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ears In-Th. e Tampa Bay Area __ ,., VOL. 67 NO. 53 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21,2012 24 PAGES 75 Math Instructor Wins 'Teacher 01 The Year' Award SEE PAGE 3 Electric Bill Help Available For Seniors SEE PAGE 8 Man 'GuiltV' Of Brutal Murder 01 Brother And -Friend SEE PAGE 2 FIRST MIDDlETON HIGH SCHOOl AlUMNI DAY HElD Last week, Middleton High School Principal Owen Young, the staff and students held their First Annual Middleton High School Alumni Day. The school's Jr. ROTC Squad greeted the returning alumni as they gathered in the Media Center at the school. After singing the school song and a conversation with Principal Young, alumni members visited the classrooms and shared some of their experiences with the_current Tigers. Members of the Middleton Alumni Board who attended the event are (seated): Jodie Hines; Calvin Simmons, board president; Aleatha Shaw-Filer; Alphonso Ball, Jr., and Denese Meteye James. Standing from left to right are: Margaret Williams O'Neal, Henry Washington, Yvonne Gadson Douglas, Gary Ellerson, and Patricia A. Cooper. Fred Hearns is not shown. (Photography by Toby Scott of Chow and Scott Keepsakes).
Crime Features 'T"" C\1 > a: <( :::::1 a: Coon Reinstates -Charge Against Driver In Murder 01 Police OHicers CD w LL BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor ><( C Last Thursday, the U. S. en Court of Appeals for the W Eleventh Circuit issued a ruling pertaining to an appeal in a double homicide. The Co'urt ruled that the charge of Misprision filed against a Tampa woman be re-instated . Ms. Cortnee Brantley, 24, was charged with Misprision, a rarely used fed eral charge, on July 3, 2010. Ms. Brantley was the driver of the car stopped on June 29th by two Tampa Police offi cers who were later murdered by her boyfriend, Dontae Morris, 26, the passenger in the car. In October 2010, a federal judge dismissed the charge against Ms. Brantley, who was represented by Attorney Grady Irvin. Following the dismissal, federal prosecutors filed an c appeal on the judge s decision a: with the U. S. Court of Appeals LL for the Eleventh Circuit. C The U.S. Attorney's Office, Z Middle District of Florida said <( in a press release, on Thursday "The indictment C against Brantley alleges that ffi she knew that Morris had :::::1 committed a federal felony 1-offense (possession of a 1;: firearm and ammunition by a W convicted felon), but con> cealed it and did not report it W to the authorities as soon as fa possible. The of mispri::Z::: sion requires knowledge of a en crime and some affirmative ffi act of concealment or partici:::::1 pation." 0.. The incident that led to the deaths of the two Tampa lij Police officers began with a ...J traffic stop in East Tampa. 5 The license plate on a vehicle CD was not visible and Officer ...J David Curtis, 31, attempted W to stop it. Officer Jeff Z Kocab, (who was also 31 !z years old), came to back up w en <( c COR1NEE BRANTLEY ... Facing charge of Misprision Curtis on the traffic stop. After the officers learned that an active warrant existed for Morris, they attempted to make an arrest. Morris is alleged to have pulled a handgun as the officers attempted to make the arrest. He allegedly shot both officers in the head at close range. He fled on foot. Ms. Brantley fled in the vehicle. Officer Kocab was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Tampa General Hospital. Officer Curtis, who was placed on life support, died a few hours later. After a massive, nationwide manhunt, Morris surrender ed to police on July 2, 2010. He was charged with two counts of first degree murder and 1 count of a felon in possession of a firearm. Within an hour of Morris' surrender, police arrested Ms. Brantley. Her vehicle was recovered and impounded. Prior to Morris' surrender and her arrest, Ms. Brantley was questioned by Tampa Police for 7 hours before being released without being charged Ms. Brantley was originally represented by prominent Tampa Attorney Grady Irvin, who was her The Florida Law States That You May Be Entitled To $1 0,000 For Loss Wages And Medical Care Service Support and Help from the beginning to the end. Spinal Injuries Neck Pain Back Pain Hip Pain Leg Pain Transportation Available Auto Repair Body Shop Specializing In: Car Accidents Pedestrian Incidents Motorcycle Truck Accidents Slip and Falls Bicycle Bus (PIP Insurance Needed) And More ,,,.,......,_.....,.....,. ________ ...., "Don't be victimized twice for an accident that wasn't Y .our fault" Call Michelle B. Patty Local: 813-495-3702 Toll Free 1-866-352-4200 (.!) Available 24 Hours A Day /7 Days A Week Cf Michelle Advertising Inc DONTAE MORRIS .. Charged with killing 2 police officers, 3 others attorney of record when the charge was dismissed. Ms. Brantley was represented by the Federal Public Defender's Office on the appeal. When contacted by the Sentinel, Attorney Irvin said in a written statement, "While I have not had an opportunity to review the press release of the U. S Attorney's Office, I have reviewed the s-page opinion of Atlanta's Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals --I encourage a close reading of that opinion. "I believe 'the Government would be in agreement -that the Appeals Court made no determination on the merits of the Government's actual case against Ms. Brantley, nor did the Appeals Court say there was or insufficent evidence that she did or did not do something illegal. "Instead, the 11th Circuit, obviously noting the summary judgment abilities of a federal judge to dismiss an action in civil cases at the pretrial stage, ruled that so long as the indictment "tracks the language" of the misprision statue, there can be no dismissal-type result at least until the Rule 29 stage of an actual criminal trial --that stage occurs at the midpoint of any criminal trial, when essentially a defense attorney says to the judge: "the Government's evidence, even if taken as true, does not amount to the federal crime they have charged. "It is at that point a judge can grant the relief that has been sought by Ms. Brantley all along, a dismissal of the case, Attorney Irvin said. Calls to the Federal Public Defender's Office were not returned. Morris has b een held at the Hillsborough County Jail without bond. He is awaiting trial for the murder of the two officers and the murders of three other Tampa men. Of the recent developments in the case, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said, "We appreciate the continued efforts of the U. S. Attorney's Office in holding Cortnee Brantley accountable for tl1e role she played in the murders of Officer Dave Curtis and Officer Jeff Kocab. "No matter the outcome of this case, it will not ease the pain of losing two members of our law enforcement family." Jurv Finds Br-ther. Guiltv In Double Murder DERRICK CULUNS ... Found guilty of killing his brother and his brother's friend BY IRIS B. HOLTON Se!J.tinel City Editor The final arguments in the double murder trial of a Tampa man began on Thursday. Around 2 p.m., the six-member jury left the Hillsborough County Courtroom to decide if he was guilty of killing his brother and his brother's friend near ly three years ago. Around 6 p.m., Thursday, after deliberating for four hours, the jury decided that 31-year-old Derrick Eugene Cullins was guilty of the charges lodged against him. The trial lasted for nearly3 weeks. Cullins is facing two life sentences forthe murders. Judge Emmett Lamar Battles will sentence Cullins on April 13th. On April 7, 2009, a passer by discovered the nude body of a young, Black man in a wooded area in th. e 6400 block of Thonotosassa Road in Plant City. A few days later, a Tampa mother filed a miss ing person's report on her 21-year-old son to Tampa Police. Working in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, investigators determined that the missing man, identified as Carl Walters, was the murder victim found in the wooded area three days earlier. Walters had been stabbed 18 times. Tampa Police executed a warrant at 1810 E. Humphrey Street, just before midnfght on April1o, 2009. Police said there was evidence of a violei;J.t struggle inside the house. Cullins, who shared the home with Walters who was his brother, had unexplained cuts on his fingers, a bite mark on his chest, and blood on his clothing and shoes, police said. However, there was no sign of 20-year-old Ryan Jerard Darkins Davis, at tQ.e residence. Davis had left his home on April 5, 2009, in the company of Walters. After not hearing from her son, Ms. Robin Harris reported him as a missing person. On April 11, 2009, police arrested Cullins and charged CARL WALTERS ... killed by his brother and found in wooded area in April2009 RYAN DARKINS DAVIS ... Skeletal remains found 10 months after his disappearance him with second-degree murder in the death of his broth er, Walters. Fearing that Davis was in danger, Tampa Police conducted an aggressive search for Davis. An search took place, including the landfill, but the search was to no avail. Davis remained listed as a missing person until February 2, 2010. Children playing in a wooded area in Plant City, found bones. Police later identified them as Davis' remains. Cullins was charged with Davis' murder on March 3, 2010. Davis' Mother Speaks Ms. Robin Harris, the mother of Ryan Davis said the defense attorneys "tried to blame it on other people, everybody but him. He took the stand and testified. But, evidently, the jury saw through it all. He is facing two life sentences and I hope he gets the maximum. : Ms. Harris further stated that the evidence was over whelming and that Cullins could not explain the blood on his clothes and shoes, or receipts showing where he made purchases. She also said police found evidence of where he purchased chemicals in an attempt to clean up the mur der scene. Ms. Harris also said, "At'torney Michelle Doherty and Attorney Ada Carmona were awesome in presenting their case. I really appreciate the way the police department came out to sup port us, too." ....... I ............. -------.-.. ..
