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. I ) I ............. Popular os el in er Found Dead I Home SEE PAGE 3 TOBA SPONSORSHIP RECEPTION On Sunday, January 17th, members of the Tampa Organization of Black Affairs (TOBA), held a reception to recognize its sponsors. The event was held at the Hyatt in downtown Tampa. Among those in attendance at the reception were from left to right: Marco R. Williams, Master of Ceremony, Attorney Alicia Phidd, Mistress of Ceremony, Attorney Delano Stewart, a founding member of TOBA, keynote speaker Angela Gittens, Veronica L. Johnson, Leadership Breakfast .CoChairperson, and Attorney Cory Person, Leadership Breakfast Co-Chairperson. (Photograph by LOMAX MciNTIRE). Senior Safety Workshops Set SEE PAGE 11 'Re-Invent Yourself' Set At Library SEE PAGE 8 -.... ............._ ......... _. --Complaint Filed Against Kevin White SEE PAGE 3 Gang Members Convicted SEE PAGE 18 ">..-


Features --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- cr: Jack And Jill Teens 'Give Back' To Children Of Inmates z t:d s of our yo uth. w ::> 1-1 :or :.!()()<). the Tl'trr (;roup o( the (;realer Tampa Chapter uf .Jack & .Jill rJf Am e ri ca Inc collecte d gift cards and packages of ric e a nd ce real during th e ir annual Christmas Gala, "Christmas In The Palms." They used th e g i f t ca rd s t o purchase gift s for 7 0 childre n serviced by Ab e Brown l\1 in i s tri es w h ose pare nt s a r c incarc e r a t e d On D ecembe r 21, :2009. th e T ee n s assisted with th e di stributio n o f the ir gifts and fo o d and toys donate d b y othe r local charities and served a pre-Christmas meal t o the children and their C families a: u. c z Church of College Hill that a: preceded the meal. -The Teens donated w c w appro\imall'ly JO() p ounds u f r i n and c l' r e ; d to \ !w Br o wn aft e r thL as well ; r s an additi(Jnal pounds to :\IL'lru p olitan :\linistrils o n December :.!OOi.). Teaching our youth "IT FEELS G REAT TO GIVE!" J ac k and Jill of America, In corporated i s an AfricanAmerican organization of mothers who nurture future leaders b y childre n ages 2-19 thro u g h chapter programming, community sen ice, legislative advocacy, and philanthropic g iving. The Greater Tampa Chapter i s comprised of 69 m embers heade d b y Tangela Dupree. The GTC T ee n Group con s ist s of children ages 13 to 19 unde r the leadership of Constance BowersCross, Sponsor, and William Cross, Tee n Presidcn t. To l earn more about th e Great e r Tampa Chapter of Jack & Jill, visit www.greatertampajackandjill.org. (/) ::::i m a. z t= w ...J ...J m ...:. w z t= z w en ct c a: 0 ...J u. "Serving The Community Since 1947" Did You Know That. .... Medicaid Provides Coverage For Denture Patients, Including Annual Relining & Surgery In ration For Your Dentures? Call And Schedule Your Appointment Today!!! (813) 623-1014 .. Greater Tampa Chapter of Jack & Jill Teens: (left to right) Christian Benson, William Cross (President), Jonathan Rhodes, Houston Graves-Barnes. Gary Graves-Barnes, Austin Griffin, Miles Bennett (Vice President), and Derrick Sheriff. Greater Tampa Chapter of Jack & Jill Teens and Teen President William Cross with over 700 pounds of rice and cereal that was donated to Abe Brown Ministries and Metropolitan Ministries. East Tampa Association wants Neighborhoods Stabilized The East Tampa Business families." and Civic Association, "You must be able to Incorporated is happy .to secure a loan and the county announce that Hillsborough will provide up to $6o,ooo Coantyhas received $19 mil-in ..down payment .ass,is .. lion earmarked for the tance." Neighborhood Stabilization Hart said one of the prop-Program, and there will be 7 erties they've managed to non-profits partiCipating in secure will be green certified the program. at a cost of about $2,200. East Tampa Business and "That means the home-Civic Association CEO, owner will be able to enjoy Diane Hart, said the coun-huge savings in energy ty purchases the properties costs." in the name of the non-prof-"We're looking for input its, then uses their own DIANAHART from the community as to funds to get them rehabbed. what direction they want us "The properties are then buying them." to go and how we can help turned over to the non-prof-Hart said all that's needed area businesses thrive and its for sale within a 4 month is for someone to provide grow. period. That's how you stabi-them with information as to Contact the East Tampa lize a community and where all foreclosed, aban-Business and Civic increase property values at doned, or dilapidated prop-Association at (813) 248-the same time.". erties are so they can try to 3977. "There are entire s ubdiviget them. Leon B. sio n s facin g for e clo sure, and "The homes will be made Crews can be reached at it's difficult for the county to ava ilabl e for those who qual-(813) 248-0724, or purchase the properties ify and also for first-tim e emailed at lcrews@fl-b c causipn'v:

-t Popular Gospel Singer Dies ing mo r e t han 42 years of senice in r-.tay 2001. H o w ever Deacon Hayes d i dn t remai n r eti r e d and was working f o r Attorney Frank De La Grana, a n o th e r close frie nd a t th e tim e of his death Complaint Accuses Commissioner White Of Breaking State Law c > c.. > z c: > ::rJ -< 1\) CJ) .... 0 DEA. LORENZO HAYES BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor A w ell known m e mb e r of the r e ligiou s c ommunity died thi s wee kend at hi s r esidence His body was discov ered b y police after he could not be r e ached Deacon Lorenzo Hayes was popular throughout the Tampa community as a church activist. He was often called upon by various churches as a talented soloist and his ability to line hymn his close friend Ms. Sharon Thompson said Ms. Thompson stated she hadn't spoken with him on Saturday and became concerned after a friend was unable to reach him. She went to his home on Diana Court in Knollwood Manor and police discovered his body. A Tampa native, Deacon Hayes attended the public schools of Hillsborough County. After graduation, he obtained employment with Hillsborough County as a custodian. He was a fixture at the Hillsborough County Court house and retired after servA lif e l o n g m e mb e r of G r ea t er New Sal e m Primitive B apt i st Chur c h Deacon Hayes dedi cated" his t im e t o workin g in differ e nt c hurch es. Hayes was a memb e r of seve r a l o rganizat i o n s incl uding be in g Pr eside nt o f t h e L ay man 's Mini s try, th e Natio nal Primitive B a pti s t Con v e nti o n Inc. USA, V ice Pr es ident of th e Florida Stat e Primiti v e Baptist Conven tion President of the Lay man s Ministry of South Florida Primitive Baptist District Association, Inc., and President Emeritus of the Layman's Ministry of South Florida Progressive Primitive Baptist District Association, Inc., Union #2. Ms. Thompson stated that Deacon Hayes cele brated his birthday on Au gust 3rct, but refused to reveal his age. In addition to Ms. Thompson and Attorney De La Grana, Deacon Hayes is survived by an other close friend, Tonyata, Kennedy, 1 sister, 2 broth ers, and numerous other family members and friends. Funeral services for Deacon Hayes will be held on Saturday, January_30th, at 11 a.m., at Greater New Salem Primitive Baptist Church. Aikens Funeral Home is in .charge of handling arrange ments. Las t w ee k a co mpl a int was file d with th e Flo rid a E thics C o mmi ss i o n alle ging th a t on e c o mmi ss ion e r had brok e n th e law b y votin g f o r him self. Hill s b o rou g h Coun ty Commissioner Kevin White t oo k p a rt in a vote p e rt a inin g t o him se lf. L as t T hur s day, th e Hill s bo r o u g h County Board of Commi ss i o n e r s vot e d t o file a l aws uit again s t Commissioner Kevin White in an e ffort to r eco up $ 425,000 th e c ounty s p e nt o n a se xual haras s ment lawsuit. During the v ote, Commissioner White cast th e lone vote against filing the lawsuit. Nearly two hours after filing the vote Chris Ingram, a