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Super Bowl XL MVP
Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward holds his
son after winning the Superbowl XL against the Seattle
Seahawks in Detroit on Sunday. Miami Times Photo/Rich Jackson


Battle heats up


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FAMU's 'Marching 100' will appear with Kanye West and Jamie
Foxx on Wednesday night's Grammy Awards. BCC's Marching
Wildcats star in new Cadillac commercial.


By Renee M. Harris
rharris( )miamitimesonline.com


The tradition of Black college bands
is a unique, hugely popular phenome-
non that is as much a part of the rich
HBCU historically Black colleges
and universities legacy as the spir-
ited football games.
SAt white college football games, as is.
the case with professional football
}games, half-time is seen as an oppor-
iunity for fans to visit the concession
stand and take a bathroom break.
SAt Black college football games, no


one moves during half-time because to
do so would mean missing high step-
ping, crowd-pleasing, beautifully cho-
reographed, marching band routines
that fuse old school R & B with today's
beat-heavy hip hop tunes.
While the nation's HBCUs boast
highly talented, tremendously enter-
taining marching bands with huge fan
followings, Florida has been home to
an Intrastate battle of the bands
between two of the nation's finest:
Florida A & M's 'Marching 100' and
the 'Marching Wildcats' of Bethune
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Moss named to Regional Planning Council


Miami-Dade Commissioner
Dennis Moss has been appoint-
ed to the South Florida
Regional Planning
Council which evalu-
ates and makes recom-
mendations on pro-
posed development.
Commission
Chairman Joe
Martinez drew sharp
criticism from environ-
mentalists for yanking M
Commissioner Katy
Sorenson off the council sever-
al weeks ago. Sorenson, an
environmental advocate who
had sat on the council for more
than a decade, said her
removal was retribution for
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Martinez's new
appointments were
Moss whose office
initially said he would
decline the appoint-
ment and
Commissioner Carlos
Gimenez.
Moss stressed that
his temporary reluc-
S tance to accept was not
in deference to
Sorenson.
"I want it to be clear that none
of my actions have anything to
do with the current controversy
over the chairman's right to
appoint whomever he wants,"
Moss said in a statement.


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Fire fee fiasco

no laughing matter


Miami's mayor, city manager, attorneys and com-
missioners thought they got away with duping
their constituents. They also thought the matter
was funny. The only thing funny about the whole mess is
the kind of business still being passed off as legitimate in
the city of Miami.
The city anticipated that the fire fee it imposed on taxpay-
ers would be ruled unconstitutional and proceeded to hatch
a scheme to help it save millions of dollars that it obviously
did not have. The city manager, mayor and commission are
now all trying to dodge the proverbial bullet by claiming
ignorance.
Recent news reports and city documents make it crystal
clear that the city manager, the mayor and the commission-
ers were aware that they were approving a settlement that
would cheat taxpayers of millions of dollars.
There is plenty of blame to go around. The plaintiffs attor-
ney, Hank Adorno, has committed legal malpractice.
Adorno is pleading innocence but, the local leader and child
advocate was complicit in this whole scheme. As an officer
of the court, he was aware of the unfolding sham and did
nothing to inform the judiciary of its occurrence.
The seven people who benefitted from the city's deception
are accessories to the fiasco. They accepted huge pay outs
and agreed to remain silent until it was too late for other
taxpayers to make a claim. They now insist that they
deserve the money because of the duration of their battle
with the city and because they were "begged to take it."
Hogwash. The deal may have made them financially rich
but the seven plaintiffs are morally bankrupt.
The lawyers involved in this scandal help perpetuate the
public's perception that their profession is full of sleazy,
unethical scheme artists who use clever legal tactics to mis-
lead and then feign ignorance when their sleight of hand is
revealed.
The whole deal casts doubts on whether Miami's improved
national image is a true reflection of a changed city or a
masked version of its former corrupt self.

AIDS still a huge

problem for Blacks
XYTesterday was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness
Day. The rates of HIV/AIDS in Black communities
is so unacceptably high that a special day has
been set aside to focus attention on the crisis.
A recent study has revealed that although Blacks are
being diagnosed with the AIDS virus at lower levels,
Blacks still lead the nation in the number of new infec-
tions with the AIDS virus in this country.
The statistics are staggering. Just five short years ago,
HIV/AIDS was among the top three causes of death for
Black men aged 25-54 years and among the top four
causes of death for Black women aged 20-54 years. It was
the number one cause of death for Black women aged
25-34 years.
During 2000-2003, HIV/AIDS rates for Black females
were 19 times the rates for white females and 5 times the
rates for Hispanic females; they also exceeded the rates
for males of all races/ethnicities other than Blacks. Rates
for Black males were seven times those for white males
and three times those for Hispanic males.
Despite the prevalence of information to help prevent
the spread of the disease, several factors continue to
impact on the rate of HIV/AIDS in the Black community.
Black women may not be aware, or are choosing to
ignore, possible risks for HIV infection such as unprotect-
ed sex with multiple partners, bisexuality, or injection
drug use.
Drug abuse continues to be a major factor in the rate of
HIV infection among Blacks. Injection drug use is the 2nd
leading cause of HIV infection for Black women and the
3rd leading cause of HIV infection for Black men. In addi-
tion to being at risk from sharing needles, casual and
chronic substance users are more likely to engage in
high-risk behaviors, such as unprotected sex, when they
are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases
(STDs) are those for Blacks.
Studies show that a significant number of Black men
who have sex with other men identify themselves as het-
erosexual the so-called down low phenomenon. As a
result, they may not relate to prevention messages craft-
ed for men who identify themselves as homosexual.
Nearly 1 in 4 Blacks live in poverty. Studies have found
an association between higher AIDS incidence and lower
income. The socioeconomic problems associated with
poverty, including limited access to high-quality health
care and HIV prevention education, directly or indirectly
increase HIV risk.
The message on this annual occasion must be rein-
forced with the same daily messages to the Black com-
munity.
Get educated. Get involved. Get tested. Get treated.


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Why not do the right thing -
refund fire fee taxes now
Why not do the right thing refund fire fee taxes now.
The issue of the fire fund settlement continues to play out. Now
it is clear that a memorandum outlining the fact that the settle-
ment was for only the named plaintiffs, and not the class, has
come to light. This memorandum was provided to the City
Commissioners and Manager.
Assuming that no one read the memo, assume no one knew that
$7 million was only for 7 plaintiffs, assume that they did not want
the statute of limitations to run in other words assume that the
City Manager and Commissioner really cared about the taxpayers.
If we assumed they cared and are honest, then the City can
waive the statute of limitations defense, forget about the prior set-
tlemeht and do the right thing. Why not simply just begin issuing
refunds to the 80,000 taxpayers who paid a tax that was deemed
illegal by the Supreme Court?
The answer is simple the City Manager and Commissioners do
not want to have to refund the sum of $35-$75 million. As the City
Manager stated, if we refund the money, we are only going to have
to tax the citizens to pay the refund.
It comes down to simple math. The City of Miami would be in
financial chaos if they had to pay a refund to the 80,000 taxpay-
ers. It is for this reason, and this reason alone, that they had
hatched the agreement of a $7 million settlement with only seven
people. $7 million is a much lower number than $35 million, which
is the amount the class was seeking.

Should Bush be subject
to impeachment
President Clinton violated his marital vows and allegedly had sex
with Monica Lewinsky. This transgression and the Clintons alleged
involvement in a business transaction led to Kenneth Starr con-
ducting a multimillion dollar investigation and seeking the
impeachment of President Clinton.
President Bush has allegedly tortured prisoners in contravention
ito international humanitarian laws and our own domestic laws.
Even after Congress passed a stronger law prohibiting torture, the
,President indicated that he would not be bound by this law for
national security reasons. "
President Bush has also conducted illegal wiretaps on American
citizens. This issue is now before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
White House Attorney Gonzales is giving a prepared statement to
the Senate and not directly answering critical questions. The White
'House is refusing to voluntarily produce relevant documents.
It is clear that the Executive Branch is stonewalling. Now the
,question is why hasn't anyone authorized a special prosecutor to
investigate President Bush regarding his violation of human right
laws that resulted in the torture of individuals.
Is extra-marital sex a more heinous crime than torture? How
.about illegal wiretapping; is that less of a crime than a liaison with
Lewinsky? Have we completely lost our moral compass?
The United States used to criticize communist regimes, and dic-
-tatorships for human right violations, including torture. Now a
LJ.S. President is openly pursuing torture of "suspected terrorists."
What distinguishes President Bush from Stalin, or Pinochet?
c All three ignore international human right laws, all three
-engaged in torture and all three put individuals into prison with-
out even the semblance of due process.



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' You can't tell the players without a program, but it seems
an official program on Cuban exiles can't be found today.
'The case against two Florida International University
employees believed to be supplying Cuba information about
South Florida exiles has stirred up once again the element of
political distrust that exists between exiles on the left and
the right. This mistrust has caused serious problems among
local Cubans who are taking a closer look at longtime
friends, not sure if they are friend or foe. Possibly the biggest
loser is FIU President Modesto 'Mitch' Maidique who is get-
ting flack from Washington. Stay tuned.
******
If you are one of the few people left who hasn't realized that
big-time college football has taken over education as the
leader in major universities, then ask yourself this question.
Why is governor Jeb Bush making a pitch to recruit hotshot
New Jersey high school football star Myron Rolle to Florida
State University? Myron has received a total of 83 letters
from different universities recruiting his services.
******
The school board is concerned about oversight and
accountability of Miami-Dade's 39 charter schools. A lot of
people think many of the schools are making out like bandits
with their independent status of operation. One school with
only 140 students collects $24,000 a month in rent for a
building owned by the school's president. Stay tuned.

Look for a slew of wrongful death lawsuits by families of
Bimini, Bahamas residents who lost their lives in the
December 19, 2005 airplane crash of Chalks Flight 101 off
the coast of Miami Beach. The second suit was filed this
week by Richard Rutecky of Broward County.
******
Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen said a mouthful in his col-
umn about our country's immigration policy as "white foot,
black-foot" it's no secret that U.S. immigration policy is a
farce irrational, inconsistent, ineffective and discriminato-


ry. And no nationality has been more consistently singled
out for exclusion than the Haitians.
A prime example is the Department of Homeland Security's
continuing refusal to grant temporary protected status (TPS)
to Haitian migrants awaiting deportation hearings.


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The life of Mrs. Coretta Scott King reflected her strong, beautiful, remarkable spirit. During her
lifetime, she achieved a myriad of important roles: pastor's wife, mother, partner to a dream,
widow of a hero, associate of dignitaries, patron of the humble, teacher of the world, and
nurturing leader.

A devout believer in God, she was wholeheartedly devoted to peace, yet was a formidable force
against racism, poverty, and war. Her journey of love on this earth touched countless lives. May
her legacy of steadfast compassion continue to inspire the world.


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Do you believe Blacks should stop using the N-word?


GAURUS SMITH
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say yes but at
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time it's a
part of the
new culture
now. The
word doesn't
have the
same mean-
ing as it was back in the
days. We use the N-word for
so many things that it does-
n't bother me. I won't call my
preacher the N-word though.
I can't start talking to him as
if I'm around my homeboys.
You got to have the, proper
etiquette."

KRYSTAL FERGUSON
"Yes, in a
way. Back in
the days
white people
used to call
us the N-
word but now
we are calling
each other
that. It does-
n't make any sense because,
that was a way people used
to take advantage of us. Now
we are doing it to ourselves."
DEBORAH PALMER
"I don't like the word. I real-
ly don't associate myself with


people that
talk in that
Fashion. On
the other
hand, Blacks
using the N-
word really
shouldn't be
a problem.
There are
many other issues out there
such as going to school and
learning how to write a sen-
tence. With Blacks using that
word, they have to be careful
not to say it in public. If you
choose to use that word in
public among other national-
ities, then you should be able
to accept someone calling
you that."
NICK JOHNSON
"I feel we
should 'stop
using the N-
word but I
don't believe
people are
going stop
doing that.
When we use
the word society could keep
using it against us. It seems
as if it's not a derogatory
word anymore. Even
Spanish people are starting
to use the word to each
other. I don't believe it has a
real meaning unless it's.
directed towards me in a
negative way."


CHANDRA DAVID
"Yeah,
because
we should-
n't call
each other
that word.
People who
use the
word are
just igno-
rant. I
wouldn't want anyone else
calling me that especially if
they are white because it is
disrespectful."


MARC THORNTON
"Of course, because it's
racist
towards
one anoth-
er. Some
people will
get mad by
someone
calling
them the
N-word.
S o m e
Blacks folks will get mad at
you if you call them that.
Everyone doesn't talk the
same."


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Tallahassee and Daytona
Beach, respectively.
Rattler and Wildcat fans alike
have conceded in years past
that the 'Marching 100' had the
edge. With its penchant for pre-
cision marching and having
been credited for over 30 inno-
vative techniques that made it
one of the most imitated bands
ever, the 'Marching 100' has
been considered by most to be
not only the state's premier
HBCU band, but the nation's.
FAMU's fame has been inter-
national The BiCentennial
Parade in Paris in 1989, a
Welch's Grape soda commercial
and two Super Bowl appear-
ances. In 1985, the band
received the highly prestigious
Sudler Trophy 'an honor
bestowed upon the nation's top
college or university marching
band which has demonstrated
the highest of musical stan-
dards and innovative marching
routines and ideas . .'
In recent years, invitations to
participate in prominent events
that in the past might
have gone to FAMU have
instead been extended to the
'Marching Wildcats.' Consider
their appearance last year on
the Ellen Degeneris talk show
and in the 2003 highly popular
movie, 'Drumline," starring
Nick Cannon.
Rumor has it that FAMU was
invited to appear in the movie,
however, declined because the
band did not want to be seen as
a loser, placing third in the
movie's climactic battle of the
bands. Bethune's appearance,
meanwhile, helped propel the
band onto the national scene,
resulting in Degeneris' invita-
tion and in their appearance
recently in a stylized Cadillac
commercial.
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band is better has been brewing
for years and shows no sign of
subsiding. Virginia resident
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drum major at Bethune in 1987
and is adamant that Bethune's
band had surpassed the
Marching 100 in terms of qual-
ity and showmanship. "BCC's
band is hands down better than
the Rattlers. Their [FAMU] reign
is over," said Sears, a Florida
native now serving as an Army
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added, "what you saw in the
commercial is all the evidence


you need."
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to have debuted during
Sunday's Superbowl XL, how-
ever, Wildcat fans glued to the
screen in anticipation went to
bed disappointed.
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coveted Superbowl commer-
cials notwithstanding, the com-
merical has been seen by HBCU
band fans across the country.
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well as massive e-mails of the
ad by Wildcat fans and alumni
have made it possible to view
the slick, expertly choreo-
graphed number.
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among the Superbowl commer-
cials is an answered prayer for
Rattler fans, who are waiting
with bated breath for the
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ance on Wednesday night's
2006 Grammy Awards. Twenty
band members were selected to
appear with Kanye West and
Jamie Foxx as they perform
their smash hit 'GoldDigger.'
Shelby Chipman, FAMU's
assistant band director, is in
Los Angeles with the band for
the music awards show per-
formance, where he spoke with
The Miami Times by telephone.
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model band" that other bands
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to the last fiWe years, whenever
anyone needed a marching
band for an important appear-
ance, FAMU's band was the
band to call," Chipman boast-
ed.
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and 'Marching Wildcats' face
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on Nov. 18 in Orlando. The
annual showdown draws
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one of the most highly attended
HBCU football games in the
country.
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executive Bryan C. Williams. Williams was driving a maroon
Maserati with no tag and the vehicle identification number was cov-
ered. Officers said Williams had three ID cards and two drivers
licenses from Louisiana. Officers charged him with carrying a con-
cealed firearm; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; unlaw-
ful use of a license by presenting another's driver's license; posses-
sion of a fraudulent license and failure to have vehicle registration.


On January 28, a thief snatched a 72-year-old woman's purse
from a parking lot. The woman was headed to the Miami Shores
Presbyterian Church located at 602 NE 96th Street. The victim
told police she was walking in an alley when a man grabbed the
purse off her shoulder.
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On January 23, a house was burglarized as a woman was asleep.
According to the victim, the thief took off the casement of a win-
dow and snuck into the house. The thief stole a Playstation 2 and
games valued at $300.
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On January 21, a locked trailer containing a tarp and three sheets
of drywall was stolen from the parking lot of Comfort Inn.The time
of the incident was estimated between the hours of 4:30 and 5:30
a.m. The total loss was estimated at $530.


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WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS?
Mor & Pop Small Burss Grant Program can provide assistance


The mission of The Beacon Council's
Urban Initiatives D)epartment 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 Morn and Pop Small Business
Grant Program was created to provide finan-
cial and technical assistance to qualified
small businesses throughout Miami--Dadc
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 miinor renovations. Technical
assistance is made available to small busi-
nesses in order to create a better working and
business environmental I, protm ote econ onloic
development opportunities, educate owners
about various county-funded programs and
Projects, formi/foster better working relation
ships am.rong small business owners, retain
and eventually create more jobs, offer the nec.-
essary training that small business owners
need t o become inore efficient. and compel i-
tivec

The Neighbors and Neighbors
Association (NANA) designed and developed
the program in 1999 with $50,000 made
available for small businesses in I)istrict 3 ot
Minmi- lade (Counlt. Todl.n,1 he prognmrir cov
ers each of the 13 conmmiission 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 cbntact 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
Monm & Pop Small Business Grant Program:
Call the Neighbors and Neighbors
SAssociation (NANA) at 305-756-0605 or
your County Commissioner,


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A Valentine's Day fairy tale comes true


Miami Gardens

couple celebrates

new dream home
Fairy tales do come true,
according to April and Rufus
Vaughn, who will celebrate this
Valentine's Day in their brand
new dream home located in
Miami Gardens.
Happily married for five
years, the young couple and
their two children, Shaniece, 6,
and Devin, 4, beat all the odds
when they moved into their
new house last August.
Thanks to the Neighborhood
Housing Services program, a
one-stop shop that facilitates
Miami-Dade first-time home-
owners through its homeown-
ership training classes, lending
services and financial counsel-
ing, the entire homeownership
process was only four months.
Rufus, 25, a City of Miami
Gardens employee and long-
time Miami resident, explained
his touching story. Frequently
visiting his grandparents who
live across the street from their
new house, he and his wife
would longingly look at the cor-
ner property where the cute
house stood. One day, Rufus
sauntered over to the owner
who was pulling out of her
driveway. Getting all his
courage up since there was no
"for sale" sign staked in the
yard, he asked her if she would
ever consider selling her home.
The recently widowed woman's


April and Rufus Vaughn and children, Shaniece, 6 and
Devin, 4, pose in front of their new dream home.


