a < -4 c: m tJ) c )> z c "T1 :a c


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MRS. LORRETIA M.COTIMAN MRS. JOANN E. BRADLEY There is a special love for a Mother and Godmother for they were chosen by God. I shall always remember my mothers' and godmothers' prayers because they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life Happy Mother s Day! Alexa L. Cottman YOUNG MONEY, TRAPSTAR, COMMANDER, AND CREW Happy Mothe1's Day, from us and our crew to all moth ers. YOUNG MONEY, COMMANDER, YOUNG SPEEDY, AND BOSS Happy Mother's Day,jam. I love ya! Enjoy your day. From your Commander CongralulaHons! YOUNG SPEEDY ANDYAYA To my big sis, Ms Redd on being my prime suspect of a magnificent mom. Happy Mother's Day from Ms. Yaya A Slrong Woman Is A Real Woman MS.REDD That's why on this day I would love to pronounce my wifey of being the Best Mom Happy Mothe r s Day,from Chino RESA, SHIRL, NIKKI, AND SHAWNDA I would like to wish my mama and big sis a Happy Mother's Day. Also, Happy 28th birthday to me, LaShawnda MRS. MARY HUFF To a caring and loving mother. Happy Mother s Day. ; DIONE, YAZ,ANDJAY Envied by plenty loved by few, but what's important Mom you' re loved from your only two, Jay and Yaz Happy Moth e r s Day


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RICHARD AND ALLISON CLEBERT AYANA AND ANAYA CLEBERT I I -=" PEARL "AUNT NITA" JOHNSON From Jeffery and Darlene Chad. You are a wonderful mother to our children and I love you for it. Happy Mother's Day to my partner in life, love Richard. llappy Molher's Day HERBERT AND CARLOTTA Happy Mother's Day, Bae. If I wrote a book about where we stand, the title of my book wouZd be life with That's how you m g/Re .rrze feel I count-yqil = d i;ra blessing. Our love is so ideal I'm honored to be in it. I iknow you feel the samJ. I see it everyday in all the things you do and all the things you say. Baby, you're my rock and that's the truth. I, love you. If there are options, I don't want They're not worth my time, if it ain't you, ooh, no thank you. I like us just fine. Bae, you're the truth through the lies and no matter what I do, I can always count on you, I love y o u love y o u Big H er b llappy Mollter's Day ,MS. .TODJANAE, ANDNIJA Happy Mother s Day to my n 'wther,from Nija and Tadjanae. llappy Moflter's Day RHONDA Hclppy Mother's Day, to iny 1710ther, from your kids. CARLOTTA AND MOTHER, LECINDA llappy Day BA'KIERRA, SHAGORA, AND 1 JIMMYA llappy Molher's Day KATHERINE "MOM" CAREY Happy Mother's Day to ;:;;.:;: From Darlene a'nd Jeffery Chad my lovely mothe1. This is where I get it from. llappy Molllcr's Day DARLENE "SWEETIE". MATTHEWS From your husband, Chad. I'm proud to say it once (mother year of being a lucky mom of my six and pne-year-olds, Jimmya and Ba'Kierm. Happy Mother s Day to my mothers, M1s. Evelyn and Mrs. Shaila. Let the Lord give us the strength to carry on Love, family and frie nds. Mrs. Big! Happy Mothe(s Day or should I say Ms. Fd Hardy. Nfy dear, I looks o good,feel so good, thank Y,ou Lordfo1 blessing me. I I'm one.oJ.'fftitil'"lo v :ea;. child1en and Yo'u cont1 at 1 y1y paths. I have made goQd and bad choices in life, but 1 q1y blessings come because I C ARLOTTA JENKINS have a hemt of gold. 1. .{know they dislike me for no rca son; btit the keeps me blessed l5y the s ewson. I've_ everything in l(le I wanted,, fm .eating good, and my family and husband lot es me so mzti.'ll. And on that n 'ote, Happy Mother' s Day to me and 1 ,11!1 s i s t e r s ; D rik a 3 Li l H op p os Ms. Boobic 0 l> :5: 0) 1\) 0 0 <.0 "TT r-0 ::c 0 )> en m z ::j z m r-1 m c: rr m ::j z "tJ c: m r-Ci) :::t m 0 m < m ::c -< c: m CJ) 0 )>, z 0 "TT ::c 0 G') m w I 0