Police Department Recognizes 'Unsung Communitv Heroes' Members of the Tampa Police Department Black History Colnmittee are: front row, from left to right: Major Gerald Honeywell, Detective. Sonja Wise, D .eirdre Joseph, Captain Diane Hobley-Burney and Janelle McGregor. Shown on the back row are: Lydia Piz8rro, Ida.Walker and Captain Rocky Ratliff. Not shown in the photograph are Corporal Les Richardson, Officer Mark Holloway, Officer V Hamilton; and Crystel'Sampson. BY IRIS B. HOLTON years. ing to alertthe community to Sentinel City Editor Chief Castor will also .: a gun back. The event Several years ago, the Tampa Police Department .began celebrating the diver sity in the community. This year, the department will host its 24th Annual Black History Program, Thursday, February 23rd, 6 p.m. The event will take place at Ragan Park Community Center, 1200 E. Lake Avenue. The theme is "The Front Porch--Where Neighbors Become Family." Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor will present the department's Annual Unsung Community Hero award to two individuals and two or gaJ!izations. She will recog nize Mrs. Queen Miller, a former educator and community, activist. Mrs. Miller has been vocal in seeking to bet ter her community for several f.Y.J. pay tribute to Tampa Police was very successful surpass-Sgt. I
Editorials/Columns FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN good of your life, and it doesn't > cc u. c z <( c en w ::l t-w > w c w ::t: en :::i m ::l (USPS 202-140) matter how hard the task may 2207 21st Avenue, Tampa Rorida 33605 (813) 248-1921 Published Every Tuesday and Friday By be. I submit to you that no FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBUSHING Co., progress can be made while Member of National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Amalgamated PublisherS Inc New York y ou are standing still and 1990 94 CP Ttrnelntemational doing nothing. POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To: So, y ou sa y 1 don t want to Florida Sentinel Bulletin, P.O. Box 3363 Tampa, FL 33601 go to school for two years, or I PeriodicaiPostag ePaidAtTampa.FL UOU Can't Get Ahead don 'twanttobeintrainingfor c. Blythe Andrews Jl a year. Then, you don t really 1901-1977 (1945) c. Standing Still any changes in s KAY ANDREWS, PUBUSHER I d II th t' f I C. BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill, PRESIDENT rea a e I me 0 peop e ALLISON WELLS-cLEBERT, cFo I magine that you were as daunting as climbing out of graduating from college over GWEN HAYES, EDITOR d h I t th t h I th f T d d IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDITOR stan mg m a o e 20 tee e 20 tOO o e e age o sixty. o ay, e uca-HAROLD ADAMS, CIRCULATION MANAGER tall. As you look Up at the It will be a daunting task if tion is very important in the BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERTISING DIRECTOR }d d d TOYNETTA COBB, PRODUCTION MANAGER top of the hole, it WOU apyou on't Start Oing SOme-jop market. LAVORA EDWARDS, CLASSIFIED MANAGER pear to be a daunting and near thing about it. As difficult as it The Sanitation Department Subscriptions-$44 .006 Months Both Editions : $87. 0Q-Per Year Both Editions Opinions expressed on editorial pages of th i s newspaper by Columnists or Guest Wrtters do not necessarily reflect the editorial stance of The Aorida Sentinel Bulletin or the Publisher The Woman Who Touches The Future 0 n a nondescript wall in an unpretentious school hallway:, an unknown hand reprinted and posted these words by educator William A. Ward: "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. [But] The great teacher inspires." Yolanda Whitehead Driskell at Hillsborough High School is a great teacher. She inspires. And now, not only do her students, fellow teachers and supporting administrative staff know it, but the world knows it. Just the other day, Yolanda Whitehead Driskell received the most coveted award of Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year. As Driskell admitted, she had no idea she would receive it. No doubt, it sucked the breath out of her lungs when she heard her name called. Yet, maybe, somehow, she knew all along that the sparks she set in the eyes of her students would someday repay her teacher's hungry spirit. So, when her name was called, she bounded up on the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing ArtS stage, and in her spirit's ear, she heard the late astronaut Christa McAuliffe's words: "I touch the future. I teach." Indeed, McAuliffe was a space traveler. But her first travels into the outer realm of imagination were not as a rocket jockey, but were as a classroom teacher. impossible task to get out of may seem if you find yourself in the City of Tampa is a good the hole. in that position, one important example of this. I can rememYou don't have to imagine thing you need to know and to her a time when a person this, assume that you are unremember is that you can't get could drop out of high school employed. Also, assume that ahead or improve your life and go to work for the Departyou have limited formal edustanding still. ment of Sanitation. cation and no marketable job If you don t like the life you Later on a person had to skills. live, and if you want your livhave_ a high schqoldiploma or What things could you do? ing condition to improve, then a G ED in order to worl\ for the First, you can continue your think of an occupation that in-department. Today, I underlife as is and that's not good. terest you, one that you can do stand that one needs two years Then, you could resort to a life if properly trained, and one of college in order to work for of crime or go to jail. Or end that you can afford to pursue. the Department of Sanitation. up dead and finally you can go Then, find out all you can All you have to do is follow back to school and get some about the occupation, the example of the little engine job training that would allow ing what is required to prepare that was told, it could be done. you to get a good job. you to go to work. Roll up your sleeves and get a From where you currently It doesn't matter how badly move on it. Standing still stand, this would appear to be you want to make something won t Romare Bearden 11911-19881: Harlem Renaissance Artist as saying he developed his work "out of a response and need to redefine the image of man in the terms of the Negro experience i know hest." The work of artists Bearden stud ied and was influenced by in cluded Cezanne, Rembrandt, Picasso, Matisse, Charles Seifert, as well as Japanese prints, Chinese landscape paintings, and African sculptures, masks, and cloths. z j:: w ...J ...J ::l m We salute Yolanda Whitehead Driskell and all of the men and women who proudly say to an often uncaring world, "I am a teacher. Respect my sacrifice. Marvel at Lit my miracles." When I learned that the Tampa Museum of Art would be host ing an exhibit of the collages of Romare Bearden, a Harlem Renaissance artist, writer and songwriter, I was inspired to write about him and Israel "Ike" Tribble, Jr. w ho intro duced Bearden's work to the Tampa community. lead cartoonist and art editor for NYU's monthly journal The Medley. In addition, Bearden served as the art director of Baston University's student humor magazine. As a talented writer, Bearden wrote commentaries and co-authored a book The Painters' Mind with fellow artist Carl Holty. A major reference book, A History of African-American Artists : Z Were it not for them, there would be no editorial i= writers on the Florida Sentinel Bulletin staff. For, ifl there would be no Florida Sentinel Bulletin, nor intelen ligent eyes to read its pages. But perhaps Yolanda's smile and a Japanese proverb say it all: "Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great 0 teacher." ...J u. .____ __ Ji_m_cr_ow_:_2_01_2 .. ____.r Three cheers for Hillsborough County Commissioners, Lesley Miller, Jr., and VictorCristforvoting against a majority Republican move by other commissioners to spend $1.3 million to resul"face Bayshore Boulevard. Reminiscent of the practices from the 1940s, 'sos and '6os where overlooking predominantly Black schools and streets in Black neighborhoods was common practice, such tactics in the year 2012 reminds us of how far we still have to go before Black communities in Hillsborough County receive fairness and justice. To skip over seven other scheduled road repair projects in 2012, to select one not scheduled until 2014 smacks of 20th Century Jim Crow. At least four of the projects were scheduled for East Tampa. Even though Tampa has hosted more Super Bowls than political conventions, we don't recall any blatant slight of the Black community of this magnitude. Therefore, we hope voters remember this action w when they go to the polls come next election. CJ Comms. Hagan, Sharpe, Morman and the lone Democrat, Beckner voted for the Bayshore project. Called "one of America's pre-eminent artists," and re ferred as "the nation's fore most collagist in 1988 by the New York Times Bearden's talent encompassed a broad range of intellectual and schol arly interests. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina and raised in New York City, Bearden was a contemporary of other artists and writers such as Ralph Ellison when his parents home became a meeting place for many Renaissance artists such as Fats Waller arid Paul Robeson. Bearden graduated from Peabody High School (Pitts burgh, Pennsylvania), attended Lincoln University, transferred to Boston Univer sity, and graduated from New York University (NYU) with a degree in mathematics and ed ucation in 1935. While at NYU, Bearden enrolled in exten sive art courses and became a While Bearden was a student, his artistic work ap peared on the covers of journals, and he wrote numerous commentaries on social and artistic issues. Upon graduation from col lege in 1935, Bearden became an editorial cartoonist for the Baltimore Afro-Amer ican newspaper through late 1937. Bearden also spent time studying at the Art Students League in NewYorkand the Sorbonne in Paris. Bearden's artistic tech niques included constructing collages from pieces of photo graphs cut from magazines, pieces of cloth, watercolors, and oils. Quoted as saying, I paint out of the tradition of the blues. You start a theme, and you call and recall," Bearden's artistic images were in fluenced by his life experiences in the South, Pittsburgh and Harlem, and portrayed baptisms, funerals, family gatherings, trains, cot ton fields, and city tenements, capturing Black traditions and culture. Bearden was also quoted From 1792 to the Present was the result of another of Bearden's collaborative efforts. -In later years, Bearden met and married dancer and artist, Nanette Rohan. As a musician, Bearden-co-wrote the hit song, "Sea Breeze, which was recorded by Billy Eckstein and Dizzy (!illespie. The covers of Time and Fortune magazines featured Bearden's collages in 1968. Among the many awards and honorary doctoral degrees conferred upon Bearden were the National Medal of Arts and Honorary Doctorate from Carnegie Mellon Univer sity. Today, a street and park in Charlotte, North Carolina bear his name. Last year a 6o-foot-by-13foot mural by Bearden in the Pittsburgh Gateway Center subway station was valued at $15 million. So, make certain you and your children see Romare Bearden's exhibit. Until then, Harambee!
. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)-You could rake in a lot of money. Don't sprint before you've warmed up your muscles. You might find some .bumps along the roii).ance trail. Aries (March 21-April19)-The next solar month brings a phase of compassion, spirituality and helpfulness. Ride these winds to build positive community structures. Beauty, art and love seduce. Taurus (April2o-May 20)-Save big bucks by making something beautiful for your home. Balance physical work with social demands. Settle on individt!al roles. Gain respect and sta tus. -, Gemini (May 21-June 21) -With the encouragement of someone you trust, your drive helps your career take off like a rocket. Big rewards usually entail some risk. Keep your prom ises. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -Don't give your money away, even if tempted. Balance studies with socializing. Enjoy a deli cious meal. Chocolate figures in the plan. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)-You're especially keen for busi ness. Create hew opportunities for you and a partner. Add artis tic flair to the work. Others are saying nice things about you. Vu-go (Aug.'23-Sept. 22)-Someone's in love. Add a touch of adventure to your routine. Your creativity's welcome, even if it doesn't feel that way. You do great work. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) -It's all about' new partnerships until the middle ofMarch. Go out and meet new people. You're growing more attractive with age. Show respect and gain love. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)-Being polite gains you extra pohits. It's easier to deal with problems. You re lucky in love. You get more with honey than vinegar. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)--= Family's extremely i mportant right now. They can support you in your goals. Love's getting in,teresting. :Accept an invitation while you can. Find beauty. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)-Keep your eyes open for income opportunities, but don't get greedy. Others love your ideas, so keep them coming. Be thankful for what you have. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)-Go ahead and chase a white rabbit. Your curiosity gets rewarded in the next four weeks, but you may have to take some risks. Are you ready? BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL -Steffy plays a prank on Rick at Hope and Liam's expense; Steffy brags to Stephanie about how she her opponents; Stephanie strongly urges Brooke to tell Rick to leave Steffy alone. Steffy gets Rick to take her on a date; Hope accuses Liam of having lingering feel ings for Steffy; Stephanie and Brooke rehash their past and re alize that history is repeating itself. Ridg e arid Bill reluctantly agree to Brooke and Katie's idea of a double date; Liam confronts Rick about his ulterior motives with Steffy; tensions rise between Hope and Liam as she defends Rick and he defends Steffy. DAYS OF OUR LIVES-Brady confronts Madison about her secret marriage; Lexie is upset after learning of Abe's deeds; Nicole urges EJ to be grateful; Ian revisits his past with Kate. Marlena and Jack try to play peacemaker, with very different re sults; Austin and Carrie come to a conclusion about how to save their marriage. Kate learns the truth about Ian and Madison; Marlena exposes Sami's lie; Ian presents Victor with a business plan; Abigail de':'elops a new plan to make Austin jealous; Quinn reveals he is part of someone else's master plan GENERAL HOSPITAL -Maxie hopes she can stop Matt from getting drunk with Liz; Michael finds an unauthorized party at the lake house; Robin is hard at work in the hospital. Jason asks Spinelli for a favor; Dante works hard to prevent a new mob war; Alexis arrives home, furious. Sam s keeping a secret; Kate makes an important decision her future; Shawn interrupts Carly and Johnny. YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS -Chelsea Anita's crim inal pasts are brought to light, while Jack begins his painful re habilitation. Phyllis is reluctant to visit her dying father, while Sharon and Adam reconnect over their romantic past. Reluctant newlywed Kevin is resigned to his life with Angelina, as Ashley offers Cane an exciting opportunity. Fictures from Dressed in their Sunday Best, Ms. Eula Mae Hodges and Ms. Mable Shepherd posed for the Sentinel photographer while attending an event at EJl!manuel M. B. Church. -';;. Family and friends were invited to celebrate with the Cupidettes Social Club. Among those attending were Peanut Daniels and Yvette Williams. Bryant Everette was the cash wiititger for -Sheila Echols and dressed the best western outfit and was accompa-in their track and field uiliforms were capnied by his wife, at the Smarties west.: tured by the Sentinel photographer as they ern Roimdup. -waited thier events to .. Looking regal, Ella Louiae Austin was crowned "Miss Recreation Of The Year" (1966-1967). Rubin Padgett and Gustavia Harvey, respeci tively,' are shown with Perry Harvey; Jr. at his campaign in Tampa Park Piaii. m :< ., m m lJ ;; N .... .... N ., 5 lJ en m -z m r-m c: rr-gJ_ z ., c: m c en :I: m c m -4 C:-m -< c ., lJ
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Sometimes it' s hard to be lieve that it's been almost four years since the last presidential election. Itfeels like just yester day 'that I was watching tears streaming down the face of Jesse Jackson as President Barack bbama this country's first recognized Black CommanderIn-Chief. At the time, I remember thinking how strange it was for Jackson to show that kind of emotion considering that just a few months earlier he was caught on camera making his infamous comment about wanting to "cut Obama's d--off." At that moment, I imagine he reflected back on what he said and realized that he had unintentionally cut off his own instead. Now here we are only hine months away from election time again. And the question I keep hearing is, "do you think that President Obama will get four more years?" My an swer is always the same. He should. Without a crystal ball Qr a seat at the table of the power brokers who allegedly make these types of decisions in se cret, there is no way of knowing what's rea:IIy going to happen. We can speculate, hope and assume all day. But ; from what I've learned in this lifetime, when the stakes are this high, just about any scenario is pos sible : I remember thinking in that AI Gore was, as they say in gambling circles, a dead-bolt lock for the White House. I mean, the economy was strong. And, since no one particularly liked or trusted the first George Bush, it seemed highly unlikely that people would vote for his idiot son. But one Florida hijacking later and we were dealing with a World Trade Center disaster, two costly wars and a surge in gas price -s. As chaotic as George W. Bush' s presi dency turned out to be, there was no doubt that he would be a one-term president like his father . ... Of course, we all FYI know how wrong common sense was that time also. As far as I'm concerned, President Obama deserves a second chance just for the op portunity to finish what he's al ready started. As of right now, unemployment is falling. He has ended one war and is in the process of bringing troops home from another. He eradicated the biggest terrorist in history. And under his leadership, the economy is showing signs of recovery. Con sidering the mess that was left to him by his predecessor, I don't know what more anyone could have asked of him in such a short period of time? When I look at the field of individuals competing to take his position, I honestly don't see anything that would have me believe that any one of them could do a better job. And who in their right minds, would exchange a proven prod uct for one that is untested and possibly inferior? Of course, I'm partial to President Obama because I genuinely like the guy. Besides I think it works for this country to have a president who is funny enough to make you laugh, smart enough to make wise decisions, cool enough to stay calm under pressure and smooth enough to sing an AI Green song in public without rehearsing. Right now we are witness ing something that will never occur again. Once President Obama is gone, there will no doubt be a long succession of the stick-in-the-mud, war mongering types that have dominated the presidency for centuries. So, why not enjoy this breath of_ fresh air for as long as we can? But, that may make just too much sense. Anyone wanting .to contact Clarence Barr can reach him at: Clarence Barr, II, 43110-018; Bennettsville F.C.I.; P. 0. Box 52020; Bennettsville, SC 29512; or by email at email@example.com om. Reality On Ice is by the Florida Sentinel Bulletin Publishing Company. Brain Bowl Karen Slaton organized the competition-at C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Library. During the month of Feb ruary, the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Library