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Celebrating 67 Years In The Tampa Bay Area i VOL 67 NO. 82 FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012 76 PAGES 75 Well-Known BusinessDJan Dies Aller lengthv Illness SEE PAGE 3-A Physician Honored With CommunitY Champions Award SEE PAGE 11-A Toddler Dies From lniuries 01 Alleged ongoing Abuse SEE PAGE 2-A TAMPA CHAPTER OF THE LINKS HOSTS INTERNATIONAL TEA FOR SHEEHY ELEMENTARY ROYAl JEWEL S The Tampa Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hosted the year-end activity for its Royal Jewels at .... Sheehy Elementary School. The event was held at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club on Friday, May 25, 2012. The Services To Youth, International Trends and The Arts facets hosted the event. This event is i the climax for the 45 fourth and fifth graders who were trained using the book "A Is For Attitude" by Attorney Patricia Russell McCloud, who contributed the books to the students. Links Jewel Warren and Casey Curry created a curriculum for the girls to follow. Link members who are a part of the team pictured are: Ellie Gilder, Phyllis Lee, Ruby Brown, International Trends Chair, Margarette Spears, Service To Youth chair, Sonja Garcia, Vivian Oliver, visiting Link; Evelyn Bethune, the event coordinator; and Ozepher Wilds, STY co-chair. (Photograph by BRUNSON) I


('I c; Features w z :: Toddler, 2, Dies From lniuries Of Ongoing Abuse .., Messiah Love said earlier Wednesday, he was told c his son liad no brain activity. ii: At 11:21 a. m., 2-year-old I.L Christian Love was pronounced dead. "I was praying and hoping Christian would recover, but it didn't happen. Now, I'm talking with doctors about harvesting his organs." Messiah Love's grand mother, Ms. Georgette Williams, said she was with her grandson Tuesday night, but now the reality is setting in for him. "I lifted his spirits by giving him options on what to do next. We also discussed having a funeral for Christian. We will try to arrange for a memo rial service on June gth. "Messiah was reluctant about a burial, because he wants to keep Christian close to him. I suggested a private cremation, and he thought that was a great idea. That way, he will have the urn with 0 Christian's ashes, and ii: maybe that can be closure for I.L him in part." C Messiah Love said when Z he picked up his son, from the < child's mother's home two weeks ago, he quickly noticed the 2-year-old had bruises w covering his body. = "I contacted the Departtment of Children and Famiij: w > w c w l: en ::::i m :: a. CANDACE MITCHELL ..... charged with aggravated child abuse. lies, and they told me to take him to a center for child abuse. I was told a doctor there would examine him." Love said the doctor con firmed that Christian was bruised, and I needed to take him to the hospital. "They also confirmed he had been abused and that he had bruised ribs and a broken hand. I told the DCF worker I didn't want my son returned to the environment where he had been abused. But, the worker told me the mother had custodial rights, and I couldn't keep him. 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Tampa Police spokesper son, Laura McElroy, said Mitchell has been charged with aggravated child abuse, because she waited 5 hours be fore seeking treatment for her son. "We are conducting an ac tive investigation to determine what happened to Christian. We were initially told the child was running in his home, and slip and fell. We were also told the child was in the care of the mother's boyfriend when the injury occurred. "I blame DCF for this," said Messiah. "If they would have let me keep my son, this might not have happened. I tried to tell them what was going on, but they kept telling me Candace was the caregiver, so I had to give Christian back to her. According to police, the live-in boyfriend, Javaurian Safford, 27, has not been charged. LEARN MORE 7111001R011Z CHRISTIAN LOVE ..... pronounced dead Wednesday morning. "I wish there was some thing I could have done to pre vent this from happening," said Messiah Love. "I never was comfortable having my son around her boyfriend. According to arrest records, Safford was arrested September 23, 2008 on a charge of aggravated child abuse. He was sentenced to 10 years on December 13, 2010, but is currently serving felony probation on the charge. His probation period ends Decem ber 12, 2020 Mitchell is in jail with her bond set at $so,ooo. Ms. Williams, said she's upset about the entire ordeal. "Candace was already under investigation by DCF, because Messiah had con tacted them a week before this happened. She should have never been allowed to get Christian. "An aunt went to visit Christian a week ago, and she said he was sad, and she had never seen him like that before. She said when she and her husband tried to leave Christian grabbed them as if he wanted them to take him with them." Ms. Williams said after Mitchell's arrest, she tried to get the judge to deny them rights to visit Christian at the hospital. "There was an emergency hearing Sunday morning, and that's when DCF and the judge told us we could visit Christian. But we weren't actually able to visit him in the hospital until Tuesday. "Messiah is talking with an attorney to get advice on how to file a complaint against DCF." Police spokesperson, Janelle McGregor, said they are still actively investi gating, and it will take a couple of weeks for them to complete their investigation and decide if the charges against Mitchell will be upgraded. Voter APPlication OHice Opens In East Tampa The Florida Consumer Action Network (FCAN) has opened the East Hillsborough Voter Application Office and their goal is to reg ister 10,000 voters in the area. Tim Heberlein, FCAN Regional Director, and part of the support staff for this office, said they are looking for community support, and also reaching out to community leaders. The project is funded by Project Vote, a national organization that has registered hundreds of thousands of people across the country. "FCAN has been instrumental in getting people registered to vote in Florida," said Heberlein. "We're specifically targeting minority voters and those left out of the political mainstream. "We don't deal directly with rights restoration, but we do have information to refer people to those agencies. Heberlein said they are trying to get people in the University and Sulphur Springs area registered, as well as East Tampa. "We feel the right to vote is important and the upcoming pres idential election is crucial. As a matter of fact, Hillsborough County is critical in the re-election of President Obama. "We also want to get people more involved in local and state elections." Heberlein said they've worked closely with the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office to make sure people under stand what the process is all about, and how it works. The Voter Registration Office is located at 2802 East Dr. Mar tin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Suite C, next door to Computer Mentors. They are open from 9 a. m. until 6 p.m. s-days-a-week and on occasion, 7-days-a-week, depending on the need to reach the people. Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 2480724, or e-mailed at lcrews@flsentinel.com. Supplemental Secur1ty un.;uua,:; Workers' Compensation Long-Term/Short-Term Disabillty FMLA/ ERISA Retaliation 220 E. MadJson Street, Suite 1110 Tampa. FL 33602 (813) 223-1200 www.fordlawfinn.org


eatures "TT :a Former Countv Commissioner Begins Prison Term KEVIN WHITE .. Begins serving 3-year prison sentence On Wednesday, a former Hillsborough County Com missioner surrendered to a federal prison in Atlanta. He was sentenced earlier this year. In March, Kevin White learned that he would serve 3 years after being convicted of seven of 10 federal c harges filed against him. He was accused of and con vi cted of accepting bribes while he served as the Chair man of the Hillsborough County Public Transporta tion Committee. White and his father the l ate Gerald White, was r ecorded and videotape d b y federal agents as he brokered deals with a confidential informant and an undercover federal agent. White died May 23, 2011. In June, after Gerald White's death, police arrested Kevin White and co-defendant George Hondrellis were arrested. Hondrellis was court-ordered to undergo a psycho logical evaluation and has not stood trial on the charges he is accused of committing. Last November, White was found guilty of 1 count of conspiracy to commit bribery; 2 counts of bribery; 1 count conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud; 2 counts of honest services wire fraud; and 1 count mak ing false statements to law enforcement. He was sentenced in March. In addition to completing the sentence, White must serve three years of probation and repay $9,000 allegedly taken in bribes and court cost, fines, and other fees of more than $8,ooo. His court appointed fed eral defense attorney, Grady Irvin has filed an appeal in the case. Iris B. Holton, Sen tinel City Editor, can be reached at (8:13) 248-1921 or emailed at iholton@fl.seniinel.Com. c.. c z m ..... Well-Known Businessman Dies aner lenuthv Illness N 0 Enterprise Hall of Honor. N BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor A popu1ar Tampa busi nessman who became the owner of the first African American owned and oper ated radio station in the Tampa Bay area died Tues day. Mr. J. (Jake) Eugene Danzey died at the Hospice Woodside Hospital, of respiratory failure. His wife of 20 years, Mrs. B. J. Benton, said her hus band had been stricken with Alzheimer's disease several years ago. He was 78-years old Born on D e cember 8, 1933, Mr. Danzey was well known throughout the Tampa Bay Area as a pioneer in broad cast radio He launched his career at WfMP AM Radio in Tampa in 1963 as an Account Executive. Mr. Danzey became the firs t African American sales person for a major area broadcaster. Within four years of his employment, Mr. Danzey was promoted to Sales Manager in 1967. He continued moving up the ladder at the station to become the Vice President and General Manager of the station in 1970. MR. J. EUGENE DANZEY 12/8/33 to 5/30/12 In 1975, Mr. Danzey, who served as President of Rolyn Broadcasting helped found AM Radio Station WRXB in St. Petersburg. As the president and owner Mr. Danzey retained the station as a family-owned business for more than 20 years. The station, which focused on Rhythm and Blues music, was purchased by Metropoli tan Radio Group, a company based in Missouri, in 1999. In 2007, the radio station was purchased by Poi net Commu nications. Mrs. Benton said her husband was very active in the community in Tampa and in St Petersburg during his lifetime. In 2007, Mr. Danzey was inducted into the Pinellas Ed ucation Foundation's Free The following year, he and his wife we re presented the Legends Award. Mr. Danzey was also ap pointed to serve on the Pinel las County H ou sing Authority by then Governor Bob Martinez. He served as its Chairman for several years. They were recognized as owners of one o f a few Black owned radio stations in the country, and Mrs. Benton opened her first MacDonald s Restaurant in 1984. "He was a dedicated mem ber of St. Joseph' s Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, and he was a very giving, influen tial person," she said. A Tampa native, Mr. Danzey attended the public schools of Hillsborough County After graduating "TT from Middleton High School, 0r he also attended Gibbs Junior :!l College. c In addition to his wife, Mr. :I> Danzey is survived by two children, Michael Danzey and Mrs. Valerie Danzey z Gardner, and several other m family members and friends. Funeral services for Mr. C Danzey were incomplete at F press time. Wilson s Funeral Home is in charge of han-z dling arrangements. "'0 c aJ c AUTO en :::1: m c m Auto Repair Body Shop FREE Professional Service IIINIIS Alert: The Rorida Law States That You May Be Entitled To $1 0,000 For Loss Wages And Medical c.e_ (PtP lnuance Needed) Medical Care Provided Specializing In: c. Accidents Pedestrian lncidenbr Motorcycle Accidints Truck Accidents Sip and Falls Bicycle Bus And More....-----=----------..... Don't be victimized twice for an accident that wasn't your fault" Call Michelle B. Patty Local: Toll Free 1-866-352-4200 Go To You Tube and punch The Patty Shuffle Available 24 Hours A Day -------Mlcllele c! m en c i


,_ ,_ FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN factors be determ i n ed by 1 w z ;:) ...., (USPS 202-140) t t 2207 2 1st Avenue. Tampa FIOtiela 33605 (813) 248-1921 eS P u blished Every Tueselay and Friday By Who's to blame for the un -FLOAIDA S E N TI NEL BULLETIN PUBUSHING Co., Member of N ational Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) restricted power Of the and Amalgamated Publishers Inc New York FCAT?. It 1 s the work of the @ 1990 94 CP Timelnternational c POSTMASTER: send Address Change To : Florida State legislators. I a: lL understand two of them took P eriodical Postage P aid At Tampa, FL The FCIT Is A BuiiV the test recently and b oth of c Blythe Andrews ll them failed i t. The FCAT has t o be 1e30-201 o (1e77) T h e mos t fearsome cerne d citiz e n s brin g the b ro ught d own fro m i ts s KAY ANDREWS, PUBUSHER t bl" FC A 'T l c. BLYTHE ANDREWS m PRESIDENT crea ure m pu lC n. test mto r ea o c us. a lmi g hty pow erful pe destal AWSON WELLS-CLEBERT, cFo schools of Florida is If a third grade r fail s to p ass that w e h a ve eleva t ed i t to. GWEN HAYES, EDITOR IRIS HOLTON, crrv EDITOR the FCAT. the FCAT, they can pass t o Su r e the FCA T can b e us e d HAROLD ADAMS, CIRCULATION MANAGER h BETTY DAWKINS. ADVERTISING DIRECTOR T e FCAT IS the big ele -4th grade If an 8th grader to e valuate both the learn i ng TOYNETTA COBB, PRODUCTION MANAGER h t th l th C "Is th t t th t d d LAYOAA EDWARDS, CLASSIFIED MANAGER p an m e c assrooms, e ID e es e s u ent process an the te c h proc e s s Subsoiptious S44 0CHI Months Bolh Eelitions : $87.00.Per Year Bolh Editions Oplnlona--on--ofthla-byCobr.- City will not be the only public venues vacated during the RNC event. County headquarters, which are also down m town, will be closed although Tampa City Hall hasn't made ;:) up its mind as to what it might do. 1-So we understand citizens who ask, "Who in their right i: minds would want to go to a library in the midst of all that w > madness and congestion?" Yet as journalists, historians, W and lovers of our community, we also recognize that a city without its libraries especiall y its main library-is a silent :I: drum out possibly the wrong message to an intel lectual world. m True enough, people will come to Tampa to see, hear, and participate in what Republicans consider a dress-rehearsal z for their "last stand" against an incumbent president. But i= many others will come expecting not to find a ghost town, but to find a vibrant community complete with all the dyS namics that define an urban metropolis. One such dynamic m must be a main library that is always open for business. ..J RNC planners, do not over-plan. w z ffi I ElderiJ Citizens, Beware II Scams I en a: 0 .... lL She was scammed out of $to,ooo. This sad reality was a senior citizen who gave certain low-lifes a license to treat her as simply another sheep for the slaughter. Wondered another elderly observer, "What makes peo ple think that complete strangers will offer to share thou sands of dollars with them?" However, what caused the elderly woman to lose thousands of dollars was not only her age but may have been her own greed. Yes, countless senior citizens in the Tampa Bay Area have found themselves victims of quick money scams. But their sad circumstances too often have hidden an even worse malady that does not only affect the elderly, but the youthful as well. Sadly, too many people continue to be propelled by the idea of getting something-for-nothing. Invariably, it always leads them to the loss of life-savings property or both. That senior citizens have recently been scammed out of more than $6o,ooo, also should a message to their loved ones. Possibly even against their opinions, many senior citizens deserve to be warned continuously not to allow anyone who has not been scrutinized the opportunity to do any work around their homes, sign any contracts or other documents, or give anyone money unless. they have dis cussed the matter with someone they know well. The reasons are clear. Usually scammers will stay away l if senior citizens involve someone else. Most certainly, sen W ior citizens have enough problems, day-to-day. Don't let the CJ problems of scamming and gullibility dim their golden ----fearful monster in the can' t move to the 9th grade. But it must not and should schools and the biggest bully If a high schooler fails the not be the determining factor in public school districts FCAT, that student can t for students, teachers and throughout Florida. graduate. schools. The way the FCAT is used Grades, homework class The FCAT can be a valutoday I say doom the FCAT. participation and class projable instrument in determin -It upsets and worries entire ects mean nothing. The ing students weaknesses and school districts, teachers, F Acr is used to determine strengths, and aid teach e rs. students parents and school whether or not students are But, this is not what the administrators learning, teachers are teach -FCAT is doing. The FCAT is The way the test is used ing and whether or not a making FAT CATS of few today, I repeat, doom the school is good or bad lll\d DROPOUT CATS of FCAT, and it is time voters, It is good to have a measurmany. Let's doom the bully, parents, teachers and coning stick. But should these FCAT. President Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients As Heroes WASHINGTON Sketching impre s sive contri bution s t o so ciety in in ten s el y p e rsonal term s, President Barack Obama pre sente d the M e dal of Free dom to mo re than a dozen politi ca l and c ultural greats Tu esday, i nclu d ing rocke r Bob Dylan, astron aut John Glenn and novelist Toni Morrison. In awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to 13 recipients, living and dead the president took note of the overflow crowd in the East Room and said it was a testament to how cool this group is. Everybody wanted to check em out. Pres. Obama then spoke of his personal connection to a number of this year s recip ients calling them "my he roes individually. "I know how they im pacted my life, the president said. He recalled reading Morrison's Song of Solomon in his youth and not just trying to figure out how to write but also how to be and how to think." In college days, Pres. Obama said, he listened to Dylan and recalled m y world opening up, because he captured something about this country that was so vital. Dylan's appearance drew the biggest whoops from the crowd, and he dressed for the event sun glasses bow tie a n d black suit embellished with shiny buckles and buttons Pres. Obama also re called reading about union pathbreaker Dolores Huerta when he was startPreSident Barack Obama awards author Toni Morrison with a Medal of Freedom, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. ing out as a community or ganizer. Everybody on this stage has marked my life i n pro found ways," he said Pres. Obama added that Pat Summitt, w h o led the University of Te n nessee women' s basketball team t o more NCAA F i n al Four a p pearances than any o ther team, had helped pave the way for his two daughters who are tall and gifted. "They're standing up straight and diving after loose balls and feeling confident and strong, he said. I understand that the impact that these people have had extends beyond me. It will continue for generations to come." The Medal of Freedom is presented to people who h av e mad e m eri torio us con tributions to the n a t i onal i n t e re s ts o f the Uni t e d Stat es, t o worl d p eace or t o other s ign i fican t endeavors. Other hono r ees: -Former S ecre t ary of Stat e Madeleine Albright, the firs t w oman to ho l d the job. -John Paul Stevens, former Sup r em e Court justice -Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts who died in 1927. -Shimon Peres, presi dent of Israel, who is to re ceive his medal at a White House dinner next month. -John Doar, who han dled civil rights cases as as sistant attorney general i n the 1960s. -William Foege, former director of the Centers for Disease Cont r ol and P r e vention, who helped lead the effort to eradi cate smallpox -Gordon Hirabayashi, who fought the internment of Japanese-Ame rican s dur i ng World Wa r II. H e di e d i n January. -Jan Karski, a r e si s t anc e fighte r a gai n s t the N azi occupation o f Poland during World W a r II. He di e d in 2000. Huerta cof ounded the National Farm workers Asso ciation whi ch la ter becam e the United Farm Workers of America. Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth Dylan's vast catalog of songs include s such rock classics as Like a Rolling Stone ," Blowin in the Wind and "Mr Tambourine Man."


ouse Banhwell, Ex-Classmate 01 Romnev AndObama's, RomneV's Binh cenilicate Evokes His Savs President Will 'Smoke' GOP Nominee In Debates Father's CitizenshiP controversv Sidney Barthwell, p er haps the onl y form e r cla ss ma t e of b oth Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, thi nk s t he form e r M ass a chusetts governor d oesn' t s t an d a chance when facing the incumbent presi d en t in debates prior to their No v ember electoral contest. When they debate, Barack will smoke Mitt," Barthwell, a district court magistrate in Michigan, said. "Mitt is smart, he contin ued Having said all that, I s till think he s going to get s moked. The best he can do i s hopefull y come out not looking like a fool. Mitt will find out the hard way as soon a s they have their first de bate: You don t debate Pres. Obama." Barthwell, 64, was the only Black member of Romney's 1965 class at Cran brook Schools and later attended Harvard Law School with Pres. Obama. He identifies himself as being politically independent, has donated money to both campaigns and has "tremendous respect" for both men, he said. SIDNEY BARTHWELL And PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA But whereas Pres. Obama struck Barthwell as "brilliant" at Harvard where the two became friendly while working to gether for the Black Law Stu dent Association -he recalled Romney's years at Cranbrook as nothing to write home about. "Mitt was not particularly popular. He was very, very ordinary. Barthwell also said he and those who know Romney are "baffled" by the lat ter's conservative views on the campaign trail, calling the governor a liberal minded person whose father was a "social liberal, almost a civil rights champion." And while he did not re member the 1965 bullying i nciden t report e d b y earlier this month Barthwell in s i sted Romney i s not mean sp i r i t e d a n d was confident the incident had less to do with homophobia than re ports initiall y suggested Romney and his friends al legedly tackled classmate John Lauber, who was perpetually teased for his ru mored homosexuality, and clipped the soft-spoken stu dent's hair with a pair of scis sors. Romney responded to the story by apologizing for high school hijinks and pranks that at times went too far, but said he does not specifically recall that inci dent. Romney's biggest pro blem, according to Barthwell, is his stiff public persona Pres. Obama is able to connect as "a warm concerned, hard-working, friendly, nice, humanistic and compassionate individ ual, and that's what he is," he said. "He doesn't have a problem portraying that. Mitt, on the other hand, who is also these things, does." 5852 NORTH DALE MABRY, 2 MILES NORTH OF RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM STATE 0 .MICHIGMI CU1f1CAT OF LIVE. amTH The birth certificate of Repbulican presidential hopefull Mitt Romney is pictured in this undated handout photo. There is no longer a ques-Yes, Republican Mitt tion of whether presidential Romney appears eligible to candidate Mitt Romney be president, according to a was born in the United copy of Romney's birth States or not. A copy of certificate released by his Romney's birth certificate campaign. Willard Mitt was released by his cam-Romney, the certificate paign and the certificate says, was born in Detroit on says the candidate was born March 12, 1947. Willard Mitt Romney in So on a day when real esDetroit Michigan on March tate and media mogul Don-12, 1947. Oddly enough, aid Trump was trying to r-0., Romney's father, George help Mitt Romney by stir-Romney, a former Michiring up a new round of quesgan governor and one-time tions about g Republican presidential Democratic en m candidate, was born in Mex-Barack Obama was born :z:: ico. in the United States, Romi Finally, there is definitive ney's own birth record be-m proof: The presidential can-came a reminder that in the r didate was born in the 1968 presidential campaign, United States, and his father his father had faced his own E was not. "birther" controversy. ;:t 888-201-7031 z m c en :::J: m 0 m m c )> z c ., :::D m ................ .................. .. l.oc .....................................


N Pa eS1x a Car Dealer Indicted On Tax Fraud, Aggravated ldentitv Then Charges Q a: u. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The U. S Attorney s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced the unsealing of a 32-count indictment against a Tampa busi ness owner He is charged with tax fraud and aggravated identity theft Russell B. Simmons, Jr., 42 has been indicted on 8 counts of wire fraud, 8 counts of filing a false claim with the Internal Revenue Service 7 counts of theft of government prop erty and 9 counts of aggravated identity theft. If convicted he faces a maximum of 20 years f or each wire fraud charge five years for each false claim count, and ten years on each theft of governmental property. Additionally, the document release stated, Simmons faces a "mandatory sentence of two years in federal prison for each aggravated identity theft count, (18 years), which must be served consecutive to any sentence imposed for any of the other underlying offenses." The indictment also notified Simmons c that the government will forfeit numerous as a: sets, including $47,580 in cash, $118,275 found u. on a Green Dot and Walmart Money Cards, a Bentley, and numerous pieces of jewelry in Ill( eluding a Rolex watch, which are alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the offense. Q Simmons, the owner of Simmons Auto ffi Sales, 4615 N. 34th Street, is accused of engag ing a scheme to defraud by filing fraudulent income tax returns and negotiating fraudulent tax refunds. He is accused of accepting, purchasing, and W negotiating treasury checks known to be ob0 tained illegally from individuals buying cars from his used car lot. en The indictment said Simmons had knowl:::i ID edge that the checks had a much higher face value than the price of the vehicles he sold. In vestigators said he also swiped reloadable ffi cards knowing they contained tax refund ...J ...J ID ...J w z i= z w en Ill( Q a: 0 ...J u. THOMAS E. PARNELL. ESQ RUSSELL B. SIMMONS, JR. .. Indicted on 32 Counts of tax fraud and aggravated identity theft money. "Simmons kept a large percentage of the value of the cards for himself and provided the balance to his co-conspirators in cash," the in dictment said. Officials said Simmons also filed fraudu lent refunds, loaded the refunds on to debit cards, and used the cards at various ATM ma chines around the city. John W. Joyce, Special Agent in Charge, Secret Service, Tampa Field Office said, The arrest of Mr. Simmons is significant due to the sheer volume of tax fraud perpetrated by this individual. Mr. Simmons and others have shown a flagrant disregard for the law and have abused the electronic tax filing system. l w NURSING HOME NEGLECT OR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. ALL SERIOUS INJURIES. (813) 975-4444 1 -800711-5452 7 l I l I l l I I I I :\\ I I \ \ \ l' \ I l ) 3 ( ) 1 l \\ \\'\\.llll)l)\ C!J The H iring If A /.Aw)'er I s AnlmpcrttJitt Des/cion Thr Shmild Not Be Based Solely Upon A.dwrtisemenl if lkjore You Decidie, Ask Vii To Send .Y011 PREJi Writtenlnfontl(lt/on About Our Qualificaficm And Krperitmce. 'Drop PartV' Hostess Pleads Guiltv To Tax Fraud ARSWAYA RALPH On Tuesday, a woman who admitted to hosting drop parties" for income tax fraud entered a guilty plea. A district judge accepted the guilty plea she entered last month. The U. S. Attorney's Office identified the woman as 33year-old Arswaya Ralph, of Riverview. Ms. Ralph sur rendered to police and faces charges in the filing of 65 false income tax claims and iden tity theft. According to court docu ments, Ms. Ralph pleaded guilty to making a false claim, of which she can be sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison ; and identity theft, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years A sen tencing date has not been set by the court. She is also ordered to pay full restitution in the case. She will also serve a term of proba tion. Officials learned through investigation that Ms. Ralph and others were allegedly using stolen identities to per petuate the tax frauds. According to court documents, "Ralph and others were filing fraudulent federal income tax returns with stolen identities The investigation also revealed that Ralph attended and hosted Drop Parties during which she and others filed numerous fraudulent income tax returns at the same time. Qn June 2, 2011, during the execution of a search war rant, law enforcement recovered and confiscated numerous items Some of the items confiscated included a 2010 Buick Lacrosee, $27,000 in cash, 42 preloaded debit cards, $4,387 in currency in a Betsy Johnson designer hand bag, a pair of Gucci sunglasses with the case, two laptop com puters, and approximately a dozen handwritten ledgers. The ledgers contained the names dates of birth, social security numbers and ot her personal identification Th e ledgers also contained b a n k account and routing numb e r s, court documents showed. Police also seized de s igner clothing, shoes, luggag e, handbags, and a pink firearm. Authorities said Ms. Ralph had not reported any legiti mate income during 2011 After having heard her Mi randa warnings Ms. Ralph told law enforcement that she had been filing fraudulent tax returns since August or Sep tember 2010, and that she had purchased the vehicle with some of the funds. 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... ::D Elections Commission Rules ?( Allegations warrant Investigation N 0 ... DR. JACK LAMB Hillsborough County School Board The Sentinel has learned that the Florida Elections Commission has decided that accusations against a sitting school board member warrant an investigation. The Commission will hold a hearing at which time both the complainant and the board member will attend. According to a letter from the Florida Elections Com mission, their office received a complaint from Joseph W. Robinson, P E., on May 9, 2012. In the com plaint, Robinson alleged that John R. (Jack) Lamb, had violated at least 2 Florida Election laws. A letter signed by Rosanna Catalano, Exec utive Director of the Florida Elections Commission stated, .. .I have reviewed the complaint and find that it contains one or more legally sufficient allegations. Along with all allegations in the complaint, the Commission staff will investigate the fol lowing alleged violations: "Section 106.07(5), Florida Statutes: J ohn R. Lamb, candidate for re election to the Hillsborough County School District, certi fied his 2012 G1 Campaign Treasurer Report as true, correct, and complete when it was not, as alleged in the complaint. "Section 106.19(1)(c): John R. Lamb, candidate for re-election to the Hills borough School District, falsely reported or deliber ately failed to include infor mation on his 2012 G1 Campaign Treasurer Report, as required by Chapter 106, Florida Statutes, as alleged in the complaint. Lamb was advised that he 1228 E. 7th A Tampa,FL LSanchezMoore@gmail.com Children's Board Re q uest For Pro p osal H IL LSBOROUGH COUNTY o-s Wonh Growl"" The Children's Board of Hillsborough County has issued two requests for proposals (RFPs). One is for Crisis Management Communications for up to $10,000 and the other for Technical Assistance Grants. For more information including deadlines, visit: www.ChildrensBoard.org could respond to the allega tions within 20 days. He was also told that once the inves tigation was complete, the legal staff would make a written recommendation to the Commission on whether there is probable cause of a violation. At that time, the Commission will hold a hearing with N both parties present. Iris B. Holton, Sentinel atyEdilormnbereodredat iholton@flsentinel.com.


