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Cilebratin9-67'Years In The Tampa Bay Area u ootinu s ria # or Cl otorious ur er c:c Q -a: 0 ...I Ll. SEE PAGE 7 VOL. 67 NO. 47 TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 24 PAGES 75 Tampa Native, 30, To Anchor, At Bav Area TV Station SEE PAGE 3 I .. ) Voting Hearing ConliFRIS Alleged Fraud Non-Existent SEE PAGE 3 Beloved Head Start Instructor Dies Suddenlv SEE PAGE 2 I FlORIDA MEMORIAl UNIVERSITY'S NEW PRESIDENT MEETS WITH TAMPA COMMUNITY Dr. Henry Lewis, III, the new president of Florida Memorial University, was in Tampa lastThursday and Friday to share his vision with the community. Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks, Pastor of St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church and President of the Progressive M&E Baptist State Convention, hosted a 'Forum With the President' on Thursday evening at St. John Progressive. On Fdday, Dr. Lewis was the honored guest at a luncheon at the Tampa Airport Hilton hosted by the Florida Memorial University Tampa Alumni C:hapter. With Dr. Lewis at the luncheon from left to right: Kareem J. Coney, President, National Alumni Association; Peggy Morfin, Shelia Cohen, Dr. Pineali Jones, Vanessa Banks, Dr. Mary A. O'Banner, Dr. Henry Lewis, III, Evelyn Bethune Davenport, President,. Tampa Alumni Chapter; Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks, Shelia Cohen, Director of Alumni Affairs; and Dr. Adriene B. Wright, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. (Photograph by Lomax Mcintyre)


features .... (of) z .., >;' ic( His life Told In Poem BYTAMECAJOHNSON w 1-c a: LL. c z C en w 1-> a: w > w Q w J: en m z i= w ..I ..I m ..I w z i= z w en c Freelance Writer Willie Lee has stories to tell and has spent a lifetime sorting through them. His tales of life are now nicely tucked into the pages of a book he's written; but it's how he tells the story that makes the biography unique. book, Crossing the Roads of gives what he describes as "insight into the heart of a man," his heart, to be exact. The pages take readers through his childhood grqwing up in 1965 Clearwater, to the challenges he's faced as an adult, telling it all primarily in poem. "I just felt lil

features Young Journalist .. -. To Anc.hor At Tampa ......... ---: .-. NeWs Station BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor _AS a young child in elementary school, one Tampa native knew that he wanted to be a newscaster. Brent Solomon pursued his dream and made it a reality .. However, Solomon said people would often ask when he would work in the local market. For those inquisitive minds, Solomon now has the answer He will become a temporary anchor for WFTS TV/ABC Action News next month. "In this business, you're required to move a lot, but you know that going in. It is a pleasure returning to my hometown and working with a station I grew up watching as a child," Solomon said. While other may shy away from public speaking, Solomon does not have that problem. He enjoys the exposure the field brings. A Tampa native, attended BRENT SOLOMON ... Anchqr oflocal news station the public schools of Hillsborough County. When the new Blake High School opened, he enrolled and during his junior year, began writing the school column for the Florida Sentinel Bul-letin. The yom_1g man graduated in 1999, having the dis.;; tinction -qf being '9ne of the new" Blake Bigh School graduates. After graduation, he enrolled at the University of Florida, wherehe earned his degree in journalism. He landed his first job at a Savannah, Georgia television station, where he remained for tWo years. Since that time, Solomon has worked in markets in Albany, Georgia, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Miami. He said this position is that of temporary anchor for WFTSTV/ ABC Action News He will J:>egin in February. Solomon, 30, is a member of the College Hill Church of God in Christ and Alpha Phi-Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He the son of Mrs. Ternpress Solomon, and the late Clarence Solomon, and has a younger .brother, Trevor. 'll: Rap Artist, 8, launches Anti-Butlvinu campaign BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Jordan Young (Lil Brus) is an 8-year-old rap phenomenon who has been performing since he was 5. On January 291h, Lil Brus highlighted a release party to announce his latest single and to launch his Anti Bullying Campaign along with Team Crawford. Lil Brus's mother, Lesley Harris-Young, said her son's talent began to show it self when he was a year old. "He'd sit in his car seat, and really loved listening to T.I. What we discovered was when we would play music in the car and it wasn't T.I., he'd cry. As soon as we put T.I. on, he'd dance in his car LILBRUS seat. Mrs. Young said Lil Brus spent a lot of time around his older brother, who was writing music, and picked up on a lot. "We discovered Jordan had an extremely good mem ory when it came to music. "The joy of his life was when he actually got a chance to meet T.I., and later perform with him. "As far as the bullying is concerned, his father and I always made sure he was aware of bullying and what to do. He'd come home and tell us about incidents he'd seen at school. Because he was trained so well at home, we never were afraid for his safety. Kids need to be taught. how to deal with bullies. "We join him when he travels to do concerts, and he's pretty level headed for an 8-year-old." -1 c m (/) c '"'ring Confirms .. ,Voter c... z c: :::a < Fraud Was Excuse To ,. 1\) w ..... Change Voting laws BYJOANNA TOKLEY SpeCial To The Sentinel During the field hearing Friday in Tampa on Florida's changes to election laws held by Democratic Senators Bill Nelson (Florida) and Dick Durbin (Illinois), voters heard testimony. by two Florida elections supervisors that convinced the hearing panel and onlookers that there was little to no voter fraud during previous elec tions. Elections Supervisors Michael Ertel (Seminole County) and Ann McFall (Volusia County) could not cite one instance in which voter fraud became an issue. During testimony from witnesses opposing voter law changes, at least five rea--. sons were given as to why the HB1355 law changes were considered "vote suppres-sion." The 48-hour limit to submit new voter registration forms does not take Friday or Monday holidays irito account. In addition, reducing the number of voting sites makes access for early voting difficult. Also, implementing the reduction in the number of early voting hours would in. crease the cost of elections because of need for paying overtime to employees required to work extra hours. The requirement that voters who have changed ad-., dresses and/ or names must r cast provisional ballots was the most disturbing, because c 40 to so percent of provi-sional ballots have been con-sidered to be invalid. Z ooot Practically every witness tes-z tified that the l!ew law will m have a negative impact on minorities, students and the c elderly. J= "" z ., __ i .... ,. ... _. .. ,_. 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Subscriptions-$44.()()-6 Months Both Editions: $87.00-Per Year Both Editions. Opinions expr-on editorial pagea of this-by Columnists 0< Guest wrtters, do not necessarily reflect the editorial stance of The ,_ -B-or the Pu-. The First ladv Comes To Town 0 ther than her Cover Girl smile, what _initially you notice about First Lady Michelle Obama are her shoulders ... sculptured wide and powerful, much like the symmetrical shoulders of tennis star Serena Williams and her sister, Venus. Then you notice the First Lady's eyes ... sable-brown and vocal with a daring glint, which lets you know that she is the one in charge. 5'11," making her the tallest First Lady in American history alongside former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt who was equally as tall, First Lady Michelle Obama returned to Tampa where she had successfully C campaigned for her husband's election, several years ff: ago. But this time, she wasn't talking directly about the C presidential election. This time, she was campaigning z about the equally important issues of food, good health, etly into town, tall as a royal palm; she riveted Tampa a: audiences with her velvet voice and expressive eyes, and endeavored to :r:nake her listeners realiZe that tlie W wealthiest nation in the world wa8 not necessarily the healthiest nation in the world, in large part because of ::1: its citizens' poor food choices. 0 As beautiful as her husband is handsome, and as com-:::i m pelling as her husband is eloquent, First Lady Obama ::::: once more reinforced the mystique both she and her a.. h11sband have brought back to the White House. After her presentation, utterly poised, she left in a lu limousine forother Florida cities. ADd we found o'urselves wondering, could any first lady have ever been ::::: more compelling or more beautiful than Michelle m Obama. We doubt it. Americans sucker-Punched With loss 01 Tax Deductions Homeowners and aspiring homeowners, listen for your lives. As of January 1, 2012, when you pre-..J pare your 2012 tax return next year, you'will no LL longer be able to deduct the cost ofyolir mortgage insur-ance. If you intend to buy a home, you will have to fork over fees on all new conventional and FHA gage loans. You will longer be able to deduct credits for home energy improvements and credits for building a new energy efficient home. No one who his or her federal tax returns will be able to deduct state arid local sales taxes. The net effeet of the 58 tax code benefits that Congress failed to renew beginning 2012 could result in an increase in annual income anywhere from $2,000 to as high as $1o,ooo or more. Who was it who said no new taxes? "Bamboozled" would be a good word, though "duped" would also do for the many of us who thought Congress had our financial backs. Indeed, it seems they did have our backs, pushed to the wall. How else might anyone explain.Congress' opposition to practically any legislation that promised to help middle class Americans while quietly initiating tax increases on the sly? "':t Obviously, someone wants very much to change the w charter of America And if American voters don't wake e,:, up, we may find ourselves back. in original public hous'-ing, better known as slave plantations. Tuskegee Airmen And Red Tails, The MoVie: The uold Storv I f you get the opportunity, please go see the movie Red Tails, now show ing in local theatres. The movie tells a significant amount of the history of the Tuskegee Airmen's 99th Pur suit Squadron and their con tribution to helping America win World War II. By now, I'm sure most of you know that the Tuskegee Airmen were 300+ Black men who were trained to maintain and fly military aircraft at Tuskegee Institute and who flew bombing missions over Europe, France and Italy dur ing World War II. However, the movie doesn't tell you how the Tuskegee Airmen story began. What the movie Red Tails doesn't tell you is that accord ing to the Negro Almanac, the Tuskegee Airmen came into being as a result of the action of a young Black air cadet by the name of Yancy Williams. During the beginning of World War II, most Black Americans rallied to our na tion's side, endorsed the war effort and sought to make a contribution to the nation's war efforts, in spite of segre gation, discrimination, big otry, and racism that existed within America as well as in the military at that time. In the case of air cadet Yancy Williams, his en dorsement of the war in cluded a "fearless insistence of the rights of Black airmen -to join the Air Force as fighter pilots, -not merely ground jockeys or maintenance per sonnel." Yancy Williams, a grad uate of Howard University, threatened to file a lawsuit against the United States Air Force. Pressure from Black Civil Rights and labor leaders as well as adverse newS cover age in Black newspapers caused the Air Force to quic}4y open a Jim Crow training facility at Tuskegee Institute in 1941. Thus, the 99th Pursuit Squadron was born. When we mention Tuskegee Airmen, they in cluded pilots; naVigators, in structors, bombardiers, maintenance, and support staff who helped keep the planes in the air. They became one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II. A group of pilots from this unit won a Top Gun competition in 1949, but were not recog nized for the win until l995 The first Black jet fighter pilot and the first Black air craft mechanic certified and assigned to work on jets were members of the 99th Squadron. Of all of the segregated Army, Navy; and other mili tary forces, "the 99th Pursuit Squadron remains the most glamorous Black unit associ ated With World War II." Commanded by Colonel Benjamin 0. Davis, Jr., this unit flew over 500 combat missions and more than 3,000 sorties (attacks on indi vidual enemy planes) against the Germans by the summer of 1944. After being attached to the 332nd Fighter Group, the unit's record became even more impressive. By the spring of 1944, the Tuskegee Airmen had com pleted nearly 1,600 combat missions and more than 15,000 sorties. In addition, the unit destroyed German Messerschmitt fighters in the air and on the ground. In deed, this elite group terror ized enemy shipping vessels, as well as played the role of roving marauders. Two Tuskegee Airmen many of you might remember for their volunteer service to the Tampa community were Henry Bohler and Jean Esquerre, now deceased. Several retired Tuskegee airmen in the Tampa, Sara sota, and St. Petersburg area continue to make guest ap pearances and presentations to schools and local events. So. if you go to see the movie, make sure you take your children, grandchildren or some other youth to see the inovie with you. Each of you will see a great and inspiring history lesson. Harambee.


