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c( Q a: 0 -I u.. Edlhlon SEE PAGE 3-A VOL. 68 NO. 34 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14,2012 60 PAGES 75 Readers Share 'Best Christmas Memories' SEE PAGE 7-C Bicvclist Dies AfterHiiBV Tow Truck SEE PAGE 22-A Woma n Gets 5 Years In Tax Fraud Case SEE PAGE 23-A 39th ANNUAl HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS BREAKFAST The 39th Annual Human Rights Award Breakfast was held on December 4 2012 at the DoubleTree Hotel. This year's theme was "Forty Years Forward: Our Story oflntegrating Public School in Hillsborough County." Ernest Hooper was the moderator o f a panel discussion on how for we've come in the 40 years. Amon g the honorees and guests i n attendance were: from left to right, Debra Taylor (Historian), Rev. Pauline L. Cole, Yvette Lewis, Dr. Carolyn Collins (NAACP), Dr. Walter Smith (Past President F AMU), Alveda Vernon, George W Wilds, Pat Spencer, Joe Robinson and Cyntl)ia 0. Keeton. (Photograph by Toby Scott of Chow and Scott Keepsakes) I


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., Son Saves His Dad When Truck Rolls On Him BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Joseph Bryant doesn't consider h im s elf a hero but feels he was in the right place at the right time. However, he s about the only one in his family who feels this way. Talking to his father, John Bryant, while John works on cars is normal. Joseph said he always talks to his dad and Sunday, December 9th, was not unusual. The 22-year-old Tampa native shared the events of that afternoon that will be etched into his memory forever. "My dad had the back of the truck on the ramps repairing a small leak. I was directly behind it talking to him as I usually do. He was underneath the truck when it came off very fast. "I jumped up to avoid being hit by the truck, spun around and I heard my father scream. I began pushing the truck and all I knew was that he was screaming. I kept pushing it until I saw him crawl from under it. He was in so much pain he could hardly speak." Joseph said at that point his mother and brother came outside and they called the ambulance. "We didn't know how bad he was hurt at the time. By the time the am bulance arrived, he started having problems breathing. He was phasing Smart Choice"' JOSEPH BRYANT ... Pushed truck off of his father in and out of consciousness because of the pain." After his father arrived at St. Joseph's Hospital, the family learned that John had suffered 4 fractured ribs, a broken collarbone, and a punc tured lung, among other injuries. Joseph already works a full and part-timejob. But he was supposed to sign up for an auto mechanics class the week his father was injured. He currently works as a power supply technician on his full time job. His part-time job is in a sandwich shop. "I want to become a mechanic so that I can help people. I just want to be successful," the 2009 Hillsborough 7Dav e=rrt*t. JOHN BRYANT ... Credits his son's quick action for saving him High School graduate said. He seldom has time for hobbies, but he enjoys spending time with his fiancee, his 3-year-old daughter, Alisia, and other family members. When asked how he managed to move it with such ease, Joseph said, "I don't know how I was able to move it with such ease. I guess instinct just kicked in. When we returned home from the hospital, it took two of my brothers to move the truck. John realizes if his son had not been outside, the outcome could have been far worse. He credits his son with saving his life. John Bryant said it was around LEXUS OF TFinlPFI BFIY 5852 Dale Mabry H9waY-Norih Dale Mabry 2 ries north of Raymond James Stadun 888-201-7031 LexusofTampaBay.com SALES HOURS: 1'10t-n\YAln\Y 8:30AM-aPM SAnJRD.\Y 8:30AM-6PH SUfoO\Y12flM-5PM SERVICE HOURS: HC:)f'O\Y -FRI>AY7-.30AM-7PtHiAnJRD.\Y8AM-5PHSUfoO\Ytw4--4PH 0 noon when he put his 1993 Ford Bronco on the ramps, but he didn't m lock the wheels. He placed the emergency brake on the vehicle and re-..... moved the drive shaft. "I was just working too fast. The truck rolled on me, and my son, Joe, heard me screaming, ran over and pushed it off me. He stopped it from rolling on me further." Bryant said he was working on the truck at his home in the 3500 block ofN. 12th Street. His girlfriend and one of his other sons were home at the time, but all they heard was him screaming. A Tampa native, Bryant attended the public schools of Hillsborough County. He graduated from Hillsbor ough High School in 1978 The 53year-old said he made a career of being a mechanic. Joseph is the youngest of his 5 sons. He attends College Hill Church of God In Christ. "I'm feeling better and the doctors took the tubes out of my chest. I hope I'll be home for Christmas," he said.


-a: w m ::::E w (,) w Fate 014 Schools In West Tampa loJ Mentioned In Plan BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter c There have been town hall meetings, public meetings, neighborhood association a: and discussions by u.. the City Council about redevelc a: LL c z c( c 0 w ::::) 1-> a: w > w c w ::c 0 :::l m ::::) Q. z ti ..J ..J ::::) m ..J W z i= z w 0 c( c a: 0 ..J LL opment plans for West Tampa and the Riverfront Park. The common factor in all of the meetings has been con cern over displaced residents, inclusion, and job creation. Robert "Pete" Edh .......... .,, who sits on the Children's Board of Hillsborough County said he's surprised and shocked nothing has been said about the fate of four schools within the planned re development area. "I think the School District has totally dropped the ball on this issue, and as far as I know, had a representative at of the meetings. As far as the agreement city signed with the Stew ards Foundation on use of the B. Lane Riverfront Park, I know Howard W. Blake was listed in the original agreement as having a rowing team. The agreement was later amended, because that's not true." Edwards said he believes the Stewards Foundation sold the Council their intent to pro vide programs that would ben-ROBERT "PETE" EDWARDS efit the children in the sur rounding community. "Not only has that not hap. pened, but they have signed agreements with some schools that have rowing programs to use a building they've con structed at the park, as well as the docking area "I think the Stewards Foundation has their own plans for the park, and they probably mirror the plans the Mayor has recently made pub lic." Edwards said he's con cerned "that no mention has been made on the futures of Dunbar Elementary, Just Ele mentary, Stewart Middle School or Howard W. Blake High School. 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From what I've read so far, if the Mayor 's plans go through, and if the Stewards Foundation remains at the park, the park will no longer be of use by everyday people in the community I believe the Stewards Foundation is there to stay. But, we need a progress report to see if they are upholding The Florida Law States That You May Be Entitled To $10,000 S8rvlce SUpport Help from the beglm*lg to the end. Spinal InJuries Neck Pain Back Pain Hlp Pain Leg Pain For Loss Wages And Medical care .. (PIP lnsw.nce Transportation Available Au1D Repair Body Shop Medical Care Provided Specializing In: Car Accidents Pedestrian Incidents Motorcycle Accidents Truck Accidents SlpandFab Bicycle Bus And Mont be vlctlmlzed twice n tiCCident th8t -..n"t your Call Michelle Pattv Local: 813-495-3702 Toll Free 1-8116-352-4200 Go To Youl\Jbe and punch The Patty Shuffle Available 24 Hours A /7 Days A Week HOWARD W. BLAKE HIGH SCHOOL their part of the agreement as it pertains to the children in the community. They ve never been mandated to provide any kind of reports to the city as to what they are actually doing at the park. That needs to be cor rected." School District Of Hillsbor ough County Chief Facilities Officer, Cathy Valdes, said the Tampa Housing Authority and the city have made them constantly aware of what's going on. We ve made it clear that all four schools will be maintained as schools. However, we are open to working with them in developing the River walk. We've also listened to suggestions of moving a couple of ball parks to the Riverfront Park to the South. It's all con ceptual right now. Valdes said there' s a lot of culture and sensitivity in that community, and there's no way they would entertain any thing happening with the schools, especially Blake Also, a discussion began about Dunbar, and there are no plans to move that school at this time although enrollment is low. As far as all four sc hool s are concerned, we may be able to reposition some thing s on the sites where they are now We 're open to working with any group involved in the re development plans for the area." BARBARA 1. PITTMAN Practicing Law In: Criminal Defense Family Law Personal Injury Attorney & Counselor At Law Cypress Point Office Park 10014 N. Dale Mabry, Suite 101 Tampa. Florida 33618 (813)269-9706 Fax: (813)%0-0641 l/'lt:e SJIII'lt Of Olt H/JJS.nHnel Will Have Amended Holiday Hours and Street Distribution. Distribution Christmas Week: Sunday. December 23rd (Tuesday Edition) Thursday. December 27th (Friday Edition) All Copy Needs To Be In 1 w .. k In Advance. Office Will Be Clo .. d r1strnas Eve a Christmas Day


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Blythe Andrews, Jr. was caught off guard by the viduals leading the push have who they were, but, to me, it 1930-2010 (1977) use of the word "negro" in been challenged by the most is a word draped in passivity S. KAY ANDREWS, PUBLISHER C. BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill, PRESIDENT/CONTROLLER ALLISON WELLS.CLEBERT, CFO GWEN HAYES, EDITOR IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDITOR BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERTI$1NG DIRECTOR HAROLD ADAMS, CIRCULATION MANAGER TOYNETTA COBB, PRODUCTION MANAGER LAVORA EDWARDS, CLASSIFIED MANAGER SUbacrlptlons-$44.01)..6 Months Both Editions: $87.0G-Per Year Both Editions. Oplnlone .,..,.....cl on eclltorl8l fiiiiiM of thla ......,..,... by Columnlata or o...a wrner., do not --.tly Nllect the ectltorlel nmce of The Florida Sentinel Bulletin or the Publ.-. Responsible News And The Need To Know 0: we still remember how England's Princess Diana I.L wa8 literally hounded to death by ever-present, C irrepressible paparazzi. Now a prank has led a British nurse to suicide after being scammed by radio talk hosts intent on ratings, rather than on integrity. 5j The nurse was a part of an inside circle regarding one W of the British Royalty's most recent family members. :;:, Thanks to the non-ethics of a radio-commentator, she was hoodwinked into divulging information that should a: never have seen the light of day, let alone the eyes of the w > w e w :::z:: U) :::i m :;:) D.. z ...J ...J ;:::) m press. However, certain observers explain, it wasn't the paparazzi's fault. True, voyeuristic, cannibalistic, and vulture-like media moles and hackers sometimes go too far to get a peek into celebrities' private business. But the reason for their savagery may be a reason few interested readers really want to know. How often have you heard of high profile media stars coming to fisticuffs with news reporters, commentators, and photographers in the name of the public's right to know? No doubt, the irony of it all is that, on our behalf, such nosiness has spawned a trademark of so-called "new social journalism" that would make the KGB blush. ...J Sadly, even the American government's attempt to W protect its FBI, CIA, and .Secret Service employees and in formants has been compromised. z w U) c( e a: 0 ...J I.L Pres. Reagan wasn't A Friend Olloopholes It's strange how Republican candidates invoke the name of former President Ronald Reagan when they run for public office. Especially since the former POTUS was dead-set against many tax loopholes and corporate/ fat-cat deductions, and did his darnedest to derail many of them while in office. In fact, according to a recent "tax-watch" observer, Mr. Reagan was privately "appalled" at the number of American companies that made boocooh profits, yet, never paid a single dime to the IRS, but were given billions of dollars in tax rebates. C on s e q u en t I y, after closing the tax loopholes dedicated to his GOP cronies, The Great Communicator gradually joined Democrats and Republicans together and went about the business of doing away with deductions and loopholes that would have continued to allow business to pay the American government no mind and no money. So, this is what we suggest, when riding down the Reagan Highway. DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE! Don't be thrown off-track by Congressional and media extols about cutting so-called "entitlement" programs IN THE NAME OF former PRES. REAGAN. Instead, remember what President Reagan was fond of reciting, "ACCEPT, BUf VERIFY." c( And now that you have lifted your voice at the polls, it ch is time you called Congress to let them know you rem em-: w ber the Reagan years and that they sounded nothing like CJ Romney Rhetoric. No, on many issues, Reagan was not if our friend. But on tax equality, he wasn't an idiot, either. one of its headlines. It got my unlikely of groups the and trimmed in ignorance. attention because it's a word NAACP. An identification forced upon you don't often see used in As it turns out, the Salt a people who lacked the modern media. The thought Lake City branch of the legknowledge of their past, were crossed my mind that if it endary civil rights organizalost in their present and had was the intent of the editors tion believes that the name no hope for their future. to shock people into reading "Negro Bill" has some sort I guess I can t be too further, it worked as far as I of historical significance. And shocked that a member of the was concerned. according to chapter presiNAACP sees nothing wrong According to the article, dent, Jennetta Williams, with the usage of such an anthe word "negro" is part of "negro is an acceptable tiquated term in 2012. After the Iiame of a landmark loword." A claim that leads me all, this is an organization cated in Moab, Utah, a place to ask the question, "says that still proudly proclaims allegedly known as Negro Bill who?" itself as the champion of colCanyon. I don't know Ms. ored" folk. The story mentioned the Williams' age nor do I have But, even with that being efforts of some local resi-any idea of how Black people the case, it's hard to imagine dents who are petitioning to get down in Utah. But the last that they would stand in the have the name changed. The time I checked, no one under way of progress, especially current moniker, it seems, is 55 was referring to themwhen it s being initiated by considered offensive by those selves as 'negroes' in the New people who should really care who hike inside of the canyon Millennium. And on the rare less. Then again, when dealon a frequent basis. occasion that the expression ing with "negroes," what The locals want to reis used in conversation, more can we expect? name the site after a Black there's often sarcasm and/or Anyone wanting to concowboy who ran cattle insult involved. tact Clarence Barr can through the area back in the Personally, I never liked reach him at: Clarence 187o's. His name? William the term. Though I know it's Barr, II, 43110-018; P. 0. Grandstaff. origin is Latin and means Box 7007; Marianna, FL The interesting thing is Black," there is just some32447-7007. Reality On that this isn't the first time thing about the way it rolls Ice is by the Florida the issue has been raised. Apoff the tongue that, when I Sentinel Bulletin Publishparently they've been athear it pronounced, my mind ing Company. Educating, Education I t appears that our edu cation system is failing our children. The Progress International Reading Liter acy Study is conducted every 4 years to measure knowl edge skills and mastery of curricula by elementary and middle school students around the world. As a result, the U. S. is showing less improvement over time, with Asia continu ing to dominate the top ech elon of scores across subject fields. Though the United State remains in the top twelve countries, the city of Singa pore is in first place, South Korea is a close second and Taiwan is 3rd. This is partic ularly disturbing when you compare the test scores of U S. 4th graders with those of 8th graders. American stu dents are showing no progress with age. With an eye toward global competitiveness, U. S. educa tion officials are becoming more concerned. The Educa tion Secretary, Arne Duncan stated, "If we as a nation don't turn this around, those (other) nations will soon be out-competing us in a knowl edge-based, global econ omy." Meaning, they will have the higher salaries, bet ter jobs, etc. Finally, someone is con cerned about the education system in America. The alarms have been ringing for decades, but perhaps, it was not much of an emergency because it was (and still is) the poorest schools who were failing. It has always been known that where a student lives plays a huge factor in their aptitude. Simply put: poor areas fair badly. This was easily distinguished when the scores of 8th graders in Mas sachusetts and Minnesota were outstanding and tho se of 8th graders in Californi a and Alabama fell short of th e national average. And as with everything, class and racia l disparities always pla y a part. Do you know that schools with 75% or more student s receiving free and reduced lunch are the schools that performed below average on testing? Why isn't an y one asking WHY?! This is not a coincidence, and solving the problem is no rocket science. If cities like Massachu setts and Minnesota are scor ing well, then go there and find out why. Implement that same curriculum into the failing schools, or how about focusing more on putting better resources into the schools and communities of poorer areas. If I can come up with two small initiatives, surely Washington can do a lot bet ter. If not, it is quite apparent that the education system we rely solely upon could use some education themselves. Contact Chambee Smith at www.chambeesmith.com or Thetauthor.me&JUail.co m.


President Obama Maioritv Back Pres. Obama In cliff Talks Pres. Barack Obama holds a substantial advantage over John Boehner in handling budget negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff: Nearly twice as many Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll approve of the president's work on the issue so far as favor the speaker's approach. Pres. Obama is notably stronger in his base, marking the way in wh ich a president often is better positioned than a less well known legislative leader to draw loyalty from his party's adherents. While about eight in 10 Democrats and liberals alike approve of how Pres. Obama is handling the talks, far fewer Republicans and con servatives, 38 and 35 percent, say the same about Boehner. Obamas Anend Annual HolidiVrCodcen In Washington President Barack Obama (2nd R), First Lady Michelle Obama (L), and daughters Malia (R) and Sasha (2nd L) greet Christmas elves as they attend the 'Christmas in Washington' concert at the National Building Museum on December 9, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The concert benefits the National Childrens Medical Center and is hosted by comedian Conan O'Brien. WASHINGTON -A holi day concert attended Sunday by President Barack Obama and his family in. eluded some non-traditional entertainment this year: a per formance by South Korean rapper and Internet sensation PSY. PSYwearing an all-red outfit including a sparkling, se quined top-was backed by dancers wearing reindeer antlers as he performed his popular "Gangnam Style" dance which mimics riding a horse. The rapper, born ParkJaesang, had apologized Friday for using what he called inflammatory and inappropriate during anti-U.S protests at concerts in 2002 and 2004. The flak from his remarks didn't dampen the fes tive holiday mood Sunday. Otherperformers at the charity concert included Diana Ross, Demi Lovato, "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery and Megan Hilty, star of the NBC musical drama "Smash In brief remarks, Pres. Obama said the celebration was "a chance to get in the Christmas spirit, spread some joy and sing along with artists who have much better voices than we do." State & Fed. W. C. Claims Certified by State University All Job-Related In uries Change Treating hysicians Collect Back Pay Hostile Work Environment W.C./ Race Discrimination OFFICE OF PAliiCIA DAWSON, P.A. Criminal Defense, Family Law & Personal Injury Cypress Point Office Park 10014 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 101 Tampa, Florida 33618 (813) 386-5730 Fonner Hillsborough County Prosecutor-DepuTy Chief Firstladv Michelle Obama DropsOU900 Gills For Annual TovsFor Tots Drive First Lady Michelle Obama dropped off 900 gifts as part of a Toys for Tots event in Washington, D.C. An annual drive of the Marine Corps, the campaign received the huge do nation from the White House where Mrs. Obama began col lecting toys for the program in 2009. The toys were collected from residents of the White House, including President Obama and the first couple s daughters Sasba and Malia, in addition to employees, friends and cor porate donors. "I'm very proud that the folks at the White House stepped up, and I think we have a larger contribution this year than even before," the first lady said at the Joint Base Anacos tia-Bolling surrounded by Marines and volunteers. "And I brought as many as I could here with me today, but we're going to keep the drive going and keep sending it over. :::0 c Pres. Obama, Boehner Meet To Discuss Fiscal Clift c m 0 m :s::: WASHINGTON -Twentythree days since they last met face-to-face and 23 days before the fiscal cliff becomes a harsh reality, the two men most piv otal to the contentious budget talks sat down Sunday. There was no evidence of a breakthrough, though President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner at least did agree on something: what, and what not, to say. Sunday's White House meet ing caught some by surprise, considering it had not been on the president's official schedule and the two sides have been sparring publicly, accusing each other of failing to work sincerely toward a compromise. After the talks ended, White House spokesman Josh Earnest and Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck issued identical statements. This afternoon, the Presi dent and Speaker Boehner met at the White House to discuss efforts to resolve the fiscal cliff. We're not reading out details of the conversation, but the lines of communication remain open." Pres. Obama has held his ground, especially on his insis tence that tax rates return to 1990s' levels for families with incomes higher than $250,ooo, while they'd remain the same for those making less than that. After campaigning against any tax increases, many top Re publicans have expressed will ingness since the election to raise revenue by adjusting de ductions and loopholes. There have been some public departures from that thinking however. On Sunday, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said he 'd support raising taxes on the top 2 percent of households, argu ing it will better position RepubIll m :::0 licans to negotiate for spending cuts to Social b and Medicare despite tion from many C There have been )lo higher-profile voices m that opinion in the z though. One of them, Rep. ::! Tom Cole of Oklahoma reiter-Z m ated Sunday that he could go ralong with this scenario. Ill But one of his colleagues, ? Rep. Marsha rsaid the Republicans !!J budge. 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i Woman Found Guiltv 01 ::!E Killing lonerv Winner c a: u. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor After closing arguments on Monday evening, a 12-member jury was asked to decide if Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore was guilty of first -de gree murder The jurors returned with a guilty verdict three hours later. Judge Emmett Battles sentenced her to life in prison with no possibility of parole. The State had not sought the death penalty in the case. By 11 a.ni., Tuesday, Ms. Moore was in the custody of Department of Correc en route to an undisclosed location. However, she does have 30 days to ape peal the verdict. 0: Mark Cox, spokesman u. for the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office said CC The State of Florida agrees with the finding of the jury. It C was a very complicated case f3 but the jury was able to wade through it all. ft We are glad that we w > w DORICE "DEE DEE" MOORE ... Convicting of murdering lottery winner could get some resolution and closure for Mr. Shakespeare's family." Cox said Ms. Moore is sentenced to life and life means life without the possi bility of parole. The State did not seek the death penalty. Police believe Shakespeare was murdered in April 2009. However, his murder ended a series of events that changed his life after he won the lottery in 2006. Shakespeare and former co-worker Michael Ford stopped at a Frostproof convenience store. Ford en-c w ::1: U) ::::i a:l ::::) Q. Because Sometimes you waat optloas have Sunday 7.30am, 10.00am, and 12.00pm z ..1 ..1 ::::) a:l ..1 w z z w U) 3831 N. 2tth Street II Tampa. Fl33610 0: 113.248.6600 II www.fbcch.org I] ,... 0 ..1 u. Now Is The nme To Get Started! Blessed Hope Bible College 816 E. 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A Confidential Informant helped police discover Shakespeare's body in January 2010. He had been shot twice in the chest, and buried under a slab of con crete Ms. Moore underwent several interviews with po lice She repeatedly changed her story about what happenedto Shakespeare. The jury heard several tapes in which she gave various ac counts of the murder. Ms. Moore was arrested on February 2, 2010, and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Abraham Shakespeare. Throughout the trial, Judge Battles admonished Ms. Moore about her conduct in court, which ranged from crying to laughing. However Ms. Moore didn t show any emotion other than shaking her head a t her sen tencing Judge Battles called her cold and calculating as he in formed her that she would spend the remainder of her life in prison. NAACP Empowerment Center To Host Business Workshops BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor The Hillsborough County Branch of the NAACP will hold i ts final three work shops. The workshops will focus on creating, marketing, and designing new busi nesses. All of the workshops will take place at the NAACP Office, 308 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. The first workshop is enti tled, "How To Properly Start A Profitable Busi ness I." This workshop will take place on Friday, December 14th, beginning at 11 a.m. Dr. F. BApp com., will be the facili tator. The topics explored dur ing the meeting include: "You've got the idea, now you need to know how to get on your way;" and "How To Properly Start a Profitable Busi ness." This interactive two-part seminar that serves as a com prehensive o vervi ew of what it takes to have a successful business. The second workshop is entitled, "Marketing and Design." Alex Massey, of Connexc.com., will serve as the facilitator. It will take place at 11 a.m. on December 15th. The workshop will cover marketing and discovering Meeting MS. STEPHANIE BRAZELL NAACP Empowerment Center Manager the right message to the prospective audience. The final workshop this year is entitled "How To Properly Start A Profitable, Business, Part U." This workshop is a contin uation of the first workshop. It is an interactive seminar serves as a comprehensive overview of what it takes to have a successful online pres ence. It will be held on Satur day D ecember 22nd, at 11 a.m. Those attending the workshop will also have an opportunity to meet Ms. Stephanie Brazell, the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP Empowerment Cen t e r Manager. Anyone wishing to contact Ms. Brazell may call (813) 374 -9250 or visit the office. 1 .. Hall Meedna Temple Terrace will hold a special Town Hall Meeting Mon day, December 17, 2012 to consider a proposed International Baccalaureate Program (IB) at Riverhills Elementary School. The meeting will be held at 6 p. m. at the Omar K. Lightfoot Recreation Center, 10901 N. 56th St The Temple Terrace City Council will hear a presentation from the Hillsborough County School Board members. A que s tion and answer session will follow. For more information, contact the Temple Terrace City Clerk's office at (813) 506-6440.