Graduates .,... w z :::) .., c a: Sisters With Tampa Roots Graduate Two weeks Apan DOMUflQUEBLANCHKnrn ... 2012 Hampton Graduate GABRIELLE BLANCHETI'E 2012 St. Francis High School Graduate 9 The spring is the time 9: when graduations take place c on all educational levels, Z ranging from kindergarten to college. Sometimes, the ill( ceremonies take place in the same cities and other times, w the family must travel. ters of Mrs. Gloria Andrews and the late Mr. C. Blythe Andrews, Jr., of Tampa. Ms. Dominique Blanchette, 21, actually completed her requirements and graduated in December with a degree. She returned to Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia to walk with her class on May 13th. Recently, members of the > Andrews Family attended ffi graduation exercises in > Virginia and California of 2 family members. The gradu-w ates are the daughters of Tampa native, Dr. Susan :::::i Andrews Blanchette and Ronald D. D. Ms. Blanchette graduat ed Magna Cum Laude in the Department of Honors in Psychology. She also upheld the family tradition and pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. a.. S., of Sacramento, z California. They are the granddaughWhile at Hampton, Ms. ..J ..J :::) m -..J w z i= z THURSDAY & FRIDAY 9:00 a m Impact Workshops Jake Jacobs Pastor Velma PbUHps Franc w Je1anillan Barnes Ann Thompson Valerie Miller & Patrkia FRIDAY 7:30PM Pastor Vanda Jacobs, Conf (Men are Welcomed!) 1 SATURDAY 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. Impact Workshops Pastor Cbole Coney Pastor SonJa Marshall Pastor Louise Gentle Sis Latasba Brady Sis. Valerie Stallworth Sis. Kimberlaad Jacksott" **VENDORS** Worbhopa and Teachings that will propel You towards Purpoaeful Waltiug (Living) Wholeacsa for Life! Epb. BRYCG Christian Center 2501 West Rio VISta Ave. Tampa, FL 33614 (3 blocb North of Hillsborough & JUDICIIll n Contact: 813.760.9309 or 813.817.7847 Blanchette served as "Miss AKA 201 o-2011" and as the 2011-2012 Membership-Intake Chairperson for the sorority. A Psychology major, Ms. Blanchette will begin the Doctorate Program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she will continue her education. Her goal is to become an Organizational Psychologist. Her sister, Ms. GabrieD:e Blanchette recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Francis High School in Sacramento, California. While at St. Francis, Gabrielle, 18, served as the Captain of the Girls Varsity Basketball Team, as President of the Black and Latino Union, and served as the Teen Vice President of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., for two years. She was also the 2011 Top Debutante of the Eta Omega Gamma Of_ Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gabrielle also accumulated more than 100 hours of community service .during the school year. In the fall, Gabrielle will begin classes at Hampton University. She is unsure if she will follow her sister in ...-.fi!F "1"r.":!!. or WillR\l. tf sue Chemistry as m:tjor ..... 4i ..., .,:.a."'. ol The s!ters Faith :,,. "'' 'Felf().}Vsl(tp Sacrameritcr. : 2 In addition to their pa .. ents, more thari 20 family members from throughout the country were on hand for both graduation ceremonies. City Editor Iris B. Holton can be contacted at (813) 248-1921; or emailed at iholton@Osentinel.cozn. Magna .cum Laude College Graduate Worked 3 Jobs HENRY BOONE, JR. Graduated from FAMU Magna Cum Laude from the College of Architecture BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Henry Boone, Jr., recent ly graduated from Florida A&M University, Magna Cum Laude from the College of Architecture. However, instead of taking a few weeks to relax, Boone jumped right into life. He began working for the Turner Construction Company, the second largest commercial construction company in the country, on May 21st as a Site Manager. As the Site Manager, he takes care of the needs of the answering questions, and other manage rial responsibilities. He also spends a great deal of time on paperwork. Boone said now that he has graduated, he has a lot of free time on his hands. However, that has not always been the case. A Tampa native, Boone gradu ated from Tampa Technical High School in 2009. He entered Florida A & M University on a mission. His goal was to finish his education as quickly as possi ble. He completed that goal in 2 years and 8 months. I took 8 classes each semester and went to summer school. And, I worked 3 jobs, the young man said. Together, he designated about 70 hours of his time per week to employment. When he wasn't in class or studying, he found time to serve as the Vice President of the Association of General Contractors of America and membership in the American Association of Civil Engineers. Although it was a grueling schedule, Boone said he was motivated to finish Before he graduated, the young man had already landed the job at Turner Construction Company. He said his base is in Cincinnati, but he will go wherever the company sends him. Currently, his company is working on a commercial construction building. Boone is the son of Mrs. Patricia Boone and the late Henry Boone, Sr. He has 3 older sisters. Boone attended the public schools of Hillsborough County. He is a member of Glorious Church Of God In Christ and enjoys football and basketball. Boone said his motto was, "I came, I saw, I conquered, and there is still much more left to be done Get Ready! Get Ready! For Endtime Harvest Intl. Ministries Anointed andApointed 2012 Women's Conference Starting May 31 & June 1 @ 7:30 June 2 @ 7:00p.m. Paator Ullle MH Jonee, Pastor Mitchell, Pastor Anne w.tght, Aulatant Pastor Sherry SI:Jott, Prophe._. Kimberly Prophelen Nttereha Dr. McKenzie, Mother Martha Wlllama, Evang. caffle McKirkaey, Evang. Angela w.hlngton, Eveng. Teretha Bell, Mlnlater Angel RMd, Minister Janet o.vla, Evang. Blenda .accr.y, Evang. Gentwa PI'Mha and a he* of aingera & Praise Dancere. The Womea COIJfereace wlJl be held at 1hle HoJlaess CburdJ 3800 N. Nebraska Tampa, EL 33604 Host Pastors: Blsbop Alto Blaadln6 & Pastor Beverly Blandln1


Local Feeding The Homeless Just larvanl Exoamls Financial Part 01 This Chu.rch's MI-SSI-11 Aid And Scholarships To c.. c: z m There have been drug marches, revivals, new busi nesses opening, and the launching of the HOPE Center in the area of 29th Street and Lake Avenue. Of all the areas of East Tampa, that area had been known as a high drug, high crime area that most people in the city avoid. But, not Pastor Timothy Kemp and the members of Peace Progressive Primi tive Baptist Church. The church, located on Lake Avenue and 28th Street, sits directly in the path of hundreds of homeless and addicted people who wander the streets 24 hours a day. Pastor Kemp said it is those people he has been reaching out to for the past 5 years. "We staned feeding the homeless in 2007, and in the past year alone, we've fed 3,100 people, all out of pocket. The Tampa The Gospel Music PASTOR TIM01HY KEMP "The ministry for the homeless started with our Sunday School Superintend ent, Blanche Ryan. She wanted to enhance attendance at Sunday School, and suggested serving breakfast prior to Sunday School starting. From there, we just decided to open our doors to the entire community." Invites You 8eufif Nfi4Jical For PASTOR WALTER (LIAMS /Jqf4r e ,.iJ.J Of A/ew l!f ZIA" J,( Cwet Saturday, June 2, 2012 6 P.M. New Mt. Zion M. B. Church 2511 E. Columbus Dr. Tampa, FL GET UP GET Pastor Kemp said they're a church reaching out to the community in their time of need. "We do more than just feed people. We have a listing of all the social service and other agencies that can help people get back on their feet. Every Sunday morning from 8 a. m. to 9 a. m., a full breakfast is served at the church, and Pastor Kemp said it's as good as you 'can get from any fast food restau rant. Pastor Kemp preaches from 7:30 a. m. until 8 a.m. for those who come in, and he also has a group of volun teers who help serve and cleanup afterwards. "I think we have a com prehensive program at the church. When a person needs clothing, a bus pass or other things we try to help them with that. "We're giving the people a hand up, not just a hand out. We want people to learn they have to take care of their own responsibilities." Pastor Kemp said he's heard some great testimonies from some of the people they've served, and some have given up drugs and joined the church. "We also have a couple preparing to get married that came to us from the streets." Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or emailed at lcrews@jlsen tinel.com. Low-Income Students N 0 ...... BYTAMECAJOHNSON Freelance Writer Harvard University is ex panding a popular scholarship program in an effort to attract more students from low-in come families. Applicants accepted bythe University with a family in come of $65,000 or less will receive an all-expense paid education. This new plan was announced just weeks ago. Jeff Neal, the Univer sity's Director of Communica tions, confirmed to the Florida Sentinel that the change goes into effect this fall, which means students whose families meet the low income tier, will not be ex pected to pay anything towards their education at Harvard. The university released a statement saying, "When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough in bringN ing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution." Harvard began offering in come-based full scholarships nearly 10 years ago and over the years, has worked to at tract students who otherwise could not afford the more than $5o,ooo a year in tu ition. Harvard does not have a minimum requirement for ad mission. However, Neal says, "The majority of students ad mitted to the College represent a range of [SAT] scores from roughly 6oo to Boo on each section of the Reasoning Test and the Subject Tests." In addition to test scores, Harvard takes into considera tion a student's academic sue"TT cess, life experiences, r achievements and contributions to their school and com6 munity )> For more information on tn admission and financial aid, log on to www.fao.fas.har ::! vard.edu, or call the school's Z financial aid office at (617) J!! 495-1581. I:D c: r r m ::! z "0 c: I:D r-c;; ::1: m c m < m -f c: m (/) c Celebrating 45 years )> z c "TT Gospel of Jesus Christ ..,.. Establishment of Revivals Church, Inc, Ministry, EST. since 1974" TMIP8, FL. Mon., ......... 2012 8p.m. MI1'0R .IORIWt ApoMolo Quch, r.mpa 8p.m. M.. .... 1,10t2 .,. .. IIDP&c:u.l 8adf0f0wllt OUI:I\ ...... Sundlly Afternoon JUne 10, 2012. 3 p.m. EYANG. TERR'I JONES Chlefl.oo THE EXcmNG GOSPEL WARRIORS 8w)dey AttiltiiOOIO, June 10. 2012 3 p. m. :!Z c C) m cp )>


..... Fashion Is A Pan 01 FatniiV's leuacv BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer Contrilla York said she's always wanted to be involved in fashion in every aspect. "Being fashion conscious is something that has always been a part of my family. We've always kept up with trends, and what looks good on some and bad on others. "I've even considered becoming a fashion consul tant, because I enjoy giving advice to people on what looks good for them." Ms. York opened her first business, "Don't Sleep On Accessories," in April, and she said things re beginning to pick up fast. > "I sat home and prayed to for direction in my life, it sru.d Ms. York. u. "God laid it on my heart to C start a business, and here I am. The name of my busi > ness comes from my sleepy eyes, and everyone thought ffi that would be a great name :::l for the business." tMs. York said she made ft sure she was ready before she opened the doors to her w business. C "Before this, I was doing interior design work. "In my store, I sell all kinds of accessories, includ :::l z ti ..J CONTRILI.A YORK ing jewelry and clothing. Ms. York said she picks up on some things by attending fashion shows and watching reality shows like "Real Housewives of Atlanta. Ms. York said she's a onewoman operations and she orders from California New York, and Atlanta. "All that's left is for someone to do some networking for me. That's an important aspect of any business. I think I'm in a great location, and I want to grow where I am now, and expand later." "Don't Sleep On Access ories" is located at 6014 North 40th Street, Suite E. 5 m ..J w z Abe Brown Ministries, Inc. 2012 Family Trip Schedule June2012 c( 1ST SAl'URDAY TRIP 2ND SA'11JADAY TRIP C .June 2. 2012 .June 9, 2012 a: Cllllhc 112.10 S2S.ODIPERIOit Cll"*-: 112.80 0 DEPMIUIE -II:GG A .M DEPM1'URE -15:00 A.M. ..J u. I _,fL ......... I'I'IIUa.aU... ...... R rr.-..I'L .... u. ................... -... R ru"I'L ... I'L ....... Oir.c-t& ..... ....I.L ...... I'L ....... o..z, .................... I'L .... ._ .... I ....... ............... ....., I'L .............................. ...LeMS,I'L u..aa ............. !. ........... __.....I'L .............. ca. .... ,_,....,..R. ...... u ..... ca. ......... ...._.R. ......_c.I ............. ..................... I'L -----.IlL SAD SAl'URDAY 'TRIP ..... 18.2012 .....,...... CIIIWNn: $12.10 _...u. ............... _._,_.,R. ...... c.L. .............. G:wiW .,, R. .............. -....... I'L ._..,u. ................... ..,.u ............................. ..-..R. .................. ___ ,,., .......... A. ..... c-....., ____ .,.....,fL ... ... -..... __ .............. I'L ............ 0..... .. T' I' ;R. ...... CI ..... __ .... ............. R. --.m ... __ ............ .........,R. ......... o.r.....-................ R. 5TH SATURDAY TRIP ..._30.2012 ............ Clrldl-= .... DEPMI'URI 2:00A.M. ..... lll ................. ....... ..... R. ........ R. ........ o.llt ....... CIIIIIIIr.R. Oortlllt. ... c.. ........ .... _,...,.., ... ....... _. ...................... ........ R. ... ,.....,........... ...... I' ,R. ... CI&WirllO... ..... W '! '! ,R. ...... OI&w.tiO...., M II

Tampa Phvsician Honored With Communitv Champions Award c.. c: z m ..a. N 0 ..a. Six everyday heroes were h o no red for t h eir ext r ao r dinary service and civi c c o n t ri b uti o ns. Each hono ree rece i ved a gr ant t o b e given to an organization of their choosing and a Moli n a He al thcare Com m unity Champ ions A w a r d tro p hy, na med in hono r o f M o li na Healthc are' s phy s i N Molina Healthc arc of F lo ri da Community Champions Awards DR. DEXTER FREDERICK Molina Healthcare held its Community Champions event last week, honoring unsung heroes who work behind the scenes t o make Florida a better place Dexter F r ederick, a physician who has been dedicated to addressing health disparities in Tampa for more than 10 yea rs, was selected as one of the Community Champions this year The third annual Molina Healthcare of Florida Community Champions Awards Dinner took place on Thursday, May 17 in Dania Beach. Dr. Frederick served i n the National Health Service Corp, where he provided care t o under-served patients in the Tampa area and has continued to address health disparities through his innovative program, Brain Expansions Scholasti c Progr a m, or BEST, which offers inner city youth the opportunity to explore careers in the health care industry Dr. Frederic k is a true champion for the underserved," said David Pollack, president of Molina Healthcare of Florida. "As both a physi cian caring for low-income pa t ients and as an educator in the communities most impacted by health disparit ies, he is making a difference in his communi ty." Director savs Then Will Not Stop Football Team B Y IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week, un i dentifie d suspects broke into an East Tampa football team's storage building. The culprits fled the scene with thousands of dol lars in equipment belonging to the newly formed team. The theft was a devastating blow to the newly formed Highland Pines Cougars, who are members of the Unity Football Program Orlando Gudes, Executive Director of the Unity Football Conference sa id the team is so new that it cannot obtain insurance until the season begins. This means that the loss was not covered However, Gudes, a long time Tampa Police O fficer, said, "We have gotten a lot of calls from the community and we appreciate their support. We want the community to know that this theft will not stop the kids from playing football. They will have a sea so n as planned." Gudes said someone forced open the back door of the storage shed housing the eq uipment. The burglary took place between Tuesday ORLANDO GUDES Executive Director of the Unity Football Conference evening and Thursday evening of last week. Gude s said the s uspects took about $2,500 worth of helmets, belts, r epair kits, an d other accesso ri es He furt her stated t hey a r e still recruiting p layers between th e ages of 5 a n d 14 to play on the four t eams. He expects to have a bout 120 football players and between 36 and 40 cheerleaders when the team reaches its full capacity The Tampa Police Department is investigating the crime. Anyone wishing to con tact Gudes can reach him at (813) 8 42-0157 cian founder, Dr. C. David Molina. Dr. Frederick is donating his grant to BEST. HEALTH SCREENINGS SPEAKERS ENTERTAINMENT VENDORS ACTIVmES & ESSAY COMPETITION FOR KIDS SATlR)AY,J.N 16,2012 I)@G'S ----12:00 NOON 5:00PM CAL L F O R CAR COMPETITION, VENDOR REGISTRATION & I N F O : 813 642-7233 3040 W CYPRESS ST. TAMPA FL 33609 Tell us why you love your daddy in 250 typed words lH' less, and be eligible to win dinner with dad/ All ages are eligible to win! Essays accepted by e-mail only before June 14, 5 P.M. Send to www.FrultofalorvlncOrahoo.com. Please include the following on the essay. : child' s name, age, father's name, and a contact number. Child & Dad must be present to win. 11Cash prize for best custom car and best sound system (Instrumental only), door prizes, free food and health screenings toO! Vendors on site selling latest technology in the car lndusby!" Must register your child(ren) and/or your car by calling 813-642-7223. r-0 :a c > en m z :::! z m r-aJ c: r rz ., c: m r-c;; % m c m < m -t c: m en c > z c ., :!! c G) m ..a. ..a. I >


2112 Chacalate Nutcracker ..., Dance Auditions Are Underwav a: LL. Q a: LL. Q z c:c Q en w ::: .... w > w Q w l: en :J m ::: D. z tu ..J ..J ::: m ..J w z z w en c:c Q a: 0 ..J LL. BYTAMECAJOHNSON Freelance Writer Auditions are taking place for the 15th anniversary pro duction of the Chocolate Nutcracker here in the Bay area; and producers of the show promise the upcoming performances will be like none other. Chocolate.Nutcracker is an urban stage f>roduction of the holiday classic The Nutcracker, complete with hip hop, jazz and mod ern dance. Jai Hinson is the show's Executive Producer and says those who see this year s show will enjoy a few powerful addi tions. "We're bringing back the fiery Latin percussionist Freddy Montes and his band y su Son. They al'e performing live as the finale." Hinson says the show will also include performances of the 1920s jazz swing style dance, the Lindy Hop and a performance of the dance style Capoeira, 813-247-CRAB (2722) Email: rvbeddOyllhoo..com CATERING AVAILABLE DINE Ill CALL..WELCOIIE FAMilY OWIIED BUSINESS Dr. m oves used as a disguise to martial arts, taken from African and Brazilian cul tures. As an added bonus, the production is expanding to Jacksonville this year. Details of that show are still in the works. Meanwhile, dancers inter ested in performing in the two Bay area shows are encouraged to attend the June 16 audition at the Enoch Davis Center in St Petersburg beginning at 9 A. M. Those auditions are for children ages five and older and for adults of all ages. The Tampa production of the Chocolate Nutcracker takes place Saturday, December 15 at the Mahaffey Theater in Downtown St. Petersburg. Show times are 2 P.M. and 7:30P.M. For more call (727) 216-3519 In The Spotlight JESSICA We're entering a new month, and it's time for us to return to you one of our favorite features from the past, Jessica The 22-year-old Virgo plans to operate her own massage business in the future, and she believes "money never sleeps, and neither does she." Jessica is obviously a strong, independent woman who has her sights set on suc cess. When it comes to the man in her life, Jessica said he must be one that is independent and holds his own. Congratulations to this week's Spotlight feature, Jessica, and we hope you will enjoy seeing her again. GtW. friM CWcba Tnm Oxtds S...theriMI Turkey Imp Slttrt lilts rark Otaps Fresb Fisll* Sptru lilts llearoai & Oteese C.llar4 Grttns Swtet C.IMiittl Y111S Dressillg Succottsh Cmlnltl S.llbm SWitt lmd Too PIOda Cobbler lan111 rMllll!l & 'MUCH MOIEII I SUNDAY ONLY!! 11 A. M..4 P. M. EVE CATERING 3311 W. Cypress St. Tampa 33607 (ktwoon H illiS & lincoln) (813} 727-7884 *email: mcatiagOho!IHil.com


Local Ra-dio .. Show Addresses The Needs 01 Ex-Felons Joanna "Flava" Williams has been an advo cate for ex-felons for years. She has met with officials in Tallahassee, Tampa and even Washington, D.C. about the injustices ex-felons have had to endure. When you get out of prison and you try to get a job to take care of yourself and your family, you are usually told there are no openings, or to fill out an application, and be contacted later. "All of that is a polite way of saying we don't hire ex felons." Flava said even more frustrating is the inability for homeless people and ex felons to earn a living on the streets ''You can't sell water, and the panhandling ordinance has basically wiped out any chance of homeless people trying to take care of themselves. I am the host of a radio show called "Poli-tricks," and JOANNA "FLAVA" WILLIAMS it broadcasts daily from 12 p. m. until 1 p. m. online at www.kepxradio.com. Flava said she's spoken with Mayor Bob Buckhorn about finding a way to help people earn a living. "I'm sure the Mayor is interested in seeing the crime rate drop," said Flava. "Give the people some thing they can do to earn a living, and the crime rate will go down dramatically. But when you put people in des perate situations, you can ex pect there will be problems." Flava said we all need to stop complaining and start changing. "It's on us to help us. We are responsible for ourselves and each other, and the sooner we realize it, the bet ter. "All ex-felons and home less people must understand that they are being pushed aside or just moved out of the way so outsiders won't see just how bad it is. We have to step up and be heard. We have to stop being afraid." Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or e at lcrews@jlsentinel.com. On-line -ilg You are cordiaUy invited to the Grand Opening of State Representative Betty Reed District 59/61 Campaign Location: Date: Time: Phone: Email: 2802 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Tampa, FL 33610 June7,2012 5 p.m 7 p.m. 813-237-4041 j4jbreed@verizon.net Black on Blacll Rhvme Tampa Provides Free Speech Opportunitv N 0 ..... N BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer In this era of free speech and turmoil, there's no better venue to express yourself than Black On Black Rhyme Tampa. Tampa's spoken word leader, LIFE, said Black On Black Rhyme has afforded him an opportunity to express himself in ways that may be offensive to others. "Here, we say what's in our hearts, and sometimes the truth can be ugly and painful. "Nationally, Black On Black Rhyme has provided an outlet for people like myself who see all of the injustices going on, and want a platform to talk about it." Over the years, Black On Black Rhyme Tampa has relo cated several times. Now, they are at Supa D's, 810 Skagway Avenue, and at Club Atlanta, where they offer a free raffle every month. "We are in tough political times right now, and it's time for the people to be heard," said LIFE. "We have to understand that we don't have to just sit back and take it without any response. Black On Black Rhyme gives you that oppor QJ.hity to make a response in a non-violent way. In other words, you can get your point UFE across." LIFE said more and more young people are being drawn to spoken word poetry, and r he'd like to see it expand even more. With the summer coming up, a lot of young people will be out wandering around. I'd like to see them wander into one of our sessions. I guaran tee you when they leave, they will be carrying more than what they had when they came in. Knowledge is power, and that's what we try to offer. c ,. en m z :::! z m r a:J c: r r m :::! z ., Recently a special memo-c: rial was held for Will "Da a:J c Real One" Bell, who was en murdered in Miami in May ::Z::: m 2011. Bell was a pioneer and c one of the driving forces be hind the national spoken word movement. June 11 tb thru August 20tll 7:30am-6:00pm ForAges 5 to 12 m < m c: m en c !( ,. z c t :a c !( Registration begins NOW! SPACE IS LIMTED! Registration Packets are available at the FBCCH Office or contaCt us at (813) 248-6600. Registration $25.00. Weekly Tuition is $70.00. This covers tuition, breakfast, lunch & a snack. ..... ,.


Loca -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------""'" w z :::) ..., Student looks Forward. c a: To Entering Magnet Program LL BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor When school begins in the fall, Stephaun Jackson will be a freshman at Blake High School. He has been accepted in the Magnet Program at the Performing Arts school. He recently graduated from Academy Pre p of Tampa. However the 14y ear-old said liis first years at Academy Prep of Tampa were unsettling. Stephaun had to experience a period of adjustment to the school although he entered as a 5th grade student. Stephaun had attended King s Kids Academy for the c first four grades of school. 0: He was used to things that LL take place in a religious C school. z <( c en w :::) ..... > a: w > w c w :::1: en :::i m :::) ll. z ILi -I -I :::) m "It was a lot different not like a church where w e had devotion and the pledge every morning. I had to get used to it," he said Stephaun admits the first year was a period of adjust ment for him. In addition to adapting to a school that was in a class by itself, he also had to adjust to 11-hour school days. He also said that if a student didn't have Study Hall, then he could leave at 5 p.m., but Study Hall required an additional hour on campus. "It was a very long day, and sometimes when there STEPHAUN JACKSON Graduate of Academy Prep of Tampa were field trips, we had to go to school on Saturdays," he said. And, of course, there was a continuing battle with Stephaun facing his hard est subject mathematics But, he never gave up. And, duri ng his sth grade year, the final year at Academy Prep, he made the honor roll every grading period and of that he is especially proud. Now the young man looks forward to attending high school where he will con centrate on music. His goal is to become a gospel singer. He loves to sing, but when he has free time, he loves to cook as well. Stephaun is the son of Ms. Cheryl Jackson and grandson of Arthur Roby. He has a younger sister, Samariah, who is a student at Acaderp.y Prep of Tampa. Just Elementarv School HoldSIIdUCtiOI For ladies And Gents Clubs Just Elementary School recently held inductions for it ladies and gentlemen clubs. Words of encouragement were offered by Assistant Superintendent for instructions, Lewis Brinson. (Photos by Julia Jackson) The young ladies who were inducted were: Mu'liyah Greene, Te'Ani Kirksey, Zaviera Blount, Gloria Gonzalez, Antonae Bagwell, Antonaeja Jackson, Mya Porcher, Folashade OlatUJVi, Zariah McDaniel, Kala Marshall, Laydi West, Ashanti Grady, Veronica Negron, Dariniek Keefer, Fatayzia Finnikin, Antonaya Bagwell, Julize Diaz, Neehia Howard, Berry Zaz, Abigail Emile and Bre'Onna Alexis Magee. Not shown, Jazmyn Beamon and Jukesha Goins. Members of the gentlemen's club are shown with several members of their sponsor -Omega Psi Phi Fraternity--and the Guidance Administration Resource Teacher, Eric Felder. The members are: Terrence, Heriberto, Tamase, Wooeoey, Willy, Xavier, Zaserrius, Deandre, Anthony, Jalen, Tomious, Tory, Jayen, Justin, Mykal, Lyquel, Lester, Melik, Rodrick, Thomas, Cal be and Jura d. Gentlemen in the rear with the group are Omega men Willie Jackson, (teacher, Eric Felder), Reginald Nickerson, Albert Lee, James Green, Morris Williams and Raymond Johnson. Lewis Brinson, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum gave the students words of encouragement. He told the students that he, too, attended Just Elemen-tary School and lived just across the street from the school. Le' Jean Harper, daughter of Just Principal, Carolyn County Commissioner and Hill. Mrs. Les (Gwen) Miller, sang a solo Just Linda Thomas and Caksher Welsh.


Men In Black 3 Agent cage fighter tries to protect a is sent to a space prison to J (Will Smith) goes back to young Chinese wiz from the rescue the president's 1 969 to try and save his partTriads, Russian gangsters daughter. Disappointed. the ner Agent K (Tommie Lee and NY corrupt cops. Might acting was bad. Made $14M. Jones) from Boris The Anibe Jason Statham's best ac (Budget N/A). **lf2 mal. Josh Brolin comes tion film since "The Trans-The Three Stooges through as a younger Agent porter. Very good storyline. Take your kids to see Curly, K. Everybody loves Will. The Must-see! Made $16M. Moe and Larry for some ending was great. No. 1 (Budget N/ A).**** laughs. Your kids will enjoy Box Office. Made $70M in The Pirates! Bands Of this movie. Made $41M. U.S. (Overseas Made MisfitsA family-friendly (Budget $30M).*** $135M) (Budget N/A). **** animation that does not American Reunion -Battleship Can't figure compare to the short film The American Pie gang has why this action-packed classic Wallace & Gromit. grown-up and doing the movie didn't do well at the Wait for the video. Made same crazy antics from the box office is beyond me. (Oh, $27M (Budget $53M). **112 past. Could have been funThe Avengers). Must-see Think Like A Man nier. Not for kids. Made Made $44M. (Budget Produced by St. Pete native, $56M. (Budget $50M). **112 $209M). **** Will Parker, the movie is Titanic 3D The ro-Dark Shadows Direcbased on four women folmantic, disaster voyage retor Tim Burton and Johnny lowing the advice from Steve turns in 3D. Check this Depp come together for Harvey's best-selling book. movie out if you have 3 their 8th movie to remake Once the men find out where hours to spare. Made $57M. the popular supernatural the women are getting their (Budget $18M). [Titanic has soap opera. If you like Depp advice, they turn the tables. made over $3.2B] **** he's at his best playing a viKevin Hart is hilarious. Wrath Of The Titanscious vampire. Made $62M. Must-see for laughs. Made. Perseus (Sam Worthington) ( Budget $150M). *** $88M. (Budget $12M). **** has to travel to the treacher-Marvel's The The Cabin In The ous underworld to save his AvengersSamuel Jack-WoodsAgroupofcollege father, Zeus (Liam Neeson) son (Nick Fury), Robert students venture into the from his jealous brother and Downey, Jr. (Iron Man), woods to stumble on a deson. A better movie than the Chris Evan (Captain Amerserted cabin and that's when Clash Of The Titans. Actionica), Mark Ruffalo (The the slaughter begins. The packed. Made $82M. (BudHulk), Chris Hemsworth best horror movie of 2012. get $150M). **** (Thor), Jeremy Renner Made $40M. (Budget N/A). Mirror Mirror'Julia (Hawkeye), and Scarlett Jo-**** Roberts returns in this soft hansson (Black Widow) vio-The Hunger Games kid 's movie as the evil queen Iently come together to save Based on the best-selling trying to bring down Snow the world from Thor's kid's novel, the movie tells White. The dwarfs and brother, Loki and his underthe dark tale of a young fequeen assistant made this world soldiers. Actionmale selected to compete in movie enjoyable for the kids. packed! 2 hrs./30 mins. a vicious TV tournament in Made $6oM. (Budget Made $513M in U.S. ($1.9B which 24 teenagers fight to $85M). ***112 worldwide). (Budget their death. Made $395M. 21 Jump Street-Jonah $22oM). **** (Budget $78M). **** Hill, Channing Tatum and Safe (2012) A suicidal Lockout Guy Pearson Ice Cube star in this hilariouscomedyabouttwoundercover officers investigating a high school drug ring. Must-see for laughs Made $136M. (Bud get $42M). **** John Carter Disney shelled-out $250M on this lukewarm action/fantasy film about a man trans ported to Mars. Disap pointed. Too long (2 hrs.j3omins.). Made $70M. (Budget $250M). **112 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 $126M. (Budget $85M). **** A Thousand Words critics gave 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 $17M. (Budget $40M). ***112 N 0 .... BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Marcus confronts ; Justin about the conversation he overheard between him and Bill; Steffy gives Liam one last chance to choose her; Bill's ego causes him to misinterpret the context of a business meeting. Before Liam's divorce is finalized, Bill and Ridge make their pleas to him regarding the two women in his life; feeling be trayed by Ridge, Hope is grateful to Eric for stepping in for him; Steffy awaits Liam's decision. Steffy spends time with Liam, hoping that he'll change his mind; Hope reveals to her desire to have her biological father walk her down the a1sle at her wedding; Ridge feels torn about his daughters, knowing one of them will be heartbroken. DAYS OF OUR UVES-EJ strips Will of everything he has given him; Lexie overhears Stefano telling Abe that he feels guilty for her illness; Nicole decides to take matters into her own hands at the doctor's office; Sami commiserates to Rafe about Will's betrayal. EJ informs Lucas that he fired Will; Lucas catches Will with a gun; Gabi hires someone to be her stalker; Nicole and Daniel come together in a kiss; Roman warns his friends not to bring Stefano down on their own. Kate receives divorce papers from Stefano; Lucas confiscates the gun he found in Will's possession; Stefano receives a visit from "TT each of his tormented adversaries, and he reminds them that r he's won before and will do so again. g GENERAL HOSPITALSam is surprised by Liz; Spinelli 6 is brokenhearted. Sam and Tea get help from the most unlikely :1> place; Heather enjoys her strange new companion; Lulu is shocked about Luke. Todd, surprisingly, runs into someone; z Jason has a realization; McBain is in danger. :::::! YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS-Michael's intriguing job offer upsets Lauren, while Ricky and Daisy search for secrets r in Phyllis' apartment Lauren and Avery clash over Michael's job offer, while Ricky uncovers a dangerous adversary from J= Phyllis' past. Sharon spills shocking news to Victoria, while !!l Danny and Christine share an emotional good-bye. z HOROSCOPES Gemini (May 21-June 21)-It's getting luxurious and lovely and very romantic. For the next two days, pleasures, so cial life, fun with children and creativity at home sound great. Cancer {June 22-July 22) Create a home space that reflects the best of you. Get help from someone whom you ad mire. Avoid financial talk All's well that ends well. Leo {July 23-Aug. 22)-Work interferes with play but they're both important. Finish tasks first. Don't spend reck lessly. Reward a job well done with fun Virgo {Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Avoid shopping now if you don't want to make an irrational purchase. What you have to say is valuable. Communicate calmly. A partner or mate may be unhappy. Libra {Sept. 23-0ct. 22)-You' re the king of the hill, and you know it. You may want to share your triumphs, or it may get a bit lonely. Use the extra energy to your team s advantage. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -You're entering a two-day planning phase. If you get stuck, use your friends to help you and keep you on the right track. Stick to your principles. Sagittarius {Nov. 22-Dec. 21)-A friend could help you clean up messes and resolve misunderstandings. Accept an ac knowledgment gracefully. The money's looking better. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)-Find another route. As long as you're persistent, you prevail. Find strength in others when your own breath falters. It's okay to change your mind. Aquarius {Jan. 20-Feb. 18)Step outside your shell and explore the unknown. Travel and fun are favored. Pleasant surprises are waiting on the other side of the fence. Pisces {Feb. 20)Give yourself some room to be moody. There s no need to be harsh. Slow down, breathe deeply and pull through. The obstacles you overcome make you stronger. Aries {March 21-April19) Get expert opinions. Dis cuss with partners to develop the best course of action. You don't have to do it all ... delegate! Work strategically to handle the flow Take peaceful breaks. Taurus {April 20-May 20)-Okay, now it's getting busy! 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Nl------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------sports Barrv Bonds Moves Forward From Conviction BARRY BONDS SAN FRANCISCO Barry Bonds is publicly referring to himself as a con victe d felon these days, and he's quick to point out that conviction was never for steroid use. count of giving an evasive answer to a 2003 grand jury investigating illegal steroids distribution. "I went through the sys tem. And that's what it is," Bond said Monday, attending the DiamondbacksGiants while doing charity work through Big Brothers and Sisters of the Bay Area. "And that's what I got. I went through the system. I'm in an appeal process right now. I was never con victed of steroids." He appealed his obstruc tion of justice conviction C from April 2011 on one The slugger said he met recently with Giants president and CEO Larry Baer about working for the club in some capacity, and Bonds has a personal services contract the Giants have said could go into effect once his legaJ proceedings were in the past. LL c z c( c en w :) 1> a: w > w c w :I: en :::i m :) D. z i= w ...1 ...1 :) m Patrick Ewing Out 01 The Running To Coach Charlone Bobcats Patrick Ewing is no longer in the running to be the new head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats. Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan called Patrick Ewing to let him know that he is no longer being considered for the team's head coaching job Ewing, an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic for the past five had interviewed for the Bobcats' posi tion earlier this month. Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan, former Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan and Warriors assistant Mike Malone are among the remaining candidates for the job. The Bobcats finishe d this season with the lowest win ning percentage in league his tory. Charlotte went only 7-59. Chicago Bears' Man Fane savs Knees Are Fine MAITFORTE Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte doesn't want to hear his knees are a concern, especially if that's the reason for the team's reluctance to sign him to a long-term deal. Forte took to Twitter with a message an d video to back his claims after a report in the Chicago Tribune surfaced Saturday saying the team is privately worried about his long-term durabili ty. Detroit lions' Fairlev Arrested On DUI Charge NICK FAIRLEY TILLMAN'S CORNER, Ala. Detroit Lions defen sive tackle Nick Fairley has been arrested in Alabama on charges of driving under the influence and attempting to elude police, his second arrest in his home state in two months. Alabama state troopers say the 24-year-old passed a state trooper early Sunday momiq at 100 mph in his CadiDac Eacalaide iD uiacorporated Mobile County. After initially refusing to stop for the trooper's emergency lights and siren, Fairley pulled over and seemed impaired. He was arrested without incident. Fairley was also cited for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and open contain er. warren Sapp lets loose On Former Teammates Warren Sapp is known for his blunt and unfiltered commentary on NFL Network. The former super star defensive tackle is shift ing gears and now putting his thoughts in an upcoming book, Sapp Attack, which is already making headlines for its comments directed at for mer teammates, coaches and employers. Since he retired, fans have come to expect nothing less from Sapp. And here he comes again. Sapp, the most colorful, most discussed athlete in Tampa Bay history, is on another one of those brutal, relentless rushes again. One more time, he is loud, and he is profane, and he is stepping on a different set of toes every time you turn a page. You may like it, you may hate it, and you may stay up late laughing about it. In other words, yeah, it's full of Sapp. For 314 pages the former WARRENSAPP defensive tackle rambles through his career in the same familiar bluntness of his better news conferences. To sum up, he loved Tony Dungy, he liked Jon Gruden and he hated Sam Wyche. He admired Derrick Brooks, he didn't care for Keyshawn Johnson and he thought Monte Kiftin was an over rated self-promoter. Agent: Donald Driver Has New Deal With Packers Packers alltime leading receiver (oh, and 2012 Dancing With the Stars champion) Donald Driver apparently will finish his career with the only NFL team he has ever played for. Driver will enter his 14th season this fall with career totals of 735 catches and 1o,o6o receiving yards, both tops in franchise history. He had been due $5 million for 2012 and it's unclear how much of a pay cut he had to DONALD DRIVER take in order to retire a Packer. Allen Iverson Requests That His wne Be Throln Jail Allen lveraon and his wife, Tawanna'a, break-up to-make-up routine has hit another low point. lvei'IIOII filed a motion to have the mother of his children thrown iD jaD for ; his nuJilDI The former NBA baJ1er wu busy hooping in China, and returned home to find his home ransacked. According to the motion, Tawanna allegedly stole his sports memorabilia, furniture, and cash. Iverson claims to have asked for the safe return of his belongings but to no avail. As a result, he is requesting that a judge hold her in conALI.EN IVEJt80N Allcl Wife, TAW ANNA tempt of court for harassment, and throw her behind bars until she gives back the items. He also asked that she no longer be allowed to enter his home. A judge has yet to rule on the matter