political consultant sent paperwork to the Florida Commission of Ethics that accused Commissioner White of violat ing state law and stating that Commissioner White should have abstained from voting because it represented a conflict of interest. The following day, CommissioneJ:" White told a daily newspaper that he voted because County Attorney Renee Lee didn t tell him that he couldn't vote. Last August, a jury voted against Commissioner White in a sexual harassment trial filed by Alyssa Ogden. Ogden worked as an Administrative Aide for Commissioner White for 7 months before she was ter-Public Input Needed At Transportation Meeting The Hillsborough County Commission is seeking public input on transportation proj ects that will be funded by a potential future one-cent transit sales tax. The public is invited to attend one of several meetings planned next month to discuss the issue. The recommended projects include transit and non-transit projects, such as light rail, bus service expansion, roadways, intersections and supporting projects. The one percent sales tax will be split 75 percent for transit and 25 per cent for non-transit. A series of seven public meetings will be held around the countY. The meetings will begin next month in various communities throughout the county. The County and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART), in cooperation with local municipalities, will hold an open house for the first hour of the meeting to show maps and information on the proposed proj ects. There will also be a video presentation that will follow opportunity for those in attendance to discuss the particuJar projects in-depth and to provide comment. The meetings will be held on the following dates and locations: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m., South County Regional Service Center, 410 30th Street S.E., Ruskin; Thursday, Feb. 4, 5:30 p.m., Gaither High Auditorium, 16200 N. Dale Mabry High way; Monday, Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m., Jefferson High Auditorium, 4401 Cypress St.; Tuesday, Feb 9, 10 a.m., Sun City Center Caper Room., Atrium Bldg., 945 D North Course Lane, Sun City Center; Wednesday, Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m., Brandon Regional Service Center, 311. Pauls Drive Brandon; Monday, Feb. 15, 5:30 p.m., HCC Plant City Campus Trinkle Center, 1206 N. Park Road, Plant City; and Thursday, Feb. 18, Freedom High School Cafeteria, 17410 Commerce Park Blvd., New Tampa. All meeting facilities are ADA compliant. For additional assistance call (813) 307-8386. F e d e ral Judge Richard Lazzaru r efuse d to se p a r a t e Hills b o rou g h Count y as a d e f e ndant in th e l a w s uit. Th e trial e nd e d with a $ 75,000 jury awa rd for Ogden. T h e county w a s a l s o f o rced t o pay h e r f ees and f o r o ut side co un se l t o r e pr e se nt Hills b o r o u g h County. 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BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill, PRESIDENT/CONTROLLER GWEN HAYES, EDITOR IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDITOR BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERTISING DIRECTOR HAROLD ADAMS, CIRCULATION MANAGER TOYNETTA COBB, PRODUCTION MANAGER LAVORA EDWARDS, CLASSIFIED MANAGER Sub sc riptions-$44 00-6 Months Both Editions : $87.00-Per Year Both Edi tions Opinions expressed on editorial page s of this n e wspaper by Columnists or Guest Writers, do not necessarily reflect the editorial stance of The Florida Sentinel Bulletin or the Publisher Corporate Election Campaign Spending: Dangerous And Unlimited! As if he doesn't have enough to worry about, on the heels of having just witnessed the nearly successful scuttling of his healthcare reform, our newest President, Barack Obama must face a suddenly-gone-wild United States Supreme Court decision that gives large corporations the right to throw billion dollar bricks and hide their hands. According to the 5404 ruling, large corporations and labor unions will henceforth be able to spend millions of dollars in support or opposition of candidates running for federal office. And here's the frightening part: Not one explanation needs to be given by the funding sources. That's right. You heard us, square. No doubt, corporations will dump millions (if not billions) into radio, television, internet and newspaper ads supporting candidates whom they believe will vote or promote legislation in their best interests. Even worse, thanks to this latest Supreme Court ruling, candidates may even be influenced to promote legislation or support policies favorable to large corporations, PAC groups or unions in order to win an election. A new breed of hunting season has just been opened on American voters; And the implications are unbelievable. Gone is voter-protection from lies and half-truths by corpodemagogues. Gone are the watchdogs dedicated to uncovering industrial-political end-runs against public well-being. The Supreme Court's ruling is a mistake that we hope Congress will wake up to undo! Meanwhile, President Barack Obama feels more and more like the lone Marshal staring down the clock, in the movie High Noon! Global warming Up-Close--and Personal B elieve it. Comb_lg c;d'{ to straight days of temperatures below 60 degrees; water temperatures that dipped below 40 degrees placing sea turtles in shock and killing fish by the millions, and snow falling in Florida towns that had not experienced snow before, all served to make global warming personal for all Floridians. The fish-kills and cropfreezes Florida just survived, threaten our food supply and prices at the grocery stores. Don't forget the road collapses and homes lost to sinkholes due to the pumping of water by farmers to keep their crops from freezing. No doubt, thousands of Floridians found that their heat pumps were inadequate to keep their homes warm for long periods of time. Those of us living in older homes that have not been completely weatherized, felt the chill of the weather in ways we had not done. We can only imagine the shock many of us will receive when we open our electric bills next month. Furthermore, just imagine the snow storms that covered most of America and that several climatologists have described as "of biblical proportions." Once again, Black families will bear the brunt of the outcome of the severe weather we just experienced, facing the cost of higher food prices, ,more gas to navigate road detours and higher energy bills. yes, global Warming is re3J and' now it has become freezingly personal. S omeone once said that you can be thing you want to be Someone once said that you can be anything you think you can be. The United States Army advises one to be all that they can be These are all adages that we should use to encourage our children to become law-abid ing, productive citizens. What our children need today is more positive encour agement and a lot less negative criticism. Comments such as, 'you are just like your old sorry daddy, you are going to be like your good for nothing mama, you are nothing but a big dummy, you won't amount to nothing or you will be dead be fore you reach 21,' need not be said to our children Can your child be a teacher, a lawyer, doctor, business owner, pilot, corporate execu tive or an elected official? Sure, he or she can. But they T he recent tragedy that befell Haiti as a result of earthquakes influenced me to share some history that contributed to its failure to thrive as a country. Nearly a year ago, I wrote a five part series on Haiti, citing its history from the beginning of slavery to present day. Today, this sixth installment will take a look at some of the history I didn't have time and spare to share, before. First of all, Haiti has not al ways been impoverished. In fact, under Spanish and French rule, .in the 16oo's and 1700's, Haiti's economy was based on sugar, coffee and cotton exports and was described as "one of the most prosperous territories in the entire Caribbean." However, political