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Informing Miami-Dade
and Broward Counties


Curry to join County Managers' senior staff


Curry is widely considered to be an expert on county government,
having served more than 20 years in the public sector


By Renee M. Harris
rharris@miamitimesonline.com
More than eleven years after she was passed
over for the county manager's position, Cynthia
Curry is returning to county government. The
Miami Times has learned from confidential
sources that County Manager George Burgess
will announce today his appointment of former
Assistant County Manager Cynthia Curry as his
Senior Advisor.
The Times spoke to Curry, who confirmed that
she and the manager have been in discussions
but that "final discussions are pending." Miami


Dade's communications department confirmed
that an announcement of some sort was forth-
coming but that because the county manager
was in a commission meeting all day, an official
announcement could not be obtained today.
Curry is widely considered to be an expert on
county government, having served more than 20
years in the public sector. As assistant county
manager, she was responsible for a budget of
$334.5 million and more than 1700 employees.
Curry joined Florida International University as
its vice president for Business and Finance in
1995, a position she held for three years before
leaving to start her own consulting firm, CWC


Cynthia Curry to be named Senior Advisor.


and Associates, Inc.
In a 1998 statement regarding Curry's pend-
ing departure, FIU President Modesto A.
Maidique said, "Cynthia Curry has made an
extraordinary contribution to the growth and
development of FIU. She achieved every one of
the goals she set out for herself: she hired out-
standing new executives, she improved the over-
all standard of quality of our buildings, and got
the campus looking better than ever."
In what many considered one of the most eth-
nically charged political decisions ever,
Armando Vidal was selected as county manager
in 1994, a position that many in the Black com-
munity felt Curry had earned and deserved. The
chaos that followed included the late Arthur
Teele punching lobbyist Rick Sisser in the
mouth amid rumors that Sisser accused Teele of
not backing Curry.


Together again


James T. and Tamara G.

on the People's Station


By Renee M. Harris
rharris(@miamitimesonline.com
If you closed your eyes
and listened to James T.
'describe his new job with
Radio One, you might
assume that he was stand-
ing in front of a pulpit
preaching to a congregation
of believers. Open your eyes
and what you have are the
familiar dreadlocks, engag-
ing voice and infectious
smile that listeners of
WEDR and Hot 105 have
come to know in one of
South Florida's most popu-
lar radio personalities. What
those listeners have not,
arguably, been privy to is
the level of passion with
Please turn to STATION 10A


Thomas described the
new station as "an oppor-
tunity to bring something
new to South Florida."


Projection of what the new Edison Marketplace will look
like when completed.

Edison Marketplace

coming this summer


By Terrell Clayton
Miami Times Writer
Years ago, residents of the
Liberty City and Edison com-
munities were able to find a
clean, convenient shopping
plaza without the hassle of
traveling clear across Miami to


find quality goods. However,
the old Winn-Dixie plaza,
located on the corner of 62nd
street and 7th avenue, has
been vacant for years; yielding
the potential prestige of the
predominately Black neighbor-
hood. Finally plans for con
Please turn to EDISON 3A


Asylum policies outrageous


By Isheka Harrison
iharrison@mlamitimesonllne.com


Recently, there has been
huge condemnation by Cuban-
American W
activists, sev-
eral politi-
cians and
other resi-
dents of
Florida of the L
government's
decision to
send 15
Cuban
migrants BASTIEN
back to
Cuba. Activists were so out-
raged that one man, Ramon
Saul Sanchez, went on an
Please turn to ASYLUM 6A
-Photo Byerrell Clayton


"All immigrants should be

able to come over here.If the

Cubans can come, why can't

the Haitians? That proves the

United States is not a free

country. As soon as they

[Cubans] touch land they're

free, so why are the Haitians

being sent back?"
-Derrick Henderson


Meek, UnitedHealthcare join forces


By Renee M. Harris
rharris(a)miamitimesonline. com
According to Mark Lindsay, a work-
ing class family of four that earns too
much money to qualify for Medicare
but too little to purchase health care
through their employers could receive
top quality medical care including
no hassle access to top notch special-
ists -through United Health Basic, one
of several new programs being made
available by United Healthcare.
Lindsay is vice president the
Minnesota-based healthcare giant that
is partnering with retired
Congresswoman Carrie Meek via her
nonprofit foundation to provide afford-
able healthcare to South Florida's


Former Congresswoman Carrie R Meek and
Mark Lindsay of UnitedHealthcare.


uninsured, which numbers over
500,000, according to James Bridges,
M.D., legendary local obstetrician who
attended Friday's press conference at
Meek's foundation office at the Wolfson
campus of Miami Dade College.
Lindsay said United Healthcare is
using common sense and running a
"tight ship" to help ensure that afford-
able healthcare is available to every per-
son in the country. He cited United
Healthcare's Evercare program as an
example of the company's fiscal respon-
sibility.
The program, according to Lindsay,
has reduced hospitalization by about
50% in the frail and elderly population
by reducing the amount of medication
Please turn to UNITED 10A


Should more Blacks try alternative healing?


Local acupuncturist wants more Blacks to rely on
their body's natural healing power


By Renee M. Harris
rharris)@mlamitlmesonline.com
Most people have witnessed
their body's natural healing
power when a small cut devel-
ops a protective scab and ulti-
mately the scab and the cut go
away. If Sandy Belton had his


way, far more Blacks would
rely on their body's natural
healing power by receiving
acupuncture instead of sur-
gery and homeopathy instead
of endless medication pre-
scriptions.
According to Belton, alterna-
tive treatments are often suffl-


SANDY BELTON


client to help reverse long
standing medical ailments;
however, their use in conjunc-
tion with traditional medical
approaches is also effective.
Alternative treatments -
including acupuncture, mas-
sage, meditation and homeop-
athy tap into and help to stim-
ulate the body's natural ability
to heal itself.
Belton is concerned that
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Gov. Bush must compensate

Alan Crotzer, too
We are hopeful that Gov. Bush follows his own
example set in the Wilton Dredge case by mak-
ing certain that Alan Crotzer is also compen-
sated with at least $2 million. Crotzer is the Tampa man
who was released from prison on Monday after serving
24 years for a crime DNA testing proved he did not com-
mit.
Wilton Dredge was released from prison under similar
circumstances. After DNA testing proved that he could
not have committed the vile crime for which he was con-
victed, Gov. Jeb Bush signed legislation that would com-
pensate Dredge $2 million.
Dredge spent 22 years of his life behind bars and the
state of Florida did the wise and ethical thing by provid-
ing him with tangible evidence of its remorse.
Bush must help ensure that the same efforts he took to
compensate Dredge for the injustice perpetrated against
him are taken to to compensate Crotzer, who spent more
than half of his life behind bars. It is the right thing to
do.
The State's response to Dredge's exoneration was a far
cry from its response to Wilbert Lee and Freddie Pitts -
who were also exonerated after serving nine years on
death row. After being pardoned by then Gov. Reuben
Askew in 1975, the State took more than 30 years to pay
each man a measly $500,000.
Following Dredge's release, State Senator Mike
Haridopolos said he hoped to set up a plan to compen-
sate not just Dredge, but everyone who goes to jail when
the state makes mistakes.
We agree with him and urge the governor to be consis-
tent when compensating people who have been wrongly
convicted.


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The Miami Times, January 25-31, 2006 3A


Reginald Clyne, Esq.


Should President Bush face

prosecution for war crimes
Saddam Hussein is presently facing a tribunal for crimes
he committed such as torture and the deaths of innocent
women and children. It is believed that he killed an entire vil-
lage of Kurds and tortured several hundred people during his
regime.
President Bush has admitted that his justification for the
war in Iraq weapons of mass destruction was based on
faulty intelligence. He has admitted that his administration
has broken the law by putting illegal wiretaps on U.S. citizens,
that has authorized torture and that an estimated 30,000
innocent Iraqi women and children have died as a result of the
war.
While people in the United States believe that there is a dif-
ference between Saddam Hussein and George Bush many
people outside of this country have a different view.
Harold Pinter, a Nobel Prize Laureate, in his acceptance
speech felt that President Bush and Prime Minister Blair
should be prosecuted for the invasion of Iraq. "The invasion of
Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demon-
strating absolute contempt for the concept of international
law," said Pinter in a prerecorded speech.
"How many,people do you have to kill before you qualify to
be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One
hundred thousand?" he asked in his speech. "We have
brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumer-
able acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to
the Iraqi people and call it bringing freedom and democracy to
'the Middle East," said Pinter.
If a brilliant British subject has this view of our President
and his Prime Minister, what view does the rest of the world
hold of them? President Bush prides himself for not "listening
to the news." Someone in his administration should start lis-
tening to the rest of world the United States is increasingly
viewed in a negative light.
A negative world view of the United States does not help our
"War on Terrorism" because people who hate us are not likely
to provide information that hurts other people who hate us.
President Bush has turned the sympathy and empathy that
the entire world felt for this country after the 9/11 attacks into
a general dislike for this country, if iiot down right hatred.
To my knowledge, this is the first time that a President of the
United States is being compared to a Third World dictator
known for his barbaric acts. What is most scary about
Pinter's accusation is the fact that no one refuted his attacks
against President Bush. The permanent secretary of the
Swedish Academy, Horace Engdahl, introduced Pinter's
remarks by stating Pinter was delivering "his free words such
as a writer has a right to say them." This is not a ringing con-
demnation.


New development in community


EDISON
continued from 1A
struction are in action and the
new Edison Marketplace is
being built.
The opening of the brand
new Edison Marketplace is
projected to be this summer,
colliding with annual school
shopping. The marketplace will
Include: Rainbow, a women's
clothing apparel and shoe
store and Footlocker, an ath-
letic clothing and shoe store. "I
think its good because before it
was just an old Winn-Dixie
that was closed down. I'm glad
they're doing something about
it because it will really make
the neighborhood look better,"
said the manager of the furni-
ture store directly across the
street from the upcoming mar-
ketplace.
With the current construc-
tion of Family Dollar,


Footlocker, Neighborhoods
Supermarkets and a Subway,
there should be plenty of jobs
arriving for the immediate
community. "I believe that
everyone got to make a dollar,
it doesn't really matter to me
what happens," the manager
continues.
Many of the store owners
and employees are really excit-
ed about the prestige the plaza
could bring to the area. "It's
really nothing over here in our
area. It's a good thing for
everyone. It's a good thing
because the white owners of
these businesses can get
money and many Black, white,
and spanish people who live in
this area can reap the benefits
from the jobs it will provide,"
said Kyle Richardson, a store
clerk in a local store. Ottis
Pitts, the developer of the New
Edison Marketplace, was not
available for comment.


FIU President Mitch Madique has his hands full, what
with not one, but two spies formerly on his payroll.

Biscayne Landing is promising to be the best thing
since sliced bread east of 1-95. It would be nice if they also
let the Black community in on what is going on.
*** **
Chalk Airlines needs to quit trying to justify flying air-
planes that are as old as dirt. Passenger safety should
always come before the bottom line.
**i***
Commissioner Martinez's removal of Katy Sorenson
from the South Florida Regional Planning Council stinks
to high heaven. Sorenson was the only county commis-
sioner with the guts to oppose efforts to move the coun-
ty's urban development boundary. Martinez claims poor
attendance records were a factor in her removal, despite
Sorenson only missing one meeting to attend her father's
funeral. Stay tuned.


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Attenion Small Bii U:~usI& ine.'ss Owners!


Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, Vice Chairman
will host an information meeting on the Mom
and Pop Business Grant Program for Miami-
Dade County District 9


February 14, 2006

6:30 pm 7:30 pm

South Dade Government Center Conference Room
10710 SW 211 Street

Applications for District 9
Mom and Pop Grant Program will be available

Thursday February 2, 2006

at
District North Office:
10710 SW 211, Suite 206 305-234-4938
and
District South Office:
1634 NW 6th Avenue, Florida City 305-248-5610

The application deadline is Tuesday, February 24, 2006
at 5:00 pm.
Businesses that received grants in 2005 are not eligible to apply.

* Businesses must be located in the Targeted Urban Areas
(TUA) and non TUA may apply. TUA's are; Richmond Heights,
Perrine, Goulds, South Miami Heights, Naranja, Leisure City,
Homestead and Florida City.


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All articles on this page were originally printed in the Miami Times on July 12,1968


Pretty bronze contestants frolic in the sun in anticipation for Saturday's crowning of
Miss Universe at Miami Beach Auditorium Shown are: Brenda Fountain, Miss Bahamas;
Elodie Sargant, Miss Virgin Islands; Victoria Martin, Miss Bermuda; Marlorie Broomfield,
Miss Jamaica; and Sandra Croes, Miss Aruba. Photographer Jay Baker of the House of
Photography captured the beauties on picture-taking day at Baker's Haulover Monday.




Hospital Employees Seek Pay Raise


Jackson Memorial
Hospital employees
are paid so little, they
can't even make a
decent living, a
spokesman told
Assistant County
Manager Hoke Welch
Monday.
We make even less
than the federal
poverty level of
$3,700 a year," said
John Cata, a member
of the executive board
of the newly formed
Dade County employ-
ees Alliance.
Cata and nine other
representatives of the
organization, based at
JMH, met with Welch
in an effort to get
$1,200 a year raises
for the hospital's non-
professional employ-
ees.
"Non-professionals
start at $252 a
month, and after six
months go to $262,"


Cata said.
The federal govern-
ment poverty level for
a family of four is
$3,700. But another
board member,
Lonzell Bell said,
"These people are only
getting $3,090 a year.
This is merely anoth-
er governmental
agency perpetuating
poverty."
"We can't even
make a decent living
at the salary level
we're in now," Bell
continued as he told
Welch he had been a
JMH employee for 13
years.. "We want to be
able to go to the store
and get a steak,
instead of second-
class stew beef," he
said.
The Alliance mem-
bers won't settle for a
token five percent
raise," Cata warned
Welch. "Things are


just too high," he
said. "We make more
money before a five
percent raise than
after because of
taxes."
Bell told Welch
many non profession-
als 'were requested' to
work six and seven
day shifts, as well as
double shifts on some
occasions. "Somehow,
there doesn't seem to
be any more money in
the payroll check
when we do either,"
he said.
The Alliance mem-
bers also demanded
total medical cover-
age for employees
and their families,
Instead of the partial
program the hospi-
tal has now.
"Do you think you
can run it (the hos-
pital) without us?'
asked another board
member. Cata told


Dew % One Of The Gang


the Assistant County
Manager:
We're just trying to
make a decent living.
Nothing more, noth-
ing less.'
Welch told the
group the county was
making "every effort
to bring these wages
up.
He, however, could
not promise raises
above those listed in
the proposed budget
which has been sub-
Witted to Metro
Commissioners.


Miami Is Not That Cool


AN EDITORIAL


The portrait of Dade's racial climate as "cool' cannot be accepted
as a true and accurate picture as the program "one Nation
Indivisible" would have us to believe.
The program, telecast by WTVJ, Channel 4 on July 4, depicted
Dade's racial problems as small and at times "nonexistent." The gen-
eral tone of the program went something like this:
"Oh, I know we have problems here in Dade County but look every-
body is making a sincere effort to solve it as fast as possible."
It matters little that the leaders of the Black and white communi-
ty of Dade were represented on the program.
But what does matter is the fact that the militant and young
Blacks were NOT represented on the program. One viewer comment-
ed the "most militant people on that program were City
Commissioner M. Athalie Range and .Mrs. Georgia Jones, the rest
just sat back and agreed with everything." Even Bernie Dyer, the
most outspoken militant in the city made comparable mild com-
ments.
Though we do not agree entirely with the viewer's analysis of the
program, nonetheless, we must remember that the young and mili-
tant Black faction was not represented on the program. Edison High
'68 graduate Gala Brown was the only person on the panel who
thought Miami could have a riot.
Without their thoughts and views, the program lacked much as
evidenced by anyone who viewed the local' edition of the program.
The local part was a poor comparison to the pointed, interesting,
and at times heated debate of a national panel discussing the
nation's racial problems which preceded the Dade version.
Unfortunately; 'anyone viewing the program would believe, for the
most part, that everything was bright and rosy in Dade County,
Brother, it's not.
There are many, many wrongs which must be corrected before we
can make a claim like that. And we are losing time in our fight to
equalize and liberate the Black man in Dade County. Unless sincere
and honest efforts from all are evidenced in the next few months, we
shutter to think what the consequences could be.
The summer job program is a prime example of this community
dragging its feet. Local businessmen were asked to make available
2,600 jobs for ghetto youths. Instead of 2,600 jobs, the businessmen
came through with only 534 jobs. The effort by the City of Miami and
Dade County governments was a small one too. No one did enough
of the right thing give these young people jobs and let them learn
some responsibilities.
This summer, there are 5,000 youngsters playing in the Liberty
Square area, who are under absolutely no supervision. This should-
n't be and cannot be allowed to exist In our community.
Urban Renewal has displaced many people out of their homes. And
some have had none to go to. This, likewise, is a pitiful situation and
a harsh indictment of the Dade Qounty community's efforts to keep
"a long, COOL summer."
We, in Dade County have much to be proud of, but citizens who
came away from their TV sets with thoughts that everything here is
alright may be in for a rude awakening.


Koontz Heads National

Education Association


Mrs. Elizabeth D. Koontz, the first
Negro to rise to the presidency of the
National Educational Association, was
installed Sunday in Dallas, Texas.
Mrs. Koontz, a special education
teacher from Salisbury, N. C., took over
the reins of the 1.1 million member
organization from Braullo Alonso of
Tampa.
She said the NEA must be a "pacesetter
rather than simply another trotter in the field deciding which direc-
tion education in this country must go.'
Mrs. Koontz also said the NEA must move quickly away from tradi-
.tlonal thinking and promote the concept of schools "as learning cen-
ters with pupil-printed curriculums and with qualified teams of
teachers directing the learning."


