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Celebrating 67 Years In The Tampa Bay Area .. ... .. cc Q a: 0 ....1 LL. VOL. 67 NO. 65 TUESDAY, APRIL 3 2012 24 PAGES 75C /Fire leaves Toddler Dead, IOIP And Hurt -SEE PAGE 3 ADeDiptetRobberv DeadiV For You"u la n SEE PAGE 3 I I I .. ... .. EHorts continue To Bring Black Radio Station Back SEE PAGE 2 MALES TO BUilD OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVElOPING INDEPENDENCE The Tampa Metropolitan Alumnae Ch Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted a seminar for young males. "Empowering Males To Bu9ild Opportunities For Developing Independenu., was the theme of the seminar held on March 2012 at Young Middle Magnet School. Speakers included: Toby Johnson, Major Gerald Honeywell, Dwayne Broxton, Dr. Maurice Harvey, and Hugh Campbell. Among those who assisted with d etails of the event were Miranda Pringle, Michelle Richards, Sammecia Bagley and Staysha Greene. (Photo by Frederick Harris ) ......


0 Features ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Entrepreneur Receives ausiness Woman Of The Year' Award 0 (/l w ::: .... BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor When an individual decides to become an entrepreneur, they must answer an abundance of "what ifs." Through determination, success is at hand. Stepping out on faith in 2008, Ms. Beleriil Floyd, launched "Grand Dames Car Service, Inc." The business is a limousine company that offers luxury ground transportation in the Tampa Bay area. What made her business stand out in a crowd is the fact that she has an all-female staff in a male-dominated field. Last month, Ms. Floyd was chosen as the recipient of the 20i1-2012 Woman ofthe o Year Award. It was pre ii: sented to her from the Black Women Business Owners, z Executives and Entrepre ger honor and a blessing to ffi still be in business in this > downtumed economy," she W said with a smile. fa As a female owned and i operated business, Ms. Ms. Yolanda Anthony, left, presented Ms. Beleria Floyd, with the "Black Women Business Owners, Executives and Entrepreneurs "Business Woman Of The Year" Award. Ms. Floyd said. honor, and glory to God for blessing my business," the member of First Baptist Church of College Hill said. Ms. Floyd is the mother of one son, Ethan, who is college student. local Business In line For lore Awards Julius Davis and his partner, Jorge Rivera of VoltAir Consulting Engineers, LLC, Tampa. Houston, have received several awards over the past year and are in line to earn more. VoltAir Consulting Engin eers is the recipient of the 2012 U. S. SBA Small Business Administration's South Florida District 2012 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year. The SBDC at the Univer sity of South Florida nomi nated them for the award. But that's not all. VoltAir was also selected as the winner for the entire State of Florida and Region IV. Region IV consists of the country's southeastern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and TennesSee. This award reCognizes pro -fessional service, growth and -maintaining business. Awards for these accom plishments will be presented at the 25th Annual Government Small Business Conference May 2-3. As the Region IV winner, VoltAir will compete for the designation of National Minority Small Business Champion of the Year. The 2 owners will be heading to Washington, D. C. May 20JUUUS DAVIS AND JORGE RIVERA 26, 2012 to compete for the national title. The company was chosen for this distinction because of their commitment to help minority-owned businesses expand their capacity to win government and private sector contracts. Davis and Rivera started their growing company 6 years ago with a $40,000 contract. They now have 11 engineers and several consultants. Other award recipients fr-om this area are: Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business District Winner, Sara E. Moola and Robert M. Vaughn, Visual Awareness Technologies & Consulting, Inc.; and South Florida District Winner, Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year, Giovanni Suarez, National Information Assurance Corp., Largo. :J Floyd found the services ID and networking opportuni ties provided by BWBOEE z invaluable. "As a business fii owner, there are days when ...J you really need to share and S compare challenges with m others who truly understand uj what you are experiencing," z i= z w (/l With the spring comes proms and graduation. This is the busy season for Ms. Floyd and while other com panies may be downsizing, she is adding vehicles to her fleet. This also gives her the opportunity to hire more women drivers. "I am excited about the future of my company and truly give all the praise, Enons Ongoing To Bring -R&B. Music, Communitv Talk Radio Back To Tampa c( 0 a: 0 ...J LL The Florida Law Statellhat YoLi May Be Entitled To $10,000 For Loss Wages And Medical care ... ServiCe Support Mel Help from the beginning to the end. Spinal Injuries Neck Pain Back Pain Hlp Pain Leg Pain lhlnsportatlon Available Auto Repair Body Shop (PIP lneurance "'Don, be Ylcllmlzed twice for IICCidlnt tMt ....... your,.... Call Michelle B. Patty Local: 813-495-3702 Toll Free 1-866-352-4200 Available 24 Holn A /7 Days A Week ...... illlc. BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer If at first you don't succeed, keep trying. That's the mindset of members of Tampa Organization of Black Affairs as they continue efforts to help the community find ways to restore classic R&B and community talk show programming to Bay area air waves. Their mission -has been ongoing since this market lost WTMP last September, the area's only R&B and Classic Soul station that provided local talk shows geared towards the Black communi ty. Davidson Media Group took over the station's lease, call letters, website, FM and AM dials and according to TOBA spokesman, James Ransom, regaining owner ship has been extremely chal lenging. "'We had people in place who had the means to invest money to buy back WTMP. We did our research and determined the value of the station is $1.5 million, but the asking price went from $3 million, to $4 million to now $5 million; with no justifica tion for it. So, those potential investors felt it was not in their best interest to pursue the deal because the asking price was inflated." Ransom says TOBA then met with a larger group of smaller investors in an effort to lease an AM dial station, but later determined of the 14 people who were interested, only five really had the means to move forward financially. The larger group of investors was willing to commit approximately $125,000, however, that amount fell short oftbe $300,000 needed to. ahead with the lease deal. TOBA is now calling on the community at large and ask ing those that have an inter est in this effort to contribute what they can to a community investment fund. Investors should contact TOBA at P. 0 Box 3485, Tampa 33601, include a contact number and/or email address along with a self-addressed,. stamped envelope. Ransom says a certified accounting firm would be hired to establish an escrow account to receive and manage the funds. The names of investors and the amount they invested would be pub lished regularly in the Florida Sentinel Bulletin. If the amount raised falls short of the $300,000 needed, Ransom says all monies would be returned to those who sent it. "The call to action is sim ple," he says. "It's not what we say, it's what we do. We don't have a strong record of philanthropy on a major scale in Tampa, but if we all pull our funds together we can make a difference.


