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Celebrating 68 Years In The Tampa Bay Area ct c a: 0 ....1 LL. SEE PAGE 23-A VOL. 68 NO. 38 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012 52 PAGES 75 SEE SECTION 8 Senral Well-Known Tampans Pass Over Holidav SEE PAGES 7-A & 8-A Gun control 1esOrNo'ls The Questionil SEE PAGE 4-A GROUID BROKEN FOR COMPLEX NAMED FOR MRS. ESSIE MAE REED The family of Mrs. Essie Mae Reed was oveijoyed last week when ground was broken for the Reed at Encore apartment complex. Officials of the U. S. Department ofHUD, Tampa Housing Authority, and City of Tampa joined members of the Reed family to break ground in the third building of the Encore Project. From left to right are: THA Commissioner, M.G. "Manny" Alvarez, Jr.; Bank of America Tampa Bay Market President, Bill Goede; Bank of America CDC Washington, Maurice Perry; THA Sr. Vice President/CFO Andrew Libby; THA Commissioner, James Cloar; THA Sr. Vice President/COO, Leroy Moore; THA Board of Commissioners Chair, Hazel Harvey; THA President/CEO, Jerome Ryans; Reed family member, Shakina Blunt; THA Commissioner, Billi Johnson-Griffin, Reed family member, Shelia Palmore {daughter); from the office ofU. S. Representative Kathy Castor, Chloe Coney; THA Commissioner Rubin Padgett; City ofTampa Council member, Yvonne 'Yoli' Capin, District 3 at-large; Bethel A.M. E. Church, Reverend Beverly Lane, Pastor; City of Tampa Council member, Frank Reddick, District s; Florida House of Representatives, Representative Betty Reed; and U.S. Department ofHUD, Tampa Office, Rosemary Gadsden, Community Builder. {Photograph by Lomax Mcin tyre)


Features Longshoremen's Contract Mav Expire Saturdav Q lL Q One of the largest Black unions located in Tampa, > founded by Perry Harvey, Sr.,-Local1402, of which U) James Harrell is presi dent, is contemplating its tnext move as negotiations continue between the W International Longshore [ij men's Association (ILA) and Q the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX). U) Governor Rick Scott has asked President ::l Barack Obama to invoke D. the Taft-Hartley Act to pre vent a possible work stopw page. j Locally, Harrell said he is thankful the shutdown will _. not affect all portions of port W work. "It mainly includes z i= z w U) c( e Service SUpport Help from the beglnl*1g to the end. Splnallnjui'les Neck Pain Back Pain Hlp Pain Leg Pain JAMES HARRELL .. President, Local1402 ILA container ships that we nor mally do on Sundays. That means that after midnight Saturday, my men will not be able to work that ship," he explained. He's hoping that there is a resolution before the weekend, or that there's an extension while the negotiations continue. Harrell recalls that back in the 1970s, there was a work stoppage that lasted three months. The work stoppage was eventually halted after the Taft-Hartley Act was invoked, he said. "It was devastating for a lot of people at that time. I hope they get this resolved so that my men don' t start to panic." Harrell added that the largest provider of jobs for Local 1402 ILA is the cruise ships. The Florida Law States That You May Be Entitled To $1 0,000 For Loss Wages And Medical care Transportation Available Auto Repair Body Shop Medical care Provided SDeclallzlng In: ar Accidents Pedestrian Incidents Mobqde 1.ccldenta Truck Accidents Sip and F.als Blc:yd4p Bus be victimized twice an accident that wasn't your fault"' Call Michelle B. Pattv Local: 813-495-3702 Toll Free 1-866-352-4200 Go To YouTube and punch The Patty Shuffle Available 24 Hours A I 7 Days-A Week Mlchel.le B Inc. Missing Man Found In River A 77-year-old man whose family reported him missing last Thursday, was sadly found Sunday in the Hillsborough River between the Columbus Drive and North Boulevard bridges. Richard Law's body was found after a dive team had been searching the Hillsborough River for three days. Law was supposed to go on a cruise with his wife, police said, and his wallet and car were still at his home when he was reported RICHARD LAW missing. Police said they have ruled Law's death a suicide. CORRECTION In Friday's paper, the Sentinel published a photograph of Ms. lesha Jordan being arrested in connection with income tax fraud. The Ms. Jordan whose picture appeared in the paper contacted the Sentinel. Ms. Jordan said the person arrested is not her and she has nothing to do with any income tax fraud. The Sentinel apologizes for the inconvenience the MS. IESHIA JORDAN error may have caused Ms. Jordan. 221-1800 1461 Ta10pa Park Plaza @ Nebraska Ave. & scon St. The hmng of a 1aw 1er 1S an .mportJnt dec1s1on that should not be based sole'y upon advertisements Before you dec1de ask us to sene 1ou FREE mformat1on about quailf1cat1ons and


Features c Focus Group To Discuss Healthcare Concerns 01 Communitv Councilman, Commissioner Talk About Plans For, 2013 !< c m 0 m s:: m m ::::u N Tampa General Hospital's American Marketing Resources is seating a focus group to discuss the top healthcare concerns of the community. Dawn Dominici of American Marketing Resources said she's particu larly interest in talking with people who are uninsured or under insured. "As part of the focus group, I want to get people from impacted communities to I can better identify the people who need the help the most. I feel through their community involvement, community leaders would be the best candidates to be a part of this group." Dominici said she wants people who will lend their voices on the important subject of healthcare to be on the focus group. "Each discussion will be -comprised of 8-to-12 community members and the meeting will take 2 hours. "At the end of the session, each will be rewarded as a thank you for their time and input." Dominici said space is limited, so anyone interested in being a part of this focus group should contact her immediately to see if they qualify. An agenda has been set that calls for African American community members on January 14th from 6:30 p. m. until 8:30 p. m.; Patents of school aged chil dren on January 7th from 6 p. m. until 8 p. m., and senior citizens on January 8th from 2 p. m. until 4 p. m. Anyone interested can reach Dawn Dominici at (813) 758-3867, or email dominiciamr@hotmail.com. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter For elected officials, both. locally and nationally, 2012 was a year full of ups and downs. President Barack Obama was re-elected, and now the entire country is gear ing up for a new year with new expectations. Two area elected officials were asked what they hope to get accomplished in 2013. County Commissioner Les Miller: "In 2013, I want to continue to work on an ordi nance to get synthetic drugs out of stores. There have been some roadblocks, because the dealers of these products change the ingredients and make it tough to completely ban them. We've tried different strategies, and we also must establish penalties for the vio lators. The mom and pop stores are the main distribu tors of these products. "Also, in Progress Village, flooding remains a problem, and we must find a way to alle viate that problem as well as provide clean water to the residents of Palm River. The water, which comes from wells, is contaminated and just not healthy." Commissioner Miller said LEXUS OF TFimPFI BFIY 5852 Dale Mabry H9wtaY-North Dale Mabry 2 miles north of Raymond .James Stid.m 888-201-7031 LexusoflampaBay.com SALES HOURS: HQI\0\Y -FRD\Ya30N1-8PMSATURn\Y8:30AH-6PHSUNlt\Y12PH-5PM SERVICE HOURS: HQI\0\Y -FRD\Y7-.9MM-7PM SA'Il.IDAYSAM5PH SlN>.\YllAH-4PH COMMISSIONER LES MilLER he also wants to sit down with members of the Black Caucus and other Black officials to see what is needed to improve the districts. "Several of our districts over lap, and I think we must work together to bring life to the needs of residents in those areas. "We haven't done it yet, and as a Black Caucus, we need to get it done, especially in those areas where critical interven tion is needed the most." Councilman Frank Reddick: "First, I hope the Lord will give me the strength, wisdom, and health to contin ue to provide my constituents with the help they need. I want to also continue my policy of being accessible to my constituents, and always listen to their concerns. "I'd like to be a better COUNCILMAN FRANK REDDICK Councilman and not allow myself to be distracted by negative with negative thoughts." Councilman Reddick said what he'd like to accomplish in 2013 is the completion of reno vations to the pool at Williams Park, and the incorporation of the businesses and residents of West Tampa into that areas !R N C) N redevelopment plan. .;!! "I'd like to see more commu0 nities get much needed side::::U walks and improved street 6 lighting, and the cameras pur)llo chased for the RNC be used in high-crime areas and area's where illegal dumping occurs the most. "I also want to see the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park issue be resolved and the outcome be beneficial to the community as a whole." z m r m c: r r z "'0 c: m r c;; :::1: m c m < m -4 c: m rn c ,.. z c ::::u 6


0 inions tiS C\1 a: w Ill ::::!: w (.) w Headen Share Opinions About Gun Control BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On December 14th, 20 year old Adam Lanza first shot Q and killed his mother. Then he il: went to Sandy Hook ElemenLL tary School, where his mother Q a: LL Q z c( Q en w ;::) .... ti w G:i Q w :J: en ::::i Ill ;::) D. z tii ...1 ...1 ;::) Ill ...1 w z i= z w en c( Q a: 0 ...1 LL taught school. Lanza broke into the school and in the aftermath of his rage killed 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and 6 adminis trators and teachers. He also ended his own life. President Barack Obama cried during a press conference after learning about the shooting. He also vowed to investigate gun con trol. The horror of the shooting has revived the call for gun control in this country. Some readers shared their opinions about it. Dr. Samuel Wright said, "There are far too many sense less killings. I support every initiative of our president!" Howard Harris said, "I lived most of my 78 years in segregated neighborhoods in cluding Roxbury in Boston, Tampa's College Hill Housing Project and New York City's Harlem. Statistically these HOWARD HARRIS areas were high crime areas. "Yet, I knew personally only one individual who was wounded with a gun. He was shot breaking into a business when I was in high schOol. I personally do not know any one killed with a gun and knew only one individual who was murdered by another means. "Based on street crime sta tistics, we African Americans should be quaking in our boots. Yet, only 21% of us own guns. On the other hand, Whites have a far lesser chance of being the victim of street crime or home invasion. However, 47% of them put their families at risk by owning guns. "The news media reports many more cases of murder suicide and other family neighbor related shootings than it does of shootings of home invaders. "Thank goodness, the tragedy of Newtown is causing sane discussions about guns, such as limiting bullet maga zine capacity, etc. History tells us that sooner or later, Ameri cans will get it right. America abolished slavery, gave Consti tutional rights to Blacks, labor, women, and recently to gays, and landed men on the moon. Someday, somehow, Ameri cans will stop the carnage caused by the interpretation of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution." Attorney Roderick Ford said, "The gun control problem lies in a conflict be tween (1) the First Amend ment of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right to bear arms, and (2) the funda mental objective of govern ment, which is to protect the life, liberty and property of ci tizens. And so, I think that a balance has to be struck in favor of reasonable limitations on the purchasing of guns, particularly, military-assault like weapons. In addition, we have got to find ways to teach civic virtue, ethics, and charac ter, without emphasizing reli gious dogma, in our private and public school systems. "We need to bring together the best Constitutional lawyers, Theologians and political theorists in order to fi gure out how best to construct a secular society that is deeply rooted in a "universal moral ity" that respects life." Maurice Kemp said, "Despite guns being the weapon of choice and the lead ing cause of homicides (the MAURICE KEMP FBI reported 67 percent of homicide were caused by guns in 2010 ), I do not favor gun control as a principle means to control the growing violence in our American society. In other words, the growing violence in our American community is not the result of the number of additional guns being manu factured, distributed and sold. "The growing violence is the results of the growing dis regard for human life and well-being or simply stated, criminal-mindedness. And, this disregard is the result the law of large numbers and too many highly impression able people being exposed to violent homes, violent neigh borhoods and just as impor tantly, violent popular mass media television, cinema, radio, etc. "In essence, guns do not kill people, people do. As for criminal-minded people, they do not tend to follow new laws, even those designed to control guns, any more than old laws, those that currently make pos session of a firearm as a felon illegal. "For the people that gener ally follow the law, intent on committing a violent act in the heat of the moment, they will switch to the next most con venient means of harming the next in the absence of having a gun. Bottom line is, human life is precious and we need to promote its value far more often than we do presently." Danny Green said, "Yes, I support gun control. I just think there is no reason for people to be able to own high powered guns and rifles. That type of weaponry should be re served for military personnel only. "However, I do support homeowners owning a hand gun and hunting rifles." Ms. Pat Spencer said, "With the way the world is going, we need gun control. It is true that 'guns do not kill people, people kill people.' However, without the guns, or the bullets, people will have to think more than they do now before killing. Having protec tion is not bad, but the mur ders that are committed are mostly not for protection, but MS. PAT SPENCER the action of sick minds. "Gun control will not erase all killing, but I am sure the number of killings will be less ened." Ms. Ann Jenkins said, "I am totally for Gun Control be cause too many of the wrong people are getting their hands on guns and using them the wrong way. "I know that the rich are against gun control because right now it is not effecting their families. They want to continue to go out and hunt wild life, not realizing that the same guns that they are al lowed to buy and have for their enjoyment, our kids are being attacked with by people who have those same rights to pur chase the same guns. "The stores that sales these guns should have a much stricter policy and procedure on guns, make sure that they are registered, make sure offi cials know who have these guns, and question them as to why they purchased them." Ed Racker said, "Gun control is too broad of a sub ject; we need to think of effec tive background checks and gun registration, and re ducing the size of the clips. We also need to address violence in general; the breakdown of the family unit and violent video games and music that suggests violence and vulgarity! "Being a free an d open so ciety is nice until it gets out of control and our morals, behav ior, values and respect for au thority are all out of whack! Leave the guns alone; maybe all of the violent people will kill each other off! Seriously, banning guns would have no immediate effect since there are enough guns floating around to last every man, woman and child for at least 100 years! "The right to bare arms Amendment was written for a different time and very different circumstances and is no longer necessary! We have the National Guard, the Reserves and effective local, state and national police forces for pro tection, the militia the 2nd Amendment refers to is no longer necessary and is in fact, illegal!"


., mns FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN (USPS 202-140) 2207 21st Avenue, Tampa Florida 33605 (813) 248 Published Every Tuesday and Friday By FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co., Member of National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To: Florida Sentinel Bulletin, P.O. Box 3363 Tampa, FL 33601 Periodical Postage Paid At Tampa, FL C. Bly1he Andrews 1901-19n (1945) C. Bly1he Andrews, Jr. 1930.2010 (19n) S. KAY ANDREWS, PUBLISHER C. BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill, PRESIDENT/CONTROLLER ALLISON WELLS.CLEBERT, CFO GWEN HAYES, EDITOR IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDITOR BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERTISING DIRECTOR HAROLD ADAMS, CIRCULATION MANAGER TOYNETTA COBB, PRODUCTION MANAGER LAVORA EDWARDS, CLASSIFIED MANAGER Subscrlptlons$44.D0-6 Months Both Editions: $87.GO-Per Year Both Editions. Opinions expreaaed on editorial pages of this newspaper by Columnlats or Guest Writers, do not rMc:esaartly reflect the edltortsl atsnce of The Florida Sentinel Bulletin or the Publisher. I How To Malle New Year's New I We wish our readers a Happy New Year. And we sincerely hope, as you begin 2013, you leave the old you behind. As New Year's draws near, behavior addicts become more visible. Indeed, they mean well with their reso lutions -to stop drinking, to go back to school, to quit beating their children, or being control freaks at home -but unfortunately, they enjoy the pain they bring. So, as Bobby Blue Bland woul4 say, "they're in a world of confusion." Therefore the following is what we recommend. As the New Year approaches, promise yourself to be hon est with yourself. Start there, and work your way out. And as you pack your bags to go on this fascinating journey, remember: Take nothing you don't need. I Clift Hanger: A Fool's Game I T he great Western movie hero Tom Mix is no doubt, squirming in his grave. Mix is the one whose silent _cowboy movies made famous the concept of"cliff-hanging," which caused. matinee audiences to spend hard-earned nickels to see whether the hero saved the heroine in the next film installment. That was when so-called "cliff-hanging" was worth the word. By now, however, all of America has grown sick to death by a cunning twist of a traditional phrase. Thanks to so-called Conservative Republicans on Capi tol Hill (who seem to care more about 3 million mil lionaires than they care about 312 million middle class and poor Americans), the term "cliff-hanging" has be come a bully-word with a clout shattering enough to send our economy back into the Stone Age. Indeed, one would think that there are more mil lionaire voters than there are poor and middle class voters. However, in 2010, 3.1 million Americans were millionaires and 40,000 American millionaires were worth more than $30 million apiece. Tip that scale with a total population of 300 million other Americans, most of whom have never seen $1oo,ooo.oo in a lump sum. Consequently, if President Obama cannot convince Conservatives to compromise on tax increases for mil lionaires, our society may face dark days and soup lines. Or maybe, what Tom Mix made famous will rise again, as a new Western hero saves the day. Right now, I would say that when it comes to the gun debate that has dom inated the headlines since the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, I'm torn. On one hand, I can see the need to keep firearms out of the hands of inaniacs who only mean to bring to the masses. But, I'm also op posed to knee-jerk reactions that could lead to infringe ments on individual liberties and freedoms Both arguments are valid. Is there a practical use for a fully automatic Ak:-47 ma chine gun with an extended clip that can hold one hun dred rounds? Probably not. But, the same could be said about cars that have the capacity to travel at over 250 mph. Yet people have the right to own them as well. There is i:lo doubt that something is seriously wrong with our society. Continu ously hearing stories about deranged individuals going out and committing horrific acts isn't normal. But, to me, that points more to an issue with mental health than any thing else. Banning certain types of weapons or censuring violent movies and video games isU:t going to stop the next delu sional person from wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting population. Psychopaths have been causing massive casualties since Nero burned down Rome. And if history serves me correctly, neither Charles Manson nor Ted Bundy used assault rifles or played Call of Duty on Playstations either. J< Regardless of what laws c are passed, crazy people are going to find a way to carry m out their malicious deeds. i!5 Trying to stem this tide of vi!:a olence by using the same N tired ideas that come up every time one of these ...... events occurs makes about as N much sense as attempting to take on a tsunami with a wetvac. I don't think anyone has a real solution. I know I don't. But, if a person feels more comfortable owning a bazooka than someone else who may feel just as safe with a house cat, with the way things are going on now, I can't see how anyone could blame him. Anyone wanting to con tact Clarence Barr can reach him at: Clarence Barr, II, 43110-018; P. 0. Box 7007; Marianna, FL 32447-7007. Reality On Ice is by the Florida Sentinel Bulletin Publish0 c )> ing Company. anyone to know what thoughts and motives an indi vidual is harvesting? (/) m z ::! z m ,... m c: rrz No Controlling lnsanitv There are far too many is sues to tackle when it comes to gun control and preven tion. The black market sale of guns and ammunition is a problem within itself. Gang violence, drugs, and now with the recent shooting ram pages; as well as others that have taken place throughout history, the person(s) behind the trigger always seem to have a dark past, some sort of mental health issues that were looming since child hood. 'V c: m ,... I clearly understand the need for gun control. I also clearly understand the President's plea for due dili gence of this matter, espe cially since what has taken place in Connecticut. But what I don't under stand is why it has taken so long to want to enforce this issue. It has been addressed on many occasions, but no real measures have been put into place. Children and adults die every day at the hands of some raving lunatic who feels powerful hiding behind a trig ger And as tragic as the Con necticut incident was, you have the state of Florida and the NRA (National Rifle Asso ciation) recently applauding the fact that it has reached the one millionth mark of con cealed weapons permits. So what can really be done? After all, the guns that the gunman in the Connecti cut school shooting used were all registered. As a matter of fact, they were not registered to him, but to his mother. How do you prevent this type of situation from occurring again and again? In Florida, if you are 18 years of age and can pass a criminal background check, you can obtain a concealed weapons permit There are no competency screenings, no mental health evaluations. No one is looking into a per son's childhood or asking questions about this individ ual. No, that would be too costly and too time-consum ing for a State to do that. So, I will ask the question again: how do you prevent this from happening? How is When making statements about getting a handle on gun control, these are things that need to be dealt with first. c;; :r: m c m < m -t c: m (/) c There is an answer at the root )> of all violence, but how will(5 ing is our government to find ., out what that is. :!! If they don't do this, they C will need to become mind readers to prevent a madman with a gun from conducting any more heinous acts. Because it's not the guns that need to be controlled; it's the individual and their insanity. Reach Chambee Smith at www.cbambee-smith.com; Thursday, .lanuarv 3rd (Friday Edltton) All COpy Needs To Be In 1 Week In Ac:tvance 0111ce Will ae Closed New eve a New Years


President Obama tiS. N a: w m :::E w (.) w c President Obama Cut vacation Short To Deal With Fiscal Cliff >:' iCC c a: I.L President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to visit with members of the military and their families in Anderson Hall at Marine Corp Base Hawaii, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. c if c z c c 13 i!i: w HONOLULU -President Barack Obama cut short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii to leave for Washington on Wednesday evening as he and lawmakers consider how to prevent the economy from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. Pres. Obama arrived in Washington early Thursday, the White House said. First Lady Michelle Obama and the couple's two daughters re mained in Hawaii. In the past, the president's end-of-the-year holiday in his native state had stretched into the new year. The first family had left Washington last Friday night. Automatic budget cuts and tax increases are set to begin in January, which many econ omists say could send the country back into recession. So far, the president and con greSsional Republicans have been unable to reach agree ment on any alternatives. i:i c w ::1: en ::i m ::,) On Fiscal Clift,' tlo Deal In Sight z ..1 WASHINGTON Law makers are engaged in a playground game of "who goes first," daring each polit ical party to let the year end without resolving a Jan. 1 confluence of higher taxes and deep spending cuts that could rattle a recovering, but-still-fragile economy. ::,) m ..1 w z t= z w en

