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-celebrating 67 Years In The Tampa Bay Area ID I SEE PAGE 23-A VOL. 66 NO. 36 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011 48 PAGES 75 FamiiV 01 Road Rage Victim Upset With Decision SEE PAGE 2-A Residents ComnlailtlbOut Ganu Problems SEE PAGE 3-A ,Entertainer Hosts Event To Support Cancer Research SEE PAGE 11-A COMMUNITY BUSINESS OWNERS AND OFFICIAlS MER WITH Til CEO A small group of African American business owners, present and past elected officials had breakfast at the Open Cafe on Tuesday morning with Joe Lopano, Chief Executive Officer of Tampa International Airport. During his first year, TIA has netted a $2 million profit; added two international flights to Cuba and Switzerland; and will be managing major renovations and overall expansion. Among those attending the breakfast on the first row from left to right: Attorney Elita McMillion, Director of Ethics, Compliance, and Diversity at TIA; State Rep. Janet Cruz; State Rep. Betty Reed; Joe Lopano, CEO ofTIA; State Senator Arthenia Joyner; Mrs. Chloe Coney, District Director for U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor; and Rev. Thomas Scott. Standing left to right are: W:albert Malphus, Mrs._ ..Yolanda Anthony, Roosevelt Scott, Melvin Nelson, Michael Hadley, Jackie L. Hearns, Marvin Knight, breakfast host; Ernest Coney, Jr., Interim CEO of the CDC of Tampa, Inc., Ms. Janet Zink, Director of Communications at TIA; County Commissioner Les Miller, Jr., Mrs. Evangeline Best, Ms. S. Kay Andrews, breakfast hostess and publisher of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin; and businessman Sol Davis, Sr. (Photography by Toby Scott, of Chow and Scott Keepsakes).

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ffi Familv Of Road Rage Organizations Plan Annual Christmas oav Celebration Victim unset With Decision w c c a: u. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter On November 21, 2011, Wathson Adelson was driving south on Manhattan Boulevard near Waters when he encountered Alcisviades Polanco, who was driving in the same direction. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Adelson sped around Polanco's vehicle then came to a stop in the roadway blocking Polanco's vehicle. Deputies said both men got out of their cars, exchanged WATHSON ADELSON ..... died after stabbed after road rage incident. words, and at some' point, Ground" law as a defense. Polanco armed himself with On Monday, the Hills bo-a weapon, and stabbed rough County State Adelson the head and Attorney's Office released a shoulder area. Adelson was statement, saying they had hospitalized and eventually completed their review of the C died from his wounds. incident and no charges will fE An investigation was initi-be filed against Polanco as 0 ated, and Polanco claimed "the evidence is insufficient Z he was defending himself and to rebut Polanco's claim of < used the "Stand Your self defense. Dale Mabrv King Dav Celebration The Dale Mabry Campus W of Hillsborough Commu:nity College will have its iJj Martin Luther King, Jr. :::i Day celebration on m Thursday, January 19, 2012 in the Student Services z Building in the Auditorium. i= The guest speaker is Clarence Fort, who is ...J expected to have an inter-esting slant of stories to tell CLARENCE FORT ...J froni his actual encounter Carolyn D. Curtis is during one of Dr. King'schair of the Martin Luther i= visits to Tampa. King, Jr. Committee. w en < c a: 0 ...J u. Adelson's uncle, James Medard, said the family is angry over the decision and plans to take action ''I'm person a lly investigat ing the case based on what witnesses said and it makes no sense. I don't see how this could be self defense when Wathson was sitting in his car when he was stabbed. What kind of threat could he have represented to that man sitting in his car?" Medard said the family is going to hire an attorney to appeal the decision that this was self defense. "Too many people stand behind this law when some thing like this happens and in this case, the facts don't justify that," said Medard. "My nephew was never threate ning to this man, and from what we've been told, Polanco got out of his car and Wathson and attacked him. He never had a chance to protect him self." Medard said the family wants the incident heard in a court system that will see all the facts. "Right now, it seems some one took Polanco's story and just ran with it. We feel this has racial overtones and when I get back to Miami, I will sit down with my pastor, who is president of the NAACP chapter there." Medard said thefamily is planning a candlelight vigil for W athson, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure this case doesn't disappear "They have opened a can of worms and now they are goii;J.g to have to deal with it." WIGS Starting At $9.99 LACEFRONTS Starting At $19.99 HUMAN HAIR Starting At $5.99 APPUCATION Individuals $15 I Strips $1 0 FUU SET DE NAILS $18 ALL SYNTHETIC HAIR Starting At $7.99 QUATRO PACKS Starting At $13.99 -DRAWSTRING PONYTAILS Starting At $7.99 REMI HAIR Buy One, Get One 20% OFF YAKI PERM BRAID 2/$5 00 10096 KANEKALON GREEN, YELLOW, WHITE PUMPUP 79 FREE GLUE & STOCKING CAP W!Hair Purchase Over $20 FREE LACEFRONT APPLICATION W/Purchase I $15 When You Bring Your Own ALL ELECTRONICS 20% OFF ALL ACCESSORIES $1 -SEW-IN Jii'W vu.Ji1--BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Three years ago, two orga. nizations seeking the same goal, united. Since that time, Feed Our Children Ministries, Inc., and The River at Tampa Bay Church combined their efforts to help less fortunate residents at Christmas. This year, the event will take place on Christmas Day, at The River at Tampa Bay Church, 3738 River International Dr. As in past years, buses will pick up at several locations and transport residents to the church. They can attend a worship service and will receive a bag of groceries. Additionally, children in attendance will receive a toy. P a s t o r Moses Brown, founder of Feed Our Children, Inc. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. "This is ourthird year partnering with The River at Tampa Bay Church. Even though it is Christmas Day, we know that there are many who have lost their jobs and are in need. We are trying to help keep the family intact. "We also know that many of the churches will not have service that day so we are having service for anyone who wants to attend. Last year, we provided for about 2,000 people. This year, we are prepared for about 2,500 .. people," Pastor Brown said. The schedule for bus pick ups will take place at the fol lowing times and locations: PASTOR MOSES BROWN .. Founder of Feed Our Children Ministries, Inc. Lake Avenue and N. 22nd Street, pickup time 8:40 a.m.; Lake Avem,1e and Central Avenue and N. 22nd Street, 8:40 a.m.; and Lake Avenue and N. Central Avenue, 8:50a.m. The bus will pickup in the North Boulevard. Homes area at the intersection of Main Street and N. Blvd., 8:30 a.m.; and in the Tampa Park area at Scott St. at 9 a.m. In North Tampa, the bus will pickup passengers at the corner of N Fletcher Avenue and N. 15th Street, 8:40a.m.; at N. Fowler Avenue and 17th Street, 8:30 a.m.; at Del Rey Court, 8:40 a.m.; and at the intersection of Bougainvillea and 11th Street, 9:20a.m. Pastor Brown said anyone interested jn obtaining additional information can visit the website at www.FeedOurChildren.org, or contact him at (813) 784-1021.

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Features :2 Clair-Mel, Palm River Director Surprised With Award At Homeless Coalition Banquet (') Residents sav Thev m Have Gang Problems BY LEON B. CREWS personnel at the restaurant did nothing to stop it. Deputies were called, and came to see what was going 1\) 0 .... .... BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Angelo Fluker said he doesn't. mind helping out when asked. So, he thought nothing of it when he was asked to attend the Homeless Coalition Banquet last month. What Fluker didn't know that he was the recipient of the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County "Com munity Hero Award." "I was very much surprised. They told me I had to fill in and go to the banquet. I said sure, it was a nice little setup. But, I was caught to tally by surprise," he said. Fluker has been an employee of Metropolitan Min istries for several years. However, he remembers when he was a client of the organization. A former ac:ldict, Fluker ended a decade of addiction on March 13, 1994, when he entered a drug treatment center. He stated that he, began using crack cocaine in 1984. "I loved it better than my mother, my father, or any woman. I faithfully believed in crack. I would wake up in the morning knowing that I was going to get high." H e credits his family with never giving up on him and said, "You abuse the most, the ones that love you, and you take that love as a weakness, taking advantage of them. my family knew how to ANGELO FLUKER Director of Property Management at Metropolitan Ministries love me." He said he stayed away from his family because he could see their disappointment. He told himself the same thing every addict says and that is that he could quit, but he always ended up on that same slippery slope, he said. Fluker remembers harrowing his brother's car one year before Thanksgiving. The next time his brother heard from him, the new year had arrived. "When I called my brother, he wasn't con cerned about the car. He just wanted to know if I was al right." His turning point came one day when he was supposed to take money to his Areas Of Practice: BANKRUPTCY: CHAPTER 7 & 13 CHILD SUPPORT .t PROBATE & WILLS GUARDIANSHIP SOCiAL SECURITY PERSONAL INJURY FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION FOR BANKRUPTCY. REASONABLE RATES & PAYMENT PLAN. Praeticing Law In: Criminal Defense Fairiily Law Personal Injury Attomey & Counselor At Law Cypress Point Office Park 10014 N. Dale Mabry, Suite 101 Tampa, Florida 33618 (813)269-9706 ,. Fax:(SlJ)%0-0641 The lUring of a lawyer i s an im)X!rtanl dccisi.on th;,a 1101 be baxd solely upon advenimteniS Before you deetde. ask us 10 sc11d you free writu:n nbuut our qu.1lifica1ions and exptricnce A,..,.mevArlaw 109 N. Annenia Avenue Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 264-8717 daughter for her birthday. "I got about a block away I never made it. I woke up on the side of the street. The next night, it was the same thing. Fluker said when he called his brother to come and get him, he had made the decision to change his life. "As I was going through the program, my family never turned their backs on me, and by all accounts, they should have." A Tampa native, Fluker, 51, enjoys riding motorcycles and said he is "the greatest barbecuer you'll ever meet." He is a member of Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church, a father, and grandfather. He is engaged to Ms. Tateisha Cleary. Fluker has worked in several capacities at Metro politan Ministries. He feels that he is giving back to the organization that helped him and helping others who are traveling the path he traveled so many ago. Sentinel StaffWriter For fear of retaliation, Catrina and Felicia don't want their last names used, but both women said there is a growing problem in their community with gang vio lence. "The problem is there is a gang in Progress Village that has an ongoing feud with kids in Clair-Mel, and things have gotten really violent lately," said the two women. One particular incident both women point to oc curred three weeks ago at the Red Lobster Restaurant in Brandon. According to Catrina, her son was waiting along with a friend to be seated when a group of young men from Progress Village walked in. "They walked past my son and his friend, then turned around and attacked them for no reason," said Catrina. "There were about five young men involved, and the on According to the Hills borough County Sheriffs Of fice, deputies were called to the restaurant about a dis turbance, but when they ar rived, nothing was going on and no report was taken. Catrina said her son had to be hospitalized, and his friend was also treated at the hospital. "Most of the boys in volved in this are juveniles, so they don't really get punished," said Catrina. "We're afraid this will es-calate into something that 6 will cost someone their life, :::D and that's so stupid. Some-. one has to get these kids 0 under control before they get m hurt, or hurt someone else." The Hillsborough County z Sheriffs Office Ga:ng Unit p! said they haven't identified m any known gangs in that ? area, but are aware of small r-m groups of teenagers causing :::! problems. Z 'tJ c: m r-m c m < m -4 c: m 0 c News Alert: The Florida Law States That You May Be Entitled To $1 0,000 )> z c For Loss Wages And Medical Care ... Ptirsonalized Service .-.: Support and Help from the beginning to the end. Attorneys An Attorney will come to you at home or work -No Recovery, No Fees Investigators If there is a dispute on how the accident occured Transportation Available Auto Repair !3ody Shop Care Provided Specializing In: Car Bus Bicycle Motorcycle Slip & Fall Pedestrian Incidents Loss Wages Wrongful Death And More .... _______ _ _ ..... Call Michelle B. 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.... c; Features N Recruitment Begins w For Youth Organization (.) w 0 > <( BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter 0 Sanford Harper, Jr. a: u. has never given up his dream of making productive people out of our youth. Through his organization, Juveniles United In A Community Ef fort (J.U I.C.E.), Harper has made it possible for young men between the ages of 6 and 12 to establish savings accounts, and make a contri bution to their families. On Friday at the Robert Saunders Library from 4:3 0 p. m. until 5:30 p. m., Harper will be recruiting 14 kids to join his cadets. SANFORD HARPER, JR. Harper educates the youth in a structured, mili tary style fashion with reward and promotion being earned by learning vocabulary words and academic achievement. "They will learn commu nication skills, good work habits, and how to save and invest their money," said Harper. 0 "We also will teach them "Since 2004, we have suc cessfully graduated three classes of cadets," said Harper. "Our motto is "Never Give Up!" a: LL. 0 z <( 0 en w :::: ..... > a: w > w 0 w :I: en ::::i m :::: D.. z tu ...J ...J :::: lD ...J w z i= z w en <( 0 a: 0 ...J LL. how to start and maintain a business, and how to reinvest their earnings to make op portunities for others." re'tJatt/uuJj .. $ Anyone who wants / to know more about this youth organization can call (813) 900-9679 Monday, January 16, 2012 at 6:45A.M. Hyatt Regency Downtown Tampa Admission $30 ... For Reserved Table of 10, Call (813) 546-3926 -NO lickets Sold At Oooi' TICkets and Reserved Tables can be purchased on-line at TOBA-NETWORK.ORG Keynote Speaker Doctor Paulette C. Walker National First Vice President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Purchase lickets at the following locations: Downtown: The Law Office of Delano S. Stewart; P. 505 E. Jackson Street Suite 301 (813) 221-4454 West Tampa: Ray Williams Funeral Home 301 N. Howard Ave. (813) 253-3419 La Tanya's Hair Studio 2942 W Columbus Drive Suita 109 (813) 253-2282 East Tampa: African Extravaganza 1409 Tampa Park Plaza (813) 228-7712 East Tampa: Open Cafe 3222 N. 34th Street (813) 247-2628 Oriental Ash Company 3608 N 15th Street (813) 247-5128 North Tampa: Bible Based Fellowship 4811 Ehrtlch Road (813) 264-4000 Brandon: Slsta RiseN' Shine 213 E. Robertson St. (813) 662-(15()2 Riverview: Clin1on Paris, Esquire Boardwalk of RivarYiew 10014 WaterWorks Lane (813) 413-7924 Local Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapter President Ends Tenure BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The month of December marks the changing of the guard of administration for Gamma Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. As the final days of the month end, Mrs. Dianna Allen-Quin is finalizing her presidency and preparing to surrender the reins of the or ganization to the newly elected president, Ms. Donna Douglas. Mrs. Allen-Quin said, "I am thankful for the trust that the members of the Gamma Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. placed in me as their president I hope that my tenure continued the great legacy of service as the Gamma Theta Omega Chapter Presidents before me." During her administra tion, the organization in creased its membership; provided leadership and mentoring to sorority mem bers attending local universi ties, and sponsored two MRS. DIANNAALLEN-QUIN ... Outgoing President of Gamma Theta Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. youth groups. During her tenure as president, the or ganization has awarded more than $40,000 in scholar ships and participated in the Miss Teenage Tampa Scho larship Pageant. A historical marker was installed at the AKA House to commemorate the 30th An niversary of Gamma Theta Omega, Inc. While Mrs. 'Allen-Quin admits that her presidency has kept her busy, she shares credit of accomplishment with the members of the or-Small Business Services Need Help getting Started or Expanding Minority Business Enterprise Certifications Non Profits-501 (c)3 Setup Call Now: 813 207-0003 ganization, stating that her efforts were supported by women who shared their time and talents to foster their organization s interna tional program, Global Lead ership Through Timeless Service. She also credits sorority leaders such as Carolyn House Stewart, Esq., International President; and Ms. Marsha Lewis Brown, South Atlantic Re gional Director for their lead ership. The other outgoing offi cers are: Ms. Deidre R. Jones, 1st Vice President; Ms. Donna Douglas, 2nd Vice President; Ms. Laetitia Sims, Recording Secretary; Ms. Miriam Dorisca, As sistant Recording Secretary; Mrs. Yvette Hall, Treas urer; Mrs. Iva Carter, Fi nancial Secretary; and Mrs. Nicole Travis, Correspon ding Secretary. Other outgoing officers include: Ms. Deborah Barnes, Chaplain; Mrs. Sandra Davis, Hostess; Mrs. Freddie Hudson, Assistant Hostess; Mrs. Lacquitta Ann FulliloveBerry, Ivy Leaf Reporter; Ms. -Tara Legree, Door Keeper; Mrs. Erin Shell Anthony, Historian; Mrs. Tangela Dupree, Member At-Large; Mrs. Apu McCray, Custodian; Mrs. Barbara Twine-Thomas, Esq., Parliamentarian; Mrs. Elaine Bryant, Graduate Advisor for the University of Tampa; Mrs. Evelyn E McFadden, Graduate Advisor for the University of South Florida; and Mrs. Emily Rogers, Business Manager. Ms. Douglas will begin her two-year terrri as presi-dent in January 2012.

