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I VOL. 67 NO. 51 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14,2012 24 PAGES 75 YET Communitv Program For Seniors Kicks Oft SEE PAGE 2 Progress Village Home Damaued Bv Tornado Renovated SEE PAGE 3 Readers Respond To Whit.nev-Houston's Death PAGE 13 BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE C E L EBRATI O N o12 CITY OF TAMPA BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION HELD AT CONVENTION CENTER The City of Tampa Black History Committee held its 24th Black History Celebration on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the Tampa Convention Center. This theme was Reining In Finance: Reshaping the American Dream." Rod Carter of News Channel 8 was the Master of Ceremonies. Others who had a part in the program, from left to right: Gregory Hart, Councilman Frank Reddick, Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa Black History Committee President Frank Crum, Speaker Pamala L. McCoy, MC Rod Carter, Tampa Fire Chief Tom Forward, City of Tampa Black History Committee Vice President Lenoir Russell and Gregory Spearman, who gave the occasion and introduced the speaker. Entertainment was by the Distinctive Men of Brass. (Photo by Lomax Mcintyre)


0 Features Nl-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------o::t ,... > a: <( More Than 100 Drop Scam Cases Given To IRS ::J a: BY IRIS B. HOLTON m w LL Sentinel City Editor Last fall, a year-long invesC tigation resulted in the ffi arrest of several individuals. i= Known as "Operation Rainmaker," the investiga tion focused on theft and tax fraud. The joint task force executed the first level of arrests in what has become known as the drop scam with more than 40 arrests. Since that time, several others have been taken into custody and charged with grand theft and identity theft by the Tampa Police Department. However, Ms. Laura McElroy, spokesperson for the Tampa Police Department said that > although many of the defence dants have already gone to state court, they could face LL other charges. C "We can't charge them with tax fraud because that > is a federal offense. We have charged them with grand. tn theft and identity theft. But, we have sent more than 100 cases to the Internal 't Revenue Seciice for w tions of the tax code. [i "This' means that even C though they make have been to state court, they can still en face federal charges for tax fraud," Ms. McElroy said. :o_ The investigation began a. more than two years ago and culminated with arrests w as "Operation Rainmaker" j last September ffi Police discovered that sev...J eral suspects were obtaining w z i= z w tn

. features C! oental Checks The Tampa Bay Area Dental Association participated in "Give Kids A Smile'' Day on Friday, February 3, 2012. The youngsters at the Wilbert Davis Boys and Girls Club received free examinations and a dental hygiene pack. From left, Diana Torres assisted Dr. Angella Tomlinson and Dr .Gail McD.onalf} with' the examinations. (Photo by BRUNSON) -. .;.''. -............ .. -; .,. ....... Countv To Hold Ribbon-CitUiU on Thursdav For Renovated Storm-Damau.ed Hom. a n, :: Prouress.Village .... Hillsborough County will join Hillsborough County Afford able Housing Services towel come a senior citizen back to her newly renovated home in Progress Village with a rib bon-cutting ceremony Thurs day, Feb. 16 at noon. Mrs. Authorine Clark's home was heavily damaged in the March 31, 2011, tornadoes that ripped through Tampa, particularly the Progress Village neighborhood. Although Mrs. grade the windows, doors, Clal"k's home was paid in .... floor Jiles .and full at the time, she did not to make the home S"l:lfe, meet have funds to repair the daming countY code standards, age. -.. .. and livable..::' .:.: Cmfntfs_Af-:: .:: Leslie :fotda:b1e Housing Rehabilita-= :-: : Jr., District tion Program, Mrs. (.;lark ----3, wW be on ,hand to help cut applied. fo'r and received a the ribbon .' arid welcome home rehabilitation loan Clark home. which provided furiding for a For information on the contnictor to repair or reCounty's Affordable Housing build the hom e's roof and Rehabilitation Program, conceilings, porches, structure, tact Don McKnight. and carport, as well as up-Valentine's oav Dance Set For Students .. -BY IRIS B. HOLTON grams that are also afford-Sentinel City Editor able. It is also just as impor tant for parents to have a safe On Tuesday, a group of place for their childri:m duryoungsters will celebrate ing the afterschool hours arid Valentine's Day just as some where their kids benefit from adults do. This group will the extra learning opportuenjoy dancing, food, and fun nity." along' with their parents. King's Kids opened its The event will take place RALPH SMITH doors to serve the East at King's Kids Christian Afterschool Alliance Tampa community in 1985. Academy and Learning De-Ambassador The academy and its associvelopment Center. The purated day care currently has pose of the event is to Ambassadors Program. 133 children who range from highlight the afterschool pro-Smith said, "The Afterinfancy to third grade. The gram. school Alliance is partnering program offers tutors, homeThe school was nomiwith the dance to highlight a work help, and computer nated for the honor by great afterschool program. labs. Youngsters are also ex-Ralph Smith, founder and The Afterschool Alliance posed to chess, dance, sign Executive Director of Comkno"':s how important it is for language, violin, keyboards, puter Mentors. Smith is also working parents to be able to gymnastics, and Tae Kwon a memb er of the AfterscheJo} lind quality; aftenschoo1 pror fi'Y got to : ; z where .. the! J!! youth. thrilledm when he sees the excitement' c on the of the youth who I= go on ask to go dgaiii: -. : z ( do to. 'V make out .. :5j of trouble, I'lrdo he says. r-.... : J:i ... < c;; '. '% m -: IC m < m ':::0 f-IJLlt,M/ l/4-.......... www.twitter.com/ h FLSENTINELB ,_\!5 -<..... c: m c )> z c 'TI :::0 c News Alert: The Rorida Law States That You May Be Entitled To $1 0,000 For Loss Wages And Care (PIP Insurance Needed) : Service .,.u, ... ....,,,.. and Help from the beginning to the end. Spinal Injuries N.eck Pain Back Pain Hip Pa.in Leg Pain Transportation Available Auto Repair Body Shop Medical Care Provided Specializing In: Car Accidents Pedestrian Incidents Motorcycle Truck Accidents Slip and Falls Bicycle Bus And "Don't be victimized twice for an aCcident that Call Michelle B. Patty -"D Local: 813-495-3702 Toll Free 1-866-352-4200 Available 24 Hours A /7 Days A Week m


.. FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN ney and the two blind mic e ,.-. (USPS 202140) t th al 1 a:> 2207 21st Avenu e, Tampa Florida 33605-( 813) 248-1921 canno Win e gener e e C -Published Every Tuesday and Fr iday By tion b y just criticizing the <( FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co., ::::) Member of National Newspaper Publishers Associat i on (NNPA) President He said that the y a;: and Amalgamated Publish e rs, I nc., New York Wl'll hav e tO be able tO tell aJ 1990-94 CP Timelnternat i onal W POSTMASTER: S e nd Address Change To: VOterS What they will do tO correct problems in America. -presence of But now, it seems, a new group wishes to reinstate the hatefulness, which susii: tained the Waffen SS. And that new group is none other LL than our own military, a segment ofU. S. Marines. C Eyebrows arched when a photograph of the U. S. Marines Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion >-sniper team was taken, and in that picture was a banner with two large white letters "S" placed directly under an en American flag. When queried about their actions and the implication of same, Marine representatives claimed 1-their men had no idea what the "SS" symbol implied. .f[ With all due respect, we don't buy it. w We trembled when the American military changed its Gj soldiers' battle helmets from the traditional World War C II design to a model that for all its modernity resembled W the helmet of a World War II German Storm Trooper. Likewise, we have always been wary of Hollywood's ::i overt fascination with anything "Nazi." Take, for inm stance, Darth Vader and the immensely popular Star Wars. So, how can Marines say they're unaware of the z implications of an insignia, which murdered millions? i= Though we salute the men and women whose military dedication has kept the Free World safe, we must save 5 them now from themselves. Our soldiers are in danger. m And their enemy is themselves. ...J z i= Florida Schools, Free At last w en ( a: 0 ...J ''1\ TO CHILD LEFf BEHIND!" It sounds good, but if 1. V you would e ver make sense of. your worl.d, you must first define your terms. The brutal truth about George W. Bush's "No Child Left Behind" is it should have been called "No Child's Behind Left. Unfor-LL tunately for government, parents and children, George Dubyah' s touted panacea simply did not pan out. Then along came President Barack Obama. Yes, he .. .the center of such.slangs as "Obamacare," "Obama-economics," or anything else distasteful that Republican pundits, comedians, renegade Black intellectuals, or anyone else who knows nothing about history could heap onto President Obama's last name. However, this time, just like when he brought Americart troops home from Iraq, our bruised-but-unbowed President has delivered our children from, of all things, "NO CHILD LEFf BE HIND!" In a sweeping move that says in essence, NYAAAAH," to stodgy Republicans, stick-in-the-mud academicians, and behind-closed-door business fat-cats who were making millions off of "No Child Left Behind," President Obama simply made that process a nonentity for ten states, including the state of Florida. In essence, we Floridians no longer have to abide by George Dubyah's educational debacle. All we have do is JUST SAY NO! Why should we say No," other than the fact NCLB just flat out doesn't work? Perhaps, the second most visible oor:t answer is Bush's Folly not only has cost millions of dolW Iars, but has also cost millions of children and teachers CJ their self-esteem, professional dignity, and a loss of real-ity. locked in a pretty tight camWhat they don't say is cial in the CapitoL paign to become the Repubhow they will do it. I had to laugh and say to lican pre-sidential It is so easy to say what myself, it isn't because you candidate. All three candiyou will do, but it is much didn't try. Voters didn't want dates are assuming that they harder to actually do. I say to you in Washington. With the have won the Republican the Republicans that voters kind of campaign Romney primary and are now camare well informed on your is running, he will remain a paigning against Pres. stretching the truth about Washin_gton outsider. Barack Obama. the President. Now, Mr. ReThe Three Musketeers of They still attack each publicans tell the voters how the Republican Party have other, but Pres. Obama you will make good on all of every right to criticize the has become their main tar-your promises President, and voters have get. They spend their cam. That should be fairly easy every right to know what paign speeches criticizing for Mitt Romney. He has each of you will do differ-Pres. Obama. Whatever shown a tendency to say anyently. We some diffi-the pre-sident does, it is thing he thinks his audience cult times these days. Voters wrong in the eyes of the Rewants to hear. Romney has aren't going to be easily publican clown show. been all over the map as fai fooled. Styling and floor They say things like Pres. as his positions and policies showing won't get our vote. Obama has not turned the are concerned. I ask you, We wantto know how you economy arounq. I will how can this man do better will help fix our problems, President Obama has not when the only issue he is how you will rebuild the increased the medium incommitted to is making him middle class, how you will come. I will. President some money. elevate tlie poor and what Obama hasn t made Ameri-A key Republican camwill make you better than ica safer. I will. President paign strategist said Rom-President Obama. Black Historical Firsts And Oldest Trivia There is so much to learn a bout Black his tory until y ou could spend a lifetime learning about our African ancestry and about our history here in America. Today, we will share another list of firsts and oldests, with you as part of our celebration of Black History Month. Faneuil Hall the oldest Black church building in America, built in 1806 in Boston, Massachusetts served as church and a school when it was originally built. Georgia Infirmary, the first hospital and asylum for Blacks opened in Savannah, Georgia in 1832. In 1838, the first Black magazine was published in New York City and was called Mirror of Liberty. The first Black woman to from college was Lucy Ann Stanton, who graduated from Oberlin Colleg e in 1850 The first land-grant col lege for Blacks, Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College opened in 1871. Edward Alexa:n,der Bouchet became the first Black to be awarded a Ph.D. degree in 1876. He earned the degree in physics from Yale University. Then in 1903, Maggie Lena Walker became the first Black female CED of a bank, as president of the St. Luke Bank in Richmond, Virginia. For movie enthusiasts, the Railroad Porter, a movie produced by Bill Foster, a black filmmaker, was the first Black film made in America. However, the longest operating Black reli gious journal was the Mes sage magazine, in 1898. The first Black-owned radio station was WERO, which hit the airwaves in 1949 Classical music lovers should be happy to know that Henry Lewis became the first Black musical direc=tor of an American orches tra. In 1975, the first Black owned television station WGPR-TV, started in De troit Michigan. The first Black chief U. S. district court judge ap pointed to the bench in Washington, D. C was William Bryant Dr. James Allen Colston became the first Black to head a predominaptly white college in l'{ew York and the United States as president of Bronx Commu nity College. In addition, the first coin honoring a Black person was a so-cent piece with a relief of Booker T. Washington that was issued in 1946. The Booker T. Washington stamp, issued in 1940, was the first of its kind hon oring a Black person as well. These "firsts and "oldest" bits of trivia are simply a few noteworthy accomplish ments by Blacks. In future columns, I will share more details about the lives or history of sites men tioned today. Until then, Harambee!


Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -Today you're especially at tuned to creating new business. Launch a marketing campaign, and contact clients you appreciate. Pisc.es (Feb. 19-March 20)-There's so much to do today and you have the power to make it happen Do the research, but don't let it slow you down You're a steam locomotive. Aries (March 21-April19)-Mercury is in Pisces from today until March 2nd, shifting to a flowing, live-in-the-mom e nt perspective on communications. Relax. Talk about it as it comes. Taurus (April 20-May 20)-Take time for mind body and spirit. You may find yourself tempted to a more lais sez faire" point of view. Let it be. -Gemini (May 21-June 21) Utilize your best administra tive and management skills to handle the workload today. Find support from an expert and generate even better results than you expected. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -Inven,t a fun, new game at work, a new vision for the future. Release cynicism or fear. Imag ine the world you'd like to see for your children and contribute to that. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -Spend time with friends, and figure out how you can work together. Networking benefits your career for the next few weeks. Let people know what you re up to, what you want, what you can offer. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Your partner seems more per ceptive, and you have an easier time expressing yourself through the end of the month. How about writing a book? Find your voice. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) -Organization increases income. Explore the great human mysteries of life, death and love. Keep listening and gain insight. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)-You're in charge and you know it. How do you define success ? It's more powerful i f it includes laughing at yourself It doesn t last forever so enjoy Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -Indulge your social yearnings It's in your interest to tal}< to a person of higher posi tion. What could you create together? Let go of a preconception. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)-Get in touch with special friends you haven t seen in a long time. Make a phone call write an email or even send an old-fashioned love letter. BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL -Ridge delivers informa tion to Hope and Liam that affects their plans for the future; Steffy turns to Taylor for comfort; Taylor receives a thoughtful Valentine's Day present from Thorne. Rick attempts to convince Liam to wait awhile before marrying Hope, and he VQWS to make sure that Liam is the right guy for her; Liam gives Steffy a Val enti_ne's Day gift that she will always remember. Ridge suggests that Steffy move on with her life; Katie fills Brooke in on the current strained state of her marriage; Rick thwarts Ridge 's attempt to edge Eric out of the company; Katie s surprised to learn that she has a new ally against Steffy DAYS OF OUR LIVES-Roman chides Rafe; Carrie and Austin try to use sex as a tool of forgiveness; Abigail pulls Melanie into her web of deception; Brady discov ers Madison's connection to Ian. On Election Day in Salem, Abe is faced with an ethical dilemma; Nicole sends Will on an immoral mission; Carrie and Sami drudge up the past causing Austin to take an unexpected side; Abigail has plans for Austin. Brady, Sami and Kate's exes plead with tliem; Abigail manipulates Carrie to steal Austin away; Rafe turns to Kayla; an enraged fight between Sami and Carrie hits a point of no return. GENERAL HOSPITAL-Sam convinces Jason to make an important decision ; Carly and Johnny find themselves in a mo ment; Michael and Shawn realize they have more in common with one another. Robin, Patrick and Emma get a visitor at home; there is a struggle of control at the MetroCourt Hotel; Molly's friendship with TJ grows. Robin makes a promise to Jason; Johnny and Anthony spar again; Maxie comes clean. YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS -Kevin risks revealing his true feelings to Chlo e, while Genevieve struggles with disap pointing news about Cane Lily and Cane celebrate their love with a romantic Valentine's Day wedding in France. Billy sus pects Chelsea is faking h er medical emergency, and Victor sur prises Nikki with a romantic dinner. Marva Blue and Thelma Daniels, respectively attended a Prison Crusade Banquet. Curtis Lane (r), assistant to the Mayor of Tampa, presented the key to the city to Dr. W..alter Massey, president of Morehouse College at the Region II Conference Dinner: ., 5 :D C/) m z m r-m c r r-gJ z c m r-Ci) ::1: m c m c! m C/) -< )> z c ., :D -< Some of the guests at the Dawson Party were: Robert Crosby, VariceCrosby, Audrey .Brightman, Larry McKenion, Sandra McZier and Marsha Thomas. '..., U1


