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0 c; Features N C") 1-(/) ::> (!) ::> <( 0 (/) w ::> 1-0 a: u.. 0 z < 0 (/) w ::> 1-. > a: w > w 0 w en ::J ID Ordeal Continues For Kidnev Transplant Recipient BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter When Ethel Jones was di agnosed with Lupus 12 years ago, the mother of three was concerned about the future of her three chi ldr en and her ability to care for them. Jones bas managed to keep her children with her, a l though she had a kidney tran s plant in 2004, and in 2009 was undergoing dialysis stim es a week at home. On July 13th Jones h a d a second kidney transplant and on the 19th had three different surgerie performed. "Afte r th s urgical pr c -dures, a lump wa di ov r d on m y breast, and rm awaiting t t r e ult s t o d t rmine if it will hav e to be removed. I a l o have to go into the ho pital Augu t 19th to have part of my bladder remov ed. It would hav e been so easy for me to just giv up, but m y children keep m e trong and full of will to survive. Right now, I want thi to get going and fini h I can reopen m day care cent er." Jones said G d ha truly been with her thro ugh out thi long ordeal. h also revealed ETHEL JONES th at h r oung t daught r h as b en h o pita1i7..ed twic in the past h o' eeks, uffering from a stre -r lated t omach ail-CL z _, _, ::> ID ..:. w z w en < Q a: 0 _, LL. 221-1800 1487 TID Pllt Plaza @ labl'lllllva. a scoa SL r ,.. , r f , t ' ' I ' ' 1" f Tampa Housing Authority's Update On Fire Victims ings. The Tampa Housing Author ity aid they would like t o expr grati tud e for the outpouring of i tance from th e Ame rican Red Cross, local church community organi zations and individu ho hav all com tog ther in th tim of crisi to make Jif, normal as po ible for the famili ince last week s fire, The American R e d Cross has pro vided vouchers for the affected families, provided each bead of household with a Mastercard o they would be able to pur chase needed personal items for their families, and continue to work with the families to provide additional assistance in term of clothing shoes or other personal needs. All nine families have been relocated to other public housing communities, and two fam ilies were provided Section 8 vouchers because there were no public housing units avail able for their family size. T .H.A bas set up a donation site at the North Bo' u!evard Homes mai:tagement office 1129 West Main Street. Deliv eries will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. untils p .m. If after hours serv ices are required, please call the office at (813) 253-osst, ext. 270 to request assistance ask for Silke Rivera. Also T.H.A. s office of Pro gram and Property Services has assigned case managers to work with the families to deter mine their specific needs and will continue working with them until they are ful)y settled into their new environment. Barbara .Lee-Thomas and Thomas Mazard have been assigned and are working diligently to provide the required assistance. They are coordinating the receipt and distribution of clothing items for the families and may be contacted at (813) 253-o551, ext. uS. Students Particpate In Summer InternshiP Program ing comm unity service proj ects college totLrs and plan ning a comm llnity block party vent. Youth rps teenagers ages 12-15 m t with th ir comtnitweekl to plan the tLpcoming vent. In addition, youth re in lved with recruiting lun rs, talent howcase participants and donations. As active participants and t nagers of the Palm Ri\ler area we hear of and num rou n gative actions that takJ place just around the corn r. But, as Youth rps ipants of the Greater Palm River Point, we are taking on the responsibility of bringing the community together for resoun:es. fun and food," Mikail nm. 13 stated. De'Mia Middleton. 14, said, "'Our ev-ent is designed to help further the development of the community by having everyone on one accord while celebrating the positive 'Unity in the Community' message. Other events planned for the day are a community clean-up that begins at 8 a.m., and the Florida Blood Moblle (blood donations and cholesterol screenings from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Features Readers Share Opinion About Historic Building -i c: m en c )> c: BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week, the Tampa City Council members dis cussed the issue of the demolition of th e Woolworth's Department Store. The building owner wanted permission to tear down building. In Tampa, the downtown Tampa Woolworth's Department Store was where the historical protests were held during the n a tional Civil Rights Movement. Som e reader bared th e ir opin ion when a k d if th d e molition hould b a llow d t o take pia Dr. Samuel Wright a id," Wh tlon 't w d wha t o th r iti ar d in ? Mak it a i i l Rig ht mu eum!" Ms. Joanna Tokley aid, I am happy ity Cou n cil oted to dela y th appr oval of allowing th e d -DR. SAMUEL WRIGHT ve lop r to