has planned weekly programs to celebrate Black History. All of the in formative and entertaining events will include adults and children. On Wednesday evening, February 8, 2012, "Soul Chef," a take-off on the popular cooking show on television, was the featured event. All of the amateur chefs were teenagers from local middle and high schools. The friendly competition inclu _ded two groups -a red team and a green team. With all of the ingredients provided for them, each team had _to create an a dessert and a beverage. Thestudentswho participated in the event were: Cesar Garcia and Xayonara Garcia, Young Mid dle School; Kaylop Stewart, Middleton High; Blessing' Allen, Roland Park Middle School and Ashley Soley and Antonio julks, Middleton High School. The judges were Howard Harris, president, Ada T. Payne Friends of the Library; Yvette Lewis, member of ATP Friends and Uary Jones, Librarian, Saunders Library. Karen Principal, Librarian for the Urban Li braries, directed the presenta tion. Ada T. Payne Friends of the Urban Libraries sponsored the event. (Photos by Julia Jackson) The Museum of Science and Industry will host the Hillsborough County Public School's Brain Bowl on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 8 a. m. -4 p. m. As many as 400 students will participate.in science trivia and experiments, chemical equation balancing competition, demo contest and a poster contest Students must qualify at their schools in order to make it to final :Brain Bowl at MOSI. The Brain Bowl is organized by the Hillsborough County Public High School Science Department. "T1 r-0 :!!. c )> en m z :::! z m r-aJ c: r, m Green Team were: Cesar Garcia and Xayonara Garcia, both of .., Young Magnet; and Kaylop stewart, Judges for the event were: Howard Harris, president, l'nen(JS the Ada T. 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-1 Citv Council Approve Garbage Rate Hike Last week, members of the Tampa City Council approved a rate increase for garbage pickup. The increase affects both residential and commercial customers. The decision came about with a 5-2 vote with Councilman Frank Reddick and Councilwoman Mary Mulhern opposing it. The new rates will begin on April!. Prior to the vote on Thursday, there had not been a garbage rate increase since 2005. The proposed 15% rate increase will continue until 2015 and is considered the least amount the fees could be raised to satisfy the debt. 'i! President Obama Uses Grass Roots Strategy For Re-Eiectio n Campaign For several months, an Ybor City storefront has served as a camp for supporters of President Barack Obama. Organizers and vol unteers have worked canvassing neighborhoods, making telephone calls, and registering voters. It is an effort to repeat the president's success four years ago. His organizers focused on a grassroots strategy to gather support for President Obama then. Having already captured the largest grassroots campaign in the state, the goal of the group is to surpass that accomplishment In an effort to canvas the state, the Obama Campaign has officers in eleven other locations, which is more than any Republican had last month. Many of those who supported President Obama in 2008 have returned to once again stand behind him. As volunteers, they have already donated hundreds ofhours. So far, more than s,ooo people have been interviewed as volunteers aiid more than 3 ,500 have gone through the training process. The role of the volunteers ranges from making the telephone calls to driving voters to the polls on Election Day. Organizers on both sides realize that Florida is a swing state and will be significant in determining the winner. Ribbon cuninu Ceremonv For tavla's House' Honori Teen's Memorv BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Growing up, Layla Chami loved children and the family set ting, and bad her sights set on one day becoming an obstetri cian : However fate would have it that at the age of 16, Layla's life would be cut short after she lost her battle with leukemia. That was in 2009. Last Tuesday, Valentine's Day, a ribbon cutting ceremony concluded a year-lo .ng project to open a center named in her honor, "Layla' s House," in Sul phur Springs The facility on the corner: of 15th Street and Eskimo Avenue will be a place where neighbor. hood parents can choose pro grams such as prenatal care groups for moms and baby boot camps for dads. Layla' s House Executive Director, Liz Kennedy, said she is proud to be a part of something so special. The facility was patterned after Baby Bungalow, a smaller facility that's been around for 12 Meeting years and offers some of the same services. "We bad our grourtdbreaking in 2010, and several agencies have made this day possible. Ms. Kennedy said the facii ity will be for parents and their children ages new born to 5, and they will also have child birth classes, and vital services for young parents "This is in essence a parent/child resource center, not a day care center," said Ms. Kennedy. It's important that par e nts join their children when coming to the building because the serv ices are vital to both of them, and will apply better if the y learn them together. Ms. Kennedy said there are still some finishing touches needed before they can officially open, and they are trying to set their hours of operation around the schedule of the parents and children that will be using the center. "We haven't quite gotten our phone lines set up yet, but we expect to be at full strength in a few weeks. BapUst Ministers 01 Tampa Baptist ministers of the Tampa area are invited to an important meeting on Saturday, February 25, 2012, 5 p. m. The meet ing will be held at Greater Friendship M B. Church 3325 E. Emma (at 34th St.). Rev. Madison Murray is the pastor. c Tampa Bav Wins In President's Budget Washington, D. C. -Last week in the U. S. House Budget Committee, U S. Rep resentati v e Kathy Castor highlighted the benefits that would come to the Tampa Bay area in President Obama's FY13 Budget proposal. I wanted a seat on the Budget Committee to make the right choices and priori ties for the Tampa Bay area and fight for jobs -and I am pleased to see the President's budget gives our community a boost," Castor said. "Invest ments in infrastructure, edu cation and innovation will spur job creation while main taining a balanced approach to deficit reduction." "One of the most important ways to reduce the deficit is to create jobs. The President's budget recognizes the value of our local economic drivers. Our universities, community colleges, the Port of Tampa and MacDill Air Force Base will see significant boosts." The President's Budget recommends that the Port of Tamp a a n d Tamp a Harbour receive $8.305M for Construction (naviga-tion) and KATHY CASTOR $8.15 M for Operation and Mainte nance. Following through on the country's commitment to special forces, MacDill AFB will see $34.409M for a Joint Special Ops University (JSOU) Facility and $15.2M for a Special Operations Force Acquisition Center. "This budget focuses on job creation right here in the Tampa Bay area," Castor said. "The President puts an emphasis on investments in education, research, and infrastrUcture for economic growth in the short-term and gets our nation on a long term, responsible path to fis cal sustainability." The budget provides $6o Febru_ary 18, ...... ,. ... ,u ......... .. billion for education jobs: $25 ;H billion to help states prevent m teacher layoffs while the econ-omy is still recovering; $5 bil-)> lion to support reforms in the JJ teaching profession ; and $30 billion to create jobs upgrad-...... ing at least 35,000 public N schools, including elementary and secondary schools and N community colleges.' St,udents will also have access to Pell Grants at higher levels to help them afford to go to college. the budget increases in vestment in research and de velopment (:R&D) and clean energy to help create the jobs of the future. The budget pro vides $140.8 billion for R&D overall, including 5 percent more than the 2012 level for non-defense R&b. "At a time when University of South Florida is under at tack in the State Legislature, it is encouraging to know that this budget recognizes the importance of education and in novation research to our local economy, Castor said. God's way for us and our succeeding generations through Obedience, 11 Chronicles 7:12-14; EZi'a 8:21.;.23 BISHOP Seminars: Saints Soar to, Higher. Spiritual ON A -10:1& to 11:15 a.m. Effec,/ve Church Work 'Stiategles' Daily Seminars: :>1H.eto.tna Saints Soar to Higher Spiritual Leyels' SESSION A-am to 1 1:15 a.m 'Faith Under Fire' ., SESSION 8-11:15 am to 12:15 p.m. 'Social Graces and Decorum' "'D c: m r c;; :::1: m c m < m JJ < -t c: m en c )> z c
