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c:c Q -a: Q ....1 u.. Celebrating 66 Years In The Tampa Bay Area SEE PAGE-2-A j ; :-VOL. 66 NO. 88 FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011 52 PAGES 75 Roundabouts AreA Causa Of Concern SEE PAGE 3-A Store Manager SaiTo Host COIDIDUniiJ Clinic SEE PAGE 4-A Reggae Star Givan 10 Years On Drug Cllarge SEE PAGE 23-A 5th ANNUAL FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE Stu Robinson hosted his 5th annual Father Daughter Dance -"Her King, His Princess" -on Father's Day at the Glazer Children's Museum. More than 300 fathers and daughters attended the event. This year, Robinson received a surprise proclamation from the Mayor's Office declaring June 19, 2011 as "Stu' s Annual Father Daughter Dance Day." This year's attendees heard the story of 18 year-old twins, Alexis and Alesia Jackson, who will be attending Howard University in the fall. Attendees and supporters, left to right are: Claude Etheridge, Ebony Grimsley, Glynn Hagins, Cathy Etheridge, Candice Salph, Iris Williams, Tyeisha Hariston Maxine Brooks, Stu Robinson, Zahra Magwood, Michelle Horne, Patricia Earley and Ben Turner. (PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRUNSON)


,... 0 eatures o:t N w z :J ""') c a: LL Familv Dealing With Second Near Tragedv After Hit And Run BENJAMIN YORK ..... JJ's uncle hit and dragged by a car on Father's day, June 19th. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer Veronica York, Kendra Revear .and other family members of Walter ;::;: "JJ" Revear are still trying c to deal with his death. Reii: vear was gunned down outLL side the Interstate Lounge on May 18th. He reportedly fell <( into the arms of his sister, ;;c Kendra, immediately after c he was shot. Police have ffi charged Jimmy Cruz in the ::::> shooting. "We're still trying to get a: over JJ not being around anymore," said Kendra. W "He was so upbeat and fiJ positive about his future, and ::t: now he's gone. It's tough to en move on after that." :::i m On Father's Day, the fam-ily tried to ease their sorrow z with a Father's day bash at Wt-Kendra's home on Colum..J bus Drive. Her uncle, Ben..J jamin York, was there i along with other family ..J members. An incident started duri= ing the party, and York went ffi outside to calm one of the en people down who had been <1: involved. c a: 0 WALTER "JJ" REVEAR ..... gunned down in the parking lot of the Interstate Lounge on May 18th. Tampa Police reported that York had approached the car of a man who was leaving, trying to calm him down. As a result, York was hit and dragged 420 feet by the driver. According to Kendra, her uncle suffered severe burns, lost an ear, and has several broken ribs. "But, he's alive, and that's the importantthing. It's hard trying to deal with the death of someone close to you when you almost have to deal with it happening to another relative. The entire incident shook us all." Kendra said her uncle is recovering in the hospital, but the family is weary and trying to draw strength from the older members. "We really need the guid ance of our elders right now. This is the time when their wisdom will come in handy, and help us get through this near tragedy and the lost of JJ." Kendra said she and other family members plan on attending every hearing involving JJ's shooter. ..J LL 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 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 Law PERSONAL INJURY 109 N Armenia Avenue FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION FOR BANKRUPTCY Tampa, FL 33609 REASONABLE RATES & PAYMENT PLAN. (813) 264-8717 The tilting of lawyer 11 an Important dec.lslon that should not be based solely upon adnrll .. mante. Sa fora ou deeldad uk ua to aand ou FREE written Information about our ualltlcallona and ax arlancel Commissioner savs Redistricting leaves District a In Tact LES MILLER, JR. County Commissioner, District 3 BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Tuesday night, mem bers of the Hillsborough County Board of Commis sioners voted to accept Map G as the new redistricting map. The decision means new districts won't be created again for the next 10 years. Commissioner Les Miller, Jr., who represents District 3, said his main con cern was that District 3 did not lose any of its current African American popula tion. The new "Map G" keeps the African American popula tion at39%. COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3 (PLAN G) Commissioner Miller had introduced his own cre ation, "Map J" for considera tion. If accepted, that map would have restored a por tion of Thonotosassa that was taken from District 3 in 2000. MAP G ADOPfED BY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS He said, "I knew that it wasn't going to pass. "Map J" would have increased the population of African Ameri cans to 40%. Map G kept it at Practicing Law In: 39.3%, so I voted for Map G because we didn't regress Map G keeps Progress Village whole, but a portion of Tem ple Terrace is now in District 3" The new boundaries for Criminal Defense Family Law Personal Injury Attorney & Counselor At Law Cypress Point Office Park 10014 N. Dale Mabry, Suite 101 Tampa, Rorida 33618 (813)269-9706 Fax:(813)960-0641 Tlx: hiring of a lawyer il an imponmt lh at sbould not be based solely upon ailvcrtismcnts. Before you decide ask IB to rcod you free written infonnatiou abau our qu;ili.licatioos and ex..pericmcc. EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION WORKERS'COMPENSATION CIVIL SERVICE I UNION GRIEVANCE BANKRUPTCY -Chapte1 7 ($500 Plus Costs) District 3 under Map G in clude North Tampa, City, East Tampa, West Tampa, Carver City, Lincoln Gardens, Progress Village, and a portion of Temple Ter race. JobFair Comes To West Tampa On Friday, June 24th at 12 noon, Jobs4USA and Felons and Teens, along with Pharoah Of Fades, will be sponsoring a job fair at the Joe Redner Park qn the corner of Main Street Albany in West Tampa. There will be fre Metro PCS giveaways and a raffle for free haircuts. Companies will be looking to hjre some people immedi ately, while others will be ac cepting applications. For more informatimi about the job fair, call (813) 965-7991.


