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Celebrating 66 Years In The Tampa Bay Area on evo e ecause o ur er us ects een t u c:c Q -a: 0 ....I LL. SEE PAGE 23-A VOL 66 NO. 98 FRIDAY, JULY 29,2011 52 PAGES 75 Rev. Jesse Jackson: 'We Can Win In Florida' SEE PAGE 3-A FAMU To Bestow Doctorate On Civil Rights Attornev SEE PAGE 2-A 1,800 Kids Affected Bv After School Program Closing SEE PAGE 4-A CITY OF TAMPA MAYOR MEETS WITH SENTINEL EDITORIAL BOARD Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has been in office about 120 days. Most of those days, he said, have been used to prepare the budget that he present to the Tampa City Council at 9 a. m. Thursday. Shortly thereafter, he presented those same numbers to the Editorial Board of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin and gave an outlook for the next year. From left to right are: Randolph Kinsey, C. Blythe Andrews, Ill Bishop James H. Howell, Gwen Hayes, Mayor Buck horn, S. Kay Andrews, and Wilbert Malphus.


::: features en N "") < c a: LL Post OHice In Black Neighborhood Onlv One To.Ciose In Tampa BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Earlier this week, Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster Gen eral for the U. S. Postal Serv ice announced possible closures of more than 3,700 post offices in the country. The Produce Station at 2810 E Hillsborough Avenue is among those listed for possi ble closure Donahoe said in a press release that more than 35% of the Postal Service's retail rev enue comes from expanded access locations such as gro cery stores, drug stores, office supply stores, and other ven ues. "Our customer's habits have made it clear that they no C longer require a physical post a: office to conduct most of their LL postal business." He also said that if loca

Features :!! l< More Than 50 Pav Respects To Slain Former Robinson High Star On Wednesday night at a South Tampa home, more than 50 friends and family members gathered to pay their respect to former Robinson High School bas ketball star, Desmond Allison. Allison, 31, was fatally shot Monday in Columbus, Ohio. According to police in Columbus, Alliso' n and another man were shot during an argument outside an apartment complex. Allison was pronounced dead at a hospital and the other man survived his injuries. In 1998, Allison aver aged 35 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as a senior at Robinson and led the team to their first final four appear ance since 1980. For three straight years, Allison led the county in scoring. Allison was described as one of the last genuine twosport stars as he was also a better than average football player. Allison attended Ken tucky University and became a member of their basketball team under head coach Tubby Smith. When Smith arrived -at the university, he instituted a no-tolerance policy on any players who broke the law while on his team. Allison, during his junior season in 2000, was arrested for DUI and marijuana pos session, and was DESMOND ALLISON cally dismissed from the team after pleading with Coach Smith to keep him on. Allison later signed with Martin Methodist College in Tennessee and as a senior, averaged 14.7 points and led the school to the NAIA National Sweet16. Tournament In 2002, the 6'6" Allison worked out for the Toronto Raptors and received calls from the L. A Lakers and Detroit Pistons. He also got a call from the Baltimore Ravens. In 2007, Allison played indoor football in South Dakota. Allison's jersey, No. 32, was retired by Robinson in 1999 Family members have asked Wilson's Funeral Home to assist theni in hav ing his remains returned to Tampa for services. WORKERS' COMPENSATION CIVIL SERVICE I UNION GRIEVANCE BANKRUPTCY -Chapter 7 ($500 Plus Costs) BARBARA]. PITTMAN Practicing Law In: Criminal Defense Family Law Personal Injury Attorney & Counselor At Law Cypiess Poinl Office Park 10014 N. Dale !vlabry, Suite 101 Tampa, Florida 33618 (813)269-9706 Fax:(813)%0-0641 The hiring of a l awye r is a u impotlanl decision th.1t should 1101 be ba sed soJcly upon advertistnents:. Before you decide. ask m 1 0 send yuu free wriueninfttmali o n about 0\K' qual.ifit.Uions and experience. Rev Jesse Jackson: 'We Can Win Florida II we Organize' On Tuesday, local and state elected officials, along with several clergy and com munity activists were among more than 500 people who crowded into the 34th Street Church of God to hear Civil Activist Jesse Jackson speak. Rev. Jackson, Founder of Rainbow /Push Coalition, was in town as the guest speaker fbr the Coalition on Voter Empowerment Rally to encourage everyone to fight the efforts to control their voting power. Ohio. The map also shows Florida as being one of the states that will require a photo voter identification card. The voting section of the department of Justice is cur rently reviewing the changes to Florida's election laws that passed the legislature this year as HB 1355 for its com pliance with the Voting Rights Act. Community-based voter registration efforts in several minority communities have been suspended or perma nently cancelled because of the new law's registration re quirements. The result has c.. c: N N 0 ..... ..... "They (the Tea Party and Republican Party) are using kamikazi tactics, because they don't care about sacri ficing anyone for their purpose. This is a civil war on the rights of states. Restric tive voting is not a Black thing, because more whites are being impacted than Blacks with this legislation." Rev. Jesse Jackson addresses the huge crowd at the 34th Street Church Of God Tuesday. been restricted access to r Rev. Jackson said you don't stop an election, you control it by disallowing who can vote and legislating peo ple away from the polls. organize. Let's win the 5 pro tected districts and the oth ers will fall into place. Personal contact and less so cial meeti.ngs. In other words, we need more face-to face and less Facebook." voter participation. Florida's new law cuts by 40% the number of days counties may now offer the opportunity for early voting, including a specific ban on early voting on the Sunday prior to election day. The new law will also force many voters to vote by provisional ballots even though they are legal, quali0 :a c )> C/) m z :::! z m r m c: r r m "Race has become the front man for economic con trol. Rev. Jackson presented the "Map Of Shame," that outlines vote suppression legislation by state. The map indicates Florida is one of the states with repressive election legislation, along with :::! z fied voters. 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Commissioners Put Hold On Section 8 Merger Plan Decision To Close After School Programs It Countv Parks Anects 1,800 Children BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter On Wednesday the Board of County Commissioners asked for a continuance be fore they agree to merge its Section 8 program with the Tampa Housing Authority. Hillsborough County and the Tampa Housing Authority considered the merger be cause the county is examining opportunities to consolidate services with other govern mental entities where it can be determined that the result will enhance delivery to customers and save taxpayer dollars. Commissioner Les "The information I've got ten is CGI isn't landlord or tenant friendly. I also want to know by considering thi s merger, are we privatizing Section 8?" The County 's Affordable Housing Director, Paula Harvey, said according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), both its program and the one being operated by T H .A. are managed great. There is no attempt to privatize Section 8. Private contractors do our inspections and tenant transitions. Miller said a private com pany called CGI runs the Section 8 program for T.H.A. c a: Also, according to Margaret Jones who is T.H.A.'s Section 8 Director, T.H.A.'s waiting list is smaller than the county's. I also understand LL. c z < c en w :::::) 1-> a: w > w c w :r:: en :::i m ;::) Q, z i= w ...J ...J :::::) m ...J w z i= z w en < c a: 0 ...J LL. OAK GRAP---------u Pick ---02 Joe Ebert Roa (813) 857-4586 ALL RICKY'' ''ASK RICKY'' AUTO ACCIDENT HELPLINE: Injured? Need a Doctor? Lawyer? RICKY E. WILLIAMS "'PROFESSIONAL CAPABLE AND READY TO HELP." MANY PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO FIND AN ATTORNEY BUT DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT ATTORNEY FOR THEIR NEEDS. "YOU CAN TRUST OUR TEAM" MEDICAL & LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE *All PRO AUTO ACCIDENT* REFERRAl SERVICE "WHERE THE PROS ARE" FREE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO UP TO S I 0,000 FOR LOST WAGES AND MEDICAL CARE! GET THE HELP YOU NEED WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST! FROM OUR TEAM OF PROS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: Transportation Available Auto Repair -Body Shop Medical care Provkled Pharmacy-Free Delivery Attorneys Provided AND MORE SPECIALIZING IN: Auto Accidents, BUs, Bicycle, Motorcycle. Slip A. Pall, Pedestrian Accidents. Lost Wllges, _Wrongful Death and More .. c.w. JAMES HARRELL AT (813) 409-4253 AVAILABLE 2+ HOURS A DAY I 7 DAYS A WEEK OmCES IN HILLSBOROUGH, PINELlAS & PASCO allproreferral.com there is concern over how the merger will affect the waiting list. Harvey said they are in the process of working out the details on the waiting list as well as finalizing the record ing process. "T.H.A. has another com pany (CGI) running their pro gram. They had intended to hire the majority of the county staff into their program, con sisting primarily of housing counselors. Comm. Miller said he wants to see that in writing that T.H.A. intends to hire the majority of their staff. "I also want clarification of CGI's operation of T.H.A.'s program. "I want a continuance on this issue so we can have more discussions on this as it re lates to the budget I also want to see Jerome Ryans (T.H.A. CEO) come before us next week to clarify the tran sition." Comm. Crist said he had two areas of concern. "First, I'd like to know if we will have any county repre sentatives on the T.H.A. board so we can have some equity on that process. The other issue goes back to the 1980s. A shifting of poverty from the city to the county had a huge impact on our program. The city benefitted from the shift because it lowered their crime statistics." Harvey said she's going to see what can be worked out on all the issues raised by the Commissioners and will return next week. LFS MILLER, JR. County Commissioner BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Wednesday, Hillsborough County Commissioners voted 4-3 to close the after school programs at County Parks. The move leaves 64 employees without jobs and the parents of 1,800 children scrambling to find a safe environment for their children. Commissioners Les Miller, Jr., Ken Hagan, and Victor Crist voted to spare the parks. The last day of operation is September 30th, the end of the County's fiscal year. "This is very unfortunate that this had to happen. How ever, the program is no more, it's absolute, and 64 employ- (Ad Must Be Of Equal Or lesserVIbt) Also Get Your Business Featured In Our 5o4pe (813 Lessons Learned) Offer Expires August 5, 2011 Offer Can Not Be Comibined Wrth Any oa.. P'nmatians To Place You Ad, Please Call Advertising Deparbnent {813) 248-1921 Or Visit Our Office At MS. SHARON SUBADAN .. Deputy County Administrator for Public Safety and Community Services ees have lost their jobs. I think other cuts could have been made to save the program, but we were outvoted. "The argument of those in favor of cutting the program was that the enrollment was now down from 6,200 children to 1,800. My argument is that those 1,800 still need the program," Commissioner Miller said. He further stated that Commissioner Hagan has left the door open for the cuts to be revisited. However, Commissioner Miller pointed out that a Budget Amendment comes into play after the budget has been fi nalized "and only if circum stances change for the better." Ms. Sharon Subadan, Deputy County Administrator for Public Safety and Commu nity Services said the parks are not being closed, but the after school program is being elimi nated. The parks will still be available for different types of programs for the community. "We have a very active sen ior citizens program at the Progress Village Center that will continue to function. If people want to use the center, they will need to make reser vations." Currently 10 regional cen ters will provide services for parents. Construction on the nth center, slated for the Progress Village area, has not begun because of budget re straints. Ms. Subadan further stated that the county is for mulating an After School Transition Task Force. Its pur pose is to make contact and as sist all of the families impacted by the closing of the after school programs. "We want to ensure that every family receives assis tance and no family gets left out," Ms. Subadan said.


editorials Columns c on about raising a debt ceiling. FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN There is a big debate about c.. (USPS 202-140) paying down the debt. It is ? 2207 21st Avenue, Tampa Florida 33605 (813) 248-1921 being thrown about likeAmer-Published Every Tuesday and Friday By ica may not be able to pay its FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co., bills after August 2, 2011. Sen-Member of National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) iors, disabled veterans and 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 HAYES, EDITOR IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDITOR BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERTISING DIRECTOR HAROLD ADAMS, CIRCULATION MANAGER TOYNETTA COBB, PRODUCTION MANAGER LAVORA EDWARDS, CLASSIFIED MANAGER Subscriptions-$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 Bulletin or the Publisher. A Veteran Warrior Comes Back To Visit F or many of us, sitting and listening to him was a machine. It whisked us back to the days when h1s brash, articulate, rhyming voice represented not only America's vibrant civil rights movement, but spoke unerringly for the rights of every human being, living or yet to live. And it didn't hurt that Jesse Jackson was stylish and handsome, too, during those years of the 196o's and 70's. But like everything, the hour on the clock and the pages ?f the calendar have reserved their final say. As he spoke m the pulpit of Rev. Tom Scott's tabernacle, Jesse's jaw was not as lantern as it once had been. But for the hundreds of people who jammed the pew, was unerringly the same: "Hope IS the key. ActiVIsm IS the pass-word." Rev. Jackson had returned to Tampa to speak out against one of Governor Rick Scott's (no relation to Tom Scott's) newest pets: a law that would among other things reduce early voting privileges from 14 days to days and would also force voters who have changed the1r address to cast provisional ballots if they haven't upd?ted their vodng address. Opponents scream foul, especmlly regarding the adverse impact such law will no doubt .have on ethnic minorities, students, the poor and the middle class. Jesse Jackson is among the ones who oppose this anti-law that flouts the Voting Act. He said so, loudly and clearly to ears itching for galvanizing words. People jumped to their feet as Jesse ran for the rhetorical touchdown. Then as quickly as it came, the moment was past. And we here in Hillsborough County were left once more with the sobering truth. Regarding this obvious attack on our hard-fought voting rights, no matter who comes to save us, we may only save ourselves. Therefore, to vote is to speak and to speak is to vote. I Children Are Starving In Africa I F or generations it had been a private joke, around countless dinner tables throughout Amenca. The joke usually began at the end of dessert when bloated bellies caused family members to recall younger days at dinner when a parent or grandparent would exhort children to eat everything on their plates by simply saying, "Children are starving in Africa." Polite laughter usually follows as people at the table recall their confusion regarding the eating dilemmas of children they neither knew nor could see. But now things have changed. Now we Americans can see upfront and in color. And what we see looks back at us with dark brown eyes that are the color of our own eyes. As a matter of fact, thanks to the magic of the Internet, we Americans can no longer plead ignorant about the hunger of African babies. All we