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Celebrating 66 Years In The Tampa Bay Area SEE PAGE 23-A VOL. 66 NO. 40 FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011 48 PAGES 75 Car Accident Claims Life Of Tampa Native SEE PAGE 3-A Shariff Major Retires After 31 Year Career SEE PAGE 4-A Neighborhood Leaders Share 2011 Outlook SEE PAGE 6-A OFFICE OF SUPPLIER DIVERSITY END OF YEAR CELEBRATION The Hillsborough County Public Schools Office of Supplier Diversity and the Hillsborough County Branch of the NAACP hosted its "End Of Year Celebration On December 17, 2010 at Pepin's Hospitality Centre. The lunch/networking event was held 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m., with a program that began at noon. Special invited guests were the Tampa Bay Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Celebrities in attendance were: from left, School Board Member Susan Valdes, Hillsborough County Branch NAACP President, Carolyn Collins; Hillsborough County School Board Chairman, Doretha Edgecomb; Kathy Valdes, School District Chief Facilities Officer; School Board Members Jack Lamb and Carol Kurdell; Hillsborough County Superintendent of Schools MaryEllen Elia; and Henry Ballard, Director, Hillsborough County Public Schools Office of Supplier Diversity. (Photo by BRUNSON Photography)


,... i Mavoral Candidate Qualities For Race ..., With Signature Petitions a: u. c a: u. THOMAS SCOTT Tampa City Council Chairman Thomas Scott col lected more than 4,500 friends and neighbors who signed petitions and walked neighborhoods with me in order to get on the ballot as a candidate for Mayor of Tampa," Scott, who is cur rently the Chairman of Tampa City Council, said. "During this process I walked many neighborhoods and talked to residents who appreciated knowing that my campaign is about the people of Tampa, creating jobs for families, improving the qual ity of life, being fair, accessi ble and responsive to their needs. c petitions and recently quali"This is a major step for our campaign and we will keep working hard until March 1. Our campaign is en ergized and ready to go; get ting on the ballot by petition demonstrates the overwhelm ing support for my candi dacy." fied by petition for the Tampa > Mayoral race. "I would like to thank all (J) of my supporters, family, w --------------------------------------------1-> a: w > w c w J: (/) :::i m c.. z j:: w ...J ...J m ...J w z j:: z w (/) <( c a: 0 ...J u. <( I N w e, CONNIE HILL KEN ANTHONY Agents The Bay Area Brotherhood 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet Saturday, January 1 5, 2011 At The Double Tree Hotel 4500 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL ----rltlasl:l-vonlCil.n;. Sis....HazeiRivers: -813-827-9172/8.13-786-3812 Sis. Dee Sampson: 813-453-3978/813-655-7247 Bro. Calvin Doss: 813-307-8013/813-938-3258 Bro. Thomas Wickes 813-431-7811 Bro Mike Palmer 813-765-3448 Ministrv Serves More Than 150 Children For Christmas Eudice Nunez and Donna Potts join a group of children who received toys for Chrisbnas. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter For the Christmas holi days, Hope For Life Ministry, and founder Donna Potts, had more than 150 children who registered for their "Bells Will Be Ringing For Christmas" event. "Even though we had to give up our building on Han ley Road, the enemy could not stop us. We kept on going, and we were able to bless others. When the enemy sees something good going on that involves bless ing others, it gets angry." Ms. Potts said through the glory of God, they didn't fall, and stood still on God's word and believed that if the event was of God then they wouldn't be let down. "God made everything beautiful and we were able to make over 150 needy children happy this Christmas. Ms. Potts said it was a blessing seeing the expres sions on the faces of the children as they got their toys. "They were so happy. I know the Lord uses hope for life to touch the lives of many children and families all over the Tampa Bay area. "I also owe a lot of praise and thanks to Bishop and Pastor Jefferson for teach ing me to be a blessing to others. They both inspired me in such a way that the enemy would never win when it comes to us being a blessing to those who are in need." Ms. Potts said they are preparing for their "Gift Of Hope" event for the homeless and need all the help they can get. "If anyone wants to vol unteer, please call Eudice Nunez or me at (813) 5621928." Receives Homeless Coalition legislator 01 The Year Award State Rep. Betty Reed, (D-59) was recently honored with the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County Legislator of the Year Award for 2010. The award was presented to Rep. Reed during the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County's 2010 Annual Meeting. The Coalition is the lead agency for Hillsborough County's homeless continuum of care. To that end, the Coalition coordinates nearly $7 million in federal, state and local resources for home less housing and services in Hillsborough County. Additionally, the Coali tion advocates on behalf of homeless people by educating_ the public about homelessness and by dispelling the myths and misperceptions about people who are home less. Since becoming a member of the Florida Legislature, Rep. Reed has become a true homelessness advocate REP. BEITY REED and asset to the Coalition and all agencies that work on behalf of the homeless commu nity. Her efforts have earned her a reputation for working tirelessly on behalf of home less people by educating the public (!bout homelessness and by working to increase resources for the homeless. During the 2009 Florida Legislative Session, Rep. Reed sponsored and suc cessfully guided homeless ness legislation through the Legislative process. That piece of legislation broadened the definition of home less persons. In continuing her efforts to address home lessness throughout the State of Florida, Rep. Reed spon sored another homelessness bill in 2010. That legislation would have allowed the option to make voluntary contribu tions for "homeless relief' to the Department of Highway Safety Motor Vehicle. This bill would have generated an indeterminate amount of revenue from voluntary do nations for grant programs to help the homeless. Rep. Reed extended a special thank you to the Homeless Coalition and the Members of the Hillsborough County Legislative Delega tion for their continued fight to eradicate homelessness.


Countv Commissioners Delav Decision On Head Start Program COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER KEVIN BECKNER SANDRA MURMAN MARK SHARPE BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Wednesday, members of the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners discussed issues pertaining to the County Head Start Program. However, they adjourned the meeting with a decision that additional information and meetings are required. Commissioner Kevin Beckner said during recent weeks; the Head Start Program is steeped in controversy and that misinformation may be at its center. However, he was supportive of the program and felt that all stakeholders, including the partners and the parents, should meet to discuss the issues. Commissioner Beckner said during the meeting, "I think it is an extraordinarily important program here in Hillsborough County when you look at the impact that it has had over the years in the development of children, is absolutely essential that we continue the program." He further said that a lack of communication among the different partners, stakeholders, and the community has lead to much of the controversy and that it needs to be cleared up. "I think there's a lot of answers that need to be given to the Head Start PoliCy Council; I think perhaps also, we need to clear up what our intentions are and direction." Commissioner Mark Sharpe concurred with many of the comments that Commissioner Beckner made. "Oftentimes, there is no communication between the Children's Board and the Commissioners, which has led to some duplication of services. "The idea is to find a better way to streamline and ... we might be able to work with them on some projects that we've had. Separate from that is this Head Start issue and I think it's very important that we continue to move down the path of working with the School District. "The School District has stressed that their program is different from ours and while we're very concerned about addressing the entire problem ... as well as the outcomes of the young people going through the Head Start Commissioner stated. Program," Sharpe Commissioner Sharpe said he felt the mission of the board is to focus on education and he believes they should work with the School District. ''I'm not sure if a forum is necessarily the right avenue, but I would leave that up to the Administration to come back to us with a recommendation on how we can achieve that, but I definitely think there needs to be a large series of meetings." Commissioner also said that partnering with the school board is ncit the same as privatization. Commissioner Beckner also brought up the subject of privatizing the program. "It's important that we make very clear what our ideas and intentions are, partnering with the school board or whatever our vision is of Head Start .... I think we need to make that very clear and on the record that there's no miscommu nications or miscon-ceptions." Commissioner Sandra Murman said, "There are some concerns in the community, there are some concerns or rumors going around concerning privati zation ... .1 feel like I don't have a lot of information. I think we need to see an audit, performance, school readiness numbers, I think there is a lot of information we need to see." In reference to zatiori, Commissioner Beckner said, "Something has to be corrected because we're in a situation now that this whole thing can mushroom and explode before we can put our hands on it. So I think one of the major, major issues that we've got to take a handle on and make it perfectly clear that Head Start this county operates will not be privatized. ... It's not going to be privatized, and that's the sWirl of information out there in the community .... We're going to have to do something to let the people know that we're not looking at privatizing Head Start, and if we are, I'm going to be the first one jumping on this table screaming and hollering why we should not," Commissioner Beckner said. The meeting adjourned without the board deciding on a date to hold workshops or. meetings. Accident Claims lite 01 Tampa Native c.. )> BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor A popular Tampa native died in traffic accident on Tuesday. The accident took place in her hometown of Houston, Texas. Mrs. Ida Campbell said her sister, Mrs. Sheryl Williams Fennie, was driving in the rain and apparently lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle was struck by oncoming traffic after she apparently civercorrected in an attempt to gain control of the vehicle. She was leaving her doctor's office for a wellness check up when the accident occurred. Mrs. Fennie, 59, who was k11own since childhood as "Tiny," was the daughter of Mrs. Almeeta Williams and the late Charlie Williams. She attended the local schools of Hillsborough County. While attending Middleton High School, Mrs. Fennie was crowned "Miss Middleton High School" in 1968-69. After graduation, she MRS. SHERYL WILLIAMS FENNIE married Tony Fennie and obtained employment at Honeywell Inc. Mrs. Campbell said during the early 1970s, her brother-in law obtained employment at Texas Instruments and moved to Houston, Texas. Mrs. Fennie was offered a position with the company and the couple made their home in Houston. They became the parents of two daughters, Natasha and Toni, and joined Pilgrim Rest z c Missionary Baptist Church in )> Houston:-Mrs. Fennie served on the Usher Board, _:--.1 the General Mission Society N and Sisterhood. She enjoyed reading, cooking, talking on .... the telephone, and spending time with her family. Mrs. Campbell said, "Tiny and my sister, Almeeta, share the same birthday in October and they would always celebrate together. They always celebrated in Tampa and Tiny came home for her birthday. "We were very close. We talked on the telephone at least 3 times a week and they always stayed at my house when they came to visit," Mrs. Campbell said. Mrs. Fennie WilS a mem-ber of a large family. In addition to her husband, daughters, and mother, she is survived by six brothers, six sisters, .and a host of other family members. Funeral services for Mrs. Fennie will take place iii Houston. The arrangements were incomplete as of press time. r 0 ::tl c )> U)_ m z ::! z m r m c r r m :::! z AUTO ACCIDENT REFERRAL SERVICE "tJ c m c U) News Alert: The Florida Law States That You May Be Entitled to $1 0 000 For Loss Wages And Medical Care ... FREEProhJssional S/JndctJ! 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,.. ,.. 0 N ,.: Features >a: <( :::l z <( .., >;' < c Mother Seeks Closure On The 2004 Murder 01 Her Son a: LL BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter As parents, none of us want to bury our children. On August 1, 2004, Warren Mitchell, Sr. was murdered, and his mother, Wanda Conaway, had to do just that. On January 9th, Mitchell would have celebrated his 31st birthday. On August 1, 2004, Mitchell was heading home down Columbus Drive and stopped at a traffic light at Howard Avenue. An unidentified vehicle also stopped, an unidentified male jumped out, ran up to his vehicle, and fired shots into Mitchell's vehiCle. He drove away trying to find help for himself, and spotted a police C officer. He got the officer's a: attention by screaming out of LL the window that he had been C shot. When the officer approached Mitchell, he collapsed in the officer's c C/) w :::l 1-i:i: w > w c w ::1: C/) :J m :::l a. z Iii ...J ...J :::l m ...J w z j:: z w C/) <( c a: 0 ...J LL PERC Wanda Conaway and her late son, Warren Mitchell, Sr. When emergency personnel arrived, he was pronounced dead. Mrs. Conaway said if it weren't for her family's support, she would not have made it through the death of her son. "The pain never goes away, and won't go away when the SELF EMPLOYMENT R.A.C. TAX CONSULTATION person who did this is caught. But whoever killed my son needs to repent and turn themselves in. We deserve closure and his son deserves to know the person who killed his father is paying for it." Mrs. Conaway said each passing year gets tougher and tougher, especially since she has her grandson who so much resembles his father. "He s called Little Warren, and he should have his father around to watch him grow up. That was taken away from him, and that's not fair. "I'd like to think someone out there knows something and I hope their conscious will make them step. forward for the sake of our family." Mrs. Conaway praises the assistance she's gotten from the Tampa Police Department and especially Homicide Detective Jim Hinkle, who constantly calls her to let her know they are still on the case. Sherin Dept. Maior Ends Successful Career With 31 Years Of Service MAJOR LOUIS HOLLINSHEAD ... Retires after 31 years. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor For several months, a member of law enforcement pondered the idea of retirement. But, after much soul-searching, he decide to bring his successful career of more than 30 years to a close. When Louis Hollin-shead, 61, walks out of his office today (Friday), he will become a private citizen and retired Major with the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. "I feel as though I've accomplished a lot. God has been good to me. I've been planning to retire for the past two years "I've been able to work in so many different areas and I've learned a lot. I've never been hurt and I've had a very successful career. I absolutely have no regrets." Major Hollinshead join ed the Sheriffs Office on April 1, 1979, as a deputy patrolling the unincorporated areas of Hillsborough County. During his tenure, Major Hollinshead worked and was exceled under the leadership of Sheriff Walter Heinrich, Sr., Sheriff Cal Henderson, and Sheriff David Gee. He credits all three with allowing him to broaden his experience in preparation for the next phase of his career. After his promotion to Major, he was assigned to the North Tampa District and became the first African American in the department to head a District Office. He leaves the department as the Major in Homeland Security. The areas of SWAT, K-9, Aviation, the Port Authority, the Environmental Enforcement Unit, the Reserve Deputies Program, and Special Incident Management Section were under the supervision of Major Hollinshead. A Tampa native, Major Hollinshead graduated from Middleton High School in A of Bell Shoals Baptist Church, he is the father of a soil, Isaiah, whom he describes as "the best thing that ever happened to me." During his career, Major Hollinshead watched the city and county change. He said the African American community embraced Blacks because they felt they had a voice. During the years he has observed the county become more urban as a result of the HOPE VI Project, and from a criminal element, a change in the way Blacks are perceived. "These kids need to get back on track. They need to get an education, get back into church, and focus on bettering themselves." Now that his time is his own, Major Hollinshead plans to just enjoy life and accomplish some of the things he's been too busy to do, such as going fishing and spending more time with his son We Cordially Invite You To A CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER FOR Stanley Gloster candidate For Tampa City Council (District 5) Saturday, January 8, 2011 :00-2:00P.M. @ Gassette's Gyros And Seafood 4505 East Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33610 lllnlnun Contribution $10.00 Paid I'IMi::ll AIMIIIelnlnt Paid Fer And AllPMd Bv SIDr