3 Roundabouts Causing Concern BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer No one was happier than the East Tampa neighborhood leaders when the 40th Street project was completed. More lanes were constructed, and a new bridge now crosses the river. This is the roundabout at 40th Street and Hanna. However, three items along 40th Street heading north are the cause of great concern to citizens and drivers. Those items are the 3 roundabouts, one at 40th Street and Hanna, one at 40th Street and Riverhills, and another at 40th Street near Yukon. The question raised re cently is who came up with the idea for the roundabouts in the first place? According to City of Tampa Transportation Manager, Jean Dorzback, a project development and environmental study was done in the 1990s, and that outlined what direction to go with the design concept for 40th Street. Dorzback said over the past eight years, they ve had a task force of neighborhood leaders attending all the meetings and bringing the information back to their communities. "Those meetings were held monthly and numerous presentations were made, including a video presentation. Every effort was made to get the word out to the community and get their feedback on the project. Dorzback said the Federal Highway Administration approved the study and that cleared the way for the funding of the 40th street project. "We actually had an instructional video that was seen by citizens so they would know how to navigate through the roundabouts. "I admit, we were apprehensive at first, but we believe there are great benefits in having the roundabouts." Dorzback said the benefits of the roundabouts are they improve safety, reduces speed, lowers accident statistics, control the tlow of traffic better, alleviate congestion on the roadways, and aid in fuel savings as well as causing less emissions from cars idling at stop lights. Former Tampa City Councilman, Thomas Scott, said he was concerned about the concept when it was first raised. Quarrel At East Tampa librarv Ends PIICIIUIIV An exchange of words at a Hillsborough County Public Library ended peacefully on Tuesday. Other patrons at the library were instrumental in preventing a disturbance. The incident took place at the C. Blythe Andrews Public Library, 2607 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Programming Manager Linda Gillian said the incident took place shortly after the library opened. "Apparently, two patrons became involved in a verbal exchange that moved into the lobby and then outside. The librarian called the Tampa Police Department because others began to gather in the parking lot. "I don't know if they were friends of.the two or what, but by the time police arrived, those outside had calmed the two women down. One came back into the library and did whatever she had come to do. We took care of it, and no one was arrested," she said. A spokesperson for the Tampa Police Department stated that there was a call for service at the library at 1:09 p.m. However, the officer who responded did not make an arrest and did not initiate a report. "I felt it was not a good idea, and it would cause a lot of accidents. I addressed that concern from the beginning. "It was under the Pam Iorio administration when the design concepts were made." Councilman Frank Reddicksaid he doesn't like the roundabouts, and feels they are confusing. "Whoever came up with the idea, it was not a good one I fear there will be an increase in accidents due to the roundabouts. I don't want it on 22nd Street, and I'd like to meet with Ed Johnson (East Tampa Development Manager) and find a way to exclude them." What Councilman Reddick was referring to are plans for a roundabout at the junction of 22nd Street and 21st Street as part of Phase II in the 22nd Street Enhancement Project. ED JOHNSON Johnson said consultants did the design work and came up with the idea for the roundabout. "The engineering consul ting firm of Wade/Trimm was used and the actual study I design for the roundabout cost $294,000. "In 2003, the Wilson Miller Firm prepared a concept that included what's happening on 22nd Street right now. All of the meetings that went on during the adaption of the CRA Plan involved discussions of the 22nd Street project. The project was also brought to -the public's attention through mailings, community meetings, and during meetings of the East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership;" Johnson said because the roads go off into one-way pairs, it was felt that could be FRANK REDDICK a gateway into East Tampa. Johnson also said when the concept was presented to the public, there were no complaints initially. He also said there was no opposition to the plan at the time it was submitted. Post your comments about the roundabouts on the Florida Sentinel Bulletin website. FREE Professional Service News Alert: The Rorida Law States That You May Be Entitled To $1 0,000 For Loss Wages And Medical care .... f!ersonalized Service Support and Help from the beginning to the end. 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Same Gender Schools In A Diverse Gender World ,,c_1uch, such were the joys/ When we all, girls and ,;::}boys/ In our youth time were seen/ On the Echoing Green." So wrote William Blake, in his poem "Songs of the Innocence." He was talking about an environment where children -boys and girls -intermingled on a playground, and thereby learned to relate to one another on the field of life. However, according to recent turns of events in the Hillsborough County School System, the opinions of William Blake and other individuals who envision education as a microcosm of the diversity of humanity may already have fallen on deaf ears. Two schools in Tampa's Black community are among other schools being reorganized to accommodate socalled "same-gender" academies. Ferrell and Franklin Middle Schools will be part of an experiment (we hope) to see if the separation of the sexes may spur better school behavior. Though certainvoices have been raised regarding the fact no Black principals have been picked for these schools, what worries us more is the entire idea itself. Having failed at the separation of the races, should we now prepare to fail again at the separation of the sexes? Are we so frantic or gullible that we do not realize that separating the very seed of human reality (male and female) is by no means the way to educate children as to how they are to relate one to another in a gender-diverse world? Instead, we humbly suggest courses be instituted, which teach boys and girls how to respect each other. Indeed, same-gender schools are simply" Alice-in-Wonderland" attempts to further confuse the issue. Co-ed education is not the problem. I Does Anvone Reallv Care;t I In the 1970's, a movie entitled Soy lent Green painted a sobering picture of a future wherein the oceans were dead, animals, trees and greenery were extinct and food was practically nonexistent except for a miracle food with an exotic name. That food, "Soylent Green," turned out to be the reprocessed flesh of dying human beings. Now comes news from world scientists that the earth's oceans and rivers are dying much faster than experts had expected. Some scientists predict that a mass extinction of entire marine ecosystems could soon occur on a scale quite similar to the age of dinosaurs. That's what experts say. But what does all of this mean to us? Well, it should mean everything! We are left to wonder if anyone really cares about how quickly humanity is killing itself as well as its homeplanet-earth. Global warming, the run-off from farms using tons of fertilizers and pesticides, greenhouse emissions from power plants, carbon dioxide emissions and over fishing are the mass extinction of whales and sharks for sport and pleasure. These human-generated catastrophes poisoning our oceans and dooming our future generations. With nearly 17 percent of the world's tropical coral reefs having already died, scientists fear another 83 percent will die within the next 20 years, consequently wiping out life in the sea. Racism, though idiotic, is a distant runner-up as to what will ultimately kill the human race. The Bullv As America's National svmbol If you are male and born in America, your masculin ity has been, or will soon be challenged. And these days, the same is true if you are female. Dependent upon how you respond to that challenge is the predictor of what type of man or woman you will become, or have al ready become. For, such is what happens when gender becomes confused with power. Welcome to America. I remember the first time I heard someone say, "My girl friend's got a girlfriend." The statement was made in pride, but it shook me to the soles of my shoes. Then I began to re alize the truth of the statement made by a young man about his closest female asso ciate. He wasn't necessarily referring to homosexuality as much as he was talking about the showing off of power. But the subject of this column is "Bullying, or what I've heard some people call, "Bullyism." Bullying is a situation wherein the so-called "alpha male or "alpha-fe male" (as might be the tum of events) presses his or her superiority by physically or psychologically intimidating his or her fellow human be ings. But bullying (or bullyism) is not a new thing. Indeed, it goes back even to the begin ning of American Independ ence when King George, III and Great Britain itself were seen as arch-bullies -who had to be taken down a notch. So, the Revolutionary War was fought, and America became free (free of what?) of the bullies George and Great Britain! However, was there a hidden reason for the fact our first president was also named "George?" Seemingly, America has always been in a struggle either WITH a bully, AS a bully, or sometimes both. Certainly, American Indians grew to see White-" Black.: Eu ropean Americans as bullies. No doubt, Mexicans did, too. And then, when America mo mentarily tore itself apart during the Civil War, both Union and Confederate vt5ices accused each other of being a bully while Black slaves lived daily a situation of so-called "bullyism, which would last long after they had "'tt been freed by cannon and c: constitution. OJ And how could one ever forget the sojourn of Ameri-::E: can women who, having been seen as inferior children and m as "the weaker vessels," were < brutally bullied up until the m<:tl middle 2oth century if not even today? Nevertheless, the clubbing rn claws of bullying have c reached out from the play-ground to pummel gays and )> lesbians, the physically and Z mentally disabled, the eld-C erly, indeed, any individual 3:r or group who is different or i5 who is weak and alone. No wonder, America's national animal is the eagle. But might it also be the wolf? And now, our children American children-are act ing out our heritage by murdering each other and by killing themselves. Is there any wqnder that they should do so? Has our history not taught them how to respond to each other and to the world? These days, young girls challenge each other to bloody combat in their back yards, and defenseless young men and women blow their own brains out because they cannot stand the pressure of being terrorized daily. Meanwhile, America attempts to bring peace to the world. But such is very diffi. cult when -in the center of our souls we carry the seeds of Bluto (the bully who once terrorized Popeye the America, our children are on fire. And we G) m are the ones who have sup-c.n plied the matches. : :)..