Local stop The Violence' National Guardsmen 0 candlelight Vigil Planned To Host '50 Something i Birthdav Partv' BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor S e veral years ago, Mrs. Vivian Heyward became a community ac tivis t s peaking out against drugs in our c ommunity. It was also during this time that Mrs. Heyward focused on vio lence among young people. She formed the first Candlelight Vigil draWing attention to the loss of young lives and continued it for several years This year, Mrs. Heyward is joining forces with other organizations to present "Stepping for the Celebration of Life --Past & Present and Chrishnas Cheer." The event will take place on Saturday, December 15th from 12 noon until6 p.m. at the Jackson Heights NFL YET Center, 3310 E. Lake Avenue. Mrs. Heyward said, "Every year, the list of our young men and women who have lost their lives to guns and drugs continues to grow. These deaths are senseless and the police can only do so much." She advised that those who own guns should take the necessary steps to prevent tragedies from occurring by making sure the guns are kept under lock and key. "If we want others to value our chil dren's lives as important, we must show that they are important to us. Saving our children is the ultimate goal that we all MRS. VIVIAN HEYWARD Community ActiviSt should be working towards." Mrs. Heyward said the Candle light Vigil is to pay tribute to the lives al ready lost to violence. She is encouraging everyone to bring a candle, photo of his or her loved one, and attend the Candlelight Vigil. During the Candlelight Vigil, tribute will be paid to the memory of the late Mr. Ali (Jimmy Jackson) Akbar and the late Mr. Harold Jones, who were both supportive of the event. M r Akbar sculptured a "Stop the Vio lence" Hand Symbol that will be on dis play during the event. Mrs Heyward is asking family members of victims to wear their tee shirts, bring posters, flashlights, um brellas (in case of rain), and bring friends. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Saturday, December 15th, there will be a "50 Something Birthday Party." The event will take place at the New Up stairs ZanziBar, 2134 Main Street, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. However, this is not a typical birth day party. Brothers Michael Shine and Adrian Shine are hosting it to bring together all members of the 53rd National Guardsmen. Adrian said, "We have never had an official reunion of the 53rd National Guardsmen in Tampa. This is the first organized attempt to bring everyone to gether and we want everyone to come out and enjoy themselves." Adrian further stated that there are approximately 700 members of the 53rd National Guard currently in the area. He further stated that although his unit was called out for everything, they were never formerly recognized. They were given a letter attributing to their heroic acts. Now, the b rothers are trying to reach such individuals as Sgt. David Cook, who was the first acting Sgt., and Sgt. Henry Washington, who was the first appointed Sgt. of the unit. Adrian retired after 21 years of service. However, he remembers, "We Brothers M ichael Shine and Adrian Shine are the hosts o f the "so Something Birthday Party." N 0 ..... N were cal l ed out for everything. We were called out when Hurricane Andrew came through South Florida. We were gone for two months at that time. We were called out for the Miami riots, and "T1 r we were sent to Pensacola for some0 thing." :D Shine further said that they h o pe to reach any of those who served in the 0 unit that is still b ase d at Fort Homerly m Hesterly Amory He said this is going to be an "Old z School Party" and they want the men, m r women, and their significant others to m attend. C: r r !!l z c: m r c;; :::t m c


Tampa woman LeadsEnon To Furnish Librarv Named In President's Honor Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Cerise Taviere. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Odinga talk dur: ing the president's visit to Kenya. c a: Cerise Taviere, Chairman and Founder of African American Friends of Kenya, is spearheading an effort to get books and other items donat ed for a library in Kenya. The library Ms. Taviere has dedicated her time to is named in honor of President Barack Obama. &L Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila A. Odinga, has met c( with Ms. Taviere on several > occasions, and the two have networked to create interest about the library, and the importance of making sure it has the materials it needs. "I have met with Professor w Herbert Leon Mac Donell, > and convinced him to supply W the library with three auto fi) graphed copies of books he's ::1: written, especially in the field of forensic science. "Professor Donell was an instrumental figure during the trial of 0. J. Simpson, and gained national recognition for his expertise in demonstrating the fine details of his craft. Prime Minister Odinga said he will be delighted to ensure that the training of their officers is enhanced along these lines, given the increasingly rampant nature of complex crimes. Ms. Taviere said she wants to appeal to the American people to donate books that will help the Kenyan people to gain more knowledge about the field of forensic science. Prime Minister Odinga said in the face of impending national elections in March 2013, he hopes to be able to take some time out of the busy campaign schedule to visit the United States. I will put myself in the forefront of arranging a meeting between Prime Minister Odinga and President Obama if he is able to visit this country, said Ms. Taviere. "It is important to me that African Americans feel more of a connection to the people of Africa, and because we' ve reelected a President whose parents and relatives are from Kenya, that should make all of us want to know more about the country, its leaders, and the people." Anyone interested in sup porting this effort, can reach Ms. Taviere at (813) 766-1115. ::::) 0.. z t= w ...1 ...1 Construction To Begin On Pool At Williams Park ffi When Councilman ...1 Frank Reddick found out the pool at Williams Park had t= been closed for about three ffi years, he wanted to know en why. He was not pleased with the answer he received. 0: "The pool sat in disrepair 0 for years because there was no money to repair it, and no one made an assessment of what it would cost to repair it. "It's also possible that when the pool first started showing signs of deterioration, those responsible for the maintenance didn't act quickly to make the repairs, which at that time would have cost the city less money." Councilman Reddick said now he's happy, because with the Council's approval, Taborelli Construction will begin the $1.3 million repair and renovation of the pool. "The funds were already in place for the project, and we hope to have a ribbon cutting to open the new pool by the beginning of summer." GOMEZ & TOUGER, P.A. w Criminal Defense Former State Prosecutor Both Federal & State ATTORNEYS AT AGGRESSIVE ATIORNEYS 813-87 6-6622 2310 N.ArmeniaAve Tampa, FL 33607 www.gotoftoridalaw.com lAW JOETOUGER Auto Accidents Penonallnjury Criminal Defense FREE CONSULTATION 24 HOURS SERVICE Holidav Inspirational And Encouragement Event Planned .JAMFS EVANS Author, Motivational Speaker BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Saturday, December 22nd, Eagle Quest Group, Inc., will host a Holiday Inspirational and Encouragement Talk Fest. The event is open to Youth, Parents, and others wishing to attend. It will take place from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., at the Embassy Suites, Tampa-USF, 3705 Spectrum Blvd. It is being presented by Caspers Company McDonald's Restaurants and one of the speakers is Bob Coniglairo, Vice President of Community Relations. James Evans, local author and motivational speaker is the host. The topics that will be dis cussed include: "Don't Give BOB CONIGLIARO Vice President of Community Relations, Casper Company Up On Your Dreams;" "I Believe In You;" "You have the Ability to Finish Strong;" "The Pebble Tftat Changed My Family's Life;" "You're Like Coke Cola, You're The Real Thing;" "How I Let Go Of My Pain -We All Have Pain;" and "Turning Your Lemon Into Lemonade," among others. Evans said parents must accompany their children. The event is free and open to the public. Anyone wishing to attend is encouraged to RSVP by Tuesday, December 18th, by email at: Jevans@eaglequest group.com.; or online at www. eagleques_tgroup.com. Three Grant-Writing Workshops Planned The West Tampa Community Development Corpora tion and the National Institute for Strategic and Tactical Planning will host free profes sional grant-writing workshops. The workshops will take place on three separate dates. The first workshop will take place on Friday, December 14, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will be held at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 E. Palm Avenue. On Saturday, December 15, the West Tampa Public Library, 2312 W Union Street, will be the location of the second workshop. It will take place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The final workshop for this year will be held at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 E. Palm Avenue, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Friday, December 21. Michael Randolph said all of the workshops offer the same information. They are designed for staff, administra tors, board members of nonprofit organizations, faithbased organizations, govern ment agencies and other tax exempt status organizations. Those in attendance will learn how to: describe the different types of grants; describ e the differ ent type of grantors; identify research tools available to the grant seeker; describe the fundamental of grant writing; describe the proposal writing process; identify grant terms; describe concept paper, letter of Intent, and letter of inquiry process Seating is limited and anyone planning to attend the workshop is asked to send a confirmation email to grants@aol.com to confirm a seat and obtain an invitation and workshop packet No one will be admitted without an invitation. Those interested in attending should also indicate which workshop he or she wishes to attend. For more information contact Michael Randolph at (813) 85 7-7 657 -


Local Congratulation To Tampa Hurricanes c m 0 m i: m Congratulations are due the Tampa Hurricane Mitey Mites for winning the 2012 Bartow Youth Turkey Bowl Championship. Head coach, Desmond Pringley, said it couldn't have been done without players: Randy, Joshua, Jalen, Chrishard, Rontravious, Dave, Andrew, ...a. Jahiem, Marvin, Steven, Tory, Khalil, Jayden, Fred, Derrick, Malyk, and Mikhai. Along with Coach Pringley were: Offensive Coordinator, Nick George; Team Mom, Aubrette Johnson, Coach John, and Coach Ponder. Head Coach, Desmond Pringley, holds the Championship Trophy "'D c: m From left to right: Coach Nick and Coach John. 505 East Jackson St. Suite #303 Barrister's Building Tampa, FL 33602 {813) 387-7724 BANKRUPTCY Stop Foreclosure & Creclltofs Harassment REAL ESTATE LAW FAMILY LAW FREE CASE EVALUATION CALL US TODAY! (813) 471-4444 iii ::I: m c m < m -4 c: m en c ,. z c ., ::D c


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Bold And The Beautiful -Bill and Brooke agree not to let any one know about the kiss; the Logan sisters remember past Christ mases and the good times shared with their mother; Bill voices his conce rns about Taylor to Justin Bill and Brooke discuss how close they 've become; Taylor implores Katie to search for the truth; Taylor asks Bill to stay away from Brooke for Katie's emotional health. Days Of Our Lives Daniel gets news about his treatm ent; Will tells Gabi he feels uneasy about his uncle performing her wedding cer emony; Brady hides when John shows up at Kristen's; EJ learns that Sam is plannin g Gabi 's wedding. Sonny asks Will to stay away from Gabi; Kate gives Daniel an update on Parker; Rafe thanks Will for being a friend to Gabi; Jennifer says good-bye to her life with Jack. General Hospital Will Anna 's quest for answers lead her into danger? Maxie has something to tell Dante and Lulu. Patrick sees Robin Sabrina and Felix experience a hurdle in trying to enlist Lucy Coe in their plan to resurrect the Nurses Ball. Anna's search leads her to a major discovery. Olivia is unsettled by her run in with Spinelli. Young And The RestlessSummer's encounter with Jamie takes an weird turn, Chloe demands answers from Kevin. Neil meets Leslie s brother Tyler, while Victor learns the truth about Sharon IOI'ISCIPIS Sagittarius (11/22-12/21) -You're in study mode for the next phase. Friends help you understand difficult material. A solution to an old problem is becoming obvious. Complete an emotional task. Capricorn (12/22-1/19)-Household finances take top priority Jump into a project go after the money Business is good, rest later. Aquarius (1/20-2/18)Personal matters need attention, there are choices to make. Heed a warning, stick with a practical solution Pisces (2/19-3/20)Get creative over the next 48 hours. Some thing is com ing due Present the bigger picture as seen in the details. Conserve resources, but don't worry about the money Aries (3/21-4/19)-A team can help you do it all. Count your bl ess ings (and y our winnings). Figure out which route to take over the next two days Compromise Taurus (4/20-5/20) Prepare for some drama in your career. Listen, even if you don t agree More work's available ... give thanks Gemini (5/21-6/20)You' d love to get away for awhile. Call ahead to save time. Or get domestic with a stay-cation. Cancer (6/21-7/22)Wheeling and dealing may be required. Study money with optimism Accept a hefty assignment, and prepare to negotiate. Changes necessitate budget revisions Aim higher. Leo (7/23-8/22)Refine plan details, and listen to your team Choose based on facts. Visit a museum or church for the symbolism. Your theory is confirmed. Accept one that others suggest, too. Virgo (8/23-9/22) Work and make money today and tomor row Th e work is intricate, but rewarding. It's a good time to invoice or ask for a raise. Bring it all back home Libra (9/23-10/22)Life's getting easier for the next few days Recycling works again. Your enthusiasm is contagious. Meditate or exercise for peace and balance. Keep body mind and spirit healthy Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)-Handle home repairs today and to morrow after getting family opinions Keep costs low. The best things are free like friends who help when needed and sunset walks. Lincoln A powerful drama that focuse s on the 16th President Abraham Lincoln 's final months in office Well-worth 2 hrs./25 mins of your time. Must-see! Made $97M (Budget $65M) **** Killing Them Softly Brad Pitt stars as a hit man hired to track down 3 guys who robbed a Mob card game. Could have been better if the movi e didn t have so much unnecessary cursing. Made $nM. (Budget $15M).** Life Of Pi -An India teenager 'who survives a disaster at sea finds himself stuck on a boat with a hyena monkey and a Bengal tiger. This is a true adventure of life or death. Excellent! Must-see! Which story do you believe? Made $6oM (Budget $120M). **** Silver Lining Playbook A romantic com edy-drama about a husband (Bradley Cooper) going crazy after finding out his wife cheated on him. His dad (Robert De Niro), Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games) and Chris Tucker try to bring him back to sanity. Very good love story. Made $13M. (Budget $21M). **** Red Dawn An American city awakens to the sight of Korean soldiers invading the U S. Wait for DVD. Not believable. Made $37M. (Budget $65M). ** Rise Of The Guardians When the evil spiri t launches an assault on Earth the Guardians (Santa Claus, Easter Bunny Jack Frost etc.) team up to protect the children. Only kidswilllove this movie. Made $61 M (Budget $145M) **112 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 Bella (Kristen Stewart) awakes as a vampi re after having a newborn daughter. She later learns that the Volturi Organization is coming to kill the baby and her husband Edward (Robert Pattison), Jacob (Taylor Latner) and the Cullen family must seek help to save the baby. Very good fight scene at the end Enjoyed it. Must-see! Made $268M. (Budget $12oM). **** Skyfall James Bond (Daniel Craig) brings the pain for 2 hours/25 mins in this action/thriller. This time, the villain is coming after the agency. No. 1 at box office. Made $261M (Budget $200M). **** Flight Denzel Washington stars as a pilot with a substance abuse problem, who has to land a damaged plane. Don Cheadle had a good role in this drama Must-see! Made $86M. (Budget $31M).**** Wreck-It-Ralph -An old school video game character attempts to shed his bad guy image by escaping to another game. Well-written. Excellent for kids and adults. Enjoyed it! Made $164M (Budget $165M). **** Cloud Atlas (2012) Tom Hanks and Halle Berry star in this 3 hour epic film about how the actions of people throughout the past, present and future impact one another Sounds confusing, but you have to check it out if you have time. Made only $26M. (Budget N/A) Paranormal Activity 4 There's nothing new in this fourth version of a ghost haunting an ther family. The ending was pretty good, but the story needed more action Made $5M). *** Head Start/Early Head Start County Holiday Gift Drive Help make this a joyous season for Hillsborough County Head Start participants by donating unwrapped educational gifts or toys for children ages o-5. This gift drive is an attempt to provide at least one gift for the for the Head Start students, who may not receive any in these tough economic times. Gifts should be dropped-off by Dec. 17 at any of the following locations. Animal Hospital of Tampa, 4005 W Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa Big John' s Alabama BBQ, 5707 N. 40th St. in Tampa Oriental Fish Market, 3608 N. 15th St. in Tampa TGI Friday's; 2501 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa Aikens Funeral Home, 2708 E. Dr. MLK Blvd. in Tampa Einstein Bagels, 10802 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa Johnson BBQ, 1407 W. Dr. MLK Blvd. in Plant City Open Cafe, 3332 N. 34th St in Tampa Miracles From Above Hair Salon, 8022 N. 56th St. in Tampa Salon Adube, 1005 W. Blvd. in Tampa Simply Good Restaurant, 5553 S. 78th St. in Tampa Beef 0' Brady's, 8810 N. Himes Ave. in Tampa Zelma's Barber Shop, 2905 E. Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa Hair Masters, 2605 Thonotosassa Road, Suite 83 in Plant City For more information, contact Hillsborough County's StattiEariy Head Start at 813-2?2-5140. For 47 years, Hillsborough County Head Start has helped prepare more than 80,000 incomHIIgible children for klnderparten. 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Entertainment N a: w m IceT Forgives Coco ::::E The ups and downs oflove W are not lost on Ice-T and his 0 w devoted wife, Coco. A couple C of days after putting her on blast for taking a few suspect C pies with an aspiring Bay a: Area rapper, these two are LL back in love again. Coco tweeted about being on set with her man, proving that he's over the fight which led to an extra-emo Twitter rant that he later trashed. Rick Ross Blames Promoter For Canceled Show Rick Ross didn't cancel his show in Charlotte last weekend because of threats from gang members. He nixed the show because of a terrible promoter. One day after news broke that he wouldn't be attending the show after receiving threats from the Gangster Disciples the Grammy nome inee cleared the story up. a: Reps for Rick Ross said LL that the first leg of the tour c z < was com pleted successfully without in cident, but due to the "apparent lack of or-ganization RICK ROSS and communication on the part of the tour promoter," the remaining dates of the Maybach Music Tour h ave officially been canceled. c en w :::) ..... > a: w > w T.I.Launches Campaign To Help Homeless Veterans c w :I: en ::J m :::) Q, z w ..J ..J :::) m T.I. wants to help home less veterans. The Kang i s set to launch his campaign "Give Like A King" Friday (Dec. 14), aimed at supporting vets. In kicking off the philan thropic act, Tip will hold an hour-long press conference at the Veterans Empower ment Organization (VEO) office in Atlanta. He is expected to explain teaming with the VEO for the campaign, and his strategy in assisting the vets, while attempting to mobilize fans to get behind the cause. We have to T.I. have someone else's back, not just our own," the father of six said in a statement. 1st Tnller Far Will And laden Smith's Thriller aner Earth' Released Will Smith and Jaden Smith in Columbia Pictures 'After Earth.' Columbia Pictures dropped a first look trailer for 'After Earth', the upcoming Sci-Fi thriller directed by M. Night Shyamalan, starring Will and Jaden Smith. The film, scheduled to hit theaters June 7, 2013, was shot in Los Angeles and takes place in 1000 A.E. According to official synop sis for After Earth, the movie takes place one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humans to escape from Earth. After Earth also stars Zoe Kravitz, Sophie Okonedo, and Isabelle Furman. 4th Accuser Comes Forward In Kevin Clash sex Scandal Puppeteer Kevin poses with Elmo. A fourth accuser has now come forward to allege that he had underage sex with former Sesame Street puppeteer, Kevin Clash. The unidentified accuser claims that his relationship with the 52-year-old man be hind Elmo has caused him "em otional mental and psy chological damage according to the lawsuit. This is fourth young man in two months to accuse Clash of pursuing a sexual relation ship with a minor. The accuser fngd suit under the name John Doe stating that Clash met Doe in Miami Beach in 1995 or 1996 when he was only six teen or seventeen years old. Clash allegedly later e ven paid Doe to fly out t o New Y o rk wh e r e h e groom e d h im with mone y and a pla c e to stay. Doe claims they had sex on multiple occasions during the trip. December 12th Is Now Wiz Khalila Dav In Pinsburuh Rapper Wiz Khalifa re leased his sophomore album O.N.I.F.C.last week, and now celebrates a day that will for ever be his own in his home town of Pittsburgh. Khalifa was in his home town to hear the announce ment from Councilman Bill Peduto after Khalifa's grandfather originally made the request. Peduto made it official that December 12 in Pitts_ burgh is now "Wiz Khalifa WIZKHALIFA Day" and the Taylor Gang leader is now an ambassador for the city. Phillv Dancers Set Train' line Record In this Feb. 13, 2012 file photo, people participate in the Soul Train dance line record attempt in Philadelphia. Guinness World Records has certified February's Soul Train line outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art as the world's longest. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports organizers Sheila Simmons received confirmation of the record from Guinness on Monday, Dec. 10.


