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Celebrating 64 Years In The Tampa Bay Area -------uspectln urder Hii ins' om urrenders SEE STOR'( ON PAGE 3-A _ Citizens Inspired By Healthcara Speech SEE PAGE 6-A Hillsborough NAACP President Resigns SEE PAGE 4-A 1ST ANNUAL LABOR DAY CELEBRATION Members of the community were among those in attendance at the Labor Day Red Carpet event last weekend The event was sponsored by the Super Pure Productions, and was held at Harris Hall. Joe, Jack, Double 0, and Pluto hosted the exciting event that promises to become an annual event. Some of the ladies in attendance at the event were: Renee, Amy, Tab, Ursula, TaShay, Kelly, Shonda, and Vandolyn. (Photograph by BRUN SON). Wall-Known Tampa Businessman Dies SEE PAGE 22-A County Votes To Settle White Case SEE PAGE 10-A

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0') 0 Features .,.. .,.. a: w III :E w 1-a. w en >"' < 0 New Middleton High School Principal Has Special Tie To Classic Game a: LL 0 a: LL 0 z < 0 en w ..... > a: w > w 0 w :I: en ::::; m a. z i= w ...J ...J m I ...J w z BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter There is no rivalry in high school football that can come close to the annual Blake Middleton game. For the African American community this game means more than just wins and loses. It is one of the few remaining parts of Black history in Tampa that hasn' t been destroyed. For new Middleton High School principal, Owen Young, the game holds a special place in his heart. Not only was Young a student at Middleton when it was a middle school, his dad, Arthur Green, is a Middleton alumnus from the era when the rivalry was at its peak. ''I'm very clear about the competitive nature of the schools. Although some students don't know the history, MS. VALERIE GODDARD On Tuesday, a consulting W firm executive announced her candidacy for the office 0 of County Commissioner, a: District 3. The seat is g presently held by embroiled LL ,Co,unty Commissioner <( I C\1 w (!) Kevin White. Ms. Valerie Goddard made the announcement during a press conference at Chester Ferguson Law Center, Stetson Law School 1610 N. Tampa Street. An honors graduate of Whittier College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Social Work, Ms. Goddard has devoted nearly two decades of her professional career wcrrking to ensure that all children and families have the resources needed to maximize their potential. She served as an E x ecutive Director of a non-profit United Way agency for 12 ye ars, and is now the Pres id ent of her o w n consu l t ing firm Howard W. BLAKEvs.M between the two schools in spite ofthe heated rivalry." Young said both schools stand as iconic standards and represent the struggle and what Black people had to go through. "Today, none of us can imagine what it was like being told if you were Black, you could attend only two high schools in Tampa at that time " Although those conditions did exist, it did not diminish the quality of education the students received, or the quality of the teachers providing that education." Young said he sees another Tiger victory and for Blake principal, Jackie Haynes, to bring it on This year's contest will be Thursd ay, September 17th 7 p .m. at Raymond James Stadium. Tickets can be purchased at The Hope Center, Monday through Friday from 3 :30 p.m. until 7 p.m.; after school at Middleton in front of the main office from 3 p m until 4 p .m.; at the Plant City /Middleton home opener September 11th a 7:30 p m., from Blake High School by contacting the school's Athletic Director, Jessie Salters, at (813) 272-3422, or the Florida Sentinel Office, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. untils p.m .. Tickets are $8.oo per per son. Children's Board Chair Announces Candidacv For Kevin White's Seat Ms. Goddard was raised in a career military family that traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. These. experiences helped sha-pe her global and multi-cultural perspective on life .and hav e equipped her to address the needs of this diverse county . In her current role as a two-term gubernatorial appointee and Chair_ o(the Children's Board._ of Hillsborough County, Ms. Goddard views her life's work a1? a higher cail to ser vice . AS the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Altamese Brodie, an education icon serving generations of Arresfe(J and Coifcerilei1 AboutYou..-Legal Rights? Call Tanya Dugree (813) 418-5253 P.t\ l!t-.. 1:1 PJ.n, \'..t.l.;hk \\ .:h \' l 1 kllJ! I 1 HU K OF PATRICIA DAWSON, P.A. Criminal Defense, Family Law & Personal Injury Cypress Point Office Park 10014 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 101 TamJla, Florida 33618 (813) 386-5730 Fom1cr Hillsboroug h Count y Prosecutor-Deputy Chi ef Tampa families, she learned the importance of community service. Ms. Goddard continues her family s legacy of exemplary leadership and innovation in her daily work. how much we can give. She firml y believes "We have a common cause, we stand on common ground, and we will workfor the good of the greater community." She believes one person can make a difference, and each of us should live our lives NOT by how much we can get out of life, but by It is with this foundation that she now plans to embark upon this journey to represent and serve the citi zens of Hillsborough County Hostile Work Environment W.C./ Race Discrimination Pra( ficing T.aw ln: Criminal Defense Family Law Personal Injury Attomev & Counselor At Law Cypi c s s Point Grficc Park 10014 N Dale Mahrv Suilc 101 Tampa, flori da l R (813)269-9706 Fax:(8l3)960-064l T!i e .of" i10 A n Ha1 ll'1v.-,ufll' u d l>t= b .u :.;d ,,dv.: tt!smo'..r:ls B..:f.:-rc yt)u m m ::> i J..:C \\TU:<'n iuf.::-:i.U.'VNC
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Feature :::c c }< Father Of Twins Surrenders After Murdering Their Mother -1 m Saquanda Simon, 30, figured she had endured enough turmoil in her life, and it was time for her to concentrate on raising her four children and her medical career. But she never thought her failure to return calls to the father of her twins, Cedrick Salter, 28, would result in her death. According to the Hillsbor ough County Sheriffs Office, Salter came over to Simon's Grant Park home Tuesday night to confront her about her failure to return his phone calls and some pending court action. Investigalurs said Salter forced his way into Simon's home through a laundry room, and confronted her. The couple argued while Simon held one of their 18-month-old twins. As Simon turned away from Salter, he reportedly fired three shots, striking Simon twice. He fled the home after the shooting. Simon's aunt, Debra Jackson, rushed over to the house and performed CPR on her niece, but was not success ful. Simon was pronounced dead at the scene. Salter surrendered to authorities Wednesday night and was charged with firstdegree murder and armed burglary. Simon's grandmother, Ms. Mae Jackson and Ms. Adoption SAQUANDA SIMON ..... shot to death while holding her 18-month-old daughter. Debra Jackson have mixed emotions. They are deeply hurt and at the same time angry and want retribution. Salter, also known as Woogie, was one of the origi nal members of a local group called the U-Haul Boys. According to Debra Jackson, the couple started seeing each other about 7 years ago. "He was very jealous and had threatened her before. He didn't have to do this." SaQuanda was a graduate of Brandon High School and according to her aunt, Debra, had always wanted to get into nursing. She attended the Galen Nursing School, and a year ago she got her certification as a registered nurse. She had Civil/ Personal Injury Immigration Bankruptcy Probate .wills Guardianship Call Us. We Can Help. F. Kemi oguntebi Attorney At Law 109 N. Armenia Avenue Tampa, FL 33609 WARREN DAWSON 221-1800 1461 TaiDpa Park Plaza @ Nebraska Ave. & Scott St. The h:nng of a lawyer IS an important th3t should not be based sc:ell' upon advert:sements. Before )'OU decide. ask us tc send you FREE .vr1tten Information 3bout and exper:enc<' been working at the Moffitt Cancer Center and the South Tampa Nursing Home. "SaQuanda had gone through a lot in her personal life, and being a registered nurse was a big turnaround for her," said Debra Jackson. "She just wanted to be a good mom for her kids. Cedrick gave no thought to the children when he did this. She was holding one of their twins when he shot her." "Her 10-year-old daughter, Shareece, woke up asking for her mother. This is really painful for all of us." Saquanda's mother, Arlene Jackson, said all that matters to me is they caught him. I don't want them have any mercy on him. "If my daughter had warned us she was having problems with him, maybe we could have prevented this." Ms. Simon has two brothers and a sister, and was CEDRICK 'Woogie' SALTER ..... turned himself in for shooting the mother of his twins. Ms. Mae Jackson's eldest grandchild. Ms. Jackson said Salter's mother came by the house and they told her what happened. Ms. Simon's four children are Shareece (10), Ashanti (7), and twins Cedrick Salter, Jr. and Cenesia, whom she was holding when Salter shot her. S: Smitty, a member of the U-m Haul Boys, said he was shocked when he heard what Woogie had done. "I just didn't believe Woogie would do something o like this. When we formed the C/) m z ::t z m r I m c: r r !!t z "0 c: m r c;; ::1: m c m < 9 .... c: m C/) c )> z c ::D 6

