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Informing Miami-Dade
and Broward Counties


Haitians protest unfair immigration policy


April 22 rally will highlight unfairness


By Renee M. Harris
rharris@imiamtimesonline.com

The glaring disparities in the
United States' Immigration poli-
cy could not have been more
evident. Among the 43 immi-
grants that arrived in Hillsboro


Beach last week, the lone
Cuban among the group will
likely remain in this country
while the remaining Haitians
and Jamaicans are deported.
"We are very disappointed that
a decision has been made to
detain these people," said


Marleine Bastien, a prominent
Haitian activist and executive
director of the Haitian Women of
Miami center.
Bastien said that because
most of the Haitians made it
onto land, they should be
released. "That they are plan-


ning to deport them to Haiti at a
time when Haiti is at its worst is
immoral," she said. Bastien said
she and others are "trying to
find families" with whom the
immigrants can live while their
asylum claims are processed.
The United States' treatment
of Haitian refugees has differed
greatly from its treatment of any
other group of immigrants -
dating back to the first boatload


of Haitians arriving in
September 1963. The 23
Haitians were claiming persecu-
tion in their homeland; however,
as is currently the case, they
were handcuffed and held as
prisoners before being deported.
Haitian leaders are urging the
United States to extend
Temporary Protected Status to
Haitians. TPS is available to a
Please turn to POLICY 8A


Reclaiming the


Dream


YOLANDA KING


King said the best way for
Blacks to excel is to encourage
each other to look deep within

By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

Thirty-eight years after the slaying of his-
torical Civil Rights activist, Martin Luther
King Jr., his unfulfilled dream is being pur-
sued by the City of.Miami, Miami-Dade
County and the MLK Economic
Redevelopment Corporation. Recently,
King's eldest daughter, Yolanda King, was
highlighted at the fifth-annual Martin


WANTS TO KEEP HER FATHER


"Everyone can be great

because everyone

can serve."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.


S DREAMS ALIVE

Luther King Jr. Reclaim the Dream Candlelight
Memorial Service in Liberty City.
Before the expected crowd of about 3,000 people
would assemble themselves on the bleachers and
folding chairs in front of the event's stage, King sat
down in her green room with The Miami Times to
express her sentiments of the event held in esteemed
honor of her late father.
When asked why is it necessary for Black folk to
"reclaim the dream" she answered, "It's important to
reclaim the dream because there is so much more
room for us as Black people to grow." She dissects
the notion of a united community by stating, "We
haven't looked honestly at ourselves and that is a
problem." King then turns spiritual, "the only way for
Black people to get on one accord is to begin to love our
Please turn to KING 8A


Ben Chavis: 'MLK was a master teacher'


By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

"Knowledge of self is a pri-
mary prerequisite for self-
respect," said Dr. Ben Chavis,
CEO and president of Hip-
Hop Action Summit Network,
before the commencement of
the Reclaim the Dream cere-
mony in Liberty City.
Miami is one of the most
culturally diverse cities in the
world and, arguably, one of


the most culturally divided.
For many Black residents and
Black communities in Miami-
Dade county, the challenge to
reclaim the dream is consid-
ered the last leg of King's fore-
sight. "I believe that the
reclaim the dream initiative is
a very timely and necessary
manifestation of both the
desire and the need to fulfill
the fundamental basis of Dr.
King's legacy and dream-
especially in a city like


Miami,"
Chavis
said.
It was 38
premature
years ago
that the
slaying of
Dr. King
impeded CHAVIS
the fruition
of his long-embattled dream
of Blacks reaching a power
position as citizens of


American society. "In the 60s,
Dr. King was evolving; he was
transitioning into the fulfill-
ment of the last leg of his
dream of attaining economic
rights, development and
empowerment; housing, vot-
ing and school education had
already began to desegre-
gate," Chavis said.
Chavis recalled that "Dr.
King was onto something he
was onto something that
Please turn to CHAVIS 8A


The spirit of Easter should last all year


By Isheka Harrison
iharrison@vmiamitimesonline.com

Pastel dresses, finely tai-
lored suits, lacy ribbons and
freshly polished shoes; fresh
new hairdos, delicious meals
to prepare, colored egg hunts
and excitement in the air.
With the dawn of Easter in a
few short days, the previously
described scene is sure to
play out.
Adults and kids alike look


forward to the cherished
moments that Easter will
bring. Whether it be in antici-
pation of the new clothes,
delicious food or theatrical
productions, this glorious
holiday causes even the most
cynical of folks to be happy for
at least once a year.
On this sacred day, which
celebrates the resurrection of
the Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ, even those who don't
regularly attend Sunday


morning worship find them-
selves sitting in God's house.
It is on Easter that many
folks make their once a year
exodus to church to pay trib-
ute to the Lord for the ulti-
mate sacrifice He has made.
While honorable, it would be
awesome if there was no need
for a holiday to prompt us to
give thanks; for the Lord is
faithful year round.
Recently, my mother had
surgery to remove lung cancer


from her body. From the
moment of her diagnosis in
2005, she remained faithful
and trusted that God would
heal her. "By His stripes, I am
healed," was her daily mantra
and just as she believed, it
was done.
I will never forget that as
she was heading into surgery,
we were told that her tumor
had begun to spread and they
needed to get it out as soon as
Please turn to EASTER 10A


Judge says racism does not exist in her courtroom


By Renee M. Harris
rharris@miamitimesonline.com

In the 3/15/06 edition of
The Miami Times' Spreading
Larceny a weekly unau-
thored column that uses
brief, boldly worded declara-
tions to shine a spotlight of
attention upon issues of
importance to the Black com-
munity an anonymous
source claimed that
Dependency Court Judge Jeri
Cohen has a reputation for
humiliating Black


parents...and refusing
to allow Black chil-
dren to live with rela-
tives who are over
ages arbitrarily set by
the judge.
Cohen responded
with a letter to the
editor disputing the
allegations and COHEN
extended an invitation
to the Times to visit her court- Among
room unannounced and to graduat
learn more about her Drug C
Dependency Drug Court .. ." Wallace
In response to an interview ney;


request from The
Times, Cohen gath-
ered several support-
ers in her
Dependency Court
chambers to dispel
rumors that she is a
racist judge who
cares little for the
Black families that
appear before her.
them: three Black
tes of her Dependency
:ourt Program; Greer
-Davis, a Black attor-
Michele Wilson,


Termination of Parental
Rights TPR -Coordinator,
also Black and Dependency
Administrative Judge Cindy
Lederman.
The Drug Court graduates
who came to Cohen's defense
are women who are passion-
ate and grateful. Passionate
about the "little lady in the
black robe" who helped them
to turn their lives around and
grateful for the renewed lives
they live, they say, because of
Cohen.
Please turn to RACISM 8A


