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Celebrating 65 Year In The Tanzpa Ba}' Ar a V Ill Years Of Domestic e Ends With Hostage Situation SEE STORY ON PAGE 24-A YOUNG MEN FROM MIDDLETON MEET FAMU PRESIDENT On Wednesday, five young Middleton High School students had the opportunity to meet James Ammons, President of Florida A & M University. The young men, four of which are seniors, and a junior who has already passed the FCAT, visited the Sentinel and chatted with President Ammons. The young men are all members of "Building The Guts To Lead," a mentoring organization founded by Major Gerald Honeywell, who is assigned to East Tampa. Shown in the photograph are: Willie Clay, Vasty Paul, Clethen Sutton, FAMU President James Ammons, William Cross, and Cortney Hunter. (Photography by BRUNSON). County Chair Back Peddles On Firings SEE PAGE 2-A Veteran Chamber Executive Laid 011 SEE PAGE 11-A CommiHee Oilers Two Scholarships SEE PAGE 7-A Arsonists Strike School 2nd Time SEE PAGE 1 0-A


0 c; Feature N Countv Commission Chair Threatens To Fire Top OHicials; Then Back Peddles BY IRIS B HOLTON Sentine l C ity Edito r This p ast week in county govC e rnm e nt ha s b ee n filled with a: LL. calls for resignations On Tue s day, the Chairman of the Hills b o rough County Board of Commi ss ion e r s called for th e r es ignations of thr ee top offi cia l s, stating th e thre e sen ior a dministr a tor s invol ved h a d made tremendous e rror s in d e c i sionm aking. On W e dnesday, after th e Commission Chair aired his requests at a board transportation workshop, his challenger for the District 5 seat called for him to step down. The workshop ended with the public request being unre solved and the commissioner leading the charge for termina tion making a 360 degree turn. The latest wrinkle began on Tuesday when Hillsborough County Board of Commission ers Chairman Ken Hagan released "An Open Letter to the Community. In the letter, Chairman c Ken Hagan said the three top a: officials had "fallen woefully U. short of expectations." C Using terminology in the letter such as toxic and dys> functional," Chairman Hagan asked for the resignacn tions of County Administrator Pat Bean, County Attorney .,_ Renee Lee, and County Internal Performance Auditor Jim w > w c w ::1: en ::l m ::::: a.. KEN HAGAN .. Chairman, Board of County Commissioners Barnes. He called for them to vacate their respective posts by noon on Tuesday, March 16th under a threat of removal. The latest controversy per tains to more than 6,ooo emails written between July and November 2009. The e mails were from Barnes' of fice, and involved FDLE investigators and County Com missioners. They also report edly contained confidential information and documents pertaining to an investigation involving pay raises. E-mails from government entities are considered public record under Florida law. How ever, some e-mails involving audits and active criminal probe are exempt from the law. Barnes accused Ms. Bean and Attorney Lee of obtain ing the emails illegally. When given a chance to speak, Barnes said, "The re-MS. PAT BEAN ... ffillsborough County Administrator port stands on itself .... I will not resign, not today, not to morrow, and not next week." County Administrator Bean said she is being repre sented by legal counsel, but had not asked her attorney to ap pear. She also stated that she had requested copies of the e mails after hearing rumors about them. "Sometime in late October or November, it was suggested by staff that someone was look ing at e-mail records ... I did receive copies, but never opened them and never looked at them." Administrator Bean supported her claim by passing commissioners a copy of a poly graph that she had successfully passed. She also requested time at the next meeting for her at torney to address the board. County Attorney Renee Lee addressea the board and MS. RENEE LEE ... Hillsborough County Attorney d enie d any wrongdoing a nd cited her highly qualifi e d staff who specializes in publi c records She was also represented by Attorney Chinwe 0. Fossett, of Cohen Foster & Romine, P. A. Attorney Fossett stated that after conduct ing their own interviews her firm believes that Attorney Lee has been treated unjustly, dating back to 2007 when the issue of the 1% raises b ega n I think it is important to note that not only was Mr. Barnes notifi e d of th e public records requests for e m ails and other do c um e nta tion rel at ing to 'the 1% Award and the subse quent FDLE investigation, th e a dministrative aides for each of the County Commissioners were made aware of the re quests too "Ms. Lee has made it abundantly clear that she never directly or indirectly made any records requests at it pertained to Mr. Barnes, the FDLE's in vestigation of the 1% Award, or any of the County Commissioners." Citing Attorney Lee's track record as an attorney for more than 25 years, Attorney Fossett said, "We all know that accusations can be made easily, but people of integrity take the time to investigate ac cusations and find out if the al legations can be substantiated. ... One's reputation can be de stroyed in a moment ... but you have not conducted a proper in vestigation before proceeding., Beckner said that by including Barnes, they were sending the wrong message to employees, citing the Whistle Blower statue, because Barnes al legedly comp'hiined about his e mails being hacked into by Ms. Bean and Attorney Lee. Commissioner White said the "allegations warrant an investigation, not a public lynching." Commissioner Rose Ferlita said they must find a way to get the issue resolved. Commissioner Mark Sharpe went on a tirade about information not being supplied within 5 days and supported Commissioner Hagan's re quest. However, only after Ms. Lee's attorney pointed out key facts about their rush to judg ment and action, did he state they needed to look into the email issue more thoroughly. Commissioner Rose Ferlita attempted to convince Attorney Fossett that the b jec tiv n nd n o t ru h t judg ment. m tinp.. s h e n d d rep r t r who q u e,ti n d h r nb ut i l n tin g th e 1111 hin l h furt h r s l o t d thnt s h hnd b n v r y riti 11 of Mr. Burne durin g t h 2010 wor k h op. I r f r 11 c thing in mail s lllat if lh" h adn t be n pull d would 11 r h ave b n known T h mail w e r voluntarily s ubmitt d b y th e County Attorney Offi .... There was no int nt to violat t h e Sun hin e Law. I didn't g t a nything inappropri a t l y a nd nev e r will. Commissioner Jim Norman point e d out that Commissioner AI Higginbotham was absent and he f e lt all of the commtsstoners needed to have had a chance to review all of the paperwork. I need to understand before I fire a e mploy ee .... Ther 's just a po ss ibility tl1at w e' r e Wr-ong," h e said. Commissioner Hagan suggested existin g e mploy s serve in int e rim position to avoid th e interruption of ervice to the public whil e th e county conducts a n a tion a l search to fill the three posi tions For mor e than two hours, the meeting labored on with various Commissioners weigh ing in. The call for termination and a nationwide search to replace the three officials come on the tail of recent cutbacks, em ployee terminations and prom ises of future cutbacks and layoffs. If terminations take place, taxpayers will pickup the tab, paying Ms. Bean a year's salary and benefits package of more than $440, ooo, and Attorney Lee a year's salary o{ $230,000, in addition to bene fits. Barnes would also re ceive nearly $40,000, or three months of his $113,090 salary and benefits. Although the issues were discussed at length, the only agreements reached were to hire 8!1 outside employment at torney to the board and to continue the discussion at the next scheduled meeting on commiSsioner Hagan cur:. rently represents District 2. However, he is running for the at-laige DiStrict 5 seat as aresult of term limits. After the meeting, City Coun cilwoman Unda Saul-Sena, who plans to challenge Commissioner Hagan for the seat issued a press release. In the release she said, "The chaos that the county finds it self in is a direct result of the failed leadership of Ken Hagan and only now, in the middle of an election year is he trying to fix the mess that he made. "What we are witnessing right now as a result of Hagan's failed leadership is miserable, unprofessional and quite possibly criminal mischief within the CountY Administra tion," stated Saui-Sena.


., Features :o Universoul Circus Appeals To All Generations CEDRJC WALKER .. Founder of UniverSoul Circus BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor As a child, Cedric Walker was often taken to the circus by his mother. He fell in love with the festivities that only the circus could bring and dreamed of being a part of it. However there was a miss ing element in the circuses of his childhood in Baltimore Maryland. There were few African Americans involved in it. As a young adult, he be came an entrepreneur, drawn to the entertainment industry. In 1994, the first show t oo k place i n th e p a rkin g l o t o f a s t a diu m i n Atlanta, Ga. Th ey didn t m ake an y m o ney off th e p e rf o rm a nc es, but th e how s rec eive d rave r ev i e w s Now in its 17' h season the UniverSoul Circus will visit Tampa from March 18' h through March 21" as part of its first l eg in 2010. It will be held at Raymond James Sta dium. Walker c han ged th e n ame of the eve nt to th e Uni verSoul Circus and took it on the road. Now, in it s 17' sea son the circus visits cities from coast to coast. Rated as one of the top three circuses in America, its fresh, funky approach makes it enjoyable for all members of the family. In fact, fans of all ages are encouraged to "Let Some Fun Shin e In. The promoters encourage dancing in the aisle and singing songs that span decades of Motown music classics. This year, the circus will introduce its all-new show, "We Play Too ... Much! A high energy show, the circus features such acts as Tony Tone, the Ringmas-on nvo 1st look' March 13th: lalcooks Hostess ,Aprons On Hoe Shopping Network Valerie Wilson Reed in one ofVALCOOKS APRONS. Valcooks Hostess Aprons (Valcooks Aprons for entertaining at home) will appear on Home Shopping Network (HSN) on Monday, March 22, 2p1d at 3 a. m. and 4 p. m. Valerie Wilson Reed, CEO, Valcooks, LLC, has de signed an enchanting and practical line of aprons exclu sively for HSN shoppers This is a new line of full cov ; erage apr6ns; Residents are encouraged to. start planning "Valcooks VieW:irig Parties" to coiticiae with the 'IV airings. For more information, go to www.valcooks.com. Also, look for Valcooks on 'TiVo 1st Look' after "Satur day Night Live," Saturday, March 13, 2010, on NBC af filiates. She is being featured nationally. Valerie is a Tampa native, who currently resides in Chicago. She and her husband, Reggie, are parents to a daughter. Valerie is the daughter of the late Atty. Charles Wilson and Mrs. Evelyn Jones Wilson and sister of Federal Judge, Charles R. Wilson. RINGMASTER TONY TONE ter, who offers a quick wit and unique style. He has per formed across the country in various venues with such names as Chris Rock and Jamie Foxx. He was most recently in Tyler Perry's CONTORTIONISTS movie, "I Can Do Bad All By Yourself." Other performances adding an international fla vor are guaranteed to leave the audience talking includes the Jorge Barreda African Elephants Act, the Chinese Checkers, Teeterboard, High Wire Act, the Contortionists, The Cats, featuring 6 whit e and 2 Bengal tigers, and many others. AUTO ACCIDENT REF!ERRAL SERVICE Personaliad Service -Support and Help frum the begiming 1D 1he eRd Attorneys -An AtiDrney' wil COllie to yoo at hOIQe or-walk .. Nofei Rthere a dispute oo bow the ar;. cidenl 'ocand : Transpatation Available I Auto Repair-BodY Shoa:: I .. ... nu:DRiiD biiUf.. Tl uv1aetf' t SpecialiZing-In: Gar, Bus, nu Ill & Pedestrian 1nci. dents, Loss Wage$, Wrorigful Death And More. Call MiChelle B. PattY Local:_ TOII-Ftee: Available 24 Hours A Day /7 Days. A Wlek 4 1 > ::0 0 :1: ;n 0 :!Z c > C/) m z m r;m c: r r z "0 c: m r c;; :I: m c m ::0 -< -t c: m C/) c c ., ::0 6


.... Members of the Sentinel Editorial Board with Dr. James Ammons are: seated, S. Kay Andrews, Publisher; Gwen Hayes, Editor; standing, Bishop James H. Howell, James Tokley, Dr. Ammons, Wilbert Malphus, Atty. Warren Hope Dawson, Rubin Padgett and C. Blythe Andrews, UI, Sentinel President. BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor The personable Dr. Janies Ammons, c President of Florida A&M University for nearly 3 !Q years, inspired the members ffi of the Sentinel Editorial Board when he spoke to them on Wednesday. Dr Ammons was in Tampa as part of his annuai tour to various cities Spring break distributing scholatships. This year the tour extended into He was accompariied by 53 student, staff and C( faculty members. C Before he met with the Editorial Board, upon ....1 arrival at the Sentinel office, u. he was greeted by 5 young Qlen from Middleton High who were accompa nied by their mentors, Cpl. Clethen Sutton and Major' Gerald Honeywell. Dr. Ammons is telling FAMU's story of how the university has impacted the lives of over so,ooo and currently is the largest HBCU with an enrollment of 12,300 students. While telling the story of the great things that are happening at FAMU and with its students, Dr. 1.1:1, ... ., .. .., ..... also told the Editorial Board about the "very dark period" the university wi;tl experience over the next 2 years. Starting in July, budget will be cut by $13.4 million, and in 2011, the $8 million the school received in Stimulus money will also go away. FAMU's total oper ating budget is $400 mil-lion. -Dr. Ammons stated that FAMU is going to survive. He wants the students, faculty and staff to have "a v oice in how we will face these tough times." The signature programs are protected, however,. he-de. es plan to look at lesser programs ing some services; : Dr. Ammon$ aske1l1he Board to talk to'-tlie legisla tors about the future of this state (students) and the drastic cuts that education continues to take and the increase in tuition fees. caney e'ducation is. a pri ority, but education takes the same cuts as the Department of Corlections," he explained. "It'd 1time for the Legislature to hear from the people." Dr. Ammons is also on a mission to have a dental school established at FAMU. It has been over 100 years since a HBCU has established a dental school. There are" e11ly two -at Howard and Meharry. In a study the university conducted along the I-10 Corridor between Jacksonville and Pensacola, Dr. Ammons said less than 25% of the residents have access to dental mainly because 90% of den tists do not accept Medicare. He'll be back in Tampa on :rv.t:arch 20, 2010 to meet with the Sunshine Dental Association to seek their support for the dental school at FAMU. Legislators Allen Williams and AI Lawson their needs' the suppof!: of -..


editorials/Columns FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN (USPS 202-140 ) 2207 21st A venue Tampa F l orida 33605 ( 813 ) 248-1921 Pub liShed Every Tuesday and F riday By FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUB LISHING Co., Membe r of National N e w s p aper P ublisher s Associ at i on (NNPA) POSTMASTER : Sen d Address C han g e T o : Florida Sent i nel Bulleti n P O Box 3363 Tampa FL 33601 Per i od i ca l P ostage P a i d A t Tampa F L C Blythe Andrews 1901-1977 ( 1945) W W Andrews 1874-1931 ( 1919) C Blythe Andrews, Jr. 1930-2010 ( 1977) S KAY ANDREWS PUBLISHER C 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 Subscriptions-$44 00 6 Months Both Editions : $87 00-P er Year Both Edit io n s Opin io n s e xpressed on edrtoria l pages of thi s n ewspaper by Co l umn i sts or Gues t Writers. do not n ecessarily r eflect the edit oria l stance o f The Aorlda Sent i nel Bulletin o r the Publ ishe r Recent Episode Of 'As The Countv Turns Is Whv we Have To Separate Fact From Fiction T he rush to judgment is on at the County Center! Commissioners Ken Hagan and Mark Sharpe seem more anxious to get there than 2 kids running up to the front gates at Disney World. These commissioners in a sidebar call meeting on Wednesday, say it's time for County Administrator Pat Bean, County Attorney Renee Lee, and Internal Performance Auditor James Barnes to resign. Barnes is at the root of all of the hoohah at the center. Allegedly, in his attemptto keep his $113,000job, the self-appointed 'messenger' loaded his guns and came out shooting. In 2009, Barnes reported to the Board, that 2 top secret 1% pay raises were awarded to Bean and Lee in 2007. This discovery, on the heels of a poor performance review led Commissioner Kevin Beckner to request a criminal investigation against the two, miraculously taking the spotlight off of the embattled auditor. Now Barnes has accused Bean AND Atty. Lee of reading his emails surrounding the investigation. Bean admitted getting the emails, but says she didn't read them. However, Atty. Lee has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and has provided the Board with everything that Barnes did not ----facts evidence and an investigation. Her response shot down Barnes' attempt to cause a panic. But that wasn't good enough for the elected duo at County Center. These two wanted heads and headlines. In case you didn't know, Atty. Renee Lee is African American. She is highly qualified and has been given sparkling evaluations by this very Board. She has had a 25 year career without a nick, and most recently was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to help make recon. how .tP .strengthen open government in Florida. To her credit, Lee has also assembled a staff of top public records veterans. A of this .:Soard have uniformly praised ih the past. Why these guys are clumping Atty. Lee into the pile, is a question we as a community need to ask? Was it convenient or do these guys honestly think they can use County Commission meetings as the soapbox for their future political aspirations at the expense of ruining someone else's career. The County has a policy against making false accusations and this Board claims to be a big proponent of accountability. But this week's episode of "As The County Turns", was a scene of elected officials gone wild. Being accountable for YOUR actions people, that's what' s important here. And, more than anyone, our community has to understand this, and vote accordingly. T hi s \ Veek was a very im p o rt a nt w ee k in sc h oo l dis trict s all a ero s th e Stat e o f Florida Thi s was FCAT week. The FCAT is a test that is very important to students, individual schools and to every sing l e schoo l district. It is a tool used to evaluate stu dent's l earning in each school and the sc hool district. The FCAT is a good educa tional tool that could be help ful and effective, if used right. The problem with the FCAT is that it is used all wrong The way it is used is that it supersedes all other educational efforts in our schools. If the FCAT was used to M ay I say I like nothing better than a nice, leisurely breakfast at my fa vorite greasy spoon. I go there, order three-pigs in a blanket (also known as sausage wrapped in pancakes), sip my coffee black, and contemplate how to whip an oncoming day that has no intentions of letting me succeed. Then in walks Hineparts (that's J. Algonquin Hines, but everybody calls him "Hineparts," for short, behind his back, of course). When I saw him, I knew something was wrong. In ad dition to his usual scowl, he had a strange, sad look about him, as if he'd had a fist-fight with his best friend. So, Hineparts slid into my booth, without saying good-morning, and just sat there, counting his fingers. Then he spoke "You ever thought about getting a di vorce?" "A WHAT?" "A divorce," ti o n a w a kn s stre n g th grade l e v 1 p e rformanc and to d e termin e th e mo t ffi -tive teaching trate gi e s th e test would be good. But that is not the way it works. Instead, it is u ed to determine if students will g e t promoted and whether chil dren will be allowed to graduate from high school and move on to college. It doesn 't matter what the teachers think. It doesn't matter that the student may have a high grade point aver age and it does not matter if the sh1dents passed the ACT or the SAT. The only thing, that really matters is whether or not the senior student snarled Hineparts, "Cain't you hear?' "I hear very well, thank you," I snapped! "But what I don't hear is what my personal business has got to do with your personal busi ness!" Hineparts went back to counting his fingers. Then with Bloodhound eyes, he looked up at me and said, "Why is it that when people know they have done some thing wrong, they try to turn the tables on you and make out you're the one that done something wrong when in fact, it was them that did it, all along? 'You understand what I'm talking about?" I put my fork down and stared at Hineparts. I had no itlea in the world what he was talking about! "What I mean," Hineparts continued, "is my wife and me got into this argument about something she did that she knew I knew she did, then before I could say any thing, she turned around and ...... I\) 0 ...... 0 'TI r-0 :!! c > jumped on me for something en I did that had nothing what-m soever to do with what she did! And that kind f titfor-Z tat just burns the h eck out Of mel" m I offered Hineparts a ? cup of black coffee. He ac-rcepted it and proceeded to g) ruin it by putting three tea-Z spoons of sugar and to tiny cups of cream in it. m Then he continued. '"You r-c;; know, I was reading the :::z::: paper, the other day, and I m saw on the front-page where there was another dude what < did the exact same thing my wife likes to do. This fellah -< what works for the County 2 knew folks had the spotlight m on him, so what he done was c he simply turned the tables and put the spotlight on > everybody else, and almost Z got away like a fat rat in a cheese factory!" :::u Hineparts put his cup 6 down and gave me that sad look. "You know what I started calling my wife?" "What have you started call-ing your wife?" I asked. Hineparts leaned over the table and lowered his voice to a whisper, "I call her the AUDITOR!" (I sat back, poured myself another cup of coffee, and thought to myself, "Lord have-mercy!") Ci) m Ul I >


