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Celebrating 64 Years In The Tampa Bay Area Robbery AHempt Fai Is At Longshoremen's Hall SEE PAGE 17 -CDC YOUTH LEADERSHIP GRADUATION CELEBRATION The CDC of Tampa, Inc.'s Youth Leadership Movement Class of 2009 Graduation Celebration was held on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at the Cyrus Greene Recreation Center. The keynote speaker for the evening was USF's Dr. Samuel L. Wright, Sr. David Jones is the Program Manager and LaFe Thomas is the Youth Advisor. The Class of 2009 includes Samantha Nester, Brenae Allen, Jovanna Harris, Maria Cenoble, Asia Berry, Courtney Sampson, Jasmine Henley, Cherron Hobley, Amber Baster, Aldreshia Boykin and Daniele Mitchell. In the rear, Darren Baker, Monor Mortume, Jiovanna White and Colin Carter. Toni L. Watts is the Chief Executive Officer and Albert Lee, Jr. is Chairman of the Board. (Photography by Brunson) ..... Civil Rights. Leader To Offer Training SEE PAGE 3 Shriners Ofter Youth Mantoring Program SEE PAGE 3 Over 100 Respond To Woman Needing Blood SEE PAGE 8 Award Winner Wants To Help Teens Excel SEE PAGE 2


0) g Features N c a:: u. c c C/J w >-0:: w c w ::t C/J ::i m :::1 a.. z F= w ..J ..J :::1 m I ..J w z F= z w C/J < c a:: 0 ..J u. N w a.. Desire To Help Drew 'We Deliver' Award Winner To Classroom Bill Hoffman, left, is shown presenting a $10,000 check to Ross Anderson, the 2009 "We Deliver" Award Winner. BYIIUS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Mter graduating from Hillsborough High School in 1984, Ross Ander,son concentrated on entering the business arena. He never thought back then that his path would lead him to the classroom. Friday;, the unexpected happened,_,. to Anderson when Hillsborough County School Superintendent MaryEllen Elia appeared at Van Buren Middle School. She, along with an entourage of well-wishers, converged on the campus to present Anderson with the 2009 "We Deliver' Award and the $10,000 check that goes with the honor. Anderson may have been surprised, but the young men he mentors to weren't. They were all dressed in black pants, white shirts, and ties for the occasion. As Anderson went to the stage to accept the award, the youngsters showered him with silly string. "It still hasn't hit yet," he said when about lmt -4Jeing r ,roosenamong 700; candidates honor. I do is for the kids and it is great especially when the principal supports you." Anderson is unique in that he has launched his teaching career less than five years ago after working with the youngster he ment-ored in the Big Brothers Program. "I wasn't happy with the classes they had him in, and I knew that he was very smart. I started visiting his school and he was placed in advanced classes. He is now a student at Florida Atlantic University." He said while working with him, he came to realize. that if the. boys weren't playing sports, they fell through the cracks. and no one seemed to care. Anderson 91:itained ...... his B. A .. the Columbia :,!_ Southern University;: in'_ while an employee Verizon an,q 'then became 'ii;fr,i entrepreneur. His suggested that he shoufd at least substitute in the school system if he wasn't going to teach. Mter interviewing with former Sligh Principal, Juanita Underwood, nearly five years ago, Anderson was convinced to at least try teaching. After being hired at Sligh, Anderson founded the Men of Vision Program for the students. During the first year, he spent his own money to beautify the school and get the boys involved : in corimi'unity serviCe: After' Mrs. Underwood was transferred to another school,"Anderson fount:! he didn't have the support base in her reptacemEmt and was let go: He was hired by Dr. JoAnn Reddin, princ:ipal at Van Buren Middle School. Serving as a Reading Resource teacher, he expects the students to read at least three books a month. He requires they maintain at ]east a 2.0 grade point average. The of the youngsters participating in "Men of Vision'' are also required to take an active role in the organization. This bond allows Anderson to serve as a liaison between the school and the parents, if needed. In addition to ensuring that the boys reach their full potential in the classroom, Anderson seeks to help them become well roundedby things they might not otherwise experience.. The 60 members of "Men of Vision" have attended sporting events, visited college campuses, and take part in community service activities. .r:.: Anderson said success rate is not 100%, and that he has lost 7 students to the adult education program. But, he stays in contact with them, and continues to offer them encouragement. When asked what he plans to do with the $10,000 award, Anderson said, "I'm trying to get a 15 passenger van so that more of the boys can go on trips. My van only holds 7 passengers." Amember of Jackson Heights Church of Christ; Anderson said, "Transpor tation is. our biggest iS&Ue., I hope someone in the community can help us with this." Ms. Charla Kerwin, of Springhead Elementary Sehool; Ms. Angela Keller, of Greco Middle School; and Wayne Stinnard, of Cypress Creek Elementary School were chosen as "We Deliver" finalists. They were surprised and presented checks for $1,000 by Deputy Superintendent Ken Otero, Deputy Superintendent Dan Valdez, and Assistant Superintendent Lewis Brinson. West Tampa Group To Honor Pioneers Of The Past BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer On Tuesday (today) at 6:30 p.m., nine people will be honored by the Old West Tampa Neighborhood Association and Crime Watch Organization 2009. The appreciation ceremony will be held at the West Tampa Library, 2312 West. Union Street, JIMMIE L. GRAY ... one of nine honorees on the corner of Howard "We will also. have and Union. Patricia Dempsey, The pioneers of the Tampa Fire Department past to be honored will be Unit. 9 Community Mrs. Lillie M.' Howard, Education Speeialist, and Mrs. Pearl Coffee, Mrs. Ralph Kelly from the Mildred Reed, Mrs. Lu city's Code Enforcement. Henry Davis, Mrs. Division. Loretta Jones, Mrs. "We've had several Sandra Beals, Mrs. Carla f" th t t' Ires over e pas ew Jackson, Mr. Jimmie th th t h. man s <;t ave Gray, and Mr. Alex involved seniors. That's Carter. why it:s so important. Those selected were that. Ms. Dempsey talk to chosen by their neighbors them about safety and to and the eommunity. tell them they can get Charlene White, and fire o{ the .. -detectors.", West. Tampa Neighbor Ms. White said the hood Association and entire eommunit.y is Crime Watch, said welcome to come out. and representatives from the join them to help honor Tampa Poliee Depart. the people instrumental ment. will be present, in representing the along with District I residents of Old West Major, Sophie Teague. Tampa