tear down th e f aca d e of th Woolworth Building until A u gus t 26 th "T h buildin g rv as a r mind r of j u thO\ fan hav not om and an in pirati n to our hildr n t ntinu th fight for -ial ju sti T o many Black m n and \ m n pia d th r li on th lin in nd around that building to ju t allo th m to tear a part of our 1 al ivil Righ t hi -MS. JOANNA TOKLEY tory down without a fight." Ms. Ann Porter aid "T h a t wa a l andma rk it e w h r a l o t of u hopp d downtown \ h r w bough t all of our clo thing. \ had t o buy d wnt \ n b au of e gr gati n. Y t b au s of th .Jim r w law w ouldn't go to a movi th atr on Franklin tr t couldn t it and eat at th lun h counte had th parat at r Blowout Blamed For Deaths 01 Three Familv Members BY DUS B. HOLTO Sentinel City Editor Three m embers of a Tampa famil di early Saturday rooming during a traffi a -cident. Polic e aid the hicl i n bi b they were riding o erturn d aft r a tir blew out. According to th Florid a Hi bwa who investigated the a id nt sFreddie Jame w a drivin th 2 Ford Exp diti n wb n th a id nt curr d at I -75 a t th 224 mil mark r in 1 nton. James wa tra lin in th in id J an wh e n the left rear tire bl w. H wa unabl to control the truck and it b gan t o r t a t before overturning. Tbr f th pa gers, including Ms. Shakia P t 35 who wa riding in th fr nt pa eat, wa thrown from th bi 1 M Peterson who was 9 m nth pr -nant di d a t th H r un m bild died as w e ll. Lt. Chris Miller fth F1 rida High -way Patrol aid poli ar untin g th un-born child a s a fatality as w 11. In addition to th tw adul n childr n w r al o pas ng r in th tru k Tb y hav b n id ntifi d Fredquanda Jarne Dawkins, 11, Jamelda awkin 1 5; and Jerome Dawkins 17 all of whom w e r 1i ted in riou ondition. Martavius Dawkins, 16, r iv d minor injuries. All five of them w r transport d to Manate Memorial Hospital, wh r th y were treated for their injuri The two other pass nger Lakla MS. ANN PORTER fountains and restrooms onl y for whites and we co uld bu y things, but we co uldn t it anywhere. "The o un g people w ho partic ip a t ed in the it-ins r m mb r of the Jr. A P junior and high ho I chapter and e were taught nonviolence b Dr. A. Leon Lowry Bob Saunders and memb rs of the CLC. We wer pat on got lapped around but we could.n t do anything we ere all tau ht that hatever the did had t take iL n to keep the MR. JAMES RANSOM memory of how we bad to fight to get where we are today The sad part about it i s that the schools do not teach the histo ry of what happened right here i n downtown Tampa" James Ransom said, G') c: en -i N 0 .... 0 It is the prerogati v e of the "TT owner to tear i t down, but 5 we ha e an obligation to try and preserve as much his-tory as we can. I woul d en-en m courage the community to z sa that this is a part of the Civil Rights history in m rTampa We absolutely need a, to preserve as much of our ? history as possible. J;; ::1 z "'D c: AUTO ACCIDENT REFERRAL SERVICE aJ c en % m c News Alert The Florida Law StaiBs That You May Be Entitled To $10,000 F Loss Wages And MaEical c.e... Personalized SeMce -Support and Help fnm the to the end Transp01lllion Available Auto Repair -Body Shop Mallcal care Provided Pharmacy-Frae DeUvlry Spedalmg c., Bus. Blcyde, Motorcyde, & Pedeslrian Incidents, Loss Wages, Wlongful Death And More." Call Michelle B. Patty Local: 813-495-37021 Toll Free: 1-866-352-4200 Available 24 Hours A Day /7 Days A Week m < m < -t c: m CD 0 )> z c "TT :B c
0 editorials/Columns FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN (USPS 202-140) 2207 21st Avenue, Tampa Florida 33605 (813) 248-1921 Published Every Tuesday and Friday By FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co., Member of National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To: Florida Sentinel Bulletin, P.O. Box 3363 Tampa, FL 33601 Periodical Postage Paid At Tampa FL C. Blythe Andrews 1901n (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 CLASSIFlED MANAGER Montha Both EdltJona : 187 00-Pet v-Both Edition._ 0p1n1one eclltoriel pegee of IIIIa 01 a.-t WI-tter-a. do nof ... I tartly .-.nact the edltOttel --of The I'IOtlda lenCinallkMalln Ot the Publlalw. Kendrick Meek Anacked CIL----------------------------------------ii: A political advertisement came in the mail. On one ""' side of it was a picture of Kendrick Meek, aDemocratic candidate for U.S. Senate. Below his picture c( were the words "Corruption-tainted Kendrick Meek." And below that headline, which supposedly came from C a state newspaper, were the words "Criminal lnvestif3 gation." This recent example of 'political hitt:ina below the belt' didn't come from the far right. It cam from > a: w > w 0 w l: en :::; m ::: z ffi _, _, ::: m I _, w z w en c( Q a: 0 _, ""' Meeks own political party, from Jeff Green a Democrat who is also running for U.S. Senator from Florida. Under the auspices of political supporte Jeff Greene has gone after Kendrick Meek with ocusations not about what Meek himself has done, but about