Deacon Overton and Sister Betty Brooks

Appreciation service at

First Baptist Church of Brownsville

First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church of Brownsville
"The House of Love" will honor Deacon Overton and
Sister Betty Brooks for their untiring service as "Faithful
Servants" on Sunday, February 12 at 4 p.m. Reverend
Edward Grace of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church of
Seminola will bring the afternoon message.
Deacon Brooks has served diligently at First Baptist as
Chief on the #1 Usher Board, one of the teachers in
Missionary Society and he currently holds the title as
Chairman of the Board of Deacons. His broad shoulders
carried the weight of First Baptist for the past two years
and by the grace of God he stayed steadfast, faithful and
prayerful. With his loving wife, Sis. Brooks, by his side,
Deacon Brooks has shown unwavering commitment to
his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the First Baptist
family.
As we honor their service with love and kindness, we
welcome the community at large to join us.
Reverend Kenneth McGee is the pastor.


17th annual pastor's appreciation

held at Faith Anointed Ministries
Faith Anointed Church
invites you to join our cele-
bration of pastors Charles
and Jacqueline Garvin's
appreciation. The celebration
dates are February 7, 8, 9,
16, 17 and the 24, to be held
at 5050 NW 7th Avenue at
7:30 p.m.
This event will conclude with
a dinner on February 18, 7
p.m. at the Opa-locka
Neighborhood Center.
For additional information, Elder Charles and
call 305-624-4124. Jacqueline Garvin


St. John hosts

pastor's aide day


Rev. Franklin Clark
The Pastor's Aide Ministry will
be celebrating Pastor's Aide Day
on this Sunday, January 12.
The Reverend Franklin Clark
and his congregation of the Mt.
Olivette Baptist Church will be
the special guests for the 3:30
p.m. services.
You are invited to come and
fellowship with us. Deaconess
Ida Adkins serves as president
of the Pastor's Aide Ministry.
Reverend Henry Nevin is the
pastor.


eyes misted as she explained
that the previous night, she
had prayed and asked God to
send just the right couple to
purchase her home.
Overjoyed, Rufus immediately
called April with the unbeliev-
able news.
Rushing back to
Neighborhood Housing
Services in Miami, the couple
consulted with their homeown-


ership counselor, who expedit-
ed the lending/purchase
process. Within three short
months, the family of four
moved into the 3-bedroom
home.
"Rufus and I are enjoying
something far greater than
flowers or candy this
Valentine's Day. We never
dreamed we could become
first-time homeowners so easi-


ly. Neighborhood Housing
Services helped us find real
solutions to discouragement
and uncertainty about our
future. My fairy tale dream
went even further. Besides
acquiring our new home, we
are expecting our third child. "
Rufus jumped in with: "We
are stable now. Our children
know that it is their home too,
and that we are here to stay."


The 103rd Annual Session of the Florida East Coast Baptist
Association, Inc. and Auxiliaries under the leadership of Moderator
Dr. C. P. Preston,Jr. will convene February 13,2006 through February 17,
2006, at host church Roanoke Baptist Church, 1320 Douglas Avenue, West
Palm Beach. Rev. Maurice Johnson is the pastor. Mount Gilead Baptist
Church, 1313 Division Avenue, Rev. Rufus Parson, pastor will host the
Women's Auxiliary. Sis. Mary W.Johnson is the president. Peaceful Zion
Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, 1500 West 30th Street, Rev. W.H. Burrs,
pastor will host the Laymen's Department. Deacon James Green is the
president.

Special guests for the week include the renowned Dr. Mack King Carter, pastor of
New Mou'nt Olive Baptist Church, Fort Lauderdale, Rev. Dr. James Blackburn, presi-
dent of the Great Lakes Baptist Association Congress of Christian Education and
Dean of Empire Baptist State Convention; Rev.William B.Moore, chairman of
Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention, Inc. USA. m


Monday, Feb. 13
12:30 p.m.- Fair Share
& Luncheon
5-6 p.m.- Moderator's Reception
7 p.m.- Special Prayer
Meeting & Bible Study

Tuesday, Feb.14
7 p.m.- New Shiloh
Baptist Church,
Dr. D. L. Powvell
8:30 p.m.- Mount Carmel
Baptist Church,
Rev. James Kinchen


Wednesday, Feb. 15
Memorial Day
Florida Memorial University,
Dr. Albert Smith

Thursday, Feb. 16
Land Acquisition March
Sis. Patricia Carter Address
3 p.m.- President James Green's
Address

Friday, Feb.17
11 a.m.- President Mary W.
Johnson's Address


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Don't turn back
Last week, I wrote about
having your goals aligned with
God's goals. I also told you
that I would share with you
one of the main reasons why
people do not accomplish their
goals; why they turn back
before completion. That reason
is discouragement. Because
we begin with such excitement
and hope for the fulfillment of
these dreams and goals, we
oftentimes forget that there
will be obstacles along the


way. Even when these plans
are of God, and we know with-
out a doubt that He has given
the vision, the enemy will still
cause problems. This should
not be a surprise to us the
Word declares this and warns
us of this throughout.
When the cares of this world
begin to overtake our visions,
we begin to doubt that they are
truly God's plans. We wonder
if we should sacrifice to begin
that business or to relocate


our family. And if the vision
takes longer than we believe
that it should to complete -
then we just throw in the
towel! God told the prophet
Habakkuk to not only write
the vision, but to wait on it -
even if it tarries, still wait. In
this 'microwavable,' 'fast food
drive thru' society of ours, we
do not like to wait. We want
everything instantly. But God
told us plainly that His ways
are not our ways, and His time
is not our time. In essence, we
do not run things God does,
and He will do it the way that
He feels is best.
In Exodus 13, verses 17 and
18, God used Moses to lead
the people out of Egypt. But
verse 17 clearly states that He
did not lead them through the


Philistine country 'though it
was shorter.' There is a route
that God can take you to
accomplish your dream in a
much shorter time, but as He
took the Israelites on a detour
thousands of years ago, He is
taking some of us on a detour
today. The reason is not to
punish us or to frustrate us,
but in some cases it is the
reason that He took the
Israelites on a roundabout
route to reach their promised
land "For God said, 'if they
face war, they might change
their minds and return to
Egypt."
God knew that the Israelites
were faint of heart. He knew
that they were fearful. The
shorter route out of Egypt was
through the land of the


Philistines. The Philistines
were a fighting, violent peo-
ple. God knew that if they
passed through this land
inhabited by these blood-
thirsty people, they would
become frightened and run
back to Egypt in fear. God
knows us better than we even
know ourselves, and unlike
us, He knows everything
about our future now. He
knows that there are some
situations that we are not
quite ready for, and if we were
thrust into those situations
prematurely, our hearts would
faint within us.
This is why, dear ones, some
of your dreams and visions
and goals are tarrying. This is
why some of them have not
come to fruition. God is taking


you on a roundabout route. It
is not to dissuade you or to
punish you, but to give you an
opportunity to be strength-
ened. I know there are some
visions in my life that God
gave me years ago that will
come to pass this year.
However, if those dreams had
come to pass when I wanted
them to, I know now that I
would not have been ready for
them either spiritually or
emotionally.
Thank God for His perfect
timing for His appointed
time. If you are in the middle
of the desert and you have
been feeling spiritual contrac-
tions for a while now, but no
baby yet don't despair! Stay
encouraged! Keep the faith!
Though it tarries, it will come!


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The United Teachers of
Dade invite the community to
its first Education Summit on
April 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the Radisson Hotel Miami.
To register or for more informa-
tion, go to www.utd.org.
*******
The 50th Anniversary of
South Miami Middle
Community School will be
held on February 16 from 5 to
9 p.m. For more information,
call 305-661-3481.
*******
The James E. Scott
Community Association, Inc.
Uplift Program is offering free
parenting classes for parents
with children ages 6 to 12 years


old. Classes will be every
Tuesday and Thursday from
5:30-8 p.m. Free dinner, trans-
portation and childcare servic-
es provided. For more informa-
tion, call Sylvia Jones at 305-
637-1000 ext. 425.

The Democratic Power
Political Club will host Monica
Russo, President of Service
Employees International Union
of Florida (SEIU) at its meeting
on February 14 at 7 p.m. at Bet
Shira Congregation. For more
information, call' 305-232-
1148.
*******
The Links, Inc., Greater
Miami Chapter and Macy's


present an entertaining and
informative cooking demon-
stration and healthy heart sem-
inar on February 11 at 1 p.m.
at Macy's Aventura Home
Store. Admission is free.
Seating is limited. To RSVP, call
305-577-2296.

The Beta Beta Lambda
Chapter of the Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will
hold its monthly meeting on
Saturday, February 11 at 10
a.m. on FIU's North Campus in
Wolfe University Center, Room
155.
*******
The National Sorority of Phi
Delta Kappa, Inc., Gamma
Omicron Chapter celebrates
community with a Black
History Breakfast on February
11 at 10 a.m. in the Carol City


High School Cafeteria.

Health fair at the Apostolic
Revival Temple on February 11
from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Free
blood pressure screening, HIV
testing, toys, food, and face
painting.

The Miami Children's
Chorus will have a community
sing-along on February 25 from
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the
Miami Beach Regional Library.
Free admission. For more
information, call 305-662-
7494.
*******
The Dorsey High School
Classes of 1945 and 1955 will
meet on February.11. For more
information, call 305-681-
1981 or 305-638-5928.
*******


Miami Edison will have an
'Ole Timer's Pep Rally' meeting
on February 16 from 6-7:30
p.m. We are looking for all for-
mer auxiliary and band mem-
bers to attend. For more infor-
mation, call 305-754-0194.
*******
Ebonie Flare
Entertainment presents The
Love Connection at the Double
Tree Guest Suites on February
14 at 8 p.m. RSVP by February
10. Contact Lakesha Woods at
EbonieFlareEnt@aol.com for
more information.
********
Come out to meet Santana
Moss and enjoy a day of festiv-
ities at the 163rd Street Mall on
February 25 from 10 a.m. 3
p.m. There will be rides, games,
entertainment, giveaways, and
resources.


Join the Miami Heat
Dancers and trainers for a six-
week Embrace Girl Power!
Fitness and Dace Camp. Space
is limited. Register today.
Courses will include sessions
on dance, fitness, nutrition and
teamwork. Free to program
participants. Begins, February
11 from 8:30 a.m. 12 p.m. at
Lenora B. Smith Elementary.
For more information, call Ms.
Orr at 305-635-0873.

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


An House of Prayer for All
People, Inc., Apostle C. Bender,
senior pastor, will be having a
Valentine Luncheon on
February 11 at 11 a.m. For
more information, call 305-233-
5144.
***** *
The Baptist Women's
Council of Greater Miami and
Vicinity will hold its monthly
meeting at the Macedonia
Missionary Baptist Church on
February 11 at 2 p.m. Attire is
white.

International Deliverance
Ministries is celebrating
"Grandparents as Parents Day!"
on February 26 at 11 a.m. For


more information, call 305-307-
2416.

The members of Mt. Vernon
Missionary Baptist Church
cordially invite you to fellowship
with us in our annual Red and
White "Love" worship services
on February 12 at 11 a.m.
Evangelist Teresa Hall will give
the message.

The Westview Baptist
Church, Dr. Barry R. Young,
pastor, invites you to our Black
Heritage program featuring
County Court Judge Sherylon
McWhortley at 10:45 a.m.
***Holy Ghost Faith
Holy Ghost Faith


Allapattah student
For the past four years,
Morgan Lewis and Bockius LLP,
a global law firm with more than
1,200 attorneys in nineteen dif-
ferent offices located throughout
the United States, Europe and
Asia, has been a partner with
Miami-Dade County Public
Schools (M-DCPS) Kids and the
Power of Work (KAPOW)
Program. KAPOW is a national-
ly recognized career education
program that targets elementary
school students.
This summer, Morgan Lewis
and Bockius LLP, sponsored a
"Kapowerful Reading Contest"
at Kelsey Pharr Elementary
school, targeting forty (40) stu-
dents in Kartia Philogone's and
Rosario McGarry's fifth grade
reading classes. As an added
incentive, the law firm pur-
chased forty copies of the book,
Henshaw by Beverly Cleary, to
encourage the students to con-
tinue reading during the sum-
mer. Murray, a fellow attorney
at Morgan Lewis and Bockius Kapowerf
stated: "We take pride in our Alexander. is
children and in our community aunt, and cc
and we want each student to
strive for the best. It is with this
in mind, when developing the
criteria for the contest, that we
decided to have the students
read the stories and to answer
the questionnaires that fol-
-lowed."
Accolades to Kahdijah A
Alexander, now a sixth grade
student attending Allapattah
Middle School, for achieving
100% on her questionnaires
and the bonus questions, and
for winning this year's grand
prize. Attorney Robert Murray
joined by Jennifer Price, Lisa
Mongella and Grace Mora from
Morgan Lewis and Bockius, with
Sharon Lewis, Asst. Principal,
Allapattah Middle and John
Casbarro, KAPOW Coordinator
standing by; presented
Kahdijah with a brand new
Please turn to ALLAPATTAH 4B


Deliverance Ministries, under
the leadership of Pastor Willie
D. James, will be having an
anointed and prophetic service
on February 12 at 3 p.m. Our
guest will be Apostle
Johnathan Porterfield. For'
more information, call 786-
413-5939 or 305-696-5107.

Bishop Joe Greene and the
Insight Deliverance
Ministries congregation will be
at Holy Ghost Faith Deliverance
Ministries on February 10 at
7:30 p.m. Come out and be
blessed. For more information,
call 786-413-5939 or 305-696-
5107.
****
The Saint Stephens Church
family cordially invites you to
the Induction of the Pastor and
Installation of Officers on


wins reading contest


ul Reading Contest Winner, Kahdijah
Accompanied by her parents, sister, brother,
ousin as she accepts her grand prize.





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February 26 at 11 a.m. The
speaker will be Bishop Vinton
Randolph Anderson of St.
Louis, Mo.
*******
The Widow and Widowers
ministry of New Mount,
Moriah M.B. Church,
Reverend Dennis Jackson II,
pastor, will celebrate its 7th
anniversary on February 12 at
11 a.m. The speaker is Sister
Edna Lott and dinner will be
served. All are invited. For more
information, call 305-693-
2534.

The Holy Temple
Missionary Baptist Church
Deaconesses will sponsor a
Saint Valentines Day program


called "Renewal of Wedding
Vows" on February 12 at 4 p.m.
Colors are red and white.

There will be a winter revival
at the New Beginning Praise
Tabernacle, Reverend John H.
Taylor, pastor, February 14 16
at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Pastor
Chester Brown will be featured.
All are welcome. For more
information, call 305-681-
0119.

Mt. Tabor Missionary
Baptist Church will have its
105th Church Anniversary
Celebration on February 12 at
7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. All are
invited. For more information,
call 305-693-0820.


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The members of New Christ
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist
Church, Reverend Harold
Marsh, pastor, invite you to their
Pastor's Pre-Anniversary
Services on February 10 at 7:30
p.m., February 11 Prayer
Breakfast at Biscayne Picadilly
at 9 a.m. and February 12 at
3:30 p.m.

For more information, call
305-693-0820.Send your
church announcements by 2
p.m. Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to miamiteditorf-
al@bellsouth or mail to 900
NW 54th Street, Miami,
,33127-1818. For further infor-
mation, call 305-694-6210.


Scripture of the Week:


But, I say unto you love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good
to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and

prosecute you. Matthew 5:44





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"Everyday Heroes and She-roes" were recently named "Drum Majors for Peace" by
Miami-Dade County's Black Affairs Advisory Board's Black Heritage Planning
Committee and recognized during Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey's "Community
Night at the Circus."
Selected for their various contributions to Dr. King's legacy, the honorees were treat-
ed to brunch and received plaques courtesy of RBBBC and Universal MazJac
Enterprises, Inc., the Chicago-based public relations firm charged with coordinating
the circus' community involvement in various cities. Honorees included: Miami
Gardens Council Member Sharon Pritchett; Dr. Gilbert Smith, Apostolic Evangelistic
Association; Dr. Preston Marshall, founder of Miami's Dr. MLK Parade, Inc.; Priscilla
Dames, CEO of Wingspan Seminars, Inc.; L. George Yap, President of Leasa Industries;
Jean-Robert LaFortune, Haitian Advocate; Jeanie Hernandez, Community Affairs
Director for Comcast Cable; Ray Valdes, Miami-Dade County Hispanic Affairs Advisory
Board; Nicholaus Nelson-Goedert, a senior at North Miami Beach Senior High School;
and community activist Mrs. Margaret Hall.


