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Celebrating 67 Years In The Tampa Bay Area I VOL. 66 NO. 37 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27,2011 24 PAGES 75 Dad Pleads With Daughter, 14, To Please Come Home ;SEE PAGE 3 -. -Police Shooting victim11enies Anacking Ofticer I Florida Bar Assoc. Elects First Black President SEE PAGE 2 CITY MANAGER HONORED WITH RRIREMENT CElEBRATION On Thursday, Ms. Sharon West, Manager of the Housing and Community Development Division, City of Tampa, was the honoree at a surprise retirement party. More than 70 employees from various departments within the city were in attendance to wish her well in her next endeavor. Ms. West relocated to Tampa seven years ago to accept the position. However, this retirement brings to a close forty years of public service. The event was held at the German American Club, 2105 N. Nebraska Avenue. Among those in attendance were from left to right: David Hollis, Jerome Ryans, CEO and President of the Tampa Housing Authority, Ms. Sharon West, the honoree, Mrs. Karen Jackson-Sims, Deputy Regional Director ofHUD, and Leroy Moore, Senior Vice President and COO, Tampa Housing Authority. Photography by BRUNSON).


0 Features Nl--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...._ N a: w m ::2: w (.) w c First African American Florida Bar Association President Chosen BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Earlier this month, the W Florida Bar Association held :;:::) 1-its election of new officers. During the election, the organization's members selected the first African American to serve as its president. Attorney Eugene Pettis, of Fort Lauderdale, will be sworn in as President-elect in June 2012. He will be ele vated to the role of president the following year. Attorney Pettis said, "With regard to the histori cal significance of being in line to become the first African American President of the Florida Bar, I think it has great significance personally, professionally, and to our community." C He said on a professional fE level, a key factor to success c is believing. "We most Z believe that which we see. <( So the fact that I will become > i the first African American en President of the Florida Bar will be symbolic proof that 1-we, as a profession, have come a long way towards w true inclusion for all. Gj "I hope that my presidency 0 will lift the aspirations of all W lawyers, and particularly minority attorneys, and lead ::J to greater involvement and engagement in the profesD. sion. Moreover, I hope there Z is a young boy or girl that I fij can inspire to pursue a law ...1 degree and to serve in this S great profession." m Attorney Pettis said that Ld from a community standZ point, "It is of utmost i= importance that African z w en <( Q a: 0 ...1 LL ATIORNEY EUGENE PETTIS Americans and other minori ties trust our legal system. It is a system that is the bedrock of our Democracy. However, it has not always been fair to our community. "We must continue to make sure that our judiciary is more reflective of our community. I will certainly use my presidency to advance this and other ini tiatives of an inclusive Bar, because I believe that there is strength in diversity," he said Attorney Pettis focuses his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, person al injury, commercial litiga tion, and employment law. -He is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. He continued his education at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in 1985. The following year, he cofounded the law firm with TAMPA ORGANIZATION OF BLACK AFFAIRS (TOBA) REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. UNSUNG HERO AWARD The MLK Unsung Hero Award is presented to individuals who have significantly contributed to improving the quality of life in our community by giving of themselves in time, dedication, influence,service and commitment. Nomination must include: Nominee's Name and mailing address Reason for Nomination (100 words or Jess) Name and address of person making nomination Send your nominations to: UNSUNG HERO AWARD C/OTOBA PO Box 3485 N Tampa, FL 33601 w CJ if All nominations must be received by Friday, December 30, 2011 James S. Haliczer, and Richard Schwamm became a partner in 1999. He is the recipient of numerous awards, commendations, and accolades. Among those are his inclusion in the 2010 and 2011 editions of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the specialties of medical malpractice law and person al injury litigation. Attorney Pettis also shares encouragement with youngsters. "I do not believe there is any greater testament to the difference that hard work and education can pay than looking at my life's story. "From attending Lincoln Park Elementary School and Rogers Middle School in Fort Lauderdale, no one would have predicted my success. Fortunately, my parents, my father, the late Cyrus Pettis, and my mother, Sara Pettis, never gave up instilling the importance of education and demanding my best, and ultimately those efforts won out." Tax collector's Holidav Closing The Hillsborough County Tax Collector's office will be closed Monday, December 26, Tuesday, December 27, 2011 and Monday, January 2, 2012 for the holidays. Property taxpayers are reminded to take advantage of a 3% discount if payment is made in the month of December 2011. Customers paying by mail must ensure the envelope is postmarked by December 31st to Se!!ure the discount. The discount period will be extended to January 3, 2012 for walk-in customers only since the last day of the mont}l is on a weekend. For more information, contact the Tax Collector's office at (813) 635-5200 or visit the website at www.hill stax.org. Commissioner Opposes Hispanic Coalition's Redistricting Plan BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer Members of the Hillsborough Hispanic Coalition have signed an official objection letter, objecting to the County Commission's district maps that were passed this year. The letter was dated October 21, 2011 and submitted to the Department of Justice October 27, 2011. The letter states, in part, "the county's claim of main taining or even enhancing minority representation is erroneous, and instead shows a reckless indiffer ence to significant Latino demographic shifts and the need for Latinos to have fair representation in redis tricting." The Coalition is alleging that before the redistricting maps wee submitted, Hispanic representation in District 1 was 35%. They claim the new maps would reduce that representation to 32% in spite of the fact that Hispanics now comprise 300,000 of the 1.2 million residents of Hillsborough County. County Commissioner Les Miller explains that the Coalition wants to go into part of his district to give them the 35% they are seeking. "They are alleging their voting strength has been diluted. They would have to COMMISSIONER LESLIE "LES" MILLER take the West Tampa part of my district to get the 35% they want, and I'm not in favor of that. "I've suggested a sth single member district that would make each district smaller, and we may be able to get a district with a majority Hispanic represen tation." Comm. Miller said. he thinks a 5-2 plan would make everything work fine. "I've presented a 5..:2 plan to my colleagues, and I plan to bring it back in February. If we pass that1 the Hispanic group will have a 35% dis trict. I think we should have a Hispanic on the commis sion, so I understand their concerns. But, they don't want a 5-2 plan. They want Sandy Murman's District 1 redrawn to give them their 35%. A public hearing will be held on the entire issue." 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-f Features c: Policemen -And Firemen Deliver Furniture To Familv In Need BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Letters to Santa often range from electronics to in clude tons of other types toys. But, the request of one East Tampa child tugged at the heatts of the readers and they made the wish come true. The owners of Jaymer Que Barbeque in Brandon came across the request of the 6-year-old girl. She wasn't asking for dolls or even a bicycle. All she wanted was a bed to sleep in She had sent her request to the Sin cerely Santa Program, an or ganization that tries to rnake the wishes of less fortunate children come true. The Tampa Police Depart ment launched the Sincerely Santa Program in 1987, to help underprivileged chil-' Tampa Police Senior Pa-. trolman Ricky Wade, left, is shown with Tampa Firefighter David Bindshedler assembling a bedroom set for a needy family. dren residing in low-income areas. Since .the inception of the program, other first-respon ders have joined in to help make the holidays brighter for families in need. Each year, children from throughout Hillsborough County be come recipients of donations as a result of the program. Ms. Janelle McGregor said when the business own ers learned that no one in the child s home had a bed, the restaurant owners contacted Famous Tate in Brandon. The business owners then purchased three complete bedroom sets for the family "We're not releasing the names of the family because the mother asked that we didn't," she said. Once the bedroom sets were purchased, members of the Tampa Police Depart ment and Tampa Fire Rescue delivered the furniture to the home last Wednesday evening and set them up. They wanted to make sure that the gifts were in time for the holidays. Tampa Police Maior Continues Enorts To Mentor Young Men BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor As Tampa Police Major Gerald Honeywell climbed through the ranks at the de partment, he noticed a dis turbing trend. Some of the same youngsters were be coming repeat offenders. In an effort to break the cycle, Major Honeywell and several other police officerS <;lecided to dedicate their time to mentoring young men. Major Honeywell launched the Building The Guts To Lead Mentoring Pro gram at Middleton High In keeping with his to md:e: a d of young men, Tampa Police Gerald Honey'well treated two of the young men he has.mentored to lunch during the Christmas. holidays. Major Honeywell, left, is shown with Courtney Hunter, Leroy Harris, Vasti Paul, and Tampa Police Corporal Clethen Sutton. (Photography by BRUNSON). School. had made the Dean's List He and other officers tWice in the two years he has worked with a group of young attended the school. expanding their cultural Vasti Paul graduating awareness and bringing : them from Middleton High School into contact with African and is currently enrolled at American business owners. Florida A & M University, Major Honeywell said he where he plays football. He is wanted them to know that a sophomore as well. there are successful African The third young man American men living and treated to lunch was Leroy working in their respective Harris, a junior at Hillsborcommunities. ough High SchooL Harris is Some of the young men he enrolled in the Hillsborough originally worked with have Education Foundation Mendone well. Many of them toring Program and Big earped scholarships and are Brothers/ Big Sisters currently enrolied in college. gram. Major Honeywell is Last Thursday, Major a mentor for both organiza-Honeywell and Cpl. tions. Clethen Sutton took three Major Honeywell said of the young men to lunch at that his program is not active Yummy's Restaurant on E. this year, he still has an opHillsborough Avenue portunity to help youth just Courtney -Hunter on a smaller scale. He also earned a football scholarship had an idea that proved to Hampton University. He worthwhile during the lunch- Cl I I I I ... ; ll I eon. "While we were at lunch, Leroy asked Courtney and Vasti all sorts of questions about football, college, and such. And, they answered his questions, but told him the best thing he could do was concentrate on his education. Leroy was able to look at them and have a realistic goal. "It was then that I told them, 'You don't know it, but you're now a mentor.' Hope fully, one day, these two young men will do what I'm doing and help keep a child on the right path.'' Major Honeywell said he plans to meet with other young men during the holiday break. "l still make sure that I keep in touch with them and let them know that I'm still concerned about their future." Dad Pleads For Daughter To Come Home c c m 0 m m m ::0 N ....... Wade West is pleading with his 14-year-old daughter, Ashley to come home. Even though she has run away froii) home on 2 other occasions, this is the longest time she has been gone. West said Ashley left home on December 9th. A student at North Tampa Alternative School, she had been suspended for 3 days that week. She returned to school on Thursday and he had to go back and pick her up. She had been suspended again. That Friday he had to go to court with 2 of his other children and when they re turned, Ashley had gone. He did tell her that she would be disciplined, but when she left he had not. The single father of 7 chil dren (2 boys and 5 girls) says it's difficult, but he's trying to rear his children in the best manner he knows. West said he received a ASHLEY WEST text from her this past Sun day, but he still does not know where she is. This week, Ashley contacted 2 of her other siblings and said ., she would not be returning r home. 0 If anyone knows the whereabouts of Ashley, )> please contact Investigator en m Brack of the Tampa Police z Dept. at (813) 276-3516 or :::! c.ontact West at (813) 380-3344 1 m c: r r m :::! z Call And Schedule Your Appointment Today!!! 1111