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Haitians have no foot policy


ASYLUM
continued from 1A

eleven day hunger strike that
ended only when President
Bush agreed to meet with a
commission of leaders from
the Cuban exile community to
discuss current Cuban immi-
gration policy.
Such a passionate response
may lead many onlookers to
believe Floridians are very
concerned about fair immi-
gration practices.
Unfortunately the allusion is
far from reality. It would be
more fitting to say that


on information received from
the Florida Immigrant
Advocacy Center (FIAC), on
February 25, 2004, President
Bush issued a directive mak-
ing it "abundantly clear to the
Coast Guard [to] turn back
any refugee that attempts to
reach our shores."
In response, the FIAC filed a
request before the OAS Inter-
American Commission on
Human Rights for protective
action on behalf of Haitian
refugees. The Commission
said that even though the
U.S. claims to give asylum
interviews, there was no doc-
umentation or reports with


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Floridians are very concerned
about fair immigration prac-
tices only when it comes to
the Cuban exile community.
For it has been many years
that Haitian refugees have
been neglected and even mis-
treated by U.S. immigration
policy.
While Cubans have been
allowed to migrate under the
wet foot/dry foot policy, which
generally allows those who
reach dry land to stay and
those who don't to be sent
home without an immigration
hearing, Haitians have no
such policy in place. Even as
this article is slated for publi-
cation, Haitian families are
being ripped apart due to
members of their community
being sent back into poverty
and the violently hazardous
conditions within the island
nation. This is all because of"a
flawed Haitian Refugee
Immigration Fairness Act
(HRIFA), which excludes
granting permanent residency
to Haitians that arrived in the
U.S. by plane or who were
children when their parents
first applied.

NO SUPPORT FOR HAITIANS
Yet there is no huge outcry
in the community against the
injustice of deporting not just
newly arrived Haitian
migrants, but also those who
have resided in the U.S. for
years and built lives with their
families here. There is no
meeting with the president for
leaders from the Haitian
refugee community to discuss
the fairness of Haitian immi-
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hearings, claimants, etc. The
commission then decided that
the U.S. must provide infor-
mation within two months,
and every two months there-
after, regarding persons who
raise claims for asylum from
the situation in Haiti.
On September 9, 2005, the
U.S. government replied that
it had no obligation to provide
reports and said that condi-
tions in Haiti have improved.
It is amazing that the our gov-
ernment could reach such a
conclusion when reports of
constant violence and kidnap-
ping in Haiti flood news sta-
tions across the world daily.

WHY HAITIANS
ARE NEGLECTED
Therefore, to try and get a
better understanding of why
the U.S. immigration laws
seem to be so favorable
towards Cubans while disre-
garding Haitians' comparably
urgent need for asylum, The
Miami Times queried Cheryl
Little, Executive Director of
FIAC. Little said "Cubans and
Haitians represent the two
extremes in immigration poli-
cy. Cubans are generally
treated more generously and
Haitians seem to get the short
end of the stick." Little also
wanted to highlight the fact
that she has never spoken to
a Haitian that wants to see
Cubans treated worse, they
just want to be treated equal-
ly.
According to Little, when
interdicted by the coast
guard, Haitians must undergo
a so called "shout test,"


wherein they must aggres-
sively express fear of return to
Haiti. If they pass the shout
test, they will then be granted
a meeting with an asylum offi-
cer. While this seems promis-
ing, the following statistics
provided to FIAC by
Congressman Kendrick
Meek's office are not.
According to statistics, in
2005 out of the 1,850
Haitians that had an opportu-
nity to speak with an asylum
officer, only nine were granted
a meeting and only one of
those was determined to have
a legitimate claim. This in
itself should be a red flag
about the way Haitians are
treated in respect to immigra-
tion laws in this country.

HAITIAN ACTIVISTS
FRUSTRATED
Thankfully, while many are
unconcerned with the plight
Haitians face, there are sever-
al individuals and organiza-
tions that are fighting for
them. Marlene Bastlen,
Executive Director of Haitian
Women of Miami, Inc. and
Vice Chair of Haitian
American Grassroots
Coalition, is a passionate
activist for Haitian rights.
She calls the current policy
"racist, bias and unjust."
Bastien says, "When we con-
sider Haiti and Cuba right
now, Haiti is a much more
dangerous place." Bastien
also calls it unacceptable and
"disingenuous for the Bush
administration to use politics
to keep Black Haitians out."
She calls for Blacks of all cul-
tures and creeds to stop
being so emotionally
detached from one another
and to unite against this
grave injustice.
This sentiment is echoed
throughout the Black commu-
nity. Derrick Henderson told
The Miami Times, "All immi-
grants should be able to come
over here. If the Cubans can
come, why can't the Haitians?
That proves the United States
is not a free country. As soon
as they [Cubans] touch land
they're free, so why are the
Haitians being sent back? The
country is not taking into
account that if you are leaving
your country for a reason,
then you will probably be
killed on your way back."
Yet, even with the work of
the FIAC, Bastien, and con-
cerns from people like
Henderson, Haitians continue
to be denied entry into "the
land of the free." They are
continually sent back into the
turmoil abounding in their
homeland with little or no
regard for their well being.
The question is, what can be
done about it? Evidently the
answer has to be implement-
ed on a grand scale if Haitian
refugees hope to have even a
semblance of the respect that
the Cuban exile community
currently enjoys in U.S. immi-
gration policy. Maybe some
activists from the Black com-
munity can start their own
hunger strike; but please
don't be surprised if they
starve to death.


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checkbook, work permit, three social security cards, three credit
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McDonalds located at 1930 Opa-Locka Blvd. The man punched the
woman in the face around 5 p.m. and fled with more than $300 in
cash.


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identification, two cellular telephones, a set of keys and $400 in cash
from two other men. One of the thieves pointed a shotgun at the vic-
tims and demanded their possessions around 7:30 p.m. Total loss was
estimated at $790.


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Just days before Christmas, members of
Congress conducted the worst assault on
public education in American history.
Both the House and Senate passed bills
cutting education funding for the first
time in a decade.


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Reg Weaver, President
National Education Association


From slashing student aid and record-
setting cuts to the so-called 'No Child
Left Behind' (NCLB) Act to the first
taxpayer-funded, nationwide voucher
program, in the guise of hurricane relief,
members of Congress demonstrated that
they don't have much regard for the
education of our children and America's
future.

Many members of Congress praise the
'No Child Left Behind Act' when they're
on the campaign trail, but they approved
a $1 billion reduction in funding for
the Act. Congress also said yes to a
$7 million reduction in funding for
special education.

It's easy to "talk the talk," but it's a little
more difficult to "walk the walk." At a
time when we need stronger commit-
ment to public education and more
investment in our children, both the
Senate and House retreated. They all
talk about supporting education, but
their actions clearly indicate that it's
just talk.

A great public school is a basic right for
every child, but the irresponsible actions
of the U.S. House and Senate seriously
jeopardize that right. Join the members
of the National Education Association
and tell members of Congress that voting
Americans demand more than talk when
it comes to supporting public education.
We expect actions that back the talk.


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Are alternative treatments good for Blacks?


HEALING
continued from 1A

many Blacks subscribe to the
Western tendency to either
"medicate or cut it off' refer-
ring to traditional physicians'
disposition to prescribe med-
ication or surgery to alleviate a
patient's ailment, when, in
Belton's opinion "sometimes,
there are other things that
could be done."
Belton has a private prac-
tice in North Miami where his
studies in Acupressure,
Acupuncture, Traditional
Chinese Medicine and
Shiatsu massage are assist-
ing in the healing process for
many of his patients.
Belton became interested in
acupuncture years ago when
he faced a heath challenge
and underwent the eastern
procedure where tiny needles
are inserted into the patient's
body to stimulate the body's
natural energy or Chi. "I
thought the acupuncturist
was pretty young and thought
if he could do it, I could too,"
said Belton. That same week
Belton enrolled in what is
now the Acupuncture and
Massage College in Kendall,
ultimately receiving a
Master's degree in acupunc-
ture and Chinese medicine.
The 49 year-old does not
completely shun traditional
medical treatments, believing


that they have their place in
the healing process. He expe-
rienced the benefits personal-
ly when he recently under-
went surgery to remove a
pituitary tumor. Belton said
"I was diagnosed 10 years ago
and was told that I would be
on four replacement medica-
tions for the rest of my life."
Belton said he was able to
discontinue using the med-
ications due to his use of
alternative treatment that
brought his body back into
balance. He also said his
speedy recovery from brain
surgery is due to his use of
alternative treatment.
Belton has seen tremendous
success with patients under-
going alternative treatments.
One of his patients had faced
difficulties in becoming preg-
nant. After participating in
Body Talk, a natural process
that "allows that body's ener-
gy systems to be resynchro-
nized so that they can operate
as nature intended," she
became pregnant and is now
the mother of a healthy two
year-old daughter.
"Other ailments that are
responsive to alternative
treatments include high blood
pressure, diabetes, fibroids,
heart disease, migraines,
menstrual problems and
addictions of any kind,"
Belton said.
Belton said a person's


thoughts also play a signifi-
cant role in their healing.
"Our thoughts are powerful
and its been documented how
the power of prayer alone has
been a powerful force in tile
healing process." Belton
points out that just as a lie
detector test picks up the
body's negative energy when a
person is being dishonest, a
person's immune system is
similarly impacted by negative
thoughts.
To help insure that his
patient's thoughts are in tune
with the treatments they
undergo, Belton teaches them
to create and use affirmations
- statements that affirm as
reality the positive outcome
his patients want to see. "It is
amazing to see the peace that
comes over them after they
write their affirmations,"
Belton said.
Due to the increasing popu-
larity of alternative treat-
ments, many insurance com-
panies now cover acupunture
and other natural healing
methods.
In addition to his private
practice, Belton works as a
sign language interpreter for
deaf students at Lindsay
Hopkins adult education
center.
For more information, con-
tact Belton at 786-547-1213
or visit his web site at www.
sandybelton.com.


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Cubans have the Wet foot/Dry foot policy but Haitians

don't have any foot policy. How do you feel about that?


LOUQUAN WHITE

"I feel it's
right. I say
send them all
back. The
Cubans are in
politics. They
have every-
thing struc-
tured and they
are in power.
I'm not hating against that. You
can't have an over-population
because that creates a decrease
in the structure of your econo-
my. I spent two years in Korea
and they are overpopulated
with their own people, imagine
being overpopulated with differ-
ent cultures. They have their
own culture, their own values,
keep them over there."


JACKSON

"What about
the Haitians?
Its not fair. I
feel like the
Cubans and
the Haitians
and any other
nationalities
that's trying to L
get here
should have the same opportu-
nity. We should get some new
lawmakers and turn some poli-
cies. We have to make an
impression that changes need
to be made and being politi-


cians they go with the flow. If
the lawmakers see a need to
change the .policy they will do
so, but we have to show them
that it needs to be changed."

GAYBRINA HOLLAND

"It's messed
up. I think
everyone
should be
treated equal-
ly because
that is very
unfair. The
government
needs to make
a Wet foot/Dry foot policy for
the Haitians too."


SASHA MALO

"I think it's
ridiculous
because when
the Haitians
came over on
the highway
they sent all of
them home.
People are
over there killing kids in Haiti
and you're telling me Cubans
have it worse than Haitians. If
they start letting everyone come
over here then the U.S. is going
to look just like Cuba and
Haiti."


BOBBY


"The laws
should con-
sider every-
one. There
should be a
petition to
change the
laws. I hope
people can
get together
and do
something about it."


BROTHER EUGENE
"I don't
feel (there
is) equal
treatment
in terms of
the general
population.
Why so
m u c h
favoritism
with Cubans. The United States
is playing political favoritism
with the Cubans by the
Catholic religion. They are
holding people hostage and
they are granting favors to peo-
ple for political reasons. The,
plan is to keep Blacks sup-
pressed and keep the Haitians
suppressed; it's a worldwide
phenomenon"


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STATION
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which James T. speaks when
the subject is The People's
Station, Radio One's revision of
AM station WVCG 1080.
James Thomas has been in
radio for the past 24 years and, in
retrospect, sees those years as
preparation for Jan. 30, the first
day of his new gig, 'James T.
Live.'
Thomas and his station's vice
president and general manager,
Kervin Clenance, visited The


Miami Times to discuss The
People's Station and their mis-
sion to "use the truth that we
know for the greater good."
With biblical references inter-
spersed throughout, Thomas
described the new station as "an
opportunity to bring something
new to South Florida." He sees
the diversity of South Florida's
Black communities as an asset
that will help the station to cover
a smorgasbord of issues affecting
Haitian, Bahamian, Jamaican
and African American listeners.
Thomas selected Tamar Gant,


his former co-host from WEDR
for co-hosting duties on the talk
show that will also include
music. Thomas sees his and
Gant's roles as facilitators who
will bring in others to share their
expertise and experience in areas
like housing, medical issues, and
debt reduction, among others.
According to Thomas, the station
aims to serve a higher purpose
than most radio shows and cites
his recent discovery of a
Hallandale substance abuse pro-
gram that not only assists clients
with overcoming addictions to


V.R and General Manager Kervin Clenance, The Miami Times Operations Manager Renee
Harris and James T. host of James T. Live.


Carrie Meek joins UnitedHealthcare


UNITED
continued from 1A
being prescribed to seniors.
"What we found in that popula-
tion . with the various doctors
all prescribing different drugs,
was that, like my wife's grand-
mother, she was overmedicated
by about forty percent." Lindsay
said the Evercare program has
been so effective that the British
government has hired United
Healthcare to run the program
there.
The company has also recog-
nized the benefit of providing
patients access to alternative
treatments. "We have stuff as
diverse as aromatherapy and
acupuncture," Lindsay said.
Lindsay said having a physi-
cian as Chief Executive Officer
makes a difference in the way
the company does business.


Lindsay said no longer requir-
ing a patient to receive prior
authorization to see a specialist
was a cost saving and common
sense measure. "Strangely
enough, what we found, is that
all the bureaucracy that we put
together to keep you from see-
ing a specialist....in the end
after all the hassle that you go
through, you'd end up going to
see him anyway," Lindsay
said.
Local public relations maven
Bobbie Mumford was in the
audience and provided an
impromptu commercial for the
quality of services provided by
United Healthcare. Mumford
said her small business pays a
premium for United
Healthcare but that the servic-
es provided by the company
make the extra money well
worth it. Mumford also shared


a personal account of why she
believes United Healthcare is
on the right track.
Mumford received the
Stanford University created
CyberKnife procedure, a non-
invasive robotic radiosurgery
system, for an aggressive
tumor in her kidney. Although
the treatment was not initially
approved, Mumford said
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about three months.
"It is working very success-
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service for me." It really can
help to make the differ-
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death," Mumford said.
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drugs, but with becoming home-
owners. "Our show will make
sure that programs like this are
shared with our listeners,"
Thomas said.
In explaining the show's focus,
Thomas said that in addition to
informing people about basket-
ball great Magic Johnson's enor-
mous business success, for
example, the station will take lis-
teners behind the scenes to learn
how Magic did it.
Business owners with a pen-


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excited about the show's
approach to advertising. Thomas
said the station is looking to real-
ly reach out to businesses by
offering "more than just a 30 sec-
ond ad" to businesses that
donate important services to the
community.
The People's Station offers a
weekday lineup that begins with
James T. Live from 6 am to 10
am.; followed by controversial
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pm, listeners will hear 'The Two
Live Stews' a sports-oriented
show based in Atlanta.
Clenance added that The
People's Station is not just a mar-
keting line, it's real. "People can
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WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS?

Mom & Pop Small Business Grant Program can provide assistance


The mission of The Beacon Council's
Urban Initiatives 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 part-
nership, helps businesses locate financing
sources; provides information on tax incen-
tives, wage rate, labor training and recruit-
ment; permitting and regulatory procedures;
identifies sites for new-to-market and expand-
ing companies and offers a wide range of
research and marketing support that can be
customized by industry.

One of the financing sources that The
Beacon Council's Urban Initiatives
Department markets to businesses looking to
improve or expand their operations is the
Mom and Pop Small Business Grant
Program. The Mom and Pop Small Business
Grant Program was created to provide finan-
cial and technical assistance to qualified
small businesses throughout Miami-Dade
County.

The program provides financial assistance
that can be used to purchase equipment, sup-
plies, .advertising/marketing, inventory,
building liability insurance, security systems
and to make minor renovations. Technical
assistance is made available to small busi-
nesses in order to create a better working and
business environment, promote economic
development opportunities, educate owners
about various county-funded programs and
projects, form/foster better working relation-
ships among small business owners, retain
and eventually create more jobs, offer the nec-
essary training that small business owners
need to become more efficient and competi-
tive.

The Neighbors and Neighbors
Association (NANA) designed and developed
the program in 1999 with $50,000 made
available for small businesses in District 3 of
Miami-Dade County. Today, the program cov-
ers each of the 13 commission districts and


has an annual grant budget of $1.9 million.
The program, which features a simple appli-
cation process, has made more than $5.9 mil-
lion available to small businesses throughout
the county.

Businesses interested in applying for a
grant under this countywide program must
apply in the district where the business is
located. Applications must be submitted by
Feb. 3 in most districts, but business owners
should contact their county commissioner for
the deadline date in their district. Guidelines
for the program vary across the county dis-
tricts and all interested businesses should
contact NANA at 305-756-0605 for the specif-
ic guidelines in their district.

NANA, as the program originator,: contin-
ues to play an integral part and provides tech-
nical assistance to recipients, while working
closely with the county districts, Selection
Committee Members and the Miami-Dade
County Office of Community and Economic
Development to help facilitate the overall
process.


BUSINESS CONTACT
Mom & Pop Small Business Grant Program:
Call the Neighbors and Neighbors
Association (NANA) at 305-756-0605 or
your County Commissioner.


