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Covenant dialogue is overdue


By Renee M. Harris
rharris@()miamitimesonline.com

Tavis Smiley and his
Covenant with Black America
rolled into town for a meeting
with the people last Friday.
Held at New Birth Baptist
Church, the packed house was
a rousing example of Blacks'
seeming frustration with the
status quo and hunger for
something more substantial.
The discussion was moderat-
ed by Smiley, whom some refer


Panelists read
Yolly Roberson,
Victor T. Curry.


What
With both of
missing and incr
cion of foul pla
become of little J
Louis?
The toddler, wh
abandoned in Lib
Thursday, rec
authorities that
hurt her momm'
in the custody of
of Children and
is being cared for
family.
However, if wh
calling "graphic st


to as the modern day Martin
Luther King, Jr. Panelists
included


Congressman Alcee Hastings;
State Rep. Yolly Roberson; and
State Senator Frederica


.. .failure was not an option ... get "back to
basics," and [Rep. Yolly Roberson] discouraged
divisiveness among the city's various Black
groups . . .When I look at you, I see all
Black folks . "
Rep. Yolly Roberson


Bishop Victor
T. Curry, senior pastor of New
Birth; United States


Wilson.
Friday's meeting marked the
Please turn to COVENANT 4A


the Covenant at Friday's town hall meeting. Left to right, Tavis Smiley, Rep.
State Sen. Frederica Wilson, U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings and Bishop



will become of little Jan'lia?
her parents Janelia are prdve- true, she
eased suspi- will be left permanently 'par-
y, what will entless.' Ideally, she would be
Janelia Jean- allowed to remain in the care
of her family. In most cases,
1o was found the ideal is far from the reality.
)erty City last We are hoping that in the
:ently told midst of what seems to be an
her "daddy increasingly grim situation, lit-
y." Currently tie Janelia's best interests will
f Department be kept in mind and she will
Families, she not, become another precious
Sby extended child lost in the system due to
circumstances beyond her
at police are control.
:atements" by JANELIA JEAN-LOUIS Compiled by Isheka Harrison


Local center helps women kick drugs

Drug treatment center Treatment Center. Deshazoir's program is run by the
uses dignity and respect stay at the 19 year-old facility Economic Opportunity Family
was so successful that she not Health Center and can boast
to help women recover only gave birth to a drug-free that every single one of the 200
baby eleven years ago, she is babies born in the program
By Renee M. Harris now employed at the center, arrived drug-free. The pro-
rharris@miamitimesonline.com She said working there as the gram's relapse rate is also
manager of the outpatient pro- impressive, at ten percent for
Everyone who knew her had gram is her chance to return women who successfully com-
given up on Denise Deshazoir, some of what she was given. plete the program.
especially Deshazoir. "I What is given at Florida's The holistic program begins
thought I would never be first residential substance with full-time residency at the
[nothing], people told me I abuse treatment center to center for 61 days. The individ-
would never be [nothing]," said accept pregnant women and ualized nature of the program
the former resident of the their young children is an affords the staff with the
Reaves House Residential opportunity for a new life. The Please turn to CENTER 7A


South's Largest Black Weekly Circulation


One Family Serving Since 1923
7 YARS
S Informing Miami-Dade
Sand Broward Counties


Dazzling highrise casts shadow on Miami's once booming Black mecca.-MiamiTimes photo Jarrell Douse



Overtown: Our town?



Their town?


What's really going on in Overtown?
Residents suspicious of development


Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

"Back in the day in
Overtown, we used to wear T-
shirts that said, [sic] 'I was
raped, I was robbed and I still
had a good time in
Overtown,"' said
Annette Cherry,
55, a born,
raised and cur-
rent resident. Her
friend Vanessa
recalls the shirts
and the two Is A
women slap five I
as they reminisce
of nostalgic days
of old.2
In 2006, the j;,c d)


debate of the revitalization
efforts to' restore the once
thriving epicenter for poor,
middle and upper class Black
folk has received a backlash of
criticism from Overtown resi-
dents and some community
activists.
Over a year and a
half ago,
Smega-develop-
ers, Crosswinds
Communities,
began looking to
purchase prop-
erty in the area
with a popula-
tion of about
9,000 (in
decline from
40,000 resi-


dents circa, 1960) ostensibly
tb bring economics back to the
once thriving community.
Requests for proposals were
solicited from any developers
"interested in undertaking the
redevelopment or rehabilita-
tion of this property (Block
36)," according to the
Southeast Overtown/Park
West Community
Redevelopment Agency's litera-
ture.

COMMUNITY
RESIDENTS SPEAK
The sentiments from the
streets pour like libations of
strawberry flavored Cisco on
the sidewalk when the topic is
raised. "They tried to sneak a
ramp over by Booker T. until
people found out about the
sh.. [the late] Art Teele wanna
Please turn to OVERTOWN 6A


Embattled Corrections chief retires


By Renee M. Harris
rharris@miamtimesonline.com

After 30 years in the depart-
ment, the last one rife with
inmate escapes from facilities
under his watch, Charles
McRay has announced his
retirement from the Miami-
Dade Department of
Corrections. Local news pro-
grams announced yesterday


that McRay
had submit-
ted what the
county is call-
ing a letter of
retirement to
county man- /
ager George
Burgess. MCRAY
McRay is
not leaving on a good note.
The high profile escape of


alleged Shenandoah rapist
Reynaldo Rapalo propelled
the department into the
media spotlight and under
heightened scrutiny because
of the inmate's seemingly
easy access to bed sheets
used when he absconded.
When prisoner Rodney
Buckles escaped a short
while later, McRay and his
Please turn to MCRAY 6A


Rep. Philip Brutus: District 2 needs 'new blood'


Rep. Philip Brutus to run against Rolle in commissioner's race


By Melissa Brown
Miami Times Writer

It may seem as though the
November 2006 elections are
a long time away, but not for
those participating in the
important election. Long-time
state Rep. Phillip Brutus


plans on stepping down from
his state seat for a chance to
run against District 2
Commissioner Dorrin Rolle in
November's county commis-
sion race.
"The district has been large-
ly abandoned by Rolle,"
Brutus said. "It is time for me


to leave my comfort zone and
take a stand for what's right
- for those who can't stand
for themselves."
Brutus takes issue with
decisions made by Rolle -
including his support of the
Hope VI project saying the
commissioner has "become


complacent" and that "he
rubber stamps big business."
Hope VI, a multibillion-dol-
lar federal overhaul of public
housing, resulted in the hotly
contested demolition of
James E. Scott and Carver
Homes. The 856 units of pub-
lic housing are being replaced
with 411 homes, town houses
and apartments 126 single
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Covenant omits two
important issues
The Covenant with Black America is a good initia-
tive. People who have complained that Black peo-
ple are not united should be proud of the CWBA's
ability to galvanize Black people across the country to at
least discuss quality of life issues.
The Covenant covers a broad spectrum of issues from
healthcare and well-being to a quality education for
our children to the often neglected subject of environ-
mental justice. The town hall meetings afford the lay
public an opportunity to voice their ideas in an atmos-
phere bursting with productive energy.
Tavis Smiley is to be commended for taking the lead on
this historic project. He wisely states that the CWBA is "a
public document, not a perfect document."
He is right. The omission of two critical factors negates
its perfection. These two factors greatly impact and are
impacted by all ten of the book's covenants.
The first omission is the absence of any dialogue on the
devastation that Black on Black crime has on the Black
community an exclusion eloquently described by USA
Today columnist Dewayne Wickham when he wrote:
"Somewhere in this document, amid all the talk about
what individual Blacks can do to strengthen the race,
there should have appeared these words: Thou shall not
kill,... Anyone who is serious about uplifting the Black
race ought to have ending the slaughter of Blacks high
on the list of things to do."
The document's other glaring omission is its failure to
address the disproportionate number of Black children
in the nation's foster care system, many of whom are
there under circumstances that allow white children to
remain with their families. Blacks' overrepresentation in
the foster care system is an issue that remains under the
national radar only debated by those familiar with the
inner workings of the system.
Smiley's affiliation with the Annie E. Casey foundation
- a powerful organization doing great work to reduce the
number of children removed from their families unneces-
sarily and a sponsor of his 2004 State of the Black
Family symposium makes his failure to address this
issue even more disappointing.

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CURRY'S


COMMENTARY
BY BISHOP VICTOR T. CURRY


In my opinion, Jeb Bush gets an

Ffor his A+ plan
Student frustration, increased disinterest in school and
even school drop out. FCAT.

Loss of self esteem, behavioral problems brought out by the
fear of failing and retention. FCAT.
Culturally biased and prejudicial. FCAT.
Rote memorization at the expense of more complex skills.
FCAT.
Teaching for the test thus diluting the curriculum. FCAT.
George W. Bush refers to it as "the cornerstone of all educa-
tional reform." Yet I refer to it as the "Florida Catastrophic
Asinine Test."
: According to Webster's dictionary, a catastrophe is, "a final
.event of dramatic action, a momentous tragic event ranging from
an extreme misfortune to utter overthrow or ruin, a violent, usu-
Sally destructive event or utter failure."
Asinine is defined as, "extremely or utterly foolish." Put it all
together and you get FCAT.


The Miami Times, April 5-11, 2006 3A


A Harsh Agenda: The Florida Catastrophic Asinine Test (FCATJ


FCAT, Florida's form of
"high stakes testing" leads to
under-serving some students
therefore mis-serving all stu-
dents. This violates the equal
opportunity to learn. High
stakes testing punishes stu-
dents and often teachers for
things they cannot control.
High stakes tests hurt rather
than help educational
improvement.
National testing experts,
including the National
Research Council, the
American Educators' Research
Association, the American
Psychological Association, the
National Council on
Measurement in Education
and the Department of
Education all assert that no
decision of serious conse-
quence in a child's life should
be made on the basis of a sin-
gle test score. Further, this
type of test is inherently unfair
and often damaging to minori-


ty children, those with special
needs and those from low
income families.
Monty Neill of Fairtest an
organization opposed to high
stakes testing believes that
minority students and stu-
dents from low income homes
typically have lower test scores
because they rarely receive the
same education as children
from more affluent families.
Neill maintains that tests can
make assumptions about a
child's background or social
knowledge, often favoring the
background and experiences of
white, middle class students.
According to Gary Orfield,
co-director of the Civil Rights
Project, high stakes testing
hurts low-income and ethnic
minority students and is
linked to high drop-ouit rates
among these groups.
Blacks and Hispanics are three
to four times more likely to be
retained than whites. He


warns that tests are not stan-
dards, but that they can be
"the punishment of innocent
victims of unequal education."
The Rouge Forum, a group
actively against high-stakes
testing, has been successful in
their efforts to rid state man-
dated tests. In their petition
to rid all states of high stakes
tests, they conclude that: these
tests measure "parental
income and race, and therefore
are instruments which build
racism and anti-working class
sentiment." The Rouge Forum
also claims that these tests are
designed to fail inner city and
poor families while boosting
drop-out rates among these
children, leaving them trapped
in the ghetto and poverty.
Concerned also that the
majority of the students that
are failing are Black, State
Senator Frederica Wilson asks:
"what, happens to the large
numbers of Black children who


are failing this test at an
alarming rate and missing
their chance to go to college?"
High stakes tests cause
more damage than good.
Education is, among other
things, a process of shaping,
refining, and molding the
moral, intellectual and cultur-
al skills of a child.
Unfortunately, today's edu-
cational system has evolved
into grossly abusing the con-
cept of "accountability" thus
causing a serious detriment to
our children. Allowing the
continued misuse of high
stakes tests, like the FCAT, is
a gross failure to the guaran-
tee that all children receive an
equal opportunity to learn.
This failure threatens our
future as a nation of citizens.
The FCAT is a harsh agenda
that holds children responsi-
ble for our own failure to
invest in their future and
achievement.


This fifth week of the
Legislative Session, which ends
May 5th, has brought few sur-
prises or drama. However, the
nomenclature used by our legis-
lators continues to require
interpretation or it may appear
that they are speaking in code.
Prior columns have covered the
"A-B-C's" of legislative lingo;
today I explain selected "D-E-
F's".
DAILY ORDER OF BUSI-
NESS refers to legislation,


recognitions and other items of
business as well as the order in
which they are listed to for con-
sideration each day as required
by the rules of each chamber.
DECORUM is an important
area of legislative affairs
because its rules control the
appropriateness of behavior or
conduct of legislators, those in
the audience or those that
address legislative committees.
DELEGATION, LEGISLATIVE
is the title given to a group of


Representatives and Senators
who represent parts of the same
county or geographic area that
may cover more than one coun-
ty (e.g. Miami-Dade
Legislative
Delegation).
DISTRICT STAFF
are the persons, usu-
ally Legislative
Assistants, also
called Aides (LA) and
District Secretaries.
Most House members
have one Assistant
and one District
Secretary, while
Senators have three
or four staffers who
are all titled
"Legislative
Assistants." While
District Staff usually
are in the legislator's local
Office, at least one House
staffer and at least two, but
sometimes three or four Senate


L


staffers will live in Tallahassee
during the Legislative Session.
EFFECTIVE DATE is the date
upon which legislation that has
passed both cham-
bers and has not
been vetoed will
become the law of
the state. If a date
is not specified in
the bill, the act
becomes state law
60 days after the
final adjournment
of the Legislative
Session that enact-
ed it.
ENACTING
CLAUSE is one of
the most important
phrases used in the
IRKE legislature. The
State Constitution
requires that each bill must be
prefaced by the phrase, "Be It
Enacted by the Legislature of
the State of Florida." Without


that phrase a bill may be passed
by both chambers, but is can-
not become law. One maneuver
used by a legislator who wants
to kill a bill, but does not want
to vote against the bill on final
passage, because it may seem
like a "mother and apple pie"
type issue, is to "Move to strike
the enacting clause." If the
motion is passed, then the bill
is killed, without anyone having
to directly vote against it.
FISCAL YEAR is the period
that governments use for its
most important activities,
budgeting & accounting.
Florida's state government use
the 12-month period from July
1st of one calendar year to
June 30th of the next calendar
year. Some counties and cities
use the period of October 1st to
September 30th. Some refer the
last year to designate its year,
while others use the first year,
although the best reference is


to use the combined period (i.e.
fiscal year 2006-2007 for the
budget being considered during
the 2006 Legislative Session).
FLOOR is used synony-
mously with "Chamber" or "in
session". Floor action refers to
consideration by the entire
Senate or House chamber in
contrast to a committee's
action.
FLORIDA CONSTITUTION
is the document that outlines
the framework of Florida's gov-
ernment system, as well the
rights and limitations of indi-
vidual citizens and govern-
ments.
FLORIDA STATUTES are an
edited compilation of the gen-
eral laws of the state. These
are considered authoritative
proof by courts of what the law
is, while summaries of the law
found in publications or other
sources may only be informa-
tive.


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Reginald Clyne, Esq.


MLK monument It is time


Commissioner Audrey
Edmonson is not sitting
around waiting for her compe-
tition to start thinking about
running. She has turned on
her engines and started the
race. Commissioner Edmonson
had her campaign kick-off at
the District on March 29. The


event was attended by several
hundred people. Members of
the Alpa Phi Alpha Fratenity
came out in force to support
Commissioner Edmonson and
presented her'with a bouquet
of flowers.
In return, Commissioner
Edmonson, City Commissioner


Spence-Jones, Alpha PhiAlpha
Education Foundation and
MLK Economic Development
Corporation- are hosted an
event at the Lyric Theater on
April 3 to raise funds for a
Martin Luther King, Jr. monu-
ment in Washington, D.C. The
event is being underwritten by
Burger King and Bacardi and
will honor former County
Commissioner Barbara Carey-
Shuler.
My column is not meant to be
a social page, but in this
instance, I am shamelessly
making a plug.
The Alphas have begun a
national fund raising cam-
paign to build a monument to
our great, fallen leader Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr..
As a former resident of
Washington, D.C., I think that
our nation's capitol must have
a monument to a man who has
had the greatest impact on
modern American society. We
have monuments to former
slave owners, streets named for
corrupt politicians, and money


that- honors the likeness of
slaveowners, noted philander-
ers, and drunks. Why should
we not have a monument to a
man of God, who died trying to
erase the shameful legacy of
slavery and segregation?
It is clear that this country
respects the likes of Rosa Parks
and Coretta Scott King based
on the outpouring of grief and
honor bestowed upon them.
Therefore, it is a shame that
the man that both ladies fol-
lowed is not honored in our
nation's capital.
As we contemplate our cur-
rent Black leadership, I think it
is time to reflect upon our past
Black leadership and honor the
man who changed every Black
person in America's life.
I strongly urge everyone to
support the Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity's efforts to create a
monument. Beta Beta Lambda
President Ola Aluko has made
it a center piece of his adminis-
tration to raise money for this
effort, and he can be reached
at Oaluko20@aol.com.


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The Florida House and Senate are seriously working
toward affordable housing, but their main thrust is not the
poor. A bill increases the number of people eligible to receive
housing assistance, removes the cap on funds going toward
affordable housing and targets workers like teachers and
nurses who have begun to be priced out of an increasingly
expensive housing market. No doubt members of the
Legislature feel the poor will always be with us.


Following the lead of other local governments, Miami com-
missioners have tentatively approved a luring wage ordi-
nance that would mean potentially hundreds of private and
public sector workers would be guaranteed an hourly wage
of $10.58, if they receive health insurance coverage, or a
rate of $11.83 an hour if such coverage is not offered.

******
Miami Gardens residents now have their own identity.
Residents will now be able to show city pride as they get
their own postal designation: Miami Gardens, Fla.

******
Word around town is that there has been a change of
administration in the MMAP offices with Vincent Brown
going out and Milton Vickers coming in to help wake up
the organization that everyone thought would be an effec-
tive advocate in our community. Stay tuned.


Venus and Serena Williams caught a lot of flak from
Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for their absence
during last week's NASDAQ tennis tournament. They can't
understand why these two great players seem bored with
the game.
******
Chairman Larry Handfleld and the Public Health Trust
has finally worked out an agreement with the Service
Employees International Union and their 4,000 nurses and
employees at Jackson Hospital. Jackson President and CEO
Marvin O'Quinn seems to be having some success in get-
ting JMH back into the black.

******
Now that the Overtown Chamber of Commerce has been
organized, residents are wondering if the organization will
bring constructive change to the impoverished community.
Officers are William Amaya, president; Irby McKinght,
vice president; William Brinson, secretary and John Peet,
treasurer.


Your letters are welcome
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paper. Such feedback makes for a healthy dialogue among our
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Letters must, however, be brief and to the point. All letters
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Send letters to: Letters to the Edito,; The Miami Times, 900 N.W. 541h
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rial@hbellsouth.net.


Community issues from a Pol-Leg view
By Jimmie C. Burke


What the Legislators are

saying: 'D-E-F' words


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Black Miami gathers at New Birth to discuss Covenant


COVENANT
continued from 1A
Sbeginning of the second leg of
the CWBA tour. The previous
tour included several cities and
Swas to have ended on March 4
Sin San Francisco. The accom-
panying CWBA book's rapid
- sales and eventual number two
placement on the New York
Times Best Seller list made the
extension of the tour necessary.
The evening began with
SSmiley urging the standing
room only audience to raise
Their Covenant cards in the air.
The credit card sized cards list
Sthe ten Covenants addressed in
Sthe CWBA book.
After leading the people in a
recitation of the Covenant's
pledge, Smiley began posing
specific questions to each pan-
elist, who in addition to
responding, urged the audience
to address issues important to
them.
Curry told the audience to
"stop being haters" street
lingo used to describe jealousy.
Curry offered a personal exam-
ple of honoring colleagues in


the radio business who also
happen to be competitors of his
WMBA radio show. "I honor
Jerry Rushen and Tom Joyner."
Curry added, "We've got to
embrace each other, love each
other and want the best for
each other."
Congressman Hastings began
his comments boldly, telling the
audience "nobody owes us any-
thing, we owe each other every-
thing." Hastings took his bold-
ness a step further by
announcing that "we have to
pay for the Covenant," then
describing how Blacks could
pool their money by giving
$10 a month for ten months -
to give the movement power.
Hastings also broke down the
power of mass communication
on important issues. The for-
mer federal judge said one let-
ter sent to him by a constituent
is typically seen as a complaint.
Letters numbering between 100
and 1000 will receive attention
ranging from "having a staff
person to look into it" to a seri-
ous determination of how the
Congressman will address the
letters' issue. Hasting said,


however, that when he receives
10,000 letters on an issue, "I
bring my behind home."
State Senator Wilson chas-
tised the audience for its lack of
involvement on issues she has
spearheaded. "We have taken to
the streets and many of you
were not there," she scolded.
Wilson reiterated her frustra-
tion with high stakes testing
and how it is destroying Black
children.
The biggest applause of the
night came after remarks by
Rep. Yolly Roberson, who
shared her belief that "failure
was not an option," when
describing her efforts to excel in
law school, despite her busy
schedule. The Haitian born
politician implored the gather-
ers to get "back to basics," and
discouraged divisiveness
among the city's various Black
groups. "When I look at you, I
see all Black folks," she said.
The second half of the meet-
ing belonged to the people. Two
lines with a couple of dozen
attendees asked questions,
offered 'suggestions and chal-
lenged Black people to take


responsibility for their lives.
More than a few teachers called
upon Black parents to stop
spending money on their chil-
dren's X-boxes and cell phones
and use the money for tutoring.
An unidentified teacher took
issue with some Blacks'
defeatist's attitude regarding
the FCAT. The educator
informed the audience that not
only did the students in her
class pass the test, but that
they significantly raised their
scores. She implored the pan-
elists and audience to stop
underestimating Black chil-
dren who can and do pass the
test.
Kevin Cohee, chairman of
OneUnited Bank, the tour's
sponsor, said the idea for the
financial institution was con-
ceived by author and scholar
W.E.B. DuBois over one hun-
dred years ago. The Boston-
based bank has two important
distinctions. In addition to
being the country's largest
Black-owned bank, OneUnited
is also the nation's first Black
bank to offer online banking
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about the issues. "Don't be
caught up in conversations


without the facts," he said.
Emphasizing that the book is
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OVERTOWN
continued from 1A

build a f.....' parkin' lot what
the f... is that 'gone' do? What
about the two parks for the kids
on 9th and 10th streets? We
ain't seen no parks yet." Cherry
said.
Overtown resident Norman,
who refused to divulge his last
"name, said, "Clyde Killens was
one of the most powerful men
'in Overtown . when he died
in 2004, n...........'s from down-
town showed up at his funeral
:and was supposed to change
'the name of this street (11"'
Street and NW 2"' Avenue) in
honor of him we ain't seen
s... change yet."

S"AFFORDABLE" HOMES
Another major source of con-
itention involves the foundation
of new homes under construc-
tion in Overtown on 20th Street
:and 3rd Avenue with prices
that range from $150,000-
,$350,000. The average annual
income in Overtown is between
-$13,000-$15,000. "Who could
afford those homes over here? I
can't," Cherry added.
More recently, the 'Block 36'
project and the Black Archives
have come under attack by the
,Overtown community. Many
accuse the Black Archives of
'selling out' the people of the
community.
Three men sitting in front of a
Poul food restaurant on 10th
street and Northwest 2nd


avenue hold fast to the brush
fire belief. One who wished to
remain anonymous said, "The
Black Archives ain't did nothin'
but fix-up The Lyric Theatre
and a lot of these big churches
helped to sell out Overtown ...
St.John's, Mt. Zion, Greater
Bethel, New Washington
Heights...some of these lil'
s...*'s helped too. Overtown has
already been sold ... it's just a
matter of time before all of us
got to get the hell from over
here."