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Local 0 C\1 ,.. ,.. a: w m w 1-a. w Students Were Motivated Bv President Obama's Speech BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor CJ) On Tuesday afternoon, -President Barack Obama addressed the nation's school childre n via webcast or Ca:: u. Span, them to study c a: u. c z < c CJ) w t-fi: w > w C w :I: CJ) :::i m Q. z tu ...1 ...1 III ...J w z t= z w CJ) a: 0 ...1 u. . hard, stay in school and de\elop their talents so they can grow up to solve the country's problems. Prior to the speech, President Obama's distracters accused him of attempting to "indoctrinate students into his socialist plans." Many parents refused to allow their children to hear th e speech. During the speech, President Obama talked about being raised by a single mother and how she impressed the need of a good education upon him. President Obama said, "Every single one of you has something you're good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to your self to discover what that is ... And no matter what you want to do in life, I guarantee that you'll need an education to do it." Some Middleton High School students listened to President Obama's speech and shared their opinions. Kylila Bullard, 17, said, "I thought his speech was very inspiring. It gave kids more of a purpose to do well in school. It also shows how much of a difference each one of us can make." Kylila is a senior who plans to attend West Point and earn KYLILA BULLARD NAYAYOUNG a degree in Computer Science. Her future plans include working in the Cyber Space Security field. Of the controversy she said, "I think that just proves that America is still racist. Other presidents have addressed students, so why make such a big deal when President Obama does the same thing? He is doing more than any one to try and help everybody and keep the people informed." William Cross, 17, is also a senior and plans to attend Florida A & M University. His futu-re plans are to major in business administration and minor in political science. His future includes entering the Vv'ILLIAM CROSS MIA CARR political arena. William said, "I thought it was very moving, motivation al, and informative to us students as to what we need to do to become successful in life." Concerning the controversy William said, "I think people may have received the wrong ideas and thought his speech would be full of subliminal messages about his health care plan because other presidents have done that before." Seventeen-year-old Naya Young said, "I thought it was very motivational and it was a good speech, some kids need a little push. You can hear it from your parents and teach-,GIBBS & PARNELL, PA ATTORNEYS AT LAW A. P . GIBBS, ESQ MAITHEW KOCHEVAR. ESQ THOMAS E. PARNELL, ESQ PERSONAllNfURY AND WRON.G .FU.L oEATH AUTO, TRUCK. MOTORCYCLE OR BOAT ACCIDENTS. SUP AND fAll, NURSING HOME Lt SERIOUS IN URIES. \)'/)-4444 722 E. FLETCHER AVE TAI\tPA. FL 33612 \V\VVV.G I BBSAN D 1)/\RN E L L.COM FIRM IS RATED BY MARTINDALE-HuBBEll, THE HIGHEST RATING FOR LEGAL ABILITY AND ETHICAL STANDARD. WORlDWJ.DE. 1he fliri11g Jf.-4 l.mtycr Is Art imporrwst [."lesfct.m 11sm SlxJuld !'io: lie /kJ:u; d Up.'lxtri,n;.:o:. ers, but coming from the President, it 's more motiva ti onal." N aya, who plans to attend Howard University as a PreMedicine student said, "I r eally thought the controver sy was very unnecessary. It was blown up a nd it s houldn t hav e been. Th ere was no need for p eop le to take it the way they did. He just wanted to motivate us." Mia Carr, 17 who is a junior, plans to become a business owner in the future. After graduation, she wants to become a cosmetologist with her own shop. After accomplishing that goal she plans to continue h e r educa tion. Mia said, "I think the speech was e ncouragin g and h e lpful. It r eally showed that President Obama i s concerned about all students at all schools." Of the co ntroversy she said, "It was unnecessary. Parents should have accepted it as the helpfulness President Obama was trying to offer." (Photographs by BRUNSON). NAACP President Resigns, Citing Familv Time CURTIS STOKES ... Resigns as President of Hillsborough County Branch NAACP. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Curtis Stokes, President of the Hillsborough County NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), has resigned as head of the organization He stated his reason for resigning was to spend more time with his family "I need to spend more time with my family. My son is in middle school now, and I just need to concentrate on the family. I enjoyed my time as president and I hope that I had a positive impact. I believe that Carolyn Collins will do a great job." The resignation took effect on Tuesday, September 8th. Dr. Carolyn Collins, who is currently the First Vice President, will succeed him. Stokes was elected to a second term of two years as the President last year. He began serving his second term in January 2009. In his letter of resignation Stokes said, "It is with great sadness that I submit this letter of resignatiofl as the President of the Hillsborough County Branch of the National Associaticn of the Advancement of Colored People effective September 8, 2009. I have faithfully served the organization in a variety of leadership roles since 2004. "I have served as membership chair, 1st Vice President and as President since November 2006. As you all know the financial services industry has changed considerably since I became president, coupled with my respon-DR. CAROLYN COLLINS ... To assume role as President of Hillsborough County Branch NAACP. sibilities as a father and husband I do not have the capacity to fulfill my role at this time. I want to personally thank you for allowing me to serve." According to the NAACP by laws, Dr. Carolyn Collins will be elevated to the position of president. Dr. Sam Wright, who is currently the 2nd Vice President, will become 1st Vice President, and Ms. Dorothy Nettles, who is 3rd Vice President, Will become the 2nd Vice President. The 3rd Vice President seat is open as a result of Stokes' resignation. Dr. Carolyn Collins said, "When you ;:tccept the position of 1st vice p resident, you've got to be prepared to step in if necessary. We'll move forward and do what needs to be done If you don't believe it's neces sary for the NAACP to contin ue to exist, all we have to do is just look at the things that have transpired over the past year. It looks like we have done more regression than progression. Someone has to be the conscience for all mankind." "Curtis will still be with us and we need people in the community to come to us and work with us to make it better in their communities. There is still work to be done in housing, education, health care, and exposing our young children to the things they need. The NAACP has been in existence for more than too years and we will continue using our call to action to do what we have need to do local ly," Dr. Collins said

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Columns FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN { USP S 202 140 ) 2207 21st Avenue T amp a F lori d a 3 3 6 0 5 {813 ) 248-192 1 P u b lished E very Tuesday and Friday B y FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co., M e mber of N a tion a l Newsp a per Publ ishe r s Associ ation { NNPA) and Amalg a mat e d Publ is her s Inc., N e w Yor k 1990 -9 4 CP nme lnternat io n al POSTMASTER : Send Address Chan ge T o : Florida Sentinel Bulletin, P O Box 3363 Tampa FL 33601 Per io d i cal Postage P aid At Tampa, FL W.W Andrews 1874-1931 {1919) C Blythe Andrews 1901-19n {1945) Founders C BLYTHE ANDREWS, JR., CHAIRMAN S KAY ANDREWS PUBLISHER C BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill PRESIDENT/CONTROLLER GWEN HAYES, EDITOR IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDITOR BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Subsc r i ption s-544. 0 0 6 Mon t h s Both Edi tion s : $ 87 00-Pe r Year Both Editio ns. Opinions expressed o n editor i al pages o f this newspaper by Co l umnists or Gu es t Writers do not nece ss arily r eflec t the edi t oria l s t a nce of T he Flori d a Sentinel Bulletin o r the P u blishe r Pontius Pilate And The President's Speech ''W hen Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, 'I am innocent of the blood of this person: see ye to it" (Matt, 27:24). Now the Hillsborough County Superintendent and many other school superintendents across America know how it feels to be on the wrong side of history, simply because they would not stand for what they knew was right. And it was all because of an innocent 18-minute speech, a speech that totaled less than 3,000 words, which the President of the United States gave to the children of America. To their credit, Hillsborough County Schools' superintendent MaryEllen Elia and the School Board said they' d read President Obama's presentation and decided it conveyed a "healthy, nonpartisan message." But the credit stopped there. To their discredit, Hillsborough County Schools along with many other schools and school systems throughout America refused to recommend an across-the-board acceptance of the President's speech . Instead, like Pontius Pilate in the face of another situation, many years ago, top education administrators and their comrades "washed their hands" of an opportunity wherein they might not only have sent a message of sanity and support to their students, but would have proven to a watchful world that the leaders of America's schools had indeed, cast off their cloaks. But that .was not to be. Even though school children by the thousands applauded President Obama's supportive and kindly speech, certain disgruntled voices could not bring themselves to accept the truth. And in America, Pontius Pilate felt right at home. American Graduation Rates. 