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Scott Lake Elementary honored for fitness


On Jan. 17, Congressman
Kendrick B. Meek presented a
check to students at Scott Lake
Elementary for their earnings
from the General Mills Box Tops
for Education Step-Up
Challenge. Meek visited Scott
Lake Elementary in November
to challenge more than 600 stu-
dents to a month-long fitness
program to increase their phys-
ical activity while raising funds
for the school.
Each classroom at Scott Lake
tracked the number of minutes
of physical activity its students
completed in December, and
also collected General Mills Box
Tops for Education coupons.
Mrs. Betty Gordon's pre-kinder-
garten classroom had the high-
est number of exercise minutes
and Box Tops coupons.
As a reward, Mrs. Gordon's
class received a box of Wheaties
cereal with their photo on it.
General Mills also rewarded the
students with 10,000 Box Tops,


worth 10 cents each, in addition
to the coupons they collected.
Meek presented the students
with a check for their total
earnings Tuesday. In addition
to the $1,213.60 check from
General Mills, Meek pledged an'
additional $3,000, and the
Dolphins pledged $1,000.
Meek was joined at the event
by Miami Dolphins wide receiv-
er Chris Chambers and corner-
back Will Poole,. along with the
Dolphins mascot, TD. Also
attending were Miami Gardens
Mayor Shirley Gibson, Miami-
Dade County School Board Vice
Chair Robert Ingram, Dade
Schools Regional Center II
Superintendent Enid Weisman,
Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Carmen Marinelli,
Scott Lake Elementary
Principal Alice Collins,
Assistant Principal Maria Cuba,
and representatives from
General Mills, the program's
corporate sponsor.


Congressman Meek (cen-
ter right) had challenged
students at Scott Lake
Elementary in Miami
Gardens to a month-long fit-
ness challenge through
General Mills that would
earn funds for the school.
He presented the students
with their winnings on
January 17th and was
joined by (right to left)
Miami-Dade County School
Vice Chair Dr. Robert
Ingram, Scott Lake
Elementary Principal Alice
Collins, Jeffrey Shapiro of
General Mills, Chris
Chambers of the Miami
Dolphins, Miami Gardens
Mayor Shirley Gibson and
Will Poole of the Miami
Dolphins.


James crowned Mrs. Miami


Tanya James, of
Miami has been selected
by The Florida United
States Pageant as Mrs.
Miami 2006. Mrs.
James will compete in
the 2006 Mrs. Florida
United States Pageant,
June 2 4 in Sanford,
FL at the Helen Stairs
Theater.
A nationally recog-
nized program for
women between the
ages of 13 to 59, the
Florida United States
Pageants system selects
contestants who are
well-rounded women,
confident, intelligent,
beautiful, and commit-
ted to family and com-
munity. They have three
divisions and will crown
three women to repre-
sent the Sunshine State
at their respective
national competitions
during the Summer of
2006. Mrs. Florida (21


TANYA JAMES


and over, married and
living with her husband); Ms. Florida (19-59
years, single, or previously married), and Miss
Teen Florida (13-19).
The Florida United States Pageants are head-
quartered in Tampa and have been dubbed "The
Pageant with a Purpose." During their 2005
pageant weekend, they raised close to $23,000
for the dream fulfillment fund of Making
Memories Brides Against Breast Cancer.
Tanya James is a devoted wife and mother of


two beautiful children
- Genesis and Levi.
She has a BA in
Communications
from Trinity
International
University and is the
Fitness Director for
LA Fitness Sports
Club in Miami
Gardens.
For 2006, Tanya's
platform is to promote
health and fitness
among the Black com-
munity from youth
to seniors on a
local and national
level. She has joined
forces with
Congressman
Kendrick B. Meek and
the Congressional
Black Caucus
Foundation (CBCF),
in collaboration with
AstraZeneca
Pharmaceuticals and
General Mills, to
launch the Black


Health Empowerment
Project, a local, community-based obesity edu-
cation and health-promotion initiative, designed
to educate Blacks about the relationship
between obesity and chronic health conditions.
A day-long event will be held on Jan. 28, at
the Joseph Caleb Center where James will be
part of a guest panel with other civic leaders,
health experts and members of the community
to discuss this growing public health crisis. The
event is free and open to the public.


Vice mayor of Opa-locka Terrence Pinder

named J&W's 'Man of Distinction'

Recently, the Vice Mayor of Opa-Locka, Terrence Pinder, has been
honored by the students of Johnson & Wales University with their
"Man of Distinction Award." Pinder accepted the award at a ceremony at
the school last week.
Left to Right: Winston Mottley Finance Director of the City of Opa-
locka Deborah S. Irby, City Clerk of the City of Opa-locka student,
President of Johnson & Wales University, Vice Mayor Terence K. Pinder
of. the City of Opa-locka, Mayor Kelley of the City of Opa-locka,
Commissioner Dorothy "Dottie" Johnson of the City of Opa-locka.


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Bishop John Wilson said "I re-
member when the whole
church sang every Sunday, not
just the choir and everybody
got involved. God's spirit was a
priority with no rehearsal.
I remember when we sang
songs like Since Jesus Came
Into My Heart, How Great Thou
Art, A Charge To Keep I Have,
Pass Me Not, At The Cross,
Sweet Hour Prayer, I Must Tell
Jesus, Jesus Paid It All, and
Nothing, but the Blood.
If you would like to have one
of these songs write me at John
Wilson, 2908 N.W. 62 St.,
Miami, FL 33147. Send a self-
stamp, addressed envelope.


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Revival with Apostle S.D. James
End Time Evangelistic revivalist.
Pentecostal Church, 132 The revival will be 8 p.m.,
S.W. Ave. B and 2 Street in January 25-through the
Belle Glades, FL will be 28. Contact 561-996-3551
holding a revival with or 305-688-8943, Pastor J.
Prophet S.D. James as the L. Brown.



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There will be a meeting 14th Avenue Ramp
held at 6:30 p.m. on State Road 1
January 31 at Carrie P. Expressway.
Meek Community Center, People who used tl
1350 N.W. 50"' Street, to ramp need to attend
discuss the closing of the express their concerns.


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Step out on faith


This is the last Wednesday of
January, so I will end it by
writing this last New Year's
Goals column. Several goals
that were shared included the
starting of businesses. I was
surprised at the number of
people who have had business
ideas for years and have not
moved forward one inch to
make them a reality! God has
given them ideas and visions,
but various reasons have kept
them at a standstill. However,


these brave brothers and sis-
ters have decided to move out
in faith and accomplish what
they know that God has called
them to do.
It is true that God will give a
vision that is for a time to
come. When God does give us
these visions, we must do as
He commanded Habakkuk -
'to write the vision, and to wait
for it.' All visions and plans
are not meant to be put into
place immediately. Many


times there are other things or
people that need to fall into
place before your vision can
come to pass. Sometimes
there are things in our lives
that need to change before
God's plans can be implement-
ed. But we must begin some-
where, so begin with writing
down the vision.
You will find that in the
months or even years before
the vision comes to pass that
many things will happen in
your life. That initial excite-
ment will pass and you might
find that you have actually for-
gotten the exact details of the
dream. This is why it is so
important to write down what
God tells you when He says it
to you. Make a note of the
date. Pray to the Lord to reveal


to you everything that you
need to know and to do in
order to be obedient to His
plans.
If you have come up with a
plan for a business or a dream
house or anything else that
you desire, still write down the
vision. Spread your plans
before the Lord and ask Him if
this is in line with HIS plans
for your life. Don't do some-
thing that I have done for years
-keeping still because I
thought that it was not the
right time. I kept still for years
because I did not have the
money to move forward with
the plans. These might be very
real situations in your life, but
if you know that God is giving
you the nudge to move forward
- then MOVE! Do something


to show Him that you acknowl-
edge what He has said, you are
willing to do what He has said,
and you will be obedient to His
plans for your life.
In my case, the Lord gave me
a vision of a ministry a few
years ago. Some of the things
that the ministry will accom-
plish will take place at a later
time. The ministry is one that
will take much money and peo-
ple to implement. However, I
have felt so strongly in my spir-
it the past few months that I
must do something! The Lord
laid it on my heart to have t-
shirts printed. That's right -
t-shirts! This would put a tan-
gible stamp on these plans.
The Lord also told me this
would show Him that I do
believe in the vision, and that


He would do what He said He
would do. I spoke to one of the
persons whom God told me
would be a part of this vision,
and they designed a logo that
was printed on t-shirts. It's a
small move but it's a movel
If you have been sitting on a
dream or vision or business
plan because of lack of funds,
time, talent or anything else -
then pray about making your
first move. In so many
instances in the Bible, God's
man or woman stepped for-
ward with nothing but a word
from God to sustain them.
And it is still happening today.
God is still speaking to His
people, and in many cases,
there will be nothing you can
see except your faith and trust
in Him. Step out!


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Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic
Center for Primary
Immunodeficiencies invites
you to their dedication ceremo-
ny Thursday, January 26, 11
a.m. at Batchelor Children's
Reserach Institute.
*******
Miami Dade College and
ASPIRA will co-sponsor Working
Together for a Healthy
Environment Saturday,
January 28, 9:30 a.m. at Miami
Dade College Homestead
Campus, 500 College Terrace.
*******
University of Miami Leonard
M. Milleer School of Medicine,
Robert R. Kemper, Jr., M.D.,
Ph.D. and MDVIP cordially
invites you to celebrate the
arrival of personalized health-
care with a special open house
and ribbon cutting Wednesday,
January 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at
30 West Mashta Drive, Suite
300, Key Biscayne.


Born Free Pet Shelter, a non-
profit organization, is having its
annual "Second Chances" Gala
at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant
in Key Biscayne on January 27.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, please
call Alicia Aballi at 305-361-
5507.
*******
Tickets for the Miami-Dade
County Youth Fair and
Exposition are now available at
all Team Metro offices and the
Government on the Go Bus. The
fair will be March 16 April 2.
For more information call 305-
375-4845.
*******
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority,
Inc. presents graduating
females to society. Wednesday at
6 p.m. in the cafeteria at Miami
Northwestern. For more infor-
mation, please call Mrs. Greene
at 305-620-9552.


The Miami Dade
Commission on Ethics and
Public Trust will hold a
"Running for Office What Every
Candidate Ought to Know"
workshop on Wednesday,
February 1 from 7-9 p.m. For
more information or to RSVP
call 305-579-2594.
*******
The James E. Scott
Community Association, Inc.
Uplift Program is providing
Parenting Skills and Group and
Individual Counseling classes
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays. For more informa-
tion contact Sylvia Jones at 305-
637-1000 ext. 425.
********
Nominations for the Florida
2005-2006 "Teacher of the
Year" award are being accepted
through March 1. Parents, stu-
dents and teachers can nomi-
nate persons by going online to
www.teachers.com/toty and
explaining in more than 250
words or less why that person
should be Teacher of the Year.


Hialeah Hospital is offering
free Lamaze and Barlatric
Surgery Lecture classes in
English and Spanish for the
month of February. To register
or get more information, call 1-
800-470-7422.
*******
The Green Center for the
Expressive Arts on the Lynn
University campus will host
Jerry Fowler, staff director of the
Committee on Conscience of the
United States Holocaust
Museum, as its speaker on
"Combating Contemporary
Genocide" on February 7. The
event is free and open to the
public. Reservations are
required. To RSVP or for more
information call, 561-237-7748
no later than February 2.
*******
Carolyn Taylor-Pates, local
entrepreneur, joins Informed
Families Organization to give
back to the community. For
more information call 786-493-
9523 or 305-246-4084.
*******


The Lupus Foundation will
have a lupus support and infor-
mation group meeting on the
first Saturday of each month.
The next meeting will be on
Saturday, February 4 at North
Shore Hospital. For more infor-
mation, call 1-800-339-0586.
*******
Florida Memorial University
will host its 2006 Homecoming
February 4-11. For more infor-
mation, call 305-626-3600.
********
Miami Northwestern will
host Countdown to FCAT,
Saturday, January 28, 9 a.m. -
11 a.m. Is your child ready for
the test? Special Parent
Workshop for 9th and 10th
graders and retakers of the
FCAT test. Be there. For more
information, call 305-836-0991.
*******
Leonardo Lado, M.D. will dis-
cuss how addicts and their fam-
ilies can get help on Thursday,
January 26, 7-9 p.m. and
Thursday, February 2, 7-9 p.m.
at the Miami Biscayne Bay
Marriott Hotel. To RSVP or for


more information, call 1-800-
700-SOBER (7623).

Florida Atlantic University's
Charles E. Schmidt College of
Science presents the fourth
lecture of its Spring 2006 series
Thursday, February 2, 3:30
p.m. For more information, con-
tact Patsy Jones at 561-297-
1307.
*******
The Congressional Black
Caucus Foundation is host-
ing a Black Health and Fitness
Fair on January 28. We. are
looking to get the word out to
the community. The event is
free and open to the public.
Please contact Patty Rice at
202-263-2829.

Send your community
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to miamiteditori-
al@bellsouth.net or mail to
900 NW 54th Street, Miami,
33127-1818. For further
information, call 305-694-
6210.


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An House of Prayer,
Apostle C. Bender, will be hav-
ing Intercessory Prayer and
Travail services, Saturday,
January 28 at 11 a.m. The
speaker will be Pastor W.
Nelson. For more information
call 305-233-5144.
*******


Mount Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church's De-a~r T-and
Men's Ministry, under the
leadership of Pastor Samuel
Atchinson, presents "500"
Men In Black on Sunday,
February 12 at 4:30 p.m. For
more information call 305-
759-8226.

The Antioch Ministry
Advent Seminars invites you
to come study the word with
us every Monday and Friday,
7-9 p.m. For more informa-


tion, transportation, address
and directions, please call
786-597-2425.
*******
Living Word Ministries
Christian Center presents its
Annual Pastoral Appreciation
entitled, "We went through fire
and water;.- But You.-brought
us out to rich fulfillment
(PsTi"h--66l 2b-tfNKJV))"- on
Friday, January 27, 2006 at
7:00 p.m. and Sunday,
January 29, 2006. Services
will be held at Living Word
Ministries Christian Center.
Free to the public with light
refreshments afterwards. For
more information, call 305-
623-4939.
*******
The Deacons Ministry of
Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church, under the


leadership of Pastor Samuel
Atchinson, will have its sec-
ond Fellowship Revival
February 6 10, 7 p.m. night-
ly. For more information call
305-759-8226.
*******
Mt. Olive F.B.H.C is having
a revival February 20-23 at
7:30 p.m. nightly. Come out
and believe God for your mira-
cle and healing.
... ... **.* **** .
God Word God Way COGIC,
Elfedr Reg inhfdtWilkrson, pas-
tor, invites you to praise and
worship the Lord with us
Friday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday,
4 p.m., as we bless the Lord.
For more information, call
786-258-1826.
*******
Community Missionary
Baptist Church of
Hollywood, Apostle Leslie
Brown III, invites the commu-
nity to our dedication of the
Reverend Dr. B. L. Mack


Community health fair at Miami Dade College
As part of its commitment to Campus President of the goal of serving our community."
Serve our community, Miami Medical Center Campus. "It is Sponsors for the event include
Dade College will host its first also an excellent demonstration Florida Blood Centers,
Community Health Fair at the of how an educational institu- Univision, TeleFutura, the
Medical Center Campus located tion can work in partnership Miami-Dade County
at 950 N.W. 20th Street, on with community-based organi- Commission and Transatlantic
Saturday February 18, from zations to achieve a common Bank.
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pri-
mary goal of this Fair is to
heighten awareness of high
blood pressure and diabetes
and other common health prob-
lems in our community, espe- lacK
cially among members of under-
represented groups. Admission African Art & Home Store
to this Fair is free and open to
the public. February is Black History Month,
Presented by Miami Dade grab the spotlight ith African
College's Medical Center grab the spotlight with African
Campus in collaboration with inspired fashions 10% off
local health care agencies and clothing w/25 purchase
Other community partners, this
event will feature several free 13743 NW 7th Ave.
Health services and information. 786-413-0774
SFree services will include dental 7: 8
(teeth cleaning), Yoga classes as Open
well as health screenings such n
as glucose, blood pressure, cho-
lesterol and glaucoma. Free 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
information on HIV/AIDS, asth-
ma, nutrition, diabetes, vision,
blood pressure, cancer, pre- Invite one of South Florida's
natal care, smoking cessation
and alcohol and substance will best Motivational Speakers,
be available. There will also be a Stuart A. Sands,
children's corner with activities to address our teens during
Such as face painting, balloons
Sand arts & crafts for children. Black History Monlh.
In celebration of Black HistoryI >o I kirg; ,All
Month, the fair will also feature 305-620-1837 or 786-389-8475
an African Market Place of
local/community vendors.
"This health fair will be a great
opportunity for us to provide
access to basic health care serv-
Ices- while delivering important
health information to under-
served members In our commu-
nity," says Dr. K.K. Bentll, w bsil: www I lriuiII(.s llii )[
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Educational Conference
Room' Sunday, January 29 at
4 p.m. For more information,
call 954-963-1355.

Westview Baptist Church,
Barry R. Young, pastor, invites
the community to celebrate
with us as our choirs and ush-
ers ministries observe their
54th anniversary.


International


Prophet


Henry Walker is holding a
Prophetic Revival Service one
night only, Friday, February 3
at 7 p.m. For more informa-
tion, please call 772-871-9759.
*******
M.J.F Worldwide Ministries
invites the entire body of
Christ of South Florida to a full
gospel night of professional
basketball, January 29, 5:30
p.m. at the Bank Atlantic.
..Center- For more information


call Evangelist-Ambassador
Monzell D. Ford at 954-588-
4937

Send your church
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to miamitedito-
rial@bellsouth dr mail to
900 NW 54th Street, Miami,
33127-1818. For further
information, call 305-694-
6210.


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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


IN MEih~MORiKAMOI


In Memoriam


In loving memory of.


In Memoriam


In loving memory of,


CARLTON 'BUSMON' DYCE
JERMAINE HOPKINS
10/20/55 01/26/05


One year memorial service will
be held on January 27, 6:30
p.m. at 1930 NW 135 Street.

Ja
FREDDIE HOLMES, died January
20 at home. Service Saturday, 2 p.m.
in the chapel.

ELDRED LORENZO RUSS, 47,
died January 18 at Marcella Rehab. Ctr.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. in the chapel.

JAMES SMITH, 76, Gqulds, died
January 22 at Jackson Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.


07/30/74 01/27/96

We miss you. From The Hop-
kins Family and Friends.

ly's
CHARLES GLENN, JR., 69,
Perrine, died January 13 at Jackson
Douth Community Hospital. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at the House of God
Church.