E_ditoria s/Columns ,..: N a: w m w 0 w c >.;' en w ::) t-FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN (USPS 202-140) 2207 21st Avenue, Tampa Florida 33605 (813) 248-1921 Published Every Tuesday and Friday By FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBUSHING Co., Member of National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Amalgamated Publishers, Inc., New York. 1990-94 CP Timelnternational POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To: Florida Sentinel Bulletin, P.O. Box 3363 Tampa, FL 33601 Periodical Postage Paid AI Tampa, FL C. Blythe Andrews 1901-19n (1945) C. Blythe Andrews Jr. 1930..2010 (19n) S. KAY PUBLISHER C BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill, PRESIDENT ALLISON WELLS-CLEBERT, CFO GWEN HAYES, EDITOR IRIS HOLTON; CITY EDITOR HAROLD ADAMS, CIRCULATION MANAGER BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERTISING DIRECTOR TOYNETTA COBB, PRODUCTION MANAGER LAVORA EDWARDS, CLASSIFIED MANAGER Subscriplions-$44.00-6 Months Both Editions: $87.00-Per Year Both Editions. Opinions expressed on edHorlaJ pages of this newspaper by Columnists or Guest WrHers. do not necessarily reflect the edHorlal stanoe of The Florida Sentinel Bulletin or the Publisher. Rethink Raising FCATScores D espite continued opposition from school super-. a intendents and other state education leaders, [ the Florida Board of Education raised the pass-u. ing scores for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment C Test (FCAT). Several education experts had proposed lower scores, instead of higher scores. Teachers and students are already experiencing c pain and discomfort (call it FCAT Traumatic Synffi drome) regarding test scores. No doubt, former gov::l ernor Jeb Bush's name surfaced in the debate. Many t-of you should remember that reportedly, Bush had ties to the company responsible for developing the FCAT. W Claiming the test to be easy, Bush supporters lobfa hied to have the FCAT passing scores raised. Given the :::1: angst and terror of teachers and students while preparing and administering the test, we believe the m Education Committee members made a critical mistake in raising such scores. z Consequently, we certainly hope the Board of Edui= cation will reconsider raising FCAT scores. In fact, perhaps, the Board of Education should be required ....1 to tflke the before they foist it on hapless teachers ffi and students. ....1 w z i= z Dving To Belong a: 0 ....1 u. ecent reports of the death and injuries suffered by two F AMU students cause us to pose several .questions ._ Is it possible that we, as parents, family members, and role models have made children accept ical, verbal, and mental abuse as necessary to belong to a fraternity, sorority, lodge, or other fraternal groups? Have we regaled them with stories of how much physical and mental strength 'we summoned in order to "cross the burning "rid. e the goat," or other tests of proving how badly we wanted to belong to a group that we may have misrepresented the real reasons why we joined' such organizations? ., If you are the parent or relative of a college or high school student, you need to hav:e a serious conversation with the student before he or she returns to the school campus after winter break. Our students need to understand that no organization is worth joining if a group's members engage in or expect theip to accept physical, verbal, or mental abuse in order to join. In fact, such organizations are no better than join-ing a street gang. Hazing stopped being cute when it began to victimize our children and when it began to e, make a mockery of common sense, and they die to belong. Time To Drop The across The Aisles' E very American knows or should know that there is a partisan gridlock in Washington, D C. that is so deeply entan gled that Congress cal}'t tend to the business the United States sent it there to take care of. The bad part about it is that they, and mostly Repub licans, don't care. It matters not what the voters want. In stead, it is all about the poli tical end game being played. Members of Congress have shown a gross disre spect for each other. This is shocking, coming from a body that supposedly prides themselves with doing busi ness with dignity and re spect. At the rate they are going, I expect some fisticuff to take place real soon. It is time these grown men stop this madness. They can stop dropping this my friends across the aisle bologna. Depending upon who is talking, those friends across the aisle are either all Democrats or all Republicans. Seldom does any friendship exist. In both chambers, the House and the Senate, the Republicans sit on one side and the Demo crats sit on the other side. That in itself is an auto matic division among the two parties. Why not sit De mocrats and Republicans to gether. This can be done by alphabetical order, by length of service, by pulling a number for each person's seat or just letting members pick who they want to sit by as long as it is someone from the opposite party. Now, when a member says niy friends across the aisle or my friends in the back the speaker will be talking to members of both parties. By integrating the seating Kwanzaa: 46th Anniversarv 01 Sound PrinCiples Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration honoring African-American heritage and culture, will be observed from December 26th to January 1 st. An annual event created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is expected to be celebrated by more thari 18 million African Ameri cans in the tfnited States, Canada, France, Great Britain, Jamaica, and Brazil. Dr; Karenga created Kwanzaa as a period of cele bration of African American history and culture, the first holiday to focus on Blacks. Kwanzaa is a Swahili (East African language) word meaning "first fruits of the harvest" or "Matunda Ya Kwanza). During the the Black nationalist movement flourished and focused on reconnecting African Ameri cans with their African Cul ture and traditions. Historically, Kwanzaa was established as an alternative to Christmas. However, time and the value of Kwanzaa principles and symbols changed, thereby giVmg Christians an opportunity to celebrate both Christmas and Each of the seven days during which Kwanzaa is celebrated is dedicated to one of seven principles, which Karenga established as important to community building. Each day, families and groups are encouraged to gather, light one of the seven candles in observance of one of the principles and discuss how the family can practice and promote the principles. The principles are celebrated a:s follows: 12/26 (Umoja/Unity in the family, community, nation and race); 12/27 (Kujichag1.1lia/ Self Determination by defin ing, naming and speaking up for ourselves); 12j28 (Ujima/ Collective Work and Responsibility, building and maintaining our community together; helping our broth. arrangement, Republican and Democrats would sit next to each other, talk to each other, get to know each other and exchange view points. Under the current seating arrangement, the division has already started before the meeting or the session has started. No! This is not the complete answer to the political gridlock that is tak ing place in Washington, but it is a start. It is a very simple start that could work. The political craziness in Washington must stop. pie are hurting too badly by the lack of action on the part of the Washington playboys. The economy is bad, a large number of people are unem ployed, people losing their homes, their life's sav ings, imd their pension, among other things. These people need help. As childish as this may seem, it may be a good idea to have a Congressional So cial once a month to get our Congress people to interact with each other on a purely social level. Some great friendships have emerged from these kind of gather ings. It is easier for friends to work together for a common cause. Now, it would be my mends! ers and sisters to solve their pro!Jlems); 12/29 (Ujamaa/ Cooperative Economics by supporting Black businesses and other businesses that care about and support our communities); 12/30 (Nia/ Purpose through collectively working together to build and maintain our communi ties); 121/31 (Kuumba/ Cre ativity by making our communities better and more beautiful), and January 1st (Imani/ Faith, believ ing in creating a better world by trusting our people, our family, teachers, and leaders.) Whether you celebrate Kwanzaa or not, few can argue that the seven princi ples of Kwanzaa are important to Black Americans engaged in o .ur quest for eco nomic parity and building safer communities. In fact, we all as individuals should commit to practicing and promoting each of the seven principles on a daily basis rather than once a year. Given today's social and economic conditions, those of us who are blessed with jobs, homes and. other necessitie& should commit to "paying it forward" to others. You can find out more about Kwanzaa symbols and cele brations at www.officialk wanzaa website.org Happy New Year and Harambee!