Kevin ... Kevin ... Kevin ... c a: LL. c z c( c en w ::l .... i:c w > w c w ,:::J: en :::::i m ::l D.. z i= w ...J ...J ::l m Karma is one of those things you just can't escape. I know, because it's come back to bite me on more than a few occasions And now it looks as though it's preparing to take a big chunk out of the backside of former Commissioner White. County Kevin I hate to pile on a man who's already getting hammered in the poll of public opinion as well as the press, but damn. This guy seems to attract more crap than a port-o-potty at a Gasparilla parade. Seriously. Every since White was elected a few years ago, he's been embroiled in some form of controversy. He has been accused of sexually harassing a female office aide, allegedly abusing his posi tion, back stabbing friends and colleagues and now he's somehow managed to place himself directly in the center of a 10-count federal indict ment. He has gone from a rising star in the arena of Florida politics to a poster boy for government corruption. And I can't help but wonder how uj he was ableto trick so many Z for so long? I mean, I've heard of indim viduals being able to charm the pants off just about anybody. But, was he that good at hiding these character ...J flaws on his way to getting LL. voted into two separate, high-ranking public offices? Surely, one of the chickens in the hen house had to become suspicious at the way the new rooster meowed at sunrise? KEVIN WHITE Now I imagine we'll see what he's truly made of. Though he may not receive much time for white collar offenses such as wire fraud, mail fraud and bribery considering he's a first-time offender, whatever time they offer him may still be too much for him to handle. Leaving his beautiful wife for even a year could prove to be unbearable. And with his track record of throwing people under the bus when the situation gets heated, that means only one thing. Anybody who's ever dealt with him in the past should start getting their affairs in order. Because they could become part of a package deal, once the feds apply their usual pressure. Unfortunately, that's how the game is played these days. A man does a crime. He can't do the time. So he brings someone else along to do it for him. I am not saying for sure that this is what Mr. White is going to do. But, if other officials and business own e rs start being connected to the case in the next few weeks, it shouldn't come as Families Travel To Familv Reunion The Jones family of Tampa will be traveling this weekend to the Wesley/Davis/Jones Family Reunion in Kingland, GA. This is the 2nd reunion for the 10 family members. The reunion will be held June 24-26, 2011. There will be a banquet, co picnic and worship service. For more information call Cordell and Rose Jones at If (813) 975-9598. a surprise. In the meantime we should expect these things to happen: A public statement by White professing his innocence and promising to fight the charges; A peri od of silence from his camp as they figure out their next move; Other allegations surfacing and then the inevitable announcement that a plea agreement has been reached. Following his sentencing he'll probably release anoth er statement apologizing for misleading his constituents, the shame he brought to his family, he'll probably throw something in there about finding a new faith in Jesus Christ and he'll close it up by saying that because of his new spiritual enlightenment, he'll come out of prison a better man. You know, the typical, ''I'm sorry I got caught" speech. In essence it will be the same ending to the same movie we've seen so many times before. And the worse part about it is that it never seems to get any better. Anyone wanting to contact Clarence Barr can reach him at: Clarence Barr, II, 43110-018; Bennettsville F.C.I.; P. 0. Box 52020; Bennettsville, SC 29512; or by email at clarence.b arrzg 8@ gmail. com. Reality On Ice is by the Florida Sentinel Bulletin Publishing Company. OHicial Notification Of African American Farmers About $1.25 Billion Class Action Suit WASHINGTON, DC-The Court-ordered process of officially notifying African American farmers and their heirs about the $1.25 billion "Pigford I" class action settle ment, In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, is underway. Class members should visit www BlackFarmerCase.com or call 1-877-810-8110 for complete information, including the detailed notice, key dates, and claims-filing information. African American farmers around the country who tried to file a claim in the 1999 Pigford Settlement, but were unable to receive a decision on the merits because their claims were late are now receiving information about their legal rights and options under the Settlement by postal mail. Class members' rights may be affected by the Settlement even if they do not act. Those who wish to object to the Settlement must do so by August 12, 2011. The dead line for filing claim's under this Settlement may be as early as February 28, 2012. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia will consider whether to grant final approval of the Settlement at a hearing in Washington D. C. on September 1, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. Lead Class Counsel: Andrew Marks, Crowell & Moring LLP, 202-624-2500; Gregorio Francis, Morgan & Morgan, P.A., 407-420-1414; and Henry Sanders, Chestnut, Sanders, Sanders, Pettaway & Campbell, LLC, 334-875-9264. Grant Park Grant Park Civic Association President, Ralph Johnson, is announcing that they will be holding their next meeting July 1th, 7 p. m. at the Grant Park Playground Building, 3724 54th Street. This is an important meeting to discuss the community s-year plan. AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS WRECK LIVES! GIBBS &PARNELL, PA ATTORNEYS AT lAW NURSING HOME NEGLECT OR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. ALL SERIOUS INJURIES. (813) 975--4444 1--800--711--5452 722 F. Fl fTCIIIIZ 1\VI T 1 \ i\ll\\. II .) .)()J_] \V\V\V.(;I!)I)\i\l'\l)l'i\IZNili.C ()/\\ 77re Hiring If A Lawyer Is An Important De!Jiclon That Should Not Be .8aHd So/1/y Upon Adt>lrllsMMnt. Befi>re You Dec/die, A.vk U1 To Send You FREE Written Iff/ormation About Our Qua/!fictJiions And E:xpuience.


HCC Ranked 111h In The Nation In Associate Degree Production Hillsborough Community College is the country s uth leading producer of associate degrees according to a new report published in the June edition of Community College Week. HCC awarded 2,615 associate degrees during the 2009-10 academic year among two-year colleges, a 7% increase over the prior year. Additionally, HCC saw an overall increase of 14% in the number of degrees awarded to minority students, making the college the 16th largest producer of degrees for mi nority students in the coun try. HCC ranked 2oth in awarding associate degrees to African American students, an increase of 17%, and 2oth in awarding two-year degrees to Hispanic students, a 19% increase. DR. KEN ATWATER President, Hillsborough Community College According to HCC President Dr. Ken Atwater, "HCC is committed to provid ing a quality learning envi ronment and support services that enable our students to complete their program of study. These rankings are a testament to the success of those efforts Three Businesses Recognized For Outstanding Support 01 Education Drive Time Auto Sales, Chick-fil-A Westshore and Wells Fargo were touted on June 9th as some of the top businesses in the state for supporting and advancing Florida's public education system. The recognition occurred as a part of the 2011 Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards cere mony, held by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Education Foundation. Wells Fargo (formerly Wachovia. Bank) has been ll Hillsborough Education Foundation partner for many years, providing volunteer, mentor, committee and fi nancial support. They have a history of supporting at-risk students and programs to help increase high school graduation rates and college access. To learn more about the Florida Education Founda tion, or to see the full list of winners for the Commis sioner's Business Recogni--tion Awards,visit http://www. -tion-foundation.org/. "The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself" if AMERICA'SI'ORP.MOSTSI!MI I\1:EKLY (813) 248-1921 Computer Mentors Receives i $1 Million To Help Ex-Inmates 0 BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded 15 grants, valued at $20 mil lion, to help formerly incar cerated individuals between the ages 18-24. The grants are to help young offenders reconnect with their commu nities and find pathways to success through community service and educational op-portunities. The Computer Mentors Group, Inc. was the only or ganization in the southeastern United States to receive a grant. It is valued at $1,007, 149,000. Statistics show that each year, approximately 65o,ooo inmates are released from state and federal prisons, and return to their communities and families. "The grants will directly support young people look ing to improve their skills and long-term employment prospects. The