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Celebrating 66 Years In The Tampa Bay Area -l_ VOL. 66 NO. 62 FRIDAY, MARCH 25,2011 52 PAGES 75 Promoter Presents 13th Co11ady Show SEE PAGE 13-A Fire11an To Participate In 'Ciillb To The Top' SEE PAGE 4-A Two Arrested Alter Chase And Crash SEE PAGE 2-A MAYOR SAYS GOOD-BYE TO SENTINEL EDITORIAL BOARD As Mayor Pam Iorio makes her rounds throughout the city during her final days in office saying good-bye to the friends she has made, she visited with members of the Sentinel Editorial Board Wednesday afternoon to express gratitude for the paper's support over the past 26 years while she was in public office. Board members expressed gratitude to her as well for not just visiting with the Board during election time. To show her gratitude, Mayor Iorio presented each member with a show plate of Tampa that she personalized for each. From left to right are: C. Blythe Andrews, Ill, Bishop James H. Howell, Gwen Hayes, Mayor Iorio, Kay Andrews, Rubin Padgett and Randolph Kinsey. (Photography by BRUNSON)

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Features LO C\1 :I: u a: <( :2! c a: u. HART CEO Returns To Office To Pick BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer The Florida Sentinel has learned the CEO of Hillsbor ough Area Regional Transit .returned to HART headquar ters in Ybor City one day after the agency's Board of Directors voted to place him on administrative leave. This is a follow up to a story we reported in our March 22 issue. David Armijo was placed on paid leave for two weeks Monday morning during a special Board meeting. The move was made to allow the Labor and Employment law firm of Ford and Harri son, LLP, to investigate alleged wrongdoing by Armijo. Investigators say the probe involves allegations that Armijo improperly used government funds Up Tapes DAVID ARMIJO while running the agency and was "perceived to retali ate" against employees who spoke out against him. The Florida Sentinel re ceived calls on Tuesday that Armijo had returned to the office. Calls were immedi ately placed to HART's Board attorney Mary Ann Stiles and interim CEO, Philip Hale. They both confirmed the reports. Attorney Stiles says Armijo "came by to pick up copies of tapes of Monday's Board meeting. He went to the reception area and did not realize that would be a problem. He was told not to do it again and he won't." Attorneys investigating the case say they were ini tially given three written complaints against Armijo, but the number has drastically increased since the investigation began. They are preparing to present their findings at HART's next scheduled Board meeting April 4. It takes place on the 18th Floor of Hillsborough County Cen ter, 601 E. Kennedy Boule vard and begins at 8:30a.m. The meeting is opened to the public. Thank You For Supporting Me Ull Council, Dist. 1 Two Arrested After Chase And Crash A police chase Wednesday afternoon ended in a crash at a busy intersection and the arrests of two people. There were no injuries reported due to the crash. Shortly after 7 p.m., Wednesday, police on routine patrol observed a 2005 Ford, belonging to Ms. Kaytrina Bell, that matched the de scription of a stolen car from St. Petersburg at N. 31st Street and Chelsea. Police verified that the vehicle was stolen. When the officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled and a pursuit began. The driver drove through East Tampa. Police stopped using their emergency equip ment after air service became involved and was able to track the vehicle from the air When the vehicle reached the intersection of N. 22nd Street and E. Hillsborough Avenue, the driver in the stolen vehicle cleared the in tersection, but struck a Dodge Caravan as it at tempted to pass it It traveled BRACESIA BUITS a short distance further and struck a police cruiser, police said. The two suspects allegedly attempted to flee, but other officers in the area blocked their escape. Police arrested both occupants of the vehicle. Police arrested Ms. Bracesia Vaughan Butts, 19, of Miami, who was appar ently driving the car and charged her with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, grand theft of a motor vehi cle, fleeing and attempting to elude police, and having no valid driver's license. The passenger, Charles Parker Harrington, 21, of St. Petersburg, was charged with burglary of an occupied vehicle A spokesperson for the Tampa Police Department said that when Ms. Butts was asked why she didn't stop, she responded because she didn't like the police. All of the vehicles in volved suffered minor damage, police said. WORKERS' COMPENSATION CIVIL SERVICE I UNION GRIEVANCE BANKRUPTCY -Chapter 7 ($500 Plus Cost s ) Arrested and Concerned About Your Legal Call Tanya Dugree (813) 418-5253 Payment Plans Available With NO CREDIT CHECK

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Features :xJ Physician To Be Teacher Caught In Drug laid To Rest Saturday Sting Held Without Bond DR. MA'ITHIES (MA'IT) EVANS, JR. Dr. Matthies (Matt) Evans, Jr., 83, died last Fri. day, March 18, 2011 in St. Pe tersburg. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, i1 a. m. at the Bethel Metropolitan Baptist Church 3455 26th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. A native of Orlando Dr. Evans did his undergraduate work at Talladega College, AL. He earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in 1962. In addition to being an out standing physician in East Lansing, MI, Dr. Evans was also a pioneer in emergency medicine, having established a relationship with 2 of the largest hospitals there. The relationship provided the op portunity for trained staff to provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to stabilize the patient. Dr. Evans and his wife of 58 years Thelma Knight Evans, retired to St. Peters burg in 2000. They were very active in the St. Petersburg community. Dr. Evans is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Gamma Omicron Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and the National and Ameri can Medical Associations The Evans lived in Tampa on 29th St. for a number of years. Dr. Evans and (the late) C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. had been friends since their days at Talladega College. In addition to Mrs. Evans, Dr. Evans is also survived by children: Matthies, III (Cassandra) and Susan Elizabeth; grandsons, Matthies IV and Carson David, all of At lanta, GA; and a host of f a mily, friends and colleagues. The family will rec e ive friends one hour before the service McRae Funeral Home i s handling the service. In lieu of flowers, dona tions may be made in his name to Talladega College Attn: Mrs. Cassandra Blessingame, 627 Battle St. W Talladega AL 35160. 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 PERSONAL INJURY FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION FOR BANKRUPTCY REASONABLE RATES & PAYMENT PLAN 109 N AnneniaAvenue T ampa, FL 33609 (813) 264-8717 Th hiring of lwyr It'" hnpottnl d.ellon th' hould not be bad tolely upon ad..,rt l .. ment Btor ou aak u to .. nd ou FRI E wrltla n lntonnstton about our uallfluUons and f lanca l OFFICE OF PATRICIA DAWSON, Criminal Defense Family Law & Personal Injury Cypress Point Office Park 10014 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 101 Tampa, Florida 33618 (813) 386-5730 Former Hillsborough Cotu1ty Prosecutor-Deputy Chief An undercover drug inves tigation has led to the arrest of a Hillsborough County teacher. He was charged with trafficking in methampheta mines and is currently being held without bond. According to a spokesper son for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Keith Bernard Jones, 39, was taken into custody about 6:30p.m., Wednesday after he purchased 2 ounces (58 grams) of methamphetamine from an undercover officer. The transaction took place at the corner of Fletcher and Dale Mabry Avenue. Jones allegedly pur chased the illegal drugs with $4,000 in U. S. currency. The spokesperson stated that the arrest came about because ofim ongoing inves tigation, but wouldn t pro vide any additional information. Jones was hired by the Hillsborough County School District as a 61h grade teacher in 1997. His first assignment KEITH BERNARD JONES ... Held without bond was at Greco Middle School, where he taught for 2 years, Ms. Linda Cobbe, spokesperson for the Hills borough County School Dis trict said. After leaving Greco Mid dle School, he worked at Sulphur Springs Elementary School. Jones took a 2-year leave of absence and returned to Madison Middle School during the 2004-N U'l 2005 school year. N Ms. Cobbe said Jones g was promoted to Assistant """ Principal at Webb Middle School the following year, but received an unsatisfac:.. tory evaluation and retUrned to the classroom. He returned to Madison . Middle School. In 2007, Jones transferred to Davidson Middle School. Although he invoked a public records exemption ; school recor-ds show he was assigned to Davidson Middle School at the time of his arrest Ms. Cobbe further stated that the Hillsborough County School District's Professional Standards Office sent Jones a letter on advis ing him not to return to work. She said he has been on paid leave. r-The Hillsborough Comity School Board has the author-6 ity to suspend him without )> pay. They will make that de-termination during the next z board meeting in April, Ms. :::! 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Local N IJ") N ::I: (.) a: <( :2 Symposium Addresses Children Of Incarcerated Parents C R ece ntly, th e C hildr e n s fE Board o f Hill s borough Coun ty h o st ed a on e -da y sy mposium It a ddressed problems that children of incarcerated par ents ma y experience. The them e of the sympo sium was Doing Time on the Outside: the Invisible Conse quencesfor Children of the In carcerated ." Sponsored by CHIPS, a collaborated headed by the Children s Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Hillsborough County, the symposium fea tured national and local speak ers. The speakers addressed the impact that imprisonment has on children. Some of the topics dis cussed that children may expe rience depression, behavior problems, poor academic per formance and low self-esteem. Ms. Yvette Harris, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at Miami Univer sity of Ohio, noted that reuni fication of a child with a parent who has been incarcerated in volves conflicted feelings, in cluding an idealized fantasy of the parent, unresolved anger and abandonment issues. Ms. LaSandra McGrew, of the USF Florida Kinship Center, said children of incar cerated parents are more likely to experience depression and have behavior problems, poor grades and low selfesteem. MS. LaSANDRA MCGREW USF Florida Kinship Center Robert Blount, Presi dent and CEO of Abe Brown Ministries, Inc., said he knows from experience working with prisoners that what their chil dren view as normal is what most people view as abnormal, and vice versa "If daddy has a probation officer, I need a P.O., too, he said. He quoted Frederick Douglass, who said, "It's eas ier to build strong children than repair broken men." Blount added, "We just want to be able to help a unique group of children Among those addressing those in attendance were Ms. Kimberly Porter and her son, 17-year-old Zachary Campbell. Campbell, said his mother has been incarcer ated 5 times beginning when he was 10 years old. He also spent 18 months in foster care A former drug addict, Ms. Evening & Weekends Appointments Available Call24 Hours A Day Home & Hospital Visits a l awye r i s an important deci sion that should not writte n information about our qualifications ROBERT BLOUNT President and CEO of Abe Brown Ministries Porter, is the mother of three sons. Each child handled the situation differently. She now works as outreach director at the Cypress Initiative's Center for Human Resiliency. The symposium experts said the best way to help chil dren of incarcerated parents is to get appropriate services and support such as mentoring, counseling and support groups Ms. Sandra Lafleur, of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America said Big Brothers Big Sisters > Amachi Program, specifically for children of in carcerated parents has matches that last an average of 19 months, well over the fed eral requirement of 12 months for mentoring matches with any children However, chal lenges loom for continued fed eral funding for mentors, she said. Tampa Fireman Among Annual Stair Climb Participants BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Saturday, March 261h more than 900 people will con verge on the Bank of America building in downtown Tampa. Each will strive to reach the top before the others. However, what makes this event unique is that the con tenders will not have use of the elevators. Each person will be required to climb the 42 floors composed of 914 steps. The 61h Annual Fight For Air Climb attracts everyone from the novice climber to pro fessional athletes, police, mili tary, corporate teams, families, lung champions and firefight ers However, the firefighters will participate in full gear, which weighs about 65 pounds. One of those taking part in the event is George Nelson, 35 a member of the City of Tampa Fire Department This is the first year Nelson will participate. When asked about his motivation, Nelson said, "I'm doing it for the challenge and because it's for a good cause." Nelson said he is ready and plans to reach the top within 15 minutes. But he said it doesn't matter how well he does this year, he wiil most likely compete again next year A native of the Virgin Is lands, Nelson moved to Tampa as a teenager in 1991. He graduated from jefferson High School in 1994 and joined the U. S. AI;my After servin g 4 y ears Nelson r e turned to Tampa and worked GEORGE NELSON City of Tampa Fireman (Photography By BRUNSON) as a diesel mechanic while at tending school. He joined the Tampa Fire Department in 2006. Married to Mrs. Keira Nelson, he is the father of 2 daughters, Dominique, 13, and 5-year-old Celeste. When not working Nelson said he enjoys spending time with his family and watching Dominique play soccer. Fire Chief Tom Forward said, "Firefighters face an in creased risk of developing acute lung disease, including lung cancer, during the course of their work. "Whether trying to prevent lung disease in themselves or responding to those suffering from the consequences of lung illnesses these rescuers are sending a strong message to our community that we need to support lung health and the American Lung Association." CONNIE HILL KEN ANTHONY

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., policemen, the firefighters, mayoral candidate Ed Tu-3: ranchik, mayoral candidate )> Tom Scott, former mayor Sandy Freedman and the ::::t popular Mayor Pam Iorio, among others, believed in N Buckhorn. They all en-g dorsed him. """" FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN (USPS 202-140) 2207 21st Avenue, Tampa Florida 33605 (813) 248-1921 Published Every Tuesday and Friday By FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co., Member of National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To: Florida Sentinel Bulletin, P.O. Box 3363 Tampa, FL 33601 Periodical Postage Paid At Tampa, FL C. Blythe Andrews 1901-1977 (1945) W.W. Andrews 1874-1931 (1919) C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. 1930-2010 (1977) S. KAY ANDREWS, PUBLISHER C. BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill, PRESIDENT/CONTROLLER ALLISON WELLS-CLEBERT, CFO GWEN HAVES, EDITOR IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDITOR BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERTISING DIRECTOR HAROLD ADAMS, CIRCULATION MANAGER TOVNETTA COBB, PRODUCTION MANAGER LAVORA EDWARDS, CLASSIFIED MANAGER Subscriptions-$44.00-6 Months Both Editions: $87.00Per Year Both Editions. Opinions expressed on editorial pages of this newspaper by Columnists or Guest Writers, do not necessarily reflect the editorial stance of The Florida Sentinel Bulletin or the Publisher. Welcome To Tampa's New leadershiP We would like to congratulate Tampa's newest political leadership. Congratulations to Tampa's 58th mayor, Bob Buckhorn. We also applaud Mike Suarez (City Council District 1), Yvonne Yole Capin (City Council District 3), Harry Cohen (City Council District 4) and Lisa Montelione (City Council District 7) for successfully competing to serve the constituents of this city. We realize the challenges that lie ahead. Though Tampa and America are not as destitute as they were five years ago, scores of concerns fiscally and ethically -are standing in line to try the creativity and patience of our new political leadership. Let us hope that the new lead, ers' promises are more than idle words. When newly-elected Mayor Buckhorn proudly exclaims, "This is our time," let us have no doubt that what he means is a promise he and his administration will be able to keep. For the moment though, let us continue to glow in the haze of victory and a new future. As of April 1st, the House of Tampa is under new management. Black Folks losing Ground Under Rick Scon's No-leadershiP I ndeed, we were encouraged by the Letter to the Editor from Reverend Albert Gallmon, Jr., Pastor of Peace Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, in which he called upon the Black clergy to lift their voices in opposition to the oppressive policies being promoted and likely to be enacted by Florida's Governor Rick Scott. Indeed, we certainly hope other men and women of the cloth will join him in speaking out and up-to Florida's legislative representatives. However, we wonder. Where are the voices of the hundreds of thousands of alumni and students who have attended or who are currently attending BethuneCookman University and Florida A&M University? After all, Governor Scott's budget proposes to cut funding to these two historically Black colleges for the first time in decades. Is there no one to raise a voice? Is there no one to pick up a pen, or activate the Internet? And what about Florida's minority businesses? What do these business owners have to say about the elimination of the state's Minority Business Assistance program? Certainly, some Black entrepreneur should clear a throat to speak. Moreover, where are the silent. voices of Florida's Black members of the legal community? Governor Rick Scott has made it very clear that he will not make the appointment of Black judges a priority. For that matter, the appointment of Black professionals to key positions in "his administration fs NOT on Rick Scott's mind. Therefore, if no one speaks up, Black Floridians might just regress to a state of the 1940s, 50s and 6os, or worse. Well, we're waiting for another Reverend Gallmon. L ast Tuesday, the City of Tampa elected a new leader for at least the next four years. The voters and citizens of this city were very fortunate in that they h.ad two good qualified and capa ble candidates in Rose Ferlita and the winner, Bob Buckhorn. Both candidates are two good people. Yes, the campaign went a little negative for a short pe riod of time during the runoff, but that was not who these two people are. Both of them are better than that. It was the heat of the election and the desire to be Tampa's next mayor. In the end though, Bob Buckhorn emerged the winner and he deserved to be. He deserved to win be cause he did the best job of selling himself and his plan for leading the City of Tampa E ven more so than it had ever been Channelside mall was a party, the other night. And well it should have been. For, Tampa's native son, Bob Buckhorn had just won what he had always dreamt of winning ever since he learned to spell the word. "M-A-Y-0-R!" With a sweep ing victory over a tough as nails opponent, Buckhorn had become Tampa's drum major! But what about the man whose closest friends call him "Bobby?" What about the once-younger-than-he-isnow professional bureaucrat who once caused an uproar at a local Black church when he stood up and smilingly an nounced in dialect to a stunned congregation, "I ain't no ways tired?" Hallelujah!! A local news-writer once asked Buckhorn a series of questions, which (at the time) seemed faintly humorous and nothing more, since the an swers Bobby supplied.were thought to come from a mid dle-age politico who had lost his opportunity to become a world-class contender. How ever, in the past two days, the fortunes of Bobby Buckhorn have changed. So, here's what a news writer asked Bobby as a joke. forward. When you consider the number of endorsements that mayor-to-be Buckhorn got, it is obvious that people bought into what Mayor Bob, get used to being called that, was offering. Mr. Buckhorn was a frequent visitor to neighborhoods and neighborhood activities through his time living in Tampa. So Bob didn't come to the neighborhoods during the campaign. He had been there all the time. All during his campaign. Bob Buckhorn repeatedly said he never left the neighborhood. Bob said all along that he knew the problems Tampa faced and he had a plan to solve the problems. The Florida Sentinel, Tampa Tribune, La-Gaceta, St. Petersburg Times, the And here's what Bobby an swered back as whim. Asked the writer, "What is your guiltiest pleasure?" Answered a pensive Buckhorn, "Probably smoking a cigar and sitting out on my boat with no telephone." Asked the writer, "Where would you live if you couldn't live in Tampa?" Answered a far-away-eyed Bob Buckhorn, "Probably Jackson Hole, Wyoming .. .The air is clean; the environ ment is just spectacular; you can be as active as you want to be in the winter, and you can hike all summer." (Could Tampa ever become a Sun coast Jackson Hole?). And then the writer asked him, "When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?" And Bobby said, "I wanted to be Presi dent of the United States. As a matter of fact, I started vol unteering for Bobby Kennedy's campaign in 1968 when I was ten." I could feel the gears groan in the writer's mind as they struggled to coine up with aworthy follow-up ques tion. "What would people be most surprised to learn about you?" he asked. Buckhorn no doubt, fixed the writer I, like so many others, be lieve that Bob Buckhorn will make a good mayor and do an excellent job ofleading this city. The man has the ex perience, the know-how, the energy, the dedication and most of all a deep abiding love for the City to Tampa. Rose Ferlita can walk away from this election with her head held high. She proved to be a formidable candidate, she ran a well-or ganized campaign, she worked hard and would have also made a good mayor. The problem for Ms. Rose Ferlita is that it was just Bob Buckhorn's time. I am sure that we will ., hear from again some where down the line. In the meantime Mayor Bob, 'put on your work clothes and roll up your sleeves. There is much work to be done. with a trademark riveting stare and cooed, "That poli tics isn't the focus of my life!" (Humph! I wonder if he'd say that, after last Tuesday). r-0 2:! c )> en m z :::! z m r-aJ c: r rm :::! z "'D c: m r-c;; ::::t m c Finally, running out of questions and running per ilously out of time, the writer threw his stiffest inquiry, "What will you do if you don't win an upcoming mayoral election?" In his best John F. m Kennedy smile, Bob Buck-horn answered, "I will go -1 back to being a dad and a husband. And you know, life en will go on." Yes, life will indeed; go on! After defeating Dick Greco, a man many considered to c have been one of Buck-"11 horn's greatest mentors; after trouncing Rose Ferlita, jut-jawed, steely-eyed who, had won, might have continued the tradition of no-nonsense female lead ership begun by Sandy Freedman and continued by Pam Iorio: and after lasting other worthy oppo nents who included Tampa's greatest dreamer (Ed Turnachik); and he who might have been our city's first Black mayor (Tom Scott), what will Bob Buckhorn do? :a c !( Will he continue to go early to the Gasparilla Day parade so he can stay home during the afternoon? Will he continue to daydream about discussing philosophy with Nelson Mandela? As we witness the chang-ing of the guard for the New City of Tampa, only time will tell. t