Horoscopes Horoscopes Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -There could be delays with plans today. Avoid travel if you can. Take extra care with hea lth, and add time for the unexpected Don't be hasty. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -It's party time! The next two days are perfect for gatherings. Inventive ideas arise in the conversation, so give it room to breathe. An elder has a savings tip Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)-With the sun in Capri corn, you and your accom plices work well together. You have a more public focus. Tak e the test for new opportunities. Aries (March 21-April 19)-Get r ea d y for a real ad venture over the next couple of da ys Change up the ro u tine and follow your heart. Grow your network your perspective and your love. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Even if it's not obvi ous yo u intuitively know what you want. Your budget may have to be revised (again) The next month is good for travel and launching projects Gemini (May 21-June 21) You find strength in teamwork. Study invest ments, and get your affairs in order. Do your homework be fore making a decision. Re viewthe documents carefully. Cancer (June 22-July 22)-Things are about to get busier for the next few days. Put off procrastination for later. Fortunately, there's still time for love. Add chocolate. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today and tomorrow, you're lucky in love. Respect another person's opinion, es pecially if you don't agree. Those who truly love you hold you to the highest ideals. Listen to them. Virgo (Aug. 23-:-Sept. 22) --You're more energized at home. Romance fills your day with color and bril liance. Surprise someone with love. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) -You're entering a twoday learning phase, with plenty of work. Take good notes. For the next month, your focus shifts to domestic matters. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Money's likely to rule your day. Don't spend more than you bring in. Trust your intuition when designing your road map. Take a loved one along for the ride. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)-You get a confi dence boost. Just about everything's in your favor now. Much to your amaze ment, it keeps getting better. Pamper yourself, and others. Brenda Rhinehart and Annie Mae Blake posed for the Sentinel's photographer while attending an outdoor birthday party. All smiles after receiving a "certificate of excellence" are Mrs. Betty Dorsey and Eva Dorsey. Matilda Dixon and David Burgess and other friends and family gathered for a party that was hosted by David Burgess. Handsome and well-dressed, these young gentlemen were the escortS for a Jr. Deb Ball. They are: Carlos Smith, Erick Barr, Jamel Watson, Alvin Johnson, Delwyn McAllister, Larry Tillman, Danny Green and Adrian Tillman. Friends and family gathered to honor out-of-town visitors from California. They are: Linda Manuel, Patsy Desseau, Maw Simmons-Vestor, Ronda Durant, Linda McCallum, Rodney Williams, Edwin Simmons, Judith Simmons, Judith Welch and Eulie Bocwell. "11 6 J:l en m z m r-IJJ c: rr-z \J c: OJ r-ffi ::I: m c m c! m en Fellow Students all smiles after they shared their graduation ceremony together. They. are: Janice Davis, Capathia Burrows and Nao-z miaSmart. C "11 J:l Lillian Stringer, Mayor Johnny Ford and AI Davis received awards at a TOBA Breakfast. j Ci) m U1


Haouv Binhdav JMith Age comes Wisdom m :E w (.) w c >= < c en w ::l 1-Wishing my son, Colby McGhee, Happy Holidays. From: your mother, Felicia; sister, Brittany; niece, Jamaria; father, Larry; godmother, Joyce Jordan; and godbrother, DeVaris McClain. Sorry we can t be to gether, but we love you al ways. COLBY MCGHEE Lovers For life c a: LL c z w c w :I: en ::::i m ::l D.. z iii ...I ...I ::l Ql ...I w z i= z w en een sta tioned, or deployed .in more than 30 countries. Col. Shreve graduated from McGillToolen High School, Mo bile, Alabama in 1979. He continued his education graduated from the University of South Alabama, Kings College of London, the Pakistani National Defense University. Col. Shreve plans to remain the Tampa, with his wife, Kanjana, and daughters, Teresa and Priscella.


c! Retired Firefighter Florida Congresswoman Evicted With Onlv 2K Introduces Rilva Wilson Act left On Mortgage Last week, a retired Or-Frederica Wilson (DFL) ange County firefighter was introduced H.R. 3741, the N 0 evicted from his home. He 'Rilya Wilson Act,' to pro-:: had lived in the Eatonville teet foster children and to enresidence for 40 years. sure that every state has a Booker T. Perry said he procedure in place to immedionly owed $2,ooo on the ately report their disappearhome and that he had only reance. The bipartisan bill has ceived one foreclosure notice 109 original co-sponsors. The other court documents To this day, I continue to had gone to an attorney hired throw a remembrance party by his estranged wife. every September 29th on Flagstar Bank held the Rilya's birthday. To this day, mortgage on the home and BOOKER T. PERRY I have not forgotten. We must sold it to an investor for ans for a Fair Settlement held do better. We must protect $17,000. The investor then an event featuring Perry's foster children just as we ordered Perry to vacate the story. They called for a federal would our own children," home five days before Christinvestigation into the settle-Congresswoman Wilson mas. ment talks between attorney said. Perry, along with Floridgenerals across the nation The bill is named after ians for a Fair Settlement, a and five major lenders ac-Rilya Wilson, a four-yearnew coalition, blame the cused of fraudulent mortgage old girl who was reported manner in which Attorney practices. missing in 2001. Her foster General Pam Bondi is han-Several organizations in-mother, Geralyn Graham, dling foreclosure crises eluding churches, labor continued to collect payments During a press conference, unions and Democratic legisfrom the Florida Department Perry stood on the steps of lators gathered at the Open of Children and Families his former home and talked Door Missionary Baptist (DCF) for 15 months after her about the eviction. Church in Eatonville. disappearance, during which "Mistakes were made on my They called on Bondi to time the agency never knew part, but they were also made prosecute corrupt bank exec-Rilya's whereabouts. DCF fi-on the part of attorneys reputives, fight for mortgage nally discovered the child was resenting the bank. She's the companies to reduce princi missing, but took a full week new attorney general. Let's pal on underwater homes, to report her missing to local hold her accountable to the and demand a settlement of promises she made to get into $250 billion 10 times the office." amount reported in current Last Wednesday, Floridinegotiations CONGRESSWOMAN FREDERICA WilSON authorities. Rilya has never been found. Geralyn Graham will fi nally face murder charges in the disappearance of Rilya Wilson in March 2012, but the underreporting of missing foster children must stop now. I want to make sure that Rilya is not forgotten I want to make sure that when Geralyn Graham's trial begins on March 26th that the world remembers what happened to Rilya. Geralyn Graham must not escape justice, and we must ensure that another tragedy like this never happens again." Foster children continue RILYA WilSON ... Disappeared in 2001 to go missing at much higher rates than their peers, and their disappearances often go unreported for longer periods The Rilya Wilson Act would : require state child welfare agencies to report in formation on missing or ab ducted foster children promptly to local law enforce, ment; add a recent photo-5 graph requirement to the JJ information that local en-C forcement agencies must report to NCIC; and ensure that state law enforcement agen cies notify the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) of missing children from foster care. > en m z :::! z m r-m c: r-rm :::! z "'C c: m r-c;; ::I: m c m < m JJ < -1 c: m en c FAMU Named One 01 Most AUordable CollegesBv Jn Magazine. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M University (FAMU) continues to receive national recognition for its outstanding achievements. William Hudson, Jr. "It is important that we do not price out students who want a quality education. An education is truly something that no one can take from you." AUTO ACCIDENT > z c Thjs year alone the histor ically black university has been named one of the top 100 national universities by Washington Monthly Maga zine, one of the Best Colleges in the nation by Forbes Mag azine a Top Green College in America by The Princeton Review and ranked the No.1 public historically black col lege or university b y U. S. News and World R eport. What is FAMU 's l atest fea t? F AMU was named one of Jet Magazi n e's most af fordable colleges in the na tion. An education is the key to changing one's socioeco nomic s tatus," sa id Vice President for Student Affairs With the rise of college tuition all around the nation, students often cannot afford the fees associated with attending college Other public schools high lighted in tfie magazine in cluded the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, the University of Florida and the University of Virginia. 'It's beneficial to students that FAMU be affordab l e be cause we hope to earn our de gree without a lot of debt to go with it," sa i d Markia Butler, a s e nior journa1ism student from Jacksonvill e, FL. "Be ing more aff ordabl e i s reall y Exce ll ence with Car ing AT FAULT, NOT AT FAULT, PICK UP SERVICE AVAILABLE LAROCCA INJURY CENTERS, LLC JJ c


