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Celebrating 66 Years In The Tampa Bay Area c( Q -cc: 0 ....I 1.1.. SEE PAGE 17 VOL. 66 NO. 63 TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011 24 PAGES 75 Gift From Police Restores Child's Confidence SEE PAGE 6 -. Ribbon CuHing Held For Moses White Estates SEE PAGE 6 ... Judge Releases Video In Police Shooting SEE PAGE 3 40TH STREET ENHANCEMENT PROJECT RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY HELD On Monday, members of the community gathered at the intersection of N. 40th Street and E. Miller Avenue for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony marked the completion of the N. 40th Street Enhancement Project. The $103 million project began 8 years ago during the first term of Mayor Pam Iorio's administration. Mayor Iorio launched the project after receiving numerous complaints about the condition of the then twolane roadway. The new project features a new four-lane roadway that covers the 4.2 miles from E. Hillsborough Avenue to E. Fowler Avenue. Among those joining Mayor Iorio were Gloria Smart, Moses Moore, Ruth Fleming, Rosanna McCullough, Pamela Bradford, Jerry L. Balloon, Bill Richardson, Ronnie Moorer, and Reverend Matthew James. (Photography by BRUNON).


E Features 0) N J: (.) a: <( :E 40th Street Corridor Enhancement Project Completed c en w :J 1-BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Monday, Mayor Pam Iorio, along with members of the community celebrated the completion of the 40th Street Corridor Enhancement Project. The event took place at the corner of N. 40th Street and East Miller. The 40th Street Corridor Enhancement Project spans 4.2 miles, from E. Hillsbor ough Avenue to E. Fowler Avenue. The planning study for this corridor was completed in 1997 and construction was completed in five separate phases. The 401h Street Corridor was one of the major projects undertaken during the Iorio Administration. It cost approximately $103 million to u. complete. The roadway has C been converted from the existing two-lane roadway with >-several turns into a four-lane divided roadway. It also has en sidewalks, bicycle lanes, bus shelters, landscaped mediI-ans, and street lighting. w > w c w ::J: en :J m :J a. z i= w ..J ..J :J m ..J w z i= z w en <( c a: 0 ..J LL Mayor Pam Iorio is shown with from left to right County Commissioner Mark Sharpe, Robert Scott, and Rev. Thomas Scott, Chairman of the City Council at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. (Photography by BRUNSON}. A new four-lane bridge structure over the Hillsbor ough River Was also part of the enhancement project. Two intersections that formerly had traffic signals have been converted into round-a-bouts. The three round-a-bouts are located at the intersection of N. 401 h Street and E. Yukon and N. 40th Street and E. Hanna Avenue. The third round-a-bout is located at N. 40th Street and E. Riverhills Avenue. Additionally, stormwater improvements, upgraded water and wastewater facili ties were part of the project. The enhancement was designed to increase vehicle ca pacity and to provide a safer environment for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Evening & Weekends Appointments Available Call24 Hours A Day Home & Hospital Visits Governor Signs Bill leveled At Teachers BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor It doesn t matter if Senate Bill 736 is defined as overhaul ing teachers or student success; the result is the same. It will dramatically change the man ner in which educators are hired, evaluated, paid, or termi nated. On Thursday Governor Rick Scott signed the bill into law. Among the things that will change under the bill that takes effect on July 1 t, includes the following: Evaluations Teachers will be evaluated using a scale of four levels for performance (highly effective, effective, needs improvement and unsatisfactory), instead of being evaluated as either satis factory or unsatisfactory. Defining Effectiveness At least half of an educator's evaluation will be based on stu dent learning gains for class room teachers, 30% for non-classroom personnel. Student Learning Existing tests, such as the FCAT and Advanced Place ment, will be used to measure student learning. In courses without existing tests, districts will develop or adopt assess ments to measure student learning gains. Earning More for Student Learning More Teachers who earn "highly effective or effective will earn more. Until 2014-15, all teach ers will be able to choose either the existing salary scale or a new performance based scale. Closing Achievement Gap Teachers in low-income and failing schools will earn more money as recognition of the more challenging teaching en vironment. Attracting Talent Teachers in hard-to-staff subject areas, like math and sci ence, will earn more money. Ending Tenure After July 1 of this year, new teachers will work on annual contracts. (Current teachers will maintain tenure.) Keeping Great Teachers Student performance, not seniority, will determine lay offs. Governor Scott said, "I am proud that the first bill I sign is this important legisla tion that will give Florida the best educated workforce to compete in the 21"1 century economy. We must recruit and retain the best people to make sure every classroom in Florida has a highly effective teacher." Senator_ Stephen Wise and Representative Erik Fresen sponsored the bill. FREE Professional Service Alert: -The Florida Law States That You May Be Entitled To $10,000 For Loss Wages And Medical Care ... Call Michelle B. Patty Local: 813 -Toll 1-866 Available 24 Hours A Day /7 Days A Week Midlelle B. Inc.