>' ", .,.,,,_ .; :,. ,,. : ---"'"""!""'-" HOROSCOPES Today's Birthday:-You and a partner have more than yoi.I realize. Home is where your heart is, and your focus this year will be to grow and expand the networks that keep those home fires thriving. Talk about what you love. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)-Build abundance with a foundation oflove. Avoid going out on spending sprees. Things go smoother at home. Keep your promises, and be respectful. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)-You're even smarter than usual for the next few days. You can find the solution to that old problem. The assignment changes. Stand up for what's right. Aries (March21-April19) .,-Money comes in. It could be to spend it all on food, comfort or other sensual treats. Have some of that. Pay down a debt, and save some, too. Have it all Taurus (April2o-May 20)-Hermit-crabbing sounds appealing. Taking care of business close to home recharges your social batteries. Get in the spotlight later. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -It's getting easier to step for ward. It seems so comfortable to hide out, but there are costs. Yoqr creativity Wants to escape. Cook something up. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -The conversation is rich: The revelation you'd been looking for gets discovered by the group. You begin to understand. Defer gratification. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -Tap into abundance without spending more. Get the word out, and it goes farther than ex pected. Remember, love's the most important part; Be patient with someone. Vugo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Plan a fabulous adventure. A new assignment baffles. Slow down and puzzle it out. Organize for efficiency. There's fun ahead. Make a change for the better. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) -Home vies with career for your attention. Consider your options carefully, including an unrea._ soilable request. Don't worry about status. Set" priorities. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)-You're on top ofym.ir busi ness game. ci:eate new partnerships and complete negotiations. You have many reasons to be happy. Your friends are there for you. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Entering a very busy two-day phase. Focus on the difference you can make ; Ex.pect changes in your career, and glitches in communication. Relax; (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -You'd rather play for the next few days. Balance finances and romance. With some cre ativity, you can make it all work. Hold that carrot out on a stick. BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL-Liam must make a diffi cult decision about his marriage; Bill publicly makes his opin ion known about whom Liam should chose; Steffy unleashes her anger at Bill. Katie surprises Liam with her sudden change of heart regarding Steffy; Steffy fills Ridge in about the latest situation in her marriage; Hope and Steffy commiserate about the tough choice that Liam must make. DAYS OF OUR LIVES -Sami ruins Sydney's birthday party and Carrie and Rafe's intimate moment ; forcing her to offer an olive branch to EJ; Stefano tempts Bo and Hope with the reveal of the contents of Alice's envelope. Madison recon siders her attack on Kate; Sami fights John's attempt to bond with her; Abigail pits Austin against his wife. GENERAL HOSPITAL-Sam rushes to the hospital; Luke and Lulu have a heart-to-heart; Carly gets closer with Johnny. Alexis and Shawn work together; Ewen tries to help Dante; Ethan gets a surprising visitor. YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS -Patty's obsession with Jack creates havoc in Genoa City and changes lives forever. In the aftermath Patty's rampage, survivors pick up the pieces. Old friends gathered to pose for the tinel photographer .at a reception. They are: Evelyn Daniels and Yvonne Hol:lnes {seated),and Rosaline Daniels. Adriane Fordham, Latrona Davis Ms. Duport posedin front of a Black History bulletin board while attending a celebration for Black History month. B )> en m Rena Thoinas,Vu-g:ihla Williams,.Gladys W:dson, Elizah Williams, Sam Cochran, Dou'" glas Williams, Sarah Larry, Rudy Tucker and Rudolph Donaldson took time to pose for z 'the 'sentinel photographer while_ attending a -m r m c: r .g) z m 1: en ::1: m c m c! m ;;,c .:J> z :D B Middleton High School, Class of 1968 held their school reunion. Hosting a reception wa8 part of the festivities. Some of the guest included: Willie Dennis, Vera Dennis, Mary Smith, m Archie Smith, Gus Johnson and Renee Johnson. Ul