Local West Tampa Business owner Hurt Bv Burularv BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Since he first founded the West Tampa Cultural Society, Huey Johnson's dream was to empower the people of West Tampa by not just offer ing them employment oppor tunities, but a chance to operate their own business. Johnson said he's sure whoever did this is he's probably served at his store. "It's hard for me to believe that things have .gotten so bad, we've started hurting Black owned businesses. It just seems nobody cares anymore, and they can't seem to understand they are hurting them selves. Johnson, who grew up West Tampa, saw the area de. dining through the years, and was determined to keep the interest in Black-owned busi. nesses alive. HUEY JOHNSON "It's important for Black owned businesses to survive in West Tampa, because if they don't, the same thing that happened on Central Avenue will happen on Main Street." On Sunday night, Johnson closed his small store at 1714 Main Street around 8 p. m. just don't understand what people expect anymore." According to Tampa Po_ lice, the stolen items were listed as two laptop comput ers, almost $8oo in tobacco products, and $100 in cur rency. "I shut everything down and was looking forward to just kicking back and spend ing time with my family. I just thought I'd just come in Mon day, open for a few hours, then shut down for the holidays." Johnson said his plans are to reopen as soon as possi ble, but first he has to clean up his problems with the city's Code Enforcement Division. "I have a meeting planned for next week with Code En forcement, but after this, I don't see a need to even go. Johnson said he feels there's no need in asking any one if saw anything, or can vassing the neighborhood to see if someone is selling the stolen items. What Johnson discov ered when he arrived at his business Monday was that it had been burglarized, and everything inside his little store was gone. "Whoever did this, took their time cutting through the burglar bars covering the front window, said Johnson. "This really hurts, because I was trying to help my people, and this is the thanks I get. I "I was in the process of try ing to create fundraisers to get a pharmacy in the area, be cause I thought that was something the people really needed. But now, I'm just dis gusted and don't know exactly what my next move will be. I will reopen, but I'm not sure it will be at this location. I own the property where my busi ness is located, so there will be something there." "Whoever did this is being protected by someone. A lot of people around here know who did this, but they will never tell. That's a shame, because they are protecting a criminal, and they are protecting a criminal that may have ruined one of the few remaining Black-owned businesses on Main Street. FYI Social Securitv lists New Compassionate Allowances Conditio.ns Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of So cial Security, recently announced 35 addi tional Compassionate Allowances conditions are in effect, bringing the total number of con ditions in the expedited disability process to 200. Compassionate Allowances are a way to quickly identify diseases and other medical conditions that, by definition, meet Social Se curity's standards for disability benefits. The program fast-tracks disability deci sions to ensure that Americans with the most serious disabilities receive their benefit deci sions within days instead of months or years. These conditions primarily include certain cancers, adult brain disorders, and a number of rare disorders that affect children. By definition, these conditions are so se vere that Social Security does not need to fully develop the applicant's work history to make a decision. As a result, Social Security elimi nated this part of the application process for people who have a condition on the list. Social Security has held seven public hear ings and worked with experts to develop the list of Compassionate Allowances conditions. The hearings also have helped the agency identify ways to improve the disability process for applicants with Compassionate Allowances conditions. For more information on the ate Allowances initiative, visit www.socialsecurity.gov /compassionateallowances. The new Compassionate Allowances Con ditions are: Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Adult Onset Huntington Disease, Allan-Hern don-Dudley Syndrome, Alveolar Soft Part Sar coma, Aplastic Anemia, Beta Thalassemia Major, Bilateral Optic Atrophy Infantile, Caudal Regression Syndrome Types III and IV, Child T -Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, and Congenital Lymphedema. Other conditions include: DeSanctis Cac chione Syndrome, Dravet Syndrome, En dometrial Stromal Sarcoma, Erdheim Chester Disease, Fatal Familial Insomnia, Fryns Syn drome, Fulminant Giant Cell Myocarditis, He patopulmonary Syndrome, Hepatorenal Syndrome, and Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome. Leiomyosarcoma, Malignant Gastrointesti nal Stromal Tumor, Malignant Germ Cell Tumor, MECP 2 Duplication Syndrome, Menkes Disease Classic or Infantile Onset Form, NFU-1 Mitochondrial Disease, Non Ketotic Hyperglcinemia, Peritoneal Mucinous Carcinomatosis, PhelanMcDermid Syn drome, Retinopathy of Prematurity Stage V, Roberts Syndrome, Severe Combined Immun odeficiency Childhood, Sinonasal Cancer, Transplant Coronary Artery Vasculopathy, and Usher Syndrome Type I are also in cluded on the list. Cancer Claims lite 01 Member 01 Popular West Tampa FamiiJ BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Christmas Day, a member of a popular West Tampa family lost his battle with cancer. Wilbert Wilds was 69 years old. According to his brother, Bobby Wilds,-Mr. Wilds had been hospitalized for several weeks. He passed at Florida Cancer Center. MR. WILBERT WILDS 11/16/1943 to 12/25/2012 c m 0 m s:: aJ m :II N 5I' N 0 ..... N Mr. Wilds was the fourth child and fourth of 12 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Jetie (Minnie) B. Wilds, Sr. The family worshipped at Tyer's Temple United Methodists Church. A Tampa native, Mr. Wilds attended the public schools of Hillsborough County. After graduating from Blake High School, he entered Fort Valley State Uni versity. County Parks and Recreation Department. Mr. Wilds retired from the Hillsborough 0 County Public Defender's Of-:!! flee as an Investigator, his g brother said. en The father of three chil-m z dren, Mr. Wilds enjoyed ::::! After college, Mr. Wilds became involved in several careers that ranged from teaching school to coaching football. He worked as an em ployee of both the Hillsborough County and Sarasota coaching football and workZ m ing with children. rFuneral services for Mr. aJ Wilds were incomplete at ? press time. r Aikens Funeral Home is !!l in charge of handling Z arrangements. 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e lincoln Gardens Pioneer w Dies Following Illness 0 w c >-' ic( c a: I.L BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor A longtime resident and community activist of the Carver City and Lincoln Gar dens community has died. Mrs. Hazel Wynn Bozemanwas87. Mrs. Bozeman passed on Christmas Eve, December 24th, in Port Charlotte, Florida, A Tampa native, Mrs. Bozeman was born on August 27, 1925, to Woodrow and Zelia Wynn. She began school in and graduated from high school in Monticello, Florida. After graduation, she met and married Joseph Bozeman. The couple settled in Tampa; became the parents of 3 daughters and a son, and were married for 67 years. C As a resident of the Carver iE City and the Lincoln Gardens C area, Mrs. Bozeman inZ volved herself in several ac e( tivities. She was a member of the Tampa Urban League for 5J more than 30 years. W She was one of the early organizers of the Lincoln Gardens Progressive Associw ation, a devoted member who > served in various capacities; a member of the Car\rer City w Homeowners Association; various Parent Teachers As :::::i sociations and numerous women's groups, such as the Q. "Chat and Chew", Pine Street Z Ladies, and the Senior Citi lij zens group, her daughter, ....1 Mrs. Gwendolyn Bates, S said. al In later years, Mrs. ...I Bozeman served more than w z i= z w en c( c a: 0 ...I I.L MRS. HAZEL W:BOZEMAN 8/27/25 to 12/24/12 10 years as a Girl Scout Brownie leader. When time allowed, she also enjoyed playing pokeno, gardening, and traveling to visit her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Spiritually, Mrs. Bozeman became a faithful mem ber of Bethel A. M E. Church as a young woman and re mained active in the church for more than so years. Mrs. Bozeman served as President of Choir #2 for many years, most recently as a member of the combined choir, was President of the Missionary Society for many years. Illness prevented her from continuing in those ca pacities. Funeral services for Mrs. Bozeman Will be held on Saturday, December 29, at n:oo a.m., at Bethel AME Church, soo Cumberland Drive. Reverend Beverly Lane, pastor, Will officiate. Ray Williams Funeral Home is in charge of han dling arrangements. GreQter Friendship Church 3325 Emma St Tampa, FL 3361 o January 1, 2013 10:00 a.m. (Pastors & Mlnlstsrs are asksd tO ooms at 9:30 a.m. to pattlc/pate In March, plsasa) Pastor M adlson Murray For Information Call (813) 770-2424 Prominent Tampa Anornev DiesAt&1 ATTORNEY BILL McBRIDE A prominent Tampa attor ney died suddenly last week end while visiting his Wife's family. He was 67 years old. -Attorney Bill McBride is credited With shaping the Holland & Knight law firm into one of the largest in the country. He also led an unsuc cessful campaign for the gov ernor's office against Jeb Bush in 2002. Attorney McBride was married to Alex Sink, former Chief Financial Officer for the State of Florida. He was also the father of two children. In 2003, Attorney McBride became a partner in the law firm of Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride. He was still practicing law at the time of his death. A memorial service Will be held for Attorney McBride on Friday at the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church. Sports Enthusiasts Nat Green Passes At96 Longevity seems to reign in the family of Nathaniel (Nat) G. Green. He passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the age of 96. He had been ailing for several months. Green has a younger brother, 82, sister, 78, both in California, and a younger sister, 95, in Tampa. Green was a sports en thusiast and could often be seen around town in conver sation about sporting event, even wearing the parapher nalia of several sporting teams. Having received his edu cation at Middleton High School, Green loved the Tigers of Middleton High School. His 1940 basketball team won the first State Championship for Middleton. The Winning game was played in the gymnasium on the campus of Florida A&M University, where he later earned a scholarship for his athletic ability. After 2 years at college, he spent 4 years in the armed services and met longtime friend (Tampan) John Cusseaux. Upon his return to Tampa he married longtime girl friend, Wilma Stanley. NATHANIEL GIRARD GREEN They were married 6o years before she passed in 2006. One daughter, Pattrese, was born to this marriage. She died in a fatal car crash on Christmas Day, 1995. Green retired from Tampa Electric Co. after 35 years in mechanical mainte nance. A member of New Mt. Zion MB Church since 1938, he was a member of several of the church's organizations, and for more than 30 years, served as custodian/security for the church. Funeral services for Green Will be held on Satur day, December 29, 2012, 2 p. m. at New Mt. Zion M. B. Church. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrange ments. (See funeral notice)


State News Death 01 Teenager Drew Attention To stand Your Ground' law BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Earlier this year, the sound of the gunshot that claimed the life of a teenager resonated around the world. It drew worldwide attention to a little town in Florida and the questionable death by a man who disobeyed instruc tions from law enforcement officials. George Zimmerman, 28, is currently awaiting trial and claiming self-de fense in the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin. Martin Had Tampa Ties Martin's grandmother, Mrs. Marian Spotford Evans is a Tampa native. His great grandmother is the late Mrs. Audrey Spotford. Mrs. Carolyn Williams, who also resides in Tampa, was his cousin. Following his death, thou sands of people poured into Sanford in protesting the shooting, along with allega tions of racism. Shortly after 7 p.m., on February 26th, Martin was TRAYVON MARTIN (2/2/1995 to 2j26j2012) And GEORGE ZIMMERMAN His parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton held two press conferences in Tampa. One took place at the 34th Street Church Of God and the other at Beulah in Sanford, Florida, visiting his father's fiancee. The teenager had walked to the store and was returning to the apartment. Martin was unarmed, wearing a hoodie to protect himself from the rain, and talking on the cell phone to a young lady from his Miami neighborhood. Sanford Police said "there was no indication that Martin was involved in any crim inal activity." However, Local News George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator began to follow Mar: tin. Zimmerman called 9-11 and was told that officers had been dispatched and not to follow the teenager. How ever, he continued his pursuit. Zimmerman called 9-1-1 again and was told by the dispatcher to remain in his vehicle. However, he de cided to exit the vehicle and confront the teenager. Within minutes, Martin was dead and Zimmerman was standing behind the controversial legislature known as the 'Stand Your Ground' law. A Month Later Zimmerman Charged Zimmerman told police Martin had attacked him For01er Restaurant Owner Feeds 111 People JEFF HILAIRE BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer When Jeff Hilaire opened his restaurant, Main Street Choice, in December 2011, he wanted to create job opportunities for the people of West Tampa, while at the same time provide them with great food. Due to some economic problems, Hilaire had to close his restaurant in De cember ofthis year, but a day before he closed the doors for the last time, he reached out to the people of West Tampa. "I knew I was shutting the restaurant down, but I had a lot of food and other items in stock. What I decided to do is feed as many people in West Tampa as I could until every-These are a few of the people who stood in line at Main Street Choice to enjoy a great meal. thing was gone. "I ended up serving about 100 people, and I enjoyed every minute of it. We held a prayer and then everyone sat down and enjoyed the food." Hilaire said now he will take a step back to reflect, and find other ways to help people. "The most I can do for my people is to be successful, so I can provide opportunities for others to be successful. "I plan to continue my motivational speaking, and carry my crusade all over the country. Opening the restaurant turned out to be a great learning experience." Hilaire said he hopes to be a part of the redevelopment of West Tampa, but he'd also like to establish foundations and other outlets so the people who've struggled will have a place to go. "I'd like to set a example for others to follow, and that will begin after I've put to gether a business plan. "Right now, I'm operating a high-end catering business with partners out of Califor nia, and everything will be first class, and completely upscale." Hilaire said he feels he owes the people of Tampa so much. "No matter where my journey leads me, I will al ways return to Tampa to do what I can for those who need it the most. "I plan to hire an executive chef and concentrate more on the business aspect of op erating a business." and he shot the teenager in self-defense. Sanford Police Department questioned and released Zimmerman without charging him. Special Prosecutor Angela Corey was assigned to the case on March 22nd. On April 11, Attorney Corey arrested and charged Zimmerman with 2nd degree murder. He is currently awaiting trial. a L I. B. Church in West Tampa. Other Tampa protests in volved hundreds of Middleton High School students who held a protest in East Tampa. In New York, a group of organizers held the Million Hoodie March. The family is being repre sented by Attorney Benjamin Crump. F WATCH NIGHT SERVICE The Sanctuarv Ch1rch ol Tampa PRESENTS--our 1st 11d If 111e Year Senic SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012 Located In Ybor City 1731 E. 7th Ave. Tampa, FL l3605 Service will begin at 6:00 p.m. co N 0 ...... N r 0 en m z :::! z m r m c: r r z c: OJ r u; :::1: m c m < m -4 c: m en c )> z c c


; Local : Couple Hosts Holidav Partv Barbara and Paul hosted their annual Christmas party at their Carrollwood home. More than 100 w guests attended the party with a variety of seafood dishes prepared by family members, including tasty (.) gumbo and Miami s finest conch salad. (Photos by Julia Jackson) 0 ).;' icC c a: I.L c a: u. c z c( -c en w :: .... w ru c w ::c en :J ID The Johnson family: Tammy, Darryl, and Tamara were among ;:, the guests. -Q, t w ...J ...J :: m ...J w z i= z w en c( c a: 0 ...J I.L New Progress MB. Church 330 7 E Shadowlawn Avenue, FL (813) 232 5421 REV. E. J. WIWAMS, SR., Pastor REV. C R. BATCHELOR, Asst. Pastor __ _.._ Beoaase s. .. tlmes you waat optloaa We have Three Sunday Services I 7 :30am, 1 O :OOam, and 12:00pm Sheldon "Cornbread" Den nard enjoying the Christmas party. Reception For HOPE Director And Her Husband St. James House of Prayer Episcopal Church hosted a reception for Sharon Streater, Director of Hillsborough O r ganization for Progres s and Equality (HOPE) Inc., and her newlywed husband, Joe Buczek. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Reverend and Mrs. Joe (Joyce) Johnson attended the noon wed ding reception. Mr. and Mrs. David (Shaun) Glicksberg attended the recep-Renee Byrd was also_ in at-tion. tendance Come .Get Fired Up "013 & Ready Go For :6 NEW YEAR' S EVE 1"/31/1" CELEBRATION ::& ::& 9:00PM -1 0:30PM -BUFFET 10:45PM NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION 1920 MA YDELL TAMPA, FL 33619 Formerly The St. Ceclla's Eplcopal Church. a13-481-ug1


., 2012 Year In Review :a Tax Fraud Cases Made Headlines Throughout The Year c m BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor During the "Operation Rainmaker" investigations, several people were arrested in connection with federal income tax fraud. At the beginning of the 2012 tax season, some individuals discovered that their personal information had been used to file a federal tax returns Ms. Laura McElroy of the Tampa Police Department said the department receives several complaints a week. That information was forward to the federal government. Some of those arrested in 2011 included : Marterrance "Quat" Holloway, Kenneth Goodson, Quincy Wimberly, Janica Bullock, Raid Faria, Reem Faria, Russell Simmons, Jr., Derrick Parker, Deemma Coleman, Bobby Mosley, Jr., Micah Alexander, Jeff Borgelin, Kenyarta Gaines, Alexis Harrison, Sheila Allen, Damien Harrison, Serio Miller, Eric Ingram, Roger Snells, Danielle Denson, Patrick Shaw, Tarrananzton Barr, Alexander Lennox, Hantz St. Marc, Kahaldoun "Tony" Khawaja, Dwayne Johnson, Brinton Gaston, and Michael Williams. By February, 2012 Rachel Amones, Roger Snells, Patrick Shaw, Tarrananzton Barr, Patricia Shaw, Shawntrece Sims, and Jacqueline Ferreira were been convicted and sentenced to federal prison. In August, Senator Bill Nelson released a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The report .listed the top five cities in which potentially fraudulent were filed The City of Tampa was first on the list. Federal agents have contin uously arrested individuals and charged them with a variety of crimes related to income tax fraud. Here are some of those who have been taken into custody. Ms. Belinda Brooks Smith, 46, was has been indicted on 17 counts of tax fraud. She was sentenced to 5 112 years in jail for tax fraud and identity theft. She must also repay $119,000 to the federal government. According to investigators Smith has been charged with: 1 count of filing a false tax return; 6 counts oftheft of government property in the form of tax refunds; 6 counts of aggravated identity theft; 3 counts of making false claims in the form of fraudulent tax returns; and 3 counts of iden tity theft. According to court documents, police allege that in addition to filing her own false tax return, Smith also falsely used the names and social security numbers of other individuals to file fraudulent tax returns in their names. Investigators allege that she filed false tax returns in 2008 and 2009 In September, the Joint Task Force arrested 49 indi viduals as part of "Operation Rainmaker. Since that time, several other arrests have taken place. Ms. Arswaya Ralph, 33, of Riverview, was charged with filing 65 false income tax claims and identity theft Ms. Ralph entered into a plea agreement with the U. S. Attorney' s Office, Middle District of Florida. She was sentenced a to federal prison term Ms. Ralph was known as the Hostess of Drop Parties. According to court documents, the 65 false claims alone resulted in an intended loss of $467,781 from the Internal Revenue Service Ms. Danielle Denson appeared in fed eral court before Judge Mark A. Pizzo. According to court docu-ments, police DENSON executed a search warrant at Ms. Denson's apartment in Riverview. Law enforcement officers recovered hundreds of pages of handwritten and typewrit ten ledgers containing names, social security numbers and refund amounts. They also located print out confirmations from TurboTax.com showing successful filing of federal income tax returns and paperwork associated with reloadable debit cards. The agents recovered three debit cards in Ms. Denson's name and a bag hanging up in her closet that contained $101,800, documents show. All of the refunds she attempted to file totaled approximately $2,363,849. Some were rejected, but Ms. Denson successfully obtained approximately $1,646,636.60 in tax refunds, court documents show. According to court docu ments, on July 31 2011, Clearwater Police Department conducted a traf fic stop on the vehicle 23-year-old Carlos Oscar Johnson was driving. They reportedly found five debit cards believed to be related to tax refund fraud and contact ed an agent with the IRS. The agent launched an investigation and discovered that Johnson and others were allegedly involved in a scheme to defraud the federal government. The cards were reportedly loaded and with tax refunds from five different people. Johnson had allegedly made several purchases on the cards, the court records showed. Some of those purchases included airplane tickets and a hotel stay at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. The investigation also revealed that from about February 23, 2012 to October 2, 2012, at least 173 fraudu lent tax returns had been filed from Johnson's residence. Johnson is alleged to have filed at least 42 fraudulent tax refunds during two stays at a hotel. The 173 refunds requested were valued at $1.3 million in refund amounts. Johnson is accused of having filed more than 200 fraudulent tax returns worth a total of $1.7 million. In a separate investigation, Larry Lee Northern, Jr., 28, is accused of theft from the government and aggravated identity theft. In November 2011, the Florida NORTIIERN Highway Patrol arrested Northern after a traffic stop During the search following the arrest, police found two cell phones, 15 Green Dot prepaid debit cards in several names, and 17 Walmart MoneyGram gift cards. Police confiscated corporate documents that contained personal information of 32 clients of Optimum Healthcare, Inc. During a search of the vehi cle, police discovered $15,700 in cash and a laptop comput er. The income tax refunds claimed on 154 returns totaled $121,642. Federal agents arrested Northern on federal charges on October 22. The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office arrested 28year-old Quentin Cornelius Edward Moore after he allegedly used Treasury Tax Refund money in a purchase. Moore allegedly purchased approximately $1,509.24 in Moneypak Cards. Moore was charged with criminal' use of personal information, fraudulent use of credit card, and grand theft The federal government indicted 46-year-old Koffi M. Gbikpi, on 17 counts of filing false tax returns. The false returns totaled $704,676. According to the indictment, he prepared and filed the tax returns in the names of several individuals between February and November of 2009. Gbikpi allegedly used several Internet email addresses to electronically submit the false income tax returns to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). The U. S. Attorney's Office released a multi-count indict ment pertaining to fraudulent income tax returns allegedly filed by Nikia Williams. She is accused of filing 30 counts of false income tax claims. According to the indictment, Ms. Wlll.IAMS Williams, 28, faces 10 counts of filing false claims, 10 counts of theft of government property; and 10 counts of aggravated identity theft. Ms. Shawntrece Sims, who is battling terminal can cer, was allowed to go home in November. She was serving a 9-year sentence for income tax fraud. According to the criminal complaint, Ms. Rashia Wilson's home was searched during the exe cution of a fed eral search war rant. The search warrant was WILSON executed in con-nection with a 39-count tax fraud indictment against Marterrence "Quat" Holloway, and Marcus "Thirst" Larry, 26. Law enforcement had been monitoring Ms. Wilson's activities for more than a year At one point during the investigation, police said her Facebook page was listed with the username "RashiaFirstLady Wilson." Federal prosecutors informed the judge that Ms. Wilson had purchased a 2013 Audi, with a money order valued at $9o,ooo, and that she had proclaimed her self as "The First Lady" of tax fraud on her Facebook page Prosecutors read a message posted on May 22nd. It read: "I'm Rashia, the queen of IRS tax fraud I'm a million aire for the record. So if you think that indicting me will be easy, it won't. I promise you .... Ms. Wilson was recently indicted and charged with 1 count of conspiracy, 9 counts of wire fraud, 19 counts of filing false tax returns, 14 counts of theft of government property, and 14 counts of aggravated identity theft Her boyfriend, Maurice Larry, is facing 1 count of conspiracy, 9 counts of wire ==: fraud, 17 counts of filing false tax returns, 13 counts of theft :a of government property, and N 13 counts of aggravated idenco tity theft. The government is also seeking a money judgment of $1,176,787 in traceable pro ceeds of the tax fraud scheme. Federal authorities arrested Ms. Tania Henderson, of Wesley Chapel and charged her with tax fraud. The charges stemmed from a Missouri jurisdiction. Henderson, 27, is awaiting trial after she was connected to a $1.5 million tax fraud scheme. Police in South Dakota investigating tax fraud cases learned the case is linked to the bay area Nine defendants appeared in federal court. According to court documents indicted by a South 0 Dakota grand jury were: Alphonso Rico Valdez, )It Charlie Frank Adams, en Raunta Stanislaus Ellison, Jeremy Jamar ::::! Blount, Melissa Dinataly, Z Terry Daron Liggins, I!! Christopher Duane m Frierson, Marquis Butler, ? and Christopher Jamel r Lundy were arrested. They !!J face charges of Conspiracy to z defraud the U. S. ""0 Government, and Aggravated 5j Identity Theft. r According to the U.S. State en Attorney's Office, Ms. ffi Remesa Buem:er, 23, was C charged With wire fraud, filing false tax returns, theft of m government property, and aggravated identity theft. The -t indictment also notified Ms. C Buemer that the governCJ ment will seek a money judgment in the amount of -< $159,265.60, which she )It allegedly received by commit ting the offenses. ., Forty-two year old Russell :!! Simmons, Jr., entered an C agreement to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count aggravated identity theft In total, Simmons filed 120 false income tax refunds, with refunds worth $1,176,787.