features Men Had over, $600,000 In Turbo Tax Cards, Cash, And Drugs When Arrested Three young men were taken into custody last week elld after a drug buy. Each of the men are being held on more than $too,ooo bond. According to the Tampa Police Department, ROC Squad 334 set up a drug buy with the men. The incident took place at 5050 E. toth Av enue, around 9:30 p.m., Fri day. Police said once the men arrived, the officers boxed in their 2008 Nissan Xterra, and they fled on foot. After a brief chase, all three were arrested. The officers then searched the men and their vehicle and discovered $14,957 in cash, four fraudulent tax refund checks, worth $43,165, and 67 turbo tax debit eards with an estimated cash value of $6oo,ooo. Police also confis cated a box containing ledgers and pages of personal infor mation belonging to hundreds JASONJ. CHRISTOPHER Held on $112,000 bond SONDONNIE CHRISTOPHER DAMIAN BOWIE Held on $124.500 bond Held on $112,000 bond of people, police said. Police also found 48.7 grams of powder and co caine, 100 grams of mari juana, digital scales, packaging materials and other drug paraphernalia items, po lice said. Jason Christopher was charged with trafficking in co caine, felony possession of marijuana, possession of mar ijuana with intent to sell, pos session of drug paraphernalia and delivery of cocaine. Sondonnie Christo-pher was charged with traf ficking in cocaine, felony pos session of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and deliv ery of eocaine Damian Bowie was charged with charged with trafficking in cocaine, felony possession of marijuana, pos session of marijuana with in tent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bowie also had four outstanding ar rests warrants. Toddler Dies, Mom And Child Hurt In Earlv Morning Fire JA-NIYAH GRANT .. 18-month-old died from This is what the inside of Ms. Mack's house looked like iJVuries in the fire. after the fire. At 6 a .m. Friday morning, T ampa Fire Rescu e and Tampa Police received fire call at 3613 East Diana Street. When they arrived, the house was e ngulfed in flames. Fire fighters forced entry into the home and pulled two you n g childre n to safe ty. Both w ere Hospital and reported to be in critical condition The mother and her 6-year-o ild were able to escape, but the mother was burned and als o hospitalized. The 6 year-old was not banned. Authorities later identified the mother of the children as 24-year-old Kimberly Mack. The children w ere identified as Chazmaine Small (6), Elijah Small ( 5 ), and Ja-niyah Grant, 18 months. Ja-niyah's grand-mother, Flestia Vaughn, said Monday that Ja-niyah p assed away Sunday, and Ms. Mack said Elijah is still hos pitalized and in a lot of pain. Ms. Mack said they had moved into the house Febru ary 4th. She later recalled the events of Friday morning. "I was awakened from my sleep, because I was hot. When I jumped from the bed, the house was full of smoke. My firs t thought was my chil dren, so I went looking a fire extinguisher. I couldn't find one. "Chazmaine was in the front o f the house so I told him to run out and g e t h e lp. Whe n I tried to g e t to my other children, my pants caught on fire, and I ran out side and tried to get help from my next door neighbor." Ms. Mack said there were no smoke dete ctors in the house and the burglar bars covering the windows were the reason she couldn't get her kids out. "When we moved into the house, I was never comfort able with the burglar bars. I actually did a little t es t to see if I could get the kids through the burglar bars, and it didn't work. I did everything I could to get my children out. It hurts me that I've lost a child and another one i s suffe ring. Ms. Mack's mother, Tracy Parks, said she feels the landlord should have had smoke detectors installed in the house. "If there had been smoke d e t e ctors, everyone would h a v e gotten out safe and un hurt. Right now, Kimberly is blaming herself, but it's not her fault. She's not holding up good at all, and we're trying to do whatever we can t o sup port h e r ." Ms. Parks said h e r advice to all mothers is no matte r how desperate your situation may be, don't put our children in a dangerous situation. Ms. Parks said Kimberly had no insurance on the house or for Ja-niyah, and they will need all the help they can get. Anempted Robben Turns Deadlv For YoungMan BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Early Saturday morning, a 21-year-old man was shot sev eral times during an attempted robbecy. The robbecy took place at the intersection of Harney Road and N. 56th Street. According to police, Jarret Michael Eitson and two friends were leaving a nearby club shortly after midnight. As the three walked to their vehicle parked on the roadway, two unidentified Black men approached them. The men attempted to rob becy them and during the com mission of the offense, Eitson, who was shot several times, died at the scene. The two men fled the scene in a black or dark blue 1990s or early 2000 sedan with dark tinted windows. Police said the other rob becy victims were not injured. The names of the man and woman are not released be cause they are witnesses in the investigation. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Eitson was the son of Shannon Ettson, of Baytown, Texas, and the late Ms. Don Dis Eitson. He moved to Gal-. latin, Tennessee, in 1992, to live with relatives. After visiting relatives in New Jersey, Eitsonsettled in Tampa about two years ago. After mav to Tampa, Eitson liked JARRET MICHAEL EITSON the area and decided to make it his home. His grandmother, Mrs. Martha Pullen, of Gallatin, said Jarret had a younger sis ter, Jazmine. Mrs. Pullen said his mother died at the age of 40 of a brain tumor. She was buried five years ago in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jarret will be laid to rest beside his mother. He is also survived by grandfather John Pullen, grandmother, Mary Eitson, and great grandmother, Cordie McDade, as well as other family members and friends. Funeral services for Jarret will be held on Saturday, April 7, at 12 noon, at WISCOnsin Me morial Park Chapel of Chimes. Funeral arrangements en trusted to Leon L. Wtlliams Fu neral Home, 2157N.12th Street, Milwaukee, WI, (414) 374-1812 Call And Schedule Your Appointment Today!!! ., r-0 ::D i5 ,.. en m z =t z m r-aJ c: r rz ., c: aJ r-c;; % m c m < m -t c: m c ,.. z c ., ::D i5 I I I


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UnlversalleaBcare, Manians And The lllumlnad R egard.ing Universal Healtheare, what do Norway, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Kuwait, Sweden, Bahrain, Bnmei, Canada, Netherlands, Austria, the United Arab EmirateS, Finland, Slovenia, DellDl8l'k, LuxemboW'K, France, Australia, Ire land, Italy, Portupl, Cyprus, Greece, Spain, South Korea, Iceland, Singapore, Switzerland, and Israel know that the Q United States of America refuses to accept? ii: And why is it that the most powerful nation on earth &L seems to have allo.wed the cat to get its tongue when standC ing before Supreme Court justices and presentin3 its case for an act, which would provide all Americans-regardless >of race, creed or social station ...:. the inalienable riKbt and 'C the universal ability to receive adequate and life-saving C medical attention? U) W We ask questions that our federal attorneys are afraid to ask, such as: Is the reason why current conservative eon> sensus is panning President Obama's bid for Universal a: Healthcare because the man who is preseatina the idea is W Black? > w Or, is the reason why a bevy ofmeclical doctors, healthC care insurance companies and other professional healthW care organizations are blasting Universal Healthcares, because they fear the billions of dollars they might not get? ::i And when the filibustering stops, and if the Universal ID Healthcare bid loses, who will care for the ones who cannot afford Private Medicine's "Disney World" healthaire alterCL native? 3!: Yes, we support Universal Healthcare. We support it bet; cause not to support it would show the world just bow cold -J and remorseless America has become. Besides, we know _J one thing: thirty-three nations around the world cannot all m bewrong. _J w z 5 I Preparing. For I Quiet Screa11l U) a: 0 _J LL C ity of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhom and Tampa Police Department officials ge&ring up for the upcom ing aepubllcan National Conference are saying unequivocally, "You can scream, but we'd better not hear it, or at least we'd better not hear lt for long." Indeed, we salute the Mayor and company for what appears to be both creative and thorough planning regarding possible protestors coming also to attend the RNC here in Tampa. But we question one thing: Do you have any backup plans for the possibility that your highly choreographed contained protest plans don't work? For, instance, as has the ACLU, we too question whether a parade permit (no more than 6o minutes) is physically feast"ble for a protest parade? With all the logistics that go with a large number of shoutln&, stompiq, marcldng activists, what happens when the party goes put an hour? Says, Mayor Buddaom, "we will deal" with people who break the law." Such words give us comfort. But we remember years ago, in a dtyfar away (Chicago, to be exact) when another mayor {Mayor Richard J. Daley) made simllar remarks, which ended up being replayed duriq a continuous pitched battle between police and protestors. City of Tampa planners have convened with other dties and dty omdals who've underxone bumps and bruises, of national political party conferences. Nevertheless, we suggest that along with a "Dirty Harry" get-tough veneer, the City ofTampa also exhibits a philoso W pby, which caused a person, years ago, to explain, "I may not accept your argument, but I will accept and defend your a: right to argue." Travvan Maran: Racial Hatred And lecessarv Connrsauans With Our Sans A fter spending a fun filled Saturday with three of our grandsons 14, 11, and 10), at an entertainment facility, we took them to one of Ameri can children's best-loved fast-food restaurants. Questioning them about the bewilderment and sad ness in their eyes as they ex ited the restroom at the restaurant prompted them to hand us a newspaper they found with an article about Trayvon Martin's murder. On the borders of the newspaper article were hand-written racial epithets, congratulating George Zimmerman (Trayvon's killer) and gleefully announc ing, "One less nigger!" Such comments caused my husband and me to have an "old fashioned 2oth century conversation" with our grandsons who had suffered an insult they were at a loss to explain. Yes, I know this is the 21st century. However, Trayvon Martin's murder reminds us that. Blacks in America today still need to have the same conversations with their sons that my grand mother had with her sons during the 1920S, 30S, 40S, sos and 6os. Back then, in order for Black boys to reach adult hood, mothers and fathers recited a litany of "do's" and "don'ts" to their sons as soon as the male children could walk and talk. Some of those "do's" aod "don'ts" appear to be necessary even today. Black male children were expected to learn and re member at least 10 rules, some of them which follow, to ensure reaching Black male adulthoOd. First and foremost, don't get caught walking or driving through a white neighbor hood after dark, unless you are chauffeuring white peo ple. Second, don't stare at or touch a white woman Third, say "Y essir," "Yes, Maam," "No Sir" or "No Maam" when speaking to white people. Fourth, don't get caught riding alone in a car with a white woman unl ess yo u are white people with "Mr.," "Mrs.," Miss ," and do not call them by their first names. The sixth rule w as, of course, Black males were never to dispute the words or actions of whit e males using a loud voice. When talking to white people, Black males were expected to remove their hats as rule number seven. The eighth rule was that a Black boy or man was never to go into a white per son's home if a white man was not present. Never walk ing in front of a white person when crossing a room or street must have put wear on the soles of Black men's shoes, as rule number nine. Last, but least, don't wear your best clothes or dress better than the white people you know you are going to be interacting With. Some of our 2oth century male readers may have other rules their parents shared with them as w e ll. Sadly, 2oth century racists raised 21st century racists, people who leave racists messages in popular fast-food restaurant restrooms for Blacks and other people to find and who harbor the same ideas about Blacks being inferior, meek, and subservient as did slave masters in the 19th century Antebellum South and the Jim Crow era. By the way, of the three pictures of the management team on the wall of the restaurant we visited, all of them were Black. So, here we are, in the 21ot century having to tell our sons and grandsons not to wear sagging pants (a good thing) and not to wear hood ies while walking in white and gated neighborhoods. Welcome to :nat Century racism at its worst. May Trayvon rest in peace while the ones be l eft behind con tinue the struggle for justice and equality. Harambee!