'Disgraceful We applaud President Obarila. His address to America's school children and to anyone else currently enrolled in school was not only timely, but was motivating and necessary. Given our nation's unbelievably dismal high school graduation rates, the continuous drain of skilled job opportunities to the outside, and the sad quality of many of our high school graduates, the President's message was a loving reminder that we all must do more to improve the education and workforce skills of our youth. So, with the President's words in mind, we took a look at the graduation rates in the United States. Interestingly enough, only two states with the highest graduation rates overall (81 to 93 percent) were among the states with the highest graduation rates for Black students. West Virginia and Massachusetts tied for the top of the list on both accounts. Florida's graduation and Black graduation record, lagged behind the state of Mississippi, which itself was at the bottom of the barrel. What seems to be the problem? Why have two of America's smallest states consistently turned out a superior high school graduation product? In an attempt to answer these and other bedeviling questions, we have a suggestion. Send a "Blue-Ribbon" fact-finding committee, not to Las Vegas, but to West Virginia and Massachusetts. See what those states are doing effectively. Then copy them! Because He Is A Democrat Or Because He Is Black M a n y Republi ca n s w a nt President Barack Obama t o fa il a s Preside nt o f th e Unit e d States. H o w d o I know? B eca u s e s o many o f the m h ave publicl y said so. I kn o w th a t t o b e tru e a nd you know th a t t o b e true, too. The questio n is, d o they want him t o fai l because h e is a Democra t o r do t hey w a nt h im to f ail bec a use h e i s Blac k ? I h ave come t o b e liev e th a t it is a combination of the t wo. Politically the m ajority of Republicans are opposed to anything the Obama Administration tries to do It is a fact that President Obama went to the White House deter mined to create a bi-partisan atmosphere. It is obvious the Republicans came with a determination not to be a part of any bi-partisan movement The majority of whatever President Obama has been able to get done in Washington so far, has been done with almost no Republican support Republican s hav e opposed hi s a pp ointees hi s stimulus p ac kage, hi s auto industry b ailo ut hi s b a nk b ailo ut his Supre m e C o u r t nominee his f o r e i g n p olic ies, his h a ndling of the w a r s in Ira q and A f g h a ni s t a n among other things. Th ey h ave opposed hi s h ea lth care r e f o rm eff orts a nd they didn t want h i m to t a lk to our c hildr e n The y h ave a c c u s ed President Obama o f not being an American c itizen in s pite of de finite proof. They have com pared him to Hitler, painted his face white compared him to an ape and, in general, criti cized his every move. Republicans have also devel oped a selecti v e case of amne sia. They can no longer remem ber the mess this country was left in by the last President, Republican, George W. Bush. Instead they fool them selves into believing that this whole economic political, mili tary and social mess is the fault of President Barack Obama. When The People $peak! I fyou ask historians, the y 'll tell you. It isn' t the big things that turn the world, but the little so-called insignif icant things that set the world on its ear. Take for instance, what happened at County Commission meeting, last week Wearing sneakers and kitchen aprons ... sporting shorts and T-shirts a motley crowd of senior citizens and community activists of all. stripes, sizes and colors converged on already overburdened County Commissioners -Commissioner Kevin White included to demand that the County listen and then save the citizens North 22nd Street road widening project. No, they did not come to talk about county commissioners' aides assaulted in a sexual harassment scandal. Neither did they come questioning the logic nor wisdom .of county employee cuts, which from a distance seemed more person al than fiscal. Instead citizens raised a hue and cry about streets their street ... 22nd Street! Said Rev. Don Grantham, pastor of University Baptist Church, i n his full sermonic voice, W e' ve been told engineering plans are completed and most of the land needed has been obtained." County Commissioners sat watching him like kindly cats charming a canary The reverend contin ued "I hope this is not a sign thatthe County is reneging or backpedaling on revitalization efforts Then his two minutes were up. He sat down. But as quickly as the pastor took his seat, another 22nd Street Patriot jumped in his place. And the demonstration contin ued During the past 15 years, the backbone of 22nd Street as it stretched above Fowler Avenue, had found itself carrying an increasing load. The load included new schools, and a slew of new community ser vice centers, parks and apartment complexes. Without widening, not only has 22nd Street become a joke for them who used it but it had deterio rated into a traffic hazard to be avoided whenever possible Consequently, the recent convergence by North Tampa and so-called Suitcase City" residents on a county commission meeting was more than simply an exercise in good citi zenship It was indeed, a cry for help! Assured an intense and unblinking Commission Chairman Ken Hagan, "One way or the other, this "T! :0 c I a tt r ibu te all of th e prop a }.( ga n da b y R epublica n s t o b e en b eca u se President Obama i s m a D e m oc r a t But l et's look a t the s l a nd e rin g pro p a g a nd a a littl e clo se r a nd w e m ay find m th a t so m e o f thi s i s b eca u se h e m i s Black. :0 ... S o m a n y R e public a ns don t ....., r e fer to Mr. Obama a s our N pr esi d e nt m y pr e sid e nt or the Preside nt o f th e Unit e d St a tes. In s t ea d th ey r e f e r t o him as simpl y 'Obama' or this pr esid e n t.' Th a t i s b o th int e ntion a l and di s r e spectful. R e publican s con s t a ntly m ake r ace -b ase d r e m a rk s a nd c r e a t e r aceb ase d drawings a b o u t a nd of President Obama. M a n y o f th ese c omm e nt s a nd d raw in gs jus t drip with h a te. It i s h a te-b as ed upon the Presid e nt b e ing Black. Th e First Lady Michelle Obama, has been nothing short of a sweetheart since she became the Lady of the White House She has become a fash ion statement for style and fashion. Most everybody, Black and white, love her. Still there 0 0 U) are some who constantly criti-.., cize her for no reason at all r-But confused people please 0 don t count on it President Barack Obama will not fail )> as President of the United en States! Also, come to grips with the fact that like it or not, Mr. Barack Obama is President Of The United States Of America m z :::! z m r-1 m c: r rm :::! z board i s going to fulfill its commitment and complete this project," a project to spend more almost $9 million "C dollars to expand a gaunt and C: trembling 22nd Street that resembles what Tampa used to (;; look like, twenty years ago :Z: But how and where? With a deficit of more than $i44 mil-m lion, where is the money com-< ingfrom? m And now, to add even more insult to injury, one of the -1 County's own commissioners ; is piffling in the pool with a en civil court fine that could cost C the County well over half a ?.( million dollars, conservatively. )> And to add to this growing Z comedy of fiscal errors, C Commissioner Kevin :;B White, the current culprit in c question, happens to be the ?.( of the areaj which mcludes North"22na Street. As Kingfish would say, "LAWD HAVE MERCY!!" Could it get worse? Could the County fail to keep its promise and not widen 22nd Streetj causing the crowd of 22no Street Patriots to come back with rotten eggs rather than rough language? Could a judge decide Hillsborough County is indeed liable for restitution of Alyssa Ogden and her attorney thereby making the widening of 22na Street even more of a pipe dream? Might Kevin White be con tacted and given his own reality show wherein to pay back the money he owes, that way? No matter what the outcome one thing is certain. WHEN C) THE PEOPLE SPEAK THE WORLD WILL LISTEN! ).

