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Celebrating 67 Years In The Tampa Bay Area c:c c -a: 0 ....1 LL SEE PAGE 3 VOL. 66 NO. 33 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13,2011 24 PAGES 75 GunBuvBack Takes Over 1,000 Guns on Streets SEE PAGE 2 Third Accident I n A Month On Roundabout SEE PAGE 2 I Familv Needs H e l p To locate Missing Teen SEE PAGE 2 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCil HOSTS ANNUAl AWARDS BRUKFAST O n Friday, December 9th, the Tampa-Hillsborough Co unty Human Rights Council hosted their 38'h Annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast. The even t was held at the DoubleTrce Hotel on Cyp1ess The Council paid tribute to several individuals who courageously traveled by bus and train through the southern states to integate public spaces 50 years ago. The theme for the program this year was "Freedom Riders: Then and Now." Among those attending the breakfast are from left are: Greg Williams, Sonja Jordan, Tanya J W illiams, Yvette Lewis, Eriku L. Harris, Michelle Wulker, and Rev. J. Rice Rollins, II. (Photography by Chow and Scott Keepsakes).


Y'"' FamiiV Asks For Help In ard Roundabout Accident In A ffi Month At Hanna And 40th Street locating Missing Teenager 0 Mrs. Stefeney Black is > asking the community for help in locating her missing en daughter, Tiffany Williams. t-Williams, 16, was last seen the morning of Decem ber 6th, first at a school bus stop at 30th Street and Diana, then later at 30th Street and Flora. Mrs. Black said accord ing to what he's been told, her daughter was displaying erratic behavior, and she's very concerned about her welfare. "Her state of mind wasn't that good when she left the house that morning and from what I've been told, she TIFFANY WILLIAMS was acting even more out of character later." Williams has not con tacted any member of her family since she disap peared. Mrs. Black said it's not like Tiffany to disappear and not call her brother or sister to let them know she's alright. Williams was last seen wearing black tights, a black leather jacket, carrying a large black bag and wearing white heeled sandals. Tampa Police have been contacted, and anyone who knows her whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Brack at (813) 276-3516, or the District II Headquarters, (813) 931-6500. Andre Cadilla said he often takes the same route on his way home, navigating the roundabout at 40th Street and Hanna. He also said he's seen his share of near accidents as peo ple plow through the This was the damage sustained to roundabout. Andre Cadilla's vehicle. On Monday morn ing at 9:25 a.m., Cadilla was again on his way home when he entered the round about. Cadilla was driving in the part of the roundabout that doesn't require him to yield. A second vehicle, This was the damage sustained to also traveling through Andre Cadilla's vehicle. the roundabout, was More Than 1,000 Guns Collected ourinu Gun Buv Back going through the section that does require you to yield. She didn't, Ca.using Cadilla to impact the driver's side of her vehicle. "After I hit her, she got out of the car and kept asking didn't I see her. I did see her, and I expected her to obey the yield sign and not keep driving. However, she just barreled through and didn't even slow down." A Tampa Police officer at the scene was overheard telling the woman driver re peatedly that she was sup posed to yield going through the roundabout. c fE BY IRIS B. HOLTON c Sentinel City Editor z c( c en w i=! w > w Q w ::1: en On Saturday, the Tampa Police Department held the first gU.n buy back in several years. The event was suc cessful-with more than 1,000 guns turned in. Ms. Janelle McGregor, spc;>kesperson for the Tampa Police Department said, "We haven't held a gun buy back in several years. The turnout ::J was overwhelming because !! we set a goal of soo guns and a. we easily doubled that. It was !: definitely a success with Iii more than 1,ooo guns taken j off Ute street that had the po:l m .... w z w en tential of falling into the wrong hands. The Gun Buy Back took place at the Seminole Heights Baptist Church, 801 E. Hillsborough Avenue from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. In dividuals surrendering guns received $50 per gun. Members of City Council unanimously approved $25,000 for the Gun Buy Back. In the past, those sur rendering weapons were given gift cards to participat ing department stores. The Gun Buy Back was part of the "Stop The Violence" Initiative that came into existence after a rash of C a: 0 .... I.L News Alert: The Florida Law States That You May Be Entitled To $1 0,000 For Loss Wages And Medical care ... Call Michelle B. Patty Local: 813-495-3702 Toll Free 1-866-352-4200 Available 24 Hotn A Day /7 Days A Week L_ ____________ .. violent crimes took place in Hillsborough County. Cadilla's car had to be towed from the scene, and the woman driver was cited in the accident. Ten murders took place during a 14-day period in November. Some of those homicides involved teenagers. Additionally, sev eral individuals survived shootings In addition to the Gun Buy Back, members of the com munity gathered at Greater Mount Carmel A. M. E Church for a "Stop The Violence From Dope To Hope March." The march ended at Friendship Mis sionary Baptist Church. A Candlelight Vigil followed the march. 43i'll Street Resident savs There were Ughts At One nme Elizabeth said she's lived at the Johnson Court-Ken neth Court Apartments for 23 years, and she remembers when there were lights in the area where Monica Alvarez was struck and killed. TAMPA ORGANIZATION OF BLACK AFFAIRS (TOBA) REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. UNSUNG HERO AWARD The MLK Unsung Hero Award is presented to individuals who have significantly contributed to improving the quality of life in our community by giving of themselves in time, dedication, influence, service and commitment. Nomination must Include: Nominee's Name and maiUng address Reason for Nbmlnatton (100 words or less) Name and address of person mak_ lng nomination Send your nominations to: UNSUNG HERO AWARD CIOTOBA POBox uti Tampa, FL 33101 All nomlnattona muat be received by Friday, 30, 2011 "There used to be a car towing business, A-Girl Tow ing, at the comer of 43ni and Hillsborough. On the 43nl Street side, there's a pole and there was a light on that pole. When the towing business closed, the light was removed. "I watched the workers from TECO putting up lights along 43ni Street, and when they came to that pole, all they did was climb Q.P and put a light back where there had been one already." Elizabeth said there has always been a lighting prob lem along 43ni Street, and even the light that was out side of A-Girl Towing wasn't enough. "We complained about the lighting on this street years ago, but nothing was ever done. It's a shame it took the death of a young woman and her baby to make somebody do something." Elizabeth said happy to see the lights finally being putup, but it shouldn't have taken this long. "I don't understand the way these people think sometimes," said Elizabeth. "I just wonder how )ong it' s going to take for them to put in sidewalks? That's next priority."