Aries (March 21-April -Wait to make a final decision; there's no need to rush. Think over all the hidden options. a hike or get into physical action, and the perfect answer percolates. Taurus (April2o-May 20)Yesterday's fool had pranks (or not}. Today you may as well wait to make a move. The joke would fall flat. Keep planning, and analyze a strategy for success. Gemini (May 21-.June 21)-Cash flow improves, and you feel more balanced now. It's not as much as you hoped. or as little as you'd-feared. Stick with the facts, and let the rest go. Cancer (JUlie 22-July 22) Ab,undance is yours. Sync schedules with your partner. Some of the things you try might not work, but your community has all the resources you need. Leo (July 23-Aus22) -Don't fear exploration and adven ture. Finish tasks at work, work out the finances and make it hap pen. You have what it takes. Whatever yriu lack can be found close by. Virgo (Aug. 23-8ept. 22)You may find an answer in a dream. You're wiser than you realize. Big stories are jUst that. You feel more balanced and 8ssured, so take on a new leadership role. Ubra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) -Meditate for equilibrium, and that peace gives you focus and strength to power through the day. It's not a good day for travel. Distractions could tempt. Stick to basics. Scorpio (Oet. 23-Nov. 21)-Stick to your principles. Ask for 'what you want. Generate harmony at home. Friends and fi nances don't mix for about thirty hours, so postpone money talk. Get some sunshine. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -Don't fear the road less traveled. You're likely to find romance along the way. Avoid fi nancial risks; though. Trust your intuition and dance into the night. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)-When all else fails (or before it does}, focus on the small details. It's easy to get distracted from your financial goals. Adaptation is key. Watch the trail ahead. Aquarius (.Jan. 2o-Feb. 18)Start the week with an injection of optimism and self-confidence. Focus on abundance, even if it seems impossible. You can rely on others, and they on you. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)-Your imagination comes in handy to solve a work problem. Beware of a mirage, financially speaking. Reward yourself with good amountS of deep, delicious rest. BOLD AND THE BEAU1'IFULHope begins to paniC when she realizes that Amber is blackmailing her; Liam is surprised when Steffy shows up at the office; Amber gets her hands on what she wants; Ridge and Caroline connect over the memory of her aunt, the late Caroline Spencer. Daizee interrogates Amber when she spots her with a bag of pills; Brooke attempts to open Rick's eyes to Caroline; Amber discusses Dayzee's engagement to Mar cus; Steffy engages Hope in a conversation about Liam. A wel come party is held for Caroline; Hope has an anxiety attack; Ridge argues that Amber cannot stay at Forrester Creations; Brooke talks up Caroline to Rick. DAYS OF OUR IJVES-Carrie talks to Marlena about Austin and Rafe; Rafe claims he's the father of Nicole's baby; Sami pleads with Lucas not to go back to Hong Kong; John and Hope play Stefano in a private, high-stakes poker game. Austin finds a tearful Carrie and tells her he wants to save their marriage; EJ.demands that Nicole take a paternity test; Marlena worries about John and Hope; Abe and Lexie celebrate their anniversary. Daniel suggests that Lexie have a few tests run; Billie receives a froiD ISA agent Spencer; John becomes mesmerized by a picture of Mar lena; Lucas helps Sami move into her new apartment; EJ and Marlena speak privately about Will's situation. GENERAL HOSPITALHeather Webber returns; Jason ar rives at Michael's apartment; Maxie makes an assumption about Patrick. The past haunts Sam; Kate puts a demand on Ewen; Carly and Johnny make it official. Anna helps John McBain; Sam is dis-. turbed; Sonny and Alexis have a heated conversation. YOUNG AND THE RFSTLESS Genevieve's offer to Jack comes w_ith shocking terms, while Carmine challenges Chloe and Kevin's marital bliss. Nikki and Ashley try to stop Jack's dangerous surgery, while Neil's decision could put business ahead of family. Kay's efforts at reconciliation touch Devon, while the Beauty of Nature bidding war delights Genevieve. John Wilds is shown with a group-of his students at the Open House event at the Riverview Terrace Boys & Girls Club. Mr. and Mrs. John A. BoWden with JohD, .Jr., "Mlcbael.John and Beverly Bowden at the Beulah Baptist Chureh AnniVersary Obeervanee. Cast members: James Leoiulrd, Hester Rufus Jones and Christopher Eugene Dll lard pose on the set ofthe play, "Don't Give Up On The Dream." -Tom Marshall, Gerrie Hawkinis, Pamela Hart, .Jewel Davis and Robert Scott are shoWn with their pastor, Rev. C. J. Loq of New First Union Chureh.'Ibey.were eelebratin& the Pastor's Anniversary.


c a: u.. c z c( c en w :::) t> a: w > w c w ::z:: en ::i m :::) D.. z tu ...J ...J :::) m ...J w z i= z w en c( c a: 0 ...J u.. JAMES WALlACE, III Happy birthday to my "sports baby," John Wallace, ill. I love you so much, in spite of and I won't be moved unless God moves me! Love: your mom, Yolanda Lee, N"ljah, Johnna, TaeTae, Navia, Nijon. Nija'e and Zari! IlPPI Blrlhdll JARROD COACHMAN, JR., UL JARROD, NANA And Mommy, RHONDA We would like to wish you a happy birthday. We love you always and forever, through the good and bad times, w e will be here for you. Love, your family. IlPPI Blrlhdll DEANDRE With His Mom, KANESHA Happy birthday. From: mom, grandpa, rel atives and friends. look Who's SUII Standing DARI'YONNA ROBINSON, a.k.a., MIRACLE First, I would like to honor the Man up above for every thing. "Yesy es" that's right, my baby has been down a long road, but by the grace of God, she's still standing I would like to wish "Dari'Yonna Robinson" a happy, happy birthday. She turned 3, Saturday, March 31, 2012. Pooh, I'm so proud of you for being that strong Black woman, you did it ... you did it for 3long, hard years. Love. mom and grandma. B. P. Meeting April School Board Meeting Changed The regular monthly Hillsborough County School Board will hold its meeting Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 9 a.m. The meetings are nor mally held at 3 p.m., on Tuesdays. Public comment will be taken at the conclusion .of the business meeting. Celebration Cousins Celebrate Their Birthdavs Cousins Pauline Williams and .AJUorie Sledge celebrated their birthdays together at a nightspot in Brandon. They were joined by several family members and friends. (Photos by Julia Jackson) David Battles was at the party for Pauline Wllllama and AnJorie Sledge. 1 Elaine Sleclge-Safrold joined her cousins for the birthday cel ebration.


