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Informing Miami-Dade
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Bryant new assistant county


County manager George M.
Burgess has appointed Dr.
Mae D. Bryant assistant coun-
ty manager for Social Services.
Dr. Bryant has served as the
acting director of the
Department of Human
Services (DHS) since November
2004.
, "I'm pleased with her accom-
plishments over this past year
while serving in this capacity,
but I am particularly pleased
with her hands-on approach
during this past hurricane
season, especially after
Hurricane Wilma," said
Burgess. "In a matter of days
after the hurricane, Mae coor-
dinated the Help Us Help You


2006 MLK

Parade


Community celebrates
Martin Luther King at
Liberty City parade.
High school bands
and majorettes
perform in honor of
Martin Luther King.
Haitian advocates
plead for the release
of jailed priest,
Reverend
Gerard Jean-Juste.
- Photos by James Forbes


campaign, which immediately
connected County residents in
need of assistance to an array
of local, state and federal pro-
grams. This is the type of ener-
gy, initiative and cooperation I
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ber of my executive team."
When asked how she feels
about her recent appointment,
Bryant says, "I feel great. I
believe I have something to
contribute in the area of social
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... I'm pleased with her accomplish-
ments over this past year while serving
in this capacity, but I am particularly
pleased with her hands-on approach
during this past hurricane season, espe-
cially after Hurricane Wilma ... "
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Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, Dr. Randal Pinkett and
Senator Frederica S.Wilson.

5000 Role Models 2006 MLK

breakfast tremendous success


The 5000 Role Models of
Excellence Project held its 13th
annual Unity Scholarship
Breakfast honoring the late Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. on
Monday, January 16, at Parrot
Jungle Island. The purpose of
this annual community event is
to raise funds for the project's
scholarship fund in a spirit of
unity and fellowship exempli-
fied by the principles and ideals
of our ultimate Drum Major for
Justice and Peace: Dr. Martin
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"The program extends thanks
to the numerous organizations,
religious institutions, schools,
elected officials and role models
who attended the event. The
Unity Scholarship Breakfast
brought our multi-cultural and
multi-ethnic community
together to pray for peace dur-
ing these painful days of war
and its aftermath. We continue
to pray for our troops who are
fighting in Iraq and defending
America on other battle
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By Renee M. Harris
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Observers in any of the five
dependency courtrooms at the
juvenile justice center on 27th
avenue are likely to leave with
the opinion that child abuse is
primarily a Black thing, as the
majority of the families
answering to the state's allega-
tions of abuse or neglect are
Black.
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violence and substance abuse
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'Homegirl' appointed as CEO

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City youth that the sky is the
limit when it comes to their
dreams than a woman whose
background is a strong testa-
ment to that belief? Who best
to convince Miami's Black pro-
fessionals that giving back to
the community should be as
natural as breathing than
someone who took a signifi-
cant cut in pay to serve her
community? Who best to lead
a longstanding community
organization given its first sig-
nificant financial gift from
none other than Harry
Belafonte than someone who
grew up spending much of her
childhood days there?
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family's household, research
has found that working with
Black families in an individu-
alized approach before danger-
ous issues escalate to child
abuse or neglect is in the chil-
dren's best interest. Research
has also found that many
issues that typically land a
Black family in the foster care
system are economic in nature
and can be alleviated without
removing children from the
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has the right idea

F rom its recent appointment of the Incredibly talent-
ed homegrown Alison Austin to its acquisition of the
family-friendly Neighborhood Partnership Program,
The Belafonte Tacolcy Center has its focus on the commu-
nity, where it should be.

Founded almost 40 years ago as an advisory group for
Liberty City's youth, Tacolcy has survived the test of time by
offering relevant, important services for Liberty City's chil-
dren and families.

Austin's recent appointment as CEO was a brilliant move
by Tacolcy's board of directors. When convincing inner city
youth that they not only possess the intellect and talent to
become whatever their hearts desire, but that they can
actually pursue careers previously thought to be available
to everyone else but them, it helps to have someone who
looks like them who has "been there, done that." Liberty
City's youth get that in Alison Austin.

Austin's list of qualities is impressive. She lives, works
and worships in the community. She took a pay cut to work
at Tacolcy. She has lived in another country, having resided
on St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and has worked for the
United Nations and the National Audubon Society. Austin
can tell our children convincingly that they can do any-
thing.

Black Miami must follow Austin's lead. As she creates
Tacolcy's Angels, leads its fully accredited preschool and
advocates for the preservation of families, Black Miami
should be lining up at Tacolcy's doors to help her and her
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Reginald Clyne, Esq.


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Tift afi idve the law

I had an interesting conversation with a retired federal
judge during a recent mediation. He stated that the found-
ing fathers had a strong distrust of government having suf-
fered under the tyranny of the English Monarch, King
George, III. They developed our system of government after
much debate with three equal branches of government
(executive, legislative, and judicial). Our government was
designed with checks and balances, so that no branch
could run amok. Our system has worked because the judi-
ciary and legislative branch are strong and independent
and serve as a check on the executive branch. Many gov-
ernments such as the Soviet Union have wonderful laws
and constitutions that outline magnificent manifestos pre-
serving all sorts of rights. However, these rights are never
enforced because the judiciary in these systems are weak.
Laws are a waste of paper if they are not fairly enforced.
President Bush's authorization of illegal wiretapping of
American citizens in violation of our laws is a grievous
transgression that many citizens are blithely ignoring.
The President of the United States is not above the law. In
fact, a President, should lead by example and assiduous-
ly follow the law. The recent violations are being justified
by the war on terrorism. The war on terrorism has been
overused to justify too many illicit acts by our executive
branch: no bid contracts to Halliburton, the war in Iraq,
holding citizens without due process and torturing sus-
pects.
History has a way of repeating itself. During the 1940's
after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government put
Japanese American citizens in internment camps. While
Japanese Americans were bravely fighting the Italians and
Germans, their families were kept in prisons. We trampled
over the constitutional rights of Japanese Americans in the
war hysteria brought on by anti-Japanese sentiment after
Pearl Harbor.
In the 1960's, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, "fighting
communism" and "insidious attacks on the American Way,"
authorized illegal wiretaps on American citizens and had
agents infiltrate American organizations. At the time, this
spying seemed justified to many. The SCLC was not an
insidious communist organizations attempting to over-
throw the government. While this organization may have
been in forefront of the Civil Rights struggle, which was
clearly an attack on the government that permitted an
immoral and illegal system of segregation, it was not and
has never been an anti-American organization. Infiltrating
the SCLC with spies was wrong.
Dr. King's objections to the unequal treatment of Blacks,
his quest for economic, political and social equality, and
even his disagreement over the War in Vietnam these
attacks on the American Way were not anti-American.
Wiretapping his phone was wrong.
The quest for justice and the act of protest is the very
foundation of this country. Let us not forget that our
founding fathers were considered traitors by the English.
The Declaration of Independence was an act of high trea-
son that would have led to the death of many of the signa-
tories if we had lost the War of Independence. Thomas
Jefferson stated that the highest form of patriotism is


protest against the government.
We are now in a new anti-Terrorism hysteria. Citizens
are put in jail without due process, people are tortured,
illegal wiretaps are put on phones all justified by the
President as a way to protect our freedoms from terrorist.
That is an interesting anomaly. Our freedoms are pre-
served by taking them away? I have a feeling that history
will reveal that the current trampling of our laws and the
Constitution is wrong.


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Major

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Summer and After-School
In response to parent surveys placing these
programs in high priority, in 2005 The Children's
Trust nearly doubled its investment in summer and after-school
programs. This $23 million investment will serve 35,000 children
in about 230 locations throughout this community. Required
program components include literacy, fitness, healthy nutrition,
::social skills and family involvement. One-third of all after-school
programs reported improved physical fitness and reading skills
by 75% or more of their children.

211 The Children's Trust Helpline
SAn invaluable community resource, 211 The Children's Trust
JHelpline launched in July. It provides telephone counseling,
_crisis intervention .and information and referral to more than
2,000 important social services that help families and youth
cope with their most pressing issues. Whether parents are
simply looking for information about available summer
programs or accredited child care centers in their neighborhood
or have more serious problems, specially trained counselors at
The Switchboard of Miami answer their calls 24 hours a day, 7
days a week in English, Spanish and Creole and connect them
to needed services.

Prevention and Promotion
Encouraging positive outcomes in children and families while
reducing illiteracy, delinquency, drug abuse, teen pregnancy,
child abuse, injury and neglect is the hallmark of this initiative.
The Trust invested an additional $4.4 million in these programs
in 2005, including targeted first-time funding for arts programs.
Newly awarded contracts increase The Trust's sustainable
investment in prevention and promotion by 39% to more than
$11 million.

Children with Disabilities
The Trust makes a significant commitment to include children
with disabilities in all funded programs and services. Removing
barriers to services for children and adolescents with disabilities
land other special challenges is the goal of this $7 million
investment. Parent to Parent, The Bertha Abess Children's
Center, Carrie Brazer Center for Autism and Alternative
Approaches, the UM Debbie School and the Association for
Retarded Citizens are among the many programs funded to
serve disabled children and their families.

Health Connect
A comprehensive health initiative named Health Connect was
spearheaded in 2005 in collaboration with many community
:partners to address the needs of more than 100,000 children
without access to quality health care. The result would be a
-team of health professionals in each Miami-Dade public school.
Additional components of this initiative would connect families
to available insurance and other assistance programs and
could include universal health screenings and a voluntary home
visiting system for each newborn and his or her parents. The
STrust has committed $11.5 million from its 2005-06 budget to
.Health Connect and $20 million per year thereafter.


Other Sources of Pride


* $2 million in hurricane relief for families and service providers
* Considerable progress on the design of a ratings system
to improve the quality of early child care and education
programs that prepare children to enter school ready to learn
* Creating a youth advisory committee of high school juniors
and seniors to advise The Trust on its investment strategies
and mentor young leaders of tomorrow
* Successfully lobbying in Tallahassee for funding for universal
pre-kindergarten, reinstating year-round open enrollment
in the Florida KidCare health insurance program, increasing
funding for the Guardian ad Litem program and promoting
laws and policies to improve lives
* Promoting the adoption of foster kids through a bi-lingual
television campaign that will expand into Creole in 2006
* Publication of three resource guides for parents and
caregivers
* The launch of Champions for Children, a prestigious
annual event honoring individuals and service providers for
exemplary achievements
* 41,000 free children's books distributed in Miami-Dade
throught the Reach Out and Read program


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* More programs for children ages birth to 5 and their parents
* Summer and after-school programs in neighborhoods with
few or no services
* A new website for the community to access tools and
resources for parents, caregivers, youth and service providers


For more information or to view our complete 2005
annual report on line, go to www.thechildrenstrust.org.
To request a hard copy, call (305) 571-5700.


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An Important Message

for Individuals Affected by

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita...


If you were displaced by the hurricanes and are still living in a hotel
or motel, it is important to understand that FEMA will end its direct-billing
program for hotel and motel rooms on February 7, 2006, unless you contact
FEMA by January 30, 2006.

For FEMA to continue to pay for your hotel room beyond February 7. 2006.
you must contact FEMA no later than January 30 to receive an
authorization code to provide to your hotel. Any evacuee changing hotels or
checking into a hotel between now and January 30 must also have
a FEMA authorization code.

If you haven't done so already, register for help from FEMA today.
You can also get help locating housing through FEMA.

To register or request authorization for FEMA to continue to pay for your
room beyond February 7, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or for TTY callers,
1-800-462-7585 as soon as possible, but no later than January 30, and
provide this authorization code to your hotel.

If you were displaced from a low income housing unit funded by the
government, or you were homeless before the storm, the Department of
Housing and Urban Development can help you find housing options.
Call 1-866-373-9509 (TTY 1-800-877-8339). Lines are open 24 hours a day.

In addition to temporary housing assistance, there are a number of grant
programs that you may be eligible for. You do not need to
complete a loan application with the Small Business Administration
to be considered for FEMA's temporary housing assistance
or funds for certain other disaster related needs you may have.

More than 700,000 families have already been helped with rental assistance
to pay for long-term housing. Join them and move on to a better housing option today.

Disaster recover, assistance is available without regard to race, color .sex,
religion, national origin, age, disability, or economic status. If you or
someone you know has been discriminated against, you should call FEMA
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Wednesday, January 25th, 2006
7:00 P.M.
THE WEST P'ERRINE CAA BUILDING,
LOC ATEDi AT 17n01 IrkHOECTE'AD AVE MIAMI- FL.


THE BOUNDARIES OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AREA
ARE GENERALLY DESCRIBED AS, BOUNDED ON THE
NORTH BY SW 168TH STREET, BOUNDED ON THE EAST
AND THE SOUTHEAST BY STATE ROAD 5 (US-1),
CROSSING OVER TO THE BUSWAY AT SW 186TH
STREET, AND THEN TO THE EAST BY THE BUSWAY,
AND THEN BOUNDED ON TIJE WEST AND SOUTHWEST
BY THE STATE ROAD 821 (THE HOMESTEAD
EXTENSION OF FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE), IN
UNINCORPORATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY.
The purpose of the meeting isito provide an opportunity for the
community to have input into the redevelopment plan study that is
being prepared for the redevelopment area.
The meeting will be hosted by redevelopment planning consultants,
the Office of Community and Economic Development and the Office
of Strategic Business Management. The meeting is open to the
public. Please call (305) 375-3418, should you desire any additional
information.
Miami-Dade County provides equal access and equal opportunity in
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of the handicap "Sign Language interpreters are available upon
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The Governing Board of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
for the Miami Urbanized Area will hold a public hearing on Thursday,
February 23, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in the County.Commission Chambers,
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First Street, Miami, Florida, for the pur-
poses of approving:
Amendment to the FY 2006 Transportation Improvement Program
(TIP) for Eastern Port Boulevard Project
This amendment will clarify the project description, revise the project cost
estimate and modify the funding sources to include Florida Department of
Transportation District 6 (FDOT) funding recently awarded to this project
through the County Incentive Grant Program. The purpose of the Eastern
Port Boulevard is to provide roadway traffic intersection and signalization
at the Port of Miami Cargo Gateway and terminal gateway complex. The
Port of Miami anticipates this project will cost $3.1 million during fiscal
year 2005-2006.
All interested parties are invited to attend. For copies of the TIP and/or
further information, please contact the MPO Secretariat, Stephen P. Clark
Center, 111 NW First Street, Suite 910, Miami, Florida 33128, phone:
(305) 375-4507; e-mail: mpo(miamidade.gov ; website: www.miami-
dade.gov/mpo. It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all
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1000 supporters attend MLK breakfast


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grounds around the world,"
stated Senator Frederica S.
Wilson, founder of the project.
Omarosa Manigault-
Stallworth, featured on season
one of "The Apprentice," intro-
duced keynote speaker, Dr.
Randal Pinkett "The
Apprentice" season four, to
an audience of over 1,000
attendees. On December 15,
2005, Dr. Pinkett became the
first Black to earn the coveted
title of "The Apprentice" on
Donald Trump's popular NBC
reality show. Dr. Pinkett holds
five academic degrees in engi-
neering, business and technol-
ogy, including a B.S. from
Rutgers University, an M.S.
from Lhe University of Oxford
in England as a Rhodes
Scholar, and an M.S., M.B.A.
and Ph.D. from MIT. In addi-


lion, Dr. Pinkett is the co-
founder. President and CEO of
BCT Partners, a multi-million
dollar management, technology
and policy consulting firm
based in Newark, NJ.
Role Models Les Brown,
Kervin Clenance and James
Thomas, Jr. served as toast-


Thompson.
Special selections were ren-
dered by Gwendolyn Larry,
Role Model Reverend Abraham
Thomas and recording artist
Cafidia Stuart. Role Models
Director Robert Parker, Chief
Gerald Darling and Chief
James Wright assisted Federal


U.S. Congressman Kendrick Meek, U.S. Congressman Jim
Davis, Representative Gustavo A. Barreiro, State Attorney
Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Mayor
Manuel A. Diaz, Mayor Shirley Gibson, Mayor Kevin Burns
and Mayor Joseph Kelly bring greetings.


masters. A unity ceremony to
pray for peace and unity in our
community and around the
world was led by Role Models
Reverend Dr. Robert Ingram,
Bishop Joseph Watson,
Reverend Rudolph Daniels,
Reverend Canon Fritz Bazin,
Rabbi Solomon Schiff,
Associate Pastor Clinton
Engram and Pastor Billy


Judge Donald Graham, Circuit
Judge Jerald Bagley and
Circuit Judge Daryl Trawick
with the induction of keynote
speaker Dr. Randal Pinkett.
State Senator Rod Smith; Vice-
Mayor Oscar Braynon, II, City
of Miami Gardens; Division
Chief Ricky Smith; Major
DiBernardo, Miami-Dade
County Police Department; and


Mr. Charles C. Scott, South
Florida Water Management
District.
Dr. Pinkett delivered a spe-
cial message regarding the
importance of the work of Dr.
King by giving a historical
depiction of his life, which
helped shaped his destiny. He
challenged us to not allow our
children to limit themselves to
our knowledge and experi-
ences, but to encourage them
to excel further so that they are
not hindered and far exceed
our expectations.
Also on hand were U.S.
Congressman Kendrick Meek,
U.S. Congressman Jim Davis,
Representative Gustavo A.
Barreiro, State Attorney
Katherine Fernandez Rundle,
Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Mayor
Manuel A. Diaz, Mayor Shirley
Gibson, Mayor Kevin Burns
and Mayor Joseph Kelly to
bring greetings.


Neighborhood program keeps Black families together


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Empowering our Community
with Hope and Outreach
Services a Neighborhood
Partnership Program at the
Belafonte Tacolcy Center, a
longstanding community
organization located in the
heart of Liberty City. A collab-
oration with the Department
of Children and Families, the
E.C.H.O.S. has at its mission
the reduction of child abuse
and neglect by working with
families in a non-threatening,
family-centered approach that
builds on a family's strengths
to meet its needs. Key to that
approach is the ability to get
to know families when there
are no significant problems
affecting the safety of chil-
dren. If problems do surface
within a family, the organiza-
tion has significant informa-
tion about a family to help


determine the best approach
to help them.
"Information like whether a


HORACE ROBERTS


family has a strong support
system, how a family has
managed previous crises, and


the family's hopes and dreams
and fears all determine how
we work with them," said
Horace Roberts, program
director who, as a teen, fre-
quented the Belafonte Tacolcy
Center. Roberts said the pro-
gram is currently focusing on
prevention and preservation
- referring to the E.C.H.O.S.'
efforts to keep Liberty City
families away from the foster
care system as well as work-
ing with DCF to keep together
those already involved with
the system.
According the Roberts, the
NPP has the tough job of
developing a relationship with
Liberty City's children and
families in an atmosphere
where community distrust of
government agencies like the
DCF runs high. In an effort to
establish this vital relation-
ship, E.C.H.O.S. facilitates
community events like its toy
drive for Christmas where


"over 100 children received
toys." The organization also
delivered Thanksgiving bas-
kets and has an advisory
board comprised of people-
residing in or with strong ties
to the community.
New Tacolcy CEO Alison
Austin said the NPP is
focused on connecting with
residents who "have lost all
sense of trust and hope." She
is pleased that the E.C.H.O.S.
staff is an "incredible group of
people" who make themselves
available to their clients
24/7.
The NPP will begin holding
quarterly town hall meetings
to initiate an ongoing dia-
logue with the community
about issues important to
children and families. "Our
goal is to have a family-
friendly NPP," said Roberts.
For more information about
the E.C.H.O.S. program, con-
tact Roberts at 305-751-1295.


