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First President of the United States John Hanson, A Black American Patriot Tithers Should be Shot by a Firing Squad? Alleged said by Pastor Creflo Dollar. “What the hayell was he thinking?” Page 3

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President John Hanson (1715-1783)

He was the heir of one of the greatest family traditions in the colonies and became the patriarch of a long line of American patriots – his great-grandfather died at Lutzen beside the great King Gustavus Aldophus of Sweden; his grandfather was one of the founders of New Sweden along the Delaware River in Maryland; one of his nephews was the military secretary to George Washington; another was a signer of the Declaration; still another was a signer of the Constitution; yet another was Governor of Maryland during the Revolution; and still another was a member of the first Congress; two sons were killed in action with the Continental Army; a grandson served as a member of Congress under the new Constitution; and another grandson was a Maryland Senator. Thus, even if Hanson had not served as President himself, he would have greatly contributed to the life of the nation through his ancestry and progeny. As a youngster he began a self-guided reading of classics and rather quickly became an acknowledged expert in the juridicalism of Anselm and the practical philosophy of Seneca – both of which were influential in the development of the political philosophy of the great leaders of the Reformation. It was based upon these legal and theological studies that the young planter – his farm, Mulberry Grove was just across the Potomac from Mount Vernon – began to espouse the cause of the patriots. In 1775 he was elected to the Provincial Legislature of Maryland. Then in 1777, he became a member of Congress where he distinguished himself as a brilliant administrator. Thus, he was elected President in 1781. Was John Hanson the first President of the United States? The new country was actually formed on March 1, 1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation. This document was actually proposed on June 11, 1776, but not agreed upon by Congress until November 15, 1777. Maryland refused to sign this document until Virginia and New York ceded their western lands (Maryland was afraid that these states would gain too much power in the new government from such large amounts of land). Once the signing took place in 1781, a President was nefeded to run the country. John Hanson was chosen unanimously by Congress (which included George Washington). In fact, all the other potential candidates refused to run against him, as he was a major player in the Revolution and an extremely influential member of Congress. As the first President, Hanson had quite the shoes to fill. No one had ever been President and the role was

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QUESTIONS SURROUND CLARENCE THOMAS Be Someone Nicer: The Surprising Power of Kindness Compiled by Richard Love WASHINGTON - Responding to comments made over the weekend by the only black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Common Cause has challenged Thomas, Justice Antonin Scalia and the Federalist Society to provide answers to questions around the two justices’ attendance at political strategy and fundraising "seminars" hosted by Koch Industries. "Asking for more accountability and transparency from the nation’s highest court isn’t undermining it," said Common Cause President Bob Edgar, referring to a speech Thomas made in Charlottesville, Va., to conservative law students, in which he was quoted as saying that his critics "seem bent on undermining" the high court. Common Cause has just sent letters to Thomas, Scalia and the Federalist Society, requesting help in efforts to determine the extent of the justices’ participation in secretive political strategy and fundraising events sponsored by Koch Industries. Mounting evidence that the justices attended the Koch meetings does not square with the Court’s statements on the controversy to date and requires a full accounting, the group asserted. "It’s past time for Justices Thomas and Scalia to provide all the details of their participation – apparently on the Federalist Society’s dime – at Koch-sponsored political strategy and fundraising meetings," Edgar said. "Bits of conflicting information that have dribbled out since Common Cause began asking questions about this matter highlight the need for release of the full story," Edgar said. "It’s now difficult to accept the court’s initial claim that Justices Scalia and Thomas merely spoke at ‘separate’ Federalist Society dinners and that Justice Thomas just Justice Clarence Thomas ‘dropped-by’ one of the Koch sessions." A report in last Thursday’s Washington Post was particularly disturbing, said Arn Pearson, Common Cause’s vice president for programs, and an attorney. While earlier accounts indicated that the Federalist Society financed California trips for Justices Scalia and Thomas to speak at Federalist dinners and that Justice Thomas merely stopped by a Koch “seminar” that coincided with his appearance, the Post reported that the Federalist group had "no meetings of its own at the venue, an exclusive resort in Indian Wells, Calif." "Common Cause sought clarification on this point Thursday in a call placed to Eugene Meyer, the Federalist Society’s president," Pearson said. "While we can find no record of Federalist dinners or other events coinciding with the Koch meetings on the society’s otherwise voluminous website, we wanted to ask Mr. Meyer about it directly. He has yet to return our call however, so we’ve put our inquiry in the form of a letter. We’re sending similar letters directly to Justices Scalia and Thomas, seeking additional details about their trips. Here are the facts as we now know them: 1. On September 24, 2010, Koch Industries sent an invitation for its January 2011 retreat in Palm Springs stating that Justices Scalia and Thomas had been "featured" at past retreats. The invitation packet stated that: "This action-oriented program brings together top experts and leaders to discuss – and offer solutions to counter – the most critical threats to our society. …Past meetings have featured such notable leaders as Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas; Governors Bobby Jindal and Haley Barbour; commentators John Stossel, Charles Krauthammer, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh; Senators Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn; and Representatives Paul Ryan, Mike Pence, and Tom Price." 2. Justice Thomas’s 2008 financial disclosure forms state that he was reimbursed by the Federalist Society for four days of transportation, accommodations and meals in Palm Springs on January 26-29, 2008. Those dates – arriving on a Saturday and departing on a Tuesday – fit the pattern of Koch retreats held in Palm Springs for the last eight years. 3. The Federalist Society also paid the travel expenses for Justice Thomas’s wife, Ginni Thomas. 4. Justice Scalia’s 2007 financial disclosure form states that the Federalist Society reimbursed him for transportation, food and lodging for a trip to nearby Indian Wells on January 29, 2007. 5. There is no record of any Federalist Society event in the Palm Springs area for those dates. "The only way to put this matter to rest is for Justices Thomas and Scalia, as well as the Federalists and the Kochs, to produce a full accounting of their attendance and involvement at Koch Industries retreats," Edgar said. "That accounting needs to include programs and attendance lists for the retreats in question, and detail on the participation of the jurists in retreat activities." "Nothing less than the court’s reputation as an impartial tribunal is on the line," Edgar said. Common Cause last month urged the Justice Department to probe reports that

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BY THERESE J. BORCHARD

In her book "The Second Neurotic's Notebook" (what a great title!) American journalist Mignon McLaughlin wrote: "Don't be yourself, be someone a little nicer." I love that. And also the Dalai Lama's advice, "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." I'm not sure if I've ever told this story on Beyond Blue. I did in my book, "Beyond Blue".... It was one act of kindness from a high school religion teacher that had the power to shift my momentum from one of self-destruction when I was 18 to one of healing and recovery. Knowing the symbolism and significance of roses for me, she sent me three red roses at an impressionable point in my life, when I could have easily stayed asleep and continued coasting through life not really caring to confront the gunk inside. Her kindness woke me up and nudged me toward a road less traveled, a harder but ultimately more fertile path. So I was especially moved by an email that I received from a woman who, having read the story about my teacher in my book "Beyond Blue," went out of her way to express the same kind of kindness to one of her students. I include her letter below, because she describes it much better than I: I am a sixth grade teacher, age 49. A couple of months ago your book caught my eye in our local library. A recent hysterectomy had caused me to re-visit some issues that bothered me during my college years: bio-chemical mood swings. However, I was not suffering too much. Until I faced a crises. One day I went to work and got some very bad news- news that would affect my job, a friendship, a ministry, and all the hopes and dreams that went with those. I felt myself become very hot as the announcement was made. Then I went to the bathroom, crashed to the floor, and threw up. Needless to say, I got a substitute that day and went home. At that point I realized how fragile I actually was. And while I returned to work, I went with tears in my eyes and a heavy heart! A few days later I got an e-mail from a counselor. "You are getting a new student. She and three siblings have been placed in a shelter. She is very sensitive and upset." On her first full day she came in early (she has me first period) with tears in her eyes. I had tears in my eyes from my crises. I said, "I know you have been through a bad thing. I have been through something bad, too. I want you to know that God put you with me for a reason." After that we had some school holidays, and I kept reading "Beyond Blue." I was very moved by what you said that the gift of flowers made a HUGE difference in your life and the life of your mother. Because of your writing, God put it in my heart to give this child flowers. I bought a vase and flowers and took it to the shelter- which is run by nuns. They were very protective, "grilled me" a little, didn't let me see the child, and informed me that the flowers could not be in the girl's room because the vase was glass. But they accepted them and let me write her a note. After the holidays the child told me "thank you", and I continued to try to reach her gently every day- hello, little pat on the shoulder, etc. Then came Valentine's Day. I don't know how the child got to go shopping, or where she got the money, but she gave me a carnation and a nice box of chocolates. She also gave me a card with the following note: Dear Mrs. T, Thank you for the flowers that you sent me they were really beautiful. Thank you for caring for me. I never really had a teacher caring for me my others teachers in my old school didn't even cared. I hope you like the stuff I got for you. I care about you a lot. You are always there for me when I need you. When I'm having a bad or sad day and when I see you my problems just go away and I'm happy again. You are my best friend in the whole entire world. You are really nice and are the best teacher. Hope you have a happy Valentine's day. See you later. bye. P.S. Thanks for being there when I need you. LOVE YOU!! You really never know how far one act of kindness might go. This story is proof of that. Therese J. Borchard

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Tithers Should be Shot by a Firing Former Governor Deukmejian’s Name will be on Squad? BOYCE WATKINS, PHD Long Beach’s New Courthouse BYSomeone sent me a video that got my attention faster than you can say, "What the hayell was he thinking?" It is alleged to be a video playing the voice of the by Ryan ZumMallen "great" Creflo Dollar, the mega pastor with more money than some people think a FROM STAFF REPORTS

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe released the following statement: “I’m thrilled to hear that the new Long Beach courthouse will officially be named in honor of the widely-respected and admired former Governor George Deukmejian, an effort I have been committed to for several years. The Governor is a long-time family friend and mentor to me. This is a well-deserved honor for someone who has given so much to the people of Long Beach and all of California.” Councilmember Robert Garcia, who represents the area where the Courthouse will be built, said: "The Governor has dedicated his life to Long Beach, our state and our country. It makes sense to name this new Downtown icon, after our own Long Beach icon, Governor Deukmejian." The new downtown courthouse to be built in Long Beach will be named after former California Governor and Long Beach resident George former California Governor Deukmejian. The Judicial George Deukmejian Council of California approved a motion to name the building the "George Deukmejian Courthouse" today during their meeting in Sacramento. "I'm very honored indeed," Governor Deukmejian told the Long Beach Post today when reached by telephone. "I started practicing law in Long Beach in 1958 and I never imagined that one day they'd name a courthouse after me." Financing for the $490 million building was secured last December, and construction is slated to begin this year with completion aimed for 2013. The current Long Beach Courthouse is more than 50 years old and complaints of dilapidation have been piling up (no pun intended) in recent years. The future building has made national headlines for its innovative public-private partnership with a "performance-based infrastructure" method. The statewide Administrative Office of the Courts signed a 35-year services agreement with private Long Beach Judicial Partners to finance, design, build, operate and maintain the courthouse. Deukmejian, who says he is now "trying to be retired," served as Governor from 1983-91, as well as Attorney General from '79-83 and State Assemblymember from '63-67. There are also two streets in Long Beach named after the former Governor: Deukmejian Drive near Blair Field and Deukmejian Way through the campus of Cal State Long Beach. "It's very nice and very humbling," he said. "The amount of support that I've received over the years here has made this a wonderful place and wonderful community for me and my wife to raise our children and now our grandchildren."