LAW OFFICE Of PATRICIA P.A. N Criminal Defense Family Law & P ersonallnjury Cypres Poin t Offi e Park 10014 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, S u ite 101 Tampa, Flo ri da 336 1 8 (813) 386-5730 I wrong f r findi n g ny f thi s tnHLing F r ne. I'm n t n t I with the fae t tin t y ung Bl 1 k c uples m 1ke up 1 I trge mnj rity f th e u c who are m :tde ut t I k re I irre spon ib l e nd buff ni. h Former Hillsborough Counry Prosecutor-Depuiy Chief You Are Not The Father But whilt b th ers m e m o r-e i th 1 t ntinl eff 1 all of tltt: drama mnv h ave n so m unin t nd d d wn th lin ... The hild r n State & Fed. W. C. Claims Certified by State University All Job-Related In uries Change Treating hysicians Collect Back Pay Hostile Work Environment W.C. I Race Discrimination I haw so m e thin g t o admit. I a m n o t p ro ud t o s ay that o n oc c a s i o n I\!' b ee n kn o wn t o sit d o wn and a ctu a lly wat c h th e Maury Povich Show. A nd what" s w o r se so m e tim es I find m ys elf enterta in e d As ignorant, belittling and exploitive of a program as it can be, for some reason I find it hard to turn away once it starts. It' s a fixation I can only compare to the feeling you get when you come across a really bad car accident when you're driving. The Law Office Of ERIC T. TAYLOR, P.A. Now Located At: 442 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 160 Tampa, FL 33606 Phone: (813) .. ,..;.GIBBS & PARNELL, PA ATIORNEYS AT LAW W.nHEW KOCHEVAR, ISQ THOMAS E PARNELL, ESQ. ERIC M MOORE. ESQ PERSONAl iNJURY AND WRONGFUL A\ITO, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE OR BOAT ACCIDENTS. SLIP AND FALL, HOME NEGLECT OR MEDicAL l FIRM IS DALE-HUBBELL, THE HIGHEST Ill RATING FOR LEGAL ABILITY AND ETHICAL STANDARD WORLDWIDE. CJ 71oe 1/'ritg !f A I.awyrr b h btsponant De8idcn n.at SllutJJ Not Be 8taed SokJy Upon .. __ Ow......::Qual;__;IJ_ flctlt lotu __ __ _..._..;_ ____. You kn o w it" g ru e m e. Y o u kn ow it"s trag ic. But f r m rea on you'r fa cin a t d with th e h o rr o r For m e it' s a l ove /hat r l a tionsh ip. B c au s t h part ofth s h ow that 's t h mo t di sturbi ng and e mbarr ass ing, see m t o b t h e f u nniest. Con s id e r it m y guilty pleas ure. W a t ching baby momma X run h y sterically off the stage after Maury reads paternity results that reveal her would-be baby daddy as, not the father,' gets me every time. Granted, I could do without a guy doing the Soulja Boy or Moonwalking in celebration when it's proven that lil RayRay is not his son. But I'd be lying if I said that a slight chuckle doesn't escape my throat when it happens. I imagine my amusement comes from the fact that on every episode of this insipid show, there' s a woman who's 1000% sure she knows the iden tity of her child's father, while at the same time, the father in question is equally certain that the weapon in his pants wasn't used in the alleged offense. For me, it really doesn't matwhich person gets exposed. As long as somebody is forced to eat humble pie, I'm completely satisfied -The thing is, I know I'm I m 111, what hnpp n in t0-1 5 ye1rs wh n Ul' Rn.y-Rny find s o ut hi. m o th r h n d t n t o tw e lve m n t t din 1 n ortto find his r n l fnth r ? W hat\ ill b oirv thr tl'h h i s mind os h t -p i a t h p i od n Y utub a n d s t h o e m n not n l y d -gra d e h i. mother, bu t di s pl ay outright disgust at the possibil ity of being his father? There is no way of knowing what kind of anti-social, self destructive behavior will build in an individual who discovers he was brought into this worldunder those types of circumstances. We may snicker now but in time it will be our children, yours and mine, who 'll have to deal with this dysfunc tional bastard. But what does it matter right? Just let them keep sending in the clowns so we can point, laugh and say to ourselves 'my life may suck, but at least I'm not that guy.' Man our society is sick. And by the amount of poison we continue to ingest, it doesn't look like we'll be getting better anytime soon. Clarence Barr, II 43110. 018, Bennettsville, F.C.I. 0. Box 52020, Bennettsville, SC 29512, or email cbarr2@oaalsnoy-. els.com or visit clarencebarr/myspacepage.com. 505 East Jackson St. Suite #303 Barrister's Building Tampa, FL 33602 (813) BANKRUPTCY stop Foreclosure & CreditOr's REAL ESTATE LAW FAMILY LAW Arrested and Coocemed CaD Tanya Dugree (813) 418-5253 AUTO HELPLINI!: Injured? Need a Doctor? Lawyer? CALL RICKY l213i 892-8193 Or Email: callrickywiiJiamsOgmall.com Available 24 Hra./Day FREE ConaUtation RICKY E. WIWAM8


Local Black Historv Comminee Reorganization OHers Two ScholarshiPS Meeting Scheduled BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The City of Tampa Black History Committee i s offerin g two sc holar s hip s to gradua tin g African America n senio rs. Both sc holar s hip s ar e non-renewab l e a nd valued at $1,ooo. T h e two sc h o l ars hip s are the Janet S. Martin Scholarship and th e Presidential Scholarship Award. On October 1, 1993, Mrs. Janett S. Martin b eca m e the firs t African American to serve as the City Clerk for the City of Tampa. She died in office in July 2002. Her family recently e s tablis hed a scholarship in her name to help her legacy live on through others. This is the first year the Janett S. Martin Scholarship will be offered through the City of Tampa Black History Committee. The second scholarship is the orga nization s Presidential Scholarship Award. The deadline to submit the appliqi tion, essay and attachments is 5 p.m., Friday, March 26th. Mrs. Martin a pio neer, becoming the "first" in several areas. She was the first MRS. JANETI S. MARTIN .. First African American City of Tampa Clerk Chairwoman of the City of Tampa s Black History Com mittee, the first to serve as President of the American So ciety of Public Administration, the first and onl y African American woman to be elected to the Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union, the first African Ameri can President of the Tampa Chapter of the American League of Woman Voters. Mrs. Martin was a mem ber of the NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Jack & Jill of America, Inc., and a board member of the Lighthouse of the Blind. The c h o l a rs hip was cre a t ed in h e r m e m ory by h er hu s band Marvin Martin, a nd so ns, Mar vin, II, Morris, an d Maurice. Graduating se nior who are int e rest ed in b e ing con side r e d for th e scho l ars h ips are invit ed t o s ubmit a n a pplication for the $1,000 n on-renewab l e gra nts The sc h o lar s hip s are ea r marked for a n African Ameri can high sc hool s t ud e nt who will a tte nd a college or univer-1 !II s ity after graduation. Among other r e quirements both also require that appli cants submit an essay, at least 500 words in length. The theme for the Janett S. Martin Scholarship is "African American Firsts." The theme for the Presidential Schblarship Award is "Five Qualities That Makes A Gre!J.t Leader and why?" To make donations to the scholarships or to learn more about the scholarships, contact Ms. Celeste Gibbons-Peoples, Scholarship Chairper son, at (813) 274-8834 or Celeste. Gibbons-Peoples@ tampagov.net. J'l All r e idents and bu in e own rs are invit d t u tt nd a rco r -1\> ganiza tion m e tin g for th e n e w Eas t e rn H i g ht s N i g hb rh o d Wa t c h ASsociation a nd rim e Wa t h o Th e m ee tin g will b e h ld 'Clt Willi a m Park 4 A e nu e a t 6 p.m. o n Mar c h 1 '" Th e associatio n boundari ar Avenu e to the so uth 40'" Str th e ea t. For more information about t hi s m t ing, onta t Srunue l L. Mobley, Sr. at (813) 628-4243. R fr eshm nt w ill b rv d. HART Introduces 'RouteShout' Where s my bus? Hillsborough Area Regional Transit now has a simple way to answer that question for bus rid e rs. RouteShout is HART's new wa y to give rid e r s schedul e information, bus stop locations and service updates, all, via ce ll phone, Android or !phone. Passengers can simply t ext the stop ID printed on the bus stop sign of their route. Within seconds, they will receive information about the next bus scheduled to come their way. If riders have a GPS enabled phone, RouteShout will not only display arrival times, but nearby bus stops as well. For cell phone users, with mobile browsers, simply log on to m.routeshout.com, and search GoHART. RouteShout is a free service offered to Hillsborough County transit riders. It is just the latest technology HART is using to better serve the community. ., r-0 ::u en z m m c rr-g) z 'V c m m c c! m c ,.. z c ., .::u B


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ocal -,a_m_p_a A-c-tivl-_ s-t-To_R_u_n For Countv Commission Seat Ben has bt tn DWIGHT BOLDEN Lifelong West Tampa resi dent and activist, Dwight Bolden, has filed his applica tion with the Supervisor Of Elections Office t o announce hi s intent t o see k th e Dis tri c t Three sea t o n th e B oa rd of County Commissioners. Bolden says he con s ider s District Three to be one of the largest and diver se in th e county MI think the people have lost their voice in government, and I want to be that voice. I think the time has come for us all to be trailblazers instead of followers." Bolden is a 1971 graduate of Howard W Blake High School. Also seeking the District Three seat are Valerie Goddard, Leslie Miller, and in cumbent Kevin White. Children's Board Schedules Workshop On Child Development The Children's Board Of Hillsborough County (CBHC) will be conducting a community workshop about early brain and c hild development at DACCO, 4222 East Columbus Drive, Tampa at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 15. The workshop, is free and open to the public. T h e commun i ty works hop will be led by pediatric expert and Children 's Board Director of Innovat ion and Research Peter Gorski. Repeat work shops will be held at 9 a .m on March 23 at the Girl Scout s Conference Center and 4:15 p.m on March 25 at th e Chi l dren 's Board 1002 E. Palm Ave nu e Futu re comm uni ty work shops at DACCO will be a t 9 a .m. on April 2, May 10 and June 14. Come Get Your Praise On The 3rd AnniverSary Celebration Of li The United Gospel Singers tl Of Florida New Rising Star -1509 E Northbay Ave Rev. Ernest Washington, Pastor Come Have A Good Time In The Lord. Everyone Is Invited: All Groups, Choirs and Soloists, Etc. Please Contact Sisters: Linda Jones (813) 270-4293; Velma Williams (813) 458-1170 Or Karen Williams (813) 732-4430 For Add'l. Information. rhe Northsi'de Church of Christ, 6906 N. SOth Street, Tampa, FL 33617 The Northside Church of Christ, Congregat i on is searching for a dedicated Christ-cent ered Minister who has a passion for the spiritual development and growth of the Lord s Church This individual will have the primary responsibility of develop ing programs which will prov i de firm biblical foundation en hance individual faith formation encourage relational growth within the church and ensure opportunities to develop the daily devotional life of the congregation Minimum Qualification 2 years commitment with a 2 years renewal option Teach at least one class each week Preach at least two sermons each week. Marital Status Preferably married Education BA degree in Bibl i cal Studies or AS degree in B i blical Stud ies with 5 yrs experi ence in a professional leadership role or 1 Q-1 5 yrs of exper i ence in a profess i onal l eadership role Please enquire for other skill & related duties Email resumes to.: _____ I N USE Mrs. Betty Bell stands outside the meeting room named in her honor at the Quality Inn and Suites. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Every month, Mrs. Betty Bell, Highland Pines Neigh borhood Association Presid ent, attends community and East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership meetings. This past' Tuesday, Mrs. Bell was in attendance when ETCRP Chairperson Evange-line Best, asked her to step outside for a mome nt. "I had no idea what was go ing on. I mean I was completely clueless. To her surprise, Mrs. Bell was told that the meeting room at the Quality Inn and Suites on soth Street will now be known as the Betty Bell Meeting Room. I was so shocked, I didn' t know what to say, said Mrs. al'li\'e in her community and :r ..... specifically with tht 1\) Inn and Suitts project. Slw 1\) was instrumental in g assuranees from the manage-0 ment team of the hot e l for the hiring of r esidents from tlw Highland Pines eommunity where the hot e l is loeat e d. Sh e was also vigilant to make sure the process was running smoothly, and was a constant figure at the hotel during its renovation proces s 'Tm very pleased with the work that's bee n done, and I feel honored. "The room can hold up to 75 people and the amenities are great. Th e Weed and Seed committee uses the room every month and it will b e available for the community to use for meetings/events." Ms. Best said Mrs. Bell 5 reall y d eserves the honor. :I:I I can think of no on e lse who ha work d s hard for their community, a nd n v r took a backward step in demanding the things h e felt z would make Highland Pine a m better place to live "The hotel kept the prom-c:: is es they made to her and her community." z "'D c:: m r-Ci) :r m c 3 Entertainment Co. Presents 7k, m < m -4 c:: m en c liVE URBAN COMEDY GOSPEL STAGE PLAY per The Movie )> z c :I:I c


0 T'" 0 N N-T'" X: u CI: <( c CI: u. ocal Tampa Fire Rescue Triple H' Men's Event Called To Blake Again For the second time in as many weeks, Tampa Fire Re s cue personnel responded to a fire at Howard W. Blake High School. Tampa Fire Rescu e spokesman, Captain Bill Wade, said they received a call just before 1 p m When units arrived, they lo-First Missionary Baptist Church Seffner 6720 County Road 579 North "'"' Seffuer 33584 Church-(813) 627-0114 Pastorffeacher: Reverend Nathaniel Love ReSidence (813) 653-0528 1iiiiToCiiftif INNIVERSIR 'Our Guests: Sunday7 MarQh 14, 2010 3 P.M -God's Side Progressive MB Church, -Rev. Danny Osborne, Pastor 19,2010 6:45P.M (Doors0pen5:30 P.M.) 1 Area Choirs and Male Choruses SUJ,lday, March21, 2010 3 P. M -Macedonia M. B. Church, Rev. Joseph Sykes, Pastor Friday, March 26, 2010 6:45P.M .. (DootS Open At 5 : 30 P. M)-Nighf Sunday, March 28,2010 3 P. M StJames AM. E. Church, Rev: MicJlael Price, Pastor Miliister Keith King & Sister Tanya King, Gbairpersoos cated a fire in the cia room building third floor bo. bathroom. Students evacuated afel) and were oo injuries. Captain Wade aid Tampa Fire Marshal's Office have d e t ermine d the fire to be an act of arson Damage to the b athroom is estima t ed to be about $5,000 and is mostl y due to smoke Last week, Tampa Fire R es cue units responded to a fire at the school that was in the bathroom inside the boy's lock e r room. It was determine d tha t the cause o f that fire was arson School officials said the fire had no impact on FCAT testing New Heritage Christian Worship Center, Inc 7402 N. 56th St. Bldg. 700 Suite 790 Tampa, Fl33617 w,.,...,lhin -S 12 P. M. ELDER OlANO COSTON B1:U2S.S29t as!r@nl]cwc.91Jl http://rfww.nhcwc.oiTI 7 Reasons You Should Attend New !1erftage 1 Find out how to get the things you really want 2 Find out Who God creatE!(! you tel be. (astrology can't touch this) 3 Astound othera with your knowledge of God's word. 4. Know the truth about 2012 Real or Hoex? 5 The rea t movera an

Local Veteran Chamber Of Commerce Emplovee Let Go MS. GLORIA ANTHONY ... loses job after 19 years of service BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce recently re duced their staff with the layoff of five employees. Two of the three African Americans employed were included in the layoff. RobertJ. Rohrlack, Jr., President and CEO confirmed during a telephone interview that five employees, consisting of two vice presidents, two managers, and an administra tive support employee were laid off. He said the layoffs were the result of the economy. H e s tat ed that th e Ia\ offs w e r e not based o n perform ance but o n po s iti on s th at could b e absorbed. H e a l so sai d he h a d th e unanimou s ap prov a l of th e Executi\'e Com mitt ee. Ms. Renee Benton Gilmore i s th e only African American on the Executive Committee and s h e was ab se nt when the deci s ion was made One of those positions was that of Vice President Gloria Anthony, a 19-year employee of the chamber. There was also another African American laid off. The staff of 19 now in cludes one African American who serves as the receptionist, he said. Ms. Anthony did not wish to comment. However, sources close to her said she was caught totally by surprise. According to our sources, Ms. Anthony h ad been as signed th e ta s k of d e n l oping th e S trategic Planning for the G r ea t e r Tampa Chamber of Comm erce, which is n o t due until October. When called into th e office, s h e was und e r th e impression that s h e was attending a budg e t me e ting. Rohrlack said, Ail of th e positions are vital, but we had taken every other step we could and the only thing left was personnel. We lost half of our senior management and it was a very difficult proc ess He further stated that the chamber plans to fill the va cancies at the appropriate time at some point in the future when the economy improves. Rohrlack also declined to discuss the lack of African Americans on staff. The two remaining vice presidents are a white male and a Hispanic female COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT The city of Tampa Biack Hlstory CommittH, Inc. Is seeking the 88I'VIces of an Event Planner/Promoter to assist with fundralsing and event planning of related events. Alllntlel ested parties with professional experience visit the website at Embass y Suites Hotel Jbe M'CnlJIY 3705 Spectrum Boulevard Tampa, Florida 33612 l>tHII"'i Opl'll \t I.:!:JII P.\1. ( ontrihution: 'IJII.OII Dramatization Program Talent Event Plated Cuisine Preseo.tation For More Infonnation Call (813) 389-5196 Sponsored By The National Society For \kli ln Unity For Education St. Mark M. B. Church Family Celebrates 7221 Sherrill Street@ Port Tampa, FL 33616 s First Sunday, March 14, 2010 tiMIPIEIIIilt.,_ klnalllTin fln1a.btDIItUfMeurll._ lmtH QriderM Jntu FtmnlPra)lJ Saturday, March 20,2010 ** 9:30a.m. St. Peter Claver O'Keefe Hall 1203 N. Nebraska **Tampa 33605 223-7098 r-0 ::c I C) m .... .... More Information Cal:


5 Local N I u CI: c::x: :2 Communitv Organization Gets Special Recognition 0 YETo of South Florida >1,000.000 one Mtlllon Dollars Si.ll'ER B OIIIL XUV NFL Charities c Tyrone Keys poses with the $1 million check donated by NFL Charities to the YET Centers of South Florida. To his right is former NFL quarterback, Steve Young, and sitting is LaBron Saffold. a: LL. c 2010 from NFL BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Z Commissioner, Roger < Goodell, Keys was congra-In 1992, All Sports tulated on earning an NFL Community Service intro-Charities Player Foundation w duced itself to the general Grant. public through its founder, All Sports was also viewed > Tyrone Keys. by the professional football a: Since then, the organization league as a model for NFL g;! has been recognized national-player foundation develop-W ly and Keys has received ment. C individual honors from his In a statement to Goodell, college alma mater, Keys said h e feels education en Mississippi State, and was drives success. :::::i recently honored by receiving "In fact, research clearly induction into the Mississippi states that college graduates 0. Sports Hall of Fame. have more than doubled their with just a high sc h oo l diplo m a But, success cannot be m easure d in just dollar s. "T he true measure of success incorporates skill and t a l ent in order to pro-activel y give b ac k to the communities we all live in That is the foundation of my organization." Since 1991 All Sports has served over 1,000 young men and women locally. Now, the organization serves young men and woman nationwide. "Our mission from the beginning is simply to awaken the social champion in all of us. Z In a letter dated January 21, career earnings than those ---------------------------------------------------------------------...J ...J ::J m I ...J w z z w en From Street Corner Vendor To Radio Show Host C3 a: 0 ...J LL. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter There is more to Hakim Aquil than the man you see vending on the corner of Columbus Drive and North Boulevard. For year s, h e s been ver-y active in community affairs and has worked extensively with local Muslim organizations in-providing aid to impoverished citizens of Tampa and the surrounding area. After 25 years of service to the community, Brother Aquil is now the host of Honest Opinion Keeping It Real, Making It Happen." The new radio show will be broadcast on WfMP 1150AM on Saturday mornings from 9 a.ni. until1o a.m. "The radio show is a contin-uation of my efforts to con< nect and empower the come:\, munity," said Brother ..-Aquil. "The show will be strictly community based, and will From left to right: Rasheed Ali Ms. B., Taqwa lman, Jarvis ElAmin, and the host, Hakim Aquil (with headset). serve as an avenue for everyone to express their viewpoints. The show will be commercial free, giving the host ample time to deai with the issues, problems, idea s, solutions, and upcoming events happing in the community. The radio call-in show will showcase s pecial guest appearances from peopl e who don' t normally make the news. "Everyone' s opinion is accepted," said Brother Aquil. "There are no right or wrong responses. The call-in number for the show is (813) 251-9867. You can also contact Hakim Aquil at Hakim1948@yahoo com with show ideas and topics to b e discussed Please be sure to briefl y explain w h y your s uggested topic is one of importance to you and our local community. In The Spotlight CATIESHA This week's Spotlight feature is Catiesha. The 5'4" Sagittarian says her favorite star is Nicki Minaj, and her hobbies are traveling and shopping. In the future, Catiesha wants to become a dental hygienist. Catiesha's phi losophy of life is: "To thine own self be true." With so much ahead of her yet to accom plish, the 24-year-old beauty is more than ready for any challenge that lies ahead. When it comes to the man in her life, Catiesha said he must be educated and respectful. Congratulations to Catiesha as this weekls Spotlight feature. If you' re interested in being in the Beauty Unlimited or Spotlight, please send your information and photo, including a contact number to: jjohnson@flsentinel.com. 0 WHYME? e $ 1 2 .. 99 By: Calvin E. Sr. $ 2 99 e This book was written for those individuals who have asked God "Why Me?" questions when it comes to oppositions faced while livingjn the will of God, fulfiJling His perfect plan and purpose for their lives. Purchase your copy at www.heartinkpress.com or stq> by Greater New Hope Anointed Ministri.es at 709 N. Parle Rd, Plant City, fL 33564 TODAY


5irthdaH Greetings Mrs. Tonva lewis' 39th Binhdav Celebration MRS. TONYALEWIS March 13 At United Skates Dress '70s -TAMPA PORT AUTHORITY INVITATION TO BID (ITB) DOCUMENT NUMBER B-oo5-10 SPOIL ISLANDS 2D & 3D SHORELINE PROTECTION TPA PROJECT N0.1D-01510 The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) is soliciting sealed bids from qualified contractors to install approximately 17,100 tons of riprap on Spoil Islands 2D and 3D to Improve shoreline protection and the habitat of shore-nesting birds. The project will Include grading and compacting adjacent areas. Due to the project location, the contractor will barge equipment and materials from TPA landside staging areas to the two islands. A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held Thursday, March 18 2010 at 9 :00 a.m. in the first floor TPA Board Room, 1101 Channel side Drive, Tampa, FL 33602. Prospective bidders are to attend Sealed bids are due by Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The ITB is available through a link on the TPA's website (www.tampaport.com) and the DemandStar System (www.demandstar.com) Interested firms shall submit a completed response to the Tampa Port Authority, 1101, Channelside Drive, 4th Floor, Tampa, FL 33602. Firms failing to submit the required ITS Documents as outlined on Form Bl-1 may be deemed non-responsive to the ITB. TPA encourages the use of registered Small Business Enterprise (SBE) firms to the greatest extent possible on TPA projects and has a goal of nine percent (9%) SBE J)artici pation TPA will consider SBE participation when eval uating the bids Quest i ons concerning this ITB should be directed Donna Casey, TPA Procurement Dept. (813) 905-5044, by emai l at or by fax at {813) 905-5050. 'Go Girl, It's Your Binhdav' T.O. And TINA Bae c hill! I m almost there! You want that rock, don' t you? Loving you. DANAE And DA'NAJA Happy belated birthday to Da'Naja and DaNae. She will be celebrating her 6th birthday Saturday. Love, Buddah, Darren, Myiosha and Jermaine. Bulletin \IFJW"'\""tfl'W'J -WlC'Tqu 'trfn3'\. Support The Florida Sentinel Advertisers TIARA God is good. God i s great. TINA Happ y born day! Your family. IBPPV 26th Binhdav MS. CARLETTA 3-10 From your best friends, Guecoba, TeJuana, Janal, baby daddy, Juan, family and friends. MS.GUECOBA 3-11 From your best friend, Carletta, Cutieman and fam ily Keep your head up, it's almost over ...


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The South Florida star ripped apart the Hoyas the last time the two teams met, and was coming off an impressive performance that helped his team reach the second round of the Big East tournament. "I just yelled at the guys 'Guard him!'" Thompson said, grinning. They sure listened, and didn't stop with the league s second-leading scorer. The No. 22 Hoyas frustrated South Florida all over the court in a 69-49 second-round victory W ednesday, prope lling them into a mar quee m atchup with regular season champion Syracuse. Jason Clark and Greg Monroe scored 16 points each Georgetown (21-9), which held the Bulls to a sea-son-low 29.1 percent from the field pretty decent evep by Thompson's stringent standards. It was the second straight game and fifth time this season that an opponept failed to break so against the Hoyas' numbing defense. "We really struggled to a shot," South Florida coach Stan Heath said. "It happened yesterday and today ) t really caught up to us, not being able to hit a jumpshot." ;,<. Iverson Going Through 1ough Times' ALLEN IVERSON PHILADELPHIA -Exil ed Philadelphia 76er s g uard Allen Iverson says h e s experie ncin g tough times a wee k afte r it was decided h e would not r e turn to th e team a nd hi s wife filed for divorce. Iverson poste d four messages Monday ni ght on hi s Twitter account t e lling fans h e expec t e d to overcome the most recent obstacles in hi s life "To my fans : You all know that my life isn t p e rfect. I am going through some very tough times right now, like I am sure that we all do from time to time, Iverson wrote. However, I Will stand tall like always with 'rhino' thick skin. Marion Jones Signs With WNBA's Tulsa Shock MARION JONES TULSA, Okla. -Marion Jones hasn't lost much of her swagger. The disgraced sprinter once called the world's fastest woman was introduced Wednesday as the newest member of the WNBA's Tulsa Shock and she offered no apologies for her steroids use or her time in federal prison. She was poised and ready for questions about her troubled past. "The word redemption is not in m y vocabulary," Jones said at a news conference, flanked by team president Steve Swetoha and coach Nolan Richardson. "I' m a competitor, I want to play against the best in the world, and I know that I will be doing that." Ex-Spurs Plaver Alvin Robenson Returns To Jail S. A fO 1 1 0 F o rm e r BA All -S t a r A lvin Robertson, fac in g s exu a l assault o f a child and sex traffic kin g c h a r ges, i s ba c k in jail in San Ant o ni o aft e r a jud ge inc r e a se d his b o nd Prosecutors s a y they had ask e d that Robertson's bail b e doubl e d to $450,000 on W e dn es da y aft e r alle gation s surfac e d that h e was thre a t ening two women. Th e 4 7year-old Robertson was still in jail l ate Wednesday. He has been accused of being part of a sex traffickin g ring that kidnapped a 14year-old g irl. Robertson, through his lawyer has d e ni ed th e allegations. ALVIN ROBE RTSON Attorney Jimmy Parks .Jr. told the San Antonio Express-News the bond c hang e was unusual b eca u e hi s client h as n t b ee n charged with a new crime. Stuckev Cleared For Exercise AUBURN HILLS, Michigan -The Detroit Pistons say three doctors have cleared Rodney Stuckey for exer cise after a heart evaluation. Stuckey collapsed on the bench during Friday's game at Cleveland and was taken away on a stretcher He missed Sunday's game against Houston and will be out again on Wednesday against Utah. Stuckey missed two games last season after experiencing dizziness during a game. The third-year pro from Seattle is averaging 17 points, RODNEY STUCKEY five assists and four rebounds for the rebuilding Pistons. WR Brvant 'Verv Close' To Reaching Agreement With Benaals CINCINNATI --Antonio Bryant's agent said the receiver and the Cincinnati Benga)s were "very close" to an agreement on Wednesday, a move that would likely pre clude the addition of Terrell Owens. For the second year in a row, the Bengals are trying to find a complement for Chad Ochocinco, the only receiver with appreciable experience on the roster. Ochocinco has lobbied to get Owens, who was in town ANTONIO BRYANT on Wednesday to meet team officials. Follow Us On Twitter.com IFLSENTINEL


Sports Mason To Return To Ravens; Agrees On 2-Year Deal DERRICK MASON BALTIMORE After twice reaching outside the organi zation to enhance their wide receiving corps, the Baltimore Ravens secured one of their own Wednesday night: two-time Pro Bowl player Derrick Mason. Mason, an unr estricted free age nt agree d to a two yea r deal with th e t ea m h e join e d in 2005 Mason's future w ith t h e Ra ve n s appeared unclear after the Ravens obtained free agent wid eout Donte' Stallworth a nd trade d for Anquan Boldin. Mason hint e d after th e 2009 seaso n that h e might retire, and there was a l so a c h ance h e would sign with another team. But now he's set to end his career with Baltimore and his return assures third-year quarterback Joe Fiacco a familiar target to go with Stallworth and Boldin. Free Agent Terrell Owens Will Meet With Bengals TERRELL OWENS CINCINNATI -Terrell Owens headed to Cincinnati on Tuesday to see if the Bengals are interested in -adding him to their stalled-out passing game. The 36-year-qld receiver tweeted on Tuesday that he was on his way to meet with team officials. Receiver Chad Ochocinco has been lobbying for the Bengals to sign Owens since the end of last season, when the Bengals' passing game lacked a deep threat. En route (at) Natti land!!" Owens tweeted. ''i'll let u guys know how the mtg went! Cn't go 2 bed considering the pursuit of tht Lombardi shiny thing!!" The Bengals went 10-6 and won the AFC North last season by relying on their. defense and their running game. They lost to the New York Jets in their first play off game since 2005, strug gling to move the ball. Cincinnati needs at least' one proven rece.iver after releasing Laveranues Coles, who lasted only one season with the Bengals. Receiver Matt Jones, who was out of the NFL last season after Jacksonville released him for off-field problems, has signed a one year deal with the Bengals. :0 0 :t BALTI 10RE -In ide th banque t h al l a humbl d Michael Vick wa h o n ored Tuesday ni g ht as one of 32 FL pia. e r t o r c ive th E d Block Courage Award. The a \ va rd i s pre nt ed to player s who e x e mplif y com mitment to the principl of port man s hip and courage Eac h NFL t ea m se l ec t s th ir own recipient a nd m o t of th e winners w e r e on hand for th e ga la eve nt Tuesda y nig ht. Vick wa s picked as the Philad e lphi a Eag l e r epresentative b y a unanimous vote of his t eammates Onc e a star quarte rback with th e Atlanta Falcons, Vick was convicted in 2007 for his role in a dogfighting ring and served 18 months in federal prison. ''I'm ve r y humbl d to b h e r e," Vick a id b efor t h award cer emony. I m blesse d to b e voted by my peers to be here, and this i s an opportunity that I will take advantage of and cher ish forev er." r-0 ------------------------------------------en Seanle Sends QB Wallace To Cleveland For Pick m z ::t z m r:m c: r r-gJ RENTON, Wash -Mike Holmgren is already making deals with his former team. The Seattle Seahawks traded backup quarterback Seneca Wallace to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 2011 undisclosed draft pick. The Seahawks confirmed the deal Monday night. Wallace spent his entire seven-year career with the Seahawks, and was always a favorite of Holmgren's when he was Seattle's coach. Now the Browns' team president, Holmgren has brought Wallace to Cleveland. "This will give -Seneca a chance for a start," z SENECA WALLACE Seattle general manager John Schneider said in a statement. "The Browns front office's familiarity with his abilities will give him an opportunity to compete for playing time. We wish him nothing but the best.'


0 ,... N ,... ALL MY CHILDREN-Adam refuses to believe that JR could die; JR reali z what hi futur e holds; Annie wants Brooke out of the pictu re. Liza makes a surprising di co ei); Ta d has a visio n of Dixie; Greenlee is de t ermi n ed to h elp D avid Liza makes a s urpri s in g discovery; Tad h as a visio n of D ixie; G r eenlee i s d e t ermine d t o h e lp David. David spies on Ada m an d Annie; J R m akes i t th roug h hi s crisis; Ryan and J esse lure Greenlee i nt o a f alse se n se o f se curity. AS THE WORLD TURNS -Luke confron ts F a ith ; P aul tak es Eliza to see Meg. Chris Hu ghes r eturns t o O ak d a le; B a rb a r a and He nry g o public. B a rb a r a ca tch e s sight of H e nry and V i enna; Jane t l ea rn s th e truth a b o ut h er b a by. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL-Nick t a k es Bridget on a s urpri se getaway; St effy tri es t o t ric k Oliver ; B rooke gives Ridge a r e min de r of w h y h e s t o od up f o r h e r in th e m ee ting; S t e ph anie m a k es a b o ld d eclaratio n O we n ove rcomp e n sa t es f o r hi s gu ilt ; Hop e t ells Brook e a b o ut th e n ew m a n in h e r life; Brook e l e arn s m o r e a bout Oliver a nd g row s c on ce rn e d ; St effy i s confide nt s h e h as am muniti o n s h e n ee d s aga in s t Brook e a nd th e L oga ns; Oliver vows to sto p S t effy. Bridget m a k es a con fess i o n t o N i ck; Jackie a nd Owe n a tt e mp t t o put th e ir prob l e m s be hind th e m ; Oliver l ea rn s th e exte nt of S t effy's vindi ctive n a tu re w h e n h e tri es t o con vince h er not t o p rocee d with th e n ext s t e p of h e r pla n DAYS OF OUR LIVES-Mela ni e a nd St e phani e h a v e it o ut ; N a th a n a dmit s to Magg i e th a t h e s till h as f ee lings for Mela nie; R a f e f oc uses o n th e afte rm a th of S y dney' s r es cu e ; EJ plays a f a th erly rol e with S ami a nd th e kids; Will g i ves Mia a t o k e n t o s ignify their exclusive n ess. D anie l r e ali z e s that Maggi e i s ill ; M ag g i e t e lls Mel a ni e th a t s h e has r e la p se d ; Arianna urges R afe to forgive Sami ; EJ and Sami bond o ver the bab y ; Arianna talks about her regrets when she visits Melanie ; Daniel tries to comfort Melanie. Brady proposes to Arianna; Sami > t e lls EJ that she fear s she s damaged her relationship with Rafe; Daniel informs Victor that g he 's Melanie s fath e r ; Vivian taunts Carly; Chloe updates Nicole about her h y sterical prega:: nancy; EJ off e rs Arianna a job. LL GENERAL HOSPITAL-Jason and Sam have their hands full with Michael; Ethan tries to let Kristina down gently; Alexis and Diane clash with Claire. Michael tries to make his get

entertainment ., :D -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0 The Dramatics' Ron Banks Passes RO N BANKS So ul s in ge r Ron Banks, f o und e r of R & B I Sou l gro up The Dramatics, died in his h ome at th e age of s8 yea r s old on March 4 The falsetto croo n er, who formed The Dramatics in 1962 is believed to h ave died from a heart according t o Motown A lumni Association presi dent Billy Wilson. According to r e p o rt s, the singer was r e ported l y h ea lth y whe n h e passed o ut without warning in hi s home with family. Dramatic cosinger L.J. Reynolds s p o k e with Banks v ia phone a n h our b e for e h e passed a nd said Banks was "just lik e him self-very upb eat. Rapper DMX Arrested For Violating Probation DMX PHOENIX --Troubled rapper DMX was arrested in Arizona on Tuesday for vio lating his probation by regularly using illegal drugs during the last nine months, authorities said. The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, told a probation officer that he used cocaine and was not complying with the terms of his treatment plan, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. He faces five counts of vio lating probation Simmons was booked into a Phoenix jail late Tuesday afternoon and was isolated from other inmates, sheriffs officials said. Ja Rule To Star In New film precious' Dominated Spirit Awards With Five Prizes 3: )> :D (') :I: ...... 1\) 1\) 0 JARULE Ja Rule is preparing to tak e a hi at u s from th e rap world t o s tar in a new film. As previousl y report ed, J a r ece ntl y celebrated a birthda y a nd threw him se lf a ba s h that brought out old Murder Inc. affiliate Ashanti. Before that Ja was convicted for an old gun pos session charge and could face 3 yea r s in jail. Now movi11g away from th e negativity he s preparing for a film role with a spiritually based production company. The new movie titled I'm In Love With A Church Girl features Ja alongside former Cheetah Girl I Industry Insider Adrienne Bailon. LOS A GELE --The Harlem drama .. Pre i o11s"' to o k th e b es t pic tu r pri z as it dominat d the pirit Award s, winning four o ther honors that incl uded tro phi es f o r stars Gabourey Sidibc and Mo'Nique. Sidibe won b es t actr ss for Pr ec i o us : Ba se d on th e Nove l Push by Sapphire," playing a n illiterate teen pulling h erself out of a n a b yss of neglect a nd a bu Mo'Nique earne d the s up porting-actress honor as th e girl's loath so m e moth er. "Gabby, yo u are truly a special gift to the uni ve rse, baby," Mo'Nique said. For people to get to know you and be in your presence, th ey are all honored. Though she has dominat e d h e r category at ea rli e r film honors, Mo'Nique said backstage she had not prepared a speech for the Oscars "because I think the universe would say, 'You have a lot of nerve. Eve The All New Grown Folks IBPPVIIU :. 5 M 11-M :-:-: o I ::::: _by:. -"-;'-" .,,iltll > j I .. f Y 6 ... fr .. iJ-.. :::.:::::For More.lrito on Happy Hour Call Corey@ 813:312-2 ...... !'""'"'"' .......... II II .. A "'> MO'NIQUE AND GABOUREY SIDIBE ...... 0 ., Precious swept every cat -5 eg ory for which it wa nomi -J:J nated, in cluding dir ctin g honors for Lee Daniel as en well as b est scr npl ay by a first-time write r for :::::t Geoffrey Fletcher. H e and Z Daniels also are nomin ate d I!! I at the Oscars, where m P n h C reczous IS among t e r best picture contenders. z c m 1: en ::::t m c m < m m en c ):ioo z c