what Meek's mother bas supposedly done. Time and again, Meek has replied he neither has known nor has given tacit support to anything his mother may have done or may continue to be doing profi onally. Furthermore, he has proven himself to have done no wrong. However, in the sovereign state of poUti especially-if you re Bla a speck can qulcldy become a spot and a spot can mysteriously grow into a mud-puddle. So, unable to get to Meek, m tic ad-versary h gone er M m th r. ybody know we Black folks don t play that. So, what can Jeff G n ct to Florida Black community Dec:-henanigan ? Let be th first to tell him. SOLtJTELY OTBING! Meanwhile candidat "Keep your ey on the prize!" And w will tool Outsourcing Our Economv Two thing s that domi nate our financial news today are the depressed con dition of our economy and the outsourcing of jobs in America When we outsource jobs, we outsource our econ omy. That message s hould be writt e n clearly Ask yourself, how can any eco nomy thrive when the jobs are being shi pped out to other countries? It is both common sense and a fact that a health y economy d e pe n ds upon its people having regular, good paying jobs. Today in America, so much emphasis is being placed on creating jobs and that should be so. The real problem is not enough em phasis is being placed on stopping jobs from exiting this country. It i s a fact that jobs are leaving America by the thou sands. Every time a company relocates its business to another country Americans lose jobs and the economy suffers. What must the govern ment do to limit companies from doing that? Simple! Find ways to make compa-well as Blacks from Maryland Delaware and a few re cruits from Indiana and Jamaica. Commanded by Colonel Charles w. Fribley the am U S. Colored Troops was organized between September 1863 and January 1864. at Camp William P nn near Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Having onl a bort period f training and drill th t11 hipped out to battle with no battlefield drill and little dure for loading rifles and operating their equipment. I -Con equ ntly during th Olu t conflict th th 1 t roo than 300 men. Fribl -d th early in th attl cha among th troo re ting whil m t of th m stayed to fight and di. nfed. ate nies pay for making such mo ves When a company decides to make its products in an other country then we must make them pay to sell those products in this Companies take food off the tables, clothes off the backs and money out of the pockets of Americans when they out source production. They don't care about America so why shouJd we care about them. We should also consider placing limits on the amount of certain products an out Sourcing company can sell in America. Let's be real America, out sourcing is putting some major hurt on our economy. We must protect ourselves. We must fight back! sued b y Confederate soldiers, the famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and the U.S. Colored Troops held and eventually caused the Confederate troops to re treat. Men of the 54m then pulled a t:r3.i.n of wounded Union soldiers for five miles until enough horses were found to pull the train to Jacksonville. Of the 166 Black regiments that fought in the Civil War, the au. ranked third in combat losses. Stephen Swails became the first Black soldier to be com.mis sioned in the 54u. for bravery in combat at Olustee.. evertheless the 8th later fought bravely at Chaffins Farm. Darbytown Road and wa one of th two Black Union regiments to enter the City of Petersburg uginia when the City fell to nion troops. The unit was disbanded in t86s after serving in Texas as part of the troops nt to nvinoe Fr;mce to pull its troo out of xico. Today an annual historical reenactment on the site of th lu Batt! takes pla and an lu tee Battl l i held in Lak "ty
Horoscopes/ 5oaps HOROSCOPES Today' s BirthdayPassion s present th e m se lv es in th e form of e motional impul ses that s tartl e e ven you. Some of your ideas are too weird to act upon but they could provide th e b asis for wildly enter tainin g short s t ories or eve n a plot for that nov e l yo u 've b ee n m e aning to write. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Every effo rt toda y brings po s itiv e r e s ult s e ith e r imm ediate ly, or in the n ea r future. Allow your tal e nt s fre e reign You ge t amazing re s ult s Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Communicat e your insights in prac tic a l l a n g uage. You hav e th e skills to ge t the id e a ac r oss without t e n sion. Smile when y ou speak. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) -You b e n efit from spendin g tim e in seclusion, thinking about what y ou trul y want. You have th e power to make it happe n but yo u ne ed clarity Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Toda y's goal includes cle a r com munication of your heart 's d es ir es Think abo ut it b efo re you spea k I s tha t reall y what yo u want? Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -You ha ve hi g h expec t a tion s about what yo u can accomplish tod ay. Focu s o n the practical side and don' t waver You manage all that and more Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Get ready for the b es t day yo u 've had lately. You know exactly what you want, and find the means to achieve it Remember this taste of ease for l ater. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)Your partner has a n e w fin a ncial plan for your consideration Mull it over carefu lly before you t ake ac t ion. Creative accounting m ay not work Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)If only da ys like thi s came on th e weekend! You and a frie nd co uld h ave s u ch grea t fun. Either t ak the day off or injec t your work with playfulness Aries (March 21-April19)Take a few minutes in the morning to consider what practical re s ults you des i re. Talk with co-wo r kers to ma:
c a: u. c z c( c en w :l .... > a: w > DOMINIQUE Leos Stand Up, Never tav Down 1WIN SUG. BUCK KING J And TRAV w Happy birthday to m and fi) my lil Bru 7/31. J: en ::J CD :l Q. z t; _. _. :l CD _j w z w en c( c a: 0 _. u. I wa nt t o se nd a s p ec i a l s h out out t o m y oth e r h a lf Dominique, a.k.a., Nini. F r om, your other h a lf, Dip. Happy b ir t h day, Big Had. Local Artist Completes 4-Weell Class At librarv B Y IRIS B H OLTO ntin 1 City Edit o r artist and collecto r of historic artifacts During the years, he has been fortunate to find items such as origin copies of the AACP s Crisis Magazine thought to be lost. H e has also continued to cultivate the talents of others who have a desire to become an artist whether it is p rofes ionally or for personal reasons. Moorer said the usual period designated b the library em is one week. H owever he feels fortunate to have been gi en the additional 3 to v;ork with the stu-den students oom-l ted th cl that th Frien of Blac Farme al e. merican Settlements o Get Stand-Alone
-1 East Tampa Weed Familv, Companv Mourn And Seed Thanks loss 01 Valued Emplovee local Ministrv BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Ea t Ta mp a Weed And See d II DACCO Coord i na t o r Kim Miner, aid on beha l f of th e organ ization h e want to thank Th Livin g Truth Mini tri for th ir ge n rou d o n a tion Th mini t ry urpri d u b providin g a Wii In t e r active Gam y t m for our Par nt ight Out A tivity. In a lim a t of bud t uts and limit fundin g t h i mall hur h th a t h l d it rvi in th H i gh land Pin e ommunity Ho u e, i another tru examp l e of the pirit of l ove for the community and it priority and effort to upport it. Miner a id W d and e d would lik t ff r to Pa tor i e im and th e ongr ga tion for th e ir g n e ro ity in th e in t e r e t of th ir m o t pre ciou community a t th childr n. E v ery on e who kn e w Antos M. Jones a t S od exo Corpor a tion o r on th e Ybo r C i ty Campu s of H ill s b o r o u g h Communi ty College, desc rib es him as a g r eat ma n Mr. Jones, 63 was killed in a n accid nt July 25th c o rdin g to th F l orida Highway Patr I Mr. J ne wa th pa e ng r in a vehicl e that was s truck from behind on 1 -75 in Pa co ounty. The impact cau d th v hi l e trllvr. Th a id nt a l o I ft fiv 6 M r J o nes was e m plo ed b the o d exo Cor po r atio n a a utili ty mplo ee at Hill borough mmunity ollege in Ybor i ty H as born in Mi i ippi and r a i ed in Tampa. According to famil m e mbers, Mr. Jones was a n avid Harle y Davidson ...... rider o Sadly, Mr. Jones died b e for e he got a chance to ee on e of hi s tw o gra n d c h i ldr e n b o rn two m o n ths ag o H is wife, Anna, sai d there will be a viewing Au gust 6th with a burial ser vice the next da y at 2 p.m. The location of the service and funeral home have not been announced. Mr. Jones also leaves to mourn his passing a son and daughter. James Brown, M r Jones' direct supervisor, said Mr. Jones was a great guy and will be a huge loss for their com pany an d e eryon e at HCC. r 0 :u 0 )> rn m z z m r m c:: r r m z "'D c:: m c rn :I: m 0 m < m :u < -1 c:: m en 0 )> z 0 :u 0 Want to lower the cost of your electric bill, save energy and take control? Sign up for !nlrgy ........ ...,,..,.,.. free Home Energy Audit lfldetght ........ ........... Our energy analysts are ready to show you how with our free Energy Ptln..-program. Take advantage of lower electr1clty rates available most of the day and save even more by controlling appliances with an advanced thermostat Installed frM by Tampa Electric. You11 also receive a complete Home Energy Audh, eight energysaving light bulbs and recommendation s on how to help maximize savings Sign up a1 t.mplllectrtc.com/energypiMMr or cal 813.223.0100 In Hillsborough County,863 218.0800 In Polk County rx 1.888123 0800 In a1 other counties (select Home Account, then Eneryy SBWtg Programs to reach Energy Msnag6ment S91\1ic8s}. Energy Pllrlnar is designed for single-tamlly homes (multi-family, mobile Wld manufactured homes are ineligible).