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g Local N a: w m ::!: w a.. w en Citizens Respond To President Obama's Healthcare Speech BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On W ednesday night, President Barack Obama C a d d r essed th e nation about fE hi s h ea lthc a r e plan H e di s p elle d the m yths tha t h ave b ee n circulating and cla rifi e d points of concern Some citizen shared their comments about the propo s ed healthcare plan with the Sentinel. Ms. Antonia Barber said, "I was quite impressed u.. with the plan President C Obama outlined. Up until last evening I was unaware of just what the plan consista ed of, but now that he has en spelled it out and made assurances where the funding is concerned, I am hoping more people will see the w light and embrace it." [i "This country has waited c too long for healthcare reform. The citizens of en HHlsborough County have :::i been blessed with the Indigent Healthcare Plan for a.. years, but think of all the Z counties across this nation where there is none. Without :f affordable healthcare, people ;:::, suffer and they tend not to m live healthy lives." .!I w I'm actually impressed Z with the fact that President !z Obama is trying to deliver w so early on something the en whole country is so desperC ately in need of, and have Q: waited years to get." 0 ...J LL Howard Harris s a id, "The President fina ll y stopped being nice. H e said 'They claim ... that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens . is a lie, plain and simple'." "This was directed towards a certain senator and a certain ex-Governor of Alaska. Yippee!" Ms. Pat Spencer said, "I watched, as did many, President Obama last night. I was pleased with what he said in reference to a lot of the mis-information that is circulating regarding healthcare." "I have a better understanding of what is actually in the plan. It was also clear that some of the Republicans did agree with some of what he was saying. As President Obama said, it's time now to move forward with a reform of the healthcare sys tem from both sides of the aisle : He moved the pendulum to the right last night I am so proud of him." Ronnie Moorer said, "I thought President Obama made a fantastic speech. He LABOR & E f \'IPLOY i \'IENT LA\\' YER EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION WORKERS' COMPENSATION CIVIL SERVICE I UNION GRIEVANCE -ChMptet 7 ($500 Plus Costs) 505 East Jackson SL Suite #303 Barrister's Building Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 387 BANKRUPTCY Stop Foreclosure & Credltor'a Haraument REAL ESTATE LAW FAMILY LAW (813) 387-7724 l a id a ll th e m a rbl es o n th e t a bl e a nd in v it e d b o th p a r ties t o play so th a t we all can b e n e fit. Les Miller, Jr., said, I think the president laid out exclusively what he wanted for the people of this country, access to doctors, insurance that will not drop them if they come down with a catastro phic illness, and to make sure insurance companies are regulated. He cleared up the fact that there is no such thing as death panels and he explained that even with the $900 billion it would cost it is still less than what we were spending in the Ir a q War and it's less than the tax breaks given to the rich during the previous administration. He's just trying to give people insurance across the board." "If people can get preventa tive care, then they won't wait until they have a cat astro phi c illn ess t o go t o th e doct or. ... Th e n aysaye r s in C o n g r e ss s h ould com e o n b oa rd. They s h o uld work w ith him so th a t ever y c itizen in this country will have in s ur a nce." Ms. Ann Porter said, I thought it was a sound, cost conscious and effective plan and so badly needed. The most important thought that I have was that the plan calls for additional services for the insured and the uninsured." "The plan does not require one to change doctors, those with pre-existing illnesses cannot be cancelled and the plan will call for more cover age in examinations, tests, ex rays, etc It will offer afford able insurance for all citizens and small businesses will not pay large amounts for their employees. "I was proud to hear him Tamp a t a lk ab out the m yths The plan v.ri.ll n o t fund a borti o n s and it's n o t a d eath panel. Anoth e r cla rifi c ation h e gave wa s tha t the r e a re public op ti o ns. H ea lth c ar e w o uld b e wh a t th e pri va t e a nd publi c secti o n h as offe r e d t o e duca tion I thou g ht it trem e nd o us th a t e very on e will b e off e r e d a choic e whe th e r public or pri vate Congresswoman Kathy Castor issued this statement: "He a lth insurance reform is vital to Florida families and businesses. The status quo is not working for too many of my neighbors and is too expensive. We need to bring competition to lower costs for our hard-working families and make insurance available to many more. No longer will insurance companies be able to deny you coverage if you get sick they won't be able to charge you higher premiums because of medical history or current illness, if you change jobs, you can carry your policy with you, and you won't have to pay co-pays or deductibles for preventative care. And if you like your health insurance, you can keep it." H .. . 1 n ... OUSIRd 1\uthorihj YOU CAN MOVE I N NOW! VACANCIES FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY 2 AND 3 BEDROOMS AVAILABLE HARDWOOD FLOORS CEILING FANS CENTRAL AIR AND HEAT OSBORNE LANDINGS APARTMENTS 3502 E. OSBORNE AVENUE TAMPA, FLORIDA 813-3144 OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY 9 A.M.-12 NOON TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9 A.M.-5 P.M. SATURDAY 9 A.M.-1 P.M. DANIEL WILKINS, MANAGER

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m 0 0 N a: w Ill :E w 1-0.. w (/) >=' < c a: u.. c a: u.. c z <( c (/) w :::) .... > a: w > w c w X (/) :J m :::) a. z tu ...J ...J :::) m I ...J w z z w (/) <( c a: 0 ...J u.. First Missionary Baptist Churh Of Seffner 6720 N. County Rd. 579 Celebrating Pastor Nathaniel Love's 2nd Anniversary Theme: acetebrating A Man With A Vision"-Habakkuk 2 : 3 9-13-()9 St. John Baptist Church Palmetto -Rev. Roland Oliver 9-20-()9 New St. Matthew M.B. Church Rev. Alec Hall 9-27-09 Faith Temple M.B. Church Rev. Eric Campbell Dea. Jesse Hobdy, Chalnnan, Board Of Deacons Brother Brian Aiken & Sis. Michelle Aiken Program Chairpersons Come Join Us! REV. NAllfANIEL And SIS. JULIA LOVE COllEGE Hill CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 6414 NORTH 30TH STREET TAMPA, FlORIDA 33610 CELEBRATES GRANDPARENTS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009 Speaker Elder Charles Davis Pastor Grandparents Day Gospel Singing And Giveaway FREE Gifts-FREE Food [For Everyone] Sunday, September 13 3 P.M. Grant Park Community Center (MLK Blvd. To 54th St.) Sponsors: Pastor Marion Crawford (813) 830-2398 Pastor Roosevelt Crawford* (813) 470-9147 Everyone Is Welcome To Come And Show Our Grandparents Love. Open Door. Local Prostate Cancer Month Strives To Create Awareness BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The Men's Health Network is urging men to talk to their doctors about prostate cancer. They also encourage women to get involved and urge their husbands to request prostate screening, including a PSA test, from their doctor. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, striking approximately 200,000 men each year. Every year, more than 27,000 African American men die from the disease, making it second only to lung cancer as the deadliest cancer in men. Caught early, prostate cancer can be treated, usually successfully. But because many men experience no symptoms, it is often identified only by an abnormal result on a basic prostate can cer screening. Bob Samuels, a prostate BOB SAMUELS Florida Prostate Cancer Network Founder cancer survivor and leader in the area when it comes to out reach and creating awareness, said a lot of people still don't know prostate cancer exists. "I visited the Moffitt Cancer recently, and it's sad an frus .trating to see that no real progress has been made on this health issue. It needs per sonalized attention. I get sev eral phone calls a week, and I have nowhere to refer them." Mr. Samuels said prostate cancer is not being taken seri ous. "Women have done a great job creating awareness about their diseases, but Black men don't want to talk about it or take part in creating aware ness." "It's that old macho pride that prevents African American men from having themselves checked out." Mr. Samuels said he's sug gested a panel discussion of African American males be put together consisting of high professionals who are now willing to talk about the disease "It's not a macho thing to ignore this problem. African American men need to understand that anything is worth sacrificing if it means saving their life. They'd be surprised if they saw the list of popular Black men who've stepped forward and have become spokesmen. "With all that said, it's still not enough." East Tampa Resident savs Building Is Public Nuisance BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer Martinez Wright loves his East Tampa community, and up until a few years ago, he never had any complaints However, a building on the northeast corner of 34th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard has threatened the peace and safety of the area. "I've called police, complained to Councilman Thomas Scott, contacted code enforcement, and just about anyone else I could think of. "The problem is that during the early morning hours, young people have been gath ering at the building, and the noise and traffic problems is 9750 Rockhill Drive Thonotosassa, FL,33592 Rev. W. L. Jackson, Pastor ';"'?. Full or Parttime Musician Salary Negotiable ? j dd ,J Sunday School 9:30 a. m. Morning Worship 11 a. m. Prayer/Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 & 7 p. m. (813) 610-2462 (813) 716-8796 This building has drawn the attention of Martinez Wright, who lives across the street. very disturbing. They are also consuming alcohol on the premises, and I know that has to be illegal." Councilman Scott's aide, Belinda Allen, said she has received numerous calls from Mr. Wright about the build ing and they are at a loss as to what can be done. Public records indicate the building iS' owned by Lavonne Anderson. Tampa Police District III Deputy Commander, Captain Rocky Ratliff, said they hadn't received any calls other than one for vagrancy at the building. "We were under the impression that the building was vacant due to a code violation." Code Enforcement Director, Jake Slater, said they are currently investigating a new complaint about' a car wash being conducted on the site on the weekends. "The building was brought up to code years ago and has been completely rehabbed." "If there is illegal vending occurring on the property, we can stop that" Slater commended Ms. Anderson who he says has been very cooperative with his investigators and has done everything they've asked her to do. One source reports that an East Tampa group is looking into purchasing the building as well as some apartments north of the building.

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Local Kronk For Christ Gospel Talent Showcase (L-R) Attorney Tom Parnell, Michelle B. Patty and Corey "King Cobra" Felton. Krunk for Christ Mentoring Ministries, King Cobra Ent., LLC, and Gibbs & Parnell Attorney At Law have teamed up to host the most oppor tunistic Gospel talent show case in the city's history. The grand prize winner will receive $500, a trophy, management opportunity, full promotional package, a chance to be an opening act for up and coming Krunk For Christ concerts. The event will be judged by indus try professionals and celebrity judges, such as Chapta, Eddie Reese, and Jasmine Sanders. Also in the house will be national entertainment journalist "Miss Mouth" of "The Official Press" and "Hip Hop.com." The sounds will be provid ed by DJ "JT". The security provided by Angel Security and Monte 316. Atty. Parnell said he loves Gospel music and anything that promotes giving back to the kids. "It's always a plus to do whatever you can to help our young people. It is a pleasure for me to be a part of this huge event." Auditions will be held Saturday, September 12th at Peace Progressive P. B. Church, 2628 East Lake Avenue at 11 a.m. All who qualify for the finals will be performing Saturday, September 19th at the College Hill COGIC Conference Center, 1002 East MLK, Jr. Boulevard. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the showcase will start at 7 p.m. All contestants who do not advance to the finals will only have to pay half price. Make sure you bring several copies of yow-CD to give to all the judges and industry profes sionals. For more info, call Krunk For Christ at (813) 312-2123, or King Cobra Enterprises LLC at (813) 244-0848. Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or emailed at lcrews@flsentinel.com. Special Guest: Empowerment Christian Center PASTOR ALFONZO & PASTOR DEONDRICK & LADY JOAI BROUGHTON LADY KELLY DOUGLAS Genesis Worship Center -2711 E. 18th Avenue Tampa, FL 33605 c m (J) 0 Popular Actor To Appear At Red Carpet Event (J) m "U m OJ m :::0 On Friday, Sept. 11th. the Tyler Perry's latest moYie, '"/ Cun Do Bud All By Myself' opens nationally. A special Yic\\'ing of the movie is being offered by a newly introduced organization known as The STANDARD-USA LLC, in conjunction with Lionsgate Films. Offered in a movie pack age that includes "a real red carpet" leading into the Centro Ybor Muvico Theater, the showing of the movie, and an after party at the Tcatro the cYcnt \\ill at 8:30 p.m. Among the special guests slated to appear is Actor Jackie Long. A native of Pasadena, CA, Long made his first television appearance in 2002 with "The Parkers." A comedic actor, Long has appeared in other films including "Love Wrecked" and "ATL," in 2005; and "Idlewild," in 2006. He has also appeared in "The Comebacks," and "Show JACKIE LONG Stoppers" in 2007; "Who's Deal," "Love for Sale," and "Soul Men," in :.wo8; and "The Magnificent Cooly-T" and "Hurricane Season," in 2009. ...... ...... 8 co 'Cultivating lifelong Service:' Retreat Theme For Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororitv More than 150 members of Gamma Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority attended their annual retreat that was held recently in the cafeteria of Middleton High School. The theme of the retreat: "Cultivating Lifelong Services," sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. Rosetta Coleman, a vice president of the bank and also a member of the sorority, represented the bank. She was also one of the facilitators for the workshop. Gamma Theta Omega president, Evelyn McFadden gave the welcome. One of the main objectives of the retreat was to provide close-up and personal interaction between the 72 new members and the ;:!! more seasoned sisters. GTO 0 members Apu McCray and ::U Cheryl Byrd Washington coordinated the fun, sisterly (J) relations activities. m z A representative from Fifth Third Bank gave a brief Z overview of the services m offered by the bank. Lunch OJ and breakout workshop ses-:= r --PastorafAnniversary z "U c OJ r . o r .. t Reverend Dr. T. -and Sister Vera Jenkins and Family You Are Cordially Invited To Join The New Hope M. B. Church Family at3005 E. Ellicott Tampa, FL 33610 In Celebration On Sunday September 13, 2009 at our 7:45a.m. and 10:55 a.m. Worship Services Our Special Guests: Reverend Anthony Mcintosh and the Mount BellM. B. Church .. Family of Louisville, MS. (J) ::I: m 0 c m (J) 0 ?< 0 'TI ::u 0 ?<