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ALLAPATTAH
continued from 2B

bicycle, a helmet and lock.
Murray stated: "We hope this
shows all of the students that
success in school is success in
life." Kahdijah was accompa-
nied by her parents, sister,
brother, aunt and cousin.
Maria Mason, Principal, Kelsey
Pharr Elementary School and
Sharon Lewis, Assistant
Principal, Allapattah Middle
School shared in this auspi-
cious occasion; as did many
other students.


Winter revival at

New Beginning

There will be a Winter
Revival at the New Beginning
Praise Tabernacle, 2398 NW
119 Street, February 14
through 16, 7:30 p.m. night-
ly, featuring Pastor Chester
Brown of Tallahassee.
Florida.
All are welcome. Rt.
Reverend John H. Taylor,
pastor and founder.
For more information call
305-681-0119.


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. presents graduating females to society


Parents whose daughters are
seniors and want to show your
appreciation for the tremen-
dous efforts they have accom-
plished, are invited to partici-
pate in the 2006 ROSE COTIL-
LION. This cotillion celebrates
the achievements and aspira-
tions of graduating high school
female seniors. A Sigma ROSE


is a young lady who exemplifies
femininity, character, strength,
grace and charm.
As these young ladies
approach adulthood, Sigma
Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., will
help to celebrate the theme,
"ENTERING SOCIETY'S CHAL-
LENGES, AND EXPERIENCES"
with workshops, attendance at


cultural events, and finally a
truly elegant ball befitting the
highest levels of social graces
at the Trump International
Sonesta Beach Resort, Sum-
mer, 2006. This shall be a
memorable occasion and expe-
rience which they will always
cherish.
The ROSES Committee,


chaired by Alvilda Marie
Greene, meets with these
young ladies each Wednesday
at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of
Miami Northwestern Senior
High School. Parents and inter-
ested female seniors are asked
to contact Mrs. Greene at 305-
620-9552 for more informa-
tion.


Rev.


King ceremony at

Mt. Zion A.M.E.

Rev. Dr. Robert Ingram and
the Mt. Zion A.M.E. family
invite you to its Black History
Program in memory of Coretta
Scott King at the 11 a.m. serv-
ice.


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Bishop Wilson says stop the killing

If God could get your attention
He would talk to you, like He
did Moses from the cloud on
Mount Sinai. Exodus 19-21.
Stop gazing! God gave all of
His children through Moses.
The guide to live by, Exodus
20:3-19 has the 10
Commandments. All says thou
shalt not kill.
Miami, God says stop killing.2
God Tabernacle, 2908 NW 62
St. Wednesday night prayer
meeting, one hour. B p Jn
Bishop John Wilson



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/93r"Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93"' Street
305-836-0942
Order of Services
7:30t am. Erty Moming Wonhtip
II 11.111m. Morning WoNhip)
Evening Worship
1st & 3al SuIlday ........6 p.in.
Tuesday Bible Study ...7 p.m.
website: cinhc.org



Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
www.riLnshipminbci ia.org
t'riicldsliippriyer@ellt sothli necl
740 NW. 58th Street
Miami, FL
305-759-8875
Order o l'servime
I IU r of Prayei. .........6:30 a.m .
ShI ly Morning Worsliip....7:30 1.111.
Sunday School......m... :3( a.l.
Moniing Woirship............I I ..111.
S YIouti Millisty Sudy.....Wed......7 p.n.
niyer/dBible Study.....We .....7 p.m.
Niunay Aliar Pnrayer..(M-F)
]ceiling the I Ilngly every
Wedtne1 day.. t1t:1... t tll.




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



Mo0n. Ihru Fri. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Study...Thurs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...7- II a.m.
Sunday School....... 9:30 a.m.




/Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68"' Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(2.3,4.511' Sunday) ...... 8:00 am
Sunday School ..........9:45 am
Morning Service .....I 1:00 anm
Communion Service
(Thusis. bflhr P' Sunday) 7:30 pmi
Prayer Meeting/lilble Study
(Wednesday) 7:30 pmi



The Soul Saving Station O
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
www.ssschristscrusadersfla.org
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
SOrder of Services:
Sunday Schllool ........... 911.1n.
SSundaiy Worship..l I a.m. & 7 p.m
ITuesday Worship7.......7:45 p.m.
Noon Day Prayer.......Mon.-Fri.


Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc /postolic Revival Center Brownsville
1855 N.W. 119th Street 6702 N.W. 15th Avenue Church of Christ
305-688-1612 305-836-1224 4561 N.W. 33rd Court
Fax: 305-681-8719 Order of Services 305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services; New lime lor T.V. Prolgriam 305-634-6604
Sun...)9:30 ia.i....(Siulday SchoIol) FOR HOPE FOR TO)AY Order of Services
Walk iln the Word Ministry L llt I) ay Suninlly Schxnl ......:45an
Worship Service.............. I I at..m. S .a.) 1 i ,, sint ... i Sihy Mi ingi l W lip .....
Stilly M l's Bibil lutl y ....S tu
S Tuesday....7 pn.....lFalily Night WI.- Illtuiciessaly tPlyer t) ai..- 12 pn. Sunday lies Bible Study ... p.m.
Wed...l I a.11..Iinitercessory PraI'iyer M ling Servi e ............... I 1 .ln. Sunday E llin W rhiip .......
Wedl. IBible Clhss.......12 p.m. Siti W.loiiship ..........7:3 1 p.m. Tuesday Nighl Bible Sldy ....7:31)l11
Wedl. Bible Class ..............7 p. Tus.- Prayer Meetilng........ 7:30 p.m hul y morning ble (l I 11
.'i C o.! i Bilb Sletudy ................. 7:30 p.m. Tliisportl(lin available Call:
305-04-48150 *305-691-6958


/ arvest Fire Worship Ctr.
2260 N.W. 183rd Street
305-620-2986
Order of Services:
Sunday....... 7 a.m............10 am.
Wed- Bible Study.......7:30 p.m.
Friday- Youth
First & Fourlth
Tuites.....Women's/Men's Mig.
Early Morning Prayeri..6-7 a.m.
Prayer Sunday........6:30 p.m.




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

Order of Services:
S Sunday-- S chol. Scool............... 10 ia.n.

41th Sundal y liven ing Worship......... p.nm.




St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3" Avenue
305-372-3877 6 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Early SunRdaly
Morning Worship ....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30 a.lll.
Morning Worship ...I11 a.m.
Naturefinr Baptistl Chu'thes
(1i B.T.U.) 5 p.m.
Evening Worship ........7 p.m.
MCCling ........(TuCs.)7 p.m.



Victory on the Rock
Ministries, Inc.
16178 NW 27th Avenue
305-625-3376 / 305-333-3144

A Order of Services:

Iesd'IC hy:i Night iI ible II Y
7 p~m.


Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12"' Ave.
305-751-9323
Order of Services:
F larly Worship ..............7 a.t.
Sday School........... .. 9 a.1.
NBC .................................10:05 a.m.
Worship .................. i..... 11 .m.
Miss'll aynd B.ible Cp nlass
Tuesday .......:.......m.:.. p.6 .
UYo uth Mct.inn'/Choir rehearsal
Mond iy ................6:311 pitt.


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

Order o' Services:
I ly Morning W oi 31.. l &
IMOlllhl, W,,u-shill............... 10:3( illl,
r['tlul. hl--il.ghl M inisluy............... 6 p.n ,
I 'ly S-L /it..... .............. 7: p
itihlc Sllly..................... .......I I
SS ................ il.ll


Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
305-836-4555
Order of Services:
Sunday Morninig ........... a.m.
Sunday School............. 10 1.m.
Sunday Evening .............6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ......7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class .........7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Fellowship .........t10 a.m.
1st Sun. Sonfg Pttctice ..6 p.m.


New Hope Missionary >
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103"' St.
305-696-7745
Order of Services:
SCh oou / 'llltllllp M i...,...tl.l 1
NHH L Day IIt r yn .
Molnt ay h dltyl 12 jjli, io ] nl

',rusday 3 ............. 7:30 p.m
2 1Y1i" -


( Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W.'56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Sunday
Bible Study ............. 9 a.m. *** Morning Worship ............. 10 a.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Comcast Digital Cable: 8, 19, 22, 23, 30 and 37
Web page: www.peml)rokeparkcoc.org


Trinity Faith Tabernacle'
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4"' Street, Homestead 33136
305-246-2265
Order ol' Services:
sl'l; ay SlchI i... ........ .0:30 a.m. i
Sun. Morning Scrvs.....12 p.m.
liF"enilig Worslhilp SerV...6 piIII
Tuesday 1 "YOUth Nighl8....X p111.
Wed."N I)N n Day Imrayer"....12 p.m
Wed. Nightly ible Study.... I p.m.
Thursday Night "Covingilnl Iiblte
(Ollcgc ..........6- It0 p.m.
thiday Night WosIhip Seriv .8 i,.ii


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


Order of Services:
SiliiIIlIy Mollrnin ServicLes
Sunllaly ,cl llll ............I 10 a.nl.
Worship Service ...... I I a.1l.
Tuesday Bible Slluly..... i.l.
TIIrsliday PIa.ye Siervi'ce ... .....8 p.i


Christian Hill AME Church
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
LM09@BellSouth.Net/
www.lmgolf.com
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday's
Sunday School........................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........11 a.m.
Fiee Golf Every 2" & 4' Sunday ...........4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf Course
,. ---- ^^l Iltltnildl


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


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

alrly Morning Woiship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .....I11 a.m..
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
ies. belforl te e Ist Sun....:.7 pl.
Mid-week Worship




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

Order of Services:
luurly Morning Wo.ship.7:30a.m,.
Sunday School ..........9:30a.m.
Morning Worship .....11 a.m.
WEI)DNSDAY
Pntyeir Mecting ............7:30 p.m.
Bible Study ..................8 p.m.




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

Order of Services:
Bib e Stty d Wed ................8 p.Xm.
SundIy SCI tlt( t...... ...t I() lt lll,
Sun. Worship Serv ........ 11:30 a.n.
Wed. Nighl Imelcrcsstry Prayer
I r, 7:30 to 8 p.l.
Sunda y Wp,'ilt Seivice-60 p.m.t


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 al.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Tues. 6 p.m.


1 (800) 254-NBBC
305-685-37(H)
Fax: 305-685-0705
www.newhirthbaptistmiami.org


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SNew Vision For Christ
Ministries
13650 N.E. 10"' Avenue
305-899-7224
Order of Services:
timly Smuiay Worship...7:30 a.m.
Sunday Schlxi ................9:30 a.m.
SuKItay M*oling WX'li) .....II Iaml.
Sunday Evening Service ...6 pin.
llTuesday Payer Meeting ...7:30 pim.
WeillMn slay Bible Studly ...7:30 pnl.
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Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3'Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060-Fax 305-255-8549
Order of Services:
SundaI y School ............9:45 am.
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Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
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Morning P'aise/WoNsltip ..11 a.m.
Yillth Choir Satlldal y ......I i a.lll.
PI'yer Meetling & Bible Stuldy
Tuesday 7 p.nlm
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The Miami Times. February 8-14, 2006


Praise cheerleader

Do we need them?

We see people all the lime in
church say, "Praise is what I
do," but is it really? If praise is
what we do, then why do we
need praise cheerleaders.
The bible says, "Let every-
thing that have breath, praise
the Lord;" so then the only pre-
requisite for praise, is breath.
So, why then do we need praise
cheerleaders.
It is my belief that if we really
understood the term "Praise,"
we would have no problem
doing it. This is the reason we
need praise cheerleaders,
someone to prime us and pump
us to praise. If you think about
it, most of our praise leaders
become cheerleaders. They
want us to do something they
they themselves don't do. But if
you are a real leader, you would
say do what I do and not what I
say. Doing what I do means,
I'm going to pour out my all
before a Holy God that knows
all about me, all my shortcom-
ings and idiosyncrasies and
loves me anyway: a God that
loves me unconditionally and
desires the best for my life.
When I consider that, then my
praise is unlimited, not only in
church where people see me
lifting my hands, but in my
lifestyle where it really makes a
difference.








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MAGGIE DELL WORLD, 87,
died. She is sur-
vived by her
daughter Adell
Kyler; sister,
Estrelle Smith of
Bainbridge;
grandchildren,
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Wade-English,
Edward C. Kyler
(Cassandra),
Leighton Marcel Kyler (Ambrea);
seven great-grands, and a host of
family and friends. Visitation
Thursday, 5-7 p.m. at Gregg L.
Mason Funeral Home. Service
Friday, 2 p.m. at Friendship
Missionary Baptist Church, 740 NW
58 Street. Interment at Mount Tabor
Cementary, Bainbridge GA, Sunday
February 12.


Death Notice


BOBBIE LOU WALKER,
87, died February 6, 2006 at
Claridge House Nursing Home.
Memorial services will be held
11 a.m., Saturday, February 11
at New Way Fellowship Praise
and Worship Center in Opa-
Locka.
Survivors are two sons,
William (Joyce) and John (Geri):
five daughters, Bobbie Ann
(Henry), Maenell, Patsy, Judy
and Cheryl (Richard); one niece,
Willie Pearl (Wilbur) and a host
of grandchildren, great grands
and other relatives.
Arrangements by Royal
Funeral Home.




Alfonso M.
Richardson
GILBERT L. McCLAIN aka
'GIPP GAP,' 78,
died January 31
at home.
Survivors: wife,
Louise; children,
Jeanette, Alma
and Alan.
Visitation
Thursday, 6-7
p.m. at 3790
NW 167th
Street, Miami Gardens. Service
Friday, 10 a.m. at St. Monica's
Catholic Church, 3490 NW 191st
Street, Miami Gardens. Services
under the direction of Alfonso M.
Richardson Funeral Services, 305-
625-7177.


Carey Royal *
Ram'n
LOUIS QUARRY, 77, died
September 5 at
home. Service
Saturday, 10:30
a.m. in the
chapel.





YASSINE AZZOUZ, 9,
Hollywood, died September 5th at
Joe D'Maggio Children's Hospital.
Grave side services were held
Monday.

ANJI OTHMAN OSMAN, 31,
Plantation, died February 3, in a
vehicle accident. Remains will be
shipped to Baalbeck, Lebanon for
final rites and burial.

ELAINE ELSA BAILEY, 67, North
Miami Beach, died February 3, at
Parkway Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete.



Eric. S. George
FRANK CALLINS, 56,
Hallandale Beach died February 4.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at New
Macedonia M. Baptist Church,
Hollywood.


C.O.G. Triangle Hope Ministry

"ABIGAIL" WOMEN'S CONFERENCE

February 23-25

Featuring
Prophetess Jennie Mae Humes
All the way from the island
of Nassau, Bahamas


Rev. and Mrs. Jones


305 318 866


Death Notice


MARY TAYLOR, 71, died
February 6 at North Shore
Hospital.
Public viewing Friday,
February 10 at Grace Funeral
Home, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Service
Saturday, February 11, time
and place to be announced.


In Memoriam


SHARONDA YVETTE
GRIFFIN

04/15/83 02/06/95

It's been eleven years since
God called you. 'Our Little
Angel,' home to rest.
Not a day goes by that we don't
think of you.
Love always, Your family.


Card of Thanks


The family of the late,


SARAH ANDERSON


12/31/19 01/16/06

would like to say thank for
your love and support. The fam-
ily


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


RUBY FULLINGTON


04/24/40 02/10/03

We think of you always, but es-
pecially today.
You will never be forgotten, al-
though 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 hearts.
The family


Death Notice


EDMUND A. JOHNSON,
54, veteran died on February 6
at home.
Survivors are son, Lance; ex-
wife, Linnette; sister, Teresa;
brothers, Oswald Jr., Reginald,
Darville; sister-in-laws, Phyllis,
Wendy and Ruth; and a host of
nieces, nephews and other rela-
tives.
Services will be Saturday, 11
a.m. at Magnolia Park Church of
Christ. Royal Funeral Home.


Happy Birthday, Mother

In loving memory of,


DEACONESS
CEOLA BELL WALKER

02/08/08 01/02/05

It has been one year since you
were with us.
We miss you dearly, your chil-
dren and grandchildren.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


ROBERT LEE KNIGHT

05/23/41 02/15/04

We miss you.
Your wife, Barbara; soi
daughters and family.


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Death Notice

EDWARD SHEPPARD,
JR., 50, died February 2 at
home.
Survivors: children,
Torrence and Christopher
Langston, and Edward,
Jonathan and Tinesha
Sheppard; brothers, James
Barnes. Quinton and
Clarence Sheppard; sisters,
Carolyn Hamilton, Eva Willis,
Charmaine Barnes, Tonya
Johnson, Faith Dillard and
Ena Sheppard.
Visitation Friday, 4-7 p.m. at
Manker Funeral Home.
Funeral service Saturday,
11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of
Alfonso M. Richardson
Funeral Services, 3790 NW
167 Street, Miami Gardens,
305-625-7177.



Death Notice

BEN ALLEN, AKA
"STONEY," died February
03, 2006. Service will be held
11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14 at
Poitier.


Death Notice


ALLEN R. HEPBURN, SR.,
76, retired Miami-Dade Transit
Authority bus driver, died
February 1, 2006 at Jackson
Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by a devoted
wife, Ivy M. Hepburn; sister,
Rosa S. Singleton; sons, Allen R.
Hepburn, Jr., Anthony L.
Hepburn, Sr., Thomas G.
Hepburn and Tyrone Wescott of
Colorado Springs, and Romeo
Walters: daughter, Beverly
Hepburn-Thompson.
Services will be held Saturday,
February 11, 2006, 1 p.m. at
Stanton Memorial Baptist
Church, 50 N.E. 119th Street,
North Miami, FL.