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Wedding Anniversary greet-
ing go out to the following:
Carlton and Mammie
Burse, January 10th
Leonard and Judith R.
Wilcox, January 13th:
Their 19th
Byron and
Fredericka W. Smith,
January 14th: Their
22nd
Congratulations
Dear Delta Sisters
Clara Roundtree and
Yvonne Deveaux-
Goggins who are now RHC
50 year Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority members.
Get well wishes to all of you!
From all of us!
Alice Dean-Harrison,
Barbara Jean Blatch-Brooks,
Frances Brown,
Rudie Marks, Janice
Sanders, Mae
Hamilton-Clear,
Carlos Cooke, Marcus
Symonette, Emily
Carey Pittman,
Henry Goa, Mertis
Seymour, LaClyde
Clarke, Herbert
Rhodes, Jr., Bessie R1
Forbes, George McPhee,
Eugene Cole, Cleomie Allen-
Smith, Charles Hudson, Kim
Lynch, and Pearline Nairn.
Miamians were saddened to
learn of the closing of "Afro-
In-Books and Things" which
was an icon in the community
for Dade County teachers and
students. We went there to
purchase Black histo-
ry books, pamphlets
and many other items
to instill in our stu-
dents self-enlighten- i
ment through books
written by Blacks so
they could have a bet-
ter understanding of
our culture. Earl and
Eursia Wells were the Bt
store's first owners.
The second owners, William
and Stephana Clark, closed
the landmark bookstore per-
manently on December 31.
Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice is the most
popular member of the Bush
administration, according to a


new study from the Pew
Research Center for the
People and the Press, an inde-
pendent research group that
studies attitudes toward poli-
tics, as well as the
press and public poli-
cy issues. Rice the
highest ranking Black
woman in U.S. govern-
ment, has an overall
favorable rating among
Americans of 57 per-
cent, compared to
President Bush's 53
ODES percent and Vice
President Dick
Cheney's 48 percent.
Old Timers and those at
Booker T. Washington
Senior High were saddened to
learn of the demise of former
Physical education
teacher Harriet
Shootes. Sympathy to
her children.
Mrs. Rosa Rushing
was honored by her
friends and church
members last week for
all of the beautiful
services rendered as a
'CE member of Mt. Olivette
Baptist Church. She is a
faithful and very dedicated
member, who serves all of her
friends and fellow members.
Congratulations Mrs.
Rushing!
Recently, the Saint Agnes
Episcopal Church journeyed
to "Nassau," the capital of the
Bahamas. Among those sail-
ing on the
"Fascination" were
Francina Robinson,
Joyce Major
Hepburn, Arnett
Hepburn Mr. and
S Mrs. Richard L.M.
Barry, Cupidine D.
Dean, Fred Brown,
Helen McCoy,
USH Catherine N.
Armbrister, Venda
Rei and James Gibson,
Shirley Cravitt, Prince and
Delores Gordon, Margaret
Moncur, Florence Moncur,
Betty Blue, Robin Moncur,
Elestine McKinney Allen,
Sylvia Rolle, Garnell
Williams, Gloria Lynch


Wright., Flora Brown, Gall
Goring, Harold and Maliney
Clarke, Theodore Dean,
and Jarone and GiGi
Holloway.
Stephen Charles Newbold,
Jr. was awarded a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Political
Science with a minor in Art
History on December 19, at
Florida International
University. Stephen was ini-
tiated into the Iota Chi
Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi


Fraternity, ,Inc.,,and i Y-
charter legislative intern to
the Honorable Dorothy
Bendross-Mindingall, Fla.
State Representative 109.
Stephen is the son of
Stephen Charles Newbold,
Sr., and the grandson of
Cecil Stanley, Sr., and
Pauline Humes Newbold.
Congratulations Stephen, I
knew you would make me
and "Dunbar" proud one
day.


* New four-lane extension of SR 836 between N.W.
lo7th Avenue and N.W. 137th Avenue. This is the
first expressway extension in South Florida in more
than to years

* New construction of a six-lane roadway, 137th
Avenue, between S.W. 8th Street and N.W. 12th Street

* New sound barrier walls, lighting, landscaping and a
bike path connecting to the Miami-Dade Bikeway System


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A man stated he left town on November 11. When he returned
home he noticed several items from his apartment were missing. He
said that only management and his house keeper had a copy of the
key to his apartment. He told authorities that he does not expect his
housekeeper of many years to be the burglar. After further investiga-
tion, police discovered the incident was not a burglary and therefore
the case was reclassified as a theft.

******
Mrs. Enista Fils stated she filed a police report against her former
boyfriend Philip Milton. He went inside of the apartment they used
to share and started a verbal confrontation with her. Mrs. Fils said
Milton did not break into the apartment and he did not take anything.

*******
A woman stated she was transported from her home, located at
1506 NW 70th Street, to Jackson Memorial Hospital by Fire
Rescue. She was surprised when she returned home and found that
someone had pried open her front door and went into her apartment
without her permission. The burglar took her stereo and other valu-
able appliances.


A woman returned to her home around 2:30 p.m., finding her door
and windows open on the west side of the house. The victim stated
that a neighbor informed her that a Black male who lives on the cor-
ner of 13th Ave and NW 41st Street committed burglary. The neigh-
bor said the burglar came back to the location several times, stealing
more items. The thief even stole the wooden fence from the victim's
front yard and put it in his front yard. Witnesses did not want to speak
to authorities.

******
A woman stated she left her house in the morning around 10:30
a.m. to go to work. When she got back home, 1316 NW 67th Street,
she noticed her house had been ransacked and the back door was
wide open. The victim also noticed that the air conditioner in the
front bedroom window had been removed.

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Bryant is new assistant county manager


BRYANT
continued from 1A
services and am committed to
the county's motto of delivering
excellence every day." She also
says she feels honored that
Burgess saw her work, thought
it worthwhile and had confi-
dence in her ability.
Prior to her appointment as
acting director of DHS, Dr.
Bryant served as the depart-
ment's assistant director over-
seeing a broad range of social
and human services. She
joined Miami-Dade County in
1985 filling various managerial
capacities from assistant direc-
tor, office of emergency assis-
tance, to the director of Office
of Rehabilitative Services
(ORS). In these roles, Dr.
Bryant established the largest
comprehensive substance


abuse treatment initiative in
the State of Florida in conjunc-
tion with the llth Judicial
Circuit Court. She also intro-
duced the acupuncture modal-
ity into substance abuse treat-
ment in the county's treatment
system.
Before joining Miami-Dade,
Dr. Bryant worked 16 years
with the State of Florida,
Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services (now
known as Department of
Children and Families) in vari-
ous administrative, program
development and planning
areas. She holds a Doctorate in
Philosophy and a Master of
Science in Human Services
from Nova Southeastern
University, and a Bachelor of
Arts in Sociology, from FAMU.
While her resume speaks for
itself, Bryant sees herself as


one who is up for the chal-
lenge of being assistant coun-
ty manager of social services.
When asked about the
demand her new job will bring,
Bryant states, "I tend not to
shy away from hard work. I
believe its up to a leader to
facilitate an environment for
people to be able to excel in."
She is definitely passionate
about her job description as
she "really enjoys helping peo-
ple." One of the things she
wishes to accomplish during
her tenure is "implementing a
more integrated approach to
delegating service in Miami
Dade County wherein
resources are connected to
individuals in need through a
more comprehensive and coor-
dinated effort."
Isheka Harrison contributed
to this story.


Belafonte Tacolcy has new CEO


CEO
continued from 1A

move consistent with its mis-
sion to maintain and continu-
ously strengthen connections
to the community it serves, the
board of directors of the
Belafonte Tacolcy Center
recently appointed the neigh-
borhood resident as its Chief
Executive Officer.
The long standing community
organization affectionately
known to the community as
"Tacolcy" was created almost
40 years ago by Francis
Henderson to serve the children
of Liberty City. "I was a child
when Ms. Henderson began
Tacolcy," Austin said.
Austin's background is
unique and one not typically
pursued by inner city youth.
Consider that prior to becom-
ing Tacolcy's leader, Austin
spent five years as the director
of communications at The
National Audubon Society -
where the focus is on "conserv-
ing and restoring natural
ecosystems, focusing on birds
other wildlife and their habi-
tats.... ".Prior to that she
worked, with the, qUte.d,
Nations' Organization of
American Societies living in
the picturesque Caribbean
islands, St. Vincent and the
Grenedines for more than a
decade before returning to the
U.S. in 1996.
Austin's connection to
Liberty City are long and deep,
having attended Charles Drew
Elementary and Edison middle
and senior high schools. After
attending what was then
known as Miami-Dade
Community College, Austin
received her bachelors degree
from the University of Florida
and a masters in Eco-Tourism
and Management from Florida
International University.
The Belafonte Tacolcy
Center is one of the largest,
private non-profit youth serv-
ice institutions in the Greater
Miami area. The name started
out with the singular name
'TACOLCY' an acronym for The
Advisory Center of Liberty City
Youth. Belafonte was added
when singer/actor Harry
Belafonte supported the
organization with a generous
financial gift in 1967.
The facility includes offices,



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a small library for program
participants, conference room,
classrooms, recreation/multi
purpose room, and 3.5 acres
of basketball and, tennis
courts, playground and a tot-
lot.
Austin is excited about three
new initiatives at Tacolcy. "We
have a fully accredited pre-
school," she said of the cen-
ter's daycare center.
The Neighborhood
Partnership Program is anoth-
er new addition to the long
standing institution. "The goal
of the NPP is to keep families
together," she said. (See
Neighborhood Program aimed
at keeping Black families
together).
Austin will soon unveil the


third new initiative that she
said will give all of Black
Miami the opportunity to per-
sonally support Tacolcy and
its mission. "Tacolcy's Angels"
will afford people from all
walks of life and income levels
to contribute financially to the
center. "It is self-empower-
ment in a very practical way."
Austin is married to Khary
Bruynini, a videographer; and
has daughter, Imani, a freshman
at Howard University and proud
alumnus of Miami Northwestern.
She attends' Church of the
Open Door In Liberty City, afford-
ing her the opportunity to "bike
to work and church."
To learn more about Tacolcy,
visit the web site at www.tacol-
cy.org.


How do you feel about Black parents'

involvement in their children's education?


BEVERLY MURRAY
"I think
Black parents
should be
more involved
in (a) child's
education. For
instance,
there should
be more visits
from the par-
ents at the child's school just to
see how they are doing. Parents
should increase their commu-
nication with the teachers so
they can find out where their
child education level stands.
They need to find out what they,
can do to be more involved."

BRENDA WELLS

"No, the
grandparents
of the children
are more
involved
enough. There
is a major
problem. They
send the chil-
dren to all the
programs, they send the kids to
the churches, they send the
kids to the activities, but they
don't go with them. These Black
grandparents are the ones rais-
ing the kids,"


MYRA STROZIER

"I think that
Black parents
are not
involved
enough. If
there were
more parents
that were
involved like
they should be
then it would definitely help the
children go further."

DANNY WALKER

"Personally I
try to call my
children all
the time and
whenever they
have a prob-
lem with their
class work I'm
there. When
they need help
they can e-mail me. I can help
them out with whatever they
have a problem with. Especially
with all the resources we have
now it makes it easier to help."

RICKY

"Parents should be more
involved because most kids in
the ghetto run in the streets.
They are the dope-man babies.


These par-
ents drop
their kids
off at their
grandpar-
ents house.
Most of
these young
parents
don't care
what their
child does in school."


EMMANUEL HOLMES

"' Some
parents do
a little bet-
ter thanW
others, but
overall
Black par-
ents are
doing their
job. What
they are
doing is going easily unrecog-
nized. It's the different econom-
ic class levels you have to take
into consideration. In better
neighborhoods the schools
have better books, computers
and different resources.
That isn't an excuse for par-
ents not to be involved. You got
to make up your mind if you
want to be involved with your
child or go clubbing."


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Gospel hip-hop concert successful

Gospel Hip-Hop is a move-
ment that is touching the lives
of people of all ages, races and
cultures. Recently, Equipping
the Saints International
Ministries through Eagle Care
Productions, Founder Mareeta
Mclntyre, hosted an awesome
concert. Grammy Nominee
Canton Jones was at the helm
of that movement ministering : l
using his gift with words. i
Not only did he motivate,
encourage and use his talent
to draw, he also educated .
through a heart-wrenching, n
soul-searching, captivating
forum entitled 'Whose at the
top of your list?' All were
eager to participate.
Also participating in this
extraordinary concert were
Please turn to GOSPEL 3B Grammy award nominee Canton Jones with Mix Mov'z Gospel Hip Hop dancers.




America welcomes 12,000 new citizens


By Tony Brooks

Nurse Ann Marie Glenn
looked on as Sergeant Kerby
Angervil led the Pledge of
Allegiance recently at the
Naturalization Ceremony
given by the U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Services.
Over 12,000 men, women and
children raised their right
hands and became America's
newest citizens during four


separate naturaliza-
tion ceremonies.
From more than
100 countries, the
new citizens were
administered the
Oath of Allegiance
during a ceremony
that was a celebra-
tion of American cit-
izenship. Sergeant
Angervil, a former
student at Miami


ANGERVIL


Edison Senior High
School, is currently
serving in the
Engineering Battalion
in the United States
Army. Ann Marie Glenn
is a nurse at Memorial
East Hospital. Sergeant
Angervil is from Haiti
and Nurse Glenn is
from Grenada.
"This is a special day
where we weave our


newest citizens into the
American tapestry," says
Kathy Redman, Acting
Director for the Miami District
of USCIS. "America is united
by the ideals and covenants
afforded to us our by our free-
dom. It is a beautiful day
when we see people from all
over the world come to us.
uphold these truths. and take
an oath of United States citi-
zenship."


Orange Bowl honors athletics, academics


Recently, hundreds of Orange
Bowl Youth Football League
players and cheerleaders went
to the historic Orange Bowl
Stadium to claim a victory in
the Boston Market Orange
Bowl Youth Football League
Championship. Some of them
walked away with double hon-
ors: an OBYFL title and an aca-
demic award.
"The Orange Bowl Youth
Football League encourages
discipline as well as academic
excellence,' said Lynn
Washington, Chair of the
Orange Bowl Youth Football
League Committee. "Our kids
understand that their perform-
ance in the classroom deter-
mines their success on and off
the field."
One grandmother described
the significance of the academ-
ic recognition. "This award
gives them an incentive to per-
form in school. Our children
need to understand that if they
work hard, they will be reward-
ed," said Juanita Richardson,
grandmother of Val Mayes, 7, of
the Golden Glades Panthers.
Mayes joined other students to
receive the academic award
from the Orange Bowl
Committee and Bank United,
the corporate sponsor of the
program.
"It was our goal to identify a
program that combined aca-


core events are the Orange
Bowl Festival, FedEx Orange
Bowl and WorldClass Halftime
Show, the Orange Bowl PATCH
Beach Bash presented by the
City of Hollywood, the Miller-
Lite Orange Bowl Tailgate
Party, the MetroPCS Orange
Bowl Basketball Classic and
the Orange Bowl Cheer &
Dance Championships.
For more information on the
Orange Bowl Committee, log on
to the OBC website at
www.orangebowl.org,


Left to right: Juanita Richardson, grandmother of Val
Mayes; Orange Bowl Mascot Obie and Val Mayes, 7.


demics and athletics, "said
Donna Crum p-Butler, the Vice
President of Community
Relations for Bank United. "It
was a perfect way for us to give
back to the community." The
event organizer defined the pri-
mary goal of the athletic com-
petition. "When these kids
experience what it takes to be a
part of a team and develop the
discipline to accomplish a goal,
they master lifelong skills.


Then, we have done our job."
added Keith Tribble, the Chief
Executive Officer of the Orange
Bowl Committee.
The Orange Bowl Committee
is a not-for-profit, 310-mem-
ber, all-volunteer organization
that exists as a self-sustaining,
independent organization sup-
porting and producing activities
and events which enhance the
image, economy, and culture of
South Florida. Among the OBC


Alphas bring Christmas to headstart children


ones were full of smiles and excitement during the recent
the Bethune Headstart Center. Thanks to the generosity of


the Brothers of the Beta Beta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity.
The brothers delightfully wrapped 425 gifts for the pupils and pre-
sented them personally as they walked across the stage and shook
hands with Santa.


Minister Charles Fisher, Sr.


Rev. Dr. Philip Clarke, Jr.


Ordination service at St. Matthew


Minister Charles Edward Fisher,
Sr. will be ordained as Youth
Minister at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday,
January 22. The Reverend
Vinson Davis, pastor of New
Providence Missionary Baptist
Church, will deliver the message.
Minister Fisher was born in
Cape Charles, Virginia. Married
to Shirelle Washington, he is the
father of three children:
Chauncie, 12, Charles, Jr. 9, and
Chanelle, 3. He* has one sister
and four brothers. He has a B.S.
in Physical Education from
James Madison University, a
M.S. in Physical Education from
Fresno State University, a
Master in Ministry from
Jacksonville Baptist Theological
Seminary (currently in progress).


Join Bishop John
Bishop John Wilson says that
Jesus specializes in looking for
sinners. He told Zacchaeus
that he must go home with
him.
According to St. Luke 19:2,
Jesus told Zacchaeus to come
down out of the sycamore tree.
Jesus wants to go home with
sinners.
Zacchaeus was a sinner, chief
publican and he was rich. He
had the guest from Heaven at
his house, Jesus.
Join Bishop Wilson at The
Church of God Tabernacle,
2908 N.W. 62nd St. Service
11:30 a.m., Sunday morning,


He was drafted by the NBA in
1983 for the Philadelphia 76er's.
The CEO/President of Fishers'
Playground, coached college and
high school basketball for 13
years, was a Physical Education
teacher for eight years and is cur-
rently Assistant
Principal/ Director of Stu-
dent Services and P.E. teacher at
David Posnack Hebrew Day
School.
He is the Youth Minister at St.
Matthews Missionary Baptist
Church and Youth Director of
the Atlantic Coast Missionary
Baptist Association.
The Reverend Dr. Philip
Clarke, Jr., is the pastor. The
public is invited to this joyous
occasion.


Wilson on Sunday


prayer and tarrying service.
Wednesday night one hour, 6-7
p.m. Looking for you.


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THE 108TH ANNIVERSARY AND PATRONAL CELEBRATION
SAINT AGNES EPISCOPAL CHURCH

The Reverend Clergy, Parish Wardens, Vestry and Parish Family of THE HISTORIC SAINT
AGNES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH cordially invite your prayers and participation in the 108th
Anniversary of the Founding of the Parish and its Patronal Celebration and Patronal
Activities.


WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 18TH
PATRONAL FAMILY NIGHT FUN AND GAMES 7:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH
PATRONAL HOMECOMING ISLAND DANCE 8:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M.
BLACKETT HALL
MUSIC BY D.J.
FAVORITE ISLAND FOODS ON SALE ...DOOR PRIZES
TICKETS: $5.00 PER PERSON

SUNDAY. JANUARY 22N"
FESTIVE PROCESSIONAL with SOLEMN EUCHARIST and SERMON 10:00 A.M.

CELEBRANT
THE REVEREND CANON RICHARD L. MARQUESS-BARRY, D.D., L.H.D.
RECTOR and PASTOR

GUEST PREACHER
THE REVEREND FATHER WINSTON WRIGHT
RECTOR
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

(Gala reception follows the service)


MS. SHARRIE DEAN MCNAMEE, PH.D. (PATRONAL CHAIR)
MS. DA'NITA B. JACKSON, B.A. (PATRONAL CO-CHAIR)


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Be bold for Christ


As promised, I will continue to
bring to you this month New
Year's goals and resolutions.
One woman shared with me a
desire to be bold for the Lord.
She is a God fearing woman who
loves the Lord with all of her
heart. She is also a humble
woman who is kind and gener-
ous. Now some might say that
she is acting Christ like and it's
okay if she does not talk to oth-
ers about Jesus because her life


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An House of Prayer, Apostle
C. Bender, will be having
Intercessory Prayer and Travail
Services Saturday, January 21
at 11 a.m. The speaker will be
Pastor S. Keen. Call 305-233-
5144.
*******
Emmanuel Missionary
Baptist Church invites you to
come and worship with them
every Thursday at 12 p.m. For
more information, please call
305-696-6545.
*******
Join New Birth Baptist
Church Cathedral of Faith
International for the dedica-
tion of New Birth Enterprise,
Tuesday, January 24, 7 p.m.
at 8400 NE 2nd Avenue.

Valley Grove Missionary
Baptist Church welcomes
your presence and fellowship
as they celebrate their First
Lady, Sister Julia Perkins'
25th Year appreciation
Luncheon, Saturday,
February 4 at 11 a.m. at the
Raintree Golf Resort. For addi-
tional information, contact
sister Selina Fuller at 305-
970-0703.

Reverend Dr. Robert B.
Ingram and the Mt. Zion
A.M.E Church family invite
you to Family and Friends Day
on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and
11 a.m. service. Reverend
Berdel C. Fayson and
Reverend Cornell Rolle will lift
the spirits through the word of


is one that shows she is a
Christian. Of course, we are
admonished and commanded to
not only attend the outward
showings of our Christianity
such as Sunday School, Bible
Study and the like, but yes, we
should also ACT like Christians.
But I know lots of people who
are good people kind, caring
and generous and they have
never acknowledged Jesus as
their Savior. They have never


God. Come to Holy Ghost


repented of their sins and asked
God to forgive them. They have
never told God that they believe
that Jesus is His Son who died
for their sins and they would
like to serve Him and worship
Him and one day live with Him
in eternity. But they are nice
people! In fact, I work in an
establishment where I am treat-
ed better than I have in any
position in which I have worked.
These people are kind and con-
siderate and most are Jews
who do NOT believe in Jesus as
the Savior!
Unfortunately it isn't
enough just to be nice we do
need to share our witness and
testimony verbally as well. This
doesn't mean that we all need to
ask each person on the bus

headquarters and be filled with
the spirit.