Columns editorials ( FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN beamustandwillbethekeyto (USPS 202-140) the President's success. c.. 2207 21st Avenue, Tampa Florida 33605 (813) 248,1921 The President needs to get )> Published Every Tuesday and Friday By bi-partisan bills on issues such FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co., as: Job creation, deferring jobs )> Member of National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) from leaving the United States, ::C P -resi-dent Obama reform. fighting terrorism, trade agreements N ........-:-;:;:-;--.__ POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To: Can Comp with foreign countries, repair-o rom1se-IS ing and rebuilding the nation's = Wav To Success infrastructure, deficit reduc-' -so\.\1 h Florida Sentinel Bulletin, ..\. (j -"-< '\._ P.O. 3363 FL 33601 RECEIVED Postage Pa1d At Tampa, FL J C Blythe Andrews 1901-19n (1945) W. W. Andrews_ 1874-1931 (1919) C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. 1930-2010 (19n) S. KAY ANDREWS, PUBLISHER BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill, PRESIDENT/CONTROLLER GWEN HAYES, EDITOR IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDITOR BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERTISING DIRECTOR HAROLD ADAMS, CIRCULATION MANAGER TOYNETTA COBB, PRODUCTION MANAGER LAVORA EDWARDS, CLASSIFIED MANAGER ALLISON WELLS-CLEBERT, CFO Subscriptions-$44.00-!l Months Both Editions: $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 f>ubll;her Gov. Scan's Transparent Administration S omething there is about the term "transparent," which, to our mind, bears closer inspection. Venerable Webster's Dictionary defines it as "having the property of transmitting light without appreciable scattering so that bodies lying beyond are entirely visible" (pellucid they call it). However, Webster's also furnishes us with several less wordy definitions: transparent: "free from pretense or d C t "fr k il d d thr e ei an eas y etecte or seen ough "ob-. "" dil VIous, rea y understood," and of course, "clear." A distillate of the term "transparent" is the term "transparency," which has been adopted wholesale by many major corporations and political leaders. As a matter of record, it seems to have found a home in the hearth of Florida's Governor-elect Rick Scott, who used it most liberally during a recent news interview. Asked a reporter, "During the [gubernatorial] campaign, you said some investment losses in the pension were caused by poor oversight. What do you plan to do differently?" Answered Gov. Rick, "I'm going to make that is responsible for it is somebody that IS fine With transparency" [meaning] "he's fine with somebody looking over his shoulder." _We wonder. What definition of transparency was the Governor-elect alluding to? Surely, it was not the trans,. parency, which eluded him repeatedly during a campaign that found him constantly unwilling to be "transparent" about his business affairs. So, we shall monitor Governor Scott's choice of terms until we discover clearly what definitively he means when he uses the term "transparent." I 'Let Them Eat Cakel' I S upposedly, King Louis XVI's wife, Queen Marie-Antoinette, when informed that thousands of_ her French countrymen were starving, responded absentmindedly, "Let them eat cake!" (In other words, promise them anything if it'll make them shut up!). History reflects Antoin'ette's words were quite crude. Fast-forward to moderp-day America. Historians and economics experts alike swear our nation narrowly missed falling into an economic apocalypse. But there is a new outfit in Washington,_ D. C., these days, and when how might stave off economic catastrophe, their answer Is, "LET THEM EAT CAKE!" Of the 57 Republican pledges headed toward the -White House, one pledge promises to undo the health care bill; another pledge promises to unseat stimulus ini!iatives, yet, another pledges to undo government spendmg. In the An_Jerican people will get a fully funded nnssile defense; msurance that foreign terrorists will be tried ill military prisons; aggressive sanctions against Iran and stiffer immigration laws. Furthermore, any time any bill comes before Congress, it must be accompanied by a fully-defined rationale as to. how it adheres. to a Conservative interpretation of the American Constitution. 'Sot:inds like cake to us! P resident Barack Obama probably had the most successful, lame duck session of Congress in the his. tory of the United States. Dur ing the final month and a half of Congress, President Obama got the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy repealed, passed a Massive Food Safety bill and he was just warming up The President got tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses passed, got a healthcare bill for 9-11 respon dents passed, got his Start Treaty with Russia ratified and he also got a number of his ap pointees confirmed. This was achieved through the compro mise process with Republicans. Imagine what could have happened if this had happened from day one of the Obama's administration. What is a com promise? It is a process where all parties get some of the things they wanted, but neither side gets all of the things they want. It is a process where both sides like some of the things in the compromise and both sides dislike some of the things. Finally, a compromise is an agreement between parties that serve the greater good of both sides and/or the people the parties represent. Webster's Dictionary defineS compromise as: "To settle dif ferences by mutual sioils." This just may be the necessary solution for President Obama's success the next two years of his adminis tration. In 2011, Republicans will control the House of Represen tatives and Democrats will con trol the House of Senate bya slim margin. To avoid a grid lock and to advance the Amer ican agenda, compromises will Bro. Mike, We Tried To Tell You! H istory will record, given the circum stances and given who he worked for, he did everything accurately. Notice I didn't say he did everything "right." I said he did everything accu rately. He wrote a bestselling book entitled Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda, which made him the darling of the media circuit, at least for a minute. He went on a CBS Face the Nation program, and in a scene that reminded many of the snit between Rock n' Roll celebrity Chuck and his adversary Jerry Lee Lewis, our subject announced to the world that he not Rush Limbaugh was the "de facto leader ofthe Repub lican Party." Who cared if our person of the week later groveled before Limbaugh over the phone? As a matter of fact, who really gave a darn that our subject once called civil unions "crazy," or did countless other things, which caused even for mer classmates to speak dis paraging about him? The fact that shall forever stand is that Republican Na tional Chairman Michael Steele (what, you thought I was talking about somebody else?) was the Republican Party's first African American Chief. Furthermore, no GOP'er would be ashamed to admit the reason why an eloquent, somewhat nerdy Mike Steele became the first Black RN Chairman was because an other tall, eloquent, nerdy Black nian became America's first Chief Execu. tive. Indeed, Michael Steele had done his job. So, why, sud denly, is the Republican Party trying to get rid of him? Why, indeed? I'll tell you why. All of sudden, the GOP is by Mike Steele's. proclivity for sprin kling his speeches with hop slogans. Stiff-and-staid pachyderms don't cotton to this Black Conservative's often over-the-top charisma, which remotely reminds many of an other Black political leader's galvanizing personality. Behind closed doors, the rumor runs Mike Steele has done his part, and has outlived his usefulness. Much like the conversation over John Henry and the steam drill that replaced him, Michael Steele is simply passe (as the French would say). Didn't he know it?Couldn't he see it? Was there no one who would hand Mike Steele a copy of John Hope tion, improving the healthcare bill, addressing the two on going wars and a host of other issues. The President needs to build working relationships with Republican leaders who have demonstrated a willingness to break with their party in order to move legislation that is good for the American people. Hard-nose liberal Demo crats need to understand the President will need to, at times, give t,he Republican what they want in order to get what he wants and needs for the AmeriCan people. During the mid term elections, voters voted overwhelmingly for Republi cans. I've got a news flash. The vote wasn't out oflove. it was a message that voters were tired of the bi-partisan bickering that gridlocked Congress. Both Houses and the President are not on the hot seat. They must work together to get off of it. ., r-0 c )> en m z ::! ;Franklin's From Slavery to m Freedom, or Frederick Dou-C: glass's biography by the same J= name? Obviously not. Either that, z or when presented with the "'D truth, Steele either accepted it C: graciously then tossed it in the trash, or simply refused to take en it, and loped off, on his own :I: understanding. 2J But whatever Steele did, m his undoing has come to claim < him. And it is curious that we, m whom he considered his ene-mies, may be the only ones -4 who in a time of catastrophe ffi reach out a hand or hold en open a welcome door. C Why do we do it? The an-swer is clear. No matter what )> he's done or what he's said, Z Michael Steele is still a Black man. He is still my brother, ::D even though he might not spit 6 on me, if I was on fire. That's his problem, not mine. So, his former friends are currently conspiring against him, as we knew one day that they would. First has come a hastily gathered debate, wherein any fool could see the cards were already cut and stacked against him. Next will come the leaving of friends like rats abandoning a leaky steamer. And the man who once faced President Obama in a constant Gunsmoke show-down will have been gunned-down by his own posse. Will Steele survive? Yes, of course, he will surVive, and will no doubt, have many sto ries to tell his one of whom rp.ay grow up to become President of the United States. Life is like that, y'know? What goes around comes Cf1 around! )>


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Tampa Metro section .. Valcooks Hostess Aprons National council Of Negro Featured At Tastv Awards women, Inc. To Meet The Tampa Metro Section of the National Council of Negro Women will hold its first annual meeting for 2011 on Sat., Jan. Sth. It will be held at Lee Davis NSC, corner of N. 22"d St. and E. 26th Av., beginning promptly at 10 a. m. The Life Membership Committee will have tickets available for their annual "Harambee" Luncheon, scheduled for Sat., Jan. 29th. It will be held in the Fellow ship Hall of New Mt. Zion M. B. Church, comer of Columbus Drive and 26th St. The primary attire for this occa sion is African. For additional informa tion, please contact Rosalie Jones at (813) 626-1447 or Antonia Barber at (813) 621-8745 or 272-5220, ext. 220. President, Electa Davis reminds all Co:minittee Chairs to submit updated, typed reports and for members to be Presented By ROSALIE JONES on time for this monthly meeting. Gloria W. Davis, Pub licity Chair. e Mother's Board : ... 14, 2011 7:00P.M. GREA'TER CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC. Bishop {Dr.) B. Franklin Echols-Founderffeacher-Senior Pastor. Dr. Massalena W Echols, DTh, Pastor/Director of Christian Education Telephone: (8"1"3) 759-8270 Fax: (813) www.glcci1 @yahoo.com Dr. Lennie R. Washington Bro. Ronnie Spencer [!"9 .be set aside for the office of Deacon) January 9, 2011 -3:00 PM officers and members of Greater Love Christian Center, In c., do, lovlte all to attend the Ordinatio n of Dr. Washington, and Aside' Services of Bro. Ronnie Spencer. Valcooks Hostess Aprons kicks off 2011, with an ap pearance at the 2nd Annual Tasty Awards in Holly wood, CA, which recognizes the BEST in food, fashion and home lifestyle program ming on television film and online and will be held on January 13, 2011. Valerie Wilson Reed, owner of Valcooks, LLC kicks off the New Year with her designer hostess aprons being featured at the 2nd Annual Tasty Awards in Holly wood, CA. The Tasty Awards, "the Emmys of food enter tainment" celebrates and recognizes the BEST in food, fashion and home lifestyle programming on television, film and online. A selection of Valcooks Hostess Aprons will be presented at the Tasty Awards Gifting Suite on January 12, 2011. The Red Carpet Awards Show will be held at the Egyptian Theater in Hol lywood, CA on January 13, 2011. Portions of the nation-Erg Griffin, Chair .. Sadie Saturday, $"-08,20 6:00P.M. I Sp'ecial Guest Dedicated Mt. Pleasant M. 2002 N. Rome .--::::--... .-= = VALERIE WILSON REED ally televised broadcast will be yiewed by millions on Hulu.com and other partner sites. Valcooks Hostess Aprons are designed for elegant en tertaining at home. Serve your appetizers, drinks and meals in one of these flirty, sexy hostess aprons that have luscious names like "Red Velvet Cake", Strawberry Shortcake" and "Neapolitan". Pre-Anniversary Banquet Aaron Burney/GW Mitchell Fellowship Center 1732 West Spruce St. Tampa, FL 33607 January I 5, 20 I I Saturday 5:00 P. M. Adults $25 Children $10 Valcooks, LLC was founded _.....,. in 2009 by designer Valerie Wilson Reed, a Tampa native = now residing in Chicago. Within two years, Valcooks exploded onto the national scene with a feature on na tionally syndicated "First Look" on LXTV, and two ap pearances on HSN, receiving a five star "customer pick" rating. Selected Valcooks Hostess Aprons are also available at: Sears.com. The full line of hostess aprons can be purchased online at: http: //www.valcooks.com. Valcooks Hostess. Aprons are perfect for dinner parties, bridal gifts, special occasions and elegant soirees. V alcooks owner, Valerie Wilson Reed is married to native Tampan, Reggie Reed, and is the daughter of Evelyn Jones Wilson and the late Atty. Charles Wilson. She is the sister of U. S. Appeals Judge, Charles R. Wilson. She is the mother of 1 daughter, Franchesa, who is a freshman at her alma mater Marquette. REV. HERBERT D. MCFADDEN New Birth M. B. Church Tampa, Florida January 09, 20 II Sunday 3:00 P.M. REV. JIMMY L. DOWNING Greater New Jerusalem M. B. Church Lakeland, Florida January 16, 20 I I Su 3:00P.M. r-0 ::0 6 ,. tn m !i z m r-m c: r r-!!I z ., c: tD r-c;; :I: m 0 m < m ..... c: m en c ,. z c :!! c Chairperson: Sis. Marniacia Young ..j General Chairperson: Deacon Author Tolber Co-Chairperson: Bro. Charlie Tolliver Sis. Barbara Wimbley Wright C) m <0 For Information, Contact Committee PR Chair: Debra Hepburn Taylor (813) 253-5714 I l>