HILARY SHELTON Director of NAACP Washington Bureau BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Thursday evening, the Hillsborough County Branch of the NAACP will host their Annual Freedom Fund Din ner on December 15th. The dinner will take place at the Mainsail Suites Hotel & Con ference Center 510-8 Eisen hower Blvd., starting 6 p.m. The theme this year is "NAACP: Affirming America's Promise, Bridging Our Past To Our Future." Mrs. Carolyn Collins is the president of the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP and Ms. Stephanie R. Brazell is the NAACP Freedom Fund Com mittee Chairperson. The keynote speaker is Hilary Shelton, Director of the Washington Bureau of the organization. He serves as Senior Vice President for Ad vocacy and Policy. The Washington Bureau is the Federal legislative and na tional public policy division of the national Civil Rights or ganization Among his duties and responsibilities, Shelton advocates the federal policy issue agenda. His portfolio in cludes issues pertaining to such areas as Affirmative Action, equal employment pro tection, access to quality education, prevention of gun violence, ending racial profil ing, voter rights protection, federal sentencing reform, and abolition of the death ROD CARTER WFLA News Co-Anchor penalty. Shelton said, I am deeply honored to have been chosen. The Hillsborough County Branch is one of the jewels of our organization. It is simply an honor to come and spend some time with such an effective hard work ing unit who has worked s o hard on the NAACP's bread and butter Civil Rig hts agenda." A native of St. Louis Mis so uri Shelton has e arned degrees in Political Science, Communications and Legal Studies from Howard Univer sity, the University of Mis souri, and Northeastern University respectfully. Mrs. Carolyn Collins, President of the Hillsborough County Chapter of the NAACP said, "This year, we are introducing a new ele ment in our Freedom Fund Dinner celebration. As a com munity-based Civil Rights or ganization built on volunteering and selfless giv ing, it is only fitting that we pause to recognize some out standing volunteers in Hills borough County. They work tirelessly to fill the gaps left in the fabric of our society. They are Living Bridges: Keeping America s Promise Alive, Mrs. Collins said. Rod Carter will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Carter is the Co-Anchor for WFLA's News Channel 8 Today. Hillsborough Community College offers: Associate In arts degrees. Associate In science degrees. Certificates and short-term troinilg for real WOfid jobs. Smaller class sizes, online classes, convenient Tuition 50'-less than most state universities. For more reasons, ask one of our 48,000 students! Oecember9: Payment due dote December 13: Applcotlon due date January 9: Classes begin Register ,for spring 2012 classes at hcctl.edu. HCC Is on equal occeWequol opportunlly ec:b:otlonollnsltluflon.. i L i \. : '\ )-\\' \ ,':'J


0 a: human being until their kid-2207 21st Avenue, Tampa Florida 33605 (813) 248-1921 W Published Every Tuesday and Friday By neys fail? Can you imagine a ID FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBUSHING Co., person being paddled 300 ::!: Member of National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) W and Amalgamated Publishers. Inc. New York. times in a single session? frl Cl1990-94 CP Timelnternational Anybody who would com-e POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To: mit iliese kind of acts needs ....:-Rorlda Sentinel Bulletin, ::( P.O. Box 3383 Tampa, FL 33601 to be in jail. I know that there I Time To Criminalize Hazing I :::l 1901-19n (11145) because they believe that this t-c. Blythe And-. Jr. Hazing has been a pro-her of hazing incidents iliat is J. ust another opportunity 193G-2010(19n) s. KAY ANDREWS, PUBUSHER blem for quite some time. have resulted in serious in-to put people in jail. I say c. BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill, PRESIDENT People have been seriously juries. again, iliose who commit CFO injured in hazing incidents. The F AMU Band brought iliese brutal acts need to be IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDn'OR A recent alleged hazing incihazing full circle when a in jail. HAROLD ADAMS, CIRCULAnON MANAGER f BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERnSING DIRECTOR dent involving the world member of ilie band died as I universities can't stop TOYNETTA COBB, PRODucnoN MANAGER renowned Florida A&M an alleged result of hazing. I ilie dangerous hazing that LAVORA EDWARDS, CLASSIRED MANAGER "Marching 100" Band has rehave been told iliat ilie hazgoes on at their campuses, Subscriptions-$44.Q0-6 Months Both Editions: $87.oo-Per Year Both Editions. Opinions expressed on edHorlal pages of this newspaper by Columnlsls or Guest Writers, do not necessarily reflect the edHorial stance of The Aorfda Sentinel Bulletin or the Publisher. Watch Redistricting In Florida Closelv No doubt redistricting plans presently being plotted by Florida's House of Representatives and Senate will favor Republican political candidates since Republicans make up the majority of Florida's legislature. Nevertheless, we must admit, were Democrats in power, most likely redisC tricting would tilt the scales in their favor. fE Yet, we are more interested in how certain Florida disC tricts are being carved up and connected like a FrankenZ stein monster in order to maintain two seats that are currently held by Senator Arthenia Joyner and Representative Betty Reed. Regardless of how the districts are C being redrawn, we urge our readers to be very vigilant in f3 reviewing these plans and in insuring that Black people :::::) do not lose the opportunity to elect representatives. t-If you're interested, copies of these plans can be received by contacting our legislators or their delegation W offices. :j Black organizations aQd churches should also review c such plans and should provide feedback to RepresentaW tive Reed and to Senator Joyner, as well as, to the United i States .DeParbnent of Justice if necessary. :f Indeed, forewarned is fore-armed, especially when thoae arms threaten to reach into the ballot box. A. z ffi .... ..... i aement That Will live In Hlstorv .... Future generations will want to know what it was like. -Young men and women now, who will be elderly men and !Z women then, will endeavor to explain the euphoria they felt as they and their comrades touched down on Ameri-can runways, mustered out for a final stand of attention, saluted Old Glory then fell into the arms of their loved ii: ones. Children will be adults then, but no doubt, 0 they too will remember their excitement upon seeing u:! their parents come home from Iraq, never to return again in a time of war. Most certainly, this December will not only be remembered as the month Japan struck America, 70 years ago. But it will be regaled as the month when, thousands of war-weary American troops came home to see their families and bid them never to leave their sides anymore. One would think that all Americans would be grateful for the Chief Executive who brought our soldiers home. But such is not the Surely, History will wonder why. But we know why. Few remember a lone Republican politician during the first of the Pacific Theatre of World War II who -even when Japanese bombers were murdering thousands of sailors and soldiers -continued to blame FDR for America's struggle with the Japanese. So it is withalmost all of the Republican presidential .candidates, to date, who ignore the feet that their own sons and daughters are coming home safe and sound, and instead, choose-to chastise President Barack Obama for bringing our trOops home too soon. Most certainly, President Obama and a sane American are confronted by the same old song: Anything Obama says, does, OJ;' doesn't say is fod..,. der for folly by his' foes. W But time, let the stupidity walt. Our sons and daughters are coming home. Praise God for a president a; who has ftnally kept his promise. ally highlighted hazing and ing in the Marching 100 is ilien the law needs to help brought it front and center instigated by band members iliem. No parents send their before ilie world. who are no longer in ilie child to college to be tor-Hazing is a popular and band, but still live in and tured, maimed or killed. common practice among fraaround Tallahassee. In the case of ilie "Marchternities, sororities, secret Because so many serious ing 100," too many people organizations, bands and incidents of hazing is occurdedicated too much time and oilier similar organizations. ring today, something must hard work to make the band Hazing is boili physical and be done. one of ilie most famous ormental. I firmly believe that hazganizations in the world for a The physical aspect of ing could be controlled or band of old people trying to hazing has become brutal eliminated if the legislature relive ilieir young lives again. and unmerciful. I said before would pass a law criminalizI said, maybe it is time to iliat iliere is a growing numing hazing. Can you imagine criminalize hazing. JoeiiUIUSIUS Rogers 11880 -19661: lllhor, Joumallst ADd Historian Considered to be "one of the greatest popularizers of African history in the 20th Century," Joel Augustus Rogers was a successful, self-taught and self-pub lished historian who researched and wrote copiously about ilie history of Africa and ilie African Di aspora. Numerous books, pamphlets and media columns written by Rogers addressed ilie interconnect edness of all human beings and debunked ilie ilieory of racial inferiority. Indeed, Rogers ad dressed ilie historical signif icance of intermarriage between all eilinic groups, stereotypes about Blacks and white racial superiority. Born in Negri!, Jamaica to mixed race parents, Rogers .and his ten brothers and sis -ters grew up in a home where ilie importance of an education was stressed con tinuously. At the age of 25, Rogers immigrated to ilie United States and settled in Harlem, New York where he spent most of his life and died in 1966. Rogers became part of the Harlem Renaissance Movement and established friendships with many of the Harlem artists, intellectuals, and activists. In fact, his first book, From Superman to Man, was published in 1917 and addressed ilie issue of African inferiority and white supremacy. For a while during ilie 1920s, Rogers moved to Chicago, where he became a Pullman porter and a journalist for ilie Pittsburgh Courier and ilie Chicago En terprise. He also served briefly as an editor for the Daily Negro Times a newspaper begun by Marcus Garvey. Traveling throughout America and Europe and visiting libraries and museums practically in every major country and American city Rogers' research was sought after by many Black newspapers and journals. Among some of ilie newspapers and journals he served as correspondent for were the New York Amsterdam News, NAACP Crises .... Magazine, American Mer cury, the Messenger Maga zine and the Negro World. During World War II, Rogers became ilie only U S. war correspondent of color. By 1934, Rogers had developed and written a syndi cated newspaper cartoon en titled "Your History," which included brief facts about Black contributions to the world. Rogers began to publish a series of books, which presented important facts about people of African ancestry and included such works as 100Amazing Facts About the Negro: With Complete Proof, Sex and Race, and World's Great Men and Women of Color. On the subjects of race, sex, and color, Rogers pub lished Nature Knows No Colorline, and Five Negro Presidents, which examined how intermarrying and mis cegenation contributed to African ancestry among whites. Though criticized by many Black academicians because he was self-edu cated Rogers' iliorough re search, documentation and resources have yet to be re futed. In fact, some acade micians praised Rogers' work and research. An ex tensive bibliography and copies of his work can be found on line and in many bookstores. Rogers' wife, Helga, was one of his staunchest supporters. After his death in 1966, she continued to reprint, distribut'e and sell his books. In tlie 198o's Helga moved to St. Peters burg, Florida and openec} her home as a museum in her husband's honor. We honor the memory and the accomplishments of this Renaissance Man. Harambeel