Venus Williams lo.ses In 2nd Round 01 'French Open VENUS WILLIAMS PARIS Venus Williams followed little sister S erena out of the French Open. The elder Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, lost to third-seed ed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6 2, 6 3 Wednesday in the second round. Williams was playing at a major tournament for the first time since last August, SERENA WILLIAMS when she withdrew before her second-round match at the U .S. Open. It was then that she revealed she had been diagnosed with Sjogren s syndrome, a condition that can cause fatigue and joint pain. On Tuesday, Serena Williams lost in the first round of a major tournament for the first time, falling to Virginie Razzano of France 4-6, 7-6 (5) 6-3. Manager savs Boxer Williams Paralvzed In Ga. crash PAUL WILLIAMS ATLANTA Boxer Paul Williams was paralyzed Sunday after being involved in a motorcycle crash in the Atlanta suburbs and doctors said it is unlikely he will con tinue his career, his manager said Monday. From the waist down, he has absolutely no movement. He s in very good spirits, though," George Peterson said from his home in Aiken, S.C. "He still believes he's going to fight again." Williams, 30, severed his spinal cord after falling on his back and head when he was thrown from his motorcycle Sunday morning in Marietta, Ga., Peterson said. Williams has been listed in serious but stable condition on Monday at an undisclosed hospital, Peterson said. The crash happened Sunday morning in Marietta after Williams tried to avoid another car in the next lane that was negotiating a curve and then had to maneuver to avoid an oncoming car. Williams was in the area to attend his brother's w.edding Sunday afternoon Peterson said. I know he s going to make a statement after surgery, because he's that kind of per son," Peterson said. "He' s 100 percent coherent and still has the will to want to get back on the motorcycle." Williams was scheduled to fight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas, but that event has been canceled, Peterson said. Williams won his first major welterweight title in July 2007 with a decision over Antonio Margarito. He struggled to land fights with the sport' s biggest stars because of his pronounced size advantages, a high vol ume punching rate and his relative anonymity, but was considered one of the world's top pound-for-pound stars. He earned victories over Carlos Quintana, Winky Wright, Sergio Martinez and Kermit Cintron, but Martinez abruptly stopped Williams' rise in November 2010 with a second-round victory in their rematch. Williams ended up face down on the canvas with his eyes wide open in perhaps the most spectacular knockout in recent boxing history Terrell Owens Will sue Over Indoor Football League Firing Terrell Owens is not tak ing his firing from the Allen Wranglers lightly W e dnesday the wide receiv er was dropped from the team due to his bad performance, and absence at a charity event, but according to reports, he plans to take legal action against the team. Sources close to the former NFL player said that the dis cre:Rancy over Owens' failure to appear with his teammates at a children's hospital is unfounded because the event was not mandatory. Mr. Owens' legal team is addressing the details of the Wranglers release statement ," said his rep in a statement. The rep also noted that the 38-year-old played all games according to his contractual agreement and was proud to be part of the IFL and the Allen Wranglers, and wishes the team all the best moving forward." Hoben Griftin 111 Has The NFL'S Too-Selling JenevlnMav Robert Griffin III is quickly becoming a house hold name. The NFL's second overall pick leads all players in jersey sales for the month of May. RG3 has already impressed coaches and fans in his initial workouts with the Washington Redskins. His popularity is beginning to take off Combine a charismatic rookie who plays the NFL's most marketable position witli a large and long-suffer ing fan base and what do you get? A list of NFLShop.com May jersey sales with Robert Griffin III's name on top ., c Dennis Rodman Sentenced In FamiiV Coon ORANGE, Calif. Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman was sentenced in family court Tuesday to 104 hours of community service on four counts of contempt for fail ing to pay chil d support. Court Commissioner Barry Michaelson also placed Rodman on three years of informal probation The sentence includes the condition that Rodman pay current child and spousal support obligations. "My suggestion is to use your talents as a motivator, as a fine, fine athlete and as a fine person to assist others in need," -Michaelson told the retired basketball player. Rodman's attorney Linnea Willis said the four charges stemmed from a period of time when he was expected to pay $so,ooo a month in child support. That amount has since been reduced -to $4,500 for child and spousal support :._ DENNIS RODMAN N 0 ..... N and Rodman is now current on those obligations, ., shesaid. b Rodman -known for his wild behavior, C Technicolor hair and his rebounding skills married m in 2003. For years, he and his former wife have been z feuding over custody and J!! support of their children, m ages 10 and 11. r m z c: m r (ii ::1: m c m < m -4 c: m en c l> z c ., c C) m ..... ..


N Rihllll 1111 levance Raclls The Stage Far First Time Since Bluelvrs Birth EDDIE MURPHY And ROCSI DIAZ Veteran actor/comedian Eddie Murphy and BETs own 106 and Park co-host Rocsi Diaz are allegedly the hottest new couple that you didn t know about. The couple was spotted holding hands and smiling for the camera in Beverly Hills after a run to the Coffee Bean. Diaz, who is rumored to have quit her gig at the iconic urban program to pursue a career in Holly wood, reportedly has been pitching screenplays in hopes of getting one of her films in theaters. RHOA's Parks sues 'VIbe' For $30M PHAEDRA PARKS Phaedra Parks of Real Housewives of Atlanta has filed a $30 million lawsuit against Vibe Holdings which operates Vibe.com Uptown Magazine and Au gustus Publishing Parks, a high-profile Atlanta attorney who has re presented R&B singer, Bobb y Brown, is suing for defamation of character after Vibe Magazine seemed to highly publicize the book Lies Of A Real Housewife," by Angela Stanton, who claimed that Parks was in volved in illegal activities with her husband, Apollo, before making it big as an at torney The lawsuit, filed this week, demands a jury trial, $5 million in compensatory and $25 million in punitive damages, and retractions. Blolda lid Topless For Nuda' Fra1ranca Rib anna has no pro blem letting it all hang out, and that's ex actly what she does in her fragrance shoot for Nude.' Createdjust for the ladies, Rihanna goes blonde and topless to show us that the surprise fragrance will make women feel just as sexy as she looks. The 24-year-old got rid of her dreads for the shoot, but assured her fans that her hair is still black and she'll be back to it soon. Bobbv Womack Is Cancer Free R&B legend B o b b y Womack, who was diag nosed with the early stages of colon cancer in March was given a clean BOBBY bill of health WOMACK after undergoing surgery Wednesday to have the mass removed. Womack, whose singing career has spanned more than so years with a reper toire that includes hits such as "Across 110th Street," Lookin for A Love" and Harry Hippie ," has had his share of health problems over recent years T -Bor s car Mav Get Repossessed In recent years T-Boz, of TLC fame has struggled with both health and financial diffi culties and there appears T-BOZ to be no signs that there will any let-up in the immediate future. In an embarrassing new develop ment in her story, the singer s 2005 Honda may be repossessed. Tionne Watkins is being sued by Honda for failing to make payments on her 2005 Honda Odyssey. In the lawsuit, filed in Georgia, Honda asks the judge for the green light to take the car back. It s unclear how much T-Boz owes in back payments. BEY O NCE First Lady Michelle Obama attended Beyonce's second night per formance with daughters Sasha, 10, and Malia, 13. She's baaaaaaaack. .. just like she never left! Five months after giving birth to Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce stunned the crowd at the new Revel casino and resort in Atlantic City in the first of four scheduled perform ances. Shimmying and shaking her tail feather, the singer who said there was no to her amazing weight loss in the months since giving birth "just hard work," reminded the crowd why she's one of the most popular, electric performers in the world. The freshly minted jour nalist did not have writing on her mind as she thrilled the sold out crowd. Beyonce's set included "Baby Boy, "Ir replaceable, Freakum Dress ," Get Me Bodied, "Jumpin Jumpin ," and more. Will And Jada Smith Celebrate 15 Years Ollarriaue Will and Jada Smith have proven to the world that being in Hollywood and mar ried is possible. The couple is celebrating 15 years together as a strong industry couple Will says the key to a successful mar riage is support "What's helped us is being supportive, he said. "No matter what the situation is. I'm so lucky to have someone like Jada. really an in credible woman, wife and mother. He loves that Jada is ab solutely hardcore, like she absolutely is unfazed by the weight and the pressures of life. She is so calm and cool WILL And JADA SMITH and easy in any situation. She can bear anything, and I just love that about her. While the world may cre ate its own reality of the cou ple, they have made family a priority and continue to fall deeper in love. Jada says that after 17 years with Will, her love has grown stronger Flavor Flav To Head To Coon Over Unpaid Child Support Flavor Flav is notorious for talking up his brood of children, but apparently he hasn t been taking care of all of them. The noted hype man is scheduled to go to court for failing to pay child support for 3 of his 7 offspring. The 53-year-old owes $1oo ooo to Angie Parker, the mother of the three chil dren The Albany, New York resident alleges that Flav has not paid his $837 monthl y installment in sev eral y ears. Parker's battle with the father of her children dates back to 2010 when a coliec tion agenc y came after him FLAVORFLAV for the then $63,458 bill. While he has been skip ping out on his financial du ties the New York native continues to work hard at business ventures. After clos ing down h i s chicken restau rant last y ear in March he opened the Flavor Flav's Hou s e of Flavor, in Las Vegas.


ntertainment 21 .. Is Bevonca Preunant .lllainil Terrence J Becomes Co-Host 01 El News TERRENCEJ Terrence J has landed him s elf a new gig. The media p e rsonality, born Terrence Jenkins, is leaving BETs 106 & Park in lieu of his growing acting career, and m i ght become the newest co-host of E! News. Jenkin's, who co-stars in the comedy Think Like A Man, posted a photo with host Giuliana Rancic on his Twitter page Thursday (May 24), and appeared on the program later in the evening. While he has yet to an nounce his official departure from BET, the proof is clearly in the pudding. BET is also keeping mum on whether or not he and Rocsi Diaz have thrown in the towel after seven years with the cable network. Lil wavne Bashes Pusha TOn Twiner ULWAYNE vs.PUSHAT Rapper Pusha T released his new single "Exodus 23:1" to rave reviews on so cial media and several music blogs The track appears to have upset fellow emcee Lil Wayne and the Cash Money rapper made his opinion known via Twitter: Lil' Wayne's tweet to Pusha T: "Some fans believe this was a response to what some critics are calling shots at Lil Wayne, Drake and Cash Money on "Exodus 23:1." Without directly call ing anyone by name. Coincidentally that's how the breakdown is for Drake's deal with Young Money, which is under neath Cash Money owned by Brian 'Birdman' Williams. Raz B Accuses Chris Brown, Rav J, And 'MaVbach 0' 01 Being Gav RAZB Former B2K member, Raz B is set to expose the likes of Omarion (a.k.a. Maybach 0), Chris Brown, Ray J, Bow Wow and anyone else he can think of-in his new book This Boy s Life. The 26-year-old will un v eil all the tawdry details of same-sex encounters both i nside and outside of his for m er g r oup Raz wastes no time throwing his one time group m e mber under the bus There were no girls; there were no breaks, and absolutely NO meat. Our diet was so strict that I remember passing out during re hearsals because of our heav ily restricted diet," he writes." ... Me and [J] Boog resisted the most. [iii] Fizz and Omari (Omarion) however seemed a lot easier to take advantage of. I sus pect it was because Fizz was so much younger and Omari was just gay He also had some choices words for Ray J. "Ray J was cool at first. I was under the impression that he wanted to help me. But just like with Whitney [Houston] he was just looking for someone to use. Ray J said that he was mad about how Chris did us and other artist, but Ray J just wanted airtime he con tinues. "Ray J made a diss song about Chris being ga y but that's the kettle calling the pot black. Blue Ivy Carter is not even six months old, but she may already be getting a sib ling. According to reports, Beyonce is a carrying her second child, due late this year. According to reports the Beyonce has stopped drinking and is taking folic acid a vitamin used to prevent birth defects. Being that the new mom just dropped 60-pounds and BEYONCE hit the stage in Atlantic City c: over the weekend, for her Z first set of performances since giving birth, getting N pregnant again may halt her professional plans. N On the flip side, Beyonce was secretly pregnant with baby Blue when she per formed a set of intimate shows at New York City's Highline Ballroom, so the idea of her doing concerts while carrying a child is not unfathomable. Gucci Mane Ordered To Pav $2101 Diamond Bill Gucci Mane was just mandated by a Georgia court to pay $270 000-plus to A&A Diamonds for precious jewelry that was loaned to him, but that he reportedly never gave back or paid for. The lawsuit contends that the rapper borrowed a $130,000 diamond pinky ring and a $uo,ooo dia mond-encrusted necklace. The diamond company gave Gucci, whose real name is Radric Davis, ei ther 15 days to return or pay for the lavish loaners. When his time was up, GUCCIMANE Gucci -reportedly not wanting to part with his pricey baubles only man aged to pull a mere $40,000 from his deep pockets, which was a deal breaker for A&A. The jewelry company filed their lawsuit against the 32year-old ni.pper and also "Tt threw in the cost of the jewb elry and attorney's fees plus :a interest, bringing the bill to $279.523 t/) Since the bad boy celeb, m who only a year ago was ordered to a psychiatric facilz ity, was a no-show for his court date, a default judgem ment was entered and a lien C: was placed on his property. z c: m r-c;; % m c m -t c: m t/) c c "Tt :::u 6 MON .......... $5 MONDAY 2-4-1 DRINKS TU ES T -BACK TUES WED ........... AMATURE NIGHT THURS SEXY THURSDAY FRI FREAKY FRIDAY SAT .GROWN FOLKS NlTES SUN GAME NITE FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, ETC. ..... 3001 N. HUWAKU AVt:. e IAMtJ'A, Fl e 813.254.7194 1111!1111 .... CD I )>


Funerals/Memoriams T"" The viewing will be held on W Friday, June 1 2012 at Aikens Z Funeral Home Chapel from 5-8 ::) p. m. Family and friends are ..., asked to meet at the church at >=' 1:45 p.m. for the services. <1: AIKENSFUNERALHOME c a: LL BABYTERRIA CLANTON Homegoing services for Baby Terria Lynette Clanton of Tampa, who passed away on May 29, 2012, will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Aikens Funeral Home, 2708 E. Dr. M. L. K. Jr. Blvd., Tampa at 11:30 a. m. Terria was born on May 12 2012 and passed away on May 29,2012. Terria leaves to cherish her memoires: loving parents, Kelsha and Billy Clanton; her twin brother, Billy Clanton, III; C her sisters, Kaylynn Noulilo and Ci: Brionna Clanton; her brothers, LL Kevonne Noulilo, Takis Clanton C and Ryan Clanton; her grandz parents, Dilbert and wife, c( Blackella, Vivian and Migdalia Santi-C and uncles, Demetre en IDIIIIO.::Ao;;Jua, Jermaine and wife, W Dilbert, Jr., Stacey and ::) Byron Henry, Mary Jo 1Candy and husMcKinney, Krista W Patty (Mark), Kalya > Ebony (Jovanni), Brit-W (Willie), and Shaun (Tony); C other grieving family memincluding: Sonya (Joseph), en Yvonne (great grand), :::::i J ., Kayla Hall (Wayne), ID G. Annette M., Tranisha ::) (Askia), Tanisha (Kenny), a.. Byron, Jr., Ezayvier, John, Aida Z (Alex), Ida (Andre) and Cassan i= dra; very close friends, Lem Harris, Bosnia (Harry), Fiona ..J and many others. ::) And special acknowledge ID ment to the staff at All Chil irl dren's Hospital (St. Pete) and St. z Joseph's Children's Hospital i= (Tampa). z Viewing will be held from W 10:30 11:30 a. m. en AIKENS FUNERAL HOME c( c a: 0 ..J LL. DONYSE HOUGH On Saturday, June 2"d at 1 p.m., a Memorial Service will be held for Donyse Victoria Nykole Hough. Ms. Hough was killed in an accident last Saturday that left two others injured. She was 19 years old. The service will be held at ':!True Holiness Church, 3800 ... North Nebraska Avenue h l.. .Uh .. MRS. MARY ELLA CARTER CURETON Home going services for Mrs. Mary Ella Carter Cureton of Tampa who passed away, on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, 2 p. m. at 29th Street Church of Christ, 3310 N. 29th Street, with Brother Perry Johnson, officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Mary Ella Carter Cureton was born to the late Willie and Inez Carter of Tampa, on September 26, 1923. She was the eldest of six children and was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Carter and Harold Carter. Mary graduated from the public schools of Hillsborough County. She moved to Jacksonville, FL, for nurse training at the Brewster Hospital of Nursing. She later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to continue specialized training at the Philadelphia Women's Hospital School of Nursing. She later pursued additional nursing and medical training at the Community College of Philadelphia and Temple Uni versity. Mary accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at an early age and remained a faithful and dedicated member of the Church of Christ in Philadelphia and Tampa. She was married to the late Fred Douglas Cureton, a native of Union, South Carolina, for 27 years. During this union, a daughter, Gigail Helen Cureton, was born in 1961 in Philadelphia. For 25 years, Mary worked as an operating room nurse and surgical technician at the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. This was her last place of employment prior to retirement. On December 21, 2004, after years of enjoying her retirement in Philadelphia, she moved back to Florida to be near her two children, Henry Issac Gyden and Gigail Helen Cureton. During her last years, Mary also provided care and comfort to her sister, Dorothy C. York. Mary loved talking to people and giving advice. Her mother wit and wisdom were among her most enduring qualities. She was a creative person who loved baking cakes, arts and crafts and sewing. However, Mary was best known for expressing her creative talent in ceramics, a hobby she perfected with her dear friend, Dorothy Dawkins, who preceded her in death. On May 22, 2012, the Lord called Mary home after a lengthy illness and hospitalization. Mary leaves to cherish her loving memories: children, Henry Gyden (Evelyn) of Tampa, and Gigail Cureton of Washington, D. C.; brother, William Carter of Seat Pleasant, Maryland; sisters, Dorothy C. York of Tampa, and Midred C. Jones of Lancaster, California; aunt, Genevieve Smith of Ft. Lauderdale; grandsons, Henry G. Gyden, Esq. and Adrian Gyden (Antricia) of Tampa; great-granddaughter, Daesha Gyden of Tampa; great-grandson, Arlen Gyden of Tampa; goddaughter, Patricia Dawkins of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, loving church family in Philadelphia and Tampa, and many women who claim Mary as a second mom. MR. CHARLES L. DENNIS Home going services for Mr. Charles L. Dennis of Tampa, who passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012, will be held Sat urday, June 2nd, 11 a. m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Andrew Atkinson officiating. Charles L. Dennis was baptized under Rev. A. Bell of Union Baptist Church in Dunnellon, FL. He enjoyed writing, poetry and enjoying his fellow man. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert C. and Fannie M. Dennis; grandparents, Rev. Thomas and Lillie M. Williams. He leaves to cherish fond and loving memories: wife, Julia A. Dennis; sisters, Debo r&h Blanford and Tara Jones; aunt, Dorothy Spann; uncle, William L. Williams; nieces, Alexis Dennis, Daphnie Jones, Jahari Blanford and Caryn Leslie; nephews, Horace Blanford, Dominic Blanford, Donald Leslie, Ronald Leslie and Jason Mcintyre; cousins, Jessie L., Mann, Herman and Ronnie Mann, Marilyn Terrell, Bettie Fussell and Loretta Cambridge; brothers-in-law, Ronnie and Alphonso Leslie; best friend and godbrother, Tony Dudley, best friend Charles Morris, and godson, Tony Dudley, Jr.; and a host of other relatives and friends. The friends and family are asked to meet at the Chapel on Saturday for the service. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM FOR WILLAM. WILSON 6/2/32-3/21/95 Your smile, your wisdom, your warmth, your dedication and your love are a few of the things that are still felt and cherished by those who will always remember you! MRS. SANDRA L.HALL Home going services for Mrs. Sandra Hall ofTampa, who passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, will be held Satur day, June 2nd, 11 a. m. at Greater Friendship M. B. Church, 3325 East Emma Street, with Rev. Madison Murray, pas tor officiating. Interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Sandra was born October 20, 1941 and loved sewing. She was preceded in death by husband, Paul Hall, parents, Charlie Bryant, Sr. and Florence Bryant; other deceased relatives Charles Bryant, Jr. -Donald and Anthony Bryant. She leaves to cherish fond and loving memories: children, Shannon E. Bryant, Joseph Hall and Paula L. Hall; grandchildren, Antwan, Katrina, Alicia, Shauna, Joseph Hall, Jr., and Aquira Hall; brothers, Ronnie Owens and Russell Bryant; sisters, Barbara Bryant, Elaine Bryant and Regina Mebane (William); cousins, Linda Copeland (James); and a host of other cousins relatives and friends. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, June 1st, from 5-8 p.m. The friends and family are asked to meet at the Church on Saturday for the service. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM PEARLIEMAE MELVIN "You See It" Today I live, yesterday you died. Oh how I miss you, oh how I cried. This year makes 3 that you left me, years that is, and a billion tears. What more can I say, on this day, but I love you and miss you. Anthony and Marian, and the rest of the gang. Happy birthday. MRS. BERTHA LEE LATTA Home going services for Mrs. Bertha Lee Latta ofTampa, who passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012, will be held Friday, June 1st, 11 a.m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel, 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, with Rev. Charlie Westbrookes, Jr., officiating. Interment will be in Rest haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Bertha was a devout Christian and enjoyed cooking, shopping, taking care of others and fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Latta; daughters, Betty Melton and Alberta Gordon; son, Hamp Calhoun; parents, John Smiley (Kallie), Smiley Cole; sister, Minerva Alexander and granddaughter, Raynell Latta. She leaves to cherish fond and loving memories daughter, Barbara Conage; son, Chatz Latta; and son-in-law, Willie Conage; grandchildren, Katrina, Sherica, William (Keshia), William and Monique Conage, Tommie Lee, Sharon Derwin (Earl), Willis, Valena, Reginald (Linda) and Terrance Reeves, Ronald Marshall (Charlene), Eugene Gilbert, Shawn Condry (Andrew), Coronica Calhoun, Reynaldo and Tiffany Gordon; great grandchildren, Marissa and Ronald Marshall, Jr. Jazmine, Janae, Precious, Callie, Nehemiah and Jayden Conage, Sherell and Herbert Christopher, Willeshia and Zykettia Coachman, Ebony Hamilton, Brittany Howie, Caitlin Condry, Tavaris Taylor, Jerrell Latta and Antoniesha Staten; niece, Diane Young; nephews, Albert and Calvin Alexander; cousin, Willie Smi ley; and a host of other relatives and special friends, Earl {Willie Mae) Lane, Trudie Mae Willis, Alonzo Glover, Ronald Mathis, Reginald Roach and the Davis Family. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Thursday, May 31st, from 4-7 p.m. The friends and family are asked to meet at the Chapel on Friday for the service. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME BURIAL INSURANCE Funerala Coat bttween $7,000 and $10,000. Protect Younelf Today. Cell Now For Your FREE In Holle Quote. Plans Starting At Only $20.00 Per Month


Funerals/Memoriam MR. ANTHONY JEROME LOVETI Home going Celebration for Mr. Anthony Jerome Lovett, who departed this earthly life on May 25, 2012, will be held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11:30 a. m., at First Baptist Church of Progress Village, 8722 Progress Blvd., Tampa, with Pastor Teacher, Dr. Sam. Maxwell, offi ciating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Anthony Jerome Lovett was born January 24, 1947 in Tampa to his loving parents, Virgil and O'Letha Lovett. Anthony at tended Blake High School of Tampa. He was a realtor, an avid bowler, and enjoyed many sports and spending time with family and friends. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was a faith ful member of The First Baptist Church of Progress Village, until his failing health would no longer permit. Anthony departed this earthly life on Friday, May 25, 2012 to answer the call of his Heavenly Father and rest from the toils of sickness, pain and sorrow. He leaves to cherish pre cious memories with his loving wife and caregiver, Jacqueline; son, Marshall Myrick and. wife Katrina; grandchildren, Mar shall Myrick, Jr., Desmond Myrick, Marshana Harris, Mar shavia Myrick, Marquita Myrick, and Aaron Freeman; step children, Lawanda Tarver and Theron White; step grand children, Shaneka Groom, Jam era Tarver, Jameria Tarver, and Jakyra Tarver; 3 sisters-in-law, 1 brother in law, a host of cousins and other sorrowing relatives and friends. The remains will repose from 5-8 p.m., Friday, June 1 2012 at Aikens Funeral Home, 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, 33610. The fanilly and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME Home going services for Mr. Paul Badger, who passed away on May 21, 2012, will be a held Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 11 A. M., at Christ United Methodist Church, 3304 East Columbus Drive, Tampa, 33605, with Pas tor Aaron Wilds, officiating. In terment will be private. following the committal. Paul Badger was born in Tampa. He attended the grade schools ofTampa, Hillsborough County. Mr. Badger was preceded in death by his wife, Maritza; par ents, Paul and Francis Badger; and a sister, Ella Mae Badger. He leaves to cherish his memory, a sister, Yvette Badger (Jesse); a brother, Mack (Annie) Badger, all of Tampa; three aunts, Maggie Watson, Pearl Harris Moore (William), Brenda McGill Williams (Eddie); three uncles, Joe Williams (Juliette) of Savan nah, Georgia, Harold Harris, Sr. (Corra), of Tampa, and Willie Williams of Savannah, Georgia; 2 nieces, Crystal and Rose of Tampa; 3 nephews, Armando Badger, Matthew Badger, and James Jones, all of Tampa; a host of cousins and other relatives and friends. Friends attending the home going celebration are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10:45 A.M. on Saturday. There will be no visitation this Friday evening for Mr. Paul Badger. A HARMON BURIAL. A MEMORIAM FOR SIIONDRA 'UNDY' MOORE Sllrlse: JIIIII'J16,1962 Sllllslt: ... 31, 2116 6LongYears A smile can hide the sad ness, a tear can be wiped away, But the heartache of losing you will never go away. We celebrate your life today, missing you in every way. Precious memories of you will live within our hearts forever. We love you! Your loving fantily: Chucky, Chuck, the Gants and Moores. I Jackson I MRS. VERDELL OWENS Celebration of life for Mrs. Verdell Owens, who passed away May 27, 2012, in a local healthcare facility, will be held Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 11 a. m. at Faith Temple Church Of God, 1609 E. New Orleans Av enue, Bishop Eddie L. Solomon, pastor, and Minister Jerry Mid dleton of Heart Of Mercy Com munity Church of Nazareth, officiating. Interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Owens was born Feb ruary 15, 1933, in Burnt Corn, Alabama. She was educated in the Monroe County School Sys tem. She moved to Tampa in 1970, where she resided until her demise. She was preceded in death by: her mother, Viola Gross; fa ther,JippyDees; sister, Mildred Middleton; brothers, Dan Washington and Willie Gross; and a dear friend, Leroy Sanders. She leaves to cherish her passing: Howard Sanders, whom she loved as a son; 6 nephews, Herbert Middleton, Dave Middleton, Clarence Mid. dleton, Terry Middleton' (Sharon), and dedicated and loving minister, Jerry Middle ton (Daphney), all of Orlando, and William Middleton, At lanta, GA; 2 nieces, Pamela Mc Neal, Pensacola, FL, and Costella Middleton-Paige, Or lando; 7 great nephews and 8 great nieces; 2 loving cousins, Mary Hawkins and George Hicks, both of Tampa; devoted friends, Yvonne Nathan, Bar bara Jenkins and Gloria Moore; and a host of sorrowing family and friends. Visitation will be Friday, June 1, 2012, at Jackson Fu neral Home, 4605 N. 34th Street, Tampa, 33610, from 6-8 p.m. Fantily and friends are asked to assemble at the church (Faith Temple Church Of God), 1609 E. New Orleans Avenue, at 10:45 a. m. for the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Jackson Funeral Home. "A JACKSON SERVICE" MRS. JESSIE MAE HOLLEY Ms. Jessie Mae Holley "Momma Butch" passed away May 24, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 11 a. m. at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 405 North Oregon Av enue, with Dr. Henry J. Lyons officiating. Interment will fol low in Orange Hill Cemetery. Ms. Holley was born in Crys tal River, Florida as the only child of James Roberts and Lilly Mae Thomas. She later moved t9 Tampa where she worked as a housekeeper and home maker. Her love for people led her to open her home to many friends and strangers who found themselves with nothing to eat or no where to stay. She leaves a 6o year legacy of feed ing and sheltering the down trodden. She was preceded in death by her son, Clarence Thomas Hoard and leaves loving and fond memories with daughter, Sylvia Salter; granddaughters, Abeba Salter-Woods; Joyce (Bernard) Bostick; ex-husband, James Arthur Holley and wife Lila; adopted son, Rudolph (Rose) Jones; adopted daugh ter, Gloria McCray; cousins, Robert Lee (Georgia) Thomas, Annie Mae Larkin, Leo Thomas, Charles Thomas, Dennis Thomas, Wayne Thomas, David Thomas, Freddie Mae Thomas, Jerry Thomas, Cynthia (Ken neth) Pitts, Labron (Christine) Reddick, Carolyn (Jeft) Morris, Kevin Reid, Gregory Kirk; friends, James Robinson, Ben Williams, Fullwood, lloyd Thomas, James Sanders, Tommie Todd, Johnny Stanley, Renee Jones, Diane Graham, Kelvin Clem, Alvin Hampton, Mario Butts, Shawn Bynum, Keith Vann, Shea Williams and Lula Pearl Sanders, who served as a friend and caretaker. The remains will repose from 5 p. m.-8 p. m. on Friday, June 1, 2012. The family will re ceive friends from 7 p.m.-8p.m. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & North-ern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com IN lOVING MEMORY lAWRENCE VERNON WILLIAMS 'GG' August 25, 1950 -May6,2012 Loved and missed by: Pa tricia (George) Heath, Elrie D. Pressley, Bryce (Anna Marie) Mattox; and the en tire family. MR. BOBBY J. BROWN Home going Celebration for Mr. Bobby J. Brown of Tampa, who departed from this life on Saturday, May 26, 2012, will be held Saturday, June 2 2012 at 11 A.M. at Hope of Shiloh Commu nity Church, 3910 E. Conover Street, Tampa, 33610 with the Pastor, Elder Robert Benn, offi ciating. Interment will be made on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Julian Brown, Sr. and Viola Brown, and brother, William Brown. "TT r-0 Fond and loving memories will remain with his long time companion, Wanda Jackson; children, Sherri Jackson and friend, Johnnie Parker; Chasity Jackson-Bryant and husband, Marlon; Pamela Brown-Tucker and husband, Aaron Brown and Mario Brown; 12 grandchildren, Aaron Cooper, Kamren Howell, Mia Spann, Dejah Brown, Michael, Tristan, Donovan, Charmaine, Tray, Traia, Ciera, and Mario, Jr.; 1 great grand child, Jeremiah; sisters and "tJ brothers, Carolyn Brown-Tann, C James Brown and wife, Robin; aJ Evelyn Britt-Long and Julian B. C Brown, Jr.; a host of nieces, en nephews and other sorrowing :X: relatives and friends who in-m elude a devoted friend, Doyle C Austin. m Mr. Brown was born on Feb;ii mary 15, 1939 in Ahoskie, North ::0 Carolina and was a resident of < Tampa for the past 31 years. He -t was educated in the public C schools in Ahoskie, North Car-m olina. Mr. Brown served three years in the United States Army ::J:II! and was honorably discharged. ;.c He was a member of Hope of )> Shiloh Community Church. Z :!! c )> en m z :::! z m r-aJ c rr m :::! z Mr. Brown was employed by C J. C. Penney Distribution Center "TT and retired in 1990. :!! There will be a viewing from C 5:009:00P.M. and the family will receive friends from 6-7 P. "" M. Friday, June 2, 2012 at Wil son Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, 33605. Friends are asked to assemble at the church at approximately 10:45 A. M. Saturday for the service. "A WILSON SERVICE www-wilson-funeralliome.com