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The 11th Annual Heritage Festival! January 13-22, 2011 "Something for Everyone" www.TampaBiackHeritage.org Heritage Movie Night Jan. 13 Black Gin Be Heard Heritage Street Festival Jan. 16 Electric Violinist/ Ken Ford Heritage Movie Night. Jan 13 Tampa Theatre 6:30pm -9:00pm Heritage Gala. Jan 14 Tampa Bay History Center 6:30pm -1Q30pm Heritage 5K Walk for Cancer, Jan 15 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park .8:45am Sponsors of the Festival THE TAMPA Auto Club South TRIBUNE T A M P A B A Y Celebrating Tampa Bay's Heart and Soul Heritage .. Festiyal Jan.15 Jeffery 0SQQf11e USF University Lecture Jan.20 Martin Luther King, Ill Hixon Waterfront Parkl Heritage 2-Day Street Festival Jan 15-16 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park !O:OOam-6:30pm /!1:30am-6:30pm Heritage Living History Exhibit, Jan. 18 -Mar. 2 Hillsborough Community College -Dole Mabry lQOOam -7:OOpm Heritage Leadership Luncheon, Jan 19 University Area Community Development Corp. !1:30am -1:30pm a::'-"" AM 570 & 910 HART HARTinfo U ne 813-254-4278 TDD 813-626-9158 www.goHART .org ::::0 c }< c.. )> z c: )> ::::0 -< -"""" 1\) 0 ..... ..... r-0 ::::0 c )> C/) m z :::! z m r-1 OJ c: r rm :::! z "'tJ c: OJ c C/) ::I: m c m < m -1 c: m C/) c )> z c c ..... ..... I )>


Local Top Teens Visit Healthcare Facilitv The residents at Whispering Oaks were surprised when they received a visit from the Top Teens and the Top Ladies of Distinction The group shared gifts and sang Christmas carols with the residents The Top Ladies also presented a plaque to Whispering Oaks. (Photos by Julia Jackson) MemberS of the Top of Distinction presented a plaque and photo of the group to the Director of Activities: Lydia Alamo. Members who attended were: Ora Chester, Luvator Nelson, Christine Frazer, Marie Singfield, Lorretta Cottman, Bertha Kemp and Dawn FrazierWoods, President. ...J w Charter Review Board Seeks Public Input On Proposed Revisions Members of the Hillsbor-.,_ Z ough County Charter Review m Board will hold public meet< ings on January 101h, and C January 24th. The purpose of the meetings is to seek public ...J comment on two proposed u. Charter revisions. Both meetings will take place on Monday, January 101h, 6 p.m., at the Board Room of the County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 2nd Floor. During the meetings, the public will be allowed to comment at the beginning and at the end of the public hearings. Public comments will be limited to 3 minutes. The first Resolution per tains to changing existing language in the Charter from "physical handicap," to "dis.:. ability." The second Resolution would require a separate financial impact statement to be filed and placed on the ballot immediately following the ballot question for all w proposed County Charter Cl Amendments and all proposed Countywide referenda. The statement would in dicate any increase or de crease in revenues or costs to the County resulting from the approval of any proposed County Charter Amend ments and other proposed Countywide referenda unre lated to a Charter Amend ment; Any proposed changes to the Hillsborough County Home Rule Charter would go before voters in November 2012 for approval. For more information about the Charter Review Board call the Hillsborough County Public Affairs Office at (813) 276-2640 or visit the web site at www.hillsborough county.org. Re-Birth Of ON-QUE! MAGAZINE The Church Magazine .. That's On-Que! For You! In The Spotlight HANNAH This weekas our Spotlight feature, we will bring back to you Hannah. This young lady not only has what it takes, but is not shy about telling you. Hannah enjoys posing for the camera and hanging out with her friends. She also enjoys quiet time-so she can contemplate her next career move. Hannah is always busy trying to grow and become better, but she's also willing to share her success with others. The man in Hannah's life must be strong, handsome, respectful, and sure -of himself. He must also have the understanding that only maturity can bring. Congratulations to Hannah as this week's Spotlight feature. If you're interested in being in the-Beauty Unlimited or Spotlight, please send your information and photo, including a contact number to: .ijohnson@flsentinel.com.


Top 20s Horoscopes/Soaps :a Movie Keviews The Fighter-Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale star in this very good boxing movie since the first Rocky. Must See! Made $46M. (Budget $25M). [***lf2] Little Fockers-In-laws Jack (Robert DeNiro) and Greg (Ben Stiller) go head-to-head again in this off-beat comedy that was surprisingly funny. Not for kids. No. 1 at Box Office. Made $102M. (Budget $2ooM). [***112] True Grit -This well-written Western starring Jeff Bridges and directed by the Coen brothers (No Country For Old Men) needed more action. Disappointed. Made $86M. (Budget $38M). [***] Gulliver's Travels-Jack Black drops the ball in theremake of Gulliver's Travels. Could have been funnier. Made $28M. (Budget $112M). [**112] Tron Legacy -The Control Program is booted back up in this revamped Tron film. Made $131M. (Budget $170M). [***] The Chronicles OfNarnia-The kids return to Narnia to help the Prince save the world. Made $86M. (Budget $155M). [**112] The Tourist-A tourist (Johnny Depp) meets a woman (Angelina Jolie) who drags him into a dangerous world of espionage. We are used to seeing Jolie in action films. Made $54M. (Budget $1ooM). [**] The Warrior's Way-An Asian Assassin is forced to America after refusing to kill a newborn. The movie dragged until the end. Very bloody. Made $sM. (Budget $42M). [**112] Faster -The Rock is off the chain in this thriller about an ex-convict seeking revenge for his brother's death. George Tillman, Jr. (Notorious) is the director. Must-see! Made $24M. (Budget $22M). [****] Tangled -A Disney Classic! Kids and Adults will enjoy this animation. Made $161M. (Budget $260M). [****] Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallow, Part 1 '-The first of the 2 films with Harry and the gang being chased by the villain, Lord Voldemort.-A little slow in the beginning, but picks up wi:th serious action i1;1 the end. Part. 2 may be.the best movie, Made $283M. (Budget-over $2ooM). [*** 1 12] The Next 3 Days -Russell Crowe stars in the ho-hum thriller about a college professor plotting to break out his innocent wife from prison. Made $21M. (Budget $30M). [**112] Unstoppable-Inspired by a true story, Denzel Washington stars in this action thrilled. Made $79M. (Budget $10oM). [***112] RAT IN I **** -Very Good I *** -Good I ** Average I Wait For Video 5reaking News! Pres. Obama Picks Dalev As New Chief 01 Stan WILLIAM DALEY And PRES. BARACK OBAMA William Daley, a former commerce secretary investment banker, will be President Barack Obama's new White House chief of staff, two senior offi cials Thursday. Daley is the son of legendary Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of the city's current mayor, Richard Daley. He served as commerce secretary in the Clinton administration and currently runs Midwest operations for the in, vestment bank JP Morgan Chase. Daley met with President Obama and other offi cials Wednesday at the White House. He will replace Rahm Emanuel, a former Illinois congressman who has returned to Chicago to run for mayor. Daley's appointment is the latest move in a midterm White House shakeup and comes as observers see the administration shifting to a less aggressive posture toward Wall Street. Top 20 HOROSCOPES r.. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -The future looks bright. It's )> HiP-HOP SingleS hard to add to a cup that's already full, so drink some down and be open to contribution from your friends. )> 1. Can't Be Friends ... Trey Songz 2. Aston Martin Music ... Rick Ross Featuring Drake & Chrisette Michele 3. What's My Name? ... Rihanna Featuring Drake 4. No Hands... Waka Flocka Flame Featuring Roscoe Dash & Wale s. Right Thru Me ... Nicki Minaj 6. Make A Movie ... Twista Featuring Chris Brown 7. Lay It Down ... Uoyd 8. Deuces ... Chris Brown Featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall 9. Black And Yellow ... Wiz Khalifa 10. No BS ... Chris Brown 11. I'm Doing Me ... Fantasia 12. Pretty Girl Rock. .. Keri Hilson 13. Fall For Your Type ... Jamie Foxx Featuring Drake 14. You Are ... Charlie Wilson 15. Whip My Hair ... Willow 16. When A Woman Loves ... R. Kelly 17. One InA Million ... NeYo 18. 10 Seconds ... Jazmine Sullivan 19. Right Above It... Lil Wayne Featuring Drake 20. Bottoms Up... Trey Songz Featuring Nicki Minaj Top20 Hip-Hop Albums 1. Recovery... Eminem 2. Loud ... Rihanna 3. Pink Friday... Nicki Minaj 4 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy ... Kanye West 5 Calling All Hearts ... Keyshia Cole 6. Best Night Of My Life ... Jamie Foxx 7 Love Letter ... R. Kelly 8. No Boys Allowed ... Keri Hilson 9. No Mercy ... T.l. 10. Michael... Michael Jackson 11. I Am Not A Human Being ... Lil Wayne 12. Last Train To Paris ... Diddy -Dirty Money 13. Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rage:J; ... Kid Cudi 14. Thank Me Later ... Drake 15. The Lady Killer ... Cee Lo Green 16. Passion, Pain & Pleasure ... Trey Songz 17. Libra Scale ... Ne-Yo 18. Now Or Never ... Tank 19. Just Charlie ... Charlie Wilson 20. 5.0 ... Nelly AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)-The days ahead look challeng-:a ing, but you have yourself in your favor. You're feeling capable and -< able. Bring it on. Thank yourself. _....,. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)-You really need to trust your in-tuition now. The bumps on the road are part of the thrill of traveling. ...... Question authority, and listen. ...... ARIES (March 21-Ap:t;il19) -Trust your intuition, especially when it comes to following your path. Find a friend that will support you in keeping your goals for this dream. TAURUS (April2o-May 20)-Travel conditions are favorable for the next four weeks. Trust your instincts about your career and make a plan. Put it in the schedule and take action. GEMINI (May 21-June 21)-Be adventurous with your imagi nation, but not with your money today. Capture your brilliant ideas on paper. You may really have something special. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Dream big with other people's money. It's a perfect time for partnership. Put yourself in their shoes, and imagine huge value for them. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) very productive. Working and communicating with loved ones just flows Let your creativity run wild, and capture all these brilliant ideas on paper. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) It's a good day to with children or to play like a child. Teach something and learn something. Produc tivity comes easier than usual. It's the play. LIBRA (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) Spend time at home with family re membering past adventures. Take time to really notice precious mo ments. Do something good for future generations. SCORPIO (Oct. 2:i-Nov: 21) -Write a letter listing and asking ., for your secret heart's desires. Share what you asked for with those you rlove. Today's perfect for communication. 0 SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)-When challenges appear, ::C thank them for showing up, welcome them in and solve them. ance wastes time. Then be proud of a job well done. en SOAPS ALL MY CHILDREN Kendall continues to feel threatened by David; Damon tries to mend Colby's strained relationship with her mother; Marissa warns Annie not to jeopardize JR's heaJth if she is sick. Marissa and Annie shu-t to question each other's relationship with JR; Damon is devastated to see Colby and Asher kissing; Liza questions Erica on why she's in David's hospital room. BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL '" Ridge arranges a press confer ence in Paris for Brooke and Thomas; Whip attempts to rationalize his actions with Taylor; Thomas sets Madison straight about the current state of their relationship; Aggie leap1sofJackie and Owen's vow-re newal ceremony. Thomas and Brooke prepare for their pi:ess confer ence and head to Paris; Taylor shares her theory about Thomas and Brooke with Whip; Owenreceiv:es a troubling call that could ruin his and Jackie's special day. DAYS OF OUR LIVES-Brady and Kate put their plans to destroy Vivian in motion; Vivian and Gus are pushed from a moVing plane; Nathan is shocked to learn that Philip cheated on Melanie; Maggie blasts Philip for all the trouble he's caused. Philip figures out Stephanie knew he was Parker's father, and she asks him not to tell anyone; Nathan tries to comfort Melanie; Bo and Hope escape on a boat; Lee convinces Jane to start selling organs again. m z :::! z m r-m c: r. rm -f z "tl c: m r-c;; ::::t m c m < m ::D -<. -f c: m en c GENERAL HOSPITAL Sonny comforts Kristina; Steve offers Terrell a trial position in pediatrics; Kristina and Michael have a reve lation about their life attitudes. Molly starts to act in a bizarre manner; jl Brenda is hurt that Jason, Spinelli and Suzanne refuse to support her C marriage to Sonny; Terrell charms his way into Robin's life ONE LIFE TO LIFE-Natalie feels her first labor pain; Blair opens the mysterious box from Eli with Cristian's help; James tells Starr he needs to start dating other people. Marty may leave Natalie helpless; Tea tells Todd she thinks Inez may have killed Eddie; Dorian realizes that Echo is exploiting her drinking problem to get close to Charlie. )> z c YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS-Jana suffers a setback; Adam's case unravels. Heather breaks Ronan's trust in order to save his life; Billy risks everything for Victoria. C) m ...... w I )>