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8 Local Commissioners Vote To 23 Years Of Service ....... 0::: UJ co UJ 1-0.. UJ CJ) Cl CJ) UJ => 1-FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PROGRESS VILLAGE 8616 Progress Blvd. Tampa F L 33619 Church Office : (813) 677-1948 Pastor's Office : (813) 672-0389 Academy Offi ce : (813) 677-5988 Fax : (813) 672-0514 E-Mail : fbco p v @ tampabay. rr. com DR. SAM MAXWELL, SR., Senior Teaching Pastor Adult/Children Worship Times 7:30AM. & 10:55 A M 4:1!:l!fiil!tllf't Sunday-9:45AM. -Adult & Youth/ Children Tuesday 11 AM. Adult Wednesday7 P.M.-Youth/ Children 7:30P.M. Adult A Campus For Faith B i ble Institute "Growing The Chtxch For Global Change" (Acts 1 8. Rom 1 :8, 1 Thes. 1 B) BAPnST CHURCH eed Our Children Ministries, Inc. PO. Bo x 290415 Tampa FL 33687 (81 3 } 784-1021 FeedOu r C hildren.or g 1ZDlii.JIIIfersoo St. Tampa, R, 33602 (8131 229-1390 sunday SchDDL---..,.-------9:15 am. Morning WarshiP .................................... 11 a.m. Prayer Service, Tuesday .............................. 6 p.m. Awana Bible SludV. TUesdav ............ w ... 6:30 pm. Bible Sludv. Tuesday .................................. 7 p.m. Bible Sludv and Praver Meetlnu Thurs ..... 11 a.m. 1 can Do All Things l'hrou!lh Christ Which Sllen!Jlhenedt Me.PhilippiaM 4:13 Rainbow Ministries COGIC 1405 Par. k St Seffner, FL 33584 Friday, September 18th 7:00P.M. Wear your gold, silver, bronze or black attire Event Coordinators: Mother Betty Smith Minister Michael Jenkins, II Mistress of Ceremony: Missionary Tempress Solomon College Hill COGIC Special Musical Guest: Minister Ebou Howard and the Minstrels of Worship Keynote Speakers : Gold: Sister Nicole Douglas Silver : Evangelist Kathy Floyd Bronze : Sister Mattie Jenkins Black: Evangelist Estella Love With Allah s Name, The Benefactor, The Merciful : 2nd Annual Community lftar The Holy Month. Of Ramadan Free Dinner Lecture on Ramadan: Why the Muslims Fast Benefits of Fasting Spiritual Connection of Ramadan By Saeik lnshirah Jaleel KEVIN WHITE Cowtty Commissioner On Tuesday, members of the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners voted to attempt to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit against a fellow board member. The board decided to offer a $100,000 settlement inclusive of all fees. During the meeting, com missioners wanted to know the range of money the county could face while attempting to settle the lawsuit. They were told the case could cost as mu c h as $585,000 if the case is appealed and lost and $250 ,000 to settle. Th ey also discuss e d th e cos t of Attorney Ronald Fraley f ees of $375 p e r ho ur, totaling $198,000. H e repr e se nted Alyssa Ogden in th e lawsuit against Commissioner Kevin White f p r sexual harassment The jury found White guilty and awarded Ogden $75,000. Assistant Attorney Steven Count y Todd senle Kevin White's case said, through n egotiations, Attorney Fraley h ad agreed t o s ubtr act $5,000 from his f ees. After much dis c u ss i o n Conunissioner Rose Ferlita sa id Th e timin g i s horribl e for this mess. L e t 's c ut our l osses, m ove along and pa y it. She also asked County Attorney Renee Lee if it were possibl e for the county to settle th e case and then sue Commissioner White. She stated that they could, howev er, Commissioner Waite could file bankruptcy and the cow1ty would not receive any thing Commissioner Mark Sharp said he was against the county not fighting the claim and then taking legal action against Commissioner White. H e also stated that Attorney Fraley's fees were excessive Commissioner Jim Norn1an m a d e th e sugges tion that th e county authorize th e attorneys t o offer up to $ 1oo,ooo that would be inclusive of th e settlement for Ogden and her attorney's f ees This would still leave board the option to fj.le the appea l if fell through County Attorney Renee Lee said she felt the offer sent the m essage th a t th e county was willing t o n egotiate a n d settle th e i ss ue. Sh e said it a l so l e ft th e d oo r open for Attorney Fraley t o co unt e r offe r a settl e m ent. The board vo t ed 5-1 in favor of o ff e ring th e settle m ent. Conu:nissioner Ferlita vot e d against it and Commissioner White abstained. Ms. Pat Bean, Hillsborough County Administrator, informed the board that she had received an offer of representation for the appeal on behalf of the County from Tampa attorney Fredrick H. L. McClure, of the law firm of DLA Piper without charge. The county would only be responsibl e for court cost. Attorney Todd said on Wednesd ay that h e had no ad dition a l inf o rmati o n pertaining to th e offer. Attorney McClure said during a t e l ep ho n e int e rvi ew, "I mad e th e o ff e r and th at's kind of where it is no w I'm swe we are going to hav e a discuss ion and we can tak e it from th e r e." When asked why h e mad e the offer, Attorney McClure said, I've got the ability, I've got the time, my firm believes -in public service, and this is an opportunity to serve." Hair Studi. o Celebrates 11th Anniversarv With Customers I Since opening her doors more thari de ago, Ms. Melanee Wilson has remained in the same loca tion. She credits her customers with supporting Melanee's Hair Studio, 4707 E. Busch Blvd., fiom th e beginning. In an effort to thank them for their. loyalty, she is dedi cating her 11th anniversary to on SaturC.U1y, Septeniher 12th, from noon until5 p m., Ms. Wilson will celebnite her anniversary by lavishing" attention on her customers. She plans to have give-a ways, free eyebrow waxing, clothing hair products and food. is also pla;ming ac tivities fm: the youngsters. This is a chance for me to give back to the community for s upporting us and to. thank them for making m y business a s u ccess," Ms. Wilson said. Throu g h the yea r s, several sty list s h ave work ed at t h e cente r whic h serves as a trainin g fac i lit y to li e lp n ew sty list s build cli en t e le. On ce th e stylists are es tablish e d, they go out into the world to open their own shops. Currently five people work at Mel anee's Hair Studio, focu sing on different aspects of b eau ty. Ms. Quiana Mack has b ee n at th e s hop for the past two years. She specializes in braiding and weaving. Ms. Monique Pennington, a
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Local Dr. lvons: 'lawsuit Is Our Onlv Option' On Tuesday in a Was h ington, D C., cou rt, Dr. Henry Lyons file d a lawsuit to pre vent the N a tional Baptist Convention USA, Inc., members from electing a new presid e nt The lawsuit was filed in Wash ington, D.C., because that is the location of the home office of the organization. However, a District of Co lumbia court rejected his peti tion to stop the election. It took place on Thursday. More than 40,000 of the organization's 7 5 million members are in Memphis for the annual con vention. The new president will be chosen before the con vention ends. The National Baptist Conven tion, USA, Inc., began its con ference on Monday in Memphis Tennessee. Mem bers were slated to elect a new president on Thursday The lawsuit alleges that new bylaws governing the organization's election are in violation of its constitution. During an exclusive interview Dr. Lyons said, "We have been attempting to communi cate with Dr. (William J.) Shaw for more than 2 years We have sent him 7 or 8 regis-DR. HENRY LYONS ... Filed lawsuit to halt elec-tion tered letters and he has not re sponded to any of them. He hasn't even acknowledged re ceiving them. "The lawsuit was our only op tion. We want to sit down and talk. We don t want to fight We can reason together be cause we are brothers "But, I'm not going to go into an election when I already know the results. We're not just going to sit by when the election is blatantly unfair .... The system as it is, is terribly corr u pt and we want a f a ir elec ti o n and a level playing field. We're asking for a n adjustment of rules to create a level playing field," Dr. Lyons said. The election of the new pres ident was originally slated to take place during the weeklong convention of the Nation a l Baptist Convention, USA, Inc However, with the filing of the lawsuit, a federal judge must lift the injunction for it to take place. Currently serving as the Se nior Pastor of New Salem Mis sionary Baptist Church in Tampa, Dr. Lyons served as President of the organization from 1994 until1997 when he became engulfed in a criminal investigation. Dr. Lyons is campaigning against Vice President-At Large, Dr. Julius A. Scruggs, of First Missionary Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL. Dr. Shaw, the current president, can't seek a third five-year term under conven tion rules. City Editor Iris B. Holton can be contacted at (813) 248-1921 or e-mail iholton@flsentinel.com THE LEGENDARY PILGRIM jUBILEES OF CHICAGO, lL. THE BLIND BOYS OF MISSISSIPPI THE FANTASTIC SPIRITUAL WONDERS OF TAMPA, FL. THE SENSATIONAL TRUELITES OF WINTER HAVEN FL. AND REV. AND THE TRUE DISCIPLES OF TAMPA, FL TiCKETS $17 .00 IN ADVANCE-$20.00 