Members of the Leadership Academy


Miami youth group gets

history lesson at Rosewood


Recently, members of the
100 Black Men of South
Florida's Leadership Academy
traveled to Rosewood to learn
about Florida's history.
"Blood, tears and sweat were
shed before we came along,
"said Janie Bradley Black, a
Rosewood descendant and
director of the Rosewood
Heritage Foundation Inc. "It is
important to teach our kids


about the struggles of our fam-
ily members."
For the participants, the tour
was a real history lesson.
"Reading the book gave us the
details. Traveling to the spot
where it all happened made it
real for me," said Jabin
Francois, 15, a senior at North
Miami Senior High. "It was a
good experience for us to go to
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Foster care is a

racist institution
The child welfare/foster care system is a racist institu-
tion. It is an extremely flawed system created to do
good, but in the process does an incredible amount of
damage, mostly to Black children and families. Most of the
damage done within this 'system is done unintentionally;
however, the nature of institutional racism is such that once
it is embedded within institutions, it does not require intent.
According to renown sociologist, Dr. Robert Hill, author of
The Strengths of Black Families, "institutional racism can be
perpetuated by seemingly benign policies, practices, behavior,
traditions, structures, etc. which is why it usually goes
unchallenged." Some of the seemingly benign foster care poli-
cies that are actually racist in nature include routine criminal
background checks on families that have never committed a
crime in their lives and the system's tendency to ignore the
strong cultural practice among Blacks to take care of each
other's children a practice that dates back to slavery.
The foster care system is an institution that is beset with
racism that dismantles thousands of Black families under the
guise of 'child protection.' The reasons for this trend are read-
ily apparent but go largely unchallenged. Consider that the
majority of the cases referred to the foster care system come
from public hospitals and inner city public schools. Nationally,
Blacks use public hospitals more often than non-Blacks and
Black children are the majority in inner city schools.
In a move that should be replicated by all states,
Massachusetts has wisely uncovered what is very likely a fac-
tor in the disproportionate number of Black children removed
from their families. Harry Spence, Massachusetts' commis-
sioner of its social services department, courageously called
for a closer look at the abuse and neglect complaints calls
from its school system to the foster care system. Spence's
actions revealed that about 80 percent of the calls had noth-
ing to do with abuse and neglect, but with communications
problems between the school and the family.
Spence and his team have also discouraged the flood gate of
abuse reports from its public hospitals by informing them that
instead of automatically removing children born to a mother
with substance abuse issues, his staff would attempt to "work
with [the families] around the substance abuse and keep the
child safe and the family intact." His actions are taking on
racist practices that are deeply imbedded in public institu-
tions and are being perpetuated unintentionally, probably by
good people.
Is racism a part of Miami's foster care system? Absolutely.
Are all the people with the power to make decisions in the sys-
tem racist? Of course not, however, without a concerted effort
to undo institutionalized racism, people with the power to dif-
fuse it can unwittingly keep it alive.
Such is the case with Judge Jeri Cohen a dependency
court judge with enormous power who appears to be uninten-
tionally perpetuating racist practices. She is also an extreme-
ly smart and compassionate woman who is far more powerful
than she realizes; Cohen possesses -these samekind-of power
that Harry Spence possesses the kind of authentic power
that can help to reverse the foster care system's inherent
racism.
Clues that Cohen is authentically powerful include her will-
ingness to listen to opposing points of view, her ability to con-
nect with others who do not look like her and the fact that she
can, and does, admit when she is wrong and actively seeks out
remedies to change her behavior.
Institutional racism will cease to exist when the people with
the power to change it first acknowledge its existence and
more importantly, discover the courage to dismantle it one
day at a time.


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OPINION


Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


". .The gloom of the world is
but a shadow. Behind it, yet
within our reach is joy. There is
radiance and glory in the dark-
ness could we but see- and to
see we have only to look. I
beseech you to look!"
-In a letter
written by Fra Giovanni
Giocondo

In order for Overtown and
other Black communities to sur-
vive and thrive we must be
accountable for ourselves. As
Black people we have a litany of
elements against us. We are
pigeon-holed for jobs; we are
oftentimes not given precedence
when it comes to affordable
housing; it is believed that we
lag behind Whites and
Hispanics academically . .
blah,blah, blah, and we tend to
accept these widespread labels.
Associated Press recently
published a story on the socioe-
conomic plight of Black men
and the caption declared us as
being in a worsening state.
What are we doing to recon-
struct or deconstruct the statis-
tics? The article noted, "the
huge pool of poorly educated
Black males is becoming ever
more disconnected from the
mainstream society, and to a
greater degree than comparable
white or Hispanic men...finish-
ing high school is the exception,
formal employment is scarcer
than ever and prison is almost
routine, with incarceration rates
climbing for Blacks even as
urban crime rates decline." So,
what? In order for us as Black
people to move from under clin-
ical and statistical shadows, it is
imperative that we see ourselves
in a brilliant light as more than
numbers and percentages. The
world owes no one group of peo-
ple anything.

WHAT HAVE WE REALLY
ACCOMPLISHED?
In the history of Blacks in
America we have always had to
work and fight intelligently
and sometimes physically to get
the advances that we have
today. Unfortunately, through
some confused thought, we
seem to think that we have
become accomplished. We have
not. Sure, great strides have
been made and are being made
but, the issue of our collective
matter is about a holistic come-
up. The' Civil Rights Movement
didn't liberate us economically,
socially and politically. Our
complacency with the accept-
ance of our place in American
society is what keeps most of us
where we are. We seem to
accept only the minor necessi-
ties supplied to us through no
great demand. What about
demanding the goods and serv-
ices that our communities
require and desire and have
them supplied? This is the
beginning of living.
Also, it appears that we
believe Whites have more to live
for than we do and that couldn't
be further from the truth. Yes,
advantages are often in their
favor but, what about the
Cubans who have seemingly
become the look, voice and
power of Miami? They are not
powerful because they are eso-
teric. They are in power because
of strategy and a coalescing of
cultural, economic, political and
social goals. It's evident that
they have a profound desire to
be recognized as contenders in
America, if not respected. This
recognition is available to
Blacks as well. Whites,
Cubans, Jews and Arabs aren't
living by special codes according
to their sects-the secret, oxy-
moronically, is through under-
standing and verbal communi-
cation.

ARE WE STILL
THEIR SLAVES?
In an e-mail sent to me, titled
"They Are Still Our Slaves" (no
author mentioned) there were
three ingredients itemized as


Sayin'



omethin'


BY JARRELL


DOUSE


our (Blacks) recipe for ineffi-
ciency. They are: ignorance,
greed and selfishness.
Our ignorance, according to
the e-mail, is premised on the
belief that we won't and don't
read. To deride us, the article
read, there are numerous
books readily available at
Borders, Barnes & Nobles and
Amazon.com, not to mention
their own Black bookstores
that provide solid blueprints to
reach economic equality
(which should have been their
fight all along), but few read
consistently, if at all."
Secondly, greed was noted as
another "powerful weapon of
containment" for some of us
Black folk. "Anyone of us can
use them as our target market,
for any business venture we
care to dream up, no matter
how outlandish, they will buy
into it. Being primarily a con-
sumer people, they function
totally by greed. They continu-
ally want more, with little
thought of saving or investing.
They are fools! The vast major-
ity of their people are still in
poverty because their greed
holds them back from collec-
tively making better communi-
ties...They'll continue to show
off to each other while we build
solid communities with the
profits from our businesses
that we market to them."
Lastly, our "selfishness" is
defined by the author as, the
inability to "work together on
any project or endeavor of sub-
stance...their selfishness lets
their egos get in the way of
their goal... they are content to
sit in our hotels and talk about
what they will do, while they
award plaques to the best
speakers and not the best
doers...One of their own,
DuBois said that there was an
innate division in their culture.
"A Talented Tenth" he called it.
He was correct in his deduc-
tion that there are segments of
their culture that has achieved
some "form" of success.
However, that segment missed
the fullness of his work. They
didn't read that the "Talented
Tenth" was then responsible to
aid The Non-Talented Ninety
Percent in achieving a better
life.... Is their no end to their
selfishness?"