New Way Fellowship Praise
and Worship Center will host


each morning if they are saved.
(Though we might get some who
might answer 'no,' and want to
know what they can do to get
saved!). But the dear sister who
shared with me her desire to be
bold for the Lord wanted to be
able to publicly share the Good
News without fear and intimida-
tion.
I have known Christians who
have kept silent when others
have maligned Jesus, uttered
vile, vulgar, even blasphemous
comments and made fun of
Christians. At the very least,
we should show that kind of
behavior is not pleasing to God,
so it is not pleasing to us. At
the very least, we should share
the wonderful things that God
has done for us. We all have a

Breaking the Silence: Freeing
Your Spirit from Bondage and
Abuse, with guest Evangelist
Gwendolyn Rolle, January 20-
21. For more information call


testimony, and the testimony is
to let others know that we
passed the 'test' and now we
have a story to share. At the
very least, we need to let the
unsaved know that though we
live in a wicked, uncaring, sin
filled world our God is not
wicked or uncaring or sinful. If
we don't tell them how will
they know?! Will the devil tell
them of God's goodness?!
Some Christians are even
ashamed to let people know
that they attend church
because they want to and they
enjoy the fellowship of other
believers. They are embar-
rassed to let others know that
they believe in waiting until
marriage to have sexual rela-
tionships and they do not


indulge in certain activities sim-
ply because the Bible tells us
not to. They do not share with
unbelievers that we don't 'give
up' anything to live righteously
except a free pass to hell. They
do not share that it's good to
not wake up hung over or in
someone else's bed. They do
not share that a life with Jesus
is a good one! I love being a
King's Kid!
This dear sister that told me
to agree with her in prayer for a
boldness in sharing Jesus no
longer wanted to show her love
for Him in deed ALONE, but
also confess Him with her
mouth. Have you been declar-
ing and sharing Jesus with
someone lately? If not, isn't this
a good time to begin?


305-625-7246 or 1-800-741- miamiteditorial@bellsouth
1889. or mail to 900 NW 54th
Send your church announce- Street, Miami, 33127-1818.
ments by 2 p.m. Monday. Fax For further information, call
to 305-757-5770, email to 305-694-6210.


The Beacon Council
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Need Help Getting Your Business Started?

The Beacon Council and Tools For Change can provide resources


The mission of The Beacon Council's Urban
Initiative Department is to create and retain
jobs and assist businesses to relocate and
expand in our Targeted Urban Market.
The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County's
official economic development partnership,
helps businesses locate financing sources; pro-
vides information on tax incentives, wage rate,
labor training and recruitment; permitting and
regulatory procedures; identifies sites for new-
to-market and expanding companies and offers
a wide range of research and marketing support
that can be customized by industry.
One of the organizations that The Beacon
Council works closely with is Tools For Change.
Founded in 1989, the Black Economic
Development Coalition, Inc. d/b/a Tools For
Change has been committed to the economic
development and empowerment of minority
communities since its inception.
Tools For Change (TFC) is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to improving South
Florida's urban community through economic
development and entrepreneurial assistance.
The mission of TFC is to provide exception-
al consulting and financial assistance to minor-
ity-owned firms for the enhancement and pro-
motion of business ownership and the develop-
ment of urban communities through growth
and real estate investments.
From business development, financial and
job training assistance, TFC has been working
for more than 15 years to provide perspective
business owners with the tools to create and
maintain prosperous ventures.
Some of TFC's new plans include the Biz
Buddies mentorship program, which partners
established business professionals with entre-
preneurs as they work to build their.new busi-
ness venture, and the Building Better


Communities Program, a concept that encour-
ages minorities to develop and invest in urban
communities to prevent gentrification.
In addition to offering new programs, TFC
also provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to
participate in weekly workshops which provide
useful information about starting a business,
the opportunity to apply for financial loans and
the assistance to apply for larger business
expansion loans.
SStarting January 17, every Tuesday at 10:00
a.m., Tools For Change will host a "Business
Planning Workshop" in their offices.
Participants will receive a free business planning
guide developed for doing business in Miami
Dade County.
* Starting January 18, every Wednesday at
10:00 a.m., Tools For Change will host a "Micro
Business Loan Workshop" in their offices.
Participants will be able to apply for loans in
amounts ranging from $1,000 to $50,000.
TFC staff and consultants are available to
assist rising business professionals with pro-
curement applications, bidding packages and
government certification.
For more information about Tools For
Change's commitment to community develop-
ment or one of the entrepreneur development
programs, visit www.tfc.org.


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Miami, FL 33127
Telephone: (305) 751-8934
Fax: (305) 751-1619
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The Miami Times, January 18-24, 2006 3B


Singer celebrates 59th anniversary


You are invited to share
Virginia Bostic's 59th Singing
Anniversary, 3:30 p.m., Sunday,
January 22 at 3:30 p.m., New
Christ Tabernacle, 8400 N.W. 25
Avenue, Harold Marsh, pastor.
The Calvary Travelers, New
Christ Tabernacle Choir,


Visions, The Ingram Singers,
Keystone Gospel Singers, Pastor
Avery Jones and the Holy Spirit
Ministry with Minister Pamela
Knowles, and many more will
help celebrate 59 glorious years
of praise.
Come and bring a friend!


St. John honors BTW football team


The Brotherhood Men's Mis-
sionary Fellowship of the St.
John Missionary Baptist
Church will be conducting a
special worship service honor-
ing the accomplishments of the
Booker T. Washington Senior


High varsity football team on
Saturday, January 21 at 4 p.m.
at 1328 N.W. 3rd Avenue.
The speaker will be Dr. Nelson
Adams.
Reverend Henry Nevin is the
senior pastor and teacher.


Bishop Wilson bring back mourners bench

Hello Miami; the old fashioned
mourners bench in the Baptist
church is back. Bishop Wilson
is- making a plea to all Jesus
loving people to come to the
mourners bench with him. He
also has a room to tarry.
Service begins every
Wednesday night from 6 to 7
p.m. Only one hour.
Come as you are to 2908 N.W.
62nd Street."f


Bishop John Wilson


Dr. Victor T. Curry


Dedication of the Dr.

E.V. Hill Bible College

Dr. Victor T. Curry, founder
and president of the Dr. E.V.
Hill Bible College at New Birth
Baptist Church Cathedral of
Faith International, the entire
faculty, student body and the
New Birth family invite you to
the celebration of a Legacy.
On Saturday, Jan. 29 during
the 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship
services, we will celebrate the
memory of the late Dr. E.V. Hill
and dedicate the Dr. E.V. Hill
Bible College in his honor.
Special guests for this occasion
will be Reverend A. Louis
Patterson of Houston, Texas at
7 a.m. and Dr. E.V. Hill II of Los
Angeles, California at 11 a.m.
You don't want to miss this
moment in history.
This service will be held at
2300 NW 135th Street. It is
free and open to the communi-
ty.
For more information,
including a College brochure,
call 305-685-3700.




GOSPEL
continued from 1B

some of South Florida's most
talented local artists; Galilee-
Minister Rap Artist; Mix Mov'z-
Gospel Hip Hop Dancers;
Nemona Luwin Minister of
Dance; and Nikki Parrish-
Gospel Soloist.
To sum it up, if you couldn't
make this one, don't miss the
next one on January 27, 2006.


Tuesday, January 24, 2006




SFor further information


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f Brownsville
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
305-634-6604
Order of Services
aSul al y Muns udly Sciuyi .....5.45n.

Sunaltny I .licis ihbe Sienily ...5 p.l.
Sunday lv-eniig Worship .......
Tul sday Night Ihle Study ....7:30(llm
Thum.ay Monling niblChl I. I
iT imu Smm(l~tiavliilale Cill


S Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
305-635-7413
Order of Services:
Sunday Monling Services
7:4t5 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
StHIdky Schiol 9:455 a.m.
Bible StlLuy iLILeSily
S()a.m. & 7 1p.im.
PrayCr Meeting Tues. 6 p.m.


Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
i i ii ticd i l idrllj; ii y 'l .'lslln( i. iir l i
740 N.W. 58th1 Street
Miami. FL
305-759-8875
o nler orl'seiwcecs
A ltIlr Ioi i ni lyer........ n. I.i .
Fa Iurly Morning Worship)...7:30 n.i.
M ni lip V W ,iiNl iili............ I I..
YoIllhI M i nii'y SlIi ly.....Wel .....7 p.ii.
lloiycr/ll ihbl Sliliy.....Wtl .......7 p.m.
S NotIIIIlly Altlar PIiyeLr.(M-)I
W c liesnliy........ I i.l.-l .
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93"' Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
S 2330 N.W. 93"' Street


Order of Services
....... .305-836-0942
730 i.m.Ii Ily Mominihg Wiomi
,: ,,, I a.ml- ..Molnillg W Nhip
Evening Worship
Is[d & 3r Sunday ........6 p in.
tiesiay Bible Study ...7 p .im.
websitie:i. nbi.org



Jordan Grove Missionary Liberty City Church
Baptist Church of Christ
5946 N.W. 12' Ave. 1263 N.W. 67th Street
305-751-9323 305-836-4555
Order of Services: Order of Services:
Sinl\iy Schooll ............. 7 il. SUtndaly Muornling ........... 8
NB('. ...... ....... ... 11:115 tim. Sunday Schoo .. I) a.m.
Worslip........ Sunday V ling .............. 6 p.m.
SW rlin i ........ 4 p.n. Mon. Excellence ........7:3(0 p.mn.
Mis n and Bihl Clss TUc. Bible ('lass ........7:30 p.m.
Yomieuth 1h i Thurs. Fellowship ..... i() m.
on . ...... ........I. il...:S.n I i. Song Practice p..
I


/Apostolic Revival Center\
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
305-836-1224
Order of Services
New lime fIbloTV. Program
FOR HOPEIFOR TODAY
"I:: ( ni pi-17 n W.hu 5 iH

M o i i ................. I d i.l n ,
SIIII e.I Y W 'irhip ...........i7:i30 pi.i .
Tiu. li .r Mei ........ 7:30 p inm
Fri. f 'ible S d) ................: :7:30 pn.



Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
305-759-8226 Fax: 305-759-0528


Order of Services:
MonI. IlI'r Fri. Noon Day Pntiyer
Bible Sludy...Thurs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Worshipl...7- II a.m.
Sunday School.......9:30 a.m.


New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International


2300 NW 135th Street
Order of Services
Sunday Worship 7 a.m.. 11
a.m., 7 p.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study) 6:45p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study
10:45 a.m.


Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68"' Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(2,3,4,5"' Sulnaly) ...... 8:00 an
Sunday School .........9:45 aln
Morning Service ..... 11:00 amn
Communion Service
I ('1lhin belhre II Sunll~ y) 7:30 p)inI
i Prayer Meeting/lible Study
(Wednesday) 7:30 pini



The Soul Saving Station O
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
www.ssschristscrusadersfla.org
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
SN II lly School l ......M.....9 il.tn.
*I IIB^IB ilSnday Wor'shipl.. 1 i.m. & 7 p.m
STuiesdaly Woirslhip).......7:45 ip.m.
S Noon Da;iy Prayeo...... .Mi.-Flri.


I (8(H)) 254-NIIIC
305-685-3700
Fax: 305-685-0705
www.newbirtlibaptistmiami.org


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New Day "N" Christ
Deliverance Ministries


3055 N.W. 76'" Street, 33147
Message Ctr.: 305-836-7815


Order of Services:
SI ull ail S- hil'r h School.... i uIn..i....l. .
w olrslhip se\ ice .............. m IIi5 .ll
I'llestlalN s Ilil tl( 'lass..............7 p.inI.
4hI Slda) Iils heinIig W olship 6......... 6 p n.
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/ Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Sunday
Bible Study ............. 9 a.m. ** Morning Worship ............. 10 a.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Comcast Digital Cable: 8, 19, 22, 23, 30 and 37
Web page: www.peinlrokeprirkcoc.org
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SVictory on the Rock
Ministries, Inc.
1235 N.W. 103rd Street
305-333-3144 / 305-343-5973


Order of Services:
Siiiunday M oillihl.............) i9.in.
Tluesdaiy Niglil Bible Silily
7 p.im.


Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4"1 Street, Homestead 33136
305-246-2265
Order of Services:
Sunday SN cho l ,I ........... 10:30 a. .
Sunil. M L i n S rvs...... 2
iVelli WNit sliipl Meiv.....(i p.mI.
"lie'sday "Youtlh Night" .... 8 p.mII.
Wed. "N ....l nDayy l'm e 12ycr"....m2 i.
Wedl. Nigphl Ible Sltuldy..... m p.ill.
IThrsdli ay Nighl -(C-Vil -1oll IliblC
("'Illhg' ........... 0 I0 I).111.
h riday Night \Vtu'shiIp Serv... 8 plt


New Harvest Missionary
Baptist Church
12145 N.W. 27th Avenue
305-681-3500












305-372-3877 305-371-3821
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c dlina 'cl ........(I 0 7 p.m .
IMi nl g S Wli......... ....... II.m.




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Word of Faith
Christian Center
1328 N.W. 37' Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:








M ir n y i ln ii:ling Ii m
Sillialay School .......... :30 : m.l .









(i y BibLeil.y) 5 p.m .
livcn lL Woshi ........7 p.iL I




Word of Faith -\,
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87'" Street
305-836-9081

4 Order of Services:


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New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103"' St.
305-696-7745
Order of Services:


St. Luke Missionary Baptist
1790 N.W. 55th Street
305-696-7322

Order of Services:
Early Miminllg Woesllip.7:30la.m.
Suillday Sclmol ..........9:30a.m.i.
Monling Worshi. I Ia.m.i
WEDI)NESD)AY
P ycy r Meetinllg ............7:30 1p.11.
(Bible Sluldy ..................X 1).1.




Word of Truth
1755 N.W. 78"' Street
305-691-4081
Fax: 305-694-9105

S Order of Services:
/ ible Study \VCd. ................81 ).11).
Stllnllly Sch ol ,,I.............. 10 .I
i ilull. \Vmrship SCrv ........ 1h30 aI.IIm.
\\cr[. Nighl hull''enssi y P'lrlyer


New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.95'i Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:

S Early Morning Woshipj 7:30 a.m.
SSuin. Church Scluol 9:30 ta.m.Il
Morning Worship I ..... Ial.m.
ITuesday Biblec 'Clss 7 p.m.
Ililes. bclovre tle Ist Suni.....7 p.m.
Mid-week Worship




Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3 Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060.Fax 305-255-854
Order of Services:
Sullllday School........... 9):45 a.l.
Suiti. M01 llill Servs la.... 1 .
Tucsl Biy...... l ebl e Sludy
FCCl ill' Minlistly...... I ..
We1. Bible Stuly/PrIY Cr..(:30 p.nm
lThllls. Otllreach Minlistly...6:30( Ili



Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301


Order of Services:
SuIldliy SclhIXl .............9:30 a.1m.
Morning Pniuise/Wolship.. I1 m.in.
Yo1111 (loxir Sailtiy ...... I I m.l1.
PI'ycr Mccting & Blible Sillily
"l'iicsliy 7 I).ill.
Ai aiiir ithili i '; .1105 ()21i -I1..


Invite one of South Florida's
best Motivational Speakers,
Stuart A. Sands,
to address our teens during
Black History Month.
F3056or Xkih;20 7 or ll:
305-620-1837 or 786-389-8475


website: www.thetrustfforum.com
email: stuartspeaks@thetrusfforum.com


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4B The Miami Times, January 8- ,


Gregg Mason


BRENDA DENISE
ROLLERSON,
34, City of Miami
police officer,
died January 12.
Survivors: her
son, Jeremiah
Whitley; mother,
Gladys; brother,
Norman T. and
Franco; sisters,
Norma Jean
Hodge of N.Y. and Senita Rollerson;
grandmother, Mary Davis; and a host
of other relatives and friends. Visitation
Friday, 2-9 p.m. .Funeral service
Saturday, 11 a.m. New Jerusalem P.B.
Church; 777 NW 85th Street.

PHINAZEE HEUSTON, JR., 73,
died January 8.
Survivors: son,
Byron; daugh-
ters, Sharon
Heuston Blatch
and Cheryl; for-
mer wife,
Gwendolyn;
brother, Willie J.
(Frances); sis-
ters, Carolyn
Jones (Lester) and Debra; three
grandchildren and ten great grand-
children; and a host of other rela-
tives and friends. Services were
held.

Range
FRANK ATWELL, 76, chief
ground crew
man for Pan
American
Airlines, died
January 11.
Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at St. John
Institutional
Baptist Church.

BETTY SMILEY, 67, clerical
worker, died
January 11.
Survivors: eight
sisters, Margaret
Daniels, Rosie
Lee McGriff
(John), Julia
Grant, Adella
Keels, Ida Clark
(William), Gloria
Mashack
(Reggie), Jackie Cribbs (Robert)
and Agnes; three brothers, Norman
Robinson, Cornelius and Michaelk
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. :in the
chapel.

Manker


IMOGENE IVEY,
January 11 at
her residence.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 10:30
a.m. at Solid
Rock Faith
Ministiers.


I


75, died MITCHELL GARRAWAY, 52,
laborer self-
employed, died
January 12 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Services were
held Saturday.


ALVIN R. DAVIS, died January
10 at Palm
Springs General
Hospital .
Service
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 1 p.m.
in the chapel.




CLEVELAND REID, 70, died
January 9 at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete.

Hall Ferguson *
Hewitt
JIMMIE CRAIG, 72, laborer, died
January 12 at
the Veterans
Hospital .
Service
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the
chapel.




WILLIE MAE
GIBSON, 89,
domestic worker,
died January 14
at Villa Marie
Nursing Home.
Survivors: sis-
ters, lona
Copeland and
Josephine D.
Townsned of
Tampa; brother, Thomas Mosby and
other family members and friends.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at Trinity
CME Church.

SELVYN GOODEN, 53, home.
renovation, died January 12 at
Memorial Hospital, Hollywood.
Service Fruday, 10 a.m. at Evangel


Deadline for obituaries

Monday, 3:30 p.m.


HARRIET DENISE EDDIE, 56,
housewife, died
January 6 at
Aventura
Ho s p i t a I .
Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at 93rd Street
Community
Baptist Church.


ARNESSA YVONNE GREEN,
33, counselor
for Mission
Dade County,
died January 4.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at St. Luke
Cousin AME
Church.


ERNEST CORNELIUS RAY, JR.,
31, disabled,
died January 4
at North Shore
Medical Center.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at St. Luke
Cousin AME
Church.


WILLIAM J. DORSEY, 80, labor
for Burns
Se c u r i t y
Service, died
January 9.
Arrangements
are incomplete.






Davis & Brice
JIMMY SIMMONS, 70, Ft.
Lauderdale, died Janury 12.
Arrangements are incomplete.

NELLIE WEST, Lauderdale
Lakes, died January 12.
Arrangements are incomplete.


DEANNA L. HARTFIELD, 15, died
died in Houston,
Texas. Survivors:
mother, Tangela
Palmer; and a --
host of other rel-
atives and
friends. Service
Saturday
Sunday, January
22 in Houston.
Visitation
Tuesday, 2-9 p.m. in the chapel.
Service Wednesday, 2 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Bunche Park.

RODNEY J. McCRAY, JR., 3,

14. Survivors:
parents,
Rodney, Sr. and
Precious; and a
host of other rel-
atives and
f r i e n d s .
Arrangements
are incomplete.

SHARON T. WHYMS, died
January 12. Remains will be
shipped to Nassau, Bahamas
(Demerithe Funeral Home for final
rites and burial.




Poitier

COLIN M. MICKENS, 33, died

Aventura
Hospital. He
leaves to mourn:
mother, Carolyn;
father, Eddie;
three sisters,
Demetria, Tania
and Tammala;
brother, Kenton;
four children,
Jamilia, Pas'hay, Dayjah and India;
grandmother, Wilma Godfrey;
aunts, unices, nieces, cousin and a
host of sorrowing famili members
and friends. Service Friday, 10 a.m.
at Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist
Church, 5946 NW 12th Avenue.

ROLAND DIXON, 66, laborer
general con-
struction, died
January 11.
Ser vice
Saturday, 2 p.m.
in the chapel.


BEAULA ALLEN, 86, died
January 1.
Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Slater Chapel
Missionary
Baptist Church.




IGNATIUS LLOYD PINDER, 73,
died January 7.
Service
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 10
a.m. at St.
Peters Church.





THOMAS LANDY, died January
7 at Cedars Medical Center. Service
Wednesday (today), 11:30 a.m. at
St. mark Missionary Baptist Church.




Wright
OLLIEMAE JACKSON, 70, nurs-
ing assistant,
died January 16
at Kindred
Hospital .
Survivors
include children
Herbert, James,
Nathaniel,
Lawrence and
C y nthia
Jackson, Gloria
Annikie; siblings Minnie Chester,
Lillie Brown, Johnny and Edward
Griffin Services were held Saturday,
1 p.m. at First Deliverance
Fellowship Church. Interment Dade
Memorial Park.

DAN HARRELL, 42, died
January 16,
Survivor include:
sister ,Lillie
McIlntyre.
Arrangements
are incomplete.


Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


WILLIE FRANKLIN, died January

Saturday, 11
a.m. at Antioch
Missionary
Baptist Church of
Carol City.




MARCUS A, SYMONETTE, 56,
accountant, died
January 1 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Service Friday,
10 a.m. at St.
Agnes Episcopal
Church.