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MS. ASHLEY ANDMS.REDD Cause on this day shouts are being given to my Big Sis, Ms. Redd. Happy Mother's Day, your lil sis. Ms. Ashley t;>:;1m:&: ANNICEAND PEEWEE Happy Mother's Day to the best mother in the world, that's my mother. Mom, without you there would be no me. Love, Peewee. YOLANDA ANDNIJAH Happy Mother's Day to the world's greatest mom, Yolanda Lee. Love, your son, Nijah. llappy Mother's Day SAUNDRA REEDGUED Words can't express my love for you. Your hard work and determinatiom have brought you so far and will take you even further in the future. All I want to say is Happy Mother's Day and I love you so ... much! With love, your son, Marcus YOUNG SPEEDY AND SEXY SLIM Happy Mothel''s Day to the both of us Ms. Redd and Ms. Quita. HOTROD We love you! Grandmother, you have always been there for us From the Triple Cs. ERIKA PALMORE Two occasions for one loving niece, Happy Birthday and Mother' s Day. Love, Auntie Saundra Shout Out To Us COMMANDER, YOUNG SPEEDY AND TRAPSTAR Happy Mother s Day from Ms. R edd. Guess Wl1o? lla:ppy Mother's Day BJ From: Bl'enda, Tank, Tootsie, Gil'! Mullet, and son-in-law, Jeff. We all love you, Mom. MZ. NOTORIOUS KIM Roses are red, violets are blue. Happy Mother's Day mommie, where would I be without you! Love, Yahni Pooh RENTE' AND RO-RO Happy Mother's Day to the best mother in the world. Love Rente'. REDD,MOM, MOMOE,ANDYAY'A Happy Mothel''s Day to our mom ... Ms. Ann. Fror n your daughtel's, You_ng Speedy, Boss, Yaya, and Ashley. 1' 1\jiCHELLE "SHAKEY'' '' PETERSON ,. SHAKEY Happy Mother's Day with love, Akia Jenkins and Joshala Peterson. AUNTIE LUCILLE, KATIE, AND PEEWEE Happy Mother's Day Grandmom Katie. Love, the family. PEEWEE, AND LI'L QUAT Happy Mother' s Day Auntie Mom, Love Jl.feme and Lil Quat. "T1 r-0 ::z:J c > en m z ::! z m r I OJ c: r r m :::! z ""C c: OJ r (j) :J: m c m < m ::z:J -< -f c: m en c > z c "T1 ::z:J c C') m c.n I c


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I "You're An Angel Yes, h s Offidal 1-lapp y Molher's ])a_y JEDARIC, SR., LIL CHRIS, CE'QUAN, RENIYA, AND REGINA Happy Mother's Day R e gina l o ve, J e daric, Sr. Lil Chris, C e 'Quan and R e niya Happy Moth e r s Day R e gina lov e Happy Mother s Day to a wonde 1jid grandma and mom love you. JANICA AND JA'KEVION Happy Mother's Day, mommy, coming from Ja'Kevion. NAKIA 'AND ERIUNA \ Happy Mother's Day, Mama. Love your Baby girl Eriuna. MEKA AND JIMMY H appy Mo th e r's Day, bae, lov e always, Jimmy. Ilappy Molher's Day, }ennifer RACHEL AND SHAWLETI Happy Mother' s Day, .Jennifer, from your lil stunnas, Rachel and Shawlett. Love always. Ilappy Modter's Day MIKE AND LAY-LAY Bae, you mean the world to m e and rem e m b e r only th e stmngest survive. Happy Mothe r s Day, lov e Mike MR. AND MRS. BURR Moth e r's Day is every day for this blessed Mother of God She is a devoted wife, mother, and.friend. Jn all that s h e does she truly shows that "She can do all things throu g h Christ who strengthens h er." Happy Mother s Day, Sharamine Burr, lov e your husband, and girls. KORNIESHA, MOMMY, MIA, LEXSUS, ARMANI, MIRACLE, AND FAITH The love of family is what makes life beautiful, despite everything we love you mommy. Love your six pack. trolr:-Ms. Yaya '. MS. DIONE, MS. BOSS, AND YOUNG SPEEDY Happy Mother s Day to all my ones behind me! CXl 1'\) 0 0 <.D "TT r-0 ::0 c )> en m z :::J z m r-1 III c: r rm :::J z "tt c: OJ r-u; :I: m c m < m ::c -< c: m en c )> z c ., ::c c G) m <.D I c