Features Youth Organization Otters Mentorship, Guidance And Activites BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Ms. Lynne Passmore, a single mom, was looking for an organization to enroll her son in that would develop him into a well-rounded citi zen and offer opportunities. She learned about the Har ram Temple 23, Prince Hall Shriners', Harram's Kids and attended a meeting. "I believe it to be a wonder ful program and a tremen dous opportunity for young men in our community. In light of the many recent headlines involving young men and destructive behav iors, the program would be an excellent means to reach out to some of our young men and teach them the traits of what it truly means to beaman." However, Ms. Passmore JOHNNIE HiSMITH, JR. Youth Director of Har ram'sKids was distressed by the fact that there were only two other families at the meeting. The reason for the low atten dance 1s because the ANTHONY JONES CoYouth Director of Har ram'sKids is being re-introduced to the community, Anthony Jones, Co-Chairman ofHar...: ram's Kids said. The program, which serves N .oted Civil Rights Leader lo. Present Nonviolence .. ,-I o ..... f.j TraininuAt USF ::::: ; Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.; a longtime assistant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will deliver the message that nonviolence can be learned as well as teach the necessary skills at the Univer sity of South Florida on May 22nd, with stUdents, faculty and invited guests. This event is free and open to the public: will .If e:held at, Conference Center, RoomE. Dr. LaFayette's .. the LOrraine Hotel in 1968, hours before King was tQ -internationalize and institutionalize nonviolence. He has made carrying out D!". King's wishes his life's work, spreading Dr. King's ideas of an all-inclusive and caring society he termed "the beloved community." Dr. LaFayette stands as an international authority on nonviolent social change and nonviolence education. He has worked with a cross-sec tion of people including gang members, police officers, and DR. BERNARD I LaFAYE'ITE, JR. f' business executives. Born in Tampa, Dr. LaFayette was the national program coordinator of the poor people's campaign for the Southern Christian Lead ership Conference, an organ ization 1 co-founded by Dr. \t King in 1957. H e is the founder of the Association Kingian Nonviolence, Educa tion and Training Works. He is currently establishing a nonviolence center at Emory University, where he is a dis tinguished senior scholar. The Jim Walter Partnership Center at USF is poised to join forces along with Emo ry and URI (University of_ Rhode to create a three-university collabora tion. So far, Dr. LaFayette helped, start. t22 enters around the world. An ordained minister, Dr LaFayette is -a graduate of the American Baptist logical Seminary and earned an Ed M. and Ed D. from Harvard University. He has served on the faculties of Co lumbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta and Alabama State University, Montgomery, where he was dean of the graduate school. Earlier in his career he was principal of Tuskegee Insti tute High School in Alabama and a teaching fellow at Har vard. as a dual purpose, was first tor said, "The old African introduced in 2007. It was Proverb, 'It takes a whole viireintroduced in January lage to raise a child,' can res2009, and currently has 10 onate far more clearly and young men involved. actively than at any other Jones said Harram's Kids time through the works of targets youngsters between the Harram Temple No. 23 the ages of 8 and 18. Dyring Prince Hall Shriners. Join me the school year,.it servei.as a in united forces in order that mentorship as we can make a difference in the summer approacnes;Jhe the lives of the young men in organization on,.: .,. our .. community today." being a youth organizati6n as High Priest HiSmith well. said the organization meets The goal of the organization the second Saturday of each is help youngsters "to de-month at 4 p.m. The meetvelop reverence for God and ings are held at the Prince respect for our parents, leadHall Affiliated Bodies Builders, and ourselves. To grow ing, 1708 E. Columbus Drive. and mature into young men The parents, who are encourof integrity and purpose as aged to get involved and parwe seek to use the gifts of ticipate,. are required to time, opportunity, talents, attend the first meeting. and possessions. Anyone interested in learn-Johnnie HiSmith, Jr., ing more about the organizaHigh Priest and Prophet, tion can contact Jones at Harram Temple Youth Direc..: (813) 267-8904. !" Mlchelles. Referral Service (813) 495-3702 1-866-352-4200 c: m en c s:: ?< .... .!D 1\) 0 0 CD "T1 r-0 :::c c > en m z z m r;m c: .... .... z "tJ c: m .... c;; :I: m c ... m < m c: m en c ?< > z c "T1 :::c 6 ?<


Q) g Columns / Editorials (USPS 202-140) 2207 21st Avenue, Tampa Florida 33605(813) 24 8-1921 Published Every Tuesday a n d Friday By FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co., Member of N a tional Newspaper Publishers Associatio n (NNPA) and Amalga mated Publishers, Inc., New York. 1990 94 CP limelnternational POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To: Florida Sentinel Bulletin, P.O. Box 3363 Tampa, FL 33601 Periodical Postage Paid AI Tampa, FL W.W. Andrews 1874-1931 (1919) C. Blythe Andrews 1901-1977 (1945) Founders C. BLYTHE ANDREWS, JR., CHAIRMAN S. KAY ANDREWS, PUBLISHER C. BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill, PRESIDENT/CONTROLLER GWEN HAYES, EDITOR IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDITOR BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERTISING DIRECTOR KEITH GEORGE, CIRCULATION AND DIRECTOR Subscriptions-$44.0D-6 Months Both Editions: $87.00-Per Year Both Editions. Opinions exprnssed on editorial pa ges of this n ewspaper by Colu m nists or Gu est Writ e rs, do not necessari ly rellect the editorial stance o f Th e Florida Sen ti nel Bulle t i n o r !he Publis her. I Ross Anderson: Young Man 01 Vision I K udos to resource teacher and mentor, Ross Ander s on, who l eft the corporate world to become one of a d win dling and much needed species a Black male teacher. Andjustwho is Ross Anderson, you may ask? We proudly answer; Ross Anderson is a Bla ck man who sees be e yond what many of us think we see i n young Black male stu a: dents who perform poorly and exhibit bad behavior, in too LL many of our public school classr ooms. Mr. Anderson is obvi C ously a man of vision because he sees young Black men as "diamonds in the rough." And so do we. > Last week, Anderson, a Van Buren Mid dle School resource < teacher, was named the 2009 'We Deliver' Award winner, at a surprise press conference and party, whic h he unwittingly w helped set-up. :::: Initially found the Sligh Middle School's Men ofVision pro tgram, Anderson has helped young boys improve their grades, as well as their self-esteem. Having exhibited such great W teaching and relationship building skills, Anderson with ii'J barely three years teaching experience was nominated for c a Teacher of the Year award and was promoted to a.position W of resource teacher. :::1: Obviously, this young man has the ability to reach young men and to convince them to turn their lives around, thereby Ql helping them to make better grades. We wonder if his skills :::: could be taught to others. I t seems that nearly the entire United States is on a mission. The new coin phrase is "going green." I wonder where I've heard that statement before? Oh, yes, now I remember. It was AI Gore who urged the world to protect the earth. Who? AI Gore was the 45th Vice President of the United States, serving under Presi dent Bill Clinto n from 1993 until 2001. But, he is also a former journalist, business man, published author, movie star, and NobeJ Peace Prize laureate. Gore, who is the recipient of several awards, starred in the 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." It won an Academy Award the fol lowing year. He also wrote the book, "An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emer-Going Greenil gency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It." The book also won a Grammy Award for Best Spo ken Word Album in 2009. For several years, Gore has been warning the public about global warming He has talked about how the arc tic ice cap is melting more each year and that animals are losing their natural habi tat. He continues to monitor and speak out about climate changes, having founded the Alliance for Climate Protec tion. And, now it seems that his message is catching on. Not only are people becoming more responsible in the man ner in which they view the earth, but corporations and the government have adopted the "going green" slogan and practices. AI Gore deserves to be praised for his work. He has talked about protecting the earth and the damages of global warming until some one decided to listen. However, I can't help but wonder when someone is going to connect global warming, climate changes and all of the other problems the earth is incurring to space travel? It seems the problems of global warming may have existed during the fifties. But, when man started sending space ships to the rnoon, the space travel gave global warming a violent shove. Furthermore, it seems that by the time man establishes living conditions on the moon, it would already be polluted with space debris. Perhaps, Gore should place special emphasis on this issue. It's going to take more than going green to fix the mess man has made, but it is a start. a. Nevertheless, there is no doubt more Black male students Z would fare much better in school and in life, if every ljj in Hillsborough County was blessed with a Ross Anderson.,;:;.J Are we dreaming? Maybe so. But it is a vision we would cheer -S to see come true. Therefore, we encourage young Black r-..;.:_-------------------------------------, a::1 who believe they want t o teach, to reach out and do so. ;-;1 ..!J Meanwhile, we thank Ross Anderson and applaud our school system for hiring him What About The Indian Monevil z w en