ROBBIE PATRICK, 85, Goulds,
died January 20 at home. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at First St. John
Missionary Baptist Church,
Naranja.


Six years and still we remem-
berl
Archbishop George W. Sands;
son, the Steptoe, Cuthbertson,
Evans and Sand families.
Rest eternal grant unto her, O
Lord; may light perpetual shine
upon her; and may she rest in
peace.


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Office: 305-688-2030 Fax: 305-688-2293
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7630 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida
For Registration call 305-758-6912


S Brownsville
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
305-634-6604
Lord l);y S nday School .......:45am
SuIRlily Moninig Worlship ..... 1a nl.
Sunday Men''s Bible Study ..5 pi.
Sunday I dies Blible Study ....5 ).11.
Sunday IEvening Worship.......6 p.m.
Ttleralay Niglht Bible Sltudy ....7:3.01,1)i
II I blikdly Moning Ilille C'las 1141.111.
ins 'IniuiamMtion available Cill:
\30.54,&4850 .105-691-6958


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,.45'' Sunday) ......8:00 amn
Sunday School ..........9:45 amn
Morning Service .....11:00 am
H ~ Communion Service
('lll. beor II Sunday) 7:30 p in
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
N (Wednesday)7:30 pm



The Soul Saving Station O0
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
www.ssschristscrusadersfla.org
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
Sunday School ...........9 a.m. I.
Snilday Worship.. 1I a.m. & 7 p.nt
'Tuesday Worship.......7:45 p.m.
Noon l)Day Praye.......Monl.-lFri.


S Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
305-635-7413
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting -Tlus. 6 p.m.


1 (800) 254-NBBC
305-685-3700
Fax: 305-685-0705
www.newhirthbaptistmiami.org


New Vision For Christ
Ministries
13650 N.E. 10'" Avenue
305-899-7224
Order of Services:
Early Sunday Worship...7:3) al.m.
Sundlty School ................ 9:30 a.m.
Smxlty Moringg Woship .....1 rn.
Sumliny Evening Service ... p.m.
Tuesdmly Pnayer Meeling...7:30 p.m.
Wxlnelaly Bible Study ...7:30 p.m.
"Not Just a Chllrch ullt a Movement"



Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
iiww.[ricn s hiillipillilclil.oii
frielnllhil)niir.l cr(''licllsoiilh.lecl
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
305-759-8875
Onkdr o services
SiouIi or i o l'ye l......... 6:30 a.m.
Ia-rly Morlillg Worsilp....7:30 al, .
SSullnday School.......... 9:30 a.ml.
Mominlg Worshi........I... I iI.m
Youtlh Ministy Study....Wed......7 p.i.
Pmyer/llible Sltudy.....Wed......7 p.m.
Ntnlday Allar Nliyet..(M-F)
-eliig tie I llnlgiy evenly
Wenesday I......I I a.m.-I p.m.




New Day "N" Christ
Deliverance Ministries
3055 N.W. 76'11 Street, 33147
Message Ctr.: 305-836-7815

Order of Services:
Sundayllys (C urclllllh Sc l.................10 .
W worship SCeliceV............. 11:15 il1:1 1
Tuesday Bible Class ..............7 p.m.
4th111 Sunday Evening Worshil..i...... m


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 ... '*** 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.pembrokeparkcoc.org


/ Victory on the Rock
Ministries, Inc.
1235 N.W. 103rd Street
305-333-3144 / 305-343-5973


Order of Services:
Slilldiay M morning ............ 11.111.
Tuesday Night Bible Slitdy
7 p.11.


Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
1855 N.W. 119th Street
305-688-1612
Fax: 305-681-8719
Order of Services.
Sun...9:30 a.mn....(Sunday School)
Walk in the Word Ministry
Worship Service............1 a.m.
Tuesday....7 p.m....Family Night
Wed..11 a.m..lntercessory Prayer
Wed. Bible Class........12 p.m.
Wed. Bible Class..............7 p.m.




Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12`' Ave.
305-751-9323
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
SSuiday School ............. 9 a.m.
NBC ............................ 10:05 a.m.
I worship .......................11 .m .
Worship .................4 p.m.
I L Mi a.on and Bible Clu.ss
nI Tuesday ...............6:30 p.m.
iYouth Meetin /Choir rehearsal
Monday .............6:30 p.m.


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

Order of Services:
Fllarly Montingb Waoship....ist & ll S.ll.
l Ill-sight Ministry............... p.6 .
Pnr or Sen'ice ................... 7:)30 p.a.
Bible Sllldy ,............................. 8 p.m.





St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3 1Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Early Sundny
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30 a.m.
SMorning Worship ...!1 a.m.
SNature for Baptist Churches
](B B.T..) 5 p.m.
Evening Worship........7 p.m.
Meeting ........(Tucs.) 7 p.m.




Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87t' Street
305-836-9081

Order of Services:
Sunday Morniing Services
Sunday School............. 10 ait.m.
Woirship Service........... ..
fTuesday Bible Study......8 p.m
Thursday Prayer Service.......8m


93r' Street, Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93r Street
305-836-0942
Order of Services
7:30 a.m. Early Morning Worship
I n.I. ..Moming Worslip
Evening Worship
tst & 3rd Sunday ..6....6 p.,
Tuesday Bible Studv .7 p.m.
website: cmbc.org



Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
305-836-4555
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning ...........8 a.m.
Sunday School............. 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening .............6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class. 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Fellowship .........10 a.m.
1st Sun. Song Practice ..6 p.m.
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New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103"d St.'
305-696-7745
Order of Services:
^^^HH SUn ,a Monli]lg Worship
7:30 till. & 10:45 a4l*,
Clhullt Sclooll/Oricelalion|.......9 a.mn
Noon Day t lycr
Moildiay-Flrida; l 1y..... 2 P[.11. t I1 p.I.
1-raycr/l ihl e Sludy
'uel.dayl. ................... 7:30 p.m.




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

Order of Services:









/" Word of Truth "
ly1755 NW n 78WStreeti.7:3
305-691-4081ay School ..........:3

Order of Services............7:30
Bible Study ..................8 p.m.





1755 N.W. 78'11 Street
305-691-4081
Fax: 305-694-9105

Order of Services:
1Bible Study W ed................8 8 ).11.
Sunday S chll )I....... ...... ... i10 1.11
Wed. Night Intercessory Prayer
Irom 7:30 to 8 p.m.
Sunday Worship Scrvicc..e:30 p.m.


apostolicc Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
305-836-1224
Order of Services
New time for T.V. Program
FOR HOPE FOR TODAY
UHRCAHIILECH. 37 COMCASiH l.:i7
1.c ,I S rdaI r S p.m.

Wed. Inlercessiry ayLer)i.aun. 12 p.im.
Monling Service ........ ...1I 1.111.
Sun. Eve. Worhip ...........7:30 pi11.
Tues. Pn.ycr Meeting....... 7:30 I n.
Pui. Bible Study .................7:3011 p




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

Order of Services:
Mon. thru Fri. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Study...Thrs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...7-11 a.m.
Sunday School.......9:30 a.m.


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

Early Moniing Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church School 9:30 a.m.
Moving Worship .....II1 a.m.
S 'lesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
[ Tues. before the Ist Sun... p.m.
Mid-week Worship




STemple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3' Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060.Fax 305-255-854S
Order of Services:
Sunday School......... 9:45 i.l.
Sun. Morning Servs......ll a.m.
4'1 Sun.. BTU,...1:30-2:30 p.m.
Truesday...... ible Sludy
Feeding Ministry 0...... ll
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer..6:3) p.m.
blThurs. Oultreach Ministry....o:30 I.n




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


Order of Services:
Sunday SchIxil .............9:30 (a.m.
Morning PIrise/Worship .. 11 a.m.
Yoithx ('lxir Satutlly ..... 11a.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
Tuesday 7 p.m.
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.it',,vus ( IH-hi,5. Call t 306 21-1513.


New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International


/-Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 41" Street, Homestead 33136
305-246-2265
Order of Services:
Siuiily clooi, ........ ... 1 .:30 i.n.
Suni. Morning Servs......i2 p.m.
l:veniln Worship Serv.....6 l.mi
"luesday "Yoth Night".... p.8
Well. "Nolon l)ny Prayer".. ,, 12 '.! l
Weil. Night Iible Sluidy.... 8 pm
Thursday Nighti "Covilgin lible
College..........6-10 p.11 l.
IFridy Night Winship Serv..i


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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


4p The Miam T'mes,an ry,


BERNICE STEPHENS, 69, I
Dade County
School Clerk,
died January 22
at Cedars
Medical Center.
Survivors: loving
husband, John
H. Stephens, II;
children,
Michelle Hunter
(Eugene), John
H. Stephens, III (Patricia), A
Stephens, Shawn StepI
(Darlisa). Service Saturday, 11
at Mt. Calvary Missionary Be
Church.

DETECTIVE EDDIE GILBE
67, police officer,
died January 18.
Survivors: wife,
Georgia; daugh-
ters, Lesa,
Barbara and
Vanessa; and a
host of other rel-
atives. Service
Wednesday, 11
a.m. at Bethany
SDA Church.



RUBY L. STRICKLAND,
homemaker,
was born in
Lemon City in
1916. Her family
moved to
'Railroad Shop
Colored-
Addition' where
Ruby lived for
the next 30
years. She died
January 18. Survivors son, Mic
W. (Vanessa); five nieces, Ge(
Ayers (Archie), Rebecca McSv
Sara H. Cohen (Nathaniel, Ma
Gaines and Lovie Mash; two ft
children, William and Rod Lott;
a large host of grandchildren
grandhieces and grandnephi
Services were held.



DOROTHY MAE JACKSON
secretary for
Dade County
School, died
January 19 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Antioch
Missionary
Baptist Church
of Brownsville.

GREGORY HENRY FINLEY
security for
Liberty Square,
died January 22
at Jackson
Hospital .
Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. in the
chapel.


MATTIE LOU ROBINSON,
housekeeper,
died January 22
at North Shore
Medical Center.
S e r v i c e
Saturday in the
chapel.


DIONISIA PEREZ, 70, house-
wife, died January 23 at palm
Springs Hopsital. Burial Friday, 12
p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery.


Martha B. Solomon

GLENN HOWARD, 51, car sales-
man, died
January 21 in
Atlanta, GA.
Service Friday, 6
p.m. in the
.chapel.




ROSA FLORES, 46, retired, died
January 20 in Baltimore, MD.
Services were held.

JENNIE McCRAY, 79, retired,
died January 19. Service 3 p.m. in
the chapel.


Davis & Brice
JOSE A. FERNANDEZ, 60
Hollywood. Service were held.

MATILDA BANKS, 70,
Hallandale died January 22.
Arrangements are incomplete.



Deadline for obituaries

Monday, 3:30 p.m.


GENEVA MANUEL, 97, domestic
worker, died
January 19 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at New Hope
Missionary
Baptist Church.


ANNIE WILLIE VAUGHN, 101,
beautician, died
January 16 at
Jackson
H ospi. tal .
Survivors: three
sisters, Lillian
Brooks, Thelma
B. Wright and
D o r i s
Hutcheson; sis-
ter-in-law, Clara
Brooks; and a hots of other relatives
and friends. Family hour Friday, 5-7
p.m. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Bible Baptist Church.


JOHHNY SEALS,
Arrangements are incomplete.


Range


LILAR MAE
homemaker, died
January 18 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Survivors: daugh-
ter, Joy; two sons,
Samuel and
Leonard.
Services were
held.


ERNEST JACKSON, 88, self-
employed gar-
dener, died
January 18.
Survivors: wife,
Elmer (Evelyn);
four sons,
Clement A.
Davis, Rodney
E., John
Stephens and
Larry Pittman;
four daughters, Diane Williams,
Karen Maxine Stephens, Beverly
Stephens and Bridgett Davis; two
brothers, Samuel T. Jackson and
Clyde D. Jackson (Delores); three
sisters, Anna Johnson, Jeanette
Curry and Roberta Cummings
(Willie). Service Saturday, 9 a.m. at
Greater New Bethel BaptistChurch.

itier
RUBY CLARK, 82, housewife,
died January 21
at Hartland
Nursing Home.
Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
in the chapel.




MARVIN 'RAT' ADAMS, 39, dis-
abled, died
January 21 at
Memorial West
Hospital .
Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the
chapel.



RAYMOND SKIPPER KEAR-
NEY, 46, social
worker for New
Horizon, died
January 20 at
Memorial West.
Vie wing
Wednesday
(today), 6-9 p.m.
in the chapel.
Remains will be
shipped to
Spriggs & Watson Funeral Home
for final rites and burial.

Royal
BEVERLY CRANSTON, 46, died
January 20. Arrangements are
incomplete.

LAURA BIVINS, 39, died
Janaury 22. Arrangements are
incomplete.

SARAH ANDERSON, 85, died
Janaury 16. Service Saturday, 9:30
a.m. at St. Phillips Catholic Church.

DONALD VESSUP, 53, died
Janaury 19. Arrangements are
incomplete.

ELDORA ROLLE, 90, died
January 22. Service Friday, 11 a.m.
in the chapel.

ROBERT PANTON, 87, died
January 23. Arrangements are
incomplete.

E.A. Stevens
HENRY S. DAME, 81, 3412 W.
Island Drive, died January 13 at
Hollywood Memorial Regional
Hospital. Services were held.

ANITA J. LAMPKIN, 54, 2838
Madison Street, died Janaury 19 at
her home. Service Wednesday, 11
a.m. in the chapel.

Range
Coconut Grove
ALICE SPIVEY, 64, Coconut
Grove, died January 19 at Mercy
Hospital. Services were held.


Wright


STEPHENS, 86,


DAN HARRELL, 76, died January
16 at home.
Survivors: chil-
dren, David;
Don (Crystal),
Dan, Jr.,
Marcella
(Hayver) Byrd,
Diane Harris,
Linda Lewis,
Lillie Pearl, Ann
Harrell-Brantley
(Alvin); siblings, Lillie McIntyre,
Delroy and Elicha. Service Saturday,
11 a.m. at Union Grove Missionfry
Baptist Church.


died.


ARTHUR JAMES BROWN. aka
'SONNY,' died
January 18 at
Mt. Sinai.
Survivors; moth-
er, Annie Lizzie
Fulcher; wife,
Margaret
Brunson Brown;
sons, Arthur, Jr.
and Andre
Brown; five
grandchildren; a devoted cousin,
Veronica Ware. Service Saturday,
11 a.m. in the chapel.

CLINTON JORDAN, SR.,
greenskeeper,
died. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Antioch Baptist.
Church of Liberty
City.





CHARLIE MAE RIVERS, 88, died
January 18 at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete.

Manker

LINDBERGH HARVIN, 75, died
January 15 at
home. Service
Saturday at
Refuge Church
of Our Lord of
the Apostolic
Faith of
Hollywood.



ALVIN DAVIS, 52, died. Services
were held.

CLEVELAND REID, 70, died.
Services were held.

IMOGENE IVY, 75, died.
Services were held.

Grace
SHARON HOPKINS, 36, died
January 20 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at First Baptist
of Bunche Park
Church.



SHIRLEY GHOLSTON HOR-
TON, 66, retired
nurse at
Jackson, died
January 16 at
Jackson
Hospital .
Service Friday,
11 a.m. at New
Way Worship
Center.

SHARON GRIMES, 42, bus aide
at Miami Dade Public School, died
January 21 at Jackson Hospital.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at Jordan
Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Carey Royal
Ram'n

ALBERTA SANDS, 92, New
York, died January 12 at Our Lady
Of Mercy Hospital. Services were
held.

NANCY VICTORS, 56, died
January 20 at Westchester
Hospital. Services were held.

PAULA AGUILAR, 34, South
Miami, died January 23 at home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

Alphonso M. Richardson
ROBERT STEWART, died
January 18. Remains were shipped
to James Graham Mortuary,
Jacksonville for final rites and burial.


RODNEY JEFFEREY MCCRAY,
JR., 3, died
Janaury 14 at
Jackson
Hospital I
Survivors: par-
ents, Rodney,
Sr. and
Precious .

Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Mt. Olive Fire
Baptized. Interment at Dade
Memorial Park.

JIE SHANIA SIMON, 5 months,
died January 16.
Survivors: par-
ents, Rand
Simon and
Ashante Conley;
siblings
Chakara,
Steven, Ashri,
Heaven, rand,
Jr., Ranesha,
Tyrand and
Randkia. Services were held.


BYRON BOWLEG PAINTER,
B i m i n i
Bahamas, died
January 17.
Service
Thursday, 7 p.m.
at Freewill
Christian Center.




ALPHONSO BROWN, 70, retired
nurse, died
January 23 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
Arrangements
are incomplete.





MICHAEL McGIRT, died January
18 at North Shore Medical Center.
Service Saturday, 1 p.m. in the
chapel.

Gregg Mason
MOSES JAMES McKNIGHT, 63,
died January 18.
Survivors: wife,
Thelma; par-
ents, Rosanna
and Mose;
brothers, Henry,
Donald, Samuel
and Robert; sis-
ter, Flora Ray;
and a host of
other relatives
friends. Services were held.

DeANNA L. HARTFIELD, 15,
died in Houston,
Texa s .
Survivors: moth-
er, Tangela
Palmer; father,
Patrick; and a
host of other rel-
atives and
friends. Service
Wedneday
(today), 2 p.m. in
the chapel.

BARBARA BROOKS, 77, died
January 17.
Survivors':
daughter,
Zenaide R.
Barnard; son,
Keith Jerome;
brother, Leo V.
Baltch; sister,
Gloria B.
McPhee; grand-
children,
Nikkisha R. and DeAnne E.
Barnard, Dominique Brooks and
Michael Welch; and a host of other
relatives and friends. Service
Wednesday (today), 11 a.m. at St.
Agnes Episcopal Church.

SIMANTHA N. INNIS, 18, died.
Survivors: par-
ents, Raphael
and Linda;
brother,
Raphael, Jr.;
sisters, Simeka
Taylor and
Syreka; and a
host of aunts
and other rela-
tives and
friends. Services were held.

Barrett & Fryar
ETHEL JOHNSON, 78, died
January 22 at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. in the
chapel.

