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1fappy fEaster SEE PAGE 3 A VOL. 67 NO. 66 FRIDAY APRIL 6, 2012 52 PAGES 75 Young Man Rises Above Tragedv To Complete College SEE PAGE 3-A Anornevs To Honor Store Owner caught 10 At Conference With Drop Checks In Tampa Gets 3 Years SEE PAGE 4-A SEE PAGE 2-A BlAKE ATHlOIC BOOSTER ClUB HONORS MOSE POWEll The Howard W. Blake Athletic Booster Club honored Mose Powell for the many lives he touched as an auto mechanics instructor at Don Thompson, Blake and Plant High Schools. Several of his f ormer students were there to thank him for touching their lives and providing them with a career path. In addition to being an instructor, Mr. Powell was the bus driver at Blake responsible for getting the athletic teams to their games-in and out of state. Mr. Powell, center, is shown with Millie Felder, Phillipa Powell Robertson, Janet Powell and Glennoy M. Powell, Sr. (Photo by Toby Scott)


fi features Main snet Grocerv Owner caught With 'Drop Checks' Gets 3 -Years In Prison Earlier this week, U. S. District Judge William J. Castagna sentenced a con venience store operator to 37 months in prison. He was ar rested for having a gun in his possession after having been convicted of a felony. A jury found Khaldoun K,halil Kbawaja, aka Tony Khawaja, 47, guilty of the charge on January 19, 2012 According to evidence presented at trial, Khawaja operated several conven ience stores, including Main -Street Groceries, which is also known as Tony's Gro ceries. A law enforcement investigation revealed that Tony Khawaja, who was on probation, was negotiat ing fraudulently obtained federal income tax refund c checks in his office at the a: back of the store LL An undercover HillsborO z ough County investigator CC took two Treasury checks to Main Street Groceries on May 5 t h of last year. The inW vestigator went into the back and Khawaja paid twenty >a: cents on the dollar, or $240 w in cash for each of the FREE Consultation* checks Neither of the checks were in the name of the investigator. While in the store, the investigator ob serVed a 1 2 gauge shotgun next to the desk wh e re Khawaja was sitting. The incident was captured on video On may 20, a federal search warrant was executed at the store, and agencies recovered shotgun shells, .380 caliber ammunition, and a loaded .9mm semiautomatic Glock handgun. Agents also recovered $9.498.52 in cash from Khawaja's office and four U S. Treasury checks from his front pants pocket. The investigation was part of Operation Rainmaker Initiative. The task force consists of representativ es from several federal agencies as well as state and local law enforcement agencies. It was created to investigate the widespread fraudulent use of personal information and federal income tax returns fraud in the Tampa Bay re gion. c w % fn ::::J m ::: a.. Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 & 13 z ffi ... ... ::: m ... w z i= z w fn c( c it 0 ... LL. Child Support Probate & Wills Guardianship Personal Injury lmigratron "FtM 1111111111 Celli a a a REASONABLE RATES & PAYMENT PLAN. .......... t..;.tlt ........................................ .....,............ I ...... J"M ................... ,... ......... ....................... .,.,-..at Two llrican American Owned Businesses lake Fa_ljade Improvements This is the Oriental Fish Market. ThiS is what Mr. Cole's building looks like now. Since the introduction of the City of Tampa' s Program, no African Ameri can owned businesses had taken advantage of upgrad ing their businesses. Several meetings were held to let business owners know about the program how it worked, and that the city would match the cost of renova tions. The program was funded for Drew Park, Ybor City, and East Tampa in 2010 Now, two African Ameri can owned businesses have become the first to step up and take advantage of the program. Mr. Robert Cole, Sr. said he first heard about the program during a meeting held by the East Tampa Busi ness and Civic Association. "We talked about the Program and other incentives in East Tampa for business owners. I called Ed Johnson (East Tampa De velopment Manager), and he put me in touch with Michelle Van Loan "At the first of the year, I started with the renovations to my business on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Mr. Cole said the com plete cost of his renova tion project will be close to $2oo,ooo once it is completed, with the city covering a part of the cost I decided to go ahead with the proj ect to inspire This is a drawing of what Mr. Cole's building will look like when the project is completed. others to do it. I think other Black business owners in East Tampa need to know what's available to them. "Since the project started, I've gotten phone calls from people asking how they can get involved I think more businesses will get involved and take advantage of this program once they see how mine will look." Mr. Cole said he's doing this to put more people to work. "I'm not trying to make more money. I'm trying to put more money into the community. I want to help generate jobs. "I had total control of the design concept. When the en gineers brought the i r plans to me, I cancelled everything they had, and gave them my drawings I still haven t de cided on a color yet : Marvin Knight, owner of Oriental Fish Market on 15th Street and Lake Avenue, said after attending meetings, and as a business owner, he decided to take ad vantage of the project. "I always felt it was very much in need, because of what it meant to Ybor City and East Tampa. I thought it was a great tool to attract more businesses to the area. I plan to do some inte rior upgrades as well. I want something nice for my cus tomers to patronize, and this will show how much we appreciate their business." Knight said he' s very much pleased with the way everything has turned out, and he had no input into the actual design. "I just told them what I was looking for, and I wanted something visible and more appealing. We went from roofing to paving, and there's more work to do. I hope this will encour age other Black businesses to do this. I've personally visited some of them, and shared information to help them get started. It's up to us to promote our businesses." Knight said he's happy to see the improvements along 22 n d Street and he'd like to see more. "I want to see more peo ple have a stake in the area as far as its future is concerned. "My business is about 7596 complete." Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724. .1. 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.features Woman Charged With 46 Counts 11 Dealing In Stolen Prooenv On Wednesday afternoon, a Tampa Police officer re. ported that he was patrolling in the area of 34th Street and Lake Avenue when he saw Nakishia Riley, 22, driving a vehicle without wearing her seat belt. The officer satd he also saw a small child sitting in the front passenger seat without a seat belt or in a car seat. The officer conducted a traffic stop at Lake and 33rd Street, and Riley identified herself by presenting the offi cer with her driver's license. The officer ran Riley's in formation and she had no warrants. Because Riley had been involved in a drug of fense on March 19, 2011, the officer requested a K9 unit to respond to the location. The officer said 15 minutes later as he was writing two citations for Riley, K9 arrived, and the dog alerted on the vehicle. During a L search of the vehicle, the offi cer reported finding marijuana residue along with a notebook containing hundreds of names, date of births, and social security numbers. When the officer opened the trunk of the vehicle, he re ported seeing a large amount of dresses on hangers with f.Y.J. NAKISHIA RILEY the security tags still attached. There were also purses and other clothing with the price tags still at tached. The officer called the retail store where the clothing came from at Westshore Mall, and after talking to the manager, he learned they were missing 38 dresses Riley was transported to. the District 3 headquarters so she could be interviewed by a detective. A detective and of ficer approached Riley as she was talking on her cell phone and told her she was not under arrest, but being de tained. Riley was subsequently charged with 46 counts of dealing in stolen property and obstruction. She is being held under a bond of $338,ooo: Highland Pines News Mrs. Betty Bell, Presi. dent of the Highland Pines Neighborhood Association, says they will be holding their next meeting on April 12th, 6:30 p. m., at the Highland Pines Community Center. The guest speaker at the meeting will be a representa tive from the Supervisor of Elections Office, and the subject will be Adopt A Precinct. There will also be discussions on what's currently going on in Highland Pines. The community is also happy to welcome their new Youth Football league team, coached by Kevin Williams. Mrs. Bell said she' s also happy to announce that the exercise program at the YET Center is a success, and 24 people have signed up so far. YoungMan Rises Above Tragedv To Graduate From College BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Four years ago, two brothers went out to celebrate their respective birth days. But what should have been a joyous occasion, turned into a tragedy that had life-altering results. The incident that changed the lives of one Tampa family took place on April 8, 2008. Willie Cherry, III, had just turned 22 on April 5th, and Adrian Cherry was looking forward to his 18th birthday on April 9th. The young men had gone to the Salem's Gyro Restau rant, 4004 E. Hillsborough Avenue. According to police, Willie Cherry, III, was in side the restaurant when he observed four men robbing his brother in the parking lot. He attempted to intervene and was shot in the chest. He died at the scene. Ms. Ramona Lawrence, mother of the two young men said her fam ily was devastated following the murder. "I have to for give, but I can't forget it. I have to live on,' but, it's hard." Adrian Cherry is shown with his daughter, Monique. He overcame a personal tragedy to complete college. After the murder of his brother, Adrian enrolled at Bethune Cookman Univer sity as an Accounting major. He-will graduate on May nth, his mother said. The murder of her son was made even more devas tating because their father, Willie Cherry, Jr., had been killed during a robbery 12 years earlier. She credits her faith for having survived. "When it happened, I was so deep in .the Word. When God puts it together, nothing can take it apart. Still, it's a hard pill to swallow. "It's just the grace of God. God has really been shining on him. He has stayed ., strong. I'm just so proud of 6 him, and I thank God," Ms. :!! Lawrence said. She further stated that en she wanted to surprise m Adrian, who will turn 22 on Monday, April c)th, on his z birthday by letting everyone know that he is doing well m and moving on with his life. c: At the time of his death, J= Willie was employed at g) Carina! Health Center as a z Production Coordinator. He "'D was the father of one son, 5i Willie Cherry, IV, who is r now 4-years-old Adrian enjoys spending m time with hfs family, espeC cially his 15-month-old daughter, Monique. m -4 ACOIDEITiiEIERIILI.ERVIC) c: m en c FREE Professional Service News Alert: The Florida Law States That You May Be EnUtled To $10,000 ServiCe Support Help from the beginning to the end. Spinal Injuries Neck Pain Back Pain Hip Pain Leg Pain Transportation Available Auto Repair Body Shop Medical care Provided Specializing In: Car Acddellts Pedntrian Incidents Motorcycle Accidents Truck Accidents Slip and Fals Bicycle Bus And For Loss Wages And Medical care ... Don't be victimized twice for an accident that wasn't your fautt-C&II Michelle B. Patty Local: 813-495-3702 Toll Free 1-866-352-4200 Available 24 Hours A /7 Days A )II z c ., :!! c


N c; Feature N CD ...1 a: D. c( c a: Association 01 Black Anornevs Will Honor 10 At eonterenceln Tampa u. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The National Bar Association (NBA) will host its Annual Mid-Year Conference at the Hyatt Rhgency in Tampa Apail 19t through April 22n Several attorneys and judges will be among the award recipients. Attorney Carolyn House Stewart is an award designee of the Gertrude E. Rush Award. She is a sharholder MacFarlane Ferguson & McMullen and is the newly appointed Cooley Law School Professor. She is also the International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, >Inc. Attorney House Stewart lives and practices it inTampa. U. The Honorable Mary S. Scriven was c( the first African >-American icC woman to sel"Ve 5J in any capacity W on the federal court in the > State of Florida ffi She is the seco an > American woman to serve on W the federal court in the fil Eleventh Circuit. She was ::z::: appointed as aU. S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida in 2008. Judge Scriven will receive D. the Gertrude E. Rush award. Z The Honorable Karla t:i Foreman Wright joined the ...1 Florida Bar in 1984. Judge S Wright :was appointed to the 1D Polk County Court Bench, ...1 Tenth Judicial Circuit in 2000. She was elevated to the t= Circuit Court, where she z became the first African American judge. She resides in Bartow. Judge Wright the Gertrude E. Rush award. The Honorable Alice Bonner has the distinction of never missing a National Bar Association convention since 1971. In 2008, she was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame during its 83rd Annual Convention and Exhibits in Houston, Texas. Judge Bonner was the first Black female judge appointed in Houston, Texas. Judge Bonner will receive the Gertrude E. Rush award. Attorney Marilyn Holifield moved ,...-----, to Tampa and accepted a position with a local law firm in 1981. Five years later, she was named a partner in the Chesterfield Smith law firm in Miami. She has received several honors and forms of recognition and is consistent ly listed as a top lawyer in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend's Legal Elite, and Super Lawyers. Attorney Holifield will receive the Gertrude E. Rush award. Attorney Bishop C. Holifield is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in Tallahassee, and served as the General Counsel of Florida A & M University for 26 of his 30 years in prac-w r--------------------------------------. en c( c a: 0 ...1 u. *AU. PRO REFERRAL* "WHERE THE PROS ARE" tice. He was also the founding General Counsel, of Florida A & M University, School of Law. Attorney Holifield is retired and manages a farm in Gadsden County. However, he handles select legal cases. Attorney Holifield will receive the Gertrude E. Rush award. Tony Dungy is a former head football coach in the National Football League and a New York Times Best Selling author. Dungy, who served as the head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, retired coach for the Indianapolis Colts. During his seven years leading the Colts, he became the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl. He was also one of the most respected and popular NFL coaches in the league. Dungy will receive the Gertrude E. Rush award. Attorney Scriven is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Group of the national law firm, Quarles & Brady LLP. He concen trates on business litigation, and has been selected by his peers as a member of Florida Trend magazine's Legal Elite. Attorney Scriven is a native of Jacksonville. He lives and practices in Tamp!!-. Attorney Scriven will receive the Herman Marion Sweatt Award. Attorney Grady C. Irvin, Jr., is the founding member of the Irvin Law Firm, based in Tampa. In 1992, Attorney Irvin was the only African in a class of 104 students to graduate from Stetson University, College of Law. He was also one of the cere mony's most decorated mem bers including his selection by the law school's faculty to receive its honor as that member of the graduating class expected to make a legal contribution of national sig nificance. He has also worked with several notable firms in the bay area. Attorney Irvin will receive the Herman Marion Sweatt Award. Attorney Larry D. Hardaway is a native of Winter Haven. His "firsts" include becoming the first African American to be President of the at Winter Haven High School, and to be nominated Governor for Boy's State in 1971. Attorney Hardaway currently practices Personal Injury Law and Criminal Law in the firm of Larry D. Hardaway & Associates in Lakeland. Attorney Hardaway will receive the Herman Marion Sweatt Award Attorney Daryl D. Parks is the national president. Tampa lawyers, Warren H. Dawson and Arthenia Joyner have both served as NBA Presidents. The Head Start Program is now enrolling new applicants County into their child care program! You may be eligible for this program if you: Are employed at least 25: hours per week or enrolled in school/job training full time Are homeless Are a military family Receive public assistance (SSI, TANF or SUbsidized Oli .ld care) Meet the Federal Poverty Guidelines for income Have a child who has been diagnosed with autism, hearing impainnent, mental retardation, orthopedic impairment, developmentally delayed, speech/ language, or any other impairment affecting the child's ability tx> learn Additionally for Head Start: Have a child who was 3 years old before September 1, 2012 Additionally for E;arty Head Start: Have a child between 6 weeks and 23 months Additionally for Expectant Parent Program: Are in your 1st/2nd pregnancy trimester and due in May, June or July HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY o1 In acc::ordaoo! with the Amerbns wllh DisabllllleS ttis not dscrlmlnate based on


