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Free tax help for Ohio residents
Its almost tax season, and free help is available
that should make tax time less “taxing” for thousands in
Ohio. Eligible residents can receive with filling out federal and state income-tax returns through the Ohio Benefit
Bank. At a time when many are struggling, says Maryjo
Mace-Woodburn, director of work-support initiatives at
the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks, the
benefit Bank can help working individuals and families
maximize the refund amounts they’ll recieve.
Style event to help battered women
Tristian Dove, 23 months
old, is the son of Nancy Minifee
and Kevin Dove. He is the grandson
of Wanda Dove and he has a hearty
appetite for chicken. Being a playful
kid, Tristian’s favorite toy is wrestling men.
Are you a woman looking for trendy, up to date, designer clothes at reasonable prices? It is that time of year when
we all need a little style and The Battered Women’s Shelter of
Medina and Summit Counties would like to help you pump up
your wardrobe by inviting the public to their first ever “Week of
Style” event for women of all ages and sizes. The week of fashion will take place on March 9th through the 16th from 1p.m. to
7p.m. at St. Joes Community Center. Purchase tickets on-line
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VOL. 33 No. 2
Tuesday,January 17 , 2012 Friday, January 20 , 2012
MLK concert held at Severance
Tipton II, music director of the
Symphony of Southeast Texas,
presided over the 23rd annual
“Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert” at Severence
The program began
with the presentation of the Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service awards by Mayor
Frank Jackson, Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell, and
Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell.
This years reciepients
were Donshon Wilson who is
the band director of the Shaw
high School Marching Band, and
Dontea Gresham, a high school
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service awards were presented by Mayor Frank Jackson,
Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell, and Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell to Donshon
Wilson, and Dontea Gresham.
Shaw bus catches fire
A bus carrying members
of the Shaw Cardinal High School
band recently caught fire on I-90.
According to Band Director Donshon Wilson all the
members of the band were able to
make it off the bus safely and that
there were no injuries.
The band was en-route to
perform at a Martin Luther King
Day concert in Erie, Pennsylvania.
According to Lake County Sheriff’s Department the Mid-
town Express Bus Company Line
was carrying 50 students, parents,
and staff when a tire blew out and
caught on fire.
Students were to board
another bus to make their performance. Several instrumnets were
lost in the fire.
The marching band has
won numerous awards, and the
students have had the opportunities
such as playing in Beijing, China
during the 2008 Olympics.
Gasoline prices drop in area
The current average
price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline in Northeast Ohio
is $3.34, down 13.4 cents per
gallon from a week ago. The national average is $3.38.
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The orchestra played
Beethoven’s Overture to “Fidelio”
and Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture.”
“Danse Negre” from Samuel
Coleridge Taylor’s “African” was
intensely dramatic.
Spirituals like “Don’t You
Let Nobody Turn You ‘Round”
and the Gospel song “Precious
Lord,” recieved standing ovations.
“Praise His Holy Name”
and “I’ve Been ‘Buked” took on
whole new characters with the addition of some 120 new singers,
many performing from the balcony.
“We Shall Overcome,”
was the final selection, and it was a
wonderful tribute to Dr. King and
his legacy.
land Aquarium was held recently in
the FirstEnergy Powerhouse at the
Nautica Entertainment Complex to
officially open the new world-class
aquarium. The festivities included
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson,
Council President Martin Sweeney, Councilman Joe Cimperman,
and private partners of the project
joining together to release dozens of balloons from a 200 gallon
container, creating a water-like
cascade above the entranceway to
symbolize the “ Just Add Water”
theme of the aquarium.
Partners in the Greater
Cleveland Aquarium include Jacobs Entertainment, Inc., owner/
developer of the Nautica Entertainment Complex, and Marinescape
NZ Limited, the world’s leading
developer of walk-through aquariums. The aquarium is also supported by FirstEnergy Corp. and AMPCO, the parking lot operator for the
Nautica Entertainment Complex,
both contributing funding to the
The Greater Clevland
Aquarium offered preview days
for annual pass holders on January 19th and 20th and opened to
the public beginning January 21st.
Features include 10 aquarium exhibition areas with 35 tanks integrated into the historic FirstEnergy
Powerhouse that create an exciting underwater enviroment with
special emphasis on the building’s
unique architectural elements.
Visitors will be impressed by
Marinescape’s SeaTube, a worldclass attraction that allows people
to walk through a 500,000 gallon
tank offering panormic views of
marine life, including 15 sharks of
various species, some up to seven
feet long.
Exhibition areas are indentified by themes, including Everglades, Florida Keys, and Ohio
Lakes and Rivers. A “Touch Tank”
exhibit actually allows visitors to
lean in and touch marine life including rays, baby sharks and starfish.
The Greater Cleveland
Aquarium utilizes Windows on
the River’s banquet facilities and
Jacobs Pavilion for aquarium-related special events. Annually, the
Greater Cleveland Aquarium is expected to attract 400-500,000 visitors to downtown Cleveland, generate $9.6 to 27.2 million of local
economic impact and create 50 full
and part-time jobs with a payroll of
$1.6 million.
“The Greater Cleveland
Aquarium adds a new dimension to
tourism in Cleveland and continues
the wave of new development on
both sides of the river,” said Jeffrey P. Jacobs, CEO of Jacobs Investments, Inc.
“ The aquarium is one of
the many new attractions that will
help reinforce downtown Cleveland as a destination for residents,
international visitors and businesses,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson.
“ Cleveland has tremendous assets
to build off of such as our waterfront, and projects such as this
help to transform our city into an
international destination,” Jackson
Marinescape has developed 23 major walk-through
aquariums throughout Europe,
Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Russia during the
past 26 years. The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is Marinescape’s
first aquarium development in
the United States and builds on
its successes with new, cuttingedge technologies. Marinescape
created a winning formula that
helped transform aquariums into
dynamic visitor attractions with
the SeaTube and its “ Three E’s”
philosphy. Marinescape aquariums have succesfully used this “
Environmental Education through
Entertainment” formula to provide
enviromental education to more
than 150 million aqaurium visitors
“ The Greater Cleveland
Aquarium is our first aquarium in
North America and we have made
it a special one,” said Ian Mellsop, managing director of Marinescape. “ Our designers worked
overtime to develope some very
creative ideas in this extraordinary
building,” Mellsop said.
The Greater Cleveland
Aquarium has classrooms and a
teaching staff that will offer lessons developed in conjunction
with local boards of education.
The staff is expected to collaborate
with local schools and universities
on research projects and develop
local community-based ecological and educational outreach programs.
General admission charges are $21.95 for adults, $15.95 for
children ages 2 to 12, and children
under 2 are free. Annual passes
begin at $50 and allow pass holders express admission. The Greater
Cleveland Aquarium is open Monday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m
to 6:00 p.m For further information, visit www. GreaterClevelandAquarium.com.
Aquarium makes big splash with opening
ceremony for the Greater Cleve-
Sexual assault legislation introduced
Top photo: A worker at the Cleveland Aquarium shows off a Horseshoe Crab from the Pacific Ocean during the recent opening ceremony to a
visitor. Photo right: Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson attended the opening of
the aquarium and presented Ian Mellsop, managing director of Marinescape,
with a proclamation from the city of Cleveland.
senior who served as President
of the Cleveland NAACP Youth
The concert was a mix
of classical, gospel and spiritual
music, and was performed by
the orchestra accompanied by the
renowned Central State University Chorus under the direction
of William Henry Caldwell and
the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus which was formed
from members of 60 church choirs
around Northeast Ohio.
The orchestra featured
violinist Alexandra Alvarado
Switala, of Texas, who was the
winner of the annual Spinx Competition, a contest for young African-American and Hispanic string
players. She played Ravel’s “Tzigane.”
State Senator Nina Turner
(D-Cleveland), recently introduced
Senate Bill 283, the Compassionate
Assistance for Rape (CARE) Act.
The legislation would help to ensure
that sexual assault survivors are offered medical treatment following an
“It is absolutely imperative
that victims of sexual assault are provided with the full array of treatment
information and options when they
seek medical assistance,”Turner said
. “This legislation will make sure
they receive the level of care that
they deserve.”
The CARE Act would require that all hospital emergency
rooms provide sexual assault survivors with treatment that can prevent
pregnancy and sexually transmitted
infections if the survivor wishes to
take them. The bill would not require
assault survivors to submit to any
treatment, but would only require
hospitals to let them know what options are available and provide them
if desired.
“These measures will
guarantee equal access to care
for victims across the state, regardless of the beliefs of the
institution they seek assistance
from,” Turner said . “It should
not come down to the luck of
the draw; victims should be able
to decide what treatment they
receive, not hospitals.”
According to a 2007
survey of emergency rooms,
almost 20 percent of the Ohio
hospitals that responded do not
guarantee access to emergency
contraception. The CARE Act
seeks to reduce that number by
placing the responsibility on the
hospital to have policies in place
that ensure safe and equal access
to all medical options.
State Representatives
Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Nancy Garland (DNew Albany) will co-sponsor
companion legislation in the
Ohio House of Representatives.
Ohio Lieutenant Governor and
Department of Insurance Director Mary
Taylor recently announced the department’s top fraud and enforces cases for
2011 and cited that the agency opened
233 insurance fraud cases last year, handled 1,678 agent misconduct cases, took
administrative action against 240 individuals and entities and referred 72 individuals for prosecution.