Entertainment Sconie Pippen Realitv Show In The Works, 'Big Pippen' Is former Chicago Bulls superstar and NBA Hall of Farner Scottie Pippen set to be the next reality TV star? According reports, "Big Pippen" is one of seven new docuseries in development for WE tv's 2013-14 viewing schedule. WE tv is owned by AMC Networks and can be seen in 81 million homes. Senior VP Lauren Gellert described the new programming as spotlighting characters whose lives we want to ex plore." Kevin Hart Set To Star With Will Ferrell In Film Warner Bros. is looking ac quire a comedy film called Get Hard', that may potentially star Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell. Deadline reports that the premise of the film is Ferrell playing milquetoast investment bank manager who is facing prison time in a maximum security prison. He then hires a "streetwise guy," that would be Hart, to prepare him for a bid that's set to start in a month's time. The film's script writers will be Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, the executive producers and showrunners of Comedy Cen tral 's Key & Peele. A movie that is definitely KEVIN HART on Hart's schedule is called 'Ride Along' which he is co starring in with Ice Cube. Currently shooting, the film is billed as a comedic version of Training Day and is set to premiere on January 17th, 2014. DMX Won't Release Christmas Album Sad news America, DMX won't be releasing a Christ mas album. One would think that after his rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer became the toast of the 'Net, he'd want to expand on his nack for Christmas songs, but that's not the case. When asked of a potential full-length offering of holiday music, he wasn't too excited about the idea. "Probably not, he said. "I mean if something comes up, DMX I'ma bang it out, but I'm not looking forward to doing like a Christmas album. CHECK US OUT ONLINE WWW.FLSENTINEL. www.twitter .com/flsentinelb Rappers Sons Now Shopping -seeds 01 HIP Hop' Realltv Show c It seems that everyone wants a piece of the reality TV pie, and the latest group to come to the table just hap pens to be the children of rap stars. are shopping around their own show. Droop E, and Jay's son, Jason Mizell Jr. m There aren't any solid details behind the program, but all of the men are in their ..... The sons ofN.W.A mem bers, E-40, and Run DMC member, Jam Master The show-aptly titled, Seeds of Hip Hop-is set to star Dr. Dre's son, Curtis Young, Eric "Lil Eazy" Lynn Wright Jr., MC Ren's son, Anthony Dunbar, E-40's offspring, 20s, and come from musical families, so that will likely have so m e thing to do with the plot. Sweet T V lk WIRELESS ..... ..,,..._, .... SIIcb llnlintihd Daea Eosy Adiwlliall/ No lit I I llc::s CLEAR" GNat for Laptop. ttome a lusiMsl The Highest Level of Service Our ogenb hcMi on in-deplh undenlonding ol the products one! prolection you need This knowledge olows os to betlet -your c:overoge demands with superior -w:e you cles.w. Getting You the Right Coverage Our goal is to molch your inwfonoe and financial needs will lhe best products z c ., c


Nr------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sports a: w m w 0 w c Bucs Hope To Salvage Plavon Spot With Win Over Saints This Sunday, the Tampa Bay C Buccaneers will face the New fE Orleans Saints in a NFC South Brandon McDonald at cor nerback. Last week Buccaneer quar terback Josh Freeman did n t throw an interception, but his play was less than spectac ular. The shining light offen sive ly last week was the run ning of Doug Martin. ...J w z i= z w (/) c( c a: 0 ...J u.. c( I CD .,.... showdown. The Saints Cs-8) are coming off a 52-27 thrashing by the New York Giants, and the Bucs gave away a game to the now 4 9 Philadelphia Eagles 23-21. The Bucs (6-7) will try to keep their wild card playoff hopes alive when they face the Saints in the Super Dome this Sunday. The Buccaneer secondary will get help with the return of This Sunday the Buccaneer defense will have to step. up and not take the wounded Saints for granted. The Falcons were humbled by the Carolina Panthers (4-9) 30-20 last week. Kickoff will be at 1 p. m. RG3 Practices, Despite Sprained Knee ROBERT GRIFFIN III ASHBURN, VA. -Robert Griffin III high-stepped and moved laterally with barely a hitch as he s tretclted with his Washington Redskins teammates, then looked a little gimpy during throwing drills during the first part of prac tice. The league's top-rated passer was back on the field Wednesday, three days after spraining his right knee dur ing an overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. Griffin has a mild sprain of the lateral collateral liga ment, the result of a hit by defensive tackle Haloti Ngata at the end of a 13-yard scramble late in regulation of the 31-28 victory. If Griffin is unable to play Sunday against Cleveland fel low rookie Kirk Cousins will get the call for the Redskins (7-6). Washington has won four straight and sit one game behind the first-place New York Giants in the NFC East. TAMPA PORT AUTHORITY INVITATION TO BID (ITB) NO. B-G02-13 TPA 3RD FLOOR WALL PARTITIONS PROJECT NO. 13-00313 The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) is soliciting sealed bids from qualified contractors interested in furnishing and installing of interior wall partitions for two (2) offices in the TPA Administration Building. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held Friday, December 21, 2012 at 9 : 00 a m in the TPA Board Room on the first floor of 1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602 Prospective bidders are required to attend The ITB is available through a link on the TPA's website (www. tampaport.com) and the OemandStar System (www. demandstar.com) Interested firms shall submit a completed response to the Tampa Port Authority, 1101 Channelside Drive 4th Floor, Tampa, Fl 33602. Sealed bids are due by Monday, January 7 2013 at 1 : 00 p m when all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloUd. Firms failing to submit the required ITB Documents as outlined on Form Bl-1 may be deemed non-responsive to the ITB. TPA encourages the use of registered Small Business Enterprise (SBE) firms to the greatest extent possible on TPA projects and has a goal of nine percent (9%) SBE participation. TPA will consider SBE participation when evaluating the bids. Questions concerning this ITB should be directed Donna Casey TPA Procurement Dept. (813) 905--5044, by email at dcasey@tampaport .com, or by fax at (813) 905-5050 CoWbovs' Brem Anends Memorial With Team Suppon JOSH BRENT DALLAS Dallas Cowboys DT, Josh Brent was back with his teammates again Tuesday for a private memori al honoring Jerry Brown. Players and team officials left without talking to reporters after the hour-long service in Dallas. Brent arrived at the service earlier than most of the Cowboys players, team execu tives and staff members. He was seen hugging Brown's mother before walking into the building. Brent was one of the last to leave, too. He grew close to Brown during three seasons together at the University of lllinois, and took in Brown when the Cowboys added the 25-year-old to the roster in October. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league had "no issues" with Brent being at team facilities while the manslaughter case against him works its way through the courts. Indianapolis Valet Charged After Taking Plaver's Car REGGIE WAYNE INDIANAPOLIS An Indianapolis hotel valet faces drunken driving charges for allegedly taking Colts receiver Reggie Wayne's luxury car from the hotel and driving it while intoxicated. Twenty-one-year-old Gunner Belcher was arrested early Sunday after police approached a Bentley blocking downtown traffic. A police report. says Belcher was standing outside the car and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.13 percent, nearly twice Indiana's legal limit. Marion County Prosecutor's spokeswoman Brienne Delaney says investigators are weighing whether Belcher, who was released Sunday on bond may face an auto theft charge. Saints Plaver Moves Forward In Defamation Case NEW ORLEANS Jonathan Vilma has asked a federal judge to allow him to move forward with his defamation case against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a motion filed Wednesday, Vilma drops his case against the NFL's disciplinary process, now that his suspension has been lifted. However, he continues to pursue damages from Goodell for harm he alleges was done to his reputation by the NFL' s bounty probe of the New Orleans Saints. In an NFL appeal ruling Tuesday, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue threw out suspensions for Vilma and three other current and former Saints in connection with the bounty investiga-JONATHAN VILMA tion. Tagliabue said the punishment was too heavyhanded, even though he affirmed much of the probe's findings that the Saints, including Vilma, had an improper cash-for-hits program and tried to cover it up. Steelers Suspend RB PITTSBURGH -When Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin demoted running back Rashard Mendenhall to third-string following a fumble in a loss to Cleveland last month, Tomlin stressed Mendenhall would have a chance to redeem himself. Not this week. The Steelers suspended the mercurial Mendenhall for their game Sunday at Dallas for conduct detrimental to the team. Pittsburgh promoted running back Baron Batch from the practice squad to take Mendenhall's place. The suspension is the latest in a series of setbacks for the 25-year-old Mendenhall. He emerged as Pittsburgh's RASHARD MENDENHALL starter in 2009 and topped 1,ooo yards in 2009 and 2010. He nearly reached the milestone again last winter but tore the ACL in his right knee in the regular-season finale against Cleveland. QB lick; RB McCoy Back At Practice PHILADELPHIA LeSean McCoy expects to step right into his starting role. Michael Vick has no choice, but to stand on the sideline. Vick and McCoy returned to practice Tuesday after missing several weeks with concussions. In McCoy's case, he's still the No. 1 running back. Vick, however, lost his starting job to rookie quarterback Nick Foles. Vick and McCoy still must be cleared by an independent neurologist and the MICHAEL VICK And LESEAN MCCOY team doctor before playing in a game. Vick, who was injured on Nov. 11, has missed four straight games. McCoy got hurt the following week at Washington.


S rts Tampa Bav Bavs Price Gets Kev To The Citv Mayor Bob Buckhorn, David Price and Astro wave to the crowd after they were presented a key to the city. On Tuesday afternoon dur ing a ceremony in downtown Tampa, a few hundred Tampa Bay Ray fans gathered to cele brate with David Price after Mayor Bob Buckhorn pre sented him with a key to the city. Price's dog, Astro, also got a key. Tuesday, December nth was proclaimed as David Price Day in Tampa in recognition of his Cy Young award win ning season. The left-bander was 205 and posted an American League low 2.56 ERA in help ing his team in the playoff hunt until the final week of the season. Price was a run ner-up for the award in 2010, and is the first Ray to win a Cy Young. Mayor Buckhorn said of his presenting a key to Astro, it was the first time a dog has had that honor. Jets Bring Back Bravlon Edwards BRAYLON EDWARDS NEW YORK -Brayton Edwards is back with the New York Jets-a week after bashing them. The veteran wide receiver was awarded to New York off waivers from Seattle on Tuesday as the Jets try to bolster their injured receiving corps with a familiar face. Edwards, waived by Seattle on Monday, developed a good rapport with Sanchez in helping New York to con secutive trips to the AFC title game in 2009 and 2010. Edwards reiterated his feelings for Sanchez last week when he took to Twitter and criticized the Jets organi zation. With coach Rex Ryan con templating whether Sanchez would remain the starting quarterback or be replaced by third-stringer Greg McElroy, Edwards wrote on Twitter last Tuesday that people shouldn't blame Sanchez. "I played there," he wrote. "Blame the idiots calling shots. Mark is a beast and will (prove) it when given a proper chance." BaiJtors' Amir Johnson Suspended 1 Game AMIR JOHNSON NEW YORK -Toronto center-forward Amir Johnson was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Tuesday for throwing his mouthpiece at a referee in the Raptors' loss at Portland on Monday night. Johnson and referee David Jones both tugged at the ball following a Portland free throw in the third quar ter. After Jones ejected him and started to walk away, Johnson threw his mouth piece in Jones' direction Teammates had to restrain Johnson before he was escorted from the floor. Johnson would miss Toronto's home game against Brooklyn on Wednesday night. FIOVd Mavweather Feels Bad For Pacauiao Manny Pacquiao lost to Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night. With that in mind, you'd expect to hear Floyd Mayweather doing a bunch of gloating right now. But, sur prisingly, Money May had some nice things to say about Pacquiao and Marquez when he was asked about the fight, which he admitted he had not seen yet. "Things happen," he said. "You live and you learn. The only thing [Pacquiao] ca.D do is rejuvenate himself and bounce back like a true champion. Marquez is a true champion, Manny Pacquiao is a true champion, both of them went out there arid put on a good performance, and that's a good thing for the sport of boxing. CaJoline Wozniacki Uses Extra To Imitate Serena Williams Former world number one-ranked tennis player Caroline W ozniacki decided to imitate Serena Williams during an exhibi tion match against her oppo nent, Maria Sharapova. Wozniacki bounced around the court mid-game with her shirt and skirt stuffed with padding as the crowd laughed and rea,cted to her antics Reactions from fans and critics have been mixed. Yahoo! Sports called the impression, "hilarious," noting, "The likeness to Serena, you11 surely agree, is uncanny." On Tumblr, many bloggers disagreed. One blogger wrote, "this isn't "harmless fun" as one article described it. its racist. out and outright racism. its misogynistic. mocking and making fun of the bodies of Black women for a laugh? real funny, stupid white girl. real real funny." [sic] Serena Williams has CAROLINE WOZNIACKI yet to react to the situation publicly. 0 m 0 m 3: m m ...... ]A ...... II.)


N o F unerals/Memoriams ,.... Walter, Mark, Jacob, Jr. and a: Katrina Jackson, Patricia Hicks, Terry and Shaun Martin :iE (Atlanta), Arlisia and Rick W Relford, Beverly Harvin, 0 Lanier Cooper, Dorothy and W Samuel Drew, Willie Williams, C Cassandra and Howard Peas, Judy Stevens, Debra Brown, C and Meloudis Clark; a host of a: other cousins, relatives and U.. sorrowing friends; and very c u.. c z <1: c CJ) w ::::) t-li: w > w c w ::1: CJ) :::l m ::::) a. z i= w ...I ...I ::::) m MR. ALBERT CLAYfON Homegoing services for Mr. Albert Clayton of Tampa, who passed away Monday, Decem ber 10, 2012, will be held Satur day, December 15, 2012, at 11 a. m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel, 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Elder Wallace Battle, officiating. In terment will follow. Albert was born April 29, 1948, in Colon, Panama, to the late Sylvester Clayton and OliveLord. He was preceded in death by: parents, Sylvester Clayton and Olive Lord. He leaves to cherish fond and loving memories with: wife, Willie Joyce James-Clay ton; children, D'Ann, Cory and Kimakia Clayton; grandchil dren, Korniesha, Cory, Jr., Jamia, Chardae, Ayahna Clay ton and Trinity Hammond; great grandchild, Richardo An drews; brothers, Sylvester Clayton, Jr. and Steve Clayton; sisters, Jean Clayton, Grace Clayton and Carrol Clayton; aunts, Helen Clayton, Edith Lord, Mabel Lord. and An toinette Lord; uncles, Francis Clayton, Walter Clayton and Victor Clayton; nieces, Han nah, Kendall and Sophia Hen derson; nephew, Kaden Henderson; mother-in-law, Joyce Henderson; in-laws, brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul James, Leon Henderson, Michael Henderson, Randy and Desiree Henderson, Jef frey and Roxanne Henderson, and Sharon and Joseph Bart ley; and a host of other rela...1 tives, friends and associates. W The viewing will be held at Z Aikens Funeral Home on Frii= day, December 14, 2012, from tfi 5-8 p. m. The family will reCJ) ceive friends from 6-7 p. m. <1: The family and friends are C asked to meet at the chapel for a: the service on Saturday. 0 AIKENS FUNERAL HOME ...I u.. <1: I co ,.... "A" Quality And Compassionate Service MRS. NEDRA FRANCINE JACKSON HARRIS A celebration of life for Mrs. Nedra Francine Jackson Har ris of Tampa, who passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, will be held Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 11 a. m. at Galilee Baptist Church, 3221 E. Louisiana Avenue, Elder Kennedy Watson, pastor, offi ciating. Interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Nedra Francine Jackson Harris was born on September 3, 1947, in Tampa. She was the first born in the marriage of the late Eugene and Lucia Jackson. She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age. She attended the public schools of Hillsborough County and was a graduate of Middleton Sr. High School Class of 1965. She continued her post educational studies at Florida Agricultural and Me chanical University in Talla hassee, FL, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master's Degree from the University of South Florida. Nedra worked in Hillsbor ough County School Systems for 35 years. She was a Busi ness Technology teacher. She served as an instructor at Van Buren Middle School, Williams Middle School, Hillsborough High School, Freedom High School and Orient Road facili ties for Juveniles. She retired from Hillsbor ough County Public School Sys tem in 2009 after 35 years of service as an educator. Her love for children began at an early age and was dis played throughout her life. Nedra was a very loving an active young lady who adored her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She loved her family and enjoyed her life to the fullest. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Eugene and Lucia Jackson; and brother, Eugene Jackson Jr. She leaves to celebrate her memories: a loving and de voted daughter, Liza Johnson; and son, Ronald Johnson and wife, Nichelle; two sisters, Na dine Johnson and Tammy Russ; five grandchildren, Sher rise Johnson, Nicole Johnson, Darryl Richardson, Darlesa Richardson and Ronald John son, Jr.; two nephews, Corey Johnson and J'Andre Russ; niece, Jessica Russ; cousins, Inez and Willie B. Doyle, Shar ron Doyle, Rashad, Stacy and Van Borders, James, Jacob, devoted friends, Elder Kennedy Watson, Martha Kin sey and Shelly Miller. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home from 5-8 p. m., Friday, December 14, 2012. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church for the service on Saturday. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME "A" Quality And Compassionate Service CHANGE FOR DANIEl' 1973-20 1 0 DANIEL BOYD Please be advised that I have moved. I received a eall from God on Dec. 15, 2010, and He informed me that my new home was complete You all know that I had been working on my build ing, sending up my timbers, packing np and getting ready to go. Jesus Christ had to in spect it and give me the final approval. He let me know that my mansion was com plete and that I could move in. He told me to go ahead and change my address. Well, my new home is fin ished and what a sight it is to see! It is located on an exclu sive estate behind a beautiful Pearly Gate. It's just over on the serene celestial shore; of course you imow the streets are paved with gold. I can walk with the Master. I lived in Tampa, FL, but my new home is so much better than any other place I have lived. There is peace here, joy and happiness, no pills or doctors -only sweet serenity. And best of all, my Heav enly Father is here in all His glory! And, oh yes! I have my own designer here who has fitted me with my very own white robe and wings. I could go on and on about my new home, but instead, I am going to pray that you get to move here yourself some day. Before I go, let me give you my new address: Daniel Boyd, 34 Glorious Lane, God's Town, Heaven. From, Mom. .MS.JOEANN CARTER Homegoing celebration for Ms. Joe Ann Carter, who passed away on Thursday, De cember 6, 2012, will be held Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 11 a. m. from the New Saint Matthew Missionary Baptist Church, 1006 South 50th Street, with the Reverend Alec F. Hall, pastor, officiating. In terment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Ceme tery. Ms. Joe Ann Carter was born on July 11, 1945, in Mid way, FL, to the late Joe Carter and Mary Ann Carter She grew up in Gadson County, but received her GED from Hillsborough County Adult High School in Tampa. She was a member of the New St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church, where she served for many years. Her passion was for the ushers, where she served as the Presi dent for many years. She was employed as a Su pervisor for 13 years with the Thompson Publishing Group. She also worked as a Mail Room Clerk for New York Life for5years. Ms. Joe Ann Carter was pre ceded in death by: her brothers and sister, Willie Joe Carter, Tenner Mae Jackson Green and Ralph Carter. She leaves to mourn: a lov ing IUld devoted companion Mr. Johnnie Whicker; special niece, Deloris Knighton (Bran don); goddaughter, Darcelia Smith; devoted and special friend, Sister Fannie Copeland (Granny); andahostofnieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The viewing fo.r Ms. Joe Ann Carter will be held Friday, De cember 14, 2012, from 5-8 p. m. at Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, 5117 North 22nd Street. Family and friends are asked to meet at the church, New St. Matthew M. B. Church, 1006 South 50th Street, on Sat urday morning, December 15, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. THERE WILL BE NO VIEW ING AFTER THE EULOGY ON SATURDAY. "EVEREIT-DERR& ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME" RUBY A. WILLIAMS 'MUTI' On December 12th, 2005, God called you home to be with Him. It seems like yesterday, but we know that you are home with Him. Love, your family. ELDER BILLY DAWKINS, SR. A celebration of life for Elder Billy .Dawkins, Sr., who passed away Tuesday, Decem ber 11; 20:12, will be1 held Qn Saturda}S morning; ...December 15, 2012, at 11 a m. from St; Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 108 S. Warnell Street, Plant City, FL, with the Elder Larry Sykes, pastor, officating, eulogist. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, Tampa. Elder Billy Dawkins, Sr., was the son of the late Mrs. Adell Dawkins and Mr. Eli Dawkins. He was born on December 21, 1943, in Eufaula, AL, where he attended the public schools. He moved to Tampa in 1961. He was a longtime employee of the Morrison's Cafeteria and later embarked upon an entre preneurial business: Dawkins Catering Service, retiring from Morrison's as head chef. He also held various other jobs in the Tampa area. Elder Dawkins was a mem ber of Peace Progressive M. B. Church, where he served as Youth Church Director, Direc tor of the Christian Education Program, Deacon, Associate Minister and served in several choirs. After many years at Peace Progressive, Elder Dawkins transferred his mem bership to St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church of Plant City. Elder Dawkins was or dained at St. Luke in December of 2011. He served as Associate Pastor, Assistant Youth Direc tor and Assistant Sunday School Teacher. He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted wife, G. Joyce; 2 daughters, Carla Plato and husband, Donald, and Sab rina Butler, and son, Billy, Jr., all born and raised in Tampa. He also leaves: grandsons, Michael, Jr., Reginald, Jr. and Billy, Ill; granddaughters, Ash ley and Saiquan; his adopted daughter, Marvette; great granddaughters, Shelby and Saryah; great grandson, J. D.; 4 brothers, Rev. Elijah Dawkins (deceased), Johnny Dawkins (deceased), Archie Dawkins and Willie Louis Dawkins (deceased); 3 sisters, Ms. Mildred Wingate, Mrs. Martha White (deceased), and Mrs. Gloria Jones, all of Tampa; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and spe cial friends, Rick and Sandra Weitzell, LuArthur and Betty Robertson, Rick and Toni Kendricks, Bennie and Bar bara Battle, and Elder Timothy Kemp and wife, Yvette. The viewing for Elder Billy Dawkins, Sr., will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, 5117 N. 22nd Street. Family and friends are asked to meet at the church, St. Luke M. B. Church, Plant City, FL, on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. THERE WILL BE NO VIEW ING AFTER THE EULOGY ON SATURDAY. "EVEREIT-DERR& ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME"


Funerals/Memoriam MR. DAVID CUTLER Mr. David Cutler passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at his residence. David was born in Tampa on June 3, 1964, and graduated from Robinson High School in 1983. He enjoyed playing his gui tar and keyboard, and loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Deloris Phelps. David leaves behind: five brothers, Daniel Reid (Willie Mae) of Chester, VA, Dexter Starling (Judy) of Springhill, FL, Arthur Phelps of Tampa, Ernest Phelps (Rhonda) of Groveland, FL, and Anthony Floyd (Tierra) of Tampa; and three sisters, Monica Floyd of Tampa, Dorothy Phelps of Tampa, and Renea Phelps (Brittney) ofTampa. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews to mourn his passing. He will be greatly missed by his loving family. Gudes Funeral Home "A TEMPLE OF SERVICE" www.pdesfuneral-home.net IN MEMORIAM MRS. BEATRICE T.OLIVER June 28, 1915 -December 6, 2010 It has been two years since God called you home, and just think, you made it home in time for Christmas! There hasn't been a day that we don't think about you ... when someone laughs, it sounds like you; that fra grance that breezes past our noses, or when we see a rain bow, we think about you. The world has lost a treas ure, but Heaven has gained another angel. It is not for us to ask why, but to simply trust in God and stand on His Word. "He loved you best." Merry Christmas, Mom! Love always, your family. SISTER YVONNE LOUISE DAVIS Homegoing services for Sis ter Yvonne Louise Davis, who passed away on December 7, 2012, under the care of her family and LifePath Hospice, will be held Saturday, Decem ber ts, 2012, at 2:30 p. m. at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, 8119 East Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., with the pastor, Rev. Eugene Gar nett, officiating. Interment will -be made in Rest Have11 Memo rial Park. Mrs. Davis was born on July 9, 1951, to Eloyce Stone and the late Deacon Herman Richardson. She was raised in the Sul phur Springs community and was baptized at an early age at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, under Rev. James Scantling, and was a devoted member until her demise. She attended Chamberlain Senior High School and gradu ated from Wilford Beauty Academy. She was married to Jessie Lee Davis for over 27 years and retired from Shriners Hospi tal. She was a loving mother, and devoted wife. She was preceded in death by: her father, Dea. Herman Lee Richardson; her sister, Regina Artis; her nephew, Re nard Brown; her maternal grandmother, Alice Lee Tliomas; and her paternal grandparents, Taft and Mary Richardson. She leaves to cherish loving and fond memories: her hus band, Jessie Davis; parents, Prince and Eloyce Stone; chil dren, Jeffrey Woods Oates, Sr. (Diane), Quadeline (Reginald) Myers, Rhodda (Marlon) Dorsey, Nathaniel Woo