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Happv Valentine's oav 3BAYBAY4 MBMBABY You made it another year, Hubby! We want to wish you a Happy Birthday and Valentine's Day. We love and miss you so mu,ch and can't wait until you come home! TRUE LOVE Love always, your wifey, Jessica, and beautiful. children, BJ, Nuna, and "All I need in this life of sin, is me and my boyfriend!" Love you, Baby! Smooches. SHARDAY LEON Happy Valentine s Day to the love of my life (Leon), my baby's father and friend. Love always, your better half, Sharday. life Is Too Short NOBlE G AND KEITH G Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness ... Laugh when you can ... Apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change. Love deeply and forgive quickly. Take chances, give every thing and have no regrets!!! Life is too short to be unhappy, you have to take the good with the bad. Smile when you're sad. Love what you've got and always remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget! Learn from your mistakes, but never regret, people change and things go wrong, but always remember life goes on ... The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller "T1 m m ::0 c: )> ::0 -< "T1 r 0 ::0 c )> CJ) m z ::! z m r m c: r r m ::! z "C c: m !: CJ) :X: m c m < m ::0 -< -i c: m CJ) c )> z c .,_ .::c c


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Valentine Wishes Happv Valentine's oav MARK-1 AND MS. MONE I can't let you go and I mean that. You are my girl, my lover, my homie, and best friend. Now, will you be my Mrs. Lynn? FREAKY TY, SHUTHEY, AND .NAT Happy 25th birthday, Freaky Ty. Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Be In His 80's This "'ea Take The First Step In Faith. 1 You Don't Have To See The Whole Staircase, Just Take The First Step. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. "Helping STHR SOUTH TAMPA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER Medicare I Medicaid I HMO I Short-Tenn Rehab & Long-Tenn Care 124 HR Nursing Care 4610 S. Manhattan Ave. I Tampa, Fll33611 !Tel: 813.839.5311 I www.mysthr.com One Big Happv Familv MARK, MS. MONE, MIKE, MARLEY, MARLYN, AND NIA EBONY AND ANTINORRIS (TC) Behind every man, there is a strong woman. A family .that prays together stays together. Happy Valentine's Day, I love you. Meetin THABoard Meeting Wednesdav The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Au thority of the City of Tampa will have a Special Meeting on Wednesday February 15, 2012, 8 a. ni. The meeting will be held in the Board Room, 1529 Main St. The meeting is open to the public. Hazel S. Harvey is the Chair. Local Businesses Plagued Bv Credit Card Fraud -4 c: m CJ) c }< ., m III ::0 c Several businesses in Tampa were recently affected by credit )> card fraud. Tampa Police said the theft of personal information was obtained computers. ..... According to a spokesperson for the Tampa Police Department, 1\) several restaurants and gas stations have been affected. "The com-o puters systems were hacked by viruses that tracked all of the in-formation. But they should be secured now. "However, at the gas stations, people were placing skimmers on the pumps. We can remove them and they can return the next day and place another one on. They place a devise on the pump and when the people use their credit cards, it records the information. "We are advising people to go inside rather than to pay at the pumps, or to use cash," the spokesperson said. NAACP To Hold MonthiV General MembershiP Meeting Members of the Hillsborough County Branch of the NAACP will hold their monthly General Membership Meeting at Oak Hill Mis sionary Baptist Church, 4202 E. Palifox Street. The meeting will take place on Thursday, February 16th, 7 p.m., Rev. Victor Ball is the host pastor. During the meeting, a speaker will provide updates on the Ed ucation Program. Anyone with any concerns are encouraged to at tend the meeting During the meeting, those in attendance will also discuss com munity issues and cpncerns. For questions, contact the Bran ch Office at 813-234-8683, or visit the website at www.hillsborough-0 ::0 naacp .o rg. Dr. Carolyn H. Collins is the Branch President; Rev. Jay Jackson is the Religious Affairs Chairman; and Ms. Pat Spencer is the Branch Secretary. INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THIS HISTORIC EVENT FEATURING uuniHLU L. DOWRIDGE, JR. Motivational Guru & Actor "FREDERICK DOUGLASS" Also Starring An "AWESOME VARIETY OF ACTS11 From The Tampa Bay Community WHERE: THE BEAUTIRJL STRAZ THEATER 1010 N. WC MACINNES PlACE, TAMPA, R.ORIDA 33602 DATE: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, 2012 GALLERIA: 5PM -6PM SHOWTIME: &PM -8PM Cheese & Wine Served V.I.P. Pictures With FREDERICK DOUGLASS PJus More TICKET PRICES: V.I.P. $35.00 GENERAL ADMISSION $20.00 IN ADVANCE $25.00 DAY OF THE SHOW $10.00 CHILDREN UNDER 12 YRS. OF AGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT CAll: (813) 394 -6363 (813) 37 4 -5467 THIS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT! A DLD -ICE CREAM MAGAZINE PRODUCED EVENT 2012 c )> CJ) m z :::! z m r-aJ c r rm :::! z "'D c: III r-Cii ::1: m e -m < m ::0 -< -4 c: m CJ) c )> z c


.. HistorH ; Former Advisor To President Dentist was First To on. I Obama To Speak AI caner G. Selective Service Board Woodson lecture Serle s In addition to providing ,:._ dental service to the African < American community, Dr. C John L. Hewitt, Sr., fil Atto,rney Charles attract many of the Bay served in other capacities. :::1 Ogletree, Jr. Will Speak area's elected officials, comHe often met with communi-._ on Grooming Young munity leaders, professionty leaders and elected offi-Men to be Leaders, als and young adults. The cials to address sensitive Mentors and Role. 25th Annual Dr. Carter G. issues Models Woodson Lecture Series is Dr. Hewitt became the The Gamma Omicron Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will celebrate the legend of Dr. Carter G. Woodson with its signature lecture series on Saturday, March 31st. The Bay Area based chapter will welcome an expected 400 guests for an evening of 1ntellect,' recognition and encouragement. The theme for the 25th ATIY.CHARLES OGLETREE, JR. is currently the director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard. hosted at the Hyatt first African American to Regency, Tampa (211 N. serve on the Selective Tampa St.) and will feature Service Board in a cocktail reception at 6 p. Hillsborough County. He m. and dinner at 7 p. m. was one of the founding Tickets and more inforriia-board members of the tion are available .at Community Federal Savings www.gam-maomicron-& Loan which boule.org. was the first African The Bou'le Lecture is American owned banking named for Dr. Carter G. institution in Tampa. Woodson (also a member), Dr. Hewitt opened his whose seminal work The dental office in East Tampa DR.JOHNL HEWITT, SR., D.D.S: in 1960 and continued to treat patients until his death in 1992. A Tampa native, he was a member of several professional, civic, and social organizations, includ ing the Tampa Urban League and the NAACP edition of the lecture series is "Embracing Our Greatest 9 Asset: Leaders, Mentors and fE Role Models." The c evening's keynote speaker is :i Hatvard law professor, > Charles Ogletree, Jr. He < Ogletree was the attor ney for fellow Harvard pro fessor Skip Gates when he was arrested outside of his own home in 2009. He also served as an advisor to President Obama ) The lecture series will Miseducation of the Negro, first published in 1933, influenced generations of scholarship in soci ology, psychology, education and economics. Dr. WoodSon is the founder of Black History Month. Financial Business Seminar Held At Children's Board c CIJ w ._ ii: w > w c w ::1: CIJ :i m :::1 West Tampa Citizens Asked To Take Pan In Occupv Tampa Activities BY LEON B. CREWS ll. Sentinel Staff Writer z i= w The Occupy Tampa camp :j on the corner of Main Street :::1 and Albany Avenue in West Tampa has been a distracW tion to say the least. Many West Tampa residents don't z know why they are there, m what they stand for, and c( what they are doing to deal C with their problems. a: Since meeting with sorrie g West Tampa leaders, the LL Occupy Tampa group has tried to close ranks with the citizens of West Tampa through rallies and marches. However, the turnout at these events has been ,sparse, and the Occupy Tampa group is trying to find a way to draw people out. "We want the citizens around here to know what we're all about and what we're trying to do to get things changed," said Becky. "We believe the effort we're making will result in everyone's benefit, and we understand the problems and hardships the people of West Tampa have to deal with." Still, the group wants to see more people coming out to their rallies and other public functions. "V\fe can't help things change in this community if the people aren't a part of our effort," said Becky. "It's important that the cit. izens come out, tell us what's going on in their lives, and then we can work together to make things better." Some West Tampa citizens have said they think things are fine the way they are, and they don't appreciate having a spotlight on them, nor do they want increased media presence or national attention. "They have told us to leave them alone, and they don't need our help, said Becky. "They said we are making things worse by drawing more cops into the area, and that our camp is more of a homeless shelter than a stag ing area for an activist move ment." E ffo :rts are currently underway to have the Occupy Tampa group meet with the resident association leaders of West Tampa and some clergy. They also want to kllow what they can do to bring economic relief to the area. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS 0 ,.... The Paideia School of Tampa Bay Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs; and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin In administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Last month, a Financial Business Seminar was held at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County. Jim Parrish was th. e speaker for the event. The theme of the day was "Surviving And Thriving in A Recession!" (Photographs by Toby Scott). Christopher S. Fils was satisfied with the answers he received to his many questions. Sarai Turner, a bright 6-year-old, took notes during the event. Anthony Guyden, Erfilie Petitfort, Bill Trotman, the. Event Coordinator, and Jim Parrish, who was the speaker, made sure everyone. received the information needed to own and operate a successful buSiness. THE WOMEN OF FIRST JOHN M.B. CHURCH PRESENT: RRST JOHN 111.8. CHURCH Saturday. FEBRUARY 18,2012 9A.M. 3412 E. 7t11 Avenue Tampa, FL 33805 813:241-8400 KIIIBERLEE tiLL *PASTOR GREGORY T. HIU First LMiy


