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0 0 0 www.TIJAIISSi;E.roin jjllnhassee Democrat Friday, February 3, 2006 Local Florida EveonS to ffffer arerts Die Dp with disabiDi If. I 'i jkHHilHBESdi MB The Reverend Dr. James Walker Hood Easoih Civil Rights Museum and Research Center, Inc. is proud to present rppap" ammiiai Mima ON CIVIL RIGHTS IN FLORIDA FEBRUARY 3 4, 2006 Theme: "Lessons From The Past That Impact The Future" fci Aetna Smith fcW parents of children VUislmg with behavioral, avoomie or physical dis-UiUlios, a Saturday confer-xwav help. At the Eighth Annual Kwptional Student Educa-Uvu Family Conference, PmyuU may participate in tloions of workshops with topics including behavior, autism, technology to assist students with disabilities, math and reading strategies or autism, said Ward Spisso, executive director of exceptional student education with Leon County Schools.

The free conference open to parents and teachers of students in Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Taylor and Wakulla is being hosted by the local area Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System and the five school districts. The conference will be at Belle Vue Middle School and is for public, private or home-schooled students. In the 2004-05 school year, exceptional students accounted for approximately 5,900 in Leon, 1,400 children in Gadsden and 500 in Jefferson counties, Spisso said. There are 19 diagnostic centers in the state that provide physiological, psychological and educational testing to children, as well as services and referrals. They are funded through the state Department of Education and their employees work directly with school districts, said ANNUAL ESE FAMILY CONFERENCE The free conference is from 8:30 a.m.

to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Belle Vue Middle School, 2214 Belle Vue Way. Preregister by phone at 487-2630 or by fax at 921-4097. On a fax, include your name, phone number, home county and e-mail address. The conference is filling up, so pre-registration by phone or fax is encouraged.

Diane Johnson, director of exceptional student education with the local diagnostic center. One of the Saturday workshops will focus on assistive technologies, Spisso said. "So for children with difficulties with (verbal) communication, for example, we can purchase a voice-activated computer." Some students already have been diagnosed with disabilities but not always, he said. Parents should also attend, he suggested, if they've noticed problems with their child's grades or psychological factors. "There are some students who have attention-deficit disorder, which wouldn't be obvious to a teacher yet," he said.

Social service and other agency representatives will be on hand to discuss programs for students with disabilities. National child advocate and author, Christian Moore, is the featured speaker at 9 a.m. Contact Aetna Smith at (850) 599-2382 or 4s z1 A Tribute to the First Civil Rights Movement Friday and Saturday, February 3 4, 2006 Topics include: A tribute to Governor Leroy Collins A tribute to Buffalo Soldiers Women in Florida's Convict Lease System A tribute to FAMU students Carrie Patterson and Wilhemenia Jakes Freedom Songs Free to the Public "Within Our Gates" Friday, February 3, 2006 6:00 p.m. The oldest movie that was written, produced and directed by an African American, Oscar Micheaux (1 884-1 951 "Within Our Gates" is being shown in Tallahassee for the first time in 82 years.

See this rare movie that has been restored by the Library of Congress. Tickets are $25.00. The play that some folks don't want you to see. February 4-11, 2006 7:00 p.m. Learn about the untold story of black organized crime during the 1 920's against the African American community.

A one-woman show written, directed, produced and starring Sitamon Youssef. Tickets are $25.00. All events will be held at the JWH Eason Museum located in The Progressive Center, 1720, S. Gadsden Street, Tallahassee Tickets may be purchased at the door, at the Museum, or Settles Beauty Supply at 2526 S. Monroe St.

(in the Harvey's Shopping Center) Thank you to our Sponsors: For Tortoise TLLAILSSEE DTOiOCRVT e) Tallahasseecom ct Capital MOutlook The JWH Eason Civil Rights Museum Research Center, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit. All tickets are tax deductable. Home Delivery Call 800-999-2271 Tyllulvssee DlMKMr Tallahasseecom TTOssf (Budwno Kds IBS f( lJ l-J 1 l.nhl WWE owner accused of groping woman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOCA RATON A tanning salon employee told police that TV wrestling personality Vince McMahon allegedly tried to kiss and grope her after showing her nude photos of himself on his camera phone. Police said they want to talk to McMahon about the alleged incident at Tanza-bar Tanning Salon on Saturday.

No charges have been filed. McMahon's attorney, Jerry McDevitt, did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Thursday. A customer who also encountered the 60-year-old McMahon at the salon that day told The Boca Raton News that he was "nothing but a gentleman" and that she did not see him make advances on the employee. But according to a police report, McMahon allegedly showed the 22-year-old female employee nude and seminude photos of himself on his camera phone. He also allegedly followed her into one of the tanning rooms and tried to kiss and grope her, the report said.

She rejected his advances and left the room. The woman said she waited until Sunday to report the incident after consulting her parents. She told police she wants to prosecute. McMahon is best known as the owner of World Wrestling Entertainment. iftWSW Wi5E A.

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