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Parl Of Me ... MS. KAY MRS. HENRY MS. LUSCIOUS Mother, you deserve this and so much more, without you there's no me. Happy Mother's Day mother! With much love from your daughter, Ms. Danielle! The PHlmans MR. AND MRS. MR. AND MRS. PIITMAN PIITMAN I would like to wish the love of my life the mother of my unborn child a Happy Mother's Day Love, Bumpa. lleaven Senl _,_ ... MS. YVONNE Happy Mother's Day, Mommie, love Missy and Tiny. MOMAGALAND JOHNEATHER BUBBA, LIL BUBBA, DONTE, JOHNEATHER, FAITH AND DESMOND .. .-:. J\ ,. < When God sent you, H e sent an angel : That s why we appreciate you as a moth er and grandmother We love you and miss you very much. Happy Mother's Day! Love Johneather, Bubba, Dante, grandchildren D esmo nd, Faith and Lil Bubba BRIDGEIT, POKEY, SHAWN, MUTA, ANDPOOHLO Happy Mother's Day to Brenda Newson' s girls, Bridgett, Pokey, Shawn, Muta, Monique, and Pooh lo. R I.P. Ma! llappy Mother's Day To All Mothers MARION JONES From Marion Jones DOMINIQUE ANDTISHA Sisters at heart, partn e rs in crime, but when it com es to ow kids, we bout whatever at anytime. So on this day, we would lik e to wish each other a Happy Mothe r's Day. Rlcssed MS.MEKA I could not hold this title down if it wasn't for my 7 blessings. God has blessed me, so I'm wishing myself a Happy Mother's Day, I deserve it. My kids are the reason why I hold my head up high (I have earned this title). COMMANDER ANn YOUNG MONEY It doesn t get any better than us! Sis, like it was once said to me, no weapon fanned against us shall prosper. Whatever obstacle may li e in our paths, w e tL'ill :II c s: (X) 1\.) 0 0 (() "T1 r 0 :II c )> en m z ::! z m r I ttJ c r r m ::! z "'tJ c ttJ c en ::I: m c m < m :II -< -f c m en c ")> z c "T1 :II c overcome! ..... ..... Bappy Mother's Day. 1


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MS. MAGNIFICENT Ms. Magnificent is a daughter, sista, friend, and most of all, a mother. Happy Mother's Day! APPLE BOTTOM Happy and Mother's Day Hope you enjoy your day, Bae, Lov e CA.B. GWEN SNEED Grandma, you are a mother an d grandmother every day. Happy Mother's Dayfrom all ofus. DESHAWNDA, T-BABY, LIL CED, AND TINA Ms. lndependenl MS.TOYA 2009 AWARD WINNERS Wishes are going out to our very special, independent mom who's a full time mother 365 and leap 366 a year. Happy Mother's Day. No Drama Mamas and Happy Birthday Tierra We lov e you. Love, your lil ones MR. AND MRS. HAMILTON People said we weren't going to last long and they stay trying to break us apart. Our love for each other is so strong I guess that's why it's been 15 months and we are together Keda just wants you to know that you are my everything If:appy Mother' s Da.y, love Derral, Elex, Emonte, Lee-Lee and Derral, Jr. MS:BELINDA A blessing in our life, we thank God everyday. We love you, Ma. From your better halves: Ronnie, Nene, Tishia, .Torrie, NeNe, and Jacquez. Mother's Day JACKIE ARMSTRONG E llis Armstrong wishes his wife, Jackie Armstmng, a Happy Mother's Day. I lov e you and I hold the key to yozir h eart "T1 r-0 ::rJ c )> en m z ::::! z m r-1 DJ c rrm ::::! z "C c DJ r-cn :I: m c m < m ::rJ < -t c m en c )> z c "T1 c


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:D 0 RICKY, TYRICK, AND SHONDA Daddy and I would like to say thanks for giving m e a wonderfulfirst year of life with many more to come. Love, Tyrick and Ricky Mann. TASHA KENTAE, DARIUS, JAMARCUS, TASHA, AND KEYAIRA Happy Mother's bay to our and beloved sister. You re always there for us and we love you for it. Love, Kentae Darius, Keyaira, and Jamarcus. Also, Mother's Day wishes go out to the late Pauline Hightower and Viola Hightower. We love you and we miss you. SHANNA, CHYNA, AND SHAWANDA Happy Mother's Day wishes go out to my 3 beautiful daughters, Chyna, Shawanda, and Shanna. Hope ya'll see many more. Love, Ma. Also, Happy Mother's Day toMs: Boo, Cotton, Weewee, Toy, Marilyn, Shaorn, Gee Gee, .Quanna, Ms. Isabel, Shawn, and Tangy Happy Mother's. Da BOSS AND T. 0. This Is The Life ANTONIO, TONIO, BOSS, T. 0., TONAEH, ZAHRIA, NIYAH, AND TONY BOSS AND T. 0. First comes love, then comes kids, what comes next? Happy Mother's Day, Boo I Jappy Day SALEEM 0. SIMPSON We're t1uly blessed with you as our mom. Love, your children, Ms. Ayyanna, 28; Mr. Saleem 21; and Ms. Paris, 3 years old. DIANE MITCHELL From your children and grandchild1en, love always and forever TASHA Happy Mother's Day to th e #1 Lady in my life. Love Danny Boy. Mom,You're The Resl LOUELLA ROSEBORO Happy Mother's Day to ow wonde1jitl mom, Ms. Lo!!d!c. we iove you, mom, Yvette, Yvonne, Herschel, and Rodney TABITHA AND JUKORI Love your son, Jukori. MEKA, KESHA, ANDMYIA l-fnnnJI 1\;fni-J,, ..... ... T), .. 1-" __ .... ]:'/:"!) .U.&VUIC'I ...-,:, .L.Juy 'V all the mothers. Divas, keep the faith s t1ong determination is the key to yow success. s: ?< _?) 1\) 0 0 c.o "T1 r-0 :D 0 )> (/) m z ::::! z m r-1 OJ c: r rm ::::! z c: OJ c (/) m 0 m < m :D -< -1 c: m (/) 0 ?< )> z 0 :D 0 ?< ..... U1 I 0