Feature -4 c: m CJ) c Judge Releases Video Of Police Shooting s: )> :IJ (') BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor What began as a routine traffic stop on the mornin g of June 29, 2010, l ed up to the deaths of two Tamp a police of ficers. Last Friday, a judge al lowed members of the m edia to view the video recording of the men s final moments. Defense attorneys for Dontae Morris fought to keep the tape from becoming public. The video camera mounted on the dash of Officer David Curtis' cruiser recorded the entire shooting. It was shown in the Hills borough County State Attor ney's Office. The media was only allowed to enter with a pen and paper. The video showed Officer Curtis stopping the vehicle for not having a license plate. The driver pulled over at N. soth Street and E. 23rd Avenue. Ms. Courtnee Brantley gave the officer her license. Her pass enger, Dontae Mor-DONTAE MORRIS ris, spelled his name for the officer. Officer Curtis was joined by Officer Jeff Kocab as he returned to the car and in formed Morris that there was an active warrant for his ar rest. Morris exited the car and was told to put his hands behind his back. Without warning, Morris turned slightly and fired twice in succession. He then stumbled over the falling officers as he made his escape. Both offi-OFFICER DAVID CURTIS cers were fatally wounded. Ms. Brantley drove off in the vehicle. Three women, Ms. Renee Roundtree, Ms. Delores Keen, and Ms. Rose PaulDodson found the officers as they were going to a neighbor hood store. They called police and stayed until help arrived. Morris surrendered on July 2nd. He has since been charged with the deaths of five people ---Derek Anderson, May 18; Rodney Jones, May OFFICER JEFF KOCAB 31; Harold Wright, June 8; Officer David Curtis, and Officer JeffKocab, June 29. It was later learned that the warrant for Morris was in Jacksonville for worthless checks. However, during the time the were opened and the checks written, ris was an inmate in the Florida Prison System. He was released in April 2010. Ms. Brantley was rested on a seldom used fed eral charge of not revealing :I: Morris' whereabouts to po-lice. The charge was later dis-N missed. The dismissal is currently under appeal. ...... Chief's Statement Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said of the : judge's order to release the dash cam video, "T he release of the dash cam video will bring back many e motion s for Dave and Je_ff's families, our officers and me. "We respect the judge's de cision and the media's access to Florida's public records; however, we see no public value in anyone viewing this video outside of a jury. While this will be very difficult for us all, we will get through this with the continued support of our law enforcement family and the community. "The Tampa Police Department will continue its thor ough investigation of this case and will bring to justice any one found to have participated in these murders." ., r-0 :IJ c )> z :::! z m r-aJ c: r r-!!l z


.,... editorials/Columns FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN ( USPS 202-140) 2207 21st Avenue, Tampa Florida 33605 (813) 248-1921 Published Every Tuesday and Friday By FLORIDA SENTIN EL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co. Member of National News paper 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 Subscrlptions-$44 00-6 Months Both Editions: $87.00-Per Year Both Editions. Opinions expressed on editorial pages of this newspaper by Columnists or Guest Writers, do not necessarily reflect the editorial stance of The Florida Sentinel Bulleti n or the Publisher. Homeless, But Harmless c 0: In an hour-long interview, which occurred while he u. was still a mayoral candidate, current Mayor Bob C Buckhorn explained to reporters that he would be "ten:i der" in dealing with the City's homeless issue. He said he hoped Governor Scott would not cut funding for the homeless, but concluded, "If the City Council doesn't deal with this problem, I will have an ordinance on their desk W addressing the issue." We commend Mayor Buckhorn for his sensitivity and > sense of responsiveness regarding the homeless issue. But we wonder what is to become of homeless individuals in our city who have no criminal record, or pose no .threat W to anyone, except, perhaps, themselves? Is our city set up C to give as much assistance to homeless persons whose only crime is the fact they may be vagrants squatting on en someone else's property? Or is Law Enforcement the only :::i agency with a plan to deal with folks who have no place to stay? D.. Us!lallY what happens, or so we're told, is when police Z officers do background checks on homeless persons and tij discover they have no prior record, no further assistance ..J is offered. Consequently, the individuals are left exactly ..J as.they've been found: without a place to stay, food to eat, or medical assistance. ..J We trust when Mayor Buckhorn officially tackles the W homeless issue, he will consider our question: What hapZ i= pens when the City deals with the homeless who have no z record and pose no physical threat? Hopefully, the new mayor's tenderness will show through. 4( c a: 0 ..J u. "="""-T_he_F_ro_u_S_tri_ke_s_A_ga_in____.l P erhaps, you've heard the story about the Frog King. It involves a kingdom of frogs that weren't happy with their present ruler. So, they prayed to the god-of-thefrogs to send them a potentate who would make things more exciting around their domain. And as prayer would have it, the god-of-the-frogs heard their plea and answered their prayers. But they didn't like it. For, instead of a more conservative frog, the Frog God gave his constituents a long-legged stork with a monstrous appetite. And guess who was on the menu? When we look at the most recent decisions of Governor Rick Scott, we are reminded of the story about the Frog King. Take, for instance, the bill Governor Scott just signed regarding state teacher tenure, payroll track and evaluation. Not only did he throw teachers under the bus, but he backed up and rolled over them repeatedly. In case you're unaware, starting July t, no new teacher will carry a contract longer than a year. Furthermore, (also as of July tst), whether a teacher goes or stays will be determined by whether that teacher's students are good or are knuckleheads. "D" schools and "C" schools may have to resort to hiring drill instructors, or Doctor Phil clones. In addition, teacher evaluations will be set on "highly effective," "effective," "needs im-::; provement," and (better known as "Lord e, Have Mercy") while Florida school districts ..must burn if midnight oil to develop fair pay rates for new teachers. Those Guvs Are Crazv! C all them conservatives, Republicans, Tea Bag gers, Right Wingers or any other names you may choose but don't forget to call them crazy. Whatever you call them, this left wing leading group is the wildest group this country has ever seen. These folks seem determined to shake and reshape all the core values of Amer ica. They don't seem to care who they hurt or who they destroy in the process, as long as it does not hurt the rich and the powerful. Today's right wingers pretend to be very concerned about the United States' growing debt. I agree that it is a concern and must be dealt with. I don't agree that it must be done in a matter of months. It took longer than months to get into this mess and it will and should take longer than months to get from under this strangling deficit. The Republicans /Tea Party gang seems bent on solving the deficit problem on the backs of certain peo ple and programs. They don't want to stop spending $2 billion a week on an unwinnable war in Afghanistan. But they are ready to all but completely defund public schools, destroy the right of public workers to engage in collec tive bargaining for their benefits, cut out needed social programs and further impov erish the poor and senior cit izens. They want to do all these things to the needy and give Moses White: Entrepreneur And Humanitarian I was blessed last Friday, to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly rebuilt Moses White Estates, a 69unit public housing develop ment in North East Tampa Some of you may not have met or heard about Moses White, local legend who left gigantic footprints on the his tory of Tampa and Tampa s Black community. However, if you did have the fortune to meet him, you would always remember those piercing, yet, gentle eyes that could peer into your soul and allow you to feel the straight forward, no nonsense good honesty of his words. When I arrived in Tampa in the 196o's, Moses White and his entire entrepreneurial family were widely recognized and respected. His brother, Chester White owned a serv ice station and his brother, Dothan White owned a landscaping company. No doubt, their family's humble beginnings fueled White's passion to help others. Having migrated from Georgia to Tampa, the White family and his brothers estab lished homes and businesses in the Tampa Bay area. To gether, they raised families of college-educated athletes, politicians, educators, entre preneurs, and business profes sionals. As an entrepreneur, Moses White established several businesses on famous Central Avenue and on Main Street in Wes_!: Tampa, includ ing the Palm Dinette and Cozy Corner Sandwich Shop. In fact, I remember while I was pregnant, waking up some:times at midnight and sending my husband to fetch one of those fried chicken sandwiches with that "special sauce" on it. The quote, "To whom much is given, much is required," befits this giant, Moses White. For, as a humanitarian, he fed many hun gry families during countless Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, including people who would walk in off the streets to his establishment I once saw him reach into his pocket and hand money to a man who was down on his luck. Later on, White became the owner of Pughsley's Fu neral Home A well-known quote by White, "'That. which you keep, you lose. That. which you give away you can forever use," epitomizes White's phi' losophy and actions. He was a big tax breaks to wealthy Americans who don't need them and didn't ask for them. The cry in the U. S. today i s jobs! jobs! jobs! People need jobs. Are the Republicans/ Tea Party interested in creating jobs? Then I ask you what are they doing to create jobs? The thing that amazes me about this group is that they put together their talking points and they all go with them. It doesn't matter to them whether or not their talking points are false. It doesn t matter whether facts prove them wrong. They just keep on telling their lies. You know, I believe these guys are crazy. I believe they have a superiority complex, that they can do what they want and. that they should destroy anybody that gets in their way. Not that it is true, but today Republicans/Tea Baggers believe that it is their way or the highway. I told you those guys are crazy. giving man in countless unher alded ways for which he never sought praise or notoriety. Indeed during the Segre gation era, White's Flamingo Rooms (a local rooming house) provided sanctuary for numerous Black entertainers, civil rights activists, and visit ing politicians when suitable hotel accommodations were closed to Blacks. White served as a power broker with lo cal politicians with whom he and other Black leaders negotiated policies and agendas favorable to the Black community. Many voter registration, education and "get-out-the vote" volunteers were fed by White's generosity. For, he worked tirelessly to ensure that politicians who were more likely to treat the Black com munity with fairness and equality were elected to offices Moreover, he offered words of encouragement to those of us on the forefront of our struggle. He single-hand edly funded and sponsored the first Florida Classic footba11 event. A father of children, he and his loving wife, Lucille raised their family in East Tampa. Indeed, White's en trepreneurial spirit was pa5sed ori to his children who success fully engaged in real estate, restaurant and nightclub own. ing, the newspaper industry, business administration, teaching and public service. Indeed the history of Tampa has been shaped by the name of Moses White. We say what all this adds up to is more confusion in an already cash-strapped, "Alicein-Wonderland" public school scenario. And what does Governor Rick (alias the Frog King) say about this? We don't know. For, the last time we tried to contact him, HEW AS EATING FROGS!