chaos and national bankruptcy ha5 dogged Haiti since it became the first Black independent county in the Western Hemisphere. After Haiti won its independ ence in 1S04 and after years of bickering with France under the threat of reoccupation, in 1S25, Haiti's leader at the time, Jean Pierre Boyer, agreed to pay France 90 million gold Francs (as a Joan will not be any of those ptople if you, a s a parl'nt or teacher, makes them believe that they can't be. We must instill into our children, at a very early age, that failure or quitting is not an op tion, thes e negatives are not e xp ec ted and won't be ac cepted. They need to hear this at horne in the school, in the church, and in their communi ties. Achievements should be no accident, but rather a goal. Speaking of goals, we should work with our young people to help them develop and set goals. The goals should be high, constructive and achiev able through hard work and dedication. Goals should be an individual thing and not some thing we set collectively for all of our children. There should be standard rules of conduct, but goals should be established based upon a child's capabilities. This "independence debt" was to be paid to France to compensate French plantation owners for the losses of prop erty (including freed slaves) when the French were driven out of Haiti. Thus, Haiti began its independence mired in debt in exchange for diplomatic recognition by France, the United States and other countries. The debt was finally paid off in 1S47, more than 100 years later. By today's standards, the debt totaled $21 billion. Indeed, some years, So percent of Haiti's revenue was used to pay for debt services, leaving little for education, de velopment, health care and infrastructure. Haiti has undergone 30 rev olutions, surviving a series of many weak, corrupt, disorgan ized, compromised and oppor tunistic leaders who often neglected the social and eco nomic welfare of the Haitian people. instances, leaders embezzled or misappropriated millions of dollars of government funds for their own per sonal use No doubt, benevolent outside interests contributed to the situations. Between 1911 and 1915, Germans financed several revolu tions, floating at high interest rates ; controlled So Onct art stt for a child, thtst goals nttd to lw kt pt as a l't'IHtr of focus for t lw child and all th1lSt' with a ro!t in tlw child's upbringing Tht> child should rwwr and work toward nchil'\'ing thtst goals It is good for a child to haw goals, to know that otlwn; haw high txpectations on him or h er. and to know that thtre art others working with them to help th e n achiew their grn1ls of being the best that they can be. It still takes an entire village to raise a child. If we don1t make it clear to our children that much is ex p ec t e d of them, chances are very good that we won't get much out of them. We are los ing too many of our young people and especially our young men We often hear about the growing high school drop out rates. Figures tell us that the number of Blacks going to prison continues to grow. The key word here is grow. The question is, what are we doing to change the word from grow to decrease? The answer is, not much and that isn't good. The answer is to help them raise their expectations for themselves and to set high goals for them to shoot for. percent of the country's com merce; and owned andoper, ated the nation's major utility companies, ports and transportation companies. In 1911, the United States took over Haiti's national bank to protect American held loans to Haiti, finally getting Haiti to agree to U. S. occupation, which some historians de scribed as "quasi-slavery", "colonialism" and "brutal paternalism." America left Haiti in 1934, but retained control of Haiti's finances unti11947 Haiti's leadership under Dr. Francois Duvalier from 1957 to 1977 ushered in the mass exodus of Haiti's educa tors, artisans, scientists and professionals, creating a "brain-drain," which exacer bated Haiti's economic and so cial woes. During the 19So!s, international and United States trade policies played a pivotal role in poverty and hunger in Haiti. These policies led to the defor estation of Haitian woodlands and to soil depletion of fann lands. Peasant fanning, which accounted for Haiti's sugar, cotton and coffee exports, came to a screeching halt. Certainly, the impact of these policies merit a column of its own. Sadly, recei,Jt hurricanes, storms, mudslides and the earthquakes have dealt death blows to the country. However, I hope by now, our readers can tell that the global community shares in the blame for conditions in Haiti, today. So, it is the responsibil ity of the international com munity to help Haiti to finally become $elf-sufficient. Harambee!


Read All About It! HOROSCOPES Today' s Birthday --Your attention leans t owa rd internal feel ing s. Your decision-making process t akes place in seclusion this year. and family members o r as50(ia t es may feel th a t you've \\ithdrawn from th em, which you have. Allow th e inner balance you discover t o sh ine in r e lation ships. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)-As long as you und e rstand y o ur de s ir es, you'll ge t along fine with o th e r s today. Boost everyo n e's spi rit s by invohing th em all th e way t o the end. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)-B r ace yourself! :\ew idea s are flyfast and furious now. sure the idea's au th o r gives vou a clea r enough picture so you can tak e ac tion Aries (March 21-Aprilt9)Ifyou \e done your honw,, ork you now arc on top of the work game Others struggle to bring t hci r minds on line while you race ahead. Taurus (April 20-May 20)Sonwbod1 thruw;, zingers \our way, and yo u wonder why you didn't sec them coming. It doesn't mat t er. You s till have to face th e mu sic. Resoh'e things pri1 ately. Gemini (May 21-.June 21)H ope fully you made a priority list o n Friday. You need it now t o help you get through a busy Monday. Congra tul a t e yourself lat e r Cancer (June 22-July 22) -You'r e pull e d in two directio n s a t once. Work d e mands yo ur full a tt entio n yet relationships draw yo u r mind away Wor k fir st. Follow your heart lat er. Leo (.July 23-Aug. 22)Expect t o find yo ur self in th e spo tli g ht. Y o u can s h owcase your practiced effor ts. R e m e mb e r th e assoc i a t es who go t you whe r e yo u are t oday Virgo (Aug. 23-Scpt. 22) -Yon have m o r e th an e nough t o do t o d ay In fact you h ave e n o u g h for th e r est o f the w ee k Prior itize with logic, not emot ion Th e n f ocus o n o n e thing. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22)Id eas you've b ee n throw in g around t a k e s hape. R e lax as yo u b egin t o und e r s t a nd exactly what sort of effo rt i s r equire d t o achieve your goal. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Pr epare yourse lf for so m e good n e ws It' s about time! Optimi s m inc r e as es e xpon e nti ally as n ew ideas tak e s h ape. Get practical lat er. Th e r e's ple n ty o f time. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dcc. 21)It' s h a rd to remain log ical when you r e b e ing pull e d in so man y directio n s at once Focus on what's right in front of you. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)-Plagiarism is th e hig h est form o f compliment. So u se other peopl e's words to your advantage, and thank others when the y use yours. SOAP OPERA SPOilERS ALL MY CHILDREN .. Adam throws Annie for a loop; someone's up to no good at Tad's house; Jesse grows suspicious of Damon. .. Tad goes behind liza's back; Greenlee dreams of being with Ryan; Randi struggles to get past her mistrust of Madison. AS THE WORLD TURNS .. Bob comes to Dr. Oliver's aid; Carty takes a drink; Liberty is upset thinking that Jack only came back because of her illness. .. Casey and Alison find their families fighting over their wedding; Paul is shocked to hear Emily's voice; Barbara warns Susan that Mick and Alison have an unholy alliance. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL .. Steffy and Hope have a girls' bonding night; Oliver tells his sister wh y he returned to Los Angeles ; Stephanie reverts back to her old ways; Ridge makes a bold statement about Brooke's family. .. Whip invites T aylor to a romantic dinner; Steffy qu es tions Katie about her true intentions ; Hop e confronts Steffy about her jealousy; Stephanie informs about what Taylor has been up to recently DAYS OF OUR LIVES -... Arianna fear s she wi-ll be sent ba ck to jail ; Carl y makes amends with Mia ; Hope and Bo argue about their failed marriage; Stefano is furious at being cut out of EJ's life; Kate warns Philip that Vivian cannot be trusted. .. Sarni attempts to apologize to Rafe; Stefano is not thrilled that Sami and EJ are bonding ; Vivian dis c overs who Carly's daughter really is; Rafe promises Arianna he'll fix things; Vivian meets with Victor and goes over her new plan. GENEIU\L HOSPITAL .. Michael tells Sonny the truth about Dominic; Carly urges Jason to take back what's his; Lucky has it out with Nikolas and Elizabeth .. Sonny doesn't believe Michael's accusation against Dominic; Lulu tears into Nikolas and Elizabeth; Dominic tells Lulu he loves her. ONE LIFE TO LIFE .. Danielle refuses to have anything to do with Todd; Blair warns Ford to back off Langston; Brody's worst fear is realized. .. Jessica's family sppngs into action to find her; Schuyler s romantic evening with Gigi doesn't go as planned; Bo and Nora make love for the first time since they were married. THE YOUNG AND THE RFSTLFSS -Jack demands restitution from Gloria; Adam makes a decision about his career. 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N > a: < => z < ..., c a: u.. Local ScholarshiP Created In Honor 01 Slain Student BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week 24-year old George Wesley Kearse died of gunshot wounds dur ing a quarrel in P al m River His m other, Mrs. Brenda Kearse, a lif e long e ducator and other famil y members have established a scholars hip in honor of his memory and his dreams Mrs. Kearse said, "George pla yed a significant role in helping to establish Anoles Ed ucational Group, Inc., to help young people and adults master leadership and science technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills for future job opportunities in the 21st Century. She stated that the scholar ship will be used to cover par tial tuition and textbook costs for those students who are focused on mastering skills in these critical areas. The funds will be distributed twice a year, beginning in July 2010. Mrs. Kearse said she de cided to target STEM skills be cause while, "Most school districts concentrate on read ing, but for us to be the kind of citizens required in the future, we must master science, tech nology, engineering, and math." A longtime Tampa resident, Kearse was the youngest GEORGE WFSLEY KEARSE ... Scholarship created in name of fallen student child of Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Brenda) Kearse. His father was active in the Hillsborough County Schools as a mentor until he became disabled, and his mother is a retired Hills borough County principal. Mrs. Kearse is currently an administrator with the Polk County School District. After graduating from Blake High School, Kearse enrolled at Garden City Junior College in Garden City, Kansas in 2004, on a football scholar ship. He completed his educa tion there and was currently a student at Benedict College, in Columbus, South Carolina as a Physical Therapy major. He was home on break from college at the time of his death. According to police, Kearse a nd Corey David Brown, 23, allege dly b eca m e e n g a ge d in a n argu ment with som eo n e at 5 7 1 8 16th Avenue, South, in P a lm River, over a dog Police responded to the r esi d ence to a verbal confronta tion earlier in th e da y on January 7th. No arrests were made an d the deputies l eft However at 5:40 p.m. on Thursda y police received an other call to the same address in reference to a double shoot ing. Upon arrival investigators discovered Kearse and his friend, Brown had been shot. Both men were transported to Tampa General Hospital, where Kearse died of his in juries. Brown survived. Ms. Debbie Carter, spokesperson for the Hillsbor ough County Sheriffs Office said the death is being investi gated as a homicide, and is continuing. No arrests have been made. Anyone wishing to make a contribution can send it to: GWK Scholarship Fund Anoles Education Group, Inc. SunTrust A/C wooo-95632534. Mrs. Kearse also asked if anyone has any information pertaining to the shooting to contact Detective Morgan at the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, (813) 247-Booo. Ebonv Fashion Fair Show cancelled The Ebony Fashion Fair fashion show slated for Friday, February 12, 2010 has been cancelled for this 3!: year. Derrick Brooks sponsor of this year's fashion show, learned last Thursday that all shows !z slated throughout the Umted States have been cancelled for this year. Early reports that the shows have been cancelled due to the death of Mrs. Eunice Johnson, founder of the fashion show, who passed earlier this year. The fashion show was one of the major fundraiser for the charity. Middleton Class or '1966 The Middleton High Class of 1966 will meet Thursday, January 28, 2010, 5:30 p. m. at First Baptist Church of College Hill, 3838 N. 29th St. (at M.L. King Blvd.) Please bring your ideas and suggestions for the 2011 reunion Theological Seminarv Prepares To Celebrate Founder's Week DR. ALEX HARPER The Florida Theological Semi nary and Bible is preparing to celebrate 109 years of training pastors, min isters and Christian leaders. Dr. Alex Harper, Sr., Presi dent of the Lakeland based in stitution, said the Founder s Week celebration will take place February 16-18, 2010. The seminary's annual celebra tion will be held at the First Baptist Institutional Church, 932 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Lakeland, where Dr. Harper is pastor The Florida Theological Semi nary and Bible College in 1901 in Bartow FL as Florida Baptist Seminary. The school was started by the South Florida Missionary Baptist As sociation. A year later, in 1902, the sem inary moved to Lakeland to better serve the students. Through the years, the semi nary has faced tremendous challenges. In 1921, the school's dormitory burned down. For the next 11 years, classes were held in area churches. Classes now held year-round. The seminary prides itself on the fact that it has helped to prepare many pastors .and lay leaders; and the school does not tum any student away, re gardless of his financial or aca demic status. "The seminirry takes a student where he or she is and carries them as high as they are willing to go in their training," Harper stated. : Currently, Florida Theological Seminary and Bible College of fers up to a Master's degree in Theology and Christian Educa tion. Plans are in the making to DR. HENRY LYONS DR. CARL BROOKS offer a Doctorate in the min istry in 2011. The seminary is supported by churches, Congresses, Asso ci ations and Conventions, which allows them to offer low cost tuition. Dr. Harper added, however, that the need is great for financial support. The theme for the Founder's Week is "Learning from the Past; Serving the Present; And Preparing for the Future." A women's conference and pastors' and men's confer- ence will be held simultan eously on Feb. 17th and 18th, with Dr. Henry Lyons and Dr. Carl-Brooks as confer ence facilitators and preaching. There will also be a special recognition to Dr. C. P. Epps, Moderator Emeritus, First South Florida Baptist District Association, and Dr. J. L. Jone8, President Emeritus ; Missionary Baptist State Con vention of Florida For additional information, contact Dr. Harper at (863) 683-3879 or 682-6494. "The Voice of Our Co1T11nlln.ity Speaking for .uG:IOCA'S .. 'EEKU' ... 1.921_- .. .. &.