“ Because insurance fraud im-
pacts everyone in the form of higher
insurance costs, fighting fraud is a
top priority at the department,” Taylor said. “ We have a team of fraudfighting professionals working on
behalf of Ohioans bringing to justice those who break the law. We are
also working to improve outreach
and to raise awareness in an effort to
prevent fraud from occurring in the
first place.”
Fraud cases announced
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Tuesday,January 17 , 2012 - Friday, january 20 , 2012
Christopher Carlson appointed BWC chief actuarial officer Allman turns up the volume on Chronic Hepatitis C
Ohio Bureau of
(BWC) Administrator/CEO
Stephen Buehrer recently announced the appointment of
Christopher Carlson as chief
actuarial officer. Carlson will
be responsible for directing the activities of BWC’s
actuarial division, setting
employer premium rates to
cover the cost of care for
Ohioans injured on the job.
“BWC’s actuarial
operations are among our
most important functions to
fulfilling our responsibility to
support the care and recovery
of Ohio’s injured workers, as
well as the health of Ohio’s
businesses by charging the
lowest possible premiums,”
Buehrer said. “Over Christopher’s 32 years of insurance
and actuarial experience, he
has developed the specialized
skill set we need in this key
position within BWC.”
Carlson most recently served as consulting actuary for Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., an actuarial and
management consulting firm.
He previously worked for 15
years as actuarial officer for
Nationwide Insurance.
Carlson is a fellow
of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) and a member
of the American Academy of
Actuaries (MAAA). He is a
past president of the Casualty
Actuarial Society (CAS), former chair of the CAS Board
of Directors, and served CAS
in several other capacities.
He has been a member of the
Casualty Committee of the
Actuarial Standards Board
and served on the Board
of Directors of the American Academy of Actuaries
(AAA). He has been a member of the Academy’s Casualty Practice Council since
He is also a frequent
speaker at industry events,
including numerous presentations at educational seminars and meetings conducted
by CAS, the AAA, as well as
in South Africa and Australia.
Carlson earned a
bachelor of science in mathematics from the University
of Oregon.
Adcom Group adds personnel to its group
The Adcom Group
of Companies, a Cleveland
based full-service marketing
firm, recently announced the
additions of Nick Dyko as
interactive desogner, James
Abrams as account executive
and Benjamin Murphy as assistant account executive
Dyko joins Optiem
as an interactive desgner
within the Creative and Art
department. He will work
collaboratively with Ideation
and account service personnel
to serve a number of accounts,
including Sherwin- Williams.
He earned a bachelor of fine
arts degree in graphic design
from the University of Akron.
Abrams Joins Adcom as an account executive. This is his second stint
with Adcom. He worked for
the company as an assistant
production artist from 20072009.
In his new role,
Abrams will assist in managing accounts, including the
Cleveland Cavaliers. Abrams
graduated from Hampton
University with a bachelor's
of fine arts degree in graphic
design and has earned his
MBA from the University of
Murphy is a recent
graduate of Michigan State
University with a bachelor of
arts degree in marketing. He
interned at Adcom in 2010.
Part of The Adcom
Group of Companies, Adcom
Communications is an integrated full-service marketing
communications company
within the consumer, business-to-business, non-profit
and industrial marketplaces.
Adcom provides clients nationwide with brand development and management,
marketing strategy, creative
development as well as online, offline media buying.
Allman—Rock and Roll Hall
of Famer and founding member of the Allman Brothers
Band-began to feel very fatigued a little over a decade
After a visit with
his doctor, Allman received
unexpected news: He’d been
living with chronic hepatitis
C for years.
Allman waited to
get treated, and-when he was
treated—his treatment failed.
He ultimately had to have a
liver transplant. It was a long
road for the rock legend, but
he received strong support
from friends, family and his
fellow musicians.
He also talked to
other people with chronic
hepatitis C.
“In the beginning,
I didn’t tell anyone because
I wasn’t sure what people
would think, but then I decided to share it with my friends
and family,” said Allman. “I
was surprised and grateful
for all the support I received.
It was amazing to me how
many people came forward
to say that they had chronic
hepatitis C, too.”
Now, just one year
after his surgery, Allman is
'Is the Dream Still Alive?' held at Rice library
The Harvey Rice
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levard, recently had the grand
opening for the art exhibition
entitled, “Is The Dream Still
Alive?” The exhibit features
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on display through February
The first artist, Anthony Clark, does graphic
novels because his inspiration is comics. The second
artist, Sheena Sherrod gets
her inspiration through striving for a brighter day. She focuses on the fact that children
are the future through a litany
of photographs.
The next artist, Ricardo Jackson does two pictures of Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. The younger picture
portrays him in color with
eyes of youth and vigor. The
older picture is in gray scale
and depicts him as continuing
to fight for justice.
The artist, Shila Iris
has a collection that is called
“The Culture Creation Series”, and she says that, “African American communities
lack culture.” She uses items
around the house for her artwork.
She also believes society
need to embrace the elements
of our culture. The last artist, Anna Arnold is a muralist
and known for her creative
trash cans on Buckeye. Arnold holds a Bachelor of fine
arts degree in drawing and
video from Cleveland Institute of Art. She believes in
the use of bright and vibrant
The other portion
of the program was the Griot
Project which is a “collective
of poets, artists, and musi-
cians who are dedicated to
the cultural and artistic enrichment of the community,”
Their mission is to uphold the
rich African traditions and
heritage through the use of
literal, visual and performing
arts. The Griot Project hosts
a performance called Poetic
Power on every Wednesday,
at the library from 4 to 6 pm.
The event is an opportunity where the group
reaches out and teaches the
community to write and recite poetry of all kinds from
haiku to freestyle. The Griot
Project showed everyone a
sample of their poetic styling
through a piece called, The
Chronology of Black Literacy and it was very thought
The Center Street
Swing Bridge is currently
closed to vehicular traffic. The closure is due to
an electrical issue with
the stabilizing mechanism which is preventing
the bridge from closing
properly. Repairs to the
bridge are being coordinated with the contractor
and ODOT. The detour
route for northbound
traffic will be south on
Columbus Road, west
onto Abbey Avenue, and
west onto Lorain Avenue, north onto west 25th
street and east onto Main
For southbound
traffic the detour will be
west on Main Avenue,
south onto west 25th
Street, east onto Abbey
Avenue, and north on Columbus Road.
doing well personally and
professionally. He’s once
again writing music and
touring the country, and he’s
chosen to lend his voice to
the Tune In to Hep C campaign, a national public
health initiative sponsored
by Merck and the American
Liver Foundation, to educate
people about the disease and
the importance of taking action.
Allman’s message
is clear: If you think you
might have chronic hepatitis
C or if you’ve already been
diagnosed, it’s important to
talk with your health care
provider about your options.
“I hope others can
learn from my experience. I
want to inspire people to take
action and encourage them to
take the next step. It’s not always an easy one to take. I’m
glad I did it. Doing nothing
is not an option when you’re
living with chronic hepatitis
3.2 million Americans have
chronic hepatitis C. It is the
leading cause of cirrhosis
(scarring of the liver) and if
left untreated, it can lead to
end-stage liver disease and
liver cancer.
For more information about chronic hepatitis
C and the Tune In to Hep C
campaign, visit www.TuneInToHepC.com.
On Monday 23 if
weather permitting, work on
the Fulton Road Reconstruction Project will start. This
project will consist of the wideing and resurfacing of
Fulton Road from Denisin
Avenue to Bush Avenue and
the complete reconstruction of Fulton Road from
Bush Avenue to Clark Avenue. It also includes the
installation of new drainage
structures,sidewalks, ASA
compliant curb ramps, and
traffic signal upgrades.
Fulton Road will become one way, southbound
only from Clark Ave. to W.
41st St. A detour route will
be implemented for northbound traffic utilizing West
41st. This detour route will
remain in effect until August
29, 2012. Expect additional
traffic notices as work progresses.
scheduled to be completed by
June 2013.
Fulton Road reconstruction project to start
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Tuesday, January 17 , 2012- Friday,January 20 , 2012
Services were recently held for Terrance
“Terry” King Freeman at
Mount Zion, One Mount
Zion Circle, Oakwood
Village. Rev. Ronald Williams officiated the services.
Freeman was born
on July 12, 1949 to the late
King S. and Rutha Mae
Freeman in Cleveland. He
attended the Garfield City
School District and the
Cleveland PublicSchools.
He married Vic-
toria Elaine Cole on July
24, 1971 and they had two
Freeman worked
at Sunshine Industries,
and in 1969, he became a
union organizer as a business agent for Teamsters
Local #507 from 19932001.
He later served as
secretary-treasurer, principal officer for Teamsters
Local #507 from 19961999.
Freeman was a
Gayle F. Williams-Byers sworn-in
The city prosecutor,
Mary Riley Casa, had been
declared the winner for South
Euclid Municiple judge by an
unofficial vote count on election night, November 8th.
There was a five
vote deficit on that night.
Gayle Williams-Byers was
very optimistic that if she
could secure six more votes
she could become the winner. On November 29, after
the final count by the board
of elections, Williams-Byers
was declared the winner.
Williams-Byers is
a graduate of Shaw High
School in East Cleveland.