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RAN, DRENNA, AND T.T. Happy Mot h er's Day! TAMMIE BELL-MICKENS Enjoy your day! We love. you, Mi'ckey, Josetta, Jonecia, and Devarius. MS. PUNKIN We would like io send a Mother s Day shout out to our mother, our friend, the lov e of our live s, Ms. Punkin. Mom, it's your day so enjoy it. Love, your kids, Mann, Chris, Shae, Willie, Swap, Baby, and Angel MS. DORAINE SMITH Happy Mother's Day wishes go out to atir lovely mom, Ms. Doraine Smith. Ma you're one in a million. If all moms like you and grand ma, this would be a bette1 world. Love, Chinelqua, Shawanda, Wayne, Ronald, Walter, James, and Denesha, and your grandkids. We love you, Ma! SISTA We would lik e to wish our world's greatest mom a Happy Motner's Day, from Tasha, Runt, and Big Squeeky. TRICE AND TIERRA TRICE, NANIA, TOOT, DADDY, AND TIERRA Happy Mother's Day Mz. Tierra from your true friend, Trice. Love you. LILLIE IRONS To the best mother in the whole wide world, who i i always there through the good times and the bad times. And all your kids appreciate every time you say and do for us and also all the grandkids. Love, Irma, Diane, Alphonso, and Pat. IIappy Modter's Day FRANCHESA, ANGELAANDJONESIA What thre e can do it better than us, "none." Happy Mother's Day. WhalA Woman1 DREANNA AND DAVID Lady of the Year, Happy Mother's Day, my dearest friend. MS. PUNKIN Happy Mother's Day to the love of my life loving you more and more everyday. RANCES, T.T., LAYLE,ANDDRENNA Two daughte1s and one .fi .iend, who do you think? Happy Mother's Day, Mom. 'TI r-0 JJ 0 )> (J) m z :::! z m r-1 OJ c rr m :::! z "tJ c OJ !: (J) ::::c m 0 m < m JJ -< -4 c m (J) 0 )> z 0 'TI JJ 0 ... I .... """' I 0


Ol 0 0 N co :; > <( c a: LL c a: LL c z < c C/) w ::I 1-w > w c w :1: C/) ::::; CD ::I a. 1-w ..J ..J ::I CD ...:, w z i= z w C/) < c a: 0 ..J LL c I co ,... NENE MOM Happy Mother's Day to my s oon-to-be wife, Nene and mom. Love both of you, Boo! .) LILHENRY MALIK {.t We would like to wish our mama a Happy Mother's Day. We love you, Lil Henry, a.k.a. Fye, and Malik, a.k.a. Lil Chucky. MS. PORCIA, MS. ARIEL, MS. ANGELINE, AND MS. TISA These are the definition of real mothers Wishes go out to my crew on Mother's Day,from Ariel. l T "-'\ f""> f"?" ) r ''> ot ... er,s ..... '"". ... POOH AND MS. PUNKIN Just would like to send a shout out to the #1 Lady in my life and wish her a Happy Mother's Day And let her know she's my rock and we are going to continue to climb our mountain together llappy Mother's Day GLORIA ALLMAN What a G-Mom, the best of the year and more to come. Happy Mother's Day; Mom and G-Mom. Also, Sarah Lee, Geneieve, Mary Ann, and Jackie. lley Now! ZAMARA, AKA, MS. SEXY ; AND CAROLYN, AKA MS.SEXYRED Look who it is, the #1 Mothers of the Year Our Angel SYBIL KAY ANDREWS Mommy, as children, we didn't appreciate a mother who rose early to cook us breakfast every morning, stayed up late to help us with school projects, and worked overtime to participate in all of our activities. We just assumed every mom was like ours. Yet, now as we juggle the many tasks of our lives, we value the strength of a woman who could juggle so many tasks effortlessly. Mom, you are the most amazing person we know and we are so privileged that God chose us to be your daughters. There is no one like you, we love you! Love Alexis Wells and Allison Clebert. FRAN AND DRENNA I want to wish the world's greatest mom a Happy Mother's Day! Yes, It's Me, Drenna DRENNA Look, but don't look too hard. Happy Mother's The Family Love, Shameka Carla, and girls