.... East Ta111pa lpdate on 22nd Countv CODIDiissioner ReCODIDiends Changing Countv North 22nd Street Enhancereports that the intersection of Parks PoliCV For Veterans Avenue, there will be a lane closedfortheremainderofthe change as contractors begin project (May 2012). North transferring northbound traffic 22nd Street will remain onefrom the right side to the left way north for the remainder of side of the roadway. The new the construction project (May sidewalk will be available on 2012). the west side of the street. The Please do not use sidewalk has been built wider Lee Davis Center parking to create a safe space for both lot as a short cut through pedestrians and bicycles. the construction zone. Solid waste Spring oav Holidav Collection Schedule The City of Tampa will be closed for the Spring Holiday. No solid waste collection for City of Tampa customers will take place Friday, April6, 2012. There will be no residential garbage, yard-waste recycling, or blue-box recycling collec tion. Residential garbage col lection serviCes for customers affected by the holiday will re sume on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Residential recycling and yard-waste collection will re sume on the next regularly scheduled recycling collection day Friday, April13, 2012. Commercial Services will occur one day after the sched uled collection day. Commer cial accounts scheduled for service on Friday, April 6, 2012 will be serviced on Saturday, Apri17, 2012. Commercial counts scheduled for service Saturday, April 7, 2012 will be serviced on schedule. Normal collection schedules will re sume Monday, Apri19, 2012. For questions or concerns, please contact the City of Tampa Utility Services Customer Care at (813) 348-1111, or visit the web site at www.tampa&ov. net/solidwaste. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor In January the Hillsbor ough County Commissioners discussed the costs associ ated with veterans utilizing the County's parks and recre ation centers. Commissioner Les Mlller, Jr., recommended that the fees be amended to allow veterans a discounted rate or in some cases free admission. Last month, the Board of Commissioners approved the proposal. Now, veterans will receive a 25% discount on Annual Entrance Passes for active duty and honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces, National Guard, or reserve units of the U. S. Armed Forces or National Guard. Honorably discharged veterans with service-con nected disabilities or their surviving spouses and par ents of veterans fallen in LES MilLER, JR. Hillsborough County Commissioner, District 3 combat would receive Life time Park Entrance Passes. Armed forces personnel would be required to show their military identification card showing that the bearer as active duty, reserve, or re tired member of the U. S. military to receive a 25% dis. count on annual Entrance Passes. They will also need per sonal identification showing that they are residents of Hillsborough County. Those whoareretindorwhorureno longer in the military can the most recent DD Form 214, Certificate of Release Discharge from active and the status of the dis charge. Commissioner n.o..ut.a'lt;.a said, "I'm a veteran of the Force. Recently, I learned County is charging full price. "I also learp.ed that State of Florida had a differ ent plan and suggested we look at that plan so that we could offer a discount rate on season passes. Those veter ans wounded in combat should be allowed to Tired of driving, high gas prices, and the stress of congestion 1 Let HART get you to your destination. HART is a clear, clean and inexpensive alternative to the automobile. HART has more than 20 Park-ri-Ride lots and transfer centers. The concept is easy. Park your car in the lots and take a HART bus. Even if you don't have a car, these centers service many of our routes. HART is hard at work serving our community with improvements including, our Yukon Park-n-Ride transfer center, located between North Central Avenue and North Seminole Avenue In the HART Yukon Park-n-Ride transfer center, HART is doubling the number of bus bays, adding public restroom facilities, and improving traffic circulation for better school bus drop-off. For more information on fares, routes, and how HART can make your life easier visit our web-site www.goHART.org, or call the HART information line: (813) 254-.HART (4278). Ride HART. Be Smart.