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Oft .. sauln Guns And AI4Ts ''B e careful what you wish for because you just might get it," so the saying goes. No doubt, Tampa members of the Republican Party are biting their bottom' lips as they remember how fervently they and the National Rifle Association stumped for a state law that gave every so-called ter tified American the inalienable right to carry around an assault weapon. It seems, in Tampa at least, the hens have come home to roost as Tampa Republican National Conference planners receive the sad news that they cannot stop people (outside convention hall) from walking around with howitzers. So says State law, any local government that interferes with an American's constitutional right to carry a Kalashnikov runs the risk of being fined upwards of $too,ooo. And if the culprit is a local bureaucrat, thtm said public servant may be kicked out of office, whacked in the wallet to the tune of $s,ooo, and re fused not a kiss from their city attorney. when it comes to the subject of people, guns / :And the RNC in Tampa, municipal officials aren;'t completely defeated. Sources say absolutely no guns will be allowed on convention premises, and such includes water-pistols. So, no squirting at all will be condoned, not even in fun. We're told Tampa planners have also been assured the only people toting guns on convention grounds will either be certified police officers or Secret Service officers. Upon being given that last bit of news, perhaps, the relief is palpable. But arrogance is recklessness. No doubt, condoners of the Constitutional right to bear arms never dreamed that one day, the guns they let loose would be aimed at them. Hopefully, Tampa RNC will not be made to pay the price for political stupidity. 1 Voters Need long Memories I For decades, we have known that certain politicians and elected officials count heavily on voters to have short memories. So, consider now what most Florida Republican Congressional House members voted to do (in the dead of night?). First, remember that nearly ten million Americans will lose healthcare coverage if the Supreme Court votes to. nullify the Republican-opposed so-called Obama-care universal healthcare plan. Secondly, the current Republican-dominated House of Representatives recently passed a budget that would raise the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 67. Two years is no problem? Get to be 65, then think about it. Finally, Republicans-acting-badly voted to cut Medicaid and other health programs that would provide healthcare services to poor people by nearly $8oo billion, denying nearly 20 million Americans the right to have healthcare. In a bucket, this nation's poor, sicldy, and elderly voters need to remember such assaults on them personally during the upcoming 2012 elections. Irs Game On For Real II during the Republi can Presidential Nomination Race President Barack Obama has not really re ferred to any of the candi dates by name. For a great while, that would have been a difficult thing to do. Republican aspirants took turns moving to the top of the leader board as the pos sible Republican candidate. As the Republican pri mary winds down, it seems clear that Mitt Romney is the prospective nominee. It is just a matter of time be fore Romney becomes the official nominee. The Obama campaign team has accepted this fact and it is game on since last Tuesday. One thing is obvious, and that is the fact that Pres. Barack Obama is great as a campaigner. Within the past month, President has slowly been shifting into his campaign mode. Democrats and supporters are glad. He is also inspiring his base and moving them into campaign mode. In his campaign mode, the President is still civil, but he is also tough and feisty. Tell Romney to bring it on. He needs to remember that he is no longer dealing with Santorium, Paul and Newt. Instead, he is deal ing with a very articulate, intelligent and likeable can didate in Pres. Obama. It should also be noted that Pres. Obama will not be a candidate scraping for money to get from one state to another or trying to come up with money to run a po litical ad in a certain state. Unlike his Republican op ponents, Mr. Barack Obama has been President and is the President. All of the silly gaffes that Romney made while seek ing the Republican nomina:B tion will be amplified i against President !: Obama. The race for the ::D presidency of the United F States is on. The clown .s show of the Republican pri mary is over It is show and tell time now. All the polls tend to show the President leading Romney in the race for presi dent. The President has a remarkable ground group of v olunteers who are good at turning out Obama voters Som e body tell Romney that he is now in the politi cal race of his life. That po litical life has been nearly 30years. Willard Mitt Romney is not new to the political scene. He tries hard to paint himself as a businessman and not a politician. He is a businessman, because he couldn't get elected. He ran for the United States Senate and lost. He ran for Gover nor of Massachusetts, served a four year tenn, but had no chance of winning a second tenn. He ran for President of the United States and couldn't win the nomination. Now, he is running for president again. Sounds like a politi cal wanna-be to me. It's game on Mitt. Bring it. Senator wants Grand Jurv Members Chosen From Outside Sanford State Senator Gary Siplin (DOrlando) sent a letter to State Attorney Angela Corey asking that Grand Jury members in the Trayvon Martin case be selected from outside of Sanford. the Grand Jury is supposed to hear the case on Tuesday, April10. In the letter, Senator Siplin said, "As you are aware, due to the request that I recerttly made to Governor Rick Scott asking that he use his executive au thority to appoint a State Attorney from outside of the Eighteen Judicial Circuit to conduct the investigation of the killing of Trayvon Martin, you were ap pointed the Assigned State Attorney for the case. "I am now writing to make an additional request of you as you begin your GARYSIPLIN State Senator work on this investigation. "Due to the volatile social climate currently pervading in Sanford at the present time, I am asking that mem bers of the Grand Jury be se lected from an area outside of the immediate city and county boundaries to allow for a more unbiased assess ment of the facts, he said. He further stated that al though the case has received tremendous national media attention, this is one small but significant thing that can be done to further ensure the citizens of Sanford that truth and fairness are at the heart of this investigation. The role of the Grand Jury is to determine if there is sufficient legal basis to ar rest and charge George Zimmerman in the death of the 17-year-old teenager. Zimmerman is claiming that he shot Martin in self defense. Senator Siplin believes a Grand Jury chosen from outside of the county has a better chance of being unprejudiced. t


N o Pa eSix Educator Will Never Forget Assassination Ollr. Kina BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The year 1968 was memo rable for many across the country. On a national scale, the Vietnam war raged on, the country was embroiled in tur moil, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assas sinated. Two months after his death, Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated. The year 1968, was one of vio lence for the United States. Henry "Shake" Washington, who celebrated his 63rd birthday on Wednesday, April 4, remembers the year well. In Tampa, he was a sen ior and athletic standout at Middleton High School, the teachers were on strike, and a fire at Middleton High School 0 caused thousands of dollars in a: damage. LL. Washington said, "I will C always remember 1968, I'll never forget my birthday that year. Dr. Martin Luther 0 King, Jr., was assassinated U> on my birthday. Middleton's basketball team was playing a game at Cyrus Greene Park. "All of a sudden, people w starting going berserk. They > were running through the w 0 graveyard and down N. 22nd w Street. We didn t know what ::J: U) :::i m ::: a. z i= w ..J ..J ::: m ..J w z i= z w U) c( c a: 0 ..J LL. was going on. Then we heard that Dr. King had been as sassinated." In the aftermath of the assassination, riots broke out throughout the country. In THOMAS E. PARNELL EsOt, HENRY WASHINGTON Hillsborough County School District Area IV Director Tampa, the White Hats were formed to help calm the civil unrest. Washington said, "My best friend, the late Harold "Bo" Levins, was born on Dr. King's birthday and Dr. King was assassinated on my birthday." When asked how he felt Dr. King would handle the death of Trayvon Martin, Washington said, "I think he would want non-violent protest and he would probably say 'let's see what really hap pened,' because we have heard a lot of rumors, but we don't have the full details of the shooting. "I believe Dr. King would want us to remain verbal, vocal, and visible, but not con frontational." Death Called Prophetic Exactly two months before his death, on February 4, 1968, Dr. King delivered a sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta that has been called prophetic. Some believe that the speech con tained portions of his own Eulogy. Dr. King traveled to Memphis in support of the striking sanitation workers. While there, he delivered his now famous "I've Been To The Mountain Top" speech, on Apnl 3rd. Dr. King said, ... Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some d(fficult days ahead. But, it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop. "And I don't mind. "Like anybody, would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!" On the evening of the mur der, around 6 p.m., an assas sin's bullet ended the iife of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. NURSING HOME NEGLECT OR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. ALL SERIOUS INJURIES. Wile 01 Popular Minister Dies After Illness BISHOP EDDIE AND PASTOR AUDREY NEWKIRK St. John Cathedral The wife of Bishop Eddie Newkirk passed away about 4 a. m. Thursday (Aprils, 2012) morning. Pastor Audrey Newkirk had been ailing for several months. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Former Tampa Beautician Dies SuddeniV In Georgia A former Tampa hairstylist who operated a business here for a number of years died suddenly after a trip over the weekend to Tampa. Ms. Mattie Lee Fish, 82, known as a master stylist in Philadelphia and Tampa, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012 at her home in Cordele, GA. She was in Tampa over the weekend to attend the birth day party on Saturday of a nephew, Bruce Simmons, at the Columbia Restaurant. Ms. Fish, one of her sisters and another nephew returned to Georgia on Sunday. Ms. Fish operated Total Master's Beauty Salon in Tampa Park Plaza for several years until she retired. She was known for her two-comb method of finger waves styled with Dudley's Lottabody setting lotion. One of her many godchil dren in Tampa is Veronica Jones. She said, "Ma Mattie took in so many people so many stylists that she helped get started, so many people who couldn't afford to pay her and she did their hair anyway. There are a lot of people in Tampa who will remember Ms. Fish. She is survived by a daugh ter, Carolyn CheathamHamilton, and several grandchildren. Funeral services for Ms. Fish are being held today (Friday), 11 a.m. at the Pleas ant Grove M. B. Church, Cobb, GA. Mrs. Cheatham-Hamilton can be reached at (299) 938-2574 or Mrs. Jones at (813) 480-7318. Lanitra Sanchez-Moo


Loca Younu Entrepreneur Bakes Her Path To success BYTAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer Imagine being too young to drive, too young to be on most employers' payroll, but you want more cash to call your own and you're fiercely independent. The solution is simple. If you follow Jessalyn exam ple, you simply start your own business. Jessalyn is a 12-yearold entrepreneur who launched Clownie Brownies one year ago. Her brownie cater ing business serves more than a dozen regular clients in Tampa and St. Petersburg and several businesses who are now weekly regulars The sixth grader says her desire to have more cash in hand sparked the idea. "I was 11 years old and needed money to buy the things I wanted, so I decided to make brownies to earn extra money." parents, Jesse and Daphne Solomon, say the idea came as somewhat of a surprise, but not totally. "Jessalyn has always liked to help in the kitchen and I thought it was kind of normal for a child," says her mother Daphne. "I noticed she liked to experiment a lot more than other kids and realized two years ago she might be :. JESSALYN SOWMON Young Entrepreneur good at this." Jessalyn first began experimenting with "regular" brownies, not totally from scratch, because sne added her own ingredients. Then, her creativity got the best of her, leading to a laundry list of brownie flavors that include S 'mores, Turtle, Calypso, Cool Mint and Double Trouble. She's creat ed 12 different flavors in all, with a few seasonal delights she adds to the list during holidays. culinary skills go beyond the general public. She's also a hit with her classmates at Faith Outreach Academy. Her peers even named her "Best Baker." Jessalyn bakes only on weekends and is in high demand. During the : Christmas holidays she filled Several Agencies VVing For Children's Board Funds BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last year, the Children's Board of Hillsborough County invited the community orga nizations to submit requests for proposal. The agencies were vying for approximately $20 million through the com petitive procurement process. The reviewers were teams of parents, community stakeholders, retired human service professionals, and other representatives. They formed the five Community Review Teams who rated and evaluat ed the 71 submitted proposals. Thirty-four of the proposals received a rating score of 70 or higher, out of a maximum 100 points to advance to the next phase. On Monday, April gth, the Community Review Teams will determine which proposals will advance to the next phase of the elimination process. This year, because of fund ing cuts, the Children's Board is focusing on providing assis tance for children in the areas of health, and reading. The goal is that the children be successful in school by the age of8 years. Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Tampa Bay received the high est rating in the first phase of elimination. Others who sur vived elimination included the Hispanic Services Council, Inc., Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, Alpha House of Tampa, Inc., and organizations catering to the homeless and drug prevention. However, proposals from agencies such as the Crisis Center of Tampa, Northside Mental Health Center, and the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind failed to survive the first round of elimination. Dr. Luanne CEO of the Children's Board of Hillsborough County said, "By focusing on children up to the age of 8 and pregnant women, we're making sure kids are successful by third grade. Studies have shown that children who start school with disadvantages do not catch up and continue to fall behind their better-prepared peers." The Board of Directors for the Children's Board of Hillsborough County will receive the recommendations at their monthly meeting on May 24th. Those agencies that were not funded will have an opportunity to file an appeal in June. The new funding cycle goes into effect on October 1 2012. a 35 dozen brownie order! She doesn' t always work alone. She s put her mother on the payroll, at a salary of a "free brownie or two." not pay for things they should provide, but "covers the extra things she wants to have." They say Jessalyn loves children, loves God and is very active at her church Faith Temple Church of God, where her uncle, Bishop Eddie L. Solomon serves as Pastor. She aspires to one day 1 become an adult business en owner or teacher. N Jessalyn is the youngest of four children. Her parents want to make clear their daughter' s hard work does By the way, Jessalyn is still taking orders for Easter. You N can reach her at (813) 9526158, or on her website at jessalynsclownjebrownies,yolasite.com. 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All Are Invited & Welcome To in Worship at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church 8119 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. Tampa, Florida Rev. Eugene Garnett, Pastor Friday, April 6, 2012 @ 7 P.M .--------------Com6inea Service-------. New St. MaHhew MBC REV. ALEC HALL Pastor Emmanuel M BC ELDER MARC MCAFFEE Pastor First Baptist of West Tampa REV. RAYFORD,HARPER Loca New Veteran Senior living Facilitv Planned For USF Area This is a photograph of the new senior living facility planned for veterans. It will be located at the corner ofN.15th Street and E. 131st Avenue. A new living facility for senior citizens who served their country is planned for the University of South Florida area. The facility is designed for low-income elderly veterans. Known as Haley Park, the complex is under development by New Vision Communities (NVC), of Tampa. The development will be located at the intersection of N 15th Street and E. 131st Avenue. The development will be located at the southeast cor ner of 15th Street and 131st Avenue, just west of the communnv Easter Ell Hunt Belmont Heights Little League and several area busi nesses, church and Masonic organizations will host a Community Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2012, u a. m. -2 p. m. at the Cyrus Greene Recreation Complex, Martin Luther King Blvd. and 22ndSt. Bring your own basket, all ages are welcome to join in the fun in the park. There will be food and refreshments and entertainment will be by Xclusive Entertainment. Featured com munity leaders will speak. James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. The project's close proximity to the Veterans Hospital will allo_w residents to take advantage of the many programs and medical services offered by the hospi tal. The project will consist of approximately 70 one-andtwo-bedroom units within one building. Each unit will also have a washer and dryer. The amenities will include a pool, fitness center, comput er center theater, hair salon and library. Additionally, the building will feature state-ofthe-art secured entrances and emergency call systems. It will also feature security. Haley Park is expected to bring $10 million in new investments to the neighbor hood along with construction jobs and permanent manage ment, leasing, and maintenance jobs. Additionally, it will redevelop a prominent comer which is currently in foreclosure. It is anticipated that construction will begin in the fall of 2012 and take nine months to complete. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) will finance the project. Taxexempt bonds, and low income housing tax credits will also be available. NCNWMeeUng Saturdav The Tampa Metro Section of the National Council of Negro Women will hold its monthly meeting on Sat., April 7th, 10 a. m., at Lee DavisNSC. Due to road construction at N. 22nd St. and E. 26th Av., members are to enter the parking lot of Lee Davis NSC on 26th Avenue, from east 15th Street. Top agenda items include finalizing plans for Unity Day scheduled for April 22nd, and the Section's annual Luncheon I Dinner scheduled for May 2oth, along with the submission for slate of officers for fiscal years 2012 -2014. Members are, therefore, encouraged to be present and on time. Gloria W. Davis, Publicity Chair, Electa Davis, President.


Col Tour 2012 College Tour Provides Unbelievable bperience The 2012 College Tour sponsored b y the Tampa Dis trict Sons of Allen (TDSOA), a 501(c)3 mentoring organi zat i on, took its 7th annual tour to Alabama during Spring Break. The theme was Back to the Future: A His toric Journey of Discovery: Past Present and Future. The tour consisted of 43 young men from the Tampa community mentors/ chap erones and two bus drivers The group went to Tuskegee University, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Ala bama State University, Dexter Ave. King Memorial Baptist Church, Alabama State Capital, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church (that was bombed in 1955) Talladega College and Florida A&M University. The College Tour takes place every year during spring break and has been to over so colleges and univer sities in Florida, Georgia and Alabama The tour has also visited several Job Corps Centers and historic sites in 3 states. This y ear the TDSOA partners include Men of To morrow (a youth group men taring program of Alpha Phi Tampa Park Apartments chaperone, Freddie Moore and tour members, Kareem Williams, Elijah Green, Tyrone Carswell and new tour friends are unveiling history at Tuskegee University. The 43 tour members take notes on Health Service careers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Health Professions. Alpha Fraternity, Oak Hills Tampa Housing Authority youth program and the Tampa Park youth program. Next year, the 2013 Col lege Tour will go to Washing -Raymond Price Murray and Jauqan Cook are packing the "Red Tails" parachutes at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Si te. r 1\) 0 .... N r 0 Mentors Stephen Miller, III and Joe Lundy at the Talladega :!! College (AL) "Rock" with a group of y oung men from Tampa Hous C ton, D. C. The tour is set to visit Johns Hopkins Univer sity, Howard University, Georgetown University, North Carolina A & T Univer sity, South Carolina State University, Edward Waters College and several historic sites in the nation's capital TDSOA plans to partner with more community organ izations to double the size of the tour participants to 86 young men. For more information about the tours, contact Joe L u n dy, (813) 409-7273 or jaie42@msn.com. en m z :::! z m r a::J c: r r !!l z


N Loca CD .... a: Middleton Class 011110 The next meeting of the Middleton High School of 1970 will >be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 6:30 p. m. at the 78th Street Library on Palm River Rd. a: For more information, contact Christine Ball-Poole at LL (813) 623-6469. 0 ,... w CJ Essence Music Festival July 6 thru 9, 20 12 New Orleans, Includes: R. T. Motor Coach Hotel Room, Party Bus and Pool Party. 0 .. NO TICKETS a Beautv Studiollr's Hair EQiosioh 1 Huge success On Mach 18th at the Clairion Hotel on Fowler Avenue, Platinum Plus Beauty Studio owner, LuCretia Hawthorne,. hosted her 7th annual Hair and Barber Explosion. Mrs. Hawthorne said the show was a great suc cess. When I came to Tampa from Mobile, Alabama 8 years ago, I was looking for employment and thought Tampa would be a great place to put on hair shows. No one else was doing them, so I was inspired to start them myself. "This year's show was one of my best ever. As a matter of fact, it was phenomenal. More than 6oo people came, and Blake High School, Manhattan Styling Academy, Artistic Hair and Nails, Bene's International Beauty School, and Sheer Excellence all participated." The first place school winner was Marisa Stabler, and the first place winner for student barber competi tion was Tina Sapia, both form Artistic Hair and Nails. .. ._, Gospel Soul, tip Hop and R & B IIIII I ALivE at 88.5 FM Udln tDTIM ............ T ...... of lip Hop wl .......... & tile c.... Ewty s.clay morning beginni'lg at lim (lollowlna Clla* &olpel wl Rlr. Pit......., Request Lilel .. ....,. open fDr YOU I 813-239-16&3 .., ... ,... ................ 11111111 ...... 11111-. LuCretia Hawthorne and first place winner, Andy Daniels. To the left is the design that got Mr. Daniels his first place win. Andy Daniels from Bayside Barbershop was the first place winner among barbers, and Tony Brix finished second. The third place winners were Richard Vayed from Boyz 2 Men, and Angel Raws from Professional Barbershop in Jacksonville, Florida. Mrs. Hawthorne said in the next 5 to 10 years, she sees this show being held at the Sun Dome with thousands of guests. "!want to give exposure to the creativity of stylists and barbers in the Tampa Bay area, said Mrs. Hawthorne. "My biggest challenge is finding more stylists who are motivated. But, I'm inspired to keep going because I love people in this industry, and I want to show people Tampa has a wealth of hairstyling creativity on or above the same scale peo ple expect in metropolitan areas like Atlanta, Detroit, and Washington, D .C." Three salons that participated with Mrs. Hawthorne in putting on the show were Prop Divas Hair Salon, Turning Heads Hair Salons and Exotic Ellegance. "I also appreciate my sponsors, Lady Fingers, Jazz Band, and Chicken and Waffles for helping me make this possible." Reporter Leon B. Crews can be found at (813) 248-0'724 o17U'nUnity Speafdng for Itself,