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Reader Agrees With Recent lener To The Editor I agree with the points brought out by Dayle Greene in a letter published on March 18, 2011. I was watching the new ABC network television show on Sunday night. It has something to do with a millionaire going into a community posing as a volunteer. On a recent episode, the successful real estate man gav, e at least $11o,ooo to 4 different non-profit groups and one single. mother and her daughter, all of whom were struggling with funds to "do some u.. good in the neighborC hood" or just exist with a better quality of life. > Then as I dried the tears from my eyes, I UJ thought about how a group that I am a memt-her of, The Sons of Allen i:t (SOA), which is a male W youth ministry of the [ij AME Church, is strugC gling to raise the monies needed,. for an upcoming UJ college/career tour. :J Both the recent letter to the editor of the SenQ. tinel and the 1V program prompted me to send in w this response. :j First of all, your read: ers need to know that for the 4-college tours sponw sored by the SOA, we have actually encouraged !z. and motivated at least 36 young men to enroll in c:c college, the Job Corps or c the military. While we a: are proud of that, we still g have much work to do u.. because the social problems facing mainly young Black and Latino males today, is more challenging than in 2006, the year of our first college 'tour. Here are some numbers I thought of: What if 1 person decided to be generous enough to donate $1o,ooo to our 501(c) 3 non-for-profit organization (The Tampa District Sons of Allen TDSOA) what if 10 people donated $1,000 each what if 20 people donated $500 each consider the possibilities if 40 people donated $250.each or how about So people donating $125 each think about 160 people donating $62.50 each How will such contributions help? I'm glad you asked! That will pay for 40 male middle, high school and community college students to visit Florida Memorial University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, The Miami Job Corps Center, The Black History seum in Ft. Lauderdale and the historic BethuneCookman Contributions will pay for the bus transportation, 2-nights hotel lodging and meals.-This trip is scheduled for 6ohours during spring breakApril25-27, 2011. Time is of the essence! Please help these young men, many of whom have never traveled outside of their neighborhood, to secure their future by some po-sitive exposure to life as they transition from boys to men. Again, if you would like to help, think about the title of a song by James Brown, "Please, Please, Please" send your checks or money orders payable to TDSOA, 2101 N. Lowe St., Tampa, FL 33605. Put 2011 college tour in the memo section. Only once during the past 5 years have we had to cailcel the college tour and that was because.of a lack of funds. As Greene alluded to in his letter; folk have needs, wants and certain priorities. Then I wonder how many of young Black and Latino men in Hillsborough County will actually take them on a college tour like the one the Sons of Allen is planning for the upcoming spring break. In closing, let me thank those who have or those who will contribute to this effort. Most of the background-cleared chaperones on this trip often have tears in their eyes when reading the essays written by the students. STEVE MILLER Tampa Attorneys That Really Care, Can Be Reached By Cell Phone 24n The End Is Near I don't think I'm ready for the world to end just yet . There are too many things on my "to do before I die" list that haven't been checked off. And since I don't want my last memory of this life to in clude standing up and being counted inside of a prison cell, I'm hoping to a little more time. That is why it bothers me whenever I hear people turn every natural disaster into a ''beginning of the end" doomsday scenario. It seems like every time an earthquake or hurricane strikes a densely populated area, the first thought that a person's mind involves some kind apocalyptic vision of the downfall of man. Last year, it was insinu ated by some that the de struction of Haiti was brought about because half of its population practiced some form of Voodoo .. A few years before that; the decadence of New Or > leans was said to be the blame for the Katrinatragedy. And now, with the Japanese experiencing unimagin able hardship, some are saying that their suffering is the result of them also falling out of favor with the Almighty, All of these events are supposed to be sign posts warning of an impending doom. But if that's the case, then the human species should have been wiped out years ago. Because these types of cataclysmic have been occurring since the beginning of time. Whenever this topic comes up in conversation, someone inevitably pulls out a Bible, immediately turns to Revelations and tries to compare what's happening now with passages from the book. They usually recite from chapter six because it speaks specifically of seals being broken and the Earth being over whelmed by wars, disease, earthquakes, famine and death. Of course, an educated Bible scholar will recognize that these passages were written allegorically. But for a simple mind who's been raised to interpret every word of the scripture literally, it .would be easy for him or her to turn on the evening news and come to the conclusion that we are indeed living in the final chapter of our existence. The thing is, all of the events that we are currently witnessing have transpired numerous times over the last 2000 years. If the author of Revelations was prognasti cating, who can say to which time his prophecies were meant to be applied? I am almost sure that this isn't the first time in history that people have tried to link their tumultuous lives with the upheaval spoken of in the Bible. And hundreds of years after those previous impend ing dooms never material ized, the descendants of those who constantly misinter preted the signs of their times, still hold on to the same phantom horror. The truth is that no one can tell you when or if this world as we know it will end. But as long as we continue to collectively live in fear of such an episode, there's no doubt that sooner or later those thoughts will manifest them selves into an unwelcome re ality. Anyone wanting con tact Clarence Barr can reach him at: Clarence Barr, II, 43110-018; Bennettsville F.C.I.; P. 0. Box 5202o;Bennettsville,SC 29512; or by email at clarence.barr798@gmail. com. Reality On Ice is b y the Florida Sentinel B._ulletin Publishing Com pany. Accident & Injuries Employment Civil Rights FamilyLaw Appeals 7211 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Ste 228

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------, Local :c New Mavor Grateful For Florida State Conference support Of communilv NUCP Oppose 'Sauuv BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The results of the runoff election on Tuesday evening was a dream come true for Mayor-Elect Bob Buckhorn. However, he said his work has just begun He waited on the results with his wife Dr, Cathy Lynch Buckhorn; and their two daughters Grace, 9 and 5-year-old Colleen. Of his win, Mayor-Elect Buckhorn said, "It was a good night and a good redemption "I'm grateful to the com munity for their support of me. I plan to live up to their expec tations. I will make some mis takes but my hopes and aspirations to do a good job will always be in my heart." Although the election was taxing, Mayor-Elect Buckhorn said his team has al ready hit the ground running. Wednesday brought about a full day of activity beginning with him preparing the girls for school. Later that afternoon, Mayor-Elect Buckhorn met with outgoing Mayor Pam lorio for a transitional meeting at City Hall. "Pam's got a good team and I'm going to approach the transition with caution. The next 8 days are going to be busy with the transition," he said. Although he knows bis days will be filled when he takes office on April 1st, Mayor-Elect Buckhorn said the one thing that will not change in his life is his role as daddy. "I'm stili going to be the daddy that takes them to school every day and who makes their lunches. I think it is very important to be daddy first." Mayor-Elect Buckhorn entered the race with a realis. tic approach. He said his team Mayor-Elect Bob Buckhorn and wife, Dr. Cathy Lynch Buckhorn celebrated his victory Tuesday evening. (Photograph by Julia Jackson). 1\) Pants' Legislation BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Lawmakers will vote on sev eral bills during this legisla tive session. One of those bills is an issue addressing a term called Sagging Pants," although legislators know it as HB 61 or SB 228. The bill is being sponsored in the House of Representa tives by Rep. Hazelle Rogers, District 94, Fort Lauderdale. Senator Gary Siplin, District 19, Orlando, REP. HAZELLE ROGERS SENATOR GARY SIPLIN is sponsoring a companion ... Sponsored House 'Saggy ... Sponsored House 'Saggy bill in the Senate. Pants' bill Pants' bill The bill addresses the sub-ject from school perspective expected to come in second despite the fact that schools indecent or vulgar manner or State NAACP C place in the March 151 race. already have dress codes. in a manner that disrupts the Opposes )> There were four other con-In summary, it: "The bill orderly learning environment. en tenders for the seat. prohibits students from wear"The bill also provides Members of the Florida His predictions were on ing their clothing in a manner both an escalating series of State Conference NAACP re-:::! point and he gathered that exposes underwear or disciplinary actions for stucently released its Legislative votes to win a runoff election body parts in an indecent or dents who violate the dress Priorities for 2011. The issues r-with Rose Ferlita. On Tuesvulgar manner. Wearing code, as well as a requirement range from supporting teacher day, Mayor-Elect Buck-clothing in such a manner is for adherence to appropriate salaries to opposing pending r-horn won a resounding often referred to as "sagging." dress and other student conlegislation such as the "Sag-J;; victory over Ferlita with vot"The bill requires school duct codes as a prerequisite ging Pants" legislation. :::! ers favoring him nearly 2-1. boards to include an explanafor participation in interThe organization stated in Z He stated that during the t ion of the responsibilities of scholastic extracurricular acits 2011 Florida State Legisla-;g campaign, he knocked on each student regarding approtivities." tive Priorities statement on m 25,000 doors and it paid off. priate dress within their code If passed, the bill would the issue: "We oppose the C The MayorElect moved to of student conduct. Addition-amend existing bills, but 'saggy pants' legislation which Tampa after graduating from ally, each school board must would reportedly have no fisexposes more young Black m Penn State University in 1980, adopt a dress code policy cal impact on state or local men to potential juvenile jus-He immediately became a part which forbids wearing clothgovernment. If it passes, it tice penalties and develop a < of the political fabric and ing in such a way as to expose will become effective on July lasting criminal history detri-m worked in the campaign of forunderwear or body parts in an 1, 2011. mental to their future." mer Mayor Sandy Freedman. After she was elected, M eeti n s m Buckhorn was hired as her __ ....s.L------------------------------1 Special Assistant. He ran for MI-ddleton Senor All-Class Reunion Meeting the office of Mayor, but was )> by Mayor Pam H-IUh ClaSS 011965 TheAll-ClassReunionMeeting(7os-8os)will z0 meet Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 6-7:30 p. m. The The first elected position meeting will be held at 3431 22nd St. On the Buckhorn. held was as City The Middleton Senior High School Class of agenda is planning for the annual picnic. c Councilman in 1995. He 1 965 will meet Monday, March 28 2011, 6=3 P For additional information, contact Ms. served until2003 when he bem. at the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Branch Library, Shellman (813-361-8798) or Reggie White ...... came a mayoral candidate. 2607 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (813-471-7423). THE NEW MT. ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF TAMPA, FLORIDA, INC. 24 Years Of Service Feed Our Children Ministries, Inc. Harvest Time Ministries lnt'l., Inc. 2511 E. Columbus Dr. Tampa 33605-2849 Church Phone (813) 248-8101 Fax (813) 247-6338 Family Life Center (813) 247-3899 REV. DR. WALTER J. WILLIAMS, Pastor Invites You To Come Worship With Us! Hear PRINCETON IRVIN PARKER *16-year-old Minister Member of Olive Grove Church of God in Christ, Los Angeles, Ministerial Staff Chu Organist Member of the and Inspirational Choir NAACP ACT-SO Oratory Wi SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 11 A. M Speaker P.O. Box 290415 Tampa, FL 33687 (813) 784-1021 FeedOuri:hildren.org. -----------,-MARCH 20-MARCH 27, 2011 Theme: "Maximizing Your Capacity An Ultimate Increase in 20 11"' 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 THURSDAY, MARCH 24TH -Pastor uytec/a McKinney, VIctory Temple Outreach Min. -T ampa FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH Pastor A. F. Nalson-VIckers Holy Outreach For Christ-Tampa SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH, BANQUET -7 P.M. CROWN PLAZA -WESTSHORE BLVD, Tampa "'D SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH, Apostle Datrld A. Boyd, H a rvestTime Minist ries, tnt' I., Lutz )> BUILDING DEDICATION SERVICES SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH 5:00 P.M. Apostle Mark Jones, Center For Manifestation G) m ....... I )>

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N -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------LO N J: () a: < :iE > <( c a: LL Is Age 5 The Magic Numberil Debate Raised After Charter School Comes Under Fire BRENDA KEARSE ... Principal, A. T. Jones Academy A. T. JONES ACADEMY BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer A. T. Jones Academy stands >-to lose tens of thousands of <( dollars in state and local e funding because of an enrollfE ment mistake. c The school sits near the Z property of Bible-Based < Fellowship Church on Ehrlich Road in North Tampa. It C opened as a charter school ffl last August for Kindergarten through sth grade, specializing in Math, Science and a: Technology. The problem came about w when Principal Brenda C Kearse sought help from the school district regarding a en kindergartener with behav::J ioral problems. An investigation into that student's backa. ground revealed the child was z only four years old, therefore i= not eligible, by state law, to be enrolled in public school. ..J That set off a fire storm. Further investigation ..J revealed 21 other students fell W into that category. Kearse says she thoroughly read the z state statutes on charter w en Nia Inspirations Presents .... schools and was under the impression charters had some independence in that area. "There was some confusion in the interpretation of the vari ous statutes related to charter schools. The Board and I did not intend to break any laws. We were just trying to provide an opportunity for a niche market of scholars that were bored in the normal VPK pro gram -." The school was forced to withdraw all 22 students and now stands to have its twice monthly funding drastically reduced if those enrollment slots aren't quickly filled. The school is also in jeopardy of having to repay nearly $8o,ooo in state funds used for the children 's education. The school's Board of Directors held a meeting Tuesday night to address the problem and to allow parents to voice their concerns. They also provided those parents with a list of nearby schools in the area -that would immedi ately enroll the students at no charge through the use of VPK vouchers offered to all i a: 0 ..J LL A FAMILY EMPOWERMENT MUSICAL "Old School & New School" Friday, April 8, 2011 FeaturingTampa's own nationally recognized recording artist gepeda Mckay -The Gospel Warriors Dt. Bevelyn Jones The MTI Praise Team & Host, Comedian Steffon Vann Bring you entire family -from generation to generation. There's something for everybody! Friday, April 8th @8pm PROMPTLY-Doors open at 7 :30 @ 34th Street Church of God 3000 34th Street Tampa, FL 33605 Entrance Fee ONLY $5 Donation at Door < Sponsored by Nla Inspirations www.nlalnspiratlons.com cb For the MTIFOC EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE April 5t11 -10111 w visit www.drdavldjones.net four year olds in the state. Meanwhile, school officials are working on a second option to help accommodate the families affected. It's a program called Accelerated Scholars. It is designed to continue the accelerated learning the students have been exposed to since enrollment and would be indepen dent of A. T. Jones Academy However, it would come at a cost to parents of $115 per week in tuition because district funds cannot be used. The money would cover the classroom teacher' s salary and supplies for students .for the remaining two months of school. Parents have shown an overwhelming support for Principal Kearse and say they are grateful for all she has done to rectify this situa tion. Kearse is a 37year veteran in Florida's school sys tem. She retired in 2003, con vinced her years in education were over, but then tragedy struck. Her youngest son was shot and killed last year while home from college. Kearse -continues to grieve, but says she wanted to use the incident to make a dif ference in the lives of others. She decided to return to the school system in an effort to further impact the liYes of children, in particular young Black men She's hoping parents will consider enrolling their child at A. T. Jones the remaining school term. "One of the things the child can receive in this short time period is exposure to technology. Every class has Mac laptops and iPads. Teachers are using these tools to provide high quality instruction." There's one piece of advice she'd like to give parents and lawmakers. "Never underesti mate the power of a child to learn with the information given to them. It doesnit matter the age, because iim see ing if y01,1 serve it up, the kids will take it." For more information on the school and enrollment, call (813) 264-2222 or log onto www.atjonesacademy.com. Kitchen Fires Erupt In Three Tampa Homes Members of the Tampa Fire Department responded to three kitchen fires on earlier this week. All of the fires took place on Monday afternoon. The first fire took place at the Brookside Apartments. Maurice Williams, 21, 8414 Cerro Circle, reported that he wasi1eating grease on the stove. He went to check the mail and returned a few minutes later. When he returned, the grease had caught fire. A neighbor used a fire extinguisher to fight blaze until firefighters arrived. The damage was estimated at $5,000 and was limited to the kitchen. The American Red Cross is helping Williams. Shortly after 5:30 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at 4604 N. 35th Street. Upon arrival, they observed smoke coming from the home. No one was home when the fire started and a neighbor called 9-1-1 after observing smoke coming from the vacant home of Ms. Jerrolyn Dewberry, 35. Officials said the fire was started after a teenager placed potpourri in a pot of water on the stove and forgot to turn it off. Most of the damage was limited to the kitchen and estimated at $15,000. The American Red Cross is helping the two adults and two children who live in the house. The third fire took place shortly before 6:30 p.m. at 9319 N. Highland Avenue. The investigation revealed that Ms. Sharon Touchton, 65, had a pot of grease on the stove. She thought she had turned the burner on under a different pot, but had applied the heat to the grease. She attempted to carry the pot outside after it burst into flames. She dropped the pot and suffered minor injuries, but was able to escape. Ms. Touchton was treated at the scene by fire rescue paramedics, but didnit want to go to the hospital, officials said. The kitchen suffered heavy damage, but the rest of the home only had smoke damage. Ms. T 'ouchton has lived in the home for the past 18 years. The American Red Cross is also providing assis tance to her. ''The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself' (813) "248-1921 Looking For A Place To Hang Out, meet New People Or Even Get Together With Friends Who Share Your Love For Christ? Now There's A Place For You To Do Just That While You GET YOUR PRAISE ON!!!! Come On In And Enjoy Local, Talented Gospel Artists Showcasing Their God-Given Talents. Check Out horcogcomplex.com For More Information. Every Friday Evening Beginning March 25, 2011 HORCOG Complex,lnc. 1605 East Hillsborough Ave. 9:00 P.M. To 1:00 A.M. 813-37 4-8915 General Admission $7.00 (For Most Fridays)

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oca .. Alumni Choirs Preparing For ScholarshiP Musical 3:: )> ::IJ" 0 ::r: 1\) U1 The Don Thompson/Howard W. Blake and Mid dleton Family and Friends Alumni Cl;loirs have united to present the 2oti Scholarship Musical. The is the 8th year for the event. The purpose of this yearly event is to help some Alrican American Firsts DOROTHY BROWN Question: Who was the first African American woman surgeon in the South (living in Nashville, Tennessee), who opened doors previously closed to both African Amer icans and women? Answer: Dorothy Brown. BLAKE AND MIDDLETON ALUMNI CHOIR 1\) 0 ...... ...... deserving high school senior to continue his or her educatiqn at a higher level. Both choirs have helped stUdents. "'tJ Ave., Rev. Dr. C. T. Kirkland, pastor. C: The program will be held Saturday, April2, 2011, 6 p.m., at Mt. Pleasant MB Church, 2oo2 N. Rome There will be guest choirs from throughout the area: Gospel Music Workshop of America/Tampa en Chapter, Hillsborough Community Mass Choir and ffi Life Changing Baptist Church Men's Choir. C 1934 W. Main Street Tampa, Florida 33607 Bishop Philip F. Tucker, Pastor pastor & 1st Lady's Appreciation Sunday, Minch 27, 2011 3:30 P. M. Theme: Pressing Toward The Mark Of The High Calling Of God. Bishop Tucker & lstLady Superintendent C. U.Sutton Miracle Temple Anointed Voices of Praise Mentors for Ministry Cousins in Christ m < m -t c: m (/) c )> z c :lJ g -C) m c.o I )>

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0 Loca N In Celebration Of Women's History Month RE-BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1924 Comanche Ave. Tampa REV. DR. ZACHARY S. HUDSON, Pastor a:
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Local Inauguration Ceremonv Held For HCC President President Dr. Atwater is shown with Raheem Morris, Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, at the event. Last Wednesday, members of the community gathered at Hillsborough Community Col lege for the 2011 Presidential Showcase and Inauguration of Dr. Ken Atwater. The event was held at the downtown Hyatt Hotel. More than 400 people attended the function, whiCh raised more than $115,000 for first generation scholarships. The event featured perform ances from students and fac ulty from HCC's visual and performing arts programs as well as desserts prepared by HCC culinary students. Dr. Atwater focused on his future vision for HCC and announced plans for the "Dr. Ken Atwater Scholarship En dowment Campaign" that will raise $2.5 million to assist Among those attending the inauguration for Dr. Ken Atwater last week were his family members Barbara Atwater, Ronald Atwater, Ruby Hurt, Dr. Ken Atwater, Willie Shelby, Charles Smith, and Clara Rutherford. President Dr. Ken Atwater is shown with Ed Burris, Betty Burris, and Judy Schueler. COmer Store Slreel ThisAA Owned Business HCC's most deserving stu d e nts. An additional $15,000 was raised in support of the en dowment campaign that eve ning Dr. Atwater became the i11 president of the community college on July 1, 2010. Prior to relocating to Tampa to accept the position, he senred as the President of South Mountain Community College for 9 years. Dr. Atwater earned both his B. S. degree, in Speech, Theater and Sociology, and Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling from Murray State University. He continued his education and earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education (with a focus on community colleges) from Southern Illinois University m Carbondale, Illinois. Bumphus, President, of the American Association of Community Colleges, attended the Inauguration. DON'T MISS THIS!!! The Charmettes, Inc. Hillsborough County Chapter Will Sponsor "A DAY OF SHOPPING" Saturday, April 2, 2011 Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center 3402 N. 22nd Street 8 A. M.-3 P. M. U.u. L, Come out, browse and select items from racks of fashionable, nearly new clothing. Such items as dresses, blouses, jackets, slacks, shoes and purses will be available for sale. Be smart, shop smart and save in style. ., ::::tJ c :5: )> ::::tJ 0 :I: I\) 01 I\) 0 .... ....