Civic Justice Corps includes learning RALPH SMITH Founder, Executive Director of Computer Mentors Group, Inc. through community service and valuable experiences that serve not only participants, but also the families and communities to which they are returning," Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor said. Beyond service opportunities, the Civic Justice Corps offers postsecondary education and training, commu nity connections, high staff-to-participant ratios, career development, and post-program support and follow-up, all of which help reduce recidivism rates. The Computer Mentors Program came into existence in 1997. Ralph Smith founder and Executive Director of the program began with five youngsters at the then Ybor City (now Robert Saunders) Library. He remained at that location and continued to partner with various organizations with the community. : In 2001, Smith moved the program to its current location at 2802 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. ..... ..... Since it's inception, more than 1,100 youngsters have 'TI gained computer skills 5 through the program. Young-;;!;! sters, ages 14 to 18, attend a C 6-month course known as the Teen Computer Certificam tion and Ownership Program. The youngsters are z taught computer skills and p! they learn how to build their m own computer and take it home upon completion of the rm program. :::! z


Janelle Scrivens And Reginald Ferguson, Jr. Exchange Vows Janelle Scrivens and Reginald Ferguson, Jr. exchanged marriage a: vows r ecently before family and LL. friends at the Sam Gibbons Center on the campus of the University of South Florida. The wedding officiant was Deacon Bill Mahood. Music for the event was provided b y Steve Wilson and soloists were Trumaine Burrell and Ashley Anderson. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John (Mol bert) Scrivens and the groom's parents are Ms. Theresa West and Reginald Ferguson, Sr. Grandparents are Wilbur and Betty Ferguson, and godparents for the newlyweds are Trevor and Yvonne Francis and Alvin and Evora Pimento. Diane Scrivens, Old Testament Reading; Jacquelyn Sample, bride's aunt, did the Responsorial Psalm; Shaun Scrivens, New Testament Reading; Luella Carrington, Prayer of the Faithful. Jermaine McCloud and Raleigh Jones, Groomsmen; John Scrivens, III, Jevin Scrivens and Theodore Franklin, III, Ushers ; Tess Jacobs, Hostess; Sheila Harden, Wedding Coordinator; Jason Lotter, Photographer; and special acknowledgement to Gloria Austin, LeJ oan Franklin, Flora Scott and Shaun Scrivens. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Program participants included: Members of the wedding party included: Kandyce Baillou, Maid of Honor; Danice Davis and Jessica Reese, Bridesmaids; Terrance Jones, Best Man; c a: LL. Newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald (Janelle Scrivens) C Ferguson, center, with the members of their wedding party. Z From left, Danice Davis, Jessica Reese, Kandyce Baillou, <( Terrance Jones, Jermaine McCloud and Raleigh Jones. Little Natasha Sanchez was the flower girl and Angel Sanchez carried C therings. CJ) w ::J l\l .... The father of the bride and her aunts: John Scrivens, Beverly S. Cook, Jacquelyn S. Sample and Wilma Scrivens. > a: w > w c w :I: CJ) ::i lXI ::J HID Announces Site Visit For Encore Proiect w _, -' "";:) lXI BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer Tampa Housing Authority has confirmed a date with representatives from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for a site visit. On Tuesday, June 28th, a HUD review panel will be evaluating the Choice Neighborhood grant application of which THA is one of 6 finalists The review panel will visit ENCORE Tampa and the Encore site and later join THA staff for a discussion on the merits of their application and the city's ability to perform under the. Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Program. The meeting agenda will include presentations from THA and their partners under the grant, and a bus tour of the surrounding neighborhoods as well as a walking tour of the Encore site. The amount of the grant applied for by THA is $23M with THA and Bank of America CDC named as developers, and the city of Tampa, Bank of America CDC and the Hillsborough County School District named as partners. The grant request was submitted December 9, 2010 and the current status is a short list of finalists. The award will be presented September 30, 2011. Janelle is shown with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. John (Molbert) Scrivens. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Frances) Sykes at the wedding. Saturday, lune25, 2011 ** 11 TrlnltV-241h IV811U8 1 1103 E. 24111 Ave. A BIG The Southern Tones Gospel Singers -wm Sunday, June 26, 2011 *** 2:30 P. M. Hood Temple AME Zion Church Jj Jj 3608 N. 26th St. Tampa 33610 Your Group Or Choir Is Invited To Help Us Celebrate This Great Occasion In The Name Of JESUS CHRIST! Some Groups Scheduled To Appear: The Joyetts, St. Pete Florida Wonders 11\e Faithful Gospel Singers Prosperity Gospel Singer, St. Pete The Dedicated Ones, Tampa Traveling Stars, Tampa Gramps, Tampa And Many More Groups Are Invited. This Is An Open Door Program For More Information, Contact: Hardy Williams (813) SGG-0758 R:lr Booking, Contact Mrs. Barbara Williams (813) 507-8988.


Local women Of Manv Hats Gospel Artist luther Barnes m Ministrv Hosts Grief Conducts workshop, Concert seminar For Elderlv At New Salem MB Church :: Many times elderly and retired residents n e ed to be ministered to, for they, too, grieve Ms. Juanita M. Westley, founder of Women of Many Hats Ministr";, real izes that. She and the members of her ministry recently hosted a grief seminar for re tired and elderly residents at Arlington Harbor in St. Petersburg, Millie Phillips, Director. Several of the residents attended the seminar to learn about the purpose, meaning, complications and managing grief. Ms. Westley was the speaker. There was also songs prayer and worship. Each re ceived grief pamphlets provided by the St. Petersburg Hospice Center. J amaa Fine Catering provided delicious Italian appetizers and other delicacies. Volunteers with the program included Elder Gary Women Of Many Hats founder Juanita Westley. Williams, Williams, Sonya Green, Tashae Calvin, Jackie Jackson, Florence Westley, Floyd Wade, and Clinton Studio, which provided photos. You are welcome to come out and rejoice with us for a life changing revival. Speaker Prophetess Levon Williams from Orlando Florida. Women's Ministry ... June 22, Wednesday .. Friday 7:30P.M. Will be held at .._"'..,_,,.,_,.._ COMMUNITY OUTREACH Christopher R. Evans, Sr., Pastor. Chestnut St. Tampa, FL 33607 Pastor Christopher Evans and Prophetess Gail Bethel Come and be delivered and set free. THE PUBUC IS CORDIALLY INVITED GR. MT. MORIAH P. B. CHURCH 1225 Nebraska Avenue Guest Psalmist Rhudine Williams Mother Donna Russell, President Ulysses Saffold, Chairman, Deacon Board Renowned gospel artist Luther Barnes was in Tampa recently. New Salem Missionary Bap tist Church, Rev. Dr. Henry J. Lyons, Pastor, hosted the gospel great for a workshop and con cert. (Photos by Sylvester Harris) r 0 JJ c )> (J) m z :::! z m r llJ Freddie Hudson and Beverly Neves, on the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. HenryJ. Lyons, Pas-front row, and Derek Smith, on the second row, r tor of New Salem, enjoyed the concert. enjoyed the concert. Dr. Thomas Scott and the 34th Street Church of God Presents: FriendshiP Month 2011 [-'."': -!lelism 1s1 Sundav-Friends 2nd Sundav-Relatives 3rd sundav-Associates 41h sundav-Neighbors Dress Down Picnic after Church on 4th Sunday WEDNESDAYS: M&M's (Meal, Music, and Message) FREE GAS CARDS will be given owoy Bring this cord to be eligible for your gift cord -Tampa, FL -(813) 248-6548 -Pastor Thomas and First Lady Marva ScoH z "C c: llJ !: (J) ::I: m c m < m JJ -< -4 c: m (J) c )> z c JJ c G) m <0 I )>