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E_ditorials/Columns (USPS 202-140) ticed that Summer Fall and .:< 2207 21st Avenue, Tampa Florida 33605 (813) 248-1921 Winter come at the same tl'me C Published Every Tuesday and Friday By m FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBUSHING Co. every year? C') Member ol Nationai.Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Have you noticed that the and Amalgamated Publishers Inc., New York. 1990-94 CP Timelnternational sun comes out during the day POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To: and the moon at night? JJ Florida Sentinel Bulletin, I told him I could go on, P.O. Box 3363 Tampa, FL 33601 b h -Periodical Postage Paid At Tampa, FL ut e got my point. These 1\) C Blythe Andrews 1901-1977 (1945) C. Blythe Andrews, .Jr. 193()..2010 (1977) S. KAY ANDREWS, PI,JBLISHER C. BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill, PRESIDENT ALLISON WELL5-CLEBERT, CFO GWEN HAYES, EDITOR IRIS MOLTON, CITY EDITOR HAROLD ADAMS, CIRCULATION MANAGER BETIY DAWKINS, ADVERTISING DIRECTOR TOYNETIA COBB, PRODUCTION MANAGER LAVORA EDWARDS, CLASSIFIED MANAGER Subscriptions-$44.00-6 Months Both Ed i tions: $87.00-Per Year Both Editions Opinions expressed on editorial pages of this newspaper by Columnists or Guest Writers, do not necessarily reflect the editorial stance of The Florida Sentinel Bulletin or the Publisher. A loving Christmas In A Time Of Confusion L isten. For, we mean this with all our hearts. May you and the ones you love have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May you celebrate your holiday with a Christmas tree, a Kinara, or any item, which makes you mindful of the joy that is brought by the birth of a child who was born in a manger. On behalf of our staff who works equally as hard as any of Santa's elves, and on behalf of the men and women who brave good weather and bad weather to make certain the news, which is worthy to print and is fit to read, you receive on a timely manner, we hope that your holidays will be peaceful and uneventful. We pray that your elders will live to see Christmas Day and the days beyond Christmas Day. However, let us make a small plea for safety and common sense. As a local preacher was overheard to say, "Do not let the evil, anger and stupidity of others drag you down to hell with them." In other words, let it not be said of any man, woman, or child, "You are the reason I am going to hell." If you drink, drink moderately. If you love to party, you most certainly might make yourself at home, but remember: "You're not home!" Conduct yourselves so that you don't have to say, "I'm sorry," especially for something you said, which you should not have said. Spend your money wisely. Remember: There is a day after Christmas. And don't be angry if Kris Kringle forgets to give you exactly what you wanted. Be happy that you got something at all. Furthermore, give to the homeless. Share whenever safe and possible. And continue to celebrate a holiday that is dedicated to love and kindness. God bless you. Bucs' losses: An Unsolved Mvsterv Said PsYChologist Alfred Adler, "You cannot train or condition a living being for defeat." Perhaps, he was not aware of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers whose team members for years have seemingly worn a curse more form fit-ting than the uniforms they wear whenever they take to the playing field. Are the Buccaneers losers, or are they simply a team that hasn't yet discovered how to win? Fans who pride themselves in knowing every iota about the gridiron will; no doubt, have answers to both questions we have posed. But until football fan philosophy becomes gridiron law, the bald-faced and bloody questions of why the Tampa Bay Bucs won't win or can't win will haunt every coach and player who dons an orange or pewter uniform. Have you ever stood beside a Buccaneers football player while waiting in line at a supermarket? Did you notice how physically fit each player seems to be? Indeed, if in your shock, you referred to Bucs players as supermen, you could be forgiven. You might also be forgiven if you askecJ, "Given perfect health, a clear mind to remember plays and render light-speed decisions; given the best of food, good money, the nicest of homes, and a coach who could rival Knute Rockne, why, on any given day, can't a team such as the Tampa Bay Bucs be victorious? We're told; the answer is "Other teams have better players than do the Bucs." Then others declare, "The Bucs' coaching team leaves a.lot to be desired." Few make mention of the Glazers, however. But this is what we say: Regardless of its faults or foibles, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on any given night; is a champion team that can play the pads off of any other team. We know it is true. But the question remains; "Do the Buccaneers know it is true? Indeed, what the Buccaneers really need, money or a new coach can't buy. Celebrati-ng Chri-Stmas things represent order in the =z universe and they just don t ...... D -A D -happen by themselves. A urlng epreSSIOD Supreme Being is responsible !recently said Merry mas to a man who angrily replied, how can I have a Merry Christmas when I have no job, no money and nobody to celebrate it with? It was a very good question. I could tell by -the look on his face, the tone of his voice and the bitterness in his con versation that he was mad and feeling sorry for himself. As I looked at him, he to me, well Mr. Merry Christmas, what have you got to say to that? I said, well Sir Christmas it isn t about how much money you have or how many gifts you will get and neither is it about how many gifts you will be able to buy. Instead, it is a celebration of the birth of Christ who loves you and died upon the Cross so that one day you can have a better life. Then he said, oh Lord, here you go with that when I get to heaven stuff. I don't want to wait until I get to heaven I want to enjoy life now. Be sides, he said, how do I know that heaven exists? I asked him, does he believe in the Supreme Being known as God? He told me that he didn't know, but he did not know of any reason to believe. I said there are a host of reasons for you to believe. Start with, regardless of how broke you are you are alive, have the use of all of your limbs and appear to be in good health. I said to him, have you ever watched a baby grow from a small infant into a full grown adult? An accorn into a giant oak tree, the sun rising in the East and setting in the West A Storv From Iraq !receive letters from the people who read my column. Some of the letters are from kooks. Some other letters say the writers think I'm a kook. I don't respond to all the letters I receive. But every now and then, I either respond to the letter s author, or I share with you what in my opinion is a letter worth read ing ... a tale worth listening to. Such was a letter I received almost a year ago. It was sent by a soldier who simply iden tified himself as an Iraqi War veteran. He assured me that he had no objections to my using portions of his letter in my column. I thanked the sol dier, and stuffed his letter in one of my file cabinets. Yet, have you ever heard or thought you heard a voice, which whispered to you, "Do this or do that?" Well, one of those voices spoke to me. It said, "Go dig that letter out that the soldier sent you a while ago. Dig it out and pub lish his story. So, With some editing, here is the story I re ceived almost a year ago Said my pen pal, I was on night patrol. Everybody was tense because our intelligence told us we might be in enemy territory even though the na tives in the area swore up and down that they were our friends and that we had nothing to fear. Though it seldom over whelmed us, we were always afraid ... always scared of the unknown, but common place. And much like I've heard men say who fought in VietNam, each soldier believed he had a lottery number tacked to his chest. And when it was his time to pack it in, there was nothing he or she could do about it. So, we rode. And let me tell you, anyone who doesn't think the desert gets cold, has never ridden in a creaky Humvee at 40 miles an hour on a dark night so icy that the cold coated your fingers like popsi cles. Our head lamps did the best they could do, and every body looked at the truck ahead of him We all prayed, not sim ply to see a new day, but to see another minute, when sud denly, one of our fellows shouted he saw a flare just qff the right horizon. He said it was as bright as a flare from a flare pistol or from a firecracker. At first, we didn't see it. Then, as we began to adjust our eyes, we noticed that the flare just seemed to be suspended in space. One of our guys thought it was a drone and said, "Ihope to God that son-of-a-b-! doesn't take us for an Iraqi caravan or something!" and that same being is watch ing over you. Then, the man asked me was I a preacher. I told him that whether I wanted to be or not, I am a child of God and He controls my future and his, too. I told him Christmas is my favorite time of year. It is a time to be glad, to spend time with family and friends, and a time to forget your trials and tribulations. Just wish peace on Earth and good will toward all men. The man said yeah and walked away. It may not be, but I believe this will be the best conversation I Will all Christmas long. As you go about Christmas, be happy and be at peace. Re member, not you, but Jesus is the reason for the season. Merry Christmas and peace be unto each and every one of you. Most of us laughed. But we crossed our fingers, watched whatever it was that was hang ing like a big, yellow light bulb in the sky, and decided that we'd go check it out And it seemed, the moment Sarge gave us orders to recon, that thing in the sky began to move due East So, we followed it as first it raced along so fast that we could hardly keep up with it. And then, as quickly as it was speeding, it stopped directly over a dilapidated mud-brick building. Still watching what ever that thing was that was beaming down on the build ing, Sarge mustered out with his M16 ready. He crept into "" 5 JJ !; C/) m z m r-aJ c r r-gJ z c m r-c;; ::1: m c m c m C/) =< )> z c the building. For a moment, there was silence. Then we heard him scream, ''You guys, come he-re!. You ain't gonna :::;:: believe this!" We stumbled in to find that the was a straw stuffed sheep stable And sitting in the midst of the stable was a map, his wife, and a little baby whose eyes sparkled, but he didn't cry. I don't know why, but I was first to fall to my knees. Then everybody else followed suit. Each of us had Hershey bars and little tririkets. On cue, we each gave the parents and their baby what we had. Then we left without a word. We went back the next day during daylight. We found nothing at all. Not even the building was standing. I don ? t believe in ghosts or the super natural. But I and my buddies have always believed that we saw Jesus, that night. If you j don't think your readers will G) laugh, please tell them what I m saw." Well, are t