need to do is pick up a paper, turn on our HD televisions, or log on to Google. There staring back at us will be a face that we quickly will recognize. For those of us who are African American, we will recognize it because the color of that face is the same as ours. And as we watch the silent picture of an African baby cry-America: people on disability may not :::::: 'And I Thought It be able to get the government checks they depend on so Was Just Racism' are Republican All my life I thought America was the great est nation on earth. I thought America was the rich est, safest, most powerful and most intelligent country in the world. Oh, I knew the United States had a problem, but the problem was racism. If Amer ica could fix that problem of being racists, it would really be something. I thought of most other countries in the world as being a giant step behind the U. S. of A. This was especially true of China, an overpopulated country of totalitarian government and poor people. Somewhere along the way, I did the Rip Van Winkle and fell into a deep sleep for about two decades. When I woke up, I was shocked to find America was either just about financially broke or was headed that way fast. I was surprised to find out that we owed China trillions of dollars. I was dumbfounded that Americans could not find jobs and were losing every thing that they had managed to accumulate. It blew my mind that our system of democratic govern ment, once thought to be the greatest known to the uni verse, was no longer working. I knew that our democratic form of government was al ways divided, but I W;J.S horri fied to find out that it had become dysfunctional, too. Elected officials are not capa ble of running the United States government. Folks, I am in a daze over how bad of a shape America is in. All this time I thought it was just racism. Racism, as se rious as it is, pales in compar ison to all of the other problems America has. They keep calling this country the richest country in the world. Yet, there is a big debate going The Miracle G overnor Rick Scott says a possible default by the federal government would have little impact on the State of Florida. What he re ally means is a possible default by the federal government would have little impact on him! But unfortunately, most of us are not like Governor Rick. So, what's happening or what's not happening in the halls of Washington most surely attracts our Floridian attention. And what is, indeed, happening in the halls of law on Capitol Hill, these days? The French would call it a "Coup d'etat" (the overthrow of the government). But unfortu nately, like most coups-going all the way back to the days of Julius Caesar-the perpetra tors (with an emphasis on "trators") are assuming that all they need to do is start the ball rolling and that the common folk will blissfully do the rest. What such an assumption means is that the architects of mayhem too often have no idea what will happen, once their mayhem begins. Conse quently, most coup d'etat ends in deadlock. When a flustered Republican freshman representative gushes about himself and his colleagues, "We're not a bunch of knuckle-dragging, mouth breathing Neanderthals," you be the judge. When a veteran Republican senator fumbles to explain why he's mad at De mocrats and at the Obama ad ministration and can only explain his unwillingness to compromise by saying, "The Democrat's fiscal alternative contains highly suspect spend ing reduction features," you be the judge? Indeed, if the present fi asco in Washington was a game of chess, both players would have lost by now. But there is a more sinister edge to this comedy of errors. Several years ago, a popular Black comedian said, to the consternation of his audience that he hoped Barack Obama would not win the presidency. His audience hooted and jeered until the young comedian explained, "If Obama wins the election, then that means White Amer icans are going to be holding him responsible for what another white man did before he got in Regardless of grandiose members of Congress who have let the country go into de fault. There are some Repub lican presidential candidates who have openly expressed their hopes that America goes into default. Even a fool knows that going into default and not being able to pay bills is not a good things. This dysfunctional attitude of the federal government has spread to state government. Like their big brother and the federal government, they no longer care about the welfare of the average citizens. They care only about the welfare of the super rich and big corpora tions. This 'let them eat cake attitude' of government affects "T1 r-people of all races. 0 Today, it is about more ::!;! than racism. Voters need to C pay close attention and be l> ready to go to the polls during the 2012 elections and vote out z all elected officials who don't :::! care about you and your best interest. rm plans presently placed on the ? floor by a grandiloquent, con-rtinuously scowling Nixonian-looking GOP House Speaker, z and despite a hurried Demo-"tJ cratic response that reminds c: us of the rebel response to the m !: Imperial forces in the movie en Star Wars, the truth is some-:::z::: thing even the blind can see. Someone in Washington, D. C. m does not want a solution. < But why? How can that be g} true? During a past-century of -< Kamikaze pilots and a new -4 century of suicide bombers, ffi are we now facing suicide en politicians? Are we currently viewing Conservative repre-sentatives who would commit l> z to grind our government to a c halt simply to prove a point? "T1 And what point might such fa-::!;! natics be attempting to prove? C Jackie Robinson would know. He was the first Black man to play professional base ball on a major league team. We wonde r how many Rush Limbaughs said about Jackie Robinson, "I hope he fails?" Most assuredly, Black America knows quite well why Washington, D. C. is presently on fire and will remain on fire until the 21st Century becomes history. For, we realize that there is only one thing, which if it happened, could quell Conservative constipation. Simply enough, if President Barack Obama turned white, overnight, America would be rolling in dough, the very next day. ing from hunger, what we will see and hear in our well-fed minds is the kindred cry of J2 our own children. For, the question "What-if:l" is only a button away. C) Yes, we know America is on fire. But America is far from hungry. Can w1e n1 ot p?aTusde to m share a crust of bread, or a seed of grain to sustain the innocent and the he p .ess o ay, Cf' it's East Africa. Tomorrow, it could be East Tampa. )>


C\1 services buildin g if their vouch-avo r rese DIS ew ers don't show up next month. The y would ha v e to get in lin e Budget To CI-IV Counci-l_ >="' like e v eryone els e who 'll b e < waiting for a check. More than likel y they'll LL have to stand somewhere be-NObOdJ Can AVOid ThiS CriSiS hind the chinese treasury bond holders, social security recipi-By the time this column hits the paper one of two things will have happened. the U.S. debt ceiling crisis will have been re solved or the United States will be four days away from default ing on its financial obligations for the first time in its history. Hopefully, the former will be the case and everything that follows can be disregarded. But, if the situation isn t resolved all I can say is don t be surprised if things become very ugly, very quickly. The entire issue revolves around the fact that The U. S. government borrows 40 cents of every dollar it spends. That means that it has to keep a per fect credit rating in order for banks to to lend it the capital it needs to operate effecC tively. fE Without that extra money, C America can't pay what it owes. z That would essentially make it < as bad a credit risk as a person who's gone--through a repossesC sion or foreclosure. f3 Right now, the U. S. has :;:, reached its self-imposed debt 1-limit. And it can't borrow any 't more money unless that limit is w raised. [ij The members of Congress C know that the government w needs the money to function :::1: and avoid chaos. They are also aware that they have no option m but to raise the debt limit to get that money. Yet they 've haggled Z and delayed to the