Entertainment N lil wavne Sentenced To Jail ULWAYNE Aft e r three delays, a new Twitt e r account and stockpil ing new song s and videos, the time has come for Lil Wayne. Lit Wayne reported to a New York City courthouse to b e gin his one;year jail sen tence. W a y ne's entencing wa postponed three times; February 9th March 2nd and March 3rd all leading up t o his dat e with fate Wayne reported to cou rt at around 2 p.m. to hear his sen t enci ng. Reports claim t h at there was a c rowd of on l ook ers a n d paparazz i o u tsi d e i n a fre nzy w h e n h e m a d e h i s appea r a nce. Followin g t h a t h e was esco rt e d a way to begin his on e yea r b ehind bars at New York s notoriou s Riker s Island If Lil Wayne maintains good behavior he could be out of the facility in as little as eight month s He will not be in the general popul a tion at Riker s but will serv e his time in protecte d custody. Mos Del Sued Bv Turkish Composer Over Sample Q w ::c tn :::i MOSDEF a. j! Brooklyn lyricist/actor Mos Lu Def has always been known :I for being original, but now ::l MC is finding himself on the other end of a lawsuit. w TurJdsh composer Selda i!!: Bagcan is suing Mos for sampling hertrack "Ince Ince W ar Yaar" on his track = "Supermagic" off of his c Grammy-nominated The iE Ecstatic. g "Your style is very effective," I.L she said in a statement directed at Mos Def, "I y;ou to respect the labor of oiliers., Bagcan claims that she had no about her looped par ticipation until .she watched the recent Grammy Awards ceremony on television and heard the track. According to the Hurriyet Daily News, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and agreed that no permission was granted to use the sample and decided to issue a cease-and-desist let ter. Bagcan added the copy-right suit, saying that she slaved over those recordings and deserves to get paid if they are used in any way other than what she officially condones. "My life was spent in court," she explained. "My trials were meant to intimidate others. My close friend and the legendary name of Anatolian rock music, Cem Karaca, spent his life in exile just like Naz1m Hikmet. Turkey did not own its val ues, leaving them to loneli ness." No word on whether Mos Def has responded to either letter, but hopefully the law suit doesn't hinder Mos from making another banging album. D'Angelo Denies Solicitation Charges D 'ANGELO When news broke that R&B singer D'Angelo wa s arre st ed in New York for soliciting a prostitute, fans of the "How Does It Feel singer w ere stunned. As previously reported, D 'Angelo, real name Michael Archer, was arrested for asking an under cover police officer for oral se x When police stopped him in his Range Rov e r after agreeing to pay $40 for the act, they also found $12,ooo cash in the car. Now however D'Angelo is attempting to clear his name. Lindsay Guion, a representative for D'Angelo has released a statement saying, "We know there is a lot of speculation in regard to the arrest of D'Angelo in New York City this past weekend. We would like his fans and the public at large to know that D'Angelo has pled not guilty -and is contesting the allegations made against him. Also know that, he is in good health and extremely excited about his forthcom ing new album." Kan Williams Facing $1M lawsuit For Dog Anack Katt Willia m s tr ubl with th e l a w are ntinui t a dd up. As pr viou l y r ported Katt w as arrest d in Nov mb for burglary a n d t r pas i n g d etaine d b y po l i ce at W a l mart i n D c mb r a nd f a ed a $230,000 l a w s u i t l a t r t h at month Now h e s b e in g s u e d ag a in for allegedly threatening to kill a man if he pressed charges against him for a dog attack. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, recording studio owner Marion Joseph Powers has filed a lawsuit against Katt claiming that the comedian instructed his dog to bite him while he recorded comedy in his stu-KA'IT WILUAMS dio. Court documents claim that Williams and his bodyguards came to Powers' studio in October. Williams brought along his dog and allegedly gave it an "attack signal" instructing it to bite the other man's animal, leav ing it with injuries. suue Knight Facing S& Million Tax Lien Suge Knight's troubles with money are continuing to add up, now that the government is confirming that the former head of Death Row Records owes over $6 million in back taxes. As previously reported a disgruntled owner of a storage facility sold personal articles of Suge's including a picture of Suge and Tupac for $100 to pay down an unpaid bill. Before that, one of the mothers of Suge's children took him to court for back child support while Death Row memorabilia and even some of his underwear was sold at auction in 2009 to pay for the record company's extravagant bankruptcy bill. SUGEKNIGHT Now howeVer, tax collectors are the latest to come forward to collect what's past due. The government is for $6,578,696.31 in back taxes. No word on whether Suge will be able to pay that bill, considering that he allegedly makes only a little over $1,000 a month


MRS. DOROTHY MAE FIELDS JACKSON "DOT" Homegoing services for Mrs Dorothy Mae Fields Jackson, "Dot," of 4014 E. Paris Street, who passed away, Thursday, March 4, 2010, will be held Saturday, March 13 2010, at 11 a. m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Evan Burrows, officiating. Interment will follow. Dorothy Mae Fields was born September 26, 1939, m Tampa, to the late Robert and Mazie Fi elds. She attended Hillsborough County Public School and graduated from Middleton High School class of 1957 She worked at numerous places in Tampa (downtown) and long time employment by the late Dr. Freddie A Smith as his nurse for over 20 years. Dorothy then over the last 20 years provided childcare to numerous children in the community whom called her "Nana." When asked, her most memorable past time it was when she was married to Moses Kelsey and the traveling back and forth to Georgia through the back roads during_ the segregated times in how it was different for Blacks of all ages. Another past time was when she was married to Theodore Jackson and looking towards annual vacation trips. Also trips with her favorite sisters and and looking forward to see what unusual thing each husband would do and their humorous adventures A statement from her daughter, "If you were a family ber and friend of my mother, I know for sure she touched your life and it will never be forgotten. My mother is and was my best friend she protected me when I did not need it whether I was wrong or right." She was preceded in death by: her parents, Robert and Mazie Fields; and her sister, Earline Chapman. She leaves to cherish her fondest memories: a daughter, Kimberly Kelsey Johnson; grandchildren, Aarian LaMarchade Johnson and Laarian Brienna Reed; devoted sisters, Helen (Johnny) Armstrong and Carolyn (Pete) son brothers, Robert Carlton Fields, Michael Fields and Larry Chang; nieces, vawn (Rufus) Spencer, Tonia (Michael) Torres, Tangela Chapman and Tammy (David Lee) Chapman Jones; nephews, Rodney (Gloria) Scott, Ronald (Essie) Dismuke, Keith lyn) Chapman and tnysses Chico (Kienna) Chapman; a host of grand nieces nephews; Oate Arnold) Fields and family; and devoted friends, Mr. and Mrs. Willie (Jessie) Hill, Shirley Levins, Betty Brown, Lucille Wells and Nadine Brown. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home from s-8 p. m., Friday evening. The family will receive friends from 5:30-6:30 p. m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the chapel on Saturday for the AIKENS FUNERAL HOME www.aikeufuneAliJomo Pet MR. JAMES BROWN Mr. James Brown of Wimauma, FL, passed away Friday, March 5 2010. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 13 2010, at 2 p. m. at Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, S910 Vel Street, Wimauma, J?r. Levern Waiters, pastor, w1th Reverend Deryl Jones, officiating. THERE WILL BE NO VIEWING AFTER THE EU LOGY. Interment will follow in Wimauma Community Cemetery. Mr. Brown was a native of Americus, Georgia, and a resident of Wimauma for many years. He was educated in th_e public school system of Americus, Georgia. He was a member of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church and was also a proud lifetime member of Prince Hall Free & Accepted Masons. He was a contractor for many years, and during his journey he many and came to the a1d of those m need. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by: both parents, Geneva Eva Bruce-Hall and Willie Brown; a son, Gregory Brown; 5 sisters, Mamie Mason, Emma Lee Johnson, Gennie Mae Wells, Mary Bell Henry and Eddie Jean Posteii-Sawyer; a brother, J. W. "Jim" Streets; and 4 grandchildren, Corey Brown, Steven Carr, Carlos Carr and Genesis Hayes. He leaves to honor and cherish fond memories: a devoted wife, Retha Mae Brown of 57 years; 3 sons, Larry Brown, Sr. (a devoted caregiver), Andre (Carol) Brown, and Wesley (Sonya) Brown; 9 Bessie B. (Joe Don) Carne, Janie McCarthy, Mozella Dublin, Shirley (Tarrinson) Brown-Walker, Jewel Hunt, Dellarine (Wilton) Anderson, Jacquelyn Brown, Carol Brown and Angela Brown; 29 grandchildren, Larry Brown, Jr. Allen Brown, Marcus Stephens, Devon Washington, Andre Brown, Jr., Tenesha Brown, Mark Carrie, Natasha Carrie, Letha Marshall, Valerie Marshall, Nelson Dublin, Angela (Terrance) Dublin-Duckworth, Michael (Antoinette) Brown, Eric Stephens, Aysia Anderson, Tikila Brown, Yeulanda (Satish) Degala, Jamaal Carr, Nigel Carr Karen Mason, Shezell "(Sandy) Nixon, Roderick (Crystal) Randolph, Cedrick Putman, Jonas Scott, Brandon Brown, Carlton Brown, Carl Scott Shereiff Garrett and Gatewood; 5 sistersin-law, Christine (Paul) Young, Joyce (Matthias) Mathurin, Lois Young, Ann Young (a devoted sister-in-law) and Mary young; 2 brothers-in-law, Charlie (Gloria) Young and Robert (Ullie) Young, Jr.; 31 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren; a devoted danghter-in-law, Josie Gatewood;3godchildren,Cornelius Bobo, Sharin Golfin and Natanya Miller; special cousins, Laura K o 'Smith and Emma Fret: m a n : sptl"ia l fri e n d,.., llorot h \ D a i s :\l atthe;,. s H o b b y Pool. T h o mas Gibson G eort;i a :\lae S h elly. \\' illi e a n d H e rbert a n d a host of nieces. ntphtws. cOlL'iins. frie nds and the entin \\'imauma Com muni ty T h e rem ains will af\er 5 p rn. today. Frida y l\lard1 1:!. 2010. a t K a y \\' illi a m s Furu r a l H o m e. 301 llo wal't.l and the f amily will ncein friends from s 6 p 111. _.\rrangements entrusted t o R A Y \\'ll. l.L -\MS Fl'NE R -\1. 110!\I E. Rhodes & Northetn. Owners. In li e u of flowers d onations c a n b e made to the: American Stro k e Association Memoria l Donations in honor of James Arthur Brown. by phone: (Soo) 242-87 2 online: www.Antericanheart.org, by mail: P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692. DR. VERA EARLENE BRYANT Dr. Vera Earlene Bryant of Valrico, known to all as Dr. Vee, passed on to join her many loved ones in Heaven on Sunday, March 7, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 1 p. m. at Riverhills of God, 6310 East Sligh Avenue Tampa, Pastor J. D. with Pastor Marvin C Roberson, officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, Brandon. The 13'h child of the late Pastor Robert and Cora Regulus, she arrived on July 10, 1925, in Waycross, Georgia. Dr. Vee's thirst for knowledge and led to receive her Ph.D. m Gmdance Counseling and a career as a Teacher and Psychologist. It was, however, her infinite wisdom. and ability to learn from life's lessons that really earned her the title Dr. Dr. Bryant!! Teacher, preacher, counselor, renaissance woman of unshakeable faith and love. Her words and her actions will continue to challenge our lives, touch our hearts and wann our souls. Dr. Bryant has left a lasting legacy for her children: Sheryl Lovelace, Robert Ken McEady and Angela Regulus. Her legacy extends to: her loving grandchildren, R. Kenneth Bryant, Dysse Lamar, Brienin PolakovSuransky, Zuri Morrison, Jessica Blackmon, Zachary McEady and Santana Gomez; great grandchildren; a sister, Cora Lee Cato; a brother, E. J. Regulus; and countless faithful friends. The remains will repose after 5 p.m. today, Friday, March 12, 2010, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entntsted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. t MS. \ VANDA ELLEN JAPPA M s Vo'unda Ellen .lappu of Tampu, pas s e d awuy Saturduy Marcl1 6 2010. Funerul service s will be conducted Saturday, Murch 13, 2010, at 11 a. m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel with Pastor Donald Lott, officiating. Interment will follow in Orange Hill Cemetery. Miss Jappa was a native of Brooklyn, New York, and a res ident of Tampa for 15 years. She attende d Manhattan Fashion Institute. She was employed as a Court Reporter for the State of Florida. She leaves to cherish her memory: her father, William R. Lane; daughter, Danielle Jappa, ; 2 brothers, Paul and Scot Lane; nephew, .Jules Lane; nieces, Iesha and Kayla Lane; an uunt, Susie ( "Aunt Tiny") Henry; 3 uncles, Henry, Bel_ton and Billy Matthews; cousms, Brenda Daniels, Adrienne Williams, Ted Henry, Perry Daniels and Shavonne Daniels; and a host of sorrowing rcla-. tives and friends. The remains will repose from 9 a. m. to service time, Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. MS. LOUISE THOMAS Ms. Louise Thomus of Tnmpu. pussed uway Sunduy, Febnmry 28. 2010. Funerul s ervice s will be conducted Snturduy, Murc h 13. 2010, ut 2 p.m. ut Ruy Williams M emoriul Chupcl, 301 North Howard Avenue. with J>ustor Donald Lott, officiating. Ms. Thomas was a native und resident ofTumpa for 64 years. She atlended Middleton High School. She wus preeedt.-d in death by her purents, Henry and Louclll Thomas Ms. Thomas leaves to cherish her memory: 2 aunts, Hattie Mac (Frank) Stokes and Susie Smith; an uncle, (Mary) Thomus; cousms, Flossie Gaines, Eddie Simpson, John (Rebcccu) Simmons, James Simmons, Louis (Della) Simmons, LeRoy (Diana) Simmons und Clarence Simmons; 11 curing friend, Gloria Williums; 'and a host of sorrowing relatives and friends. The remains will repose after 5 p.m. today, Friday, March 12 2010, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners Family Owned & Operated Everett-Derr & Anderson Home 5117 North 22nd Street Tampa, Flonda 33610 RAYMOND ANDERSON LF.D. 813-237-5775 Personalized Funeral Services Shipping & Cremation ( )ur htmih ( dn \kL:t Your I -... \ l 'l d--. in funeral services for over 70 years. Ray Williams Funeral Home Rhodes I Northern, Owners 301 N. 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or--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Funerals/Memoriams N ?"" Ray : Williams MRS. BESSIE SPENCER WILLIAMS Mrs Bessie Spence r Willia m s of 8302 Dahlia A v enue, Tampa, passed away Thursday, March 4 2010. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 11 a. m at First Baptis t Church of Progress Village, 8616 Progress Boulevard, with Dr. Sam Maxwell, Sr., pastor, officiating. Interment ..... will follow in Memorial Park C Cemetery. a: Mrs Bessie Williams was a LL native of Florida and a res i-0 dent of Progress Village Z Tampa for about 50 yea r s She < attended Florida's public ;;r schools and was a faithful C member of First Baptist en. Church of Progress Village. In her early years, she was em::::l; ployed as a housekeeper. "'"' To cherish memories of her > life, she leaves: a sister, ffi Josephine Worlds ofTampa; 2 > nephews, Charles (Carolyn) UJ Spencer of Bradenton, and Eddie Lee (Dorothy) Thomas of Bradenton; 2 nieces, Maxine (Richard) Humphrey of Sarasota, and Deloris Spencer of Bradenton; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, loving relatives and devoted friends. c w :::1: en ::::i m ::;:) ll. z t:i ..J ..J ::;:) m ..:. w z i= z w en < c a: 0 .;.J LL < I 0 N w CJ The remains will repose after 5 p. m. today, Friday, March 12, 2010, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. How8rd.Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. IN MEMORIAM JOHN HOPE MCALLISTER, SR. a.k.a., MR. TEETER Born: March 13, 1940 Died: March 14, 2008 From your wife of 4 7 years, Ms. Jessie McAllister, and all your kids and You were a man of many ideals and many names, Mr. Teeter, Pops, Daddy and Granddaddy. We miss you, Pop. i Wilson I CHARNESE JA-LYNNETIE CATO Homegoing services for our precious little angel, Charnes e Ja-lynette Cato will be held Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 2 p. m. at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. She' s gone home to be with her grandmother, Barbra Ann Cato and uncle, Cedric Brown. She leaves behind: her loving parents, Tony and Shanna Cato; brothers, Terrion Cato and Tony Cato, Jr.; great grandmothers Maggie and Charles .Jones, Brenda Stillings and Jessie Mae Davis ; grandparents, Tony a Davis, Darrell and Eartha Robinson, Eugene Cato and Bernice Merrit; aunts, LaTonya and Cedric Christopher, Brianna Brown and Aria Robinson; uncles Eugene Cato, Jr. and Ida Mount, James D. Davis, III, Jermaine Davis and Elga Davis; cousins, Ciera Christopher, Eugene Dorian Cato, Tomareo Cato, Geneisha Cato, Zaria Robinson and Schedrik Smith, Jr.; god grandmother, Toni Jones ; loving friend, Sabrina Williams; and a host of other loving relatives. A WILSON SERVICE" www.wilson-funeralhome.com IN MEMORIAM SHEILA JOHNSON SUTTON It's been one year since the Lord called you home. Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow. We miss you and you will be in our hearts for-_ ever! Love always: children, Norman and Kimberly; parents, Vernis and Deloris; sisters, Vernice, Valerie and Lesley; brother, Vernis, Jr.; and a host of other.family and friends. MR. ISAAC LEGRAND, JR. Homegoing celebration for Mr. Isaac LeGrand, Jr. of Port Tampa, who passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Melech Hospice House of Temple Terrace, will be h eld Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 11 a. m. at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 7 221 Sherrill Street, of which the Reverend Darryl M. Matthew is Pastor, with the Reverend Dr. Leeomia Kelly, Pastor of Mt. Zion A. M. E. Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Loving memories will remain with: his son, Bernard LeGrand and wife, Refina; his daughter, Barbara Hubert and husband, Louis; and son, Isaac LeGrand, III and wife, Paula; sister, Katie Hill; aunt, Josie Giddens; grandchildren, Carlos LeGrand, Louis Hubert, Marques Hartley, Corey LeGrand, Shannon LeGrand and Tiffany Hubert; great grandchildren, Candice LeGrand and Jailen LeGrand; and a dedicated caregiver, Carolyn Harris; and a host of other loving family and friends. A native of Lee County, Alabama, Mr. LeGrand had resided in the Tampa Bay area for 67 years. He was a member of Mt. Zion A. M. E. Church. Prior to retirement, Mr. LeGrand was a warehouse manager. The remains will repose from 5-9 p. m., Friday, March 12, 2010, at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street. Friends are asked to assemble at the church at approximately 10:45 a. m., Saturday. "A WILSON SERVICE" www.wiJson-funeralhome.com BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM FATlY 12 Years Old March14 The time has come to celebrate, but you're not here Fatty to participate. We miss you dearly in every way and we would never forget it's your birthday. Everyone is welcome to celebrate Fatty's pink and white party Sunday at Woodland Terrace at 3 p. m. Love always: Auntie Nicole, Rika and Bridgette; and family. I MR. GEORGE E. ROCKWELL, SR. Funeral service for Mr. George E Rockwell, Sr. of Tampa, who pas s e d away Tues day, March 9 2010, while in a local hospital, will be held Saturday, March 13, 2010, at uu. m at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 3000 N. 29th Street, with the Rev. Dr. W James Favorite, Pastor of Beulah Baptist Institutional Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. He was preceded in death by: his mother and father, Lizu and James Rockwell; and his son, George E. Rockwe ll, Jr. Mr. Rockwell leaves to cherish memories of him with: his wife of 58 years, Emma H. Rockwell; loving daughter, Vonzell (Walker, Jr.) Peoples; grandchildren whom he adored, Jessica and Jordan Peoples; niece, Yvette Thompson; cousins, Annie B. McCray and family, the Bynnom and Sallye families, and the Morange family; brother-inlaw, Willie "Baldy" Thompson; special daughters Inez Washington and Jeannie Moreland; special extended family who called him "Papa," Henry and Cindy Standberry and their children, Yolanda (Berehaun) Clark, JaNis e and Shani Standberry; caring friends, Edmund Neves, Brenda and Lawrence Marine, Pearl Sutton, Leroy "Jay" Thomas, Deacon and Mrs. Glinton Darien. A native of Tampa, Mr. Rockwell was a graduate of Don Thompson High School, Class of 1949 He later furthered his education at North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. At an early age Mr. Rockwell was baptized at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. He was a former employee of Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club. Mr. Rockwell was honorably discharged from the Army and was a World War II veteran. The remains will repose at Wilson Funeral Home on Friday, March 12, 2010 from 5-9 p. m. Friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home on Saturday at approximately 10:45 a. m. "A WILSON SERVICE" wwwwilson-funeralhome.oom MR. DAVID LEVY SMITH, SR. Homegoing servic e s for Mr. Du "id Levy Smith ofTamJ>Il, who passed awuy Friday, Murc h 5 2010, will be held Suturduy, March 1 : J. 2010, at 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, :lOOO N. 29th Street, with a locnlllastor, officiating. David Smith is survived by: his wife, Lillie Smith; five children, daughter, Karen Williams (Curtis, spouse), son, Duvid Smith, Jr., son, Anthony Smith (Melody, spouse), daughte r .Jacquelyn Smith and son, Darryl Smith; ten grandchildre n Kimberly, Latrellis, Nakeisha, Fellcia, Jerrica, Whitley, Debrlelle, Candace, Brittany, Zeyannie; five great grandchildren, Keyshaun, Zarriu, Latrell, Khashyne and Kingston; three sisters, Ruth Morris Mary and Cynthia Mango; brother, Wayne Killings; and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends. Mr. Smith was born in Sanford, FL, on June 1 1936, the foster son of Sara Doyle Way and Tom Way. He was a Korean War veteran. The remains will repose on Friday, March 12,2010, qoQm s -9 p. m at the funeral home. Friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home chapel at approximately 12:45 p. m Sa"turday. A WILSON SERVICE" www.wilsop-fuperalbome.com IN LOVING MEMORY LEE OTIS COWARD, JR. Sunrise: 8-21-86 Sunset: 3-10-09 It has been a year since you left, but you are never forgotten. Love always: mom, brothers, sister, ni.eces and nephews; and all your loving relatives anp friends. .... -,