,.... CW) > a: < :J z < .., >"' < c en w :J ..... w z t= z w en < c it 0 _, IL. Greeti ANTONIO NAOMI I would like to wish Naomi and Antonio a happy birthday. --, Naomi will be turning 4, Feb. 1, and Anto1,1io will be turning 3, Feb. 2. They will be celebrating with family and friends. Love, mom and stepdad. Happv Birthdav STACKS Happy pirthday, Stacks, k M a .. a., ISter. To my husband, my love, the father of my child. I wish : God to bless you on this very special andmore to 'f ''" .';.. ... y; come. I nnss and love you! Forever, your Y wife. Ms. Tee.""': (Choose) Honor Roll, High Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, Student Of The Month, Other Hobbies: ______ H8PPV Birthdav TREY Birthday shout out to Trey, Feb. 2nd. From, the family. We love you. Seeyou soon! Haoov Birthdav. ... Happy birthday Stacks, a.k.a .. Daddy. Happy birthday, Da-Da! Miss you and love you! Love always, your daugh ter, Patria. Universitv To Host'College Goal Sundav' MS. TIERRA SMITH University of Tampa Associate Director, Financial-Aid, CGS Site Coordinator BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor MS. LILLIE SAMUElS University of Tampa Staff Assistant, Financial Aid CGS Site Marketing Coordinator said, "I believe this program will be beneficial to high school seniors who plan to go On Sunday, February 12th, to college and need financial the University of Tampa will aid. The program will assist host an event aimed at help. students in completing the ing students navigate F AFSA and all high schoo l through the financial aid seniors can attend, whether process. Those in attep.dance they attend irr or not. will also have an opportunity College Goal Sunday is a free to a scholarship. event for college-bound stuThe event entitled "Coldents and their families." lege Goal Sunday," will take Students who attend the place from 2 p.m: to 5 p.m,, in event will have the opportuthe Sykes College of Business nity to take part in an on-site, on the. Pniversity of Tampa random scholarship drawing. campus. It is free and open to The drawing-will allow stu-' the public. dents to acqurre a scholarship Ms. Tierra Smith, Uhifor use at any college or university of Tampa versity. c .-,_;! .\ f v,i1 Director, Financial Aid, CGS College Goal Sunday is Site Coordinator sa!d, "This is being sponsored by the Unia nationwide event design _ed versity of Tampa Office of to help the communizy. nartcial Aid. StUdentS FAFSA(Free planning to attend college in of the fall are encouraged to Is the complete their financial .aid a.td. It_ packets prior to the Jllh,e: very rmportap.t 2012 deadline. cation corr@y \ For additional nrlorma:. because -it impa<:fS tion contact Ms. Smith at: rod stu,dent ( 813 ) or will receive. 'thr-:\ t ed Ms Lilli S I Mrs. e amue s, S 1 b h d t fT Staff As-amue s can e reac e a (813) 253,-3798 or si.stant, CGS lsamuels@ut.edu. Site Marketing Coordmator Eastern Heights Drug March The Eastern Heights Neighborhood Association and Crime Watch have scheduled a drug march through their community. The march is scheduled for March 10th at 1:30 p.m., and the starting point will be at 4202 East Palifox Street Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Mayor Bob Buckhorn is expected to assist therri in the march, with the City of Tampa Fire Department and several other churches and organizations. .. Any and all neighborhoods are welcome to take part in this endeavor, and any help with the march would be appreciated. Anyone willing to participate is asked to contact Mr. L. Mobley, Sr., President of the Eastern Heights Neighborhood Association and Crime Watch, at (813) 743-4099, or 628-4243


Local Club Shooting Is First Trial For Notorious Murder Suspect Dontae Morris i BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last Friday, Hillsborough County Circuit Court officials decided notorious murder suspect, Dontae Morris will be tried first for the rob bery and murder of a man outside a Tampa nightclub. The club shooting is one of five murder cases filed against Morris. According to poiice, dur ing the early morning hours of May 31, 2010, Rodney G. Jones, 41, was shot and killed during an attempted robbery. He was leaVing the Cotton Club, 2405 W. Albany Street, at the time of the s!looting. Jones, father of two, was shot several times. He was a professional trainer. Police investigated the shooting as an attempted robbery that ended in mur. der. In January 2011, first.:.degree, attempted armed rob bery, and being a felon in possessio;n of a firearm charges were filed against 26-year-old Morris. Morris was to the murder through text messages and witness statements. At the time the chges filed, Morris was already facing four National DONTAE MORRIS ... Facing five murder charges other murder charges. The jury selection for the .Jones murder trial will begin on July 30, 2012. According to police, after Morris was released from prison in April 2010, he al. legedly shot and killed 21: year-old Derek Anderson on May 18, 2010, at the Kenneth Court Apartment Com. plex. Police said the murder oc curred during ah apparent attempted robbery. Morris was charged with first-de gree murder and attempted robbery with a firearm. On June 8, 2010, the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office investigated the death of 25-year old Harold Wright. Wright had been shot in the .. Inmate Guiltv 01 Seeking -: $890 Million In-Tax Relunds ... 'SYRACUSE, NY--A new charge was a:dded to the of a prisoner serving two to four years for possession of stolen property. When sentenced in May on the new charges, he could, add up to five additional years to his prisqn time and face a. fine of up to $250,000 on each count. The inmate, who was not identified, is accused of seeking $890 million in tax refunds. The bogus tax refunds were filed from 2006 to 2010, while was at'diffeiertt ons. A refund of $327;ooo was issued, but'prison officials in tercepted the check and returned it to the Internal Revenue Service, which prompted the investigation. Last week, the man was convicted of 11 counts of filing false income tax claims and one count of helping another inmate to file a false claim as well. head. His body was discov ered on the side of the road at 2003 51st Street, S., shortly after midnight. life support and pronounced w .-. dead at 8:30 a.m., that morn-N ing. Q Morris surrendered on N July 2, 201o,following an tensive, week long nation wide manhunt. He was also charged with attempting to with the Sher iffs Office said their investi gation revealed evidence that linked Morris to Wright's murder. on June 8, 2010 The final two murder charges stem fiom a traffic stop involving. two Tampa Police officers. The result proved to be deadly. According to police, at 2:15a.m., on Tuesday; June 29, 2010, Tanipa Police Officers Curtis and Jef frey Kocab, both 31, were on routine patrol in East Tampa. Officer Curtis ob served a 1994 Red Toyota Camry that didn't have the li cense plate He turned his lights on behind the vehi cle at N. soth Street and E. Dr. M. L. King, Jr., Blvd. Officer Kocab, also 31, was his hackup uiiit : : : The female : diiver, later identified as:Ms._ C .ortnee B.,mtley, stopped the car N. soth Street and 2 3rd Av-. enue. Morris was the pas-RODNEY JONES ... Killea May 31, 2010 senger, police said. : A computer check re vealed that an active warrant eXisted for Morris and at:.. tempted to make an arrest. Morris allegedly shot both officer s af'close range, and fled on foot.-Ms. Brantley fled iii the vehicle, police said The shooting cap.. tured on the dash cam of the police crniser. Officer Kocab .was: .. pronounced dead shortly arriving at Tampa General Hospital. Officer Curtis : was placed on ..... -. escape while being transported.in JUly 2oio. :. Police said ballistics tests revealed that the same gun was used to kill D .erek An. derson and the two: police officers. The ballistics tests were inconClusive in the Jones ease. A spokesman for the Hillsborough County State Attqrney's Office said murders of Jones, son, and will not be pursued" as death penaltY .. : cases However, they .do to pursue the death penalty the murders of the two offi cers. He stated that Florida law the murder a law enforcement the of duty z an aggravating factor. 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E Local N > a: LL c z <( c en w .::l .... > a: w > w c w :z: en :::i m ::l a.. z i= w ...J ...J ::l m ...J w z i= z w en a: 0 ...J LL lola Simon Chapter #33 Order Of The Eastern Star, PHI Elects OHicers Members seated are: District Deputy Sheryl West, Bertha Baker, Worthy Matron; and District Deputy Petrice Hall. Second row, Denisha Odom, Secretary; Beatrice Smotherman, Eunice Butts, Iris Warren, Associate Matron; Tawanda Peoples; Conductress; Bessie Thomas, Nicole Odom, Kimberly Barker, Associate Conductress, Sheri Williams, Toni Ashe and Ronika Anderson. :.-. Lola Simon Chapter was chartered March 12, 1957 and named after a faithful and dedicated Eastern Star named Lola Simon. The 2012 Officers for Lola Simon Chapter #33 Order of the Eastern Star, PHA are as follows: Worthy Matron, Bertha L. Baker, Ed. D.; Worthy Patron, Levi an Hall; Associate Matron, Iris Warren; Associate Patron, Paris Thomas; Conductress, Tawanda Peoples; Associate Conductress, Kimberly Barker; Secretary, Denisha Odom; Treasurer, Tasha Hawki-ns; Chaplain, '<. .'< Gail Williams; Adah, Joanna Tokely; Ruth, Nicole Odom; Esther""" Beatrice Smotherman; Martha, Toni Ashe; Electa, Roneka Odom; Trustees, Petrice Hall, Betty Baker, Eunice Butts and Sheryl West; and Grand Lecturer, Petrice Hall Rev. w J Haynes. Executive Director cordially. invites you'1 o the Inauguration of our newly electecf<>' MODERATOR Reverend Dr.: Hosea L. Daniels Pastor of New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Tampa, Florida .Friday, ._ .:::.n n NUCP Homework Tutorial Program Moves To New Location BY IRIS B. HOLTON, Sentinel City Editor The Hillsborough County Branch NAACP Ensuring Student Success (ESS) Homework Tutorial Program recently entered into a part nership with Principal Yolonda Capers and the Mt. Pleasant Standard Base Middle School. The tutorial sessions will take place at 1906 N. Rome Ave., begin ning (toqay) Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The hours are 3 p.m to 6 p.m., on days, and Thursdays. There is no charge for the program, and is open to students in grades 6 through 12. The Homework Tutorial is specially designed to provide students with one-on-one or small group homework help in any subject. The tutors are college volunteers from RISE (Reach Inspire Strengthen Encourage), who provide encouragement and assistance to students who may need a little inore time or help grasping certain ideas or concepts. "We place no restrictions on the number of subjects that a student may receive help in; nor do we limit them in the amount of time they need. Our program is ori ented towards student learn. ing. Our goal is student comprehension and achieve ment. Our intent is to help close the achievement gap. Our process is to serve one child at a time. Each child is important; the success of each child matters," Mrs. Carolyn Collins, president MRS. CAROLYN COLLINS President, Hillsborough County Branch NAACP of the Hillsborough County .. Branch NAACP said The current tutorial pro gram is geared toward stu dents in grades 6 through 12. However, Mrs. Collins said they are currently attempting to help younger students who may be struggling. "We are also looking for retired certified elementary school teachers to assist us in opening a K -5 Homework Tutorial Program. If you are interested, call the NAACP office and leave your contact information." However, she said that seating is limited and par ents are required to pre-reg ister. Anyone interested in learning more about the Tu torial Program can call the NAACP office at (813) 234-8683, or visit-the NAACP Of fice Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 10 a:. m. and 2 p m. to obtain an ap plication. Tampa Park Apartments Resident Services Program 118ecome A Belfer You" Annual Coat Drive FEBRUARY 7TH AT 5 P.M. FOR ITS RESIOEtfrs The TEAM will be accepting adult and children's coats of all sizes and ages in the rent office 1417 Tampa Park Plaza (corner of Nebraska and Scott Street near downtown Tampa) 9:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. DROP OFF DATES: MONDAY, JANUARY 23RD ntRUfRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD. Park Apartments goal Is to help keep warm throughout the winter. Your contribution to this drive will be deeply appreciated. For more information contact: Del ores Gerv i n Resident Services Manager (813) 229-1845 X 0