Local a: w ID ::E w 0 w c Popular Comedian Comes IP With New Musical Concept c BY LEON B. CREWS. Sentinel StaffWriter a: James "Peacock" u. Hardrick said he remembers sitting at home as child, listening to the Gospel music his parents played, as well as the Soul music. "I can remember as a small child, I found out Gospel music and Soul music had a lot in common. Once I decided to become a comedian, I put the idea behind me, but now I'm going to do something with it." What Peacock has done is create a show that will be called, "I've Got Soul In My Gospel." He hopes that people will not draw the wrong impression by him putting the two together. "As far as I'm concerned, the roots of Soul music are in 9 Gospel, so no one should get z show. c( "I can't think of anyone else JAMES HARDRICK "Peacock" who has tried this, so I hope this will be the beginning of something big and successful." Peacock said with the help of a lot of friends and supporters, he's been able to get singer, Sonji Rhanes, to be a part of his show as well as popular DJs from J-Rock Productions. "I will host the event, and although we haven't scheduled any shows yet, after the New Year, we will kick things SONJI RHANFS into full gear. "There's so much music out there that people haven't heard, and there's even more Soul music out there that sounds like Gospel, and viceversa. I think it's a beautiful mix, and I can't wait to see how it all comes off." Peacock said he hopes that people will want more of this kind of entertainment in the future, and he will continue to bring the two genres together. m Tampa-Hillsborough countv Public librarv Board Memben w > w c w ::1: tn ::i ID ::::: ll. z ...J ...J ...J w z Members of the Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library Board are: seated, left to right, William H. i= z w tn Scheuerle, Shelley Blood, Robert "Bob" Argus, Chairman; and Alma Hires. Standing, Joe Stine, Director of Libraries; James H. Harkins, John W. McWhirter, James W. Duffy, and Brenda Statc;m. (Photo by Julia Jackson) c( The Hillsborough County 9 Commission recently appoint a: ed four new members to the g Tampa-Hillsborough County U. Public Library Board. They are Daniel Blair, District 2; Shelley Blood, District 1; James W. Duffy, District 4; and Felicia Pecora, District 3 The existing board members include: Robert "Bob" Argus, Chairman, District 2; James J. Harkins, District 4; Alma Hires, District 3; James B. Johnson, Jr., District 4; John W. McWhirter, District 1; William H. Scheuerle, District 2; Brenda Staton, District 3; and Mary Lou Tuttle, District 1. The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Board was created in 1984. It consists of 12 members 3 from each of the 4 Hillsborough County Commission Districts, who are appointed by the Board of County Commission for three-year, renewable terms. The Library Board advises Library staff and the Board of County Commission regarding planning for new and existing libraries, the library department budget, Internet use public art and library poli cies. Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Board meetings are held once a month on the 4th Thursday. All meetings are open to the public. In The Spotlight CORTNI Happy New Year,. first of all, and hello to this week's Spotlight feature, Cortni. Cortni says her favorite star is Sanaa Lathan, and her hobbies are crochet, playing with her nieces and nephews, helping out at poetry events, and modeling every chance she gets. In the future, Cortni said she wants to go hard and be bigger in life. Cortni's philosophy of life is, "take everything as an opportunity, because there's no such thing as failure, just another opportunity. The man in Cortni's life must be tall, handsome, and dark. Congratulations to Cortni as this year's last Spotlight feature. Just wait until you see what we have for you next year. THE W.l. 2705 N 22ND RELAXERS $39.9i & UP SEW-INS ----------.: $49.99 & UP WASH & SET -------$14.99 & UP KID STYLES---------$12.99 & UP BLOW OUT ;. .......... $12.99 & UP BRAIDED STYLES -----$24.99 & UP


BOLD AND THE BEAUfiFUL Brooke reminds Hope not to underestimate Steffy; when Steffy learns about Rick's confession, she warns Hope to stay away from Liam; Brooke calls Bill for a private meeting so that she can relay some important information. Katie offers Caroline her support; Hope and Steffy bicker over whom they think Liam will choose now that he knows the truth about Rick's lie; Bill confronts Caroline over her betrayal of him and their family. DAYS OF OUR LIVES-Sami asks Rafe why he disappeared on Christmas; EJ tells Sami he wants to spend New Year's Eve with her; Jennifer thinks Daniel is having second thoughts about their date; EJ encourages Chad to pursue Abi gail. Eric senses there's a new woman in Brady's life; Will has a bad dream about never getting to know his child; John is shocked by what he sees when he visits Brady; Kate confides in Will that Nick is not to be trusted; Daniel and Jennifer go on a date. GENERAL HOSPITAL -Starr fights Connie to see what she is hiding. Spinelli has a proposal for Ellie about the future of their relationship. Sonny reacts badly to news from one of his children. Todd catches Sam once again trying to crack the safe in his office and ultimately leaves his office with a warning for Carly. Lucy continues to play Tracy against AJ and offers them a challenge. Patrick asks Sabrina if she has New Year's Eve plans. YOUNG AND THE RFSTLFSSTyler's charming behavior makes Cane jealous, while Tucker surprises Katherine and Jill. Victor and Sharon come face to face, while Victoria questions Avery about her intensions with Nick. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Vivid feelings and expressions of love occupy you. Compromise may be required, and there could be a confrontation. Spend wisely. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -'Work goes smoothly (though it's busy). You can't be in two places at the same time. Imagine success, and then act. Share some loving words. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Confusion reigns. Pull strings to get the desired result. Visualize creating perfection. Use your secret recipe. Relax guests by distracting with extra treats. You'll know when it's done! Aries (March 21-April19)-Keep your eyes open, and don't believe everything you hear. Home is the best place for you tonight. Time to clean up a mess. Avoid gossip. Taurus (Apri12o-May 20)Impress others with your creative side. Don't fall for an old trick. You're smarter than usual the next few days. Words don't do your feelings justice. Gemini (May 21-June 20)Great abundance can be yours. Have faith, and keep chopping wood. Don't get your feel ings hurt; your friend's just kidding. Be like teflon. Cancer (June 21-July 22) -Dig into savings for improvements. You have extra confidence today and tomorrow, an.d understand your wealth. Creative ideas flow both ways. Write a careful response. Inspire, rather than demand. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)-You can change your mind. Ne gotiations can be super tricky. Keep them strictly in confidence. Follow through on details. New skills leads to new friends. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Celebrate accomplishments. Take it slow and easy. Listen to the second verse. Play with your community. You miss the glitter. You don't miss the stress. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) -Don't gossip about work. You'll be watched for a few days. Believe you can prosper. You may have to work harder to get it. Increase your meditation. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)-News affects your decisions. Strengthening infrastructure is a good investment. Call ahead to avoid running all over town. Stay out of a family feud. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)-Review your budget for the next few days. Don't talk about expenses. Plan a journey in detail. Give criticism privately, praise publicly. You can work out a miscommunication. Django Unchained -A (ormer slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) and a bounty hunter (Christoph Watz) join forces to battle against a brutal plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Quentin Tarantino scores with another classic. Be prepared for the use of the N-word 106 times. 2 hrs./21 mins. No.2 at box office on Christmas Day. Made $15M. (Budget N/A). **** Les Miserables (2012) The King's Speech Tom Hooper directs this musical drama about a ruthless policeman (Russell Crowe) beginning an obsessive quest to capture escaped convict Jean Vaijean (Hugh Jackson). 2 hrs./37 mins. No. 1 at box office on Christmas Day. Made $18.1M. (Budget N/A). **** Jack Reacher -Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) is an undercover/drifter investigator on the hunt for a murderous sniper. Very good mystery. Made $15M. (Budget $6oM). **** The Hobbit-Director Peter Jackson returns to the early years of Bilbo Baggins (the hobbit who gave Frodo the ring) going on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf kingdom. There's 3 movies to this journey and Jackson brought you Pt. 1. Must-see for the 3D action scenes. 2 hrs./ 43 mins. Made $168M. (Bud get N/A). **** Lincoln -A powerful drama that focuses on the 161 h President, Abraham Lincoln's final months in office. Well-worth 2 hrs./25 mins. of your time. Must-see! Made $120M. (Bud get $6sM). **** Killing Them Softly Brad Pitt stars as a hit man hired to track down 3 guys who robbed a Mob card game. Could have been better if the movie didn't have so much unnecessary cursing. Made $14M. (Budget $15M).*** Life Of Pi -An India teenager who survives a disaster at sea finds himself stuck on a boat with a hyena, monkey and a Bengal tiger. This is a true adventure oflife or death. Excellent! Must-see! Which story do you be lieve? Made $78M. (Budget $12oM).**** Silver Lining Playbook -A romantic comedy-drama about a husband (Bradley Cooper) going crazy after finding out his wife cheated on him. His dad (Robert De Niro ), Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games) and Chris Tucker try to bring him back to sanity. Very good love story. Made $21M. (Budget $21M).**** Red Dawn -An American city awakens to the sight of Korean soldiers invading the U. S. Wait for DVD. Not believable. Made $42M. (Budget $6sM). ** Rise OfThe Guardians-When the evil spirit launches an assault on Earth, the Guardians (Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Jack Frost, etc.) team up to protect the children. Only kids will love this movie. Made $82M. (Budget $145M). **112 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 Bella (Kristen Stewart) awakes as a vampire after having a newborn daughter. ., She later learns that the Volturi Organization 5 is coming to kill the baby and her husband, :::D Edward (Robert Pattison), Jacob (Taylor I.atner) and the Cullen family must seek help to en save the baby. Very good fight scene at the m end. Enjoyed it. Must-see! Made $282M. (Budget $120M).**** z Skyfall -James Bond (Daniel Craig) J!! brings the pain for 2 hours/25 mins. in this m action/thriller. This time, the villain is com? ing after the agency. Made $279M. (Budget J;; $2ooM). **** ::::! Flight Denzel Washington stars as a Z pilot with a substance abuse problem, who ., c aJ r has to land a damaged plane. Don Cheadle had a good role in this drama. Must-see! Made $90M. (Budget $31M). **** Wreck-It-Ralph-An old school video game character attempts to shed his bad guy image by escaping to another game. Well written. Excellent for kids and adults. En joyed it! Made $171M. (Budget $165M). **** c;; :::1: m c m < m -t c m C/) c Come Celebrate THE 45TH l01l-l01J KWANZAA WITH US! )> z c ., :::D c www.twitter.com/ flsentinelb Yvette Madison-Hosting Mama Luba6a Peifor,ning the Kwanzaa Presentation Kwanzaa Ceremony, Llghttng of the candle Entertainment, food, Friendship and much more. Please bring one of the following: Covered Dish, Dessert, Drinks or r=ruit For more information a directions, or 813-426-5101 13345 ca..y Road, Tampa, FL 33618 Carrollwood Cqltural Center January 1, 2013 5:00 PM -Presentation at 7:00 PM 5:00 PM. 9:00 PM C) m ...... 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'Diango Unchained' Does Killer Business On Its Opening oav According to early box of fice estimates, Quentin Tarantino's controversial, but critically acclaimed slav ery-themed western Django Unchained is shaping up to be a hit. The Golden Globe nomi nated action film took in $15 million on its opening day, placing it fifth all time on the list of Christmas Day re leases. Still, its opening came in just behind the highly antici pated musical Les Miser abies, starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe. That film made $18 mil lion on Christmas, making it the fourth best opening on that day. Kerry Washington in 'Django Unchained'. The top three Christmas Day debuts belong to Sher lock Holmes, Avatar and Meet the Fockers respec tively. All of those film went on to gross over $200 million domestically, which bodes well for the future of Django. c a: lL c z c( Rihanna Donates $1.151 To Barbados Hospital > Rihanna is enveloped with the spirit of giving do en nated a whopping $1.75 mil lion to Queen Elizabeth 1Hospital in Bridgetown, Bar bados. w The 24-year-old gave the [ij money to the hospital's ra diotherapy department, in honor of her late grand mother Clara "Dolly" Braithwaite, who passed awayjn June. The area of the hospital has been renamed Z the Clara Braithwaite Centre Iii for Oncology and Nuclear j Medicine, while the funding ::;:) will pay for necessary med ID ical equipment. Rib, .her mother and grandmother's husband, vis ited the hospital Saturday (Dec. 22). "This is my way of giving back to Barbados in the form of philanthropy," she said in a statement. Chris Brown, Rlhanna Make Rare Public IDDearancelt llkers Game CHRIS BROWN AndRIHANNA Though rumors have swirled for weeks, are they on; are they off, Chris Brown and Rihanna put their ro mance on full display at the LakersKnicks game on Christmas Day. The two arrived to the arena in the same car earlier Tues day, but got out of the vehicle separately. They eventually met up inside and sat down to gether in their courtside seats. Ne-Yo's b-BabV' Mama Sues HIID OVer Non-Paternnv Status NE-YO Singer Ne-Yo is having to deal with former baby mama Jesseca White yet again. The ex-gal pal has hired "every man's nightmare and every woman's fantasy" attorney Gloria Allred to assist her in possibly taking the crooner to the cleaners. White is reportedly in censed that Ne-Yo publicly discussed their agreement to keep secret his non-paternity status about a baby White thought she had with the singer. Ne-Yo and White had a baby in 2009 and he thought the child was his at first but, in fact, it turned out that it was n't. Ne.;.Yo and his ex agreed to remove his name from the child's birth certificate. The former lovers also settled the matter to the tune of $575,000, which he reportedly handed over to her and they both allegedly agreed to keep the entire incident under lock and key, never to discuss it with anyone. In September 2012, Ne-Yo appeared on "Behind the Music," where he opened up the can of beans about the en tire ugly drama that involved his non-paternity status with White. Nas Sued For $11 Million Over Kidnapping Nas is being sued for a whopping $10 million after indirectly being blamed for a kidnapping that involved a concert promoter in Angola. It seems that N as, whose real name is Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, reportedly failed to show up for a series of 2011 New Year's Eve con certs in Angola after pro moter and CEO of Allgood Entertainment Patrick Allocco firmed up the deal. Allocco claims he paid Nas $3oo,ooo to perform at an Angolan venue. When the famed rapper did not appear at the scheduled perform ances, the promoter was re portedly kidnapped in December of last year and held for ransom by Angolan promoters and their "hench men." NAS He was allegedly held cap tive in the capital city of Lu anda for so days because the promoters demanded their monies back. Allocco was eventually freed in January of this year. He now contends in his federal lawsuit that he is facing financial ruin; he claims to have lost his home. N as, on the other hand, says that he repaid the pro moter all of the monies that were given to him. Eanh, Wind and Fire's Maurice White Is Not Dead! Maurice White, founder of the wildly popular old school R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire, is NOT dead despite out-of-control reports popping up around the inter net on Friday. Twitter was set ablaze with folks who were memorializing White and praising his mu sical contributions. Veteran hip-hop star Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest even sang praises to the man's mu sical genius in a Twitter mes sage before deleting it upon realizing reports of White's death were inaccurate. According to published re-MAURICE WHITE ports, White is doing well despite the fact that he has battled Parkinson's disease, a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination, since the late 1980s. Walla Floclla To Pav For NC Shooting Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka has been ordered to pay $501,000 for a North Carolina shooting that hap pened last year. In the incident, Flocka and his tour bus pulled up to a car stereo installation shop in Charlotte, North Carolina as he prepared to upgrade the bus' sound system. Flocka was wearing $100,000 of jewelry at the time and saw two "suspicious vehicles" enter the store's parking lot. Flocka's security began to fire shots at three men exiting the vehicles, claiming the men made threats against the rapper. Police initially believed the shooting was the result of a shootout between Flocka's security and the victim, Antonio Stukes. Stukes also was initially charged with at-WAKAFLOCKA tempted robbery, amongst other charges. The charges have since been dropped due to insuffi cient evidence. Stukes' lawyer says that his client was only trying to give Flocka his demo CD and was shot for no reason. The court decided Stukes should be compensated for the gun shot wound to his shoulder and ordered Flocka and his management company Miz nay Entertainment to pay up.


., Entertainment Arsenio Hall Returns To Late Night Arsenio Hall made a big splash as the winner of Donald Trump's Celebrity Ap. prentice this past summer. Shortly after his stint on the NBC reality series he se cured a second shot at a syn dicated late night talk show. From 1989 to 1994, Hall was a major player on the late night comedy scene. His new show is expected to debut in the fall of 2013. ARSENIO HALL Drake Seeks Profits From Use 0110LO' Catchphrase Rapper Drake is largely credited with popularizing the acronym YOLO, which is derived from the phrase "you only live once." "Now she want a photo, you already know, though/ You only live once: that's the motto ni**a, YOLO," rapped Drake on his 2011 track "The Motto". Now that mainstream busi nesses like Walgreens and Macys are making a fortune selling attire with the YOLO label, Drake wants a piece of the action. The hip-hop star recently tweeted images from those two chains and complained DRAKE openly about why he hasn't been reimbursed for his role in promoting the bran z c ., c


C'll a Sports "' a: I.LI m :1 lues Travel To Atlanta For Season Finale frl Now that the 2012 NFL 0 season is over for the Tampa Bay B)lccaneers, they will C look forward to trying to fix what's broken with the team that was once at 6-4 before dropping 5 straight games. c The Bucs on Sunday will travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons, who have already locked up their appearance in the playoffs. With the best record in the NFC, the Falcons will get home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Bucs will get no sympathy from the Falcons as theywill try to close out their. regular season on a positive note and set the tone for the playoffs. As far as the Bucs are con-cerned, first-year head coach, Greg Schiano, will sit down with the Glazers and try to find out what went wrong. Quarterback, Josh Freeman, tossed 8 inter. ceptions in his last two starts, and a promising ground game came to a halt. The Buccaneer rookies performed well, but the vet erans took a step b!tck from the progress they had shown earlier in the season. This is a time for evaluation as far as the Bucs are concerned, and this game will give the franchise a chance to see who wants to be there next year, and who will be sent packing. a: u. Q z c( c tJ) w ::I Elllerlence The bcitement IIIII Basketball Through Hllsberouuh Countts Junior llli. c Basketball leagues > a: The Hillsborough County Parks; Recreation and Conservation Department fD has partnered with the ::r: Orlando Magic to offer a rewarding ba$ketball experi ID ence to Hillsborough County youth through the Junior z Magic Basketball Leagues. j:: These leagues will provide boys and girls ages 7 -17 a ..;! chance to improve their skills while rewarding them :..J with speCial perks for all their hard work. t= The. program runs from Feb. 11 April 12, 2013 and UJ registration will be held CC from Jan. 14 18, 2013, from c a: 4 p. m. -7 p. m. at the parks 0 listed below. The $25 pro it gram cost includes a certifi-cate of achievement, FREE ticket to a Magic home live g!1ffies to improve skills, a reversible. Junior Magic jersey,_ and practices. The leagues and registration will be held at the fol lowing parks: Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive in Tampa, 813-264-8956 Roy Haynes Park, 1902 S. Village Ave. in Tampa, 813903-3480 Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway in Odessa, 813-264-3819 University Park, 14015 N. 22nd St. in Tampa, 813-903-2200 Jackson Springs Park (Teens), 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Tampa, 813-554-5004 Gardenville Recreation Center, 6219 Symmes Road in Tampa, 813-672-1120 Brandon Community Center, 502 E. Sadie St. in Thonotosassa Park, 10132 Skewlee Road in Thonotosassa, 813-9876206 Westchase Park, 9791 Westchase Drive tn Tampa, 813-964-2948 Wmston Park, 7605 Destin Drive in Tampa, 813-744-5539 Ruskin Park, 901 6th St. SE in Ruskin, 813-672-7881 For additional information, contact the recreation centers. Eric Wrlllllleblrns To IICCI.Irl, IIVIOIPIIV ERIC WRIGIIT The Timpa Bay Buccaneers see Eric Wright's return to the team after a four-game suspension. Too little, too late. That's the best way to describe Eric Wright's return to the team. Like Aqib Talib, Wright was suspended four games for violating the league's performance enhancing drugs policy. Wright claimed-he. took Adderall for medical purposes, but that he didn't get a waiver from the league. 498rs Manllllllllillll Far season MARIO MANNINGHAM Hopes that an MRI woUld prove negative were dashed Monday night with a report that San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mario 'Manningham is lost for the rest of the season and. play offs with a torn anterior cru ciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Manningham suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday's 42-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He was .tackled low by Seattle linebacker Leroy Hill and fumbled. Manningbam left the team's locker I'OOm after the game limping and using crutches. Manningham had 42 catches for 449 yards and one touchdown for San Francisco (10-4-1), which is already assured at least a berth in the NFC playoffs. Terrell -Owens Sells GeoruiaMaion For Hall Thelslling Price TERRELL OWENS His Mansion Ten-ell Owens is steady losing. The latest T.O."s extensive list of L's comes via real estate, with the fonrier NFL wide receiver selling his massive Georgia mansion for less than half the original ask ingprice. Owens sold the property for $694,000. However, T.O. originally put the home on the market in 2010 and was asking for a cool $1.5 million. Owens has been selling a number of his properties since he is cash strapped, technical ly unemployed and has plenty of child support to pay. Whoever picked up the crib got a bargain. The 7,694 square..:.foot spot is just out side of Atlanta and features 6 bedrooms and 8 baths. There is a full size basketball court, a huge pool a home theater, gym, a walk-in closet the size of a small and much, much more. Eagles: Flies Breaks Hand, VlclllilleiV To stan PHILADELPHIA --:Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles has a broken right hand, and coach Andy Reid said Michael Vick will likely start against the New York Giants in Sunday's season finale. Reid said Monday that Foles broke his hand in the second quarter of a 27-20 loss to Washington, but refumed to the game after X-rays at. the stadium were negative. Vick hasn't played since suffering a concussion during a loss to the Cowboys on Nov. MICHAEL VICK 11. He was recently cleared to return. The Eagles (4-11) went 1-5 with the 23-year-old Foles as the starter. wa Paout Prvor e Stln Carson Palmer was ruled out of the season finale against the San Diego Chargers With cracked ribs and a punctured lung Monday. A day after coach Allen said Terrelle Pryor wasn't readyto be the backup quarterback, there's at least a possibility he could be the starter. Allen said backup Matt Leinart and Pryor. would both get first-team reps and a decision would be made as to the starter late iii the week. There are no planS to bring in a third quarterback. Support has mounted from a fan base that's never seen Pryor at practice, and Allen was blunt foll9wing a 17-6loss to Carolina about why Leinart subbed for Palmer. "Matt's our backup quar terback, Allen said Sunday. "Terrelle's done a nice jo}:). He's working extremely hard. We don't feel like he's ready to be the backup quarterback yet.