She is a Case Western Reserve alumni with three degrees, including law and a
master’s degree in nonprofit
Williams-Byers had
been the assistant Cuyahoga
County prosecutor for nine
years. She is also an adjunct
professor at Cuyahoga Community College, in the department of law enforcement.
On January 15,
which was also the birthday
of Dr. Martin Luther King,
history was made in the city
of South Euclid.
The first African
American was sworn in as
judge for the City of South
Euclid. The investiture took
place at the Mayfield Sandridge Club with support
from clergy, elected officials,
judges and the community at
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County Common Pleas
Court, Justice Yvette McGee
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Court was in charge of the
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recently awarded the 2011
President’s Award from the
Ohio Common Pleas Judge
Association for her long
time service to the organization.
her many accomplishments
as a member of the association is as follows:
She served as the association’s president in 2007 as
well as serving on the board
of trustees for a number of
years. She coordinated a
number of judicial education
events for judges throughout
the state as the educational
director for several years
she re-drafted the organization’s by-laws and constitution in 2006.
Judge Burnside was
selected by the current president of the Ohio Common
Pleas Judges Association,
Judge Reginald J. Routson of the Hancock County
Court of Common Pleas.
The Common Pleas
Judges Association’s memberhip includes all general
division judges of the state’s
common pleas court’s mission is “ to improve the law,
the legal system, and the
effective administration of
that in addition to being
abandoned and vacant, over
70,000 homes in Ohio are in
such a state of disrepair, they
require demolition. However, due to the sheer volume, communities lack the
resources to adequately address the crisis.
While federal programs to date have offered
some relief, Fudge and the
other Members of Congress
urge the president to facilitate a strategic and comprehensive federal response to
leverage local and private
funds to finance demolition
projects that preserve prop-
erty values and stabilize local
In addition to Representatives
LaTourette, the letter was
signed by Representatives
John Conyers Jr.(Michigan),
John Dingell (Michigan),
Michael R. Turner (Ohio),
Marcy Kaptur (Ohio), Dale
Kildee (Michigan), Sandy
Levin (Michigan), Steve
Kucinich (Ohio), Hansen
Clarke (Michigan), Gary Peters (Michigan), Pat Tiberi
(Ohio), Tim Ryan (Ohio),
Jim Rennaci (Ohio) and Betty Sutton (Ohio).
Webinar series offered
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free webinars designed for specialty crop growers. The webinar
has been scheduled. There is no
charge to participate, but preregistration is required.
On January 30, from
cus from 1985-2008 and
served as its president
from 2007-2008.
He was on the
board of trustees for OhioTeamsters Credit Union.
from Local #507 in 2001,
Freeman woked part-time
for Bakers Local #19 beginning in 2007.
Freeman is survived by his wife, Vicki;
and sons, Orttice and
Terhan (Shelita); sisters,
Johnnie (Leroy, deceased),
Shanelle; and brothers,
Thurston Lee (Ana), andVictor (Tonya).
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Tuesday,January 17 , 2012 - Friday,January 20 , 2012
Islam In The Community
Abusing the word Islam (What is not Islam)
Editor’s Note: This article is
in two parts and this is part
Hello neighbors. In
hopes to defuse some confusion that many have about
Islam and Muslims we have
taken an excerpt from a website we visit frequently.
“The Hour will not
come... until nearly thirty
“dajjals” (liars) appear, each
one claiming to be a mes-
senger from Allah.” (Sahih
Bukhari, Sahih Muslim)
Shortly after the
death of Prophet Muhammad,
an man named Musailama, a
claimant to prophethood, was
fought against togher with
his followers for their apostacy. It is worth noting that
Musailama did not deny theh
prophethood of Muhammad
(peace and blessings on him)
and nor did his followers.
It is also worth noting that it was misinformation
that led the tribe of Banu Hunaifa to accept Musailama’s
false claims.
Nevertheless, the
consensus of the companies
was to declare them apostates
and wage a war against them.
This is evidence enough to
declare the Ahmadiyyas as
non- Muslims.
Another example of
the Ahmadiyya’s rejection of
the Qur’an and Sunnah is their
contention that Jesus died, and
that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
was an incarnation of Jesus.
In fact, according
to the 1985 Encyclopedia
Britannica, Mirza Ghulam
Ahmad claimed to be not only
Jesus but Prophet Muhamad,
the Mahdi, and the Hindu god
It suffices to refer
back to the essence of Islam
which is the Uniqueness of
God: any concept of man
becoming god, worse yet a
Hindu good who is one out of
many, is false according to the
A Look At My World
If you can’t resolve ‘em, perfect last year’s mistakes
By Rev. James L. Snyder
An old year is fading and a new year is upon us
again. Each year I go kicking
and screaming into the New
Year, and not because I am
against change. My pants
pocket is full of change.
I simply cannot remember to change the year
on the checks I write until
May. By the time, I remember the correct year I have
forgotten to make deposits
into my checking account. I
need a reality check, which
with any luck will not bounce
as high as my checkbook.
That is not the only
reason I hesitate going into a
new year. The biggest reason
has to do with the mistakes I
made during the old year.
Looking back over
the old year, I worry that my
blunders were not as bad as
they could have been. Did I
make all the gaffes I possibly
could? Did I fill my quota?
What is my quota, anyway?
For many people,
the New Year offers the opportunity to start over again.
Actually, what happens is
people simply make new
mistakes curiously similar to
the mistakes made during the
old year.
If I have any resolution for the New Year it
would be to perfect the mistakes I have already made. I
do not see any sense in mak-
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ing new bloopers when I can
easily requisition the old ones
for duty during the New Year.
And what is wrong
with my old mistakes? The
only thing I can think of
is that I did not work hard
enough to make the most of
them. It is one thing to make
a mistake, but it is quite another thing to perfect the art
of making a mistake so that
you do not have to repeat it
ever again. Too many amateurs have given mistakemaking a bad name.
Most of my mistakes have been so poorly
discharged that in the coming
New Year I will have to re-do
many of them. And, frankly,
I am tired of it all. I am anxious to move on to new areas
of mistake making.
I am convinced
there are faux pas to make
that I have not dreamed of at
this point in my life. Believe
me, I have been dreaming.
Actually, the gracious mistress of the Parsonage things
they are all nightmares. However, my horsing around is
not limited to the nighttime.
With that in mind,
my resolution for the New
Year is to make sure all mistakes I make (and there will
be plenty, I assure you) will
be as thorough as possible. I
refuse to execute any mistake
before its time.
Some mistakes take
lots of time to fully mature,
but when its time comes, I
want to make sure it is implemented as smoothly and as
perfectly as possible.
If I am any judge
of character, the majority of
people will not make any new
mistakes this coming New
Year. Oh, they think they are
making new mistakes but in
reality, they are dusting off
old ones and re-dating them
for the current year. What a
waste of time, in my opinion.
For those who take
mistake-making seriously, allow me to offer some help to
guide this pursuit in the coming New Year.
Look back over the
old year and make a list of
all of the mistakes you have
made. If you are a husband,
solicit help from your wife,
who will be able to remember all of those mistakes you
have forgotten. (Not to mention one or two you did not
Go over each mistake on your list and determine if it needs repeated for
the New Year. It does not
make sense in doing new mistakes if you are not finished
with the old ones. Nothing
is more disheartening than a
half-baked mistake.
For every mistake
from the previous year not
needing repeated, place a
nice red star in front of it.
That mistake can now go into
your Hall of Blame, which
you will never have to repeat
Of course, you will
have some mistakes, even
though they have been perfectly executed are well
worth repeating. You know
which ones they are. Don’t
Now look at all of
those mistakes listed for repeating during the New Year.
Prioritize them so you can
begin the New Year with a
good plan.
As you prioritize
this list, think of ways in
which you can improve on
your mistakes over the past
year. No satisfaction compares with doing something
as good as you can. One
man’s blunder is another
man’s gaffe.
Everyone generates
mistakes, which is healthy.
What is unhealthy is thinking you have not made any
mistakes, which is a mistake.
Some people have the strange
idea that they live a completely mistake free life.
A mistake well executed is a mistake never
needing repeating. During
the New Year, execute as
many mistakes as your conscience will allow.
The Bible, an authority on mistakes, says this;
“If we say that we have no
sin, we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us. If
we confess our sins, he is
faithful and just to forgive
us our sins, and to cleanse
us from all unrighteousness.
If we say that we have not
sinned, we make him a liar,
and his word is not in us.” (1
John 1:8-10 KJV .)
The great hope we
have is that there is no mistake bigger than God’s ability
to forgive.
On this, Islam is
uncomprising, hence this error of the Ahmadiyyas is the
foremost indication of their
exit from Islam.
Finally, the Ahmadiyyas also rejected jihad, a
tactic which was designated to
eliminate Muslim resistance
to British colonialist rule.
The International
Community of Submitters:
The Submitters are
followers of the late Rashad
Khalifa, a man who claimed
to be a Messenger of Allah.
This claim in itself
is sufficient to remove the
Submitters from Islam as the
Qur’an states (translation):
“O people! Muhammad has no sons among ye
men, but verily, he is the Messenger of Allah and the last
in the line of Prophets. And
Allah is aware of everything.”
The true Prophet of
Islam, Muhammad, observed:
“The tribe of Israel was guided by prophets.
When a prophet passed away,
another succeeded him. But
no prophet will come after me;
only caliphs will succeed me.”
