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c c -a: Q ...1 LL. VOTE TODAY SEE PAGE 17 VOL. 66 NO. 55 TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011 24 PAGES 75 Blake Coach Says Team Is His Best Therapy SEE PAGE 9 First Black 20-Year Fire1nan Dies SEE PAGE 2 Local Man Wins LoHery Scratch on SEE PAGE 2 70th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED WITH PARTY Family and friends of Mrs. Catherine R. Smith joined her recently at the Blaise Alfano Center to celebrate her 70th birthday. Guests were treated to a program honoring Mrs. Smith, great food and lots of conversation. Mrs. Smith Is shown with her family: seated, Ben Smith, Jr., standing, Ruby A. Smith, Katrina A. Smith, Maya Dee Smith and the honoree, Mrs. Catherine Smith. (Photo by Lomax Mcintyre) ...


,... Gas Prices Continue To Rise a: <( All across the Bay area, :!E motorists are cringing at the fast rise in gas prices prices at the pump were $2. 70. Last week, prices were drop ping, with an average of $3.09 across the area. C Gas prices have reached an ffi average of $3.35-per-gallon ::J and are higher in other parts 1-of the area. Saudi Arabia has increased their oil exports by 9 million barrels a day to try and relieve the climbing prices, however investors are concerned about what happens next in the Mid dle East. So the futures market for crude has surged to $99.27 a barrel. c a: LL c z <( c en w ::J 1-> a: w > w c w The quick rise in p'iices is being blamed onthe uprising in Libya a country that ex ports 1.6 million barrels of oil a day. This same time last year "''"' LYNETTE TRACEE JUDGE Tampa C ity Council Distl'ict 5 General Election Tuesday, March 1st Paid Political Advertb.;,;,l Paid For An App,..,.od By Tile Lyae llo Campalga ,en ::::i m ::J ll.. z tu ...J ...J ::J m ...J w z t= z w en <( c a: 0 .;.I LL IITO.ICCID ..... FREE Professional Service Alert: The Florida Law States That You May Be Entitled To $1 0,000 For Loss Wages And Medical Care ... C811 Michelle B. Patty local: 813 Toll 1 Available 24 Hours A Day /7 Days A Week Michelle B. Patty Advertising Inc. Tampa Man Winslonerv A lucky Tampa Man is $1 million richer today after claim ing his prize from the Florida Lottery. According to lottery offi cials, Artur P. Prus, 39, won the Florida Millionaires Club scratch-off game. Prus ac cepted a one-time lump-sum payment of $700,000. The winning ticket came from the Sweetbay Supermarket on Temple Terrace way. Actor Makes Surprise Visit To Just Elementarv DANNY GLOVER Last Thursday, acclaimed actor Danny Glover surprised hundreds of students at Just Elementaly, when he dropped by for a visit. Glover talked to the stu dents about the importance of learning how to prepare for the future. Glover is visiting the area promoting a new business. He a meet and greet Friday at the Kingdom Worship Cen ter, and a Saturday morning breakfast at the Blues Ship/Good Luck Cafe in Ybor City. On Saturday, Glover was in Safety Har}?or at a local spa. First Black Fireman To Take Lonuevitv Retirement Dies The first African American to accept a longevity retirement from the City of Tampa Fire Department died last Wednesday. Mr. Lorenzo "Cookie" Holmes was 66. A Tampa native, Mr. Holmes attended Middleton High School, where he was recognized for his talents as a snare drum player He graduated from Middleton High School in 1964. After graduation, he obtain employment with the CSX Railroad, where he worked for 6 y ears. He applied with the City of Tampa Fire Department and was hired in 1970. Mr. Holmes served as a Driver /Engineer and Inspector for the Loss Management Office, (formerly known as LORENZO HOLMES Fire Prevention Bureau), and was assigned to Engine 10. He was assigned to the Fire Mar shal s Office In 1990, after more than -20 years of service Mr. Holmes retired from the fire department. He became the first African American to re ceive a longevity retirement from the dep(!.rtment. During his tenure With the Fire Department, Mr. Holmes also served as a se curity guard for Tampa Gen eral Hospital, and as a Coach with the PAL (Police Athletic League) Packers Football Team, Woodland Terrace Park. Mr. Holmes is surVived by his mother, Mrs. Natha Lee Williams, 2 sons; a daughter, grandchildren, and other family members and friends : for Mr. Holmes Will take place on Friday, -March 4th, u.; a.m., at Mount Calvary Seventh Day Adventist Church ; Hai'mon Funeral Hqme is in charge of handling arrangements. NAACP Urges Citizens To 'Get Out The Vote' BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Today, March 15', the resi dents of the City of Tampa will choose leadership for the next four years. Registered voters will elect a Mayor and all seven City Council members. Mrs. Carolyn Collins, president of the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP, is en couraging African Americans to go to the polls and cast their ballots. "We are encouraging those who have not voted in early voting or cast their votes by mail ballot, to go to the polls and VOTE before 7 p.m., today. "Why is it important for voters to VOTE? Your vote is your voice. In the November election, the African American precinct voters voted between 10% to 20%, with an average as low as u%. This is compared to voting power iQ the Presi dential Election that yielded President (Barack) Obama, with a voter turnout between 6o% to So% MRS. CAROLYN COLLINS President; Hillsborough County Branch NAACP "When we voted, President Obama was elected. When we failed to vote in No vember 2010, we sent Governor (Dick) Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi to Tallahassee," she said. Mrs. Collins further pointed out that Governor Scott has already refused 20,000 jobs and $2-4. billion for transportation with the state education system and the drawing of district lines from Amendment 5 and 6 are in jeopardy, among other things that will negatively impact the citizens of Florida. Addition ally, Attorney General Bondi recently announced her opposition to automatic felony restoration of civil rights, she pointed out. "Today we are blaming Governor Scott and Atty. General Bondi, but is it our "fault" because we failed to voice our opinions during the last election by voting. And, to go a step further, we failed to motivate and educate our reg istered voters and restore those voters re moved from the roll after the November 2009 Pres idential Election. "Now is the time to remember those elected officials that did not represent your commu nity when you had your day before the City Council. This is when accountability of elected officials actions and their re sponsibility to the citizens in your precinCt counts, she stated.


Citizens Respond To Anornev General's Opposition To Civil Riahts Restoration c s::: > :::rJ 0 :::J: BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor with the other." via Executive Order, we asked all State Departments to conduct and present Justification Reviews of their hiring policies with regard to ex-offenders." and they call the recent Clemency change "automat ic." Thirteen years is any thing but automatic.'' 1\) 0 the present administration = Last week, recently elected Attorney General Pam Bondi announced her opposition to automatic Rights Restoration for convicted felons. She further stated that she plans to establish new criteria for the Rights Restoration process. Some Tampa citizens shared their opinions about Attorney Bondi's plans Howard Har.ris said, "Attorney General Pam Bondi, like may of her ilk could care less about forgiveness. In HOWARD their minds, HAIUUS you pay for mistakes forever. These people are most concerned about children from concep tion to birth and could care less thereafter. They thump the bible with one hand and punch the downtrodden Ms. Pat Spencer, Area Director for the State NAACP said, "As many are aware this is a huge issue that must be corrected. MS. PAT The effects of SPENCER such a policy, is 'a punishment for life.' We must not be silent, but work to rectify such an unjust possibility before it becomes law If we do not make our voices heard where it will make a difference, in Tallahassee, we will be giving in and will be sorry later." Robert Blount, President of Abe B r o w n Ministries, Inc., said, "While serving on Governor Jeb Bush's Ex-offender Task Force, ROBERT BLOUNT "Surprisingly we discov ered recurring language that read, must show good and moral character as evident by having your Civil Rights restored.' Since when did civil rights become the measuring stick for "Good and Moral Character? There are numerous peo ple in Florida who have their civil rights but lack morals and character. Civil Rights should be automatically restored and automatic does not mean in 2 years 5 years, or 10 years. Civil Rights should not be a condition of employment. "According to forecasts by the Florida Parole Commission, it takes 0.6 hours to process a Level I restoration. It will take 13 years to complete the cur rent backlog of Level I cases Bobby Bowden not restoring the Civil Rights of exfelons that means they cannot get a job. If they L:..;.;.;;,;;........a. can' t get a BOBBY job, they can-BOWDEN not pay their restitution, then they are in violation of their probation: Simply speaking, they have paid their debt to society, why continue to hold this against them? Billy Wheeler said, "Attorney General Bondi's proposal seems counterproductive and calculated to address some personal WHEEI.ER belief rather than to serve our citizens. If intends to create jobs and preserve taxpayer dollars, permanently taW.ng away a person's ability to gain employment, obtairi an occupational license, or start a business works expressly against that purpose "Florida already has a huge backlog of these cases, so lengthening the restora tion process flies in the face of downsizing, and eliminating waste and inefficiency.'' "I believe the' barriers that prevent automatic restoration of felon's rights are needlessly cumbersome. A paid debt is just that. Why doom a person to a lifetime of suffering for one past mistake? The damaging effect spreads to the person's family, the commimi. ty, and to society. Those who lead our government should aim to lift the people, not hold them down." LET'S MAKE HISTORY I "" r-0 :!! en. m z z m r-1:11 c r r-z c 1:11 r-c;; :::J: m c m < m c m tn c Thomas Scott has delivered for our communityl/11 Created East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area will generate over $300 million to East Tampa Voted to Extend Health Clinics for City employees Voted to secure funding for 40th Street Bridge and Expansion Voted for Funding for Progress Village Park Supported renaming C Blythe Andrews Library Vote Tuesday, March 1st-Polls open at 7:00am Call 813-443-0972 For ride to polling site pickup vote by mail ballot can (fJ13) 443-0972 to serve as a volunteer or make a contribution! Visit ror rnpre PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY THOMAS SCOTT FOR MAYOR OF 1AMPA > z c "" :!! c