Pictures From The Past Golfing legend Willie Black presents Randolph Haynes with the Best Defensive Lineman trophy. Lorenzo Johnson was presented a gift in appreciation for his service to the Preston M. Pughsley Chapter of the International Order of Eastern Star. The presentation is being made by Authorine Clark. In this photo the queen of the Orange Blossom Mrs. Tommie Lee Herrin (center) was officially crowned. To her right is Mrs. Viola Frazier and Robert Robertson. To her left is Mrs. Juanita Stackhouse. {< -1 c: m C/) c .. .!D 1\) 0 0 CD ., r 0 ::rJ C/) m z -1 z m r I m c: r rm :::! z "'0 c: m r c;; ::::t m c m < m ::rJ -< -1 c: m C/) c )> z c ., ::rJ c C) m U1


0) g Local N a; """ Bovs And Girls Club Youth Get Shoes c (f) The young people at Wilbert Davis Boys and Girls Club in Belmont Heights received a surprise last week. Soles 4 1Souls and Second Harvest stopped off at the club and 9 a: u. c z w c w J: (/) ::i al ::::) a. z tu ..J ..J ::::) al ...:. w z t= z w (/) t a: 0 ..J u. CD w a.: allowed each youngster to select a pair of free sneakers. (Photography by Brunson) ... Young people showing off their sneakers are Victure, Dana, Charles, Kaylen and Marcus. ...... ... .., .. .. .... ..... l"'! ...... ... II' ) .. ...... ,-< .... Wilbert Davis Boys and Girls Club staff members are: Virginia, Stanekiya, Kayren, Barbara Carlos, Keyiuna, Harriet and Charles. SUNDAY MAY 24/ TAMPA BAY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER N. ASHlEY DR. & 1010 N W C MACINNES Pl DOORS OPEN@ 1PM SHOWTIME 8PM FOB DCKDS WWW.TBPAC.ORG OR CAI1813-229-1821 tV Cit

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en g Local N -.... or over 100 Callers Respond To Woman's Need For Blood BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week, the Sentinel printed an article about the plight of Mrs. Darla (Yvette) McCoy, who is suffering from an illness and has the rare 0 Negative blood type. Her sister, Ms. Rosalind McDaniel, issued an appeal to the community to help. Mrs. McCoy, 4 7, is cur rently at the Kindred's Rehabilitation Center because she needs around the clock medical atten tion. Known as Yvette, Ms. McCoy became ill just been phenomenal. People just wanted to reach out to us. Some who didn't have a match called and said they are continu ing to pray for us. "One lady did a three way call with her sister because she believed her sister was 0 Negative. My sister, her husband, and our family are just so thankful. The Blood Bank said will expedite the donations for my sister," Ms. McDaniel said. about 4 years ago. Her illC ness goes dormant, her ii: immune system drops and u.. C she ill again. One of the callers talked about a relative in the mil itary with 0 Negative blood. Several others stat ed that their blood type was 0 Positive, but they would help in any way that they could. The callers also said they would pass the word among their family and friends in hopes of finding someone with the right type. There were more than 100 calls, and they continue to come. One of the callers was a child hood friend who grew up z Ms. McDaniel made the w c w :::1: U) :J ID ::::) Q. z ..J ..J ::::) ID ..:.. w z i= z w U) a: 0 ..J u.. CIO w a.: plea for her sister, but she didn't know what to expect. "I received the first call at 7:15 a.m., Friday. It was, from a lady who said both she and her sister are 0 Negative and wanted to help. The outpouring has with the sisters iiLWest First John M. Church i 3412 E. 7th Ave.* FL 33605 IWidn.day, May 20, 2009@ 7:30pm-New Macedonia M. B. Ctuch Pastor Paul May21, 2009@ 7:30pn-EblnlllrM. B. Ctuch Flldly, Mly 22,2009@ 7:30pm Evri1g Sflr M. B. Cluc:h PllfDr Jerome Grltlil -a.m.-.... Joii\Tinel 4 p.m. Mt. Shllll B. Cludl, Olllndo, FL PllfDr Dr.Lany G. r.s .,..,: T,., ... ......,.. Continue to Love Each Other Wdh Tn.Je Brotherly Love Hebrllws 13:1 LOVE IN GREEK PHILEO AGAPE .7:00 P. M. NighUy Guest Speakers: Wednesday Night-Elder Dwayne Singletary Thursday Night-Pastor Michael Williams Friday Night Dr. H. L. Burch Location: 3+ Ministers Of God Ministries 1512 E. Columbus Dr. Tampa, FL 33605 813-31 going into the cemetery for my brother's funeral, my phone was still ringing." Mrs. McCoy is married and a stay-at-home mom of 6 children ranging in age from '14 to 28 years. She became ill after contract ing a fungus from bird droppings, but because her resistance was low, her body was unable to fight off the infection. She has had several hos pital stays. Most recently, she was hospitalized at Brandon Regional Community wait ing on blood donors. But because her blood type is so rare, it has been diffi. cult to locate donors. As of press time, Ms. Ms. Darla (Yvette) McCoy, seated, is shown with her sister, Rosalind McDaniel. McDaniel said she did not know if anyone had actual ly made a blood donation since the article appeared. Anyone wishing to donate blood can do so by contact ing Bloodnet at Brandon (813) 684-3326; and state that it is the "Direct Donate for Darla McCoy," Anyone wishing to contact Ms. McDaniel can reach her at (813) 476-8547. Tampa, but had lost touch over the years. In fact, Ms. McDaniel said keeping a record of them. "In the future, I want to properly thank everyone who called, prayed for us, and showed some concern. On Saturday, as we were 'tommunitv Action Meeting .,: The regular monthly meeting of the Community Action Board is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 2 p. m. at the West Tampa Neighborhood Service Center, 2103 N. Rome Ave., in the Community Room. The public is invited. For further information, please call (813) 272-6770. Bethune-Cookman Universitv Alumni Meetiilu The Bethune-Cookman University Alumni Association meeting will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2009, 7:30 p. m. at the College Hill Branch Library. All mem bers and interested supporters are wel come to attend Johnny DDuglas is president. ofo:t .: .,q b-,6WA 9til t9tfts:'i eoo.:; What are-Blocks \Relatlbaelli ... r Countr {* Head Start!/Early FREE seminars for eligible singles with children ages 0 --5, wont < the relationship they ARE IN or WANT TO BE IN _UPCQMING S_I;_MINAR APRIL 25 Town 'N Country Participants must meet income guidelines. For more information: orto.. register, call Serena Come find out the keys to RELATIONSHIP HAPPINESS! Seminars also include FREE professional child care, breakfast, lunch, door prizes and gifts! II Build a family, build a community Success starts with Head Start