BLACK ARCHIVES
RESPONDS
In response to the widespread
criticisms, the Black Archives
historian Timothy Barber and
director Minda Logan sought to
set the record straight. Asked
about the Black Archives and
the Overtown Folk Life Village,
Logan answered, "The
Overtown Folk Life Village is a
concept that caters to the artis-
tic essence of where Black
artists work and live in the
community-centered African
Diaspora it is not a coopera-
tion it is a concept."
Logan said the Archives
responded to the CRA proposal
regarding 'Block 36' because of
the elements that included
affordable homes, rental prop-
erties and a hotel. Logan said
the Archives became involved
because it is "important to ...
support The Lyric Theatre to
provide a revenue stream and .
. we think it is important to


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protect the history of South
Florida and that we have some
say-so in the Overtown redevel-
opment process."
When queried about the
Black Archives actually being a
part of the development and the
rumors that Archives founder
Dr. Dorothy Fields became
involved strictly for personal
gain, Logan responded, "Part of
our wish is to make sure that
Black people have a voice in the
revitalization ... we found part-
ners and brought them to the
table," Barber concretely
replied, "No."
The Crosswind developers,
according to both Logan and


Barber have no connection with
the Black Archives and they
would never consider selling
out the community. "We don't
believe that we're selling out -
we like to believe that we're
helping to preserve Black cul-
ture and the history of South
Florida," Logan said. "If any-
thing," she added, "we're trying
to save the little piece that we
can."
Barber professes that the
Black Archives hasn't "walked
away" from their mission, "In
fact" he said, "We must under.
stand the circle of life in these
type situations . people are
asking for affordable housing


but, in order to do that you
need to bring the median
income people back to the com-
munity."

INTEGRATION
DESTROYED OVERTOWN
Barber said integration had
an adverse effect on Overtown.
"When desegregation was
implemented we started to
spend our green dollars every-
where else but in the Black
Overtown community. We
began to move from Overtown
and with that move, the money
left, as well," he said. People
stopped coming to places like
the Mary Elizabeth, the Carver
Hotel."
A true revitalization of
Overtown must include a recre-
ation of an economically viable
community. Barber said, "there
is hope for small business own-
ers if we begin to come back to
Overtown to do business we're
looking to do that through his-
toric preservation of the initial
core of Miami's Black mecca."
Barber added, "Our commit-
ment to our own people and
businesses is what made the
community strong that's why
people would wear T-shirts that
read 'I was raped, I was robbed
and I still had a good time in
Overtown,' because we had it
goin' on when the rest of socie-
ty thought otherwise.
Barber explained all the
attention that Overtown is
receiving by developers and
investors. "Today, we have to


realize how close we are to
downtown and how property
value has sky-rocketed and
that Overtown is prime and
inexpensive land. It's seen as
an investment."

AN ORGANIZED DEFENSE
At PowerU, a seemingly
obscure business venture on
Northwest 3rd Avenue, organiz-
er Bernadette Armand says of
the proposed and well-under
way development as evidenced
on 22 Street and 3rd avenue,
"At PowerU it is understood
that, if you know your leaders
aren't doing anything to
advance you you have to get
out and do it yourself... as long
as there is an organized plan
against us, we must have an
organized plan of defense.'"
On the "block," Norman said,
"It's history over here. You gotta
stay over here to know what's
goin on over here ... but, then
again, 'How can you control
something that you don't own?"
he asks.
Armand believes that, "own-
ership doesn't necessarily come
from a deed it is your pres-
ence and your vibe and your
willingness to fight for your
community is what makes it
yours."
She offers a paraphrased
Haitian adage to the despaired
and disenfranchised, "Once you
know where the leak is on the
roof you know where 'to put
your bed." It's about organizing
ourselves, she affirmed.


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MCRAY
continued from 1A

department were accused of
Incompetence, poor organiza-
tion and mismanagement.
McRay responded by firing,
transferring and suspending
several workers, many of
i:,them veterans, who he said
'were not performing their job
'duties adequately. At Burgess'
request, Miami-Dade police
"and fire departments con-
ducted a review of the local
penal system, with scathing
results.
The Miami native a grad-


uate of Miami Jackson Senior
High began his career as a
Corrections Officer in 1976.
After holding several manage-
ment positions, McRay was
promoted to Assistant
Director for Jail Operations in
1998, Deputy Director in
2001 and Director in 2004.
Miami-Dade Corrections is
the sixth largest jail system in
the United States with an
annual budget of $211 mil-
lion, over 2,500 employees
and more than 6,500 inmates.
A corrections employee who
spoke on the condition of
anonymity said speculation


about McRay's departure sur-
faced weeks ago and that the
Chiefs diagnosis with a major
illness may have expedited his
decision.
Corrections spokesperson
Janelle Hall would only con-
firm that McRay was retiring,
effective July 1. McRay was
"not even in the office today,"
she said, and therefore, not
available for comment. Hall
said she was not aware of any
pressure from his superiors
influencing McRay's decision.
Telephone calls to Burgess'
office were not immediately
returned.


State of Black America report released


DATA
continued from 3A

data in 2000 showed Blacks
had barely one-tenth the net
worth of whites.
Another essay analyzes caus-
es and effects of the nation's
ballooning prison rolls. George
Curry, an editor at the National
Newspapers Publisher's
Association, writes that harsher
laws for drug offenders helped
to almost double prison and jail
populations in the 1990s.
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2000, there were more Black
men in prison and jail
(791,600) than were in higher
education (603,000).
"When we send (students) to
college instead of prison,"
Curry writes, "we strengthen
them, their families and our
country in the process."
Morial, former mayor of New
Orleans writes that the nation's
attention was turned to the
plight of poor Americans during


Hurricane Katrina. He called
the storm and flood that hit the
Gulf Coast last August "this
generation's Bloody Sunday,"
referring to the March 1965
civil rights march in Alabama
that focused the nation's atten-
tion on racial segregation in the
South.
"Unfortunately," he writes,
"the initial flurry of concern
and attention to poverty and
injustice has given way to the
status quo."


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Reaves House successful with helping women kick drug habits


CENTER
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option of continuing a client in
the program for an additional
30 days "if we can justify it
clinically," said Frank Collins,
the center's longtime director.
"We can maintain therapeutic
contact for one year," offering
"a gamut of services," he said.
Experts agree that offering
women a gamut of services is
integral to their successful
recovery from substance
addiction. According to the
Website for the National
Institute on Drug Abuse,
"women receive the most bene-
fit from drug treatment pro-
grams that provide compre-
hensive services for meeting
their basic needs..." Services
include food, clothing, shelter,
transportation, job counseling,
child care and literacy train-
ing, among others.
Reaves House offers a multi-
tude of services via three
major components to
women who are ready to break
their addiction to drugs. The
second of those components
includes a 'step-down' to the
program's Day/Night outpa-
tient program after the client's
first 90 days. Day/Night
includes continued residency
for three months with daily
four-hour treatment sessions.
Once a client completes this
less restrictive phase, a subse-
quent 'step-down' to twice
weekly outpatient sessions
commences.
Collins estimates that 70


percent of the women entering
the program follow the full
course of treatment. Of those
that successfully complete all
components, roughly 90 per-
cent remain drug-free.
The cornerstone of the pro-
gram is "...a dedicated staff...
[that] really reaches out to peo-
ple's strengths," said Collins,
the center's longtime director.
"The whole philosophy is to
empower women, to treat them
with dignity."
Collins' presence at the cen-
ter is pivotal to its success.
His interaction with many of
the women marks the first
positive encounter they have
had with the opposite sex.
Having grown up with eight
sisters and a strong Caribbean
mother undoubtedly prepared
him for a life of helping women
to reconnect with the most
powerful parts of themselves.
In client after client -
whether a mature woman of
55 or a tender youth of 19 -
Collins sees a unique resilien-
cy that he said was instru-
mental in their survival of
their troubled pasts.
The man seen as a father-fig-
ure by many of the women said
the center is a microcosm of
the real world. "This is their
little world," he said, "the goal
is to take those skills learned
here and put them to use in
the real world."
On the day of our interview,
one such opportunity presents
itself when a client approaches
Collins for permission to
attend a wedding that conflicts


Rep. Philip Brutus to run against Rolle in


BRUTUS
continued from 1A

family residences, 160 public
housing town houses and 125
non-public housing town
homes according to a 2005
newsletter produced by the
county.
"When they destroyed the
projects they displaced hun-
dreds of people," Brutus said.
Brutus, who has represented
District 108 in Tallahassee for
six years, says his experience
as a state lawmaker has
allowed him to see government
function at both the state and
county levels. This, he said,
will make him a more effective
commissioner. "The state
funds county projects," he
said. "I'm best placed to maxi-
mize how Dade County fairs at
the state."
If elected in November,
Brutus said one of his first
projects is to develop a hous-
ing/economic development
task force to help him identify
the needs of the district. He
also plans to present a propos-
al to developers that would
benefit them and those seeking
jobs. "If they hire 20 30 per-
cent of their staff from certain
zip codes known to be areas of
poverty, we'll slash impact
fees. The county would make
up the difference and place the
money in a trust fund to help
fund home buying programs."
Miami-Dade County collects
impact fees for services such
as police and fire and emer-
gency services. The fees are


paid as pre-development costs
to help fund the additional
expenses required for services
for new development.
"With construction booming,


with her mandatory Narcotics
Anonymous meeting.
Collins.gently nudges her to
consider her options by pre-
senting the possibility of
attending a different NA meet-
ing for that day. When she
realizes that she could attend
the meeting that she acknowl-
edged is "important to my
recovery," as well as the wed-
ding that is an important step
for reentering the "real" world,
the anxiety on her face melts
into a smile.
Not all of the decisions made
in the center are as simple. "We
do not discourage disappoint-
ments, we deal with them,"
Collins said. Helping women to
learn the skills to successfully
manage their lives is a crucial
aspect of the program, "On the
outside, they may deal with dis-
appointments by using drugs."
The success of the program is
even more profound because all
clients, whether court-ordered
into the program or not, partici-
pate in the program on a strict-
ly voluntary basis. A crucial
aspect of the program involves
exposing the women to new
experiences. Assan Njie, the
program's clinical director, said
some of the program's clients
from Overtown had never been
to Bayside, despite its close
proximity.
Securing housing and
employment for the women
before they leave the program
are the biggest challenges the
center faces. "We encourage
them to stay until they have a
stable place to live and a job,"


commissioner's race

there is plenty of money going
around for that fund," he said.
Commissioner Dorrin Rolle
did not respond to interview
requests.


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Collins said. Despite their best
efforts to send their graduates
on their way, many do come
back. "When they do leave, they
come back, but in a positive
sense," Collins said of the many
clients who maintain contact
with the center long after they
have completed its require-
ments.
Deshazoir sums up the cen-
ter's impact on her life. "I don't
know if you call it a spiritual
awakening I found out who I
was." She added, "My sense of
self-worth is up here now,"
demonstrating by placing her
hand above her head. "I value
me now," she said.
The center is looking for vol-
unteer tutors to help women
with basic reading and math
skills. For more information,
call the' center at 305-637-
6498.


WASHINGTON, DC U.S.
Rep. Kendrick B. Meek spoke
out against the flawed
Republican higher education
reauthorization bill, the so-
called College Opportunity Act
(H.R. 609). Meek voted
against the legislation, which
passed the U.S. House of
Representatives today by a
vote of 221 to 199.
"I am simply
astonished. Just two
months after the
Republican majority
voted to raid federal
student aid programs
by cutting $12 billion,
they come back again
and pass legislation
that does little to help
students and families
pay for college," Meek ME
said. "This is a do-
nothing bill that does very lit-
tle to address skyrocketing
college costs."
Meek noted the bill freezes
the maximum Pell Grant, a
popular federal grant for the
neediest students, to just
$200 dollars above current
levels. Even though the grant
was increased, the $200 addi-
tion is not mandatory and


fails to address the fact that,
with inflation and rapidly-
increasing costs of attending
college, the Pell Grant contin-
ues to lose its buying power
and has not had a serious
increase in funding since
President Bush took office,
despite his repeated campaign
promises.
"Higher education-
al opportunities are
key to keeping our
country competitive in
the global market and
Congress should be
doing all it can to help
young people attain a
college degree -
regardless of their
socio-economic back-
ground," Meek said.
EEK "The Republican
majority is short-
changing future generations
and hampering our country's
ability to prosper economical-
ly."
A number of groups have
publicly opposed H.R. 609,
including the American
Federation of Teachers, Rock
the Vote and Service
Employees International
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Mother gets probation in baby's death


A Fort Lauderdale woman who
left her newborn daughter in a
toilet for ten minutes after giving
birth to her will not serve any
prison time for the baby's death.
Instead, Broward Circuit
Judge Ilona M. Holmes sen-
tenced Shatoya Nelson to five
years' probation and ordered
her to seek immediate psycho-
logical treatment for major
depression, paranoia and
anorexia.
"This is one of those difficult
cases," Holmes said. "For 10
minutes, you took no action at
all."
Nelson, 23, was already on
probation for child neglect when
she gave birth by herself on July


Tate's mom

reprimanded

on gun charge
Florida Highway Patrol
Trooper Kathleen Grossett-
Tate, the mother of convicted
killer Lionel Tate, has been
orally reprimanded for failing to
report her service pistol missing
from her Pembroke Park home.
In the wake of Lionel Tate's
arrest last May, investigators
went to the Pembroke Park
home Grossett-Tate shares with
Tate and learned that she had
lost track of three firearms: a
.40-caliber Beretta semi-auto-
matic, a 9mm Taurus
Millennium semi-automatic
and a .357-caliber revolver.
The Taurus and the revolver
have been recovered.
The Beretta was issued to
Grossett-Tate by FHP, which
opened an internal investiga-
tion.
"She is being disciplined for
not telling anyone that it went
missing in the first place," said
Trooper Larry Coggins, an FHP
spokesman. A missing weapon
"must be reported immediate-
ly."
Coggins said Grossett-Tate is
on leave from the agency for
military duty until May.


21, 2004 at her mother's bloody body and insisted
Tamarac home on the same Shatoya take it to the hospital.
day another judge deemed her a Last month, Nelson pleaded
fit parent and returned her two guilty to aggravated
young boys to her. manslaughter and child neg-
Her younger sister, Brittany lect.
Nelson, helped her wrap the Holmes warned Nelson, who
dead infant in plastic bags and has been in jail for the past 19
hide the body in a child's back- months, not to be alone with
pack. children including her two
The next morning, their moth- sons, who now live with their
er, Tonya Nelson, discovered the grandmother.




A South Florida cab driver accused of raping a 20 year-old woman visit-
ing from New York was denied bond after a hearing. The driver picked up
the woman at about 2:30 a.m. Friday, near Coconut Grove after she got sep-
arated from her friends.
She called a cab to take her back to South Beach. Instead, she woke up
in a strange home and in someone's bed. The cab driver drove her to 590
NW 90th Street after she fell asleep in the cab. The woman called police
soon after the alleged rape.
The driver was arrested and now faces sexual battery and kidnapping
charges.
******
After a man was fired fromToddsTickets, a kiosk at Aventura Mall, locat-
ed at 195'01i'iscayned Boulevard, he stole several envelopes containing
$800. The man was arrested and the money was returned to the business.
******
Police charged a 24-year-old Tampa man with disorderly intoxication,
possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana and
.cocaine after he banged on a door on the second floor of a hotel at 918
Ocean Dr., around 7 a.m. According to the report, police were called after
a woman in a nearby room saw a stranger banging on her door. Police
arrested the man after they found a bag of marijuana, a bag containing 48
Xanax pills and a small bag of cocaine. All of the items were lying in plain
view on a table near the door.
******
Police charged a 16 year-old boy with urinating in public and resisting
without incident after he relieved himself near a marked police car around
6:30 p.m. Police said they saw the boy urinate next to a police car in front
of people walking by and arrested him. Police also said after handcuffing
the boy, he stiffened his body, refused to get in the police car and screamed
obscenities at officers.
******
Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:40 p.m., someone stole a barbecue
grill valued at $175, a pool hose valued at $35 and a pool cleaning pole val-
ued at $20 from the backyard of a residence located near 91st Street and
NW 2nd Avenue. A window was also smashed.


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Do you believe the FCAT test is keeping

students from focusing on a future career?
S.r-r IFtI hr W h a T t f ass.in the I -


"No. I
believe the
FCAT is giv-
ing them an
opportunity
to [focus on
the future]
because it
will help
them, focus
more and
be ready for life. I don't see how
it will hurt them in the future
because if they study hard
enough the test wouldn't be
hard and then [they] would be
able to focus on better things
than [they arel now."
Derrick Ballard

"Yeah,
because a
lot of my
friends
dropped
out of
school just
because
they could-
n't pass it. I
believe it
keeps you from focusing on
your future but I think that
people need to start taking the
FCAT more seriously and stop
blaming the test. They think it's
a joke and they mess around
and don't pass it. They need to
start blaming themselves. I
think it's the students that
need to take the test more.seri-
ously."
Almeqa Smith
"Yes, because it is difficult for
the kids that have been in high
school for the entire four years.


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them think
that it
should be
the stan-
dard to
graduate?
It's corrup-
tion inside
the school
system and
it is another way to keep our
Blacks back. It's a lot of kids
that say they didn't pass the
test and [they] get discouraged.
If they have to focus so much
on that test how will they even
know what college they want to
go to?"

Diana King
"No, peo-
ple should-
n't be afraid
to take the
test and
step up. I
don't think

preparing
for that test
can stop
kids from
focusing on what they want to
do in life. If you are serious
enough about something then
you will get it done. No excus-
es."
Lashon Evans
"Yeah, because right now it's
so hard for them to pass. the
test that their entire focus has
to be shifted towards the test
and [they]-don't have much
time to think about anything
else. If a lot of students are not


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test, then
they need
to change
it. I believe Ig '
it could
effect the
future
drastically
because
the chil-
dren are our future. I think by
them altering the test it will
help the students focus more
on their future. I don't under-
stand how you can have a test
like that for third graders
because they will be left behind
if they don't pass it. "
Jeffrey Carmicheal
"Yes. My
son went
and he felt
that some of
the stuff on
the test
doesn't even
pertain to
life. The test
should be
obsolete. I
don't think you should have a
test that hard in place that kids
can't graduate. If you are getting
good grades throughout high
school then the test scores
should be irrelevant. I remem-
ber the S.A.T. and it wasn't that
hard because it was stuff I did
in high school. How is Bush
going to put a test out there that
he couldn't pass. The students
are focusing more on the test
than [onl what their teachers
are teaching them about life.
How do they expect kids to excel
to the next level when they can't
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'Rugby-ize' your life!


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Life really is what we make it.
The older I get, the more real
that statement becomes.
Playing it safe, living as though
tomorrow is promised and jus-
tifying complacency are becom-
ing increasingly unacceptable
in my life.
My mission now in the most
important role I will ever have
in my life is to make certain
that my children get it. My old-
est daughter is busy showing
me that she does.
Alexandra is the shyest, qui-
etest and most reserved of my
three children. Although she is
over six feet tall, she showed no
interest in basketball and a lim-
ited attraction to tennis
(although the girl is dangerous
on the court). The older she got,
it seems, the less inclined she
was to sweat. Imagine my sur-
prise when my 'Sugar-Boo'
called me to say she was on her


college's intramural rugby
team!
Rugby, in case you don't
know, is rough. The women
block, tackle and attempt to
demolish each other. My Web
surfing to learn more about my
baby's sport led me to photos of
very serious looking, physically
spent women covered in mud;
so unlike my child which is
the beauty of it.
Far too often we humans
move through life sticking to
what we know and in the
process miss out on learning
and growing in ways we do not
imagine. Playing it safe is not
only boring, but a surefire
approach to a mediocre life.
Playing it safe encompasses
so many aspects of our lives.
Imagine people who hate their
jobs, but show up day after
day, year after boring year until
their entire lives have been


spent dreading,
Monday morn-,;
ings. These same,i
people have,1,
ignored dreams,:
S and buried tal-:
ents because,
even though they,.:
are miserable, their misery is
familiar, it is safe.
We play it safe in so many),
ways: In the way we dress, the,
food we eat, the music we listen:
to and the people we befriend.,,
We are content to tiptoe,
through life eating at Red.
Lobster, Chili's and Applebee's
when our soul prefers the
small quaint restaurant with
the eclectic menu.
Navy suits and pumps have ;,
become our uniform although_.
bohemian tunics and flowing,:
skirts strike our fancy. We,
hang out with people who look.
like us, think like us and live
like us. People who play it safe
like us.
Life's too short for that. We
all need a little 'rugby' in our
lives.


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International orchid festi-
val this weekend!
More than 10,000 visitors
were in orchid paradise this
past weekend, March 31, April 1
and 2. as they walked the
flower-filled paths at Fairchild's
4th annual International
Orchid Festival. More than 40
vendors displayed orchid
species ranging from dendrobi-
ums and onciduims to vandas
and more. "The display of
orchids is just spectacular. This
is one of my favorite events of


the year!" exclaimed one visitor.
One of the highlights of the
festival was the Orchid Display
in the Garden House where the
world's finest orchid growers'
plants were awarded ribbons
and trophies from the American
Orchid Society. Throughout the
weekend, visitors also enjoyed
walking tours of the garden, lec-
tures, great live music and, of
course, the Chihuly at Fairchild
blown-glass exhibition. "We are
so pleased with the communi-
ty's wonderful support of this
weekend's event," said Mike
Maunder, Director of Fairchild.


"We feel fortunate to be able to
host this festival each year and':
inspire people to learn more'
about orchids and maybe even':
take a few home with them." All L
proceeds from the Orchid,,
Festival help support Fairchild's.
tropical plant programs for
research, conservation and edu- '
cation.
Sponsors of the'
International Orchid Festival
this year include: The lacovellif
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Baptist Women's Council has rich Christian legacy


By Renee Harris
rharris(imiamitimesonline.com

Women's groups come and
go. Many have great inten-
tions that do not always mate-
rialize into tangible success.
The Baptist Women's Council
does not fit into that category.
The group came together in
1963 and is not going away
anytime soon. In fact, the
group of 120 active members
representing 26 Baptist
churches celebrates its 43rd
year this month.
Diane Smithson is the cur-
rent president. The retired
fifth grade teacher has been


president for two years.
"Everything originated at St.
John's [Church]," she said.
"We've only had five presi-
dents," Smithson said. The
first president, the late Marie
White, held the position for 25
years, from the group's incep-
tion to 1988.
The women's organization is
full of history with several of
the members well into their
golden years. Rosa Daniels is
one of the group's original
members. Daniels celebrates
her ninetieth birthday today.
The former head custodian
said "I was there when we
walked down from Drake


Marie M. White
1901-1990


Diane Smithson
BWC's current president


Memorial Church to our new
St. John's [Church]." Daniels
- who was awakened from an
afternoon nap by my tele-
phone call told The Miami
Times that her membership
with BWC is full of wonderful
memories. "I like to go sing
and used to do the devotion
before I got too old," she said
with a chuckle. "It's good
Christian fellowship," she
said.
Despite Daniels' pleas to the
contrary, her family is plan-
ning a big celebration for her
birthday. As she describes the
birthday events, the joy in her
voice is palpable. "All my rela-


tives are coming from afar ...
and we're going to live at the
hotel that Friday and have the
party on Saturday," she said.
The BWC ladies' calendar is
full. There's the annual pink
tea where the ladies show up
in their Sunday best stylish
hats included. A toy drive for
the Children's Home Society
takes place each year and last
year, the BWC raised $1000
for a Haitian hurricane relief
fund.
The group's major fundrais-
er the Mission and
Education luncheon takes
place on May 27 at the Violins
Please turn to BAPTIST 3B


Florida to participate in national program to promote reading


for


the


Arts announces 'The Big Read'


Miami Dade College's (MDC)
Florida Center for the Literary
Arts (FCLA) and The Florida
Center for the Book in
Broward are pleased to
announce that they have
received a grant of $40,000 to
participate in The Big Read, a
national initiative in partner-
ship with The National
Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
and Arts Midwest. The pro-
gram will encourage literary
reading by asking communi-
ties to come together to read
and discuss one book. The
Florida Center for the Literary
Arts and The Florida Center
for the Book in Broward have
chosen Farenheit 451 by Ray
Bradbury as the community
novel for the state of Florida.
The Big Read kicks off
Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m.


at The Big Read Launch Party,
to be held at the Broward
County Public Library, 100
South Andrews Avenue, Fort
Lauderdale. This event is free
and open to the public. The
program will take place in
Florida from Thursday, April
27 through Thursday, May
25.
"The Big Read initiative aims
to inspire Florida students
and adults alike to immerse
themselves in the pleasure of
reading a great classic novel,"
said Dr. Eduardo J. Padr6n,
President of Miami Dade
College. He added, "South
Florida is the first major
urban area enlisted as a pilot
community in this ground-
breaking national reading
campaign and the very first
community nationwide to


The Big Read Firemen


launch a Spanish-language
outreach component."
The Florida Center for the
Literary Arts at Miami Dade
College in partnership with
The Florida Center for the
Book in Broward were among
only ten organizations select-
ed from a pool of 45 appli-
cants to receive grants rang-
ing from $15,000 to $40,000
to promote and carry out four-
to six-week, community-based
programs to encourage read-
ing by teens and adults. The
NEA's Big Read is modeled on
successful "city reads" pro-
grams. Pilot communities,
ranging in population from
7,000 to more than 4 million
people, will read one of four
classic novels: Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury; The Great
Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald;
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston; or To
Kill a Mockingbird by Harper
Lee.
"The NEA's landmark 2004
Please turn to READING 6B


What's wrong with our school system?