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Local TBAH Support Group Recognizes Students Members of a local support organization hosted a special recognition celebration for out s tanding s tudents on Saturday, January 9th. The event was held at The Latham in Ybor City, and the theme was '"Our Kids A r e The Reason." The program consisted of the presentation of awards for those students who have main taine d a 3.0 grade point aver age a nd goo d co n duc t thro u g h o u t t h e se m es t e r Th e ce l e b r ati o n was s p o n so r e d b y PLAN, an ac ronym for P a r ent Lea d e r s h i p A d v o cacy Netw ork w hi c h is a compon ent of Th e T ampa B ay Acad e my of Hop e, Inc. James Evans i s th e CEO a nd founder of the Tampa Bay Academy of Hope. PLAN President, M s Christina Barrington aid the organization is dedicated to support tudent achievement and to re-enforce leader hip development. The students were recognized for their aca demic excellence, exemplary behavior, attendance, self-es teem and leadership qualities exhibited during the first se mester of the school year. After the awards program, the students e n joyed di n ne r and a d a n ce. Th e 105 stude n ts w h o are e n ro lie d i n the A ca d emy of Hop e, Inc Progr a m and th e ir f a mi lies participated in the c e l e bra tion After the awards program the y enjoyed dinner and a dance. PLAN Officers shown in this photograph are: Tracy Jones, Historian; Anglan Brown, Secretary; Nakia Riley, Vice President; James M. Evans, founder and CEQ; Christina Barrington, President; Bruce Polansky; and Coach Moore. J'vonte Adams is shown with his mother, Elisa Barrington, at the celebration program for honor students. Shanell Richardson is shown with MarkiGibson, a mentor with Lead Coach Carlos Moore addressed the crowd of outstanding students at the celebration. .... c: m en 0 .:< c.. z c: :a -< 1\) !'l 1\) 0 ..... 0 "TT r-0 0 en m z m r-1 m c: rr-z


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Haitian Familv Featured On TV Show BY IRIS H. IIOI.TO:\" Sentinel City Editor On Thur s day e venin g Ms. Cherylene Levy, ho s t of Chery l c n c T e ll s It Lik e It Is," will featur e f amily m e m b e r s o f th e ea rthqu a k e th a t s tru c k H a iti. O n e of th e family m emb e r s i s s till miss ing Th e s p e cial s h o w e ntitl e d F o r Haiti R e li ef," will a ir on Thur s day, January 28th from 6 p .m., until 8 p.m. and view ers will have the opportunity to call into the s how and speak to the family Ms. Levy said, I hope peo ple will call in and give the family some type of spiritual encouragement to let them know that we, as people do care and that God is still in the blessing business through everyone's prayers and sup port." Members of the Estera Farn-MS. CHERYLENE LEVY ... Host of "Cherylene TeUs It Like It Is" ily are scheduled to appear on the show. Clifford Estera is currently in Haiti and his wife has not been located. He stated that the survivors are living in parked cars and sheds or any type of shelter that will protect them f ro m the I ll' th e y arc :-un i ing off of basic e l ements prmidecl natur e s u c h as roots of p l an t s and u n s ani t a n w a t er. E m erge ncy s up plie s ca r m a rk e d f o r vic tim s o f th e e arthqu a k e a r e s l o w t o a rriv e Ms. Levy will t a lk with Christopher, Jorel, and other members of the Estera Family during the show Some of the family members were born in America while others were born in Haiti. Ms. Levy said she will at tempt to contact Estera, who is still in Haiti, during the show Estera can be contacted at cliffordestera@yahoo.corn. The show is being aired on Bright House channel 950; Verizon, channel30; and Corn cast on channels 20 and 21. Viewers are also encouraged to call into the show at (813) 2547820. Sateuuard Our Seniors Workshop Planned MS. LINDA SMART Outreach & Education Cooi:-dinator, Florida Department of Financial Services BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Florida's Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink has scheduled two workshops in the coming weeks designed to protect sen ior citizens. The workshops are entitled safeguard Our Seniors. The first workshop will take place Saturday, January 30th at Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center, 3402 N. 22nd Street, from 10 a.m. until12 noon. During the workshops, the fa cilitator, Ms. Linda Smart, outreach & Education Coordi'. nator, representing CFO Alex Sink, Florida Department of 3118 I. 15th ICener lflallel For All Your Seafood Delights, Call In Your Order To Avoid The Wait! ll .813.247..5128 .. Financial Services said each year, hundreds of senior citi zens are victim to financial fraud. The workshops are designed to help senior citizens recog nize risky financial deals and scam artists. The second workshop will take place Thursday, February 4th at the University Area Community Development Cen ter, 14013 N. 22nd Street, from 10 a.m. until12 noon. Anyone wishing to obtain ad ditional information can con tact Ms. Smart at (813) 218-5393; or by email at Linda.Smart@myfloridacfo. com. C/) Crossing Guards Are Vital Assets 0 c.. )> z c: )> ::0 -< RY LEON H. CREWS Sentinel Stuff \\'rittr Y o u "re in you r car. r unn ing l a t e for w ork, a nd the las t thin g n ee d i s t o b e d e tain e d in any w ay. F ir s t you m a k e th e mis tak e o f driving into a sc ho o l area. and s cho o l bu ses s l o win g y ou down. Lat e r y ou find y ours e lf boil ing over cros s ing guard s s top ping traffic to allow children to cros s the street. As angry as this makes you you later understand that they are performing a vital task, and are near the schools your child ren attend. One crossing guard, Arthur Williams, has been greeting children near Potter Elemen tary for 15 years Retired from a wholesale liquor company in 1986, Mr. Williams said he loves his job in spite of some of the condi tions he has to work in "I wish I could make more money doing this, especially with what I have to deal with sometimes." Mr. Williams was quick to point out the freezing tempera tures over the past two weeks ''I'm out here before 7 a.m. and I don't leave until 8:30 a.m. I'm back as school is let ting out, and I don't leave until 2:30 p.m. That's a long time to be standing on our feet, but that doesn't bother me." "I enjoy talking to the kids and their parents, and greeting the teachers as they come in. This is a job that comes with a ARTHUR WILLIAMS ., r 0 lot of hidden treasures, and o seeing the children corning to > school makes it all worth -Cl> while. 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c Bethune-Cookman Marching Interfaith Memorial Service Wildcats To Perform At NFL Pro Bowl I the the m e of the natio nal h oli-On January 31, the B ethune Cookman Univers i ty ( B -CU) m arc h ing band will ta k e the field a t Dolphin S t a d i u m i.n South Florida to perfo rm dur ing this year's NFL Pro Bowl hal f-ti m e s how. Th e March ing Wild cats, sc h edul e d to b e th e onl y half tim e e nt erta inm e nt will p e rform for 7 minut es Last yea r th e Marching Wild ca t s pe rformed during th e pre ga m e s how at the Super Bowl. W e are thrilled that th e B e thune Cookman Marching Wildcats will once again per form at one of the nation s mo s t high-profile sporting events, noted B-CU President Trudie Kibbe Reed. "Having th e NFL continue to recognize the B-CU band program is a tremendous honor and a trib ute to the dedication and talent of our band director, Donovan Wells, his staff and our amazing students. '"I se l ected B e thun e-Coo k m a n b eca u se they ar c o n e o f Shown in this photograph are members of the BethuneCoolanan University Marching Band. the best marching bands in the country. Their performance at Super Bowl 43 was amazing. said Sammy Choi, NFL di rector of event presentation. "The Pro Bowl is an id eal venue to do what we do best perform at an elite level for the enjoyment of the fans. We're working