....... C'\1 a: w m ::!: w (.) w c Reverend Bvron Presslev, Sr. Gets First Pastoral Charge On October 14, 2011, Reverend Byron Pressley C was given his First Pastoral f3 Charge Mount Olive A. M. E ;:::, Church, Plant City 1-On Sunday, December 18, 2011, his home church Allen Temple A. M. E Church host e d a Welcome Program for him. Steven Miller, III was the Worship Leader. Rev. Michael K. Bouie, Pastor of Allen Temple AME Church was the speaker. His theme was "Strengthen My Hand," taken from Nehemiah 6:9. He was introduced by Rev. Pressley, Sr. Program participants were Allen Temple Choir, Obie Diggs, Bobbi Rice, Cassandra Wright, Daniel Raulerson, Reverend Carl McKay, Delphine Burnett., Henry Foster, Devturis Hardy, Rev. Jean Davis, C Ursula Lewis and Bettye J. a: Drummer. Refresh-ments LL followed the service c Rev. Pressley is a native of Tampa. He is the son of Aleatha Marr and the late James Pressley. Rev. Pressley is married to Wendy E. Pressley and the father of 3 children Quaneisha, Byron, Jr. and Brandon. The Robinson High School graduate enrolled at Bethune Cookman in 1988 and matriculated to Florida A&M University, graduating in 1993 with a B. S. degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Z Sociology. Rev. Pressley is i= currently employed with the Department of Children and ....I Families as an Economic ffi specialist ....1 As the Church Administrator of Allen Temple A. M. E. j:: Church, Rev. Pressley has Z served as the Pastor's Executive Assistant, Chaplain c( for the Sons of Allen, Treasurer C for the Tampa District Sons of ii: Allen and Treasurer for the 9 West Coast Conference Sons of LL Allen and Assistant Basketball Coach for the West Coast Conference His training in Theological The Pressley Family is now the first family of Mt. Olive AME Church, Plant City. Ms. Cassandra Wright presented the First Family. The Plant City Mayor, Daniel Raulerson, welcomed Rev. Pressley to the community. studies was done at Asbury Theological Seminary and he is currently enrolled at Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta working on his Master's of. Rev. Michael K. Bouie, pastor of Allen Temple AME Church, was the speaker. Rev. Carl McKay brought greetings on behalf of ProPastor Delphine Burnett, ViceChair of the Steward Board brought greetings to the new pastor. Divinity degree. In the community, Rev. Pressley is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Gamma Eta Sigma Chapter, where he serves on the social action committee. He is also a member of Hillsboro Lodge #242 F&AM, PHA and the FAMU Alumni Association. (Photos by Lomax Mcintyre) 'Night 01 Hope And Unitv' To Create Awareness 01 Haitian Disaster BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer Pastor Diems "James" Duverlus, founder of Compassion Network International Ministries, will be hosting a city-wide "Night Of Hope And Unity." The event will mark the second anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, and left hundreds of thousands of people dead, homeless, or missing On January 12, 2012 at 7 p. m., the First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, 1900 Gandy Boulevard, will be the gathering place for anyone who wants to come out and support the efforts to bring hope and a message of survival to the people of Haiti. "There will be actual survivors of the earthquake there to tell their story," said Pastor James. "Many of them are here on a limited visa, and will have to return, and they have nothing to return to. That's why it's so important for the compassion of the people of this area to come together on this night and see the faces of people with little or no hope." Pastor James said it is their commitment to let the Haitian people know they are not alone in this difficult time. "We want to develop a training center that will allow PASTOR DIEMS DUVERLUS "Pastor James" the Haitian people to learn gainful skills they can use to rebuild and maintain their families and country," said Pastor James. "It's time the people of Haiti understand they can no longer stand around waiting for people to do things for them. They are going to have to pick up a shovel, a brick, or whatever it takes, and start the process themselves." Pastor James said he hopes they will have a full house for this event, and he also would like to unite other organizations working to provide relief for the Haitian people. "I believe the right way to help people help themselves is to first give them a fish, then later teach them how to catch their own." AccepHng Title XX ond VPK Aru Von S.I'Yicc avolloble; Including pick-up and drop-off -to ichoot Aftar school core avollabl Houri: Monday-Friday 6:30 A.M. to 5:50 P .M. ENROLL NftW ror tpeelol dTacountl


Local fii c Retired And Proud, Inc. Hosts Seventh Annual Holidav Gala Retired and Proud Inc. (RAP) celebrated its Seventh Annual Holiday Gala at the Sheraton Suites. This year's theme was "A Winter Wonder land. RAP is an organization of interesting, simulating and diverse individuals with business and profes sional backgrounds from across the United States Members attend monthly luncheons at some of the most distinguished ven ues in the Tampa Bay area. Members and guests enjoy other activities such as music concerts, theatre evenings, golf outings, fishing trips, an Art Ap preciation Evening, travel opportunities and an an nual Holiday Gala Robert "Bob" Samuels is the founder. He was the first President and served in that posi tion until 2007. He re mains an active member of the organization Bob was voted President Emeritus of Retired and Proud (RAP) in 2007. (Photos by Lomax Mcintyre) Mr. and Mrs. John (Joyce) Austin. Mrs. Austin is the current President. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (Tonja) Brickhouse were also guests. Mr. and Mrs. Amers (Selma) Ayers. Ruby French. Sandra Davis and Joan Dawson were among the guests. Shirley Gunn-Anderson, John Glenn and Ernestine Glenn were guests. -Retired and Proud founder, Robert "Bob" Samuels and his wife, Lillie Samuels. Mr. and Mrs. George (Nathleen) Nix were in attendance. Gene Black and Dolores Mcintosh were among those in attendance. Atty. and Mrs: Thomas (Lillian) Stririger attended. Gloria Young and Chet Reynolds. FAITH LEARNING CENTER ENROLLING NOW (fQk$"1 1-4 Years Old s-12 Years Old $24 I Day 1725 E. FOWLER AVE TAMPA m (') m s: m m :xJ 1\) 1\) 0 ..... ..... "T1 r-0 :xJ c )> 0 m z ::::! z m r-m c r rm ::::! z "C c m r-c;; ::I: m c m < m :xJ -< -1 c: m 0 c )> z c "T1 :xJ c


-""" C\1 a: w llJ ::!: w (.) w c Golden Stars Christmas lunch The Golden St a rs of Woodlawn Terrace held their Christmas >=' luncheon at a Br andon restaurant. The group meets at the Woodlawn Terrace Gwen Miller Center (Photos by Julia en Jackson) 1-0 -w CJ Sonya Billups-Bexley is one of the Gol,len Stars. Luvenia Balloon and Alice Wade at the luncheon. liverpool Wedding Susan Bernard and Derrick Liverpool and their wedding p a rty journeyed to Cypre ss Beach for them to exchange vows Taking in the white sand along Cypress Beach are: Curtis, Tanisha, Tiffany, bride, Susan Liverpool, groom, Derrick Liverpool, Quannice, Tekishia and Antwan. >r r"" f Gillian Feazell; Leroy Guiest and Sherma Hartsfietd at the wedding. Helen Chen-Duncan attended the wedding. Leslian Scott and the bride's granddaughter, Eden Bruce Reynolds, motivational and:Kathy Reynolds at the wedding.