VIOLA BOWERS, 60, died
January 20 at South Miami Hospital.
Service Saturday, 12 p.m. at
Greater Bethel A.M.E Church.


Deadline for obituaries

Monday, 3:30 p.m,


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


MITCHELL LEE CURTIS, JR. SIS DORIS WALKER


01/27/1929 06/10/2005

You are not forgotten love one,
nor will you ever be.
As long as life and memory
last;
we will remember thee.
We miss you now, our hearts
are sore; and as time goes by,
we'll miss you more.
Your loving, smile, your gentle
face.
No one can ever fill you special
place here in our hearts.
From your loving wife, Eva (of
52 years), daughters Anna C.
Leggett and Deborah Michele C.
Bailey, grandchildren, and son-
in-laws.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


01/29/41 01/06/01

Remembering you on your
birthday. You're always missed
but never forgotten. For we
know you are at peace with our
Lord Jesus Christ.
Your mother, children and
grandchildren

In. Memoriam


In loving memory of,


ELDER WILLIE L.
LUMPKIN


ALBERTA JULIUS

01/24/39 12/27/99


04/02/04 02/01/86

Twenty years has past since we
have been together. I miss you
dearly. Your loving wife, Luella
Lumpkin and Family



Death Notice


We think of you always, but
especially today.
You will never be forgotten,
although you are gone away.
Your memory is a keepsake
with which we never part.
God has you in his keeping; we
have you in our heart.
The family


In Memoriam


In loving memory of,


DEA. ROBERT HINES, SR.

10/02/20 01/27/87

We are confident, I say, and
willing rather to be absent from
the body, and to be present with
the Lord. 2 Cor. 5:8
We miss you, daddy. Your chil-
dren.


Death Notice


DORETHA ASHLEY
DUNN, died Friday, January
20, 2006. Viewing Thursday,
4-8 p.m. at Grace Funeral
Home. Graveside service
Saturday, 11 a.m. in White
Springs, FL.
Michael A. Floyd Funeral
Home, Clearmont, FL in
charge of arrangements.


THELBERT LEE BEL-
LAMY, 65, died January 19.
He is survived by his wife, Joan
and family.
Service Saturday 3 p.m. at
Mitchell Funeral Home.


Death Notice


ROBERT BYRD, SR., 72,
Florida City, died January
20. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. at Greater New Mt.
Zion AME Church. Service
by Bains Funeral Home,
305-246-3041.


Hall Ferguson Hewitt


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Joseph Caleb Auditorium
5400 NW 22 Ave.
Film & Culture Series
Thursdays, February 2-23:
Miami Dade Parks, Division of
Arts and Culture, Community
Artists Cultural Arts Series proud-
ly presents the Black History
Month Film and Culture Series
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 Series will
also feature the melodic sounds of
jazz and the powerful expression
of spoken word. Small admission
fee per person 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, 7p.m.
Slavery and the Making of America
delves beyond the concept of slav-
ery as a whole to focus on the
remarkable stories of individual
slaves, demonstrating that these
Africans and African Americans
were not passive victims but sur-
vivors who refused to concede
their culture, character or spirit to
the system that persecuted them.
Over the last decade, leading
scholars have unearthed a wealth
of information that affirms and
substantiates slavery's integral
role in the development and
growth of the United States.
February 9, 2006, 7 p.m.
The Healing Passage In this video,
the residuals of the Trans-Atlantic
slave trade to the present day,
connects the psychological trauma
through rituals, spoken word,
music, dance and visual art. The
film has commentary by Oscar
Brown, Jr., Tom Feelings, Ysaye
M. Barnwell (Sweet Honey in the
Rock) historian Dr. Yosef A. A.
Ben-Jochannan (Dr. Ben), Goree
Island curator Bou-bacar, Halle
Gerima (Sankofa), Maafa
Conference founder Reverend
Johnny Ray Youngblood and oth-
ers.
February 16, 2006, 7 p.m.
In-Law
February 23, 2006, 6 p.m.
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African Dance Music Video: The
secret of African music lies in the
hips and shoulders!
Space is limited and reserva-
tions are required. For tickets call
305-636-2350.
Celebrate Black History Month
Concert at Caleb
Saturday, February 11:
Join the Miami-Dade Parks'
Heart of the City Cultural Arts
Series as they present internation-
al jazz virtuoso Gino Sitson, along
with Senegalese master drummer
Cheikh Tariou M'Baye and his
dynamic dance and drumming
company Sing Sing Rhythms for a
night of seriously, eclectic music
beginning at 8 p.m.
Born in the Bamileke region of
west Cameroon into a family of
musicians, known as ntontas
(players of horns), Gino Sitson was
introduced to blues, jazz and tra-
ditional African music, both by lis-
tening to records which his par-
ents played and by practicing with
his family. Sitson is a powerful
vocalist who has incorporated
African polyphonic techniques into
the improvisational jazz vocalist
tradition.
Also performing as part of the
Heart of the City Series, Cheikh
Tariou M'Baye is no stranger to
the music world. He is the lead
master drummer for the Sing Sing
Rhythms, a dance and drumming
company from Mendina, Senegal.
Call 305-636-2350.
AAPACT Honors the Late
Playwright August Wilson
February 2-26:
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. Galney,
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 p.m. on Fridays and
Saturdays. Matinee performances


are Sundays at 3 p.m. On
February 2, AAPACT is offering a
free dress rehearsal performance
of King Hedley II to the general
public at 7 p.m. Call 866-390-
4534.
Ceremonies in Dark
Old Men
February 2-March 12:
The M Ensemble Theatre
Company presents Ceremonies in
Dark Old Men by Lonnie Elder, III
at 12320 W. Dixie Highway.
This portrait of ghetto life shows
us a family who aspire to better
things but who go about it in the
wrong and tragic way. The father
has a barbershop but no cus-
tomers and has two sons and
daughter. The sons are shiftless
and try to make a fast buck with
home brew. It is the daughter who
works and support them all.
Regular evening performances
are 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays. Matinee perform-
ances are Sundays at 3 p.m. Call
305-895-0335.
African Film Festival
'Delwende'
Friday, January 27:
In Burkina Faso, like in the rest
of Africa, ancestral customs often
lay down the law. In the country-
side, some unexplained deaths are
attributed to soul eaters, meaning
women who, according to the vil-
lagers, due to their occult or evil
powers are responsible for these
fatalities. This film is inspired by
the true story of Napoko Diarha
who, accused of having eaten a
soul, was subjected to the elders'
decree, and the traditional rules
and mental blindness which con-
tinue to dictate life in some African
villages. Delwende is
about the sad fate awaiting certain
women whom the community has
designated as 'soul eaters,' and
whom as outcasts, are doomed to
become scapegoats for all the soci-
ety's ills.
Film showing will be at Miami
Art Central, 5960 SW 57 Ave. at
7:30 p.m. Call 305-455-3333.
BROWARD
Afric-Agba'de'
African Dance Theatre
Fridays:
Afric-Agba'de' African Dance
Theatre under the instruction of
Ivory Coast master dancer/chore-
ographer Nai Zou will be holding
intermediate and advanced classes
and company rehearsals. Classes
are Fridays from 8:15-10 p.m.
Classes are at ArtServe, 1350 East
Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.
Small fee per class. Call 954-784-
5690 or 410-908-9318.


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Full Name of Business
C. Brian Hart Insurance
Corp.
7954 NW 22nd Ave
Miami, Florida 33147
305-836-5206

Year established
1974


Owners
Brian Hart

Number of paid
full-time/part-time
employees
Four (Two part-time/Two
full-time)

Products/Services
Automobile, House, and
Boat Insurance

Future goals
To stay in business and
expand

Why did you start this
business and how
has it grown?
My business started
because I got tired of
working for someone
else. I felt a need in the
community, so I started
up an independent
insurance agency. We've
been through leaps and
bounds and it will be 32
years of being in busi-
ness in June.

What were some of
the obstacles you
faced and how did you
overcome them?
There were a lot of prob-
lems with finances and
securing insurance com-
panies. I worked hard
and stayed dedicated;
that's why I'm still here.

Who does your
business best serve
and why?
My business best serves
the community that


Brian Hart


immediately surrounds
us. It's a predominately
Black neighborhood but
there are South
Americans, Latins, and
Haitians and all of them
feel comfortable coming
to us with our family ori-
ented atmosphere.

How have your
experiences helped
meet the needs of
your clients?
People really don't know a
lot about insurance and
most companies don't sit
down to explain. We take
pride in providing efficient'
insurance knowledge. A
lot of companies that sell
insurance will quickly
provide you with the dif-
ferent coverages without
you knowing what you are
paying for. We make sure
people know exactly what
they are getting.

Where did you get the
name of your company
and does it have any
significant meaning?
The company is named
after me but the unique
idea I had was giving it
the C. Therefore, when
you pronounce it you
will actually be saying
see Brian Hart.
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Spence

City of Miami' Mayor Manny
Diaz and Commissioner
Spence-Jones joined by
Congresswoman Carrie P.
Meek, city administrators, civic
leaders and area residents
announced the kick off of the
"Reclaim and Rebuild Our
Community" campaign.
"District 5 will benefit immea-
surably from the increased
home ownership and affordable
housing being offered. I am very
pleased to see this level of posi-
tive change happening," said
City of Miami Mayor Manny
Diaz.
The "Reclaim and Rebuilding
Our Community" campaign will
focus on a variety of acute
needs in District 5. As part of
the campaign Mayor Diaz along
with Commissioner Spence-
Jones and Congresswoman F
Carrie P. Meek, will form a part-
nership between the City of
Miami and the Carrie P.Meek F
Foundation to assist in prepar- F
ing young single mothers for E
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L-R: City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, David Chiverton, Chairman (Model City Trust),
Patricia Duncan, Principal (Orchard Villa Elementary), Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek,
:ommissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, new homeowner Shenetra Duffie, Dexter Foster,
:oster Construction of South Florida, Inc., Tubosun Giwa, Architect (Tuboson Giwa and
Partners, Inc.), Roy Hardemon, Advocate (Model City Revitalization District Trust), and
larbara Gomez-Rodriguez, Director (City of Miami Community Development) during the
lome ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo: J. Perez/City of Miami


Highest ranking Black female


Native Miamian Francina Bolden highest
ranking at Dade Aviation Consultants


Francina Alien Bolden is the
highest-ranking Black Female
working in the Cost
Engineering Department at
Dade Aviation Consultants
(DAC), the consulting firm for
Miami Dade County Aviation
Department Capital Expansion
Program. Her employing joint
venture partner firm, second
only to Bechtel, is DZI/DMJM
Aviation. She is also the only
Black in her department.
Bolden is a shining beacon in
Miami Dade County represent-
ing 34 years of continuous
employment, proving what can
be accomplished in business


with proper guidance, personal
determination and faith in God.
When asked how she arrived at
her current position in DAC,
she smiles warmly and says, "It
certainly didn't happen
overnight nor did it happen
because all managers and
supervisors I've worked under
regardeyl me worthy or support-
ed my efforts."
Then nodding knowingly she
adds, "dC the contrary, my per-
sonality alone is such that you
either instantly like me or
instantly dislike me, so since I
recognized this early about
myself I knew I would have to


Francena Allen Bolden


pray hard, work hard, study
hard and play hard in order to
achieve my predestined stature
in this county and in this state
where I have purposed to make
my permanent place of resi-
dence." Then in one sentence
she adds, "It took a lifetime of
preparation and a leap of faith."
Bolden credits a lot of her
success to the educational
training she received through
the Dade County Public School
System. During High School
she participated in the school-
work program called Diversified
Cooperative Training (DCT). At
age 17, Bolden became the
President of the group under:
the leadership of McGraff at
Miami Edison Senior High. She
credits him for her first taste of
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including but not limited to, any extended maintenance obli-
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For the work specified herein, the Contractor shall protect the
County against losses resulting from latent defects in materials
and improper performance in all work including the electrical mate-
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HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK
KAY SULLIVAN, DEPUTY CLERK


REUESTFOR PRPOSALS (RFP) NO.OT060468
FLOAT HELICOPTER CHARTER SERVICES
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District.
B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road. West Palm Beach, Florida 331406. will receive
sealed proposals up to 2:30 p.m. openit n time on ruesday, February 21. 2006
for respondents to provide Float Helicopter Charter Services as a means of
observation. testing, anrd or sampling data aratheing in remote South Florida areas
inaccessible to other vehicles.
Allt proposals nfuot henlor edv torte irrotrmctiors in tirp RFP. Ioterltsed
respondent nay obtain r a copy of tre colete RFP (1) at tie above address
(2) by downloading the solicitation forn our wetbsite at wwvpmrmntd.rgoe. (3) by
calling (561) 682n2715; or (4) by calling Itle 24-hour BID HOTLINE (800) 472.
5290. The public is invited to attend tie proposal operin. Further information
on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site -
www.sfwmd.gov.
Ofcicial public meetings regarding this RFP are schneduled as follows t
1 Selclion Committee March 13, 2006 10:30 enam. Conference Room 3A
1 Oral Presentations March 14, 2006 10-00 amn 12:00 p m.
Confuerence Room 36
(Alternate Date) March 16.2006 10:30 am -12:00 p.m. Con. Room
36
Oral precntalirons atr subject to crancellrlion in tiil event thale Diotrict's firll
iaririnry is based solely ua irtle wrillun proposal evaluation. All public mreelirigs
will be hold at Ihti dnatrs, Ilms, lrcations and contfirrena. rooms reHferrncd
aibovnr A copy of tire ageirna ri;ry be obtained by writing the South Florida Water
Moangemrnl District, Procurement oepairtmnt, P.O Box 24680 .West Palm
Bench. Florida. 33416-460. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need
assistance may contact the District Clerk, (661) 682-6297. at least two business
days in advance of the meeting to make appropriate arrangements
Should one or more members of the evaluation committee need to attend any of
the ineeetings by means of communication media technology (CMT). the meetings
will be teleconferenced at the dates. times, locations and conference rooms
efoerniced above. For lore information, please contact Pablick WienlBr. Sr
Contract Specialist. at (561) 682-6220.



















































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Sealed bids for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for the
following project 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,
Wednesday. March 1. 2006 where they will be publicly opened
and read aloud for projects that do not have an established
Community Small Business Enterprise (CSBE) contract measure.
When applicable, only the names of the bids submitted will be pub-
licly opened and read aloud for those projects containing contract
measures. Bid prices will be opened and read aloud forty-eight
hours later based on the Department of Business Developments
(DBD) preliminary responsiveness review.

PROJECT NAME: SW 97 Avenue from SW 72 Street to SW 40
Street Roadway Improvement Contract

PROJECT NUMBERS: 20040399

LOCATION: SW 97 AVENUE between SW 72 ST. to SW 40 ST.

DESCRIPTION: Work under this Contract consists of furnish-
ing all supervision, labor, materials, equipment, tools and per-
forming all operations necessary for roadway improvements
to SW 97 Avenue from SW 72 Street to SW 40 Street. The
work consists of reconstructing and modifying a two-lane
roadway by constructing a raised landscaped median, turn
lanes, bike lanes, curb and gutters, sidewalks, pavement
marking and signage, signalization, roadway lighting and a
continuous drainage system.

A Pre-Bid Conference to answer any questions regarding this proj-
ect will be held on Wednesday, February 15. 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
in the 15th floor Front Conference Room, of the Stephen P. Clark
Center located at 111 N.W. 1st Street.

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

Specifications and Contract Documents are open to public inspec
tion and may be obtained from the Contracts and Specifications
Section, Public Works Department, Telephone No. (305) 375-2930
at Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, Suite 1510, Miami,
Florida 33128-1970 upon a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 in
check or money order payable to the Board of County Commis
sioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida for each set of documents.

COMMUNITY SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (CSBE)

In accordance with Dade County Ordinance No.'s 97-52 and
97-158; A.O.3-22, a 15% CSBE SUBCONTRACTOR GOAL has
been established for this project. Compliance with these
Ordinances is required for all contractors submitting a bid for
this project. See "Supplemental General Conditions" which
are bound herein and are made part of the Specifications and
Contract Documents.

In order to allow time for the CSBE Subcontractor participa-
tion presentation and the review of said presentation, no con-
tractor may withdraw 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 must submit a completed Schedule of Intent Affidavit
form (FORM DBD 400) to the person or office to whom the bid
was submitted on the bid submittal due date. Defective
Schedule of Intent (SOI) Affidavits that are incomplete or inac-
curate upon notification by the Department of Business
Development (DBD), bidders may correct defects that exist on
the SOI Affidavits within forty-eight (48) hours after bid sub-
mission. Failure to submit the required SOI Affidavit or com-
mitment letter at the time of bid submission shall render the
bid non-responsive. Examples of.defects include, but are not
limited to improperly executed letters, the listing of an uniden-
tifiable CSBE and percentage miscalculations that are not
mere clerical errors apparent on the face of the SOI Affidavit.
Bidders who fail to submit the SOI Affidavit shall be consid-
ered non-responsive.

Please note that the Contractor must submit two separately
labeled and sealed envelopes with the completed bid package.
The first envelope (Envelope "A") will contain the above men-
tioned SOI Affidavit and the second envelope (Envelope "B")
will contain the bid price. Both envelopes are due at the time
and bid date specified in the advertisement. Envelope "A"
will be opened on the bid opening date and reviewed by DBD.
If the SOI Affidavit contains correctible defects (See attached
CSBE Participation Provisions), the bidder will be notified by
DBD and afforded forty-eight hours to rectify any correctible
deficiencies. Forty-eight hours later, DBD will notify Public
Works of those approved bidders whose SOl's Affidavits are
responsive. Those deemed responsive will have Envelope "B"
opened and prices read aloud.

Community Workforce Program (CWP) (Not Applicable)

In accordance with Dade County Ordinance No. 03-01, put into
force by Resolution No. R-77-03, the Community Workforce
Program has been established for this project. Compliance with
this Ordinance is required for all contractors submitting a bid for this
project. See Appendix "D" within these contract documents for
information and requirements regarding this program.