__ s ______________________________________________________________________ Lebron's Foal-Free leWis Acllvalld Buccaneer Gerald Streak Ends ::.:: Mccov Selected To His LEBRON JAMES MIAMI -LeBron James' foul-free streak is over. The Miami Heat forward was called for a foul against Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka with 7:57 left in the first quarter of the teams' NBA Finals rematch on Tuesday, marking the first time since Dec. 8 that James was whistled for a personal. James went 254 miimtes, 7 seconds ofon-court time without being called for any personals, though was assessed one technical dur ing that span for arguing a play where he thought he was fouled He was called for backing into New Orleans' Lance Thomas with 2:30 left in the first quarter of that game on Dec 8. His first foul on Tuesday came when he tried to block a dunk attempt by Ibaka, who made one of the two resulting free throws Cowbov.s' Brent Indicted In Crash Killing TeiDIDIIIe JOSH BRENT DALLAS -A grand jury in Texas has formally indict eQ. Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent on one count of intoxication manslaughter. Brent is charged in con nection with a Dec 8 crash that killed hi's friend and Cowboys practice squad member Jerry Brown. He is out of jail on $1oo,ooo bond. Dallas District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Debbie Denmon says the indictment was returned Wednesday. Police in the Dallas sub urb of Irvipg say Brent was speeding when his vehicle struck a curb and flipped. Brown was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Intoxication manslaughter carries a maxil;num sen tence of 20 years in prison. Brent could be eligible for probation. Adrian Peterson's lniurv Could End His Anempt To Break Record ADRIAN PETERSON Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a strained abdominal muscle, an injury that will likely ham per his attempt to break Eric Dickerson's record for most rushing yards in a sea son as the Vikings play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The Vikings need to win the game to make the playoffs, and Peterson needs to rush for 207 yards to break Dickerson's record of yards, set with the Los Angeles Rams in 1984. "Adrian is a little bit sore with his abdominal muscle ; Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier said "We' ll have to see how he do e s this week how much work that we'll give him as w e get ready for this ballgame, which will be a huge ballgame for our team." RAY LEWIS The Ravens moved linebacker Ray Lewis from short-term injured reserve to their 53-man roster on Wednesday, reports the. NFL's Gregg Rosenthal. Lewis tore his triceps in Week 6 against the Cowboys; he began practicing three weeks ago. Chad Johnson's Sextape Hits The Net While people across the world celebrated Christmas with surprises from. loved one, Chad Johnson got a surpris e as well. His surprise was that part one of his sex tape with 2 women has hit the net. In the footage, it shows Chad getting it on with the two and there's an audience. Chad is admitting to knowing about the sextape but didn't want it to ever hit the net .. Word is that the tape was recorded about three years ago. As of this minute, the fulllength video has not made its way to the net. Lawyers for the former NFL star are working on having the tape removed from the web. First Pro Bowl For 2012, Tampa Bay Buccaneer defensive tackle, Gerald McCoy, had a goal. With injuries plaguing his first two seasons, McCoy wanted to play all 16 games this season. Now, he has a chance to play 17 gaines. Recording career highs in sacks (fiye) and tackles for loss (nine) during his first 15 games, considered the main source of the team's top-rated run defense, was named to the N:FC Pro Bowl squad McCoy is the first B'uc defensive lineman to make the Pro Bowl since 2oo3, when Warren S'app and Simeon Rice both made it. But, he may not be the only Buccaneer to make the trip to Honolulu this season. Rookie running back, Doug Martin, and wide receiver Vincent Jackson were named first alternates, and safety Ronde Barber, GERALD MCCOY who won the fan balloting of the voting, was named a sec ond alternate Alternates are asked to play when someone making the team as starters or a _,.. N reserve decide to not play, or rcan't play because of injuries g or will l;>e playing in the i5 Super Bowl. )It McCoy was the team's third overall selection in the -t_z 2010 draft out of the z University of Oklahoma. m rm c: r rz "a c: m r-u; :::z:: m c m ji 2 m tn c )It z c ::D 6


MR. UL YSEES 'SONNY BOY' MOORE, JR. A celebration of life for Mr. tnysees "Sonny Boy" Moore, who passed away on December 19, 2012, will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 2 p. m. from Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2628 E. 27th Ave. with the Rev. Dr. W. J. Haynes, Pastor, Chaplain Colonel Pastor Richard E. Spearman, Jr., eulogist. Mr. tnysees "Sonny Boy" Moore, Jr. was born July 12 1951, to tnysees Moore, Sr., at and Doris Moore, the second of C three siblings. tnysees was a graduate of fE Howard W. Blake High School, C an officer of the United States z Army and was a car saleman Cl for 35 years in the Bay area. >-tnysees was preceded in C( death by: his parents, tnysees, 5} Sr. and Doris Moore; his w daughter, Sergeant First Class Cynara Ann Robinson; grand tson, Gregory Ernest Allen, Jr.; grandparents, Bryant and w Susie Williams; aunts, Delores > James and Beatrice Spearman; W cousin, Leon Williams; and an C uncle, Robert Bobby Cole, Jr. He is survived by: his wife, en Barbara Hunter-Moore; :::::i daughters, Darvi (Eddie) Pace, r:D Robin Boyd (Jason), and Tameka Moore (Joshua); sons, Q. tnysees Shon Moore and Z Damien Barber; sister, Gloria lj J. Washington; brother, Gary ..J R. Moore, sisters-in-law, ..J Shirley (Gene) Williams and Dorothy Hunter, both of r:D Tampa, and Delia Louise, Wis irl consin; brothers-in-law, Ronz nell D. Hunter, Wisconsin, and j:: Lavain Tyrone Robinson; 17 z grandchildren; 7 great grands, W Cynara L. Moore, Destiny A. en Marc, Lorenzo C Wiles, g Michael A. Wallace, Jr., -Ramero M. Randolph, Jr., a: Jaylen T. Taylor and Dontae J. g Gamble, Jr.; and a host of LL nieces, nephews cousins and close friends. The viewing for Mr. tnysees "Sonny Boy" Moore, Jr., will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012, from 1:00 pm until funeral time at the church, family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 1 p. m. THERE WILL BE NO VIEWING AFTER THE EULOGY ON SATURDAY." EVERETT-DERR& ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME SIS. LELIA MAE COBB Homegoing services for Sis. Lelia Mae Cobb, of Tampa, who passed away December 16, 2012, in Tampa, will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 1 p.m. at New Rising Star M. B. Church, 1509 East North Bay Avenue, Tampa, 33610, with the pastor, Rev. Ernest Washington, officiating. Interment will be made in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Sis. Cobb was born January 21 1947, in Sparta, Georgia, to the late Eddie and Mozell Lewis. At a young age she gave her life to Christ as a member of Sugar Grove M. B. Church in Sparta. She was educated in the schools of Hancock County, before relocating to Florida. Sis. Cobb was a faithful member of New &ising Star M. B. Church. She loved volunteering, praying, praising her Lord, and helping others any way she could. She was preceded in death by: her puents, Eddie and Mozell Lewis; her brother, Carey Lewis, Sr.; her sister, Eula "Ruth" Horton; her brothers-in-law, Sterling K. Horton and Willie J. Wright, Sr.; her sister-in-law, Arvella Lewis; her late ex-husband, Mr._Edison Blount (Mrs. Kaye Blount Hankerson's father); and her cousin, _Plushie A. Moore. She leaves to cherish her memory to: her devoted husband of 12 years, Jessie R. Cobb, Sr.; her only child, Kaye Blount Hankerson (Michael Hankerson, Jr.); grandson, Michael "Hank" III; granddaughters, Shakira "Kiki" Oliver and Dariel Davis; stepchildren, Jessie, Jr., RoseMary, Melvin, Janice, An-. thony, (late Rickey); a host of step-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; brothers, Eddie Lewis, Jr. (Debbie), Belle Glade, FL, Ceola Lewis (late, Arvella), Frostproof, FL, Willie Lewis (Clara) Sparta, GA, Charlie Lewis (Frances), Sparta, GA Cleveland Lewis (Carolyn), Sparta, GA, and Abraham Watkins (Carrie), Frostproof, FL; sisters, Lou Will Lewis, Sparta, GA, Gladys Wright (late Willie) Tampa, Mamie Smith (William), Sparta, GA, Luerine Jackson (Thomas), Sparta, GA, and Mattie Belle Johnson, Frostproof; like sisters, Evealene Braddy and Ophelia Reed; closest friends, Sis. Beatrice Larry, Mary L. Henry and Ms. Georgie; godchildren, LaVares "BoJack" Everrett and Ibenik Cobb; god-grandson, Jamarcus Brown; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. VISitation for Lelia Cobb will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p. m. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p. m. in the chapel. Friends attending the homegoing service are asked to assemble at the church at 12:45 p. m. A HARMON BURIAL MRS. LUCILLE STEWART Homegoing services for Mrs. Lucille Stewart, who passed away on December 21 2012, will be belli Saturday, December 29, 2012; at 11 a m at First Baptist Church of West Tampa, 1302 N. Willow Ave., Tampa, 33607, with the pastor, Rev. Rayford officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Mrs. Lucille Stewart was a native of Gainesville, FL, and a resident ofTampa for 59 years, and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of West Tampa. She attended the school of cosmetology and was self-employed as the owner and operator of The Lucille Stewart Beauty S:hop. She leaves to cherish her memory: a loving and devoted husband of 70 years, Mr. Charles Stewart; brother-inlaw, James Stewart (Ruth) of Tampa; very caring niece, Evangelist Bettie Bogan Viverette of Tampa; devoted goddaughter, Ms. Brenda Granville Clark; 6 nephews, James, Henry, FrankL. Gerald, George Ronald, and Larry Alexander Bogan; devoted great nephew, Edward Viverette; cousins, Lueretha McCray, Harriett McCray and Vernell Patterson, all of Tampa, and Percy "Dee" Rice (Nancy) of California; and a host of sorrowing relatives and friends. Visitation for Mrs Lucille Stewart will be h eld Friday evening from 6 8 p. m. at Harmon Funeral Home, 5002 N. 40th Street. The family will receive friends from 6 -7 p. m. Friends attending the homegoing service are asked to assemble at the church at 10:45 a. m. Viewing at the church will begin at 10 a. m THERE WILL BE NO VIEWING AFTER THE EULOGY. A HARMON BURIAL. IN lOVING MEMORY OF MOTHER DELLA MAE LOCKETT January 1, 1911-February 17, 1999 With love from: Apostle Otha B. Lockett, Deacon James Lockett, Sister Lula Jones Lockett, and the members of Resurrection Temple House Of Prayer. MRS. ANTOINETTE (TONY) THOMAS, MS. CHERRY Homegoing services at the graveside for Miss Antoinette Sherell Thomas, who passed away ,on December 20, will be held Saturday, December :i9, 2012, at 1 p. m. at Rest Haven Memorial Park, 4615 E. Hanna Ave. Tampa, 33610, phone number 813-626-2332, with a local pastor officiating. Antoinette Thomas was a native of Jacksonville, FL. After moving to Tampa, she became a Security Officer primarily assigned to The John Knox Village Healthcare facility. She was preceded in death by: her father, Mr. Aldonia Thomas, Jr.; nieces, Chyla Simmons, and Taelur Cobb; and aunt, Pats Ann Carlyle. She leaves to cherish her memory: her very loving and caring mother, Mrs. Okal Carlyle; 2 children, Arneshia Thomas and Robert T. Taylor, Jr. ,; 4 brothers, Etavius Carlyle, Reginald James, Jermaine Carlyle, and Aldo Thomas; 3 sisters, Ekeda Carlyle, LaToya Carlyle and Enesha Carlyle; grandchildren, Ripiyah McCalop, Quayshawn Harvey, Jaylan Taylor, Ha'Mariya Austin, Ha'Miya, and Miss Cherry's developing grandson, My'Toni Austin; aunts, Maurine Thomas, Shaundra Thomas, Joanne Thomas, Hattie Mae Crittenten, April Charles, Jordene Carlyle, April Harvey, Michelle -Covington, Saminthia Jackson, and drea Jackson; uncles, Willie Jackson, Keith Thomas, Alonzo Carlyle, and Jordan Carlyle; nieces, Victoria James, Titiana Stewart, Felishia Carlyle and Arayya Sim mons; nephews, Devonte Simmons, Reginald James, Jr., De'Orio Carlyle and Iii' Aldo Thomas; Stacy Baker, Yvonne Jones, Keneatra Jones, Joe, Dee, and April, Michelle Stroude, Katina Johnson, Sherry Moultry, Otis Moultry, Sherry Moultry, and Ced Moultry; and a host of other family and friends. The fantily is kindly requesting a 12:45 p. m. assembly at the graveside. A HARMON BURIAL MAMA DORIS A. THOMAS MR. MELVIN CORNELIUS 'PETE' JAMES Mr. Melvin Cornelius James of Brandon, passed away Monday,Decentber17,2012. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 11 a. m. at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, 2606 West Grace Street, with Pastor T. D. Leonard, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Melvin Cornelius James was born January 27, 1947, in Tampa, to Fannie Lee and Andrew James. He was the ninth offourteen children. Melvin attended the public schools of Hillsborough County, beginning at Dunbar Elementary. Melvin worked various jobs as a construction laborer throughout Hillsborough County. He accepted Christ at a very early age. He loved to fish, joke, and laugh with others. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Andrew and Fannie Lee James; 3 brothers, Willie B. Robert Lee and Andrew; and 3 sisters, Dorothy Lee, Helen Denise and Marjorie. He leaves to-cherish loving memories: his children, Carol Shepherd (Marvin), Twila James, Melvin James, Jr., Yolanda Boyd, and Ronald Boyd; 3 brothers, Talmadge, (Rosie) and Wilson James; 4 sisters, Betty, Nettie Faye, Juanita, and Cassandra; grandchildren, Sheldon, Sierra, Daniel, Michael, Marlon, D-Marrion, Melvin, TWimel Lewis, Earvin, Maurice, Earnisha, Ronisha, Ronald, Ron-el and Ronald; and a host of sorrowing nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and numerous friends, especially Habana Healthcare. The remains will repose after 5 p. m., Friday, December 28, 2012, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com WIFE EMMAA. HENDRIX We miss you dearly and love you so much. Cheryl, Sharman and "Sonny"


Funerals/Memoriams MRS. HAZEL W.BOZEMAN Mrs. Hazel VVynn Bozeman, beloved wife, mother; motherin-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012, in Port Charlotte, FL. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 11 a.'" at Bethel A.M. E. Church, soo Cumberland Drive, Tampa, Rev. Beverly Lane, pastor, officiating. In terment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Hazel was born on August, 27, 1925, in Tampa, to VVoodrow and Zelia VVynn. She spent her early child hood and teen years in Monti cello, FL, where she attended elementary school and high school. She was joined in holy mat rimony to Joseph Bozeman on. March 7,1942. They were mar ried for 67 years and blessed with three daughters and one son. Hazel was a faithful mem ber of Bethel A. M. E. Church for over so years. She served as President of Choir #2 for many years, most recently as a member of the Combined Choir (until she became ill) and was President of the Mis sionary Society for many years. She was a member of the Tampa Urban League for more than 30 years and served in many capacities. She was one of the early or ganizers of the Lincoln Garden Progressive Association, a de voted member who served in various capacities; a member of the Carver City Homeowners Association; various Par ent Teachers Associations and numerous women's groups, such as the "Chat and Chew," Pine Street Ladies, and the Senior Citizens group. Having time on her hands after her children became adults, she served more than 10 years as a Girl Scout Brownie Leader. She loved playing pokeno, traveling to visit her children, grands and great-grands. Her biggest joy and her therapy (as she loved to say) was gardening. -Hazel was predeceased in death by a loving husband of 67 years, Joseph Clayton Boze man, Sr. She is survived by: three daughters, Gwendolyn Bates (James, Jr.), Port Charlotte, FL, Mildred Sturks, Plant City, FL, and Dianne Kelly (An drew), Middletown, CT; and a son, Joseph Bozeman, Jr. (Gail), Laurel, MD; seve_. granddaughters, Leslie Bates Rankins (Darnell), Capitol Heights, MD, Andrea Kelly, Middletown, CT, Courtney VValker (VVillie), Baltimore, MD, Alicia Kelly Brown, Mid dletown, CT, Jaime Middleton (Maurice), Atlanta, GA, Shan non Sturks, Plant City, FL, and VVhitney Bates (Carlos), Queens, NY; seven great grandchildren, Thomas John son, III, J'Lannie George and Lesley Bates, Baltimore, MD, Alexis, Andrew and Addison Brown, Middletown, CT, and Carter Middleton, Atlanta, Georgia; second mother, ters, Doretha Edgecomb, Flora Poitier (Frank) and Evora Pimento (Alvin), Tampa; first 0 cousins, Michelle Stewart m (Ron), Hollywood, FL, 3: Clarence Sevillian (Madeline), Gladwin, MI, Henrietta :::U VVilliams, Tampa, Carrie Rudd N (Alphonso), Powder Springs, GA Myrtle Mitchell, Tampa, N and Alice Roberts Cunningg ham (Leroy), Ocala, FL; sisterN in-law, Katherine Jones, St. Petersburg, FL; devoted adopted son, Labronn Reddick (Chris); and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. The remains will repose after 5 p. m., Friday, December 28, 2012, at Ray VVilliams Fu neral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY VVILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralbome.com IN MEMORIAM FWRETIA JONES April 21, 1915 -December 31, 1999 Mother, get your rest. VVe love you, but God loves you best. From, your children. IN MEMORIAM DEACON WILLIE J. JACKSON, JR. Good Morning: 7-18-68 Good Nite: 12-30-94 Sadly missed by: your par ents, Arthur and Geraldine Harris; sisters, Katrenia, Stephanie, Crystal and Tiffany; aunts, uncle, nephew, nieces, cousins, friends, and your Church family, New Progress M. B. Church. VVe love you very much. Your parents and all your family and friends. MR. WILLIE 'JACK' JAMES JACKSON, JR. Mr. VVillie "Jack" James Jackson, Jr. of1715 East Emma Street, Tampa, (formerly of 1916 and Main Street, VVest Tampa), entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, De cember 18, 2012, at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa. Funeral services will be con ducted Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 11 a. m. at St. Luke A. M. E. Church, 2709 North 25th Street, Tampa, with Rev. Ronald E. VVilliams, Sr., officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Jack was a native and a res ident of Tampa, for 74 years. He attended the local schools of the Hillsborough County School System. Jack also attended church service with the St. Luke A. M. E. Church family. He was briefly employed as a caddy with the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, and later became disabled. Jack was a true U. S. Navy man and was very proud to be a sailor during the 1950s. He was honorably discharged from the Navy. He was preceded in death b y: his beloved parents, VVillie Sr. and Gladys Jackson; sister, Mattie Jane Jackson; and 2 younger brothers, John (Sammy) Henry and David (Pete) Jackson. Jack's homegoing celebration will be cherished by: his sister, Celestine Bryant Roberts; caretakers I nieces, Charlene Jackson Parker (Ar vester), Gladys Wooden (Artie), Janna Jackson and An qui) Smith Brown (Michael); great grandnephew, Donoven Green; and aunt, Mary Carroll and family, Long Island, NY. Other nieces and who will celebrate his promo tion to heaven are Arthur Mims, Jr. of Chicago, U. S. Army MSG Frances Butler of Oklahoma, Michael Jackson (Carla), VVayne JackSon (Mary), Timothy McFadden (Angie), Leonard Lovett, Jr. (Karyen), LaChell Jackson (Kevin), Kevin and Todd Jack son of Austin, TX, Christopher Butler of Charlotte, NC, Derek Washington of Maryland, Domenique Green, Dominique and Arthur Mims, IV of Chicago, Kaylen and Leniya Lovett, U. S. Army SPC Tabatha Loyd (Brandon) of Colorado, Rashard Jackson of Titusville, FL, US Army SGT Richard Parker, Jr. of Mary land and Angela Parker of Greenville, TN, Russell Adams, Jr., Janna V. Wright, U. S. Army SGT Jarvis Manning of Korea, Mikquan and Mikera Br9wn and Keith Spain; cousins, Willie Mae Ivison and family, Robert Ivison, Paul Sheffield, Annie Mae Drayton and family of Jamaica, NY, Daisy Lee Coleman and family of Brooklyn, NY; and a host of other relatives and friends. The remains will repose after 5 p.m .. Friday, December 28, 2012, at Ray Williams Fu neral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY VVILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com MS. SWEETIE MAE LARRY Ms. Sweetie Mae Larry of Tampa, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012. Funeral services will be con ducted Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 2 p.m. at First Bap tist Church of Lincoln Gar dens, 4025 West Palmetto Street, pastor, Rev. Anthony Greene. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Sweetie .Mae Larry was born August 26 1931, in Tampa to Ralph Todd and Arlena Sibley. She was a dedicated mem ber of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens; joining under the leadership of Rev A. W.Greene. Sweetie Mae was known for her sense of humor and her great cooking, especially her sweet potato pies and dressing, and her endless love and devo tion to her kids and grandkids. Sweetie Mae departed her earthly home on December 24, 2012. She was preceded in death by: her parents; sisters, Ozie B. Williams, Curstine McVVhite, Christina Kilpatrick, Eartha Mae Sibley, Coletha Lucas and Johnnie Mae Dean; husbands, Leroy Sanders and Oscar J. Larry; niece, Minnie Martin; nephew, Alphonso Williams; great niece, Jennifer Jackson; best friend, Fannie Miller; daughter, Mazie Sanders; and grandson, Akia Sanders. She leaves to cherish her precious memories: siSter, Katie Mae Hall; 3 daughters, Delores Todd, Bernell Arm strong and husband, Wilbert, and Sandra -Purvis and hus band, James; 3 sons, Johnnie L. Sanders, Dorsey Sanders, Jerry Sanders and wife, Anethia; grandchildren, David Gallon and wife, Veronica; Lekesha Armstrong, Kendra Armstrong, Shamekia Keaton, Shontae VVhite, Shanta Sanders, Shameka Jackson, Thomeka Jackson, Sequoia Sanders, Dorsey Sanders, Jr., Sanders, Charnise Sanders, Zhalarina Sanders, Tab-jay Sanders and Javaris Henderson; 29 great grand children; nieces, Emma Mc Neil, Ollie Williams, and Evelyn Rouhlac; nephews, Ike Williams and wife, Sharon, and Eugene Williams and wife, Mayola; great nieces, Clara and husband, Ralph, Barbara, Faye, Yolonda, Angie, Zondria, Kim, Petrea, Danielle and Peaches; great nephews, Joe, Larry and wife, Debbie, Curtis and wife, Connita, Otto and -wife, Cathy, Robert, David and wife, Brandy, Alvin and Anto nio; special friends, Betty Daniels and Jackie Taylor; and a host of other sorrowing rela tives and friends. The remains will repose after 5 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012, at Ray Williams Fu neral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY VVILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralbome.com MS. TIQUANA L. 'TEE-TEE' WILLIAMS Homegoing celebration for Ms. Tiquana L. "Tee-Tee" Williams of205 West Haya Street, Tampa, who passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012, at St. Joseph Chil dren's Hospital, will be held at 11 a. m. on Saturday, Decem ber 29, 2012, at St. John Pro gressive Missionary Baptist Church, 2504 E. Chipco Av enue, Tampa, with the pastor, Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks, officiating. Interment will fol low at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. She was preceded in death by: her grandfather, Frank Harris; great Leonard J. Walters, Sr., John Richard Brown, Sr. and Mary E. .walters; aunt, Dina Williams; and cousin, Ronald R. Brown. Ms. Williams leaves tocherish precious memories with: her mother, Rosita L. James; father, Earl J. Williams, Sr.; stepfather, Joseph Robinson, Jr.; siblings, Demarkus James and wife, Erica, Earl J. Williams, Jr., D'Shea J. Williams, Keshawn J. Williams, Kavony M. Williams and Olivia Freeman; grandparents, Florence L. Williams, Emmitt James and Annie lnell Brown; aunts and uncles, Cheryl Troupe, Hosetta Troupe, Otis Troupe, Reginald Troupe and wife, Lucy, Michael James and wife, Brandy, and Lawrence N. Copeland, Sr-. and wife, Cookie; great aunts and uncles, John R. Brown, Jr. and wife, Bernice, Leonard J. Walters, Jr. and wife, Pat, Eloise Dudley and husband, Jeremiah, and Lillie Woods of Atlanta, Geor gia; nieces and nephew, Damari James, Trent Tripp -and Akela Simmons; cousins, LaToya Palmore, Shanika Robinson, TaWanda Troupe, LaWanda Troupe, ToLanda Troupe, Aarop. Brookins, Demetrius Brookins, Mario Cover, Jennifer Brown, Jarvius Brown, Christian Brown, Briana James, Henry James, Michael James, Jr. Rico Andrews, Ricardo An drews, Robinesha Sherman, Damion Young, Ren'nesha Wenser, Tanya Copeland, Sherrica Copeland, Wendy Carter and husband, Oscar, Tanesia V. Judkins, Lawrence N. Copeland, Jr., and Preston Judkins; and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends. A n ative of Tampa, Ms. Williams had resided here all of her life. She was attending C. Leon King High School until her health failed. She was a member of St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. The remains will repose on Friday, December 28, 2012 from s-9 'p. m. and the family will receive friends in the Chapel from 8-9 p. m. Friends are asked to assem ble at the church on Saturday at approximately 10:45 a. m. "A VVILSON SERVICE" www.wilson-funeralhome.com r-0 U) m z :::! z m r-ID c: r r-!!l z ., c: I:D c U) ::1: m c m < m -t c: m U) ,.. z c c C) m ..... cp ,..


