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Celebrating 68 Years In The Tampa Bay Area l SEE PAGE 19 a J VOL. 68 NO 1 TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012 24 PAGES 75 Two Businessmen Feel Fallout From Council Meeting Senator Calls Ministers Unite To On Governor To Halt Combat Spiritual Voter Suppression Depression SEE PAGE 3 SEE PAGE 7 SEE PAGE 9 TAMPA HOUSING AUTHORITY RECOGNIZES HOUSING HEROES Last Friday, three students were recognized by the Tampa Housing Authority as "Housing Heroes. Each of t h e students were presented a scholarships during the luncheon. Mrs. Karen Jackson Sims, Deputy Regional Administrator for Housing and Urban Development, delivered the keynote address. The students recognized as Housing Heroes were Ms. Courtni Jenkins, a graduate of Blake High School; James Eliassaint, and Derrell Thompson, both graduates of Tampa Bay Technical High School. Shown in the photograph from left to right are: Latoya Carter, former board member and retired educator, Dr. Margaret Fisher; scholarship recipient Derrell Thompson; scholarship recipient Courtni Jenkins; Mrs. Karen Jackson Sims, guest speaker; Dr. Hazel Harvey, Chairman of the Tampa Housing Authority Board; James Eliassaint, scholarship recipient; and Mrs. Lillian Stringer, Tampa Housing Authority Director of Public Relations and Event Chairperson. (Photograph By LOMAX MciNTYRE). '"'

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N 2 Media Relations Elected Ofticials Call Campaign 1-g Assistant Named 'A learning bperience' 'Emolovee Of The Month' 0 en w :::) 1-0 a: u.. 0 z c( 0 en w :::) 1w > w 0 w ::r::: en :::i m :::) a. z i= w ..J ..J :::) m ..J w z i= z w en c( 0 a: 0 ..J u.. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Each month, the Tampa Police Department selects an "Officer of the Month" and an "Employee of the Month" for recognition. This month, the civil chosen for the honor is assigned to the Public In formation Office. Ms. Janelle McGregor was chosen for the honor be cause she doesn't mind lend ing a helping hand. In fact, Ms. McGregor goes be yond her responsibilities to ensure that the department is reflected in a positive man ner. In her role as Media Rela tions Assistant, Ms. McGregor has the responsibility of not only working with the media, but with the community, the pri vate sector, and with other government agencies. Chief Jane Castor said, "Janelle is very sensitive to the big picture and strengthening partnerships. She has established a very productive working relation ship with each media outlet and does an excellent job of handling, on a daily basis, a high volume of reque sts for statistics, interview and gen eral research." Ms. McGregor is also credited with being a volun teer to ensure that projects for which she is invol ved are successful. Recently, she vol unteered to attend weekly meetings to bring about an event for the disadvantaged children of East Tampa. As a result of her participation and ideas the department MS. JANELLE McGREGOR "Employee of the Month" teamed up with the parks held an end of summer step show. She also made it possi ble for Chief Castor to ad dress more than 150 people who took part in the event. She is also credited with planning several other events including the Third Annual Charity Tournament for the Tampa Bay Lightning's Dodge Ball for a Cause Tour nament. The Police Athletic League is its beneficiary. "Janelle's hard work for the Tampa Police Depart ment and endless enthusi asm for improving the community hav e earned her "Employee of the Month" for August 2012," Chief Castor said. In addition to her daily re sponsibilities, Ms. McGregor has also increased her workload to help the city pre pare for the Republican Na tional Convention. Ms. McGregor is the mother of one son and has been employed with the City of Tampa for 8 years. Last week, two Tampa res idents faced oppositions as the y campaigned for their positions. Although one was a candidate for a s tate posi tion and the other locally, both shared similar view points on the election. Mrs. Betty Reed, State Representative for District 61, was the incumbent in the election, challenged by Ms. Tatianna Denson, a rela tive newcomer to the world of politics. Mrs. Reed won the elec tion by a considerable mar gin. However, she said never took her experience for granted. "Every campaign is a learning experience and I hope it was a learning expe rience for both of us." Mrs. Reed further thanks all of those who par ticipated in the election process. "I saw more people participating in the Early Voting this year than usual. "I want to thank everyone who trusted me enough to represent them again for two more years." This is her last time serving as the state rep resentative because of term limits. On a lo cal level, Mrs. Doretha Edgecomb faced Henry Ballard, Jr. Mrs. BETIYREED State Representative Edgecomb also won by a sizeable margin. Unlike Mrs. Reed, her position as a member of the Hillsbor ough County Public School District Board is not re stricted by term limits. Mrs. Edgecomb said, "Every election is an experi ence. I hope that I left this election as a better person and a better board member. "I took nothing for granted, I worked very hard, and I had a great community group who worked with me. "It was a viable campaign and we worked hard to make sure that we got our message out." Both officials agreed that it doesn't matter if y our op ponent is a novice or a sea soned campaigner, the incumbent must still work DORETHA EDGECOMB School Board District 5 Representative hard to win the election. Mrs. Edgecomb also took the opportunity to thank the members of the community for electing her to serve another term. "I am honored and hum bled by the continued sup. port from the voters and the community. I pledge to con tinue to be the voice for the students and work hard for the continued trust and con fidence the community has in me. "I also will be accessible and responsible. I want everyone to know how much I appreciate their confidence in me," Mrs. Edgecomb said. Sentinel City Editor, Iris B. Holton can be reached at (813) 248-1921. Ballots Cast In Precincts With Large Population Of African Amencans Location Registered Black Ballots Percentage Pet. Voters Voters Cast 169 Beulah Baptist Church 1928 1258 336 173% 203 Ingraham Comm. Center 1694 987 311 17-43% 207 Bethune HI-Rise 2338 1700 319 13.64t'K. 209 Central City YMCA 1453 724 236 16.24'1(, 213 St. J&Dle8 House of Prayer 2043 2043 208 10.18% 241 J. L. Youn,g Apts 356 102 1011 28.65% 303 Allen TeJDple AME Church 777 573 63 8.11% 305 Mt. Zion MB Church 3845 11275 464 111.07% 307 Grant Park 2498 1$91 309 .Jaebou Hat-NFL Center a686 -78 483 1798" 317 RllpnPark 2300 loSt &70 11" 3&1 Anchews Library 3113 2411 454 t6.93" 325 FairOabPark 3113 2484 544 16.93" 3117 Miller Comm. Center 3308 3308 4?6 14" 329 Cathedral of Faith 3287 ll251l 708 21" 338 New Ute Penteeostal Church 1752 919 155 8.8s" 339 Temple Crest Comm. Center 1395 615 185 J3.26'J(, 341 Bible Based Church 3307 1731 420 12-70" 342 Temple Terrace UM Church 2671 1065 357 13% 344 Fireman's Bene. Assoc. 2584 1359 a25 8.71" 347 Copeland Park 3086 1237 336 10.89% 559 University Baptist Church 1878 856 140 7" 562 University Area Comm Center 3436 1073 214 6.aa% s66 University Area Comm Center 2227 1230 127 50% 567 University Area Comm Center 1182 6oa 74 6.26% 601 Kenly Recreation Center 1472 801 126 8.s6% 613 Nuccio Park 188o 1233 245 13.03" 617 Bible Based Fellowship 2445 1581 380 15% 650 First Baptist of Temple Terrace 1047 449 101 9.65% 753 Dr. ML King Center 2877 1680 332 :11.54% 964 River of Life Church 324 163 16 4% 965 Progress Village Center J.827 1492 339 t8.s6% 967 Blessed Sacrament Church 1584 744 155 979% 971 Blessed Sacran1ent Church 28.10 1095 370 13%

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eatures c en c ,. Video To Be Released Of Police Shooting Of Teen BY LEON CREW Sentinel StaffWriter The office of Attorney Tripp Sebring has an nounced that authorities have agreed to release the video footage of J avon Neal's shooting by two Tampa Police officers. Neal was gunned down inside the Central Court Apartments on Sunday, July 22nd after two officers chased him, then alleged he was armed with a shotgun and had pointed it at them. The officers involved in the shooting have been cleared of any wrongdoing, but there were many ques tions that hadn't been an swered to the satisfaction of Neal's mother, Kethessa Fordoms. JAVONNEAL "I know a lot of people had versions of what happened, and the police have their ver sion. I don't know which one is true, and that's why I hired an attorney. I have to know that they did what they did because they didn't have a choice." No date has been set for when the video will be re-DR. CAROLYN COll.INS leased, but Ms. Fordoms said she doesn 't want to see it. I don't think me or my kids should see that. I per squally don't think I could handle that, and I don't want to go through that again. I will say this isn't over yet, and when the police are investigating themselves you have to make sure every thing is what it is supposed to be." Tampa-Hillsborough NAACP President Dr. Carolyn Collins, said they haven't taken a position on Javon Neal's shooting, but they have done some other things. "We need accurate infor mation before we can take any action. I also believe the family deserves to see for themselves what really hap pened "I had scheduled to meet with the family, but they never showed up. This is a criminal case that is also connected to the Depart ment of Juvenile Justice. I will be looking into it with my staff from that perspec tive." c: Dr. Collins said she reC) quested a meeting with Police Chief Jane Castor, but she sent one of her highest ranking officers. N "They brought pictures g with them taken at the scene, N and we asked them why was it necessary for them to shoot that boy so many times. "We met with them for 45 minutes, and we are still un clear about some things." Dr. Collins said they did meet with Chief Castor later and told her they want to see more positive activities in our community, and no more police shootings." Dr. Collins said Chief Castor has promised to attend their general meeting, but it will be after the convention is over." Two West Tampa Business Owners Feel Fallout From Council Meeting "T'I drop them right on Capin. 