------------------------------------------------...-n School Needs Help To Participate In First JRITC National Competition BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Four years ago, the first Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Program began at Spoto High School. During that first year, the stu dents were more concerned with per fecting their skills than competing. However, they did compete in subse quent years and their efforts paid off. Last month, the 40-member team placed third in state competition. In doing so, this advances the youngsters to compete in the national competition on April 13th and 14th in Pensacola. Ms. Latasha Mann, a team par ent, said this is the first time any Hills borough County Navy JROTC has earned this honor. However, the team must raise $14,000 for the competition. Ms. Mann said they are holding various types of fundraisers but because they must be in Pensacola from April nth through April 15th, they need help from the community. "We are so proud of our kids. The JROTC is only four years old and they are competing on a national level ," she said. The entire squad consists of 175 cadets, but only 40 of them are members of the Competition Team. The 20 male and 20 female squad has already taken part in 6 competitions this year, Ms. Mann said. The supporters of the team, which incl udes, Principal Phillip L. Carr; Ms. Nadine E. Green, Master Chief/USN-Retired; Lt. Commander Stephen Nesthus, and Chief Ed ward Robinson, along with the par ents are hoping to raise the necessary funds for the trip. Ms. Mann said the time between competitions is so close that it doesn't allow enough time to raise the money. The team won the state competition on March 3 when they competed in Oviedo, Florida. She further stated that she works to help the squad because her two sons, Dennis Owens, Jr., who is a junior, and Daevon Owens, who is a sopho more, both attend Spoto High School. In addition to being honor students and football players, both young men are also members of the JROTC. Master Chief Green said, "Our program is only in its fourth year as a "Unit and has already become a huge asset to the school and community. We provide community service support for a large number of organizations in and around Hillsborough County "In order for our "leaders of tomor row" to continue with their success and realize their dreams of participating in the national competition, they need help to pay for meals, hotel accommodations, charter bus transportation, and event packages, she said. Anyone wishing to make a donation can make checks payable to "SPOTO HS NJROTC 8538 Eagle Palm Drive Riv erview FL 33569. :a ;:: $ 1\) r-0 :!! c ,.. en m z :::! z m r-aJ c: Spoto High School Navy Junior ROTC needs help to compete in national competirPUBLIC NOTICE SERVICE CHANGES The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (IIAR1) win implement bus senice changes effective Sunday, AprilS, 2012. CHANGES OR ADJUSTMENTS ARE BEING MADE TO THE FOLLOWING ROUTES ,, Z-Wqt T..,.teitng Pflli Added southbound 9:40 p.m trip. .-u-w_,.._,Added weslbound 5 : 35a.m. trip. ,,., HX-FWdfiiPfk/lljwtnim/tgl)iiiA.F.A e_. -Added 6:15 a.m. westbound trip and 3:30p.m. eastbound trip effective December 5 2011. ,, 25/.X Smdl llrtuulgtt/MIId1ill ,U:B. u.w ,.., Route extended to Culbreath @ Bloomingdale Pade-n-Ride due to relocation or elimination of perk:-n-ride lot currently at Village Center near Bell Shoals Road and Glen Haven Drive BOIIIc 31 -South llllbltgrqvb <4

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lank Aaron BIOPIC GOlDing To The Big Screen c a: u.. c HANK AARON Hank Aaron, one of baseball's greatest players, may be coming to theaters soon. The rights to his story were recently bought up by producers Mike Tollin and Glenn Rigberg. Tollin previously produced a docu mentary on Aaron's life in 1995, Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. The film will be based on the biography The Last Hero: The Life Story of Henry Aaron by Howard Bryant. "This was a difficult time in my life," said Aaron, "but I'm confident we can all learn a little something from looking back at those times." Aaron ended the 1973 sea son one home run shy of the record, finally eclipsing Ruth's mark with his 715th home run on AprilS, 1974. z c (/) w ::::: Detroit lions' Plaver Eats Pot .... w > w c w ::z:: (/) ::::; m ::::: Q. z t= w ..... ..... ::::: m ..... w MIKEL LFSHOURE Detroit Lions second-year z running back, Mikel Lesboure is facing felony marijuana possession charges after a March 12 ii: traffic stop outside of 9 Benton Harbor. This is his u.. second drug-related offense in less than a month. Lesboure, a 2011 second round pick by the Lions out of the University of Illinois, missed his entire rookie sea son with a torn Achilles ten don. He was first arrested on Feb. 18. He was the passenger in a rented SUV that was pulled over for an improper lane change. According to the police report. Leshoure was caught "chewing mari juana" and marijuana spilled down the front of his shirt "He was cooperative," the Police Chief said, "We told him to spit (the weed) out so he wouldn't get sick, and he did." Officers said that Leshoure initially admitted to smoking weed before the traffic stop, but tried to say that the substance in his mouth was not marijuana, but potpourri. WEST TAMPA SPARTANS IIV IICIMIIIII -llllllll'l Wltho lew leal RAY RICE Ray Rice is not planning to report to Baltimore offsea son activities unless the team gives him a new contract. It's no secret that o is worth more to the Ravens than the $7.742 million fran chise tag, but it's not clear how close the two sides might be towards putting together a long-term deal. Vikings WI Harvin To Have Minor Shoulder suraerv PER.CY HARVIN EDINA, Minn. Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin will have minor shoulder surgery soon to address a nagging injury he played with last season. Harvin revealed the news via Twitter on Monday night, and Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed it on Tuesday while attending a speaking event for his close friend, former NFL coach Tony Dungy. Frazier declined to specify which shoulder was hurt, but he said Harvin sprained the AC joint during the season. Five-time All-Star Reggie Miller and longtime coach Don Nelson are among a dozen players, coaches and teams that will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The class of 2012 was announced Monday in New Orleans, the site of the Final Four. Also elected were twotime Olympic gold medalist Katrina McClain, threetime college player of the year Ralph Sampson, four-time NBA champion, Jamaal Wilkes, longtime referee Hank Nichols, and the All-American Red Heads, the female version of the Harlem Globetrotters. Five members of the class had already be-en announced: Nike co-founder REGGIE MILLER Phil Knight, ABA star Mel Daniels, seven-time NBA All-Star, Chet Walker, Olympian Don Barksdale and Lydija Alexeeva, who led the Soviet Union to two Olympic gold medals. The class will be inducted Sept. 7 at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Detroit lions' Fairlev Arrested MOBILE Ala. -Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested Tuesday in Alabama on a charge of possessing marijuana, author ities said. Citizens called to complain that Fairley's Cadillac Escalade was speeding through a lower-middle class neighborhood in. Mobile. Officers smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a small amount in an ashtray. Fairley and a passenger were booked into Mobile's NICK FAIRLEY metro jail facility on a misde meanor marijuana possession. Fairley was released a short time later on $1,000 bail. NBA Mav Be Next For National Champ Plavers The Kentucky Wildcats celebrate after defeating the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59 in the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on April 2, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Kentucky Wildcat's latest group of one-and-doners does n't have much left to prove at this level. The Wildcats defeated Kansas 67-59 on Monday night to win their eighth national title, and first since 1998. "What I'm hoping is there are six first-rounders on this team,"Kentucky Coach, John Calipari said. "I'm fine with that. That's why I've got to go recruiting on Friday." Among those he could be looking to replace: Doron Lamb, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones, and Darius Miller.


Pres. Obama canuratulates Rivals Expect Tiger women's NCAA wotTae To Roar At Masters Basketball Wilner Once More CJ) WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is congratulating the winners of the women's NCAA basket ball tournament. The White House says the president called Baylor University women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey on Wednesday. Pres. Obama congratulat ed the team on its historic 40o season and its Tuesday night championship victory. The White House also said Pres. Obama told the coach that her team was a great pick as he had predicted the Lady Bears would win the champi onship from the beginning of the tournament. The team is expected to visit the White House later this year Former High School Baseball Plaver Seeks To Join Professional Team DARRYL WILLIAMS Darryl Williams said his life's story doesn't differ much from many young black males these days. While attending Plant High School, Williams was an outstanding baseball player in 2005 and 2006. When he graduated in 2007, he hoped a professional team would show some interest in him, but nothing ever material-ized. "I think mistakes I made in the past cost me opportuni ties now." Williams said he's joined the Tampa Bay Adult-Wood Bat League with hopes of get ting attention of scouts. "I went to a Yankee Scouting combine 3 weeks ago, and they told me I needed more experience. All I'm asking for is an opportunity to try out for a team. "I have some family mem bers who have played profes sional baseball like Michael Burgess, and I want to get an opportunity to prove I still have what it takes. Williams said although he's primarily an outfielder, he can also play center field, and left field. Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0'724 Blount, Parker Sign Tender oners LEGARRETI'E BWUNf And PRESTON PARKER The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that running back LeGarrette Blount and wide receiver Preston Parker have signed their exclusive rights tender offers. The team also announced that it has waived quarterback Rudy Carpenter. The NFL also has announced its 2012 preseason lineup, with a schedule for the Bucs that features home games against the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots, as well as road contests against the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. The Bucs travel to Miami to open their preseason play during week on august 9th. The game will feature the debut of two new NFL head coaches, Greg Schiano with the Bucs, and Joe Philbin with the Dolphins. The Bucs' home preseason opener will be in week 2 on August 18th, when the Tennessee Titans come to Raymond James Stadium. In week 3 on August 25th, the Bucs will square off against the Patriots at Raymond James Stadium. The Bucs will close their preseason slate on the road against the Washington Redskins. The final preseason game will provide a final opportunity for players to make a case for a roster spot, with reduction to the 53 active-roster players occurring September 1. DEMETRESS BELL PHILADELPHIA Demetress Bell will get a chance to replace Jason Peters again in a different city. The Philadelphia Eagles agreed Wednesday to a five year contract with Bell hop"" ing the former Bills left tackle can fill in for injured All-Pro Peters. Former Star WR Torrv Holt ReUres With The Rams TORRY HOLT ST. LOUISWide receiver Torry Holt signed a one-day contract so he could retire with the St. Louis Rams, where he was a key part of a Super Bowl champion and the Greatest Show on Turf. He'd like to be remembered as a player who gave it his all and had fun doing it. Holt was a seven-time Pro Bowler with St. Louis from 1999-2008 and was selected to the NFL's All-Decade team for the 2000s, setting a league record with six consec utive seasons of at least 1,300 yards receiving. Tiger Woods has recov ered the form that brought him 14 major titles and rivals at the 76th Masters expect him to produce roars from the crowd and at least a hint of his once-invulnera ble aura. 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coroner's Repon: Whhnev Adele SaJS She'll Bevonce And Jav-z Celebrate Houston Found Face Down In Tub Release New song 4th Wedding lnniversarv c( >= a: lL c a: lL WHITNEY HOUSTON The Los Angeles County Coroner released the final coroner's report for Whitney Houston on Wednes day. The singer died on Feb. n at the Beverly Hills Hilton, one day before the Grammy Awards. The offi cial cause of death was acci dental drowning and "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use." The document gives a de tailed description of the scene inside her room at the hotel and details of the in0 vestigation. Z According to the report, c( Houston's assistant sug gested the star take a bath to prepare for the pre-GramW mys activities occurring that evening. The assistant then fi: left to pick up items at w Neiman Marcus, and when Gj she returned, she found c Houston, 48, face down W and unresponsive in the bathtub. The assistant and a :::l bodyguard pulled the singer ID out of the tub. ::;) A. The detective on the Z scene noted that Houston ffi had "possibly overdosed on ...J a narcotic substance, pre ...1 :l seription medications, over ID the counter medications, and alcohol." Prescription c( cD .,... w ........ medications found at the scene included Xanax, amoxicillin, Prednisone and antibiotics. An open bottle of champagne was also in the room. The coroner's report indi cated that there were multi ple items on the bathroom counter, including: an ashtray filled with multiple cigarette butts, a small spoon with a white crystal like sub stance in it, a rolled up piece of white paper and a bottle of prescription medications. In one of the counter draw ers, detectives found "remnants of a white powdery substance, and a portable mirror on the base." Whitney Houston Glows In 'Sparkle' Trailer The late Whitney Houston's legacy is sure to be solidified with her performance in the highly anticipated film Sparkle. An exclusive first look at the trailer for the movie was aired, which is set to hit theaters August 17. In the clip, which lasts nearly a minute, Whitney looks better than ever, and will possibly deliver her best on-screen performance. Sparkle is the remake of a 1976 film with the same name, and is about a Supremes-like group of sisters that have to deal with the ups and downs of fame. Houston plays the mother of the lead character, Sparkle, who is played by American Idol alum Jordin Sparks. ADELE Six-time Grammy Award winning singer Adele, 23, said that she plans on releas ing a new song before the end of this year. The songwriter says she anticipates at least a 2 year hiatus to work on her next album, which she plans on producing herself from a newly-built home studio. Acuess Meauan Good Engaged MEAGANGOOD Meagan Good; best known for her role in the 90's film Eve's Bayou recently an nounced through her publi cist that she's engaged. Good's fiance, DeVon Franklin is a Sony execu tive. He produced The Pursuit of Happyness and the Jaden Smith version of The Karate Kid. They began dating just after production wrapped on "Jumping the Broom" ... which Meagan starred in, and DeVon produced. Rlhanna san She Would 'love' To Plav Whbev Houston RIHANNA In late February, just weeks after Whitney Houston's death, reports surfaced that Rihanna was in the running to play the late R&B icon in a biopic being pro duced by Clive Davis. The "We Found Love" singer is now speaking out on the record, confirming her interest in bringing Whitney's life to the big screen. While promoting her new film Battleship, Rihanna re cently revealed that she would "love" to portray Whitney Houston. BEYONCE And JAY-Z Today, the most glam orous couple in the world of music celebrates their fourth wedding anniversary. Although infamously private, Jay-Z and Beyonce have routinely made their presence felt on stage, on the red carpet and even sometimes court-side at an NBA game. The couple, recently wel comed their baby girl, Blue Ivy, into the world. Beanie Sigel Signs Deal With EMI Beanie Sigel just copped himself a new deal. The Philly rapper has offi cially signed a distribution agreement with EMI. The record contract was spearheaded by label vet, and Ruffhouse Records founder, Chris Schwartz. While recording music in a Brook lyn studio, Beans explained how the deal came about. "That's what kind of pushed me to really do this album. I was sought out by Chris Schwartz. He had a situation at EMI and was looking for an artist," said BEANIE SIGEL Beans. "I had just recorded a couple songs in the studio. Somebody heard a record and was like, 'You should check out Beanie; he hasn't been doing anything.'


ntertainment .,.. ...... T-u-rn_JJ Bv Pres. Obama Tribute Down First Ladts lnvitaUon r GREGORYPECKAndBROCKPETERS in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' inset Brock Peters today As the classic film To Kill Obama will celebrate the a Mockingbird celebrates its film before it airs on the 50th anniversary, a famous USA network. Harper Lee, fan will be providing a spe-the reclusive author of the cial introduction for its telebook, said she is "deeply vised broadcast on April 7th. honored" by the president's President Barack gesture. Walker lives On Less Than S251l, Lozada sued For Owed Monev ANTOINE WALKER And EVELYN WZADA .. during happier times A federal judge has dis charged a $12.7-million bankruptcy case that was filed by former NBA star bailer Antoine Walker. At the time of the filing in 2010, Walker had a net worth of $4.3 million despite making more than $uo million throughout his profes sional NBA career. Reportedly, Walker blew his monies on bad invest ments, gambling, family hand-outs, and other pricey personal indulgences. The bankruptcy trustee believes that Walker gave his ex-fiancee, 'Basketball Wives star, Evelyn Lozada $560,000 after filing with the courts and is suing Lozada, because the trustee insists that Walker tried to hide the money from his credit collectors by giving it to her. The trustee is also claim ing that Lozada took the money from Walker and used it to open her Miami boutique Dulce. Now the trustee is determined to get the money back. Walker insists he gave his ex the money so that she could square away some bills, while Lozada is sticking to her story that she sold her engagement ring to open Dulce. Lozada also claims that she was oblivious to the fact that Walker was so knee-deep in debt. Joe Budden has revealed that he was arrested in New York City for an unpaid traffic ticket from .......,;:;._J_O._E.IL..I back in 2007. BUDDEN The New Jersey rapper was unable to perform at a soldout show at Best Buy Theater with his Slaughter house crew. Budden told Fuse 'IV that he was unaware that he was even wanted by the NYPD before officers rolled up 30 deep. larv J. Stars In Buraerllnu Commercial The web is buzzing about a recent Burger King "chicken wr.ap" commer cial, which fea tures R&B icon MARY J. Mary J. Blige BUGE belting out the ingredients to one of the fast food chain's new menu items to the melody of her song 'Don't Mind.' Blige's spot is one of five commercials that Burger King has deployed as part of their new marketing cam paign: "Exciting Things are Happening." a1u1ump' Pleads GulltV DUANE 'BIG HUMP' HOBBS Former Houston inde pendent record label owner, Duane "Big Hump" Hobbs recently plead guilty to coke distribution charges and now faces a minimum of 10 years in prison. Hump, 52, was appre hended by authorities last December following a drug investigation that allegedly exposed the Texan as a player in a long-term drug network. According to Federal pros ecutors, this network regu larly distributed hundreds of kilos of white powder during a 15-year span, dating back to 1995. Several other people were arrested and charged in connection with the network. Authorities claim Hobbs would receive and house large quantities of coke for the organization, which oper ated out of Mexico, Chicago Mississippi and Houston. FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA And ONE DIRECTION British boy band One Direction had the honor of being personally invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll --unfortunately, they already had "prior commitments." Former U.K. X Factor contestants became the first British band to top the U.S Billboard 200 charts last month with their debut album. One Direction is busy -so busy that they weren't able to make time to accept Mrs. Obama's invitation. Although they weren't able to make the event, the boys were thrilled to meet the First Lady. Oprah Embraces Her 21-Year-Oid Sell On New o Magazine cover It's a rare occasion to see anyone other than the Queen of Talk grace the cover of Oprah Winfrey's 0, The Oprah Magazine. But on the cover of this May's issue, Oprah em braces a Photoshopped image of her 21-year-old self. OPRAH WINFREY 1\) C) 1\) "'1'1 r 0 :!! en m z -t z m r OJ c r r Throughout the 12-year run of the magazine, the sS year-old media icon has shared the cover with a se lect few of her celebrity gal pals, including Michelle Obama, Rosie O'Donnell, and Ellen DeGeneres. However, this is the first time subscribers z will see two images of ., Oprah on the magazine's C OJ r cover. The upcoming edition in cludes a letter of advice and wisdom that Oprah wrote to her 19-year-old self. c;; ::E: m c m < m m en c ,.. z c "'1'1 :a i5