g Local Third 'Stop The Violence' Meeting Planned BY IRIS B. HOLTON-_ Sentinel City Editor The Third "Stop The Gang and Gun Violence Task Force" meeting has been planned. -It will take place on Tuesday, April1o, at the Lee Da:vis NeighborhoOd Service Center, 3402 N. 2200 Street, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ernest Coney, Jr.; Interim Director of the CDC of Tampa, Inc., wlio is. one of the organizers of the "Stop The Gang and Gun Vio lence Task Farce," called for a community meeting in November after one of the youth working with the CDC of Tampa, Inc., was killed. Coney said 17-year-old John Singleton, Jr., was a special young man who par ticipated in the CDC of c Tampa, Inc., Youth Leader it ship Program for 3 years. At 1L the time of his death on Oc tober 29, 2011, Singleton c( was a junior at Tampa Bay Technical High School, and c rn w ERNFST CONEY, JR. Interim Direetor oftbe CDC ofTampa, the Historian for the CDC of Tampa Youth Leadership Club (Teens). Coney said,"He would have been one of our success stories." Singleton was fatally wounded while attending a birthday party. When the shooting began at the party, Singleton ran, but dropped his phone. He was killed when he turned around to get the phone. Ms. Janelle MCGre-. gor spokesperson for the Tampa Police Department said, no arrest has been made. "This is one of the cases that we are asking anyone with information to come forward," she said. Coney said, "We have had some great success with ideas implemented from our meetings. The City-sponsored gun buyback, drug marches, a candlelight vigil and various other youth events. "However, we need every person, adult and youth, to be engaged to effectively deal with this issue to critique ow: youth, economic systems, and each other is no longer a viable option. It is now time to rebuild our community one youth, one family, and one neighborhood at a time." Coney stated that everyone is invited to attend the meeting and share ideas. Youth Gro.up Announces i Recrunment Meeting On Wednesday, April 18th from 4:30p.m. unti15:30 p.m., Juveniles United In A Commum nity Effort (J.U.I.C.E.) will hold a recruitment meeting at 1505 North Nebraska Avenue, the The youth organization is looking for yooth ages 6-to-14 o become a part of a growing movewtment to not only teach them to be responsible and accoootable for their lives, but to also reach ...I outside and help others, especially the elderly. ....1 The youth serve the elderly through their "Adopt A Program," where they perform various tasks to help elderly residents, like yard cleanup and some light repair work. ....1 .As of J.U.I.C.E., the youth will receive military-;type training for discipline, earn promotiOns by learning vocabulary words, and be taught life skills they can take back to their community. !z J.U.I.C.E. foooder, Sanford Harper, said if our youth are to compete in this country, they must be prepared, and that has to start with communication skills. c( For more about this program, call (813) 900-9679. c a: 0 ...I IL .CD w CJ .----------------------------------------........ Covenant Missionary Baptist Church & Pastor Carnell Upshaw Cttii.J ..... ,.... .. 1111 Lilt Selin SIJIIII If Jesus From 1111 Croll & 1be Rrst S.V.. Slylnp of_..... Afllr 1111 Croa APRIL 5 I a: 2012, THURSDAY I FRIDAY NIGHT 0 8:45PM -Conlt iiNIIrr Blptlll CIHnll, 4810 E...._ Aw. R. 33810 (113) 821-ia3o East Tampa_ Communitv Easter _Egg Hunt Planned On Saturday, April 7th, the Commooity Easter Egg Hoot, in conjunction with Belmont Heights little League, will host an Easter Egg Hunt. The event will take place at Cyrus ation Complex, comer of Dr. L. King, Jr. Blvd., and N, 22nd Street. The event will take place from u a.m: until 4p.m. The St. Matthews Supreme Cooocil of Scottish Rite Masons Ancient Temple of Light (Masonic Lodge) Eclectic Dynasty, #613, (Eastern Stars Chapter), Unity Missionary Baptist Church, and Joyee's Sandwich Shop are sponsoring the event. Speakers will include Edgar Helms, St. Matthews Supreme Council of Scottish Rite Masons; Susan V aides, Hillsborough County School Board member; Henry Ballard, Sr., retired Hillsborough County School employee; and Carolyn Collins, President, Hillsborough CoootY Branch NAACP, and a speaker repre senting Purpose Youth Mentaring. -In addition to music pro vided by Xclusive Entertainment, local talent will perform and refreshments will be provided. For additional inforina tion, call Arthur Polite at (813) 403-2502. -otar Raalstradonlrllalocadons Dr. Earl Lennard, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elec tions released the following election-related activities. This infor mation includes activities beginning Monday, April 2, 2012 to Monday, Apri19, 2012. Monday, April 2, 12:00 p.m. 2:30p.m. and 5 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Voter Registration Drive at Keiser University, 5525 Memorial Hwy. Tampa, 33634. -Wednesday, April4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Voter Registration Drive at USFs Bull Market, 4202 E. Fowler Ave. Tampa, 33620. S:30 p.m. 7:45p.m. Voter Registration Drive at DeVcy Uni versity, 6700 Lakeview Center Drive, Suite 150. Tampa, 33619. Thursday, Aprils, 8 a.m. 2 p.m. Voter Registration Drive at Sun City Chamll.er Spring Expo, Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, 33573. Friday, April6, n am. -2 p.m. Voter Registration Drive at Tampa Downtown Market, 514 N. Franklin St. Tampa, 336o2. Saturday, April7, 9 a.m. 7 3 p.m. Voter Registration Drive at Ybor City Market Ybor Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Avenue. Tampa, 336o5. ; 1 p.m. 3=30 p.m. Voter Registration Drive and Forum at Beu lah BaptiSt ChUrch, 1oo6 W. Cypress St. Tampa, 336o6. Apri19, 6 p.m. -7=45 p.m. Voter Registration Drive at Strayer University, 6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Suite 540, Tampa, 33634. Tllunday, Aprl5, 2012 7:11 P.l. FAIIILY liGHT Frldly, April, 2012 7:30 P.l. NeW Q1ater Frtenilshlp M. B. 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. Local Businesswoman GiVing Back To The CODIDIUnitv Mavor Pl'oclais April As Sarcoidosis Awareness Month BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor As a businesSwoman, op erating for less than a year, Trina Johnson knew that she wanted to do something to give back to the commu nity. She thinks about how good God has been in her life and I told the Lord that whatever I have, I'll share," shesaid. With Easter approaching, she decided that she and the 5 other stylists in her salon, Nu-Blue Salon/Barbershop in Gibsonton (11130 US High way 41, 33534) would help as many people as time will allow to "look their best on their Easter smile." On Saturday, Apiil 7, 2012, Nu-Blue will be offering free haircuts to boys ages 2-12 years old and free relaxers and styles to girls ages 5-12 years old. This free service will be available between the hours of 10:30 a. m.-2:30 p. m. for those persons who are in line between the hours of 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. The service will be given on a first coine, first served basis and there will be no holding spots. Other services will also be available for a nominal fee (see advertisement in this issue). Ms. Johnson, 38, is the mother of three (22, 21 and 13 years old) and the grandmotherof7. A former school teacher, Ms. Johnson said bad choices led to her going to prison for 2-1/2 years. After coming out, she went to nurs ing school tobecome a licensed Practical Nurse, only The City of Tampa will be joining several cities across the country as they recognize April as Sarcoidosis Aware ness Month. Tampa's Mayor Bob Buckhorn signed a proclamation for the nation. Sarcoidosis affects many Americans and countless others around the world It is a systemic disease that can affect multiple organs, create a variety of symptoms, occur chronically and cause blind ness, debilitation or even death. The exact cause of Sarcoidosis is unknown, but ir"IS characterized by the forma tion of cells that can inflict MS. TRINAJOHNSON serious damage on organs, to learn that becauSe she was resulting in scarring, weak a convicted felon, she could ness, reduced function and not take the State Board nerve damage. While treatexam. ments exist, currently there It was her grandfather, is no cure. Comedian/actor John Blue, who encouraged Bernie Mac died from the her when she was down. He disease. His wife and daugh even suggested she go on a ter are traveling around the cruise for relaxation -to clear country in an effort to bring her mind. She and a friend awareness to the disease. took the trip and that's where Mayor Buckhom's she was given the revelation to open a restaurant. Jr. Boy Cafe and the salon have been open .. nearly 1 Her grandfather died Ma rch 24, 2010. "All that I've been through, I think my life is three tinies better than it was when I was making bad choices. Life is all about choices and that's what I teach my children," she fur ther stated. Ms. Johnson enjoys spending time with her grandchildren -taking them shopping and to amusement parks. She's an active member of Light of the World Deliver ance Church. Chedc: Out Our Newly Enhanced Website! www.flsentinel.com Now With On-line And. More! Mayor Buckhorn with Emma Carroll. proclamation was issued in response to a request by the Tampa Bay Sarcoidosis Sup port Group, Emma Carroll, founder. Ms. Carroll lost a daughter to the disease. Worldwide, Friday, April 20th has been designated as Sarcoidosis Awareness Day to call attention to the dis ease. Activities planned in Tampa during the month in clude: Sarcoidosis Awareness charity Softball Tournament, April 7th at Greco Park Softball Field, Sarcoidosis N Awareness Walk for a Cure, April 28th, AI Lopez Park. For more information on these events contact Sonja Barnes (813) 892-8260 or Megi Garris0n. (813) 9633551. The Tampa Sarcoidosis Support Group meets monthly at the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Branch library. "Our goal is to have all 50 states, other countries and communities recognize April as Sarcoidosis Awareness Month ... with planned events," Ms. Carroll stated. She is asking that people wear purple and. white on April 2oth. Those are the na tionally recognized colors for Sai-coidosis Awareness. "People with SarcoidoSis en remain a medically underserved population in every ::t country. Sarcoidosis Day will bring together patients and r families who are dealing with the challenging issues associr ated with Sarcoidosis," Ms. J;; Carroll further explained. ::t z '"0 c: OJ r............. c;; % m c m < m -4 c: m en c ,. z c