0 Loca N ,.... N > 0: <( ::> 0: m w L1. Paint Your Hean Tampa Out Comminee N eeds Homes Members of the Paint Your c Heart Out Tampa! Steering en Committee are currently seeking qualified homes to t-paint. The homes will be painted during the Annual Paint Your Heart Out Campaign. Each year, more than 2,ooo volunteers take part in this event to help the elderly and low-income families by painting the outside of their homes. The Steer:ing Committee is inviting anyone who knows of someone in their neighborhood who may qualify to them The 24t Annual "Paint Your He.art Out, Tampa" event will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Anyone wishing to submit a person in his or her neighborhood should call (813) 2584512 for consideration. The may also visit the website at www PYHOT.org. Council Approves $1.2 Million For Williams Park Pool Construction BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Thursday, during the C regular City Council meeting, a: board members approved L1. $1.2 million for the construetion of Williams Park Pool. <( The funding will be used for architectural and engineering c services to prepare in en advance of the construction. Mayor Bob Buckhorn t-said, "I am proud that we are > finally taking the first step in ffi getting Williams Park Pool > re-opened. We are going to W make the necessary improve a so that the pool can be a safe and fun place for the en entire community to enjoy ::::i again The construction work will a. i nclude the repair or replaceZ ment of the pool deck and j::: shell, if needed, new pool w ...J ...J = m operating equipment, operat ing and safety improvements to m eet current health department codes. Repairs will also be made to the existing bathhouse building to provide ADA accessibility and bring the building up to current code standards. The Williams Park and Interbay Pools closed for more than three years. The Interbay Pool re-opened in. June, and became a source of controversy after Williams Pool remained closed. Both pools were closed because they didn't meet federal anti-drowning laws. It was originally estimated that it would cost about $105;000 to have Williams Pool meet those requirements. However, after it was not used, other problems devel oped. INSTUME OR PART OF A BAN YOU SHOULD COME ON DOWN STILL SINGING IN THE SHOWER? THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO COME AUDITION FIRST ANNUAL & MUSIC COMPETI OVER $2000.00 IN CAS TO BE GIVEN TO WINNERS! .WANNA SEE WHO WINS? NATION: Coat Drive A successtul Event Just as a little nip of cold came through Tampa, the "Become A Better You" program at Tampa Park Apartments, Inc. held a coat drive for the residents of the complex. There was a variety of coats for all sizes for the "Team Up To Warm Up" event "Become A Better You" coordinators say the success of the program was caused by the support of the Tampa Chapter of The Links, Inc. TOBA, New Salem M. B. Church, Florida Sentinel, Daughters of Destiny, Tampa Park residents and many in the community: Delores Gervin is Residents Service Manager and Yolanda Anthony is Property Manager. (Photos by BRUNSON) Cheryl Joseph looks through the available coats. Young people were there looking for coats, too: Ms. Tylira Owens checks out the size on one of the coats. Residents Service Manager Delores Gervin, right, assists a resident with one of the coats. Durant HS Mock Trial Champs. BY TED TAYLOR On SahJ.rday, the Mock Trial team from Plant City's Durant High School won the 2012 annual competition for Hillsborot.Jgh County schools The event is sponsored statewide by the Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc., and pro.:. duced locally by the Hillsborough County Bar Association It is an event in which high school students try a case with subject matter geared toward young people, yet based on applicable state laws and reallife trial situations. This year s model involved a crimi nal case in which a teenager was accused of Cyberbullying and Aggravated Battery The trial is presided over by the judges of Hillsborough County and considered by a jury of local attorneys. Each school handles the roles of prosecution and defense and must abide by the standard rules of court. The roles include those of attorneys and witness es, as the attorneys are responsible to prepare their witnesses. The teacher-coach for the Durant team is Karla Clayton, a Criminal Justice teacher and Plant City nati.ve of the King and Clayton family trees. The team partic ipants are prosecution attorneys, Tolu Atanda, Amy Beeman and Sarah Darson; defense attorneys, Ashley Nelson, Jean-Paul Perez and Marrissa Thompson; prosecution wit nesses, Brittany Anderson, Sierra Eggerton and Haley Salazar; and defense witnesses Amy Beeman, Katlyn Berry and Chloe Clemis. To reach the finals, the team defeated Hillsborough High School and Steinbrenner High. In the championship, the gr o up defeated the Tampa Bay Prep team. The neXt_ stop is the statewide competition to be held March 8-1of in Orlando. The achievement was significant for a coup_le reasons. Just two years ago the team finished in last place and at the time made a vow that it would never happen again. Also, Durant is represented by more Mrican-American stl,ldents than any other school. Both Black attorneys Atanda and Nelson were voted outstanding attorneys for the entire competition, along with Perez. When the group finished in last place Ms. Clayton did not let the students hang their heads. She .used it as a matu rity opportunity to encourage harder work and a stronger commitment from the students. In Atanda, .the right team was selected. Atanda commended her teammates for their dedication and commitment to excel. She said the students worked hard to prepare, and there were occasions of dis couragement when it did not appear the presentations were materializing She periodically encouraged them to hang in there, that all woulq c6me together in the end. It all came together Saturday in the Grand Courtroom of the Hillsborough County George Edgecomb Courthouse.
. HaPPV Faces Academv Opens Happy Faces Academy is a newly renovated child care fa cility located in Lithia. The new owners Ruth McKenzieSloley and Tonya Campbell purchased the business in December and have spent weeks bringing it up to a higher level of quality. Ruth has been a member 1 of the community for the past 20 years and has worked previ ously as a Preschool Director and more recently for the past two and a half years as a Systems Navigator/ Teen Enrichment Specialist for a local shelter for children placed in foster care. Tonya has worked as a Child Protective Investigator with the Sheriffs Office and together they plan to make a dif-Happy Faces owners, Ruth McKenzie-Sloley and Tonya Campbell. ference in the life of each child. Tampa National College Fair Planned On Sunday, February 26th, at 12 noon to 3 p.m., the Tampa National College Fair will take place at the Tampa Convention Center. The event is open to all collage-bound students. The event will feature more than 150 college representatives to answer questions and provide information about their respective college academic programs. There will qlso be workshops held during the event. The National College Fair is sponsored by the National As sociation for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC). The Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) is hosting it. Ms. Tara Nelan, Assistant Director of College Coun seling for Tampa Preparatory School, is the local contact person in charge of arrangements. There is no cost to attend the College Fair, however prior registration is recommended to make navigating the fair and collecting information from multiple locations easier. Students can register on line and print a bar-coded confirmation to be used onsite at the fair as an electronic ID. Anyone wishing to register on line can visit the website at www.gotomyncf.com. For additional information contact Ms. Nelan at (813) 251-8481. USF Invites High School Students To Experience Universitv lite In an effort to help Gollegebound students prepare for this next big step, several col leges and departments at the University of South Florida will offer USF Pre-College 2012 this summer. The deadline to submit an application is June 1, 2012. The program is offered during the summer and will provide opportunities to explore university-level academics in an intensive, exciting, and enjoyable on-campus environment. Programs offer high school students the opportunity to pursue academic interests, dis cover career opportunities, earn college credit, and explore the experience of university life. Students may enroll in one or more of the twelve programs, selecting from a broad range of academic disciplines. University faculty provides in novative instruction in a hands-on learning environment that encourages creative problem solving. Programs range from one day to three weeks and offer residential, commuter or online access. Programs offered this year includes Architecture; Global Sustainability; Mechanical En gineering; Computer Science; American Sign