hard to put together a g r e at s h o w, comm e nt e d Donovan Wells, B-CU b and director. Recognized as the heartbeat of B-CU," and one of the top collegiate bands in the country, the Marching Wildcats strive to bring the finest perform ances to viewing audi e nce s This year s edition boasts 320 band members, along with auxiliary units the Sophistical f-lag C o rp s and the 1 4K'I' G old Danc e r s Just Students Get Omega Recognition Just Elementary School students Keon King, left, and Deandre Ivery flank Omega brother, James Green in the school's media center recently. The studentsare members of Just's G entlemen' s Club and received gift certificates from Pi Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. for making the honor roll. Carolyn Hill is principal of the school and Richard Stewart is bas ileus of the Pi Iota Chapter. What To Watch This Week BET To Air President Obama BET will air President Barack Obama's State of the Uniqn on Black America on Wednesday evening, J a nuary 27, 8 p. m. On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, The Tavis Smiley Report on WEDU, Channel3, will feature America's Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, 8-9 p. m. Michelle Robinson, Southeast Region President ofVerizon, will be the guest on Suncoast Business Forum on Thursday, January 28, 2010. She shares with program host, Geoff Simon Verizon's state-of-the-art telecommunications services. The program airs at 8:30p.m. lllUARY CUNfON And TAVIS SMILEY MICHELLE ROBINSON day celeb r a t ion h o n ori n g t h e l a t e Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On e o f th e eve n ts t o cele b ra t e th e life o f Dr. King in Hill b o r o u g h Coun ty i th e Int e r f a ith M e mori a l e r v i ce. Th e 24th a nnual e v ent was h e ld Monda y aft e rnoon, Janua r y t8th, a t Mt. C alva ry S e venth Day Adv e ntist Church Reverend Dr. Patrick Vincent, Pastor. The servic e was sponsored by Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, City of Tampa, Community Tampa Bay, USF Africana Studies Department and Institute on Black Life and the Hillsbor ough County Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemora tive Committee Members of this committee are: H. Roy Kaplan, Walter Niles, Elvira Pinder, Joyce Russell, Richard Weinberg (pr eside d o v e r th e program) Kristin Wright, FOX 13 reporter, and Rev. R. Lockett, Jr., Pastor of Bethany Christian Discipleship Church gave a prayer for peace. ...... (o)


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Iverson, who returned to the Philadelphia 76ers in December, has played only 20 games this season and his 14.4 scoring average was well off his career mark (27.0). 15 Whv Ravs Mav Deal Crawford, Pena CARL CRAWFORD AndCARLOSPENA Th e feeling is that if the Rays financial picture gets any gloomier, Carl Crawford will be trade bait by the trading deadline or even earlier. In fact, both h e and Carlos Pena could have new addresses at some point in the season. Browns To Pan With Stallwonh DONfE' STALLWORTH The Browns have no inten tion of bringing back receiver Dante' Stallworth when his one-year suspension is lifted by Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Super Bowl. It will be the first major decision on a player to be made by the new Brow_ns regime of President Mike and General Manager Tom Heckert, and it will Iiot be a hard one. ReVis Calls Out T.l. DARRELLE REVIS vs. RANDY MOSS And TERRELL Darrelle Revis The Jets All.-Pro corner won: t face Randy, !\foss until Gang Green play the Patriots next season, and who knows if he ll ever go toe to-toe with Terrell Owens again, as the Bills soon :to-be free agent I)eeds to find a team for 2010 But Revis has guaranteed there wi ll be controversy leading up to those matcbups after calling out both receivers in a recent interview with Deion Sanders on the NFL Network. When Sanders asked Revis to play a game of name association using some of the game's top receivers ; the Jet corner didn' t bold back. T.O.? Slouch:" Randy Moss? Probably slouch, too. Nuggets' Smith Could Face Ramifications For Behavior DENVER --Th e Denver u gge t s are t a lkin g abou t a possible punishment for sulking guard J.R. Smith, whose b e havior. has rubbed management the wrong way. One possibility is a suspen sion for Smith, who has been mired in a season-long slump and evidently was pouting Saturday night when he played a season-low 12 minutes. Smith pledged more maturity this season after pleading guilty to reckless driving in a car crash that killed a friend. He spent 24 days in a New Jersey correc-J.R.SMITH tional facility and was suspended by the NBA for th e first seven games this season. Kobe Youngest-Ever NBA Plaver To Reach 25,000-Point Club CLEVELAND --Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is the 15th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 career points and the youngest to hit the milestone Bryant reached the mark by making one free throw late in the second quarter of Thursday night's showdown against the Cleveland Cavaliers. At 31 years, 151 days, Bryant got to 25,000 in 35 fewer days than Wilt Chamberlain, who finished his career with 31,419 KOBEBRYANf points. Earlier, Bryant was voted into his 12th All-Star game. Lawsuit Against Ravens LB Suggs Dismissed BALTIMORE --An attorney for Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs says the mother of Suggs' two children has withdrawn a $70 million lawsuit against him, and the two are trying to reconcile. Lynn Hoffman, who represents Suggs, says Candace Williams volun tarily withdrew the lawsuit and filed a motion to rescind a protective order she had takim out against him last month. That motion was granted Thursday. Hoffman says Suggs and Williams were "hugging outside of the courtroom." Williams had accused Suggs of striking her ori two TER.RJiLL SUGGS occasions ; breaking her nose the first time and spilling bleach on her during the second altercation. Suggs denied any wrongdoing and was not charged with a crime. The couple has a 2-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old so n


When The Saints Go Marchio' In! As we approach the end of the National Football League season, it has finally come down to just two teams. After Sunday's contests, invitations for South Beach, Miami were sent out to the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints who will compete in Super Bowl 44 On Sunday, the Colts were able to survive an early rush by the New York Jets before recording a 30-17 victory. The Jets, with rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez performing well, posted a 17-6 lead at halftime, and went into the locker room feeling good about their chances. However, those 17 points were all the Jets would score as the Colts defense stood up evtd shut out in the second half. Manning performed brilliantly iri leading his team to victory, although in. the first half it didnit appear that way. In the second game, the Minnesota Vikings, led by Brett Favre, arrived in the Louisiana Super Dome con fident of their chances. The game went back and forth with both sides mak ing gains and losses It final l y came down to who would blink first with the score tied at 28 at the end of regu lation. Just before regulation pla y ended, Favre tossed an interception. There was a coin toss in the overtime period, the Saints won, and a drive put them in position for Garrett Hartley to kick the winning field goal and a 31-28 victory. Favre was trying to guide the Vikings to their first Super Bowl appearance since 1977 Once again, history will be made as Colts head coach, Jim Caldwell will be the second from the Colts, and the fourth African American head coach to coach a team in the Super Bowl, (Tony Dungy was the first from the Colts). The Colts are three years removed from their Super Bowl victory, and this is the first trip for the Saints Saint quarterback, Drew lick Shows Rebuilt Lite On BET Docu-Series MICHAEL VICK PHILADELPHIA Michael Vick