Bid Bond Requirements

Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check or accept
able bid bond in the amount of five percent (5%) of the pro-
posed bid amount as guarantee that the Bidder, if awarded the
Contract, will within ten (10) consecutive work days after being noti-
fied of the availability of the prescribed contract forms, enter into a
written contract with the Board of County Commissioners of
Miami-Dade County, Florida in accor dance with the accepted bid,
and give a Contractor's Performance and Payment bond satis fac-
tory to the Board of County Commission ers, Miami-Dade County,
Florida, equal to (100) percent of the contract award amount.

Performance Bond Requirements

Simultaneously with the return of the executed Contract
Documents, the Contractor will be required to submit a
Contractor's Performance and Payment Bond, either Cash or
Surety, satisfactory to the Board of County Commissioners,
Miami-Dade County Florida, equal to One Hundred (100%)
percent of the awarded amount, as security for the faithful


To request a copy of any ordinance, resolution and/or admin-
istrative order cited in this bid solicitation, the bidder must
contact the Clerk of the Board at 305-375-5126.

CONE OF SILENCE: Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the County
Code and Administrative Order 3-27 ("Cone of Silence
Provisions"), as amended, 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. The Cone of Silence prohibits
communication regarding RFPs, RFQs, or bids between: A)
potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or consult-
ants and the County's professional staff including, but not limited
to, the County Manager and the County Manager's staff; B) a
potential vendor, service provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant
and the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs;
C) the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs and
any member of the County's professional staff including, but not
limited to, the County Manager and the County Manager's staff; D)
a potential vendor, service provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant
and any member of the selection committee therefore; E) the
Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs and mem-
ber of the selection committee therefore; F) any member of the
County's professional staff and any member of the selection com-
mittee therefore.

Section 2.11.1(t) of the County Code and Administrative Order 3-
27, as amended, permits oral communications regarding a partic-
ular RFP, RFQ or bid for solicitation of goods or services between
any person and the procurement officer responsible for administer-
ing the procurement process for such RFP, RFQ, or bid, provided
that the communication is limited strictly to matters of process or
procedure already contained in the corresponding solicitation doc-
ument.

The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to oral communica-
tions at pre-bid conferences, oral presentations before selection
committees, contract negotiations during any duly noticed public
meetings, public presentations made to the Board of County
Commissioners during any duly noticed public meeting, or com-
munications in writing at any time unless specifically prohibited by
,the applicable RFP, RFQ, or bid document. Bidders must file a
copy of any written communications.with the Clerk of the Board,
which shall be made available to any person upon request.

Written communications may be submitted via e-mail to the Clerk
of the Board at CLERKBCC@MIAMIDADE.GOV. 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 the
Cone of Silence Provisions by any proposer and bidder shall ren-
der any RFP award, RFQ award, or bid award voidable. Any per-
son having personal knowledge of a violation of the Cone of
Silence provisions shall report such violation to.the State Attorney
and/ or may file a complaint with the Ethics Commission. Bidders
should reference the actual Cone of Silence Provisions for further
clarification.

All Bidders will be notified in writing when the County Manager
makes an award recommendation to the Board of County
Commissioners.
Ordinance No. 90-143, The Responsible Wages and Benefits Ordi
nance, Ordinance No. 91-142, Family Leave Ordinance, Ordi
nance No. 92-15, Drug-Free Workplace Ordinance, Ordinance No.
93-129, Contractor Debarment Ordinance, Ordinances Nos. 94-
166 and 96-26 Local Prefer ence Ordinances, Ordinances Nos.
97-35 and 97-104 Fair Subcontract ing 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 Procure ment Practices
are referenced for this contract document.

NOTE: Ordinance 97-104 requires a bid or proposal for a
County or Public Health Trust contract involving the expendi-
ture of $100,000.00 or more to include a listing of subcontrac-
tors and suppliers who will be used on the contract. Failure to
include the required listing shall render the bid or proposal
non-responsive.

The required listing must be submitted even though the bid-
der or proposer will not utilize subcontractors or suppliers on
the contract. In the latter case, the listing must expressly
state no subcontractors or suppliers will be used on the con-
tract.

Timely submission of a properly completed and signed
"Subcontractor/Supplier Listing, SUB Form 100" (a copy of
which is included in the specifications) constitutes compli-
ance with the listing requirements of the Ordinance. In
order to be deemed properly completed the word "NONE"
must be entered under the appropriate heading of SUB Form
100 if no subcontractors or suppliers will be used on the con-
tract.

The County shall have the right but not the obligation to retain
the services of an Independent Private-Sector Inspector
General (IPSIG). The requirements are set forth in the
Instructions to Prospective Contractors, Appendix A,
Paragraph 22. Also, the Contract is subject to review and
audit by the Office of the Miami-Dade County Inspector
General and further information is specified in the
Instructions to Prospective Contractor, Appendix A,
Paragraph 21.

All bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes bearing on the out-
side the name of the Bidder, his address, the number of the proj-
ect for which the bid is submitted, and the date of opening.

The County reserves the right to waive any informality 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.

Vendor applications and solicitation packages for Invitations to Bid
(ITB), Request for Proposals (RFP) and Architectural and
Engineering (A&E) projects can be obtained on the 13th floor of the
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, in the Vendor
Assistance Unit. The VIC will provide information and assistance
in doing business with Miami-Dade County, vendor registration and
certification, and current contracting opportunities countywide.
Vendor Assistance staff can be reached by phone at 305-375-5773
or on the web at www.miamidade.gov/dpm/vendor-enrollment.asp.

GEORGE M. BURGESS, COUNTY MANAGER
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY


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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 8, 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'h Ave. and the NE Corner of the Intersection of NW 73 Street and NW
21s' 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 bond 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.


well as requirements for the "ninety (90)
(including maintenance).

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homeownership by
taking them through
the home buying
process.
"Today we begin
rebuilding our neigh-
borhoods with cleaner
streets, better schools
and homes that we can
all be proud of," said
Commissioner
Michelle Spence-
Jones. "I am especial-
ly excited about our
partnership in reclaim-
ing and rebuilding our
communities as over
the next few months
we will unveil a plan to
bring economic devel-
opment to our major
corridors."
Mayor Diaz and
Commissioner Spence-
Jones presented
Shenetra Duffie, a new
homeowner, with the
keys to her new home
located in the Model
City area.
The home was con-
structed by Foster
Construction of South
Florida, Inc. and was
funded partially
through the Model City
Trust project.


Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Request for Letters of Interest
Grant Writer for Historical
Preservation of Buildings

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Office of School Facilities, is seeking
responses from firms or individuals with documented experience in histori-
cal preservation of buildings for grant writing & research services. Qualified
parties should send a Letter of Interest by Wednesday, February 1, 2006,
to:
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Department of A/E Selection, Negotiations & Design Management
Nazira Abdo-Decoster, Supervisor II
1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 316
Miami, Florida 33132
305-995-4500



CITY OF MIAMI
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office
located at City Hall, 3500 Pan Arherican Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for the fol-
lowing:
BID NO. 05-06-027 SWIMMING POOL FACILITY RENOVATION AT
THE MIAMI ROWING CLUB
OPENING DATE: 1:00 PM, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2006
(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 1/31/06)
A MANDATORY pre-bid conference and site visit will be held on Monday
January 30, 2006 at 10:00 AM at the Miami Rowing Club. 3601
Rickenbacker Causeway. Miami, FL. the purpose of this conference is to
allow potential Bidders an opportunity to present questions to staff and
obtain clarification of the requirements of the Bid documents. It is mandato-
ry that a representative (s) of the bidder attend in order to qualify to bid.
Detailed specifications for this bid 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/procurement
Telephone No. 305-416-1906.
THIS BID 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
Ad NO. 14504 -A


Place your Classified ad in The Miami Times
call 305-694-6225


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
FOR ARCHITECT/ENGINEERS
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, intends to commission one (1) or more
Architect/Engineers to provide architectural/engineering services for the following project:

NEW ADDITIONS, REMODELING & RENOVATIONS
(PHASES II, III & IV)
at
MIAMI CENTRAL SENIOR HIGH
1781 NW 95st Street, Miami, Florida 33147
Preliminary Estimated Construction Cost is $35.8 million
Project No. A01013 (01, 02 & 03)
The scope includes, but is not limited to, new construction, major remodeling, renovations, and demo-
lition as follows:


PHASE II




PHASE III





PHASE IV


A new + /- 38,163 square foot gymnasium with boys and girls locker rooms, new +/-
24,154 square foot food service with cafeteria, +/- 5,510 square foot temporary renova-
tions to the art and ESE spaces, demolition of Buildings #16, #5, and #12, chiller inter-
connection, all related site, utilities, water/sewer, drainage, and renovation of courtyards.
Preliminary Estimated Construction Cost is $11.45 million.
Remodeling of existing gymnasium into media center with addition of a new mezzanine
with offices, new administration building, renovation/remodeling of existing waffle/slab
building, demolition of Buildings #20, #21, #22, #20A, #1- #3, #7 #11, and #13, chiller
interconnection, parking adjacent to administration: building and East, new bus and par-
ent drop-offs, and all related site, utilities, water/sewer, drainage and new courtyards.
Preliminary Estimated.Construction Cost is $18.20 million.


Renovation of existing auditorium and science buildings, demolition of Building #14,
chiller interconnection, and all final related sitework. Preliminary Estimated Construction
Cost is $6.15 million.
The Board reserves the right to commission one or more firms under this solicitation and assign pack-
ages accordingly or re-advertise the A/E services required at a later date. The Board has commissioned
a Construction Management at-Risk firm for the project and an A/E firm for phase I, therefore extensive
coordination/cooperation among all firms commissioned will be required.
The successful firm(s) will be required to sign contracts that contain professional liability insurance
requirements of no less than $1,000,000 as determined by Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-
DCPS).
Only one (1) submittal will be accepted per applicant for this solicitation, either as a single prime firm,
or as part of a joint venture, to be considered for the project. If the applicant is a joint venture, an exe-
cuted copy of the joint venture agreement must be submitted along with the application. Percentage
participation of fees must be clearly stated for each joint venture partner. The A/E must be experienced
in phased new construction, renovation, remodeling and educational facilities of similar size, scope and
complexity. Submittal shall include one (1) original package and two (2) copies.
A letter of interest, M-DCPS Qualifications Questionnaires and the most current version of U.S.
Government General Services Administration Form 254 (including color photographs of a sample of
recent related projects) and Form 255 as applicable must be received at the Department of A/E
Selection, Negotiations & Design Management, at the address listed below, by no later than 4:30 p.m..
Eastern Standard Time (EST) Friday. February 10. 2006. The Board approved Procedures for
Selection of Architects and Engineers and required forms are available at the address listed below or
(at http://facilities.dadeschools.netlae solicitations/sp/Architects and Engineers.pdf) and must
accurately describe the current status and configuration of the applicant. Architects must submit Form
254 for each of the following engineering consultants, unless they are "in-house" staff: electrical,
mechanical, structural and civil.
The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in educa-
tional programs/activities and employment and strives affirmatively to provide equal opportunity for all.
Any firm, or individual, whose contract has been terminated by the Board, "with cause," shall not be con-
sidered for commission under this proposal.
Pursuant to School Board Rule 6Gx13- 8C-1.212, a Cone of Silence begins upon issuance of this Legal
Advertisement and ends when the Superintendent of Schools submits a written recommendation to
commission one or more A/Es or takes other action that ends the solicitation and review process. Any
violation of the Cone of Silence may be punishable as provided for under the referenced School Board
Rule, in addition to any other penalty provided by law. Any written communications must be sent to the
address listed below and a copy filed with the Clerk of The School Board at 1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Room
268, Miami, Florida 33132.
Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed and in the manner specified in School Board Rule
6Gx13- 3C-1.11, or in accordance with Section 120.57(3), Florida Statutes (2002), shall constitute a
waiver of proceedings under Chapter 120, Florida Statutes.
School Board Rules can be accessed on the M-DCPS website at www.dadeschools.net/board/rules/
and this solicitation can be accessed at http://facilities.dadeschools.net/default.aspx?id=ae solic-
itations.
Proposals are to be submitted to:
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Department of A/E Selection, Negotiations & Design Management
Ms. Nazira Abdo-Decoster, R.A., Supervisor II
1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 305
Miami, Florida 33132
(305) 995-4500


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) NO. OT060868
PUBLIC NOTICE AND RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING

The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District,
B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive
sealed Bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 for the
services of an advertising agency, whereby the agency shall place recruitment,
public notices, and related advertisements for the District in media identified by
designated District staff and the agency.

All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may
obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading
the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.qov; (3) by calling (561) 682-
2715; or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290. The public is
invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this
solicitation can be obtained on our 'web site www.sfwmd.gov.


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Jordan announces Mom and Pop grants


Commissio ner
Barbara J. Jordan
invites District One
small business owners
to apply for "Mom and
Pop" grants which
become available on
January 23.
Applications for the
grants of up to $5,000
are available at
Commissioner Jordan's
District Office, 2780 NW
167 Street, online at
www.miamidade.gov/di


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the Neighbors Im usinesses for
and Neighbors p u r c h a s i n g
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for applica- in a r k e I 1 n g
lions is 5 p.m. services, build-
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February 3. 1In s if r anc c c
The Mom JORDAN and/or securi-
and Pop Small ty systems. The
B u s i n e ss program also
Grant program provides provides technical
financial assistance to assistance to small


businesses to help
them create a Iproduc-
tive work and business
environment, as well as
promote economic
development opportu-
nities. The program
also educates owners
on various county-
funded programs,
projects and training
that can help small
business owners
become more efficient
and competitive.


"District One Is a
growing community,
with lots of economic
possibilities and I hope
that small business
owners apply for these
grants to help them
lake advantage of the
potential in this area,"
said Commissioner
Jordan about the
grants.
For more informa-
tion, please call 305-
474-3011.


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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.



CITY OF MIAMI

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

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

BID NO. 05-06-023 REMOVALS/INSTALLATION OF EXISTING
MOBILE DIGITAL COMPUTERS

OPENING DATE: 1:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2006

(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 2/1/06)

A MANDATORY pre-bid conference and site visit will be held on Tuesday.
January 31. 2006 at 9:00 am at the Miami Police Deoartment, 400 NW 2"'
Ave.. Miami. FL (Meet in Lobby). the purpose of this conference is to allow
potential Bidders an opportunity to present questions to staff and obtain clar-
ification of the requirements of the Bid documents. It is mandatory that a rep-
resentative (s) of the bidder attend in order to qualify to bid. Detailed speci-
fications for this bid 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/procurement
Telephone No. 305-416-1906.

THIS BID 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
Ad NO. 6790


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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 All 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. 17tli 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


Southeastern Roofing
& Painting
General Home Repairs. Repair
and Roofs. Financing.
Call 305-694-9405
786-326-0482


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-Que Ribs
and Chicken
7910 NW 22 Avene
786-229-7031
Thursday-Saturday


Wedding Video
Productions
Corporate videos, Music videos,
high definition/film
786-258-3732


SISTER WISDOM

Southern born spiritualist, reader and
advisor. Helps with all problems in life,
such as love, marriage, health, court
cases and business. Also restore nature.
I have blessed candles, baths and
incense oils. One free question by phone.

CALL 305-300-8728


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SPACES FOR RENT
From $260 to $475 monthly
Call 305-681-9600
Furnished Rooms
1460 NW 173rd Terrace
$350 monthly. 305-430-0674
or 786-444-9033
1845 NW 50th Street
$120 weekly, with air. $240
to move in.
Call 786-286-7455
or 786-285-5516
19541 NW 37th Court
One bedroom. All utilities in-
cluded. $375 monthly, plus
$300 security and $675
move-in. 305-621-0576
210 NW 43rd Street
Two rooms for rent. Must
have income, utilities includ-
ed. $350 down includes se-
curity $100 weekly full use of
house. Call 305-836-5739 or
305-335-6454.
2352 N.W. 97th Street
Private entrance with air. $90
a week. $360 to move in.
Call 305-691-2703 or
305-303-9912
2365 NW 97th Street
$80 a week with air. $320 to
move in call 305-691-2703 or
305-303-9912
335 N.W. 203rd Terrace
Waterfront Gated Communi-
ty, furnished, color TV, air,
utilities and more.
Call 305-510-9966
5500 NW 5th Avenue
$70 weekly. Free utilities,
kitchen and bath with
security bars. One person.
Call 305-474-8186
or 305-691-3486.
6942 NW 15 Ave-Upstairs
Nice clean rooms, $300
monthly, first and last.
Call 305-835-2922
NORTH MIAMI AREA
Includes air conditioner, ca-
ble, and water.305-336-2114


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
1473 NE 148th Street
Efficiency for rent. $560 per
month. $700 security
deposit.
Call 561-305-0432 or
305-498-0492
18830 N.W. 43rd Avenue
Private entrance, bathroom,
kitchen, bars, air/heat, utilit-
ies. $500 monthly, $1000 to
move in. 305-624-5277 or
786-356-4887.
6821 NW 6 Avenue (rear)
Looking for fixed income ten-
ant. $535 monthly.$1070 to
move in. NO SECTION 8!
Call 786-202-8382
I, ApartmentS
1186 NW 103 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$850 per month pays all. NO
Water or Electric bill.
Call 305-871-3280
1245 NE 111 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$950 monthly. First, last and
security. Section 8 welcome..
Call 305-651-1078 Ask for
Doreen
140 NW 13 Street
Two bdrm., One bath,
$550, Four bdrm.,Two
baths, $900
305-358-3703/
305-642-7080

1402 NW 56 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$450 monthly. Need good
credit. 786-522-3757
1525 N.W. 1st Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$500 monthly. Newly
renovat-
ed. All appliances included.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
1948 NW 2nd Court
Two bedrooms, one bath
with
appliances. $520 monthly!
Call 305-607-7182
2407 N.W. 135 ST
Large one bedroom, $675
monthly! Newly renovated
with central air. $200 OFF!
Call 305-769-0146

249 N.E. 77th Street
One bedroom, one bath, tile
floors, good condition,
fenced yard, parking, $700
monthly. $1400 move in.
Section 8 welcome.
Ca1l305-674-7335
3186 NW 135th Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$600 monthly 954-704-0094
415 N.W. 9th Street
One bedroom, one bath
$450.
Stove, refrigerator,air
305-358-1617

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


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
monthly!
2651 NW 50th Street.
Call 305-638-3699
5755 NW 7th Avenue
Large one bedroom, one
bath, parking. $500 monthly.
First and two months securi-
ty. Call 954-394-7562.
586 NW 83rd Street (B)
One bedroom, one bath, no
evictions, $600 mthly.
Call 786-488-2264.
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

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

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 HousingOpportunity.
Lakeside Towers
305-383-2042
TDD 1-800-955-8770
LIBERTY CITY AREA
1601 NW 62 Street. One
bedroom one bath with
appliances. $500 monthly.
Section 8 OK. 305-325-8686
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
OVERTOWN AREA
Three bedrooms, two baths
with central air, appliances
and free 27 inch flat screen
T.V. $950 monthly! Section 8
Welcome!
Call Joel at 786-355-7578

Duplex
10340 N.W. 6th Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air and heat. Newly
tiled. Section 8 welcome.
$1200 monthly, $2400
moves you in. Wont last
long! Appointment only.
Call Sophia: 786-333-6635
1130 NW 88th Street
Completely remodeled two
and three bedrooms with all
appliances, water and central
air. Call 305-305-4665
1627 NW 44 Street
Large two bedroom, one
bath, near schools. New
tiles, car-pet and new air
conditioner, $850 monthly.
$2550 move-in. Call Mack


754-581-0369

1773 N.W. 41st Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances, air, $750 monthly,
$1500 to move in.
305-322-8966


1953 NW 50th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths
with central air, and Tiled
floors. Section 8 Welcome!
Call 305-469-5093
2170 NW 91 St #A
Large two bedrooms, one
bath, appliances included,
$900 a month, $2,700 to
move in. Call 305-628-2786.
532 N.W. 145th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 tenants only.
Call 305-776-1989
5420 NW 7 Court
Large one bedroom, one
bath includes water and
electric. $775 monthly.
NO Section 8
305-267-9449
6304 N. W. 1st Court
One bedroom, one bath, ce-
ramice tile, stove,refrigerator.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-285-8872
770 NW 55 STREET
Large two bedroom one bath
includes water. No section 8.
$825 monthly. 305-267-9449
7931 NW 12 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
stove, refrigerator. $650
monthly. 305-757-2632
MIAMI AREA
Newly remodeled One bed-
room one bath, cenral air,
washer and dryer connec-
tion.$750 monthly. Section 8
Welcome. Call 954-818-9112
MIAMI AREA
Newly remodeled Three bed-
room one bath, cenral air,
washer/dryer connection.
Section 8 welcome. $1250
monthly.
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.