-r------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0 Entertainment r-.. fi: <( z <( .., c a: LL. Jav-z, 50 cent And Flovd Mavweather Bring In The New Year In las Vegas FLOYD MAYWEATHER, 50 CENT AND JAY-Z When it comes to luxury, we all know that Mr. and Mrs. Carter (Jay-Z and Beyonce) know c how to do it big, so we didn't expect anything less at the duo's after party for Jay-Z's New Year's 0: Eve Concert with Coldplay. LL Not only was the event sold out, the after party had celebrities showing up in droves to bring in 2011 with the Carters. <( While Rihanna, Kanye West and Beyonce were showing their love on stage, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Dr. Dre, Mark Whalberg and many uthers were showing their love in the C crowd. en WI------------------------------------------------------------------1-fi: w > w ::J: en ::::i Jazmine Sullivan Announces Retirement From Music m D.. z ..J ..J m ..J w z i= z w en C a: JAZMINE SULUVAN 9 Jazmine Sullivan caused LL a stir on Twitter Sunday when she suddenly announced that she would be no longer pursuing a career in music. According to the"Lions, Tigers And Bears" singer, singing is no longer "fun for her" and she promised herself when that happened, she would quit. Without warning, she told her followers on the social networking site, "I promised myself when it wasn't fun anymore I wouldn't do it. and here I am. I love u all and appreciate u soooooo much. Sullivan has since deleted the tweets from her Twitter account. She has yet to release an official statement on her business decison. GucciMane Arrested Again, Facing 17 Months In Jail GUCCIMANE Brick Squad CEO Gucci Mane has been arrested and may be facing another stint behind bars for a 2010 arrest. A Fulton County Judge has ordered Gucci Mane, born Radric Davis, to be taken into custody for violating his probation stemming from a 2010 arrest. Although which arrest subsequently resulted in the arrest and potential sentencing is unknown, his probation officer fought vigorously to have him placed in custody for which the judge agreed. Gucci Mane is facing a prison term of 17 months if he is in fact found guilty of the violation. A hearing date has been set for January 24, 2011 in Fulton County Superior Court. lzibit Facing Nearlv $1 Million Tax Lien Xzibit is the latest in Hollywood facing a tax lien now that he's said to owe nearly $1 million to the IRS. The West Coast emcee and former "Pimp My Ride Host reportedly owes the IRS $959,523 in back taxes. According to public records, the IRS filed a $22,196 lien against Xzibit last month in Los Angeles : The li(;!n was the fourth tax demand he faced in recent years including last year when he was hit with two bills amounting to $640,972 in total. In 2oo8, hefaced. a tax lien XZIBIT for $296,355. The rapper has filed for bankrJiptcy twice, citing the cancellation of "Pimp My Ride" for his financialtroubles. WakaFiocka Surrenders To Police Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame has turned himself in to police for gun and drug related charges. Flocka, real name Juaquin Malphurs, had his house raided by authorities in December. Gucci Mane was on the scene and was briefly handcuffed and released although Flocka was not there. Now, the Brick Squad rapper has surrendered to the Henry County Sheriffs Department and faces a number of charges including: --Possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce; --Possession of firearm by convicted felon; -Possession of hydrocodone --Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; -Violation of probation for driving on a suspended WAKA FLOCKA FLAME license; Violating Georgia's "Criminal Street Gang and Terror Prevention Act." The rapper's mother, Debra Antney said that W aka surrendered on his -own this afternoon "because he wan.ted to do the right thing and didn't want to run." Waka's being held on $31,950 bond --and a bearing was set. Ja Rule To Drop New Music Before Prison Term Ja Rule may be starting a prison sentence sometime next month, so the New York rapper is working on something so the fans can miss him a little while he's gone According to the former Murder Inc. headliner, he will drop a new works titled, The Renaissance Project before he begins his prison sentence. Rule will put out the new music on his pwn label, MPire Music Group. The platinum rapper tweeted today (January 3) "Damn, some of u act like 18 months is forever. It aint Hard to tell who the snitches are!! Renaissance Project will be dropping before I go 111. Rule, real name Jeffery Adkins, was sentenced to JARULE two years in prison by a feder al judge last month for gun charges stemming from a 2007 incident where police found a -40 caliber handgun in a vehicle Rule was driving Ja is due back in court on February 9, to schedule a sur render date


Entertainment ::c T -Pain Signs To Young Monev ULWAYNEAnd T-PAIN There has been no official word, but indications are that singer/producer T-Pain will be signing with Lii Wayne's Young Money Entertainment. The apparent signing was leaked by Cash Money /Young Money's official jeweler, Gabriel Jacobs of Rafaello & Co, who says he recently completed a new, purple and black, diamond and ruby laced Young Money pendant forT-Pain. In an exclusive video on VladTv.com, Jacobs displayed the $45,000 piece that con tains 500 karats worth of pre cious stones. T-Pain's Nappy Boy logo is embossed around the edges. Jac<;>bs also con firmed that Pain will be sign ing with the label. T-Pain was originally signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik imprint. He is also the founder of the record label Nappy Boy Entertainment, established in 2005. T-Pain and Lil Wayne have collaborated many times over the years and were rumored to be coming out with a collaborative album in 2008 shortly after they released the successful single "I Cant Believe It," which was featured on Pain's Thr33 RingsLP. The album never material ized however. laster P Hosting Benefit Concen In Honor Of Teena Marie MASTERPAnd TEENA MARIE No Limit mogul Mas1;er P is taking his philanthropic effort to another level by host ing an event during Grammy week honoring late R&B singer Teena Marie, to raise awareness about health related issues. Master P. and his son Romeo are organizing a ben efit concert via his Move With Music organization to support Michelle Obama's anti-obe sity campaign. "We are connecting musicians and entertainers through concert events to bring awareness to this epidemic o f childhood obesity and health issues." Master P's rep have con firmed that the event will take place on February nth in Los Angeles and are rallying for celebrities to aid in the fight against poor health Second Arrest In BreakIn At Tvler Perrv Home her over to police. Two others escaped. Police spokesman Curtis Davenport said investigators expect to have a third suspect in custody soon. ChuckBerrv Returns Home After Health Scare CHUCK BERRY ST. LOUIS -Rock-and-roll legend:Chuck Berry has returned home to suburban St. Louis after falling ill with exhaustion during a concert in Chicago. Berry's longtime friend Joe Edwards said Monday that the 84-year-old singer returned to his Wentzville, Mo., home Sunday afternoon. He was not hospitalized. Edwards says Berry is well enough to prepare for a Jan. 19 show at Blueberry Hill in University City, Mo., where he has performed monthly concerts since 1996. Edwards owns Blueberry Hill. Berry fell ill Saturday while performing at Chicago's Congress Theater. A concert goer says Berry gave an errat ic, out-of-tune perforll)ance before being helped offstage. Edwards says Berry was exhausted after two New Year's Eve shows in New York and the journey to Chicago. Berry's songs include "Maybelline," "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven." (8131 248 TYLER PERRY ATLANTAA second teen has been charged with breaking into filmmaker T y I e r Pe.rry's home in Atlanta. Kamisha Boozer was arrested Wednesday and charged With prowling and criminal trespass. A judge released her on $1,000 bond for each count. UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS Her defense attorney said the 17-year-old was not at the break-in and that another defendant gave her name to authorities. January 28th 30th RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM $15.00 FLORIDA SENTINEL HOOKUP Spike Lee's 'Malcolm I' To Be Added To Librarv 01 Congress c.. )> z c: )> :u < ...... N 0 ...... ...... The Library of Congress announced the 25 films that will be among the selections to be preserv-ed in its National Film Registry. Among the chosen is Spike Lee's 1992 biography "Malcolm X," which cast Denzel.Washington as the Civil Rights leader, as well as a 1959 film dramatization titled "Cry ofJazz" which depicted the origins of jazz, expressed through Black and white actors holding varying points of view. The National Film Registry began in 1989, with an intent to preserve films with artistic, cultural or historical meaning. SPIKE DENZEL WASHINGTON inset MALCOLM X There are over 500 films being preserved by the registry including classics such r as "Toy Story,""Rocky," and 0 "Shaft." C/) m z -4 z Soulia Bov Claims He Wrote Willow Smith's 'WhiP MV Hair' m r While Willow Smith continues to rake in sales with her hit "Whip My Hair", Soulja Boy is stepping in to take credit for her debut single. According to Soulja Boy, he's the one who actually penned the popular hit hence why she uses one of' his trademark lines. 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-r-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Former Middleton Plaver < To Return For Senior Year At Appalachian State a: LL. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter To call DeAndre Presley a sensation would be an understatement. During his j 'unior year at Appalachian State, Presley not only led his team into the playoffs, but was named the Offensive Player of the Year and was among the finalists for the Walter Payton Award. Presley said he's definitely looking forward to his senior year and expects to once again lead his team into the playoffs, and this time come out a winner. Presley, a very humble young man, said he'd love to play in the NFL at any posi>-tion. "I know I'm a quarterback, 0: but I'd be thankful for being LL selected and would play wherever they want me." < "At Middleton, I started out >-as a wide receiver. During a game against Jefferson, I 0 played quarterback, and that's where I've been ever 1-since." Presley said being a student/ athlete means a lot to whim. C "I understand you have to perform in the classroom 0 first. When the professionals see you're balanced, it's a :::) plus. In college, it can get ll. really stressful trying to maintain that schedule Time w management is very impor-. ::j tant, especially when you're :::) in demand in other areas." m Presley is an English major. iii Presley said he's suffered Z a couple of concussions, but in 2010, he managed to stay W injury free. t/) "Entering my senior year, it's important to me that I 0: stay injury free and be ready g to perform." LL. DEANDRE PRESLEY Presley said takes a lot of pride when he's practicing. "If I had not played football, I would have played baseball. I really love base ball and if I hadn't signed a letter of intent to attend Appalachian State, that's what I'd be doing Presley said his football idols are Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick, Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning. "Studying them last season helped me improve my game." One of m y biggest honors was being approached by Doug Williams. He saw me play and wanted me to attend Grambling State. He asked me to talk to some scouts from the school and I felt good Doug saw me as a good player. They couldn't offer me a scholarship, and that' s why I went on to AppalaGhian State." Presley said he appreci:: ates all the support he s gotten from the people of Tampa and his family. He s also proud that one of his brothers is currently playing football at Middleton. LICENSE SUSPENDED I REVOKED? Fo1 5 y ear s a s a Habima l Traffic O ffender! H T O ) C.A.P.S. May be able to help you get your driver's license reinstated wltblo 2 to 3 months, Instead of 5 years! 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He intends to meet with many more people past and present who have had a relationship with Middleton through the years. SaintsRB Thomas Out For Plavons PIERRE THOMAS METAIRIE, La. --The defending champion Saints will have to try to repeat with out their top two power running backs. Pierre Thomas, one of the stars of last season's Super Bowl run, was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday because of his injured ankle. The Saints made that move only one day after placing leading rusher Chris Ivory on injured reserve because of a left foot injury that occurred during Sunday's regular season finale When the Saints open the playoffs in Seattle (7-9) on Saturday, the only remaining healthy running backs from their regular season roster will be Reggie Bush and Julius Jones. (8131248 Titans Moving On Without Young NASHVILLE, Tenn. -Titans owner Bud Adams says it's time to let Vince Young go and for the fran chise to find its next quarter back. The Titans released a statement Wednesday night in which Adams said Young won't be on the team's roster next season, but he's still eval uating the coaching staff "We have two critical deci sions to make, the direction of the coaching staff and the future at the quarterback position. They are separate issues to me and will be dealt with separately, Adams said. Adams is the owner who wanted Young drafted No.3 overall out of Texas in 2006 and said on draft day that ''VY VINCE YOUNG is my guy." But with his gen eral manager and senior exec utive vice president traveling to Houston to meet with Adams on Monday, the 88-year-old owner decided Young no longer is the quar terback for his franchise. Tucker Carlson On lick: 'Of Course 1 Don't Think He Should Be Executed' Tucker Carlson returned to "Hannity" on Monday and walked back his statement that footballer Michael Vick "should've been execut ed" his abuse of dogs. He had made the statement on last Tuesday's show after it emerged that President Obama had spoken with Vick. Sean Hannity joked that he'd read that Carlson was "destroying the show" during his break and asked him to explain his comments. "This is what happens when you get too emotional," Carlson said. "I'm a dog lover, I love them and ... know a lot about what MICHAEL VICK Michael Vick did ... I overspoke. I'm uncomfortaple with the death penalty in any circumstance. Of course I don't think he should be executed, but I do think that what he did is truly appalling."