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Local Commissioners Vote 6-1 On Redistricting Map BY LA TRICE SCOTT Freelance Writer On Monday June 20, 2011 at 6 p. m., the Board of County Commissioners held what was their final Redistricting Public hearing. This meeting was held at the County Center in Downtown Tampa. The redistricting process takes place every 10 years. There were ten proposed maps given to every individual in attendance. These maps included Map A, Map B, Map C, Map D, Map, E, Map, F, Map G, Map H, The Peopleis Map, and Map J. Prior to the Board being addressed by numerous citizens, Commissioner Kevin Beckner (addressed the controversy associated with "The People's Map." He stated, "There is no intentional political bias in designing the map." He further stated that he supports a map that is fair and addresses citizens throughout the county and that the lines of this map were drawn based on the principles of the Fair Amendment. He further stated that iThe People's Map! did not act to dilute the voice and vote of the African American com munities. Commissioner Beckner also stated that Sun City Center, Apollo Beach, and Ruskin residents requested to be a part of District 4, not District 3. Furthermore, Temple Terrace residents requested dual representation from Districts 2 and 3. He also apologized for separating Brandon into three districts which was corrected in Map J. He finished by stating, "This has been a challenging and learning experience." Commissioner Les Miller also introduced a map, which got little sup-Mark M. B. Church @ Pt. Tampa 7221 S. Sherrill St NUAL HOMECOMING OBSERVANCE DARRYL MATTHEWS Pastor Sunday-June 26th Previous St. Mark Families "Welcome Home" Theme: "Reaching the Lost With The Message of the Cross of Jesus Christ" Sunday School: 8:30 A.M. Morning Worship: 10 A. M. MINISTER ESTELLA LOVE of Rrst Baptist Church of College Hill Reverend Evan Burrows-Sr. Pastor Prayer Une: Sunday 8 P. M.-9 P.M. Guest Call: 1-610-214-0200 Access Code: 391053 & # port. Hillsborough County residents were given two minutes to address the BOCC. Terry Kemple (Brandon) stated, "I think the People's Map is a politically driven map." George Niemann (Dover) stated, "Take the politics out and draw four equal squares. The most important thing to me is who we put in those seats, regardless of the shape of the district and how it's formed." Carolyn Collins (NAACP President) stated, "We support a map that rep resents a voting age individual. Our greatest interest is we want to make sure District 3 rep resents 35% or greater. We don't want to see any cracking; packing, or stacking." Ms. Collins also stated that_ she had signed petitions available if the final map was decided on tonight. Reverend Gerald Lennard White, Sr. (Tampa) stated, "We support any map that does not trig ger retrogression. The BOCC has failed the Hispanic com munity. The most appropriate thing to do is to allow Hispanics to have a candidate of their choosing. Please right your wrong. Work to remove us from fed eral protection." Samuel Kinsey stated, "No African American has ever been elected until we created single mem-. ber districts. We only have five African Americans in public office and they all have one thing in common: they all came from African American districts. Please do not dilute our districts." Dianne Hart stated, iPlease do not allow any ret rogression in District 3. We do not want to return to the days of old. District 3 needs to remain whole. We need to remain in the natural boundaries and not gerrymander the neighborhoods." Ruth Fleming stated, We have worked very hard to get '\,'Vhere we are. We. don't want an y retr'ogression. If not broken, don t fix it." In the final tally, the Board voted 6-1 to choose Map G. Commissioner Beckner cast the dissenting vote. Florida Education Commissioner Chosen Governor Rick Scott and Gerard Robinson, Florida Education Commissioner Governor Rick Scott commended the State Board of Education for selecting Gerard Robinson, a nationally recognized leader in school choice, as Florida's next Education Commissioner. Robinson currently serves as Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Robinson has worked effec tively with organizations and stakeholders to improve student learning and ensure a productive working environ ment for adults. He success fully worked to achieve legislative approval of the Virginia Governor's K-12 Opportunity to Learn initia tives related to charter, virtual and college laboratory schools. ?< With a focus on improving learning and earning opportunities for students, Robinson has been responsible for assisting the Virginia Governor in devel oping and implementing pol icy agendas for Virginia's PreK-12 and higher education. 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Local .. N w z ::J ""') Future Of Former Police Captain Remains In limbo 0 a: u.. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week, a panel of A ppellant Court jud ges issued a ruling in favor of a former Tampa Police Captain who expressed a desire to return to duty. However, his future remains in limbo because the City of Tampa has not made public any decision pertaining to the case. In 2007, Marion Lewis qualified to run for office, challenging then incumbent Mayor Pam Iorio. Lewis was informed by city officials that he would have to resign his position as Captain with the Tampa Police Department if he planned to seek the office. He refused, stating that he had already clarified, via the Tallahassee Office of C Elections that the "Resign to a: Run" rule did not apply to u.. him. Lewis said he was 0 forced into retirement by the Z city and filed a lawsuit. Lewis' favor in January 2011 a: and again in June 2011. Last Thursday, during the W regular City Council meeting, Councilman Frank ::z:: Reddick requested a status report on the case as well as the cost of defending the case ::J to date. City attorneys are ll. slated to provide that information to him during the July tij 14th regular meeting. ..J The Sentinel contacted MARION LEWIS ... Former Captain with the Tampa Police Department Mayor Bob Buckhorn's office in reference to the case and was directed to Jim Shimberg, the City Attorney. Chief Assistant City Attorney Jerry Gewirtz returned the telephone call and stated that the city does not comment on pending liti. Hauuv3rd Anniversarv MR. And MRS LILLIE Honey, we overcame and became much stronger. I love you, honey. Always, Tee Skeet!!! gation Lewis stated that the ne x t recourse for the new administration is to request that the Florida Supreme Court render an opinion in a case that has been debated in the courts for more than 4 years. Pen Pal BOOKER T. JORDAN I wanted to give a shout out to my Iii' brother. I love you and the family misses you. Stay strong! From, Big Bro Danny. Booker T. Jordan, 0935679, P 0. Box 730, Tabor City, NC, 28463 ..J ::J m ..J w z i= z w en Mt. PleasantS .B. Muldle School,.., 1906 N. Rome Avenue,.., Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 253..(}()53-www.mpmiddleschool.net a: 0 ..J u.. c( I N -w a.: Your Child Ma't'ters at' ... Mt. Pleasant Middle School (located at the comer of Spruce Street and Rome Avenue) In its 9th year of operation, here are the FACTS: Free public charter school educational curriculum designed to meet students needs Bus transportation provided in certain areas 20 I 0 "A" rated school; met I 00% of State benchmarks and achieved A YP 2011 FCA T Writing Scores -1 00% of 8th Graders passed with scores of 4 out of 6 or higher .Free, well-balanced, nutritious breakfast and lunch program Florida certified teachers Fully equipped computer lab Next Generation Sunshine State Standards Curriculum Athletic program (boys and girls) Dress'code (uniforms) Educational field trips Parent Teacher Student Organization Parent participation welcomed and encouraged Parent Resource Center and much morel! Mt. Pleasant, the school for the present and the future. Enroll your 6th, 7th or 8th grader today. Call (813) 253-0053 for more information. In The Spotlight JACARA Summertime is officially here, and that's means our features, right along with the weather, are going to get hotter. This week's Spotlight feature, Jacara, is evidence of just how hot it's going to get this year. This young lady loves to pose in front of the cam era, and enjoys allowing people to see her bright personality. Jacara also enjoys having a good time, and can be foorid with her core of friends being the focus of all the attention. Jacara has high expectations for her future, but when it comes to the man in her life, she has even higher expectations. Jacara said he must be a strong-witled individual with a pur pose in life and very much in touch with real ity. He must be trustworthy and what he says must be taken seriously when it's the proper time for it. Congratulations to Jacara as this week's hot Spotlight feature


Chess Team Ties For State ChampionshiP Title Academy Prep Center Cobra Chess Team members shown from left to right: Louis Mayer, Antavious Jordan, Chris Custodio, Antonio Johnson, and Randal Hernandez. Last month, members of the Academy Prep Center Cobra Chess Team participated in a state championship competition. The young men tied for third place in the 2011 All Star Florida Chess Championships. The event took place May 20-22, 2011. Louis Mayor, class Valedictorian, earned dis-_ tinction asthe ThirdBest SpeedChess Player. The award came about in open competition for students in grades 8 through 12. Their coach, Ted McNair said, "I ask that God continue to keep me humble in my special work efforts. I feel that it is all about making a difference in the lives of thekids. Social networking, ability toaccept defeat, expanded concentration, and problem solving are only a few of the very important hidden pieces of the chess puzzle. In time, the kids learn to embrace and trans fer these special kills to other areas of their lives." McNair is an educator at Academy Prep Center of Tampa. He began teaching the children to play chess. His program has expanded to concentrate on the younger children as well. Chess is more than just a game with planning and goal setting needs, it is a highly competitive, yet non-violent sport," McNair said. Each year as the older