Funerals Memoriam ------Wilson MRS. LETRICIA ANN TIM A memorial seniee for Mrs. l.etrieia Ann Tim of Tampa. who passed away Friday, February 2 7, 2010, will he held Saturday, March t;J, 2010, at :J p.m. at \Viison Funeral Home Chapel, 3000 N. 29th Street, with the Reverend W. D. Sims, officiating. Fond memories will remain with: her husband, Samuel Tim, Jr.; sons, Samuel Tim, III and Byron Sharp; daughter, LaShonda Sharp; mother, Ann Freeman; and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. A native of Tampa, Mrs. Tim was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County and was a graduate of Gaither High School. Mrs. Tim was employed at Best Western Hotel in the Housekeeping Department. Friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at approximately 2:45p.m., Saturday. "A WILSON SERVICE" www.wiJson-funeralhome.com --' Memorial 1 Service -----JEROME ANTHONY GATLING, a.k.a., JAY A memorial service. for Jerome Anthony Gatling, who passed away March 4, 2010, will be held Saturday, March 13,2010, at 11 a. m. at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 4202 W. Nassau Street. Jay Gatling was born November 1, 1953, in Plainfield, New Jersey, where he received his education. Relocated to Tampa in 1979 He leaves to cherish his memory: one daughter, 2 grandchildren, a brother, a sister, and a host of family and friends. -------------Family BIRTHDAY IN LOVING MEMORY 3: MEMORIAM oF MY MOTHER Notice --------------MRS. ROBERTA KELLEY Homegoing celebration for Mrs. Roberta Kelley will be hdd Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 2 p. m. at Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 2916 Orient Road, Tampa, Rev. Eric E. Campbell, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Roberta Kelley was born on June 12, 1934, in Valdosta, GA, to Frances Flannagan and Mr. Malachi Mitchell. She was married to Mr. Will Kelley on May 5, 1967, he preceded her in death. Mrs. Kelley spent most of her adult life in the Tampa area and was affectionately known to her family and close friends as "Sal." She leaves to cherish her memories: 2 daughters, Mrs. Loretha (Donald) Grace and Sharon (Vernord) Beasley, both of Miami; 2 sons, Derrick Cody of Tampa, and James Cody of Cocoa, FL; 2 sons, Lewis and Larry Cody, preceded her in death; 5 sisters, Jewell (Victor) Jenkins, Lilly Register and Ellen Jenkins, all of Tampa, Laura Register and Dorothy (Bobby) Denegall, both ofValdosta, GA; 2 sisters, Marie and Glory and 2 brothers, Edward and Lester, who all preceded her in death; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and sorrowing friends. WILLIAM 'LUCK\" NORTON.,, B-13-53 How wonderful it would be if you were here to share it with your family. IN MEMORIAM MARLO L. GIBSON My Baby, six months have gone by since God called you home. Seems like 6 years. Your family and friends miss you so much, but we know you're in God's care. So, rest my love, I'll see you again someday Love, mom and family. TERRENCE T. NICHOLS, SR. 3/6/68-3/12/01 He left us quietly, his thoughts unknown, but left us a memory we are proud to own. So treasure him Lord, in Your garden of rest, for when on earth, he was one of the best. With all our love: Terrence, Jr., Terrencia, Antwan and the rest of the family. FREDRICKA LOWE JACKSON March 9, 1985 Hi Mother: It' s been 25 years since God caJled you home. Not a day goes by that we don't think ofyou and miss you. We love you much, so keep doing God's work in your heavenly home until it's time for us to see you again. With love: your son, Jessie Lee Jackson, Jr.; grandchildren, Alexia, De Andre, Fredricka, Syncere and Quincy; grandparents, Freddie and Cleo Lowe; sisters and brothers in-law, Kathy and Ronald Derr, Gail and Archie Harrison, Lavonne and the late David Anderson, and Ka.,n and Leonard Hart; imd the rest of the family. FUNERAL HOME DD N. 29lh St Tampa, fl. De (axJ) tm-m (813) 248-6125 WNN.wison-funeralho.com 0 :::r: r 0 :::D c )> en m z m r;lll c r r z "U c lll r c;; :::r: m c m < m :::D < -f C m en c )> z c :::D c


Memoriams/Cards of Thanks ..... c a: LL JUST THINKING ABOUT YOU CRAIG 0. MONTANA March 11, 1960 -March 11, 2006 Although it's been 4 years since you've relocated, your memories are still with us. Of course we miss you, but we were blessed to have you. Like you always said, "let's live everyday like it's a holiday." Happy birthday, love always, Barbara, April, Henry, III, family and friends. BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM My son, the good die young and despite what they heard or say, you, my son, were one in a million. Your smile, heart and personality were very qnique. You made us, "your family," complete. We all love arid miss you deeply. Happy birthday, son, Love youforeve. r and always, your ride or die girl, **Big -, IN LOVING MEMORY BIRTHDAY MEMORY DEMARCUS B. PI'ITMAN, SR. Sunrise: 3/9/89 Sunset: 9/24/09 We miss you so much Words can't even explain. You will always and forever be in our hearts and memories. The memories of you are always cherished and our love for you deeply felt. Happy birthday, Bae. Love, Joquila and Demarcus, Jr. BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM MERCEDES MCNAIR Sunrise: March 11, 1916 Sunset: March 13; 2008 Mama, if's been two years since you've been gone, but it seems like it was juSt yesterday when the Lord called you home.. In our hearts' you occupy a place. We cherish your memory and-will never allow it to fade, your patience, 1 kindness, love and for us. :J m Love:' !our son, George; Leon; c:!ren, Timothy and Dolphus. Love, all your family, members and friends. 1 tr BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM Mar h 11 1913 -December 9 2000 It has b e n 1 0 y nrs sin God call d you horn Miss you daily you will n v b forgotten. .Qaughter, Mattie Telfair and Ida Ray Boykin and family. THANKS We, the family of the late Calvin Bexley, would like to express our sincere appreci-. atlon for your prayers, thoughtfulness, and deeds of 'kindness used to console our hearts in the loss of our lovedone. A .special thanks to: Allen Temple A. M. E. Church and Ray Wllliam8 .Funeral Home. The Bexley and Griffin family. THANK YOU MR.MATIHEW IGLES,JR. The family of the late Mr. Matthew Igles, J.r., Wishes to extend sincere gratitude to everyone for their prayers, cards, food, visits and other gestures of kindness during our hours of sorrow and be-...reavement. .Specia] thanks to: Good Samaritan Hospital in West. P$ Beach, Coleman Funeral Home and Hannon Funeral Home ofTampa.


Cards of Thanks Don t Forget To Change ACKNOWLEDGEMENT CARD OF Your Clocks! Time ; THANKS Springs Forward 1 Hour! MELVIN HARDRICK you ent a l o ,ely card. Perhaps you ..ent beau tiful sent or -;poke kind word'i. you were no there at all. \\'hate\er you did to consol e lhe heart. w e thank you so much. T h e Family. WE APPRECIATE YOUR KINDNESS MINNIE MYRLEHORN The family of Minnie Myrle Horn deeply appreciates your kind expressions of sympathy in our great loss. Life brings tears, t smiles and memories: the tears dry, the smiles fade, but the memories live on forever. Our dearly departed loved one left a legacy to our family that will live o n forever. With grateful hearts we will always remember your kindness and tribute to the woman w h o will always be the light of our lives We would like to thank you for the prayers, words of comfort and support you provided to us. P lease know that om family finds healing in God's tender love and embrace, and in knowing others loved her and cared Love all you hold dear, precious is the time you s hare. Do not wait for ton1orrow, for ton1orrow may not be May God keep you and bless you CARD OF THANKS SSGI'.JOHN WALTER WYNN, JR. "The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself' 13) 248-1 The family of Ssgt. John Walter Wynn, Jr. would like to thank family, friends, neighbors, Whispering Oaks Nursing Home, Allen Temple AME Church, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Blake High School Class of '71 Alumni, St. Mark AME, Bonifay, FL; and many others for your support and love during the loss of our loved one. Words cannot say all that we feel for the outreach of love shown. Thank you for everything. Ernestine Wynn and Family. Your C}ea & a( ndar tth and Every Saturday @ The Good Luck. MR. GEORGE PERKINS, JR. 1910 7th Avenue from 2-4 p.m. ,./allnvfted Guests Are: The family of the late Mr. Mar. 1311' ... State Representative Betty Reed George Perkins, Jr., would like to thank everyone for your prayers, cards, flowers, and comforting during our hours of bereavement. ...r. 201' ... Commilliontr Kevin Whitt tllr. 21'1' ... Mr. F111rtk Reddick 2-11 -Valarie Goodard f!.pf, 91' -Stanley Gloster 17111 -Lynette Judge 24th ... Collins A s pecial thanks to: the New Birth Church famil y the Oak Hill Church family, and the Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home. God bless you always. For More Information, Call (813) 394-6363 Motivational CD "What' s In Your Guo Camino Soon! 5006 E. BROADWAY AVE. TAMPA, FL 33619 PHONE: 813-300-9107 STATE & FEDERAL BOND PRIVATE GPS FREDDIE WILSON Bail Agent. THANKS To ALL MY CLIENTS & FRIENDS FOR YOUR CONTINU;ED LOYALTY & TRUST SERVING: TAMPA. MIAMI NEW YORK GEORGIA los ANGELES -AND MANY CITIES IN FLORIDA 1o1m3 : .16-F en m z :::::i z m r-1 m c: r rm :::::i z "'D c: m c en :I: m c m < m JJ -< -4 c: m en c )> z c ., :!! c


0 c; Crime N N T"" :I: (.) a: < :E Hostage Situation Ends Of Violence c r--------------------, a: u.. WALTER SCOTT According to arrest r eco rds the r elationship b etween Walter Scott, 44, and his former g i r lfriend, Tameka Washington, 27, has been vo latil e On Wednesday Scott was arrested by Tampa Police after a four hour hostage site uation fE According to police reports 0 Washington recently Z moved out of the apartment < the y shared on Lake Avenue, and returned Tu es day to pick up some of h e r belongings. W Police said when Scott i= opened the door he grabbed Washington and pulled her w inside. Her sister was with [ij her and called police at 2:18 0 p.m. W Police arrived and began speaking with Scott through ::::J the partially opened front door that he barricaded with D.. a couch. Z When Scott refused to release Washington, ...1 hostage negotiators and the Tactical Response Team were m called to the scene. The hostage negotiators develZ oped a good rapport with i= z Scott by talking through the partially opened door on the phone. Police said it appeared Scott was going to surrender when he cut off communica tion. Officers were concerned for Washington's welfare so at 6:27 p.m., TRT rammed the door. At that point, police said Scott stabbed Washington in the back. She r a n out of a bedroom toward the offic e rs Tampa Fire Rescue treated Washington at the scene and transported her to a local hospital where she is reported to be in stabl e condition Scott was charged with armed false imprisonment, aggravated battery wit h a deadly weapon, and child abuse. He is being held without bond: Arrest records indicate th e couple has been having domestic problems since 1998 when Scott was arrest ed for battery domestic vio lence. He was also arrested in 2000 on the same charge, in 2003 for violation of a domestic injunction and aggravated stalking, in 2008 for battery domestic violence, and in 2009 for domestic battery by strangulation. Arrest records also show that Washington was arrested in 2008 on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The report indicates Washington used a brick to knock out one of Scott's teeth during an alter cation. She was also arrested in 2009 for battery domestic violence. Wl-------------------------------------------fl) 0 ...1 LL. Man Charged In Anack On uncle HARMON COLBERT On Tuesday evening, Tampa Police report that ct Harmon Colbert, 28, got I -.:r into an argument with his N w uncle, Ricky Warren, 41 CJ that turned violent when Colbert produced a gun and pointed it at Warren. Police said Colbert allegedly made verbal threats to harm his uncle and fired a gun in the air and near his uncle's leg. Warren was slightly wounded by what police said may have been a bullet frag ment. He was treated on the scene. Colbert was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm in public, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. After his arrested, Colbert was found to be in possession of 13.5 grams of crack cocaine and also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver Sexual Predator Arrested DAVID LOVETfE Tampa Police arrested a se xual predator Tuesday w h o tried to flee. Police said at 9 p.m., an officer was researching sexual predators who recentl y moved into his patrol zone. He discovered David Lovette, so, and responded to his home to conduct a sex ual predator check. While conducting the check, the officer discovered Lovette had failed to change his address on his license, which is a crime and a violation of his probation. As the officer was attempting to arrest Lovette, he fled. Later, a second officer used a taser to subdue Lovette and he was arrested. Lovette was charged with failure to register as a sex offender and resisting arrest without violence. He was a lso on probation for sexual battery. Plant Citv Man Found Murdered In His Home CUFI'ON MILLER, JR. On Wednesday night, Plant City Police received a call requesting they go by 1107 East Warren Street to check on the welfare of the resident. When officers arrived, they found a 6o-year-old Black male inside dead. Officers later determined he had been murdered. The murder victim has not been positively identified by police, but a source did iden tify the person living at that address as Clifton Miller, Jr. The exact cause of death is still being investigated. Suspect Arrested Oil Outstanding Warrants warran t According to r port Tarenzo Ladarius Smith 20, was arrested Monda eve nin g on outs t anding warrants for vio lation of probation on a charg of burg l ary to a dwelling, violation of pro b a tion for po se s ion of ocain with intent to di stribute, and failur e to appear on a battery charg e Detectives sa id additional charges may b e added from Pasco County. Detectives report that the Pasco County Sheriffs Office was in the process of arrested Smith when he fled He was TARENZO MITH l a t n in th a r a f th Riversid Apartm n in Tarpon Sprin g D eputie aid Smith h a d bee n knocking on a p artm nt doors b e for e h e wa arr ted. Smith h ad b ee n list e d a an absconded fugitiv e in April 25,2008. Cult Leader Found Gulltv 01 Starving Babv To Death For Not savinuamen' QUEEN ANTOINETTE And RIA RAMKISSOON And Son, JAVON THOMPSON A leader of a cult in Baltimore was convicted of murder Tuesday after police say she convinced a woman to starve her 16 month old son to death because he would not say "amen" before dinner. "Queen Antoinette", her daughter Trevia Williams and Marcus Cobbs were found guilty Wednesday of second degree murder and child abuse resulting in death for the murder of Javon Thompson. Although an exact date is unknown, prosecutors believe the child died somewhere between December 2006 and January' 2007. The mother of Javon, Ria Ramkissoon who pleaded guilty to a child abuse charge last year, says Queen Antoinette told her the child had a "spirit of rebellion" inside him because he refused to say "amen" before meals. She instructed the mother to starve him to cure him of the "evil spirit" ultimately causing the baby to die. After the baby's death, Queen instructed the woman to "resurrect him" by dancing for him, singing to him and giving him water and when that didn't work the child's body was stuffed in a suitcase and toted around with the group until they moved to Philadelphia.