_, a: Q. c( a: LL Wrath Of The Titans -Perseus (Sam Worthington) has to travel to the treacherous underworld to save his father, Zeus (Liam Neeson) from his jealous brother and son. A better movie than the Clash Of The Titans. Action-packed. Made $33M. (Budget $150M). **** Mirror Mirror-Julia Roberts returns in this soft kid s movie as the evil queen trying to bring down Snow White. The dwarfs and queen assistant made this movie enjoyable for the kids. Made $18M. (Budget $85 M). ***112 The Hunger Games Based on the best-selling kid's novel, the movie tells the dark tale of a young fe male selected to compete in a vicious 1V tournament in which 24 teenagers fight to their death. Still No. 1 at -LL box office. Made $258M. c (Budget $78M) **** Z Secret World Of Arric( etty -A family-friendly an imation that the kids will enjoy. This movie reminds w me of the kid's classic "Spirit Away." Made $18M. (Budget N/ A). **** w 21 Jump Street -> Jonah Hill Channing w Tatum and Ice Cube star in this hilarious comedy about :::1: two undercover officers in vestigating a high school m drug ring. Must-see for laughs. Made $92M. (Bud Z get $42M). **** Wt= John Carter Disney _, shelled-out $250M on this _, lukewarm action/fantasy i film about a man transported to Mars. Disappointed. Too long (2 hrs.j3omins.). Made $66M. (Budget $250M). **112 A Thousand Words The critics Eddie Mur phy's 4-year-old, light com edy I drama bad reviews, but the movie turned out to be good. Worth-seeing! Made $16M. (Budget $40M). ***112 Dr. Suess' The Lorax -A Dr. Seuss tale about a boy realizing he can save the planet with a tree seed. Kids will love it. No. 1 at box office. Made $189M. (Bud get $70M) ***112 _Act Of Valor This movie gives you an up-close look of how great our NAVY SEALS really are, and the sacrifices the SEALS make in protecting our country. Must-see. Very violent. Made $67M. (Budget $12M). ****plus some Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Tyler Perry does something different in this rags to riches love story. Perry has the golden touch. Don't miss it! Made $34M. (Budget N/A). **** This Means War Reese Witherspoon stars in this action/ comedy about a girl who unknowingly dates two friends who are CIA agents. Surprisingly, good. Made $53M. (Budget $65M). ***1!2 Safe House Denzel Washington is a rogue CIA agent and Ryan Reynolds has the task to bring him back to the agency. Fast moving thriller! Anything with Denzel is a must-see! Made $122M. (Budget $8sM). **** BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL-Hope doesn't understand why she keeps needing the anx iety medicine; Brooke warns Rick that Amber's act is a scam; Ridge presents Caroline with a spe cial gift; Taylor has a chat with Brooke when she realizes Brooke wants Caroline to be with Rick. Dr. Barton finds herself in the middle of a perplexing conversation with Hope; Caroline and Stephanie talk about Aunt Caroline and the impact she made on everyone's life; Stephanie sug gests Caroline consider dating Thomas. DAYS OF OUR LIVES-Rafe and Nicole inform Daniel that EJ discovered her pregnancy; Abe and LeXie are stunned by Celeste's sudden return to Salem; Melanie is upset to discover that someone has posted info about her sordid past on the Internet.John tries to get Hope out of her hypnotic trance; Stefano tests Kate's loyalty; LeXie is given devastating news by Daniel; while at the hospital, Abigail sees the mysterious man she ran into earlier GENERAL HOSPITAL Patrick returns to work; Spinelli has a plan; Lulu makes Dante upset. AleXis has a motherly plan for MaXie; Sonny sides with Kate; Jason comes home. YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS-Jack and Genevieve make secret plans for their future, but Victor refuses to back down in the battle for Beauty of Nature. Victor is shocked by Genevieve s news, and Chelsea disappears after a fight with Victoria. Aries (March 21-April-19)When in doubt, get a second opinion. There could be a change in plans, so take care. Compromise so that everyone wins. Let love be the determining factor. Relax. Taurus (Apri12o-May 20) Focus on making money for the next few days, as work comes pouring in. Handle old business to make way for new creative projects. Express your affection with artistry. Gemini (May 21-June 21)You're entering a two-day creative cycle ... very romantic! Ac cept a bonus. Disagreement inspires imagination. Disappointments in love can be artistic fod der. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Constant interaction is beneficial today. The environment is right for making changes at home, and things could get bus}r. Accept contributions. Give thanks. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)You really get into your studies now. Exploration and research be come tantalizing. Love shines through. A quiet night with a movie could be delicious. Vll'go (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)You're entering a two-day potential spending spree, so take care. The moJ:.ley's available, and you may need it later for home repair. Evaluate a crazy sugges tion. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22)-Don't say it all yet. It isn't what you thought. You're confident now, with power increasing. Neatness counts. Check for errors and changes. Things may not go as planned. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Slow down and think it over. The next two days are good for treasure hunting. Complete old tasks, and conserve resources without sacrifice. Love motivates. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)-Make sure you're schedule is up to date. You're in high demand among your friends; listen to their advice. You may have to adapt as you go. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) :.._The road ahead may be filled with obstacles. You can either find another route or plow ahead and enjoy the adventure. Disagree persuasively. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)-"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." The words of Helen Keller resonate with Aquarius today. Take notes for your memoir. Create something mem orable. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)-Intense feelings are on the rise. Learn to take advantage of them for the best. It may not be easy to make a choice. Trust your instinct.


Funerals DEACON LOCK -CHARLTON, JR. Homegoing celebration for Deacon Lock Charlton, Jr. of Tampa, who passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012, will be held on Saturday, Apri17, 2012, at 11 a. m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel, 2708 E. Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd., Pastor Alfred A. Col son, officiating. Interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Deacon Charlton was a faith ful member of St. Paul M. B. Church of Tallahassee, FL He was preceded in death by: parents, Lock Charlton, Sr. and Florance Charlton; wife, Ida Mae Charlton; sisters, Lorine Charlton, Minnie Lee Wilson, Clipper Charlton and Florance Holliday; brothers, Palmer Charlton, Sr., Thomas Ouuiton, Edward Charlton, George Charlton, Ephen Charlton, Sr., and Columbus Brown; and son in-law, Curtis Smith. He leaves to cherish fond and loving memories: children, Edner Norton and husband, Gerard, Barbara McGill and husband, Grady, Sandra Carey and husband, Richard, Devita Charlton, Renee and, Loraine Charlton, Ricky Charlton and Van Young, all of Youngtown, Ohio, Rosa Carney and Carolyn .James, both of Tallahassee, FL, and Emma Carney ofTampa; 31 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren; brother, Uoyd Charlton and wife, Ruth; sister, Mattie Charlton; 6 nieces and 6 nephews; 2 sisters-in-law, Linda Brown and Willie Bee Horton; and a host of cousins. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral home on Friday, Apri17, 2012, from s-8 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6-7p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the chapel on Saturday for the service. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM ROSCOE SHERRON 3/31/284/8/02 And MAXINE SHERRON 4/7/3611/20/95 Happy birthday to you both. You are greatly missed and truly loved. We miss you both im mensely. Love: your daugh ter, Fay; and grandkids, Rakeith, .Jaquana, Nigeria, .Ja'Zinte and .Ja'Vonte. Graveside service for Mr. Andre Edge of Tampa, who passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012, will be held on Satur day, Apri17, 2012, at 2 p. m. at Orange Hill Cemetery, Pastor Elmer Wilson, officiating. In terment will follow. Andre was born September 13, 1964. He attended Brown's Memorial Church Of God In Christ. He was preceded in death by: his baby brother, Marcus Edge, older brother, Ronald Edge; and father, Morris Edge. He leaves to cherish his memories with: children, Tyler Niji, Kyle Christian and Brice Alexandria Edge; grandchildren, Tyler Edge, .Jr. and Xavier Edge; mother, Gloria Edge; brothers, Michael Edge (Kaaren), Herregga "Dino" Edge (Nita) and Christopher Edge; sisters, Doris Alexander (Anthony) and Yvonne Edge; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. TIIERE WILL BE NO VIEW ING. The family and friends are -ked to meet at the cemetery for the service on Saturday. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME Ill MEMORY KEYON D. FLOYD 4/6/064/6/12 It has been 6 years since the Lord called you home to be with Him in paradise. We miss you, love you and will always cherish you. Your mother and Floyd family. Ill MEMORIAM JULIA THOMAS WINSTON 10/9/454/S/11 A year hsince you went home with the Lord.Weloveyou,butGod loves you more. You are missed by: your daugbter. Pamela; son, Garland; grandchildren, v-hawn and Curlynn; and Pastor David Watkins MRS. KATHERINE FELTON Homegoing services for Mrs. Katherine B. Felton affectionately known as Kat/Sister of Tampa, who passed a way, Monday March 26 2012 will be held Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 11 a. m. at the Apostolic Church of Jesus, 2 708 East Osbm:ne Ave. Tampa, with Pastor Samuel Washington offici ating. Katherine was born December 7 1944, in Cairo GA Kath .erine at tended school in Cairo, GA Later years Katherine moved to Tampa with her 2 daughters. She was em ployed at the Florida College where she retired from in 1996. She was a dedicated member of the Apostolic Church of .Jesus where she met and married the love of her life of 18 years until going home to be home with the Lord. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Samuel Barron, Sr., Missionary Dorothy Thomas, and stepfather WUlle Thomas. She leaves to cherish fond and Iovins memories: a devoted and caring husband, Deacon .James Felton; two daughters, Della Evans (Nathan), Columbia, South Carolina, and Nancy Walden of King Fisher, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, Carlos, nka, Kenneth, Natalie Nashua, Nathan, Jr., Haven, Nicola and Jaime as well as nine great grandchildren; six sisters, Sarah Holton (Eric), Pel ham Geoi'IPa, Catherine Nunley (Melford) of Kentucky, Virginia Swain (Myron), Patricia Barron, cAiro, Geoi'IPa, Dorothy Lee and Ruby Powell, both of Tampa; four brothers, Samuel Barron (Pam), Tampa, .Joseph Barron (Janie), James Barron (Mary), and Eddie Barron, all of Cairo, Geoi'IPa; mother-in-law, J. Hicks, Tampa; four sisters-in-law, 1ina F. Penny (Sylvester), Patricia Hayes, Joyce Williams (Ronald), all of Tampa, and Unda Cunningham of Leesburg FL; eleven brothers-in law Bila Shabaka Shabazz Regi nald Felton, Ronald Felton (Barbara Ann) Kenneth Lofton, Bruce S. Marshall D'Andrae Mar shall, .Jeffery Coonce, Eddie Williams (Regina), Mark Williams, Timothy Williams (Lisa), all of Tampa and Reginald Coonce (Bridget), Texas; godson, Pastor Alvin Daniels (Jan' et), Se bring, FL ; godsister, Missionary Laverne White (IDder Willie White) Tampa; two god.brothers Minister Michael Hippard (Angel), and IDder Melvin Lee (Edith) Largo FL; best friend Sis ter Catherine Mosley; a loving cousin, Dene Lane (Dennis) Val rico, family member, Rosa L. Coonce and a host of nieces nephews cousins and. friends and Apostolic Church of Jesus. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home from 5-8 p. m., Friday evening. Family and are asked to meet at the church at 10=45 a. m. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME MS. SHIRLEE J.LEWIS Homegoing celebration for Ms. Shirlee .J. Lewis, who passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012, will be held Saturday, April 7 2012, at 2 p. m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3005 E. Ellicott Street, Rev. Dr. T. W. Jenkins, pastor, officiating. Interment will fol low at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Ms. Shirlee J. Lewis was ana tive of Polk County (Fort Meade, FL), and had resided in Tampa for the past 30 years. She accepted Christ in her life at an early age while attend ing Galilee Missionary Baptist Church (Fort Meade, FL). She was a faithful member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the Adult #1 Choir until health problems limited her Ms. Lewis attended public school at Anna Woodbury for Elementary and .Jr. High and Union Academy High School in Polk County. She also attended Edward Waters College in Jack sonville, FL, for 2 years, after which she transferred and later graduated from Florida South ern College, Lakeland, FL (Or lando Campus) with a Bachelor's of Science Degree. She earned her Master's in Psy chology from Col lege, Massachusetts (Tampa Campus). She was employed as an Ad diction Counselor in Tampa, for some 19 years, 13 years with DACCO Women's Program, 6 years with several juvenile facil ities, Les Peters, Faulkenburg Academy and Sunshine Youth Sessions, being the latest before retiring. She was preceded in death by: her father, David L. Lewis, Sr.; mother, Mamie J. Lewis; stepbrother, John Lewis; and uncle, William .Johnson. She leaves to cherish her pre cious memories: son, Dewitt D .Jones, Jr.; former spouse and friend, Dewitt D. Jones, Sr.; sis ter, Gracie Lewis (Orlando, FL); brother, David L. Lewis, Jr. (New York, NY); nieces, Litenia King (Gregory), .Johns Creek, GA, Michele Young (Jerry), At lanta, GA, Lisa McCarthy, Warner Robins, GA. and Veron ica Tokay Fields (Donald), East Orange, N.J; nephews, Keith Palmer, Greensboro, NC, Shane Lewis, New York, NY, Darin Lewis, New York, NY, and David Taliferro, Jefferson City, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home, 2708 E. Dr. M. L. K. Jr. Blvd., Tampa, on Friday, April6, 2012, from s-8 p.m. with the family receiving guests from s-6 p. m. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME Gudes MS. EDITH DENISE BlACKMON Homegoing services for Ms. Edith Blackmon, who passed away on March 30, 2012, will be held Saturday, April 7, 2012, at 3 p. m. at Northside Baptist Church, Bishop A. L. Robinson, offici ating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Ms. Edith Denise Black mon was born on January s, 1966 and passed away on March 30, 2012. Shewborn to the late Marvin M. Black"n man and Bobbie J. Blackmon r in .Jerome, FL. Shewthe 0 baby girl of six children and :U educated in the pubtie schools e of Hillsborough County. She w-employed at Lake Shore en Village for many years. She m was raised in The Church Of z __. God In Christ. ., She leaves to cherish her ifi many fond memories: fiand, r Craig .Jackson; daughter, AnOJ toinette D. Fells and husband, t: .James Fells; 2 sons, Antonio r D. Clark and fiancee, Pam, aild r Antwan D. Blackmon; 3 grandchildren, Ronnie L. Scott, z Nigeria Collier and Antwan Blackmon, .Jr.; goddaughter. Cedkial Stanley; stepfather, Wesley Green; 3 sisters, Mary ., c: OJ r L. Robinson, Gloria .J. Wash ington and husband, Ne hemiah Washington;, and Niecy Blackmon; 4 brothers, Herschel M. Blackmon, An thony Blackmon and wife, Laderius Blackmon and Lil Anthony Blackmon; 2 aunties, Betty Ann Lewis and Barbara Ann Henderson; 2 uncles, Donald Hall and wife, and Ronald Hall and wife; 10 nieces and nephews, Katrina Gipson and fiand, Dale, Wat son Ducatel and wife, Martha, Loubbie Ducatel and Erica Grant, Loubbin Ducatel, Nic son Ducatel, Ambria Robin"n son, Terry Blackmon, Ms. Hen ;:!! Blackmon and Leon Blackmon C and wife; godsister, Marnette !C Condry; a devoted friend, Ms. Rose Reed; and a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives and sorrowing friends. c;; ::z:: m c m < m c: m en c !C ,. z c The viewing will be held on Friday, April6, 2012, from 5-7 p. m. at Northside Baptist Church. Family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday at 2:45 p. m GUDES FUNERAL HOME A TEMPLE OF SERVICE" www.pdesfuneralltome.net Q m ..... cp ,.