CrcOndos/Townhouses
CAROL CITY AREA
Three and four bedrooms
Townhouses.
SECTION 8 WELCOME
786-367-6268
KING GARDENS
17934 NW 40 Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
central air. $1,300 monthly.
All Points Realty &
Investments
305-621-5800
OPA-LOCKA
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-632-1123

I Houses
1199 NW 101 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
2000 sq. ft. $1550 monthly.
Section 8 ONLY Call 305-
632-4853 Maria
2323 N.W. 52nd Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$800.Call 305-642-7758
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
2968 NW 51 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath.
NO DEPOSIT SPECIAL FOR
SMALL SECTION 8 FAMILY
ONLY. Call 305-871-3280
3045 NW 68 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1200 monthly.954-704-0094
3096 N.W. 52nd Street
Newly remodeled, two bed-
rooms, one bath, first, last
and security. $950 a month.
786-663-5900
3790 NW 201 Terrace
Four bedrooms, two baths.
Newly constructed with all
new appliances. $1800
monthly. First, last and
security. Section 8 welcome.
786-357-6928
4727 NW 6 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath.
SECTION 8 WELCOME.
Corner, beautiful home in
great area. 786-344-3278
5650 N.E. MIAMI COURT
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Please contact Joseph. Louis
at 305-632-2426.
7749 N.W. 2nd Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$750 monthly, central air,
and all appliances included.
Call Joel at 786-355-7578
781 NW 8 Avenue (rear)
One bedroom, appliances in-
cluded. Utilities payed by
tenant. $500 monthly. $1375
to move in. 305-742-1050

8421 N.W. 25th Avenue
Two bedrooms. $800 a
month. $2400 move in.


Call 305-759-7300 or
770-826-0680
912 N.W. 46 Street
Spacious three bedroom,
one bath. Hardwood floors,
ceramic tile, central air, and
fenced backyard. $1200
monthly.
305-331-2431


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baths, Foreclosure. $50,000!
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HOLLYWOOD AREA
Nice four bedroom two bath
with large yard. $1650
monthly. Section 8 welcome.
Call 954-205-4487
NORTHWESTAREA
Three bedroom, two bath,
and many extras. Appoint-
ment only. $1250 monthly.
305-685-6795
POMPANO AREA
Four bedroom one bath with
large yard. Nice neighbor-
hood. $1500 monthly.
Section 8 Welcome.
954-205-4487
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1179 NW 136 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Updated. Large yard. Asking
$230,000. $5000 closing
cost.
A2Z Real Estate
786-399-4554
1475 NW 83 Street
Not Just Another Realty has
remodeled two bedrooms,
one bath and new appliances,
for $159K. 954-430-9112
1555 NW 62 TERRACE
Beautiful two bedroom one
bath. Florida room or third
bedroom. Totally renovated.
Owner will contribute 5K in
closing cost. Financing avail-
able at $933 per month. Ask-
ing,$159,000. 786-282-6322
2134 N.W. 80th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
with family room, central air,
Everything brand new. Ce-
ramic tile and carpet. ALL
APPLIANCES Asking
$195,000.
Call Monique Morgan Realty
786-285-8872
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 EAST GOLF DRIVE
Three bedrooms, one bath
with family room, central air,
Everything brand new! 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
7570 Miramar Parkway
Four bedrooms, two baths,
corner lot, updated kitchen
Asking $315,000
A2Z Real Estate
786-399-4554
7641 SW 169 Street
Four bedroooms, two baths.
AS IS. Patio, pool, two car
garage, great area near
schools. $600,000.
Pace Real Estate
305-249-7003
BROWARD AREA
Sale or lease. Three and four
bedrooms. $3500 move in.
754-204-3260

DADE COUNTY
There are no housing short-
age only a shortage of quali-
fied people. Call for more in-
formation. Napolean Realty
Dororthy Bradley
786-380-7545
FORECLOSURES
Five bedrooms, Must Sell!
Only $33,500
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Below market values.
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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


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Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, big yard, $195,000, ap-
pointments, 305-742-5081.
MIRAMAR
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GATED COMMUNITY
Two story four bedrooms,
two 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


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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
MIAMI-DADE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT
DESIGN OF A MAJOR GRAVITY INTERCEPTOR
OCI PROJECT NO. E05-WASD-20

The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
Code and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional engineering services will be required
for the design of a Major Gravity Interceptor and to assist the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department
(WASD) with construction management services.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENT:
Proposers are advised of the following minimum consultant requirement. The prime and/or subconsul-
tants selected must have experience in the following area:
Designing large-sized gravity interceptors or pressurized mains 36 inches or larger in diameter.
The above expertise must be met by a qualified individuals) of the prime consultant's and/or subcon-
sultant's firm who has demonstrated project experience related to the above minimum requirement.
The experience must be demonstrated by direct or substantial involvement of the individual(s) in a
supervisory capacity at the project manager level or above in these projects. The determination of the
individual's qualifications and compliance with this minimum requirement shall be at the sole discretion
of the County.
Please note that the individual(s) providing such expertise must be at the project manager leyel or
above,and.must: (1) Be.an employee of theconsultant; (2) Have supervisory responsibility at the proj-
ect manager level or above, and (3) Have a direct and substantial involvement with the proposed proj-
ect on a day-to-day basis. The firm's selection will be based upon the experience and expertise of the
firm and the individual(s) providing such experience to meet the minimum requirement. The individual(s)
providing the required expertise shall not be reassigned during the course of the contract without the
express written consent of County. Any such substitutions shall be of equivalent or better qualifications
and the County reserves the right to review and approve replacements and/or substitutions at its sole
discretion.
Any respondents not meeting the above minimum experience requirement will not be considered for fur-
ther evaluation by the Competitive Selection Committee. Information regarding the aforementioned
minimum requirements must be included in Sections F and/or G of OCI Form 1, as indicated in Section
2.1(2).
SCOPE OF SERVICES
The scope of services consists of engineering services to provide the design of a major gravity inter-
ceptor and assisting WASD staff with construction management services. The line will connect to the
existing 72- inch interceptor located at S.W. 4th Avenue and 4th Street, continue westerly to S.W. 5th
Avenue and S.W. 4th Street and continue southerly from that intersection to connect to the existing 54-
inch interceptor at S.W. 5th Avenue and 11th Street. The size of the line will be between 54-72 inches
depending on the siting of the proposed regional Pump Station CP-A. The consultant will also provide
the selection of pipe materials, final line sizing and routing, survey and geotechnical investigations,
preparation of contract plans and specifications, assistance with obtaining permits, public involvement,
and assistance during the procurement and construction phases of the major gravity interceptor. The
estimated construction cost of the project is $9,500,000.
One qualified consultant will be retained under a non-exclusive Professional Services Agreement for an
effective term of six (6) years, with maximum compensation of $1,200,000. No minimum amount of
work or compensation will be assured to the retained consultant.
TECHNICAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS


9.02
16.00
17.00


6.01 Water and Sanitary Sewer Systems Water Distribution and Sanitary
Sewer Collection and Transmission Systems (PRIME)
Soils, Foundations and Materials Testing Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Services
General Civil Engineering 15.01 Surveying and Mapping Land Surveying
Engineering Construction Management


A copy of the Notice To Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provi-
sions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering
Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respec-
tively for the unit is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded elec-
tronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail
address in their vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-
line. Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notifi-
cation. The NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained on line at http://www.co.miami-
dade.fl.us/dpm, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."
The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Terry L. Rolle who may be contacted via e-mail at
xtlr@miamidade.gov, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-2272.
CONTRACT MEASURE REQUIREMENTS
One (1) Agreement 25% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Goal

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on January 23, 2006, at 10:00 A.M. in
Conference Room 566-C, 5th Floor of the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department, located
at 3071 S.W. 38th Avenue, Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties
ARE ENCOURAGED to attend.
Deadline for submission of proposals is February 8, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE
ADVISED THAT ANY AND ALL SEALED PROPOSAL ENVELOPES OR CONTAINERS RECEIVED
AFTER THE ABOVE SPECIFIED RESPONSE DEADLINE SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code, as amended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27
for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.


Carlos A. Gimenez
Miami-Dade County Commissioner
District 7


Mom & Pop Small Business Grant Program
for Miami-Dade County, District 7
Grant funds available to
qualifying business owners
(up to $10,000 per business)
Applications being accepted
January 23 February 10, 2006


Applications available at:
Coral Way NET Office, 1300 SW 12 Ave.
W. Flagler NET Office, 4343 W. Flagler, #102
N.E. Coconut Grove NET Office, 2820 McFarlane Rd
S.W. Coconut Grove NET Office, 3692-B Grand Ave
Coral Gables City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way


Key Biscayne City Hall, 88 W. Mclntyre St.
South Miami City Hall, 6130 Sunset Drive
Pinecrest City Hall, 12645 Pinecrest Pkwy.
Kendall Team Metro, 11609 N. Kendall Dr.
Urban Empowerment Corp, 3672 Grand Ave.


Applications will also be available for download at wwwmiamidade.gov/district 07
or nanaflorg starting on January 23, 2006.

An informational workshop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 31, 2006 at the Frankie S. Rolle
Center, 3750 South Dixie Hwy., Room 115, Coconut Grove. Business funded in prior years may apply.
Applications must be mailed or hand delivered on or before February 10, 2006 to Att:
Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez Mom & Pop Program 111 NW First Street Suite 220 Miami, FL 33128
For more information, contact Ms. Lawanza Finney at (305) 756-0605 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
All applications will be subject to selection committee review.


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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)
RENOVATION OF THE CULMER NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE CENTER
OCI PROJECT NO. A05-GSA-02 GOB 217-7033

The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
Code and Administrative Order 3-39, that professional architectural and engineering (A/E) design serv-
ices will be required for the renovation of the Culmer Neighborhood Service Center located at 1600
N.W. 3rd Avenue. The aforementioned services are required by GSA on behalf of the Miami-Dade
County Department of Human Services.
The scope of services include but are not limited to providing architectural and engineering design serv-
ices, landscape architecture, and construction management services to renovate the existing 38,493
square foot Culmer Neighborhood Service Center, which comprises of three buildings. Services include,
but are not limited to: modernizing the interior of the three buildings located on the site, improving exte-
rior lighting, upgrading the existing parking lot, handicap accessibility for the buildings and necessary
upgrades to meet current building code requirements.
One qualified consultant will be retained under a non-exclusive professional services agreement (PSA)
with an effective term of two (2) years. The estimated construction budget for this project is
$4,419,420.00.
TECHNICAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS


14.00 Architecture (PRIME)


11.00
12.00
13.00
16.00


General Structural Engineering
General Mechanical Engineering
General Electrical Engineering
General Civil Engineering


17.00
18.00
20.00


Engineering Construction Management
Architectural Construction Management
Landscape Architecture


A copy of the Notice To Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provi-
sions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering
Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respec-
tively for the unit is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded elec-
tronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail
address in their vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-
line. Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notifi-
cation. The NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained on line at http://www.co.miami-
dade.fl.us/dpm, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."
The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Amado Gonzalez who may be contacted via e-mail at gon-
zaam@miamidade.gov, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-1428.
CONTRACT MEASURE REQUIREMENTS
One (1) Agreement 18% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Goal
A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on January 26, 2006, at 3:00 P.M. in
Conference Room 18-4, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street,
Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to
attend.
Deadline for submission of proposals is February 9, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE
ADVISED THAT ANY AND ALL SEALED PROPOSAL ENVELOPES OR CONTAINERS RECEIVED
AFTER THE ABOVE SPECIFIED RESPONSE DEADLINE SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code, as amended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27
for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.


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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)
ARCHITECTURAL PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY,
AND
ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES FOR
THE NEW WYNWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE CENTER
OCI PROJECT NO. A05-GSA-03 GOB 215-7020

The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the County Code and
Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional architectural and engineering (A/E) services will
be required for architectural programming and development strategy for the New Wynwood
Neighborhood Service Center. The aforementioned services are required by GSA on behalf of the
Miami-Dade County Department of Human Services.

The scope of services consists of providing architectural programming and development strategy, archi-
tectural and engineering design services, and assistance to GSA staff with the design and construction
management for the demolition of the current Wynwood Neighborhood Service Center, located at 2902
NW 2nd Avenue, in Miami, Florida, and reconstruction of a new facility. The selected consultant is
expected to have provided the afore-mentioned services, with verifiable experience in designing neigh-
borhood service centers, 25,000 Sq. Ft. or greater in size, for governmental agencies or non-profit
organizations.

The future service center will function as a one-stop facility providing an array of comprehensive social
services to neighboring communities. Co-located service providers include the Department of Children
and Families, Juvenile Justice, Community Action Agency, adult day care centers, child day care cen-
ters, Empowerment Trust, Homeless Assistance, mental health and workforce agencies, private social
service agencies, and various other community service providers. The approximate size and layout of
the future building is unknown at this time, and it will be determined during the programming phase.

The estimated construction cost is $4,463,950.00, and the non-exclusive professional services agree-
ment (PSA) will conclude upon completion of the new facility including the one year warranty period.

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS


14.00 Architecture (PRIME)
18.00 Architectural Construction Management (PRIME)


11.00
12.00
13.00


General Structural Engineering 16.00
General Mechanical Engineering 17.00
General Electrical Engineering 20.00


General Civil Engineering
Engineering Construction Management
Landscape Architecture


A copy of the Notice To Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provi-
sions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering
Unit located at 111 NW 1st Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respective-
ly for the unit is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded elec-
tronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail
address in their vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-
line. Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notifi-
cation. The NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained online at http://www.miamidade.gov
at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."

The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Fernando V. Ponassi, who may be contacted via e-mail
at FernanP@miamidade.gov, fax at (305) 350-6265 or phone at (305) 375-5637.

CONTRACT MEASURE REQUIREMENTS

One (1) Agreement 25% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Goal

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on February 1, 2006, at 11:00 A.M. in
Conference Room 18-4, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street,
Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to
attend.

Deadline for submission of proposals is February 17, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE
ADVISED THAT ANY AND ALL SEALED PROPOSAL ENVELOPES OR CONTAINERS RECEIVED
AFTER THE ABOVE SPECIFIED RESPONSE DEADLINE SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code, asamended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27
for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SEAPORT DEPARTMENT
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES (PMC)
OCI PROJECT NO. E05-SEA-01

The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the County Code and
Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional architectural and engineering (A/E) services will
be required for program management consultant (PMC) services for the Miami-Dade Seaport
Department.

Program management consultant services will be required for the Miami-Dade Seaport Department
(Seaport). There will be no duplication between the work of Seaport staff and the Program
Management Consultant (PMC). The PMC will function as specialized support staff to the Seaport
Department. The County does not currently employ the many construction, engineering, planning and
other specialists in the numbers that are required to implement the capital projects at the Port of Miami.
The PMC will support Seaport staff in all program management functions necessary to ensure that
Seaport projects are completed on time and within budget. PMC personnel will be available to the
County based on specific work authorizations dictated by the amount of work required. The County will
manage the PMC and all Seaport projects. Seaport staff will be responsible for implementing all policy
decisions made by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) regarding the implementation of all
Seaport projects and will supervise the PMC in their performance of specific duties. Seaport will employ
sufficient County staff to monitor and control the PMC's activities. Seaport will be the managing agency
for this contract.