Nr--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Funerals/Memoriams MR. BERRY CHEATHAM, JR. Home going Celebration for Mr. Berry Cheatham, Jr. of Tampa, who passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, will be held Saturday, June 2 2012 at 2 P. M. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 4008 E Dr. C P. Epps Drive (40th Street & Cayuga) with the pastor, Rev Michael White, officiating. In terment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Ceme tery. Mr. Cheatham was preceded in death by his parents, Berry Cheatham, Sr. and Fleeta Ket terer-Cheatham; 2 brothers, > James Cheatham and Charles c( Cheatham; and 1 sister, Georgia C MaeSmith. a: He leaves to cherish fond and lL loving memories with: his 4 chilO dren, Valerie Cheatham, Tampa, Z CarolYn (Rick) Hamilton, Amerc:'( icus, Georgia, Danny M. (Feli cia) Cheatham, Clearwater, and C Yvette_Davis; 8 grandchildren, en Eric Payne, Ira Gibbons, w Demetrius Harper, Felithia ::J Cheatham, Landon Cheatham, 1Martici a Cheatham, Channie > Gamble and Cedvia Davis; a host a: of great grandchildren; 1 sister, W Mary Cheatham, Tampa; 1 iij brother, Willie (Georgia) 0 Cheatham, Fayetteville, Geor W gia; nieces, nephews, cousins J: and other sorrowing relatives and friends. Mr. Cheatham was born in al Hazlehurs t 6eorgia on April12, ::J 1932 to the parentage of Berry ll. Cheatham, Sr. and Fleeta Ket z terer-Cheatham. Mr. Cheatham i= was a graduate of Hazlehurst W High School, Hazlehurst, Georj gia. He had resided in the ::J .Tampa Bay area for a number of ID years. He was an employee of : .. Cargill Chemical Plant and re. .tired after 39 years of service. The remains will repose on SaturdAy, June 2, 2012 from 1ffi' 2 p. m. at Mt. Olive Missionary en Baptist church. Friends are asked to assemble at the church at approximately 1:45 p.m. Saturday. a: "A Wilson Service" g www.wiJson-funeralhome.com lL MR. WILLIE DAVIS, SR., Graveside services for Mr. Willie Davis, Sr. ofTampa, who passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012, will be held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, 4615 E. Hanna Av enue, Tampa, Florida 33610 with Pastor Isaiah Baity, offici ating. Interment will follow. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late James and Clara Davis; wife, Nellie Davis; grandson, Cedric Davis; granddaughter, Orra Davis. He leaves to cherish fond and loving memories: 4 daughters, Gloria DaVis Ball; Clara Davis Cofield, Wilhemenia Lockett (Ruben); Geraldine Bulmer, all of Tampa; 2 sons, James Davis of Long Beach, CA; and Willie Davis, Jr. ofTampa; 8 grand children, Bridgett Roseboro, Alphonso Ball, ill, Rhonda Flowers (Terrell), Reginald Davis all of Tampa; Dwayne Lockett of New Market, MD, Reshard Ball, Keldrick Lockett, Brittany Farquharson (Tony) all of Tampa; 2 nieces, Blend ina Camel, Cheryl Stukes (William) of Tampa; 16 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; a devoted friend, David Johnson of Balti more, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews and other sorrowing relatives and friends. Mr. Davis was a native of Tampa. He was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County. Mr. Davis served in the United States Navy during World War U. Prior to retire ment, he was a truck driver There .will be viewing from 5-9 P.M. Friday, .June 1c, 2012 at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, 336o5. Friends are asked to assem ble at the cemetery at approxi mately 11:45 A.M. Saturday for the service. "A WD..SON SERVICE" www-wilson-funeralbome.com CRISIS PRICES LFD.813 626-8600 JAMES HARMON LFD 5002 N. 40th Street Tampa, Florida 33810 301 North Howard Avenue Tampo, FL 33606 .. -------------l Adam& i Jennings i -------------PASTOR SEAN RANIESCOTT Pastor Sean Ranie Scott, 40, was born on June 11, 1971, in Bangkok, Thailand. He passed away on May 27, 2012. Pastor Scott resided in Tampa, with his wife, Sharon Scott. He was the proud pastor of Divine Fellowship Baptist Church for three solid years. He is survived by: his mother, Saart Malone; wife, Sharon Scott; tWo children, Victoria Scott and Sean R. Scott, Jr.; brothers, Darrell Scott, Michael Malone and Allen Malone; sis ter, Sophia Jackson; grand-mother, Helen Scott; mother-in-law, Kathlyne Souder; sister-in-law, Michelle Stimpson (Richard); and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many special friends. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 11 a. m. at Spring Hill Mission ary Baptist Church, immediately followed by the burial at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements by Adam And Jennings Funeral Home, 6900 North Nebraska Ave., Tampa, 33604, (813) 237 ADAM AND JENNINGS FUNERAL HOME IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED MOTHER NELL C. PUGH July 26, 1,932June 1, 2011 We cannot believe a year has come already since you have been gone with the Lord. You are truly missed daily. We will always remem ber that special smile, that caring heart and warm em brace you gave us all. We will always remem ber you, Mother and all the love yo'u had for us. You will always be in our hearts. You have been there for all of us, no matter what, putting us first in your life, But, now; you are resting in God's hands in very good care. we all meet again, forever in our hearts. Love, your children, grandchil dren, family and friends. REMEMBERING 'POPS' HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLES EDWARD ROBINSON June3n1 For the beautiful memories of all your birthdays. Forever in our hearts. Love, your children, grands, great grands, sisters, brothers and the Robinson family. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLES EDWARD ROBINSON 'ROBB' .June a .. Four months without you, I prayed you would stay for your birthday. Somehow I knew you had to so, it broke my heart in so many pieces, the hurt no one will ever know. rm thankful you have a new home to celebrate your birthday, where there is no more heartache, sickness or pain. Home with the Heavenly Father, with everything to gain. Happy birthday my love. Your wife, Alliene Maddox Robin son. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY FREDDIE BROOKS, SR. Freddie we miss you. Love, John Brooks and family. II MEMORIAM CHELON 'LEE' LEWIS 6-3 Love and miss you. Wife, Lula Lewis, family and friends.


Crime Suspect Charged In Murder 01 Universitv 01 Tampa Student In a news conference W ednesday, Tampa Police Ch i ef, Jane Castor a n n ounced that a suspect had been charged with the 2009 murder of a University of Tampa student. David Earl Williams, Jr., 22, is already in jail serv i ng a 15-year sentence on rob bery, burglary, firearm theft, and grand theft charges, was charged with first-degree murder. According to Chief Castor, Williams had been identified as a person of interest within the first two weeks of the investigation through interviews. Over the next year, detectives made progress in the case, but did not have enough evidence for an arrest. Chief Castor said tips from the j ail played a critical rol e in helping to solve the c a se. On Ma y 23 rd, detectives went to the South Florida R e c e p tion Center, where Williams was serving his se n te nce for crimes he com m itted day s after McCall's mu r der. D e t ec tives said during an int ervi e w Williams admitted he confronted McCall and a nother man at the base of th e Holt singer Bridge on Nort h Boulevard, and admit-DAVID WILLIAMS, JR. charged with 2009 murder of Ryan McCall ted hitting the second victim in the head with his firearm and robbing him of a cell phone and a wallet. Williams also confessed to going through the pockets of both victims, but claimed a second man shot and killed McCall. Detectives do not have any evidence that a second person was involved in the crime, but it' s still an acti v e investigation. Williams will be transported to Tampa to face first d e g r e e murder, armed robbery and attempted armed. robbery charges. According to records, Williams was released from prison on July 23, 2009 after serving a 9 -month sentence in a Jackson Coun ty prison on a Man savs He Will Serve 35-Year Sentence Belore He Snitches Joshua Coleman, 30, said no to a jury trial for a 2007 murder, but during his sentencing Wednesday, he told JOSHUA Judge Usa COLEMAN Campbell h e declined the jury trial b e cause he is a man of honor and h e "ain't no snitch. I'm going to die a man of integri ty. Coleman was arrested n 2010 on the day of his pend ing r e lease from a Lake City prison for armed robbery. He had completed a 3-year term. While serving his time, wit nesses reportedly came forward in an unsolved 2007 murder at a park in Port Tampa. The victim, Tedrick Maynard, 26, was found shot to d e ath at that location At his sentencing for sec-ond-degree murder Wednesday, Coleman reportedly apologized to his mother, and said if he had faced a jury, he'd have gotten a life sentence for a murder he didn't commit. By not identifying the true killer, Coleman said he would go to prison with his head h eld high. Three Robberv Suspects Being Sought The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office is asking for assistance in identifying three suspects caught on sur veillance video during an armed robbery. On May 23th at 10:47 p. m. deputies said three sus:.. pects entered the New China R estaurant, 775 Dr. Martin Luthe r King, Jr. Boulevard j ust before closing. Two of the suspects were reportedly armed with handguns. Deputies said the suspects demanded money, and after the victims complied, the suspects fled. The suspects are described as Black males appearing to be in their late teens weigh ing 150 pounds, and standing between s w and 6 feet tall. RYAN MCCAIJ.. ... killed during an armed robbery. charge of obstructing a fire exit. Twenty-seven days later on August 19, 2009, Williams allegedly robbed McCall and his friend, Michael Harahan. McCall was killed during the robbery. Then 11 days later on August 30, 2009, Williams commit ted a strong armed robbery, and two days later an armed burglary and a second burglary. A day later Williams was arrested for the strong armed robbery and both bur glaries On May 5, 2010, Williams was sent to the Lake Correctional Institute, but was later moved to the South Florida Reception Center for discipline problems. Be On Alen For ScamAnists This is a surveillance photo of a man and woman suspected of being scam artists. Tampa Police detectives are asking for help in identifying two suspects who scammed approximately $6o,ooo from four victims in Tampa over the last two months. In all four cases, the suspects approached an elderly female and offered to split money they found with the victim. The suspects convinced each victim to give them cash. from their personal bank accounts in order to receive a portion of the found money. Once the transaction was completed, the suspects took the victim's money and fled There appears to be four dif ferent suspects, but the victims are always approached by a .man and woman. Detectives are currently investigating similar cases that have occurred in Polk County, Hillsborough County, and Daytona Beach, involving the same suspects. The suspects in one case were described as an African American male and female. ., :a 6 Ranier Drum Maior From Tampa Charged With Hazing c.. c: z m Dante Martin, 25, a Florida A&M University band drummer from Tampa, is fac ing a hazing charge for a sepa rate incident that left a female drummer too woozy to perform. Martin was president of the Marching 100's Bus C, where Robert Champion was beaten to death. Martin is the 14th member of the band to be charged with felony or misdemeanor haz ing. Martin has not been arrested, but is facing a charge of misdemeanor hazing, pun ishable by up to a year in jail. According to reports, Martin declined to provide a statement about what happened on Bus C with Robert Champion. The charge against Martin involves an incident that occurred on their way to the Citrus Bowl. DANTE MARTIN Beach, said she was riding on Bus C from the band's hotel to the stadium. She said Martin told her to go to the back of the bus to the "hot seat." ., In the "hot seat," they put a 0 blanket over your head, and :!! start beating you, Harden C reported. Woozy from the l> beating, Harden blanked out at the stadium and couldn t Z perform. ::::! Martin is studying psychology. r Fourlh Suspect In Soldier's According to investigators, Requesta Harden, 21, a drummer from Pompano Anack Surrenders To Police On Tuesday, the fourth sus pect being sought in the beat ing of a soldier turned himself in at the Orient Road Jail. 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FLORIDA SENTINEL FRIDAY. JUNE 1 2012 B It took more than 10 years for Mrs. Normita Jeffery to release a new CD. However, her audience was waiting patiently because the CD is climbing the charts. "I've been pleased with the response, which shows me that we really miss smooth jazz in this area. I'm still celebrating because the CD is making major noise in the United Kingdom. It is currently #6 on the Top 30 Soul Charts," Mrs. Jeffery said. She created the jazz band known as Lady Fingers more than 20 years ago. She credits corporate America with giv ing her the courage to do it. A Tampa native, Mrs. Mrs. Jeffery says, "I' m the fingers, she's the flavor." Adding to the mix are Basil Powell, lead guitarist, wbo has been with Mrs. Jeffery for several years, and drum mer James Norman rounds out the quartet. The CD features 10 new songs, eight of which Mrs. Jeffery wrote. She said it also contains two cover songs, "People Make The World Go Round and "You Know How To Love Me." She worked with local Producer Chris Spencer, who provided a fresh approach to the music. Local artist Allen Sams is credit with mixing, mastering, and engineering. Jeffery said she began taking piano lessons at the age of seven. After graduating from Middleton High School she enrolled at Florida A & M University. She graduated with a B. S. Degree in Music Education, with an emphasis on Piano Performance. NJ Lady Fingers is climbing the chart with its new release, "This Is What It Is." Mrs. Jeffery is married to Timothy Jeffery and is the mother of two daughters. She wrote one of the songs about her only grandchild, entitled "JaylaBaby." Then she decided the time had come to move in a different direction and she entered the corporate world. "Corporate America caused me to step out on faith and do my music." She began by picking up jobs on the weekends. She decided on the name Lady Fingers because she plays the piano, and she is a lady. Then, she met another lady, talented vocalist Sonja Wise. Although the number of members in the band have risen and fallen, she and Ms. Wise have been constant, performing together for more than 20 years. Of the duo, Mrs. Jeffery said she cares for her mother, Mrs. Bessie Rodriguez, and enjoys writing music. Holds co Release Panv The Fox Jazz Cafe was the location where members of Lady Fingers Jazz Quartet decided to host the release of their new CD on May 16th. Entitled, "This Is What It Is," the new CD is the features the talents of Mrs. Normanita Jeffery, pianist and founder of Lady Fingers, Ms. Sonja Wise, vocalist, Basil Powell, lead guitarist, and drummer James Norman. (Photograph by Sylvester Harris.) Lady Fingers vocalist Sonja Wise, left, and founder, Nonnita Jeffery are shown with Marlon Boone, who plays the saxophone, is in the center. Barbara Griffin and Sylvester Pinkney were among those attending the CD release. Members of N.J. Lady Fingers are from left to right: James Norman, Sonja Wise, vocalist, Raven Gilgeous, background vocalist, Kelli Garden, background vocalist, Normita Jeffery, founder, and Basil Powell. Lady Flame, Radio Host of FM 88.5, left and Alicia K, of FM 94.1 Jazz attended the release party. ,., ; .. ;\ f \1' / I I ( Mr. and Mrs. Andre (Brenda) Walker attended the CD Release Party. The Jeffery family members are from left to right: Leslie, Normita, Andrea, and Timothy Jeffery attended the CD Release Party. Some of those attending the CD Release Party were from left to right: Patsy, Cynthia, who was celebrating her birthday, Ana, and Brenda.


Healthcare Professional savs Passion 'Is A Call On Mv lite' Q a: LL. BYTAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer The name Estrellita is Spanish for "little star." That may explain why Estrellita Berry has remained a bright fixture throughout East and West Tampa for more than two decades, changing the men tal, physical and emotional health of men, women and children along the way. She's known around town as "Lo" Berry and got her name Estrellita from the Hispanic midwife who helped deliver her in Ybor City. For 25 years, she has worked as a passionate advocate insuring healthcare for the underserved "This is a call on my life," Berry admits. "I' d been in the mental health field for years, working with severely emotional, physically and sexually abused children. I got tired of seeing so many abused kids at what appeared to be a point of no return." Berry thought if she could change the course of a parent's life, she would inevitably make a difference in a child's life. She is President of REACH UP, Incorporated; a nonprofit agency that helps communi ties gain equality in health care. REACHUP's primary focus is residents in zip codes 33602, 33603, 33605 and3361o. One of the federally funded services she oversees is the Central Hillsborough County Healthy Start Project. "Babies born too small, too soon is the num ber one cause of infant mor tality," she explains. "I think the biggest change we've seen is a reduction in preterm births in African American women who are participants in our proLOBERRY gram." One of her proudest moments was the communi ty's rally of support for her efforts to push for the passing of House Bill 1259. Support from State Senator Arthenia Joyner and Sta te Representative Betty Reed lead then-Governor Charlie Christ to approve a onetime one million dollar allocation of funds to inves tigate a statewide increase in infant mortality in 2005. Berry says research con firmed Black mothers across the state were dealing with numerous chronic illnesses long before getting pregnant and giving birth. Those findings led Berry and her staff to redirect their focus to preconception and pre vention health care. Today, Berry spends countless hours seeking additional funding to con tinue to improve the social and economic development of underserved communi ties. She is a strong advo cate of health care reform and is committed to ensuring people clearly understand its benefits. She is also working to get people to better understand the importance of male involve ment in terms of health and preconception care. "It's statistically proven that the birth weight of a baby is better when the father is involved from the onset. When men are involved there are a lot o f positive outcomes. Academic performance is better; children are less like ly to go to prison. Berry hopes to retire in five years, but before that happens, she'd like to increase her staff from 27 to 100, with the majority of those new hires consisting of residents in underserved communities. Berry is a 1973 graduate of King High School and earned degrees in Clinical Psychology, Education, Mental Health and Community Counseling. She and husband Dr. George E. Berry are members of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church and are the parents of one son, 31-year-old Aaron L. Berry. Middleton Robotics Team Honored At luncheon Mrs. Rosemary Edwards Buchanan, Parent and Community Liaison Specialist, restaurant owners, Tony and Connie Leung, Stanley Leung, and Middleton Principal Owen Young are shown at the luncheon for the Middleton High School Robotics World Championship Team. (Photograph by Sylvester Harris). Chef Tommy, of the Yummy House Restaurant, shown with Mrs. Colbourne-Bullard, Human Resource Manager of Sanwa Growers, Inc. (Photograph by Sylvester Harris). BY IRIS B.HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week, the Middleton High School Masquerade Robotics Team was the guests of honor at a congratulatory '9 luncheon. The team was bon N ored for their capture of the World Championship of the 2012 First Tech Challenge last month in St. Louis, Missouri. The students, along with their parents of the team members robotic instructor, Mrs. Kathy Freriks, Lead Teacher, Magnet Counselor, Principal Owen Young, Ms. Kim Moore, Assistant Principal of the Magnet Program, and Mrs. Rosemary Edwards Some members of the Middleton High School Robotics Masquerade Robotics World Champion team who attended the luncheon are from left to right: Adam Ward, Freshman; D'Angelo Jeanmarie, Sophomore; Cory Kinney, Freshman; Jason Howard, Sophomore; Team Captain Tyler Keene, Freshman; Carson Wolf, Senior, Team Mentor; Brian Neuman, Sophomore; and Mrs. Kathy Freriks, Lead Teacher for Magnet Programs at Middleton High School. Not shown in the photograph are Lauren Slack, freshman, Jonathan Moore, freshman, and Nicholas Jimenez, who is a sophomore. (Photograph by Sylvester Harris) Buchanan attended the luncheon at Yummy House Restaurant on East Hillsborough Avenue. Mrs. Buchanan said, "We were very excited to receive the phone call from Donna ColbourneBullard, informing us that the owners personally invited the team to lunch." The owners of the restau rant are Tony and Connie Leung. Mrs. ColbourneBullard is the Human Resource Manager of Sanwa Growers, Inc. Mrs. Buchanan is the Parent and Community Liaison Specialist. Ms. Freriks is the Lead Teacher for the Magnet Program First Tech Challenge Team. The Masquerade Team won the State Championship in February, which qualified them for the World Championship in April. During the 3 final matches, the Masquerades won 2 of the 3 matches. Masquerade was the best in a field of 128 teams from the United States, China, Romania, the Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Australia and Saudi Arabia. There are 2,100 First Tech Challenge teams in the world. However, only 128 qualified to compete in the world games. The 12-member team is made up of freshmen and sophomores set a world record of 869 points. The previous world record was 591 points. Middleton has 3 First Tech Challenge teams and all 3 qualified to compete at the Florida State Championships in February. It was held at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Mrs. Buchanan said tha t the Sanwa Growers, Inc. ar e business partners with the school. She cultivated the partnership three years ago. She also stated that she con siders herself very fortunate that the Leungs have taken a leadership role in the com munity and the school. They have been very generously of their time and money for our students needs several times, including the donation of net book laptop computers and 200 Scientific and graphic calculators for the mathematics department." Mrs. Buchanan requested any business that would like to become a business partner with the school to contact her at (813) 233-3360, or email rosemary.bucbanan@sdhc.kl


"TT I Hauuv Binhdav I lfs Almost over ORA D. FEDRICK Happy 84th birthday Mom. With lots oflove from your daugh ter, Gail and Joe; and grandkids, Gina, Andes, CJ, Dariyana, and Shadara. MR. AND MRS. JOSEPH To all who are against us, stop guessing because now you see we are officially married. look At us Nowlll COLUMBO GRUBBS, JR. June7 I never used a pencil and a ruler, but I'm not a fool, but I can mend broken hearts. THE JOSEPHS Happy birthday, Javonni. Love, mom and family Happy birthday, from London and friends. SAMAKAFATBOY c: z m ...... When a real dude is gone, will they miss me? But y'all don t have to though because I'm coming back like I left something with or without you. They can t stop me even if they stopped me up top, 4-way stand up, it's my birthday. 0 Teamlove I just want to give all the praise and glory to God who has let me see 23 years of life. He has inspired and strengthened me to take care of my son and become the lovely woman I am today. I never could have made it without you, thank you. Happy birthday to me, Yolo. c :J> en m z m r-aJ c: r r m :::! z ., c: m r-u; z m c m < m ::0 < -4 c: m en c :J> z c


utYou! w z .., >= ic( 11--------:-:::.....1 c a: u. c a: u. LE'VADRE LEON THOMAS Congratulations to our son, Le'Vadre, who is graduating from King High School. He was awarded the Faculty Scholar to Stetson University, he will follow his dream a Tampa Bav Tech Honor Grad JADE MARTIN I always knew you would be successful in life. This is only the beginning. Jade will be an Honors Graduate from Tampa Bay Tech. In the fall, she will be attending FAMU, majoring in Accounting. Keep up the hard work. We love you Jadey! Love, mommy, (Seletha Jackson) and sister, (Jailyn Malphus). c Congratulations c (/) w .... ft w > w c w ::t (/) :J m Q. z ti .J .J m .J w z i= z w (/) c( c a: 0 .J u. I just want to send con gratulations out to my baby girl, Darrielle Hill, on her graduation. Darrielle will be graduating on Sunday, june 3, 2012, from Tampa Prepara tory School. She is the daughter of proud parents, Chyna Walker and Darrell Hill. Ditrrielle is a member of Mt. Tabor M. B. Church, PastorT. D. Leonard, and will be heading to Atlanta, GA this fall to attend Spelman Col lege. Congratulations baby, I love you and am so proud of you. Also, congratulations to Antonio Crawford, De-DARRIELLE HILL vonte Roseboro, Richard Carter, and Keevonna "Kee" Wilson, all c/o 2012 graduates! Voters Registration-You have Until Oct. 9th To Register To Vote Early Voting For General Election Oct. 28 -Nov. 3 Only 1 Week In Florida General Election -Nov. 6 Graduaung From College ADRIAN "2 CUPS" LARK It's been a long journey, but your boy is finally graduating from college. Special thanks to my wife, Tiffany Lark, and to my family and friends for never doubting me. MR. AND MRS. LARK Congratulations on graduat ing, Bae, I am so proud of you. Today is your day, Baby and yes, you know we will be doing it big tomorrow at Rowlett Park. Love, your wife, Tiffany Lark. STRY CONNt:CTt;:D VISIT US ONLINE FLSENTINEL.COM FLS ENTINELNOW .COM .. HaP PI Birthdav We made it another year and you have been my best friend, lover, and my rock. Cheers to you! I love you and God bless. Terri S.


local leader oners To Officials Serious AboutMinoritv Meiliate With occupv Tampa Participation On Projects Group And Business Owners Since the Occupy Tampa political group took up resi dence in Freedom Park in West Tampa, their presence has been met with a mix of op timism and disgust. Several business owners in West Tampa are not happy with the presence of the group in that area and think they are ope r a ting a homeless camp. On e businessman George Smith, has been adamant that he feels the group is serving more as a detriment to the community than an aid. Anyone coming into this area considering opening a new business has to be dis mayed by what they see," said Smith. I just don t see how their pres e nce is helping our plans to revitalize this area, and at tract new businesses. Rev. Dr. Charles McKenzie, State of Florida Coordinator for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition said he thinks the group is an impor tant political voice, and he un derstands their purpose. I think what's missing REV. CHARLES MCKENZIE with them is their lack of or ganization. They don t have a set plan in place, and they lack direction. I think the business own ers in West Tampa need to talk to the group, and express their concerns. I would love to facil itate an effort to unite the two groups. Rev. McKenzie said he s happy the residents of West Tampa are interacting with the Occupy Tampa group. Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at 9813) 248-0724, or emailed at lcrews@/Isen tinel.com. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer Brenda Eighmey, Small Minority Business De velopment Administrator for Hillsborough County, said County Administrator, Mike Merrill, is very concerned about minority participation on all county projects. Eighmey said Merrill wants assurances that there will be no discrepancies when it comes to dealing with primary contractors. "We understand that most primary contractors use the same sub-contractors on all of their projects. When a contractor bids on a county project a part of that process is the completion of a Good Faith questionnaire that de tails their compliance with minority participation. "We're not dictating to contractors on who to use as sub-contractors on their projects, but if they want to do business with Hillsbor ough County, they must meet the minority criteria." Eighmey said every BRENDA EIGHMEY project bas a goal that has to be met with minority partici pation. After that, there are other components involved. We try to set realistic goals for particular projects, said Eighmey. "Mike Merrill gets a lot of input from his advisory committee on minority con tracting. Advisory Committee Board member, Michael Hadley, said he believes the county is making great strides in making sure small businesses get a chance to do business with the county. "I've spoken personally to MICHAEL HADLEY Mike Merrill, and he s aware of the county's past track record when it comes to dealing with minorities. He s put a system in place that will make sure that doesn t happen again. It' s not as easy as it was in the past to .,.. get contracts from the 5 county, because not all bid:!! ders use minorities on their g projects." 0 Hadley and Eighmey both said the area that the ::::! focus is on right now is con struction projects. They also said the county has stepped up its job creation program. z m r-aJ c: r r-!!l ............ .. ............ ........................ ._ Micah's heart beats because someone said ''yes'' to donation. .. .... DOJIATE e the power to help sav e liv es. For more information call 813-253-2640. aJ r-c;; ::::t m c m < m c: m f/) c )> z c "TI :!! c


living Among People God is not just inter ested in making sure people live right with Him; He is also concerned with how people live among one an other. There are biblical laws and principles that guide our spiritual walk and there are laws that ensure that people live and treat one another with dignity and respect. This week s lesson se lected from Exodus 23:19 outlines different laws that will govern the life of God's delivered people. about others, there would be less for people to argue about. They call this he said, she said." The other parts of this verse suggest that people stop co-sign ing" mess. Stop allowing yourself to be used as a wit ness for people in their drama and mess Verse one opens with a di e rective that people should ii: not spread rumors or coop u.. erate with an evil person by being his/her witness. Somehow the instruc tion given in (vs. 2) es capes many people; "Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong" (vs. 2). You as an individual must learn to be an individual. Although you may have friends you associate with and hang out with, when it comes to doing right, you have to be an individual. As a child of God who has been delivered and saved from oppression and mistreatment, God expects you to do right even to those who hate you. He says if 4C This verse alone will keep a lot of drama out of 5) your life. If people would w learn how to stop spreading false rumors, reports or lies fC w > w Q w X (/) ::i m ::J a.. z w ...J ...J ::J m ...J w z z w (/) 4( Q a: 0 ...J u.. ST. JOHN CATHEDRAL 3401 E. 25th Avenue,T ampa, FL (<'Moer Of 34th St & 25th Ave. ) Phone: (813) 248-3737 Or (813) Fax: 242 Careline: 248-HELP Bishop Eddie 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 12:00 Noon Intercessory Prayer wfdible Study Email Us At: stjministries@aot.com Mission Statement: "A Church of the inner city reachingoot to the .community by miristemg to the whole man.-OJtreaj) Ministry: m t.c./ ch t-OJSE OF LYDIA w CJ your enemy 's ox or donkey has wandered off, take it back; if the donkey falls under a load help him up (vs. 4, s). Some people take plea sures in seeing those who have hurt them or hate them suffer. God does not want you to glory in the downfall of your enemy. If God cares about the beast of your enemy, how much more does He want you to care for your enemy? Help ing your enemy might help your enemy stop hating or hurting! Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits (vs. 6). People have a tendency to favor those who are rich or well to-do. Being rich is not lim ited to finances. There are people in the community and church who are rich in status, position, education, and prestige. Do not over look or deny favorable op portunities to people because they do not fit into these categories; especially in the church. One of the reasons why you must be sensitive about the mistreatment and op pression of others is be-NEW MT. liCit M. B. CHURCH, INC. 2511 E Columbus Dr. (813) 248-8101 or ( 8 1 3 } 247-3899 Pastor Emeritus Early Mlming Wootlip :55A.M. Slllday Mooling WastVp 9 :30A.M. M Wed., Niglt 7 P.M. For Transportation Call (813} 486-7890 Dea. Kelvin DeCoursey Chairman, Deacons' Minis cause of your past. God in structs them, "Do not op press an alien; you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt (vs. 9). When you have come through a season in your life where y ou were mis treated, overlooked, and oppressed, God wants you to remember how it made you feel when you meet someone in the same situa tion. Because you were once an alien avoid trying to alienate others. When the people of God learn to live like God want s them to live life will be bet ter. When the church es tablishes itself as the church God has created it to be and follows the commandments of God to live among one another, the greater its im pact on the community. COLLEGE HILL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 6414 North 30th St., Tampa, FL Of The College Hill Missionary Board Friday, June 8, 2012 7:30PM SPECIAL GUEST MESSENGER MRS. EVELYN COOPER, Auiatant Juriadictional Superviaor And District MiAionarJ .JAlVtES A.M.E. CIIURCII OF PROGRESS VILlAGE, INC. 5202 86th Street South Tampa, Florida. 33619 (813) 677 UV.KICHAELB. PRICE, I Putor Early Morning Worship Service 7:30A.M. Church School 8:45 A. M. Morning Worship Service 10:15 A.M. Morning Worship 11:00 A M YPWW 6 :00 P M Evening Worship 7 :00P. M TUESDAY & FRIDAY Evening Service 7 :00P.M FIRST BAP1IST CHURCH OF PROGRESS Vlu.AGE 8722 Progress Blvd., Tampa, Fl33619 *Church Office : (813) 677948 w Pastor' s Office : (813 ) 672-0389 Academy Offtoe: (813) 677 Fax : (813) 672-0514 E-Matl: tbcopv@tampabay.rr.com DR. SAM MAXWELL, SR. Seni or Teaching Pastor AduiiJChilclren WOI$hi p Tmes 7:30A.M. & 10:55 AM 4:1i:UJ111ulll't Sunday 9 :45A.M. Adt* & YMh/ Children Tuesday 11 A.M. Adut Wednesday '7 P M -Youth/ Children 7:30 P M Adut A S.Wte CarTllll$ For FMIJ 6Cie The Clueh Fa-Global Charge" (A 1 : 8 Rom. 1:8, 1 ThEis. 1:8) NEW FRIENDSHIP M.B. CHURCH 3107 E. lake Ave. 248-4127 u_,, .... .,, Pastor Weekly ActiVIties Slflday ChiXch School 9 : 30AM Morning worship 10:45 A M Bble Class 4 :30 P M Evening Worship 5 P M Wednesday Prayer 7 P.M Bi:lleStudy 7 :30 P