Funerals/Memoriams fli ...J a: c. <( <( c a: LL ,-----" MR.SIMUEL HOWARD, SR. Homegoing celebration for Mr. Samuel Howard, Sr., who passed away on March 27, 2012, will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at 11 a. m. at Abundant Life Enrichment Church, 4701 E. Hanna Ave., Rev. Randy Randolph, officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Simuel Howard, Sr. was born in Tallahassee, FL. He was a lifelong resident of Tampa, for well over 62 years. He was employed by the Forg ><( erty Vanline as a long distance truck driver. In his pastime, he C enjoyed working in his garden D: and building benches. LL He was preceded in death C by: his mother, Anna Rowe; Z mother-in-law, I.eola Simmons; <( two sons, Ray and God Lucky > Howard; two daughters, <( Priscilla and Anna Howard; C grandson, Lonnie Johnson; en granddaughter, Leoloa Johnw son; and son-in-law, William (Crow) Johnson. He leaves to cherish his i;: memories: wife, Eva Inez w Howard; six loving children, > daughters, Simuel Cotton, W Cheyenne Johnson and Cookie c White; daughter-in-law, MarW garet Howard, and sons, :::1: Simuel, Jr., and Raymond (Bar en bara) Edward, Sr. (Tasha); sis ::J ter-in-law. Unice Hill; m grandchildren, Eva Murray, ::::) Sonia Jones (Vincent), Larry C. Cotton, Jr., Antonio Cotton, z Kasia Williams, Richard Cotton j:: (LaSonya), Katie Young w (O'Shuan). Arkeshia Cotton, ...J William Johnson, Jr., Johnny ...J Johnson, Jr., Delvaughn John :) son, Frederica Caldwell, Ronald m Gilmore and wife, Ray Howard, ...J Jr., Waitus Howard, Adrian W Howard, Marcus Howard, Mi zlranda Howard, Dominique Howard, Keith White, Antroy Z White, Dantavious Miller. Ka trena Mitchell, Santonio Sim

Funerals/Memoriams Rav Williams ------------MRS. CLARA L.FINLEY Mrs. Clara L. Finley of 920 East McBerry Street, Tampa, 33603, passed away Saturday, March 31 2012. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April7, 2012, at 10 a. m at Beulah Baptist Institutional Church, 1006 West Cypress Street, with Rev. Dr. James Favorite, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Born January 4 ,'1929, to the late Martha Wellons, Mrs. Clara L. Finley was a native of Tampa, and a resident for 83 years. -She attended Don Thompson High School and graduated valedictorian of her senior class. She attended Florida A&M University for a wblle, but decided to start a family. She later returned to college again by attending Gibbs College in St. Petersburg, FL, where she majored in Education. Mrs. Finley was a very active member of various organizations, including: her church, Beulah Baptist Institutional Church, the Loyalty Club, East ern Star, etc. She was employed at GTE Telephone Company for over 25 years. Sister Finley made the transi-tion from her earthly home into her heavenly home of our Lord and Savior on Saturday morning, March 31 2012. She was preceded in death by: her mother, Martha Wellons; sister, Evelyn Riley; 2 daughters, Clairetha Faison and Belinda Finley; and a grandson, William Faison. She leaves to cherish her memories: 2 daughters, Brenda Pace (Wallace Jerome Pace) and Janice Finley; son, William Finley, Jr.; granddaughter, Francoise Faison; 2 goddaughters, Sarah Williams and Kathy Green; nieces, Martha Ann Bustamonte, Justina Long Maurise and Bridgette Sermon; nephew, Albert Kennedy; good friends of the family, Dorothy Pace and Kenneth Charity; a host of great nieces, great nephews and other loving relatives; and special pets, G. G., Zoey and Zulah. The remains will repose after 5 p. m., Friday, April 6, 2012, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfu neralbom.e.com.. MR.:JAHMAL 'BAMA' HAlTER Mr. Jahmal "Bama" Hatter of Brandon, FL, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, AprilS, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Livingston, Alabama; with Bishop Frances Davis, officiating. Born January 18, 1981, to Diane Watkins, Mr. Jahmal "Barna" Hatter was a native of Livingston, Alabama, and a resident of Tampa for 13 years. He attended Livingston High School in Alabama and was a member of The General Assembly of the First Born of Tampa. Mr. Hatter was employed as a bus driver for Hartline. He leaves to cherish his memory: his beautiful wife, Monica Hatter; 2 boys, Jahmal Hatter and Jahmon Hatter; a loving mother, Diane Watkins (Lee Watkins); mother-in-law, Althea Wunbley; father, James Troy Hatter (Gloria Briggs); father-in-law, Norman Bacon (Chanda Bacon); grandmothers, Sarah Brown and Lucille Hatter; sisters, Ashley Watkins and Jamesha Hatter; sisters-inlaw, Nekeyla Kinney (Steven Kinney), Cerissa Wimbley, Corinna Bacon and Sha'lonnie Bell; brothers, Lee Watkins, Jr. Damien Hatter (Yasira Hatter), James Troy Hatter, Jr., and Orlando Bowden; brothers-in-law, Myron Wimbley, Lonnie Bell, lli; aunts, Shirley Brown, Ruby Campbell, Ronnie V. Hatter of Chicago, Willie Mae Hatter, Daisy Bibbs, Onnie Mae Bates and Carol Nichols; uncles, Maverick Brown, Terry Brown, Johnny Lee Hatter, Joe Henry Hatter of Cleveland, Ohio, and Charles Brown; nephews, Damian Kedesh Hatter, Christian Hatter and Cameron Watkins; and a host of cousins and friends. Please join the family and friends from 6-7 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2012, for a memorial service at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 North Howard Avenue, Tampa, 336o6. THERE WILL BE NO VIEWING. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.ravwilliamsfuneralbome.com MR.LUCIOUS HUNTER, SR. Homegoing celebration for Mr. Lucious Hunter, Sr. of Tampa, who passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012, will be held on Saturday, April7, 2012, at 2 p. m. at Mount Tabor sionary Baptist Church, 2606 West Grace Street, Tampa, 33607, with Pastor T. D. Leonard, officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memo rial Park. Mr. Hunter was born in Donalsonville, Georgia, on December 4, 1940. He was educated in the public schools of Donalsonville. He was a born again Christian and a member of Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church. After making Tampa his home, he found employment with Art Mosaic Tile and Ter razzo Company and remained there for. many years. He made a career move and later became employed with the City of Tampa's Solid Waste Department. He retired from the City of Tampa after 35 years of dedicated service. He was preceded in death by: his father, Leonard Hunter, Sr.; mother, Lizzie Hunter; and brothers, Leonard Hunter, Jr., Homer Hunter, Sr. and Ralph Hunter. Mr. Hunter was a loving, kind and generous man. He will be truly missed by his family, friends and community. To mourn his passing, cherish his memories and celebrate his home going are: his devoted companion, Annie Jones; five daughters, Joyce Finley (Vic tor), Victoria Hunter (David), Joann Peterson (Maurice), Gloria Scott and Tina; son, Lucious Hunter, Jr. ; two stepsons, Juan and Albert Arenas; 16 grand children and 20 great grandchil dren, aU of Tampa; three sisters, Eloise Brown, Charlotte Everett and Annie Lois Walker (Edwin); three sisters-in-law, Mamie Hunter, Emma Hunter and Mary Hunter, aU of Tampa; two aunts, Katherine Lane of Tampa, and Mattie Moore of Donalsonville, GA; longtime devoted friends, Mr. J. B. Williams, Mr. Wright, the Hill family and Georgia Mae and Arthur Stringfield; and a host of loving nieces, nephews,-cousins and friends. The remains will repose after 5 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2012, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfu penJbome.com MR. SAMUEL L. PARTIN, SR. Mr. Samuel L Partin, Sr. of Valrico, FL, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The celebration of life service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2012, at 11 a.-m. at Brown Memorial Church Of God In Christ, 2313 East 27th Avenue, Tampa, Bishop Matthew Williams, pastor and eulogist. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Born February 25, 1951, in Dothan, AL, be departed from life mortal to life immortal on March 27, 2012, in Valrico FL. His mother and father moved their. family from Pensacola, FL, to Tampa, over 52 years ago. Educated in the Hillsborough County Public School System, he graduated from Blake Senior High School, class of 1969, and served in the United States Army. He met the sweetheart of his life, linda Peoples, in 1973, and married her in 1975 Mr. Partin worked for TECO for over 27 years, retiring.as an Auxiliary Operator, and was an active member of Brown's Memorial COGIC. He was preceded in death by: his son, Solomon L. Partin; his mother, Dollie M. Partin; and his father-in-law, Mr. Milton Peoples, Sr. Samuel leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted wife of 36 years, linda Partin; 3 sons, Samuel, Jr., Steven and Shedrick; his father, Elder Preston Partin, Sr., (Betty) of New York, NY; 5 brothers and sisters, Ruthie (Alvin) Williams, Dorothy (Fred) Flucker, Tampa, Preston, Jr., Idaho, Elder Nathaniel (Carolyn) Partin, Tampa, and Supt. Anthony Gilyard, New Jersey; motherin-law, Mrs. Minnie Peoples; 2 brothers-in-Law, Elder Milton (Gloria) Peoples, Jr., Alonzo (Twanda) Peoples, Tampa; sister-in-law, Arlatha (Walter Jr.) Overstreet, Jacksonville, FL; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and numerous friends and extended family. The remains will repose from s-8 p. m., Friday, April6, 2012, at Ray Wtlliams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILUAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywjJJiam!l!fu neraJhome.com CRISIS FUNER.<\L PRIC 'lJ r-N 0 ..... N Ja'Niyah was l>orn July 1, 2010, in Tampa. She was the daughter of Kimberly Mack and Jessie Grant. Ja'Niyah attended Future Leader Day Care. On Sunday, April 1, 2012, Ja'Niyllh's young life came to a 0 close. She leaves to cherish fond -memories with: her devoted g mother and father, Kimberly en Mack and Jessie Grant; broth-m ers, Chazmaine Small and Elijah z Small; maternal grandparents, :::::! Elzonda (Wayne) Parks; paterZ nal grandmother, Flestia m Vaughn; maternal great grandr mother, Christine Marshall; pam ternal great grandmother, C: Kathy (Albert) Vaughn; aunts, J= Nicole Mack, Tiffany McCray, m Tamira Fryer, Beverly Mack, :::::! Sheana (Larry) Vaughn, Meka Z Young, Mary Taylor, Sherri 'lJ Sexil and Brenda Atkins; uncles, C: Demaikis Grant, Albert (Chris) m Vaughn, Herbert (Angela) r Mack, Christopher Simmons, en Arthur Parks and Kenny Pow:::Z:: ell; godparents, Domaine (Andrea) Womack; a host of cousins and other sorrowing relatives and friends. m The remains will repose fnJm 5 9 p.m., Friday, April6, 2012, at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 -f N. 29th Street, Tampa, 336o5. C: The funeral cortege will rn arrange from 8714 N. 39th 0 Street. Friends are asked to as-l>! semble at.the church at approximately 12:45 p. m., Saturday )> for the service. Z "A WILSON SERVICE 0 www.wilsop-funeralbome.com ., IN MEMORIAM OF ROBERT LEE JOHNS, SR. May4, 1929-April 5 2011 It has been one year since you went home with the Lord. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. He only takes the best. We miss and love you. Wife, Irene; children, grand and great grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.


Funerals/Memoriarns u) ..J a: D. 4( > C( c a: u.. : Wilson The family and friends of F. Jones Butler, "PJ" to her loved celebrating the life of whose life was the def Qf the word NURSE. INnro;:;.,,., was her life, her chosen and her God given as she was to all who knew This is the claim of her im lmleollal[efamily consisting ofher son and daughter. Thursday, March 29, Pharfeania Frances Jones quietly departed this life > in her eternal home. C( was born December C 20, 1915 in Live Oak, FL. Q: Pharfeania pursued an eduU.. at the John A. Andrews c Hospital of the z Institute. 4( After graduation she served > as a Staff Nurse and Supervisor C( three years. Her outstanding C career in Nursing en at Tuskegee and took W to many far away locations :::l serve. .... With the advent of World a:> II, Pharfeania served as a W Lieutenant with the U.S. > Nurses Corp. from 1941 to w After her return to civii-Pharfeania earned a Bachelor degree in Detroit, :I: at the Wayne State CJ) University School of Nursing in :::; 1948. m She accepted Christ at an ::) age. She reared her chilD. as a devoted member of z Stephen AME Church in ;:: MI. [ij with increased train..J valuable experience, she ..J the Detroit Visiting Nurs::) as a Staff Nurse r:ll Teacher. She served at ..J IHan:ter Hospital, Wayne County W Hospital and Wayne Z Health Department. j::: She earned a Master's Degree Z Public Health in 1962. W Mrs. Butler was actively inC/) with numerous profes4( such prestigious C as the American a: Anrte1rican Nurse As0 lsociatioJn, Miich1i2an Nurse Asso..J American Lung "Michigan Health and the Detroit Nurses Association and NAACP. Pharfeania was a member of a team which developed and published "Suggested Tuberculosis Nurse Functions." Mrs. Butler was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Butler. She leaves to walk in the light of God's abiding love: a loving, dedicated and devoted son, George E. Butler, II of Detroit, MI; daughter, Eleanor E. Butler of Duluth, GA; sister, Evelyn Lewis of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Hope Butler; and great granddaughter of Duluth, GA; nephew, Richard Mc utJn

WILLIE BELLE SANDERS We would like to take this opportunity to express our sin cere appreciation for the thoughtfulness presented to us and the love we have all received during our time of bereavement. May God bless you! WITH HEARTFELT THANKS RONALD ANTHONY MARTIN The family of Ronald Anthony Martin would like to thank the many family and friends for their many acts of kindness and sympathetic gestures in our time of sorrow. Special thanks to: Kathy Pringley Miller, Herbert Myers, Jr., Stone Funeral Home, Rev. Michael Price and The St. James AME family, Rev. Antonio Pringley, Pastor Sam Maxwell, Elder Robert Benn, Deacon John Singleton (Alice), Detective B. Griece and Detective J. L. Birdwell of the Lakeland Police Force, and Lakeland Regional Medical TICU. May God bless each and every oneofyou. The family. Crime Man Killed During Argument SAMUEL HARPER shot in the head during an argument. ST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg Police reported that a man was shot in the head and killed during an argument with another man early Tuesday morning. Officers were called to the scene in the 4600 block of 22ndAvenue;south, and found Samuel Harper, 41, dead in a bedroom around 2:40a.m. Police arrest Troy A. Charles, 48, and charged him with first-degree mur der. Charles is the facility coordinator at Back to Life Rehabilitation Center in St. Petersburg. Police said Harper's girl friend was present at the time of the shooting and ran to a neighbor's house and called 9-1-1. The girlfriend and a second witness said TROY A. CHARLES charged with first-degree murder. Charles came into the house uninvited through an unlocked door and started arguing with Harper. Police said as the men argued, Charles allegedly pulled a gun and shot Harper in the head. The suspect fled the scene, but was located and arrested at the rehabili tation center where he also lives. Police recovered a gun from the center, but have not determined if it was the gun used in the shooting. Officers said Harper and a second man were arrested and charged with burglary of the Back to Life Rehabilitation Center on Feb : 14. Detectives are investigat ing to determine if the inci dent is connected to Tuesday's homicide. Here today, planned tomorrow. From one second to the next, everything changes ... Life is full of chances. Your funeral doesn't have to be one of them. Make prearrangements today and you can feel confident your family and your last wishes are in good hands Call us FUNERAL HOME N. 29th St Tampa, FL 33605 (813) 248-6125 "TT 2:1 6 Former NBA Plaver ; Charged With DUI, Bribery Early Wednesday morning, a Tampa Police officer reported that he was driving west on Scott Street, and when he reached Nebraska Avenue, he noticed a vehicle stopped at the light. The officer said the vehicle turned wide, and then topped along the shoulder of the road. The officer said he activated his emergency lights. He then approached the driver's side of the vehi cle and the door opened. The driver, later identified as 33-year-old Loren Woods, got out of the vehi cle and walked away, police said. The officer stopped Woods, and reported smelling alcohol on his breath. The officer said he asked Woods to do a sobriety test and he refused. Woods reported told the officer the tests were biased against Black people, and he only take the test if it was admin istered by a Black officer. The officer told Woods by refusing to take the test, it could go against him in court. Woods refused again and was arrested. After arresting Woods, the officer allegedly asked him how much money he had with him, and Woods replied $15,000. The officer said he counted the money and told Woods he had only $2,200. Woods allegedly asked the officer if he wanted to take the money, and he would leave. The officer reportedly said he asked the LOREN WOODS driver was he offering him a bribe, and Woods said no. Later, the officer said Woods said all he saw on the hood of the car was a cell 0) ., phone, and as far as he was r concerned the money had disappeared. c Woods was subsequently )> charged with DUI and cn m bribery. He was later z released after posting :::::! $2,500 bond. Woods, who stands 7'1'' r tall, is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and r r was drafted by the m Minnesota Timberwolves in :::::! the second round of the Z 2001 draft. He played in the NBA until 2008, and he's currently playing with Zob Ahan Isfahan in Iran. The measure of a smile 4, 9, 12, 15 can only take place 19, 22, 25, 28 when the giver of the smile 32, 35, 39, 44 has it .pointed "TT at you 46, 49, 54, 58 ::z:J c WARREN DAWSON 221-1800 1461 Ta11pa Park Plaza @Nebraska Ave. & scan St. -e" "9 o' J J<'.1c :sa dec son shoul c "Ot be oased so e, .. pon ad.et.snets c, .. :;;c ce JS us to SC"C ,ou FREE A' tten nfomat:on about ou"' f :ca: ens J"e exec ence' C) m 1'1.) (.,) I )>