students move on to the next level of their education, McNair begins to teach new students how to play chess. "I am a teacher who has a passion for chess and have long -understood the longterm educational and social benefits of the game. In chess you will find math, history, reading, science, and human ities," he said. Joining the USF Team is now easier than ever with our on-line application! MAINTENANCE-WORKER USlo' Parking Services. MaintellllllCe worker needed to clean garages and surface lots, do minor repairs, and set up equipment/signs. A valid Florida Driver's License is required for vehicle and equipment usage. To apply, please go to: https://employment.usf.edu and search for Posting Number 0004886. USF is sn EQ1181 Opportunity/Eqll81 l/nlvtKO/ty. lJSF UNIVERSITY OF' SOUTH FLORIDA :!! Camp For Youngsters Athletic Departme nt Boys (ADB) hosted a 2-day camp a t th e Belmont Height s Complex recently. A bout 50 youngst ers atte nd ed and severa l memb ers of th e Tamp a Bay Buccaneers were pres e nt. (Photo by BRUNSON) "T1 r-0 :::D Adults who participated in the camp shown with the youngsters are: Jarriett Bu9ie, Matt CJ) Glothe, Ryan Hayes, BJ Daniels, Marc Dile, Huey Whittaker, Jeremy Burnett, Mike Jenkins, m Quenton Washington, Trae Williams, Demetrius McCray, Murry-Harris,m James Jolly, Bobbie !:'i Holder Rev. David Lane (chaplain), David Robinson (Big Dave) and Wayne Lawton, II. z m r-m Former Freedom High Sprinter Learns To Fend For Himsell Among the things a profes sional athlete has to worry about is rent, groceries, car repairs, bank accounts, utility bills, and travel arrangements. Calvin Smith, II now knows that all t,oo well. When Smith was a track star at Freedom High School and later at the University of Florida, most of those needs were cared for. Now as he heads into this week s USA outdoor track and field championships in Eugene, Oregon, he s on his own for the first time. Smith still works out on the track at the University of Florida and is being assisted by his former college coach, Mike Holloway. Smith also has an agent who recently helped him sign a sponsorship deal with Adidas. The 23-year-old Smith now understands he must handle his own day-to-day chores. The transition from college to pro athlete can be difficult, but Smith's father, Calvin Smith, has been preparing him for this peri od. Next year is an Olympic CALVIN SMITH, II year, and Smith not only wants to be a member of the U.S. team, but he wants to be a member of the team that competes late this sum-m mer at the IAAF World Championships in Korea. To c! assure himself a spot in that m meet, he needs to finish in fg the top three of the 400 finals this week in Eugene. A )> fourth-place finish would z probably earn him a spot on C the U.S. 4X400 relay team. :. ,. y t,:,. y "' *' FRIED mm


Sports c a: LL c z <( c en w :::) ..... Timberwolves Make oner For Lakers' Bvnum ANDREW BYNUM Minnesota is still looking to land a high-level, impact player for its No.2 pick. One of the Timberwolves' many trade proposa)s was a request for Lakers center Andrew Bynum, which involved sending small for ward Michael Beasley to Los Angeles. Spurs Sman To Explore Trades For Parker TONY PARKER Parker. That's exactly the sort of thing San Antonio should be doing -and not because of some flip com ments the point guard made after the season about the end of the Spurs' run as con tenders. The Spurs are gauging w trade interest in Tony > The Spurs gave Parker and Manu Ginobili long term deals over the last year with an eye toward seeing what the venerable Parker/Manu/Tim Duncan nucleus could do in 2010-11 and 2011-12, the final year of Duncan's contract. w ,01------------------------------------------w J: eavs' Dream Scenario Unlikelv m :::) a.. Only Cleveland officials know how much was smokescreen and how much was due diligence, but the notion that the w Cavaliers might not choose Duke point guard Kyrie Irving j No. 1 overall has faded quickly after last week's buzz. ffi Sources expect them to take Irving, but their dream scenario _. of somehow getting Minnesota's. _No. 2 pick and selecting W Williams as well isn't likely. z i= z w en a: 0 ...1 LL A Win, Then Tears For Serena Williams At Wimbledon SERENA WILLIAMS WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND Returning to Grand Slam tennis after a year out with health problems, Serena Williams opened her Wimbledon title defense Tuesday by beating Aravane Rezai in three sets -then burst into tears on Centre Court. After serving her 13th ace to close a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory, Williams buried her face in her towel and sobbed from her courtside chair. She was still crying as she left the court, overcome with emotion after enduring a long layoff that included two foot opera tions and treatment for blood clots in her lungs. Police Detail Stabbing Anack On Broncos' Hunter JASON HUNTER DETROIT -Denver Broncos defensive player Jason Hunter was struck in the left upper chest by a kitchen knife hurled at him by his during an argu ment over cell phone_. Hunter told police the woman waved the knife and told him to stay back before throwing it. She then took her boyfriend to receive medical treatment and later was arrested "after being pointed out by hospital security," the report said; The officers who wrote the report said the girlfriend was angry about having found a bag of cell phones, which Hunter claimed .not his and belonged to his boy. Barber Banled Depression, savs He Needs Football EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -Tiki Barber says failures off the field after his retire ment from football in 2006 led to a yearlong bout with depression. The 36-year-old Barber, the New York Giants' career leading rusher, acknow. ledged that he now needs football more than it needs him. Barber has spent the past four months working out in an attempt to make a come back, although his chances rest on the league and its players reaching a new col lective bargaining agreement. Barber said football repre sents a necessary anchor in a TIKI BARBER life turned upside down-by the depressive aftermath of scandalous divorce and dis integration of his television career. Expen Testifies UCF Plaver Died From Sickle Cell ORLANDO-University of Central Florida football player Ereck Plancher died after a preseason practice from complications of Sickle Cell trait, not an undetected heart problem as school attorneys have argued, a car diologist testified Thursday during a wrongful death trial. Dr. Barry J. Maron, from the Minneapolis Heart Institute, said there is no evi dence that a cardiac problem killed the 19-year-old, who collapsed on March 18, 2008. Attorneys for the UCF Athletics Association argue that the undetected heart problem caused Plancher's death, while attorneys for Plancher's parents say the athletics association is responsible. They are trying Keith Tribble, University of Central Florida athletic director, testifies during court at the Orange County Courthouse, Thursday; June 16, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. to prove that coaches pushed him excessively at practice despite knowing about his health problems that they never told him about


Sports Former Basketball Plaver Charged With Pimping VENOY OVERTON Then And Now Venoy Overton, former back up point guard for the University of Washington Huskies has allegedly now turned into a pimp after being charged with a seconddegree felony for promoting prostitution. The girl he didn't want to refuse money from is an 18-year-old woman who was reportedly encouraged to perform sex acts on other men for money by Overton. It began when the woman claimed she was broke and called her "boyfriend" Venoy who dropped her off at Pacific Highway South, a place known for prostitution and told her to "walk slow and sexy." The result was a $2oo payoff which she split evenly with him and since then she's been paying him $100 a week whenever she wanted to see him. Venoy's made approximately $3,000 from her in total. N.J. Charges Against Titans' Plaver Downgraded KENNY BRITT JERSEY CITY, NJ -A New Jersey judge on Thursday downgraded three charges against Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt for offenses stemming from his second recent arrest in the state. Britt was charged June 8 with resisting arrest and related offenses after being confronted by Hoboken detectives who suspected he was carrying a marijuana cigar. But the charges were do_wngraded Thursday to dis orderly persons offenses and remanded back to Hoboken MuniCipal Court. A hearing has been scheduled for June 23. Britt, wearing a threepiece grey suit and reported ly lfccompanied by his father, smiled broadly and politely declined to comment on the charges. When asked if he had any message for his fans he replied: "I love them." 9" Roller ...................................... $1 Brushes ....................................... LIMIT 2 WITH THIS AD ONLY!! SeahawksDE Charged In Eaterv Dispute RAHEEM BROCK PHILADELPHIA Longtime NFL defensive end Raheem Brock was arrested in his hometown of Philadelphia after a dispute at