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Celebrating 65 Years In The Tampa Bay Area I I ------SEE PAGE 3-A Allen Temple AME Church Welcomes New Minister Recently, members of Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopalian Church welcomed their newly appointed religious leader, Reverend Michael K. Bouie, and his family. Reverend Bouie preached his first official sermon and was received with enthusi asm. Reverend Bouie and his family are shown in this photograph with some members of the church. From left to right are: Ernest Elliason, Reverend Janet Lee, E. Carver Lee Hiram Jones, Reverend Michael K Bouie (Pastor), First Lady Tam ira V. Bouie, Loretta Jackson, Corethea Larkins, Cynthia Jones, Grace Clark, Martin Robinson and the pastor's daughter, Micah, is shown standing. (Photograph by Lomax Mcintyre). Brewery Approved In 4 Council Vote SEE PAGE 4-A Doctor Focuses On Black Skin Problems SEE PAGE 1 0-A lan Arrested For AHacking Tn SEE PAGE 22-A


Exclusive a) ,... ex: w a:a :E w () w c c ex: u. c ex: u. c z <( c C/) w ::I 1-w > w c w ::z::: C/) :J a:a ::I a. z i= w ..J ..J ::I a:a ....:. w z i= z w C/) a: 0 ..J u. <( I C\1 w (!} Congressional Black caucus Members Stand Up For Black Press, Jobs, Small Businesses. By Hazel Trice Edney NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)The 10 Black members of the powerful House Finance Committee are still being applauded by the Black Press and Black leaders nationally for boldly boycotting a committee meeting in order to force a $4 billion allocation to benefit the Black community. They have told the NNPA News Service that they plan to escalate protests if lawmakers continue to ignore the suffering of their constituents, including advertising discrim ination against Black newspapers. "We're out of the box, we're full speed ahead and we are not going to sit back and watch our communities suffer in silence," says U. S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the ranking Congressional Black Caucus Member on the Committee, who led the Dec. 2 boycott "The 10 African-American members of the Financial Services Committee have cooperated with the leadership, we have cooperated with the administration, we have The to Congressional Black Caucus Members of Congress who sit on the House Financial Services Committee are, from left, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (Mo.), Rep. Gwen Moore (Wis.), Rep. Mel Watt (N.C.), Rep. AI Green (Texas), Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.), Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.), Rep. David Scott (Ga.), Rep. Gregory Meeks (N.Y.), Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.), and Rep. William Lacy Clay, Jr. (Mo.). supported the bail out and now we're saying, what do we get for all of this cooperation? What are we delivering to our communities? And the answer is little or nothing." "Members of the Congress ional Black Caucus are being bombarded with requests for assistance by minority businesses that have no capital," continued Waters. "The banks won't lend them any money. They're either closing down or threatening to be closed down. The joblessness is off the scale. Joblessness, frustration, hopelessness -the sentiments are synonymous from state to state. "They're going through a tremendous, tremendous desperation effort," said Rep. David Scott (D-GA). "Even if you look at all of your own newspapers, advertising dol lars are not there. We sit here as Congress people with tremendous leverage and power. It was so important for us to use that leverage." Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, is supportive of the Financial Services Committee's stance and said in a statement following remarks by President Barack Obama on job creation and economic growth. "President Obama's speech was another sober reminder of the important work we must do to grow our economy and create jobs. While we agree with the president that support for small .businesses, infrastructure investment and green jobs is essential, we also believe that much more needs to be done, particularly for those Americans who are hurting most." What the 10 Black members did was boycott the committee' s final vote on a broadsweeping financial overhaul bill. Instead, they were over at the White House trying to obtain greater funding for eco nomic advances in the Black community. The vote passed narrowly, but the CBC's action effectively forced $4 billion to the table to go directly toward helping people keep tneir homes after they've lost their jobs In addition to the needs of Black businesses, home owners and the jobless, a news release describing the boycott specifically cited the importance of spending federal advertising dollars with Black newspapers. Like other businesses, access to capital has been a challenge for this industry as well. With declining ad revenues, newspapers everywhere are struggling to survive," the statement said. Danny Bakewell, chair-. man of the 200-member National Newspaper Publishers Association, was credited by several members for helping to spark the prot e st by his firebrand lobby ing around Capitol Hill. Bakewell said h e is delight ed at the stance t ake n b y the CBC, but mu c h mor e mu st b e done to r e cogniz e th e pow e r of the Black Pr ess to the nation "We hav e b ee n th e backbone and the foundation on which America was built. A nd in thi s case, w hat w e are r e al izing is that we continue to b e the found a tion on which man y of these corporations m a k e their profit s a nd dev e lop th e ir brands throughout the coun try and we' r e not going to continue to sit idly by and let them do that while the very fabric of our community i s crumbling from within. W e' re serving notice on Genera l Motors, Ford, Toyota, and other automotive companies and the automotive industry that there will be no more business as usual. Bakewell and NNP A Foundation Chair Dorothy R. Leavell, as well as Mollie Belt, 2nd Vice Chair of NNPA and Michael House, NNPA Marketing Chairperson, have begun a series of meetings with corporations and have already made inroads "We've met with AT&T. They have been very receptive They represent what we believe at this point we can say is a good corporate citizen," Bakewell said "We're not asking for a bail out or a hand out, we're asking for reciprocity and respect." Bakewell explained that the Black community, Black newspapers included, are being sh.ortchanged fot the dollars they spend with busi nesses and corporations. "We're asking what percent age of the market share do we represent a company's busi ness, their profit margin? If we represent one percent, we don't expect to get anything more than one percent. But, if we represent so percent, w e expect to have so percent of their resources a nd their effort going to strengthen their brand and building their brand in our community." "We can do better than that he says. "These newspapers, not only do they benefit from the ads, but the community benefits from the message that the ads bring to the communi ty because it goes to a corner of the community that is not penetrated by other newspa pers." "It is not just impacting the uneducated, it's impacting the entire community. We gave General Motors billions of dol lars. They don't advertise in Black newspapers. They don't advertise on Black radio. That's not right. And there 's no reason for us to remain passive or silent as that's hap pening." CBC members have known all along about the disparate treatment of. Blacks But recently they were e nlighten e d to the point of taking their con s ciousnes s to a new level of protest.


Feature "TT lJ-c tMom Shocked Bv Daughter's Apparent Suicide c m () m s: MS. APRIL W AI.SH 4/24/79 --12/15/09 holidays in Gainesville witli h E r mother and Mrs. her daughter's death. On Monday, the U. S. Coast Guard recovered the body of a young woman from Tampa Bay. She was positive ly identified as April Walsh. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, shortly after ; art abandBhed 1994 Honda Accord located on the center span of the Skyway Bridge. investigating the death as a possible suicide. Ms. Walsh was the daughter of Mrs. Walsh and Julian Walsh, who resides in-California ... She had two loving parents. She will always b e remembered in m y heart. This _i_s a r ea l shock and I will never, ever get over it." Mrs. Walsh. further stat-BYJRIS, H,qL:rON City Editor : : ''' rj '' f ... Walsh planned to relocate Mrs. Rebecca Walsh said when she last.3poke with her daughter, April Walsh, on Friday, they made plans for the future. April, 30, planned to spend to Tampa at the beginning ofthe year However, those plans a re not to materialize and Mrs. Walsh said she will never, ever get over the shock of nday Night; : December 20t ... fl7uesday Edition); U'"''';,;,.,,,_,<,': l esday Night,' December 22n (Friday Edition) APERS ON THE STREET WEEK OF NEW YEAR'S-nday Night, December (iuesday Edition); u'I:O';;::tuuY Night, December 29t (Friday Edition ed tha t she had been in the hospital and her daughter came to Gainesville and stayed two days with her after she was released. "She left last Tuesday night comin_g back home. She called me Friday morning and told me to go to Walmart because she had sent me some money and that was the last time I spoke with my daughter. I'm just hoping that when I go to her apartment I will find a note or something to tell me why this happened:" A T am1fa -native, Ms. the public schools of. Hillsborough County and graduated from Brandon Higb School in 1998 After graduation, she enrolled at .the University of So.uth Florida where she planned to earn certification / ro to become an Operating m Room Nurse. However, after attending school for 1-r/2 co years, she. stopped and hadn't returned. She applied for a position at Quest Diagnostics .and had worked there for the past 4 years. "She loved reading, music, knitting, and animals," Mrs. Walsh said. In addition to her Ms._Walsh is sur\rived by 2 brothers, 1 sister, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Desmond (Pearl) Walsh, as well as other family .member_ s and friends Funeral services for Ms. "T1 Walsh will .. be held o n 5 Saturday at -10 a.m. Garden ::IJ of Funeral Hom e Cl is in charg e of handling l> CJ) m z :j z m r-1 m c: I I m :j z "tt c: m !: CJ) :I: m c m < m -t c: m CJ) c )> z c "TT lJ c G) m w I )>


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Columns FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN (USPS 202-140) 2207 21st Avenue Tampa Florida 33605 (813) 248-1921 Published Every Tuesday and Friday By FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBLISHING Co., Member of National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Amalgamated Publishers, Inc., New York 1990-94 CP Time lnternational POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To : Florida Sentinel Bulletin, P .O. Box 3363 Tampa, FL 33601 Periodical Postage Paid At Tampa FL W.W Andrews 1874-1931 (1919) C. Blythe Andrews 1901-19n (1945) Founders C. BLYTHE ANDREWS, JR., CHAIRMAN S. KAY ANDREWS, PUBLISHER C. BLYTHE AND REWS Ill, PRESIDENT/CONTROLLER GWEN HAYES, EDITOR IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDITOR BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERTISING DIRECTOR HAROLD ADAMS, CIRCULATION MANAGER TOYNETTA COBB, PRODUCTION MANAGER LAVORA EDWARDS, CLASSIFIED MANAGER Subscrlptions-$44 00-6 Months Both Editions : $87 0()-Per Year Both Editions. Opinions expressed on editorial pages of this newspaper by Columnists oi Guest Wr i ters. do not necessarily reflect the editorial stance of The Florida Sentinel Bulletin or the Publisher Remember This, On Your wav To The Mall W e won't mention any names. That might get us sued. But what we can indeed, do is tell the truth. And this week, one week before the wonderful day of Give and Get, better known as Christmas, that is exactly what we intend to do. Perhaps, you aren't like a small knot of very wise men and women who have been buying Christmas gifts, all throughout the year. Let us explain. We are aware of a growing number of shoppers who begin to buy next year's Christmas gifts, almost immediately after the preChristmas has come to a close. If we're lying, we're flying, and not like Santa Claus's reindeers. One shopper e?'})lained recently, how he and his wife regularly "pick up little odds-and ends;" things that people throughout the year, mention they would like. Said he, "We pick'em up, put'em away in the closet, and then, come Christnias, we simply pull'em out, dust'em off, wrap'em up and place'em under the tree!" Well, if our comments regarding defensive shopping come too late, for this year, then let us talk to you about something that might equally be able to help you out. Remember: Christmas is NOT the last day of the year! Most often, rent is still due, at the end of the month. Electric bills still come to visit you, just before December says good-bye, as does the cable-bill, car bill, credit card note and for some of you, child support! What does that mean? It means simply this. When it comes to Christmas shopping, "DO WHAT CAN, BUT DON'T OUTDO YOURSELF!" Just like a client told us about never going food shopping when you're hungry, we advise you, our readers, "Never go Christmas shopping without having worked out a Christmas Budget and a Shopping List. And by all means, please don't forget to take along your most important item: The ability to say "NO!" Believe us, if you will. Your children and your loved ones will understand, if this year, you do not buy them the Taj Mahal! They will if they get something that looks pretty, but doesn't show up on the New York Stock Exchange. And for them who may act "hinkley," kiss them on the cheek and remind theni that it isn't the gift that means the most, but it's the thought that really counts. And by the way, no matter how small or insignificant, don't forget to buy yourself something for Christmas. Check Us Out On Facebook And Follow Us On Twitter at twitter.com/FLSENTINELB Could The End Be Near;J S omewhere in the great book, known as the Bible there are certain things that will begin to occur on earth that will signify that the end of the world is near. It seems to me that mothers against daughters and fathers against earth If this is true, I ani to wonder if the end is near. I also understand that it is written that we should honor our father and our mother so that our time upon the earth shall be long. If trus is true, then our time upon this earth isn't long. Today, children are disrespecting their parents and children who dislike their parents are growing in alarm ing numbers. We are seeing more and more children against parents and parents against children. They are fighting each other and even killing each other. Hardly a day goes by where you don t read where a parent killed a child or a child killed a parent If this isn't an indication that the end is near, then what is up with all of the hostility that exists today between parents and their children. I remember a time not too long ago, when children would not dare raise their hands or their voices at their parents. Why is it so easy to do today? Can our problems be that today we have too many babies having babies? Parents are so young today until they have neither the time or the knowhow to properly raise their childrEm?'Could it be that children become so used to seeing their parents act like them, until they do not see them as mom or dad, but rather one of.them. Parents drink, smoke, cuss and hang out with their children so much so until their ..What: Christmas Means To Humanitv T he American school that decided not to celebrate Christmas because officials thought it was a religious holi day made a mistake. Though Chri1;ltmas is indeed, a celebra tion for the birth of the Christ Child, Christmas is far more than a religious tradition. Christmas and all it represents, is, if nothing else, a tradition of what's best in the human race. Consider what I mean More than any other tradition in human history, Christmas is built on the beliefs of goodness and love. In every society, on every continent or island in the sea, to love and to be humane are sacred and time-honored concepts. What place on earth does not value forgiveness? What locale between here and Antarctica has not held in high esteem the great wonder of human kindness, one to another? Therefore, how can we say that Christmas is only a holiday for Christians? Who would be willing to believe or agree that only Christians abide by the principles of for giveness and giving? Would any Muslim make that com ment? Could any Jew support such a remark? What person in Japan, India or China would dare say that among them the tradition of giving more than receiving is alien to their cuiture? W:o:uld any Communist disavow kindheartedness and say before the United Nations that such action was no more than a Capitalist weakness? Of course not! And yet, we let our school officials get away with taking Christmas trees down from public schools! We said noth ing when elementary children, middle school and high school children were prohibited from singing Christmas carols or from having Christmas parties at. school. Indeed, we aceept-ed hook, line and sinker the idea that Christmas in our schools was after all, unconsti. did not adhere to the technological ideology of our FCAT school mentality. How stupid and shortsighted we had become. But our friends in public school sys tems were not alone. Throughout America, our hope to keep so-called religion out of the realm of everyday society caused us to mistake religion for human kindness. The tradition of "Please and Thank you" also suffered. Greediness assumed the place of Godliness. Anger and egotism introduced themselves where patience and random kindness once had been. And politics took over the seat Of politeness. ., ::D c offspring loses respect for them. They dress and act so C much like their children until m 0 it is often difficult to tell who m is the parents and who is the child. What is so bad about the :!!: aJ m ::D hostile relations between par-ents and their children is that N nobody really seems to be con-c cerned. We hear what a tragedy these things are. But what is anybody doing about it? I know of no groups or any government efforts to look into the causes for these things, let alorie making effort& to prevent these hap penings It would certainly help if we can do two things. The first is to prevent or minimize teenage pregnancy The second thing that needs to be done is that these young par ents must be given training on how to be good parents. The hostile relationships that exist between parents and their children may be flying under the radar, but it is a serious problem. It is so seri-., ous until it has become a mat-rter of life and death. Could this mean the end is near or. is a it just a case of a problem that )> needs to be fixed? en Now, we find tbatChrism1as is no longer considered a day wherein the best of our racem z -f z m r;m c: rrm :::! z ., c: aJ r-m c the human race is shared, around the world. Now, Christmas is seen as simply another day to spend great amounts of money. Parents march grim-faced with their children America's malls and boutiques, buying items will be destroyed soon after they're taken from underneath the Christmas m < tr. ee. Happiness has disap-m peared from Christmas shop-ping. Most everything, includ--f ing kindness has becotne C: strictly "cash-and-carry!" And rn to say that Christmas is to a C great degree, the remem-brance of a Prince of Peace is > z c to start an argument among men and women who see dif ferences as simply more rea-:IJ sons to murder each other a without honor! )!'es, Christmas is indeed, a : time to remember the birth of baby Jesus. But that isn't all that Christmas is. Christmas is also a time to gjye and to for give. It is a time to laugh and sing.songs of good-tiding. Christmas is a time for calling people who haven't heard from you, in years. It is a 'time for mending wounds, family wounds and spiritmil wounds. Christmas is a time for telling people, "I LOVE YOU," and meaning it, or at least trying to mean it! In other words. no one should frown; on Christmas .. .not in Saudi Arabia, nor in Afghanistan, not in Iraq nor Iran, not in Washington, D. C not in Tallahassee, not in )g Tampa, and certainly not in fJ your house, wherever your Ul house might be! i>


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Tiger Woods, the man who coukl do no wrong, has been caught vvith a basket full of dirty laundi}' And for the media sharks who feed off soiled linen, that's like smelling blood in the water. For two weeks, newspaper and magazine cover stories have included more and more details about the world's biggest superstar's playboy ways It started with a 911 call. It began simmering with alle gations of adultei;Y And it became a full-blow11 firestorm when Woods openly adnlitted to 'hurting' his family through his 'transg1 essions.' Now the freshly minted, billionaire athlete has his hands full t1ying to protect the brand he built through his well-crafted wholesome image ... well, maybe not that wholesome. His situation has become just the latest exa1nple of what can go wrong when a man takes decision-making duties away from the head on his neck and delegates them to the one inside of his trousers. You would think that by now some of these guys would begin to recognize a pattern With all of the high-profile individuals who've been caught playing in bedrooms not occupied .by their wives, th e m e ssage .should read like on e of those y ellow caution signs: WARNING: IF YOU ARE MARRIED AND FAMOUS AND CHEAT ON YOUR WIFE, YOU WILL GET CAUGHT AND THINGS WILL END BADLY." It is always going to be news whe n someone like Woods gets caught, because you would assume that a per son of his perceived intelli genc e would know better. But, .sometimes it seems as though these men forget their status and start believing that women are actually after them for their looks and personality. That may have been true when they were in high school and to some extent college But once they started signing multi-million dollar eontracts, things changed. The women who place themselves into positions that allow them close proximity to men with 8 and 9 figure incomes are more soph. isticat ed these days. When they see the wedding rings, they don't allow themselves to be disillusioned into thinking that these men will actually leave their wives But, they do expect to be compensated for being used as a 'g irl toy while accepting the role of .second fiddle Paying to pla y is the name of the game. The minute a han the big butt and smill' winking at him from the bar, is the minut e he has to start figuring out how mLH.:h it' s going to cos t hi 111. Things like his image marriage ami career should b e running through his mind b e fore he makes his first mme And if he d e cides that the pretty face and ample bot tom is worth it all then h e should at l e ast be prepared to kic k out whatev e r it takes to prot e d his livelihood in the process. Woods, it appea rs, didn't take these precautions. In his mind, I gu ess lie tigur ell that the other wom e n would keep their mouths closed just on the strength that they could continue being the mistresses of 'Tiger Woods.' : .. To say he nliscalculateq would be an und e rstatement. Now Mr. Woods finds himself in the uncomfortabl e position of trying to r e build the golden boy persona that, had he used sound judgment, wouldn't have been tainted in the first place. But in time, he'll bounce back like the ones who came before him (.see Jordan, Michael; Bryant, Kobe; Clinton, Bill; Cosby; Bill). And rest assured, after this experience, the next time he decides to practice the stroke that made him a champion, he'll make sme to keep his golf balls in his own yard. Clarence Batr 43110-018 Bennettsville F.C.I. P.O. Box52020 Bennettsville, SC 29512; send an entail to cbarr2@oasisnovels.com or visit www .Inyspace.com/clHrenceharr Emplovment Fair Well Anended On Dec. 10th, already defeated, Jobs4USA/Felons held they won't stand a an employment fair at chanc e." the Children's Board Jobs4USA/Felons and the organizers said has initiated a new I h Program called t 1ey were more t an pleased with the "Hope In The Hood" turnout. to create more Hundreds of people opportunities and turned out for an :.&::'--"""" resowces opportunity to meet People who attended the Employment Fair. "A Jot of people for-employers from Verizon, on public assistance and other get that ex-felons Light Year Wireless, Work For government handouts. We have families to take care of as Success and area trade school want them to get out there, well as themselves, and all representatives. meet employers, and convince they want is an opporti.mity to "Stop looking for work and thern that they would be a do the right thing," said start making money was the great asset to their company Williams. theme," said Joanna "Felons being released "It's easy to get disgusted "Flava" Williams, one of from prison face the biggest when you keep having doors the hosts for the fair. problems finding employ-slammed in your face and "Self employment vs. steal-ment.That's why we work so you're denied employment ing or starving was a topic of hard trying to partner them because of mistakes you've discussion, and we encour-with businesses that willhire made in..tAe f3ast." aged people to stop hustling them and give them the secAnyone who wants to know and to keep hope alive:;' ond chance they deserve." more about' this program Williams said solutions to Williams said it's imporshould call (813) 965-7991, or reduce crime and recidi v ism tant that ex-felons attend area attend one of their meetings. and empower citizens with senlinars on how to conduct Reporter Leon B. money-making opportunil:i e s themselves during interviews Crews can be reached at was discussed. and how to dress. 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Election Deadline Set To Register For Special State Representative Election BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Th e deadlin e f or indi v idu a l s w h o live in State H o use Distnct 58 t o r eg ister for the upcomin g s p e cial e l ec ti o n has b ee n set A nyon e w 1 s hing t o p a rticipate in t h e e l ec ti o n or a nyon e w h o wants t o c h a n ge hi s o r part y must comple t e the necessary pape rw ork by Mond ay D e c e mb e r 28th. A c tin g und e r an E xec utiv e Orde r Dr. Earl Lennard, Hills b o r o u g h County Supe rvi so r of Electio n s, will hold the Special Electio n to fill the vacancy creat e d with the resi gnation of Michael Scionti, State Repres entative of Distric t 58. The Special Primary Election will be held on January 26, 2010. The Special General Election will be held on February 23, 2010. The deadline to register for the General Election is January 25, 2010 In order to participate in either the Special Primary or Special General Election, all voters must be registered at least 30 days prior to the election The State Representative District 58 Seat encompasses parts. of Hillsborough County that includes historic West Tampa, Northeast MacFarlane, Ri verside Heights, Seminole Heights, Wellswood, and unincorporated Town & Country. It includes 49 Precincts and currently has 65,792 registered voters. The voters consist of 35,408 Democrats, 14,404 Republicans, 13,422 voters who are not affiliated with any party, and 2,558 voters who are affiliated with other minor political parties. Candidate Deadlines The deadline for candidate petitions for the election is Tuesday, December 22nd, and the deadline for the Supervisor of Elections Office to certify the petitions is December 24th. Any candidate wishing to participate in the election must qualify between 8 a.m. December 28th and noon on December 29th. Early Voting Early voting for the Special Primary Election will be held from January 18 through January 23, 2010. Early voting for the Special General Election will be held from February 15 through February 20, 2010 Don't Forget To Pick Up Papers onsundav And Wednesday During the Weeks of Christmas And New Year's It's amazing what you can accomplish when you focus on the details. Discover for yourself how paying attention to the details can really pay off when it comes to your money. Let SunTrust help. With our simple and convenient online tools, you can stay on top of your moriey today and in the future. We even make saving easy. To find out how you can get started, visit suntrust.com/solid. ,. SUNTRUST Live Solfd. Bank Soltd. SunTrust Bank. Member FDIC 2009 Sun Trust Ban k s Inc. Sun Trust and Live So li d Bank Solid are federally reg i stered s ervice marks of Sun Trust Bank s Inc ::0 0 0 m () m s: m m ::0 ..... 00 1\) 0 0 <0 r 0 :II c )> C/) m z ::! z m r:llJ c: rrm z ""D c: llJ r-u; :I: m c m < m c: m C/) c )> z c "T1 :II 6


en 0 Local a: w m :a: w (.) w c c a: u.. > ( a: LL. c z a: w > w c w :::J: CJ) :::::i m ::) a. z i= w -' -' ::) m I ...I w z i= z w CJ) <( c a: 0 -' LL. <( I c:o w (!) Artist Hopes To Send Painting To President BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor While at a young age, Ronnie Moorer discovered hi s love of painting. As he developed his talents, he experimented with various mediums. Moorer frequently uses some of the more common mediums such as watercolor, oils, acrylics, and charcoals when painting or wh:en teach ing art classes. But, woodblock painting is a different matter. "I've only done about five in my life. I was in school the first time I did one, but it takes several hours and it can be very expensive, and you have to be very careful. It's a tedious job," Moorer said. The process includes sketch ing or painting the image on wood or linoleum. The image then has to be carved out and special rollers must be used. One of the final steps includes using a roller to transfer the ink from the wood or linoleum to paper to be matted and ; framed. Moorer recently completed a woodblock painting of President Barack Obama. Now, he hopes that he will have the opportunity to send it to him. "It can be done by machine, and you can have someone else do parts of it. But I did everything by hand myself from start to finish including the matting and that's what Ronnie Moorer is shown holding an image of President Barack Obama he created in woodblock printing. He would like to send the framed photograph to President Obarna. makes it unique." "I thank God for my talent and I am grateful that I have a talent that I can share with others." The art of woodblock print ing originated in China, but is also used throughout Eastern Asia and in Japan. A timeconsuming art, woodblock printing can be transferred to cloth, wood, or paper Moorer has been collecting Black history items for several years. He has an extensive collection of historical documents, published magazines and other items that he puts on display during Black History Month. He plans to add the painting of President Obama to his col lection, but his ultimate goal is to send it to the president. LADY VANESSA BANKS Si,ngs the Gospel in ara Annual Christmas Recital and 1st Time Live Recording Bro. Hal Ringo-Organ/Key Board Bro. Maurice Jackson -Pianist Bro. Carl Bryant Saxophonist Sis. Brazilia Patterson -Pianist Bro. Bartholomew Banks, II Drums Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks-Organ/Piano Back Up Singers Barmeithia Banks & Minister Barron Banks Tampa Bav Families Can Make A Fresh Start With New Year's Eve Communitv FellowshiP And Jam New Year's Day is all about making a fresh start, but the stress that the economic recession has placed on families in the Tampa Bay area has put that fresh start out of reach for many of its residents. That's why this New Year's Eve R. Lockett Ministries is bringing the Bay area community together for a night of unity with "Together WE Stand" Community Fellow-ship and Jam. "If we're going to be successful in. 2010 we have to work together as a people, as a community and as a state and stop focusing on and doing the things that divide us," states R. Lockett, Jr., Senior Pastor at Bethany Christian Discipleship Church of New Tampa, currently worshipping every Sunday at 9:20 a. m. at the MUVICO 20 Starlight Theatre "Together WE Stand" (TWS) is a two-part event that will kick off on New Year Eve, December 31, 2009 at 9 p. m. at the USF Sun Dome with an inspirational "watch night" service led by the Reverend Lockett featuring the Garments of Praise and other invited music groups. After the service the people of the Bay area will carry that R. LOCKETI, JR. spirit of unity right into phase 2 of Together WE Stand, the Community Fellowship and Jam from 12:30 a. m to 5 a. m. featuring live entertainment, food, raffles, a talent showcase, "Tampa Has Inspiration," hosted by Randall C. of WTMP AM 1150 and 96.1 FM and B. Shepherd of 95-7 FM, and life enhancing and cash giveaways every hour, on the hour. Auditions for the "Tampa Has Inspiration" contest will be held prior to the event for any bands, choirs, praise team or anyone who wants to sing, dance or present a posi tive poetry piece as a contestant for the TWS-"Tampa Has Inspiration." There is a registration fee to audition. The best seven will be chosen a nd will b e elig ibl e to win th e grand prize of $500. Anyone interested can contac t RLM a t TWS@RLMTogetherWeStand.com for more details. Admission is free to the inspirational service, and those who attend the service will be eligible to purchase tickets to phase 2 of the TWS Community Fellowship and Jam (after-party). For those whose New Year's plans or prior commitments keep them away from the service, tickets can be purchased at the door. R. Lockett Ministries (RLM) is reaching out to Bay area businesses to participate as sponsors in this lifechanging event The Together WE Can Community Fellowship and Jam provides an opportunity for local com panies to meet and greet the people of their community. The goal is that through the spirit of this event support and help will come in order to offer help in other ways. For more information on participating in the "Together WE Stand" New Year's Eve Community Fellowship .and Jam visit www RLMTogetherWeStand.org. email TWS@RLMTogetherWeStand.org or call toll-free 866-756-2538 MOUNT PLEASANT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Dr. Reginald Franklin First Baptist Church of Wauchula, Florida Sunday, December 27, 3P. M. Rev. Herbert D. Mcfadden New Birth M.B. Church Tampa, Florida Rev. Dr. C. T. Kirkland, Pastor 2002 N. Rome Avenue Tel: (813) 253-5714 Fax (813) 254-1441 Web Site: www.mtpleasantmbchurch.com 26th PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY Theme: "Proclaiming the Gospel of Liberation in This Nuclear World. Luke 4:18-19 Sunday, January 10, 2010 3 P.M. Rev. Jimmy L. Downing New M. B. Lakeland Florida January 17, 2010 3 P.M. Chairperson: Sis. Mamlacia Young General Chairperson: Deacon Author Tolbert Co-Chairperson: Bro. Charlie Tolliver Sis. Barbara Wimbley For Information, Contact C9mmittee PR Chair: Debra Hepburn Taylor (813) 253-5714