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A manufacturing company in Long Beach is one of several firms that will produce parts for Boeing on new air refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force. The Pentagon this week awarded Boeing with a $35 billion contract, one of the largest contracts in military history. The news has been well received by public officials looking for ways to strengthen a struggling economic climate. The unemployment rate in Long Beach shrank to a relatively encouraging 13.9% in December 2010. Congresswoman Laura Richardson (D-Carson), whose district encompasses large swaths of Long Beach, applauded the contract. “I am thrilled to learn that the Pentagon has selected Boeing to provide 179 new air refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force. Boeing is uniquely suited to fulfill the Air Force’s need to modernize this crucial part of its fleet,” said Congresswoman Richardson. “With this contract, Boeing will create thousands of jobs throughout the country, and I am pleased to announce that several dozen new jobs will be added here in the 37th Congressional District, bringing in millions of dollars to our community.” Neill Aircraft Co. in Long Beach typically produces things like window frames, seat frames, engine inlets and other aircraft materials. Five other firms in cities like Carson and Torrance will also work on the KC 46A tankers.

pastor should have. In the audio, Pastor Dollar is allegedly stating that if he were not "covered in the blood of Jesus," he would have non-tithing parishioners shot by a firing squad. Let's be clear: It's possible that this audio was fraudulently created by someone seeking to embarrass Pastor Dollar (although it does appear to be his voice). Not everyone respects his work in ministery and someone may be seeking to sabotage him. In that regard, I invite Pastor Dollar or his staff to respond to the video with their own explanaClefo Dollor Home tion. Share With that being said, the words I heard in the audio were quite disturbing, and might articulate beliefs held by many pastors. But the idea that a multi-millionaire pastor who owns a private jet would allegedly want to murder poor people for not giving him money is clearly beyond problematic. Additionally, it leads one to question the legitimacy of any church where wealth appears to be the central theme and focus of the so-called spiritual leader -- which is true of many black megachurches. Pastor Dollar preaches "prosperity gospel," which seems to focus on giving to the church as a The ‘Right’ Rev. Clefo Dollor way to find various forms of success (which Pastor Dollar says is about more than just money). He has a $2.5 million dollar Manhattan apartment, a Rolls Royce and quite a few other toys that most members of his congregation can't afford. Personally, I would never go to his church, but I am not one to say that he is a fraud. As a person who regularly studies the drug of capitalism (I happen to be a finance professor), I find that the dangers of fixating on money can be debilitating. Like any other drug, the constant chase for money can not only enslave you, it can also take you away from the most important things in your life. I don't tithe in church. I've always been a firm believer that a man or woman can do God's work outside the church by helping the poor, mentoring lost children and doing what is right by others. For example, giving just a month's tithes to the dying children of Haiti would be far more impactful than paying for the fuel for Creflo Dollar's jet airplane. All the while, that's just my preference, and I would hope that if I couldn't afford to tithe to the church, I wouldn't be shot for my violation. I'm sure Jesus would still accept me, even if I were poor. Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition.

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Justices Thomas and Scalia may have taken part in private, Koch-organized political events during 2007 and 2008. If substantiated, the justices’ participation could be grounds an appearance of bias requiring their retroactive recusal from participation in a landmark campaign finance case, Citizens United v. FEC, decided by the Court last year. Decided on a 5-4 vote, with Thomas and Scalia in the majority, Citizens United wiped out decades of common sense restrictions on corporate and union spending on elections. The decision allowed companies to tap their treasuries to fund political ads and triggered the flow of nearly $300 million in "independent" expenditures into last fall’s Congressional campaigns, roughly half of it from secret donors.

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What Do We Do When The Oil Runs Out?

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Expert Explains Why We Putting Those Old Wives’ Need to Explore Alternatives Tales to Rest NOW BY HOWARD JOHNSON

Time is running out on cheap petroleum fuels. Recent research states that we have little more than 40 years of steadily decreasing supplies of that type of energy while concurrently its price grows prohibitively high. Then it’s no more cheap oil. Then what? That’s the question being asked -- and answered -- by Howard Johnson, an engineer and author of Energy, Convenient Solutions: How Americans Can Solve the Energy Crisis in Just Ten Years from Senesis Word (www.senesisword.com). "We are running out of oil, period," Johnson said. "That being said, it’s time to get down to the business of seriously developing alternatives. It is paramount that we develop realistic solutions to the energy crisis from among the multitude of products and systems that are in use, under development, or even latent ideas in the minds of America's creative genius. We must collect and examine descriptions of fuels and energy systems — past, present, and future — and the many possible and practical ways to replace fossil fuels with renewable fuels or energy systems." According to Johnson, new combinations of old and emerging technologies promise amazing new ways to generate, distribute, and use energy of many kinds. The large variety of proven technologies and systems is astounding. There is no single right answer. The astonishing thing is the variety. In the long run, some will flourish while others will fall by the wayside." Johnson believes that the greatest strength of the energy alternatives available to the U.S. is in the variety of solutions, and that there is no single right answer. He thinks the U.S. should select new energy solutions based on some or all of the following criteria: They should be comparatively inexpensive to use. Should be developed using environmentally sound, sensitive principles. Should be far easier, simpler and less expensive to implement than systems like the hydrogen fuel cell system. Should be adaptable to our existing infrastructure with minor changes. Should use raw materials we already have or that can be developed here, locally. Should be applicable to existing vehicles with upgrades or conversions. New fuels should be useable with existing IC (Internal Combustion) engines of all types. They should create a system that is a net zero contributor of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. They should use evolutionary as opposed to revolutionary changes — a good start to becoming constantly improvable, adaptable systems that drive numerous growing and improving technologies. They should be developed by America-based industry with the many resulting substantial benefits to our nation—social, political, and economic. "It matters not to a driver what powers his vehicle when he presses down on the accelerator pedal." Johnson added. "Any power system that provides adequate mobile power economically when that pedal is pressed will satisfy his needs. All of the new systems could replace fossil fuels as the prime energy source for our nation and even the world. We need to develop an entirely new and more efficient means of generating, transporting, storing, and using energy that will generate profitable domestic business, good jobs, and stop the hemorrhaging of billions of American dollars to nations that hate us." Howard Johnson grew up during the depression and spent most of his life in Ohio and Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 1949 with a degree in chemical engineering, and is extensively well-read in many scientific and engineering journals. He became a professional engineer in 1953, and is conversant in many fields of science and engineering in addition to energy. These include astrophysics and cosmology.

BY KIM DROZE, SPECIAL TO LBT’S

1. Muscle Turns to Fat if You Don’t Use It: FALSE! Muscle and fat are two distinct tissues that don’t convert into each other. When you stop exercising, muscles shrink and allow for fats to slide into their place. People who stop exercising also tend to consume the same number of calories they did when they were working out, which means fewer calories out and probable weight gain. And since muscle mass increases the metabolic rate, less muscle means you’re more likely to put on fat weight if you’re eating more and exercising less. All three factors give the illusion of muscle turning to fat. The good news is moderate physical activity can prevent this from happening. 2. Women Get Drunk Faster Than Men: TRUE! Women’s bodies have a lower percentage of water than men’s and, therefore, reach a higher blood alcohol concentration faster. And that’s not all. Women have half the amount of gastric alcohol dehydrogenase, a compound that breaks down alcohol. The amount of alcohol metabolized by a woman’s liver and stomach is only about 20% of the amount men metabolize. Because women aren’t as efficient in digesting alcohol, a greater amount of alcohol hits the bloodstream and goes straight to the brain. 3. Alcohol Kills Brain Cells: FALSE! People who drink on a regular basis, even if they drink heavily, aren’t slaughtering gray matter. Studies show that damage to human cells occurs only when alcohol is consumed in extremely high concentrations, and the blood alcohol concentrations that make people drunk are far lower than the concentrations lethal to cells. A person would likely stop breathing as a result of respiratory suppression before imbibing anywhere near the amount that damages cells. 4. People Gain an Extra Five Pounds During the Holidays: FALSE! Although it may feel like you’ve gained five pounds by the time New Year’s rolls around, most likely you haven’t. The average person gains just one to two pounds during the six-week year-end holiday period. In a recent study of 200 adults, participants gained an average of 1.05 pounds between early October and late February. Only 10% of the subjects gained more than five pounds. The biggest problem is that any weight you gain tends to stick around for good, despite those New Year’s resolutions you make. So make sure you watch the number of holiday goodies you consume. 5. A Cup of Green Tea Can Help You Lose Weight Faster: FALSE! Lately, everyone’s touting the benefits of green tea, from improved digestion to better brain function. However, in many cases there is little scientific evidence to support the claims. For example, green tea is chock full of catechins, compounds with antioxidant properties that supposedly speed up the metabolism and help you burn off fat. Unfortunately, the levels of energy expenditure they generate are too small to promote any significant weight loss. On the plus side, one study showed that men who took a special green tea extract containing 690 milligrams of catechins – 20 times the amount in a typical cup of green tea – lost two pounds more than those who didn’t take the extract. So massive amounts of green tea extract might serve as a weight loss aid, but a cup or two a day isn’t going to make any significant difference.

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DID WALL STREET HUSTLE FEDS? FROM LBT WASHINGTON REPORTS

WASHINGTON -- The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has just released an infographic that reveals details concerning the tangled web of influence spun by Wall Street hedge fund managers to press for passage of Department of Education regulations that would hurt the lucrative for-profit education sector. The controversial new policies advocated by the short-sellers are expected to have drastic consequences on minority students. "Over the past year, short-sellers have aggressively campaigned against for-profit colleges and colluded with government officials to push a 'Gainful Employment' rule that would hurt for-profit schools, whose student bodies are comprised of 39% minorities," said Harry Alford, president and CEO of NBCC. "The alarming examples shown in the infographic we created begs the question of whose interests are really being served by these harmful regulations." The infographic depicts the various tactics short-sellers have used to attack forprofit colleges with the goal of passing the harsh "Gainful Employment" regulations. Examples include: meeting directly with Education Department officials, slamming for-profits during a Congressional hearing and hiring a private investigator to dredge up stories that the schools recruit from homeless shelters. NBCC has staunchly opposed the "Gainful Employment" rule since it was proposed because it will deny financial aid to minority students who rely on for-profit colleges. The regulation threatens access to education for African American and other minority students by cutting federal aid for career colleges, thus cutting access for thousands of minority students who depend on federal aid to attend these schools. "With unemployment rates hovering around 16% for African Americans, the Department of Education should be doing everything possible to get our kids in schools and off the streets – not work with short-sellers to short-change our students," said Alford. "We need to ensure that students have educational options to get the skills they need to be successful in the labor market. It is an outrage that the department is allowing such corruption to happen at the expense of minority students, while short-sellers profit off of their predicament." In August of last year, Alford submitted comments to the public docket opposing Gainful Employment, he also testified before the department urging the rule be thrown out because of the drastic effects it will have on Africa American students. Last week, NBCC applauded the House of Representatives for passing an amendment to defund the regulation and urged the Senate to do the same. About NBCC The NBCC reaches 100,000 Black owned businesses. There are 1.9 million Black owned businesses in the United States. Black businesses account for over $138 billion in annual sales. African Americans have over $1 trillion in expendable income each year according to the US Bureau of Census. The National Black Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States and via interaction with the Black Diaspora.

Rights Groups: Settlement Must Help Homeowners COMPILED BY LBT STAFF

WASHINGTON - Civil rights and consumer groups are pushing back on efforts to limit the relief that struggling homeowners could potentially get out of a settlement with banks engaging in abusive and illegal servicing practices that threaten millions of homes. Currently, all 50 state attorneys general and federal regulators are conducting a large investigation into evidence that the nation's largest banks and servicers are engaging in reckless, improper and illegal practices at every stage of the securitization, servicing, and foreclosure process. However, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the federal agency responsible for regulating large banks like JP Morgan Chase, is pushing to settle the investigation quickly and cheaply, despite the fact that the practices at issue put millions of families at risk of losing their homes needlessly, are devastating communities, and further depress the whole economy. Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), coalition of more than 250 national and state organizations that includes The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, has been urging the state attorneys general to reach a settlement that effectively restructures struggling homeowners’ mortgages, reduces their balances so that they no longer owe more than their homes are worth, and allows families to pay their bills and stay in their homes. "Restructuring unsustainable home loans is a win-win solution that will help families, help investors, boost the housing market, and create stimulus for the economy as a whole," said AFR, in a February 17 statement. "Regulators have a tremendous opportunity, and responsibility, to make this work. But the OCC - with a temporary acting head at its helm - appears to be making this harder. The OCC must get out of the way of holding the big banks and servicers accountable." In an October 21 letter, AFR told the state attorneys general that they "have the opportunity to require servicers to make meaningful changes so that foreclosures will truly be the last …resort." The letter also states: "This complete disregard for the homeowner is characteristic of how servicers engage in loss mitigation. Servicers have strong financial incentives to push people into foreclosure, and avoid loan modifications. As a result, servicer non-compliance with HAMP is standard behavior and is well documented, and homeowners who qualify for loan modifications are routinely losing their homes to foreclosure."