(Sahih Bukhari)
Much of Rashad
Khalifa’s misguidance can be
traced to his obsession with
numerology, an obsession
which has misguided many
different people throughout
Khalifa alleged that
the Qur’an contained a mathematical code which revolved
around the number 19.
He went to the extent
of removing two verses from
the Qur’an because according
to him “the word ‘God’ ..is not
a multiple of 19, unless we
remove it [it],” and the “sum
of all verse numbers where
the word ‘God’ occurs is...
19x6217 ...If the false verse
9:129 is included, this phenomenon disappears.”
By rejecting a single
verse of the Qur’an, the Submitters bring themselves under the judgement of another
Do you believe in
part of the Book and disbelieve in another part? And
what is the reward of those
who do so save ignominy in
the life of the world, and on
the Day of Resurrection they
will be consigned to the most
grievous doom ... (2:85)
It is interesting to
note that Khalifa was a numerologist who did his blighted
profession justice: he predicted the end of the world.
However, Allah says in the
They ask you about
the (last) hour, when will be
its taking place? Say: The
knowledge of it is only with
my Lord; none but He shall
manifest it at its time; it will
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The Nature Center
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its series of 2012 Winter Programs, which will offer children and adults wide-ranging
opportunities to “explore
nature – inside and out.” In
January through March, the
Nature Center will host winter hikes and bird walks for
visitors of all ages, celebrate
the birthday of conservation
icon Aldo Leopold, welcome
parents and children to two
Family Fireside Nights, offer
a workshop on experiential
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A Winter program
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through March at 8:30 am
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Guided walks leave
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be momentous in the heavens and the earth; it will not
come on you but of a sudden.
They ask you as if you were
solicitous about it. Say: Its
knowledge is only with Allah,
but most people do not know.
The Submitters also
reject the Sunnah of Prophet
Muhammad (saws)- not part
of it, but the whole of it. For
the Submitters, the Sunnah is
not a source of Islam.
The problem this
presents are overwhelming,
for by doing so the Submitters
have effectively destroyed
their ability to perform:
Salaat (obligatory
prayers), the second pillar of
Islam, Zakat (obligatory tax),
the third pillar of Islam, Sawm
(fasting), the forth pillar of
Islam, and Hajj (pilgrimage),
the fiftjh pillar of Islam.
With four out of the
five pillars of Islam removed,
the Submitters have little
to back their claim to being
“Muslim.” The true Messenger of Islam (saws) warned
Muslims of falling into this
Narrated AbuRafi:
The Prophet (peace be upon
him) said: “Let me not find
one of you reclining on his
couch when he hears something regarding me which I
have commanded or forbidden [i.e. from the Sunnah -ed.]
and saying: ‘We do not know.
What we found in
Allah’s Book [i.e. the Qur’an]
we have followed.” Book 40,
Number 4588 of Sunan AbuDawud.
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Interstate family support and jurisdiction
Modern America is
a very mobile society. It’s
commonplace for people to
have family members spread
from coast to coast. And because of that, it’s not at all
uncommon for divorced parents to live in different states
from their children. When
that happens, the question
sometimes arises over which
courts have jurisdiction over
such things as child support
payments. That was the issue
at the heart of a case that we
– the Ohio Supreme Court –
recently reviewed.
The case involved a
woman named Ruby K. Pula.
Ruby is a resident of Hawaii.
She’s also the custodian and
maternal grandmother of a
child we’ll call K.P., who
was born out of wedlock.
K.P. lives with Ruby, but the
child’s birth mother – Adrienne Haunani Pula-Branch
– lives in Cleveland.
As is sometimes
the case, Adrienne was not
keeping up on child support
payments. Because Ruby
lives in Hawaii and Adrienne
lives in Cleveland, Ruby had
to seek the support payments
under the Uniform Interstate
Family Support Act, which is
referred to as the UIFSA.
On Nov. 8, 2008,
the Cuyahoga Support Enforcement Agency (“CSEA”)
filed a petition – on Ruby’s
behalf – in the domestic relations court for child support
and medical coverage against
The trial court eventually issued a child-support
order, but the CSEA filed an
appeal challenging the trial
court’s calculation of support obligations. In January
of 2010, the court of appeals, in reviewing the CSEA
challenge of the trial court’s
calculation of support obligations, raised another issue
– namely, whether the domestic relations court should
have jurisdiction over the
UIFSA case in the first place.
The court of appeals ultimately concluded
that the domestic relations
court lacked subject-matter
jurisdiction over the petition. The court of appeals
concluded that the Cuyahoga
County Domestic Relations
Court’s jurisdiction was limited to matters involving “a
divorce, dissolution of marriage, legal separation, or
Because the
petition was initiated by the
child’s grandmother, the case
did not involve anything having to do with marriage or
divorce. Therefore, the court
of appeals reasoned that the
domestic relations court had
no jurisdiction to address a
Uniform Interstate Family
Support Act order.
The court noted that
the case would be properly
brought in juvenile court.
In reaching that conclusion,
the court of appeals cited a
section of Ohio law which
states that the juvenile court
has original jurisdiction under the UIFSA. The court
of appeals thus ordered the
domestic relations court to
vacate its order for lack of
subject-matter jurisdiction.
After that, Ruby’s case for
child support came before us
for a final review.
The central issue
of this case was whether the
domestic relations court is
“authorized” to hear and decide a support order under the
UIFSA. The court of appeals
determined that it wasn’t
so authorized, and that the
domestic relations court is
limited to only divorce, dissolution, legal separation, or
annulment of a marriage. We
disagreed with that conclusion.
The Ohio General
Assembly defines the jurisdiction of the courts of common pleas and their respective divisions. The law that
specifically relates to the
judges of Cuyahoga County
Domestic Relations Court
sets forth that the judges of
that court “shall-exercise the
same powers and jurisdiction-as other judges of the
court of common pleas of
Cuyahoga County and shall
be elected and designated as
judges of the court of common pleas, division of domestic relations.” It is this
section of the law that also
states that domestic relations
judges “shall have all the
powers related to all divorce,
dissolution of marriage, legal
separation, and annulment
cases, except in cases that are
assigned to some other judge
of the court of common pleas
for some special reason.”
So this law grants
all the power in marriagerelated cases to the domestic
relations division. In doing
so, it limits the ability of
other common pleas judges
to preside over those cases.
But notice: there is no limiting language that prevents
domestic relations judges
from having jurisdiction over
other cases – they retain “the
same powers and jurisdiction…as other judges of the
court of common pleas.”
Thus, this law is not a limiting provision, but rather a
specific grant of authority.
When the court of
appeals reviewed this case, it
determined that Ruby’s petition should have been filed in
juvenile court. The law that
deals with the original jurisdiction of juvenile courts
does, indeed, state that juvenile courts have original jurisdiction under the UIFSA.
But that jurisdiction is not
exclusive. UIFSA cases are
not listed among the matters
over which juvenile courts
have exclusive jurisdiction.
In past cases, our
court has held that the distinction between exclusive
original jurisdiction and nonexclusive original jurisdic-
tion is crucial.
The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act is
what’s known as “remedial
legislation,” meaning that it
is intended to remedy a situation (as opposed to legislation that imposes a penalty
or punishment for wrongdoing). Ohio law states that
when courts are reviewing
cases involving remedial
legislation, it must be “liberally construed in order to
promote its object and assist
the parties in obtaining justice.”
With that standard
in mind, the facilitation of
interstate support orders
would not be promoted by
foreclosing the Cuyahoga
County Domestic Relations
Court from considering UIFSA cases that do not arise
from a marriage.
The domestic relations court is a trial court of
record in Ohio, one attuned
to crafting support orders.
And, as mentioned earlier,
the jurisdiction of the domestic relations court is not
limited by law to cases involving marriage, divorce
separation, or annulment.
Actually, those judges “exercise the same powers and
jurisdiction…as other judges
of the court of common pleas
of Cuyahoga County.”
Therefore, we concluded that the Cuyahoga
County Domestic Relations
Court does have jurisdiction
over an action for support
brought under the UIFSA,
even if the action does not
arise from a divorce or some
other marriage related issue.
We thus reversed
the judgment of the court of
appeals – by a seven-to-zero
vote – and sent the case back
to the court of appeals for
further determination consistent with our opinion.
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Beware of mystery shopper scams
Getting paid to go
shopping may sound like a
dream job, but buyer beware:
For each legitimate mystery
or secret shopper opportunity,
probably hundreds more are
scams. In fact, the National
Consumers League (NCL)
says complaints regarding
fraudulent mystery shopper
and work-at-home schemes
were up nearly 9 percent during the past six months.
Why the increase?
It’s due in part to our nation’s
high unemployment rates and
how desperate people are to
earn money while seeking
full-time employment. Plus,
many people are lured by offers that sound too good to be
true (and are).
Here are tips for
spotting bogus mystery shopper programs:
Many retailers hire
marketing research companies to gauge their employees’ quality of customer
service. Those companies in
turn hire mystery shoppers
to make purchases anonymously and fill out questionnaires documenting their
experience. Many research
firms belong to the Mystery
Shopping Providers Association (www.mysteryshop.org),
a trade organization that links
businesses with mystery
shopping providers. (MSPA
also provides a search engine
where people can register for
mystery shopping assignments.)