Funerals/Memoriam C: Green moved to his parentage of Charlie and W heavenly home on Thursday SeayinAmericus, Georm morning, December 20, 2012, gia, on October 21, 1939 :::!!: at 10:35 a. m. at his home with She had resided in the W his family at his side. Tampa area for over 40 years 0 Green was preceded in coming from Americus, Geordeath by: his daughter, Pat-gia ......:trese (Jackie) Green; parents, She was a member of St. <( Girard and Daisy Green; and Mary Missionary Baptist C wife, Wilma Green. Church, under the leadership 0: Mr. Green will always be re-of Rev. Wallace Bowers. LL membered for his "kind and The remains will repose on lovingways. Friday, J)ecember 28, 2012, c a: LL c z w c w :I: en ::::i m ::l ll. z i= w ...J ...J ::l m MR. NATHANIEL G. (NAT) GREEN Homegoing celebration for Mr. Nathaniel G. (Nat) Green of Tampa, who passed away while under the care of LifePath Hospice, the Indigo Team, will be held Saturday, December 29, 2012, al 2 p. m. at New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2511 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa, 33605, with Rev. Redmon, officiating, and Rev. Allen Cusseaux, eulogist. Interment will follow in Park Cemetery. Mr. Nathaniel G. (Nat) Green was born May 24, 1916 in Tampa, to the late Girard and Daisy Green. He grew up in Hyde Park and litter relocated to the Belmont Heights area. He was a graduate of High School, where he played football as a running back and earned a scholarship to for his basketball abilities. After completing his sophomore year, he was called to serve his country from 1942-1946 in the u. s Army during World War II. After returning home, he married his high school sweetheart, Wilma Stanley, in 1946. This union was blessed with one beautiful daughter, Pattrese. Green received Christ at an early age and joined New Zion Baptist Church in 1 9 3 8 and served on several Boards, to include: Usher Board #2, Purple Lily, Pulpit Aide, The Golden Gems, Safety Patrol/Custodian for 30 years and continued to serve Christ and h i s church until his health began to fail last year. ...J He was also a Charter MemW her of Builders Of Better CitiZ zens, a member of the i= American Legion, Post #167 ffi and the International Brother en hood of Electrical Workers,

MARLO GIBSON 1978-2009 Dear Baby Girl, even after 3 yelll,"S, you are as much alive in us as ever., and we find peace knowing we will meet again on that Beautiful Shore. Merry Christmas, Sweetie. Your loving family forever. BElATED BIRTHDAY MEMORIES YOLANDA Y. MORROW a.k;a., Baby 12/12/64-12/12/12 Seasons come and go, but memories last forever. Love: mother, Carolyn; sisters, linda and Shavette; brothers, Norris, III and Norris, II; children and your two grandsons. We stay strong for God and you. It's been 18 years. IN MEMORIAM KATRINA DENISE.STILUNGS March 24, 1959 -December 31, 2010 If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. Love you: Merna, Mark, Vester, Shanna, Uncle Earthie and oth-ers. 'TEN YEARS WITHOUT MY MOTHER' MOTHER MINNIE KENNEDY Sunrise: May 1, 1909 Sunset: December 31, 2002 Mommie, you taught me to be a strong woman. Though honey, it's been very complex for me these 10 years. My heart remains empty without you Jtere. December 31, 2002, early morning, you kissed me goodbye. Sleeping quietly, you left your baby. Mommie, I love you and thank you for being who I am today. Goodnight Mommie. Remaining in the garden of love, your Heavenly Home. Always. your baby,.Brenda. I love youMommie. Robert, your presence, culture and the contributions that were made by you are lost and can be replaced. (") m 3: tD m ::0 What you brought to our family and the community is gone. We, as a family, still grieve for 1\> you and take this time for remem-o brance. Your body may have run its course, but your soul lives forever Because we love you and share your memory, you are never truly gone. ROBERT D: CLARK Your legacy lives on in your sons,. daughter, grandsons and granddaughter and generations to come. Gone, but not forgotten. IN MEMORIAM JOHNNIE MAE BLOCKER 12-28-10 ., r 0 en m z -t z m r aJ c We love you, but God loved you best, and that is why He called r you home to rest. r You are truly missed by: your loving husband of 52 C.; and your children, Clevetta, .Joan, Cleveland and Marvin; grand z and great grand; and the rest of the family. c 5 We spend time with you. Arranging a fitting tribute is important to you, and you don't desetve to be rushed. FUNERAL HOME 3IXXJ N 29th St Tampa, FL 33605 (800) 605-3350. (813) 248-6125 www.wilson-funeralhome.com Wayne tBright Manager aJ r u; :::1: m c m < m -t c m en c )>' z c ., ::0 a


20121n Rev1ew N r N a: As the 2012 year comes to :E a close, homicide statistics W continue to be a point of 0 w interest for law enforcement agencies, whose officers put their lives on the line to pro9 teet citizens. fE Below is a recap of the solved/unsolved homicides of2012. c a: I.L c z a: w > w c w ::z::: en :::::i m :::: a.. z ..J ..J :::: m ..J w z i= z w en

Crime ::u Three Teenagers 1n custodv, Fnh sought In Robberv 01 Bicvclist TELVIN WRIGHT Tampa Police report that three teenagers have been arrested, and a fourth is being sought after a boy rid ing his bicycle on Christmas Day was robbed. Police said the robbery occurred at 4:15 p. m. at 40th Street and Knollwood. According to reports, Telvin Wright, 15, Quwandre Smith, 17, and Tyler Johnson, 17, along with a fourth teenager, robbed the bicyclist of his shoes, bike, and money. Police responded to the incident quickly on foot, and with the help of a police heli copter and police dogs, they were able to arrest the three teenagers. QUWANDRE SMITH TYLER JOHNSON The fourth teenager is described as 16 to 17 years old, 5'9" or 5'10" tall, weigh ing 170 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black and yellow Nesquick jacket and jeans. Fight Ends In Stabbing Death WUIS MATOS, JR. LAKELAND -Lakeland Police report that a man is facing a murder charge after he fatally stabbed another man during a fight Sunday. According to reports, 41-year-old Louis Matos, Jr., and 51-year-old Clarence Montgomery were arguing outside a home in the 6oo block of North New York Avenue. CLARENCE MONTGOMERY The argument turned physical with Matos pushing Montgomery. Montgomery then reportedly used a knife to stab Matos in the chest, police said. Matos was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Montgomery was arrested and charge' d with second-degree murder. Man Slashed With Box cuner ROOSEVELT SCOTT Tampa Police reported that an unidentified man was hospitalized Monday morning after he was slashed with a box cutter after a verbal dispute. Police said they found 20yea_r-old Roosevelt Scott after responding to a disturbance in the 3200 block of East 21st Avenue. Scott's injuries are serious, but not life threatening, police said. Masked Suspects Sought In East Tampa Shooting Tampa Police are searching for two men who were involved in a Christmas Eve shooting. According to reports, at 4:01 p.m., Angel Perez, 25, was smoking a cigarette behind the strip mall at 2705 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard when he was confronted by two masked men. Police said one of the men pointed a gun at Perez, and the two men began to wrestle over possession of the gun. During the struggle, Perez was shot in the shoulder with the bullet exiting his back. After being hospitalized, detectives said Perez told them he had cocaine, that was later found in a white Chevrolet Impala Perez was driving. The cocaine weighed 9.3 grams, and was phiced into evidence. Perez was also in possession of $1,159 that was seized along with the vehicle The suspects in the shooting were described only as two Black males wearing masks. No information was released regarding charges against Perez. UNCLE SANDY ... History will have to record 5, 9, 12, 15 that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition 17, 22, 25 was not the strident clamor of bad people 29, 30, 34, 37 but the appalling silence of go.od people 39, 43,47 50, 6 one Man Dead, Second Wounded In Stabbing Incidents c m 0 m m m ::D Hillsborough County Sheriffs deputies report that one man is dead and another is hospitalized after two sepa rate stabbings Sunday night that deputies believe may be related. At 7 p. m. Sunday, an unidentified 19-year-old man entered the 7-11 at Waters and Lois, suffering from several stab wounds. About an hour later, Ovidio Sanchez, 45, was found lying in a drainage ditch in the same area, dead from several stab wounds. Investigators believe the incidents may be related and ask that anyone with informa tion call (813) 247-8200. Police Search For Man Who Shot At Theil During Arrest ST. PETERS .BURG-St. Petersburg Police are search ing for a man they said shot at several officers Wednesday morning. The incident occurred just before 5 a. m. in the 4200 block of Fourth Avenue, South,, and no one was injured. Officers had tracked a hitand-run suspect to a house, and as they arrested a person in that case, a man in a dark vehicle circled the block sev eral times, shouting threats at officers. Police said the man drove into an alley, and that's when the gunshots started. Several officers heard the gunshots, and one was positioned at the back of the house when he reported bullets passing over his head. None of the officers returned fire, police said. A police supervisor saw the suspect vehicle minutes later traveling north on I-275, but lost of it after it exited at 22nd Avenue, North. According to spokesperson, Bill Proffitt, the incident began at 3:45a.m. when offi cers spotted a vehicle driving recklessly near the Obama TRAVIS BRUCE Convenience Store, 1400 18th Avenue, South. Police said the car had com., mitted two hit-and-run crashC: es involving property damage. Almost an hour later, several en residents called to report % hearing gunshots. Police spotted a man breaking windows m at 4248 Fourth Avenue, < South, with a heavily damaged vehicle parked in the < rear. Officers confronted the man inside the home, Travis Bruce, 22, and he was arrest ed on charges of driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of a crash, resisting arrest, and crimi!lal mischief. -t c: m (/) c )> z c Police Said Man Broke Down Door, Pointed Gun At bGirltriend :!! c WINTER HAVEN Winter Haven Police are investigating a report that on Christmas Eve, a man kicked in the door of his former girl friend's apartment, and pulled agunonher. Police said at 1 a.m., Andree Romeus, 21, went to Abbey Lake Apartments where his former girlfriend lives. According to the report, Romeus broke down her door, pulled a gun on her, and then took items belonging to her while damaging other items. Romeus fled, but police were able to quickly locate him. When he was found, he reportedly had a stolen hand gun, more than 170 grams of packaged marijuana, Xartax pills, digital scales, and other ANDREEROMEUS drug paraphernalia on him. Romeus was charged with armed burglary of a dwelling, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft, possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of a controlled substance, grand C) theft of a firearm, criminal m mischief, and possession of drug paraphernalia. ):.


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FLORIDA SENTINEL__ -. FRJDAY DECEMBER 28 2012.... Bh. JANUARY Two days before Christ mas, Vanessa Cephus learned that her termination as a HART bus driver had been overturned. She re turned to her position as bus driver. Raheem Morris was fired as the Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team. Leon Washington, 41, was arrested after he tortured and scalped his girlfriend. City Council members unanimously to rename a walking trail at Woodlawn Terrace Community Center in honor of community ac tivist Ruth Fleming. RUTH FLEMING Mrs. Fleming is the president of the Woodlawn Terrace Homeowners Associ ation. Court appointed Attorney Grady Irvin requested that the conviction of former County Commissioner Kevin White be overturned or a new trial granted. The judge rejected both requests. White was convicted in November of six charges per taining to bribery and cor ruption. He was also convicted of making false statement to federal agents and sentenced to 3 years in federal prison. Preston Cook was cho sen as the new Hillsborough County Director of Emer gency Management. Henry Ballard retired as the Office of Diversity Serv ices (OSD) Manager for the Hillsborough County School District in June. However, after his retiremen.t, Ballard went public with allegations of retaliation, unfair pay, and discrimination. Bob Samuels became a first-time author when he wrote his book as a cancer survivor chronicl ing his life. The book is appropriately titled "Don't Tell Me I Can't." Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake, former U. S Con gress m a n and pastor of the 20,000 member Greater Allen A.M. E. Cathedral, Ja maica, NY, was chosen as the keynote speech at the 12th Annual Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Leadership Luncheon. Longtime city employee Ken Perry filed a lawsuit against the city alleging age discrimination. Attorney Julie Sneed was elected as the president of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She is the first African Amer ican woman to serve in this capacity. A retired military man re ceived a prestigious award after being nominated by his daughter. Theodore Milton, Jr. received the distinguished award for outstanding serv ice t9 the United States Army, military veterans and his country. He received the "U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute." Komlan Anyinefa, anative of Togo, West Africa, came to Tampa in May of 2007, having completed his education in his native coun try. He learned that his cred its were not transferable to this country and he would have to start over. On January 10th the Legal Assistant major on began his internship at the Hillsbor ough County Property Ap praiser's Office. His goal is to become an attorney. He will complete his internship on May 1st. Hillsborough County Cir cuit Court officials decided the first of four murder trials for murder suspect, Dontae Morris would be for the rob bery and murder of a man outside a Tampa nightclub. According to police, during the early morning hours of May 31, 2010, Rodney G. Jones, 41, was shot and killed. He was leaving the Cotton Club, 2405 W. Albany Street, at the time of the shooting. FEBRUARY James Tokley, Sr., Poet Laureate for the City of Tampa, was chosen as the African American honoree, and Ms. Carmen Santana Telesca was chosen for the Hispanic honoree for the 108th Annual Florida State Fair Wall of Fame Dr. Will Harris is t h e Chief of Gynecology and is serve in this capacity. He began working at the hospital in 2004 when the Gynecol ogy Department was estab lished as a part time department. Recently the family of Mrs. Veola Nelson Pope presented a check for $364,519 from her estate to Bethune-Cookman Univer sity. MARCH Elder Roland H. Oliver, Sr. passed away Fri day, March 2, 2012, at Man atee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 53 years old. The Sulphur Springs Head Start Center renamed in honor of Deborah MeN air Calhoun. Ms. Calhoun died suddenly January 26th at her home. She was 58. ANDREW JAMES Former Belmont Heights Little League coach, An drew James, passed away Monday, March 19th after suffering a massive heart at tack. He was 77. APRIL Members of Tampa Or ganization of Black Affairs as they continued efforts to help the community find ways to restore classic R&B and com munity talk show ming to Bay area air waves. The Natiop.al Bar Associa tion (NBA) hosted its Annual Mid-Year Conference at the Hyatt Regency. Several local attorneys and judges were among the award recipients. Atty. Carolyn House Stewart, the Honorable Mary Scriven, the Honor able Alice the Honorable Karla Foreman Wright, Atty. Marilyn J. Holifield, Atty. Bishop C. Holifield, and Tony Dungy were recipients of the Gertrude E Rush Award Re cipient. Atty. Lansing Scriven, Atty. Grady Irvin, Jr., and ATIY. CAROLYN HOUSE STEWART Atty. Larry D. Hardaway were recipients of the Her man Marion Sweatt Award. Freddie Jeffery, Jr., died after crashing into a fence post while riding his 4wheel drive He would have celebrated his 39th birthday the next day. ROBERT DIXON, JR. A tragic accident at a Florida Port left a Tampa longshoreman Robert Dixon, Jr., dead. The acci dent took place on Monday at Port Manatee in Manatee County. Eugene Danzey, popu lar Tampa businessman who became the owner of the first African American owned and operated radio station in the Tampa Bay area died. Mr. J. (Jake) Eugene Danzey died at the Hospice Wood side Hospital, of respiratory failure. On Thursday, May 18, 1995, Carlos Cummings was going to a neighborhood store between 9 a.m. and about 10:45 a.m. Having been suspended from the school bus he missed school that day. As the child at tempted to cross E. Chelsea Avenue at N. 39th Street, he was struck and killed. The unidentified driver never stopped and the case remains open 17 years later. Ebonere Monique, owner of the boutique ghost writing firm, 'Mama I Want To Write,' was named the winner of the 2012 Black En terprise $10,000 Elevator Pitch contesf. JUNE SAMMIE LEE PHILMORE, SR. A memorial service was held for Sammie Lee Philmore, Sr., a retired law enforcement officer who broke color barriers during his career. He was employed by three law enforcement agencies during his career. Mr. Phil more died on June 21s t after a lengthy ill ness. He was 85 years old. When President Barack Obama visited Tampa in June, a crowd of nearly three thousand people waited hours to hear his mes sage. Members of two churches had the honor of performing for President Obama. Members of the Beulah Insti tutional Baptist Church Male Choir s ang the national an them Rev. Dr. W. James Favorite is the Senior Pa s tor. Representing Pastor Greg Powe, Senior Pastor of Revealing Truth Ministries were members of the Mighty Marching Lions Drumline. Band Director Antwaun Underwood directed their performance. Gary Nor man is the Assistant Band Director. JULY Rogers Park Golf Club the only African American golf course in Tampa, was nominated for historic preservation. Church of God In Christ Superintendent Anthony P. Conage passed away Monday in St Petersburg. He was 56 years old. Superin tendent Conage was Sen ior Pastor of the Queen Street Church of God in Christ, St. Petersburg A Tampa woman who has been very active in the com munity died suddenly on July 6, 2012, of a heart attack. Mrs. Dorothy E. Har mon's death followed that of her husband, Elder John I CONTINUED ON PAGE 12-B I