Local The African American Vote Made A DiHerence BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer Preliminary numbers show the African American vote was a key factor in Tampa's may oral race. According to the Supervisor of Elections Office 42,541 resi dents cast a ballot in last Tues day 's runoff race That's more than 22 percent of registered voters in Tampa. A good chunk of those numbers were the re sult of a higher than expected turnout of Black residents. "It appears that the African American voter turnout was over 20%," says Mitch Kates, a v olunteer with Bob Buckhorn's campaign. "That number is a higher performance than in the March 1 Primary. [Dur ing that election] the African American turnout was about 17.5% Precincts 329 (Cathedral Of Faith Church) a nd 325 (Fair Oaks Center) recorded the largest numbers. Another factor, says Kates, was the apparent relentless ef fort of Buckhorn supporters in the final days and hours of polls closing Tuesday night. "T hey did what they could to get others to vote. I saw people at 6:30 p. m., 6:40 p. m. elec tion night calling their friends saying 'we have 20 minutes left, please go out and vote.' The people in the African American community .worked very hard because this race was that important to them." Kates. believes the final element was the connection the community has to the Mayor elect. "Time and again we heard from voters and resi dents in African American communities say that 'Bob Buckhorn has always been there' and that he never left. Savings Solutions. The only thing better than saving money is saving without ever thinking about it. People who know and appreeiate this know to bank with Sun Trust. That's because Sun Trust listens and develops a variety of customized solutions that make saving money not only safe and secure, but totally and completely effortless as well. Stop by any branch to speak witha SunTrust representative, call 800.SUNTRUST or visit suntrust.com/solid. M SUNTRusr Live' Soltd : 8ank SoM. t t" < i .. J:i.:Jkfu : 11 I -.:aifiJ \ > SunTrust Bank, Member FDIC. 0 2011 SunTrust Banks, Inc. SunTrust and Live Solid. Bank Solid. are federally registered service marks of Sun Trust Banks, Inc. -4 c m (/) c s: )> ::c (') ::t f\) (/) m z :::! z m r-aJ c r rm :::! z ""0 c: aJ r-c;; ::t m c m < m ;tJ < -4 c m (/) c ?=< )> z c 'TI JJ c ?=< C) m Ul


g fa e5ix 0') N ::I: (.) a: < ::!: < c en w :::: 1-Gilt 01 New Scooter Restored Child's Confidence BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Several weeks ago, a youngster residing in Sulphur Springs was riding his scooter when he was attacked by two other boys. The boys beat him up and took his scooter. The incident was reported to police with not much hope of any thing coming of it. On March 131h, Royale McCoy Green, 11, was riding his scooter near his home when he was approached by two other boys. The boys punched and kicked Royale before taking his clothing and a blue Razor scooter. Members of the Tampa Police Department's ROC (Rapid c Offender Control) and patrol i: units investigated the robbery. LL Three days later, police arrested an 11-year-old and a 12-< year-old and charged them with robbery. They were both c charged with strong armed en robbery, but the scooter was not recovered. 1-> a: w > w c w ::I: en :::i Dl :::: c.. z i= w ...I ...I :::: Dl ...I w z i= z w en < Q a: 0 ...I LL. Under normal circum stances, the case would wind its way through the juvenile justice system. The judge would then have the option of ordering restitution. However, on Thursday, of ficers of Uniform District Two surprised Royale with the presentation of a new scooter. The presentation was made at the Tampa Police Depart ment's R.I.C.H. House, 8218 N. Marks Street. Royale's mother, Mrs. Rasheema McCoy Green said, "I live in the Sulphur Springs area and sometimes the community seems not to care about itself and the officers sometimes don't seem to care. I'm glad to see that I was proven wrong. "I called the police because it was the right thing to do, but I didn't expect for them to in vestigate it like they did. They have restored my confidence Royale McCoy Green is shown holding the new scooter presented to him by members of the Tampa Police Department. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eric (Rasheema) Green, and his little sister are shown with him. (Photography by BRUN SON). in the police. It will also build my son's confidence. It has re stored him to see that the po lice are on his side." His father, Eric Green said, "Sometimes it seems like the parents don't pursue is. sues, the people are afraid, and the officers don t have time to investigate : Not only did we get justice, but the kids that did it will get information on the dos and don'ts in life. "I think it's important that the children are getting repri manded at this age and learn that what they have done is wrong before they get older and it gets worse. Hopefully, everyone will remember this incident," he said. Mrs. Green said this memory will remain with her son and he won't have a nega tive image of the police when he gets older. "We're not just raising children, we're raising men," she said. Fish* Crabs* Shrimp Fresh & Smoked Mullet Snapper Sheap Live Blue Crabs 3608 N. 1Sth(comer0flake) Ribbon cuninu Ceremonv For Moses White Estates Like a phoenix from the ruins, the Moses White Estates, a 6g-unit housing development in Northeast Tampa, was the scene of a Ribbon Cutting Cer emony, last Friday. Members of the Moses White family, accompanied by local, state and national dignitaries, in cluding representatives from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Devel opment (HUD), Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller, 1and a representative from Representative Kathy .Castor's office, were on hand for the long-awaited occasion. Named after Moses White, a Tampa businessman, philanthropist and social jus tice advocate, the rebuilt Moses White Estates replaces an orig inal public housing complex of the same name, which was built in 1982. The new complex includes first and second floor flats as well as townhouse units. Tout ing beautiful landscaping, brick wainscots, lively colored stucco sidings and wood column porches, the new units are also designed to be energy, water Jerome. Ryans, center, CEO/President of Tampa Housing Authority is shown at Friday's,dedication o{Moses White Estates with Rolston Gallimore left, and Fairen Bradley, THA employees. (Photo by Lomax Mcintyre) and resource conservative. In deed, officials point to a recent report, which has stated, Moses White Estates meets stringent Leadership, Energy and Environment Design (LEED) "Platinum and Gold" specifications. Sponsored and presented by the Tampa Housing Author ity, the Ribbon Cutting Cere mony was emceed by THA Chairperson Dr. Hazel Harvey, included a riveting poem by Tampa Poet Laureate James Toldey, Sr., and also featured comments by David Illonya (Director, THA Real Estate Development), Rosemary