BLACKS SHOULD
BLAME OURSELVES
SAn end to our 'selfishness' is
a question that only we can
answer. In a piece written by
an unknown author it reads,
"There was an important job to
be done and Everybody was
sure that Somebody would do
it. Anybody could have done it,
but Nobody did it. Somebody
got angry about that because it
was Everybody's job.
Everybody thought Anybody
could do it, but Nobody real-
ized that Everybody would not
do it. It ended up that
Everybody blamed Somebody
when Nobody did what
Anybody could have done."
Essentially, the responsibili-
ty of communities such as
Overtown, Liberty City, Opa-
locka, Little Haiti and Miami
Gardens (Carol City) is ours to
rebuild, restore, rejuvenate
and self-sustain. It is pressing
that we learn not to suffer in
silence but to appease our
grievances through open-com-
munication and cooperation.
For the faithless, the unbe-
lievers of possibility, Frances of
Assisi once said, "Start by
doing what's necessary, then
what's possible and suddenly
you are doing the impossible."
Note: The issue isn't about
us being able to conquer the
impossible as much as it is
about us being willing to see
the possibility of triumphing
the seemingly indomitable. So,
how and where do we begin to
answer the query? We must
first ask ourselves are we self-
ish, greedy and perhaps,
socially ignorant.


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


Legislative session half over:

Language lessons continue


After four weeks, the
Legislative Session has passed
few bills of importance, but this
is the pattern of Regular
Sessions. The first four of eight
weeks primarily involve bills
and issues debated in commit-
tees, where few bills are rejected
- partially because sponsors
who think their bills are in trou-
ble are often allowed by the
committee chair to "temporarily
pass" their bills. While this
means the bill may be heard
again, committee agendas are
so crowded during the 60-day
Session that the "TP" is really
the death of that bill for that
Session. Although the newspa-
pers report the consideration or
committee passage of a contro-
versial or odd-ball (think the
official state pie issue) legisla-
tive proposals, the most impor-
tant legislative happening to
date is the budget proposal
(appropriations bill) by each
chamber. Everything else,
including constitutional amend-


ments, is secondary to the
appropriations bills. In order to
continue our readers' under-
standing of what is really being
said and done by our legisla-
tors, I continue a practical glos-
sary of legislative talk. Last time
I discussed D-E-F; today is G-
H-I-J.
GALLERY is the seating area
above the Senate or House
chamber where the public and
others may observe chamber
members during floor sessions.
HOUSE is the general term for
either chamber (House or
Senate). However, when capital-
ized, the term refers only to the
House of Representatives.
IMPEACHMENT is the
process to begin the removal of
an office-holder for charges
against that official. The
Governor, Lt. Governor,
Cabinet, Supreme Court
Justices and court judges may
be removed by impeachment.
The House has the sole power to
impeach. However, the official is


not removed by impeachment,
which is like an indictment. The
Senate tries all impeached offi-
cials, who are removed by a
two-thirds vote to
convict. Then the
executive or judicial
office-holder is offi-
cially removed from
office.
INITIATIVE is a
method of amending
the State
Constitution by
which electors (regis-
tered voters) propose
the change by a peti-
tion. The initiative is
begun by filing a peti-
tion with the
Secretary of State
containing a copy of
the proposed amend-
ment (such as restoring voting
rights to ex-felons) that is
signed by the specified number
of electors.
INSTANTER is a motion used
by legislators requesting the
chamber to consider an issue
presently (or in Waycrossan, 'rat
now"), rather than at a later
time. The term is Latin for
"immediately."
INTERIM is the time period
between the adjournment of a
Regular Session "sine die" and
the convening of the next
Regular Session.
INTRODUCER refers to the
primary legislator who files a
bill for consideration by the leg-


L


islature. The term is often used
interchangeably with "sponsor."
Other legislators who sign on
the bill to show support are
called co-sponsors
or co-introducers.
The introducer's
name appears first
when the bill is ref-
erenced and
he/she is the per-
son primarily
responsible for the
strategy and
actions to obtain
passage of the bill
into law.
JOURNAL is the
official legal record
of the proceedings
of the Senate or
IRKE House. Each house
publishes a journal
for each day of the Session. The
Journal records only the formal
action, not the speeches or
debates, in the chambers or
committees. It contains the bills
introduced and considered, a
record of each member's vote on
issues, as well as motions and
other business before the legis-
lature. The Journal becomes
larger as the Session moves
toward its last weeks. It is legal
proof of what happened during
a Legislative Session.
To comment on this column or
to suggest topics, contact me:
apc2ollc@bellsouth. net
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Alot of people are losing respect for Miami Dade
School Board chairman Frank Bolarnos his efforts to
ban a children's picture book about Cuba from our
schools because it shows a picture of happy cuban chil-
dren wearing the uniform of Pioneer Communist youth.
Maybe our disgruntled exile population should pay
more attention to the human smuggling going on here
and our disgraced public officials who have become a
nation's embarrassment.


People are watching closely that developing controver-
sy at Morningside Elementary School where Sandra
Cue has assumed the assistant principal position and
Principal Josette Paris is now in the district human
resources department. It looks like a battle between the
haves and the have-nots with the Eastside whites
against the predominately Haitian American Blacks.
Stay tuned.

******
Folk at City Hall are puzzled by the sudden resigna-
tion of assistant City Manager Otto Boudet-Murias,
one of Mayor Manny Diaz's top aides. Many thought he
was in in to succeed City Manager Joe Arriola who is
embroiled in big controversy at this time.


It's a long time before the fall primaries but the cam-
paigns for Miami-Dade commission is beginning to take
shape. Activist Beth McElroy has filed to run against
Audrey Edmondson for the District 3 seat and commis-
sioner Dorrin Rolle is being challenged by State Rep.
Phillip Brutus.


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I have not always understood
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girl, I cherished the fun of get-
ting a new outfit, the Easter-
egg hunt and the chance to play
with my cousins while my
mother and her sisters created
their masterpiece in the
kitchen.
My mother died when I was
eleven. Some of my most cher-
ished memories of her involve
the fuss she made about my
Easter hairdo and how she
made sure that my hat
matched my purse, my purse
matched my ribbons and my
black patent leather shoes were
polished just so. Among my
most treasured possessions are
awesome photos of my younger
brother and me in our Easter
finest.
With age comes wisdom, and
thankfully, a renewed apprecia-
tion of Easter. In addition to the


chance to give thanks for all the
incredible blessings constantly
flowing into my life, Easter
affords me the opportunity to
look at Jesus' resurrection
principle in my own small world
and express gratitude for its
amazing grace.
In this most Divine act, my
Brother and Master Teacher
demonstrated His ability to rise
again or overcome the world
through prayer and faith.
I've seen prayer and faith in
action opportunities to wit-
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teachings to renew their lives.
I've seen resurrection up close -
witnessing people I adore use
their God-given power to kick
stubborn addictions to drugs or
to dissolve terminal illnesses
that doctors said would dis-
solve them.
I've seen the power of forgive-
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grudges giving
way to a more
peaceful life and
I've seen old
S friendships
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friends give birth to dreams
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this one Divine day each year
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hair, cook a special meal and
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A thief took a man's wallet after he forgot it on a counter atTarget, locat-
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tured on surveillance video. The wallet contained two credit cards, a dri-
ver's license and miscellaneous documents.

An illegal immigrant from Mexico was sentenced to only six months in
jail, for his part in the death of a Lantana woman killed in a motorcycle acci-
dent last year. Under a deal accepted last Monday, the immigrant who is 21
years-old pleaded guilty to driving without a license and leaving the scene
of an accident that resulted in a death. He will remain jailed pending depor-
tation. The victim's husband said he is outraged at the sentence, given that
if the immigrant was a U.S. citizen, he could have gotten 20 years in prison.

A car thief bailed out of a 2006 Chrysler Sebring stolen from Kings
Apartments, located at 13055 NE Sixth Ave, at 11:30 p.m. when police
pulled the car over for a routine traffic stop. The victim told police someone
stole her car keys while she was playing cards. Inside the car was a newly
purchased handgun. Police found the gun, along with a cellphone the thief
left behind.