PiDDian-Martin vows Exchanged 0 w Yolanda Pittman and Marvin Martin, Jr. exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, March 10, at the St. James of Prayer Episcopal Church. Their reCeption followed at the. Garden The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie (Deloris) Pittman, Jr. The groom is the son Marvin MartiD, Sr. and the late Janett Martin. (Photos by Julia Jackson) StudentS For VPK 4-8th Grade euma.., IMIIIdlneAI\ -... ... and P.l!. .... OIIIII'OOIM Md Low lblclent tD .......... Rallo ft fiiiiiOMrto 12 ............ ....................... Looll ........ .. Lacalld ............... -. .. c ...... ..,.aCIIIrteCIIIbfDr..._ .... _. -----For more mformat1on vi sit our w ebs1te : http://stpcte r cla vercathnltc sc hool.org/ or call the schoo l at (813) 224-0865 .. The bride's parents, Mr. The groom' father, Marvin Martin, and a pest, Dr. 0 Phlllips, members of the St. .James House of Prayer palChurcb. Mn. Willie (Deloris) Pittman of .Jacksonville. The bride's brother, BMI Minister Artest Newkirk was WUlie Pitbnan, m, attended the the weddin& eon.sultant. wedding. .Jadde Dennis and CydeO were the pests. m.stoc:lt Inventory Only II 1111 & Ellbir sans Biow..out Sale ... -----------------.. ...-----------------. : Rtg.$250$300 : : Rlg.$375$551: : SIHhed to : : 8lalbed to : o 1 1$115. s 2ao l I I I I


s.:=m,. Residents Share WhJ Thev Anended RaiiJ f on the 9-1-1 tape Trayvon Martin case is not that of Georae Zimmerman, who admitted to shoot ing the teenager. The shooting took place on February 26 in a gated community in Sanford, Florida. According to two voice identification experts, they could not prove conclu sively that it wa.S Martin because they don't have his voice for comparison. However, both agreed that a match would be 9096 or higher. Zimmerman's voice returned a 4896 match. Zimmerman told police he was screaming for help before he shot the teenager. ThiUIIIIISIDIIII Man:llls F1r TrQnaMarlll Last Sunday, thousands of people from throughout the country converged on Sanford, Florida. They were there to protest the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Most of the protesters wore T -Shirts with the image of the teenager. Several carried signs calling for the arrest of 28year-old Georae Zimmerman, who admitted to shooting the teenager. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week, City In a dition to the in Sanford, Frank Reddick organized a rally to thousands of residents took to the street show support the family of Trayvon Martin. Martin, who has extended in Miami, the home Of the slain teenager. family members living in Tampa, was State Rep. Frederica Wilson planned shot and killed on February 26th. the rally. Although more than a month has It drew such celebrities as Chaka passed since George Zimmerman Khan and Alonzo. Mourning. His admitted to killing the 17-year-old, parents attended and spoke at the rally Zimmerman remains free; Two rallies were held in St. PetersThe Rally was held at the 34th Street burg on Saturday. The National ChrisChurch of God, where a thousand peotian League of Councils marched pie attended. Some shared comments through downtown St Petersburg, from about the death of the teenager and the rally ; Poynter Institute Park to Spa Beach. At Councilman Reddick said, "I saw that point, they held a rally calling for that rallies were being held throughout justice and called on Governor Rick the country. I feel that if they can bring Scott to be proactive. Sevell C. the Republican National Convention to Brown, m, heads the Council. this city, then why can't we have a rally The second rally was held by the Infor this family who is in mourning, es ternational People's Democratic Uhuru pecially since some of them live in this Movement. In a press release, they said city." their march was different from others Ms. Diana Harris said, "I'm here and that it called on Africans to unite to support the family. and to ask for jus-for the long term and get organized to tice. fight against the oppression of African Ms. Maryann Ford attended to people. show support for the family. She carried a sign that read, "Justice for Trayvon. Xavier Knowles, a cousin of We demand it. Together we stand. Do Trayvon Martin, was one of the the right thing." speakers at the rally. Kim Montgomery said, "I'm Call Today For Spring Specials Micros Senegalise Kinky Twist Cornrows Interlocks Sew-Ins All 1 ypes of Braids p Address: 10020 N 30th St T--.FLSENTINEL.COM www.facebook.com/Asenline l www .twiHer .com/flsentinel b here to support the family. I have family living in Sanford and they said the San -N ford Police Department' has been a problem and they are glad the federal government is there. Things have been going on for a very long time in Sanford. I'm just sick and tired of us being sick and tired." Gus Sims, of Plainfield, New Jersey said he is writing a book about incidents such as this one. "I feel that the school has released information about Trayvon. It's no surprise they released this information to dirty his name." Ms. Darlene Ford said, I thought the rally was great right up until the end. Some of the people did not keep their comments limited to 2 minutes as they were asked to do.. but I reaDy enjoyed it." Tony Boderiek said he came "To show support for the family and for jus-tice to be served." Ms. Debra L Duncan also came to show support for the family. She also wrote a poem as a tribute to the slain teenager. One verse read&: "Trccyvon "'I we won't let the world,iorr,et lfOUt 0 flOW" .famUII will calwclp mfA lfOU. ::u We're a.ul.hing you were here to B see how we are sitting h ere ,. munching on Slcittles CPUf drink-ing ice tea. "The world u showing their z love we know you are resting m with the mage,. above." :; Gall Today For Monthly Specials 813-248-1921 Dept c r r-z ., c m r-u; ::J: m c m < m -4 c m en c ,. z c "'I :!l c G) m .... ....


n Tampa Residents Panicipate In 'One Million Hoodie March' On Saturday, March 24th, thousands of people took to the street in the Tampa version of the "One Million Hoodie March." The march wa5 designed as a show of support for the family of Trayvon Martin. Martin, 17, was shot and killed on February 26th, in Sanford, Florida. Martin was the son of Ms. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. His grandmother is Mrs. Marian Spotford Evans, a Tampa native, and he was related to the late Mrs. Audrey Spotford. The rally took place at the intersection of N. Dale Mabry and W. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Photographs by Cherylene Levy). Nicolean George, Victoria Washington, Tenesha Archie, Rightiyon Washington, and Deterrio Young are shown making signs to display during the rally. Tampa mom, Johneather, is shown with her ehlldren, Elijah, Cherry, Desmond,Saniyora, and Faith at the "One Million Hoodie March." Bernessa Hoder is shown displaying her sign that reads, "Black, Hoodie, Carrying College Degree/Career, Do I look SUSPICIOUS?" Jessica aad Ms. Jones proudly displayed their siKn.s at the march. Justice Bullock displays a sign that reads, "I. have tea, Skittles, and a boodle ... should I die today, too?" Father and son, William Batts, III, and William Batts, IV, attended the march and displayed their Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea. More Than 30,000 anend Santord Rallv And March On Thursday, Mareh 22nd, more than 30,000 people trav eled to Sanford, Florida to take part in a march and rally for justice. The peaceful demonstration showed support for the family ofTrayvon Martin and called for justice. George Zimmerman admitted to shooting and killing the 17-year-old on February 26th. Marches and rallies have taken place throughout the country calling for Zim,merman's arrest. Several people from Tampa traveled to Sanford to attend the Rally and March. (Photographs by Yvette Lewis). Attorney Benjamin Cnunp, left is addressing the crowd aS Ms. Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother, Ben Jealous, National NAACP President and CEO, and Tracy Martin, Trayvon Martin's father, look on. Radio personality, Michael Baisden, left, and Rev. AI Sharpton attended the rally in Sanford and called for justice for the Martin Family. Noted Civil Rights advocate, Dick Gregory attended the rally in Sanford, Florida, in support of the Martin Family. This sign, which reads "No Justice, No Peace," reflects the sentiment of those in attendance at the Rally and March in Sanford. The caption reads, "He's walking around while being Black! I must defend myself."