Are our children becoming well-

schooled or well-educated?


Almost everyone from par-
ents to politicians are con-
cerned about the quality of
public schools. What kind of
leadership is necessary to pro-
duce 'good' schools? Can we
'engineer' excellence into the
schools or do they require a
different kind of leadership?
Do test score numbers tell the
story about whether our stu-
dents are becoming educated?
Is there a difference between
being well-schooled and
becoming well-educated?
Should schools be run like


businesses or do they require
something more?
Increasingly, in the last few
decades, schools have evolved
into businesses focused on
numbers, instead of havens of
learning directed by the needs
of children. In the era of 'no
child left behind it has
become apparent that many
children are being left behind
as test scores seem to drive
teachers and the curriculum.
"Getting the numbers" has
become an oAsession that
denigrates other important


Old Fashioned Day at Mt. Calvary

Reverend Tommy
Washington of Oscilla, GA
will kick-off their Family and
Friends/Old Fashioned cele-
bration beginning Sunday,
April 9, 11 a.m.
These services will continue
Monday, April 10, through
Thursday, April 13 nightly at
7:30 p.m.
Reverend Samuel Atchison
is the pastor. Reverend Tommy Washington



Reverend McCray

retires after 50 years
Reverend Frances L.
McCray celebrates over 50
years of a job well done,
Saturday, April 8 at 6:30
p.m., New Birth Enterprise.
Reverend McCray retired
officially January 31 as
Executive Assistant to
Commissioner Dorrin D.
Rolle.
For more information call
305-691-9062. Reverend Frances L. McCray


aspects of education.
Leadership is essential to
producing 'good' schools.
"Schools and corporations
cannot rely on 16th-century
thought to structure their
organizations," says George A.
Goens, Ph.D., Senior partner
with Goens/Esparo, LLC,
which works with public and
private sector organizations in
leadership searches, leader-
ship development and
accountability. "How we think
determines how we behave
and we have to think differ-


ently about schools and edu-
cation so that our children
can live lives of promise."
Goens insists that students
yearn to belong to something
larger than themselves, some-
thing noble and with purpose
and which gives them a sense
of efficacy. As a school
superintendent for 15 years,
Goens learned firsthand that,
"leadership is a human and
philosophical endeavor. It is
not about things, systems,
processes or data. It is about
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Holy Week at New Born Faith

New Born Faith Deliverance
will celebrate their Holy Week
Revival with Pastor Harold
Marsh of New Christ
Tabernacle M.B. Church, 7:30
p.m. nightly Monday-Friday,
April 10-14, the public is invit-
ed.
Location 4816 N.W. 22 Ave.
Reverend James L. Pacley is
the pastor.
For more information call
305-687-0200, 305-635-3512,
954-687-7606 or 954-638-
4251.
Host pastor, James L. Pacley. Pastor James Pacley


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Spicy Mango-Basil Relish
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 12 to 16 minutes
4 boneless pork chops,
1 1/2-inch thick
8 strips bacon
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Scars represent survival


SSomeone told me about a
song named God blocked it.
They told me that the song
really ministered to them. I
bought the song and listened
to it and I must say that it
really ministered to me too.
While I listened to the song, I
thought about how many
plans and attacks the enemy
had for our lives and God
blocked them. How many
times that a car seemingly


came out of nowhere headed
straight for your vehicle and -
God blocked it. Oh, it's easy to
get discouraged because so
many of our plans came to
naught. It's so easy to feel
frustrated because our busi-
nesses, marriages and
finances failed. Plans for pros-
perity and success were abort-
ed time and time again.
It is so easy to dwell on these
situations and become


E-y-e-s forward


The officers were all neatly
attired. As the midday sun
released its' radiance, pol-
jished buttons, shinning belts
Iand flawless boots all bril-
liantly glowed as the sun
made contact with them!
There must have been about
1000 uniformed officers pres-
ent for this parade. They were
jall evenly spaced and would


you believe, perfectly lined! A
senior officer off in the dis-
tance bellowed, "eyes right"
and with a snap all of the offi-
cers present whipped their
heads to their right. It was as
though their heads were all
attached to one string as this
was done all at the same time!
Moments later this senior offi-
cer now accompanied with the


depressed and oppressed. But
how many times were you out
with someone that you barely
knew ladies, and this man
attempted to rape you and you
escaped with your life? The
devil obviously had a plan for
your life and God blocked it.
Even in the column last week
about the faithful women of
God, Exodus tells us that the
evil ruler had a plan to kill all
Sof the boy babies birthed by
the Jewish people. The devil
had a plan to kill and destroy,
but using those two faithful
and God-fearing midwives, the
devil's plan was thwarted -
God blocked it.
Last week as I ministered in
an Intercessory prayer group,
one of the members of the

country's leader yelled in an
authoritative voice: "e-y-e-s
forward." Once again with
unbelievable precision every
officer's head whipped back to
the front and now their gazes
were all fixed forward; e-y-e-s
forward.
As I remembered this day
my mind took me into a bibli-
cal account which brought
differing results as the biblical
character kept his e-y-e-s for-
ward. I am also convinced that
this article will assist in
reminding someone to once
again bring their e-y-e-s for-
ward! A great public speaker
once said that people move in
the direction of their focus.
Another said, what you think


group looked at me with tears
in her eyes, and asked how
she could possibly forget all of
the painful times in her life.
Her question was in response
to an assignment that I had
given the group to seek God to
reveal those things in their
lives and generations past
that have kept them from
being the women of God that
He has ordained them to
become. Most of the answers
were painfully similar low
self-esteem and abuse were at
the top of the lists. When I
urged them to take all of these
past hurts to God and strip
naked before Him, the woman
told me that it was so difficult
to forget abuse when the
results of the abuse looked


about you will bring about; e-
y-e-s forward!
In Matthew, chapter 14
around verse 22, there is an
interesting account of Jesus
and His disciples. In this pas-
sage we are told that Jesus
had just completed a huge
teaching session and while He
was dispersing the crowds, He
sent His disciples away by
boat. The bible goes on to tell
us that He began to pray and
by this time the disciples were
in the midst of the sea in a
ship, the winds were fierce
and the waves were enor-
mous. In other words, the
seas were rough and terribly
frightening and darkness had
now began to fall. In the midst


out at her from the mirror
each day.
She said that she had scars
as a result of frequent and vio-
lent beatings in the past. Each
time she looked in the mirror,
she saw the scars and could
not seem to get past them. I
told her that whenever the
devil pointed those scars out
to her and attempted to intim-
idate or ridicule her about
them, she needed to remind
him that those scars were
proof of a plot gone bad. Those
scars show that yes, the devil
had a plan to destroy her life
in every way physically,
emotionally and spiritually -
but God blocked it! Remind
the devil that you are still
alive to tell the story. Remind


of their fear Jesus comes
walking towards them off in
the distance and the bible
tells us they all began to fear,
but Jesus immediately says,
"be of good cheer; it is I; be not
afraid." Peter then responds,
"Lord if it is you then allow me
to come to you." Jesus replied,
Come and immediately Peter
began to walk on the water as
his e-y-e-s were forward!
Moments later we are told that
Peter began to sink as he
looked away at the wind which
were boisterous and the
swelling waves. His eyes were
no longer forward but instead
right as he focused on the
things around him and not
the Savior in front of him; e-y-


him that you are still alive to
give the testimony!
Ladies and gentlemen we
all have some scars. Not all
are noticeable like the ones
that my friend carries. Some
have bodies with no mark or
flaw, but there are still scars.
Don't let these scars keep you
bound and chained. Let your
worship and praise break
those chains. Declare your
healing and your very exis-
tence as the failure of the
devil's schemes against you.
Isaiah 54:17 declares that "no
weapon formed against us
shall prosper." But yes,
saints, there will be a weapon,
and it will form, but it won't
prevail or be successful
because God blocked it!!


e-s forward! The bible tells us
that Peter cried out to Jesus
as he begun to sink, saying,
"Lord save me." E-y-e-s for-
ward. How often do we look at
the circumstances of life and
somehow begin to feel over-
whelmed? I am convinced that
if we would keep our e-y-e-s
forward we would live more
victorious lives. David said in
Psalms 121, verses 1-2, "I will
lift up mine eyes to the hills
from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the
Lord, which made heaven and
earth." E-y-e-s forward!
"Focus not on the circum-
stances of life; instead fix your
eyes on the circumstance
changer!"


Miami-Dade Democratic
Black Caucus will hold its
monthly meeting, April 8, from
10 a.m. 12 p.m. at the Carrie
,P. Meek Cultural Arts Center.
For more information, contact
D. Black at 305-754-6141.
******
Team Metro Northside
Office invites you to the
Northside Unity Festival on
April 8 at the Team Metro
Northside office.
*******
Metrozoo's spring activities
include Venom Week, April 8 -
i13; Spring camp for kids 4 to
11 years old, April 10 -14; and
Egg Safari, April 15 and 16.

FIU's Pino Global:
Entrepreneurship hosts a
workshop on Presenting Your
Business Plan, April 12 at 6:30
p.m.,

United Teachers of Dade
invites the community to its
first Education Summit, April
22 from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. at the
Radisson Hotel Miami. For
more information, visit
www.utd.org.
*******
The Historical Museum of
South Florida is displaying
Caribbean Collage: Archival


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International Prophet
Henry Walker is holding a
Prophetic, Healing and
Deliverance Revival Service,
April 7 at 7 p.m. at the
Richmond Heights Woman's
Club. For more information,
call 305-382-8738.
*******
Greater St. Paul African
Methodist Episcopal
Church, Reverend Jessie
Harvin, pastor, will celebrate
its 110th anniversary, April 9
at 7 and 11 a.m. services. For
more information, please call
305-448-2742 or Sister
Eunice McGahee at 305-441-
0992.
*******
Revelation Christian
Academy invites you to their
annual Carnival-Bazaar, April
22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Rader UMC in El Portal.

The Miami Oratorio
Society presents The Holy
City, April 9 at 6 p.m. at
Parkway Baptist Church,
Reverend Donald Lawrence,
pastor.
*******
An House of Prayer for All
People, Inc., Apostle C.
Bender, pastor, will be having
New Wine Spirit Intercessory
Prayer Services, April 8 at 11
a.m. For more information,


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Hall in Hialeah Gardens. The
popular event grows larger
each year, with its proceeds
supporting scholarships for


Collections and the
Construction of History until
June 4.

The Miami-Dade Enterprise
Community Center will be
conducting its Emerging
Business Series seminars dur-
ing the month of April. For
more information or to register,
call 305-579-2730.

The Civic Chorale of
Greater Miami is having a
fundraising event, April 8 from
q r-n 9 f to C) m F nr mnre


******
The Florida Center for the
Literary Arts at MDC will host
Caribbean writer, Maryse
Conde, April 6 at 7 p.m. and
April 8 at 2 p.m. at the African-
American Research Library
and Cultural Center.

Florida Memorial
University will host a five day
Spring Break Day Camp, April
10 14 for boys and girls ages
10-18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, call
Coach Reggie Thomas at 954-
665-9372 or Coach Kenny
Bellinger at 305-626-3165.
*******


z5 am Lo z p r mor Operation Turnaround .is
information, call 305-238- Otion g Turnaround
1611. hosting its monthly
1611. * Community Task Force on
The Women's Theatre April 20 at 9 a.m. with commu-
:. tyand gpvegnment.rfiepre-
Project presents 6 Wome e-
I1vaywrights Turning O iives. .einfor.ma
6-8 at 8g Fo'r tion, plea e all Pastor
2006, April 6-8 at 8 p.m. For
2006, April 6-8 at 8 p.m. For Anthony Dawkins at 305-962-
more information, contact 954- Anthony Dawkins at 305-962-
4623517 or 3053693.227.
462-2334. *******


Sawgrass Mills and Broward
Mall host Family Fitness Day,
April 8 from 11 a.m. 3 p.m.
For more information, visit
www. sawgrassmills, com.

South Florida Lisc will
honor community development
advocates, April 6 at 11 a.m. in
the Cohen Pavilion at the
Kravis Center.


call 305-233-5144.

God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to Christening
Service for Krystal, Tekeria,
Charles and Dwayne Jr., April
9 at 4 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 786-258-1826.

New Mount Zion
Missionary Baptist Church
invites you to our Pastors Aide
Anniversary Celebration, April
9 at 3 p.m.
*******
Coconut Grove Ministerial
Alliance is hosting a live
drama, The Passion, April 8
and 9 at St. Matthews Baptist
Church.

The Social Ministry of New
Providence Missionary
Baptist Church will be spon-
soring a trip to Orlando, April
22-29. $20 deposit due April
12. For more information, call
Sister Davis at 305-830-2063
or Sister Doster at 305-333-
4958.

Faith Christian Centers
has Bible Study, Wednesdays
at 7 p.m. led by Dr. Cislin
Williams. For more informa-
tion, call 305-251-6828.
*******


New


Providence


students at Florida Memorial
University.
The event will feature a spe-
cial salute to BWC's original
members. Surviving honorees
include Andel Mickins, Rosa
Daniels, Hattie Sanders,
Maureen Atchinson and


Miami Art Museum is host-
ing a free family festival, April 8
from 1-4 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-375-3000.

The Minority Chamber of
Commerce and Wal-Mart
Department Store will hold a
Veterans Celebration/Job Fair
on April 8 from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. For more information, call
786-260-1966.

Missionary Baptist Church,
Reverend Vinson Davis, pas-
tor, invites you to attend three
nights of atonement, April 12-
14 at 7:30 p.m.
******
Kingdom Seekers
Transportation is sponsoring
a trip to Juanita Bynum's
Threshing 'Floor Revival in
Atlanta, Georgia, April 5-8.
For more information, call
Bernadette Jones at 305-828-
0980.

Open Air Outreach
Evangelism Ministry is hav-
ing a free mini seminar on
How to Share Christ. For more
information, please call
Evangelist Debbie at 305-898-
1025.
*******
The Social Ministry of New
Providence Missionary
Baptist Church will be spon-
soring a trip to the Holy Land
Experience in Orlando,
Florida, April 22 and 29. For
more information, please call
305-830-2063 or 305-333-
4958.


Send your church
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to miamitedito-
rial@bellsouth or mail to
900 NW 54th Street, Miami,
33127-1818. For further
information, call 305-694-
6216.


Josephine Anderson.
Posthumous honors will go to
Irene Dukes, Haroleen
Sandilands, Grace Thomas
and Majorie Rhodes.
For more information on the
event or the BWC, call Diane
Smithson at 305-633-3475.


SNeighbor to Family is seeking
professional foster parents. For
more information, please call
786-433-4731.

There are scholarships
available for tourism and trav-
el students that are residents
of Miami Beach or graduates of
Miami Beach Senior High
School. The deadline to apply
is April 14. For more informa-
tion, call Maria Ruiz at 305-
674-7491.

Class Meetings
Miami Northwestern's
Class of 1967 is making plans
for its 40th reunion. Please
take part. For more informa-
tion, call Elaine Mellerson.
The Miami Central Senior
The Miami Central Senior


High Alumni Association
meets regularly on the 2nd and
4th Wednesdays each month.
The next meeting is April 12 at
7 p.m. in the school's auditori-
um. For more information, call
Renae at 954-439-5361 or
email Shopaholic769@aol.com.

Attention all graduates of
Miami Jackson Sr. High,
Class of 1971. This urgent
matter concerns our 35th year
reunion. For more information,
call Valerie Person-Baker any-
time at 305-474-7082 or 305-
219-5711.
*******
The Student Service
Department at Miami
Northwestern is hosting an
Alumni Career Day, April 21
beginning at 7:15 a.m. If you


are interested in taking part or
for more information, please
call William Brown at 305-836-
0991, ext. 2221.
*******
The 1981 Classes of Miami
Jackson, Miami Central and
Miami Northwestern are com-
ing together as one to triple
their fun for their 25th High
School Reunion, June 4 11.
For more information, please
call 305-769-2459.

Send your community
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to miamiteditor-
fal@bellsouth.net or mail to
900 NW 54th Street, Miami,
33127-1818. For further
information, call 305-694-
6216.


305.769.1100 Dade 954.522.1102 Broward 800.721.WMBM Toll Free

For song, prayer, birthday requests 305.953.WMBM, 954.525.1490

888.599.WMBM, wmbm@wmbm.com


* Gospel Classic Hour, M-F, 6:00am
* Tuesday Talk with President/GM Bishop Victor T.
Curry. Tues 9:30am
* Spirit & Soul featuring:
Compassion
Business In The Black
Business Showcase
Victorious Life Management
Sister To Sister
Brother To Brother
M-F at 2:00pm


* Noon Day Prayer, M-F, 12:00pm
* Business Spotlight, M-F, 1:15pm and 1:45pm; Sa
10:15am
a Ministry Spotlight, Sa, 8:15am
SLivin' Right.Teen Show, Sa, 11:00am
* Back to the Bible, Alternating M, 9:00am
* Let's Talk Money, Alternating W, 9:00 am
* Gospel News Now, M-F 3:00pm
* Talking Sports, So 5:00pm
* Queen James Gospel Hour, Sa, 6:00pm
* Quartet Corner, Sun, 7:30am
* Bobby Jones Gospel Countdown, Sun, 10:00pm


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Ignite appetites: Pairing sweet with savory




Ignite appetites: Pairing sweet with savory


Looking for juicy new ideas to
add variety to your cookout
repertoire this summer? Take a
cue from one of the nation's top
culinary pros.
"Chefs have been going wild
for tropical fruits lately and not
just in sweet dishes," says
Melissa Kelly, food trend expert
and executive chef of Primo
(with restaurant locations in
Maine, Arizona and Florida).
"Incorporating exotic fruits
such as mangos into savory
dishes using a lean meat like
pork is hotter than ever."
Mangos are the world's
favorite fruit and Americans
are beginning to experiment
with this exotic, luscious fruit


in everything from entree sal-
ads to desserts. Pork is a natu-
ral partner for fruit and is per-
fect for grilling, thanks to the
variety of cuts and cooking
times. Because its versatile fla-
vor blends harmoniously with
a variety of seasonings, grilling
with pork is sure to spice up
any meal. By pairing pork with
the unique flavor of mango,
the result is a mouth-watering
and naturally healthy summer
meal that's definitely not blah.
When entertaining this sum-
mer, consider these delicious
recipes that are bursting with
tropical taste, yet quick and
easy to prepare on the grill.
The menu options, perfect for


lunch or dinner, feature suc-
culent pork and tropical man-
gos.

DIRECTIONS
Wrap 2 strips of bacon
around outside edge of each
pork chop, securing in several
places with toothpicks.
Mix together soy sauce, lime
juice, cayenne pepper and gar-
lic.
Reserve half of mixture for
basting and place half in shal-
low baking dish.
Add pork to dish and turn to
coat both sides.
Cover and refrigerate at
least 1 hour, turning pork
occasionally. (Marinate longer


for more flavor.)
JRemove from marinade, dis-
drd marinade and place pork
on grill over medium coals.
Cook 12 to 16 minutes total,
basting with reserved mari-
nade several times, until pork
registers 160F with instant-
read thermometer.
Serve with large dollop of
Spicy Mango-Basil Relish.
Makes 4 servings.

Spicy Mango-Basil Relish:
In small bowl, stir together 1
peeled, pitted and chopped
mango, 2 tablespoons fresh
lime juice, 2 tablespoons
chopped fresh basil and 1/4
teaspoon cayenne pepper.


93"' Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street
305-836-0942
Order of Services
II In.m. ..Morning Worship
Evening Worship
Ist & 3rd Sunday ........6 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Sludy ..7 p.m.
website: cmbnc.org




Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
www.rLlidslhiplill laiI li.lurg
Iridclisld ippriyer' bhcllsnoilh.ne
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
305-759-8875
~. ] Order of services
Hour of 'lrayer..........6:30 .m.
Early Morning Worship....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30 zi.i.
Morming W\Voship............I I m..
Youth Ministly Study....Wed......7 p .
IPryer/Bible Study.....Wed.......7 p.m.
INoonatty Altar Pryor..(M F)
Feeding g the I-lrngty every
Wednesday........I Ia P.11. p m



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



Mon. Ihru Fri. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Sludy...Thurs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...7-11 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
Sunday School .......... 9:45 a I
Morning Service .....1 I1:00 am
Communion Service
(Thurs. befot I' Sunday) 7:30 pm
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wednesday) 7:30pmi



The Soul Saving Station O
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
www.ssschristscrusadersfla.org
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
Sundaly School ........... 911.1 .
Sunday Worship.. II a.nl. & 7 p.m
'iTuesday Worship........7:45 p.m.
Noon Day Prayer.......Mon.-Fri.


Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
1855 N.W. 119th Street
305-688-1612
Fax: 305-681-8719
Order of Services:
Sun...9):30 (i.i....(Slunday School)
Walk in tle Woril Ministry
W orship Service ..............I I a.lll.

Wed..l I a.m..lIntecrcessory Prayer
Wed. Hible Class........ 12 pI.m.
Wed. Bible Class ..............7 p.m.




Harvest Fire Worship Ctr.
2260 N.W. 183rd Street
305-620-2986

Sunday.......7 a.n.............10 a.m.
Wed.- Bible Study.......7:30 p.mn.
Friday- Youlh
lFirst & IFourlh
Tucs.....Wolen 's/Mcn's Mig.
iErly Mornin'g ralyer...6-7 ii.m.
Pl'yeC Stlndly........6:30 p.m.




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

Order of' Services:
Sum lays- Clurch School ............ I a. II.
Worshiip Smcvicc.............. 1115 i .ll.
uecsdays Bible Classh............7 p.ni.
4Ih Sundniy vening' WoNlii6..u...6 .


St. John Baptist Church "
1328 N.W. 3"' Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
_atrly Suikday
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunldiy Scl1h ol ........... :30 1.11..
I Morning Worship ...11 a.m.
I INarefior Baptist (C'hmclic.s
Evcning Worshilp ........7 ....
Meeting ........ l(ues.) 7 p.mi.




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


Order of Services:
SkidaI:Iy M llllhg .p...........) ;., .
T es idly Nihl I tlil l S dIly
7 p.


/postolic Revival Center,
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
305-836-1224.
Order of Services
New time for T.V. Program
FOR HOPE FOR TODAY
ul CII AIu m .I II.7 (OMC'ASI'er 23%
s 3p, ,. -3 p Sly 5 p.m.
Wed.- Inlllcresoly Pnryyer9 a. 12 p.m.
Suln.- Eve. Wohip ............7:30 p.m,.
iTes.- PInlycr Meeling...... 7:30 p.nl.
Fri.- Bible Sludy ............ ,7:30 p.mn.
Ms. G., Snii t,


Jordan Grove Missiondry
Baptist Church.
5946 N.W. 12" Ave'.
305-751-9323
Order of Services:
Early Worship .............7 a.m.
Sunt1day School...;........ 9 a.m.
NBC ............... ....... 10 5 au.m .
Wo ship ............ ......... H a.m
W orship .......... ............. .4 p.m .
Missnio and Bible Clags
Tuesday ..... 7..... ...630 p.m.
Yoth Metyin /Choi,-reearsal
Monday .....................i.630 p.m.