point where j::: they've put the entire economy w ..J ..J :;:) and country in peril for no other reason than political posturing The government's first set of bills are due on Aug 3rd And if the money is not in place by Aug. 2nd, not only will Uncle Sam's credit score drop to the point where he can t open a lay a-way account but he'll only be able to meet half of his obliga tions. That translates to the gov ernment prioritizing the allot ment of funds that are available. And anybody who s not consid ered a priority can expect an I.O.U. in the mail. People who don t see this as a big deal may be fooling them selves because every single per son reading this from 22nd Street to Valrico will be affected. That car loan or house you wanted to purchase, good luck with that one. Banks may be un willing to lend money after watching one of the wealthiest nations in the world go into delinquency. For those fortu nate enough to become ap proved, they'll probably be given interest rates high enough to make their noses bleed Students going off to college should be just as concerned. Some of them may be left out of classrooms because financial aid checks won' t clear and guar anteed student loans will cease to be guaranteed Individuals on government assistance would want to save their energy and refrain from taking out their anger on the ents, the U. S. military and all the federal workers who would n't be getting paid as well. The collateral damage would affect veteran benefits ; wives of soldiers serving overseas who depend on their husbands in come, custodial parents waiting for child support checks from federal employees, federal in mates, all federally funded grant programs, Wall Street investors and even the drop girls and boys will have to stunt a little less be cause tax returns wouldn't show up either. If this domino falls no one will be safe. And it will all start next week if the two houses of Congress and the president don't come to some type of agreement soon. This could potentially be come the beginning of that doomsday scenario predicted by that pastor from California a few months ago. If that's the case, then I would have been wrong about him. But for every one's sake, I sure hope it turns out that I won't owe him an apology. Anyone wanting to contact Clarence Barr can reach him at: Clarence Barr, II, 431110-018; Bennettsville F.C.I.; P. 0. Box 52020; Bennettsville, SC 29512; or by email at clarence.barr-798@gmail.com. Reality On Ice is by the Florida Sentinel Bulletin Publishing Company. m ..J w z j::: z w en < c a: 0 ..J LL GIBBS &PARNELL, PA ATTORNEYS AT LAW <( I CD w PERSONAL INTURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH AUTO, TRUCK, MOTORCYClE OR BOAT ACCIDENTS. SLIP AND FALL, NURSING HOME NEGLECT OR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. All SERIOUS INJURIES. (813) 975-4444 1-800-711-5452 722 E. FLETCHER AVE TAMPA. FL 33612 \VWW.G I B BSAN D PA RN E L L.CC) /\1 The llir inglf A Lawyer 1.< A n lmp or/ ant De.tfci n n T ha t Sho uld Nor B e Based S

Local Communitv Fair Citv Grants Earmarked At Oak Park Hopes For Home Rehabilitation ..... To ll.nk KI-dS Wl.lh BY IRIS B. HOLTON try to help the worst cases ..... Sentinel City Editor when possible. During the last round, we were able to S P 0 I So rs Recently, the City of help a lot of seniors and sinTampa provided grants for gle parents," she said. home rehabilitation to four She further said that BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter On Saturday, July 301 h from 10 a. m until 2 p. m., Caregivers Helping Hand, In corporated along with the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a community fair. The eve -nt will be held at the Oak Park Center, 5215 East 15th Avenue. at the park, they can't take advantage of all the pro grams. "We intentionally targeted that area because the major ity of the residents can't af ford to pay the fees required for their children to partici pate in the programs at the park, nor can they afford health and other services." non-profit organizations. there are many homes The grants allow up to throughout the city that are $20,000 in repairs per at least 40 years old and in home. need of repair, but the homeTo qualify for the rehabilowners can't afford to make MS. DIAI'JNE HART itation grants, the applicant CEO Of East Tampa the necessary repairs. must live in the home; the Business & Civic Anyone interested in apowner cannot have any liens Association plying for the funds can conagainst the property; the tact the agencies awarded the owner must be current in The non-profit agencies funding. Homeowners can mortgage payments even if can provide additional inforcontact one of the agencies to the owner is currently in a mation on family size income determine their available loan modification program, ranges. funding or have their names and they must meet the in-Ms. Dianne Hart, placed on a waiting list for Caregivers Executive Di rector and Founder, Richedean Hills-Akbar, said the community fair is an effort to get local businesses to come out and sponsor some kids for after school programs. Mrs. Hills-Akbar said the Tampa Family Health Center Bus will be there to do screenings, and other health organizations will be there as well. "T1 come guidelines. of the East Tampa Business the next round of funding. r The household income & Civic Association said the The participating agen0 cannot exceed So% of the grants are citywide and can cies and their contact infor-"We've made this a family event, and there will be free hot dogs, snow cones and popcorn for the kids. We will also have entertainment as Rose Bilal will be perform ing." Area Median Income. One be applied for by homeownmation are The Center the )> person qualifies if the income ers throughout the City of East Tampa Business & CiVic m does not exceed $31,650; a Tampa. Association, (the COACH z family of two will qualify with "During the round we just Foundation, and Self Re-::! an income of $36,200 or completed, we received liance (ADA and Accessibil-"There are a lot of trailer parks in that area, and the adults send their children to the park in the area imsuper vised. That's a problem be cause if they aren't registered less; a family of three will $400,000 and were able to ity). r qualify if their income is less repair 21 homes. Now we To contact Ms. Hart call For more information about this event, call (813) 379-8966. than $40,700; and a family have additional funding to the East Tampa Business & 1= of four will qualify if their inhelp others. The program is Civic Association at (813) m come is less than $45,200. on a first-come basis, but we 248-3977 2011 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE STATE REPRESENTATIVE ANET CRUZ "Here are my thoughts on what went on in Tallahassee during the 2011 legislative session. Standing Up for the Victims of Domestic Abuse I proudly sponsored a bill that would strengthen penalties to help keep repeat abusers away from their victims. We need to do everything we can to protect victims from further trauma. Protecting the Rights of the Insured 1 co-sponsored a bill that changed the rules to ensure that insurance policyholders are made whole, even when their insurers become insolvent, while also protecting state employees who work to help process these claims Fighting to Protect Your Health I voted against a plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program by shifting patients to privately-run managed care plans because I worry about the effects of such a harmful experiment on rhe care of millions of Floridians. I also strongly disagree with a bill that reduced nursing home Staffing. Bur I was rroud to support an effort to crack down on prescription drug abuse at "pi! mills." I VOTED AGAINST THE BUDGET, AND HERE'S WHY: No Plan to Create Jobs Arguably, nor a single new job was created as a result of this budget-in fact, 5,000 positions are eliminated. Worse, the plan would essentially cut teachers, firefighters and police officers' pay by 3o/o while reducing benefits ro participants in the Florida Retirement System. Giveaways to Big Corporate Interests .. In my opinion this nearly $70 billion spending plan is based on the wrong priorities. It hands big tax breaks to corporations. Yet it curs spending on everything l''"'"'''" schools to affurdable housing and environmental -a c: m c CJ) :X: m c m < m :tJ -< -f c: m CJ) c )> z c "T1 :tJ c