LEOLA SHERMAN, 66, died
December 31. Services were held.

HARRIET DENISE EDDIE, died
January 6. Arrangements are
incomplete.

Alphonso
Richardson
KATHERINE SCARBORO, 63,
died Janaury 16
at Fort
Lauderdale
Rehabilitation
Center.
Survivors: four
sons, Henry and
Michael
Osborne, and
Linus and
Lorenzo; three
daughters, Joyce Jordan, Regina
and Katherine Scarboro. Viewing
Friday, 4-8 p.m. at the James Boyd
Funeral Home, 2324 NW 6th Street.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist
Church. Service under the direction
of Alphonso M. Richardson Funeral
Services, 305-625-7177.

Eric S. George
SHARON MARIE WRIGHT, died;
January 12 at Parkway Regional.
Medical Center. Service Saturday,
11:30 a.m. at Jordan Grove
Missionary Baptist Church.


Death Notice


REVEREND CLYDE
WINSTON JUDSON, SR.,
83, died Sunday, January 15 at
Cedar Medical Center.
He leaves to mourn a loving
wife, Evangelist Mary Lee Ken-
drick Judson, two sons, Clyde
W. Jr. and Dwight and one
daughter, Dorothy Judson Pratt.
Service will be held 1 p.m., Fri-
day, January 20 at Good News
Little River Baptist Church, 495
N.W. 77th Street. Final rites in
Pompano Beach, FL.






Happy Birthday

In loving memory,
E u


Grace


HERBERT G. BORELAND, 77,
cook at
Aventura
Hospital, died
January 10 at
Jackson
Hospital.
Service Viewing
Thursday,
January 19, 5-8
p.m. Saturday at
Nor land
Methodist Church.

OLIVIER FERTIL, 54, technician
forAlmo Rental Car, died January 9.
Services were held.

RONNIE IVORY, 44, died
January 11. Service Saturday, 1
p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist
Church.


EDDIE C. WILLIAMS, retired bus
operator for
Metro Dade
tranist Agency,
died Janusry 16
at Parkway
Regional
Medical Center.
Viewing,
Saturday, 4-8
p.m. in the
chapel. Service
Monday, 11 a.m. at Ebenezer
United Methodist Church.


DIEUDOME HOMORAT, 34, res-
piratory therapist for Jackson
Hospital, died January 9 at
Memorial Regional Hospital.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at Trinity
Church.


BOBBY WILLIS, 51, carwasher, died January 9. Services were held.


Carey Royal *
Ram'n
JOHN SMITH, 83, died January
-13 at Memorial
West Hospital.
Survivors:
daughters, Dr.
Lois V. and
Glenda Smith;
sister, Gloria
George; numer-
ous nieces,
nephews and
cousins. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. at Phillip Neri
Catholic Church.

KHAIRI FARZI, 72, died January
9 at home. Services were held.

DARRYL DAVIDSON, 43, South
Miami, died January 14 at home.i


Death Notice


ELDER ROGERS
BROWN, 74, pastor of
Atkins Memorial Church of
God In Christ, died January,
15 at North Shore Medica
Center. He was born in Gain
esville. Survivors: wif,
Bernice; seven sons; a daug47,
ter, a sister, two brothers, 21
grandchildren, 21 great
grandchildren. Funeral serv-
ices will be held Saturday,
January 21, 1:30 p.m. at
Cooper's Temple Church of
God In Christ, 3800 NW
199th Street. Range Funeral
Home will be conducting the
funeral services.


Jay's
BYRON XAVIER DANTZLE, 29,
died January 6 at Baptist Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.

HAZEL LYONS, 49, Perrine, died
January 12 at Jackson Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.




In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


LIZZIE P. WILLIAMS

04/13/1898 01/18/1973

It has been 33 years since you
were with us. We think of you
everyday. We miss you dearly.
Your loving son, Phillip L. Wil-
liams and family.


VALERIE HEARN
DEVEAUX-SHEPARD


WILLIAM (BILL)
JACKSON, 72, died January
9, 2006 at North Shore Hospital.
Memorial services will be held
January 21, 2006 at 1 p.m. at
Eric S. George Funeral Home,
4631 W. Hallendale Beach Blvd.,
Hollywood, FL. We love you.


01/21/62 06/17/04

We miss you so much. Love
you, Mom, Dad, Daris, Jennifer,
Dawn, Keyona and Trenice.


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wishes to thank you for your
support and kind expressions of
sympathy during this very diffi-
cult time.
Whatever act of kindness,
whether in thought, word or
deed, it made very burden
lighter and our day much
brighter.
A special thanks to family and
friends, the pastors and mem-
bers of New Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church, Pentecostal
Temple Revival Center, Living
Word Christian Center, Believers
Life Ministry and directors and
staff of Richardson Mortuary.
May God continue to shower
His blessings upon each of you.
The Brown, Mack, Evans and
Robinson family.

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Annette Brantley
basileus; W. Doris Neal, 1st
anti-basileus; Ruby Rayford,
mistress of ceremony; and
members of Sigma Gamma
Rho Sorority, Inc., Gamma
Delta Sigma Chapter conduct-
ed their 14th annual Prayer
Breakfast, recently, at the
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
in Hialeah
Gardens. It's
theme: 'A

Woman.
.Her Price Is
Far Above
Rubies,' was
in memory of
Christina M.
GIBSON Eve, who
passed and
was buried two days before
Christmas.
Rayford opened the pro-
gram after Dr. Edward
Robinson provided a musical
prelude, which included the
singing of Praise Him. Then
Floredenis G. Brown gave the
invocation and sang a series
of songs including The Lord Is
My Light, Blessed Assurance
and Glad To Be In The Service.
Lee Handsford, Sigma
Gent, read from the Old
Testament and Riley Searcy,
Sigma Gent, read from the
New Testament. Brantley
brought greetings and Neal


introduced the keynote
speaker, Chester Fair,
Southeast Regional Director,
National Pan Hellenic
Council. He was joined by
Jermaine Brogdon, presi-
dent, Miami-Dade Chapter.
Julia Myers was introduced
and she gave the occasion, in
which she described
Christina M. Eve as a virtu-
ous woman who used her time
wisely; richly provided for her
family; built her spiritual
resources; demonstrated
great qualities in her commu-
nity, sorority and church; and
founded 'Men Of Tomorrow.'
In closing, Myers emphasized
the impact Eve made on
everyone she encountered and
how much she will be missed.
Kudos go out to the others
that helped make the pro-
gram a success, including
Demont Brown, Sigma Gent,
who administered Prayer For
Youth; Helen F. Roberts, who
dramatized OVirtuous
WomenO and did a prayer for
healing the mind, body, and
spirit; -and John Wright,
Sigma Gent.
During the prayers, Thank
You Lord was sang; Veronica
Floyd did a universal prayer;
Marcia C. Wright gave
acknowledgments; and
Juliette P. Higgs, chairper-
son, closed out with a prayer


and the singing of The
Hallelujah Chorus.
Others in attendance
included committee members
Wilma Council, Irene
Handsford, Eloise Johnson,
Terriceda Newkirk and
Linda Tartt. Also, Elston
Davis, Alice S. Harrell,
Sigma Gamma Rho members,
Akilah Johnson, Alecia Gail
Gray and Floredenis
Guerrier-Brown.
******
As we move into the year
2006, we must commend
Mayor Shirley Gibson and
her city council for doing a
tremendous job by turning
the city around, causing it to
go from Otrials and tribula-
tionsO to a sea of positive
changes. Some of the trials
and tribulations included
strong oppo-
sition, a
deficit budget
and the hir-
sing of a City
manager, just
to name a
few.
Now the
Mayor and
her council
KELLY have beauti-
fied Miami
Gardens starting with the
homes, a State-Of-The-Art
meeting room, a seal of promi-
nence and signs of progress
throughout the city.
This progress is due to to
the Mayor; Vice Mayor Oscar
Braynon; Major Aaron
Campbell, Jr.; Barbara
Watson; Melvin L. Bratton;
Sharon Pritchett; Ulysses
Harvard; and unsung hero-
ines, Commissioner Barbara
Jordan and former


Commissioner Betty T.
Ferguson. Miami Gardens
began as the third largest city
in Dade County and is striv-
ing to become number one in
goods and services in 2006.
******
Though the temperature
dipped to the 400s last week,
that did not stop Marcus and
Christy Chanel Collins from
having their baby shower at
the Arcola Lakes Park for
their upcoming baby,
Caydence Chanel Collins.
There were colorful balloons
on the outside and special
center pieces inside the ban-
quet room, provided by Nicole
Ivy. A series of baby games
allowed the guests to have
wholesome fun.
It was OChief, Chief,
ChiefO all evening as tons of
Carol City High School gradu-
ates poured in to celebrate
with Marcus and Christy.
Some of those who enjoyed
the games and good soul food
included Lazavia Baker,
cousin; Cherrie McRae,
cousin; Pauline Collins,
mother-in-law; Betty Liz;
Chantale; Gabrielle; Sandra
Sherelle; Jalisa Alyssa;
Jasmyn Kareem; and Aunt
Eula., Not only was it a baby
shower, but it was also a fam-
ily/class reunion for those in
attendance.
While the baby shower was
going on inside, Ruby Smith
bared the weather and grilled
ribs and chicken for family
members outside. As Smith
leaned over the grill cooking,
her daughter, Ronicria, age
6, met Jadaris, grandson of
Lester Ford, who offered her
a ride in his Christmas con-
vertible. Both guardians


agreed and the kids cruised
around the park several
times. The parents beamed
with pride.
Some other parents in
attendance were Sammielee
Hair Williams, Amanda Hair
and Bonis Lawsky.
******
Communities In South
Florida did themselves proud
by going all out to honor and
remember Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. on his birthday.
More than 500,000 people
participated in the activities.
Kicking off last Friday and
Saturday, the Cities of Miami
Gardens and Opa-locka had a
MLK Parade, essay contest
and a parade of their winning
Optimist Football Programs.
Mayors Joseph L. Kelly and
Shirley Gibson were at the
helms for their cities because
of the dream of Dr. King.
Further south in Liberty
City was Dr. Preston
Marshall, who founded the
MLK parade 29 years ago. It
has grown to rival parades
held in cities across America.
Marshall added a new
dimension this year: allowing
fraternal groups to view the
parade from special bleach-
ers, while the Lamplighters
Club and Cordelle Hayes par-
ticipated for the second time
to the delight of all Omega Psi
Phi brothers.
Other activities that filled
the weekend were the presti-
gious King of Clubs of Greater
Miami Black-Tie affair on last
week at the Doubletree Hotel
and the Cooperative Charter
School board members meet-
ing at the home of Dr.
Richard J. Strachan.
From the South-end of the


county, Pat Garett, presi-
dent, Red Hat Society, and a
member of the West Perrine
CDC, collaborated with
Edward Hanna, president
and CEO, to celebrate the
16th annual MLK Holiday
parade and Festivities. It
began last week with a break-
fast featuring Reverend Dr.
Joseph Turner as the
keynote speaker. On Friday
was the fourth annual Band
Extravaganza featuring
Bethune-Cookman College,
FAMU and local high school
bands; Saturday was the big
parade and it ended with a
Gospel Extravaganza.
******
Lucille O' Neil, the mother
of basketball star Shaquille
O' Neal of the Miami Heat,
graduated' from Bethune-
Cookman College in 2003.
She commuted from Orlando
daily and graduated Magna
Cum Laude. Upon graduat-
ing, she gave the college
$50,000 in memory of her
mother and started the
Odessa Chambliss Quality of
Life Fund.
Just recently, Lucille
added another $50,000 to the
fund for deserving student
nurses attending BCC
because her mother was a
prominent registered nurse.
O' Neal has asked family
members to assist, such as
sisters, Vivian Hailes and
Velma O' Neal; brother, Roy
O' Neal; and son, Shaquille.
Lucille was cited as a
Magnificent Alumni in
Jacksonville in September.
The Wildcats are proud to
have her family join the fami-
ly Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune
established.


NEW YORK, NY . .
Pennsylvanians are in for some exciting times as former Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swan
announced his candidacy for the Republican Nomination for Governor, making a spirited bid in
launching his campaign last week. He faces major hurdles with opposition from former
Lieutenant Governor Bill Scranton II in the party convention in February and the
wide open statewide meeting in May. Swan, 53, is a Hall of Fame receiver and a
longtime national TV broadcaster ...
First Laly Laurq,b shis headingtheUS. Delegation to.,Liberia for the. January
16th'inauguration 'dfElleh Johnson as the first female elected President of Liberia
and in the continent of Africa . Howard University President Patrick Swygert
signed a contract last week with Mayor Anthony Williams of the District of
Columbia to build a $400 million hospital in Southeast Washington creating a
major health mecca to be called the National Capital Medical Center, a new non-
profit corporation ... GLOVER
Fans internationally are mourning the death of legendary singer
Lou Rawls, 72, who succumbed to lung and brain cancer. Rawls, who began his
career as gospel singer with the late great Sam Cooke, went on to provide a half
century of class and soul with his velvety smooth voice. His biggest hit was You'll
Never Find Another Love Like Mine . .
Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, have purchased the gray log cabin
that inspired the historic Harriet Beecher Stowe novel Uncle Tom's Cabin for
'educational purposes.' The house was the home
BELAFONTE of Josiah Henson, a slave . Actor Harry
Belafonte, leading a delegation of Americans
including actor Danny Glover and Princeton University scholar
Cornel West, drew some criticisms over attacks on President
George W. Bush, calling him a tyrant, and a terrorist, indicating
his support for Venezuela President Hugo Chavez ...
Retail giant Wal-Mart has blamed a computer glitch for its web
site suggesting that shoppers who wanted to buy The Planet of
the Apes DVD would be interested in DVD's of famous Black Sanaa Simon M
Americans like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.... Former New York LATHAN BAKER EP
Jets football coach Herman Edwards left some fans grieving in
the Big Apple after he signed a $12 million contract with Kansas
City where he began his coaching career seventeen years ago .


Texas quarterback Marcus Vick, who after being expelled from
college and then declaring for the NFL, was jailed on three
counts of waiving a pistol at teenagers .
Newark, NJ Mayor Sharpe James, who has been in office for
20 years, has already gotten into disputes with Attorney Corey
Booker, 36, who is out campaigning for support opposing Mayor
James in the May 9th primary election.


AROUND TOWN
S The Baptist Ministers Conference of Greater
New York & Vicinity in its annual celebration of
Martin Luther King Day at Convent Avenue
Baptist Church will honor New York County
District Attorney Robert Morgenthau and Jean
PATAKI Williams Booker, called Harlem living legends,
for their decades of volunteer services to the com-
munity stated Reverend Dr Phillip Charles Joubert, Sr.,
President ...
With nearly a year gone by since the groundbreaking cere-
monies involving Gov. Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg, doubts are
being raised about the $236 million Harlem Park Hotel (part of
the Marriott Hotel chain) scheduled to be built at
125th and Park Avenue, despite reports that the
developer had enlisted former President Clinton
as a tenant. Sources say that a new developer
could be enlisted ...
A few blocks away, at 127th Street and Second
Avenue, General Motors and Potamkin are about
to cut the ribbon in early February on one of the
largest dealerships in the Nation. Otis Thornton
DMX owns this dealership selling Chevrolets and
Saturns . The grand piano, desk, ice bucket
and other memorabilia from his three bedroom apartment are
part of the items being put up for auction by Christie's on
February 16th that belonged to cabaret legend Bobby Short . .
Over 600 political loyalists led by US Sen. Chuck Schumer
and his wife Iris; new City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
and her dad Rep. Charles Rangel and former Borough President


Percy E. Sutton crowded into two floors of Our Children's Foundation at 527 West 125th Street
in Harlem for the community inauguration of City Councilwoman Inez 'Betty' Dickens ...
Captain Eric Adams, longtime leader of the 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement, is
expected to put in his retirement papers later this spring and then seek the State Senate
seat of Sen. Carl Andrews, who has launched a bid for Rep. Major Owens seat
in Congress ...
Rapper DMX was granted early release from Riker's Island this week after
serving 41 of his 70 day sentence for parole violation . Reverend Edward
Culvert, a former New York State government official and religious leader, is
to begin a new weekly publication, The Culvert Chronicles, later this month

Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, executive director of the Studio Museum in
Harlem, moderated a forum, 'How Art Facilitates Freedom,' at the prestigious
Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday, January 14th, with a distinguished DIDDY
panel including renowned artist Faith Ringgold, historian Randy Williams
and New York Times reporter David Gonzalez ..
Former Mayor David Dinkinf shas agreed to serve as interim president of the iaed Boys
-Choir of Harlem for 30 days to help it raise $500,o00's'o that it can remain at the Board of
Education owned site at 127th Street and Madison Avenue ...
The Reverend Eugene Callendar, pastor of St. James Methodist Church, is being honored
by friends and colleagues on his 80th birthday later this month at CCNY...
Acting Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Antonio Brandveen postponed a court hear-
ing until January 12th concerning a political maneuver by Democrat Roger Corbin who was
seeking to gain control of the legislature ...

LATE TICKER
Laughter is the goal of advertisers participating in the February 5th Super Bowl entertain-
ment package as Pepsi once did with Diddy ...
Henry Butler, one of New Orleans finest pianists, will kick off the Metropolitan's Jazz
Meets Pop series on Friday, January 20th, at 8 p.m.




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the idea of being in the sky.
Having met the pilot train-
ing entry requirements with
her math and science
achievements, she joined a
program offered by the SAPS
in 2004.
Her ability to handle
heights was tested. She
underwent a psychometric
test to check whether she was
mentally fit to become ; pilot.
Ledwaba trained at 43 Air
School in Port Alfred where
she started her career as a
pilot. She later went for fur-
ther training at Starlight
Aviation before returning to


the SAPS. She has completed
30 hours of flying for the
SAPS and is enjoying herself.
"At first it was just one of
those things that come into
one's mind. It later grew in
me that I could make it as
pilot and my love of flying
kept me going. Now, I just
love it.
"I'm not able to talk about
any challenges or difficulties
on my way to becoming a
pilot because it has.been like
playing any other fun game.
My-Wlove for what I'm doing
has helped me to do it. I'm
glad that others may follow
this career because I have
shown them that it is possible
to make it," said Ledwaba.


EXHIBITIONS
African Heritage Cultural Arts
Center 2166 MLK Blvd.
Motown to Hip-Hop
Saturday, January 21:
Miami-Dade Parks Division of
Art and Culture and the African
Heritage Cultural Arts Center
presents Motown to Hip-Hop: A
Musical Tribute featuring the
Voices of Heritage under the
direction of Ms. Isis Roberts.
Motown to Hip-Hop is a show
that the entire family can enjoy. It
illustrates how music has evolved
from the 1960's to the present
time. So come aboard one and all
as the Voices of Heritage take you
on a fantastic musical voyage.
Showtime is at 7:30 p.m.
Admission charged. Call 305-
638-6771.
The Soul Within
Through January 20:
Miami-Dade Parks Division of
Art and Culture presents 'The
Soul Within' Exhibition 'featuring
recent works by Kabuya Pamela
Bowens. Gallery hours are
Monday through Friday from 9
a.m. 5 p.m. The exhibition
through January 20. Call 305-
638-6771.
Diaspora Vibe Gallery
3839 N. Miami Ave Design Dtr
Through January 31:
Diaspora Vibe Gallery opens
the new year with a solo exhibit
featuring internationally exhibit-
ed Korean artist, Kim Myung-Sik.
Using a palette of rich colors, Kim
utilizes the language of abstrac-
tion to present recent paintings
from his East Side Story Series.
Described as a "painters' painter,"
his work reveals luscious, lay-
ered, tactile surfaces that themat-
ically refer to the notion of home.
Born in Korea, Kim refers to his
origins stating, "East, where the
sun rises has been the beginning
of the day, and is a symbol of
purity In my mind." Call 305-573-
4046.
University Relations Board
Salutes Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr.
Saturday, January 21:


Come out and see local stu-
dents honor Dr. King with per-
formances. Higher Education
Expo hosted by International
Spoken Word Artist Rebecca
"Butterfly" Vaughns from 10 a.m.
- 2 p.m. at MOCA Plaza, N.E.
125th Street at 7th Court
Downtown North Miami. For
more information call 305-893-
6511, ext. 12260.
AAPACT Honors the Late
Playwright August Wilson
The African American
Performing Arts Community
Theatre proudly presents its pro-
duction of King Hedley II, written
by the late, incomparable play-
wright August Wilson. The play
stars some of South Florida's
finest actors, Andre' L. Gainey,
Carolyn Johnson, Charles
Bonamy, Earlington Valstal-sky
Taylor, Viviene Dawson and
William J. Barnes. Directed by
Teddy Harrell, Jr.
Performances will run from
February 2 through February 26,
at the Carrie P. Meek Senior and
Cultural Center at the Charles
Hadley Park Black Box Theatre,
1300 NW 50th St.
Regular evening performances
are 8 pm on Fridays and
Saturdays. Matinee
Performances are Sundays at 3
pm. On February 2, 2006,
AAPACT is offering a free dress
rehearsal performance of King
Hedley II to the general public at
7 p.m. Call 866-390-4534.
Tasty Thursdays
Open Mic Poetry Night at Book
Addiction Bookstore, 3805 Grand
Ave. in Coconut Grove. every
Thursday from 8:30-11 p.m.
Admission charged. Call 305 446-
7190.
Art Sale on 7th Avenue
We thank Eursula and Earl
Wells and Stephana and William
Clark for their dedication to and
love of our community. We will
truly miss Afro-In Books N Things
which was an institution of
enlightenment in our community.
Original artwork and prints will
be for sale to the public from 10


a.m. 5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday at the Bookstore, 5575
N.W. 7th Avenue.
Film & Culture Series at the
Caleb in February
Miami Dade Parks, Division of
Arts and Culture, Community
Artists Cultural Arts Series
proudly presents the Black
History Month Film and Culture
Series at the Joseph Caleb
Auditorium, 5400 NW 22nd Ave.
Every Thursday in the month of
February, this exciting series will
feature screenings of films made
by African American filmmakers'
and/or films which have African
American or African themes.
These screenings will be both
entertaining and educational as
well as good, wholesome fun for
the entire family. The Black
History Month Film and Culture
Series will also feature the melod-
ic sounds of jazz and the powerful
expression of spoken word. Small
admission fee with the exception
of the February 23 screening
which includes a traditional
African meal. Admission Includes
cultural dinner and a movie.
Feature films are as follows:
February 2, 2006, 7 p.m.
Slavery and the Making of
America
February 9, 2006, 7 p.m.
The Healing Passage
February 16, 2006, 7 p.m.
In-Lawu
February 23, 2006, 6 p.m.
African Dance Music Video: The
secret of African music lies in the
hips and shoulders! Space is lim-
ited and reservations are
required. Call 305-636-2350.
BROWARD
Afric-Agba'de'
African Dance Theatre
Afric-Agba'de' African Dance
Theatre under the instruction of
Ivory Coast master dancer/chore-
ographer Nai Zou will be holding
intermediate advanced commu-
nity classes and company
rehearsals. Classes may be
intense and warm up's may
include some yoga poses and
meditation. Classes are Fridays
from 8:15-10 p.m. Classes start
January 20 at ArtServe, 1350
East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort
Lauderdale. Small fee per class.
Call Trina at 954-784-5690 or
410-908-9318.