AT THE DOOR-CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER. $5 .00 AT THE .DOOR-FOR EARLY BIRD TICKETS OF $13.00 AND TWO FOR $25.00 CALL 813-380-1.149 OR 81.3-787-7786 Celebrates the 22nd Pastoral Anniversary of Pastor Jerome & First Lady Mona Griffin Sunday, September 13,2009@ 3:30pm Wednesday, 9/16/19-Friday, 9/18/09@ 7:30pm Climax: Sunday, September 20, 2009 Rev. Fred Triplett@ 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. C. T. Kirkland Mt. Pleasant M. B. Church m. New Mt. Silla Missionary Baptist Church 5705 32nd Avenue Tampa, FL 33619 (813) 626-2228 The New Mt. Silla Church Family Coridally Invites You To Celebrate With Us As We Honor One Of God's Faithful Servants MR. FREDDIE EDWARDS A Faithful Member In Good Standings For 33 Years, And Our Pastor Has Picked This Day, September 13,2009 At 4:00P.M. We Will Shower Him With Love. We Are Honoring His Generous Commitment, Time. SupportAnd Inspiration. Rev. Felix Walters, Pastor ENROLL YOUR CHILD TODAY! At Mt. Pleasant Middle School 1906 North Rome Avenue Tampa, .FL 33607 (Corner Of Rome And Spruce) A Grade "B" Public Charter School serving boys and girls in grades 6th, 7th and 8th. Certified College Trained Teachers. A curriculum tailored to meet the needs of the students. A wide variety of extra-curricular activities. Limited Free School bus transpor tation. No tuition, no alternative school and parents are welcome to visit our school and take a tour. Small size classes. For more. information, please call (813) 253-0053 We believe that all of our children are Diamonds. Some a little unpolished, but we will polish them up and make them shine! "T1 ::c c }< C/) m "tJ -1 m 3: m m ::c ..... ..... I\) 0 0 C/) m z :! z m r;m c: r r !!l z ""0 c: m r c;; :X m c m < m -t c: m C/) c )> z c "T1 c C) m ..... ..... I )>

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Loca l Sports Leto Defeats Blake In Jamboree Game :::c c (/) m "0 Buccaneers Open Regular Season Against The Dallas cowbovs -4 The Leta Falcons d e feated the Yellow Jac k e t s of Bla k e Hig h S c hool 39-13 in a jambore e game. It m was th e fir s t o utin g for Blak e' s n e w head coac h Harry Hubbard. (Photos by Sylvester S: Harris) RAHEEM MORRIS With a new head coach, quarterback, offensive coordinator, and defense, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open their regular season at home this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Kickoff is at I p.m. The Bucs will take the field with Byron Leftwich under center as the starting quarterback, and first-round draft pick, Josh Freeman, wait ing in the wings as his back up. ning bac k b y committee type offe n se a n d will be rotatin g starters Carnell "Cadillac" Williams and Derrick Ward with Earnest Graham. Leftwich said he believ es new offensive coordinator, Greg Olson, will want to have a downfield passing game and that means he will have to play aggressive and smart The Bucs also signed seven players to their practice squad: cornerback Kyle Arrington, wide receiver Patrick Carter, defensive tackle Rashaa d Duncan, running back Kareem Huggins, tackle James Lee, tight end Ryan Purvis, and wide receiver Mario Urrutia. They sill have one spot remaining on the 8-member practice squad. 5)vi-.>:;;:: ...:.'1\ .. ..... The new Athletic Director for Blake High: Jesse Salters Blake's new head coach, Harry Hubbard receives instructions from game officials. JJ I\) 0 0 <0 r-0 JJ IJ) m z ::j z m Coach Raheem Morris has decided to have a run-The Bucs' starting wide receivers, Michael Clayton and Antonio Bryant, are still nursing injuries although it appears Bryant may take the field Sunday Blake's linebacker, George Tcillafero. r;IJJ c r rm Receivers' coach, B. Gordon talks with Mike McFarland, Gene ::j Davenport, Marquis Kelly and other players. z Howard W. George S. BLAKE vs. MIDDELTO Ticket locations: The Hope Center -Monday -Friday 3:30 P.M. -7:30 P.Mi:,::.\1,; Middleton High School In Front Of The Main Office 3:00 P.M. -4:00 P.M. At The Plant City /Middleton Football Home Opener September 11th 7:30P.M. Blake High School -1701 N. Boulevard, Tampa, FL ........ L ..... Contact Jessie Salters 813-272-3422 Florida Sentinel Office-2207 E. 21st Ave. Monday -Friday 8:00 A.M. -5 P.M. Tickets Are $8.00 Per Person "'0 c Ill c (/) :I: m c m < m -1 c m (/) c )> z c 2:! c

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0'> Sports .... .... a: w a:l :E w 1-a. w CJ) FAMU Finallv Rattles Hornets BY TED TAYLOR After going winless against the Delaware State Hornets for the past four games, the C Rattlers of Florida A & M a: University finally broke into u.. the win column, with a 21-12 a: u.. c z <( c en w :l 1-i;: w > w c w J: en ::i co :l a. victory before a hungry home crowd of 17,209, in Bragg Stadium. The victory was a relief for the Rattler faithful as they have not avoided a Hornet sting since 2003. F AM U used the arm and legs of senior all-American candidate quarterback Curtis Pulley for an enjoyable home opener. After a scoreless first quarter, the Rattlers reached the endzone on a one-yard run by fullback Mykel Benson, early in the second quarter Benson followed the hole opened by the jumbo package of two linemen as lead blockers out of the backfield. The point-after by Trevor Scott made the score 7-0. The 9-play drive of 69 yards was powered by a Pulley to Isaac West pass of31 yards. Del State followed with a 7-play drive covering 86 yards, scoring on 30-yard pass from Anthony Glaud to wide receiver Zacharri Charles. The point-after kick was no good, leaving F AMU ahead at 7-6. Not to be outdone, FAMU answered with a 59-yard drive using six plays, as running-lAVONTAE PAGE back Lovontae Page went in from six yards out. Page started for the injured Philip Sylvester and finished with 61 yards on 20 carries. The halftime score was 14-6, with the conversion of the point after. An early second-half touchdown saw the Rattlers increase the lead to 21-6, on a 47-yard run by Pulley as he darted through the Hornet defense. Neither team could muster any more offense until the Hornets tallied on a 4-yard run by runningback Jason Randall, at the 13:00 mark of the fourth quarter. The two point conversion was missed on an incomplete pass, giving FAMU a 21-12 advantage. The drive was kept alive by a roughing-thequarterback penalty against FAMU. Isaac West out jumps Greg Ligon for a long Rattler gain as the Florida A&M Rattlers host the Delaware State Hornets insert Curtis Pully. Both teams exchanged punts and lost fumbles the rest of the way. The Rattlers may have found a diamondin-the-rough in tailback Eddie Rocker. The true freshman ran out the last four minutes on the clock with seven carries for 62 yards. Pulley finished with 196 rushing yards on 15 carries, and threw for 140 yards on a 12 of 19 night. West caught four passes for 83 yards. F AMU racked up 328 rushing yards and held the Hornets to 86 yards on the ground and 188 yards through the air The Rattlers were on the road for a Thursday night date against the Rams of Winston Salem (N. C.) State, who lost to the North Carolina A & T Aggies last Saturday evening. The game was tele vised on ESPNU. z i= w ..J ..J :l co Wildcats Turn over Win To Bears ..!a w z i= z w en a: 0 ..J u.. <( I o::t ,.... BY TED TAYLOR In a game that was supposed to be an exhibition for the Wildcats to fine tune things in a game setting, Bethune-Cookman University found itself embarrassed in its home-opener against the Division II Shaw University Bears from Raleigh, North Carolina. The excitement of the opening of the 2009 sea son soon turned to stunning for the 4,137 in attendance at Municipal Stadium, regardlessof which team the fans may have been ro'Oting. The Bears capitalized on seven Wildcat turnovers to win 20-6. Shaw surprised the 'Cats early on a 6o-yard touchdown pass from Travis Robinson to Jayson Royal at the 10:00 mark of the opening quarter. The point-after kick by Caleb Reid made the score 7-0. Later in the quarter Shaw increased the lead to 10-o, on a 46-yard field goal by Lyncon Shepherd. The first quarter lead was helped by Wildcat fumbles on its first two possessions. Shaw kept the pressure on B-CU on a run of 16 yards by Raymond Williams early in the second quarter. The point-Brian Sumlar (#5) scored B-CU's touchdown Saturday vs. Shaw University in the loss to the Bears. after by Reid extended the lead to 17-0, which was the score at the half. Despite the lead, all expected the Wildcats to overcome the Bears in the second-half However, the turnovers con tinued and Shaw held its own. The Bears added another field goal of 23 yards at the 3:03 mark of the third quarter for a surprising lead of 20-o. B-CU finally got on the board early in the fourth on a 12-yard run by Brian Sumlar. The point-after kick by true freshman Kory Kowalski was missed. Sumlar finished with 67 yards on 12 carries but he was also a part of the fumble brigade, losing one at the Shaw n in the first quarter In all, B-CU loss 6-of-6 fum bles and had a pass intercept ed. The Wildcats lost two of the fumbles inside the Shaw s-yard line and two more inside the 12-yard line. The interception was at the Shaw n-yard line. The 'Cats outgained the Bears 282-to-240, but could not get the ball in the endzone. Things may go from bad to worse next week as the Wildcats entertain South Carolina State. The Bulldogs are the reigning Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) champions. Tiger Makes A Belated Run In Boston NORTON, Mass.