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School News Hillsborough countv Schools launches Kindergarten RoundUP BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The Hillsborough County Public School District began recruiting youngsters eligible fo1; kindergarten on Monday. Kllown as the Kindergarten Round Up, the enrollment pe riod began on Monday, Febru ary 28th, and will conclude on Friday, March nth. Ms. Terrie DodsonCaldevilla, of the Hillsbor ough County Public Schools said, Parents or legal guardians who are interested in enrolling a child in their as signed attendance area are en couraged to attend the Kindergarten Round Up event planned for that school. The Kindergarten Round Up allows the parents to learn about the school and it offers the child a first-hand look as well. Parents who plan to attend the Round Up are encouraged to bring the child's birth cer tificate, immunization records, and proof of address. Those parents who are unable to attend the Round Up are en couraged to enroll the child by the end of June 2011. Parents also have the op tion of researching kinder garten options and apply for School Choice or a magnet school, Ms. DodsonCaldevilla said. All Hillsborough County Public Elementary Schools are participating in the Round Up. Parents can download an ap plication by visiting the web site at htt;: I I choice.mysdhc.org. Parents can visit the Hills borough County School Dis trict website at www.sdhc.k12.fl.us to obtain a list of acceptable documents needed for enrollment in the program. The individual Round Up dates vary for each school. To obtain additional information parents should contact the school they would like their child to attend. Savtngs Solutions. The only thing better than savfng money Is savfng without ever thinking about People who know and appreciate thts know to bank with Sooltust. That's because Soolh.Jst listens and develops a variety Of customized solutions that make savfng money not only safe and secure, but totally and completely effortless as well. Stop by any branch to speak with a SunTrust representative, call 800.SUNTRUST or visit suntnist.com/solld. SUNTRusr Ltv. Solid. &.nk Solid. { \., \. ,,h it .. Sun Trust Bank, Member FDIC. 2011 SunTrust Banks, Inc. SunTrust and Live Sol1d. Bank Solid. are federally registered se1 vice ma1 ks of Sun Trust Sanks, Inc. -f c m CJ) c s: )> :::c (') :::t: 1\) 0 ..... .....


,... Pa eSix -A Surprise Development During Final Mavoral Debate On WIMP <( ::E ><( 0 BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer ffi By the end of the day, we :J will know who the next .... mayor of Tampa will be, or the top contenders who will face off in a run-off election. Voters across the city are heading to the polls today to cast their ballot for one of five candidates running for the city's top job. Bob Buckhorn, Rose Ferlita, Dick Greco, Thomas Scott and Ed Turanchik all hope their hard work will result in victory, but it's any body's race to win because the latest polls show there is no clear front runner. Early voting wrapped up over the weekend with some 6,884 Tampa residents cast ing ballots. Hillsborough > County Supervisor of Elections, Earl Lennard, says a: he expects a good turnout LL today. 0 z <( Left to right, Ed Turanchik, Thomas Scott, Bob Buckhorn, Alex Jordan, Rose Ferlita, Jarvis El-Amin and Hakim Aquil. (Photo by Ishmon Johnson) Meanwhile, the candi dates took advantage of every moment leading up to Election Day. One of their final stops was a debate on the Community Talk Show Honest Opinion with hosts Hakim Aquil and Jarvis El-Amin. All five candi dates participated in the live debate Saturday on WfMP and discussed a wide range of issues including rail, un employment and the city's budget. They even touched on the latest hot button issue out of Tallahassee regarding restoration of convicted felons' rights. All of the can didates say they disagree with Attorney General Pam Bondi's plan to put steps in place that will delay the restoration process. The can didates suggested if voters feel the same way, they should call state lawmakers to voice their opinion. There were also a few awkward moments during the hour and a half long ex change. Dick Greco left halfway into the discussion. His team explained he had several pre-scheduled events, including a visit with the youth group, Men of Vision in East Tampa. Another interesting mo ment took place when the Rev. Jesse Jackson made a surprise call to the show. He encouraged voters to not only vote on election day, but took it a step further and specifically requested they cast their ballot in favor of Commissioner Thomas Scott. Host Hakim Aquil says the call caught him off guard. "It's okay to endorse your candidate, but it wasn't the proper forum in which to do so. Our other invited guests didn't say anything, but I could feel they felt betrayed. We don't screen the calls. We were told Jesse Jackson was trying to call in ... If none of the candidates get at least so% of the vote, a run-off election will take place March 22, 2011. 0 ffi :J .... > a: w > w Former Senator bplains How Anornev General Can Make Proposed Changes 0 w l: en ::::i m :J a. z i= w ..J ..J :J m ..J w z i= z w en <( 0 a: 0 ..J LL. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last Thursday, Attorney General Pam Bondi issued the following statement, "I fundamentally and philo sophically oppose the con cept of the automatic restoration of Civil Rights. I believe that every convicted felon must actively apply for the restoration of is or her Civil Rights and that there should be a mandatory wait ing period before applying. The restoration of Civil Rights for any felon must be earned, it is not an entitle ment. "When the Florida Board of Executive Clemency re convenes for a special meet ing in two weeks, it is my hope that the board enacts revised rules that protect LES MILLER, JR. ... Former State Senator and current Hillsborough County Commissioner Floridians while creating a fair process to restore de serving felons' rights. The burden of restoring Civil Rights should not fall on the shoulders of government, but rather it should rest on the individual whose actions resulted in those rights being ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI taken in the first place." Former State Senator and current Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller, Jr., explained how Attorney General Bondi can make such sweeping changes. "For years, the process of Civil Rights Restoration was a complicated and cumber some process. People had to hire lawyers to complete the paperwork. "Former Governor Charlie Crist put things in place by issuing an Executive Order to help make the process easier, but an Exec utive Order is not a law. Be cause it was an Executive Order, legislators cannot challenge it because it was never a law. "I'm inclined to believe that if her plans are success ful, the Justice Department may get involved. To me, making things such as this REV. WILLIE DIXON Former Inmate tougher is a step back wards." Commissioner Miller further said that the Legisla tors can file bills to challenge the plan, but will most likely run into roadblocks and there is also a possibility that someone will file a lawsuit as well." Ex-Felon Talks About Plan Rev. Willie Dixon is well-known throughout Hillsborough County as a minister and founder of a non-profit organization. But, the fact that he made choices that landed him is no secret. Last week, Attorney Gen eral Pam Bondi announced plans to make the process of convicted felons having their Civil Rights restored more difficult. Rev. Dixon said he applied for and received a full pardon for his crimes. But during the s-year required waiting period for the pardon, he returned to the Zephyrhills Correctional In stitution a month after his release as a teacher for the Pasco County Adult Educa tion Program, and eventu ally taught the inmates at the same prison where he completed his sentence. He was released in November 1979. Rev. Dixon has gone on to lead a productive life and said "This would not have been possible if Attorney General Bondi had been in office and had her way. Now, I don't have to stand on a corner With a sign.Today, I am a homeowner, taxpayer, father, husband, and pro ductive citizen." Rev. Dixon is the founder and Executive Di rector of the COACH Foun dation, Inc. The organization provides assistance to indi viduals before, during, and after their incarceration. Rev. Dixon said he has been serving as a volunteer and visiting prisons for the past 31 years. "If a single prisoner is kept from returning to prison, it would be a savings to taxpayers and a blessing to their families. I believe all ex-offenders, their families, and logical thinkip.g people should march, drive, or walk to Tallaha.ssee and address thi& issue."