Negro League Baseball Plavers Honored During Black Historv Month On Friday, February 1 2th, H illsborough County held i t s 1 8 th Ann ual Black H e rit age Celebrat io n T h e h o n o r e d g u es t w ere Afr i ca n Am erica n s h o pl n y r d o n th eg r o League Baseball teams. The eve nt was h e ld a t t h e J oe C h i llur a Courtho u e Sq u a r e in dmvnto wn T ampa. F our f orme r m embe r s o f eg r o Leag u e Baseb all t eams r c co gniz d. The fou r i n d ividua l s r ecognize d during th e ce r e m o n y w e r e Clifford Brown, Walter Gibbons, Raydell Maddix, and Bill y Reed. All of th h onoree w e re memb r s o f th e semi -pro f ess i o n a l P eps i C o l a G i ants, th e T ampa R oc k e t s, and othe r se m i-pro f ess i o n a l t eams Additi o n ally, Larry Johnson was th e r e cipi ent o f the Legacy A w a rd whi c h i s presente d t o a n e mpl oy who l eft a l e g acy of outstanding servic Johnson i s th former Ma n age r o f Agin g and S e rvi ces D epartment, R e tir e d S e n io r Voluntee r Pr ogram. Sportscast e r Dave Reynolds serv e d as the M as t e r o f C e r e m o n y Th e p rog ram w as hos t e d b y the Hill sboroug h C ounty Board of ommissi o n r r s a nd th e B l a k H e rit age Ce l ebra ti o n Committee T h e Negro League players recognized during the Black History Program shown were Billie Ree d ; Clifford Brown; Walt e r Gibbons; Ms. Joyce Russell, Hillsborough County African American Affairs Liaison; Sportscaster Dave Reynolds, who served as Master of Ceremony for the program and RaydeJI Maddix. County Commissioner Kevin Beckner recognizes Raydell Maddix, who played on the Negro Leagues teams. Maddix made his Negro Leagues debut in 1948 with the Indianapolis Clowns. Commissioner Kevin \\"hite is shown with :'\egru League player Clifford B row 11 .-\ T a m p a 11 at i Y e Brown made his :'\egro League debut in 1950 with the Ph illy Stars. County Commission Chairman Ken Hagan recognizes Billie Reed for his successful career as a baseball player and for his unwavering commitment to youth baseball in this community. Coach Reed retired from Hillsborough High School. \fs. Pat Bean. Hillshorough County .-\dmil1istrator. is shown making the Legacy .\ward presentation to retiree Larry Johnson. Shown in this photograph from left to right arc: Dr. Jennifer Mcninghall, University of South Florida, Vice President of Student Affairs; Commissioner Kevin Wltite; Commissioner Kevin Beckner; Commission Chairman Ken Hagan; Walter Gibbons; Raydill Maddix; Walter Gibbons; and Billie Reed. County Commission Chairman Ken Hagan officially proclaims Feb. 12, 2010, as Black Heritage Celebration Day in Hillsborough County. Ms. Joyce Russell, Hillsborough County African American Affairs Liaison, is shown with Ms. Andrea Vvhite, of Bright House Networks, one of the event sponsors. Peps i and the Oriental Fish Company were also sponsors. Ernie Mayes, an employee of the Hillsborough County Solid Waste Department, sang the National Anthem. Rampello Downtown Partnership School Chorus p erforms special musical p erformance.


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Hauuv Birthdav Daddvl!! BIG COTNEY FATHERAndSON DADDYSGIRL We would like t o wish a s p ec ial man in our lives a h a pp y birthday We love a nd miss you Dadd y You've been gone too long a nd we can t wait to see you soon!!! Love, Cot.Cot a nd Terriyanna. P. S Keep your head up daddy. LITILE MZ. COURTNEY MZ.SHAVALA MZ. INDEPENDENT Happy 19th Birthday Mz. Shavala, a.k.a., Mz. Courtney, yes, our little ladybug is all grown-up now. Much love coming from: your proud parents, Mrs. Veleria Sampson and Mr. Bertran Sampson, Jr.; brothers, Bertran, III and Troy Sampson; sister, Jasmine Sampson (passed away); grandmother, Lula Warren; niece, Ashanti Sampson; a unties, Yolanda, Elizabeth, Tawyla and Felicia Sampson; and a host of cousins and friends. World's S1r0nuest Woman 'QUEEN' I am truly blessed to see an other year. This last year, I've been through a lot. People tried to break me, but I didn't folk, I held my own. But, no matter what, I'm still standing. And I owe that all to "God." As long as I Pelieve and have faith in Him J know I'm going to make it. So happy birthday to me, Mz. Queen B. TREVON DEXTER Sending out birthday wishes to TreVon, celebrating his big day, March 12th. We love you: Mom, stepdad, Otis, Tarik, Grandma and Lorenzo. congratulations TAMMIE And JONECIA! Congratulations to my beau tiful wife, Tammie for re ceiving her Bachelor's Degree and our daughter, Jonecia for being an Honor Roll stu dent. Love you ladies, "Mickey." Happy t s birthday, Keira and Ethan Long. Love, mommy, Marquise, and Auntie. WILLIE 'FATBOY BROWN God h as blesse d our famil y with a noth e r "celebration of lif e Happy birthday wishes from tho se who lov e you th e mo s t the Brown, Wade, Douglas, Harris, Thomas a nd Gay family. 2135 University Mall Tampa, FL 33612 Cell:813-368-3308 813-979-CUTS (2887) ..... N N 0 ..... 0


All About You N I u a: > 0 a: u. c a: LL c z <( c (f) UJ :::> t-> a: UJ > UJ c UJ ::I: (f) _. m :::> a.. z i= UJ _. _. :::> m I _. UJ z i= z UJ (f) < c a: 0 _. LL m I o::t UJ (.!) < a.. precious Pisces' MS. FAYE And MS. MEKA I L1p p y birihda\ t o Ill\. 13F, ta l k to th e .. m e dia ... Ms. B eard th ey tri e d t o scandal i ze your name (but can't). Officiallil Ms. Mosley!! It's True!! Happy 1st Birthday r--------------------. MS. MARQUIA MONAE MOSLEY (a.k.a. CHYNA) W e would lik e t o wis h our b ea utifullil girl a happy 1 s t birthday today, 3/12/10. And m ay Go d bl ess yo u t o see m a n y more. W e wi ll b e ce l ebrating t o m orro w with a birthday b ash, co m e one, co m e all, eve ry o n e's invit e d (101). With muc h l ove fr o m: m o m Ms. Kiara; d a d Marquis, a .k. a., Tubby, Dominic, s i s t e r Marquicia, brothe r Jaquavious and the rest of th e Mosley b oys. legend' BOSS LADY It' s so sad how t h ey' r e pass i ng out d eath certi fica t es. D o e s n t m a k e a n y sense. T hi s c hi c k h e re i s b a d ... 'H.B.I.C.' MS. BEARD T h ey say with age co m es wis d o m. Well, this i s bigger tha n m y birthday, it s a ce l e b ra ti o n Y 'a ll trie d t o put dirt o n m y n a m e (but ca n t). It' s th e God in m e ... JOE And JOLIYAR LEE Happy 4th birthday t o Ms. Joliyah, 3 -14. Fr9rn, mom and dad. Ten Years And Counting ... What God Has Joined Together Is Bound To Last Forever ... MR. And MRS. JAMES ( ANGE LA) RICHARDSON Mach 10th As w e trave l t h e journey of life, I a m so thankful we a r e tra v elin g it t og e t h er. Thro u g h the j oy, thro u g h th e p a in throug h h appy tim es a n d sad t im es and all th e tim es a n d th e e x p erie n ce s in c e I'v e k n ow n yo u w e ha ve a l ways b e e n frie nd s We h ave a l ways b ee n a bl e t o lau g h t o play, t o fin d joy afte r o n e o f th e s t orms of life. M os t of all w e ha ve a l ways b ee n in l ove, th e las tin g kjnd o f l ove, th e l ove th a t i s un co nditi o n a l a n d it goes b o th way s Wh a t Go d has j o in e d t oge th e r i s b ound to last f o r eve r ... M y f ri e nd m y l ove r m y hus b and ... m y w if e, Go d 's w ill b e d o n e, Amen. H appy a nni ve r sary. Social Event A Birthdav Celebration P o pul a r p h o t og r a ph e r David Burges s ce l ebra t e d his birthday re ce ntl y w i t h a h os t o f f a mil y a nd frie nd s. (Photos by Julia .Jackson) Barbara, aka M s B ', sang to the birthday honoree. David's b1oth e r Sylvest e r Burgess a l s o attende d the party. David Burgess celebrated the birthday with his sister, Matilda Warren. Fellow photographe r s a t the birthday party: seate d Kerrick WiUia ms, Julia E Jackson, birthday honoree, David Burgess; and Terry Lewis. Standing, Jim Wright, Wmgate Norton (St. Pete City Councilman). Lee Lancast e r and Svl v ester Harris


GRACE MARY MISSIONARY 8APT1ST CHURCH 390 N 37\ St ( 813j 248-3779 NEW FRIENDSHIP M.B. CHURCH 3 1 07 E Lake Ave 2 48-41 2 Pas t o r aDER T1tOMAS J_ REED Pastor Weekl y Activities Early Morning Worship -8 AM Sund ay School 9 30 A M Morntng Worsh1p 10 50 AM 81ble Study Wed 7 P.M Sunda y Church Sct'a)4 9 0 A M Morn1ng Worstup 10 4 5 A M Blble Class 4 30 P M Even1ng W()(St n p 5 P M Wednesday Prayer Meelmg 7 P M THE P U BLIC IS INV I TE D Bible S tudy 7 30 P BROWN MEMORIAL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 2313 E. 27t.h AVE. (813) 2485690 (813) 2416902 WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday School ..... 9:30A.M. Sunday Morning Worship ... 11 A M Sunday Evening Worship .... 7:30P.M. Morning P rayer (Tuesday-Friday) .... 9 A M Wednesday Night Worship BISHOP MATTHEW .... 7:30P.M. "A Church Where The Love Of God Flows And The Holy Ghost Is In Full Control." MOUNT PLEASANT M.B. CHURCH 2002 N Rome Avenue* (Corner of Rome Ave. and Spruce St.) P.O. Box 4724 *Tampa Dr C. T. Kiltdand, Pastor Tel: (813) 253-5714 *Fax (813) 254-1441 E-mail: MtPieasantMB@aol.com Devotion By Mt. Pleasant Praise Team EARLY MORNING WORSHIP AT 7:45A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL* 9:30A .M. MORNING WORSHIP-11 A M. 1ST SUNDAYS 5 PM-Family Series Hour (B.T.U ) 6 PMLord s Supper (Communion) nJESDAYS 6 P M -P rayer Service 7 PM -General Bible Study 7 PM Youth B i b l e Study DR. C.T. KIRKLAND, Pastor TAPE MINISTRY Order On Une At Web Site Or Call Church WEB SITE : MtPieasantMBChurch.org NEW MT. ZION M. B. CHURCH, INC. 2511 E Cclumrus Dr (813) 248-8101 ex (813) 2 47-3899 I REY. WALTER J. WUIAMS Pastor Earty M:mmg Wcrsh1 p -7:55A. M Sunday M<.rning WO'Shtp9 :30 A M Mcrning Worship 10:55 A M Woo Family 7 P M For Transportation Call (813)486-7890 Dea. Clarence Fort, Deacons M inistry FIRST BAPnST CHURCH Of PROGRESS VILlAGE 8616 Progress Blvd .. Jampa. FL 33619 Church Office : (813) 677 1948 Pastor s Office : (813) 672 Academy Office : (813) 677-5988 Fax: (813) 672 0514 E Mail : lbcopv@tampabay rr com DR. SAM MAXWELL, SR., Senior Teaching Pastor Aduii /C hildrcn Worsh i p lim os 7:30AM. t5. 10 : 55 A M l : !!:l!Jlil!lllft Sunday :45A.M. -Adult & Youth/ Tuesday 11 AM. Adlit Wednesday 7 P M Youth / Childre n 7:30P. M Adult A SateUito Cilm p us For F&h Biblo l nslitLle "Grow11g T he Cluch for Glo b al C hange (Acts 1 : 8 nom 1 : 8 1 Thas. 1 8) GREATER FRIENDSHIP M.B.CHURCH 3325 E. St. Sunday School -9:45 a m Morning Worshi p -11 a .m. Evening Worship -5 p m Prayer Meeting Tuesday -7 : 30 p m V i s it ors Are Welcome ------------------Jesus Is Love! Jesus Is Liberty! I am tfic rcsurrcc hon and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. /\nd whoever liveth and believeth in m e s hall never die. john-11:25 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY BAPnST CHURCH 14801 N 15th Street Lutz, FL 33549 P .O. Box 273757 Tampa FL 33688 REV. DELORES JAMES CAIN, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship Services 7:45A. M & 11 A.M. Sunday School-10 A.M. Mid-Week Worship Tuesday-7:00P.M. New Testament M. B.. Church Of TboncJtagssa, Inc. 1 1 530 W a lk e r Rood Thono tosassa, fl 33 9 2 (813) 986-39 7 1 (813) 610 1 252 REV. JOHN D. AIIIIDERSON, JR. Pastor W ee kly Serv ice s Sunday School 9. 30 A M Sun Mom 1ng Worship 11 A M Wed Night Youth Pra y e r Servi ce And Bible Study Thurs. Night. Pra y e r Service And B1ble Study saving Tho Sinnors And Educatmg The Bell8vers t Can Do All Thing s Through Chn s t Who Str e ngthen s Me Phil 4 : 1 3 ST. MATTHEW M. B. CHURCH 3708 Lake Ave Tampa. L 33610 (813) 628-0752 W ebsite: www. stmanh wchurch.org Email: rsims@tampabay.rr.com Break Of Day Worsh1p 745 A M Sunday School 9 :30 a m Mornin g Worship 11 a.m. P r a y e r Service W ed nesday 7 p m Study of the Bible Wed. 7 :30 8 :30 p m Praise & Worship Service Wed. 8 :309 p m Chi ldr en & Youth Bible Study Wednesday 7 8 :30 p m Saturday Prayer Service & Bible Study 10 a m Youth Bible Institute 1 2 -4 p m Teen N ig ht REV W D Sl.u-Friday before the 2n d Sunda y 7 -11 p m .. .,, Pastor College Hill Church Of God In Christ 6414 North 30tll Str8et 813-239-3161 People or 1-aith CommrNed /o Spmlual Growth And Shanng God's Love Worship Opportunities SUNUAY Sunday School 9 .30 1\. M Mornmg Worsh1p 11oo AM YPWW 6 :00P. M Evoning Worship 7 :00P. M TUI:SDAY & rRJDAY evening Service 7 :00P. M liiUlU lmEl iiSSIOIIIIY IIPTIST ca 121li.JII.-It.T--.R.33&11 (mJ!29 -1S90 Slnlal Scbttl t.15 lll'linl Wlrship, __ ___ 111.11. PrQer knin, TuesiDJ, ______ IJII.m. JllanaiiMI bllf. TUallaJ 8:31 IJD. 111111 Slu-.. TIISdiJ _..:._ ___ 7 11.m. I hi II MTMIII ClltsiWiictl Ill.., 111111 ... _-< s::: )> ::0 ("') I r 0 :::c 0 l> en m z ...... z m r I m c r r z "'0 c m r en I m 0 m < m :::c -< ...... c m en 0 l> z 0 :::c 0 G) m (11 I 'OJ