Local N Former Academic Adviser At USF Alleging Racial Discrimination BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer Myrtice Landers has worked at the University of South F lorid a for 29 years and was 10 months away from being fully vested for retirement. Two weeks ago, Landers was fired by the school's athletic de partment for committing a sec ondary NCAA violation. According to Landers' attor ney Wil Florin, his client was thrown under the bus" by the school to cover up what really happened regarding the viola tions. Myrtice Landers and her attorney, Wil Florin. "Myrtice had an unblem ished record except for an incident in 2006 where she was written up twice, and from what I've learned, that s hould have never h appened Landers i allegi n g she was racially di criminated against by the school. Florin said it ape pears his client was targeted a: four years ago by Jo-Ann Nester, a supervisor she was z having problems with. < After spending 25 years with no problems at all, suddenly C Nester comes along and writes f3 her up twice. She feels there :::J were racial overtones involved t-in her treatment by Nester." Florin said everything blew up 8 or 9 month s ago when the W NCAA was investigating some C issues involving the women's basketball team. The investiga-(J) ::::; tion is ongoing. MMyrtice is the only African American working in the ad ministrative section of the Ath l etic Director's Office when it comes to non-student employ ees In January 2010, a female basketball player had been r e cruited and offered a scholarship. Myrtice wa s th e academic adviser for the player. In that capacity, Myrtice was told the player needed to be s igned up for her classes and to pick up her books. 8 Flori. n said later, Landers was called and told the money wasn't there to put the player on cholarship this year, and she would have to drop some classes from 15 hours to 12 hours. "When she got that informa tion, she forgot to calJ the player Q. z _, _, :::J m ,.;, w z !i w 0 C ct' o l ..J u.. and tell her to return the books or come up with $326 to cover their cost. !he player came to drop the books off and Myrtice's super visor, Amy Perkins, looked at ali t to check the player off. The play e r'!' nam e wa s n t on the lis t." Florin s aid Perkins con fronted Myrtice about it and that's when she remembered. As a result tite player was suspended for two games on a NCAA violation. "Myrtice was fired for this oversight by Perkins under the director of Athletic Director, Doug Woolard. They threw her under the bus to how the NCAA they were tough. The vio lation simply involved an athlete getting books and she shouldn't have. -rbere were incidents done by white supervisors that shouldn't have been done., and they weren't fired or disciplined. ln my opinion, they sacrificed th only African American in the office to cover themselves for the violations." Florin said the school violated the civil rights law by treating a Bl ck employee different than the whites. Instead of punishing the white employees, and losing a group, they alngled out the lone Black employee to crifice.. Racial di crimination is more ubtle now than it was during the days of Mississippi burning. 11rl case about a double standard. It's more than an i lated incident, b4a her record bould ha been cl ed up from th 2oo6 write ups." Florin said h b ffied a complaint with the Florida Commission on Civil Rights al leging discrimination, as well as tb U. S. Equal Employm nt Opportunity Commi ion. -w have a right to su if this cas isn t olved, said Florin. Myrtice wants to continu her e mploym nt to get the 10 months sh needs to -ti v ted. h e's don e a lot for the university in 29 years, and there are a lot of areas wh -re she can h lp the school other than the athletic d partm nt." Educator Shares Thoughts After Visit To Urban Prep Academv Recently, a Hillsborough County Public School teacher bad the opportunity to visit the Urban Prep Academy in Chicago. Duri ng the visit. he also had a chance to meet with the school s founder. Since his return home., Ross Anderson, teacher at Van Buren Middle School and founder of Men of VISion. Inc., said the trip has inspired him to to do even more. As educators, mentors and community leaders, we cannot lose sight of our goal. We have to do whatever it tak this year to help our studen and succeed. It's not about a school letter grade., but changing the lives of young m and m n in the community." During the visit to Urban Prep cademy Andenon met 11m Kin& the founder. and recent graduate, Marlon Marshall. H a1 said he invites others who want to do more, to share in taking a pledge with him this year. Located in Chicago, illinois, King founded Urban Prep Academy in 2002, as a not-for profit, all-male charter school. Designed as a college-prepara tory facility, the school received its first Charter approval in 2005-It is the first all-male pub lic charter school in the nation. ln 2009, King opened the second campus of the school, and be also plans to open the third campus in the fall of this year. In addition to being the first all-male charter school in the nation. King recently achieved another accomplishment that has drawn national attention. In June., Urban Prep Academy held its graduation ceremony, and all of its 107 graduates have been ccepted to 4-year coJleges or universities. Anderson said, "'We all know Chicago has many issues with their education system. gangs, poverty etc. But, ifUrbanPrep can do it, yes, we can.