Miami Dade College


SFood and door prizes at each campus including a scholarship which can be
used for in-state tuition, fees and books during the summer or fall term.


Who should attend?
High school students, parents, high school personnel and anyone interested in starting a new career.
Currently enrolled students interested in a Medical Center Campus program.

You will have the opportunity to:
Meet students, faculty and staff
Chat with faculty about prospective majors
Learn about student organizations and activities
Attend sessions on financial aid, scholarships and admissions
Tour the campus

Reserve your spot now!
To reserve your spot or get more information visit www.mdc.edu/openhouse or call 305.237.8888
Individuals who have special needs or questions concerning accessibility should call 305.237.8888 at least seven days prior to visiting a campus.


Hialeah Campus
1776 W. 49th Street
Hialeah, FL 33012-291B


Homestead Campus InterAmerican Campus
500 College terrace 627 S.W 27th Avenue
Homestead, Ft. 33030.6009 Hialeah, FL 33012-2918


Medical Center Campus North Campus
950 N.W. 20th Street 11300 N.W. 27th Avenue
Miami, FL. 33127.4693 Miami, FL 33167-3495


Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Avnue
Miami, FL 33132-2296


Kendall Campus
11011 S.W 104th Street
Miami, FL 33176-3393
Carrie P. Meek
Entrepreneurial Education Center
6300 N.W. Seventh Avenue
Miami, FL 33150-4322


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SUCCESS
continued from 1B
Dr. Moira Browne as Chief
Medical Officers while we have
also had Hon. Justice Mrs. Agnes
Awoonor Renner, Hon. Justice
Mrs. Patricia Macauley, Hon.
Justice Mrs. Virginia Wright, Hon.
Justice Mrs. Valerie Nicol and
Hon. Justice Madam Umu Tejan
Jalloh serving as Judges.
Hon. Justice Mrs. Virginia
Wright is currently serving as
one of Sierra Leone's well-
respected Supreme Court
Judges and Hon. Justice
Madam Salimatu Koroma is
serving as an Appeals Court
Judge.


In the Civil Service, Sierra
Leonean women have excelled
and we have had outstanding
and hardworking Permanent
Secretaries and Heads of
Departments, who have kept the
gender equality flag flying high,
in the persons of Mrs. Murietta
Olu-Williams, Mrs. Leonora
Deigh, Mrs. Sylvia Blyden, Mrs.
Kona Koroma as Permanent
Secretaries; Mrs. Berenice
Harris as Accountant-General;
Hon. Madam Salimatu Koroma
as Administrator and Registrar
General; Mrs. Ade Caulker as
Auditor General; Mrs. Melissa
Muhleman as Chief Architect;
Mrs. Posseh Njai as Chief Social
Development Officer and
Professional Head of Social


Services; Agatha Evelyn John as: Coker, one of the first Black
Chief Geologist and Mrs ... female School Principals to Mrs.
Bernadette Cole, the much*:- Lati Hyde Forster to Mrs. Talabi
revered and respected Head of the lsie Lucan, Sierra Leone's fore-
Independent Media Commission post Educationist cum
and Departmental Head at the Publisher; from Dr. Lettie Stuart
University of Sierra Leone. and Mrs. Cassandra Garber of
Another Female Head of the F.S.S.G. to Reverend (Mrs.)
Department at the University, Alice Fitzjohn of Harford School,
who has successfully proven that" Sierra Leonean women have
a women can do what a man can churned out generation after gen-
do is Dr. Nana Pratt, whose exten- eration of young women modeled
sive work both in the educational to take over the reigns of leader-
and civil arena is now of leg- ship in Sierra Leone. On the pro-
endary proportions. fessional educational front, I will
Further, on the educational: be remiss if I fail to mention Mrs.
front, Sierra Leonean Women of Alama Taylor who served as
substance have led a shining Principal of the National School of
example for the younger genera- Nursing during a period that saw
tion to look up to and emulate. hundreds of young Sierra
Starting with Mrs. Hannah Benka Leonean ladies become profes-


sional nurses as well as her abled
Vice Principal, Mrs. Aminata
Kargbo.
The current Head of the
National Electoral Commission,
Madam Christiana Thorpe is the
epitome of a Woman of Substance
that both young and old Sierra
Leonean Women look up to. Her
unanimous endorsement last
year 2005, by both sides of the
aisle in Parliament for the posi-
tion of Chief Electoral Officer
spoke volumes about the respect
that she commands in an atmos-
phere where the strongest of men
have had difficulties surviving. It
is no surprise that Madam
Thorpe, who is a co-founder of the
Forum of African Women
Educationists (FAWE), probably


possesses the highest number of
international awards that a Sierra
Leonean woman has ever
received.
The late Gloria Newman
Smart, Sierra Leone's very first
female Chief Immigration Officer,
proved herself when she became,
without a doubt, the most suc-
cessful Immigration Boss that
this country had ever been
proud to have. Sadly, her efforts
at instituting sanity into a cor-
rupt Immigration Department
led to her being hounded "to
death by a system that failed to
protect her. Her legacy however,
as one of the most productive
Civil Servants that this country
has ever produced, remains
untouched.


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Park dedication in time for MLK celebration


In time for the Martin Luther
King, Jr. holiday celebration,
Miami-Dade Parks officials,
and I Miami-Dade County
District 9 Commissioner and
Vice Chairman Dennis C.
Moss hosted a dedication cere-
mony, to inaugurate the new
recreation center and park
Upgrades at West Perrine Park.
The ceremony was held Jan.
12.
The Florida A & M University
marching band provided
entertainment. In addition,
baseball players from the
Perrine Hellcats, the Parks'
adult baseball team, dating
back to when the team was
formed in the 1960s were
present to receive a special
recognition from
Commissioner Moss.


West Perrine Park was
severely damaged during
Hurricane Andrew. Officials
from the Parks Department,
Commissioner Dennis C.
Moss, and members of the
West Perrine community
worked closely on plans to
completely redevelop the park.
After many meetings and much
collaboration, Miami-Dade
Parks began construction of a
new recreation center, a new
picnic shelter, a new parking
lot and several upgrades to the
park in August 2004. The
community enjoyed its new
facilities on Jan. 14, when it
held its Martin Luther King, Jr.
holiday celebration.
The new 6,596 square-foot
recreation center features a
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The other is officials
cutting the ribbon.
Pictured in this photo
from left to right is
George Parrado Rosie
McCoy, a community
leader from West
Perrine, Commissioner
Dennis Moss, Reverend
Dr. Walter T. Richardson,
Miami-Dade Parks
Director Vivian Donnell
Rodriguez, Jack Kardys,
Jorge Mora, Frank
Dykes, Ed Hanna and chil-
dren from the West
Perrine Park after-school
program.


BusinessS
SPO0NSO
THE BEAC
Miami-Dade County's Official

Full Name of Business
Paradise R & L Unisex
Salon

Year established
December 2005

Owners
Renee Holmes and
Lawanda Washington

Number of paid
employees
Three (3)

Products/Services
Hairweaving, nails, hair
coloring, eyebrow arch-
ing, waxing. We sell
designer perfume,
shampoo, conditioner,
hair dye and hair weave.

Future goals
To become a shop where
beauty supplies are
available to purchase
and to have massage
therapy.

Why did you start this
business and how
has it grown?
I had a business already
but I wanted something
different. I inherited a
great partner. Over the
course of thirty days we
had over 200 customers.

What were some of
the obstacles you
faced and how did you
overcome them?
The very first day, the
whole area was out of
power for four hours
because of the trans-
formers. We calmed
the customers and
many stayed but it
showed me you can
get anything done in a


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Economic Development Partnership


Renee Holmes and
Lawanda Washington

crazy situation.

Who does your
business best serve
and why?
North Dade and South
Broward

How have your
experiences helped
meet the needs of
your clients?
With having 14 years of
experience, I've learned a
lot dealing with cus-
tomers. It helped me
sharpen my personal
service skills.

Where did you get the
name of your company
and does it have any
significant meaning?
Actually, I was going into
business with the previ-
ous owner and he gave
me the idea of a paradise
atmosphere. Normally
when you go into a beau-
ty salon it can be a very
stressful environment. So
we made it like paradise
and R & L comes from
our names.


Miami-Dade Parks dedicates center


Country Village Park dedi-
cated its new, 3,771 square-
foot recreation center, Jan. 19
at Miami-Dade County
Commissioners Barbara
Jordan of District One and
Natacha Seijas of District 13
joined park officials and com-
munity representatives for the
ribbon-cutting ceremony.
"Attendance to the park and
its after-school program has
doubled in size since the cen-
ter was built," said Renae
Nottage, Miami-Dade Parks'
Region One Manager. "For
the first time this year,


Barbara Jordan


Country Village Park will be
able to provide year-round
programming."
The recreation center fea-
tures a multi-purpose room,
crafts room, game room,
lobby, staff office, park manag-
er's office, and a lounge room.
The restrooms and storage
room are in a separate area
divided by a breezeway with a
concession area adjacent to
the restrooms. Maximum
interior occupancy is 289. In
addition, 2,500 square-feet of
concrete walkways were added
to the park.


Total cost of development
was $1,296,000 funded by
Impact Fees, the Safe
Neighborhoods Bond Project
(SNP), the Quality
Neighborhoods Improvement
Program (QNIP) and the
Capital Outlay Reserve Fund
(CORF).
The park currently has a
youth and adult soccer league.
Future park programming will
include a senior's program
and a teen's program.
Country Village Park is located
at 6550 NW 188 Terrace in
Miami.


Tony Fields program director of WEDR


Cox Radio announced the
appointment of Tony Fields as
Program Director of 99
JAMZ/WEDR-FM in Miami,
reporting to VP/GM Jerry
Rushin. He will also continue in
the position of Operations
Manager for both HOT 105
FM/WHQT-FM and 99
JAMZ/WEDR-FM. Fields has
extensive experience as a pro-
gramming executive, most
recently as Operations Manager
of Cox-owned 107.3 JAMZ in


Greenville, SC. He previ-
ously held programming
positions with Radio
One, Blue Chip
Broadcasting, UNC
Media and All Pro
Broadcasting and is a
programming consult-
ant for Saga
Communications. Mr.
Fields will begin his
responsibilities effective
immediately. He will
retain the responsibili-


FIELDS


ties of Program
Director of HOT 105
FM/WHQT-FM dur-
ing the search for his
successor.
"Tony is a real pro
with a great track
record of success.
After serious thought
it was a no brainer to
do the hire from in
house" said VP/GM
Jerry Rushin. "His
leadership and expe-


rience will continue to have sig-
nificant impact on the growth
and continued success of our
Miami stations."
"There is no better radio
group in the country and for the
opportunity to continue assist-
ing with our urban brands with
such an organization, I am
grateful. I look forward to the
ongoing working relationship
with Jerry, Rich Reis, Tony Kidd
and Jay Dixon in maintaining
our shares in Miami."


Business students to receive lecture


FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE,
FL Business students at
Nova Southeastern
University's H. Wayne
Huizenga School of Business
& Entrepreneurship will learn
first-hand about overcoming
business challenges from one
of the most successful entre-
preneurs in the country,
Robert L. Johnson, founder
and chairman of Black
Entertainment Television
(BET) and The RLJ
Companies. Johnson, the fea-
tured guest of the
Distinguished Lecture Series,
will speak at 10:30 a.m., on
Jan. 23 in the Carl DeSantis
Building, William S. Spears
Courtyard Atrium on NSU's
main campus. The event is


free and open to the public.
Johnson, who has a mas-
ter's degree in International
Affairs from Princeton
University, founded BET in
1980, the nation's first and
leading television network
providing entertainment,
music, news, sports, and pub-
lic affairs programming for
the Black audience. Under
Johnson's leadership, BET
became the first Black-owned
company publicly traded on
the New York Stock
Exchange.
Johnson is also the first
Black majority owner of a
major sports franchise the
expansion Charlotte Bobcats
of the NBA and is the
owner of the WNBA's


Robert L. Johnson
Charlotte Sting.
In 2000, Johnson sold BET
to Viacom for approximately
$3 billion and signed a multi-


year contract to continue to
serve as chief executive offi-
cer. This all-stock transac-
tion made Johnson the sec-
ond-largest individual share-
holder in Viacom.
After selling BET, Johnson
formed The RLJ Companies,
which has interests in compa-
nies operating in the profession-
al sports, hospitality/restau-
rant, real estate, financial
services, gaming and record-
ing industries; plus sole own-
ership of one of the nation's
largest and oldest collections
of Black art the Barnett-
Aden Collection.
For more information about
the Distinguished Lecture
Series, or to RSVP, call 954-
262-5065.


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Bar fellowship accepting aplications


The Florida Bar
Foundation (The
Foundation) was
established in 1956
with a mission to pro-
vide greater access to
justice. More than 20
years later, in 1978,
The Florida Lawyers'
Legal Insurance
Corporation (FLLIC)
was formed for the
purpose of adopting
and implementing pre-
paid legal service plans
at' reasonable rates
available to Florida's
public.
In' 2000,:i 'lhtde
Foundation and FLLIC
decided to combine
their missions and
form a funding part-
nership through which
the organizations fund
summer legal fellow-
ships for first- and sec-
ond-year law students.


The fellowships pro-
vide opportunities for
law students interest-
ed in public policy to
spend 11 weeks work-
ing with legal aid
organizations.
Work within these
organizations ranges
from representing
homeless immigrants
at administrative hear-
ings for supplemental
security income to
developing an educa-
tional curriculum for
fifth graders on finan-
cial literacy and preda-
4ItW lendifig-Since its
implementation, near-
ly a dozen students
have participated in
the program, giving
them the opportunity
to make a difference in
the lives of some of
Florida's poorest resi-
dents.


The fellowship -
which pays first-year
law students $4,500
and second-year law
students $5,500 -
has become increas-
ingly popular.
Competition for The
Foundation summer
fellowships is tight.
Last year, the organi-
zation received more
than 100 applications
from highly qualified
students to fill two
open spots.
Those who are cho-
sen to participate find
the program so
rewarding that many
continue to work in
public policy after
completing the fellow-
ship. Tequisha Myers,
a program participant
in 2001, spent her
summer working at
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MIAMI.DADE


PROJECT NAME: OPF
ENHANCEMENT PROJECT


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS


(OPA LOCKA) SECURITY


PROJECT NO.: I111C

Sealed Bids for the project designated above will be received
for and in behalf of Miami-Dade County, by the Office of the
Clerk, in the Stephen P. Clark Center, Suite 17-202, 111 N.W.
Ist Street, Miami, Florida, 33128 until 1:00 P.M. February 15.
2006 or as modified by addendum, at which time all Bids will
be taken to a room to be designated by the Clerk of the Board
in said Stephen P. Clark Center. Bids are to be submitted in
two envelopes. Bids received after the time and date speci-
fied will not be considered. Envelopes A of Bids, containing
only the Schedule of Intent Affidavit(s) will be publicly opened
and the names of the Bidders read aloud. Upon notification by
the Department of Business Development, bidders may cor-
rect defects on the Schedule of Intent Affidavit(s) within forty-
eight (48) hours after bid submission. Envelopes B of Bids,
containing all of the remaining bidding documents, from
Bidders that have not been rejected as not responsive will be
opened publicly and read aloud 48 hours after the bid submis-
sion date and non-responsive bids will not be opened.
Bidders are invited to be present at each opening. The
County reserves the right to postpone or cancel the bid open-
ing at any time prior to the scheduled opening of bids.

IN GENERAL THE WORK COMPRISES: The construction of
new AOA chain link fence including manually operated per-
sonnel gates with cipher locks, electrically driven card reader
operated cantilever vehicular gates, new pre-fabricated guard
house, roadway restoration, asphalt pavement, signage.
pavement making, and a card access and gate control sys-
tem.

BID DOCUMENTS: Bid Documents will be available on or
after January 16. 2006. Prospective bidders or their author-
ized representatives may, upon presentation of identification
and documentation that they are a licensed architect, engi-
neer, or contractor who may perform work on or related to the
Security Enhancement Project, obtain the Bid Documents
from LIVS Associates. 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd.. Suite 610.
Coral Gables. FL 33134 Office No. (305),443-2933 by pay-
ment of the non-refundable amount of $50.00 for the first set
of Bid Documents and the non refundable amount of $50.00
per set for all additional sets of Bid Documents. Payment
shall be by check or money order only and made payable to
the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. Each bidder or their
authorized representative shall sign a Confidentiality Affidavit,
which will be provided and notarized, certifying that the com-
pany and each employee agrees, that in accordance with
Florida Statutes 119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the exempt sta-
tus of the information contained in the Bid Documents. Each
bidder shall also furnish an address, telephone and fax num-
bers for the purpose of contact during the bidding process.

MDAD will make the Bid Documents available for inspection
by interested parties on or after January 17, 2006, by appoint-
ment only, on business days during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. at the offices MDAD Building 5A. 4th Floor.
Interested parties are to schedule an appointment to review
the Bid Documents through MDAD's Contract Officer, Mr. Ron
Hume at (305) 876-0124. The duration of each appointment
will not exceed two (2) hours. However, the Department may
schedule additional time slots (not to run consecutively with
the original appointment), if available. At the time of the
appointment, Interested parties will be required to present
current, valid identification (e.g., Driver's License, United
States Passport) and sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will
be provided, certifying that the company and each employee
agrees, that in accordance with Florida Statutes
119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the exempt status of the information
contained in the Bid Documents prior to reviewing the Bid
Documents. In addition, interested parties are advised that indi-
viduals will be monitored while reviewing these documents.
Interested parties may take notes, however, no photographs
and/or copying of the exhibit will be allowed.

All bids must be submitted as set forth in the documents. The
County reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals, to
waive informalities and irregularities, or to re-advertise the proj-
ect. The County, by choosing to exercise its right of rejection,
does so without the imposition of any liability against the
County by any and all bidders.
Bidders are directed to Special Provisions 5 of this Contract
that specifies procedures for requesting construction related
records from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.

PRE-BID CONFERENCE: The Miami-Dade Aviation
Department will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on January 25.
2006 at 2:00 P.M. in MDAD Building 5A, 4th Floor Conference
Room 'F' of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, for all inter-
ested parties. Attendance will be limited to two (2) represen-
tatives per firm. No Site Inspections will be provided by the
Miami-Dade Aviation Department. It is the policy of Miami-Dade
County to comply with all the requirements of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA). For sign language, interpreter
services, material in accessible format, other special accom-
modations, or airport-related ADA concerns, please contact the
MDAD Office of ADA Coordination at (305) 876-0856.