ocal Appreciation Program For Marv Blake Members of the gospel community showed their love and support to Mary Blake when an appreciation program was held for her last month. More th a n 125 guests were in attendance. Mrs. Blake supports several of the area's gospel groups when the y host programs. The appreciation program was held at Grace Mary M. B. Church. The master and mis tress of ceremony were Elder Robert Sturgis and Kathy Henry along with Evangelist Vergie Johnson. Carlton Burgess was one of the special guests, along with Matty and the Gospel J oyettes of St. Pete. Also on prQgram: Inspirational Voices of Lakeland, Wanda Johnson, Mt. Moriah MB Church Choir of Wimauma, and Presiding Elder Hugie Snead of St. Pete. (Photos by Sylvester Harris) The Copeland Family Singers showed some love to Mrs. Blake. A Holidav Gathering For The Class 011965 Class members in attendance: first row, Leroy Tillman, Marina Pilcher, Mable Leslie, Eddie Oliver. Second row, Margaret Butler, Phan Boston, Yvonne Wright, Peggy Peel, Barbara Grayson, Rosa Dorn, Annie Thornton, Carol Dorsey, Sandra Johnson and Jacquelyn Cress. Third row, Beverly Moore, Alnnora Allen, John Jack'son, Vera Luckey, Sandra Lovelace, Eugene Richardson, Melvin Nelson, Ronald Williams and Billy Christmas. Not shown, Apolonia Mendoza and Bonita Kelly. Under canopies and tents, around the oaks that surround the Christmas home, that's Billy, members of the Middleton High School Class of 6Ts enjoyed a splendid holiday cook out. The picture perfect setting and warm Florida sun formed a backdrop for an afternoon of food, fun and games The men of the class were grill masters for the day, serving pork and beef ribs, chicken and sausage. The ladies complimented with delicious sides and dessert. Team members sent individual players to the hot seat for friendly competi tive rounds of 'Guess The Celebrity." Acquaintances were renewed and friends were updated. At the 45th reunion last year, attended by 75, classmates were asked to consider establishing a foundation to provide support services to Middleton Senior High School. Bishop A. J. Richardson gave the first donation at the banquet. Principal Owen Young was apprised of this volunteer service and finance initiative. He welcomed this comprehensive approach. At the next meeting, scheduled for February 27, 2012, 6:30 p. m. at the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Branch 0 Library, the foundation by-laws will be presented for review together with cn fundraising ideas. All class members are invited to at-::::! tend. Z m For more information, visit the website: www.mid dletontigersof6s.com Nelson, President Emeritus, Marina Pilcher, Chairperson, Membership Initiatives; John Johnson, Treasurer. l tD c: rrm ::::! z


Local Middleton Class Of 1959 Has Christmas Partv m :: UJ (.) UJ c <( c en UJ ::::::1 1-Members of the Middleton High Class of 1959 donned their festive holiday outfits for their Christmas party. C In attendance were: seated, Brenda Dennard, Carolyn Miller, Ernestine Genn, Olivia Brown, Cecilia Cambridge, Mattie Houston, Eloise Smith ff: and Eloise Crump. Standing, Dorothy Paige, LaVerne Latson, Dora Dixon, Gloridine McNair, Henry Brown, Gloria Austin, Mary Staples, Novella c Cherry, Larry Houston, Mary Flemmings and Johnny Armstrong. (Photo by Sylvester Harris) z c( c en UJ ::::::1 1-w > w c w l: en :::J m ::::::1 D.. z i= UJ ...J ...J ::::::1 m ...J w z i= z w en c( c a: 0 ...J LL Meeting To Discuss Voter Suppression Planned On Saturday, January 7th, members of the community will gather to discuss new voting laws that went into effect in 2011. The meeting will take place at the First United Church of Christ, 7308 E. Fowler Avenue, from 2 p.m. to 4 p .m. During the meeting, those in attendance will talk about how the new law has made it harder for Florida citizens to vote and to have their votes counted. One of the changes affects the manner in which registering voters take place. The group will discuss methods of conducting voter registration in compliance with the new law. Another topic will be the restoration of rights by individuals who have been convicted of a felony, registering and voting in the upcoming election, and other ways that individuals can get in volved in the Democratic process. Some of the speakers in attendance will include Joyce Hamilton Henry, of the ACLU of Florida; Craig Latimer, of the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office, Yvette Lewis, of the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP, and Charley Williams of the League ofWomen Voters. First United Church of Christ is located halfmile west of I -75 at the northeast corner of E. Fowler Avenue and Riverhills Dr. The meeting is free and open to the public local Inventor Inspired Bv Presidential Speech African American inventors have been an intricate part of American history, and Mark Yulee wants to continue that tradition. Yulee has created another invention,andistryingto partner with 3M with alicensing agreement. Yulee said he was in spired by a speech made by President Barack Obama Yulee said he believes in the power of prayer, and has a desire to change the world. "I think I've discovered my true purpose in life," said Yulee. about innovation, inventions, and science. "The President made the MARK YULEE "I got fitted for a tailor made suit, spoke with a mil lionaire for an hour, and got news from 3M that they have an interest in my invention. I hope my invention will help our troops all over the world." Yulee encourages anyone with an invention idea to pur sue their dreams and not give up statement in the context of our need to compete against national powers like China, Japan and Russia. Innova tion is w hat it will take to stimulate this economy." Prime Time Sister Circles Announce Kickon Event BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer Dr. Marilyn Gaston and Dr. Gayle Porter are the women who founded a national movement called Prime Time Sister Circles. The two women founded the organization to address health issues of African American women between the ages of 40 and 70. On January 23, 2012, Prime Time Sister Circles Alumni Tampa Bay Chapter will host a kickoff event that will feature their 2008-2011 graduates. The event will be held at the 34th Street Church of God In Christ, 3000 North 34th Street, from 6 p. m. until8:30 p. m. Graduates of the 14-week support group, and current members, are invited to continue t heir journey to wellness, and at the same time, reconnect with their Prime Time Sisters. The Sisters will review their 12 prescrip tions of healthy living, refresh their knowl edge, recommit to their goals, exercise for life, build their self-esteem, and increase their spir itual resilience. For more information about this event, contact Yvette Polite-Dennis at (813) 766'5540, or Sartura Smith at (813) 900-6452.


c: en Security Team Leader Retires After 40 Years 01 Service Frank Baker is shown at his retirement party at Tampa General Hospital. He retired after 40 years of service in the Security Department. (Photograph by Albertus BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Retirement should be a happy time when accolades for a job well done flow. And, that was the case with Frank Baker last Wednes day. For the past 40 years, Baker has worked at Tampa General Hospital. Not only is it remarkable that he worked at the same place for so long, but Baker worked iii the same department all of those years. He also remained on the same 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift. He began working at the hospital in the Environmen tal Services and Security Department on February 2, 1971. After a few years, he de cided to remain in the Secu rity Department. During his tenure; Baker worked in the Emergency Room for about 6 years. His understanding nature helped him to understand. that "When you're sick, sometimes tempers get short." So he didn't hold it against peo ple who became angry. He also said that many times, those seeking medical atten tion just needed someone to listen and he filled that role. Of his time at the hospital -Baker said, "It was very en joyable. I met a lot of people who I consider friends. "I'm going to miss them. I have a lot of friends and a lot of re spect from others." "I saw a lot of children born. They grew up and then 1 would see their children They would say, 'You're still He also remembers the many changes that have taken place during his four decades of service. One of those changes welcomed was having sworn police officers at the hospital -around the clock. Baker said the security guards were armed with tasers,'but the sworn officers are appreciated. Several of the officers were among those in attendance at his re tirement party. A Tampa native, Baker said he could have retired be fore now, but he planned the retirement so that everything would be right. He looks forward to re suming his hobby qf fishing and spending his time at his leisure. Bakerwill his birthday Dec. 30th. For Girls 8-18 Years Old: Businesswoman Provides For Conversation On Being Sate BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor With the number of young men who are now stepping forward to talk about how they were molested as chil dren, a Tampa business woman hopes to open conversation with young girls, ages 8-18 years old who can talk openly about those same kinds of incidents. Ms. Candy Lowe plans to provide an outlet for con versation on being safe and looking out for inappropriate behavior of men/women, at home, school or play. She plans to host young ladies from several youth group who will partner with her. The event will be at the Children's Board on Satur day, January 28, 2012, 10 a. m.-2p.m. The motivational speaker for the event will be Nyela Hope. Police Officer Susan Ingraham Bowers is also CANDY LOWE an invited guest along with elected officials. Over the past 4'-1/2 years, Ms. Lowe says during "Tea and Conversation" on Satur"7 days, somehow the conversa tion turns to the sickness of pedophiles. "I've had women 40-50-60 years old talk *NOW SELLING 8 N about these experiences We ...., want to tell the young ladies that it's not their fault -:: they're not to blame for the sickness of these monsters. "Most young ladies who are touched inappropriately don't tell," about 93%, she says research has shown. Ms. Lowe adds that so many women don't tell and later in life they don't under stand why they can't express themselves openly or they have a problem with rela. tionship building. "We want to help teach them how to protect themselves; how to be aware of the manipulation; games and tricks that are used." Parents are encouraged to accompany their daughters -to this event. For more information, or to sign up go to I or call (813) 394-6363 "Our goal is to help a lot little girls," she said. -320971/2 N. 22nd St I Ponce de Store): WA