On T he Scene Karaoke Night Tu esday nig h t is Karaok e Ni ght" at a l oca l s pot. It's an opportunity for eve 1yon e with t a l ent to show u p and show o ut. Mr. Lou and mooth. wh ling y h r tun Tammy avid and Art 1\)oyins th-rformm. A Night out -1 c:: m (/) c )> c:: C> c:: Du.ring th e weekend, fol ks stop at a local spot for a relaxing eve n m g D ea& Quincy, also known as Q retired keyboard player from K. C. and the Sunshine Band enjoy the entertainm nt. recent) gatherd at e eral individual ut u of concern. ::D c
Pro Basketball Plaver, Tarence Kinsev TO Visit The Bovs & Girls Clubs TARENCE "TK" KINSEY Professional basketball player, Tarence "TK" Kinsey will make appearances at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay to mentor and speak with the youth. He will be visiting the George M. Steinbrenner West Tampa Boys & Girls Club on Wednesday August 4th and the Wilbert Davis Belmont Heights Boys & Girls Club on Monday, Aug u s t 9th. Kinsey has a d esi r e to dedicate his philan thropic efforts to chi ld ren in need. I know that hard work and dedication pays off in the l ong run. I was fortunate enough to hav e p eo ple in my life that advised me of this at a young age and I would like to pass this on to the next generation." Tarence wants to support the Boys & Girls Club because it is a non-profit organization that provide s a safe haven for children to seek guidance and develop character. Kinsey has played basketball since the age of 5 and has turned his childhood pastime into a career. After realizing that his dreams of becoming a professional bas ketball player has come true, he has decided to mentor and educate children on staying away from drugs and alcohol, making good choic es and attending school on a regular basis. licllon To Introduce New Youth Football Division Inspired by American outh Football's newest member, Deion Sanders, mpa's Unity Football Conference will host a preseason football kickoff to introduce the new "Prime Time" Division of American Youth Football. Retired NFL star Sanders will be bringing and coach ing three of his T xas-bas d programs to ldck off the first annual prime Time Kickoff Classic." Teams from Florida that will be participating are from Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Sarasota and Tampa. everal local cbee.rleading squads wi.Il al .so participating. Th event will be held at Hillsborough High School from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the preliminary rounds being played on Friday, August 6th, and the champi -onship rounds being played Saturday, August 7th. Teams will arrive at tb Clarion Hotel on Thursday, August 5th for credential and document checks. Representing Tampa will be the South ast Unity Saints. For mor information regarding thJ event, contact Offlc r Orlando Gud SOutheast Regional Di tor, at (813) 842-0157 U. s. Trims Roster 01 candidates For Worldslo15 The United States is down to just two centers, and one of them better pick it up if he wants to make it to Turkey. USA Basketball trimmed its roster of candidates for the world championships Wednesday to 15, a guardheavy group that features Brook Lopez and Tyson Chandler as its only centers. Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans, O .J. Mayo and Gerald Wallace were cut -and Lopez might have joined them if not for his 7-foot frame on a team that badly needs height. Bucs Mccov, Penn Sign Contracts GERALD MCCOY And DONALD PENN The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced this weekend that the third overall pick in this year's draft, Brian Price. -----------+--Gerald McCoy, has signed The Bucs also announced that quarterback Josh Freeman won' t have to worry about his blind side being protected as left tackle Donald Penn also signed on. Pollee Pralle CIDIICIIDD Between lareDZ8 Wrtgbt d II DID LORENZEN WRIGHT AND CRAIG PETTIES Memphis, T e nnessee police are investigating the possible connection b etween Lorenzen Wright, the former NBA player that was found dead Wednesday, and a suspected drug kingpen. The body of Lorenzen Wrl&ht was discovered with gun-shot wounds behind bushe of a busy street. Police originally thought his wounds were self inflicted, but are now considering the possibility of homicide. According to court documen Wri&ht told th FBI ln 2 o8 that be ld two luxury vehicl to Bobby Cole, man who admitted to hav ing ti to alleged drug kingpin Crai& Petti The documents do not say however if Wright knew about Cole's connection to the drug org nization an accused drug kingpin cbarg d with rack t ring and conpir cy in ix murd Cole Jat r offered to tum over tb vehicl b bought from Wright with drug moo y including a Cadillac Escalade SUV and 2008 M reed Benz 863 Po lie say that the all ged kingpin ; Pettie was Hvfng in M but ordering th killing of rivals and su pect:ed informants in M mphis Police bell he ord red at J ast six hits on tho h thought slighted him. Petti who oould fa th d ath penalty if convicted, ha pJ ad d not guil to harges and h d ni d r qu sts for pri on int r vi ws. a five year, $63 million deal with $35 million guaranteed. McCoy has been mentared by former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and future Hall of Farner, Warren Sapp, and is expected to make an immediate impact on the Buccaneer defense along with second-round pick, Penn's deal is reported to be a six-year, $48 million contract. Penn, a restricted free agent, had been offered a one-year, $3.168 million deal. USF Men's Basketball Tea10 Travels To Brazil The University of South Florida men's basketball team will be representing the United States in an international tournament in Brazil The Bulls will board a plane for Miami on Saturday, then another for an 8-hour flight to Salvador, Brazil. When they arrive. the Bulls will officially be known as Team USA, playing five games avec the next week in the Pan American University Championships. Among the USF players taking tbe trip will be former King High School forward, Toarlyn Fitzpatrick, a 6'8" sophomore. The tourn ament will begin TOARLYN FITZPAntiCK August 8th and conclude August 15th. 