MR. ARCHIE HAYES Mr. Archie Hayes of Tampa, passed away Monday, Decem ber 10, 2012. Funeral services will be con ducted Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 2 p. m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 North Howard Avenue, with Elder Frank Smith, officiating. Inter ment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Born, January 19, 1932, to the late Rosa Lee Jenkins-Hill man and Harold Hillman, Mr. Archie Hayes was educated in the Hillsborough County School System. He was a former employee C ofHARC. a: He leaves to cherish his LL memory: a loving and devoted C wife, Glenda Hayes; daughter, ::i Jacqueline Jackson of Lake Wales; 2 sons, Johnny Hayes of Tampa, and Darryl BlackC mon (Wendy) of Riverview, en FL; mother-in-law, Inez Nick erson of Tampa; 4 grandcbiltdren, Johnny Hayes, Jr. of > South Carolina, Lisa Hayes of a: Jersey City, Angela Kelly of W Tampa, and Sbar'de Jacksot1 of Gj Lake Wales; 4 great grandchilC dren, Jermaine Jackson, W Jaymeishia Kelly, Kelly and Joshua Rucker, all of en Tampa; great-great grand::J child, Jermaine Sultan Jack son of Tampa; 4 sisters-in-law, a. Lillie Mae Grace, Barbara Hough, Lillie Ann Blackmon and Carolyn Blackmon, all of W Tampa; 2 brothers-in-law, ..J Willie J. Blackmon of JackS sonville, and Willie K. BlackCO mon of Tampa; 5 nieces, Lisa ..J Smith (Billy) of Gibsonton, FL, w Sandra Green (George) of z Tampa, Tina Lewis of j: Riverview, FL, Angela Z Gaudette (Wayne) of W Riverview, FL, and Tamarra en McKinney of Tampa; 4 ( nephews, Reginald Blackmon, ii: Ferman Hough, Russell McKO inney and Harold Campbell, all ..J of Tampa; and a host of sor LL rowing great nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends; and special support group, Sun City Center Hos pice. The remains will repose after 5 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2012, at Ray Williams Fu neral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralbome.com MR. LONNIE BERNARD HENDERSON Mr. Lonnie Bernard Hen derson of 513 East Floribraska Avenue, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Funeral services will be con ducted Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 2 p. m. at Beulah Bap tist Institutional Church, 1006 West Cypress Street, pastor, Rev. Dr. W. James Favorite, with Rev. Alphonso Lewis, offi ciating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Mr. Lonnie Henderson was a native of Tampa, and a resi dent for 18 years. He attended North Tampa School and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was preceded in death by: his grandmother, Yvonne Baker; aunt, Delores Baker; uncles, Keith Anderson and Michael Hall; and brother, Alexis Henderson. He leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Gloria Baker (Lovette); father, Big Lonnie (Kim); grandparents, Irish Henderson, Luke Oliver and LeRoy Williams; great grandparents, Carrie Wells and Chester White; sisters, Ashley, Antioneshia (Rodney), Mariah, Jo'Era, Yvonne, Leyla and Sbarisse; brothers, Oscar Beasley and Willie Keaton, Jr.; aunts, Brina (Shakeal), De lores (Daryl), Angie (Ter rance), Ann Young, Helen and Mae Henderson, Carlotta and Carlton Spaulding and Pauline Billups; uncles, Bobby (Regina), James, Sr., Antionio and Johnny (Maria); nieces, Raniah, D'Osha and Tyronda; nephews, Tytrez, Trayvon and Treynord; cousins, Marissa (Ryan), Tasba (Carlos), Reggie West (Lama), Kelvin, Lil' Keith, Delord, Keandra, Makayla, Kelisbia, Justin, Jus-. tice, Jermaine, Marcus, De marcus, Daryl, Jr., James, Jr., Devonta, Lil' Ryan, Keniyah, Keajah, Ryanna, Jazmine, Marquessia, Rashalla, Nakerri, Carlos, Zevon, Zevondra, Zevon, Jr., Kour-Lyn and mother, Kourney and Kanithia, Jocelyn, Scoop Brad shaw, Barbara, Mariah, Miya, Camren and his father, Charles, Tony Lubin, Andre Pierrie, Sherman and son, Ty onne, Niki and kids, Niya, Hsaia, Gary, Nicholas and sons, Tarvaries, Nicholas, Jr., Cassandra, Steve, Toya, Dom inca, Nana and grands, and Gregory Shipman; special friends, Yana Densan, Latoya Nellan, Scoop Bradshaw, Willie Keaton, Boss, Precious 301 North Howard Avenue Tampa, FL 33606 and Diamond; and other rela tives and friends. The remains will repose after 5 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2012, at Ray Williams Fu neral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfu neralhome.com MR. JAMES D. YOUNG (J.D.) Mr. James D. Young (J. D.) of Tampa took up his wings and began his eternal life on Friday, December 7, 2012. Funeral services will be con ducted Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 9 a. m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 North Howard Avenue. Interment will take place in Florida Na tional Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Mr. James D. Young (J. D.) was born June 30, 1930, in Claxton, Georgia; Converted and baptized at an early age in Evans County, James (J. D.) received his for mal education in Evans County Schools. James (J. D.) was married to the late Mary Dancer Young, and from this union, 3 children were born. He served in the United States Arnly. After being hon orably discharged, he and his family started their life in Florida. For many years he was employed as a cement finisher. James (J. D.) was preceded in death by: his parents, George and Louise Young; his estranged wife, Mary Young; son, James D. Young, Jr.; and brother, Jessie Young. He leaves to cherish his memory: his beloved daughter and caregiver, Linda Gail Leggett; son, Alonzo (AL) Young; daughter, Kabila King; grandson, Jaylin; a devoted companion and caregiver, Georgia Brown; like sisters, Oreda Jenkins and Nita Killins; like brothers, Frank Morris and Clifford Benson; special caregivers and friends, Kenneth Hammonds (Domino) and Jim11.1y Sim mons of Tampa; and a host of other sorrowful family and friends. The remains will repose after 5 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2012, at Ray Williams Fu neral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com Wilson MRS. JOANN DANIELS Homegoing celebration for Mrs. JoAnn Daniels, who de parted from this life on Mon day, December 10, 2012, will be held Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 11 a. m. at Allen Tem ple A.M. E. Church, 2101 N. Lowe Street, Tampa, with the pastor, Rev. Dr. David Green, Sr., officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. JoAnn Daniels was born May 20, 1934, to Annie Bell Hawkins and Joe Williams in Live Oak, FL. She moved to Tampa after graduating from Douglas High School. JoAnn retired from the Hillsborough County Pub lic Schools System. She was a lifelong African Methodist Episcopal and faithful, devoted member of Allen Temple A. M. Church for so years. She previously served on the Trustee Board, Class Leader, Silent Worker, Allen nittes and Lay Organization. In addition to her church service, for many years JoAnn was an Avon representative and volunteer for American Heart Association and Dia betes Foundation. JoAnn was an only child, but had numerous siblings. She gave birth to four children and was a mother figure to many more. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves to cherish memo ries of her with: her loving and devoted husband, Harold Daniels; children, Kenneth (Lisa), Alvin, Harolyn (Carl ton), Mercella (Thony), and LaWanda, Antionette Jane of Freeport, Bahamas; grandclill dren, Omara (Jude), India and Akela of Freeport Bahamas, Tiffany (Walter), Kennethia, Tony, Jarrold, Andre, Kianta, Kenneth, Jr. (LaTasba), Tiara, Jarrington, Justin and Akeem; great grandchildren, Pbilia, twins: Javanno and Javez, and Kelden of Freeport, Bahamas, Andre, Jr. Kenescia, Latrell, and twins: Tyson and Tiana; godmother, Sylvia Allen; and godchildren, Patrick ansi Qwendolyn. Also children who loved her motherly spirit: John (Evon) of Deerfield Beach, FL, Gene of Pompano Beach, FL, Connie (Jerome) of Tallahassee, FL, Liz, Christine, Ben, Cheriese, Danny, Lydia, Marva, Valerie, Vanessa, Dun and Bettye, Cur ley (Ruby), Gerald (EJ), Vicki, Doug, Donna, Me'Sbay and Ce lestine of Fayetteville, GA, and Leeotis and Kathy Burton of Atlanta, GA. Loved like a sibling by: Mary Williams of Pompano Beach, FL, Frances Williams, Lucille Randolph of Live Oak, FL, Molly Johnson, Mary Robin son, Selpbenia (Sam) Shields, Leila Mathis, Tina Gibbons, Rev. Orenthia Mitchell; and the Patterson family of Live Oak: Peaches, Peggy, Eva, JD and Smitty. In-laws, Juliet and Joyce of Buff Bay, Jamaica WI, Dentis (Stanley) of Dudley, England, Gloria Jean, Freddie, Willie (Neine), and Dessi of NY; cousins, Rose Oliver, Alex (Barbara) Hawkins, Pearl Mills of Immokalee, FL, Ralph (Barbara) Richardson of Bronx, NY, Mary (John) Barn bill of Fayetteville, GA, Claretha Franklin of Alexan dria, LA, Waymond (Wrennie) Johnson, ValuMae (Arthur) Linton of Live Oak, FL, Joe Williams, Raymond (Lucille) Williams, Telicia Jordan, Lynette (Raymond) Curtis, Elizabeth James, Tallahassee, FL, Patricia Cheavez, Tallahassee, FL, arid Ethel Stone and family; extended fanilly and friends, Ezekiel Bain, Dennis and Betty Newby, Willie and Hermese Euress, Winston and Elsye Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis, Roy Edmond, Roy Bas tain, Roy Gordon, Gale Ed wards, Isaac Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Noel Johnson, Jimmy and Barbara Riley, Cecil Moss, Constintine Small, Noble Thomas, Francis Hanna, Eddie (Mildred) Rolle, Frank Wtlson, Tarpon Springs, FL, Tonya Brown, Helen Dorsey, Ingrid (Clarence) O'Neil of Washing ton, DC, Virginia Braynen and family, Nassau, Bahamas, Max Oliver, Rose, Anne Hageman, Raymond (Betty Jo) Hopkins, Doreatha Russell, Nat Williams, Mable Baisden and family, Jimmy (Annette) Jack son, Willie (Martha) Gunn, Temple Kay Robinson, Gail Sherman, Harvey and Lionel McCullough, Earl McCullough, Alvin and Sally Williams, Lois Allen, Emmanuel (Wanda) Jones of Oxford, NC, Margaret McQuay, Lionel and Connie Ballard, Carlos and Janet Tirado, Kysha and Imogene Herald, the Gunns: Carl, Charles Kenneth and Talisa, Kirk and Jackie Bogen, Hattie Byrd, Linda McLean, Essie Pearl Mobley, Loretta Jackson, Janette Spencer-Davis (Mack), Lomax and Brenda Mcintyre, Byron and Wendy Pressley, the Keeton family, Eloise Bell and family, Thelma Swain, Lois Hunter, Mal'$aret and Sharon Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. White, Mike and Janie Knox, and the Allen Temple A. M. E. Church family; and a host of others whom JoAnn loved and adored. The viewing will be held at Wilson Funeral Home on Fri day, December 14, 2012, from 5-9 p. m., and the family will receive friends in the chapel from 6-7 p. m. Friends are asked to assem ble at the church on Saturday at approximately 10:45 a. m. "A WILSON SERVICE" www.wilson funeralhome.com 1-!002--.N-. _40th_s_treet ____ ;Fio;;rid;;3;36;;Ioi""' 813 626-8600 HOMl GOING ELEBRATION Cemetery Space Luxury Limousine Metal 20ga. Casket 'Ncnad'D;niiE'amials Shoppers Discount Cremation Funeral l..uxuly Uncume Jlbl.tadli:nllE!a:r611s Shopper's Discol:mt


MR. MARTIN R. SILAS, JR. Funeral services for Mr. Martin R. Silas, Jr. of Seffner, FL, who passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012, will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 11 a. m. at First Baptist Church of College Hill, 3838 N. 29th Street, Tampa, 33605, with the Pastor Evan Burrows Sr., officiating. Interment will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012, at 11 a. m. at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Martin was born in Bartow, FL, on February 27, 1934, to Dr. Martin Silas, Sr. and Rebecca Evans. He attended elementary and high school in Chicago, and then went on to Florida A&M University, where he received a Master's of Sci ence degree in Agriculture and then received his Bachelor's from Tuskegee Institute. Martin was a soldier in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959 His final duty station was with the 50 1st Infantry at Fort Bragg, NC, and was an active Reserve member from 1959 to 1963. Martin was an educator with the HilJsborough County School System for 35 years and leaves a legacy of mentoring and inspiring many youths. As a faithful member of First Baptist Church of College Hill, he was a dedicated servant who volunteered many hours to the Abe Brown Prison Crusade Ministries. Martin will be remembered for his generosity of spirit, strong work ethic, and his unwavering love of family and friends. He was preceded in death by: his father, Dr. Martin R. Silas, Sr.; mother, Claudia B. Silas; sister, Louvenia S. Anderson; and aunt, Mrs. Julie O.Semper. He leaves to cherish memories of him with: his children, Denise Silas, Michael Silas, Becky Silas and Danone (Tommy) Lindsey; and wife, Lynn; sisters, Georgie S. Dowdell and husband, Warren, and Martina S. Strange and husband, Elder Bruce F. Strange; grandchildren, Tiffany Silas, Janae Silas-Mitchell and husband, Cornelius, Jamar Silas, Briana Johnson, Devaughn Lindsey and Deonna Lindsey; great grandchildren, Jamar, Jr., Cyncere, Jeremiah, Tyler and Jaiden; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other close friends. The viewing will be held at Wilson Funeral Home on Friday, December 14, 2012, from 5-9 p. m. with the family receiving friends from 7-8 p. m. in the chapel. Friends are asked to assemble at the church on Sat urday at approximately 10:45 a.m. "A WILSON SERVICE" www.wilson-funeralhome.com MR. EDWARD LEE GREEN, SR. Celebration of life for Mr. Edward Lee Green, Sr. of Tampa, who passed away on Tuesday, December u, 2012, will be held at 2 p.m., Satur day, December 15, 2012, at the 34th Street Church Of God, Rev. Thomas Scott, pastor, officiating. nter ment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Edward Lee Green, Sr., was born June 24, 1941, to the late York Green, Sr. and Alberta Kendrick Green. He was preceded in death by: both parents; his brothers, York Green, Jr., James Green, Herman Green and Jerry Green; and sister, Rosetta Green. He attended Hillsborough County Public Schools and was employed with ILA Local1759, for more than 40 years. He leaves loving and cherished memories with: his devoted companion and friend, Cynthia Murray; 2 sons, Carlos Green and Edward Green, Jr. (Rantrella); 6 grandchildren, Carlos Green, Jr., Elijah Green, Rashad Green, Edward Green, Ill, Enyia Green and Emani Green; 4 sisters, Annie Mae Shaw, Vena Bell Hammond, Margaret Ann Green and Gloria Jean Cosby; 24 nieces, Rebbie Jacob (Charles), Carol Green-Scott, Diann House (Sam), Theresa Terry (Cecil), Margaret Shaw, Sophia Underwood (Greg), Brenda Burney, Marilyn Bludsaw-Greene, Florence Bludsaw, Ponda Battle (Herman), Lillian Bludsaw, Norma Bludsaw, Valencia Joyce, Debbie Green, Kimberly Green, Tameka Green, April Green, Songy Robinson, Lisa Hale, Sonia Walker, Lavena GreenExuma, Tyhais Green, Sophia Green and Twila Williams; 13 nephews, Charlie Shaw (Meiko), Otis House and Belinda, Rev. Clyde Hammond, Jr. (Crystal), Cedric Bludsaw, Terrence Bludsaw, James Green, Jr. (Patricia), Daryl Jones. (Stephanie), Dwayne Jones, Woodrow Jones, Danny Green, Andre Green, Jerry Green, Jr. and Marcus Applewhite; friends, Frank Morris, Tarhill, Freeman, Tall Man, Alfonso, Robert Peoples and Carolyn Riggins; and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, December 14, 2012, from 5-8 p. m. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service. AIKENS FUNERAL HOME "A" Quality And Compassionate Service LIONEL H. OUITEN December 13, 1954 -February 25, 2001 Happy birthday, lionel! You are not here with me, but you are always thought of. Your loving thoughts and ways are still very fresh in my mind. Christine. MRS. CHERYL D. FERRELL Sunset: 7-30-2008 And MR.WAYNET. FERRELL Sunset: 11-3-2012 Weloveyou,butGodloved you "both" the best and gave you "eternal rest." You "both" are always on our "minds," and forever. in our "hearts." Happy birthday and Merry Christmas. GLADYS JONES December 15, 1932 -November 14, 1993 DELORIS GREEN 12/15/1935-7/13/2000 Happy 77th birthday. We wish you were here, but God needed you more. We miss your smiling face every day, with all of our love. The family. IN MEMORIAM MRS. EUZABETH BELIN JAMES In loving memory of our mother on the tenth anniversary (1213-2002) of her transition to eternal life. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord ... REV. 14:13. We love and miss you. Mama, we will see you again; in the morning. IN MEMORIAM CONSLEE EPPS June 16, 1933 -December 8, 1994 VALARIE EPPS December 17, 1961-December 15, 2006 From: your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters, brothers and other relatives and friends. God picked some beautiful flowers froni His garden. The lillie of the Valley. Rest In Peace. ., r-0 :!! en m z ..... z m r-aJ c: r r, m :::! z c: aJ r-c;; :I: m c m < m ..... c: m en c )o z c ., :!! c


>-a: LL c z c( c U) w ::l t-fi w > w c w U) :::i m ::l a. z w _. _. ::l m _. w z z w U) a: 0 _. LL c( I N N w IIIEIIIIY IF .IIII.JIIIIID. Jl. 12111naaa -1n112112 Say not, in grief, that he has gone, But give thanks that he was ours. CHRISTMAS MEMORIAl BILL JAMES Sunrise: Jan. 28, 1888 sunset: Dec. 16, 1983 JAMFS EVERESST WILLIAMS, JR 'ULBOE' "Miss you, Daddy." Son, .Jayven and Amber. "My right hand." Grandmother Dora. AMANDA JAMES Sunrise: Oct. 4,1916 Sunset: Dec. 13, 1996 "We all miss you so very much." Your children. Ben T. Davis, Picnic Island Under Pollution Advisorv The beaches at BenT. Davis and Picnic Island have been placed under a health advisory. Officials issued the advisory because the pollution levels make them potentially danger ous for swimmers. On Monday, officials took samples of the water and de termined that the threshold for enterococci bacteria was above the acceptable level. The samples indicated the pres ence of fecal pollution and may cause disease, infections, or rashes in humans, the Hillsborough County Health Depart ment said. Water samples will be collected on December 17th to de termine if the pollution levels are safe for swimmers. l)reaking News Tampa Gets $30M Neighborhood Choice Grant Congresswoman Kathy Castor announced Thursday that Tampa is one of only 4 communities na tionwide to receive a $30 million grant for the revital ization of northern down town Tampa and the Encore redevelopment. The award comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Choice Neighborhood Initiative. The Choice Neighborhood award to the Tampa Housing Authority will bring more jobs and modern housing to Ybor City and Tampa Heights. The money will be used to further the transformation of the former Central Park Village The other communities receiving grants were: Seat tle San Antonio and Cincin nati. A total of $109 million was awarded through the Neighborhood Choice Initia tive. Teen On Bicvcle Dies After Hit Bv Tow Truck According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at 6:56 p. m. on December 101 \ Cavoune Radcliffe, 18, his brother, Stephen Williams, and another person were riding their bi cycles along U.S. Highway 41 at Fletcher. Troopers said a tow truck driver was traveling south on U. S. 41, and made a left turn onto Fletcher. At the same time, Troopers said a second vehicle and the bi cyclists were going north in the crosswalk over Fletcher Avenue. Troopers said the tow truck driver failed to see Crime CAVOUNE RADCLIFFE the bicyclist, and hit Radcliffe. He sustained fatal injuries, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said after the accident, Williams attacked the driver of the tow truck, and was charged with feloey battery. Troopers moved Williams to the front of a cruiser to arrest him and reported that he tried to escape and started yelling to his family that he was being taken to jail. The Trooper grabbed Williams by the arm, and he was subsequently put into one of the cruisers at the scene. Funeral services for Radcliffe have been entrusted to Harmon's Funeral Home. Man Chases Caseworker, Stabs Her To Death DADE CITY On Mon day at 11:45 a m., officers from the Dade City Police Department arrested a man for the fatal stabbing of his caseworker. Residents in the area witnessed the incident, called 9-1-1, and reported that a man was chasing a woman down the street and stabbing her as she fled. When officers arriv.ed at the scene, they found the victim had been picked up by a passerby, and transported to a local hospital. Officers went to the resi dence on Coleman Avenue and found 53-year-old Lucious Smith standing in side bleeding. LUCIOUS SMITH After Smith was treated by paramedics, he was transported to the hospital. More officers responded to the hospital to secure the vehicle that transported the stabbing victim, Stephanie Nicole Ross, 25. They were told Ross had sustained several stab wounds, and at 1:27 p. m. she was pronounced dead Smith was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He is being held without bond. Authorities reported that Ross was delivering med ical paperwork to Smith's home when she was attacked. They also said Ross had stated in a report that she felt uneasy with Smith after her first visit to his residence and advised other caseworkers visiting Smith to go as a team. NeariV 11illion Concealed weapons Pennits Issued Adam Putnam, Florida Agriculture Com mission announced that nearly 1 million peo ple in Florida have concealed weapons permits. The State of Florida has the largest number of concealed weapon permit holders in the nation. There are 49,582 permits in Hillsborough County; 39.422 in Pinellas County; 23,870 in Polk County; and 21,948 in Pasco County. Nearly one-third of those owning permits are between the ages of 51 and 65, statistics show. Putnam expects the 1 millionth permit to be issued next week. Individuals 21 and older who are legal resi dents or citizens ofthe U.S., without felony convictions can apply for the permits.