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Meetings ar) C\1 :I: () a: <( :2: Cultural Diversitv, One Divinitv 0 Mt. Calvary Seventh-Day fE Adventist Church presents m The International Food Festival is Sunday, April 3rd, 10 a. m. 5 p m. "Cultural Diversity, One Divinity," April 2 and 3, 2011. The event will be a weekend of diverse cultures. The Parade of Nations will be on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 10 a. For more information, con tact Carlos Cato (813) 6oo 3395, Rudy Isaac (813) 841-1697, or Dalton Beckles (727) 215-7071. Communitv Meeting Planned For Hoben w. Saunders librarv The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System will host a Community Meeting Thursday, April 7, 2011, 6:30-8 > p. m. at the Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library. Israel Grajales, Project Manager, Hillsborough County 0: Architectural Services, will seek input from citizens concerning LL the forthcoming rebuilding of this library. Please come and give your input <( c en w 1-> a: w > w c w :I: en ::::i m D.. z i= w ...J ...J m Hairsprav Performed At King High King High School, 6185 N. 56th St. (Tampa 33610) is producing Hairspray, the hit Broadway musical. Hairspray will be performed Tuesday, April 5th and Thursday, April 7th, 7 p. m. For additional information, contact Ms. Carole Anderson, (305) 975-2730, or email carole.anderson@sdhc.k12.fl.us In The Spotlight ANISE Today's Spotlight Springtime blossom is Anise. Anise is a very motivated young lady that loves spending time with her family and friends. Anise says the man in her life must be thoughtful, respectful, caring and strong. Congratulations to Anise as this week's Spotlight feature. If youfre in being in the Beauty Unlimited or Spotlight, please send your information and photo, including a contact number to: fjohnson @flsentinel.com. Prevention & Education Extractions Crowns & Bridges Dentures Partials Root Canal Therapy Repair & Relines *Gold Crown (Real) Available

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Local 119 And The Oldest In Too smooth Presents The World; Guinness 13th comedv Show Won't Recognize Her And Birthdav Bash :: BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer Mrs. Rebecca Lanier celebrated her 119th birthday March 24. She was born in Mississippi on that day in 1892. To put that in perspec tive, that's the year Benjamin Harrison was President, the 23rd to be exact. Mrs. Lanier's parents were slaves; however, slavery had ended by the time she was born. She has outlived a husband and two daughters and at the seasoned age of 119 she is the oldest living person in the world. The Social Se curity Administration con firms it, but The Guinness Book of World Records won't recognize it Mrs. Lanier lives near Cleveland Ohio with her 61-year-old grandson. Jimmie Shambley talked by phone MRS. REBECCA LANIER with the Florida Sentinel and explained the dilemma. I submitted her informa tion to the World Records. I even included her Social Se curity information. They say they need a birth certificate. I've been everywhere in Mis sissippi trying to track some thing, but Mississippi didn' t start requiring birth certifi cates for Blacks until 1912," 20 years after Mrs. Lanier was born. Shambley proudly notes his grandmother wakes every morning and makes her own bed, then takes a bus to a nearby senior citizens facility for various activities and interaction with "her peers." She still travels the country, usually by airplane and only occasionally uses a cane to walk. "She does basically everything for herself around here," he says. "Once a week we go downstairs to the basement area and she comes back up on her own." When a Cleveland reporter asked what her secret to long life is, Mrs. Lanier responded, "to just keep on living." Shambley says he's hopeful his grandmother will live long enough for someone to see her story and help him give her the recognition she deserves Plant High Freshman Wins Jack And Jill Teen Oratorical-Contest The Greater Tampa Chapter Jack and Jill Teen Orator ical and Art Competition was held on Sunday, March 20th at 3 p. m. at USF Library (Grace Allen Room) The local winner was Nolan E. Padgett, Jr., a freshman at Plant High School. He is the son _of Nolan Sr., and Sheila A. Padgett and has orie brother, Cameron A. Padgett. He also plays basketball for the Tampa Bay Ambassadors AAUteam. The Ann Owen Gordon Teen Oratorical Competition is held every year. The winner at the local level goes to the State competition to compete against other Teens in the Southeasthern Region. That competition will be held on April 9, 2011 in Brevard County. Greater Tampa Chapter has 56 Teens ranging in age from 12-19. The Teens host monthly Leadership meetings where they learn about Finan cial Literacy, Public Speaking and Communications, Re sponsibility, Building Confi dence, Goal Setting, Risk-Tasking and other lead ership development skills. They also participate in vari ous community service proj ects. Nolan E. Padgett, Sr. and winner, Nolan E. Padgett, Jr. The Mistress of Ceremony for the event was Teen Meagan Thurston, who cur rently serves as the GTC Teen Recording Secretary and on the Southeastern Region Te e n Editorial Board. Other Program participants were GTC Teens: Brenton Honeywell (serves on the Southeastern Region Teen Advisory Board), Teen Collins, Teen Cameron Padgett, and Teen Michelle DuPree (GTC Teen Vice-President). Oratorical and Art Compe tition Judges were: Kay Andrews, Lucinda Askew, Veronica Blakely, Pamela Willingham, and Natalie Epo. The Timekeeper was Copathia Parrott. Art Competition winner is GTC Teen, Lea Estrill. The Michelle DuPree (GTC Teen Vice-President and program participant), GTC President Tangela D. DuPree, and GTC Father Auxiliary Chair, Michael DuPree. winner of the Art Competition will have their artwork placed on a T -Shirt for th e Teens to wear at the 55th Annual Southeastern Region Teen Leadership Conference being held in Atlanta, GA, June 22nd-June 26th. TOO SMOOTH One of Tampa's most hum ble and hardest working pro moters, Too Smooth celebrates the 13th anniver sary of his annual comedy show and birthday bash on Sunday, March 27th. The 13th Annual Comedy Show, which brings a variety of BET comics with national performing and TV credits to town, has been held at a vari ety of venues in the Tampa Bay area and this year is being held at the Vanity Ultra Lounge, 3603 W. Waters Ave., Tampa. Comedian Double D will host the show, featuring headliner Barba:r:a Carlyle, Comedian/ Actress whose resume' includes appearances on Def Comedy Jam, Apollo Comedy Hour, Comic Xscape, just to name a few. Her comedic skills are so carefully sharpened that she leaves au diences in stitches wherever she goes! Too Smooth has estab lished a strong presence in the Tampa Bay area for promot ing concerts, comedy shows, gospel stage plays, talent com petitions and a great deal of entertaining events for over 13 years. Too Smooth has gar nered an esteemed charis matic reputation within the entertainment industry and persistently looks for ways to bring entertainment to the ap-5 propriate audience. This is ::c one of Too Smooth's signa-0 ture events and he will be eel-)> ebrating his birthday as well, born on March 28th. Z Are you are looking for a fun night out? Thinking about m getting your laugh on? Too Smooth's 13th Annual Com-c edy Show and Birthday Bash J= is the place to be! Sunday, m March 27, 2011. Doors open at 6 :30 p. m. Mix and Mingle, "'C Comedy Show starts at 7:30 p. C m. Birthday Bash/Party at 9 :3 0 p m. and Concert at (i) 10:45 p .m. For more information and o tickets call Too Smooth at m 813-244-7474 or visit taos-mooth@toosmoothent.com. JJ ....j c CAULDRON m en 0 JAMAICAN RESTAURANT AUTHENTIC JAMAICAN ClJ1SINE 6842 50th Street/Siigh Ave. Tampa, Fl (Formerty located In Ybor City) Mon.-Sat. 11 A.M.9 P.M. (813) 622-7910 NOW SERVING BREAKFAST Tuesday-Friday 8A.M. -1 P.M. )> z 0 JJ 0

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N :I: (.) a: <( :: c Michael Vick: Visit To Bav Area Prison, 'Therapeutic For Me' Tony Dungy, Michael Vick and Peter King at the news conference. All were speakers at the dinner. BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer It's been six months since the legendary Rev. Abraham Brown left this life. But, before his death last he passed along his passion of ministry to those he left behind. He would have turned 84 years old March 18. w Workers and volunteers at :I: Abe Brown Ministries found the perfect way to celebrate. m They visited Avon Park ::l Correctional Institution in Polk ll. County and they took with Z them a man who now gives tij new meaning to the word ..J "restoration." S NFL Quarterback Michael m Vick traveled to the Bay area ..J over the weekend. He came at W the invitation of his mentor and Abe Brown Ministries sup Z porter, Tony Dungy. Vick's W mission was simple: to give CJ) hope to young men who feel t!i there is none. "The message ii: was to stay encouraged," he 0 says. "Keep the faith and prac..J tice patience in this situation." LL Vick shared those words with some 700 inmates, many of whom are younger than age 25. "It was very humbling and at the same time a bit overwhelming Vick spent nearly two years in prison on felony dog fighting charges. His visit to Avon Park Correctional comes nearly two years to the day of his release. It was also the first time since then Vick returned to prison and he found himself surprised by the outcome. "It was actually therapeutic for me. It helped me in a certain regard. It's one of those things that I'm proud of." Dungy says these visits are nothing new for Abe Brown Ministries. Volunteers have been making similar trips for over 30 years. Dungy came
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Soaps ALL MY CHILDREN-JR admits to Marissa he wants his family back; the men of Pine Valley participate in a bachelor auction; Jake cancels his date with Amanda. Scott is happily surprised to see that his bachelor date is with Marissa; Kendall wins the bid for a date with Griffin; Ricky's unhappy when he discovers Cara, not Kendall, is his date. BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Katie demands to know if Bill was trying to kill Amber; Amber invites Oliver to her din ner party; Katie is hurt that Bill confided in Steffy but not her; Oliver tells Hope that he still has feelings for her; Steffy con fronts Thomas about Ridge's memo. Katie calls upon an old friend for a place to stay; Amber arid Liam discuss an upcoming ultrasound, and their conversation becomes too much for Hope to bear; Steffy offers to help Bill through this rough patch in his marriage; Hope and Liam kiss. DAYS OF OUR LIVES-Kate and Vivian get into an argu ment; EJ manipulates Taylor to get her away from Brady; Stephanie tells Dario that he shouldn't believe Melanie; Bo and Hope vow to make their reconciliation work; Ciara secretly tells Theo she s running away Daniel hits Dario over a misunder standing; Stefano learns EJ is in love with Taylor; Abigail feels she and Chad can no longer be friends ; Sami owns up to slip ping impostor Rafe his and he verbally attacks her. GENERAL HOSPITAL-Carly confronts Jason with her fears that she hit Jake; Michael decides protect his mother even if it means destroying evidence; Patrick threatens Johnny.Carly receives a message from Franco, threatening Josslyn; Jason and Liz share a heartfelt moment of regrets and sorrow; Soriny and Brenda rush home to Port Charles. ONE LIFE TO LIFE Nigel is put in the hot seat about Clint's illegal activities; Nora and Rex put together a time line of the night of Eddie's death; a new girl in town takes an interest in Starr and James. Dorian asks Viki to be her matron of honor; Cutter lies to Aubrey about Tess; David and Dorian may marry. YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS-Jana finds a mysterious note; Abby accepts Victoria and Nick s offer. Chance confronts Heather; Michael and Daniel search for Daisy Voice Your Opinion Hotline #: (866) 977-4820 For Advertisement Or Sponsorship Opportunities Call King Cobra Enterprises (813) 244. Top20 Top2o Hip-Hop Singles 1. Look At Me Now ... Chris B rown Featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes 2. Moment 4 Life ... Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake 3 Love Faces ... Trey Songz 4 6 Foot 7 Foot... Lil Wayne Featuring Cory Gunz 5 All Of The Lights ... KanyeWest 6. Fall For Your Type .. Jamie Foxx Featuring Drake 7 Did It On'em ... Nicki Minaj 8. Down On Me .. Jeremih Featuring so Cent 9 No BS .. Chris Brown 10. Far Away .. Marsha Ambrosius 11. Where You At ... Jennifer Hudson 12. Roll Up ... Wiz Khalifa 13. You Be Killin Em . Fabolou s 14. Pretty Girl Rock ... Keri Hilson 15. Love Letter ... R. Kelly 16. Grove St. Party ... Waka Flocka Flame Featuring Kebo Gotti 17. Aston Martin Music .. Rick Ross Featuring Drake & Chrisette Michele 18. Can't Be Friends ... TreySongz 19. Walking ... Mary Mary 20. Make A Movie ... Twista Featuring Chris Brown :a s: )> :a (') :::t 1\) U1 Limitless Bradley Cooper scores big with this action-packed thriller. Must see! No.1 at the box office. Made $19M. :: (Budget $27M). **** Battle: Los Angeles -The aliens come back to earth with a bad attitude A Black Hawk Down type filming ofmovie. Action-packed. Must see! Made $6oM. (Budget $70M). ***112 Rango -A lizard (voice of Johnny Depp) discovers adventure in this animated Western. Well-written. Made $92M. (Budget $135M). ***112 The Adjustment Bureau-Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in this crazy love story about two people who fight against the Bureau to stay together. Who is the CEO? Made $48M. (Budget $62M). ***112 Hall Pass Owen Wilson stars in this so-so-corPedy about husbands getting a week to hang-out. Not for kids. Made $39M. (Budget $36M). ** Driving Angry What The __ Nicholas Cage returns from hell to save his grandbaby from a devil worshipper. Bloody and violent. Made $10M. (Budget N/A). ** The King's Speech Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush give Oscar worthy performances about a brother who would be King but his leadership is questioned because he stutters. The film won Oscar for Best Movie and Firth-Best Actor. Worth Seeing! Made $132M. (Budget $15M).*** Black Swan -A New Y 6rk ballerina (Natalie Portman) en-f! tersinto an intense battle of wills against another dancer. A 0 nice psychological, supernatural thriller. Portman wins Oscar :a for Best Actress Not for kids. Made $106M. (Budget $10oM). ***112 CJ) The Fighter-Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale star in m this very good boxing film since the first Rocky. Must See! Bale and Melissa Leo win Best Supporting Actor I Actress. Must See! Z Made $93M. (Budget $25M). *** 1j2 p:! RATINGS **** Very Good I ***Good I **Average I *Wait For Video ---------------------------------------------tD c: r rm ::! z "'D c: tD c CJ) :::t m c m < m :a -< c: m CJ) c )> z c :a c

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E_ntertainment N Chris Brown Destrovs 'GMA' Dressing Room . CHRIS BROWN NEW YORK -Chris Brown allegedly trashed his dressing room at 'Good Morning America' and broke a win dow with a chair after co-host Robin Roberts asked him about his attack on Rihanna. Brown was on the ABC morning television show Tuesday to promote his new album, "FA.M.E.," released the same day. During his in terview with Roberts, she asked him about the 2009 at tack on his then-girlfriend. An agitated Brown tried to de flect the questions and said: "I'm past that in my life." After the interview, Brown performed. Ja Rule Pleads Guiltv To $3M Tax Evasion c a: LL. c z < JARULE c ffi NEW ARK, NJ -Rapper ::> and actor Ja Rule admitted Tuesday that he failed to pay a: taxes on more than $3 million w > in income, and he faces up to W three years in' prison. fa The platinum-selling rap::I: per, whose given name is Jeffrey Atkins, earned the m money between 2004 and 2006 while he lived in an up Z scale community in northern i= New Jersey. If the plea conditions are 5 met, the government will dism miss two counts against him ...J for unpaid taxes on about $1 million he earned in 2007 and i= 2008. z w en < c a: 0 ...J LL Atkins is schedul e d to be sentenc e d June 13 on the three tax evasion charges. He faces up to one year in prison and $10o ,ooo in fin e s on each count. Five days before that, he is scheduled to report to prison in New York to serve a two year sentence after pleading guilty in December to at tempted criminal possession of a weapon. Atkins' attorney, Stacy Richman, is expected to file to have the tax evasion sen tence served concurrently with the weapons sentence. Atkins appeared in U.S. District Court in Newark dressed in a brown leather jacket, pullover and blue jeans. He answered a series of questions from U.S. Magistrate Patty Shwartz and Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Mack about his in come from 2004 to 2008, which reached $1.59 million in 2005 and graduall y fell to $490,000 in 2008. Featured Comics: PRESCOTI, DOUBLE D BARBARA CARLYE Tickets Call: (813) 244-7474 soulia Bovs Brother Killed In Auto Accident SOULJABOY Rapper Soulja Boy re vealed via Twitter that he is mourning the loss of his younger brother. Details are scarce but Soulja tweeted this: at home crying my e y es out I cant believe my Lil bro is gone ... today is not m y day .. RIP lil brother love you always The Atlanta rapper later retweeted a condolence mes s age from @CEOMiamiMike c onfirming his sibling's death from an auto accident Dr. ore Wins Court Ruling In Michigan lawsuit DR.DRE A lawsuit against legendary West coast producer Dr. Dre, claiming that he was responsi ble for the unlawful taping and production of private police conversation was thrown out in a Michigan Supreme Court. The lawsuit w a s brought forth b y Detroit Councilman Gary Brown who was a po lice offi c ial working the "Up In Smoke Tour in 2000. Brown claims his priv acy was violated when h e was recorded having a backstage between officials and producers of the show. The tour was headlined by Dre, Eminem, Snoop and Ice Cube. Brown's conversation was included on the Up In Smoke DVD titled "Detroit Controversy" which caused him and two other officers to file a $ 3 billion dollar lawsuit against Dr. Dre which has been dis missed three times by lower courts. In a 6-1 ruling, the suit was again dismissed by the courts citing that there is no privacy for on duty officers. The ruling means citizens have the state given right to film officers as they perform their jobs giving citizens the ability to visually report officer misconduct and abuse. Beef Between Simmons And Cosbv Continues RUSSELL SIMMONS vs. BILL COSBY The beef between Russell Simmons and Bill Cosby continues. The two were atten dees at the recent Jackie Robinson Annual Awards din ner. Simmons wanted to speak with Cosby to end their feud which began when Simmons criticized Cosby's 2009 "Sfate Of Emergency project, which included a rap album. Simmons wrote a post on GlobalGrind.com about their confrontation at the awards dinner that has since been deleted. In the post, Simmons claims that Cosby refused to talk to him. I wanted to find him to apologize, Simmons wrote, "to tell him I was sorry about my statements and to tell him that I loved him. Simmons was met with ani mosity from the Cosby who reportedly told Simmons to get the f ck out of my face. lil wavne Cleared Of Sexual Assault At Studio Session LIL WAYNE And NOEL FISHER At a pre-Grammy party that took place at the house of pro d\}cer Noel "Detail" Fisher in CA, a female catering assistant who had been hired to provide food for the party later claimed she was held in side the house against her will and sexuall y assaulted Lil Wayne happened to be there recording vocals that night, but his name was not mentioned in the police report. Fisher, however has been accused of holding the woman o v ernight allegedly and she has also taken a rape test at the hospital with results pending. Slim Thug Sued Over Alleged Beating Rapper Slim Thug is being sued by a man who claims the Houston MC pistol whipped him during a business meet ing. Clarence Evans of Harris County, Texas filed a lawsuit against the third coast rapper on March 18 claiming that he attended a meeting along with Slim Thug and several of the rapper's associates when he was "without warning" beaten and pistol whipped by Thugger. The suit also alleges that Slim Thug commanded his e ntourage to rob him of his be longings. SLIM THUG Evans is suing.Slim Thug and his associate Raymond Thomas for medical ex penses lost wages, pain and suffering mental anguish, physical disability and disfig.: urement.