returned to the site of his gruesome dog fighting crimes, looked at an empty dog bowl left behind in a dingy cage and wondered how he ever could have risked fame freedom and fortune for Bad Newz Kennels. ,.; his is hard to imagine my5e1f doing this years ago, man," Vick says, cameras rolling. His visit to the property he once owned in Surry County, Va., where he trained pitbulls for vicious fights and helped drown or hang dogs that didn't do well, is a teaser of what' s ahead in his docu-series "The Michael Vick Project." Vick candidly tells how be became entangled in a dog fighting ring that him to prison and temporarily halt ed his NFL career as part of a series that debuts next month on BET. Vick says the 10-part series that pre mieres Feb 2 will show he s a changed man after a tragic fall from stardom he "was ali m y Brees, performed in the clu tch, and compl e t e d pass es in crucial situations. In the Jets-Colts game, th e Jets were expected to pound the Colts with their leagueleading ground attack. However, the Colts defense held them to less than 100 yar ds rushing for the game while putting together a decent ground game of their own. This year s Super Bowl will feature a matchup between top seeded teams for the first time since 1993. This year's Super Bowl will be played February 7, 2010, and will be broadcast at 6:30p.m. on CBS. Serena, Venus Advance At Australian Open SERENA And VENUS WILLIAMS MELBOURNE, Australia -Serena and Venus Williams are on track for a sisters semifinal at the Australian Open after fourth round wins. 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Jackson Estate Administrators want Cut 01 Profits MICHAEL JACKSON LOS ANGELES--Two men administering Michael Jackson's estate are seeking 10 percent of profits C they' r e a ble to generate from fE the late pop superstars work, 0 court documents file d Friday Z show. < Attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain filed a motion askW ing a court to approve the compensation, which will ij: pay for a variety of services w both men promise to pro> vide. The filings state that c the 10 percent will exclude profits from the "This i s [(' documentary and Jackson's interest the Sony / ATV music catalog, as \veil as his own s ongs. It is unclear exactly how much Branca and McClain wou ld be paid ; an accounting of the es tate has not been filed. The men a r e seeking to become the coexecutives and creative directors for a compan y that will oversee a business based on Jackson' s works. Jackson's estate' s value has been estimated at $soo million, but the singer died in significant debt and the estate faces a number of creditors' claims and lawsuits. The men, who were designated by Jackson to control his estate in a 2002 will, have controlled its interests since early July. Branca and McClain are also opposing a bid by Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, to receive more than $15,000 a month from the singer's estate. ----------------------------------------(/) ::J m :::;) a. z All-Star Haiti Telethon Raises S5JM, So Far ...J ...J BONO, JAY-Z And RIHANNA NEW YORK --Organizers for the all-star "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon say the event raised $57 million -and counting. "The public has set a new standard of giving for a relief telethon with 'Hope for Haiti Now,' and the donations continue to come in," Lisa Paulsen, president and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, said in a statement released Saturday. The group is helping to oversee the funds gathered from the event. CD The two-hour telethon ,... aired Friday night on the major networks and dozens other channels, including M1V, Bravo, and PBS, and was also streamed live online. Stars like Brad Pitt, Beyonce, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and more used their presence to encourage donations for Haiti, following a Jan. 12 earthquake that killed an estimated 200,000 people. The total released Saturday includes money raised by phone, text and the Web. It does not include donations by corporations or via iTunes, where people a:re able to buy performances of the event for 99 cents each, or the entire album for $7.99. Those funds also go to>Haitixelief : Irina To Adopt Child From Haiti TRINA While Trina's known for h e r undeniable rap skills and baddest b tch m e ntality, unbeknownst t o many the 305 representative is also heavil y involved in charity initiatives. In light of the devastation in Haiti, Trina is taking things to new heights by announcing her plans to adopt a child from the embattled country. Trina said through a press release saying, "With the current state that Haiti is in right now ; I personally feel like donating monetary and physical possessions is a enormous and vast donation." "However I would like to contribute on a higher level for more personal reasons in addition to being ready to raise/nurture a child; by being involved on a day to day basis." T -Pain In Search Of New Dancers For Upcoming Tour T-PAIN T-Pain has partnered with Dance Jam to launch his "Blood, Sweat and Dance" contest to search for new dancers to go on his upcom ing tour. Dancers across the nation can upload their best dance videos on for their http:/ /dancejam.comjchance to go on a world tour with him. For the contest, T-Pain is in search of one male and two female dancers who have what it takes to. tour araund the world to promote his upcoming album, rEVOLVEr". The contest ends on February 16 and the talented winners will be announced on February22: : Rapper Apache Dies Rapper Apache (real name Anthony Teaks). a staple of Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit new anti best known for one of th e most con tro\' er sial hip-hop records of th e 1 990s, "Gangsta Bit c h ... di e d Friday (January :.!.2). The cause of th e New Jersey MC's d ea th was unknown. Trick says Apache was found Friday in hi s hom e by his brother. Those close to him said he'd s hown no signs of illness. Trick had just spoken on th e phone wit h Apache lat e Wednesday night. "He was hi s o ld self,'' Trick, who noted that Apache had planne d to be married in the near future, said We was laughing, jok ing, talking about Tupac. He said people wouldn t believe them stories from back in the day. They started out as road ies together -'Pac with APACHE Digital Underground and him and Treach with Latifah. He's on 'Pac's first album, on Fat Joe's first album. He's gonna be missed. Apache's career started in the background, helping Queen Latifah and Shakim get the Flavor Unit off the ground. Prince Pens Song For Minnesota Vikings NEW YORK--It might be common knowledge that musician Prince is a basket ball fan, but the Purple One's penchant for pigskin was less apparent until Friday's unveiling of "Purple and Gold," which the Minneapolis native wrote in honor of the NFL s Minnesota Vikings. "Praise every voice and let it be known, in the nall}e of the purple and gold," the football anthem begins. "We come in the name of the purple and gold, all of the odds are in our PRINCE favor ... long live the purple and gold! Thousands Mourn Pendergrass At PhiiiV Service PHILADELPHIA -Thousands have paid their respects to R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass at a memorial service in Philadelphia. Pendergrass is best known as the singer of"JfYou Don't Know Me By Now" and other hits. He died Jan. 13 at age 59 after a battle with colon cancer. A 200-member gospel choir sang at Saturday's service at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. Singers such as Melba Moore and Tyrese Gibson performed. About 4,000 people attended, including actor Ben Vereen and singer Stephanie Mills. Pendergrass was later laid to rest at a private burial service. )eft -Pat.-:: -TEDDY PENDERGRASS alyzed from the waist down following a 1982 car crash but continued to record music. Music producer Kenny Gamble says after Pendergrass was injured, "His life changed and he started to really give to others."