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According to medical tracking, Walter's articulation is expected to be as se verely impaired as is his hearing. But, despite the over whelming odds against him, the prospective second grader at Foster Academy adjusted his hearing aid, listened care fully to his coach, prayed for God's intervention, memorized the details, then told his story with great clarity. "Living with Solid Rock Guidance" was the topic on which Walter and 11 other students spoke for one-to-five minutes. The scriptural foundation for the speeches was Psalm 31:3. He conveyed the message of being a Living Tes timony about how good "The Rock" (God) is. For the preliminary com petition, Walter was encour aged by an entourage of family, friends, and educators. Bobbi Snoke, head of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education for Hillsborough County WALTER SMITH, III School District, was on hand to observe Walter's qualifying performance at First Baptist Church of College Hill. His grandfather, Dr. Walter L. Smith, president emeritus ofFloridaA&M Uni versity, said that Walter's performance elevated medical limitations to unparalleled ex pectations "He smashed the glass ceiling This competition gave him a sense of empower ment. We expect thatsome of his developmental delays can now be overcome with greater confidence I am impressed," he said. At the West Coast Baptist Association Congress of Christian Education competition at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Walter was supported by about 20 family members, friends to include: Mary and Nathaniel Forbes of Infants and Young Children of West Central Florida, Inc., Marla Jones, Walter's teacher of Deafand-Hard-of-Hearing at Foster Academy, Dr. S. Evan Burrows, Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of College Hill, Cory Smith, Director of the Youth Division at First Baptist Church of College Hill, and Dr. Denise Ford, Coor dinator of Oratorical Contestants from First Baptist. Attorney Jeraldine Williams-Shaw, his maternal grandmother, wrote the speech, coached and prayed with Walter. "I am elated about Walter's enthusiasm relative to his exploring unchartered intellectual territory at every phase of this experi. ence. His exemplary performance represented more than one child's capacity, it was an alarm to get the attention of other parents and interested persons to raise their level ex pectation of other special needs children. Walter, III is the son of Yolanda and Walter Lee Smith, II. His maternal grandmother is Ms. Helen Bourdon. Walter will celebrate his seventh birthday on Friday, July 29. 'Real Men wear Pink' Cancer Awareness Campaign Planned BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The word "cancer" auto matically evokes fear whenever it is diagnosed. Although re search continues, it seems that more people are being diag nosed with the disease every day. Ms. Sonia Franklin, a survivor of breast cancer, is the president of Sisters Network of Tampa Bay, Inc., and her role is to continue to draw attention to the disease. She recently an nounced plans to launch a can cer awareness campaign directed at the spouses, broth ers, children, and friends of those stricken with the disease. Entitled "Real Men Wear Pink" Ms. Franklin is planning an event for the first weekend in February to focus attention on the men in the lives of those battling can cer. "It takes someone who has gone through the battle of can cer to talk to someone who has been diagnosed with the dis ease. My vision is to focus on the men who hang in there with their wives, sisters, moth ers, or daughters who have been diagnosed. "They are the ones who hang in there through the loss MS. SONIA FRANKLIN ... President of Sisters Network of Tampa Bay, Inc. Chapter of hair, the pain, the surgeries, and all of the hiccups we go through. These men make sac rifices like no one else and they need someone who they can talk to as well." Ms. Franklin said the campaign is still in its infancy stages of planning. However, she plans to make it an integral part of the cancer awareness campaign. Ms. Pat Spencer said, is a cancer survivor and knows all too well about the devastating effects of the disease. "The three most common cancers in women in the United States are breast, lung and colon. "Coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis can be very difficult, which is why the number of members of our community being diagnosed with cancer is high, yet persons are remaining silent and don't share the information, some times even with family members and close friends." I am blessed to be a 6-year breast cancer survivor. For those of us who have battled cancer, and those who are still in the fight, my prayers are v.rith them and their families." Don Daughtery is stand ing beside his wife, Cathy, as she battles cancer for the sec ond time. He said, My wife is a survivor of two often fatal can cers, the first 25 years ago; the second one more recent. She was diagnosed with a cancer in 2008 and her chemotherapy is a large pill taken daily. Her cancer has become active again; the miracle-like drug was no longer as effective as it had been." In keeping with support for his wife, Daughtery, who wears a full beard, has shaved his face and head bare to show his sup port. He said it was for a friend of the family stricken with the disease that, "I "first became a bald-headed old man." Ms. Franklin said the men in the lives of cancer vic tims often remain in shad ows. Her hope is to shed light on the sacrifices they make sharing the walk with those di agnosed with cancer.


p p p -Local Gospel Star To Appear On local Radio Show BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter For the second straight week, the Michelle B. Patty and King Cobra Gospel Radio Show will feahtre a popular Gospel artist. This week, Paula Chance Melbourne will be on the show aired on WTMP nsoAM radio Sunday morn ing. Ms. Melbourne was raised in the church with her father, Pastor Aaron Chance and her mother, Ethleene Chance. As the third oldest of eight children, Mrs. Melbourne began singing in church when she was 4 years old. "When I was 16, I was baptized and began to serve at my father's church, Love Gospel Baptist Church, lead-PAULA CHANCE MELBOURNE ing the praise and worship teams." In 2002, Mrs. Melbourne left her father's ministry and became a member of Rhema llie Deliverance International Ministries. She soon started training to be-come a minister, and not longer after, she began min istering through music and became the praise and wor ship leader at Rhema for 8 years. In 2010, Mrs. Melbourne signed a contract with Praise Hard Records and Productions. Music has always been my passion and I know that God is the reason for this pas sion," said Mrs. Melbourne. "God has ordained me :through music. The songs that are placed in my heart are designed to save and set free the hurting, bruised and lost. These lyrics have one goal or purpose in mind, which is to restore the hurting, heal the bruised, and guide the lost back to God through song." District Gets Award For Highest Number 01 Minornv AP Students Last week, the College Board presented the Beacon Award to the Hillsborough County Public Schools Dis trict. The prestigious award is given for profound achievement in using AP to create a culture focused on college readiness." Hillsborough County was one offour districts the Col lege Board honored this year. The presentation took place in San Francisco. "Hillsborough has at-tained unmatched achievement by aligning and focus ing an entire community from principals to teachers to parents and students -on the goal of college and career readiness," Eric Cantor, Senior Vice President of the College Board's College Readiness division said. Statistics from 2008 to 2010 show that Hillsborough achieved the largest increase in the number of students earning AP scores of 3 or bet-ter of any school district in the nation. This was an in crease of 1,814 students. The College Board cred ited Hillsborough County as being the only school district on this year s AP District Honor Roll that has this large of an increase in the number of individual students who earned scores of 3 or better and thereby qualify for col lege cost savings. The College Board also recognized the fact that dur ing the same time period, Hillsborough County in creased student participation in the AP courses and exams by19%. The Board also pointed out that the percentage of un derserved minority AP stu dents scoring 3 or better improved over the 2008 score, making Hillsborough County have the second largest increase of any district in the country. Christ 01 Calvarv communitv Church 1934 Main Street Tampa, FL 33607 BIShOP PhiliP f. Toeler. Pastor Sundav, JulY 31, 2011 3:30 P.l. sneaker: Min. Vorrv l. Robinson Orlando, FL .. Tampa, FL rc(Contact Info) (813) ":;.. i'< :::u 6 }< c.. c: !< N N 0 _. _. 'TI r-0 :::u c CJ) m z ::! z m r-m c: r rm ::! z c: m c CJ) :::t m c m < m -t c: m CJ) c z c 'TI JJ c C) m CD I