U n f o r t u n a t e l y,
scammers increasingly are
using newspaper and Internet job ads, emails and phone
calls to snare unsuspecting
consumers with promises of
quick, easy money for minimal effort. Here’s how a typical mystery shopping scam
might work:
You answer an ad
and are “hired” as a mystery
shopper to evaluate its clients’ businesses. The company sends an official-looking
employment packet containing the business evaluation
forms you’ll supposedly use.
But first, you’ll be required
to complete a so-called training assignment to make sure
you’re a suitable employee.
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claims it’s evaluating a money transfer service like Western Union.
They send you a large
check with instructions to
deposit it in your personal
checking account.
You are told to keep a certain amount as your fee and
then to pose as a customer
by wiring the balance to a
third party – usually within
48 hours.
You then submit a report
about your customer experience.
What you may not
realize is that the original
check was fake. Scammers
know that by law, banks generally must make deposited
funds under $5,000 available within a few days. They
count on your completing the
transaction before the check
has been cleared by the issuing bank, which may take
several weeks. Once your
bank discovers the fraud, it
will bounce the check and
you are on the hook for the
whole amount you wired –
plus your wasted time.
Common red flags
companies will never ask you to
send a money transfer for any
Legitimate companies
don’t charge shoppers a fee
to work for them.
Be suspicious if you’re
hired on the basis of an
email or phone call without
any interview or background
Companies that promise
you can make a lot of money
as a mystery shopper are almost certainly scams.
If mystery shoppers are
asked to make purchases,
it’s usually for very small
amounts for which they will
be reimbursed.
Mystery shoppers are
paid after completing their
assignments and returning
the questionnaires. Shoppers never receive checks
Good resources to
learn more about bogus mystery shopper and other fake
check scams, include the
FBI (www.fbi.gov/scamssafety), the Federal Trade
Commission (www.ftc.gov),
the Consumer Federation of
America (www.consumerfed.org), and the National
Consumers League (www.
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You And The Law
Law allows licensed people to carry firearms
Senate Bill 17, which
became effective on September 30, 2011, allows people
who have permits to carry
concealed firearms into business establishments, such as
restaurants and bars, which
sell alcoholic beverages. Previously, the law strictly prohibited the carrying of firearms into businesses selling
alcoholic beverages.
Q: I own a gun. Can
I put it in the inside pocket of
my jacket and walk into a bar
with it?
A: Assuming you are
properly licensed, yes. You
can now carry your licensed
firearm into any business
that has been issued a Class
D liquor permit. “Class D”
businesses may include carryouts, restaurants, nightclubs,
clubs, hotels, shopping malls,
marinas, museums and other
Q: Are there any restrictions on me if I want to
carry a concealed firearm into
a business that serves alcohol?
A: Yes. If you are
consuming alcohol or are under the influence of alcohol,
you are not allowed to carry
a concealed firearm into any
business, including a business
that serves alcohol. The law,
however, does not specify
whether a business owner has
either the right or the obligation to ask patrons if they are
carrying concealed firearms
before serving them alcohol.
Q: What does the
law say about carrying a concealed, loaded gun in a car?
A: Although Senate
Bill 17 is most widely known
for allowing “concealed carry” in restaurants and bars,
it also changes much of the
law regulating the transport
of firearms in a vehicle. Previously, a loaded firearm
could only be transported in
a vehicle if it was contained
in a holster or a locked box,
or was in plain sight. Senate
Bill 17 lifted those requirements. Now, assuming you
are properly licensed, you
are allowed to transport a
concealed, loaded firearm in
a vehicle you are driving or
riding in as a passenger without these restrictions.
Q: If I am stopped
by an officer, do I have to
report that I have a loaded
firearm in my car?
A: Yes. A few procedures about carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle
were unchanged by Senate
Bill 17. If you are stopped
for law enforcement purposes and you have a loaded
firearm in your car, you must
inform the officer that a loaded firearm is in the vehicle
and you must tell the officer
you have a “concealed carry”
license. The officer may ask
to see the license, at which
time you should produce it.
You must keep your
hands in plain sight of the officer and you must not touch
the firearm unless the officer
directs you to do so. If you
are carrying the gun in your
own vehicle, the officer likely
will know you have a concealed carry license as that information will be tied to your
vehicle registration.
Q: May private business owners restrict or prohibit persons from carrying
concealed firearms onto their
businesses premises?
A: Yes. Private business owners still have the authority to prohibit concealed
handguns at their business
locations, but they must post
a notice in a conspicuous
place stating that concealed
firearms are prohibited on the
This “Law You Can
Use” column was provided
by the Ohio State Bar Association. It was prepared by
attorney Lisa A. Wafer, an
attorney with the Columbus
law firm, Saia & Piatt, Inc.
Articles appearing
in this column are intended to
provide broad, general information about the law.
Before applying this
information to a specific legal
problem, readers are urged to
seek advice from an attorney.
John P. Kee receives achievement award
Stellar Award winner, Pastor
John P. Kee recentlyreceived
the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award for
his historical and significant
contributions to gospel music at the 27th Annual Stellar
Gospel Music Awards at the
Grand Ole Opry House in
Nashville, TN. Kirk Franklin
presented the award to a tearful Pastor Kee.
Kee is the recipient of 21 Stellar Awards, 27
GMWA Excellence Awards,
a Trailblazer Award from
President Bill Clinton, one
Soul Train Music Award, two
Billboard Music Awards, a
Gospel Music Hall of Fame
Award, and seven GRAMMY® Award nominations.
However, The James
Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award is especially
meaningful to him. “This is
by far one of the greatest honors I have received to date,”
Kee said. “When you look
at the true history of John P.
Kee, this award signifies a
circle of completion. It was
the late Dr. James Cleveland
who gave me my start in music, so to receive a Lifetime
Achievement Award in his
name is priceless.”
During the Stellar
Award Weekend, Kee also
participated in the Hezekiah
Walker Presents Choir Fest
2012, along with Ricky Dillard, JJ Hairston, Meachum
L. Clarke, Kevin Lemons,
and Darrel Petties, at the Mt.
Zion Baptist Church, the Antioch location in Nashville.
An icon in American music, Kee and the New
Life Community Choir will
release a new CD this spring.
The new single, “Life And
Favor (You Don’t Know My
“One of the greatest
assets that we have as Christians is our testimony,” Kee
said. “It is that testimony that
reveals the true nature of our
deliverance. God has graced
me with the ability to share
these trials and triumphs
through melody. This single,
‘Life And Favor (You Don’t
Know My Story,)’ has become a memorable melody in
the lives of thousands. When
you find yourself singing the
vamp uncontrollably, we’ll
know undoubtedly that you
too have a story.”
In the late 1980s,
Kee was crowned the Prince
of Gospel, which is a title he
laughs at because his middle
name is Prince.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - Friday,January 20, 2012
Story,)” will be released to
gospel radio this month. The
single features special guest
artists, including LeJuene
Thompson and James Fortune.
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Hagler to attend Hall of Fame events
Former undisputed middleweight champion and 1993
Hall of Fame Inductee Marvelous Marvin Hagler will attend
festivities planned for the 23rd Annual Hall of Fame Induction
Weekend scheduled for June 7-10th in Canastota, NY. Hagler
reigned as world middleweight champion from 1980 until 1987.
He won the title with a 3rd round TKO over Alan Minter on
September 27, 1980 and during the next seven years he successfully defended the title 12 times with wins over Thomas Hearns,
Roberto Duran, John Mugabi and Mustafa Hamsho. Now an
actor based in Italy, Hagler was elected into the International
Boxing Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
All-Star Amateur boxing returns to Thistle
down Race Track on Friday Febuary 17, at 7 p.m.
For tickets, call 440-439-5464. The matchmaker is
Ed King.
Turnovers in Cavs’ return spell doom to Bulls
The Cavaliers, coming back from a long road trip
(where they went a respectable 3-4), necessitated by an
extended visit by Disney on
Ice, seemed happy to be back
at Quicken Loans Arena for
only their fourth home game
of the season, but promptly
laid an egg in front of the
home crowd. Unfortunately,
their next game was even
Returning home, the
Cleveland Road Warriors lost
to the Golden State Warriors,
105-95. Cleveland had a season-high 25 turnovers that
allowed the Warriors to get
easy baskets at the other end,
outscoring the Cavs at a 2 to
1 margin in fast break points.
David Lee, who led Golden
State with 29 points, afterwards said, “Coach kept calling my number. I just wanted
to be aggressive.”
The Cavs had beaten Charlotte in North Carolina the night before, 10294, as Rookie Kyrie Irving
Willie Nelson improves boxing record
Willie Nelson (171-1) of Cleveland recently
fought Brad Jackson (13-8-1)
of Denver, Colorado on the
undercard of ESPN2 Friday
Night Fights show at the picturesque Mallory Square in
Key West, FL.
The promoters were
Lou Dibella, Steve Smith and
Dave Johnson.
Nelson took four
minutes to finish off Jackson.
Nelson had Jackson down
twice in the fight.
After a stern look
into Jackson’s eyes when he
rose from the second knockdown, the fight was stopped.