Sports cavs oner Job To Homeless Man With Golden Voice TED WILLIAMS CLEVELAND --The Cleveland_Cavaliers have offered an unspecified job to a homeless Ohio man with a golden radio voice. Ted Williams, whose deep baritone and plight have made him an online video sensation, was first contacted Wednesday by the Cavaliers. Team spokesman Tad Carper said details are still being worked out on a possi ble position for Williams. Carper said any job could include working in Quicken Loans Arena, the NBA team's downtown arena. It is not yet known if Williams has accepted the team's offer. Lewis Keeps His Stripes, Will-Remain Benuals coach MARVIN LEWIS CINCINNATI -The front office won't change signifi cantly. The Bengals will still be practicing in the_ cold. Even wi _th all that, Marvin Lewis decided to stay. Lewis agreed to an unspecified contract extension on Tuesday that will make him the longest-. tenured coach in club history. Owner Mike Brown agreed to changes in the coaching staff and the roster as part of a deal that left both sides comfortable. The Bengals are coming off a 4-12 season and have had only two winning records in the last 20 years --both under Lewis, who is 60-69-1 in eight including losses in both playoff appear ances. "We are close to being the kind of team we can_ be," Brown said. "I think continuity will give us the best shot at becoming that team. We have a good relationship, Marvin and I. We work well together. It isn't an easy rela tionship, but it's a good one." -UFC Fighter wants To 'Knock Some Sense' Into Pres.Obama JACOB VOLKMANN VS. BARACK OBAMA After UFC's Jacob Volkmann beat Antonio McKee in a fight this weekend, Fanhouse's Ariel Helwani asked him who he would like to fight next. At first, the 30-year-old said MMA fighter Clay Guida, but then he called out President Barack Obama. "Actually, Obama. He's not too bright," Volkmann said "Soineone's gotta knock some sense into that idiot." Helwani then asked if he was a fan of Sarah Palin. Volkmann said "no" and explained that he didn't like what Obama was doing "I'm a chiropractor," he said. "So I know the health care situation is not good. But he's making it worse." GriHinTo Headline Dunk Contest BLAKE GRIFFIN NEW YORK --Blake Griffin is bringing his fero cious dunks to the slam dunk contest. The Los Angeles Clippers rookie will join Milwaukee point guard Brandon Jennings and big men JaVale McGee of Washington and Serge Ibaka of Oklahoma City in next month's event at All-Star weekend, the NBA announced Wednesday. Griffin's powerful slams have m _ade him a YouTube sensation and the leading can didate for Rookie of the Year honors, and his presence brings a needed boost to what was a lackluster event last year. He will have home-court advantage in the contest at Staples Center on Feb. 19. Newton savs Father Cecil Will Anend BCS Title Game SCOTTSDALE Ariz. -Cam Newton says his father will be coming to the BCS championship game. Auburn's Heisman Trophywinning quarterback says Cecil Newton and other family members "are going to be loud and proud." Cecil Newton was involved in a pay-for-play attempt during his son's recruitment by Mississippi State that resulted in limited access to Auburn's athletics program. CECIL NEWTON. ball's grandest stage. Asked for the biggest differ ence from his first national title game, he waved a hand ., :!:! c }< c.. )> z c: )> :::c -< _......, 1\) 0 ....... ....... Cam Newton mostly fielded questions Wednesday about football, his newfound celebrity status and his rise from a junior college national champion to college foot-at the dozens of reporters and cameras surrounding his table and said ; "This." 0 :!:! 'The Voice of Cornmunily Speakingfor Itself -*ifs:JtlneiBulletin AUER.lCN'S f'O.R:EU:an".Si!l.S:J-"'A.'eru";t..Y (813) 248-1921 C/) m z :::! z m r-Ill c: r rm :::! z "tt c: Ill l en m c m < m :::c -< ---4 c: m C/) c > )> z c ., :::c c


r------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0 "' Funerals/Memoriam > a: "' <( c a: u.. MR. ROOSEVELT FRANKLIN BADGER Homegoing celebration for Mr. Roosevelt Badger, who passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010, will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 11 a. m. at Belmont Heights Church of Christ, 5701 N. 30th Street, Tampa, Evangelist Alfred L. Williams, officiating. Interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Mr. Roosevelt Franklin Badger was born in Fairfax, South Carolina, on April 22, 1935, to the parents of Clinton C Badger and Estella Johnson Badger. fE He was preceded in death C by: his parents; lifelong comz panion, Hattie L. Wiley; and Rumell Williams arid Queen <( Esther Emerson. C He leaves loving and chercn ished memories with: brother, Freddie Badger; seven sons, 1-Pee Wee Badger, John Wiley > Willie Wiley (Judy), Leonard a: Jack$on, Andrew Jackson, W George Jackson and Michael > Wiley; two daughters, Thelma W Sims (Jay Jones) and Linda C (Roger); grandchilW dren, She'rry Roberson, Ernest Jackson (Ebony), Tim Jackson :::::i and 11 other grandchildren; m host of great grandchildren, :::) nieces, nephews and cousins; ll. nephew, Wilbert Williams; z special cousins, Alex Williams, i= Rita and Beverly Robinson and w Demond Paisley; his Church ..J family,: goddaughter, Sylvia ..J Alexander (Lyncoln); and a :::) host of other relatives and m friends. uj The viewing will be held at z Aikens Funeral Home on Frii= day from 5-8 p. m. The family z will receive friends from 7-8 p. W m. en Family and friends are