0 Huey Johnson supervises two people disconnecting the gas lines from the truck he uses to sell food. Last Thursday s City Council meeting addressed a lot of issues, one of them was making sure the city is pre pared for the Republican Na tional Convention in 9 days Among the items dis cussed as points of concern were prostitution and drug sales. Also discussed were the aesthetic problems that exist in certain parts of the city. Councilwoman Volie Capin pointed out what she thought were problems in West Tampa, especially along Main Street. She ad dressed the streets being crowded with people late at night, and vendors along the side of the street selling food and other items. One business owner Bernard Jordan, ad dressed the Council and first pointed out that he does not oppose the Occupy Tampa group being at Voice Of Free dom Park. I've never had any prob lems with anyone connected with that movement. I find them to be cordial, and I have allowed them to use my restroom and property for some of their events. There are people who don't spend a dime in my businesses or any other business on Main Street. They just show up and loiter in the parking areas and in the street. That hurts my business, because they don't patronize any thing." Councilwoman Capin felt a stronger police pres ence was needed on Main Street, and Code Enforcement should examine if any ordinances are being vio lated On Friday, two businesses felt the immediate impact of the suggestion of Councilwoman Capin. Huey JohnSon, who has been operating a vending business on Main Street for years, was told he had to shut down. Jeff Hilaire, who oper ates a restaurant on Main Street, was told he couldn t have speakers outside the door playing music for the customers who sit at the out door tables. Councilman Frank Reddick, who was upset at his colleagues for their opin ions of West Tampa, was particularly upset at Coun-cilwoman Capin's com ments, and her statement that she has driven through the area at night and ob served what's going on. West Tampa activist, Dwight Bolden, has been trying to draw the Black business owners in West Tampa together to form an alliance. f!e says this appears to be a planned strategy to shut down the Black busi nesses in West Tampa to make way for the redevelop ment plan for the area that apparently doesn't include Black owned businesses. "I think the city is trying to shut us down. I think they are using every trick they have .to come into our com munity, and tell us where we're going to spend our money, and it won't be with Black owned businesses. "We must unite now to stop this, and I'd like a meet ing with the Mayor and the Black business owners to be scheduled so some assur ances be made to the Black business owners." Johnson said he intends on meeting with the city's Code Enforcement Inspec tors to find out exactly what he did wrong, and how he can get things right and con tinue vending Councilman Reddick said the business owners called him over the weekend, and they were upset about Councilwoman Capin's comments, and want him to meet with them. One of the business own ers coordinated this effort by getting in touch with the oth ers. All of them, including some patrons, are upset, and want something done about it. "I think Capin intention ally exaggerated one of her points by saying there were thousands of young people in the streets. That's not close to being accurate. Councilman Reddick said eventually the business owners will bring their con cerns before the Council, and "As far as the increased police presence in the area is concerned they will be focusing most of their attention to the Occupy Tampa z group. m Sentinel Stqff Writer, m Leon B. 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oro scopes BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL-Liam shocks everyone at the wedding luncheon when he shows up with an altered ap pearance; Hope becomes livid when Liam admits that he d been out with Steffy the night before; Steffy attempts to defend her self to Taylor. Liam begs Hope to forgive him; unable to witness his son demean himself any further, Bill gets harsh with Liam; Taylor and Steffy discuss Taylor s romantic history; Hope sur prises Steffy. Hope chastises Steffy for making a mo<;kery of her wedding; Rick's chivalry toward his sister impresses Caroline; Rick confronts Liam; Caroline questions Thomas about dating Hope. DAYS OF OUR LIVES-EJ finds himself captive; Will gets in to an angry confrontation with T; Chad confronts Gabi about her conversation with Andrew; Sonny comforts Will. Will de nies having any romantic interest in Sonny ; Marlena counsels Will; Will finds Sonny in a possibly intimate moment with Brian. A memorial service is held; Lucas tells Will how disap pointed he is in him ; Chad kicks Gabi out of his apartment; T gives Sonny a hard time; Will helps Gabi move. GENERAL HOSPITAL Lulu and Dante meet with her doctor ; Jason wants Spinelli to get information on Ewen ; Trey gets an unexpected visitor. Todd offers Carly his support; Kate and Sonny share some romance; Starr is troubled by Trey's con fession. Kristina makes a major decision; Kate has a flash of memory of Connie; Luke meets Todd. YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Sharon gains the upper hand against Nick and Victoria, while Tucker present s Genevieve with an intriguing offer. Nikki continues to search for Victor, while lies pile up as Kevin and Phyllis cover their tracks. Victor forms an unlikely friendship, while Avery encour ages Nick to use Sharon s past against her. HOROSCOPES Aries (March 21-April19)-Blend your ideas with those of someone significant and move forward. Provide excellent service, even if it's difficult. Wait to see what develops. Taurus (April2o-May 20)-When you focus on some thing bigger than y ourself, you can make it happen. The end re sult goes public. Friends encourage you to lead them. Gemini (May 21-June 20)Out of the chaos comes something new and wonderful. Access your playful side and create magic. Compromise may be required, but assistance is nearby. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Take care of problems that could arise at home. Work out the kinks and follow through. It' s not a good time for love now but things will turn out even better with patience. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Don't let this chance slip through your fingers Now 's time to get into the books and profit. There 'll be time for fun later. You're very expressive and your team is hot. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Travel lightly and get farther than expected. It's not always about winning the game but about how much fun you're having. Extra income is just gravy. Go hiking. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) -You're on top of your game. Score big despite slight opposition from y our fears. Getting in touch with old connections helps achieve a home run at work. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Don't listen to the noisy monkeys in your head. Be cautious with love and money, but don't take it personally or be dismayed. There 's possibility somewhere in there. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)-Your friends help you iri hammering out the details and surmounting the obstacles, but don't forget to ask for assistance. Free up space for passion and love. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)-For the next couple of days it's easier to focus on your career. Others may wonder how come you re smiling even though it's Monday. Demand quality information. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)-Now's the time to try new foods, explore new continents and discover something about yourself that you didn't know before. Make room for passions as well. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)-The information you gather comes in handy. List all the reasons it doesn t work, and then make it work. Together you can create a breakthrough from the breakdown. _Jimmie Woods, Cynthia Little, Juanita and Arthur Richardson of Jacksonville, Elouise Woods, Gail and Howard Little at Fannie Thomas' retirement celebration. N 0 .... N 'TI 5 en m z m r Dl c: r r-gf z "'D c: Dl r en :I: m c m m i -< :J> z c 'TI i -<

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About You! JIMYA Look's who's turning 4 Q a: 1&. Q c Q en w :::> .... Ground breaking Ceremonv Planned For New Housing Development_ w > On Wednesday, August a groundbreaking cer-w 1ennortv for a new housing dewill take place. ::J ceremony will be held at a.m., at the Cedar Pointe 5409 Temple Z Avenue. t:i The new community ...J about through a partS between the Tampa ID Authority and the ul County Afford-Z Housing Department. Hillsborough County Af-w Housing Depart: is a Neighborhood Q Program 1 li Through the partg a multi-family com11. will be constructed. The date is the fall of rooms with 52 units completed during the first phase. The location is on foreclosed property in unincorporated Hillsborough County. Jerome Ryans, Presi dent and CEO of the Tampa Housing Authority said, "As the only not-for-profit developer in Hillsborough County, the Tampa Housing Authority is again revolutionizing the face of public housing." The purpose of the Neigh,. borhood Stabilization Pro gram 1 grant is to address the foreclosure crisis through the purchase and redevelopment of abandoned or foreclosed properties to deter neighborhood decline, while assisting persons and households of low, moderate and middle income with affordable housing opportunities. Prevention & Educati Extractions Crowns & Bridges Dentures Partials Root Canal Therapy Repair & Relines Gold Crown (Real) Available "*Patient Relaxation Local Youth Dav Observance The Youth Department at New Mt. Zion M. B. Church will have its Annual Youth Day Observance on Sunday, August 26, 2012 The theme is "Salvation by Grace Through Faith. The speaker at 10:55 a. m. will be Minister William (Cobie) Nesbitt, of Philip pian Community Church, Jacksonville, where he serves under Bishop Virgil C. Jones, Sr. He serves as a Sunday Sehool teacher, assist in lead ing several youth committees, serves on the Prison Ministry and he shares the gospel to win souls to the Kingdom of God. MINISTER WILLIAM (Cobie) NESBITI Youth and their families are invited to this service. College Continues Annual '3Lives' Blood DriVe BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Tuesday, September 18th, Remington College Tampa Campus, will sponsor its annual blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The campus will also hold a platelet drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The purpose of the blood and platelet drive is to in crease the number of minority blood donors. It will take place at the Remington College Tampa Campus, 6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. The campaign is entitled "3 Lives," because three lives are can be saved with a pint of blood. The campaign has col lected more than 5,000 pints of blood since it began. Remington College is partnering with America's Blood Centers (ABC) and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) to raise awareness of the need for mi nority blood donors. The "3 Lives" Campaign has col lected more