OCa Even if Bobby's actions m Conv-ICted Cop KI-ller somehow influenced Whit-ney at some point, she was still ultimately responsible ;, Sentenced To oeath forchoosingherpath.Much m in the same way that we are ::c all accountable and forced to CPL. MICHAEL ROBERTS .. Killed in the line of duty August 2009 BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Friday morning, a Hillsborough Circuit judge sentenced a man to die for the murder of a Tampa Po lice officer. A jury convicted him in November 2011. After rendering a guilty verdict, the jury panel also decided by an 8-4 vote, that Humberto Delgado, Jr., 36, should receive the death penalty for his crime. On Friday, Judge Emmett Lamar Battles wrote in the sentencing order, "The court is reasonably con vinced that the defendant was under the influence of an extreme mental or emotional disturbance at the time he killed Cpl. Roberts. The court is reasonably con vinced that the defendant's ability to conform his con duct to the requirements of the law was impaired, albeit not substantially." Judge Battles then or. dered that Delgado stand for the verdict. ... Humberto Delgado, Jr., is hereby sentenced to be put to death in the manner pre scribed by law for the mur der of Cpl. Michael Roberts." In accordance with the law, the death penalty sen tence is under automatic ap peal. Widow Speaks Ms. Cindy Roberts, wife of the slain officer said while addressing Delgado "You should not be here .... Like a coward you have re mained silent and you are not remorseful. ... You pistol whipped him when he was unconscious. He was no HUMBER TO DELGADO, JR. .. Sentenced to death threat to you. "You purposefully shot him through the lungs and the heart. I hope that when your time comes, you, too will choke on your own blood... You should not be here. When you finally leave this world, you can join your eternal father, the devil. You and the devil can dance in the darkness in hell, where all evil starts," Mrs. Roberts said. Defense attorneys had ar gued throughout the trial and during the presentenc ing phase that Delgado suf fered from mental disorders that prevented him from being responsible for his ac tions. During the trial, two psy chologists and a psychiatrist testified that Delgado suf fers from bipolar disorder with psychotic features. Two of the three experts testified that Delgado was sane, but his acts were not premedi tated. On August 19, 2009, Tampa Police Corporal Michael Roberts observed Delgado pushing a shop ping cart near the intersec tion of Artie Street and Nebraska Avenue. Cpl. Roberts, 38, ap proached Delgado and the two began fighting. The fight continued, and the Delgado ran across the street with the officer following him. The two began to fight again and Delgado pulled a handgun and pistol-whipped him. Delgado fired a single fatal shot striking Cpl. Roberts on the right side of the chest. Delgado surrendered after a brief search. (813) 248-1921 Greatest love For Whitnev You ever had one of those weeks? The kind that seems to progressively get worse? If not, then consider yourself blessed. Mine started with the flu bug crawling up my nose. Later on, I had a falling out with a friend who had been more like a brother for over 20 years. And, it ended with the death of a woman who once represented my ideal concept of feminine beauty. When the news hit that Whitney Houston was found dead inside of a Cali fornia hotel room, it felt like a piece of my adolescence was lost with her. Not only was her music a main part of any 8os soundtrack, she was the standard that my 13year-old self went by when I first began pursuing the op posite sex. With her smooth choco late skin, gorgeous smile, long neck, perfect bone structure and that amazing voice, Whitney Houston was that chick. And, even though my taste changed as I got older to a preference for more curvaceous body types, Whitney remained on my boyhood fantasy list from 1985 until approxi mately 1995. For me she ranked somewhere between Actress Nia Long and that Black girl from the television show Saved By The Bell. As I write this, it's hard for me to imagine having future conversations about this iconic woman in the past tense. I mean, we're talking about Whitney Houston. And much like Michaei Jackson, she seemed big ger than life itself. The fact that she's gone also, is al most inconceivable. If someone would have told any of us six years ago that both Whitney and Michael, two of the biggest superstars in history, would be dead before their 51st birtpdays, we would have looked at that person like they were completely insane. But, here we are in 2012 and each of them is lost to us for ever. Inevitably, because of Whitney and her husband, Bobby Brown's, well-documented issues with sub stance abuse, someone will point the finger at bad-boy Bobby and say that he was the catalyst for the downfall of an American princess. But, the truth is, no one re ally knows which one started the other down the wrong deal with the consequences ::t1 of our own deviant behavior. -< ...a. Her death is a somber re-minder of that. II.) 0 Sadly, In the end, Whit-;:;:; ney's life played out like a textbook Hollywood tragedy. A young woman who shot to fame on the top of a rocket and crash-landed back on Earth when she attempted to go even higher inside the confines of a crack pipe. When former Beatie John Lennon was murdered in New York City, in 1980, they called it"The Day The Music Died." Of course, that wasn't the case. Music on through the thousands of artists who've come along since. But even as it continues to thrive, with the "gone too soon" passing's of once-in-a lifetime singing sensations like Whitney Houston, it's heart seems to beat just 0 that much slower ... R.I.P. Anyone wanting to con-)> tact Clarence Barr can en reach him at: Clarence Barr, II, 43110-018; Ben--f z nettsville F.C.I.; P. 0. m Box 52020; Ben-r nettsville, SC 29512; or by email at r clarence.barr798@g-h; mail.com. Reality On -f Ice is by the Florida Z Sentinel Bulletin Publish-ing Company. u; ::::t m c


fj: <( :::: Tampa's Manin luther King Parade Warm sunny weather brought out hundreds along Tampa s w Martin Luther King Parade route on January 16, 2012 The LL parade traveled from 15th Street, east on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. to 22nd Street north and disbursed at Middleton High en School. (Photos by Lomax Mcintyre and Frederick Harris) 1--Members of Nelson Mandela Lodge #6 participated in the parade: Eric Parker, Bert Ponder, Chris Reddick, Ron Combs, and Richard McCalpine. Prevention & Education Extractions Crowns & Bridges Dentures Partials Root Canal Therapy Repair & Relines Gold Crown (Real) Available *Patient Relaxation Assisting with crowd control, Major Curtis Flowers (Sheriff's Office), Captain Rocky Ratliff (Tampa Police Dept.), and Major Sank Montoute (Sheriff's Office). Grace Buckhorn and Mayor Bob Buckhorn. County Commissioner Les and his wife, former City Councilwoman Gwen Miller handing out beads. Sharman McRae Of Upward Bound, USF. Buffalo Soldiers that were a part of the parade were: first row, Joey Henderson, Yomika McCalpine, Armoni Lubin, Lashonda Green, Verlyn Crompton, Shyanne Hardy and Toni (Antionette) Stokes. Second row, Eddie Starling, Patricia Mosley, Alex Thompson, Jonathan Norris, Marchant Stokes and David Miller. Christ of Calvary Community Church float was in the parade. SWAT Youth campaign giving against tobaeco. Deltas Bernetta Carter and Della Gaddie.