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

Order of Services:
lilly Momnigi Wo.ship...ls & 3rd Sun.
Mtlniing Worslip.... ...........10:30 1.111
ITUI Insigl Minisiry .......... 6 p.n.
Praye Service..................7:30 Ip
B ibl] Stld y .............................. p.n,.
Clr ch ScOll.................. ;i.ln.
Rev. G reIgory ihom .3ninn.


S Brownsville
Church of Christ
45,61 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
305-634-6604
Order of Services
Liberty City SChury Sch ....9:4
Sunday M ming Worship ....I I a.n.
Sunlldy M nc s Bioble Sti y ... 5 p.
Sunday ILadis Bible Study ..-5 p.nm.
Su Iday Evening Wo hi..p ....... p.m..
TuIes day Night ible Study ...7:30
1l. ntlay Moling lible ('ltss II .m.
Thransportation available Call:
305-6.34-485(l ,- 305-691 49M



Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
305-836-4555
Order of Services:
SUdr-y Mornin. ... ..... a.I
Sunday School...... 1........0 a.m.
Sunday Evening .............6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class .........7:30) p.m.l
Thurs. Fellowship .........10 a.m.
Ist Stilun. Song iPraclice ..6 p.m.



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





Rev. Ran id l E.H

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 .
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.pnmbrokeparkcoc.org
Dr.Ilc issC.Spvey Mnite


Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4"' Street, Homestead33136
305-246-2265
Order of Services.
Soundly Schosl........i :0 ....
Sun. Morning Servs....12 p.m.
I\cningn WIrhip Serv.....6 p..
TueCIsd:ly "Ytoulb Night'-. ,Sp.ml.
Wcdl."Noon UDy Prayer"....12 p.m
Wed. Night Bible Sludy..... p.m.
I ihurisdy Nighl "Covinglton Bible
< College ..........6-10 p.ml.
SFriday Night Worship Serv...8 p.m1


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

i Order of Services:
Sunday Mornin lI 1 ft-S.. I
uit 1 Sliy ...ll.lll..... .. I( iia ll
Wurshil S i c .......... I l.lllm.
TuestlLr Bible S;I tM ly....S p .i
T'huirday Pr;,ye S\en\i C .....S pai


Christian Hill AME Church
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
LM09@BellSouth.Net/
www.lmgolf.com
Order of Services:
Tu ie.sd 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday's
Sunday School....................... :30 ;.m.
Morning Worship Service ........ I .m.
IF rc Coll Ifvely 2"' & 4"' Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf CoIInse


SEb
Me
2001


I


enezer United
thodist Church
N.W. 35th Street
305-635-7413
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m. 1 1:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Tues. 6 p.m.


New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International


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


I (800) 254-NBBC
305-685-3700
Fax: 305-685-0705
www.iiewhirthliaptistmiaiiii.org


B ishop ic to.Cr M .D Snra rTIr I SI tr/T\r I


New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.951' Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:

FIarly Monling Worship 7:30( am.
Sunl. Church Sclxol 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... I a.m.1.
Tuesday Bible (Class 7 p.m.nl
rulcs. lbiefr the Ist Sun.....? p.m.
Mid-week Worship




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

Order (ilf' Services:


SMomir WoThip .....I .

I'M-iyc, M ccfinl...............7:30 p.,m.i





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

Order of Services:
Bihlt Stuld \VcdW................
Si lu lm. S CI'll nI ............... .. ....
S l. WV 'l'ifilp S.* ....... 11:30 ll.m.
VIe Nill Iniert'm c s aIy I'llc. r
If,nis l7:. 30i l x p.1 I
Slmdiy Worhli S-rvice..6:30 p nI


New Vision For Christ
Ministries
13650 N.E. 10"' Avenue
305-899-7224
Order of Services:
Iarly Si nday I worship...7:30 a.nm.
Suida Xy Scl l ................9:30 a.m.
Suxlkly M(ming Wrhip .....I I ailn.
Sulilay IEvening S Ln i6e ...6 p.n.
rlis(iy Iycr M cycling ...7:3(0 i)Jn.
W ailclday Bible Sludyl ..7:30 pIln.
,NoI Just a Chlll'Ch ImLu Ii tN l lllo, l.. "



Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3"' Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060oFax 305-255-854


Order of Services:
stlllday S l loll .......... 9 15 l l.
S nu M rnin S Vs,. ,I I i.l.
4 Sun li... I j... 1 ;l 2 .
'Tulc'daly I....ibHk Slludy
Iwccdini ,tMinli' iy..... ii.lll.
WIT l. Ililc n lllln il'r;Nyi l..hy 6:3 p.m
huil ()ulic chl M hiiily,.->;,i( 6 3 p.iIl


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

Mornling Plaise/Wolship ..I1 1;.i.
ulnrltiuli h I'i altl y in'Ilr. ......I ili .
YoRll) oi l nr llikly unu I IiZ.11 i1.
Pi'ayc Mcclihig & libl' ~SlIidy
Tuesday 7 p.m.
Ml .,i 1"/ ,CA1 05(.u,1

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Rev. D aM.CBinBwiiM. apers,
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Three awesome singers at St. John Baptist Church
Europe has the threeI
tenors and here in Miami,
St. John has its renowned -..'.-.


three singers. On this
Sunday they will be in con-
cert starting at 6 p.m. Please
don't miss these awesome
singers: Sister Treva Burke-
Harrell, Sister Mary Hylor
and Brother Lawrence Ford.
This songfest is an effort
for the centennial of St.
John. There is no admission.
Holy Week services will
start on the following
Monday, April 10-15, 7 p.m.
Pastor Mark Coats of Grace
of God Baptist Church will
deliver the messages for the
services.
The Seven Last Words will
be presented on Friday with


L I
Dr. Mary Hylor

the following ministers
bringing the word: Reverend
Claybourne Brooks,
Reverend Eddie Melton,


Reveren
Reveren
Reveren
Reveren


Lawrence Ford Treva Burke-Harrell

d Ronald Jackson, Reverend Br
d Aubrey Morley, McCollough.
d Tony Bolden, Pastor Henry Nevin i
d Troy Duffie and ior pastor.


antley

s sen-


The Reverend J. KENNETH MAJOR, D. D., Rector
The Reverend FRED W. FLEISCHER, Organist/Choirmaster

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
HOLY WEEK 2006
SUNDAY, April 9th
Palm Sunday
8:00 AM The Liturgy of the Palms
with Solemn Outdoor Procession
Led By: The Progressive Marching Band
9:15 AM Solemn Eucharist
with the Reading of the Passion and Sermon
THE RIGHT REV'D LEO FRADE, D. D., Bishop
Diocese of Southeast Florida
MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
April 10th through April 12th
12 Noon The Holy Eucharist
THURSDAY, April 13th
Maundy Thursday
6:30 PM The Holy Eucharist & Stripping of the Altar
FRIDAY, April 14th
Good Friday
12 Noon The Liturgy of the Cross
with the Reading of the Passion & Sermon
THE VERY REV'D FRITZ BAZIN, D. D., Dean
The North Dade Deanery

EASTERTIDE 2006
SATURDAY, April 15th
Holy Saturday
3:30 PM Holy Baptism
SUNDAY, April 16th
Easter Day
5:30 AM The Great Vigil &
The First Eucharist of Easter
Music: St. Cecilia's Choir
9:00 AM Procession, Solemn Eucharist and Sermon
4:00 PM Sacred Heart Easter Fashionetta
MONDAY, April 17th
4:00 PM Annual Parish Easter Egg Hunt
www.incamationmiami.org


Revival at Grace of God Baptist Church


Reverend Mark Coats


Grace of God Baptist Church
presents All God's Children
Revival. Featuring guest speak-
er, Dr. John Sullivan,
Executive Director-Treasurer
who has served The Florida
Baptist Convention since 1989.
Revival will be Friday, April
14 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday,
April 15 at 7:30 p.m. and


Dr. John Sullivan


Sunday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at
Grace of God Baptist Church,
11000 S.W. 216th Street,
Miami, 305-259-1929.
Reverend Mark Coats, Sr., is
the pastor.
Everyone in the community is
invited to attend this great soul
winning revival for our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ!


How can I get in touch with Heaven?


Living in Miami? How can I
get in touch with Heaven
where the boss is? Matthew
:5:3-11 tells me how.
There are nine (9) ways:
Blessed are the poor in spirit.
Blessed are they that mourn.
Blessed are the meek.
Blessed are they which do
hunger and thirst after right-
eousness. Blessed are the
merciful. Blessed are the
pure in heart. Blessed are the
peacemakers. Blessed are
they which are persecuted for
righteousness sake. Blessed
are ye, when men shall revile
you.
Fenced in with Jesus, all
others fenced out. Don't for-
get the mourning bench and


Bishop John Wilson


seek until you find Jesus.
Don't settle for a hand shake.
It won't help you now or later.
Write to P. O. Box 531078,
Miami, FL 33153.


St. Stephen A.M.E. Church hosts bazaar sale
St. Stephens A.M.E. Church, Vendors are welcome.
3400 N.W. 215 Street, pres- For more information contact
ents it annual bazaar sale. 305-621-0936.
Come out and find your treas- Charles Scott, Sr. is the pas-
ure. Lor.


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Meek secures official postal recognition of Miami Gardens


At a press conference today,
Congressman Kendrick B.
Meek announced that U.S.
postal officials have finally
agreed to allow people living in
the City of Miami Gardens to
officially use the city's name
in their postal address.
"This is a common sense
move that will help the resi-
dents and businesses of
Miami Gardens build a
stronger sense of community,"
Meek said. "Our postal sys-
tem must adjust to changes in
our communities and I am
pleased they have agreed with
the logic of my request."
Miami Gardens incorporat-
ed as a city almost three years
ago. However, until now, the
postal service would not rec-
ognize "Miami Gardens,
Florida," as an acceptable
postal address for mail sent to
city businesses and residents.
After initial refusals by the
United States Postal Service
(USPS) to recognize the City's


request for official recognition,
Meek intervened. In Meek's
August 1, 2005 letter to the
Postmaster General John E.
Potter, he called on the USPS
to "respond to changing facts
on the ground" and "include a
measure of common sense to
avoid confusion and ensure
proper mail delivery."
According to the Postal
Service, the problem was that
the City of Miami Gardens
includes five main ZIP codes,
serviced by three different
postmasters in Miami, Opa-
locka and Hialeah.
Until the new designation,
the only ZIP codes allowed to
use "Miami Gardens, Florida"
- 33015 and 33017 lie
entirely outside city bound-
aries. By the same token,
about 10% of the Hialeah ZIP
code 33014 is actually in the
City of Miami Gardens, but
the Postal Service had
refused to allow Miami
Gardens residents who live


Congressman Meek, flanked by officials from the City of Miami Gardens, announces that Miami Gardens res-
idents and businesses will finally be able to use their city's name as their address. Meek fought for this offi-
cial designation from the United States Postal Service, and made the announcement at his Miami Gardens office
on April 3.


in that ZIP code to use the
city's name in their address-
es.


"The situation created too
much confusion," Meek said.
"This change will now reflect


today's reality, and in turn,
encourage more economic
growth for Miami Gardens."


Local college student wins customized vehicle


Luxury vehicle is

student's first auto

FOr most people, the odds
are against actually winning
a national sweepstakes with
the grand prize being a vehi-
Icle designed by National
Basketball Association legend
Earvin 'Magic' Johnson. But
'Miami Dade College student
Beth Dareus beat the odds
when she entered an internet
contest and out of 87,634
hits, she emerged as the win-
[ner!
S"I filled out the contest
information and then forgot
iall about it," says Dareus as
she recalls how it all started.
"A few weeks later, they called
me to talk to me about the
car I won and I was in shock!
I'm soooooooo lucky."
Twenty-five-year old
.Dareus, a part-time student
at MDC's Wolfson campus
pursuing a major in hospital-
ity management, had b'eefi
working long hours as a sales
clerk at the Fairmont
Turnberry Isle Resort and
Club to save money to buy
her first car. In her wildest
dreams, she never imagined
owning a customized 'dream'
vehicle designed by the
famous former NBA star.


Miami Dade College student Beth Dareus.


On March 30 at the
Hollywood Lincoln Mercury
dealership, Dareus was
awarded the keys to the
Magic DUB edition Lincoln
Mark LT pickup truck. After
posing in front of TV cameras
and photographers and
patiently answering ques-
tions about her good fortune,
a smiling Dareus said she will
no longer have to catch a bus
to get to get to school and


work.
In December 2005, automo-
tive luxury brand Lincoln
debuted lincolnlounge.com, a
lifestyle-oriented website
designed for today's urban
consumer. As' part of the
launch, visitors to the site
were invited to participate in
a sweepstakes offer for a
chance to win a fully tricked-
out Magic DUB edition
Lincoln Mark LT.


CBCF scholarships available for local students
Leslie Meek, wife of 17th Congressional district to
Congressman Kendrick B. apply."
Meek and chair of the Scholarship information and
Congressional Black Caucus application forms are available
Spouses (CBC Spouses), has online at www.cbcfinc.org.
announced that the Applications must be received
Congressional Black Caucus by April 14 and should be
Foundation (CBCF) is now mailed to Shirlee Lafleur,
accepting applications for its CBCF Scholarships, 1010 SW
annual scholarship program. 86th Avenue, Pembroke Pines,
SApplicants may be graduating FL 33025.
high school seniors who will In 1988, the CBC Spouses
attend college in the fall, established a scholarship fund
undergraduate or graduate to provide financial assistance
students. to needy college and university
"This scholarship program students around the country.
can be a key source of funding To date, the CBC Spouses
for young people seeking to Education Scholarship
Further their education," said Program has awarded more
Mrs. Meek. "I encourage all Leslie Meek than $8 million in educational
eligible students in Florida's scholarships.




The Big Read comes to Florida


READING
continued from 1B

study, Reading at Risk,
showed that literary reading
in the U.S. is in steep
decline," said NEA Chairman
Dana Gioia. "No single pro-
gram can entirely reverse
this trend. But if cities
nationally unite to adopt The
Big Read, our community-
wide reading program,
together we can restore read-
ing to its essential place in
American culture. Call me
naive, but I can actually
envision an America in which
average people talk about To
Kill a Mockingbird and The
Great Gatsby with the same
enthusiasm as they bring to
Lost or Desperate
Housewives."
In cooperation with Arts


Midwest, a regional arts
organization based in
Minneapolis, the NEA will
provide program participants
with free program materials
including an organizer's
guide, reader's guides for
each novel, a CD-Rom featur-
ing distinguished actors and
writers and a program web
site. The NEA and Arts
Midwest will also provide
technical assistance in imple-
menting The Big Read and
promotional materials,
including TV and radio coim-
ponents. At the end of the
project's pilot phase, the NEA
will evaluate each of the ten
pilot programs with a goal of
inviting 100 U.S. cities to
participate in 2007.
For its part in The Big Read
The Florida Center for the
Literary Arts and The Florida


Center for the Book in
Broward have developed a
program of activities in col-
laboration with Miami-Dade
County schools and Broward
schools, The Miami Herald, El
Nuevo Herald, Comcast and
broadcast partners Univision
channel 23, Telefutura chan-
nel 69, Amor 107.5FM,
WBFS, WDNA, WFOR, WLRN
and WQBA. Upcoming events
include a Regional Town Hall
Meeting and a closing session
where author Ray Bradbury
will discuss the futuristic ref-
erences of Farenheit 451 and
how media impacts contem-
porary life. For more informa-
tion about The Big Read in
Florida, please visit
www.flcenterlitarts.com.
For more information
about The Big Read, visit
www.flcenterlitarts.com.


Customized by urban auto
industry experts DUB, and
,under the direction of Magic
Johnson, the Magic DUB edi-
tion Lincoln Mark LT
includes special custom fea-
tures such as 24" rims, suede
and leather interiors, lower
grill insert, 7" TV monitors for
seats, DVD/LCD in dash
head unit, 15" flip-down LCD
center, window and tail light
tints and amplifiers.
According to Magic
Johnson, "The 2006 Lincoln
Mark LT already has that
special style and sophistica-
tion unique only to the
Lincoln brand. My vision was
to add that 'magic touch' to
something that was already
great and we've scored big
with the Magic DUB edition
Lincoln Mark LT."
Only two units of the Magic
DUB edition Lincoln Mark LT
exist. The first vehicle was
auctioned last year on eBay
with proceeds benefiting the
Magic Johnson Foundation
and the other now belongs to
Dareus.


Randall Robinson at Pan

African bookfest on April 19


BROWARD COUNTY -
Broward County Libraries will
present internationally
acclaimed author Randall
Robinson on April 19, at 6
p.m. in the African-American
Research Library and
Cultural Center located at
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard in
Fort Lauderdale. Robinson
will discuss his most recent
bestseller, Quitting America, in
which he talks about the U.S.
socioeconomic and political
affairs that have influenced
his life journey and decision
to leave the country.
His search for a more peace-
ful place derives from the dis-
appointment and increasing
sense of abandonment he felt
which exhausted the energies
of his race and "transfigured
humanity." Robinson's works
also include other national
bestsellers The Debt-What
America Owes to Blacks,
Defending the Spirit, and The
Reckoning-What Blacks Owe
to Each Other.
Robinson, a foreign policy


advocate, is the founder and
former president of the
TransAfrica Forum, an organ-
ization which serves as a


Randall Robinson


research and educational
resource that informs of U.S.
policies towards Africans and
the Diaspora of Caribbean
Please turn to RANDALL 7B


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THE SUNDAY OF THE PASSION / PALM SUNDAY: APRIL 9T"
0 THE HOLY EUCHARIST with HOMILY 7:30 A.M.
THE COMMUNITY OUT OF DOORS PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION 10:00 A.M.
PROCESSION, SOLEMN EUCHARIST with SERMON 10:45 A.M.

"DINNER SALE": FOLLOWING THE10:45 A.M. SERVICE/ KITCHEN

MONDAY AND TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK: APRIL 10TH & APRIL 11TH
THE HOLY EUCHARIST with HOMILY 6:30 A.M.

WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK: APRIL 12TH
WALKING THE WAY OF THE CROSS 7:15 P.M.

MAUNDY THURSDAY: APRIL 13TH
THE HOLY EUCHARIST with HYMNS and HOMILY 7:00 P.M.
("COVERED DISH SUPPER" FOLLOWS THE EUCHARIST)

GOOD FRIDAY: APRIL 14T"
PREACHING OF THE SEVEN WORDS 12 NOON 3:00 P.M.
SAINT MONICA'S CHAPTER "DINNER SALE" (BLACKETT HALL)

HOLY SATURDAY: APRIL 15 O
THE EASTER VIGIL with HOLY BAPTISM 4:30 P.M.
(Applications for Baptism must be in Parish Office PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 9TH)

SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION / aster Day: APRIL 16TH
THE SUNRISE EASTER EUCHARIST with SERMON 6:00 A.M.
SUNDAY SCHOOL
PROCESSION, FESTIVE EASTER EUCHARIST with SERMON 10:45 A.M.
SAINTCECELIA'S CHAPTER,"EASTER PARADEANDTALENTSHOW" 4:30 P.M.
SAINT CECELIA'S CHAPTER, EASTERR PARADE AND TALENT SHOW" 4:30 P.M.


Miami Gardens, which was
incorporated in May 2003, is
the third-largest city in
Miami-Dade County with a
population exceeding
110,000. Meek also noted
that, until this change, his
own Congressional district
office, which is located in
Miami Gardens, was officially
required to use either
Miami, FL or Andover, FL as
its address. Meek refused,
however, and used "Miami
Gardens, Florida," even
before the Postal Service
agreed to the change.
Meek was joined at the
press conference by Miami
Gardens Mayor Shirley
Gibson, Vice Mayor Oscar
Braynon II, Councilman
Melvin Bratton, Sr.,
Councilman Ulysses Harvard,
Councilwoman Barbara
Watson as well as Dorothy
Johnson and Debra Fetterly of
the USPS, at Monday's
announcement.


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Music legend Hugh Masekela in concert


Celebrated as a worldwide
superstar and music innova-
tor, Hugh Masekela has been
topping the charts for years
with his fusion of American
jazz and African music.
Miami-Dade Parks' Division of
Arts and Culture proudly pres-
ents Masekela as part of its
Heart of the City Cultural Arts
Series, Friday, April 21, 8 p.m.
at the Joseph Caleb
Auditorium, 5400 N.W. 22nd
Avenue in Miami. Tickets can
be purchased at the Caleb box
office or any Ticketmaster out-
let.
Masekela is best known to
American audiences through
his participation in Paul
Simon's Graceland tour to pro-
mote the album of the same
name and he co-wrote the
score to the musical Sarafina!
Considered the father of
African jazz and South
Africa's musical ambassador
to the world, Masekela has
used his trumpet as an instru-
ment of resistance, a call to
freedom and a celebration of
the resilience of his people. His
powerful blend of jazz, funk
and afro-beat has mourned
the tragedy of apartheid and
rejoiced at its demise.
Born near Johannesburg in
1939,.. Masekela, .made a
remarkable journey from


apartheid South Africa to the
music scene in New York City,
where he struck gold with his
instrumental pop hit, Grazing
in the Grass. Masekela was
more than just a musician in
South Africa; he was also one
of the leading crusaders
against apartheid.
Collaborations with South
African singer Miriam Makeba
and his groundbreaking early
albums helped to bring tradi-
tional South African music to
the mainstream jazz audience
and to shine a spotlight on the
plight of the people of South
Africa.
Due to his vocal protest


against apartheid, Masekela
was forced into exile for years
unable to return to the home-
land he loved so dearly.
During this time he opened a
music school in Botswana
until South African Defense
Squads raided the area and
killed many of Masekela's
friends. At that point, he real-
ized he could not be protected
if he remained in Africa and
moved to England where he
co-wrote the score to
Sarafina!, the 1988 musical
that explores the spirit that
drove young Black South
Aficans in their' struggle for
freedom.


Card of Thanks

The family members of the late
beloved,


BELINDA JONES STARKS
aka 'MS. B'

would like to take this moment
to extend sincere thanks and
gratitude for the outpouring acts
of kindness and love expressed
to us during our time of bereave-
ment.
Special thanks to Pastor Dale
L. Powell and New Shiloh M.B.
Church, Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt
Mortuary and staff; B.T.W. Class
of '59, one and only Ms. Jackie
Ross, Auntie Shirley, the gener-
ous of April Gulley, Juvenile De-
tention Center, Northeast Trans-
portation Center, Jackson
Memorial Hospital and staff.
With sincere gratitude the
Starks, Kelly and Jones families.


Happy Birthday

In loving memory to my twin,


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


In Memoriam


In loving memory of,


DOROTHY JUANITA LEWIS THOMAS
STRACHAN SAWYER
04/07/50- 11/25/05


11/22/28 04/08/05

Love lives on and bless us
when time eased our pain.
Love lives on and comfort us in
memories that remain.
Loving remembered, the Stra-
chan, Beneby, Dowd, Kelley,
Martin and Jordan families.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


We the Thomas and Floyd fam-
ilies wishes you a Happy Birth-


day.
Truly missed, your
Mickey and Latraya.


wife,


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


CHARLENE BROWN


"BUBBA"


04/10/60 04/18/04


What's wrong with

our school system?

CHILDREN
continued from 1B

people you and me and
who we are and what we can
become together."
His new book, Soft
Leadership for Hard Times,
proposes an entirely different
metaphor for schools than
the business/accountability
model based on metrics
alone. "Control is a mirage,"
Gordon says. "Force can
move people in the short
term, but it does not motivate
them. .Relationships are at
the core of leadership.
Developing creative, imagina-
tive and passionate schools
that can truly educate chil-
dren and help them begin to
gain wisdom is what educa-
tion is all about. It takes
.strong leadership to develop
schools like that."