National Funerai/Memoriams HERBERT LEE THOMPSON H erbert Lee Thompson, 68, died January 15 2010, at a local hospital in New Jersey. Herbert was born in Seffner, FL, on June 19 1941 to the late Robert L. Thompson and AJtamease B McCloud. He was baptized at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in New York and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church until his demise. In 1960, Herb graduated from Middleton High School. He received a Certificate of Scholastic Achievement from Florida Junior Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was a member of the United States Air Force and served honorably in the Vietnam War. He graduated from The University of the State of New York, with a B. S. degree in Computer Information Systems. Herbert received a private aircraft pilot's license. Herb retired with long and faithful service from IBM as the Vice President of Integration Services, and from Chase as their Advisory Project Manager. He was awarded the 2006 New Jersey Businessman of the Year and was the Honorary Chairman of the Business Advisory Council. He was a member of the North American Fishing Club, and the Science Club of America. Herb was a business-driven intellect who read every book he could to expand his knowledge and awareness. He loved building and fixing computer systems, and undoubtedly loved fishing in Alaska and Canada. His famous phrase was: "I am happier than a fat rat in a cheese factory during a depression". Family members who preceded him in death are: James L. Thompson, Anna Harden and Michael B. Thompson. He is survived by: seven siblings, Samuel M. Williams, Robert L. Thompson, Jr., PhylJis Wilson, Sophia L. Huggins, Willie D. Thompson, Charles C. Thompson, Sr. and AJtamease Norton; his devoted and loving niece, La.kasha D. Thompson; his goddaughter and best friend, Brenda M. Arzu; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones. Viewing will be held (today) Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at Harmon Funeral Home, 5002 North 40th Street, Tampa, 33610-5202, from 5-8 p. m. The homegoing service will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at 11 a. m. at Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2510 E Hanna Ave., Tampa,3361o,Fatherlgnatius Touc, Overseer. Interment will be held with Military Honors at the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Bushnell, FL, 33513, A HARMON BURIAL t IN MEMORIAM I L!!l :;;;;;;;;;;;;;;::::;:;:=;::;:::::;;;;;:=::::; FUN E RAL H 0 M E FEUCIA BOYER It' s been 8 years, thinking of you often, missing you still. Your kids, Ms. Jeanie and family. A BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM JAMES WILLIAM FLOWERS James, you are always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts. You are sadly missed; but especially today, by the family. Wife, children and grandchildren. We miss you so much. BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM MRS. RUTH ELAINE BURNS t/26/sS-S/t/o6 Even though you have moved on, your memory will leave its remains in our lives forever. Happy birthday, Mommy. Love: your husband, Willie G. Burns; son, Gary Joaquin Presley; daughter, Eboni Elaine Burns; and the family. Fa.-. (813) 231-0521 Let l'olicL' spohsman Anthony JJ Guglielmi said -< 1\) 1\tichat.'l \\'iggins. c:n \ t.rnon lindley a nd 1\l old Ni<:ky \Vuodward \\'l' l"l DARIUS RAY Killed B y Wiggins, Hadley, Woodard BALTIMORE Baltimor e polic e said three p eople are in c u s t ody after th e stabbing d ea th aiTL'Stl'd Guglielmi sai d will facL' murdl'r charges in thL' slayi n g o f J>fc. Durius Rny Ray was s tabbLd Saturday m o rning a fight at n h o u se party in n o rth e ast lln lti m ore. H e was s tati o n ed in Washington D .C. Guglielmi prai e d inv es ti ga t ors for worki n g throughout th e night to quickl y mak e ar r es t s in th e servicema n 's s l ay ing. Teen Violist Alleges Pinsburgh Police Brutalitv 0 a street and arres t ed him after a s truggl e that they say revealed a soda bottle under his coa t not 'TI th e gun they s u s p ec t e d, his right r-eye i s still s lightly swollen and 0 blood s hot. His h ea d i s shaved. ::D The three white officers who ar-g JORDAN MILES PITISBURGH --The photos taken by Jordan Miles' mother show his face covered with raw, red bruises, his cheek and lip swollen his right eye swollen shut. A bald spot mars the long black dreadlocks where the 18-year-old violist says po lice tore them from his head Now, 10 days after plain clothes officers stopped him on rested him have been reas s igned And his mother says she is considering a l awsuit. "I feel that my son was racially profiled," Terez Miles said. "It's a rough neighbor hood; it was after dark. ... They assumed he was up to no good because he s black. My son, he knows nothing about the streets at all. He s had a very sheltered lif e, he's very quiet, he doesn't know police officers sit in cars and stalk people lik e that. A judge continued the case until Feb. 18 after the officers failed to appear at a hearing Thursday, Miles' attorney Kerrington Lewis, said. Haiti To Relocate 400,000 Homeless Earthquake Survivors PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI at hundreds of squalid settle--Haitian officials are planning ments across the city where a massive relocation of 400,000 homeless families have no sani people from makeshift camps to tation and live under tents, tarps the outskirts of the capital as the or nothing at all. U.S. government tackles repairs "They are going to be going to to the damaged main port-dual places where they will have at efforts to help residents survive least some adequate facilities," the aftermath of the cata-Fritz Longchamp, chief of (J) m z ::t z m r;m c: rr g) z "0 c: m r-c;; ::z: m c m < m ]J < -f c: m (J) c .?< )> z c 'TI 2:! c ?( strophic earthquake. staff to President Rene Preval, The plan to temporaril y relosaid Thursday. He said the mass c;) cate thousands is aimed at relocations could start by the m ..... staving off the spread of end 9f the ll)Oilth.



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