__ (/) Familv, Fans Mourn Whitnev Houston With Tears, Pravers LOS ANGELES -From the New Jersey church where Whitney Houston's singing career first took flight to the Beverly Hills hotel where her life abruptly ended, family and fans of the pop diva expressed their grief on Sunday with prayer, tears and raw anguish. Houston's only child, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, 18, was taken .by paramedics from the hotel to nearby Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Sunday suffering from anxiety, Beverly Hills po lice and fire officials said. Brown, was reported to have been enraged at authori ties at not being allowed into the hotel room where her mother's was found. Cause Of Death A Mystery Houston, whose soaring .voice lifted her to the top of the pop music world, but whose personal decline was fueled by years of drug abuse, died on Saturday afternoon in a fourth-floor room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She was 48. Police and the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office were continuing their investigation to determine a cause of death Police said there was no im mediate sign of foul play. Investigators were trying to discern whether she might have drowned in a bathtub shortly before she was set to attend the pre-Grammy gala. Houston was reportedly disheveled, sweaty and smelling of alcohol, and was behaving erratically when she stopped by the Hilton two days earlier, accompanied by her daughter, for rehearsals. She was seen flailing her hands frenetically, skipping around the ballroom and wan dering aimlessless through the lobby. Houston's family ex pressed their grief in a brief statement issued on Sunday. "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Whitney. This is an unimaginable tragedy and we will miss her terribly," it said. "We appreci ate the outpouring oflove and support from her fans and friends. Ex-Husband 'Deeply.Saddened' In a separate statement is sued R&B singer Bobby Brown said, "I am deeply saddened at the passing of my exwife Whitney Houston." Brown, who is Bobbi Kristina's father, was de scribed by ; m unnamed rela tive as "beside himself' with grief. Coroners removed Hous-WHITNEY HOUSTON ton's body from the Beverly Hilton after midnight through a back door to avoid the crush of media set up to cover her death. Typically, coroners conduct an autopsy within a day or two, which point they might release some preliminary in formation about the death. If drugs or alcohol are involved, however, an official cause of death would not be released until after toxicology tests, which could take six to eight weeks Houston;s songs were al ready dominating Internet music sales early on Sunday. Her album Whitney Houston The Greatest Hits was the top seller in the music cate gory on Amazon. com, and her signature hit, I Will Always Love You," was the No. 1 download at iTunes Over the course of a 30-year career in which she estab lished herself as one of the most-admired and influential singers of her time, Houston won six Grammys, 30 Billboard awards and 22 Ameri can Music Awards. The soundtrack for the hit movie in which she starred, '"The Bodyguard,"was among the best-selling film tracks ever. By the early 1990s, Houston's success on stage was ac-: companied by an increasingly troubled personal life In 1992 she married singer Bobby Brown and their tumultuous 14 years together were marred by drug abuse and domestic violence. The last 10 years of Houston's life were dominated by drug use, rumors of relapses and trips to rehab. Grammys Honor Houston With an opening pra y e r and a moving trib ute from Jennifer Hudson, JENNIFER the Grammy HUDSON A w a r d s played the part of impromptu memorial for Whitney Houston just a day after the six-time Gram my winner was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room. After an opening number by Bruce Springsteen, the 54th Grammy Awards ad dressed what was on every viewers mind: the death of Whitney Houston the day before. "There is no way around this," host LL Cool J said at the top of his monologue. "We've had a death in our family. At least for me, the only thing that feels right is to begin with a prayer ... for our fallen sister, Whitney Houston." Grammy producers had to scramble to address Houston's death and assemble a tribute to the fallen star. Ken Ehrlich announced that Jennifer Hudson would per form a "respectful musical tribute," along with Chaka Khan and possibly others. In the end, Hudson took the darkened stage solo a few minutes bef0re 11 p.m for a stirring tribute to Houston. Her voice, alone, rang out across the stage and for a moment the audience could be fooled into thinking it was Houston performing one of her biggest hits, I Will Always Love You. Clearly holding back tears, she concluded the song with the words, ''Whitney, we love -we love you," and left the stage to rousing applause. Less than an hour before the live show, Khan, who originally sang one of Hous ton's biggest hits, "''m Every Woman, backed out. "As I grieve the loss of my friend and 'little sister,' I don't feel it appropriate to perform at this time," the singer tweeted. "Continue to pray for the family." Whitney Houston's Body Found In Bathtub: Confirmed As widely rumored, Whitney Houston's body was in deed found partially submerged in a bathtub in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton on Sahtrday. After attempting CPR for about 20 minutes, paramedics pronounced Houston dead at 3:55p.m. It is believed that Houston. The superstar s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown was hospitalized for stress on Sun qay in the wake of her mother s shocking death. The 18-year-old, whose dad is Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown, is having a total breakdown, an insider says. "She is freaking out, uncon trollably sobbing. We thought she was trying to kill herself. Everybody is worried." Readers Respond To Sudden Death 01 Whitnev Houston c l< 'T1 m IXJ :::c BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Saturday evening, the country was shocked as the news that Ms. Whitney Houston had died. The death of the 48years-old su perstar remains under inves tigation. In 1991, Ms. Houston sang the Star Spangled Banner during the Super Bowl at Tampa Satdiqr. Her rendition of the song made the Billboard charts and has yet to be rivaled. Some Tampa residents shared their feelings on her sudden death. Ms. Khaliah Fleming said, "Totally unexpected .... such an in credible and amazing voice, yet such a sad life story We will never have another voice like hers!" Billy Wheeler said, "Her voice was God-given; Whitney was born to sing She was beau tiful, intelli gent, and regal. She was also human. I've had her on my prayer list for the last few years, and I believe she has arrived at the peace she sought. She leaves a wonder ful legacy of music and life for us to celebrate. I pray that her family finds comfort during this time of separation." Ms. Pat Spencer said, "Having en. joyed listening to Whitney Houston since the late 8os, I am dev astated at her passing. My feelings were ex pressed through the prayer offered by LL Cool J at the opening of the Grammy Awards last night." Danny Green said, "The death of Whitney has come as a complete shock. I had the great honor of meeting Whitney backstage at the 2010 BET Honors. Know ing her personally has really affected me; I feel like I've lost a friend. Her talents exceeded the highest expectations. My fa vorite songs by Whitney are I Will Always Love You and C I Have Nothing. Her acting role in The Bodyguard was -< outstanding, which certainly opened the doors for many N artists to introduce acting to g their careers. Whitney's N great talents and powerful voice along with her presence will certainly be missed." Ms. Andrea White said, "A great loss when even any member passes in the com munity, re-Houston in high school in the 8os. My prayers go out to her precious daugh ter, Bobbi Khristina, and Ms. Houston' s family. She will always be cherished and missed by her fans God bless you Ms. Whitney Houston, and may you soul have peace now." 'T1 r 0 :::c c )> (/) m z :::! z m r IXJ c r r m :::! z Keto Hodges said, "I was saddened by the passing of "'D Whitney at the fairly young 5ij age of 48 on the eve of the r Grammy's an event she dam-inated throughout her storied m musical career. I am most C prayerful for her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, now 18 who m has seen more than her fair. share of tragedy, triumph and -4 chaos since her early child-ffi hood. cn "L hope that people take this time to reflect on positive < memories of a historic figure, but most of all a real person." C Andre Walker said, "I 'T1 was in the airport at Newark's Liberty Airport several years ?< ago. I saw Whitney, Bobby and friends in the Concourse. Whitney was loud and somewhat rude. Running through the airport as if she was a kid. Wig turned to one side and looking a mess. "She almost ran. over a lit tle girl walking with her mom. We boarded a plane headed to Atlanta, both she and Bobby exhibited weird and strange behavior. "Extremely h)rperactive behavior, loud talking, using profanity, etc. Whitney's ad diction played a very important role in her demise. Her beautiful voice almost totally gone, a victim of her addiction and lifestyle. I am' a firm bethat God giveth and he will take it away. Whitney never appreciated the gifts that was given to her by God." ...... w