Heritage Gospel Concen AtOpen Cate The Tampa Bay Heritage Festival Gospel Event was held at the Open Cafe on January 20, 2012. The event featured sev eral gospel groups and individuals, as well as great food. (Photos by Julia Jackson) The Hostess Staff at the Open Cafe were: Tonya Williams, Mary Escalante, Bonnie Rushing and Bridget Frazier. Pastor Dwight right, with his wife; Elder Artest Newkirk at the concert at the Open Cafe. Margaret Birkins and Gwendolyn Taylor atte nded the concert. Cynthia Mann and Joyc e Mitchell were at the Open Cafe for the Gospel Concert. Ellen Moragne Robinson, Ebba Wilson, Lola Johnson and Diane Bell were also assistants. The Classy and Sassy Red Hatters of Tampa in attendance were: seated, Daisy Wade, Arlie Page, Emma Ross and Margaret Long. Standing, Ina Robusky, Geneva Murphy, Lena Barker, Shirley Shipp and Dot McDaniel. )> :::D < m < m c:: m fJ) Free SAT For Public High School Juniors < )> z c ., Hillsborough County Public High School juniors are eligible to take a free SAT at their high school. The exam normally costs about $so. Students and parents should contact their high school guidance office directly for more informa tion and to sign up for the free exam. All Hillsborough County public high schools will serve as testing sites The SAT exam dates and deadlines for registration are: March 10, 2012 -February 10, 2012; May 5, 2012 -April 6, 2012; June 2, 2012 -May 8, 2012. An online practice program to prepare high school students to take the SAT is also available at every high school. :::D c Celebrate Black Historv Month In Plant Citv The staff at Bing's Rooming House Museum says ther. e are several cultural sites in Plant City to visit during Black History Month. This is a list of destina tions with significant Black heritage in Plant City. Please consider these when planning your culture and heritage vacations. *Plant City Bing Rooming House Museum, 205 South Allen Street, Plant City; *Laura Street Restoration District (Negro Park), corner of E. Laura Street & 401 Waters, Plant City. *Plant City Photo Archives & History Center, 106 South Evers Street, Plant City. *Glover School Campus (10 acre school complex), 5104 Horton R'Oad, Plant City. *Ruby's Fruit Stand & Art Gallery, State Road 6o, C) Plant City. m CD


c -ii: LL c Fraternitv To Recounize.severlll Citizens At Blue Tie Affair REV. BEVERLY LANE REV. T. W. JENKINS BOBBY WILDS DAYLE GREENE ALFRED DIXON < BILLY REED HARRYT. MORRIS, SR. LA CHERYL AIKENS SOLD A VIS, SR. EVANGELINE R. BEST C The Gamma Eta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma ffi Fraternity is busily preparing for its Blue Tie Affair. The event will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, > 7 p.m., at the Embassy Suites Hotel-USF, 2035 a: Spectrum Blvd. (33612). The highlight of the evening will be the recognition of the Unsung Hero Awards recipients. Their goal is to recognize local leaders who have made an impact in the community in their respective careers. and Harry T. Morris, Sr.; Civic-Bobby Wilds and Dayle Greene; Politics -Evangeline Best; Business -La Cheryl Aikens and Solomon Davis, Sr. -Adrian 0. White is the Bigger arid Better W Business Chairman. Those who have been chosen for recognition are: Religion-Rev. Beverly Lane and Rev. T. W. Jenkins; Education -Alfred Dixon, Billy Reed For additional information on the Blue Tie Affair Unsung Hero Awards Gala, please call (813) 743. 8779; (727)-422-0001; or (813) 784-2736. c w l: en Ill ;::) ll. z i= w ...J ...J ;::) Comminee Preparing For B-CI Concen Chorale Visit Ill ...J w z i= z w en <( c a: A planning committee is putting the final touches on a visit by the Concert Chorale of Bethune-Cookman University. "A Celebration of Song" will be performed by the chorale on February 19, 2012 during the 8 a. m. service at Palma Ceia United Methodist Church, Prayer Episcopal Church. LL where B-CU alumnus, Rev. The chorale is led by interim director, Tawn Thomas, after the retirenrent of the chorale's legendary director, Dr. Rebecca Steele. The chorale performed during the inauguration of President Barack Obama. 0 .,... Kevin James is the pastor. At 3 p. m., the performance will be at St. James House of The concert is free to the public. (Story and photos by Julia Jackson) Prevention & Educati Extractions Crowns & Bridges Dentures Partials Root Canal Therapy Repair & Relines *Gold Crown (Real) Available *Patient Andre Diggs, President of the Hillsborough Chapter of BethuneCookman University, led the planning meeting. Alumnus, Tom "Smilin" Robinson, attended the meeting. Altimnae, Diane Diggs arid Jacqueline are part of the planning committee to bring the B-cU Concert Chorale to the Tampa Bay community. Birdie Underwood and her niece, RacquelWatson:, attended the meeting.