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Politicizing A FAMUTra e The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees (BOT) sent a blistering message to Governor Rick Scott: "Stay out of our business," where the Board refused to accept his demand to suspend President James Ammons. Several criminal investigations are underway over the tragic death of drum major Robert Champion, ruled a homicide resulting from a band hazing ritual. The unfortunate death shined a glaring spotlight on the dangerous hazing culture prevalent at universities every where. The seriousness of the investigation of the horrible > event evolved into an unneces Ammons answers to the 13 W member FAMU Board of ffi Trustees. That legal authority ::t: was given to them to eliminate this kind of political meddling that has interfered with the ::) academia in the past. 0.. Interestingly enough, Gov. Scott only appointed 3 of the ti 13 on the board, so his politi..J cal influence was minimal ..J fromthestart. None of those variables stopped Gov. Scott. His injection into the matter set off a firestorm of anger and panic, mobilizing the FAMU alumni and the Tallahassee community. The ministerial alliance met with Gov. Scott at the mansion. That night, thousands of FAMU students marched to the Mansion demanding that the governor not interfere. Gov. Scott came out of the mansion to talk with students. He opened with the line he uses on all Black people ... I grew up in a housing project," refused to back down. But he would soon understand that he stepped into a realm well beyond his influence. Following the mansion rally, there was the very critical closed meeting between Governor Scott and Dr. Ammons. Also in the meeting was former Senator AI Lawson, BOT member Marjorie Turnbull and Gov. Scott's top staffers. Reportedly a staffer was pac ing saying, "I told you not to do this." Scott meanwhile tried to convince Ammons that taking a month's paid leave with pay was more like a vacation. This was a face sav ing effort for Scott no doubt that didn't work. Marjorie Turnbull, a well-respected educator, for mer lawmaker and daughter of a University of Florida President, lit into Gov. Scott telling him he was totally out of line and was overreaching. Dr. Ammons emerged say ing he would honor the BOT decision. The Board Of Trustees dismissed the governor' s suspension demand. Scott, has taken the focus away from the investigation. This is not about Dr. Ammons, or Dr. Julian White, but what happened to Robert Champion, and to prevent it from reoccurring. Gov. Scott is the most unpopular governor in Florida history With so little support, meaning 74% of the people dislike him, what did he expect to gain politically? With numbers like that, it's hard to muster support even if he were right. Was it worth the side tracking of a critical process to attempt to gain political mileage? Who knows. As usual, Rick Scott wants it his way, without compromise. That's not how to govern successfully. That's not how you represent the people. He keeps losing in the courts and now thankfully in an area where he should never be allowed to tinker. He has no respect for the laws, constitu tion and very little respect for higher education, in particular. The F AMU family has suc cessfully beaten back political subterfuge spanning six decades. There have been sug gested mergers, closures and a host of schemes to dismantle the county's #1 HBCU. It's nothing new, nor is the fight to prevent, it. But the ministers, alumni and the stu dents, without fear or political agenda rallied for the institu tion and its mission. The other universities were watching intently. No one wants Rick Scott to pick its president. ::) m ..J w z i= z w en AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS WRECK LIVES!
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Loca African American Business Owners Have Breakfast With Til's CEO A small group of African American business owners, and present and past elected officials had breakfast at the Open Cafe on Tuesday morning with the Chief Executive Officer of Tampa International Airport. Mr. Joe Lopano, was chosen for the position of CEO of TIA about 1 year ago. M ;r. Lopano's passion for his job and his new commu ni
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Local i Vision Of Harmonv Annual Trip To Moore Gravesite In Mims Held Sneak Preview c 01 'Reunited' a: BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor LL Video Available On S aturday, Dec e mber 1 S t mor e than 40 p e opl e r epre s e ntin g all five of the B ay Area IX Branches of the NAACP traveled to Mims, Florid a The occ as ion was t h e a nnual pil g rim age to the grav e s ite s of Harry T. and Harriette Moore Thi s past Octob e r Vision Of Harmony held au ditions for the i r vid e o for thei r song Reunit e d .' The audition s wer e su c cessful and a few w eeks later, the ladies, along with cast members, set off to complete the shoot. The video was filmed in both Spring Hill and Brooksville Florida, and launches nationally on CTN, BET, The Word Network etc in February 2012. "God has given us a VI SION and He is seeing it through, states Valencia. "God is always in the Center of all that we do and we will c forever give Him the a: says Angela. LL Prior to the launch, a sneak preview of the video <( has been placed on Crazy Praise Live (a Christian Netc work and Social Site) and can U) w 1-w > w c w ::I: U) ::::i m D. z i= w ..J ..J m ..J w z i= z w U) <( c a: 0 ..J LL <( I co w VISION OF HARMONY Angela And Valencia be accessed by logging into www.crazypraiselive.com From the search box, type: Vision Of Harmony and hit The video is entitled REUNITED.' So Click and get your praise on and Re member, "Don't just Praise Him, Crazy Praise Him!" More than 200 people at t e nded the annual memorial service held at the gravesite. After the program, those in attendance attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Memorial Park.They also toured the Replica of the Moore home the Reflection Pool, and Museum. Ms. Pat Spencer, Area IX Director said "This year we focused on the youth and tried to take as many young sters as possible aboard the buses on this historic journey. "The Hernando Branch NAACP donated shirts and the youngsters took part in a quiz with the shirt being the Pre-registration before Thursday, December 22nd at 7 P.M guarantees a gift for your child. Requests for toys after 7 Thursday,. wem!mDer 22nd are not guaranteed. Please leave the following information on our voicemall: Parents name, zip code, each child's age a nd sex. Children must be to receive gift LOTS OF DOOR PRIZES FOR EVERYONE AND GREAT TOYS FOR EVERY KID. PRE;.REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AND BE THERE . BY 4 P.M. TO ENSURE A SEAT. Ms. (Juanita) Evangeline Moore, seated, is shown with Ms. Pat Spencer, Secretary for the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP, and Brendien Mitchell, President of the Florida State Youth and College Division of the NAACP. prize." Ms. Spencer said that during the trip, the young:.. sters watched Ruby Bridges movie "The Help," and a documentary on Civil Rights. They also watched historic incidents that took place in St. Augus tine on the trip. Some of the youngsters in attendance included Brendien Mitchell, President of the Florida State Youth and College Division of the NAACP. Ms. (Juanita) Evange-line Moore, 81, the surviv ing daughter of Harry T. and Harriette Moore also attended the ceremony and other events in remembrance of her pare nts. Harry T. Moore was the first Executiv e Secr e t a ry of the Florid a St a te NAACP. H e a nd his wif e Harriette, ot g ai lized the first Br e v a rd County Branch of th e NAACP in 1934 As Executive S ec r e t a r y of the Progr es siv e Vot e r s L eag ue, Moore's e f i fort to re g iste r vo t e r s down barri e r s a nd was re7 sponsibl e for the re g istr a tion of tens of thousands of African Americans through out the state On November 6, 1951, Brevard County Sheriff Willis McCall was trans porting two prisoners. Sammy Shepherd and Walter Irvin to court. He shot the two handcuffed men, killing Shepherd and criti cally woundingIrvin claim ing they attempted to escape. Moore called for the indict ment of McCall for murder. Six weeks later, on De cember 25, 1951, the couple returned home after celebrat ing their 251 h wedding an niversary. A bomb exploded under the bedroom of their home. Moore died that night en route to the hospital30 miles away and his wife died nine days later. Their deaths marked the first murders of a prominent Civil Rights leader, and sparked the American Civil Rights move ment. Tampa resident the late Robert W . Saunders, Sr., replaced Moore as the Florida State Secretary of the NAACP. The annual trip to the gravesites for next year will take place on Saturday ; De cember 15, 2012 CORRECTION In an article in TUesday's paper about St. Peter Claver Catholic School, it stated that New York Life contributed $too,ooo to the school. The contribution was given to the Step Up For Students Program. The New York Life representatives visited the. school to meet soi:ne of the children who benefit from the program. The scholarships are given to hidividuals wlto can use them _at any school of their choice. We apologize for any inconvenience the error may have caused. "The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself" 1 SentlneiBulletin A M f.RI U\'S '!;!o!l.\\liliK.l.Y I, / I c [: ;\

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c (vv.1-3). thebestforyoutogivebirth, C Sometimes the promises but it is the appointed time of God are not fulfilled in for it to come forth. Some-m your life when you think it is times life may be too the best time. God does not crowded to give birth under m have to fulfill the promises of normal circumstances; J:l 1\) your life when things are therefore, God has to allow convenient. If God has made you to give birth in an iso-1\l 0 you a promise you need to be lated place _. ...... ready and prepared for it to God will bring the promanifest itself even when mise He made to pass. The things are chaotic and others promise will manifest itself are in power. in God's time. You have to When the time came for keep trusting God imd giving her to give birth to the PromHim the glory Don't worry Promises Fulfilled God is a God who keeps all of the promises He has made to His people. No matter the promise, God will bring it to pass at the ap pointed time. People must realize how blessed they are by having the promises of God and learn to rejoice when He manifest the pro mise. Luke writes for this week's lesson the story of Mary and Joseph (Luke 1:46-55; 2:1-7). Mary con fesses whom the glory be longs to and who she should rejoice in (vv. 46, 47). Mary knows that the reason she is blessed and being blessed is not because of her own accomplishments. Mary understands that she is in the position she is because of God and God alone. Therefore, she glorifies God and rejoices in what God has done. The people of God who know that they are blessed by God and are where they are because of His goodness must be mind ful to give God the glory and the honor. Mary acknowledges God's ability to take those who are often the less, the least, and left-out and do marvelous things for them. God shows mercy to those who fear or respect Him (vs. so). God is a God of grace and He does not mind show ing people His mercy The fear of God is not to be interror of God, but rather to re spect Him. The same mercy God showed to generations of old He will show to current and future generations. The key for every generation to expe rience the mercy of God is to respect Him. Mary recalls the deeds God has performed to demonstrate His power, His mercy, and ability to fulfill His promise. By scattering the proud (vs. 51), bringing down rulers and lifting up the humble (vs. 52), and filling the hungry and send ing the rich away empty (vs. 53) points to God's ability to reverse things in favor of His people. This is a key mes sage of Jesus to the world. The promise God made to Mary was manifested in a time of chaos and political unrest. This is emphasized by pointing to the requirement -that every person needed to be registered; and ise of God there was no room about the situation you are for them in the inn, she had in, just keep doing what you to wrap Him in swaddling are called to do and in God's clothes, and lay Him in a time you will give birth to the manger (vv. 6, 7). promise He promised you. HE FAITH CHURCH r 0 J:l c )>. CJ) m z ::! z m r llJ c: r rm ::! z c: llJ r c;; :I: m c m < m -f c: m CJ) c )> z c J:l c