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Historic Paul Williams Landmark to Receive Well-Needed Renovation Councilwoman Jan Perry honors African American Architect’s legacy and launches effort to bring new housing development to South Los Angeles. CONTRIBUTING WRITER: DENNIS FREEMAN

LOS ANGELES-The legacy of Paul Revere Williams lives on. Williams, the legendary black architect whose numerous designs grace the city of Los Angeles, was given a tremendous honor on Thursday as Clifford Beers Housing, Inc. and the Coalition for Responsible Development (CRCD) came together for a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the renovation of the 28th YMCA, one of his earliest building designs.

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The collaborative efforts of Clifford Beers Housing, Inc. and CRCD to give the 85-year, historically registered YMCA a thorough makeover will consist of incorporating development for 49 housing units for low-income individuals, and a do-over for both the antiquated gymnasium and swimming pool, which are part of the original blueprint designed by Williams. In honor of Black History Month, Clifford Beers Housing, Inc. and CRCD thought it would be appropriate to designate the 28th Street YMCA as a marking point to pay homage to the work of Williams, who has orchestrated more than 3,000 building designs. In a well-attended ceremony in which neighborhood residents and curious onlookers got an opportunity to tour the YMCA, Clifford Beers Housing Executive Director James Bonar said the significance of the restoration for this building is extremely important, not only for keeping the legacy of Williams alive, but also to show the neighborhood it is worthy of first-class dwelling and living spaces. “It’s been important for eighty years or more in the South Central Los Angeles community,” Bonar said. “It had provided a place for young people to start their life after they left home in the past. It’s going to be doing that again. “We have a program that includes the youth leaving the foster care system and support staff in their individual living. It’s a valuable building and it’s done great services in the past. We wanted to give it a new life. Paul Williams’ legacy is manifested in this building and a lot of buildings throughout Los Angeles. This is a real beauty.” The original YMCA, built in 1926, was created out of a need for black boys and black men. The new-look YMCA, which won’t be completely renovated until 2012 or early 2013, will precedence to local residents in the neighborhood with services that are much needed. Mark Wilson, Executive Director of CRCD, said the renovation project is a special one for the community. “This is a very big moment for us,” Wilson said. “This is probably the most exciting project that we’re working on right now. It means so much to the community. For me, as an African American, the work and leadership and footprint that Paul Williams left in this community and Los Angeles is tremendous. It means a lot to me. He’s a real inspiration and role. A lot of young people here today didn’t know who Paul Williams was…today they do.” The newly-designed YMCA will feature a dramatic makeover as the blueprint calls for converting 50 of its original residential rooms, shared bathrooms, and cafeteria into 24 studio units featuring kitchenettes and private bathrooms. A new section will be added to accommodate an additional 25 housing units. Ninth District Jan Perry voiced her enthusiasm and support around the redevelopment of the 28th Street YMCA. “It’s particularly nice to talk about this building during Black History Month,” Perry said. “It started out as a place for African American men who needed looking to get a new start in life. So they came here and lived and moved on with their lives. I think if we keep going in the direction we’re going in at some we’ll hit a critical mass and it will stimulate more private investments.”

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Nina Simone pianist, singer

February 21, 1933 (*) - April 21, 2003

Also known as: "Priestess of Soul"; birth name: Eunice Kathleen Wa y m o n , E u n i c e Wayman. Known for Composing over 500 songs, recorded almost 60 albums, •First woman to win the Jazz Cultural Award, •"Woman of the Year" 1966, Jazz at Home Club, •Female Jazz Singer of the Year, 1967, National Association of Television and Radio Announcers In 1993, Don Shewey wrote of Nina Simone in the Village Voice, "She's not a pop singer, she's a diva, a hopeless eccentric ... who has so thoroughly co-mingled her odd Nina Simone talent and brooding temperament that she has turned herself into a force of nature, an exotic creature spied so infrequently that every appearance is legendary." Nina Simone was born as Eunice Kathleen Waymon in 1933(*) in Tryon, North Carolina, daughter of John D. Waylon and Mary Kate Waymon, an ordained Methodist minister. The house was filled with music, Nina Simone later recalled, and she learned to play piano early. When her mother took a job as a maid for extra money, the family saw that young Eunice had special musical talent and sponsored classical piano lessons for her. She studied with a Mrs. Miller and then with Muriel Massinovitch. For her last year of high school, Nina Simone attended Juilliard School of Music, as part of her plan to prepare to attend the Curtis Institute of Music. She took the entrance exam for the Curtis Institute's classical piano program, but was not accepted. Nina Simone believed that she was good enough for the program, but that she was rejected because she was black. Her family by that time had moved to Philadelphia, and she began to give piano lessons. When she discovered that one of her students was playing in a bar in Atlantic City -- and being paid more than she was from her piano teaching -- she decided to try this route herself. Armed with music from many genres -- classical, jazz, popular -- she began playing piano in 1954 at the Midtown Bar and Grill in Atlantic City. She adopted the name of Nina Simone to avoid her mother's religious disapproval of playing in a bar. The bar owner demanded soon that she add vocals to her piano playing, and Nina Simone began to draw large audiences of younger people who were fascinated by her eclectic musical repertoire and style. Soon she was playing in better nightclubs, and moved into the Greenwich Village scene. By 1957, Nina Simone had found an agent, and the next year issued her first album, "Little Girl Blue." Her first single, "I Loves You Porgy," was a George Gershwin song from Porgy and Bess that had been a popular number for Billie Holiday. It sold well, and her recording career was launched. Unfortunately, the contract she signed gave away her rights, a mistake she came to bitterly regret. For her next album she signed with Colpix and released "The Amazing Nina Simone." With this album came more critical interest. Nina Simone briefly married Don Ross in 1958, and divorced him the next year. She married Andy Stroud in 1960 -- a former police detective who became her recording agent -- and they had a daughter, Lisa Celeste, in 1961. This daughter, separated from her mother for long periods in her childhood, eventually launched her own career with the stage name of, simply, Simone. Nina Simone and Andy Stroud drifted apart with her career and political interests, and their marriage ended in divorce in 1970. In the 1960s, Nina Simone was part of the civil rights movement and later the black power movement. Her songs are considered by some as anthems of those movements, and their evolution shows the growing hopelessness that American racial problems would be solved. Nina Simone wrote "Mississippi Goddam" after the bombing of a Baptist church in Alabama killed four children and after Medgar Evers was assassinated in Mississipppi. This song, often sung in civil rights contexts, was not often played on radio. She introduced this song in performances as a show tune for a show that hadn't yet been written. Other Nina Simone songs adopted by the civil rights movement as anthems included "Backlash Blues," "Old Jim Crow," "Four Women" and "To Be Young, Gifted and Black." The latter was composed in honor of her friend Lorraine Hansberry and became an anthem for the growing black power movement with its line, "Say it clear, say it loud, I am black and I am proud!" With the growing women's movement, "Four Women" and her cover of Sinatra's "My Way" became feminist anthems as well. But just a few years later, Nina Simone's friends Lorraine Hansberry and Langston Hughes were dead. Black heroes Martin Luther King, jr., and Malcolm X, were assassinated. In the late 1970s, a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service found

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3+ Minutes with the Bible THE TWELVE APOSTLES AND PAUL BY RICHARD LOVE

In comparing the ministry of the twelve apostles with that of the Apostle Paul, we must observe carefully: The twelve were chosen by Christ ON EARTH (Luke 6:13) while Paul was later chosen by Christ IN HEAVEN (Acts 9:3-5; 26:16). Prior to Paul's conversion the twelve had known Christ only ON EARTH (I John 1:1). Even at His ascension to heaven "a cloud received Him OUT OF THEIR SIGHT" (Acts 1:9). But Paul knew Christ only IN HEAVEN, having never seen Him on earth (Acts 26:16; ICor. 15:8). The twelve represented their own nation. The number twelve has no connection with the "one Body" of Christ. As we know, Jacob of old "begat the twelve patriarchs" (Acts 7:8). From these sprang the twelve tribes of Israel. These tribes had twelve princes over them (Numbers 1:16). Even when Israel was ruled by kings there were still to be twelve princes -- one over each tribe (I Chronicles 27:22). Thus, as He went forth proclaiming "the gospel of the kingdom" our Lord chose twelve princes for the twelve thrones in the kingdom to come (Matt. 19:28). On the other hand, Paul, as one apostle, represents the "one Body," the Church of today (Rom.12:5; ICor. 12:13; Eph.4:4). However, he was both a born Hebrew and a born Roman, so represented believing Jews and Gentiles "reconciled...unto God in one body by the cross..." (Eph.2:16). The twelve were sent to proclaim Christ's kingdom "at hand" (Matt. 10:7), and later to offer its establishment on earth (Acts 3:19-26). But Paul was sent to proclaim "the gospel of the grace of God" (Acts 20:24), while the kingdom is held in abeyance. The ministry of the twelve was based on covenant promises (Isaiah 60:13; Luke 1:70-79; Acts 3:22-26). Paul's ministry was not based on covenant promises, but wholly on the grace of God through Christ (Rom.3:21-28; 5: 20,21; Eph.1:6,7; 2:7; etc.).

Is it Wise to Date Men in Their 50s? BY CINDY BAO

“The damn show destroyed my family.” -- Billy Ray Cyrus, referring to Hannah Montana, which catapulted daughter Miley Cyrus to stardom.

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New online assessment quiz helps students and Black Woman Makes Univ Of Florida parents assume responsibility for academic History success FROM STAFF REPORTS W.E.B. Du Bois Society’s research-based Academic Ambition and Academic Inspiration Profiles to help students, parents identify personal strengths and gaps in attributes needed to excel in school FROM STAFF REPORTS

ATLANTA – Millions of students all over the U.S. have returned to school for a second semester that will have significant impact on their future, but many of them won’t have a clue about how their behaviors and habits are furthering (or hindering) their chances at success. The W.E.B. Du Bois Society is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that promotes student motivation and engagement as the key contributor to academic success. The organization recently launched a research-based online assessment designed to equip students, and their parents, with the insight they need to improve academic outcomes. The Academic Ambition Profile helps students assess their level of engagement in learning and motivation to work hard and succeed in school, and provides practical recommendations for increasing their academic ambition. The online assessment asks students questions about their attitudes about school, study habits, preparation for class and engagement in extra-curricular activities. The Academic Inspiration Profile helps parents assess how their attitudes, habits and home environment contribute to (or hinder) their child’s academic success. “In conversations about education, too many are overlooking one very important fact: that many students don’t excel in school simply because they aren’t engaged and motivated to learn and achieve. We want students and parents to focus on these key ingredients of academic success,” says Etienne R. LeGrand, president and co-founder, W.E.B. Du Bois Society. “With information and insight come empowerment, and we hope this online assessment will empower more students and parents with the insights and tactical recommendations they need to improve their academic outcomes, despite their school, family circumstances.” The assessments were developed with the assistance of former Emory University researcher and current research consultant Kelly Hill and were based on a comprehensive academic literature review and audit of prior research. The assessments were also informed by research on the role of various parenting styles on student academic outcomes. To learn more about the Academic Ambition and Academic Inspiration online assessments, or to take the quiz yourself, visit http://www.webduboissociety.org.