Phone Banks working Pee Wee Spartans Win Cheer-on To Re-Elect President. Barack Obama .... Phones are busy at work on Monday evenings, 6-8 p. m. as vol unteers are making calls for the re-election of President Barack Obama. The phone bank is set up at Total Image :Seauty Salon. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Mae Alice Judge, owner of Total Image, headquarters for the phone bank, with Jane Mitchell. Wayne Dixon was one of those available to make calls. Clay Armstrong and F 'rank Ortiz were also making calls. TAMPA BAY EVENTS PARTNERSHIP & WAI.GREENS Presents A Health Fair At 9202 N. 56th st. Temple Terrace, Fl33617 (813) 985-8521 2 P.M. -6 P.M. FREE FREE* FREE FREE FREE* FREE FREE FREE FREE SCreening, Blood Pressure, Among others Food, Music, Giveaways DON'T MISS IT! !I Tampa Bay Community Events Partnership Founded 2003 The West Tampa Pee Wee Spartans won the 2011 District, Regional and National Cheer-Off for the Pee Wee :Pivision recently. Members of the cheering group are: Jalia Capaz, Tatiyana Gaines, Kayla Hardy, Zaria Harvey, Samya James, Meia Keaton, co-head; Janiya Kitche, co-head; Daiza Mack, De'Monyea Stephens, head; Reniya Thomas, Kamaria Tolbert, Jalissa Walker, head; Destiny Watkins and Charlotte Williams. Coaches are Sonya Hendricks, Bridgette Clark and Alexis Hillary. Yonrika McCalpine is the sponsor. 1\) 0 ..L 1\) "'D c: m r en ::::t m c m < m :::D-< -4 c: m en c )> z c


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Tickets To Diddv's Grammv Aner Houston Denies 'Broke Mom Who Publiclv Punished Her PartV' Cost Up To $50,000 As A Joke' Rumors Son Speaks Out On Dr. Drew Sean 'Diddy' Combs is having a Grammy after party at the Playboy mansion. The party guest list will consist of a very select group of A-list celebrities that can afford the enormous .entry fee. Tickets are being sold from $1,500 to $5o,ooo dollars. The cheapest ticket is a slightly more affordable $1,500 and they go up from there -$1s,ooo, $25,000 ... all the way up ,to $50,000 depending on what services you may require at the black tie affai:J;. ,...,--------, DIDDY Tracv Morgan Returns Jo '30 Rock' Aner At Sundance Com e dian Tracy Morgan was seen returning back to work on his hit sitcom 30 Rock in Manhattan, after having collapsed at the Sun dance Film Festival in Utah. Morgan collapsed last week. It' s reported that exhaustion was the cause and that no alcohol or drugs were found in his system. TRACY MORGAN The Help' Wins Big At SAG OCTAVIA SPENCER And VIOlA DAVIS Octavia Spencer, winner of award for outstand i ng performance by a female actor-in a supporting role for "The Help and Davis, winner of the a w ard for outst a nding performanc e b y a female actor in a lead i ng role for "The H elp, po s e backstage at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, January 29, 2012. The Help, a movie about African American maids in the 1960s in (the S. state of) Mississippi was the big winner at Sunday's 18th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) The cast won the Best Ensemble award, the equivalent of Oscar's best picture. Octavia Spencer Also Wins Black Women In Hollywood Award After winning the Golden Globe for best supporting ac tress and receiving an Oscar nomination for her role in The Help, it's safe to say that Octavia Spencer is on a roll. Now sh e s won Essenc e magazine s Black Women in Hollywood awc;trd. Spencer will be honored b y Essence at a luncheon on February 23rd and wi ll recei v e the Breakthrough Award. WHITNEY HOUSTON Whitney Houston is vigorously denying rumors that she is running out of money. The R&B diva, who has struggled with drug ad diction, is no stranger to un flattering stories --but she insists her finances are sound. She released a statement saying the allegations are "false and ridiculous." 50 Will Tweet Nude Photo Of Himself If Giants lose Super Bowl 50 CENT 50 Cent has a long his tory of being outspoken on Twitter for better of worse. And now a bet he's made with one of his followers is raising a lot of eyebrows The "In Da Club" rapper agreed to a racy bet, if the Giants lose the Super Bowl -he'll tweet a nude photo of him self. 50 Cent reportedl y won a $5oo,ooo bet on the Giants in the NFC Championship game. But that's onl y mone y For the Super Bowl he's making things reall y inte r es ting After T w e e ting throughout Sunda y 's nerve-wracking win ("just watched a $5oo,ooo football gam e get on m y l e v e l Chumps" ) 50 is uber-confident heading into Feb 5 In their first national TV interview, the mom (Dynesha) who made her son (Alont'a) wear a sign that read "I Lie, I Steal, I Sell Drugs I Don't Follow the Law" sits down with Dr. Drew and opens up about why she took this action. Dr. Drew also offers Alont'a a life changing plan for his survival on "Dr. Drew's Lifechangers" which airs (today) Tuesday, January 31st at a:oo p.m. on The CW! Ena. James Remembered As Triumphant Trailblazer Stevie Wonder performed at the funeral of Etta James, Jan. 28, 2012, in Gardena, Calif. GARDENA CA --Etta James was remembered at a service Saturday attended by hundreds of friends, family and fans as a woman who triumphed against all odds to break down cultural and musical barriers in a style that was unfailingl y honest The Rev. AI Sharpton eulogized James in a rous ing speech describing her remarkable rise from and pain to become a woman whose music became an enduring anthem. Barack Obama and the First Lady shared their first inaugural ball dance to a version of the song sung by Beyonce. Sharpton opened his re marks by reading a statement from Pres. Obarna. "Etta will be remembered for her legendary voice and her contributions to our na tion's musical heritage," Pres. Obarna's statement read. 'TI r 0 :::D a )> CJ) m Z ::::! z m r m c: r r m ::::! z "tJ c: m r u; :::t: m c m < m ..... c: m CJ) c )> z c


Schiano Introduced As Bucs Head Coach GREG SCHIANO Greg Schiano made it clear Friday he was not in a hurry to become a NFL coach. He is now head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers simply because he felt the opportunity final ly was right. "I've had some other opportunities before, but this one just felt right," Schiano said during an ::t introductory news conferC ence at One Buc Place that a: drew several Bucs players, past and present. Former Bucs great Mike Alstott sat in the front row to hear the new coach's introduction while quarter back Josh Freeman, running back LeGarrette Blount and safety Cody Grimm took seats in the back row of the team's audi torium. What everyone heard was a coach who vowed to instill discipline and structure into a team coming off a 4-12 season and with a 62-82 record since it won the Super Bowl in 2003. "Our team will be built around a humble, unselfish attitude of sacrifice," said Schiano, who left Rutgers after 11 seasons to join the Bucs. "It's hard to find that in today's wodd, but that's who we'll be." ---------------------------------------------0 z <( ::t c CIJ w ::J 1-> a: w > w Tiger Comes Up Two Shots Shon 01 Rock In Abu Dhabi c w :I: CIJ :::::i a:l ::J ll. z i= w .J .J ::J a:l .J w z i= z TIGER WOODS