..... 0 Local Shimberg FamiiV Pavs Tribute To Men Of Vision Leaders Ill :E UJ u UJ c >= <( c CJ) UJ :::::) t-Ros s Anderson, left, and James Eliassaint, far right, are shown with Shim berg Family members: Amy Shim berg, Robert Shim berg, Jill ian Shim berg, Michelle Shim berg and Connor Shimberg. On Tuesda y December 2oth, the Men of Vision lead ership team was honored for their community involvement by local, state elected officials, along with school board members for their leadership at their perspective schools. The y oung men were also rec-><( ognized for their commitment C to the community in which a: the y live. LL Robert and Michelle C Shimberg hosted the event at the Palma Ceia Golf & ><( Country Club to thank these C men for their dedica-CJ) to education, community UJ services and their overall vision for their future and the > of their respective ffi communities. > For the past six years, the orga nization has focused on UJ their academic success as well J: as shown a commitment to CJ) ::::i cleaning up and giving back Ill their community and edu:::::) cation. a. z The Shimbergs also i= nored Ross Anderson a monetary donation for ...J dedication and commit-ffi ment to working with these ...J n TrlllniU men Anderson said, Even i= Men of Vision is a z UJ CJ) 5013c funds a re n ee ded to feed, transport and to just provide thes e young m e n what they need to be success ful in school. I tell them every day, 'You have no excuses why you can't be success ful."' The young men are e n couraged to concentrate on academics and the y maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average. Anderson said that while all members are there yet but they have these lead ers to help and guide them reach their goal. Anderson is the Re source teacher-Student Serv ices teacher at Van Buren Middle School and Steinbrenner High School. He founded organization after wit n e ssing so many youn g men fail when they had the ability to succeed. He launched it on the campus of Sligh Middle Mag net School and has continu ously spread to other school campuses in Hillsborough County. "It does take the entire community to work together to make sure we ar e providing every opportunity for our young men to be successful. <( c a: 0 ...J LL Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church 1902 W. LaSalle Street Tampa, FL 33607 REVEREND GREGORY V. GAY Pastor First Fruits Revival 2012 Presiding Elder Jimmy James Thompson Guest Evangelist January 3rd-5th, 2012

ntertainment c: CJ) Janet Jackson Nutrisvstem Commercial Debuts Janet Jackson was re cently announced as the spokesperson of the dieting brand Nutrisystem. A new two-minute commercial for the Nutrisystem Success weight-loss pro gram has debuted, featuring a "backstage" look at Jackson's life. Jackson is just the latest Black, female celebrity to endorse a popu-JANET JACKSON lar dieting brand. Kellv Has Wrinen 32 New Chapters For 'Trapped In The Closet' R Kelly has revealed that he has written 32 new chap ters for his 'hip-hopera' 'Trapped In The Closet'. The cult song series has al ready got 22 chapters, which were released from 2005-2007. R Kelly explained that he needs funding in order to record the 32 new segments of the song cycle He said: "It costs a lot of money to do ... so we're actu ally looking for investors." Earlier this month the RKELLY R&B star announc;ed that he will embark on a Love Letter Cruise in October 2012. Bieber Freestvles To Biggie's Who Shot Yail' Justin will try his hand at anything these days ... recently he attempted freestyling over Notorious B.I.G. 's infamous track, "Who Shot Ya?" The 17-year-old pop sensation stopped by the Boot leg Kev Radio show in Las Vegas last Friday, and during his interview showed off the talents of his rap alter-ego named "Shawty Mane." He spit a few unwritten, JUSTiN BIEBER on-the-spot versus over Biggie's track. Bevonce Reported IV. Working On Fifth Album Beyonce is clearly not letting motherhood slow her down. The "Countdown" singer is reportedly back in the studio working on album number five. The R&B singer I song writer The Dream, who wrote Beyonce's chart top ping hit "Single Ladies" and some additional songs on her latest album 4, recently broke the news that he's teaming up again with Beyonce for her new project. "She's ready to work, she's crazy! She never stops doing anything. I don't lmow if [pregnancy] is gqing to slow her down," The Dream sajd. "She's just incredible with doing things, I don't know how she's going to do it, she's BEYONCE just a maniac... in a good way." Beyonce's 4, did not per form as well as .some of her previous albums, merely reaching platinum status with 956,000 sold as of this month. TV One Kicks OH The New Year With Ten All-New Episodes Of Unsung Ten new episodes of. NAACP Image Award-win ning series premiere Monday nights beginning January 2, 2012, featuring: Vesta, Bobby Womack, Atlantic Starr, Freddie Jackson, Full Force, Millie Jackson, Ray Parker, Jr., Sheila E, David Ruffin and Whodini. VESTA BOBBY WOMACK FREDDIE JACKSON MILLIE JACKSON RAY PARKER, JR. SHEilA E. Waka Flocka And Gucci Mane Footing Bill For c Slim Dunkin's Funeral GUCCI MANE, SLIM DUNKIN And WAKA FLOCKA W aka Flocka and Gucci Mane are collaborating ef forts and bank accounts to foot the bill for their fallen friend Slim Dunkin; real name Mario Hamilton, who was shot and killed at an Atlanta recording studio last Friday. "The rappers are pooling their assets to ensure Slim is laid to rest in the best way possible ... with an elaborate funeral that includes a white horse-drawn carriage, mas sive white floral arrange ments, and a white dove release ceremony." Police_ N arne Suspect In Dunkin's Murder Last Thursday marked the first breakthrough in the murder of Brick Squad Rapper, Slim Punkin, as police have identified a suspect. Rapper Young Vito (28), has been identi'fied in the murder of Dunkin, and has been ad-YOUNG VITO vised to turn himself into custody. Vito, whose real name is Vinson Hardimon, is cur rently at large and authori ties suspect his safety is in jeopardy. "We are urging Mr. Hardimon to turn .... J"""'u in to authorities because we have reason to believe he may be in danger," the re lease said. Vito is known around At lanta as the "Zone 6 Street Legend-turned-Rapper." r 0 ::0 CJ) m z :::! z m r m c: r r !!l z WestKicks Out Concertgoer Kanye West threatened to eject an entire section from his Watch the Thro7J.e concert with Jay-Z on Fri day, December 16, after one member of the crowd began throwing business cards on stage. West remained surpris ingly calm after he spotted the cards being flung onstage at Washington's Tacoma Dome; saying, 'T see it come from 'that direction ... Unless one person raises their hand and says, 'I'm the one who did it', all that whole section m r u; ::t m c ri1 < m -4 c: KANYE WEST rn c gotta go." )> He ordered the culprit to z own up, otherwise he would C have security kick out that :IJ entire section of the venue. c :P! Radio One -llegedlv Bans Produced Bv Knowles Last month, Cathy -Hughes' cable channel TV One was suing the BET Network, MTV and Mu sic World Music for violating its exclusive rights to the Essence Music Festival. Mathew Knowles' Musk World Music is listed in the lawsuit because his company brokered the deal for the Essence Music Festival broadcast with TV One. His company is being accused of re-issuing the content BET, MTV and BET's Cen tric Network despite TV One's four-year agreement. Now, TV. One's company, Radio One, pulled all of. Knowles' ::2 Music World songs Q artists from their radio sta m tions nationwide. ..... c.n