N fi Features a: w m ::E w 0 w c Knollwood Manor Hosts Second Annual Health Fair The management staff volunteers from KnollManorwilljoin Tampa Health Centers in their second annual 1uoau.11 fair. The health fair will be Saturday, January 12th 9 a. m until 2 p. m. at wood Manor, 6801 Diana Court. According to organizers, participants in the 2013 health fair are : Mental Health Care County Commis-sioner Les Miller City Councilman Frank Reddick Tampa Police Capt. IRc>cky Ratliff, Ill Tampa Police Lieu-tenant, Eric Ward School Board memO Doretha Edgecomb ii School Board mem u. 0 Susa Valdes Z State Representative, c( Reed Nancy Parente:of the 5}1AIZD4einler Association W Children's Board member, Robert "Pete" rt Edwards w > Coimty Commissioner LesMiller 'City Councilman Frank Reddick Tampa Fire Chief, Thomas Forward Venessa Rivera of the .H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Nancy Millan, Department of Motor Vehicles Matt Gulley and Art of Tampa Family Health Centers Dr. Dexter Fredericks of the James A. Haley V .A. Hospital Legon of Lifelink Yuri of Vision Works (Vision Screening) Alexis Graham of Buddy's Home Furnishings N. Youngblood, Central City YMCA Michelle Garrett, Mental Health Care Sch.Board M'ember, Doretha Edgecomb-Tampa Fire Chief, Thomas Forward Lalita Lovett, City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Carlos Rosario, Florida Blood Services This is not an event only for residents of Knollwood Manor. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a great opportunity to meet resi dents of Knollwood Manor, and from the community There will be free health screenings face painting for the kids, free food and drinks, entertainment, and an opportunity for everyone to meet their local elected of ficials. For more information, contact Bill Sims at (813) 503-1973 1 w -------------------------------------------------, c w ::1: tn ::::i m z ffi ..I ..I ::::) m ..I w z w tn c( c a: 0 ..I u. BLICKLAWFIRM Helping the Hurting Accidents Injury Criminal DUI Harram Temple No. 23 Elects Officers For 2113 Harram Temple No 23, Inc (Prince Hall Shriners) held the election of officers recently and returned Noble Byron K. Johnson as its Il lustrious Potentate. Other officers elected to the 501(c) 3 organization are: Nobles Tony Downing, Chief Rabban; Lesley Miller, Jr., Assistant Rab ban; Andrew Bemiett, High Priest and Prophet; Darrell Thomas, Oriental Guide ; Alejandero Kelly, Treasurer; Steve Lawson, Assistant Treasurer ; Terrance Dennis, Recorder ; Arthur Jacobs, Assistant Recorder ; Bernard Gray, First Ceremonial Master ; Anthony Holloway, Second Ceremonial Master; David L. Northern, Jr., Marshal ; Derrick Gaither, Captain of ILLUSTRIOUS POTENTATE BYRON K. JOHNSON ... the Guard ; Wayne L. Kellogg, Outer Guard; Steve Lawson, Advisor to the Court; HenryS. Segar, As sistant Advisor to the Court ; and Past Potentate (PP) Ronnie Souter, Ad vi sor to the Illu s trious Potentate State & Fed W. C Claims Certified by an State Uni vers ity All Job-Related In uries Change Treating ysicians Collect Back Pay Hostile Work Environment W.C./ Race Discrimination 505 East Jackson st. Suite t303 aantst.n BuHclng Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 387 BANKRUPTCY -Stop Forec1cM1uN & Cndltor's H..........t REAL ESTATE LAW FAMILY LAW Arres t ed and Concerned About Y ou r Legal Rights? C al l T anya Dugree (813) 418 5 2 53 Paym e n t P l ans Available With N O C R EDIT CHECK


Features Citv To Review Contracts With Non-Profit Groups BY LEON B CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter The Tampa City Council has requested a review of all of the contracts they have signed with non-profit organ izations and other groups. The request was made after it was discovered that the Steward's Foundation, who signed a 25-year agree mept with the city in 2003 for use of the Julian-B. Lane Riverfront Park, had de faulted on terms of the agree ment. Addressing the Council on behalf of Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City Attorney Jim Shimberg said the Mayor wanted no action taken against the Steward's Foun dation. The foundation defaulted on the agreement that said they had four years to build a 6,ooo-square-foot boat house, complete with sleep ing areas for traveling teams, a kitchen, and storage. Councilwoman Lisa Montelione and Councilman Frank Reddick felt that would set a bad precedent. "If we allow this founda tion a pass, what's to stop .other organizations with city contracts from doing the same thing," said Council woman Montelione. "I know there must be others who have not com plied with the terms of their contract, and I want to know what, if any, action was taken against them. Councilman Reddick said it's also important the city review the deals it has with other groups to see if they are in default before making a final decision re garding the Steward 's Foun dation. Mayor Bob Buckhorn said he expects the Steward's Foundation to play a major role in the future of the park. West Riverfront Neighborhood Association and Crime Watch President, Ms. Ruth McNair, said she did not know about the agreement with the Steward's Foundation, and Councilman Reddick said he'd also like to find out why the swim ming pool wa.S removed from the park. TAMPA ORGANIZATION OF BLACK AFFAIRS (TOBA) REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. UNSUNG HERO AWARD The MLK Unwng Hero Award is presented to individuals who have significanlly contributed to improving the quality of life in our community by giving of themselves in time, dedication, influ.nce, service lind commitment. Nomination must include: Nominee's Name and maiHng address Reason for Nomination (100words or less) Name and address of person making nomination Send your nominations to: UNSUNG HERO AWARD C/OTOBA PO Box3486 Tampa, FL 33601 All nominations must be received by Monday, December 31, 2012 The Unaung Hero winner will be recognized t TOSA' 33rd Annul Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. BIN#cfaat 1 Mont!ay, January 21,2013 Omega Chapter Awarded Volunteer Organization 01 The Year From left, William Cade, Omega Psi Phi Fraternjty Pi Iota Chapter Health and Homeless Initiatives Coordinator, James Green, Jr., Basileus/President; and Jack Garrett, Homeless Coalition Hillsborough County Program Manager. On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, the Pi lota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was awarded the Volunteer Organization of the Year. Nearly 200 people were in attendance for the Homeless Coalition's Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony The event was held at the historic Centro Asturiano in YbOr City. A selection committee of Homeless Coalition Board members awarded the chapter a plaque to acknowledge their contribution and/or participa tion during the Homeless Memorial Services Homeless Count, Annual Luncheon Set-Up, As., sisting with Clothes Distribution and others. O The Hom eless Coalition's "Volunteer Organi:rJ zation of theY ear recognizes a group that 5 has helped to. provide assistance and support. ,., William Cade, Pi Iota Chapter Health and en Homeless Initiatives Coordinator stated "this award honors and ackndwledges one of our Car-4 dinal Principals of "Uplift," to prevent and end homelessness in the community." (Photo by r Julia Jackson) CD c: r r-It's Pos To Bala It All .. Family+ Career+Edu z ., c: CD r-c;; :t m c m < m -4 c: m en c ,., z c ., :!! C


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. N to voluntarily yield control. Christ has for the church Parents who live a life pleasa: Therefore, wives submit you know that it is not selfing to God make decisions yourselves to your own hus-ish, self-seeking, or self-cen-that are best for you in the ::E bands as unto the Lord (vs. tered. Husbands must have long run. 22) is not to suggest that this same attitude towards The lesson to fathers women become this weak their wives. Ultimately, he (parents) is, do not live your >;' individual with no voice or must be willing to give his life in a way that will make iC choice. It rather encourages life for her. children desire to do the Following-His bample her to make a voluntary Relations hips of any kind wrong thing. Sometimes as u. choicetoyieldcontrol to her are riot about power. Relaa parent you can have so This week's lesson pro vides the church with in sight and examples on how to love one another through Christ's love for the church. People will model their way of treating one another based upon the examples set before them. Christ is the church s perfect example. 'Ephesians 5:18-33 and 6:1-4 teach the church how to love one another as brother and sister and as husband and Wife. In these verses the first thing said is to be not drunk with much wine, but be filled with the spirit (vs. was that there were some who were drinking in ex cess, getting drunk. Paul therefore recommends to them not to be drunk with the wine of the world, but rather be filled with the spint. Being filled with the spirit will bring far greater results than being drunk. 18). During this period -it Q was customary for individu. als to drink. The problem LL He encourages believers to submit themselves one to another hi the fear of God (vs. 21). Being submissive does not mean that you are weak or you are under the control of someone else. If you submit to someone you are making a choice and not being forced. Being submis sive simply means that you are going to make a choice Q z Ill( Q (/) w :l I-ii: w > w Q w l: (/) ::::i m :l a. z i= w ..J ..J :l m ..J w z i= z w (/) a: 0 ..J LL m I CD w CJ 0.: SERVICE TIMES Sunday School 1 0 A. M. Mom ing Service 11 :30 A. M. Evening Service7:30 P. M. Bible Study luesday Evening Bible Band7:30 P. M Thursday Evening -YPVI/VI/-7:30P M 1st And 3 rd Friday Evcni Women's Outreach 7:30 P. M. MOUNT PLEASANT M. B. CHURCH 2002 N. Rome Avenu e (Corner of Rome Ave. and Spruce St.) P.O. Box 4724 Tampa Dr c. T. Klltdand, Pastor Tel: (813) 253-5714 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 WORSHIP11 A. M 1ST SUNDAYS -5 PM Family Series Hour (B. T U ) 6 Supper (Communion) TUESDAYS 6 PM Prayer Service 7 PM -General Bible Study 7 PM -Youth Bible StuQy TAPE MINISTRY Order On Une At Web Site Or Call Church WEB SITE: MtPieasantMBChurch.org husband as we all would to tionships must be about tight of a hold on your chil-the Lord. submission and love. Peo-dren you make them sneak This is the pattern of life ple in the church must learn around and do things beali believers should exhibit how to be submissive one to hind your back. towards God. Not submit-another as well as love one If every time they ask you ting your life .to the Lord another. to do something or go somebrings the same problems He moves to teach -aleswhere and your answer is when either husband or wife son for parents and chilno, eventually they will stop will not submit to one andren. Children, obey your asking and sneak around other. It is interesting how parents in the Lord,for this doing it anyway. God does men (who are in the church, is right (vs. 6:1). Then,Ja-not put his children in a powhich is the bride of Christ) thers do not provoke your sition that makes them want will not submit to God, but children to wrath: but bring to be willfully disobedient always want women to sub-them up in the nurture and When we all follow the mit to them. admonition of the Lord (vs. examples and teachings of Paul then shows how sub-4). Christ, we will see that life in mission relates to love. As Children, it is pleasing to the church, in the home, and the woman is submissive to God and right in His eyes for in the family will be sweeter. the husband, the husband you to obey your parents. Learn to live your life fol-must love his wife as Christ Being obedient to parents lowing the examples of loves the church (vs. 25). will prove to be better for Christ and you will see it When you consider the love you than being disobedient. makes a difference. Sunday School-9:45 a m Morning Worship -11 a.m Evening Worship 5 p m ; Prayer Meeting Tuesday7:30 p .m. Visitors Are Welcome! GRACE MARY MISSIOIARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3901 N. 37th St (813) 248-3n9 B.DER THOMAS 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. larnlna warshiP .. "-------"11 aJR. Praver service, Tuesdav.-------8 PJD. Awana Bible SludJ, TUesdaJ--1:31 PJR. Bible StudY, Tuesdav.------------1 PJR. I CanOe All TliniiS nn Chllst Which .............. lt.PIIII--4:13 BROWN MEMORIAL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 2313 E 27th AVE. (813) (813) 2416902 WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday School ..... 9:30A.M. Sunday Morning Worship ... 11 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship .... 7:30P.M. Morning Prayer (Tuesday-Friday) .. .. 9 A.M. Wednesday Night Worship ..... 7:30P. M BISHOP MATTHEW WILLIAMS Pastor "A Church Where The Love Of God Flows And The Holy Ghost Is In Full Control."


F rogress Village News Progress Village Wishes A Happy New Year. Please Remember "Jesus" Is The Reason For The Season!! December Birthday Celebrants Happy December birthday to the following cele brants: Jaylen Bertha Edwards, Xavier Floyd, Sherry Johnson, Theo King, IV, Vernell Barnum, Janie Adams and Wayne E. Carter. Happy birthday wishes go out to Mrs. Juanita Banks, who celebrated her natal day on December 24, 2012. Hope that your day : was all that you wanted it to be The big "81!" May the Lord continue to bless you with many more birthda ys!! Sending a very special birthday wish to our cousin, Keith M.cNair in Mt. Dora, Florida. He will be celebrat ing another year in a few days. We love y ou and wish you the best. From y ourfam ily in Tampa. Happ y belated birthday is extended to Ms. Pamela Ennis, who celebrated an other year of life and shared it with family and friends. May God continue to bless you with many more birthdays!! Unspoken Prayer Request We have an unspoken prayer request for the fol lowing families: the Jelks, Wiggs, Biggs, London and Haley. Sick And Shut-Ins Let us keep the sick and shut ins in our daily prayers: Helen McMillan, Joe Williams, Peretha King, Ralph Williams, Willie Mae Wright, Evelyn Mobley, The Rodgers Family, Richard London, Sr. and Clarence Vickers. Deepest Sympathy We exterid our condo lences to Mr. Charles Roberts and family due to the passing of his niece, who lived in Americus, GA. The funeral was held on December 18, 2012. May you seek the Lord for comfort, guid ance and strength during this time of bereavement. Aritha Scott Banquet The 27th Annual Aritha Scott Citizen Banquet spon sored by the Progress Village Civic Council was held Sun. day, December 9th. Over 100 seniors at tended, enjoying a feast of turkey, ham and all the trimmings. Sharon Seabrook was a masterful Mistress Of Cere mony, keeping the crowd laughing. A beautiful mes sage was shared an array of models showcased hats to adorn their Sunday Best. Linda Washington helped entertain the guests. Lavyonne Culbreath and her team did an outstanding job in recognizing the sen iors. Thought For Today don't need more strength or ability or greater opportunity. What we need is to use what we have." Scripture (Psalm 23.6) !< c m 0 m 3: m m :a Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long F.Y.I. Remember our helper in the kitchen, Shu-Lon 's Kitchen at 813-741-9760. Please keep President Barack Obama and family in your prayers. Also our servicemen and women, homeless and those incar cerated. Call your news for Progress Village and sur rounding areas into Gloria McNair-Johnson at 813. 380-0341. N 0 -N r-0 :a (/) m CHURCH DIRECTORY z -t z m r-ST I JOHN CATHEDRAL 3401 E. 25th Avenue, T ampal Fl (Comer Of 34th St. & 25th Ave.) Phone: (813) 248-3737 Or (813) 248-3651 Fax: 242-8016 Careline: 248-HELP Sllldar. TuesdaJ: a-. Eddllllwm, Sr. Pastor WEEKLY WORSH. SCHEDULE 8 :00 A. M. Spiritual Enrichment 9:45 A.M. Sunday SchoPI/ Orientation 10:45 Worship Service (Youth Church 2nd And_3rd Sundays) 12:00 Noon Intercessory Prayer w/Bible Study Wednesday: 5 :30 P M.Free Tutorial 6:45P.M. Mid Week Service Email Us At: stjministries@aol.com Mission Statement: A Church of the inner city reachingout to the community by ministering to the whole man." Outreach Ministry: NOAH COMMUNITY, INC./ HOUSEOFLYDIA NEW FRIENDSHIP M.B. CHURCH 3107 E. Lake Ave.* 248-4127 Weekly Activities Slflday Ctudl School 9 : 30A.M Morning Worship 10:46 A BiJie Class 4 : 30 P : M Evening Worship 5 P M Wednes:iay Prayer Meeting 7 P.M Bible Study 7 :30P. M NEW MT. ZION M. B. CHURCH, INC. 2511 E Columbus Or. (8'13) 248-8101 Of 247 REV. WALTER J. WIIJ.IAMS Pastor Emeritus Earty Morning Worship 7 :55A. M Sunday Morning Worship 9 :30 Morning Worship10: 55 A M Wed. Family Night 7 P M. FIRST BAPTIST CIRJRCII Of PRORSS VII AlE am Progress eMs r.,.._ R. 33619 "ChurGt\ omce: (813) 677 Pastor's omce: (&13) 672-0089 omoe: (813) 677,.5988 Fax: (813) 672-0514 .. EMall: fboopv@tampabay .rr.comDR. SMIIIAIWE!J., SR. Senior T eachlng Pastor Adult/Children Worsht p Times 7:30AM. & 10:55A.M 4 ;mi!fillullft Sunday :45AM Adult & Youth/Children Tuesday11 AM. -Adult Wednesday 7 P M Youth/ Children 7:30P M Adult Faith Bible lns6tute For : 8 1 Tim 1 :8) I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whoever liveth and believeth in me Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. YPWW 6 :00 P .M. Evening Worship 7 :00P. M TUESDAY & FRIDAY Evening Service 7 :00P. M m c rrm -t z ., c m r-c;; :::z:: m c m < m -t c m (/) -< )> z c 2:! c


N o Loca N co N a: w m :E w Shirlean Cobb Retires From School svstem z i: w -I -I :: Shirlean Cobb brought to a close 36 years of educating the children of Hillsborough County. A retirement celebration in her honor was held last week .at Kenly Elementary School. At the reception, Mrs. Cobb was escorted in by 2 of her grandsons, Keith and Karneron to the song, "Never Would Have Made It." Mrs. Cobb taught at Riverhills Elementary, then went to Egypt Lake for one year as an Assistant_ Principal; Riverhills as an Assistant Principal and for the last 10 years has been principal at Kenly Elementary. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Hillsborough County w Schools Area Coordinator, Assistant Principal Janet Matthews spoke to those in attendance. Z Anthony Satchel also spoke at the retirement reception. ST. JOI-tN 3401 25th Ave Bishop Eddie Newkirk, Pastor Adult Donation: $10 Advance $15 At the door Children (6-12): $3 At the door llarlelllller (813) 626-5601 Bro. David Bell (813) 735-3980 Sis. Gnce (813) 210.3324 Open Cafe On 34th St. Shirlean Cobb, right, _retired from Kenly _Elementary School. A reception was held on December 20, 2012. Shown with Mrs. Cobb are principals: Patricia McCants of Sheehy Elementary; Carolyn Hill of Just Elementary; and Bonnie McDaniels, who spoke on the honoree as a principal and friend. Former student Alexis McCants spoke on Mrs. Cobb. Retired sisters and former co-workers with Mrs. Cobb, Flora Poitier and School Board member, Doretha Edgecomb. Thursday, January 3rd (Friday Edition)_ The little drummers at Kenly honored their principal with their talents. Retired Assistant Principal Patricia Cooper and her sister, Carol Jarret shared-in the joy of retirement 4610 E. Hanna Ave. I Tampa, Fl33607 SERVANT CARNELL UPSHAW, Pastor/feather SUNDAY. DECEMBER 30TH REVIVAL TIME ILLUSTRATED SERMON 11 AM Sunday 4 PM Sunday >:: Illustrated Sermon: The Takers Scripture .... Proverbs 6:30, 31 THE TAKERS is intense, powerful, inspiring and renewing. Don't let spirituai11Takers" distrad or derad you on the road to destiny. In fad, become a yourself and through spiritually violent" faith, take back all the enemy has stolen from you. RD._ flED SillER$, IDJIIII CAIIELL_ UPSHAW Pastor Upshaw invites 111 ILAIE YELLOW JACim and 1HE MIDDLEtON TIGERS to be his speaalguests 04 PM Service.


Local African Student Association Hosts International Dance Festival On December 8th; the African Student Association at the University of Tampa hosted the International Dance Festival. This was a chance to bring showcase music and dances from around the world Some of the groups that kept every-Papa Ampopo, President of University of Tampa ASA was photographed with host Philippa Hatendi, who thanked everyone for coming out for the Festival. one dancing were BSU, BlackOut, University of Tampa' s ASA, USF s ASA, and World Drumming. World Drumming isa class offered at the University of (Photography by Toby Scott, of Chow and Scott Keepsakes). DJ Hafiz provided the music for the evening. Lekendra Upshur, Erin Charles, and Beverly Oboh came out to see a great show. Performing Joyeux Noel were Black Student Union members DeAira Anderson, Damara Donovan, Ashleigh Johnson and Anshanique Colebrooke. COLLEGE HILL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST_ 6414 NORTH 30TH STREET TAMPA, FLORIDA33610 WATCH-NIGHT SERVICE MONDAY, DECEMBER 31,2012 9:30PM WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR GOD' S MANY BLESSINGS THROUGHOUT 2012AND LOOK FORWARD TO A BLESSED 2013 BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THIS SUPERINTENDENT CHARLES DAVIS, Pastor USF's African Students Association (ASA) Entertainers were outstanding as they played and danced to the "Beat." Shown on the front row are : Ndidiamaka Nwanaforo and Erin Charles. Dascha Dorisma and Lekendra Upshur are on the second row. On the third row are: Hebrew Marcelin, Ketnie Aristide, Gary Desinord, Harrison Stubblefield, Olisaslash WisDom, Beverly Oboh and Obie Ofod. The University of Tampa BlackOut Dance Team closed the night out with. a high energy perfor-_ mance! Members of the BlackOut Team on the front row are: Ashley James, Jarietta Saulsberry, Alexis Spencer Anderson, and Cloe de Delva. On the second row are: Nasthalia Casimir, Patricia :!! Rodriguez, Brianna Simon, who is the President and Choreographer, and Kayla Felix. Imani Brathwaite, Ashaki Gibson, Khadijah Heyliger, D'mone' Clendinen, Kaiya Coursey, Jermany < Rogers, Courtnay Buntyn and Brandi Yarber are on the back row. Sunday, December 30, 2012 9:30A.M. ate iUbl New Year's Eve December 31 st Come worship with us beginning @9:00pm and fets continue praising GOD for His abundant grace!