Events :o Local AKA Chapter Welcomes New Officers Th e Gamma Th e t a Om eg a ( GTOJ Chapte r of Alpha K appa Alpha Sorority, Inc. w e lcom es and congratula t es the ir n ew President, Dianna Allen-Quin. Mrs. AllenQuin and her cabinet of offi c e rs will begin their service to the chapter and community e ffective January 2010. Gamma Theta Omega ( GTO) boasts a membership of 250+ college-educated women that work in the Tampa Bay community promoting and championing programs dedicated to education, economics, entrepreneurship, health and healthy families, spirituality, and civic awareness. Mrs. Allen-Quin is very excited about leading the chapter for the next two years and looks forward to welcom ing the Tampa Bay communi-Seated (L-R) -Deidre Jones, Dianna Allen-Quin, Carolyn House Stewart, Donna Douglas, Miriam Dorisca. Standing 1st Row (L-R) -Yvette Hall, Natalie Epo, Nicole B. Travis, Barbara Twine-Thomas, Elaine Bryant, Freddie Hudson and Sandra H. Davis. Standing, 2nd row (L-R)-Flossie Lomax, Debra Barnes, Tangela Dupree, Apu McCray, Iva Carter, Lacquitta Fullilove-Berry, Emily Rogers, Tara Legree. Not Pictured -Laetitia Sims. ty to the Annual Ivy AKAdemy Celebration on ladv Vanessa Sinus The Gospel sundav Saturday, January 23, 2010, at the AKA House (412 E 7th Avenue, Tampa). The Ivy AKAdemy Celebration is a community and e "ntrepreneur festival that will feature entertainment, arts and crafts, games, a vendor fair, and 2010 Census information and they will be diligent in providing many programs and activities to the community such as First Responders, a program designed to train young men emergency response skills in the -event of a natural disaster or crisis. St. John Progressive M. B. Church will host its annual Christmas Recital on Sunday, December 20, 6 p. m This event features "Lady Vanessa Banks," the 'first lady' of St. John. The 2009 recital will also feature the first time live r ecording of Lady Banks. She will be accompanied by Hal Ringo, Maurice Jackson, Carl Bryant, Patterson, Bartholomew Banks, II, Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks and backup singers Barmeithia Banks and Minister Barron Banks. Lady Banks, a soprano, was a voice major at the University of South Florida. She is the Musician for the Ministers' Wives of the National Baptist Convention of America. Mrs. Banks was inspired to sing by her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Rosier She started playing for her grandfather, the late Dr. G. T. Martin at Greater St. Paul M. B. Church, Lakeland, at the age of 10. She has been serving in the ministry of music ever since. At the age of 5, she made a vow to the Lord that if He would give her the gift to play His music, she would sing and play for His glory. If she saw an instrument vacant, she would 'j51:aY without being asked -no one would ever have to beg her or pay her to play. To this end, she holds and has held numerous positions in music ministry. She has played both nationally and locally. LADY VANESSA BANKS Mrs. Banks has authored a book, "Marriage and the Bride: What to do While You Wait For Your Godly Mate." She is a former kindergarten teacher dance instructor, drill team coordinator, Sunday School Teacher, and Fine Arts Director for the church. She became a member of Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and in 2009 received an award from the Top Ladies of Distinction. She is a teacher for the Progressive Missionary & Education Baptist State Convention of Florida Congress of Christian Workers for the Praise and Worshipers Class. The wife of Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks, Mrs. Banks is the mother of Minister Barron, Barmeithia, Bartholomew, II, Kenya and LaLa to Batholomew, III, Vania, Donavan and Maxwell. Members of GTO will participate in the 2010 Census The new officers are: AllenQuin's cabinet: Deidre Jones, 1st Vice President; Dr. Donna Douglas, 2nd Vice Presid e n t; Laetitia Sims, Secretary ; Atty. Barbara Twine-Thomas, P arliamenta ri a n;. Miriam Dorisca, As s i s t ant S ecretary; Nicole B. Travis, Corresponding S ecre t ary; Yvette Hall, Treasurer; Iva Carter, Financial Secretary; Lacquitta Fullilove-Berry, Publicity; Tara Legree, Keeper of the Door ; Sandra H. Davis, Hostess; Freddie Hudson,_ Assistant Hostess; Flossie Lomax, USF Graduate Advisor; Elaine Bryant, UT Graduate Advisor; Debra Barnes, Chaplin; Natalie Epo, Historian; Tangela Dupree, Member At Large; Emily Rogers, Business Manager; and Apu McCray, Records Custodian. Special acknowledgements were to Atty. Carolyn House Stewart, International Vice President, and Mrs. Evelyn E. McFadden, immediate past president of GTO. Atty. Stewart, facilitated the installation ceremony of the newly elected officers. m s: CD m :xJ ..... 00 1\) 0 0 CD r 0 XI en m z ::j z m r I CD c: r r m -t z c: CD c en ::t: m c m < m -t c: m en c )> z c ., XI c G) m cp )>.


Q) 8 Local N c:o ..-Gates OHicials Visit The Sentinel ffi Officials from th e Bill and CO Melinda Gat e s Foundation ::!! \\' e r e in Tampa las t \\'ee k t o W talk ab o ut th e $100 milli o n () w grant a\\ ard e d to th e 0 Hillsborough C o unty S c h oo l Dis trict to d e sign and impl e <( m e nt n e w s trategies for e ffec-0 ti, e t e a c hing. 0::: On th e ir way to a ce lebra-u. tion and recognition of the grant at .Jefferson High School the officials, accompa nied by School Board and District officials met with the Sentinel. Superintendent Maa-yEllen Elia was accom panied by School Board Member Carol Kmdell, Classroom Teachers Association President, Jean Clements, Nick Whitman, Amuug thuse attending tbe meeting nt the Sentinel to discuss the $1ooM Bill nud Meliudn Gntcs Fnuudntinu grnut nward fur the Hillshnrnugh County Public School district nre (L" R) .Jobu Densy, Deputy Directnr nf Educatinu, College Ready, Bill nud Meliudn Gntes Fnuudntinu; Vicki PhilliJ>s, Director of Education, College Ready, Bill and Melinda tlates and Ms. MaryEllen Elin Superintendent oftbe Hillshnrnu#f County Public School District. (PbntograJ>hy by BRUNSON) Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching Initiative Hillsborough County Public Schools is the largest of the 4 grants. the presented by ipc!ySlye. One of the problems facing 0 a:: u. 0 z <( 0 f3 :) President, Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association; David Steele, Hillsborough County Public Schools Chieflnformation and Technology Officer; and Stephen Hegarty, Office of Communications Representing the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were Vicki Phillips, Director of Education, College-Ready; John Deasy, Deputy Director of Education, College-Ready; and Chris Williams, Senior Program Officer. Hillsborough County is one of three school districts and a coalition of charter school management compa nies that the Gates Foundation will spread funds among nationally in the The foundation worked v.ith thousands of school dis tlicts, nanowing : the to 20, then to 10 and fipally to those selected. Foundation officials explained how the initiative will work. They will visit the distJict at least once a month to see what progress is being made. Rubin Padgett, who was invited by the School DistJict, questioned if the initiative will include African American teachers. Kay Andrews, Sentinel Publisher, wanted to make sure a cross section of male teachers are also involved Deasy, one of the Gates Foundation representatives, said they were impressed with school districts is attracting and retaining quality teachers. Many college graduates who would excel in the classroom are to other companies by impressive salaries. Kurdell pointed out that the grant money will not be used for sala1ies or raises, but for infrastmcture: Jean Clements said the goal is to entice high quality professionals to make sure the kids with challenging skills get the best teachers Supt. Elia said the coun ty's graduation rate is 82.2% and the distlict is frustrated with the loss. "Too many of the kids are African-American or Hispanic. The big issue is focusing on getting the best and blightest teachers in the community." @ Whaf' g going on 201 0 with RAP :I: en .:J co :) a. z w ...J ...J :) m .,!, w z z w en a: 0 ...J u. w a. .... Retired And Proud P.O. Box 262875 Tampa, Florida 33685 .'; >. f4e, eue Activitv Schedule 2010 Friday, January 29, 2010-Luncheon-12 Noon Maggiano's Italy Restaurant, Westshore Blvd, Tampa Friday, February 26, 2010:-Luncheon 12 Noon Columbia Restaurant-Ybor City -Tampa Wednesday, March 24. 2010 (*note-WEDNESDAY> 'Ruet.:ack ...;.!Horse. Races. -Oldsmar-11:00am track opens' Lunclieon Drinks not included Friday, April 30, 2010-12 Noon < "Boizao Brazilian Steakhouse, Tampa Friday, May ?8,2010-12 Noon Luncheon-Harbor Island Blvd -Tampa Friday, June 25, 2010 Luncheon-12 Noon ST ARSHIP Luncheon Cruise Tampa Julv & August (No Luncheons) Saturday, S _epte.Jl)ber25, 2010Luncheon-12 Noon(note SATURDAY). Grand Hyatt Oysten:atcbers Seafood Restaurant -Tampa Friday,; OCtober 22, 2010 Luncheon-12 Noon Hunters Green Golf & Country Club -New Tampa November 2010 llYCl .. Lu.nche.on.J. 6th Annual Holiday Party 2010 Date to be announced Joyce T. Austin, President -813.929.4323 Yvonne Duncan, Vice President -813.971.4184. Robert "BOb" Samuds, Founder-813.886.2171 t e .11 a :. r ---------' Doctor Focuses On Skin Care Problems For Blacks BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editoa For yea r s p e ople of color hav e sought tr ea tment f(>r dis c eases of th e s kin, hair, and nails without much success. In many cases, they accept the condition and give up on ever finding a cure However, Dr. George has relocated to the University of South' 'Florida and serves as the Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. He is the first African Ame1ican to serve in that capacity at the university. Dr. George Cohen for merly served as the Chief of the Dermatology Section Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Washington, D. C In addition to teaching at the university, he also holds the distinction of being a practicing physician. "I specialize in hair, skin, and nail problems for people of color One of the biggest prob lems with Black women is the loss of hair in center of their heads or on the side There are a lot of things that can be done, but if you don't know where to go, you can't get help. The patient then gets frustrated and feels that nothing can he done. "Some Blacks have been told that they can t have facial hair removal done by laser safely : There is a safe way to remove unwanted hair, you just have to have the right type oflascr and know how to do it,'! Dr. Cohen said. Since beginning his prac tice ijl.Ore than :30 years ago, he has gained a wealth of expeli ence that he brings with him to Tampa. Dr. Cohen's areas of specialty include working with burn victims, keloid scars, vitiligo (loss of skin color), ;md any disease of the skin, hair or nails. In addition to teaching at the University of South DR. GEORGE COHEN Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at USF, College of Medicine Flolida, Dr. Cohen is on the staff nf Tampa General Hospital and the James A. Hal e y Veterans Hospital. Dr. Cohen graduated from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and continued his education at Howard University, College of Medicine, earning his MD Degre e in 1977 Dr. Cohen completed his Intcmship at D.C General Hospital in Washington, D. C., in 1978 Three years later, Dr. Cohen completed his Dermatology ResideilCY at Howard University Hospital, Department of Dermatology, in Washington, D. C. He also served Chief Aerospace Medicine, 459th Aemspace Medicine Squadron, Andrews A. F. B., since 200!). 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Social December Birthday Celebrants The flower this month is the Narcissus and the birth stone is the Turquoise. Happy birthday to the folks celebrating their natal day this month: Ashley Elaine Washington, Barbara Thompkins, Darren Craig London, Susan Harris, Cynthia Baker, Janice London, Fred Lise, Hattie Miller, Tyra Young, Dr; Maxine Woodside, Mrs. Robin Parker-Paschell (our Christmas lady born Dec. 25th), Gary O'Neal, Cecil Woodside, II, Tiffany E. Brown, Rheutelia London-Bradford, Tiffany Doby, Iris "Cookie" Riley, Renita Williams-Hadley, Rodney Williams, Arnita R. Hadley, Angela Candis, Marjorie Roberts-Bowden, Dontavius Williams, Deborah Jones-Harris (Eustis, FL), Garrett Townsend (GA), Robyn Townsend. (GA), Cheryl Graham, Quiani Whaley, Jamaal Taylor, Kia McCalla, Gloria Foster, Sheila Cusseaux (Gi Gi), Shermi Cusseaux, Christine F. Houston, Annie Moore (Clermont), Linda Randolph, Cassandra Tucker, Antonio Williams, Regenia M. Blash, Mother Rosanna McCullough, Jaden Pruitt and Mother Lillie C. Nelson-Bryant. Fannie Harris-Rogers celebrated her 70th birth day, December 7th. Happy Anniversary Wishing Mr. and Mrs. LerQy (Lutnne) Atkins a happ)/ 35t anniversary. God was truly faithful for their 35 years of marriage. This wish comes from family and friends, Gloria J. Crosby, Bena Hammond and Joann Daniels. Congratulations! Congratulations to Antonio "Tony'' Simon for making the Principal Honor Roll at E. L. BinR Elementar y He is a 5 t grader. He was-rewarded 4 complimentary tickets to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers v s. New York Jets game on Sunda y December 13th at Raymond .James Stadium b y Principal Roger Stanley. He shared his reward with his stepfather Melvin Canady, grandfather Deon Johnson, and brother, Ankwon Simon. He also won ribbons, cer tificates, and a free meal at Chili's for making the Principal Honor Roll and Outstanding Citizenship award. We are very proud of you, Tony, keep up the good work! Congratulations is extended to Pastors Bishop James H. Howell and Marzetta Howell for 21 years of service at of Faith, Inc. Jeremiah 23:4. Uplifting Prayers For The Sick And Shut-Ins Let's uplift the following in your daily prayers: Mr. and Mrs. David (Alberta) Shedrick, Earl Jackson, Lena Conyers, Archie Mae Wright, Lula Philon, Vera Thomas, Bro. and Sis. Willie (Lucille) Moore, Ms. Lillie Mae Thomas, Sis. Mattie Mills, Elouise Leeks, Dorothy York, Rev. Michael B. Price, St'., Lillian HarrisCUsseaux, Freddie Jean Cussea ux, Maureen Saunders-Goins, Ellen Haire-Clennan, Geneva Ferrell, Louvenia Mitchell, Reva Taylor, Mabel Hamilton, Deborah Solomon and Lillie C. Bryant. ; Special prayers and get well wishes go out to Mrs. Nettie Mae Dennis Tampa General Hospital. In Sympathy Sympathy to the family of Mrs. Linda Carley of Palmetto, a former Villager, on the passing of her hus band, Mr. Claude Carley. The community is very saddened to hear of the passing of Bro. Darrell Do by. Our prayers go out to the family. Sympathy is also extend-ed to th e following families regarding th e l osses o f th e ir 10\ed ones : Cooper, Moten, Bolen, Dea. lawson a nd Mercy Lee Johnson and the Hunt family First Baptist Church Of Progress Village Every third Saturday of the month between 8 a. m. and 12 noon, the church gives away donated clothing, toys and household items at 8616 Blvd. (between 78th' St. and Faulkenburg Rd.). The Community Hour -OfPower Prayer Band The Community Hour Of Power Bible Prayer Band meets every Thursday morn ing at 10:30 a. m. at St. James AME Church. They are a group of God's children gathered together on one accord to learn the Word of our Father. Come out and share, everyone is welcome. My Brothers 2 Keep Ministry Inmates can request a FREE Bible and greeting cards by writing to: My Brothers 2 Keep Ministry, P. 0. Box 89174, Tampa, FL, 33689. Scripture (Matt. 11:29) ''Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowely in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls." Thought For Today "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." F.Y.I. Let us keep President Barack Obama and his family in our daily prayers as he tries to bring change for everyone. Remember our service men and women who put their lives on the line daily. There's a new helper in the kitchen, Shu-Lon's Kitchen, formerly Family Deli, (813) 741-9760. Call your news in to Iradean London-Biggs at (813) 677-6071. Be blessed! Yes We Can! FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF LINCOLN GARDENS 4025 WEST PALMETIO STREET, TAMPA, FL 33607 .,f.; REV A W.GREENE, PASTOR YOU ARE INVITED TO ATIEND OUR tihr :ii: FRANKLIN, NILES AND COOPER THIRD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST "BENEFITING THE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP FUND" Place: First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, J. A. Stephens Fellowship Hall 4025 West Palmetto Street Tampa, FL 33607 Saturday, December 12, 2009 8 A.M. to 11 A.M. Adult Tickets: $10.00 Children Tickets: $5.00 Franklin, F .ounder, Pamela Gray :: ::0 0 SIVIist Plans Annual Holidav Partv _?< 0 m () m CD m ::0 BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor MS. STEPHANIE EBANKS As a professional hair styl ist, it's common for Ms. Stephanie Ebanks to help others prepare for special occasions throughout the year. She has created hair styles appropriate for all types of occasions ranging from weddings to formal dinners. The owner of Step N' Style Unisex Hair Salon, 7610 N. 56th Street, Ms. Ebanks realized that while others held events tapered to their organizations, there was nothing in existence for hair stylists. But, she didn't want just a social gathering. She wanted something that was elegant and would allow people to dress in their finest attire and enjoy an evening of socializing. The outcome was the cre ation of the Annual Holjday Party nine years ago. It was Steffan Vann BET's Comic View Bishop TO. Jakes Megafest ...... _t: created with the idea of 1\.> being a formal holiday party 8 for members of her profes-co sion. "I had thought about not having it this year. But even though the economyis tough right now, people still wanted to have the party she said. Entitled 'Step N' Style Unisex Hair Salon's 9tll Annual Holiday Party,' the event will be held on Saturday, December 19th, 8 p.m., at Nouveau, 1701 N. Franklin Street. The theme is "An All Black Cllrishnas." As news of the first event r spread throughout the com-0 munity, she found that oth-::0 ers wanted to participate, including 1 many of her en clients so the following year, she invited them. Since its :::! inception, the event has grown into a seasonal social r;open to the community. CD Each year, the party takes on a different appear-hi ance with the attire mirror-:::! ing the theme. One year, the z attendees wore costumes. "I can't believe it, but nearly a decade has passed en and with the help of our cus-ffi tamers and the people in the o community that support us, I'm looking forward to hav-m ing it." -I c m en 0 ?< 0 ::0 0 ?< _, Christian Comedy Show Saturda!:j, December 26,2009 Crowne Plaza Tampa East Hotel 10221 Princess Palm Ave. Tampa, Florida 33610 Show Time: 7 P.M. (Doors Open At 6:30P.M.) Special Price Of Only $15.00 .., .. lit.t.."rt>!mg.;. With Special Guests: All In The Family Mime Cuzins Music By OJ ELO ...... ...... I


0) g All About Vou N co ,... a: w !D w u w 0 Look At Our Big Man Turning '12' Dec. 22 0 a: u. RAHEEM 4 Years RAHEEM 8 Years ''RAHEEM -Now !J' ; Happy birthday Raheem, may you be blessed with many more to come. With love from your family Clarks Celebrate 40th Wedding Anniversarv c a: u. c z < c C/) w ::) 1->-a: w > c w :I: C/) ::i !D -:-a. z F w -.1 _..I ;::, MR. And MRS. JOHN (GRACE) CLARK Mr. and Mrs. John(Grace) Clark will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Decem ber 23, 2009. They are the par ents of Fred Hearns and Pearl Clark, both of Tampa. The couple has eight grandchild ren and nine great-grandchildren. The Clarks are members of Allen Temple Mrican Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and have served on numerous auxil iaries and committees there over the years. Mrs. Clark has delivered meals to the needy for inany years as a volunteer for Meals On Wheels and has been a voluntecr usher at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center since it opened in 1988. They will celebrate their special day at home with family. c East Tampa Christmas Celebration i= z Area businesses and organizations have come together to sponsor the East Tampa ChristmasCelebraW tioil. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, p. m. at the corner of Lake Ave. and 29th St. at the CDC Open Air Market. C For additional information, please contact Rev. G. Dixon at(813) 254-3700. a: o ..J u.. Tampa Bav lntern; o Basketball Club ; ; The Tampa Bay Inferno Basketbal) .Cl;ub, on Saf!lrdays at the Central City YMCA, 2-5 p. m. and on Tuesdays at the West Tampa Boys and Girls Club, 6-8 p.m. The club is currently looking for girls 10-16 years old to fill the 5th-10th grade teams. For more information, please call Coach Harold Givens, (813) 997-9933 or Coach Bristow, (813) 601-0426. BLESSINGS! To The True Saints Of God And Those Who Want To Know Him Better!!! You Are Invited To Our House, -Which Is Dedicated To Jesus 1724 East Fern Street Tampa, Florida 33610 Dec;; 18, 2009 Prophectic Intercessory Prayer Service-12 Noon-2 P.M; Dec. 31, 2009 -Watch Night Services: A Spiritual Awakening Empowered By The Anointing Of The Lord. A Consecrated Service Asking Ail To Please wear White 9:30 P.M. -12:30 A.M. Elder Pauline Cole, Messenger Jan. 1, 2010 Evangelistic Service: Worshipping The Lord < In Spirit And In Truth 7:00P.M. Evangelist Trudie Hillery Jan. 2, 2010-Testimonial Service: Dedication unto The Lord-3:00P.M. N Pastor Shirley Hagan-Martin, Shirley Hagan Martin Ministries, Inc. :r-w Jan. 3, 2010 -Sunday Service: Dedicating "The Worshippers Of. Zion (!) Home Church" Unto The Lord-3:00P.M. Dr. Thomas Atchison, New Ufe <( Pentecostal Church Of God 0. "Jesus Is The ReMOn For The Seasonw TovsFor Tvkes On Saturday, December 19th, a local business will give 1 toy to each child while supplies last. Parents should bring proof of employment. The location is 2409 E. Lake Ave. (33610) and the time is 10 a. m. until. For additional information, please call (813) 374-7614. In The Spotlight RIKYA This week's Spotlight feature makes it easy to tell everyone all about her. Rikya is an engaging and energetic young woman who has no patience with mediocrity or people going through life without a plan. Rikya_ .; has definite plans for her future, and doesn't 1nind sharing her knowledge and goals with others. This week's feature is easy to get along with, has a lot of friends, and has no problem making new friends. Rikya believes that _the strength of an individual lies within their power to get along with others. When it comes to the man in her Rikya said he must be strong, reliant, self-assured, and respectful. He must also have a sense of humor, and at the same time understand when it's time to he serious. Congratulations to Rikya as this week's Spotlight feature. ., ..; Pilgrims Rest Missionary aptist urch Rev. Dr. Linda C. Reese, Senior Pastor To Tile Family Of How!rd W. Blake & Don Thompson Hzgh School fl'< You Are Cordially Invited To The rd Annual Black & Gold Christmas Dance Saturday, December 19,2009 9 P.M.-1 A.M. The Tampa Letter Carriers' Hall 3003 W. Cypress Street Tampa, Florida i Why: To Get Have Fun & Support Blake Tickets: $15.00 -Sponsored By The Howar.d W. Blake Athletic Booster CUb New This Year: A Prize To The Class That Represents! To Buy Tickets Or For More Infonnation Please Contact: Mrs. Frances Cheeks J -@ 813-254-2229 Or 813-546-7789 Or Member


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8 Local Memorv Of Murdered Man Lingers For Familv Members w [(l w () w 0 BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer During the early morning hours in .January 2000, Michael Watkins had u. escorted one of his sisters to a club on 40th Street. As Watkins exited th e club he was met by a hail of gunfire. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The person or persons responsible for Watkins's murder haYe never been arrested, and the pain lingers for his mother Janice Crews, and his sis ters, Candice and Erica. The Tampa Police Departmeht's Cold Case Homicide Squad has been acti, ely working the case and still asks for help 111 sohing this murder. Since the death of Watkins, his mother's health has deteriorated, and she has been in constant mourning. "It's hard for all of us this time of year," said Candice. "We always have Michael on our minds, but when this time of year comes, it really gets hard. We just contiJ1Ue to pray that whoever did this be caught, and thoroughly prosecuted." Saunders, Advocates and Darla founders of for Safer Cornmunities, Incorporated, also lost their son, Isaiah Brooks, to a senseless murder and his case remains unsolved. Mrs. Saunders said she thinks it's important the community is reminded that we' still have unsolved murdef.s in the area. '!Also, the people respon sible for these acts remain among us in the community to harm others. One of the purposes of my organization is to make sure the victims ren1ain alive in the communitY through all means of positive media and adver tisement." Saunders said she hopes the New Year will bri ng togetherness among the families. h would like the fami1ies to stay positive and commit to at least a couple of the walks and/or rallies against homicide throughout the year. It is great when fami lies are able to do individual things on behalf of their family member, but iridivi-Offers: Care For Children Ages 6 Weeks To 12 Years Developmentally Age Appropriate Curriculum .' Certified Staff With Credentials .. MICHAEL WATKINS .... :his 2000 murder remains unsolved dual acts are not as well re cognized or noticed as posi tive large group efforts." "In order to get and keep the community and law enforcement behind us, we have to be on one accord. We can have differences, but at the end of the day, we have to be able to put the differ ences aside and work on our great task which is to obtain justice for our loved ones and our community." Mrs. Saunders said speakers from her organiza tion continue to go out and speak to youth and fam ilies regarding crime and gang intervention/preven tion and personal safety. "We also share photos of the victims and stories with our audience at every speak ing opportunity and/or event." Anyone who has lost a loved one to violence and their case is still unsolved, is welcome to join Advocates for Safer Communities, Inc. You can contact Elliott and Darla Saunders at (813) 458-5362.