.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------S arts ...... N a: w Ill :iE w (.) w c < c en w :;:::) ..... Chicago Bears Get Their White House Visit c a: u. c z <( c en w :;:::) ..... > a: w > w c w :I: en ::::i Ill :;:::) [L z j::: w ..J ..J :;::) BUDDY RYAN AND MIKEDITKA BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter For decades, it has been a tradition for the winner of the Super Bowl to visit the White House the following year, and give the President of the United States a jersey and receive worldwide recognition. For the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears, that tradition was put on hold. As a matter of fact, it was put on hold for 26 years. In 1986 when the Bears were scheduled to make their White House visit, the world experienced the tragedy of the Challenger Space Shuttle exploding shortly after takeoff. The White House visit for the Bears was postponed and rescheduled. Fo rmer Chicago Bear and All Sports Community Services founder, Tyrone Keys, said they got the word last year that after a 26-year wait, they were finally getting their visit. "It was great getting all the ALICIA DUERSON AND CONNIE PAYTON RICHARD DENT AND TYRONE KEYS From left to right: Dennis Gentry, Tyrone Keys, and Shaun Gayle. guys together again," said Keys. "We've had reunions in the past, but not all the guys always showed up. This time, everyone was there, including Coach Ditka and Buddy Ryan." Keys said it was also special having the wives of the late Walter Payton and Dave Duerson. at the White House with them. "Although it took 26 years, the honor was still great," said Keys. "The excitement of winning a Super Bowl was still with all of us, and never stopped cele brating. I was speechless see ing all those faces again, and it felt like 1985 all over again." This was the second visit to the White House for Keys. On September 8 2008, Keys visited the White House and met President George Bush, who praised him and others for their work in the community. Keys received the Presidential Volunteer Service Ward on that visit. Ill ..J w z j::: z w en <( c a: 0 ..J u. New Air Jordans Cause Shopping Frenzv Across us As Doors Are Broken, Arrests -Made SEATTLE Fights, vandal ism and arrests marked the release of Nike's new Air Jordan basketball shoes as a shopping rush on stores across the country led to unrest that nearly turned into rioting. The outbursts of chaos stretched from Washington state to Georgia as shoppers often waiting for hours in lines converged on stores Friday in pursuit of the shoes, a retro model of one of the most popular Air J ordans ever made. In suburban Seattle, police used pepper spray on about 20 customers who started fighting at the Westfield Southcenter mall. The crowd

Sports BEAUTY UNUMII ED rn Panthers Send Bucs Armwood To Ninth Straight loss In Rout Armed Robberv CAMNEWfON For a little while Saturday, it seemed like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had regained their 2010 form and were taking charge of the Carolina Panthers. But when it was all said and done, the Bucs suffered their 9th straight loss in a 48-16 rout by the Panthers. The loss marked the franchise's longest single season losing streak since 1985. The Buc defense surren-dered 270 rushing yards to the Panthers, 3 touchdowns, and couldn' t stop the Panthers in any phase of the game. The Bucs turned the ball over early when LeGarette Blount mishandled a hand off from quarterback Josh Freeman. Blount was benched for the rest of the half, but the Bucs didn't fare any better on offense, Panthers quarterback Cameron Newton found wide receiver Brandon LaFell with a 91-yard scor ing toss, matching he longest touchdown play allowed in the history of the franchise. Newton also passed for 171 yards, and scored on a remarkable 49-yard run up the middle. The Bucs (4-11) will finish their regular season on the road against the Atlanta Falcons and it's unknown what will be head coach Raheem Morris' fate once the season is over. Bravlon Edwards Keeps Promise Gives 19 Students $10,000 For College At 22 college campuses across the country, there are 79 students who may not other wise be there if not for the BRAYLON generosity of EDWARDS NFL player, Braylon Edwards. As a Cleveland Browns rookie in 2005, Edwards announced he'd give $10,000 in scholarships to 100 area eighth-graders if they could graduate high school with over a 2.5 GPA and 15 hours community service. Of the 100 who were afforded the opportunity, 79 met the crite ria and have begun their first year of college. Many are attending Ohio universities, but the schools represented spread across the country and include Harvard, Cornell and Johns Hopkins. "Without this scholarship, I probably wouldn:t be here," Bowling Green freshman David Gholston told ESPN's Rick Reilly. Edwards and his mother developed the Advance 100 program as a way to give back. The way they saw it, they were blessed with Edwards' football abilities and felt the need to help out others with their good for tune. The 79 students were pro vided with laptops and other supplies to help them out when they arrived on cam pus. K-ManMav Become Knick KENYON MARTIN The K-Mart retail store a block from Madison Square Garden may have some com pany in the form of another K-Mart. [The Knicks] still have their $2.5 million excep tion to add another player and it not out of the question that they'll save that for one of sev eral players playing (stuck) in China. In fact, Kenyon Martin agreed to a buyout with a Chinese team on Wednesday according to Yahoo! Sports but won't be eligible to sign with an NBA clubuntil March. JAVONTESNEED Javonte Sneed, a wide receiver for the state cham pion Armwood High Hawks, was arrested Thursday on a charge of armed robbery by sudden snatching. Sneed, 18, and Ronnie Scott, 16, reportedly stole money and. jewelry from 19-year-old Thomas Carrasco in the area of 22nd Avenue and 131st Street. Police said one of Sneed's companions took out a gun and pointed it at Carrasco during the robbery. Scott was charged with robbery with a firearm and another unnamed suspect remained at large. Sneed was released after posting a $15,000 bail. Sneed committed to South Alabama earlier this year. Kim Kardashian's Ex Signs 1-Year DeaiForSBM KRIS HUMPHRIES Free agent Kris Humphries signed a oneyear deal for $8 million to remain with the New Jersey Nets. Humphries was dressed for Wednesday's preseason game again the New York Knicks. He took his physical in New Jersey last Tuesday. Humphries, a power forward, is most famous for his 72-day failed marriage to reality TV star Kim Kardashian. 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Homegoing celebration for Mrs. Veola Brown of Tampa, who passed away Friday, December 9, 2011, will be held Friday, December 30, 2011, at 11 a. m. at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 3000 N. 29th Street, 'Vith Bishop W. L. White, officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. She leaves fond memories with: her sons, Robert Lee Perkins and Herbert Warren Jolly; daughters, Latricia Reynolds, Dorothy Jolly and Sarah Perry; grandson, Fernandez Perkins; granddaughters, Yvonne Cook (Stacey) and Monique Stallworth; great Robert Morris and Elton Grigley, Jr.; great granddaughters, Taura Dean, Kelsey Blair Perkins and Eltoneisha Grigley; great, great granddaughter, Gillian Morris; great, great grandson, Kellen Morris; sister, Helen Dempsey; nephew, Joe Dempsey and family; and many other family members and friends. A native of Statesboro, Georgia, Mrs. Brown had resided in Tampa since 1932. She was a Foster Parent. The remains will repose from 3-6 p. m., Thursday, December 29, 2011, at Wilson Funeral Home. Friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at approximately 10:45 a. m., Friday for the service "A WILSON SERVICE" www.wilson-funeralhome.com IN lOVING MEMORY MONEEL. TAYLOR-RIVERS Sunrise: 8-14-1977 Sunset: 12-27-2010 A mother, a daughter, sister and friend, we've lost in you. Your children, parents and family miss you dearly, but we understand God's plan for you. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. We love you, Ny'Asia, Donte' and family; IN lOVING MEMORY FAYNE PHILMORE WILLIAMS Sunrise: 8-7-47 Sunset: 12-27-08 The memories still live on in my heart and mind. Our love was one in' a million. Love you, Marzette. Wai-Mart Pulls .Formula After Babv's Death LEBANON, Mo. Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from more than 3,000 of its stores nationwide after a newborn Missouri boy who was given the formula became gravely ill with a suspected bacte rial infection and died after being taken off life support, the retailer said Wednesday. No government recall had been ordered for the 12.5-ounce cans ofEnfamil Newborn powder with the lot number ZP1K7G. Manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition said its records showed the lot tested negative for the bac terium before it was shipped. WJW .. ,..,., FUNERAL HOME "Our Business Is Service 3000 N. 29th Tampa, FL 33605 (800) 605-3350. (813) 248-6125 www.wilson-funeralhome.com National South Carolina Drug Tranicker DiesAner Eating Cocaine DEANGELO MITCHELL Deangelo Mitchell of North Charleston, South Car olina has been charged with manslaughter after his brother ... 20-year-old Wayne Mitchell ate cocaine that was hidden in his brother's crack (not the kind you smoke). W a:yne died of a drug overdose less than an hour later. In this tragic case of "Am I My Brothers Keeper" gone to tally wrong, WaYJ:le ate the coke to keep his brother Deangelo from being charged with drug possession. Now Deangelo is charged with involuntary manslaughter for his brother's death. Video taken inside the police car shows the brothers discussing the plan. "One of us gotta do it, you the only one that don't have any strikes .... You my little brother ... I'm gonna get life," Deangelo said to Wayne. According to ABC news, Deangelo was charged with drug trafficking and bonded out on December 1st. After toxicology reports con firmed the cause of Wayne's death, police then went back and hit him with the murder charge. Racist canoon Sent To Parents In Middle School Newslener PLEASANT HILL, CA -A substitute secretary apparently mistook a racist cartoon for a harmless comic and sent it to par ents and others as part of a Northern California middle school's newsletter. The newsletter included a Peanuts cartoon showing a Black character with a noose around his neck beneath the words "White Pride." School officials say the cartoon was in fact evidence in a 3-yearold hate crime investigation stem ming from racist graffiti on a campus mural. Principal Connie Cirimeli wrote in a letter to the community Sunday that the busy sec r etary added the digital image to th e newsletter without closely exam inin g it. She said the secretary then sent out the newsl etter with out having other staffers proof r ead it, contrary to schoo l policy. Crime Suspect Sought In 1-11 Robberv On Christmas Eve at 6:50 a. rn., Tampa Police report that a man attempted a robbery at the 7-11 Store at 1410 East Hills borough Avenue. Police said the suspect handed the victim a note say ing he had a gun and de manded money. The store clerk reportedly put his hand in his pocket, also implying he had a gun, and the suspect left the store. Detectives believe this man was involved in a robbery just a few hours earlier at another 7-11 on West Waters Avenue. In that robbery, after getting a beverage from the cooler heapproached the counter and de manded money from the clerk, implying he had a gun. As the This is a surveillance photo of a suspect in the attempted robbery of a 7-11 Store. clerk handed the man the cash drawer, he reportedly told the clerk that he only wanted twen ties The surveillance camera in the store captured an image of the suspect. TeenauerCharuedln Friend's Shooting Death ST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg Police have charged an 18-year-old in the shooting death of his friend. On Friday, police safd Demontray Lovett, i8 and Carl Martin, 15, were part of a group of five people who were in a stolen van as they drove to St. Petersburg Beach looking for another vehiele to steal, police said. Police said Lovett was armed with a handgun and was sitting in the right-rear passen ger seat, directly behind Martin. At 10:45 p.m., Lovett re portedly accidently discharged the gun sending the bullet through the front pas senger seat arid into Martin's body. Lovett has been DEMONTRAY LOVETT charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and delinquent in possession of a firearm. Lovett was arrested at his horne on the charges, and police said no other arrests have been made at this point. Police Find Severed Head 01 Notorious Jamaican Gangster KINGSTON, JAMAICA -Jamaican investigators on Wednesday found the severed head and bullet-riddled body of a man they believe was a high-ranking member of a no torious drug-and-extortion gang known for beheading victims. A police statement said the bloody head was found Wednesday along a commer cial strip in Spanish Town, a southern city where violent gangs are deeply entrenched and authorities impose fre. quent curfews. The head, which investigators say matches Nava.rdo Hodges of the Clansman gang, had a bullet wound in the middle of the forehead, common of gangland execu tions in the troubled area. A headless body with gunshot wounds was found splayed on a nearby street. Detectives suspect the twenty-something Hodges was butchered in revenge for killing the sister of Chan Tesha Miller, the reputed NAVARDO HODGES Clansman leader who was sentenced in April to 15 years in prison after being convicted of robbery, assault and weapons possession. Miller's arrest set off protests in Sp;;tnish Town, where the Clansman have long had a powerful presence. Authorities said the latest decapitation appeared to be related to an ongoing powe r struggle within the gang, which has been at war for year s with the poljce and an' other group, the One Order gang. Over the past yea r the Jamaican government's offen sive against crime has created power vacuums within the Clansman.