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F ntertainment ., WhV liz loved MJ Oprah To Be Honored With Broadcasting Award Hollywood legend Eliza-Twenty-five years and one she launched the "Oprah Win-beth Taylor died Wednesday ofthe most well-known shows fre y Show" under her com-lJ of congestive heart failure at in history snagged Oprah pany Harpo Productions. age 79. Over the years one of Winfrey a place in the Illinois The award-winning show is her most memorable public reBroadcasters Association's seen in nearly 150 countries lationships was the friendship Hall of Fame. Oprah will be around the world. It will come she shared with Michael inducted as its sole inductee at to an end in September. Jackson. In the last few years a ceremony on May 3 She launched OWN, Oprah of Jackson's career the pair ELIZABETH TAYLOR Winfrey came to the Winfrey Network, at the bewere inseparable. And MICHAEL JACKSON Windy City in 1984. In 1986, ginning of the year. In the midst of rumors and controversies, Taylor was often the first person to make a statement on Jackson's be half. They bonded over shared experiences as child stars who became Hollywood legends, citing that they both felt that their youth was stolen from them. When tabloids Jackson built a shrine to Taylor at his Ranch home many fans believed it. In 2009 after hearing news of Michael death Taylor said. "My heart ... my mind ... are broken. I loved Michael with all my soul and I can't imagine life without him. II Taylor went on to say, "He will live in my heart forever but it's not enough. My life feels so empty. I don't think anyone knew how much we loved each other. The purest most giving love I've ever known. Oh God! I'm going to miss him. I can't yet imagine life with out him. But with God's help .. .I'lllearn." In 1993 when Jackson sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview at his Ranch, Taylor was right by his side. Winfrey told Jackson that she had heard that he pro posed to Taylor. He said, "Elizabeth is gorgeous, beau tiful and I'm crazy about her; I would like to have proposed to her.'' Oprah asked Taylor, "What do you think is most misunderstood about Jackson?" Taylor said, "He is highly intelligent, shrewd, in tuitive, understanding, sympa thetic and generous to almost a fault of himself." Winfrey asked Taylor, "What do you want the world to know about Michael?" Taylor said "What a wonder ful, giving, caring, generous man he is, how good he is, he wildly funny and a good man." Washington To Give Penn Commencement Speech PHILADELPHIA --Two-' time Oscar winner Denzel Washington has been se lected to deliver the com mencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania. College officials announced Tuesday that Washington will address about s,ooo grad uates and receive an honorary degree at the May 16 cere mony. Washington's son Malcolm is a sophomore at the Ivy League school in Philadelphia. Penn President Amy Gutmann says the 56-year-old star of "Malcolm X," "Glory" DENZEL WASHINGTON and "Philadelphia" has "used his tremendous talent as an actor to bring the most signifi cant social and historical is sues into the limelight." She also praised Washington for his work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Murphv Given Comedv Award What better way to set off the first ever Comedy Award show than to salute Eddie Murphy as the inaugural re cipient of the Comedy Icon Award? The Co_medy Awards show will be aired April 10th on multiple MTV Networks out lets, including Comedy Cen tral, Spike, CMT, TV Li:md, Logo and Nick at Nite. Murphy started doing stand-up comedy in New York City and got his break per forming in some of the most memorable sketches in Satur day Night Live history. He then got into films and his notoriously funny, one EDDIE MURPHY man-movies, Delirious and Raw became classics that still impact the hip-hop commu nity. "From tpe characters he cre ated on 'SNL,' to his ground breaking stand-up performances and unforget table film roles, Murphy changed the game forever."

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Tavlor Gets Probation, (.) Teen savs He Desened Jail :l: LAWRENCE TAYLOR NEW CITY, NY Former football star Lawrence Taylor was sentenced Tuesday to six years on pro bation for an encounter with an underage prostitute. The New York Giants exlinebacker pleaded guilty in January to sexual misconduct and having sex with the C underage prostitute. The girl, now 17, appeared c in court with well-known Z attorney Gloria Allred and <( said afterward that Taylor c should have gone to jail. The girl has been identified in court and by Allred only by her initials, C.F. The teen denied she is a prostitute and said another man forced her to go to Taylor's hotel room in May 2010. She Taylor could tell that she had been beaten and that she was underage. She said Taylor took "something from her and should be behind bars. Allred said the girl had wanted to read a victimimpact statement in court. The judge, however, said victims are entitled to speak only at felony sentencings. Taylor had pleaded guilty to misdemeanors. Taylor was arrested May 6 at a Holiday Inn in Montebello, N.Y., after the girl's uncle contacted New York City police. The ex-ath lete was charged with thirddegree rape because she was underage. (1)1-----------------------------------------------w ::::) 1-w > w c w ::t (/) ::J m ::::) 0. z i= w ..J ..J ::::) m ..J w z i= z w (/) a: 0 ..J LL <( co T"" Duncan's Recoverv Still Unknown TIM DUNCAN SAN ANTONIO -Tim Duncan is on crutches and the San Antonio Spurs don't know when he'll be back. Duncan passed an MRI test Tuesday with no signs of structural damage in his sprained left ankle. The Spurs won't know how long the 34-year-old might be out Get A Quote @ www.olinmott.com until later this week, but Duncan will miss at least the next three games as the NBA's winningest team tries to clinch the West's No. 1 seed Duncan sprained the ankle Monday night in a win over Golden State. Four min utes had barely passed in the game when Duncan, after making a short jumper, landed awkwardly on his left foot and collapsed beneath the basket. The two-time MVP lay clutching the foot for more than a minute in the scariest moment for the Spurs all season. San Antonio has reclaimed its place atop the NBA behind the durability of Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili after injuries derailed the fourtime champions the last few years IIIII OL/NMOTT TIRE /Ill/STORES Your Tire Headquarters For: t.m;:un sFGoodrlclj .UNJROYAC. EAST TAMPA {813) 237-3946 3741 E HILLSBOROUGH AVE . NORTH TAMPA {813) 935-3164 10103 N. FLORlDA AVE. WEST TAMPA (813) 253-3183 I 1119 WEST KENNEDY BLVD TEMPLE TERRACE (813) 980-0220 8850 N. 56TH ST. 1 BRANDON {813) 685-2908 528 W. BRANDON BLVD PLANT CITY {813) 752-2388 302 PALMER ST many more .... Your Headquarters For Vehicle Maintenance And Repair We Employee ASE Certified Technicians W Ask About 6 Months Same As Cash Gerald Mccov Visiting Africa GERALD MCCOY Gerald McCoy has been very busy this offseason. First he was rehabbing his torn biceps, which he has finished now. He's also been out in San Diego working out for the upcoming season, focusing on improving his upper-body strength. Besides that he's also been expanding his off field activities, including acting as a reporter for the 'Ochocinco News Network'(OCNN). McCoy has also been involved with Pros for Africa, a charitable organization focused on providing aid for children in need in Africa. Right now the Bucs' 3-technique is in Rwanda, after spending the past days in Uganda along with some other NFLplayers including Larry Fitzgerald and Tommie Harris. Grizzlies Gav Done For Season RUDY GAY MEMPHIS, Tenn. Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay needs surgery on his injured left shoulder and will miss the rest of the sea son. The Grizzlies announced Tuesday the team's physician Fred Azar and orthopedic surgeon James Andrews have recommended surgery for Gay's partially dislocated shoulder. Gay has missed .the past 14 games since suffering the injury -on Feb. 15 against Philadelphia. The Grizzlies are 8-6 in his absence and remain in contention for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Memphis is try ing to reach the postseason for the first time since the 2005-2006 season. HBO, Bucs Talk Camp Series The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the leading candidate to be the next team featured on HBO's "Hard Knacks" series this summer. The hugely popular show has shown NFL teams during training camp over the last six summers. The New York Jets and gregarious coach Rex Ryan were featured last sum mer. The sources said the Buccaneers, HBO officials and officials from NFL Films, which produces the series, had talks about this season's version. However, no deal has been finalized and players are currently locked out in a labor dispute A league source said that the New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and four other teams also are in consideration for the show. An official decision is not expected until later in the spring. The Bucs are seeking attention after a surprising 10-6 RAHEEM MORRIS year, and hoping to sell tickets after a season in which they did not sell out for a single game. Coach Raheem Morris is known for his outgoing per sonality and could be a natur al fit. Appearing on the show could also help the Bucs market young players like quarterback Josh Freeman, receiver Mike Williams and running back LeGarrette Blount. Sagging Pants Get cowbovs Brvant Banned From Shopping Mall DALLAS -Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was ejected from an upscale Dallas shopping mall after a dispute over the sagging pants worn by him and some companions. A police statement says officers working off-duty Saturday as security at NorthPark Center encountered Bryant and three com panions wearing the drooping pants. According to the statement, when the officers asked the four to pull up their trousers, Bryant launched into a profanity-laced tirade that prompted the officers to escort the four from the mall. Police say Bryant refused to leave, however, until his DEZBRYANT "representative" could arrive and he parked in a fire lane until a friend arrived and per suaded him to leave. No charge was filed. Bryant's agent, Eugene Parker, declined to comment. The Dallas Cowboys did not respond to requests for comment. NFL O wners Vote To Move Kickons To 35: Touchbacks Stav At20 NEW ORLEANS -the NFL will move kickoffs up 5 yards to the 35-yard line, keep touchbacks coming out to the 20 and allow the number of players in a blocking wedge to remain at two. Kick coverage players now will be limited to lining up 5 yards or fewer from the spot of the kickoff. Team owners also voted Tuesday to make all scoring plays reviewable by the replay official a nd r efe r ee But they tabled a proposal to ban pla y ers launching themselves to make a tackle, and will recon sider it in May. The league's competition committee proposed placing the ball at the 25 after touch backs on kickoffs and banning the wedge altogether. Several coaches expressed concern about making too many changes to kickoffs, also say ing bringing touchbacks out 5 more yards would affect field position too much. Coaches worried about an increase in touchbacks. from the 16 per cent of kickoffs last season.

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Sports Tiger Woods' New S50M Jup iter Island Home Finished JUPITER ISLAND --Tiger Woods can spend his twoweek break between last weekend s fourth-place finish in the Australian Masters and the 18-player Chevron World Challenge brushing up on his game, driving, chipping and putting to his heart's content outside his new $50 million singles pad. In between, he can do laps in one of his pools or relax in the oxygen therapy room that is part of a personal gym. The lush island town has stamped the paperwork as completed on the nearly 1o,ooo-square-foot, twostory home at the south end of the town, which means tha.t -if Woods hasn't already done so he can now move in. Woods, who has fallen to No. 2 in the world golf rank Ing behind Lee Westwood, hasn't publicly announced his intentions for the 12-acre par cel he retained as part of his highly publicized divorce with ex-wife Elin Nordegren in August. Nor are town officials com menting on its latest million aire taxpayer Tiger Woods' New Girlfriend Tiger Woods apparently has a new girlfriend. According to the Daily Mail, Tiger has been seeing a 22-year-old student named Alyse Lahti Johnston from Cleveland Ohio. The two have reportedly been seeing each other for "a few months" and they "have been spotted on Woods' yacht." Last year, Johnston was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Orlando, Fla She is reportedly attending the Ohio-based Northwood University which has a campus in West Palm Beach, Florida -near Tiger's new $6o million bachelor pad. Woods Finalizes Returns To Bay Hill, Augusta Tiger Woods has commit ted to March's Arnold Palmer Invitational and April's Masters Tournament, he Wednesday. Woods is a six-time winner at Bay Hill Club & Lodge, having captured titles in 2000-03 and 2008-09. In 2008, Woods buried a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole to edge Bart Bryant by one stroke. In 2009, making only his third start since having undergone reconstructive knee surgery, Woods sunk a 15-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to beat Sean O'Hair by one shot. It equaled his biggest 54-hole comeback on the PGA Tour five which he established at the 2000 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Woods has also had great success at Augusta National Golf Club, where he is a fourtime champion (1997, 200102, '05). He also tied for second in 2007 and was solosecond in 2008. One Legged Wrestler. i: W i n s NCAA ChampionshiP PHILADELPHIA -Penn State, l e d b y 184-pound champion Quentin Wright, w on its first NCAA wrestling title in 58 years Saturday night by outpointing Cornell Th e Nittany Lions finished with 107-112 points to Cornell's 93-1/2. Arizona State' s Anthony Robles, who was born without a right leg, took a 7-1 decision from Iowa sophomore Matt McDonough. Robles got the only take down in the first period of the opening match and worked a pair of tilts to secure five back points Arizona State's Anthony Robles, right, poses after beating lo:wa's Matt McDonough in their 125-pound finals match Saturday. Anderson leaving Missouri To Take Arkansas Job FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.Mike Anderson is returning to Arkansas to become the Razorbacks basketball coach. The school confirmed the move on Wednesday night leaves Missouri after five seasons to return to the school where he was an assistant to Nolan Richardson for 17 seasons. He replaces John Pelphrey, who was fired on March 13. Mike Anderson was 111-57 in five seasons at Missouri, including an appearance in the Elite Eight in 2009. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR CHOICE Neighborhoods Program Grant Writing/Consultant Bid No: FV2010-RFP-11 Date Issued : March 23,2011 The Housing Authority of the City of Tampa (Authority) is seek ing proposals from qualified Grant Write!WConsultants to provide technical and professional services related to : Writing a Second Round Grant application for the CHOICE Neighborhoods Program, and providing related p r ofessiona l consultation services as needed and determ i ned by the Authority. The Authority is soliciting proposals from grant writers who can provide technica l ass i stance to its staff rela ted to the p r eparat i o n organi zation writing fo r matting and submission of a p r ofess i onally written detailed and comp re h ens ive f unding application i n strict accordance with the Round 2 Not ice of Funding Availabi lit y (NOFA) i ssued by U S Department of Housing and Urban Development. Tampa Housing Authority i s 1 of 6 shortlisted applicants which i s qual ified to submit a Round 2 Appl i cation The Grant Writer/Consultant will be respons i b l e for preparation of the grant as directed by the Authority. Proposals shall be received until 2:00 p.m. (prevailing Tampa, F L time) on Wednesday. April 6. 2011 at 1529 W Mai n Street Tampa, FL 33607 Proposals can be obtained through our webs ite, www.thafl.com or from the contracting office Nicholas Dickerson Contracting Officer at 813 -253-0551 x 187. Proposals rece i ved after this date and tjme will be rejected. Quest i ons regarding this RFP may be d i rected to Mr. David lloanya Director o f Real Estate Development at 813/253-0551, ext 158. THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF TAMPA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER By order of Jerome D. Ryans, PresidenVChlef Executive Officer m < m -1 c: m en c )> z c ., ::D c ...... (0 I )>

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0 N '"IIi with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. DEATH IN lOVING :I: But she was not all work and HI study,findingtimeforlove. ANNOUNCEMENT MEMORY 1;:: Shmtly after obtaining her Yaldella (Kenneth), Melvin, ffi Jr. (Cynthia), Lakeycia and > Marquis; grandchild, JasW mine; brother; Joseph Rolfe C (Nichelle); sisters, GwenW dolyn Louise Ashwood and :I: Valerie Gulley; aunt, Josie Vickers; mother-in-law, Erva m Clark; a host of brothers and ::l sisters-in-law, nieces, 0. nephews, and the St. Z Matthew M. B. Church Fami= ily; and other relatives and W friends. :t Minister Melvin Rolfe was ::l born in Tampa, to Emmet m and Elizabeth Rolfe. ...J He graduated from MidW dleton Senior High School, z Class ofl969 and received his i= Bachelor of Science Degree ffi from Springfield College. en After proudly serving in < the United States Army, he C was honorably discharged. ii: Minister Rolfe was employed 0 by the State of Florida Deit partment of Juvenile Justice at the Hillsborough Juvenile Assessment Center and Mental Health Services. He later gained employment with the Department of Veteran Affairs, where he remained until his demise. On May 17, 2009, he received his Certificate of License to teach and preach the gospel at St. Matthew M. B. Church from his Pastor, Reverend W. D. Sims. My God, did he really love to preach!!! The remains will repose from 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2011, at St. Matthew M. B. Church, 3708 E. Lake Avenue, and the family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friends are asked to assemble at the church at approximately 12:45 p. m., Saturday. "A WILSON SERVICE" www.wilson-funeralhome.com 0 N MRS.EALIA MARGARET HAYESMIMS Homegoing celebration for Mrs. Ealia Margaret Hayes Mims of Tampa, who passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011, will be held Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 11 a. m. at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 3000 N. 29th Street, with Pastor Ron Hubbard, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Mims was preceded in her transition by: her beloved husband, MSgt. Leroy Mims; dedicated mother, Mrs. Kate Walker Hayes; aunts, Mrs. Marie Graham and Mrs. Effie Jones; and special niece who was like a daughter, Ms. Felicia A. Hopkins. Her legacy lives on in: her loving daughter, Ms. Jessie E. Mims. Other significant family members left to cherish warm memories are: nieces, Mrs. Veronica Moore, Mrs. Jacqui Hyman, Ms. Mignon Debose, Ms. AJ.ma Debose and Mrs. Annette Grant; many notable grand nieces and nephews, including Ms. Aquarius James, Mrs. Nicole Brown, Mr. Christopher Taylor, 1st Sgt. Sean Hyman, Major David Hyman, Ms. Tiesha Debose, Ms. Melissa Graham and Mr. Kelvin Debose; and special nieces who were like her daughters, Mrs. Cheryl R. Jackson and Mrs. Aurora M. White; and a host of other nieces, nephews cousins and friends. Mrs. Mims was a native of Tampa. During her formative years, Ealia's loving mother Kate, did everything she could to support, encourage, nurture and enrich her daughter's life, thereby enabling her genius. As Ealia grew, she understood she could use her blessing of intelligence to help elevate she and her family to a greater level of prosperity. An exceptional student, Ealia began many years of painstaking study and education that would catapult her to a fulfilling, life changing career as an educator. She did her undergraduate study at Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama, where Ealia became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., before graduating in 1950 Ealia continued her study, earning her Masters of Arts in Education Degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1958. She went on to receive grants from the University of Florida in Gainesville that allowed her to further her education there, and to become part of history to integrate the University. In the summer of 1963, Ealia attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on a grant from the Shell Companies Foundation. While there, she pursued work toward a Ph.D., earning certified study in Chemistry, Education, Mathematics, and Physics. All this intense study was rewarded when in 1965, Ealia accepted the position as Dean/Teacher at Middleton Senior High School in Tampa. At Middleton she taught Mathematics and Physics, while encouraging and helping to transform the lives and minds ofheryoungstudents. The blessings of promotion and increase continued in Ealia's life. In 1971 she became the Dean of Girls at Hillsborough High School in Tampa. And while still at Hillsborough High, she was promoted again to the position of Assistant Principal of Curriculum, making her the first Black female Assistant Principal at the third largest high school in the county. After a career spanning more than thirty years as a teacher, educator, and administrator, Ealia Mims retired in 1989. The remains will repose from 5-9 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2011, at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, 33605. Friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at approximately 10:45 a. m., Saturday "A WILSON SERVICE" www.wilson-funeralhome.com F, 'f 0 d dO t d 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tampa, FL33610 let Our Family Take Care Of Your Family ............ .. Personalized Funeral Services Shipping & Cremation RAYMOND ANDERSON L. F. D ()ur Fmnily Can l\1cct Your Fan1ilv\ Needs DONALDK. GLOVER Donald K. Glover departed this life on March 17,2011. He was born on January 30, 1949, in Toledo, OH. He was loved and will be deeply missed by his daughter and many relatives and friends. JAMES LEROY TROUPE, JR. December 9, 1931 -March 25, 1998 Gone, but never forgot-. ten. Daddy, _you are yet missed by your family and all that knew and loved you. From, your children. IN MEMORIAM JOHN CALVIN BLUE Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. :Paddy, there's ilot one word that can express the ache in my heart this past year without your presence. But, Daddy I want to thank you for loving me through my good and bad. you never turned your back on us and today we share with the world how great of a grandfather you were tome .. We love you and miss you dearly: Jr. Boy; your granddaughter, Trina and kids, Debra; and the Blue and Newsom family; grandson, Lil Bobby and kids. F UNERAl. CRISIS CRBIATIOS PRICES JOHN HARMON LFn.813 626-8600 JAMES HARMON LFD 5002 N. 40th Street Tampa, Florida 33610