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Nina Simone accused of tax evasion; she lost her home to the IRS. Nina Simone's growing bitterness over America's racism, her disputes with the record companies she called "pirates," her troubles with the IRS all led to her decision to leave the United States. She first moved to Barbados, and then, with the encouragement of Miriam Makeba and others, moved to Liberia. A later move to Switzerland for the sake of her daughter's education was followed by a comeback attempt in London which failed when she put her faith in a sponsor who turned out to be a con man who robbed and beat her and abandoned her. She tried to commit suicide, but when that failed, found her faith in the future renewed. She built her career slowly, moving to Paris in 1978, having small successes. In 1985, Nina Simone returned to the United States to record and perform, choosing to pursue fame in her native land. She focused on what would be popular, de-emphasizing her political views, and won growing acclaim. Her career soared when a British commercial for Chanel used her 1958 recording of "My Baby Just Cares for Me," which then became a hit in Europe. Nina Simone moved back to Europe -- first to the Netherlands then to the South of France in 1991. She published her biography, I Put a Spell on You, and continued to record and perform. There were several run-ins with the law in the 90s in France, as Nina Simone shot a rifle at rowdy neighbors and left the scene of an accident in which two motorcyclists were injured. She paid fines and was put on probation, and was required to seek psychological counseling. In 1995, she won ownership of 52 of her master recordings in a San Francisco court, and in 94-95 she had what she described as "a very intense love affair" -- "it was like a volcano." In her last years, Nina Simone was sometimes seen in a wheelchair between performances. She died April 21, 2003, in her adopted homeland, France. In a 1969 interview with Phyl Garland, Nina Simone said: There's no other purpose, so far as I'm concerned, for us except to reflect the times, the situations around us and the things we're able to say through our art, the things that millions of people can't say. I think that's the function of an artist and, of course, those of us who are lucky leave a legacy so that when we're dead, we also live on. That's people like Billie Holiday and I hope that I will be that lucky, but meanwhile, the function, so far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times, whatever that might be. Nina Simone is often classified as a jazz singer, but this is what she had to say in 1997 (in an interview with Brantley Bardin): To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt and that's not what I play. I play black classical music. That's why I don't like the term "jazz," and Duke Ellington didn't like it either -- it's a term that's simply used to identify black people."

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida A&M graduate Brittney Newby has became the first African-American female to be admitted into UF's M.D.-Ph.D program. Newby, an Atlanta native, graduated summa cum laude in the spring of 2009 from FAMU with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. She was officially accepted into UF's prestigious program in January. "It is very humbling," said Newby. "I can't help but to think of all of the people that have paved the way. Without them, I wouldn't even have the opportunity to partake in this prestigious program. Newby said her family helps her keep that balance and have been very emotionally instrumental. "My family is extremely proud of me and they continue to support me. Especially my mother, she has been that support Florida A&M graduate I needed because applying Brittney Newb can be very emotional," said Newby. The University of Florida's M.D.-Ph.D program was created in 1967. Each year, the program only admits eight students. The students' tuition is paid for in full with the help of personal mentors and all students receive a $25,000 per year stipend. Lekan Latinwo, chair of FAMU's Department of Biology, James Adams, co-chair, and Letina Banks, pre-health advisor, met with the director of the U F's M.D.-Ph.D program, Stephen Hsu and his assistant, Skip Harris, in hopes of increasing UF's admission of more minority students into their program. "When I read Brittney's personal statement, I told her she would be our first student to enter into the M.D.-Ph.D program at the University of Florida due to her extensive research experience," said Banks. "We started working together to make sure this happened." Banks is very optimistic that Newby will only be the first of many to enter into the prestigious program. The partnership fostered between FAMU and UF has enabled them to become closer to Hsu's goal of diversifying the program. "After the initial interview with Ms. Newby, I knew she would be perfect. We had been watching her for a couple of years now," said Hsu. "Letina has been very instrumental in this process." Hsu raved about how much the students and facility made a great impression on him when he visited FAMU last year. He looks forward to keeping the pipeline with university open in order to successful recruit other intelligent and highly qualified minorities. "The campus was very quiet and the students walked with a purpose. The students here at UF are very loud and believe education is a right not a privilege. The students at FAMU knew that it was privilege and took my being there very seriously and it was very humbling," said Hsu. "The students here understand how much sacrifice it takes." Hsu said every student should have that attitude about education. The partnership between FAMU and UF will help foster more diversity into the program. Newby says because of her foundation and support at FAMU she is able to humbly walk into this program prepared and confident. "After my tour of the program I loved it and knew it was where I need to be. The same feeling I had when entering FAMU I had when entering this program," said Newby. After graduation, Newby hopes to work as a pediatric physician.

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poorly defined. His actions in office would set precedent for all future Presidents. He took office just as the Revolutionary War ended. Almost immediately, the troops demanded to be paid. As would be expected after any long war, there were no funds to meet the salaries. As a result, the soldiers threatened to overthrow the new government and put Washington on the throne as a monarch. All the members of Congress ran for their lives, leaving Hanson running the government. He somehow managed to calm the troops and hold the country together. If he had failed, the government would have fallen almost immediately and everyone would have been bowing to King Washington. Hanson, as President, ordered all foreign troops off American soil, as well as the removal of all foreign flags. This was quite a feat, considering the fact that so many European countries had a stake in the United States since the days following Columbus. Hanson established the Great Seal of the United States, which all Presidents have since been required to use on all official documents. President Hanson also established the first Treasury Department, the first Secretary of War, and the first Foreign Affairs Department. Lastly, he declared that the fourth Thursday of

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Did a White Sheriff and District Attorney Orchestrate a Race-Based Coup in a Northern Louisiana Town? FROM LBT’S STAFF REPORTS

In Waterproof, a small northern Louisiana town near Natchez, Mississippi, the African American mayor and police chief assert that they have been forced from office and arrested as part of an illegal coup carried out by an alliance of white politicians and their followers. In a lawsuit filed last week, Police Chief Miles Jenkins asserts a wide-ranging conspiracy involving the area's district attorney and parish sheriff, along with several other members of the region's entrenched political power structure. These events come at a time of widespread and high-profile racist attacks against the US President and Black members of Congress nationwide, and in a state where white political corruption and violence have been and continue to be used as tools to suppress Black political representation. About 800 people live in Waterproof, a rural community in Tensas Parish. Tensas has just over 6,000 residents, making it both the smallest parish in the state, and the parish with the state's fastest declining population. The regional schools remain mostly segregated, with nearly all the Black students attending public schools, and nearly all the white students attending private schools. With a median household income of $10,250, Waterproof is also one of the poorest communities in the US. The only jobs for Black people in town involve working for white farmers, according to Chief Jenkins. "Unless you go out of town to Chief Miles Jenkins work," he says, "You're going to ride the white man's tractor. That's it." Bobby Higginbotham was elected mayor of Waterproof in September of 2006. The next year, he appointed Miles Jenkins as chief of police. Jenkins, who served in the US military for 30 years and earned a master's degree in public administration from Troy University in Alabama, immediately began the work of professionalizing a small town police department that had previously been mostly inactive. "You called the Waterproof police for help before," says Chief Jenkins, "He would say, wait 'til tomorrow, it's too hot to come out today." The new mayor also sought to reform the town's financial practices, which Chief Jenkins says were in disorder and consumed by debt. Ms. Annie Watson, a Black school board member in her 60s who was born and raised in Waterproof, worked as a volunteer for the mayor. She says that the mayor and chief, who had both lived in New Orleans, brought a new attitude that Parish officials didn't like. "The Mayor and the Chief said you can't treat people this way, and the Sheriff and DA said you got to know your place. If you're educated and intelligent and know your rights in this parish, you are in trouble," she says. "They are determined to let you know you have a place and if you don't jump when they say jump you are in trouble." Ms. Watson explains that Parish Sheriff Rickey Jones and District Attorney James Paxton were threatened by Chief Jenkins' efforts to professionalize the town's police force. Aside from representing a challenge to Sheriff Jones' political power, this also took away a source of his funding. "Before Mayor Higginbotham, all traffic tickets went to St. Joseph," she says, referring to the Parish seat, where Sheriff Jones is based. "So he cut their income by having a police department." Jack McMillan, an African American deputy sheriff who works with Sheriff Jones, says he tried to warn Chief Jenkins to back down. "You've got to adapt to your environment," he says. "You can't come to a small town and do things the same District Attorney James Paxton way you might in a big city. Like the song says, you got to know when to hold 'em, and know when to fold 'em." Chief Jenkins asserts that a white political infrastructure, led by the Sheriff Jones and DA Paxton, were threatened by their actions. This group immediately sought to orchestrate a coup against the two Black men, including clandestine meetings, false arrests, harassment, and even physical violence. Court documents describe how Paxton, Jones, and their allies formed an alliance "designed to harass intimidate, arrest, imprison, prosecute, illegally remove plaintiff from his position of police chief, prevent plaintiff from performing his law duties as police chief and/ or force plaintiff to leave the town of Waterproof." Tensas Parish Prior to the registration of 15 voters in 1964, there was not a single Black voter registered in Tensas, despite having more than 7,000 African American residents (and about 4,000 white residents), making it the last Parish in Louisiana to allow African Americans to register. Tensas and the nearby parishes of Madison and

East Carroll all share the sixth judicial district - currently represented by District Attorney Paxton. Buddy Caldwell, DA for the sixth judicial district from 1979 to 2008, is now Attorney General for the state of Louisiana. The sixth district parishes all have majority Black populations and mostly white elected officials, which Chief Jenkins and Ms. Watson attribute to political corruption and disenfranchisement of Black voters. Waterproof is "reminiscent of the bygone days of southern politics," with a white power structure maintaining political power over a Black majority, according to veteran civil rights attorney Ron Wilson, who is representing Jenkins in his civil rights lawsuit. "At any and all costs, even jeopardizing the life and freedom of my client, they will ruin him to maintain power. This case is ultimately about whether an African-American can be guaranteed the rights that are assured to him in the constitution." According to court papers, this Jim Crow alliance dominates elected power in the area, and "even on the local level, where the office holders tend to be African American, they are powerless to control their own destiny." According to Chief Jenkins, the District Attorney once boasted that he controlled the votes of Waterproof's Black aldermen. Sheriff Rickey Jones Chief Jenkins says he faced an immediate campaign of harassment. "They just wanted this town to be white-controlled," explained Chief Jenkins. The police chief described being arrested multiple times under the order of DA Paxton and Sheriff Jones. The charges, says Jenkins, range from charges of theft for a pay raise he received from the town's board of Aldermen to criminal trespass for going to the home of a citizen who had been stopped for speeding without a valid driver's license, to disturbing the peace for an incident where individuals threatened the police chief with violence for issuing traffic citations. Ms. Watson says the charges were invented out of thin air. "It was a sad case of lies," she says, adding that, "The majority of the town of Waterproof supports the chief and supports the mayor." Chief Jenkins says he was arrested and declared a flight risk by District Attorney Paxton, despite living and owning property in the Parish. "In all my years," says attorney Ron Wilson, "I've never seen a police officer, and certainly not a police chief, charged for something like this." Chief Jenkins alleges he was attacked and choked by a deputy sheriff, who he says shouted, "Shut up...We are in charge...We

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Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Willie F. Gay

Sunrise March 27, 1922

Sunset February 13, 2011

Willie F. Gay said “Farewell and Goodbye” to this old earthly home and answered the final roll call for her heavenly home on Sunday, February 13, 2011. Willie Frances Singletary was born March 27, 1922 in Blackshear, GA to Ceola Moses and Lawrence Singletary. Willie Frances accepted Christ at an early age, completed her formal education in Georgia, was a domestic engineer and her hobbies included grardening to the fullest where her cares were free. Willie Frances married Jesses S. Gay on July 16, 1949 who preceded her in death. Jesses and Willie Frances had one child, William Melvin who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Willie Frances Singletary Gay was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She attended Grant A.M.E. church serving in the choir, Sunday School and Mission. Mrs. Gay leaves to cherish her precious memories one sister Bessie Kegler; two brothers James Kegler and Arrie Kegler; one niece Evelyn Brown of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren Stephanie Melvin, Terri Melvin, Ty Melvin and Terrence Melbin; great grandchildren Shomeki Roberts, Kenneth, Kisha, Kandice, Kystle Shannon, Kendell, Kelvin, Kris, Kermon, Kody, Kelly, Kyle, Shawn Melvin six great-great-grandchildren and a host ofother relatives and friends. Special thanks and to cousin Maxine Toland and dearest friend Kathy M. Complmentary Obituary by the Long Beach Times Newspaper