God Does What He wants, For Who He wants! H ow does it m a k e yo u feel w h e n a p e r so n yo u d o n t think d eserves a seco nd c h a n ce ge t s o n e? Hav e yo u e v e r f ound yours elf a ngry with God because H e did so m e thing you did not a g r e e with ? Thi s i s th e portion o f J o n a h 's lif e as r e cord e d in Jonah 3:10-4:5 w e will ex a min e a nd l ea rn fr o m thi s w ee k As yo u r e call God told J o n a h to go down to Nine v eh and proclaim again s t it. But Jona h d e cided to not go wh e n th e first c all c a me. turne d fr o m th e ir evi l wa y s a nd God r e p e nt e d fr o m t h e evi l tha t H e said H e wo uld d o t o th e m (vs. 3:10). H ea rin g the pre ach e d word will or should ca u se a p e r so n t o c h a n g e fr o m th eir e vil ways Go d will s e e the wo rk o f th ose who a r e m a kin g an e ff ort t o c h a n g e th e ir ways H o w eve r h e did go th e sec C o nd tim e h e w as calle d H e VVhen y ou change your ways God will c h a nge Hi s mind It i s in your b es t int e r e s t to r espond po s iti ve l y to the word o f G o d Y o u ca n b e h ea d e d in the p ath that l ea d s t o d estruc tion ; but if yo u lis t e n t o th e word th a t p a th ca n c h a n ge a: LL. c z < c CJ) w ::J 1-> a: w > W c w :I: CJ) ::::i m ::J D.. z ti ...J ...J ::J m I ...J w z i= z w CJ) < c a: 0 ...J LL. went a n d did exac tl y w h a t God said t o d o a nd said w h a t God said to say. As a r es ult o f th e prea ch e d w ord the p eo pl e Go d was forg i ving, alth o u g h H e was the o n e t o w h o m th e wr o n g was d o ne. But the preac h e r go t m a d. "But it displeased Jonah First John Missionary Baptist Church 3 ll2 F. 7th :he. Tampa I n v i tes C hurch F amil y And Fri e nds In C hri s t To Ce l e brat e And Partici Installation Service For Pastor Gregory T. Hill Sunday, March 14, 2010 ** 4 P.M. Pastor Alfonzo Broughton Worship Center Will Be R endering S ervice Everyone I s Invit e d ST. JOHN CATHEDRAL 3401 E. 25th Avemue,Tampa, FL (Comer Of341h S t & 25th Phone: (813} 248-3737 Or (81 3 ) 24.8-3651 Fax: 242.0076 Careine: 248-HEL P llslllpEddllll lfntlr. Pastor WEEILY WORSHIP SCHEDULE 8:00 A. M Spiritual Enmment 9:45AM. Smday Sctml 1 Oriertation 10:45 Worstip servee (Youth Ctuch 200 AM 3rd Smdays) 12:00 NQallntercessory Prayer w8tE StOOy ....... P. M Free Tutorial 6 :45 P M MJit & Y madt a ,.i1w tu !!,I'll\\' to gu unr .Jonah's !wad tu prmide shadt to case his discomfort (\'S, 6). Rcnwm hc r th a t .lt) n a h i s h a ing iss uts with I k is a b o ut w hat Co d i s d oing for till' Nincvi te s hut ye t h e i s s till bting bkss t d b y God. W hil e mad a t God God is s till a bl e t o l oo k b eyo n d you r fault s a nd s till p rov i de what yo u n ee d Th e lesso n co n t inued f o r J o n a h during th e night b e ca u se b y d aw n th e Lord p r o vid ed a wo rm th a t whi c h a t e th e v in e (vs. 7). Go d i s t a k in g thi s away f o r t h e purpose o f t eaching J o n a h a J esso n H e i s n o t t ry in g to puni s h him, but o nl y try in g t o ge t him t o r ecog nize Hi s p o w e r a nd omnipo t e n ce. A s a r es ult o f t h e v in e dyi ng, th e w i nd bl o wing, a n d th e blaz in g s un J o n a h g r ew fain t (vs 8). I w o nd e r w h at h a p pe n e d t o th e s h e lt e r h e mad e f o r him se lf. N o neth e less J o n a h aga in go t a n g ry. T hi s tim e h e i s a n g r y b eca u se a v in e h as with e r e d away Thi s too w as a pa r t o f t h e m as t e r 's p la n. So m e tim es Go d will let stu ff b e ta k e n a w ay f r o m yo u to s h o w y o u h o w yo u w o uld r es p ond in the midst o f a c ri s i s or uncomfortabl e s ituation But Go d s h o w s J o n a h that h e w as more c ompass i o n a t e about a vine tha n h e w as p e opl e. As the church we mus t make sure that we show more c a re for peopl e more than we do things. Th e church must alway s want t o see humanity s trive and work to have a healthy rela tionship with God -.. ._ .. ...... 38:16 N.. 2IIIJt Q. T .... tttJJ z.e.tal \I1Sit OUf Y.ttbalte 1C YMW. ftlCch..olg or t:mau ua 1 1


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5 Local NI------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------N .,... z: u a: <( :E Dr. Shirlev Harvev Closes 36-Year Career In Education c ff Dr. Shirley Harvey closed the door o n a 36-y ea r ca reer in e ducati o n wh e n s h e r e tired r ece nt l y as Princip a l of Gal) Adult Educat ion C e nt er. (Photos by Sylvester Harris) c a: u.. c z <( c CJ) w Quincenia Bell Supervisor ;::) of Teacher Recruitment for Hillsborough County, gave a a: bouquet of flowers to her W best friend, Dr. Harvey. > w c w l: CJ) ::::i m ;::) D.. z i= w ..J ..J ;::) m ...:. w z i= z w CJ) a: 0 ..J LL. Dr. Harvey passed the baton at Gary to Dr. Simon Earle. School Board member, Doretha Edgecomb presented a clock plaque to Dr. Harvey. Ruther Henry is Dr. Harvey's secretary at Gary. Robles Elementarv Water Drive Roble s E l e m e nt a ry PTA t e Hned with B& D Groce r y t o condu c t a water driw for H aiti. Volunteers collec ted \ va ter o ut s id e the groce ry s t o r e o n E. Hill s borou g h Ave. and wa t e r ca n be dropped off a t Robl es E l e m e nt a r y Sc h ool. 4405 E. Slig h Ave. o r Sonny's Bar-B-Qu e 2401 E. Busch Blvd. (Photos by James McAllister) Head Custodian, Willie Coleman, Principal Bonnie McDaniel, Natasha Artis, Assistant Principal and Donald Link with cases of water collected at the school. Fannie Peeler, Anthony Burnett, Kim Burnett and Zaikira Chapman collecting water for the Haitian drive. Young people and adults with signs outside the store: James Artis, Gabriel Artis, Prince Chapman, Lance Wright and Luke Wright. In the rear, Antoinette Cesala, Natasha Artis, Nicole Chapman and Bonita Right. 3602 7th Avenue *Tampa, Fl 241-2301 or 247-3719 I Keys Made. latex Flat White Painl ............ $5.99 gal'. Oil Outside White Painl ......... $14.90 gal Flc>ller Pan .................. ..... ea. 3" Brushes .. ea. LIMIT 2 WITH AD ONLY!!


Communitv Meeting In Carrollwood R e s id ents in a Carr o llwood community gathe r e d recently a t the home o f Robert and Lynn Marks t o discuss the tragi c e arthquake in H a iti The discussi o n included wha t they w ould d o t o assi s t the r elie f e ffort (Photos by Julia Jackson) Robert and Lynn Marks hosted the meeting in their Carrollwood home. Taylor Runez attended the meeting. James Thompson attended meeti!lg Linda Russell co-chaired the meeting to gather supplies for earthquake victims. Talsa Stewart attended the meeting. 3608 N. 15111 lCeraer lllelleJ For All Your Seafood Delights, Call In Your Order To Avoid The Wait! Belmont Heights Estates Keeps Busv Belmont E s t a tes Social Sen ices D e partment was c ry b u s y o \ e r the h oli d a y s providing families with h olida y dinne r s, t o y s, pampering and h o l iday community e \ e nt s. vouth a t B e lm ont H e i g ht s E s t a tes ( BHE) participa ted in a colorin g contest and 10-vearo ld Anteria James wa s the e xcit e d winne r,"' s ays Alicia Banks, Social Services Coordinator. we w e r e extreme l y proud \ v h e n Anteria procl a im e d tha t s h e Anteria James, winner of the coloring contest, with Alicia Banks, Belmont Heights Estates Social Services Coordinator was gi in g her priZ l', a food bask e t t o a n t e t h family ... says 1\ls. Banks 1\ls Janette Haney, Anteria's m othe r said s h e t ried t o teach her childre n the importance of gi\'ing back and tha t there are families tha t arc less fortunate than theirs. Ms. Banks th e Socia l Services Dept. coordinated se, eral ennts for the resi d ents. O n e e v ent. "Sack s Of Jov" was a collabor atio n b e tween BHE and (") ::I: l\ll' t ro p o lit n n Ministries. Tlw Social Scnices D e pt. n ls o wl-I\) labornll'd with the Tampa I\) P o lirc Dept. nntl Shckin 1h o H ar\'est Brl'akthrn u g h o C'hurrh in n n "AdoptA .. al'li\'it:. Thl' Ri\'(r of T ampa C'hurrh a lso adopt e d communit:. and provide d a To:. G i veaway. T o learn m o r e abo ut act i v i ties a t 13elmont Heights Estatcs, contac t Ms. Bunks at (81:3) 24R-s8oo Kneeling in front, Officer Vivian and resident Jazaria and Asharia. Standing, Officer Orlando Gudes, Sgt. Mike Kitts, Officer Perez, residents Wayne and Latecia and Officer Hartnett. 2111 w. Main Street 813-253-2602 "boost mobile Phone Bill Payments Accepted Herel PORK PIG FEET CHOPS END CUT FRESH TURKEY WINGS BUY5LBS. GET 5 LBS. FREE $7.99 FRESH NECK BONES BUYSLBS GETS LBS FREE $ BUV5LBS. GET 5 LBS. FREE S5.99 BREAD LOAF


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But it's wise to see a n ophthalmologist if yo u e xp e rience a n y of the following symptoms or problems: bulging of the eyes; change in iri s co l or; crossed eyes; dark spot in the center of your field of vision; difficulty focusing on near or distant objects; dry eyes with itching or burning; episodes of cloudy vision; eye pain; floaters or flashes; growing bump on the eyelid; halos (colored circles around lights) or glare; hazy or blurred vision; inability to close eyelid; los s of p eripheral vision; redness of or around the eye; spots in your field of vision; sudden loss of vision; trouble adjusting to dark rooms; unusual sensitivity to light or glare; veil obstructing vision; or wavy or crooked appearance to straight lines. Men And Digestive Issues D id \'lHI know that di art> mon' pre\'alent in 111en than in w o111cn? Here are four tin' that are com-1110 n in men and s uggestions for relief. Acid R eflux. The resul t of s tomach acid flowing up int o the esophagus, can cause burning pa in under th e breast bone, a sour taste in the mouth and sometim es regurgitation. The discomfort i s worse after h eavy meals, ingesting caffeinated drinks and alcoh o l and if you lie down too soon after eating. To h e lp prevent the pain of acid reflux steer clear of g reasy and spi cy foods, c hocol a t e, caffeine and alco hol. Also, be sure to eat dinner two hours or more before bedtime. Ulcers a r e painful, open sores that form on the stomach or duodenum (the uppe r part of the small intestine). For unknown reasons, ulce r s occur more frequently in men. In the past, ulcers were incorrectly thought to be from stress. But we now know that ulcers are caused by a certain type of bacteria, as well as overuse of pain relievers like aspirin and ibuprofen. Constipation. 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Local Nl--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------N ,.... (.) a: < Diantond Dust BY NY' ASIA TAYLOR February l;:i. at Mt. Pleasant S. B. :\Iiddle Sehoul. Parents. if you did not attend the parentteacher conference. pleast' call the school to schedull' a conference with your child's teachers. Mt. Pleasant's annual 0 Black History Month pro-The 6th graders went to Classroom this week. Students learned about the em;ronmcnt and the different types of animals that share the Tampa Bay area with us. The 6th graders go to Nature's Classroom as part of Science. Ms. Ravenel, Science teacher, stated the students enjoyed learning about survival skills and watching our creeping, crawling, and four-legged neighbors. a: gram was held on Thursday, LL February 18. The audience was entertained \\;th songs, skits, and stories of Black History. The Diamonds really shined with their historical essays about Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Shirley Chisholm. One of the highlights was Christopher Johnson telling the life story of Frederick Douglass in Spanis h W e appreciate eve ryon e's effo rts to support our eve nt. The Parent Teach e r Conference for the third nine-weeks was h eld on Parents and students of Mt. Pleasant S. B. r-.liddle School, the intramurals application has to be completed before participation in any sport. Students, make sure you have your physical if you want to play! Tryouts for Girls Volleyball and Boys Flag Football will be happening soon. Mt. PleasantS. B. Middle School is curre ntl y accepting enrollment applications for 6th 7th and 8th grad es Please call the school at 253-0053 for more information or visit our web site, www.mpmiddleschool.net. to download an application form. We are a traditional public school. Tuition is free! Go Diamonds! Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter 97-351 Laws of Florida (1997), as amended; Date: Place: Chapter 163 Part II Florida Statutes; that the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission intends to consider text and map amendments to the Future of Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Hillsborough County for the purpose of making a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners at a public hearing. The text and map amendments will affect land located in the generalized map to the left and as described herein The Planning Commission may consider alternative proposals which may affect all or parts of the land identified. Monday, March 22,2010 Time: 5:30p.m. Fredrick B. Kart County Center, 18th Floor 601 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Downtown Tampa All merrbers of the public and interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing and be heard as to any and all matters pertinent to the adoption of the amendments to the Future of Hillsborough Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Hillsborough County. Comments may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if submitted on or before the hearing date. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Planning Commission with respect to any matter considered at the forthcoming public hearing, they are hereby advised that they will need a verbatim record of the proceedings. The record includes the testimony and evidence upon which such an appeal is to be based. CPA 10-15 Future Land Use Map change lnterstate-4 Green Tech Corrid9r (Related to CPA 10-14)-Proposed map amendment to esta:llish an "Economic ment 01 in a area the 1-4 corridor. CPA 10-14 Future land Use Text change. lnterstate-4 Green Tech Corridor (Related to CPA 10-15) -Prq>osed text amendment to esti>lish a land use overlay entited "Eoonomic Deveqlment Oierlay" that wit encille nt of selected areas in the 1-4 corridor for industries. The proposed amendments to the Cofr4>rehensive Pfan may be inspected by the public one week in advance in the office of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. 18th Floor, Tampa, Florida, 33602, between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 5:00 p m., Monday-Thursday, except holidays or online at www.theplanningcommission.org. For information, call Robert B. Hunter, FAICP, Executive Director, (813) 272-5940. All meeting facilities are accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any additional necessary accommodations will be provided with notice given at least two working days prior fD the meeting. Please contact Tony LaColla, Public Participation Coordinator, at (813) 272-594() for more information lletch 2D10 andlletch 14 2D10 NAACP Election Of Branch OHicers Planned DR. CAROLYN COLLINS Members of the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP will elect their offi cers for the upcoming year in November. Anyone who plans to seek office must be a member in good standing by April I, 2010. Members in good standing are described as being a bona fide member. Three general meetings will be held for the purpose of electing officers and atlarge members of the executive committee. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, September 16th, at 7p.m. The second general me e ting will be held on Thursday, October 21st, at 7 p.m. The final meeting will be held in November and the election of Branch Officers and at-large members of the Exccuti\'e ommittce will !"Ike pltce For additi o n a l inform a ti o n contact the Hills borou g h Branch of the NAA C P n t (Ht 3) :.!:J .. Dr. Cnrolyn Collins i s the curre nt pres id ent and Ms. Pnt i s thl' Sec r e tary. llm.t' l'om Fmum On ZtJo ToltJamt Ch il Citation On S aturday, March 13th a t 9 a.m., the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP will host a community forum on Zero Tolerance and Civil Citation. The meeting will b e held in the Oak Park EJementary School Cafeteria, 2716 N. 46th Street. Oak Park Elementary School is locat ed in the Highland Pines community. The forum is designed to provide information to parents, students, and the com munity on these two issues. A second meeting pertaining to the same subject will take place on Saturday, March 2oth, at 10 a.m., at Greater new Hope Anointed Ministries, '709 N. Park Road, in Plant City. For additional information contact Ms. Sonja Jordan at the NAACP Office, at (813) 234-8683. ATTENTION EAST TAMPA PARENTS Applications Are Now Available FOR ONE-YEAR FREE RECREATION CARDS For Children and their Parents To Attend Cyrus Greene Center Fair Oaks Center Jackson Heights YET Center. FREE RECREATION CARDS WILL BE ISSUED To The First 100 Parents Who Apply. You Must Apply at. One of the Recreation Centers On or Before March 19, 2010 Between the Hours of 2:00 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. Sponsored By East Tampa Business and Civic Association, Inc. To Support Our "Anti-Bullying, Anti-Gang Project" Telephone (813) 248-3977. This project is made possible by the Hillsborough County Department of Children's Services. J # J


olk County e Baby Shower Held On Saturday, February 20, 2010, the Temple Crest C lubh o u se served as the h ost si t e f o r a baby s hower for Khalilia Johnson. The room was beautifully d eco rat ed in shades of baby blu e and brown The shower was coor dinated by her sis t e r Alicia 'Lisa' McKinney. Khalilia's mother Chola Little, and so m e of h er clo se friends served as hos te sses for the afternoon of fun and food. Th e winne r of each game receive d a beautiful door prize. On th e m e nu was an array of ta s t y di s hes and a table filled with delicious, ca lorie-l oaded sweet tr ea ts! Some of the friends and family who a tt e nded were: Adrina Allen, Karen Brown, Meiko CrewsShaw, Nina SimmonsDuncan, Patricia Smith, Yvette Jordan, Tonette Christianson, Lillie Williams, Ronida Durant, Ashley Smith, Pat Bunkley, Khalilia's moth er-in-law, Roz Johnson and friends of Khaliliah: Deidra, Lamesha, Cicely, Veronica and Tenae. Khalilia received numerou s b eah tiful baby gifts. Polk Curator Serves As Guest Critic On Friday, March 19th the Polk Museum of Art will host an informal art critique for emerging artists known as View and Review. This event will be led by Adam Justice, Polk Museum of Art s Curator of Art. Justice. will offer participating artists feedback about their work. The event begins at 6 p m. Artists who wish to have their work critiqued by Justice must pre register The event is open to all lovers of art. View and Review is one of Polk of Art's progt;aipS ,t}le I goal of which is to bring local artists and art lovers together to discuss art. Forfurther information and/ or, to pre-' register your art, call (863) 688-5423 on or before March 16,2010. 50th Class Reunion Being Planned Members of the Union Academy High School Class of 1960 will hold its next month ly meeting at the Carver Recreation Center in Bartow, Florida on Saturday, March 13, 2010. The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. All class members are expected to attend. The class reunion is scheduled to be held July 9 -li, 2010. If you have any questions, please contact Shirley Robinson at (863) 285-8343 or Herbert Happy Birthday! Shaw-Nuf Talk ext e nd s 'Happy Birthday' wishes t o yo ung Lak eland ge ntleman Brandon Payne who will ce l ebrate hi s n a t a l d ay o n March 16th and t o young Tampa gentleman, Derek Landers w h o will ce l ebra t e his natal day on March 18th. B e l ated birthday "rish es are extended t o Polk County attorney, Larry D. Hardaway, who ce l ebra t e d his natal day on Mar c h 7 th ; Belinda McDonald, First L ady of New Life Churc h of God by Faith in Ft. Myers Florida who cel eb r a t ed anoth e r n a t a l year on Marc h 8 th a nd to Patricia Smith of Tampa, who ce lebrat e d a noth e r natal yea r o n March 4th. May th e Lord bl ess you with m a ny, man y more birth days! Condolences Extended Shaw-Nuf Talk extends condolences to Daniel Evans, Adell Edwards, Gary Wilson and the f a mily members and friends of the late Mrs. Jackie Evans. Mrs. Evans passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2010. Arrangements were entru s ted to Ch arles Lewis Funeral Home in Winte r Haven Florida. The Homegoing C elebration was h e ld at St. Paul Holiness Church on Saturday, March 6th Look to the hills from whence cometh your help .... your help cometh from the Lord The prayer of Shaw-Nuf is that each of you will seek the Lord for your comfort and strength, during this your time of bereavement. Shaw-NufShout-Out This week's Shaw-Nuf Shout-out goes out to the students and staff of Berkley Accelerated Middle School a.k.a BAMS in Auburndale, Florida. Recently BAMS was featured on FOX-13's Cool Schools. c()ngratula-tions, everyone! Prayer Request Let us remember to pray for mankind all over the world. Especially for families who experienced loss as a result of the recent earthquakes in Haiti and/or Chile. Talk to Shaw-Nuf Shaw-Nuf Talk wants to hear from you. Share your exciting news and/or photos of your celebrations, special events, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, family reunions, church or community events, etc., with the readership of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin and ShawNuj Talk by sending an email to: shawnuftalk@yahoo.com or calling (863) Church 01 God Bv Faith Hosts National Conterence The Church o f God b y Faith Nation a l Confere n ce was h e ld a t the H ya tt R ege n cy-Pcac htre in Atlanta, Georgia. Members of churc h es from Polk Coun ty a nd all over th e U nit ed S tat es a tt e nd ed four d ays of training workshops, planning m eeti n gs a nd fellowship se rvices. The Church 's Hi s torical Mini s t ry h e ld it s first m ee tin g during th e confe r e n e This mini stry ha s b ee n tas k e d with r eco rding th e hi s tory o f th e church from b eg inning until prese nt d ay. (Photos by Shaw-Nuf) Courtney Phillips, Lakeland COGBF member, shared her fashion creativity at the COGBF National Conference. Superintendent Herbert Green facilitated the COGBF's first National Historical Ministry meeting. Minister and Mrs. Leo Parker enjoyed the conference fellowship. This little beauty, Christian Elise Willingham, attended her firs' t COGBF Conference. Gainesville. Florida. uve an.awes0me 'DdfOI'IIUIIlce : ..... N N 0 ..... 0