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;'-==w=e.;....._s-=-1 =-,a_m_p_a-=a:-u--::si:-n-es-s-es--Pi-tc_h __ Yo_u_nu-F-ilm_m_a_k_er-In To Feed Those In Need Aspires To Be Biu Time w c c a: LL BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter On Monday, several West Tampa businesse s joined together to feed more than 100 people for Christmas. The occasion took place at 1938 West Main Street. Annie Ruth, who has a restaurant on Main Street, prepared the food, and said she enjoyed it all. "I got frustrated at first, because some people who were supposed to help out by bringing food didn't show up, said Annie Ruth. Annie Ruth and her granddaughter serve some of the people who turned out for the Christmas celebration. But, that didn t spoil my day, and I was happy to do my part. I used to do this from my home, and I enjoy > cooking and feeding people." Annie Ruth said the peoii: pie who ate were served LL macaroni and cheese, baked C beans, fried and baked z h" k c( c 1c en, macaroni salad, > and spaghetti. "A lot of people didn't get a en chance to eat, because we w ::::: 1-ran out of food. That won't happen again, because I will make sure there is more than enough food for the next celebration." Annie Ruth said she' s been cooking her entire life, and always wanted to open a restaurant. She loves being located on Main Street, and in the future, she said she would like to have a bigger place where people can sit while they eat. I often go into the parks in the area and feed people. I take my grandchildren with me, because I want them to see what I'm doing and why. I want to leave a legacy for them of caring for others." "I know my blessings will come later. For now, I'll just enjoy giving back any way I can." > w c w :::1: en ::i m ::::: Q. z i= w ..J ..J ::::: m ..J w z i= z w en c( c a: 0 ..J LL c( I 0 ..... MARIE TARVER WHITE Editor-In Chief ARTHUR MCKAY (813) 7 48-7299 Frank-El Soul Food 1441 E. Fletcher Ave. (813) 374-8869 Office Of Happy Feet Early Learning Academy 1924 E. Comanche Ave (813) 236-1999 Big John's Alabama BBQ, Inc. 5707 N. 40th St. (813) 623-3603 Empire Paint 3602 E. 7th Ave. (813) 247-3719 Shoe Heaven 1510 E Fowler Ave. (813) 866-7463 Xnax Food 2113 E. Ave. (813) 866-1523 Smokin' Oaks Barbeque 1501 E Sligh Ave. (813) 735-6004 E.V.E.'s Catering 3311 Cypress St. (813) 727-7884 LEE Tampa Locations Doug's Tires, 5120 N 22nd St. (813} 735-1626 Kouture's Beauty Suply 6014 N 40th St. Suite B Zeko's Express Grill 3609 E Busch Blvd. (813) 985-9356 The Open Cafe 3222 N. 34th St. 33605 (813) 500-0813. (813) 310-2820 511 Primary Care 13701 Bruce B Down Blvd #105 813 972 0150 Zephyrhills/Wesley Chapel McCant's Clip Appeal 35211 SR54W/Zephyrhills (1/2 Mile East of the Wesley Chapel Home Depot Temple Terrace Pretty Laces.Pretty Faces 9714 N 56th St. (813) 985-7282 Mango (One Stop Thrift Shop) 7614 N. 56th St. (813) 401-0896 Made Misses Boutique 9712 N. 56th St (813) 899-9000 Riverview ALPS 9613-1/2 South US Hwy. 301 -A. T. 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He left his native Haiti at the age of 12, and came to the United States seeking an education, and a career that would allow him to return to Haiti and create opportuni ties for others. Now at the age of 19, Abraham is a film student who has already received numerous awards for his work. His biggest reward came last year when he was selected first out of 12,000 students from around the state for "Success Stories" in media production. Although Abraham is realizing his dream in Tampa, his heart is still with his family and fellow coun trymen who were devastated by the earthquake. "Several of my family members were impacted by the earthquake, and I have gone back to see how they are doing and if there was anything I could do to help them." Abraham's interest in becoming a filmmaker start ed when he was 15 and a student at Brewster Technical Center. "When. I got involved in some productions as a student that made me realize being a film producer is what I wanted to do with my life. ''I'd ratherbe a film maker than an actor because that's theway i'll learn how films are actually made. My ultimate goal is to be a big Hollywood producer." Abraham is interested in returning to his home to film a documentary on the aftermath of the earthquake. He is also a devout Christian and attends a loc ai church. Abraham is currently working on his first film production by filming a movie in Tampa called "Bad Girls MACKENLEYABRAHAM Most Wanted." The movie is about two females on a mission to find and make money. On the journey, they found a voodoo book to help them and accomplish their mission. "My friend and I wrote the script for the movie, and the girls rob, kill, and even turn their backs on their loved ones to get what they want. We tried to the movie as real as possible, and it's been a lot of fun." Abraham said he understands it will take 5 to 6 years before he can actually call himself a professional, and much of what he's learned up to now has been gained through observ'ation. Right now, I want to focus on films that reflect what's going on in the community, because that's what people can identify with," said Abraham. "You have to have your own equipment to do this, and although I do have some, you need a profes.. sional filming camera, and I don't want to make bootleg movies. If I'm doing something, it has to come out good. I spend a lot of time making sure I have a quality product." .AiJ.yone in finding out more about what Abraham does and maybe wanting to act in one of his moves, can reach him at (813) 325-3576. .. st. M 0. t i:. h. e w IIJ Quality Care When You Are There U IDJ C D C Ill 3716 E. lake Ave (East Tampa) Pall Inc l ude: (bf'Mkfett. lund!, IMCic) Very Raiu Acceptlng'Title XX 011dVPic.' 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Loca Entenainer Hosts New Year's Eve Event To Suppon Cause BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Every year, entertainer Shawn Brown hosts one of the biggest holiday events in the area But Brown will be the first to tell you, he feels blessed to be able to do this every year. Brown has been a professional musician for more than 30 years, and has toured all over the world. He has opened for acts like Howard Hewitt, Roger & Zapp, Stephanie Mills, AI Green, Clarence Clemons, Christopher Cross, Earth, Wind & Fire, Keith Sweat, Ronnie Earl, and many others. "Although I've enjoyed some success, and have been able to that success with others, I learned long ago to not take life for grant-SHAWN BROWN ed, because it isn t guaranteed to anyone." Between the months of November 2008 and April 2010, Brown entered one of the biggest battles of his life when he was diagnosed with cancer. He had already lost a brother to the disease, and was determined to beat it. DECEMBER SPECIAlS: *BUY ONE HUMAN LACE GET 2ND HUMAN LACE 50% OFF *BUY ONE HUMAN LACE GET A FACIAL FOR $2soo *HUMAN LACES STARTING AT $1 "I was blessed by God to get through that, but that aroused my dream to use my talent and music to help peo ple who suffer from cancer." "My New Year's Eve gala is my way of partnering with organizations that work hard to save the lives of people suffering from cancer," said Brown. Brown partnered with the Gulfcoast Oncology Foundation in April 2011, and is looking to bring in even more organizations that deal directly with cancer suf ferers. "I want to enjoy every moment I have, because I don't know when it will all end," said Brown. "I want to make a difference while I'm here, and maybe leave something behind where whoever fol lows me will pick up where left off." 925 E. Brandon Blvd. Brandon, FL 33511 Located In The Main Street Plaza 813-654-3080 Thank you for choosing ............ s"''""'"""' at EndZone.

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All About You a: w [Q == w (.) w c c a: LL Brooks-DeBanolo High School Girls' Basketball 2011-2012 Season VINTORIA HOPPS C Please come out, all family and friends of the BrooksDeBartolo Phoenix Girls' Basketball family, and enjoy this bas> ketball season. Vintoria Hopps, #10, has reached her 1,000 point. en Vintoria finished the season last year #112 in the State of Florida for scoring and #35 in the State of Florida for steals, 1-14.6 points per game, 2.9 assists per game, 5.2 rebounds per game and 4.6 steals per game were just some of her highlightW edstats. > Wt---------------------------------------women's Basketball League Registration D..Th. f z e City o Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is regis-i= tering teams for the Women's Basketball League. The league play will begin OI). Thursday, January 5, and games will be S playe_d at 7 p.m.,_ and 8 p :m. The games will take place at the Dr. Ill Martin Luther King,(Jr., .Complex, 2200 N. Oregon Avenue. i:rl The on Wednesday, December 28th. For additional information call the Dr. M. L. King, Jr., Complex !z at (813) 259-1667, or email MLKCenter@tampagov.net. w en <( c a: 0 -1 LL lillie I Shaw Sending Out Well Wishes DEA. And MRS. LILLIE We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and blessed New Year. Oh yes, the promise is we will always .. : Ha Ha. It's OHicial I MR. And MRS. BUGGS Congrats to Nay Nay and Yoooo! Often imitated, but will never be duplicated! It's only right! Love, your sis I ace/ P.I.C., Britt. FYI Organization Receives Grant To Help Students AMikids recently received a $10,000 grant from Staples Foundation, a private foundation created by Staples, Inc. The grant is designated to help develop curriculum for youth who are struggling academically to ensure achievement in school. AMikids is a national non profit organization dedicated to providing youth an oppor. tunity to transform their lives. --KOURTNEV Happy holidays, and from us at spotlight headquarters, we wish you the best. Also wishing you the best is this week's fea ture, Kourtney. Just looking at her, you begin to understand how a holiday couldn't be a holiday without having her around. Kourtney has the kind of personality that lights up a ropm and she's never had a problem handling all the attention. Kourtney loves modeling and taking pictures; but she also has a laidback side that just likes to sit back and watch what's going on. The man in Kourtney's life must be handsome; strong, ambitio.us, not nai"ve, and very mature. Congratulations to Kourtney as our Spotlight feature, and Merry Christmas to you all. If you're interested in being in the Beauty Unlimited or Spotlight, please send your information and photo, including a contact num ber to: lcrews@flsentinel.com, School Board-Approve. Chaner School Plans Last week, the Hillsborough County School Board approved the proposal for several charter schools. The district currently lists 36 charter schools in the county. The board members approved 10 of the 27 appli cations for charter schools it had received. In other business,, the board" approved the assignment of six principals. Beverly Smith will become the principal of Edison Elementary School; Lynn Roberts .is assigned to Lockhart Elementary School; and Robert Jones has beeri assigned principal of Claywell Elementary School. Martinez Middle School will have nanas Jackson as its new principal and Heath Beauregard will become principal at Adams Middle School. Maria Gsell wiii lead East Bay High School as its new principal.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Game Of Shadows -Robert ln",m"'", Jr., Jude Law and director, Guy Richie score big time this well-written thriller. A chess match of life or death beHolmes and villain Professor Moriarty. Must-see! No.1 box office. Made $40M. (Budget N/A). ****plus some. Mission Impossible -Ghost Protocol -Unbelievable How does Tom Cruise do it? Ethan Hunt is accused of up the Kremlin and has to fight the Russians without help of the U. S. Made $13M at IMAX theaters. (Budget f" $noM). **** Happy Feet Two -The penguins return with a message bad climate change and a little mixture of "Finding ."Good for the kids. Made $s8M. (Budget N/A). **** -A 300-type fantasy film with great action and of killing. Definitely, not for kids. Mickey Rourke makes a yillain. Must see! Made $81M. (Budget $75M). **** And Jill -Adam Sandler takes on double roles as and Jill in this so-so comedy. This role for Sandler was really funny like Tyler Perry's Madea. Wait for Video. Made (Budget $79M). *112 Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy star in this drama/ comedy caper about a bunch of co-workers who the table on a Wall Street swindler. Could have been funbut still good. Made $7sM . (Budget $75M). ***112 813 lessons learned llling led to Anllher'' Lesson25-av laurel Johnson-Page Mia's malicious intent to stop the father of her "U..'-IU-"'" from getting married may have finally come to surface. Mia opens the door in her bQy shorts and tank top, she is sur-to see that JaYs fiancee, Sahara is standing there. to see at the hospital and catches him and a little more than friendly. He agrees that it's best that \T .11'.-rTt.
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c a: LL. c z 1->a: w > w c w :I: (J) ::i m :::> a. z j::: w ..J ..J :::> m TINA And MATTHEW KNOWLES After things hit the head with Matthew Knowles fa thering a child outside his marriage in 2009, Beyonce's parents are officially divorced after 31 years of being together. The couple had been sepa rated for the last two y ears. Tina stated that their marria g e was "insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities" and it "pre vents an y reasonable expec tation of reconciliation Nicole Murphv sues Man for Stealing Millions NICOLE MURPHY SACRAMENTO, CA-A self-described Los Angeles e nte r tainment entre preneur i s charged in a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday with bilking $7M from Nicole Murphy, ex-wife of actor comedian Eddie Murphy. Troy David Stratos faces 14 charges of fraud money laundering and ob structing justice. Stratos, 45, was arrested Tuesday and made his first appearance in Los Angeles federal court. Court records show Nicole Murphy sued Stratos and others last year in Los Angeles federal court and refiled the lawsuit in May in Florida state court She filed for divorce from Eddie Murphy in August 2005. The indictment charges that Stratos per suaded his victim to invest the proceeds of her divorce overseas ; where they would earn a high rate of return. She put the proceeds into a revocable trust with Stratos in Fair Oaks, a Sacramento suburb, according to the fed eral indictment. Prosecutors say Stratos never invested the money, but spent it on himself. He also opened a bank account in Florida they say, and used portions of the money to pay the victim's ex penses while leading her to believe he was paying her ex penses out of his own pocket. Nicole Murphy's federal l a w s uit alleges she put $11M into a trust with Stratos. Yung Joe's Studio Robbed At Gunpoint Atlanta native Yung Joe, fell victim to a robbery over the weekend. Joe himself wasn't present at the time of the robbery of his recording studio located in a home on Boyd Avenue in the North west Section of Atlanta The suspects got away with an estimated $5o,ooo in equipment. Two men al legedly hid in the bushes nearby the home, and then surprised two caretakers of the studio (a man and a YUNGJOC woman), and tied them up in a bathroom inside the studio Luckily the two were able to break free and go to a nearby location to call the police Thousands Sign Petition To Bovcon Kim Kardashian Over 200,000 people who are tired of Kim Kardashian's shenanigans have signed an online peti tion to bo y cott the publicity hungry" socialite The site BoycottKim.com, claims Kardashian has made a mockery of Ameri can culture. The site hopes to gain the attention of nearly 40 brands or sfores that either use Kardashian as an endorser or sell her products. KIM KARDASHIAN Kardashian was recently accused of making a trip to Haiti solely for publicity rather than for charity, and staging a phon y marriage for television ratings Michael Jackson's Possessions Sold For $1M MICHAEL JACKSON BEVERLY HILLS CA The contents of the home where Michael Jackson lived with his three children just before his death have sold for ne a rly $1 million at auction. Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions, was unable to provide a more specific figure as he contin ued to tally the totals Satur day after the daylong auction which brought in nearly triple the company s pre-auction estimate of $200,000 to $400,000. Judge Shifts Expenses From Jackson Executors LOS ANGELES -The e x .. ecutors of Michael Jack-son's estate will no longer have to pay some legal ex penses and other costs out of their own pockets after a judge approved changes Monday to the estate that has earned hundreds of millions of dollars since the pop star' s death. The changes approved by Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff means Attorney John Branca and music e x ecutive John McClain will no longer pay the costs from their share of the estate. The men had been paying fees for entertainment legal counsel provided by mem bers of Branca's firm and McClain had been incurring expenses for the use of a recording studio founded by Marvin Gaye.