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TIFFANY And MARVIN BOOSHEA, RONISHA, NANNY And D c a: LL c z < c (J) w ::l 1-> a: w > w c w ::z:: (J) ::::i m ::l 0.. z j::: w ..J ..J ::l m ..J Happy birthday to Tiffany, March 2nd. Love. your family. Thev Don't Know The Pig KE'LEIAH DUPREE W Happy 1st birthday to my baby girL You are one of a kind and I wouldn't trade you for anything in this world. Z From, the ones who love you most, mom, Nikki; brothers, sisters, Grandma Thelma, Nece and Shawn. < c a: g Hauuv Anniversarv LL BIG MITT And CRYSTAL BAILEY co Happy anniversary weekend to Big Mitt and his wife, Crys-W tal Bailey. (!) Thank God for the 14 years and many many more. Princess Z'nae Z'NAE STEPHENS Happy sth birthday on 3/1. Love, mom (Michelle), dad (W"illiam, Sr.) and family. Hauuv Binhdav TROY CHANEY Happy soth birthday (RockDog). Love you, family and friends. March 1st From your husband, Famous T. Floyd; children, Hildreth Fleming (Queen), Carol Brown (Charles), and Theodore Floyd (Octeon); sister, Geneva Ferrell; brother, James Lies; your grand and great grandchildren and entire family. Ms. Floyd is a member of Beulah Baptist Institutional. Church Calendar of Events C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Libr!!IT Bookkeeping Essentials Date: Wednesday, March 02, 2011, 10:00 a m. Description: How to maintain necessary records, accounts receivable/payable, payroll and sales taxes, and other book keeping procedures. Registration is required; call813-914-4028 Instructor: Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center Robert W. Saunders Mouse & Keyboard Skills Date: Wednesday, March 02, 2011, 3:30p.m. Description: Learn how to grip, move, and click the buttons on the mouse and learn the keyg on the keyboard West Tampa Branch Libracy -Mouse & Keyboard Skills Date: Thursday, March 03, 2011, 10:00 a.m: Description: Learn how to grip, move, and click the buttons on the mouse and learn the keys on the keyboard. C; Blythe Andrews. Jr. Public Libracy Game Zone Date: Friday, March 04, 2011, 3:00p.m. Description: Try the latest games with your friends! West Tampa Branch Libracy The Lost Symbol By Dan Brown Date: Saturday, March 05, 2011, 2:00 p.m.-Description: In this stunning follow-up to the global phe nomenon The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling-a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths ... all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrify ing villain to date. Copies of the book are available at the library. -Tax Assistance Date: March 7, 14, 21, & 28, 12:00 p.m. Library: ROBERT W. SAUNDERS, SR. LIBRARY Assistance is on a first-come, first-served Cosponsored by Hillsborough County Famjly and Aging Services department. The program will be presented by American Associa tion of Retired Persons in cooperation with the Prosperity Campaign of Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties ; and coordi_. nated through The United Way.


Years Of Abuse leads To Award For Survival Blake's Coach BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer A Tampa woman who endured unspeakable abuse and liv ed to tell about it is awarded for her bravery. Bay Area Legal Services pre sented its first ever "Heart of Hope Award" to Ms. Yolanda Lee. Ms. Lee has been the subject of several Florida Sentinel articles and her story of survival has been told throughout the Bay Area encouraging countless women and families. "I was honored that they chose me. They come in contact with so many people who have been through much more than me, and who have grown much more than me. So, I was honored that they even considered me." Ms. Lee endured 10 years of verbal, phys ical and sexual abuse at the hands of her husband. She says much of the abuse took place in the presence of her five young children. Her breaking point came when she watched her 10-yea r-old daughter have a nervous breakdown right before her very eyes. "He hit me and I maced him. I used a lmost the whole can. I ran to my neighbor's and they called police. My daughter was on the ground having what looked like a seizure and she was just screaming. They told me she was having a breakdown." When paramedics stabilized the child Ms. Lee says, "My daughter said momma, daddy s is going to kill you and .we don't have nobod y but you. I said to her, this time I promise you on Jesus, he won't be back. Ms. Lee says her husband stalked her and threatened her for months after that, but she stood her ground and found the strength to di vorce him in 2001. Ms. Rosemary Armstrong is a Board Member of Bay Area Legal Services. She says Ms. Lee's strength makes her the perfect can didate for the award. "We often describe the acts of people who overcome adversity and turn their lives around as 'making lemonade out of lemons'. [Yolanda] not only made MS. YOLANDA LEE Domestic Violerice Victim lemonade out oflemons, she opened a lemonade stand. Ms. Lee says domestic violence is a "silent killer and feels women are usuall y too embarrassed to tell their stories. That's why she serves on the Board of Bay Area Legal Services and founded a faith-based support organiza tion to help give abused women a voice. "I began speaking out and that lead to others speaking out about domestic violence. A lot of women feel there' s no hope or life after the abuse. Ms. Lee founded Bethany' s Group in 2004. She says her goal is to educate families and faith based organizations on ways to assist abuse victims. She is also writing a book about her experience. "I'm alive. Somebody didn't make it. I still have my days, but I'm okay." For more information on Ms. Lee and her organization go to Bethanysgroup.org The Center For Manifestation 3102 E. Lake Avenue Tampa, n 33610 Dr. Mark Jones. Pastor Jilofle&J Special Guests: Spiritual Wonders Manifestation Choir For Information Call Leonard Coolidge: 813-735-7053 savs Team Is His BestTheraov BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer Howard W. Blake High School is set to make history. For the first time since the de segregation of schools, Blake's Varsity Boys Basketball team is playing in the state final four championship The team takes on Leesburg High Friday after noon at Lakeland's Civic Cen ter. Coach Winston Davis took the head coaching job at Blake 10 years ago and he 's no stranger to the school or the team. Davis was a star basket ball player at Blake in the late 1960s, setting records at the position of guard. School de segregation went into effect in 1970, causing him and many others to be reassigned to Plant High their senior year. It's a disappointing experience for Davis, who recalls that's the onl y time high school s tud ents were forced to be transferred to other schools their senior year. That s also the last year, before now Blake s boys basketball team made it to the final four. Their journey is nothing short of compelling. Coach Davis began expe riencing headaches and other medical issues last September. Doctors at Brandon Regional examined him and ruled the issue was a minor case of in flammation. They spent weeks treating him for that, but Davis' condition did not im prove. His wife, Dr. Marian Lauria-Davis, wanted a sec ond opinion. The two headed to Tampa General Hospital and were shocked when doctors there insisted on operating im mediately. "They saw the same mast but said it was not inflamma tion. She sa y s "It never, ever, ever ever crossed my mind that it was going to be a malig nant tumor. Probably if it had I would have had a nervous breakdown before the sur gery. Doctors say the cancer was stage three. That was No vember4. The surgery lasted about seven hours and Dr. Lauria. Davis didn't know what to ex pect. However, she was pleasantly surprised when she visited her husband in therecovery room "He didn t have any tubes. He just had this lit tle bandage over his head. Arid he was talking like he d just had a little appendectomy or something." Coach Davis says he s also amazed. "I feel fantastic and I thank God. He's been very good to me. He's let me know He's still in charge and He still has more work for me to do." Coach Davis did not waste time getting back into the swing of thil1gs. Days after the surgery, he resumed his ex-Blake Coach Winston Davis and his wife, Dr. Lauria Davis 1\) 0 ..... ..... ercise routine, walking his neighborhood an hour each day. He even returned to work full-time as a Physical Educa tion teacher, putting in 12 hour days on that job and his part time gig as head basketball coach. "The kids are therapy "TT for me," he says. It appears 5 Coach Davis is therapy for ::::C them as well C )> His great nephew, Dr. Charles Smith took a leave of absence from him job as a Pharmacist to dedicate all of his time to Blake's boys basketball_ team. He's worked with the players for years as an as sistant coach, but moved to the position of interim head coach this season at his uncle 's re quest. Coach Smith says his time at Blake and the recent events with his uncle have brought them closer. "It has become like a son and father figure. I see him more that way now because of the variables that have taken place My father passed in 2005, so having that elder male presence has helped me professionally and personally. Coach Davis' family ties (J) m z :::! z m l tD c: r rm :::! z "tJ c: tD l en :::1: m c m < m ::::c -< c: m (J) c )> z c on the team ell.i:end deeper. Smith's younger brother Andre is a player. The college bound senior is a team captain and holds the position of guard. He' s even surpassed the c records his uncle set at Blake more than 40 years ago. Coach Davis stops short of saying he's come full circle at Blake. "It' s a great feeling knowing that a school that I played for is back on top in the County. We ve done some thing that has not been done in years. Our goal is to go to the state and win the state." Coach Davis has traveled to Lakeland for tbe champi onship finals many times as a spectator. His players are happy he'll be there again on Friday, not in the stands, but on the sideline working with them to bring home a champi onship. The game is set for 2:3opm Friday. If Blake wins the team will play for the State Champi -onship Saturday. pt Lakeland s C) Civic Center.