than s,ooo pints of blood since it began the campaign. ABC has named Remington College as its 2011 Na tional Partner of the Year. According to SCDAA, African American blood donors provide blood with unique antigens that is vital for people battling sickle cell anemia and other life-threat ening diseases. The SCDAA further stated that it is best for those patients who require frequent transfusions to receive blood that closely matches their own. Popular R&B and gospel singer AI Green is the official spokesman for the "3 Lives" campaign. Green relies on life-saving blood transfusions. He has battled sickle cell the majority of his life and his treatment includes monthly blood transfusions. "My goal is to get more people of color to become regular blood donors. Minority donors allow ine and other sickle cell patients to manage our disease and live our lives," Green said. Frank Wolff, ellons Communications said, "While the primary goal of the '3 Lives Campaign' is to recruit minority donors, every one is encouraged to attend the drive and donate blood." Those planning to donate are encouraged to add ironrich foods to their diets a day or two before giving blood. Good sources of iron include meat, dried beans, peas, bread, pasta, dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruit, or nuts. The iron-rich foods will help increase the level of hemoglobin. It is estimated that about 10% of potential donors are turned away because the hemoglobin levels are too low. All blood collected will be used to help people in the Tampa Bay area. For more information about the blood drive cam paign calli-800-448-6405 or visit the web page at www.3Lives.com. Our Militar.y Men&Women Airman Completes Basic Training Airman Britney L. O'Quinn recently graduated from basic military training. The ceremony was held at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Airman O'Quinn com pleted an intensive, eight week program that included training in military discipline and studies Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. She also earned four credits toward an Associate in Ap: plied Science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Airman O'Quinn is the daughter of Kristen and Steven O'Quinn, of Tampa. She graduated from Hillsbor ough High School with the class of 2011. FVI's Middleton lass 011965 The Middleton High School Class of 1965 will be holding a business meeting on Monday, August 27, 2012, at the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, 2607 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The meeting begins at 6:30p.m. Sub Job Fair The Tampa Bay Black Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a Sub Fair for sub contractors on Friday, August 24, 2012, 11 a. m. 2 p. m., at the DoubleTree Hotel, 4500 W. Cypress St. 1 Vriers Registration-You have Until Oct. 9th To Register To Vote Voting for General i Eledion Oct. 28 Nov. 3 ; 1 Wea In Florida

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Local -t c m Citv Councilman Recognizes Former Board Member Last week, City Councilman Frank Reddick rec ognized Dr. Alma Hires for her many years of dedicated service to the Tampa Code Enforcement Board. The presentation of the commen dation took place during the regular City Council meeting. A retiree, Dr. Hires was appointed as a Code Enforce ment Special Magistrate and served in this capacity from April 1, 2008 until February 16, 2011. She was appointed to another term on the board on February 17, 2011 and served until April1, 2012. Dr. Hires is a graduate of Middleton High School and continued her education at Tuskegee Institute, where she earned her B. S. Degree. Dr. Hires continued her ed ucation at Atlanta University and earned an M. S. Degree from that institution. Dr. Hires also attended VotingfY) Dr. Alma Hires is shown with City Councilman Frank Reddick at the City Council meeting recently. Councilman Reddick presented Dr. Hires a commendation for her years of service on the Tampa Code Enforcement Board. the University of South Florida, where she earned an other M. S. Degree. She earned her Ph.D. Degree from Michigan State Univer sity. Dr. Hires said she ac cepted the position to serve as an advocate for cleaner neighborhoods and to advo cate for the rights of low-in come homeowners. Voter Reuistradon In The CORIRIURiiV vouna lnlonnatlon For2012 General Elecdon Voter registration will take place in the community this week will take place at the following locations: On Tuesday, August 21, 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Northwest Family YMCA; 8950 W. Waters Ave.; 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; at Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance; 9215 N. Florida Ave.; and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at NOV A Southeastern University, Tampa Campus; 3632 Queen Palm Dr. On Wednesday, August 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library; 2902 W. Bearss Ave., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Northwest Fam ily YMCA; 8950 W Waters Ave., Tampa; and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Lee Davis Service Center; 3402 N. 22nd St. On Thursday, August 23, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Town N' Country Regional Library; 7606 Paula Dr., Suite 120. On Friday, August 24, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p .m., at Me Donalds University; 11707 N. 56th St.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library; 1121 Countryway Blvd. On Saturday, August 25, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.-, at Ferman Chevrolet, 9751 Adamo St. The dates offering dead lines for various events in preparation for the 2012 Gen eral Election is available. The following information takes place on the designated dates: The last day to register or to change Party affiliation is Friday, October 9, 2012. Early Voting begins on Monday, October 22, 2012, and ends on Saturday November 3 2012. The Gen eral Election will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. The last day to request a vote by mail ballot is Wednes day, October 31, 2012. Earlv Voting Periods varv As Federal Court Reiects Changes Last week, the U. S. Dis trict Court in Washington, D. C., rejected a law passed by the State of Florida Republi can-controlled legislation. The panel of justices said the state failed to satisfy its bur den of proof that the changes will not have an adverse affect on minorities. The justices wrote, The state has failed to satisfy its burden of proving that those changes will not have a retro gressive effect on minority voters." The justices said the new law was "analogous to closing polling places in dis proportionately African American precincts." Last year, the voting law changes, passed by the heavily laden Republican Party, and signed by Republican Governor Rick Scott, went into ef fect. The new law is legal in all except five Florida counties. Those counties are: Collier, Hardee, Hendry, Hills borough, and Manatee Counties. These counties re main under the protection of the Civil Rights Act and the federal jurisdiction and the U. S. Department of Justice must approve all changes. As a result of the ruling, the old law, which requires 96 hours of early voting over as many as 14 days, remains in effect. The new law allows 48 hours of voting over an eight dayperiod. The judges also stated that in four of the past five elec tions, Blacks were much more likely to vote at early voting sites than whites. 0 Senator Calls On Governor )> To Halt Voter Suppression Leader of Florida Leg islative Black Caucus Calls on Governor to Halt Voter Suppression throughout Florida's non-protected Counties TALLAHASSEE -State Senator Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa), Chair, Florida Legislative Black Caucus on Monday called on Republi can Governor Rick Scott to heed the recent federal court ruling preserving early voting in Florida's 5 pro tected counties, and halt the voter suppression efforts still underway in the rest of the state by restoring early voting to its previous time period throughout Florida. "The Court found that im plementation of the 2011 election law would dispro portionately affect African American voters in these five counties. If that would occur in five counties, then there is a high likelihood of active voter suppression in Florida's remammg 62 counties," Senator Joyner, who cur rently chairs the Florida Legislative Black Caucus and travelled to Tallahassee to meet with the Governor said. "I call on Governor Scott to stop his party's bla tant attempt to influence an election by denying a funda mental right to Black and white Floridians have fought and died for." At issue is the governor's adherence to a 2011 Republi can-sponsored change in Florida's elections law that reduced early voting days by half. The move came 3 years after the 2008 election in which Barack Obama not only won Florida, but the ARTHENIA JOYNER State Senator White House, propelled in part by record voter turnout a:mong Blacks casting early voting ballots. In fact, the lines were so long in some African American communi ties that Governor Scott's predecessor was compelled to issue an Executive Order extending early voting to ac commodate the historical de mand. "Targeting early voting had only one purpose: to stack the deck in a presiden tial election by limiting mi nority turnout and Democratic votes at the polls, said Senator Joyner, who has been part of ongoing litigation fighting the election law changes. The governor needs to ac knowledge the obvious: it would be amoral to address 0 -t N .... N 0 .... 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Local -Wilbert Davis Bovs And Girls Club Holds Talent Showcase :;:::) g The Wilbert Davis Boys and Girls Club held its Talent Showcase recently before about 200 attendees. Once the dust had settled from all the various talents, Sigma c:t Psi Nu Sweethearts emerged the winners. They were followed by Star Diva Step Team from Wilbert Davis Club and the Soul Steppers took 3rd place. (Photos by c 0 w :;:::) 1Members of the Soul Steppers, a community-based step team, won the 3rd place prize. They are, in front, Asani, MaKira and Tamya; Marquicia, Tanesha, Makya, Aniyah, Jasmine, Andreana, Mya and Lauryn. In the back, Kya, Tee-Tee and Nae-Nae. Mrs. Sandra is the coordinator; and the coaches are Ms. Shonda, Mrs. Redd and Ms. Mary. Remonia Scriven, Diana Scriven and Regina Hall were ready for the show to begin. Representing 'The Club', De'Quan Wtlson and Renethea McMillan. Ellen and Rhonda were at the showcase. DJ Chase was handling the music for the afternoon. Lottie Silas, Markus Vance and Luelonna Monroe of Glam Enterprises were at the showcase. Sheba, Cherie and TJ Griffin were at the Talent Showcase at the Wilbert Davis Boys and Girls Club.