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ntertainment J.R. Martinez, 'Dancing With The Stars' Champ, To Be A Dad J .R. Martinez is going to be a dad. The U. S. Army veteran and actor on ABC's All My Chi ldr en made headlines earlier this year when he won Dancing With the Stars. It's reported that now that J .R. Martinez and girlfriend, Diana Gonzalez-Jones are expecti ng a child next spring. And Girlfriend, DIANA GONZALEZ-JONES Don King's Christmas Turkev Truck Was Hijacked MIAMI Boxing pro moter, Don King has had a truck he was using to trans port turkeys that he was planning on giving away to poor people in Florida hi jacked. According to reports, the truck contained over 2,000 turkeys that where intended for hundreds of Miami resi dents. "I just hope everything gets better for us," said Dorothy Clay from Deer field Beach, who was sup posed to receive a turkey. "It's very hard," she said, wiping a tear from her eye, "it's very hard." Don King, a resident of Delray Beach, has been giv ing away turkeys at Christ mas time for years. But unfortunately, hundreds of people in West Palm Beach, Deerfield Beach and Miami came away empty-handed this year. Will and Jada Fought over Kids' Careers, Not An Affair Will and Jada Smith's rumored divorce this past summer was reportedly over disagreements about their children's careers, not an af. fair. Sources say that the power couple could not agree on how to manage J aden and Willow's burgeoning reers. Sources close to the couple say they are doing "wonder ful" now. We're told each had their own ideas for how things should be handled with Will pushing more for full blown stardom and Jada leaning towards easing them in to things. @THE KENNEDY 2408 W. KENNEDY BOUlEVARD TAMPA, FLORIDA Death Rumors Surround lil' Kim A death rumor about Lil' Kim, began Sunday after Twitter users jokingly re ferred to the deceased North Korean leader, Kim Jong II, as "Lil Kim." c m 0 m s: m m ::IJ UL KIM And KIM JONG IL Magazine Editor Resigns After Calling Rihanna A N-Word UB***h" 1\) 0 ..... ..... Eva Hoeke, Editor-In Chief of Dutch magazine "Jack ie," resigned and issued an apology for a controver sial article about Rihanna, in which she referred to the artist as a "Niggabitch." Rihanna responded di rectly to Hoeke via Twitter, EVA HOEKE vs. RIHANNA expressing her anger about the editorial. Sanaa lathan Squashes Kobe Brvant Rumors, Savs She's Not His Tvpe In the wake of the an nouncement of Kobe Bryant's divorce, actress Sanaa Lathan has been re ceiving some unwelcome press. It seems like the noto rious tabloid the New York Daily News found a source who indicated that Kobe and Sanaa were getting a little cozy at last week's Watch The Throne concert in Los Angeles. "She touched his face, and she was shaking her a-in front of him to the says the insider. Bryant's spokesman, Michael Sitrick, ., r-0 ::IJ s a y s SANAA c B r y a n t LATHAN :J> a n d m Lathan were "both at the Z concert," but he adds: "There was no flirting. There's noth-m r-ing there." m :,! c: r rm :::! z "tJ c: m !: C/) ::I: m c m < m -f c: m C/) c )> z c ., ::IJ c

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5 arts Bowles Is Dolphin's Meet Kobe's Flovd Mavweather New Coach Multi-Million S Dollar Jump on entenced To s: On Monday afternoon Miami Dolphins owner, Steve Ross fired head coach Tony Sparano with three games left Washington Re .dskins team that won Super Bowl XXII 4210 over the Denver Broncos and had an 8-year NFL career with the Redskins and San Francisco 49ers 90 oavs In Jail TODD in the regular BOWLES season. The end came after three straight losing season capped by last Sunday's humiliation 26-10 defeat by the Philadelphia Eagles. Todd Bowles, the Dolphins assistant coach I secondary coach, will become the team's interim coach. Bowles, 48, was a starting safety for the' 1987 He previously served as the assistant head coach I sec ondary for the past four seasons taking over in January 2008. Prior to joining the Dolphins, he spent the previous three years as the secondary coach with the Dallas Cowboys. Bowles was born on November 18, 1963 in Elizabeth, NJ, and is a gradu ate of Temple University. He and his wife, Taneka, reside in Parkland. Bowles has a daughter and three sons. Nuggets Re-Sign Brazilian Center Nene NENE The Denver Nuggets have re-signed free agent center Nene, a model of con sistency since overcoming injury and cancer, the National Basketball Association (NBA) team said on Wednesday. The 6-foot-11 (2.11 m) Nene, a seventh overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, averaged 14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds last season while leading the NBA in field-goal percentage. KOBE BRYANf And JESSICA BURCIAGA By now everyone's heard about Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa parting ways. Why Now, is what many are wondering? Word through the grapevine is that Kobe was dropping major bread on his side chick. But the amount is rumored to be in the multimillion dollar range. The woman who has been linked to Kobe Bean Bryant is none other than playboy model Jessica Burciaga. I'm sure, Vanessa Bryant will have a reality show com ing soon. As for that multi million dollar side piece, see for yourself! LAS VEGAS -Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a perfect 42-0 in the ring and has dodged significant jail time several times in domestic violence cases in Las Vegas and Michigan. But his courtroom streak came to an end Wednesday when a Las Vegas judge sen tenced him to 90 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a reduced battery domestic violence charge and no contest to two harassment charges. The case stemmed from a hair-pulling, punching and arm-twisting argument with his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris while two of their children watched in September 2010. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will likely turn 35 behind bars. He'll have time to think about his future and whether it will ever include a fight with Manny Pacquiao. "Punishment is appropriate," Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa said after a prosecutor com-BLAZIN ENTERTAINMENT INVITES YOU TO THE 1\,) r---------------------, w ATIY. KARENWINCKLERAND FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. plained that Mayweather has been in trouble before and hasn't faced serious con sequences. "No matter who you are, you have consequences to your actions when they esca late to this level of violence," she said. Good behavior could knock several weeks off Mayweather's sentence. but he will likely serve most of the sentence set to begin Jan. 6, sai<;l Officer Bill Cassell, a Las Vegas police spokesman. Mayweather and his manager, Leonard 1\,) 0 ..... ..... r 0 c )> (/) m z ::::! z m r m c: r r m ::::! z Ellerbe, declined comment ;g outside t4e courtroom. m r : ; u; ::r. m c m < m :lJ -< -4 c: m (/) c )> z c :lJ c )>' -<