EFFIE PERSON NOLTON

04/10/18 04/06/05

Not a day has passed that we
don't think of you, but especial-
ly on this day.
You will be never be forgotten:
Your memory is a keepsake
with which we will never part.
God has you in his keeping, we
have you in our hearts.
Love, Betty, Elouise,
Jacqueline, Alfred, Carolyn,
Mary, Ronald, Debra and Keith.



Deadline for obituaries

Monday, 3:30 p.m.

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04/08/55 04/06/05

It has been one year since you
have been gone. You are deeply
missed, but will never be forgot-
ten.
"Love daughter, mom, sisters,
nieces and family.


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

JAMES WESLEY WEEMS
bka 'MANE' aka 'BLUE'

06/08/64 04/10/95

We will always remember
you and your smiling face.
Love Dad, Mom, Lynn,
Sheronda, Varika, Shatavia
and JaVonda.


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RANDALL
continued from 6B

and Latin America. During his
tenure with TransAfrica, he
led the U.S. campaign to end
apartheid in South Africa. In
1994, he supported the pro-
democracy movement in Haiti
which resulted in efforts to
restore power for the first
democratically elected presi-
dent Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Robinson was also actively
involved in efforts to expose
the brutality of the Mengistu


regime in Ethiopia, the corrup-
tion in Nigeria during the
country's era of military dicta-
torships and vigorously fought
to cease U.S. attempts to end
the Caribbean's access to the
European banana market by
the mid-90's.
Robinson has received
numerous awards for his
humanitarianism from the
United Nations, The
Congressional Black Caucus,
Essence Magazine, Harvard
University, the NAACP and
other notable organizations.


He is a graduate of Harvard
University and has received
honorary PhD's from 21 uni-
versities for his impact on
U.S. foreign policy. He cur-
rently resides in St. Kitts with
his wife and daughter and
continues to write.
The reception is free and
sponsored by the Caribbean-
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Newspaper. For more informa-
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CARRIE K. BROWN, 80, retired
nurses aide for
J ac kson
Hospital, died
March 30.
Survivors:
adopted daugh-
ter, Albertha
Archer; cousins,
Ann Higgs,
G e o r g e
Saunders, Beryl
Tyler, Pearl Rahmings and Arlington
Butler; great niece, Kellee Lee; and
a host of other relatives and friends.
Litany service Thursday, 7 p.m. in
the chapel. Service Friday, 11 a.m.
at St. Peter's African Orthodox
Cathedral.

EDWARD L. KINDER, 62, retired
equipment oper-
ator for the City
of Coral Gables,
died April 3.
Survivors: wife,
Anna L. Kinder;
daughters,



Kinder; son,
Edward L. Kinder, Jr.; five sisters,
Margaret Washington, Pearl
Pressley, Lula Mae Cooper, Mary
Moore and Martha Lyles; two broth-
ers, Henry Kinder and Cicero
Kinder; stepsons, Windsor Nealy
and Cedric Howard; and a host of
granchildren, nieces and nephews.
Viewing Friday, 6-8 p.m. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Paul AME
Church.

Gregg L. Mason
DAVID C. STROZIER, 51, envi-
ronmental spe-
cialist for Dade
County Public
Schools, died
April 1.
Survivors: his
son, Damon
Str ozie r
(Artavia)"
daughters
Taryn Valcourt
(PiJhon), Danyell and Shaina
Strozier, and Dionnia Henderson,;
mother, Evangelist Eula Strozier;
brothers, Elijah Lewis (Delores),
Donald (Sylvia), Tethine Jr., Michael
(Thelma), Jesse (Annie), Eugene
(Myra), and Danny Strozier
(Paulette); sisters, Mamie Ogletree,
Annie Garner (Donald), Barbara
Screen (Melvin), and Kimberly
Miller (Marcus); eight grandchil-
dren; and a host of other family
members and friends. Visitation
Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Second
Canaan Missionary Baptist Church;
4343 N.W. 17th Avenue. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at Second
Canaan.

KALFORD S. TARTT, died in
New York. Arrangements
Incomplete.

CAROL BISHOP, 38, died March
28. Services were helt.

Poi
ROBERT CAIPHAS BULLARD,
SR., 74, laborer,
died March 25 at
Franco Nursing
H o m e
Arrangements
are incomplete.





PRINCESS JACKSON MATHIS,
34, manager,
died April 3 at
Aventura
Hospital .
Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Jordan Grove
Missionary
Baptist Church.



Manker

JAMES ANDREW SMITH, JR.,
22, died March
28 at Jackson
Hospital .
Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Valley

Missionary
Baptist Church.


CLARANCE BARNEY SCURRY,
78, died March 30 at Vitas Miami
Heart Institute. Service Thursday, 12
p.m. in the chapel.


Barrett-Fryar
WALTER LEE BATSON, 72,
Richmond Heights, died March 30 at
his residence. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. at Bethel Full Gospel Baptist
Church.

CHARLES E. BENFORD, 88 died
April 1 at his residence. Service
Thursday, 10 a.m. in the chapel.


RUDOPLH MARKS, 80, retired
librarian, died
March 31,
Survivors:
dau g h ter,
Marhsa Marks
Scott; grandchil-
dren, Dahlgren
Clifford Marks, II
(Kristen) ,
Dahlresma Y.
Marks-Evans
(Shelton), Li-teh S. Marks and
Najma N. Marks; great grandchil-
dren, Warren Y. Houze, II, Li-tehsha
Garrett, Lacaya S. Evans; sister-in-
laws, Pannie Marks Huff and
Mildred C. Marks; and a host of
many nieces and nephews. Zeta Phi
Beta service Friday, 6 p.m. Service,
10 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

MONROE JACKSON, 79, retired
mail handler, died March 30. Service
Wednesday, 10 a.m. at Holy
Redeemer Catholic Church.

Range
Coconut Grove
WILLIAM DAVID PAULK aka
'BILLY,' 65, a
retired florist of
Coconut Grove,
died April 1 at
h. o m e
Survivors: wife,
Marilyn Y. Paulk;
mother, Mamie
Paulk; children,
Valorie D.
Paulk, William
David Paulk, Jr., Shawn D. Paulk,
Andre B. Paulk, Pierre D. Sands
and Aurelia Sands; brothers,
Adolphus Paulk and Ralph Paulk.
Repose Friday, 6-8 p.m. at
Macedonia Missionary Baptist
Church. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at the church.

Richardson
JEFFERY ANTHONY WRIGHT,
45, died March
28. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the
chapel.





OSCAR J. JACKSON, 92, died
March 31. Services were held.

Jay's
NETTA BAKER, 63, Naranja,
died March 28 at Homestead
Hospital. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at Goulds Church of Christ.

ESAU LANE, SR., 69, Naranja,
died April 2 at Pine Crest Nursing
Home. Service Saturday, 2 p.m. in
the chapel.

ELIJAH WEBSTER, 1 day old,
died March 31 at Baptist Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.

itier
HENRY ARTHUR CHANDLER,
52, custodian,
died. Service
Friday, 2 p.m. in
the chapel.







FERRIS E. DARBY, 31, labor,
died March 13 at the Camillus
House. Viewing Friday, 11 a.m.

LONNIE WILSON, 59, orderly,
died March 25 at Jackson Hospital.
Services were held.

MARVELLA STIRRUP CHAN-
DLER, 87, custodian, died March
29 at Palms Gardens.
Arrangements are incomplete.


Mitchell

GREGORY ALLEN, SR., died
April 1. Service
Friday, 2 p.m. at
First Baptist of
Brownsville.


Wright


ERNEST LEE IVERY, 66, died
March 31.
Survivors: wife,
Ruby Ivery; chil-
dren, Latonya
(Archie) and
Ruby; siblings,
Issac, Jerry,
Innora, Ruth
and Emma;
grandchildren
Gloria, Shatoya,
Jaynian and Stephon. Service
Saturday, April 8, 2006, 11 a.m. at
Liberty Christian Disciples of Christ.
Interment Dade Memorial Park.

KATIE MAE HIGGINS, 60,
domestic, died
March 26.
Survivors: two
sons, Charlie
Burkes and
Mi c h e a I
Higgins; daugh-
ters, Debbie
and LaShaun;
brother, Leroy;
sisters, Wylene,
Eula, Rosalee and Annie. Service
Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Mount
Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.
Interment Southern Memorial Park.


ERNEST ALPHONSO NIXON,
51, postal carri-
er, died April 1.
Survivors: wife,
Patricia Nixon;
mother, Clarissa
Nixon; children,
Patrick, Ernest,
Terrell and
Amamnda;
brothers, Nick
and Naha; sis-
ters, Gloria and Ernestine. Services
will be held Saturday, April 8, 2006,
4 p.m. at Wright Funeral Chapel.

AL QUALIS, 20, died March 28,
2006. Survivors:
mother and
father, Albert
Barton and
Roxanne Qualis
and his stepfa-
ther, Anthony
Cummings; sib-
lings, Richard,
K i s h m i r,
K hemara,
Treon, Seba, Aeta, Athiah, Kincia
and Tiamya; grandparents, Sidney
and Pamela Qualis. Services were
held.


Royal


CLARENCE JOHNSON, JR. aka
'TONY,' 75, died
March 16.
Services were
held.







CARDEL HARRIS, 63, died
March 28. Services were held.


LESLIE DANVERS, 70, died
March 28. Service Sunday, 10 a.m.
at Marantha Seventh-Day Adventist
Church.

MARGARET HILTON, 69, died
April 2. Arrangements are incom-
plete.

HYACINTH REYNOLDS, 84, died
March 28. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at Cosmopolitan Baptist Church.


Death Notice


MURIEL EDGECOMBE,
72, died November 13.
She is survived by daughter,
Pamela and son, Colin Walton;
sisters, Evelyna Musgrove,
Delores Wilson and Barbara
McCartney; brothers, Ernest
Scavella and Derrington
Rahming; brothers-in-law, John
Musgrove and Sidney
McCartney and numerous
nephews, nieces and a host of
other relatives and friends.
Service Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Be-
thel's Brothers Morticians, Nas-
sau, Bahamas.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late.


Hall Ferguson Hewitt


SELINDA ANN CRAWFORD, 46,
department
store inventory
clerk, died
March 28 at
Vitas Health
Crae in Winter
Park. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Mt.
Ca I v a r y
Missionary
Baptist Church.

JARVIS DEMETRIS GRANT aka
'CRUM TIGHT,'
died April 2 at
Doctors
Hospital .
Survivors:
mother, Julia
Grant; sister,
Sheila Grant-
Miller (Robert);
brother,
Benjamin
Bradford Grant of Greenville, SC;
nephews, Keion Jamal Miller and
Stephon Grant; niece, Morgan
Grant; devoted companion,
Cassandra Washington of
Greenville, SC. The family will
receive friends Thursda, April 6, 5-8
p.m. in the chapel. Service Friday,
11 a.m. at St. John Institutional
Missionary Baptist Church.

JOHNNIE MAE TOWNSEND,
73, headstart
teacher, died
March 31 at
North Shore
Hospice Center.

Saturday, 11
a.m. at Crooms
Temple COGIC.


Carey Royal *
Ram'n


CLYDE
MCCARTNEY,
77, Miami
Shores, died
March 31 at
Select Specialty
Ho s pital .

Saturday, 10
a.m. at St.
Peter's African
Orthodox
Cathedral.


SYED E. ZAHIR, 47, died March
29 at Parkway Regional Medical
Center. Remains will be shipped to
Newdelhi, India for final rites and
burial.

SHOUKAR SIDDIQUI, died
March 27 at Delray Medical Center.
Graveside services were held.

PAX-Villa

ROLAND FLEURIDOR, 43, died
March 25. Services were held.

MARIE-CARMELLE REGIS, 53,
died March 26. Service Saturday, 10
a.m. at Bethesda Church Ministries.

JEAN GERARD MONDE, 67,
died April 2. Service Saturday, 10
a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church.


OPHELIA H. BARNES, 68,
department
store sales man-
ager, died
March 31 at
Aventura
Hospital .

band, Roy T.
Barnes, Sr.; chil-
dren, Roy T.
'Scott' Barnes,
Jr. of Ahoskie, NC and Tanya
Barnes' Reaves of Miami; sisters,
Virginia Harris Cook,-Emily Henley
Dawson and Constance Blum of
Miami; brothers, Charles Henley of
Cleveland, Ohio, Eddie Henley of
Denver, CO, Andrew Henley of
Coral Springs, FL and Ruben
Henley of Waldorf, MD; grandchil-
dren, Iris and Beth Barnes, Mia
Barnes of Chapel Hill, NC and
Kiana, Maya and Joshua Reaves of
Miami; godson, Winston Francis of
Miami. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church.

ANNIS COLE, 94, domestic
worker, died
March 29 at The
Miami Jewish
Home. Survivor:
son, Eddie Cole,
Jr.; daughter-in-
law, Juanita
Cole; two step
dau g h ters,
Eulee Parham
and Susie
Adderly. Service Wednesday, 11
a.m. at Mt. Pleasant United
Methodist Church.

Eric S. George
RETHA M GLOVE, 74,
Hallandale, died March 29. Service
Thursday, 11 a.m. at Friendship
Baptist Church in Hallandale Beach.


CHANTAVIA L. MELVIN, 26,
RUDOLPH Hollywood died March 31. Service
i 11 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer
Baptist Church.


Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


EUGENE ALEXANDER
COLE

08/17/30 03/03/06

would like to say thank you for
your kind acts of sympathy,
your support and most impor-
tantly your prayers.
Special thanks to Mr. Dwight
Jackson and staff at Richardson
Mortuary, Father Richard Barry
and the Saint Agnes Church
family, Reverend Joseph
Williams and the St. Mark
Missionary Baptist Church fam-
ily, Dr. Katrine Forbes and the
Now Faith Church family.
Thanks also to the staff of the
North Shore Medical Center and
a host of family, friends and
neighbors.
May God bless.
Mrs. Carrie Cole and family.


In Memoriam


Death Notice


KATHERINE MITCHELL,
79, retired sales person, died
March 27. Survivors: two
daughters, Geraldine and
Sarah; son, Louis (Marie); broth-
er, Carl (Jennie); sister, Wesley;
three grand-children, Lizette,
Natacha and Rueshocka
(Rayshaun); five great grandchil-
dren and a host of nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville.


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


LINDA B. WILLIAMS

10/24/50 03/29/92


We love and miss you. We will
never forget you.
Your loving family, Claudia
Farrington, Josie Small, Norman
Bentley, Gwen Banks and moth-
er, Geraldine Collier.


Death Notice


In loving memory of,


ROBERT TAYLOR


ERROL SCOTT


would like to thank Tree of Life
Deliverance Church family, St. Luke
Missionary Church, Mt.
Sinai/Miami Heart Hospital
Rehabilitation, Miami Postal
Services and Ms. Carolyn Jones for
their fine services to us.


07/23/61 04/07/05

We miss you so very much.
Our hearts continue to ache as
we remember the familiarity of
your wonderful smile and gentle
ways that we had all grown so
accustomed to. But, rest well
until we meet you in that heav-
enly family reunion.
Loving you always mother,
Irene; siblings, Barbara, Pat,
Dot, Edward, Alma, Horace,
William, Carol and special niece,
Clinea.



-Deadline for obituaries

Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Call 305-694-6210


THURMAN "T.J." SMITH,
92, a railroad worker, died April
4, 2006 at Franco Rehabilitation
Center.
He is survived by a loving
daughter, Barbara S. Biglow; a
devoted niece/daughter, Sallie
B. Bradshaw-Williams; grand-
children, Emounte, Brandy, and
Randy, Jr.; sisters, Adgnoe
Bradshaw of Miami, Eudora
Endenfield of New York, Morris
Smith (Bernice) of Claxton, GA;
and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends.
Services will be Monday, April
10 at New Providence
Missionary Baptist Church, 10
a.m.
Arrangements entrust to Hall-
Ferguson-Hewitt Mortuary.


Public Notice

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


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

RHODA M. 'CAVE'
DIXON

04/05/20 10/05/96

Love, Mariette Rogers, Gail
Johnson, Prophetess Celeste
Fitzpatrick and Maurice
Dixon, L.F.D.


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Kudos go out to Peter
Harden, basileus, and R.T.
Fisher, chairman of the Sigma
Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc. and member-
ship for winning the First Greek
Day Observance at Saint Paul
A.M.E. Episcopal Church. 30
brothers were present, and
more importantly, a successful
Mardi Gras Ball was
held last week at the
Coconut Grove
Convention Center.
Dorothy Blake,
Alpha Kappa Alpha and
retired principal, is
credited for planning
the program, followed
by participants Pastor
Michael Bouie, Phi PINJ
Beta Sigma: Mary
Bannerman, Zeta Phi Beta;
Mamie Moore, Delta Sigma
Theta; Shirlee Shanteen,
Alpha Phi Alpha; Kenneth
Williams, Kappa Alpha Psi; Dr.
Edward Braynon, Omega Psi
Phi; and Dr. Lester Brown,
keynote speaker, Kappa Alpha
Psi.
All of the visiting brothers
received a blessing and listened
to a dynamic speech from Dr.
Brown, who reiterated being
assisted by an Omega to attend
college, as well as Pastor Boule.
With that motivation, Fisher
spoke about the successful
Mardi Gras Ball, in which 800
brothers participated, that was
sponsored by Sio Lindner of
Barcadi. Mayor Shirley Gibson
presented a proclamation and
prizes were awarded to Frank
Christmas and Dr. Herman
Pratt with Roderick Vereen as
emcee and Attorney Larry
Handfield with one of the
largest groups of guests.
Henry Mingo's son, Dywane,
provided the music and some of
the other brothers present
included Oscar Jesse and fam-
ily; Dr. David White and fami-


ly; Leslie Gamble and family;
Peter Harden and family; T.S.
Greer and family; Stan Allen
and family; Inaki Bent;
Cardelle Hayes; Norman Cox;
Earl Daniels; Mark T. Brown;
Willie Brinson; Timothy
Belcher; Keith Hylor; Samuel
Jackson and E. Synder.


The eighth annual
Women's History
Commemorative
Luncheon is now a part
of history. Dr. Enid C.
Pinkney, founder;
Leome and Attorney
Angela Culmer; and
the Singing Angels
KNEY Speakers Bureau were
the principles, along
with Eugenia.'on time' Thomas
as mistress of ceremony. Ruby
Rayford and Gwendolyn
Welters decorated and handled
the tickets, respectively.
Pinkney and her committee
recognized women who were
buried in the city cemetery. The
"voices from the grave" came
from Mamie Horne, who was
the nemesis of Gradys W.
Dean/Winifred Curry;
Ramona Varner; Florence G.
Moncur; Gorema 'Kitty'
Tolliver; Georgiana Stephens;
Penny Lambeth; Anna K.
Thompson; Brenda Hadley;
Jeanette W. Davis/Isabella
Lightbourn and Mary
Simmons and Tillie Stibbins',
moderators.
The luncheon would not have
been first-class if it were not for
Frank Pinkney and the Tree of
Knowledge's assistance.
Horace McGraw, John Carter,
Fred Brown and Butch, along
with Reverend Abraham
Thomas vocalized and Dr.
Richard J. Strachan provided
the music.
Now, the committee members
are preparing for the


Commemorative Service,
Sunday, April 30, beginning at
3 p.m. at the City Cemetery.


Mary A. Thomas-McCloud,
chairperson; Cora S. Johnson,
president; and members of The
Egelloc Civic and Social Club
presented their 37th annual
"Men Of Tomorrow" presenta-
tion, last Saturday, at the
James L. Knight Center.
Twenty-eight eleventh graders
wore elegant tuxedos to com-
plement the dazzling
gowns of the female
guests and parents.
It was an evening of
rewards, commenda-
tions and scholarships
for the young men,
beginning with essay
winners including Cecil
McDuffie, first; Todd
Ballou, second and Ali GIB
Cannon, third. Black
History winners were Todd
Ballou, first; Cecil McDuffie,
second; and Spenser Everett
and Louis Powell, third. Talent
Expo. winners were Cecil
McDuffie, first; Justin O'
Farrell, second and Cameron
Thomas, Spenser Everett,
Shannon Williams and
Garland Willamson, third.
After 90-days of rehearsing,
the young men put on a bril-
liant performance. The order of
performance was as follows: (1)
Cane Routine, (2). Gospel
Presentation, (3). Soft
Shoe/Hip Hop, (4): Cotillion
with the Female Guests, (5).
Family Waltz and (6). The finale
that included the singing and
marching of "The Men Of
Tomorrow" theme song. Then it
was off to the after-party spon-
sored by the parents honoring
37 successful years.
One of the visiting MOT, Van
Andre Johnson, thanked the
organization for motivating him
in 1998 to finish American
High in 1999; graduate from
the University of Florida in
2003; and aspire to graduate
from the School of Podiatry this
year, according to Van and
Carlitha Johnson, parents and
Nellie and Ann Smith, grand-
parents.

******Hats off to Mayor Shirley
Hats off to Mayor Shirley


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Gibson, Miami Gardens, her
council and staff for the pres-
entation of the first Jazz in the
Gardens Concert, last Saturday
at Pro Player Stadium. Jazz
lovers from Palm Beach,
Broward and Dade Counties
showed up in droves to indulge
in their solace of good jazz.
Heading the list was China
Valles, Tax Mack, Dr. Malcolm
Black, Reverend John
Williams, George Lane, Lee
Johnson, Bernard Thomas,
Aaron Johnson, Art Johnson
and Lori and Kevin
Lockhart.
Miami Gardens pro-
vided topnotch musi-
cians like Russ
Freeman & The
Rippingtons, Nicole
Henry, The Sax Pack,
Marion Meadows, Jeff
SKastiwa, Steve Cole,
SON Nestort Torres, Chiell
Minucci, The Square
Egg, Sammy Figueroa, Ken
Novarro, Nelson Rangeil,
Black Violin, Tamey Sellter
and Ike & Val. Dr. Black felt at
home hearing musicians he has
played with like Ike & Val and
Lloyd Tucker.


Kudos go out to the 95 South
Ryderz SBC for choosing to ride
their motor bikes as a club and
embark on a mission to pro-
mote a positive outlook on their
surrounding community and
avail themselves to reduce
crime in the neighborhoods.
Kenny 'Cowboy' Moore is
president, followed by Tammi
'Ms. Doc' Holiday, vice;
Jermaine 'Sho Nuff' and
Warren 'Road Rash,' Road
Captains; Lenny 'Caveman'
Gonzalez, treasurer; and oth-
ers like Keith A. Shephard,
Jermaine L. 'Sho Nuff'
Robinson, Jason 'Bunche'
Morad, Marlon 'Biggs' Brown,
Stani Blake, Chris
'Daywalker' Pearson, Steve
Orle, Brian 'BJ' Williams and
Bennie Billue.
Last Sunday, the gang
stopped at Dr. Robinson's
Denny's across from Pro Player
Stadium between visiting the
Jazz Concert and motoring
around Miami Gardens. They
indicated knowing about The
Miami Times and now they will


began reading it, beginning
with this story, according to
Shephard, my nephew.