A gas station clerk was doused with fuel, set on fire and locked in a burn-
ing store after an argument with her boyfriend, police said. The attack at
the Mobil Gas station, occurring around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, left the 38-
year-old mother engulfed in flames and burned over 90 percent of her body.
Witnesses put out the flames before rescue officials arrived. Tuesday night,
the victim was listed in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital in
Miami. The man who police charged with lighting the match has dated the
victim for the past few years and they occasionally lived together, neigh-
bors said.

Three robbers armed with handguns took a man's wallet and cellphone
while he was standing in the parking lot of Johnson & Wales, located at
123rd Terrace and NE 17th Avenue, around 9:50 p.m. The victim told police
he was waiting for a friend to pick him up when a car with dark-tinted win-
dows pulled up and three men with bandannas on their faces got out. The
robbers told the victim to lie on the ground. As two men pointed guns at his
head, the other held a gun against his rib cage. The suspects went through
the victim's pockets and stole a cellphone and wallet containing a driver's
license, school ID card and debit card.


Shaw Middle School gets literacy center


SANCHEZ
continued from 4A
school programs that include
the Young Reporters Club,
City Year Newsletter Club,
Chess Club and Computer
Club.
The dedication ceremony
began in Shaw's auditorium
with a video presentation of
Sanchez. After the video,
Zyhkeya Waller-Young of the
Turner/WES Beacon
Community Center welcomed
the guests and introduced the
master of ceremonies, Shaw
Principal Sharif El-Mekki. The
SSLC is a dream for El-Mekki,


who has followed Sanchez's
career since he was a child.
"I remember Dr. Sanchez
when I was in elementary
school," said El-Mekki. "She
motivated us to focus on edu-
cation, literacy and things that
were important."
The audience was treated to
performances and poetry
offerings from community
guests.
After receiving flowers from
the SSLC participants,
Sanchez graciously offered
words of encouragement to the
students and community. She
considered it an honor to
adopt Shaw Middle School and


to have the SSLC inform and
inspire students.
The new literacy center's
namesake is elated "to have a
place where young people
come in and read, do work on
computers, listen to poetry, do
their homework and partici-
pate in workshops. We will be
very sure that our young peo-
ple continue to read and write
and move up in this world the
way they are supposed to. We
care that they learn. As long
as I walk on this earth, I will
be a part of this school to
make sure that not only you
survive, but you come to
school to learn."


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University police officer
Frederick Currie was sent to
jail for 10 years Wednesday
for sexually assaulting a
teenager he encountered
while on duty.
Currie was convicted in
January of molesting the teen
while conducting a pat-down
search after he found her
parked at adjacent Tamiami
Park with her boyfriend.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge
Jorge J. Perez said Currie was
"guilty of an extra-serious
crime, not just because of the
nature of the crime but
because he was wearing the
uniform of a police officer."
After the sentencing hear-
ing, the victim, now 19,
fought back tears as she
struggled to speak to a group
of reporters. She said she
wanted to urge other victims
of sex crimes to contact
authorities.
"It's OK to come forward,i'
she said. "Come forward right
away, and let them know that
you're real and what hap-
pened to you was real. People
will listen to you."
Prosecutor Joshua
Weintraub noted that despite
the lack of physical evidence,
Currie was convicted. He
urged victims of sex crimes to
come forward even if they fear
there isn't evidence to support
their allegation.
The university police
department fired Currie on
Jan. 26, the third time the
school had dismissed him. An
independent arbitrator
required by the union con'-
tract ordered him reinstated
the first two times.
Defense attorney Rene
Sotorrio said he plans to
appeal the conviction.


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Haitians treated separately and unequally


POLICY
continued from 1A

small number of countries due
to political upheavals or natural
disasters. Haiti Is not among
them. The special designation
would afford undocumented
nationals an opportunity to work
legally in this country an
opportunity many Haitians say
they are desperately seeking.
Haitians seem particularly
appropriate for TPS as the Black
islanders have endured signifi-
cant political strife as well as
devastating natural disasters.
Although the seemingly futile
protests for equal treatment of
Haitians appear to fall on deaf
$ars, the protestors will not quit.
Bastien said a rally is scheduled
for April 22 at 3 p.m. to raise
awareness of this issue. "All


Americans who believe in fair-
ness" should join the march. The
rally will begin in Little Haiti on
54th street and make its way to
the Immigration and
Naturalization Service building
on 79th Street.
Regarding the Haitians cur-
rently being detained, Bastien
said "we have submitted a
request to see them; we are wait-
ing to hear whether we can." The
outspoken activist said she is
"very concerned about the chil-
dren and pregnant women."
Bastien said she is not aware of
whether the children are accom-
panied by adults or not.
Many may recall the treatment
of Haitian children and their
families following the high profile
arrival at Miami's Rickenbacker
Causeway in the fall of 2002.
Several children were separated


from their parents for weeks
before most of the people were
deported.
In the spring of 2003, Haitian
women detained in Miami wrote
a letter to Members of Congress
that could have been mailed on
behalf of the group of 23
Haitians who arrived in the
United States forty two years
ago or for the 43 who arrived
last week. An excerpt appears
below:
"We did not leave our country
because of economic problems,
but because of political prob-
lems. The trip to Miami was a
very dangerous one, but our
hopes of reaching a land where
we would be truly free and safe
from oppression gave us
courage to hold on...Why are we
Haitians being detained? What
horrible crime have we commit-


ted to be treated this way ...We
are not criminals. We did not
come to the United States to
commit any crimes. We came
here to save our lives. All we are
asking is to be treated fairly, to
be treated like human beings,
not by which country we come
from... If we thought we could
survive in our country, we
would have stayed there...Treat
us according to what the U.S.
stands for: the Land of the Free.
The complete letter is a part of
the Florida Immigrants
Advocacy Center's publication
Haitian Refugees: A People in
Search of Hope. The complete
publication is available on the
FIAC web site at
www.fiacfla.org.
For more information on the
April 22 rally call 305-756-8050
or 786-285-3209.


Ben Chavis drops knowledge of 'self' during MLK event


HAVIS
ontinued from 1A

would change the face of
American racism and Black infe-
riority across the United States."
lHe continued, "He had already
iade an impact on American
world views socially; he had
already impacted American poli-
cs and when he was murdered
e was about to expose Black
people to the format of the
American economic scheme of
things."
Also, King was aware that in
order for Blacks in America to
have 'self-saving and saying'
powers, a financial system or
ovenant would have to be iden-
lified, recognized and, then
Implemented. "In his under-
ptanding of desegregation's
Impact on Black communities,
he understood that in the fight
ior freedom, justice and equality
1hat there would also have to be
'a desegregation of the American


economic infrastructure-this
was the anchor of his life's race,"
Chavis asserted.
The rule of the "dream" is for
Black folk to "work daily and
nightly in continued efforts of
lifting up the mission." When
asked about the rampant disen-
franchisement of Black people
nationwide, he replied, "We
must be encouraged to break
the chains of disenfranchise-
ment. Some chains are physical
. . some chains are mental-
when you fight for freedom on
all levels the fight becomes mul-
tidimensional" Chavis likens the
fight to breathing. "How many
breaths of life do we inhale in a
minute, in an hour?...We must
work together as a people as our
body works together to keep us
alive (breathing)." According to
Chavis, the work must be con-
tinuous and pervasive, "in the
school's by day and in the club's
by night."
Many might contend that con-


fusion is prevalent and abound-
ing as it relates to a self-govern-
ing body of Black people in
America. "Black people didn't
lose self-responsibility
overnight. Sometimes things
happen instantaneously, some-
times overtime. This occurred in
the Black community overtime,"
Chavis mused.
"Welfare was supposed to
'help' us overcome this gradual
loss but, now is the time for a
gradual restoration in one's life
first, then, the community and
the world." Chavis added, "We
underestimate our own signifi-
cance in the world."
"Martin Luther King Jr. was a
master teacher," Chavis
explained. "However, his lecture
hall was in the streets of
America because marching was
(or is) therapeutic for the
marcher. Our problem in 2006,
is that we don't engage in the
proper therapy, we want a
quick fix, a solution to a non-


temporary problem," he said
emphatically.
Dr. King said in his I Have A
Dream speech, "Like anybody,
I'd like to live a long life but, it
doesn't matter now. I've been
to the mountaintop. And I've
seen the Promised Land. I may
not get there with you. But ...
we as people will get to the
Promised Land."
For the Black people of
Miami excited and serious
about the RCTD for the
moment, Chavis warned that
"there is no such thing as a lit-
tle bit of freedom . too many
brothers and sisters are living
in an illusion . singing We
Shall Overcome was the intent.
. not a representation of our
current reality."
Chavis sums up the power of
self by saying, "The best feeling
when you go to sleep at night is
knowing that you stood up for
yourself, your community as
Black people during the day."