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LOcal Tax Collector's Oftice Moving To New location BY LEON B CREWS Sentine\ Staff Writer As of noon Thursday, July 28th, the Hillsborough County Tax Collector's North Tampa Office was closed. The office, located at the corner of Busch Boulevard and Florida Avenue in the Floriland Business Center, was closed due to a 2010 law passed by the Florida Legislature that mandated the closing of most State Department of Motor Vehicle Offices statewide in the com ingyears. Dale Hoffman, Director of Branch Operations, said the move was necessary because they needed more space to accommodate new services. "Aside from the inadequate parking and some other issues with the building at Floriland, we needed to expand to include our service of issuing drivers licenses." Hoffman said their new location at 3011 University Center Drive has plenty of parking, and the building is MARY ALICE DORSETT .. new offices being rededicated in her honor. adequate in size to accommodate the additional services. It will officially open on Wednesday, August 3rd at8 a.m. "We looked at many and decided the one near Bougainvillea and 30th Street gave us everything we were looking for. I also think the new location is as acces sible as the old one. "As of June 30, 2015, the Tax Collector's Office will have taken over all the driver license services from the state. We're also looking at third-party testers to conduct road tests and other changes." Hoffman sai9 .the offices in Br:andon at Falkenburg and Highway 6o, Hillsborough Avenue near 30th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Lois are still up and run ning. Hillsborough County Tax Collector, Doug Belden, said it will also be his plea sure to re-dedicate their new offices to Ms. Mary Alice Dorsett. "We dedicated the building on Florida and Busch in her honor, so I thought this was more than appropriate. "Ms. Dorsett's accomplishments warrant this and I hope she'll be there for the re-dedication." Ms. Dorsett said she didn't know the office was moving, but thinks what Belden is doing is wonder ful. "I feel humble and grateful with this honor. I try to do whatever I can at all times, and I do my best. It's nice to know someone is thinking about you." Join us for this FREE event Saturday, July 30, 2011 9AM -1 PM Middleton High School, Dining Room 48 0 1 N. 22nd Street, Tampa 33610 ., Student Nutrition Communitv Event To Be Held At Middleton :2 c.. c: !< N <0 N 0 ..... ..... BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Saturday, July 30th, parents will have an opportunity to learn about the nutrition program in the Hillsborough County School District. The first Student Nutrition Power Up will take place at Middleton High School, 4801 N. 22nd Street, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ms. Ginain Grayes, of Student Nutrition Services said, "This is our first time hosting this event and we want the community to come out. We will provide computer stations where parents can apply for free or reduce meals." During the event, recently hired District Chef Ben Guggenmos will be on hand to talk about healthy snacks. Others making an appearance include the Tampa Metro YMCA, and Zumba with fitness demon-strations. "We are reaching out to the comrn1,1nity because there is a huge need and we want parents to know what is available to them. Many parents don't realize what we can provide," she said. Some students may require special diets or they may be allergic to certain foods. Ms Grayes stated that both allergy forms and those for special meal requests will be available at the event. There will also be health ., programs for students such r-as Germ City, which is a hand washing activity for kids. In addition to healthy snacks those in attendance will also be eligible for the giveaways being offered. "This is a great event and we're very excited about it. We just want the community to come out and see what benefits are available for families and students." en m z :::! z m r-m c: rrm -4 z "'tJ c: m r-Cii :::z:: m c m < m -4 c: m en c :1> z c ., :2 c Up is a FREE community event hosted by Hillsborough County Public Schools, Student Nutrition Services department. Families will be provided with the following opportunities: Learn more about the various programs and benefits which are available to families Hillsborough County PUBLIC SCHOOLS .......... Apply for free/reduced meal benefits with on-the-spot results Obtain free nutrition and wellness information Feeding Body & Mind. One Child At A 1Y111e www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/sns Follow Student Nutrition Services on r witter! @J.ICPSNutrition )>. C) m ..... ..... I .:1>


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<( I o:t ..... w Raising Awareness To Cancer Research Pictured L toR: Alex Nasrawi, Owner, Lex Diamond International; Andre Farr, BSAA Chairman and CEO; Stuart Scott, ESPN; Matt Barnes, LA Lakers; and Kevin Frazier, The Insider and HipHollywood.com. (Photo Credit: Jason Lewis/Playmaker Images) FrontPage Firm client Kevin Frazier, host of The Insider and founder of HipHollywood com, recently attended the Black Sports Agents Association (BSAA) Post-ESPY Reception, cohosted by Andre Farr, BSAA Chairman and CEO, and LA Lakers Forward Matt Barnes. Frazier, Farrand Barnes came together to raise awareness to Athletes vs. Cancer (founded by Matt Barnes) and to honor ESPN s Stuart Scott. Frazier introduced his friend and former colleague, Stuart Scott for his charita ble work to raise awareness for Cancer research. Frazier commended Scott, a Cancer survivor, for the professional and positive demeanor that he always displayed during their time together at ESPN. Scott received an exclusive customized watch from Lex Diamond International. Vick Loses An Endorsement Deal MICHAEL VICK PHILADELPHIA Michael Vick's endorsement deal with a sports nutri tion company lasted less than one month because of a simi lar contract with a competitor. Earlier this month, Vick signed a five-year agreement with Fuse Science, Inc., to promote its line of sports nutrition products. But Double Eagle Holdings Ltd., which owns Fuse Science, terminated the deal after MusclePharm Corp wrote a news release stating Vick agreed to a three-year pact with that outfit, and in doing so MusclePharm became the exclusive sports nutrition company ofVick. Fuse Science disclosed in SEC filing on Tuesday that the company learned of Vick's association with a competitiv e company on or about July 20 Vick, who led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 10-6 record and an NFC East title last season as his comeback continued, reported to the team' s facility on Tuesday, and will begin training camp later this week. 3308 W. Hillsborough Ave Tampa, FL 33614 Phone: 813-872-7746 centuryautomall.com Summer Road Trip Package* Service Includes: Change Oil Up To Five Quarts Replace Oil Filter Check All Fluid Levels Multi-Point Inspection Tire Rotation Tire Tread Inspection 'Oife< Expires f17131/201 1 V a lid Only At Century Buk:k GMC. Summer Road Trip Pad1. T.,. OISorvio Not Valid Wrth My Othot Off Olocount Or Ad'lertised Not Be -Buici