Local -f c: m en c Church Hosts CommunitY Health Fair }'< s: .... 1\) 0 0 (0 Members of the community gathered at Peace Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, where Pastor Albert Gallmon, Jr., is the senior pastor, for a Health Fair. The event was held on May 8th from 8 a.m. until noon. (Photography by Brunson). ., r 0 :!:! en m z -f z Pastor Albert Gallmon,-Jr., Senior Pastor of Peace Progressive Missionary Baptist Church is shown at the health fair. Ms. Elizabeth Kendrick and Ms. Yvonne Heyward are shown at the health fair hosted by Peace m Progressive Missionary Baptist Church on 8th. PRESENTS ... SundayJune21,20096PM Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore 5303 West Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, Florida f Fe._turing 2009 Father of the Year Award Presentation and Edu-Tainment 10""ack'Men of.lf'ampa Bay Pinning Ceremony. in d Treat Your Father to an xtrlordinai'Y the Entire Family will EnjoYIII Tlcbls ... ..., $30 ..... ........ or $50 ,.r CDIIple Resene Your Sat OnDneat www.108bmtb.org '-Ia Mtl Listen Lift to W111P1150AM/96.1 FM for Date with the Doctor Hosted by James Cole and Dr. Ayer-Cole Sunday Mornings @ 830 for your Chance to win Free Tickets pa VOTE NOWfOR YOUR FATHER OF THE YEAR!!! -' YourTelephone Number: ______ Candidates Candidates Telephone Number: _____ The 100 Black Men ofTampa Bay operates under the 4 for the Future initiatives; Mentorlng, Education, Economic Development, Heahh and Which of these areas does your Candidate most qualify for? _Mentorlng _Education _Economk Development _HHith andWellness Ttl us lbout your Clndldatt, and why Is lw the best ftt for the 2009 Father of tht Yur. .. Entries Must Be Submitted by: June 7, 2009 -Submit Your Entries Online by going to www.100bmtb.org or ifta:: fe!'!!! ... .. c: r r z "tJ c: m r c;; :::1: m c m < m :::D -< -f c: m en c )> z c ., :!:! c 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay 3837 Northdale Blvd #165 Tampa, Fl33624


en g Local cn ,.. :E On Hand For Candidate Announcing For Oflice >"' When Thomas Scott announced his candidacy for the office of Mayor, several Tam pans were on hand. Scott, chairman of the Tampa City Council, made the announcement C( at Stetson Law School. (Photos by Brunson and Julia Jackson) c en w :::) .... c a: I.L c z w c w ::r: en ::::i m :::) a. z i= w ...I ...I :::) m ...:. w z i= z w Mrs. Freddie Hudson was also on hand to lend support to en Rev. Dr; Thomas Scott.

-1 Local ffi (J) c 1st Annual Hero Award Dinner & Fundraiser Held ..... Members of the community gathered at the Dr. Blaise F. Alfano Conference and Banquet Center recently for the First Annual Hero Award Dinner and Fundraiser. The proceeds of the dinner were to benefit the Taylor Family Foundation. The foundation was established after the Taylor patriarch, Rowe N) Taylor, Jr., was killed in a traffic accident trying to provide assistance to a strained motorist. 8 Several of the community were honored including Dr. Stanley Hamilton, founder of Project Hand Hands Across America, who received the co HERO Award; Rev. W. D. Sims, Pastor of St. Matthew M. B. Church, Trailblazer Award; and Rev. H. L. Daniels, Pastor of New Friendship M. B. Church, RTJF Vanguard Lifetime Achievement Award. Minister Isaac Ruffin, Assistant Musical Director, Gospel Workshop of America, Tampa Chapter, was Master of Ceremony. Ms. Jewel Byrd Warren served as the keynote speaker. (Photographs by Julia Jackson). MICHAEL WRIGHT ... Introduced the Master of Ceremony. MINISTER ISAAC RUFFIN ... Master of Ceremony Minister David Coleman, III, far right, is shown with Michael and Linda Davis. Sable One S.O.S Is A Highly Trained And Motivated Security Unit Ready To Customize Our Service To Fit Your Needs Or Visit Our ite At: www.sableoneinvestigations.com Protecting Your Assets MS. JEWEL WARREN Keynote Speaker JEARLDINEJEFFERSON Julian R. Jackson per formed two gospel mime during the event. REV. W. D. AND MRS. ARSIE SIMS ELDER ROBERT AND FIRST LADY SADIE DOUGLAS CHARLES AND PATRICIA BALL 'TI r 0 :!:! (J) m z ::! z m r;;o c: r r !!l z c: m r c;; :::r: m c m < m -t c: m (J) c )> z c 'TI :!:! c


0) g Sports N ar ,.... College Hall 01 Famer Tisdale Dies At44 Q a: u. Q z <( Q en w ::J 1w > w Q w :::c en ::::i Ill ::J a. z ...1 ...1 ::J Ill ..J w z i= z w en a: 0 ...1 u. WAYMAN TISDALE Wherever Wayman -Tisdale went, whatever he was doing, chances were he was smiling. Tisdale was a three-time All-American at Oklahoma in th_e mid-1980s before playing a dozen years in the NBA and later becom ing an accomplished jazz musician. But those .who knew Tisdale, died Friday at a hospital in his home town of Tulsa, Okla., recalled not only his sional gifts but a :Perpetual ly sunny outlook, even in the face of a tWo-year bat tle with cancer that took his life at 44. "I don't know of any ath lete at Oklahoma or any place else who was more loved by the fans who knew him than Wayman Tisdale," said Billy Tubbs, who coached Tisdale with the Sooners. "He was obviously, a great, great player, but Wayman as a person overshadowed that. He just lit up a room and was so positive." Last month, Tisdale was chosen for induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. He was the first fresh man to be a first-team All-American since freshmen were allowed to play again in the 1971-72 season. He was also one of 10 three time All-Americans. Patrick Ewing and Tisdale were the last to accomplish the feat, from 1983-85. As a musicia1;1, Tisdale recorded eight albums. A bass guitarist who often wrote his own material, his most recent album, "Rebound," was inspired by t J _J ,...-his fight with cancer and included guest appearances by several artists, includ ing saxophonist Dave Koz and country star and fellow Oklahoma native Toby Keith. His "'Way Up!" release -debuted in July 2006 and spent four weeks as the No. 1 colitemporary jazz album. His hits included "Ainit No Stopping Us Now," can't Love" and "Don't Take Your Love Away." Tisdale averaged 25.6 points and 10.1 rebounds during his three seasons with the Sooners, Eight \\er of the year each selion. Tisdale is survived by his wife, Regina, and four children. Memorial Service For Tisdale Is Thmsday TULSA, Okla. -A pub... lie memorial service has :; been scheduled for former Oklahoma basketball great and jazz mus1c1an Wayman Tisdale. According to the website of Biglow Funeral Directors, Tisdale's service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the BOK Center in Tisdale's home town of Tulsa. Tisdale's band will play selections starting a half-hour before the service begins. Tisdale will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery. Gasol, takers overwhelm Rockets In Game 1 LOS ANGELES -All is well again in La-La Land. The real Los Angeles Lakers showed up, and in a Game 7, no less. With Pau Gasol dominat ing.,9.Jl"both ends of tJ-. r court, the Lakers emphati cally silenced the doubters and the Houston Rockets, winning the decisive final game of the Western w Conference semifinals 89-', v CJ on Sunday. If Playing with emotion, Gasol scored 21 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. The Lakers looked like the con ference's top-seeded team, not the maddeningly incon sistent one that was pushed to the limit by the under manned, smaller Rockets. Trying to reach the NB fl. finals for the second straight year, the Lakers host the opener of the con ference finals against the Denver ubJets on Tuesday night. Magic Stop Defending Champ Celts In Game 1 DWIGHT HOWARD BOSTON -Dwight Howard remembers the reaction when he first talked about bringing an NBA championship to Orlando. "Everybody laughed," the Magic center said after helping Orlando beat the defending NBA champion Boston Celtics 101-82 on Sunday night and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. "I believe we can win a championship. We're not going to stop going after one until ft'get it. We have the right team. We have the talent. We have the coaches: It's just on us to go out there and play hard. I have a long way to 1go, but I'm still _. : 'Howard scored 12 ipoihts with 16 rebounds I i 1 five blocked shots, and I Turkoglu had 25 1 points with 12 assists for i Orlando, which trailed for just 36 seconds after the opening basket and held on to earn the right to play LeBron James and the Cavaliers for a spot in the. NBA:finals. Game 1 is Wednesday in Cleveland. !'The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself' 13) 248-1921 BEAUTY UNLIMITED JAIDE .. '" This is going to be a wet week, so w e ed to bring some sunshine to your day with this week's Beauty Unlimited feature, Jaide. This young lady walks with confidence and draws people to her with personality and smile. She really enjoys spending time with her close ao(f fiUrt11y;: ant;t -if:,you see her in public, she has no problem acknowledging your presence. Jaide is notat all self consumed, and you will find this out if you get a chance to talk to her. When it comes to the man in her life, Jaide says he must possess the same qualities and expectations she demands of herself, and that includes being goal-oriented, confid&nt and self-sufficient. Congratulations to Jaide as week':s Beauty Unlimited feature.