COMMUNITY SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM

Contract Measures for this Project is (are): 12%

COMMUNITY WORKFORCE PROGRAM

The Community Workforce Goal for this Project is: 0%

BID GUARANTY: Each Bid must be accompanied by a Bid
Guaranty of not less than five percent (5%) of the Total Bid in
a manner required by the Instructions to Bidders. No Bid
may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the
receipt of Bids for a period of one-hundred and eighty (180)
days. The County reserves the right to reject any or all Bids,


to waive informalities and irregularities, to reject all bids, or to,.
re-advertise for Bids.

BID IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS,
AMONG OTHERS:

1) The Miami-Dade County Responsible Wages Ordinance.;

2) The Provisions in reference to the timetables for minority.'
and female employment participation, expressed as a per-..
centage, for the Contractor's aggregate work force in each
trade on all construction work in the covered area, as follow:

Timetables Goal for minority Goals for female /
Participation for each Participation for ,
From 4/01/81 trade in Miami-Dade County each trade
Until further notice 39.5 % 6.9 5 .


As used in this Notice, and in the Contract resulting from this
solicitation, the "covered area" is Miami-Dade County, Florida.
These goals are applicable to all Contractor's construction'
work (whether or not it is Federal or Federally assisted) per
formed in the covered area.... .

3) The "Equal Opportunity Clause" and the "Standard
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction
Contract Specifications" as set forth in the Contract
Documents.

The Contractor's compliance with the Executive Order and
the regulations in 41CFR Part 60-4 shall be based on its
implementa tion of the Equal Opportunity Clause, specific
affirmative action obligations required by the specifications
set forth in 41CFR 60-4.3(a), and its efforts to meet the goals
established for the geographical area where the contract
resulting from this solicita tion is to be performed. The
hours of minority and female employ ment and training must
be substantially uniform throughout the length of the
Contract, and in each trade, and the Contractor shall make a
good faith effort to employ minorities and women evenly on
each of its projects. The transfer of a minority or female
employee or trainee from Contractor to Contractor or from
project to -project- for the-- sole purpose of meeting the
Contractor's goals shall be a violation of the Contract, the
Executive Order and the regulations in 41CFR Part 60-4.
Compli ance with the goals will be measured against the total
work hours performed.

The Contractor shall provide written notification to the
Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance
Programs within ten (10) working days of award of any con-
struction subcon tract in excess of $10,000 at any tier for con-
struction work under the Contract resulting from this solicita-
tion. The notification shall list the name, address and tele-
phone number of the subcon tractor; employer identification
number of the subcontractor; estimated dollar amount of the
subcontract; estimated starting and completion dates of the
subcontract; and the geographical area in which the contract
is to be performed.

4) Miami-Dade County has enacted an ordinance governing
utilization of certified Community Small Business Enterprise
(CSBE) subcontractors. Requirements for compliance with
this ordinance are contained in the Contract Documents.

5) Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-11.1(t), a
"Cone of Silence" is imposed upon RFPs, RFQs or bids after
advertisement and terminates at the time the County Manager
issues a written recommendation to the Board of County
Commissioners or a Notice of Contract Award
Recommendation, whichever comes first. The Cone of
Silence prohibits communications regarding RFPs, RFQs or
bids between potential vendors, service providers, bidders,
lobbyists, or consultants and the County's professional staff,
including but not limited to the County Manager and the
County Manager's staff. A Cone of Silence is also imposed
between the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respec-
tive staffs and any member of the County's professional staff
including, but not limited to, the County Manager and the
County Manager's staff.

The provisions of Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-
11.1(t) do not apply to oral communications at pre-bid con-
ferences, oral presentations before selection committees,
oral communications with the contracting officer, as published
by the Department of Business Development in their weekly
Cone of Silence Project Information Report, for administering
the procurement process, provided the communication is limit-
ed strictly to matters of process or procedures, contract nego-
tiations during any duly noticed public meetings, public pre-
sentations made to the Board of County Commissioners dur-
ing any duly noticed public meeting or communications in
writing at any time unless specifically prohibited by the appli-
cable RFP, RFQ, or bid document. Bidders or proposers must
file a copy of any written communication with the Clerk of the
Board, which shall be made available to any person upon
request. The County shall respond in writing and file a copy
with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available to
any person upon request.

In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of
Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-11.1(t) by any bidder or
proposer shall render any RFP award, RFQ award, or bid
award voidable. Any person having personal knowledge of a
violation of this Ordinance shall report such violation to the
State Attorney and/or may file a complaint with the Ethics
Commission. Bidders or Proposers should reference the
actual Ordinance for further clarification.

6) The County shall not be responsible for any modifica-
tions or alterations made to the Bid Documents or to the
Contract Documents other than those made by Addendum,
Change Order, or Work Order. Any purchase of partial sets
of documents shall be at the purchasers risk.


CITY OF MIAMI


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ANY PERSON WHO RECEIVES COMPENSATION, REMUNERATION OR
EXPENSES FOR CONDUCTING LOBBYING ACTIVITIES IS REQUIRED
TO REGISTER AS A LOBBYIST WITH THE CITY CLERK PRIOR TO
ENGAGING IN LOBBYING ACTIVITIES BEFORE CITY STAFF, BOARDS
AND COMMITTEES OR THE CITY COMMISSION. A COPY OF THE
APPLICABLE ORDINANCE IS AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY
CLERK (MIAMI CITY HALL), LOCATED AT 3500 PAN AMERICAN DRIVE,
MIAMI, FLORIDA, 33133.

AT THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
MIAMI, FLORIDA, TO BE HELD ON JANUARY 26, 2006, AT 9:00 A.M., IN
ITS CHAMBERS AT CITY HALL, 3500 PAN AMERICAN DRIVE, THE
MIAMI CITY COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEM
RELATED TO THE REGULAR AGENDA:

RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION, WITHA
ATTACHMENTS, ACCEPTING THE PLAT ENTITLED GROVE
GARDENS, A SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MIAMI, SUBJECT
TO ALL OF THE CONDITIONS OF THE PLAT AND STREET COM-
MITTEE AND THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN CITY CODE
SECTION 55-8, AND ACCEPTING THE DEDICATIONS SHOWN
ON SAID PLAT; AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE CITY MAN-
AGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE SAID PLAT; AND PRO-
VIDING FOR THE RECORDATION OF SAID PLAT IN THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Copies of the proposed Resolution are available for review at the Public
Works Department, Survey and Land Records Section of the Construction
Division, located at 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 4th Floor, during regular working
hours. Phone 305-416-1232.

The Miami City Commission requests all interested parties be present or
represented at this meeting and are invited to express their views. Should
any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with
respect to any matter considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all testimony
and evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may con-
tact the Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5360 (Voice) no later than two
(2) business days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no
later than three (3) business days prior to the proceeding.

Priscilla A. Thompson
(#15680) City Clerk


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) No. 488

Herbert Hoover Marina Operations at
Homestead Bayfront Park


Miami-Dade County, as represented by the Department of Park and
Recreation, is soliciting proposals to provide for the Herbert Hoover Marina
Operations at Homestead Bayfront Park.

It is anticipated the County will issue an agreement for a five (5) year peri-
od plus one (1) one (5) year option to renew the term at the County's sole
discretion.

The RFP solicitation package, which will be available starting January 9.
2006, can be obtained at no cost on-line at www.miamidade.aovldom.
The package can also be obtained through the County's Vendor Assistance
Unit (305/375-5773).

A Pre-Proposal Conference is scheduled for January 18. 2006 at 10:00
a.m. (local time) at Homestead Bayfront Park, 9696 SW 328th Street,
Homestead, FL. 33033. Attendance is recommended, but not mandatory.
The Contracting Officer for this RFP is J.C. Romano who can be reached at
jromano@miamidade.aov or (305) 375-4262. If you need a sign lan-
guage interpreter or materials in accessible format for this event please call
the ADA Coordinator at (305) 375-1564 at least five days in advance.

Deadline for submission of proposals is February 3. 2006, at 2:00 p.m.
(local time), at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami,
Florida 33128-1983. This RFP is subject to the County's Cone of Silence
Ordinance 98-106.









CITY OF MIAMI

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami,
Florida on January 26, 2006, at 9:00 a.m., at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan
American Drive, Miami, Florida, for the purpose of considering the follow-
ing:
A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION,-DECLAR-
ING SURPLUS AND APPROVING THE SALE OF THE CITY-
OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT 301 SW 1st STREET, MIAMI,
FLORIDA ("PROPERTY"), TO RIVER DRIVE PARTNERS, LLC., A
FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION ("PURCHASER");
ESTABLISHING EIGHTY-SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS
($87,000.00) AS THE AMOUNT TO BE PAID TO THE CITY OF
MIAMI BY THE AFOREMENTIONED; FURTHER AUTHORIZING
THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR PUR-
CHASE AND SALE, AND TO EXECUTE SUCH OTHER DOCU-
MENTS AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO CONSUMMATE SUCH
TRANSACTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CON-
DITIONS OF THE AGREEMENT, WHICH TERMS MAY BE
AMENDED BY THE CITY MANAGER AS MAY BE NECESSARY IN
ORDER TO MEET THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CITY.

All interested persons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning
such proposed acquisition. Should any person desire to appeal any deci-
sion of the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may
be based.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may con-
tact the Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5360 (Voice) no later than two
(2) business days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no
later than three (3) business days prior to the proceeding.

Priscilla A. Thompson
(#15679) City Clerk


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ADVERTISEMENT
FOR BIDS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA


Sealed bids for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for
the following projects will be received in the Office of the Clerk
of the Board of County Commissioners, Room 17-202, Stephen
P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, Miami, up to 2:00 p.m.,
Local Time, February 15. 2006. Bidders satisfying all require-
ments stated in this Contract shall be notified to participate in
the Bid Opening activities on February 17. 2006 at Stephan P.
Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, 18th Floor, where it will be
publicly opened and read aloud by the Clerk.

[1] Both envelopes must be submitted on this date.


PROJECT NAME:


Meadow Wood Cedar Creek Area 2
Drainage Improvement Project


PROJECT NUMBER: 693508

LOCATION: This project is bounded from SW 256th Street,
from the east by the Homestead Extension of Florida's
Turnpike, from the south by SW 268th Street, and on the west
by 134th Court.

DESCRIPTION: Furnish all supervision, labor, materials,
equipment, tools and perform all operations necessary for the
construction and installation of drainage structures, pipe cul-
verts, exfiltration drains, drainage improvements, grading, sod-
ding, and roadway restoration items related to drainage work.

To answer any questions regarding this project, a Pre-Bid
meeting will be held on Wednesday February 1, 2006 at 2:00
P.M. at the Thomas Center Building, First Floor Conference
Room, 172-A West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130.
Specifications and Contract Documents will be open to public
inspection and may be obtained from the Contracts and
Specifications Group, Division of Recovery and Mitigation
(DORM), at 172-A West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130,
Tuesday January 17. 2006, upon submitting a nonrefundable
charge of $50.00 in check or money order (No cash will be
accepted) payable to the Board of County Commis sioners of
Miami-Dade County, Florida for each set of documents.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CONTRACTOR'S CERTIFICATION IS
REQUIRED IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
General Building, General Engineering, Paving Engineering or
other certified categories as applicable to Chapter 10 of the
Code of Metropolitan Dade County.

In accordance with Dade County Ordinance No.'s 97-52, 97-
158, and A.O.3-22, a Community Small Business Enterprise
(CSBE) subcontractor goal of 16% has been established for
this project. Compliance with these Ordinances is
required for all contractors submitting a bid for this project.
See "Participation Provisions" which are bound herein and
are made part of the Specifications and Contract
Documents. Because this project is not located within a
Designated Target Area (DTA), community Workforce
Program (CWP) goals do not apply.

Please note that the Contractor will submit two envelopes: the
first envelope containing the Schedule of Intent Affidavit (SIA).
The Contractor shall also, in the second envelope, turn in the
complete bid package including pricing. Both envelopes due at
the time and bid submission date as stated in the advertise-
ment. The envelope with the SIA will be opened on the bid sub-
mission date, and if the SIA is defective (see included
Participations Provisions) the bidder may be given 48 hours
to rectify. At that time (48 hours later), the approved bidders
with the affirmed SIA's will have their project pricing
envelopes opened and prices read aloud. In order to.allow
time for the CSBE Subcontractor participation presentation
and the review of said presentation, no contractor may with-
draw his bid for a period of up to one hundred twenty (120)
calendar days after the bid opening. Disregard anything to
the contrary within these Contract Documents. Bidders satis-
fying all requirements stated in this Contract shall be notified
to participate in the Bid Opening activities at the Stephan P.
Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, 18th Floor, where it will be
publicly opened and read aloud by the Clerk.

All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope or container
bearing on the outside the name of the Bidder, his address,
the number of the project for which the bid is submitted, and
the date of opening. Bids will be opened promptly at the sub-
mittal deadline. Bids received after the first bid envelope or


container has been opened will not be opened or considered.

Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade County
Code, as amended, a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon
each RFP, RFQ or bid after its advertisement and terminating
at the time the County Manager issues a written recommen-
dation to the Board on County Commissioners. The Cone of
Silence prohibits any communication regarding RFPs,
RFQ,s or bids between, among others:

* Potential vendors, service providers, lobbyists or consult-
ants and the County's professional staff including, but not lim-
ited to, the County Manager and the County Manager's staff,
the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs;
* The Mayor, County-Commissioners orFtheir respective staffs
and the County's professional staff including, but no limited.
to, the County Manager the County Manager's staff;
* Potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or
consultants, any member of the County's professional staff,
the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs
and any member of the respective selection committee.

The provisions do not apply to, among other communications:

* Oral communications with the staff of the Vendor
Information Center, the responsible Procurement Agent or
Contracting Officer, provided the communication is limited
strictly to matters or process or procedure already contained
in the solicitation document;
* The provisions of the Cone of Silence do not apply to oral
communications at the proposal or pre-bid conferences, oral
presentations before selection committees, contract negotia-
tion during any duly noticed public meeting, public presenta-
tions made to the Board of County Commissioners during any
duly noticed public meeting or Board of County
Commissioners unless specifically prohibited by the applica-
ble RFP, RFQ or bid documents.

Proposers or bidders must file a copy of any written commu-
nications with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made
available to any person upon request. The County shall
respond in writing and file a copy with the Clerk of the Board,
which shall be made available to any person upon request.
Written communications may be in the form of e-mail, with a
copy to the Clerk of the Board at
mailto:CLERKBCC(miamidade.aov.

In addition to any penalties provided by law, violation of the
Cone of Silence by any proposer or bidder shall render any
RFP award, RFQ award or bid award voidable. Any person
having personal knowledge of violation of these provisions
shall report such violation to the State Attorney and/or may
file a complaint with Ethics Commission. Proposers or bid-
ders should reference Section 2-11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade
County Code for further clarification. This language is only
summary of the key provisions of the Cone of Silence.
Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27
for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of
Silence. Ordinance No. 91-142, Family Leave Ordinance;
Ordinance No. 92-15, Drug-Free Workplace Ordinance;
Ordinance No. 93-129, Contractor Debarment Ordinance;
Ordinances Nos. 94-166 and 96-26 Local Preference
Ordinances; Ordinances Nos. 97-35 and 97-104 Fair
Subcontracting Practices; Resolution No. R-702-98 (Repeals
and supersedes Resolutions Nos. R-1206-97 and R-366-97)
Welfare To Work Initiative; and Ordinance No. 98-30, County
Contractors Employment and Procurement Practices; are ref-
erenced for this contract document. To request a copy of any
ordinance, resolution and/or administrative order cited in this
Bid Solicitation, the Bidder must contact the Clerk of the
Board at (305) 375-5126.

The County reserves the right to waive any informalities in, or
to reject any or all bids. Bids from any person, firm or corpo-
ration in default upon any agreement with the County will be
rejected. No Bidder may withdraw his bid within one hundred
twenty (120) days after date set for the opening thereof.


GEORGE M. BURGESS, COUNTY MANAGER
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK
KAY SULLIVAN, DEPUTY CLERK


Miami-Dade County Public Schools

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

THE DISTRICT IS CURRENTLY SEEKING OUTSTANDING CANDIDATES FOR THE FOLLOWING
ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS:

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, FACILITIES/CONSTRUCTION
COORDINATOR III, MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE SERVICES, FACILITIES OPERATIONS
COORDINATOR III, FACILITIES PROJECT, DIVISION OF ROOFING
COORDINATOR III, TRADE SUPERVISION, MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
SUPERVISOR I, FACILITIES DATA, FACILITIES OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE
COORDINATOR I, TRADES, FACILITIES, MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS (2)

Additional application information and qualifications for these positions may be accessed at:
http://jobs.dadeschools.net/

Deadline to apply: January 30, 2006
Incomplete Applications will not be processed.

Submit applications packet to: Ms. Brenda Miles. Executive Director. Administrative/Professional
and Technical Staffing, 1500 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 144, Miami, Florida 33132 (305) 995-7457.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.


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game room, an arts
and crafts room, a
multi-purpose room, a
lobby area, a park
manager's office, a
snack bar, a small
kitchen, open breeze-
ways, two storage
rooms and men's and
women's restrooms.
The new picnic shel-
ter is a 30' x 30' square
structure that will be
available for party
rentals. Concrete
pathways 8' in width
were constructed
throughout the park
connecting the differ-
ent amenities. A new
lighted parking lot with
68 spaces, including
three handicapped and
one stroller space, was
added, as well as a new
storm drainage system.
Additional improve-
ments Include an
upgrade to the existing
baseball field,
upgrades to the electri-
cal lighting system, the
addition of new
dugouts, new field net-
ting, new fences with
backstop and side wing
fences for an additional
baseball field to be
developed in the near
future. In addition,


Florida A&M Marching Band at dedication ceremony.


the irrigation system
was replaced with a
new automatic irriga-
tion system for existing
and future park
amenities. Lastly,
Florida Power & Light
power poles that were
on the property were
removed and replaced
with new, under-
ground service.
Funding for the proj-
ect was $1.635 million
from Quality


Neighborhoods
Improvement Program
(QNIP), $228,000 from
Impact Fees, $743,200
from Safe
Neighborhood Parks
Bond Project (SNP
2005 Bond) and
$65,000 from the
Capital Outlay Reserve
(COR).
This is the first
phase of a master plan
of development for
West Perrine Park.


Future developments
include a new swim-
ming pool with a bath
house and office, a wet
playground and a Tot
Lot, a sand volleyball
court and a multi-pur-
pose field to be used
for both soccer and
football that will be
located on the proper-
ty of Richmond
Elementary School
which is adjacent to
the park.


"We wanted to pro-
vide the West Perrine
community with a
great park where chil-
dren can be involved
in its sports and recre-
ation programs and
provide them with a
safe place of enjoy-
ment," said
Commissioner Moss.
West Perrine Park is
located at 17121 SW
104 Avenue in West
Perrine.