0 c; Nabona N .,... :I: u a: <( :E Woman Sentenced To lite In Prison For sening Stripper On Fire ft ,.....-----.,.,..... Prosec ut o rs b elie Y e Odom, who w as r e ject e d as a danc e r f o r th e club bec a m e e nraged at Busby a nd douse d her w ith gaso lin e from a soda bottl e b e for e setting h e r o n fire at 'Babes And Bee r." RIANNE THERIAULTODOM A 28yea rold California wom a n will s p e nd the r es t of h e r lif e in jail for a tt e mptin g to kill Roberta Busby by setting h er o n fire. Busby submitt e d a l e tter to b e r e ad to her attack e r in court say in g Rianne TheriaultOdom, a mothe r of four, c was se nten ced Friday for th e a: 2009 attack on Busby, a LL stripper at that time. c "Now you re going t o feel th e sam e h ea rt ac h e tha t I f elt whe n I cou ldn "t hu g kiss o r p lay with m y kids or eve n talk t o my kids. I g u ess !"II n eve r kno w what was going thro u g h y our mind that ni ght, but o n e day you'll have to an s wer to God and th a t 's mor e justic e th a n any prison can do to you Busby has burns on 40% of h e r bod y and had to have more than two dozen s kin grafts. z <-----------------------------------------c en w ::J ..... > a: w > w c w J: en ::; m ::J D.. z i= w ...J ...J ::J m ...:. w z i= z w en < c a: 0 ...J LL m I CD ,.. Couple Robs Jewelrv Store, Leave Behind Son JOHN BENSON And SHEAKIA STUBBS ... And Son Philadelphia police have two parents in custody after they say the couple robbed a store in the pre.sence of their son before acciden tally leaving him behind. 47-yecrr-old John Benson arid 31-year-old Sheakia Stubbs were arrested Monday for robbing the Platinum Ice and Jewelry Store. The couple and their 4-year-old son entered the store and asked to look at women 's rings. The boy 's mother then cre ated a distraction while the father reached behind the counter and grabbed a tray of rings worth over $so,ooo. When employees noticed what the man was doing, the woman ran off leaving the child and his father behind. The man argued with the owner of the store before slashing his face and neck with a blade. He then ran off as well, leaving the 4-year old with the store employ ees. The couple was arrested later at a local m otel. The child has been put in custody of the Department of Humane Service. CRIME IS DOWN!! ExcePt For HoOle Invasions "We WiU Design A System To Fit Your Budger--Protect Your Fam & Loved Ones Burglar Alann Camera Systems Burglar Bars Fire I Carbon Dioxide Challenged Credit OK! Free Security Analysis -listen To WWAB 1330 AM Lakeland, Plant City, Brandon Every Saturday 12:30 P M -1:00 P M Ills 11131 187-&652 Pllk 11&31 651-6712 White Man Poses As Black Doctor, Visits Patients PATRICK LYNCH A whit e man was arres t e d in New J e rsey after polic e say h e imp e rso n a t e d a local B la ck doctor, v 1 s 1t1ng patients a t th e ir hom es a nd writing prescript ions. Police b elieve 54-year-old Patrick Lynch has pret e nd e d to be Dr. Andrew Nelson since July when th e doctor l eft Visiting Doctors of New Jersey, the company Lynch owns. Lynch, who is not a doctor at all, made house calls to patients and prescribed medicine for the company that provides care primarily for the elderly. Investigators say they met a number of patients who were bamboozled for months into believing they were being treated by Dr. Nelson. AIGSenles Lawsuit for $1.1 Million Two subsidiaries of American International Group Inc. have agreed to pay $7.1 million to settle discrimination allegations of charging higher fees to African American borrowers. According to the statement released by the Justice Department on Thursday (March 3), 2,500 African American borrowers of subprime loans will receive a total of $6.1 million after being charged higher broker fees. Those unfamiliar with a subprime loan, it is the loan that is extended to borrowers who's credit rating is considered to be below standards or "poor." Thomas E. Perez, the assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said, the action "is a warning shot" to lenders who fail to monitor brokers conduct. Former Inmate On Death Row Awarded $525,000 For Wrongful Conviction A former inmate on death r ow who s p ent 1 9 years behind bars for a c rime h e did n o t commit has been awarded an additional $5::!5,000 for hi s troubl es Leroy Orange was b e hind bars for th e murde r of four p eople including his girlfrie nd a nd h e r son. a crime h e says h e fals e l y admitted to doing aft e r b eing s hock e d beat e n and t ortured by for m e r C hicago Police Commande r John Burge for a conf ess ion H e was r e l e a se d in 2003 after Governor George Ryan dee med the city's death penalty brok e n, se t ting the wrongfully convict ed man free. He will r eceive th e additional $525,000 on top of the $s.smillion that will be awarded to him in five installments until 2014. As previously reported, two other Chicago m e n were LEROY ORANGE free d in .July after b eing t o r ture d int o false conf ess i o n s by John Burge. Ronald Kitchen and Marvin Reeves w e re se t free aft e r Kitchen was s e n t e n ced to death and Reeves, five lif e terms for the deaths of five p eople. Burge is set to sta nd trial for torturing at least 200 suspects from 1972 to 1991. Former Birmingham Mavor Gets 15 Years For Briberv TUSCALOOSA, A_la. Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison for taking clothes, Rolex watches, loan payments and cash worth more than $240,000 as bribes in return for lucrative bond work. U.S. District Judge Scott Coogler imposed the sentence on Langford, 63, who told the court, "I am sorry all this has occurred." The sentence was about nine years shorter than tbe minimum term sought by prosecutors. Asked outside court whether he was pleased, Langford sneered at a reporter. "Are you?" said Langford, who claims he did nothing wrong. Langford and his wife have blamed his conviction on vindictive prosecutors, inattentive jurors and racism. Langford is black; most of the jurors were white. MAYOR LARRY LANGFORD Defense lawyers already are working on an appeal. Langford, a dapper politi' cal figure, was convicted in October of taking cash, loans and gifts including expen sive clothes and jewelry while he was president of the Jefferson County Commission. In exchange, prosecutors said, he steered county bond work to an investment banker who paid the bribes. .. '""''"'' Follow Us On iwiuer.corni FLSENTINELB


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The value that you place on money or your finances will be shown or made evitable by how you respect or deal with it. Note you are not to love money; for the love of money is the root of all evil. But you should respect and value money You should know how to adequately govern and manage money. In the Positioned To Win Per sonally" artic le I challenged you to develop yourself Developing yourself in a specif i c area em powers you to succeed in that area .. If, you apply the knowledge you have gained. From the responses I have re ceived many of you would like to develop yourselves f i nan c i ally. 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Young SOLICITATION NUMBER : FY2009-RFP-18 The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) is soliciting a performance based, design and build turnkey services to develop implement, and install onsite renewable energy technology that generates electricity from solar wind energy, fuel cells, and biomass at its J.L Young development. PROPOSAL PACKAGE: A complete proposal package may be obtained from the Contracting Department of the Tampa Housing Authority located at 1529 W. Main Street, Tampa, Fl. 33607, 813-253-0551 ext 390, beginning March 9, 201 0 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Time: 2:00 P .M. EST (Prevailing Tampa Florida Time), THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF TAMPA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER By order of Jerome D. 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LEGAL NOTIC NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A s a result o f bemg unable to effectuate cert1f1ed ma1l no t 1ce t o v1olators of the C1ty C ode. not1ce 1 s h e reby g1ven that a Tampa Mun1c1pal Code Enf orcement Hearmg Master has scheduled a publ1c hearrng on MARCH 17, 2010 at 9 :00a.m. to hear the below l1sted cases wh1ch are in violation of the City of Tampa Cod e Inf o rmat ion listed below descrrbes the case number p r operty owner(s). violation address. code sect1on violated and legal description of subject property i n that order. The h e ar ing will be held in C1ty Council Chambers 3rd Floor City Hall 315 E Kennedy Blvd .. Tampa Florrda Affected property owners will be given the opportunity to discuss the alleged violations Should anyone have any questions regarding these cases. please call the Office of the City Clerk at (813) 274-7286 Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Hearing Master with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based CASE # 09-01556 CASE # 09-20681 CASE # 09-22674 YOUNG, CHRISTOPHER KATTELL, RANDI D. CROSSMAN, SCOTT 10413 N HAMNER AVE., 4107 W. FIG ST TAMPA, FL RICHARD TAMPA FL SECTIONS : 19-49 AND 19-50 1911 W. GRAY ST., SECTION : 19 26 TUXEDO TERRACE ROSEDALE NORTH TAMPA, FL LOT 5 BLOCK D LOTS 16 AND 17 AND E 10FT SECTIONS: 19-46, 19-49, 95646 0000 OF LOT 18 BLOCK 2 19-231, AND 19-232 115068 0000 BENJAMIN'S 5TH ADDITION CASE # 09-02981 LOTS 19 AND 20 BLOCK 1 0 ALVAREZ, MARIA E. CASE# 09-21081 181334 0000 2411 N. RIVERSIDE DR., STEVENSON, MATTHEW D. A-C, TAMPA, FL 2304 E. 10TH AVE., CASE # 09-23078 SECTIONS : 19-26 TAMPA, FL GILBERT, JOHN A. AND AND 19-27 SECTIONS : 27-184 GILBERT, BRITTANY M. RIDGEWOOD PARK AND 27-192 4204 S. ANITA BLVD., LOTS 13 AND 14 BLOCK L TURMAN S EAST YBOR TAMPA, FL 183514 0000 LOT 9 BLOCK 3 SECTIONS : 19-26 CASE # 09-12692 189117 0100 ANITA SUBDIVISION LOT 13 BLOCK 1 ITALIANO, ANTHONY S. CASE # 09-21157 130322.0000 2407 S. CHURCH AVE., STEWART, ADAM TAMPA, FL COTON, LUIS CASE # 09-23154 SECTIONS: 19-49 AND 19-50 SAN ORLUDO 2219 E ANNIE ST., TAMPA, FL YARDLEY, LINDA C. E Y2 OF LOT 40 AND LOTS SECTION : 19-27 3124 W. PAUL AVE. / 53 AND 54 RAMONA PARK TAMPA, FL 119947.0000 LOT 6 BLOCK 1 SECTIONS : 19-50, 147314.0000 AND 19-56 CASE # 09-15267 TROPICAL TERRACE UNIT O'BRIEN, KENNETH G. CASE # 09-21424 N0.2 4109W. BAY COURT AVE., BOWDEN, GRACE LOTS 14 AND 15 BLOCK 1 TAMPA, FL 1920 W. GRACE ST., AND N Y2 OF CLOSED SECTION: 19-26 TAMPA, FL ALLEY ABUTTING THEREOF NORMA PARK SUBDIVISION SECTIONS: 19-46, 19-49, AND 134946.0000 LOT 1 0 BLOCK 3 19-50 129406.0000 BENJAMIN'S 2ND ADDITION CASE # 09-23376 CASE # 09-15280 TO WEST TAMPA CHAVEZ, HELEN P. CASALE, ANDREW J. JR. LOTS 11 AND 12 BLOCK 20 3112 W. AGAWAN ST., AND CASALE, GINA M. 178246 0000 TAMPA, FL 3807 W. BARCELONA ST., SECTIONS : 19-49 19-50 TAMPA, FL CASE # 09-21707 ST. ANDREWS PARK SECTIONS: 19-46, 19-47, TRIBUNE, CAROLYN REVISED MAP 19-49, AND 19-50 1911 W. GRACE., TAMPA, FL LOTS 11 AND 12 BLOCK 2 VIRGINIA PARK SECTION: 19-26 AND S % CLOSED ALLEY LOTS 17 AND 18 BLOCK 10 BENJAMIN'S 2ND ADDITION ABUTTING THEREON 123239.0000 TO WEST TAMPA 118253.0000 LOT 19 BLOCK 17 CASE# 09-15320 178201 0000 CASE # 09-23423 CAUM, MICHAEL J. AND KNIGHT, JACQUELINE D. KATHY MORTIMER CASE # 09-21764 2803 W. SHELTON AVE., 3810W. SAN RAFAEL ST ., POTTINGER, ROBERTO TAMPA, FL TAMPA, FL 2509 W. GRACE ST., SECTIONS: 19-46, 19-49 SECTIONS: 19-46, 19-47, TAMPA, FL 19-233 AND 19-234 19-49, 19-50, 19-233, 19-234 SECTION: 19-49 BAYHAVEN AND 19-238 SOUTHLAND ADDITION BAYAMO W 75 FT OF S 30 FT OF LOT LOT 5 LESS E 11FT AND LOT? BLOCK 8 26 AND W 75 FT OF LOT 27 LOT 6 LESS W 1 FT 180926.0000 136719.0000 BLOCK 9 CASE # 09-22568 119355.0000 CASE # 09-23435 BRENNER, RICHARD A. O'BRIEN, KENNETH G. CASE# 09-19091 3109 W. BARCELONA ST., 3106 W. VAN BUREN DR., BEVIS, LAWRENCE R. Ill & TAMPA, FL TAMPA, FL BEVIS, LAWRENCE R. II SECTION: 27-77TABLE 4-1 SECTIONS: 19-49, 19-50 AND 305 S. WESTLAND AVE., C, PALMA CEIA PARK 19-56 TAMPA, FL E% OF LOT 15 LESS N 21.3 TROPICAL PINES SECTION: 19-49 FT AND LOT 16 BLOCK 41 W% OF LOT 199 AND LOT 305 SOUTH WESTLAND A 125983.0000 200 CONDOMINIUM UNIT 3 136686.0000 25% UNDIVIDED SHARE IN CASE # 09-22648 THE COMMON ELEMENTS 184345:5006. WHITELEY, SUSAN P. STAMM CASE # 09-23839 AND WILLIAM, WHITELEY CASE# 09-19812 1910 W. CARMEN ST., & 1h, TRUSTEE PIERSON, KIMBERLY K. TAMPA, FL 4704 W. OKLAHOMA AVE., 4708 W. PAUL AVE., SECTIONS: 19 46, 19-49 LNDTRT TAMPA, FL AND 19-50 SECTION: 19-234 SECTION: 19-50 BENJAMIN'S 5TH ADDITION GANDY GARDENS 1 BAYBRIDGE REVISED LOT 5 AND E % OF LOT 6 W 3 FT OF LOT 2 AND E 64 LOT 4 BLOCK 26 BLOCK 10 FT OF LOT 3 BLOCK 4 132021 0000 181325 0000 131327.0000 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MARCH 17, 2010 CONTINUED CASE # 09-24065 MADONIA, BATISTA Ill AND MADONIA, TAMELA M. 711 W SWANN AVE., TAMPA FL SECTIONS : 19-49 19-50 AND 19-233 JOHNSON S J N SUBDIVISION NO 2 LOTS 8 AND 9 194399.0000 CASE # 09-24066 SULLIVAN, ANTHONY J. 54 ADALIA AVE., TAMPA, FL SECTIONS : 19-47, AND TABLE 27-77 TABLE 4-1 DAVIS ISLANDS PB10 PG 52 TO 57 AND PB 17 PG 5 TO 9 LOT 30 BLOCK 6 194855 0000 CASE # 09-24190 TENGMAN, DAVID T. 3406 S. OMAR AVE., TAMPA, FL SECTIONS : 19-46 AND 19-50 BEL MAR SHORES REVISED REPLAT OF LOT A BLOCK 3 LOT13 123148.0000 CASE# 09-24191 PERAL, MICHELE ANTONIAQ 3408 S. OMAR AVE., TAMPA, FL SECTIONS : 19 -4 6 AND 19-50 BEL MAR SHORES REVISED REPLAT OF LOT A BLOCK 3 LOT14 123149.0000 CASE # 09-24840 WORTH HAROLD E. AND WORTH, HAROLD W. 3001 W. BALLAST POINT BLVD., TAMPA, FL SECTION : 19-56 ASBURY PARK A RE SUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS 12 AND 13 LOT 18 BLOCK 13 & S % CLOSED ALLEY ABUTTING THEREON 134427.0000 CASE # 09-24856 AURORA LOAN SERVICES LLC 5310 S. QUINCEY ST., TAMPA, FL SECTION: 19-50 BALLAST POINT HEIGHTS LOT 3 BLOCK 2 134457.1038 CASE # 09-26501 WARTICOVSKI, JUDITH 8120 N. SEMMES ST., TAMPA, FL SECTIONS: 5-104.3 AND 5-105.1 HENDRY AND KNIGHTS ADDITION TO SULPHUR SPRINGS LOT 174 & E Y2 CLOSED ALLEY ABUTTING THEREON 149695.0000 CASE II 09-26502 MARTINEZ, ANGEL L. 3010 E. 26TH AVE TAMPA Fl SECTIONS : 1 -40 1 3 5-108.4 AND 5-105 1 JACKSON HEIGHTS LOTS 9 AND 10 BLOCK 12 173839 0000 CASE #t 1 Q-00505 GEORGE, ALEX KIRAN AND GEORGE, SAMUEL 2943 W. 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