oroscopes/Soaps Horoscopes Today's Birthday-What do you want to learn this yea r? Who do you want to play with? After checking the money angle, put the top ideas on your calendar. Balance time with family, friends and mentors. Patient action brings reward. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)-Identify the major bar rier. Accept constructive criticism. There's always something new to learn from the experience Take time for meditation. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)-It's not just about what's logical. Consider the emotional factors, and what other people want. Gather information without deciding. Speak later. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)-Face to face negotiations can be quite profitable. You have everything you need to create win-win situations. Think big, and keep it private for now. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)-Use creative tactics and a glue stick, if necessary. Clean up after yourself. Keep a little out for y ourself, and make up packages. Enjoy a quiet night. Aries (March 21-April 19) -Go over your list s again. Postpone travel and spending, if you can. Simple tasks, done one at a time, get you farther along than you expected. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -Optimism will carry you far today. There really isn t any cheese down the moody tunnel. Take advantage of y our bursts of energy to get thing s done. Gemini (May 21-June 21)-Physical exertion lifts your spirits. Find a way to go play toda y Hold off on a radical s ug gestion ... it's not time yet. Lively discussion ensues. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -When you've got it you've got it. No need to flaunt it. Put some effort into the betterment of others, and it benefits you first. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)-You may be under some pressure now. There's a beautiful view at the top of this climb. Keep your eyes on the ledges above. Hold firm but not too tight. Pas s ions stir. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Be careful not to let your emotions get in the way Your friends are really there for you. Use newfound strength to carry on. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) -The early bird does get the worm. Unexpected opportunities show up. Listen to one who speaks wisely. Career is easier than romance now. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)-You're ready for growth and expansion. Consider which direction Meditate on the course Find the information that will shift things. ..-Soaps BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL -Beverly flees from her accusers; Brooke consoles Ridge about the stolen designs; Pam begins to worry when Eric and Ridge hire a private investigator to find out who stole from them. Beverly introduces Stephanie and Hope to a serious social issue; a guilt-ridden Pam reveals something long hidden about her past to Jackie ; Dayzee at tempts to console Beverly. Stephanie Hope andDayzee are in troduced to Beverly's roommates, who give them a glimpse into the challenging lives of foster children who age out of the sys tem. DAYS OF OUR LIVES-Jennifer considers fighting fire with fire when a move by Nicole gives EJ the upper hand in the election; Brady begins to put a wall up with Madison while Sami lets down her guard with a bitter former rival. Brady re creates an important night for Madison ; Marlena surprises John in jail; Jennifer 's date with Daniel is disrupted because of his family history. Kayla returns to Salem for the holidays ; Jen nifer agonizes over her recent breakup; Carrie makes a break through in John's case; Sami takes the virtuous route after witnessing an awkward moment GENERAL HOSPITAL -Ethan becomes caretaker of Wyndemere; Dante is one step ahead of Olivia; Sam fights feel ings of disgust and sheer anger Michael gets frantic; Patrick gets unsolicited advice from Maggie about Emma; Lucky pays Liz a visit. Matt confronts Lucky; Michael rushes to Chicago with Sam; Robin and Jason have an important conversation. ONE LIFE TO LIFE -Tea chills Todd with comments about her husband's killer; John invites Natalie to stay with him and Liam; at the Bon Jour, Viki puts on a waitress uniform to help and is shocked to discover who she is serving. David surprises his family; things get heated when it comes to Des tiny's child. Shaun, Roxy and Nigel lament the cancellation of "Fraternity Row"; John and Natalie's professional chat quickly turns personal. YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS -Sharon is stunned by Avery's news; Phyllis asks Billy for a second chance. Jack gets helps from an unexpected source; Phyllis recalls her past with Avery. Lily comforts Cane as he grieves for Samantha; Nick warns Phyllis about Ronan. Heddie John Daniels and Marion Reeves attended a birthday party in honor of Attor-ney. Delano Stewart. It was a 'family affair'. Members of the family included: Dorothy and J a dee Davis, Gwen Tucker, Daphney Edwards Mickler, Leon Mickler, Gretchen Mickler. John Thomas and Terry McKennon.