Belated May Birthday Celebrants Happy 56th birthday to my nephew, Kenneth Monroe. From your auntie, Gloria Crosby. His special day was May 28th. May God bless you with many more. Love you! A very special happy be lated birthday greeting is being sent to Ms. Henrissa Berry, who celebrated her special day on May 29th. She is Vice Principal of Guinta Middle School. Happy belated birthday to a special lady, Ms. Anna Harris, who celebrated her special day on May 26th. May the Lord continue to bless you to have many, many more birthdays. Other belated May birth day celebrants are: Leroy Atkins, Louannie Atkins, Eula Weldon, Sarah Boyd, Ruby Pierce, Josephine Sams, Tiara Watson, and Prince Roberts, the son of Ora Roberts. June Birthday Celebrants Happy birthday to all June celebrants. Sick and Shut-ins: Let us not forget the sick and shut-ins ... Alfonso Lee, James Wiggs, Willie Burns, Willie Davis, The Philon Family, Van Scott, Mattie Mills, Eloise Leeks, Marie Benson, Phyllis Akes; Qquany Roberts, Ralph Williams, Eli Rogers Family, Mozelle Debose, Maljorie Guest, and Bob Anthony. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers during my rehabilitation pe riod This comes from Gloria Crosby. Sympathy Our condolences are sent to the Fells and Davis fam ilies of little Miss Antinyah Ja-Lenia Davis, who was I CHURCH DIRECTORY I NEW BEGINNING CHURCH OF THE LMNG GOD, INC. Email: bishopandrewsOiive.com SERVICE TIMES Sunday School -10 A. M. Moming Service-11:30 A.M. Evening Service 7 : 30 P M Bible Study -Tuesday Evening Bible Band 7:30 P M. l11ursday Evening YPWW 7:30 P. M 1st And 3rd Friday Evening Women's Oulreach Ministry7 : 30 P M MOUNT PLEASANT M. B. CHURCH 2002 N Rome Avenue* (Corner of Rome Ave. and Spruce St.) P .O. Box 4724 *Tampa Dr C. T. Kirkland, Pastor Tel: (813) 253 *Fax (813) 254-1441 E-mail: MtPieasantMB@aol.com Devotion By Mt. Pleasant Praise Team EARLY MORNING WORSHIP AT 7:45A.M SUNDAY SCHOOL.-9:30A.M. MORNING WORSHIP -11 A. M. 1ST SUNDAYS 5 PMFamily Series Hour (B.T.U. ) 6 PM-Lord's Supper (Communion) TUESDAYS 6 PM -Prayer Service 7 PM -General Bible Study 7 PM -Youth Bible Study TAPE MINISTRY Order On Une At Web Site Or Call Church WEB SITE: MtPieasantMBChurch.org with us for a short time and Village is classified as a su-Box 89174, Tampa, FL will be greatly missed. burb, rural, or urban com-33689-0402. 2 The Widow Club munity. The caller said she is z On Wednesday, The Widow Club got their heads together and planned a won derful pre-memorial picnic. Woo what a day. The food was delicious We enjoyed playing games and above all sitting around chatting with one another. We had a lovely day. May God keep on blessing us! Stepping 2 Victory To register your team for upcoming Step Team events or to participate in fundrais ing, please contact Tiffany at (813) 965-3792. Chess Skittle Matches Please join us for fun at the 78th Street Library on Palm River Road on Satur days from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. I have the Chess Set for you to use. Call Coach Ted McNair at (813) 431-5215 to RSVP or ask questions. Just Curious I received a call from a Villager who was in a hot de bate as to whether Progress GREATER FRIENDSHIP M.B.CHURCH E. Emma Sunday School-9:45a. m Morning Worship 11 a m Evening Worship 5 p.m. Prayer Meeting Tuesday 7 : 30 p .m. Visitors Are Welcome! GRACE MARY ISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3901 N 37th St (813) 248-3779 ELDER TIIOIIAS J. REED Pastor Early Morning Worship -8 A.M. Sunday School 9 :30A. M Morning Worship10:50 A M Bible Study Wed. 7 P.M. TH E PUBUC IS INVITED sure other Villagers would Call your news into to m like to know. Gloria McNair-Jobnson ..a. F.Y.I. God bless President Barack Obama and his family, our troops, veterans, and community servants. Remember, your helper in the kitchen, Shu-Lon 's Kitchen, (813) 741-9760. Thought For Today "Make yourself familiar with the Angels and behold the frequency in spirit for without being seen, they are present with you." Scripture (1 Corinthians 15:58) at (813) 735-7968. BISHOP a.AYrON FBlCUSON,JR,. And PASTOR It B.DER DOROlltY FERGUSON "Therefore my dear brothers standjirm. Let nothing move you always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." Adult Sunday School lOAM. Sunday SchooL10:30 A.M. Sunday Worshi1p.p --11 A.M. Wednesday Bible Oass 6P.M. 1st & 3rd Fri-Evangellst SVc 7P.M. My Brother's Keeper Free Bibles and greeting cards to Florida inmates: My Brothers 2 Keep, P. 0. 2nd & 4th FrtYouth 6P.M. ltrllll 11 PrQir III'IICI, T111-.y. I Jll. ............ 1'1111111 tal .... 111111 St llr. TIIIIIIJ.----1 "=::.:=..a::r BROWN MEMORIAL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 2313 E. 27th AVE. (813) 248-5690 (813) 241-6902 WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday School ..... 9:30A.M. Sunday Morning Worship .... 11A.M. Sunday Evening Worship .. .. 7:30P.M. Morning Prayer (Tuesday-Friday) .... 9 A.M. Wednesday Night Worship .... 7:30P.M. '-------BISHOP MAnHEW WILLIAMS Pastor "A Church Where 111e Love Of God Flows And 111e Holy Ghost Is In Full Control." r-0 c ,. en m z ::! z m r-m c: r rz c: m r-c;; X m c m < m -i c: m en c ,. z c :a c


N I' Re 1 ous News w z ::) .., >:' < 0 a: Elevation Service For Bishop James H. Howell LL. Unto everything there is a season and a pur pose .. The Cathedral of Faith Church with a conclave of Apostles and the Fellowship of Deliverance Churches. an nounce the elevation of Bishop James Harrison Howell to the office of the Apostle. On Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 6 p. m. all roads lead to the Cathedral of Faith, 6304 North 30th Street, where this sacred and historical service will take place. APOSTLE-ELECT JAMES H. HOWELL During the elevation, Apostle-Elect Howell will be granted apostolic succes sion as he is elevated to the office of Chief Apostle. Apostle-Elect Howell has 0 served with grace and profi0: ciency since his legitimate consecration to the work of z the Bishop on February 22, c( 1997 The Office of Apostle is part of the five-fold ministry (Ephesians 4:11) and is di re ctly preceded by the office of Bishop. The Apostle is the firs t headship of the church and given the right and au thority to touch every mem ber of the body of the 5-fold ministry. He is a man "an ointed" to go and establish churches, as the Apostle Paul 0 (/J w ::) ... i:t w > w 0 w :::1: (/J :::::i m ::) D.. z tu ..J ..J ::) m ..J w z i= z w (/J c( 0 a: 0 ..J LL. m Blessed Hope Bible College June 1, 2012 Celebration Service 7:00 P.M. Pastor (Dr.) Lenny Whington Commenmnent Speaker Jennifer AllWD8 Soloi8t/Spoken Word Saxophonist Cad Bryant Kathy King of Detroit, Ml Guest Speaker Dr. Rosemary JohDIOII, President Saturday, June 2, 2012 ... Commmcement Exercise 5:00 P.M. Greater Love Christian Center 1109 FnNdin Street Nonh Plant City, FL SS663 Bishop (DrJ B. FrmkliD Echols, Sr. Pastor come Celebrate With Usl w For More Information, COl 113-237-6076 did. The Apostle establishes churches and church leader ships in cities, countries and nations. The Apostle incorpo rates the Word of God as the basis of the church s existence and establishes helps in the ministry and appoints a Pas tor if necessary. Apostle-Elect James H. Howell accepted the call to ministry at the early age of seventeen and has been pas toring for over 45 years. He was licensed and ordained to the Gospel Ministry in August 1968 b y the late Reverend G. T. Martin of Greater Bethel Baptis t Church. Sinc e that initial call, the Man of G o d 's gift has made room for him to pastor in different re gions throughout the country such as Cincinnati, Ohio Pal metto, Florida, Tampa, Florida andMichigan City Indiana. Apostle-Elect James H. Howell is known as a Pastors' Pastor as he is Spir itual Father to other pastors who are willing to accept godly wisdom, sound counsel and his keen knowledge of pastoral and ministry proto col. In July 2004, at the re quest of a group of his peers and after much prayer and consideration, Apostle Elect James H. Howell was elected to serve as Presid ing Prelate of The Fellowship of Deliverance Churches a Reformation whose vision is to Expose Darkness and Eradicate the Works of Satan." The fellowship is made up of many churches throughout the state of Florida and as far north as the State of Virginia. Apostle-Elect Howell and his wife, Pastor Marzetta are the founders of Cathedral of Faith, where they have served as spiritual leaders for 24 years. 25 Years Of Service Feed Our Children Minisbies, Inc. DR. MOSES BROWN Pastor Gee savs Welcome To The l.l. F. Center Living in Integp.ty, Faith and Excellency" is the motto of the Greater L. I. F. E. Christian Church, located on Race Track Road in the Olds mar area. Pastor Gee Thompson welcomes new congregation members to partner with the church by collectively and fervently Living in Integrity Faith and Excellency. Pastor Gee grew up wor shipping in the Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Beulah Bap tist Church, both in Besse mer, Alabama. He accepted his calling to preach and was trained under Rev. Dr. Christopher Chappell at Grace Commu nity Christian Church in Ken nesaw, Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Science Degree from the Uni versity of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa; and has aspira tions to complete the require ments for a Ph.D. in Theology. L. I. F. E.'s Pastor Gee was ordained by Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks, Sr. at St John Progressive Mis sionary Baptist Church, Tampa. He lives in the area with his wife, Cynronica and their children, Canda lyn and Cayton. He explains how he came to start Greater L. I. F E "In November 2010, the Holy Sp iri t deposited L.I.F.E. into my spirit. Through prayer and fasting, the Holy Spirit explained that my role and purpose was to teach and preach the Gospel with sim plicity for the sole purpose of making people's lives better.'' Things started falling into plac e for Pastor Gee in Feb ruary 2011. He had an im promptu conversation with a pastor who wanted to know if he was interested in acquiring the pews that were currently UNITY M.B. CHURCH 3111 Ybor St., Tampa,FL 33605 ( 813) 248-5955 ELDER H. H. HUNT, PASTOR Sunday School 9 :30A.M. Morning Worship A .M. Bible Study TUn. 7:30P.M. 1 HE PlJBl IC IS INVIH D PASTOR GEE THOMPSON in his church Pastor Gee, who was still pondering the name of the church at the time, ex plains, This baffled me be cause he did not know that God had chosen me to start a church and logically my thoughts were what was I going to do with the pews; particularly when I didn 't have a location or the funda mentals in place to establish a church? Pastor Gee informed the pastor that he indeed wanted the pews. In April2011, while watching television with his family, that he noticed a painting on the wall of the tel evised show that displa y ed the word LIFE in bold letters. "With DVR technology I pressed rewind on the remote control and subsequently pressed pause," says Pastor Gee. And there it was, under the word LIFE was an ex tended hand. The Holy Spirit immediately instructed me to place the Holy Bible on the hand. And it became so, the logo for the church. "For with God, nothing shall be impossible," recounts Pastor Gee. "In January 2012, in obedience and faith, I secured a building and com menced with purchasing equipment. Pastor Gee can be emailed at office @ glcctawa.com, or called at (813) 956-L.I.F.E (5433)


Local GosueiConcertForTeens Pastor' ,Moses Brown hosted a concert for teens at 34th Street Church of God, Rev. Thomas Scott, host pastor. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Destiny Mime Ministry was a program participant. The New Mount Zion M.B. Church Of Tampa, FL, Inc. uving Sacrifices" 2511 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33605-2849 (813) 248--8101 (813) 247-3899-FLC (813) 247-6338-FAX www.newmtzion-tampa.com I churchhappenings@aol.com TheN_. Mount Zion M B Church of Tampa, FL seeks to fill the position of tulltime Pastor N_. Mount Zion MBC was established in 1902 and I s located on Tampa's eastside. We are a family-oriented people who give strong expression to our denomi national heritage and believe In extending our evangel ism and missionary efforta throughout the local community, as well as abroad. We seek a visionary pastor with strong leadership skill$ who will preach the unadulterated gospel of Jesus Christ ; teach sound Baptist doctrine; engage In pastoral care ministries ; provide spiritual leedership, development and training; and act as the chief administrator of staff, both paid and unpaid. RMpoMibiltu.. (include but am not limited toJ: 1 Conducting wcnhip aervk:M; preparing and dellwf1ng aennona; leedng In the observance o f the choo::h'a ordinances: baptism and lol'd's Supper 2 Leeding in planning, executing and evaluating oomprehenslve church programs of WOI'Ship, education, evangelism, miaaiona, and mln. iatrlee for all ages 3. Providing visitation to membenlhlp, eepecialty thoee who are sick and shut-In 4. Scheduling pastoral counseling aeealons; performing wedding owemonlee and baby dedications; conducting tooerals 5. PleMing, teaching, and leading weekly Bible study and prayer 6. l.Aiadlng the deaoona, trustees, church omoera, and ministry leadenlhlp aa they perform their assigned responsibilities 7 Thlinlng deaconry and mlnlater'lal staff for church and family ministry 8. Moderating during church bualneee meettnga 9 Supporting and oooperating with local District, State, and National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., aaaoclatlona and denominational leaders In matters of mutual Interest and conoern; representing the church in ciYio mattera 10 Assisting in the growth and development of church membenlhlp and ministries, especially the youth ministry Minimal Quellflcatlona: A tHJC066SfiJI candidate must meet th6 following minimal 1 Born-aga i n, baptized believer in Jesus Christ with qualities and characteristics reflected in 1TimothJ 3:1, Ga..a.n. 5:22-23, and Malachl3:10 2 Uoensed and ordained as a Baptist preacher, skilled in preaching and teaching sound doctrine to individuals of all ages 3 Documented experience as a senior pastor, assistant pastor or an aaaociate minister significantly involved in church admin i stration and m inistry 4 College educated and/or degree from an accredited theological aeminery or school of divinity Ia preferred 5 Superior communication skills, both written and oral 6 Must be accessible and display a love for the church and its people, especially the youth and the elderly 7 Team -oriented and expienced in leading ministry teems/programs, as well as partici pating withi n teams as others lead 8. Vrsionary, strategic thinker and planner with sound judgment and diScernment 9 Demonstrated ability to apply principles of financial rnenagement and work with leadership to manage the church's resources effectively and efficiently 10 Honest, committed man of integrity, who is not manipulative, easily swayed, or ovet1y sensitive to criticism lnt....ted candidates should submit tiHI following: 1. Reaume and letter of Interest 2. Recordings of two recent sermons preached on different ocx:eelona (preferably OVO, but a CO Is acceptable) 3. Copy of license and certification of ordination 4 v.rtflcatlon of college deg,_, sen1lnary or theological trainlng/counte work 5 Five refenNICeS (2-3 from putor/clergy, plu. per.onal and a church steward) Forward all material to: Paatoral Search Committee The N_. Mount Zion M.B. Church of Tampa, FL. Inc. 2511 E Columbus Drive Tampa, FL 33605-2849 All.......,. must H NOelved by close of....,.... 29, 201.2. The CommiUIH of .. .....,..lind,.,.,.. ol All ifJformlfflon will" trMtiNf .. oontidentilll. Final candidltU. --oonNnt to CrirrJIMI History 8IIOkground clooc. AIN.cN llflltoty che

0 Loca Nl----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------,... w z ::I ..., c c Friends 01 Urban libraries Host Evening 01 Jazz If you wanted to go down soulful memory lane, you did just that while attending the Ada Payne Friends Of Urban Libraries iLegends Of Souli concert. Over 200 were in attendance at the College Hill Conference Center on Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2012. Guests enjoyed the soulful sounds of Sam Cooke, Bobby Womack, and Otis Redding as performed by Derek Smith, as well as sounds from the Queen of Soul, Arertha Franklin, as performed by a guest soloist. (Article and photos by Julia Jackson) f3 Ada Payne Friends of the Urban Libraries who attended the event were: first row, ::I Dottie Sanders, Darlene Harris, Irene Johnson, Bev Bouchee, Mary James, Georgette Johnson, Freddie Surrata, Herman Monroe and Rugenia Meeks. Second row, Gloria a: Andrews, Carrie Hurst, Katheryn Quarles, Deloris E. Lewis, Myrna Shuman, Shelia Harden and Dr. Elaine Lee. Third row: Annie Blake, Howard Harris, Don Lee, Willie w Robinson, Richard Fleming, R. Wimberly, Dr. Aaron Smith and Dr. Hartman, Yvette C Lewis, Julie Hartman an Andria Wimberly. w l: en :::l m Among the guests in attendance were Carol Lawrence and Joe Campbell. Sartura Smith, wife of guest artist, Derek Smith, was the Mistress of Ceremony. Career oav At CDC Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa hosted a Career Day recently at its E. Hillsborough Ave. office. CEO/President, Ernest Coney, Jr., Karen Daley and Thebertha Daniels, CDC employees, were among those who assisted with Career Day. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Waiting to greet those who attended Career Day were Helen Gilbert and Yvonne Douglas. Dondre Woods looking to advance his career. Audrey Bethune-Odom was as the Career Day event. Troy Sampson and Ashley Arnold.


Hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and ends No vember 30th. U. S. weather forecasters predict this year's hurricane season could be very active. Emergency Kit In a major disaster emer gency workers may not be able to reach everyone right away. In some cases, it may take 3 or more days for help to arrive. Prepare kits to last up to 7 days Having a plan for your family and their needs will help ensure their safety and comfort during these difficult times. There are some basic items you should stock-water, food, first aid supplies, clothing, bedding, tools, emergency supplies, and special items. Water at least 1 gallon daily per person Food-at least enough for 3 to 7 days; non-perishable pack aged or canned food and juices *ready to eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables *canned juices, milk, soup *sugar, salt, pepper, etc *foods for infants or the elderly and snack foods high energy foods --peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix, etc *vitamins *comfort foods --cookies, hard candy, sweetened cere als, instant coffee, tea bags, etc *non-electric can opener *cooking tools and fuel *paper plates and plastic uten sils Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Pillows, etc. Clothing *seasonal clothing *rain gear and sturdy shoes Special Items Weather Radio, Flashlight and extra batteries Cash Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for ex tended periods. Keys Toys, Books and Games Cell Phone --fully charged cell phone with extra battery and charger Vehicle fuel tanks filled Pet Care Items Note: If you must evac-uate, pets are not allowed in shelters; make plans early *proper identification and im munization records *ample supply of food and water *a carrier or cage, medica tions, muzzle and leash First Aid Kit, Medicines, and Prescription Drugs Antibiotic ointment to pre vent infection *Burn ointment to prevent in fection *Eyewash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontami nant Dust mask Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes Assorted sized sterile gauze pads hypoallergenic adhesive tape *Sterile roller bandages Scissors Tweezers *Needle *Moistened towelettes *Antiseptic *Thermometer *Pe troleum jelly *Assorted safety pins *Cleansing agent, soap *Latex gloves *Sunscreen *Non-Prescription Drugs *Aspirin *Anti-diarrhea medication *Antacid *Syrup bf Ipecac (poison con trol) *Activated charcoal (poison control) Tools and Other Supplies *Emergency preparedness manual *Fire extinguisher: small can ister, ABC type *Pliers *Tape *Compass *Matches in a waterproof con tainer *Aluminum foil *Plastic storage containers *Signal flare *Paper, pencil *Needles, thread *Medicine dropper *Shut-off wrench, to turn off Household gas and water *Whistle *Plastic sheeting Sanitation *Toilet paper, towelettes* *Soap, liquid detergent* *Feminine supplies* *Personal hygiene items* *Plastic garbage bags, ties 2012 HUtlit:IIRB SBIIBIR (for personal sanitation) *Plastic bucket with tight lid *Disinfectant *Household chlorine bleach Important Family Documents Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container. *Will, insurance policies, con tracts, *Deeds, stocks and bonds *Passports, social security cards, *Immunization records *Bank account numbers *Credit card account numbers and companies *Inventory of valuable house hold goods *Important phone numbers *Family records (birth, mar riage, death certificates) Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles al lows Florida motorists to vol untarily provide emergency contact information online using their Florida driver li censes or Florida identifica tion cards. In the event of a traffic crash, law enforcement offi cers can use the information to notify designated contacts. Special Needs Shelters Hillsborough County pro vides a shelter program for those residents requiring spe cial medically related care. Special needs shelters will be available for persons requiring more skilled medical care than available in a public shelter, but not requiring an acute care facility such as a hospital. Children's Activity Survival Kit Whether you have to leave .... your house during a disaster 1\) or stay home, it is a good idea to put together an activity kit for children. The items should be things that can be stored in a backpack, book bag, or other carrying bag. You kit should be age appropriate. Know What Each Term Means A Hurricane: is an in tense tropical weather system of strong thunderstorms with a well-defined surface circula tion and maximum sustained winds of 74 mph or higher. A Hurricane Watch: is sued when there is a possibil ity that you could experience hurricane conditions within 36 hours. Emergency Contact Information System The new emergency contact information system (ECI) implemented by the Florida If this type of extended care is needed, contact the Hillsborough Info Line at 813-272-5900 to be consid ered for registration into this program A Hurricane Warnin&: issued when winds of at least ., r 74 miles per hour are expected 0 with 24 hours or less. c J> m Our commitment to customers through hurricane Tampa Electric's comprehensive, year-round storm plan forms a cornerstone of our commitment to our customers. Companywide response drills, enhancements to customer service, proactive tree trimming and upgrades to our equipment are all part of our hurricane season preparation. To report a power outage or a more serious situation such as a downed power line, customers may call our toll-free, automated system at 1-877-588-1010. To fully use this system, update your primary phone number and an alternate phone number at tampaelectrlc.com. The system can recognize your phone numbers or Electric account number and match them to your address when you call, helping us locate outages quickly. With our Mutual Assistanoe Routing System, customer service representatives from other utilities will securely handle yw-calls in the event our call center must evacuate. After Severe Weather, We're Ready Should severe weather result in the temporary loss of electricity, our plan helps us restore power as safely and quickly as possible. When conditions are safe for our crews to work, our restoration effort begins with facilities critical to public health and safety. This is followed by work prioritized to restore power to the most customers in the least amount of time. In the event we are faced with a widespread outage and require additional help, Tampa Electric's membership in the Southeastern Electric Exchange provides support from other utilities. In tum, we wiN send crews to help restore power for other communities in need. To help ensure power supply, we have installed peal z c ., ::u 6 G) m ... .... ID


N w z :::l .., >.:' < 0 Brandon Gun School Puts Safetv First a: Terri Young, owner and LL operator of the Brandon Gun School, said it's important that everyone understands gun safety and laws. Ms. Young has been teaching gun safety for 13 years for concealed weapons per mits, and said her school spe cializes in reloading ammunition, junior safety classes, and pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting at the range. "What we do most of all is the concealed carrying license. We supply everything the cus tomer needs. Ms. Young said she's al ways b een around guns and because her m other was a crime victim she felt the need to teach pe o ple how to use guns. "Believe it o r n o t, I studied 0 optometry in college, but I 0: wasn't satisfied, and I wanted LL to teach. I have undergone some training to teach, and I'm c( going to see that through. "As far as the current gun o laws are concerned, I think f3 they're fine. Fireanm; have al :::l ways been a part of my family, 1and we always teach safety first." Ms. Young said she truly w enjoys teaching gun safety to 0 young people "Gu ns shouldn't be in the en hands of criminals, but unfor tunately, they will cilways be :::l able to get one," said Ms. a.. Young. Z "In Florida, at least half of lU every household has a gun ..J ..J :::l m BRANDON GUN SCHOOL When people are naive about firearms, all they need is in struction. A gun means noth ing by itself. Its purpose is served only in the hands of the user." Ms. Young said you don't need a permit to have a gun in your home or in a vehicle. "I believe both parents and their children need to know what guns are for. "I' m also not pleased with the policies of the National Rifle Association (NRA). I think they are far too political, and don't promote the proper use of firearms Ms. Young said she teaches three times a week, and averages about 8 students per class. "We never have more than a dozen. "I am impressed with the increase we've had in stu dents." The Brandon Gun School is located at 776 Lumsden Road, Suite 109. Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or emailed at lcrews@fisen tinel.com. uj Sickle Cell Association of Hillsborough County z Presents t= z w en c( 0 a: 0 ..J LL Music of the "60s", "70s" & "80s" When: Saturday, June 2, 2012 Where: Zendah Grotto Hall 4402 W. Ohio Avenue Time: 9:00 PM-2:00 AM Donation: $15.00 in Advance $20.00 at the Door BYOB & FOOD..:. DJ-Steve ''Hitman',Wllliams WMNF-88.5 FM Door Prizes for the best "60s", "70s" & "80s" Outfits 11clret Outlet: Sickle CeO O ffice 340 2 N. 22nd St. 247-5999 Direr.tions; 1-Z7S Soutb to Exit 41 rw US. 9Z E. toward Dale MabryiNorCII.bouad. Ript oato North Dale Mabry Highway tum ltn OD W. 'DMIIpaS.yBI".Attlroe tnftlc:drdctun. riJbt oatoN. Lob Ave. to Zeodah Grotto Rd. Installing Cable Leads Man On New Career Path BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter When Tarvi Smith graduated from King High School, he had his heart set on a career as a physical ther apist. What Smith discovered, however, was that he needed a job while he was attending school and little did he know that job would turn out to be his future career. Smith worked for companies that did cable and satellite installations, and also at Circuit City. During those years, he picked up ideas from that experience and decided that's what he wanted to do for a living. Smith created Wire Tek, TARVISMITH and with 10 years of experi ence, he's mastered all of the techniques. "I install cable, hang flat screen televisions, media centers, speakers, security cameras and digital antennas. "Right now, I'm trying to grow and increase my store front. I have three guys working with me, and we're all experienced and reliable. Smith said he plans to expand into wireless alarm systems. He also said he does a lot of reading to keep up with the changing technology. "Because everything keeps changing so quickly you constantly find yourself upgrading systems. I do a lot of reading. "I know I'm heading in the right direction, but I'm not there yet." Wire Tek is located at 908 East 23rd Avenue Communitv Caregiver Continues ToFeedThoselnNeed Cornelius "Big Bru" Hamilton has been feeding the homeless for years. He selected the site of the Salva tion Army on Florida Avenue and Henderson Street as his base. Big Bru had recently come under scrutiny by offi cials at the Salvation Army for feeding the residents of thejr facility. Food Distribution Center at The Walk Church, 8619 North 40th Street, will be giving away boxes of food from 12 p. m. until 2 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. There is no pre-registration or sign-up required to get a box of groceries. All you have to do is show up. "We sat down, and now everything is fine. Not only did we work things out, but now I w1U be inside of one of their buildings feeding the homeless. It' s like we 'v e formed a silent partnership." CORNELIUS HAMILTON "BigBru" Big Bru said he's also going back into his musical production roots, and will be releasing a Gospel CD in the near future. He's also auditioning area artists to be a part of the project. food runs out to whomever comes. Big Bru said every Sun day beginning at 5 p. m. and ending at 6 p. m., he will be handing out dinners until the "We make no distinctions on who to feed. It doesn' t matter if you're homeless or not. If you're hungry, come and get something to eat." Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or emailed at lcrews@flsentinel.com. Big Bru also said the Candlelight Vigil To .. Honor Murdered Siblings On June 5 2011, Judy Brito felt comfort able leaving her children, Kiara and Jeremi, at home alone while she went out with some friends. However, what happened that night made her wish she had either taken them with her, or stayed at home. In what Tampa Police called a home inva sion, Kiara and Jeremi were shot inside their South Tampa home. Kiara was killed instantly, and Jeremi died the next day. Charles Waits and Tavari Grant were arrested and charged with the murders. Before Judy Brito had time to mourn the deaths of her children she found herself on the defense from allegations she was somewhat re sponsible for their murders. In her efforts to es tablish a non-profit in their names, she has also met opposition. "But, that won t stop me. I miss my children so much, and I think about them all the time. I want theqt to be remembered forever, and that's the reason I'm trying to set up this foundation." On June sth, Ms. Brito will be hosting a candlelight vigil at 6:30 p. m. in honor of her children. The vigil will be held on Van Buren KI.ARA AND JEREMI BRITO Drive; that's where the family lived before the murders. "I've also gotten Chilli 's Restaurant to host an event for them from 11 a. m. untl.l11 p. m. on June sth and 6th. Ms. Brito said she considered many times leaving Tampa, because there are too many memories here. But, she changed her mind and said she will stay until her children have gotten justice.