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Notice to Qualified Contractors
Miami-Dade County is soliciting interested contractors to agree to participate and perform in two (2) Miscellaneous Construction Contract (MCC) Bid No. CICC
7040-0107 & CICC 7360-0108 for various Departments throughout Miami-Dade County.
PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS are open to public inspection and may be obtained from the Office of Capital Improvement, located at 111 NW 1 Street, 21st Floor,
Miami, Fl. 33128.
AVAILABLE
CICC 7360-0/08 REQUEST FOR PRICE QUOTATIONS (RPQ)


1) Miami Dade Housing Agency, Planning & Development, 1401 NW 7th Street,
Miami, Fl
SECTION 3 REQUIREMENTS: This is a Section 3 covered activity. Section 3
requires that lob training and employment opportunities be directed to low-
and very-low income persons and contracting opportunities be directed to
businesses that are owned by. or that substantially emplov, low- or very-low
income persons, FAILURE TO PROVIDE SECTION 3 DOCUMENTS ON OR
BEFORE MDHA REQUESTED DUE DATES. MAY RENDER BID NON-RESPON-
SIVE.
MDHA Contact Person/Telephone No.: Margarita Garces @ 305/644-5275
RPQ No.: 05467 E SOUTH MIAMI PLAZA A/C DRAINAGE AND EXTERIOR
PAINTING LOCATION: 6701 SW 62ND AVENUE License Requirements:
General Building Contractor EST. COST: $169,000 SCOPE OF WORK: Work
shall include, but is not limited to, the following: furnishing all supervision, labor,
materials, equipment, tools and performing all operations necessary for the proper
replacement of the existing air conditioning drainage system, including the removal
of all drip pans and drain lines and replace with a new system. RPQ Bid Due Date:
February 21, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. (Non-Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting: 2/8/2006 @
10:00 a.m. Location: 6701 SW 62nd Avenue, Miami, Fl)
2) Miami Dade Public Works Department Contracts & Specification Division
- 111 NW 1 Street, Suite 1510 Miami, Ft
PWRK Contact Person/Telephone No.: Jean Bernard Philippeaux @ 305/375-
2930
RPQ No.: 20060001 INSTALLATION OF SIGNALIZATION LOCATION:
Biscayne Blvd. & NE 14th Street License Requirements: Electrical Contractor
. EST. COST: $150,000 .
RPQ No.: 20060002 INSTALLATION OF SIGNALIZATION LOCATION:
Biscayne Blvd. & NE 13th Street License Requirements: Electrical Contractor
- EST. COST: $160,000 -
SCOPE OF WORK: Work shall include, but is not limited to, the following: furnish-
ing all supervision, labor, materials, equipment, tools and performing all operations
necessary for the complete installation of traffic signals, that includes traffic controller
assembly, and mast arms. RPQ Bid Due Date: February 3, 2006 at 2:00 P.M.
(Non-Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting: 1/19/2006 @ 10:00 a.m. Location: 111 NW 1st
Street, Suite 1510, Miami, Fl)
PWRK Contact Person/Telephone No.: Luis Perez @ 3051375-2930
RPQ No.: 20060006 TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLATION LOCATION: SW 112
Avenue & SW 41 Terrace License Requirements: Electrical Contractor EST.
COST: $179,000.
SCOPE OF WORK: Work shall include, but is not limited to, the following: furnish-
ing all supervision, labor, materials, equipment, tools and performing all operations
necessary for the complete installation of traffic signals, that includes traffic controller


assembly, and mast arms. RPQ Bid Due Date: February 10, 2006 at 2:00 P.M.
(Non-Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting: 2/1/2006 @ 10:00 a.m. Location: 111 NW 1st
Street, Suite 1510, Miami, Fl)
PWRK Contact Person/Telephone No.: Rolando Jimenez ( 3051375-2930
RPQ No.: 20050358 HURRICANE SIDEWALK REPAIRS LOCATION: Various
Locations in Miami-Dade County License Requirements: General Building,
Engineering, Concrete Work, Paving Contractor EST. COST: $468,000 -
SCOPE OF WORK: Work shall include, but is not limited to, the following: furnish-
ing all supervision, labor, materials, equipment, tools and performing all operations
necessary to repair damaged sidewalks. RPQ Bid Due Date: February 17, 2006
at 2:00 P.M. (Non-Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting: 1/19/2006 @ 10:00 a.m. Location:
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1510, Miami, Fl)
PWRK Contact Person/Telephone No.: Alicia Arce @ 305/375-2930
RPQ No.: 20050343 -SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT COMMISION DIS-
TRICT 10 LOCATION: SW 24 STREET TO SW 33 STREET FROM SW 79
AVENUE TO SW 82 AVENUE License Requirements: General Building,
Engineering, Concrete Work, Paving Contractor EST. COST: $735,000 -
RPQ No.: 20050344 -SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT COMMISION DIS-
TRICT 7 LOCATION: SW 48 STREET FROM SW 63 TO 69 AVENUE License
Requirements: General Building, Engineering, Concrete Work, Paving
Contractor. EST. COST: $770,000 -
RPQ No.: 20050345 -SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT COMMISION DIS-
TRICT 10 LOCATION: SW 94 TO SW 97 AVENUE FROM SW 39 TO SW 34
STREET License Requirements: General Building, Engineering, Concrete
Work, Paving Contractor EST. COST: $880,000 -
SCOPE OF WORK: Work shall include, but is not limited to, the following: furnish-
ing all supervision, labor, materials, equipment, tools and performing all operations
necessary to install concrete sidewalks and pedestrian ramps that includes base
preparation, clearing & grubbing, fill, sodding, removal of existing curb & gutter, or
sidewalks. RPQ Bid Due Date: February 17, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. (Non-Mandatory
Pre-bid Meeting: 211/2006 @ 9:00 a.m. Location: 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1510,
Miami, Fl)
Cone of Silence
Miami-Dade County's "Cone of Silence" Ordinance 98-106 (Section 2-11.1(t) of the
Code) approved by the Board of County Commissioners as of July 21, 1998, and
amended January 29, 2002, is adopted herein. This ordinance specifically prohibits
communication in regard to these bid solicitation with County Staff except by written
means with copy filed with Clerk of the Board. Certain exceptions are made such as
oral communication during pre-bid conferences and communications with those per-
sons defined in the ordinance regarding matters of process or procedure already
contained in the solicitation document. The "Cone of Silence" takes effect upon
advertisement for bids and terminates when recommendation for Award is made by
the County Department.


LEGAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF BIDS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
MIAMI, FLORIDA

Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which can
be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management (DPM),
from our Website: www.miamidade.aovldom. Vendors may choose to
download the bid package(s), free of charge, from our Website under
"Solicitations Online." Internet access is available at all branches of the
Miami-Dade Public Library. It is recommended that vendors visit our
Website on a weekly basis to view newly posted solicitations, addendums,
revised bid opening dates and other information that may be subject to
change.

Interested parties may also visit or call:
Miami-Dade County
Department of Procurement Management
Vendor Assistance Unit
111 NW 1st Street, 13th floor,
Miami, FL 33128
Phone Number: 305-375-5773

There is a nominal non-refundable fee for each bid package and an addi-
tional $5.00 handling charge for those vendors wishing to receive a paper
copy of the bid package through the United States Postal Service.

These solicitations are subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with
County Ordinance No. 98-106.




MIAMI-:DAD


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) No. 499

Library Self-Checkout System

Miami-Dade County, as represented by the Miami-Dade Public Library
System, is soliciting proposals from responsive and responsible Proposers
that are capable of supplying a commercial, off-the-shelf software package,
with all necessary hardware, for self-checkout of library materials.

The Library-40 branches, a Main Library, and bookmobile service-serves
the over 2 million residents of the Library Taxing District in Miami-Dade
County, Florida. The Library's long range Capital Plan calls for opening an
additional 14 new library facilities by 2010. The Library intends to put in
self-checkout machines in all new facilities as they open.

It is anticipated the County will issue a contract for a five (5) year period,
with two (2) three-year options to renew, at the County's sole discretion.

This solicitation contains contract measures for Miami Dade County
Certifies Small Business Enterprises (SBE's) in the form of a Selection
Factor.

The RFP solicitation package, which will be available starting January 11.
2006, can be obtained at no cost on-line at www.miamidade.aov/dDm.
.The package can also be obtained through the County's'Vendor Assistante
Unit (305) 375-5773, Department of Procurement Management, 111 NW 1st
Street, Suite 1300, Miami, FL 33128-1974 at a cost of $10.00 for each
solicitation package and an additional $5.00 fee for a request to receive the
solicitation package through the United States Postal Service. For your con-
venience, we now accept VISA and MasterCard.

A Pre-Proposal Conference is scheduled for January 23. 2006 at 10:00
a.m. (local time) at 111 NW 1st Street, 18th Floor, Conference Room 18-2,
Miami, FL. Attendance is recommended, but not mandatory. The
Contracting Officer for this RFP is Henry Taylor, CPPB, who can be reached
at henrvt guage interpreter or materials in accessible format for this event please call
Maria Carballeira, DPM ADA Coordinator at (305) 375-1530 at least five
days in advance.

Deadline for submission of proposals is February 3. 2006. at 2:00 p.m.
(local time), at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami,
Florida 33128-1983. This RFP is subject to the County's Cone of Silence
Ordinance.


Fane's A/C &
Appliance Repair
Wall units, central air, stove,
refrigerator, washer and dryer.
305-754-5060
Bp.: 305-566-8389



Daryl's Banquet Hall
All occasions, weddings, parties, etc.
1290 Ali Baba (West of 27th Ave.)
Limo Rentals
305-622-3361
305-796-9558



Range Funeral Home
The Directors are: M. Athalie Range
and N. Patrick Range
5727 N.W. 17th Avenue
305-691-4343


Gene and Sons, Inc.
Custom-made cabinets for kitchens
and bathrooms at affordable prices.
14140 NW 22nd Avenue
305-685-3565


General Home Repair
Air condition, plumbing, electrical,
roofing, appliances, washer, dryer,
stove. Call Benny
305-685-1898
786-273-1130


C. Brian Hart Ins.
Auto Flood Windstorm General
Liability Home Worker's
Compensation
7954 NW 22nd Avenue
305-836-5206


RUSSELL with the
MUSCLES
24 hours Moving/Deliveries
Low Rates Senior Citizens and
Disability Discounts
305-625-3461 or
305-651-5544


Coops' Kitchen
Specialized in Bar-B-Cue Ribs
and Chicken
7910 NW 22 Avene
786-229-7031
Thursday-Saturday


Southeastern Roofing Wedding Video
& Painting
General Home Repairs. Repair Productions
and Roofs. Financing. Corporate videos, Music videos,
Call 305-694-9405 high definition/film
786-326-0482 786-258-3732


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Furnished Rooms
1721 NW 41 Street
Two large rooms, furnished
with air, cable and applian-
ces. $110 and $125 each
week. Call 786-487-2222.
19401 NW 23 Court
Two rooms for rent. Private
entrance. $550 monthly.
Utiilities included.
305-318-1607
335 N.W. 203rd Terrace
Waterfront Gated Communi-
ty, furnished, color TV, air,
utilities and more.
Call 305-510-9966
6233 N.W. 22nd Court
Quiet tenant wanted, utilities
included. $100 weekly.
Call 786-277-2693
6942 NW 15 Ave-Upstairs
Nice clean rooms, $300
monthly, first and last.
Call 786-315-6601 or
305-693-6583
CLEAN ROOMS FOR
RENT!
1877 NW 59th Street
$85 a week with 1/2 bath, air
Sand tile. Call 305-720-7067.
EAST MIRAMAR
Private entrance and bath,
refrigerator, microwave, near
Turnpike, $116 a week.
954-986-9595.-
EDISON AREA
Christian home. Clean, cozy,
private, near transit.
Call 786-306-2674.
LIBERTY CITY AREA
Furnished room for rent, with
A/C. Call 305-637-3635
LITTLE RIVER DRIVE
Clean, TV, $200 biweekly,
$100 security. 305-696-6921.
NORTH DADE AREA
Furnished room, central air,
kitchen privileges.
Call 305-548-5488 or
305-962-8157
SUMMER PALACE
1500 N.W. 74th Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, air, use of kitchen, plus
more. Call 305-835-2728.

EfficieS
100 N.W. 14th Street
Fully furnished efficiency.
Utilities and cable (HBO,
BET, ESPN), free local and
nationwide calling. $225
weekly. $690 monthly!
Call 305-751-6232
1228 N.W. 75th Street
One'bedroom furnished'large
efficiency attached to home
for one person. Private en-
trance, porch, patio. Includes
water and electric.
786-543-5647
1473 NE 148th Street
Efficiency for rent. $560 per
month. $700 security
deposit.
Call 561-305-0432 or
305-498-0492
2565 N.W. 92nd Street
Efficiency, extra clean, with
air, in a nice neighborhood.
$278 bi-weekly and $834 to
move in. Call 305-696-7423.
9535-A NW 26th Avenue
Large efficiency clean, neat,
tile, appliances, bars, and
water. $505 monthly
305-255-5978

Apartments

101 N.E. 78th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$850 monthly, with parking.
Section 8 Welcome!!
Call 786-326-7424
1123 N.W. 32nd Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$400 monthly, first, last and
security. Call 305-759-4698.
1130 N.W. 2nd Avenue
SECTION 8 WELCOME
DOWNTOWN AREA
Apartments for Rent, Fully
remodeled air, laundry,
new appliances and kitch-
en cabinets.
Call 305-375-0673
786-488-6119

140 NW 13 Street
Two bdrm., One bath,
$550, Four bdrm.,Two
baths, $900
305-358-3703/
305-642-7080

1525 N.W. 1st Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$500 monthly. Newly
renovated. All appliances
included.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
2407 N.W. 135 ST
Large one bedroom, $675
monthly! Newly renovated
with central air. $200 OFF!
Call 305-769-0146

2493 N.W. 91st Street
One bedroom with air,
utilities included. $500 a
month. first, last and security
to move in.
Call 305-691-2703 or
305-303-9912.
2751 NW 46th Street
Furnished one bedroom with
remote gate. $550 a month.
First, last and security.
Call 954-430-0849


415 N.W. 9th Street
One bedroom, one bath
$450. Stove,
refrigerator,air
305-358-1617


48 NW 77th Street
Large one bdrm, Little Haiti
area, tiled, and sec. bars.
Section 8 welcome! First, last
and security. 305-753-7738.

4900 N.W. 26th Avenue
Completely renovated two
bedroom house with fenced
yard in nice Brownsville
neighborhood. Air condition-
ing and ceramic tile floors
throughout. Brand new stove
and refrigerator. Only $750
per month; $1,500 to move
in. Includes free water and
free lawn service.
Contact Rental Office
2651 N.W. 50th Street
Phone 305-638-3699

50TH STREET HEIGHTS
Walking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, security, bars,
iron gate doors, one and two
bedrooms, from $410-$485
monthlyl
2651 NW 50th Street.
Call 305-638-3699
5509 NW Miami Court
One bedroom, one bath
apartment for rent. $525
monthly.Call: 305-751-6232.
6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$485-$495 per month, one
bedrooms, $385 per month,
security bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699
7525 NORTH MIAMI AVE.
One bedroom, one bath. To-
tally renovated, new applian-
ces and parking. Section
8/HOPWA OK. $750 monthly.
Drive by, then call
305-669-4320

830 N.W. 70 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$525 Stove, refrigerator,
air
305-642-7080

ALBERTA HEIGHTS APTS
One and two bedrooms.,
from $420-$495 monthly.
Free water, security bars and
iron gate doors. Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699

ARENA GARDEN
NEW YEAR SPECIAL
MOVE IN WITH FIRST
MONTH RENT: .FREE
BASIC CABLE. Remodeled
One, 'two and-: i three
bedrooms, air, ceiling fan,
appliances, laundry, and
gate.
100 NW 11th St. Mgr. #106
305-374-4412

Biscayne Gardens
Apts.
Large one bedroom, $695
per month. Move in=$1350..
.Central air, gated security
on-site laundry.
Section 8 Welcome!
305-710-3739
305-710-0467

Capital Rental Agency
1497 NW 7 Street
305-642-7080
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa Locka, Brownsville,
Apts, Duplexes, Houses
Efficiencies, One, Two
and Three bedrooms.
Many with appliances.
Same day approval. Call
for information


Eighth Street
Apartments
MOVE IN SPECIAL
Efficiency, One bath, $365
One bdrm, One bath $450
Two bdrm, One bath $595
Three bdrm, Two baths
$695
Stove, refrigerator, air
786-236-1144/
786-298-0125

HAMPTON HOUSE
APTS.
One bdrm., One bath $425
Stove, refrigerator, air
Free water.
786-236-1144
305-642-7080


KENDALL
Gated community, spacious
One, two and three bed-
rooms. HC and Non HC ac-
cessible apartments., con-
venient location with pool,
resident activities. NO PETS!
Water and sewer included.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
Lakeside Towers
305-383-2042
TDD 1-800-955-8770

LIBERTY CITY AREA
One bedroom, one bath; two
bedrooms, one bath, newly
remodeled, Section 8 wel-
come, call 786-262-5282.
LOW PRICE
Two two bedrooms, located
in the beautiful Biscayne
Park, call Clifford 305-981-
8428, Section 8 welcome.


Near North Shore Hospital,
schools, and close to 7th
Ave., two bedrooms, air, ap-
pliances, wall to wall carpet,
mini blinds, credit check.
$610 monthly, $1220 to
move in. Come by at 725
NW 100th Street or call
305-300-0983.


ORCHARD VILLA APTS.
1255 NW 58 Street
1256 NW 58 Terrace
Free water, gas, security
bars
and iron gate doors, $385
monthly. Two bedrooms,
$425 monthly. Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699

Duplex
10921 NE 10 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$1000 monthly. Section 8
welcome. 305-525-7689
1340 N.W. 58th Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath, to-
tally remodeled, with central
air. Section 8 only.
Call 305-720-7072
1343 NW 42 Street
One bedroom, one bath, re-
modeled.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-285-8872
1760-62 NW 50 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, to-
tally remodeled, new kitchen,
new bathroom, ceramic tile
throughout, central air/heat,
James, 786-290-4627.
2103 NW 92 Street
Two bedrooms, water, air,
bars, $800, $2,400 move. in.
NO Section 8. Terry Deller-
son Broker 305-891-6776
2375 N.W. 97th Street #A
$550 a month, first, last and
security to move in. Call 305-
691-2703 or 305-303-9912.
5420 NW 7 Court
Large one bedroom, one
bath includes water and
electric. $775 monthly.
NO Section 8
305-267-9449
6220 N.W. Miami Court
One bedroom, one bath, air,
newly renovated Section 8
welcome, $799 monthly plus
security.
Call 954-742-0610
6304 N. W. 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath, re-
modeled.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-285-8872
640 NW 65th Street
Two bedrooms, available.
Security bars, appliances, air
ceiling fans and water includ-
ed. $850 monthly. Section 8
welcome. Call 305-389-4011
Or 305-632-3387.
,6998 N.W.,5th:Rl.ce I
One bedroom, one bath,
kitchen, refrigerator, air. $650
monthly. First, last and
security. Section 8 welcome.
786-399-8557 or
786-443-2780
8221 NE 1st Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths,
brand new. Section 8 OK!
305-710-3361

Allapattah Area
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$800 monthly. Section 8 Only
Call 305-775-5140
BISCAYNE PARK
Spacious, two bedrooms,
two baths, Section 8
welcome, please call Clifford:
305-981-8428
MIAMI AREA
Newly remodeled One bed-
room one bath, cenral air,
washer and dryer connection.
Section 8 Welcome
Call 954-818-9112

MIAMI AREA
Newly remodeled Two bed-
room one bath, cenral air,
washer and dryer connection.
Section 8 Welcome
Call 954-818-9112

Under New
Management
KINGSWAY APTS
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $525 per month, $525
security deposit, $1050 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at: 3737 Charles Ter-
race.

Condos/Townhouses

14230 NW 22 Avenue
Two bedrooms, two baths
with jacuzzi. Brand new unit
with all new appliances.
$1175 monthly. $3525 to
move in. Contact Ray at
786-316-5863

21324 NW 40th Circle
Court
Townhouse
Large two bedrooms, one
bath, $875monthly. NO Sec-
tion 8. Call 305-267-9449
CAROL CITY AREA
Three and four bedrooms
Townhouses.
SECTION 8 WELCOME
786-367-6268
MIRAMAR AR AREA
6805 SW 38 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air. Asking $1,200


monthly.

KING GARDENS
17934 NW 40 Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
central air. Asking $1,300
monthly.
All Points Realty &
Investments
305-621-5800


Houses


1070 NW 65 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
Totally New! $1300 monthly.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-638-4079
12240 NW 17th Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
air, $1400, $4200 move in.
NO Section 8. Terry Deller-
son, Broker 305-891-6776
12931 Wood Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1300 monthly. Call 1-800-
257-1311 or 404-861-1965.
13919 N.W. 22nd Place
Three bedroom, one bath
renovated throughout, new
appliances, central air and
heat. Contact Andrea H. 305-
803-1923.
2166 NW 61 Street
Beautiful spacious two bed-
rooms, one bath. Air condi-
tioned, security bars, fenced
yard, washer/dryer. $1000
monthly. Section 8 welcome.
For further information and to
make an appointment call
305-696-8488 or 786-255-
3055
2783 N.W. 193rd Terrace
Section 8 OK! Four bed-
rooms, one and one half
baths, central air, A Beauty!
$1395 a month.
Call Joe 305-915-3262
2900 N.W. 166th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
washer and dryer, central air,
double car garage, fenced,
bar with entertainment room,
$1850 monthly. First and
last.
Call 786-326-0482 or
305-694-9405
331 NW 56 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750 monthly. Section 8 wel-
come. 954-435-5085 or
305-688-5002
531 NW 110 Street
Three bedrooms, central air,
tile, bars, fence, carpet.
$1,200, $3,600 move in. NO
Section 8, Terry Dellerson,
Broker 305-891-6776
5650 N.E. MIAMI COURT
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Please contact Joseph. Louis
at 305-632-2426.
910 N.W. 58th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 ONLY! $1300
monthly 305-321-4733
9405-A NW:4th Avenue
Miami Shores Area
Two bedrooms, two baths,
central air, bars, cottage
style. Newly renovated.
$1065 monthly.
Call 786-514-1771
Buy a four bedrooms, two
baths, Foreclosure. $50,000!
NEVER RENT AGAIN! For
listings 800-749-8168 xD041
COCONUT GROVE
3456 Frow Avenue
Newly renovated three bed-
rooms, one bath, gated
house. Open house 1/21/06-
11am to 1pm. Section 8 Wel-
come.$1300 Monthly.
954-646-1236.
HOUSES
FOR RENT
CALL 305-668-7450
or 305-836-1040

NORTHWEST AREA
Three bedroom, two bath,
and many extras. Appoint-
ment only. $1250 monthly.
305-685-6795
RICHMOND HEIGHTS
10741 S.W. 150th Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
florida room/ car port, $1200
monthly. NO Section 81
Call 305-267-9449
STOP!!!!
Behind in your rent 24 hour
notice? Behind in your
mortgage? Call Kathy:
786-326-7916



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any area, any condition
305-303-5173
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954-430-3663






1233 N.W. 51st Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Excellent Condition, New
driveway. Fully renovated,
$165K negotiable.
Call Rickey 786-718-0162

1555 NW 62 TERRACE
Beautiful two bedroom one
bath.Totally renovated. Ask-
ing 159,000. 786-282-6322
17311 N.W. 52 Place


Five bedrooms, two baths,
den, pool, central air, hot tub,
large patio, large tiki hut, car-
port. Try $9500 down and
$1695 monthly. (new adj.
mtg.) $359K. NDI Realtors
305-655-1700.