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'TI Memoriams IN LOVING MEMORY s: ESSIE WALKER 1902-1990 EUGENE WALKER A.UTHUR SOARREY 1919-1962 CHARLIE WALKER, JR. 1929-1995 ANTONIO C. SMITH 1962-2005 The Kelley, Daniels, Walker and Sorrey families. IN MEMORIAM RAY ANTHONY ROOMES Almighty Father, today 3-21-11, is ten years siilce our son was called by the Higher Power. We continue to miss you. That includes: mom and dad, Vincent and Enid Roomes; his brothers and their families, Cosma, Rolando and Steve; and his son, Elijah Anthony Roomes. Rest in the arms of The Almighty. BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM MARIE THOMPSON Happy birthday wishes. From your family and church family. Enjoy walking around Heaven! IN MEMORIAM REMEMBER ME GEORGE R. DAVIS 1944-2010 One year ago, you were called from this earthly life to eternal rest by our Heavenly Father, but it seems like yesterday. Memoires of love, happiness, sadness and pain remain in our hearts. We love and miss you. Your wife, Annie Murrel and family. IN MEMORIAM JOYCE ANN HARRIS November 27,1941-March 20,2008 We think of you with much love today, but that's nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that, too! We think of you in silence, as well as often speak of your name. It' s been three years of missing you and our lives just haven't been the same. Love: Ann, Charlotte, Andre, Denise, Roy and Allen. BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM MR.EPHRIAM RANSOM, SR. March25 Happy birthday, from family and friends. IN LOVING MEMORIAM ELMINA DENNIS Elmina passed away 8 years ago. Still missed by your husband, family and friends. Rest In Peace. Love always. ..... . < You;renot jttSi our clieitt, you're our bosS. ... . ... We dori.'tlose Sight of who we're working for. ... the .. .. 3 We arrange funerals, we don't sell them. . .. Iti? our responsibility tohorior your wishes and .. respectyout budget. 4. We like meeting fainilies, not goals. Uke you, we ate a part of this community supporting our neighbors when they need us 5 We spend time with you. Arranging a fitting tribute is irriportant to you, and you dont deserve to be rushed. FUNERAL HOME 3001 N. 29th St Tampa, FL33605 (800) 605-3350. (813) 248-6125 WVvW.wilson-funeralhome.com Wayne l Bright Manager > (') ::1: N J11 N 0 ...... ...... 'TI r-0 c > (J) m z :::! z m r-m c: r r-!!l z ., c: m r-c;; ::1: m c m < m ::0 -< -4 c: m (J) c > z c 'TI c

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0 N II) N -[5 a: <( :E ><( c a: L1. c a: L1. c z <( c en w .... > a: w > w c w J: en :J m D.. z i= w ..J ..J m ..J w z i= z w en <( c a: 0 ..J L1. <( I C\1 C\1 w (!) Memoriams/Card Of Thanks IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY HUSBAND RAYMOND NEAL Sunrise: to/26/ss Sunset: 3/25/07 Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow. It's been four years since you've been gone and not a day goes by that we do not wish that you were still here to share a laugh, a smile, to talk to or just to say that we love you one more. time. We know that you are in a better place looking down and smiling on us. We love you very much. Sadly missed by: your loving wife, Cheryl; sons, Raymond, Jr., Andre, Douglas and Jt>sh; girls, Tumekia, Tarsha, Precious, Angel and Denita; grandchildren and family. BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM KATRINA DENISE STILLINGS March 24, 1959 -December 31, 2010 It's your birthday and we miss you and that million dollar smile of yours. We love you so much, you will always be home and in our hearts. Love you: Merna, Mark, Chery Lynn, Darrell, Brandan, Vesta, Shanna, Uncle Eartha and many others. 301 North Howard Avenue Tampa, Fl33606 IN MEMORIAM .,i..." '' ANN THOMAS JOHNSON In loving memory of Ann Thomas Johnson, a beautiful mother and wife. She's gone, but never forgotten. She's in a better place now. Four years gone, still missed dearly We love you: Nicole and Nyah; husband, Phillip; and grandchildren, Pershia and Doc, Jr. CARD OF THANKS ALMA TAYLOR (SOOKIE) The family of the late, Alma J. Taylor (Sookie) would like to express our sincere thanks for the many cards, prayers, donations, flowers and all acts of kindness during the loss of ou1 mother, gandmother and great gandmother. Special thanks to: Rev. T. W. .Jenkins and Sis. Jenkins, the New Hope Church Family, Jones Funeral Home and Gudes Flineral Home. Continue to keep us in your prayers. Love, the Family. WE MISS YOU MAXWEll JACKSON YOUR LAST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, 3/25/06 Love you always. Your sisters: Ruth Jackson Fleming and Bernice Jackson Strawter; brother-in-law, Levi Fleming, Jr.; nieces and nephews of Tampa, Tallahassee, FL, Brain bridge, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Cleveland, OH.

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Crime Young Mother Killed; 2 Others Hun In Home Invasion MS. EBONY M. STEWART .. Killed During Home Invasion The St. Petersburg police are investigating a shooting that left a young mother dead and two others injured. Information pertaining to the shooting is limited, but police said it took place dur ing a home invasion. According to police, officers responded to 1036 19th Street, South at approximately 10:45 p.m., Wednesday, after receiving information that a person had been shot. Upon their arrival, they located Ms. Ebony M. Stewart, 27, inside the residence. Ms. Stewart, who is the mother of two children, had a gunshot wound to her upper body. Emergency personnel pronounced her dead at the scene. Police learned that just before the shooting, several people, most of whom were women, were inside the h ouse playing cards. At about 10:45 p.m., someone knocked on the door and Ms. Stewart went to answer it. She was shot as soon as she opened the door, police said. A Black man, described as being about s'8" and weigh-ing 150 pounds, with short hair, came into the house after shooting Ms. Stewart and began randomly shooting at other people in the house. As the man randomly fired the gun, a s8-year-old woman, who was holding an 18-month-old baby was shot in the lower part of her body. A 28-year-old man was shot in the back as he attempted to run. None of the other occupants, including the baby and a child who was asleep in a back room, were injured, police said. Both of the people shot live at the home. Police are withholding their identities because they are witnesses to the shooting. Ms. Stewart is the mother of two children, but they were not at the residence when the shooting took place. They were staying with relatives. Police said the second Black male suspect was armed with a rifle, but stayed at the front door and did not shoot. After the shooting, the two men gathered the cash and the womenis purses and fled the scene. As the investigation continued, police responded to a vacant home at 1317 15th Street, South following a tip. TRT responded and checked the house, but no one was inside. They also located an unidentified vehicle at the residence that could be linked to the murder. Police are asking anyone with information about. the shooting to contact police as soon as possible at 727-893-7780, call the Tip Line at 727-892-5000, or text a tip at 7274208911. Gu-nshot Victim Dies After Being Shot Several Times The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office is investigating a shooting that left one man dead. The victim's body was discovered between two homes. Hillsborough County deputies responded to 12346 Witherridge Dr., shortly after 9 p.m., Wednesday in refer ence to a shooting. Upon their arrival, they discovered the body of 34-year-old Ignacio David Aponte Muriel lying between two houses. He had been shot several times. The Hillsborough County Fire Department responded to the scene and pronOUf!Ced the victim deceased. Police were still trying to locate witnesses to the shooting and gather information. However, a spokesperson said police do not believe the shooting was random and that the victim lives in the area. No additional information was available at press time. The investigation is continu ing. Man Held Without Bond On With Sex With Teen Charge MANUEL COLON MIRANDA ... Charged with sexual activity with a minor A 31-year-old man is being held at the Hillsborough County Jail without bond. He is charged with eight counts of having unlawful sexual activity with a teenager. According to police, Manuel Colon Miranda was arrested by Hillsborough County Sheriffs deputies after he went to meet the 16-year-old victim shortly after midnight Tuesday. He reportedly had engaged in sexual activity with the girl 8 times between February 20th and March 2oth. The offenses reportedly took place in a white commercial van. Once incident reportedly took place at a Holiday Inn Express Hqtel, police said. Police learned of the incident after the girl told her parents Monday. They contacted police and the girl had several controlled telephone calls with Miranda. Miranda allegedly made statements that corroborated the victim's allegations during the conversations. He was arrested after he arrived at 5402 Gunn Highway to meet the victim for another sexual encounter, police said. Miranda listed his place of employment as Polar Cup on his jail records. Police Seek Help ldendtving Burglarv suspects The Hillsborough County Sheriffis Office is asking for assistance in identifying two men responsible for burglar ies. The offenses took place in the Seffner area. According to police, the men entered two homes by breaking rear glass sliding doors. Once inside, the sus pects removed property from the homes. The two suspects, described as Black men, fled the scene in a white Nissan Sentra. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office at 1-800-873-TIPS, online at www.crimestopper stb.com. Or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (244637). c Teenager Stabbed During Bar Fight s: )> (') ::I: A 19-year-old man was recovering from injuries received during a fight. The fight took place during a fight at a local bar. Tampa Police responded to St. Joseph's Hospital early Tuesday morning after being notified that a stabbing victim was seeking treatment. Upon arrival, they inte_rviewed Christopher Langston and learned that he allegedly received his injuries during a fight at the Club Manilla, 2620 E. 7th Avenue, around 2;30 a.m., Tuesday. Langston told police that he was on the dance floor when a large fight broke out. He was reportedly knocked to the ground and when he got up, someone said, "you're leaking." Langston's unidentified friend transported him to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was admitted. Langston CHRISTOPHER LANGSTON ... Stabbed at club was released Wednesday. He further told police that he did not know who stabbed him. He could provide no additional information. After arriving at the hospital, a hospital employee contacted police. 5 No suspect information has :!:! been released. The investiga-tion into the stabbing is con-0 tinuing, police said. m z ::::! Man Charged With Manslaughter In Girlfriend's Death z m r-CJ c: r rm ::::! z Lakeland police have arrested a 47-year-old man and charged him in connection with the death of his girlfriend. The incident took place last August. According to police, at approximately 9 a.m., on August 12, 2010, Tony Renard McNeal, 47, allegedly ran to the office of the apartment complex where he lived and reported his girl friend was unresponsive. TONY MCNEAL And ARLENE AROCHO determined that Ms. Arocho bled to death due to a stab wound. Emergency personnel responded to 515 Bon Air Street, Apartment 145. Upon arrival at the apartment, they found Ms. Arlene Arocho, 43, inside the apartment. She was pronounced her dead at the scene and Emergency per sonnel notified police. During the course of the investigation, the Medical Examiner A warrant was issued for MeN eal's arrest in connection with the death. On Tuesday, police located :!:! McNeal and arrested him C without incident in connection with the death. He was charged with manslaughter with a weapon and tampering with physical evidence. UNCLE SANDY .. Surround yourself with wisdom 3, 5, 9, 14 so you will be 18, 21, 24, 29 able to pass it on 30, 31, 36, 39 to the next generation 40, 49, 53, 54 ''CALL RICKY'' ''ASK RICKY'' AUTO ACCIDENT HELPLINE: Injured? Need a Doctor? Lawyer? CALL RICi;;iiiKiiiiY jiiiijiiiiij Available 24 Hrs RICKY E. WILLIAMS G> m 1\) w I )>

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LO C'\1 :r: () a: <( :E c a: LL c a: LL c z <( c en w I-ii: omen's Histor Month Senator Arthenia Jovner: A living Account Of Tampa Historv BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Those who have held any con versation at length with Senator Arthenia Joyner, most likely have heard her paraphrase the statement "To whom much is given, much is required." Her father, the late Henry Joyner instilled this iri her as a child. Mr. Joyner may not have realized it, but the adage served as a launching pad for her to strive to reach greater goals. It con tinues to motivate her today. Some members of the community may know her as State Senator Joyner while others may know her as Attorney Joyner. But,. whatever title she is referred to simply serves as an area in which she has served as a trail blaier. A Tampa native, Senator Joyner graduated from Middleton High School and continued her edu cation at FAMU (Florida A& M University). She earned her B. S. Degree in Political Science in 1964. After graduating, she returned to Tampa and served as a classroom teacher at Booker T. Washington Jr. High School. She then returned to school and earned her law degree F AMU School of Law, graduating m 1968. Senator Joyner began her trek as "the first" in 1969, when she became the first Mrican American woman to practice law in Hillsborough County. Civil Rights Activist Even as a student, she began to demon strate her role as a trail blazer. In 1960, she participated in the first Civil Rights Sit-In Demonstration in Tampa. The pur pose of the demonstration was to desegregate depart ment store lunch counters. Three years later, she was a participant in another Civil Rights Demonstration. This time in Tallahassee and the role of that demonstration was to desegregate movie theaters and churches. Those demonstrations led to her being arrested and released on May 30th. Her September 13th arrest resulted in her spending to spend two weeks in jail and pay a $500 fine. But, Senator Joyner's days of demonstration are far from being over. On January 8, 1985, she took part in the "Lawyers Against Apartheid" demon stration at the South Mrican Embassy in Washington, DC. She was arrested once again, but the charges were dismissed. As A Legislator Senator Joyner achieved another "first" in 2000 when she was elected to the Florida House of Repre sentatives, D-59. She became the first Mrican Americanwoman to serve in that capacity. During her tenure, she served as the Democratic Whip, the DemocJ:atic Floor Chair, and the Democratic Policy Chair. After serving two terms, Senator Joyner was elected as the State Senator for District 18 in 2006. She continues to serve in that capacity. She is the recipient of numerous professional, ci vic, and social organizations. Senator Joyner has also been the recipient of hundreds of awards, com mendations and other forms of recognition. She has also been involved in countless bills either as the in troducer or co-introducer. Most recently, she achieved another "first" when the Florida governor was named plaintiff in a lawsuit. Senator Joyner and Republican Senator Thad Altman filed the emergency lawsuit after the governor rejected $2-4 billion federal dollars to bring high speed rail to Florida. Although the Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Governor, the lawsuit drew national attention. Senator Joyner currently serves as Minority (Demo cratic) Leader Pro Tempore. In addition to serving as a State Senator, she is also a partner in a Tampa law firm. The Sentinel salutes Senator Arthenia Joyner in recognition of National Women's History Month. The theme this year is "Our History Is Our Strength." w c w :r: en :J m a. z t= w ..J ..J m ..J w z t= z w en <( c a: 0 ..J LL 205-40-17 .... $59 .... $79 225-40-18 $89 225-35-19 .... $99 235-35-19 .... $125 265-30-19 .... $195 24" $4995 26" $5995 28"-$7995 30"-$14995 20" $3995 22" $4495 24" $5995 26" $6995 28" $8995 30" $14995 245-35-20 . $109 275-45-20 .... $109 225-30-20 .... $119 235-30-20 .... $119 245-30-20 .... $119 275-40-20 .... $119 275-55-20 ... $129 285-50-20 ... $129 275-30-20 ... $139 295-45-22 ... $129 305-40-22 .. $129 305-45-22 ... $129 20"-$3995 20"-$4495 24"-$5900 TIRE SPECIALS 235-30:.22 .. .$135 245-30-22 ... $135 255-30-22 ... $135 265-35-22 ... $135 295-40-22 ... $135 265-30-22 ... $139 265-4()-22.:_$209 295-25-22 ... $229 305-40-23, .. $189 255-30-24 ... $145 275-30-24 ... $175 295-35-24 ... $175 305-35-24 ... $175 315-45-24 ... $175 275-25-24 ... $209 305-30-26 ... $259 275-25-26 ... $269 295-30-26 ... $279 255-30-26 ... $299 275-25-28 ... $359 295-25-28 .. .$369 315-30-30 ... $1100 275-25-30 ... $1195 9370 N. FLORIDA AVE. TAMPA, FL OPEN MON.-SAT. 9-6

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A. T. Jones Celebrates Black Historv A. T. Jones celebrated Black History with a live Wax Museum of African Americans who made an impact on society. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Varrin Givens wanted to honor his favorite AfricanAmerican, (the late) Mr. C. Blythe Andrews, Jr., owner of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin. Darrell Townsend decided to follow in the footsteps of Frederick Douglass. Young Darrell is joined by his father, Tampa Bay Buccaneer Darrell Townsend. Ahmad Foy-Smith represents the legendary Rev. Dr. Arthur T. Jones, pastor and producer and founder of A. T. Jones Academy. Chanel Smith is Rosa Parks. Ashley White is Harriet Tubman. Miguel. Miranda represented Malcolm 'X'. Asia,Bell is Zora Neale Hurston. Kendal Thomas represented Garrett Morgan, inventor of the traffic light. Emily Beasley is the one and only Oprah Winfrey of OWN TV. Robbie Rinchuse is Head Coach (Retired) Tony Dungy. Adrian A. Anthony is Dr. Ben Carson, the first Mrican-American surgeon, who separated a set of Siamese twins. Arthi Solayappan showcased as Dr. Mae Jemison, first African American Astronaut to travel in space. Vedu Ruiz represents President Barack Obama. Esha Babu is Co1,1doleeza Rice