Woman Eniovs Success Young Music Producer WHh Unique Business wants To See Tampa Rise Niecy Bivens is a licensed cosme tologist, and has been in business for 6 yea rs Unlike other cosmetologists, Ms. Bivens is unique in that she only does weaves. "Mane Attraction Weaving Studio is where Ms. Bivens does what she says is "so mething I've always wanted to do "I've wor ked in full service salons, and I like being specialized better." Ms. Bivens said she got the idea of operati ng a weaving studio after living in Atlanta for 4 years. "The re are hundreds of weaving studios in Atlanta, but I was the first one in Tampa. It's growing pretty fast, and this is a trendy business. I do a lot of studying on weaving techniques, and I'm sure my clients tell others, because most of my business has come from word-of-mouth." Ms. Bivens said her plan is to open more weaving studios all over Tampa and across the Bay in Pinellas County. I have one other person working with me right now. I also offer some in struction, because I think it's important for everything to be consistent." Ms. Bivens said she's really sur prised how fast her business has grown, and she takes pride in the fact that she can do a $50 sew-in in an hour. NIECY BIVENS. I spend a lot of time on my feet, and I'm open 7-days-a-week. I also have a family and I do spend time with them in spite of my busy schedule. But, that doesn t mean that some sacrifices aren't made along the way. You have to be flexible when you re try ing to balance a business and a family." Mane Attraction Weaving Studio is located above the Speaker Exchange Building on East Hillsborough Avenue and 13th Street. Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or e-mailed at lcrews@ fisenitnel.com. Tonja Anderson-Dell ..... N is the spokeswoman and manager for Nathaniel Lark, also known as "Nasty Nate." Coming to Tampa at the age of three from New Burg, New York, Nasty Nate has always desired to be a music producer instead of an artist. Ms. Anderson-Dell ex plains why. He s a very shy young man, and loves doing beats and being at that end of the music. It' s hard to get expo sure when you're behind the scenes and that s what we're trying to do. It' s starting to work, be cause now he s working with a team out of Atlanta Nasty N ate has produced a local song that is growing everyday called Snatchin." Ms. Anderson-Dell said the song is already being sampled by other artists, and getting plenty of air play. "Nasty Nate has been doing this for 8 years, and he's thankful that he's finally gotten with the right people that can promote him properly," said Ms. Anderson-D ell .. Right now, he's working on beats to deliver to an Atlanta company that he recently signed an agreement with "Don't let the Atlanta connection NATHANIEL LARK "Nasty Nate" fool you. Nasty Nate is-aware of how other artists from Tampa have gone to other labels, and practically disowned Tampa. He wants to make sure every thing he does is traced back to Tampa. He believes there is a hot bed of talent out there just waiting to be discovered. Ms. Anderson-Dell said Nasty 0 Nate doesn't realize he has a great gift. To be such a young man, he has a :r> grasp on music that a lot of seasoned en veterans don t have. He just needs to m promote that and everything will fall in place for him." Z For more information about this producer, call (813) 679-9310. m Reporter Leo n B Crews can b e C: reached at (813) 248-0724, or eJ= mailed a t lcrews@-fisentineLcom !!l z 'lJ c: m r-c;; X m c m < m :::D < -1 c: m C/) c ,., z c "11 :::D c


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"It is a felony to record the conversation between an in mate and her attorney or oth ers who are presumed to maintain confidentiality on the inmate's behalf," accord ing to California Public De fender Diane Bellas. Attorney J o Ann Kingston represents the murder defendant and is calling for a probe of the sheriff's department as well as Lon-don. "It's so blatantly illegal it's beyond pale," said Kingston, who at the same time stated that she thought London must wrong l y have believed that she could legally record the conversa tion. "I feel strongly that there should be an independent investigation done." Sadly, this story does not surprise me one bit. I have previously written about jail and prison inmates needing to be very careful when talk ing on the phone due to the fact that everything is recorded by the jail and all recordings are routinely monitored by prosecutors (see my prior Florida Sen tinel article entitled, "A Crim inal Defendant, the Government and a Tele phone"). 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Nr----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------..-0 N Class Of1971 To Hold Fish Fry The Rochel1e/Kathleen/ Lakeland Minori t y Class of 1971, Inc. "Class of Distinction" will host a Fish Fry fundraiser on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Fifth Street in Lakeland. Leading officers are Willie F. Clarke, President and George Edwards Jr., Vice President. For further information, call (863) 8o87143 "We Shall Never Forget the Halls of Rochelle c a: LL c z c:( c en w 1-ft w > w c w :r: en An Evening of Inspiration Held On Sunday, April 29th, Apostle Eldridge Smith and Pastor Cherry Smith hosted An Evening of Inspiration to celebrate National Poetry Month The host-site was the New Church of Jesus in Mulberry. Special guests included Cecellia Davis Marius of St. Croix, Virgin Island and Pastor Dorothy Brown of Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ in Ft. Lauderdale. Also featured were local poets dancers, and authors The event was sponsored by Project Care Unlimited, Inc. Educators Recognized On Sunday, May 2oth, The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presented an Educators Appreciation Program to recognize all edu cators for their outstanding service to Polk County students. The New Bethel A.M E. Church was the host-site of this memorable event. Dr. Paulette Walker, National 1st Vice President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. served as the keynote speak er. Polk County Awards Nominees Sought The Polk County Board of Commissioners is accepting nominations and applications until July 31, 2012 from pub lic and private sectors for its Inaugural Livable Polk Awards. The award recognizes innovative projects through out the count that utilize cut ting-edge development prac tices that can serve as models for future areas of conservation development, healthy community design and sustainable development. Applicants must send a 1-2 page project summary to Charlotte Fillmore at dlar lottefillmore@polkcounty.net. A detailed explanation of application requirements is available on-line at www. polk-county.net/livable. Happy Birthday MOTHER PRINCESS FORTSON Shaw-Ntif Talk extends wishes for a Happy Birthday! ::::i m Q. z i= w ...I ...I m Sentinel Columnist Among Three Polk Countv Women Honored As overcomers I ...I w z i= z w en c:( c a: 0 ...I LL Three women were recently recognized, by Girls Incorporated of Lakeland, for their life accomplishment of overcoming obstacles to reach success. The event took place on Thursday, May 17th, at the agency' s annual She Knows Where She's Going Awards luncheon. An audience of more than 200 dignitaries, co-workers, friends, family and local business representatives, Stephanie Colon, Business Banker, Community Southern Bank; Candy Mu'rphy, Public Defender, Polk County Public Defender Office, and Cynthia Zorn-Shaw, Resident Services Coordinator, Lakeland Housing Authority each received a 2012 Girls Inc. of Lakeland s She Knows Where She 's Going award. The awards were presented by Girls Inc. Board Members Chandra Frederick, Chairperson and Sarah Case, Vice Chairperson. Zorn-Shaw is also the Polk County Col11mnist for the Florida Sentinel m Bulletin. The award recog cX, nizes community role models who have overcome chal lenges to attain positions of leadership in the workplace. Cynthia Zorn-Shaw received one of three Girls Inc. of Lakeland's 2012 She Knows Where She's Going Awards Colon overcame challenges of parental drug addic tion and a difficult childhood. Murphy's teen years included a vicious cycle of teen pregnancy, high school dropout, divorce and being a single parent. Zorn-Shaw endured an abusive relationship, teen pregnancy and single mother hood. However, each of these overcomers had the determination to change their lives for the better and to become role models for young and adult women. And today, each recipient is transparent as she shares her challenges and accomplishments to encourage teens and young adults. "It's unfortunate that we cannot give each of these ladies an award, because they're al1 worthy," stated Kay Fields, President/CEO of Girls Inc. of Lakeland, "To me, it takes a strong, smart and bold woman to share the stories that these women shared today." Jodi Kusley received the George W. Jenkins Volunteer of Distinction award for her six years of service to Girls Inc. Kusley teaches the girls creative writing and fitness. In memory of Darneisha Kirkland, a former GI member who died in a house fire in 1993, three Girls Inc. members: Mykeal Crawford, Kadeazia Richardson and Brionne Riles each received a $500 Darneisha Kirkland Scholarship. At the conclusion of the luncheon, Girls Inc. was awarded a $15,000.00 dona tion by The Pig Fest Board of Directors. The mission of the agency is to inspire all girls to be "Strong, Smart and Bold" through its daily after school and summer programs for girls in grades K-12. The annual luncheon is one of the fundraising sources that support these programs. For further infor mation, contact Kay Fields, Executive Director at (863) 682-3002. to Mother Princess Fortson, of Lakeland, who celebrates another year of life on today June 1st. Wishes for a Happy Birthday are also extended to: Bartow lady Joann Snelson-June 2nd; J akayla Glass, of Lakeland -June 3rd; Plant City lady Beatrice Guzman -June 4th; Valrico lady Sheila ScottJune 5th. Shaw-Nufhopes that each of you will enjoy a won derful day of celebration, lots of love and gifts! May the Lord bless each of you with many, many more birthdays! Happy Anniversary Shaw-Nuj Talk extends belated happy anniversary wishes to Lakeland newly weds, Keith and Shonnie Boyd. The Boyds celebrated their first wedding anniversary on May 14, 2012 May the Lord continue to bless this union with many years of marital bliss. Shaw-NtifShout-Out This week's Shaw-Ntif Shout-out goes out to Polk County athletes, who recently signed with various col leges: Jerrick Stevenson, Eckerd College in St. Petersburg; Jocobe Stafford and Chandler Brunson, Adrian College in Michigan; Ian Bacon and John Madden, Ave Maria in Naples; Alec Nutting and Erick Andre, Wittenberg, in Ohio; Eric Moody and Danny Mack, University of North Carolina in Greensboro; Jose' Perez, Florida Southern College, in Lakeland; LaDerricka Spillman, The College of Central Florida, in Ocala, FL; and Chris Burgess, Appalachian State, in North Carolina. Shaw-Ntif congratulates each of you. It is my prayer that you will be successful athletes, college students and beyond! Talk To Shaw-Nuf Shaw-Ntif Talk 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 Shaw-NujTalk by sending an e-mail to: shawnuftalk@ yahoo.com or calling (863) 513-8437 lakeland Evangelist Celebrates 60 Years Ollile On Friday, April 27th, Evangelist Katie Spann of Lakeland, Florida, celebrated her 6oth birthday with family and friends. The host-site of this momentous occasion was the Coleman Bush Center in Lakeland. Flowers by Marilyn beautifully decorated the room in Katie's favorite colors: zebra stripes, pink and red. Tameka Brodus and Evangelist Mary Broaders coordinated the event, Evangelist Broaders served as Mistress of Ceremony. (Photos by Shaw-Nuj) Ms. Katie Spann, left, is shown with her daughter, Ms. Tameka Brodus. Ms. Brodus helped to coordinate her mother's special celebration. Denise Spann and her daughter, Samara Davis, were on hand to share in the special occasion.


:!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0 George Zimmerman Wants Damaging Evidence Sealed In Travvon Marlin case George Zimmerman is following the lead of prosecutors in his pending case for the murder of Trayo1.1 Martin, by requesting that certain evidence in his trial be kept under wraps. Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, filed a motion requesting that his client's text messages, emails and journal entries not be released to the public, until they can be reviewed by both sides. According to O'Mara release of the evidence will adversely affect the proper GEORGE ZIMMERMAN administration of justice in this case, and may make it impossible to find an appropriate jury unaffected by this information Florida cannibal Identified RUDY EUGENE M I AMI -T h e cannibal w ho w as di scovere d eating a a m a n s face on the sid e of a F lo r ida highway, and had to b e shot at least six times b e fore he stopped has been identified by the MiamiDade County Medical Examiner's Office as Rudy Eugene, 31. His gruesome attack on the homeless man is the fourth recent, vicious attack in that area blamed on drugs, according to Miami Dade County police. As previously reported, Eugene had to be shot to death by police after he was found eating another man's face. Even as he was hit by the repeated shots, he kept gnawing at his victim's face, whom sources say is now barel y recognizable. According to the reports, Eugene was arrested on a battery charge when he was 16-years-old, and was arrested at least seven other times for charges including marijuana and trespassing. His ex-wife said that his behavior was erratic and increasingly violent. "I wouldn't say he had mental problems, but he always felt like people was against him," she said. The woman filed for divorce in 2007 after a little over a year of marriage She said that there were times she feared for her life. He was literally eating his face, from the top of his forehead to his jaw is gone. He wasn t only gnawing at it, he was swallowing bits of his face ," said Armando Aguilar, who heads the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. "This is about the fourth incident I hear already with in our Miami Dade County area where these individuals have taken off their clothes and gone totally insane as a result of the drugs they're taking," he continues. "I don' t know if there's any such a thing as good LSD out there, but apparently this is really bad LSD." Pres.lbama vows To Protect Veteran's Benents PRES. BARACK OBAMA WASHINGTON President Barack Obama honored the nation s military heroes in a pair of Memorial Day ceremonies, vowing to protect the benefits earned by veterans and their families in an election year marked by the nation's transition from war. The president celebrated Memorial Day at the Vietnam War Memorial and at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, noting that for the first time in nine years, "Americans are not fighting and dying in Iraq," and the nation was winding down its role in the conflict in Afghanistan. School CEO Savs IUIIVIDIIIOt To llama For BovSulclda DETROIT In the aftermath of the suicide of a 7-year-old Detroit boy last week, police and family members are seeking answers to how a young child could erid his life. The CEO of the charter school that h e was attending insists that there were no signs that he was bullied as has been speculated. "To the best of our know ledge after careful review with the principal, teachers and counselors, there was never any mention of bully ing by the student's mother, who was an active volunteer at the school," said Geneva Williams, interim CEO of the University Preparatory Academy and University Preparatory Science and Math school districts, in a statemeJ}t on Friday. "The student was in a very caring and nurturing envi ronment. Homeless All Student Graduates HS And Is Oft To Collage ATLANTA-Fred Dukes recently walked the stage to receive his high school diploma from Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgia. What made this young man's achieve ment so much sweeter was that he did it while being homeless and without any family support. FRED DUKES forced to stay in a homeless shelter in downtown Atlanta, Dukes says life got really tough. "I got into an alterca tion with a couple other peo-c.. c: z m Dukes, who scored a 24 on his ACT and has a 3.0 GPA, had been homeless since December. His mother moved to South Carolina for a job, but he opted to stay behind. Dukes decision meant that he had to live without any family support. Dukes stayed with any friend who had extra space A close friend of his, Malcolm, allowed him to stay at his place if needed. ple that were staying here and they wanted to take my stuff, my belongings," said Dukes. In December, when he was Dukes is not the only 0 young person to overcome :!! homelessness in pursuit of g his or her education. rn m z ::! z uThe Voice of Our Community m Speaking for Itself, r-m z State & Fed. W. C. 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Real Estate Development REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR Indefinite Quantity Architectural & Engineering Services Bid No: FY2012-RFP-o2 Date Issued: May 25, 2012 In accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Handbook 7 460.8 REV-1, Florida Statutes and with other applicable laws, the Housing Authority of the City of Tampa (THA) formally requests competitive proposals from qualified responsible firms interested in providing Indefinite Quantity Architectural & Engineering Services Proposals shall be received until 2:00 p.m. (prevailing Tampa, FL time) on June 22 2012 at 1529W. Main St., Suite 213, Tampa, FL 33607. Proposals received after this date and time will be rejected Copies of this Request for Proposal may be p i cked up on June 1 2012 for a non-refundable fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) by check or money order from the Contracting Depa r tment of THA located at 1529 W. Main Street, Tampa Florida 33607 813 253-0551 ext 390. Persons who require special accommodations should immediately contact the THA' s Contract i ng Off i ce at (813) 253-0551 extension 390 THA reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any part of any proposal, and to waive any informalit i es or irregularit i es The Authority in accordance w i th the Executive Order 11625 and 12138, encourages parti cipat i on by bus i nesses owned and operated by minor i ties and women. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER By order of Jerome D. Ryans, President/CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Tampa BLICATION DEADLINES Edition -Thursday@ 12:00 P.M. Friday Edition -Monday@ 12:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT RATE $10.00 -20 Words And 60e For Each Additional Word Over 20 This Price Is Each Time You Publish Your Ad HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PROCUREMENT SERVICES REQUESTS FOR BIDS AND/OR PROPOSALS Hillsbo r ough County will rece ive sea l ed bids and/or proposals for the following until the stated date and t i me when they w ill be public l y opened JUNE 21, 2012 2:00 P.M. ITB-P-0197-o-2012/MWK PLASTIC SHEETS, CORRUGATED **** Information on these and other Requests for B i ds, a l ong with Bid / Proposa l resu l ts may be accessed at www hillsboroughcounty.org/procurementservices This is a Hillsborough County Governmenta l Purchasing Council Bid M i nor i ty and women owned f i rms will be afforded a full opportunity to partic i pate in these matters and will not be subject to d i scrimination on the basis of race, sex color or national origin Questi ons regard i ng 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 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The City Council of the C i ty of Tampa will hold a Public Hearing concern i ng the Consolidated Submission for Community Planning and Development Programs at 5:00P.M., on June 14, 2012, or as soon thereafter as practicable at City Council Chambers Th ird Floor City Hall 315 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa Flor i da The Purpose of th i s Public Hearing shall be to : 1) Present information concerning the Proposed Draft of the FY 2013 2017 Consolidated Plan Statement of Community Development Objectives and Pro j ected Use of Funds (FY 2013 Action Plan) Proposed changes to the C i tizen Participation Plan and adoption of LEP (Limited English Prof i ciency Plan) 2) Obtain the v i ews and comments of cit i zens concern ing the Proposed Draft Plans (5 Year Consol i dated Plan FY 2013 Action Plan, Cit i zen Part i c i pat i on Plan & LEP). The draft documents will be made available on June 14 2012 Public Comment period shall begin June 14, 2012 and end Ju l y 15 2012. The documents may be viewed on line at hHp:/lwww. tampagov. net/depLhousing_and_community devetopmenVPrograms and Servtces/Federal Programs asp Or documents can be viewed at the Housing and Community Development office located at 306 E. Jackson St. 3rd Floor No r th 3) Afford to any person or organization the opportunity to be heard Any person who decides to appeal any decis i on made by the City Counc i l with respect to any matter cons i dered at this Public Hearing w ill need a record of t h e proceed i ngs, and for such pu r pose may need to hire a court reporte r t o ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made wh i ch record includes the test i mony and ev i dence upon wh i ch the appeal i s to be based In accorda n ce w i th the Americans with D i sab ili t i es Act and Section 286 26 Florida Statutes persons w i th disab i lities need in g special a c commodation to part i c i pate i n the Public Hearing shou ld contact t he City Cle r k s off i ce at l east forty-e i ght (48) h ours prio r to the date of the Public Hearing CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TAMPA CHARLIE MIRANDA CHAIR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE New Employment Opportunities AIRPORT POLICE OFFICER (CERTIFIED) (NON-STANDARD HOURS) $46 213 COURT CLERK I $24,752 I NFORMATION SYSTEMS PROJECT MANAGER INSPECTOR I (MECHANICAL) $65 124 $35 838 PARALEGAL SPECIALIST (PART TIME) $18 35/HR PROGRAM COORDINATOR (VISUAL MARKETING) $35,838 PROGRAMMER/ANALYST (BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE} $46 238 PROGRAMMER/ANALYST (WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT} $46 238 PROJECT MANAGER I (CROSS FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMS) (CONTRACT MANAGEMENT) $46 238 SENIOR LAND AGENT $53 435 SYSTEMS ANALYST (BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE) $53,435 See our web s i te at http: / /www.hccsb.org or vis i t our office at: 601 E Kennedy Boulevard 17th Floor Tampa FL. 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:0 c a=ll l.l;;;;;;;;;;ll =E=MP=LO=YM=ENT----=-11 a=ll HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY (AUTHORITY) RFP Employee Insurance Benefits Consulting Services No. 12-534-Q36 Sealed proposals for Employee Insurance Benefits Consulting Services will be received from firms by the Authority at Tampa International Airport Offices located at 4100 George J Bean Parkway, Suite 3311, Main Terminal, 3rd Floor, Blue Side, Tampa, Florida 33607. Solicitation documents and detailed requirements will be available on the Tampa International Airport website at www.tampaairport.com, Common Links, Airport Business Notice of Solici tations on June 1, 2012. 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.,.. w z ::J "") 0 ct LL 0 ct LL 0 z < 0 (/) w ::J 1-li: w > w 0 w ::1: (/) ::J m ::J a. z i= w ..J ..J ::J m ..J w z i= z w (/) ct 0 ..J LL 0 I ACADEMY OF HOLY NAMES SALUTATORIAN JOSIE LITTLE Age : 18 Parents : Judge Perry and Sonjia Little GPA: 5 13 ; Ranked Second i n c lass Church: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church Awards and Honors: Salutato rian ; National Achieve ment Fi nalist N ational Merit Corporation; Science Na tional Honor Soc iety; Mu A lpha Theta (Math Honor Soc iety); and AP Scholar Activities: National F orensic League Pres ident ; Nat i onal Honor Soc iety President ; BETA Club ; Achona (school newspa per Ass i stant Editor); and Ex cursions, school literary magazine College: Cornell University Future Career: At this time, I plan to pursue a career in law with an emphasis on finance ALONSO HIGH SCHOOL Principal: Louis R. Diaz LATRICE M. BLOCKER N w Age : 18 Parents: James Blocker and Kathi Blocker r::L. --.. ---.. GPA : Top 6 % of Graduat ing Class Church : MacDill A i r Force Base Chapel Awards and Honors: BETA Honor Society ; the Town N Country Youth Elite Award (over 300 hours community service; Certificate of Commendation from the Hillsborough County Board of County Comm issi on ers ; and National Honor Society Activities: Town N County Youth Counc il ; Health Occupations Students of Amer i ca ; Cert i fied Nursing Assistant Program ; MacDill A ir Force Base Chapel Choir and Praise Team; and Na tional Honor Society Vice Pres ident College : University of South Florida Future Career: I aspire to be come a hospital admi nistrator or a doctor of osteopathy as well as a wr i ter I have served a few years in the health field. I want to advocate the build ing and opening of multip le museums centered around African His tory. PATRICE BLOCKER Age : 18 Parents : Kathi and James Blocke r GPA: 5-3 Church : MacDill Air Force Base Chape l Awards and Honors: BETA Honor Society ; National Honor Society; and YC (Town N Coun tryYou t h Counci l ) Elite (earning over 300 hours of community service i n YC Career Activities : H OSA (Health Occu pations Students of A merica ; BETA Honors (Tutor); Worked blood d rives at Alonso; and studying hard College : Univ ers i ty o f South F lorid a Future Career : Undec ide d ALISA DAVIS Age : 19 Parents : Linnette and Basil Davis Church : Living Grace Awards and Honors: Superior rating in an acting ensemble piece at theatre districts Activities: NHS (Nat i onal Honor Society) ; Peer Med iati on ; Leadership (School Senator) ; Alonso Teen Mentors ; and Soc cer College : Florida International Uni versity Future Caree r: Work ing with abused and orphaned children NIAJOSEPH Age : 16 Parents: Karlene a n d Francis Joseph GPA:4.7 Church : Church At The Bay Awards and Honors: National Honor Society ; Senior Class Secretary ; and Nomination for Golden Raven Award Activities : National Honor Soci ety (NHS); Health Occupat i ons Students of America HOSA ; FCA; and Leadership College : Uni vers i ty of Sout h Florida (St. Pete) Future Career: Pediatrician ALEXANDER SMITH Age: 18 Parents : Larry and Arthita Smoith GPA: 5.18 weighted; 3.56 un weighted Church : New Hope Missionary Bapt i st Church Awards and Honors: National Honor Society (NHS) Member ; and BETA Club Member Activities : Alonso High School Varsity Baseball Team; and AVID College : Uni vers i ty of North Florida Future Career: Athletic Training or Physi cal Therapy, and Base ball uates Age : 17 Parents : Tonya Stephens and Robert Stephens GPA: 4.3 Awards and Honors: Superior for Thesp ian District and Na tiona l Honor Society Activities: Drama Club ; Na tiona l Honor Society ; and KHCB 1 00+ hours of community serv ice College : F l orida Gulf Coast Uni versity Future Career: Internat i onal Law (Lawyer) STEPHEN PARKS WILLIAMS Age: 1 8 Parents : Stephen and Magnolia GPA: 4.4; 137/520 Church : First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens Awards and Honors : National Honor Society ; National Society of High School Scholars ; and Academic Ach ievement Award Activities: Football ; Orchestra ; Fellowship of Christ ian Athletes; and Oratorical Speech Contest College : 2 Years at HCC, then transfer to the University of Florida to study Mechanical En gineering Future Career: To become a Mechanical Engineer for the Air Force leading to an Engineer ing Bus iness of my own; then making sure my parents can re t ire in peace and not worry about how they are pay i ng for retirement ETHAN HOOPER Age : 18 Parents : Ernest and Florence Hooper GPA: 5.1; 30th Church: Nativity Catholic Church Awards and Honors: Most School Spirit and Cr itics Choice Award W inner at Armwood s Most Talented Activities: Football; Studen t Government; National Hono r Society; Interact ; and Villa P i zza Employee College: Univers i ty of Central Florida Future Career : I want to be a n actor RUSSELL DEMETRIUS MARTIN Age : 17 Parents: Will iam Martin a n d M i chelle Martin GPA: 5.5 ; 16th Awards and Honors: Battalion Commander ; Top 20 of Gradu ating Class ; and Top Shoo t er on Rifl eTeam Activities: JROTC ; R i f l e Team; National Honor Society ; F i tness (Ra ider) Team; and Nationa l Youth Leadersh i p College: Uni versity of Tampa Future Career: To j oin the Uni ted States A rmy to bec ome a helicopter pil ot


CHANELLE NEWSOME Age : 18 P a r en t s : Lorena and Kei th Newsome GPA: 4.8 ; 88 t h Awards and Honors: Hon or Roll; Coach s Award i n Basket ball; and F lag Football 1 st Team Western C onference Activities: Basketball ; Flag Football ; a n d NHS College : HCC then-transfe r to UF or USF Future Career: To become a Cardiovascu l ar surge o n ASHLEY THRASH Age : 1 8 Parents: Corey Thrash, Demes sia Thra s h and G l end a G lover GPA : 4.4 473 ; 64/ 350 Church: Exalte d Word Mini st r i e s Awards and Honors: National Ho n or Soc i ety College: University of West F l o r ida Future Career: I would like t o p u r sue th e c a r eer of be ing an 08/GYN VALEDICTORIAN LAKIRRA TURNER Age : 1 8 Parents : Wanda Fal cher and No r man Fal cher GPA : 6.49 Awards and Honors: Princ i pal s H onor Roll Act i v i ties: N ational H on or Soc i ety and I nt e r a c t C lub College : Univers i ty of F l orida Future Career: To become an Air Force Off i cer then later a Fore i gn Service Off i cer for the U S Government D I AMOND BOWDEN Age : 1 8 Parents : M i chae l Humbert and Beverly Sowden-Humbert GPA: 3 08 unweighted 4 59 we i ghted Church : First Bapt i st Church of Colleg e H ill Awards and Honors: NHS N ati onal Honor Soci ety) ; Aca dem i c Letter 4th Year ; and Ath l et i c Letter 2nd Year Activities: Stin9 Dance Team Capta in;' NHS and Designer for Beyond Imagination Fash i on Show at Blake College : Florida A & M Univer s i ty Future Career: To obtain a doc torate degree i n Pharmacy and further my stud i es to become a med i cal doctor of dermatology CHRISTOPHER BOWIE Age : 17 Parent: Sharon Bow i e GPA: 5.6 Awards and Honors: Ronald A. Hammond Scho l arsh i p full tu it ion University of Miami ; and Recip i ent of a Superior Rat i ng at the D i strict Level Solo & En semble Compet i tion Activities: Trombonist in the MARCUS CARTER Age: 1 8 Parent: M ar k i t a C arter GPA :4.6 Church: P a l m R iver C h urch of Christ Awards and Hono r s: A c a demic A w ard; M o s t Impr oved ; B iggest H eart ; Lett erma n's A war d ; and Most A t h leti c Activiti es : P o etry; Foo tball; and Track and Field College: F l o rida I ns ti t u t e o f T echnology, Stetson Univ ersity Future Career : Mechani ca l En g i neering KENDRA G. GILREATH Age: 17 Parents: Kenneth and Del bra Gil reath GPA : 4 .31 Church: B i ble-Based Fellow ship Church of Carrollwood Awards and Honors: Honor Society; Mus i c Honor So ciety; Orchestra Solo and En semble Excellent Rat i ng ; Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, 1st Viol i n ; and Blake Yearbook Featured Senior 2012 Activities: B l ake H i gh School Orchestra ; Blake H i gh School Key Club Pres i dent ; B i ble Based Fellows hip Church Or ches tra; T a mpa B ay Bucc aneers St u dent Amb as s a dor ; and Dr ess F o r Su cce s s Tampa Bay S tude nt W ar dr ob e Cons ult a nt College : Florid a Gulf Coas t Uni v ersi ty Future Career : Ken d r a w ill at tend F l orida Gulf Coast Univer s i ty in the fall 2012 She has been accepted i nto the Bower School of Music Kendra also plans to pursue pre Med Stud ies WINSTON LIGHTBODY JR. Age : 1 8 Parents : W inston Lightbody Sr and Ella st eine Lightb o dy GPA : 5 .22 weighted ; 3.72 unweig hte d ; R anked 1Oth Church : College Hill C hurch O f God I n C hr i st Awards and Honors: S cho l ar At hlete A w ard; Hills bor ough Co u nty A llSta r S o ccer Team ; Pr incipal s H onor R oll; B est All Around St udent (Mr. Blake ) ; and UNCF Sc h olar Activities: D rum Ma j or ; Socce r Team a t Schoo l C a p tain ; Men taring T e e nagers ; Listen s t o M usic Play Music ; and Hanging w ith fr i end s College : Uni versity of Centra l Flori d a Future Career: Athl e t ic Traine r CLASS PRESIDENT SHA QUIA GRAHAM 1 Age: 18 Parents : Gladys Johnson Mother and Lyd i a Bell Guardian GPA : 3 7 Church : Spring Hill Miss i onary Bapt i st Church Awards and Honors: Graduat ing w i th Honors ; and Master s Certificat ion i n Creative Writing Activities: Class Pres i dent ; Ac t ive SGA Member; and Big Brother Big Sister Organizat i on College : HCC for 2 years Future Career: Criminal Justice QUANESHIA S. JACKSON Age: 17 Parents : Quanda Stan l ey and Warren Jackson GPA : 3 8 Church: Church Of God Of TAYLOR McKAY Age: 1 8 Parents : Viv ian M c K ay and Cep ed a M c K a y S r GPA : 3 6 Awards and Honors: HA SSE a n d Wes tern C onference Cheerlea d i n g Activities: A llC ounty Choru s ; Cheer l eading ; and F l ag Football College : USF Future Career : College Of N ursing ALEXANDRIA SCOTT Age: 18 Parent : Tammy Dan i els GPA : 5 0 Awards and Honors: Silver Key from Alliance of Art i sts and Writers : $16 000 Scho l arship for Ohio Northern Un i ve r sity ; Grad uat i ng with Master Cert i ficat ion i n Creat i ve Wr i t i ng ; and Gradu ating with Honors Activities: Published a Collec t i on of Orig i nal Poetry and Prose ; Senior Ed i to r of Synapse," a literary magazine published by Blake H i gh Schoo l Creative Writing Department College : Ohio Nor thern Univer s i ty Future Career: Teach C oll e ge o r high school leve l E ngli sh, b e come a publish e d wr it e r 0 Kn'Pwf:edge Knowledgtt =Power ,..