Sports 'The-Banle Of The Unbeatens' People were waiting to see it. They were waiting to see the top two girls basketball teams in the country clash. The top two teams were the Jefferson Dragons led by Jade Givens, Shayla Wilson and Laurie Beatty. And the Sickles Gyphrons led by Amber Henson and BreeCnnn. The two teams met last Tuesday night at the Sickles gymnasium. Both teams were undefeated and sported per fect 10-0 records. The game was everything it was supposed to be. For four quarters, the game was nip and tuck and witnessed by a full house crowd of wildly cheer ing fans. When the final bell rang, Jefferson walked out of the gymnasium with a 48-47 vic tory and was still undefeated and sporting an u-o record. Sickles, 6' 4" Amber Henson was all she is billed up to be, but so was Givens, Wilson and Beatty. Henson, a 6'4" junior is the top junior in the country, the best female player in Florida and the 4th rated player in the country. A Good Young Team The Howard W. Blake Lady Jackets are a good, young basketball team. The biggest problem is that they are so young and inexperienced. The Lady Jackets start four freshmen and one sophomore. Don't feel sorry for Blake. As young as they are, they are tall and talented. The Jackets big gun is 6'1'' forward Erica Young. The Lady Bees have lost two games. They lost the season opener to Plant and lost to the talented Jefferson Dragonettes. Keep your eyes on Blake. They will be very good by the time District's start. Cincinnati Bengals Receiver Chris Henrv Dead At 26 Police in Charlotte, N.C., say Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry has died, one day after suffering serious injuries upon falling out of the back of a pickup truck in what authorities describe as a domestic dispute with his fiancee. Henry was 26. Henry was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after being found on a residential road. Police say a dispute began at a home about a halfmile away, and Henry jumped int9 the bed of the pickup truck as his fiancee was driving away from the residence. Police said at some point when she was driving, Henry "came out of the back of the vehicle." Henry was .on injured reserve after breaking his arm earlier this season. COA(:H FOUNDATION, INC. PRESENTS: COAOH Afi/Mrde!Bie NEW HOMES* NOW BUILDING* Priced from $135,000.00 and up ... 3 garage ..ur .. centra1Heat andA1r& New Appliances : ; -.:;,,,, ... '. .... ..... .................. .................. Down Payment & Closing Costs First Tirne Home Buyers Monthly Payments )\&sistance up to $60,000! Good or Repairable can be Lower than Rent! ............................................................. ............. ...................... .. : ......... .. ... : $8,000 TAX CREDIT AVAILABLE TO All NEW HOMEBUYERS! 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Williams, an avid sports fan, is not only a supporter of the Panthers, but he gets to spend additional time with the team and coaches as their driver for the Hillsborough County School District GLENN WILIJAMS Transportation Dept. Williams will be accompa nying the teani to Orlando (today) Friday as they will be playing for the State Championship at 7 p. m. tonight against Manatee High of Bradenton. 6 :!! g USF Coach Leavin Accused Of Hininu Plaver tn m z -4 z m r;m TAMPA--The University of South Florida plans to look into a report that football coach Jim Leavitt struck one of his players in the face during halftime of a game last month. Citing the player's father, high school coach and five USF players who were not identified, AOL FanHouse reported Monday that Leavitt grabbed Joel Miller by the throat and hjt him in the face twice because he was upset about a mistake the sophomore walk-on made on special teams. FanHouse said the incident occurred at halftime of the Bulls' game against Louisville on Nov. 21. "The University of South Florida is aware of the story and will review the matter promptly," USF vice president -JIMLEAVITI communications Michael Hoad said in a statement released bythe school. "We're committed to ensuring due process for everyone involved. To ensure fairness, the univer sity doesn't comment during a C: r rm -4 z "0 c: m r-Cii ::::t m 0 m rii -4 c: m tn 0 )> z 0 review." However, Lepvltt, the only ::0 USF football coach in school history, said the accusations were false. Morris: Bucs Focused on Finishing Strong TAMPA --With three weeks remaining in a miser able season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, rookie coach Raheem Morris says he's focused on finishing strong rather than what it'll take to save his job. The Bucs (1-12) lost for the 16th time in their past 17 games on Sunday, falling 26-3 to the New York Jets while being held to 124 yards of total offense. "I start worrying about that, I shouldn't be in this position," Morris said in response to a question about his future. "That's just not what we do in our job. As a position coach, as a head coach; whatsver coach, you go out there every day and do your job and then let the people tell you what you're going to do at the end of the season." Morris Monday that he's looking for improvement down the stretch and that his players are committed to winning as many games as possible, too. j The Bucs face Seattle and c;> New Orleans on the road m ..... before finishing at home yw against Atlanta. )>


mr-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sports co T"" a: w m :: w (.) w c c a: u. Woods Voted Top Athlete Of The Decade TIGER WOODS titles than any other man, with 25 votes. Record-setting Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps came in fourth with 13 votes, followed by New England quarterback Tom Brady (6) and sprinter Usain Bolt (4). Five other athletes received one vote People Magazine: Elin Plans To Leave Tiger Tiger Woods's wife, Elin Nordegren, plans to split Tiger Woods was selected with her husband, according Wednesday as the Athlete of to People Magazine. the Decade by members of Nordegren, who was pho-The Associated Press in a tographed without her wedvote that was more about 10 ding ring this week, is still years of performance than living in Windermere, Fla. nearly three weeks of headThe New York Post reported C lines. that moving vans were out-ff: Just like so many of his vic-side the family's home c tories, it wasn't much of a Tuesday and that Z contest. N ordegren was giving < Woods received 56 of the instructions to the movers. 142 votes cast since last The holidays may bring a month by editors at U.S. final showdown in the mar-W newspapers that are mem-riage of Tiger Woods and i= bers of the AP. More than Elin Nordegren, a source > half of the ballots were close to the golfer's wife tells a: w returned after the Nov. 27 car PEOPLE, saying, "She plans iij accident butside his Florida to leave Tiger." c home. Another som:ce says, "She's Lance Armstrong, a can-made up her mind. en: cer survivor who won the nothing to think about: he's ::::i Tour de France six times this never going to change. decade, finished second with Woods and Nordegren a. 33 votes. He was followed by have two children, daughter Z Roger Federer, who won Sam, 2, and son Charlie, 10 i= more Grand Slam singies months. -------------------------------------------..J ::::) m I ..J w z i= z w en C ..J LL McCain Urges For Johnson Pardon Sen. John McCain (shown here in zoos) has long campaigned for a pardon of former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson. WASHINGTON --Two lawmakers are appealing to President Barack Obama to pardon renowned black boxer Jack Johnson, imprisoned a century ago because of his romantic link to a white woman. Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Rep. Peter King of New York, both Republicans, were sending a new le(ter to the president_ Wednesday, after receiving their first response from the Obama administration last week. In that response, the Justice Department's pardon attorney, Ronald L. Rodgers, told them the department, as a policy, does not process pardons for dead people. "We were sorely disappoint ed" by Rodgers' position, the lawmakers wrote in the letter : They asked Obania to agree with Mr. Rodgers' assessment, concur with Congress and issue a posthumous pardon for Mr. Johnson." Both houses of Congress passed resolutions this year urging a presidential pardon for Johnson, who became the first black heavyweight champion in 1908 -100 years before Obama was elected the first black president. cowbovs LB Ware Making Progress Toward Plaving IRVING, TX --Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware has made substantial progress and could play Saturday night in New Orleans, less than a week after a scary hit that left him sprawled on the field with a strained neck. Ware didn't practice Wednesday, but attended meetings, went through a walkthrough session and even worked out. Coach Wade Phillips said everything looked good for Ware on the X-rays and other exams the three-time Pro Bowl linebacker went through to see if the swelling had gone down, and to make sure there DEMARCUS WARE were no lingering problems. Ware hurt his neck Sunday when he slammed headfirst into a San Diego lineman in the Cowbqys' loss to the Chargers. Ware was taken off the field on a stretcher and hospitalized briefly before being released that night. Anest Disagrees With Backlash Against Tiger MILWAUKEE--Lakers forward Ron Artest says an open letter to Tiger Woods that was posted on his Web site was meant to encourage the golf superstar because Artest believes media cover age of Woods' mistakes has been unfair. "I just really disagree, I guess you call it backlash,'' Artest said Wednesday. "Hopefully, he gets everything in order and gets back on track, his persomi.l (life). Then after that I can't wait to see him play golf again." Artest said he was motivat ed to write the letter after talk ing with friends because of the negative coverage Woods has received since acknowledging marital infidelity following his Nov. 27 car accident near his Orlando-area home. Artest doesn't know Woods and does not want the golfer to contact him about the comments he published Tuesday on his Web site. In his post, Artest called RONARTEST Woods a perfect role model while sharing some of his own story, including that he fathered a child with another woman after having two with his girlfriend who later became his wife. Artest said in his blog he now has two boys and two girls. "I just felt it was a situation where we heard one of the greatest is not going to play golf, a sport that he loves," Artest said. "Ok, look at me I'm over here in L.A., having a great season, back on track and I make way more mistakes than him. Hopefully that's some words of agement."


Sports Middleton Quanerback Heads To Florida State WILLIE CLAY, JR. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter Last month, a story was written about Willie Clay, Jr. and his father, Willie Clay, Sr. In that piece, it was chroni cled how hard Clay, Jr. had worked, and what part his father, Willie Clay, Sr., played in his life. Missing from that story was the role his mother, Angela Buchanan, has also played in his life. "When their father is out of town, 'they are with me. They also spend all of their holidays with me. My fiance, Jose Figueroa, has been a constant in my son's life and has been a great mentor." Ms. Buchanan said she makes sure Clay, Jr. and the others get their clothing, and she takes care of their med ical and dental bills. "I'm very proud of my son. From the day he went to school, I knew he was an exceptional student. I pushed him and he was very dedicated. If he didn' t get good grades, he'd get upset. Average was never enough for him." "I've always told him he could become whomever he wanted, and that it has to be up to him, becal,lse he has to live with whatever decision he makes. I just want him to be successful and know I'll always be there for him." Ms. Buchanan's brother, Ralph, has also played a big role in Clay, Jr.'s life and also has a son who is trying to pursue a career as an ath lete Ms. Buchanan said she's excited about her son attend ing Florida State University, and feels his academic suc cess will guarantee he will be productive and have a bright future CheckUsOutOnFacebook& Follow Us on Twitter@ Twiner.com/FLSENTINELB Start your Valentine's weekend with Fashion & Class CHECKOUT THE EBONY FASHION FAIR! The World' s Largest Traveling Fashion Show Coming to the Historic Tampa Theater 711 N. Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602 Friday "" February 12, 2010 8:00p.m. *Donation: $45 Price includes a 1-year subscriptiOn to EbonyQ! a 6-niorith subsciiption to let magazine To Benefit: Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc. For Ticket(s}., Contact: Carol (813) 389-8746 Lonnie Carson (813) 238-9625 Headaches Still Bothering Vikings' Harvin PERCY HARVIN EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is still strug gling with migraine headaches. The chronic problem forced the rookie from Florida to miss the game against Cincinnati last week. Vikings Brad Childress said Harvin participated in a walk through with the team on Wednesday morning, but he was not present for the early part of the afternoon practice. Harvin is seeing a speCialist. Childress calls the condition "debilitating" for Harvin, who is second on the team with 681 yards and six touchdowns receiving headed into Sunday's game at Carolina. He is also second in the NFL in kickoff return yardage and has brought back two for scores. Iran oners Moss HisSuppon RANDY MOSS His coach and his quarterback already have come to his defense. Now add the owner of the team, as well. Robert Kraft, askedabout the Carolina Panthers' accusa tions that Patriots wide receiv er Randy Moss did not go full speed in Sunday's game, stood by Moss. I can only speak for myself. I reall y believe in him, and support him," Kraft told the Boston Herald during a Patriots charity Salvation Army holiday party Tuesday evening. "He's made a great contribu tion to this team. Moss had just one catch for 16 yards in the Patriots' 20-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday, leading Carolina cornerback Chris Gamble and safety Chris Harris to declare Moss had given less than his full effort. Dwight Howard Suing Babv Mama For $9.2 .M! Dwight Howard isn't pla ying with the mother of his 2 year-old son He wants $500 for each time h e r "Dwight bashing" has been viewed online. Howard filed two lawsuits in Orange County court. One lawsuit seeks $9.2 miilion in damages and the other seeks increased custody of his 2-year-old son. Dwight Howard has made his name and his $14 million-a-year salary on the court. Now he's trying to clear his name by seeking millions in court. Internet comments like Dwight "has another baby in Atlanta," "he is raunchy" and "he hasn't shown up for his visitation in damn near three months." Royce Reed, who's accused of writing the com ments or encouraging others DWIGHT HOWARD vs. ROYCE REED to, reportedly met Howard when she was a Magic dancer and the two had a son. Reed's attorney would not comment about the lawsuits Howard's attorney acknowledged the court filings and did say they are in an effort to protect Dwight's image as a a player and a father. ., :!:! c c m (') m s: m m :D ..... 1\) 0 0 CD ., I 0 :D (/) m ----------------------------------------------------------------------IZ :::! Titans' Johnson savs Dolphins' Ginn A No-Show. 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0) 0 0 N co T"" a: w Ill :E w (.) w c >= c a: LL. c a: LL. c z < c C/) w .... > a: w > w c w ::J: C/) :::i 1:0 a. z i= w ..J ..J 1:0 ...J w z i= z w C/) < c a: 0 ..J LL. < I co T"" w C) MR. DARRELL S. DOBY,SR. Homegoing services for Mr. Darrell S. Doby, Sr., "Smooth" of 8112 Moccasin Trail Dr., who passed away Sunday, December 13, 2009, will be held Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 11 a. m. at First Baptist Church of Progress Village, 8616 Progress Blvd., Dr. Samuel Maxwell, Sr., pastor, officiat-ing. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Doby was born November 9, 1959, in Tampa. He attended the schools of Hillsborough County and was a graduate of Robinson High School, class of 1977. He was also a graduate of Roffler Barber School, class of 1991. He was a barber in the Tampa Community. Darrell was a longtime dedicated coach for Progress Village Panthers, youth football and cheerleading, Pee Wee, Division. His favorite football team was the Indianapolis Darrell was baptized at an early age at St. Luke A. M. E. Church. He leaves to cherish the memory of his life: a loving and devoted wife, Daralyn; children, Darrell, Jr., Derron, Talisha and Vermont Doby; grandchildren, Tashana, Brianna, La'Shai, Maurice, Qwa'zina and Elesha Doby; parents, Pierce Dennis and Eve Cherri Doby; brothers and sisters, Chandra DobyKeitt (Ivan), Kerry Doby, Alvin Doby (Kimberly), Ava Doby and Piercesene Doby; mother-in-law, Julia Timmons; brothers-and sisters-in-law, Donna Sanders (Kwabene) Dlnizulu, Tyrone (Twilla) Timmons, Willie (Tammy) Timmons, and Ozzie (Kimberly) Timmons,; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; best friend, Charlie Jones; and other sorrowing relatives and friends. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, December 18, 2009, from 5-8 p. m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service; AIKENS FUNERAL HOME www.ai]rensfuneralhome.net MR. RICHARD WILLIA1\1S, II Homegoing services for Mr. Richard Williams, II, of 8413 N. Armenia Ave. Apt. 924, who passed away Monday, December 14, 2009, will be held Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 2 p. m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel, 2708 E. Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Blvd., Pastor Terry Smith, officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Richard was a native of Tampa. He was preceded in death by: his mother, Eva Mae Auguste; father, Richard Williams, Sr.; sister, Lena Wilson; and grandmother, Martha Johnson. He leaves behind: daughter, Wynette Garfield; son, Richard Williams, III; and stepdaughter, Patricia Godwin, all of Tampa; granddaughters, Shenika Kelly and Nicole Williams, both of Tampa; grandsons, Quentin Williams, Tampa, .Darryl Kelly, Jr. (Allyson), Atlanta, GA, Antonio Williams, Norfolk, VA, Brandon Williams, Jacksonville, and David and Devin Hibbert, both of Tampa; great grandchildren, Nyra and Darion of Tampa, and Dakota Kelly of Atlanta, GA; brothers, Cornelius (Bay-Bay) Williams and Walter (Pop) McWilliams, all of Tampa; nieces, Jennifer Wilson (Richard), Sophia Wilson, Jackie Wilson and Karen Wil.son, all of Tampa; nephews, Rudolph (Man) Wilson and Jerry (JB) Wilson, both of Tampa; and a host of great niec'es and nephews, and other family members and friends. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, December'18, 2009, from 5-8 p. m. The family and friends are asked-to meet at the chapel Saturday for the service. AI:((ENS FUNERAL HOME www.aj]rensfuneralhome.net FREE BURIAL SPACE CALL MARY@ 813-965-4456 TO INQ!JIRE Family Owned & Operated Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home 5117North 22nd SLrcCt Tampa, Florida33610 RAl'MOND AlliDERSON L I'.U. 813-237-5775 Personalized Funeral Sen;ces Shipping & Cremation Our Fan1ih Can !\ 1cet Ynur h1m i lv s Nt.:cds -' MRS. HATTIE MAE LEWIS ROLAND FISHER Mrs. Hattie Mae Lewis Roland Fisher, 66, of Wesley Chapel, FL, passed away December 10, 2009, at Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson, Florida. She was born in Pompano -Beach, FL, and came to Tampa 29 years_ago from Camp Lejune, North Carolina. Predeceased in death by: Mr. Jemmie Lewis, Sr. (fatherf; Mrs. Lillie Mae Lewis (mother); Leonard Roland (former husband); Christine Davis (sister) and Mabel Jackson (sister); and Roosevelt Lewis (brother), Willie James Lewis (brother), William Lewis (brother) and Larry Lewis (brother) She is survived by: her beloved husband, Clyde Fisher of Wesley Chapel, FL; sisters, Jessie Davis (Abraham), Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Rosa Blades (Freddie), Orange Park, FL, Gloria Stokes (Leonard), Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Evalina Scott (Rev. Shafter), Plant City, FL, and Maxine Carey (Ernest), Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brothers, John Lewis, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Jemmie Lewis, Jr. (Josie), Ft. Lauderdale FL; sons, Leonard Roland, Jr. (Samantha), Jacksonville, and Gregory Roland, Jr. (Phylis), Ft. Lauderdale, FL: daughter: Carla Smith (Ervin), Ft. Lauderdale, FL; granddaughters, Brittany Roland of Ft. Lauderdale FL, Brianna Roland of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Brandi Atkins of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, great grandson, Amari Hines of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; great granddaughter, Aaniyah Roland of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 5 stepchildren; and a host of nephews and cousins. Mrs. Hattie Fisher was educated in the public schools of Broward County. She later attended Florida Junior College in Jacksonville, where she earned a degree in Nursing in 1978. She was baptized at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Ft. Lauderdale, April 3, 1966. After moviqg to Tampa in 1980, She later joined Greater Bethel M. B. Church. She developed a deep personal relationship with the Lord and enjoyed studying God's Word and attending Sunday School. She was blessed with a loving devoted husband, Mr. Clyde Fisher, who later became her compassionate caretaker during her extended period of illness. She was employed at Tampa General Hospital as a Registered Nurse and worked in various areas of the hospital. She retired from the Rehabilitation Unit of the hospital in 2005. Her greatest interest was in the education and development ofher children and grandchildren and teaching them how to be independent and responsible adults.A Memorial Service will be held at the House Of God Church, 441 N. W. 7th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale,. Saturday, December 26, 2009, at 1 p. m. Please send all condolences for the family to Rev. Shafter and Evalina Scott, 2t03. Colson Road, Plant City, 33567 or via email to shafterescott@aol.com. BREWER & SONS FUNERAL HOME. 813-887-4991 BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM In remembrance of a dearly beloved. husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather on his birthday, December 16, 1934 "A well lived life leaves beautiful treastnes shining on our 'shores." We love and miss you so much. IIIII Your loving wife, Mary, children and families. CRISIS OTIS F. PADGETT December 16, 1934 -July 23, 2004 oliN HARMON LFD.813. 626-8600 JAMES HARMON LFD J Florida 33610 MR. MICHAEL D. REVERE, SR. Homegoing services for Mr. Michael D Revere, Sr., who passed away Thursday, December 10, 2009, will be held Saturday morning December 19, 2009, at 11 a. m. from The Center For Manifestation, 3102 E. Lake Avenue, with Dr. Mark T. Jones, pastor, .Pastor Eddy Boles, eulogist. Mr. Michael D. Revere, Sr.. was born in Tampa, on September 9, 1974. He attended the schools of Hillsborough County,_ and graduated from Gaither High School in 1992, where he played basketball. He enjoyed wrestl_ing, video games, football and music. He also loved weightlifting. He was employed wlth PEO Management Group at the time of his demise. He was a young man who truly ergoyed life He was preceded in death by: his father,-Prince Revere, Sr.; grandparents, Mr. James a11d Mrs. Mattie Mae Revere; and Mr. Earley and Mrs. Catherine McKinley. He leaves to cherish fond and loving memories to: his devoted wife, Tametria Revert;; 2 daughters, Titiyanna Revere and Alcilcya Henderson Revere; 2 sons, Michael D. Revere, Jr. and Tarrell Braddy; a lo'(ing and caring mother, Jerusha Kyles; stepfather, James Kyles; 3 sisters, Mrs. Forna Littles (James), Annie Revere and Mrs. Rhonda Simmons (John); 3 brothers, Keith Revere, Anthony Revere and Prince Revere, Jr.; nieces, LaTasha Revere, LaTonya Hopkins, LaTonya Revere, Ashley Revere, Courtney Smith, Princess Revere, Keisha Revere, Marquita Revere, Fornesha Walker, Kenisha Johnson, Mrs. Jenai Chadee (Tim), Johniquia Johnson and Clariniesha Richardson; nephews, Freddie Wilson, Prince Revere, III, Burlone Revere, Antonio Moore, Johnny Johnson, Jedaric Daniel and Solace Johnson; aunts, Mrs. Anpie Laura People (Rev. David), Las Vegas, Nevada, and Helen Revere, Williston, FL; uncles, Mr. Earley McKinley (Victoria), Mr. Solomon McKinley (Geraldine), Oscar McKinley, Plant City, Norman McKinley, _and Benjamin McKinley (Patricia), Lakeland; and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends, among whom are devoted friends, Chris and Carl. The viewing for Mr. Michael D. Revere; Sr., will be held on Friday, December 18, 2009, from 6-8 p. m. at Everett -Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, 5117 North 22nd Street. Family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday, December 19, 2009, at .10:30 a. m. for the homegoing services. "EVERETT-DERR & ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME"