Death Notice


LUTHER G. ESTES, died on
Feb. 2, Service 11 a.m., .Satur-
day, February 11 at New Mt.
Zion Missionary Baptist Church,
500 W 23 St, Hialeah.




Death Notice


ROBIE ROBERTS, 72, dry
cleaner, presser/owner, died
Feb. 3. Services Wednesday,
February 15 at St. James A.M.E.
Church, 1845 NW 65 St., 11
a.m. Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt
Mortuary directing.


Hall Ferguson *
Hewitt
PAUL V. CAREY, SR., 75, land-
scaper at
Channel 7 TV
station, died
February 5 at
Hialeah Hospital.
Vie w i n g
Thursday, 11
a.m.-7 p.m. in
the chapel.
Service
Saturday at
Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Church,
619 Petronia Street, Key West, FL.

GRACE ARMSTRONG, 28, died
January 28.
Remains were
shipped to
Lewis-Ray
Mortuary in
Titusville, FL for
final rites and
burial.



ROBIE ROBERTS, 72, dry clean-
ers entrepreneur, died February 3 at
Select Hospital. Arrangements are
incomplete.


Death Notice


RUFUS McKENZIE 'JOE
BAULIE', 78, died February 2,
2006 in Perry, GA. Services will
be held Saturday, February 11,
2006 in Perry, GA.


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


ANTHONY T. 'TONY'
STAFFORD

01/18/66 02/06/96


Ten years has passed since
your home going celebration,
but it feel more like ten days.
You are forever on our minds.
We love and miss you dearly.
The Stafford family.


" Death Notice


CHRISTINE CORNELIUS,
56, former resident of Miami,
went home to be with the Lord
on February 2, 2006. Services
will be held Saturday, February
11, 2006, 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion
Baptist Church, Pavo, GA.
Stephen McGhee Funeral
Home, 301 E. Green Street,
Quitman, GA, 229-263-4978.


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


JAMES THOMPSON

02/07/24 11/10/03


Our hearts are heavy, heavy
with love. The love we have for
you, we cherish each on ever
moment we shared with you on
this day and any other day. The
love we have will never end.
From your loving kids, Soul
(George), Teocca (James),
Ja'Nee, Ken, Tatayana,
Raynisha, Lili George, Keiandra,
Milak.


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MINNIE COFER, 71, died
January 26 at
Parkway
Regional
Medical Center.

Saturday, 1 p.m.
at New Birth
Faith Tabernacle
Christian Center
in Hallandale.

OPHELIA McGILL TURNBULL,
70, died
February 3 at
Parkwa y
Regional
Medical Center.

Saturday, 10
a.m. in the
chapel.

KENNETH MONTAGUE LLOYD,
82, died January 31 at Miami Heart
Institute. Service Sunday, 12 p.m. at
First Baptist at Weston.


Jay's


TERESA COCKROFT, 34, died
February 4 at
Memorial West.
Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at First Baptist of
Bunche Park.




HATTIE BETHEL, 44, died
February 6 at
Victoria Nursing
a n d
Rahabilitation
Center. Service
Saturday,, 2 p.m.
in the chapel.



LEBRON ALVIN LINDER, infant,
died February 5 at Jackson
Hospital. Arrangements are incom-
plete.


CLINTON PATTERSON, died February 5 at Cedars Hospital. Viewing
Thursday, 9 a.m. -8 p.m.


Poitier


JOHNNIE ELDER, 55, train
attendant for AM
Track, died
February 1 at VA
Hospital.
Remains will be
shipped to
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania for
final rites and
burial.

JOSEPH HAMPTON, 80, farmer,
died January 28
at North Shore
Medical Center.
Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. in the
chapel.


PATRICIA ANN
domestic work-
er, died
February 4 at
Hi a leah
H o s p i t a I .
Arrangements
are incomplete.


ELEBY, 42,


RAWLEIGH GARRETT, 61,
laborer for roofing company, died
February 1. Arrangements are
incomplete.

BEN LEE ALLEN, 52, laborer
construction, died February 3 at
Hialeah Hospital. Arrangements are
incomplete.


DR. IDA MAE DAVIS WHIPPLE,
68, died
February 4 at
South Miami
Hospital .
Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Glendale
Baptist Church.



MARY LLOYD, 67, Naranja, died
January 31 at Homestead Hospital.
Services were held.


NATAHSA G. MUNNINGS-
THOMPSON,
37, billing clerk,
died February 2.
Survivors: hus-
band, Gary
Thompson;
three sons,
Gary, Jr., Joshua
D. and Matthew
John Thompson;
mother, Heather
Buchannan Boozer; three sisters,
Karen Simmons, Suzette Boozer
and Stephanie Hudson; four broth-
ers, Ron, Javano and Jaemas
Munnings and Marvin Boozer;
grandmother, Gwendolyn
Richardson; mother-in-law, Edith
Thompson; father-in-law, Oscar
Thomspon. Service Saturday, 10
a.m. at St. Andrews Missionary
Baptist Church.

Range
Homestead
ANTHONY LAMAR CLAYTON,
45, truck driver
for the City of
Homestead,
died February 3
at Homestaed
Hospital. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Greater New
Mt. Zion A.M.E.
Church.


WALTER FENNWICK STEW-
ART, 83, died January 31 at home.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at Christ
the King Church.

JOHN BURKE, died February 2.
Service Saturday in the chapel.
Time to be announced.

RUDOLPH SIMMONS, SR., 80,
Perrine, died February 6 at Baptist
Hospital. Service Saturday, 10:30
a.m. at Sweethome Missionary
Baptist Church.



nge
HOSIA HOUSTON, 56, self-
employed
painter, died
February 2.
S e r v i c e
Service
Wednesday,
11:30 a.m. at
Jesus is Lord
Worship Center.


CHARLENE FERGUSON, 49,
customer service representative for
Air Jamaica, died January 31.
Services were held.

Range
Coconut Grove
ANNIE LILLIAN BROWN, 67,
restaurant manager of Naranja, died
February 1 at Homestead Hospital.
Service Saturday at Jehovah
Witness Kingdom Hall. Time to be
announced.

BLANCHE JONES, 84, home-
maker of Coconut Grove, died
February 2 at Palm Springs General
Hospital. Memorial service
Saturday, February 18, 11 a.m. at:
St. Peters African Orthodox Church.

Deadline for obituaries

Monday, 3:30 p.m.


In Memoriam


In loving memory of,


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


ROSEMARIE DONJOIE KIMBERLY A. GRIGLEN


02/06/46 09/22/05

Mommy, although its been four
months since you made your
transition to be with the Lord, it
seems like only yesterday.
I miss your voice and your
motherly touch.
This Happy Birthday goes out
to you all the way up in Heaven.
From your daughters, Anita,
Julie and Cathy; sons, G.Q. and
Bobby and grandchildren.

Public Notice

As a public service to our com-
munity, The Miami Times prints
weekly obituary notices sub-
mitted by area funeral homes at
no charge. These notices
include name of the deceased,
age, place of death, employ-
ment, and date, location, and
time of services. Additional
information and photo may be
included for a nominal charge.
The deadline is Monday at 3:30
p.m.


02/11/63- 12/6/03

It's only been three years but it
seems as if it was only yesterday
that the Lord called you home to
rest.
Not one day goes by that we
don't think of your laughs and
smiles.
Kim, you will always be loved
and remembered by your loving
family. Your daughter, Tia;
mother, Rena; sisters, brothers
love ones and many friends.
Rest in Peace.

E.A. Stevens
EDDIE JAMES BROWN, JR.,
48, 724 NW 14th Terrace, died
January 30 at Plantation General
Hospital. Services were held.

JOHN CURTIS, JR., 56, 530 NW
62nd Avenue, Apt. 2, died January
29 at his home. Service Saturday,
11 a.m. at Epworth United Church.

SHADRICKA McNEAL, 29, 4421
SW 23rd Street, Hollywood, died
February 2 at Memorial Regional
Hospital. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at the Lord's House in Hallandale.


JESSIE LEE ANDERSON, 75,
died February 3 at Memorial
Regional Hospital. Service Saturday,
11:30 a.m. at Macedonia C.O.G.I.C.

EUGENE MITCHELL, 67, died
February 1 at Baptist Hospital.
Servces were held Wednesday.

JAMES McKINNON, 88, died
February 3 at Larkins Community
Hospital. Service Saturday, 12 p.m.
at Second Baptist Church.


Mitchell
NELLIE B. MILES, died February
1 at Miami
Shores Nursing
H o m e.
Survivors: sister,
Leola Easley;
two goddaugh-
ters, Pamela
Armstrong and
Sally Diale; god-
son, Nelson
Bell; and a host
of nieces, nephews and friends.
Service Saturday, 2 p.m. at Good
News Little River Baptist Church.


Manker
MATTHEW POLLOCK, 66, died
February 4 at Pan American
Hospital. Service Saturday, 2 p.m. at
New Missionary Baptist Church,
Opa-locka.


Wright


RUFUS ROWE, JR., assembler,
died February 2,
at home.
Survivors: chil-
dren, Eric
(Patricia), Tex,
Emmanuel
(Wanda).
Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at True
Witness of
Holiness Church. Interment Forest
Lawn Cemetery.



Rol
SISTER BERNESTINE MUR-
PHY, 64, 14150
NW 22 Court,
died February 2
at Parkway
Regional
Medical Center.
Public viewing
Friday, 5-9 p.m.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Crooms
Temple Church of God.
ERNEST SHAKES, 67, died
February 5. Arrangements are
incomplete.


ANTWAN EMMANUEL
McKINNEY, 24,
student, died
February 6, in
Texas. Survivors:
mother, Paulette
Harper; step-
father, Maryon
Harper; brother,
Marvin Howard;
step-brother,
Maryon Harper
II; step-sisters, Tanyika Harper and
Shawnika (Craig) Bowe. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. at First Baptist of
Bunche Park.

yal
ANNA GARDNER, 56, died
February 4. Arrangements are
incomplete.

JEREMIAH STEELE, 76, died
February 2. Remains were shipped
to Linden, N.J. for final rites and
burial.

MADGE CUNNINGHAM, 50,
died February 5. Service Saturday;
10 a.m. at Christ Convenant
Church.

LAURA TEAL, 55, died February
4. Remains will be shipped to
Alabama for final rites and bural.


DONALD PINGER, 68, died
February 1 at South Miami Hospital.
Services were held.

ANNIE MAE DIXON, 88, Leisure
City, died February 4 at home.
Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at Goulds
Church of Christ.

CHELSEA RIVERA, 20, died
January 26 at Baptist Hospital.
Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at
Sweethome M.B. Church.

Richardson
BERNARD FITZGERALD
HARDY AKA
'LIL B,' died.
Arrangements
are incomplete.






MARY SMITH, 73, died February
2. Remains were shipped to
Orlando, FL for final rites and burial.

BETTY CHANEY, 55, died
February 5. Arrangements are
incomplete.

BABY TAIJ'E JOHNSON, died
February 3 at Miami Children's
Hospital. Remains were shipped to
Freeport, Bahamas for final rites
and burial.


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C el Mae Johnson Smith was the older of two
children born to the late Reverend Albert
William Johnson and Mrs. Alfreda Stokes
Johnson in Thomasville, Alabama on June 15, 1907.
At an early age, Ethel moved to Selma, Alabama with
the rest of her family where she was educated in the
public schools of that city. Upon graduating from
Payne High School, she attended Selma University
where she prepared for a teaching career. Upon com-
pleting her work at Selma University, she was
employed as a teacher in the public school system of
Selma, Alabama.
At an early age, she committed to
Christ and joined the Tabernacle
Baptist Church where she was bap-
tized and actively worked as a
Sunday School Teacher and a faithful
member of the choir to further the
cause of Christ.
In July of 1930, Ethel married her
high school sweetheart, Calvert
Smith, thus beginning a long and
prosperous marriage together ending
after 68 years with the passing of her
husband, Calvert Smith in 1998.
Shortly after their marriage, Ethel
moved with her husband to Sioux
Falls, South Dakota, where he began
a forty-three year illustrative career
working for the Illinois Central
Railroad. In the early 40's, Ethel, her husband and
the family moved to Chicago, Illinois where, for over
forty years, she faithfully performed her duties as a
mother, wife, community volunteer and dependable
servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.
For sixty-eight years, Ethel was a faithful compan-
ion for husband. Together they struggled through the
depression in the 30's and through many other good
and bad times. Through all of their years of marriage,
she was flexible enough to assume the roles neces-
sary to insure the vitality and success of the family
unit.
To the union of Calvert and Ethel was born two chil-
dren: Dr. Albert E. Smith, President of Florida
Memorial College and Dr. Calvert H, Smith Sr.,
Professor Emeritus at University of Cincinnati.
Ethel was a strong and quiet person. As her hus-
band traveled extensively through his employment
with the Illinois Central Railroad, Ethel was a tower of
strength, rearing two boys in the challenging circum-
stances, of life in the city of Chicago. A testimony to
her strength is to be found in the fact that she raised
two college presidents and provided the foundation
for them to be strong community leaders in their var-
ious personal and professional careers. Ethel did a
masterful job of balancing the dual role of wife and
mother.


As the children grew into their teenage years, Ethel
added another dimension to life by managing a small
business that she and Calvert started, ultimately
moving from that position to a productive working
career in sales in a local drug store chain in the city
of Chicago.
While living in Chicago, Ethel did not neglect her
Christian faith and responsibilities. She joined the
historic Pilgrim Baptist Church pastored by the
Reverend J.C. Austin, Sr., and worked faithfully there
until she and the family moved to Altgeld Gardens on
the outskirts of the city of Chicago. At
that time, to be closer to his place of
residence, she moved her member-
ship to the United Presbyterian
Church of Altgeld, where she worked
actively in the choir, Sunday school
and the trustee Board until she
retired and relocated to South
Carolina.
Ethel was an especially talented and
resourceful mother, She had the
capacity to understand the circum-
stances surrounding the lives of two
boys and the resourcefulness to man-
age those circumstances and their
lives in a way that led to them being
productive citizens in their own right.
On Feb. 5, 2006 at approximately
6:25 am, the Lord called Ethel home
to receive her reward. She is preceded in death by her
parents, her husband and one brother, Reverend
Herbert Hadley Johnson.
In addition to her sons, Albert (Sadie) and Calvert
(Carrie), she leaves to cherish her precious memory,
six grandchildren: Albert Clayton (Sonja), Robyne
Wilkerson, Melanie (George) Jackson, Angela (James)
Luster, Calvert (Tracy), and Natombi (William)
Simpson and seven great-grandchildren; Albert
Clayton Smith II, Courtney Michele Smith, Stephanie
Lauren Jackson, Geralyn Elise Smith, William Calvert
Simpson, Carrington Adele Luster, Trevor Luster;
three great-great-grandchildren: Jordan, Devante and
Justin Smith; a great niece, Danita Atkins and a "spe-
cial" daughter, Evelyn (Robert) Jude and a host of
other relatives and friends.
Donations requested in honor of Ethel J. Smith to
the, Calvert and Ethel Smith Endowed Scholarship
Fund at Florida Memorial University, c/o Dr. Barbara
Edwards, vice president for Institutional
Advancement.


Service time: Thursday at 12 p.m.
Viewing at 11 a.m. in the Range Funeral Home Chapel
Final services will be held in Selma, Alabama
under the direction of Walker's Mortuary


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A couple of weeks ago, Lu'Vocci
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Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez,
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hottest talent in South Florida.
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dancers strutted their stuff in front of
some of the biggest names in music,
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Miami Live went above and beyond sim-


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in a panel discussion with well known
industry insiders including radio per-
sonality Tamara G; America's Next Top
Model's Tiffany; general manager of
Urban America Magazine, Faisal
Tavernier; and multi-platinum producer
and author, Saphreem King.
The panelists really encouraged the
youth organizations by taking time to
thoroughly answer each question and
letting them know that they could
accomplish anything if they put their
minds to it.
Once the actual artist showcase began,
the audience was treated to an array of
great performances. Some of the best
were the poetry of Angie Blaque,
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People's Art Exhibition
Call to Artists
Once again we prepare for
another highly successful
celebration of African World
artistic creativity in South
Florida with the 6th Annual
Oscar Thomas Memorial
People's Art Exhibition,
which will run from April 3
through May 21.
The entry form can be
picked up at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts


Center, 2166 MLK Blvd. The
deadline for entry forms is
March 20. For insurance
purposes, the title, the exact
dimensions, the materials
and the insurance value for
each piece has to be included
on the entry form. The dead-
line for the delivery of the
works to the Center is
Monday, March 27, 5 p.m.
Please include artist bio and
statement with entry form.
Collectors are encouraged to
show their works by the late
artist.