; Women's FellowshiP Hosts Musical Program On December 16th the Yes U Can Women s Fellowship hosted a musical program featuring generations of praise. The event was held at Spririg of Life Church. The program showcased talents from singing, danc ing, and poetry. Ersula Odom revealed a set of mother to daughter generational love letters found during a recent genealogy search. Abdul Amerida, of Amerida Coffee, talked about the importance of trading with Africa. (Photographs by Toby' Scott, of Chow and Scott Keepsakes). MISSIONARY CHURCH DR. C. T. KIRKLAND & VICTORIA E. KIRKLAND Featured Guests for the MOnth of January 2013: Jlmlli&I'Y 5, 2013 0 6:00 PM 29th Pastoral Anniversary Musical Program Sister Sadie Perry, Anniversary Musical Sunday, January 13, 2013 0 3:00 PM Pre-Anniversary Service Celebration Rev. H. D. McFadden Pastor Of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Tampa Saturday, January 19, 2013 0 5.-GO PM Pre-Annlvenuity Banquet 1732 W. Spruce St Aaron Bumey/GW Mitchell Fellowship Hall Adult TICkets: $25 Children 12 Years & Under Sunday, January 20, 2013 0 3:00 m 29th Pastoral Anniversary ceJfebll!tic)n o Guest Minister: Rev. Dr. Jimmie L nn.:un;,n; The Greater New Jerusalem .Milssic>nal C!J lakeland, Fl Joyce Braswell, Charonda Mosley, Betty Fletcher, Glynis Jones, and Sarah_ Merrell, of Cross from Jehovah Praise, kept the congregation moving with their song, 'Leaning on Jesus Sol Singletary, Minister Keith King, Elbert Ford, Marty McHenry, Pastor Johnnie Miller, Sidney JoneS, and Jerry Neal, of Friendly Missionary Baptist Church, "The Miller Male Choir,") were outstanding in their performance of "Silent Night," Elder William Gatewood, of Embodiment of the Believers of Jesus Christ, simg "If it had not been for Jesus I don't know where I would be." Lamar RobinsOn sang "Oh how I love JetrUS." ABDULAMERIDA \ Vision in Motion members Dariona Lambert, Shakiya Stevenson, Toreneshia Knighton, and Tralicia Eason per-formed during the event. Christ of Calvary Community Church 1934 W. Main Street Tampa Florida 33607 Bishop Philip F. Tucker, Sr.; Founder (813) 238-9551 Speaker: Minister Darius Washington ACOJ New Season Ministries Theme: Get Back Up Again December 30, 2012 4:00pm Guest Artist Julius Wynn, Orlando FL Mentors For Ministry Zaeshu Oliver & Jeromecia Brantley Jasmine Gued


Local Shear Excellence Hair Academv leads Bv Example Shear Excellence Hair Aca demy is a family owned and op erated business that puts God first in all things. Leading through an example of honesty and integrity, they have been richly blessed, so they may continue to be a blessing to the local Tampa Bay community. Shear Excellence Hair Acad emy is fully accredited and offers programs in cosmetology, re stricted barbering, and nail tech niCian. Students learn the fundamentals of hairstyling, cut ting, coloring and chemical ap plication. The school also functions as a full-scale salon and all services are performed by students, under the supervision of instructors. Both the cosme tology and barber programs typically take students 10-12 months to complete, while the nail tech nician program takes only a few short months. This educational training ground prepares graduates to be come licensed professionals. They gain the skills and creden tials to become stylists, salon owners, educators, and thriving beauty industry entrepreneurs. Shear Excellence graduates are amply prepared to pass the Florida State Board Exam, and a large percentage of graduates pass the State Exam the first time. Job placement assistance is available for students who com plete the program. Our graduates go on to become master stylists shop managers ad salon owners they also have a wide variety of non-traditional options available to them when they become li censed be;mty professionals. Giving back to the commu nity is a priority for the academy owners, staff and students. This spirit of philanthropy has lead to regular participation in commu nity service activities, events, and organizations. Students regularly A couple of students at Shear Excellence showing off theirwork. provide haircuts to patrons of Metropolitan Ministries and The Children 's Home. The school hosts a yearly "Back To School Bash, feeds families in p.eed during Thanksgiving, and does a annual Christmas toy drive. The school has also worked with Tampa Crossroads to feed mili tary families in need. This spirit of philanthropy is part of the cul ture and creed of students, own ers and staff. Shear Excellence Hair Aca demy is also the home of "The Dollar Hair Cut. Every W ednes day and Thursday any cut, every cut, is just 1 buck. Then on Baby Boomer Fridays, everyone 55 and older can get a Dollar Cut as well. The beauty i ndustry is one of the last to feel the pinch of a re cession. No matter what else is going on, people want to look and feel good Gainful employ ment and job security are only two of the benefits of choosing a career in the beauty industry. The sky is the limit when you can make others look good and feel good. Reporter Leon B. Crews can be reached at (813) 2480724, or e-mailed at lcrews@tlsentinel.com, or noelswerc@gmail.com. PATRICIA DAW.SON, Criminal Defense, Family Law & Personal Injury Cypress Point Office Park 10014 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 101 Tampa, FIQrida 33618 (813) 386-5730 Former Hillsborough County Prosecutor-Depu'fy Chief Christmas Gatherin 31 Islanders 11 The Caribbean Host Christmas Partv !< c m 0 m 3: m m ::D More than 200 guests attended the Islanders of the Caribbean Am; mal Christmas Party held at the home N of Carlos and Marcia Williams. C On the menu were: curried chicken, rot _i, barbecue chicken, curried goat, fried bakes salt fish, souse, fried rice, fruit salad, potato salad, fried turkey, ham, pigtail soup and wings. (Photos by Julia Jackson) g James attended the islanders' ChristmaS party. PERSONAL INJURY & AUTO ACCIDENTS BARBAs SANDERS BUTLER&;HOVSEPIAN .aroaNBYS AND COUNSBLOB.S Kr LAW Jimmie Butler Automobile Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Slip and Fall Wrongful Death 1802 WEST CLEVELAND STREET TAMPA FLORIDA 33808 813-254-6652 Katherine Agllano Boat/Jet Ski Accidents Defective Producta Allln)ury Claima Free Information Coocemlno & El!peflenee Available Upon Requeet. The hiring of an attorney Ia 8!11 mportant decision 111at shOuld not be baeSad solely l4lOII adYeniMmienla. em. deckle _. 111 to send )'011 free written lnlormatlon 1\) "11 ::D c .... .... I Ill


N ,... I CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-B I ffi W. Harmon, Jr., by 3 months. She was 85 years wold. 0 James C. Preston, Jr., Prosecutor for the U. S. Dis >;' trict Court, Middle District of Florida, announced plans to a: retry Ms. Cortnee Brant ley. Her first trial ended with a deadlocked jury. Ms. Brantley was linked to the murders of two Tampa police officers. Mr. Simon Johnson died on July 18 at the age of 77. He was employed at the Florida Sentinel Bulletin from 1957 ).mtil1995 He was assigned to the Production Department and later became a Pressman. AUGUST Funeral services for Orenthal James (0. J.) Murdock, a young profes sional athlete who died were > held. Ms. Altamese Sauna: ders passed away on two d ays after attending a con cert with her family in Clear c( water. She was 83. Her daughter, Karen SaunC ders, said her mother's ffl death came as a shock to the ::;:, entire family, because her 1doctor had just given her a "clean bill of health on July 19th during a visit. W City Council members ap fiJ proved without discussion, ::z::: the tentative settlement between a former Tampa Police iii Captain and the City of Tampa. The settlement z ended a lawsuit that spanned ti ...1 syears. MAYOR BOB BUCKHORN Mayor Bob Buckhorn said the City has agreed to pay former police Captain Marion Lewis $350,000. The presiding judge over the lawsuit must also ap-SEPTEMBER prove the settlement. The Tampa Housing Authority learned that they would receive more than $1 million for one of its programs targeting youth. The funds are earmarked to continue the success of the pro gram. A well-known Tampa businessman, union leader, and politician, died Wednes day morning after a lengthy illness. M:r. Perry C. Harvey, Jr., died two days before his 82ndbirthday. Over 6o years ago, Dr. William W. (Billy) Andrews decided he wanted to become a physician. Now, Dr. William W. (Billy) Andrews ended his career of nearly fifty years in East Tampa. A Tampa native, Dr. An_ drews and his brother, the late Mr. C. Blythe Andrews, Jr., were the only ...1 ::;:, m .;., w z FOR SALE w en c( c a: 0 ...1 .w. w..v.w".w' '""'""' ;;.;'""'""' ,';"#' Power Win.ctow$1$tMrins = ,.h .... w "" ......... -----'" Make An Offer! Aak.ForTerry or Ad.ttm!l DR. WILLIAMW. (BILLY) ANDREWS two sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Blythe (Johnna) Andrews. Gerald Honeywell had his first experience in en forcement as a Shore Police man while in the military Years later, he joined the Tampa Police Department. After 30 years of being a City of Tampa employee, Honeywell retired as a major. He is tlie last member of his Tampa Police Academy graduating class to leave the de partment. Hillsborough County Commissioner AI Higginbotham, District 4, and the Board .of County Commis sioners voted to direct the Hillsborough County His toric Advisory Council to create a historical marker in Bealsville community, recog nizing the original 12 founders. J Bealsville, which is miles south of the City of Plant City, near the intersection of Horton Road and State Road 6o, was founded in 1865 as Howell's Creek. Many _of the current resi dents in the Bealsville community can trace their ancestry back to the found ing families. The second round-up of Operation Rainmaker," on going investigation identified fifteen suspects involved in tax fraud. Last year, 40 sus pects were arrested. OCTOBER native, Wayne Brookhis, 68, died suddenly. He had worked for more 30 y,ears as a city employee. Mrs,. Iselyn Dallas is a 51-year-old wife and mother, But, that is her chronological age. The popular Nurse Prac titioner will also say that she is 6 years old because she has been a Caijcer survivor for 6 years. Last April, seven-year-old Zhanaye Williams left home en route to her bus stop. However, she never made it. Police said the child attempted to move a huge gate that encloses the park ing lot at the apartment com plex where she lived, and it fell and crushed her. She died of head trauma. Her mothe_r filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Brookside Apart ment, soo8 Sierra Place, and its management, Franklin Street Apartment Management Services. In 1949, six African Americans applied for admission to the University of Florida School of Law (UF) a state university. They were denied. However, a lawsuit led to the creation of the Florida A & M University School of Law, and the even tual defeat of the Jim Crow laws pertaining to admission to white state colleges and universities. The UF Association of Black Alumni, in conjunction with the Levin College of Law, and the University of Florida Alumni Association celebrated the historic vic tory by commemorating the soth Anniversary of w. George Allen's graduation. Allen became the first Black to graduate from the Univer sity of Mrs. Carrie Blount Williams is a feisty and spry 103-yearold, born in Eleck, Alabama in the year 1909. She became a registered voter in the late 1920s and has voted in every election since the years of President Calvin Coolidge. James McAllister, a popular Tampa resident who served as one of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin's photographers, died ofa gunshot wound. Mr. McAllister was 77 NOVEMBER Mrs. Candace Crossley gave birth to fier second daughter, Catelyn, on the side of the Interstate while en route to the hospital. Catelyn arrived two weeks earlier than expected. More than 92,000 people cast ballots during the first five days of Early Voting. The Hillsborough County Super visor of Elections has also re ceived an additional117 595 Vote By Mail ballots. Although Early Voting will continue until 7 p.m. ; Satur day, November 3 \ the Su pervisor of Elections said the preliminary election turnout is already more than 28 per cent. Marvin Knight, and members of the Hillsborough County Coalition of Con cerned Citizens, in conjunction_ with other organizations held a day of activities to kick off Early Voting. On November 6th, voters throughout the country casts ballots for the presiden,tial election. The voters returned President Barack Obama to the White House for a second term. Lewis Brinson, Superintendent of the Administra tion for the Hillsborough County Public School Dis trict, in conjunction with PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA other educators, will host a "Let's Connect To Save Our Sons" Young Men s Forum. During the two-hour the group invited pastors and members of their congregation and neighborhoods to attend. Members of Allen Temple A. M. E. Church, Tampa, held a "Welcome Service for their pastor, Rev. Dr. David Green, Sr., and his family. Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, Jr., pastor of St. Paul A. M. E. Church, Jacksonville, was the guest minister for the event. West Tampa Black Business Owners Association President, Dr. Bennie Small, said after reviewing the West Tampa Chamber of Commerce's plan for the re development of West Tampa, he was angry. DECEMBER During the Hillsborough County Branch of the NAACP elected new officers to serve for the next two years. Mrs. Carolyn Collins was chosen to serve as President of the organization for the next two years. Others elected were Joe Robinson as 1 s t Vice Presi dent; and Dr. Natasha Goodley as the 2"d Vice President. Ms. Pat Spencer retained her position as Secretary, Ms. Ella Coffee was chosen as the Assistant Treasurer. Executive Committee Members At-Large are: Ms. Pauline Cole, AI Davis, Rev. Shafter Scott, Ms. Saba Baptiste, David Denson, Carlos Gill, Dr. Arlessa Kubon, and Steve Marshall. The Florida Highway Pa trol, said a bus belongingto the First Baptist Church of College Hill, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 4 in the center ,lane when its driver, Martin Rufus Silas, Jr., of Seffner, lost control of the bus due to a medical emergency. The bus came to rest on the center guardrail and Mr. Silas was transported to a local hospi tal, where he died. Hillsborough County Attorney Barbara Pittman was appointed to serve on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Florida Supreme Court justices selected her to serve on the board.


Health Clear Your Thinking Health men, women and children who take daily mul tivitamin/mineral supple ments will have improved cognitive performance. Women and children who take a multivitamin/mineral show increased accuracy and speed when multitasking. Men who take high doses of B-complex vitamins have better cognitive skills, are less tired mentally and more vigor. The Tolin And Fat Connection Pesticides, toxic chemicals and heavy metals consumed through foods that contain pesticides affect your body The higher the pesticide levels in your blood, the slower you burn calories when sleeping (when most of your calories are burned) and while you're sedentary. Choosing organically grown foods can support weight loss by reducing the body's toxin buildup. Whole Grain Goodness Eating whole grains is an important part of a healthy and balanced diet. When grains are processed, it reduces their nutritional power. The benefit of eating whole grains is that they are absorbed more slowly by the body which helps prevent sugar and insulin spikes. So, to get the most nutri tion out of your whole-grains meals, eat organically grown. Heart Your Toothbrush The better your relationship With your dentist, the healthier your heart. Having your teeth cleaned at least once during a 7-year period can reduce your risk of a heart attack by 25% and a stroke by 13%. The more often you Visit the dentist, the lower your risk because you reduce the chance that bacteria will slip into your bloodstream via diseased gums. You should brush twice daily for two minutes, floss for five, have your teeth cleaned at least once a yea,r and load up on green tea its anti-inflammatory properties may reduce the ef fect of bacteria on your teeth and gums. The Side EHects 01 Being Online \ You're on your computer all day at work. If you're like most people, you're constantly monitoring your smartphone as you type on your computer. Then, once you get home, you surf the web while you watch your favorite TV shows. This kind of device jug gling is a ubiquitous prac tice, and one that has a name: Researchers call it "media multitasking," and warn that it might actually be affecting your mental health. Earlier research has linked information overload-caused by too many devices spitting out too much stimulus-to both de pression and social anxiety In the meantime, what should you do while re searchers figure it out? Taking frequent breaks from daily inundations of infor mation certainly won't hurt. Get Your Mind Right These foods can help you stay sharp, focused and get your mind right. Blueberries help protect the brain from the damage caused by free radicals and reduce the effects of age-re lated conditions like Alzheimer's or dementia. Olive Oil is a great source of monounsaturated fats, which have been shown to actually slow brain aging. So next time you're making your favorite pasta dish ... throw a little olive oil on it! Wheat Germ is a healthy grain and a rich vegetarian sourc;e of choline, which is a nutrient that is involved in the body's production of acetylcholine, a neurotrans mitter that boosts memory. Adding this food to your diet can help you keep all the wonderful memories you'll make living a long and healthy life. Avocados are great brain food. Avocados are full of monounsaturated fats that improve vascular health arid blood flow to the brain, mak ing them the perfect addition to a brain healthy diet. Dark Chocolate is healthy for your whole body. Its caffeine plays a role in maintaining mental acuity. So the next time you're looking for a sweet snack, eat some dark chocolate. 50ut016 These are your odds for receiving a correct diagnosis to a health problem, after asking friends about it on Facebook, ac cording to a study published in the Danish Medical Journal. Laughter is an immune system booster. 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Nr----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FYI Are You Satisfied With Your Anornev's Pertormanceil A criminal defendant at a rece.nt federal trial in Chicago was strapped to a wheelchair because he repeatedly interrupted by objecting to nearly every thing and at one poil}t tried to walk out of the courtroom. As a result, the judge had the courtroom staff strap him down to a wheelchair to eliminate the threat that he would try to escape Nearly all of this happened in front of a jury that was going to decide whether to convict C him or find him riot guilty. The question becomes, is the way to tell the judge whether you are satisfied with your attorney's perfor mance? The obvious answer (J) is no and I suspect that this particular case involved tmany unreported mental ii: health issues. w However, everyday all around the country criminal c defendants are convicted or plead guilty and sentenced to many, many years in prison while they sit by idly and say nearly nothing to the judge even though they are unhappy with their attorney's performance. Before a criminal defendant makes an important decision in his or her case, the judge will likely address the defendant directly .and ask whether he or she is satisfied with the attorney's performance. I have personally witnessed several instances where the body language of a aefendant says one thing and his words say another : In other words, it is painfully obvious to everyone present in the court' room that the defendant is not satisfied with his or her attorney based upon the defendant's body language or long pauses before WE BU. Y $3 .000 UNK CARS CASH & UP answering, but he or she verbally indicates satisfac tion with the attorney. I cannot emphasize enough to readers how important it is to tell the court that you are not satis fied with your attorney if the court asks you about it before making a decision. The reason it is so important to speak up is because if something bad happens in your case and you do not say anything to the judge at the appropriate time, you will be very hard pressed to win on appeal, or later change the outcome. The appellate or reviewing court will only have access to a court reporter transcript and only verbal answers are reflected in transcripts, not body language and long pauses before answering. Theoretically speaking a relationship between a client and an_ attorney should never get to the point of this having to happen, but the reality of the criminal law world is that it h!lppens quite often to attorneys who take on too many cases and do not spend sufficient time with a client. Back to the defendant who was strapped to a wheelchair ... in-court outbursts and rude interruptions are never the way to address attorney. client relationship problems. If you or a loved one find yourself in this situation, you need to speak to your attorney first and get answers to questions. Second, speak to ybur attorney again if you are not satisfied with the initial answers given. If problems remain, then politely tell the judge about your issues when asked, before making any important decisions in your case. It is your liberty that will be affected; not your attorney's. Criminal defense attorney Tim Bower Rodriguez is a former Miami prosecutor, and handles primarily fed eral criminal defense trials and appeals. Bower Rodriguez, PA, invites your criminal law questions by submitting an online inquiry on their website at www. boiverrodriguez.com or contacting him at 601 N. Ashley Dr., Suite 310, Tampa, FL 33602 (813-3847555). Often, many relationships and marriages are destroyed because individuals do not know how to manage their emotions. When individuals criticize, judge and retain resentments intimacy and close ness crumbles. Managing emotions is the key to building a healthy and long-lasting marriage and relationship. Oftentimes, disagreements occur not necessarily because of what was said, but how it was said. Body language is considered a form of communication and should be monitored during interactions. Once an individual's heart has been broken the relationship may .never be restored. Yet, an individual can heal from damaged emotions; however, healing is a process that requires time. Moving beyond the pain of the past requires forgiveness. The journey of healing begins when a deci sion is made to forgive. This means letting go of hurts, offe nsives and wounds of the past. Forgiveness is a conscious decision an individual makes to amend offenses." Letting go of the past is the solution _to healing and managing_ your -emotions The unwillingness to forgive holds individuals captive and hinders personal growth. Fear produces emo timial pain arid is associated with anxiety disorders and medical problems. Fear is an emotion and once it takes control a person is miserable. The Holy Spirit can heal damaged emotions and restore broken marriages and relationships. Emotions play a vital role in individu als having a happy, healthy and successful life. Emotions include, love, joy, fear, happiness and sadness. God created each of us to be relational and ultimately, what we all want is to be loved. First; love and forgive yourself for shortcoming. Lastly, love your neighbors. Love is a spirit and the energy connects two souls. Managing emotions is essential to becoming a free-soul that can love and forgive others without judgment. Emotional healing comes from God and obey ing His Word will result in peace mind and joy "If you love me, you will obey what I command John 14:15, KJV. Dr. Reba is the author of the Covenant Connection Your Best Marriage Now. Dr. Reba can be heard at Covenant Family Church at 6323 US Hwy 301 in Riverview, FL every Sun!].ay at 10 a.m. Join Dr. Reba Friday Night @ 7 PM, January 18, 2013 for the Relationship/ Marriage Enrichment Seminar. For more information visit www.rebabaley.com. The SllnHnlll Will Have Amended Holiday Hours and Street Distribution. Distribution New Years Week: Sunday, December 30th (Tuesday Edition) Thursday, January 3rd (Friday Edition) Copy Needs To Be In 1 Week In Advance. Office Will Be Closed New Years Eve a New Years Day.