Gadsden (U.S. Depart ment of HUD), Lesley Miller (County Commission), and family member and news paper publisher, Andre White. Final remarks were given by THA Director Jerome D. Ryans. Ribbon Cutting partici pants included THA Board of Commissioners, Rosemary Gadsden, Lesley "Les" Miller, Jerome D. Ryans, Leroy Moore, Andrew T. Libby, Jr., David Lolanya and members of the Moses White Family. Tampa Among Finalists For New $61 Million HOD Grant BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last Friday, the U. S Department of Housing and Urban Development named the six cities chosen as finalists for the newly created Choice Neighborhood Initiative. The cities chosen to compete for a share of $61 million are Boston, New Orleans, Seattle, Tampa, San Francisco, and Chicago. Leroy Moore, Senior Vice President and COO for the Tampa Housing Authority said, "We are short-listed for the grant. Now we get to sub mit an application for the second round. We think our chances are absolutely per fect." Moore said the Tampa Housing Authority submitted an application requesting $18,050,ooo. Each agency could request up to $30,500,000 in funding. If approved, the funding will be used for construction of the Reed Building, the third building in the Encore Project. The Reed Building will be the second senior citizens building constructed. Moore said the buildings in this section have a musical theme. The first building is named Ella, in honor of Ella Fitzgerald, and the second is named Reed in honor of Ms. Essie Mae Reed, a longtime LEROY MOORE Senior Vice President and COO for the Tampa Housing Authority housing resident. A portion of the funds will be used for the TRIO, which is the second building desig nated for families in the En core Project; funding will extend services to former Cen tral Park residents for 3 addi tional years; the first phase of the Perry Harvey Park; and funding for the renovation of the St. James Episcop

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Countv Over Legal Bills BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last Friday, U. S. District Judge James D. Whittemore said Hillsborough County can attempt to obtain money spent in a lawsuit. The County is suing former County Commissioner Kevin White for legal fees spent in a 2009 sexual harassment lawsuit. White sought dismissal of all claims against him. Ms. Alyssa Ogden filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against White after she was terminated. A jury ruled that both the County and White were liable, awarded her $75,000 in damages, and her attorney's fees of more than $200,000. The County's insurance pol icy covered a portion of the cost of the lawsuit. However, the county had to meet the $350,000 deductible. White filed a claim for his legal expenses, which totaled KEVIN WHITE approximately $157,000. However, the insurance company stated that White wasn't eligible because of the nature of the offense. The State National Insurance Company and Star Insurance Companies named White as a defendant in a lawsuit seeking clarification on whether he qualifies for re-imbursement. White filed a counter law suit stating that his legal fees should be covered by the insurance companies. AUDITIONS! AUDITIONS! AUDITIONS! STOP LOOK -LISTEN Mary Ross Upshaw Productions (AKA Mary Katherine) Is Seeking **UNDERSTUDIES** Actors -Singers Creative Dancers -Musicians If you have ever wanted to be in a 'Hit' Gospel Play ... And If you have the talent to perform on stage ... this could be your oppor1:1Jnity. You are invited to come out and talent! Join our cast and other performers Bible-Based Temple Terrace Has Revival 0 s: )> JJ n :I: 1\) <0 1\) 0 BibleBased Fellowship Church of Temple Terrace held its annual revival recently The revival-::::::: ist was Dr. Melvin Wade. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Vivian White was among those at the 3-day revival. Niece of Rev. and Mrs. Mason, Marie Mason; First Lady Peggie Mason, the minister of music and Linda Adejumo. / <0


Bunertlv Book Club Discusses 'Lener To A Young Sister' oc .-,-------------------, nity, Inc. presented the 24th < Annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series Saturday, W March 19, 2011 at the St. Pe i= tersburg Marriott Clearwater. > The theme was "A New Genffi eration of Leaders > The keynote speaker was Elijah E. Cummings, U. S. w Congressman, District 7 -Maryland (7 terms). He is a ::i senior member of the House m Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where he z serves as Chairman of the i= Subcommittee on Coast w U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings was the keynote speaker. Guard and Maritime Trans portation He also sits on the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Ma terials. The Master of Ceremonies for the program was Archon Naaman Johnson. He was introduced by Archon Willie Felton, who also brought the welcome. Others on the program were Archon Reginald Ligon, Archon Andy Me-Cloud, Archon Kenny Bryant, Archon Melvin Williams, and Sire Archon Harold Nixon. Archon Kenyon Fort was the event chairman. Gamma Omicron Boule' is a member of the professional organization Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc. One of the major purposes of the Carter G Woodson Lecture Series is to bring speakers to the Tampa Bay community, who are engaged in national debate regarding education, health care, business and economics. The Boule' Lecture is named for Dr. Carter G. Woodson, also a member, and the founder of Black His tory Month. :J m The members of Gamma Omicron Boule' of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc.: (not in order) George E. Banks, M.D., Michael F. Battle, D.D.S., Gerard A. Bell, M.B.A., James 0. Brookins, M. D., Kenneth R. Bryant, M. D., Henry E. Cotman, M. D., Ricardo -A. Davis, M. B. A., (the late) Matthies "Matt" Evans, M.D., Forest Farley, Jr., Willie B. Felton, Jr., Ph.D., Kenyon M. Fort, D.D.S., Kevin C. Greenidge, M.D., Frederic J. Guerrier, M.D., Naaman W. Johnson, Reginald Ligon, D. D. S., Judge Perry A. Little, William F. Marsh, D. D. S., L. Andy McCloud, D. D. S., Paul E. McRae, M.D., Lt. Col. Joel R. Nelson, Larry J. Newsome, M.B.A., C.P.A., Harold L. Nixon, Ph.D., John Richardson, Esq., PaulL. Sheehy, Jr., Bennett W. Smith, M. D., David E. Smith, .D. D. S., John L. Smith, Ed. D., Bernard J. Starling, M. D., I. V. Spears, M. B. A., J. Cedric Thornton, M.D., Melvin H. Williams and Victor J. Wright, D.P. M. Left to right: Archon (Dr.) Andy McCloud, Archon (Dr.) Kenyon Fort, Congressman Elijah Cummings (guest speaker), and Archon (Dr.) Earl Cotman. Left to right: Archon Naaman Johnson, Sire Archon Harold Nixon, LaDai Haywood (Academy Prep .Center of St. Petersburg Class of 2004) Linda Marcelli (President of Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg Board of Trustees) and DeVere Beard (Head of School, Academy Prep Center). Gamma Omicron Boule' presented a check for $7,500 to Academy Prep of St. Petersburg.