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; Rapper T.l. rries Terrance Howard lliCidevs arr es VI Jll s 'l&D: longUme Girlfriend Los anaeles cast Producer Swizz Beall >-"' Rapper T .1. (real name Clifford Harris) and longffi time girlfriend, singer and BET reality star Tameka t-''Tiny" Cottle, tied the knot at a Miami Beach court. They11 repeat their vows in an elaborate ceremony in three cities, a rep for the cou ple said. The couple will wed again Saturday in front of close family and friends (including Tiny's BET costar Antonia ''Toya" Carter ) o n a small private island off the coast of Miami Saturday. Tiny will wear Valentino. They plan on returning to their hometown of Atlanta for a reception S aturday after noon before jetting off to Las Vegas to celebrate with friends into the wee hours. They are returning to At-TINY And T .I. lanta early next week. The tw o have been dating since 20 01. They have two children together; the rapper has three children from previous rela tionships. c a: I.L c z c( Fishburne's Daughter To Release Sex Ta e It's pretty much all in this en classy movie's tagline: "An AList Daughter Makes Her t-XXX Debut." At just 19 years old, this W product of Hollywood has decided that the best way to C jumpstart her acting career isn't to follow in her famous, en Oscar-nominated dad's footsteps, and has instead chosen to make a name for herself I:L through more titillating z ffi ...J ...J m ...J w z w en a: 0 ...J I.L means. Montana Fishburne, the daughter of "Matrix" man Laurence Fishbun1e lAURENC E FISHBURNE is making her debut in Vivid Entertainment's oh-so-clev erly titled "Montana Fish burne," a roughly hourlong DVD that follows her sexual exploits in a car, a hotel room and a public mall. TERRENC E H OWARD BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -"Law & Order: Lo s Angeles" is getting another big-name prosecutor. O scar-nominated Ter-rence H o ward is joining the cast o f t he new NBC drama and will rotate with co-star Alfred M olina as deputy district attorney, series cre ator Dick Wolf said. Howard, an Oscar nomi nee for "Hustle & Flow," also has appeared in the films "Iron Man," "Crash" and "Ray." Michael Jackson Album To Feature 10Newso as MICHAEL J ACKS O N An all-new Michael Jackson collection featuring 10 unreleased songs will be released this November, a rep for the Jackson estate said. At the time of his death Jackson reportedly left hard drives filled with unheard music, much of it recorded during the King of Pop's '8os peak. Jackson's manager Frank DiLe o said that he estimates that Jackson's vaults contain more than 100 completed and unreleased songs, including collabora tions with Akon, Will.i.am andNeYo. .''There are a couple of songs we recorded for the Bad album that we had to cut that are just sensational," DiLeo said. "Every time that [ Jack s on] recorded, he over recorded. He would record anywhere from 20-30 songs f o r each album," T ommy Mottola said last year. Alicia Keys has wed Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean), her rep confirms. The singer, 29, who is preg nant, and the producer, 31, exchanged vows in front of close faniily and friends in a private home on the Mediter ranean Sea. Their friend Dr. Deepak Chopra presided o ver the in timate ceremony. Keys wore an iv o ry silk, georgette-draped Vera Wang goddess gown with jewel detail on the shoulder. She carried a bouquet of purple calla lilies. The groom donned a classic Tom Ford tuxedo. ALICIA KEYS AND SWIZZBEATZ 'Diddv Wants Job On 'Idol' ... II Pav Is Right LOS ANGELES -Sean "Oiddy" Combs wants Simo n C owell's job but only if he gets the same pay. The hip-hop mogul admit ted on Wednesday's episode of "Lopez Tonight" that he be came interested in becoming Cowell's replacement on ':American Idol" after he heard how much the British star made as a judge on the singing competition. "At first when people were asking me if I was interested in the job, I was like, no ... that's not my style but once I heard what Simon makes ... I would love the job," Diddy told host George Lopez. "I've got six kids. If I would get the same check Simon gets ... we would have a ball," Diddy joked. And while Diddy isn't likely short on cash, he could use the extra dough to help keep up his habit of bestowing elaborate gifts on his friends and family. As previously re ported, he gave a Silver Maybach worth more than DIDDY $300,000 along with a check for $10,000 to his son, Justin Dior, at his 16th birthday bash in January this year Diddy remained tight lipped, however; when asked to clarify rumors that he had given Justin Bieber a sports car for his 16th birthday as well. The teen sensation had recently been photographed driving a white Lamborghini in Los Angeles. Peas 'I GoUa Feeling' Hits &M Download Mark The Black Eyed Peas have more proof of the ubiq uity of "I Gotta Feeling." Their #1 hit has become the first song to reach the 6 million mark in digital downloads. The milestone was an nounced Friday and confirmed by Nielsen SoundScan. For the group's leader, will. i.am, the moment is about much more than the song. --THE BlACK EYE D P EAS