Funerals/Memoriam/Card of Thanks MRS. YVONNE WILLIAMS-PALMER 'NANA' Mrs. Yvonne W. WilliamsPalmer passed away December 20, 2010, in Bloomfield, CT. Formerly of Tampa, Yvonne was the wife of the late Mr. Elliott Palmer, Jr. The Palmers moved to Hartford, CT, fifty years ago. A homegoing service was held for her at Hopewell Baptist Church, 280 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, Connecticut, on December 27, 2010. She was interred at Mountain View Cemetery, Bloomfield, CT. Arrangements were entrusted to Carmon Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Avenue, Windsor, CT. After 25 years of service, she retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Corporation of East Hartford. Previously, she was employed for several years at the once named, Tampa linen Co. on N. Willow Avenue in Tampa. She was the daughter of the late Mrs. Evelyn Cusseaux Williams-Capel and Mr. Rufus Williams, Sr. and stepdaughter of the late Mr. Daniel "Dee" Capel. Also preceding her in death were: her daughter. Shandria; and brother, Rufus, Jr. She is survived by: son, John G. Palmer, Sr., Tampa; daughter, Delma Faye PalmerLucas, Bloomfield; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; aunt, Margaret Cusseaux-Mount; sisters-inlaw, Irene Palmer-McGriff and Elaine Palmer; brothers-inlaw, Thomas (Conchita), Edward (Mary), Raymond (Janet) and Steven, all of Tampa. CARMON FUNERAL HOME IN MEMORY OF MRS DIANN MARIE HOWARD MELTON 1/4/2007 Thinking of you and missing you dearly. Your two sons, Richard and Maurice; mother, Mrs. Curlie Williams; grandchildren, sisters and brothers, and the entire family. We love you very much. MECHELLE GRANT (lADYBUG) Mechelle Lashawn Grant, born in Tampa, to Cassie Johnson Prather and the late, James (Jitty) Washington, was called home on January 1, 2011. Homegoing services will be held in her family's home town of Chiefland, FL. For information contact: CARNEGIE FUNERAL HOME, 217 SE 4th Avenue, Chiefland, FL, 32644, carnegie217@bellsouth.net, (8oo) 493-1855. MRS. NORA LEE SPENCER GREEN 'SUGAR PIE' A homegoing celebration for Mrs. Nora Lee Spencer Green, better known as "Sugar Pie," will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 11 a. m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 604 W. Ball St., Plant City, FL, 33563, with Rev. Patricia Mosley, officiating. Nora Lee Spencer Green, was born August 30, 1944, to the late Eli Colbert and Robbie Lee Graham. She was well liked and will certainly be missed. Nora gave her life to God at an early age and was blessed with many creative gifts and talents. She joined Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and later converted to Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church. Richly blessed by God, Nora continued to walk worthy of her calling where she served faithfully as a stewardess, speaker, mistress of ceremony, church secretary, choir member, tutor and so much more. Nora attended Simmons Elementary School, Marshall High School, class of 1962, and the U Diversity of South Florida, where she attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1975 Nora was employed by Hillsborough County Public Schools for 39 years. Nora was an outstanding educator who took pride in her work. She received many awards for her exceptional work as an educator as well as her community service. Nora was awarded the Ida S. Baker Award for Hillsborough County, Teacher of the. Year, and Who's 'Vho Among Black Women to name a few. On Saturday, January 1 2010, Nora departed this life and went home to be with the Lord. She was preceded in death by: her father, Eli Colbert; her mother, Robbie Lee Graham; her brothers, A. R. Spencer and Ronald Spencer; her sister, Koriday Wright; and her aunt, Loretha Peart. Her strength, character and smile will be remembered by: her 2 loving daughters, Stephanie Green and Terrie Green; 5 devoted sons, John Green, Terrance Green, Rodney Green, Anton Green, Sr. and Kelly Green; Sr.; grandchildren, Keisha, Brittany, Kejuana, Anton, Jr., Davbreon Richardson, Lamayea Glover, I'sayanna, Mywan Jackson, Kristian Kelly, Jr., Keystalyn, Kevarious, Kevionte, O'khari, Hannah, Talea, Destiny, Kendrick, Koriday, Travis and Jamie; great grandchildren, Tyrone, Imani, Lenniga, Michael, Michael Koriday, Tykeara Alan and Antwon Jerome Price, Jr.; aunts, Mercedes "Dolly" Dowe of Plant City, FL, and Merian "Beanie" Brandon of Detroit, Michigan; sisterin-law, Vera Spencer; brother-in-law, Lorenzo Wright; nieces, Keshia Wright and Ivy Wright; nephews, Donald Spencer, Jr., Tracy Spencer and Xavier Wright; close cousins, Merle Clark (Charles) of Detroit, Michigan, Gwendolyn Walter, Mary Rogers and Charles Virgin of Pensacola, FL; best friends, Gwendolyn Stephens, Bertha Hampton, Jackie Newkirk, Irish Miller and Bessie McNeal; special friend, Charles Broome; and a host of godchildren and other sorrowing friends. The remains will repose from 5-7 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2011, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Plant City, FL. Arrangements entrusted to CHARLOW FUNERAL HOME. NOTE OF THANKS DEACON FREDDIEJ. BRINSON, SR. We would like to thank everyone for their expressions oflove and kindness Your prayers, visits, calls, cards, flowers, and all other expressions oflove extended to us were greatly appreciated during the homegoing of our precious loved one. So many of you have faithfully supported our family and we are eternally grateful. Special thanks to: Pastor Johnnie Miller and the members of Friendly Missionary Baptist Church, Reverend Jerome Griffin, Bishop James Howell, Florida Cancer Specialists (Dr. Fink), and St. Joseph's Cancer Center (Betty, Cheryl and Jennifer). May God richly bless and keep you. The family of Deacon Freddie J. Brinson, Sr. MRS. MONEE LAEDITH TAYLOR-RIVERS A homegoing celebration for Mrs. Monee LaEdith TaylorRivers, who passed away Monday, December 27, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital, will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 1 p. m. at Allen Temple A. M. E. Church, 2101 N. Lowe St., with the Rev. Michael K. Bouie, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Orange Hill Cemetery. She was preceded in death by: her brother, Marvin Lamont Montgomery; and daughter, Machala Urijah Rivers. She leaves to cherish her fond memories: a devoted husband, Mark A. Rivers; children, Ny'asia Monee Taylor and Donte Ervin Taylor; her parents, father, Lawrence Taylor, and mother, Marcella Taylor; mother-in-law. Patricia Gissentanner and husband, Alexander; godfather, Francois Pierre; godmother, Lynn McMillan; brothers, Fabian Bethea and Earl McMillan and wife, Caroline; stepbrothers, Dawn, Wallace and Larry, Jr.; stepsisters, Lisa, Sharon and Margaret; grandmother, Edith Lambright; aunts, Juanita McMillan and Cheryl Lewis; cousin, Deidra Johnson; special friends, Telana, Annette, Trakiea, Valeria, Andrea and husband, Shawn; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, sorrowing friends and students. The remains will repose from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, January, 7, 2011, at Allen Temple A. M. E. Church, 2101 N. Lowe St. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the church at approximately 12:45 p. m., Saturday, January 8, 2011. THERE WILL BE NO VIEWING AFfER THE EULOGY. "AN EASTIDE SERVICE" IN MEMORIAM ST. 1/10/1982-1/5/2007 See you in my dreams. Love, Enodsia. MS. LINDA MICHELLE YOUNG A memorial service for Ms. ::!:! c }< c.. )> z c: )> :::0 -< :-J 1\) 0 ..... ..... Linda Michelle Young of 6603 32nd Street North, who passed away Thursday,. December 30, 2010, will be held Saturday, January 8; 2011, at 1 p. m. from New Progress Missionary Baptist Church, 3307 E. Shadowlawn Avenue, with Rev. Jerry Williams, pastor, and Pastor Joseph Sykes, Overseer of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, eulogist. Ms. Linda Michelle Young was born on December 6, 1958, 0 to Vadie Lee Young and the ;:!:! late, Calvin Clarence Young in C Tampa. She was a member of )> Macedonia M. B. Church, with en Pastor Joseph Sykes, Overseer. m Linda was a graduate of Z King High School, class of =! 1976. Her most recent hobby Z was inspiring others on Face-m book. I""' Linda was preceded in m death by her: grandmother, C: Ora Lee Smith; brothers, J= Samuel Owens, Calvin Timothy m Young, Sr.; aunt, Laveles =! Williams; and sister-in-law, z Kim Young. "'D linda leaves to cherish her C: memories: her mother, Vadie aJ Lee Young; brother, Robert rStanley Young, Sr., Richmond (i; Hills, GA; nieces, Sherece ::::t Owens, Katrina Falls (Dupre), m Lakeisha Kinsey (Devin), C Robin "Stacey" Young and Alonda "Cicera" Reed, all of Tampa, and Natasha Young (Quintin) ofWoodbridge, VA; nephews, Calvin Timothy Young, Jr. (Hidi), Antwan Brown, Daren Donnelly, Reginald Watson and Alban Williams, all of Tampa, J ermaine Filmore, Panama City, m < m -t c: m en c FL, and Robert Stanley Young, Jr., Richmond Hills, GA; grand nieces and nephews, Samuel LaVon Owens, Kavon Bellenger, Calvin Timothy Young, III, Calvinesha Young, Malaysha and Indonnesia Falls, Rionna Brewster, Veronica Williams and Cameron Reed, all of Tampa; sisters-inlaw, Cynthia Owens and Victo-ria Filmore; godsister, Shana Crews-Foston; friends, among whom are, Rhudine Williams, Laverne Mustipher, Ernestine Gallon, William Wheeler, Johnny Watson, Pauline Williams, the Howard family, the Macedonia M. 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c a: LL c z <( c en w ::::) 1-> a: w > w c w J: en :; III ::::) D.. z w -1 -1 ::::) III -1 w z z w en <( c a: 0 -1 LL <( I 0 C\1 w e, MRS. BENNIE PEARL COLLINS Homegoing celebration for Mrs. Bennie Pearl Collins, who passed away January 2, 2011, at Tampa General Hospital will be held _Saturday, 8, 2011, at 11 a. m. at First Union Missionary Baptist Church, 3707 E. Chelsea Street, Rev. B. E. Gaqnon, Sr., M. Div., officiating. Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Bennie Pearl Collins was born March 19, 1932, in Donalsonville, GA, to the late George McKay and the late Essie Mae Smith, where she attended public school and was converted at an early age. She was married to the late Fad Collins, Jr. and later moved to Tampa. She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a faithful and dedicated member of First Union Missionary Baptist Church family, she rejoiced in the Lord with them when they visited her home. On Sunday, January 2, 2011, she answered God's call who gently closed her eyes and carried her home. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Fad Collins, Jr.; parents, George McKay and Essie Mae Smith; son, Michael A. Collins; sisters Louise Brannon and Stone; Joe McKay; and son-In-law, Aaron Tabor. She leaves to continue her legacy with everlasting memories: her children, Barbara Tab9r, Dorothy (David) Freeman, Edna (James) Oliver, Fad Collins and Cierra Stone; grandchildren, Alinda p. Suggs, Darrell H. Tabor, Derek A. Tabor (September), Tammie T. Jackson, Dorian D. Jackson Toni S. Jackson and Erib Gillette; great grands, Candice L. Suggs, Sasha Wright, Enoch U. Suggs, Derek A. Tabor, Jr., Darrell A. Tabor. Erin S. Tabor Joseph L. President, Jr.: Domonique D. Atkins, Jr., Erielle S. Nelson and Elijah I. Xavier Jones; great, great grands, DeShawn D. Ruffin, Charley D. Ruffin, Quavious Wright and Enoch U. Suggs, Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, close friends and relatives. The remains will repose after 6 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2011, at Harmon Funeral Home, 5002 N. 40th Street, Tampa. John Harmon, L.F.D. and James Harmon, L.F.D. A HARMON BURIAL MS. LETTIE PETERSON Homegoing services for Mrs. Lettie Peterson, who passed away on December 28 2010, will be held Saturday: January 8, 2011, at 1 p. m. at Harmon Funeral Home, 5002 N. 40th St., Tampa, .33610, with Rev. Rickey Polk, Pastor of Unity AME Church, Seffner, FL, officiating. Interment will be private. Ms. Lettie Peterson, also known as Ms. Honey to her friends, was a native of Blakely Georgia. She passed away just two days after celebrating her 86th birthday. Ms. Peterson will be remembered most by her caring attitude and concern for other people, but also as a lady who lived for her children. She was preceded in death by a son, Mr. James M. Peterson, Sr. She .leaves to mourn her passing: daughter, Gloria Moore; 2 sons, Richard and Charles Peterson; like a daughter, Patricia; son-in-law, Horace Moore; 4 grandchildren, Nakeeta, Kevin and Kerrick Moore, and James M. Peterson, Jr.; 2 nieces of Newark New Jersey, Humphrey and Vallie Ruth nephew, Alfreddie Humphrey; many other relatives of Hallandale, FL, and Clearwater, FL; a host of adoptive godchildren, and other sorrowing relatives and friends. Visitation for Ms. Lettie Peterson will begin at 12 noon on Saturday at Harmon Funeral Home. Friends attending the homegoing ceremony are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 12:45 p. m. A HARMON BURIAL IN MEMORIAM DEA. A. J. MATHIS December 1,_1924-January 7, 1991 Miss you! Wife, Emma; daughter, Tawanda; and others MS. KATRINA QENISE STILLINGS Ms. Katrina Denise Stillings, surrounded by family, accepted God's homegoing call on December 31, 2010. Born March 24, 1959, in Lakeland, FL, she was the daughter of Brenda Stillings and the late, John L. Day. Katrina was a graduate of Hillsborough High School and Hillsborough Junior College. She was employed at Smith & Nephew, Inc. of St Petersburg, FL. She was an accomplished seamstress and interior decorator and admired by many who knew her. Katrina had an easy-going but optimistic outlook on life: No matter what her situation, she always found a way to look at the bright side. She was not a complainer. She accepted Christ at an early age and was truly a committed Christian. She was a devoted member of The Church Of The Lively Stones and a staunch Prayer Warrior. Her desire was to be home for Christmas and return to her church and sit once again in her chair. She leaves to cherish her memory: a very devoted family, her mother, Brenda Stillings, Tampa; three brothers, Lamark Stillings, Jr., Darrell (Eartha) Robinson, Tampa, and Patrick Day (Brenda), Newark, NJ; sister, Cacheryl. (Mike) Scipio, Lakeland; three nephews Brandan Gatlin and Sylvester Collins and family of Lakeland and Simon Day, Newark, NJ; 'three nieces, Aria Robinson and family, St. Petersburg, Shanna (Tony) Cato and family, Tampa and Isis Day, Newark, NJ; aunts, Barbara Day and family, Lakeland and New Jersey, and Polly Day and family, Lakeland uncle, Earthie (Mary Jane) a'!d family, Tampa; speCial family and friends, Carl Morrow, Jr., Tampa, Rosalind Bridgewater, Landham, MD, Laynard Owens and family, Lakeland, Raynard Owens and family, Orlando, Meica Elridge and family, Tamva, Anetta Corrica and family, Tampa, Lillian Hobbs and family, Tampa, Leon Day and family, Lakeland, Charles Smith and family, Trenton, NJ, Nathaniel Robinson and family, Medulla, FL, Rev. Marvin and Lady Agatha Robinson, Springhill, FL, Minister Cheryl Lovelace and family, Atlanta, GA, and members of The Church Of The Lively Stones; and a host of sorrowing family and friends. Homegoing services will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 11 a. m. at Riverhills Church Of God In Christ, 6310 E. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, 33617, Rev. Marvin Roberson, officiating. H. W. OLDHAM, Lakeland. www.oldbamfnneralhome.com MR. HORACE (TOBO) BARNES, SR. Mr. Horace (ToBo) Barnes, Sr. of 3212 Darlington Drive passed away Friday, December 31,2010. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 11 a. m. at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church 2204 N. Highland Avenue, with Elder Marc A. McAffee pastor officiating. be at 11 a. m., Monday, January 10 2011, in Florida National Ceme: tery, Bushnell, Florida. Mr. Horace (ToBo) Barnes, Sr. was a native of Tampa and a resident for 75 years.' He graduated from Don Thompson Vocational High School (Howard W. Blake High School) where he was an outstanding football and basketball player. He attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA, on an athletic scholarship served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. He retired as a member of the International Longshoremen Association, 3A, Local 1402, AFL-CIO, Tampa. Mr. Barnes was preceded in death by: his mother Annie Gaskin; father, Will Barnes; brothers, Raymond_ Gaskins Timothy Williams, Williams, Wesley Gasque and Willie Barnes; sisters, Mildred Graham, Ruth Marshall Rosa Judge, Almeta Albury, 'Edith Smith, Gladys Mitchell, Mattie Coscant, and Marie Hobley nephews, Bennie Graham' Leroy Mitchell, W. C. Smith' Richard Morgan, John H: Mitchell, Bobby Mitchell, Corrise Grahani, Jr., Benny Graham, Rudolph Graham, Ronald Worchester, and Ray Anthony Barnes; and nieces, Lynn Marshall, Ruby Flowers, Thelma Dross, and Carolyn Ahmadi. He also leaves to cherish fond memories: daughters Regina Hudson (caretaker) and hudsbpand! of Albany, NY, an atricia Barnes of Tampa; sons, Horace Barnes, Jr. of Tampa, Mark Barnes of Albany NY, and Reginald Barnes and wi!e, Sonya of Albany, NY; playmate, lifelong friend and former wife, Dr. Julia Barnes; grandchildren El'Virquan, Kahlil, Tiresha' LaQuinta, Angerra, Egypt' Reginald, Jr., Kemyla, Alana: Damon, Grebredlan and Kiaya Barnes, all of Albany NY Arkene, Michelle, Horade, 111: Tanya, Yarheem, Jerrod Naomi and Rebekah Barnes, ali ofTampa;greatgrandchildren JuQuavier, InDazier, ElDaid and Dameir Barnes, all of Albany, NY, and Dominique and Zoe' Barnes of Tampa; sisters, HelenStanback and Willie Mae Elijah of Tampa; sister-in-law Bobbie Gaskins of Queens NY: b th ro ers-m-law, Iray Hobley of Tampa, and James Elijah of Ft. Pierce; niece/daughter who called him "Uncle Daddy," Leah Stanback; nieces, Almeta McNear (Joe), Gwen Jones, Gloria Flourney (Billy), Josephine Morris, Sandra Mask (Monte), Shirley Battle, Mary Mitchell, Irma Lowman, Jackie Smith Sonya Harper, Tonya Graham' Shenekqua Stanback, Ashle; Stanback, Keonna Frazier, Tasha Ahmadi and Mariah Robinson; special nephew Mitchell; nephews: Wilham Barnes, Benjie Barnes Vernon Gaskins, Derrick Gra: ham (Desirea), John Owens (Susan), Raymond Gaskins (EuJames Williams, Tony Smith (Clarissa), and Joseph Mitchell, Sr.; and a host of other relatives, including the Smith, Flowers, Lowman Graham Mitchell, Orr, Carlton' Tillman, Motta, Collins, Willis: Jackson, Battle, Hicks, Lundy, Cox, and Motta families and special friends, Mr. Robert Miller, Mr. Moss Darby, and Ms. Annie Holt of Albany, NY. The remains will repose after 5 p. m., Friday, January 7, 2011 at Ray Williams Funeral Home' 301 N. Howard Avenue; the fam: ily will receive friends from 7:30-8:30 p. m. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern Owners. www.raywilliamsfu: neralhome.com MR. ARTHUR BILLINGSLEY, SR. Mr. Arthur Billingsley, Sr. of 307 Pocahontas, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 11 a. m. at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. T. D. Leonard, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Mr. Arthur Billingsley, Sr. native of Sylvester, Georgia, and a resident of Tampa for 50+ years. He attended Worth County Schools. He was self ployed as a roofer at Arthur Billiilgsley Roofing. He was preceded in death by: his parents, King and Eacie Billingsley; his sisters Loader Smith, and Alberta 'Statum brothers, Luke and Billingsley; and his daughter Jeanette Williams-Brown. lie leaves to cherish hismemory: his wife of over 50 years, Pinkey Mae Billingsley; 3 sons, John Billingsley, Sr. (Luciana), Arthur Billingsley, Jr. (Brittney), Tampa, and. Trenice Billingsley (Yanna) of Norfolk VA; 4 daughters, Mary (George, Sr.), Louise Westbrook and Johnnie Bell Billingsley, aU ofTampa, and Florene Jefferson (Matthew) of Albany, GA; brother, Beno Billingsley of Moultrie, GA; 4 sisters, Rosa Betha of Sylvester, GA, Elizabeth Thomas, Katherine Williams and Evelyn Seymore; 25 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins of Tampa, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Albany, GA; and special friends, Arnold Palaez and Bob Carpenter of Tampa. The remains will rewse after 5 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2011, at Ray Williams Funeral Home 301N.HowardAvlimue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliarnsfuneralhome.com