The Opening Reception will
be held on Monday, April 3,
from 6-9 p.m. Call 305-904-
7620 or 786-260-1246.
Kuumba Artists to Meet
Sunday, February 12:
Kuumba Artists will be
meeting at the African Heri-
tage Cultural Arts Center,
2166 MLK Blvd., at 11 a.m.
Discussion will include
upcoming Oscar Thomas
Memorial People's Art Exhi-
bition. Call 305 904-7620 or
786-260-1246.
Joseph Caleb Auditorium
5400 NW 22 Ave.
Film & Culture Series
Thursdays, February 9,16,23:
Miami Dade Parks,
Division of Arts and Culture,
Community Artists Cultural


Arts Series proudly presents
the Black History Month Film
and Culture Series every
Thursday in this month. This
exciting series will feature
screenings of films made by
African American filmmakers
and/or films which have
African American or African
themes. Feature films are as
follows:
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 visu-
al art.
February 16, 2006, 7 p.m.
In-Law A comedy about how


a father with two daughters
treats his prospective sons-
in-law with disdain and bias.
His "show me the money"
attitude towards his daugh-
ters' suitors sacrifices char-
acter and integrity over afflu-
ence and wealth. Set in rural
Nigeria.
February 23, 2006, 6 p.m.
African Dance Music Video
We invite you to join us for a
tantalizing and entertaining
evening of contemporary
African music. This evening
includes a traditional West
African meal and a wine tast-
ing of wines from Ethiopia.
Space is limited and reserva-
tions are required. 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 international jazz
virtuoso Gino Sitson, along
with Senegalese master
drummer Cheikh Tariou
M'Baye and his dynamic
dance and drumming compa-
ny Sing Sing Rhythms for a
night of seriously eclectic
music beginnning at 8 p.m.
Call 305-636-2350.
AAPACT presents
King Hedley II
Through February 26:
The African American
Performing Arts Community
Theatre proudly presents its
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Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at the Yale Club on February 23
announced Robert Gilder and Lewis Lehman ...
A unique physical as well as video exhibit of some of the works of science pio-
neer Dr. George Washington Carver is on exhibit through February 23rd at the
,New York Botanical Garden on Southern Blvd. and 200th Street in the Bronx ...
Reverend Edward Culvert, a former Deputy State Labor Commissioner, is the
publisher of the new Culvert Chronicles, successor to the New York Voice ...
Faced with a January 31st deadline, officials of the Boys Choir of Harlem filed
motions in Manhattan Supreme Court asking for a stay of execution until the end
of the school year.

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Martin Lawrence's Big Mama's House 2 by Twentieth Century Fox came in with LAWRENCE
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working for eighteen hours. Her courageous act
in refusing to give up her seat on a bus she had
paid to ride sparked the modern-day civil rights
movement and led to the breakdown of
segregation in the United States.

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Dr. Roland Burroughs
returned home last weekend to
attend the funeral of Alphonso
Brown, a former football player
for his beloved B.T.W. and also
former president of B.T.W.
Alumni Association.
John E. Culmer was in the
city last week on business
accompanied by his grandson
Cameron, who visited with
great-grandmother Leomie S.
Culmer and aunt Angela
Culmer.
Congratulations to Oscar
Braynon II, who is in this
month's Ebony magazine and
was featured in The Miami


Herald in Joan Fleischman's
column. Oscar, better known
to family members as "02," is
the grandson. of Ronald
Braynon and the late Cora
Braynon and Sonny and
Wilhelmina Franks-Jennings.
Get well wishes to all of you!
From all of us! Rudie Marks,
Alice Dean-Harrison, Henry
Goa, Mae Hamilton-Clear,
Arthur Cole, Emily C.
Pittman, Eugene Cole, Bessie
Brennan-Forbes, Kim Lynch,
Oscar Marley, Janice
Sanders, William Richardson,
Pearline Nairn, Anna
Westmore, Inell Hunter,


Frances Brown, Cleomie
Allen Smith, Lucille
Johnson-Crawford, Hubert
Sharpe, Janice Sanders, Ida
Cash, Fr. Gerard Jean-Juste
and Mary Albury Ferrell.
Mardi Gras 2006 will go on
as usual in New Orleans before
"Lent" begins. This will be their
150th anniversary. This year's
festivities take place on Feb.
11-12, Feb. 17-28 and Feb. 24-
28 will boast the music,
parades and parties.Congrats
to La'Keitha Daniels, who was
installed as
Historian/Journalist on the
Executive Board for the
Georgia Association of Black
Women Attorneys (GABWA) in
Atlanta, Georgia on January
31.
Sherrilyn Norwood has
completed her studies in
Health Care Management and
received her Masters Degree.
Congratulations!


The class of "43" Diplomats
(B.T.W.) and old timers of
Miami were saddened to learn
of the demise of Booker T.
Hayes (N.W. 1st Ave.), hus-
band of the late Mildred
Jenkins and Bessie Brennan-
Forbes (class of 1945), who
later married Livingston
(Winky) Forbes.
Miami Alumnae Step Team of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Inc. won second prize in the
women's competition of the
Pan-Hellenic Greek step show.
The prize of $100 will be donat-
ed to Delta's scholarship fund.
Congratulations Sorors!
Howard University will soon
erect a $400 million hospital in
long-neglected South East
Washington.
Grace Heastie-Patterson
sends a big hello to her friends
and classmates from B.T.W.'s
class of "46." Her sister, Elva
Heastie-Gamble (class of "43"),


who lives in Detroit sends a
big hello also. There is a new
U.S.A postage stamp, which
was unveiled January 25 in
Beverly Hills, Ca., honoring
Hattie McDaniel, who gave a
superb performance in
Imitation of Life.
Congratulations to Thomas
and Agnator Nottage, who cel-
ebrated their 50th Wedding
Anniversary with family and
many friends at "Vilolines"
Banquet Hall on January 28. It
was an affair long to be remem-
bered by those in attendance.
Their children, Pamela Denise
Pitts and Tangela Thomasina
Floyd, along with son-in-law,
Charles Edward Floyd and
their grandchildren were all in
attendance.
Their two daughters and
niece, Antionette Gordon,
were hostesses. Dr. Phillip
Clarke of St. Matthews Church
presided as the couple renewed


their vows. The very happy
couple went to each table and
thanked their guests for
attending the celebration of
their 50 years of love and hap-
piness.
Friends in Miami and
Classmates of Marva
Trotman-Worthy were sad-
dened to learn of her demise in
San Jose, California on
January 28. Marva was the
sister of Helen Gay, Julia
Tynes, John Smith and the
late Larona S. Brice and
Hannah Edwards.
Others making the trip to
San Jose, California to attend
the funeral of Marva Trotman-
Worthy were Eugenia Tynes,
Melvian Allen, Louise
Watkins, Roslyn Jackson,
Mersaye McKinzie, and Anna
Marie Johnson of Atlanta,
Georgia.
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performance of Ordinary
People by Isaiah Dawson, all
of whom won in their respec-
tive categories. Dawson was
the show's overall winner.


The atmosphere
elegant and the
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Lu'Vocci
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accommodating. Everyone
who attended enjoyed them-
selves.
Now, Lu'Vocci Productions
is gearing up for next year's
showcase. They are once
again on the lookout for
South Florida's hottest talent
to showcase in front of music,
fashion and entertainment
professionals.
"We are looking for signed


and unsigned local artists
who are looking to take the
next step in the pursuit of a
career in the music industry.
This opportunity will afford
them a chance to perform in
front of major record label
executives, A&R's, producers
and other industry profes-
sionals," said Lamont
Flanders, CEO, Lu'Vocci
Productions.


"The selection process will
consist of a very rigorous
audition process over a period
of three months, culminating
with a major performance at
the James L. Knight Center.
This is NOT a talent show!
This is an artist showcase for
music, fashion and entertain-
ment industry professionals,"
said Jimmy Nickerson, VP,
Lu'Vocci Productions.


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featuring author presentations, art exhibits, storytelling and music.




Madafo Lloyd Wilson will transport audiences to Africa
through stories, folktales, poetry, and songs.
Saturday, February 11, 11 a.m.
Concord Branch, 3882 S.W. 112 Ave.
Monday, February 13, 11 a.m.
Miami Lakes Branch, 6699 Windmill Gate Rd.
Wednesday, February 15, 3:30 p.m.
Doral Branch, 10785 N.W. 58 St.


Nicole Yarling presents Elements ofjazz, an interactive musical
program that teaches children the "anatomy" of a Jazz song.

Thursday, February 9, 10 a.m.
Model City Branch, 2211 N.W. 54 St.


Sounds of the Caribbean with Reggie Paul Listen, dance,
and help make music in this interactive program for kids.
Monday, February 13, 3:30 p.m.
West Dade Regional, 9445 Coral Way
Wednesday, February 15
10:30 a.m., Fairlawn Branch, 6376 SW 8 St.
4:00 p.m., Culmer/Overtown Branch, 350 NW 13 St.


For Women Only: The Sande Secret Society masks from the
collection ofVilma Garabaghi. This exhibit features mask
forms found in the female-only Sande Society of Sierra Leone
and Liberia.
January 17 February 28, 2006
Main Library 2nd floor exhibition space
101 W. Flagler St.


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any unanswered questions, pressing
concerns and important information
you wish to share with me.
Jazz,
I've been under so much pressure
from my parents on which college to
choose. They each want me to choose
their alma mater. How do I let them
know I want to attend a college of my
own choice?
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First off let me say we all know how
hard it is to say no to our parents.
Especially if you have to say no to both
of them. I think you should sit down
with both of them to discuss this tender
subject. Let them know that it's your
choice to make and they should accept
it. Ask them to be happy and supportive
because this is really a big turning point
in your life. Share information with
them about the college of your choice
so they can see you are really serious
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add 2 cups of water. If you want colored
paper, add a drop or two of food coloring.
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Help is just

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Everyday we teenagers face various challenges.
Whether it's peer pressure, sex, drugs, alcohol,
school or relationships, there are so many decisions
to make. Where do we turn to when we need help
with these issues. Below is a list of numbers you
should take time to jot down. They are places that
can offer the help you need and it only takes a
phone call to receive answers.
AIDS Hotline 800-FOR-AIDS
Alcohol Hotline 800-331-2900
Pregnancy Hotline 800-560-0717
Child Abuse Hotline 800-792-5200
Crises Hotline 800-448-4663
Suicide Hotline 800-621-4000
Drugs Hotline 800-662-4357
Running Away Hotline 800-231-6946
Rape & Sexual Assault Crisis Line 800-643-6250
Domestic Violence Hotlirfe 800-799-7233
Anorexia & Bulima Information 800-762-3334
STD Hotline 800-227-8922
Grief Recovery Helpline 800-445-4808
Shoplifters Anonymous 800-848-9595
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The untrue notion that Black on Black love doesn't exist


BLACK MEN
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comments by Wesley Snipes) We
have been asked to accede our
queenly beauty and bodies,
though desired, violated and
politicized, to be lesser than that
of others. We've been asked to
bear children and see them sold,
or abandoned by their fathers.
We take on the world to defend
our children and men, a small
percentage of whom. make it
point to show, in return, only
contempt.
I emphasize "a small percent-
age." I know perceptions can be


skewed in large and small
places like Minneapolis or
Columbia, Md. and by high pro-
file cases concentrated on by the
mass media. But the fact is that
we are still the national minori-
ty group most likely to marry
within our group. We are the
least meltable, despite several
studies that indicate Black men
are more likely to marry outside
the race than Black women. A
Japanese co-worker once told
me that he and his wife were the
only two Japanese people in
their circle of friends married to
another Japanese person. (So
Miss "Korean/White," "blk" guys


are not "more into" your race.)
But this increasing tendency
of some Black men rankles
some Black women. But, more
importantly, the over-hyped
trend serves as endless grist for
the mill of television and radio
talk shows, books, films,
Internet chat rooms and mes-
sage boards. Mass media profits
big time from the notion and
image of the supposedly angry,


scorned Black
woman standing
in the shadows
while her man
hops the fence to
be with Buffy.
This notion of our bitter selves,
which demeans us as a total
people, is quite entertaining to
America. In contrast, the anger
of White women is never shown
or exploited in quite the same
way. Think about the scene in
"Save the Last Dance" when
Kerry Washington's character
asks the Julia Stiles character
why she has to date a Black
man. Don't White women


already have the world, she
asks? Of course the White
woman here is given the moral
high ground. After all, it's only
about love. Or is it?
We learn what to love, what is
beautiful and what is sexy
through the images of love pre-
sented to us. And, as I first
wrote in a piece five years ago
but which is still true, there are
scarce images of Blacks together
as lovers, and of Black women
as the pretty love interest in
films and television shows.
When a Black woman is made
the love interest, say in a film
like "Monster's Ball," it is always


twisted. In this film, her White
lover was/is an open racist who,
even though it is unknown to
her, participated in the execu-
tion of her husband. The story
line, which renders Black men
as hopeless, uses the legacy of
racism in an unconvincing man-
ner to belittle its impact, and
historical and present-day con-
sequences. Considering the
nonstop media onslaught that
trumpets "White is Beautiful,"
Black people are doing well to
still appreciate and love each
other.
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the release of her book and mark
the end of her book tour, she
invited 10 of her closest girl-
friends to the Bahamas for an
action-packed weekend.
After word spread about the
trip, Coleman hosted 200
women in the Bahamas. For the
past eight years, the Columbus
Day Girlfriends Getaway
Weekend has become a staple in
the lives of many women.
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production of King Hedley II,
written by the late, incompa-
rable playwright August
Wilson. Regular evening per-
formances are 8 p.m. on
Fridays and Saturdays.
Matinee performances are
Sundays at 3 p.m. at the
Charles Hadley Park Black
Box Theatre, 1300 NW 50th
St. Call 866-390-4534.
Ceremonies in Dark
Old Men
Through March 12:
The M Ensemble Theatre
Company presents Cere-
monies in Dark Old Men by
Lonnie Elder, at 12320 W.
Dixie Highway. This portrait
of ghetto life shows us a fam-
ily who aspire to better
things but who go about it in
the wrong and tragic way.
Regular evening perform-
ances are 8 p.m. on
Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturdays. Matinee perform-
ances are Sundays at 3 p.m.
Call 305-895-0335.
Kisasa (Modern Things)


Coleman on her annual trip had
so much fun, they asked
Coleman to host local events in
the New York area. Coleman
agreed, but only if the events
raised money for charities that
assisted women and children.
Together, Coleman and her
3,000-plus members from
around the country, have raised
money for domestic violence,
AIDS awareness, diabetes and
breast cancer. Just Between
Girlfriends has also hosted
events to collect clothing, school
supplies, toys and books for the


Saturday, February 11:
The Conscious Collective
invites you to a celebration of
art, music and culture fea-
turing spoken word, open
mic, cultural marketplace,
fashion show, Folklore art,
African dance and drumming
and more. Beginning at 7
p.m. at 228 NE 59 St. Call
305-986-9379.
EXHIBITIONS
Miami-Dade Public
Library presents
Visual Stories: The Artwork
of James E. Ransome
through February 28 at Main
Library-Auditorium.
Little Haiti, Miami: Photo-
graphs by Gary Monroe
through February 28 at Main
Library-1st Floor.
For Women Only: Sande
Secret Society Masks through
February 28 at Main Library-
2nd Floor, 101 W. Flagler St.
Bayunga Klaleuka through
March 30 at North Dade
Regional, 2455 N.W. 183 St.
Artist Talk, February 22, 7-
8:30 p.m.
1st International
Diaspora Artists Biennale
Februaryl7-19:


under -privileged.
Coleman's charitable work
with Just Between Girlfriends
has caught the attention of
Lifetime TV and they are current-
ly airing a promotional, mini-bio
on Coleman as part of its Real
Women, Real Stories shorts.
The Girls Night Out Tour is
sponsored by the Bermuda
Tourism Board, Liz Claiborne,
Pepsi Bottling, Universal-Motown
Records, Cocktails by Jenn and
Chadwicks.
For more information about
news reporter turned philan-


Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts
Incubator presents the 1st
International Diaspora
Artists Biennale, a three-day
retreat, at the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas and
Popop Studios. Artists from
The Caribbean and the U.S.
along with art historians,
critics, art lawyers and cura-
tors explore contemporary
Caribbean art practice and
our visions for the future.
PBS Special:
Slavery And The Making
Of America
PBS presents this televi-
sion special on February 9
and 16 from 9-11 p.m. This
four part series is produced
by Dante James and narrat-
ed by Morgan Freeman.
Dante is an incredible film-
maker who has produced
many award winning films.
The film tells the story of
slavery from the point of
view of the enslaved. The
series recognizes the
strength, humanity and dig-
nity of the enslaved and
redefines them as pro-active
freedom fighters not passive
victims.


The Angry Black Woman sounds off


JAMES
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same as you!

People are talking:
Donald in Portland, Oregon:
"Love your show, but haven't
you had enough of the angry


Black woman stereotype?"
"Another Black sista in your
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the hip, eye rolling, loud sap-
phire that the world has come
to expect of we ABW? (lol)"
Midwest Maddle says, "Life
out here in the bible belt is


starting to sounding pretty
good to me."
Debbie in Akron writes,
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thropist Chrisena Coleman and
the Girls Night Out Tour, please
visit www.justbetweengirl-
friends.com
The Girls Night Out Tour
Schedule:
Feb. 10: Houston, Texas;
Sheraton Suites Hotel
March 22: New York City;
Stereo nightclub
April 28: Atlanta, Georgia;
Westin North at Perimeter
May 19: Tampa, Florida;
Sheraton Suites
October 6: Los Angeles;
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa.


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District, Everglades National Paik, and many other federal, state, local and tribal partners.


Fun Facts:
Livin' with the Waters is
an urban portrayal of "The
waters," a family facing
everyday challenges in
south Florida, while
learning about the
Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration
Plan (CERP). CERP is a plan
to save the Everglades that
is spearheaded by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers
and the South Florida
Water Management
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Leah Chase's rise to Queen of Creole Cuisine
didn't start with a hunger for fame and
fortune, but instead from a desire to provide
hot lunches to Black men beginning to work
in nearby offices. Believing that "you have to
put all your love in that pot," Chef Chase's
passion isn't just about good
food, but also a testament to her
legacy of determination, cultural pride
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Full Name of Business
Charter Mortgage
99 NW 183rd Street, #122
305-652-0002

Year established
2003

Owners
Don Forrester

Number of paid
full-time/part-time
employees
Six (Three part-time/Three
full-time)

Products/Services
We provide assistance with
purchasing homes. We
help first-time home buy-
ers and assist customers
with poor credit.

SFuture goals
Right now we are in the
middle of an expansion.
Our goal is to become a
national lender.