Funerals/Memoriam SISTER BETTY JEAN HARVEY Sister Betty Jean Harvey of 2708 E. Wilder Ave, passed away Monday, December 14, 2009. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 1 p. m. at New Hope M. B. Church, 3005 E. Ellicott Street, with Rev. Dr. T. W. Jenkins, pastor, officiating. I'nterment ,will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Sister Betty Jean Harvey was a native of Tampa. She graduated from Blake Senior High School, Class of 1958. After moving in 1967 to Newark, NJ, in 1987, she was employed with Blue Cross/Blue Shield and retired after 17 years. Upon returning to Tampa she served as an employee of Helping Hand Day Nursery, the Veteran's Administration (10 years) and a volunteer of Abe Brown Prison 'Crusade Ministry and Senior Services. She received sp'ecial recognition for "Betty's Kitchen." A devoted and faithful member of New Hope, she served with Usher Board #1, Ministry to the Pastor, Adult Choir, Choir #3, Greeters Ministry, Youth Ministry, Seasoned Citizens, Culinary Staff and Food Bank. She also attended Prayer Meeting, Bible Study and Sunday Church School. She was preceded in death by: her parents; daughter, Jackqueline Clemons; brother Robert Eugene Thomas; and a host of aunts and uncles. She leaves to cherish her memories: her loving children, Keyotta Simone Clemons, Wanda E. Clemons, Fredjena (Michael) Warren, Andrew T. (Regina) Clemons, Dennis E. Harvey, Jr., Patrick St. George Harvey, Shirley M. Harvey, Dennis M Harvey and their father, Dennis E. Harvey; grandchildren, Pamela. Y. Clemons-Emrith, Robert T. Clemons, Elias Jhar, To'To'Yona F. Clemons, Wilkela D. Jackson, Al'Nichmah R. Clemons, Andre T. Clemons, Jr., Andre Clemons, Adrianua T. Clemons, Michell Warren, Dovente E. Harvey, Adrian C. Kegler, Adryonna M. Kegler, Mylla N. Clemons; great grandchildren, Unakey M. Philyor, Tary'o C. Philyor, and. A'enyce K. Redfield; goddaughter, Minnie Hattin; and godbrother, Lenton Douglas; three aunts, Retha M. Hall, Tampa, Ellen Robinson, Trenton, NJ, and Ollie Robinson, Orlando; very close friends like daughters, Wilma Warren, Lynda Ellis, Tracey (Larry) Shelby, Stella Newsom, Crystal and Denise Fisher; a host of cousins, other relatives, church members and many, friends too numerous to name. Visitation for Sister Betty Harvey will be held at New Hope MB Church on Friday, December 18, 2009, from 6-8 p.m. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. in her memory. Friends attending the homegoing celebration are asked to assemble at the church on Saturday at.12:45 p.m. A HARMON BURIAL MRS. MATTIE F. JACKSON Homegoing services for Mrs. Mattie F. Jackson, will be Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 11 a. m. at the Word of Grace and Truth Ministries, 3001 E. Hanna Avenue, Tampa, 33610, with Elder Ernest Helm officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Izella and Alfred Allen, Sr.; and her husband, Steven Jackson. Mrs. Mattie Jackson was a native of Palatka, FL. She was born on February 2, 1933, to the late Alfred Allen, Sr. and Izella Allen. She met and married her loving husband, Steven Jackson, Sr. on October 15, 1950. They were married for 57 years. She graduated from Central Academy High School, of Palatka, FL. She retired from Lake City Community Hospital after 23 years of services. She loved to dance and cook. Mrs. Jackson leaves to cherish her memory: her children: Ethel Mae Jackson (deceased), Willie Steve (Brenda) Jackson, Jr., Mary Etta Owens, Patricia (Jarvis) Lar'ry, Kenneth (Cheryl) Jackson, Alfred Jackson, Shirley Jackson, Jackie (Emile) Jackson: her step sister and brother, Glorious (Alfred) Griffin and Bobby Allen (deceased); her sistersin-law, Sylvia Gooden and Bernice Howard (deceased); her grandchildren, Kevin (Jennifer) Owens, Tammy (Paul) Gilmore, Vickie (Jonnie) Owens-Benniefield, Latasha (James) Hayes, Katina (Bruce) Gantt, Tarance D. LeNoir, Katina (Ivery) Bryant, Rashud Hills, Tiarra Anderson, Donnie Brown, Kenny Jackson, Jr., Courteny Green, Cory Jackson and Jalen Jackson; her great grandchildren, Sharee Owens, Brianna Owens, Jonnie Benniefield, III, Tyris Benniefield, Cynthia Gilmore, Daryl Gilmore, Paul Gilmore, III, Kevin Gilmore, Kyle Downie, Dakarai Winto'n, Sunday Hills and Rashud Hills, Jr.; and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation for Mrs. Mattie Frances Jackson will be after 5 p. m., Friday evening at Harmon Funeral Home, 5002 N 40th Street, Tampa, 33610. Friends attending the homegoing celebration are asked to assemble at the church at 10:45 a.m. A HARMON BURIAL MR. JOHNNY WILLIAMS A memorial service' in loving memory of Mr. Johnny Williams, who passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2009, will be held Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 1 p. m. at Harmon Funeral Home Chapel, 5002 North 40th Street, Tampa, 33610, with a local pastor. officiating. Interment will be private. Mr. Johnny Williams was born June 19, 1944, in Two Egg, FL. After relocating to Tampa, he became a well-known, long time resident. He leaves to cherish his memory: six children; loving grandchildren; mother, Mary Williams; eight brothers and sister; and a host of nieces and nephews. The viewing and visitation will be held Friday evening from 5:30-6:30 p. m. in the Chapel. Friends attending the memorial service for Mr. Johnny Williams are asked to please assemble at Harmon Funeral Home at 12:45 p. m. A HARMON BURIAL IN MEMORIAM MARJORIE LOVETT Jan. 8, 1934-Dec. 19, 2006 To our angel, we love and miss you. It's been a long 3 years since you passed on to glory. Love, Felicia, Andrea, Kai, family and friends. MRS. MARY ESTELLE JACKSON 'BOONA' Mrs. Mary Estelle Jackson, "Boona", 67, of 3224 Deerfield Drive, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2009. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 11 a. m. at First Baptist Church of West Tampa, 1302 N. Willow Avenue, with Reverend Rayford Harper, officiating. Interment will follow in Orange Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson was a native of St. Marys, Georgia, and a resident ofTampa for 55 years. She attended Bunch High School, St. Marys, GA, and Howard W. Blake High School, Tampa. Mrs. Jackson was a member of First' Baptist Church of West Tampa and served on the Usher Board #1. She retired as a Prep Cook at Piccadilly Cafeteria after many years of service. Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Jackson. She leaves to cherish her memory': her father, Felix C. Robinson; stepmother, Eva M. Robinson; a loving devoted friend and cousin, Janice Stroud; cousins, Eunice Myers of Savannah, GA, Victor Myers, Yvette Myers and Joey Myers, all of St. Marys, GA, and Catherine Colen of NY; close friends, Gloria Bell, Pauline Legion and Eartha Johnson; and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. The remains will repose after 5 p. m. today, 18, 2009, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. in funeral services for over 70 years. Ray Williams Funeral Home Rhodes & Northern, Owners 301 N. Howard Avenue Tampa, FL 33606 Ph: (8 13) 253-3419 Fax: {813) 251 Email: raywms@ij.net MR. ALLAN 'COLONEL' NATHANIEL LOVETT Mr. Allan "Colonel" Nathaniel Lovett of Dallas, Texas, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2009. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 2 p. m. at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, 8119 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Reverend Eugene Garnett, pastor, with Reverend Eric L. Davis, Sr. officiating. Interment Will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Allan Nathaniel Lovett was a native of Tampa and a resident of Dallas for 20 '11 years. He was a graduate of 5 Tampa Bay Tech High School, ::2 Class of 1987, Paur Quinn C College, Dallas, TX, and was a )> member of Inspiring Body of en Christ, Dallas, TX. He was m employed as a Lead Payment Z Poster at PhyServe, In'< ;z::!_ Dallas, TX. He was preceded in death tJ!!. by: his grandparents, Allen .:.. "Bill" and Audrey Spotford. C He leaves to cherish his r memory: parents, Gloria and r Claude Rhanes; two.daugh-m ters, Eboni Lovett of Dallas, :::! TX, and Jada Lee of Tampa; z two brothers, Eric Lovett (Shanta) of Franklin, TN, and OJ Brian Lovett of Greensboro, I NC; two sisters, La Fawn Leek Ci) and Taria Davis; four nieces, :I: La Keisha Leek of Chicago, IL, m Emara and Emani Lovett, C both of Greensboro, NC, and Deja Lovett of Franklin, TN; m two nephews, Paul Leek, Jr. :C and Reuben Davis, Jr.; four -< aunts, Carolyn Spotford Williams, Betty Suarez m (Frank), Janet Bogan and en Linda Robinson; four uncles, C Howard Spotford (Shelia) of Palatka, FL, Melvin Rhanes, )> Sr. (Carrie), Donald Rhanes z and Ronald Rhanes; great C aunt, Nettie Spotford of '11 Miami; great uncle, Roland :C Goodman (Patricia) of C Philadelphia, PA.; .cousins, Yvette Stephens (John) of Stone Mountajn, GA, Yvonne Johnson, Carol Lewis, Darryl Williams, Angela Claypool (David), Sonya Williams, Dwayne Spotford of Palm Bay, FL, Monica Davis of Stone Mountain, GA, and Natalie Bennett of Atlanta, GA; mother-in-law, Bobbie Bursey of Dallas, TX; godmothers, Virginia Anderson and Ernestine Kelly; devoted friends, Carl Fitts of Tampa, Keith and Kenneth McKinney and Glenn Coy, all of Dallas, TX; and a host of cousins, other sorrowing relatives, friends and loved ones. The remains will repose after 5 p.m. today, December 18, 2009, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. :;E Howard Avenue. _. Arrangements entrusted to C> RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL m HOME, Rhodes & Northern, u; Owners. ;i>


en Funerals/Memoriams co T"" a: w m :lE w (.) w c c a: LL MR. JOSEPH CHARLES PERRY, SR. Mr. Joseph Charles Perry, Sr. of 1250 Skipper Road, #167, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2009. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 11 a. m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, with Reverend W. M. Green, officiO ating. Interment'will follow in t Rest Haven Memorial Park. u.. Mr. Perry was a native of C Reedsville, South Carolina, z and a resident of Tampa for <( 40 years. He attended Reedsville Jr. High School, -Reedsville, SC, and .was a C member Mathis Baptist lteedsVille, SC. PerrY w.as employed as a 'Mechanic at Lighting Tires, ((in _Tampa Street).a:. to cherish his W -memory : .a:' devoted friend, ru Naomi Perry; daughters, Mary Perry and family, Cheryl Perry and fainily, Willi amenia :I: Perry and family; sons, en Joseph Perry, Jr. and wife, Julie, Thomas Perry and wife, D Linda, David Perry and wife, = Alicia, and Alonzo Sneed and ll. wife, Christina; a host of grandchildren, great grand.-children, and great, great grandchildren; a beloved and ..J loving sister, Mrs. Mary ::: Bankston; a host of nieces and CJ? nephews; special friend of the ..J family, Andre Cromartie; and a host of other sorrowing reii= atives and devoted friends. z The remains will repose W after 5 p. m. today, December en 18, 2009, at Ray Williams <( Funeral Home, 301 N. C Howard Avenue. 0: Arrangements entrusted to 0 RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL ..J HOME, Rhodes & Northern, LL Owners. MRS. HA'ITIE THOMPSON WILLIAMS LARRY On Monday, December 14, 2009, God found it best to call Mrs. Hattie Thompson Williams Larry, from labor to reward. A celebration of life for Mrs. Hattie Thompson Williams Larry will be held on SatUrday, December 19, 2009, at 10 a. m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, 6720 County Road 579, Seffner, FL, with Rev. Nathaniel Love, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Mayberry Cemetery in Seffner. Mrs. Larry was educated in the public. schools of Hillsborough County. She was a domestic engineer, a faithful member of First Missionary Baptist Church and 'an active member of the Eastern Star. She was Pt: .eceded_in death by: her father,, Namon Thompson; mother, Harriet Johnson Thompson; daughter, Jennie Hankerson; son, Clarence Larry; brothers, Horace Savage, Luventon Savage, Warren Savage, Robert Thompson and James Thompson; sisters, Ernestine Savage, Lettie Hicks, Leona Wylie and Mary Phillips; and son-in-law, Authur Robinson She leaves sweet and loving memories with: husband, Carl Larry; Sr. of Seffner, FL; daughters, Lilly Bell Robinson, Brenda Larry of Thonotosassa, FL; sons, Willie James (Cheryl) of Pittsburgh, PA, Lamarcus Larry of Tampa, and Carl Larry, Jr. (Corlettee) of Germany; sisters, Corine Bowden of Seffner, and Gladys Fitch (Johnny) of Wilmington, Delaware; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing relatives and friends. The remains will repose at First Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, December 18, 2009, from 6-8 p. m. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p. m. Family and friends are asked to at the church at 9:45 a. m. on Saturday, December 19, 2009. Arrangements entrusted to Stone's Memorial Funeral Home. "A FANNIE B. STONE TRADmONAL SERVICE" t MOTHER LILLIE MAE BOSTICK WILLIAMS Mother Lillie Mae Bostick Williams passed away at LifePath H ospice, Temple Terrace at 5:10 a. m. on Thursday, December 10, 2009. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11 a. m. on Saturday, December 19, 2009, at Brown Memorial Church Of God In Christ, 2313 E. 27th Avenue, with Bishop Matthew Williams, pastor, and Supt; Mitchell Davis, Jr., officiating. Interment will be at Rest Haven Cemetery. She was born on May 11, 1921, and received her education in Madison, .FL. Mother 'Williams and her family moved to Tampa in 1938. She retired from Chelsea Title and Abstract Company in Tampa. She was an extremely hard worker I:t;1 her church, th" e Brown Memorial Church 'Of God In Chiist and is referred to as "The Ole Pioneer." Mother Williams leaves behind: 5 children, Mary Evelyn (Ulysses) Johnson, Melvin A. (Betty) Davis, Sr., Vonceile Jones, John David Bostick, Jr. and Lora Glen (William) Godlock; grandchildren, Victor Reynolds, Veronica Royal, Leslie Cottman, Lisa (Fred) Sanderson of Killeen, TX, Melvin A. (Charmaine) Davis, Jr., Debbie (Burt) Washington, Micka (Chris) Davis, Sandra (Brandon), Daniel of Anchorage, AK, Marion (Andre) Mitchell, Kevin Hodge, Barry Davis, Barron Davis, Jarius Jones and Aleana McCall; a very close nephew, Henry Allen of Maryland; 2 goddaughters, Octaverie Hall of St. Petersburg, and Lenora Edwards of Tampa; 2 cousins, Mr. Tom Brown of Tampa, and Mr. Walter Brown of San Francisco, CA; a close friend, Mother Ruth Outing of Orlando; the Davis Family of Tampa, Brown Memorial COGIC Family; and a host of nieces, nephews, great grandchildren (too numerous to name) and sorrowing friends. The remains will repose from 5-8 p. m. and the family will receive friends from 6-7 p. m. on Friday, December 19, 2009, at the Brown Memorial Chapel, 2314 E. 27th Ave. The family is asked to assemble 30 minutes prior to the "celebration" on Saturday, December 19, 2009, at the church. Arrangements entrusted to WOODY'S FUNERAL HOME. Subscribe rroday! -ft .. et1n -"The V->ice Conu-n.unity Speaking ..for Itsel_f' Call: 813 248-1921 IN LOVING MEMORY OF WINSTON DAVIS Sunrise: Nov. 27, 1927 Sunset: Oct. 27, 1991 CEDRIC DAVIS SQ.nrise: Jari. 7, 1962 Sunset: Dec. 18, 1982 The memories will always live in our hearts. Gone, but not forgotten. Wife and mother, Josephine Davis; son and daughters, sisters and brother, Winston Bernard Davis and wife, Janice, Gail and husband, Theodore Johnson and Jackie Stephenson; grands, great grands, nieces and nephews. BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM We're wishing you a happy 86th birthday. You are truly missed, but never forgotten. Your love stays in our hearts. From: your loving fami-_ ly. __. .. -.. -.-You're n6t just otll' client, you're om boss .-.- ---_-.. VW. 4on't of who we're 'fi'Orking for. d After the one we answer to_ : ,, t: [i.. _- _.. We arrange funerals, we don't sell them. It is our responsibility to honor your v.jshes and -.. re,--pect your budget 4 .... 'Ve like meeting families, not goals. Like you, we are a part of this community supporting our neighbors when they need us. 5 We spend time with you. Arranging a fitting tribute is important to you, and you don t deserve to be rushed. FUNERAL HOME 3000 N. 29th St Tampa, FL33605 (800) 605-3350. (813) 248-6125 WM\I.wilsonfuneralhome.com Wayne L Bright Manager


BIRTHDAY MEMORIAM FLORA JONES 12/21/1941-10/03/2009 Mother, since you've been gone, the tears still flow. We miss you very much. Happy birthday! Love, your daughter, Delphine and James Robinson, Sr., Garcia Jones, Katina and John Vickers, Ross Jones, and a host of grandchildren, sister, Mary Reese, and a special cousin, Pearl Bellamy. GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN DAVID JOHNSON, JR. Aug. 31, 1932 -Dec. 16, 2007 It's been two years now that you've been gone. Your memories will forever be in our hearts. Sadly missed by: your wife, Carolyn; daughters, Yvonne and Kimberly; sons-in-law, Stanley and Michael; and grandkids, Lamar, Zahria MEMORY I OF I THANKS CONSLEE EPPS Grandmother Sunrise: June 16, 1922 Sunset: December 9,1994 Fifteen years have gone by, still loving you. From, your grandchildren, great grands, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. IN MEMORIAM FAYE A. MITCHELL It's been another year since God called you home on 12-15-07. You are in our thoughts every day. We miss you so much. Love, Family. VALARIE TEREASE EPPS Sister Sunrise: December 17, 1961 Sunset: December 15, 2006 Three years have gone by, still thinking of you. Gone, but not forgotten. From, your children, Regina, Reggie, Sharonda and Charles, sisters, brothers, grands and other relatives. MILDRED ALEXANDER SIPLIN The family of Mildred Alexander Siplin thanks you for all acts of love and kindness shown to us in our time of bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is a reflection of God's love. "Grace be to you and peace, from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 1:3 (KJV) The Siplin Family. THANK YOU The family of Bro. Willie L. Melton "Billy," extends heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone who supported us during this most difficult time. There are no words to express what it meant to us to receive so many phone calls, visits, food, cards, floral arrangements and most of all fervent prayer. Special thanks to: Unity M; B. Church, Rev. H. H. Hunt, Pastor, Rev. Stanley Mortimer, Rev. David G. Walker, Elder Teryl Lindsey, and Elder Arthur Neal. Recognition is also given to Wayne Bright and the staff of Wilson Funeral Home and all of the staff BRO. WILLIE LEROY MELTON at LifePath Hospice. The Melton, Patrick, Stevens and Mason families. CARD OF THANKS MRS. JEFFERY M.'BENNETT The family of Mrs. Jeffery M. Bennett would like to thank you all for your prayers, words of comfort, cards and all other acts of kindness shown during our time of sorrow. Special thanks to: Revealing Truth Ministries, Pastor Greg Powe, Pastor John Acker and Aikens Funeral Home and Staff. IN MEMORY OF YOUR BIRTHDAY GLADYS MAE MITCHELL JONES Mother Sunrise: December 15, 1933 Sunset: November 14,1993 Sixteen years have gone by. You are always on our minds. From, your children, Conslee, Dianne, Alice, Pat, Debra, Valarie (deceased), Mary and John, 'grands, great grands, nieces, nephews, godchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. CARD OF THANKS ELBERT NEWfON,JR. The family of Elbert Newton, Jr. expresses our love and gratitude for your acts of kindness shown during a beautiful homegoing celebration of our loved one. Special thanks to: Reverend Ricardo Robinson, Hospice Indigo :Team, Harmon Funeral Home, devoted friend, Sister Brown, Clarence Crawford and our community family. The family. BIRTHDAY MEMORIAIII GERALDINE MUNGIN Sunrise: December 18, 1929 Sunset: May23, 2007 ..... (X) 1\) 0 0 co ., Mere words cannot express :a how much we miss you, as we C remember you on your birth-day. Love, Huey, Richard, Linda; Leonard, Albert, Lawrence, and the entire family and friends. CARD OF THANKS The family of Mother Priscilla Green would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks for your gifts of love and kindness during our time of bereavement. We wish to thank: Bishop Francis Davis and The General Assembly Church Of The Firstborn, Reverend Michael Bouie and Allen Temple AME Church, Pastor Donald Lott and True Worship Christian Center, Prophetess Shawney Tim, Lincoln Gardens Community and Ray Williams Funeral Home and staff. Love, peace and many blessings. The Green Family. MOTHER PRISCILLA GREEN G') m 1\) ..... I )>


0) Card Of Thanks co .-c:c w co :: w (.) w 0 CARD OF THANKS c a: LL QW ANDA K. HICKS The family of Qwanda K. Hicks expresses our love and gratitude for your acts of kindness shown during the homegoing celebration of our beloved. Special thanks to: Rev. E. J. Williams, New Progress M. B. Church, Greater Friendship M. B. Church, New Salem M. B. Church, Temple Of Praise Church, Mt. Pleasant Middle Schools and Hillsborough County, Ray Williams Funeral Home, family and friends. The Johnson and Hicks Families. a: u. Q z <( DNA Testing Clears Man Who Served 28 Years On Rape, Murder Charge c (/) w ::J 1-z WASHINGTON--A man tu ....1 who spent 28 years in prison 5 for a rape arid murder has CO been .freed after DNA testing ...J showed he's innocent. w z Fifty-eight-year-old i= Donald Eugene Gates left i1'j the federal prison in Tucson, (/) Ariz., on Tuesday, just hours after a Washington judge ordered his release. Gates says it feels "beauti ful" to he free. He says his faith in Gad helped him get through his incarceration. Judge Fred Ugast, who presided over Gates' trial, ordered his release just hours before. Gates was convicted of the 1981 rape and murder of 21-year-old Catherine Schilling. Recent testing showed Gates is not a match for DNA found on Schilling's body and the work of an FBI forensic analyst invelved in the investigation has been called into question. a: 0 -' LL Guiltv Conscience leads To Confession, Arrest In 20-Year-Oid Murder MARLON DARTON ... Killed PHOENIX --Phoenix police say they've had a break -a confession and arrest in a murder case that goes hack more than 20 years. <( Detective James N Holmes of the Phoenix Police Department said (.!) Kenneth Jackson, now 52, Cf turned himself in and con-fessed to killing a man 21 years ago. "This is pretty bizarre," Holmes said. According to Holmes, Jackson killed Marlon Darton in the course of an armed robbery at the victim's home in November 1988. Darton, Jackson's neighbor at the time, was 78 years old. Holmes said Jackson told them he was strung out on drugs and needed a fix at the time of the robbery and murder. He also knew Darton lived alone in a home that no longer exists in the area of 16th and Monroe streets. Now there's only a vacant field there. National Student Suspended For Drawing Jesus On ACross TAUNTON, Mass. --A Massachusetts school district on Tuesday night denied a father's claims that his son was suspended for drawing a stick figure of Jesus on a cross. The Taunton School District said in a written statement that the second-grade student was never over the sketch a rid that a drawing circulated toheporters by the boy's : Chester Johnson, is not the same on,e that was discoveted by the teacher. The district also denied that the boy and his classmates had been assigned to draw something that reminded them of Christmas or any other reli gious holiday. School officials did not specify any action they took, but said they followed well-established protocol," including reviewing the child's records and consulting with school psy chologists. Johnson told reporters that administrators were concerned the boy drew Xs for Jesus' eyes, and particularly worried when his son said he'd drawn himself on the cross. He said his son was suspended and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation. But the school district said it's unclear whether the boy even drew that sketch in school. Female OHicer Arrests Man Who Pinched Her A female Dallas, Texas police officer arrested a man after he allegedly pinched her backside as she waited in a checkout line. Sgt. Marcia Trejo said she was in full uniform and shopping for Christmas gifts for underprivileged children when she was assaulted. "I could not believe it," said Trejo, a 27-year Dallas police veteran. "I was in shock. I immediately turned around and asked, 'Who pinched me?' and he started laughing, as if it was funny." Trejo said she was far from amused. "I asked him why he would do something like that to a officer -or any woman at that point -and he just said he felt like he could," she said. So Trejo. did what she could. She called for backup and arrested the man, Delmontco Glossen, on suspicion of misdemeanor assault. Glossen was also wanted on outstanding warrants by the Dallas Sheriffs Office Florida Man Exonerated, Freed From Prison After 35 Years BARTOW, FL --After more than three decades in prison, a man in Florida was set free Thursday after a DNA test showed he did not kidnap and rape a 9-year-old boy in 1974. James Bain, 54, was 19 when he was convicted on charges of kidnapping, burglary and strong-arm rape. Now he will be allowed to go home for the first time in 35 years. Bain's mother, who has been in and out of hospitals in recent years, said that her son's exoneration is "hard to believe." Melissa Montie, an attorney with the Innocence Project, called Bain last week at his prison inOkeechobee, Florida, to tell him the news. "He's been so worried about his mom. He wants to be home to take care of her," Montie said. Bain was convicted in 1974 of taking a 9-year-old Lake Wales, Florida, boy from his bed and raping him .. According to police records, the victim told police that he fell asleep with his brothers Crime JAMESBAIN and sisters, but when he woke up a man was dragging him by a baseball field. The boy said he was forced to the ground and raped. The Lake Wales police report says that the boy told police that his attacker had bushy sideburns and a mus tache. After being shown five photographs of potential sus pects, the repmt says, the victim picked out the photo of Bain. That 9-year-old boy, now 44, still lives in Florida and has been made aware of the situation, according to multiple sources. Deputies Arrest Man For Thanksgiving Dav Sexual Assault Hillsbo'rough County Sheriffs deputies arrested a 31-year-old man Wednesday on charges he sexually assaulted a teenager girl on Thanksgiving night. According to spokeswomqn, Debbie Carter, Michael C. Williams knows the 10year-old victim :,, girlfriend. Carter said Williams and the teenager somehow ended up in a vehicle near his resi dence, He reportedly parked the car, coerced her into the backseat, and sexually assaulted her. Carter said the victim got out of the vehicle, told a fam ily member, and the incident was reported. An investigation was initiated and MICHAEL WILLIAMS Williams was arrested at his residence on a charge of sex ual assault. Williams is being held in jail with his bond set at $7,500. Subscribe Today!


Crime Man suspected In Sexual Assaults Gets Anention Of West Coast Authorities GAYLYN BATI'Y On Sunday, Tampa Police arrested 24-year-old Gaylyn Batty after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in YborCity. In that case, Batty reportedly offered to give the woman a ride home from Ybor City. She accepted and said she was attacked by Batty. He was arrested after N. 56th Street, Ste. 13 I a FL 33617 ... Office (813)988 JOlE JERNI someone outside the car heard what was happening and called police. A second charge against Batty came when a woman saw his mug shot on televi sion and said he had done the same thing to her on December 7th. Police said that attack hap pened when the woman met Batty at a convenience store and invited him back to her house. The woman told police she knew Batty briefly, and he seemed nice. That woman told police she and Batty talked for about an hour before he snapped and attacked her. Police said they think Batty recently moved here from Hawthorne, California and that he is also known to spend time in Las Vegas. They are working with authorities in both areas to see if there are any similar cases. Open 24Hours 7DaysA. "We'll Get You Out Quick ... So You Won t Have To Sit" Darrell Ingram Owner -.::-.r-: Inmate Accused Of Foruiilu Release Paperwork NYiiEED NASHADDAI PINELLAS COUNTY ,An inmate at Pinellas County Jail has been accused of forging paperwork to get out According to a report, Nydeed N ashaddai faked a letter that got him out of jail.. He was in jail on charges of fraud, grand theft and forgery. Nashaddai's release lasted about a day. When the victim was notified about his release, he called the state attorney, who then found out that Nashaddai was not supposed to be out of jail. N ashaddai was re-arrested and now faces additional charges of escape and is being held without bond. Man Found Goiltv OIMurder PASCO COUNfY-A less Pasco County man has. been convicted of seconddegree murder for killing another man during a drug deal. A jury found Torrence Bates, 21, guilty on Tuesday and the state was seeking a first-degree felony murder cpn viction. The ]ury settled oh a lesser charge. Prosecut6rs said Bates went to 22.:.year-old Jose Godineaux's apartment in November 2007 to buy crack cocaine. Godineaux's then gjrlfriend testified Bates barged in with a gun and the men exchanged fire. Bates testified he always kept a gun for protection, but Godineaux fired at him first. Bates faces up to life in prison at his sentencing sched uled for February 5, 2010. :::tJ c Two Arrested, One Still At larue In Robberv, Auto Theft c m 0 m 3: m m :::tJ Tampa Police had every possible street blocked east of Nebraska Avenue along 21st Av enue, all the way down to Cuscad e n Park. The reason for the officers and police helicopter in the area was they were trying to locate three males suspected of being involved in at least two armed robberies. According to the police report, a man was in front of his house on East 24th Avenue when he was approactted by three teenagers who allegedly arrived in a stolen van. The van was later found to be reported stolen out of Temple Terrace. Police said one of the teenagers was armed with a handgun when he approached the victim and demanded that the victim give up his property. After the suspects took the proper ty, they fled. Police said 15 minutes later, a teenager was approached at Tampa Street and Indiana where the suspeGts reported ly got out of the vehicle and DARRIUSLEWIS I'"'" 0 22 E forcibly robbed him at gun" point An officer on patrol spotted Z -the suspect vehicle in the i area of 15th Avenue and 10th m Street. He followed the van r;" for several blocks until the three suspects fled on foot. A penmeter was set up, and m two ofthe suspects were found. The third suspect was not apprehended. Police charged Darrius m Lewis, 17, and an unnamed second teenager witff armed robbery and grariq theft .. ni < m Man Brought From For 10-Year-Oid Rape.. CLEARWATER-Clear-water Police report that a man who allegedly raped a woman lQ years ago is being extradited from Texas to face a charge of sexual' battery. Elliot Mack, 39, is being held in the Pinellas County Jail without bail. Police s,aid On May 15, 1999, the victim was driving from her boYfriend's house in south St. Petersburg about 9:30 p.m. when she got lost. She stopped to ask for direc tions and spoke with a Black man in a maroon vehicle. She reportedly told the man where shewanted to go but said she didn't kilow how to get there: He allegedly -told her to follow him, b .ut said he had to stop athis h ouse first Police said Mack invited the woman inside hom e where he allegedly forced her into a bedroom. Police said Mack punched her, covered her mouth and implied he had a handgun in his nightstand by reaching in that direCtion. The report also said Mack told the woman if she didn't cooperate he would kill her. Mack allegedly sexually the woman, then went into her purse and took a driver's license. the woman's horhe address on it Mack told the victim if called : police,. he wouJd come to her house and kill her, police said. After the assault, the woman drove to a gas station in the area ofnth Avenue and Ninth Street South She told police the gas station was not far from )> z c 22 C where the rape occurred. DNA evidence was matched G) with Mack's last year and m N police were notified June 17, w I 2008. )>


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,"-,, .. ,:._ :":_:.: .;:::: __ B SECTION Independent Chamber Banquet The Independent Chamber of Commerce held its banquet recently at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. (Photography by BRUNSON) Alysha Cobb, Connie Melton and Candy Lowe, President of the Independent Chamber. Popular area disc jockey, Randall 'C' and Michelle Clower. Banquet guests included Edward C. Aikens, Dr. Betty PerryGlass and George Glass. Dr. and Mrs. Walter L. (Barbara) Smith were among the guests. A portion of the proceeds from this event benefitted the Dr. Walter L. Smith Library in West Tampa. "Ms. Big, Bold and Beautiful," Adrianne Parham. William and Natasha Fix were guests. David Winston and Nefertiti and Bobby C. Winston. Joy Dixon and Charles Mattocs were among the guests. Left to right, Calvin Mitchell, Ya Sin Aquil and Hakim "Tha Dream" Aquil. Ladies from left to right are: Valerie Goddard, Arvella Johnson, Shawn Vickers, Rhonda Pittman and Iva B. Carter at the Independent Chamber of Commerce Banquet.