Drug Court graduates come to judge's defense


RACISM
continued from 1A

"If you're ready to change,
you can accept her better,"
said Sylvia Farrington of
Cohen's tough courtroom
demeanor. Farrington had been
addicted to drugs for two years
before she became one of the
program's first twelve partici-
pants in 1998. She regained
custody of her daughter in five
months and is now a long-
shoreman, "the job everybody
[dreams] of having."
According to the Drug and
Alcohol Resource Center's web
site, "Recovery from drug addic-
tion can be a long-term process
and frequently requires multi-
ple episodes of drug abuse
treatment; however, Cohen was
confident that Farrington
would "get it the first time."
Farrington was so moved by
Cohen's impact in her life that
she authored a poem about the
judge. During our meeting,
Farrington recited the poem
from memory, bringing Cohen
td tears.
The Department of Children
and Families and the Florida
Statutes (Chapter 39) that gov-
ern the troubled bureaucracy
Typically afford parents one
year to turn their lives around
after the state has removed
children from their custody.
With substance abuse, the
severity of the addiction does
not factor into the length of
time provided parents to
r-esume the role of mother or
father to their children.
Whether a woman has been
addicted to crack cocaine for 26
years or one year both are
required to complete the servic-
es mandated by the court with-
in one year or face having their
parental rights terminated and
their children placed for adop-
)tion.
SCohen has reportedly allowed
families extensions beyond one
year which the law allows -
to regain custody of their chil-
dren. Wilson, the TPR
Coordinator, became personally
involved in Cohen's courtroom
when her brother and his wife
became addicted to drugs. "I
encourage what she does . I
agree 100 percent with her
;approach."
Despite Wilson's assertion
that her brother has turned his
life around (he's now drug-free
and a chef at an exclusive
resort in Boca Raton), his role
in his former son's life is forev-
er changed. "Their rights were
terminated," Wilson said. Of
her nephew/son, she said, "He
[knows] me as auntie and he
[knows] me as mom."


Altanese McIntosh spent
more than half her life addicted
to drugs before landing in
Cohen's courtroom. "She pulled
her glasses down on her nose
and said, "the party is over' . .
and ordered me into treatment
right then and there," the
mother of eight said. McIntosh
has been drug free for seven
years, "it would have been
eight, but I relapsed when my
mother died."
Cohen's abrasive courtroom
demeanor did not initially sit
well with McIntosh's husband
of twenty-two years. "My hus-
band did not like Judge Cohen
because he thought she was
trying to belittle him," McIntosh
said.
Cohen has been known to
speak rudely to clients and
caseworkers during court hear-
ings behavior she acknowl-
edges as inappropriate and that
she is working on changing.
Cohen said she and her judicial
colleagues met with the
University of Miami recently
and "asked them to come in to
train us on motivational inter-
viewing so we can be less puni-
tive in court."
A frequent topic of her court


hearings is Cohen's public pro-
nouncement that the women
appearing before her must use
birth control, even sometimes
insisting that women.undergo
tubal ligations. Cohen asserted
that her motivation for dis-
cussing women's reproductive
habits publicly, sometimes in
front of strangers, is to empow-
er the women. "I look at it as a
self-esteem issue, they need to
know how to take control of
their bodies, it is about self-
esteem."
When the suggestion that her
concerns about birth control
for women who are already
experiencing trouble with par-
enting may be valid, but more
appropriate for a sidebar or pri-
vate discussion with the
women, Cohen concedes, "I'm
going to be even more sensitive
with that."
Wallace-Davis, a longtime fix-
ture at dependency court
defends Cohen and is adamant
that she is not racist. Wallace-
Davis said Cohen is frequently
the topic of discussion with col-
leagues because she "generates
such passion . and is moti-
vated by good intentions."
Judge Lederman said she is


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proud of Cohen and states
steadfastly that "no one here is
malicious."


King says change begins within


KING
continued from 1A

selves from the inside... with
self-love as a person before we
can love each other as a healthy
community."
King went on to discuss her
passion for public speaking as
an off-spring of the King
dynasty, "For me, being born
into the family that.I was born
into, it was a natural progres-
sion for me to become a public
voice . but, I consider myself
as more than a motivational
speaker." King also considers
herself an actress, an author,
and "a communicator who
shares life experiences," she
said. The eldest daughter of
Martin and Coretta also said
she is a passionate messenger
who speaks for social change.
With the plight of Black folk
under world scrutiny and the
media's frequently negative
depiction of Black folk, King
said, "We have to work on our-
selves individually to better
change the image of ourselves
collectively. We must develop
the passion that it takes to
drive this type of commitment
into our future as Black people
in America."
Probed about Black folk who
don't dare to dream and believe
that Blacks live in a 2006 "real-
ity," King said, "Black people
must learn to dream better con-
ditions for ourselves. We are
visionaries and, we must visu-
alize the changes we want in


Leadership Academy

ROSEWOOD
continued from 1A

Rosewood to learn about the
past."
Rosewood, Florida was an all-
Black township of 355 people
located in central Florida. The
township consisted of three
churches, a store, a school, and a
dozen large two-story homes.
The residents of Rosewood were
proud of their community.
Then, their lives were changed
forever.
On New Year's Day in 1923, a
Sumner housewife claimed that a
Black man attacked her. As a


our lives; we have to dream our-
selves to where we want to go,
want to be and it will come
eventually." She added a
phrase frequently spouled by
Jesse Jackson, "If you dream it
-you can achieve it."
Asked for advice for Black
people who are met with oppo-
sition by Black antagonists
bent on assassinating their
dreams she said, "This is a
deep-rooted issue that has long
been within the Black commu-
nity . since slavery we have
had to deal with this problem
but, it doesn't have to be a
problem," she said.
King said the best way for
Blacks to excel is to encourage
each other to look deep within.
It is from that inner perspective
that King said "we'll find the
healing answers . from those
of us who are really, really,
really serious about getting
healthy first, personally, then
socially, politically and econom-
ically."
Leadership, according to
King, is as important to the
Black community as it is for
other ethnicities. She looks
down at the program of events
on top of the plastic white table
covering, then raises her head
to say, "We all have a role to
participate in, an individual
part to do in serving ourselves
and our communities," para-
phrasing a statement from her
famous father.
"Everyone can be great
because everyone can serve."


journeys to Rosewood

result, an all white posse went to
Rosewood to find the accused.
Some Rosewood residents,
including children, were assault-
ed and killed. The township was
destroyed.
For decades, the tragedy of
Rosewood went undocumented.
In the summer of 1993, the
Florida Legislature commis-
sioned a study of the events sur-
rounding the destruction of
Rosewood and a bill was filed to
compensate the victims. On May
23,i 1994, the Florida Legislature
passed the Rosewood Claims Bill,
awarding two million dollars to
the survivors and descendants.