Both knockdowns
came from right hands. The
Football may be bruising, but cheerleading is no walk in the
park either. In fact, even at the local school level, it’s been rated the most
dangerous sport for women by the National Center for Catastrophic Sports
Injury Research-and you need only ask a Washington Redskins cheerleader
why. “Cheerleading may look like fun, but it actually involves an incredible
amount of stress on your body,” says the Redskins’ Chelsea Causey. “I’ve
experienced multiple injuries during my career-everything from pulled hamstrings to sprains to lower back pain-setbacks that chiropractic care always
helped me recover from.” As with all athletic activities, proper stretching
and warm-ups are key. “Taking proper preventive measures, such as chiropractic care and appropriate sports-specific exercises, can help reduce risks
of injury,” says Dr. Jay Greenstein, D.C., of the not-for-profit Foundation for
Chiropractic Progress.. For information, visit www.yes2chiropractic.com.
Kyrie Irving scored 18 points, but found the going
tricky inside with six turnovers against Golden State. He
had six turnovers with one of the players who looked a bit
off step The Cavs are 0-3 this year on second games back to
back. (ESDN Photo by Frank Hyatt)
Cheerleads talks injury prevention
Tuesday, January 17 , 2012 - Friday, January 20 , 2012 - Page 6
scored 25. Irving, who scored
18 against the Warriors, but
had six turnovers, was one of
the players who looked a bit
off a step. The Cavs are 0-3
this year on second games of
back-to-backs. Cavs reserve
center Semih Erden, from
Turkey, getting more minutes in an effort to keep fresh
legs on the court, scored 14
points. Antawn Jamison led
the Cavs with 19 points.
When asked how
he plans on parceling out
minutes at center in the future, Coach Byron Scott
said, “Andy (Varejao) has
been outstanding for us. He’s
been doing the job at center
and we plan on using him in
that role…Semih has to earn
his minutes on the defensive
Getting time off
sure wasn’t the answer, as
three days later, the fully
rested Cavs then laid another
egg – this one of historic proportions. Central Divisionleading Chicago, sporting the
best record in the NBA, came
in and handed Cleveland its
fight was scheduled for six
rounds and it was declared a
TKO win for Nelson.
The opening bout had Dannie “Dangerous” Williams
(21-1-0) of St Louis, Missouri
facing Fernando Trejo (3318-6) of Mexico City, Mexico. Wilson reign supreme as
he displayed sharpened skills
coupled with good speed and
dominate ring generalship.
The fight was declared over
when Trejo refused to come
out for the start of the sixth
Trejo showed signs
of trying to comfort his
wounded right arm with his
good left glove. Trejo was
down once in the second
round that appeared to be
from a slip or a push down.
trained by Jack Loew out
Youngstown. John, Jack’s
son, told me Williams is going to fight “Hammer’in”
Hank Lundy some time in
March. Lundy’s people won
the purse bid and the fight is
probably going to take place
in Conneticut or Rhode Island.
Richardson (13-4) of Youngstown,
Ohio went the distance of
six rounds with Marcus Upshaw (14-7-2) of Jacksonville, Florida. Richardson
controlled the start but soon
Upshaw’s winning ways
“I couldn’t get off
the way I wanted A move
down in weight is where I belong,” Richardson said.
Willie Nelson recently improved his boxing
to 27%. Indiana improved
dramatically, shooting 54%
in the 2nd half, but OSU
countered that with even
better 60% shooting.
For the game, OSU
made 54% of their floor
shots and Indiana made
43%. Cody Zeller led the
Hoosiers with 16 points.
After taking a nod
in the previous home game,
new football Coach Urban
Meyer was officially introduced oncourt at halftime to
a boisterous ovation from
the fans. Many feel that
the successful recruiter and
mentor will instantly improve the gridiron fortunes
of his Alma Mater.
On the same day,
the OSU hockey team lost
to Michigan , 4-1, in Cleveland at an outdoor rink set
up in Progressive Field for
“Cleveland Indians Snow
Days Frozen Diamond
Face-off.” Over 25,000
people were in attendance,
but last year, an outdoor
game at Michigan Stadium
against Michigan State
drew a whopping 113,000.
Thanks to OSU, Minority
Publishers Assn. was there
as the only man to own two
Heismans, Archie Griffin,
dropped the ceremonial first
Michigan , who skunked the
Buckeyes two days before,
4-0, has OSU’s number this
year. They jumped out to a
4-1 lead on overwhelmed
Goalie Cal Heeter, who was
relieved by Brady Hjelle
halfway through the 2nd
period. Chris Crane scored
OSU’s lone goal. The formerly No. 2-ranked Buckeyes are in a funk, having
come up short four-timesin-a-row, including a couple
of overtime shootout losses
to Bowling Green, which
officially go into the books
as ties.
OSU is 14-6-3
overall and in 1st Place
in the Central Collegiate
Hockey Assn.
hockey fared better last
weekend in Minnesota
against hockey power Bimidji State . They won Friday, 5-3, before losing the
next day, 4-2. OSU Women
are 11-9-4 .
worst home loss in history,
114-75. Reigning NBA MVP
Derrick Rose missed his third
straight game, but everyone
else showed up to annihilate
the Cavs.
The Bulls set a franchise record with 16 blocks,
among nine players. Luol
Deng, who led the Bulls with
21 points, was gracious as he
told this reporter, “You know,
these guys (Cavs) aren’t that
bad. We took control and
it just snowballed. We’re
good and we were prepared
well, but games like this –
the (Cavs) missed shots and
blocked shots – don’t happen
all the time.”
Carlos Boozer, still
hearing ‘Booo-zer Birds,’
because of his unceremonious defection in the past, had
19 points and 14 rebounds.
Afterwards, Boozer revealed
he’s not all bad, by fondly
reminiscing about a Read
to Achieve program he did
years ago that included children of a Minority Publishers
Assn. Media member.
The Cavs started the
game well as Irving scored
11 points in the first seven
minutes, before Coach Scott
thought he needed bench rest.
But, in his absence, the game
started to unravel, the Bulls
gained momentum, and when
he returned, Irving scored
only two points the rest of
the way. The Bulls physical
play and shot blocking made
for some stark numbers: Ramon Sessions, 3 of 12; Daniel Gibson, 2 of 10; Rookie
Tristan Thompson, 2 of 10;
and Jamison, 1 of 10. Erden
missed his only attempt in
just five minutes of action.
The Cavs hit but 30% of their
field goals. Coach Scott had
no answer to stop the carnage.
`After the game
Varejao, who led Cleveland
with 14 points, commented in
hushed tones, “Boy, this was
one of those games. Things
just got out of control. We
can do much better than that
and we’ll just have to forget
it and get ready for tomorrow
night.” (The Cavs play in Atlanta at press time.)
Cleveland this year, had a dispute over “hush money” with
the recently-turned 28-year
old real Fausto, so the family blew the whistle. Heredia
is 31. In baseball, a couple of
years can be like light years.
In the lockerroom,
Fausto has gotten progressively worse over the years.
Once a delight to interview,
he’d lately taken to saying
that he either doesn’t understand the English, he’s too
tired, or too busy (while playing video games).
There definitely was
more there than what met the
Carmona arrested
The strange (head)
case of Fausto Carmona got
even stranger with word
he was arrested for identity
fraud. No, it wasn’t by Cleveland Police for impersonating
a pitcher which would make
sense, given last year’s abysmal season, but in his homeland, the Dominican Republic , where the government
claims that he’s not really
Fausto, but Roberto Hernandez Heredia.
It’s reported that
the Indians’ Carmona (Heredia), set to receive $7M from
Ohio State winter sports are active
It was a busy weekend for Ohio State winter
sports teams. Men’s and
women’s basketball had
successful weekends and
hockey got into the headlines.
The Ohio State
women’s hoops team continues to dominate, beating Michigan State, 64-56.
The loss was the Spartans
first in the Big Ten, where
they are 4-1, 12-6 overall.
The 11th-ranked Buckeyes,
17-1 overall, 4-1 in the Big
Ten, held MSU to 35%
from the floor while shooting 48% themselves. Tayler Hill scored 21 for OSU
and Courtney Shiffauer led
MSU with a dozen.
Ohio State men
avenged a four-point loss
in Bloomington by thrashing Indiana in Columbus
, 80-63. Lenzelle Smith
scored 28 points to lead the
No. 5 Buckeyes, who were
in command throughout.
From the 10-minute mark,
No. 7 Indiana was held
scoreless for a nine-minute
span in the 1st half.
OSU stormed out
to the 35-14 lead at intermission, shooting 46%
from the field in the 1st half,
while holding the Hoosiers
Boxing Nostalgia
John ‘Dino’ Denis was truely a tough boxer
In the talent laden heavyweight era of
the 1970′s…A few notable
fighters have slipped through
the cracks. One such fighter
was Massachusetts’ native,
John “Dino” Denis. He was
as game as they come and he
battled some of the best of
his era.
Born in 1951, Denis
turned professional in 1972.
By 1976 he would run his record up to an impressive 280-1. Among the notables he
defeated were Terry Daniels,
Mike Boswell, Joe “King”
Roman and the rugged Scott
It all came crashing
down in 1976 when Denis
was slated on the come back
trail of George Foreman. Denis showed the heart of a lion
but was finally overwhelmed
by Foreman’s power in round
Denisdropped a decision to a talented big guy named Leroy
Jones. Denis would then win
seven in a row which would
lead him to a 1979 match
against the red hot Gerry
Denis just ended up
becoming another notch in
the gun as Big Gerry stopped
him in round three.
Denis then reeled
off nine straight was before
a surprising KO loss to Donnie Long in 1982. The loss to
long pretty much put Denis
out of the rankings. In 1983
Dino was halted by the under
rated and effective Joe Bugner.