5irthda .(") T"" a: w m :E w u w c >=<( c en w :::J 1--c a: LL c z <( c en w :::J ..... > a: w > w c w :I: UJ ::J m :::J a. z i= w ..J ..J :::J m ..J w z i= z w en <( c a: 0 ..J LL MRS. GUSSIE LOUISE LIVINGSTON December 14, 2011 Special birthday wishes go out to our Miss Gussie. It is such a blessing to have a daughter, mother, grandmoth e r sis ter, aunt and friend like you. With our love and respect, from: your mother, Blondell L. Bright; your daughter and grandchildren, Millie A. Presley, LaNitra and Maliek McCrimmin of Colorado Springs, CO, and Cynthia L. Jones of Tallahassee, FL. We a ll love you and wish you a happy 65th birthday and we continue to pray for you. Enjoy your special day tomorrow. Happv Birthdav Thanking the Lord for seeing another day. Celebrating 50 years with family and friends. My best friend Jeffrey Branton and I will be attending John Legend's concert tonight JOHN WESLEY JONES, III Sentinel Office Hours: Open 1/2 Day FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23RD Closed MONDAY, DECEMBER 26TH (Paper Delivery Only) Open 1/2 Day FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30TH Closed JANUARY 2, 2012 (Paper Delivery Only) 5irthda,y Celebration Chill Will Celebrated 50th Birthdav Chill Will cel ebrated hi s soth birthday with family and friends at th e American Legion Hall on Veterans Day. (Photos by Frederick Harris) Will and Darlene celebrated his soth birthday. Kenny, Carlos, Andre, David, Gangsta, and Big Bob enjoying the evening. Wanda, Robert, Darlene, Wlll, Melody, Darryl, Sonya and DJ JRock at the birthday celebration. A group ofVeteruns helping 'Chill Will' celebrate his birthday were: Tony, Briant, Fred, Rodrick, Carlos, Vernon, Sonya, Alvin, Muc, Lurry, Kenny, Churlotte, Chris, Leroy and Shanoni.


Local State Rep. Proposes Bill To Combat Homelessness BETfYREED State Representative BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor In th e past, hom e lessness was gen erally associated with s in g l e m e n However in recent yea rs, it h as affec t ed famili e s thro u g h o ut th e country, a nd F l orida is n o exceptio n Last week a segment of th e popular CBS s how, "60 Minutes," focused o n h ome less ness reaching epidemic proportions. Today h omeles s n ess n o t only affect s wome n but en tir e families. Man y chi ldr e n a tt e ndin g public school s are homeless. In a n e ff ort t o combat thi s e pid emic State Representative Betty Reed a n d State Senator Ronda Storms have filed bill s for th e 2012 Florida Legislation. T h e bills would ddtw attention to homelessness and create funding to help com b a t it. Many families have sud denly become homeless due to high unemployment and the foreclosure crisis Some families live in their vehicles House Bill 531 and Senate Bill1130 would allow Floridians to donate a dollar to programs targeting homelessness. The do nations would take place at the time of vehicle registration re newal and the renewal of driver s license. If implemented the legisla tion would generate roughly $1.5 million per year earmarked for homelessness. Rep. Reed said, "Children deserve hope and our help. I be lieve that Floridians want to help the homeless, and our leg islation to allow residents to make it easier to contribute to the cause of homelessness will bring needed hope to struggling Florida families." Similar legislation was ap proved by a bipartisan vote ear lier this year by the full Florida House of Representatives. How ever, it failed in the Florida Sen ate. If passed, contributions made through the Department of Motor Vehicles forms would be placed in a state trust fund that would assist Florida's Office on Homelessness. The Florida Office on Home lessness provides grants to local agencies serving the homele ss and conducts public awarenes s campaigns about the plight of the homeless in the state. We'll help you stay in control of your money. Even when life doesn't stay still. ,.< -4 c: m CJJ c }< c m (') m 3: Ill m :0 ..... (.,) 1\) 0 ..... ..... "T1 r-0 :0 c l> CJJ m z :::f z m r-Ill c: rr-m :::f z "tJ c: Ill c CJJ :::t m c m < m :0 -< -4 c: m CJJ C l> z c ., c


c a: LL c z < > The 'Tremendous' Tampa District Has New Presiding Elder On November 19, 2011, Reverend Jimmy J. Thompson was appointed the Presiding Elder of the "Tremendous" Tampa District of the West Coast Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. Thompson held his first District Planning Meeting on Saturday, December 3, 2011, 9 a m., at Mount Zion AME Church, Mulberry, where Reverend James Sykes is the pastor. The theme for the District will be "Exalting Christ -Expanding His Church -Enabling His People." Rev. Thompson preached the Morning Glory Worship Service from Philippians 4:11, Making The Best Of A Bad Situation." Ministers on the program included: Dr. Charles Cloy, Worship Leader; Rev. Ronald E. Williams, Sr., Mt. Zion Mass Choir, Rev. Gregory Gay, Rev. Michael K. Bouie, Rev. Patricia Mosley, Rev. Beverly Lane and Rev. Sykes. (Photos by Lomax Mcintyre) Ministers on the pulpit included Rev. Michael Price, Rev. Michael K. Bouie, PresidingElder Rev. Jimmy J. Thompson, Rev. Charles Cloy and Rev. Beverly Lane. Mrs. Esther Snowden and Eleanor Rev. Walter Lassiter and Rev. Ricky Polk at the Dixon participate in the sen;cc. District Meeting. 201


Local African. Native Travels The World To Create AIDS/HIV Awareness Ms. Zoe Bakoko and some of the children she cares for. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer When Patricia McClendon became associated with ClearVue Entertainment and Agency, she wanted something more than just an entertainment showcase. Sh e a cause that was crit ical to the welfare of the entire country, especia ll y African Americans. Ms. McClendon partnered with Positive Runway, a global organization that spreads the word about the war to prevent HIV I AIDS from spreading. Ms. McClendon was fortunate enough later to have met an African woman who was not only aware of the HIV I AIDS epidemic, but also has been impacted per sonally. Zoe Bakoko, a native of Uganda, was featured on an Oprah Winfrey show called "Moms Around The World." Ms. Bakoko, who already had a large family of her own, accepted 40 children into her home who had lost their parents in the war or to HIV I AIDS. "I used to work in Health Care Management," said Ms. Bakoko. "I came home one day and my house was full of children. My own children had taken them in, and told me the kids had nobody. They had been living on the streets. "What's really hard to be lieve is they had been li ving in my house for a month be fore I realized it. Ms. Bakoko said she did notice her food was going faster than usual, and at the time she didn' t know why. Now, she' s accepted the children as part of her family. "The children have really impacted my life and I've learned so much from them," said Ms. Bakoko. "They have really opened m y h ea rt. Ms Bakoko sa id s h e's on a campaign to help others, and that campaign has brought her to Tampa and severa l other places. "I lost a lot of my family members during the regime of Idi Amin," said Ms. Bakoko. Now, I realize how blessed I am. I have also survived a plane crash. Ms. Bakoko said she's blessed to have God picking her up all the time, so to say thank you, she tries to help the children and raise aware ness to the growing problem of HIV I AIDS. "Right now, we know it's mostly young people contracting the disease. The United States is ranked seventh with the number of reported cases around the world. "I've traveled to over so countries and I'm living in Chicago right now, but I'd lov e to run away and come to Florida I'm not accustomed to the cold weather here Ms. Bakoko said she hopes more people will get involved with the HIV I AIDS crisis and start educating our young people. "I appreciate having people like Ms. McClendon and Project Runway spreading the word. It takes a lot of resources to reach the people you want to reach, and I have been fortunate enough to gain support everywhere I g o. Investigation Halts Student Expulsions And Firing Of Band Director Several investigations into the death of a Florida A & M University Drum Major were being conducted simultaneously. However, after the F lorida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) began their probe, the others have halted. Robert Champion became ill after performing at the Florida Classic in Or lando. He died on November 191 h after h e was discovered unresponsive on the bus in front of an Orlando hotel. The young man was a native of Atlanta, and was 1 of 6 drum majors for the March ing 100 Rattlers. ROBERT CHAMPION Last week, FDLE asked the university to withhold any disciplinary action until the conclusion of its investigation. President ofF AMU of absence. More than one board member felt Ammons should be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. Champion allegedly was a victim to hazing. However, it has not been determined if Champion was hazed because the criminal investiga tion to determine if foul play is suspected in his death is continuing. Shortly after the death, F AMU President James Ammons expelled four students and terminated Band Director Julian White. White's termination has changed to suspension with pay and the four students who were expelled have been allowed to return to class. Last Thursday, the Board of Trustees for the school de cided a public reprimand for President Ammons would better serve the university than placing him on a leave Ammons became president of the school in July 2007, and recently signed a new five-year contract. Ammons told the board that letters warning of band haz-., ing did not reach his office runtil after Champion died. Champion's family has notified the school t:4at they intend to file a lawsuit. m The members of Progress Village Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cordially Invite You To Join Us For Our 8GM 7909 Flower Avenue Tampa, FL 33619 Friday, December 16, 2011 Evening Service 7:00p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2011 Sabbath School 9:00a.m. Divine Hour 10:45 a.m. Guest Speaker: Pastor Henry Wright I.UA'M'U/11.0 fM 6)K" 0/NJ @lftHMJ" z ::! z m r-CJ c rrm ::! z "'tJ c CJ c C/) ::I: m c m < m -1 c m C/) c l> z c "11 ::c c