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ANNUAL FOUNDERS' DAY CONVOCATION PRECEDES RETIREMENT GALA

HONORING PRESIDENT ALBERT E. SMITH, PH.D.


AND FIRST LADY SADIE B. SMITH


I'""'ridy', M ih z4, 2.00zo6 inmrked Llorid, Memorill Univecrsity's iy7th Annutl Founders' Dcy high
Slighted with in impressive C(onvlocction ceremony rFculty, sttff dn, d students commemocite(d the
luni('vrsity's historic chievelments l nd l cknowledged tihe culmination of Dr. AlII'rt L. Smith's thir
teen yVeCr te'rmn s IPl'sile'nt. Dr. C(lve'rt -. Smith, Professor Imneritus ot the University of Cinciinnlti (In
Iriotlher of PIe.si.ellnt Smlit,. delivered cn inspiring keynote address by urging listeners to "get dngry while
continuing to cl[[ft chlinges within the university once President Smith retires. Additional oowrdis were pre
scnted to Mrs. Susie C. VWhite, Mr. (Crus "Russ" jollivtte, d(nd Mr. Paul joseph For their generous ceom
ilitment to tlhe university. The hlllmldrk of the occasion Vwlcs defined( by Oceon B1nk's $1,000,000.00
clieck contribution, tlhe university s I rgest corporate' donation to (ldte. A Ic rge portion of the funds will be
used to renovate the j.C. Sams Occcln Ildnk Student Centr, while d smdiller ioItion will bIleneit the
Oc ean Bodnk Endowed Scholairship Fund originally estadllished in zoo2.
T"lie Design Center of the Anmricis (DICOIA) served s the elobordte setting [or the ev'lening's
Retirement Gclli honoring President Albert Smith and lirst l.ddy Sddie B. Smith's exemplary
service to loridckl Memoridi University. A musical reception opened this block tic event and waos
[ollowel by dn elegant dinner progrom.. Retired Congresswoman Corie P. Meek, Stcte Sendtor h~edericl
W'ilson dnd Miami Ddde County Commissioner Babdll ord n Ion were dmong illdny governmental of[i
cils, university colleagues ond family members issuing congrtluloto, r tryilbutes to the retiring Pirsident cndI
his wife throughout the evening. After dinner, guests dancedd the night awcy" to the harmonious jazz tunes
of the renowned Houston Person Iio cnd the soulful grooves of the IntellectuIl Sounds D.I.s. All pro
coeds from the Retirement Gdli IbeneCfited the Albert E. and Sadie B. Smith -ndowecd Scholdirship lund.


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EASTER
continued from 1A

possible. That was over two
weeks ago. Could you imagine if
God had said, "I'll wait until
Easter to heal her?" She may
not have made it.
But through His resurrecting
power and her unyielding faith,
my mother was restored and is
now cancer-free. So look to her
as an example. Celebrate the
spirit of Christ's resurrection all
year-long. Don't insult Him
with annual worship, celebrate
Him with daily worship.
Use the spirit of His resurrec-
tion in every area of your life by
renewing your mind and carry-
ing the spirit of Easter with you
daily.


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Do you believe the retirement of the Director of the
Corrections, Charles McRay, was sincere or was he forced
out? Was it a good or bad decision?


"I believe
it was his
decision.
He is a
grown man.
I believe he
can take
the money
he has
earned by
working
and get himself out of a bad sit-
uation. I think it's good that he
did retire because too much
pressure on anyone could make
them crack. He has been doing
his job for a while and now he's
not. It's probably for the best.
Oh well."

SHAUN ROBERTS

"I think
that since
he was the
head man
then he was
the one
that was
going to be
under fire. I
am guess-
ing that it is
a good deci-
sion because earlier this year
we had all those breakouts
from the facility. If the guards
had to go down in the matter
then he should too. It was defi-
nitely a good decision on
whomever['s] part. Someone
has to take full responsibility."

MINNIE GAINES

"I think it was a good decision
that he retired because there
were too many breakouts and
they needed to get that


EDDIE SHULER


straight-
ened out.
We need to
get some-
one in that
position n
that can do
the job that
he was
supposed
to be doing.
I think that he retired on his
own because he knew that he
was going to get in trouble any-
way. I know if I did something
wrong and I was going to take
the heat regardless, then I
would have retired 'and kept the
good name that I have. After a
while someone was going to
retire him anyway."

ESSEN JACKSON CARTER

"He might
as well
h a v e
retired. He
should
enjoy his
life while he
still has his
health. I
don't think
they forced
him out but
I do believe he seen it coming. I
think Black people just have a
hard time with anything. I
think they look for opportuni-
ties to put a hispanic in the
position. They have [been]
doing that for the longest and
they probably won't even look
for a qualified candidate. Just
as long as they speak spanish.
Look at how the building looks.
Is that his fault too?"


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MICHEAL BERRY

"I really
don't know
the inside
scoop of
how he was
performing
his job or if
he was the
best man
for the
position. I
don't think he should have
retired if people within the facil-
ity or the media was putting too
much pressure on him. That
would have been a terrible deci-
sion. I don't believe he was
totally responsible but he is the
head man. If all the guards
were fired and put on leave
then he should have been fired
too. He shouldn't [have] even
had the opportunity to retire."

GREGORY BROOKS

"If all of a
sudden he
retired then
he had
something
to do with it.
He knew he
had some-
thing on
him so he
took the
easy way
out. He did the same thing the
Miami Heat coach did. With
him being a Black director it
was more opportunities with
Blacks being correction officers
and other internal positions.
You can't put all the blame on
him because it was more than
one person. You have guards
that [are] supposed to watch
out and make sure things like
that don't happen."


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Program makes best of school suspensions


By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

"Before it's too late to say I'm
sorry for the wrong that I've
done in my life, to my life and
with my life..." Jarrell Douse

The Families Assistance with
Suspension and Termination
- F.A.S.T program at
Belafonte Tacolcy Center is a
service diligently helping
young, urban, middle school-
aged boys to become conscien-
tious of the poor decisions
they make that lead to their
suspensions from school.
A little over a decade ago,
F.A.S.T noticed a stymieing
trend of inner city males fre-
quently truant and or sus-
pended from public schools at
alarming rates in Miami-Dade


County. Coupled with that, the
rampant suspensions served
less as a punishment for these
youths and more on accord
with Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
"What motivated the Tacolcy
Center to head start this pro-
gram, was the fact that these
young boys were just running
the streets, committing crimes
and some had even been killed
while on suspension," said
Horace Roberts, former direc-
tor of F.A.S.T.
It was the combination of the
youths' misguidance and self-
destruction that propelled the
program to provide middle and
some senior high male stu-
dents with a "safe and struc-
tured environment during
their time of suspension," as
mentioned in the program's
overview.