Sports Marve Nears Decision Between Purdue And Vols QB Robert Marve was one of the prized signings in Miami's 2007 recruiting class. INDIANAPOLIS Former Miami quarterback Robert Marve will choose between a scholarship at Purdue and walking on at Tennessee early next week, his high school coach said Saturday .. Marve said he'd leave Miami at the end of last season after losing the starting job to Jacory Harris. Robert Weiner, Marve's coach at Plant High School in Tampa, said Marve has taken his time because he is leery of making a mistake. "He really did his home work," Weiner said. "With a transfer, you can't be wrong. You have to make the right choice." Marve would have two years of eligibility remain ing, starting with the 2010 season. Marve visited South Florida, Arizona State, Nebraska and Purdue. He called off visits to Texas Tech and UCLA because those schools liked their quarterback situations com ing out of the spring. Marve's father, Eugene, played for Tennessee defen sive coordinator Monte Kiffin while in the NFL, but that is one of the schools Miami wouldn't release Marve to as a con ditior. of the transfer. Weiner said walking on would allow Marve to work around the restriction, though lie would have to pay for school in 2009 Weiner said Marve has not had contact with coach es at Tennessee. Mavo Investigations j a oinu Strong O.J.MAYO Memphis gua,ul O.J. Mayo has,' cated-with Attorney's offi gations that may' have"been 'violat'ed when Mayo's former advis er gave him money and gifts during his high School and college career, accord ing to a source with knowl edge of the case. The source would not elaborate on Mayo's contact with feder al authorities. The development comes as the NCAA is looking into whether Mayo's brother Todd Mayo, a high school basketball player, also received improper benefits. Dan Goodman, the deputy criminal chief of the U.S. Attorney's office for the Central District of Los Angeles, said: "We couldn't comment whether there's an ongoing investigation or not." Federal authorities are investigating Rodney Guillory, the adviser, for possible tax evasion and misuse of charitable orga nization funds, according to reports. The NCAA, Pac-10, FBI, IRS and U.S. Attorney's office have been interested with Mayo sin:eethey began investi-. gaijng questions in a 200.87 "Outside the :xeria" detaile'd;... .. how Mayo had accepted about $30,000 in cash and otj:Ier t< benefits from GUillory. The "Outside the Lines report included an inter view with former Guillory associate. Louis Johnson, who said he helped Guillory provide Mayo with money, meals, clothes, a flat-screen television and other goods untiL 2008, shortly before Mayo fin ished his freshman season at USC. The gifts and cash began when Mayo was in high school at North College Hill in Cincinnati. Kimbo Slice To Trv Boxing KIMBOSUCE Miami-based mixed mar tial arts star Kimbo Slice will become a pro boxer (as a heavyweight), with his first fight in late summer against an undetermined opponent, promoter Gary Shaw said. Mclntvre Arrested Forbposinu Sexual Organs r"l!:i ;H ioq COREY MCINI'YRE !r_t PORT ST. LUCIE, FL-. Buffalo Bills fullback Corey Mcintyre has been arrested in Florida on accusations he fondled himself outside a Port St. Lucie woman's home. The incident allegedly happened about two months ago, but the 29Mcintyre was arrested Thursday and charged with exposing sex ual organs. A spokesman for the Port St. Lucie Police says a woman claimed the player knocked on her window during the act, then Police later spotted him on a bicycle. The charge is a misde meanor and required a warrant for his arrest, which led to the lag time until Mcintyre was jailed. Mcintyre's agent, Brett Tessler, says his client is "guilty of. absolutely noth ing" and looks forward to proving the accusations false. The player is free on $10,000 bond. -4 c m (/) c NFL Recognizes Chad's New Surname 01 'Ochocinco' s: CINCINNATI Oh-oh, Ocho. The Bengals' top receiver has yet another name. The NFL had agreed to let the player formerly known as Chad Johnson wear his new name on the back of his this sea son. There's one catch for the receiver: It's not exact ly how he wanted it. Instead of Ocho Cinco, he'll be Ochocinco. The. receiver !'egally changed his name in Florida last August. He asked the league and the media to call him Chad Ocho Cinco, a two-word nickname he had adopted referring to his No. 85. The Bengals complied, but the NFL balked. It said the receiver would have to pay for the large inventory of "Johnson" jerseys that Reebok stocked for the season ones that wotild be a tough OCHOCINCO sell -before he could switch. The receiver declined; choosing to play the season under his old name. The league has agreed to ...... z c 'TI :II c Smith has two previous DUI arrests but has not been convicted. A 1997 charge was dismissed, and he was acquitted in 2003. ...... w