Sports Ochocinco Tweets About Glenn Beck, Loses Followers CHAD OCHOCINCO Football player Chad Ochocinco recently lost some twitter followers over his reading and tweeting about Glenn Beck's book Broke." His tweets read: Gotten through 3 chapters in @ gl e nnbeck book and so fcir everything h e' s said is e ither common or his opin ion bas e d off research. I don t agre e with a lot of this s-but nonethe less its interesting reading the views n opinions from what I'd like to call the other sid e ." It goes without saying that Beck isn't the most revered figure in left-wing politics, and is certainly not a favorite in the Black community Therefore upon sending out the tweets, Ochocinco was heavily criticized by followers-some even un-followed him. One follower responded: "unfollowing [you] after two years because you're a Beck fan. Disgraceful and disappointing. Saints, -Dolphins Agree To Reggie Bush Trade Pending Renegotiation REGGIE BUSH MIAMI -Nine years later, the Miami Dolphins h a ve again traded for a New Orleans Saints running back who won the Reisman Troph y This time it's Reggie Bush. The Dolphins finalized a trade for Bush on Thursday by negotiating a new two-year contract for nearly $10 mil lion with him, a person famil iar with the talks said. It wasn't known what the Saints would receive in the trade. Miami acquired former Reisman winner Ricky Williams from the Saints in 2002 with mi x ed results H e won an NFL rushing titl e with the Dolphins, but the y haven't w on a pla y off g a me sinc e th a t trade. Bush was due a bout $11. 8 million this season, the final year of his Saints contract. It would have been difficult for them to justify paying that gi ven their salary cap constraint s 10-Year-Oid 'Workout Kid' Teaches Fitness C.J.SENTER C.J. Senter is called the workout kid partly because he is very fit for his age, and also, he teaches fitness to older kids only at the age of1o. He is a considered a fitness guru -who has a fitness DVD. Senter does his own routine three times a week. "I love working out so much because I get to stay fit and healthy, Senter said. "And live a long healthy life. Senter said no one really introduced him to fitness "I just started working out when I was five when I got home from football practice," he said. "I liked it, I have been doing it ever since." Senter said kids should go outside, stay active for at least one hour and exercise Patriots Agree To Acquire Alben Havneswonh From Redskins ALBERT HAYNESWORTH ASHBURN, Va. -The Albert Haynesworth saga is finally over in Washington. A person familiar with the deal say s the disgruntled defensive tackle was shipped to. the New England Patriots on Thursday for a 2013 round draft pick, a relatively small piece of compensation for a two-time All-Pro with one of the most lucrative contracts in NFL history. Haynesworth has been a constant headache for the Redskins since signing a seven-year, $100 million con tract as a free agent in 2009. The deal included a thenrecord $41 million in guaran teed money. Last year, Haynesworth constantly feuded with coach Mike Shanahan and was suspended for the final four games of the season. Tarvaris Jackson In As Seahawks QB TRENTON, Wash. -Tarvaris Jackson is in as the Seattie Seahawks next quarterback and Matt Hasselbeck is reportedly looking elsewhere. A person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday that Jackson has agreed to terms with the Seahawks and is expeCted to sign a contract Friday The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because free agents aren't TARV ARIS JACKSON allowed to sign contracts until Friday Panthers Agree To Terms With DE Charles Johnson CHARLOTTE, NC -The Carolina Panthers weren' t about to let their top free agent Charles Johnson get away, even if it meant shelling out big bucks. The Panthers persuaded Johnson, their prized defen sive end, to agree to a contract worth $72 million over six years and that includes a $30 million signing bonus. The team confirmed the deal Tuesday night and Johnson said he plans to sign the deal on Friday. Johnson said he was "blown away" by Carolina' s offer and the money convinced him to choose Carolina over Atlanta and Denver, who also expressed interest. Could you have turned that down?" Johnson said of the contract with a laugh ::2 c


Entertainment N Trial Won1 Feature Unreleased Michael Jackson Footage gf Jav-z, Kanve west Announce :; Album Release Date, Tour c a: LL JAY-Z And KANYE WEST Throne watchers now have another date to focus on, this time an official one. It has finally been confirmed that on August 8, Jay-Z and Kanye West will release for Jay or "W' for West, but rather "T," as the duo has of ficially christened their group the Throne. their highly anticipated joint c LP, Watch the Throne, digia:: tally on iTunes. Compact disc LL lovers will be able to pure z chase physical copies a few Multiplatinum hip-hop supergroups cannot live by album sales alone, so on Au gust 8 tickets for the Watch the Throne tour will also go on sale to the general public. The 24-date Live Nation produced run will begin in Detroit on September 22 and wrap up on November 3 in Boston. <( days later on August 12. But when searching for C the CD at local retail spots, ffi fans shouldn't look under "J" :::;:) 1-il: w > w c w ::I: en :J m :::;:) a. z i= w -I -I :::;:) m -I w z i= z w en a: 0 -I LL <( I <.0 ,... THE TAMPA ALUMNI CHAPTER OF KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRA TERNITI, INC. BLACK --------& -WHITE rff/!a(( CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENT SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011 SEVEN O'CLOCK MIDNIGHT COCKTAilS 6--7 Hilton HOTELS & RESORTS TAMPA AIRPORT WESTSHORE TAMPA,FL 33607 $50 PER PERSON LIVE COMEDIAN SILENT AUCTION SEE ANY FINANCIAL BROTHER FOR TICKETS OR CAil813.363.6975 6 ,, .. .,..,,, .,_..:_.,;:> BLACK A N D WHITE FORMAL ATTIRE STRICTLY laurvn Hill Welcomes Bahv Bov After Deliverv Scare IAURYNHILL Lauryn Hill welcomed a bouncing baby boy on Satur-= day, but it wasn't all smooth for the singer or her new tot inside the delivery room. Hill and her new baby are reportedly both doing well after the little boy came out of the womb with his umbili cal cord wrapped around his neck. Dave Chappelle Apologizes To Stand Up Audience For 'Bad Anitude DAVE CHAPPELLE After he made national headlines Friday night by bombing at Alonzo Mourning's Summer Groove charity comedy event, comedian Dave Chappelle appeared at the Summer Grove gala Saturday night and poked a little fun at himself His ten-minute outing was w ell received," reported a media member present, and consisted of a little self-effacing humor, prais e for Mourning, and two funny stories about run ins with headliner Alicia Keys. Chappelle also apolo gized for his "bad attitude," introduced performer Ceelo Green, and -this time got off the stage on time. "The second [was] try better than the first tweeted Miami.com. "No hecklers and Dave Chappelle doing well ... time to call it a come back." LOS ANGELES--Jurors in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case will not watch previously unseen footage from the singer's final rehearsals to determine the state of his health before his death, a judge ruled Monday. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor agreed with the characterization of a defense attorney for Dr. Conrad Murray that more than 100 hours of rehearsal footage condensed into the film "This Is It" did not show the singer in poor health. Pastor also agreed with attorneys for Sony Pictures Entertainment that the clips MICHAEL JACKSON have significant value and should not be publicly shown without a good reason. Flo Rida --I Am Not That Babv's Daddv! Flo Rida is in the middle of a paternity war -even though the rapper claims he has scientific PROOF he's NOT the baby daddy. Mr. Rida is accused of fa thering a son with a woman named Gloria Halloway. The kid was born earlier this year. Flo's attorney, Sandy Becher, tells TMZ ... the rapper took a paternity test last month that ruled him out as the boy's father ... but he used a pseudonym to pro tect his identity. But Halloway isn't buy ing it -claiming she has yet to see a document with Flo's REAL NAME on it ... and her lawyer, Damon McDougal, tells us, "There is ab-FLORIDA solutely nothing to indicate that [Flo Rida] was sam pled." ECOnOIClUB 2502 N. Albanv Tampa, Fl L.l'loL.Ii. ...... LA ALL A ..... ., .. -,..