Local Homeless Camps Under Watch BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter For decades, Florida Avenue between Henderson Street and Lake Avenue has been known as the place where homeless people go. It is along that stretch of road where you will find the Salva tion Army and Metropolitan Ministries. Even further north are a couple of smaller homeless centers, and both are under the watch of the City of Tampa's Code Enforcement investigators. One of the camps in the 2800 block of Flori<;la Avenue was cited for open storage and accumula tion and having a canopy that must come down. One in spector said there were other things going on at the shelter that may be in violation of city code. Another facility, just north of Floribraska, is also being watched closely, and according to a resident of facility, they've been told people will have to be re located. "We have about 25 or 30 bunk beds in the rear of the main building where we sleep, and it isn't under the of circumstances," said -. .... Tapport. "We are in the process of preparing another place not from th}s one, and I guess all be moving there soon. I just don't know what's going to happen to this Code Enforcement In spector, Tiika Preston, said records indicate the property is zoned commercial/industrial/ residential, so there should be no problem with people actually living on the property. One of the strongest ad vocates in dealing with the homeless problem in Tampa has been City Council chair, Thomas Scott. As a County Commissioner, he brought up the issue, and it continues to be a big problem. "I'm not personally aware of the two places on Florida Avenue with the enforcement problems, but I know shelter continues to be a problem. "We re still trying to ad dress the issue of homeless ness Tampa Housing Authority CEO, JeromeRyans, came before us last week and was very support ive. He said we have to work together to come up with a solution, especially with little or no revenue to work with." Chair Scott also said so cial services must continue to prepare people to return to work. "A lot of the homeless people out there are profes sionals, veterans and others who just can't find work. I'm not sure how far T.H.A. can go with the homeless issue, because of HUD mandates. "One thing is for sure. Someone is going to have to take time to work on this issue. There is no quick fix. We also must keep in mind that panhandling and home lessness are separate issues. Chair Scott said with the economy suffering, it's going to be difficult finding funds from the government to deal with homelessness Mavoral Forum At Blake High School The 5 candidates for mayor took to the stage at Howard W. Blake High SchooL Citizens were able to hear their answers from specific questions posed by representatives 2 local media. (Photography by BRUNSON) Thomas Huggins, Margaret Brookins and Marvin Knight were at the forum. Fred and Ora Chester listened to the mayoral candidates. Jenae Murphy and daughter at the forum. Mrs. Marva Scott, center, with and cia Richardson. Stanley Walker, Jr. was at the forum.


Horoscopes/Soaps Horoscopes Today's Birthday--Use your talents to take advantage of the opportunities that come this year. Your number of friends k ee ps growing. Treasure those true friends that you can count on in times of trouble. They are your true wealth. Take care of a garden for de licious peace. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)-You have many work and social responsibilities. Figure out how you can combine them both, to save time. Get plenty of rest when you can or you'll wear down. Aries (March 21-April19)-It's funny how confidence can turn so quickly into self-doubt. Accept your thoughts, learn from them and love yourself. Trust your intuition. Taurus (April 20-May 20)-You're yearning for adventure but are afraid of dangers ahead. Don't let negative thoughts block your imagination. Follow your dreams anyway. Gemini (May 21-June 21)-Negative thoughts come into your head. Just thank them for their opinion, and move on with your day. There's plenty of work to do. Reframe with new language. Cancer (June 22-July 22)-You're rightto be suspicious and trust your intuition. Not everybody is who they say they are. Choose your friends by their actions, not who they say they know. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)-Negativity looms .and threatens your health. Make sure to get plenty of rest, and don't take yourself too seriously today. Tell those fears you'll get back to them later. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -When you strive for perfection, you can be too harsh on yourself. Notice your successes, rather than lingering on failures (that gave you lessons to win) Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22)-Your family will always have an opinion Don't take it personally They love you and want the best for you, even if it doesn't seem so. Look from a new angle. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)-It's difficult to believe your cre ative productivity over the last few days. Take time to acknowledge your accomplishments with a special celebration. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -Don't worry. Just get busy. Economic distress is temporary, and you still have the juice. Besides, money can't buy health or love. Enjoy what you have. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)-Don't get intimidated by the ideas of others. Get support from someone with more experience to keep you on the right track. Postpone travel until later. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)-Work schedule is full. Bring your top game as you're going to need it. Leave aside all complaints and negative thoughts, and narrow your focus to win Soaps ALL MY CHILDREN-Opal accidentally lets it slip to Jackson about Erica and Caleb's kiss; in order to deal with the stress in her life, Colby takes to her Webcam; Asher tells Colby that he knew the truth. Jake tells Tad why he fell in love with Cara; Jackson confronts Erica about kissing Caleb; Erica calls Krystal out on fantasizing about being with Jackson. Bianca may give Reese custody of the kids; Griffin suggests to Kendall that it's time to move on from Zach; Diane tries to find out more information about Zach and Kendall. BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL -Marcus learns that Thomas has been bonding with Dayzee; Amber tours her new home; Bill's plan is thwarted by an unsuspecting bystander; Amber turns thetables on Steffy; Katie learns about what Bill did with their new house. Marcus warns Dayzee that Thomas is interested in her; Ridge attempts to give Thomas advice on how to win Dayzee's affection; Steffy makes a bold confession to Taylor about the real reason that she returned to Los Angeles. Thomas surprises Dayzee with a trip to San Francisco for a charity ball; Liam suggests to Bill that they go public about Amber's pregnancy; Marcus interrogates Amber about other possible paternity candidates for her baby. DAYS OF OUR LIVES-Nicole asks EJ and Taylor what's going on between them; Sami sees impostor Rage hugging Stephanie ; Philip discovers that Kate and Melanie have been conspiring against Chloe; Melanie takes comfort in Nathan's arms. Brady and Taylor have drinks at Chez Rouge; Kate and Daniel get into an argument; Melanie is rushed to the hospital; Sami lays into impostor Rafe for hugging Stephanie inappropriately. Stefano believes that Rafe has outlived his usefulness; Nathan and Philip argue about Melanie ; Abby surprises Jennifer with her homecoming; Hope spends time with Jennifer and Julie. GENERAL HOSPITAL -Sonny vows to get answers from Shawn; Jason notices something is wrong with Sam; Brenda finds herself in the Balkan's clutches. Sonny is prepared to torture Shawn for information; Kristina admits her feelings and long -term plans for Ethan; Patrick and Robin grow closer. Shawn barely dodges a Balkan assassin who attacks him at General Hospital; Kristina sees Sam take a turn for the worse; Nik works up his courage to admit his feelings to Brook Lynn. ONE LIFE TO LIFE -Blair learns that Tomas is Tea's brother; Joey throws a punch when he finds John with his hands on Kelly; Brody and Langston may arrive too late to stop Tess from marrying Ford. Dorian confronts Echo about sleeping with Charlie; Cutter confronts Dorian about David; Bo, Nora and Tea are shocked as Clint is spared prison when Vimal makes another confession. Wendy Williams debuts as "Access Llanview" host Phyllis Rose; Rex tells Bothe truth about David Vickers; Viki talks to Charlie about Jes sica's mental illness. YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS -Ashley accuses Jack of ma nipulating Abby; Phyllis and Jack ponder Victor's demise. Nikki longs for acceptance; Adam tells Sharon disappointing news. Angelo threatens Kevin; Nikki and Deacon get serious. __ ________________________ Attending the Tucker-Reaves Family Reunion were: Jettie M. Brown of Tampa, Ruth W. Hicks of San Diego, Elvie Matthews of Los Angeles, and Carrie L. Mack of Tampa. Guests at the Howard-Mingott Wedding were: James Miller. Sheryl Thomas. Denise Hart and Rosalind Brown. 0 s: l> :::c (') ::I: ..... 1\) 0 ..... ..... "TT r-0 :::c C/) m z ::::! z m r-aJ c: r rm ::::! z "tJ c: I:D !: C/) ::I: m 0 "TT :::c 0 Enjoying a Bridal Shower for Linda Mungan prior to her marriage to Kenneth Wilson were: Viveene Hale, Carolyn Hampton, Kathy Kryer, Audrey and m Joseph Martin. ..... .....