1745 NW 122 Street
Four big bedrooms, two big
master bedrooms, three and
one half bath, 30 ft. florida
room, art deco style decor in-
side and out, huge sunken
living room, big kitchen, "SE-
RIOUS BUYER ONLY!"
Brown Realty Inv. Corp.
305-685-6275

2144 N.W. 80th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with family room car port,
central air, Everything brand
new. Ceramic tile and carpet.
ALL APPLIANCES Asking
$165,000.
Call Monique Morgan Realty
786-285-8872
2361 GOLF DRIVE
Three bedrooms, one bath
with family room, central air,
Everything brand newl Ce-
ramic tile and carpet. ALL
APPLIANCES Asking
$225,000.
Call Monique Morgan Realty
786-285-8872
5910 NW 7th Court
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air. Asking $187,000
firm. Call 305-303-5173
8028 N.W. 13th Court
Five bedrooms, two baths,
two story, carport. Try $4900
down and $895 monthly
(new adj. mtg.) $199K.
NDI Realtors
305-655-1700
846 N.W. 114th Street
Three bedrooms, new paint,
large fenced lot, air. Try
$3900 down and $849
monthly (new adj. mtg.)
$169K. NDI Realtors
305-655-1700

FORECLOSURES
Five bedrooms, Must Sell!
Only $33,500
800-749-8168 xD040
FREE
LIST/FORECLOSURE
Below market values.
Hundreds to choose.
Low down payments.
Easy to qualify. Call now!
Larry Albert 305-255-9040
HUD HOMES
Five bedrooms, Only
$33,500. For listings
800-749-8168xD046
.MIRAMAR
SILVER FALLS GATED
COMMUNITY
Two story four.bedrooms,
Stwo and'one-half baths, two
car garage, pool, gym. club-
house, basketball and tennis
courts. Owner financed 5%
down. Close within 15 days.
Good credit required. Excel-
lent for first time home buyer.
Appointment: Monday
Thursday 9 a.m. 7 p.m.,
Friday Sunday 10 a.m. 5
p.m. Phone 754-244-6135
NORTHEAST MIAMI
Huge lovely two bedrooms,
den, wooden deck, large
fenced yard. Only $149,900
Hallea Hall Realty
305-651-5172
Commercial Property
STORE FRONT FOR RENT
1000 sq. ft of commercial
space on main avenue. Must
see inside. 4840 NW 27 Ave-
nue Call 305-638-1475.



Stop Rentingl
Own Your Own Home! Bad
credit welcome, low down
payment. Self-employed ok.
Free credit report. Terry cell
786-267-7129/ 305-665-9562



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on a note annuity or contract
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Investment Group would
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home at a fair price.
Please call 305-458-7402
for a fast closing.

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RECEPTIONISTS
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Applications are received
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COX RADIO

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

WHQT in Miami seats a seasoned broadcaster with the
energy, creativity and experience to make a significant
mark on the ratings and revenue development of WHQT.
Interested applicants should send a resume and a letter of
interest to:

Tony Fields, Operations Manager, WHOT
2741 North 29th Avenue
Hollywood, Florida 33020

Please include a CD representing your station's on air
sound and describing your involvement with programming
from conception to execution.
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Stedman Graham makes it happen
HOT 105 is educat- company that creates Janine Dupont. 6900 Stale Road 84 in
ing African Americans customized training This power packed Davic. Doors will open
to be successful with and leadership devel- .event will take place for Success Matters at
its annual "Success opment programs for Jan. 31 at the beauti- 5 p.m. and admission
Mnatter" event The corporate and educa- ful Signature Grand. is FREE.


event offers African
Americans the oppor-
tunity to come togeth-
er to hear about suc-
cess stories from
other successful
African Americans
around the country.
The featured speaker
will be Stedman
Graham. He will con-
duct his "You Can
Make It Happen -
Nine-Step Plan for
Success" seminar
based on his best sell-
ing book.
Graham's profes-
sional development
has been guided by
his nine-step empow-
erment philosophy,
designed to manage
both professional and
personal situations.


You Can Make It
Happen: A Nine-Step
Plan for Success
details Graham's sys-
tem for personal
growth.
Stedman Graham is
chairman and CEO of
S. Graham &
Associates (SGA), a
management and
marketing consulting


tonal markets.
Actively involved in
education, he is a for-
mer adjunct professor
at the University of
Illinois in Chicago
where he has taught a
leadership course
based on his Nine-
Step Process.
"We're so excited
about Stedman's par-
ticipation in our first
Success Matter's of
the Year". We want to
make sure that our
listeners are
equipped for success
for 2006 and beyond
and we're confident
that Stedman
Graham is the right
person for the task,
said promotions &
marketing director


Request For Quotes

Quotes will be received by The Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach
(HACMB) for Architectural/Engineering Services for Generator and Fire
Sprinkler Pump System, Request for Quote for RFQ#107-2005 until
February 20, 2006 at 4:00 P.M. Scope of Work information is available from
HACMB office at 200 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Fl. 33139, Executive Office.
Questions may be directed to Orlando Prendes, Director of Housing
Programs at (305) 532-6401, ext., 3024.

The HACMB reserves the right to accept any quote deemed to be in the
best interest of the HACMB, to waive any informality in any quote, or to
advertise for new quotes. HACMB does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability.







Miami-Dade County Public Schools

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

THE DISTRICT IS CURRENTLY SEEKING OUTSTANDING CANDIDATES
FOR THE FOLLOWING ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION:

ASBESTOS PROGRAM INSPECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT
(RE-ADVERTISED)

Additional application information and qualifications for this position may
be accessed at: http://jobs.dadeschools.net/

Deadline to apply: January 30, 2006
Incomplete Applications will not be processed.

Submit applications packet to: Ms. Brenda Miles, Executive Director,
Administrative/Professional and Technical Staffing, 1500 Biscayne
Boulevard, Suite 144, Miami, Florida 33132 (305) 995-7457. An Equal
Opportunity Employer.



CITY OF MIAMI
REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST

Sealed proposals will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her
office located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for
the following:

RFLI NO. 05-06-025 SPECIALIZED REAL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL
ADVISORY SERVICES

OPENING DATE: 2:00 P.M., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2006

(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 1/27/06)

Detailed specifications for this RFLI are available upon request at the city of
Miami, Purchasing Department, 444 SW 2nd Avenue, Sixth Floor, Miami, FL
33130 or download from City's website at www.ci.miami.fl.us Telephone No.
305-416-1906.

THIS SOLICITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE "CONE OF SILENCE" IN
ACCORDANCE WITH CITY OF MIAMI CODE SECTION 18-74 ORDI-
NANCE NO. 12271.

Joe Arriola
SN 1 City Manager
AD NO. 14028



CITY OF MIAMI
REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST

Sealed proposals will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her
office located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for
the following:


RFLI NO. 05-06-012


OPENING DATE:


RISK MANAGEMENT TRACKING SYSTEM AND
RELATED SERVICES

2:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2006


(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 1/27/06)

Detailed specifications for this RFLI are available upon request at the city of
Miami, Purchasing Department, 444 SW 2nd Avenue, Sixth Floor, Miami, FL
33130 or download from City's website at www.ci.miami.fl.us Telephone No.
305-416-1906.

THIS SOLICITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE "CONE OF SILENCE" IN
ACCORDANCE WITH CITY OF MIAMI CODE SECTION 18-74 ORDI-
NANCE NO. 12271.


Joe Arriola
City Manager


UNIQUE
SOUTH FLORIDA PUBLICIPRIVATE
DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY



3 0 Acre;
Prime South Florida Real Estate

The Florida Department of Transportation District
Six will be holding an informational meeting and
discussion forum regarding the redevelopment of the
park-and-ride facility located Southwest of the
Golden Glades Interchange. The Department's
intention for the redevelopment project is the
creation of a Multi-modal Transit Facility with full
commuter amenities and an overall real estate
development project/concept that promotes the
principles of Transit-Oriented Development.
All parties interested in proposing to be a part of
the development team that will respond to the
request for qualifications for this unique joint
development project should plan to attend, The
meeting is open to the public. In order for us to
accommodate participants please RSVP at the
number indicated below.

The informational meeting shall be held on
Monday, January 30th, 2006 at 9:00 a.m.
at the El Palacio Resort Hotel & Suites
located at 16805 NW 12th Avenue,
Miami, FL 33169.

Parking is available. Please contact Karen McGuire
to RSVP and for additional information, at
3b5.470.5875.
Anyone needing special accommodations under the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact
Karen McGuire at 305.470.5875 at least seven days prior
to the meeting.

For information contact Rene de Huelbes, PE.
Senior Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation
1000 NIN 111 Avenue, Miami', FL 33172
Telephone. 305.470.5308
E-mail, rene.dehue1bes@dot.stateX.us


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING'
REGARDING
RATIFICATION OF EMERGENCY FINDINGS JUSTIFYING THE
WAIVER OF COMPETITIVE BIDS TO COMPLETE THE HADLEY
PARK COMMUNITY CENTER PROJECT


City Hall 3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, Florida


The Miami City Commission will hold a Public Hearing on January 26, 2006 beginning at 9:00
a.m. to consider whether it is in the public's best interest that the City Commission ratify,
approve and confirm the Emergency Findings of the City Manager justifying the waiver of
competitive bids to amend the agreement for completion of the Hadley Park Community Center
Project. An agreement was entered into with the State of Florida, Department of Management
Services, in the total amount of $2,400,000 and the work was completed at a cost of $4,132,356.


The Public Hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled City Commission
meeting of January 26, 2006 at:


MIAMI CITY HALL
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, Florida


All interested persons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning this matter. Should any
person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special
accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the Office of the City Clerk at
(305) 250-5360 (Voice) no later than two (2) business days prior to the proceeding or at (305)
250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3) business days prior to the proceeding.


(City Seal)
(#15681)


Priscilla A. Thompson
City Clerk


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AD NO. 14328


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Invitation to Negotiate

The South Florida Workforce Board (SFWB), the regional workforce devel-
opment entity for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, is releasing an
Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for an External provider Desk Auditing and
Analytical Services. Responses are being requested from organizations
with the expertise and capabilities to perform desk auditing and analytical
services.

The Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) will be available to the public beginning at
10:00 a.m., January 23, 2006, at 7300 Corporate Center Drive (NW 19th
Street), 5th floor reception desk or it can be downloaded from the website
(www.southfloridaworkforce.com) after 12:00 noon on the same day.

An Offerors' Conference is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., January 31, 2006, at
7300 Corporate Center Drive (NW 19th Street), 5th floor, Conference Room
3, Miami, Florida 33126.

Offerors are advised to consult the SFW website (www.southfloridawork-
force.com) for more details on the process.

Responses must be submitted no later than 1:00 p.m., February 23. 2006.
Responses not reaching SFW by the aforementioned time and date will not
be accepted.

Procedural questions may be directed to Ken Kistner (305) 594-7615 x269.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Housing Finance Authority of Miami-Dade
County (Florida) (the"Authority") will conduct a TEFRA Hearing to which all
interested persons are invited:

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.

PLACE: Suite 950, 25 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130

PURPOSE: To conduct a public hearing concerning the proposed
issuance of bonds by the Authority to finance the acquisition of land and
new construction, acquisition and rehabilitation, or refinancing of the follow-
ing multi-family rental property in the aggregate face amounts, not to
exceed the amounts listed below for the property:

Scott Carver Homes Public Housing Development, consisting of
160 units located at the SE Corner of the Intersection of NW 75 Street and
NW 24'" Ave. and the NE Corner of the Intersection of NW 73 Street and NW
21" Ave., Miami-Dade County, Florida. The applicant is Scott Carver
Homes, Ltd., 1401 NW 7 Street, Miami, Florida 33125, with Miami-Dade
Housing Agency, as a managing, general partner and/or controlling stock-
holder. The bind amount is not to exceed $15,750,000.

All interested parties are invited to present oral comments at the
public hearing regarding the issuance of bonds to finance the listed proper-
ties.

Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the
Authority with respect to any matter considered at this public hearing will
need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings be made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


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Celebrities' football teams face off


By Terrell Clayton
Miami Times Writer

Every sports fan
always wonders which
state has the best
football players in the
country. In a quest to
find the ultimate foot-
ball team and bolster
bragging rights for the
year, some of the
country's biggest stars
set the stage for the
first annual Youth
Football League All-
Star Game.
On Jan. 14, several
celebrities including
Nelly, Luke, Rap pro-
ducer Tone of
Trackmasters, Snoop,
Diddy, Trick Daddy,
The St. Lunatics and
Adam "Pacman" Jones
of the Tennessee
Titans assembled
youth all-star teams
from their respective
states and faced off at
Dolphin Stadium.
"This whole event
has turned into a
beautiful thing.
Football is another
way we can bring peo-
ple together. We gath-
ered some of the best
kids from St. Louis,
New York, California
and Atlanta and they


done over there in
California, so they had
to come see us at
some point. Right now
it's not about Luke.
We are doing this for
the kids who don't
receive the attention
they deserve from
some of these organi-
zations," Campbell
stated.
During one of the
games, there was a
confrontation on the
field between rival
teams. Yet overall the
event was a huge suc-
cess.


Miami-Dade County Public Schools


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P Diddy and Snoop Dogg


Snoop's Super Bowl team


all get to come down
here and see how the
other kids do it in
Miami. I wouldn't
have it any other way.
Next year hopefully we
can get together,
maybe on my side of
town, and play some
'ball. It's one of those
special moments I'm
happy to be involved
with," Nelly said.


The Miami Times writer Terrell Clayton
and Nelly at the celebrities superbowl.


Dolphins stadium
was packed with fans
from all over the coun-
try, ready for the ulti-
mate showdown of
today's young stars.
There was a half-time
show between games,
wherein the celebrity
coaches were
acknowledged. Several
organizations con-
tributed to the cere-
mony. For example,
Bill Lenis of Hold 'Em
promotions provided
trophies to several
players including 10-
year-olds Shaquille
Evans and Shaqul
Jackson. "It feels good
to be down here and
be a winner. I'm hav-
ing as much fun meet-
ing all the stars as
playing the football
game." Evans said.
Nelly's team chanted
"Nelly up, Trick Daddy
down" as they braved
the field later that
day. Celebrities Trick
Daddy and Nelly were
very interactive with
the crowd and players.
They signed auto-
graphs and took pho-


tographs with fans
upon arrival to the
stadium.
"I believe one of our
responsibilities is to
help keep them out of
the chain gang and
provide them with
something positive.
I'm always talking to
them and explaining
that it's fine to talk a
little slang but you got
to learn in school so
you'll be able to
accomplish anything,"
said Trick Daddy.
Coaches Diddy and
Snoop Dogg did not
comment as they got
their kids ready for
one of the marquee
match-ups of the
afternoon.
Hometown enter-
tainer Luther
Campbell, one of the
main reasons the
event took place,
wanted to make sure
the proper message
got through. "My team
in Miami won a couple
of championships
down here (and)
Snoop's team has
done what they've


NOTICE TO BIDDERS
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
1450 N.E. 2ND AVENUE
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33132


Sealed bids for categories of items listed below will be received, at the address listed, on the designat-
ed date. Said bids will be publicly opened and read in the Board auditorium, Miami-Dade County School
Board Administration Building. Bids are to be placed in the 'BID BOX' in Room 351, by 2:00 P.M., on the
date designated. Bid forms on which the bids must be submitted are available upon request from the
DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT web-site at http://procurement.dadeschools.net, or
Room 351, address above, telephone (305) 995-1380. Award recommendations will be available on the
Friday preceding the scheduled Board meeting award. The results of bids awarded at the official School
Board meetings will be available in the DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT on the Monday
following the meetings. The Board reserves the right to waive informalities and to reject any and all bids.

"The School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools enacts a Cone of Silence from
issuance of a solicitation to written recommendation of award. All provisions of School Board
Rule 6Gx13-8C-1.212 apply."

"Any Protest of Specifications, or Protest of Award, must be filed with the Clerk of the School
Board. Failure to adhere to the filing requirements and timelines, as specified in Board Rule
6Gx13-3C-1.11, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings."


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Dr. Rudolph F. Crew
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS


Thanks to the outstanding dedication of its people, the support of its businesses, and the
involvement of its elected leaders, The Beacon Council celebrates two decades of Oq The Beacon Council
achievement for Miami-Dade County. For 20 years of a stronger economy, we thank you. IAMI"
To expand or relocate your business, contact The Beacon Council at 305-579-1300 D nPeP O
or visit www.makeitmiami.com



The Miami Times, South Florida's oldest Black newspaper, is expanding. We offer
a fast-paced, stimulating environment with great benefits, opportunities for growth
and a chance to be a part of an 83 year-old tradition serving South Florida's Black
community.

If you are flexible, professional, possess strong communication skills and take
pride in your work, we invite you to apply for the following positions by submitting
two (2) copies of your resume to:


P)we #t hami- tns im^e
900 NW 54th, reet S !' ..
Miami, Fl 33127
Attn: Renee M. Harris

Reporters:
Bring your journalism and/or writing experience to help inform, educate and
inspire Miami's Black community with news and information for and about areas
like Liberty City, Miami Gardens, Opa-Locka, Overtown, Brownsville, Florida City,
North Miami, Goulds, Perrine, Richmond Heights, Little Haiti and Broward
County. We are looking for two full time and 12 freelance reporters to join our edi-
torial team. Please include three writing samples with your resume.

Religion Editor/Reporter:
Be a part of our highly popular Faith and Families section. The perfect candidate
will combine solid journalism and/or writing experience with a desire to keep the
Black community abreast of religious news and information, church happenings
as well as important issues affecting Black families. Please include three writing
samples with your resume.

Customer Service Representatives:
The perfect candidates understand that our readers are the reason we exist. If you
are flexible, articulate, enjoy working with the public and are capable of managing
multiple priorities, we invite you to apply for one of two part-time positions.

Graphic Designer:
Help our production department create on of the most attractive, visually stimulat-
ing newspapers in the nation. The perfect candidate is flexible, innovative and
highly skilled at using PhotoShop, Quark Express, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe
Acrobat. We are looking for one part-time graphic designer.

Receptionist:
As the first face our customers see and the first voice they hear, the ideal candi-
date must be professional, articulate and enjoy working with the public. If you have
a pleasant personality, are capable of working under pressure and skilled at man-
aging multiple priorities, we need you. We are looking for one full-time and one
part-time receptionist.

Advertising Executive:
Help local, national, small and large companies expose their products and servic-
es to South Florida's multimillion dollar Black community. The perfect candidate
has solid sales experience, preferably with print or electronic media. If you are
articulate, professional and a solid closer looking for an unlimited income, we
need you to join our advertising team.

Telemarketers:
Use your positive personality and selling skills to help readers receive The Miami
Times at their doorsteps each week. The ideal candidates are reliable, confident,
have impeccable telephone sales skills and work well ih a fast-paced atmosphere.
We are looking for three part-time telemarketers.

Collections:
Experienced accounts receivable professional to collect on outstanding accounts.
The ideal candidate is assertive, has strong communication skills and solid collec-
tions experience.


No telephone calls please


SMALL BUSINESS GRANT
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
January 23, 2006 February 3, 2006


Neighbors And Neighbors Association (NANA) is happy to announce that the Miami-Dade Board of
County Commissioners voted to make the Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program (MPSBGP) a
countywide program in September 2003.

The Board of County Commissioners recently approved a total of 1.95 million dollars for the FY 2005
2006 program. $150,000 will be distributed to qualifiedsmall businesses per commission district.
Applications will be available for Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan's, District 1 only at the following:

District 1
Applications Available:
District Office, 2780 NW 167th St.
Contact: Ms. Edmead, 305-474-3011
NANA, 180 NW 62 Street
Contact: Ms. Finney, 305-756-0605.
Applications will also be available for
download at www.miamidade.gov/district 01 or
nanafl.org starting January 23, 2006.

An informational workshop is
scheduled for 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Feb.1, 2006 at North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183 Street, Miami
Gardens, Fl. Maximum amount per business is $5,000. Miami-Dade County
Commissioner
All applications must be hand delivered and returned by 5 p.m., Friday, Barbara J. Jordan
February 3, 2006, at either location. For more information,please contact
Ms. Edmead @ (305) 474-3011 from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. or Ms. Finney at
305-756-0605 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.


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