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Birthday Greetings I 'Not Easily VANESSA, b. k. a., MS. CONFIDENT' 12-17 A judicious use of one's time outweighs rivalries, detestation and strife. I think, therefore I am a "Superior Queen;" living a joyful, peaceful and prosperous life. Who can stop the fulfillment of God's prophecy? Nobody! I was predestined to be extraordinary, outstanding and marvelous ... a woman phenomenally! With a go-getter mentality, dfiven daily to successfully complete my mission. I won't give up, therefore I cannot fail. I'm a roaring lion with ambition; getting money, power and respect ... said," happy birthday to me, myself and I!!! Live With Passion Laugh Out loud Love Deeply Birthday shots going out to the 1 and only Mrs. Tia. Yeah it's my time to shine and as you can see I'm doing it just fine. So blessed in life words can't explain. Lights, camera action, I'm the main attraction. Can't help who I was or whom I've become to be, the realist female alive wouldn't you agree? Happy Birthday And Merry Christmas ERIN (Sis), ALVENA (Mom), REGGIE (Cousin) And ALVIN JACKSON (Son) EPERSON NEEDED! Must Be 18 Years Of Must Have Reliable Transportation Stop By Our Office At: 2207 E. 21st Ave. Tampa, FL 33605 To Apply for This Position 99.9% Picture Perfect JUR'NEE WILLIAMS Men lie, women lie, but numbers don't!!! Happy 1st birthday, Miss Jur'Nee Williams. P. S. It was only right that I cleaned things up for the media baby. It was just too messy. Love always, your Producer, Aviance. Look Who's Turning 19!!! MS.NISHA Truly loying, me, myself and Stephanie. Learning and experience come with age, so I'm living my life to the fullest. Shout out t & (Bumma) Strode and happy birthday to me!! FAYEBAE 12-18 Happy 23rd birthday to the best sister in the world You are truly the best Keep doing you. Love, Adina. N Q Q CD ,... 0 ::xJ 0 )> CJ) m z :::! z m ,... I OJ c: ,... r m :::! z ::xJ 0


0') Birthday Greetings CX) ,.... c a: u. c z < c CJ) w :::;, 1-> a: w > w c w ::I: CJ) :::i m :::;, a. z i= w ..J ..J :::;, III I ..J w z i= z w CJ) < c a: 0 ..J u. Coming Real Soon Crown Vic I've Got Your Back!!! VICTORL WILLIAMS And KAREN KELLEY Love, mom. Happy birthday. Happy 'Birthday -GREGORY JASON,TWAN And KETAl BOO Loyalty carries you further than crabs, snakes and fakes Happy birthday, X-Mas and a New Year, Antwan. Count down time Happy birthday, Greg! Mom, Ms. Tweety-Bird and family. We all love ya. Birthday Notices And Other Announcements Deadline: 1 Week In Advance Call: 248-1921 ._ The Iitc. : Hiluhorougb County Cb'!i?ter __ /:_., __ : -_ -: s"h:;atoli : s:ateJ (') --: ,_ Tampa Airport fl400 Street -.-------___ ---: ____ FloriiJa 3.1607 -_ J :=:==:=::_ :: : '' ,, / -: Hi!lUJay Attire _L ;:: ..,--: ;.;. CtUb Bar -----_ -. / --,_ : :::1JJ Rock It Ro:J -:.: : ._ m -=-. --_ .,,-.--: :;;;, __ -_._::::i>Fo.r i;iclceL; or (!) LJor#z Dougfiu (813) _-760-0705 : _QolliiLI Breaking News!!! God Send Her An Angel!!! LEN Alid.JUR'NEE Happy 1st birthday to my daughter, Jur'Nee, who will be cel ebrating her blessed day with family and friends. Happy birthday, Baby Girl. From, DaDa, Len Vernon!!! It's My Girl's Birthday TINY Wishing my girl a happy birthday. Love, Yada. E. J. December 19 Happy 16th birthday, E. J Love, moma, daddy and family. Follow Us On Twitter @ Twitter.com/FLSENIK.LB i.' r ... o r.: .\ : Sentinelfll 1flr.tin MRS. CATHY RHODES And MZ. CLEO We celebrated your birthday in Vegas this year. Wonder where we're headed next year. Love, Mz. Cleo. MARTHA MCCLENDON And MARY MCCLENDON COCHRAN Identical twins Mary McClendon-Cochran and Martha McClendon will be celebrating their 70th birthday on the 22nd of thi s month. Both are faithful members of The Good News Baptist Church Rev. Dr. E. C. Kelly is the pastor. We give all praises to God for our longevity.


A Star Is Born! MS. TIA Ooh-la-lee, it's my birthday and I'm on top of the world, glad to be alive and able to enjoy my special day. Big ups to all my fans because without you there will be no me, you feel me? When God created me, He created a superstar. No need to explain my choice of words, picture speaks for itself, only God can judge me! Love bein,g me, Mz. Tia, that is! On Vacation MS. EDITH FARRIS Ms. Edith Farris is vaca tioning in Honolulu, Hawaii, visiting son, Mark and 'Evelyn Farris and grandkids. She will be returning in a week. Aloha. Janis Farris. Mommy's Princess MISS RAIN'NEV AEH WALLACE Happy birthday to Rain, who will be turning 4 years old on December 19th. I love you big girl. From, mommy (Sundaye) and your brother, Eyezeya. 'Champions Of The Game,' 'The Mann Klan' TERRY, TONYA And TONY MANN After all we've been through, God has blessed us to see another year. Birthday blessings are being sent to myself, T. Mann on Dec. 17th and my cuzo, Terry on Dec 15.th. I'm at the Mirage on Thursday, but Friday, we're taking it pack to "The West" U Decka?? Oh, and by the way, I don't do nothing without going to "The Note"!!! VALRICO CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 161 W. Robertson St. Brandon FL 33511 813.410.8958 Sunday School: 9:30a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11:30 a.m. Monday P.U.S.H: 7:00p.m. Wednesday Youth Bible Exploration 7:00 p.m. Encouraging the people of God to apply His Words to their lives through the teaching and of sound Biblical doctrine and the of Jesus Christ JUR'NEE Help?? None need worried?? Not even Jur'Nee, you've got their ribs showing. Stare, compare, enough said. Happy 1st birthday. Love always, IT Cecelia. Look Who's Celebrating! VICTORL. WILLIAMS, a.k.a., SLICK VIC We love you! We miss you! God bless you. Mom and stepdad. Bachelor Of Science BARBARA LOVETT That's my girl. Congratulations, Barbara Lovett on graduating from UCF on Dec. 18, 2009. Praise the Lord. Love, mom and family. VICTOR L. WILLIAMS, a.k.a., SLICK VIC Happy birthday Vic. From all your family and friends. Love you! "T1 r-0 :::D c )> en m z :::! z m r-1 lXI c: Happy Birthday, Victor rrm Crown Vic :::1 VICTORL. WILLIAMS And RELLA c: tD !: en J: m c m < m :::D -< -4 c: m en c )> z 0 "T1 :::D 0 Happy birthday to the love :!:( of my life. My homie, lover, friend and soon to be husband. VICTORL. WILLIAMS, a.k.a., SLICK VIC I love you Vic. Your one and only #1 kid, a.k a., mom. We are truly blessed. Bae, you deserve "the crown" for everything you are and everything you give. We can share, share my heart like the last slice, matter of fact, you can have it all! I love you, Pooh, 'til death do us ... Your wife, Rella. Birthday Notices And Other Announcements Deadline: 1 Week In Advance Call: 248-1921 For More Info G) m (11 I tD


0) Sunday School Lesson co T"" a: w m :2 w 0 w c c a: LL The Gift 01 God cr he story of the birth _) of Christ is one that is more than about a virgin woman conceiving and giving birth to a child who would save the world from its sins. Contained within the story a person can learn life lessons and gain insight on how to do what God has called you to do. Christ came about: His mother was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit" (vs. 18). In these days marriages were prearranged. The couple would have already made an agreement to get married, but would not begin living and engaging in husband and wife activities until after the actual cere mony. This week's lesson focuses on a story as recorded by Matthelll chapter 1 verses 18-25. Matthew gives his account of how the story went. He says, "This is how the birth of Jesus In their case Mary conceived a child. The thought was that she had tip-c a: LL c z <( c en w .:::: 1-> a: w > w c w ::I: ...J m :::: a. z i= w ...J ...J :::: m I ...J w z i= z w en <( c a: 0 ...J LL m I CD w CJ ST. JOHN CATHEDRAL 3401 E. 25th Avennue,T ampa, FL (Comer Of 34th St. & 25th Ave.)j Phone: (813) 248-3737 Or (813) 248-3651 Fax: 242-8076 Careline: 248-HELP I Bishop Eddie lllwkirk, Sr. Pastor I 8:00 A. M. Spiritual Enrichment 9:45A.M. Sunday School/ Orientation 10:45 Worship Service {Youth Church 2nd And 3rd Sundays) Sunday: 12:00 Noon Intercessory Prayer wJBible Study I Wednesday: 5:30P.M. Free Tutorial I Email Us At: stjminislries@aolcom Mission Statement: "A Church of the inner city reachingout to the community by tniBstering to the wOO/eman. Outrea:h Ministry: OOAH COMMUNITY, lf\C./ rotJSE OF LYDIA ping around; but that was man' s conclusion and not what God had intended to be perceived. Oftentimes in life when God has chosen you for something special He will impregnate you with a gift before man can touch you or contaminate you. )Vhen God has something planned for you, a man cannot help you obtain it. What God was getting ready to do in Mary's life and bring into the world to save the world, man's DNA is not sufficient. God gives you the gift and vision through His spirit to make sure that man cannot put his name on it. Joseph was going to react and respond as any person would. He was going to divorce Mary for the reason of infidelity. He was going to divorce her. There are times in your life that you must take action. There are times when people's actions require a response. This story teaches us how the righteous respond. Remember he loved her. He was engaged to her. There are people in your life who Rainbow Ministries Non-Denominational (But Pure Holiness) 1405 Park Street Seffner, FL 33584 81.3-381.-3937 Pa.'itor: ELDER JOSEPH B. GREEN First ladv: !USSIONARY CHEltYI. GREEN Weekly Worship Schedule SundaySd10ol Uf. Sunday Morning Worship-Jl:30 A.M. Monday Morning l'nyer 9 A.M. Wednesday Night Worship PrayerSmitejP.M. Bible Stud'f 7:30 P.AL Saturday llornmg l'nyer Warriors Strvice -Every Setond Sat Off.ath Month "Cumr, A lilble llas Bun l"rqmml" Rad.W Irogram Eadl Sunday J:ltJ-4 F.M ,,, w...-.originalndio.org NEW MI. ZHII M. B. CHURCH, INC. 2511 E. Columbus Dr. (813) 248-8101 or (813) 247-3899 110. Wll.TB J ...._ Pastor Early Waship-7:fij A.M. Sunday fvbring Waship-9:30A.M Mooting Worship-10:55 A. M. Wed., Family N ight-7 P.M. Dea Jdm C. Lowtt, Chaiman Boord Of Dea{XXJS you love who will wrong you. There are people in your life that you are in relationship with that will wrong you. But how do you deal with them? They have to be dealt with. Joseph divorced her quietly (vs. 19). He did not try to make it a public affair. He was not trying to bring shame on her. He was going to handle the situation in a nice quiet manner. Why? Because he was right eous. When you are right eous, your righteous ways of dealing with problems, hurts, and disappointments speak for you. When you feel that people have hurt you or betrayed you, you do not have to deal with it in the public's eye. The Lord confirmed for Joseph what was going on (vs. 20). Before Joseph could act on anything the Lord showed him what was going on and what he should do. When you are in-tuned to God and you have a relationship with Him God will confirm for you things that are going on around you. 23 Years Of Service .... Our Children Ministries, Inc. P.O. Box 290415 Tampa FL 33687 (813) 784-1021 FeedOurChildren.()fQ FIRST BN'JJST CHURCH OF PROGRESS VILlAGE 8616 Progress Blvd., Tampa. FL 33619 Church (813) 677-1948 Pastor's Office: (8J3) 672-{)369 Academy Office : {813) 677-5968 Fax: (813) 672-0514 E-MaH: fbcopv@tampabay.rr.com DR. SAil MIIWEll, SR., Senior Teaching Pastor AduftiCIWJdren Worship Times 7:30 AU. & 10:55 A.M 4:!!:Ufiii!tll+t Sunday -9 :45 AU. Adldt & YOUih/ Chldren Tuesday 11 AU. AdtM Wednesday 7 P U Youthi Children 7:30P.M. Adllt A C=;:us FOf Fad! ei:le ln!!l1.lte Tte C:-u::h fa G100al {t.i::ls 1 :1!. F.cm. 1 : 9 T ;-es_ 1 : 8; God instructed Joseph what to name the baby that was conceived by the Holy Spirit and birthed by Mary. When God gives you the gift and the blessing He will also name it. God named Jesus accord ing to His purpose. Many people need to take into account the nature and pur pose of whom or what they are naming. Too often peo ple name the things of God after man. Then they wonder why what. they have named does not reach full potential. The birth of Christ is more than a story to be read during the Christmas season. This is an everyday story that must be read and implemented every day. God is always allowing you to conceive miracles in your life that when they are birthed will bring about a change in the world. When things do not seem right to you or people have done something that you do not think is right, consider the ways of Joseph. You may not know it, but what has happened may be of God As you conceive that which is from God, give God the glory for it. Let your blessing and miracle bear the name of the man who gave it to you. UNITY CHURCH 3111 Ybor St.. Tampa.FL 33605 (813) 248-5955 HUNT, PASTOR Sunday School 9:30A.M. Morning Worship A.M. Bible Study Tues. 7:30P.M. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED 3838 N 29th Sl. Tampa, Fl33610 {813j 248-660()


Church Directory GRACE MARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3901 N 37th St (81 248-3779 Pastor Early Morning Worship 8 A.M. Sunday School-9:30A.M. Morning Worship-10:50 A.M Bible Study, Wed -7 P .M. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED NEW FRIENDSHIP M.B. CHURCH 3107 E. Lake Ave.* 248-4127 UIUIIII:IoiJ1 Pastor Weekly Activities Sunday Church School 9 : 30A.M Morning Worship 10:45 A M Bible Class 4:30P.M Evening Worship 5 P M Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 P.M Bible Study 7 :30 P BROWN MEMORIAL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 2313 E. 27th AVE. (813) 248-5690 (813) 241-6902 WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday School ..... 9:30A.M. Sunday Morning Worship .... 11A.M. Sunday Evening Worship .... 7:30P.M. Morning Prayer (Tuesday-Friday) .... 9 A.M. ==== Wednesday Night Worship ..... 7:30P.M. BISHOP MATTHEW WILLIAMS Pastor "A Church Where The Love Of God Flows And The Holy Ghost Is In Full Control." MOUNT PLEASANT M.B. CHURCH 2002 N. Rome Avenue* (Corner of Rome Ave. and Spruce St.) P.O. Box 4724 *Tampa Dr C.T. Kirkland, Pastor Tel: (813) 253-5714 *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 WORSHIP -11 A. M. 1ST SUNDAYS 5 PM-Family Series Hour (B.T.U. ) 6 PM-lord s Supper (Communion) TUESDAYS 6 PM -Prayer Service 7 PM -General Bible Study 7 PM -Youth Bible Study DR. C.T. KIRKlAND, Pastor TAPE MINISTRY Order On Line At Web Site Or Call Church WEB SITE: MtPieasantMBChurch.org PEOPLE FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES 10511 Main Street Thonotasassa Rorida DR.THOMAS L. HADDEN, Ill Sunday School 9 :30A.M. Morning Worship f 1 0 A M Bible Study (Wednesday) -?P. M. FIRST MISSIONARY -BAPTIST CHURCH OF HIGHLAND PINES 4711 21st Ave. REV. Pastor Prayer Meeting & Bible Study Wednesday7 P. M. Sunday School 9 : 30 A M Morning Worship 10:55 A .M. Church Van-(813) 627-0338 Sunday School -9 : 45 a.m. Morning Worship -11 a m Evening Worship -5 p m Prayer Meeting Tuesday-7:30p.m. Visitors Are Welcome! St. M.trk ,\ li"iou.try B.rpli>l ( hun h 7 n I S Slwrrill Strel'l Port l uup.t I lorid.t ; l(, I(, (HI I) li>1!-> !fd Pastor !Teacher Building On A Firtll Fmmd ; tliun Sunday Sd1ool 9:30A.M. Sunday Worship -10:55 A.M. Wednesday N1ght Prayer Service & Bible Study 6:30P.M. TrdMf lOr lation S t > rvict>s Avail.1b/P. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH 14801 N 15th Street Lutz, FL 33549 P .O. Box 273757 Tampa, FL 33688 Sunday Morning Worship Services 7:45 A. M. & 11 A.M. Sunday School A.M. Mid-Week Worship Tuesday 7:00P.M. New Testament M. B. Church Of Thonotasassa, Inc. 11530 Walker Road Thonotosassa, FL 33592 (813) 986-3971 (813) 610-1252 Weekly Services : Sunday School *9: 30A.M Sun. Morning Worship 11 A .M. Wed. Night: Youth Prayer Service And Bible Study. Thurs Night: Prayer Service And Siple Study Saving The Sinners And Educating The Believers I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me. -Phil 4 :13 ST. MAnHEW M. B. CHURCH 3708 E. Lake Ave. ; Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 628-0752 *Website: www.stmatthewchurch.org Email: rsims@ tampabay. rr.com Break Of Day Worship 7 :45 A M. Sunday School 9:30a. m. Morning Worship 11 a.m Prayer Service Wednesday 7 p m Study of the Bible Wed 7:30 -8 : 30 p m Praise & Worship Service Wed 8:30 -9 p m Children & Youth Bible Study Wednesday* 7 -8 : 30 p m Sa_turday Prayer Service & Bible Study 10a. m Youth Bible Institute 12 4 p.m. Teen Night Friday before the 2nd Sunday 7-11 p.m. REV., W. D. SIMS, Pastor College Hill Church Of God In Christ 6414 North 30th Street 813-239-3161 Growth And Sharing God' s Love Worship Opportunities SUNDAY Sunday School 9:30A.M. Morning Worship 11:0QA.M. YPWW-6:00 P M Evening Worship 7:00P.M. TUESDAY & FRIDAY Evening Service 7 :00P. M MornlriU WlirshliJ,; ........... -...................... 11 a.m. senlcie, Tuesday., ... _,_, __ .......... 6 p.m. Awana Bible _,_&:31 pm. Blbit studV, Tuesday,_; ........................... 7 p.m. PLACE YOUR CHURCH SERVICE AD HERE! Contact 1\tiRS. HAYES (813) 248-1921 Or editor@flsentinel.com 0 m 0 m m m :::c ...... 1\) c c CD r-0 :::c 0 )> CJ) m z :::! z m r-1 m c: rrm :::! z ., c: OJ r-c;; :J: m 0 m < m :::c -< -1 c: m CJ) 0 ?< )> z 0 :::c 6 ?< G) m """ I m


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Recipes o 7o 1/ou rind 10 whole fresh cranberries 1 lime wedge 1 tablespoon sugar 5 mint leaves (plus a sprig for garnish) 1 shot rum Seltzer water DIRECTIONS: In a rock glass combine cranberries, lime wedge, sugar and mint leaves. Using a muddler or the handle of an ice cream scoop crush together ingredients until all the juice has been extracted from the limes and cranberries. Fill glass with ice add m. Top off with seltzer and stir. arnish with a sprig of mint. For All Your Seafood Delights, Call In Your Order To Avoid The Wait! Group Discounts Available 1..-----..;;... __ ..;... __ ___,;,........,---, Special Discounts For Food Stamp Cards Acce Churches, Banquets, Family Reunions And Large Orders. 813.247.5128 ATM Machine On Premises OJ m :::0 t What's a Holiday meal without a delicious Holiday e i1 This year as the 'grown folks' gather, serve them a unique 8 holiday treat! Eat, Drink & Be Merry (but drink responsibly)! ;) "' ) White sugar crystals, coarse 2 cups eggnog, chilled 1/2 cup brandy 1/2 cup amaretto liqueur 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 scoops vanilla ice cream 4 cinnamon sticks DIRECTIONS: Dampen the rims of4 martini glasses and then line the rims with sugar crystals. Combine eggnog, brandy, amaretto, nutmeg, and ice cream in a blender; process until smooth. Pour mixture into martini glasses and garnish each glass with a whole cinnamon stick. 2117 w. Marn Street 813-253-2602 813-454-2906 UNCLE JOHN'S TURKEY WIN SAUSAGE BUY 5 GETS LBS. FR $299 FOR$7.99 LB. TURKEY NECKS $11.99 5 LBS. BUY 5 LBS. GET 5 LBS. FREE $23.9910 LB. CASE FOR$ 5.99 12PACK BOTTLES OR CANS $6.49 2-4PACKS 16 OZ. FORs5 .00 NATURAL ICE "T1 r 0 :::0 c > en m z -4 z m r;OJ c r r z '"C c OJ r a; ':I: m c -4 c m en c ?< 0 "T1 :::0 0 )> m cp OJ


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SPECIAL-BUT-SIMPLE RECIPES Prep and Cook: 31wurs (Makes 8 servings-) 4 carrots (rinsed) 2 medium onions (rinsed) 1 (24-oz) bag baby potatoes (rinsed) 8 celery nbs {rinsed) 2 tablespoons olive oil }standing rib roast (4-Sib) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3 sprigs fresh rosemary (rinsed) 3/4 rup horseradish sauce 11/2 teaspoons Won:estershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 Preheat oven ID 475F. Peel carrots, remove ends and skin from onion; rut both into l-inch pieces. Cut potatoes and cpJery into l-inch pieces. Combine all vegetables and olive oil in large bowl, stirring evenly coated; transfer to medilmi-size roasting paxi." Season roast on all sides with salt. Place roast on rack ananged over vegetables (wash hands). Place roast in oven and immediately reduce heat to 325F. Bake 1 hour. 2. Meanwhile, remove rosemary leaves from stems and chop leaves very finely; combine in small bowl with horseradish sauce, Worrestershire sauce, and pepper; set aside 3. Remove roast from oven. Coat roast with horseradish mixture. Bake 11fl to 2 more hours or until internal temperature reaches 145"F (medium-rare) up to 170"F (weD-done). Use a meat thermometer to aCCUJately ensure doneness Transfer roast to cutting board; transfer vegetables to serving dish. Let roast stand 10-15 minutes before slidng; slice and serve. PUBLIX WILL BE CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY, DECEMBER 25. Prep and Cook: 25 minutes (M ak.es 4 servings.) 6 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese 8 Bakery potato rolls 4 teaspoons herb garlic butter, divided 1 {24x12-inch) sheet aluminum foil 1. Preheat oven to 4SO.F. Cut cheese into 3/4-inch-cubes. Cut a deep X into each potaiD roll; pull rolls open slightly. 2. Place one mbe of the cheese into the opening of each roll; top cheese with 1/2 teaspoon of the butter. 3. Push rolls dosed and place in center of foil. Bring up foil sides; then double-fold top and ends to seal the package. Bake 1S minutes or until cheese melts. Serve. Prep anJ Cook: 10 minutes (Makes 8 servings.) 16 ounces frozen green peas 1 tablespoon water 1/2 cup Caesar salad dressing 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning herb paste 1. Combine peas and water in microwave-safe bowl. Cover and .microwave on HIGH 7 minutes or until thoroughly heated. 2. Drain peas and return to bowl; stir in remaining ingredients. Serve. All m:ipes: Publix Apron's Simpk Meals Turkey Dinner ......................... 3999 10-12-lb Turkey, Homestyle Mashed Potatoes, Old Fashion Cornbread Dressing, Cran-Orange Relish, and Gravy, Heating Required, Serves 7 to 10, each SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE We' re taking the day off so our associates can spend time with their families and loved ones We will be open 'til7 p.m. on Thursday, December 24 and regular store hours on Saturday, December 26. Pu bl ix. -., :::0 0 )> 0 m {') m s= [D m ::c .... (X) I\) 0 0 CD 'TI r 0 ::c 0 )> en m z -4 z m r I Ill c r r m :::! z "'C c: Ill c en ::I: m 0 m < m ::c -< -4 c: m en 0 )> z 0 "T1 ::c 0 ..... ..... I Ill