a restaurant. Police Lt. Raymond Evers says Brock ran out on a $27 bar tab at Copabanana on Thursday. Brock's party was asked to leave after one of them brought in food from another eatery. Harris says they told the waitress they weren't going to pay the bar tab. NeWlon lobbies For WR Smith To Stav With Panthers CAM NEWTON And STEVE SMITH CHARLOTTE, NC No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton was fielding questions at Panthers teammate Steve Smith's youth football camp Friday when a boy asked him to name the team he wished had drafted him. After the Georgia native acknowledged he grew up a Falcons fan, Newton stressed he wanted to go to Carolina because it had the top pick. Then Newton turned to Smith and said, "And I wanted to have some one great to throw to." Asked later if he was lobby ing for the four-time Pro Bowl receiver to stay in Carolina, Newton smirked. "Hopefully, he got the mes sage," Newton said. It was hard to tell. Wade, Melo Take In Versace Show In Milan MILAN, ITALY -Dwyane Wade's trip to Italy is off to a fashionable start. On the fifth anniversary of being the 2006 NBA finals MVP, the Miami Heat guard was one of the front-row spectators Monday at a Versace fashion show in Milan. Wade arrived in the Italian city hours earlier. Also at the show: New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, sitting with Wade, his longtime friend DWYANE WADE And CARMELO ANTHONY Wade has had an interest in fashion for some time, and even posted a picture of him self in a suit for the show on his Twitter Mavweather No Show For Deposition LAS VEGAS -Superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a no-show for a courtordered deposition in Las Vegas on Friday in a federal lawsuit alleging he defamed rival fighter Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao's lawyer said. Attorney Daniel Petrocelli said Mayweat-that neither he nor the fighter her violated a court order by were available Friday mornnot appearing to answer quesing. tions about repeatedly saying "We tried to extend every courtesy we could," Tratos Pacquiao has used perfor-said. mance-enhancing drugs. Both sides argued Thursday Petrocelli said he plans to ask before federal Magistrate a federal judge to rule in Judge Robert Johnston, Pacquiao's favor as a result. with Johnston siding with Mark Tratos, Mayweat-Pacquiao. Mayweather!s m her's lawyer, said he filed an side argues he needs to con-< appeal to the order Thursday centrate on training for a evening that is still pending, Sept. 17 fight against Victor -< and told Pacquiao's lawyers Ortiz. -f --------------------------------------------ffi Heat President Rilev. savs He Will Not Return To Coaching MIAMI-Pat Riley expects better days are ahead for the Miami Heat. Speaking Tuesday, Miami's team president said that not winning the title was a disappointment -but insisted the season still had plenty of suc cesses. "I'll say it. I'm not afraid to say it," Riley said at his annu al end..:of .. season availability. "We are going to be multiple contenders, OK? Riley said the team would add more pieces to complement. Le.Bron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris --IIIII OLINMOII TIREJ/1/IrDRI!!B Bosh next season, plus was looking forward to seeing what can happen with a healthy Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller, both of whom. had their 2010-11 campaign marred by injuries. He also said Erik Spoelstra would coach, shooting down any notion that the Hall of Farner was considering a return to the bench. C/) -< )> z c


rtainment Citv Honors Singer Sam Cooke With Street c a: u. The city of Chicago plans to honor soul singer Sam Cooke with his own street. City officials will rename a section of 36th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue "Sam Cooke Way" during a Saturday afternoon ceremony. Cooke once lived near the street location in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. Cooke sang chart topping hit songs during the 1950s and 1960s like "You Send e," "Wonderful World" and "Twistin' the Night Away." He's in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Local officials a n d members 0 f Cooke's family are ex pected to attend the event, SAM COOKE which will be presided over by Chicago Blues Museum founder Gregg Parker. Cooke was born in Mis sissippi. His family moved to Chicago in the 1930s. He died in 1964. c lrv Goni And Ja Rule Claim Publishing Companv Stole Rovalties a: CEO of Murder Inc. lrv LL. Gotti and rapper Ja Rule have a filed against a New <( York based publishing company, claiming the company C illegally represented themffi selves as administrators of their copyrights. > The lawsuit was filed in the a: New York Southern District Court for New York and W names Richard Kid Music Inc. and Rondo Robinson ::J: as defendants in the law suit. I r v Got t i and Ja claim that Rich JA RULE And K i d IRV GOTI'I Music and Robinson owe them over $57,000 in royal ties plus punitive damages. 00 -------------------------------------------:::i m ;:) a. z i= w ..J ..J ;:) m Birthday Go1ng Out To ERftENE0DERYlENE! < The Twins Will Celebrate Their ? Birthday On w Sunday, June 26th With Friends & Fa @The Howard Johnson Plaza Russell Simmons' Rush Card Investigated Bv Pam Bondi's OHice Subpoe-nas have been issued to Russell Simmons' Rush Card and four other prepaid card companies RUSSELL SIMMONS by the Florida Attorney Gen eral's office who is investigat ing whether the card companies are forcing their users into paying hidden fees on every purchase. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi through the Eco nomic Crimes Division, is looking into whether these banking companies, duped their card owners by promis ing to help raise their credit score. Since the court order was is sued, reps for the Rush Card have released a statement which reads: "RushCard is the solution for people who want afford able financial services that they can customize to suit their needs. As I look at the payments landscape, I see the banks as the large record chains and my RushCard is looking a lot more like iTunes. I welcome the public debate because the more educated the consumers are the more suc cessful we become." Over so million people own Russell Simmon's pre-paid Visas. Sean Kingston 'Feeling Bener' MIAMI Singer S e a n Kingston says he's feeling better almost a month a f t e r SEAN crashing KINGSTON his watercraft into a Miami Beach bridge. On his Twitter page Mon day, Kingston posted a mes sage to his fans. He wrote: "Feeling alot better! GOD IS GREAT! Thanks for all the prayers and support! Love you ALL!" Kingston also posted a picture of himself, in the hos pital, flashing a peace sign. The singer famous for his 2007 hit "Beautiful Girls" has been hospitalized in Miami since the May 29 crash. His publicist, Joseph Carozza, said Kingston walked on his own June 6 for the first time since the accident. Bevonce Botches Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsodv' Beyonce sang a medley of classics at Nice in France last week, but on the first song of her performance where she bellowed Queen's "Bo hemian Rhapsody," the pop icon flubbed some of the lyrics. Fans didn't seem to notice much or care and she di d not miss a beat as she segued into "Beautiful Ones" and "Sex On Fire." BEYONCE Tone loc Arrested For Domestic Violence 'Funky Cold Medina' rapper Tone Loc (whose real name is Anthony Terrell Smith) was arrested last Saturday afternoon at a Bur bank, Calif., apartment complex and charged with felony domestic violence. The arrest, one day before Father's Day, stemmed from an alleged physical altercation with the mother of his child. The 45year-old West Coast rap star and voice actor was taken in, without inci dent, and booked at the local jail in a few hours. He is being held on a $so,ooo bond. Earlier this year, Tone Loc had another run-in with TONELOC the law when he was spotted driving erratically in January and arrested for DUI. He was released on bail claiming a medical condition caused a seizure (the artist has collapsed onstage in seizure in the past). Master P Ordered To Pav $211 Per Month In Child Support Rap mogul Master P may have gotten off easy in the latest news surrounding his child support battle with his ex-wife Sonya Miller. Master P, real name Percy Miller, was ordered to pay just $271 in child support per month for each of their four miner children. According to documents filed back in March, P was ordered to pay ex:-wife Sonya the minuscule amount based on a monthly income of just $1,387. P's ex has been trying to get his real financials, to no avail so far. So the Dept. of Child Support Services hit him with the minimum until they can assess his true worth. The Millers have six children, four of whom are minors -Tytyana, Italy, Hercy and Mercy. MASTERP Master P's net worth is believed to be well over $100 million. Master P's ex-wife Sonya Miller gave up her rap career to raise the cou ple's children, including rapper/actor Lil Romeo and five other kids. Sonya Miller was an artist on Master P's No Limit Records who went by the stage name Sonya C.