JAYSON WILLIAMS star, Jayson Williams has transformed himself into a churchgoing mentor to other prisoners at Rikers Island -earning him the nickname "The Moses of Rikers." Christopher Hughes, who was incarcerated at Rikers for 100 days with the former New Jersey Net, tells us the bailer is beloved by all behind bars with him, from crackheads to ganghangers. Hopkins, Dawson Set For :APril Rematch BERNARD HOPKINS vs. CHAD DAWSON Bernard Hopkins, the oldest champion in boxing history, is set to make a his toric title defense at age 4 7 in a re_!llatch against -American Chi'd Dawson on Apr{! 28 at Atlantic City. -Hopkins will defend hiS:World Boxing Council ; light-heavyweight crown aga!nst Dawson in a rematch of a fight last October in Los Angeles that ended in round two when Dawson lifted Hopkins by the leg and slammed him into the canvas. Hopkins a dis. located joint connecting his left shoulder and collarbone and has yet. to resume full training. lT(FAI February 9-20, 2012 lli Dylu Country Gold Tour February -15 S1o.oo Admission Featuring LeRoy van Oyl CJ) m z :::::! z m OJ' c: r-rm -1 z We know you've seen this lovely lady ., before, and after all the phone calls and i r-. letters we've received, we had to feature c;; Bella Nykole again as our Beauty 1 ffi Unlimited feature. Bella Nykole is an inspiring young woman who loves pos-ing for the camera arid just generally having fun with. her friends. She also has a goal of becoming a very successful m woman, and providing opportunities for c others to follow. The man in. Bella. Nykole's life must be willing to step up and make a difference. He also must be strong and enduring, while still holding on to the values that make him honest. Congratulations' to Bella Nykole as this week's Beauty Unlimited feature. If you're interested in being in the Beauty Unlimited or Spotlight, please send your information and photo, including a contact number to: lcrews@flselitjnel.com.


c a: LL c z <( c U) w ::::) t-w > w c w :::1: U) :::i. m ::::) Q. z MRS. SUSIE BERRY Mrs. Sus i e Berry, 101, of Taillpa, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012. Graveside services. will be conducted Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at 2 p. m. at Rest Haven Memorial Park, 4615-East Hanna Avenue, 'with Rev. Michael K. Bouie, Pastor .. of Allen Temple1 A. M. E. Church, officiating. Interment will follow. Born in Chester, South Carolina to her parents, Gus and Lillie Gill, Mrs. Berry was a resident of Tampa for moSt of her life. Susie was involved in several lodges. ,She was also .a member of Allen Temple A. M. Church. She was a loving woman who had many friends who she always eujoyed seeing. Her frieuds will. remember her by many names, all with love: "Littie Doll_," and Susie Q. We will miss her dearly. She leaves to cherish her memory: her sister, Daisy Massey of Union, Nj; -nieces and nephew, Lucille Orr Rut-. L. D. Hoyle, Joslyn Qoyle Essie Hoyle Mitchell, a:ild special niece, Brightie Hoyle, who helped extend Miss Susie's life beyond expectations; many great nieces and nephews; and special supporting friends, the nurses and staff at Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center of Tampa. The remains will repose from 4 -TP m., Monday, January 30, 2012, at Ray Williaills ::::) Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard m Avenue. I ...J In lieu flowers, please w send donations to LifePath z Hospice; South Tampa Gold ;:::: Team. z Arrangements entrusted to W RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL U) HOME, Rhodes & <( Owners. www.raywilliamsfuC neralhome.coni. a: 0 ...J LL CD ,... REVEREND RALEIGH H ALLEN, III Celebration of Life service for R e verend Raleigh H. Allen, III, who passed away Thursday January 2012, will be held Wednesday,February1,2012,at 12 noon at Greater Mount Ziort A.M. E. Church, 1045 16th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL, 33712; Bishop McKinley Young, Presiding Prelate; Reverend Jimmy Thompson, Presiding Elder; imd Reverend Clarence Williams, Pastor. Interment will follow in Royal Palm South Cemetery, St. Petersburg, FL. Reverend Raleigh H. Allen, III; the son of the late Dr. Raleigh H. Allen; Jr. of Tuskegee, Alabama, and Mary Francis Allen of Tampa, was born in Aurora, illinois, on August 11, 1951. He relocated to Tampa with his family as a youth and received his education at local Hillsborough County schools. He attended the University of South Florida and received a Bachelor of Divinity from Faith Grant College. He W;tS in the process of completing his Master's of Theology at Trinity University. Raleigh served in the United States Navy and was in the Viet NamWar. Raleigh met Juneartta (June) Bannister in 1971 and the two were married in 1978. From this union were two children, Raleigh, IV and Martina. Raleigh was employed at St Petersburg College for over twenty-two years. In his current role he served as Information Technology Supervisor Raleigh accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior at an early age and was called to the Ministry in 1995. He served as Pastor to Mt. Olive A. M. E Church, Rubonia; First Mt. CarmelA. M. E. Church, Tampa; and Mt. Olive (Bealsville Community), Plant City. Raleigh kept his personal unshakable relationship with the Lord until he was called to his Heavenly home He leaves.to cherish !Demories of him: a loving wife, Juneartta Allen; devoted children, Raleigh H. Allen, IV (Tia) and Martina S. Allen; grandchildren, Raleigh H. Allen, V and McKenzie M. Allen; mother, Mary Francis Wj.lson Allen; sisters, Sandra Kelley (Prince), Hollianne Wright and Renee Allen; nieces and nephews Prinsan. Kelley, Adrienne Bell (Ronald), Terrence Nelson, Cheri FaisonMoore, Francene Faison, Patrick Bannister; Amesha Holsey (Anthony), Jamar Bannister, Sedarain Kendrick, Amber .Bannister-Akins, David Jones and Minnie Allen; mother-in-law, Mae Dawn C. Bannis-' ter and Verena Kendrick; brother-in-law, Ferdinand B. Bannister (Ellie); and a host of grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins and countless other relatives and friends. There will be a wake from 57 p. m., Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, 1902 w. 'LaSalle Street, Tampa, 33607 Friends are ask e d to assemble at the church at appr oximately 11:45 a. m., Wednesday for the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to (In the Naille of Raleigh H. Allen, III): The Melech Hospice House of Temple Terrace, 12973 Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Tampa, 33637 Credit Card donations can be made online: http: 1/chaptershealth.org/Donations Select LifePath. 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Obama Decries Rising Cost 01 College Education ANN ARBOR, Mich -President Barack Obama called Friday for an overhaul of the higher education financial aid system, warning that colleges and universities that fail to con trol spiraling tuition costs could lose federal funds The election year proposal was also a political appeal to young people and working fami lies, two important voting blocs for Pres. Obama. But the ini tiative faces long odds in Con gress, which must approve nearly all aspects of the presi dent's plan: Speaking to students at the University of Michigan, Pres. Obama said the nation's eco nomic future 'woUld l;lepeD:d in large pint on making sure every American can afford a wo'rld-President Barack. Obama speaks at the University of Michigan's AI Glick Field House in Ann Arbor, Mich. class education. "We are putting colleges on notice," Pres. Obama said. "You can't assume that you'll jUSt jack up tuition every single year; If you can't stop tuition from going up, then the funding _ymi get from taxpayers each year will go down Obama Administration To Extend And Expand Foreclosure Prograln WASHINGTON The government will offer Obama administration said Frifor principal reductions to day that will expand its signature ernment -controlled mortgage gi-foreclosure-prevention program ants .Fannie Mae. and to try to help those With heavy Mac. debt loads avoid losing their The three-year old program homes. has strived to help those at risk The Home Affordable Modifi. of foreclosure lower cation Program will also be exmonthly payments. But it. has tended through 2013. failed to help more than halfof The government will triple the those who have applied lower financial incentives for private their payments on a perman ent lenders to reduce the principal basis. Many have complained amount of mortgages for home-that the program is a bureauowners at risk of losing their cratic nightmare. homes. And for the first time, the Cops: Fla. Man Arrested For Gruesome Conn. Slaving A Florida man has been ar rested for allegedly hacking to death a Connecticut mim and eating the victim's eye and part of his brain, police said Wednes day. Tyree Lincoln Smith, 35, was arrested Tuesday night on a Connecticut warrant for murder, according to police in Lynn Haven, Fla A property inspector discov ered the body of Angel L. Gonzalez on Friday on the third floor of an abandoned home in Bridgeport, Conn., according to that city's police department A medical examiner determined that the cause of death was blunt head trauma and ruled Gonzalez's death a homicide. On Monday a cousin of Smith's in Connecticut con tacted the Bridgeport police about Gonzalez's death. She told detectives that Smith had arrived at her house Dec. 15 and said he wanted to "get blood on his hands" before going to a park and then to the abandoned home, where he used to live, ac-TYREE LINCOLN SMITH cording to an arrest warrant affidavit. The next day Smith returned to the cousin's house with blood on his pants, hands and an axe, the affidavit said. Smith's cousin said he told her that he was sleeping on a porch at the abandoned home when we was awakened by a Hispanic man and invited ip.side. Then Smith described beating the man's face and head with the axe and col lecting one of his eyes, a piece of his skull some of his brain mat ter, which he consumed in a nearby cemetery, the affidavit said.