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Prouress1ve I&E Baptist State Convention Pres1denrs Hour The Progressive Missionary and Educationa l Baptist State Convention of Florida, Inc. held the President's Hour honoring Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks, Sr. The event was hosted by St. John Missionary Baptist Church and Union For eign District Association, Rev. Fleming Tarver, Pastor and Moderator, respectively. The Pr sident's Hour was held on Friday, March 23 at In nisbrook Resort. The Rev. Dr. H. D. Rucker, First Vice Pres ident of Sanford, presided The ervice opened with a pre-musical service by the St. John Prog r e i ve MBC Choir, followed by the roll call o f offi c e rs by t h e Secretary to the Pr sident, Dr. Julius Wynn. The s ating of Pre ident and Lady Banks was followed b y the i n v ocation peti t ion ofi re d by Moderator J. J. Pierce, 4th Vice President Lake Wales and the scriptural admoni tion by Moderator Kelly Brown, 3rd Vice President, Jack sonville. Others on the prog .ram were: Rev. W. D. Sims, 2nd Vice President ; Rev. Brian Brown, Chairman, Planning Committee; Dr. Henry Lewis, lll, President, Florida Memorial University; Rev. Dr. James B. Sampson, Pres i dent, F l orida General Baptist Convent i on, Inc.; Rev. Dr. Stephen John Thurston, President, National Baptist Convention of America Inter national Inc. The program continued with presentat ion b y Rev. W. J. Haynes, Corre pond i n g Secr e tary; Rev. James Har vey, V i ce ident At-Large; Dr. N. S. Sanders, President Emeritu Lakeland, who intro duced the president; followed by a song by Lady Vane sa Banks. B. T. Banks of Pen sacola also sang a olo after the president's message. Modera tor Emeritus Dr. C. P. Epps, Chairman Moderators Council, gave the invitation of discipleship ; and Dr. H. T. Rhim, President Emeritus Jacksonville, gave the addr s endorsement. Rev. Dr. Banks was elected to the Presidency of Progressive Missionary and Ed ucational Baptist State Con en t i on of Florida in March of 2006. He i the youngest preacher to be elected to that pos i tion in the hi tory of the Convent i on. H e was r e-elected in De c ember 2010 u n oppo ed (Photos by Julia Jackson) Dr. Stepb n Thurston, President, National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc., and Dr. Barbara Wright, State President, Senior Women's Auxiliary with Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks, President, Progressive M & E Baptist State Convention of Florida, Inc., and Pastor, St. John Progressive M. B. Chureh, and his wife Lady Vanessa Banks. Rev. T. D. Leonard, Pastor of Tampa's Mt. Tabor M. B. Church. Rev. and Mrs. W. D. (Arsie) Sims of St. Matthew M. B. Church, Tampa. Mrs. Ola Johnson in attendance. Deaconess Carolyn Taylor of St. Matthew M. B. Church attended the President' Hour. Deacon and Willie Monroe. Deaconess Rev. Dr. H. L. Daniel pas tor of New Fri ,ndship M. B. Church. Rev. Rayford Harper, Pas tor of First Baptist Church of West Tampa. St. John Choir members Nandi Youngblood and Brandon Hamilton. Clara Cobb and daughter, ofMt. Olive M. B. Church. Betty Benjamin and Jacki Walker of M.t. Oli e M. B. President Banks expresses gratitude to one of the vendors, Church. Jeannie Jenkin...,.


CD ..I a: ll. <( Locallnist To Open For Funk Fest Event Trumaine Lamar knew C that if he just kept working ff hard, the opportunity he 's Homeless Stand In line For Free sundav Meal been waiting for would come. I feel the 5-year journey I've been on has finally reached a highlight point in my career." Lamar will be opening for Funk Fest 2012 at the Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. The show will begin Friday with artists Erykah Badu, Evelyn "Champagne" King, and Fantasia. On Saturday, the show will con tinue with performances from artists such as Charlie Wilson, Morris Day and The Time, El DeBarge, Slick Rick, and Whodini. Lamar said this will be the biggest stage he's ever per formed on. "To do this in my hometown and be on the same stage as so many of my music idols is really a dream come true. I c really feel blessed to have this 0: opportunity. LL Lamar, who just finished performing on Studio 10 on c( CBS Live, sand he s managed >to stay quite busy lately. C:C "I owe so much thanks to so many people, and this vali W dates the mission I'm on. You just have to be patient and > keep working if you want to a: be successful in this industry. You can't get disgusted by w c w % 0 ::i m :a A. z ..I ..I :::: Ulft.IUI'""' m TRUMAINE LAMAR closed doors." In the past, Lamar has per formed with such artists as Chrisette Michele, Lalah Hathaway, Eric Darius, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, and Mary Mary, just to name a few. Lamar is a vocalist/song writer and producer who puts everything into what he loves. He was groomed as a vocalist in his church under the direc torship of his mother, Betty Burrell, and with his dad, Jim Burrell's support. Funk Fest was designed to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of old school music and has grown into a celebra tion of human expression. It is the mission of Funk Fest to provide the community access to a means of expression Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724 WHUl 18"-$895 20"-$995 22"$1495 24" $1895 26". $2495 28". $3895 BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter They came by foot. They came on bicycles. Some even came in wheelchairs. The common ground they all stood on was they were homeless, and were looking for help. Every Sunday evening, more than 100 homeless people stand in line outside the Salvation Army Center on Florida Avenue and Henderson Street. They stand in line waiting on their dinner, cooked and prepared for them by Cassandra and Cornelius Hamilton, and served by a group of volunteers. Every Sunday after he gets out of church, Hamilton loads his truck with pots of food plates, bottled water and other items to give to the homeless. "It brings such joy to my heart to be able to do this, but the real joy comes from the faces of the people who are grateful that someone cares enough to do this for $3995 22" $4495 24" $5995 uwwns) $6995 28". $8995 30" $14995 llS-40-ILSS9 24SJS.L$1" 26S-40-2i.si09-2SS-J0.26 .$199 21S-3S-ILS79 27S-4S-20.Jl09 28S-S..11Ul29 24S-30-22.Jl3S 295-2S-22...S229 27S-2S-2LS349 ns.t.lt...Se ns.JI.lUlU 27S-J0.20 .Sl39 2SS-J0.22JI3S 30S-40.23JI89 29S-2S-28 S359 22S-3S-19 .$99 mJt.lUIU 295-4S-22..SI29 26JS..2Ul35 25S-Jt.M...Sl4S 31S-J0.30 .SIIOO 23S-3S-19 .SI2S 24S-J0.20 .Jil9 3tS4-lUll9 295-40-22..$13S 27S-J0.24 .$17S 27S-2S-30 $995 265-J0.19 .Sl9S 27S-40-20.Jil9 30S-4S-22..SI29 In this photo, Cornelius Hamilton is seen praying with one of the men in line. These people lined up for a free dinner Sunday outside the Salvation Army on Florida Avenue and Henderson Street. them. "I would like to see more people out here donating their time and effort to help people who have almost given up hope, and are thankful for whatever any one does for them." Hamilton said what shows the dedication some people have to help the homeless, was four people traveling from Ocala to help serve the homeless. "Not only did they come, they brought cases of water. That means a lot out here, where every little deed means so much." Coming from Ocala were George and Tee Ormiston, and Carl and Joann Zalak. Locally, Nikky Naeve and Dorthy Nix donated their time, and the Phenomenal Women Of God #64, Order of the Eastern Star members, Carla Thompson and Kimberly Mitchell helped serve the homeless, along with Ms. Thompson's daughter, Ireland Trope. Real Estate, Mortgage, Property/ Management and Construction 5ervlces Since1997 Lower Mortgage Payment Secul"' Your Rnancial Fubnl FREE Pre-Qualify Challenged Credit O.K.! LOW Rates, FAST 8ervice, BEST Deal! Real Estate Problems Solved! FREE LIST OF HOMES! It's Time To Buy. Why Pay Rent? CALLNOWI


Birthda Greetin I IlPPI Blrtbdav I I IIPPV Blrtbdav I DaV're Going To love file For Mv lllbltlon SHAWN Happy birthday, enjoy your day Love, your family and kids. ANTONIO PAYNE And KATRINA BALLARD Happy birthday to the most wonderful woman I know. We weathered this stonn together and it's almost over. Real woman do real things!!! There's no other like you. Enjoy your day, Sweetie! Love, Head. MR. And MRS. LARK Wishing my lady, my woman, my world a happy birthday. Bean. P. S. 0-town bound for the weekend. MS. MO And NENE Hard work always pays off!!! Happy birthday, lil cuz and have fun in Vegas. Love y ou NeNe. THE SEDUCER 4/7 Ladies, it' s my birthday! You know how I do. ROBERT And LUCIOS Happy birthday to the world's greatest Dad on the 6th and 7th, Robert Session and Uncle Lucios. From: Kimberly, Chris, Robert, Jackie. Keisha, Chimere and family. We love y'all. KEKE And SHEA Happy birthday to KeKe, who will be partying all weekend with family and friends. Love, Shea and the boys. TOOLETfE And KENDRICK Happy birthday to the man I love. Takes a second to realize, a minute to fall, a lifetime to call you my all. Love. Toolette. TIFFANY Yeah, this is your girl, Tiff, doing it big with Bae this weekend. Happy birthday to me. Thanks Bae, I love you Adrian. Always, Tiffany Lark. :!! r 57' N 0 .... N KEKE, SHEA, JRAnd JAY 'I IIPPV Birthday JAYDEN, SYRUS. SABRE' And STEPHEN 4/7 Happy birthday, Daddy. We love you! POWELL Look at me now. Apologize to John Wallace, III, for misidentifying him in the Tuesday (4-3) birthday section. SHAWN It' s that time again for Ms. Shawn to show up and show out with a big bash at the "Hard "'V Rock Cafe." ,_ It's going down the whole weekend, because we like to tr party. m


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Companv Donates $15 Million To Fund Scholarships For low-Income Children Republic National Distrib uting Company (RNDC) re cently announced that it will contribute $15 million to the Step Up For StUdents Tax Credit Scholarship Program. As the nation's second largest beverage alcohol distributor of premium wine and spirits, RNDC's generous tax redirec tion will proVide 3,356 schol arships for low-income children in Florida to attend the school that best meets their individual learning needs while receiving dollar for-dollar tax credits for their doriation. Created in 2001 by the Florida legislature, the Florida Tax Credit Scholar ship Program allows corpora tions to redirect up to 90 percent of their Florida alco holic beverage excise tax to the Step Up For Students Scholarship Program. During the 2011-12 school year, Step Up For Students awarded more than 38,ooo scholarships to underprivi leged students in Florida Step Up For Students is the nonprofit organization re sponsible for administering the Florida Tax Credit Schol arship program. The scholar ship program is available to students who qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch and provides tuition assis tance to the private school of their parents' choice or trans portation help to an out-of district public school: Scholarships are funded by corporations that receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for their contributions. For more information, visit www.slellupforstudents.or". Maior Citv Senice Departments To Move ToOne Building Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced the creation of a one-stop permitting shop for the new Planning and Devel opment Department. The City will merge all depart ments and staff pertaining to permitting and site plan re view. The new Development Services Center is located at 1400 North Boulevard. "This consolidation and creation of the one-stop per mitting shop brings us an other step closer to changing Tampa's economic DNA We will make sure everyone knows Tampa is open for business. "From the family renovat ing their home to the high rise developer, the one-stop permitting shop will save time and money, and gives us the economic advantage we need to compete," Mayor MAYOR BOB BUCKHORN Buckhorn said. Creating a consolidated, one-stop shop for permitting was part of Mayor Buckhorn's plan to reorganize city government to focus on strengthening the economy. The new Development Services Center will merge and house all staff members involved in the permitting and regulatory process The upgraded facility will not only include staff from the Planning and Development Department. It will also inclu

' _, a: Q. cr:: Sarah Wilder Celebrates Binhdav Mrs. Sarah Wilder celebrated her birthday recently with 9 family members and friends at Re-Birth Missionary Baptist ft Church. (Photos by Julia Jackson)" Earl and Moria Newsome. it Jan ice and Richard London in front and Rev. Zachery Hudson, pastor of Re-Birth, in the rear. Claudia and Arnold Mathews were also in atten dance. Ann Carey assisted with registering guests. Clara Green came over from Orlando for the party. Rev. Randolph Jerald was one of the guests in atten-dance. Mary Jackson assisted with food preparation. Brenda Jerald. w--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0 w :::E: cr:: c a: 0 _, LL. ST. JOHN CATHEDRAL 3401 E. 25th Avennue, T Fl (Comer Of 34ttrSt & 25th Phone: (813) 248-3737 Or (813) 248 Fax: 242-8076 Careline: 248-HELP Bllllaf Eddii .. IM, Sr. Pastor WEEKLY WORSH. SCHEDULE 8:00 A. M. Spiritual Enrichment 9 :45A.M. Sunday School/ Orientation 10:45 Worshi service (Youth 2nd And 3rd Sundays) 12:00 Noon Prayer wiBible Study .........,. P. M Free Tutorial 6:45P.M. Adult &Youth Mid Week Service Email Us At: stjmilistries@aol.com Mission Statement: A OJurr:h oflhe mer city reachillJoUt to the cmJilUJiy byministeriJgtothe whole man." Ministry: OOAH COMMlHTY, IC./ t-a.SE OF LYDIA lEW MT.lJOI M. B. CHURCH, INC. 2511 E.. Columbus Dr. (813) 248-8101 or (813) 247-3899 Pastor Eaty WannJ Wash"-7 : $ A M Stn:fay Maring Wcrship-9:30 A.M. Mcmilg Ybship :55 A M. Wed., Fartily Niglt 7 P M For Transportation Call (813)486-7890 SAINT .J.\:\1 ES \.:\1.E. Clll'RCII OF PROCRESS \'ILL\(;J:. ll\C. 5202 86th street South Tampa, Florida 33619 (8l3) 677 UV. MiaW!L B. PltiCI!, I ..... Early Morning Worship Service 7:30A.M. Church School-8:45 A. M. Morning Worship Service 10:15A..M. Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. YPWW6:00 P.M. Evening Worship 7:00P.M. TUESDAY & FRIDAY Evening Service 7:00P.M FIRST BAP1IST CHURCH W PROHSS VILLABE Progrees BIYd., Tlfl1l&, Fl33619 Church Office: (813) sn-1948 Pastor' s Oifice: (813)"672..()389 Academyotllce: (813) m-5988 : Fax: E-Mall. fbcopvQttampabay.rr.com 01. UM wwa Sl., Senior AduiOOtlti'en Worttllp Tines AM. a 1o:ss A.M. 4:1!: 11Jillulltt Sunday-9:45A.M. Adwt & Tuesday 11 A.M. Aid Wedneeday 7 P M. Weekly Activities &:rlday Ctuch .School 9 : 30A M Marring Worship 10:45 A M BIJie aass 4 : 30P M Ewning Worship 5 P M Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 P M BIJie SUiy 7:30 P


u.s. Senate Chaplain Travvon Martin Memorial Is Guest oav Speaker ScholarshiP To Be On Saturday, the Mount Calvary Seventh Day Adven tist Church will host its Community Guest Day Program. The church has invited Dr. Barry C. Black to deliver their keynote address. The program will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Dr. Patrick Vmcent is the senior pastor. Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.), was elected as the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate. The election took place on June 27, 2003, making him the first African American to serve in that capacity. A native of Baltimore Maryland, Dr. Black served for 27years in the U.S. Navy. He retired as the Chief of Navy Chaplains. During his tenure in the military, he was the recipient of numerous awards and commendations. In 1995 he was chosen from among 127 nominees as the recipient of the NAACP Renowned Serv ice Award for his contribution to equal opportunity and Civil Rights. He also received the 2002 DR. BARRY C. BLACK U. S. Senate Chaplain Benjamin Elijah Mays Distin guished Leadership Award from the Morehoue School of Religion. Dr. Black attended sev eral institutions of higher learning to earn various de grees. He received his Masters of Arts degrees in Divinity, Counseling, and Management and went on to pursue a Doctorate degree in Ministry and Doctor of Phi losophy degree in Psychology. Dr. Black is married to Mrs. Brenda Pearsall, of St. Petersburg, and they are parents of 3 sons, Barry, II, Brendan, and Bradford. I CHURCH DIRECTORY I NEW BEGINNING CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD, INC. 3613 N. 23rd St. .. Tanma. FL 33605 (813) 247-3055 -a..dt. (813)"613-4600-Cellular SERVICE TIMES Sunday School -1 0 A. M. Moming Service 11:30 A. M Evening Service-7:30 P. M. Bible Tuesday -7:30P.M. -YPW'N-7 :30 P.M. Mini..trv 7:30 P. M. MOUNT PI fASANT M. B. CHURCH 2002 N. Rome Avenue* (Comer of Rome Ave. and Spruce St.) Presented It Conference The 4th Annual Dr. Dorinda Clark Cole's Re gional Singers & Musicians Conference & Health Fair will be awarding one non-renew able Memorial College Scholarship to an African American graduating high school senior in the Tampa Bay Area. The scholarship is in memory of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death in Sanford, FL, February 26, 2012, by a selfnamed neighborhood watch captain. Applicants should make sure the scholarship informa tion is legible and the essay is typed, double-spaced, and at least 1,000 words (or more) in length. The Essay Theme is: Part 1: Explain how the Trayvon Martin incident impacted you as a youth in the community today. (500 word requirement) Part II: Reflecting on the Stand Your Ground Law, which has prevented the person reGREATER FRIEIDSH M. B. CHURCH 3325 E. Emma St lEI. M. -IIAY, Pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a .m. Evening Worship-5 p.m. Prayer Meeting Tuesday7:30 p.m. Visitors Are Welcome! sponsiblefor the incident from being arrested, pro vide your opinion of this law. Do you support the law? Yes or No? Why? (500 word requirement) The applicant must be an African-American graduating high school senior in the Tampa Bay Area who will be attending a college or univer sity of higher learning; pos sess a 2.5 GPA or better (unweighted) and have served in a leadership role for at least one year within the community in school, church, or through a social/ civic or ganization. Lastly, the applicant must demonstrate the need for fi nancial assistance to obtain a college education. The applicant should provide these required attachments to the completed application and essay: Two (2) references, (Pastor/Adult Leader in your church, adult advisor of civic/social organization, principal/teach-er, etc.) explaining why they think you deserve this scholarship. Proof of at least 20 completed community service hours within the last 12-month time period. Current official transcript from your high sc)lool The application, essay, and attachments must be postmarked no later than Monday, April 16, 2012. Please use the following cor respondence address: Feed Our Children Min istries, C/0 Scholarship PO Box 290415 Tampa Florida 33687. Once the scholarship is b awarded, proof of college or university registration will be C required. : The scholarship will be m awarded during the conference, April 20-22, 2012. For z more information on the mem r morial scholarship please a:l contact 813-409-0060 or C: visit web at www.omjeventJ= z "'D c: a:l r ......... RilL'-----------.... Wtrl.llll'----,............... .... (i) ::J: m c m < m ........... ... ....... '-*' J .... ..... =- ... BROWN MEMORIAL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST c: m c ,.. z c ,y ::u 6 P.O. Box 4724 *Tampa Dr Lt Dldlnd, Pastor 1RACE-2313 E. 27th AVE. (813) 248-5690 (813) 241-6902 WEEKLY WORSH. SCHEDULE BAPIIIT CHURCH Tel: (813) 253-5714 *Fax (813) 254-1441 901 N 37thSt* 24&-3779 E-mail: MtPieasantMB@aol.com Devotion By Mt. Pleasant Praise Team EARLY MORNING WORSHIP AT 7:45A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL* 9:30A.M .-----------: MORNING WORSitP -11 A. M. 1ST SUNDAYS 5 PM Famly Series Hotl" (B.T.U.) 6 PM-Lonfs (Cornrrulon) TUESDAYS 6 PM Prayer Service 7 PMGeneral Bible Study 7 PMYouth Bible Study TAPE MINISTRY Order On Une At Web Site Or Call Church WEB SITE: MtPieasantMBChurch.org Sunday School ..... J\.twt. Sunday Morning Worship ... 11 J\.M. Sunday Evening Worship ... .,. ... .... 7:3C>P.M. Pastor MominQ Prayer (Tuesday.... A.M. Morning Worship -1o:so A.M. Wednesday Worship Elble Study. Wed. -7 P.M.-. 7 M THE PUBLIC IS INVITED 1111 MATTIIEW WI,I!;IIMI astor