Language; and Biomedical Engineering. Other progtanis being of fered includes: Art and Design; Music; Online Music; Marine Science; Film Studies; and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). For additional information, visit the website at http: I lusf.edu /precollege, or call USF University College (813) 974-4926. Principal Welcomed Florida Commissioner 11 Education To See School BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Owen Young, Principal of Middleton High School met Gerard Robinson while they, were students at Howard University. After Robinson accepted the position of Florida Commissioner of Educatidn, Young invited him to visit his school. Last week, Robinson was in Tampa for the United Negro College Fund luncheon. While in Tampa, he stopped by Middleton High School. During the visit, Robinson met with School Superintendent MaryEllen Elia, and Hillsborough County School board member Doretha Edgecomb. Young said, "We had some good dialogue. I wanted him to really see how the school works. He had an opportunity to see this historical insti tution and make a true assessment to align it with proposed legislation. I wanted him to look at all of the barriers. "Middleton has an uphill battle and it has not yet arrived. But, we are making progress and that's the message I have been sending to the community." Middleton High School was placed on the state's Watch List because of its "D" grade. Young said he was glad that Robinson had a chance to see the true integrity of what takes place at Middleton High School. Prior to coming to Florida, Robinson served as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth His legislative efforts with the WHAT IF Middleton High School Principal, Owen Young, Oeft), introduced Gerard Robinson, Florida Commissioner of Education, to one.ofhis students. Robinson toured the school during a visit last week. (Photography by BRUNSON). . Virginia General Assembly resulted in new education laws in that Robi.Dson earned his Associate of Arts Degree from El Camino Community College continued his education at Howard University. He graduated from Harvard Univel'l?ity with his Master of Education Degree. your child could receive a K-12 scholarship? 211,1108 scllotarsltiplllln..,...., .... awarded. DO I QUALIFY FOR Jl 2012-13 SCBOLABSBIP? 1. A child entering kindergarten must be 5 by September 1sl 2. A child entering 1st grade must be 6 by September 1sl 3 A child entering grades 2-12 must have attended a Florida public school for the 2011-12 sc:hool year. 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S Local Educator To -Be Honored During. Banle 01 The Bands Drum line Extravaganza Held Black Historv Celebration Last month, the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr.., Battle of the Bands and Drum line Extrav aganza took place at Tropicana Field Those in attendance enjoyed the music as the bands demonstrated their talents (Photographs by Toby Scott). BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Members of the Tampa Bay Branch of the ASALH will host their 2012 Black History Celebration. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 22nd, 3:15 p.m., at Sligh Middle School, 20ii E. Sligh Avenue. This year, the organiza tion is paying tribute to an educator who has .served many years trying to improve the life of children. Although in his eighties, Dr. William B. Robertson continues to DR. WILLIAM B. ROBERTSON reer iri 1995. .. :( teach in the cJassroom He Mrs. Frances Alexander, Found in g President of the ASALH (Association for the Study of African Ame r i can Life and History) said, "We selected Dr. Robertson for this honor because of the many achievements he has made in his life Since coming to Tampa, he has done so much for our young people, and he is just a fine man. We decided to celebrate our own this time." :l shares his life experiences E with the students including :l helping with trips to Virginia, i where he founded a camp for the mentally challenged pop ulation. .. :c :l Beginning in 2008, Dr. iJ :l Robertson has sponsored -38 students and 10 teachers '" from his school and the Men r::: u > u :l u 1: j 0 ) L. ,. -u J J ) 0 J ,. J ( of Vision Program to Camp Virginia Jaycee . Dr. Robertson has receJved appointments under four' U S. Presidents, visited 65 countries around the world. He retired from his ca-Mrs. Ruth Robertson will introduce Tom King, Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, Camp Virginia Jaycee, as the keynote speaker.. Jeffery Herbert, Director of the Saint Augustine Marching too, of New Orleans, LA. YOU'RE INVITED Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Inc. 2012 KICKOFF & BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28,2012 The Tampa Club 101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 4200 Tampa, FL 33602 Validated Free parking 6:30 P.M. Appetizers For info/RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org 813 732-3438 Mr. Bob Samuels Author, Banking Pioneer, Cancer Survivor & Philanthropist Mr. Max Oligario President, Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Black MBA, Inc. DJ STU, Mayor Biil Foster, ai1d Event Organizer, Sevell Brown made sure everyone felt welCome and ready to be entertained. Alaisha Scott, Nijha Johnson, Victoria Hayes, Charlisia Carridice, and Raeyohna Catuy, represented Sligh-Middle School. Known .as "3D,"iheir perlormance was nothing less than outstanding. The young ladies did well competing with high school bands. Justin, Kayraynard, Rico, Charles, Van, and Rondell Russell Jr., Band Director at Tampa Bay Technical High School, were very proud after the performance. TIRED OF DRUGS & DOCTORS? AFFORDABLE ACUPUNCTURE IS THE ANSWER/ ADULTS Stress. Anxiety High Blood Pressure Low Back Pain Womens Health CHILDREN ADHD Behavior Issues Asthma Digestive Problems .. -and most common health problems _, Livin"S?; Harmon_y HeaTing Center / / 'T \ ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL MEDICINE SLIDING SCALE FEES AND DISCOUNT PACKAGES AVAILABLE!
Hi News Blake High School Holds Grand Re-Opening For Weight Room Last week, Howard W.Blake High Schoolheld its Grand Re-Opening for the weight room The Davin Joseph Foundation and other community sponsors made it all possi ble for the school. The weight room came fully equipped with state-of-the machines to help maximize the athletes' durability and strength. (Photographs by Fred Hearns and Toby Scott). Robert Kerr, student athlete, was bench pressing on the new equipment. John Franklin is shown using the new curling bench station. Adopt A Precinct Program Continues To Grow Adopt A Precmct, a partnership between the Hillsborough County Supervisor -of Office and civic-minded organizations who serve as -poll workers on Election Day, experienced continued growth and participatfon during the 2012 Presidential Preference Primary. "During the 2011 City of Tampa elections, we had 12 organizations.participate .. That number grew to 19 in the Presidential Preference Primary, and I expect the program and community partnerships to continue to grow as we get closer to the primary and general elec tions," said Earl Lennard, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections. During the 2012 Presidential Preference Primary, the 19 organizations raised a total of $12,684.27 for their designated charities and causes. Interested parties can learn more about the program by contacting Ida Booth at 813-276-2421, or via e-mail, at Ibooth@hcsoe.org. The following is a list of participants and the amount they raised during the 2012 Presidential Preference Ptimary: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, -Incorporated G.T O. Chapter ($2,567.91), Apostles Lutheran Church ($175.30), Boy Scouts of America, T_roop #110 ($227.50), Troop #5 ($28o.oo), Troop #47-($980.00), Brandon Masonic Lodge #114 ($1,715.90), Charmettes, Incorporated ($420.00), Fellowship Lodge #265($863.92), Florida Voices for Animals ($ 315. 71), Harram Court #96,-Daughters of Isis ($735.90), Indian Cultural Center ($140.00), J .F. Swartsel Lodge No. 251 F. & A.M. (491.43), Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated ($175.38), Lomax Magnet Elementary, PTSA ($140.00), Manifestations Worldwide, Incorporated ($18o.oo), Northwest. Hillsborough Democratic Club ($176.58), Order of Eastern Star,-Shekinah 615 ($88.74), USF Upward Bound Parent Association ($2,730.00), and Valencia Lakes West Women's Club ($280.00). Davin Joseph, of member of the Tampa Bay Bucs and Pro Bowl player, donated $to,ooo through the Davin Joseph Foundation, to replace equipment in the gym at Blak-e High School. Shown with the check are from left to right: Lanness Lewis Brinson, Assistant Superintendent for Administration, Hillsborough County School District, Blake Principal Jacqueline Haynes, Davin Joseph, and Mayor Bob Buckhorn. -DaQuavia Glover is shown with Coach Calvin Bars at the-Grand Re-Opening of the weight room.