MRS. HELEN ROYAL Mrs. Helen Royal of 1533 W. Chestnut Street, passed away Friday, December 24, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 2 p. m. at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, 2606 W. Grace Street, Pastor, Rev. T. D. Leonard, with Rev. Anthony Greene, Pastor of First Baptist Church of lincoln Gardens, officiating. Interment will follow in Orange Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Helen Royal was a native of Arabi, Georgia, and a resident ofTampa for 53 years. She attended Crisp County Public Schools. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Maetta and Gilbert Lofton; son, Johnny Royal; sister, Ethel Lee Harris; and brothers, Sammy Lofton, Charlie Lofton, William Lofton and Benjamin Lofton. She leaves to cherish her memory: daughters, Wanda Simmons (Merriett), Barbara Royal, Rosa Riggins (Alan), Mia Royal and Tammy Royal; sons, James Royal (Tonia), Marcellous Royal (Sarah), Todd Royal (Laderick), Kenneth Royal, Tony Royal (Eldora), Thedeous Royal (Aida), and Todd Royal, Jr.; grandchildren, Kevin, Takisha, Travaris, Javaris, Sha Rhonda, Maurice, Jontavis, Nikitia, Asia, Ashley, Marcellous, Jr., Cierra, Dominique, Shaquille, Demarcus, Brandy, Janee', Keeshawn, Kenneth, Jr., Kenjada, Mikeil, Kennethia, Tony, Jr., Tiniya, Toni, Cleveland, Tierra, Jaquae, Tianna, Terrance, Jr., Tanisha, Jamlircus, Rico, Terrance, Roderick, Areil, Dajahrlai, Ari, Aseria, Bernard, Alyson and Alan, J.r.; great grandchildren, Kevin, Jr., Kevontae, Keniyah, KonDre', Mikyra, Todd, III, Tiana, Jada; Preston, DySoni, D'osha, Alan, III, Alana, Alonzo, Tralexia, Khamauri, Mauriah, Maurice, Jr., Sammuel, Samise, Adrianna, Jalaycia, Jeffrey, III, Calyce, Brandon, Jr. and Derielle; sisters, Willie Bell Lofton, Ella Mae Williams and Josephine Starke; brother, Curtis LOfton (Adeline) of Arabi, GA; aunt, Mattie Daniel (Lonnie) of Arabi, GA; sistersin-law, Barbara Lofton of Charlotte, NC, Ola Bea Lofton and Leola Lofton of Arabi, GA; a host of nieces,. nephews and other relatives and friends; godchildren, Comina Holmes, Iris Austin, Selena Shannon and Bobby Shepard; and special support group, the staff at Advance Renal Care. The remairis will repose after 5 p.m., Friday; January 7, 2011, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted. to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com MS.TYEKIA D. RUSSELL Ms. Tyekia D. Russell of 402 W. Columbus Drive, Apt. B, Tampa, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 2 p. m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, with Rev. Dr. Linda C. Reese, Pastor of Pilgrims Rest Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Ms. Tyekia Russell was a na. tive of Tampa and a resident for 25years. She was preceded in death by: her grandfather, Tommie Lee Russell; great grandfather, William Russell, Sr.; uncles, Prof. Samuel L. Spearman and William Russell, Jr.; greatgreat grandmother, Bertha Wormack-Spearman Warren; great grandmother, Alice Rollins; and great grandfather, Mayfield Spires. She leaves to cherish her memory: mother, June Little (Antonio Gater); father, Tommie Lee Russell, Jr.; stepfather, Ray Wolfork; grandmother, Leona Rollins; grandfather, Julius Little, Sr.; and great grandmother, Inez M. Russell, all of Tampa; 4 sisters, Shantia Brown, Tyeshia Fletcher, Shakeitha Jusimon and Cornisha Brown, all of Tampa; 5 brothers, Dontray Farrior, Jawaun Hall, Arthur Cooper, Tyron Wolfork, and Jaxson Mosley, all of Tampa; niece, Marquisha Wilson; and nephew, Martavious Caraballo, both of Tampa; 5 aunts, Turkeisha Little, Carla Mosley (Bobby Mosley, Jr.), Sabrina Johnson (Nathaniel); Ne:ilzetta Johnson and Nikia Johnson, all of Tampa; 6 uncles, Julius Little, Jr., Bobby Jackson, Eshom Card, Ta'Mario Card and Da'Mario Card, all of Tampa, and DWayneRussell of Griffin, GA; 2 great aunts, Carolyn Russell and Alva Russell, both of Tampa; cousins, Marquise Little (Cotton), Tyrell Baker, Collis Denson, III, Shakaya Welch, Bobby Jackson, IV, Julius Little, IV, Destinee Laster, Lavar Lee, Marquise Little, Jr. and the Baker, Roberts, Walkers, Davis and Williams families, all of Tampa; and a host of other loving cousins, relatives, and devoted friends, including Deion and Chris "Lil Wink" Hickman; godmother, Barbara Sandford; special supporting friends, West Tampa, Mailbox Girls, 4-way, Killa County, MSP; Dead End, Hi-Park, Oak V, Oakhurst, 1-block, and car wash. The remains will repose Bfter 5 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2011, at Ray Williams Funeral Hoine, 301 N. Howard Avenue; the family will receive friends from 6-7 p. m. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. wiDy.raywi11iamsfu-neralhome.com MR. JAMES WILEY NEAL Mr. James Wiley Neal of 2201 Wallace Branch Road, passed away Sunday, December 26,2010. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 30, 2010, at 11 a. m. at The Laura Street Church Of Christ, 1310 E. Laura St., Plant City, with B .ro. William Kerrison, minister, officiating, and sons, Kelvin Neal and Staford Neal, giving words of comfort. Bro. James Neal was born in Quincy, FL. He relocated to the Tampa/Plant City area making this his home. He was a dedicated employee of Chapman Contracting Company for thirty-five years. Preceding him in death were: his parents; his sons, Stevie R. Neal and Isaac A. Neal; brothers, Henry, Johnnie, Roy, Fred and Raymond Neal; and sister, Evelyn Glover. He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving and devoted wife, Mattie Neal; daughter, Phyllis; sons, Kelvin, James Stanford, Charles, Marcus, Keno, Ericked, James, Johnny and Andre; grandchildren, Ebony, Brezhnev, Kameron, Kaylin, Cornelius, Cleleste, Malik, Diana, Marcus, Jr., Amari and Donavan; great grandchildren, Amaya, Abriarma and Brayden; brothers, David and wife, Ruthie, and Simon; sisters, Louvenia, Bessie and Susie and husband, Nathan; sisters-in-law, Loretha; Anne and husband, Daniel, Irene and husband, Leroy, Gertrude (Nathan), Mary, Elizabeth, Cheryl and Ethel; brothers-in-law, Charles, Calvin and wife, Vickie; 01nd a host of other loving aunts, un" cles, nieces, nephews, cousins and co-workers. The remains were in repose from 10-11 a.m. at the Laura Street Church Of Christ on Thursday,Dec.30,2010. "A Professional Service Of Comfort" by WASHINGTON FUNERAL CHAPEL, 909 W. Madison St., Plant City, FL. Anthony (Tony) Washington, Jr., 0Wner/L. F. D. Homegoing celebration for Bro. Arthur Lee Morris of 3820 N. 51st Street, who passed away Friday, December 24, 2010, will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 2 p. m. at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, 8119 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., of which the Reverend Eugene Garnett is pastor, with the Reverend Cleveland Lane, Pastor of First Mission-. ary Baptist Church of Highland Pines, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Arthur Lee Morris was born August 8, 1947, in Hampton County, South Carolina. Bro. Morris was employed at R & L Metal for 9 years as a heavy equipment operator. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Lee Arthur Morris and Mary Cochrine; his brother, Harry Morris; his sister, Viola Hampton Brooks; and niece, Carla Mitchell. He leaves to cherish memories of him: a loving and devoted wife of 10 years, Katie B. Morris; stepdaughter, Qquony Roberts and grandson, Jayquan Williams; mother-inlaw, Ora Roberts; brothers-inlaw, Harry Roberts, Jr., Prince Roberts (Yvonne) of Tampa, Twiman Roberts of Supply, North Carolina, and Larry Roberts (Betty) of Tampa; sister, Gloria Drain (Joseph) of Smokes, SC, and Ida Haynes of Hampton, SC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other sorrowing relatives; godchildren, Kenneth Barker, Tamera Malike and Kaytron Norton; best friends, Robert Woods, Arnold Johnson, Columbus S. Grubbs, Roy and Sara, Jannie Fowler, Jay Thompson, Sr., Patricia Rountree, Vernell Faye; stepmother, Ernestine Carter and the entire Carter Family. The remains will repose from 5-9 p. m. and the family will receive friends from 6-7 p. m., Friday, January 7, 2011, at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street. Friends are asked to assemble at the church at approximately 1:45 p. m., Saturday. "A WILSON SERVICE" www.wilson-funeralhome.com FAMilY NOTICE ELMINA HEDMAN Sunrise: 9/5/55 Sunset: 12/20/10 Elmina Hedman, the daughter of Willie and Berbener Knight, leaves behind: her husband, Errold (Charlie) Hedman; and eight siblings. Brothers include; Willie and Sylvia Knight, Randolph Knight and joseph Knight; sisters include, Joe and Zina Brannon, Charles and Loretta Kilpatrick, Verbener WalRer, Lorenza and Edie Thomas, and Denise Jones will also be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. A memorial services will be'held at Light House Ministries, 1407 E. Ida St.,. on January 11, 2011, at 6:30 p. m. MRS. IRENE WALKER STREETER Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Walker Streeter, who was called home on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, will be held at Wilson -Funeral Home Chapel, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, 33605, on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 2 p. m. with the Reverend.Percival Brown, officiating. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Streeter leaves to cherish fond memories of her: former husband, Willie R Streeter; son, Nathaniel Griffin and wife, Altansey; daughters, Julia Ann Rosenbourgh, Brenda L. Streeter and Wanda D. McLendon of Tampa; grand. children, Charles Stokes and wife, Hope, Humble, TX, Nathaniel Griffin, Jr., FrederickEverhart, Jr., Bryan Wilson, Sr., Kendra Griffin, Raylitond McLendon and Eriaka Grant; great grandchildren, Kayla Dupree, Bryan Wilson, Jr., Natalie Griffin (deceased), Elijah McLendon, Cyara Stokes and Bryce Wilson; brother, George Walker, Jr., Montgomery, AL; aild sister-in-law, Ida .Ruth. Walker, Montgomery, AL Mrs. Streeter also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and a special friend in prayer, Mrs. Vet;ta Whitfield. Mrs. Streeter was a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The remains will repose from 5-9 p. m. and the family will receive friends from 7-8 p. m., Friday, January 7, 2011, at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street. Friends asked to assemble at the funeral home at approximately 1:45 p. m., Saturday. "A WILSON SERVICE" www.wilson-funeralhome.com IN lOVING MEMORY GERALD CLARK Twenty-three years ago, the Lord called you home to stay, but the tove we have in our hearts for you willnever go away. Sadly missed by your boys and grandchildren and. mother, Gwen Clark S'need, family and friends. r-0 c )> en m z ::j z m r-aJ c: rrm ::j. z ., c: aJ ,.... c;; :I: m c m < m :::D < -4 c: m en c )> z c c