April Birthdays Birthstone: Diamond Flower: Sweet Pea Happy birthday to our mom, Christine Hill, who will celebrate another year on April t:oth. We love you and wish you many more. Also, a birthday shout out to my son, Steven Spencer Anthony, who will cele brate his special day on April 23rcl Happy birthday to the fol lowing April celebrants: Peggie Lise, Aisha Walker (Oakland, CA), Beauty Pittmon, Bennie Richmond, Charlie Benson, Earnest Clark, Bobby Biggs (mem.), Elouise White, Ruth 0 Hires, Donshay Inmon, iX Beryl Wilson, Tommy u.. Watson, Quanda Ellis, Javen Livingston and Lu C( cille Beck. c en w ;::) ft w > w c w J: ..J m ;::) Q. z i= w ..J ..J ;::) m Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Lula) Philon, who cele brated their 58th wedding an niversary on March 31"1 2012, with family and friends. With love, from your kids, grandkids and friends. Congratulations Congratulations goes to Ms. Vandreca Williams for graduating from Cosme tology School. The family is very proud of you! Prayer Pray for everyone ; espe cially: the Philon family, Archie Mae Wright, Marie Benson, Victoria Lewis, Dea. Eli Rodgers, Rev. James Murphy and Eloise Leeks. Condolences The New St. Matthew M. B. Church family and friends extend condolences to Sis. Mary Williams, on the passing of her daughter, Valerie Herron, who was fu neralized on March 2-f'. St. Matthew News The Oath Dept. at St. Matthew M. B. Church had a wonderful fellowship at the Easter Egg Hunt Saturday. Everyone enjoyed hiding and finding eggs, delicious food and sharing games!!! Happy birthday wishes to Dea. Roland Williams (2151), Tamiecha H?l lomon (2-f'), Manez Carter (28th), and Maliah Glover (281h), F.Y.I. God bless President Barack Obama and family, our troops, veterans and ser vants in the community. Remember your helper in the kitchen, Shu-Lon's Kitchen 813-741-9760 Call your news into Glo ria McNair-Johnson at 813-735-7968. SidiSUFr&Ctian sundav senices Resurrection Service-10:00 a.m Sunrase Serv1ce -6:30 a.m. ) Held at the 34th Street Church of God Joe Chillura Park (Downtown Tampa Speaker: Dr. Thomas ScoH m 3000 North 3Ath Sn.et Dr. Thomas and ... Marva Scott Development Corporauon wants To Help Small Businesses Get Staned In 2001, Alexander Wil son and others created a concept that became the U.S. Small BusineSs Development Corporation. The goal of the company is to help create long term jobs, stabilize the economy, and strengthen small businesses to create legacies that will be around for generations. Dr. Wilson, who is pres ident of the corporation, said they opened their first office in Lutz, FL, and they are now headquartered in Washing ton, D.C. "Our specialty is helping potential business owners understand what they need to successfully run their businesses, and we also help strengthen existing busi nesses. We incorporate busi nesses, and help them with marketing strategies, and we do all of this at no charge to the business. "We excel with the busi nesses that need financial as sistance, and we also provide them with the resources they need." Dr. Wilson said what's unique about the corporatio.n is if the business owner IS spending certain dollars to operate their business, they help them optimize their websites at no cost. "There are a lot of things business owners pay for that DR. ALEXANDER WILSON they shouldn't have to, and we help them identify those areas." Dr. Wilson said they've recently created a Nation wide Chamber of Commerce, and he wants to see more economic stability among Black owned businesses, and at the same time, help those trying to get started. "We know there are other groups out there that say they can do the same things we do, but it all comes with a fee. All of our services come with no fee to the business owner and all of the help we provide is given on a one-on one basis." To learn more about the U.S. Small Business Devel Corporation, visit their website at www.the stateofflorida.org Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724. -


r ---;a St. John Progressive Missionarv Baptist Church To Host Communitv oav And Ministrv Expo )> "'0 :!! r-5 1\) c Pastor Bartholomew Banks, Sr., and St. John Progressive Mis sionary Baptist Church will be host ing a Community Day and Ministry Expo on Saturday, April 21st from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. The event will be held at the church located at 2504 East Chipco Street. .... drawings and giveaways throughout N The Event Coordinator, Lisa Miftlin, stated, "this is our 3rd Com munity Day event and we are com mitted once again to bringing useful resources to the community that will enhance everyone's well-being." The event will include a Commu nity Resource Fair that brings a wealth of information on topics re lated to health, education and per sonal finance. The event will include free health screenings. Health organizations will be on hand to provide information on wellness and disease prevention. Some of the organizations scheduled to attend include Moffitt Cancer Cen ter and the Family Justice Center. More Health, Inc. will be hosting a workshop on dental health. Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease today. The workshop will ed ucate children and parents about good dental habits. Hillsborough Community College USAMIFFUN ... Event Coordinator will provide information for adults of all ages who want to learn more about career training and college programs. USF will be on-hand to discuss the Upward Bound and college readiness programs. CredAbility (formerly CCCS) will be in attendance to answer questions on personal finance. There will also be a voters registration drive and many more community organiza tions in attendance The event will also feature work shops on resume writing and inter view skills and estate planning. The career workshop will provide much needed information on how to posiREV. DR. BARTIIOLOMEW BANKS, SR. ... Host Pastor tion yourself in today s job market with a standout resume and strong interview skills. For the estate planning workshop, you will learn the importance of wills and other ways to protect your assets for your family's future. The Ministry Expo is designed to showcase the many ministries avail able at St. John Progressive for chil dren, young adults and even senior citizens. Other local churches are in vited to come to the event as the Min istry Expo can provide opportunities to partner on community initiati v es. There will be free food, prize the day. For more information, please e mail Lisa Miftlin at sjp_comm day@yahoo.-com. You can also visit the church's website for workshop times and event updates, www.sjpmbc.org. 25 Years Of Service Feed Our Children Minisbies, Inc. P.O. Box 2!KM15 Tampa, R. 33687 (813) 784-1021 FeedOIIaildlwl.


N ........... p ....................... ,. ... ...... ... ...... ............. ...................... ........................ .. ... '"' ...... .... ... ._ ............................................................................. ... .................. ..... 2012 Annual Men's Health forum On March 17, 2012 the 9 Annual Men's Health Forum ft than soo men registered and attended the Men s Hea lth Forum, along with their fami li es The Men s Health Forum is a Moffitt Cancer Center col laboration with local hospi tals and health care organiza tions including, Aguilas International Medical Institute, Alzheimer' s Association -Florida Gulf Coast, Centros Medicos Las Americas Tampa, Florida A & M University, Florida Hospital Tampa, Hillsborough County Health Department InnoVision Eye Wear & Ear Care, Lifetime Cancer Screening and Prevention Center, Moffitt Cancer Center Mole Patrol, South UniversityCollege of Hundreds of men lined up to take advantage of the free health services. (Photo Courtesy of Moffitt Cancer Diversity) >Nursing, St. Joseph's : Hospital, Tampa General a: Hospital, The lela de Silva LL Foundation, the University of Q South Florida, and Walgreens Pharmacy. In addition, there >were more than so participat e( ing community service and resource organizations All w activities were offered in English and Spanish. > Screenings available to men a: in attendance included blood pressure, body mass index w (BMI), cholesterol diabetic foot screening, flu shots, glucose, hepatitis A,B ,C, HIV I AIDSISTDs lung func tion, memory, skin cancer, and vision Moffitt faculty led six informed prostate cancer decision making workshops. In addition, 240 men received a voucher for a free prostate exam at the Cancer Center. The Mole PatrolT M provided skin cancer screen ings to 190 community mem bers. More than 100 volunteers helped to make the event suc cessful. Organizations providing volunteer support included, Angels on Wheels; Crescent Foundation I Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.; Fundaci6.n Internacional Maria Luisa de Moreno; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; The Charmettes, Inc. -Hillsborough County Chapter; and Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Financial and in-kind sup port was provided by Moffitt Cancer Center, Walgreens, Bank of America, the New York Yankees, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, HART and other local businesses and community organizations. More information about the Men's Health Forum can be found at www.MHFTampa.com. (Photos by BRUNSON) Q w %: en :::i r:D :::::: Q. z t= w ..J ..J 15TH ANNUAL ISLAMIC CHARITY FESTIVAL :::::: r:D r:D 0 ..... w CJ Sunday, Apri115. 2012 11 A. I. -5 pI M. RIVERFRONT PARK 1000 I. 81111. TIIPI [33807] HAKIM 'THE DREAM' AQUIL VIce Chairman TAlPA BAY MUSLIM. ALLIAICE For More Information: (813) 267-1600Hakim (V13J661-6161 (office) Or. Husain Nagamia. Chairman. Tampa Bay Muslim Alliance "A Community Event All Invited" Medical students who assisted were: .Jbukun Adetula and Savanna Jones. Angela Blaylock of Molina Healthcare had health tips toshare. Medical officials available to assist with examinations and screenings were: Jameeka Devoe, PharmD, Sydney Stephens, and Nick Gaston. Ron Shipp stopped by the forum to get checked out. Charlotte Lawson, RD, LPN and Danielle Wilson, RD LPN, of the Hillsborough County Health Dept. Nutrition Dept. shared tips. Brian K. Allen, Hank Clemons, Ken Ray and Kaseem Mabry were at the Men's Health Forum. Members of the Tampa Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma. Fraternity were at the forum.


Local commissioner lfopes The Bllghf campaign Will Malle a -omerence ., On Monday, a campaign called "Fight The Blight" began in the Orient Park, East Lake, and Palm River areas, and the focus is on get ting the area cleaned up. Hillsborough County Commissioner, Les Miller, said during a series of town hall meetings in that area, citizens brought up concerns about the area needing better lighting and cleaning up. "We've been working on putting the pieces together for a while to do some things in that area, but budget con straints slowed things down. "County Code Enforce ment has been targeting a lot of areas in District 3, because it seemed people were mov ing in and doing their own thing." Comm. Miller explained that doing their own thing consisted of people set ting up businesses in their COMMISSIONER LESMILLER garages and driveways with out getting the proper rezon ing, especially in the Palm River area. "Citizens in the area and Code Enforcement personnel have seen it, and now it's time to take action. None of this will be corrected quickly, because this is a time con suming process. "Driving through the area Earth Dav Celebrauon It Tampa Heights Communib Garden On Sunday, April 22nd from 11 a. m. until 3 p. m., everyone is invited to join the Tampa Heights community for their "Fun In The Garden" event as part of th. eir Earth be kid crafts, workshops, live music, environmental infor mation, educational displays, and games. The event will be held at 6os East Frances in Tampa Heights, and for more infor mation, call (813) 225-134i. Day celebration. Among the activities will In-Stock Inventory Onlyll 7 P.M. Wed. Sit. 11 A.M. To 7 P.M. .....,-J:r:.1: '-SI)W' styN" DHigner Sult6, DINsH, Jewelry. Handbegs Spring & bster Sub Blow-out Sale : Slalhed to : : Sluhed to : S ::. &o ::. lS115-$260jl .. _________________ .., myself, I discovered drainage ditches that hadn't been cleaned in more than a decade. "I don't know why this area was so neglected, be fore, but I said my goal was to serve my constituents, and $1off sale Curls Unleashed Hair Care 8to16oz. 499 399 sale sale .. this is one way of keeping that promise. At the town hall meetings, residents said they have been complaining about conditions in the area for a long time, but no action was taken." Comm. Miller said inspite ofbudgetary issues, cit;;!! izens expect services from r the county. !' "That's why I've stressed to my colleagues the need for us to be careful where we make our cuts, arid who will be impacted." Sale Thursday, AprilS thru Saturday, April7 "TT r-0 ::u a ,.. t/) m z :::1 z m r-m 599 az Kids Orglilics Lit's Jlnl St,lt Hold ., ....... Relaxer Kit Protein SQIIng Gel c: ...... ...,lt... 9oz. .................... --------------------------------1 t/) COWR WITH IMPACf $1off :I: m c m < m ..... c: m t/) c ,.. z c "TT ::u 6 Fantasia Frizz Buster Straightening Creme 8oz. l..ustet"$ Hair Care sale M 01 S Qll Moishrizw, 8 oz. Milani Jewel FX Nail lacquer ................................ ...,.., .......... 0 .................................................. ..,.. ............................................................................... c:.. ............. tiiHI.............. C) .,., ._....._ ..... _.:h :: ................................ ., ........................ ....,.......... m 0111-..................... -2 9 .... lllllllJa ........... -co.......... .... ..... I ..............................................


