Archive | December, 2009

Little Richard Recovers

Posted on 16 December 2009 by The Florida Star Online

FStar-121209-a-01kRock and Roll Hall of Famer, Little Richard, who was 77 S a t u r d a y , December 12, is recovering following hip surgery. Even while in pain, it is told that he continued his tour until surgery last week. His plan is to get back to his rigorous performing schedule ‘very soon.’

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A Blue Light in the Skies Lighted the Way for President Obama Receiving Nobel Prize

Posted on 16 December 2009 by The Florida Star Online

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Although there was much anticipation of how the world and President Obama would handle his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize after his move regarding Afghanistan. And when the blue light covered the Norwegian skies, there was even more concern. However, President Obama made such a speech there was less criticism but much praise.

On Friday, it was explained that the strange light was a Russian missile that suffered an unspecified failure.FStar-121209-a-01j

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America’s Dynasty Moving on Down

Posted on 16 December 2009 by The Florida Star Online

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If someone had told you about this chart, would you have believed it? It is truly amazing how the wealth of American companies have declined.  This is possible because so many jobs are going to overseas workers and so few creative work and manufacturing
is still being done in this country.

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Remember Pearl Harbour, 12-7-41

Posted on 16 December 2009 by The Florida Star Online

FStar-121209-a-01gWhen one talks of Pearl Harbour, they think only of the sailors and the ships. Arnetta Jackson, as a young lady pregnant, a brother in the Navy and other male family members who were also in the military, remembers it well. She remembers the fear that came over her with a baby due in two to three weeks and the prayers she sent up, concerned about her brother and the blimps. That fear manifested itself and drove her into labor. Her daughter, Evelyn, was born the very next day – December 8. She did not wish to wait another day and neither did her mother. She was living in Brunswick, a Navy area with ships being built and pregnant She will always remember Pearl Harbour.

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Over 10,000 candles for Health care Reform

Posted on 16 December 2009 by The Florida Star Online

FStar-121209-a-01fOn Tuesday night, candle light vigils were in 48 states and Washington, D. C. with more than 10,000 participating.

In Nevada, MoveOn members delivered over 170,000 petition signatures to Senator Harry Reid’s staff and in Washington, D.C., over 200 people joined public option champions Senators Bernie Sanders and Roland Burris, and Reps. Raul Grijalva, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Barbara Lee, Lynn Woolsey, and Donna  Christensen just outside the Senate to demand real reform with a public option. The vigils were held throughout the states of Florida and Georgia.

In Jacksonville, the vigil was led by MoveOn workers, led by Judy at the corner of Main, State and Union. Clara McLaughlin, host of Impact Radio show, and publisher of The Florida Star newspaper did her normal radio show live at the event on progressive radio station, FM105.3, allowing many of those in attendance to voice why they were there and to tell of some of their experiences without health care after losing their jobs.

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Tyler Perry Loses Mother

Posted on 16 December 2009 by The Florida Star Online

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Tyler Perry’s mother, Willie Maxine Perry, died Tuesday. She was 64 years of age.

Perry said that his mother was very loving and provided the inspiration for his famous character, Madea. Ms. Perry was a pre-school teacher and worked at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center.

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Gator Defensive Coach is Promoted

Posted on 16 December 2009 by The Florida Star Online

FStar-121209-a-01dFor The University of Florida Gators Defensive Coach Charlie Strong, after 23 years, is getting the opportunity at head coach.

It was announced that Coach Strong will lead Louisville as the head coach. The 49-year old will be the 11th black head in the Football Bowl Subdivision. He has been a defensive coordinator for 11 seasons in the  Southeastern Conference.

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Rapper Plies Sued by Five

Posted on 16 December 2009 by The Florida Star Online

FStar-121209-a-01cRapper Plies, has been sued by five men from Gainesville, along with his record label, Sli-N-Slide
Records, Inc. and the night club where Plies was performing, 238 West on West University Avenue.
The attorney handling the suit, is Christopher Chestnut who has offices in Gainesville, Jacksonville
and other Florida cities. Mr. Chestnut is handling the suit on behalf of Billy Dee Williams, Michael L. Daymon, Edwin D. Faircloth, Steve Jean-Jacquesss and Dorian S. Johnson, who were shot during the concert in 2006.

According to reports, Plies was performing when his microphone was cut off at the club. He
became angry and a fistfight started. His bodyguards, Troy D. Carnegie and Ronnell L. Lavatte, as well as his security guard, all pulled out guns and began firing. The victims were all shot in different parts of their body.

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Stolen Car Ring Caught

Posted on 16 December 2009 by The Florida Star Online

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Apparently the law changed, and the six men above and three others, were not aware of the change as they performed their operation buying or transporting stolen cars. After receiving the vehicles, the operators would salvage them for parts and crush them into scrap metal. The method of stealing the vehicles was so fast, it was difficult to keep up, according to Sheriff Rutherford. A person would leave their cars for just a short moment and return to an empty space. The vehicle would be destroyed before the police could follow up with a report. However, a law went to affect last year that required all cars to come with a title of ownership before the car could be crushed.

The report said the thefts occurred at ABC Automotive and Salvage and at R&R Used Parts. There are ten salvage businesses in this city. Arrested: Donald Taylor, Johnathan Bradley, Jerry Gadsden, Paul George, Todd Robinson and Robert Sands. Three more are wanted.

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Man Left for Dead on Lawn

Posted on 16 December 2009 by The Florida Star Online

FStar-121209-a-01The neighbors and persons passing by heard gun shots at the Roosevelt Gardens apartments located in the 700 block of Lincoln Court and immediately called JSO. They found the victim lying on the lawn and also found bullet damage to one of the buildings.

People in the area told a Florida Star person that it is rumored that the victim, though they would not give a name, is the person who shot a taxi driver. They also stated that the cab driver was killed just a few feetaway from where the victim of this shooting was found. Their statement: “God does not like ugly.”

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the shooting and had not released any information as of this writing.

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