________________________ Horoscopes Aries (March 21-April19)-As T. S. E liot said, "To make an end i s to make a beginning." Like a chimp, l et go of one v in e t o swi n g on to the next. Don't look down, but straight a h ead Taurus (April 20-May 20)-Your energy and resourceful n ess move projects ahead powerfully, despit e your feeling decidedly antisocial. It's fine to dig in to the work. Be open to changes for the better. Gemini (May 21-June 21)-You' re planning an adventure of discovery. Doors are opening. You may feel like hiding out before taking this leap toward fulfilling a purpose or dream. That's okay. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Find your spiritual side, and lis ten. You have the energy, resources and ability to generate some thing you've been wanting. Release self-doubt and pessimism. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)-Unless distracted by introspection and self-criticism, you can really move a group project forward. Imagine its intention fulfilled, despite any negative inner com ments. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -There's this constant dance going on to balance work and home life Don't be tempted by risky ven tures, but rather aim to spend time peacefully managing obliga tions. libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) Projects are moving forward, pro pelled by animated, creative conversation. Don't listen to inner cyn icism. And get a second opinion before making financial choices. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)-You're grounded, energetic and resourceful. Projects are really rolling. Don't go so fast that you run over someone. Be open to something new for an unexpected bonus. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)-Get out and do something with a friend or sibling. Meet for coffee; go for a day trip or an af ternoon hike. Let them talk you out of any lingering insecurities. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -You get a lot done today. Something you've been looking for may suddenly appear. Go ahead and get it, but consider the long-term implications of big purchases. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)-You're the king of the jungle. But remember that your species can't survive because of you alone. We're all in this together. Devote attention to others. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -There are too many unanswered questions. Some parts oflife seem dark and gloomy, while others are bright and colorful. Focus on the latter. Soaps ALL MY CHILDREN-Jake and Tad throw a party for Angie; Randi and Frankie make love in the elevator; Kendall plies Griffin With wine JR promises AJ that they will be a family again; Angie feels a contraction; Caleb admits his feelings to Erica. Caleb learns from Erica's maid that Erica has gone off to get married; Jesse de livers his baby; JR, AJ and Marissa reconnect. BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Taylor informs Whip that she's in Paris with Ridge, and Whips gets upset; Stephanie tells Brooke she regrets ever trusting her; Thomas explains to Steffy that Ridge should have had more trust and respect for him; Brooke tells Ridge her side of the story. Thomas asks Taylor to end her campaign against Brooke; Ridge surprises Brooke, Taylor and Stephanie with the way he responds to the questions regarding his marriage; Steffy thinks Thomas isn't confessing to his full feelings. Bill puts a stop to Steffy badmouthing his wife; Amber and Liam go to their first ul trasound; Katie becomes angrier at Bill when she catches him and Steffy alone together; Oliver and Hope reminisce about their good times together. DAYS OF OUR LIVES EJ tells Taylor he can't deny his feel ings for her anymore; Fay and Nicole bond; Carly is distraught over losing a young patient in surgery; Jennifer bids a warm farewell to Nathan; Ciara and Theo make plans to leave home forever. Carly confides to Daniel that she is having a tough day; Impostor Rafe gets aggressive with Sami; Abigail tells Jennifer that she and Chad are through; Fay notices the heat between EJ and Taylor; Vivian re mains determined to find out Stefano's secrets. Victor protects an associate from Brady's hostile tactics; Vivian tries to make a deal with Nicole; Nicole tells Stefano that Rafe and Sami seem to be hav ing issues; Fay asks EJ about his intentions toward Taylor; Brady confides in Taylor. -GENERAL HOSPITAL-Jason gets angry at what has transpired in the past week; Michael and Abby make love for the first time; Sam admits a secret to Josslyn. Michael and Abby continue to be intimate; J ax is not happy to discover Shawn protecting Carly and Josslyn; Brenda attempts to visit Carly and Josslyn at the hos pital. Sonny and Luke share a heartbreaking conversation; Dante and Lulu agree to put family first while simultaneously upholding the law; Patrick arid Robin flirt in front of Lisa. ONE LIFE TO LIFE Kourtney Kardashian her soap opera acting debut as Kassandra Kavanaugh; Wendy Williams returns as "Access Llanview" host Phyllis Rose; Bo arrests Clint for Eddie's murder. Jessica has an emotional reunion with Ryder; Brody and Natalie end up in each other's arms; Deanna is charmed by an adult film producer. Aubrey works overtime to convince Joey needs to trust her; Ford tells Tess the judge has made a decision about Ryder's custody; Cutter and Aubrey spar. AND THE RESTLESS -Kay rejects Tucker's offer; Billy demands answers from Victor. Phyllis and Adam plot against Koa; Michael questions Daniel's intentions. Chloe challenges An gelo; Phyllis flirts with Koa. Sabrina Nelson, Jermaine and Marjoycie Williams at the Bailey-Henry Wedding. Tabetha Humphrey, Willie Luvell and Yolanda Holland at the Knotts-Holloway Wedding. Rene Higdon, Herbert Bassett and Ruby Scott. Pastor H. McFadden, Dayle Greene, Pastor J.P. 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ntertainment Snoop, warren G Anend Memorial Service For Nate Dogg Snoop Dogg and his wife, Shante Broadus arrives at the memorial service for Nate Dogg. LONG BEACH, CA --Rap pers Snoop Dogg, Warren G and The Game joined family, friends and about 1,000 fans of Nate Dogg to remember the hip hop singer, who died this month of complications from multiple strokes. The family of Nate Dogg whose real name was N atha:q.iel Dwayne Hale decided that the ceremony at the Queen Mary Dome would not be open to the public as they previously wanted, but they made 1,000 tickets and shuttles available to fans. WarrenG The Game The dome in Hale's home town of Long Beach is adja cent to the historic ship the Queen Mary and was the for mer home of Howard Hughes' airplane folly, the Spruce Goose. Organizers had sought a more centr11llocation for the funeral, but none proved large enough for the numbers of expected mourners. A private dinner was planned after the service. Hale started out singing in church choirs, then formed a group with Snoop Dogg and Warren G while the trio was in high school in Long Beach Rick Ross Arrested For Marijuana Possession RICK ROSS MIAMI ---Rick Ross was r epor tedl y arrested and re leased on misdemeanor ch arges The report states that the Maybach Music boss was busted last night for posses sion of marijuana. Cops say they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from his hotel room and when police inv es tigated they spotted ap proximately a gram of it in plain view. According to reports, Ross was in town to perform at a nightclub as h e and his May bach music gro up continue to expand and tour. Finaloprah' Show To Air On Mav 25 OPRAH WINFREY LOS ANGELES -Some thing to talk about: The final original episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will air May 25, Harpo Productions an nounced Friday Winfrey announced in 2009 that she was ending her hit daytime talk show after 25 years to focus on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Winfrey Tweeted that she was "hard at work planning the final shows," and that new episodes would begin April7. She previously told THR she is leaving her last two shows up to her Harpo team, includ ing president Sheri Salata. _"''m allowing for Sheri and the team to plan two days of full surprises," Winfrey told THR "I've given up control for the last two days It's a lot to relinquish. I had to pray on that and get a guarantee from Sheri there would be no strippers or dancing people coming out of shells." Tom Jovner Kicks Foxv Brown OH His Cruise Responds Recently Tom Joyner called out Foxy Brown, saying she had to be kicked off his annua l Fantastic Voy age cruise this year. On Friday, Joyner called out Foxy during his radio s tatin g that he and his staff had to really put in some work to get Foxy to vacate the ship. We put Foxy off the cruise. Let's just say she got put off," Joyner said. "You had to reall y act a fool to get put off." However upon hearing about Joyner's on-air com-FOXY BROWN ments, Foxy made sure to express her feelings of the situation and added that she was going somewhere where she'd be more appreciated-Belize with her "pumpkin" Shyne. Franklin Dances, Sings At 69th Birthdav Partv r-0 :x:J NEW YORK --Aretha Franklin proved her voice is still divine at 69 as she gave a b r ief but rousing per formance at a swank birth day party in her honor. Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson, music mogul Clive Davis, Bette Midler and Gayle King were among the celebrities on hand to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul last Friday at a late-night birthday party at a Central Park Hotel. Bennett, who called Franklin of a kind" was one of those who came with a present and his was unique. More than 100 friends and family gathered to celebrate Franklin, who just a few months ago underwent sur-ARETHA FRANKLIN 0 l> CJ) m z ::i z m r-m c r rm ::i z "tJ c m r-c;; gery for an ailment she has :::1: declined to disclose. Ih re-cent weeks, she's made more public appearances and is set to resume her stage perform ances in May. At the party, .Franklin seemed full of en ergy, greeting guests and dancing to the music. m < m -4 c m CJ) 0 l> z Brown Parts With :x:J After 'GMA' Outburst NEW YORK --Chris Brown's independent pub. licist, Tammy Brook, has parted ways with the singer. Last Tuesday Brown re portedly smashed a window, tore off his shirt and stormed out of the "Good Morning America" studios after being asked repeatedly about his 2009 assault on Rihanna. Brook said: "I am an en. tertainment/music publicist and was hired as a publicist, as they often are, to work specifically on his music pub licity for the term up to the release of Chris Brown's. "F A.M.E." album, which was released on March 22 and is entering the and iTunes charts at number 1 this week. I love and support Chris and it has been an honor to be a part of this album and I look forward to CHRIS BROWN Arid TAMMY BROOK the possibilitY of working with him again in the future." Brown's new album, "FA.M.E.,"is .headedforNo. ;g 1 on the Billboard 200 next C) week, with the set projected to sell over 250,000 copies. w


c Man Who Killed uconn Plaver Sentenced To18Years John William Lomax, III is arraigned in Superior Court, in Vernon, Conn. VERNON, Conn. -The man who killed University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard during an on-campus fight in 2009 was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison during an emotional court hearing at which he and Howard's between a group of football players and a group that included Lomax, authorities said. Investigators believe the fight started over a comment a player made about a woman Howard, a Miami native whose nickname was Jazz, died at a hospital from a sin gle wound to his abdomen, just hours after helping the Huskies to a homecoming game win over Louisville. The 22-year-old Lomax had been charged with mur der, but in January pleaded no contest to first-degree manslaughter. He broke down as he addressed Howard's family in court. a: LL mother wept. "I know it hurts. I know it hurts." he said. "I would never want this to happen to any family. You may despise me. I don't despise you. We're all God's children." C John Lomax, III, of Bloomfield, stabbed the 20-> year-old defensive back in the. abdomen during a fight (/) w ... fi: w > w w Ochocinco Asked To Plav In Kansas Citv's Reserve Game CHAD OCHOCINCO KANSAS CITY, Mo. Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has caught a break. His budding soccer career, which even he admits is a long shot, has been extended to include a practice game with a Major League Soccer team. Sporting Kansas City has asked the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver to play in their reserve team's game on Monday against a local squad. Ochocinco, who says he actually preferred soccer until he was persuaded to focus entirely on football after the 10th grade,' began a four-day trial with the MLS team on Wednesday in part as a way to stay fit and keep busy during the NFL lock out. The Cincinnati Bengals star admitted he was rusty after so many years away from the game. He seemed nervous and a bit out of shape on his first day but a Sporting KC spokesman said he appeared much more comfortable dur ing his second practice. "The Voice of Our Community Speakingjor Itself' (813) 248-19.21 Deion Sanders: DezBrvant Needs Help DEION SANDERS And DEZ BRYANT Former NFL great Deion Sanders weighed in on Dez Bryant, who was recently kicked out of a shopping mall over sagging pants, and criticized the Cowboys receiver's behavior. Talking on the Ben & Skin Show on ESPN 103.3 FM in Dallas Friday morning, Sanders said that Bryant's actions at the mall were "ignorant" and said he needs help. "He needs help. He needs help," Sanders said. "I told the Cowboys from day one that he needs help. Matter of fact, they have a team in place to help him. But yol]. cannot tell a grown man what to do." Police said on Tuesday that security at NorthPark Center asked Bryant and his three friends to pull up their pants. According to the police statement, the 2010 first round pick went "into a profanity-laced tirade" and refused to leave the mall. Sanders, who served as a mentor to Bryant in the past, said that he has ended his relationship with the 22year-old and doesn't plan on speaking to him. Florida Collapses In Regional Final loss To Butler NEW ORLEANS Florida had a double-digit lead in the second half, was dominating in the low post and slowly suffocating Butler's secondstraight Final Four run. How it all went wrong will haunt the Gators for a long, long time. "I don't really know what to say," Florida guard Kenny Boynton said, his head lean ing against his locker and a blank stare on his face. "We didn't get a few loose balls, we were outrebounded and then just missed some shots. They just wanted it more, I guess. It's hard to explain." Shelvin Mack scored 27 points, Matt Howard added 14 and Butler came from behind to beat Florida 74-71 in overtime, denying the Gators a third trip to the Final Four in six seasons. Former NY Governor David Paterson On Spons Talk Radio NEW YORK Former New York Gov. David Paterson will do a iate-night shift on sports talk radio at least for one night. Radio station WFAN in New York City said Friday that Paterson will be a guest host Monday for three hours, starting at 10 p.m. The former governor, who preceded current Gov. Andrew Cuomo and left office at the end of last year, has expressed interest in media work. Shortly before he left office in December, Paterson appeared as a guest host on GOV. DAVID PATERSON a show with WFAN's after noon host Mike Francesa. Station officials say Paterson's appearance is effectively a tryout for a more regular job. Dave Duerson Folded An. American Flag On His Bed Before Shooting Self. Dave Duerson propped a dining room chair against the front door of his Sunny Isles apartment. He neatly laid out documents on the dining room table and on his bed. He also placed two framed certificates, framed medals, and a folded American flag at the head of the bed. Naked except for a gold necklace, he climbed into bed and pulled a green sheet up to his neck. A crucifix was tattooed on his upper left chest. A Tasmanian Devil cartoon and two Chinese characters were inked on his left arm. Apparently propping himself up with his elbows, DAVE DUERSON Duerson held a fully loaded .38 Special in his left hand, aimed for his heart, and shot himself through the chest. The lead slug was later found in his right lung. Packers DE Jollv Arrested Again on Drug Charge HOUSTON -Troubled Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly has been arrested on another drug charge in Houston. Houston police spokesman Victor Sen ties said J oily was pulled over about 12:45 a.m. Friday. Senties said officers discovered a bottle containing 6oo grams of codeine under. the passenger's seat and another bottle with an'unidentified substance in the driver's side door. Jolly was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to dis tribute. Senties said the former Houston high school star JOHNNY JOLLY gave the arresting officers a state identification card instead of a driver's license. After a background check, police discovered license had been suspended in 2007 and was ineligible for renewal.