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features Lt) N J: u a: <( Sentinel Emplovee Studies Abroad 0 Last month, Ms. Tonia ff: Turner, an employee of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin, along with several of her Spr in gfie ld College coll eag u es completed a two week sabbat ical a broad. The 14-day excur sion took the gro up to Mexico City and Cuernavaca, Mexico to experie nc e the culture of those c iti es. This journe y was the most humblin g experience of m y life. We h a d an opportunity to visit villages and obtain a firsthand view of how the people live. Although they live in se vere poverty, they are ex tremely grateful for their lives. : While in Mexico, the group of scholars stayed at Convents with nuns, most of whom spoke limited, if any English. Ms. Turner said she plans to learn Spanish before returnlL ing to the country so that she Springfield College students who recently returned from a two-week visit to Mexico, are shown at The Guadalupe Center. From left to right are: Stacy Dertien, Tonia Turner, PaulLeroy Morisseau, Amelia Duarte, Rosa Davila, Deborah Baker and Myriam Zuleta. Ms. Turner said she is ex tremely grateful to the Sentinel Management, Ms. Sybil Kay Andrews and Mr. C. Blythe Andrews, III, for al lowing her the opportunity to take the trip. She credits Springfield Col lege with providing this oppor tunity, as well as her educational endeavors of ob taining her Bachelor's Degree (2009) and Master's Degree in (April 2011) degrees. 0 z <( 0 CJ) w ::: I-ii: w > w 0 w J: CJ) :::J m ::: a. z tu ...J ...J ::: m m I N w can communicate. The people of the cities vis ited had staunch religious be liefs despite living among turbulent drug. State & Fed. W. C. Claims Certified by Michipan State University All Job-Related Injuries Change Treating Physicians Collect Back Pay Hostile Work Environment W.C./ Race Discrimination FREE CONSULTATION! (Except For Pure Title VII Cases) 220 E. Madison Street* Suite 1207, Tampa, FL 33602 Visit Us On.Jine At: www.FORDLAWFIRM.ORG (Former U.S. Army JACC Attorney) anc1 shotjd not be ._, ad...,ti...,1d l e u FREE Wrill e n lnjimnat ion About Our Q ualijic mirm s And C-.xperie n ce. Gospel Show Is Outlet For Artists To Shine ELDER MICHELLE B. PATIY BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer Elder Michelle B. Patty, owner of The Michelle B. Patty Accident Referral Services and co-founder of Krunk For Christ Mentoring Ministries, and Corey "King Cobra" Felton, owner of King Cobra Enter prises and co-founder of Krunk For Christ Mentoring Min istries, have collaborated their efforts to assist Gospel artists with exposing their talents. Elder Patty is well known in the area for her outstanding free service she has provided to the community for the past 15 years. King Cobra 1s a retired professional boxer whose ca reer came to an end because of a car accident He used Elder Patty's Accident Referral Serv ices, and since afterwards cre ated King Cobra Enterprises, a Sports and Entertainment company that specializes in promotions, marketing and management By coming together as Krunk For Christ Mentoring Ministries, they have developed a series that has featured con temporary Gospel artists Gospel rappers, dancers and even ban. ds. Our showcase gave Gospel COREY "KING COBRA" FELTON artists an opportunity to show case their talents to industry music professionals," said Elder Patty. "Now, we want to give as piring Gospel artists a chance to shine free of charge on the Michelle B. Patty and King Cobra Gospel Segment every Sunday from 7 a. m. to 7:30 a. m. on nsoAM WTMP. This is our way of giving back to the community and saying thank you to all who have used our services over the years." Elder Patty said they didn't want to charge Gospel artists to come on their show because it is their Christian mission to help others in need. "The antichrist is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by dividing families, and seek ing, destroying and corrupting our children with music of sex, drugs and violence. It is our mission and our Christian duty to equip and put out as many Christian soldiers on the front lines of this battle over our eternal souls. To do this at our own ex pense is a small sacrifice we are willing to take. Tune in this Sunday where the guest will be Juanita Wanda Johnson, who will be promoting her Gospel CD, Another Chance 505 East Jackson St. Suite #303 Barrister's Building Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 387-7724 BANKRUPTCY Stop Foreclosure & Creditor's Harassment REAL ESTATE LAW FAMILY LAW Practicing Law In: Criminal Defense Family Law Personal Injury Attorne y & Counselor At Law Cypress Point Office Park 10014 N Dale Mabry, Suite 101 Tampa, Florida 33618 (813)269-9706 Fax:(813)960-0641 The h iri nf! of a lawyer is a u imp oa1omt decision that s h o uld 1101 be based sol ely u pon ;uh rr1i$tllerus. Brforc vou d ecide:. us to se nd yo u free: written infolll);ltioo
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I About Yo HBPPV Birthdav JASON WALLACE And NIKKI NIKKI And JASON WALLACE Look at him now! at him now! Look at him now! Still getting paper!! Look at us now!!! Happy birthday; Bae. Love you!!! BlackPartv MR. FOOTS And MS. MUFFIN Mr. Foots and Ms. Muffin attend Marcus Boyd's All Black Party! lfs New ... But True!! 40 And LADY 40 Bae, the storm is finally over! Now God has placed me in your life for us to shine, From this day forward 1 must say, yort are officially mine! EJ, I want to wish you a happy and prosperous birthday. Love, Lady "40". TE'DAJAH JAIRA SHONDANAE BRADLEY Happy birthday wishes to Te'Dajah, who on March 26 will celebrate her 8th birthday. She s the daughter of Shondanette Jones; sister of Minniqua and Nahledge; and granddaughter of Earlean Jones. Te'Dajah is a Principal Honor Roll student a t Sheehy Elementary and pla y s softball with North Seminole where she is on the Indian s.Team. Te'Dajah will celebrate with family and friends this weekend at Malibu. We love you and h a pp y birthda y From your g rand mother, Earlean. 22nd O.G.s HORNEY, 40, REGGIE And ANT Birthday shout out to one of our true O.G.s, "40". Happ y birthday, Homie! It's going down a t Manilla s, 3-25-11 so com e show some love for a real 0. G. Happ y Dlrthd ay, "40". Haoov Birthdav (L-R) CLAY, RODNEY, 'KANE', DEE And LIL ROD 'T1 r-0 :::D c l> en m z :::! z m r-m c r rm -4 z ., c m Birthday wishes go out to our homie, DJ Eddy Kane. The weekend is yours. m lers Celebrate DJ EDDY KANE Come celebrate with me, Friday night at the Horsesl,.oe Lounge Saturday night at the Broadway Bar and Sunday at 22nd arid Emma for my Block Party. c

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All About You! N I Happy Birthday I (.) a: < :E >< c a: LL. c a: LL. c z < c en w ::J .... > a: w > w c w J: en :::i m ::J D.. z i= w ..J ..J ::J m ..J w z ASHAQUAYDAVIS It's that time again! Yes, it's her special day! Birthday wishes are going out to Ms. Ashaquay Davis, who will be turning another year older on March 27. Thank God for another year. Happy birthday from: mom Marquay, Lil Marq, Faye and Steph. CHASSITY (CHA-CHA) ARCHIE Happy birthday goes out to Miss Cha-Cha, who turned 18 on March 24th. Birthday wishes are coming from: her parents, Bernard and Maria; sister, Cee-Cee; and brothers, Camron, Demarco, Chez and B. J. Seeking A Pen Pal i= MARCUSTHORNTON z w en Write, Marcus Thornton, 09709043, Federal Corrections, P. < 0. Box 1031, Coleman, FL, 33521. c a: 0 ..J LL. CLOTHING FASHION ACCESSORIES ESSENTIAL OILS SISTERLOCK BLACK SOAP SHEA BUTTER HERBAL PRODUCTS. AFRICAN FOOD ART HERBAL CONSULATIONS AND MORE! ZANIEMOORE Happy 3rd birthday on March27. Love you, grandma and granddad. Happy Birthdav, Aiko JESSICA And AIKO Local Event You have brought so much love and joy in my life: I thank God for you Babygirl. Happy birthday. Love, from mom, Tina. MANINA MIKEILA JONES 3/25/99 Happy birthday, Baby Girl. Enjoy your day From: mom (Camilla), dad (Mike), grandma (Debra), great grandma (Gwen), aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. We all love you very much. Tampa's Top Brass Anend Black Historv Festival Tampa's top brass attended a Black History Festival at the Sweetbay Supermarket, 805 East Dr. MLK, Jr. Boulevard recently. The entire staff of Sweetbay, the store manager, Marion Orr along with community volunteer, Bill Sims, helped bring the community together for this event. ,1\ t ,. Attending the Festival(from left to right): Sweetbay CEO/President Mike Vail, Tom Thomas, State Rep. Betty Reed, Tony Megas Bill Sims, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor, aide to Rep. Kathy Castor, Chloe Coney, Rey Montoto, and Marion Orr.

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Loca Top Teens Of America Induction Ceremonv Th Top T ee n s of A m erica h e ld it s Induction Ceremony last month at the 78th Street Library in Pnlm Riv r. Top T ns is under the leadership of Top Ladies of Distinction. Tbos inducted were : Jnmie Dawson, LaVonte Dukes, Daitiana Emmanuel, Taylor Moor 1 Kenneth Nelson and Geraldine Williams. Dawnette Frazer-Woods is the President of Top Ladies a nd Maria Singfield is the Top Teens Advisor. Nlcbolas Green Top Te e ns 1st Vice President, conducted the Induction Ceremony with the {lSSistnnc of Ms. Singfield. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Top Ladies of Distinction in attendance for the induction were: seated, LeJoan Franklin, Christine Frazer (organizer of chapter), and Dawnette Frazer-Woods, President. Standing, Maria Singfield, Bertha Kemp; Delores Taylor, Ora Chester, Luvator Nelson and Jean Miller. Teen Advisor Maria Singfield lights candles to begin the service. First Vice President Nicholas Green. New inductee, Geraldine "Ki-Ki" Williams with her grandmother, Geraldine Twine. C l cbnting with her gl'nndson (new inductee), S mn cmd LnVonte Dukes. Tampa Police Deoanment Black Historv Program The Tampa Police Black History Program was held recently at the Ragan Center (Photography by BRUNSON) Curtis and Kim Bascom. TOBA Tampa Organization of Black Affairs Membership Orientation Everyone is Invited to attend! Saturday, March 26, 2011 10:00 a.m.-12 Noon Tampa Park Apartments 1417 Tampa Park Plaza-Tampa TOBA i s a vibrant organi zatio n with a vision to impact and improve the African American community. To make this vision reiility-WE NEED YOU! We need your input! W e need your contribution on the commice of your choic e M embe rship applications will be available at the meeting. Refreshments will be served. -RSVP : tobrun e rnber@gmail. c om or visit our webs ite: www toba netw ork org

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,... ,... There are some who have no who puts her trust in God and than an unbeliever (vs. 8). children or grandchildren. is determined to live a godly God expects the believer to ::I: There are some who have both life is about continuous supplishow care and concern for children and grandchildren cations and prayers his/her own family. It does -Paul opens with instruction to Timothy not to rebuke an a: elder, but treat him as a father; u.. and the younger men as 0 brother (vs. 1); likewise the women as mothers and the women as sisters (vs. 2). 0 Paul advises Timothy to not tn treat the older men in a manw Paul moves the conversation to a more delicate group, the widows. He admonishes Tim othy to honor the widows if they are indeed widows (vs. 3). By stating "indeed" he identifies those who are really widows, do not have family to take care of them, or have fam ily who will not care for them. Although a woman's husband died does not make her a widow in need. The concern is for those who are left for no one to care for them or provide support. Paul distinguishes between the types of widows. ::J > a: w > w 0 w ::I: (/) :::; lXI ::J a. z i= w ..J ..J ::J lXI ..J w z i= z w (/) 1 speaker Bro.Josepl1 Brown of Riehm on. Vir ginia. Bro. Brown l1as over forty -seven (4'7) years of experience preaching and teaching God' s Word. Sunday Services: Morning Bible Classes-9:15A.M. Morning Worship -10:30 A.M. Fellowship LUncheon -12:30 P.M; Afternoon Worship-2:00PM. Monday-Wednesday-7:30 P.M. Nightly For More Information Or To Schedule Transportation Contact Us At: (8B) Or Email: 29churchtiverizon.net 'Don't Forget To Bring Your Bible Bro. Roderick A. Davis Is The Local Minister Of Street Church OfChrist. NEW MT. ZION M. B. CHURCH, INC. 2511 E. Columbus Dr. (813) 248-8101 or (813) 247-3899 REV. WALTER J. WilliAMS Pastor Early Morning Worship 7:55A.M. Sunday Morning Worship 9:30A.M. Morning Worship :55 A M Wed. Family 7 P .M. For Transportation Call (813) 486-7890 Dea. Clarence Fort, Deacons Minist FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF COLLEGE HILL 3838 N. 29th St. Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 248-6600 REV. EVAN BURROWS SENIOR PASTOR SUNDAY SERVICE Early Worship 7:50a.m. Sunday School 9:45a. m. Morning Worship 10 : 50 a.m TUESDAY SERVICE Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Life Enrichment University Visit our website at www.tbcch.org or Email us at info@lbcch.org Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. YPWW .6:00 P M Evening Worship 7 :00P. M TUESDAY & FRIDAY Evening Service 7:00P.M

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Officials at Middleton High School, 4801 N. 22"d Street, will host its Second Annual Motorcycle Ride For Education. The event will take place on Saturday, April 2"d, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of area motorcycle clubs and bike riders are invited to partici pate. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. This is the second year that the school has held the event. Last year the event, which may have been the first of its kind in Hillsborough County, was a huge success. Owen Young, Principal of Mid dleton High School said, "It is important we impress upon the community that we are about creating a family here at Middleton High School. This 2nd Annual Motorcycle Ride is just one of many avenues in which we plan on doing so." After registration, the events of the day will unfold. Some of the organizations partici pating in the include health care agencies, the U; S. Army and U.S. Air Force, Adult Education Services, and numerous local organizations. Those in attendance will enjoy music, vendors, and a Bike Show Con-OWEN YOUNG Principal, Middleton High School test. The group with the largest number of riders will receive a plaque. Last year, the group rode to Clear water. This year, Principal Young, who loves to ride, said about 500 rid ers have already signed up for the event. Led by Principal Young, along with the presidents of the clubs par ticipating, the riders will take a northern scenic tour toward Zephyrhills. The ride will last about one hour. For more information contact Ms. Rosemary Buchanan at (813) 2333360, ext. 275. ''I'm still on business for the King." Those are the words congregants at Palm River Church of God in Christ hear on Sundays from Mother Lillie Mills. Mother Mills is one of the co founders of the church, and her favorite song is "Still On Business For The King ." This week, March 24 and 25, 2011, Palm River COGIC is celebrating its 38th Church Anniversary with ser vices at T30 p. m. Sunday, March 27, 2011, at 3:30 p. m., the celebration continues and has been set aside to honor and make spe cial presentations to Mother Mills. The mission of the church began in the home of Elder Ollie and Mother Lillie Mills. In 1973, he was instructed to build a church. The church was completed in 1976 and dedicated on March 20, 1977. The church's name is derived from Deuteronomy 11:24, 34:3. The current location is 1304 S. 58th St. Minister Willie Fowler, Jr. and his family came to the Palm River community in 1986. Elder Mills ap pointed him as assistant pastor. After the home going of Elder Mills, MOTHER LILLIE MILlS Elder Fowler was appointed pastor. Mother Mills still teaches adult Sunday School class, works on the Mothers' Board and is a dutiful Mis sions Department worker. The community is invited to come out and honor Mother Mills. For additional information, please call the coordinator, Sheila ShawLillie (813) 446-3764. New Testament M. B. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH 14801 15th Street Church Of lllonotasassa; Inc. 11530 Walker Road . Thonotosassa, FL 33592 . MOUNT PLEASANT M.B. CHURCH 2002 N Rome Avenue* (Corner of Rome Ave. and Spruce St.) P.O. Box 4724 *Tampa Dr C.T. Kirkland, Pastor Tel: (813) 253-5714 *Fax (813) 254-1441 E-mail: MtPleasantMB@aol.com Devotion By Mt. Pleasant Praise Team EARLY MORNING WORSHIP AT 7:45A.M SUNDAY SCHOOL* I 9:30A.M. MORNING WORSHIP -11 A. M. 1ST SUNDAYS 5 PM -Family Series Hour (B.T.U.) 6 PM-Lord's Supper (Communion) TUESDAYS 6 PM -Prayer Service 7 PM -General Bible Study 7 Youth Bible Study DR cr. 10.u, .... 0 p 1\1\&oAn astor TAPE MINISTRY Order On Une At Web Site Or Call Church WEB SITE: MtPieasantMBChurch.org Sunday School-9:45a. m Morning Worship -11 a m Evening Worship5 p m Prayer Meeting Tuesday-7:30p.m. Visitors Are Welcome! FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PROGRESS VILLAGE 8616 Progress Blvd., Tampa, Fl33619 'Church Office : (813) 677-1948 Pastor's Office : (813) 672-0389 Academy Office : (813) 677-5988 Fax: (813) 672 E-Mail: fbcopv@tampabay rr.com DR. SAM MAXWELL, SR., Senior Teaching Pastor Adult/Children Worship Times 7:30A.M. & 10 : 55 A.M 4:i!:UJ1ii!llll'-t Sunday-9:45AM. Adult & Youth/.Children Tuesday -11 A.M.Adult Wednesday 7 P M Youth/ Children 7:30P. M Adult A Satellite Campus For Faith Bible lnStiMe Growing The ChllCh For Global Change" (Acts 1 :8, Rom. 1 : 8 1 Thea 1 :8) Lutz, FL 33549 Mailing Address P.O. Box 273757 Tampa, FL 33688 REV. DELORES JAMES CAIN, Pastor Sunday Worship Services 7:45A.M. & 11 A.M. Sunday School A.M. Mid Week Worship Tuesday 7:00P.M. 986-3971 610-1252 Weekly Services: Sunday School 9 : 30A.M. Sun Morning Worship 11 A.M. Wed. Night: Youth Prayer Service And Bible Study Thurs. Night: Prayer Service And Bible Study "Saving The Sinners And Educating The Believers "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me."-Phil. 4 :13 ST. MATRIEW M. B. CHURCH 3708 E. Lake Ave, Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 628-0752 .. Website: www.stmatthewchurch.org Email:. rsims@tampabay.rr.com Break Of Day Worship 7:45A. M : Sunday School 9 :30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m . Prayer Service Wednesday 7 p .m. Study of the Bible Wed 7 : 30 8 : 30 p m Praise & Worship Service Wed ... 8:30 9 p m Children & Youth Bible Study Wednesday 7 8 : 30 p m Saturday Prayer Service & Bible Study 10 a m Youth Bible Institute 12 4 p.m Teen Night Friday before the 2nd Sunday 7-11 p .m. REV., W. D, s, Pastor

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c LL c z IC( c en w ::J 1-> l:t w > w c w J: en :J m ::J a. z i= w ...J ...J ::J m ...J w z i= z w en C3 l:t 0 ...J LL m I 00 w CJ Happy birthday to the March celebrants: Samaria Wright, Harry Roberts, III, Patricia Hill, Patricia Wiltz, Patric.a, Jolly, Patty McGill, Pierre Pearson, Ratisha Rumph, Robert Tucker, Jr., Ronald Williams, Jr., Samantha A. Maxwell Sandra Martin, Brown, Serena Grant, Sharisa Smith, Sherry Garrett, Shirley Sturdivant, Sonya Leonard, Spenser Parson, Stacey Rafael-Cornier, Stanley Turner, Tarrence DaVis T . 1ana Maner, Treavor Trott, Tyler Hooks. Venessa St. Phar, Virginia Stuart, Wade M. Edwards, Jr., Willie Mayes, Willie Mobley, Willie Parson and XaVier Hammond. March 9, 2011, Chandra Dilsworth celebrated her birthday with husband and son at Red Lobster. Wish you many more. Love; the family. CHURCH DIRECTORY SERVICE TIMES Sunday Scliool -1 0 A. M. Momillg Service-11 :30 A. M. Evening Service -7:3 0 P. M NEW FRIENDSHIP M.B. CHURCH 3107 E. Lake Ave.* 248-4127 uiU'III:LO't. Pastor Weekly Activities Sunday Church School 9 : 30A M Morning Worship 10:45 A M Bible Class 4 : 30P M Evening Worship 5 P M Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 P M Bible Study 7 :30 P S ttrdy -Tvesday Evening Band 7:30 P. M. lhursdayEveni11g -YPwW-7 :30 P M. 1 s t And Jrd Friday Evening Women's Outreach Ministry 7:30 P. M. GRACE MARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3901 N 37th St" (813} 248-3779 ELDER THOMAS J. REED Pastor Early Morning Worship 8 A M Sunday School9 : 30A.M Morning Worshi p -10: 50 A.M. Bible Wed. -7 P .M. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED I ain the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live And whoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John 11 ; 25 r j ,.t J _\. ..... ...r .iw-. -..!_.) _s JJJY IHUICH 1211 IUeftersaaSt. TIIIIP8.fl.33682 (813) 229 F.Y.I. Remember our helpers at Shu Lon's Kitchen, (813) 7419760. Let's keep President Barack Obama and his family in our daily prayers. Let's keep our service men and _women lifted up as they continue to protect our country. Let's pray for those, far and near, that are less fortunate. Let's remember the Japanese survivors and those help ing them. Call your news into Gloria McNair at (813) 928-5293. SUndaY St:heol ______ 9:15am. Morning WorsblphKUoO-Koou- "-;.;,,_,, 11 a.m. Praver service. TuesdaY.--......... __ & p.m. Awana B ible StudY. ruesdav----&:311 pm. Bible StudY. .. 7 p.m. I Can De All. Thlnfls . 11nlll* ClldstWblcb Sir........,. 18.PIIIIIPPians4:13 ST. JOHN CATHEDRAL 3401 E. 25th Avennue,Tampa, FL (Comer Of 34th St. & 25th Ave, ) Phone: (813) 248-3737 Or (813) Fax: 242-8076 Careline: 248-HELP Bi$hop Eddie Newkifkt,Sr.Pastor WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday: 8:00 It M. Spiritual EnriChment 9:45A.M. Su.nday School/ Orientation 10:45 Worship Service (Youth Church 2nd And 3rd Sundays) Tuesday: 12:00 Noon Intercessory Prayer w/BibiErStuqy Wadnesdav: 5 30' P M F ee Tuto. . . r . n 6:45 P. M. Adult &Youth Mid Week Service Email Us At: stjministrk:Js@aol.com Mission Statement: of the innerc(ty reaqhingout com{f1LJ1Jity bymini$terlng to the whOle man. Outreach Ministry: NOAH COMMUNO"Y, INCJ HOUSE OF LYDIA ..