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Health Clearing up some popular misconceptions about a common condition could be good for your health. Varicose veins--which generall y appear as twisting bulging, ropelike cords on the legs--affect an estimated 40 percent of women and 25 percent of men in the U.S., according to the Joumal of ,Vascular and Interventional Radiology. While niany consider the v eins to be solely a cosmetic problem, doctors say they could lead to serious health issues. Indeed, many people with v aricose veins experience leg symptoms such as pain, heaviness pr tiredness burning or tingling sensa tions S\ v elling, throbbing and tenderness. If symp toms are left untreated, they may progress toward com plications including: o Inflammation (kno w n as phlebitis) o Blood clots o Ankle sores or skin ulcers o Bleeding. People who experience the abo v e s y mptoms or complications are to see a doctor \ vho may pro vide treatments Possible Causes Arteries car ry blood from the to the e>g:remities deli v ering oxy gen deep into the tissue. Veins then return the "deox y genated" blood back to the heart to be recirculat ed. To return this blood to the heart, leg v eins must work against gravity. Sniall, onew a y valves in the v eins open to allo w blood to flow upward to w ard the heart and then close to pre v ent it from flo w ing backward. Varicose v eins occur w hen the valv es in superfi cial leg v eins malfunction When this occurs, the valv e may be unable to close. allowing blood that Walking Awav From varicose Veins should be moving toward the heart to flow backward (called v enous reflux). Blood then collects in the lower veins, causing them to enlarge and become v ari cose. Factors leading to vari cose veins include heredity, gender, pregnancy and age. But other factors, such as prolonged standing or sit ting, obesity, hormone levels and physical trauma, may speed up the development of the disease and make the veins worse. An Ounce Of Prevention Certain measures may help relieve discomfort from existing v aricose veins and pre v ent other varicose veins from developing They include: o Exercising regularly (walk ing is ideal) o Wearing graduated com pression stockings o Avoiding standing for long periods of time o Avoiding sitting for long periods of time o Controlling weight. Finding Treatment It's important to speak aphysician about v ari cose veins. Have A Great Smile!! Doctors often first attempt to treat the disease with simple approaches such as graduated compres sion stockings, but if veins do not respond, a more active treatment may be required. For instance, a fast, safe and effec;ti-Je procedure called VehaCure EVLT (endovenous laser treatment) can nearly eliminate varicose veiris in less than an hour and without a hos pital stay. It uses a targeted laser energy to seal unhealthy veins shut, providing nearly immediate relief of symp toms. The procedure, which can be performed in a doc tor's office without general anesthesia, produces few to no scars and has a 95 per cent success rate, and patients can quickly resume their normal activities once treatment is complete. You can learn more by visiting www. venacure evlt.com a Web site dedicat ed to informing and educat ing patients about venous disease. The Web site also features a physician finder tool to help patients locate area doctors who are trained in the latest techniques to treat varicose v eins. 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AT NE COR OF LOT 54 RliN THN W 66 30 FT TO IRON PIPE ON N BDRY OF SA I D LOT 53 THN S 58 DEG 14 MIN W19.15 FTTHN S39 DEG57 MIN E 1 0 FT THN S 50 DEG 03 MIN W11 .60FTTHN S41 DEG44 MINE 61. 60 FTTHNS 38DEGSOMINW 66 05 FT THN E ALONG S BDRY OF LOT 54. 9.10 FTTO SECOR OF SAID LOT 54 THN N TO POB PLAT BOOK/PAGE : 001010010 SECo TWPRGE: 01-29-18 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : MARIA DELCARMEN SANTINI Said property being i n 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 h ighest bidder at the Jury Auditorium, 2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Courthouse 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa FL 33602 on the 14th day of January, 2010, at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale location). Dated this 1tb day of November 2009 PAT FRANK Clerk of Circuit Court of Hillsborough County Florida By : TERESA L. CLARK Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who l)eeds any accommodation In onder 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 Fiorlda, '(813) 276-1!1 00 extension 4205, two .working days prior to the date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired call711 Looking For Outgoing Employees Make Up To $1,000.00 A Week Commission Based Only CaiiV &VNow (813) 259-4663 www.myfinancialconnections.com EMAIL YOUR ADS 24/7 TO: ledwards@flsentinel.c.om NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, tha t TARPON IV LLC #2770 the holder of the following certificate has filed sai d 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.: 189056 0000 Certificate No. : 150259-07 File No.: 2010-21 Year of Issuance : 2007 Description of Property : GARYTOWN LOT 8 BLOCK 8 PLAT BOOK/PAGE : 0002/0022 SEC-TWP-RGE : 17-29-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : MARSDEN A CHIN AND LEROY H MERKEL JR PA Sa i d property being In the County of Hillsborough, State of Florida Unless such ce rtificate 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. 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December 21st & 28th (813) 965-7991 View Our Website @ J www .flsentinel.com s NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TARPON IV LLC #2770 the holder of the following certiftcate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon The certificate number and ye<[!r.of issuance the description of the property, and the names i n which it was a ssessed are as follows : Folio No.: 188089.0000 Certificate No.: 150145-07 File No.: 2010-22 Year of Issuance: 2007 Description of Property: ROBSON AND LOWMAN SUBDIVISION LOT 6 BLOCK B PLAT BOOK/PAGE : 0018/0018 SEC-TWP-RGE: 08 29-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : ANTONIO CRUZ Sai d 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 14th day of January, 2010 at 10: 00 A.M (NOTICE: Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale location). Dated this 1tb day of November PAT FRANK Clerk of Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Florida By: TERESA L. CLARK 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) 276-8 1 00 extension 4205 two working days prior to the date the service Is needed ; If you are hear i ng or voice Impaired, call 711. Licensed Insurance Agent (CSR) Desired Please Call (813) 310-8608 For Details Avon Representatives Needed All Areas! 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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 BOO East Twiggs Street Tampa, FL 33602 on the 14th day of January 2010, at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale location). Dated this lllll day of November, 2009. PAT FRANK Clerk of Circu i t Court of Hillsborough County, Florida By: TERESA L. CLARK 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. P l ease contact the Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, two working days prior to the date the service is needed ; If you are hearing or voice !mpalred, call 711. If You Have Inte r net Access And A Telephone And You Would Like To Work From Home (With Free Training) If You're Interested Call (813) 598-5930 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC #2773 the holder of the following certificate has filed sai d cert ifi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate number and year of the description o f the property, and t he r.ames in which it was assessed are as follows : Folio No : 187783 0000 Certificate No.: 150107-07 File No.: 2010-24 Year of Issuance : 2007 Desc ri ption of Property : CAMPOBELLO BLOCKS 31 T O 45 S LOT 6 BLOCK 31 PLAT BOOK/PAGE : 000210029 SEC-TWP-RGE : 08-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : DENNIS COLBURN 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 BOO Eas t Tw i ggs Street, Tampa, FL 33602 on the 14th day of January, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that VERONA V LLC #2773 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 was assessed are as follows: Folio No.: 188214.0000 CertifiCate No.: 150176.07 File No.: 2010-25 Year ot Issuance: 2007 Description of Property: MAYS ADDITION W% OF LOT 13 BLOCK4 PLAT BOOK/PAGE : 0001/0059 SEC-TWP-RGE: 08-29-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : FLORIDA CAPITAL ASSOCIATES INC. Said property being in the County of Hillsborough, Stale 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 14th day of January. 2010. at 10:00 A M ; (NOTICE: Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale location). Dated this 1.tb. day of November 2009. PAT FRANK Clerk of Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Florida By: TERESA L. CLARK 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 ;working days prior to the date the service Is needed; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TARPON IV LLC #2770 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 was assessed are as follows: Folio No.: 188700 0000 Certificate No.: 150226.07 File No.: 2010-26 Year of l ssuance: 2007 Description of Property: SHORT JOHN LOT 5 PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 000110081 SECTWP-RGE: 17-29-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed: LILY LUNDY 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 14th day of January. 2010, at 10 : 00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813) 276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location). Dated this 1.tb. day of November, 2009. PAT FRANK Clerk of Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Florida By: TERESA L. CLARK Deputy Cle.rk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate in this proceeding, you ani 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 working days prior to the date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call711. NOTICE OF ACTION BEFORE THE FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD IN RE: The Practice Of Contracting Michael Lee McWaters 4260 13th Way N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33772 2481 McMullen Booth Road, Suite J Clearwater, FL 33759 CASE NO.: 2008-050324 LICENSE NO.: CR 1326960 The Department of Business and Professiqnal Regulation has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting, Sarah Wachman, Agency Clerk, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 33, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2203, (850) 921-0342. If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by JANUARY 8. 2010 the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at a hearing pursuant to 120.57(2), F.S. before the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone: (850) 257-6097; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TARPON IV LLC #2770 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 was assessed are as follows: Folio No.: 188116.0000 CertifiCate No. : 150152.07 File No.: 2010-27 Year of issuance: 2007 Description of Property: AMAN'S C C W 40 FT OF LOT4BLOCK3 PLAT BOOK/PAGE : 0001/0075 SECTWP'-RGE : OB-29-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed: LITTLETON LONG JR. CARRIE L. NURSE MARSHANNA LONG 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 Jyry Auditorium, 2nd Floor. George E. Edgecomb Courthouse, BOO East Twiggs Street. Tampa, FL 33602 on the 14th day of January, 2010, at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale location). Dated this 1.lh day of November 2009. PAT FRANK Clerk of Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Florida By: TERESA L. CLARK 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 working days prior to the date the service Is needed; .If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that VERONA V LLC #2773 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 was assessed are as follows: Folio No.: 188271.0000 Certificate No.: 150188.07 File No.: 2010-28 Year of Issuance: 2007 Description of Property: MAYS ADDITION E 37% FT OF LOT 16 BLOCK 7 PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0001/0059 SEC-TWP-RGE: 08-29-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed: LONNIE ALEXANDER 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 14th day of January, 2010, at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale location). Dated this 1.tb. day of November, 2009. PAT FRANK Clerk of Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Florida By: TERESA L CLARK Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, af 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 working days prior to the date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS SMALL PROJECT CONTRACTORS The Aviation Authority is seeking contractors interested in pre-qualifying for work on various small projects over a 2-year period in electrical, plumbing, roofing, fire sprinkling, telecommunications and air conditioning (minimum of Class B license). 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Place Your Ad In The Business Directory Contact LaVora@ (813) 248-1921 For Special Rate Information Email: ledwards@flsentinel.com Or Fax (813) 248-9218 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TARPON IV LLC #2770 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 was assessed are as follows: Folio No.: 188158.0000 CertifiCate No.: 150162..07 File No.: 2010-28HX Year of Issuance: 2007 Description of Property: PRINCETON HEIGHTS LOT 35 PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0011/0001 SEC-TWP-RGE: 08-29-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed: JOHNNY KINSEY GEORGE KINSEY BILLY KINSEY Said property lleing 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 14th day of January, 2010, at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813) 276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location). Dated this 1.tb. day of November, 2009. PAT FRANK Clerk of Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Florida By: TERESA L. CLARK Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate In this proceeding, you are 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 working days prior to the date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. 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 Tampa, in his office until: 2:30 PM ON 12128/09 BEACH RAKE SPEC. NO. 34-10 then and thereafter to be publicly opened and read Bid documents are available at the Purchasing Department (Phone No. 813/274-8351). 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 this Bid to all public entities in Hillsborough County. Dated: 12/18/09 Gregory K, Spearman, CPPO Director of Purchasing City of Tampa, FL 306 E. Jackson Street Tampa, FL 33602 ., ::!! c c m 0 m tiJ m :::a ..a. 50 N 0 0 CD ., r-0 ::!! c > fA m z ::! z m r-1 tiJ c r rm ::! z c tiJ r-Cii ::z:: m c m < m -t c m fA c > z c ., ::!! c G') m ..a. ..... I tiJ


g N f1i ... w m w (J w c :: i u. m I co ... w (!) NOTIC! Of' APPLICATION I"ORTAXDI!D NOTICI! II H!RI!BY OIV!N, thet TARPON IV LLC tl2770 thl holder of thl following certlflcete hll flied 11ld certlflcete for 1 tex dlld to be luued thtrwon The cert111cete number end y..,. of IHUII!Ce, thl detcl1ptlon of thl property end the nemee In which H wu IIHIHd nufollows: Folio No.: 111121.0000 Celtltlcete No.: 110113..07 File No.: 201040HX y..,. of leeuence: 2007 DHcrlptlon of Property: AMAN'S C C LOT 9 BLOCK 3 PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0001/0075 SEC.T\\1'-RGE : 08-29-19 IUBJ!CT TO ALL OUTITANDINO TAXI!I Neme(e) In which 11111Hd: ROBI!RT C. CLI!TH!N JR I!ITATI! 01" LILLI! MAl BLAIR Seld property being In the County of Hllleborough, Stele of Florldl. Unleu euch certificate ehell be redeemed to lew the property d11crlbed In euch certlflcete ehell be eold to the hlghllt bidder et the Jury Auditorium 2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb CourthouH 800 Ell! Twlgga Street, Tempe, FL 33802 on the 14th dey of Jenuery, 2010, et 10:00 A M (NOTICE: cell (813) 278 oo ext. 4809 to verity 1111 loce11on). Deled thi111Sil dey of Npytmbtr ZOQI PATI"RANK Clerk of Circuit Court of Hllleborough County,l"lorlde By: TI!R!IA L CLARK Deputy Clerk If you 1rw 1 perwon with 1 dleeblllty who needt iny 1ccommod1tlon In order to p1rtlclp1ta In thla proceeding, you 1re entitled, It no coet to you, to the provlilori of Clrtlln Ullltlnce. Pleue Clerk'l ADA Coordinator, 101 1. Kennedy Blvd., Tempa Florida, (813) 271 extenelon 42011, two working daye prior to the date the 11rvlce 11 nttded; If you are hllrlng or voice Impaired, call 711. NOTICI! OF APPLICATION FORTAXD!ED NOTIC! II H!REBY OIVEN, thet TARPON IV LLC tl2770 the holder of the following certlflcete hll flied llld certltlcete for 1 lex deed to be lleued there on. The certlflce1e number end yeer of 111uence, the deecrlptlon of the property, end the nemea I n which H w11 1111111d ere 11 followl: Folio No.: 181410.0000 Certificate No.: 110203..07 File No.: 2010-31 Y eer of 2007 Deecrlptlon of Property : WATCH HILL LOT 2 BLOCK 4 PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0001/0034 SEC. T\\1'-RGE: 08-29-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDINO TAXES Neme(l) In which IIHIHd: RUDOLPH B MARTIN !LLA M MARTIN Said property being In the County of Hllleborough, Stele of Florida. Unleu auch certi ficate ahall be redeemed eccordlng to lew, the property deacrlbed In auch certificate ahall be aold to the hlghllt bidder et the Jury Auditorium, 2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb CourthouH, 800 E11t Twlgga Street, Tempa, FL 33802 on the 14th dey of Jenuery, 2010, 11 10:00 A.M (NOTICE: PluM cell (813) 278-8100 ext 4809 to verIfy 1111 locetlon). Deled thi111Sil dey of November, 2Qot. PAT FRANK Clerk of Circuit Court of Hllleborough County, Florlde By: T!RI!IA L. CLARK Deputy Clerk If you arw 1 perwon with 1 dl11blllty who n11d1 any accommodation In order to participate In thle procttdlng, you are entitled, 1t no coet to you, to the provlelon of ce:111n lllletlnce. Pleue contact the Clerk' ADA Coordinator, 101 !. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 271 00 extenelon 42011, two working daye prior to the date the 11rv1c1 11 nttded; If you arw httrlng or voice lmpllrwd, call 711. INVITATION TO BID Sub bids requested from W/MBE Subcontractors and/or suppliers. Hillsborough County SR 874 Force Main (Clubhouse to US 301) Bid Date: December 29, 2009 Sub bide due no later than December 23, 2009 Trades/Services Requested: Asphalt Paving, Audio VIdeo, Concrete Walks & Curbs, Jacking & Boring, Landscaping/Irrigation, Directional Drilling, Trucking/Hauling, Survey, and Maintenance of Traffic. Kimmins Contracting Corp 1501 2nd Avenue Tampa, FL 33805 Contact Person: Tom Harrington Email Address: tharrlngton@klminlna.com Equal Opportunity Employer Saaona Greettnga From The Florida Senttnel Advertising Sta,JJ' NOTICE OF APPUCATION FORTAXDEI!D NOTICE IS HEREBY OIVl!N, that TARPON IV LLC tl2770 the holder of the following cert1t1cete hu flied uld cert1t1cete for 1 lex deed to be lleued thereon. The cert1t1cete number end yeer of the delcrlptlon of the prcperty, end the niiTIII I n which H W11 IIHIIed Ire a1 followa: Folio No.: 1111111.0000 Certificate No.: 110220..07 File No.: 2010-32 Veer of l11uence: 2007 DHcrlptlon of Property : GREENVILLE SUBDIVISION PLAT 3 PG 50 LOT 8 BLOCK 1i lESS THAT PART DESC AS FOL: BEGIN AT NE COR OF LOT 8 RUN S 00 DEG 01 MIN 03 SEC E 44.80 FT TO POB S 00 OEG 01 MIN 03 SEC E 58.20 FT N 89 DEG 32 MIN 54 SEC W 41.31 FT N 35 DEG 24 MIN S1 SEC E 71.02 FT TO POB PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0003/0050 SECT\\1'-RGE : 08-29-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDINO TAXES Name(a) In which a1N11ed: IVA HOOKS; JOSE ROSAS ANOELROSAS Said property being In the County of Hllleborough, State of Florida. Unleu euch certificate ehall be redeemed according to law, the property dllcrlbed In auch certlflc1te ehall be aold to the hlgh11t bidder at the Jury Auditorium 2nd F l oor, George E Edgecomb Courthouee, 800 Eaet Twls:g Street, Tempa, FL 33802 on the 14th day of January, 2010, II 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: PleaH cell (813) 278-8100 ext. 4809 to verIfy 111e locetlon). Deled thi111Sil day of Npytmbtr ZQQI. PAT FRANK Clerk of Circuit Court of Hlllaborough County, Florida By: TERESA L. CLARK Deputy Clerk If you are 1 perwon with 1 dl11blllty who n11d1 any accommodation In order to plrtlclpate In thle proclldlng, you are entitled, at no coet to you, to the provlelon of certain 11111t1nce. Pleall contlct the Clerk'l ADA Coordinator, 801 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tamp Florida, (813) 271 8100 extenalon 42011, two working daye prior to the date the 11rvlce 11 n11ded ; If you are hearing or voice lmpalrwd, call 711. 5 Bedrooms/3 Baths Barik Foreclosure! $32,9001 Only $405.00/Monthlyl 5% Down 15 Years At 8% Listings 800-366-9783 Ext H489 East Tampa Business And Civic Association 2208 East 22nd Avenue Move Into Your New Home For The Holidays 3 Bedroom/2 Bath With Single Car Garage Up To $60,000.00 Available In Down Payment Assistance (813) 248-3977 NOTICE OF APPUCATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE 18 HEREBY OIVI!N, that TARPON IV LLC tn770 the holder of the following cert1t1cete hll flied uld certlflclte for 1 tax deed to be lleued thereon The certltlcete number end y..,. of lleuence the delcrlptlon of the prcperty, end the n1111111 In which H Wll lllllled ere II followl: Folio No. : 1811112.100t 1881112.1007 Certlflcett No.: 141841..07 File No, : 2010-33 Y eer of 111uence: 2007 peacrlptlon of Property: CITY CENTRAL CONDOMINIUM UNIT 217 SUITE 200 AND AN UNOIV INT IN COMMON ELEMENTS SEC T\\1'-RGE: 23-29-18 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(a) In which aeHalld: ABC HOWARD GROUP LLC Said property being In the County of Hlllaborough, State of Florida. Unleaa auch certlflcete ahall be redeemed according to law, the property d11crlbed In auch certificate ahall be aold to the hlgh11t bidder at the Jury Auditorium 2nd Floor, George E Edgecomb CourthouH, 800 Eaat Twlgga Street, Tampa, FL 33802 on the 14th day of January 2010 at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Pleaae cell (813) 278-8100 ext. 4809 to verIfy aale location). Dated thla11lb dey of Noyembtr 2QQI. PAT FRANK Clerk of Circuit Court of Hlllaborough County, Florida By: TERESA L. CLARK Deputy Clerk If you arw a perwon with 1 dlllblllty who n11d1 any eccommodatlon In order to pertlclpate In thll proclldlng, you are entitled, at no coet to you, to the provlelon of certlln ualetance. Plea11 contlct the Clerk'l ADA Coordlnetor, 801 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 278 extenalon 4205, two working daye prior to the dete the urvlce 11 n11ded; If you arw hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. 3/2 Recently Remodeled Home Stainless Steel Appliances For Only $69,900.00 Seller Will Assist With Closing Cost CaiiV & V Now (813) 259-4663 www.myflnanclalconnectlons.com HUD Homes! 3 Bedroom/2 Bath $199.00/Monthlyl 4 Bedroom Only $215.00/Monthlyl 5% Down 15 Years@ 8% Listings 800-366-9783 Ext 5490 Follow Us On Twltter.com/FLSENTINELB NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVE N, thet TARPON IV LLC tn170 the holder of the following certlflclte hll flied uld certlflclte for a tax deed to be leeued thereon. The certlflelte number end yeer of 111uence, the dllcrlptlon of the property, end the nemea In which H w11 IIHIIId are ufollowl: Folio No.: 1112121.0000 Certlflelte No.: 141184..Q7 File No.: 2010-34 Y eer of laeuence: 2007 Dtacrlptlon of Property: POWHATAN HILLS LOT B PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0040/0098 SEC-T\\1'-RGE : 33-28-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(a) In which a1N11ed : SALTER & SALTER PROPERTY INC. CLI!AM SALTER Said property being In the County of Hlllaborough, State of Florida. Unleu auch certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property deacrlbed In auch certificate ahall be aold to the hlghllt bidder at the Jury Auditorium, 2nd Floor George E Edgecomb CourthOUH, BOO Eaat Twlgga Street, Tampa, FL 33802 on the 14th dey of January, 2010, at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Pleaae call (813) 2788100 ext. 4809 to verify aale locetlon) Deled thla11S11 day of Noytmbtr 2QQI. PAT FRANK Clerk of Circuit Court of Hllleborough County, Florida By: TERESA L CLARK Deputy Clerk If you are 1 perwon with 1 dlaablllty who nttde any accommodation In order to participate In thll proclldlng, you Ire entitled, at no coet to you, to the provlelon of certain llllttance. Plllll contlct the Clerk' ADA Coordlnetor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tempe Flor i da, (813) 278-8100 extenalon 42011, two working dayl prior to the dlte the 11rvlce 11 n11ded; If you ere hearing or voice lmpelred, call 711. Sulphur Springs Area 1600 East Humphrey St. Spacious 2 Bedroom/1.5 Bath Townhouse $620.00/Monthly $1 Deposit Application Fee Waived Section 8 And Vouchers Welcomed! Call Today For More Information 813-740-0384 THIS COULD BE YOUR ADVERTISEMENT CONTACT LA VORA @ (813) 248-1921 FOR DETAILS ON PLACING YOUR ADVERTISEMENT


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA DIVISIONJ Case No.: 09-CA-011970-H WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR ABFC 2006-0PT3 TRUST, ABFC ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-0PT3 (Plaintiff) vs. AUNDRIA MUNDY AKA MICHELLE AUNDRIA CLAY, ET AL. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 2, 2009 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Hillsborough, Florida, on January 14. 2010, at 2:00 p.m .. at 2nd Floor, Rm. 201/202 of George E. Edgecomb Courthouse800 E. Twiggs St., Tampa, FL 33602 for the following described property : The South 170 feet of the East 120 feet of Lot 4, Block 11, North Tampa Heights Land & Development Co. Subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, of the Public Records of Hillsborough County, Florida; Together with an easement over and across the North 30 feet of the South 130 feet of Lot 3 in Block 11 of said North Tampa Heights land & Development Co. Subdivision (as to Folio #18248 0000) The West 31.5 feet of the East 151. 5 feet of The South 170 feet of Lot 4, Block 11, North Tampa Heights Land & Development Co. Subdivision, as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, of the Public Records of Hillsborough County, Florida; Together' with an easement over and across the North 30 feet of the South 130 feet of Lot 3 in Block 11 of said North Tampa Heights Land & Development Co. Subdivision (as to Folio #18248.0100) Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. Dated day of December. 2009. PAT FRANK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ LORI DAVIS-CROSS 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 ADA Coordinator, Ms. Nancy Yanez at BOO E. 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Feature Will The Economv AHect How You Celebrate Christmasil BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter change is me cooking for everyone. When it comes to As a child growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, Christmas wasn't a money-spending event. It was a time of sharing, and we were happy to get that pair of Union #5 skates. ebration of Christ, not the material things. With grown children, that takes a lot of the cost factor away. Then, you get to see the real mean ing of Christmas." day. We do recognize this dity as the birthday of Christ, but I'll be with my family and friends. I put on a Christmas day program at my church. Gathering together and giving thanks is what Christmas is all about to me." We give. There's also a difference between c-elebrating Christmas for the right reason, between buying and expecting That's the commercial"side : the actual gifts, we tend to restrict that to family memhers." c CD Today, it's all abopt-tronics and other expensive gifts. With the economy impacting so many families, money is tight, and the gifts may riot be as plentiful. People were asked how the economy will affect how they celebrate Christmas. These are their responses. Dr. Maurice Harvey: "The economy won't have an affect on how we celebrate Christmas at my house. With iny family we have huge gettog_ethers and have a really great time." "Christmas is about the eel-Ella Cusseaux: "I don't think it will affect me person ally. My Christmas is pretty much routine. Family and friends gather every year at my house for breakfast and fellowship. This has been the standard for a long time." Supt. "The economy. won.'t how I celebrate Christ rilas. For me, Christmas is e Very-2010 Calendars Are In! Maria Ortiz-Haynes: "Yes, the economy will have an affect on how I celebrate Christmas. It will make me focus on what's really impor tant, like time with my family and thanking God for His blessings." "The state of the economy has made me refocus on what's really important. Thosetwo things can't be impacted by. the economy. Through the good and bad, God and family will always be there." School Board Member, Doretha Edgecomb: "I think it will affect how much "It's a great opportunity for all of, us to take a step back and give in other ways That's season is all about." Betty Bell: "Yes, the economy will affect how I celebrate Chrfstmas. I can't give my family members the gifts I usually give them. I'll do the best I can, and give them plenty of love ''One thing that won't Donald Dowridge: "In a way, the. ecoriomy will affect how I ceiebrate Christmas this year economic downturn has caused my family to watch every penny that goes and comes. Presents won't be as plentiful, but the religious aspects will always be a):>out the birth of Jesus Christ. Being with family is more important than any gift Everyday is a gift." err1? 6ristmas Yvonne and La Cheryl L.F.D.IC. Ka Tina N. Davis. L.F.D, S:IJ.81'9ri Hough. l;.illa Powell Ge()tge Pjlgh. Glen Williams. Borders Reginald Washington, Darren Watson, Natalie Powell. Willie B. Doyle. Mpses Davis Adrian William Whc.eler and LJ1;D.l ----.----:' ---. ----: -----. ---. ---. --.------"M:" --; ----------Do You Have Your House In Order Fo:r 201.0? Are ybu the one in charge? Are you a caregiver? Do you have the Power ofAttomey? If you answered YES to any ofthese questions PREPi\MtiONt PREPARATION, PREPARATION, IS YOUR ANSWER! Pastors, this is a "Teachable Moment" 45 minute mini-seminar at your Pre-planning Arrangements takes just 30 minutes in our office or your home. Call us or bring this ad to our office and receive a discount for getting started. We always heat you say we need to do this SO Let's GET STARTED! AIKENS FUNERAL IJ.OME (813) 232-8725 "T1 r 0 lJ c > en m z "'!'': z m r;OJ c: J= m :::! z "tJ c: OJ r en ::1:. m c m < m lJ < -1 c: m en c > z c "T1 :Be