.,.. Entertainment :!Z R. KeiiV Owes Over $831,000 T-Pain Banles Nicki Fined For Using Protanitv In Back Federal Taxes Autotune 1 court At Concert In Jamaica R.KELLY R. Kelly's medical hiatus from performing seems to have come at the wrong time financially. The Chicago crooner reportedly owes over $837,000 in federal taxes. The IRS filed an $837, 442.59lien against the singer on January 6. Kellz recently had his debt to Uncle Sam lightened when the IRS lifted a $1,036,858 tax against him last month, but he still has the $837K tab. The singer also faces pos sible foreclosure on his $2.9 million Chicago mansion. As previously reported, Robert was rushed to the hospital for an emergency throat surgery. He was re leased following the proce dure and will take a break from performing to heal. Dame Dash Owes $3M To IRS DAME DASH Dame Dash's financial records have been faltering the past few years and now the Roc-A-Fella co-founder owes $3 million in taxes to Uncle Sam. To clear his debt, Dash has to pay $2,984,364. Back in 2008, it was re ported he faced foreclosure on his home after missing mortgage payments. At that time, the former music mogul had owed $2 million to the IRS After selling his share of the label to Def Jam, Dash has since been working with various music artists in New York Cit}r. None of which seem to be paying his bills, however. Game savs He wants To Join Cash f4!onev Alter New Album LIL WAYNE And GAME While Game is still re ceiving criticism over his "Uncle Otis" track, he may be getting even more criticism for a recent quote. Game hinted that after the release of his R.E.D. album that he'd like to make the move to join Birdman and Lil Wayne at Cash Money Records. "We been playing with the idea of going over to Cash Money or trying to marry that and Black Wall Street. So, we'll figure it out before the end of the day. I defi nitely think that's where I'll probably end up. Cause they winning, they want to win and I been winning and want to continue to win." With only one more album left on his current deal following The R.E.D. Album, Gam. e said he ex pects to reach a new agree ment with Cash Money sooner rather than later. According to Game, who's recorded in the past with Weezy, he's been tight with the YMCBM clan since NBA player Baron Davis's days with the New Orleans Hornets. T-PAIN T-Pain and Antares Tech. has ended in a lawsuit over the rapper/producer's association with the com pany's "Autotune" affect. The rapper, who used to officially endorse Antares' autotune effect, ended his deal with the company in June and formed a new company with Izotope, to pro mote his own line of "T-Pain" audio effects. T-Pain filed a lawsuit claiming that Antares contin ues to use his image and like ness in advertisements, packaging and marketing materials for Antares'. Jacksons Announces MJ Tribute Concert The Jackson family is an nouncing a tribute concert for the late Michael Jackson nearly two years after his death. Katherine Jackson and her children, Tito, La Toya, Marlon and Jackie held a press conference Monday on the "Michael Forever Tribute Concert" scheduled to take place October 8 in Cardiff, Wales. Nicki Minaj might not have been informed, but she wasn't supposed to curse during her show at Jamaica's Reggae Sumfest. According to reports, The Harajuku Barbie was fined for using expletives during her show. Minaj was handed a sum mons as she left the stage early on Sunday morning. She did not appear in court, but her attorney Hugh Thompson ap peared on her behalf, entered a guilty plea and paid NICKIMINAJ the $1,ooo fine, which isbasically $11.70 in U.S. cur rency. Waka Flocka Flame Arrested In NYC, later Released Waka Flacka Flame was arrested in Queens, New York last weekend, and later released. The Atlanta rapper was spotted by offi cer's smoking pot in the parking lot of the Coliseum Mall and popped on crimi nal possession of marijuana. According to W aka, he spent a night in jail, but was never charged with a crime and later released. He missed a show date because of the ordeal and later addressed the incident via his Twitter page tweet ing, "I'm finna jump on my flight 2 Kc ........ sorry 2 da whole m town 4 not coming I had spend a nite njail with WAKAFLACKAFLAME no charge #onlybecau seirap" "Can't no 1 stop with GOD got planned 4me no that," he added. .,.. r 0 :::c c )> CJ) m -. z m r m c: r r z 'tJ c: m r u; J: m c m < m :::c < -1 c: m CJ) c )> z c. .,.. :::c c


Captain America: The First Avenger-Chris Evans stars in this ho-hum marvel movie about the first real superhero. Didn't see what made him so super. A better script would have saved this movie. No. 1 at box office. $65M (Budget $140M). **112 Friends With Benefits -Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis complemented each other in this light-hearted comedy about two people making a deal of being friends only. You seen this movie before with 'No Strings Attached', but this one is better. Made $18M. (Budget $35M). ***112 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2-Harry and the gangs (Ron and Hermione) final battle with Lord Voldemort. If you haven't read the books, this movie explains the whole series in one scene. Very dark with great action. Worth Seeing! Made $273M. (Budget N/ A). **** Winnie The Pooh -If you want peace for 69 minutes with your kids, this movie is for you and the little ones. Might be the best Winnie The Pooh movie. Made $17M. (Budget $30M). ***1/2 Horrible Bosses -A group of friends devise a scheme to kill their This movie was hilarious. Colin Ferrell and Jamie Foxx were funnier than the stars. Made $82M. (Budget $35M).**** Zookeeper-Kevin James stars in this family-oriented c movie about a zookeeper talking with the animals to save his a: relationship. A better script than the first. Made $59M. (Budu. get $8oM). *** Transformer: Dark Of The Moon Great action and a w a13lessons learned' Evervthinu That Gliners .. .' lesson9 Bv laurel Johnson-Page Summary: Diamonds have always been a ladies best friend, but Vickie may soon learn that diamonds can be misleading. A night out on the town with a coworkers husband surprises Vickie with feelings that she has never felt before. Mia finds that a trip to her daughter's school is bittersweet when she meets the handsome principal, Stern and learns that she was right about Mike all along. For the full version of this week's Sentinel Soap... "813 Lessons Learned" check out our newest website @ www.flsentinelnow.com and click on 'Hot Topics.' c w :I: C/) :::i m ;::) Q. z i= w ..J ..J ;::) m .J w z i= z w C/)

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