Denis retired but
then in1990 he had a two
fight come back. He then retired for good.
In all Denis fought
52 contests. He ended up
with a very respectable 455-2 record. He was a true
“tough guy”!!
Tuesday, January 17 , 2012 - Friday,January 20, 2012
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On The Town
Aretha Franklin to headline JazzFest
organizers have announced a
blockbuster lineup for the
33rd annual Tri-C JazzFest
Cleveland to be held from
April 19-29. With something for every taste, the
festival will present legendary artists, rising young
stars and three generations
of great women.
Aretha Franklin,
the veritable “Queen of
Soul,” winner of 18 Grammys and the first woman to
be inducted into the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame, will
perform at the State Theatre
opening weekend (April
21), sponsored by American
Greetings. Diana Krall, who
has sold more than 15 million albums, will close the
festival at the State Theatre
(April 28), sponsored by
KeyBank, and bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding,
the first jazz artist to receive
the Grammy for Best New
Artist (2011), will perform
at the Tri-C Metropolitan
Campus opening night (April
Tickets are on saleand for group rates, discount
packages or shows at Tri-C,
call 216-987-4444 or visit
shows at the State Theatre, call
216-241-6000, 866-546-1353
or visit www.playhousesquare.
Other festival highlights will include a funky,
(April 27) with David Sanborn’s trio (featuring monster
organist Joey DeFrancesco)
opened by Trombone Shorty
& Orleans Avenue; a performance (April 26 ) by Jack
DeJohnette, 2012 National
Endowment for the Arts Jazz
Master and one of the most
resourceful and influential
drummers of the past three
decades; and a smooth jazz
all-star explosion (April 20),
featuring Gerald Albright,
Walter Beasley, Norman
Brown, Maysa, Brian Simpson and Peter White.
Cutting-edge drummer Matt Wilson and his Arts
& Crafts band will play at TriC’s new Black Box Theatre
(April 25) on the Tri-C Metro
Campus, and Cleveland favorite Ernie Krivda will bring
Thunder from the Heartland
to the Hermit Club (April 24),
with an all-star group of jazz
artists from the Midwest.
With a spotlight on
up-and-coming artists begin-
ning with the newly initiated
Young Visiting Artists program directed by Dominick
Farinacci, Tri-C JazzFest is
presenting an array of exciting newcomers: Marcus
Strickland at Tri-C’s Black
Box Theatre (April 22); bassist Ben Williams at the East
Cleveland Public Library
(April 22); vocalist Kellylee Evans in a tribute to
singer/activist Nina Simone
at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church (April 21); and
a reunion of stellar alumni
at the Main Stage Theatre,
Metro, (April 23) from the
Tri-C JazzFest High School
All-Stars that includes Sean
Jones, Jerome Jennings, Curtis Taylor, Dominick Farinacci and many more.
Jazz Lives Here:
Tri-C JazzFest was founded
in 1980 as an educational jazz
festival and takes its mission
to develop audiences and
groom future jazz legends
seriously. To that end, Jazz
For Kids, a program for wee-
boppers and their families
will take place at the Children’s Museum of Cleveland
(April 21); two days of clinics and workshops with high
school and college bands
will be led by national artists
(April 23-24); and a Showtime at High Noon concert
at Playhouse Square (April
25) will feature Swing Kids
with Dominick Farinacci and
alumni from the Jazz Studies
Program at Tri-C.
Through offerings
such as these and the Young
Visiting Artists Program, TriC is becoming a year-round
center for jazz and American
The 33rd annual
festival will kick off April
19 at 5 p.m. with a New Orleans Second-Line at Public
Square. It will be led by the
Salty Dogs Brass Band from
New Orleans and the Shaw
High School Mighty Cardinals Marching Band.
Rock hosted Comedy Central’s “BattleBots,”
Oxygen’s “Can You Tell?”
and he appeared in the movies, “Hitch” and “Three Can
Play That Game.”
Bruce Bruce earned
the highest ratings ever as
the host of “BET’s 10th
Anniversary Comic View.”
He hosted “Coming to the
Stage” and he was featured
in a “Comedy Central Presents” special and comedy
special DVD “Bruce Bruce
For tickets call 216771-8403 or visit playhousesquare.org.
Sommore headlines Royal Comedy Tour
The Royal Comedy Tour featuring Sommore, Mark Curry, Tony
Rock, and Bruce Bruce will
be at the State Theatre on
Friday, February 10 at 7:00
Sommore is the
”Queen of Comedy,” and is
one of America’s top comedic performers. Simmore,
who is originally from
Trenton, New Jersey, has
appeared in Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam”,
BET’s “Live From LA”,
“Showtime At The Apollo”
and was featured on “The
Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Sommore received
the prestigious Richard Pryor
Award for “Comic Of The
Year.” Her film appearances
include “Soul Plane,” “A Miami Tail,” “Friday After Next”
and “Something New.”
Mark Curry starried
for five years in “Hangin’
with Mr. Cooper” on ABC. He
hosted the BET’s comedy talent search show “Coming to
the Stage,” and on “ESPN’s
Cold Pizza.”
Tony Rock is Chris
Rock’s younger brother, and
he has performed at the famous “Comic Strip,” “Caroline’s” and “Stand-Up New
Onion soup is on with taste
onion soup, developed
by Janet Zappala, certified nutritional consultant
and author of “My Italian
Kitchen” (www.janetzappala.com), is low in salt and
fat but full flavored with
Jarlsberg Lite, a tasty, meltable, reduced-fat cheese.
Onion Soup
Serves 4
¼ cup extra-virgin
olive oil
¼ cup buttery spread
(such as Earth Balance)
2 large yellow onions,
1½ cups low-sodium
chicken broth
1½ cups beef broth
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp. low-sodium soy
½ cup V8 juice
¼ cup port wine
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
4 slices whole wheat baguette
4 slices Jarlsberg Lite cheese
Preheat oven to
350°. Heat olive oil and butter
spread in large sauce pot over
medium heat for 1 minute.
Add onions, stir to
combine. Sauté 5 minutes,
stirring occasionally. Stir in
chicken and beef broths, garlic
and soy sauce.
Reduce heat. Simmer
10 minutes. In-crease heat to
medium and stir in V8 juice,
wine, salt and pepper.
Bring to boil before
reducing heat. Simmer for 20
minutes, stirring occasionally.
While soup simmers, arrange
bread slices on baking sheet.
Toast for 10 minutes.
Remove toast from oven. Turn
temperature to broil. Ladle
soup into ovenproof bowls.
Top each with slice
of toast and cheese. Broil 2
minutes or until cheese melts.
Serve immediately.
For more recipes using Jarlsberg Lite, you can
visit www.norseland.com.
Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock was born
in 1940 in Chicago. Early
music studies led him to play
Mozart's Piano Concerto in
D major with the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra by age
11. But Hancock preferred
jazz and formed a high school
By 1960, he was performing in Chicago jazz clubs
with Coleman Hawkins and
Donald Byrd. Hancock joined
Byrd's group and moved to
New York.
Following his first
recording session with Byrd,
he was signed by Blue Note
and made his recording debut
with Takin Off in May 1962,
gaining notice with his original tune, "Watermelon Man."
Hancock joined the
Miles Davis quintet in 1963
and remained for five years,
creating tunes that have become standards.
Leading his own
sextet from 1971-73, Hancock melded elements of jazz,
rock, with African and Indian
themes by using electronic
devices and instruments.
After his Headhunters album, Hancock produced
more commercialized music
throughout the 1970s, occasionally returned to jazz with
his V.S.O.P. band and piano
duos with Chick Corea. By the
1980s, Hancock was creating
fascinating music using complex innovative electronic
Hancock recently
released his first acoustic
recording in many years, The
New Standard, where he and
his veteran sidemen reinvent nine time-honored tunes,
sometimes backed by a studio
'Miss Abigail' at 14th Street Theatre
Called “pure fun”
by Entertainment Weekly,
“Miss Abigail’s Guide To
Dating, Mating, & Marriage” is the story of Miss
Abigail, the most sought-after relationship expert to the
stars (think Dr. Ruth meets
Emily Post), and her sexy
sidekick Paco, as they travel
the world teaching Miss Abigail’s outrageously funny
and spot-on tips on how to
date, mate and marry!
Guide To Dating, Mating,
& Marriage” will play Feb-
Beauty of the Week: is
gorgeous looking Dee- 
Jones. Jones, who is an
international recognized 
was featured in
the Bronze Beauty Cal- 
ender. (ESDN Photo by 
Howard Moorehead)
If you would 
to be a Beauty of
The Week, send photo, 
phone number and 
call (216) 721-1674.
ruary 8-12 at the East 14Th
Street Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. Performance times
are Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at
5:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and
Sunday at 3:00pm. Tickets
are on sale at the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, via
phone at 216-241-6000 or
online at www.playhousesquare.org. Ticket prices
range from $10.00 to $35.00.
Groups of 15 or more call
group sales at 216-664-6050.
During this 90 minute comedy, you’re guaranteed to laugh-out-loud and
learn a thing or two - like
how to have a perfect kiss
(it’s all about lip position) what you should and should
not talk about on a date
(don’t mention your troll
doll collection) - and how to
let a man think he wears the
Let Miss Abigail
take you back to a simpler
time, before booty calls and
before speed-dating - back
when the divorce rate wasn’t
50% and when ‘fidelity’ was
more than an investment
Guide To Dating, Mating. &
Marriage” was written by
Ken Davenport and Sarah
Saltzberg, whose previous
credits include the awardwinning comedies The 25th
Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee and Altar Boyz!