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C") C\t r::t w m :E w () w 0 >=' < 0 a: u.. 0 a: u.. 0 z < 0 en w ;:) 1-> a: w > w 0 w ::I: en ::; m ;:) ll. z w ..J ..J ;:) m < 0 N w C!J STAFF SERGEANT TONYMUNZEL OLIVER Homegoing celebration for Staff Sergeant Tony Munzel Oliver of Tampa, who passed away on Monday, December 19 2011, will be held on Friday, December 23, 2011, at 5 p m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel, 2708 E. Dr.:Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Rev. George Martin, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. It came to pass in the year of our Lord, 1955, on June 7 1955, in T ampa, a darling baby boy was born to the late Alfred Oliver and Constance Ri<;hardson Oliver and they named him, Tony Munzel. Tony grew up in a Christian home, was converted at an early age, and was baptized at Bethany Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York. He later joined St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church and was a faithful member until he left the Tampa Bay area for active duty in the United States Army, where he. served 17 years before he retired. Tony was love d and r e spected by all who knew him and acquired many friends who were saddened by his demise, which came quietly in the early morning hours of Monday, December 19 2011 at the age of 56. Tony attended the public schools of Hillsboroug h County, graduate d from Ki n g S enior High School, and later g r aduate d in 19 7 6 fro m Bell & H owell Univer sity, Atlanta, Geor gia with a Mechanical E n gi neering Degree. In 19 7 6 Tony joi n e d the United States Military and ros e to the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Army before h e retired with honors in 1992. Tony met and married Cynthia Borders and to tha t union they were blessed with three loving and devoted daughters, Tracy Monique Oliver, Caralecia Edwena Oliver and Toni Munelda Oliver-Gomez of Tampa. Tony was preceded in death by: his mother, Constance Richardson Oliver; father, Alfred Oliver; grandfathers, Wilson (Buddy) Richardson and Lige Oliver; grandmothers, Irene (Nana) McCall and Eunice Oliver; grandfather, Roosevelt McCall, aunts and uncles Beatrice and Hezekiah Leff, Irene B. Ellis and Theron Morris. He was the devoted father of 3 daughters of Tampa, Tracy Monique Oliver, Caralecia Edwena Oliver and Toni Munelda Oliver-Gomez and husband, Eddie Gomez. Proud grandfather of 5 grandchildren of Tampa, Caryn T Niece Smith, Z Mya Alecia Smith, Jeremy Johnson, Jr., Jordan Aalyiah Gomez and Eli Gioyanni Gomez; adored and admired his loving 4 sisters of Tampa, Brenda Oliver Martin and husband, Rev. George, Irene Oliver; Triniece OliverJudge, and Constance OliverWashington; 4 special nephews, Davale, Jamaal, Jabari and Jelani; a special brother-in-law, Russell Judge; a special uncle, Herman Morris; and a host of othe r sorrowing, nie c e s nephews, grand and grea t grand nieces, nephews and other sorrowing, family and friends. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral home on Fiiday from 4-5 p. m. Fanilly and friends are asked to meet at the chapel for the service. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME SIS F UNERAL p CRI RICES JOHN HARMON LFD.813 626 JAMES HARMON LFD 5002 N. 40th Street Tampa, Florida 3;3610 Homegoing services for Ms. Ida Collins (Lollipop), who departed this life on Monday, December 19, 2011, will be held on Saturday, December 24, 2011, at 11 a. m. at Harmon Funeral Home, 5002 N. 40th Street, Tampa, 33610, with Bishop Isaac Andrews, Jr., Pastor of the assembly, New Beginning of The Living God, officiating. Interment will be made in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Ms. Ida Collins was born on September 13, 1962, in Tampa. She attended Hillsborough County Schools. Ida was preceded in death by: her mother, Mrs. Helen O'Neal; father, Clarence O 'Neal; and grandmotlter, Ila Mae Pearson. She is survived by: a loving and devoted son, Terrance (Tony) Collins ; 2 brothers, Mr. Herman Johnson and wife, Asst. Pastor Brenda, and Mr. Ricky Warren; 4 sisters, Ms. Sandra Weaver, Ms. Cynthia Weaver, Ms. Tina Weaver and Ms. Helen Weaver; nephews, Herman (Tyrod) Johnson, Ricky (R. J.) Warren, Marcus Johnson, Jeffery Devlin, Michael Weaver, Charles Weaver, Jimmy Spillman and Carlisle (Carlos) Hamilton; nieces, Tawanda Moore (Mark), Brittany Johnson, Shavonda Johnson, Tanknekia Daniels, Rickya Warren, Katrina McGriff, Samantha Weaver, Angela Dunson; Ashley Williams, Pebbles Watson, Sylvia Hall and Ternise Robertson; a loving godmother, Mrs. Doris Hall; and godsister, Mrs. Shanel Pleas-Keefer (Darius). Visitation for Ms. Ida Collins will be held Friday after 5 p. m. at Harmon Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-7p"m. Friends attending the homegoing celebration are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m., Saturday. A HARMON BURIAL MS.DEETTA FAYE BURNETT A homegoing celebration, in loving memory of Ms. DeEtta Faye Burnett will be held Friday, December 23, 2011, at 11 a. m. at Broadway Community Church Of God, 3309 Broadway, Ft. Myers, FL. 33901, Pastor Chuck Smith, officiating. DeEtta was born on August 31 1955 and passed away December 14 2011. Services and arrangements by HICKSON FUNERAL HOME, Ft. Myers, FL. MS. SEDEEDRA LATRECIA JONES Homegoing celebration for Ms. SeDeedra Jones, who passed away Sunday, December 11, 2011, will be held Friday, December 23, 2011, at 2 p. m. at New Salem Primitive Baptist Church, 1605 N. Nebraska Avenue, Rev. Theodis Lane, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Cemetery. SeDeedra was born on January 31 1974, in Tampa. She attended public school in Hillsborough County. She enjoyed spending time with her fanilly and She was preceded in death by: her mother, Gwendolyfi Jones; father, Eugene Burney; stepfather, Roosevelt Moore, Sr.; and children's father, Quintin Everett, Sr. She leaves her cherished memories with: 3 sons, Quintin Everett, Jr., Quintin Everett, III, and Michael Everett; 3 stepsons, Quintorious Everett, Quadray Everett and Zaguan Everett; !(>isters Felicia Tucker (Kai), Karmietta Jones (Frankie), Alessa Jones (Pipo), Eldora Madry (Tony), Shari Andrews (Ronnie), Juanita Everett, Sabrina Harrison and Shunda Harrison; brothers, Troy Jones (Keisha) and Johnny Harrison; stepsisters, Carolyn Moore, Gloria Randolph, Patricia Rodgers, Sharon Battles, Veronica Fasion, Jyneatrice Williams and LaSheka Moore; stepbrothers, Johnny Moore, Bobby Moore, Andrew Moore, Anthony Moore and Corey Lewis; grandmother, Frances Everett; grandchildren, Quintin Everett, IV and Kimora Everett; nieces, Quewannacoil "Chrissy" Tucker, Keyonni, Zaquana McKay, Shameka Jones, Deionica Joyner, Kennethia Royal, Shaquoia Knight, Tiayanna Jones, Ariel Jones, Tiniya Royal, Quisha Wright, ReYonce Parks, Kila Nealy, Conika Moore, Kavonna and Menique Davis; nephews, Duane spencer, DeMario Mur-, ray, Robert Rivers, Deldris Johnson, Kendall Freeman, Troyanosky Jones, Jr., Treyanosky Jones, Roger Nealy and Mark; cousins, Johnny and Yolanda Fenderson, Monique, Ashley, Shane, Tina and Michelle Lane, Patricia Taylor, Karla Gray (Marlon), Leah Ward, Kim Lavette, Twila Daniels, Tabby, Lisa Henry and Dana Gyden; Auntie Geraldine and family; friends, the Tampa Park family, the Royal family, Linda Neves, Carolyn McCoy, Gracie and family, D. A. and. family, Lisa Black and family; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held December 22, 2011, at Jackson Funeral Home, 4605 34th Street, from 6-8 p. m. Arrangements entrusted to JACKSON FUNERAL HOME. MRS. ROSEMARY JAKES SOLOMON The funeral services for Mrs. Rosemary Jakes Solomon of Seffner, who passed away on December 15, 2011, will be held Friday, December 23, 2011, at her church home, Brown Memorial Church Of God In Christ, 2313 E. 27th Avenue, Tampa, at 11 a. m., Bishop Matthew Williams, II, pastor, and Elder Tommy Jones, officiating. Interment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. A native of Yemassee, South Carolina, Mrs. Solomon was a resident of Miami since childhood, but moved to Tampa in 1999, to be near her children. She was a nurse by trade and spent many years caring for others. She leaves a loving family to cherish her memory: the love of her life and husband of 39 years, Floyd E. Solomon; 2 daughters, DeBora C. Mincey and Florine Yvette Miller; 2 sons-in-law, Aldo R. Mincey and Wallace Miller, III; 3 grandchildren, D'Yera Amoni Mincey (Pookie), Ashton Raye Mincey (Raye), and Naarah Michaiah Miller (Two); her mother and mother-in-law, Ella Mae Brown Vicks of Miami, and Louise Solomon of Wildwood, FL; brother, Leon Brown of SC; sister and stepsister, Ruthie Jakes Jones and Evelyn Cunningham of Miami;. aunts, Rebecca Black of SC, and Lorraine Dickenson of Philadelphia; niece, Jada Jones; two nephews, Anthony Jones and Troy Brown; cousins (like brothers), Robert Lee Brown, John Brown, Roy Brown, Rafe Brown, Elijah Brown and Ronnie Brown; and a host of other relatives and many sorrowing friends. She was preceded in death by: her father, James Jakes; her stepfather, .James Vicks; grandmother, Carrie Frazier (Sister); and four aunts and seven uncles. THERE WILL BE NO PUBUC VIEWING UNTIL FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2011, 10-11 A. M. AT THE CHURCH. Arrangements will be entrusted to WOODY'S FUNERAL HOME, Boo S. Martin Luther King, Clearwater, FL. ACKNOWlEDGEMENT$. JANICE DAVIS The family wishes fo express sincere gratitude to all those who have supported us during this time ofloss. The Davis Family and Jones Family.

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Funerai/Memoriams MRS. ORMILLER MOSLEY KELSEY Ormiller Mosley Kelsey, 90, of Tampa, passed away December 17, 2011. A celebration of life service begins Saturday, December 24, 2011, at 11 a. m. at St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 2504 East Chipco Avenue, Tampa, 33605, with the Pastor, Reverend Bartholomew Banks, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Commemoration, Friday, December 23, 2011, 5-9 p. m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 North 29th Street, Tampa, 33605. Online memorial and guestbook signing at www.wilson-funeralhome.com. "A WilSON SERVICE" IN MEMORIAM HELEN ROYAL It's been one year since your name was called. We miss you more and more each day that you've been gone. We wish we could touch you and hear your laughter, but most of all we miss your motherly love. Love always. Your family. IN MEMORIAM ROSEMARIE SMITH Mom, we love and miss you dearly. Love: Selena, Darrell, Russell, Chella, Corey, Sharon, Mario, Raina, and all of your grandchildren. MR. MARVIN MCKINLEY WARREN 9/1/62-12/7/02 MRS. ROSE MARIE SMITH 2/22/41-5/26/03 We love you and miss you. Love always: CeCe, DeDe, Don and Baby. IN MEMORIAM JOHN D. BURNEY Sunrise: Dec. 25,1935 Sunset: Oct. 27,2009 I miss you very much. Love always. IN MEMORIAM. KENNETH ELON DANIELS 10/10/1955-12/24/2007 You were on this earth just a short time, but your memories will never leave us, the joy and love you gave us will never die ... Your loving wife, Rosia Daniels and family. WILLIE J. EVANS 1951-1997 "Hear my prayer, 0 Lord and let my cry come unto thee." PSALM 102:1. Always: Jackie, Jowania, Chuckie, Justin, Jordan, Isba, James, James, III and Granny Bea. "Preserve me 0 God: for in thee do I put my trust." PSALM 16:1. Sisters, Minnie and Martha; and brothers, Wardell, Johnny, Freddie, Jack and David! .. "'"'"'"nC!_ T our boss. .. we're ':Y9rking :the orie we answer to. ,_,3 funerak, don't Sen them. .. _, .... It .is.. our respOnsibility to honor your wishes and . re$pect your budget 4 We-like meeting families, not goals. like you, we are a part of this community supporting our neighbors when they need us. \ 5 We spend time with you. Arranging a fitting tribute is important to you, and you dont deserve to be rushed. FUNERAL HOME lm N. 29th St FL 33le (800) 605-3350. (813) 248-6125 www.wilson-funeralhome.com m (") m :.: m m ::c 1\) 1\) 0 _.. _.. r 0 :!! c )> C/) m z ::::! z m r m c r r m ::::! z "'C c m c C/) ::I: m c m < m -t c m C/) c )> z c ::c c C) m 1\) ._.. )>

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Crime 'Skinhead' Sentenced To lite In Death 01 Homeless Men L a st Wednesda y a fe d e ral judge sentenced a m a n to life in prison for the death s of two homeless men Th e m e n were beaten to death in Sept e mber 1998. U. S District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich sentenced James Robertson, 32, to life in federal prison. He was found guilty of two counts of murder in aid of racketeering by a jury on October 18th. Robertson's three co-defendants, Kenneth Hoover, Charles Marovskis, and Cory Hulse, all entered guilty pleas and are awaiting sentencing The two attacks took place during the early morning hours of September 13, 1998, in different locations. According to testimony dur. ing the trial, Robertson was a member of a Skinheads hate group known as "Tampa Blood And Honour." The organization believes that white people of Aryan descent are the superior race. It also considered homeless people, regardless of race, to be infe rior. Police said that during the early morning hours of September 13, 1998, Robertson, and his codefendants, Hoover, 38; : Marovskis, 32; and Hulse, ALFRED WILLIAMS ... Murdered September 1998 RICHARD ARSENEAU ... Murdered September 1998 38, participated in what they referred to as "bum rolling," an act of targeting and committing acts of violence against homeless people. The men encountered Alfred Williams, 61, in downtown Tampa, under the Two Arrested On Drugs, Weapons Charges ST.PETERSBURG -St. Petersburg Police report that at 9:45 p. m., Monday, officers followed a vehicle to 811 27th Avenue, North. A traffic stop was initiated as the vehicle pulled up to that address According to police, the dri ver, Jimmie Flournoy, 25 got out of the vehicle and started fighting with the offi cers. As Flournoy struggled with the officers, a passenger in the vehicle, Bianca Harvey, 23, jumped into the driver s seat and fled the area, striking a police cruiser and several offi cers on the scene, police said. The vehicle was later spotted by other officers as it left the area and a pursuit Was initiat ed. Harvey led offic ers on a brief pursuit that ended with out incident. Inside the vehicle, police satd they. found 4 pounds of marijuana; over 100 Xanax pills, 9 hydrocodone pills, 66 oxycodone pills, $5 ;ooo, and a loaded assault weapon. Polic e said Flournoy wa s armed with a h andgun whil e h e fou ght witq the offic e rs a nd it w a s s till in hi s p ossession w he n h e w as arres t ed. JIMMIE FLOURNOY And BIANCA HARVEY Flournoy was found to have warrants for his arrest out of Hillsborough County for home invasion robbery among others In addition to the w arrant charges Flournoy was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, carrying a concealed firearm possession of marijuana with intent to sell resisting arrest with violence and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Harvey was ch a rged with aggravated ass ault on a law enforcement offic e r po ss es s ion o f m a riju a n a carrying a conc ea led fir ear m l e avin g the scen e of a n accident, and a g g r ava t e d fleei n g and e lud in g Both are b ei n g h e ld without b o hd. JAMES ROBERTSON ... Sentenced to life in prison Crosstown Expressway The defendants attacked Williams and beat him to death with several objects including a tire iron Later in the evening, the group encountered Richard Arseneau, 44, in a vacant lot near Interstate 275 and E. Fletcher Avenue. Arseneau was attacked and beaten with a hatchet. Both men died of blunt force trauma to the head. Court documents said another homeless man was also attacked at Interstate 275 at Bird Street, near the Hillsborough River He was beaten over the head with what is believed to be a cinder block. The victim sustained severe lacerations, but was able to escape by jumping into the river suspects Sought In Bank Robberv Plant City Police and Hillsborough County sheriffs deputies responded to a call Wednesday morning that the Valrico State Bank, 305 South Wheeler Street, had been robbed. Police and deputies haven't released much information about the incident, but did say shots were fired inside the bank during the robbery, but no one was hurt. According to the report, two men wearing masks walked into the bank and ordered customers and tellers to get on the ground. One man was wearing a hoodie and another had a -40 caliber handgun. The men fled the bank, and one of them fired a shot in a wall as they left, police said. UNCLE SANDY ... Say a prayer, 7 10, 15, 19 make a wish, 22, 28, 3, 35 and wait to see 37, 39, 4 1 44 which one will be answered first 46, 49, 53, 55 ., :!! c Personal Trainer Sentenced On Sexual Banerv Charges c m (') m s: OJ m :c James Elbert Williams, 39, a personal tra in e r accused of s exual b-att e ry involving three fe m a l e clie nts last y ear entere d a guilty plea Wednesday. Williams e nter e d the plea during a pre trial hearing. As a part of the agreement Williams plead guilty to four counts of sexual battery against women he was work ing with as a personal tra:iner. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison, followed by 20 ye ars of pro b ation. He cannot work as a p e rson a l traine r during his probation p eriod. Severa l JAMES w o m e n WILLIAMS came for-ward to report inappropriate behavior in their encounters with Williams after his arrest in Arkansas in July. Father Of Suspected Cop Shooter savs His Son Is Innocent LAKELAND -Reginald Mitchell told police that the picture the media and police are painting of his son is wrong. Mitchell is the father of 19-year-old Kyle Williams. Williams surrendered to police outside his apartment as a suspect in the fatal shooting of Lakeland Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin. The incident began Sunday night when Crispin was searching three young men in the 2200 block of Crystal Grove Lane Police said the search by Crispin was with the consent of the three young men During the pat down process, Williams allegedly shot Crispin in the head. People who lived close to w!;M:!re the phooting took place reported hearing a single shot, and later seeing several people leavj.ng the scene. Witnesses described the clothing the young men were wearing, and officers later found them wearing the same clothes. Police also said the two men who were with Williams gave them a detailed account of what happened. They reportedly identified Williams as the person who shot Officer Crispin. KYLE, WILLIAMS Another witness told police Williams had the gun earlier that night. Mitchell said he believes his son is innocent because of the way he was raised. "'tt "He was raised on who to C: deal with and who not to get involved with. He was taught en to look to a higher standard ::I: than to be into that." Mitchell said he believes his m son was pressured or lured < into taking the blame for m shooting the officer. Officer Crispin was pro--i nounced dead Tuesday night. ffi Williams is being held en without bond on a charge of C first degree murder of a law enforcement officer. )> Police have not located the i hancJ.gun used in Of{icer Crispin's shooting. WARREN DAWSON 221-1800 1461 Tampa Park Plaza @Nebraska Ave. & scou St. The hmng of a lawyer IS an Important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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Fifth Third Bank has opened the doors to its new Hillsborough County banking center at 2206 E. Fowler Ave. The 2,807-sq.-ft. facility is named in honor of the late Lee Roy Selmon, former USF athletic director, Buccaneers Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman and founding board member of Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay). The new facility is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p m., Friday from 8 a m to 6 p m and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The phone number is (813) 421-6593. "We are excited to open our doors and are proud to honor Mr. Selmon and his family. Lee Roy Selmon's leadership as a Fifth Third Bank board member was instrumental in the opening of this location. He was a pil lar of our bank and our community, and we intend to commemorate his legacy by naming this new location the BRIAN LAMB ... President, Fifth Third Bank, Tampa Region Lee Roy Selmon Banking Center," Brian Lamb, President of Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay) said. The Lee Roy Selmon Banking Center offers complete banking services with four teller lines, drive-thru services, a drive-up ATM, a night depository and offices for the mortgage loan origina tor, investment executive and business banking relationship manager. Kevin E. Bryant, a 16year industry veteran, is the Manager. Bryant joined Fifth Third in 2008 as the Manager of the East Tampa Banking Center. Selmon's widow, Mrs. Claybra Selmon, will be on hand for the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at 5 p.m., January 26,2012. "My children and I are extremely pleased and honored by the naming of the newest Fifth Third Bank location after our beloved husband and father. "Lee Roy had a wonder ful relationship with Fifth Third Bank for many years and would be especially appreciative and humbled by this enormous gesture. We are very grateful to Fifth Third Bank and our dear friend Brian I.amb for this amazing tribute, and we are very confident that this newest facility will be a tremendous addition to our community and Lee Roy's legacy of service," Mrs. Selmon said. The new facility will be the bank's 47th location in Tampa Bay and is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified. First Annual 'linle Miss Sassv' Pageant Held The 1st "Little Miss Sassy Pageant" took place on November 21st. The event was held at the Roberts Hotel. ... ,. This event was to inspire and pay tribute to young girls between the ages of 2 and 12. It wasn't a competition, but a cel ebration to demonstrate a sense of elegance and pride among the girls. Judges were selected for the event to critique the participants on talent, presentation and beautiful. (Photography by Isaac R. Parsons). Lucretia and husband Terrance Hawthorne were the organizers of the 1st Annual "Little Miss Sassy" Pageant. Sayqoun King, known as "Gitt Swift," provided entertainment with a performance at the event. Jerrod, a proud father, and his son, Je'Nyiaah, were on hand to cheer on Jerrod's daughter in the "Little Miss Sassy" Pageant. Zaria Salter, Tali a Swann, Ciara Hodge and Casia: Little were the winners of the title of "Little Miss Sassy" in their individual age groups. Talia Swann was presented the trophy for the overall winner of the "Little Miss Sassy" Pageant. D.J. Tee Pee played all of the latest jams during the Little Miss Sassy Pageant. Ms. Rhonda Gray, Ms. Luelonda Monroe, Ms. Harriett Mason, and Ms. Cekia Wilson attended the pageant.