Crime Woman Gets 5 Years In Prison, Ordered To Repav $119,000 In Tax Fraud Case BELINDA SMITH BROOKS On Wednesday, a federal judge sentenced a Tampa woman to 5 lf2 years in jail for tax fraud and identity theft. She must also repay $119,000 to the federal gov ernment. According to court docu ments, Ms. Belinda Smith Brooks, 47, entered a guilty plea in May to federal income tax fraud and aggra vated identity theft. U. S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven sentenced Ms. Brooks to 42 months in federal prison for the theft of government. Following the completion of that sentence, Ms. Brooks must spend 24 months in federal prison for aggravated identity theft. Additionally, she must com plete three years of supervision after her release from prison. The monetary amount she is ordered to repay the federal government is $118,882.63. She had initially filed claims valued at $223,544. The IRS paid more than half of the claims filed before the fraud was detected, court documents said. Ms. Brooks entered a guilty plea of filing several fraudulent income tax refunds in 2008 and 2009 in the names of several people. The victims were unaware that Ms. Brooks had filed taxes on their behalf, court records show. Pharmacist Found Guiltv In Scheme To Distribute Oocodone EMMANUAL MEKOWULU On Tuesday, a federal jury found Tampa pharmacist, Emmanual Mekowulu, s6, guilty of illegally distrib uting oxycodone and other drugs outside his practice. Mekowulu faces a maximum of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in March. He also must forfeit his pharmacy license. According to records, Mekowulu, owner of Felky Pharmacy on Florida A venue, conspired to fill more than 340 fraudulent prescr iptions and sold nearly s o ,ooo oxycodon e pills in th e area durin g a 10-m o n t h period starting in 2008. Mekowulu worked with Troy Wubbena, a physi e.ian's assistant and owner and operator of the Neurology and Pain Center clinics in Tampa, Lakeland, and other locations. Along with others, authorities said the conspirators used hundred s of blank pre scriptions that were pre signed and filled by physi cian, Jeffrey Friedlander, co-owner of the clinic for large amounts of oxycodone. The prescriptions included the names of more than 6o people, many of them patients and employees of the clinics, who did not need or receive the oxycodone, and were not aware that the prescriptions were written in their names. Wubbena and Brett Ridenour, an employee of the clinics, testified against Mekowuhi, and pleaded guilty to federal charges. Wubbena was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, and Ridenour to five years. Friendlander pleaded guilty for his role in March 2010 and was se nt e nced to 9 y e ars in pri s on. Man accused 01 Rape In Custodv RODERICK RILEY On Sunday night, Tampa Police arrested a 25-year-old man for the alleged rape of a woman in an abandoned trail er Police said the 22-year old victim was sleeping in the living room of her parents' home at 4:30 a. m. Sunday when a man covered her mouth, put a knife to her throat, and ordered her to leave the house with him, police said. The man reportedly took the victim to an abandoned trailer and sexually assaulted her Police said the victim escaped and contacted police. She later identified her attack er as Roderick Riley. Riley and the woman reportedly know each other. Riley was arrested Sunday night, and was charged with armed kidnapping, armed bur glary and sexual battery. He also faces a violation of proba tion for an aggravated battery charge on a pregnant woman. Riley is being held without bond on the charges. Man found Shot To Death At lis lome HORACE SCOTI ... found shot to death in the doorway of his home POLK COUNTY -At 2:50 p. m. Tuesday, the Polk County Sheriffs Office received calls of gunshots heard in the area of 1044 Captiva Point in Lakeland. When deputies arrived, they found 66-year old Horace Scott lying on the floor in the doorway of his res idence. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives learned that two to three Black males had been seen by witnesses firing several shots at Scott. The suspects then fled on foot. No arrests have been made in the shooting and deputies are asking an y on e who has knowl e dge of this inc i dent to call H ea rtland Crii11e Stoppe rs at 1 800-226 847 7 'TI az c Deputies Arrest Man On wa,rant For Stalling, Crueltv To Animals c m 0 m :!: aJ m ::::D On Wednesday, Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies arrested Dorrell Maxwell Webb at a apart ment complex on 112th Avenue and 22nd Street. Webb was charged with battery (domestic violence), stalking, and cruelty to ani mals. According to deputies, on November 5th, Webb and a woman got into a verbal argument about their rela tionship. Webb reportedly began to get out of control and the woman feared for her safety. The woman tried to leave the scene in her vehicle when Webb reportedly took the keys out of the ignition, breaking it off inside the switch. The woman tried to make a call for help and Webb grabbed her cell phone and threw it down on the driveway, deputies said. The woman then tried to leave in her other vehicle, and Webb stopped her from leaving. Deputies said the woman stepped out of the vehicle and closed the hood in an attempt to leave. Webb became angry and grabbed the woman's dog and threatened to break its neck. He then threw the dog down, DORRELL WEBB against the driveway, fracturing the dog's leg. The 'TI woman ran inside the home r to call 9-1-1, and Webb followed her inside and ripped c out the phone cord, deputies :J>o said. en m When the woman-went Z into another room, deputies said Webb followed her and m ripped that phone cord out r of the wall. The woman then told Webb she had placed J= the call to 9-1-1 before he !!I pulled the cord and Webb z left the scene. -a Deputies said after the C: incident, Webb had entered the woman's home without en permission on different ffi occasions. c Webb is currently being !;2 held without bond. m UNCLE SANDY c! m (/) c ... 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FLORIDA SENTINEL FRIDAY DECEMBER 14 2012 B Seniors Share Their Stories 01 Communicating Through Technologv BY IRIS B. H OLTO N Sentinel City Editor Every year, we find ourselves scrambling to find the perfect gift for the mature crowd in our circles. It is always a challenge trying to find the perfect gift because seniors seem to have every thing they want. However, one area that many people seem to overlook when thinking of seniors is technology and communications. As time passes, more and more seniors have adapted to this new age of communicating. Some senior residents shared their levels of adap tation with Sentinel readers a Tampa native who signs on as "64 & Texting" said, "I love e-mailing and texting. With so many scams, we must also be e-mail savvy, careful and vigilant. I enjoy my selected Blackberry Apps, especially My Holy Bible App that is convenient and I have about 12 versions of the Bible instantly available. "This Bible App can also read The Word to you, as well. My laptop usually trav els with me. when wi-fi hot spot signals are weak or absent, I will visit the hotel business center or an inter net cafe. "My cell phone has global use capability. I enjoy Skype because it offers the face-to face conversation or meeting experience. The great thing about Skype is that it has no monthly fees! I can Skye attend my Middleton Class of 6T5 classmates to attend our class meetings! My Smart Phone has an alarm, weather, translator and my favorite music and is always with me. However, there is no sexting, tweeting nor Facebook page. Too much personal, negative, exaggerated, false, intimate and unnecessary information shared publicly on some of these sites." Ted McNair said, "At age 63, I enjoy using my laptop and new Droid Maxx cell phone. Other than making calls, I routinely use my Droid for texting, emails, and daily searches. I do have a Facebook page, but I infrequently read and respond to comments. I do not tweet." Ms. Evangeline Best said, "I have attempted texting on several occasion. According to family and friends, that is not too often. "I like and have found people still love the personal touch of a personal hand written note or email and a phone call." Howard Harris said, "Back in the 1990s, I returned to my office and found that a computer had been installed. At the time I had 2 secretaries. I said to myself 'I don't type, I ain't going to learn, and anyway that's woman's work.' Over time I lost my secretaries and ended up sharing one with 5 other people. I countered by hiring college stu dents to do my typing. "One day I overheard a conversation with my director and a manager. The manager was complaining about an employee and said that the employee refused to use computers. The director said, 'Fire his butt.' "I returned to my office, called a buddy and asked him how to turn the computer on. Every morning I spent 15 minutes learning to type and how to use the computer. I went from the office computer "Dummy" to the go-to guy for those with problems. "Now I own a desktop and a laptop. I pay bills, rent cars hotel rooms and shop via the Internet. On Black Friday I saved $200 on a purchase. I consider Facebook and other social sites dangerous. "My son sent me a cell phone so that he could keep up with me. (HA! HA!). Only 10 people have the number. The only reason I carry it with me is because there are no longer any phone booths for Clark Kent to change into Superman. I don't text or use the l@tl thing when I am driving, the 78-year old said. Ms. Pat Spencer, known in some circles as "Electronic Granny," said, "I was humbled, pleased and sincerely thankful to have celebrated my 76 birthday on 12-12-12. Being someone who always wanted to be in the know, I got a computer when they first came out. I accepted a job in 1994 that brought me to Tampa from Las Vegas. I was assigned a laptop and shown how to make a connection to print out my assignments. Over the next 12 years, I learned how to produce PowerPoint presen tations to share with travel agents all over the United States, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Croix. "I have a 3G !Phone that I use for calls, emails, games, and taking photos. My granddaughter taught me how to text, and we communicate by texting. I now use this method of communicating with all five of my grandchildren. "I heard about Facebook and enrolled in a class to learn how to use it. I have a Facebook account and 500 friends. I have also learned Youtube greetings for -spe cial occasions. This is so much fun. I recently ordered a 7'' Google Tablet and I'm anxiously waiting for it so I can get started with all that it can do. I also use Conference Call.com and Phone Vite com. "I have no interest in using Twitter. I still look forward to moving ahead with electronics Maurice Kemp has not reached "Senior Citizen' sta tus. However, he shares his parents' level of knowledge. "I have daily access to two of the most dearest in the Tampa Bay area; at least to me -my parents, Hilrie and Bertha Kemp, Jr. They have both embraced our emerging communication age in their own way. My mother has kept abreast of the major changes in smart phone technology. This has allowed her to stay in touch with others at and away from home. The use of her !Phone, it has also given her access to more current applications such as a personal and professional con tact list, texting, web access, and internet radio. "Now my Father has dove into the communications age head first. Although he texts daily, he isn't as current on smart phone technology. However, he has achieved a level of Internet savvy that is impressive for anyone despite his or her age. He has a Skype account to communicate with his grandson in Texas. "With respect to social media, he cut his teeth on Myspace, but never crossed over to Facebook. He accesses his email daily, surfs the Internet to stay informed, and pays bills, which are all the fruits of our communications age. More importantly, they can reach so many more people nowadays without ever hav ing to leave home / Rev. Willie Dixon said, "I am 81 years of age and I am known as the e-mail King. Also, I am into e-mail. I chose not to go on Facebook or Twitter. "I am well aware that Social Media is the way to go, if you are seeking to become an elected official." Dr. George Foxx said, "I have come a long ways in the electronic age I remember carrying a transistor radio around, moving forward viewing a black and white 1V. I possessed an S track tape deck, cassette tape, moving forward to the CD player. "As an analyst, we used big mainframe computers, now that has moved forward to smart phones, !Pads, cell phones, and social networking has replaced the telephone booths, smoke signals, and the 2-cups on a string. Even in Pre-K, children are being exposed to the technological age using laptops and advanced instruments." Att'orney Delano Stewart said, "I have been in business for 4 7 years and I started out with an old manual typewriter. As soon as I was able, I purchased a used electric typewriter and I have kept up with the lat est technology. "Technology and the ability to communicate will give an attorney the ability to have control themselves. Many lawyers are using researchers in foreign coun tries now. You have to stay abreast of the latest technol ogy in order to compete.''


fi Local a: w ID :E w (.) Dad Needs EQenslve Medicine As He Waits For lidnav w Q BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last month, the Sentinel a: LL introduced Johnny Mur-phy to the community. At the time, Murphy was in need of a kidney transplant. Murphy said he devel oped health issues because his blood pressure was un controllable. After visiting a specialist Murphy learned that he was suffering from renal disease. Recently, Murphy, 54, said people stepped up to help him. However, he spends hundreds of dollars per month on medication while waiting for the transplant. He stated that the five pre scriptions costs hundreds of dollars every month. "I'm going to be on medicine for c the rest of my life," Murphy said. LL He was living in San Jose, California at the time of the c( diagnosis, but moved back to the bay area in 2010. Q For the past five years, m Johnny Murphy is still waiting on kidney transplant. Murphy has received dialy sis treatments three times a week, with each treatment lasting 3.5 hours. "My doctors have told me that my only real shot at a long and healthy life is to re ceive a kidney transplant as soon as possible. I am med ically cleared, but not finan cially cleared." A native of Madison, Florida, Murphy moved to Tampa as a child. He attended Eisenhower Middle School and graduated from East Bay High School in 1975. He moved to Califor nia, where he serve d as a chef for 15 years and was working for a litigation sales company when he became ill. Three people in his imme diate family, his mother, grandmother, and brother all died of kidney disease. Murphy stated that he receives Medicare, but many of his medical needs are not covered and he must pay them out of pocket. He also said that once he receives the transplant, he will be re quired to take immunosup pressant medications for the remainder of his life. Murphy is the father of one son, Shannon, and a 7-year-old granddaughter, Miah. Anyone wishing to make a donation can send it to: Johnny Murphy, C/0 Fifth Third Bank, Woodlawn Ter.; race Benefit for Johnny Murphy; 2002 E. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610. w > w Q w en ::; ID A. BLICKLAWFIRM Accidents Injury Criminal DUI z ffi ..I ..I ID ..I w z w en 0 ..I LL 813-703-4147 FORMER PROSECUfOR. FORMER MARINE. ex 'lfs I FIIIIIV llalr' II The Yellaw Jackets Nest From left to right: 'Demaria, Coach/ Pastor K. L., and Damarius Muldrow. Twenty-nine years of edu cating youth starts at home and spreads abroad, accord ing to Pastor/Coach K. L. Muldrow. Surrounded by his two youngest teenagers, Damarius G. and Demaria Muldrow, who fol lowed behind their two brothers, Renaldo and K. L., Jr., were also student/athletes, who have kept the Yellow Jacket pride from day one, for Howard W. Blake High School. All four Muldrow kids are exceptional student/ath letes that aspire to maintain good citizenship and academic success. As a father, coach, and pastor, Coach Muldrow encourages and inspires his children to reach for their goals and dreams. Damarious G. Muldrow, a senior, main tains a 4.6 GPA, plays on the boys varsity basketball team, and his sister, Demaria, is challenging him by main taining a 3.89 GPA and play ing on the girls basketball team. The key to their success is discipline, commitment, and respect. (Photo By Julia Jackson) Bible-Basad FellowshiP Church Hosts 24-Hour Statewide Revival Reverend Dr. Arthur T. Jones, Senior Pastor at Bible Based Fellow ship Church of Carrollwood, hosted a 24-hour statewide revival November 30-De cember 1 2012. Ministers from Tampa, Quincy, Lake Wales Clear water and Lakeland offered prayers for a variety of The theme was "United: People Postured to Prosper, II Chronicles 7:14. Ministers who partici -Pastor Antonio left, of Exciting Faith Alive at Mt. Silla, one of the speakers, and Floyd Smith. pated during the 24 hours in cluded: Rev. R. Edwards, Dr. Thomas Scott, Rev R. Lockett, Jr., Rev. D. Fullwood, Dr. Patricia Hauser, Min. C. Edwards, Rev. K Dixon, J. Johnson, Rev. U. Floyd, Bro. R. Allmond, Evangelist Mary F. Miller, Rev. M. James Rev. A. Hawkins, Rev. F. Maysonet, Rev. J. Carner, Elder B. Adams, Rev. J. Sykes, Rev. Calvin Jefferson and Rev. K. Gardner. (Photos by Lomax Mcintyre) Rev. and Mrs. Matthew (Eva) James. Rev. James was one of the speakers.


Local Sheehv Elementarts Math Bowl 11-Year-Oid Needs Help Team Captures First Place To Anand Forum Congratulations are going o ut to a group of sth grade students from Sheehy Elementary who finished in first place at this year' s Math Bowl competition. The competition was held November 30, 2012 at Hillsborough Community College's Trinkle Center on their Plant City campus. Sheehy Assistant Principal, Kathryn Dickens, said the students won the Area 7 title, and performed phenomenally. "We'v e had students com pete over the years, but this year's format was changed to fit specific geographic areas. "We owe a lot of thanks to Math Resource Teacher, Deena Ham, who worked directly with the students and got them prepared." The students who are part 888.8metro8 metropcs.com Standing Oeft to right): Micah Brown, Deena Ham, and Davion Perez. Sitting out front are Rozana Bass and Desire McMillan. of the first place team are Micah Brown, Davion Perez, Rozana Bass, and Desire McMillan. RADEJA ADDISON Radeja Addison, an nyear-old, has a bright future ahead of her. Her parents, Rodney and Shayla Addison, received a letter from People To People Organization advising she had been nominated to attend a 2013 People to People World Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. Radeja, a student at Roland Park Magnet School, was nominated by Deidre Donovan to become a Leadership Ambassador based on her demonstration of outstanding scholastic merit, leadership potential, and exemplary citizenship. The forum will be from Get Ready for a Winter Wonderland The Next Big Thing Is Here Samsung Admire $200FF f:: Olhr ..-ol11114-11117. Samsu.\'9 GALAXY ,t,DMIRE" 4G $400FF aJ m January 18th to the 23rd, :D 2013, and Radeja will have i! the opportunity to go to the N White House, visit the Smithsonian, attend the N Presidential Inauguration, attend a presentation from Mary Eisenhower, and much more. In order for our daughter to make this trip, we must ra ise $2,700," said her par ents. "This goes toward hous ing expenses, transportation and food. We believe this will be a wonderful and life changing experience for her. Radeja has three sib5 lings, and enjoys reading, :D dancing, and cheerleading. C She was also accepted in the : Duke Tip Program as a 4th m grader, and again this year for excelling in academics. Z Radeja's parents are p! asking the community for m help in raising the funds for their daughter, and would appreciate any and all contributions. Z To contact the Addison family, call (813) 317-8963. aJ c tn ::1: m c m c: m tn c ?< ,.. z c :D c ?<


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Loca Hillsborough Countv Democratic Panv Elects leadershiP Team Left to right are: Ella Coffee, Anna Scott, Dianne Hart, Karleen Kos, Chris Mitchell, Alan Clendenin, and Lydia Hudson. The Hillsborough County Democratic Party has a new team of volunteer leaders who were elected at a reorganization meeting held Tuesday, December 4, 2012. The following officers were elected to two-year terms: Chair -Christopher Mitchell. Chris Mitchell was elected to his second two-year term after steering the Party to success in November. In addition, the Party raised more money under Mitchell's leadership than it has in more than a decade. Vice Chair of Operations -Ella Coffee. Ella Coffee has served as the HCDEC Secretary for the past sever al years. She will be responsible for assisting the Chair in coordi nating committee operations to achieve the party's strate gic initiatives and campaign plan Vice Chair of Outreach -Lydia Hudson. Lydia Hudson has been an elect ed precinct committeewoman for four years. Hudson will be responsi ble for working with com munity leaders and organizations and coordinating party activities with Democratic caucuses and clubs to ensure victory. Secretary -Karleen Kos. Karleen Kos has been serving as the Secretary of the Flor.ida GLBT Democratic Caucus and the Hillsborough County GLBTA Democratic Caucus. She will be responsible for keeping the minutes and official records of the HCDEC, and she is expected to continue her role with public relations as well. Treasurer -Anna Scott. Anna Scott has been an elected precinct committeewoman for the past four years. As Treasurer Scott will be responsible for ensuring the organization's funds are properly safeguarded, records are accurate, and reporting requirements are met. The following leaders were elected to four year terms: State Committeewoman -Dianne Langston Hart. Dianne Hart is President of the Hillsborough County Democratic Black Caucus and Treasurer of the State Democratic Black Caucus. As State Committeewoman, will represent Hillsborough County in all matters with the Florida Democratic Party. State Committeeman -Alan Clendenin. Alan Clendenin has been serv ing as the HCDEC's State Committeeman for several yea rs. As State Committeeman, Clendenin will continue to represent Hillsborough County in all matters with the Florida Democratic Party. Walk-lns Welcome P& W Full Set ............. $27 Refills ................... $13 Mani wfGel Polish-. ........ $25 Mani/Pedi ........ $25 355 W. Busch Blvd. Call Today (813) 933-2468f I ,1,'\ Restncted Barber I v, Cosmetology Natl Technician &..:-v BU Sl N ESSEOUCATIO NOUALIT Y EXCELLENCE www.shearexcellhairacademy.org Cosmetology Classes Enrolling NOW! The beauty Industry provides many exciting opportunities to be creative, while earning Enroll Now an excellent Income. Shear Excellence Hair Academy will prepare you to experience those opportunities. Call Today (813) 933-2488. clases de espaftol Alao offwtng COU1'118e in: RMtrlc18d Barber .... lcuriat/Nail Technician For-. llf(or_t,., .t .. t Hr ,, ... tiH rMu tiN .Uift H., ftHMU ._ c.-,lctu tk ,.,,.,_, INW l..,.nllf lttfo,_tiH, Wilt .. wcklte 1ft, www.t#tul'uc.#Riw_....,.llrf