"T1 ll .:< MINNIE L. PEOPLES To Minnie L. Peoples, a true phenomenal woman, Happy Mother's Day; from your children. ANNA AND TIARA I never would have made it without you! We love you, Ms. Howard. JACQUELINE ROBINSON To my loving wife of soon to be 5 years. I love you with all my heart, Tommy. ROSIE ANDERSON To Rosie Ande rson an extraordinary woman, Happy Mother's Day; from your children. llappy Modter's Day JADEN AMOURE' ANDSHALISE MONET' To the one that always puts u s first, my love, my friend, my #1 mom. MS. SANDRA We would like to wish our wonde 1ful mother a "Happy Mother' s Day." Fr.om your children and grandchildren. JUANITA SCOTT SAILS To our mom, Juanita Sails, whom w e love and c heri s h h e r 83 years. K eep smiling mom; from your childre n grands, and great grands. BERTHA, RED, AND POOH Happy Mother's Day to a wonde 1ji.tlmothe r Love always, Red and Pooh Jlappy Mollter's Day JON-JON AND LOU-LOU To my main lady on this special day. Th e re's no other/ike you. MRS. TIFFANY SURELLER From your husband, Ramon, and mother-inlaw, Ms. T anya Richardson. VERONICA E. WILLIAMS Thanking Him for His gmce of giving us another year with you. With all our love, your children and grands. llappy Modler's Day MRS. TISA Happy Mother's Day f1om Jakai, family, and th e c r e w. MRS. MARY RICHARDSON Momma, Happy Birthday, 5-21-2009; from Ms. Tanya Richardson and sons, Ramon and Rashard. MS. SHELIA ANDMS.P Happy Mother's Day to the wodd' s best moms and gmndmas. Love, all the kids and grandkids. DR. GLORIA JOHNSON Praise the Lord, I jus t want to tell my spiritual mothe r Dr. Gloria Johnson, that I lote ha and I 1e a/ly thank God f(w putting you in my l(f(>. Happy Mothers Day Sis. Shirley #:2. 3: 00 1\) 0 0 (0 "T1 r-0 ll 0 l> (/) m z ::! z m r-1 IJJ c r r m ::! z c IJJ c (/) J: m 0 m < m ::D -< c m (/) 0 l> z 0 "T1 0


m 0 0 N co :; >"' < 0 a: u. c a: u.. c z < c CJ) w :::::> .... > a: w > w c w ::1: CJ) :::i m :::::> a. z Iii ..J ..J :::::> m ..:. w z i= z w CJ) < c a: 0 ..J u.. c I 0 N w MRS. SYLVIA L.HURLE MRS. WILLIE MAE YATES MRS. MARY E. YATES We love you, from the Yates Family. Jn Loving Memory Molher, triend MS. LOUVENIA GRAHAM To us you were all of these. We miss you very much and God hqs given us strength to carry on There will always be a place in our hearts and mind-for you, Daughter and grands. In Loving Memories OfMolher HENRIETTA (REEVES) TROUP Mama, it's been 21j2 months since God called you home. We love and miss you. Love; your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends, sisters, and brothers. llappy Molher's Day, Mom MS. MARTHA HARPER Love Chester, Gidgett, and family. Molher's Day Memorial 1': .... MRS. CARMELINA "CAMMIE" ZEIGLER Sunrise: Aug. 19, 1924 Sunset: Nov. 16, 2007 To my mother and all of our moms, from all your adult children Vand e rlyn (Van), Jackie, Beverly, Maya John, Jr., Michael, and Ronnie. Ma, we would like to say on this Mother s Day how much we are still loving and missing you. Not a day goes by without one of us mentioning your name or saying something sweet about you. We love and miss you dearly, mama, The Zeigler Family I n Memory Of Our D ear Sweel, Kind And loving Molher And Grandmolher HATTIE LUCAS Mother is soft tiptoes and sweet hugs. Mother is true love wisdom and strength. Mother is warmth, grace, soft ness and cheer. Mother's love is blessed special, unend ing. No one takes Mother's place. Mother if we could build a stairway to heaven we'd walk up there and bring you home again. Mama we miss you so much Tears cannot express our heartaches. Mama we will love youforever more ..... Your c hildr e n Jeraldine Y'Vonne", St. Clair Jr., Bemice, Reginald and Grandchildren ....... llappy Molher's Day To Our r Queen ., ELIZABETH "COOKIE" YORK You a re tr.uly missed! Love always, Sabrina, Michelle, and Shawn. Molher's Day Memoriam THELMA PORTER Although you're gone and wef:!.re apart, you will always be. in our hearts, on our minds We love and miss you, Happ. y Mother' s Day, Brenda, Marlene, John, Herbert, andfamily. Ay