SP-orts Tiger Flourishes, Then Drops OH Sundav In Orlando TIGER WOODS Tiger Woods had a good round working Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational until the final two holes. He was 3-under par and working his way up the l eade rbo ard, but stumbl e d on 1 7 and 18. Woods bogeyed the par-3 17th and double-bogeyed the par-4 18th, knocking his second shot in the water on the latter, to close with a disappointing even-par 72. He finished at 1-under 287 for the tournament at the sun-baked Bay Hill Club and Lodge. "Very simple," Woods said, a six-time winner of the event hosted by Arnold Palmer. "I hit three water balls this week and missed a few putts here and there, and I'm not that far behind. Add all that together, you can't afford to make those mistakes." Kansas loss Finishes President Obama's Bracken PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama has come up empty in the Final Four. Like millions of other fans around the country, Obama lost his last Final Four team and his national champion -when top-seeded Kansas was stunned by Virginia Commonwealth in the Southwest Regional final Sunday. Obama picked all four No. 1 seeds to reach the Final Four in Houston, but Pittsburgh, Ohio State Duke and Kansas have all been eliminated during a wild NCAA tournament filled with upsets No. 8 seed Butler will play nth-seeded VCU in one national semifinal Saturday. No. 3 seed Connecticut faces fourth-seeded Kentucky in the other one. Obama filled out a bracket for ESPN for the third straight year. He is in the 94th percentile out of 5-9 mil lion brackets submitted on ESPN com Hornets Sign Ewing Jr. To 10-Dav Contract PATRICK EWING, JR. NEW ORLEANS -The New Orleans Hornets have signed forward Patrick Ewing, Jr. to a 10-day contract. The move comes a day after the club learned leading scor er David West will be lost for the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee. Ewing is a former Georgetown standout and the 26-year-old son of Hall of Fame center and current Orlando assistant coach Patrick Ewing. The younger Ewing is 6foot-8 and 235 pounds. He has spent much of this season in the NBA Development League with Reno and Sioux Falls. He has averaged 17.7 points and 9-4 rebounds in 49 games. The Hornets next play Sunday night against the Lakers in Los Angeles. Unthinkable NCAA Final Four Heads To Houston All the top se ed s h a v e g on e home, all the "smart money" is down the tubes and millions of bra ckets are in the trash. Even in the unpredictable world of March Madness, this is a Final Four nobody could have imagined Kentucky, Connecticut, Butler and Virginia Commonwealth fill out a Final Four that, by most ways of looking at it, is the most unimaginable in the history of an NCAA tournament that has never lacked surprises. In one game in Houston on Saturday, No. 4 seed Kentucky will play No. 3 Connecticut. In the other, it will be No. 11 Virginia Commonwealth against No. 8 Butler. "Seeds are so overrated," Kansas coach Bill Self said, stating the obvious after his top-seeded team lost 71-61 to VCU on Sunday. "It's about matchups. And their players could play for us any day." Kentucky emerged from the weekend as the new Vegas favorite, at 8-s. VCU is 7-1 -the long shot again, though nowhere near the 2,500-1 pick it was back when the season started. NCAA Mens Final Four National Semifinals-VCU vs Butler-Apr. 2, 2011, Saturday, 6:09 PM @ Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX. 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Unions typically lean Democratic, and the massive teachers' and public employ ees' unions are a consistent pillar of support for that party's candidates. Republicans have argued that the bill is necessary to get the government out of the payroll deduction process while empowering workers to direct the use of their own money Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera, said pay roll deduction was an outdated method of dues collection in the era of e banking, PayPal and the like. The House's own staff analysis states that unions are likely to have more difficulty collecting dues from public employees under the proposed legislation. A companion bill is slated for two more committee hearings in the state Senate before it reaches the floor there. Nine-Year-Old Girl loses leg Saving Her linle Sister GEORGIA Anaiah Rucker pushed her little sister out of the path of a vehicle that was about to hit her syear-old sister Camry as they crossed the street headed to the school bus stop last month in Madison, Geor gia. The mother of the girls, Andrea Taylor watched from the porch screaming as her nine-year-old took the hit, which resulted in Anaiah losing a leg and a kidney. However, Anaiah say she doesn't deserve to be called a hero. She said her sister "was too young to be hit like this, and if she got hit she wouldn t hardly be alive. She would be probably gone forever." The rainy conditions caused -the girls to cover their Mrs. Helen Dorsey, Wimauma, FL. Mr. Johnnie Goodman, Tampa. Mr. John Doyle, Tampa. Mrs. Mary McCallum, Tampa. HARMON FUNERAL HOME Mr. Walter Gates, Brandon. ANAIAH RUCKER faces and as a result they did not see the truck headed towards them. The driver was not charged. Bus driver Loretta Berryman instantly pulled over to perform CPR on young Anaiah saving her life. Ms. Soule Pierre, Tampa Mr. Isaac Floydzell Thompson, Miami. JACKSON FUNERAL HOME Mr. Tennie Simmons, Tampa. STONE'S MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME Mr. Ignacio David Aponte Muriel, Tampa. laptop Thiells Tracked Down After Making Dancing Vids A stolen laptop turned into somewhat of a joke when the alleged thief found himself on the internet courtesy of the victim. This video, going viral on YouTube, was posted by Mark Bao. But it's not just any video. Mark says this is video of the guy who stole his laptop. Mark says first of all, not only was it hilarious, but it let me figure out who exactly this guy was Universitv Of KentuckV Reports Racist Obama Signs KENTUCKY Campus police at the Unive rsity of Kentucky are investigating two incidents in which a sign was hung that used a racial slur to refer to President Barack Obama. Police spokesman Jay Blanton says a professor found the first one on March 15 hanging on a door to the UK School