arts Tampa Native Makes High School Historv BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer ::( :I 3 Former Tampa resident, :J Dominic Herring-Ratcliffe, has made history as the first African American to make the lacrosse team at St. Augustine High School. Now, he may follow in the footsteps of the legendary Jim Brown, who was a star on .Syracuse University's football and lacrosse teams. Brown was also considered the best lacrosse player in the nation during that time. Herring-Ratcliffe's mother, Nicole Brown, said her son is an avid ath lete and very active. ... "He knew nothing about ::( lacrosse initially. He plays :! football, and when the seaE son was over, he tried out ::l for the team as a way of i staying conditioned. ... "He was told later by the coach that he had made hisf) u :::> ... DOMINIC HERRING-RATCLIFFE tory as the first African American t Q make the te am in the school's history. Ms. Brown said she understands lacrosse is a sport African Americans aren't exposed to, and her son is very excited over the honor. "Dominic is a sophomore and likes lacrosse so much, he plans to stay with it throughout high school career. I knew absolutely nothing about lacrosse, so I had to go on the internet. His high school is holding a clinic for parents so they can learn more about the sport." 1: u > u ) u t f) J c :::> L. i!: Kobe Brvantlaughed When Fan Yelled 'She wasn't With You Shooting In The Gvm' KOBE BRYANT Kobe Byrant stands to lose $75 million in the divorce settlement with his wife, Vanessa, and he has been receiving a lot of s up port from his fans. Kobe's mostl y mal e supporters have gone public with their opposition to the settle:r;nen t. Complex reports that a fan shot video of Bryant at a restaurant and ye lled a popular l yric from Drake referencing Bryant's break-up: 'She wasn't with yo u shooting in the gym.' Ex-Red Sox Pitcher Admits To Cocaine use DENNIS BOYD Former Red Sox pitcher, Dennis Boyd, has come clean and admitted to hav ing used cocaine during his MLB career. When rumors of Boyd's drug use surfaced people assumed he had been using steroids. Dennis 'Oil Can' Boyd admitted he con sumed cocaine many times before games. Tiger Comes Up Shon At Pebble Beach Pro-Am TIGER WOODS PEBBLE BEACH Calif. -Tiger Woods has h a d many memorable rounds a t famed Pebble Beach Golf Links. Sunday's wasn't one of them. Woods, making his first PGA Tour start of the year b ega n the final round of the AT& T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am four shots off the l ead, but never got on track ed in cool, overcast conditions. Struggling on the greens, he slipped to a 3-over-par 75 and tied for 15t h nin e strokes behind winner Phil Mickelson. Giants' Pierre-Paul BacksOutOI wrestling Match Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants considered making an appear ance on TNA Wrestling, but now appears to be backing out. TNA and Spike TV offi cials thought they had final ized a deal to pit the Giants' defensive end against Kurt Angle at a TNA television taping in Orlando. Bailey, though, said Pierre-Paul had not signed off on the deal. Pierre-Paul, 23, was the No. 15 overall pick in the 2010 draft. The Giants' sec-JASON PIERRE-PAUL ond-year star was a key piece of the defensive line that led New York to victory in Super Bowl XL VI. Steelers Won't Keep Hines ward PITTSBURGH Steelers' wide receiver Hines Ward wants to retire with the Pittsburgh Steelers offering to restructure his contract to do it Ward posted on his Facebook page Saturday that he's already told the Steelers he s willing to work with them on altering his deal so he can remal.n with the team. Ward's comments came after it was reported the Steelers are planning to cut the fran-HINES WARD chise' s all-time leading receiver. Holmes Staving Put With.Jets It appears Santonio Holmes is sticking around -just as the New York Jets said he would. B y remaining on the roster through the second day of the NFL s waiver period Tuesday, the talented, but troublesome w ide receiver will get $15.25 million in guaranteed mone y over the next two seasons. A clause in Holmes' five-year, $45 million contract, signed last offs eas on. Holmes' future appeared murky with the Jets after a tumultuous sea so n in which h e feuded with quarterback Mark Sanchez an d the offensive line, and was b e n c h e d during the season finale in SANTONIO HOLMES Miami for arguing in the huddle. Still, owner Woody Johnson, general manager Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan all insisted that Holmes would remain with the team despite the squabbles.


Sports Spike Lee Thanked Mark Jackson For Jeremvlin SPIKE LEE And MARK JACKSON New York Knicks point guard Jere my Lin has been an overnight sensation in the Big Apple, and noted Knick fan and movie producer Spike Lee sent Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson a text message thanking him for making the ex-Harvard guard so easy to pick up. "I got a text message from Spike Lee this morning," Jackson said Saturday. "I had nothing to do with Jeremy Lin. I never saw him do a layup. So for the people ... stop asking me. He never practiced for us so leave me out of it." Lin has scored 114 points over his last four games, which have resulted in four New York victories. Ali Among Hundreds Anending Dundee Funeral CLEARWATER, FL-Hall of Fame boxing trainer Angelo Dundee was remembered Friday as a mas ter motivator and a man who left a legac y of kindness that was just as impressive as what he accomplished in the ring molding a record 15 world champions, including Muhammad Ali. Ali was among about 6oo people who paid final respects at the Countryside Christian Center. The self proclaimed Greatest" wore a black suit and sunglasses and sat in front of the casket and a stage lined with flowers pictures, paintings, and a pair of red boxing gloves sitting on a stool. Ali's wife, Lonnie, spoke MUHAMMAD ALI during the service on behalf of her husband, who has Parkinson's disease. "He used to call us all the time and say it doesn t cost nothing to be nice. .. It was like his mantra," she said. Whenever we saw Angelo there was a smi l e of his fa.;:e. He was always a happy guy." r 1-4 & 301 -Tampa www.FioridaStateFair.com t!!l e NBA's First Black Plaver To Be Honored EARL LLOYD ATLANTA-Earl iJoyd remembers. when he suited up for the Washington Capitols more than 6o years ago as the first Black to play in an NBA game and wondering if he would make a good enough impression to stick around. Lloyd and the Capitols lost the game. But he played well enough to earn a roster spot and break the color barrier in a league that had only three Black players in 1950. Now, as part of Black History Month, the 83-year -old Hall of Farner was honored for his breakthrough at halftime of the Atlanta Hawks-Miami Heat game on Sunday J.R. Smith Set To Return From China J.R. SMITH After spending the last few months playing in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), it appears J .R. Smith is heading back to the states Smith wrote Saturday on his Twitter account that he would be returning to the United States on Wednesday. That would make the unrestricted free agent available for any number of teams to sign. J .R. Smith spent last season in Denver, but will be a free agent once he returns. SAMANTHA Returning by popular demand once again on this chilly day is the lovely and vivacious Samantha, this time as our beauty Unlimited feature. In case you missed. her last week, here's a quick recap. Samantha enjoys modeling and posing for the camera, and she lights up every room she enters. She also has a serious side, and is very much interested in becoming an entrepreneur and extending her hand to help others. When it comes to the man in her life, he must be a strong-willed person who can follow as well as lead, handsome, self-reliant, humorous, and very much in touch with himself. Congratulations to Sarnantha 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, includ ing a contact number to: lcrews@flsentjnel.com. Is Now Available At: (New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Zephryhills) Sweet Bay 6425 County Line Bruce B. Downs Tampa, FL 3364 7 Supermarket (Home Depot Plaza) Bruce B Downs Blvd Tampa, FL 33647 ., r-0 ::rJ c )> CJ) m z ::! z m r-m c: r rm ::! z ""D c: m !: CJ) :I: m c m < m -4 c: m CJ) c l> z c ., ::r.Jc (1'1