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Continued from page 12 next page are the sheriff and the sheriff controls Tensas Parish. The sooner you all learn this the better off you will be," an action that Ms. Watson says she also witnessed. Chief Jenkins says his police car was shoved in a ditch, and when he arrested the people who had committed the act, the DA refused to press charges. In fact, he says the DA refused almost all charges he presented and released anyone he arrested. The chief was even charged with kidnapping for one incident in which he arrested the former town clerk for illegal entry. "That's the most ludicrous notion I've ever come across," says Wilson. "That a police chief can be arrested for kidnapping, because he placed someone under arrest who was breaking the law." A grand jury has returned indictments of Chief Jenkins and Mayor Higginbotham, and Higginbotham's trial is scheduled to begin this Monday. The mayor faces 44 charges, including multiple counts of malfeasance in office and felony theft. The charges appear to be based on the results of a state audit of Waterproof that found irregularities in the town's record keeping going back to before the election of Higginbotham - irregularities that the mayor and police chief say they had repaired. Patterns of Violence Mayor Higginbotham was elected at the same time as two other Black mayors of small Louisiana towns, both of whom also received threats based on race. In December of 2006, shortly after Higginbotham was elected mayor of Waterproof, Gerald Washington was killed three days before he was to become the first Black mayor of the small southwest Louisiana town of Westlake. An official investigation called his death a suicide, but family members call it an assassination. Less than two weeks after that, shots were fired into the house of Earnest Lampkins, the first Black mayor of the northwest Louisiana town of Greenwood. Lampkins reported that he continued to receive threats throughout his term, including a "for sale" sign that someone planted outside his house. Waterproof was Klan country from the reconstruction era until well into the 20th century, and violence frequently broke out in the region. Eight Black men in Madison Parish were lynched over a period of three days in 1894 for the charge of "insurrection," apparently because one man refused to follow an order from a sheriff. "The Klan was very active here," says Ms. Watson, recalling her childhood in Waterproof. "We had crosses burned on people's lawns. The school principal had a cross burned on his lawn. A man named Sun Turner was shot and killed on the streets by the Klan." Waterproof is an hour south of Tallulah, the site of a notoriously abusive youth prison, and a little more than hour east of Jena, where accusations of systemic racism brought 50,000 people from around the country, including many civil rights leaders, to a 2007 march. Like Jena, Waterproof is also home to a prison that contracts to hold federal immigration prisoners. When asked for comment on Chief Jenkins' lawsuit, Tensas Parish Sheriff Rickey Jones denied that race was a factor, claiming that Jenkins had abused his office and

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that many of the local citizens who filed complaints against him were Black. "I'm not going to support any type of corruption," said Jones. "Certainly not from him." District Attorney Paxton, also named as a defendant in the lawsuit, disputed all accusations from Jenkins, suggesting that he had tried to help Jenkins when he was first elected. "A lot of this will become clear when the case against Mayor Higginbotham goes to trial on Monday," he added. District Attorney James Paxton Flood Caldwell, one of the town's aldermen, is currently serving as the town's mayor. Jenkins points to Caldwell's appointment as further evidence of a coup, saying that the town Sheriff Rickey Jones aldermen, under the direction of DA Paxton, illegally voted to remove Mayor Higginbotham. "No one recognizes Caldwell as mayor except the DA and his friends," says Chief Jenkins. The office of the Louisiana Secretary of State confirms that they still have Higginbotham listed as mayor, adding that they cannot comment further because of pending litigation. Wilson says this case is ultimately about the repression of Black political and civil rights. "I think this has been going on in Tensas for a while," he says. "I think they've gone too far in this case, and someone finally has come along and says they won't go along." Wilson hopes this lawsuit will bring federal attention. "We hope the justice department will look into this and bring some much-needed reform to this part of the world," he says. Chief Jenkins says he took the Sheriff's job to serve the community, "You've given this country the best years of your life and you get treated like an unwanted stepchild," he says. "I didn't realize there was so much politics to just doing your job." Ms. Watson believes that this is a struggle for self-determination and basic civil rights. "I was born in 1948," she says. "Ever since I was born, Blacks never had a say in this parish, until Chief Jenkins and Mayor Higginbotham. They spoke up, and tried to change things. That's why the parish is going after them." Jacques Morial of the Louisiana Justice Institute contributed to this story.

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Marian Wright Edelman child Watch Volunteer Opportunities at the A Call to Black Families BY MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

The distinguished theologian Howard Thurman once described an oak tree in his childhood yard with leaves that each autumn turned yellow and died but stayed on the branches all winter. Nothing—neither wind, storm, sleet, nor snow—dislodged these dead leaves from the apparently lifeless branches. Dr. Thurman came to understand that the business of the oak tree during the long winter was to hold on to the dead leaves before Marian Wright Edelman turning them loose in spring so that new buds—the growing edge—could begin to unfold. At winter's end, what wind, storm, sleet, or snow could not force off passed quietly away to become the tree's nourishment. My parents were like that oak tree. Throughout most of our history, most Black families have been like that oak tree. Despite enormous assaults and pressures, Black parents and elders remained determined to hold on and persevere long enough to prepare the next generation and give them a better life. During Black History Month, many Americans take time to remember the achievements of amazing Black individuals. But Black families deserve their own praise for all we’ve accomplished. At the same time, we need a new call to action, because our children are facing what I and many believe is the worst crisis since slavery—and need adults’ strength and influence more than ever. Black people devoted to family saw us through the unspeakable assault of slavery. Beloved historian John Hope Franklin and others have reminded us that traditional myths about slavery destroying Black families are a lie: the slavery system and individual slaveowners may have done their very best to try to destroy the families in their control, but it didn't work. When slaveowners tried to mate us for childbearing, we made our own systems of traditional marriages and commitments. When they tried to treat parents and children as nothing more than disposable and interchangeable property, we learned to honor and revere our mothers, fathers, and ancestors and to see our children as children of God. We’ve all heard stories of the lengths many newly-freed slaves went through after Emancipation to try to be reunited with family, sometimes traveling for hundreds of miles in desperate attempts to find loved ones. At the same time, we also learned to create other networks of extended family and near-family that laid the foundation for strong Black communities and nurturing Black children. Families saw us through Reconstruction and did their best to shield and protect children during the dark days of Jim Crow, mob rule, and lynchings. Throughout segregation, many Black families and communities reminded children they had dignity and worth. Long before the phrase became popular, our mothers and grandmothers took their time braiding our hair, neatly pressing our clothes, and reminding us every day that Black was beautiful. During the Civil Rights Movement, many Black families fought together every step of the way. Many parents participated in the struggle for an end to segregated schools and facilities because they knew they wanted a better education and world for their children. In Birmingham, Alabama, Jackson, Mississippi, and across the South, Black children marched and were attacked right alongside and often without their parents. Our families have seen us through many crises, but there have also been threats to Black family stability and reports of Black family breakdown throughout our history. Drugs, poverty, violence, and unequal opportunity have battered our families mightily. But many of us who are committed to strengthening Black families believe the forces undermining Black family life are turning in a dangerous way, and many Black children are treading through treacherous new territory. A toxic cocktail of poverty, illiteracy, racial disparity, violence, out of wedlock birth, and massive incarceration is sentencing millions of children of color to dead end, powerless, and hopeless lives and threatens to undermine the past half century of racial and social progress. Those of us who see the threads of our families, neighborhoods, and social networks fraying under the burden just as our children need us most know we need to reweave the fabric of family and community that supported us and got us this far. This is why we’ve launched the second phase of the Black Community Crusade for Children (BCCC). The Black family has been the strongest defense Black children have had throughout our history, and must become so again to help lead this crusade. Our children have been nurtured and protected in the past as best as we could because of the hard work of committed and determined Black adults—and today, it’s our turn. Too many Black adults have gone AWOL and need to come home to family. We've already withstood powerful storms and we will withstand this new and dangerous storm by banding together as a Black community to protect all of our children. As the words of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” remind us, we've come over a way that with tears has been watered. We've treaded our path through the blood of the slaughtered. We've already come this far on the way, and it is not time to stray or let our children down on our watch. Wake up and stand up for our children who are asking for and deserve our help. To learn more about the Black Community Crusade for Children and join us, visit www.childrensdefense.org/bccc. Marian Wright Edelman is President of the Children's Defense Fund whose Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. For more information go to www. childrensdefense.org.

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CUSD’s Bunche Middle School Hosts Arizona State University’s Sun Devils Men’s Lacrosse Team Practice Ahead of Game Against University of Utah FROM LBT REPORTS

March 3, 2011• Page 11A

Roosevelt Elementary School Students’ Mock Trial Convicts the Big Bad Wolf of Murder at Loyola Law School FROM STAFF REPORTS

COMPTON, Calif., -- After five minutes of deliberation, a jury including Little Red Riding Hood and the Itsy Bitsy Spider sentenced the Big Bad Wolf to life in prison, Saturday, February 19. Sponsored by the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program, the mock trial was staged by 24 Compton Unified School District (CUSD) Roosevelt Elementary School students, teachers, and law students at Loyola Law School, 919 Albany St., Los Angeles. Students portrayed characters including one of the Three Little Pigs, a district attorney, a public defender, Little Bo Peep, and a rabbit as they re-enacted children’s playwright Joseph Robinette’s, “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.” In the play, the wolf is charged with the murder of two pigs. Their sibling, who lives in a brick house and survived the Big Bad Wolf’s attack on his property, is present as a trial witness. Latricia Scott, fifth grade program leader, ASES, presided as judge.