of Law and turned it in. A law student found another sign Thursday on a bus shelter. Blanton says campus po lice could charge whoever posted the signs with thirddegree criminal mischief. He PRES. BARACK OBAMA says it's not clear whether anyone from the school is in volved, but campus police are investigating because the first sign was on university .prop-. erty. UK Rapist Who Preved on Elderlv Gets 21 Years LONDON -A British judge sentenced a notorious serial rapist to at least 27 years in prison Friday for a spate of attacks on elderly people that lasted almost two decades. Delroy Grant -dubbed the "Night Stalker" was convicted of attacks on 18 elderly men and women be tween 1992 and 2009 follow ing a lengthy investigation. Police say the number of Grant's victims is thought to be substantially more than that. Judge Peter Rook said he considered giving Grant a life sentence -meaning he could never be released -and noted the crimes were so serious they were not covered by normal sentencing guide lines. "Your offending is in a league of its own," he at DELORY GRANT Woolwich Crown Court after hearing statements from Grant's victims and their families. The attacker broke into homes, cut phone lines and crept into the bedrooms of his elderly victims during ordeals that lasted for hours. The victims were mostly elderly women; many were blind, deaf or had diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's. Some said the masked man woke them up by shining a flashlight in their faces.


Crime 14-Year-Oid Among Arrests Made In 'Operation Cease Fire' TREY BORDERS On Thursday, the Hillsborough Cqunty Sheriff' s Office initiated "Operation Cease Fire," aimed at getting illegal firearms off the streets. According to Sheriff David Gee, he believes there' s a G_onnection to the illegal sale and possession of firearms and recent police killings. Thursday, deputies had 33 arrest warrants and reported that So weapons were seized, and 87% of those weapons bought on the streets came from convicted felons. The youngest among those JOESEPH BAEZ arrested was 14-year-old Trey Borders, who deputies said sold a Glock automatic handgun stolen two years ago. Borders w a s charged as an adult and was already on juvenile house arrest Deputies said Joseph Baez,-a convicted felon, delivered the handgun, and was arrested with Borders. Baez, 18, is being held without bond on charges of dealing in stolen property, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and violating probation on sale and pos session of cocaine, and marijuana possession charges. Robberv suspects Shoot Emplovee, Flee This is a surveillance photo of one of two armed suspects who tried to rob a Farm Store and an employee was shot. Tampa Police detectives are searching for suspects who robbed a Farm Store Saturday night and _shot an employee. According to reports, two men walked into the Farm Store on North Armenia Avenue armed with guns and attempted a robbery. A clerk spotted the suspects and ran outside the business. The suspects followed the employee outside of the parking lot and fired their guns at him several times before fleeing. The employee, Vishnubhai Patel, 44, was treated at the scene for his wound. The suspects are described as a Hispanic male and a Black male, both 17 to 20 years old, s'6" to s'7'' tall and weighing 150 pounds. Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call (813) 231-6130. UNCLE SANDY ... Much has been said 4, 6, 9, 10 and much has been done 14, 18, 22, 25 somewhere in the middle 29, 33, 35, 39lies the truth 44, 47,49, 51. m (/) Neighborhood Crime sweep Nets 11 Arrests c s: )> :0 0 ::I: DAVONTA BRIM STEFON JOHNSON TAVARIS BROWN WANDA HOUSE On March 25th, Tampa Police conducted an operation in t4e Sulphur Springs area to crackdown on two homes known for gambling, narcotics and firearm activi ty. The operation began as a result of citizen complaints about a home at 8317 North Man Charged With Aggravated Child Abuse MARCUS ALLEN On Thursday night, Tampa Police charged a 25-year-old man with causing his girlfriend's 15-month-old daughter to suffer a traumatic brain injury. The injury is consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Police said MarcuS Allen was arrested on a warrant for aggravated child abuse. His bond is set at $51,013.00. According to detectives, the incident occurred November 28th when Allen was staying with the baby while his girlfriend was at work. He reportedly called his girlfriend after the baby wasn' t responsive and she told him to call an ambulance. The girl is alive, but will have life-long effects from the injury, police said. Allen was arrested in a Clearwater motel after authorities got a tip he was hiding there. KEVIN JOHN CHAPMAN COVINGTON RAKIM PHI LON ANTONIO SMITH Marks Street and another at 8310 North 18th Street. Police spokesperson Janelle McGregor said during the month long inves tigation, it was determined that two gangs, the Goyams and the Draks, were rising the homes for illegal activi ties. McGregor said both houses are within a block of the Tampa Police Department's Hope House, a Safe House for kids in the community on the corner of Jurieau and Marks Street. Police said the arrests were very significant, because there are hundreds of kids who pass both homes on their way to the center, and now they can do so in a safer environment Of the 17 arrests made, two of them were juveniles on misdemeanor charges. It was also reported that some of KOREY DIXON PAUL THOMAS KENDRICK WILLIAMS LINDELLE DIXON: QUINTON THOMPSON NIKO WIMBLEY "T1 r-0 :!:! (/) m z ::! z m those arrested were charged tD with operating a gambling ? house Arrested in the operation ::! were: Davonta Brim, 20; Z Tavaris Brown, 22; Kevin Chapman, 19; John tD Covington, 19; Korey Dixon, 21; Lindelle ::I: Dixon, 20; Stefon m Johnson, 17; Wanda House, 44; Rakim < Philon, 19; Antonio m Smith, 18; Paul 30; Quinton Thompson, 21; Kendrick Williams, m 20; Niko Wimbley, 18, and Anthony Palmer, 27. )> z c WARREN DAWSON "T1 :!:! c 221-1800 1467 Tampa Park. Plaza @ Nebraska Ave. & scon St. The hmn g o f 1\,yer s Jn rn,por!Jnl dec.s on lhJI should no! be bmd so:e') upc" Before you dec:de Jsh .s lo sene you FREE .-.rrl:en ,n1ormJIon Jt:oul qcJ '':cJ:on; J"O e1pe1 e':e'


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