g National .. en ,... Obama Presses Israel On Settlement > a: w > w c w l: en :::i ED a. z ti ..J ..J ED PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU And PRESIDENT OBAMA WASHINGTON---Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama met for more than two hours at the White House and focused on Mideast peace talks, Iran's nuclear pro gram and the U.S.-Israeli rela tionship. Obama said he expects a positive response from his diplomatic outreach to Iran on stopping its nuclear program by the end of the year. The president said the United States wanted to bring Iran into the world community, but declared "we're not going to have talks f6rever." At the same time, Obama said biuntly that it was impor tant that Netanyahu, a hard liner on peace negotiations with the Palestinians, get Qack to the negotiating table. While his language was gen tle, Obama's words were no table nonetheless for being made in public. "We have seen progress stalled on this front, and I sug gested to the prime minister that he has a historic opportu nity to get a serious movement on this issue during his tenure," Obama said. "That means that all the parties in volved have to take seriously obligations that they have pre viously agreed to." Added Obama: "I think that there is no reason why we should not seize this opportu nity and this moment." Obama Calls For 'Common Ground' on Abortion At Notre Dame SOUTH BEND, IN --President Obama delved into the abortion debate in a controversial Notre Dame commencement address Sun day, calling for a search for common ground on one of the most divisive issues in Ameri can politics. Addressing a sharply divided audience at the storied Catholic university, Obama conceded that no matter how much Americans want to fudge it ... at some level the views of the two caJllps are ir reconcilable." "Each side will continue to make its case to the public wjth passion and conviction/' he j said. "But surely we can do so l without reducing those with differing views to l The commencement mony was boycotted by a number of graduates dismayed by the university's both w z i= z w en < c a: 0 ..J u. WAlTON ACADEMY FOR lHf PERFORMING ARTS, INC. Walton Academy for the Performing Arts A Public Charter School of Choice Walton Academy Makes A Difference ... Intensive Academic Curriculum Music, Dance, arid Drama Small Classroom Instruction Degree, Certified Teachers, and Professional Artists Computer and Multimedia Technology After School Enrichment Program Community and Outreach Performances Summer Arts Program June 8th -August 14th 7:30 am -5:30pm Ages 5-12 Program Includes: Morning academics, computer skills, music, dance, drama, arts & crafts, lunch, snacks, weekly library visits & field trips 4817 N. Florida Avenue Tampa, Fl 33603 (813) 231-9272 (813) 231-9271 FAX www.waltonacademy.org Available to tap Obama as its com mencement speaker and to give him an honorary degree. The president is a supporter of abortion rights and feder ally-funded embryonic stem cell research -positions that are anathema to traditional Catholic teachings. Some graduates attended the ceremony, but expressed their disapproval by donning mor tarboards marked with a cross and the outline of an infant's footprints. Others countered by wearing mortarboards adorned with an Obama cam paign symbol. Obama carried the Catholic vote in last year's presidential election by a margin of nine percentage points, 54 to 45 percent. A Quinnipiac Univer sity poll released last Thursday suggests most U.S. Catholics wanted Notre Dame to allow Obama to speak, with 6o per cent of Catholic voters in the survey saying Notre Dame should stand by its invitation to the president. Observant Catholic voters who attend religious services about once a week said by a 49 to 43 percent margin that Notre Dame should keep Obama on the program. Catholics who attend services less frequently said by a 70 per cent to 26 percent margin that Obama should speak, accord ing to the poll. wrong Man Arrested In Cabbie Killing GERALD WISE ATLANTA--Atlanta police said they arrested the wrong man in connection with the shooting death of a local taxi driver. On Saturday, police an nounced that 17-year-old Gerald Wise, of East Point, was charged with murder in the death of 57-year.:.old Stephen Anim of Austell. But homicide Lt. Keith Meadows later said the man who fingered Wise as the shooter was not telling the truth. After re-interviewing the witness, police said the Witness admitted that he lied about Wise's involvement in the crime, and admitted that he was involved in the shooting. The 16-year-old witness was charged with felony murder, giving false statement to po lice, obstruction and criminal attempt of robbery. He was transported to Fulton County Juvenile Detention. Wise has been released from the Fulton County Jail. 'Old South' Frat Targeted Over Confederate Event Members of the Kappa Alpha Order, in Confederate military uniforms, escort their dates from the James Dormitory at Centenary College during the Old South event in Shreveport, La. BIRMINGHAM, Ala.---A white fraternity that traces its roots to the Civil War and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is again facing complaints over its antebellum-themed events. This time, University of Alabama alumnae are upset after Kappa Alpha Order members wearing Confederate uniforms and carrying battle flags paraded past a historically black sorority as the women celebrated the group's 35th an niversary. The fraternity has been forced to halt its "Old South" festivities on some campuses because of claims of racial in sensitivity, and Alabama members have apologized for pausing in front of Alpha Kappa Alpha's sorority house during this year's parade. Alpha Kappa Alpha members said there was no con frontation or taunting, but they were shocked to see fra ternity members in rebel uni forms and white women from another sorority in hoop skirts. While 71 alumnae sent a pe tition to Alabama President Robert Witt complaining about the use of Confederate flags and uniforms on campus, administrators haven't taken any formal action against the fraternity. Some sorority members said the only solution is to stop the Old South event. The school now has more than 25,000 students, and university statistics show that in 2007, 11 percent were black. Astronaut Charles Bolton Expected To Be Named To Head NASA The buzz in Washington is that former astronaut Charles F. Bolden Jr. will be nominated as the new chief of NASA when he meets with President Barack Obama at the White House on Mon day. Bolden, a retired Marine general and a space shuttle pilot for 13 years at NASA, would be the first African American to run the agency. If selected for the post, the Sen ate would have to confirm the nomination In addition to his aerospace experience, Bolden is an ex perienced business executive. Currently, he is chief executive officer of JackandPaniher LLC, a private military and aerospace consulting firm. He is a former presidefith'hq cliief operating officer for American PureTex Water Corporation and Pure Tex Waters Works and was senior vice president at TechTrans International, Inc. He also serves on the boards of directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina and Marathon Oil Corporation. -,-The native South Carolinian attended the U.S. Naval Acad emy, where he was elected class president and was a re spected and distinguished fighter and test pilot, as well as an astronaut. He made his first CHARLES F. BOLDEN JR. .. spaceflight in 1986 as pilot of the shuttle Columbia. Among his four missions was the first one ,to inGlude a Russian crew Among his many honors, Bolden has received the Dis tinguished Flying Cross, the Defense, Superior Service Medal, the Defense Meritori ous Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Strike/Flight Medal (8th award), an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of South Car olina, an Honorary Doctors of Humane Letters from Winthrop College and Johnson C. Smith University, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, three NASA Excep tional Service Medals and the University of Southern California Alumni Award of Merit. Bolden is also a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.