Why did you start this
business and how
has it grown?
I started this business to
undercut outside lenders
who charge high rates and
fees. I opened up this com-
pany sixteen years ago and
it was sort of a small oper-
ation. Now we are on the
brink of going national.
What were some of
the obstacles you
faced and how did you
overcome them?
One of the problems we
had was getting access to
cheap capital. We had trou-
ble getting to major credi-
tors because the bank
wanted great credit. They
also wanted collateral,
meaning cash in the bank.
I overcame these obstacles
by working hard.


Don Forrester


Who does your
business best serve
and why?

We are aimed at two demo-
graphics. We help cus-
tomers with excellent cred-
it find the lowest rates pos-
sible. We also aim towards
helping customers with
bad credit find the best
deal.
How have your
experiences helped
meet the needs of
your clients?
I've been in business for 14
years and I have found out
that anyone can get a loan
if someone chooses to help
them. With all my years of
experience, I have figured
that I can help many peo-
ple with my knowledge and
expertise.

Where did you get the
name of' your company
and does it have any
significant meaning?
I partnered in a company
named Charter West. Since
the company closed down,
I wanted to have a similar
name so some of our old
customers would recognize
us. I prayed looking for an
answer and decided to
change the name to
Charter Mortgage.


Hip Hop 4 Health receives $15,000

AMERIGROUP Florida, Inc.,
AstraZeneca and The Carrie
Meek Foundation announced
the launch of the 2006 Hip Hop
4 Health program at a reception
and dinner recently at the JW
Marriott on Brickell Avenue.
Former Congresswoman
Carrie Meek and Dr. Kriner
Cash, Chief of Accountability A dI
and Systemwide Performance,
Miami-Dade County Public /9 'l 2006
Schools were the featured A ne
speakers. Other guests includ-
ed representatives from Miami- ..e Carrie Meek tFoudation s15,000.00
Dade College, Jackson Health v
Systems, Miami-Dade County Fif n T&hoi-tsund & 00/100
principals, staff, and other dis-
tinguished guests. AMERI-
GROUP Florida, Inc. and,
AstraZeneca also presented.
The Carrie Meek Foundation
with a $15,000 grant to be
used in support of the
Foundation's various commu-
nity programs. Pictured L to R are Orlando Ceaser, Senior Director of Diversity, AstraZeneca; Former Congresswoman Carrie
Hip Hop 4 Health is a health Meek; Don Gilmore, Chief Executive Officer, AMERIGROUP Florida, Inc.; John Addelman, Regional Sales Director
Please turn to HIP HOP 4D Managed Care, AstraZeneca.



Miami Gardens resident wins big


Recently, Miami was the site
of live remote drawings of the
Florida Lottery's exciting CASH
3"', PLAY 4, FANTASY 5@ and
FLORIDA LOTTO'M games. The
live drawings, a million drawing
and onsite giveaways were part
of an evening of Florida Lottery
activities held at Bayfront Park
during Bayfront Park's New
Year's Eve event that attracted
an estimated 70,000 people.
Immediately after the regular
FLORIDA LOTTO drawing at 11
p.m., the Florida Lottery
revealed the Million Dollar New
Year's Eve grand prize winning
ticket number in the "Cash for
the Holidays" promotion. There
were 900,000 entries statewide
in the "Cash for the Holidays"
drawing as well as over
$1,150,000 in prizes given


away throughout the six-week
promotion.
Lucky number 120851 was
the winning ticket purchased in
Brooksville, Florida. On New
Year's Day, the Florida Lottery
announced the 10 winners of
$1,000 who were also the alter-
nates, in the order drawn, for
the $1 million prize if no one
claimed the top prize before the
180-day redemption deadline.
The ten alternate winning num-
bers were (in order): 654706,
479363, 142813, 338027,
639080, 145991, 393967,
502146, 373358, and 16449.
Another exciting element of
the remble live drawings was
the Florida Lottery "Cash Bash
Giveaway" which awarded a
total of T15.000 in prizes to
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(From L to R) Lonnie Quinn, host of NBC 6 morning
show "South Florida Today; Georgia Gainer, winner of the
$10,000 grand prize in the Florida Lottery's Cash Bash
Giveaway and Dexter Santos, Chief Marketing Officer,
Florida Lottery.


Detective Newbold retires from MPD


In 1985, Detective Mary New-
bold was the oldest female at the
age of 43 to graduate from the
Police Academy.
After only two years on patrol,
she became a Robbery Detective.
She was then assigned to the
Homicide Unit as an Assault
Investigator. While assigned to
the Homicide Unit, Detective
Newbold was sent to
Williamsburg, Virginia (by the
then Lt. Bobby Meeks) to learn
about Domestic Violence Laws.
Upon her return she began to
formulate Domestic Violence
Training- for the Miami Police
Department. She also trained
other officers in the many facts of


domestic violence.
In 1992, Florida finally passed
its domestic violence laws. Prior
to those laws, there was much
opposition to arresting men who
abused women. However, her fel-
low officers trusted her sound
judgment and accepted her guid-
ance during that transitional
phase. Most importantly she
maintained her dedication as a
sworn law enforcement officer to
uphold Florida State Laws.
In 1995, while serving under
the command of Lt. Gerald Green
and Sgt. Eunice Cooper, the
Miami Police Domestic Violence
Unit was established. Detective
Newbold became the Liaison


Mary Newbold


between the unit and the State
Attorney's Office.
Detective Newbold has provided
an invaluable contribution to the
City of Miami Police Department.
As a result of her dedication to
duty, knowledge and profession-
alism, Miami Police Officers are
better equipped in investigating
domestic violence incidents.
Her other achievements were:
FCAA 1992 Black Achievers
Award, June 2001 CID Officer of
the Month Award, July 2001
MPD Administrative Excellence
Award and 2001 CID Runner-up
Officer of the Year Award.
From your mom, Chlstine D.
Felts.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS


M IAM DADE


NONEXCLUSIVE PERMITS TO PROVIDE
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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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Place your Classified ad in The Miami Times
call 305-694-6225 "


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 notecdin the Instructions to'Proposers. The County reserves
the right to postpone or cancel the Request for Proposal opening at
any time:prior to 'thescheduled opening of proposals. Proposers
are invited-'-o'-be pr-eseiit. ;Proposals'received after the time and
date specifi d will not be opened or considered. These Permits will
be' issued i/the Miami-Dade County Aviation Department.

THE SCOPE OF SERVICES for these Permits will include a full
range of !round 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 lor 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 Coiinlt Co!de


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'theselec-&
tion committee therefore; F) any member of the County's profes-
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


DEPUTY CLERK


2D The Miami Times, February 8-14, 2006


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Black progress being hidden


Over the 1990s, there was a
30 percent decline in the Black
poverty rate and in 2000, the
Black poverty rait reached its
lowest point ever recorded by
the U.S. Census Uureau. Along
with the decline in t ie number
of Blacks in poverty, there was
a significant increase in the
number of Blacks in the middle
and upper classes. For exam-
ple, between 1994 and 2004,
the number of Black house-
holds earning $100,000 or
more a year tripled.
The decline in Black poverty
and the growth of the Black
middle class has been missed
by many. The Black legal schol-
ar Derrick Bell, for example,
claims that today there is a
large racial underclass and pre-
cious few Blacks in the middle


and upper classes. The impor-
tant Black public intellectual,
Henry Louis Gates Jr., argues,
"The 60's generation now seems
to be presiding over the perma-
nent entrenchment of a vast
Black underclass."
The current issue of the
Thora Institute's Black
Directions report on The Size
and Politics of the Black Middle
Class shows conclusively that
the assertions by Bell and
Gates are false. Although Black
public intellectuals are repeat-
edly claiming that there is a cri-
sis of bad values and behaviors
in Black America, there is little
evidence to support these
claims.
In addition to the positive
news about Black poverty and
the.Black middle class, the cur-


rent issue of Black Directions
discusses other positive devel-
opments in Black America
around out-of-wedlock births,
teenage pregnancy and crime
over the 1990s that have been
missed by the Black pundits.
The full report on The Size
and Politics of the Black Middle
Class can be obtained for $9 for
the single issue. Subscribers to
Black Directions can receive
this issue for $6 as part of their
one-year subscription of $36
for six issues.
For more under-reported
positive news about Blacks,
readers should see Recent
News of Black Educational
Progress and Blacks and Illicit
Drug Use on the Thora
Institutes website: www.tho-
rainstitute.com.


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help. The Beacon Council helps businesses with: access to financial and incentive programs
* access to labor training market research business costs information site selection
assistance and permitting facilitation. For information on locating and expanding your
company in our urban communities, contact us at 305-579-1342 or go to beaconcouncil.com


CD teaches how to improve credit


Building credit and score makes new

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tomers with debt management
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The CD Credit Tool not only
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job, an apartment and even
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homeowners policy," said
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The Credit Alternative Group
firmly believes individuals can
reach their financial resolution
goals with a comprehensive
approach to financial manage-
ment which is why they include
A Prescription For Financial
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the 35th Anniversary issue of
Essence Magazine. Plus, the
CD includes free finance soft-
ware and a resource and links
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Seniors can

earn college

The Orange Bowl
Foundation recently
announced its 2006
Thurgood Marshall
Scholarship Essay
Contest. The essay
contest is open to high
school seniors plan-
ning to attend college
in the next academic
session. Seniors
attending a secondary
school in Miami-Dade,
Broward and Palm
Beach counties are eli-
gible to participate.
The contest rules
require a response to
one of three questions
in a double-spaced
500-750 word typed
essay:
1 Thurgood
Marshall was the
grandson of a slave.
Despite experiencing
racial, social and eco-
nomic injustices, he
focused on educating
himself and became an
advocate for others.
He invested countless
hours to ensure equal
access to education for
all Americans. How did
Thurgood Marshall


compete to

scholarships

improve educational
opportunities for
minorities?
'2. In 1930, Thurgood
Marshall applied to the
University of Maryland
Law School, but was
denied admission
because of the color of
his skin. Three years
later, Marshall, now a
young lawyer, suc-
cessfully sued the
University of Maryland
for failure to admit a
young African
American male into its
program.
What lessons can we
learn from Thurgood
Marshall? How can
you use your educa-
tion to empower your-
self or others?
3. Imagine it is 2009
and you have been
invited to return to
your high school to
give the commence-
ment address. What
will they say you have
accomplished since
you graduated? What
issues would they
describe that you have
supported in the three


years since gradua-
tion?
The deadline for
essay submissions is
Friday, February 17 by
5 p.m. The top winner
of the essay contest
will receive a laptop
computer, a $2,000
scholarship and gift
certificates. The three
runner-ups will
receive a $1,000 schol-
arship and gift certifi-
cates. All winners will
be recognized at the
Blue Cross -Blue
Shield of Florida
Orange Bowl
Foundation Thurgood
Marshall Scholarship
Gala on March 3.
The Blue Cross Blue


Shield of Florida
.Orange Bowl
Foundation Thurgood
Marshall Scholarship
Gala raises funds to
donate to the
Thurgood Marshall
Scholarship Fund. In
the three years of its
existence, the Orange
Bowl Thurgood
Marshall Scholarship
Gala has raised over
$75,000 for scholar-
ships.
To learn more about
the Orange Bowl
Foundation Thurgood
Marshall Essay
Contest, please visit
t h e
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or call 305-341-4728.


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HIP HOP
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based initiative that
incorporates a dance
competition and
health fairs featuring
valuable health infor-
mation, screenings
and entertaining activ-
ities for students, their
families and the com-
munity at-large. Using
a genre of music and


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popular with youth,
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April, 12 preliminary
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CBC
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organization's mission
is to serve as the non-
partisan policy-orient-
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cates future leaders
and promotes collabo-
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tors, business lead-
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organizational leaders
and organized labor to
effect positive and
sustainable change in
the Black community.
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B.A. in Political
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Tabor Missionary
Baptist Church, a life
member of the NAACP
and a member of the
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc. She
has served as a board
member of the
Jackson Memorial
Hospital Foundation,
one of the largest
public hospitals in the
country.
Congressman and
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children, Lauren and
Kendrick Jr. Mrs.
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Middle Community
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dance team represent-
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school in a competi-
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in the program. This
grand prize competi-
tion will take place at
the final Hip Hop 4
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All occasions, weddings, parties, etc.
1290 Ali Baba (West of 27th Ave.)
Limo Rentals
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Booths for rent. Special
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Ask for Lucy
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The Directors are: M. Athalie Range
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Custom-made cabinets for kitchens
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14140 NW 22nd Avenue
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Air condition, plumbing, electoral,
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SPACES FOR RENT
From $260 to $475 monthly
Call 305-681-9600

Furnished Rooms
1988 NW 58 STREET
Air. Call Mary 305-634-6026.
2352 N.W. 97th Street
Private bath with air. $90 a
week. $360 to move in.
Call 305-691-2703 or
305-303-9912
2352 N.W. 97th Street
Private bath with air. $90 a
week. $360 to move in.
Call 305-691-2703 or
305-303-9912
5500 NW 5th Avenue
$70 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen and bath with
security bars. One person.
Call 305-474-8186 or
305-691-3486.
5565 NW 24th Aienue
$70 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen and bath with
security bars. One person.
Call 305-474-8188 or
305-691-3486.
720 N.W. 75th Street
Rooms in castle style man-
sion. Mansion has waterfall,
marble platform, 7 ft. lion
statues in front of the castle.
Free lights, water and
parking. Cable is provided.
Near bus line. $400 a month.
$200 security.
Call 786-663-0608.
EDISON AREA
Christian home. Clean, cozy,
studio. Call 786-306-2674.
N.W. AREA
Furnished master suite. Own
entrance. $700 per month
305-331-1582
NORTHWEST AREA
Furnished rooms for rent. Lo-
cated near bus stop and
school. Call 786-859-2098
OPA-LOCKA AREA
Cooking privileges! Room is
furnished! Call 305-681-8326
SUMMER PALACE
1500 N.W. 74th Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, air, use of kitchen, plus
more. Call 305-835-2728.

Siciiencies
,1lOi, |W. 14th Street
Fully furnished efficiency.
Utilitie\nand cable (HBO,
BET, ESPN), free local and
nationwide calling. $225
weekly. $690 monthly! This
property is protected by 24
hour security cameras.
S Call 305-751-6232
Apartments

1130 N.W. 2nd Avenue
SECTION 8 WELCOME!
DOWNTOWN AREA
Apartments for Rent, Fully
remodeled air, laundry,
new appliances and kitch-
en cabinets.
Call 305-375-0673
786-488-6119

140 NW 13 Street
Two bdrm., One bath,
$550.00
305-358-3703/
305-642-7080

1525 N.W. 1st Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$500 monthly. Newly
renovated. All appliances
included.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
1550 N W. 1 Court
Efficiency, one bath, $370.
One bedroom one bath,
$475
Stove, refrigerator, air
Free water 305-642-7080

1999 NW 5th Place Unit 12
Three bedrooms, one and
half bath, freshly painted,
new stove and carpet. Sec-
tion 8 welcomed. Call 305-
335-9366 or 954-253-1523
247 N.E. 77th Street
One bedroom, one bath, tile
floors, good condition,
fenced yard, parking, $700
monthly. $1400 move in.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-674-7335
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
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


729 N.W. 55th Terrace
One and two bedrooms, one
bath, air, fan, tiles Call 786-
344-4577 between 9-6 p.m.

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

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

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
One bdrm, One bath $420
Stove, refrigerator, air
786-236-1144/
786-298-0125

KENDALL
Gated community, spacious
One, two and three bed-
rooms. HC and Non HC ac-
cessible apartments., con-
venient location with pool,
resident activities. NO PETS!
Water and sewer included.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
Lakeside Towers
305-383-2042
TDD 1-800-955-8770
MIAMI AREA
Beautiful apartments and
houses. Two and four bed-
rooms available. Section 8
ONLY
954-274-6944 or
305-586-8423

Ninth Street Apartments
One bedroom, one bath,
$420.00 Three bedrooms,
two baths, $725.00
Stove, refrigerator, air,
305-358-1617

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
TV. $950 monthly! Section 8
Welcome!
Call Joel at 786-355-7578

SANDFORD APTS
1907 NW 2nd Court
Nice one bedroom, with air,
window shades, appliances
and free hot water. $370
monthly plus $200 deposit.
Call 305-665-4938 or
cell 305-498-8811
2751 NW 46th Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$550 monthy. 954-430-0849

S Duplex
1045 NW 37th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with central air and security
bars.
SECTION 8 WELCOME!
Call 305-633-4031 or
786-326-6105

1130 NW 88th Street
Completely remodeled one,
two and three bedrooms with
all appliances, water and
central air.
Call 305-305-4665
1861 NW 42nd Street
Newly remodeled, one bed-
room, one bath with central
air, utilities included, $775
monthly. Call Mrs. Reynolds
786-356-1457
1953 NW 50th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths
with central air, and Tiled
floors. Section 8 Welcome!
Call 305-469-5093
2020 NW 93rd Terrace
Two bedrooms, two baths,
with security bars and central
air. Landlord pays water; ten-
ant pays utilities and lawn
maintenance. First,. last and
security deposit at $950 for a
total of $2850 move in. Ask
John 305-620-5604 or cell
786-402-7925.
2379 NW 101 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
with central air, security bars,
and tiled floors. $1,000
monthly. Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-357-1322


3041 NW 134th Street
Large two bedrooms, one
bath with air. $800 monthly
plus security. Section 8
Okay! Call 786-512-9756


3101 NW 133 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
Newly remodeled. Section 8
welcome. 786-797-7878.

6304 N. W. 1st Court
One bedroom, one bath, ce-
ramice tile, stove, refrigerator.
Section 8 welcome
Call 786-285-8872
6503 N.W. 23 Avenue
2 bedroom, 1 bath, tile, kitch-
en and bath. Central air and
yard. Section 8 only
Call 786-333-6838
6941 N.W. 6 COURT
Large 2 bedroom, 1 bath,
800 square ft., each,
appliances. $800 monthly,
$1800 to move in .
Call Nathan 786-333-2596 or
718-473-2273
Under New
Management
KINGSWAY APTS
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $525 per month, $525
security deposit, $1050 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at: 3737 Charles Ter-
race.