Holidat;t Tragedt;t Crime rn Man Dies After Falling susoects souuhl Police Shooting Victim Into Path Of Bus Denies Anaclling OHicer BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor An East Tampa m a n died Chri s tm a s Eve after being hit b y a HARTline bus He was so-y e a rs-old. According to a spoke s p e r son for the T ampa Police Department, Mr. Edward Theotis "Ted" Tarver was n ear the intersection of N. and E. Osborn e Avefi ue shortl y before 6:30 p m., Saturda y Mr. Tarver and a friend began horse playing, and at some point, Mr. Tarver fell into the path of the No 18 HARTline bus. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital, where he died a short time later. A Tampa native Tarver was the second of five children born to Mrs. Elouise Tarver and the late Roosevelt Tarver. He attended the local schools of Hillsborough County includ ing Hillsborough High School. His family said he didn't graduate, but entered the workforce. More than a decade ago Mr. Tarver obtained employment at the Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant in MR. EDWARD THEOTIS "TED" TARVER 10/24/61 --12/24/11 Ybor City. He remained employed there until his death. His mother, Mrs. Tarver said "He was a good man and I loved him very much. He was dedicated to his job. His family further described him as a homebody who enjoyed sports, especially football basketball, and base ball. In addition to his mother, Mr. Tarver is survived by six children, three siblings, and numerous other family members and friends. Funeral Services for Mr. Tarver were incomplete at press time. Aikens Funeral Home is in charge of handling arrangements. PossessiQn 01 Guns land Man In Prison For15 Years LA.RRY LOUIS PORTER, JR. ... Sentenced to 15 Years in federal prison A federal judge sentenced a Tampa man to prison last' week. He was arrested earlier this year, and charged with being a felon in possession of firearms. Last Wednesday, U. S. District Judge Susan Bucklew sentenced Larry Louis Porter, Jr., 42, to 15 years in prison. He must also -complete three years of supervision upon his relea5e. According to court records, Porter became engaged in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend on February 12th. She left her apartment and Porter allegedly barricaded himself in her bedroom. The Tampa PoliceDepartment was cal]ed and Porter admitted that there were two World War I-era firearms in the room with him. He eventually surrendered without incident. At the time of the incident, Porter had prior convictions including second-degree murder, armed robbery, rob bery, burglary, and carrying a conceilled weapon. He was released from Florida State Prison in October 2006. Porter was arrested again on June 13th by the Tampa Police Department and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. UNCLE SANDY Make sure you pour 8, 14, 17, 19 your heart into everything 22, 25, 28, _30 you do because in the end, 33, 35, 38, 40 that is how you'll be judged 44, 48, 50, 55. This is a surveillance photo of two suspects in the robbery of a 7-11 Store. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying two men who robbed a 7-11 Store on December 16th. According to deputies, at 2 a. m., two men entered the 7-11 Store at 4001 West Waters Avenue. Deputies said one of the men hit the clerk in the head with a gun, then demanded money. Both men fled with money and Newport cigarettes The clerk was not seriously injured, and deputies described the suspects as a Hispanic male in his 20s, 5 9" tall, and a Black male in his 20s, 5'11" tall. Both were wearing black long sleeved hoodies. One suspect cov ered his face with a red bandana and the other wore a black mask. Dispute Sends Six To Jail SADESIMON Tampa Police report that an ongoing dispute between two families in the 1800 block of East 22nd Avenue escalated to people throwing bricks, rocks, bottles and canned vegetabies at each other Christmas Eve. According to reports, sever al windows were broken and several people suffered cuts during the incident. Arrested and charged with aggravated assault arid unlawful assembly were Sade Simon, 21; Antonio Simon, 32; Annierrea Grace, so; Reshard Russ, 18; Keisha Cook, 22, and Arrell Nash, 26. Police said Sade Simon threw a ceramic pot while a victim was standing on a front porch. The pot missed the victim. On Thursday night, Tampa Police officers went to check out a call about an erratic person. Th e officers arriv e d at 3703 East Shadowlawn at 6:46 p. m., and were trying to locate Lawrence Anderson, 51. 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