Entertainment Michael Jackson's Rehearsals Still On-And Geninu Magical MICHAEL JACKSON LOS ANGELES -Despite the current legal threat to Michael Jackson's ballyhooed comeback, the King of Pop is pressing on with his $20 million production. With Billboard estimating that Jackson's 50 shows this summer at 02 Arena could end up taking in more than .$100 million-plus another $15 million in merchandise salesJackon is in the process of adding even more bells and whistles to what promises ;to be one heck of a spectacle, whichever way the ball oounces. E! News has:confirmed that magician Ed Alonzo, who most recently heiped. trick Britney Spears' Circus tour, has come aboard to fashion Some magicaL moments for Jackson's shows. '!I met with Michael Jackson a couple of days ago and now officially creating magic and illusions for his concert," Alonzo said Fri,day. "I will not be performing in the show as I do with Britney. I'm just creating the magic that Mj.chael has ed in his 11 Instead, Jackson, whose most recent If{ I ( 12-year disappearing act from touring, will take the magic into his own hands. Jackson "has a great knowledge of magic and has performed illusions in his shows before," Alonzo, who's heading to London with the Circus in June, said. "Michael has two routines in mind so far using magic elements that I am creating," he added. "I have to show him a demo of"the effects next week. Then the props are to be built and he will start rehearsals. I will teach him the effects and help in staging them." Here's hoping the idea of a 50-date return to live performing isn't the biggest illusion of them all. Concert promoter AllGood Entertainment is trying to put the kibosh on Jackson's gigs, claiming the singer is in breach. of contract because he had promised to participate-in a Jackson 5 reunion show and is not allowed to per form anywhere else until said reunion takes place. Nonsense, responded AEG Live, which called the' allegations "completely meritless." And for any skeptics who doubt that Jackson lias the physical stamina to make it through a 50-night engagement, turns out the 50-year-old passed his req uisite physical "with flying colors," AEG CEO Randy Phillips told Billboard. Those hefty production costs have been fully insured, Phillips said.' With tickets selling for around $115 and audiences numbering 15,000 on average, Jackson's take figures to be upward of $50 million, analysts estimate. I 813 247 1:1"'ft 1.tG angels & Demons' Wins Box OHice From star Trek' TOM HANKS NEW YORK -""Angels & Demons" starring Tom Hanks took the box office from "Star Trek" by earning $48 million in its first weekend of release. The haul was far less than the earlier Dan Brown adaptation "The Da Vinci Code" -which earned $77.1 million when in opened in 2006 -but still enough to topple the popular "Star Trek," according to studio estimates Sunday. In its second weekend, Paramount Pictures' "Star Trek" took in $43 million, a strong number after its $75.2 million opening last weekend, excluding its Thursday midnight screen ings. The cum1;1lative total for J.J. Abram's reboot of the sci-fi' .franchise is $147.6. million : : 1. "Angel's. & Derjiorf,s," $48 million. -..., 2. "Star Trek," $43 million. l 3. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," $14.8 million. I 4. "Ghosts or Girlfriends Past," $6.9 million. 5. "Obsessed," $4.6 mil lion. !). "17 Again," $3.4 mil lion. 7 "Monsters vs. Aliens," $3 million. 8. "The Soloist," $2.4 mil lion. 9. "Next Day Air, $2.2 million. 10. "Earth," $1.7 million. "The Voice or (} r -.._ommunitv Spe(!k.irtg j(1r ltsiir (813) 248-1921 T.l. Heading To low-securitv lockup In Arkansas ...... LOS ANGELES --The self-proclaimed King of the South will be spending his exile in Arkansas. T.I. will serve out his sentence of one year and one day in the Forrest City low-security prison when he turns himself in on May 26. According to a population report filed justlyes terday by the all-male prison, located 85"mUes east of Little Rock and,.45 miles west of Memp.his, the double-fenced facility is currently housing 2,085 inmates. It's part of a larger Forrest City complex that also includes a mediumsecurity prison and a satellite prison camp for the most m'inimum-security male offenders. All told, 4,214 inmates inhabit the compound. The 28-year-old rapper, who copped to felony feder. al weapons charges, will either be housed in bunk bed-equipped dormitorystyle or cubicle i T.I. housing and will be required to take part in a work program. Since his official sentence is (just) over a year, .!D N 0 0 (0 he will be eligible for early release. Last month, court officials also acknowledged that he would be receiving 5 credit for 305 days spent :E in home detention, meang ing he's likeiy looking at en less than two months m behind bars. T.I.'s final pre-prison z concert will be held in m r;Atlanta on May m c: r r-Michelle ObamNo But 'Bright': lman 02 (1 z ., c: m r-c;; m c m < m .... c: m (/) c MICHELLE OBft.MA And IMAN l> z c NEW YORK--U S First Lady Michelle Obama is not a "great beauty," but. will "just get better with age," Iman, one of the first black supermodels, says in a magazine interview "Mrs Obama is not a great beauty," the Somali born model and wife of rocker David Bowie tells Parade magazine's Sunday issua, reflecting on the first Black U.S. first lady, who is a lawyer by training and a former execu tive. "But she is so inte!"e:ian:gand so bright. That will always take you far ther. When you're a great beauty, it's always down hill for you. If you're some one like Mrs Obama, you .. :E c just get better with age," she said. Iman, 53, also told Parade that her rise-to cat walk superstardom did not ftee her from racism. "You suddenly represent a whole and that race goes, "Weir, that person does not represent our ideals of beauty." For lack of a better term, it becomes what it was like during slavery," she said. "One had the field n ... (expletive) and the house There --was this notion that I was chosen by white fashion editors to be better than the rest, which I am not. I did not like being thought C> m of as the house n ... (exple_. tive)." c.n


Q) 0 0 C'l Funerals/Memoriams MOTHER THELMA RIVERS A praise and worship cel ebration for Mother Thelma Rivers will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at 12 noon at The Greater St. Luke M. B. Church, 108 C Warnell St., Plant City, ff: Pastor, Elder Larry Sykes. C The Lord called Mother Z Thelma to Himself on CS: Wednesday, May 13th, service battling the hedges W and highways for souls for theLord. fi w > w c w ::z:: en :::::; m :l Mother Rivers was pre ceded in death by: her hus band, Elder Ralph Rivers; mother, Gladys Colbert; fa ther, John Edwards; and children, Allen Fisher and Michele Eiland. She leaves to cherish her memories: children, Ronald (Stephon), Donald (Mary), Maria and Brenda (Deryl); grandchildren, Rebecca, Hope, Dontrell, Cory, Chris, Natasha, Tim othy, Crystal, Dion, Kevin, Tiffany, Marcella, Tylonda, Ronald, Otis, Serita, Mau rice, Marcell, Erica, Jeanie, Donnell, Maurice and Tiffany; daughter-inlaw, Blanche Fisher; god children, Sandra Harrell, Robert and Mildred Hawk, Thyasus, Breedlove, Pat WISe, and Jada and Jordan BroadP.ax (my chipmunks); great neighbors, Lovetta, Ragins, Rosetta Smith, Andrea Tillman, Edith Langston, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Harvey, Ronnie Crews, Carl Broom, and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Arnao; nephews, Isaac (Tillie) and Edward (Frances); Drs. Larry and Adriane Sykes, Zion Christian Fellowship Church members and Bishop John Davis, Lillie Joe, Pearl Bellamy and Mr. and Mrs. Coffee; and a host of other sorrowing, spiritual children, great and great, great grands, cousins, family, friends and neighbors. Mother Rivers' remains will repose at The Greater St. Luke M. B. Church, 108 Warnell St., Plant City, on Tuesday, May 19, r!o09, from 6-8 p. rn. Charlow Funeral Horne, 1010 Laura Street, Plant City, 33563, is entrusted with the services. CHARLOW FUNERAL HOME z ljj IN MEMORIAM ..... ..... :l m ...:. w z i= z w en cs: c a: 0 ..... 1L (0 ,... w CORINE BORDEN HARDY May 18, 1943-June 16, 1993 They Call MeL. L Corine FUNERAL HOME Mr. Talvin Bowman, Tampa. Ms. Frankie Dozier, T!!!!!DB. Mr. Hill, Tampa. EVERETT-DERR &ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME Ms. Tracey L. Kenty, 2905 .... Ybor Street. I was born only three months and then you were gone. 1'111 told through me a lot of your ways and spirit live on. When I was younger I wondered what does that mean, why are they staring at me. I was told I act, walk, talk and look like Corine. I didn't know what that meant. Now that I'm older and un derstand, I love listening to the stories and looking at your pictures while everyone is reminiscing. Hearing people say you have your grandma's face, I say thank you. I know now your family wishes that we could be blessed with your grace. Love, Barissa. HARMON fYNERAL HOME Mr. Leroy Epps, Sr., Tampa. Mr. Freddie S. White, Tampa. --1!1'\ .. 1nfiL- FUNERAL HOME Ms. Nina Christian, Tampa. Ms. Alleene Frierson, Tampa. Local Communitv Remembers Master Isaiah McQuire Members of the community came together to remember the life of Master Isaiah Ian McGuire. He passed away on April 28th and was laid to rest on May gth. (Photography by BRUNSON). His grandmother, Chase, and Papa, Frederick, are shown in this photograph. Family members Calvin McGuire, Van, and Vijay, were among those in attendance. Among those at the gathering were his aunts, Eve and Bee, his mom, Tequneisha, and grandmother, Eve. E. WfHER KING, JR BLVD. TAMPA, Fl33610 Ph.l8131 232-8125 Fax (813) 231-0521 I-I r 111 t) 11 Funeral Home John W. Harmon, L.F..D. james Harmon. L. F. D. 5002 N. 40th St. 626-8600 FUNERAL HOME Shown in this photograph "Our Business Is Service" are Ms. Tequaneisha C. jiiiiu *Tampa, FL 33605 McGuire, mother of the in(800) 605-3350 (813) fant, and his grandfather, I s __ .w__ils_o_n_f_u=n_er_a_lh_o_m_e_.c_o_m_..J. Calvm, r.