--Tiger Woods was 6 under after six holes in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, leaving fans wondering whether they would see an unprecedented comeback. But Woods never got his own hopes up after starting the day nine strokes back. Woods, who has never come from more than eight strokes behind to win as a pro, shot 70-67-72 over the first three rounds to earn an early tee time Monday more than three hours before Steve Stricker and Retief Goosen left at 1:40 p.m. Woods, who won at the TPC of Boston in 2006, birdied the first four holes and eagled No. 6 on Monday morning. But he bogeyed the nth and TIGER WOODS 17th, played the back nine in 2-under and finished 12 under for the tournament, five strokes behind Stricker and tied for nth. Woods was the leader in the clubhouse for hours, but he knew it wouldn't last. Ex-Pat sevmour Still A No-Show At Raiders camp ALAMEDA, CA --Five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Richard Seymour did not report to the Oakland Raiders on Monday, a day after being acquired in a trade with the New England Patriots. Raiders coach Tom Cable said after practice that Seymour had to resolve some things with the Patriots before the deal for a firstround pick in 2011 could be finalized. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said he was unaware of any difficulties surrounding the trade, which was announced by New England on Sunday and confirmed by Cable. The trade was included on the league's official transaction list distributed to teams Sunday. All deals are subject to certain conditions, including physicals for players involved, and teams can inform the league if those conditions are RICHARD SEYMOUR not met. Neither the Raiders nor Patriots asked for the trade to be rescinded by the close of business Monday, the person said. Cable did not want to address the issue further Monday, but said Seymour told him he wants to be in Oakland. Cable did not say when Seymour would have to arrive in order to be able to play in the season opener next Monday night against San Diego. 111!1/J-3608 N. 151h lCorner or lalleJ For All Your Seafood Delights, Call in Your Order To Avoid The Wait! Now Cooking Thursday Saturday Fresh & 5moked Mullet Trout Special Discounts For S Sh Sh H d Churches, Banquets, napper rtmp eap ea Family Reunions And Live Blue Crabs Large Orders. Food Stamp CardsAcce d 813.247.5128 ATM Machine On Premises

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Sports Colts Expect Sanders Back Within Five Weeks BOB SANDERS INDIANAPOLIS --Colts coach Jim Caldwell would not say whether Bob Sanders will play Sunday against Jacksonville. He does expect the 2007 NFL Defensive Player of the Year to be back on th e field within five weeks. Caldwell told reporters Monday the team would n o t have kept Sanders on the active roster unless the Colts thought he would return sooner than the six-week window required if he opened the season on the physically unable to perform list. Sanders had offseason knee surgery and has not yet practiced. The Colts did make a roster move Monday, adding veteran safety Aaron Francisco, who was cut by Arizona. The Colts then released linebacker Jordan Senn. Caldwell said Francisco, a four-year NFL veteran, could play Sunday. Merriman Denies Choking Tequila .. TILA 'TEQUILA' NGUYEN vs. SHAWNE MERRIMAN SAN DIEGO --San Diego Chargers star outside linebacker Shawne Merriman said he did not harm reality TV star Tila Tequila at his home early Sunday and added he was concerned for her safe ty because she appeared to be intoxicated. Merriman was arrested and accused of choking and throwing Tequila to the ground as she tried to leave his home in suburban Poway. Tequila signed a citizen's arrest warrant charging Merriman with battery and false imprisonment. Both are felonies. Merriman spent a.b9ut 2-1/2 hours in the dbwnfdwn jail before posting bail. Merriman practiced Monday, then .said vinced he'll be cleared. It will ultimately be up to the District Attorney's office to decide if he'll be charged. Tequila, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, is best known for "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, which ran for two seasons on MTV. The bisexual dating show featured men and women vying for Tequila's affections. She has also modeled for Playboy and other men's magazines Merriman said he was lim. ited in what he could say: He kept referring to a statement issued through his attorney Sunday night. the time, I was concerned about her welfare given the intoxicated state she appeared to be in and I encouraged her to stay until safe transportation could be provided," Merriman said in the statement. Also Monday, the owner of a downtown club where Merriman and Tequila attended a party Saturday night said his staff told him Tequila had been drinking and it appeared Merriman had ordered only bottled water. I feel sorry for the guy and I' think the truth needs to be told," said James Brennan, who owns Stingaree, one of the city's top hangouts for celebrities. Brennan said he normally wouldn't comment, but felt he should after seeing Tequila's tweet in which she said she's allergic to alcohol. "It sounds like she s allergic to the truth," Brennan said GriHev Pondering Retirement KEN GRIFFEY JR. .; Ken Griffey Jr. is trying to decide whether to retire at season's end. He entered the weekend hitting .221 but had 14 homers for the Mariners. Beaslev Remains Upbeat In Rehab MICHAEL BEASLEY Heat forward Michael Beasley, still at a Houston rehab center, spoke to personal advisor Bruce Shingler by phone last week and 'he's doing well," Shingler said. 'He sounded really upbeat. He accepted responsibility and expects to be ready for training camp. He told me he will do whatever is needed to help the team win." Grizzlies, Iverson Move Closer To Deal MEMPHIS, Tenn. --The owner of the Memphis Grizzlies and th e team 's staff met with Allen Iverson on Monday, moving c loser to a deal bringing the veteran guard to a young team. I want to help them develop a winner," Iverson said on Twitter on Sunday night. The meeting was in Atlanta, where the 34-year-old star has been working out recently with former teammate Eric Snow. The Grizzlies confirmed the meeting but declined to comment further. The Grizzlies last season fin ished 24-58, last in their divi-ALLEN IVERSON sion. No other NBA team has shown public int.erest in Iverson. Sea hawks Ink 4-Time Pro Bowl Satetv Millov RENTON, Wash. --The Seattle Seahawks signed safe ty Lawyer Milloy to a one :year contract on Sunday, bringing the veteran back to the area where he grew up. The team made an official announcement one day after cutting Brian Russell, who started at safety for two sea sons. Milloy grew up in Tacoma, Wash., and played for the University of Washington before entering the NFL in 1996 with the New J;ngland Patriots. He played sev\m.seasons there and three more with Buffalo, before spending the past three years in Atlanta. 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