Card of Thanks CARD OF THANKS .....f Pres. Obama wants Rangel los Angeles Emplovee To End career With Dignitv Smokes Crack On The Job C) ROY L. ROBINSON The family of Roy L. Robinson extends our heartfelt thanks and love for all acts of kindness during our bereavement. Special thanks to: Rev. Dr. H. L. Daniel and the New Friendship M. B. Church,Rev.Dr.B.Banks and the St. John Progressive M. B. Church family, Pastor Linda Hawkins and Covenant Ministries International and family of Miami, FL, Aikens Funeral Home a job well done has its own rewards, Hospice Ruby Team along with Faye Buckner, RN, and nurse, Ruthie Thornton. To our extended family and friends. we will always remember you in our prayers. Mrs. Fannie Robinson and family. He:trtll<)Jl FuneraJ Home J ohn W Hanno n L F D James Harmon, L.. F D 5002 N 40th S t 626-8600 ow au.inesa Is Senice" 3000 N. 2eth Tampe, fl 33805 18001 110&-33110 181 2A8-e125 flmenllhome oom WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama hopes embattled N e w York Congressman Charlie Rangel ca n end hi s ca reer with dignity. r think Charlie Rangel serv e d a very lon g time and serv e d hi s constituents very well. But these allega tions are very troublin g," President Obama said o n Friday in a n interYie w with CBS New s Harry Smith. H e 's somebody who's a t the e n d o f hi s ca r ee r Eighty years o l d I'm sur that what h r wants i s t o h e abl e t o l'lld h i s career with And my hope is that it happe ns." Pres. Obama comme nt ed Friday just hours afte r a subl'OIIIIllitt ee of th e I louse e thi cs committee r ecomme nd e d that th e Harlem Democrat h e r eprim an cl eel. The re commendation wa s made to the ethics committee b e for e Thursday's public hearing d etailing c harges agains t Rangel. The full committee and the House would have to approve any sanction against Rangel. Asked about the recommendation, Rangel initially told CNN o n F rid ay that it' s "untme." Rangel's attorney, how eve r later said that the embattle d congressman "miss p o k e" and the possibility of a r eprimand was one of a number o f issues addressed in set tl e m e nt discussion s." I'h e full committee has ac c used Rangel o f 1 3 v i o l a ti o n s of llo use rules in vo l v in g a l l eged fina n cia l wrongdoi n g a n d harming the cr dibi lit y of Con g ress Congress Pushes For Bill That Would lessen Penattv For Crack Possession cai n Sin th boom of crack o cain in til mid o' -TI1 I a hav been trong r again t th possession of c racka dmg primaril u d in Black o m munities and coca in e, u ed b middle t o upp r lass whit The l aw. which wa s e n a ted in t986. allow dan individual in possession o f 5 gram of c rack t o r e iv th sam e prison t erm as a person o n victed of trafficki n g soo gram t o ry minimum for firs t t i m e po ion of crack. Politi inns and the mums. During hi presidential ca mpaign. President Obama agreed tha t the sente n c in g was unfair and clai med that Rthe wid gap in sentencing canno t b e j u stified a n d s h ould be TI1e bill didn' t com e without AIKENS FUNERAL HOME Ml'll. Dorothy M. Green, Tampa. Mr. \VIIIIam Montgomery, Tampa. Ml'll. Elaine E. Gabriel, Tampa. Gloria C. Hart, Zephyrhills, FL. hARMON FUNERAL HOME Mr. Abraham Badger, Tmpa. Mr. Enoe l Amain, Tampa. Mrs. Ida Mae Muon, Tampa. JA KSON FUNERAL HOME Mr. Eunice Johnson, 8516 Chlnaberry Drive. M s Effie (Brown) Robinson, 4814 E. 97th Avenue. RA \'WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME Ms. Betty Johnson, Tampa. Mr. Amos Jones, Tampa. A Los Ang e l es City e mpl oyee was caught on ca m e ra s m o king c rack whil e on th e job. The employee was on hi s break wh e n je was observed smoking wha t at fir s t looked lik e a cigarette and upon closer examination they realized it wa s a pipe. When approached, the em-ploye e said that he was s c: CJ) .....f ing a cigarette. When fronte d with the evidence h _w still stood firm on hi s story. 1\) 0 The employee was to take a drug test and the po states that they have a erance policy for drugs and the test is positive, the man be disciplined. 0 Father 01 Sean Bell Outraged At Police Calling sememem 'A Joke' WILLIAM BEll .. Inset SEAN BELL And FIANCEE TI1e fathe r o f Sean Bell la s h e d out at the head p o lice u nion official who uggested hi n brought h is death o n himself and called him dmnk William Bell is outraged that detectives union President Judge Throws Out Sago Pants Summon NEW YORK A Bronx judge ha decided against summo n s i ss ued to a man for wearing saw pants. Julio Martinez, wa. gi n hi s s ummon s for disor d rl y conduc t o n April 20 of las t ar b cn u s hi s pnn ts re d own b low his buttock s, and exposed his underwear Th summons also added that the saggy pants had potential to expose a private part that was not welcomed. Although Judge Ruben Franco did not agree with the citizen s choi of styl e. h did say -rh nstitution still lea o pportunity for peopl to foolish if th y so desire. While most of us m ay cou sid r it di tasteful. and indeed foo lish to wear one' s pants so low a s to
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