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,... 'c; Features N M' N a: w m :E w u w c womansavs >-"' <( c a: A Miracle Changed Her life LL BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Ms. Eura Bell said she s been blessed with a lot of great things in her life, and it was orte miracle that oc curred 30 years ago that has made it all possible. "During this time of year, I always reflect back on my life and never forget how blessed I am to be here," said Ms. Bell. Ms. Bell said 30 years ago, she and two friends were in a sma11 boat fishing on Lake Magdalene when a nasty storm blew in. "We were all in the boat, and none of us had on life LL ackets. I was the only one C who couldn't swim, so when z <( the storm blew in, I was scared." c Ms. Bell said they were ffi in the middle of the lake when the storm hit, and the i;: w > w c w :::z::: CIJ ::; m :::: D. z i= w ...1 ...1 :::: m ...1 w z i= z w CIJ <( c a: 0 ...1 LL waves took their small boat and threw it high into the air on several occasions. "I felt it was all over, but somehow the boat was pushed ashore and we all got out. "What surprised us even more was when the people came out of their homes to see if we were alright, and they took us into their homes to care of us. You have to un derstand that area had little I or no Blacks during that time." Ms. Bell said that mira cle was witnessed by so many people, mostly residents looking at them through their binoculars when they were on the lake. "When the holidays roll around, especially Christmas, I look back on my blessings, and I will always feel this mir acle is what paved the way for my future." m I 9712 N. 56th St., Temple Terrace, FL 33617 INSIDE TERRACE PLAZA /NORTH OF BUSCH.BLVD Tel:(214)-735-0829 Cell: {813)-470-:-8270 N w . Stop In & Shop For The Holidays! Resident wants To Help Empower Johnson-Kenneth Court Tenants The residents of the Johnson-Kenneth Court Apartments on 43rd Street are fortunate to have some one living in their complex with vast knowledge of pub lic housing. Karen Peoples, a former Tampa Housing Au thority board member, said she wants to use her knowl edge of the way the public housing system works to help empower residents in her complex. "When I moved into the complex, one of t he first things I noticed was the lack of sidewalks and lights along 43rd Street. That was years ago, and it took a young woman losing her life before any action was taken. "Many of the residents feel the changes should have been done years ago, but feel good about the direction the area is heading." Ms. Peoples said she's in the process of organizing a Crime Watch Group, and she's gotten the full support of the residents. "The owners of this com plex have spent a lot of Karen Peoples stands at the site where Monica Alvarez and another woman were struck by a vehicle. Ms. Alvarez died as a result of the accident. money to make things better for the residents, and we need to appreciate that more. I've proposed next year we bring different activ ities to the area to give resi dents an idea for their future. "We want them to aspire to grow and not call these apartments their permanent residence. I want to help them be inore self-reliant, and not depending on any one but themselves for their future." Ms. Peoples said because the majority of the res idents are on fixed incomes, it may take some hard work to turn things around. "I don't want the resi dents thinking because they are fixed incomes, they can't have anything better than what they have now. Every one needs to have hope and a vision for their future. You have to grow, and teach the next generation to do the same thing. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Solid waste Holidav Collection Schedule The residential and com mercial collection schedule for City of Tampa Solid Waste customers will not be affected by the Christmas holiday for the week of Sun day, December 25, 2011 through Saturday, December 31, 2011. Both collection serv ices will run as normal The McKay Bay Transfer Station/Scalehouse will not be affected by the Christmas holiday, but will run a modi fied schedule on Christmas Eve, closing at 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 24, 2011. The residential and com mercial collection schedule for City of Tampa Solid Waste customers with regu larly scheduled collection days on Monday will be af fected by the New Year's Day holiday. There will be no res idential garbage, yard-waste recycling, or blue-box recy cling collection on Monday, January 2, 2012 Residential garbage col lection services for customers affected by the holiday will resume on Thursday, January 5, 2012. Residential blue box recycling and yard-waste recycling collection will re sume on the next regularly scheduled recycling day. Commercial Services will occur one day after the nor mal collection day for the week of Monday, January 2, 2012 through Saturday, Jan uary 7, 2012. The McKay Bay Transfer Station/Scalehouse will run a modified schedule on New Year's Eve, closing at 12 p.m. on Saturday December 31, 2011. The facility will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012. Normal operating hours will resume on Tues day, January 3, 2012. The City of Tampa Christ mas tree collection service will run Monday, January 2, 2012, through Friday, January 6, 2012. Residents are asked to remove all decora tions and lights, cut trees limbs to four feet lengths bundle and place at curbside on their regularly scheduled yard-waste collection day. For questions or concerns, contact City of Tampa Utility Services Customer Care at (813) 348-1111, or visit the website at www.tam pagov net/solidwaste.

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Haoov 21st Binhdav I Happy Birthday I Happy Binhday LE'KEYSIA MONAY HOBDY (KEYSI) Happy birthday to mommy's baby, who has grown into a beautiful young lady. We love you, Tawanda, Micheal and L. T. : Happy Birthday Wishing you many more. Love, mama, Mz CJeo. DEE Happy Belated Birthday NATE, DEMETROUS, MIKE, REGGIE And The TAMPA HEIGHTS FAMILY Happy belated birthday shout going out to my brother. Keep your head up, godson. (J}!J{f MONAYA Happy birthday to my Stank, a.k.a., Monaya. Enjoy your day. From, Princess and step dad, Beai. Happy Birthday ToMe' MR. SHANTA TOTO RIVERS And MISS SHANTA T. RIVERS "Happy birthday to me." I want to sincerely thank those that showed me love through out the years. Real people do real things. I'll never forget y'all and am forever indebted ... 2012! ASHANTI On December 26, 2008, the Lord blessed me with my beau tiful, smart, sassy Diva, Ms. Ashanti Danielle Kennedy. My life is now complete. Happy 3rd birthday, "Phat." Love always: mommie, Harmonica; daddy, Bam; Ahmad andAmiah. Merry Christmas, My Baby COLBY And MEKA This is to wish the love of my life a Merry Christmas. You are truly missed by your family and we can't wait 'til you are home. There is only time between us and that time is coming to an end. I know we're getting a lot of attention, you know what I'm talking bout. "Smile We love and miss you. Love, your wife, Mrs. Ellison and family. m 0 m s::: m m :u N N 0 ..... ..... r-0 :u 6 > en m z ::! z m r-m c: r rm ::! z "'D c: m r-u; :::J: m c m < m -t c: m en c Look Who's Turning 1 ; MALCOLM, MAKAIO AndAIKO We're wishing a happy 1st birthday to our soli, Makaio z c ::2 c Hepburn. ., You have brought us so much joy and to be blessed with you on Christmas day lets us know you are truly a "gift of God!" m Love, mommy, daddy and your brothers.

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f>irthda Greetin s! Haoov Birthdav w m :E w (.) w c >" <( c a: LL c a: LL c z <( c en w ::J .... > a: w > w c w :I: en ::::i m ::J a. z i= w ..J ..J ::J m ..J w z i= z w en <( c a: 0 ..J LL MARKESHA MARKESHA And TETE Happy birthday to my best friend ... my right hand, Markesha (Ke'low) Hawkins. If you don't know nothing, know that your best friend loves you! "You might see us out 'cause you know we like to party." 'Still I Rise' FELICIA, SWAP, 'DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL' Blessed to say happy 15th birthday to Daddy's Little Girl on this day, 12/25/2011. From, Swap and Felicia and brothers. LORRAJNE!S Atrican Hair lSraiding Studi 12909 N. 56th St. Suite 301 FREE Refreshments Served www.facebook.com/lorraine.ma1 Happv Birthdav, Clive CLIVE GOBERN A happy birthday wish goes out to Clive. From family and friends and the Florida Sentinel staff. I Happv Birthdav I MAKAIO 12/25 Happy birthday Kaio, we hope you enjoy your day lil fell a!!! Love, the family. Trulv A Gift From God I want to wish my baby a happy 1st birthday. You are truly a blessing from God. I love you. Love, your mother, Johneather. Fresh Out BUGGS And DEE Y'all counted me out, what y'all thought, I had life. Shout outto: Mike P., Rastaman. Q, NY, RJ, Bobbie and CoCo. FAITH, FAT DADDY And DESMOND '1+1=2' COREY And TWILA As you see, there's no room for 3, I've got you and you've got me. In your pocket is where I'm going to be. Happy birthday, Corey. MS. MARVETTE Happy birthday to Marvette, who celebrated her 25th year of living on December 22 May God grant all of your many wishes. Love always, Marva (mom) and family. Haoov Birthdav To Mv 'Firstladv' COREY And TWILA It takes a strong woman to wear that title and baby you wear it well. Enjoy your day, Corey.