IIV SHIRLEY SIMPSON Mom, it's been hard without you being here in our lives, especially for Mother's Day. We cry many of days and ask why. But, now we understand why, because God didn't want you to suffer. We love you forever. Your kids Regina Punkin, and Mike, and all your grands and great grand kids. LAVERN MIKE Mother, it's been 2 years since you departed from my life. I miss you so badly, my heart aches daily. All I can think of is you. I see you, I breathe you, I awake at night calling for you, mama ... mama, come back. But you never do, then I realize that she's really gone. I sing One Of These Mornings often. And when I hear that sweet voice of my (mom) again, then I will know that we have met again I love you, "Mama." Happy Mother's Day, love Tera, Barbara, Carla, Vincent, Delbra, and brother, Blue. NORVANA AJAWYNN I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord." Psalms 122:1 Love, Gloria Padrica, and Geraldine. In Loving Memory Of Vellena Valdez VALLENA VALDEZ i "It's been many years now, Mom, since the day you went away; Yet, it seems likejust last night I watched you fade away. Mom when you closed your eyes, I knew my heart would break. So many things we didn t do, so many trips we didn't take. I miss all the things you did for me, the things w e did together, all the things we should have done but thought we hadforever. Mom, I know I said I'm missing you; your touch, your smile your love, I know somewhere in the heav ens, Lies a beautiful God Given Dove." Happy Mothers Day, from Greg and Loretta Robinson, Frank Valdez, Sr., and the Valdez Family. MARY RIDLEY 8/6/21 --11/23/06 ELIZABETH RIDLEY 5/2/14 --:--7/12/07 To be. absentfrom the body is to be present Mary, Cynthia, Denise, Micheal, Laurette, Trice, Babbette, Ginger, Darrqn, Darrica, Derek, Bethel, III, Apge'la, Angel,. Ashlee, Destiny, Bethel IV, Brianna, Derek, Jr. DeJa, Asia, Courtney, Darriel, Shawn, Twanda, Isiah, Johnathan, Williah, Riquetta, Ricky, Camry Willie,. and Desarae. RUBY LEE JACKSON She lov ed her children tenderly and held them close .in her heart where all her brightest hopes and dreams resided. She raised us with gentle words, with tender lou' ing care, thanks mom we love an d miss you,. Love alwaysJ your daughters, Gloria, and Geraldine Thinking Of You, Molher MS. CARMELINA 8/19/1924-11/26/2007 Still missing you and loving you. Your daught er, Jackie. You On Modler's Day EVANGELIST E;MMA LEE CARPENTER Sadly missed on this Mothe1's Day by you1 children, grandchild1en, and family. ., r 0 l::J c )> (JJ m z :::t z m r I m c: r r m :::t z "'C c: m r en X m c m < m :::c -< -4 c: m (JJ c )> z c ., l::J c G') m I\) ..... I c