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Sentencing Date For Dishwasher Continues His Kevin White Delaved Tradition Of Giving For 22nd Year KEVIN WHITE U. S. District Judge James D. Whittemore has granted an extension in a cor ruption case. Originally set for February 27th, Kevin White will learn his fate on March 12th. White, 46, a former Hillsborough County Commissioner, was convicted of bribery and conspiracy last month. A jury found him guilty of seven of the ten charges he was accused of committing. He faces a maximum of 5 to 15 years in fed eral prison. White was convicted of accepting bribes from tow truck company owners. The purpose of the bribes was to ensure placement on the tow ing rotation list provided by law enforcement. Th e charges stem from the time White served as the Chairman of the Public Transportation Com mittee as an elected official. The investigation began in 2009, and concluded when the FBI arrested White and a co-defendant in June of this year. DELWYN COLLINS ... Preparing to provide gifts for needy children for the 22nd Year BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Without seeking publicity, Delwyn Collins takes on the persona of Santa Claus eac h year. And this year will be no different. On Thursday Tampa General Hospital will once again donate toys to the Hillsborough County Foster Angel Program, as it has since 1989. As in past years, Collins will help place a smile on the face of children as one of the larg es t contributors to the to y donation. Collins, a dishwasher at the hospital is the high es t-ranking single donor of the program since h e became involved in 22 years ago On Thursday D ece mber 15th employees of the Foster Angel Program will collect hun dreds of gifts donated b y Collins and other s:: hospital employees. m A Tampa native, Collins is single and does not have any children. However, as soon as the ..... Christmas season is over, he begins working .SN toward the next year. Collins raises money to buy the toys by :::!: working in the community cutting lawns and uses his overtime during the year. He doesn't own a car and rides his bicycle. Once the gifts are sorted by age and gender, each is wrapped in decorative Christmas paper and placed under the tree at the hospital. The official presentation of the gifts to the Hillsbor ough County foster Angel program will take place at 2 p.m., in the hospital s food court din ing room. Ms. Ellen Fiss, spokesperson for Tampa General Hospital said, "It is his yearlong pas sion and he inspires many employees and vol unteers at Tampa General and the University of South Florida employees working at Tampa General, as well as residents in the community to give generously. He also loves to decorate the hospital for the holidays," she said. Currently there are approximately 2,600 children in foster care in Hillsborough County. The Hillsborough County Foster Angel Pro gram has been in existence for the past 23 ., r 0 :II c )> en m z ::::! z m r Ill c r r m ::::! z we accept most major "'tt c Ill r (i) ::I: m c m < m pans Transfer todcSYf Your Publix Pharmacy accepts the State of -. ..... .... Employees program, TRICARE, Expre?S Scripts _...... .. "':"" Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and .< I .:, > ,. Transfers ore easy! Just bring in your prescription bottle or new prescription. We'll toke core of the rest. TRICARE is a registered trademark of the TRICARE Management Activi1y. All rights reserved. P U 8 L I X P I+ A R M A C Y Feeling well. Living better.> publix.com/pharmacy :II -< .... c m en c )> z c "11 2:! c


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Local ffi Reception To Welcome Brian Lamb c c m (") m ::: Fifth Third Bank recently hosted an introductory reception to welcome its Tampa Bay affiliate president, Brian Lamb. Lamb met with several members of the Tampa Bay business community during this event. :II Karen Dee, Florida Regional President with Brian Lamb, Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay) Affiliate President. Alan C. Bomstein, Chairman of the Fifth Thitd Bank (Tampa Bay) Board of Directors addressed those in attendance. Paulette Suarez and Atty. Fred McClure, right, with Brian Lamb. "TT r-0 :II Robles Elementarv Science Fair Competition c )> w m z :j z m r-aJ c: r rm :j z "'D Robles Elementary School held its Science Fair Competition and awards program rec e ntl y Parents and famil y members were in attendance. (Photos by Julia c: tD c w ::I: m c Benjamin Gethers and Trinity Douglas with their project. Denise and Aliyah Lindor at the Science Fair. Angelo, Darien, Sr. and Daren Mitchell, Jr. art the Science Fair. Sasienna Washington launched her airplane for distance while her grandfather, Fredderick Brown looks on. Competing in the marshmallow lunch. 1"1 and 2nd place winners, 4th graders Taequan Andrews and ChaneshaBrady. uThe Voice of Our Community Speaking for ---(813) 248-1921 m < m :II < c: m w c )> z c "TT :II c Ci) m .... w