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All About You! 3J JD (HENRY DICKSON) Thank God for blessing you to see another birthday. So on this day enjoy, it's your day, 12/24. Happy birthday, JD (Henry Dickson). Love, your family and friends. Me.rrv Christmas, Baelll QUIANA And JAMES We've been through so much these past 4 years, but still we managed to remain. I love you and Merry Christmas. MOUNT PLEASANT M.B. CHURCH 2002 N. Rome Avenue (Corner of Rome Ave. and Spruce St.) P.O. Box 4724 Tampa Dr C. T. Klrtdand, Pastor Tel:_(813) 253-5714 *Fax (813) 254-1441 E-mail: MtPieasantMB@aol.com Devotion By Mt. Pleasant Praise Team EARLY MORNING WORSHIPAT7:45 A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL* 9:30A.M. MORNING WORSHIP-11 A. M. 1ST SUNDAYS 5 PM-Family Series Hour (B.T.U.) 6 PM-Lord's Supper (Communion) TUESDAYS 6 PM -Prayer Service 7 PM -General Bible Study 7 PM -Youth Bible Study DR. c. T. KIRKlAND, Pastor TAPE MINISTRY Order On Line At Web Site Or Call Church WEB SITE: MtPieasantMBChurch.org MR. ANTHONY WHITE I know sometimes it seems since I'm not a kid anymore that you aren't as _important in my life as you once were. There're a lot less bear hugs and even fewer "Daddy, I love you's." But Dad, rest assured, you have always been such an amazing force in my life. I thank you for always being there for me and for loving me like I was the perfect child, even though I showed you time and time again that I wasn't. Through it all, your love has never swayed, faded or changed, and for that I am for ever grateful. I love you more than words can say. Merry Christmas, Dad. Your baby girl, Shantel. TARI HOPPS, SR. And TARI HOPPS, JR. Merry Christmas to Tari Hopps, Sr. and Tari Hopps, Jr. Tari, Jr. is celebrating his 1st Christmas. From, Mama. Business Proposal Workshop Planned m () m s: m m ::tl 1\) 1\) 0 .... .... "T1 The National Institute for Strategic and Tactical Planning and the r NAACP Empowerment Center will host a free professional workshop 0 focusing on developing a business plan and increasing profits for :!! small businesses. C The event will take place on January 12, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 3 )> p.m., at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 E. Palm Avenue. z Seating is limited and no one will be admitted without an invita-::::! tion. Send a request for participation to wefindgrants@aol.com to Z confirm a seat and to attain an invitation and workshop packet. J!! For additional information, contact Michael Randolph at (813) llJ or Ms. SharonM. Niblack at (813) 234-8683. c: GRACE MARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH ..-GREATER FRIENDSHIP M.B.CHURCH 3325 E. Emma St. 3901 N 37th St (8.13) 248-3779 z "'D c: m r Sunday School -9 :45 a .m. Morning Worship-11 a.m. Evening Worship -5 p.m. Prayer Meeting Tuesday -7:30 p.m. Visitors Are Welcome! FIRST BAPnST CHURCH OF PROGRESS VILLAGE 8722 Progress Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619 *Church Office : (813) 677-1948 Pastor's Office : (813) 672-0389 Academy Office : (813) 677-5988 Fax: (813) 672-0514 E-Mail: fbcopv@tampabay.rr.com DR. SAM ... I.LL Senior T eachlng Adult/Children Worship Times 7:30AM & 10:55 A.M. 4:1!:!1Jiil!tlltt Sunday-9:45AM. -Adult & Youth/ Children Tuesday 11 AM Adult Wednesday-7 P M.-Youth/ Children 7:30 P M Adul t A SataUite Campus For Faith Bible lnstiMa "Growing The Chtreh For Global Change' (Acts 1:8, Rom. 1 : 8 1 Thes. 1 :8) Early Morning Worship 8 A.M. Sunday School -9:30 A.M. Morning Worship -10:50 A.M. Bible Study, Wed. 7 P M THE PUBLIC IS INVITED HERITAGE CHRISnAN COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH 14801 N. 15th Street Lutz, FL -33549 Mailing Address P.O. Box 273757 Tampa, FL 33688 REV. DELORES JAMES CAIN, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship Services 7:45A.M. & 11 A.M. Sunday School-10 A.M. Mid-Week Worship Tuesday 7:00 P.M. -New Testament M. B. Church Of 111onotasassa11nc. 11530 Walker Road Thonotosassa, FL 33592 REV. 986-3971 610-1252 Pastor Weekly Sunday School 9:30A M Sun. Morning Worship 11 A .M. Wed. Night: Youth Prayer Service And Bible Study Thurs. Night: Prayer Service And Bible Study The Sinners And Educating The Believers / Can Do All Things Through_ Christ Who Strengthens Me, Phil. 4:13 (i) :I: m c m < m -t c: m en c )> z c "T1 :!! c

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th e following: Mrs. Sandra rece nt l oss of h e r s i st er. You F or mor e inf o ; call (81.3) a: Coleman ( p e r so n a l p r o are i n o ur prayers. 8 7 1-240 7 or g o t o web s it e : W bl e m s ) Cordell C oleman May you all se ek th e Lord v.rwv.' .ag uil as internat io n a l.-(9-yearo ld miss e s his dad) for comfort g uid a nce a nd c om or w w w .aguil asinte r -w Mrs. Virginia Nettles stre ngth durin g this tim e of n atio n a l e du.com (an y special needs), Bro. bere a vem e nt. Free blood pre ssur e C Leonard E. Coleman ( s elf checks for Nov e mber and :i and family) and Shane An-Library Calendar December. C Merry Christmas!! Lorraine Simmons, thony (personal). fE Mamie Pittman, Mariah Davis, Marshall Holmes, Matthew Hudson, Mary L. Stevenson, Mayoshe Brown, Melrose Spence, Michael Travis, Michael Ward, Shanlell Bremmer, DWayne A. Clark, Freddie Lise, Willie Lise, Jr. (mem.), and Rheutelia > a: lL c z c( c en w :: 1-w > w c w l: en :J m :: 0.. z i= w ..J ..J :: m ..J w z i= z w en a: 0 ..J u.. m I <0 w (!) if December Birthday Celebrants Happy birthday to the De cember celebrants: Fannie Copeland (12/19), Cheryl Walker (12j19), Jaylen Mills (9/21), Bertha Edwards (12/24). Xavier Floyd (12j24), Theo King, IV (12/24), Vernell Barnum (12/29) and Jamie Adams (12/31) Other celebrants: George Wallace, Gwen Collins, Harry Allen, Hugh Brown, Ida Tunch, Isaiah Killings, Jackson Washington, III, Jacqueline Jones, Janeen Jones, Jeanine Baron, Jerome Connley, Jenevie P. Brown, Joseph Burrows, Josephine Royal, Juanita Banks, Julian Cofield, Julie A. Turner, Kaley McCrary, Karen Smith, Karina Tibbs, Karissa McCaw, Kenda Sheppard, Kizhan Clarke, Ladoris Morris, Latara Young, LaTetra Coleman, Underwood-Johnson, Lauryn Huggins, Lawson Johnson, Libby Herring, Lisa Allen, Lisa Smith, London-Bradford. Sick And Shut-Ins Let us not forget the sick and shut-ins: Robert Barnum, Sr., Jonathan Gonzalez, Dee Dee McCray, Ola Mitchell and family, Jana Skinner, Marie Benson, Thomas Washington, Mozelle Debose, Henry Sanders, Beryl Wilson, the Philon family, Ralph Williams, Willie Burns, Phyllis Akes, Geneva Lucas, Eloise Leeks, Mattie Mills and Dorothy West. Get well wishes are ex tended to Mrs. Jackie Wilson. From, family and friends whose wish is that you keep getting stronger day by day Prayer Request Prayer request are sent to CHURCH DIRECTORY BAPTIST CHURCH 121JII.IeHersun St.. 1111111. FL. 33602 [8131 229-1390 sunday School-------.. 9:15 am. lornlnu worshiP ........................... '" ......... 11 a.m. Praver Service, Tuesday .............. -... -.. -6 p.m. Awana Bible SludV, TUesdiv------6:38 pm. Bible Study, Tuesdav ..................... :. ......... 1 p.m. I Can DD All Thlnas Tlnu"' Chltst Which Slrlllllblneth Ia. Phlll!lllans 4:13 THE HOLY GHOST CHU PURCHASED WITH HIS BL 3613 N. 23rd St.** TamP,a, FL 33605 (813) 247-3055 Church (813) 613-4600 Cellular Email: bishopandrews @ live.com SERVICE TIMES Sun day Sc hool -1 0 A. M M orning Service-11: 3 0 A M Even ing Serv ice7:3 0 P.M. Bib l e St u dy T ues d a y E v en i ng Bib l e Band 7:3 0 P. M Thur sda y E v e nin g -YPVVW-7 :30P.M 1 st And 3 rd F rid a y Evenin g Wom e n s Outreac h Mini stry-7:30 P. M Sympathy Our deepest sympathy is sent to Mrs. Bertha Washington and family in the loss of their husband and dad, Mr. Lefaniel Buddy Washington, who was funeralized Saturday, Decem ber 17, 2011. I extend condolences to the Nix and Jenkins fami lies and friends of the late, Dr. Ethel Mae James Nix. Dr. Nix passed away December 12, 2011 and the homegoing celebration was Saturday, December 17, 2011, at Bible-Based Fellow ship Church Rev. Arthur Jones, pastor, with Rev. Matthew James, officiat ing She will be dearly missed by family, the Keystone community and friends. The Village has lost a longtime resident We ex tend sorrowful wishes to the Fort family in the passing of their loved one, Mrs. O'Miller Kelsey. She will be greatly missed by this community and all who knew her. Our deepest sympathy is sent to Mrs. San O'Fallen at Fox 13 and family in the New and featured Freegal only at hcplc.org. Did you know that you can download FREE music at the library? Try FREEGAL -a downloadable music service of MP3s. Ask the librarian for more information. My Brothers 2 Keep Ministry For FREE Bibles and greeting cards to Florida in mates, please write: My Brothers 2 Keep Ministry, P 0 Box 89174, Tampa, FL, 33689-0402. Home Deliveries For those interested in home delivery of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin, please call Mr. Westley at (813) 2480724 Aguilas Int. Medical Institute Aguilas International Medical Institute is a bilingual healthcare educa tion preparatory training company that provides healthcare workers with cer tifications and enhances knowledge of skills ST.JOHN CATHEDRAL 3401 E. 25th Avermue, Tampa, FL (Corner Of 34th St. & 25th. Phone: (813) 248-3737 Or (813) 248-3651 Fax: 242-8076 Careline: 248-HELP Bishop Eddie Newkirk, Sr. Pastor WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE 8 :00 A. M Spiritual Enrichment 9 :45A.M. Sunday School/ Orientation 10:45 Worship Service (Youth Church 2nd And 3rd Sundays) 12:00 Noon Intercessory Prayer w/Bible Study Wat[lnesaav: 5 :30 P. M Free Tutorial 6 :45 P. M. & Youth Mid Week Service Email Us At: stjministries@aol.com Mission Statement: A Church of the inner city reachingout to the community by ministering to the whole man." Outreach Ministry: NOAH COMMUNITY, INC.l HOUSE OF LYDIA BISHOP EDDIE NEWKIRK And PASTOR AUDREY NEWKIRK Scripture: Friendship (ROMANS 12:9, 10) Love must be sincere, hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted ( P one another in brotherly love, honor one another above yourselves. Thought For Today "A friend is someone who reaches for your hand, but touches your heart." Joke Of the Week Question: Why do Eski mos wash their clothes in Tide? Answer: Because it's too cold to wash them 'out Tide!' F.Y.I. Remember our helpers at Shu Lon's Kitchen, (813) 741-9760 . Thank you Mr. President for ending the war and bringing our troops home Let's also keep President Barack Obama and his family in our daily prayers. Call your news into Gloria MeN air-Johnson at her number (813) 735-7968.

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West Tampa Businessman Believes Senator Honored m West Tampa Will Prosper During Human Rights Breakfast BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer Huey Johnson came to West Tampa more than two decades ago and opened two businesses, one of them a laundry. When he opened his businesses, he quickly noticed that many of the businesses on Main Street either closing down, or ha