en 0 0 C'\1 co :E >"' < c a: LL c a: LL c z < c CJ) w :: 1-> a: w > w c w ::1: CJ) :i D :: D. z iii ..J, ..J :: D ..:. w z i= z w CJ) < c a: 0 ..J LL l-lappy Mother's Day SISTER BERTHA JACKSON 7/24/1935 --3/22/07 Mother not only have you given us life, but you've given us the strength to be who we are. We love you for it. Happy Mother's Day, Michael, Pat, Lisa, Byron, Victoria, and grands lla:ppy Mother's .;Oay,Mama TINA MARIE PRATT 1-4-19 --l-31-09 T the Time we spenrtogether:. 1 Deep In our; heart!i, we know there's 1w love like a mother's love. N Knowing you are resting with the Lord where there's No pain. A You will be Always forever in our hearts. Loving you forever! Your children, grands, and g1eat grands In Memory Of Gladys Dixon IUue GLADYS DIXON BLUE Mama, it's been 2 years since God has called you home. We miss you so much and I want you to know you're always with me wherever I go. Love, June and Tommy Lee. ANNIE LOU PUGH Mama, been 3 years since God called you home and we still miss you so much. I thank you for all the love you gave us and all your kindness You are truly missed, love, Jay, Terrance, Sammie, Chris and Shirley .PHYLLIS ... ARMSTRONGGone, but nev e1 fo,got t e n love the family. Mother's Day Memoriam MRS. MAMIE BOWICK A single rose is all I have to give, it seems so small compared to the life you gave me to live. But, a rose is the most beautiful flower of all and is above all others, that's why I compare a rose to you, the Queen of all Mothers For Granny ... May 11, 2009, your children, Pearl, Willis, Clem, and Charles. JOSEPHINE HARRIS LUCIUS We miss you dearly, love your family. RACHEL PHILON We love you and miss you From your husband kids, grandkids, an d g reat gra n d lcitls. Mothe r's Day Mento dam ANNIE MAE BAILEY 7/21/24 --4/9/07 Happy Mother's Day to the world s greatest moth er and what a grand one you were. I love y ou nally. Your loving granddaughter, Michelle "BB" Mills. DOROTHY BEATRICE BURNS May 10, 1915 -"January 7, 2004 It' s hard to believe it's been five years since you went on to yow eternal ho me. !.leroy, your son is all alone without the family and I miss you. From your family Mother's Day Memoriam MRS. GERTRUDE (GRANNIE) McCOY May 15,1915-July 26, 2007 Happy Mothei's Day and your birthday in heaven. We love and miss you. Love, Robin (Bobbie) Thompson andfamily. In Memory Of MRS. MATTIE CORBIN On Mother's Day Missing you and always thinking .of you: 'From your daughters,Marzon Jones, Pat1 ; icia Wilsori, and Betty Corbin. t ; -: ... MaY-J .O, 2DD.9. __ m.. : ... .. :'; l' New Mt. Silla M. B. Church : = ___ ?}q2 ___ J ... : "Her Children Rise And Call Her 8/essed.''Proverbs .. I .. S ednl Guest: l\linisters of Music, Da' tona Beach


Mightv women Of God Conference Th e Women of Zion International Mighty Women Of God Conference was h e ld April 23-25, 2009 at th e Clarion Hot el. The th e m e was L e t My Spirit L ea d You. The three -da y event f eature d several guest s p eakers, workshops, activities an d prizes. The culminating eve nt was th e b a nqu e t a nd testimoni a l pageant, which honored sever a l women. (Photography by Brunson) Reverend Pauline Cole is the Founder/President of the \'\'omen or'Zion International. Elder Michelle B. Patty was one of the honorees. With her are Jalen 0. Patty and Deacon Jesse L. Patty. Among the w ere Mother Estella Vinson and Reverend Josephine Townsend. Another honoree was Dr. Harriet Boyd, shown with her husband, Dr. David Boyd. Margaret Smart was one of the guests at the Women Of Zion International Conference. Women of Zion International representatives Brenda McDaniel and Jackie Brown. Daniel Westbrooks attended the Women of Zion Conference. In attendance at the Women of Zion Mighty Women of God Conference for 2009 were Andrea Craddax, AI-Andre Williams and EJecta Davis. "T1 r 0 :::0 c )> en m z ::::f z m r I OJ c r r m :::! z '"0 c OJ r u; ::I: m c m < m :::0 -< -1 c m en c )> z c "T1 :::0 c G) m Wanda and the Goldenaires provided gospel entertainment for the evening. 1\lembcrs are 1\lary Bake1 Brenda Johnson, Mary Blake, Wanda Johnson and Mozella Randle. 6