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-t Moving UP With First Annual Evening In Red 1-SIon 01 Harmonv' On-Que! Magazine, a Bolden, Peggy Mason, Destanee Mills, W faith-based publication, will ClaudiaDozier,alongwith Langston Tarver, EnC: be hosting its "First Annual other participants. rique Brooks, Samantha VISION OF HARMONY For sisters Angela and Valencia, the name Vision Of Harmony couldn't be more appropriate. As sib lings, their sound and look is about as harmonious as you can get, and much of that can be attributed to their shared DNA. But, on top of that, there is also a higher power that brings them together to spread God's word through music and to make it an all inclusive process. Their strong values and love of family has helped to keep them true to their word and brought them to where they are today. The ladies got their start early when they first began performing as The Freamon Sisters, where they sang at their local church. Down the road, they formed the inspi rational-pop music group, "Bubblegum and Candy" and gained a healthy amount of attention for their music. Eventually it was time to move on and in 2004 Vision Of Harmony was formed. The name stems from their Vision of seeing ALL people living together in Harmony. The sister s w ent back to their foundat i on and de v oted their music like their li v es to Christ and wrote songs of His inspirat i on as an encourage ment to others. They've since appeared on the Wendy Williams Show as well as other events and concerts throughout. Their new video for "REUNITED" has only been re leased for a couple of months and has already been attract ing big views on YouTube and all of their social net working sites. In addition, it has been picked up by televi sion and cable stations na tionally. The message of the video is clear, that the word of God can bring us all to a better place. Whether that be through becoming a better friend, or ditching a crippling habit, those who choose to walk with Angela and Va lencia find comfort and sol ace in their message. In the video, the sisters begin their walk down a country road alone but by the end, it is a full blown crowd scene com plete with people from all walks of life, like a true vision of harmony! On Saturday, September 8th, Behind the Veil Records will be hosting a release for their new self eptitled CD "Vision Of Harmony." There will be ministries of praise song and dance! At tendees will also have an op portunity to view the music video "REUNITED" via large screen. The event will take place 5 p. m. -7 p. m. at Rivers of Life Church Min istries, 301 Lakewood Drive, Brandon FL. Reverend Swafford, pastor. Evening in Red" on Sunday, Sp e cial guest choirs: Bolton Randell, Teri August 26 2012. The event Voices of Praise of New Mt. Bolton Hall, the Spiritual N will be held at St. John Zion M. B. Church, Murray Advisors Bishop Eddie Cathedral, 3401 E. 25th Ave., Gospel Chorus and a duet by Newkirk, Dr. Ned N Bishop Eddie Newkirk, Phil and Fiona (White) Sanders, and Pastor Pastor. Williams. Madison Murray, salute Recently Editor-in "We are so excited about all pastors' wives for over 25 Chief/Publisher, Marie what the Lord is doing, not years Lady Mattie Mur-Tarver White was hospius! Our theme, "Fruit of the ray, Lady Jennie talized twice in a three week Spirit is from Galatians Daniels, Lady Geraldine period and during that time 5:22 -23, "But the Fruit of Nunn, Lady Loretta theSpiritledhertodosome-the Spirit is Love, Joy, Hunt, Lady Mary Reed, thing would include all Peace, Longsuffering, Gen-Lady Carrie Billue, Lady churches of different denom-tleness, Goodness, Faith, Marsha Tarver and others inations. That is how OnMeekness, Temperance, Sponsors for the event Que! Magazine s "First against such there is no are: Doug's New and Used Evening in Red" was birthed law." Tires, Five Star Event by Some of the different deThe staff of On-Que! Shawntay, Woodard Weldnominations Pastors' wives Magazine: Marie Tarver ing, and "The Holy Spirit." will be on program: Joyce White, Andrew J. R. Some of the proceeds will Johnson, Marva Scott, Tarver, Leafie Lee, be donated to: Daughters of Tiffany Lott, Angelic Arthur McKay, Donald Destiny, Salute a Graduate Woodard,. Chloe Coney, Dowridge, Pastor Don-and The Sickle Cell Founda-Sheryl Downing, Glenda aid White, Kay Powell, tion. Ministers Unite To Combat Spiritual Depression Three local pastors have come together to get the mes sage out to the community about the absence of ac countability between politi cians and the spiritual community. Rev. Bartholomew Banks, Pastor of St. John Progressive M. B. Church, Rev. Arthur T. Jones, Pastor of Bible-Based Fellow ship Church, and Superintendent Charles Davis, Pastor of College Hill Church of God in Christ, will be host ing services at their churches on the eve (August 26) of the biggest event the Tampa community has ever hosted the Republican National Convention (August 27-31, 2012). The pastors have invited Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Senior Pastor (re tired) of the famed Riverside Church in New York City. He will preach on "Hope In The Time Of Spiritual Depres sion. REV. DR. JAMES A. FORBES REV. ARTHUR T. JONES Bible-Based Fellowship from the obvious disconnec tion from God, family, others and the community. SUYf. CHARLES DAVIS College Hill COGIC our responsibility, he stated. The three pastors are get ting the message to the peo ple of our community with 3 services on Sunda y and the entire city is invit e d At 8 a. m., s ervic e will b e held at St. John Pro g re ssive ., ::c c Many religious groups have already chosen sides in the campaigns, states Dr. Arthur T. Jones, Pastor of Bible Based Fellowship of Carrollwood "Questions of a candidate s beliefs and spiri tual qualifications to be pres ident have been dogging the hopefuls for more than a year," he continued. These concerns have re sulted in a national crisis of spiritual depression. The symptoms arise "In order to get our path back to togetherness, we must renew the center and create a consciousness of hope and conviction. We must sound out the political idols of our day and raise po litical awareness in our spiri tual contexts. The Christian commu nity must come together. It is M. B. 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C'l "' ,, ,. .... ,, .. .. # i .. '"'"'"'"''"'"' .,. -N t; Locals Anend National. ::::) CJ ::::) c( >;' ic( Bar Convention C The 87th National Bar tn Association Convention was w :::l held last month in Las Vegas. .,_ More than 1 ,300 guests in attendance. The National Bar Association is the largest group of African-American lawyers and judges. Several from the Tampa community were in attendance. The group went into the community for 2 events -pro-bono clinic where they offered free advice at the First AME Church, and NBA Youth Day where teens 13-18 were in attendance at the Boyd School of Law to learn about careers in the legal profes sion. The parents of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, were in attendance and shared a few words of thanks. John Page, Esquire, takes over as the NBA's 70th President. Atty. Darryl Parks is the outgoing presi dent. Senator Arthenia Joyner speaks at the Presidential Showcase Forum. Donna Brazile of the Democratic National Committee, Barbara Arnwine of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Gary Flowers Black Leadership Forum, were on the panel. 0 Mint Condition with event publicist Keisha Pickett. St. Pete Entertainment Attorney Shannon ligon. Former Tampa resident Bernadine White King attended some of the National Bar events. County Attorney Don Odom attended the convention. Senior Movie luling The Pre-Need Department of Wilson Funeral Home recent ly held its first Senior Movie Outing." The event, which took place at West Shore Plaza, consisted of a complimentary continental breakfast, a movie pass and a gift bag. There were also door prizes, mainly gift certificates. The movie was "Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the Seventh Day." Among the 100 attendees were: Mrs. Robertson, Mrs. Brown, Ms. Katherine Pace, Ms. Rosa Harris and Ms. Glover. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred (Gredna) Dugger. Mother Mae Frances Graham, Deacon Graham, Mother Ranson, Mrs. Sandra Barr, Mother Peters, Mr. Lester, Ms. Mary Wynn and Mother Wmston.