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This brings Kanye West's award total for the night to four. "Otis" was the lead single, if you're not c ounting "H.A.M.," from Jay-Z and Kanye West's platinum Watch The Throne album. Got Protestil Music Mogul Simmons Mad Over Milk RUSSELL SIMMONS Music mogul Russell Simmons wants New York's governor to pull the plug on milk from cows. The hip-hop impresario writes in a letter to Andrew Cuomo milk should no longer be the state's official beverage. Simmons, a vegan who has taken on several animal rights causes with People for the Ethical Treatment of An imals, says milk from cows is less healthy than milk from rice, almonds or soy. He says that he knows dairy is big business in New York, but says other indus tries could spring up in its place. Simmons and Cuomo go way back. They're both from Queens, and they worked together a decade ago to help soften New York's strict drug laws. Humphries Not Seeking Cash In Divorce K r i s Humphries has made it clear that he does not want any of his es tranged wife, Kim Kar-KRIS dashian 's HUMPHRIES fortune, but wants the divorce granted on his terms, including admit ting that the reality star mar ried him under false pretenses. Even though the couple does have an iron clad pre nup, Kardashian's camp is open to some financial nego tiation to end the marriage amicably, but Kris' lawyer has conveyed to the Kim's attorney that he does not want her money. 'The Vow' Wins Box OHice: Beats Out sate House And 'Star Wars With $41.1M LOS ANGELES Love triumphed over action at the weekend box office with a No. 1 debut for the romantic drama "The Vow." Studio Sunday show that the love story starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum took in $41. 7M to come in ahead of two new action tales and the first 3-D "Star Wars" reis sue Landing a close second with $39.3M was Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds' action thriller "Safe House." Coming in solidly at No. 3 was Dwayne Johnson's family action se quel "Journey 2: The Myste rious Island" with $27.6M. And adding to George Lucas' riches was the 3-D premiere of "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, II which was No. 4 with $23M. That raises the lifetime domestic total for "Phantom Menace to $454.1M. 1. "The Vow," $41.7M ($9.7M international). 2. "Safe House," $39.3M ($10.2M international). 3 ''Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," $27.6M ($25.5M international). 4. "Star Wars: Episode IThe Phantom Menace" in 3-D, $23M ($2o.sM interna tional). 5 "Chronicle," $12.3M. 6. "The Woman in Black," $10.3M 7 "The Grey," $5.1M. 8. "Big Miracle," $3.9M ($400,000 international). 9. "The Descendants," $3.sM. 10. "UnderworldAwaken ing," $2.5M. Babv Blue lvv carter Photo Revealed BEYONCE And Daughter, BLUE IVY CARTER Fans of Jay-Z and Beyonce's much discussed daughter, Blu Ivy, have fi nally been treated to inti. mate photos of the super couple's newborn. A tumblr page, Hello Blue Ivy Carter, features photos of both Beyonce and Jay-Z holding their child as well as close ups of the baby. A message on the page reads: "We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during beautiful time in our lives. -The Carter Family" Nevos Girlfriend Is 'Adopting' 48 African Children Ne-Yo's gir:lfriend, Monyetta Shaw, will be 'adopting 48 African chil dren. This does not rriean that she will be gaining physical custody of the kids She will be taking responsibility for their monetary necessities. Shaw will be spending $20,0000, which is the chil dren's living cost for a year. Each child is said to need $30 of living expenses per month. An Atlanta actress, Monyetta Shaw has agreed to "adopt" "48 chil-MONYETTASHAW ANDNE-YO dren in the African nation of Swaziland. suue Knight Arrested LAS VEGAS -Marion "Suge" Knight is facing a March court date in Las Vegas following his arrest on a 2009 traffic warrant and a new misdemeanor drug charge, authorities said. The former Death Row Records executive, 46, was stopped driving a black Bentley with California li. cense plates about 5:30 p.m. last Wednesday Knight was issued an un safe lane change summons and arrested on a warrant stemming from previous traffic infractions. He also was charged with possession of less than one a controlled substance and re leased from jail without bail. Knight is due March 12 in Las Vegas Municipal Court, where court spokeswoman Jill Christensen said he was sought on a March 2009 warrant for failure to appear SUGEKNIGHT on three traffic violations following too closely, failure to surrender a suspended li cense plate and being a non resident driving on a suspended or revoked driver's license. The original charges stemmed from a traffic stop in November 2008. No charge was immediately filed on the misde meimor drug charge, which would be handled in Las Vegas Justice Court.


Memoriams HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY RYAN JOSEPH HEMINGWAY SAMB0#3 We carry the memories of you in our hearts. You're just away, no eyes have seen, no ears have heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love you: Miss you, Sambo. Mom, Baby Boy, family and friends. ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAM DORETHA HOLMES BLAYLOCK (YAR, YAR) 6/25/32-2/11/03 Happy anniversary, Yar, Yar, we miss you. The time has gone by so fast, but we know you are with the Lord. So mom, sleep in heavenly peace, until we all can be together again. I'll keep on praising Jesus and thanking Him for His goodness. Her children arise up, and c:all her blessed. PROVERBS 31:28. u.tour tiunilytnke care of)U.lrfimli!y. We are the key ton fine and quality service MISS KISSIN' ON YOU RYANSAMB03 HEMINGWAY I miss kissin' on you, I miss touching on you, I can' t stop thinking 'bout you. But, most of all... I miss you. R .I.P. Ryan Sambo3 Hemingway. Love always and forever, Cherry. FUNERAL HOME "Our Business Is Service" 3000 N. 29th Tampa, FL 33605 (800) 605-3350. (813) 248-6125 -.wilson-funeralhoma.com National c! (/) Missing Teen Samuell. Jackson Voted For Pres. Found Sate Obama 'Because He was Black' Naketa Leiba, 17 the c ol lege-bound teen who v anished almost two weeks ago has been found by detectives at a friend's apartment in Miramar, Florida. Leiba, who usually takes the bus home from her South Broward High School or makes the 25 minute walk by herself, called her mother, Sharon Leiba, for a ride on Wednes da y February 1. When her mother told her that she could not leave work immediately N aketa decided to walk home she never made it. Volunteers and police searched far and wide for the teen, with her family insisting that she was not the type of girl to run away. There s no evidence where are the phone records to show that she was corresponding with that friend There's no evi dence to show that she was with that friend. She was found in a home with no lights. N eketa gave a sworn statement that she ran away, and had not been coerced or held against her will. : Funerals Cost between $7,000 and $10,000 Protect Yourself Today. Call Now For Your FREE In Home Quote. Plans Starting At Only $20.00 Per Month Samuel L. Jackson made a surprising confession in the March issue of Ebony. I voted for Pres. Barack Obama because he was Black. Cause that' s why other folks vote for other people be cause they look like them. He contended that Pres. Obama's message wasn t im portant, since he believes most politicians will sa y a nything to get elected. SAMUEL L JACKSON \ m m ::0 c :J> ::0 -< Under Fire, President Obama 'Compromises' On Birth Control Rule PRES. BARACK OBAMA President Barack Obama on Friday abandoned his stand that religious organi zations must pay for free birth control for workers, scram bling to end a furor raging from the Catholic Church to Congress to his re-election foes. He demanded that insurance companies step in to pro vide the coverage instead. Pres. Obama's compro mise me ans ultimately that women would still get birth control without having to pay for it, no matter where they work. The president insisted he had stuck by that driving prin ciple even in switching his ap proach, and the White House vehemently rejected any char acterization that Pres. Obama had retreated under 0 ::0 pressure. Yet there was no doubt that Pres. Obama had found him self in an untenable position. He needed to walk back fast and find another route to his goal. c )> (/) m z ::! z m r Detroiters Wage Quiet war Against Neighborhood Drug Dealer-And Win m c r r m ::! z ., c m c (/) For about a decade residents of southwest De troit near Wood mere Cemetery existed in an un easy peace with the man called Mr. Pill. Aram Alkazoff known as one of the most prolific prescription drug dealers in Detroit was slowly destroying the neighborhood. Residents say that people associated with Dr. Pill started taking over abandoned houses in 2008, stripping them and threaten ing the neighbors who saw them do it Complaints mounted, first to police, then to elected offi cials and community and busi ness organizations that support southwest Detroit. In 2009, state Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat who represents the Woodmere-La wndale Springwells area, started the block club. That same year the Southwest Detroit Business Association adapted its nuisance-abate ment program for residents of the neighborhood. Dennis Nordmoe, execu tive director of Urban Neigh borhood Initiatives, based in :::1: m c m < m -i c m (/) c :!=< :J> southwest Detroit, urged resi-dents to get involved. Several residents, some :2 afraid, started compiling log C sheets in a process that lasted :!=< about two years. From the re ports came a ciear picture of the players in Dr. Pill's em pire -runn. ers ; buyers, even people who would provide transportation to the neighbor hood. Dr. Pill going to prison and being off the streets is a victory And the teamwork that made it possible is what sets southwest Detroit apart There's strong community groups. Strong business groups. Close contact with law enforcement, and folks that are willing to speak up he said. Esteban Castro agrees, but also sees a community with no choice. Folks had to speak up, he said, to save homes they C) can t alway5Jeave, and to pre-m serve of life.