Crime Robberv Anempt Fails At longshoremen's Hall On Friday at 6:10 p.m., Longshoremen's Local 1402 President, James Harrell said a group of longshoremen had just left a room adjacent to his, and he was preparing to leave when a young man came inside, forced him into an office, and announced he was going to rob the place. "He had a gun and later a second young man came inside." Harrell said when he told them there was no money, they started arguing because a third member had told them there would be money in the office. "They shoved me around and made me sit down, but they really didn't hurt me. They just told me to sit still." Harrell said he's glad they didn't hurt him when he told them there was no money. "I know in most cases when you tell them there's no money, they shoot you. Instead, they just left." Police spokesperson Andrea Davis said the trio kept yelling, "where's the money," and Harrell told them there was a safe in the back of the building, but he had no access to it. One of the suspects grabbed a $20 bill that was on a desk and all three fled. The suspects had their faces covered during the offense, and all that's known is that they were Black males. The investigation is con tinuing. Assistant Principal .charged With DUI Early Sun day morning, Tama Police arrested the assistant principal for administration at MELVIN WILLIAMS, Strawberry JR. Crest High School on a charge of driving under the influence. Police said Melvin Williams, Jr., 31, was charged with the misdemeanor about 1:40 a.m. at Bruce B. Downs and Dona Michelle Drive. According to reports, an officer pulled over a vehicle that Williams was driving after noticing the driver was unable to maintain a single lane of travel. Williams was released after posting $500 bail. Deoutv Jailed Aher Teen AllegedlY Beaten SEAN DEPUTY WALKER JOSHV,A. A 28-year-old Hillsborough County detention deputy was suspended without pay after he allegedly beat an inmate. The investigation into the incident is continuing. According to police, last Thursday morning, Jail Deputy Joshua Spencer is alleged to have attacked 16-year-old Sean Walker after Walker allegedly spat on him through a meal slot. After the alleged incident Spencer reportedly charged and punched the teenager several times before being restrained by other deputies. The inci dent resulted in a l-inch gash on the back of his 1 he,ad. Walker is being held ori a $7,500 bond for rob bery ._ .... 'with misdemeanor. battery and felony official miscon duct. He was released after posting a $2;500 borid. Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee _said, "I am extremely disappointed in the actions of the deputy who assaulted this inmate. I am proud of the other deputy who saw the incident, knew it was wrong, and brought it to our attention. We moved quickly and tLoroughly when we learned of this incident." OHicer Shoots Teenager DERRICK SHEFFIELD On Sunday night, a Tampa Police officer shot a teenager who reportedly rammed a police cruiser with a stolen car. Police said officers were stopped at the intersection of 50th Street and Melbourne when a stolen car drove past them They pulled in behind the vehicle and turned on their lights and siren. A pursuit began and the suspect vehicle west on 26th Avenue .. and tried to turn onto 46th Street when it lost control and crashed into a fence. Officers pulled their car directly behind the vehicle, and as they began to get out of their vehicl_e, the sus pect reportedly t>ut his car into reverse and floored it. His vehicle slammed into the police cruiser, causing it to spin out of control. Officer Dustin Kennedy fear.ed for his : l partner's life and fired his weapon. The suspect was shot one time in the shoulder and was transported to a local hospital in good con dition. The teenager was identi fied as 16-year-old Derrick Sheffield, and has been charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, aggravated fleeing to elude, grand theft auto, and burglary of an unoccupied conveyance. UNCLE SANDY ----------------------. "Putting qff today f.P.t tomor;row 3, 23, 27 just adds to the tasks of tomorrow." 20, 29, 37. -t c m en c Teen Charged In Anack On lis Child's Mother 3: ... .!D Early Friday morning, Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly attacking the mother of his child and her boyfriend. Deputies arrested Mario Avante Davis on charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling, battery and attempted felony murder. According to reports, Davis kicked in the front door of an apartmenilat Winwood Oaks,14802 North Florida Avenue. Once inside, Davis fought with 18-year-old Jasmine Harris and 21-year-old David Galloway, who were watching television, police said. Deputies said Davis went into the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and slashed at Harris and Galloway, but missed. Harris had a small scrape MARIO DAVIS on her arm and Galloway a small cut to his body. Neither accepted medical treatment. N 0 0 CD Deputies said Davis, after a call by a deputy responding to the scene, returned to the home and ., surrendered. He was b arrested and transported to ::D Orient Road Jail. en m z Pregnant Woman, Godsister Attacked ::::t z m r;tD C": r r m DWANESHA HARRINGTON ST PETERSBURG -Last Tuesday, St. Petersburg said a pregnant woman who had just moved to a new neighborhood and her godsister were attacked by a group of women. Police said Levada Bellamy was struck on the forehead and right eye with a brick and cut on the foot by a bottle in two attacks. Charneshia Bell, who is MARY HARRINGTON ::::t z "'tJ c tD r-(i) :I: m c m < m -t c m en c l> z c pregnant, was punched. :B Police arrested sisters 0 .. Dwanesha Harrington, 21, and Mary Harrington, 20, on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. According to reports, the WOI)len were attacked .because were-aew to the neighborhood and had to go through some kind initiation. ,) Voice of Our Community Speakingfor (8:1.3) 248-1.9 2 .1.


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