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Join News 104.5 WOKV for Lunch with Clark Howard!

Join Clark Howard, and News 104.5 WOKV at Intuition Ale Works Friday April 21st from noon to 2pm to talk taxes, keeping more of the money you make. 

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What: Lunch with Clark Howard

When: April 21st, 2017

Where: Intuition Ale Works - 929 E Bay St., Jacksonville FL. 32202

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  • The Stone Mountain Memorial Association this week denied a Ku Klux Klan request to burn a cross at the park in Dekalb County, Georgia, citing the trouble at a “pro-white” rally last year. >> Read more trending news Joey Hobbs, a Dublin man with the Sacred Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, wanted to hold a “lighting” ceremony on Oct. 21 with 20 participants, according to the application. This would have been to commemorate the KKK’s 1915 revival, which began with a flaming cross atop Stone Mountain on the evening of Thanksgiving. “We will light our cross and 20 minutes later we will be gone,” wrote Hobbs, who couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday, in an application dated May 26. It wasn’t immediately clear if Hobbs holds a formal position with the group. >> Related: George H.W., George W. Bush condemn ‘racial bigotry’ in Charlottesville statement “We don’t want any of these groups at the park, quite frankly,” John Bankhead, spokesman for the association said Wednesday, referring to white nationalists groups and the KKK. “This is a family-oriented park.”  But since it’s a public park, the association created a permit process to consider each application individually. In a statement, the memorial group, which oversees the park, said it “condemns the beliefs and actions of the Ku Klux Klan and believes the denial of this Public Assembly request is in the best interest of all parties.” >> Related: Trump again blames ‘both sides’ for violence in CharlottesvilleWriting to deny Hobbs, CEO Bill Stephens cited the trouble at the “Rock Stone Mountain” rally of April 23, 2016. The park had to close that day as white power revelers, including KKK members, clashed with counter-protesters. Stephens said an event like Hobbs’ would require public safety resources beyond what park police could provide, and thus, would put guests, employees and public safety workers in danger.  Besides creating a potentially-dangerous scene, the cross-burning would’ve also been an act of intimidation, Bankhead said. >> Related: University of Florida denies request for white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak “I think anybody who knows about cross burning knows why it’s used,” Bankhead said, recalling the KKK’s track record of setting crosses on fire to intimidate African Americans. “We’re just not going to allow that.” Georgia's terroristic threats and acts statute also specifically bars the practice when it’s done with the intent to “terrorize.” The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that states can ban cross-burning, though it warned that the intent to intimidate must be proven in each case. Whatever Hobbs’ intent, the Stone Mountain Memorial Association CEO said the event would violate its ordinances against disruptions to the park and actions that present a “clear and present danger.”
  • The Harris County, Texas, Sheriff’s Department charged a woman accused of leaving her newborn baby girl in the bushes of her apartment complex with child abandonment on Monday, KHOU reports. >> Watch the news report here If convicted, Sidney Woytasczyk, 21, faces up to 20 years in prison. Woytasczyk reportedly told police she didn’t know she was pregnant and was afraid before she gave birth, but police are not buying her story: “We believe that she was trying to hide the fact that she was pregnant and gave birth from her boyfriend,” Sgt. Matt Ferguson of the Child Abuse Division of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in an interview with KTRK. Both her boyfriend and her mother testified they had no idea Woytasczyk was pregnant. >> On Rare.us: Newborn baby girl found in bushes outside of apartment complex Deandre Skillern, the woman’s boyfriend, claims he is the father of the baby and wants custody, submitting to a DNA test to prove his paternity. However, the baby’s maternal grandmother is also seeking custody. At this time, authorities reportedly do not believe Skillern was part of the child abandonment. Authorities believe that Woytasczyk hid her pregnancy to the point of delivering the child in her kitchen by herself and attempting to hide the birth out of fear of the baby coming between her and her boyfriend. That led to her dumping baby outside, investigators said. The baby’s umbilical cord was ripped from her body before she was placed in the bushes without any protection, KHOU reported. The baby reportedly was found naked outside by a neighbor after six hours, covered in ants. As a result of the ripped umbilical cord, she is suffering from a bacterial infection, KHOU reported. >> Read more trending news Authorities believe the child was near death when the neighbor rescued her. At this time, the baby is in CPS custody. Donations on behalf of the baby and other CPS children can be made by calling Mary Votaw at 832-454-4163 or Be a Resource (BEAR) at 713-940-3087.
  • Violence that erupted over the weekend at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, added momentum to a wave of efforts across the South to remove or relocate Confederate monuments. >> Watch the news report here >> There are hundreds of Confederate monuments, not just in the South A crowd of more than 100 protesters in Durham, North Carolina, used a rope to topple a statue of a Confederate soldier Monday evening outside the courthouse. Seconds after the monument fell, protesters began kicking the crumpled bronze monument as dozens cheered and chanted. >> Watch the clips here North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, spoke out about the incident on Twitter. >> Read more trending news 'The racism and deadly violence in Charlottesville is unacceptable, but there is a better way to remove these monuments,' he wrote. >> See the tweet here – The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.
  • In wake of the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, continued conversations are emerging about Confederate monuments. The Associated Press reported that the “Unite the Right” rally was held by a group of “loosely connected mix of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other far-right extremists with disjointed missions.” The group gathered to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a nearby park. >> Read more trending news Despite the generalized association of Confederate monuments and the Confederacy with the Southern region of the United States, such monuments can be found across the country. USA Today reported there are at least 700 and possibly more than 1,000. Here are some of the hundreds of Confederate monuments in different regions of America. Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia: At the center of the initial protests at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville was the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Vandalized with graffiti of the words “Black Lives Matter” in 2015, it has been in the city since  1924. The bronze statue is located in Emancipation Park, formerly named Lee Park after Lee himself. The New York Times reported that City Council voted to remove the statue in February, but it was sued by those against the removal in March. The statue remains as the court case continues. Confederate Memorial Fountain in Helena, Montana: The granite fountain is one of many across the country created by the United Daughters of the Confederacy which says one of its objectives is to “collect and preserve the material necessary for a truthful history of the War Between the States and to protect, preserve, and mark the places made historic by Confederate valor.” During the Civil War, Montana wasn’t a state. Constructed in 1916, over 50 years after the war, it’s the only monument to the Confederacy in the Northwest. Memorial to Arizona Confederate Troops in Phoenix: In the Capitol’s Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, Arizona has another monument created by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Sitting among other memorials, the monument to Arizona Confederate soldiers was erected in 1961. Stone marker on Georges Island in Boston: Placed on the Massachusetts island by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1963, the marker refers to the Civil War as “the War Between the States” and commemorates Confederate soldiers imprisoned at Fort Warren, also located on the island. Gen. James Longstreet statue in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: An equestrian statue of Longstreet -- similar to that of Lee’s, is in Gettysburg National Military Park. Built in 1998, the memorial is located on the battlefield where the Battle of Gettysburg -- considered to be one of the most important in the Civil War -- occurred. Longstreet was a subordinate of Lee. Confederate Civil War soldier statue in Columbus: The Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery in Ohio contains two monuments. One, installed in 1902, is a bronze statue of a daCivil War soldier standing on top of a granite arch holding a rifle in front. Another is of a 3-foot-tall boulder, which is under the arch. It was installed in 1897. Confederate Monument at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles: A monument of confederate soldiers is located in the burial site of many celebrities. The service of some 30 Confederate veterans from many Confederate states is commemorated in the 7-foot granite monument. An inscription on the monument says it was erected by the Confederate Monument Association. It is maintained by the Long Beach chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. 

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