,.. ::J: 0 a: day. <:( c a: u.. c z c:t c C/) w :l 1-> a: w > w c w ::J: C/) :J m :ll.____._ a. Micah Govia and singer, J-Range were also in the park. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Beulah Baptist Institutional Baptist Church Pastor, Rev. Dr. W. James Favorite, went before the Board of County Commissioners recently and expressed his opinion about the Children' s Services Roundtable and its compo sition Rev. Favorite told Commissioners that the roundtable group consists of government stakeholders and providers and do es not accurately reflect th e com munity. "The Roundtable is a group that gives their opinions to County Administrator Mike Merrill on issues pertain ing to polic y and any proposed changes in county government. When you want an hon es t opinion, yo u don' t get it from people with nothing vested. I think they have intentionally surrounded themselves with yes people. Merrill and his crew want in place the people they know will agree with them," says Rev. Favorite. Rev. Favorite said there are no community, parent, or faith-based individuals N ,.. PROSPER.AMPAIGN 11 1 1 L n o 11 n 11 co NT r United Way of Tampa Bay w CJ www.unitedwaytompaboy.org/heetaxhelp find us on Facebook. Follow us @ UWTB on Twitter. REV. DR. W. JAMES FAVORITE on the roundtable to get the right feedback. "They know who to pick when they want the answers they want to hear. This is a complete manipulation." Rev. Favorite uses as an example, the situation involving the County Head Start program. I think that entire thing was handled terribly. People within that program turned against each other and that was by design. Before you take a stand, you need to understand." "I don't know when the Roundtable was put together or whose idea it was, but it is flawed." Rev. Favorite said the people on the Roundtable are qualified, but don't have the desire to disagree. Don Dixon, Director of Children's Services, said the Roundtable group was first discussed during the spring of 2010 when Commissioner Kevin Beckner asked that a group be put together to look at the Juvenile Services Department, and what could be done to better serve young people in the county. "That's how the Children s Board got involved. As dis cussions went on over the summer, it was suggested Children's Services also be reviewed to improve what it does." Dixon said the Roundtable group was designed to bring together decision makers to advise Commissioners on an array of issues. "The Roundtable group agrees there should be more grassroots representation, and it had been decided that before any d .ecisions are made, a more community reflective group would be made a part of the group. It DON DIXON is currently being expanded. It was never intended to exclude anyone." Dixon said a workshop is scheduled for March 30th with the B. 0. C. C. to make them aware of what's going on with the Roundtable. Currently, the Roundtable consists of: Larry Lumpee (Central Florida Behavioral Health Luanne Panacek (Child ren s Board) Scott Barrish, Chajr (Children's Services Advisory Board) Judge Ralph Stoddard (Courts) Mike Carroll (Dept. Of Children and Family) Steve Mullis (Dept. Of Juvenile Justice) Dave MeGerald (Early Learning Coalition) Kevin Haney, Chair (Head Start Policy Council) Don Dixon (Children's Board) Dave Rogoff (County Family and Aging) Comm. Kevin Beckner (County Government) Doug Holt (Health Dept.) Jeff Rainey (Bills. Kids, Inc.) Mary Ellen Elia (School System) Rayme Nuckles (Homeless Coalition Of Hillsborough) Ed Peachey (Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance) Diana Baker (United Way) Dr. Carolyn Collins, Hillsborough County Branch NAACP President, has been asked to join the Roundtable. The members of the Roundtable were invited to join and future invitations will be discussed by the group.


Entertainment c: .......................................................... 'King's Speech' Rules At The 83rd Oscars The Oscar battle for best picture was won by "The King's Speech." Acting honors went to Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo and Christian Bale. LOS ANGELES, CA --The story of a king overcoming a speech impediment to lead his people through World War II took top honors at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. "The King's Speech" won the best picture, best actor, best di rector and best original screen play Oscars at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre Sunday night. Natalie Portman, who played a ballet dancer in "Black Swan," was given the best ac tress Academy Award. Portman also won Golden Globe and SAG best actress trophies in re cent weeks. When "King's Speech" direc tor Tom Hooper accepted th e best director Oscar, he noted that it was his mother who found the script for him. "The moral of this story is lis ten to your mother Hooper said. "My father always said to me I would be a late bloomer Sei dler said, "I hope that r e cord is broken quickly a nd often." Colin Firth, who portrayed th e stuttering King George VI in "The King's Sp eec h completed his sweep of best actor honors with the Oscar win. "I have a feeling my career has just peaked," said Firth, who also won a Golden Globe and the SAG award. Christian Bale repeated his Golden Globe a nd SAG award wins b y taking th e best sup porting actor Oscar for his role in "The Fighter." 'NY Top Court Upholds Conviction 01 Rapper Remv Ma REMYMA ALBANY, NY-Remy Ma, whose meteoric rise as a rap star ended with the shooting of a friend outside a nightclub during a dispute over $3,000, lost an appeal of her eight-year prison sentence Thursday. The decision by the state's highest court ended the one time star's attempt to overturn assault and weapon possession convictions her lawyer ar gued were the result of unfair direction from the trial judge The triai judge, state Supreme Court Judge Rena Uviller, had called the rapper "a young woman whose anger is out of control." At sentenc ing, Remy Ma whose real name is Remy Smith -cried over her violent upbringing in poverty in New York City and for her young son and her fi ance, rapper Papoose. The Victim, Madeda Joseph, and Remy Ma were celebrating a birthday with friends in July 2007 at the Pizza Bar in Manhattan's trendy meatpacking district when the rapper accused Joseph of stealing $3,000 from her pocketbook Remy Ma, gun in hand de manded to search Joseph's purse when they were both in the front seat of the victim's Cadillac Escalade. Joseph re fused, and a struggle began. The gun went off twice, with two bullets hitting Joseph in the abdomen. There was testimony in court that Remy Ma fled without calling for police .or medical at tention. Foxv Brown Weighs In On lil Kim, Nicki Minai Feud FOXY BROWN NEW YORK-Foxy Brown is weighing in on the bitter feud that escalated between Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim last week, a fter Lil Kim appeared to be head Minaj on the cover of her "Black Friday" mixtape. "When you'r e using that as a platform to bring your new album out .. .I don't condone it at all. Rapper Juvenile Posts Bond After Drug Arrest JUVENILE STERLINGTON, La.-New Orleans rapper Juvenile was arrested on a drug charge and released from a northern Louisiana jail after posting bond, police said Sunday. Sterlington Police Sgt. Jacob Greer said that Juvenile, whose real name is Terius Gray, was charged with simple possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license Greer said he pulled over Gray's car about 10:55 p.m. Saturday after clocking it at 75 mph in a 65 mph zone and for passing in the right lane, which is illegal in Louisiana. He was released a short time later after posting a $750 cash bond. Greer said after he stopped the 35-year-old rapper, he smelled marijuana and Gray handed over small bag of it when asked. Greer said the suspended license appeared when police checked his name with law en forcement records. Both charges are misdemeanors John legend: Take Mv Tax Cut, Please. c }< :s:: )> :D 0 :::1: WASHINGTON Singer John Legend was in Wash ington to sing at the White House on Thursday, but he had a few choice words for the politicians in town, too. Legend told reporters before an evening concert celebrating Motown's music that too often the arts are the first thing to go when budgets need to be cut. "People fought to give me <1millionaire -a tax cut this year," he said. "I didn't need it. And all the other millionaires didn't need it either." The singer said he'd bene fited from cultural organiza tions such as community choirs and arts councils in ear lier years, which often suffer JOHN LEGEND when budgets get trimmed "I hope our politicians will not think that they are expend able and they can just get rid of them and nobody will feel the pain," he said "Because I think society will feel the pain." I\) 0 ...... ...... "T1 Aretha Franklin Has Some Choice Words For Fantasia r-0 c )> "American Idol" finalist Fantasia Barrino admitted to skipping the Grammys because she wasn 't included in the trib ute to Aretha Franklin that opened the show. Now, Franklin is speaking out about that de c i sion. "I was sorry to hear that. Fan tasia was upset because she did not ge t the opportunity to par ticipate in my Grammy Tribute this year," Franklin said in a statement to USA Today. "I re call that in the past, participated in both my Music Cares Person of the Year Trib ute and my United Negro College Fund Tribute." Frariklin then suggested that Fantasia has some grow ing up to do, saying she was ARETHA FRANKLIN vs. FANTASIA BARRINO (J) m z :::! z m l tD c: rrm :::! z ""C c: tD "young in the business" and ac-C knowledged that she. is ; 'loved and appreciated," but she still m added some harsh advice. C "She must understand that in this business of show business she will not always get to par-< ticipate in everything she -4 would like to participate in," Franklin said. "I'm sure it was (J) not an intentional omission." C )> z "T1 c