Cheryl Williams, whose son
Andrew was in the program,
said of F.A.S.T, "I loved the
program. It was very beneficial
for my child." Williams said
her son also "loved the pro-
gram and Ms. Kaphleen (cur-
rent director) he still loves
her."
Instead of whiling away the
hours in front of the television
set at home or wandering the
streets unsupervised, Williams
said Kaphleen kept her son
busy and "was very strict with
him." Providing a necessary
structure and strictness,
Williams said the program's
director "didn't let him 'slide'
with anything and that's what
he needed."
Building a rapport with Dade
County Public Schools and
parents was key in advertising


the program's services.
"Through brochures, pam-
phlets, attending community-
based meetings and in-school
presentations, we were able to
educate parents of the produc-
tive alternatives for truant and
or suspended students,"
Roberts explained.
As a genuine care-based
operation, pre and post
assessments are administered
to all enrollees of the program.
Additionally, the program's
staff monitors school atten-
dance, academic progression
and conducts an evaluation of
the arrest records of those
youths who'd been detained at
the Department of Juvenile
Justice.
Williams is pleased with the
way the program follows-up
with Andrew, "I like the fact


that they check up on my son
to make sure that he is on the
right track. Ms. Kaphleen is
very involved with my son and
other kids."
Similarly, for adolescent girls
headed towards self-deprecat-
ing lifestyles, Roberts cites
F.A.S.T.'s sister program, Girl
Power. The Liberty City pro-
gram is also dedicated to
reforming the unstructured
lives and attitudes of female
inner city youths.
Both F.A.S.T and Girl Power
strategically focus on a series
of skill-sets which include,
"conflict resolution, peer pres-
sure, decision-making, anger
management, crime preven-
tion, goal setting and drug and
health awareness," Roberts
added.
Please turn to PROGRAM 7B


Reverend Wiliams
celebrates fifth

pastoral anniversary

at St. Mark

Reverend Joseph F.
Williams celebrates his 5th
pastoral anniversary
Monday, April 17 through
Sunday, Aphl 23 at St. Mark
Missionary Baptist Church
located at 1470 NW 87th
Street.


MMAP presents grant to Collective Banking Group

On Friday, the CBG of Miami-Dade & Vicinity received a $25,000 grant from the
Metro Miami Action Plan Trust to help the CBG in its capacity building phase. Now
that the CBG has entered a covenant with six banks it will begin rolling out member
benefits. One of the first large scale activities will be the Empowerment Weekend
scheduled for May 19 and 20 at the Koinonia Worship Center.
From left to right: Keith Butler from the office of Mayor Carlos Alvarez; Milton
Vickers, newly elected president and CEO of the Metro Miami Action Plan Trust
(MMAP); Tony E. Crapp Jr., MMAP board member and chief of staff to Miami
Commissioner Tomas Regalado; Reverend Richard P. Dunn II, CBG board member;
John Jones, MMAP chairman; Reverend Marie Poitier, CBG recording secretary;
Reverend Jimmie Brown, CBG treasurer; Reverend Gaston E. Smith, CBG vice presi-
dent; Reverend Randall E. Holts, CBG financial secretary.
Photo taken by Miami Dade Communications/MMAP


Reverend Joseph F. Williams


Young boys learn the value of respecting women


Hundreds of elementary and
middle school students in the
5000 Role Models of
Excellence Project were
rewarded with a trip to Parrot
Jungle Island March 28-30
for their participation in an
essay contest on the topic
"Why it is Important to
Respect Women," in honor of
Women's History Month. The
Founder and Director of the
5000 Role Models of
Excellence Project, Senator
Frederica Wilson, felt it neces-
sary to instill in our young
men the importance of
respecting women at an early
age, to ensure it will transi-
tion with them from boyhood
to manhood.
As the young men ventured
through Parrot Jungle Island,
they enjoyed entertaining
educational shows featuring
rare birds, singing and talk-


Winners of the 5000 Role Models essay contest pose with their prizes.


ing cockatoos and other fasci-
nating feathered animals dur-
ing the Winged Wonders
show. They were then aston-


ished by the different species
of wild life including bigger
than life tigers and awesome
panthers during the Wild


Encounters show.
After these amazing shows,
the students were escorted to
the Lakeside cafe, where they
enjoyed a delicious lunch. The
adventure did not stop here as
the Role Models were then
escorted to the Serpentarium
Theater to view and learn
about dangerous cold-blooded
reptiles. The young men eager-
ly volunteered to hold reptiles
during the presentation and
showed no sign of fear.
At the end of the Reptile
Giants show, awards were pre-
sented to winners of the "Why
it is Important to Respect
Women" essay contest. The
awards consisted of electronic
devices, bicycles, basketballs
and other gifts provided by
Miami-Dade Police depart-
ment, the Miami-Dade School
Police and the 5000 Role
Please turn to MODELS 7B


New Birth Church celebrates

Hallelujah Christ Alive 2006


In this year of increase,
New Birth Baptist Church
Cathedral of Faith
International, under the
leadership of Bishop Victor
T. Curry, D. Min., D.Div. cel-
ebrates Hallelujah Christ
Alive 2006 The
Resurrection of our Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ. Join us
for Good Friday service April
14 and resurrection services
on April 16.
As we celebrate the most
sacred of Holy days in the
Christian Life, the communi-
ty is invited to worship with
the New Birth Family.
Good Friday Service will
begin at 11 a.m. with a mov-
ing message delivered by
Bishop Victor T. Curry.
On Sunday, April 16,
Sunrise Service will begin at
5:30 a.m. with a mid-morn-
ing Worship Service at 10
a.m.. The music will be ren-
dered by the Robert A.
Jackson Music and Arts
Ministry, with special musi-


Bishop Victor Curry


cal guest artist, Darwin
Hobbs.
Come and receive an
anointed, Resurrection Word
from the Lord through his
manservant, the internation-
al Bishop Victor T. Curry.
Casual, yet modest attire is
welcomed, as we celebrate
our Lord and Savior without
the need to 'dress up.


Holy Ghost filled revival at Love Tabernacle of God


Come and experience the awe-
some power of God, through
prayer, praise and deliverance.
Come looking for an outpouring
of the presence of God and to
achieve a new level of under-
standing of who God is with
pastor Joyce Samuels,
revivalist, April 12-14 at 7:30


p.m. nightly.
Love Tabernacle of God
PAWCC, Inc., 2099 Opa-locka
Blvd. Elder F. Emmanuel Carvil
is the senior pastor and
founder.
For more information, contact
Renada Lomax, missionary,
786-587-8007 or info(~ltog.org.


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Resurrecting your life


This Sunday we will celebrate
Easter or Resurrection Day as I
like to call it. As a child, Easter
meant newness. It meant a new
Easter outfit. Even those of us
who did not attend church reg-
ularly received a new outfit for
Easter. It was unheard of to
even think of attending church
without being decked out in
new clothing from head to toe.


11'1111


HospiceCare of Southeast
Florida, Inc. invites you to a
Butterfly Release, April 30
from 2-4 p.m. For more infor-
mation or to RSVP, call
Suzanne Batzer at 954-467-
7423.
*******
Women in Transition are
having their seventh annual
Mother's Day Breakfast, May
13 from 9-11 a.m. at
American Legion Park. To
RSVP, call Patrice Jones at
305-507-1316 or Pastor
Owens at 786-355-5985.
*******
The Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority, Inc., Eta Nu
Chapter invites you to our
annual Awards Luncheon
honoring Zeta's Woman and
Man of the Year, Shirley


Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Carol City,
Reverend Arthur Jackson, III,
pastor, invites you to come out
and celebrate the Lord's
Resurrection on Easter Sunday
during the 5:30 a.m. and 10
a.m. worship services. During
the 10 a.m. service we'll host
'The Death, Burial and
Resurrection of Jesus Christ'
play.

Revelation Christian
Academy invites you to their
annual Carnival-Bazaar, April
S22 from 8 a.m. to'5 p.m.at.the
Rader UMC in El Portal.
*******
New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Vinson Davis, pastor, invites
you to attend three nights of
atonement, April 12-14 at 7:30
p.m. nightly.

An House of Prayer for All
People, Inc., Apostle C. Bender,
senior pastor, will be having
New Wine Spirit Intercessory
Prayer Services, April 15 at 11
a.m. For more information, call
305-233-5144.