Condos/Twnhouses

2771 N.W. 196 Street
Three bedroom, one and a
half bath, appliances
included, central air, easy
access to transportation.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-277-9925
I: nHouss e
1730 NW 170 Terrace
Three bedroom two bath.In-
cludes pool, fenced yard.
$1700 monthly. Section 8
welcome. 305-628-5116.
1945 NW 155 Street
OPA -LOCKA AREA
Three bedrooms, one bath,
completely fenced, freshly
painted, new stove and car-
pet. Section 8 welcome. Call
305-962-2032 or 954-253-
1523.
20625 NW 28th Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath
with central air and applian-
ces. $1200 monthly!
Page 305-732-9875
812 N.W. 103rd Street
Two, bedrooms with family
room, one bath, fully.
refubished, $945 per month.
Call 305-496-0314 or
954-436-2150..

1075 N.W. 66 Street
Three bedroooms, one bath.
$2000 to move in. $1000 per
month.
305-836-1040.
Biscayne Gardens
North Miami Area
Huge three bedrooms, two
baths with screened patio.
$1450 monthly.
Call 786-344-8601
Carol City Area
Three or four bedroom
home, two bath, near North
Dade Library. Section 8 okay.
First, last, and security still
required. Please call 954-
683-6810 after 7 p.m only.

HOUSES
FOR RENT
CALL 305-668-7450
or 305-836-1040/
305-420-6073
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Three bedrooms, two baths!
$1400 monthly. First, last,
and security. Call 786-287-
0864 or 786-587-6821
NEVER RENT AGAIN!
Buy a four bedrooms, two
baths, Foreclosure. $50,0001
For listings 800-749-8168
xD041
RICHMOND HEIGHTS
10741 S.W. 150th.Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
florida room/ car port, $1200
monthly. NO Section 8!
Call 305-267-9449
4211 N.W.186 Street
Three bedrooms, one and a
half bath. Call 305-624-2558.
or 786-312-5339.

| Rent With Option

STOP!!!!
Behind in your rent 24 hour
notice? Behind in your
mortgage? Call Kathy:
786-326-7916
4727 NW 6 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Rent to own. Hardwood
floors, central air.,Corner.
Beautiful home in great area.
Call 786-344-3278


CAN'T PAY
CAN'T STAY
EVICITIONS Same Day
Service
Call Kathy:
786-326-7916
WE BUY HOMES CASH
ANY AREA
ANY CONDITION
ANY PRICE
FAST CLOSING
CALL MATTHEW
305-556-5366
954-430-3663


WE BUY HOUSES
Contact Chris, 305-300-
0352.
Houses and Land needed.
Probate and tax deeds O.K.
Call Kathy 786-326-7916




S Duplex

1402 NW 56 Street
Two bedroom two bath.
Great property. Large yard.
Room to build additional
house. $165,000.
Roy 786-522-3757

5450 NW 5 Court
Four bedroom two bath.
Great income. $210,000
Call Roy 786-522-3757.

S 'Houses

1150 NW 140 Terrace
Three bedrooms and one
bathroom. Huge yard and
den. $165,000
Brown Realty Inv. Corp
305-685-6275
121 STREET NW 22 AVE.
Four bedroom one bath with
garage. 1405sq, Newly reno-
vated with new appliances
and new air. Electrical up-
graded to code. 100%
financing with seller
contribution, Call for details
786-488-9265 se habla
espanol
1555 NW 62 TERRACE
Beautiful two bedrooms 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

15600 N.W. 158 Street Rd.
Bunche Park neighborhood.
Two bedrooms, one bath,
large irregular lot. $189,000
for further information.
Call 305-970-0070
1745 NW 122 Street
Four big bedrooms, two big
master bedrooms, three and
one half bath, 30 ft. florida
room, art deco style decor in-
side and out, huge sunken
living room, big kitchen,
"SERIOUS BUYER ONLY!"
Brown Realty Inv. Corp.
305-685-6275
1749 NW 62 STREET
Three bedroom one bath.
Mint condition. Quick sale.
$185,000 Call 786-718-0162

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

5701 NW 5 Ave.
Three big bedrooms and two
bathrooms, Florida Room.
$225,000
Brown Realty Inv. Corp
305-685-6275

FORECLOSURES
Five bedrooms, Must Sell!
Only $33,500
800-749-8168 xD040

FREE
LIST/FORECLOSURE
Below market values.
Hundreds to choose.
Low down payments.
Easy to qualify. Call now!
Larry Albert 305-255-9040
HUD HOMBS
Five bedrooms, Only
$33,500. For listings
800-749-8168xD046

LITTLE RIVER AREA
Waterfront home, plus in-law
apartment. $20,000 take
over. $200,000 sale price,
value $270,000.
Call Kathy 786-326-7916

Lots

ALL FLORIDA LAND
BOOM for sale under
$10,000 per acre. Napoleon
Realty.
Call Dorothy Bradley
786-380-7545

| Commercial Property
LIBERTY CITY
SIZZLING HOT
3,000 sq. ft commercial
building sits on a 11,000 sq.
ft. lot. Napoleon Realty. Call
Dorothy Bradley:
786-380-7545.


FORECLOSURE?
Ii, B I BUY HOUSES CASH! I
LEND MONEY. I PAY RE-
FERRALS. 305-951-3861


The Above and Beyond
Ivestment Group would
like to purchase your
home at a fair price.
Please call 305-458-7402
or 954-347-9318 for a fast
closing.

WE BUY HOUSES
Any area, any condition, any
price, fast cash.
Call 786-285-8872


General contractor specializ-
ing in shingle roofs, bobcat
service and general
construction. 305-301-2036.



CHEVY CAVALIER 1994.
$900 Runs GREAT! Police
Impounds from $500! For
listings 800-749-8167xK036
Chevy's from $500
$500 Police Impoundsf or
listings 800-749-8167 xK020
HONDA CIVIC 1994 $500
Excellent Condition MUST
SELL! For listings 800-749-
8167xK035

HONDA'S from $500!
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167xK023




BUS DRIVERS
CDL "P" endorsed 3 years
experienced.DOT approved.
Good driving record.
Call 305-249-0771
DRIVERS NEEDED
Society cabs needs drivers.
Regular license required.
Call Lionel 305-321-5177.

Experienced child care
worker. CDA, full time,
postion in NW Area. Also
needed part-time cleaning
lady. Call 786-256-7565.


Help wanted
person to care for mentally
challenged black male 39
years old. Light housework
and possible other duties
twice weekly. The area of
91 Street and 7th Avenue.
Call James 305-759-8761
home 305-609-3946 Cell.
After 5 p.m. daily. Salary
negotiable.

HOUSEKEEPER WANTED
and experienced nurses
aid. Needed for part-time
employment.
Call 305-751-5073


Interior Demolition Con-
tractor hiring laborers. 6
days a week. Must pass
backgrqund check. Must
have transportation. Con-
tact Anthony
305-637-3964


Route Drivers

Make Up'To $10 an Hour
Plus gas mileage
For a 1/2 days work

We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail
outlets. WEDNESDAY ONLY

You must be available
between the hrs., of 8 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle
and current Driver License.

Applications are received
Thursday and Friday
900 NW 54th Street


Rentals
020 Business
023 Churches
025 Roommates
027 Office Space
030 Unfurnished
035 Furnished
040 Efficiencies
050 Apartments
060 Duplexes
065 Condos/Tnhs
070 Houses
080 Rent w/option


To Place Your Ad
By Phone:
Mon. Fri.
305-694-6225
Deadline: Tues. 6 pm
By Fax: 305-757-4764
Deadline: Tues. 2 pm
In person:
Mon. Fri.
8:30 am 6 pm
900 N.W. 54"' St.


Sales
100 Real Estate
101 Condosrrnhs
102 Duplexes
103 Houses
104 Lots
105 Apartments
107 Commercial Prop
108 Business


Live in/out Housekeeper
Mature, experienced, seri-
ous lady. Cleaning, laundry,
ironing, cooking. Work ref-
erences. Driver's license
helpful. Non smoker. 5-1/2
days. Drug testing and
background check
required.
Call 305-694-6210 ext: 110

WAREHOUSE HELP
Full-time. Cram Co.5600
NW
36 Avenue. 305-634-7500



EARN HIGH INTEREST
Like the wealthy!
Be on this call at 8 p.m.,
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Fridays 1-646-519-5860 pin
no. 2272#. Call Charles for
information, 786-356-5011.

Positions Wanted

Drum Music Lesson
$12 hourly all ages welcome.
Call 305-303-9880


FLOOPr


Other
106 Money To Lend
115 Services
120 Repairs
150 Automobiles
175 Business Oppt.
176 Schools
177 Positions Wanted
180 Childcare
190 Miscellaneous
200 Merchandise
220 Personals
250 Lost and Found
998 Legals


Please check your classified ad the first day
it appears in Teic t1ihlii iclls. All ads placed
by phone are read back for verification of
copy content.
In the event of an error Tirc jltiri mICins is
responsible for a makegood only for the first
incorrect insertion. We assume no responsi-
bility for any reason for any error in an ad
beyond the cost of the ad itself.
Dir ithi.imii Eimirs reserves the right to edit, to
reject and/or cancel a classified ad. We also
reserve the right to reclassify an ad.


BANKRUPTCY

ATTORNEY JORDAN E. BUBLICK
(American Board of Certification)
BOARD CERTIFIED IN CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY
23 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
visit us at www.bublicklaw.com

NORTH DADE SOUTH DADE
305-891-4055 305-253-0953
11645 Biscayne Blvd. 19770 S. Dixie Highway


About to loose your home?
Taxes past due, bills getting behind?
Good credit, Bad credit, It doesn't matter
call me when everyone else says NO


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TEACHERS
40 hours minimum.
Call 786-299-7984 or
786-286-7426.


HOLY LAND EX
Trips. Contact M
305-638-


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Beauty Salon Equipment for
Sale. Pedicure spa chair,
dryers, styling chairs,
shampoo bowls, reception
desk, reception chairs, facial
table, washer and dryer.
Even window neon for sale.
Call 305-653-3225

USED CERAMIC MOLDS
for sale. Contact Mary 305-
634-6026.


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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




SISTER LISA

I GUARANTEE SUCCESS
WHERE ALL OTHER READERS FAIL
I give never failing advice upon all matters of life,
such as love, courtship, marriage, divorce, business
transactions of all kinds. I never fail to reunite the sep-
arated, cause speedy and happy marriages, overcome
enemies, rivals, lovers' quarrels, evil habits, stumbling
blocks and bad luck of all kind. There is no heart so
sad so dreary that I cannot bring sunshine into it. In
fact, no matter what may be your hope, fear or ambi-
tion, I guarantee to tell it before you utter a word to
me.
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305-757-8705
and
517 Pembroke Road, Hollywood
954-496-6640
Two free questions by p)one/Licensed Spiritualist




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ADVERTISEMENT
FOR BIDS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA


Sealed bids for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for the following proj-
ect 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 01, 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 applica-
ble, only the names of the bids submitted will be publicly 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: Miami River Outfall Retrofit- Basin 21 Drainage
Improvement Project

PROJECT NUMBER: 20050309

LOCATION: Miami River Outfall Retrofit, Basin 21 Drainage Improvement
Project, is located in the northwest area of Miami-Dade County, Florida in
Section 34, Township 53, and Range 41, NW 22nd Ave. (Basin 21) and NW
11th Street limits.

DESCRIPTION: This is a Storm-water drainage project for the Public Works
Department. Work in this contract consists of furnishing all supervision,
labor, materials, equipment and tools, and in performing all operations nec-
essary for drainage improvement works.

A Pre-Bid Conference to answer any questions regarding this project will be held
on Tuesday. February 14, 2006 at 2:30 PM. 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 inspection 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 fo'ard'of'County 'Corrhmis 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 3% CSBE SUBCONTRACTOR GOAL has been established for this proj-
ect. Compliance with these Ordinances is required for all contractors sub-
mitting a bid for this project. See Appendix A of the CSBE Participation
Provisions which are made part of the Specifications and Contract
Documents.

In order to allow time for the CSBE Subcontractor participation presentation
and the review of said presentation, no contractor may withdraw his bid for
a period of up to one hundred twenty (120) calendar days after the bid open-
ing. 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 inaccurate 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 submission. Failure to sub-
mit the required SOI Affidavit or commitment letter at the time of bid submis-
sion shall render the bid non-responsive. Examples of defects include, but
are not limited to improperly executed letters, the listing of an unidentifiable
CSBE and percentage miscalculations that are not mere clerical errors
apparent on the face of the SOI Affidavit. Bidders who fail to submit the SQ!
Affidavit shall be considered 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 mentioned SOI Affidavit and the sec-
ond 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 SOI's Affidavits
are responsive. Those deemed responsive will have Envelope "B" opened
and prices read aloud.


Community Workforce Program (CWP)


In accordance with Dade County Ordinance No. 03-01, put into force by
II Resolution No. R-77-03, the Community Workforce Prograrr has been estab-
lished for this,project. Compliance with this Ordinance is required for all con-
tractors 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 proposed bid amount as guarantee
that the Bidder, if awarded the Contract, will within ten (10) consecutive work
days after being notified 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?factory to the Board of County
Commission ers, Miami-Dade County, Florida, equal to one hundred (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
Commissioners, Miami-Dade County Florida, equal to One Hundred (100%)
percent of the awarded amount, as security for the faithful performance of
the terms and conditions stated herein, including but not limited to, any
extended maintenance obligations.


ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS and/or ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS

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

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 termi-
nates at the time the County Manager issues a written recommendation to the
Board of County Commissioners. The Cone of Silence prohibits communica-
tion regarding RFPs, RFQs, or bids between: A) potential vendors, service
providers, bidders, lobbyists or consultants and the County's professional staff
including, but not limited to, the County Manager and the County Manager's
staff; 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, lob-
byist, or consultant and any member of the selection committee therefore; E) the
Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs and member of the
selection committee therefore; F) any member of the County's professional staff
and any member of the selection committee therefore.

Section 2.11.1(t) of the County Code and Administrative Order 3-27, as amend-
ed, permits oral communications regarding a particular RFP, RFQ or bid for
solicitation of goods or services between any person and the procurement offi-
cer responsible for administering 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 document.

The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply to oral communications at
pre-bid conferences, oral presentations before selection committees, con-
tract negotiations during any duly noticed public meetings, public presen-
tations 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.
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 render 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. 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 docu-
ment.

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

The required listing must be submitted even though the bidder or propos-
er 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 contract.

Timely submission of a properly completed and signed
"Subcontractor/Supplier Listing, SUB Form 100" (a copy of which is
included in the specifications) constitutes compliance with the listing
requirements of the Ordinance. In order to be deemed properly complet-
ed 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 servic-
es of an Independent Private-Sector Inspector General (IPSIG). The
requirements are set forth in the Instructions to Prospective Contractor,
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 outside the name
of the Bidder, his address, the number of the project for which the bid is submit-
ted, and the date of opening. The County reserves the right to waive any infor-
mality 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

HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK
KAY SULLIVAN, DEPUTY CLERK


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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HOUSING AGENCY
SCOTT/CARVER HOMES HOPE VI REVITALIZATION PROGRAM
OCI PROJECT NO. A05-MDHA-02

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 the completion of the Scott/Carver Homes HOPE VI Revitalization Program for the
Miami-Dade Housing Agency (MDHA).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Proposers are advised of the following minimum consultant requirement. The prime consultant must
have experience in the following areas within the past five (5) years from the submittal date of this solic-
itation:

1. The prime consultant must demonstrate experience in the design and construction administration of
at least one residential development consisting of a minimum of 100 dwelling units.

2. The prime consultant shall be able to demonstrate experience in leading a team of professionals in
the design and construction administration of site infrastructure for a development of at least 100
dwelling units. This includes, but is not limited to, site drainage, storm drainage, water and sewer and
other utilities, lighting and street paving.

The above expertise must be met by a qualified individual(s) of the prime consultant's firm who has
demonstrated project management experience related to the above minimum requirements. The expe-
rience 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 these minimum requirements shall be at the sole discretion of the
County.

Please note that the individual(s) providing such expertise must be at the project manager level or
above and must: (1) Be an employee of the consultant; (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.

The HOPE VI Revitalization Program for Scott Homes and Carver Homes (the Project), under the fed-
eral Hope VI Grant #FL14URD0051199, consists of the land development and the dwelling unit con-
struction for 121 single family homes (all for affordable home ownership) and 285 town homes (160 of
which are public housing and 125 are affordable home ownership). It also includes the renovation of 8
existing off-site single-family homes (also know as (a/k/a) Carver Scattered Sites) and the renovation of
an existing community center building and management office building (both in Sector II of Scott
Homes). The project is located on both sides of NW 22nd Avenue between NW 71st Street and NW 75
Street (site plan attached, Exhibit "A").

One qualified consultant will be retained under a non-exclusive Professional Services Agreement (PSA)
for an effective term of three years or until completion of the work, whichever occurs first.

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS


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


9.02
9.03
11.00
12.00
13.00
15.01


Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Services
Concrete and Asphalt Testing Services
General Structural Engineering
General Mechanical Engineering
General Electrical Engineering
Surveying and Mapping Land Surveying


16.00
17.00
20.00
21.00
22.00


General Civil Engineering
Engineering Construction Management
Landscape Architecture
Land-Use Planning
ADA Title II Consultant


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.miamidade.qov, 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.