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Religious Event "T1 ::0 o l> 0 Bible-Based FellowshiP Church, Inc. To Present 'The Black Nativitv' Bible-Based Fellowship Church, Inc., will uphold its holiday tradition and present "The Black Nativity" on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this spiritual event, which will be held at Bible-Based Fellowship Church at 4811 Ehrlich Road in Carrollwood (Tampa). "We expect that people will come into a realization of what the holiday season is really about after they see this play," said Corey Patrick the director of the Music and Worship Arts. "My desire is that the Black Nativity will become a staple in this community." The Black Nativity is an adaptation of Langston Hughes's original play by the same name that debuted on Broadway in December of 1961. Traditional Christmas carols are sung with a gqspel fl_$lir and original songs are interspersed throughout the play. Although its roots are planted in the community, the Black Nativity is an all-inclusive and people of all ethnic backgrounds will enjoy it. The e\'ent is free and open to the tniblic, but it is strongly suggE:sted that participants present a ticket To access tickets, contact Bible-Based at 813-264-4050. Visit for driving directions or to lea 'rn more about the church. Rev.Dr. Arthur T; Jones is Senior Pastor -. --. THANK YOU ANDBEST WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAY;--SEASON AND A HAPPY NEYYEAR WE SPECIALIZE IN CUSTOMIZED GOLD CROWNS (OPEN FACE, FULL GOLD, DESIGNER, ETC.) Ill m ::0 ..... CXI 1\) 0 0 () "T1 ::0 c .-"' "'D l> G')_ m (11 0


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0') 0 0 N a) T"" Food Drive a: w m :E w (.) w c < c Tovs And Food Assistance Still Available BYIRISB. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor a: Last week Pastor Moses u.. Brown, founder of Feed c a: u.. c z <( c (J) w ;:) .... > a: w > w c w :I: (J) ::i m ;:) a. z j::: w ..J ..J ;:) m I ..J w z j::: z w (J) <( c a: 0 ..J u.. (.) I co w 0 Our Children Ministries, Inc., announced plans to help families in need of assistance. The response was unexpected and some families were turned away. However, Pastor Brown said, "We had received sev eral hundred calls But God has opened more doors through many responses from the community. The families we had to turn away now hav.e a second chance. We have a larger location to provide for all of the families that called in." Pastor Brown has now teamed up with he River PASTOR MOSES BROWN Founder of Save Our Children Ministries, Inc. Church, 3738 River International Drive. As a result of this partnership, on Sunday, December 2oth, those families that do not have transportation will be picked up and transported fjristmas to the church After th e 11 a m., Christmas pl ay the fam ilies will be given a toys and food baskets. The buses will pickup at the following locations and times: The bus will pick up fami lies at Robles Park, corner of Central Avenue and Lake at 8:50 a.m.; Jackson Heights at the corner of Lindell Street and N. 34th Street, at 8:30 a m ; North Blvd., Homes at the corner of Main Street and Willow at 8:30 a.m.; C Blythe Andrews Complex corner of E. Osborne and N. 22nd Street, at 8:40 a.m.; and Belmont Heights, corner of E. Lake Avenue and N. 22nd Street, at 8:40 a.m Pastor Brown stated that some foster parents and the elderly residents with children will s till have their gifts delivered "We h a d about 460 fami lies that we registered and we had to turn away about 228 families. We don t know how man y were not able to get through because the voic e mail was always full. "But, this is a second cha nce for those families we turned away and for those who couldn't get through to leave a message. We didn't know what we were going to do But while we were trying to figure it out, God had already worked it out," Pastor Brown sa id. Parents who are in ne e d of assist a nce can call (813) 784-1021 to register. Pastor Brown s a id those in need of transportation who don't live in the areas listed can call and they will attempt to provide transportation as well Howard McKnight, Cert. Public Accountant 1936 E. Hillsborough Tampa 33610 (813) 237-4496 GEORGE E. SHAW BAIL BONDS Hillsborough County (813) 247-5092 Polk County 328 Dorsett Ave. (863) 678-0772 Lake Wales. FL 33853 Toll Free 1-877-437-2663


Local Retired And Proud, Inc. Celebrated 5th Holidav Gala Retired and Proud group Retired and Proud group celebrated their sth Annual attend monthly luncheons Holiday Gala at the Tampa at some of the most distin-Palms Golf and Country guished venues in the Club on Friday, December Tampa Bay area. In addi-11, 2009. Yvonne Duncan tion to luncheons, members was the Chairperson of this and guests enjoy music confabulous party. The surprise certs, theater evenings, golf of the evening the_ outings ) and travel opportu-Santa Helpers, chaired by nities Ruby French, gave each Robert "Bob" Samuels member and guest a beauti. is the founder of Retired ful Christmas gifh t and Proud, Inc. The ten-.... ,, -;r-'1 -, party continued on as mem.:. -' -member 2009 Board of bers and guests enjoyed a Directors includes: Joyce wonderful evening as they Austin, President, danced to the sounds of DJ Yvonne Duncan, ViceRock-ItRod. President, Andria The organization was Wimberly, Secretary, started in the spring of 2005 Patricia Lockley, Asst. by a small group of retirees Secretary, Thomas White, who decided that it would Treasurer, John Barnes, be interesting and fun to get Asst. Treasurer, LeJ oan together and meet other Franklin, Media Director, retirees in the Tampa Bay Ruby French, area. Director, The members represent an Betty Baker, Outreach outstanding group of indi-Director and Carol viduals from business and Whitter, Director at Large. professional backgrounds (Photos by Lomax .. from across the country. Mcintyre) Mr. and Mrs. Robert Samuels Andria and Bob Wimberly I Wishing You Love, Peace, Good Health & Prosperity This Holiday Season. Best Wishes For The New Year. Thanks To All Our Clients And Friends Allowing Us The Opportunity To Serve You! (4!..,(;1 GIBBS & PARNELL, P.A. \ill Attorneys At Law : Personal Injury & Wrongful Death 722 E. Fletcher Ave. Tampa, FL 33612 813-975-4444 -800-711-5452 'A P. GIBBS, ESQ. www.GibbsandParnell.com MATIHEW KOCHEVAR. ESQ. THOMAS E. PARNELL ESQ. ou:r Practice is Lin1ited To Personal Injury And Wrongful Death. We Have Over 50 Years (Jf Experience In Personal Law. If you're heading out of town to visit family and friends for the holidays, please be prepared for the season! Plan a route allow plenty of time and check the weather. Accidents can happen to the best of us. At Gibbs and Parnell, our commitment to serve is serious business If you or a friend need our help please contact us for a free consultation. The hiring of a lawy.::r is :m itllJtOitlllll dct!i;;ion that ll<>i ha:;..:d .;.;>ky upon k us 1< so:nd y CJ) m z -1 z m I CD c: r r m ::! z "0 c: CD c (/) ::::t m c m < m m (/) c c ::0 / "b m cp o (


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hristmas Dinne 34th Street Church Of God Christmas Dinner Th e 34th Street Churc h o f God, Rev. Dr. Thomas Scott, Senior Pa stor, h eld it s C hri st m as Dinn e r with family and friends last week. A ll family m embers rece ived a Bible for the New Year. Dinner was served in the church's fellowship hall. (Photos by Julia Jack..son) Deacon David and Ellena Jones joined the festive crowd at 34th Street Church of God. Rev. Jeffery Johnson and Lil Jeffery at the Christmas Dinner. Roujel Brooks at the Christmas dinner. Montray Burton at the Christmas festival. Sisters enjoying the Christmas celebration, Hazel Wilson and Cleartis (Dot) Rochester. ., :II 0 )> 0 m (') m s: tD m :II ., r-0 :II 0 )> (/) m z :j z Member JoAnn Bellas enjoying the festival. Deaconess Jessie Mae Parks and her reindeer antlers helped to _make the festival enjoyable. Jasper and Cynthia m Wallace. r;-Members Andrew David and Valeria Johnson. And To Wish You All A Happy Holiday Season And A New Year Filled With Love} Happiness And Prosperity JOHN HARMON, LFD & OWNER. CRISIS FUNERAL CRF\tATIO\ PRICES 5002 N. 40 .th Street Tampa, FL 626-8600 m c r rm :j z ""C c tD !: (/) ::I: m 0 m < m :II -< -4 c m (/) 0 )> z 0 'T1 :II 0 ..... ..... n


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a: w m :E w Spreading Holiday Cheer Citv 01 Tampa Black Historv Members In The Communitv On Saturday December C 12th members of the City of >=" Tampa Black History Committee visited the resia: dents of Whispering Oaks u. assisted on Chelsea and 15 St. event for several months with many of the committee members donating monies so that the residen,ts could be given a beautiful basket for the hol idays. detail was carried out completely. Anita White dropped off the baskets, the Rough Riders provided the small teddy bears for the baskets, Arthur Parker took pictures and Linda Williams carne in bringing holiday cheer with her melodious singing of c a: u. c z <( > <( 0 tn w :::> w > w c w ::t: tn ::r m :::> D. z i= w :I :::> m I ...J w z i= z w tn <( c a: 0 ...J lL Jose Valentine, a Black History Committee member, planned this Jose was assisted by several Black History mem bers making sure that every J0Jl r'f>e Wztlt fJ!ou 'T/zls StaSPn !Ntd 7hr0ll:!fhout 77tt9fw fJ!ear State Farm Insurance Ken Anthony Agency 11-01 N. Howard Avenue (813) 251-8685 :From left to right are Cliffette Williams, Lenoir Russell, Vice President; Bonita McConico, Andrew Bellamy, Alexandra Jacobs and Frank J. Crum, City of Tampa Black History Committee President. Christmas carols and the residents joined in. The Black History committee members spent no more than two hours with the residents, but it was a rewarding time for both the residents of Whispering Oaks and the committee because the residents were appreciative for the love that was shown to them and the beautiful holiday baskets they received. Jose Valentin, Lenoir Russell, Cliffette Williams, Alexandra Jacobs, Bonita McConico, Mrs. Parker, Dian Davis, and others passed out gifts. The residents and the COTBHC members were blessed by the experience. THE LAW OfFICE OF DELANO S. STEWART, PA Standing: Delano S. Stewart, P.A. Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Lawyer seated L To R: Conley V. Morrow, Esq; Veronica K. Furse, Paralegal and Nonnan A. Harris, taw C1erk Areas Of Practice: DUI Criminal Personal Injury Givil Litigation Probate Family Law "45 Years Of Legal Service To Our Community ... Still Working For You" -. DELANO S. STEWART AITORNEYAT .LAW The Firm Welcomes Our New Partner Esq. Specializing In: Family Law Dissolution Of Adoptions : child Support Matters ; _:Attorney C ;onley Morrow Specializes In: Foreclosure Defense Bankruptcy Creditor Harassment LOCATED AT: 501 SUITE 760 TAMPA, FLORIDA 33602 GIVE USACALLAT: (813)


FAMU XMAS FAMU President And Mrs. James H. Ammons Share Some Holidav Jov 'T1 ::0 0 }< 0 m (') m s: CIJ m :II ...... (X) children in the Tallahassee school district. 1\) 0 0 FAMU c heerleaders, v Clogge rs. Mayor Marks a l so did a reading of the "Spirit of Christmas." They a l so r eceived g r ee tin gs from th e FAMU m e n 's bas-k etball t ea m. FAMU a l so m a d e a d o na ti o n t o Mothers In Crisis, Inc. FAMU faculty, s taff and students collected m o r e than $15,000 in gift cards, books and bic ycles THANKS TO ALL MY CLIENTS & FRIENDS FOR YOUR CONTINUED LOYALTY & TRUST FREDDIE WILSON Bail Ae.cnt ....., SERVING: MIAMI NEW YORK, GEORGIA LOS ANGELES AND MANY ClTIES IN FLORIDA John 3: I 6 -For God so loved the \.Vorld, that He gave his only begotten Son. that whosoever believeth in him should not petiSh. but have everlasting life. 'T1 r-0 ::D 0 l> en m z z m r-1 OJ c r-1 m -1 z "0 c CIJ r (f) :I: m 0 m < m ::D -< -1 c m (f) 0 l> z 0 'T1 ::D 0 ...... (]1 I (')


a> 0 0 C'\1 CX) ..... '" Kwanzaa a: w m :E w u w c A Celebration 01 Familv, Communitv And Culture Kwanzaa (Quansa) is an many societies. African American and Pan African holiday that c e lebrates ..... family community and culture C Its name is derived from the a: phrase "Matunda ya kwanza, LL which means "first fruits" in Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor at the California State University in Long Beach introduced Kwanzaa as a ritual to welcome the first harvests to the home in 1966 The holiday was created as a festival for Afro Americans as a response to the commercialism of Christmas. Principles of Kwanzaa There are seven principles or values of Kwanzaa that are referred to as Nguzo Saba The principles and, their definitions are: Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race. c a: LL c z c en w :J t-Swahili. The first fruits celebrations are recorded in African history as far back as ancient Egypt. These celebrations are also found in modern times among The Kwanzaa celebr[\iions beings on December 26t and ends on January 1st Kujichagulia (Self-Determination}: To define ourselves, name ourselves, ere-The StatfOf Everett Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, Inc. Would like to thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you; and \ve wish to continue rendering our service to you. Ma .v Your Holiday Season Be Joyful And Your New lear Be Prosperous 17 N. 22nd Street Tampa, FL {813) 237 (813) 237-527 ate for ourselves and speak for ourselves Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems and to solve them together. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other and to profit from them toge ther. Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vo ,cation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful" and beneficial than we inherited it. Imani (Faith): To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. Symbols of Kwanzaa has seven basic symbols and two supplemental ones. Each represents values and concepts reflective of African culture and contributive to community building and reinforcement. The basic symbols in Swahili and then in English are : Mazao (The Crops), Mkeka (The Mat), Kinara > a: w > w c w :I: en Greetings :::i m :J a. Jeffrey L. Rhodes & David L. Northern Jr. and The Staff of Ray Willian1s Funeral Home Candle Holder), Muhindi (The Corn), Mishumaa Saba (The Seven Candles), Kikombe cha Umoja (The Unity Cup), Zawadi (The Gifts) The two supplemental symbols are : Bendera (The Flag) Nguzo Saba Poster Kwanzaa Greetings The greetings during Kwanzaa are in Swahili. Swahili The greeUngs are to reinforce awareness of and commitment to the Seven Principles. Greetings: "Habari gani?" Answer: Each of the principles for each of the days of Kwanzaa. For example, "Umoja", on the first day, '"Kujichagulia", on the second day and so on. Daily Practices Each evening, the family gath ers to light the candle the corre sponds to the day. On the first day, the black can dle should be lit for unity. On the second day, the family again lights the black candle for unity and the red candle for Kujichagulia (self-determination). On the third day, the black and red candles are relit, along with a green candle for Ujima (collective work and responsi bility). This practice coritinues until the seventh day when all of the candles are lit. The Word "Harambee" (Swahili for "Let's all pull together") should be repeated seven times z i= w ...J ...J ::;) Wish You Happy Holidays and Many Blessing in the New Year m I ...J w z i= z w en <( c a: 0 ...J LL 0 I CD ,... w 0 Jeffrey' L. -Rhodes Funeral Director Co-Owner David L. Northern, Jr Operations Manager Co-Owner RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME Rhodes & Northern Phone: (813) 253-3419 Fax: (813) 251-4912 Wl1lw.raywilliamsfuneralhon1e.com raywilliantsjh@verizon. net


Read All About It \A'"A/ ... HOROSCOPES ... -.... E : i \ .. Today's Birthday---Do unto others as you'd have them do for you. The good karma this brings colors every aspect oflife and elevates your self-esteem. )'his year you reevaluate your position when significant people enter or exit the stage. Do the best you can every day with whatever life offers. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) --Approach each issue with an open mind. Don't ump to conclusions before you have explored the possibilities. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) --You feel that success is nearly within your grasp. You see the light at the end of the tunnel. Keep moving forward! Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) --You really want your own way. Others object. Modify your presentation to maximize your chances. Accept the outcome. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) --Face it: Your mind is not on your work right now. But then, nobody's focused all the time. Put it on tomorrow's list and go play. Aries (March 21-April19) --There's plenty of communication today. The only problem is that it's so confusing. Consider each item before you decide. Taurus (April2o-May 20) --Don't be afraid to get your work done early. Someone will bring a new project that fires your imagination. No pressure! Gemini (May 21-June 21) --More imagination is needed to complete projects before a deadline. Your: part gets done. Chip in to help others. Cancer (June 22-July 22) --Ideas fly in every direction! Don't pretend you can grab each one. Take the most practical ones to heart. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) --Use your time wisely today. Develop potential by concentrating on independent action. There's enough time later to work with the group. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) --You feel as ifyou've been through all of this before. Maybe you wonder why others keep reinventing the wheel. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) --Imagine knowing exactly what to do Not quite there? Follow your heart anyway. It works out fine. Scorpio (Oct. 23--Nov. 21) --If you can sort out fact from fiction, you're ahead of average. Confusion reigns today. Postpone decisions. ALL MY CHILDREN Zach sets out to find Kendall; no one is buying DaYid's mea culpa ; Amanda jumps to DU\id's defense Kendall is reunited with Zach; ,J R faces a tough decision ; Adam promises Anni e she'll get the respect she dcscn cs. AS THE WORLD TURNS Margo has to back out on Cmig---.Jack to the rescue; Dusty sa\ cs the Jay with .Janet; Rosanna catches Carl) and Craig in a warm moment. Rosanna makes a lite-altering decision; Katie and .Jack arc frustrated a s they both want to talk to Brad; Tcri gets jealous of .Janet and Dust)'s dose ness, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Eric agrees to Ridge's plan: the winner of tlw ad-campaign challenge is announced; Katie is resentful towards h e r sisters for not warning her about Eric and Ridge's intentions; Justin attempts to che e r up Donna. sand) m crhcars Nick telling Brooke her s ec ret ; Bridget and Stephanie decid e to h e lp Sand) : Ridge lets in on his and Eri c 's plan ; Brooke has second thoughts abJut further d c cci \ ing Ka tic DAYS OF OUR LIVES R afc surprises Sami then they. make lm c; Rate looks into b;d on the kidnapper; Brady confronts Vidor about his role in the drug ring ; E.J feels out Arianna and determines her to he a c age) opc ratiH ; Mia gets an in \'ill' to the ,,inter dance. kidnapper is r c \'laled ; Hope and Bohan a heate d argument in \\hich the.\ dre dge up old \munds; and Arianna disagree about E.J; Carl hegins her first of \\ork; RafL secures sodium Pentothal and USl'S it on Stefano. GENERAL HOSPITAL .Jason figures out Franco's next mm c ; Sonny \\'arns M ichad to keep his mouth shut around Luck.' ; Elizabeth hegins to c rack under the pressure she feels. F1: anco sta)s onL' step a I waLl of .Jason ; Maxie urges Lulu to go for it \\ith Dominic ; Rebecca's on the \crge of spilling the beans to ONE LIFE TO LIFE Tea's de,astatcd by Dan idle's rejection ; Mitch torments Dorian ; Nora can't belic\e her eyes Clint and Nora tina hme it out; Daniclle \'0\\ s rc\ enge against Todd; Mitch has plans for Dorian THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Michael and Lauren arc spied on; Phyllis' plan for Deacon is set in moti()n. tires Chloe ; .J. T. gi,es Victoria an ultimatum. :::0 0 0 m () m OJ m :::0 ...... _oo "' ;..) ':/ ... ;:;..: .. : .... ;;;: ..... : 8 2 Princes And The Frog -The best animation this year. Fun : co for all ages. S25M the first weekend [ ...... ] ; Armored -A crew of officers (Columbus Shott -Stomp The : Yard) plot to hijack an armored truck. Statts slow but ends up action packed. L *Htf2] Blind Side -Another touchdown for Sandra Bullock [****] ; 2 Ninja Assassins-An AWOL ninja has to fight to stay alive '; i! Very bloody. [***] 1 The Twilight Saga: New Moon -The Vampires vs {; love story hit the box office jackpot at S142M 8 Worth Seemg! [ ... **] ;, ; 2012 -You need to check out this disaster movie for the 1 special effects. A little long at 2 hours I 47 minutes. Made :: $230M Worldwide. [ ... *112] ; Good Hair-Chris Rock comes through in this documental)' about hair. Must See! [*** } :. Disney's A Christmas Carol -Jim Carey stars in this ; animatiOn of Charles Dicken s classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Disney should have passed on this one. [ ... th] ; The Vampire's Assistant -You will enjoy this Yampire story. Check it out! [ **] This Is It -A last look at the greatest entettainer of all times Michael Jackson. You really don't want to miss this movie ['*** and then some. ] r Paranormal Activity -A couple is haunted by a demon in their apartment. This movie cost 815 thousand to make and -has made S61M since it was released 3 weeks ago Not for kids. 0 [***] )> Law Abiding Citizen-Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler star (J) in this well-written suspense/thriller. Must see! [****] The Stenfather -A mother' s son returns from militat)' -1 school to find out his new stepfather is a serial killer ["**] z Couples Retreat-Vince Vaughn stars in this light comedy m about couples vacationing at a tropical island resott. No. 1 at 17"" the box office-S3sM. [**Tf2] OJ Zombieland -A comedy mixed with suspenseful scenes of C: zombies eating the living. Different. [-***] F Pandorum -Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma) and Dennis Quaid m -star in this sci-fi horror movie that is surprisingly good. W01th ::l Seeing! 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0) 0 0 C\1 co .,.... a: w III w u w 0 Talent Showcase Reaches Finale 0 a: u. TRACIE "MS. TRE" CARTER On December 20, 2009, Tre Stylz Entertainment will present "Pour Out Your C Talent Showcase," "Who s a: u. Da' Best In Day Bay?" finals C at the historic Ritz Theater on 7th Avenue in Ybor City. > Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 en w :::) .... > a: w > w c w :I: en :J m ir z w ..J ...J :::) m ...J w z j; z w en C a: 0 ...J u. u I 00 ,.. w (!) p.m. Tracie "Ms. Tre" Carter said the time h as come to decide who is th e best in the ba y "The auditions are over and 18 p eople w ill b e co m p eting This will b e a big Chri stmas cel ebra tion o f o ur l oca l t a l ent and w ill prove th a t h a rd work a nd d e di ca ti o n d oes pa y o ff." C o nt estants will compe t e for c ash priz e s and a ch a nce t o o p e n f o r a m ajor cel e brity headline r a t an upcoming s h ow Th e show will b e host e d b y r ecording artists Fusion and Shauria, and guest judges will be C. Wakeley, Acafool, Slip 'N Slide, Jerry Means, 50' Clock Music, and DJ Purifiya. An after party will be held immediately following the show and food and drinks will be available For more information, visit www. trestylzentertainmen t. com. Entertainment Mariah carev To Begin Tour On December31 MARIAH CAREY NEW YORK--Mariah Carey will launch her first North American tour in more than three years' on Decembe r 31 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The eight-week, 19-city "Angels Advocate" tour will wrap on February 27 at The Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas. Tickets for the major ity of the shows will go on sale on Saturday. Oprah's Channel To Feature Film Club Series OPRAH WINFREY LOS ANGELES--In the tradition of Oprah Winfrey's famous book club, the talk show host's cable channel, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, will launch a documentary film club, with a focus on films with inspirational themes. OWN has partnered with Ro* co Prods., a division of documentary film distribu-. tor Ro co Films International, to do a prime time monthly documentary film series on the eable channel, a co-venture between Winfrey's Harpo Prods. and Discovery Communications that is scheduled to premiere in January 2011. Exclusive footage from the films featured in the docu mentary film club will be put up on OWN.tv, and some of them will get nation wide theatrical screenings. 50 Cent & Vitaminwater Allowing Fans To Remix 'Babv Bv Me' Single 50 CENT 50 Cent and bu s in ess p a rt n e r Vitaminwat e r, n o w have th e available so's S o und L a b App o n the App S t o r e T hrou g h R o mplr th e popul a r inte r ac t ive mu s i c pl a t for m devel o p e d b y M o d e r a ti f a n s of Vit aminwa t e r and 50 Cent ca n n ow u se their iPh o n e o r iPod t o u c h t o c r e a t e and s har e th e ir o w n mixes of "Baby by M e," th e fir s t s in gle off o f so's n e w LP Bef o r e I S elf Destru ct. Lil wavne's 'Rebirth' Delaved Unti12010 NEW YORK --Lil Wayne's oft-delayed rock album, "Rebirth," has been pushed back again, from a planned December release to early 2010. According to a Tweet from Cash Money label head and rapper Bryan "Birdman" Williams, "Rebirth will be available February 1 Originally sche9uled for April 7, the album recently was slated for a December 15 release. The set is to be packaged as a double disc along with the Young Money collective We Are Young Money. First single off the album, "Prom Queen," reached no. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. LILWAYNE Second single "Hot Revolver" debuted at No. 33. Fall Out Boy, Lenny Kravitz, Travis Barker and Young Money/Cash Money artist Drake all appear on the set. Shon Dawg Signs To lil wavne's Label, Readies DebutlP Houston native Short Dawg has been flying back and forth from his hometown to Atlanta and Miami any where he has to go to rec o rd, he gets it in. Short was signed to Def Jam back in 2005 as part ofthe Russell Simmons Music Group, and later moved over to So So Def when Jermairie Dupri had an executive seat with the company. After years of waiting, nothing ever happened, and he was finally granted his release. In 200'7 Short became friends with Lil Wayne and, with no label contracts binding him, finally signed to Young Money a few months ago. ''I'm definitely on that album you know I gotta be on that thing," he said about appearing on the We Are Young Money compilation, SHORTDAWG due December 21. Like family members Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga, (the name comes from his high school basketball days when he stood at 4-foot-11) also sings in addition to rapping, and insisted fans will get a taste of both on his still-unti tled solo debut.