c; S arts N --+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------('1) ?"" Hall Of Fame Inductee Alvin Holder, second from right, was one of seven 2011 Hall of Fame inductees for American Youth Football. He accepts the award from the President of the American Youth Football, Joe Gal at. Also on hand to support him: Orlando Gudes, left, Southeast Regional Director for AYF, who nominated Holder for the outstanding things he has done in the community; and Diedrea Willis, a 2010 inductee and Step Coordinator. c a: LL c z < NY High School Team Suspended After Chanting N-Word c en w :::J 1-> a: w > w c w J: en ::J m :::J a. z i= w ..J TYRABATIS ..J One of the most hated racial slurs that an Mrican..J American can hear is bringW ing attention to the predominantly white Kenmore East z High School girls varsity basW ketball team of Tonawanda, NY. More than a dozen girls c from the high school team a: have been suspended and 0 face other sanctions for L! chanting the n-word in a reg-ular pregame locker room chant. Sophomore Tyra Batts said that her teammates would hold hands before the game, say a prayer and then s hout On e, two, three ni**ers The us e of the word came to light after Batts was sus pended for getting into a fight about the use of racial slur during practice. Although Batts was alarmed by the chant, s h e said that she was outnumbered and that the use of th e slur had been justified as a team tradition. The 15-year-old eventually exploded after a practice when a teammate called her a "black piece of (expletive). She says she got into a fight with the girl later in school Both girls were immediate l y given out of school suspen s ion s for the physical alterca tion, but after district administrators began to speak to each member of the team individually and in groups they discovered Batts struck her teammate in response to a racial slur. Following this revelation the entire team was suspended but Batts was allowed to return to school, according to a statement released by the school district. Oregan State Football Plaver Dies FRED THOMPSON CORVALLIS, Ore. Oregon State defensive tackle Fred Thompson died Wednesday night after he collapsed while playing basketball at a campus recreation center. Thompson, just fou r days shy of his 20th birthday, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, where he was pronounced dead. Thompson, 6-foot-4 and 317 pounds was a true fresh man from Richmond, Calif., who played at Oakland Tech High School. He was part of the 2010 recruiting class but delayed his enrollment until this January. He spent this sea son recovering from sho uld er surgery and was considered a grays hitt. Coach Mike Riley was on a recruiting trip, but was expected back at Oregon State on Thursday. Bucs suner Big Loss -In Jacksonville If Tampa Bay Buccaneer head coach, Raheem Morris, buried any concerns about retaining his job after this season, Sunday s loss certainly pushed the reality of that closer. The Bucs traveled to Jackso nville to face the 3-9 Jaguars, and started the game off like they were on a mission with a 14-0 lead. From that point on, the Bucs found a way to suffer their 7 th straight loss. The Bucs surrendered 41 unanswered points and allowed the league s leading rusher, Maurice JonesDrew, to visit the end zone four times. With six turnovers, it was inevitable that the Bucs weren't going to salvage a vic tory and must now take their 4-9 record and prepare for the Dallas Cowboys next week. The Bucs end their season against the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons. Quarterback Josh Freeman looked great in the first quarter but bombed out the rest of the game, being replaced in the fourth quarter by backup Josh Johnson. Not only was the loss painful, but because it was televised and the fans in Tampa watched it, the best way to describe the game was disastrous LeGarrett Blount gained 84 yards rushing, but like Freeman and a couple of other Buccaneers, fumbled the ball during a crucial drive. At this point, the Bucs need to bury this season, and start preparing for the 2012 season with hopes of first keeping Morris in the fold, and sec ond wishing they will be able to field a 2012 team more competitive than the young team they put on the field this season. Marlins Will Ask Jose Reves To Cut Hair DALLAS -The Miami Marlins signed Jose Reyes to $106 million contract because he is o n e of the best shortstops in the majors and they want to win the World Series. They love his bat, they love his glove and they lo ve his speed. But the dreadlocks? They've got to go. Like they did a few seasons back with Hanley Ramirez, the Marlins won't tolerate Reyes' shoulder-length hair. Team president David Samson said Wednesday JOSE REYES that Reyes will have to abide just like anyone else on the roster. Prosecutors Seek 15 Months In Barrv Bonds Case SAN FRANCISO Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to send former baseball slugger Barry Bonds to prison. In court documents filed late Thursday, prosecutors objected to a recommendation by a federal probation officer that Bonds get only probation when he' s entenced for obstruction of jus tice on Dec. 16. In the documents prosecutors asked that Bonds be sentenced to 15 months in prison. Bonds, 47, wa onvicted in April of obstructing a grand jury' sports doping inv stigation with an evas iv e answer. Prosecutor dropp d three oth er counts harging Bonds BARRY "BONDS with making false statements aft r the jury deadlocked on tho e charg The accu d Bonds of lying to the grand jury when he d ni d knowing! taking p rforman nhancing drugs and said he allowed onl doctors to inj t him.


Sports Griffin's Reisman Trophv Win Helps To Transform Long-Suffering Bavlor ROBERT GRIFFIN III NEW YORK-Even after a record-breaking season full of last-second touchdowns and monumental upset_s, even after a week of pre-ceremony coverage in which his victory became increasingly inevitable, it was not until Robert Griffin III heard his name called and walked to the stage of Best Buy Theater on Saturday night that the once-unfathomable becom e reality. A Baylor football player has won the Heisman Trophy Howard, Magic Haven't Talked Since Trade Request DWIGHT HOWARD ORLANDO, FL Whether the-Orlando Magic and Dwight Howard wind up parting ways remains to be seen, and Howard said Sunda y that he is experienc ing a new silence with Magic general manager Otis Smith. Howard made a formal request to the Magic last week to be traded. While Howard participated in his third training camp practice Sunday, he said h e has n't spoken with Smith about where the progress of his r e quest stands. "He hasn t said anything to me since then," Howard said. Asked if it had been complete silence, he again responded: He hasn' t said anything to me." Howard acknowledged for the first time on Saturday that he had asked for the Magic the only team h e s played for in seven NBA sea sons to trade him. Smith previously granted New Jersey, Dallas and th e Los Angeles Lakers permi ss ion to talk to Howard's agent, Dan Fegan, about possible deals. The All-Star center is eligi ble to opt out of his current contract in July 2012. Tracv McGradv, Hawks Agree T r a c y McGrady has agreed to a one year, veteran minimum deal with the Atlanta TRACY Hawks. MCGRADY The 32-year old McGrady is a seven-time All-Star, but various physical problems have turned the once-dominant player into a part-timer. Last season, he averaged 8 0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 72 games for the D etroit Pistons, his third team in the past two years The courting of McGrady likely signals the Hawks don t expect to re-sign their top player off the bench Jamal Crawford, who has drawn plenty of interest from around the league. NBAPiaver Brandon Rov Retires Because Of Knees BRANDON ROY PORTLAND, Ore. -The Trail Blazers will not discuss reports that All -Star guard Brandon Roy plans to seek medical retirement because of his knees Roy, a five-year veteran who helped the team shed its Jail Blazers reputation, has been dogged by knee injuries and surgeries. He has said he lacks cartilage between the bones in both knees. Kobe Upset Bv Odom's Depanure For Dallas KOBE BRYANT And LAMAR ODOM EL SEGUNDO CA-The Lakers traded forward Lamar Odom and a second-round draft pick to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night for a first-round pick and an $8.9 million trade exception, capping Los Angeles stunning 72-hour breakup with last season's Sixth Man of th e Year. The Lakers and Mavericks reached a swift deal after Odom learned Thursday that Los Angeles was attempting to trade him in a megadeal for New Orleans s uperstar Chris Paul. After the NBA blocked that trade, Odom declined to repmt to the Lakers' op e ning day of training camp on Friday. Odom then request e d a trade in a meeting with general manager Mitch Kupchak, and the Lakers improbably swung a deal with the rival Mavericks, who swept Los Angeles out of the second round of last season's playoffs. BEAUTY UNUMII ED en XI OMARA When you look great it's easy to understand why you would be so hotly requested to appear again. Xiomara has a rare quality of being able to get attention no matter where she goes. Xiomara said her favorite stars are Beyonce and Chris Brown and her hobbies are stepping, dancing, modeling, and reciting poetry. She wants to return to medical school in the future, and her philosophy of life is: "You are who you hang with; I've been on the bottom and that's why I grind so hard to stay on top: money to be made bills to be paid." The man in Xiomara's life must be tall, dark, clean cut, and handsome. Congratulations to Xiomara for becoming a member of the rare sorority of hotly demanded Beauty Unlimited features. If you' re Interested in being in the Beauty Unlimited or Spotlight, please send your information and photo, including a contact number to: Jcrews@flsentlnel.com. c ?< c m (") m s: OJ m ::0 ..... (.) I\) 0 ..... ..... 'T1 r-0 ::0 c )> en m z ::::! z m r-OJ c rrm ::::! z "tt c OJ c en m c m < m ::0 -< -t c m en c )> z c 'T1 ::0 c ..... U1


Loca Entertalment M a: w III :2 w () Partv With The Champ Sev e ral boxing greats, other professional athl e te s and their fans were invit ed to party with champion Floyd Mayweather at the Venue in Clearwater on December 4th. (Photos by > Julia Jackson) <( 0 en w ::> 1-Sports lovers Lawrence Hires, Jr. and Sr. were at the party. Crystal Brooks was at the party. Father and son kicking it with their favorite boxers on the scene, King James and Birdie James. Freda Flovd Celebrates Binhdav Freda Floyd celebrated her birthday recently at Manilla Live. (Photos by Julia Jackson) ... Birthday honoree, Freda Floyd with club manager, Freddie Shellman. Mr. Jeffery was at the party. Birthday party guest, John Wesley. Party DJ Randall 'C'. Yvette was also at_ the party. Motorcyclists at the party were Vice Prez, ''Trick and Sgt.At-Arms, "Slap."