Last week's demise of
Crandell E. McLeod generated
much support at the Litany and
Services that followed at the
Episcopal Church of
Transfiguration, where an over-
flowing crowd gathered
to pay their last
respects.
Some of the digni-
taries included The
Reverend Canon
Nelson Pinder,
Orlando, via
Miami/Nassau, offi-
ciant; Father Dr.
Kenneth Sims, offi- MCL
ciant; Marcia
Cromartie; Earl
Fisher; Laureen Clarke;
Anthony E. Simons; Rosa
Carney; Gall Robinson;
William Evans and Lillie
Clarke, Sub-Deacon.
Other dignitaries were 52
brothers of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc., an organiza-
tion Crandell joined at FAMU
with six other brothers in
November of 1948. Four
of those brothers are liv-
ing today including
Ernest Sidney, Ted
Taylor, B.C. Pratt and
Willie Robinson.
Sidney and Taylor ener-
gized the crowd with
humorous stories regard-
ing Crandell at FAMU, HAN
while the MacArthur
North family supported co-
worker, son, Michael.
Fr. Pinder brought the homi-
ly to the people and delved into
the life of Crandell from his
being discharged as a
Lieutenant in the army to meet-
ing and marrying Ruby Lee
Horton and starting a family;
which included Crandell, Jr,
Cheryl Marcia, Nelson B. and
Michael A. Ruby. Crandell Jr.
and Cheryl preceded him in
death.
Also, his educational career
started at Carver Elementary.
He taught at Dorsey, North
Dade, John F. Kennedy Middle
and was promoted downtown
as Title I facilitator under the
late Dr. Tee S. Greer. He was
one of the founders of the


Transfiguration, Teacher of the
Year, Omega Man of the Year
and was recognized as a life
member at both the National
and District levels.
Other supporters included JJ
Walton, Joann Stovall, Desire
Jenkins, Johnny Orr, Dewey
Knight, II, Israel Melton,
Altheia Sample, Jean Brown,
Peter Harden, Dr. Herman
Pratt, Reverend Delvin
Brown, Miller
Dawkins, R. T. Fisher,
John Williams, Dr. Ed.
Braynon, Alstene
McKinney, Peggy
Finley and Reverend
Marvella Screen. A
special salute goes out
to Reverend Bernard
EOD Poitier for a job well-
done.


Congratulations go out to the
Gwen Cherry Bulls Basketball
Team for having a 12-1 record.
Their only loss came at the
hands of South Miami, who
beat them in the champi-
onship, 67-63.
Coaches are Bernard
Summerall,
Kimberly Wyley,
Sharlene Williams,
Terrance Williams,
Willie Mason and
Caleb Crosby.


Albert E. Dotson,
Jr., a partner with the
'DFIELD Miami law firm of
Bilzin Sumberg, has
been appointed to the 68th
president of the Orange Bowl
Committee. He will preside over
the committee for the 2006-07
Festival, which includes the
73rd annual FedEx Orange
Bowl, the 13th annual.


Pamela M. Hutchinson has
been appointed associate pub-
lisher for the Who's Who in
Black South Florida directory,
a publication of Who's Who
Publishing Co. She is the pres-
ident and CEO of Success
Marketing and Management, a
South Florida-based marketing
and management consultancy.
She has more than 17 years of
experience in the financial serv-
ices industry.


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Is Iraq getting more

support than New Orleans


In 2001, four years before
Hurricane Katrina became the
biggest natural disaster in
American history, the federal
government was notified of the
increased likelihood of a major


hurricane devastating the city
of New Orleans. The warning
was ignored: the Bush adminis-
tration slashed the city's flood
control funding by more than
40-percent to pay for the war in


Iraq. Now, months after Katrina
crippled New Orleans and
wreaked havoc across the Gulf
Coast, it seems Iraq may still be
getting more of our govern-
ment's attention than the Big
Easy.
While it is ethical and just to
help rebuild a country after
you've destroyed it with war,
your own citizens should not
suffer as a result. It's been
seven months since Katrina and
the post-storm flooding devas-
tated the New Orleans people,
the city's way of life and the
local economy. And, for seven
months, the federal government
has hemmed and hawed and


not delivered any real plan for
rebuilding the city. The govern-
ment hasn't been able to keep
up with current demands -
such as housing needs for both
local and displaced residents;
it's no wonder they haven't been
able to look to the future.
In Iraq, the U.S. government
has created a public works
project to create 1.5 million
jobs while no job program has
been announced for New
Orleans. Nearly half of the
planned water projects and
more than 70-percent of the
electricity projects will be com-
pleted by the time the U.S. exits
Iraq. In New Orleans' Lower


Ninth Ward, water, electricity
and sewage services have not
been restored. The Lower
Ninth, a mostly Black and poor
neighborhood, was hardest hit
by post-Katrina flooding. Under
U.S. leadership, the annual
Iraqi income jumped from $500
to $1,200 a year; additionally,
Iraqis have started 30,000
businesses in the last year
while the New Orleans metro
area has. lost 220,000 jobs
since Katrina and has created
no new businesses. Two-thirds.
of New Orleans grocery stores
and restaurants remain closed,
the city has less than 500
staffed hospital beds available,


compared to more than 2,200
before the storm and only 20 of
the city's schools have
reopened, serving just over
9,000 students.
Rebuilding New Orleans is
going to be a long process and
local government can't do it
alone; federal help that
includes capable leadership
and adequate funding is
needed. It's high time our
national leaders bring their
attention back home.
Judge Greg Mathis is national
vice president of Rainbow PUSH
and a national board member of
the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference.


Herbert Johnson, son of
Inez McKinney-Johnson
returned home last week from
Houston, Texas to visit his
mother and all of the family for
a few days. Herbert told me
how much he loves Houston,
Texas and has adapted well to
his new city.
Congratulations to (native
son of Miami) Bishop Jacob
Cohen who received an hon-
orary doctorate degree from
Saint Thomas Christian
College in Jacksonville on


March 11. Bishop Cohen is a
'Tornado' and grew up on NW
5th Court. He is the brother of
the late Samuel, Charlie,
Jack, Richard and a few still
with us.
Get well wishes to all of you,
from all of us! Celestine
Brown, Henry ?Sanky'
Newbold, Oscar Morley, Mae
Hamilton-Clear, Josephine
Rolle, Janis Sanders,
Princess Roberts-Lamb,
Mervin Armbrister, Ann
Johnson-Dyes, Pearline


Nairn, Lillian Richardson,
Rudolph McCartney,
Cleomie Allen-Smith, Kim
Lynch, Lloyd 'Tank'
Johnson, Arthur J.N.
Scavella, Deborah Smith-
Morris, Frances Brown,
Janice Sanders, Ella
Chitman and Yvonne
Farrington-Metellus.
Miamians were sorry to hear
about former Miamian
Constance Albury-Jennings,
graduate of Booker T.
Washington High School, who
died in New York City on
March 27. She was the wife of
Lester Jennings; the sister of
Reverend Cleo Albury and
the Albury gang; and the
granddaughter of Victoria
Ward. They all lived on NW 9th
Street some years ago.
Did you know that a Black


man Jean Baptiste Point Du
Sable, founded the city of
Chicago in March of 1773? The
Haitian born fur-trapper went
on to open a trading post and
expanded his land holdings
into a major settlement. If you
ever go to Chicago, you will see
a plaque as you approach
Chicago's Michigan Avenue
Bridge that marks the site of
Du Sable's home. This year
Chicago celebrated its 169th
birthday.
Not content with giving
$19,000 and later establishing
$100,000 in scholarships,
Washington, D.C. trial lawyer,
Michael Jones, held a
fundraising reception at his
home and gave his Alma
Mater, Dillard University,
$50,000 for the school's pre-
law program. He is a 1982


Summa Cum Laude graduate.

Violets to Annie Ruth
Brown, Reverend Carol Nash,
Commissioner Audrey
Edmondson and Dr. Brenda
Snipes for being honored by
Florida Memorial University
during their annual Women's
History celebration.
Congratulations and our
best to the Honorable Carrie P.
Meek, The Honorable Betty T.
Ferguson and Dr. Dazelle D.
Simpson, whose photographs
were placed on the Wall of
Honor at the Miami-Dade
County Women's Park.
Best of wishes to Priscilla
Thompson, City Clerk for the
City of Miami, who has earned
the distinguished designation
of certified Municipal Clerk,
which is awarded by the


International Institute of
Municipal Clerks, Inc.
Jerome Bettis (NFL) will
join NBC's studio team as an
analyst for Sunday Night
Football games this fall.
Miamians were saddened
once again to learn of the
demise of LaClyde Clark, for-
mer teacher in Dade County
and Crandell McLeod, former
teacher and administrator.
They will be missed by all who
knew and loved them.
Sympathy to their families.
The New Orleans Saints will
play football in their
(Superdome) stadium in New
Orleans on September 24.
America is happy for all of youl
Go Saints!
Truly great friends are hard
to find, difficult to leave and
impossible to forget.


Multi-talented teen is 'Young, Gifted & Soulful'


By Melissa N. Brown
Miami Times Writer


In many ways Jose De Diego
Middle School student, Cafidia
Stuart, is no different than your
average 13-year-old. She loves
music and cannot wait to get
home from school to listen to
her favorite artists which
include John Legend, Jamie
Foxx, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige
and Alicia Keyes her idol. But,
how many 13-year-olds have
the potential to one day possibly
keep up with Keyes both on the
ivory keys and on the micro-
phone. Stuart just may be the
one.
"She is an excellent singer,"
said her piano teacher Ulguithe
'Getty' Fiancisque, owner of
Serenade Music Institute. "She


CAFIDIA STUART.


definitely has the potential to be
a superstar like Keyes."
Stuart has a long list of
accomplishments that would
make a seasoned entertainer
jealous. Recently Stuart, who is
a little sister in the Big Brothers
Big Sisters program, performed
at American Airlines Arena for
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Greater Miami's The Big Event.
She has performed internation-
ally and has sang for California
Gov. Arnold Schwazenegger and
for Miami Mayor Manny Diaz.
She has appeared on several
television shows including
Showtime at the Apollo and the
Jenny Jones Show. She was the
first Black to perform and win
on the popular Latin television
show Sabado Gigiante. If that's
not enough, the multitalented


teen plays the piano, flute, clar-
inet, oboe and violin. Now
Stuart is adding one more notch
to her belt the release of her
debut CD, Young, Gifted &
Soulful.
"We decided that I was young.
My dad says I'm gifted and I love
soul music. So we named the
CD Young, Gifted & Soulful,"
she said.
But, they left one word out -
powerful. Stuart's voice is so
passionate and powerful it is
hard to imagine it coming from


someone so young. From the
first track to the last, the CD is
a pleasant escape from today's
popular music. And though she
sings about adult subjects such
as love, her innocence is still
apparent unlike many con-
temporary teenage artists
today.
Singles that must be listened
to include her rendition of
Smokey Robinson's Who's
Loving You and Peer Pressure,
which she co-wrote with her
musician father and Michael


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'Dry River' Edwards. The
upbeat, island inspired song
encourages teens to be obedient
to their parents and avoid peer
pressure.
"A lot of people sing but they
don't do it for good reasons. I
want to make other people feel
good," Stuart said.
Well, in that respect, Ms.
Stuart is well on her way.
Stuart's debut CD Young,
Gifted & Soulful is available at
Blue Notes Records, 16401 N.E.'
15th Ave.


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Hip-hop power couple, Russell and Kimora Lee split up


NEW YORK (Reuters).- Hip hop power couple
Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons, a
model and head of the Baby Phat fashion label,
.have separated after seven years of marriage,
Russell Simmons' agent said on Friday.
"Kimora and I will remain committed parents
and caring friends with great love and admiration
for each other," Simmons, 48, said in a statement
issued by his agent.
The statement said the couple, who have two
daughters, had been separated for some time,
although they had continued living under the
same roof.
Simmons, the founder of Def Jam Records,
which produced many of the top names in hip hop,
married Kimora Lee in 1998 after meeting her
when she was modeling at New York Fashion
Week.
The two are partners in various business ven-
tures and Simmons whose empire ranges from
music to fashion, yoga and beverages said they
would still work together.
"We will .. continue to work side by side on a
daily basis as partners in all of our businesses,"
he said.


Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons
Considered a hip-hop pioneer, he started Def
Jam with Rick Rubin in Rubin's dorm room at
New York University in 1984. Def Jam was the
original home to some of the first mainstream rap
stars such as the Beastie Boys and Public
Enemy.
He sold Def Jam in 1999 for $100 million and
it is now part of the Universal Music Group, part
of French media conglomerate Vivendi Universal.


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Obviously, a possible side
effect of going blond is a back-
lash of criticism from your con-
stituents, neighbors and/or
family members who feel that
you may be conforming -o.the
European standard of beauty.
Hair is still a hot-button issue
in Black America, says
Princeton University professor
Noliwe M. Rooks, author of Hair
Raising: Beauty, Culture, and
African-American Women.
Dr. Rooks says in the past,
hairstyle and texture (whether
the hair was permed or worn
naturally) spoke to racial iden-
tity, but today, hair color is the
focus in the Black community.
"One would be hard-pressed
to go into our middle-class or
working-class Black neighbor-
hoods and not find blond hair
or copper-toned hair color," Dr.
Rooks says. "Hair color is about
adornment and style, not want-
ing to be something else." On
the other hand, Dr. Rooks says
that if the Black blond is
"undergoing major changes of


their Black attributes, they
may be trying to fit the domi-
nant [White] standard of beau-
ty."
Yet another hot hair issue is
the age-old question (this time
with a twist): Do Black men pre-
fer Black blonds? And do Black
blonds ave pinre funO _4
"I'm having a lot of fun,"
laughs Cynthia Holiday-Moore,
northeast regional manager of
Anheuser-Busch Companies.
"It's nothing for me to wear a
blond wig with a headband,
that's the kind of woman I am. I
have to look into the mirror and
see something different; that's
just my style. My husband is
used to coming home and see-
ing a totally different woman."
Mark Richard Moss, a con-
tributing author of
Tenderheaded: A Comb-
Bending Collection of Hair
Stories, says vibrant hair color
will catch a man's eye, but a
darker-haired woman will cap-
ture his heart.
"While I'm not a gentleman
who prefers blonds, I can't say
I've totally discriminated
against them," he observes.


"Once, four Black women
appeared at a mostly male
gathering to watch a pay-per-
view heavyweight fight. One
stood out because of her dyed
blond hair. Her hair color was
of little concern ... but as a
product of the Black
Consciousness Movement, nat-
ural hair color was part of my
litmus test in selecting a wife."
Proud, professional and plat-
inum blond, Holiday-Moore
says she's colored her hair
every shade on the spectrum
(except black) and has worn
every hairstyle known to man.
Holiday-Moore is also a sea-
soned jazz singer and says she
cut her hair short and dyed it
blond to create a different per-
sona when she's onstage and
her husband loves it.
"The hairstyle and the hair
color just evolved, because I
knew Cynthia Holiday [the jazz
performer] had to have a differ-
ent look," she says. "I'm blessed
with a good voice, but in order
to make it in this business,
you've go to have something
that stands out from the
crowd."


There's a time and a place to
stand out, and for many profes-
sional women of the work place
isn't the best place to be a
trendsetter. Holiday-Moore
says Sisters should study their
work environment carefully
before deciding to express
themselves by means of gan,.
exotic hair color.
"I work in the beer industry
and many of the things that we
do Involve social activities,"
Holiday-Moore explains. "For
the most part, the work envi-
ronment is business casual
[depending on who we're meet-
ing] and we do have the leeway
not to be as traditionally corpo-
rate."
Before dyeing your hair
blond, take a look around the
office. If your work environ-
ment is strictly conservative
(basic blue suit, no exceptions),
perhaps you should nix the
idea of dousing your hair with
peroxide. Instead, buy a wig
that suits your craving for a
new mane. Wigs come in daz-
zling styles and colors, and you
can change your look in about
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Brown imparts the history of
the neighborhood that has
always been a vibrant and
supportive community for
Blacks to her granddaughter.
Ms. Stickney made her tele-
vision debut in the ABC mini-


Place, which also starred
Oprah Winfrey and Cicely
Tyson. She also appeared in
the ABC sitcom New Attitude
as the Afro-centric character
Yvonne, with co-star Sheryl
Lee Ralph. Phyllis also per-
formed in George C. Wolfe's
The Colored Museum on PBS'
Great Performances and


in Comedy. Ms. Stickney also
portrayed the character
Yvette in the Showtime sit-
com Lincs.
"The play is 'nothing short
of a labor of love'," according
to Mumin. When the play
premiered at the Lincoln
Theater ten years ago, it was
the result of an oral history
project through a grant from


to the Shaw Project Area
Committee. "So many people
felt so good about themselves
when the play was over," she
said.
Historically, Shaw has been
home to many Black schol-
ars, educators, writers and
performing artists such as
Mary McLeod Bethune,
Carter G. Woodson, Langston


Spring cleaning must

extend beyond housework


ADAMS
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go to school. All of this will
be very convenient but artifi-
cial and will not get you out
to enjoy nature. So before we
get to that stage, bring
nature into your home.
Attach flower boxes outside
your windows so that you
can enjoy the flowers from
both inside and out, as well
as their fragrance when you
open the windows.
Parents, have you thought
about 'spring cleaning' your
kids? No, don't put them out,
but get them hyped now for
summer camp or other activ-
ities where they can have
their own sense of renewal.
Whether it's a day camp,
overnight or sleep-away; this
is not only an opportunity to
give them breathing space
away from you, but to also
treat yourself to a break.
You could also inspire their
social consciousness by
working with them to select a
non-profit camp for children
with special needs (i.e. foster
children, kids with debilitat-
ing illnesses) and have them
contribute a portion of their
allowance to help others have
a wonderful summer experi-


ence.
You can also 'spring clean'
your "I would do it, but I
don't have time" wish list.
Purge that list by doing what-
ever it is that you keep put-
ting mff: fini'sing scho6 ,'tak- L
ing a trip or learning some-
thing new. There is no renew-
al like the spiritual lift one
gets from doing those things
that enhance your life.
Either way, there isn't a
one-size-fits-all way for
everyone to renew themselves
through 'spring cleaning.'
But there is a way that fits
you-find it by dusting off
the cobwebs of your daily
routine and really looking at
what will rejuvenate you.. .
then after you've identified
what that 'thing' is, to quote
a famous slogan: "Just do it."
Think about it. See you next
week. Audrey Adams, former
director of corporate public
relations and fashion mer-
chandising for ESSENCE
continues to motivate and
inspire women through her
syndicated columns and
motivational speaking
engagements.
E-mail your fashion, beauty
and lifestyle questions or
comments to her at
Audrey@theadamsreport. com


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Is running away your only option?


When your home isn 't a home anymore


By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

In a society where teens are
experimenting with drugs, alco-
hol and sex, it's no surprise
that running away has become
a new trend. Today teens are
leaving home for a wide variety
of reasons, including trouble in
school, arguments with their
family and problems that arise
due to their sexual orientation.
When a teen feels they can't
find an answer to their daily
problems, they feel running
away is their only chance to
survive and be free of those
troubling issues. The first step
may be deciding to run away to
a friend's house. This in turn
can begin the cycle of running
when situations don't go one's
way.
However, it is a known fact
that teens are no safer on the
streets. From the mid-1970s to
the present, life on the streets
has become more dangerous
due to increasing drug use,
sexual predators and gangs.
The dangers faced are often
more frightening than anything
they would face at home.
Unfortunately, most teens
believe that by sticking to the
streets, they have at least some
control over their lives for the
first time.
Did you know that the major-
ity of runaway teens will return
home within a few days after
spending time in runaway shel-
ters or on the street. Some
teens will not return home at
all, but live in transitory hous-
ing, such as friends' apart-
ments, shelters, cheap hotels,
abandoned buildings ("squats")
or underneath high bridges.
Most runaway teens can be
spotted hanging out at fast food
restaurants, shopping malls
and video arcades.
According to the National
Runaway Switchboard; every
day, between 1.3 and 2.8 mil-
lion runaway and homeless


youth live on the streets of
America. One out of every
seven children will runaway
before the age of 18. 75 percent


Is it me or is unfair that seniors who miss numerous
days of school should still be allowed to graduate?
Everyday more students are skipping school or not
showing up at all. Yet still they are able to walk down the
graduation aisle and receive a diploma, while the rest of
the students, who attend school daily and do twice the
work required to graduate, are put into the same catego-
ry as the skippers.

It really is unfair that they get away with this absentee
behavior and will probably continue to do it later on in
their jobs in the future. There really shouldn't be a prob-
lem with waking up every morning and spending a few
hours in school; especially when you know it will benefit
you later in life.

I see my friends, who have great attendance, struggling
to make the required grades and truly feel for them
because we see all of the empty chairs in our classrooms
of our fellow classmates, who are sure to graduate along-
side us. When will this unfairness end and the school
system find solutions to prevent rewarding absentee stu-
dents.





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ALL ASPIRING TEENAGE JOURNALISTS:
Have you ever wished to have your writing published or get
your very own byline. Well here is your chance to have your very
own news articles published in The Miami Times. Please email me
your writings at jazz4advice@yahoo.com or address them to me
at:
Jasmine Williams Teen Scene Editor
900 N.W. 54th Street Miami, Florida 33127


of runaways who remain at
large for two or more weeks will
become involved in theft, drugs
or pornography, while one out


of every three teens on the
street will be lured into prosti-
tution within 48 hours of leav-
ing home. Gay or bisexual
youth are even more likely to be
involved in prostitution.
Other risks that runaways
face are malnutrition; psycho-
logical disorders; HIV infection
and other sexually transmitted
diseases; unwanted pregnan-
cies; drug and alcohol abuse;
robbery; and sexual and physi-
cal assault. The previously
mentioned have all been found
in high proportions among
young runaways. Major depres-
sion, conduct disorder and
post-traumatic stress also tend
to be higher among runaway
youths.
Teen are motivated by vari-
ous reasons to runaway. They
include: avoiding an emotional
experience or consequence
that they are expecting in a
future encounter or situation;
escaping a recurrent unpleas-
ant, painful or difficult experi-
ence in their lives; avoiding the
loss of activities, relationships
or friendships that are consid-
ered important or worthwhile;
being with other people who
are supportive, encouraging
and active; being with others or
in places that are distractions
from other problems in their
lives; and changing or stopping
things they are either doing or
about to do.
There are certain signs that
may indicate if you are a
potential runaway. Here's what
to look for:
Your attempts to communi-
cate result in arguments,
raised voices, interruptions,
name calling, hurt feelings and
failure to reach an acceptable
agreement.
You have a network of
friends who are largely unsu-
pervised, oppositional, defiant,
and involved with drugs and
other antisocial behaviors.
You are suffering from an
increasing pattern of impul-
sive, irrational and emotionally
abusive behavior by your par-
ent(s).


Amazing Profiles

Nicholaus Nelson- Goedert, age 17, 12th grader, North
Miami Beach Senior High School


Bio: "If I had to describe
myself I would choose the
adjectives happy, funny,
smart and very determined"
says Nicholaus Goedert, 17,
who currently majors in
Biomedical and
Environmental Advancement
Magnet (BEAM) at his school.
He is the school's salutatori-
an with his GPA of 5.682 and
currently interns in the office
of Congressman Kendrick
Meek. He was recently select-
ed as the top winner in the
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of
Florida Orange Bowl
Foundation Thurgood
Marshall Scholarship essay
contest. His numerous
awards include: 1st High


School Drum Major for Peace
2006; Community Leadership
Award; National Forensic
League 2006; 2nd Place
Original Essay NAACP ACT-
SO 2006; 1st High School
Young Pillars Award Recipient
Miami Dade County 2005;
and the Black Advisory
Committee's Community
Service Award. He will attend
Georgetown University after
graduating from high school
to set in motion his plans of
getting involved in the gov-
ernment. Nicholaus tries to
live by a quote he heard from
his biology teacher "Know
something about everything
and everything about some-
thing."


If you
running
National


have thought about
away, please call
Runaway


Switchboard at 1-800-621-
4000, before making any dras-
tic decisions.


Are you sinking deeper into an ocean full of turmoil? Are you
swimming toward an unknown location? Are you fishing for
answers with unknown solutions? Are you floating towards obliv-
ion? Well I'm here to keep you afloat With my honest and trust-
worthy advice you'll be able to get a grasp on any troubling situa-
tion sailing towards you. So e-mail me atjazz4advice@yahoo.com
with any unanswered questions, pressing concerns and important
information you wish to share with me.