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0 Crime N .... ('I)_ > a: <( :::: z <( Drug Deal Gone Bad lands Teen In Jail .., The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office reports that c on January 2oth at 2 p.m., en their office received a 9-1-1 Call of a shooting in the area 1-of 1412 Mohrlake Drive iri Brandon. Deputies arrived and found Daniel Drake, 21, bleeding from the head and mouth. He was transported to a local hospital and it was discov ered he had been shot in the head. The bullet was removed during surgery, and Drake was listed in critical condi tion. During :the investigation, deputies interviewed several witnesses, and reported that Gerald Jones, 17, and Drake were involved in an alleged drug transaction while inside Drake's vehicle. During that time, Drake and Jones reportedly got into a > physical altercation and ct Jones allegedly threatened to 9 kill Drake. fE Deputies said Drake and c GERALD JONES Jones continued to fight, and following the fight, Jones took marijuana from Drake's vehicle and tried to run away. Drake reportedly followed Jones and another altercation began. This time, deputies said Jones fired several shots at Drake, strik ing him onc e in the head Jones was positively iden tified by witnesses, and was arrested January 27th on a charge of attempted murder with a firearm. <( c en w :::: 1-Shots Fired Outside Pon Tampa lounge Tampa Police reported that w at 1:39 a.m. Sunday morn> ing, shots were fired outside W of a Port Tampa Lounge. fil Officers responded to l: Tillieys Bar, 4325 Ingraham !:!! Street, on a report of a large fight. :::: -.When officers arrived at a.-the lounge, 'two officers approached the crowd, and tij observed a Black male stand:::1 .ing in the crowd holding a :::: firearm. m ; The officers' followed the uj. man and reported they saw z him drop the firearm on the i= ground. WheIi an officer z > w en picked up the gun, the man started running away An officer chased the man between parked vehicle, and reported as he approached the man, 4 to 6 shots were fired in the air. The officer took cover and reported seeing a Black Chrysler or Dodge leaving the area. Police said while this was occurring, the crowd of 40 to 50 people never dispersed, and several members of t he crowd became veroally hos. tile towards the officers and each other. :, <( c a: 0 ..J LL WARREN DAWSON co .... 221-1800lj; 14&1 Tampa Park Plaza @ Nebraska Ave. & scon St. The hmng of a lawyer is an important dec1sion that should not be based solely upon advertisemenls. Before you decide. ask us to send you FREE wntten mformation about qualifications and ex per encel' last3 Skinheads Sentenced For _Murder 01 Two .Homeless Men On Thursday, a federal judge sentenced the rem aining three defendants to prison terms for killing two homeless men. The fatal beat ings took place September 13, 1998, in two separate inci. dents. Last Thursday, U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich sentenced Kenneth Hoover, 38, Charles Marovskis, 33, and Cory Hulse, 38. All entered guilty pleas. Hoover received 12112 years because he cooperated during the investigation. Hulse and Marovskis received 20 years each for their roles in the murders. Judge Kovachevich sentenced their co-defendant, James Robertson, 32, to life in :t;)ecember 2011. A jury convicted him of two counts of murder in aid of racketeer-: ing on October 18, 2011. According to testimony, Robertson was a member of a Skinheads hate group known as "Tampa Blood And Honour." The organization believes that white people of Aryan descent are the superi or race. It allegedly also considers homeless peotple, regardless of race, to be infe rior. Polict! said Robertson, and the other three co-defendants participated in what they referred ta as .".hn-ill rolling," an act of targeting and committing acts of vio lence against homeless peo ple. The men encountered MURDER VICTIMS ... Murdered September 1998 20 years in prison Alfred Williams, 61 in downtown Tampa, under the Crosstown Expressway. The defendants attacked Williams and beat him to death with several objects, including a tire iron. Later in the evening, the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office deputies responded to a call of a body found in a vacant lot near Interstate 275 and E. Fletcher Avenue. Police identified the Victim as 44-year-old Rich-.rd ... Murdered 1998 Arseneau. Arseneau died of blunt force trauma to the head after he was beaten with a hatchet. Court documents said a third homeless man was also attacked at interstate 27'5 at i Bird Street, near the Hillsborough River. He was beaten over the head witli i what is believed to be a block, and sustained severe lacerations, However, he was able to escape. by jumping into the river. J u rv Find. s Man.:.auiltv 01 Sening Wile Alire : After deliberating for near ly six hours a Tampa man was found guilty of attempted murder of his estranged wife. He could face life in prison waen sentenced on March 2n Both Christopher Hanney, 46, and his estranged wife, Ms. Audrey Mabrey, 28, .testified during the trial. The 6-member panel believed that Hanney had attempted to kill his wife. Ms. Mabrey said the cou ple was in the process of a divorce. When she arrived at their Apollo Beach home, Hanney forced her into the garage. She stated he attempted to rape and, struck her with a hammer before throwing the gasoline on her. She said he threw a lit candle .at her and set her afire. She ran to a neighbor's who extinguished the fire. She suffered burns over CHRISTOPHER HANNEY ... Found guilty of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree arson more than So% of her body. She was hospitalized for three months. -Iia:nney testified Wednesday in his own defense. He said his former wife and an armed man, wearing a devil's mask came to the home and the man held hiin at gunpoint. Hanney also said his wife was armed with the knife. He also said the couple forced him into the garage. Hanney said he attempted to hit the man with the hammer and hit his wife. According to Hanney, Ms. Mabrey threatened him with the gasoline and lit candle. He said that after he was tied up, he tried kicking the man and kicked her instead, causing the gasoline to spill and ignite Ms. Mabrey. He also said the masked man disappeared, and he attempted to smother the flames with a blankeL Hanney also received burns that resulted in his spending a day in the hospital before his arrest on November 18, 2009. Hills,borough Circuit Judge Emmett Battles ordered that Hanney remain in jail until his sen tencing.


Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant To Section 865.09 .f'Fiorida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the unders i gned desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Free Spirit Traveling located at P.O. Box 6253, in the County of Hillsborough, in the City of -Brandon, Florida intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Tampa. Florida, this 25th day of January. 2012. Sole Owner(s) Sylvia Prather INVITATION TO BID ', .. } .... : .. .. Competitive sealed bids be received by the l So, u m yvest Florida Water Management District, 8r6 oksville, Florida, and p u bliCly opened on 1 5, 2b12 at 2 : oo jmi. for: RFB 1202-Monitor Well construction Up To 1;800 Feet. LEGAL NOTICES ,,_ Notice of Public Hearing A public hearing will be held by the Zoning Hearing Master pursuant to Hillsborough County Ordinance 92-05, beginning at 6:00 p.m., February 20, 2012, at the Board Room, 2nd floor of the County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, to hear the following requests. Copies of the applications, department reports and legal descr i ptions are available for public i nspection in a master file maintained by the Development Services Department and the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners All interested persons wishing to submit testimony or other evidence in this matter must submit same to the Zoning Hearing Master at the public hearing before him/her The recommendation and/or Final Decision of the Zoning Hearing Master will be filed with the Clerk within fifteen (15) working days after the conclusion of the public hearing. The review of the Zoning Hearing Master's recommendation by the Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County shall be restricted to the record as defined in Hillsborough County Ordinance 92-05, unless additional evidence and/or oral argument is permitted pursuant to the terms of the ordinance. ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL ANY DECISION OR RECOMMENDATION MADE. BY THE -HEARING MASTER OR THE GOVERNING BODY REGARDING ANY MATTER CQNSIDERED AT THE FORTHCOMING PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISEDTHATTHEYWILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE THEY MAY NEED .TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATiM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE A$_ IT WILL INCLUDE THI;TESTIMONY EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Additional info r mation concerni ng these requests may be by calling the Development Services Department at (813) 276 2006 or 272-5920 SPECIAL USE REqUESTS Petition SU 11-0676-CW (CT), filed on 07113/2011 by Metro PCS, represented by RG Partners, Inc., of 1235 Yardley Dr., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544, ph 813-434-7489, requesting a special use permit for Communication Tower. The property is :49 ac (outside city limits) and is presently zoned CN. It is located in all or parts of Section 14 Township 28 Range 18 or 2323 W. Linebaugh Ave. Petition SU 12-0213-BLD (AB), filed on 12/28/2011 by Twisted Cigar Com LLC, by Dixie Liberty, of 5719 Rd., Lithia, FL 33547, ph 813-817-8585, requesting a distance separation waiver for an Alcoholic Beyef.age Permit 2-COP (Beer and for .. sale and consumption on and off the licensed premises). The property is 2,585 sq. ft. and is presenJiy zoned PD. It is located in all or qf Section 07 30 Range 21 or 3642 & 3644 Lithia-Pinecrest Rd. -: : > ;> '' : : ,:" Petition SU 12-0216-CW (AB), filed on 12/29/2011 by Circles Bistro, represented by MichaeiD. Horner, of 14502 N. Dale Mallry"HiNy. # 200, Tampa, FL 33618, ph 813-962-2395, a distance separation waiver for an Alcoholic Beverage Permit 4-COP-RX (Beer, wine and liquor for sale and consumption on the licensed premises only in connection with a restaurant). The property is sq. ft. and is presently zoned PD. It is located in all or parts of Section 09 Township 28 Range 18 or 13002 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. '', REZONING REQUESTS _; Petition RZ 12-0161-RV, filed on 12/08/2011 by Baltazar & Beatriz Saenz, of 5439 Bishop Rd, Wimauma, FL 33598; ph 813-262-8156, requesting a zone change from PD to AR. The property is 4.96 ac and' is located in all or parts of Section 20 Township 31' R 'iinge 20 or N!s of Balm Rd. (C. A. 672), % mi E/0 US HwY1301. Petition RZ 12-0167-USF, filed on 12/13/2011 by YPC Properties Inc, represented by Alex Chong, of P. 0. Box 7153, Taf1lp;:t,, FL 33673, ph 813-299-5394, requesting a zone change from RMC-20 to CG, The property is 1:04 ac and is located in all or parts qt"Section 07 Township 28 Range 19 or SEcor of N. 19th St. & E. Fletcher Ave. -, ,, .. --.: -Petition RZ 12 -Q175-GB; filed on 12/15/2011 by Michael O'Connor, of 11901 Ba:y FL 33534-5627, requesting a zone change from AR to AR (RSB). The property is 4.96 ac a'rid is located in all or parts of Section 36 Range 19 or W/S of East Bay Rd., % mi N/0 Bliss Rd. Petition RZ 12.0179-TH, filed on 12/16/2011 by Majio Alhammad represented 'by Oiane Triggiani, of 12618 Thoriot<;>sassa Rd., Thonotosassa, FL 33592, ph 813-670-6538, requesting a zone change from AR to AS-1'. The property is 5.09 ac and is locate,d in all or parts of Section 18 Township 28 Range 21 or W/S of Mcintosh Rd., 700' N/0 Thonotosassa Rd The Requestfor Bid maybe .,, -Petition RZ 12.0211-RV, filed on 12/28/2011 by Native Engineering, PLLC, of P. 0. Box 2995, Land O'Lakes, FL 34639, ph 813-4;12-3210, obtained through the requesting a zone change from RSC-2 to CG. The property is 1.51 ac and is located in all or parts of Section 22 Township 30 Range 20 District's Internet website or E/S of McMullen Loop Rd., 300' N/0 Boyette Rd. at http:Jtwww.wal!lrmatters.orgtprocurement Petition RZ 12.0212-TH, filed on 12/28/2011 by Mak Homes Inc., represented by Edwin llcken, of 18141 Long Water Run o'r., Tampa, FL under "View our solicitations on 33647, ph 813-495-4007, requesting a zone change from AR to ASC-1. The property is 4.75 ac and is located in all or parts of Section DemaridStar" or "Alternate 21 Township 28 Range 20 or 450' S/0 Bloomfield Hills Dr 250' W/0 Bloomfield Ridge. View _of our Current Petitioti_ RZ 12-Q227-CW, filed on 01/06/2012 by Standard Pacific of Florida, represented by Clayton Bricklemyer, of 500 E. Kennedy Blvd# Solicitations." 200, Tampa FL 33602, ph 813-223-3888, requesting a zone change from ASC-1 to RSC. 9 The property is 39.06 ac and is lbcated in all Southwest Florida Water Management District, Procurement, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604 6899; procurement @watermatters.org; 352-796-7211, ext. 4133; o r in Florida: 1-800-423-1476, TDD ONLY 1-800-231-6103. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids/proposals received with or without cause. Anita Hoover Buyer2 SUPPORT THE FLORIDA SENTINEL ADVERTISERS or parts of Section 34 Township 27 Range 18 or SIS of Bearss Ave., 500' SW of Lake Magdalene Blvd. -MAJOR MODIFICATION REQUESTS Petition MM 12-Q128 RU, filed on 11/2312011 by Thomas J. Schreiber, represented by MichaeiBrooks of 4830 W. Kennedy Blvd # 475, Tampa, FL 33609, 813-443-5345, requesting a major modification amend uses and conditions. The property is 25.67 ac and is presently zoned PD (07 -1 :342). It is located in all or parts of Section 06 Township 32 Range 19 or SIS of 19th Ave NW, 400' W/0 1st Sf. NW. Petition MM 12-Q177-CW, filed on 12/15/2011 by MVP PDQ Propco LLC, represented by Alex H Dunser, Esq of 3239 Blvd 2nd Fl, Tampa, FL 33609, ph 813-876-3200, requesting a major modification to allow restaurant drive up window as a perrriitted ose. The property is 1 26 ac and is presently zoned PD (77-0099) It is located in all or parts of Section 09 Township 28 Range 18 or sw c .or of Stall Rd & N Dale Mabry Hwy. . Petition MM 12-Q191-NWH, filed on 12/21/2011 by Vincent Marchetti, represented by Duane Milford, of 7815 N Dale Mabr}/Hwy # 200, Tampa, FL 336 1 4, ph 813-931-8900, requesting a major modification to increase the number of approved lots. The property is 80.23 ac :t and is presently zoned PD (07-0428). It is located in all or parts of Section 03 Township 28 Range 17 or SIS of S Mobley Rd:,':5(i E/0 Lake Maurine Dr. z c::> ZAe.,.. <777Z-77Z.Zrle-7'Z. z __f<7,.. J'it :1 Tic=:1:::i.r1 .l" .... < :::L :3 > .:2. :::L .:2. :::L ..... c: m (,/) c }< c.. )> z c: )> :::rJ < w ..... -N 0 II ..... N G') m


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