Local Omega Phi Fraternitv Holds Annual Black OWl The Pi Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity held their Black Owt event at a Channelside nightspot. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Omega men Oscar Folks, Jr. and Antonio Thompson were at BlackOwt. Omega men Michael Reid and Robert Scott, Jr. Delta cousins enjoying the Black Owt event were Pavonne Scott and Nellie Fokumlah. Carolyn Nash and Remeka Taylor were at Black Owt. Night Out Around The Town Tampans are going out all around the town enjoying them selves at various nightspots. Mike stopped off at Ybor "Tee" was out on the town. Square. Miss Kittie and Ms. Red. Leslie stopped off at Ybor Square. Bikers Weekend Panv ... c m en c )> :u r w Bikers and their friends gathered at an East side establishN ment for a recent weekend party. (Photos by Julia Jackson) N Slick Ric was at the party. Biker Slomotion and her daughter, LaToyia were at the party. Biker Ms. Bling was at the party. Bikers Don Ice-T and Ms. Honey. IIDIIIIIy 8:001.1. :11 P.l. .., Tllnday 7:al A.l 6:11 P.l. Friday & Slbrdly 7:1) A.l. 9:11 P.l. Slndly 7:1) .... :11 P.l. IIIIIJIMiyOir ..... IWAI....,.,_ (813)C Soullood EYnlaY Breakfast, Luncll & Din ot1er111 Cdlnllnlns, Yllow Rloe, PalltDe Iliad, en llrtad, Fried ClllaUI, Fried Port Chop, Cldtllla, Frlld ,. Frlld Sllrlmp, Mill Dell.._.. Fflld ........ ... ., .:u c .... w


IWJane.Wade's Nephew 1 1113 Men Shot In Chicago DWYANEWADE CHICAGO -A nephew of Miami Heat star DWyane Wade was one of 13 shot two fatally -during a violent six-hour stretch in Chicago, another third-largest city. Wade learned of the situ ation with his nephew Miami defeated Dallas on Thursday night. On Friday, Wade said he played "with a heavy heart" when the Heat visited Toronto. Wade scored 30 points in Miami's 113-101 victory, and afterward said he expected his nephew to recover. >indication that is on the rise in the nation's Wade's nepheW was one of six males shot at a store on Chicago's South Side about 6 p.m. Thursday by hooded men who police said fled the scene in an SUV. One man was dead at the scene and four others ranging in age from 16 to 24 were hospitalized in critical condition. &L. 01----------------------------------------z 4( w U) 4( Q INC's Trio En-erinu NIADran HARRISON BARNES, .JOHN HENSON And KENDAlL MARSHALL North Carolina underclassmen Harrison Barnes, John g Henson and Kendall Marshall will eriter the NBA draft, &L. the school said Thursday The school didn't state whether the three planned to mre an agent in its release announcing the departures, though it appears the three are in the draft to sta y PernStars TIIIIIIU FIIIDiblll naa,waads TIGER WOODS Tiger Woods returned to his winning ways at last weekend's Arnold Palmer Invitational. Woods may be back on his game, but three porn stars .are reportedly set to release a new adult film, which will revisit the golfer's painful cheating past. The trio are releasing a new X-rated movie based on their bedroom romps with the famous golfer. Devon James, Holly Sampson and Joslyn James are starring in Mistresses: Notorious Tales ofthe World's Greatest Golfer,,. which is slated .to be released April 3 -the day after Woods is set to tee off in the Masters, a tournament he has not won since 2005. Patriots RSian. Wllrancll DEION BRANCH FOXBOROUGH,Mass. The New England Patriots have resigned wide receiver Deion Branch and signed free ag ent fullbackS Tony_ Fiammetta and Speneer Larsen. Branch had 51 catches for 702 yards and five touchdowns last season. He was drafted by the Patriots in 2002, traded to the Seattl e S e ahawks in 2006, re-acquired in 2olo. He is a hol4over in a deep wide r eceiver corps that added free agents Brandon Lloyd, Donte' Stallworth and Anthony Gonzalez in the offseason. aii-Pro-LT Jason Peters Out Forseason PHILADELPHIA Eagles Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters has ruptured his right Achilles and is expected to miss the season. Peters injured his leg while training in Texas on Tuesday. He will have surgery to repair the tendon next week. JASON PETERS b-Nfl Quanerbacll ba1nlea1 Arrested. In Montana HELENA, Mont. Police in Montana arrested ex NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf after a monthlong investigation that culminat ed with Leaf breaking into an acquaintance's home to steal prescription pain medication, the task force com mander who led the probe said Authorities believe he may have broken into other homes in search of prescription drugs over the past 1 1 / 2 yea-rs and are asking those victims to come forward, said Central Montana Drug Force Commander Chris Hickman. Lea( faced a similar accusation in 2008, when he was accused of burglariz ing a player's home while he was a quarterback coach for Division II West Texas A&M. An investigation turned up that Leaf had. RYAN LEAF obtained nearly 1,000 pain pills from area pharmacies in an eight month span. He reached a plea agreement that gave him 10 years pro bation. The prosecutor in that case in 2009 said he11 file a motion on Monday to r evoke Leaf's probation following his Montana arrest. J..A'& or &A "SeafOod .t SoaJfood MRS. RENE PANKO Owner (2722) Emili: nrbecldeyahoo.oom CAJERIIIG AVAII..A8I.E DINE IN CALL-M IJELCC*E FA-Y OWNSnJUSINEU Dr. As a result of the Deepwater HorizOn 011 Spill on April 20, 2010 you may qualify for BP SeHiement for all and of 'he following: lnlc:lt Drtwre tar Full Collplnlle Cellno Enlpla,.... Halll...,... Food .......... EiiPIOI-........... Hlllr8lyllll a .... -Fllllln& .... ,......,...eo. ........ EmplaJele Holpllllty. TourtiM BullniiiiiMd Ell:. You may qualify to .. alegltln.e. Mttlement. Contact -Rapid Claim Recovery rap!dclailm81'8C0YerY'Phoo.com 813-321-7807


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JALIL HUfCHINS, JOHN FLETCHE R (a.k.a., ECSTASY) And DREW CARTER (a.k.a., DEE) Wbodini, a Brooklyn, New York-based hip-hop group, has been added to the Funk Fest in St. Pete. 'The two-day outdoor festival cel ebrating old school funk, R&B, rap and soul is set for the weekend of April6 and 7 at Vmoy Park! Friday's line-up features Evelyn "Champagne" King, Fantasia, and ErykaBadu. On Saturday, concert goers will hear the sounds of Slick Rick, El DeBarge, Morris Day andthe Time, and Charlie Wilson. "Music fans who appreciu.. ate the quality of good musi cal performances will be thrilled at the line-up we are putting together," said LeO Bennett, CEO of Variety Ent., Inc. "You don't want to miss this two-day concert." Friday the gates will open at 4 p. m. with the concert beginning at 6 p. m. On Sat urday, the gates will open at 3 p. m. and the show will begin at 5 p. m. Tickets can be purchased through several businesses throughout the community. For more information, log on to the website www.funls fest2012.com. c z c:( Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice Whhe Accused 01 Cheating Dead Producer c enFamed R&B group tEarth, Wind & Fire foundw ing member iij Maurice C White has been accused MAURICE en of neglecting WHITE to pay Charles Stepney,:;) who produced some of his a.. greatest hits. 'The only prob lem is that Stepney has l1j been deceased for 36 years, j so his children are suing S White for royalties they ...J claim their dad never re-w ceived. Stepney was responsible z for classics as Shining Star, Devotion, Sing a Song and c:c Mighty, Mighty. e 'The producer was also an a: 0 ...J u.. arranger. songwriter and musician achieved stellar success in all four areas during the sixties and seven ties. He worked with Ram sey Lewis, Chaka Khan, The Dells The Emo tions. Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Terry Callier have made it known that they were heavily influ enced by Stepney's talents. One of Earth, Wind & Fire's greatest songs, "Spirit," was a tribute to Stepney. 'The producer, however, never got a chance ; to even hear the song of gratitude that the group had dedicated to him. Stepney died of a heart attack on May 17, 1976 at 45-years young. Whitnev Houston Me11orabllla Sells For $80,000 Atluctlon WHITNEY HOUSTON BEVERLY HILLS, CA-A bustier worn on stage by Whitney Houston fetched $18,750 at an auction satur day in Beverly Hills of mem orabilia from the late pop star's career. 'The sale of 13 items brought in a total of $80,187 from bidders in the gallery, on the phone and online, ac cording to celebrity auction eer Darren Julien. A grey velvet gown the singer wore to music mogul Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party in 1996 went for $11,250 Wllb8V IIISIII'S lemSavs She's Proud II Her In this Sept. 30, 2010 tile photo, singers Cissy Houston, left, and her daughter Whitney Houston arrive at the "Keep A Child Alive Black Ball" at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. NEW ARK.. NJ --Cissy Houston says in her first interview since daughter Whit ney's death that she's "very proud" of her and did the best she could raisirig her. Cissy says her daughter "accomplished a whole lot in the short time that she had here" and "was a very wonderful person." She says she doesn't blame herself for what happened to her because she knows she did the best she could. Spike-Lee Settles With Couple For Retweetlnu Wrong Address SANFORD, F1a. --An eld erly couple who reported being forced to leave their F1orida home when a Twitter posting that Spike Lee helped spread listed their ad dress as that of the man who shot an unarmed teen has settled with the director. 'The couple's attorney, Matt Morgan, announced the settlement 'Thursday. Morgan says Lee called them to apologize fo retweeting their address. Elaine and David. McClain are in their 70s and say they have a son named William George ZimSPIKE LEE merman, who lived in their Sanford area home in the mid-1990s. 'They say he is no relation to 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26. Eddie Murphv To Star In 'TWias' Sequ,el: 'Triplets' A sequel to the hit 1988 comedy 'Twins' is in development, and Eddie Murphy may be joining original stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the cast. It has been confirmed that production for the film has already begun, and that the sequel will be entitled Triplets. 'The original film grossed $216 million world. wide. Little is known about the potential sequel beyond the EDDIE MURPHY fact that Schwarzenegger and DeVito would return as mismatched twin brothers, Julius and Vincent. Murphy would star as the twins' third brother. Obama Girls Shine At lids Choice AWards-Sasha, First Lady Michelle and Malia Obama at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Halle Berrv, Jusdn Bieber Slimed At lids' Choice Awards At the 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards, the slime runneth over. Host Will Smith opened the 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards promising a record amount of the show's trade mark green gunk. 'Though some 20 awards are pre. sented at the KCAs, the real suspense isn't who will take home a "Blimp" (the show's Oscar), it's when and on whom the slime will spill. Halle Berry was the first to be covered, but she was far from alone. She was joined by "Twilight" star Taylor HALLE BERRY Lautner (who won favorite ''buttkicker"), "Glee" star Chris Colfer and male singer winner Justin Bieber, who was utterly drenched along with Smith at the end of the show.