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Local PostOHice RenaiDinu cere10onv Congresswoman Kathy Castor and Congressman Bill Nelson joined the Abe Brown family and other elected officials on Monday, August 13, 2012 for the renaming ceremony. The Produce Post Office on East Hillsborough Avenue was renamed the Abe Brown Post Office. (PHOTOS BY BRUNSON) Attending the ceremony were Oeft to right): Senator Arthenia Joyner, grandchildren Morgan Bennett, Pierce Blount, Miles Bennett; daughters Kimberly Brown Blount, Vanessa Brown, and City Councilman Frank Reddick. Gloria Jennings Blount, Evangeline Best, Dr. Sam Wright, Chloe Coney, Robert P. Blount, Jr. and Gloria Davis. From left to _right: Congresswoman Kathy Castor, Congressman Bill Nelson, and Vanessa Brown. In this photo attending the ceremony is Rev. Dr. Evan Burrows, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of College Hill, where the Brown family worships, and where Rev. Brown served as pastor. Cleo Billups smiled for the camera outside of the post office. BenvReed Victon Panv State Representative Betty Reed celebrated at her vic tory party last Tuesday night after being re-elected for another 4 years to represent District 61. She defeated young politi cian, Titiana Denson. (Photos by Julia Re-elected to serve the constituents of District 61, State Representative Betty R:'eed (2nd from right) is shown with Allison Edgecomb, her mother, Doretha Edgecomb, who was also re-elected, and State Senator Arthenia Joyner. ., r-0 :::D c )> en m z ::! z m r-aJ c Mrs. Reed's husband, James Reed. Rep. Reed's cousin, Sol rDavis also stopped by the victory party. ::! Also supporting Rep. Reed were, Lenora, Jarvis and Candy. z ., c aJ !: en ::I: m c m < m -t c m en c )> z c ., :::D c G) m ...... ......

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.. .. Back To School Makeover Tampa Park Apartments, Bzbraidz, Paul Mitchell Signature Styl and King Pharmacy united for a Back To School Makeover. The was held in Tampa Park Plaza on Friday, August 10, 2012. c (PHOTOS BY BRUNSON) en w :::;::) 1-C From left to right: Tampa Park resident service manager, Chris-tine Irvin, Gayle Caraway, and FeleciaAnderson. a: LL c z <( c en w :::;::) 1-> a: w > w c w l: en m :::;::) D.. z i= w ..J ..J :::;::) m ..J w z i= z w en <( c a: 0 ..J LL N .,.. Olayinka Adedayo, Candice Katikati, Abiol Fedre, and Bole Fedre of King Pharmacy distributed book bagsd to those in attendance. Body Temple Spatique were Marl Johnson and uu:nu""'" woman Stephanie Sykes, who did the girls nails Sis. Julia J. NR vwner 1909 E. Busch Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612 290917-Tampa, 33687 3-376-3946 Cell Vicki Lange, and Don Jones ofVerizon FIOS were at the Back To School Makeover. Jedidah sits still as Blaire does her hair. James and Elijah Black were at the Back To School Makeover. Kimberly and Paliyah look like they were enjoying them selves. Ayesha Reed, representing the American Seniors Associa tion, was ready with a table full of vital information. Leteaida and Thaimara were at the Back To School Makeover. Family members lisa, Lanya, and Melik take a break during the activities. In this photo are Miracle, Tanesha, NuNu, Deandre and Kash mere. Kaitlin, Shantwaniqua, and Jedidah had a ball.

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Loca Entertainment Fridav Niuhtlive At Double Decker Club There is lively activity at the Double Decker on Friday nights with DJ Floyd Joy. (Photos by Julia Jackson) DJ Floyd Joy on the mic. Fredrico enjoying the Friday night outing. Ms. Diva-0 at the Double Decker on Friday. Ms. Carol and Darlenia enjoying a quiet night. Fridav Night Jams The Windjammer is a night spot that's jamming on Fridays (Photos by Julia Jackson) DJ Koolz was on the set. Glynis was also on the set. Patricia enjoying the night out. Local -t c: m en School ORicials To Visit On First DIJ Of School Mrs. MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent of the Hillsborough County School District, along with several school board members will visit on the first day of school. Mrs. Elia will visit Plant High School, Cork Elementary School, Lomax Elementary School, Orange Grove Middle School, Middleton High School, Sligh Middle School, Just Elementary School, Mitchell Elementary School, Gorrie Elementary School, and Wilson Middle School. Mrs. Doretha Edge comb will visit Seminole Elementary School and Cleveland Elementary School. en Ms. April Griffin will visit Carrollwood Elementary .... School, Essrig N Schoo\, and Greco Middle g School. N Ms. Carol Kurdell will visit Chiaramonte Elementary School. Jack Lamb will visit Forest Hills Elementary School, Adams Middle School, and Chamberlain High School. Stacy R. White will visit Buckhorn Elementary School and Mulrennan Middle School. School Board Chair Candy Olson and board member Susan Valdes are away on business. alack Women For Obama' To Hold Town Hall Meeting l> that whatever is elected will en set the tone and tenor of the nation for the foreseeable ::! future. Z On Wednesday, August 29, the Florida Chapter of Black Women for Obama will hold a Town Hall Meeting. The meeting will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p m., at the Mount Zion AME Church, 5920 Robert Tolle Drive, in Riverview. "Black Women For Obama" is a national grassroots orga nization dedicated to the re election of President Barack Obama in 2012. The meeting will be broadcast live via Internet and radio. The Town Hall theme is "Election 2012: What's at Stake at the National, State and Local Levels." The pur pose of the meeting is to serve as a counterpoint to the Republican National Convention, and to articulate clearly and succinctly what is at stake in this election. The organization believes Elected officials and other key leaders have been invited Ill to provide an analysis of the C: national, state, and local J= impact of this election. m Some of the confirmed participants includes: the ., Honorable Gary Siplin, c: State Senator, District 19; the Honorable Reggie en Fullwood, State ::::1: Representative, District 15; m the Honorable Dwayne L. Taylor, State < Representative, District 27; m the Honorable Betty Reed, State Representative, District -t 61; Mrs. Chloe Coney, Special Assistant to en Congresswoman Kathy C Castor; and Ms. Barbara Walker, Parkscrump )> Attorneys at Large. i

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Schiano: lues RB Blounrs Groin lniurv Not Serious LEGARRE'IT BLOUNT Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said running back LeGarrette Blount is not expected to miss much time after injuring a groin late in the se-cond quarter of their 30-7 loss to Tennessee on Friday night. With the Bucs trailing 207, Blount, a starter in the backfield last season, took a hit to his left leg during a second-down run with 2:18 left in the half. He remained down on the field for several minutes before rising to his feet and gingerly walking off flanked by trainers. He didn't return to action, but remained in uniform and sat on the bench throughout the second half. But Schiano said the injury was sustained by how Blount's leg was bent backward. c a: LL c z < Titans Beat Bucs 30-11 As QBs Seek consistencv ::I There' s still time left in 1the preseason to make some tweaks, with neither w Tennessee nor Tampa Bay Gj where they want to be at the c quarterback position yet. For the Titans, Friday (f) night was supposed to be a :J coming-out party for se al cond-year Washington prod a. uct Jake Locker iri his first NFLstart. tu Meanwhile, the ...J Buccaneers were hoping ...J their second preseason game m would be one in which Josh Freeman would begin to find chemistry with his revamped receiving corps. The result? A combined 8 for 21 passing in the Titans 30-7win. Freeman, whose team took an early 7-0 lead on his 2-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams before trailing off the rest of the way, said he isn t panicking about where the offense is right now. -----------------------------------------Sad Goodbve To oannv w Roundfield, Who Died Heroicallv saving His Wife LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga -Danny Roundfield lay in his casket in a room that smelled like roses while the people who loved him lined up to look at his face. It was late Thursday afternoon, 10 days since his death in a for eign country, two days since his body came home. Most people knew he had drowned, but further details were scarce. Danny and Bernie were on vacation in Aruba. Danny and Bernie got in trouble in the rough sea. Another woman told the police what she had seen. Bernie needed help and Danny came to her aid. He pulled her in toward the rocks, toward safety, and in so doing he apparently exhausted himself. The ,.. woman managed to grab Bernie's hand and pull her in the rest of the way. She When he played for the Atlanta Hawks, Danny Roundfield was quietly efficient and was often confused with Tree Rollins. could help only one of them. All this time the waves were crashing. She saw Danny and he looked very tired, struggling in the water, and then a wave crashed over him. The woman looked again for Danny but he was gone. ChlalsWida ReceiVer Bowe Signs Franchise Tender DWYANEBOWE KANSAS CITY, Mo. Perhaps Dwayne Bowe was just waiting for the Chiefs to break training camp to finally sign his franchise tender. The team said in a state ment Friday that Bowe had signed after missing the entire offseason program and training camp in St. Joseph, Mo. Bowe is due about $9.5 million this season after the two sides failed to reach a long-term deal by the July 16 deadline. Patriots Sign Olvmpic Medalist Damps JEFF DEMPS FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps, who played running back at Florida,but was not drafted by an NFL team because he said he wanted to focus on his track career. Patriots player personnel director Nick Caserio said in his meeting with reporters on Friday that the team had nothing to report. But later in the night, after reports began to surface, the Patriots issued a press release, announcing the signing of the 22-year-old sprinter. Demps earned the Olympic silver medal in the 4x100 relay as part of the team that finished second to Jamaica at the London Games last week. His football agent, Daniel Rose, said that several NFL teams were interested in the former run ning back from Florida. Tampa Bay and the New York Jets were among the teams that confirmed an interest. Caserio confirmed that the Patriots scouted Demps, but he went undrafted after saying he was giving up football to focus on track and the Olympics Chad Johnson Facing Foreclosure Last Friday, Chad Johnson, 34, was arrested for allegedly head-butting his wife, Evelyn Lozada, after an argument over a condom receipt escalated to the point of no return. Since that time, Johnson has been cut from the Miami Dolphins, fired on national television, lost out on revenue from his shelved VH1 reality show, "Ev & Ocho" and a lucrative endorsement with Zico coconut water. Now, the wide-receiver_: more in the media for his moves off the field, rather than on the field these days is reportedly facing foreclo sure. According to the documents, the 34-year-old for mer Miami Dolphin has failed to pay the monthly $863 maintenance fees on his $400,000 condo on the 16th floor of Two Midtown, Miami since June 2009. Johnson owes $28,703 in back pay ments. CHAD JOHNSON