Local HOPE RaiiV C The Hillsborough Organ i zation for P rogress and Equal i ty ii: held its recent meeting at St. Peter C l aver Catholic Church. LL (Photos b y Julia Jackson) Rev. Willard L. Lee, Pastor, New Smyrna Full Gospel Cathedral, and Rev. E. Flemister, Rector, St. James House of Prayer Episcopal Church, attended the rally Members of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in attendance included Margaret Woody. Hakim Aquil was also in attendance. m ::::> i= w ..J ..J ::::> m ..J w z i= z w (/) < c Organist Margretta Carrington provided praise and worship ..J with the St. Peter Claver Gospel Choir. LL m I C\1 .... Sis. Julia J. NR Owner 1909 E. Busch Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612 Box 290917-Tampa, 33687 __ ..... "Cell of Life Medical eat ing : Neck Pain Back Pain Whiplash i cal Doctor Chiropractor & Massage Therapist On Staff ALL PIP Insurance Accepted 5009 N Central Ave Tampa, FL 33603 (81 890-9000 School Pastor Joe Johnson and wife, Mrs. Joyce Johnson of Trinity CME Church. These members of St. James House of Prayer attended the rally: Lorraine W. Nunn, Margaret Mitchell and Margie Jefferson. Rev. Dr. Bernice Powell Jackson of the 1st United Church of Tampa. Clifford Bohler and Margie Mays were in attendance. (I) :-1 ., m .... m :II n 5 m :II n )1! -t ::z: Q rn (I) n ::z: Q Q rStudents For VPK 4-8th Grade SPecs otten: A c.thollc/ChrletiM Environment A Comprehensive Curriculum Including Art, Technology, end P. E. Small Clll-.roome and Low Student to Teecher Aetto (1 teacher to 12 atudente). Interne who serve tutors from Local Unlvereitlea LOC8ted acrose the street from the Capitano Bop a Girls Club for after school cere Step Up for Students Scholerahlpe for those who qUIIUfy. (See chart below). Total Gross Monthly Household' Income IIEW RENEWAL APPUWTS OILY: 3 $2.f44 $UIZ $3.421 $3.45f s $4-ta $4.SC $4.ta $5.177 :fl'' t::t, =:"t:.:z:. 1/lft:::/! =ws'J:.:. For more information please visit our website: http://stpeterclavercatholicschool.org/ or call the school at {813) 224-0865


Local Entertainment NilhtOutlround The Town Tampans are going out all around the town enjoying them selves at various nightspots Marie was out for the night. Maggie Brown stepped out for the night. Margaret stopped by an East Tampa nightspot. Mr. Kool-A at an Ybor City nightspot. (813) 237-4498 1931 E. HILLSBOROUGH TAMPA, FL 33810 PREPARAnoN OF BUSINESS AND PERSONAL, TAX RETURNS ACCOUNTING SERVICEs REPRESENTAnON BEFORE THE IRS 27 Years of Profeulonal.,.. Entrepreneur To Promote Funk FostAHer-Pant BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer For more than two decade s, Tonya Lewis ha s been a well kn own entrepre neur in Tampa She s man aged to not just successfull y run two businesses, but she s also managed to create her life s dream Children With A Vision, Incorporated," through which she gives back to the community that has shown her so much love. Mrs. Lewis has always been associated with local promoters, but few know that for the past 4 years, she has been working b'ehind the scenes with six area pro moters. TONYALEWIS tion for T. Lewis Promotions, and with the staff I've put together, I'm confident it will be a success. I ve also partnered. with Club Manilla. FANrASIA BARRINO "I've been getting a lot of work late, because I have to deal with two business, a few websites, and I'm in constant contact withal of them daily "My goal is to bring class acts to the area that will cater to the middle-aged crowd and older. We have to have ideal conditions to draw in ideal clients." I also have clients where I do promotions, and_ web sites, like Club Manilla." On April ,6th at club Manilla, Mrs Lewis will be putting on her first promotion, the "Fantasia Official Funk Fest After Party. Anyone who knows me well understands this isn t overwhelming for me, because I perform best when I'm challenged. You just have to deal with so many people on levels. Mrs. Lewis said she's helped a lot of young men become legitimate business owners by getting their licenses, and teaching them how to market themselves properly. Mrs. Lewis said 95.7FM 'The will be doing a live remote from the club and on the inside, Floyd Joy, M$M, and Robert Fennel will be providing z the music. "'0 "This will be my first time putting on an actual promoThe party will be from 10 i p. m. until3 a. m. r en ::1: ............................................ d& The Hillsborough County Head Start Program is U>unty enrolllng applicants into their chlld care program with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) & Early Head Start is accepting chlldren with Individualized Family Support Plans (IFSPs). You may be eligible for this program if you: Have a child who has been diagnosedwithautism, hearing impainnent, mental retardation, orthopedic impairment, delayed, speect,/language, or any other impairment affecting the child's ability to learn Are a parent of a child with an Individualized Education Plan Are the parent of a child with spedal needs and receiving therapy Are employed at least 25 hours per week or enrolled in school/job training full time Are homeless. Are a military family Meet the Federal Poverty Guidelines for income Have a child who will tum three before Sept 1 of the Q.Jrrent school year Additionally for Earty tteac1 Start: Are the parent of a child with an Indivlduallzed Faml.ly SUpport Plan Are the parent of a child with special needs and receiving. therapy Have a child between the ages of6 weeks and 23 months HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY 8tJa/Ul ol UG14'#.U41.


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c a: LL. c z c( c en w :::::: .... ii: w > w c w l: en :::; ID :::::: Q. z _, _, :::::: ID ..:. w z i= z w en a: g LL. Church Holds First Biggest Loser Competition On Sunday, April The Life Center Church Bishop Ronald F. Kimble, Sr. Pastor announced the win ners of its first Biggest Loser Competition which began in Dec ember 2011. Deacon Stanley Hill wa s awarded $200 for bei n g the First Place Biggest Loser Overseer Cornell King and Teanease Williamson e a ch rece iv ed $100 in a ti e for the Second Pla ce Biggest Los ers. During this period m e m b e r s who participat e d in th i s weight l oss effort learne d about health and wellnes s, the importance of good nutrition, what to eat, and how to eat. The y also part i c ipated in regular exercise sessions that included walking and running. There were a total of forty-four participants. The overall weight lost for the group was 231.4 lbs. In this competition,' every loser is a winner! The next Biggest Loser Competition begins on May 7th. Congratulations, Losers! Women's History Month Celebration Held One of the national recognitions for the month of March is Women's History Month. On Tuesday, March 27th, the Lakeland Housing Authority's Resident Services Department hosted a women's history month celebration for the residents and participants of two of its training programs. Speakers for the event were Mrs. Carrie Oldham, the first African American female Mayor of the City of Lakeland and Mrs. Barbara Carpenter, a retired Polk County Schools Educator. The theme for the celebration was 'Women's Education, Women's Empowerment.' Among the guests in attendance were: Sharonda Strong, Christel Graham, Laila Darby, Jennifer Robinson, Linda Willis, Framichea Reason, Carlos Melendez, and Jennifer Liceago. The guests enjoyed an assortment o f delicious brea kfast quiche prepare d b y Chandler Moore Catering The host-site of the event w as LHA' s central office boardroom. Condolences Extended Shaw-Nuf Talk extends condolences to the family and friends of the late Mr. Curtis Palmore; the late Mr. Judge Hudson; and the late Mr. Ronnie Barnes, all of Lakeland. Remember that earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. May the Lord comfort and strengthen each of you during your time of bereavement. Happy Anniversary! Shaw-Nu,f Talk extends special Happy Anniversary wishes to Bobby and Alexis Henderson of Lakeland, as they celebrate their second year of marriage on April 6th. May the Lord continue to bless us with many more anniverSaries! DEMETRIUS JENKINS PNeldlnt DIRECT: (813) 824-8540 FAX: (813) 247-5826 cpdannerlncOaol.com MAE ALLEN Happy Birthday wishes are ext ended to sister and brother duo, Corneisha Johnson and Corey 'C.J.' Johnson, of Lakeland who are celebrating their birthdays on today April 6th. Corneisha and C.J. ar e not twins ; however they were born on th e sam e day, e xactl y on e year ap art! Happ y Birthda y to Little Miss Akari Watson, of Lakeland c e l e brating her 3rd birthday on A pril 7th; and Mother Lillie Pearl Williams, of Tampa who will celebrate another natal day on Apr il sth; Mother Jessie Bush {April 12th) and Mae Allen {April 13th). Belated happy birthday wishes are extended to Lakelanrl\ lady Stella Black (April 4 ) and Lakeland gen tleman fitharleston Shaw (April 5t ). May the Lord continue to bless each of you with many more birthdays! Shaw-N14(Shout-Out "He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he' was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words ... Luke 24: 6-8" Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 8, 2012. Shaw-Nv.f Talk extends a Shaw-Nuf_ Shout-Out wishing our readership a Happy Easter and Happy Resurrection Day! Remember ... Jesus is the reason for the season. He has risen from the dead, and He is Lord. May you and your family experience the joy of His resurrection, everyday Talk To Shaw-Ntif Shaw-Nil/ Tall: wants to hear from you. Share your exciting news and/or photos of your celebrations, special events, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, family reunions, church or community events, etc. with the readership of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin and Sh.aw-N14f Talk by sending an e-mail to: shawuuftalk@ yahoo.com or calling (863) 513-8437 Teen Preunancv Prevention Alliance Host Faith leaders Breakfast The opening remarks were rendered by Kylia Carswell, of Prevention CoordinatorHeartland for Children. Polk County School Board Representative Debra Wright and Keys, Teen Parent Program Coordinator. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance (TPPA), in conjunction with Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties, Inc hosted its second annual Faith Leaders Bieakfast Numerous church leaders and community partners gathered at Polk State College to enjoy a delicious breakfast, network and learn about the importance of our communi ties working together to prevent teen pregnancy. The theme of this year's event was 'Attending to the Heart of the Matter.' Mary Jo Plews, Executive Director, Healthy Start Coalition extended a warm welcome to the guests. LaTicia Cason, Coordinator with P .A.C.E. Center for Girls networked during the breakfast. Kylia Carswell, Prevention CoordinatorHeartland for Children, gave opening remarks. A warm welcome was extended to all by Mary Jo Plews, LCSW, Executive Director-Healthy Start Coalition. LaTonnja Keys, Child Care Services Coordinator-Polk County Schools Board/Teen Parent Program, served as Mistress of Ceremonies with assistance from Ms. Carswell. The breakfast was catered by Especially 4 U Catering, LLC (Photos by Shaw-Naif) Church To onar 100 Bags otlove' To Homeless communnv A new church will sponsor a special event on Saturday, th May 5 at 11:30 a.m The event will take place near downtown Tampa. The institution known as iMPACT! Church, will host the "100 Bags Of Love" free and everyone is invited to help to reach outside the four walls of the church and impact a life, Pastor Dontae L. Jenkins, BA, said. "This is a hunger outreach to the homeless community of Tampa Bay. We will provide 100 bagged lunches while offering prayer and love," he said Established in 2011, the church is an outreachfocused ministry that believes in relevant. teaching and activism for Christ within the community. Prior to the disbursement of the bags, volunteers are requested to gather at 2904 Melbume Avenue, 3rd Floor Conference Room, at 10:45 a m., for a head count and further instructions. For additional information call (813) 526-9867; send an email to contact@liyesjm pacted.com; or visit the web site at www.liyesi mpacted .wm.


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Q a: 1&. Q z c Q f3 ti w i:i Q w ::z::: en ::::i m :::) A. TAMPA PORT AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS RFQ NO. Q-001-12 FINANCIAL AUDIT & RELATED SERVICES The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) is soliciting Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from qualified firms or individuals Interested in providing Financial Audit & Related Sei'Vices for the T.PA and its component unit, Bay International Terminals, Inc. All interested firms will obtain a copy of the solicitation instructions and submittal doCuments and submit a completed response to the Tampa Port Authority, 11 01 Channelside Drive, 4th Aoor, Tampa, FL 33602. Submittals are due by 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2012. Responses will be opened at 1 :00 p.m. on the same date. TPA will hold A MANDATORY PRE-QUALIFICAnON TELECONFERENCE on April 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. TPA will only accept proposals submitted by firms participating In the teleconference. See Section A, Paragraph 1.1 of the solicitation for details. RFQ Submittals shall include a letter indicating the Firm's interest and completion of the RFQ Documents, including a Vendor's Questionnaire. Firms failing to submit the required RFQ Documents may be deemed non-responsive to the RFQ. The RFQ is available through the DemandStar System (www.demandstar.com) or through a link on the TPA web site (www.tampaport.com). z t: TPA encourages the use of registered Small Business iu Enterprise (SBE) firms to the greatest extent possible on projects :i and has a goal of nine percent (9%) SBE participation. TPA will m consider SBE participation when evaluating the submittals. _, w z w en C a: 0 _, 1&. Questions concerning this RFQ should be directed to Donna Casey of the TPA's Procurement Department, at (813) 905-5044, or e-mail at dcasey@tampaport.com, or faxed to (813) 905-5050 TAMPA-HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY INVITATION TO BID {ITB) MISC. RESURFACING OF THE WESTERN SI:LMON EXPRESSWAY THEA PROJECT NO. Q-12-()3112 The Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority (THEA) is soliciting sealed bids from qualified contractors to provide all the labor, equipment, materials, tools, transportation, supplies, insurance, incidentals and maintenance of traffic necessary to mill, pave, apply temporary striping and permanent thermoplastic strip ing to three areas of the western end of the Selmon Expressway and connecting ramp located in Hillsborough County, Florida (the All WQrk is located in Hillsborough County Florida, project"). A Pre-Bid Conference and Project Site Tour will be held Friday April 13, 2012 at 9 : 00 a:m. in ine THEA Board Room located on the 1st floor of the Transportation Management Center located at 1104 East Twiggs Street, Tampa FL 33602 Prospective bidders are encouraged to attend The ITB is available through a link on THEA's website (www tampa-xway.com) and the DemandStar System (www.demandstar.com). Interested firms shall submit a complet ed response to the THEA, 11 04 EastTwiggs Street Suite 300 3rd Floor, Tampa, FL 33602. Seaied bids are due by Friday, May 4, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud Firms failing to submit the required ITB Documents asDutlined on Form B1 may be deemed non-responsive to the ITB. THEA strongly encourages the solicitation and utilization of SBE firms and requires nondiscri mination on the basis of race, color, sex and national origin in its employment and contracting practices THEA will consider SBE participation when evaluating the bids. Questions concerning this ITS should be to Amber Milburn, THEA's Procurement Manager by e-mail at am6er@tampa-xway.com HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PROCUREMENT SERVICES REQUESTS FOR BIDS AND/QR PROPOSALS Hillsborough County will receive sealed bids and/or proposals for the following, until the stated date and time WheA they Will be publicly opened. April 20, 2012 2:00 P.M. ITB-P-G172-G-2012/CK VMWARE VIEW PREMIER SOFTWARE LICENSING AND MAINTENANCE Information on these and other Requests for Bids, along with Bid/Proposal results may be accessed at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/procurementservices. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing-Council Bid. Minority and women owned firms will be afforded a full Opportunity to participate in these matters and will not be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color or national origin. Questions regarding the above projects may be directed to Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners, Department of Procurement Services 601 E. Kennedy Blvd.; 18th Fl., County Center, Tampa Florida, 33602, (813) 272-5790, during regular business hours. TAMPA PORT AUTHORITY REJECTION OF ITB NO. B-oo2-12 AND INTENT TO RE-ISSUE AS INVITATION TO BID (ITB) No. B-009-12 CRUISE TERMINALS 2 & 3 SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT NO. 12-o2011 The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) hereby rejects all bids received March 28 2012 in response to Invitation to Bid (ITB) B-002-12 Cruise Terminals 2 and 3 Security Improvements, and pro vides notice of its intent to reissue the ITB. The bids received March 28, 2012 are exempt from disclosure pursuant to s.119 071 F.S. until TPA provides of a decision or intended decision on the reis sued ITS or until TPA withdraws the reissued ITB. The TPA is soliciting sealed bids from qualified contractors in the installation of security bollards at Cruise Terminals 2 and 3. The contractor will provide 'labo.r, equipment, material, and consumables to perform the work identified in the bid specifications. A mandatory Pre Bid Conference and Tour will be held Friday April13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the TPA Board Room on the first floor of 1101 Channelside Drive Tampa, FL 33602 Prospective bidders are required to attend. The ITB is available through a link on the TPA's website (www.tam paport.com) and the DemandStar System (wwvi deman dstar com). Interested firms shall submit a completed response to the Tampa Port Authority, 1101 Channelside Drive 4th Floor Tampa, FL 33602 Sealed bids are due by Friday April 27, 2012 at 1 : 00 p.m. at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and aloud Firms failing to submit the required ITB Documents as outlined on Form Bl-1 may be deemed non-responsive to the ITB. TPA encour ages the use of registered Small Business (SBE) firms to the greatest extent possible on TPA projects and has a goal of nine percent (9%) SBE participation. TPA will eonsider SBE participation when evaluating the bids. 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The ITB is available through a link on the TPA's website (www.tampaport.com) and the DemandStar System (www.demandstar.com). Interested firms shall submit the completed response to the Tampa Port Authority, 1101 Channelside Drive, 4th Floor, Tampa, FL 33602. Bids are due by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud. Firms failing to submit required ITB documents as outlined in Form Bl-1 may be deemed non-responsive to the ITB. Questions concerning this ITB should be directed to Donna Casey,TPA Procurement Department, at (813) 905-5044, or email to dcaseyOtampaport.com, or faxed to (813) 905-5050. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPARTMEN-T OF PROCUREMENT SERVICES 0 REQUESTS FOR BIDS AND/OR Hillsborough County will receive sealed bids and/or proposals for the following, until the stated date and time when they will be publicly opened. APRIL 26, 2012 2:00 P.M. 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FLORIDA SENTINEL FRIDAY,APRIL6,2012 c ausiness Women Host Networking luncheon And MembershiP Drive 'Women lBusiness Owners, eZ Award recipient, Eric Mudge, center, Director, Business Dev., Clark Construction Co., with Janet Brooks, and Emi)y Rogers. Black Women Business Owners, Executives and Entrepreneurs (BWBOEE) held a net working luncheon and membership drive last month at one of the Harbour Island restau rants. Ms. Beleria Floyd was presented the Busi ness Woman of the Year Award at the lunch eon. (Photography by BRUNSON) Co-founder ofBWBOEE Janet Brooks, left, with D. Sherell Reed, Marketing Communications, Moffitt Cancer Center; and Sandra Brookins, owner/CEO, UPS Store at the membership luncheon. Ingrid Young presented an award to Attorney Renee Lee. Aurelia M -cGruder, Sherryl J. Cusseaux and Yolanda Anthony. Luncheon guests included: Sandra Brookins, Atty. Renee Lee, Beleria Floyd who was given the 'Business Woman of the Year' award, and Sandra Nelson. Tired of driving, high gas prices, and the stress of congestion? Let HART get you to your destination. HART is a clear, clean and inexpensive alternative to the automobile. HART has more than 20 Park-n-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. HAR-T 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.


N .... A Triple Treat 01 Fun For All D. A party was recently held at Big Bru's BBQ on 40th Street. But, this wasn't just any party, it was a celebration. There w:ere jumpers, a a: pony to ride, a petting zoo and of course BBQ. LL There was also a car wash available for the parents who brought their kids out to have some fun. (Photos by Tonia Turner) Vickie Hudley with great niece, Ozunyea Bryant. Otis Bryant And Herman Hudley. 20 30WINGS 20 SHRIMP & FRIES 1 LB. GIZZARDS & FRIES 1 PIECE OF FISH RICE&BEANS S3.99 S3.99 EXPIRES: APRIL 30, 2012 EXPIRES:APRIL 2012 Cornelius Hamilton, a.k.a., Big Bru doing his thing on the BBQgrill. Sharon and Lisa Pray also had fun at the party. Miss Shanara had fun riding a pony during the party. Maurice Graham got his truck washed by Jeff Stuckley. Romeo and Eddie were also on hand to wash cars.


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