:!! Peterson, Gerald Lewis, extended to Minister Shaw-NtifShout-Out ;;< Meet&Greet Luncheon Held We Care Services, Inc., Celina Okpaleke, President/CEO and the Lakeland Housing Authority (L.H.A), Benjamin Stevenson, Executive Director, have joined forces to provide supportive services to the families/senior residents of (LHA) and the community. On Tuesday, December 11th, a meet and greet luncheon was held to introduce the new collaboration to the community. Because the strong focus Of We Care will be seniors, the host-site of the luncheon was The Manor at Renaissance Community Room. The Manor is a 78 unit high-rise senior apartment building. After the welcome and occasion were extended to the guests, Lakeland Police Department's Dr. Greg Robir..son rendered a Prayer which was followed by the Blessing of the Food by LPD's Officer George Edwards. Mayor Gow B. Fields and celina Okpaleke were joined by Earl W. Haynes, Carlos Pizarro, Commissioner Michael Pimentel, Commissioner Edward Hall, and Commissioner Dorothy Sanders, during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first flood office where We Care is now locat ed. Remarks were given by Mayor Fields, who also presented a Key to the City of Lakeland to Okpaleke. She was elated! As the guests enjoyed lunch, Okpaleke shared All About We Care Services, Inc. Remarks of encouragement and appreci ation was extended by LHA's Commissioner Michael Pimentel, Earl W. Haynes, Resident Services Director and Carlos Pizarro, Housing Director. Everyone enjoyed a delicious lun.ch prepared by Fred's Market and served by the volunteers of We Care and New Life Outreach Ministry, Inc. of Lakeland, Larry Mitchell, CEO. Among the guests in attendance were: Darnetha Sanders, Eneida Espinosa, Carlos Soto, Maximina Rodriguez, Shirley Straun, Leah Hoosier, Evelyn Emmett Burgess, Officer Jerome Kite (Dec. 6th) and Cynthia Sharp, LPD; his wife, Theresa Kite (bee. Robin Fuller, Mike Vege, 1 8th). Julie Davis, Inter-Act May the Lord continue to Alliance; Mrs. McMillon, bless each of you with many Faith in Action-North moreyearsoflife. Lakeland; Laticia Cason, PACE Center for Girls; David Simpkins, 21st Century Community Learning Center; Keith Boyd, Polk County Health Department; Kancylin Stone; Linda Silas, City of Lakeland; Sandra Donaldson, Avon, Inc.; Mamie Johnson, Julio Rivera, and Hilda Causey. Condolences Extended Shaw-Ntif Talk extends heartfelt condolences to Mother Princess Fortson, the Fortson Family and the remaining family and friends of the late Mr. John Henry Smith, who recently passed away. May the Lord comfort and strengthen each of you. Happy Birthday Shaw-Ntif Talk extends HAPPY BIRTHDAY 'Y'ishes to Lakeland gentlemen, James Bennett. (Jan. 2nd); and Bishop John W. 'Bobby' Smith (Jan. 5th); Shameka Dickerson 4th); and Bartow gentleman, Maurice Johnson (Jan. 7fu). Belated birthday wishes are Welcome Back! A Shaw-Nuf welcome back is extended to Ms. Nedra Butler, CEO of New <;;reations, II, who recently rejoined the Florida Sentinel Bulletin vendor list in Polk .County. You can now purchase The Sentinel, every Friday, at New Creations, II, located at 708 N. Massachusetts Avenue, in Lakeland. Thanks, Nedra and again, welcome back! Polk Advertisers/ Distributors Sought The Florida Sentinel Bulletin is in s earch of advertis-ers and distributors in the Polk County area. Are you interested in advertising your business, church, orga nization, community events, employment opportunities, etc., in the Sentinel or having the Sentinel available .for purchase at your church, agency or place of business? Yes!.. then contact me (Cynthia Zorn-:Shaw) at (863) 513-8437 or Darlene Thomas at (863) 513-2178. c "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the m Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans m to give you hope and a :a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV N This week's Shaw-Nuf Shout-Out extends wishes N for a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the readers of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin and Shaw-NtifTalk. May the blessings of the Lord be upon each of you and your families during this year and in the years to come. And we hope that your Christmas was filled with the love, joy and peace of the Lord. As we cross over into a new year, a new decade, a new season of life, remember ..... Jesus is the reason for all of the seasons, not just at Christmas time, but every day! Happy 2013! Happy New Year! Talk To Shaw-Ntif r 0 :!! Shaw-Ntif Talk wartts to en hear from you. Share your m exciting news and/ or photos of your celebr-ations, special z events, birthdays, anniverJ!! saries, weddings, family m reunions, etc. with the readC: ership of the Florida J= Sentinel Bulletin and Shaw-NtifTalk by sending z an e-mail to: shawouftalk@yahoo.com or calling (863) 513-8437. -a c: m r c;; :::1: Celebration Held For Retiring Judge m c m < m BY CYNTHIA E. ZORN-SHAW Polk County Columnist On November 14, 1995, The Honorable Judge Timothy Coon made histo ry, becoming the first African American lo be appointed to the county judicial bench in Polk County, Florida After a little more than 17 years, Judge Coon is retiring. His educational resume' gleams his successful graduation of: Rosenwald High School where he served as Salutorian of his graduating class, the United States Air Force (USAF) ..: serving more than 31!2 years during the Vietnam era; Gulf Coast Community College, University of South FloridaB.A., and Florida State University College of Law Doctorate of Jurisprudence -June 1978. Judge Coon began his legal career as serving as an Assistant State Attorney in the Polk County State Attorneys Office, as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General in the USAF, a :ssigned to the Base Legal Office as an Attorney at MacDill Air Force Base in 1

National : Gone Too Soon m :e w 0 w c >"' C( c a: I.L Ana Grace Marquez-Greeri, 6, is shown here with her brother, Isaiah; their father and jazz musician, Jimmy Green; and mother, Nelba. Ana Grace was in the Dec. 141 h mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. 2 Firelighters Fatallv Shot At Blazing NY Home c a: I.L c z c( c UJ w :::l tw > w c w UJ ::::i m :::l D.. z ...J ...J :::l m WEBSTER, NY-A gunman ambushed four volunteer firefighters responding to an intense pre-dawn house fire Monday morning outside Rochester, N.Y., killing two before ending up dead himself, authorities said. Police used an armored vehicle to evacuate more than 30 nearby residents. The gunman fired at the firefighters when they ar rived shortly after 5:30 a.m. at the blaze near the Lake Ontario shore in Webster, town Police Chief Gerald Pickering said. The first Webster police officer who arrived chased the suspect and exchanged gunfire with him, authorities said. ...J "It does appear it was a trap" for the first responders i= to the fire, Pickering said Z at a news conference. w f.P Authorities didn't say how c( the gunman died or whether c ii: anyone might have died in 0 ...J I.L the fire itself. One of the dead firefight ers was also a town police lieutenant; it wasn't clear whether he returned fire. An off-duty police officer who was driving by was injured by shrapnel, Pickering said. The fire started in one home and spread to two oth ers and a car, officials said. The gunfire initially kept firefighters from battling the blazes. Police say four homes were destroyed and four damaged. Mandela In Hospital over Christmas JOHAN NESBURG_ South Africa's president says former leader Nelson Mandela spent spend Christmas NELSON Day in the MANDELA hospital. The presiden{!y says in a statement that Mimdela's doctors confirmed the news on Monday. The anti-apartheid figure was admitted Dec. 8 to a hospital in Pretoria, the South African capital. He was diagnosed with a lung infec tion and had a procedure to re move gallstones; officials have said Mandela. is improving and is responding to treat ment. Woman Arrested After Threatening To Kill lids Willi Shovel A Pennsyl vania woman has been charged with making terroristic threats, stalk ing and haSIMONE L. rassment after BROOKS she allegedly threatened to kill elementary school children at a bus stop near her home. According to police, Simone L. Brooks1 35, threat ened to ki'l the children with a shovel and allegedly per formed a "simulated strip tease" in a towel

II NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAXDEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF HOLDINGS Ill LTD #16329 the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows : Folio No.: 110214.0006 File No.: 2013-63 Certificate No.: 232850-10 Year of Issuance : 2010 Deecriptlon of Property: PRINCESS PARK NO. 1 PART OF LOTS 20 21 AND 22 BLOCK 6 OF PRINCESS PARK SUB DESC AS: BEG AT NE COR LOT 20 RUN W ALG N BDRY OF SO LOT 90.67 FT FOR POB S 15.36 FT S 39 DEG W 50.45 FT S 14 .83 FT E 1 27 FT S 66.03 FT W ALG S BDRY OF LOT 21 20 FT N 66.02 FTW5.74 FTN 16.83H N 39 DEG E ALG PARTY WALL & EXT 45.19 FT N 17 .40 FT E ALG N BDRY LOT 20 27.86 FT TO POB AKA DESIGNATED LOT 'C' 6616 CORRECTING 5598 PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 12/65 SECTWP AGE: 11 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : THOMAS MARTINO, TRUSTEE Said property being in the County of Hillsborough, State of Florida Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium, 2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Courthouse 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa FL 33602 on the day of January. 2013, at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale location). Dated this day of oecember, 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate In this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service Is needed ; If you are hearing or voice impaired; call 711. For Your Convenience .The Florida Sentinel Bulletin Accepts VIsa, Ma5terCard American Expi'II$S And Debit Cards NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAXDEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF HOLDINGS Ill LTD #16329 the holder of the following certificate has filed said certijicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certijicate number and year of issuance, the description of the proper ty, and the names in which lt was assessed are as follows : Folio No.: 111144.0000 File No.: 2013-62 Certificate No.: 232901-10 Year of Issuance: 2010 Description of Property: CYPRESS ESTATES LOT 18 BLOCK 6 PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 11/85 SEC TWP AGE: 16-29-18 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed: SHARON FINN BRUNO SKOCZVNSKI Said property being in the County of Hillsborough State of Florida Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at ihe Jury Auditorium, 2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Courthouse 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa FL 33602 on the Htb day of Januarv. 2013. at 1 0:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813) 276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale lOcation). Dated this day of December. 2012 PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276"-8100 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service is needed ; if you are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. II HOME FOR SALE II Temple Terrace 3/2/1 -1 ,548 Sq. Ft. 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Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa FL 33602 on the 2!tb. day of Januarv. 2013. at 10:00 A.M, (NOTICE: Please call (813) 276 8100 ext. 4809 to verify s ale location). Dated this day of December, 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Flor i da OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance Please contact the Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. II USF Area 13050 N. 20th Street 2 Story 2 Bedroom Town home Free Water Optional Washer/Dryer Section 8 Ok Free One Month Only $685.00 Call 813-220-3633 .. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MACWCP II LLC #17913 the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Folio No.: 188399.0000 File No.: 2013-68 Certificate No.: 211205-09 Year of Issuance : 2009 Description of Property: WATCH HILL LOT 3 BLOCK 3 PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 01/34 SEC TWP AGE: 08-29-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed: MELVA BURCH WIWAMS MARGARET SANDERS ESTATE OF BURCH Said property being in the County of Hillsborough, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Jury Auditoriom 2nd Floor George E Edgecomb Courthouse 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa FL 33602 on the 2!tb. day of January. 2013, at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale location) Dated this day of December. 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. FOR RENT USF Area Townhouse Section 8 Accepted 2 Bedroom/2Y2 Bath Includes: Washer, Dryer Dishwasher And Water $900.00/Monthly Plus Deposit (813) 379-1000 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED II NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MACWCP II LLC #17913 the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows : Folio No.: 004339.9874 File No.: 2013-69 Certificate No.: 182746-09 Year of Issuance : 2009 Deecription of Property: CHARLESTON PLACE TOWNHOMES LOT 3 BLOCK 5 "PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 102132 SEC TWP AGE: 22-28-17 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed: LUIS A. CORTES Said property being in the County of Hillsborough, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the propertY described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium 2nd Floor George E. Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs. Street Tampa FL 33602 on the day of January. 2013, at 10:00 A.M. '(NOTICE: Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale location). Dated this m day of December. 2012, PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. 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It NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MACWCP II LLC #17913 the holder of the follow ing ceriificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued t h ereon The certificate number and year of issuance the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Folio No.: 152589 0000 File No.: 2013-75 Cert i ficate No.: 207404-09 Year of Issuance : 2009 Description of Property: BELMONT HEIGHTS NO 2 PB 31 PG 09 LOT 866 PLAT BOOK/PAGE : 31/09 SEC TWP AGE: 32-28-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : RETS GRIFFITH Said property being in the County of Hillsborough, State of Florida Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium, 2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Courthouse 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa FL 33602 on the day of January; 2013. at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verily sale location) Dated this day of December. 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Rorida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate In this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call711. 5015 North 29th Street 3 Bedrooms/1 Bath Washer/Dryer Hook-Up CHA, Double Lot $700 00/Monthly $350 00/Deposit Call (813) 209-3289 Very Cute Large Bungalow 3 Bedroorn/2 Bath 2 Living Rooms New Carpet And Tile Throughout New A/C $800.00/Monthly Call (813) 361-0663 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MACWCP II LLC #17913 the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate number and year of issuance the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows : Folio No.: 159060 0000 File No.: 2013-76 Certificate No.: 208284-Q9 Year of Issuance: 2009 Description of Property: GRANT PARK N 14FT OF LOT 20 AND LOT 21 AND W Yz OF CLOSED ALLEY ABUTIING ON E BLOCK 22 PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 06/30 SEC TWP AGE: 10-29-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : WEST BAY DEVELOPERS INC /TRUSTEE Said property being in the County of Hillsborough State of Florida Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium, 2nd Floor George E Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa FL 33602 on the day of January. 2013. at 10:00 A,M (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale location) Dated this of December, 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk s ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. Sulphur Springs Large 3 & 4 Bedroom/2 Bath Fenced CHA $800.00/Monthly Or $900.00/Monthly Section 8 Accepted (813) 503-5321 TAX DEEDS NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MACWCP II LLC 17913 the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon : The certificate number and year of issuance the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Folio No. : 187443 0000 File' No. : 2013-77 Certificate No.: 11045-o9 Year of Issuance : 2009 Description of Property: SANCHEZ AND HAYA REAL ESTATE CO' S REVISED MAP LOT2 BLOCK2 PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 04/49 SEC TWP AGE: 07 29 19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : THOMAS MARTINO, TRUSTEE Said property being in the County of Hillsborough State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property descr ibed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium 2nd Floor George E Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa FL 33602 on the H1b. day of January. 2013. at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale location) Dated this day of December, 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate In this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk s ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. HOMES FOR RENT 8420 North 15th Street 4 Bedroom/2 Bathroom House Central Heat/Air Washer/Dryer Hook-Up $950.00/Monthly Call (813) 61Q-4518 Contact LaVora @ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MACWCP II LLC #17913 the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate number and year of issuance the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows : Folio No. : 173539.0000 File No. : 2013-78 Certificate No.: 209539-Q9 Year of Issuance : 2009 Description of Property: CENTRAL VILLAGE LOT 5 BLOCK 2 PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 29/40 SEC TWP AGE : 08 29 19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : ANN DE MARIA Said property being in the County of Hillsborough, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium 2nd Floor George E. Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa FL 33602 on the day of January; 2013. at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276 8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale location) Dated day of December, 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Rorlda OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate In this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk's ADA Coordinator 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-81 00 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to tile date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. Seminole Heights Area Near Taco Bus 4 Bedroom/2 Bath Totally Remodeled Great Neighborhood $1,1 00 00/Monthly Plus Deposit Call (813) 601..;3101 Fax To: {813) 48-9218 or Email: ledwards@flsentinel.com NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED II NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MACWCP II LLC #17913 the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate number and year of i ssuance the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Folio No.: 158898.0000 File No.: 2013-79 Certificate No. : 208259-Q9 Year of Issuance : 2009 Description of Property: GRANT PARK LOT 16 BLOCK 1 0 AND W 'h F VACATED ALLEY ABUTIING THEREOF PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 06/30 SEC TWP AGE: 1 0-29 -19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : ALAN SCHREIER Said property being in the County of Hillsborough State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium, 2nd Floor, George E Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa 33602 on the day of January; 2013 at 10:00 A .M. (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext 4809 to verily sale location) Dated this !Ill day of December, 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate In this proceeding, you are entitled, at no to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk s ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 e xtenslon 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. 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January, 2013. at 10:00 A.M. en (NOTICE: Please call (813) 276 8100 ::J m ::: Q. z i= w ...J ...J ::: m ...J w z i= z w en C a: 0 ...J I.L ext 4809 to verify sale location) Dated day of December. 2012 PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs ariy accommodation In order to j)artlclpate In this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-81 00 extension 4205, two (2) days prior to the date the service Is n8eded; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, cell 711. 'II HOMES FOR RENT II West Tampa 3 Bedroom/1 Bath W/DHook-Up Central HeaVAir Fenced, Tiled Great Schools $895.00/Monthly Plus Deposit (813) 879-5959 HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY (AUTHORITY) Request for Qualifications Solicitation Number 12-411-o62 Project Number 5995 13 Sealed qualifications for Sustainability Master Plan will be received from firms by the Authority at Tampa International Airport Offices located at 4160 George J. Bean Pa. rkway Suite 2400, Administrative Building, Second Level, Red Side, Tampa, Florida 33607. Solicitation documents and detailed requirements will be available on the Tampa International Airport website at www.tampaairport.com, Airport Business, Notice of Solicitations no later than Tuesday, January 8, 2013. RFP #FY2012-RFP-Q9 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES Introduction In accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Handbook 7460.8 REV-2, Florida Statutes and with other appliCable laws, the Tampa Housing Authority (THA) formally requests competitive proposals from qualified, respons ible firms or ind_ividuals interested in providing Professional Legal Services for the Agency. A copy of this RFP can be ootained by visiting our website at www.thafl.cQ!T!/depts/purchasing; or by visiting our office located at 5301 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607. Sealed Proposals shall be received until 2:00 p.m. (prevailing Tampa, FL time) on Friday. January 11.2013 at 5301 W. Cypress Si., Tampa, FL 33607. Bids received after this date and time will be rejected. Written questions regarding this RFP. may be directed to Mr. Nicholas. W. Dickerson, Contracting Officer, by email at nlcholas.dlckerson@thaftcom no later than 12:00 noon, January 4, 2013. II APTS. FOR RENT Seminole Heights Area 1 Bedroorn/1 Bath $595.00/Monthly 2 Bedroorn/1 Bath $695.00/Monthly Plus Deposit Totally Remodeled (813) 601-31 01 Busch Gardens USF Areas Bad Credit? OK! FREE Application NO DEPOSIT! 1 Bedroom Tile Floors Central Air, Ceiling Fans $500.00/Monthly Water/Trash Included!!! 813-244-4551 II INVITATION TO BID Pursuant to Chapter 69-1119, Special Acts, Laws of Florida, sealed Bids will be received by the Director of Purchasing, City of TamP.a, in his office until: 2:30PM ON 1/17/13 PAINT, BODY & FRAME REPAIRS FOR 21h TON TRUCKS AND ABOVE PRE-BID MEETING TO BE HELD @ 9:30 AM ON 1/3/13 @ CITY OF TAMPA PURCHASING DEPT., 2ND FL., 306 E. JACKSON ST., TAMPA, FL then and thereafter to be publicly opened and read. Bid documents are available at the Purchasing Department (Phone No. 8131274-8351). It is hereby made a part of this Invitation to Bid that the submission of any Bid in response to this advertised request shall constitute a Bid made under the same conditions for the same_ contract price and for the same effective period as th.is Bid to all public entities ill Hillsborough County. Dated: 12128/12 Gregory K. Spearman CPPO,FCCM Director of Purchasing City of Tampa, FL 306 E. Jacksqn Street Tampa, FL 33602 II APTS. FOR RENT Busch Gardens Area 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Remodeled Apartment Centraj Heat And Air $550.00/Monthly $350.00/Deposit Call (813) 1413 E. Mohawk Newly Remodeled Courtyard Apartments 2 Bedroom Quiet And Peaceful No Application Fee Section 8 Welcome Serious Inquires ONLY! 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The chapter members of.The Links, Inc. hosted their an nual Christmas Party on December 2nd at the Airport Hilton The members and their guests dined and danced for a purpose Each member and guests was asked to bring a book written by an African American author 'for an elementary aged child. The books were taken to Sheeh y Elementary School. Sheehy, St. Peter Claver and Van Buren Middle School are the 3 schools wherethe Tampa Links mentor monthly. Ruth Duncan Bell is the chapter president Link members, Dr. Jacentha Buggs and Evelyn Bethune, the Christmas party chair. Mr. -and Mrs. Troy (Link Janice) Collier. Link members, Bessie Brown and Joan Dawson. Christmas party co-chair and her husband, Atty. And Mrs. Fred (Marlina) McClure. Tampa chapter president and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry (Link Ruth) Bell. Mr. and Mrs. Eric (Link Maria) Russ. Link members, Marsha Lewis Brown, Hosetta Coleman and Demoris Rhodes. Link members and their husbands, Mr. and Mrs. I.V. (Link Margarette) Spears and Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Link Barbara) Jackson. There is no better time to become a member of JSA MEDICAL GROUP! JSA M ed i cal Grou p is the area' s largest p ro v ide r of primary health care ser v ices to the Med icar e popul ation .:. and w e h a v e c o n v e nient l ocatjo n s r ig h t i n your community! JONADAB UZOHO, D.O.* Board Certified Famil y Medicine age wei ED C 0 E DOCTORS" 21981Stll Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 (727) 803 H U : Monday Fr' day: 9 am t o 6 pm SERVICES: Same Day Appoin!ments for Clrgenr Care, 2 4 Hour Physician On-call Availability, Well Woman Exams, Men's Wei !ness Exams and Saeenings, Dermatology Services, Diabetic. COPO & CardiovasaJlar Health Education, Sh.>ep Disorders, Bafance and Dizziness Oisoofefs AssesSffie!!t and Treatment, and more. BERNITA SANDS, M.D. Board Certifi d Internal Medtdne JS EDICL GROUP-91 R S EET (727) 527 7601 Dr. LK Jr. St. Ste. E, St. Pet rsb rg, FL 3 3702 onda y F r iday: 8 a to 5 pm SBMCES: mt' Day Appointmen f'of U rgent Ca 24 Uoor 1 ity, Woman Sfflices, AmeOTJriJj Fllarrna Sfflf(es, fJ and ffiPV Ed jSA Medical Group Affiliated Physrcian I Visit our website w.JSAMedicaiGroup.com to see all of our JSA Medical Group and Affiliate locations in your area!


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C\1 ,.... 0 C\1 i' N a: w m :IE w 0 w c c a: lL c a: lL c z <( c en w ::::) t-il: w > w c w ::I: ...J m ::::) ll. z i= w ...J ...J ::::) m ...J w z i= z w en .C a: 0 ...J lL FA STrAM The Tax Super s t ore GET UP TO $1000 ON THE SPOT!! Starts today! Limited offering, so call/text now! @ Phone/text number 813-406-0671 0 Our staff are RTRP licensed tax professionals We're located at 7606 N. Nebraska Ave, look for the big balloon in the parking lot (corner of E ... Patterson & Nebraska/across from Alpine Liquor) I ... .. .r 72 TODAY IN TAMPA BAY :':SUNNY T A M P A B A Y FESTIVAL Celebrating Tampa Bay's Heart a n d Sou l Eric Darius ConFunkShun 2013 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival January 17 26, 2013 Celebrate Tampa Bay's heart and soul during this cultural 1 0-day celebration complete with a heritage gala, two-day street festival, golf tournament and more. For information and full event listings, please go to VisitTampaBay.com/TBBHF or call 1-888-224-1 t33 Ext. 3143 'Get It Straight Foundation' Donates Bicvcles Recl,)i Butler is shown with some of the bicycles his organization, the "Get It Straight" Foundation donated for Christmas. He gives a special thanks to Ms. Denise Meteye James and Ms. Caroline for their assistance. (Photo by Toby Scott, of Chow and Scott Keep. sakes). Just in time for Christmas, Rechi Butler, founder of "Get Jt Straight Foundation," spread Christmas joyin East Tampa with a bicycle drive. The bicycles were distributed on December 15th at the Cyrus Green playground, the NFL Yet Center and Easter Seals. Athlete Shares The Spirit Of Christmas In this photo with Tarence Kinsey (rear, left), Ivan Sinisterra, Terrell, Club Director Jason Jenkins, Keywaun Massie, Dequan Wilson, Sara Jerome, Barbara Norton, Club Event Coordinator; Karl Jerome, Carlisia Shepherd, Jermaine Shepherd and Tanijah Wilson. Athlete Tarence Kinsey shared the spirit of Christmas with the East Tampa community. Kinsey and his Tarence Kinsey Foundation gathered at the Wilbert Davis Boys and Girls Club and distributed three bicy cles. (Photos by BRUNSON)


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