Victim 01 Burglarv Chases Down Suspect ROBERT PEARSON On Sunday, Tampa Police arrested Robert Charles Pearson, 39, on a charge of burglary of a conveyance with assault or battery According to the report, an officer was on routine patrol when he saw a physical altercation between Azariah Hylton, 28, and Pearson at the Sunoco Station, 2317 Nebraska Avenue Police said Hylton had parked his vehicle at the Sunoco, got out of his car, and went into the store, leav ing his keys in the ignition and the driver' s window down Hylton then noticed Pearson inside of his vehicle and ran outside to confront him. Polic aid Pearson got out of the vehicle and punched Hylton in the face. He fled with Hylton chasing him : Hylton caught up with Pearson and held him on the ground .until officers arrived. Pearson is being held without bond. 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Last Friday, Henson, who is a journalist and creator of two popular blogs took his grandchild to a skating rink near his home as a reward for being a high achiever at school. The kindergartener grew tired of skating, so the pair decided to walk home rather than have his wife pick them up from the rink. After walking a distance from the rink, Henson felt as if he was being followed. Suddenly, someone called out to them, and it turned out to be a deputy constable. She told me to take my hand out of my pocket and to step away froni Ty, declaring that someone seen a White man chasing a Black girl and reported a possible kidnapping. Then she began asking the s-year-old about me 'cDo y ou know this man?" the deputy asked. "Yes, he 's my Grandpa," Ty said. "What did you say?" the deputy repeated. "He' s my Grandpa! Ty yelled, then rushed back over to me and grabbed hold of my leg "Okay," the deputy responded The constable asked for Henson's name and address, and he chose not to answer stating that if he was not being held for anything, he would like to take the child home. The woman complied and allowed Henson to leave. Just as Henson and Ty were approaching their home, a police cruiser that had passed them by after the con stable released them suddenly turned around and threw on his flashing lights. Four more police cars joined, surrounding Henson and Ty. Officers jumped out of their vehicles with tasers drawn, demanding that Henson throw up his hands and step away from the child. The officers grabbed the child and put her in the backseat of a vehicle. By now there were a total of nine to ten police cars surrounding Henson who was handcuffed and his granddaughter. Dispute lands Suspect In Jail COLIN AUSTIN A dispute with a woman Saturday night landed a man in jail. Tampa Police said Colin Austin, 30, had made sev eral threats to 21-year-old Twanda Neal. According to Neal, Austin went to her home on Brooks Street, and threw a piece of concrete through the window, just missing her. Aus.tin fled, but was arrested the next day. He is being held on a bond of $7,500. Man Pleads Guiltv In Plot To Jill President ULUGBEK KODIROV BIRMINGHAM Ala. -A. man from Uzbekistan pleaded guilty Friday to plotting with an Islamic terror orga nization in his home country to kill President Barack Obama with an automatic rifle he bought from an undercover federal agent in Alabama. Ulugbek Kodirov enter ed the plea during a hearing in Birmingham before U .S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon, an Obama appointee. Defense attorney Lance .Bell said the 22-year-old Kodirov avoided a potential life sentence by pleading guilty. He faces up to 30 years in prison, though Bell expected Kodirov to receive about half that. The judge also told Kodirov that he will face deportation once he's released from prison. Man Charged With Stabbing 11-Yeat-Oid ST. PETERSBURG-On February 12th, St. Petersburg Police officers responded to 1418 28th Street, North on a report of a person stabbed. Officers arrived at 1 a. m., and reported finding a 17-year-old female lying in an alley behind a home with sev eral stab wounds to her neck and upper body. Officers found the victim's boyfriend, Charles Dawson, 33, inside a bedroom of the residence armed with a kitchen knife. Dawson was suffering from several alleged self inflicted stab wounds to his ripper body and refused to drop the knife when the officers ordered him to do so. Officers who spoke to wit nesses at the scene reported that Dawson and the victim were having an argument inside the home when the vic tim left. Dawson reportedly followed her outside and the witnesses said they heard her screaming. They saw the victim lying in the alley with Dawson on top of her, stab-CHARLES DAWSON bing her. repeatedly. Dawson's mother came out and tried to pull her sop. away, but without success. Dawson went back inside the house, where police said he began to stab himself. The victim was reported to have life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized in criti cal condition. Dawson was also hospitalized, but officials said his injuries do not appear to be life threatening. He was charged with attempted mur der and remains hospitalized under police guard. UNCLE SANDY What's left to believe 2, 4, 7, 9 when the truth 12, 15, 18, 20 beconies a ue 24, 28, 30, 33 andthe lie becomes 37, 39, 44, 46 the truth 48, 50, 51, 55. 221-1800 1461 TIDIPI Park Plaza @ llabnska Ava. & scoa st. ii'C" r of J J."qC' Jn :!C; SIC" t'iJ: S .. Jl1 2 .. 2' ... C ": '::-8c1c e O.:'C o: ,1:;h us ,: .. :: : .. E .. .. i ::: ....... : : .. = ... ; .: : ...... 3 c : t:: : ::


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HCPS maintains general requirements applicable to all construction-related bids on the HCPS web site at http : /1168.254.1.35/documents/standards/index.htm Budget Design Project ($1,000s) Professional Site Visit Bids Due Mclane (0223FAC) $860 -$1 ,300 KPI Engineering Inc. 9 :00a.m. 3:00p.m. Feb. 17,2012 Mar. 7, 2012 HVAC Plants @ 3 Sites (South County, Turkey Creek, Davidsen) (0224FAC) $850 -$1 ,280 MES Group Note 1 3 :00p.m. Mar. 8, 2012 Forest Hills (0225FAC) $3,360 -$5, 040 Carastro and 3 :00p. m 3:00p.m Associates, Inc. Feb. 16, 2012 Mar. 19, 2012 Hunter's Green (0226FAC) $1 ,560 $2,340 KPI Engineering, 3:00p.m. 3 :00p.m. Inc Feb. 27,2012 Mar 23, 2012 Marshall (0227FAC) $3,620 $5,430 Anston3:00p.m 3:00p.m. Greenlees Inc Feb.20 2012 Mar. 5, 2012 Twin Lakes (0228FAC) $1,920-$2, 890 VoltAi r Consulting 3:00p.m. 3:00p.m. Engineers Feb. 17,2012 Mar 20, 2012 Monroe (0229FAC) $3,240 $4,870 OCI Associates 3:00p.m. 3:00p.m. Inc. Feb. 15 2012 Mar. 9, 2012 Shore (0230FAC) $2,000 $3,000 Lyle Engineering 3:00p. m 3:00p. m Group, Inc. Feb.21,2012 Mar. 21, 2012 1 South County : 9 : 00 a m Feb. 20; Turkey Creek: 11: 30 a.m., Feb. 20; Davidsen: 9:00 a.m., Feb 21. HCPS will host a non-mandatory pre-bid conference pertaining to all projects at 2:00 p .m. on February 15, 2012 at Monroe Middle School. Subsequently, prospective bidders will be afforded an opportunity for site visits according to schedules indicated above. (No other site visits will be accommodated.) Attendees must sign in and present a photo ID to gain access to the confe r ence and site visits The bid documents identify specific requirements for bid security, surety bonds, and insurance. The successful bidder must provide evidence of required insurance prior to proceeding with the work. As funding for these projects has been provided pursuant to The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), contracts for these projects shall require compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act. Bidders are subject to the HCPS Small Business Encouragement Program, as described in the bid documents. '\/<:7z:"".,. c_.-<:7rrz.rrzz-L, -zi.ry J<:7r-# .. Gornto Lake Road Extension Bids due to QGS: February 27,2012, prior to 9:00A.M. Fax to 813-633-3745 or Email to dixie@qgsdevelopment.com Please contact Dixie Lamoureux at 813-634-3326 or dixie@qgsdevelopment.com for plans, specifications, and additional information. Project Scope: Const r uct a new four lane divided urban roadway with sidewalks and bike lanes from Town Center Boulevard to approximately 350 feet south of Brandon Boulevard. Work includes milling and resurfacing the existing four lane roadway from Town Center Boulevard south approximate ly 930 feet and from Brandon Boulevard south approximately 350 feet. Work associated with the project includes constructing arm signals at Town Center Boulevard and ITS interconnect from TownCenter Boulevard to Brandon Boulevard, clearing and grubbing excavation, embank ment, grading drainage structures, signing, pavement markings, removal and disposal of abandoned utilities management of traffic, temporary signing, utility c2,ordination, and erosion control. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA: CASE NO.: 2-2009-CA-026437 DIVISION K RF -SECTION II BAC HOME LOAN SERVICING, L.P. F/KIA COUNTRY WIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., PLAINTIFF vs. FRANK SCHIAVONE, ET AL DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN pursuant' to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 7, 2010, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Hillsborough County, Florida, on March 16. 2012, at 10:00 A.M. at 2nd Floor, Rm. 201/202 of the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse -:-800 E. Twiggs St., Tampa, Florida 33602 for the following described property: LOT 36, IN BLOCK 1 OF CEDAR VILLAGE, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 51, PAGE 13 PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FLORIDA. Any person clail')'ling an interest in the surplus from the sale ; if any other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendes must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. f':Jotice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. "If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate In this proceeding, you are entitled, at no. cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Ms. Nancy Yanez at 800 E. Twiggs Street, Room 604, Tampa, FL 33602; telephone number 813-272-6457 two (2) working days of your receipt Q.f this notice; if you are hearing Impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); if you are voice impaired, call the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770." Dated : nt day of February. 2012 PAT FRANK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT lsi JENNY ALVAREZ As Deputy Clerk II


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