c a: I.L c z c( c tn w ::l ..... it w > w c w tn :::i m ::l D. z t= w ...I ...I ::l m ...I w z t= z w tn C a: g I.L WeAre One The people of God in today's churches must quickly come to the realiza tion that we are all one. It does not matter what de nomination a }lerson belongs to, what race or nationality one is a member of or what country in which a person sides as members of the body of Christ we are all one. This message must not re sound only outside the church, but it must be em phatically stated within the church. Paul s letter to the church in Ephesus (Ephesians 4:1-16), which is this week s lesson, has the direct pur pose of letting the people SERVICE TIMES Sunday School -1 0 A. M Moming Service11 :30 A. M Evening Service-7:30 P. M Bible Study -Tuesday Evening Bible Band -7:3 0 P. M know that in God there is no division, only unity By grasping and applying Paul s message the modem day church can be more effective in the community and the world. Paul opens this chapter of his letter identifying himself as a prisoner of the Lord (vs. 1a). Paul is not stating this to sound so spiritual; he is really a prisoner. He is in Rome awaiting his opportu nity to be heard regarding the charges brought against him. The encouraging part of this is regardless ofhis sit uation he still tries to en courage others. So must the church today. The church Thursday Evening -YPVWV7:30P.M. 1st And 3rd Friday Evening Women's Outreach Ministry7:30 P. M. uNT PLEASANT M. B. CHURCH 2002 N. Rome Avenue* (Comer of Rome Ave. and Spruce St.) P .O. Box 4724 Tampa Dr c.-t lllldlnd, 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* 9:30AM. MORNING WORSHIP 11 A. M. 1ST SUNDAYS 5 PM Family Series Hour (B.T.U.) 6 PM-l.ord's Supper (Comrnoolon) TUESDAYS 6 PM Prayer Service 7 PM General Bible Study 7 PM -Youth Bible Study DR. c:t ICIIIUID, Pastor TAPE MINISTRY Order On Une At Web Site Or Call Church WEB-SITE: MtPieasantMBChurch.org cannot get caught up in its situations and forget about encouraging others. He further says to them to walk worthy of the vocation in which they are called (vs. 1b). People must under stand this may not necessar ily apply to their everyday nine to five. Some people's nine to five is a job and not a calling. They decided to take the job for whatever benefit it was to them and not to the benefit of the Kingdom. But, whatever God has called you to do, walk worthy of it. The crux of his message is found in yerses 4-6 where he describes the oneness of God. There is one body, one Spirit, one hope one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God When it comes to God and things of God, there is but one. Too often people try to complicate the things of God. In this complication some get confused. When folk get confused, they get turned off. GREATER FRIENDSHIP M.B.CHURCH 3325 E. Emma St. Sunday School-9:45a. m Morning Worship 11 a .m. Evening Worship 5 p m Prayer Meeting Tuesday 7 :30p. m Visitors Are Welcome! &RACE IIIRY IISSIOIIARY BAPTIST CHURCH 3901 N 37th St 24&-3779 If the church i s going to b e effective it must stop arguing about man d eve loped doc trines and beliefs and preach the oneness of God! The church is ONE! A person may have two arms, but one body. We have ten fingers and ten toes, but one body. One hand is left and the other is right; does it mean that they are not a part of the same body? If you have ten children and one of them is left-handed, do you not count that one? To help the people in their growth and development spiritually, God provided people to help. Some were apostles, some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers (vs. 11). What is their purpose? The perfecting of the saints, the working of ministry, and for the edifying of the body of Christ (vs. 12). This is their true purpose. Not to be a showboat or to be flashy. They were not given IIPTISTI IIR 12111....,_11.. T-.R.JHI! ll1tlU9-1198 to be worshipped. God gave these people to help the body grow and remain uni fied. People who hold titles must walk worth y of the call ing Paul mention e d earlier. By adequately teach i n g the saints they will be l ess prone to being carried away by every wind or doctrine (vs. 14). The people must be taught a sound and solid word to help them withstand the craftiness of men who lie in wait for them. "The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself" (813) 248-1921 ..., ... t.15 llrJIQ WlrtiiiP----... 11 a .. Pnver Slnlct, TltSIIIY----I ... -...... Tlt*V 1:1111.11 111111 Stl .. TIIS"IY--------1 p ... I CIIIIM = 'lllrllljll Clllllt Wlllcll ..... II.Batl-4:13 BROWN MEMORIAL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 2313 E 27th AVE. 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f rogress Village News December Birthday Celebrants Happy birthday to: Dar ren Craig Reed, Mc Neil, Wayne E. Carter and Robin ParkerPaschall. Happy birthday is extended to Mrs. Arlean Evans, who celebrated her natal day on December 1, 2012, oh, what a wonderful time it was. Hope your day was what you or dered. Lots of smiles and hap piness from family and friends ... what a blessing! Happy Anniversary The miracle oflove is given to us to share with one an other. Happy anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Willie (Pre-_ cious) Hugger, who cele brated their special day on December 13th. Also congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Harold (Janie) Adams, their special day will be December 28th. May the blessings of the Lord be with you and wish you many more years together. Sick And Shut-Ins Let's keep the sick and shut-ins who are far and near in our daily prayers: Mrs. V ann Scott, Mrs. Willie Mae Wright, Mrs. Evelyn Mobley, the Rodgers fam ily, Mr. Clarence Vickers (Brandon Hospital), Mr. Ralph Williams, Mary Monts, Perethia King, Lena Daniels, Elizabeth Bethea, James Green, Joseph Harris, Joe Williams, Diane Williams, Elaine Hick man and Pamela Austin. ST. JOHN CATHEDRAL 3401 E. 25th Avenue,T ampa, FL (Comer Of 34th St. & 25th Ave. ) Phone: (813) 248-3737 Or (813) 248-3651 Fax: 242-8076 Careline: 248-HELP Slllday: Tuesday: BlsiMif Eddillewkllt, Sr. Pastor WEEKLY WORSH. SCHEDULE 8 :00 A. M. Spiritual Enrichment 9:45A.M. Sunday School/ Orientation 10:45 Worship Service (Youth Church 2nd And 3rd Sundays) 12:00 Noon Intercessory Prayer wJBible Study WIClii18SdaY: 5:30 P M. Free Tutorial 6 :45P.M. Adutt &Youth Mid Week Service Email Us At: stjministries@aol.com Mission Statement: A Church of the inner city reacfli'l}OOt to the community by ministering to the whole man." Ministry: f'.OAH COMMUNITY,INC./ rKXJSE OF LYDIA Sympathy Look to the hills from whence cometh your help, your help cometh from the Lord. Our condolences are ex tended to the Browder fam ily of Plant City, due to the passing of Mrs. Jessie Browder. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her. She was funeralized in Plant City on Sat., Dec. 8th Sympathy also to the family of Mr. Archie Hayes who passed on Monday. New St. Matthew M. B. Church News New Saint Matthew Mis sionary Baptist Church, Alec Fitzgerald Hall, Senior Pas tor and friends send birthday greetings to their members: Angela Williams, Doris Barnum, Kaleb Barnum, Deyvion Haywood, Chardanae McFadden, linwood Jenkins, Cam ryn Starling, Shonta Oglesby, Mario Mallard, Jr., and Robert Lee. Darryl Tillman, Lee Nevi FRIENDSHIP M.B. CHURCH 3107 E. lake Ave.* 248-4127 Weekly Activit ie s SlJ'lday Cht.rdl 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 Parker and Desjane Boone, though you are far away, you still remain in our prayers. Congratulations Congratulations Virone Devine for making the Prin cipal's Honor Roll at Stewart Middle Magnet School. Keep up the good work!! 29th Street Church Of Christ News The 29th Church Of Christ, Brother Perry Johnson, minister and congregation send belated birthday wishes to November celebrants: Dar ryl Henderson, Recia Henry, Katina Hender son, Shermendre Bar num, Angela Tillman, Bodesha Speed, Joseph Barr, Lillie Donovan, Tisha Henderson, Cody Johnson, BrendA McClen don and Patricia Grooms. Thank You Ms. Griffen wants to thank all those in P. V. who Bible Study 7 :30 P M .wo..,..liilloa.i...,..,.......,IOQij......., NEW MT. ZION M. B. CHURCH, INC. 2511 E Columbus Or. (813) 248-8101 or (81 247 3899 Ill. WAlta J ........... PastorEmeritu Early Momilg Worship 7:55A.M. SI.M'lday Morning Waship-9 :30A.M Morning Worship 10:55 A M. Wed. Fam ily Ni{llt 7 P M. For Transportation Call (813) 486-7890 Oea. Kelvin DeCoursey Chairman. Deacons Ministry UNITY M.B. CHURCH ELDER H. H. HUNT, PASTOR Sunday School 9:30A.M. Morning Worship 11 A.M. Bible Study Tues. 7:30 P.M. THE PUBLIC IS INVIT ED put in work in helping with Pres. Obama's campaign. it was greatly appreciated. 0 m Thought For Today 3: aJ m "If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michael Angelo painted or Beethoven composed music N 0 ..... N or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say here lived a great street sweeper, who did his job well." Scripture (Daniel2:2o-2i) Blessed be the name of God forever and ever for wisdom and might are his and he changeth time and the season. F.Y.I. Remember your helper in the kitchen, Shu-Lou's Kitchen at 813-741-9'760. Keep Pres. Obama and family in your daily prayers Call news into Gloria Me Nair-Johnson at 813-3800341. Morning Worship 11:00 A M. YPWW -6:00 P.M. Evening Worship 1 :00 P.M. TUESDAY & FRIDAY Evening Service 7:00 8722 Progress Blvd. Fl33619 Church Office : (813) 677-1948 *Pastor's omoe: (813) 672-o389 Academy Offloe : (81 S) 677-6988 : Fax: 672-o514 E-Mall. fbcopv@tarnpebay.rr.oom Senior T eachlng Pastor Adult/Children Worstip rmes 720 A.M. & 10:55A.W 4:ii:Ufillullft Sunday 9:45A.M. AdlM & Youth/ Chikten Tuesday 11 A.M. AdlM Wednesday 7 P M Yooth/ Children 720 P .M. Adlit A Satetlte Cam For Falh Bible lnstitl.te "Growilg Tt.t Global Chqe' (Acts 1 : 8 Rom. 1 : 8 1 Thes. 1 :8) ... 0 :::D g en m z ::f z m ... aJ c: ... ... m -4 z ., c: aJ ... u; ::c m 0 m < m -4 c: m en 0 )> z 0 :!! 0 C) m ....... I aJ


Locaf Miracles Outreach Presents Christmas Celebration w m :iE Miracles Outreach CDC, Incorporated will be pre senting their first annual >;' "Mommy and Me" Christ mas Celebration on Sunday, ii: December 161h, from 3 p.m. &L until 5 p. m. The event will Center, 4501 East Hillsbor ough Avenue. be held at Miracles Out reach All Access Service Christmas blessings will be given to any participant or former participant of Miracles Outreach s Resi dential or Teen Mentoring Programs who have chil dren. This event will pro-Jewelr Clothes, Shoes ...... .and much, much, more WHEN: December 15, 2012 liME: 1-3 PM LOCATION: Springhill Missionary Baptist Church 8119 E. Dr. Martin luther King Blvd Tampa 33619 DlllEC110NS: Located on lhe corner d Hwy 301 and Martin Luther FREE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOI LftiLUII (wflile supplies lost -2 I* Hosting A Powerful 3-Nights of a Life Changing Holy Ghost Crusade Wedneed.Jy, Thui'SCUy and Friday 0 7:00p .m. Held at New Macedonia M.B. Church 3402 E. Deleull St. Tampa, Fl33610 (IWtor Paul Buster) Contact Elect Lady A. Wtll.fama. 813-775-8089 TAMPA ORGANIZATION OF BLACK AFFAIRS (TOBA) REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. UNSUNG HERO AWARD 11 AIL.K Unlung Hero Award to individuela who,_.,. aignificantly conltfbuled to imptoving tM qualifY of life in our community by giving of thetrJselwta in time, dedicl/6on, influence, ..me. and c:ommitment. Nomination must Include: Nominee's Name and mailing address Reason for Nomination (100 words or leu) H.ame and address of person making nomination Send your nominations to: UNSUNG HERO AWARD CIOTOBA POBox3485 T8111pa, FL 33801 m AI nominations must be ..-.lved by Monday, December 31, 2012 cO TIN UMultf ,.,.ro Winner will Itt TOSA' 33rd Annual Rw. Dr. llfrtlrt Lullw Klrtfl, Jr. Leednhlp 8tNicfNt .,., JMHIIif'/ 21, 2011 vide baby items Christmas gifts, and community re source information for these young parents. As expressed by Execu tive Director, Michelle E. Walker, I still believe that it takes a village to raise a child." Although this is an old Africa proverb, it still holds true today. The number of abuse reports and the over whelming number of children being removed from their homes right here in our community is extremely disturbing and is an every day reminder that the "vil lage has to get involved. The goal of Miracles Out reach has always been to provide mentoring and sup port to youth ad teen/young adult parents, and this event is just an effort to let them know that they are not alone and there are other people who care for them and want to give a little extra support during the holiday season. The community ulti mately has a stake in these children, so why not be proactive and support these young parents b y joining forces with Miracles Out reach. You can help in what ever capacity you can. Miracles Outreach would like to thank those persons/groups that are al ready a part of our village" and helping to make "Mommy and Me a suc cess: Children With A Vi sion, Women's Investment Group (WIGS), Black But terflies and other volunteers. For more information please contact Miracles Outreach at (813) 374-2184 Orlando Pastor Considers Herself The 'loses Otlniustice' Rev. Dana Jackson looks back on her past, and says she was raised in a Christian home in Orlando. "I'm the first in my family to be a clergy. "I credit my great-grand mother with giving me the strength of faith by watching her endure in spite of her blindness." Rev. Jackson has been involved in ministry services since she was 9. She sang in choirs, and has seen a lot of things change in the commu nity and the church over the years. "Being raised in poverty, God was always the person I knew I could depend on. Through Christ, what you do will define who you are. "I've been an ordained minister for 10 years, and I became a pastor 4 years ago at Cornerstone Christian University. That's also when I established iustice For All Ministries I have a founda tion, the National ADHD Foundation, and Justice For All is a part of the founda tion." Rev. Jackson has also worked with youth suffering from attention deficit disor REV. DANA JACKSON ders, and discovered when they aren't treated properly, they find themselves in the criminal justice system due to a lack of diagnosis and treatment. "I am a former Case Worker, and the mother of 2 sons, 1 deceased and the other incarcerated. Both suf fered from Attention Deficit Disorder problems. "I feel we could do so much to help young people suffering with this problem if we put our resources to gether and support an effort ignored by most of society." Rev. Jackson has put together a list of resources that can help people. Prisoners who are re leased normally have no place to go. If they invest in their future, at least they know they will have a place to start. "I believe it is in my spirit to help people, and God gave me a vision to do this. I want to show how things can work out for people, if they just have faith and believe. It can get frustrating at times, but this is my work, and I'm fully committed to see that this happens." Rev. Jackson suggests everyone put away just $1.00 every time they get money to help themselves later. "I believe it will make a difference, and we must es tablish a resource so we can help each other. This is about survival and rescuing souls. "I'd also like to see treatment centers and other places set up to help people forgotten by society." Reporter Leon B. Crewsf can be reached at (813) 248-0724, or emailed at lcrews@flsen tinel.com, or noelswerc@gmail.com.


Mt. Pleasant Middle School Hosts Science Trivia Fair Students had fun exploring parts of the human body during a Science Trivia Fair held at Mt. Pleasant Middle School. (Photos By Julia Jackson) Gospel Concen Features Stellar Award Gospel Singer Stellar Award Gospel singer, Myron Butler, worked with the Praise Choir at Deeper Life Ministries during a Gospel concert A special group of singers were selected to be background vo calists. (Photos By Julia Jackson) Sisters singing together, Sheila Upshaw, and Priscilla Upshaw. The casualties of street warfare extend to the children left behind We want to stop the cycle of hate with purposeful acts of LOVE. TOY GIVEAWAY EXPANDED TO ENTIRE COMMUNITY. TOY SUPPUES ARE LIMITED. ALL ARE WELCOME. TO REGISTER CALL: 813-7223 or reglsW online at btlp://whoseblrlhday22.evenlzllla.net. Fruit of Glory Ministries will hold its Annual Christmas Outreach "Whose Birthday is it anyWay?" Saturday, December 22, 2012 0 G's Place 2 p.m. -8 p.m. l040 W. Cypress St. Tampa, R. 33609 CHRISTMAS BUFFET GREAT DOOR PRIZES & GRAND CASH PRIZE GIVEAWAY! Toys and other gifts will be distributed to hurd-eds of children and families. with one motie in mind; LOVE. the fifst step toward PEACE. (') m DJ m ::D ..... N 0 ..... N


First Victorv Cathedral Distributes Turkevs In Communitv m Bishop Micheal Lewis and the congregants of First o Victory Cathedral gathered at McDugal Park after their wor ship service on November 18, 2012 and distributed turkeys > and other food Several community volunteers assisted ct with the distribution. (Photos by BRUNSON) c a: Saturday, December 11 A.M.-2 P.M. @Candy lowe 905112 East Henry 813-394-6363 BusT our Coming January 26th (Dr MLK Weekend) February 16th l. Black History Month Vendors W elcome! Art, Jewelry, Food, Retail, Etc. Among those distributing and receiving turkeys are: Darryl Underwood, Jr., Faye Corbin, Michelle Gordon, Bishop-Elect Michelle B. Patty, Darria Pinckney, Daisy Lovett, Nikki Gilley Feiga, Nicole Taylor, Taneesha Jones, and Lanazja Muhammad. These young men who were assisting with the event are from the Zeta Delta Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.: Luc Doujon, Steven Williamson, Kendrick Clark, Aridrew Lyons and Brandon Sacinas. Ray and Chai Demoulin of the Renisha Foundation cosponsored the event with First Victory. The boxes of turkeys that were distributed to families in the community. These working ladies refer to themselves as "Warriors on the Frontline." They are left to right: Pastor Kimberly Montgomery, Sister Carol Terry, Prophetess Renee Miller, Chaplain Geraldine Cash-Burnett, Sister .Rita Causey-Bowles (back), Minister Katrina Waiters, Sister Lillie Russ (back), Pastor Margaret Ealy, Sister Cathy Ball and Minister Maxine Howard.


L o cal :1 Bowlen Park Scene 012nd Annual Bikers Weekend The 'Southern Soul" 2nd Annual picnic and dance weekend in Tampa was a huge success The event was described as being very nice," and bikers represented their city and state in big numbers. The Southern Soul group were the sponsors under the leadership of Big D President, and A. T., Vice President. Mr. Johnny "BoBo", C.E.O., added his label to the music, which really got the crowd moving. (PHOTOS BY SYLVESTER HARRIS) The Silver Star Group from St. Petersburg are: Lavetra Flournoy, Gwendolyn Martin, Doretha Perry (Vice Pres.), Ms. Parker (Pres.), Pearl Rentz, and sitting, Aaron Bell. In this photo are future DJ and Dad, Randall-C, C.J., and Lil Zee Zee (future DJ). Members of the St. Petersburg Nite Rider Van Club are: Iris, Jackie, Donnie (Pres.), Sherry, and Marcus. Members of Simply Sophisticated (SRC) are: Oeft to right) Quanehi, Batman, Straight 8-Up, and Tahitian Tan. Venom Riders at the event were: Trick, Ms. Dee, Dimples, and Punisher. c: m r en The 39th South Social Club from Georgetown, Georgia were represented by: Oeft to right) ffi Johnte' Cochran, Ms. P. Abbey, Carla, Ms. 39, and Johnny BoBo (CEO). C Karen Lynch poses with the most popular item at the event. Arrested and Concerned About Your Legal Rights? Call Tanya Dugree (813) 418-5253 Payment Plans Available With NO CREDIT CHECK EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION WORKERS' COMPENSATION CIVIL SERVICE I UNION GRIEVANCE BANKRUPTCY -Chapter 7 {$500 6 Up) 220 E. Madison Ste. #111 0 Tampa. FL 33602 www.fordlawfirm.org (813) 223-1200 m < m :23 < c: m en c l> z c ., :!! c G') m ...... ...... I m


i Christmas Stories ..... a: w m ::::E w 0 w c Foster Angels Tov Program Collects More Than 2,000 Gifts c BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor ff: Several years ago, Melvin MacNeel and his wife were the parents of 7 biological children and also were foster parents. One Christmas Eve, the couple received a telephone call alerting them that 4 siblings had been removed from their homes and en route to them. The MacNeels scrambled to divide the toys they had purchased for their own children so that every child would have a gift to open on Christmas morning. At the time, the couple had no idea that they would change the > lives of children in foster care. In 1988, Melvin u. MacN eel founded the C Foster Angels of Hillsborough County >Program. The following year, Delwyn Collins CJ) launched his own toy drive at Tampa General Hospital. .,_ Throughout the year, j;. Collins took volunteerism to a new level. He used his w money collected from over0 time and a second job to buy toys. As the word of his gen erosity spread throughout the hospital, Collins found :l that he was not alone in his pursuit to help children in j::: foster care. Employees at Tampa General Hospital donated more than 2,000 gifts for the Annual Toy Drive Program. Mrs. Ellen Fisk, spokesperson for the hospital said, "This is the 23rd _. :;) m m I N ..... SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 201 9 P. M. -1 A. M. Tampa Letter Carriers' Hall 3003 W. Cypress St. Tampa, FL -This is a BYOB & BYOF Affair Tickets: SlS.OO The "Black & Gold" Dance is sponsored by the rd W. Bloke High School Athletic Booster All proceeds will benefit the Athletic Department At Howard W. Blake High School. **Set-Ups Will Be Sold **Door Prizes Will Be Given Away W. 6ope to see yo. kill year that Delwyn has led the toy drive. He started it in 1989. Collins, who is legally blind, rides his bicycle from his apartment to work every day, no matter what the weather condition. Collins,. 54, has been employed as a Dishwasher and Kitchen Assistant at the hospital for more than 20 years. Since the inception of the programs, the Foster Angels Program has collected between 1,500 and 2,000 gifts each year. The employees at Tampa General Hospital is its largest con tributors. This year, the toys were presented to Eckerd Community Alternatives, the lead agency for commu nity-based welfare and foster care services 1n Hillsborough County. Despite Her loss, Phvsician Finds Peace At Christmas DR. SYDEL And The Late GEORGE LEGRANDE BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last year, a Tampa couple hosted their annual Christmas program. They offered food, gifts for the children, and the word of God. At the time, they had no idea what changes were ahead. But, on Thursday, April 12, 2012, Dr. Sydel LeGrande learned that her husband, fitness trainer George LeGrande, died suddenly while in Atlanta, Georgia on business. Mr. LeGrande was 55 years old. "If anyone should have gone, it should have been me. He was the picture of health. I'm the one who has health problems and who is overweight. "I really didn't think I would make it to the next day. If it were left up to me, I would have curled up in a chair in a fetal position and took medieation for the rest of my life," Dr. LeGrande said. However, she learned that that was not her destiny. "I knew God and I had to call on Him for strength. George was my husband, my partner, my everything after God. But, I called on Christ and He became my peace, my strength, and it is through His favor, His grace, and His power that I have been able to go on." D!": said through the grace of God, her husband died on a Thursday and she was back at work on Monday. In the interim since his passing, she has continued to do the work they had outlined A Tampa native, Dr. LeGrande completed her Residency in Georgia. Afterward, her family moved to Miami in 1985. The couple opened a combined medical practice and physical fitness center there. After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Dr. LeGrande returned home. At some point, the LeGrandes separated for 7 years. However, when they reunited, the both shared the same vision. "George used his strength to reach the children so that he could share the word of God with them I used the medical practice to minister to my patients. And, we have 10 events per year to talk about our min istry to those who are recep tive." This year, Dr. LeGrande will host her annual Christmas Dinner entitled "Whose birthday is it any way?" She is concentrating on the number of violent deaths that have taken place in our community. "We have to stop the cycle of hate and Black on Black Crime "Our children have seen so much that they can't sepa rate what's real. We need to re-sensitize our children and let them know that death is not like in the video ...... ... g ____ v.,, ute m.Kmg of another person's life is real." "We had fights when we were growing up. But, we didn't get guns to settle our differences. The next day, we were playing again. We need to teach our children how to play again."