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The Christopher Dorsey, 31, pleaded guilty Wednesday to being a felon in possession of a firearm and witness tampering. Prosecutors allege that Dorsey has ties to some of 50 CENT charge of their overall health "Formula so" i s the lat est credit for 50 Cent as an author. He recentl y released the t een novel "Playground" and a l so wrote "Pieces to Weight, The soth Law." RAPPERB.G. the city's most high-profile criminals. But they said no plea agreement has b ee n mad e with Dorsey. Dorsey's sente n c ing i s March 14. Steve Harvevs Star-Studded 'Think like A Man Trailer Debuts Well, the film version of Steve Harvey's best-selling relationship "advice" book i s gearing up to hit theaters next y ear, and the studio i s ready for a full-court push. The film, which stars Kevin Hart, Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson, and more, is a romantic com edy about four friends who "co nspire to turn the tables on their women when they discover the ladies have been using Steve Harvey's rela-STEVE HARVEY tionship advice against them." From the trailer the film looks like it might be enter taining, which should have been what Harvey intended all along: to be funny, not turn into some sort of rela tionship guru. Murphv And lee End Feud Eddie Murphy and Spike Lee are teaming up with HBO Films to do a biopic about the controver sial former D.C Mayor, Marion Barry. According to reports, Lee is scheduled to direct the film and John Ridley will write the script. Murphy will play Marion Barry if the project moves forward. Barry currently serves as a D.C City Council member, representing DC's Ward 8. Barry came into the na tional spotlight in 1990, while serving as DC's mayor, when he was videotaped smoking crack cocaine and was arrested by the FBI offi cials on drug charges. He EDDIE MURPHY And SPIKE LEE subsequently served 6 months in prison, before being re-elected as mayor in 1994 Murphy, Lee and Ridley are all said to serve as ex ecutive producers for the project. Ironically, this will be the first time Murphy and Lee have collaborated on a film. Lee has been quite critical of Murphy's work in the past. Bringing 'Fridav' ICE CUBE The speculation is over ... Ice Cube has finally con firmed he's resurrecting the 'Friday' franchise. A rep for Cube Vision Pro ductions says ... Absolutely yes the studio is in the process of getting the entire original cast to do another 'Friday."' The statement continues, "[Ice Cube] is very excited about this and has every in tention to mak e it happ e n." Both h e a nd Chris Tucker are down to reunite for the 4th installment of the 'Friday' franchise ... but the y still have to work out their contracts. OWN Shins Anention To Its African American Viewers OPRAH WINFREY Executives at OWN think they may have found a way to salvage Oprah Winfrey's struggling network: B y cater ing more to an African American audience That may help ratings, but it would mean a dramatic shift and one that could put the channel at odds with Win frey's own brand. According to OWN president Erik Logan and Dis covery Communications CEO David Zaslav, the sil ver lining in an otherwise bleak performance record for the network since its launch last January is that it's per formi ng particularly well among its African Americans audience members-especially with a reality show called Sweetie Pies that pre miered in October. "Anytime you have a program that pops like Sweetie Pies did you start looking at what drove it," Logan said. "And we saw that the African-American audience really had a connection with that show .... We're going to look at ways to nurture and grow that." Chris Bridges, better known as the rapper Ludacris is an actor (Crash, 2 Fast 2 Furious), salesman (Ludacris Soul Headphones, Conjure Cognac), and phi lanthropist (The Ludacris Foundation). While all these accolades are impressive, Ludacris is a father first. In a partnership with his 10 yearold daughter, Karma, Ludacris has created Karmasworld.com, an LUDACRIS And His -Daughter, KARMA educational website that uti lizes hip-hop to teach eJementary students math, english and etiquette. c m 0 m 3: OJ m JJ Ross Traveling With Medical Kit Rick Ross will not be caught off guard in case he suffers another medical emergency-the rapper now travels with his own special medical kit just in case the seizures strike again. Ross suffered not 1 000 but 2 se i zures on the same da y in October while traveling. Ross wants to make sure he's prepared in case it hap pens again 000 and put to gether a kit that includes 3 different prescription med i catio ns vitamins, water and RICK ROSS an inhaler. Ross is serious about hav-"T1 r-ing the kit near him at all 0 times 000 and often requires a :II member of his entourage to carry it wherever he goes. en m Kvla Pran Defends Her Familv And Joins The BET Familv z :::! z m r-OJ c r rm Kyla Pratt set the record straight about why she kept her pregnancy under wraps and what her baby 's daddy really does for a living. One thing you do not do is talk about Kyla Pratt's family! The One on One" star blogged about all the mess that's come her way since re vealing that she's a mom. In the December 2011 issue of Sister 2 Sister maga zine, Kyla shared that she's got a 1-ye ar-old daughter named Lyric. Kyla, who will appear on the next season of BET's KYLA PRATT And Her Daughter, LYRIC :::! z c: OJ c en ::I: m c m "Let's Stay Together," stated that her decision to hold off on introducing her new bab y to the world wasn't an at-C: tempt to hide. 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Mrs. Green was known for h er many gene rou s acts of kindness to family and friends in the West Tampa/Hyde Park Community. She was born in Marianna, FL and re l ocated to Tampa at an early age. At th e tim e of her passing, s h e was 87 years o ld past 75 years. She served on several boards and aux iliaries such as Choir II and President of the Pastor's Aid Board, etc. Professionally, Mrs. Green was a Do mestic Worker. Mrs. Green is survived by five children: George Green, Leonard Green Bernard Green, Sandra Simmons a nd Gwendolyn Williams, many grand children, and great grandchildren. Mrs. Green was an active and dedi cated m e mb e r at Mt. Z i o n A.M. E. Church, form erly of W es t Hyde Park but current l y l ocated in Riverview, FL; und e r th e l eader ship of Pastor Dwayne K. Gaddis. Sh e has b ee n a m e mb e r of thi s church for th e MRS. WlLLIE MAE GREEN Funeral services will be held on Satur day, December 17, at 11 a. m at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church. Ray Williams Funeral Home is in charge of handling arrangements. National Former Sen. Robert Brown Dead From Self-Inflicted Gunshot MACON, GAForm e r s tat e Sen. Robert Brown of Macon h as died from a se lf-inflicte d guns h o t wound. Brown se rved in th e s t a t e S e nat e for about 20 years, rising to the r ank o f Democ r atic l eader before resigning his sea t to run uns u ccessfully for m ayor of Macon thi s y ear. Afte r h e first won his sea t in the s t a t e Legi s l a tur e in a spec ial e lection in 1991, Brown b eca m e the first black pe r so n t o r e pr ese nt Bibb County in the Senate since R eco n s tru ction. H e pre-SEN. ROBERT BROWN viously served on th e Bibb Boar d of Education. Oakland Toddler Dies After Shooting OAKLAND, CAA 1-year o ld bo y who was s hot in th e h ea d during th e filmin g of a rap mu sic video in Oakland was tak e n off lif e support Fri day. Hiram Lawrence, would have turned 2 on Dec. 28. 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Obama savs Jobless Rate Could Drop To 8 Percent WASHI NGT O N Setting a n e w bar for the nation 's eco n omy, President Barack Obama sa id the United States un e mplo yment rate could fall to 8 percent b efore h e faces re e l ec tion nex1: No ve mber. The unemployment rate, currently at 8.6 percent, hasn t been at or below 8 percent since he took office in January 2009 amid a global eco n omic crisis. 1 Cop Guiltv 01 Lving About Post-Katrina Shooting NEW ORLEANS A Nevv Orleans police officer was convict ed Frida y oflying about the aftermath o f a deadl y shooting o ut s id e the city s convent i on center following Hurricane Katrina, but a jury acquitted the officer s partner of related c har ges. Offic e r Ronald Mitchell, who s hot and killed 45-year old Danny Brumfield with a s in g l e s hotgun blast in Septem ber 2005 was found guilty of one count of obstruction of jus tic e and one count of perjury for lying when he said he left his patrol car after the shooting and checked for Brumfield's pulse. Officer Ray Jones, left, was acquitted of all charges in the Danny Brumfield Sr. shooting case Friday morning. Officer Ronald Mitchell, right, was convicted on perjury and obstruction of justice charges. The jury cleared Mitchell, 33 of two counts that charged him with lying about the shoot ing itself. Fake Bun Doctor Alleuedlv Operating In Nonh carolina NORTH CAROLINA-Another fake butt implant surgeon is apparently doing the rounds. The so-called cosme tologist operating out of a North Carolina hotel was ar rested after inj ect ing an erotic dancer with deadly injections. Lauretta Cheek, of Greensboro, was arrested on l ast Wednesday for allegedly injecting tl1e dancer 's buttocks with the disfiguring potion. She's been charged with one misdemeanor count of practic ing medicine without a lic ense, Guilford County Sheriffs Det. Craig Cotten said. Th e 42-year-o ld was already LAURETTA CHEEK on probation for administering similar treatments to three women in 2008, which l eft them with kidney failure. The injections w.ere later deter min d to most likely contain types of infertility drugs.