Jazz,
My friend and her boyfriend have been
on and off for the past few months and it
seems like she's the one who keeps run-
ning back to him while he.doesn't care. I
keep telling her to move on and that she
can do better but she refuses to listen to
me and everyone else. What do you do
when you see one of your best friends
constantly chasing after a guy who clear-
ly shows that he doesn't love her any
more?
Helplessly Stuck

Helplessly Stuck,
Unfortunately even though you may be


against this relationship, it's not your
choice whether or not she should go
back to him. When a person falls in love
with someone, they want to be with the
other person no matter what the conse-
quences are. Your friend probably does-
n't know how special she is and she
doesn't know how to let go of their rela-
tionship. Maybe you should take her out
and introduce her to other boys who will
appreciate her. Tell her what you like
about her and encourage her to start
putting herself first. Hopefully your
friend will come around to the person
she was before she started chasing her
boyfriend.


Do you ever wonder if your voice is being heard or are
tired of being looked over because you're still a child? Do
you ever feel that adults don't have all the answers. Well it's
time to let your opinion be known. Just email me what you
think about these subjects at jazz4advice@yahoo.com.


fcame t/i teen jeniation


has very famous twin sisters who are talented actresses, so he decided to follow
in their footsteps. You may remember him from the hit Disney show Smart Guy which aired in
the late 90's or you may recognize his voice on another Disney series Kim Possible. He is the
voice of the animated character Wade Load. He is now attending Pepperdine University in
Malibu, California. He is a great entertainer as he has danced in videos for Mariah Carey,
Michael Jackson and Prince and been on two Academy Award shows. He is also a talented
singer whose voice can be heard on the That'sSo Raven sound track.

Last Week's Teen Sensation AnswersJennifer Freeman


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Business_ J)lacK
SPONSORED BY
THE BEACON COUNCIL
Miami-Dade County's Official Economic Development Partnership


Full Name of Business
Southeastern Roofing &
Painting
Commercial &
Residential
305-694-9405 or 786-
326-0482

Year Established
1990

Owner
Jimmie L. Johnson

Number of full-time or
part-time employees
Three full-time employ-
ees

Products/Services
I renovate houses, I do
roofing work and we
paint. Put it this way, I do
any type of work from
roofing to windows to
floors. It really doesn't
matter.

Future Goals
I plan for my son to take
over the business in the
next one or two years
because I am going on
'tour with the book I'm
writing now. I don't want
the focus on me because
I want to shift my atten-
tion more towards the
youth. What we do today
paves the way for the
next generation. Young,
Black, strong men are
our future but the prob-
lem is most of them are
incarcerated. I plan on
hiring two more young
men as well. I have a son.
I have a lot that want to
say but as far as with the
future of the business, I
am going to turn all of
the responsibilities over
to my son.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
grown?
I used to own a couple of
pieces of property. I used
to always ask the tenants
if they wanted me to
come and fix things
around the house. There
were many things broken
that needed to be fixed. I
didn't get the greatest
feedback so I started my
own business. Life is like
a baby. It takes a process
for everything in life. You
don't develop muscle
without lifting weights.
Over the years I've
learned if you do good
work, people will use
your services and refer
you to someone else.
Today, I own two trucks
and we have plenty of
work on our hands. Some
of that work needs to be
done now.

What were some of the
obstacles you faced and
how did you overcome
them?
Some of the obstacles I
faced were having the


Jimmie L. Johnson


cash flow to open the
business, staying focused
and having concrete
goals. One of the main
problems I faced was not
getting referred to other
clients because many
times Black people would
rather hire a cuban to do
the job than their own
kind. Luckily, I always
worked two jobs during
the times I was starting
my business so I always
had the money to pay my
bills. As I said before,
everything in life takes
time to grow. Over a peri-
od of time the business
has increased because I
do good work and I
received many referrals.

How have your past
experiences helped meet
the needs of your
clients?
In the profession I'm in
you have to learn how to
deal with people every-
day. My past experiences
have shown me that if
you do good work and
treat people right then
your business will suc-
ceed. I love to hire young
Black men to work with
me because I learned
they are the future and
need to be taught. Many
older men that are in
their fifties don't reach
out to the young Black
men. Seventy-five per-
cent of our young men
are in jail because they
don't have a solid foun-
dation or someone to
learn from. I can relate
that to my experiences
because people tend not
to trust Black people and
I feel I'm no Jesus Christ
but I have enough experi-
ence to teach our youth.
The young men in my
business are the ones
that communicate with
the customers.

Where did you get the
name of your business
and does it have any sig-
nificant meaning?
I worked for Eastern
Airlines for nineteen
years and I live in the
South. That's how I got
the name Southeastern
Roofing & Painting.


National forum recognizes Miami lawyer


T. Omar Malone was named
to the prestigious Million
Dollar Advocates Forum.
Malone, who specializes in
personal injury and malprac-
tice, represents seriously
injured people in their pur-
suit of justice and compensa-
tion against insurance com-
panies, corporations, physi-
cians, nursing homes and
others.
"It is certainly an honor to
be recognized for my efforts
on behalf of my clients," said
Malone, 42, a lawyer with
Freidin Dobrinsky in Miami.
Malone is a graduate of
Texas Southern University


Law School. After law school,
he clerked for the Honorable
Kenneth M. Hoyt, a United
States District judge in the
Southern District of Texas.
Later, he worked at the Wall
Street firm of Skadden, Arps
before relocating to Miami. In
1995, he became Assistant
Federal Public Defender and
was later promoted to
Supervisory Federal Public
Defender. In 2004, he joined
Freidin Dobrinsky.
Malone is very active in the
South Florida community as a
member of the numerous com-
munity boards, including the
Children's Home Society,


miami Bridge youth and Family
Services, Metro Miami Action
Plan Trust and 100 Black Men
of South Florida, Inc.
Established in 1993, The
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
(www.MillionDollarAdvocates.c
om) recognizes trial lawyers
who have successfully won
judgments in all types of litiga-
tion, including personal injury,
products liability, malpractice,
construction, environmental,
insurance and class action.
Freidin Dobrinsky (www.frei-
dindobrinsky.com) is a Miami
law firm specializing in mal-
practice and personal injury
cases.


Audrey Peterman joins Marshall Foundation Board


WEST PALM BEACH -
Audrey Peterman, who has long
worked to expand access to
public lands for Blacks, recent-
ly joined the board of directors
of the Arthur R. Marshall
Foundation.
The West Palm Beach-based
Foundation is dedicated to the
restoration of the Florida
Everglades through environ-
mental education and commu-


nity outreach. Peterman, who
lived in Fort Lauderdale for 17
years before moving to Atlanta,
decided to work with the non-
profit Marshall Foundation
because she said its mission
was in line with that of her own
organization, Earthwise
Productions.
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the philanthropic arm of the
Orange Bowl Committee, has
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managing director. The appoint-
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ROULHAC reach and fundraising with a science from the University of Co-Chairman of Im
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years as Vice President and
Director of Community
Development at Wachovia
National Bank, N.A. in Miami-
Dade and Monroe Counties,
where he administered the
bank's Community
Reinvestment, Corporate
Contributions, Employee
Involvement and Education
First programs
"I am delighted and honored
to join the Orange Bowl
Foundation as Managing
Director," Roulhac said. "I
look forward to working with
the board to raise the founda-
tion's profile in South Florida
in the areas of marketing, out-


and sports programs."
With a strong background
in community activism,
Roulhac will head a historic
foundation whose mission is
to organize, sponsor, produce,
promote and participate in
athletic contests, educational
opportunities, clinics, exposi-
tions and other similar pro-
grams and projects that bene-
fit South Florida youth and
raise and receive funds from
sponsors and the general
public that help underwrite
these benefits.
Roulhac obtained a bache-
lor's degree in political science
from Fisk University and a
master's degree in political


passes service with the U.S.
Atomic Energy Commission,
U.S. Treasury Department,
Ryder Systems, Inc.,
President of the Private
Industry Council of Dade
County and Vice President of
Equal Opportunity and
Human Resources Policy at
Southeast Bank.
Roulhac has been active in
numerous volunteer affilia-
tions, including Chairman of
.the Greater Miami Chamber
of Commerce, 2003-2004;
Miami Dade Task Force on
Urban Economic
Revitalization Chairman;
Human Services Coalition
Advisory Board Chairman;


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Governors; Miami Dade
College and Miami Dade
College Foundation Board of
Trustees; and Immediate Past
President of Teach For
America.
The Orange Bowl
Committee utilized the servic-
es of Performance Executive
Search to recruit Roulhac.
For more than 72 years, the
Orange Bowl has established
a legacy of providing aid to
youth as evidenced by the
scholar-athlete grants given
each year to high school sen-
iors and its ongoing support of
the Orange Bowl Youth
Football League (OBYFL).


JAMES A. CUUMMINGS
General Contractors
3575 Northwest 53rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Phone: (954) 733-4211 Broward
(305) 945-8146 Dade
Fax: (954) 485-9688


James A. Cummings, Inc., Construction Manager at Risk, will be accepting
SEALED BIDS for the Guaranteed Maximum Price Estimate for Middle
School PP-1 and Middle School UU-1 for Miami Dade County Public
Schools on April 26, 2006 at 12:00 p.m. A pre-bid meeting will be held at our
office for all bidders on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. James A.
Cummings, Inc. is actively seeking MDCPS certified minority subcontrac-
tors and suppliers. The work includes all trades for CSI Divisions 2 thru 16.
All subcontractors and suppliers must be pre-qualified by Cummings. Pre-
qualification Statements are available from Cummings. Bid documents are
available through Cummings, Dodge and Reed Construction Data. For
more information please call Patrick Murrin @ James A. Cummings, Inc. @
3575 NW 53rd Street; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309; (954) 733-4211 or ,
Fax: (954) 485-9688.


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Sealed bids for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for the following
projects will be received in the Office of the Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, Room 17-202, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street,
Miami, up to 2:00 p.m., Local Time, May 3 2006. Bidders satisfying all
:regL;qiiigents staediini this-Contriact shall be notified to participate in the Bid
Opening activities on May :.1206 at Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st
Street, 18th Floor, Where it will be publicly opened and read aloud by the
Clerk.

PROJECT NAME: The Belen Pump Station Drainage Improvement Project
SW/NW 118th Avenue to SW/NW 122nd Avenue and from NW 6th Street to
SW 7th Street

PROJECT NUMBER: 1-70102 GOB; Contract Number 2005GOB1001

LOCATION: SW/NW 118th Avenue to SW/NW 122nd Avenue and from NW
6th Street to SW 7th Street.

DESCRIPTION: Work included in this contract consists of furnishing all
supervision, labor, materials, equipment, tools and performing all operations
necessary for the construction and installation of two (2) complete pump sta-
tions including all electrical, plumbing and architectural components. Provide
and install five pumps (in total), with two back-up diesel generators (one in
each pump station), all associated drainage structures, including but not limit-
ed to pipe culverts, exfiltration drains, miscellaneous drainage improvements,
grading, sodding, and miscellaneous roadway restoration items related to
drainage work, as required by the terms and conditions of the specifications
contained in the document.

To answer any questions regarding this project, a Pre-Bid meeting will be
held on April 19, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at the Thomas Center Building, First Floor
Conference Room, 172-A West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130.
Specifications and Contract Documents will be open to public inspection and
may be obtained from the Contracts and Specifications Group, Division of
Recovery and Mitigation (DORM), at 172-A West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida
33130, March 28. 2006, upon submitting a nonrefundable charge of $50.00
in check or money order (No cash will be accepted) payable to the Board of
County Commis sioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida for each set of
documents.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CONTRACTOR'S CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED
IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: General Building, General
Engineering, or other certified categories as applicable to Chapter 10 of the
Code of Metropolitan Dade County, or State of Florida General Contractor's
License. Additionally, the Contractor shall provide verifiable proof of having
successfully completed one storm drain pump installations within the last five
(5) years of similar characteristics of this project.

In accordance with Dade County Ordinance No.'s 97-52, 97-158, and
A.O.3-22, a CSBE subcontractor goal of 15% has been established for
this project. Compliance with these Ordinances is required for all con-
tractors submitting a bid for this project. See "Participation Provisions"
which are bound herein and are made part of the Specifications and
Contract Documents. Because this project is not located within a
Designated Target Area (DTA), community Workforce Program (CWP)
goals do not apply.

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

All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope or container bearing on the


outside the name of the Bidder, his address, the number of the project for
which the bid is submitted, and the date of opening. Bids will be opened
promptly at the submittal deadline. Bids received after the first bid envelope
or container has been opened will not be opened or considered.

Purs ty'it Sdction 2-11.1(t) of the MiamiDade County Code, as amended,
a "Coie'of Silence" is imposed upon each RFP, RFQ or bid after its dVelrtise-
ment and terminating at the'time the County Manager issues a written recom-
mendation to the Board on County Commissioners. The Cone of Silence
prohibits any communication regarding RFPs, RFQ,s or bids between,
among others:

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

The provisions do not apply to, among other communications:

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

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

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

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

GEORGE M. BURGESS, COUNTY MANAGER
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK
KAY SULLIVAN, DEPUTY CLERK

Both envelopes must be submitted on this date.


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Business Rentals
COMMERCIAL
RENTAL PROPERTY
.4801 NW 27th Avenue
Freestanding store available,
completely renovated. Air
conditioned. Roll-down
security doors. Outside
lighting. $700 per month.
$700 security deposit.
Call 305-638-3699

N6w barber shops, ten chairs
for rent. 305-331-2952.
Furnished Rooms
15341 NW 31st Avenue
Large room for rent with own
bath and private entrance.
Call 305-687-8187
8275 N. W. 18 Avenue
References 305-754-7776
NORTH MIAMI AREA
Furnished room with TV., ca-
ble, central air. Utilities in-
cluded. Quiet neighborhood.
786-262-5329
North Miami Beach
Furnished room with private
entrance. Close to 163rd
Street Mall.
Call 305-956-9184
NOW IS THE TIME
Clean, decent, Northwest
area, $450 to $475 a room,
$900 security. Call Rock 786-
357-8617
OPA-LOCKA AREA
Cooking privileges! Room is
finished! Call 305-681-8326

Efficies
999 NW 80 St
Efficiency for rent $450 per
month, $900 to move in.
Please Call 786-299-2360
Apartments

i 1231 N.W. 58th Terrace
One bdrm, one bath, $525.
Two bdrms one bath,
$695, Stove, refrigerator,
and air.
S 305-642-7080

I 366 N.E. 159th Street
Four bedrooms, three baths,
Section 8, $1550 monthly.
Call 305-754-5100
50TH STREET HEIGHTS
Talking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, security, bars,
iion gate doors, one and two
bedrooms, from $410-$485
onthly!
2651 NW 50th Street.
Call 305-638-3699
5633 NW 6th Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$600 monthly, 786-286-5945.
S6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms one bath,
$510-520 pers'month, one
bedrooms, $410 per month,
security bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699
S7146 N.W. 14th Place
Ten beautiful, remodeled one
bedroom for rent. Brand new
kitchen, bathroom central
air and heat with applian-
,es and water included.
$575 monthly.
Call 305-512-1201
golden Quest R.E. Brokers
ALBERTA HEIGHTS APTS
One and two bedrooms.,
fiom $426-$495 monthly.
Free water, security bars and
iron gate doors. Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699

ARENA GARDEN
FREE BASIC CABLE. Re-
modeled effciency, two and
three bedrooms, air, ceiling
fan, appliances, laundry, and
date.
1:00 NW 11th St. Mgr. #106
305-374-4412

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

Eighth Street
S Apartments
MOVE IN SPECIAL
Efficiency, one bath, $365;
;One bdrm, one bath $450
iStove, 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
ORCHARD VILLA APTS.
1255 NW 58 Street
1256 NW 58 Terrace


Free water, gas, security
bars
and iron gate doors, $410
rJonthly. Two bedrooms,
$450 monthly. Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699


Apartments

Ninth Street Apartments
MOVE IN SPECIAL
One bedroom, one bath,
$450, 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,
$410 monthly. Two
bedrooms, $450 monthly.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699

Duplex
10 N.W. 60 TERRACE
Three bedrooms one bath,
central air, tile throughout.
Section 8 welcome. $1000
monthly. Call 954-609-5043
1184 N.W. 30th Street
One bedroom.
Call 305-754-7776.
1251 N.E. 150th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
family room, laundry room,
nice apartment, 305-654-
9839 or 305-244-0548.
1446 N.W. 39 Street
One bedroom, one bath, new
paint in and out, new
carpets, new air conditioner.
$695 monthly.
NDI Realtors 305-655-1700.
8180 NW 23rd Avenue
Brand new four bedrooms,
two baths, central air,
Section 8 welcome.
786-306-2946
90 Street and 27Avenue
Unfurnished two bedrooms
with air and utilities. For two
people only. Call 305-693-
9486.
ALLAPATTAH AREA
Two bedrooms, one bath,
first last, security. Section 8
preferred.
Call 305-244-6845
NW SECTION
Two bedrooms, one bath,
lease references, fenced se-
cured yard. $600 per month,
first and last. $250 security.
Call 305-758-5870
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.


12105 NE 6 Ave #402
Two bedrooms, two baths,
two balconies, $1200 month-
ly. Section 8 welcome. Appli-
ances and central air includ-
ed. No more than three occu-
pants.Call 305-479-4042.
191st Street NW 35th Ave
Four bedrooms, Section 8
welcome. Call 305-754-7776.
OVERTOWN AREA
Two-Two bedrooms, one
bath, tiled, carpet, central air,
and appliances. Section 8
preferred. Call Panitra at:
305-986-2755


12675 S.W. 190 TERRACE
Five bedrooms, two baths.
Section 8 welcome $1700
monthly. Call 786-382-4077
16925 N.W. 25th Court
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, family room.
Ready May 1, $1,400,
$4,200 move in, No Section
8
Terry Dellerson
305-891-6776
3440 N.W. 183rd Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
air, bars, tile, fenced, $1,300,
$3,900 move in. Ready May
1, No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson
305-891-6776
4727 N.W. 6th Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Rent to own. Hardwood
floors, central air, beautiful
area. Section 8 accepted.
Call 786-344-3278
5500 N.W. 4th Avenue
Four bedrooms, two bath
with large yard. Section 8
okay. Call John at
786-355-2794 after 3 p.m.

6600 N.W. 8th Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths,
air, appliances, big yard.
$1400. Call 786-444-6366.
790 N.W. 100th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
huge yard, central air, water
included, $900 a month, call
954-707-7816.
97 N.W. 69 STREET
Spacious three bedroom two
bath. 1300 monthly. Please
call 786-587-9735.
CAROL CITY AREA
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1300 monthly.
4915 N.W. 182nd Street
Call 305-725-0668 or
813-671-6633


NEVER RENT AGAIN
Buy a five bedrooms, two
baths, $33,5001
Foreclosures!
For listings 800-749-8168
xD041.


STOP!!!!
Behind in your rent 24 hour
notice? Behind in your
mortgage? Call Kathy:
786-326-7916
Tri-level corner house for
large family, with garage
Call Norma 305-654-2460
Renth Oi o
564 N.W. 45th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Rent to own. Beautiful home
in great area. Section 8 ac-
cepted. Call 786-344-3278.




$ CASH $
for REAL ESTATE
or Vacant Lots in 24 hours
Call Dave 305-301-2112

Attention renters, Stop rent-
ing, lease option program
available 786-357-8303
HOME BUYERS AND
EXISTING HOME OWNERS

No income, no credit check.
Get cash back. Stop evic-
tions, and 24 hour notice.
Mrs.Harris 305-305-7335
LOTS FOR SALE
Starting at $7,000. Contact
Chris: 305-219-0260.




Condos/To useS
NORTH MIAMI BEACH
Two bedrooms, two baths
condo, third floor, large
rooms in gated community.
Please call Paulette Cham-
bers at Century 21 Flamingo,
305-934-1837.


1446 N.W. 39 Street
One bedroom, one bath on
each side. New roof, new
paint in and out (you pick col-
or). New front windows. Try
$1900 down and $975
monthly (good credit re-
quired). $195K. NDI Realtors
305-655-1700.
5633 NW 6th Avenue
Huge, seven bedrooms,
three
and half bath. Financing
available. Owner pays
closing
costs.$297K, 786-286-5945.
MIAMI AREA
HANDYMAN SPECIAL.'.-
Two bedrooms, one bath and
one bedroom, one bath du-
plex, $5K repair, asking
$145K was $168K or $22K
and quit claim deed.
Call 786-506-0422

Houses
11351 NW 22 Ave.
Three bedrooms, two bath
with family room, central air,
Everything brand new!
Ceramic tile and carpet.
ALL APPLIANCES
Closing cost assistance
Asking $350,000.
Call 786-285-8872
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
2134 N.W. 80th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
with family room, central air,
Everything brand new.
Ceramic tile and carpet.
ALL APPLIANCES
Asking $195,000.
Call Monique Morgan Realty
Closing cost assistance
786-285-8872
2144 N.W. 80th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with family room carport,
central air, Everything brand
new. Ceramic tile and carpet.
ALL APPLIANCES
Asking $165,000.
Closing cost assistance
Call 786-285-8872
2361 E GOLF DRIVE
Three bedrooms, one bath
with family room, central air,
Everything brand new!
Ceramic tile and carpet.
ALL APPLIANCES
Asking $200,000.
Closing cost assistance
Call 786-285-8872
3149 NW 168 Terr.
Beautiful three bedrooms,
two bathrooms new
construction. Spacious family
room and large yard. Big,
kitchen all new appliances,
all tile. Near schools and
transportation.
Under 300 thousand
Call Now 305-321-5936
3279 N.W. 51st Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air. Super quiet area.
New exterior paint (you pick
color). Try $1900 down and
$895 monthly (good credit
re-


quired). $189K. NDI Realtors
305-655-1700.
FORECLOSURES!
Five bedrooms. Must Sell!
Only $33,5001
800-749-8168 xD040


5701 NW 5 Ave.
Three big bedrooms an
bathrooms, Florida R
$225,000
Brown Realty Inv. Co
305-685-6275

FREE
LIST/FORECLOSUR
Below market values
Hundreds to choose
Low down payments
Easy to qualify. Call no
Larry Albert 305-255-9
HUD HOMES!
Five bedrooms,
$33,500. For listings:
800-749-8168 xD04
MIRAMAR AREA
Near University
Three bedrooms, two
with family room, centr
and big yard. $299
Please call Paulette C
bers at Century 21 Flarr
305-934-1837.
ILots
MIDDLE GEORGIA LA
One to ten acre lots
beautiful wooded vi
great
investment, starting at $
per acre. 706-833-0204



AVOID FORECLOSU
Save Your Home
786-488-8617
DON'T LOSE YOUR H(
We can stop foreclosu
don't wait call toda'
786-315-0472
MONEY NEEDED?
1st, 2nd, Refin
Business Loans, all t
Fast closings. Can we
you? Call
786-208-5952



Are you the next MILL
AIRE? 10 million peopl
become Millionaires ove
next 10 years Will yo
one of them? To learn
go
www.explorefreedom.co
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RAPID REFUND
Electronic Filing
Home Service Availal
Call Mrs.T 305-836-98
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WE BUY HOUSES
Any area, any condition
price, fast cash.'
Call 786-285-8872



ALL APPLIANCES
$99 We repair also. 21!
22 Avenue 305-644-033



Chevy's from $500
Police Impounds. For lis
800-749-8167 xK020


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Truck Mechanics


Butler Fleet Services has openings for
experienced mechanics at the
Hialeah Fleet Shop. PM and demand
repairs for Light/Medium Duty Trucks.
Also openings for experienced heavy
truck mechanics with diesel
experience. Steady workload with
benefits. MVR, background check and
drug test required. Contact Misty:
mgreen@butler.com or 800-916-
9664.
EOE/M/F/V/D



SALES
Help Wanted
Experienced Advertising salesperson in print, auto, or
radio.
Salary plus commission.
Limitless Opprotunity!
Fax resume to:
Sales 305-758-3617


HONDA CIVIC 1994 $500!
d two Looks good! MUST SELL!
loom. For listings 800-749-8167
xK035
rp HONDA'S from $500!
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167 xK023
IE

.
ow! $ Earn Extra Money $
040 Over $1500
Do you know someone
Only who wants to buy, sell, refi-
nanced their home?
6 We guarantee earnings!
Call 786-315-0472

baths Advertising Sales
al air Representatives
),900.
.ham- Experienced, ambitious,
ningo, go-getters! Better than
average oral and writing
skills. Sales experience a
plus. Starting salary plus
commission.
AND Unlimited Sales Potentiall
with Fax resume to:
'iews, Lj)r flUtinii Cillite
,4995 305-694-6211
Attention: Ms. Franklin

Booth rental available for
nail technician, braider,
RE hair stylist.
305-758-7166.