FYI Well:101 FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSIT_ """"" Debora Oliveira, Ph. D. OTRlL Fall Prevention: Tips For Older Adults, Families, And Caregivers PART I Unintentional falls are the number one cause of fatal injury and hospitalization of adults aged 65 and older in the United States and Florida. According to the Center for Disease Control, one out of three people in this age group fall each year, costing $30 billion per year in medical costs. In Florida, the Department of Health reports fatal injuries caused by falling among adults age 65 and older is higher than deaths caused by motor vehicle traf fic crashes, poisoning, or firearms combined. If you or someone you care for is an older adult, the following tips can prevent injury, increase indepen dence, and will help older adults enjoy physical activity without fear of falling while in or out of the home. Tip t: Improve Bone Health Talk with your physician about how to improve your bone health. Weight-bearing exercises, like walking, are one way to increase bone density needed to strengthen bones and lessen the chance Holidav Tree lighting Fridav East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership Aesthetics and Beautification Sub-Committee will have its Fifth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on Friday, December 14, 2012. The celebration will be held at the Cyrus Greene Community Center, 2101 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., 5:30-7 p. m. The guest speaker will be Chloe Coney, District Director, Office of Congresswoman Kathy Castor. In addition to free enter tainment, Santa will be distributing back packs filled with goodies, and preselected school children from East Tampa will receive bicycles donated by the sponsor, CH2MHILL. Denese Meteye James is chairperson of the Aesthetics and Beautifica tion Sub-Committee. Fate or RNC Cameras To Be Decided In Six Months Last Thursday, the Tampa City Council decided to request a study be made on the cameras left behind after the Republican National Convention. The study will reveal the feasibility of maintaining the cameras, whether the city will be able to afford it_, and -w"tt:re wouid they serve the city in their location. Councilman Frank Reddick said in six months, their decision will be based only on a budgetary issue. We know annual main tenance cost for the cameras is $186,000. "For now, the cameras are a tool of law enforcement, and between them and Mayor Buckhorn, the cameras can be deployed anywhere without the issue coming before the Council." Reddick said the JYlayor a.;thorityon the cameras, but they have exclusive authority of the money it will take to main tain them. Regardless of what the Mayor wants or what law enforcement wants, if we can't agree to appropriate the money to operate the cameras, it's a done deal." of fractures. Remember to walk within your tolerance levels.Gradually increase time spent walking from a half hour to one hour per day. Tip 2: Check Your Vision Many older adults require corrective lensesfor near and far sightedness. The right prescription for glasses can help reduce falls as you can see more clearly and avoid obstacles. Be sure your glasses are the right pre-scription! END BIG "When you E.N .D. B.I.G. you position yourself to start strong." -Selphenia NicholsSimmons Empowered greetings. As we approach the countdown to the close of this year, I admonish you to E.N.D. B.I.G. by Eliminating Negativity and Declaring Believing, Igniting and Growing. queror, a winner and a champion of your pursuits. Believe in your dreams your goals and your aspirations. They are within your reach. You can and you will achieve them. Be diligent about your efforts. Take the actions needed to stop thinking about your dreams so that you can start living out your dreams. Ignite your passion by believing in your dreams. Your unwavering belief helps you to pursue your purpose, perfect your performance and accomplish Debora Oliveira is an assistant professor interim director of the Division of Occupational Therapy in the School of Allied Health Sciences at Florida A&M University. She has been a clinician and instructor for more than 30 years. Eliminate the things that are depriving your time, draining your energy and depleting your resources. You must detoxify your system to eradicate the nega tivity in your life. the things that you desire. Lastly, connect with like0 minded people in a nurtur:!! ing environment, conducive for you to Gr"ow in your fJ) greatness, your gifting and your area of expertise.:-__ ::L Living Well101 Florida A&M University Office of Communications (850) 412-7770 Donate To JROTC Student Negative thoughts, negative people and negative actions are enemies to your success. They will keep you from living a full, satisfied and victorious life. Declare this instant and make a resolve in your mind right now, 'that you are going to break the chains of bondage that have been holding you back. No longer will you see yourself as defeated. You are a con-If yo-U are serious Z about ending big and J!! growing great, connect tD with Selphenia via: ? Email: thequeenofsucJ;; cess@yahoo.com::! Follow her on twitter Z @queenofsuccess1 Facebook: Selphenia Nichols Call or text 813956-0185. "'0 c: tD r-u; % m There's still time to donate to Destini Russ, the JROTC student from Tampa Bay Tech High School featured in Friday's issue. She is trying to get to Washington, D. C. for the Leadership Summit, which will also include the Presidential Inauguration. .. .......... ............. < m Call her mother, Eunice Russ, (813) 408-9701. The deadline is December 13, 2012. Additional Public Meeting Scheduled WHEN: Thunday, Dec. 20 6:30p.m. WHERE: All People's Life Centet' 6105 E. Sligh Ave. In Tampa The way garbage, recyclables and yard waste are collected in unincorporated Hillsborough County could be changing in October 2013. Hillsborough County Commissioners want to know what residents think about the new garbage collection options Hillsborough County has received bids on four residential collection service options for garbage, recyclables and yard waste. The County Commission will take public comments, service options and their prices into consideration in a workshop on Jan. 10,2013, before awarding contracts The options include tbe ami three other options that inclooe automated service with household garbage being collected in County-provided roll carts; and variations in tbe number of times each week that household garl>age, recyclables and yard waste are picked up. More infonnation is available on tbe website listed below. Other ways to let your voice be heard: Can't attend tbe meeting? 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a 1 head Belgian endive, bMrnnmned,separated into leaves 3/4 cup prepared crabmneat or shrimnp salad (fromn deli) Mixed olives DIRECTIONS: Wash and dry endive leaves. Place 1 rounded teaspoon salad onto base of each leaf; arrange in wreath shape on serving platter around a bowl of assorted olives of your choice of course. 2 packages creamn cheese, softened 1j2 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup sliced green onions, optional 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumnbled Parsley sprigs and diced pimientos, optional Assorted crackers DIRECTIONS: In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and onions if desired. Stir in bacon. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Inv ert a bowl in the center of a serving platter. Drop cream cheese mixture by rounded tabl espoon fuls around edge of bowl. Remove bowl. Smooth cream cheese mixture, forming a wreath. Garnish with parsley and pimientos if desired. Serve with crackers. 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese 1lh cups chopped cookedhamn 4 green onions, sliced 2 tablespoons honey mnustard 2 cans refrigerated biscuits 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon sesamne seed or poppy seed 2 tablespoons diced red and green peppers 1 green-onion fan, if desired DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 375F Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In bowl, stir to gether cheese, ham, onions and mustard. Separate 1 can of dough into 10 biscuits; leave second can in refrigerator. Separate each biscuit into 2 layers. Press each biscuit layer to form 3 1/2-inch round. Place 1 rounded tablespoon cheese mixture on each dough round. Wrap dough around cheese mixture, pinching edges to seal. Repeat with re maining can of dough and cheese mixture. Arrange 8 balls," seam side down and sides al most touching, to form ring on cookie sheet, leav ing 3" hole in center. 14 balls, si.des almost touching, around outside of first rmg. Arrange remaining 18 balls around outside of second ring. Brush wreath with beaten egg. Sprinkle with sesame seed. Bake 18-25 min. until golden brown. Carefully slide wreath from cookie sheet onto serving plat ter. Sprinkle with bell peppers. Place onion fan in center of wreath. Serve warm. Crackers Assorted sliced cheese, deli mneats Garish: raspberries or fresh parsley DIRECTIONS: Arrange crackers in large circle on serving plate. Cut cheese and meat into variety of shapes such as trees, bells, circles, triangles or stars. Top crackers with cheese shapes and meats. Continue layering crackers, cheese and meats to create wreath. Garnish with raspberries or parsley. Place fabric bow at bottom of wreath, if desired. 2 packs refrigerated sugar cookie dough 2-1/2 cups confectioners sugar 3 tablespoons mnilk 1 teaspoon vanilla green food color 1/4 cup red-hot cinnamnon candies DIRECTIONS: Roll out the cookie dough, u sing a holly leaf-shaped cookie cutter, cut out the dough and bake according to the directions. Allow to cool. In a bowl mix the confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla; mpc well. Stir in the food color and mix well. Frost the cookies; place 3 candies in a cluster at one end of each holly leaf. Allow to set, then layer the cookies on a platter to form a wreath.


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Polk. Countu News Lakeland BranchNAACP Elects Officers The Lakeland Branch NAACP held its Election of Officers on November 8, 2012 The following officers were voted in: Don Brown, President; Harold Silas, 1st Vice President; Larry Mitchell, 2nd Vice President; Christel Graham, Secretary; Reginald Ardis, Treasurer; and Executive Committee: Gladys Leggett and Jessica Campbell. Other vacancies will be appointed by the President. Don Brown is also the 3rd Vice President of the Florida State-NAACP. Lakeland PAL Host Annual Gala On Saturday November 10th, friends, family, busi ness associates and partners of the Lakeland Police Athletic League (PAL) gathered at the Apostle Henry Ross Center at PAL's annual gala focusing on breast cancer awareness and prescreening. Captain John Thomason of the Lakeland Police Department served as Master of Ceremony. The programme' outlined participants as follows: Presentation of the Flag -Kathleen High School ROTC; the singing of our National Anthem-Shree Chamberlain; Blessing of the Food Daryl Forehand, PAL Board Member; Acknowledgement of Special Guests City of Lakeland Mayor Gow B. Fields; 'city of Lakeland Commissioners: Commissioner Phillip Walker, Commissioner Howard Wiggs, and Commissoner Schultz, Veterans and PAL Board Members, Major Joe Holman, Polk County Sheriff's Office; breast cancer survivors: Shirley Engram and Songa Martinez. Entertaining performances were given by: The Revealing Truth Ministries' Mighty Marching Lions Band, PAL Hurricane Cheerleaders and The Polk County All-Star Cheerleaders. Special Remarks were given by Mayor Fields. After a PAL video pre-sentation, Ishiuan Hargrove, Watson Clinic Physicist introduced the evening's keynote speaker, Dr. Elisabeth L. Dupont, M.D., a Watson Clinic Breast Surgeon. At the age of 33, Hargrove was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Dupont, an honors grad of Tampa s University of South Florida befriended her and served as her physician dur ing that time. They share the joy of biking. The two of them took a 'bike hike' riding 200 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, DC. After a moment of silence in honor of the late Joann Taylor, one of Lakeland PAL's greatest supporters who past away of cancer in the early morning hours of November 10th, Tim Abram, PAL Executive Director presented awards to: Super Choice Foods, Regal and Superior Screening (2012 Business of the Year); Anthony Dozier (2012 Youth of the Year; and Nicara Daniels (2012 Volunteer of the Year). Because of their long time dedication to PAL, her husband, Earl Taylor attended the banquet on that evening. A ticket drawing gave prizes of $50 RaceTrac gas card, $6o Aguello's Restaurant, and Dinner & A Movie at Lakeside Village. A touching recitation about the impor tance of breast cancer pre screening was rendered by Johnnie Tucker. Closing Remarks were rendered by Lisa Womack, Chief-Lakeland Police Department. The evening concluded with a prayer by Gentle Lee Groover, Florida Diocese Bishop. The banquet proceeds raised benefits Lakeland's Police Athletic League and Breast Cancer Research Charities. Polk County Schools' Winter Break Begins The last day of school before the winter break begins for students of Polk County public schools is today (Dec. 14th). The dates of the break are Monday, Dec. 17th-Tuesday, Jan. 2nd. Students will return to classes on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Happy Birthday Shaw-Naif Talk extends wishes for a happy birthday to Michael Haynes, of Tampa, who will celebrate his 15th natal day on December 2oth. Michael is the son of Earl and Sharon Haynes. Special birthday wishes are extended to Ruben Allen, of T .ampa, (Dec. 21st); .and Myrtle Smith, of Lakeland, who will celebrate another natal day on December 22nd. Belated birthday wishes are extended to: Pamela Calloway of Lakeland who celebrated another natal day on November 22nd; Lakeland Attorney Kenneth C. Glover, who celebrated his birthday on December 9th; and to Barbara Davis, of Lakeland, and Audrey. Williams-Sherman, who both celebrated another year -of life on Oct. 31st. May God continue to bless each of you with many more birthdays! Shaw-NufShout-Out This week's Shaw-Nuf Shout-Out goes out to Albert Stevens and Linda Johnson, owner and coowner of Annie L's Cafe located at the corner of wth Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Thanks for all that yo u are doing to enhance the Paul A. Diggs community. Polk County Advertisers/ Distributors Sought We are in search of advertisers and distributors in the Polk Count}' area. Are you interested in advertising your business, church, organization, events, etc., in the Florida Sentinel Bulletin or having the Sentinel available for purchase at your church, agency or place of business? If so, please contact me at (863) 513-8437. Talk To Shaw-Nuf Shaw-Nuf Talk wants to hear from you. Share news and/ or photos of your celebrations, special events, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, family reunions, civic groups, social clubs, religious organizations, church programs and com munity news, etc., with the readership of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin by sending an e-mail to: shawnuftalk@yahoo.com or calling (863) 513-8437. Omicron Kappa Omega -Chapter Celebrates leaacv And Sisterhood luncheon ::D "TT r 0 Roxie McMillon, Pearl Joel and Albertha Whittley-Tabron attended the event. c )lo Service to all mankind, which is the commitment African American "Greek Culture" embraces to navi gate their community service beyond the collegiate years. The theme, Celebrating Our Legacy and Sisterhood offered opportu nity for honorees to demonstrate to the chapter mem bers their family members, and guests how to honor the past and prepare for its future while living the sorority' s national theme: Global Leadership through Timeless Service. With style and grace, members of Omicron Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. celebrated and honored seven members for their loyal com mitment and service collectively totaling 250 years. Celebrating the uniqueness of the past and predicte9 trans formational thoughts of the future were program partici pants Yvonne McShay, Brenda Tice, and Charlene Richard-son-Brinson. Joining these participants were their sorority sisters: Jacqueline Rose, Ollie Brown, and Kimberlie Richardson of Baltimore, Maryland. The college room mate of one honoree could not attend the luncheon; however, she sent a congratu latory letter. The entertainment perfor mance by the dynamic Polk State Jazz Chorus, under the directorship of Dr. John Anderson, included selec tions from Broadway musi cals. Making a special con nection with the audience, the director extended an invi tation to singa-long espe cially with selections, Somewhere from West Side Story and Keep Smiling from Fantasticks, the longest running Broadway musical. Meesha Downing, engaged the guests with a slideshow that featured the seven hon orees in an informative and vibrant, colorful PowerPoint presentation. Omicron Kappa Omega Chapter 2012 Golden honorees are: Albertha Whittley-Tabron and Pearl Joel, and general member, Roxie M"Millon. They have each served in var ious chapter lead ership roles throughout the years. Tabron was twice hon ored as Sister of the Year, in 1988 and 2001, respectively In the 70's, Mc-Millon and Tabron both served together while residing in Rochester, N.Y. Silver honorees are: en m z ::! z m r m c: r r z "'0 c: m r c;; ::1: m c m < m ...... c: m en c )lo z c Gloria Cozart, Vivian Underwood, Sandra King-Williams and Alison Adderley. These sisters also served in chapter leadership "TT roles and as chairperson to a host of program initiatives. In addition; Cozart, is a published poet and Underwood has twice been honored Sister of the Year in 1992 and 2008. Williams, was awarded teacher of the year at her school during the 2009-2010 school term, and recently Adderley presented to Emerging Young Leaders, a national AKA program initia tive for girls in grades 6-8. Giving the chapter J:ribute, sharing antidotal stories, pre senting gifts, and rendering closing remarks was Katrina Lunsford, Chapter President. Serving as committee members were:. Yvonne McShay, Chairperson and Sylvia Roberts, Bettye Goodwine, Antionette Smith, and Meesha Downing. G) Congratulations, ladies on m giving 250 years of service to ... all mankind.


__ a.----------------------------------------------------------------------------C\1 Eight-Year-Old Twin Girls Hear For First Time w (.) w c >= C( c a: LL SAND SPRINGS, OK -From an orphanage in Ethiopia to a small town in Oklahoma, two 8-year-old girls faced another life-alter ing change: They heard words for the first time. "Can you hear mamma?"was the first sentence Ruby Shasteen heard from her mother, Chris Shasteen. "Her eyes were just full of tears and she's just looking around trying to figure out, 'Where's this coming from?,'" Chris said. It was an am azing moment to witness. Ruby's 8-year-old sister, Kate, signed in excitement knowing she was next in line to hear. The two conquered their first step toward hearing two weeks ago at the Community Hospital in Oklahoma City. C That's where they got the ii: Cochlear implant, a device LL implanted into the ear that connects directly to the hear a: w Woman Pepper Spravs Man During Fight On Bus > After a man approached an W unidentified woman and ffi apparently spits on her dur J: ing a bus ride in Grand Rapids, Mich. she fired back co with some "spit of her own. Wood 8-TV reports that the Z woman immediately got up i= and sprayed the man in the W face with pepper spray. The ::j altercation began at the back :::J of the bus where the man's head movement suggests that w he spit on her, though that Z has not been confirmed It is not known what exactW l y started the fight. 0 The attack forced the man backwards, making him a: guard his face with his hands. 0 But he quickly charge d back ..J u. punching the woman rep eat-edly. Others on the bus moved away from the fight. No one tried to break it up based on the released video recording. A 2-year-old boy sitting nearly by was hit with Unidentified woman pepper sprays passenger during bus fight. some of the pepper spray the woman used on the male attacker. He was not seriously injured and was treated in a local hospital. The male suspect got off the bus and ran down a city street. Michigan Live reports that the sparring pair may have been in a relationship. Judge Orders Wisconsin Father To Stop HaVIng Children COREY CURTIS Corey Curtis, a father of nine children, was ordered by a judge on Monday to stop compulsively procreating" unless he can pay the $90,000 of child support he owes "It's too bad the court doesn't have the authority to sterilize," said Racine County Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle. Boyle, as part of Curtis' three-year probation, has prohibited the 44-year-old father from having any more children until he can prove he can financially provide for them. Curtis's n ine children were fathered with six differ ent women Common sense dictates you shouldn t have kids you can't afford,' Boyle added. In October Curtis plead ed no contest to one count of felony bail jumping and one count misdemeanor of failure to pay child support. The long child support bill comprises $50,000 in back payments plus an additional $40,000 in interest. PERSONAL INJURY & AUTO ACCIDENTS BARBAS ANDERS BUTLER&HovsEPIAN JOTOIINBYS AND COUNSaLOit.S It LAW J i mmie Butler Katherine Agl lano Automobile Accidents Boat/Jet Sid Accidents Motorcycle AccidentS Defective Products Slip and Fall co Wrongful Death I 1802 WEST CLEVELAND STREET TAMPA, FLORIDA 33606 All InJury Claims CIO ,... 813-254-6652 Free I nformatiOn Concerning Qua lifiCation s & Elcperience Ava i lable Upon Request The h iring of an attorney is an I mportant Cl8clelon that shOuld not be bused eolely upon adVert i sements Before you decide. ask us t o send you tree written I nformation Michigan Judge Suspended After Alleged IV Gening Witness Pregnant The Michigan judge that made headlines this past Spring for texting a topless photo of himself to a married bailiff is back in the news after accusations that he got a witness pregnant while pre siding over her child support case. Judge Wade McCree, who is married, allegedly had an affair with Geniene La'Shoy Mott after she brought her ex-boyfriend into McCree's court for failing to pay child support. McCree and Mott allegedly shared text messages discussing potential punishments for her former boyfriend, Robert King, and a fling following the case turned into something more Mott has now come forward because she was promised certain things she says.have not been carried out. "I met him as a litigant, a complaining witness in his courtroom, and he stayed around after the case was over and that's when ... our relationship picked up," Mott said. "It went from being a summer fling and just something to do ... to falling in JUDGE WADE MCCREE And GENIENE LA'SHOY MOIT .love, promises. or" marriage, me getting pregnant, us buy ing a house together, name it. After wife found out about the baby, the couple separated. Mott said she was still going to keep the baby, despite McCree offer ing her "anything she want ed" to have an abortion, Mott said. McCree has since gone to the authorities and accused Mott of stalking, but investi gators found his complaints baseless. "I believed him with everything," Mott said. "His actions showed me that he was leaving. He filed for divorce. I mean, there was nothing to say that we weren t moving forward." Campus Police Kill Unarmed Graduate Student With superhuman Strength' Saturday evening it took seven minutes and three Cal State San Bernardino police officers before their struggle with 38-year-old graduate student Bartholomew Williams was over, according to the Los Angeles Times. Williams was shot and killed by the San Bernadino police after officers responded to a complaint of disturbance. During the struggle with police, Williams grabbed an officer' s baton after he showed no effect from the officers hits to his body and used the officers' pepper spray against them, said a spokesman for the San Bernadino Police Department. Williams exhibited "super-human-type strength" during this whole ordeal, according to police. Two of the officers fired at Williams after h e wrestled the third officer to the ground and began kicking him in the head and torso, said spokesman Paul Williams. "This became a pro-. BARTHOLOMEW WILLIAMS longed, violent struggle," the spokesman said. The officers were responding to a dorm staff member complaint that Williams was allegedly behaving irrationally. Upon confronting Williams in the hallway upon their arrival, officers determined that he was a threat to him self and others. The officers tried to arrest Williams, but were unsuccessful Family members of Williams told police he suffered from a mental dis order and had stopped tak ing his medication.