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Sports Miami Dolphin Reggie Bush savs 'No' Kim Kardashian Miami Dolphin running back Reggie Bush says that he has "absolutely" no intention of reconciling with onetime squeeze Kim Kardashian. Reggie Bush did a pretty good job of shooting down rumors he's getting back with Kim Kardashian on Thursday morning. The Miami Dolphin showed up at controversial Beacher's Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel in L.A., where a source there said he rriet and made time with two curvaceous dark-haired ladies, who were "definitely the Kardashian type" but not the real deaL The source ran into Bush outside the club and asked him point blank whether he and Kardashian were reconciling. Bush grimaced and said, ."No, absolutely not." GM savs Vikings Not Interested In Signing Moss RANDY MOSS EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings need wide receivers. Just not Randy Moss. G iven the trouble he caused during his second stint with the team, a memo rable month in the 2010 sea son, the disinterest in bring ing back one of the most popular players among Vikings fans in franchise history comes as no surprise. But general manager Rick Spielman confirmed Thursday the Vikings "will be moving on" WithoutMoss. The 35-year-old Moss didn't play last season, but he announced this week he plans to return to the NFL, assum ing a te a m will have him Kobe Criticizes takers About PotenUaiGasoiTrade KOBE BRYANT And PAU GASOL PHOENIX Kobe Bryant lashed out at Los Angeles Lakers management Sunday night for leaving teammate Pau Gasol won dering whether he's about to be traded In a postgame monologue punctuated by a couple of profanities, Bryant said the Lakers either need to trade Gasol o r come out and sa y it won t happen. Bryant's comments came in the aftermath of a 102-90 loss at Phoenix on Sunday night. He said he doesn't want Gasol to be traded, but it's unfair for his teammate to try to play when he doesn't know if he'll be somewhere else the following day. As Bryant put it: "If they're going to do something, I wish they would just ... do it." ..... ... ........... . ...... . ........... Sheridan Named Buccaneers' Defensive Coordinator BILL SHERIDAN The Buccaneers announced Friday the hiring Bill Sheridan of as defensive coordinator. Sheridan would leave his post as the Buckeyes defensive backs coach to take on the new role in Tampa. Bengals Hire Former Raiders Coach As An Assistant Hl:JE ,. :: CINCINNATI_: Former Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson'has been hired: as an assistant the Cincinnati Bengals. On the staff with Cincinnati from 2004-06, Jackson will help with the secondary and special teams and work closely with the position coaches for both slots, Mark Carrier and Darrin Simmons, respec ti vely. Bills 'Far Aoan' In Talks With Johnson STEVIE JOHNSON BUFFALO, N .Y.-Stevie Johnson 'and the Buffalo Bills are still far apart" in contract t alks. And the rec e iver doesn' t expect the team to use its franchise tag to retain him. The update on talks comes after the two sides exchanged offers last week, and agreed to meet at the NFL combine in Indianapolis this week Johnson has led the Bills in receiving in each of the past two seasons and is eligi ble to become a free agent next month. BEAUTY UNUMII ED :. "T1 m m :D c: )> :D < ;. N ...... "T1 r 0 :D C )> en m z :::! z m r a:i. C: l r-: r comes to Beauty Vyeek, none other This lovely, multi-talented Gemini c: enjoysf'169.eling, shopping, and .. hanging out with friends and family.!\Janecia : attends Hillsborough community College m c and aspires to become an Attorney. She m loves listening to slow jams, and her philos-<:_ m -ophy of life is: "life is like a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only -1 spend it once. Live for today, because tomorrow isn't promised and yesterday is like a bucket of ashes. So be yourself,. because everyone else is already taken. Congratulations to Janecia as this week's c Beauty Unlimited feature. 3J. If you're interested in being in the Beauty Unlimited or Spotlight, please send your information and photo, includ ing a contact number to: email@example.com. c Q m ...... (11'
E Entertainment -r" N fl: N 'The Help' Cleans Up At < :l a: m w LL 43rd NUCP Image Awards c CJ) w :l t-VIOLA DAVIS And OCTAVIA SPENCER LOS ANGELES "The Help" collected three prizes at the NAACP Image Awards including top ac tress honors for Viola Davis, the supporting ac tress prize for Octavia Spencer and outstanding motion picture. Davis and Spencer have collected armloads of acco lades for their work in the film a bout Black maids who speak out aga inst their white emp lo ye rs during the Civil Rights Movement. Both are up for A cadem y Awards next week. Davis said the film has "just been the joy of my life." "I found my voice, she said. I just emerged through 'The Help'." The ceremony Friday at the Shrine Auditorium, which honored diversity in the arts, was punctuated by moving tributes to Whitney Houston, the Black Stuntmen's Association and George Lucas and the Tuskegee Airmen. DMX Accused Of Owing Over $1 Million In Child Support DMX, born C Earl Sim-0: LL c z < c CJ) w :l .... i:i w > w mons, is being accused by ex girlfriend, Pa.., tricia Trejo of owing $1M in child support. The couple were in L.A. Superior Court Thursday morning because the former "Ruff Ryder" filed a mo. tion asking for permission to perform in Europe. In paternity cases where significant back pay is due, the owing parent is prohibited from leaving the country unless the y obtain a court order. Though X did not say whether he had any inten tion of paying his support he did reveal why he has not thus far: He does not believe the girl is his. He says that before he pays one dime, he wants a paternity test. c w ::I: CJ) ::J m :l D. .Robin Thicke Arrested For Possession Of Pot Robin Thicke, 34, was arrested for marijuana z i= w ...1 ...1 :l m possession in ...1 NewYorkCity after police allegedly claimed i= they saw him li gh t up a joint Z inside a black SUV. w CJ) t a: 0 ...1 LL The multi-award winning crooner and husband of a ct ress, Paula Patton was sit ting in a parl_
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Obama Has $250 Million For General Election WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama pulled in $29.1 million for his re-elec tion campaign and the Demo cratic Party in January, raising his total for this election cycle to about $250 million The sum, announced Friday, shows he s picked up the pace from his $2 3 million-a-month average of the final three months of last year Financial reports released Friday show roughly $11. 8 mil lion in contributions to Pres. Obama' s campaign, as well as an additional $13-4 million to the Pres. Obama Victory Fund, a joint venture of his PRES. BARACK OBAMA campaign and the DNC. The remaining sum of contribu tions would come from contri butions to the DNC and the campaign s Swing State Victory Fund States Anack'Obamacare' With Birth. Control Bills BOISE Idaho Republican lawmakers in a handful of states are opening another front in the war against President Obama's _health care overhaul seizing on the hotbutton issue of birth control with bills that would allow in. surance companies to ignore new federal rules requiring them to cover contraception. Measures introduced re cently in Idaho Missouri and Arizona would g o beyond re ligious nonprofits and expand exemptions to secular insurers or businesses that object to covering contracep tion, abortion and steriliza tion. Congress Sends Pavroll Tax Cut Bill To Pres. Obama WASHINGTONCongress on Friday approved legislation renewing a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and job less benefits for millions more, backing the main items on President Barack Obama' s jobs agenda in a ra re burst of Washington bipartisanship. The S enate a ppro v ed the $l43 billion m ea sure on a bi p a rtisan 60-3 6 vot e minutes after the House approved it b y a sweeping 293-132 vote. Pres. Obama is e x pected to sign it shortly after returning from a West Coast fundraising swing Und e r th e bill workers would continue to rec e i v e a 2 / "Our Business Is Service" 3000 N 29th Tampa, Fl 33605 (800) 605-3350. (813) 248-6125 www. wilson-funeralhome. com BURIAL INSURANCE Funerals Cost betwee n $7,000 and $10 000 Protect Yourself Today Call Now For Your t;RE E In Home Quote. Starting At Only $20.00 Per Month percentage point increase in their paychecks, and people out of work for more than six months would keep jobless benefits averaging about $300 a steps that Pres. Obama says will help support a fragile recovery from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression . It w ould also head off a stee p cut in reimbursem e nts for ph y sicians who treat Medicare patients Mom, Babv, Ex-Bovtriend Found Shot Dead -1 c: m en c ., m m JJ c: )> JJ -< N -" N 0 -" N LATASHA JACKSON And Daughter, CHANIYA ... THOMAS LORDE CLEVELAND -A wanted man kidnapped his estranged girlfriend at gunpoint along with her 1-year-old she was pushing in a stroller, Cleveland police said Sunday, and all three were found shot to death hours later. Police said the couple had dated for about two months and that the woman, Latasha Jackson, 19, was trying to end the relationship. Jackson and daughter Chaniya Wynn were walking with Jackson's 14-year-old brother around noon Saturday when they encountered" man, Thomas Lorde: The teen said Lorde pulled out a gun and ordered him to walk away, according to police. The girl's father told police Lorde said he was going to kill Jackson and take the child . Tneir bodies were found early Sunday in 1!. closed garage of an unoc:cupied build ing said police Sgt. Sammy Morris, and it-appeared that Lorde shot himself in the head Governor Scon Signs Florida's Congressional Redistricting Plan ., ,... 