Crime Second Suspect Surrenders In Anempted Murder DO NTA VIOUS CLARK ... Recovering from injuries Police arrested th e second person wanted in connection with a shooting on Saturday. The first suspect, who is accused of providing the gun used was arrested shortly after the shooting on December 1st. Jail records show Darnell Keyon Ammons, 21, turned himself in shortly before 5:30 p.m., Sunday at the Orient Road Jail. A warrant was issued for his arrest last week. On December 1st, shortly before 3 p.m., Dontavious Clark, 22, was in the Robles Park Public Housing Complex when he became involved in an argument with another man and a woman, who was pushing her two children, ages 1 and 3, in a stroller. Police said the man, now identified as Ammons, was walking with 22-year-old Shamira Hardrick, when the argument took place in the 400 block of E. Selma Street. As the argument progressed, Ms. Hardrick allegedly gave Ammons a handgun. Ammons is said to have fired several shots, striking Clark more than once in the upper body. Clark ran to a MS. SHAMIRIA HARDRICK ... Held on $259,500 bond DARNELL AMMONS ... Held without bond nearby residence, where an ambulance was called and transported him to a local hospital. He underwent surgery and was listed in crit ical condition. Ms. Hardrick and Ammons fled the scene. Ms. Hardrick was arrested later in the da y and charged with attempted firstdegree murder with a firearm, child neglect, and carrying a concealed firearm. She was originally held without bond. However, she is now being held on a $259,500 bond. Ammons was charged with attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm during the commis sion of a felony. Driver In Fatal Hit And Run Surrenders To Police KIM ORA SAMUEL KIERON JAMES MANATEE -The Florida Highway Patrol investigated an abandoned vehicle they believed was involved in a hit-and-run accident that fatally injured a 5-year-old girl. According to an FHP spokesperson, a vehicle matching the description of the car involved in the accident was found in a parking lot. Kimora Samuel was killed at 6 p. m. when she and her 15-year-old aunt, Richecar Polinice, were hit by a car as they were walking home from school. The car that hit the girls h a d b ee n turning left out of the drive way of the Mira Lago Apartments, according to troopers. Polinice was transported to a local hospital with seri ous injuries. Witnesses said the vehicle that struck the girls left the scene heading south on U. S. 41. The hit-and-run vehicle was described as a 4-door dark vehicle possibly dark blue or green. On Wednesday night, a man turned hims.elf in to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, saying he was the dri ver of the vehicle that killed Kimora and wounded her aunt. Kieron W. James, 38, was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death, leaving the scene with injuries and driving with a suspended license. Authorities ldentitv Armed Robber TERRANCE BROOKS The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office report s they were contacted by a person who identified Terrance Brooks, 32, as th e man seen in robbery surveillance videos. Detectives used that information to issue an arrest warrant for Brooks for two counts of armed robbery. Brooks was reportedly seen on surveillance video committing robberies at a 7-11 Store and a Chevron Gas Station in Town 'N Country, on November 30th Brooks was released June 17, 2011 on bond for two counts of robbery and a charge of possession of cocaine. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brooks is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office at (813) 24782oo. Suspect Charged In Drug Related ShoOUng JAMES GREENE PINELLAS COUNTY -Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives arrested James A. Greene last Wednesday night as the suspect in a drug related shooting tthat occurred on November 30t Detectives said Michelle Rae Jordan, 38, was shot as she stood in the doorway of her apartment. They believe the shooting occurred follow ing a drug related transaction and a dispute between the two over money. Greene, 19 had been released from Florida State Prison in October where he had served time for several counts of armed robbery, car rying a concealed firearm, battery on a law enforcement officer, and other charges. Greene now faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, attempted first degree murder, and several drug charges. warrant Issued For en c Suspect In Tranic Fatalitv Hillsborough County Sheriffs detectives have com pleted a fatal hit and run traffic crash that occurred August 26, 2011 at 11th Street and 127th Avenue, and have issued a warrant for Howard Earl Warren. Warren, 30, faces a charge of leaving the scene of a traffic crash with death He was involved in an accident that killed Shelly Jo Morganski, 44 Warren has a prior arrest for prostitution, and has been known to frequent the area of Nebraska Avenue and HOWARD WARREN Osborne Anyone with information on Warren's whereabouts is asked to call (813) 247-8200. m 3: llJ m :a Victim 01 Road Rage Stabbing Dies A man who was stabbed during a road rage incident on November 21st died Sunday at St. Joseph' s Hospital The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office reports that the investigation is ongoing and the case will be turned over to the State Attorney s Office for review According to witnesses, two vehicles were traveling south on Manhattan \ V hen one dri ven by Adelson Wathson, 20 sped into oncoming traffic and went around a vehicle driven by Alcisviades Polanco. 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