g Back Page N aS :E >= < c a: u. c a: LL. c z < c en w ::::;) t-w > w c w J: en ::::i m ::::;) a. z i= w ...J ...J ::::;) m ...J w z i= z w en 0 ...J LL. Gospel Plav Focuses on loss 01 A Mother On Sunday, May 10th, members of the community will have an opportunity to sit backand enjoy the stage production, "I Sho' Do Miss My Mama." The production will take place at the Pepin Hospitality Center, 4121 N. soth Street, at 4 p.m. The play, which has a local cast of about 35, is the brainchild of Ms. Beverly Grant. Ms. Grant, a Tampa native, said she wrote the play with a purpose. "This play is in memory of my parents, the late Clarence and Sadie Grant, Sr. I was trying to reach peo ple who still have a mom. "I hope the play will give them the insight of realizing that if you have a mother, you should treat her well. It has been 20 years since my mother passed away, but God has kept us through it all." While the initial focus may be on cherishing your mother, Ms. Grant said the play is about much more than that and that it has something for everyone "We leave no stone unturned. It has something for the homeless, the addicted, the ill, .it has something for everyone," she said. She further stated that the gospel based, "I Sho' Do Miss MS. BEVERLY GRANT ... Author /Producer My Mama" is her second stage production. The first, entitled "Stand," was produced while she was in the Panhandle. The play takes you on a roller coaster of emotions as you laugh, cry, sing, and praise God. The talented actors promise a show that the audience won't soon forget. She decided to use local budding actors for the play because she feels cities "are full of untapped, raw, and hidden talent that is just waiting an opportunity to be discov ered." Ms. Grant launched her writing career as a songwriter about 15 years ago. Three years ago, she decided to try her hand at writing plays. The mother of one son and three granddaughters, Ms. Grant credits her family with being her inspiration. "My family is the greatest inspiration in my life and I thank God for blessing me with this opportunity." "This play is in memory of my mother as well as a tribute to Mother's Day," she said. City Editor Iris B. Holton can be contacted at (813) 248-1921 or by e-mail: Hair Stvlists Take Pan In Walk-A-Thon Planned On Saturday, May 9th, the Walk With Us To Cure Lupusi Lupus Walk-A-Thon sk walk will take place at Al Lopez Park. The event will begin at 10a.m. The walk is designed to raise both awareness and dollars for the fight against lupus. The co:nmunity is invited to come out and participate. In support of Ms. Shonda Benjamin, members of M Salon 1, 2008 Steve Harvey Hoodie award winners, will participate in the local event to walk for a cure and raise the awareness A family member and close friend of the stylist at M Salon 1 family, Ms. Benjamin was diagnosed with Lupus in 2001. She, along with thousands of other women, are in need of help to find a cure for the disease. The Alliance for Lupus Research was founded in 1999 through the vision and commitment of Robert Wood Johnson IV. Since its inception, the Alliance for Lupus Research has committed more than $50 million to lupus research. Now the organization seeks to raise unprecedented additional funds for research through the ALR Walk program. 100% of the money raised will go to support the work of well-established researchers currently working in the field and to attract bright and energetic new scientists to support lupus research. Anyone interested in participating or who want to find out more about the walk can call (813) 927-1555 or by email at sbbenjamin4@yahoo.com H -usband II Woman Killed -In Accident Still In Shock Edward Tabor and Angalia Whicker-Tabor were married less than a month ago on April 24th. They had known each other for years, and chose that day to get married because it was the birthday of Angalia's mother, Ms. Betty Callaway. The couple never had a chance for a honeymoon. Mrs. Whicker-Tabor was one of three family members killed.in an accident Saturday evening. They were returning to Tampa from Jacksonville after attending the graduation of a niece. Also killed in the accident were Ms. Stephanie and 9-year-old Cyenna Watts. Mr. Tabor said he and Angalia have a 12-year-old daughter together, Sentavia, and she was riding in the lead car that was driven by Shawn Callaway. "I'll never forget hearing her voice on the phone. She called me screaming about the accident. She saw the car flip ping and people being thrown all over the place. She saw her mother and ran over to see if she could help her. It was horrible for a child to see her mother that way and could do nothing to help her." "When our daughter called, I jumped in a car with others from Tampa, got to Daytona, and it was like a nightmare. I'm still devastated by the whole thing. I lost a son and ANGALIA WHICKERTABOR wife in an accident and to go through this again is unbearable Tabor said he's leaning on God and putting his in Him to give him strength "I really appreciate my wife's family for helping me get through this. They are very strong people, and have helped keep me calm throughout this entire ordeal." On the other family members injured in the accident, Mr. Tabor said Ms. Betty Callaway has been released from the hospital. Sh e didn t know about the others who died at first, but _now that she knows, she's tried to be strong for all of us." Mr. Tabor said the two children, Unique Callaway, 9; and Lil' Will are expected to be released soon "Unique is still battling through her injuries but she's going to make it." Mrs. Angalia WhickerTabor was born and raised in Tampa and a graduate of King High School. She was very involved in church activities at New First Union and a devoted mother. Mrs. Whicker-Tabor's mother, Ms. Sarah Barnum, said her daughter was a diligent church worker. "She was also quite an ath lete, having played basketball T n junior high school and high school. She was never afraid to try anything." Funeral services are planned for May 16th with .Ray Williams Funeral Home in charge. llappy Molher's Day I='romThe J:loriJa Don'l Miss 2009 Graduale [JtHon In Slores May 29, 2009


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