0 JJ c )> Gov. Rick Scott signed the Legislature's plan to re draw the state's congressional districts Thursday likely paving the way for more law suits surrounding the once-a decade redistricting process. Scott's office quietly announced the move in the afternoon without comment. A letter from Scott to Secretary of State Kurt Browning simply said the bill (SB 1174) had been signed. The signing was expected; en Scott was largely hands-,off m during the redistricting prqcess hadn't given any z signs he might veto the plan. p:! But the measure has al-m ready been challenged by the c: Florida Democratic Party in 1 court, and a coalition of vot-m ing-rights groups said after the Senate gave the maps final "'tJ approval that they-would fol-C: low suit pending Scott's sig -nature . en :I: m -Winner OI.$336M Powerball Jackpot Yet To Come Forward t;J m < m The $336 million Powerball jackpot is the third-largest in history. The winner of Satur day s drawing has not yet come forward. The lottery winner of a whopping $336 million jack pot has yet to claim the prize, officials say. -1 The lucky Powerball ticket C: comes from Rhode Island; It rn was purchased at a Stop & C Shop supermarket in New-port, lottery officials an-)> notinced Monday at a press i5 conference. ., JJ c GE Intends To Hire . 5,000 Vets Over 5 Years General Electric plans to hire s,ooo veterans over the next five years and invest $580 million to expand its aviation business. The announcements Monday were part of a four-day event that the global coqglom erate is hostin g with partners in Washington D.C., which fo cuses on issues such as manufacturing and jqb creation in America GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt heads up President Barack Obama' s 27-member jobs which also includes AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, AOL co-founder Steve Case and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg:
N c; Crime N T"" N > a: <( ::::1 a: Mother Of Missing Child Arrested ffi Tampa Police were called LL Sunday morning by the mother of a 8-year-old boy 0 who reported him missing. en Police said the boy Torry Brown, was last seen at 6 p 1-m Saturday playing, and on Sunday, his mother told police he did not come home from playing outside. Brown was found Sunday morning at a neighbor's apartment where he spent the The neighbor told police she thought Brown's mother knew he was spending the night, because he brought a change of clothes for church. Police said when they responded to the North Boulevard Homes Public Housing complex after receiving a call from the child' s mo'ther, Tylarnda Anderson's, they found her apartment to be in bad shape, with roaches and soiled diaC pers on the floor and three a: children who had no beds or LL adequate clothing. The children, between 2 and <( 8, were routinely left unsupervised and allowed to stay 0 out until midnight, police en said. Police brought Brown pack 1-to the apartment, and > Anderson was arrested and ffi charged with four counts of > child neglect. She was W released Sunday afternoon ffi from jail on a bond of ::I: $8,000. A neighbor reported receivffi ing calls from the ::::1 Department of Children and a. Families making inquiries about Anderson. ti:i "Thi s started almost as soon ::::i as she moved in a couple of ::::1 years ago. She would never tO cooperate with them. Her TYLARNDA ANDERSON children would come down st a irs and cause problems for the other residents, and if y ou tried to talk to her about it, she would get angry." The neighbor said Anderson would sometimes retaliate by tossing dirty diapers from the second floor onto the backyard or tossing a pan full of cooking grease on the wall She would get into arguments with her neighbors, and even the housing supervi!>or was called on occasion to come out and deal with her. "I've seen workers with DCF at her house before. I remem ber one night I heard a child crying, and when I looked at the clock it was 2:30 a. m. I peeked out of my door, and saw one of her children sit ting outside the door crying. I tried to go to bed, but I just couldn t with that little child sitting out there alone crying. I called the police and they came and went inside to talk to her. This wasn t the first time they 've come out here to talk to her. The Florida Department of Children and Families took custody of all four children. ------------------------------------------------w z UNCLE SANDY i= z w ... Why call it the 1, 5, 9, 12 unexpected when you're sitting 14 en 18, 20, 22 around waiting for 25, 29, 32, 35 it to happen 39, 43, <( c 44,49. a: VVARREN. DAUVSON 221-1800 1467 Tampa Park Plaza @ Nebraska Ave. & scott St. The h1rtng of a l a:.yer IS an 1mportant dec1s1on that should not be based solel y upon advert1semenis Befor e you decide. ask us to send you FREE l',ntten,mformatlon about qualifications and expenence' Man Found Shot In His Car AL GRADY WILLIAMS Tampa Police responded to a report of a man sitting in a car in the middle of North Florida Avenue and East Hillsborough early Saturday morning. When officers arrived, they discovered the man, identified as AI Grady Williams, 52, shot. Officers said Williams gave them various statements about the shooting before he was transported to a local hospi tal with non-life threatening injuries. Police said they don't believe Williams was shot at the intersection where he was found. Man In vacant Homes-Plot Pleads Guiltv GEORGE WILLIAMS Investigators said over the past few years, George Williams and his compa ny laid claim to seve ral vacant homes in Hillsborough C ounty Williams told investigators Florida' s adverse possession law allowed him to break into houses, move in t enants, and collect rent without the knowledge or permission of the property owners. Williams, 42, was arreste d in 2011, and this week he pl eaded guilty to organized fraud, s i x counts of grand theft, and give counts of burglary. His plea deal calls for two years of house arrest and five years of probation without any jail time. The adverse possession law allows a person to take possession of abandoned property if h e or she liv e s on it and pay s taxes on it for seven years. Five Suspects Sought For Armed Carjacking The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office reports that on February 16th a 3 p. m., two male victims drove to the Days Inn Hotel, 2901 East Busch Boul e vard and picked up two females known as MekaandT. The femal e passengers got into the rear passenger seats of the vehicle and directed the victims to drive to a resi dence they allegedly lived at off of Messer Drive and Bessie Dix Road. After arriving at the resi dence, deputies said a Black 1992-1995 Toyota Tacoma pickup quickly approached and stopped beside the -vic tim's vehicle. According to the report, three Black males got out of the pickup, one of them armed with a handgun, and ordered the victims out of the vehicle and onto the ground. The suspects took the victims cell phones, wallets and cash. This is a surveillance of a woman suspected of being involved in a carjacking. One round was fired during the incident. The victim's vehicle was recovered at AJ's Food 'N Beverage on Harney Road. Surveillance photos show one of the female suspects mak ing a purchase at the store. Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call (813) 247-8200. Man Shot In Face Recovering From lniurv The Tampa Police Department is currently investigating a shooting Thursday night. The victim suffered a gunshot to the face and was admitted to a local hospital in serious condition. According to Lavanda Wesley Tillman, 26, was at the corner of Clark and Arch Street, around 6:30 p m., Thursday. He was shot in the face with the bullet striking him under the right eye. Following the shooting, Air Service, the K9 Unit, ROC, and Homicide respond ed but the suspect escaped capture. Police have not released much information about the shooting other than Tillman is out of the Intensive Care Unit and the y hope to inter view him. Polic e b elieve the suspect is LAVANDA WESLEY TILLMAN ... Recovering from gunshot injury a y oung Black man. between the ages of 17 and 20 years old, but released no addition al information However police said there a re some good leads in the case. The Shooting remains under in v estigation Lakeland Teen. Found Shot LAKELAND -Lakeland Police reported that on February 18th at 11:23 p. m. they responded to 1202 Jewel Avenue on a call of a person shot. When officers arrived, they found Daylon Easton, 17, on a living room couch with a gunshot wound to the head. Several people were in the home at the time, but no one had information on the shooting, police said. Easton was and is reported to be in very critical condition. Police are continuing.to DAYLON EASTON investigate th. e shooting, and have no comment about any possible suspect or motive.
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II HEARING OFFICER The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners on November 14, 1996 approved Ordinance 96-35 which provides for the appointment of one or more Land Use Heaiing Officers to conduct hearings and render recommendations and decisions regarding applications for rezoning, special uses, vested rights, appeals of administration determinations and related matters. Applicants must have a degree in planning or related field, with at least Y,ears of professional experience in planning or have a degree in architecture, engineering or law and have been licensed to practice in Florida for three years. Applicants cannot hold appointive or elective office or a position in government in order to serve as a Land Use Hearing Officer. This is a personal services contract not to exceed $75,000 per year. Please forward resume clearly documenting above qualificatiOns to: Peggy Sewell, Development Services, P. 0 Box 1110, Tampa, FL 33601. 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