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Local lincoln-Douglass Ball An Evening With Mor e th a n 300 att e nd e d the L incoln-Douglass B all host e d b y the St. Jame s House of Prayer Epi s copal Church. The e v ent was held a t Higgins Hall Proce e ds from the event will support Cor nerstone After School Care (Photos by Julia Jackson) Leading the Lincoln-Douglass Ball March were Marvin Martin, left and Dr. Idelia Phillips. Chairlady of the ball, Anna Rev. Ernestein Flemis-Sister Edna Locker, a Valdez and her daughter, Julie of ter, Pastor of St. James member of St. James New York City. House ofPrayer. House ofPrayer. Catherine Pearson and Clifford Bohler were ainong the guests. Ozepher and Jetie Wilds attended the Father AI and Bessie Chapman at the Lin-event. coin-Douglass Ball. Natalie Cole 1\) ing several songs in honor of BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer his birthday. Nat King Cole would have turned 92 y ears old March 17. The tribute turned emotional for both Ms. Cole and the audience when father and daughter performed in Unforgettable, cmrrtes y of video technology. The per formance was complete with pictures of a young Natalie and her handsome debonair dad Ms. Cole sang for nearly two hours non-stop accom panied by her tour band, backup singers and an or chestra. The performance was no small feat, consider-..... A night with singer Natalie Cole made for an un forgettable e v ening at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The R&B and Jazz artist took to the stage in Clearwater on St. Patrick s Day Ms. Cole sang countless jazz classics by numerous leg endary artists including Count Basie, Billie Holiday, George and Ira Gershwin and her beloved father, Nat King Cole. She paid tribute to her father during she was diagnosed with Hepatitis C several years ago and then later developed kid ney disease. She had been on dial y sis three times a week 0 before her sister donated a kidney for a transplant in ):> 2009. In November, Ms. Cole z released a book entitled ::! Love Brought Me Back, recounting her two-year bat-rtle with the life threatening illness. r-FAIR HOUSING 2011 'tive Free Without Housing. Discrimination" A Fair Housing and Home Seminar PRESENTED BY: THE TAMPA BAY HOUSING CONSORTIUM Friday, AprilS, 2011 :. . ;-, 4 ...... (Registration Deadline: April!, 2011) Egypt Shriners Center 40_50 Dana ShQres Florida,3363( .... ,. . 0 Basidair training for houslngpi'ovldefs, realtors, prOperty maRigers, homemers, assoCiations and the general pUblic. ., ..... v.: ',. SessiOn wm tOpiCs such as: Bask Fair Housing Laws Reasonable AccoRvnoctatlonS Housir!9 for Seniors .. .. . Foreclosure ASsistance HOusij Pro9ralns ;, Registration Fonn: Fair Housing and Homt Ownership Seminar AprilS, 2011 (Registration deadfine: Apri 1, 2011). Office iMness _________ Phonet _______ Address ______________ -,-----,----Street Address Gty St.lte Zip rm ::! z "'D c: m r-c;; ::t m c m < m -1 c: m C/) c ):> z c JJ c

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ocal :I: Blind Musician To Perform (.) AtAnnuaiBanquet c a: u. .,... BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Saturday, March 26th, a Tam,pa teenager will perform at the annual banquet of a local organization. The ban quet will be held at the St Pe tersburg-Marriott Hotel, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. Jamie Thomas, 18, has been chosen to perform during the gth Annual Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Teamsters Na tional Black Caucus. The ban quet is one of the organization's major fundrais ers. All donations support the scholarship and book fund. The theme for the event is "Building Relationships arid Resources through Education." The keynote speaker for the evening is Perry D. Jones, Vice Presf:. dent of Operations, PepsiCo. The son of Jimmie and Melissa Thomas, Jamie was born premature and his parents were told he would be blind. The young man began singing at the age of 3 ; He was attending St. Peter Claver Catholic School at the time. By the age of 4, Jamie had taught himself how to play the piano. His mother said Jamie shares many of the attributes M!n
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Tampa General Hospital's national prominence is a result of the clinical excellence of USF Health and community physicians who practice here. Their dedication to our patients is worthy of daily recognition. To honor them, we proudly observe National Doctors' Day on March 30. We say thank you to our fine physicians, today and every day. The Board of Directors, employees and volunteers of TG H www.tgh.org Physician Finder Referral Service 800-822-DOCS Affiliated with the USF College of Medicine Tampa General .Hospital c 3: :2J 0 :X 1\) J1l 1\) 0 ..... ..... ...... ..... I m

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c a: LL c z w c w ::I: en ::::i m ::::J a.; z i= w ...J ...J ::::J m ...J w z i= z w en g a: 0 ...J LL SCHOOL PHYSICALS STEPHEN A WILLIAMS, M.D., P;A. Board Certified Pediatrician 714 W. MLKJr Blvd. Tel: Tampa, FL 33603 Fax:813-223-6020 www.kiddlemd.com Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd Suite 102 Tampa, Florida 33607 1703 Palmetto Ave. Plant City, FL 33563 Doctor Recommended Health March Is National Endometriosis Awareness Month March is National En dometriosis Awareness Month, a time to try and shed more light on a relatively still unex plained condition. What Is Endometriosis? When a woman gets her pe riod once a month, the lining of t he uterus (which is called the endometrium) breaks down and is shed as menstrual flow. When a woman has en dometriosis, the type of tissue that makes up the lining of the uterus also shows up in other parts of her body, including the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the bowels, and the bladder. Dur ing her period, this tissue breaks down. But since it's out side the uterus, it can't leave the body during menstruation and cysts and scar tissue may Did You Know ... Aloe Vera Aloe Vera is ef fective in treating skin conditions, like psoriasis, burns and wounds Blood Pressure A daily dose of cinnamon can improve blood pressure read ings and blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. VitaminD Maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D may offer protec tion from urinary tract infec tions (UTI). Vitamin D may help the bladder mount a stronger and faster immune response to bacteria. Breast Cancer Supplements from Vitamins E, C and multivitamins, when taken by women With early stage breast cancer diagnosis or undergoing treatment for breast cancer, reduced the risk for recurrence and possibly even death. Acupuncture Acupuncture treatment is a safe and effective therapy for neck pain It can help to re lieve pain intensity and im prove the quality of daily life. form as a result. In even more rare cases, en dometriosis has been found in side the vagina, inside the bladder, on the skin, even in the lung, spine, and brain. In addition to causing pain that can become quite severe, endometriosis can also cause scar tissue and adhesions to de velop that can distort a woman's internal anatomy. In Milk Thistle has been used to treat liver disorders for more than 2,000 years, but it's only re cently that it is shown to have pro tective effects for the skin. Silibinin, a com pound in milk thistle, may reduce the ef fects of aging on the skin. It also protects again cancer. advanced stages, internal or gans may fuse together, caus ing a condition known as a "frozen pelvis." It is als o esti mated that 30-40% of women with endometr iosis may be, come infertile. The most common symp tom of endometriosis is pelvic pain. Pain may be felt: Before/ during/ after men struation, During ovulation, In the bowel during men struation, When passing urine, During or after sexual intercourse, In the lower back region Diarrhea or constipation, Abdominal bloating Heavy or irregular bleed ing, and Fatigue. It is in other products for the skin, hair and nails and is a strong an-' tioxidant. Milk Thistle compounds func tion to stabilize cel lular membranes, inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells, aid to detoxi fication and neutralize free radicals. Be Careful When Picking Cleaning Products Words like 'nat ural, 'eco-friendly,' and 'non-toxic' aren t always regu lated, try these. For Windows: Mix equal parts of white vinegar and hot water and apply with a quality squeegee. Kitchens, Bathrooms And Laundry: Sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge or cloth for a nonabrasive cleanser for countertops, sinks, bathtubs, ovens and on fiber glass. Add a cup to your washer load and it Wi.J.l neutral ize odors. Use it as an air fresh ener and carpet deodorizer, too. Carpets And Rugs:To attacl< stain s before they set in, try dousing the soiled area with club soda, theri blot with a rag. If you're dealing with a big spill, cover it with corn meal (dump don't sprinkle), wait 5-15 minutes and vacuum. To make a spot cleaner, put 1/4 cup li quid soap and 1/3 cup water in a blender and mix until foamy. Pour into a spray bottle and spray the spot, then, rinse with vinegar. To deodor ize, sprinkle soda or cornstarch on the carpet (i cup per medium-size room), wait 30 min utes and vacuum. All Purpose Cleaner: To make a spray bottle's worth, Mix 1/8 cup of borax with 1 quart of hot water. Make sure the borax dissolves Apply, then wipe clean with a rag. Furniture: Dust and polish wood furnitUre with a mixture of 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Metal: To polish copper and brass, add white vinegar to 2 tablespoons of salt to make a paste (adding flour will reduce the abrasiveness, if desired). Apply with a rag and rub clean. To polish stainless steel, apply baking soda with a damp cloth. Scrub stubborn spots with white vinegar.

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Health Great Health After Menopause 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. .. To zzz ; may help promote weight loss in women who are overweight or obese Eat Wisely Eating wisely also helps maintain good postmenopausal health Prevent Cardiovascular Disease Here's what you can do: Control your blood pres sure. Control your cholesterol. African American women Avert Osteoporosis are living long lives after Eat a bone-building diet. menopause. Get some sun. Vitamin D And it's more important helps the body absorb calcium. than ever to take an active role Exercising at least three in protecting your health posttimes a week nelps keep bones menopause, especially since strong. some conditions, like ca:rdiovascular disease and osteo-' porosis, are more likely to occur during this time. Stop Smoking Smoking greatly increases your risk of lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Exercise Daily Regular exercise benefits the heart and bones, helps you maintain a healthy weight, and Defend Against Diabetes Here's how you can manage or prevent diabetes: Maintain a healthy weight. Keep an eye on your num bers. If you have diabetes, make sure your blood sugar levels are in the healthy range, eat a highfiber low-carbohydrate diet, and stay active. The sleep hormone' mela tonin might be the first step to restarting your clock. Here are 5 supplement cat egories to consider: 5 =Minerals. Take mag nesium and calcium separately or in a combination formula, usually a 2:1 ratio. 4 = Vitamins. B12 is es sential for healthy sleep without adequate levels, the body cannot make melatonin. 3 = Herbs. Try teas or cap sules containing herbs that relax, such as chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, pas sionflower or valerian. 2 = Mushrooms. The me dicinal mushroom reishi is valued as a sleep enhancer. However, it might take about 2 months of supplementation before deep sleep improves. 1 = 5-HTP. Another natu rally occurring hormone, sHTP is a precursor to melatonin and mood-boosting serotonin. If it is has a stimu lating effect on you, discon tinue use. Never combine s-HTP with antidepressants. TEMPlE TERRACE PHARMACY & TAMPA HEIGHTS MEDICAl CENTER In Conjunction With The Confidence Begins With A Beautiful Smile! lmprovf' Your Sm1IP Todny W1tt1 StmlrJh tPr TPeH1 F101T Tile H ouse Of 8 Pau!lfu l Smiles" Fnendly Personal Care Most Insurance Plans Accepted Zero Down Payment Plans Available Flexible and Affordable Monthly Payments Family Discounts BRACES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN ................ 813-238-3384 4119 N. Taliaferro Ave. Tampa Just Right Of The 1-275 Northbound Entrance Ramp Of M L. K Blvd. Tampa Seminole Heights Ybor City ANGELLA TOMUNSON, DDS, PA GAlL C. MCDONALD, DOS, MPH Accepting New Patients, Including Children Exams, Cleaning & Fillings Cosmetic (Bonding, Veneers) Crowns (Caps) & Bridges Partials & Dentures ExtlactiOn Implant Restorations Walk-Ins & Emergencies Welcome -Most Insurance Accepted Senior Citizen Discounts Tampa (813) 209-0338 3911 N. Boulevard (1 Blk South Of W Dr. MLK Blvd.} www. tomlinsondentalcare.com Heel Pa. in Wound Care Bunions tion: 01 Tampa. FL Sports Medicine Personal Injury & Accident Treatment MOLINX H EALTHCA-RE ' 1-866-4 72-4585 or call Medicaid Options: 1-888-367-6554 )> JJ 0 :I: N U1 N 0 ...a. ...a. "11 r-0 en m z :::! z m r-Ill c: r rm :::! z "'tt c: Ill r-c;; :I: m c m < m JJ -< -t c: m en c )> z c "11 JJ c ...a. w I Ill

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From Tonia Turner Since we're at the Sweet 16 mark (March 24-25) and the Elite 8 will be played on March 26-27 then on c to the Final Four on April 2, 4 -here are some fun a: foods that will be slam-dunk favorites during the game-watching parties. c en w :::::) 1-w > w c w J: en :::::i CD :::::) a. z i= w ...J ...J :::::) CD ...J w z i= z w en 2liTER SODA $1.00 305 CIGARmES a: 0 ...J LL $2.99 $31.00 REMINGTON CIGARS ER CIGARillO BUY I PACK GO 1 PACK FREE $4.99 SWISHER BLUNT I PACK GO 1 PACK FREE $4.61 POMPOM on GOOD TIMES CHOi$1.00 OPTIMO CIGARILLO GET 1 PACK FREE . Mexi-Meatball Kabobs Nonstick cooking spray 3 pounds lean ground beef 2 cups quick oats 1 can (12 fluid ounces) Evaporated Milk 2large eggs 1/2 cup ketchup 2 packets (1.25 ounces each) taco seasoning mix 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 3large bell peppers (any color), cut into 6o, 1-inch pieces 6o 4-inch wooden skewers Salsa and sour cream (optional) DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 F. Foil-line 3 baking sheets and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Combine ground beef, oats, evaporated milk eggs., ketchup, taco seasoning and black pepper in large bowl until just mixed. Form mixture into 120, l-inch meatballs. Place on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink in eenter. Drain on paper towels, if needed. Thread two meatballs and one piece of pepper on each skewer. Place on large serving plat ter. Serve with salsa and sour cream. HOW COOKING THURSDAY-3608 N. 1SthtcomerOfLake) 813

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National Meet The Bov Who savs He Visited Heaven And Saw Jesus COLIN BURPO After a burst appendix near ly cost 4-year-old Colton Burpo his life in 2003, his parents were thankful just to have him alive and well But when he opened up about his brush with death a few months later, they were shocked when he described a very vivid trip to heaven, and spoke of matters about which he had no apparent way of knowing. During an automobile trip when Sonja Burpo asked him about his memorie!? of being in the hospital, little. Colton replied: Yes, Mommy, I remember -that's where the angels sang to me." A sweet answer, to be sure-but then Colton made his parents' jaws drop when he told them about sitting in Jesus lap watching his par ents while he lay seemingly near death, and meeting his great -grandfather But most poignantly, Colton described meeting a sibling in heaven -even though he had no way of knowing that his mother had miscarried two years before he was born, since his parents had never told him. Jesus And John The Baptist Todd Burpo began telling of his .son' s heaven-sent visions from the pulpit of the Crossroads Wesle y an Church in Imperial, Neb., where he serves as pastor. Word of mouth spread, and the family landed a book deal. The book Heaven Is for Real, writ ten by Todd with co-writer Lynn Vincent has become a best-seller, with some 1.5 million copies in print since its release in November. Gov. Scon Finds A Tough Crowd At Yankees Game GOV. SCOTT TAMPA-It was a reception usually reserved for visiting Red Sox pitchers. Gov. Rick Scott was greeted with a chorus of boos and a spattering of applause -as he headed to the mound to throw the first pitch at Saturday' s spring training game between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays. Scott, dreSiled in Yankees' attire, was steady in his delivery, though, pitching a straight fastball to the catcher before leaving the diamond at George M. Steinbrenner Field. The governor was not avail able for comment afterward. 9" Roller ...................................... $1 nt Brushes ............... ....................... 99' LIMIT 2 WITH THIS AD ONLY!! Pres.Obama .Criticizes Scon For His Rejection PRES. BARACK OBAMA vs. GOV. SCOTI MIAMI --President Barack Obaina says Florida Gov. Rick Scott was wrong to reject $2-4 billion in federal money to build a high -speed rail line from Orlando to Tampa. Pres. Obaina said, "Frankly, I think the gover. nor was wrong on this. And that's not just my opinion. That's the opinion of folks in Tampa and Orlando, includ ing a lot of Republicans up there." Scott has said he didn; t want to obligate the state to pay for potentially expensive operating costs. A Florida of Transportation study shows the line could have had an operating surplus in 2015, its first year of operation. Other states like New York and California have already expressed interest in taking the money for their own high-speed rail projects. Man Stole Rings From Corpse To Pav Cable Bill FREDERICK TAPLEY CHICAGO --A suburban emergency room worker pleaded guilty to an unthinkable crime. Frederick Tapley, 37, admitted to stealing the wedding and engagement rings off the hand of a patient who died at Advocate Samaritan Hospital. Tapley took the rings while transporting Dolores Yukness to the morgue last summer. Loved ones say she almost never took her rings off dur ing her 53 years of marriage. Tapley used part of the money to pay his c able bill. His attorney says he felt so guilty for pawning the rings he helped police find them. Tapley faces up to five years in prison when he' s sentenced on felony theft charges later this year. .2:! c Minister louis Farrakhan warns President Obama To Get Out Of libva s: l> :::c 0 :t: N U1 The UN sanctioned attack on rebels and non-combatant civilians loyal to strong man Muammar Gaddafi in Libya have been met with _approval by U. S. Republicans. Some Democrats are questioning Pres. Obama's decision to send air assaults last week without Congressional approval or a clear definition of America s role in the mission in Libya. Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke about the war in Libya and offered words to President Obama as he shed light on what he feels is the reason for American intervention. "Our dear brother [Obama] has to be very careful in his decision .. whenever government wants you to think and act in a certain way that would bring justification to an action that they are already planning to make, they must make the person that they hate, the boogey man." Farrakhan states that in every nation there is dissat isfaction and the CIA moves into a country and aligns with the people to stimulate a revolt against a leader that they don t like. Although the Libyan people have legitimate grievances, The Minister suggests that imperialist powers such as France, England and the United States aren' t truly MIN. FARRAKHAN concerned with the countrymen. "What is their dissatisfaction about?" Asks Farrakhan, ... do they have jobs? Yes. Do they have food? Yes. Has Gaddafi 5 used the oil money to build 2:! Libya? Yes : .. Did he impose farming in the desert so that en they could feed their own m people? Yes." He warns that the Libyans z may unite against the U. S. m and other countries if they .kill Gaddafi. He advises that Barack meets with the country' s leader instead of m using force. "Don't tell me and wise "'0 Black people or White peo-C: ple that you re interested in Black suffering. Where were en you in Rwanda? Where are ffi you in the Congo? Why did C you go to Darfur? Because m oil is there! No you don' t rii to save the Libyan peo-ple that's your noble motive to hide your wicked agenda." ffi en c Houston Woman Jailed For Drunken Toddler Daughter HOUSTON -A 3.2-yearold Houston woman is jailed on a charge of endangering a child after authori ties found both her and her year-old daughter drunk. Lash wanda Allen asked a Harris County judge Thursday for a courtappointed lawyer. Court documents show emergency crews were summoned Feb. 21 after a roommate found her wandering around her apartment complex and her 4-month-old daughter hanging upside down on the b e d, tangled in sheets and turning blue. Her year-old daughter had been retrieved b y a neighbor near a parking lot outside. Test showed the older child was legally drunk. Allen told officers she was LASHWANDAALLEN drinking an alcoholic energy drink, fell asleep and awoke to see the older daughter holding the empty can. Support The Florida Sentine Advertisers