E_ntertainment "11 ::D c Tova Carter Marries Meet The Black Singer Nivea Crashes Her Dream Guv car With Babv Inside, Music success Arrested For DUI R e a lit y star Antonia "Toya" Carter, b est known as the ex-wife of r appe r Lil Wayne, wed her new love, Mickey "Memphitz" Wright, in Atlanta last Sat urday in a star-studded affair. The beaming bride wowed th e crowd in a shimmery fit t ed weddin g gow n All of th e reality TV diva s friends and family were the re on her bi g d ay includin g Lil Wayne's other children's mothers. Both actr ess Lauren London and singer Nivea, who hav e one-year old so ns wit h Wayne, a t t e nd e d the wedding to support Toya. She and Wayne h ave a t ee nag e d a u g hter tog e ther. There w as no shmtage of star power on the guest list Monica a nd her new hu sTOYA And MEMPHITZ band, Shannon Brown, Braxton Family Values" star Tamar Braxton, and Real Hous e wives of Atlanta" star Kandi Burruss were all in attendance. Kelly Price a nd Lloyd serenaded the h a ppy coupl e during the da y long celebr a tion. "Ha t s off to Toya and Memphis, b es t wishes," Wayne tweet e d in support of his ex' s special day. Jav-z Visits Will Smith On 'Men In Black Ill' Set Will Smith has b ee n spotted all over New York City, filming scenes with co-star, Tommy Lee Jones for the third installment of th e series. He caused a ruckus over his extra large trailer and had many New Yorkers up in arms. That has since passed and things look to be back to normal, or at least as normal as can be when Jay-Z pays you a visit on set. The rapper hung out in Battery Park, sharing some laughs with the star and watching as they filmed scenes and chatted between takes These two wildly successful entertainers are certainly no strangers. Jay-Z worked with Smith's daughter Willow JAY-Z And WILL SMITH last year, on her catchy hit 'Whip My Hair.' Earlier this year rumors swirled that JayZ would once again be team ing up with this showbiz minded family, joining them on the Sony remake of the musical 'Annie,' starring Willow, of course. 50 Cent Draws From Experience To Pen Book On Bullving We could have guessed that 50 Cent wasn't one to mess with on the playground but now, the rapper, who isn't shy about his rough child hood, is authoring a book about a teenager's path to be coming a bully. The quasi-autobiographi cal book will be a first person narrative from the point of view of a playground bully as he journeys to find redemp tion. 50 Cent's latest literary turn -he has also written an autobiography, 'From Pieces so CENT to Weight'-is expected to be on shelves in January of 2012 with the title, Playground .' TROY CARTER While Lady Gaga i s knovm across the globe as a pop s u p e rstar, littl e is known about the mastermind b ehind the "Gaga machine." Troy Carter, th e manager of Gaga, has been influential in the ent e 1tainer's rise to star dom. Utilizing the advantages of technology, Carter spear h ea ded business deals that h ave led Gaga to 10 million Twitter followers and 36 mil lion Face book fans. -Carter has been triumphant in bridging music and technology, which has led the singer to promotional deals with Google, Zynga and Gil. Gaga's new album, "Born This Way, recently debuted with 1.1 million record sales. Much of that success has been attributed to digital promotion. "There was a time when radio stations wouldn't play Gaga's music because it was considered dance," Carter said. "Outside oflive perform ances, the Internet became our primary tool to help people discover her music." Sin ge r Nivea is the latest celebrity to be jailed for a DUI after crashing her vehi cle with her small bab y in side. The singer became intoxi cated at the wedding recep tion for Toya Carter and BET host MempHitz. Both Toya and Nivea are the mothers of Lil Wayne's children and were joined at the ceremony by Lauren London, also a baby mother of Lil Wayne. After the reception, she crash e d her cream BMW X6 into a tree Nivea Hamilton Nash, who also happe ns to b e the NIVEA ex-wife of The-Dream, r e portedly got very belligerent with an arresting officer. She was then taken to a Fulton County correctional facility. The baby was not injured. "11 r-0 ::D c l> CJ) m Wiz And Amber m Discriminated Against Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose and both of their families visited Barneys New York ready to spend money, but the B eve rly Hills department store gave the rapper a not-so pleasant shopping experience. According to reports, de spite spending $16k on women's shoes for his girl friend and their families in the store, Khalifa was not welcomed by Barneys. An onlooker said, "After his spending spree on the shoes Wiz went up to the ultra expensive men's department floor, but instead of rolling out the red carpet for him they refused to help him. "Nat only did they fail to recognize him they actually thought that that he was a EVERY FRIDAY!!! WIZ KHALIFA and AMBER ROSE thief and treated him like one. "It was only when some body pointed out to them who the guy actually was that they back-tracked some what." Reports state that follow ing the lack of. service the rapper and his guests re joined, and left the Beverly Hills store. r rm :::! z ""0 c: OJ !: CJ) :I: m c m < m ::D < c: m CJ) c l> z c "11 ::D c


,.... N w z ::::> ..., c a: u.. Green Lantern-Ryan Reynolds stars in this DC comic book movie about an Air Force pilot chosen to be a superhero. Had a chance to be great, but the storyline was average. More action would have been nice. No. 1 at box office. Made $53M. (Budget $2ooM). **112 Mr. Popper's Penguins-Jim Carrey and computer generated penguins equal a so-so com edy. Kids will love it, but adults may dose off on this one. Made $18M. (Budget $50M). *112 Super 8 -A group of kids use their 8 millimeter camera to shoot a movie but ended up cap turing something Super. Take your kids to Muvico Starlight and watch it in the D-Box seating (Extra $5). This is the bomb! Also, watch the movie after the credits. Made $73M. (Budget $5oM). ***112 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer-Can't say to catch it on video. Wasted Money! Made $nM. (Budget $2oM). X-Men: First Class-How it all started. The movie might be the best of the X-Men series. A little long (2 hrs.jn mins.) but very good storyline and action. Made $120M. (Budget $16oM). **** The Hangover Part II The crew flies to Bangkok for another unforgettable wild weekend to see their friend, Stu get married. The first movie was funnier but this one is crazier. Made $233M. (Budget $8oM). *** Kung Fu Panda 2-Po (voice of Jack Black) and his Kung Fu friends set out to stop an evil peacock trying to conquer China. Kids will love this movie. Made $143M. (Budget $150M). ***112 Pirates Of The Caribbeans-Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns to find the Fountain Of Youth. This movie dragged until the mermaids scene. Too long 2 hrs./20 mins. Made $220M. (Budget $250M). *** c Priest The Priest (Paul Bettany) is on the hunt for his niece who is kidnapped by vampires. a: Should have left the cowboy concept out. Still had a lot of action. Made $27M. (Budget $6oM). u.. c z ..... w > *** Bridesmaid-A female version of the movie "Hangover." Very funny Must-see for the ladies. Made $136M. (Budget $32M).**** Fast Five-Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and The Rock take you on a thrill ride for 2 hours in this Fast And The Furious series. Best Action movie of 2011. 2 minute fight scene between The Rock and Vin Diesel. Must see! Made $2o6M. (Budget $125M). **** plus some. RATINGS **** -Very Good I *** -Good I ** -Average I -Wait For Video w 20 Sentinel Soap '813lessons Learned' ::I: CJ) :J Ill ::::> ll. z i= w ...I ...I ::::> Ill HIP-HOP SINGlES 1. Motivation... Kelly Rowland Featuring Lil Wayne 2. Sure Thing ... Miguel 3 I'm On One... DJ Khaled Featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne HIP-HOP AlBUMS 1. All 6's & 7's... Tech N9ne 2. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two ... Beastie Boys 3 F.A.M.E. Chris Brown a Million APologies' lesson4 ...1 4.MyLast .. Big Sean Fea-4 Rolling Papers .. Wiz Khalifa Bv Laurel Johnson-Page turing Chris Brown i= 5 She Ain't You ... Chris Z Brown w en 6. Far Away ... Marsha C Ambrosius a: 7 Look At Me Now ... 0 Chris BroWn Featuring Lil ;i Wayne & Busta Rhymes 8. Unusual ... Trey Songz Featuring Drake 9 Hustle Hard... Ace Hood 10. All Of The Lights .. KanyeWest 11. So In Love Jill Scott Featuring Anthony Hamilton 12. Best Night Of My Life ... Jamie Foxx Featuring WizKhalifa 13. How To Love... Lil Wayne 14. Cupid Uoyd Featur ing Awesome Jones 15. I Smile .. Kirk Franklin 16. Racks .. YC Featuring Future 17. Love Faces... Trey Songz 18. Man Down .. Rihanna 19. Out. Of My Head ,.... Lupe Featuring Trey Songz

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