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Crime Police Arrest Suspect In Shooting WALTER WRIGHT ... shooting victim reported to be in critical condition. Tampa Police detectives were investigating the Wednesday night shooting of a man just east of Nebraska Avenue. Police said at 10:17 p. m., officers responded to 1006 East 22nd Avenue on a call of a person being shot. When officers arrived, they found a man lying in front of the residence. A suspect wearing dark clothing was seen runiling from the scene. The shooting victim was transported to a local hospi tal and is reported to be in critical condition and his injuries are considered to be life threatening. EUGENE HARRIS, JR. ... charged in shooting after witnesses saw him running from the scene. The victim was later identi fied as Walter L. Wright, 59 Officers later arrested a suspect in the shooting and identified him as Eugene S. Harris, Jr., 34 Harris was identified by a witness running from the scene following the shooting and was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and being a felon in posses sion of a firearm. Detectives have not estab lished a motive for the shoot ing, and their investigation is continuing. Woman Charged With Beating 10-Year-Oid Relative MARIE HALL Late Tuesday, Tampa Police arrested a woman for beating a 10-year-old relative -at her home. Police were called to the home of Marie Hall, 51, 2810 North Morgan Street, to assist child protection investigators looking into a report of 'red marks on the b0y's arms. Hall is a day care worker. Earlier Tuesday police said a teacher at the boy s school told them the boy was not able to concentrate on his work because he was rubbing his arms. Hall, who is employed by New Beginning Early Childhood Learning Center, admitted hitting the child, police said. She was arrested and later released on her own recognizance. Arrest reports indicate Hall told police she was upset because the boy had allegedly took $so from a teacher and lost his video game system. She forced him to lay on a sofa while she beat him with a wooden stick. A new law prevents Hall from working around chil dren while the criminal case is underway. UNCLE SANDY Nevel" ask anyone 7, 9; 11, 14 to perform a task 18, 22, 26, 29 that you would 31, 33, 37, 39 never perform yourself 44 48, 51, 43 Deputies Charge Man With Aggravated Child Abuse GLENN ALAN POWELL On Saturday, Hillsborough County deputies arrested a man on child abuse charges. According to the arrest report in Plant City, deputies arrested Glenn Alan Powell, 49, and charged him with aggravated child abuse and aggravated assault. Deputies reported that Powell hit his son with a stick several times after an argument and pulled a gun on him. Powell allegedly told the boy to run and shot at him as he did. Powell is being held in jail with his bond set at $15,000. Clearwater Police Investigate Teen's Fatal Shooting MEYHANTE TOWNSEND ... shooting victim CLEARWATERClearwater Police detectives are investi gating the shooting death of an 18-year-old female early Thursday morning. According to reports, Meyhante Townsend and a male were in a bedroom when the shooting occurred. Several others were present in the house and heard the gun go off. Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the shooting and won't say if the shooting was an accident, sui cide or foul play. According to some reports, there appeared to be a party going on at the house in the 1300 block of Martin Luther King Avenue South, and at some point soineone pulled out a gun and the teen was shot. She died instantly. All of the people who were in the home at the of the shooting are being interviewed, and the male who was inside the room with Townsend is not being called a suspect at this time, police said. ., :a c Man Sets Fire To His Boss's House c.. )> z c: )> :a -< On Wednesday evening, Tampa Fire rescue units responded to a house fir e at 2225 North Ridgewood Avenue. When they arrived, they reported smoke and flames coming from a portion of the house Investigators from the Tampa Fire Marshal's Office and Tampa Police were on the scene and after the i r investi gation, it was determined the fire was an act of arson. Police searched the area for a car that neighbors reported leaving the house The homeowner, Brian Sheppard, was not at home when the fire started, but gave police information that led to the arrest of Adolpho Padron,42. Police arrested Padron when he returned to the house after the fire. ADOLPHO PADRON According to reports, Padron set his boss s house afire because he alleged Sheppard owed him money Padron was charged with arson and burglary of an occu pied dwelling. The fire caused an estimated $1oo,ooo in damages to the home. Suspect Pleads Guiltv To 8-Year-Oids Murder PARIS WHITEHEAD-. HAMILTON ST. PETERSBURG '-One of the men arrested in the shooting of 8-year:-old Paris Whitehead-Hamilton pled guilty to second-degree murder and agreed to testify against the others in the case. According to court records, Mario Lewis Walls, 20, pleaded guilty, and two others, Dondre Davis and Stephen Cortez Harper, were charged in the child's death. The investigation is still continuing. Paris was shot iri her home m in April 2009 and her killing resulted in outrage through--f out St. Petersburg. The shoot-C: ers shot more than 50 rounds rn into her house on Preston C Avenue using assault rifles apparently to get back at )> someone else in the house Z who belonged to an alleged rival gang or neighborhood :!! group. C According to reports, Walls was the driver of the car, and did not fire a gun, but took responsibility for his part in the crime. He made an open plea last month, meaning he has no guarantee of how much time he will serve in prison. He faces a ma.Ximum life sentence, but it's possible prosecutors could recommend a lighter sentence if he testi fies as promised. ''CALL Rl ''ASK RICKY'' AUTO ACCIDENT HELPLINE: Injured? Need a Doctor? Lawyer? CALL RICKY [------------1 (813) 892-8193 ----------Or Email: Available RICKY E. ,WILLIAMS


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FLORIDA SENTINEL FRIDAY,JANUARY7,2011 B ............. -...... Hillsborough Countv Democratic ExecutiVQi Comminee Holds Election 01 Officers Jt.N J 2 011 The Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee held election of officers recently. More than 200 attended the meeting at the Children's Board. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Shirley Griffin (sworn into office) and Pat Frank. Monroe Mack and Marvin Martin attended the Executive Committee meeting for the election of officers. Attending the meeting were Linda Price and Quinton Robinson. Tatiana Denson, a member of the Elections Committee. Herold L. Lord attended the meeting. The newly-elected officers are, left to right, Lisa Montelione, Vice Chair; Chris Mitchell, Chairman; Marilyn Cappiello, Treasurer; Ella K. Coffee, Secretary. Terrance Lenoria and Yvette Lewis at the meeting. End Of Year Celebration The Hillsborough County Public Schools Office of Supplier Diversity and the Hillsborough County Branch of the NAACP hosted its "End Of Year Celebration" at the Pepin Hospitality Centre on }?riday, December 17, 2010. The lunch/networking event was held from 11 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. (Photos by BRUNSON Photography) Representing the Hillsborough County Branch of the NAACP were Brenda Jordan (seated), Pat Spencer and Dr. Samuel Wright. Bob Morrison and Colette Glover-Hannah at the End ofthe Year Celebration Lamar Dula and Kerry Ijelms enjoying the desserts. Carole Colvin, Clemmie Perry and Beleria Floyd attended the celebration. Lynette Darrell and Twila Wells, TECO reps, attended the event.


,.. c; Features ,..._ > a: Tampa Police officers re-Four hardworking a: covered the items from Faundsworth Bernard W Jones, an identity theft fil suspect, a:nd returned them to Chase. The bank gra::J ciously donated the merteenage volunteers got a thank you fqr thefr work with the R.I.C.H House. They were presented with new IPods that were also recovered from Jones. Ill ':;j ll. w .. ...J ...J :;j Ill ...J w z i= z w en < c 505 East .Jackson St. Suite #303 Barrister's Building Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 387-7724 BANKRUPTCY Stop Forec:.losure & Creditor's Harassment REAL ESTATE LAW FAMILY LAW a: ...J LL Ill I N w (!) State & .Fed. W. C. Claims Certified by an State UniversitY All Job-Related In uries Change Treating hysicians Collect Back Pay Hostile Work Environment W.C./ Race Discrimination FREE CONSULTATION! (Exapt For Pure Title VII Cases) 220 E. Street Suite 1207, Tampa, FL 33602 Visit Us On-line At: w-.FORDLAWFIRM.ORG U.S. JACC Attorney) dedsion you dedd e ask us to Arrested and Concerned About Your Legal Rights? Call Tanya Dugree (813) 418-5253 Payment Plans Available With NO CREDIT CHECK FAUNDSWORTH JONES. Jones was arrested in Altamonte Springs on an outstanding warrant. Tampa Police worked with the Seminole County Sheriffs Office to charge him with criminal use of personai identification infor mation scheme to defraud, fraudulent use of a credit card, grand theft and deal ing in stolen property. He is currently in federal custody where he faces additional fraud charges. The Co-Chairs for the 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Breakfast are Veronica I. Johnson and Marco R. Williams. The event is hosted by Tampa Organization of Black Affairs (TOBA). A native Floridian, Mrs. Johnson was born in Daytona Beach and raised in Jacksonville. She has been a resident of the Tampa Bay area for the past 8 years. Mrs. Johnson is employed with Stewart Title Company as the Assistant Branch Manager and Senior Escrow Officer. She has also worked for JPMorgan Chase Bank OFFICE OF PATRICIA DAWSON, P.A. Criminal Defense, Family Law & Personal Injury Cypress Point Office Park 10014 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 101 Tampa, Florida 33618 (813) 386-5730 Fonner Hillsborough Councy Prosecutor-Deputy Chief BARBARA]. PITTMAN Practicing Law In: Criminal Defense Family Law Personal Injury Attorney & Counselor At Law Cypress Point Office Park 10014 N. Dale Mabry, Suite 101 Tampa, Florida 33618 (813)269-9706 Fax:(8 13)%0-0641 The hiring o f lawyer is an important decision that should nol be based solely upon advertisments. Before you decide. ask liS 10 send you wntten iufOJ'Jlliltion about our qualificationS and experience. DEBT PROBLEMS GETTING YOU DISTRESSED? HOUSE IN FORECLOSURE, WAGES BEING GARNISHED? WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP BANKRUPTCY : CHAPTER 7 & 13 ASSET PROTECTION PAYMENT NEGOTIATION PROBATE &WILLS GUARDIANSHIP SOCIAL SECURITY IMMIGRATION Attorney Law PERSONAL INJURY 109N ArmeniaAwnue FREE INITIAL COI\ISULTATION FOR BANKRUPTCY Tampa, FL 33609 REASONABLE RATES & PAYMENT PLAN (813) 264-8717 The hiring of lawytt Ia en lmpoftlnl decision tha\ should not be ba .. d eolely ft.lpon llldnrtt .. mlntt. Bafofl ou decided. aah ua 'o .. nd ou FREE written Information bovt our ullflctlon nd u .,t.nut and SunTrust Bank during her time in the Tampa Bay area. Mrs. Johnson graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Workforce Edu cation and Development from Southern Illinois Uni versity of Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois and received her Master's of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma. Mrs. Johnson is married to Isiah Johnson, Jr. and they have two children: Zaire, who is 9 and Isiah, who is 6. Mrs. Johnson is affiliated with Women's Councils of Realtors, Car;rollwood Area Business Association, I -9 Sports Athletic Program, and West Tampa Little League. Marco R. Williams is a native of Kissimmee. He later came to Tampa, where he attended St. Peter Claver and Hillsborough High Schools. He later attended and obtained a B. S. degree in Marketing from Boston College, where he also played football and obtained a B. A. degree, in Economics, from the Uni versity of South Florida (USF). He currently works as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. He is also actively involved in the community_ as a Board Member for The First Tee of Tampa Bay, Lions Inand as a mentor through the USF Corporate Me1_1tor Program. Williams is married. to Christian D. Williams, and they plan to play meaningful roles and make posi tive contributions in Tampa and the Bay Area. The breakfast will be held on Monday, January 17, : 2011 at the Downtown Hyatt Hotel, 6:45 a. m 'The guest speaker will be R:everend Corliss D. Heath, currently enrolled as a doctoral student at the Univer sity of South Florida.


APRIL WATSON We would like to wish April Watson (Daddy's Lil Girl), a happy and blessed filled 42nd birthday on tomor row, Jan. 8th. I would like to send a spe cial birthday wish to my god son, Asa of SC. He will be turning 6 on 1/17. From, godmommie and NaN a. YOUNG MONEY SHEY Three years ago a star was born. Happy birthday wishes go out to Young Money Shey. He will be celebrating his big day with the family. Special wishes are coming from: mom, Kesha; dad, Big Reshey; sister, Deyondra and the rest of the family. Happy Birthdav/Anniversarv LADAISHA And CO-CAT Baby, we have made it to see 4 years together. Real love is hard to come by. I'm grateful for you Daisha, ancl I love you witll all of my heart. Happy birthday and anniversary. Love forever, Co-Cat. QUANSHAYLA MELVIN Happy 6th birthday to my princess, who will be celebrat ing her day in Jackson Heights. Everyone is welcome, come out and help her celebrate. Birthday wishes from, mom, stepdad and brother. MR. And LATORY GARRISON Happy birthday going out to the one and only, Mr. PeeWee. Do what you do. Keep growing stronger into the Lord. TAMPA TONY, JEROME SCOTT (a.k.a., BIG MONEY) And VERNA J. The ScottBoys would like to wish everyone and the Scott family a Happy New Year's. Tampa Tony, Big Money Jerome Scott, and cousin, VernaJ. Happy New Year. Happy birthday to grannie's babies. ShaHcia, turned 13 on 1-5-11 and Taniyah will turn 7 on 1-7-11. Love you both, Grandma Chiffon and Pop-Pop Simon. Happy birthday to our princess who will be celebrating her 4th birth day. Love, mommy, dad and family. SHALICIA, TANIYAH And CHIFFON ., r 0 :!:! c l> (J) m z :::! z m r llJ c: r r m :::! z 'tJ c: llJ r en ::::t m c m < m :D < ---4 c: m (J) c )> z c .., From, your wife and kids. JA'MYAH JOHNSON :D Meetin Middleton Classes .of 1972 And 1973 The Middleton Classes of 1972 and 1973 wiil have its monthly reunion meeting, Satur day, January 8th at 2:15 p m. at the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Library, 2607 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. All class members are encouraged to come out as we continue preparations for our 40th year celebration in 2012. Contact phone number 813-377-6600; or library, 813-273-:-3652. Corrections In Tuesday's edition of the Sentinel, the pastor and church identified on the front page photograph were incorrect. The church is Mount Sinai AME Church, of Medulla, Florida and the pastor is Rev. Willie M. Hogan. The Sentinel apologizes for ariy inconvenience the error may have caused. c In Tuesday's edition of the Sentinel, the article about the stabbing of Xavier ., Thomas, Jr., stated that the incident took place in Palm River. The incident took )iii place in an apartment complex in North Tampa near Terrace. The Sentinel apologizes for any inconvenience the error may have _caused. ..,., :l m


He Is The Onlv One! One of the interesting things about religion is, people can choose to believe what they want to believe The church must move away from condemning and damning those who do not believe as they believe The church must take a firm stand on what it believes and move on. God does not get into a battle of words. God simply C says what He means, does C: what He says, and stands firm on His actions and His z Word. As people of God we

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