DMI Threatens To Qih 111's Couples Therapv_ For those of you who have not been watching VH1 's Couples Therapy, DMX and his estranged wife, Simmons are participants. On a recent episode, Dark Man X was less than coop erative when it came tiine to participate in a discussion group. Despite the urging of marriage counselor Dr. Jenn Berman, X wasn't having it. TASHERAAnd DMX SIMMONS .Eazv E's.SonSavslis Father's Grave was littered With ERIC WIUGIIT :ofR. AND HIS DAD, EAZY E Eric Wright, Jr., Eazy E's son, found his fathers grave littered with cigarettes, beer cans and marijuana butts. Wright went to visit his father's grave, as he does. every 'year on the anniversary of his death and was shocked to find out that it has become a popular destination for drinkers and pot beads. Easy E's son says that be visits his father's grave every year to remember the good times that they spent together. Sons 01 Sl11r Hlllllllel FMnden Charuell WD Tu Enslen NEW ARK, NJ :__ Three sons of the founders of the Sugar Hill Records hip-hop recording label pleaded guilty Thursday to tax eva sion charges. Joseph Robinson, Jr., 5 -0, and Leland Robin-. son, 46, and Rhondo Robinson, 41, entered their pleas in federal court in Newark. The U. S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey said the Robinsons' failure to file resulted .in_ nearly $1.3 million in tax losses to the government. The men's primary source of income was royal ties from the label their parents founded in 1979, proSecUtors said. The men also made money as. copyright administratorS for different recording artists. the Sugar Hill label was best known for releasing "Rapper's Delight, rap's first mainstream success. The company continued to play a part in the early years of hip-hop with a roster that included Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five. The label amassed an SYLVIA ROBINSON founder oflabel extensive music catalogue from 1979 until1986. The men's mother, Sylvia Robinson, who had a hit as a singer-song writer wit4 the sexually Pillow Tallc," a_nd who some called the mother of hip-:hop died iri 2011. Each of her 8ons pleaded to different counts Thurs day, charging them with failing to file tax returns between -the tax years 2005 through 2008. Each defendant faces up to two years in prison and a $2oo,ooo fine at their July 10 sentencing. They must also pay their back taxes and penalties, as well as the costs of prosecution bier Pam Pests lcCIIIIII Racial '" Pranllll Tl HIS Ficebeek Pill TYLER PERRY Tyler Perry recently posted a detailed account to his personal Facebook page of his last experience being racial profiled by the police. In his statement, he recalls bei.lg pulled over by. two white policemen for making an illegal tum, and then goes on to explain how he felt bla tantly profiled because offi cers let him go once a Black cop arrived and clarified his celebrity status. Tyler Perry released a personal account of the last time be experienced racial profiling. He released a per sonal Facebook post on the ordeal. .......... ,. 11rv 11111111a1111 Slliw WEtv ___ ......,.. MARY MARY ATi..ANTA --If you thought a Mary Mary reality show would focus on gospel sOJ1&S and_ Bible study, think again. Sp-nscaster La10ar lord lopes ToleCOIDe The First. Black 'Bachelor' After 16 seasons on televi si01i, Portland sportscaster Lamar Hurd hopes to be come the first black man to headline ABC's The Bache lor. The reality show bas rome under scrutiny previously for a lack of diversity in its con testants. In his official audi. tion video, Hurd said that his assistant first suggested that he appear on the Despite there never having been a Black "Bachelor," LAMAR. HURD Hurd said she persisted, finally convincing him to audition for the show. BETFounderRobertJohnson Set To Purchase IIIII& Ent.And Acorn_ Madia BET faunder and former top man Robert L John_son hasn't been entirely idle since selling the cable station _to Viacom in 2003 for $3 billion dollars. The business magnate _has made a bold new move back into the world of media after agreeing to purchase the properties of Image Entertainment and Acorn Media Group, seeking to combine the. two into a newly minted company titled RLJ Entertainment, Inc. Currently the review of the companies' stockholders, Johnson's proposed purchase involves a series of stock options and promised payouts of cur-ROBERT JOHNSON -rent Image Entertainment and Acorn Media holdings. 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That's the < fewest applicants since April m 2008. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, de-t dined to 365,000 -the fewest C: for that measure since May gJ 20o8. c Applications for weekly un employment benefits fell by 2 FataiiV Shot, 12Hun OutsldiiMiami Funeral lome ,.. z c "" ;;:!! MIAMI -Two people were fatally shot and 12 others were injured when gunmen opened fire on mourners outside a Miami funeral home. A wake for 21-year-old Marvin Andre was just finishing and people had begun walking outside. A crowd of mostly young adults bad gathered in front of the funeral home n a car drove by and opened fire. People and took cover. Several were left bleedC ing on the ground. Others ran back into the church, .Jacques Leonet said. "It was like a war zone, Leonet said. When officers amved at the scene, one man was dead and 13 other5 were injured. A sec ond inan died after being taken to the hospital. Police said the injured include a 5-year-old girl. Ra. Senataledlsutctlnu. Plan Submlned To Fads TALLAHASSEE, F1a.The Florida Senate's revised redis tricting map is headed.to.the U. S. Department of Justice for preclearance under the federal Voting Rights Act. State officials submitted the plan on Friday although the Florida Supreme COurt has yet to oonsidei it. Submitting. it before the court review will give the Justice Department sufftc!.ent time to act before candidate qualifying begins in June. Federal preclearance is reqnired due to past racial dis crimination in five Florida coUnties. : Maps for t;U House and Florida's congressional seats were submitted on Mareh 13 That was after the Supreme Court approved the (i) House map but rejected the m Senate plan, forcing a do-over. ..a. co


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