2012 Graduates .. O .. .. H.il.lsbor_ .... Honor .. RoII; .. A.thlet.ic ... le tt e r ..... an .. ...... w ough Orchestra; 1 (swimming); and Music Letter Future Career : To major in AcHillsborough Public (band ) counting and get a Bachelor s ..., Schools "Spotlight On Seniors;" Activities: Swimming; MarchDegree in Accounting ; then go and Piatigoisky International ing/ Concert Band; Senior to law school and earn a law deCello Festival Steering; Science National gree in order to become a busia: Activities: Howard W. Blake Hono r and Job at ness lawyer or tax attorney I.L Symphony Orchestra; TampaKumon Learning Center PRINCESS COLLINS Metropolitan Youth Orchestra ; Future Career: Study Civil Enc a: I.L c z c( c en w :J .... w > w c w ::1: en ::::i m :J D.. z t= w ...J ...J :J m ...J w z t= z w en ( a: 0 ...J I.L EVERLECIA JANA TAYLOR Age : 18 Parents: Fatima Clanton and Everett Taylor GPA: 3 0 unweighted; 4 3 weighted Awards and Honors: Tampa Tribune Honors; SGA Vice Pres ident; Layout/Manag ing Editor of School Newspaper; and Tra d iti onal Salutatorian Activities: Abstinence Club; SGA V ic e P re s ident ; Big Broth ers, Big Sisters of Tampa Bay; National Honor and Newspaper (The Blaze) Jour nalist College : Xavier, FAMU, or Los Angeles College Future Career: Pharmacist ANNIA THOMAS Age : 18 Parent: Allegra Thomas GPA: 5.1 Awards and Honors: Student Ambassador of Blake High School Dance Department ; Na t i ona l Honor of Dance Arts Secretary; Full Tuition Scho larship to Leon' Dance Arts New York; Blake's Ultimate of the Dance Department; and Principal's Honor Roll Activities: Dance; Volunteer; National Honor Soci of Dance Arts member; and Abstinence Club College : Ball State Future Career: Nursing KAMYRON M. WILLIAMS Age : 18 Parents : Darnell and Anitha Williams GPA: 3 7 Awards and Honors: Florida Volunteer, Metropolitan Min gineering at USF in the fall istries and National Honor SociCollege : Accepted to Peabody of John Hopkins; Indiana Uni of Music; Jacobs School; and Florida State Future Career: Mus ic-Cell o Performance NADINE YOUNG Age : 17 Parent: Dalis Young GPA:4 8 Church : Resurrection Catholic Church Awards and Honors: National Honor Dance Honor (Historian); and Home coming Queen Activities: Citizen Advisory Comm i ttee for Hillsborough County ; Brandon School of Dance Arts; Volunteer at Sun rise Villa, Assisted Living Faciland School Advisory Comm ittee College : St. John STEPHEN JACKSON Age : 18 Parents : Stephen and Yanara Jackson GPA: 5.17 Awards and Honors: AP Scholar with honors; High RICHARD A. MARTIN, JR. Age : 17 Parents : Richard and Deborah Mart i n GPA: 5 7 Church: Attends Progress Vil lage Baptist Church Awards and Honors : Princ ipal's Honor Roll ; Bloomingda le's Male Scholar Athlete; 2012 Sal adino All-Tournament Team; Western Conference 1st Team; and ESPN 2012 Top 10 Short Stop Activities : Baseball; Na tional Honor Spanish Honor and Mu Alpha Theta College: of Florida Future Career: Civil Engineer ing BRANDON HIGH SCHOOL Principal: Carl Green BERNICE CAMPBELL Age: 17 Parent: Valerie Campbell GPA : 5 8/15th Church: Faith Christian Center Awards and Honors: Natio nal Honor Scholastic Ath lete Award ; and AP Scholar Award Activities: Flag Football; Soc cer; Track and Field; and Senior Council College : Flor ida Agricultura l Age: 18 Parents : Prince T. Collins and Wanda F. Wolfe GPA:5.0 Church: Rivers of Life Awards and Honors: Honor Court Activities: Key Club; Basket ball ; Track; and ECE (Early Childhood Education) College: of West Florida Future Career: To major in Criminology to become a Foren sic Investigator ALEXIA CRUZ Age: 17 Parent: Claudette Allen ( Aunt ) GPA : 2.1 Church: Kingdom Worship Cente r Awards and Honors: First Se mester Honor Roll Activities: Track and Field College: HCC Future Career: Start at HCC then transfer to a JASMINE GORDON Age: 17 Parents: Jerome and Tara Gor don GPA :4.21 Church: Brown Memorial Awards and Honors: Honor Roll ; Honor Court ; and invited to join Honor Activities: Volunteer at Central Park Health Care ; and Em ployed at McDonald s College: Tallahassee CommuCollege Future Career: To earn a de gree in Accounting at FSU ALEXIS GREENE Age : 18 Parents : Christina Sapp and Trevor Greene GPA:4.3 Awards and Honors: Edgar L. Flemming Memorial Scholar ship Florida DECA Award ; Elected Florida DECA State Vice President from BHS ; Re ceived First Place at District 8 DECA Awards in Food Market ing; and Received Sixth Place at Florida DECA State Compet i tion in Ma rketing Activities: F lorid a DECA State V ice President ; Eagles Landing BHS School Store Manager; Brandon High School DECA Co-President; and Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Marketing Manager College : Johnson & Wales Uni Future Career: I p lan on pursu ing a career in Marketing and Internat ional Business HERLEND ROSIER Age: 18 Parents : Merlande and Luis Michel GPA: 4.98 ; 69/494 Church : House of God Worship Center Awards and Honors: Aca demic Letter, Twi ce (Academics Junior and Senior year) ; Supe rior Solo Rating at Solo and En semble (Cello Solo); and Academic Letter in Orches tra Activities: Brandon Hig h School Orchestra ; Nationa l Honor Tri-M Music So Key Club ; and Senio r Counci l College : of Tampa Future Career: I would like to major in Political Science and Criminology and become a Forensic Lawyer for the United States Government


JALEN STRINGFELLOW Age : 18 Parents: Don and Shirley Stringfellow GPA: 3.0 Church : Rivers Of Life Awards and Honors: National Honor Soc iety; Started on the Basketball Team and Started on the Football Team Activities: Basketball; Football ; and Track College : Florida International University Future Career: I plan to play football at FlU and major in Criminology I may attend law school after I obtain my Bache lor s degree CANDACE TELLIS Age : 18 Parent: Patrice Candis GPA: 3 3 Awards and Honors: Honor Roll First 9 Weeks Activities: HOSA Club (Health Occupations Students Of Amer ica) I was the Secretary College : HCC and USF Future Career : Nursing ASHLEY WATSON Age : 17 Parents: Audrey Watson and Errol Watson GPA: 4.0 Church: Bell Shoals Awards and Honors : Honor Society ; and Honor Court Activities: Cheerleading ; Dance ; Sales Associate at Aldo and Community Service for Mental Group Homes College : Florida International University Future Career: I would like to KEAUZSAE WILLIAMS Age : 18 Parent: Schemika Sandoval GPA: 2.5 Church : Bible-Based Fellow ship of Temple Terrace Awards and Honors: Captain of Step Team; Superior in Color Guard MPA Competition ; and DECA Talent Show Winner for Stepping Activities: Step ; Softball ; and Color Guard College : Bethune-Cookman University Future Career: To major in Psychology and Minor in Dance MARIAH CORNWALL Age : 17 Parents : Arlene Cornwall and Glen Cornwall GPA: 5 7969; Ranked 26 Activities : BETA Club ; Span ish Nat ional Honor Society ; Mu Alpha Theta; and Martial Artist College : University of South Florida Future Career: To become a Pediatrician and have my own practice SAINT ANDRE ELIASSANT Age : 17 Parents : Deceased GPA: 4.468 Awards and Honors : Physical Fitness Award; Riffle Team Award; and Drill Team Award Activities: M ilitar y Drill March ing MCJROTC ; R iffle Team MCJROTC ; MCJROTC ; and Color Guard MCJROTC College: Embry Riddle Future Career: U. S. Marines Reservist ; Aerospace Engineer ing at Embry Riddle JORDAN MORELAND Age : 18 Parents : Kareen Moreland and Ellery Moreland GPA:4.9 Church : Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Awards and Honors: Will grad uate in top 1 00 ; 3rd Place on Homecom ing Court; and Voted Best All A round for Prom Activities : Track; Senate mem ber in Art Club ; National Honor Society; BETA Club; and Latin Club College : University of Florida Future Career: I plan to pursue a Master's Degree i n Mechani cal Engineering DEVONTAE PARKER Age: 18 Parents : Gene and Denise Parker GPA: 4 .5; 102 out of 441 Awards and Honors: Graduating with Honors ; and Participation in DECA Competition Activities: Over 80 hours of Community Service; member of Track and Field; Worked at Polio SHAHEEDAH SALAAM Age : 18 Parents : Maryann Salaam grandmother; and Anita Salaam mother GPA:5.63 Activities : Science Academics FFA; Art C lub; Mu Alpha Theta ; and Honor Court College : Florida International University Future Career : Biomedical Engineer DURANT HIGH SCHOOL Principal: Pamela TOLUWALOPE ATANDA Age : !7 Parents : James Atanda and Abigial Atanda GPA: 3.6/5 .08 Church : Bay Life Church Awards and Honors: National Honor Society; Outstanding At torney at District Mock Trial Compet ition; Best Attorney of Florida Mock Trial State Com petition ; First Place in FBLA Emerging Business Issues ; and Durant High School Academic Letter Activities : Durant H igh School Mock Trial Team; Durant High School Future Business Lead ers of America (FBLA); Durant High School Student Govern ment Assoc iation; Kindergarten KEI 'YA FLUELLEN Age: 18 Parent Vickie Fluellen GPA: 4 .62 Church : Kainos International Church of Florida Awards and Honors: Honor Court ; African American Achievers Award; and Diamond Award Activities : Varsity Basketball College : USF-St. Petersburg Future Career: Entertainment (TV, Radio, and Film) LAUREN GLOVER Age : 18 Parent: Barbara Hendricks GPA: 3.33/5.2 Church : St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church Awards and Honors: National Honor Society; Student Govern ment member ; Academ i c Letter and Top 5 In Senior Class fo; Volunteer Hours Activities: Leo Club member Church secretary; Upward Bound Program (USF) Vice President ; and Wendy s employee College : Florida State Univer sity Future Career: Major in Biol ogy and continue on to Medical School and accomplish my dream to become a Neonatolo gist ..... N 0 ..... N ., r 0 JJ C/) m z :::! z m r m c r r m :::! z ., c m r (j) :::1: m c m < m -t c m C/) c )> z c "T1 JJ c


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Sinai A. M. E Church, Medulla, FL Awards and Honors: Aca demic Pin ; Honor Graduate; Top 5 Western Conference Basket ball ; Outstanding Attorney, Mock Trial; and 3rd Place Essay Writ in g Competition, Black Her itage Activities: Vars i ty Basketball; Future Public Service Leaders ; Jr. Rattlers ; Visions ; and Alpha Cougar Omega Steppers College: Clark Atlanta Univer sity Future Career: Publicity Man ager/Author ASIA NELSON Age: 18 Parents: Lauren and Adrian Nelson GPA: 5 .21 Church: Mt. Sina i A. M. E. Church, Medulla FL Awards and Honors: 1st Place Prepared Speaking F.P.S.A. State; 1st Place Brain Bowl F.P. S.A. State; CAU Dean's Scholar, $19,000 Annually ; Du rant Academic Letter; and Na tional Honor Society Activities: Alpha Cougar Omega Step Team; Jr. Rattlers Secre tary; Varsity Basketball Team Captain; Florida Public Service Association (F.P.S.A.); and Gospel Choir College: Clark Atlanta Univer sity (CAU) Future Career: Elementary Ed ucation/ Society Work DARIUS POWELL Age : 18 Parents : Denise and Glenn Powell GPA:4.95 Church: Church of Christ Awards and Honors: Aca demic Letter and Honor Gradu ate Activities: My job 28 hours a week; Jr. Rattlers Club ; Hillsbor ough Community College Dual Enrollment in two classes ; Com munity Service at Plant City Boys & G irls Club ; and Volun teer at lnnerAct Alliance in Lakeland FL College: Florida Agr icul tural and Mechanical University Future Career: I ultimately want to become a high school principal and i mplement policies that work for the students and not against them TAMEKA TAYLOR Age : 17 Parent: Veleta Fed ron GPA: 5.4 Church : Bell Shoals Awards and Honors: National Honor Society member; Senior Council member; and Letter Activities: Peer Mediator ; Jun ior Rattlers Historian; Relay for Life participant/volunteer; and Host Employee College : HCC, Brandon Future Career: To become a Pharmacist and live comfortably EAST BAY HIGH SCHOOL Principal: Maria L. Gsell INGRID GERARA Age: 18 Parent: Marie Gerara GPA: weighted 4.7 Church: Disciples of Chr ist Christian Fellowship Awards and Honors: High Honor Roll and National Honor Society Activities: Community Service and Volunteer at Southshore Regional Library College: Florida Internat ional University Future Career: Public Health and Social Work BRANDON JONES Age: 1 8 Parent: Renee Beckford GPA : we igh ted 4 7 Church: Love First Christian Center Awards and Honors: Most Valuable Runner Cross Coun try; Most Valuable Runner Track and Field ; and EBHS Raider Commander Activities: Track and Field; Bas ketball; Cross Country ; ROTC ; and Volunteering for Children s Center 1 Voice Foundat ion College : FlU or FAMU Future Career : Physical Thera pist and Start my own founda tion for cancer JAHIAOWENS Age : 17 Parents: Teresa Owens and Ronald Owens GPA : weighted 4.7 Awards and Honors: AP Honors Award ; and Graduating w i th Honors Activities: Soccer ; FBLA (Fu ture Business Leaders of Amer ica) member; and NHS (National Honor Society ) College : Florida Atlant ic Univer sity (FAU) Future Career: Major in Fi nance Ka SHARI PATRICK Age: 18 Parents : LaVon Patrick (mom); James M Williams (dad); Marvane and Homer Patr i ck Jr., and Family GPA : weighted 4.57 weighted ; top 14% of Class Church: Crossover Church Awards and Honors : I have the honor of graduating in honors with a NHS Sash Activities: East Bay High School Chorus; FBLA (Future Bus iness Leaders of Amer ica); and NHS member (National Honor Society) College: Bethune-Cookman University Future Career: I plan to major in Accounting in college and be come a successful business woman Sentinel Bulletin "The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself" 248-1921


2012 Graduates :D 6 HOMECOMING QUEEN College: University Of South Peacemakers res (godparent) .:"" SELES POWELL Age : 17 Parents: Carla Powell and Sabrattie Powell GPA: weighted 4.5 Church: New Life Christian Fel lowship Awards and Honors: MVP for Cross Country; 1st Place in Pole Vault clearing 9'0 at Spoto on 4/3/12; Homecoming Queen at East Bay High School 2012 ; and Senior Notable Best Physique Activities: Captain of Cross Country Team; Captain Track and Field Team; Treasurer for In tern ational Thespian Society ; Volunteering at Redlands Chris tian M i grant Assoc i ation; and Manager of Varsity Girls Basket ball Team at East Bay College: FAMU Future Career: Plan to attend Florida Mechanical and Agricul tural University in Tallahassee Florida. My goal is to get my Bachelor' s in Science and as a graduate receive my Doctorate in Physical Therapy FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL Principal: David Sheppard Valedictorian: Crystal Fleming, GPA: 6.992 Salutatorian: Christopher Tolson, GPA: 6.840 Class President: Kailey Gay Graduates: 485 RONJAE MARIO BROWN Age: 17 Parents : Themes Faison, Rans ford Brown GPA: 5.1 (weighted) Church : Truth Outreach Min i stries International Awards and Honors: AP Scholar with Honors Activities : Producer for schools news program (Patriot Prime time) Florida College: Florida Gulf Coast GPA: 2 .84 2 Future Career : Computer EngiUniversity Church : Mount Calvary Sev-z neer Future Career: enth Day Adventist m RENEE ROBERTS Age : 17 Parents : Romeo Roberts and Aureola Roberts GPA: 5.3 Church : Hillsdale Baptist Church Awards and Honors: Super i or Rating at FBA (Marching Band); and Superior Rating at MPA (Orchestra) Activities : FHS Orchestra; FHS Color Guard ; Legacy Club: A Student Ministry; National Honor Society; and Spanish Honor Society College : University of Florida Future Career : Physical Ther apy GAITHER HIGH SCHOOL Principal: Marie Whelan PAUL BARRETT Age : 19 Parent: Jaclin Frederick GPA: 4.5 Awards and Honors: 3 event County Champions (high jum p 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles); Homecoming Court Runner-up ; Regional Champion for Soccer, (final four) ; 2 School records in the 110 hurdles and 300 hur dles; and Honors graduate Activities: Soccer ; Football ; Track; Athletic Club; and Culture Club College : Undecided Future Career: Sports Medi cine BRITTANY HOPKINS Age : 18 Parents: Beverly and Richard Hopkins GPA: 5 8 Church: Allen Temple AME Awards and Honors: Scholar Athlete; Academic Scholar Award; AP Scholar Award ; and Star light Homecoming Court Activities : Varsity Cheerleader ; Key Club member ; Showcase member Spirit Club member; and IWait president College : FSU Future Career: I plan to major in BiO-Medical Studies and then attend medica l school to spe cialize in Pediatric surgery NATHANIEL NIEUWENDAM Age : 17 Parents : Wendell Nieuwendam and Ruby Nieuwendam GPA : 4.3033 Church : Idlewild Baptist Awards and Honors: 3rd Place in FBLA Digital Video Produc tion; Honors for "My Dead Man's Helmet;" Part of a two-man team to revamp school map ; and Sentinel Senior Activities: President Robot ics; member Senior Club ; Cross Country ; Parkour at Xcel 360 College : USF Future Career: To major in Computer Science specializing in Cyber Security DANIELLE PRAWL Age: 17 Parents: Raymond and Monica Prawl GPA:4. 2 Church : Idlewild Baptist Church Awards and Honors: Aca demic Letter Activities: Key Club; BETA; and Hospitality/Event Planning Awards and Honors: Honor MIKHAIL REECE Age : 18 Parent : Jaclin Frederick GPA : 6.2 ; Ranked 4th Church : Unity Church of Today Awards and Honors: Nat iona l Football Foundat io n Scho lar ship Rec ipi ent; Hillsborough County Scholar Athlete Award ; Ranked 4th in Class ; 1st Team All-Star Team; and National Merit Award Rec ipient Activities: Football Team Cap tain; Basketba ll Team Captain ; Member of Key; Member of BETA; and Member of Legacy College: Yale Future Career: Business MARQUIS ACKERMAN Age : 18 Parent: Angelletta White GPA : 2.42 Church : Pentecostal Church of God Awards and Honors : Honor Roll Activities: Leukemia Founda tion Walkathon College : Erwin Technical Cen ter Future Career: Electrician BRANDY D. ALLEN Age : 19 Parents: Ange l a Allen and the late Murray Allen ; Sheereen TorRoll; and Perfect Attendance Activities: Yearbook ; Family, Career, and Community Lead ers of America (FCCLA); Volleyball Team Captain; Gymnastics Team Co-Captain; and Volunteer with Community Homeless College: Hillsborough Commu nity College and Johnson & Wales University Future Career: Chef/Business Entrepreneur MICHAEL L. ANDERSON JR. Age: 21 Parents : Monquriest Williams and Michael Anderson Sr GPA:2.33 Cfiurch : power Rock M inistry Awards and Honors: Perfect Attendance Activities : Football and Com munity Food Drive Volunteer College : Erwin Technical Cen t e r and Roadmaster Driving School Future Career: Commercial Driving RAYFIELD J. HAMERTER Age : 20 Parents : Valencia Hamerter and James Hamerter GPA: 2.40 Church: Temple Crest Church of Christ Awards and Honors: Football Team Leader Activities : Football ; ROTC; and Feeding the Homeless Commu nity Volunteer College : Hillsborough Commu nity College Future Career: Nurse .... N 0 .... N r 0 C/) m z :j z m r CD c: r r m :j z 'tl c: CD r c;; % m c m < m c: m C/) c )> z c c C) m ..... I 0


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HALL Age: 18 Parents: Tracy Hall and Odell Hall GPA: 3 0 Awards and Honors: High Honor Roll Activities : FBLA and AVID College: Bethune-Cookman University Future Career: To pursue a ca reer i n Nursing TRAVIS LYONS Age : 18 Parents : Keyontha Lyons-Lewis and Alexis Taylor (deceased} GPA:3.9726 Church : St. Johns Primitive Baptist Awards and Honors: National Honor Society; and All-Star Basketball Team Activities: Basketball ; Track and Field; Football ; and Boxing College : St. Leo University ; St. Johns University; or Georgia Southern University Future Career: Physical Ther apy or Pediatric Nursing RONESIA MALONE Age : 18 Parents : Emma Price (grand mother) and Shunta Burke (mother) GPA:4 .82 Church: New Life Tabernacle Awards and Honors: National Honor Society Grad ; Honor Grad (for having over a 4.0}; Science National Honor Society Grad (for having over a 3 5 in science courses); and HABSE Senior Award (Hillsborough Al liance of Black Student Educa tors) Activities : Student Government (Senior Class Recording Secre tary); Sophisticated Ladies (chairperson); National Honor Society (chairperson); and Sci ence National Honor Society (chairperson) College : University of South Florida Future Career: I want to have a double major in B i o Chem istry (specializing in Anesthetics), and musical performance (cello} KIERRA POWELL Age: 17 Parents: Lolitha Powell and Wilbur Powell GPA: 3.7 Church: New Testament Wor ship Center Awards and Honors: Aca demic Letter for 3.7 GPA College: Bethune-Cookman University Future Career: Undecided LA KIVA D. THOMPSON Age : 18 Regi nald Thompson and La Trona Davis Thompson ; and grandparents : W i llie and Dorothy Dav is; Johnnie Mae Thompson and the late William Thompson GPA:3 .75 Awards and Honors: High Honor Roll Activities: Active member of Church Youth M i nistry ; Phi Teens ; Future Educators of America ; American S ign Lan guage Club ; and Students Against Tobacco Club College : Hillsborough Commu nity College ; then transfer to a 4-year university to obtain Bach elor's Degree in Education Future Career: to obtain Doc torate Degree JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOl Principal: Van Ayres AMALECATO Age: 18 Parent: Saida Kouya GPA: 5/8422; 11th Awards and Honors: Sports manship Award for Volleyball; and Global Business Trophy tor FBLA Activities: Volleyball; Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA); National Honor Society, (NHS); and National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) College : University of North Flor i da Future Career: My career choice is Nursing (RN) RAYMOND LYMOUS Age : 18 Parents : Sonya Lymous and Raymond H Lymous Jr GPA: 24th in Class Awards and Honors: Hillsbor ough Alliance of Black S c hool Educators Honoree Activities: Volunteer at t h e Tampa Bay Humane Society ; A member of the Sci ence B r a i n Bowl Team; Spe n t time on the Debate Team; and A member of the Environmental Club at School College: Hillsborough Commu nity College Future Career: I plan to be come a doctor of medicine TYRIQ McCORD Age : 18 Parents : George and France McCord GPA: 3 3 Church : Allen Templ e AME Church Awards and Honors: Distr i ct 2nd Place Managing Making Decisions ; 2012 U S All-Amer ican Army Bowl Player ; Distr i ct 1st Place High Jump ; Distr i ct 2nd Place D i scuss Throw; and Jefferson H igh School Team MVP Activities: Future Business Leade r s of America ; S t uden t Government Assoc i at ion; Loca l and Area YPD (Young People s Divis i on) President ; Sons of Allen Mentoring Program ; and Unsigned Preps Organization College : University of Miam i Future Career: To major i n Broadcasting Commun i cations and Journalism Sentinel Bulletin "The Voice of Our Comm(rlnity Speaking for Itself' (813) 248-1921


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2012 Graduates FINALIST FINALIST and Chris Lewis FINALIST c.. GPA: 4 3 ; Ranked 29/ 238 Church : Spr ing Hill M issi onary m TAHIR KURJI Age : 17 Parents: Hani f and Karima Kurji Awards and Honors : First Place D i str ict Globa l Busi ness ( FBLA); Nat i ona l Ach i evemen t Fi nalist ; and AP Scholar Activities: Key Club Interna t i o nal; Future Busi ness Leaders of Amer i ca (FBLA); BOLD Mul t icul tural Club ; Relay for Life ; and Grand K i ds Hospice P rogram Coordinator College : Univer s i ty of M iami Future Career: Spo r ts Medic ine Docto r KRYSTAL LAWRENCE Age : 17 Parents: Petronilla Lawrence and Frederick Lawrence GPA: 6 8 weighted; 3.88 un weighted Awards and Honors : Nat i onal Achievement Finalist; Nationa l Honor Society ; BETA Club ; French Honor Society ; and IB Program College: New York University Future Career: Bio-Medical Engineering Bapt ist Church Awards and Honors: High Honor Roll; Execut ive Officer of NJROTC Unit ; Mil itary Officer Award of America (ROTC Award); and KAPS Program Activities : Athletic Team Leader (ROTC); Fire Explorer (Tampa Fire Department) ; and Teen Usher at Church College : Hillsborough Commu nity College Future Career: Firefighter KENDRA STRACHAN Age : 19 Parent: Karen Jerem iah GPA: 2 3 Awards and Honors: Out standing Student in t h e Culinary Department Activities : Culi nary Program ; and IMPACT Program College: HCC Future Career: To study Com puter Sci ence La VONDA WESTON Age: 18 Parents : Demic i a Hancock and Gregory Weston GPA: 4 .08; Ranked 33 Awards and Honors: Coach's Award for Cheerleading ; and MVP (Cheerleading) Activities : Varsity Cheerleading Captain ; National Honor Soci ety ; Senior Class Parliamentar ian ; AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination) ; and Jr. Coach for Carrollwood Cardi nal s Pee Wee Cheerleaders College : Florida A & M Univer s i ty Future Career: study Dent istry to become a Pedi atric Dent i st. I want to stay working w ith chil dren CHRISTOPHER WHITTEN Age : 16 Parents : Joan Whitten and C. J Whitten GPA: 6.58 Church : Lifepo i nt Church Awards and Honors: Gates Millennium Scholarship ; State Solo Ensemble Superior ; Most Attractive Boy, Senior Notables ; National Achievement Finalist ; and IB Program Activities: KHS March ing Band; KHS Jazz Band; Bhangra off Limits ; Ron Sell s Martial Arts Academy; and Metropolitan Min istries College : University of Flor i da Future Career: Video Game Programmer Company Owner WISHING YOU THE BEST As YOU STRIVE TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOALS OUR fiRM IS RATED "AV" BY MARTINDALE-HUBBELL, THE HIGHES T RATING FOR LEGAL ABILITY AND ETHICAL STANDARD, WORLDWIDE N 0 ...... N r-0 c )> CJ) m z -4 z m r-aJ c r r-!!I z ., c aJ r-u; :::1: m c m < m -4 c m CJ) c )> z c c THOMAS E PARNELL, Es ROLANDO GUERRA. ESQ. The Hiring 1/ A Lawy

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2012 Graduates ........ .. .. .... -. .. HOMECOMING QUEEN Honor Roll Activities: National -Middleton High School JESSICA MALONEY Age : 18 Parent : Sylv i a Josephing Mal oney GPA: 4 .2; 53/335 Church : Mt. Calvary Seventh Day Adventist Awards and Honors: High Honor Roll Awards; Team Captain i n Flag Football; Senator for Seni or Class ; Member of Lead ership (SGA); HOSA Student of the Month ; and voted Home coming Queen Activities : Tutor at my old mid dle school; Participated in Relay For Life; HOSA Member ; DECA Member; and Did Fashion Show with my schoo l College: Florida Internationa l Uni vers i ty (FlU) Future Career: OB/GYN (Doc tor) I Principal: Owen Young BRITTNEY DUNBAR Age : 18 Parents : Linda Mosley-Dunbar and George Dunbar GPA: 3 9 Awards and Honors: High Honor $ociety GPA: 3.59; 9th place in class of 2 Gear Up 174 z College : Florida A&M UniverChurch : New Life Restoration m sity Awards and Honors : Graduat"""" Future Career: Medical Field ing Senior with Honors. Activities : club leader of FCA; Track """" WHITNEY DUNBAR Age: 18 Parents : George Dunbar Linda Mosfey-Dunbar GPA: 4.2 Activities: National Honor So ciety College : Florida Agricultura l and Mechanical University Future Career: Major in Nursing and Cross Country runner (1600 3200 and 5000) ; AVID student ; and CDC club member College : Saint Leo University Future Career: Busi ness Man agement! Entertainment writing ANTOINNETTE FRANCIS Age : 18 Parent C f ov i a Maxwell GPA: 4 5 27 out of 80 Church : Various (Church Of God) Awards and Honors: H igh Honor Roll; and Certificate of Recognition Activities : Community Service; and Currently Employed by (Steak N Shake) College : I Have been accepted into FIU,FAU, FAMU, J&W Uni versity, and BCU Future Career: I plan to major in Computer programming be cause I've always had an inter est in technology MARK HOLMES Age : 18 Parents: Mark Holmes Sr., Jan ice Holmes GPA: 3 2 ; 17 of 174 Church : Love first Christian Center Awards and Honors: High Honor Roll Activities: Grad Bash; Prom; and Senior Send off College : FAU Future Career: To be a Camera man for Sports Cente r N "T1 r-0 :!:! en m z ::j z m r-aJ c: r r-!!l z FREE programmable thennostat FREE energy audit Eight FREE energy-saving light bulbs TAMPA ELECTR.lC LIFE RUNS ...... w I 0


0 2012 Graduates VALEDICTORIAN Pearls Youth Group; American Newsome High School w z ::J .., c a: u. c a: u. c z < c C/) w ::J 1-i:c w > w c w C/) :::::i m ::J a. z w _. _. ::J m _. w z z w C/) a: 0 _. u. (.) I ,... Age : 17 Parent: Selina Brown GPA: Number 3 of 174 Awards and Honors: Class RankNo.3; Accepted at USF and UWF ; and Placed 6th in FBLA Competition Activities: FBLA and Basket ball Team College: USF Future Career: Mechanical En gineering U'TICA MELENDEZ Age: 17 Parent: LaKeesha Lat tin GPA: 4.4 Church: Faith Lutheran Church Awards and Honors: 2nd PlaceFBLA Battle of the Chap ters ; and 5th Place FBLA Dis trict Competitions Activities : Girls' Varsity Soccer; Girls' Varsity Flag Football ; Na tional Honor Soc iety-President; Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Reporter ; and Air Force Junior ROTC Opera tions Squadron Commander College : USF Future Career: Forensic Scien tist; Master's Degree in Foren sics/Criminal Just ice TOIOWENS Age: 18 Parent: Michelle White GPA: 4.4; 29 out of 80 Church : Macedonia M. B. Church Awards and Honors: National Beta Honors Society ; National Honors Soc i ety ; and High Honor Roll Activities: Volleyball ; Junior C ivi tans ; Upward Bound Pro gram; and Delta Gems College : Florida State Uni ver sity Future Career: To become a pharmacist or an accountant Salutatorian ABRAHAM TEJEDA Age : 18 Parent : Lillian Figueroa GPA: 4.6/2nd Awards and Honors: Salutato rian; and $10 000 Candy-Olsen Scholarship Activities: Concert/ Marching band; Orchestra ; Jazz Band ; Tennis ; and Head Drum Major College : Miles College Future Career: High School Music Educator 5006 E. BROADWAY AVE. TAMPA, FL 33619 PHONE: 813-300-9107 STATE & FEDERAL BONDS PRIVATE GPS THANKS TO ALL MY CLIENTS & FRIENDS FOR YOUR CONTINUED LOYALlY & TRUST SERVING: TAMPA MIAMI NEW YORK GEORGIA LOS ANGELES AND MANY CITIES IN FLORJDA RUTH VALVERDE Age: 17 Parents : Ramon and Thelma Valverde GPA: 4 8 Church : Lales i a Pentecostal Cristo Viene Awards and Honors: High Honor Roll 1 st and 2nd Quarter ; Third Place 2012 Dairy Judging competition; and Valedictorian Activities : FFA club member; AVID; Junior C i vitans Club; and Humane Society Dog Compan ion College: Hillsborough Commu nity College Future Career: Veterinary Med i cine MAGALIA VANCE-PETERSON Age : 19 Parent: Vicki Vance GPA: 4.1 Church : Springhill Missionary Baptist Church Awards and Honors: High Honor Roll; Nat i onal Honor So c i ety ; National Technical Honor Society ; and American Sign Language Honor Society Activ ities: Signing Tigers; Precious FREDDIE WILSON Bail Agent S ign Language Honor Society; Student Advisory Council and PTSA College: H illsbor ough Commu nity College CLASS PRESIDENT KENEISHA WARREN Age: 18 Parent: Iris Peoples-Warren GPA: 4.26; 4th place in class Church : Allen Temple A.M.E. Church Awards and Honors: Graduat ing Senior with Honors; and Honor Roll Activities: Seni or Class Presi dent; Golden Doll Aux iliary; AVID student ; and Future Busi ness Leaders of America College: HCC/USF Future Career: Hospitality Management CATHERINE YANT-HOLLEY Age: 17 Parents: Lila L. Yant-Holley and James A. Holley GPA: 4.2; 33 out of 80 Class Rank Church: New Salem Missionary Baptist Church Awards and Honors: High Honor Roll; and Academic Achievement Activities: Track; National Honor Society; Upward Bound USF; AVID; and Junior Civitan College: Florida Gulf Coast University Future Career: Majoring in Nursing Principal: Carla Bruning AMBRYA FERRELL Age : 17 Parents: Roy and Cheryl Ferrell GPA : 5 87 weighted Church : St. James AME of Progress Village Awards and Honors: Princi pal s Honor Roll ; Honor Court ; and DECA State Compet i tion Qualifier Activities: DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of Amer ica); Track and Field ; Relay for Life C lass of 2012 Senior Team; Mir acles in Motion Curythmics Dance Ministry of St. James AME; and YPD College : Florida State Univer s i ty Future Career: I will be attend ing Florida State University as a major i n Business and Minor in Psychology After college, I plan to pursue a career in Human Resources Management BRITTANY GIBSON Age: 18 Parents: Maloney Lawrence GPA: 6.12 Awards and Honors: Princi pal's Honor Roll Activities: Key Club; Feeding America ; Top Soccer; Echo of Brandon; National Honor Soci ety Roadside Cleanups; Rho Kappa ; and Spanish Honor So ciety College: Columbia University