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ROBINSON Said property being in the County of Hillsborough State of Florida Unless such cert i ficate shall be redeemed according to law the property descr i bed in such certificate shall be sold to the h i ghest bidder at the JJJry Aud it orium, 2nd Floor George E Edgecomb Courthouse 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa Fl 33602 on the day of January. 2013 at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale l ocation) Dated this day of December, 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk H you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk' s ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MACWCP II LLC 17913 the holder of the following certificate has filed said certif i cate lor 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.: 148821.0258 File No. : 2013-71 Certif i cate No.: 206890-09 Year of Issuance : 2009 Description of Property: WATERSIDE CONDOMINIUM I BLDG 34 UNIT 201 PLAT BOOK/PAGE : CB 07 / 93 SECTWP RGE: 28-28-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : CHARLES SPURGEON Sai d property being i n the County of Hillsborough State of Florida Unless such certif i cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property descr i bed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest b i dder at the Jury Auditorium 2nd F loo r George E Edgecomb Courthouse 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa FL 33602 on the day of January. 2013, at 10:00 A .M, (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location) Dated day of Otcember. 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate In this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-81 00 extension 4205 two (2) working days prior to the date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call711 TAX DEEDS NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MACWCP II LLC 117913 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 and the names in which it was assessed are as follows : Folio No.: 150020.0000 File No.: 2013-72 Certif icate No.: 207101-Cl9 Year of Issuance : 2009 Description of Property: FERN CLIFF LOT 380 PLAT BOOK/PAGE : 11/21 SEC TWP RGE: 30 28 19 SUBJECT TO All OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : JOSEPH B. WEEKS Said property being i n the County of Hillsborough State of F l or ida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certif ic ate shall be sold to the h i ghest b i dder at the Jury Aud i torium 2nd Floor George ;:. Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa FL 33602 on the day of January, 2013, at 10:00 A,M, (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale locat i on) Dated this day of Otcember. 2012, PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate In this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MACWCP II LLC 117913 the holder of the following certificate has fi_ led said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows : Folio No. : 148821 0398 File No.: 2013-73 Certificate No.: 2o6938-09 Year of Issuance: 2009 Description of Property : WATERSIDE CONDOMIN IUM Ill BLDG 5 UNIT 102 PLAT BOOK/PAGE : CB 08117 SECTWP RGE: 28 28-19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : BIG FOOT PROPERTIES, INC. 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 h i ghest bidder at the Jury Auditor i um 2nd Floor George E Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 East Twi ggs Street Tampa FL 33602 on the day of January. 2013. at 10:00 A.M, (NOTICE: Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale locat i on). Dated thi s day of December. 2012, PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with 1 disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate In this proceeding you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED II NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MACWCP II LLC 17913 the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be i ssued 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 : 156311.0000 File No : 2013-74 Certificate No.: 207918-09 Year of Issuance : 2009 Description of Pmperty: HEITER HEIGHTS LOT 1 BLOCK 2 PLAT BOOK/PAGE : 09 / 13 SECTWP RGE: 05 2919 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : BRAD VAN ROOYEN, TRUSTEE Said property being in the County of Hillsborough State of Flor i da Unless such certif i cate 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 Twi ggs Street, Tampa FL 33602 on the day of January. 2013. at 10:00 A.M, (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verify sale location) Dated day of December. 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough Cqunty, Aorida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needa any accommodation In order to In this proceeding, you are entitled, at no coat to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service Is needed; If you are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711. 8605 Tidewater Trail Sulphur Springs 4 Bedroom/1 Y2 Bath 3, 4 Bedroom Block Homes 7435 Dragon Fly Loop CHA WDH Fenced 3 Bedroom/2 Bath $800.00 Or $900 00/Monthly WDH, CHA Section 8 Welcome Section 8 Welcome Call (813) 503-5321 (813) 727-6782 Very Cute Temple Terrace Large Bungalow & Busch 3 Bedroom/2 Bath 4319 East Regnas 2 Living Booms 3/2 CHA, WDH New Carpet And 1 ,500 SF, Fenced Tile Throughout m $950.00/Monthly New A/C I 0 N $950.00/Deposit $800.00/Monthly w (813) 385-2298 Call (813) 361-0663 Holiday Rent Specials With No Application Fee Hillsborough & Orient -3/2 $975.00 Hanna & 37th St. -3/2 $875.00 Hanna & 37th St. -3/1 $845.00 Grant Park-4/2 $900.00 Forest Hills -3/2 $975.00 Dale Mabry & Spruce -3/2 $925.00 Gandy & Manhattan -3/1 $975.00 Section 8 Welcome Deposits Required Call Now 813-54S.:SS55 .t. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN t h at M ACWCP II LLC #17913 the hold er o f the following certificate has file d s a i d certificate for a tax deed to be iss ued thereon The certificate number a n d year of issuance the description of the property and the names in which i t was assessed are as follo ws: F o lio N o.: 152589.0000 F i l e No.: 2013 -75 Cer t ifica t e No.: 207404-09 Year o f Iss u a nce : 2009 Descript ion of Property: BEL MONT HEIGHTS NO 2 PB 31 PG 09 LOT 866 PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 31/09 SEC TWP AGE: 32 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : RETS GRIFFITH Said pr o perty being i n the County of H ill sborough State of Florida. Unless such cert i ficate shall be redeemed a c cord ing to law the property des c r i bed in such certificate shall be s old to the highest b i dder at the Jury Auditor i um 2nd Floor George E Edgecomb Courthouse 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa FL 33602 on the day of JanuarY. 2013. at 10 : 00 A.M. (NOTICE : Please call ( 8 1 3 ) 276 8100 ext. 4809 to verify s al e loca t ion). Dated day of [)ecember. 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a d isability who needs any accommodation i n order to part i cipa t e i n this proceeding you a r e ent i tled a t no cost to you, to the provis ion of cert a i n assistance. P l ease contact the Clerk' s ADA Coordinator 601 E Kennedy Blvd., T ampa Florida, (813 ) 276-8100 extens i on 4205 two (2) working days pri o r to the date the service is needed ; if you are hearing or voice i mpaired call 711. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, t ha t MACWCP II LLC #17913 the hold e r of t h e following certificat e has f i l e d sai d certi f ica t e for a tax deed t o be iss u e d thereon The cert ificate number a n d year of iss uance, the descriptio n of the pro perty a n d t h e n ames in w hich it was a ssessed are as f o llo w s : F olio No.: 159060.0000 File No.: 2013 -76 C ertificate No.: 208284.09 Year of Issuance : 2009 Description of Property: Gf!ANT PARK N 14FT OF LOT 20 AND LOT 21 AND W Y2 OF CLOSED ALLEY ABUITING ON E BLOCK 22 PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 06/30 SEC TWP RGE: 10-29 -19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed: WEST BAY DEVELOPERS fNC /TRUSTEE Said property being in the County of Hillsborough State of F l orida Unless such certifica t e shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the high e st bidder at the Jury Auditorium 2nd Floor, Geo r ge E Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa FL 33602 on the day of January. 2013. at 10:00 A .M. (NOTICE: Please call (813 ) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verily sale location) Dated this day of [)ecember. 2012 PAT FRANK Clerk Of The C i rcuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate In this proceeding you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk s ADA Coordinator 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa Flori da, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205-, two {2) working days prior to the date the service is needed ; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that MACWCP II LLC 17913 the hold e r of the follow ing certif i cate has file d s a i d certific ate for a tax dee d t o b e issu e d t hereo n The cert ificate number and year o f issu ance, the de scription o f the prope r ty, and the n a mes in which it was a ss es sed are as follows: Folio No. : 187443. 0000 File No.: 2013-n Certificate No. : 11045.09 Year of Issuance : 2009 Description of Property : SANCHEZ AND HAYA REAL ESTATE REVISED MAP LOT2 BLOCK2 PlAT BOOK/PAGE: 04/49 SEC TWP RGE: 07 29 19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : THOMAS MARTINO TRUSTEE Said property being in the County of Hillsborough, State of Florida Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Jury Audi torium 2nd Floor George E Edgecomb Courthouse 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa FL 33602 on the day of Januarv. 2013. at 10:00 A .M. (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verily sale location) Dated day of December. 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate In this proceed i ng, you are entitled, at no cost to you to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk's ADA Coord i nator 601 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205 two (2) working days prior to the date the service-Is needed ; If you are hearing or voice Impaired call711. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MACWCP II LLC #17913 the holde r of the following certificate ha s f i le d said ce rt if i cat e f o r a tax dee d t o be i s sued t h ereon. The certif i cat e n umber and year of i ssuance the de s cript i o n of the pro perty, and the name s i n which i t was assessed are as follows: Folio No.: 173539.0000 File No.: 2013-78 Certificate No.: 209539-Q9 Year of Issuance : 2009 Description of Property: CENTRAL VILLAGE LOT 5 BLOCK2 PLAT BQOK/PAGE : 29/40 SEC TWP RGE: 08 29 19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed: ANN DE MARIA Said property being in the County of Hillsborough State of Florida Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such cert i ficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium 2nd Floor : George E Edgecomb Courthouse 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa FL 33602 on the day of January. 2013. at 10 : 00 A.M. (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext. 4809 to verily sale location) Dated day of December. 2012. PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate In this proceed i ng 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 extens i on 4205, two (2) 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 MACWCP II LLC #17913 the holder of the f ollo w ing certificate has filed said certi f ica t e for a ta x deed to be i ssued ther eon. The cer tifica t e numb e r and year of iss u a nce t h e desc ript ion of the proper ty and the names in whic h i t w a s a s s essed are as follows: Folio N o : 158898.0000 F ile No.: 2013-79 Certif i cate No.: 208259-09 Year of Issuance : 2009 Description of Property : GRANT PARK LOT 16 BLOCK 1 0 AND W Y.F VACATED ALLEY ABUITING THEREOF PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 06/30 SEC TWP RGE: 10-29 -19 SUBJECT TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES Name(s) in which assessed : ALAN SCHREIER Said property being in the county of Hillsborough State of Flor i da Unless such cert i ficate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium 2nd Floor George E Edgecomb Courthouse 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa FL 33602 on the day of January. 2013 at 10:00 A .M. (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext 4809 to verily sale location) Dated day of December. 2012 PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate In this proceedi n g 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 Flori da (813) 276-8100 extension 4205 two (2) working days prior to the date the service Is needed ; If you are hearing or voice Impaired call 711. North Tampa And Temple Terrace 2 And 3 Bedrooms From $750 00 WDH 0 Deposit No Application Fee Section 8 Vouchers Welcome 813-915-9787 First Month Rent Free $50.00 Moves You In Excellent Rental History Required 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Burglar Bars 3023-B North 48th Street $575 00/Monthly (813) 238-6353 1413 E. 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Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa FL 33602 on the day of Jenuery 2013. at 1 0:00 A.M. (NOTICE : Please call (813) 276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location) Dated day of December. 2012 PAT FRANK Clerk Of The Circuit Court Hillsborough County, Florida OCTAVIA JARNEGAN Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation In order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk s ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 extension 4205, two (2) working days prior to the date the service is needed; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. INVITATION TO BID SHELTERED MARKET SOLICITATION This is a City of Tampa Sheltered Market solicitation for City of Tampa certified Small and Local Business Enterprises (SLBEs) and underutilized Women/Minority Enterprises (WMBEs) under Ordinance 2008-89 Equal Business Opportunity Act and Chapter 69-1119 Special Acts, Laws of Florida For information on becoming certified as a Small Local Business Enterprise or Women/Minority Enterprise firm please call the Minority and Small Business Enterprise Office at 813-274-5522. Sealed Bids from City of Tampa Certified Small Local Business Enterprises and Women/Minority Business Enterprises for the furnishing of the following will be received by the Director of Purchasing, City of Tampa, in his office until: 2:30PM ON 12121112 TRANSmON COUPUNGS, 2"-12" 3:00PM ON 12/21112 DEZURIK PARTS & VALVES 2:30PM ON 1/10113 WASTEWATER GRIT & JET-VAC DEBRIS REMOVAL @ HOWARD F. CURREN AWTPLANT PRE-BID MEETING TO BE HELD @9:00AM ON 12/19/12 @ HFC AWT PLANT, ADMIN. TRAINING RM, 2545 GUY VERGER BLVD., TAMPA FL then and thereafter to be publicly opened and read. Bid documents are available at the Purchasing Department (Phone No. 813 / 274-8351). Dated : 12/14/12 Gregory K. Spearman, CPPO Directo r of Purchasing City of Tampa, FL 306 E. Jackson Street Tampa, FL 33602 II DUPLEXES Large 1 Bedroom Duplex A/C, All Appliances Included $425.00/Monthly Drive By 2707 27th Street For More Information Belmont Heights Section 8 Only 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Duplex Burglar Bars Fenced-In Yard $650.00/Rent Deposit Required (813) 886-6397 II Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant To Section 865.09 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under signed, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Q. V. A. Paint & Home Services located at 2220 Clark Street. in the County of Hillsborough, in the City of Tampa. Florida 33605 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Tampa. Florida, this 14th day of December, 2012. Sole Owner(s) JORGE GARCIA 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: 2:00PM ON 1/8/13 CANINE & EQUINE FOOD & SUPPLIES 3:00PM ON 1/8/13 CITYWIDE GLASS REPLACEMENT SERVICES 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: 12114/12 Gregory K. Spearman, CPPO, FCCM Director of Purchasing City of Tampa, FL 306 E. Jackson Street Tampa, FL 33602 IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION .CASE NO.: 2012-16396 DIVISION: M SABINO ALDAY, Plaintiff vs. KIMBERLY A. PATTERSON Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION BY POSTING TO: KIMBERLY A. PATTERSON Whose Last Known Address Was: 224 Birch Lane Tampa, FL 33610 And Whose Present Address Is: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for establishment of ownership of personal property described as: 1985/LANE double wide mobile home, located at 224 Birch Lane, Tampa, FL bearing identification number: EJ05565A has been filed against you and you are required to server a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney, Linda Breen; whose address is: Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., 829 W. Dr. MLK Blvd., Ste .#200, Tampa, FL 33603, on or before December 26, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, George Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs St., Rm. 103, Tampa, FL 33602 immediately thereafter; otherwise a Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. H 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, Hillsborough County Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs St., Room 604, Tampa, FL 33602; (813) 272-7040, at least (seven) 7 days before your scheduled court or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated on 16th day of November 2012. 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How Has Christmas Changed Since You Were A Kidil BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer If you are 50 years or older, you can remember a time when Christmas meant being outside with your friends, skating and cycling all over town, and join ing your family for church serv Ices. Today, you seldom see children on the streets for Christ mas, because technology has taken over, and most of the gifts they get need to be plugged in. A few people around the town were asked how has Christmas changed since they were a child. These are their res ponses. Cornelius Hamilton: People today..-a re more con cerned about receiving than giving. Growing up in Miami, it was a time for friends and family to get to gether. I think today, people forget we're supposed to be cel ebrating the birth of Christ. "I recall last Christmas not seeing many children outside. Today, they just inside with electronic gadgets. I also think people today tend to be more selfish, and will get angry if they get nothing." Bill Sims: "What I've no ticed is there's not much love anymore. Everyone just wants to spend, and there's no love in the air. We desperatel y need to come together and just greet each other and wish each other well. Growing up in New York, I r emember waking up to see the tree with all the gifts underneath, and nothing but family around. We had sled races and snow ball fights. I miss that the most. When you got your toys, you went over to your friend's house to see what they had. Although our parents struggled, they looked out for us. They might not have been able to give us much, but what we got we appreciated." Michelle Walker: "Now, it's all com mercial. It's all about ma terial things. I miss the family time and doing things other people. I come from a big family, and it's a blessing for us to get together." Carolyn Taylor: "It's far too commer cial. Toys and gifts have taken the place of what Christmas is really about. It' s a day to celebrate the birth of Christ. "I really miss my childhood during the holidays. I miss vis iting my grandmother's house for the great food, family coming in from out of town, and just everyone getting together. It's difficult sometimes when you look back and notice the family members that aren't around anymore." Sheilah Youngblood: "Back then, we got what we needed. First of all, we all got Bibles. I think we need to educate our children about Christmas through reading the Bible. Christmas is really every day of your life. As a child, I enjo y ed learning about love and charity, and that you don't need a holi day to be kind to another per son. I miss the value of life and we all being concerned about each other. Today, it means nothing. They celebrate Christmas day, and the next day, go back to what they normally do all the time." Best Wishes for Peace and Joy H 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. this Season and a New Year of Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity Tltanks To All Ottr Clients For Allowing Us Tlze Opportunity To Serve Yott! GIBBS & PARNE.LL, P.A. Attorneys At Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death 722 E. Fletcher Ave. Tampa, FL 33612 813-975-4445 www.GibbsandParnell.com


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ADIA HOLLIST i nto her own and enjoying the experience. Someone even made a comment about how her choreography has improved." Natalie Fort (Mrs. Jacobs' niece), 11, is a student at Shorecrest Elementary School. Her parents are Drs. Kenyon and Nathalia (Tony) Fort. These young ladies are the grand c hildren of local grandparents Clarence and Yvonne Fort. Ms. Jacobs says the production takes quite a commitment from parents. For the last month, the 150-200 young people have rehearsed every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m-6 p.m. "You have to really know what you're getting into," she said Shelby Coney, the 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest (Anika) Coney at tended the 2011 production of The Chocolate Nutcracker to support her best friend, then first-timer, Kyndall Johnson the 8-year-old BEST FRIENDS, KYNDALL JOHNSON AND SHELBY CONEY daughter of Mr. and Mrs. lshmon (Tameca) Johnson. This past August, the 2 auditionedto gether and both were selected. "It is quite the commitment for parents!," Mrs. Johnson stated. "Anika and I have re ally, really helped each other with transportation .and other obligations to get through these very hectic 4 months." Locally, Shelby is the granddaughter of Rev. and Mrs. Ernest (Chloe) Coney. The Chocolate Nutcracker is a spin on Russian Peter Tchiakovsky's classic (Nutcracker) beginning with a Harlem Renaissance swing setting and then taking the audience to J azzland, Gospeland, Land of Funk, Africa, Brazil and many more experiences. This year's featured guest artist is Warrington Hudlin, film producer, Boomerang and the original House Party as "Uncle Al." PATTY S ER.VIC.ES Don't forget, if you are injured in an auto accident, slip and fall, or pedestrian incident call Michelle B. Patty's Referral Service and let me assist you. 18131495-3102 .. To All My Clui11U,Family & Frientls Hope You Have A Merry Chmtnuu And A H"PPY New Year Attorney & Counselor At Law lAW OFFICE OF PATRICIA DAWSON, P.A. Cypress POint Office P.vk N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 101 Tampa, Fl33618 (813) 386-5730 During Tbis Holiday Season I Pause To Say "Thank You" Your Loyalty & Patronage ua v Christmas & New Year May Tlte Joy & Peace of Tlte Season Be Fours/ .MelT)' Ckrisllllas & A Happj New Year! Thank You For Your Patronage Throughout The Years Atty. Miriam L. Sumpter-Richard Fresh Start Law Firm, Inc. 620 E. Twiggs St. Suite 205 Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 387-7724 m < m c: m en c )> z c ., ::u 6


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Merr.Y C ristmas Organizations Donate Bicvcles To Restaurateur For Christmas Give-a-wav BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Throughout the year, Alex Cooks, of Alex's Southern Style Barbecue, 5362 West Vil lage Drive, in Carrollwood, collects donations. At the end of the year, Cooks takes the money and purchases new bi cycles for youngsters. At the time of the theft at his business, Cooks said the suspects used a large rock to break the glass door into the restaurant. The donation jar taken con tained about $500 .00. Cooks reported the burglary to the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. The in vestigation continues. On Tuesday, the Hillsbor ough County Sheriffs Office ALEX COOKS ... Owner of Alex's Southern Barbeque in partnership with the HCSO Charities, Inc., will donate 55 new bicycles to the Alex 's Christmas For Kids Program ; Detective Will Have 1 Dinerent-Kind 01 Christmas This Year BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor For the past 19 years, Tampa Police Detective John Belk has patrolled the streets of Tampa His goal was to keep the city that he loves safe. This year, however, Christ mas will be different for the Plant City native He is battling cancer and won't be able to do the things he normally does in the community. Detective Belk said he felt his energy draining while working the Republican Na tional Convention in August "I worked a lot of overtime and I was watching over two squads I felt myself getting weaker every day, but God allowed me to complete my assignment." Detective Belk said he was in Plant City when he de cided to drive himself to the hospital. He recalls passing out and was admitted to the hospi tal. After a series of test, Detective Belk learned he had brain cancer. He stated that he has un dergone treatment, but he's not out of the woods yet. "I still have a good battle ahead of me. The fight is on, I'm not giving up. I'm above ground and I'm keeping God in my life. God knows He is first." Detective Belk is cur rently living with his mother, Mrs. Betty Belnavis, in East Tampa. He is separated and the father of two adult sons, Mario and Johnathan. After graduating from high school, Detective Belk en tered the Air Force and served 41!2 years. After returning home, Detective Belk learned that the Tampa Police Department was hiring minori ties. "I was on my way to the club when I heard it on WTMP. I was hired and worked in sev eral areas including narcotics." TAMPA POLICE DETECTIVE JOHN BELK However, the detective has spent the last 8 years of his ca reer in Uniform District III. "I like it over here. This is where my family is. I like to be around my folks --the good, the bad, and the ugly --you just try to work through it," he said. Prior to becoming ill, Detective Belk enjoyed being outdoors, traveling, and spend ing time with kids. "We would have Christmas events to raise money for the kids and recog nize them, trying to give it back." He said they would con centrate on young boys and re ward them for good behavior. While attending the Uni versity of South Florida, Detective Belk became a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He graduated .with a B. A in Criminology. Detective Belk is 6'8" tall and is in need of a hospital bed that fits. Anyone wishing to send him cards or donations can send them to: Detective John Belk, C/0 the Tampa Police Department District III Office, 3808 N. 22nd Street, Tampa, FL 33610. Although he won't be able to do the things he normally does on Christmas, Detective Belk said, "I want everyone to have a great holiday and love one another." The organizations will make 'the presentation to Cooks at -1oa.m. After the burglary Cooks said, "The neighborhood has responded well and the dona titms are coming in. Cooks, who is the father of four sons, launched the pro. gram in 1999. He partnered with the Hillsborough County School District to determine which children are in most need This year, Cooks ex pects to bring smiles to the faces of about 700 children. He Will donate the bicycles on December 19th. Since the inception of the program, has donated more than m 13,000 to needy children. He raised enough in 2007 to do-m nate 1,416 new bicycles. :::D Anyone wishing to donate to HCSO Charities, Inc. for future projects can visit http: //www.Charities.aspx. N AIKENS FUNERAL HOME WISHES THE COMMUNITY A JOYFUL AND BLESSED HOLIDAY SEASON FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SERVING YOU OVER 30 YEARS Thomas & Yvonne Aikens, Owners, L.F.D. Yvonne and La Cheryl Aikens,. L.F.D.l.C (Mom and daughter working together with the "A" Tile "A, Te11111 A COIIIpiiSSIOIIIlle 111111 profess/011111 slllffi Ros1111dre11 McClendon, LED., Cllll'ence DIIIIIIIS, Slllll'on TlloiiiJison, Jollnny Ho11gll, 6/e11 lrdliiiiiiS, L1111l Powell, George hgll, Cll11rles Borders, Regin11/d WIISIIington, Nllltdie PoweD, lrdlie B. Doyle, Wi/611111 Wllee/eT, Moses Dnis, Dll/7'eU Jollnson, Te.Ukll Coker, K11111 McCrq, Allllrq Clllrke, YIISIIon Longo 1111d Rev. Micllul Neilly.


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Readers Share Their'Best Christmas Memorv' BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Christmas is the time of year when the unexpected sometimes happen. Each year, we have experiences that re main with us for the rest of our lives. Some Sentinel readers share d so m e of the special mo ments of Christmases past with our readers. Travis Abercrombie said, Fortunately, I don t have a favorite Christmas memory. I say fortunately because all of my Christmas' are special to me because I spent them around m y loved ones. When I had the chance to go home, I spent them with my family where we played games and laughed about things that happened. When I stayed down here, I spent it with my girlfriend, whom I love very much, and she did everything she could to make Christmas feel just as special as the previous ones. So every Christmas ca rries with it a favori te memory and remind s me how blessed I am to have people in m y life who love me." Ms. Janelle McGregor said, One of my favorite holi da y memories was the year my mom piled my siblings and I in the car on Christmas Eve and headed up north in search of snow. We had to settle for hot dogs and chips instead of a traditional holiday meal, but it was all worth it when we got to spend Christmas in Kentucky playing in the snow for the first time in our lives Ms. Chris Dingle said she has fond memories of Christ mases past. "My best mas memories are when my daughter niece, a nd neph ews were small. I played Santa and waited for them t o fall asleep Then, I brought out all of their gifts and toys and waited to watch their faces on Christmas morning." Mrs. Gwendolyn Miller said, "My best Christmas mem ory happened two years ago, going on a cruise with my hus band. We had time to be alone. There were no telephones no intrusion s, just being a bl e to be alone with my husba nd. It was just exciting to get away from everything Ms. Thelberta Daniels said, "My best memory of Christmas memories will be this year. I will be able to pro vide for my famil y after being unemplo ye d for a few years. Medical reasons kept me from working. Thanks to CDC of Tampa, I have gone from being a volun teer for them for almost a year to being a fulltime Administra tive Assistant. The opportunity CDC has given me has made my children feel proud of me, and to know, their Christmas will be merry this year." HCIV-A.m-nc:l-d H<::>llc:ICiy H<::>urs __ .,. Dls.,.rlbu.,.lc:>n ... .... .... Sunday. Thursday. Dcrnbel' 231'c:l Decrnbel' 2'7Hll (Tuesday ( Friday All c.opy To In 1 w-k In Advc:11nc. <:>mea Will Be C:losecl C:hrlstrnas Eve a C:hl'lst:rnas Day. Middleton High Class 01 1966 Christmas Partv The Middleton High School Class of 1966 held its Christmas Party recently at the Embassy Suites Tampa-USF. Class members in attendance were: first row, Yvonne Smith, Elaine Johnson, Cynthia Few, Thissing Rubin Padgett, Jackie Dupree, Carolyn Williams, Louise Holder, Christine Ray Moon and Car olyn Watkins. Second row, C. Brooks, C. Russ, L, Nelson, Linda Roberson, Eva James, Elizabeth Belton, Charlesetta Arlie, Mary Hobley, Helen Rhanes, Elizabeth Lewis, Ophelia Ball, Gloria Jackson, Ramona Hughes, Annie Robertson and Irene Newberry. Third row, G. Collier, Ed Bailey, Jr. C. Walker, C. Henry, Tyrone Brown, Bernard Reese, Brenda Reese-Brown, Harold Rice, Freddie Bowden and Charles Jen nings. Fourth row, Bennie Holder, Charles Hearns and Ron Anderson. (Photos by Julia Jackson)


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