Ex-NFL-Great's Suicide was Result Of Poor Health DAVE DUERSON It was 3 o'clock last Friday morning when Alicia Duerson's iPhone flashed with a text message from her e x-husband, Dave Duerson in Florida. She was confused when C she woke up and read the fE words. c The text said that he loved Z me and he loved the kids < and for me to love the kids, she recalled. And that he thought there was someW thing wrong with the left :::J t-side of his brain and for me i;: to please get his brain to the w NFL. [j She sent the text to her 0 son, Tregg, and togethe r W they tried to get a hold of Dave Duerson, but there :; was no answer. Hours later his body was found with a D.. self-inflicted gunshot wound Z in the chest t:i Despite a well-publicized ;..J domestic dispute, divorce S and personal bankruptcy, his m family believes it was his uj failing health that led the Z former Pro Bowl Safety for i= the Chicago Bears to take his z w own life He was tortured inside, she said Duerson says she and h e r ex-husband remained very good friends despite the split. "Financially, Dave was dealing with it," she insists. "I don't think it was to the point he would take his life. He d already been through the tough part of it It could n t have been just that." Suddenly it became clearer, as Alicia Duerson recalled a situation recently when they were having cof fee together in suburban Chicago. Duerson told his ex-wife about vi sion and memory problems. He t a lked to m e a l o t a b o ut blurred vis ion a nd h e had to go somewhe r e in the city and he couldn t remember how to get there. It was frustrating for him that he couldn t remembe r how to get there, she recalled. Dave Duerson served on the NFL's Board awarding benefits to former players. He was intimately aware of the s ymptoms of d e m e nti a caused by multiple hits to the head. His own father suf fered from Alzheimer's dis ease before passing away last year. Yet he never reached out to get his own help. Not to his friends, his family or his closest teammates "No, no," Alicia said, shaking her head at the pride her ex-husband exhib ited. "Dave was a very pri vate and closed person." a: 0 ..J LL Former N .Fl, CFL Plaver RickV Bell Dies At36 RICKY BELL TORONTO -Ricky Bell, an NFL defensive back who went on to play in the CFL and won a Grey Cup with Calgary in 2oof, has died. ,... w Hewas36. CJ He died Feb 17 in Columbia, S.C., although no cause was given, Leevy s Funeral Home in Columbia said. Bell' s mother, Florence Bell, and girlfriend, Tanisha Means, would not comment on the cause. Bell was a captain at North Carolina State and played three seasons in the NFL with Jacksonville and Chicago. He spent one sea son in NFL Europe and another in the XFL before joining the CFL in 2001. In Canada, he played for Calgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Montreal before leaving the league in 2007. His career ended in 2008 with the Arena Football League s Georgia Force. Chicago Bears Sign Coach Lovie Smith To Extension LOVIESMITH INDIANAPOLIS -The Chicago Bears have extended coach Lovie Smith's contract by two years through the 2013 season. Smith led the Bears to the NFC Championship game this past season, where they lost to the Green Bay Packers He led the Bears to the Super Bowl after the 2006 s e a s on In s ev en se a s ons he has a 66-52 record G eneral m a n ager Jerry Angelo had said last month that the Bears planned to sign Smith to an extension Smith said Friday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis that he was happy to get the deal done. FedsSubmit More Evidence In Bonds Periurv case BARRY BONDS SAN FRANCISCO Federal prosecutors are fighting to show the jury in Barry Bonds' perjury t rial a trove of evidence alleging the slugger mistreated his wife girlfriends and other peopl e around him They submitted in a court filing Tuesday grand jury transcripts and interviews investigators conduct e d with several witnesses that they plan to call during the trial scheduled to start March 21. The witnesses include Bonds' former mistress, Kimberly Bell, his person al doctor and a childhood friend who served as his assistant and personal shop. per during his playing days. 'Pacman' Gets Probation For Role In Vegas Melee LAS VEGAS Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has been sentenced to probation and 200 hours of community service under a plea deai for his role in a 2007 strip club melee in Las Vegas. Clark County courts spokeswoman Mary Ann Price said Jones received a suspended sentence on Thursday and was also ordered to receive anger management counseling. The sentence requires Jones to undergo random drug testing. Jones told the Las Vegas Sun after the sentencing that he's glad to finally have the case behind him Prosecutors sa y the shoot ing left a club employee par-ADAM 'PACMAN' JONES alyzed and two others wounded. Jones pleaded no contest in 2007 to a gross misdemeanor of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct. His deal reduced two felony coercion charges. Jones has denied having a role in the shooting. Celtics Trade Perkins To Thunder, Acquire Green OKLAHOMA CITY The Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder weren' t content with just being top-tier playoff contenders, swapping starters Thursday in a surprising deadline deal. The Celtics sought a throwback to their style of play during their 2008 champi 'onship run, sending center Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City and acquir ing forward Jeff Green and center Nenad Krstic. ''I'm just as surprised as everyone else was," said LeBron James, whose Miami Heat started the day tied with Boston for the best record in the Eastern Conference KENDRICK PERKINS And JEFF GREEN The Celtics also dealt threetime slam dunk champion Nate Robinson to the Thunder and received a 2012 first-round draft pick and cash in the deal that was approved by the NBA about five hours after the trade deadline. The draft pick was previously owned by the Los Angeles Clippers. j Fr1da \ n i1.\' 7 P \t. 1 \lond.n '>.Hurd.l\ 1 u 1\ \'. t1 PM. Food Stamp Cards ATM Machine On Premises