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Chris' Cinema Trivia &
Movie Match Up
TRIVIA - (Black leading men)
1. In the comedy
'Like Mike' (2002), teen rapper Bow Wow stars as an
orphan who finds a pair of old
sneakers he believes once
belonged to Michael Jordan
and then becomes a NBA
superstar, but who is the darkskinned, romantic actor who
plays the lead player of the
losing team Bow Wow's character joins?
2. Rapper/actor Busta Rhymes made his film debut as a supporting character
in director John Singleton's
'Higher Learning' (1995),
as well as Singleton's 2000
remake of the classic, Shaft,
but in what horror film does
Rhymes star opposite model/
actress Tyra Banks against
the unstoppable, psychotic,
monster/ serial killer Michael
3. In 'XXX' (2002),
light-skinned, action star
Vin Diesel is an "extreme"
thrill-seeker named Xander
Cage who is recruited to
become a secret agent by the
government under the code-
name of "XXX," but who
is the modern, black, acting
legend who stars as Cage's
boss, "Augustus Gibbons,"
in the film?
4. In what film
drama does Wesley Snipes
and Ving Rhames star as
rival prison inmates who
ultimately face-off against
each other in the secret,
"underground" world of
correctional facility boxing
5. In director Tim
Story's ensemble comedy
Barbershop (2002), rapper/
actor Ice Cube stars with Eve
and Sean Patrick Thomas
as employees of Ice Cube's
character's late father's business, but who portrays the
shop's hilarious, elder barber
who offers his wit and wisdom of age to the younger
ANSWERS: 1. Morris
Chestnut 2. 'Halloween: Resurrection' (2002) 3. Samuel
L. Jackson 4. 'Undisputed'
(2002) 5. Cedric The Entertainer
MOVIE MATCH-UP - (The Brothers)
1. Bill Bellamy
2. Morris Chestnut
3. Gary Hardwick
4. D.L. Hughley
5. Shemar Moore
a) directed the movie
b) dates white, karate instructor
c) has sexually timid wife
d) player who gets engaged
e) has nightmares about
ANSWERS: 1, b; 2, e; 3,
a ; 4 ,
c ;
5 ,
Audience has 'HAIR' experience
Billing itself as the
“American Tribal RockLove Musical,” the touring
Broadway production of
“HAIR,” hits the stage at
Playhouse Square with the
subtlety of a freight train.
This homage to the psychedelic era - actually first
produced in 1967 - brings
all the elements of 1960’s
counterculture into the
limelight. The cast members belt out songs, run
through the aisles, dance in
the aisles, and invite the audience onstage.
Steel Burkhardt, a
2007 alumnus of Baldwin
Wallace College , has the
lead as the hirsute Berger,
who is sort of the hippies’
does a fine job as a rabblerousing
antidisestablishmentarian. On Opening
Night, the co-lead, Claude,
was played by understudy
Marshal Kennedy Carolan. Except for the slightly
longer locks, he looked a
little too squeaky clean, but
did a good job emoting: he
feels the anguish of deciding what to do, while torn
between his “patriotic” parents and the “Make love
not war” group with which
he communes. The Vietnam War truly was tearing
America apart at that time.
Will Blum and Lee
Zarratt delightfully play
multiple minor comic characters. Sarah King, Phyre
Hawkins, and Aleque Reed
are noteworthy as female
members of the Bohemian
The songs are mem-
orable – the “Soundtrack
from ‘HAIR’” was a success and many individual
numbers became mega hits
for established performers,
like The Fifth Dimension,
the Cowsills, Oliver, and
Three Dog Night. The singers here are pretty good, but
aren’t quite up to snuff with
the harmonies on that original Grammy Award-winning
Rado, Jerome Ragni, and
composer Galt MacDermot
were vilified by a number
of critics when the revolutionary play first appeared
on Broadway. Later, when
the horrors of an illegal war
were exhibited on everyday
newscasts and the peace and
love theme of the hippie
movement became present
in almost every American
city, the premises that at first
appeared so “far out,” became mainstream concepts.
This production, over 40
years later, won the Tony for
Best Revival.
At the end of the
play, a protracted “Let the
Sunshine In,” sing-along
envelopes the entire theater. Cast members go out
in the audience and bring
onstage enough enthusiasts
that the entire proscenium is
filled with singing, clapping,
dancing performers and patrons.
suggested that the cast’s famous brief nude scene at the
end of Act I should be repeated by the onstage audience members at the finale.
Thankfully, for all who value working out at the gym,
that didn’t happen.
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‘Is The Dream Still Alive?’ held at Rice Library
Rice Library, 11535
Shaker Boulevard, recently had the grand
opening for the art exhibition entitled, “Is The
Dream Still Alive?” The
exhibit features five local artists and will be on
display through February
The first artist, Anthony Clark, does
graphic novels because
his inspiration is comics.
The second artist, Sheena
Sherrod gets her inspiration through striving
for a brighter day. She
focuses on the fact that
children are the future
through a litany of photographs.
The next artist,
Ricardo Jackson does
two pictures of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The
younger picture portrays
him in color with eyes
of youth and vigor. The
older picture is in gray
scale and depicts him as
continuing to fight for
nearly 100 individuals
of which approximately
50 people were veterans
and /or family members
of veterans.
Sorority members interviewed veterans
to obtain their opinion
about their military experiences and what MLK
Day meant to them. In
addition, the sorority
shared Supper by distributing brown bag lunches
that included healthy
items such as apples, oranges, and granola bars,
as well as bottles of water.
The Community Service Project and
Supper was a great opportunity to promote
Martin Luther King’s
ideas, honor the veterans,
and exercise the value of
giving back to those less
fortunate than ourselves.
The Harvey Rice Library, 11535 Shaker Boulevard, recently had the grand
opening for the art exhibition entitled, “Is The Dream Still Alive?” The art exhibition
was presented by the Griot Project. The members of the Griot Project who participated in
the art exhibit presentation are left to right: Ali Jamal, D.L. Woure, Bianca Michelle, Da
Ghost, Sheena Sherrod.
AKA Sorority holds project at Souldiers Monument
Omega Chapter and
Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated recently
hosted a “Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Day of
Service” and Supper to
honor Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and
his legacy at the 116 year
old Soldiers and Sailors
The monuments com-
memorates the valor and
patriotism of the Union
Soldiers and Sailors of
Cuyahoga County, State
of Ohio, in the War of the
Rebellion or Civil War,
from 1861 to 1865.
Tim Leslie, the
museum’s curator, spoke
of how and in what ways
the role of the AfricanAmerican soldier in the
military has changed and
improved as a result of
the impact of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy and work.
Sorority members shared their time
and efforts, along with
youths from the Emerging Young Leaders,
Leadership AKAdemy,
and Bachelor’s Boys
Together, the
groups donated a multitude of hats, gloves,
scarves, and blankets to
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Artistic Director of the
Theatre, will direct the
Cleveland Play House
production of “Radio
Golf,” the Tony Award®nominated finale of playwright August Wilson’s
unprecedented ten-play
cycle chronicling African-American life in the
20th century.
been described as the
foremost living interpreter of work of Pulitzer
Prize-winning playwright
Wilson, and his Penumbra Theatre is proud to
have produced more of
Wilson’s plays than any
other theatre in the world.
“Radio Golf,”
a co-production with Indiana Repertory Theatre,
will begin in the Allen
Theatre at PlayhouseSquare on Friday, February 10 and run through
Sunday, March 4.
The artist, Shila
Iris has a collection that
is called “The Culture
Creation Series”, and
she says that, “African
American communities
lack culture.” She uses
items around the house
for her artwork.
She also believes society
need to embrace the elements of our culture. The
last artist, Anna Arnold is
a muralist and known for
her creative trash cans on
Buckeye. Arnold holds
a Bachelor of fine arts
degree in drawing and
video from Cleveland
Institute of Art. She believes in the use of bright
and vibrant colors.
The other portion of the program was
the Griot Project which
is a “collective of poets,
artists, and musicians
who are dedicated to the
cultural and artistic enrichment of the community,” Their mission is to
uphold the rich African
traditions and heritage
through the use of literal,
visual and performing
arts. The Griot Proj-
ect hosts a performance
called Poetic Power on
every Wednesday, at the
library from 4 to 6 pm.
The event is an
opportunity where the
group reaches out and
teaches the community
to write and recite poetry
of all kinds from haiku
to freestyle. The Griot
Project showed everyone
a sample of their poetic
styling through a piece
called, The Chronology
of Black Literacy and
it was very thought provoking.
AKA Sorority members in attendence at the community project at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument Museum are: Terri Eason, Treva Brown, Kimberly
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has fallen into blight -- a
crime-ridden ghetto full
of condemned abandoned
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man who grew up in “the
Hill.” He has returned to
work in his father’s real
estate company and is
running for mayor.
young politician and his
ambitious college friend
Roosevelt Hicks are organizing an urban renewal
in the neighborhood. They
have bought up a block of
abandoned properties and
are just weeks away from
demolishing them to pave
the way for a structure of
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project and Wilks’ mayoral campaign, as well as
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