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on February 9, 2006, at 1:30 P.M. in
Conference Room 18-3, 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 24, 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.


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT (WASD)
WATER FACILITIES MASTER PLAN UPDATE
OCI PROJECT NO. E05-WASD-10
WASTEWATER FACILITIES MASTER PLAN UPDATE
OCI PROJECT NO. E05-WASD-11

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 engineering services will be required for the
Water and Wastewater Facilities Master Plan Updates.

PARTICIPATION RESTRICTIONS

Proposers are advised that the two projects listed above are being solicited simultaneously, under this
solicitation. A firm may propose as a sole respondent or as the Prime Consultant on a team of firms.
Furthermore, a firm proposing as sole respondent or as a Prime Consultant on a team of firms must
select and identify in their proposal which one of the two aforementioned projects it will pursue.

OCI Project No. E05-WASD-10

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) requires an update to its Water Facilities
Master Plan. The scope of services will include, but not be limited to, forecasting of average, maximum
day and maximum hour flows for the entire system for a 20-year planning horizon, including volume
water customers; an analysis of raw water supply including groundwater modeling, water treatment, and
finished water transmission; including all recommended facilities for the 20-year planning horizon. The
Water Facilities Master Plan Update (Plan) shall include a review of all pertinent legislative and regula-
' tory requirements and an assessment of their impacts. '
The term of the contract is for a four (4)-year period, and the maximum compensation for the project is
$2,000,000.00 plus contingency in accordance with Ordinance 00-65. No minimum amount of work or
compensation will be assured to the selected consultant. The County reserves the right to re-use the
work p ducts of the selected consultant, and to retain other consultants to provide the same or similar
services at its sole discretion.

OCI Project No. E05-WASD-11

The scope of services will include, but not be limited to, providing a Wastewater Facilities Master Plan
Update (Facilities Plan), including a Peak Flow Management Plan and Long Term Collection System
Operation Plan using the WASD's existing XP-SWMM dynamic or H20Net steady state wastewater
transmission system computer models. The Peak Flow Management Plan and the Long Term Collection
System Operation Plan are required by Paragraphs 17 and 18 of the Second and Final Consent Decree
(SFPCD) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and County Ordinance No. 96-166
regarding the County's wastewater collection and transmission system. It is the intent that the Peak
Flow Management Plan and Long Term Collection System Operation Plan specifically meet all the
requirements of the SFPCD and County Ordinance No. 96-166. The Facilities Plan, including the Peak
Flow Management Plan must be submitted to the EPA by February 2008. The project may include the
components below and may also include other components of a Wastewater Facilities Master Plan
Update.

The term of the contract is for a four (4)-year period, and the maximum compensation for the project is
$4,500,000.00 plus contingency in accordance with Ordinance 00-65. No minimum amount of work or
compensation will be assured to the selected consultant. The County reserves the right to re-use the
work products of the selected consultant, and to retain other consultants to provide the same or similar
services at its sole discretion.

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

6.01 Water and Sanitary Sewer Systems Water Distribution and Sanitary Sewage
Collection and Transmission Systems (PRIME)
6.02 Water and Sanitary Sewer Systems Major Water and Sanitary Sewage
Pumping Facilities (PRIME)
6.03 Water and Sanitary Sewer Systems Water and Sanitary Sewage
Treatment Plants (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.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: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-5637.

CONTRACT MEASURE REQUIREMENTS

OCI Project No. E05-WASD-10
1 Agreement 25% CBE Measures
OCI Project No. E05-WASD-11
1 Agreement 24% CBE Measures

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on February 13, 2006, at 3:00 P.M. in
Conference Room 18-3, 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 March 1, 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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PROJEC T NAME: MIA Cc A-H Checkpoints Security Screen Enclosures

PROJECT No.: G004A

Sealed Bids for the project designated above will be received for and in behalf of
Miami-Dade County, by the Office of the Clerk, in the Stephen P. Clark Center,
Suite 17-202, 111 N.W. 1st Street, Miami, Florida, 33128 until 1:00 P.M., on March
8, 2006, or as modified by addendum, at which time all Bids will be taken to a room
to be designated by the Clerk of the Board in said Stephen P. Clark Center, pub-
licly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the time and date specified will
not be considered. The County reserves the right to postpone or cancel the bid
opening at any time prior to the scheduled opening of bids. Bidders are invited to
be present.

SCOPE OF WORK: All work and materials necessary for the complete and fully
functional installation of security screens for concourses. Screen enclosures are
proposed to be installed at the terminal and concourse sides of the passenger
security screening checkpoints for Concourses A through H on the second and
third levels.

BID DOCUMENTS: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department will make the Bid
Documents available, on February 7, 2006, for inspection by individuals by
appointment only, on business days during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at
the offices of Dade Aviation Consultants. 4200 N.W. 36th Street. Building 5A.
Suite 200. Miami. Florida. 33159. Interested parties are to schedule an appoint-
ment to review the Bid Documents through Mr. Ramon Betancourt at (305) 876-
0610. The duration of each appointment will not exceed two (2) hours. However,
the Department may schedule additional 1ime slots (not to run consecutively with
the original appointment), if.available. At the time of the appointment, and prior to
any Bid Document review, interested parties will be required to present current,
government issued, picture identification (e.g., Driver's License, United States
Passport), documentation that they are licensed architect, engineer, or contractor
who may perform work on or related to the Checkpoints Security Screen
Enclosures and sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will be provided and nota-
rized, certifying that the company and each authorized individual agrees, that in
accordance with one or more of the following Florida Statutes, .281.301 331.22
and 119.071(3)(b), to maintain the information contained in the Bid Documents
as being exempt from the provision of Florida Statute 119.07(1) and 24(a),
Article I of the State Constitution. The Confidentiality Affidavit will be signed prior
to any review of the Bid Documents. In addition, interested parties are advised
that individuals will be monitored while reviewing these documents. Interested
parties may take notes, however, no photographs and/or copying of the docu-
ments will be allowed.

The Bid Documents can be purchased at Dade Aviation Consultants, 4200 N.W.
36th Street, Building 5A, Suite 200, Miami, Florida 33122, Tel: 305/876-0616
(Helen Robinson) as follows:

1. Non-refundable Payment of $80.00 for each set of Bid Documents
2. Refundable Deposit of $1,000 for each set of Bid Documents

The non-refundable payment shall be by any type of check, or money order, only,
and made payable to the Miami Dade Aviation Department. The refundable
deposit shall be by Cashier's or Certified check or money order, only, and made
payable to the Miami Dade Aviation Department. Each representative that pur-
chases a set of the Bid Documents must present a current, government issued,
picture identification (e.g., Driver's License, United States Passport), documenta-
tion that they are licensed architect, engineer, or contractor who may perform work
on or related to the Checkpoints Security Screen Enclosures and be authorized to
sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will be provided and notarized, certifying that
the company and each authorized individual agrees, that in accordance with one
or more of the following Florida Statutes, 281.301 331.22 and 119.071(3)(b),
to maintain the information contained in the Bid Documents as being exempt from
the provision of Florida Statute 119.07(1) and 24(a), Article I of the State
Constitution. Each interested Bidder shall, at the time of Bid Document pickup,
furnish an address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address for the pur-
pose of contact during the bidding process. A business card with all of this infor-
mation will suffice.

All Bid Documents, including any copies made, shall be returned to the same loca-
tion where they were purchased. All agencies that timely return the Bid Document
will have their deposit returned. Those Bidders that purchase Bid Documents, but
elect not to participate in the bidding process are also required to return all copies
of the Bid Documents to the location of purchase. Failure to return the Bid
Documents and copies made to the location of purchase within five (5) working
days after the Bid Due Date may be reported to a Law Enforcement Investigating
Authority and will forfeit the deposit. Furthermore, Bidders that fail to return Bid
Documents shall not be allowed to participate in future Confidential solicitations
until such time that the firm has taken corrective actions that are satisfactory to
Miami Dade County. The purchaser of the Bid Documents shall be required to
certify that they have returned all original Bid Documents plus any copies and they
have not retained any copies.

All bids must be submitted as set forth in the Bid Documents. The County
reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive informalities and irregularities,
or to re-advertise the project. The County, by choosing to exercise its right of
rejection, does so without the imposition of any liability against the County by any
and all bidders.

PRE-BID CONFERENCE: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department will hold a Pre-
Bid Conference on Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 10:00 am 12 pm, at 4200
NW 36th Street Miami, Florida, Building 5A, fourth (4th) floor, in Conference
Room F, for all interested parties. Attendance will be limited to two (2) represen-
tatives per firm. A Site Inspection will be provided by the Miami-Dade
Aviation Department immediately after the meeting. 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 airport-related ADA concerns, please contact
the MDAD Office of ADA Coordination at (305) 876-0856.


DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM.

Participation Goal for of this Project is: DBE 13%

COMMUNITY WORKFORCE PROGRAM

The Community Workforce Goal for this Project is: 29%

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

BID IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS AMONG OTHERS:

1) The U.S. Department of Labor wage, rates (Davis Bacon).

2) The Provisions in reference to the timetables for minority and female employ-
ment participation, expressed as a percentage, for the Contractor's aggregate
work force in each trade on all construction work in the covered area, as follows:


Timetables

From 4/01/81
Until further notice


Goal for minority
Participation for each
trade in Miami-Dade County
39.5 %


Goals for female
Participation for
each trade
6.9 %


As used in this Notice, and in the Contract resulting from this solicitation, the "cov-
ered area" is Miami-Dade County, Florida. These goals are applicable to all
Contractors' construction work (whether ornot it'is Federal or Federally aisl9ted)
per formed in the covered area.

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

The Contractor's compliance with the Executive Order and the regulations in
41CFR Part 60-4 shall be based on its implementation of the Equal Opportunity
Clause, specific affirmative action obligations required by the specifications set
forth in 41CFR 60-4.3(a), and its efforts to meet the goals established for the geo-
graphical area where the contract resulting from this solicita tion is to be per-
formed. The hours of minority and female employ ment and training must be sub-
stantially uniform throughout the length of the Contract, and in each trade, and the
Contractor shall make a good faith effort to employ minorities and women evenly
on each of its projects. The transfer of a minority or female employee or trainee
from Contractor to Contractor or from project to project for the sole purpose of
meeting the Contractor's goals shall be a violation of the Contract, the Executive
Order and the regulations in 41CFR Part 60-4. Compliance with the goals will be
measured against the total work hours performed. The Contractor shall provide
written notification to the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance
Programs within ten (10) working days of award of any construction subcon tract
in excess of $10,000 at any tier for construction work under the Contract resulting
frpm this solicitation. The notification shall list the name, address and telephone
number of the subcon tractor; employer identification number of the subcontractor;
estimated dollar amount of the subcontract; estimated starting and completion
dates of the subcontract; and the geographical area in which the contract is to be
performed.

4) It is the policy of the County that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
as defined in 49 CFR Part 26 shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in
the performance of contracts whenever the work under the contract is financed in
whole or in part with Federal funds.

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

The provisions of Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-11.1(t) do not apply to oral
communications at pre-bid conferences, oral presentations before selection com-
mittees, oral communications with the contracting officer, as published by the
Department of Business Development in their weekly Cone of Silence Project
Information Report, for administering the procurement process, provided the com-
munication is limited strictly to matters of process or procedures, contract negoti-
ations 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 or Proposers must file a copy of any written
communication with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available to any
person upon request. The County shall respond in writing and file a copy with the
Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available to any person upon request.

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

6) The County shall not be responsible for any modifications or alterations made
to the Bid Documents or to the Contract Documents other than those made by
Addendum, Change Order, or Work Order.


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CITY OF MIAMI GENERAL EMPLOYEES' AND
SANITATION EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT TRUST

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Miami General Employees'
and Sanitation Employees' Retirement Trust, has scheduled a Special
Board Meeting for Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. The Meeting
will be held at the Pension Conference Room located at 2901 Bridgeport
Avenue, Coconut-Grove, Florida 33133. If you have any questions, please
call Sandra Elenberg, Pension Administrator, at (305) 441-2300.


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


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

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

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

Bid Number Opening Title Pre-Bid Conference
Download Date Addendums

048-FF07 2/28/2006 Walk-In Van, Aluminum

135-EE06 2/28/2006 Pest Control Supplies

059-FF10 2/16/2006 RFP 059-FF10 Kiosks
A pre-bid conference will
be held Friday, February
047-FF09 2/16/2006 BLEACHERS: REPAIR.AND REPLACE 10, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in
Maintenance Operations
Executive Conference
Room, 12525 NW 28
Avenue, Miami, Florida.


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

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

COORDINATOR III, TRADE SUPERVISION (DESIGN)
MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

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

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2006
Incomplete Applications will not be processed.

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


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MIAMI-DADE

Seeking Volunteers for the

Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust
The citizens of Miami Dade County passed a half-percent surtax in November 2002 to implement the People's Transportation Plan.
Oversight for the Plan is provided by a 15-member board known as the Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust (CITT).
The CITT monitors, oversees, reviews, audits and investigates the implementation of the transportation and transit projects listed in the
Plan and all other projects funded in whole or in part with the'surtax proceeds.
Members of the CITT serve on a voluntary basis. Trust members will not have any interest, direct or indirect, in any contract with the
county or in any corporation, partnership, or other entity that has a contract with the county.
A Nominating Committee is charged with developing 15 diverse slates of four candidates from which the County Commissioners, the
Mayor and the Miami-Dade League of Cities will make appointments to the CITT.
The Nominating Committee seeks applications from all persons interested in serving as voluntary members of the CITT who are resi-
dents and electors of Miami-Dade County who possess outstanding reputations for civic involvement, integrity, responsibility and busi-
ness and/or professional ability and experience or interest in the fields of transportation mobility improvements or operations, or land
use planning.
Although the Committee will be accepting applications from all interested applicants, the Committee will only be considering applicants
from Miami-Dade County Commission Districts 6, 7, 8, and 9. All other applications are kept on file for a period not to exceed two years
for future consideration. If you submitted an application within the past two years, you do not need to reapply,
Persons wishing to be considered by the Nominating Committee for inclusion in the slates of candidates from which appointments to
the CITT will be made must submit a completed application form on or before 4 p.m. Eastem Standard Time on Monday, March 6,
2006, to the following address:
Miami Dade County Clerk of the Board
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 17-202 Miami, Florida 33128
APPLICATIONS NOT RECEIVED BY THE TIME AND DATE AT THE PLACE SPECIFIED IN THE PRECEDING SENTENCE WILL NOT
BE CONSIDERED. THE REQUIRED APPLICATION FORM IS AVAILABLE AT www.miamidade.gov/citt/ OR BY CALLING 305-375-
3481. Members of the CITT will be subject to the Florida Open Records, Government in the Sunshine and Financial Disclosure laws,
the Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics Ordinance and the investigatory powers of the Inspector General.


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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
FOR
GRANT DEVELOPMENT/WRITING SERVICES
Miami Dade County Public Schools FOR HISTORICAL PRESERVATION OF BUILDINGS

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, intends to commission one (1), or more, con-
sultant(s) to provide grant development/writing services for historical preservation of buildings for
the Office of School Facilities. The selected Consultant(s) will be responsible for the research,
development, writing and submission of grants to federal, state, foundation, private and local
funding agencies as it relates to the preservation of eligible and designated historical buildings.
Responsibilities may also include review of existing and potential historical sites and any planned
improvements in order to present recommendations of eligible preservation projects.

Only one (1) original submittal (with five (5) copies) will be accepted per applicant, either as a sin-
gle prime firm or as part of a joint venture. If the applicant is a joint venture, an executed copy of
the joint venture agreement must be submitted with the application. Percentage participation of
fees must be clearly stated for each joint venture partner. The consulting firm must show a suc-
cessful track record in historical preservation grant writing.

Letters of interest, qualification documents and other proposer=s information must be received at
the Department of A/E Selection, Negotiations & Design Management, Room 305 by no later
than 4:30 p.m.. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Friday, February 24. 2006. Such forms
must accurately describe the current status and configuration of the applicant. The Request for
Qualification (RFQ) package, with all pertinent information and required forms, may be picked up
at the Department of A/E Selection, Negotiations & Design Management at the address listed
below.

M-DCPS strongly encourages the participation of certified M/WBE firms either as a prime propos-
er or as part of a consulting/supporting team.

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in
educational programs/activities and employment and strives affirmatively to provide equal oppor-
tunity for all.

Any firm or individual, whose agreement has been terminated by the Board, with cause, within the
last three years, shall not be considered under this Request for Qualifications.

Pursuant to School Board Rule 6Gx13- 8C-1.212, a Cone of Silence is enacted beginning with
issuance of the Legal Advertisement and ending when the Superintendent of Schools submits a
written recommendation to commission or otherwise take action that would end the solicitation.
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. Only written questions will
be accepted. All written communications must be sent to the address 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 con-
stitute a waiverpf proceedings under Chapter 120, Florida Statutes.

The successful Applicant(s) shall fully comply with the State of Florida's House Bill 1877 Jessica
Lunsford Act and all related Board Rules and procedures as applicable.

School Board Rules can be accessed on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools website at
www.dadeschools.net/board/rules/ and this legal advertisement can be accessed at http://facili-
ties.dadeschools.net/ae solicitations/sp/CM.pdf

Firms presently under contract with M-DCPS may be considered for commission under this pro-
posal, unless their contract with M-DCPS expressly prohibits it.

Proposers may pick-up the RFQ package and submit proposal responses at the following
location:

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Department of AlE Selection, Negotiations & Design Management
Nazira Abdo-Decoster, Supervisor II
1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 305
Miami, Florida 33132


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