Additionally, the court documents also indicate that Johnson "is making ends meet" with a $150,000 mort gage he just received from two Palm Beach County investors, Michael Pomerantz and dermatolo gist Patrick McPoland. His arrangement gives him until June 2015 to pay the principal back. As collateral, Johnson used a $350,000 Miami Springs home he purchased for one of his children' s mother. DE Peppers savs No Academic Fraud CHAPEL HILL, NC Former North Carolina football star Julius Peppers confirmed it was his academ ic transcript that was posted on the university s website and insists there was "no aca demic fraud with it. The Chicago Bears' defen sive end released a statement through his agent Saturday, nearly a week after a link to the transcript surfaced. "This week has been an upsetting and challenging week for me, as one of my most private academic docu ments appeared on the uni versity's website for public examination," Peppers said. JULIUS PEPPERS "I'm terribly disappointed in the fact that my privacy has been violated, as well as frustrated with whoever negli gently and carelessly commit ted such a flagrant error." Dismissed lSI Star Mathieu In Drug Rehab, won't Plav This Fall NEW ORLEANS Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu has entered a drug rehabilitation program in Houston since being dismissed from the Tigers, according to a television report. Mathieu's adoptive father, Tryone Mathieu, says that the 20-year-old star cornerback and punt returner known as the "Honey Badger" has been at the Right Step recovery center and is being counseled by former NBA player John Lucas. Tyrone Mathieu says his son is committed to restoring his health and TYRANN MATHIEU won't play football until he is confident that his rehab is complete. That may rule out the possibility of Mathieu transferring to a school at the FCS level and playing this season, after which he would be eligible for the NFL draft.

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.. Sports Tiger woods loses Monev In Condo Sale TIGER WOODS Not even Tiger Woods is immune to a bad real estate purchase. Woods recently sold a condo in Corona del Mar, Calif., for $2,217,875 Woods bought the property in 2004 for a cool $3 mil lion. The town-house-style unit features an open-plan living room on the second story to take advantage of views of Santa Catalina Island. Features include high ceilings, a balcony, three bedrooms, a loft, three bathrooms and 2,000 square feet of living space. Fortunately for Woods, he's won three times this season and has already col lected nearly $5 million in on-the-course earnings. And that's before the PGA Tour playoffs kick off next week at the Barclays. One piece of property Woods doesn't regret buying is his new pad in Jupiter, Fla., which features a pool, tennis court, dock and, of course, a huge prac tice facility. Mannv Pacquiao wanted To Visit Flovd Mavweather In Jail Manny Pacquiao reportedly wanted to visit Fwyd Mayweather Jr., in jail. Boxer Manny Pacquiao wanted to visit rival Floyd Mayweather Jr., in jail, Mayweather's fathe told "On The Ropes" radio. Mayweather Jr., served two months in a Las Vegas jail earlier this year after pleading guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery. "Pacquiao told me he wanted to see little Floyd, when little Floyd was in jail," Floyd MayWeather Sr., said. "I guess he was training over there and he told me that he wanted to do see little Floyd in jail. He said he did not know if he could get in or not, and I told him I did not know if I could get in either." It's unclear whether Pacquiao ever did visit Mayweather. There are no reports that he"did. The rivals have heen linked by their dominance but have never faced off in the ring. Rumors and pro posals have floated6 but the two have never agreed to a fight. Promoter Bob Arum said recently that he believes the Pacquiao fight will happen in 2013. LeBron Wants To Return To IIJmPICS LeBron James is one of three U.S. players to be on three Olympic teams. AKRON, OhioLeBron James squeezed his mom 's hands, the way he did as a kid. Moments before being honored again in his home town, where they still love him and always will, James stood among family members and friends. With the days in this summer of summers dwindling quickly, this was another moment to savor. So as he waited to be introduced, James hugged his mom, Gloria, around the neck, took out his phone and snapped their picture Hewa8home. "I know this place," he said, "and it knows me." OKC's lbakalnks $48M Extension Serge Ibaka (right) led the NBA with 3.65 blocks per game last season. OKLAHOMA CITY The Oklahoma City Thunder took a big step toward sticking around as an NBA champi onship contender. The Thunder and general manager Sam Presti still face difficult decisions in the team's quest to remain a title threat for the long haul after reaching the NBA Finals last season, but reaching a con tract extension with blocks leader Serge Ibaka is cer tainly a good start. Ibaka came to terms on the deal on Saturday as the Thunder locked up another key member of their nucleus while also into ques tion whether the small-mar ket team can afford to keep Sixth Man of the Year James Harden be yond next sea son .. Ibaka posted on Twitter that he was happy for the chance to play for the Thunder for five more years. BEAU1Y UNUMrrED HELENA Just saying her name brings visions of beauty and pleasure, so why shouldn't Helena be this week's Beauty Unlimited fea ture? This young lady is very mature and sure of where she's going in life. She has def inite goals set, and her personality will win you over every time. Helena is not selfish, and manages to include those closest to her in her web of success. Helena has no prob lems staying in shape, and when it comes to the man in her life, he needs to also have health concerns, as well as be handsome, goal-oriented, spiritual, and confident. Congratulations to Helena for allowing us .to feature her as this week's Beauty Unlimited feature. If you are Interested in appearing as either a Beauty Unlimited or Spotlight feature, please send your photos and information to tclark@flsentinel.com. m en c )It c C) c 1\) ..,. ., r-0 c )It en m z :::! z m r-aJ c: r r m :::! z c aJ c en ::t m c m < m :0 -< -t c: m en c )It z c ., :0 c

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Juvenile real name Terius Gray -had just re united with Lil Wayne on stage at LIV nightclub earlier in the evening ... when some thing went wrong Juve and Wayne-who were in the Hot Boys to gether back in the late '9oshad a long running beef when the group broke up ... and it was the first time they JUVENILE had been on stage together since the feud. But around 7 a.m., cops say Juvenile who's listed at s'n, 150 lbs was in volved in a fight that began inside the nightclub and spilled outside to the front of the hotel. Chris Brown's Rep Calls $16 Million Nightclub Brawl lawsuit Frivolous' Chris Brown isn't paying much attention to the $16 million lawsuit filed against him and Drake stemming from their bottle throwing nightclub brawl in June. Brown's rep said on be half of the singer s lawyer, Mark Geragos, saying It s a frivolous lawsuit." The suit was filed by En tertainment Enterprises, the company that owns a sepa rate club affiliated with WiP Nightclub where the fight went down. They are seeking punitive damages, for "ultra hazardous activity" and "inCHRIS BROWN tentional illegal acts," as a re sult of the fight. The kicker is that neither Drake nor Brown were pointed out as the people who actually launched bot tles in each other's direction, which may bar them from any legal responsibility. Rick Ross Takes A Trip To Lagos, Nigeria Rick Ross brought some Maybach Music Group love all the way across the Atlantic (as in the ocean) to the motherland last weekend. The Miami rapper made a trip to Lagos, Nigeria for a show and a video documentar ian. "Filming in the slums in Lagos. i just bought out the whole grocery store and gave it to the village. #MMG presence strong in our homeland," tweeted Rozay. Jav-z Has 111 Influence On Brooklvn Nets JAY-Z The Brooklyn Nets will open the 2012-13 NBA season in their brand new arena, against their now cross-borough rival New York Knicks. The team's Russian billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov is a big reason why Prokhorov owns eighty percent of the team, while an other highly publicized part ner of his owns a reported one-fifteenth of one percent. The reason we care? His name is Jay-Z. Jay-Z, whose real name is ShaWn Carter, is the most famous hip-hop artist in the world today, and his business prowess makes him even more of a global brand. 'Jay-Z may not actually own that much of the Nets, but his influence on the team and its new city is un paralleled. Jay-Z was heavily involved in designing the team s logo and colors and has even counseled arena executives on what the team's home soundtrack should be during games. How he s been able to im prove the 'i mage of Nets fran chise is a little more obvious to hoops and hip-hop fans. JayZ's music is as popular in the NBA as the Beats by Dre head phones that players use to lis ten to it. .... .... ._ ...... .............. .... ., !I'._. .. .. Nick Cannon lives 20,000 Backpacks To South Florida Kids NICK CANNON America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon teamed up with Office Depot to to do nate 20,000 backpacks to children in South Florida last Thursday. The actor, singer and co median was at the Office Depot to give away 10,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to deserving children served by non-profit organi zations. NBC savs 11 Roller Quip wasn't About Ann Currv The "Today" show says AI Roker and Matt Lauer have jokingly bantered about throwing someone "under the bus" at least 27 times over the past two years. Why does that matter? Be cause the most recent time Roker said it, on Thursday, it was widely interpreted as a dig against his own show for the way it removed co-host Ann Curry less than two months ago. Lauer was speaking with members of the U.S. women's rowing team and its tradition of throwing the coxswain in the water after winning a race, and he joked that in New York it would mean a 'Today' co-anchors AI Roker, Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer host NBC's 'Today'. toss into the Hudson River. Roker said it was different than "Today" tradition, "which is to throw one of us under the bus. Brandv And Chris Brown Team Up For 'Put It Down' Video Grammy award-winning singer Brandy has released her new video Put It Down featuring fellow hip-hop artist Chris Brown. The new video is the first to be released off her upcoming album 'Two Eleven', which is set to hit stores October 16th. In the video Brandy sports the long braids she be came known for at the start of her career in the 9os as well as different hairstyles and shows off some dance moves. Brandy explained that the title of her album not onl y represents her birthday, but it pays tribute to the day Whit ney Houston died Brandy said she wants "to continue to live my life with purpose and make her [Houston] proud. BRANDY And CHRIS BROWN One of the last things she said to me she said Nobody can be you, just be y ou don't be afraid to be y ou .' Two Eleven is Brandy's first album release since 2oo8's Human. This highly anticipated album will be fea turing Sean Garrett, Frank Ocean, and Drake.