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i Polk County <( :E c a: LL lakeland Mavor Responds To Discrimination Allegations At Fire Depanment BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The Mayor of the City of Lakeland has responde d to an incident between two members of the fire depart m ent. The incident took place last month. Last week an, anonymous calle r telephoned the Sentinel about what he perceived as an injustice against an African American (Alvin Catholic) fireman. The caller stated that a C white (Matthew Burns) fE fireman had attacked the c z <( c C/) w ::;) 1-ft w > w c w J: C/) :J m ::;) a. z i= w ...I ...I ::;) m I ...I w z i= z w C/) Black fireman and used the N' word during the alterca tion. According to the caller, the. incident took place away from the fire station where both men are employees. "The white fireman head butted the Black fireman and called him the 'N word. The Black guy took his shirt off, but they never physically fought. They (officials) wrote up the Blackfireman who was the victim and told him he should have walked away. But they told th. e white fireman to go to coun seling because he was one of the good ole boys," the caller stated. The caller also stated that that Catholic had been transferred. The caller further stated that he felt the incident was being"swept a: under the rug" and that the 0 mayor was not aware of it Upon receiving the tele-phone call, this reporter contacted Lakeland Mayor, Gow Fields via e-mail and made him aware of the tele phone call. Mayor Fields stated that he was not aware of the incident until receiving my email and that he would check into the allegations. Mayor Fields responded: "The incident took place on February 12th at the home of one of our firefight-' :h MAYOR GOW FIELDS ... Lakeland Mayor ers as a Valentine's party among the firefighters and their spouses or dates. Mayor Fields continued, "An investigation was conducted with our Human Resource bepartment's guidance as the department had not encountered an incident of this nature involving two of our firefighters off duty previously. There is ample documenta..:. tion from witnesses and the two firefighters to demonstrate to me that it was not swept under the rug. Mayor Fields said he contacted Fire Chief Gary Ballard concerning the allegations who responded to the allegations with the following information. Allegation: White firefighter head butted the Black firefighter when he used the N word. Answer: The N word was used and at some point their heads did bump. Because of the variations of the statements it was unclear that the head butt was intentional or acciden tal. Allegation: Black firefighter took his shirt off in preparation for a fight. They were separated before. any blows were thrown. "The Voice of Our Community Speaking for 1tself1 (813) 248-1921 Answer: True both men removed their shirts and no blows were thrown. Allegation: This is the white firefighter s third such incident (incident type was not described further) and all three incidents have been swept under the rug." Answer: I have no factual knowledge of any previous events of this type involving this firefighter. His personnel record does not contain any documents pertaining to the N word or fighting. When personnel issue arise we address them immediately and resolve them with disciplinary action to the degree that gains compliance and hopefully to never occur again. It is not and never will be my policy to ever sweep anything under a rug Allegation: White firefighter was recommended for termination, but wa-s only given counseling as his punishment due to his close relationship with the Fire Chief. The allegation states Gary and this firefighter are allegedly fishing buddies. Answer: Termination was never recommended in this case in any of the discussions with Human Resources. I (Fire Chief) have no personal relationship or connection with either firefighter and have never been fishing with either of them. Allegation: Black firefighter was moved (not a transfer request) to a _nother station as a prelude to "setting him up" to be fired in the future. No explanation was provided as to how the set up would unfold Answer: Neither of the firefighters have been trans ferred from their permanent assigned fire station. They are both currently assigned to fire station 1, "A" shift. They may have been assigned to other fire stations on a temporary basis to support staffing levels at other fire stations when vacancies occur on their shift. Mayor Fields stated he was told that the two men entered the party as friends prior to the incident. ew s '" ' . / '' ,; .. :_,. ... .. ..... .J '"""" City Commission Approves New Housing Authority Commissioners With the terms of Lakeland Housing Authority (LHA) board members Everett Taylor and Daryl Johnson expiring on April 30, 2011, the Lakeland Cit y Commission has appro v ed their replace m e nts. On M ay 1 2011, Beverly O 'Neill-Copeland and Bruce Lyons will begin th e ir fouryea r t enure as the new LHA bo ard members. O'Neill-Copeland brings to th e tabl e 15 plus y ears of expe ri e nce in property manage ment. H e r mo s t rece _nt was with Covenant Capital Group where she served as an Asset Manager. Lyons is highly experienced in urban redevelopment and is of Swan Advisors, a Lakeland based business. Plant City Celebrates Its Black Heritage On February 1:1.th, the community of Plant City joined together with members of the Plant City Black Heritage Ct:!lebration, Inc at a banquet to celebrate great Black her itage of the city. the chosen theme for the 8th Annual Plant City Black Heritage Banquet was "Uniting Our Community to Move For-Ward". 54 Years and Still ELDER FREDDIE and MOTHER MAMIE HIRD Happy Anniversary to Elder Freddie and Mother Mamie Hird of Lake Wales. The Hirds will celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary on March 29th. May the Lord continue to bless this union with many more years togeth er as one! Condolences Shaw-Ntif Talk extends condolences to Elder Harry J. Johnson, family, friends and the Church of God by Faith, Inc., in the passing of Lady Alma Johnson. The Homegoing Celebration for the late Lady Johnson was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Greater Church of God by Faith, Jacksonville, Florida, Elder Cedric Matthews, Pastor Services were entrust ed to the Sarah L. Carter Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Very Special Birthday Greetings Shaw-Nuf Talk extends special HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to Michael Shaw, II w ho will celebrate his 15th birthda y on Monday, March 28th! Mic h ae l is the s on of Michael Shaw and Cynthia Zorn-Shaw (this writ e r!) He i s a freshman a t Auburndale High School in Auburndal e Florida. It is our prayer that this year b e filled with continued spiritual growth and many blessings for you. Special wishes for a HAPPY BIRTHDAY are extended to: Minister Paulette Mack of Clearwater who will celebrate her special day on March 29th; the of Yours Truly, Lakeland lady Martha Shaw, Lakeisha Herbert and Ja'Darian Hird who will each celebrate anoth er year of life on March 31st and to Lakeland lady April Johnson who celebrates her special day on April 1st. May the Lord bless each of you With many, inany more birthdays! Shaw .. Nuf Shout-Out This week's Shaw-Nuf Shout-Out goes out to and for the voices of those who believe in the Power of Prayer Come forth, and say something. Polk County Sentinel Business Lo<:ations Needed Hello Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, Haines City, Auburndale, Lake Wales!. ... the Florida Sentinel Bulletin is in search of distributors in Polk County. Are you interested in having the Sentinel available for purchase at your store, s_alon, barbershop, church, agency or other place of business? yes!.. then please call me (Cynthia ZornShaw) at (863) 513-8437 or Harold Adams at (813) 2481921. We are here to serve you! Talk To Shaw-Nuf Shaw-Ntif Talk wants to hear from you. Share your exciting news and/ or photos of your celebrations, special events, birthdays, anniversaries, .weddings, family reunions, church or community events etc., with the read ership of the ,Florida Sentinel Bulletin and Shaw-Nuf Talk by sending an e-mail to: sbawnuftalk@ yaboo.com or calling (863)513-8437.

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., :!! :< 3: )> ::0 0 :::1: N 91 HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ABANDONED VEHICLES LEFT AT TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Notice is hereby given that property abandoned at Tampa International Airport will be sold by public outcry as provided by law on Saturday, April 9. 2011 at 9:00 A.M. if not claimed by the rightful owner thereof. Such public auction will be held at the Tampa Machinery Auction; Inc., located at 11720 US Highway 301 North, Thonotosassa, Florida. THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES WILL BE offered for sale by competitive bidding AT THE TAMPA MACHINERY AUCTION, INC and will be sold to the highest bidder: ABANDONED IMP# YEAR MAKE/MODEL VIN# DATE 381 2000 Pontiac 2 DR 1 G2NW12E7YM717913 9/212009 529 1995 Pontiac Bonneville 1 G2HX52K5S4221202 10/212010 536 1999 Nissan 4dr 1 N4DL01 D3XC150807 10/6/2010 541 1983 Mercury Grand Marquis 1 MEBP95F6DZ638257 10/7/2010 544 1993 Mercedes 4DSD WDBDA29DXPG02997 4 10/11/2010 641 2000 Chevrolet S-1 0 1GCCS1446YK115194 1/15/2010 653 2007 Nissan 4dr 1 N4BA41E47C833077 1/28/2010 666 2004 Saab CV YS3FD79Y946005807 2119/2010 716 1997 Ford Explorer 1 FMDU24E7VUA62806 4/10/2010 874 1991 Chevrolet 4dr 1G1BN53E7MW141741 8/2212010 886 1998 Saturn 4dr 1 G8ZJ5273WZ181685 8/29/2010 1002 1995 Ford Aspire KNJLT05H1S6149873 11/2212010 1036 2000 Mazda 626 1YVGF22D1Y5118446 12117/2010 The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority/Tampa Machinery Auction, Inc., reserves the right to remove any vehicle from the auction at any time and to reject any or all bids. Vehicles will be sold "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY COVENANTS OR WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE ON THE PART OF THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY/TAMPA MACHINERY AUCTION, INC. Vehicles will be on display from 7:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. on the day of sale. Questions concerning the sale may be addressed to Lori Lowenthal at 813/870-7855 no later than 2:00 PM on Friday, April 8, 2011, or the Tampa Machinery Auction at 813/986-2485 on April 8, 2011, before 5:00P.M. Notices will be posted at the Tampa International Airport Impound Vehicle Storage Lot located at 4812 W. South Avenue, Tampa, Florida, and in the Administrative Office lobby areas on the third floor of the Main Terminal and second floor of the Airport Administrative Offices and Conference Rooms at Tampa International Airport, 4160 George J. Bean Parkway, Suite 2400, Airport Administrative Offices and Conference Rooms, 2nd Floor, Red Side, Tampa, FL 33607. II Tampa Salon Seeking Licensed Professional Hair Stylist Please Call (813) 369-4950 Afterschool Program Coordinator P!T 20-25 Hours/Weekly Must Have Experience Teaching, Tutoring And Coordinating Minimum Of 1 Year Experience Call 813.269.4402 Or Send Resume To info@ ltsallaboutkids.org EMPLOYMENT Ponce de Leon Corner Store Is Now Accepting Applications For Deli Cooks Apply At: 3209 North 22nd Street New Salon Is Looking For 1 Barber 1 -Braider 1 -Stylist $75 00 Booth Rental Weekly Auditions Are Being Held Now! (813) 374-8829 Coming Soon Always A Lady Full Service Salon Beauty Professionals Wanted Call (813) 451-3767 Looking For Experienced Lawn Care Worker Must Pass Background Check No Misdemeanor Drug Chargers And Absolutely No Felony Charges (813) 270-6887 II Professional Property Management Services RFP# FY201 Q-RFP-09 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES In accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Handbook 7460 8 REV-2, Florida Statutes and with other applicable laws, the Meridian River Development Corporation (l:lereafter referred to as the "Owrier''), a not-for-profit corporation organized by the Tampa Housing Authority (THA), pursuant to the laws of the State of Florida with a principal address of 1529 W. Main Street, Tampa, Florida 33607, formally requests competitive proposals from qualified, responsible firms interested in providing Professional Property Management Services for the following properties: Meridian Apartments, 8501 N. 50th St., Tampa, FL 33617 (280 Units) River Pines Apartments, 7517 N. 40th St., Tampa, FL 33604 (300 Units) River Place Apartments, 4019 Riverside Dr., Tampa, FL 33603 (120 Units) Section A -Submittal of Proposal ., r 0 :!! C/) m z -t z m r m c: I= Proposals shall be received until 2:00 p.m. (prevailing Tampa, FL m -t time) on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 1529 W. Main St., Suite 213, z Tampa, FL 33607. Proposals received after this date and time ., will be rejected Copies of this Request for Proposal are C: available electronically. Please visit www.thafl.com, click on Departments; Contracting and Procurement and select the (i) RFP (FY2010-RFP-08) or by contacting the Contracting Office ffi at 813-253-0551, ext 187 or by pick-up at the above C mentioned address m < m -t c: m C/) 1.!;;;;;;;11 HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE New Employment Opportunities LIBRARY ASSISTANT (RESTRICTED) $22,131 See our web site a http://www.hccsb.org or v1s1 our office a:t: 601 E. Boulevard, 17th Floor, Tampa, FL. Preference in initial apt. will be. given to eligible vets & eligi ble spouses of vets. AA/EEO Empioyer Now Hiring Sales Representatives To Sell Merchant Services To Businesses Commission Only Call (813) 675-Q918 THIS COULD BE YOUR ADVERTISEMENT CONTACT LAVORA 0 (8"13) 248-"192"1 FOR DETAILS ON PLACING YOUR ADVERTISEMENT z c ., ::0 c

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More Than 500 Men Attend 2011 Health Forum An estimated 525 men registered for the 2011 Men s Health Forum in the Marshall Center at the University of South Florida. The event was held March 12th. Health officials provided a number of tests and information, free food, prizes and lots of fun. The event was sponsored by Moffitt Cancer Center. Although the forum is designed for men, there were several women in attendance. (Photos by BRUNSON) Left to right: Moffitt Cancer Centel"" staffers, Dr. B. Lee Green, Dr. Brian Rivers, Cathy Grant, Seap. Dickerson and Colin Forde. Valerie Goddard, William Sanders, Jamar Gosip, Nzozi Gosip (Moffitt), Jackie Gosin (toddler) and. Alton Limehouse were at the forum. Chris Brown, Brian K. Allen, and Kevin Johnson were at the Marshall Center for the Men's Health Forum. ,, Yancy Brown, Norman L. Wright, Jr. and Norman L. Wright, Sr. stopped at the health forum. David Bledsoe and Dalia Colon from Healthy Start Collaborative. Sholanda Lock and LaShonda Coulbertson. Tena Nock and Yolanda Trigg at the Men's Health Forum. Danyell Wilson. Jazzmin Brown. Warren Harris and Michael Brown at the health forum. Gentlemen who stopped at the Marshall Center included Derrick Jenrette, Joseph Elmore and Eziel Huggins. Dr. Kim Y. Wilson, Pharm D, RPh, CPh, Assistant Professor, FAMU Tampa Campus, and Anthony Spann. Ruby J:ackson and Marie Curate were there to share information about the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival. Domica Johnson and George Toran. Mellita Mills and Phillip Rowland. JoAnn Avery and DeLeal Williams at the Men's Health Forum. Eddie Adams, Jr. Vice President of Programs for 100 Black Men, and Sean Dickerson, President of 100 Black Men, supporting the Men's Health Forum.

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Local Event Ll) 5 First Annual Communitv, Familv Fun Fest oav Held 0: Members of the community gathered at Rowlett Park for the 1st >=' Annual Community, Family Fun Fest Day. w c w J: en ::::; m Q. z t= w ...J ...J m ...J w z t= z w en
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., Features ::u School Crowns King And Queen HENRY M. CROCKETI, V And TA'RIYAH TOLBERT The New Friendship Edu c ation & Culture Center re cently held their Annual King and Queen Contest for three y e ar-olds. Master Henry M. Crockett, V, emerged as the reigning king and his queen for the next year is lit tle Miss Ta'Riyah Tolbert. Henry is the son of Teria A: Skinner and grandson of Tonia Turner. He is a student in Janet Davis' class. F.Y.J. Ta'Riyah is the daughter of Brittney Johnson and the granddaughter of Deneen Maxwell. She is a student in Maxine McCullough's class. All donations contributed will support the summe r programs for their respe ctive classes Rev. Dr. H. L. Daniels is the school's prin-. cipal; Marcia McCloud, is the director; and Diane E. Calhoun, and is the secre tary. Albanv State Universitv Alumni Association The Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter of the Albany State University National Alumni Association is having a meet ing on Saturday, March 26, 2011, 10:30 a.m. at the John F. Germany Public Library (Downtown Tampa-MLK Room), 900 N. Ashley Dr All alumni of ASU, parents of students currently en rolled, students and supporters are asked to at tend. For more information, please call (813) 962-4925. USF Alricana Studies Dept. Offers Education Abroad The University of South Florida Mricana Studies Department is offering an opportunity for Education Abroad. Participants will travel to Ghana, West Mrica The program is open to students and the community. Participants will travel to 4 major regions: Kumasi, Cape Coast, Accra and Ho. The students will also have an opportunity to tour a gold field, meet with Parliamen tarians at the Capital discuss health issues and visit several villages. In addition to the program cost, participants will need international airfare, passport and visa fees, yellow fever vaccine and personal spending. For additional details and information go to www.global.usf.edu/educationabroad, or contact Deborah Plant, (813) 974-4177. Storvtellinu Time At Woodland Terrace Park l< :s: :1> ::u (") :J: N 91 Youngsters from Woodland Terrace Park were joined by a group from Fair Oaks Park for a storytelling e vent on March 3 2011. The MC for the event was Tanya Hart, who was joined by a staff of sforytelling coordina tors. The returning judges were Ruth Fleming, President of the Neighborhood Crime Watch and Levi Fleming. Members of the Wood-N land Terrace staff are: Robert Dell, Supervisor, .... and Coaches Alex, Janine, Leon and Tiffany, who prepared the youngsters for this event. Refreshments were served afterwards. ., r-0 c :1> en m z The cast of storytellers included: left to right: J acorrio Burgess, Coach Ameenah :::! Jafar, Ronald Hamilton, Je'Kyra Lynwood, Dony'e Davis, Zakiya Powell, Tamera Z m Shaw, Beth Leeann Valle, J'Nai Washington, Jahnaye Moody and Kenniyah r-Gafferey. Seated, Emani Gafferey, Isaac Jacobs, Aliyah Carter and Madison Grizzle. OJ c:: r rm 30 Wings 6 Family F-rtes ........................ $14 :99 5 Wings & Shrimp Fr:les ............................ $8.29 5 Wings Rice & Be-Qns ................ ....... - Fish 1\ice & Beans ....... ; ............................ $5..99 Hamburger & Fries .......................... : ....... $4.49 Cheese Steak Sandwich & Frles .. ....... : ..... $5.99 Chicken Kabob Planer ...... ...................... $8.99 Chicken Wrap S hawarma" .............. ....... $5.49 Beef Wrap "Shawarma" ......................... $5.99 Kufta Kabob Plater Rice & Salad ........ : ..... $8.99 Falafel Wrap with Frie.S ..................... : ...... $4. 9 9 Greek S _alad Gyro ................................ Othr M.nu Items Include: Fried V @ggies, Fried Q ysrers. Colomqri flin g s Solods ond :::! z "'0 c:: OJ r-(i) :J: m c m < m -4 c:: m en c :1> z c ., c G) m w I (")

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