Obama's Brother Made Image Ambassador In China The half brother of President Barack Obama, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, has been made an "image ambassador" for southern China's booming city of Shenzhen. BEIJING --The halfbrother of President Barack Obama has been made an "image ambassador" for southern China's booming city of Shenzhen, state press reported Sunday. Mark Obama N desandjo was riamed image ambassador on Friday by the Shenzhen Youth League for his volunteer work teaching piano to orphans in the city, where he lives, the Beijing News reported. Since moving to Shenzhen in 2002, Ndesandjo has given lessons once a week to orphans at the Shenzhen Social Welfare Centre, the paper said. The son of President Obama's late father and his third wife Ruth Nidesand, Ndesandjo reportedly runs a business consultancy in China. During Obama's visit to China last month, the two had a brief, but emotional reunion in Beijing. Ice Cube To Star In 'Ride Along' Film ICE CUBE Ice Cube has signed on to star in the upcoming film Ride Along. Scheduled to begin shooting next year, Cube plays a rouge cop who tries to sabotage his sister's marital engagement to a white guy The film is schedul e d to place in a hospital as his sister deals with this turmoil while trying not to crack. Cube and his partner Matt Alvarez will also help executive produce the film. Icc Cube and Bow Wow are also teaming up in the upcoming film, Lottery Ticket. In the film Bow will play a boy in the projects trying to fend off greedy neighbors that try to steal his winning lottery ticket worth 8350 million. Ice Cube will play a former boxer that lives in the neighborhood. The movie will be directed by video produce Erik White, the mastermind for videos like Chris Brown's "With You", T. I.'s "Big Things Pop pin" and Fabolous' Breathe." This is not the first time the pair has starred in a movie together. Bow Wow was featured in Ice Cube's 2002 hit All About The Benjamins alongside Mike Epps, playing the part of Kelly, a disgruntled child in Epps' neighborhood. Lottery Ticket is slated to hit theatres sometime next year. Follow Us On Twitter. com/ FLSENTINELB Entertainment .., JJ 0 Sirius Radio launches 'Snoop Oogg Nation' SNOOPDOGG SIRIUS XM Radio announced that it will launch "Snoop Dogg Nation," a week-long, commercial-free channel featuring music, interviews and specials cele brating the career of the Hip Hop icon. The limited-run channel launched Monday, December 14 at 12:00 pm ET and will nm until Sunday, December 20 at 10:00 pm ET on SIRe IUS channel 40 and XM channel67. Listeners will hear Snoop Dogg host an audio tour of his entire catalog, sharing stories about each album, including a track by track listen of his latest album. "Snoop Dogg Nation" will also feature a special countdown during which Snoop will count down hi s top 20 fa\'orite hip-hop songs of all time. Charlie Murphv's Wife, Tisha Tavlor Murohv, Dies TISHA And CHAIUJE MURPHY Tisha Taylor Murphy, the wife of actor/comedian Charlie Murphy -star of "'Chappelle's Show" and older brother to Eddie -succumbed to a long battle with cancer, dying Sunday in her sleep at the couple s home in New Jersey. "Tisha Taylor Murphy, wife of comedian and actor Charlie Murphy, passed away peacefully on Sunday with family at her side after facing the challenges of cancer for the past two years,:' Murphy's publicist, Lyndsey Jacobs, confirmed. "The Murphy Family appreciates all of the suppott the y ha\ e rccci\c d from friend;; and fan s and requ e sts pri\ ; I c\ dming this n 'IY diffi cult time ... Kid Cudi Punches Fan In The Face 0 m () m m s: CD m JJ A Kid Cudi concert went astray Saturda y after th e MC hopped off the stage and punched a fan in the face. During Cudi's performance in Vancouver, Canada an object was thrown on stage causing him to jump into the crowd and attack the man who threw it. That man has since been identified as Michael Sharpe. Despite the incident, Sharpe has decided not to press charges. He told his story saying that the object thrown was actual ly a wallet. According to Sharpe someone else threw the wallet on stage but Cudi tossed it back to the crowd. After catching it, Michael then threw it back to the rapper because it wasn't his, KIDCUDI causing Cudi to become angry, jump off stage and hit him. ''I'm not upset, I m not going to be that person. I just want to meet him and be like 'I'm the guy you punched.' I'm not going to press charges." ..... (X) 1\) 0 0 (0 Ashanti: Man Charged And Imprisoned For lewd Text Messages, Stalking .., r 0 JJ 0 )> (/) m z :::! z m A 31-year-old janitorturned-fitness-trainer has been charged with sending dozens of lewd texts to the mother of Grammy-winning singer Ashanti. Devar Hurd, of Griffith, Ind., is awaiting trial at Rikers Island prison in New York on stalking and other charges. H e allegedly bombarded the former chart-topper' s mother, Tina Douglas, vvith crude text messages about her daughter, which included graphic photos and a picture of their family home. The messages gushed lewd ly about Ashanti's performances and jealously lamented her relationship with the rapper Nelly, pape rs stated. Messages reprinted in a criminal complaint filed by New York prosecutors ASH ANTI r;r:D c r r m ::! z "'C c CD !: (/) :t m 0 m < m JJ -< include sexual messages, -i musings on the music busi-C ness, Hurd's own workout rn routine, and, on at least two 0 occasions, pictures of male genitals. )> The case could go to trial Z next week. It's unclear 0 whether Ashanti, 29, \\ill be called to testify. o ..... CD 0


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fundr a i se r for th e band Attorney Scriven was e l ected. to serve on the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar Lansing An early morning accident claimed the lives of Roderick Jackson, and Ferrie Rowell, both 24-years-old Seriously injured were Jamar Green, 22, and Freddie Thomas, Jr., 15. Mrs. Willie Mae w;Hiams, 96, throughout the bay area as "The Veteran's Lady," died after an illness. She was one of the first women in Hillsborough County to vol unteer to serve in the military in 1942. Mrs. Enid "Grace" Hendricks, who had been reported missing, was found dead. She was 75, and was diagnosed in the early stages of dementia. The Florida Highway Patrol identified Joseph Fells, 48, as the person killed in a single car accident on State Road 60 and Pinewood Avenue. Big John's Alabama Barbeque closed for the widening of N. 40th Street. The business opened in 1968. ,, A Commun ity Matriarch, Mrs. Lula "Mama :Lula" Johnson died at the age of Archie Thomas and Douglas Rand were recog nized ?fter they rescueq two women rollowing a accident, Thomas rescued Tampa Police Master Patrol Officer Tara Edwards and Rand saved Ms. Marti Sue Both men were rec. ognized as, "Citizen of the by the City of Tampa. C:::ongr,esswoman Kathy Castor r'ecognized Dr. Sam Horto' n. during Black History Celebration Month. Mrs. Chloe Coney and Mrs. Doretlia Edgecomb made the presentation. April The Hilisborough County NAACP the AfroAcademic Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, (ACT-SO) Competition Among the par ticipants were: Ms. Floxxie Lomax, Dr. Carolyn Collins, Ms. Lynette Lewis, TV Celebrity Patrick Tango1 TV Celebrity Ivy Box, and Riquitta Lomax. Tampa businessman M a r vi n Knight was presented the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the k_ D i a.. monds Awards r ec ogn ition program Pastor Antonio Hawkins r emove d a l ynching noos e from the grounds of Exciting F a ith Aliv e a t Tampa Bay Church in V a lrico. It w a s suspended from a tree. The Tampa Chapter of Links, Inc. held a reception in honor of visitin g link m e mber, Joi Gordon. Ms. Gordon is the Executive Director of Dre ss For Success Worldwide. A was held in memo r y of folk artist Taft Richardso.n. Richardson died at the age of 65 in November 2()08. Amya Kemora Pink, 1, died after being backed over in a driveway. Dr. Sam Horton, retired educator and past president of the Hillsborough County NAACP, died following a lengthy illness. He was 79. Rev. Thomas Scott was re-elected as .-----..,,....----. the Chairman of the Tampa City Council Board. Kevin Bernard Harris, 18, a senior at Blake High School, died as the result of an aggressive tumor. He had just begun his senior year when he became ill. Fred "Kojak" Gilbert, 69, a Sentinel carrier for more than 20 years, died from a kidney ail-. ment. He was fixture at the corner of N ; 30th Street and E. Osborne Avenue. A heart attack claimed the life of Isaac Royal; a popu lar rt:staurant owrier. He died suddenly on Easter Sunday. Mr; and Mrs. Jake (Liz). Merchant hosted a party at their .home to honor Rev. Abraham .Brown. Mrs. Bettye .Greene Johnson retired from the City of Tampa, Utility Accounting. Division, after 361f2 years of service Mother Katherine Hardge died following a lengthy illness. A longtime cosmetologist, she was 91years-old. Mrs Minnie H. Wharton retired Hillsborough County Principal, died at her home following a brief illness The 18th Street Park was r e n a m e d in honor of C o a c h Alfred AI" Barnes, w ho died on April 2 2 fll 2008, of an apparent heart a ttack. Ms. Alisa Givens bec a me ill while driving and pull e d off the road into a p arking lot before she fainted. Her 4-y ear-old son Andre Givens, us e d her cell phone to call 9-1-1 for help Clem Brooks was honored with the 2009 Community Service Award after serving more than 42 years as a basketball and football official. The Hillsborough County School District named two buildings in honor of educators. The Instructional Services Center was named in honor of the late Dr. Sam Horton. The name of the Sylvia Kimbell Full Service Center was renamed in honor of retired educator Delia Sanchez. An elementary school now bears the name of Sylvia Kimbell. Businessman Sol Davis, Sr., owner of Sol Davis Printing, celebrated ten years of service to the cOmmunity. Three members of one family died in a traffic accident while returning home from Jacksonville. Killed in the accident were: Ms. Stephanie Callaway Monroe, 33, Ms; Angalia Whicker, 34, and 9-year-old 'Cyenna Watts. Richard Smiley was hon ored duriQg the anniversary of cfvil Rights events that took place 'b'n Sunday, March 7, 1 96s. He.,was 15 at the time. The celebration was held at the Edmund Pettis Bridge, known historically at the place where "Blood y Sunday took place. Kevin Eugene was. iJ.S the Assistant Y j e Presi.dent and FinanciaL Cen..ter Manager, II, at.the newly opened Fifth Third Bank Br a nch in East Tampa : A tribute was held to popular pharmacist Monroe Mac.k. The Nati.onal event. Diamondback Pharmacy Alumni c o u n c'l'l' Florida A & M Un i ve rsi ty College of sponsored the Sidney W i Morgan was chosen a s the ke)rnote speaker for the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP Centennia l Banquet A surprise birthday p arty was h e ld a t th e A L e on Lowry C enter to honor Minister Mary E. May, found e r o f th e M a r y E Ma y Inte rcessory Pra y erlin e Mini s try Local a rtist T'Raw ho s t e d a p arty and three p eople w a lk e d a w ay with ve hicl es. The winn e r s w e r e: Jasmin Orr, 19, Kandi Williams, 27, and 29 -y e ar-old Shanelle McMiller. The CDC of Tam pa Inc.' s Youth L e adership Move m ent Cla ss of 2009 held th e ir graduation ceremony Some of those earning certificate s Samantha Nester, Brenae Allen, Jovanna Harris, Maria Cenoble, Asia Berry, Courtney Sampson, Jasmine Henley, Cherron Hobley, Amber Baster, Aldreshia Boykin, Daniele Mitchell, Darren Baker, Monor Mortume, Jiovanna White, and Colin Carter. More than 100 people responded to the call of Mrs. Darla (Yvette) McCoy's need for blood. She is suffer ing from an illness and has the rare 0 Negative type Hillsborough County teacher Ross.Anderson was the recipient of the "We Deliver" He was pre sented a $1o,ooo check. Agroundbreaking ceremony was held for the construction of a sidewalk between the Robert Saunders, Sr;; Branch Library and Booker T. Washington Elementary School. Zonte Bryant, a student at Roland Park K-8, won the President's Education Award Barack Obama sigtted : .. Billups, a memher (j{'a Tampa fami ly, died of a heart att. ack He was 48 years old Angelo Davis was diagnosed as having a serious heart condition. The old died in his sleep. Ms. Alexis S ; Wells was 0 'I'I' e ''O'f t w o doctoral students at E m 6 r y to be selected to receive the 2009 Fund for Theological Educ'ation (FTE) Doctoral Scholarshi ps. 1 June ', Dan Robinson, a popular riu i chanic, dieg suddenly on May 27th .59 years old. Ms. Alice passed away. was a member of (\ pioneering Keystone community family. Secon: d Lt. Geryah Anneece gniduafe d fro m the Unite d Sta t es ::C Milita r y Aca d e m y at W es t C P oint, N ew York Sh e i s th e d a u ghte r of Evangelist c Ann-Sankey-White and m Rev. Gerald White. Sgt. Antronetta Wyatte, :: m m ::c th e dau ghte r of Ms. lsaline Wyatte and Alfonsus Wyatte, pre p a r e d for a t o ur """" of duty i n Afgh anis t a n 1\l Ms. Tonja Brickhouse, o Director o f ::5 Solid Wast e for th e Cit y o f T ampa ce l e bra t e d h e r fir s t yea r s in h e r po s ition Mrs. Willamena Johnson, RN DON (Director of Nursing), w a s chosen a s the Nursing Administrator of the Year. She was employed at Ybor City Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the time the honor was bestowed upon her. William Herbert (Hoover) walker died at the age of 78. He was the first African American to graduate from the University of "T1 Tampa. b Mr. and Daron -:::0 (Beverly) Avery died within 6 24 hours of each other They l> were married in 1983 and had one daughter, pominique. Ray DeMoulin, the owner of Whoo's : m Next Barber. r:-. s' h d m op, serve c: as a mentor ; ; r-to young m men. Hehad ::::! z served m : Ulat capacity fot: 16' years The Tampa Bay of Hope, found ed bx!Jiames :Evans 1996, was chosen as the : 2009 NoriProfit of the Yea r the Bay ;t! Busmess JournaL m Th e :Shockel:l when It was announced that 'l> Michael Jacks6n, R & B Superstll:r ; was at th age of so His' death was 0 attributed to a drug overdo s e jJ. Popular : -East Tainpa community t < a c Pi' v i : s t E d d i e Levy, Sr., died, an Father s Day.' He w a s old. Ms. Phyllis Busansky, newly electe d as 'the Hillsborough County Supervisor of died .. at the age o f 72. President Bara I ) O '.c o.u n t d .. \\. \ g C h a r I e.n H(l. n e y\.V for the o f i u. S : J the ].<'lori0a. The S. S e n firmed the noi'ninatio' n r Nov ember


O'l o Ms. Marilyn Hall 0 N retired as a Detention Deputy co with Hillsborough County after 36 years of service. w m ::; w (.) w c >"' <( c a: LL c a: LL c z <( c en w ::;) 1-> a: w > w c w ::r:: en :::i m ::;) a. z i= w ..J ..J ::;) m ...:. w z i= z w en <( c a: 0 ..J LL (.) Julv Ms. Jacqueline S. Beauchamp, CEO and Chairwoman of Nerjyzed Entertainment inc., introduced the new Doug Williams Black College Football Experience Video Game for the Nintendo X-Box 360. The National Coalition of 100 Women, Inc., Tampa Bay Chapter held its 17th Aimual 'Gourmet Gents: A Culinary Fanfare' Scholarship Fundraiser. Over 100 men participated. Activist Joe Robinson was among the applicants to file I@JiiWJri m:\L('t:l the position 0 f Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections. The sexual harassment lawsuit against Hillsborough Commissioner Kevin White was set for trial on August 15th_ Alyssa Ogden, his former Administrative Assistant filed the lawsuit upon being fired after 7 months. : Brittany Mills, 11, drowned -==T. swimming at the C y r u s Greene Pool. Her death w'as ruled accidental. -=--""--_.. The All-Girls Step Team, "Divas of Tampa," appeared on BET's 106th & p_ark's Wild-Out Wednesday for a step com petition. Mysela "Mike" Parks, an employee of the McNichols Company, was one of 5 people killed after the airplane he was traveling in crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Florida. Three new principals were assigned to new schools. Ms. Carolyn Hill was assigned to Just Elementary School; Joseph Brown, was assigned to Walker Middle School; and Carl Green was re-assigned from Middleton High School to Brandon High School. Ms. Henrietta G. Howell, 70, died in a traffic accident in Temple Terrace. Ms. Howell has just left the doctor's office when the acci dent occurred. Ms. Audrey Major was seeking help to obtain transportation for her disabled daughter, Ms. Ebony Major. Ms. Major had fall en victim to an illness known as Devic's Disease. Ms. Wanda Shuford-N Migouenes and Ms. Sonia N Franklin, President and Vice President of Sisters Network Tampa Bay, Inc. participated in a breast can cer rese arc h program. Attorney Mildred Beam received the dual recognition of being featured in Super Lawyers Magazine 2009, for the second consecutive year, and recipient of the 2009 Legal Elite Award presented by Florida Trend Magazine. Allen and Jacqueline Reynolds, opened the doors of Al's Finger Licking Barbecue. It was located in YborCity More than 200 residents attended a meeting about the future of Middleton High School. Mrs. MaryEllen E I i a Superintendent of Hillsborough County Schools attended the meeting. Judge Thomas Stringer agreed to enter a plea of guilt for bank fraud. The case came to light when Christy Yamanaka, a professional stripper, accused the judge of owing her money. Charlie Turner, Jr., a longtime East Tampa barber, died after a lengthy illness. Hewas70. Ms. Mary Harvey Quarles underwent surgery to remove her gallbladder without the benefit of anes thesia. The surgery was performed at Tampa General Hospital. Henry Dorsey retired from the Hillsborough County Fire Department after 34lf2 years of service. He was a pioneer with the department having the distinction of being the first African American promoted to the rank of Captain. Owen Young was promoted as the n e w Principal of Middleton High School. He formerly served as the ....._ __ ...,.........__,Assistant Principal for Curriculum at the school. M s Marion Jones celebrated so years as a professional hair stylist. August Mrs. Ollie Hunter celebrated her 70th birthday in grand style with a party at Hunter's Green Country Club. Ms. La Cheryl Aikens, of Aikens Funeral Home, was c ho se n as "Mo rtician of the Year." A fire at Waterman' s Crossing destroyed 36 apart ments The cause of the fire was under investigation. Deacon Charlie C. Ball, Sr., was the guest of honor at a recorded concert at St. John P. B. M. Church. Deacon Ball, 91, became a member of the church in 1944 Ms. Bonnye Hall Crews published her first book, using Tampa as its backdrop. The book is entitled "Grown Fokes Bidness." Crossing Guard Alice Woodard retired from the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office She had worked with the agency for 4 7 years. A uj one a .....------. Betts, 13, drowned in the swimming pool at Melrose C o u r t Apartments. Mrs. Sarah Stroud Wynn celebrated her 94th birth--day on August 3rd, with family L..122El222EiJ and friends. Mother Fannie M. Holloway, the oldest member of Greater New S a 1 e m Primitive Baptist Church, died on August 4th. Mother ........ _...._ __ Holloway was 102 years old. Mrs. Bertha Gary retired from the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa after 33 years of ser vice. The Wilbert Davis Boys & Girls Club was her last assignment. -The Family Enrichment Center celebrated its 17th Anniversary. Ms. Olga Stirrup is the Executive DireCtor. Ms. Cynthia Alexander, 59, died following a lengthy illnes : s from a rare skin -ease known as StevensJohnson Syndrome. A jury took less than 4 hours to find County Commissioner Kevin White guilty of sexual harassment. The jury awarded his former aide, Alyssa Ogden $75,000 instead of the $145,000. Commis-.sioner White and Hillsborough County, who was the co-defendant in the case, were also responsible for paying her attorney's fees. September The owners of Renaissance Steel Company were court ordered to r epay th e CDC of T a mpa, Inc., $500,000 for a loan they secured. The com pany went out of business two years after agreeing to repay the loan in installments MacDill Air Force Base General David Petraeus hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to name a new USCENTCOM Joint Intelligence Center in honor of Lt. Commander Otis Vincent Tolbert. Lt. Commander Tolbert died during the '-;;;,;=;;;;;;;.-;__.J Septem-ber 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Mrs. Louise Vincent drew attention to September being National Ovarian Cancer Month after losing her best friend to the disease. The Young Urban Professionals offered a unique approach to socializ ing. Their first Red Carpet presentation was the viewing of Tyler Perry's movie, "I Can Do Bad All By Myself." Members of the group are Shannon Legrand, Trumaine Burrell, Tiffany Hubert, and Jamaris Glenn. Mr. and Mrs. Marlon (Latasha) Jackson founded the House of New Hope, Inc., to help pregnant teenagers. The program teaches the teenagers about parenting skills and self-suffi ciency. October Owen Young, newly appointed principal of Middleton Hi-gh School, called on the parents and the community to help improve the school. Ms. Rachelle Wood appeared on the game show, "The Price Is Right." Ms. Evangeline Best was chosen to serve a second term as the Chairperson of the East T a m p a ,Community Partnership. Former Negro League Baseball player, Benjamin Billy Felder died. Mr. Felder, 82, was wellk n o w n throughout the communi ty as a businessman. Ms. Marcella Staten, 53, died as she attempted to cross the street. The accident occurred at Busch Blvd., and Brooks Street. Newly appointed Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor promoted 27 officers. Among those promoted were Majors John Newman and Sal Ruggerio; Captains Daniel Lyons and Robert Lovering; Lie ut e nants Eric Ward and Brian Gant; and Sergeants Randy Peters, Richard O'Connor, Greg Coller, and Jarrett Seal. She also promoted Gregory Van Heyst, Sean Kruger, Arthur Petit, Garfield Neal, Clethen Sutton, Rachel Cholnik, John Guzina, Michelle Desmith, Douglas Burkett, Eugene Haines, Connie McCoy, Martha Stuart, Seiser Pickett, Dusty Rhodes, Stephanie Puleo, and Kenneth' ... Nightlinger. R e v Shafter Scott was chosen as the Third Vice President of t h e Hillsborough County NAACP. 10JG@E0Bi'N01 The position ,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,.,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,1 became a va i !-able after i!t?'::;.r,--.,v,:::J P r e s i d e n t Curtis Stoker stepped down. The family of Shannon Wiggins was calling for a policy review in light of his death. He was killed in an accident while allegedly fleeing police. The University of South Florida launched "The African Americans in Florida Oral History Project." Ms. Sophine Burton, upset about the movie, "Good Hair," appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and met Comedian Chris Rock. November The Hillsbo rough County Democratic Black Caucus planned its 5th Annual Gala. Ms. Dianne Hart was the president and Ms. Sharon Carter was the Gala Chairperson. The victim of a sexual inci dent at Wharton High School involving her basketball coach filed a lawsuit against the Hillsborough County School District. The coach, Jaymee wallace, was se n'tenced to 3 years in prison after her 2007 con viction An appreciati6n program was held for popular musician Shawn Brown. Brown continued to work as he battled cancer without ever missing an engagement. Ms. Rhonda Pittman opened the doors to Vase One Floral Shop. The grand openin_g was held on November 7tli -Pastor Moses Brown, founder of r-------, Feed Our Children, hie. held the first Tri-City P r e Thanksgiving Day Fe s tival,


to benefit Tampa, Plant City, and Lakeland Bishop James Howell Pastor of Cathedral of Faith surprised Ms. Stephanie Brannon with the donation of a car. Her own vehicle had been totaled in an accident. Ms. Carolyn Collins was chosen as Citizen of the Year" by the Tampa A 1 u m n i Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The wedding of Ms. Tasha Johnson and Markeith Brown was overshadowed when a fight turned into a brawl. Two people were arrested. The fight broke out at Rusty Pelican Restaurant during the recep tion. Dr. Kevin B. Sneed was named the founding clean of the College of Pharmacy at t h e University of L-----""';;.___...J South Florida. Dr. Samuel Wright was appointed to the Florida F u n d Minority Teachers, Inc., Board ......... ::;.....;o;== of Director by Governor Charlie Crist. Mrs. Felecia WintonsTaylor, so, died after a yearlong battle with breast cancer. She owned and operated Books For Thought bookstore for more than 10 years. Rev. Marjorie Adams God. Sledge, 92, died. She was a faithful member of 34th Street Church Of Sidney and Peggy Gassett, both educators with the Hillsborough County School District, opened their own East Tampa restaurant. Gassett's Gyros and was located at 4505 E. Hillsborough Avenue. Firemen were credited with saving the life of Drake a junior at Wharton High School. Drake was at basketball practice well he became ill. He was diagnosed as having Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome. Joseph Jackson retired from Outback Restaurant to open his own # company, Breaking PAR Diversity Course Management, LLC. Joe Robinson, of Professional Mechanical Engineer, was granted a hearing in his formal complaint. Judge Carolyn S. Holifield was slated to hear the case. Ernest Coney, Jr., C h i e f Operations Officer of the CDC of Tampa, Inc., announced that h\s organization was accepting applicadons for the Second Annual Seagram's Pursuit of Excellence Job Training Program. Tampa Police Officer Andrea Law was critically injured in a traffic accident. She was on vacation in Cozumel, Mexico when the head-on collision occurred. Popular Businessma n William Butler was killed in a traffic accident near Tallahassee. He was the owner of Butler's Plumbing Company. Governor Charlie Crist replaced two members of boards, leaving them without any African American representation. The boards are the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and the Hillsborough Community College Board of Trustees. Senator Arthenia Joyner was named as the national convention chairperson for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. December Elijah Dixon, Jr., the first African American to achieve the of Captain with the Tamp a Police Department, died. He was 76 years old. Ms. Betty J e a n Tolbert, 49, was killed in a traffic accident on Thanksgiving night. Frank Cody, 54, died after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mr. Cody drove HARTline buses for more than 28 years. Delwyn Collins, a dish-washe r a t T a m p a General Hospit=1l, celebrated 20 years of buying gifts for children in the Hillsborough County Foster Care Program. Ms. Jeannette Bradley, founde r of What We Could Be, Inc., defined her role of helping students succ ee d inside and outside of the classroom as a Life Coach. Among those who participated in the Great American Teach-In at Middleton High School were:' Jacquelyn Cress, Hillsborough Community College Librarian; Russell Cress, Retired U. S. Justice Department; Ida B. Booth, Outreach, Supervisor of Elections Office; Talitha Anyabwele, CEO BGS Productions; and Dr. Walter Smith, form e r President Florida A & M University and founder of Dr. Walter Smith Library. State Representative Michael Scionti, Esq., resigned his position to accept the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intergovernmental Affairs and Homeland Security. President Barack Obama appointed him. Gustan Joseph was one of 32 Blake High School students who donated artwork to the Tampa Police Department. The art was placed in the Family Violence Lobby. Elder R. H. Howard, 81, died in Austin, Texas. He served as the pastor of Greater New Salem Primitive Baptist Church for more than 20 years Check Us Out On Facebook & Follow Us On Twitter.com/F LSENTINELB Holidav Stress Busters :IJ c }< c m (") Check out these few ideas to help ease your holiday stress. ing a spreadsheet and print the labels out. If' ..... co that's too much, send 1\) m :5: m m JJ A little planning can take you a long way while alleviating stress. Preparing a list (including a budget) before you hit the shops, so you don't exceed your own limit of time (or money). postcards with family o 0 photos. (/) m z ::! z m r I m c: r r m -1 z ., c: m r c;; :I: m c m < m -1 c: m (/) c )> z c :IJ c ')> -< ;g G) m 1\) c.,) I (")


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