COMPTON, Calif., -- It’s not every day that Compton Unified School District’s (CUSD) Bunche Middle School’s students are exposed to lacrosse but on Friday, February 18, Arizona State University’s men’s team practiced on campus. The ASU Sun Devils ran through a series of exercises including passing, scoring and running ahead of its Saturday, February 19 game against the University of Utah’s team at UCLA. Bunche Elementary language arts teacher Felix Mendoza invited the lacrosse players, including his son and ASU athlete Zachary, to the school site in hopes of introducing students to the sport and inspiring them to pursue a college education. Principal Michael Nkemnji, Ph.D., said the team’s visit provided students with an opportunity to discover how the game of lacrosse is played, and added that exposure to the sport provides them with an opportunity to become well-rounded. “It’s exciting to have the lacrosse team here today because our students are being shown a sport that they may not always see on a daily basis,” he noted. “I also believe that by introducing students to the many different athletic opportunities that exist in college, they may be inspired to pursue a higher education. It gets them to start thinking about athletic scholarships.” Nkemnji added, “Whatever gets them to think about their future is always welcome here.” Chris Malone, head coach, ASU Sun Devils Men’s Lacrosse Team, said Bunche Middle School provided his players with a friendly atmosphere and ample space as they prepared for their match. “We appreciate the school’s hospitality and it’s great to be out here on the field doing what we do best while a new audience watches us,” he said. “It’s always exciting to introduce new people, especially kids, to our sport, which is also one of the fastest growing sports in the United States.” Malone added, “We’re not only here to practice, but also to open minds and give them a glimpse of our ASES site coordinator Lakisha Moore explained that by preparing for and staging great sport.” Additional information may be obtained by contacting CUSD’s Office of Com- the mock trial, Roosevelt students learned the basic fundamentals of the United munications at (310) 604-6525 or by visiting HYPERLINK "http://www.compton. States justice system. “The kids worked really hard on this project and we are k12.ca.us" www.compton.k12.ca.us. grateful for the Loyola law students’ participation. They rehearsed together for five weeks,” she said. “With their help we created a fun and engaging learning experience that gave our students a real-life scenario they could apply to what they’ve learned about our legal system.” Moore added that the mock trial marks the beginning of Roosevelt’s partnership with Loyola Law School, which will include FROM LBT STAFF REPORTS opportunities for students to volunteer at local shelters tour the Los Angeles-based Long Beach - A bunch of Long Beach elementary school students have made college’s campus. a pledge to go to college. They did it after a visit to Long Beach City College, Second-grader Brian Garcia, who played the defendant, the Big Bad Wolf, said which has an innovative program promising each child a chance to go... with the he relished his starring role. “I had lots of fun. My classmates and I practiced a first semester being free. lot,” he noted. Garcia added that he learned the value of truth while participating in THEY'RE ONLY IN THE FOURTH GRADE... BUT ALREADY IT'S THEIR FIRST DAY OF his school’s mock trial. “When you’re in court you have to tell the truth, otherwise COLLEGE.... AND THEY EACH ARRIVED WITH A BACKPACK FULL OF DREAMS. you’re breaking the law. If even if you didn’t do anything wrong before, if you’re THE LESSON PLAN DURING THIS TOUR OF LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE... SIMPLE. lying, you can be punished,” he explained. When asked if he was happy with the BETHANY PARKINS, 4TH GRADER "IF YOU DON'T GO TO COLLEGE YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE IN LIFE." jury’s guilty verdict, Garcia replied, “No. The wolf is cool.” Fourth-grader Ana Gonzalez learned that sometimes outside forces can impact the THE LONG BEACH COLLEGE PROMISE IS A JOINT EFFORT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE CITY COLLEGE AND CAL STATE LONG BEACH IN AN EFFORT TO GET EVERY chances of a fair trial while portraying the “Brick Pig” in her school’s production. CHILD HERE TO COLLEGE. “There was a lot of emotion during the trial and I learned that what people feel ELOY OAKLEY, LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT can influence whether the jury thinks someone is guilty or innocent,” she said. "THE PROGRAM STARTS IN FOURTH GRADE. ALL FOURTH GRADERS IN LONG BEACH UNIFIED COME TO LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE AND ALL FIFTH GRADERS GO TO CAL Gonzalez added that she had fun putting her acting skills on display. “When you STATE UNIVERSITY OF LONG BEACH SO THEY GET TO EXPERIENCE BOTH ENDS OF THE act you can make things real,” she said. HIGHER EDUCATION SPECTRUM." Loyola law student Lindsay Santos said she was impressed by Roosevelt’s "I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT WHEN I WAS IN THE FOURTH GRADE NOBODY WAS students’ enthusiasm while rehearsing. “I loved working with them. The kids TALKING ABOUT COLLEGE. THAT'S ABSOLUTELY TRUE AND WE CAN'T DO THAT ANYMORE. were amazing. They were happy to learn and so eager to find out something new WE CAN'T ASSUME THAT'S SOMEBODY IS TALKING TO THESE KIDS ABOUT HOW TO NAVIGATE COLLEGE. WE NEED TO CREATE THAT EXPECTATION AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE." about legal concepts,” she said. “I think experiences like today’s performance allow THE PROMISE INCLUDES THAT EVERY LONG BEACH UNIFIED STUDENT'S FIRST SEMESTER them to see their potential, and see that they can, with hard work, find themselves AT LBCC WILL BE FREE, FUNDED BY THE NON-PROFIT LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE in any profession they choose to pursue, including law.” FOUNDATION. Mireya Saavedra, law student, explained that besides making sure the students "AS LONG AS THEY COME TO US STRAIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL, RIGHT AFTER knew their lines, she and Roosevelt’s actors had to learn about how a trial operates. THEY GRADUATE AND ENROLL IN THE FALL SEMESTER BEGINNING THIS FALL WE WILL “Part of staging the mock trial was teaching the students how a trial is conducted, GUARANTEE THEM THAT FIRST SEMESTER TUITION FREE." how to prepare for one, and the different important roles people have in ensuring that everyone receives a fair trial.” Parent volunteer Shalissa Collier, whose son is in third grade, said she appreciated Continued from page 7 Roosevelt Elementary School’s ASES program’s efforts to expose students to handsevery November was to be Thanksgiving Day, which is still true today. The Articles of Confederation only allowed a President to serve a one-year term on learning opportunities. “This is very positive for our children. Activities like during any three-year period, so Hanson actually accomplished quite a bit in such today’s mock trial are an example of how our school is willing to think outside the little time. He served in that office from November 5, 1781 until November 3, box when it comes to educating our kids,” she said. Collier added, “I think that by 1782. He was the first President to serve a full term after the full ratification of the putting on this play our kids also learned something fundamental about law…that Articles of Confederation – and like so many of the Southern and New England whether we do something good or bad, there will always be consequences. The Founders, he was strongly opposed to the Constitution when it was first discussed. students also learned that our laws are meant to work for all of us.” He remained a confirmed anti-federalist until his untimely death. Additional information may be obtained by contacting CUSD’s Office of Six other presidents were elected after him - Elias Boudinot (1783), Thomas Communications at (310) 604-6525 or by visiting HYPERLINK "http://www. Mifflin (1784), Richard Henry Lee (1785), Nathan Gorman (1786), Arthur St. compton.k12.ca.us" www.compton.k12.ca.us.

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March Madness, NCAA Money and the State of the Black Athlete BY BOYCE WATKINS, PHD

As March Madness approaches, millions of people across America will be glued to their TV sets in order to witness the amazing athleticism of college athletes from a plethora of universities. Many, if not most of the leading athletes we see on the court will be African American, and it's not uncommon to see a game where all 10 of the guys on the court are black. Black athletes stand out in college basketball and football primarily because of all the little LeBron James wannabes in the hood, some of whom will never grow to be more than six feet tall. Many black athletes take what some consider to be the ultimate gamble: trading in nearly all of their educational opportunities in exchange for a lottery Dr. Boyce Watkins, Phd. ticket that only goes to one man out of a thousand. It's not a wise trade, to be sure. It is also part of the skewed reality of little black boys influenced by media that is obsessed with black male athletic prowess. Images of Carmelo Anthony tattooed from head-to-toe, standing next to Amare Stoudemire after being traded to the New York Knicks serve as fuel to the fire of hoop dreams that typically end up turning into nightmares. Hip-hop culture, mixed with mass marketing of African American athletes, has created a community where every black boy wants to dribble a basketball, throw a football, or bust rhymes for a living. As many of us already know, most of these basketball fantasies never come to life. Far too many of these men end their athletic careers between the ages of 17 and 24 (depending on when they finally realize they aren't good enough for the next level), and end up in the ranks of thousands of uneducated African American males who make up the highest unemployment rate of any race/gender group in the entire United States. They may also become valuable commodities for the prison industrial complex, where black men are as common as the metal bars that keep them encased in the only place where the Constitution actually allows slavery to exist. One of the primary beneficiaries of the "Great Black Male Athletic Illusion" is the NCAA. After being given exemptions from American anti-trust law which allow them to control the labor rights of athletes, the NCAA earns over a billion dollars every year from the athletic labor of college athletes in revenue-generating sports, the vast majority of whom are African American males. This year, the NCAA is set to earn $610 million from the licensing fees coming from ad revenue generated by March Madness alone. Depending on the year, March Madness ad revenue can easily exceed money earned from the entire post-season of every other major professional sport. It is regularly ranked in the top three, and ad spots for the NCAA championship game cost over one-third the price of an ad for the Super Bowl. Between 2000 and 2009, the NCAA earned over $4.5 billion in ad revenue from March Madness. Additionally, the ad income for CBS online content from March Madness has surpassed the $30 million dollar mark. If the players from March Madness and their families were allowed to evenly split the money being earned from advertising revenue by itself, they would walk away with an average of $790,000 per player, with the top players earning as much as $10 million, just for this one tournament. This does not include millions earned during the regular season, as well as revenue earned from concessions, merchandising, video games, and the like. The $790,000 in average economic contribution to the ad revenue pool for March Madness would be more than 15 - 20 times greater than the cost of attending even the most expensive universities in America. Therefore, the argument that players are getting a fair trade by receiving a college scholarship is beyond the bounds of silly. Making matters worse, as a college professor for the last 17 years, I can tell you that the professional athletic schedules of college athletes in revenue generating sports makes it extremely difficult for these students to go to class or be a normal part of the campus environment. If education were a top priority, then students would not be asked to miss class regularly to play nationally-televised games on ESPN. The multi-billion dollar class action lawsuit being filed against the NCAA by Oscar Robinson, Ed O'Bannon and many other former athletes is a great start to making things right with the NCAA. For years, the NCAA has been allowed to use athlete images for their own benefit, with a large number of NCAA commentators, coaches and administrators making themselves into millionaires. Unfortunately,

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Quote for the Week: “It is important always to remember that virtual contact cannot and must not take the place of direct human contact with people at every level of our lives.” -- Pope Benedict gives his approval to social networking websites, while cautioning people to not replace real friends with virtual friends.

State Title Hopes Dashed for Tarbabes & Poly Girls BY WILFRED PHILLIPS, JR. The Long Beach Poly girls basketball season came to an early close Wednesday night in front of their home crowd. The Lady Jackrabbits under the superb coaching of Carl Buggs, and his staff have always finished at the top of the CIF Southern Section. The Vikings of Santa Monica was the host team in a bitterly fought game that was close throughout. It came down to the final seconds where free through Wilfred Phillips, Jr shooting played an important part. With the score tied at 56. Poly had the ball with 39 sec. left on the clock. A Jackrabbit shot was missed but senior Shelia Boykin grabbed the rebound. Instead of holding the ball for seconds to roll off the shot clock, she tried to put up a shot that was missed and was rebound by Viking Kristina Johnson, she ran down court and laid it in. It was the free throw shot from Viking, Blanka Balthazar, who was fouled. She sank her second shot that dashed Poly’s hopes of traveling to the S.S championship, and to state finals in Sacramento. A sadden head coach Carl Buggs, said: “We fell short of our goals.” There were tears of disbelief at Ron Palmer Pavilion. Final score S.M. Vikings 57-LB Poly 56. Santa Monica head coach Marty Verdugo, said this is the biggest win for any of Santa Monica’s sports programs ever. They will now move onto the semi finals in Anaheim. Turning to boys basketball, the high flying Compton Tarbabes, who were the terror of CIF Div: ll, and coming off a win Tuesday night against the tough Chargers of Edison High, lost a heartbreaker to the Ventura Cougars Friday night. The Cougars out ran the Tarbabes by a final score Ventura 70 - Compton 58. The Tarbabes record moves to 21-10. Throughout the entire season the Tarbabes had their ups and downs. Coach Tony Thomas, has inspired into his players the will to win. Key players such as Allan Guei played exciting basketball as they snaked there way to second place in the league. The Poly boys team are the only remaining team representing the Moore League in the CIF play-offs. The Jackrabbits defeated Montebello 74-65. On March 1st Tuesday night, the Jackrabbits will advance to the Simi finals where they will play visitor to arch rival Etiwanda (28-1) at Anaheim Convention Center Arena, tip-off at 8:30 pm. The winner of this game will go to the SS CIF championship game March 5th at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena.

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TWO WOULD-BE BURGLARS ARRESTED AFTER SURPRISED BY RESIDENT INSIDE THE HOME From Police Reports

Two juvenile males were arrested after they attempted to burglarize a home, but were surprised by a 14-year-old boy who was inside. On February 28, 2011, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Long Beach Police officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Lime Avenue regarding a burglary that just occurred. When they arrived, they learned that two male juvenile subjects who live nearby attempted to break into a residence. The two juveniles knocked on the front door of the residence. A 14-year-old boy who was inside the residence heard the knocks and saw the two subjects but did not answer the door. Minutes later, one of the juveniles jumped into the backyard of the residence while the other remained in front acting as a lookout. The juvenile removed an air conditioning unit from the window frame and began to enter the home through the window when suddenly the 14-year-old boy entered the room and surprised the juvenile burglar. In a panic, the suspect fled from the scene without telling his lookout partner that he was leaving. The boy called police and provided a detailed description of the burglary suspects. Officers arrived within minutes and found the lookout partner still looking out across from the residence. A short time later, the juvenile burglar was arrested at his residence nearby. Both juveniles were arrested and booked for residential burglary. They are both 17-yearold residents of Long Beach. Anyone with any information regarding this incident may call the Long Beach Police Department's Youth Services Division at (562) 570-1426. The Long Beach Police Department would like to remind all parents of younger children to talk to them about personal safety practices in the home. Remind your children not to open the door for strangers and if they feel like they are in danger, call 9-1-1 immediately.


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March 3, 2011• Page 13A

Meet Black Female Teen Golfer Mariah Stackhouse: The Next Tiger Woods?

Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Providence, R.I., Public Schools’ Decision To Fire All City Teachers

BY ALEXIS STODGHILL

FROM LBT EDUCATIONAL REPORTS

Sixteen-year-old Mariah Stackhouse, of Riverdale, Ga., has become the first ever African American to be chosen to serve as the 2011 player representative on the American Junior Golf Association board of directors. Player representatives act as the face of the nonprofit organization, which is governed by a board of directors that meets quarterly to discuss topics affecting the state of the association. Stackhouse, just a junior in high school, has built quite a reputation playing in tournaments for the past four years, earning 12 top-10 finishes. This leadership position will only propel the young Mariah Stackhouse golfer forward, adding to her role model status. "It is something that represents my entire body of work," Stackhouse said. "It lets other people see that I've worked very hard to get to this point, yet I was still humble about it and it's nice to be recognized. I always looked up to the player representatives and thought it would be really cool. When Mr. Hamblin called and asked me, I considered it such a blessing." Mariah Stackhouse is an Atlanta teen golf prodigy and is quickly becoming popular on golf courses throughout the southeast. Stackhouse, who has been playing golf since she was two, has already been compared by many familiar with the game as being the “next Tiger Woods.” Stackhouse recently won the Georgia Women’s Amateur Championship and is believed to be the youngest player ever to do so in its 80-year history. She also was the 2007 Atlanta Junior Golf Grand Champion and won the 2007 Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) Girls Championship; and two years ago, scored a 65 in a Southeastern Junior Tour event. When not on the course, Mariah Stackhouse enjoys listening to music, reading and watching her favorite TV shows like “Law & Order SVU.”

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Desmond Clark has Fla. property seized BY JOSH KATZOWITZ

Here is Clark's response, via text message to the Chicago Sun Times: "People know who I am and what I stand for and if the city wants to play hardball because I had bad tenants, then that's fine. I've been trying to help them help me for the last year and a half to get the bad tenants out. "Does any(one) think I want that going on in one of my many rental Desmond Clark’s rented house. properties? ---------According to Bay News 9, a home owned by Bears TE Desmond Clark has been seized by Lakeland, Fla., police, because known prostitutes and drug dealers frequently were spotted spending time there. "This has been a thorn in our side, I want to say for at least four years," officer Adrian Rodriguez told the TV station. Rodriguez said he and Clark have had phone conversations and that Clark agreed that the property is a problem. But on Jan. 15, after seeing no progress, the City’s Nuisance Abatement Board decided to shutter up the rental property, meaning Clark and his landlord brother, Ralph Wilson, lose ownership rights for a year. Here’s hoping Clark isn’t counting on those rental fees in lieu of a lockout. Because he’s not going to be making any money on it for 2011.

School district officials announced Wednesday that they plan to fire every Providence, R.I., teacher because they need “flexibility” to deal with the budget. WASHINGTON—Providence city officials’ sudden announcement firing every single Providence teacher—close to 2,000 people—without apparent regard to its effect or even consideration of the teachers’ performance, is shocking. What makes this even more stunning is that the district and the Providence Teachers Union have been working collaboratively on a groundbreaking, nationally recognized school transformation model. A mass firing, announced in the middle of a school year, does not help solve a budget problem—the purported reason—but, rather, disrupts the education of all students and the entire community. The mayor claims he needs flexibility. We looked up “flexibility” in the dictionary, and it does not mean destabilizing education for all students in Providence or taking away workers’ voice or rights. Mass firings, whether in one school or an entire district, are not fiscally or educationally sound. The mayor and school superintendent owe it to the community and to the students and teachers in Providence to resolve whatever problem they’re dealing with, not by fiat, but by working in a collaborative way. For the past two years, that’s what they have been doing when it comes to work on improving lowperforming schools, developing an innovative hiring process and revamping the teacher evaluation system.

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The Friends of Long Beach Animals is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals in Long Beach/Signal Hill and promoting responsible pet ownership. Friends’ Board of Directors and our animal-loving community members will have the opportunity to meet one another at our Meet and Greet events that will take place every other month in different areas of Long Beach and Signal Hill. The first event will be held 6:30–8 p.m. on March 16 in the gallery of the Long Beach Playhouse. Our favorite pianist, Ralph Brunson, will entertain and there will be light refreshments and a no-host bar. Hear about our upcoming events and exciting plans for the coming year. You’ll also have the opportunity to give us your input and learn how you can become active and help our city’s animals. Of course, there will be time to enjoy the music and mingle with fellow animal lovers. The event is open to all animal lovers. An RSVP to (562) 988-SNIP is not required but would be helpful in planning the evening. We hope you’ll join us!

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American racism shows it's ugly face in the NCAA's segregated design: Most of the individuals being paid millions are white, while those earning the money on the court are black. Additionally, many of the black athletes come from homes that are impoverished, and it's interesting that the nation finds it scandalous when these multi-million dollar commodities are found to have even gotten a tiny taste of the wealth they are generating for other people. It's as if we as a country have decided that these men don't deserve to have equal rights. There was a time when laws were designed to keep African Americans from experiencing the financial rewards from their labor. Today, similar laws are in place with a more subtle and indirect racial impact. It should probably be considered that part of the reason that the American public doesn't care about college athletes being unpaid is because they see a bunch of black guys who should be happy to get the little they are receiving. The same argument can be used to justify the treatment of a five-year old kid in a Chinese sweatshop. After all, the five-year old doesn't have to work for a dollar a day, he can go do something else. But at some point in American history, we decided that workers should have the right to demand fair wages, and that we are not a Communist society. But it seems that our American values are readily compromised when it comes to maintaining our addiction to racial oppression, and the NCAA seems happy to lead the way. Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition and the Athlete Liberation and Academic Reform Movement (ALARM).

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Clair (1787), and Cyrus Griffin (1788) - all prior to Washington taking office. Why don't we ever hear about the first seven Presidents of the United States? It's quite simple - The Articles of Confederation didn't work well. The individual states had too much power and nothing could be agreed upon. A new doctrine needed to be written - something we know as the Constitution. George Washington was definitely not the first President of the United States. He was the first President of the United States under the Constitution we follow today. And the first seven Presidents are forgotten in history. Reference: Grant, George, "The Forgotten Presidents" (excerpted from "The Patriot's Handbook").


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Greater Long Beach Area 10Feb11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0166240 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AUSTERE CONSULTING, 646 W. Pacific Coast Highway #7, Long Beach CA 90806. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JACQUES DARNELL KEIL. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JACQUES DARNELL KEIL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/31/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/3/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0184973 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ALPHA MANAGEMENT LINK, 6656 S. ATLANTIC BLVD., BELL, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARIA M. SOTO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARIA M. SOTO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/02/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

Long Beach Times Newspaper FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0184536 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ELECTRIC MOE, 27953 CALYPSO LN., SANTA CLARITA, CA 91351. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MOSES WRIGHT. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MOSES WRIGHT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/02/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code. Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0160848 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FLOWERS, HEAVENLY DESIGNED, 1943 254th ST., LOMITA, CA 90717. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARIA L. CASTELLANOS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARIA L. CASTELLANOS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/28/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/23/10. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0191447 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GS BOOKINGS, 8132 FIRESTONE BLVD. #287, DOWNEY, CA 90241. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) GINGER SILVERA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: GINGER SILVERA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/03/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/20/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011.Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0176974 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LIDIA’S BARGAIN, 4420 GAGE AVE., BELL, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CRISTINA MORA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CRISTINA MORA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/01/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/1/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0168618 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MACAREN USA, 521 E. 11th ST. #8, L.A., CA 90015. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MACAREN INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: DO EUN PARK. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/31/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0159078 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NATIONAL TURF SUPPLY, 1922 E. GLADWICK ST., RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA 90220. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PLAYFIELD TURF, LLC. This Business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Signed: DEBBIE JOHNSON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/28/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0169623 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PAT’S ULTIMATE SPICE, 9121 S. 4th AVE., INGLEWOOD, CA. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PATRICIA V. COTTON. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: PATRICIA V. COTTON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/31/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/31/2011. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0184018 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SO CAL MOLD SERVICES; SCM SERVICES, 4606 SHADEWAY RD., LAKEWOOD, CA 90713. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) GREENCOLLAR CONSTRUCTION, INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: SHONTON BROWN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/02/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code. Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FILE NO. 2011-0176973 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: LIDIA’S BARGAIN, 4420 GAGE AVE., BELL, CA 90201. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 03/11/2010, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20100339100. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/01/2011. The business information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: HECTOR ALTAMIRANO/ OWNER.Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC 17Feb11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0242714 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: APPLEBY REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE, 119 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Phillip Raichard Appleby. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Phillip Appleby. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/14/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/, 02/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0184091 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PIECES OF PARADISE, 4303 E. Arbor Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Ms. Jenifer Dodson. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Jenifer Dodson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/02/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/, 02/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0128699 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BE-BELLA, 2010 Cesar Chavez St., Los Angeles, CA 90033. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Jose Medina. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Jose Medina. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/24/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/, 02/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0121084 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RPR MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC, 201 South Francisca Ave., #6, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Roderick P. Ramos PA-C Inc. Articles of Incorporation #3318454. This Business is conducted by: A corporation. Signed: Roderick P. Ramos PA-C, Inc. Roderick P. Ramos, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/21/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/, 02/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0223649 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: B&B TRANSMISSION, 8301 WHITTIER BLVD., PICO RIVERA, CA 90660. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) YOUNG KIM. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: YOUNG KIM. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0228381 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CREATIVE INDULGENCE, 1702 S. ELENA AVE. UNIT B, REDONDO BEACH, CA 90277. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) AUTO INDULGENCE, INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: PIERRE HOFFMANN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0227810 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GLORIA’S CASKETS, 3806 E. CESAR CHAVEZ BLVD., L.A., CA 90063. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CESAREO GUTIERREZ. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CESAREO GUTIERREZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0227553 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: HAROON SECURITY SERVICE, 3315 W. 190th ST., TORRANCE, CA 90504. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) NADER MUHAMMAD HAROON. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: NADER M. HAROON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0200337 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MR BIGMANN 65 PROCESS SERVER, 4281 FERNWOOD AVE., LYNWOOD, CA 90262. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MICHAEL R. WILLIAMS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MICHAEL R. WILLIAMS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/04/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/2/05. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0227542 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MULTIPURPOSE COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE, 14831 S. MAPLE AVE., GARDENA, CA 90248. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ILDEFONSO C. REBOLLAR. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ILDEFONSO C. REBOLLAR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0228153 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RICHARD’S FOOD DISTRIBUTORS, 15959 PIUMA AVE. BLDG. B, CERRITOS, CA 90703. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) RICHARD FOOD, INC., HOWLIN ENTERPRISES, INC. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: SHAHIDA UMAR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on AUG. 27, 04. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

3Mar11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0236271 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: (B.Y.E) BRINGING YOU EVERYTHING, 5506 CECILIA ST., BELL GARDENS, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANTHONY ATKINS, KENNETH McINTYRE. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ANTHONY ATKINS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/11/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/11/2011. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code. Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0256194 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DAILY CHINESE FOOD, 1110 S. LONG BEACH BLVD. STE 1, COMPTON, CA 90221. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PHIL TANG, KHEANG CHIN LIM. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: PHIL TANG. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/16/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0265503 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: JIMENEZ FLOORS, 901 E. 35th ST., L.A., CA 90011. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) RAUL JIMENEZ. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: RAUL JIMENEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/17/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code. Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0264762 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: JUMP AROUND JUMPERS, 810 N. MAYO AVE., COMPTON, CA 90221. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARIA CAMARENA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARIA CAMARENA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/17/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0263928 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SCIENTFIC TESTING USA, 128 ELM AVE. #1, LONG BEACH, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) WAYNE A. REIDER. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: WAYNE A. REIDER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/17/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0255216 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: P and B SALES, 6905 OSLO CIR. #C3, BUENA PARK, CA 90621. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ROBERT BOJORQUEZ, PETTER OLSSON. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ROBERT BOJORQUEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/16/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0265786 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TIKIBU, 942 E. 2nd ST. #7, LONG BEACH, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CASEY JOHN DANHOFF. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CASEY J. DANHOFF. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/17/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0255350 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TONE-KAT’S TOWING, 1519 WEST CALDWELL, COMPTON, CA 90220. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) TONEY McCLAY. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: TONEY McCLAY. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/16/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0256770 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TRUSTY BUILDERS, TRUSTY BUILDERS CONSTRUCTION, 2286 TERMINO AVE., LONG BEACH, CA 90815. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MATTHEW OLS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MATTHEW OLS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/16/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FILE NO. 2011-0264775 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: RIOS CUSTOM FURNITURE, 718 S. MAPLE, MONTEBELLO, CA 90640. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 2/7/2007, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20070269022. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/17/2011. The business information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: JUDITH MORA/OWNER. Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC


Long Beach Times Newspaper FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0278337 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ANGKORIAN SERVICE CENTER, 2401 E. 10th ST. UNIT B, LONG BEACH, CA 90804. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CHENDA REACH. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CHENDA REACH. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/22/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0287428 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BIENESTAR FAMILIAR, B.G., 6012 FLORENCE AVE. UNIT 5, BELL GARDENS, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) RAMIRO OROZCO, IVETT M. OROZCO. This Business is conducted by: HUSBAND and WIFE. Signed: RAMIRO OROZCO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/23/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0286299 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CRIMINAL ACROBATICS, 20603 E. STEPHANIE DR., COVINA, CA 91724. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MICHAEL BENITEZ, JOHNATHAN JOHNSTON, JERMYAH LOPEZ-O’KEEFE. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: MICHAEL BENITEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/23/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0286366 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: G T R TIRES, 5310 S. AVALON #12, L.A., CA 90011. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JOSE CUEVAS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JOSE CUEVAS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/23/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0279120 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KNIGHT’S EDGE ENGINEERING, 10933 CORNISH AVE., LYNWOOD, CA 90262. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CAESAR MARMOLEJO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CAESAR MARMOLEJO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/22/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0158286 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PRESTIGE BARBER AND BEAUTY SALON, 2831 WABASH AVE., L.A., CA 90033. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ADOLFINA TREJO, BENJAMIN TREJO, JR. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ADOLFINA TREJO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/28/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/01/1998. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0279353 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ROYAL’S TASTE RESTAURANT, 14238 BELLFLOWER BLVD., BELFLOWER, CA 90706. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) VEEYANUCH WERANONT. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: VEEYANUCH WERANONT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/22/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 02/01/2011. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0296872 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SAPPHIRE EMPIRE REALTY, 599 S. BARRANCA AV., COVINA, CA 91723. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) REINA L. ECHEVERRIA, DAYSI ALEJANDRE. This Business is conducted by: A G E N E R A L PA R T N E R S H I P. Signed: REINA L. ECHEVERRIA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/24/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/31/2009. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0297383 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ST. JUDE OLD CATHOLIC CHURCH.ORG., 7561 CENTER AVE., HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JORGE RODRIGUEZ. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JORGE RODRIGUEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/24/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0296023 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SUB ZERO RADIATORS, 13651 BIXLER AVE., DOWNEY, CA 90242. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ALFREDO GOMEZ, JR. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ALFREDO GOMEZ, JR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/24/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: LBT Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0280035 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE AU NATUREL SOAP COMPANY, 429-J SHORELINE VILLAGE DR., LONG BEACH, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ROBERT BRIAN DAIDONE. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ROBERT BRIAN DAIDONE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/22/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0297307 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: W.E.PAGE & ASSOCIATES CONSULTANTS IN HEALTH INFOMATICS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, 12650 LAKEWOOD BLVD. STE 101, DOWNEY, CA 90242-4547. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) WILLIAM E. PAGE. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: WILLIAM E. PAGE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/24/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FILE NO. 2011-0296873 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: SAPPHIRE EMPIRE REALTY, 5508 N. EDENFIELD AVE., AZUSA, CA 91702. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 07/31/2009, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20091178893. The business was conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/24/2011. The business information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: REINA L. CASTILLO/ OWNER. Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0312414 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BLISS ON BROADWAY, 525 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Nancy Downs Chitty, President, 525 East Broadway Corpoation, 525 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802. This Business is conducted by: A corporation. Signed: Nancy Downs Chitty. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/28/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/24/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT DUPs FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0296023 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SUB ZERO RADIATORS, 13651 BIXLER AVE., DOWNEY, CA 90242. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ALFREDO GOMEZ, JR. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ALFREDO GOMEZ, JR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/24/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: LBT Newspaper/JDC

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NOTICE INVITING BIDS

FOR STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AT PICO AVENUE ON/OFF RAMPS AT OCEAN BLVD. LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA AS DESCRIBED IN SPECIFICATION NO. HD-S2331 AND DRAWINGS LISTED ON DRAWING NO. HD 10-2040

All bids must be submitted before 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Any Bids received at or after 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2011 will be deemed non-responsive and will not be opened. Bids will be publicly opened in the 6th Floor Board Room of the Harbor Department Administration Building, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, California, 90802 at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and the outside of the envelope should clearly state the specification number, title of the project and the bid opening date. Bids received before Tuesday, March 29, 2011 shall be sent to the 4th Floor, Plans and Specifications office, where the bid envelope will be date stamped. If bids are hand-carried or received the day of bid opening, prior to 10:00 a.m., the bids will be clocked in at the Lobby desk of the Harbor Department Administration Building and taken to the 6th Floor Board Room by the Port Contract Administrator. It is anticipated that the Board of Harbor Commissioners will consider a conditional award on April 11, 2011 with Staff given the authority to execute a Contract provided the lowest responsive bidder submits the required completed insurance forms, bonds and signed Contract within thirty (30) days after conditional award by the Board. Copies of said specifications and drawings in CD format may be obtained, at no cost, in the Plans and Specifications office, 4th floor, Harbor Department Administration Building beginning Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To arrange to receive a CD by courier at the expense of the Bidder call the office at (562) 590-4146. The printing of hard copies from the CD will be the responsibility of the Bidder. For information on this project and other upcoming Port projects, you may view the Port website at http://www.polb.com/ economics/contractors/out_for_bid.asp. Copies of all Port insurance forms are available at: http://www.polb.com/economics/contractors/forms_permits/insurance. asp. The Engineering Staff of the Harbor Department will conduct a pre-bid meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 in the Conference Room, 5th floor, of the Harbor Department Administration Building. Attendance is not mandatory, but highly recommended. This project is subject to the Port of Long Beach (POLB) Small Business Enterprises (SBE) and Very Small Business Enterprises (VSBE) Program. POLB expects all Bidders to achieve the combined SBE/VSBE participation goal for this project which is ten percent (10%) SBE/VSBE, of which a minimum of zero percent (0%) must be allocated to VSBEs. Award of the Contract will be conditioned on the Bidder providing documentation that it has obtained enough SBE/VSBE participation to meet the goal or that it made adequate good faith efforts to meet the goal even though it did not obtain enough SBE/VSBE participation to do so as specified in the Special Provision 37 (S.P. 37). The Port’s SBE Program Staff is available to provide information on the program requirements, including SBE certification assistance. Please contact the staff at (562) 499-3472. You may also view the Port’s SBE program requirements at: http://www.polb.com/economics/contractors/sbe/default.asp This project consists of furnishing all labor, materials, power, equipment, tools, transportation and supervision necessary to: A. Remove and dispose of asphalt concrete pavement B. Grind and overlay existing pavement C. Construct asphalt concrete (AC) pavement D. Haul, and place Port furnished Crushed Miscellaneous Base (CMB) E. Install pavement striping F. Execute traffic control plan G. Complete miscellaneous items as described on plans Bidders shall be licensed by the State Contractor’s License Board as a General Contractor with a "Class A" license at the time of submitting their bids, in compliance with Section 7028.15 of the California Business and Professions Code. Whenever any material, product, thing, or service identified in the specifications is described by one or more brand or trade names and is followed by the words “or equal”, the apparent low bidder shall submit data substantiating a request for the substitution of equivalent item(s) within forty-eight (48) hours following bid opening. All Bids and bonds shall be submitted upon forms provided by the City accompanied by a satisfactory "Bidder’s Bond" or other acceptable security deposit in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of such bid as a guarantee that the Bidder will, if conditionally awarded a Contract by the Board, within thirty (30) days thereafter, execute and deliver such Contract to the office of the Chief Harbor Engineer along with all required insurance forms and a “Payment Bond” for not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract price, and a “Performance Bond” for not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract price. The “Bidder’s Bond” shall be submitted on forms provided by the City, signed by the Bidder and the surety and both signatures shall be notarized. The work shall be completed within sixty (60) calendar days from a date specified in a written "Notice to Proceed" issued by the City. Failure of the Contractor to complete the work within the specified time frame will result in liquidated damages in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) per calendar day of delay. In addition, liquidated damages in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200) per calendar day will be assessed for a delayed schedule (as stated in Special Provision 13). Liquidated damages are cumulative and can run concurrently. The Board of Harbor Commissioners, acting through the Executive Director, reserves the right at any time prior to the execution of the Contract by the City, to reject all bids and to return all deposits accompanying said bids. If the lowest responsive bidder fails to submit the required insurance forms, bonds and signed Contract within thirty (30) days after conditional award, the Board reserves the right to rescind the conditional award and conditionally award the Contract to the next lowest responsive bidder. All bids and bid bonds shall be guaranteed for a period of ninety (90) days following the bid opening or until the Executive Director executes a Contract, whichever occurs first. The Board also reserves the right at any time to terminate the Contract for its convenience. Dated at Long Beach, California, this 3rd day of January, 2011. Richard D. Steinke Executive Director of the Harbor Department, City of Long Beach, California Published March 3, 2011 in Long Beach Times Newspaper (1t)

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“A Full Service Real Estate Firm” Serving the Community for 32 Years Property Management Division Professionally Manages • Single Family Homes • Apartment Complexes • Condo • Homeowner Associations Sales Division Provides: • Free Market Analysis • Group Investments • Residential & Income Property Sales • Tax Deferred Exchange Consultations • Refinance Referrals Ivy Arlinda Goolsby-Director Long Beach Division 1100 E. Wardlow Rd. Long Beach, CA (562) 427-8626 Malcolm Bennett, Broker Los Angeles Corporate Offices 11215 S. Western Ave. - Los Angeles, CA 90047 (323) 754-2818

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Long Beach & Burnett Apartments Barker Management, Inc. (BMI) is proud to announce now accepting applications for Long Beach & Burnett Apartments! Located at 2355 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, California. This is a brand new affordable housing community. The community amenities include: • On-site laundry facilities, community room, computer learning center and • On-site resident services coordinator. • Offers two and three bedrooms. To qualify for a unit, all household members must be certified for eligibility according to the area median income. Rents will be determined based upon income/occupancy levels. There are local preference housing guidelines and rental rates are subject to change.

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EJIKE ONYEADOR, MD Board Certified in Pediatrics 1045 Atlantic Ave. - Long Beach 562-983-5496 YOUR AD HERE!

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Call Lister 310-629-9104 335 E. Albertoni St. Ste. 200-618 Carson, CA 90746

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2011 Market Schedule

HARBOR AREA MARKET SCHEDULE Wednesday 9:30am - 1:30pm Huntington Park

at Bissell st & E. Florence Ave in Salt Lake park near the City Recreation Center

$17.00 A Day & Up Ask for Rick at 1-888-352-8463

Thursday 3pm - 6:30pm

Uptown Long Beach market at 46th St. & Atlantic Ave just south of Del Amo in dynamic Bixby Knolls

Friday 10am - 4pm

Downtown Long Beach Market in CityPlace at 5th St & the Promenade directly across from the WalMart store entrance. Plenty of 2 hour validated parking availabale.

Saturday 8am - Noon

Cerritos Market in Cerritos Towne Center on Park Plaza Drive just north of the Performing Ats Center near WalMart

Must Be 18 Yrs. Old Valid Driver’s License Cash Deposit Acceptable

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Southeast Long Beach Market at the Alamitos Bay Marina, on Marina Drive just soth of 2nd St in southeast Long Beach, near Joe’s Carb Shack and across from Wild Oats Note: Changes to this schedule can occur at any time. If you haven’t shopped in our markets recently, please check the above information before your shopping trip. ALL HAFM farmers markets are year-round and are open rain or shine which means we show up, set up and hope it clears up.

Sunday 9am - 2pm

Thank you for your patronage. All our markets are year round and smoke-free.

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