OME! CNA HHA to care for chal-
res, lenged girls. Aventura area
Y! 305-493-2251

Edward Paint-Body and
ance, Repair Shop seeks a
ypes. painter-prep, custom paint
help and collision person ex-
perienced in framework.
Call 305-759-2890

Experienced Secretary
Must have transportation.
LION- Call 305-751-3381
e will
r the FULL TIME GENERAL
bmore LABOR 786-326-0482 or.
mto 305-694-9405
)m/pa
Help wanted Canal Clean-
ing/Landscaping.
Call 305-533-1290

ble LIQUOR STORE
844 Stockman, evenings, part-
;om time, honest, references,
car. Apply: 800 NW 183St.

, any NIGHT DRIVERSNEEDED
Society cabs needs drivers.
Regular license required.
;: Call Lionel 305-321-5177.

Receptionist
SALE needed for busy office.
5 NW Must have excellent verbal
33. skills, a friendly demeanor,
and the ability to multi-
task. Boring and frigid
personalities need not
apply! Fax resume to
If TO) :Pinmi Tailll;
sti 305-758-3617
stings or email kfranklin@
miamitimesonline.com


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.
7615 NW 7th Ave. Miami
305-757-8705
and
517 Pembroke Road, Hollywood
954-496-6640
Two free questions by phone/Licensed Spiritualist


Birth Control Methods

(Depo Provera, Pills, Patches, IDU)

SSTD testing Pap Smears


180 NW 183 St. #117

Miami, FL 33169

305-999-9093




ABORTIONS
Up to 10 weeks completely asleep $180'"

Sonogram and office visit after 14 days
included.

A GYN DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
267 E. 49 St., Hialeah, FL.
l^ t (same as 103) SI.)
n 305-824-8816


3671 W. 16 ^"., Hialeah, FL.
305-362-4611


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

Wash/dry/iron. Part-time
position available immedi-
ately in my home. Must be
an excellent ironer. Tues-
day, and Thursday 4 p.m.
to 8 p.m. $9 hourly. N. Mi-
ami area. Call, 305-892-
2082 and leave a message.



AAA HOME INCOME
23 people needed NOW.
Earn PT/FT income. Apply
online to get started:
www.wahusa.com

BUY 10 WEALTH UNITS get
$46,000 plus in less than a
year. Call Charles for details,
786-356-5011
www.suprecious.com/life2en-
hance for free cell phone.
www.bwanetwork.com/life2en
hance about free electricity.
iwarp


GRAND OPENING
Best I am Day Care Ministry,
Inc., 24 hours special prices
for infants, through, ages 1
and 6. Offering free pampers
for infants and toddlers.
Call Mrs. Brantley at:
786-222-3144


CHURCH AVAILABLE
With air and kitchen. Seats
75. Call 305-687-1218


Big Yard Sale
Join us at 723 NW 73 Street.
Saturday, April 8th, all day.
USED CERAMIC MOLDS
for sale. Contact Mary 305-
333-4958.



TGSV Enterpries; Inc. is
currently bidding for the
Miami Dade Aviation
department the following
project:
The MIA Warehouse
Addition to Commission-
ary Building, Bldg. 3074
Manadatory Pre-Bid Con-
ference April 19, 2006
at 10:00 a.m. The bid
opening date is May 10,
2006 at 2:00 p.m. For
additional information,
please call Ginny Mirabel
305-876-8444.


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SAN AUGUSTIN VILLAS
A SUBSIDIZED HOUSING
FOR THE ELDERLY

Application now are being accepted for
the very low income elderly, 62 years and
over, or handicapped, on a "first come,
first serve" basis, to be placed on the
waiting list. Applicants must appear in
person, between the hours of 9:00 AM
and 4:00 PM, at 1919 N.W. 15 Avenue,
Miami, Fl. 33189.


CNC Management, Inc.
305-642-3634/TDD 305-643-2079
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY


COLLECTION


EVICTION

W. Mickens 305-956-7997

Queen Essence
Oils and Fragances


Jackie Mickens 786-234-0132


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DiVosta Homes presents

Mallory Creek at Abacoa.
Brand new DiVosta Homes in prime Jupiter location.


Call 56-1.625.6969
for information.
DiVOSTA
H 0 MES Participating brokers must
accompany on first visit
@ THE PULTE HOMES FAMILY:

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Smart Fashion Salon
Booths for rent. Special
discount for the first six
months. 5603 NW 7th Avenue
Ask for Lucy
305-757-9710



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


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



Southeastern Roofing
& Painting
General Home Repairs.
Repair Any Roofs. Financing
305-694-9405 or
786-326-0482
06122


Foreclosure Experts
Refinance Pay Off Bills
Save Your Home *
Get Cash Out
Call Steven
305-636-0990



King Personal
Shoppers
We Do Your grocery and
Personal Shopping. Senior
Discount (Lic./Ins.)
305-829-1652
786-274-3738
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Americans with information
and access to national parks
and public lands. The
Marshall Foundation is aim-
ing to bring an urban popu-
lation to the Everglades so
that they can help restore it.
This is extremely important
work that helps break many


barriers," she said.
Peterman's husband,
Frank, is a regional director
with the Wilderness Society.
The two became concerned
about the lack of Blacks vis-
iting national parks and
public lands when a 1995
trip around the country
revealed few people of color
in such famous outdoor
spots as Yellowstone


National Park and the
Grand Canyon.
Upon returning from the
trip, the Petermans founded
Earthwise Productions and
started publishing Pick Up &
Go, an environmental
newsletter that includes
reports of Audrey's field trips
to parks and recreational
areas with Black groups.
"When my husband and I


saw places like Yellowstone
and the Everglades, we fell
passionately in love with the
diversity of the Earth. I
believe it is important to
share that experience with
people who pay taxes to sup-
port these places but don't
realize the wonderful poten-
tial for fun and recreation
right outside their door," she
said.


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MIAMI-DADE EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY


MDX PROCUREMENT/CONTRACT NO.: ITB-06-06
MDX WORK PROGRAM NO.: 30013.060
MDX PROJECT/SERVICE TITLE: PRESSURE
WASHING AND APPLICATION OF CLASS V
COATING TO CONCRETE BRIDGE SURFACES

The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority ("MDX") is seeking the services of a
contractor to provide Pressure Washing and Application of Class V Coating
to Concrete Bridges Surfaces of bridges at various mile post locations with-
in the MDX System. The MDX System is comprised of State Road (SR) 112,
SR 836, SR 874, SR 878, and SR 924. MDX notifies all Bidders and indi-
viduals that it requires and encourages small, minority and women-owned
businesses to have full opportunity to submit a response to any solicitation
document issued by MDX. MDX requires satisfaction of a 15% small busi-
ness participation goal in this project. Please refer to the Small Business
Participation Policy (Available on MDX's website). For complete informa-
tion, on the scope of the project as well as bidders and submittal require-
ments, please log onto our site: www.mdxway.com or call MDX at 305-637-
3277. A Pre-Bid Conference for this project is scheduled for April 20, 2006,
at 10:30 a.m. Deadline for submitting a sealed Bid is May 9, 2006 by
2:00 p.m., EasteirnTime. ;


Si b" UUMMINGS"

sGeneral Contractors
3575 Northwest 53rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Phone: (954) 733-4211 Broward
(305) 945-8146 Dade
Fax: (954) 485-9688


James A. Cummings, Inc., Construction Manager at Risk, will be accepting
SEALED BIDS for the Guaranteed Maximum Price Estimate for Middle
School MM-1 and High School JJJ for Miami Dade County Public Schools
on May 11, 2006 at 12:00 p.m. A pre-bid meeting will be held at our office
for all bidders on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. James A.
Cummings, Inc. is actively seeking MDCPS certified minority subcontrac-
tors and suppliers. The work includes all trades for CSI Divisions 2 thru 16.
All subcontractors and suppliers must be pre-qualified by Cummings. Pre-
qualification Statements are available from Cummings. Bid documents are
available through Cummings, Dodge and Reed Construction Data. For
more information please call Patrick Murrin @ James A. Cummings, Inc. @
3575 NW 53rd Street; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309; (954) 733-4211 or
Fax: (954) 485-9688.


CITY OF MIAMI

NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING

The Miami City Commission has scheduled a Special Commission Meeting
on April 10, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American
Drive, Miami, FL, to consider the items heard at the March 27, 2006 Zoning
Board Meeting. No other business shall be conducted outside of that indi-
cated above as the purpose for which the special meeting is called.

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

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

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
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NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID
MDX PROCUREMENT/CONTRACT NO.: ITB-06-05
MDX WORK PROGRAM NO.: 30011.060
MDX PROJECT/SERVICE TITLE: MILLING &
RESURFACING ON SR 878

The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority ("MDX") is seeking the services of a
contractor to provide Milling & Resurfacing services on SR 838. The MDX
System is comprised of State Road (SR) 112, SR 836, SR 874, SR 878, and
SR 924. MDX notifies all Bidders and individuals that it requires and encour-
ages small, minority and women-owned businesses to have full opportuni-
ty to submit a response to any solicitation document issued by MDX. For
complete information, on the scope of the project as well as bidders and
submittal requirements, please log onto our site: www.mdxway.com or call
MDX at 305-637-3277. A Pre-Bid Conference for this project is scheduled
for April 27, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. Deadline for submitting a sealed Bid is
May 17, 2006 by 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time.


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Sealed bids for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for
the following projects will be received in the Office of the Clerk
of the Board of County Commissioners, Room 17-202, Stephen
P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, Miami, up to 2:00 p.m.,
Local Time, May 3. 2006. Both enevelopes must be submitted
by this date Bidders satisfying all requirements stated in this
Contract shall be notified to participate in the Bid Opening activ-
ities on May 5. 2006 at Stephan P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st
Street, 18th Floor, where it will be publicly opened and read
aloud by the Clerk.


PROJECT NAME:
Improvement Project


Allapattah Phase I Drainage


PROJECT NUMBER: 20030146

LOCATION: This project is bounded by NW 46th Street to
NW 54th Street, and from NW 19th Avenue to NW 24th
Avenue.

DESCRIPTION: The scope of work consists of furnishing all
supervision, labor, materials, equipment, tools and performing
all operations necessary for the construction and installation of
an exfiltration drain system, incidental improvements, grading,
sodding, and roadway restoration items related to drainage
work as specified in the contract.

To answer any questions regarding this project, a Pre-Bid
meeting will be held on Tuesday April 25th, 2006 at 2:00 P.M.
at the Thomas Center Building, First Floor Conference Room,
172-A West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130.
Specifications and Contract Documents will be open to public
inspection and may be obtained from the Contracts and
Specifications Group, Division of Recovery and Mitigation
(DORM), at 172-A West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130,
March 31, 2006, upon submitting a nonrefundable charge of
$50.00 in check or money order (No cash will be accepted)
payable to the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-
Dade County, Florida for each set of documents.

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

In accordance with Dade County Ordinance No.'s 97-52,
97-158, and A.O.3-22, a Community Small Business
Enterprise (CSBE) subcontractor goal of 15% has been
established for this project. Compliance with these
Ordinances is required for all contractors submitting a bid
for this project. See "Participation Provisions" which are
bound herein and are made part of the Specifications and
Contract Documents. Because this project is not located
within a Designated Target Area (DTA), community
Workforce Program (CWP) goals do not apply.

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

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


ADVERTISEMENT
FOR BIDS
I-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA

mittal deadline. Bids received after the first bid envelope or
container has been opened will not be opened or considered.

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

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

The provisions do not apply to, among other communications:

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

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

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

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

GEORGE M. BURGESS, COUNTY MANAGER
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK
KAY SULLIVAN, DEPUTY CLERK


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.aov/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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NOTICE: INVITATION FOR APPLICATIONS

Sealed bids for the Brownsville Tornado Rebuild Project will be received by
the Brownsville Affordable Housing Development Corporation (BAHDC)
until 4:00 PM local time, April 28, 2006. Any bid received after the specified
deadline will not be considered. Bids will then be publicly opened on May 2,
2006 at 4520 NW 27th Ave., Miami, Fl. 33142.
The Project consists of the design and construction of fourteen (14) scat-
tered-sites, homes as replacements for those damaged during the tornado
activity of 2004. This project in whole or part will be federally assisted
through the Miami-Dade County Office of Community and Economic
Development (OCED) and US HUD and will be subject to all applicable reg-
ulation requirements, including Federal Labor Standards Provisions and
David-Bacon wage determination.
Sets of the request for applications (RFA) and project requirements may be
obtained at the above address. A non-refundable fee of $25.00, in the form
of a check or money order made payable to the BAHDC, will be required for
each set of documents. All requests for documents must be accompanied
by Name, Address, Telephone and Fax Numbers of the applicant so each
prospective bidder can be notified of any changes or other notifications that
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NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID
MDX PROCUREMENT/CONTRACT NO.: ITB-06-03
MDX WORK PROGRAM NO.: 30015.060
MDX PROJECT/SERVICE TITLE: SR 836 STEEL
BRIDGE PAINTING (PHASE II)

The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority ("MDX") is seeking the services of a
contractor to provide Construction Services for steel bridge painting on SR
836. The MDX System is comprised of State Road (SR) 112, SR 836, SR
874, SR 878, and SR 924. MDX notifies all Bidders and individuals that it
requires and encourages small, minority and women-owned businesses to
have full opportunity to submit a response to any solicitation document
issued by MDX. For complete information, on the scope of the project as
well as bidders and submittal requirements, please log onto our site:
www.mdxwav.com or call MDX at 305-637-3277. A Pre-Bid Conference for
this project is scheduled for April 26, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. Deadline for sub-
mitting a sealed Bid is May 16, 2006 by 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time.


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CITY OF OPA-


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OPA-LOCKA SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
APRIL 25, 2006

OPA-LOCKA CITY HALL
777 Sharazad Boulevard

EARLY VOTING SCHEDULE
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
APR 13TH APR 14TH APR 15TH
7AM-.3PM 11AM-7PM 9AM-1PM
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
APR 16TI
12PM -4PM


LIST OF POLLING PLACES FOR OPA-LOCKA
APRIL 25, 2006


PCT.
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265
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313


LOCATION
EVELYN LA ROCK CONFERENCE CENTER
FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH
NATHAN B YOUNG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
OPA LOCKA SR CITIZEN' BLDG #A
CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH


ADDRESS
101 N PERVIZ AVE
680 W. SUPERIOR ST
14120 NW 24 AVE
14295 NW 21 CT
2105 ALl BABAAVE
680 W. SUPERIOR ST


NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
SPECIAL ELECTION
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENTS IN AND FOR
THE CITY OF OPA-LOCKA, FLORIDA
TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2006

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT RESOLUTION NO. 06-6850 AND 06-6853 APPROVED BY THE
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF OPA-LOCKA, FLORIDA, SETTING FORTH AND SUBMIT-
TING TO THE ELECTORATE PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENTS, AMENDING THE CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF OPA-LOCKA, FLORIDA TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION FOR MAYOR AND COM-
MISSIONERS TO BE SET AT ON THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00) PER MONTH; AMENDING
SECTION 139 OF THE CHARTER TO ELIMINATE THE PROVISION FOR RUN-OFF ELECTIONS;
CALLING AND PROVIDING FOR A REFERENDUM AT A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
APRIL 25, 2006, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING SAID CHARTER AMENDMENTS TO THE
QUALIFIED ELECTORS RESIDING IN THE CITY OF OPA-LOCKA, TO BE VOTED UPON BY THEM
THE FOLLOWING CHARTER AMENDMENTS AS SET OUT IN THE FORM OF THE BALLOT AS
LISTED BELOW:


OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOT





Charter Amendment to provide for compensation for the mayor and
commissioners
Shall Section 7 of the City of Opa-tocka Charter be amended to provide
compensation for the mayor and commissioners to be set at one thousand
dollars ($1,000-00) per month?
YES 30

NO 31


Charter Amendment to provide for elimination of requirement for
run-off elections for mayor and commissioners
Shall Section 139 of the City of Opa-locka Charter be amended to eliminate
the requirement for run-off elections for mayor and commissioners?
YES 33

NO 34


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Enmnend aa la Carte Constitucionat para establecer la remunerac}6n
del alcalde y los comislonados
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de Opa-iocka de modo que se establezca en mil d1lares ($1,000.00) men-
suales la remuneraci6n del alcalde y los comisionados?
1i 30

NO 31


Enmienda a la Carta Constitucional para establecer la eliminatl6n del
requisite de las elecclones de segunda vuelta para el alalcde y los
comisionados
.DeberA enmendarse la Secci6n 139 de ta Carta Constitucional de la
Ciudad de Opa- de O-ckde modo que se elimine el requisite de las elecciones
de segunda vuetta para el aicalde y tos comisionados?
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Notice to Qualified Contractors
Miami-Dade County is soliciting interested contractors to agree to participate and perform
in two (2) Miscellaneous Construction Contract (MCC) Bid No. CICC 7040-0107 & CICC
7360-0/08 for various Departments throughout Miami-Dade County.
PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS are open to public inspection and may be obtained from
the Office of Capital Improvement, located at 111.NW 1 Street, 21st Floor, Miami, Fl. 33128.
AVAILABLE CICC 7360-0108 REQUEST FOR PRICE QUOTATIONS (RPQ)
1) Miami Dade County, Public Works Department Contracts & Specification Division -
111 NW 1 Street, Suite 1510- Miami, FI
PWRK Contact Person/Telephone No.: Luis Perez @ 305/375-2930'
RPQ No.: 20060141 BRIDGE DECK RECONSTRUCTION AND ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT
LOCATION: SONOVOID BRIDGES NO. 874179 NW 138th' Street & Okeechobee Road -
License Requirements: General Engineering Contractor- EST. COST: $540,000 -
RPQ No.: 20060142 BRIDGE DECK RECONSTRUCTION AND ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT
LOCATION: SONOVOID BRIDGES NO, 874448 SW 107th Avenue over the C-102 Canal -
License Requirements: General Engineering Contractor- EST. COST: $600,000 -
RPQ No.: 20060143 BRIDGE DECK RECONSTRUCTION AND ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT
LOCATION: SONOVOID BRIDGES NO, 874433 SW 97th Avenue over Black Creek Canal -
License Requirements: General Engineering Contractor- EST. COST: $740,000 -
SCOPE OF WORK: Work shall include, but is not limited to, the following: furnishing all
supervision, labor, materials, equipment, tools and performing all operations necessary for the
complete repair of the bridges, exposing the concrete pre-cast deck units by milling the asphalt
deck down to concrete, repairing the key joints between pre-cast deck units, and replacing the
post tensioned tendons, in addition to the bridge repair, the work also include milling and
resurfacing of the bridge and it approaches. RPQ Bid Due Date: May 12, 2006 at 2:00 P.M.
(Non-Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting: 4/26/2006 @ 10:00 a.m. Location: 111 NW 1st Street, Suite
1510, Miami, FI)
RPQ No.: 20060144- SUNSET DRIVE TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT SW 117 Ave. to
Palmetto Expressway- License Requirements: Miami Dade County Building Contractor,
General Engineering, Paving Contractor EST. COST: $700,000 -
SCOPE OF WORK: Work shall include, but is not limited to, the following: performing all
operation necessary for the intersection improvements and scenic beautification of Sunset Drive
from the Palmetto Expressway to the Florida Turnpike additional scope includes the installation
of an electrical loop detectors, construction of two gateway signs and planting of trees. RPQ
Bid Due Date: May 3, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. (Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting: 4/19/2006 @ 10:00 a.m.
Location: 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1510, Miami, Fl)
(2) Miami Dade County, Housing Agency, Planning & Development, 1401 NW 7th Street,
Miami, FI
SECTION 3 REQUIREMENTS: This is a Section 3 covered activity. Section 3 requires that
job training and employment opportunities be directed to low- and very-low income
persons and contracting opportunities be directed to businesses that are owned by, or
that substantially employ, low- or very-low income persons. FAILURE TO PROVIDE
SECTION 3 DOCUMENTS ON OR BEFORE MDHA REQUESTED DUE DATES. MAY
RENDER BID NON-RESPONSIVE
MDHA Contact Person/Telephone No.: Pilar Ramos-Ortega @ 3051644-5221
RPQ No.: 05600 E ROBERT KING HIGH-NEW LAUNDRY ROOMS LOCATION: 1405-1407
NW 7th Street License Requirements: General Building Contractor- EST. COST: $325,000
-SCOPE OF WORK: Convert two (2) residential apartment into two (2) new laundry facilities -
scope of services includes various trade such as Civil, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical and Fire
Alarm, for a complete upgrade. RPQ Bid Due Date: May 16, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. (Non-
Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting: 4/26/2006 @ 10:00 a.m. Location: Parking Area in front of the
building.) Pick up documents at MDHA: 1401 NW 7 St. Bldg. C as of 4/17/2006.
Cone of Silence
Miami-Dade County's "Cone of Silence" Ordinance 98-106 (Section 2-11.1(t) of the Code)
approved by the Board of County Commissioners as of July 21, 1998, and amended January 29,
2002, is adopted herein. This ordinance specifically prohibits communication in regard to these
bid solicitation with County Staff except by written means with copy filed with Clerk of the Board.
Certain exceptions are made such as oral communication during pre-bid conferences and
communications with those persons defined in the ordinance regarding matters of process or
procedure already contained in the solicitation document. The "Cone of Silence" takes effect
upon advertisement for bids and terminates when recommendation for Award is made by the
County Department.


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White Shrimp ...........6.99b
Farm-Raised, Previously Frozen,
21 to 25 per Pound
SAVE UP TO 3.00 LB


Publix Deli
Homestyle
Red Potato Salad ........3.89
For Fast Service, Grab & Go!,
32-oz cont.
SAVE UP TO .30


Easter
Bread....... ....... 3.29
Handmade in Our Stores
Using Rich Egg Bread Dough,
With Diced Fruit and Raisins Added,
From the Publix Bakery, 20-oz loaf
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Potatoes....... ........491b
High in Vitamins A and C
SAVE UP TO .40 LB


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Large Eggs ...
Grade A, 12-ct. ctn.
SAVE UPTO .20


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Nabisco Ritz Crackers ....................... NFREE
Assorted Varieties, 12 to 16-oz box (Excluding Original Ritz, 12-oz and Ritz Bits Crackers.)
(Limit two deals on selected advertised varieties.)
SAVE UP TO 3.59


Del Monte
Fresh Cut
Canned Vegetables GET ONEFREE
Assorted Varieties, 11 to 16-oz can
(Excluding Specialty Varieties,
Savory Sides and Asparagus.) (Limit two
deals on selected advertised varieties.)
SAVE UP TO .99


Publix Premium
Ice Cream .......... 26.00
Assorted Varieties, half-gal ctn.
SAVE UP TO 2.38 ON 2


12-Pack
Heineken Beer ..........11.99
Or Heineken Premium Light or
Amstel Light, 12-oz bot. or
Heineken or Amstel Light, 12-oz can
(12-Pack Newcastle Brown Ale,
12-oz bot. ... 12.99)
SAVE UP TO .80


12-Pack Selected
Coca-Cola
Products .............3 8.00
12-oz can (Limit two deals
on selected advertised varieties.)
or 6-pk. .5-L bot.
SAVE UP TO 4.27 ON 3


Prices effective Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 15, 2006.
Only in the Following Counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Monroe.
Prices not effective at Publix Sabor. Quantity Rights Reserved.
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