The PMC will prepare a yearly work plan to be reviewed and approved by Seaport staff. The work plan
will include authorized tasks, staffing (including a clear description of what each consultant employee
will be working on), proposed fees and deliverables with specifictimetables for completion. Seaport will
define scopes of work for all PMC assigned tasks, negotiate the cost of these assigned tasks and super-
vise the PMC during the performance of these tasks as well as review and approve the PMC work prod-
uct when completed. Seaport will have the authority under the agreement to review consultant employ-
ee qualifications, approve every consultant employee as well as request the removal of any consultant
employee from the work. The PMC will also provide assistance to Seaport and other County staff in the
coordination and oversight of all Design Consultants .and Construction Management Consultants
(including Construction Engineering & Inspection Consultants) for all Seaport Projects. It is also impor-
tant to note that the PMC will not perform design or inspection services. Separately selected A&E firms
will perform those functions.

If and when requested by Seaport, the PMC support services may include, but not necessarily be lim-
ited to:
Short and long-range planning; facilities planning, project programming,:design-oversight (criteria- and
standards), oversight of engineering and inspection consultants, quality ssurance'obversight, design cri-
teria and standards oversight, value engineering, project control, contract administration, estimating,
utility relocation, configuration management and document control, and claims administration. The
above services consist of extensive coordination with other government/private entities on behalf of the
Port of Miami. The selected consultant may be asked to monitor and provide project management on
the following projects:


C-3 Command and Control Center
Cruise Terminals D and E
Cruise Terminal 1 Improvements
Cruise Provisions Buildings
Water Main improvements
Rail Facilities Infrastructure
Cruise Terminal A
Cruise Terminal B & C Rehabilitation
Sanitary Sewer Forcemain Improvements
Security Improvements


Parking Garages D and E
Cargo Facility Improvements
New Cargo Facilities
Bascule Bridge Improvements
Phase III Dredging Projects
Entry Gate Projects
Port Access Improvements
Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades
Restricted Area Access Projects
Cargo Yard Improvements


Seaport reserves the right to add other projects, in addition to the aforementioned projects, with the
approval from the Office of Capital Improvements (OCI).

Consultants are required to have experience in project management consulting services for a seaport
to include deepwater port infrastructure, fast-track projects, construction management and design-build.
One qualified consultant will be retained under a non-exclusive professional services agreement (PSA)
with a maximum compensation of $5,000,000 for an effective term of three years, with an option to
extend at the discretion of the County Manager, for two (2) additional one (1) year periods.

Prime and subconsultants with a current agreement or an open Work/Service Order with Miami-Dade
County for design and/or construction management services for Miami-Dade Seaport Department will
be required to submit a request for an opinion from the Commission on Ethics, refer to Section 1.14 of
the NTPC, prior to the submittal date. In addition, the prime consultant and their subconsultants select-
ed for award of this solicitation will not be allowed to propose or be considered for any design and/or
construction management services advertised for the Seaport Department during the effective term of
this Program Management Consulting Services agreement.

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

5.01 PORT AND WATERWAY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DESIGN (PRIME)
5.02 PORT AND WATERWAY SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (PRIME)
5.11 PORT AND WATERWAY SYSTEMS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (PRIME)

A copy of the Notice To Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provi-
sions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering
Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respec-
tively for the unit is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded elec-
tronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail
address in their vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-
line. Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notifi-
cation. The NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained on line at http://www.co.miami-
dade.fl.us/dpm, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."

The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Faith Samuels who may be contacted via e-mail at
fty@miamidade.gov, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-2774.
CONTRACT MEASURE REQUIREMENTS

NO MEASURES

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on February 1, 2006, at 10:00 A.M., at
the Miami-Dade Seaport Department, 1015 N. America Way, 5th Floor Main Conference Room, Miami,
Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to attend.

Deadline for submission of proposals is February 17, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE
ADVISED THAT ANY AND ALL SEALED PROPOSAL ENVELOPES OR CONTAINERS RECEIVED
AFTER THE ABOVE SPECIFIED RESPONSE DEADLINE SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code, as amended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27
for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.


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NONEXCLUSIVE PERMITS TO PROVIDE
GENERAL AERONAUTICAL SERVICES
TO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT OPERATORS AND AIRLINES
AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RFP NO. MDAD-07-05


CITY OF NORTH MIAMI BEACH
PUBLIC NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2006

Council Conference Meeting: 4"' Floor Conference Room, (TBA)
Regular City Council Meeting: 2nd Floor Council Chambers, 7:30 PM
Location: 17011 N.E. 19 Avenue, North Miami Beach

All interested parties are invited to attend this meeting.

Solomon Odenz, City Clerk
Howard B. Lenard, City Attorney

Notice:" 1) Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City
Council with respect to any matter to be considered at this meeting, that
person shall insure 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); 2) In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Office of the City Clerk no later than four (4)
days prior to the proceedings. Telephone (305) 787-6001 for assistance; if
hearing impaired, telephone our TDD line at (305) 948-2909 for assistance.


CITY OF MIAMI
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Miami Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for the Southeast Overtown/Park West and
the Omni Districts has scheduled a Board Meeting to be held on Monday,
January 30, 2006, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Doubletree Grand Hotel
(Grand Ballroom), located at 1717 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, Florida.

All interested persons are invited to attend. For copies of the agenda,
please contact the CRA Office at (305) 679-6800.

Priscilla A. Thompson
(#15684) Clerk of the Board




JAMES A. CUMMINGS, INC.
General Contractors
3575 Northwest 53rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Ohone: (954) 733-4211 Broward
(305) 945-8146 Dade
Fax: (954) 4859688


"James A. Cummings, Inc., Construction Manager at Risk, will be accepting
proposals for the Guaranteed Maximum Price Estimate or the Early
Site 'ork Package for State School JJJ for Miami Dade County Public
Sc. ols on February 20, 2006. The site is located in Hialeah gardens and
is )proximately 56.2 acres. Located just north of State Road 25
(Ockeechobee Road), east of Hialeah Gardens Boulevard and west of NW
92 Avenue. The total street frontage along Hialeah gardens Boulevard is
approx. 660 feet and the frontage along NW 92 Avenue is approx. 1,498
' .. The work includes extensive site improvements including, but not lim-
to, massive clearing and grubbing, demolition, wetlands mitigation,
noval of unsuitable soils and placement of clean structural fill materials
f, the entire 56.2 acres site. Work is required for construction of a new high
sc iool, middle school, and elementary school. A pre-bid meeting will be
held at our office for all bidders on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 10:00
am. James A. Cummings, Inc. is actively seeking Small Business Enterprise
(SBE) Subcontractors and suppliers for this package. Bid documents are
available though Cummings, Dodge and CMD. For more information please
call Jessica Barandiaran @ James A. Cummings, Inc. @ 3575 NW 53rd
Street; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309; (954)733-4211 or Fax: (954) 485-
9688.


Sealed Proposals for the 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 2:00 P.M., Friday, February 24, 2006 or as modified by
addendum, at which time all Proposals will be taken to a room to be
designated by the Clerk of the Board in said Stephen P. Clark
Center, where the "Technical Proposal" will be publicly opened
and the names of the Proposers will be read aloud. The County
will receive sealed proposals from qualified, interested parties
based upon the terms, covenants and provisions of this advertise-
ment and the Request for Proposals ("RFP"). An unbound one-
sided original and ten (10) bound copies (a total of 11 sets) must be
received by the deadline for receipt of proposals specified in the
advertisement for this RFP. The Proposal shall include the
Proposer's Technical Proposal and all other required documenta-
tion as noted in the Instructions to Proposers. The County reserves
the right to poStpone or cancel the Request for Proposal opening at
any time prior)to the scheduled opening of proposals. Proposers
are invited to be present. Proposals received after the time and
date specified'will not be opened or considered. These Permits will
be issued by the Miami-Dade County Aviation Department.

THE SCOPE OF SERVICES for these Permits will include a full
range of ground services through contractual arrangements
between the air carriers and the Permittees at Miami International
Airport. These services could include, but may not necessarily be
limited to, the following aeronautical services namely Ramp, Porter
Assistance, Passenger, Dispatching and Communications,
Meteorological Navigation, Ticket Counter and Operations Space,
Janitorial, Delayed Baggage, and Security Services for Commercial
Aircraft Operators and Airlines at Miami International Airport as
more specifically described in these documents.

The County intends that initially there will be up to five companies
at Miami International Airport operating under a General
Aeronautical Services Permit upon completion of this Request for
Proposal process. However, the County reserves the right to issue
additional permits during the term of the Permits as it determines in
its sole discretion to be appropriate.

The Permits are expected to become effective November 1, 2006
for a five (5) year period with the Department authorized to extend
the permits for two (2) separate two (2) year extensions.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS: Request for
Proposal documents will be available on or after January 24, 2006.
Prospective Proposers may obtain the Request for Proposal
Documents from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, Contracts
Administration Division, 4200 N.W. 36 Street, Building 5A, 4th
Floor, Miami, Florida 33122 by payment of $50.00 (non-refundable)
per set, check or money order, made payable to the Miami-Dade
Aviation Department. The Request for Proposal Documents may
also be requested in writing to the Department at P.O. Box 592075,
Miami, Florida 33159 or by fax at (305) 876-8068. Each Proposer
shall furnish an address, telephone and FAX numbers for the pur-
pose of contact during solicitation process. All Proposals shall be
submitted as set forth in the Instructions to Proposers.

PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE: The Miami-Dade Aviation
Department will hold a Pre-Proposal Conference on Wednesday,
February 1, 2006 at 10:00 A.M., Miami International Airport,
Concourse A, Terminal Building, 4th Floor Auditorium, Miami,
for all interested parties. Attendance will be limited to two (2) rep-
resentatives per firm. Any changes to this Request for Proposal
will be by written addendum. 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 accommodations, or air-
port-related ADA concerns, please contact the MDAD Office of ADA
Coordination at (305) 876-0856.

PROPOSAL GUARANTY: Each Proposal must be accompanied
by a Proposal Guaranty in the amount of $25,000.00 in the manner
required by the Instruction to Proposers. No Proposal may be
withdrawn after the scheduled opening date and time for the
Proposals. The County reserves the right to reject any or all pro-
posals, to waive informalities and irregularities, to cancel the adver-
tisement, to cancel all proposals, to reject all proposals, or to re-
advertise for proposals.

THE PROPOSER'S PROPOSAL IS SUBJECT TO THE FOL-
LOWING PROVISIONS, AMONG OTHERS:

1) Contract Measures: Local Developing Business ("LDB") over-
all goal of fifteen percent (15%)

2) Living Wages in accordance with Section 2-8.9 of the Miami-
Dade County Code


3) CONE OF SILENCE: Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
County Code and Administrative Order 3-27 ("Cone of Silence
Provisions"), as amended, 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. The Cone of Silence prohibits commu-
nication regarding RFPs, RFQs, or bids between: A) potential ven-
dors, 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; B) a potential vendor,
service provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant and the Mayor,
County Commissioners or their respective staffs; C) the Mayor,
County Commissioners or their respective staffs and any member
of the County's professional staff including, but not limited to, the
County Manager and the County Manager's staff; D) a potential
vendor, service provider, bidder, lobbyist, or consultant and any
member of the selection committee therefore; E) the Mayor, County
Commissioners or their respective staffs and member of the selec-
tion committee therefore; F) any member of the County'sqprofes-
sional staff and any member of the selection committee therefore.

Section 2.11.1(t) of the County Code and Administrative Order 3-
27, as amended, permits oral communications regarding a particu-
lar RFP, RFQ or bid for solicitation of goods or services between
any person and the contracting officer responsible for administering
the procurement process for such RFP, RFQ, or bid, provided that
the communication is limited strictly to matters of process or proce-
dure already contained in the corresponding solicitation document.

The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to oral communi-
cations at pre-proposal conferences, oral presentations
before selection committees, contract negotiations during any
duly noticed public meetings, public presentations made to
the Board of County Commissioners during any duly noticed
public meeting, or communications in writing at any time
unless specifically prohibited by the applicable RFP, RFQ, or
bid document. Proposers must file a copy of any written
communications with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be
made available to any person upon request. Written commu-
nications may be submitted via e-mail to the Clerk of the
Board at CLERKBCC@MIAMIDADE.GOV. 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 the
Cone of Silence Provisions by any proposer and bidder shall ren-
der any RFP award, RFQ award, or bid award voidable. Any
person having personal knowledge of a violation of the Cone of
Silence provisions shall report such violation to the State
Attorney and/ or may file a complaint with the Ethics
Commission. Proposers should reference the actual Cone of
Silence Provisions for further clarification.

Failure of the Proposer to comply with Miami-Dade County
Ordinances Nos. 98-106 and 02-3 may result in the disqualifica-
tion of the Proposer.

All Proposers will be notified in writing when the County Manager
makes an award recommendation to the Board of County
Commissioners.

The Contact Person for this Request for Proposal is:


Name and Title:

Name of Agency:
Mailing Address:
33159
Physical Location:

Telephone:
Facsimile:


Pedro J. Betancourt,
Aviation Procurement Contract Officer
Miami Dade Aviation Department
PO Box 592075, Miami, Florida

4200 NW 36th Street, Bldg. 5A,
Suite 400,
Miami, Florida 33122
(305) 876-7345
(305) 876-8068


4) The County shall not be responsible for any modifications or
alterations made to the Request for Proposal Documents other
than those made by Addendum. Proposers are advised to care-
fully check their Request for Proposal Documents to make cer-
tain the documents they obtained contain the complete set of doc-
uments. Any partial set of documents obtained shall be at the
Proposer's risk.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK

BY: DEPUTY CLERK


MIAMI-DADE



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.gov/dpm. 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.


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try (mainly taxicabs,
limousines, jitneys
and 'private school
buses) lost and found
items, and issues of
driver behavior, such
as discourtesy, over-
charging and refusal
to transport passen-
gers on short trips,
were most frequent.
In the area of home
services, many of the


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Category Number of
Cable Television 902
Motor Vehicle Repair 731
For-Hire Transportation 568
Home Services 240
Electronics Sales 188
Credit Related 187
Towing 151
Automotive Sales 131
Internet 124
Furniture Sales 122
Retail Stores 115
Business Opportunities 115
Mail Order 114
Cell Phones 110
Landlord /Tenant 109
Electronics Service 93
Utilities 80
Travel Related & Tours 50
Moving and Storage 47
Appliance Services 43


year.
The majority of com-
plaints received about
cable television con-
cerned outages and
service / reception
problems relating to
hurricanes Katrina
and Wilma. The
Consumer Services
Department enforces
County laws that
require cable TV com-
panies to provide
credit to consumers
for outages. Under
these laws the cable
TV companies must
take timely corrective
actions in resolving
service problems.
An examination of
CSD's complaint
information for 2005
showed that among
the consumers who
called the
Department's
Mediatio_. Center
about :rimotor vehicle
repairipr-lplems, many
had complained about
faulty repairs.
Miami-Dade's Motor
Vehicle Repair
Ordinance requires
that motor vehicle
repair mechanics pass
a test to demonstrate
competence in their
area of expertise and
then obtain a license
from CSD. With
regards to shops, the
ordinance prescribes
that these businesses,
whether they do
mechanical repair,
bodywork or painting,
be licensed by the
Department. The
Ordinance also
requires that repairs
be completed in accor-
dance with automotive
industry repair stan-
dards.
Of 568 complaints
received from passen-
gers about the private
transportation indus-


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with service providers
taking deposits but
failing to perform the
work, faulty installa-
tions, or failure to
honor warranties.
In the area of elec-
tronic product sales
many of the com-


Miami-Dade County Public Schools


Cable television,
motor vehicle repairs,
for-hire transporta-
tion, home services
and stores which sell
electronic goods
topped the list of
areas about which
consumers com-
plained to the Miami-
Dade County
Consumer Services
Department (CSD) last


ments being reached
between the complain-
ing consumers and
the business opera-
tors involved; in civil


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citations being issued
against business
operators; or in some
cases, licenses being
suspended.


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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY,
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."


Bid Number Opening Title Pre-Bid Conference
Download Date Addendums

114-EE05 2/23/2006 CARBONLESS AND SPECIALTY PAPERS

060-FF03 2/16/2006 RFP: Food Order Management System
A pre-bid conference
will be held Thursday,
February 2, 2006 at
132-EE09 2/9/2006 Stripwood Flooring: Repair, Replace 10:00 a.m. in
and Refinish Maintenance
Maintenance
Operations Training
Room, 12525 NW 28
Avenue, Miami, Florida.

A pre-bid conference
will be held Thursday,
February 2, 2006 at
2:00 p.m. in
055-FF10 2/9/2006 Reinforced Concrete and Related i n t n a c
Services (Supply and Install) Oratin Tainin
Room, 12525 NW 28
Avenue, Miami, Florida.

029-FF10 2/7/2006 Outside Agencies Qualified to Operate
Alternative Education Programs for
Miami-Dade County Public Schools at
Risk Students


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


plaints were about
refurbished goods
being passed off as
new items, other forms
of product misrepre-
sentation, accusations
of overpricing and dis-
putes about return
policies. Many of these
complaints involved
visitors.
Other major com-
plaint areas were cred-
it related scams, tow-
ing, automotive sales,
internet fraud, and fur-
niture sales.
The Consumer
Services Department is
the County agency
charged with educat-
ing, informing and
protecting consumers
in Miami-Dade
through enforcing con-
sumer protection laws
and business regula-
tions, licensing certain
businesses and investi-
gating consumer com-
plaints. The
Department also regu-
lates taxicabs, private
school buses and jit-
neys.
CSD's Mediation
Center receives con-
sumer complaints via
telephone at (305) 375-
3677. Consumers can
also file complaints
electronically by visit-
ing the Department's
website at www.miami-
dade.gov/csd.
The Center's inter-
vention in these cases
can result in settle-


When:
SOpen House:
" Meeting:

"Where:


Monday, February 6, 2006
5:00-5:30 PM
5:30-7:30 PM

Florida International University
Graham Center Room
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, Florida 3319.9


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Miller School of Medicine Campus
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PUBLIC MEETING
Acceler8
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February 6, 2006


The South Florida Water Management District will hold a Water Resource Advisory
Commission (WRAC) Issues Workshop meeting on Monday February 6, 2006. The
purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the concepts presented in the
Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands-Phase 1 (a component of the Acceler8
Program) Basis of Design Report (BODR) and encourage and provide an
opportunity for public participation. The BODR is available for review on the
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