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I CARD OF THANKS I MRS. BERNICE PECK POUNCY (SNOOKUM) The family of Mrs. Bernice Peck Pouncy (Snookum), would like to acknowledge the many acts of kindness shown to our loved one during her illness and passing. We send our heartfelt grati tude to St. John P.M. B. Church, God's Side P.M.C., the Indigo Team of LifePath Hospice, the medical staff of the ICU Dept. of St. Joseph's Hospital and Bay City Elks. Special thanks to: Aikens Funeral Home, Pastor Danny C. Osborne, Elder Frank Gray, Lisa Ba\(.er, Choir #3 of St. John and the Praise Team of God' s Side for making our one's homegoing so special. May God's blessing be with you always. GO DES FUNERAl HOME Mr. Willie Hood, Tampa. Mr. James Mickens, Jr., Tampa. Tommy Redmond, Tampa. Mr. Arnold Williams, Tampa. HARMON FUNERAl HOME Mr. Dominique Joseph, Haiti. RAY WilliAMS FUNERAl HOME Ms. Geraldine Ash, Tampa. Mr. Andrew William Bell, Jr., Dover, FL. Ms. Patricia Edwards, Bran don, FL. Mr. Lemule Emanuel Hudley, tampa; Ms. Marvet Spann, Tampa. Elder Richard Walker, Tampa. WILSON FUNERAL HOlE Richard Lamar Lewis-Armstead, Tampa. Ms. Lue Vene Tapia, Tampa. Mr. Joseph Burden, Sr., Tampa. Ms. Lillie Belle Philon-Joyce, Tampa. IRS warned Father Savs Motel It Fault Process In Son's Drowning Could lead ST. PETERSBURG On to the deep end without anyTo Fraud Sunday, St. Petersburg Police one seeing him. reported that as-year-old boy A resident at the motel Four years ago, the Inspec tor General's Office warned the Internal Revenue that changes were necessary in the method tax refunds were being handled. However, the IRS didn't heed those warnings nor did it follow outlined recommendations. Now, criminals have used the debit cards as a means of bilking the federal government out of millions of dollars. Ear lier this month, two Florida cities, Tampa and Miami, first and second, respectively, on the list of the top five cities with the potential to file fraudulent tax refunds. The other cities were followed by Atlanta, Georgia, Detroit, Michigan, and Hous ton, Texas. As the federal government began m<>ving away from paper checks, the IRS began deposit ing refunds on the debit cards. Hundreds of people have be come victims of identity theft when criminals use their per sonal information to file fraud ulent income tax refund s The report released by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration estimated that the IRS has failed to stop more than $5 billion in fraudu lent refunds last year. Tampa had more than $460 million in fraudulent taxes filed and the possibility of more $21 billion could take place over the next five years unless preventative steps are taken. Another concern was that several refun ds can be down loaded to one debit card Sev eral refunds have also be traced to the same address. The debit card companies are working with officials to stop the fraud Last year more than $1. billion in suspected fraud was discovered and the funds returned to the IRS. had drowned at the Mosley saw Jadan at the bottom g Motel during a birthday party the deep end, and jumped in N Saturday night. to pull him out. Two ne en m z ::j z m r aJ c r r m ::j z ., c aJ This week it was revealed that Jim Lehrer, Bob Schi effer, Candy Crowley and Martha Raddatz would moderate the 2012 debates in the fall. This announcement was slammed by the National Association of Black Journal ists (NABJ) and the Joint Center for Political and Eco nomic Studies. tial debates in the past, is speaking out as well. ::::1: HANK WILUAMS JR. Even after his anti-Obama remarks cost him his long standing Monday Night Foot ball job, Hank Williams Jr. isn't finished viciously attack ing the president. During a recent concert, Williams Jr. went on a rant where he called Obama a Muslim, said he hated farms and the military and added, "we hate him. Vciters Registration-You hove Until Oct. 9th To Register To Vote Eorfy Voling for Generol EJedion Oct. 28 Nov. 3 Only 1 Wetlt. In Florido General Election Nov. 6 Representatives of the Spanish language network Univision have also expressed displeasure with the lack of debate moderator diversity. Now, reportedly a cele brated black journalist, who has moderated vice presiden-Auto "I was indeed disap2J pointed, PBS' Gwen Ifill told the New York Times, which reports that she is livid" about not being offered m < m a role as a moderator this year despite the fact that Lehrer had previously said he didn t want the job and she had ably filled the role during the 2004 and 2008 debates Tampa Fl 33610 813-374-9026 Open Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Or call for an Appointment Life ... -we can BJnd CowH'Ip lmmedtately tow Down Pr,ments Low Monthly Payments: -4 c m en C )> z c ., :a c

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0 Nationa Oldest Living-Tuskegee Suspects In Crime Spree Alleuedlv wanted To 'PuriiV' And 'Preserve' White Race g Airman Is Finallv Honored c en w ::llh!!J!!!J!!!!!!I .... Mr. Brew Graham, 97, Georgia's oldest Tuskegee Airman, and his wife Evelyn, are all smiles with Congressman David Scott after receiving a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the Tuskegee Airmen in 2007. GEORGIA -America's oldest Tuskegee airman has finally been honored seven decades after he fought in World War II. Brew Graham, 97, who lives in Riverdale, Georgia, has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, which is the highest military. decoration bestowed by the president in the name of Congress. Graham has remained under the radar for decades and he's been omitted from various recognitions, includ ing the 2007 Gold Medal> honoring ceremony of the C( Tuskegee Airmen, held by e then-President George w. ff: Bush. C That changed though, with z the release of Red Tails earli er this year, which prompted his wife to contact producers c for recognition of her ailing f3 husband's combat service. "My husband Brew Graham is a Tuskegee Airman with the 99th fighter w squadron and is believed to [ij be the oldest living one, He is 97 years old. No one has bother to get in touch with him. We live in Riverdale Ga. you have our e-mail address. He has a hearing problem so he does not talk on the phone (only in person) Why is he being ignored?" Mrs. Graham wrote to LucasFilms which released the hit film. In response, LucasFilms forwarded her email to mili tary officials and members of the Atlanta chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc., who verified that Mr. Graham was a documented original Tuskegee Airman, in active service during the daring period of the 99th deployment for overseas duty in April1943. This week, Graham received a three-inch bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal from Congressman David Scott, issued collectively to the Tuskegee Airmen five years ago by President Bush. It is the same replica presented to some 300 surviving Airmen who were present at the ceremony. The original medal remains permanently housed at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Mother, Grandmother Suspected In Chicago Infant's Homicide The Cook County, Chicago medical examiner's office ruled the death of a: three-week-old Emonie 0 Beasley-Brown a homi it cide after an autopsy revealed that she died of suffocation. Police arrived at the family's residence in the Englewood area of Chicago to investigate a report that Emonie's 14-year-old mother was missing. Upon their arrival, the police heard an infant's cry, but were not allowed to enter. It was determined that she co was being held in a crawl ..... w space as someone held a hand over her mouth for about 10 minutes to prevent her from crying, but her wails grew even louder. According to a preliminary police report, that per son then "placed both hands over her face and applied pressure for about 20 min utes." It wasn't until her nose began to bleed that someone exited the back of the home, entered into an alley and took the baby to a neighbor's house and 911 was called. The baby was unresponsive at the scene, and after being taken to Chicago Comer Children s Hospital in critical condition was pronounced dead at 10:35 p.m. Thursday night. FlrstladV Michelle Obama To See Sikh Shooting VicUms' Families FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA WASHINGTON Michelle Obama plans to go tq Milwaukee to meet with family members of those killed and injured in a Sikh temple shooting this month The White House says the first lady s visit Thursday is part of the administration s outreach to the Sikh commu nity after the Aug. 5 shooting. A gunman killed six people attending Sunday services before killing himself. The gunman was associated with white supremacists and neo Nazi groups. Investigators say they may never know for certain what prompted his attack. The first lady also plans to attend a campaign event PhiiiVCIP FataiiV Shot OFFICER MOSES WALKER, JR. PHILADELPHIA A police officer was shot to death blocks from his precinct house just after he finished his shift early Saturday in what authorities suspect was a street robbery Police announced rewards totaling $30,000 to help them make an arrest. Officer Moses Walker Jr., 40, was shot several times around 6 a.m. about four blocks from his station in north Philadelphia, police said. He wasn't wearing a uniform The 19-year-veter an, who was unmarried and had no children, was pronounced dead at a hospital in a city where on average nearly one person has been slain every day this year. Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Walker's death is a blow for a depart ment still mourning the loss of Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Brian Lorenzo, who was killed last month in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 95. PORTLAND, Ore. A young couple accused of killing four people in a mul tistate crime spree last fall have been indicted of federal racketeering charges alleging the rampage was part of a campaign to purify" and preserve" the white race the U .S. Attorney for Oregon said Friday. A federal grand jury handed up the indictment Thursday against David "Joey" Pedersen, 32, and Holly Ann Grigsby, 25 prosecutor Amanda Marshall said in a news release. Grigsby will be arraigned Monday in Seattle. Pedersen's arraignment in Portland hasn't been scheduled. They are charged in the killing, kidnapping and rob bery of four people last fall: Pedersen's father, David "Red" Pedersen, and stepmother, Leslie "DeeDee" Pedersen, on DAVID PEDERSEN And HOLLY GRIGSBY Sept. 26 in Everett, Wash.; Cody Myers, a 19-year-old from Oregon on Oct. 1; and Reginald Clark, 53, of Eureka, Calif., on Oct. 3 Clark was black and Grigsby allegedly told investigators that Myers, a Christian, was killed because his name sounded Jewish. The 24-page indictment charges that Pedersen and Grigsby were members of a criminal enterprise whose aim was to promote a white supremacist movement. PhiiiV Swim Club Awarded $1.1 Million CHILDREN WHO ATTENDED TIIE PHILLY SWIM CLUB A swim club in Philadelphia is a million dollars richer after winning their lawsuit claiming racial discrimination. The group, comprised of minority inner city youth, were barred from going to the Valley Swim Club in Huntington, Pa. back in 2009. The children, who belong to the Creative Steps Day Camp of Northeast Philly, paid Valley Swim Club $1,950 for the group to par ticipate in a weekly swim ming program. After visit ing the facility, some of the children complained that the White members were using racial slurs towards them, and asked why there were "s o many Balck chil dren" at the pool. A few days later, the club refunded the fee and told Creative Steps director, Althea Wright, that the children were not allowed to use the pool. Creative Steps is no longer in commission, but a minimum of $65,000 of their settlement will be set aside for a "Diversity Leadership Council ," with the Valle y Club.

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Crime Overnight Shooting leaves Four Men lniured JOE FUSSELL ... Recovering from gunshot injuries Four young men were injured during a shooting in East Tampa. The shooting took place during an unsanctioned block party Sunday night According to police, the shooting happened shortly before 9 p.m., Sunday night at the intersection of N. 17th Street and E. 24th Avenue. Police said a fight started which resulted in shots being fired. Police said details pertaining to the shooting are sketchy because the victims are not being cooperative. However, the victims were identified as Terrico C. KENNETH ROYAL ... Released from hospital Newson, 21; Kenneth Royal, 22; Joe Fussell, 23; and 17-year-old Jeremiah Hobbs. Police said all four were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Royal has been released. The other three victims are in critical, but stable condition The investigation into the shooting is continuing. Police said this incident does not appear to be a random act of violence Detectives are asking anyone with any information about the shooting to contact the Tampa Police Department at (813) 231-6130. Special Operation Results In 16 Prostitution Arrests TIERA FSSENCE COUUER DONALDSON As the city prepares for the Republican National Convention, local law enforcement agencies have been busy making sure visi tors to the area are safe. The Tampa Police Department began "Operation Keep It Clean" last Thursday and it resulted in 16 prostitution arrests. Officers will monitor adult establishments throughout the RNC and afterwards. According to police, 12 adult themed businesses were targeted with the main focus on prostitution and humans ex trafficking of minors. Some cases expanded into illegal drug violations. Arrested in the operation DANITA WILSON were: MELANIE MENDEZ Tiera Collier, 24; Leslie Ann Herin, 61; Dana Molina, 31; Dolores Marquetti, 25; Jillian McBreen, 27; Andrea Forstardi, 33; Rachelle Boyne, 22; Dallas Boswell, 18; Zuleyka Serrana, 24; Kori Hamilton, 29; Victoria Esmerelda, 19; Melanie Mendez, 19; Essence Donaldson, 22; Kimberly Lyons, 45; Xiomara Ortiz, 25, and Danita Wilson, 24. Allt6 arrests were for offer ing to commit prostitution, and they occurred at the Alibi Lounge, Skin Tampa, the Emperor Club, Scarlet's, and the Play Pen. UNCLE SANDY ... Reach with your heart 4, 9, 14, 19 instead of your hand 22, 25 29, 33 receive with your hand 35, 39, 41, 44 and give thanks from your heart 48, so, 54, 59 Bank Robber Arrested DONALD BRYANT Tampa Police officers arrested a man they said robbed a local bank Friday. At 4:57 p. m., police said a man entered the BB&T Bank 4144 Norlh Armenia and approached a teller. He handed the teller a note demanding money, and implied he was armed. The suspect took the money and fled on foot. Patrol units arrived on the scene and were given a description of the suspect. A man fitting the descrip tion of the suspect was seen inside the McDonald's Restaurant at Tampa Bay Boulevard and Armenia. With the assistance of patrol units, Donald Bryant, 53, was arrested on a charge of armed robbery, and is in jail with a bond of $150,000. Teenager Charged With Murder SAMUEL SWEET WINTER HAVEN -Winter Haven Police have charged an 18-year-old man with first-degree murder. Late Thursday, a jury issued an indictment in the murder of popular Orlando musician, Ralph Ameduri, Jr. Samuel Sweet, Jr. was arrested and charged with first degree murder, attempted armed robbery with a firearm and tampering with physical evidence. On September 10, 2011 at 1 a m., police were called to Jessie 's Bar, 118 3rd Street, and found a man shot. The shooting occurred in the alley /parking area in the back of the bar. Ameduri, was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The invest igation revealed that a Black male armed with a handgun tried to rob several people who were gathered in the area Sweet allegedly fired one shot striking Ameduri in the head Sweet is being held with out bond. 'Senner Bandif Sentenced To 32 Years In Prison en c )> c: C) c: en A man known as the "Seffner Bandit" was sentenced to several years in prison last week. He was also ordered to complete a four year term of supervision after his release and pay restitu tion to several victims District Judge Susan C. Bucklew sentenced Andre King, 33, to 32 years in fed eral prison. King entered a guilty plea to several armed robberies on April 27th. According to court testimo ny and evidence, King entered the Mobil Gas Station, 2510 Highway 6o, in Valrico on July 10, 2010. He allegedly pointed a firearm at the store manager. King then took approximately $6oo from the store drawers. He is alleged to have unsuccessfully attempted to force the man ager to open the safe. Several months later, on September 25, 2011, King entered a Mobil Gas Station at 3185 Dover Road, in Dover. He allegedly pointed a firearm at the clerk and fled ANDRE KING Gets 32 Years in Federal Prison the scene with $2,500 in cash. King, who reportedly wore a bandana and gloves had been given the name of the "Seffner Bandit." King was also connected to several similar armed robberies in Hillsborough 0 County between January :!! 2010 and October 2011. He g was arrested December 14, en 2011. m He was charged with more than fifteen counts of armed z robbery. J!! SuspeciSOUUhl In Shooting m c: !!I z "0 c: Tampa Police are looking for a suspect in a Saturday shooting that left another man in critical condition. 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