2012 Graduates :!! c .... .. ......... Age : 17 Parents : Gladymir and Agatha Joseph GPA: 4 74 Awards and Honors: H igh Honor Roll; and Af rican Ameri can Achi ever Award Activities : Relay for Life Team Member; Bell. Shoals Baptist Church Community Volunteer ; St. Vincent De Paul's Thrift Shop Volunteer; and Member of the NAACP College: University of Central Florida Future Career: Cosmetic Sur gery CHIDUZIEM ONYEDIMMA Age : 18 Parents : Anthony and Comfort Onyedimma GPA : 3.5 unweighted, 4.98 weighted Church: Fishhawk Fellowship Church Awards and Honors: Aca demic P ins and 2 Quarters of Princ i pal's Honor Roll Activities : Church Youth Group and Chorus Group Fundraisers College : University of South Florida Future Career: Bio-Medical Sciences, (Career in Medical Field) NNEOMA ONYEDIMMA Age : 18 Parents : Anthony and Comfort Onyedimma GPA: 6.4 Church : Fishhawk Fellowship Church Awards and Honors: Aca demic Pins and 2 Quarters of Principal's Honor Roll Activities : Track and Field; Mu Alpha Theta; National Honor Society; Church Youth Group and Teen literacy Committee College : Uni versity of South Flor i da Future Career : Major in Bio Medical Sciences to become a Physician AMINA RICHARDSON Age : 18 Parents : Toy Richardson and Leslie Richardson GPA: 4 74 weighted Church : Faith Christian Center Awards and Honors: Honor Roll; Honor Court ; DECA State Competition Qualif ier; and 3rd Place in Western Conference Meet for the High Jump Activities : Track and Field; FCC Dance Ministry ; and FCC Youth Assistant College : University of Central Florida Future Career: Major in Mass Communications ISIS ASH Age: 17 Parents : Lyndi Mulder and Harold Ash GPA: 6 262 ; Class Rank : 9 of 403 Awards and Honors: National Achievement Finalist ; Opt imist Outstanding Youth Award ; Bright House Networks Volun teer Youth Award ; and Sor opti mist Violet Richardson Award Activities: Varsity G irls Tennis Team; Senior Executive Council Secreta ry; Student Council Class Representative; Interact Service C lub; and Special Olympics Tennis Coach and Program Founder College : University of Florida Future Career: I plan to go to graduate school to become a dentist or an orthodontist. One day I hope to open my own practice BRUCE NESBITT Age : 18 Parents : Pamela and Bruce Nesb itt, Sr. GPA : 3 .91 Church : New Grace Chapel CME Awards and Honors: Fred W. Johnson Scholarship FAMU Alumni; Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and National Honor Society Activities: Varsity Basketball; Church CYF President; and Plant City Parks & Recreation Youth Referee Basketball College : FAMU and Florida Gulf Coast Future Career : Sports Adminis tration/ Basketball Coach mentor to young girls I plan to GPA: 5.01 Weighted (.. travel the world and inspire peo Church : 34th Street Church Of pie through song and dance. I God m also plan to start a mentoring Awards and Honors: MVP .4 KHALIFA WHITE Age: 17 Parents: Dahlia Sanderson and Stanley White GPA: 5.16; Ranked 61 out of 405 Awards and Honors: Senior of the month February ; Varsity Cheerleading Showmanship Award ; Elouise Rice Robinson Memorial Scholarship Award Recipient 2nd Place; Mrs. Feb ruary of the 2012 Calendar Gil" Scholarship Pageant ; and Tribeca Memorial Scholarsh ip Award Activities: Student Council; Vice Pres ident of the National Honor Society; P rom Commit tee ; Interact Club ; Vars ity Cheerleader; and Jr Rattlers Club College : University of Central Florida Future Career: Upon gradua tion I plan to obtain a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree at the Uni versity of Central Florida's Mu sical Theatre Program I plan to become a performing artist as program named Kweens of To-Plant Basketball Player; Plant morrow" (K.O.T) Basketball Team Captain; All Plant High School Principal: Robert Nelson ANTHONY HAYNES, II Age : 18 Parents : Anthony Haynes and Western Conference 1st Team Basketball; and Student Athlete of the month at Plant H igh School Activities: Vars i ty Basketball ; PEER Mentor ing; 34th Street Church of God Security Min istry; Sound Engineering; and 80 Hours Volunteering at Youth Basketball Camp College : Florida State Univer sity Future Career: Florida State Univers ity pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy Best Wishes Good luck To The Class of 2012 "Keep Up The Good Work. The Best Is Yet To Come" O MAS F J YOHO -!, --'J.i=-=-. ''Serving The Community Since 197 4" Preventive Care Extractions Root Canal Therapy Teeth Whitening Crowns, Bridges & Dentures On-Sit e Denture Lab Repairs & Relines Done OnSite Custom Designed Gold Crowns Available Call And Schedule Your Appointment Today!!! (813) 623-1014 N 0 .4 N -t o ::::D (/) m z :::! z m r aJ c: r r m :::! z ., c: aJ r c;; :I: m c m < m -1 c: m (/) c > z c :!! c


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MENIFIELD Age : 18 Parents : Tamara May and Gary Menifi eld Sr. GPA:4.4 8 Church : First Baptist Church of College Hill Awards and National Honor Society ; Honors Graduate; Elks Lodge Scholarship Re cipient; and National Achievers Society Inductee Activities : Upward Bound Pres ident; Sigma Beta Club; Youth Choir ; ISS Brigade at First Bap tist Church of College Hill; and Brotherhood Music Group Leader College : Un iversity of South Florida Future Career: Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician; Open a Development Center for Black Males who want to work in the Medical Field


2012 Graduates :!! Age : 17 Parents : Lillian Moorehead and Michael A. Burgess GPA: 4 3 Church: Allen Temple AME Church Awards and Honors: Senior S u per l ative, Most Infectious Laugh Activities : Student Government Associate (SGA); Key Club ; Fel lowship of Chr istian Athletes (FCA); Nat i onal Technical Honor Society ; and Health Occupa t i ons Students of America (HOSA) College : Florida A & M Univer s i ty Future Career: My future plans are to attain my Bachel9r's de gree i n Health Sciences at FAMU. Then continue my edu cation at FlU for my Master's in Physical Therapy. I aspire to work in Sports Medicine/ Phys ic a l Therapy Hospital Awards and Honors: Men of :< College: Florida International Vision 2 University. Miami, FL z Future Career: To study Physi-m Tampa Catholic High School QUANEISHA L. MYERS-PRESSLEY Age : 18 Parents : Rev. Byron and Wendy Pressley GPA: 3 0 Church : Mt. Olive AME (Plant City) Awards and Honors: ROTC Certificate and Architecture Certificate Activities: YPD College: Bethune-Cookman University Future Career : To be a Pedi atric Cancer Research Special ist as well as get my doctorate and be my own boss! JONATHAN N. RHODES Age : 18 Parents: Verneka Rhodes and Jeffrey Rhodes Church : Greater Bethel Baptist Church Awards and Honors: Played Cornerback for Titan Football Team; Honored with Letter for Varsity Athletics; Jack & Jill Southeastern Region Teen Edi torial Board ; University of Miami Summer Scholars Program; and Duke TIP Scholars Pro gram Activities: Sigma Beta Club ; Onyx Ski and Sports Club; and Volunteer at Shriner's Children's cal Therapy to pursue a career in Sports Medi cine KENZA THOMAS Age: 18 Parents: Ronald and Patric i a Thomas GPA: 4 6 ; 21 of 218 Church: New Mount Zion MBC Awards and Honors : Princi pal's Honor Roll Activities: Student Govern ment; National Honor Society ; and Future Business Leaders of America College: Florida International University Future Career: I want to study Nursing and become a Regis tered Nurse. I want to open health clinics to the neighbor hood and help the ill people of my community SA VON WILLIAMS Age: 18 GPA: 3 83 "A" QUALITY AND COMPASSIONATE SERVICE -Family Owned and Operatec)N THOMAS AND YVONNE AIKENS, OWNERS !funeral !Jlome Co1tf!Tatufates alf Seniors Cfass o.f 2012 We wisn !fOU mucn success in tne foturel fJrantisons ARIEL ANDREW Age : 18 Parents: Tyrone and Alice An drew GPA: 3.2 unweighted Church: St. Mary's Catholic Church N 0 ..... N r 0 a! Awards and Honors: Honors en and High Honors Activities: Crew/Rowing; Peer -4 Factor Club; Char; and Campus z Ministry J!! College: University of Tampa m Future Career: To major in Bi-c: ology and Journalism and study abroad in the UK m :::! z ., c: m r u; :J: m 0 m < m -4 c: m C/) 0 )> z 0 :::D 0 Jlustin 'I'ery{ >ti({,n.s !J/B. !Pfant 1{S. June 1st jortlen (joruofu Jf.iQns IJ'ampa tJJay TecMU:al !Jls. Nay 31st ![ali2012 Western !Kentuci;g University !J6ltoppers 1Qfi2012 ':Betfl.une Cook:Jnan University 'Wi/4c.ats A professional, courteous staft' serving the Tampa Bay community for over 30 years. LA CHERYL AIKENS, LICENSED FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND EMBALMER IN CHARGE Traditional, Memorial, Cremation and Pre-arrangement Services -All services personalized and memorable2708 E. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD TAMPA, FLORIDA 33610 (813) .232 Telephone (813) .231-0521 Fax Email: aikensfuneralhom@aol.com website: www.aikeDSfuneralhome.net ..... U) I 0


2012 Graduates Church: St. Peter Claver BRIANA ECHOLS z Catholic Church :::D Awards and Honors: Prom Age : 18 Queen; 2-Time (Back to Back) Parents : Eddy and Michelle ic( State Basketball Champion ; Echols C Distric t Gold Medalist Shot Put GPA: 6.1; 25th CC (Track); Academic High Honor Church : Life Point Church u.. Roll ; Varsity Basketball, 1,000 Awards and Honors: Member c a: LL. c z c( c C/) w :::) I-ii: w > w c w ::z::: C/) :::i m :::) Q. z i= w ...J ...J :::) m ...J w z i= z w C/) a: 0 ...J LL. (.) I 0 N w (!) TYREE HOLDER Age : 18 Parents : Melanee Holder and Bobbie Holder Church : Exciting Central Bap tist Awards and Honors : 2012 De fensive MVP ; Advanced to Re gionals in Track i n 1OOm, 200m, Long Jump and 4 X 1 00 ; Foot ball Scholarship to Ball State University ; All-State Honorable Ment ion as a Senior ; and All County Honorable Mention as a Senior Activities: Football ; Track ; and Basketball College : Ball State University Future Career: Commun i ca tions major ; Future ESPN Broadcaster PROM QUEEN KAI JONES Age : 17 Parents : Wilton Tommy Jones Jr., and Dr Kimberly L. Hannah Jones GPA: 3 5 Point Club ; and 1 000 Reof NHS ; Member of BETA; and bounds first in school history AP Scholar Award Activities : Varsity Girls Basket-Activities: Work at Shapes ball, Capta in; Varsity G irls Track, Total Fitness ; Volunteered at EIHigh Jump, Shot Put 100M, 4 x ementary and M iddle Schools ; 1OOM Relay ; Community ServRelay for Life Team Captain for ice, Metropol i tan Ministries; BETA; Parliamentar ia n and PR Piano; and Gymnastics Officer for DECA ; and Susan G College : University of Tampa Komen Relay Participant (AnBasketball Scholarship nual Tradition) Future Career : To maj or in Nurs College : University of Florida ing and Afr i can American StudFuture Career: Business ies Tarpon Springs High School ZAVIUS HERCULES Age : 19 Parents : Tiffarney Lee and Win ston Hercu les GPA: 2 5 Church : ACOS Fresh Ano i nting Activities : Jazz Band; Volunteer as Church Musician ; and Comp Leader for Youth Enrichment Program Future Career: Sound Engi neer JAMILA BLAKE Age: 18 Parents: Leslie Vernon-Blake and Russell Blake GPA: 6 06 Awards and Honors: Girl Scout Gold Award ; U S. Con gress Outstand ing Service Co i n of Excellence ; Coca Cola Scholar ; Ann Hensle r G ir l Scout Scholar ; and Stra i ght Superiors at Florida State Thespian Com petit ion Activities: Theatre ; Soccer ; Community Ser vice (Invisible Children) ; Girl Scouts ; and Singing College : Uni vers i ty of Delaware Future Career: Zoologist ( lab/field Scientist) JMARCUS CHURCH Age : 18 Parents : Frances Davis and Curtis Davis Sr GPA: 5.31 Class Rank ing 70 of 511 Awards and Hon ors: Jan Hen rich Award ; H igh Honor Roll ; Highest GPA in AVID Class ; Ac cepted to Embry Riddle Aero nautical Univers i ty ; and Accepted to Tuskegee Univer sity ERIC ISAAC Age : 17 Parents : Eri c B Isaac and Jen nifer A Isaac GPA: 3 86/5 .6; Ranked 57 out of 510 Church : Tampa Bay Presbyterian Church Awards and Honors ; National Achievemen t Finalist ; Made Hillsborough All County Band ; In a Sax Quartet that Receive a Superior Rating at State Solo & Ensemble ; and In Quad-County Honor Band Activities : Jazz Band; Wind En semble (Concert Blind) ; Sci ence Brain Bowl ; National Honor Society ; and BETA Club College : University of Florida Future Career: Nuclear Engi neer STEPHANIA JEAN-PHILLIPPE Age : 18 Parents : Baned i que Jean Philippe and Mar ie-Lo uise Es tinvil GPA: 5 .18; 85/511 Church : F irst Haitian Methodist Church Awards and Honors: Free Methodist Activities: FBLA and AVID College : Bethune-Cookman Uni versity Future Career : To pursue a ca reer in Nursing Gfoxx3699@aol.com nn:. Activities : NJROTC Naval Jun ior Reserve Officer T r aining Corp; NHS National Honor So ciety ; Club; AVID Pro gram ; and NSHSS Nat i onal Society of High School Scholars College : Embry R iddle Aero nautical Uni versity Future Career : To graduate with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and go into the Navy Walk Ins & Appointments Welcome Don t Get Caught Up With The Drama! ADRIAN CHERRY Age : 22 Parents : Romana Linen and the late Willie Cherry Jr. GPA: 3 0 Church : F i rst Baptist of Day tona Beach Field of Study: B A Degree in Accounting Awards and Honors: Fresh man Math Award and Honor Roll Student Activities: NABA and SIFE Future Career: Accounting and Business MRS. MIKISHA GRAVES Age: 33 Par .ents: Betty (Andra) Martin and Albert (Jeana) Barner Field of Study: Associate of Arts in Allied Health Future Career: To transfer to t h e University of South Flor ida to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Nursing


2012 Graduates o scholarwithLeadAmerica College Graduates Pursue Morehouse College Careers In Fashion And Medicine PAUL SHEEHY, Ill Parents: Dr. and Mrs Paul Sheehy Jr. Grandparents: Ann Porter and the late Dr. and Mrs. Paul L. Sheehy Sr. Field of Study: B. A Degree in Political Science/Pre-Law Field of Study: B. A. Degree in Accounting; Minor in Leadership Studies Activities: Morehouse College Student Government Leader ship; Vanguard Atlanta Univer sity Center Leadership Group ; and Presidential Inaugural Universitv Of South Florida LA SHAWN BRIGHT Age: 29 Parents : Ronald and Patricia Bright GPA:3.0 Church: Revealing Truth Min istries Field of Study: Criminology Future Career: To join the Hills borough County Sheriff's Office 3 Black Chemistrv Students Earn Doctorates, Set Universitv Record KARl COPELAND, JEFFREY VEALS AndSHANNASTODDARD At the University of Mississippi (UM), a year-long initiative to increase graduates in fields of science, tech-nology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has paid off in epic fashion. Three African-American chemistry stu dents graduated on May 11 with doctorates, setting a school record. The trio who re ceived their degrees was Kari Copeland, Margo Montgomery and Jeffrey Veals. A fourth African-American student, Shanna Stoddard, will earn her doctorate in chem istry this coming De cember. Professors at UM beamed with pride with this latest achievement for the university. "On average, about so African-American students receive Ph.D.s in chemistry nation wide each year, so UM produced 6% of the na tional total," said Maurice Eftink, as sociate provost and professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This isn't the first time UM has done well in the STEM arena. In 2006, the school had four African-American Ph.D.s in Mathematics. "That was an even more outstanding achievement given that there are only 15 to 30 African -American Ph.D.s in Math granted each year, but the cur rent achievement is still pretty noteworthy," Eftink said. After graduating from Tampa Bay Technical High School in 2007, Ms. Angel Neal enrolled at Florida A & M University. Meanwhile, her older sister, Ms. Tumekia Burch, decided to return to school as well. Recently, the Neal Fam ily attended graduation cer emonies as both women earned college degrees. They are the daughters of Mrs. Cheryl Neal and the late Raymond Neal. Ms. Neal completed her studies and graduated with a degree in Journalism. Her goal is to become a Fashion Editor. In doing so, Ms. Neal is combining her love of fashion and shopping into a career. The 22-year-old Tampa native will move to New York and pursue employ-TUMEKIA BURCH ment in her chosen field. Her mother said she plans to live in New York. Ms. Burch received her Bachelor's Degree from Springfield College in Health Science. She plans to continue her education and obtain her Master's Degree. Ms. Burch is a full time student and her mother said she always had an interest in the medical field. "She wants to be a Counselor for mental Health and she needs a Master's Degree, ANGELNEAL Mrs. Neal said of her older daughter. Ms. Burch shares her sister's love of shopping and she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Dia mond, who attends Mid dleton High School. The family attends St. John Progressive Mission ary Baptist Church. City Editor Iris B. 0 ...... 1\) Holton can be contacted ., at (813) 248-1921; or 5 emailed at ::JJ iholton@flsentinel.com. en Mother Continues To Inspire Familv To Excel m z ::j z m r-MS. PHYLLIS BOWLES Failure is never an option in the Bowles household. Ms. Phyllis Bowles doesn't just tell her daugh ters to do well, she demon strates it. Several years ago, Ms. Bowles decided to return to school. In 2008 she earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood. She en rolled at Nova Southeastern University, and earned her B. A. Degree in Education. Now, she is planning her graduation from the Masters Program at Ashford Univer sity. She is the mother of two daughters and both sP.are her desire to further their ed ucation. LaPhilshaderrickicia "LaPhil" Bowles gradu ated from Armwood High School and looks forward to completing the Master's Pro gram in Accounting. She will graduate from Nova South eastern University later in the year. Her sister, Derrickicia Bowles graduated as an honor student from Tampa Bay Technical High School on May 311 She will begin summer classes at the Uni versity of South Florida Her LAPHIL BOWLES goal is to earn a degree in In formation Management Sys tems. Ms. Bowles serves as an inspiration and role model to her daughters and her sisters as well. Her older sister, Linda, decided to return to school and earned her degree as a Registered Nurse from Fortis College. Her sister, Cynthia, is currently working towards a DERRICKICIA BOWLES aJ c: rr m ::j z c: IJJ !: en :I: m c m < m degree in Early Childhood Education at Nova South"""' eastern University. c: All three of the women are m working single parents who C decided to improve the quality of their lives through ed)> ucation. 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2012 Graduates N ....................................................................................................... .. w z ;:::) Triumph Over Adversitv: The Amazing Stories II Two local Graduates .., BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer a: "Everyone has obstacles in I.L life," that's a theory Tariq Anwar Bassett Sharrieff lives by. The 17-year-old high school senior graduates in a couple o f weeks from Je suit High School, then begins preparing for college in At lanta this fall. His future looks extre mely bright partly because his history keeps him motivated and grounded. The past few years have been tough, Tariq admits But the good far outweigh s th e bad The tough tim es started back in 2006 when Tariq's dad a Lieutenant with the Hill s borou g h County Sheriffs Office, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Tarik Sharrieff underwent surgery that fall. C Six months later, doctors ft found that the cancer had c z < c C/) w ;:::) f[ w > w c w ::I: C/) ::J a:a ;:::) a. z i= w ...J ...J ;:::) a:a spread and recommended weeks of radiation treat ment. Six months after that more cancer was discovered this time the treatment wa s chemotherap y Tariq says I was scared Back when m y dad had the testicular cancer, he assured me ev e ry thing would be great. He said there was a 98 percent BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer Micha'le Simmons has reached a milestone She re-...J ceived a hard earned underw .3: graduate degree from Yale University in New Haven, ffi Connecticut two weeks ago. en Her success did not come from a life of privilege nor a: by a family of means. The 0 22-year-old is simply a ...J u. young lady with a fierce determination to be the very best and the product of a supportive single mother determined to do right by her. I never really had a vi sion for her life," explains Yolanda Simmons, the mother of Micha'le {pro nounced Me-sheil-a). I was just trying to take care of her and keep her fed and clothed and busy. Yolanda raised Micha'le alone after she got divorced when her daughter was just a toddler. It was a tough de cision that came with a cost. "I got child support, but money was tight. Job chal lenges made matters worse. o Yolanda has been laid off I N N w (!) more times than she can count. Yet, she was committed to giving her daughter the very best. "Even though TARIQ SHARRIEFF survival rate. But now I was thinking I would have to grow up without him, that my role moder would be stripped away. The chemo took a toll on the entire family, especially Tariq's dad. "After going through what I went through says Tarik Sharrieff, I now understand why some people would choose death over that." By spring 2009, the Sharrieff family was back on track. Little did they know more curves lie in the road ahead. Later that year, Tariq's mom Lori, a Human Re sources Director, began hav ing unexplained seizures. An MICHA'LE SIMMONS I wasn't married, I wanted her to have a good founda tion. I knew I had to keep her busy, because 'an idle mind is the devil's work shop.'" Yolanda enrolled Micha'le in the best public schools in Jacksonville, where tbey lived at the time. She also made sure she had dance classes and partici pated in various other activ ities. She only required two things in return "I kept two lists on the back of her bath room door." One was her lists of chores; the other was a list of consequences for the grades she made. If Micha'le got an A, she got The Family: TARIK, LORI, TALIAAND TARIQ SHARRI EFF (Photo by Donald Stokely, Jr.) examination determined she had a tumor in her brain the size of a key lime. Surgery was performed almost im mediately. "It was rough, says Tarik. But somehow his son Tariq says he man aged to keep his head up "We never ask why me? when good things happen, but when bad things happen we question." Tariq says sometimes he thought he d crumble under the pressure, but his faith in God became stronger after his dad s ordeal. He never doubted the situation with 2 his mom would be okay ; and today it is. Despite the overwhelming challenges, Tariq main tained a grade point average of 3.2 became a published author, secretary of the Je suit Student Council, Presi dent of the school's chorus, guest speaker during the Je suit's Convocation, guest speaker at his church Allen Temple A. M E., Vice Presi dent of the Greater Tampa Chapter of Jack and Jill of America $ teen group and winner of numerous oratori cal contests; all while logging Micha'le and her mother, Yolanda Simmons. to have dinner at Red Lob ster; a B got her a trip to the Italian restaurant Fazolis; a C was a visit to McDonald's. Yolanda says, "a D or below got her an a** whip ping. And I meant that! Micha'le laughs at that memory, but quickly points out, It never came down to that because I always got good grades! Good grades and self drive endeared Micha'le to many family, friends, teach ers and counselors who fiercely supported and helped her along the way. Even her first grade teacher, Mrs. Jean Gilmore, has been a constant presence in her life. It was Mrs. Gilmore who helped Micha'le land an all expense paid scholar ship to Jacksonville's Epis copal High School, one of the most prestigious and ex pensive private schools in the state. That experience, com bined with excellent grades numerous community serv ice hours and great recom mendations earned Micha'le a full $2oo,ooo scholarship to Yale. Her four year college experience includes time spent study ing in the South African country of Swaziland, classes taken at Appalachian dozens of community service hours. He even started his own record production company and recently produced his first single by an artist named Dayo entitled "Brand.New." The video has gotten over 200 thousand hits on YouTube. Tariq's hard work earned him a couple of scholarships from the City of Tampa and the Tampa Organization of Black Affairs (TOBA). That money will help sustain him when he enrolls at More house College in Atlanta in August majoring in Mass Communications. I'm so excited for him," his mom Lori exclaims "He needs to do this, for him and for us." Tariq has learned a lot during his family s chal lenges. When he reflects on the past, he says he realizes, When we go through things we think we re the only ones going through. Everyone has struggles; but I also know everything happens for a rea son and a purpose. After all I've been through I know something good is going to come out of it To learn more about Tariq and his work as a music pro ducer, check out his website at ProducerT.com. State University in Boone, North Carolina and visits to Spain and California Micha'le graduated with honors with a degree in Women's Gender and Sexu ality Studies. She plans to spend time with her mom at their home in St. Petersburg before leaving for the Uni versity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she will work to earn her Master's Degree in Health Care Man agement and Policy. "This girl has been talking about college since first grade!" recalls Yolanda. I was like, 'can we please just make it through dinner?'" Both Yolanda and Micha'le can now exhale and enjoy the outcome of all the sacrifices made. "I really didn't know what I was doing, Yolanda admits. "I was just winging it. I wasn't try ing to raise a doctor who could take care of me or save the world. Truthfully, I was just trying to get her out of high school without being pregnant or on drugs.'' Micha'le is eternally grateful. "My mother was strict. She kept me busy in a lot of activities, but the bottom line is she made a lot of smart decisions."


2012 Graduates :::D c Graduating Senior Sees Opportunitv Instead 11 Failure 2 z JULIUS GRIFFIN ... Hillsborough High School Graduate Julius Griffin grew up in Sulphur Springs, a place he describes it as "the epit ome of a concrete jungle. Now that he is graduating from high school, he has plans to take every opportu nity to defy the odds and change his future. Julius is a graduating senior of Hillsborough High School. He has a 3-37 grade point average and More house College has accepted his application. However, it remains to be seen if he will attend there because of finances. "I have applied for more than 150 scholarships and so far, I've only gotten one or two. I won't be able to attend Morehouse if I can't attend Morehouse, then I will at tend St. Leo's in Dade City," he said. In many ways, Julius is a typical teenager, anxious about his future. But, in other ways, he differs greatly. "I've basically been taking care of myself. When you have parents, you've been blessed, when you have your health and strength, you've been really blessed. People don't understand that," he said. Julius said his grand mother raised him for the first few years of his until her health failed. Then, it was off to a foster home, where he remained for about a year until an aunt took him in at the age of 15. But, his experiences have not made him bitter, they have only made him deter mined. "So meone either becomes the product of the en vironment or either uses it as motivation, motivation to excel inside and outside the classroom so one can leave this negative environment. "This environment is made even less desirable when someone is a minority, homosexual, and an aban doned child. Everyone is counting on you to fail and the cards are stacked against you. When everyone saw hopelessness, I saw opportu nity. I knew education was the only way I was going to escape the black cloud that seemed to be looming over me. I pushed myself and dedicated all my time to school," he wrote in response to the Sentinel questionnaire about future or career choices. Julius views his accept ance to Morehouse as an op portunity that is the fruit of his labor. "An opportunity was given to me to climb out of the hole that the rest of my family has fallen in. I am the first in my family who will be going to college. I am the rose that has blossomed out of the concrete," he said. The 18-year-old also feels the pressure is on him to suc ceed. He said his two older brothers dropped out of school. However, he has two sisters ages 4 and 6 He plans to serve as a role model for them. He also wants to extend that same compassion to others. Overcoming adver sities has made me a keen, influential, assiduous ac tivist. Any help I receive in achieving my dreams in return I will give back to my community." The young man has many plans for the future. His goal is to become a Behavioral Psychologist, and then a Cosmetic Surgeon. He feels that with this background it will help him understand what goes on in a person's mind. He feels that those who are not happy with their physical appearance may have some deep-rooted problems. Julius describes himself as one who has a new vision of life. He began attending church in January 2012. "I love it. I'm a full time church goer. I go to church on Wednesday, Friday, Satur day and twice on Sunday Although he is not sure how he will attend college if he doesn't get enough finan cial aid, but he is confident that he is going to be a suc cess story. "For once, I would like for someone to not just acknowledge my persever ance, but reward it. One day m someone will say, The Grif...... "I have made a total trans formation; everything I was doing wrong has turned around. I love it, I fell in love with church," the member of Solid Rock Church Of Jesus said. fin Foundation has made N an impact on today's society," the young man said. N City Editor Iris B. Holton can be contacted at (813) 248-1921; or emailed at ih.olton flsentinel.com. Congratulations 2012 Graduates!! aying If I believe, I can achieve it ncovering your talents '* .. hoosing to be your own person. ** .. .. reating new paths to follow tanding up for what you believe haring your gifts with the world Wilson Funeral Home -African-American Owned And Operated "East Tampa's First" "Over 50 Years" (813) 248-6125 Fax: (813) 247-1921 www. wilson-funeralhome.com r-0 :!! C/) m z :::! z m r-aJ c: r r-!!l z c: aJ r-u; ::z:: m c m < m -4 c: m C/) c l> z c :!! c C) m N w I 0


2012 Graduates NI .. Tampa Couple lade Conscious Decision To Pursue Education w z ::::;) .., ); BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor a: Last month, several LL Af ri can American and Hispanic men gradua t e d from H ills borou g h C o m mu nity College duri n g the Sp ring Commencement Ceremoni es. The grad u ates are now members of the elite HOPE Scholars Ma l e Men taring Program offered by the school. The HOP E S c h ola r s Pro gram is a pilot pro gram that t arge t s African Ame ri ca n and Latin m e n. Its c reator Dr. Joan Holmes, de si gn e d it in orde r to promot e retention graduation and four -year college trans fer rates of these y oung men. O ne of the HOPE alumn i is Anthony Langhorne, who recently accepted a sc hola rs hip to Columbia U nive r s ity in New York. H is LL field of stud y is Architecture C H i s wife, Mrs. Shaneka Langhorne, will also b e at > tending Columbia as a recip i ent of the co v eted PALS tJ) Scholarship offered by the University. They are the par Ie nts of two daughters and I;: the dual scholarships will w allow the couple to keep their [i family intact. c Langhorne said he and hi s wife decided that th e best tJ) ::i CD ::::;) 0.. z wa y to provide for their y oung daughter s was b y e d-Dr. Ken Atwater, right, President of Hillsborough Community College, congratulates Anthony Langhorne at the recent Spring commencement ceremonies. Langhorne is a graduate of the HOPE Scholars Male Mentoring Program. uc atin g themsel ves. The y both decided to r eturn to sc hool. He enroll e d a t Hills borough Communi ty College (HCC) and s he enrolled at St. Pete rsburg Junior College. After e n r olling in the HOPE S c holars Program, L a nghorn e s aid he was a lit tle older than most of the o ther y oung men H e was married, a father, and work ing a full time job. However he said The program is designed to help mentor young Black and Latin men It reall y inspired m e to s e e how rare I was as a college student. "Professor Tracy Barnes was m y m e ntor and he helped me to explore my options. He took me to his class and helped me to s ee other African Americans and the sacrifices they had made so that I could actually be in this program. When Langhorne en tered the program he was unsure of a future career He researched several areas and decided on Architecture. "I had always been an artist, but never really thought about being an Architect. I felt God was telling me this was the direction to go. Now his goal is to become an International Architect. MRS. SHANEKA EVERETT LANGHORNE ... Won 1 of3 PALS Scholarships from Columbia University M y whol e f ocus is to take advantage of any opportu nity for inte rnational expo sure," he said. Langhorne graduated with Honors from HCC with a 4.0 g r ade point average. Mrs. Langhorne, 25 describes a j ourney of her life that could have made some give up. I had to learn how to balance my full time du ties as homemaker and stay at-home mother, with attending school," she said. Her college career had a very unstable beginning She withdrew from two courses and failed six others. She also had to repay financial aid because of her grades. Many obstacles caused her to quit school. She recalls that it took them a year to sav e up the money to repay the financial aid. They were a f amily of four living on one income. "Our faith and commi t m e n t t o e duca ti on di d n o t w a ver and w e we r e able to mirac ulousl y s ave the money After the first s e mester, she was e li gible f o r financial assistance again Mrs. Langhorne is ac tively involved in the Hono r s College at St Petersburg Col lege She compiled a presenta tion entitled "Preserving Democracy: A Study Of Voter Participation in St. Petersburg, Florida." Her research explored voter participation and offered ways to improve it. Mrs. Langhorne will complete her final class dur ing the summer. However, she has already been awarded the PALS Scholar ship from Columbia Univer sity. She is one of three recipients of the full tuition award. She plans to major in En vironmental Biology and Po litical Science. She also plans to earn a law degree. ThefamilyisactiveatNew Covenant Family Center in St. Petersburg. i= w ...J ...J ::::;) Graduation Partv For USF Grad CD ...J A grad u atio n party was held for Uni versity of South Florida (USF) graduate i= Jianca Reid. Z Family and frie nd s j oi ned the grad at w tJ) the Car r o ll woo d h o m e of her paren t s. (Photos by Julia Jackson) a: 0 ...J LL Grad Jianca with her father, Joe eid. USF Grad Jianca Reid and her mother, Barbara Day. Maternal grandmother of the graduate, Ellen Bentley of Miami and little Jastyn. Dr. Kandyce Baillou and her daughter, Jastyn Baillou-Cox were at the party. Lebron Stafford, also a 2012 grad, with Barry Wells.


Tampa Woman Wins 2012 Black Enterprise Contest Ebonere Monique, owner of the boutique ghost writing firm, Mama I Want To Write, has been named the winner of the 2012 Black Enterprise $1o,ooo Elevator Pitch contest. The contest, which took place during the annual Black Enterprise Entrepre neurs conference in Chicago May 23-26, 2012, gave top 10 finalists the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to celebrity judges and a live audience for a chance to win $10,000 towards the startup of their business. This year's celebrity judges were actress, Kim Coles; author and radio per sonality, Michael Baisden, and founder of the CASH FLOW, Magnus Greaves. Ms. Monique said she s thrilled to have won Last year I was watch ing this elevator pitch from the audience. I am overjoyed to be able to see my growth as a business owner and to have received such great feedback from my pitch. Ms. Monique is the Ebonee Monique holds her $to,ooo check as the winner of the Elevator Pitch Contest in Chicago. daughter of former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Council Rudolph, Jr., and wife Anne Rudolph. The 2004 Florida A&M University graduated traveled to Chicago for the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs confer ence where she pitched her business idea to an esti mated 1,500 attendees on May 24 2012. That was also the same day as her 30th birthday. Mad Haner's Tea Partv The Mad Hatter,s Tea Party was held at the Loretta In graham Community Center. The event was well attended. There was an array of hats on display as well. Among the participants were Sarah Whittington, Mattie Telfair and Woodrow Walton. (Photo by Sylvester Harris) f'lltf tJf s11t:t:ess At AT&T we believe success in life begins and ends with education. Starting with the guidance of passiqnate and committed educators, students can succeed -and in the end will strengthen the communities of tomorrow AT&T salutes the Graduating Class of 2012. Rethink


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