cam Newton's Legs Impress At Combine CAM NEWTON INDIANAPOLIS -Cam Newton followed through on his pledge to participate in drills at the NFL scouting combine on Sunday, and he won mixed reactions. Newton turned scouts' heads when he ran the 40 yard dash in 4-59 seconds, which tied Washington's Jake locker for the third fastest time among quarterbacks, tied for the best broad jump .at 10 feet, 6 inches and had a 35-inch vertical jump. But the Reisman Trophy winner from Auburn struggled with his accuracy in the throwing drills. Newton, who worked with unfamiliar receivers in his throwing drills, flouted the advice a lot of agents advise their quarterbacks: to skip the passing portion of the combine and save those drills for campus workouts with receivers they know. Newton completed 11 of his 21 throwing attempts. His ball sailed on 10-yard out patterns, ins and fly patterns. He threw with pinpoint accuracy on all three of his 12-yard hooks, and completed two of three Z-out passes. After watching Newton's display, retired quarterback and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer remarked "The ceil ing is so astronomically high for this player, Cam Newton, that the scouts, the GMs, the coaches are really going to be slobbering about the prospects of hav ing him on their team. Melo, Knicks Shock Heat CARMELO ANTHONY MIAMI -With the game on the line, LeBron James got past Carmelo Anthony. Not Amare Stoudemire, however. And just like that, the New York Knicks with defense, no less -knocked off the Miami Heat. Chauncey Billups made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:01 left, Stoudemire blocked James' layup try with 7 seconds remaining to protect a one-point lead, and the Knicks finished with a 13-2 run to beat the Heat 91-86 on Sunday night "The bigger the game, the bigger the stage, the bigger they play," Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said Anthony scored 29 points and Stoudemire added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Billups had 16 points for the Knicks, who rallied from a 15-point, first-half deficit and improved to 2-1 since the megatrade with Denver that dramatically changed their roster. McNabb To Stan As Viking DONOVAN MCNABB It still looks like Donovan McNabb is as good a guess as any to be the Vikings' opening-game quarterback next season. Cavaliers Jamison Breaks Finger ANTAWN JAMISON CLEVElAND Cleveland Cavaliers forward Antawn Jamison broke the little finger on his left hand in the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers. Jamison was fouled while taking a shot Sunday. He immediately left the court and was taken to the locker room. Jamison was replaced by Ryan Hollins, who shot the free throws. Jamison scored 16 points in 30 minutes. He is Cleveland's leading scorer, averaging 18.1 points. BEAUTY UNLIMITED JACARA When the weather h eats up, so do our Beauty Unlimited features. This week, itls Jacara's turn to make your day, and this young lady definitely has a face you won't forget. Jacara's personality is always invit ing and engaging, and she enjoys being the focus of attention. She also doesn't mind taking a step back and allowing her friends to get the praise. Jacara's ambitions are just as strong as she is, and she is no quitter. She promises all who know her that she will be successful, and yet humble when it comes to where she's from and how she got started. When it comes to the man in her life, Jacara said he must have an tible will, an honest personality, a spiritual upbringing, and a fire burning inside that nothing can extinguish. Congratulations to Jacara as this week's Beauty Unlimited fea ture. 9" Roller ...................................... $1 ""50 Brushes .................................. ... 99 I LIMIT 2 WITH THIS AD ONLY!! ..... 'T1 r-0 0 )> C/) m z ::::! z m r-Ill c:. r rm ::::! z c: Ill r(i) % m O -m < m -4 c: m (/) 0 l> z 0 'T1 0


MR. LORENZO DEAN HOLMES, a.k.a., 'COOKIE' A portrait of life celebration for Mr. Lorenzo Dean Holmes, a.k.a., "Cookie," who passed away on February 23, 2011, at 3:17a.m., will be held Friday, March 4, 2011, at 11 a. m. at the Mount Calvary Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4902 North 40th Street, Tampa. Cookie was born on October 9 1944, in Tampa. He graduated from Middleton ::t High School in Tampa, in c 1964. As a student he was reca: ognized throughout the state LL as an exemplary snare drum C player with the Middleton z High School Marching Tigers <( Band. :::;: Cookie was employed for C six years with CSX Railroad. (J) Afterwards he was employed w for twenty years with the City :::> of Tampa Fire Department, t-where he retired on August > 24, 1990, as the first Black ffi firefighter to retire in Tampa. > Cookie was then employed for W several years with Tampa C General Hospital as a security W officer. He was also an active and successful coach of the ::::i PAL League's Packer football m team of Woodland Terrace ::;, Park of Tampa in the 1970s. Q. Cookie is survived by: his z mother, Natha Lee Williams; ;::::: two sons, Mark Holmes (JanW ice), and Peter Holmes, Sr. ...J (Zelda); and daughter, AdriS enne Holmes, all of Tampa; m grandchildren, Lorenzo "An...J thony" Holmes of Nashville, w TN, Mark Holmes, II, Shontia z Holmes, Joshua Holmes, j:: Peter Holmes, Jr., and Katez lynn Holmes, all of Tampa; W daughter-in-law, Sabrina (J) Coleman of Nashville, TN; <( two brothers, Alfred Black, C Jr. of Tampa, and Barron a: Holmes of Pittsburgh, P A; 0 two sisters, Gwendolyn DickLi erson and Donna Holmes of Pittsburgh, PA. He also leaves to cherish a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. Cookie was preceded in death by: his _son, Lorenzo "Tony" Holmes; father, Lewey Holmes; and step-father, Jesse Williams. The viewing will be held at Harmon Funeral Home, 5002 North 40th Street, Tampa, 33610, on Thursday, March 3, 2011, from 5-8 p. m. The family will receive friends from 7-8p.m. Friends planning to attend the celebration of life for Mr. Holmes are asked to assemble at the Mt. Calvary S. D. A. Church at 10:45 a. m. A HARMON BURIAL Cards of Thanks ====!I I:=:==M==E==M==1=R==IA==M====! MRS. VALENCIA MICHELLE JACKSON-WRIGHT Memorial services for Mrs. Valencia Michelle JacksonWright, who passed away on February 16, 2011, were held Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 1:30 p. m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 1901 E. Giddens Ave., with the pastor, Brother Harold Reed, officiating. Mrs. Valencia Michelle Jackson-Wright was born January 17, 1970 in Morehead, Kentucky. She attended school in Hillsborough County and graduated from Jeffersontown High School in Louisville, Kentucky. As a st\1. dent she won several sports awards in basketball and track. She received her associate degree from Kaskaskia College in Illinois. Valencia was employed at USAA for 6 years and was currently with Glenn Mitchell State Farm Insurance. Mrs. Jackson-Wright is survived by: her husband, Mr. Wilbur Robert Wright; 4 children, Samantha Smith, Jasmine Martin, Alexis Jackson and Jordan Jackson; 6 grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Veronica Williams; father and stepmother, Willie and Shirley Jackson of Louisville, Kentucky; sister and brotherin-law, Tara and Gregory Smith; niece, Janisha Smith; nephew, Joshua Jackson; aunts, Parthenia and Benetta of Tampa, Eddie Mae, Gleasine, Annie Mae, Lou Bertha and Annie Pearl of Alabama, and Rhonda Faye of South Carolina; an uncle, Robert Jackson of Louisville, Kentucky; and several cousins ; and a host of close friends that are left to mourn her death. Graveside services preceded the memorial service at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, 11005 US Highway 301 N. in Thonotosassa, FL. A HARMON BURIAL w ...... .... FUNERAL HOME "Our Business Is Service" 3000 N. 29th Tampa, FL 33605 (800) 605-3350. (813) 248-6125 www. wilson-funeralhome.com ROGER TOLIVER First shall be last and last shall be first. First we were your angles, now you are ours. You're gone and missed but not a day goes by that you're not in our hearts and you'll forever be loved. Booshea, Ronisha, Nanny, D, Tiffany, Alvin and all your children. We love you Daddy, BooBoo, Aug. 9 -Feb. 28. IN MEMORIAM ANGELAR. BURNETTE 2/25/92-7/7/2003 Remembering Lil Angie! We love and miss you Lil Angie, you'll be in our hearts forever. Mama, DJ, CoCo, family and friends. IN lOVING MEMORY MRS. ESTHER FELTON February 28, 1989 Your passing left a void, nothing can fill. I think of you everyday. Your daughter, Curlie Williams; son, Nathaniel Felton; grandchildren and great grands, love you. ROGER TOLIVER Aug. 9 -Feb. 28 "I sill pray you had a chance for repentance of your sins" and I know we will see each other again. If only in spirit true love never dies." And this is the confidence that I have in Him, that "If we ask, anything according to His will, He heareth us. Our love is everlasting. Ernestine and' Boo-Boo. Let no man put us under. IN MEMORIAM MARYL. WILLIAMS We miss you and love you. From, your fan1ily, Valire, Antwuan, Jarmall, Joanne, Annie, Naquie and Sheka. RANDAL DWAYNE RUfLEDGE The family of the late Randal Dwayne Rutledge would like to express and extend our sincere appreciation and thanks for the many prayers, cards, and gifts during our time of bereavement. Thank you all for the celebration of life that was shared in the loving memory of our son, father and brother whom we love so dearly. Special thanks to New Smyrna Full Gospel Church and the Bishop W. L. Lee. Take your rest "Fish Mouth, we will always love you. THANK YOU CORA WILLIAMS "Death is at once, the end of the body's old journey and the beginning of a new journey for the soul." Author Unknown The family of Mrs. Cora E. Williams expresses deep gratitude and appreciation to the Ministers, Deacons, Deaconesses, various ministries and entire congregation of Beulah Baptist Institutional Church, the entire staff of Wilson Funeral Home, Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, and all family, friends and loved ones for the support, words of encouragement, prayers and other expressions of love and sympathy during this difficult time in our lives. We have lost a strong, caring, dedicated and faithful angel on earth, but that angel now awaits us in heaven. The family. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME Mrs. Blanche J. Robinson, Wesley Chapel, FL. Mrs. Doris Harris, Tampa. Mrs. Yolanda Warmack, Tampa. Mrs. Equilla Kelley, Tampa. HARMON FUNERAL HOME Mr. Lorenzo Dean, a.k.a., Cookie Holmes, Tampa. Mr. Alfrendo Ulysees Leveridge, Tampa. JACKSON FUNERAL HOME Roberto Ortega, 2707 West Lake Avenue. RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME Ms. Doris J. Boykins, Tampa. Mr. William s. Fillmore, Jr., Tampa. Mr. Melvin L. Givens, Tampa. 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Crime Detectives Investigate Murder In Parking lot Of Supermarket JASON BAHAMONDE On Saturday night, Hillsborough County Sheriffs deputies were called to Alina s Supermarket, 4501 West Hamilton Avenue in reference to a shooting When deputies arrived, they found a man lying in the parking lot of the supermar ket, dead He appeared to be in his 2os. According to witnesses, they saw two vehicles pull into the parking lot and words being exchanged betweel) several people. They then heard shots fired. The two vehicles left the parking lot quickly leaving behind Jason Bahamonde, 27. Detectives said it appears Bahamonde was a passen ger in one of the vehicles that were described as mid-sized and gray in color. Police Search For Missing Endangered Children Aparecio Williams, Antonio Gray, Jr., and Lucille Wilson. LAKELAND -Lakeland Police searching for two children beliE!ved to be in the custody of th.eir mother, Lucille Elizabeth Wilson, 31. Both children were reported missing last Thursday. Aparecio Williams, 9, was reported missing from the bus stop on North Webster ; He is a Black male, 4 feet tall, and weighs 62 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a red polo shirt. Antonio Gray, Jr., 12, was reported missing from church He is a Black male, 5 feet tall, weighing 85 pounds He was last seen wearing jeans and a tee shirt. Authorities said Wilson has weekly visitation with the boys, but not primary cus tody She also has a third son 13, that lives wiUl her. Police believe Wilson has all three boys with her at this time and is possibly driving a small red hatch back vehicle, and may also be with an unidentified male. WARREN DAWSON 221-1800 1481 Tampa Park Plaza @ Nebras-a & scan St. : n ng cf < Ia .,cr ; J' r-pr:Jn: :-,J:

National N Texas Dad In Shock After Toddler's Death In Fire HOUSTON--> The father of a en toddler who was among three 1-children killed center's kitchen. He says his bab y daugh ter's death is c a: LL c z w c w ::J: en :::::i m :::l Q. z i= w ...1 ...1 ::::) m ...1 w z i= z w en C a: 0 ...1 LL and four injured very difficult in a Houston day and "somecare fire says thing we he's still in never exshock. pected to Emmanuel L--------------1 happen." Kojah said that he and his The day care was operating family are trying to cope with out of a one-story Houston the loss of 20-month-old home, and investigators are Elizabeth Kojah in the fire still trying to find out what that apparently started in the started the fire there. Former Homeless Man lands Realitv Show TED WILLIAMS Ted Williams, the once homeless man with the capti vating voice that got him off the street and back into the broadcast booth, is getting an other shot at stardom. Second Chances At Life is the title of the reality show that Williams will be shoot ing, although there is no net work involved just yet. The show will follow the Brooklyn native a nd docu ment his early days as a radio announcer, his continuous struggle with addiction and recap his days of homeless ness in Ohio. There will also be other near-success stories that dealt with turmoil featured on the reality show. GOP Rep Condemns 'Shoot Obama' Question PRES. BARACK OBAMA WASHINGTON -A Geor gia Republican said Friday he didn't immediately condemn a constitUent who asked about assassinating President Barack Obama because he was stunned by the question and didn't want to dignify it firmed that at a town hall event in Oglethorpe County, Ga., on Tuesday a man asked, "Who's going to shoot Pres. Obama?" After the exchange was re ported by the Athens Banner Herald, Broun issued a statement calling the question His office refused to say whether it had audio or video footage of the exchange. co with a response. According to the newspa per's account, which was con firmed by Broun's office, the congressman didn't criticize the man for asking the ques tion, instead deflecting it. He told the audience that he un derstood their frustration with Pres. Obama and re minded them that they would have the chance to help elect a new president next year .,... w Rep. Paul Broun, a con-, servative who has harshly if criticized the president, con.: Broun's office also said he later alerted the Secret Service. Medical Exam Ordered For Ailing Singer Ena James ETTA JAMES RIVERSIDE, CA --A South ern California judge has or dered an independent medical evaluation of ailing Etta James after her son's attor ney contended that the Last" blues singer could be in "very serious danger" under the care of a live-in doctor. The 72-year-old James suffers from dementia, leukemia, kidney problems and other ailments. Her son's attorney, James E. Deering Jr., said at a court hearing that Dr. Elaine James, who is not related to the singer, put feeding tubes into James' stomach at home -a procedure that should have been performed in a hos pital. Dr. James said that she welcomed the independent ex amination and said the judge made a wise decision. Blues Legend Eddie Kirkland Dies In Fl wreck EDDIE KIRKLAND CRYSTAL RIVER, FL Blues legend known as the "Gypsy of the Blues" was killed when his car turned into the path 'of a Greyhound bus. Eddie Kirkland, 88, was traveling southeast on U.S. Highway 98 in Crystal River, north of Tampa, when he tried to make a U-turn in front of the bus, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The bus pushed Kirkland's Ford Taurus 200 yards before stoppiNG. Kirkland was flown to Tampa General Hospital, where he later died Born in Jamaica, and raised in Alabama, Kirkland moved to Indiana before he settled in Detroit. He polished his blues sound and toured for 7-1/2 years with John Lee Hooker. He moved to Geor gia, became a bandleader for Otis Redding and performed with a variety of artists, in cluding Little Richard, Ben King, Ruth Brown and Johnnie Taylor. Teacher Accused 01 Attacking Elderlv couple Fifth-grade students at Fort Worth's A.M. Pate Elementary School learned a big lesson in how not to conduct themselves in public. Their teacher, Brenda Stafford, faces charges of as saulting an elderly couple in an Arlington mall after a con frontation over a chair al legedly triggered her temper. Stafford, 4 7, twisted off on a 71-year-old woman who sat in one chair of the food court and propped a leg in another at the table while Stafford col lected seats for her class. Rudeness on the part of Stafford reportedly ensued, BRENDA STAFFORD and it escalated to childish be havior, verbal exchanges, saliva exchanges, and not in good way, a physical con frontation between the women, which spread to the older lady's husband when he tried to intervene. Wisconsin Man Gets lite In Slavings 011 Women MILWAUKEE-A Milwau kee man convicted of choking the life out of seven women during a 21-year killing spree was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison, and prosecutors said they may yet tie Walter E. Ellis to two or more unsolved slayings. Ellis, 50, was convicted last week after he pleaded no con test to charges of first-degree intentional homicide and first degree murder. Although the charges carry a mandatory life sentence, Judge Dennis Cimpl had the option of al lowing the possibility of pa role. However, Cimpl said the only factor in Ellis' favor that by pleading out he spared the victims' families from hav ing to endure a trial -was like weighing "a feather against WALTER ELLIS thousands of pounds of bad things." Cimpl sentenced Ellis to seven consecutive life sen tences for the slayrngs. Ellis sat impassive as the sentence was handed down, just as he had during the previqus hour when a parade of victims' rela tives, some angry, some tear.:. ful, called for justice. Boston Club Apologizes For Harvard-Yale Incident BOSTON -The owners of a Boston nightclub issued a pub lic apology and agreed Friday to pay a $30,000 fine to settle allegations that it abruptly shut down an event after the annual Harvard-Yale football game because most of the at tendees were Black. Some students said they were turned away from the November event after employ ees at the Cure Lounge com plained that a large group of young Black people in line would attract "local gang hangers." Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley called the club staffs behavior "the essence of racial stereo typing" and said it violated public accommodati(lns and consumer protection laws. Coakley's office and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination filed a complaint and consent judgment in Suffolk Superior Court. Three Black graduates of Harvard College hosted the event, Coakley said. Harvard alumni; as well as graduate students from both Harvard and Yale, received invitations to buy tickets to the event. About 400 people bought titk ets before the sold-out event. Cure Lounge abruptly ended the event and told all of the guests that they to leave, according to the com plaint.


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