New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church presents Pre-
Mother's Day with a dinner
cruise on the Jungle Queen,
May 12, buses leaving at 5:30
p.m. For more information,
contact Sister Yolanda Davis at
305-830-2063 or Sister Mary
Doster at 305-333-4958.
*******
Centurion Evangelistic
Worship Center's dance min-
istry, Poetry in Motion, invites
you to its first annual dance
presentation, April 16 at 6:30
p.m. For more information, call
305-638-9700.
*******
Living Word Ministries
Christian Center presents its
annual Family & Friends' Day
on April 30 at 11 a.m. All are
welcome and refreshments will
be provided. Registration
Required. To register, call 305-
623-4939.

A Place Called Hope is hav-
ing its Easter Production enti-
tied, ESI: Miami, April 14 16 at
Florida Memorial University.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. night-
ly, with a matinee production
on April 15 at 4 p.m. For more
information or tickets, call 954-
923-6435 or visit www.esimia-
mi.com.

Join True Disciples
Missionary Baptist Church
April 27-28 at 7 p.m. as we cel-
ebrate two years with songs and
preaching. Reverend C.J. Henry
of Bainbridge, Georgia, speaker.
For more information, call
Pastor E. Henry at 305-693-
S1200.
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Weapons of War Prayer Int'l
Ministries cordially invite you
to the 'Celebration of Apostle
Barbara A. Watson,' May 13
From 7-10 p.m. RSVP by April
I 28 with Cheryl Edwards at 954-


Easter still represents newness,
but I know now that it is more
than new clothes, Easter egg
hunts or coloring eggs (which I
still love to do only with my
grandchildren now).
This is not only the Easter
season, but it is spring. Spring
always represents newness and
changes. The cold winter sea-
son is gone. If you reside in


Gibson and Albert E. Smith,
April 15 at 1 p.m. at Miami
Shores Country Club.
*******
Metrozoo's spring activities
include Venom Week, April 8 -
13; Spring camp for kids 4 to
11 years old, April 10 -14; and
Egg Safari, April 15 and 16.
*******
New Birth Optimist Club of
Greater Miami Pop Warner is
in need of a cheerleading com-
missioner, football and cheer-
leading coaches for all weight
classes. For more information,
please call 305-605-3700 or
305-691-3464.
*******
The McIntyre Institute
specializing in Liturgical
Dance is having its annual
production, 'Called to Dance'


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791-3240 or Tracey Smith 954-
588-2170.

Pastor Boyce and New Life
Family Worship Center invites
everyone out to a prayer break-
fast on April 22 at 9 a.m. For
more information, please call
305-623-0054.

Mt. Nebo Missionary
Baptist Church, Dr. Emanuel
Whipple, pastor, invites you to a
gospel stage play entitled
'Stand' on April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, please
call 305-667-3696.

Christian Fellowship will
have their youth revival, April
12-14 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Guest preachers include
Reverend D. Kelly, First
Baptist Brownsville; Minister
.Whipple, Mt. Nebo and
Reverend K. Taylor, Antioch
Carol City.


northern states, the snow has
melted and you can actually see
flowers and plants pushing
their way through the once
frozen ground. I would ask that
you reflect on what newness
means to you. This is a good
time to reflect on those goals
that you set for the New Year.
The first quarter of 2006 has
ended. Have you completed any
of the goals that you set? Have
you even begun any of the goals
that you set?!
This is a time of decision
making. This is an excellent
time to decide if you want to be
a new creature in Christ.
Perhaps you have tried to make
changes in your life for years -


Chapter III, May 6 at 7 p.m. at
the Gusman Olympia Center.
For more information, call
305-628-8920.
*******
The Alliance for Musical
Arts presents its first annual
Spring Fun Fest, April 22 from
10 a.m. 6 p.m. at Amelia
Earhart Park.

Coto's Pharmacy is having
a free health screening, April
22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For
more information, call 305-
821-1430.
*******
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


The Julia S. Gallon Women
Missionary Society of Saint
Stephen AME Church,
Reverend Charles L. Scott, pas-
tor, cordially invites you to
their 49th Anniversary, April
23 at 4 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 305-624-1663.
*******
Pastor Boyce and New Life
Family Worship Center
invites everyone to a marriage
seminar on April 14 at 7:30
p.m. For more information,
please call 305-623-0054.
********
New Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church,
Reverend Albert Jones, pastor,
invites the community to our
Easter program on Good
Friday at 7 p.m. and to our
annual Sunrise service on
Easter at 5:30 a.m.
*******
The members of the Mt.
Vernon Missionary Baptist
Church family, Reverend
Wilfred A. Miller Jr., pastor, cor-
dially invite our many friends
and families in Christ to join us
for our Easter production: 'On


Liturgical dance concert at the Gusman


The McIntyre Institute spe-
cializing in Liturgical Dance,
founded by Pastor Vincent
McIntyre, is proud to
announce tickets are now on
sale for their Annual
Production "Called 2 Dance"
Chapter III, a live music and
dance collaboration directed
by Dr. Constance McIntyre.
Featuring the anointed
Helen Baylor and an encore
performance by the Stellar
Award Winner, Deitrick
Haddon, hosted by James
Shepard, 7 p.m., Saturday,
May 6 at the Gusman Olym-
pia Theater.
Get your tickets early! Last
year's event was sold out and
this year is no exception! For
more information, call 305-


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628-8920.
The McIntyre Institute, sav-
ing souls and changing lives
through the Word in move-
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to no avail. Let this be the sea-
son of change and a new start
for you and your family. Jesus
did not hang naked on a cross
and endured that horrific and
painful death for us to remain
the same. Jesus came, lived
and died so that we would have
life not merely an existence,
but an abundant life. In John
10:10, Jesus states that it is the
devil who has come to steal, kill
and destroy. Is your life one of
constant upheaval and destruc-
tion? Do you find your dreams
and plans constantly being
aborted? That sounds like the
work of the enemy who takes
pleasure in accomplishing his
purpose.


Radisson Hotel Miami. For
more information, visit
www.utd.org.

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

Operation Turnaround is
hosting its monthly
Community Task Force on
April 20 at 9 a.m. with com-
munity and government rep-
resentatives. For more infor-
mation, please call Pastor
Anthony Dawkins at 305-962-
3517 or 305-693-8227.
********
The Miami Central Senior
High Alumni Association
meets regularly on the 2nd
and 4th Wednesdays each
month. The next meeting is


the Road to Calvary,' April 14 at
7 p.m. For more information,
please contact the pastor at
305-754-5300 or 305-336-
0404.
********
Reverend Zachary W. Royal
and the St. Mary's First
Missionary Baptist Church will
celebrate their 83rd year of
worship, April 17, 19, 21 and
23. For more information on
times and speakers, call 305-
443-8166.

Pastor Boyce and New Life
Family Worship Center
invites everyone out to their
Easter celebration on April 16


Jesus did not have to die for
us to continue to destroy our
lives and live unproductively.
He did not have to die for us to
be in bondage to drugs, alcohol,
sexual perversions, abuse and
violence. That is the devil's job
and no matter what we might
think of him, he does his job
quite well. Jesus died so that
we might be released from what
was, what happened, who did it
and why they keep doing it! He
died to release us from genera-
tional curses of poverty and
lack. He died so that someone
in the family does not have to go
to jail or be a criminal. He died
so that we could live an abun-
dant, fruitful life.


April 12 at 7 p.m. in the
school's auditorium. For more
information, call Renae at
954-439-5361 or email
Shopaholic769@aol.com.

Class Meetings
Miami Northwestern's
Class of 1956, Invincibles II,
will be celebrating its 50th
class reunion. Classmates are
invited to join us June 8 19.
For more information, please
call Bettie Clay Anderson at
305-625-6744 or Elizabeth
McDugle Davis at 305-693-
2854.

The B.T.W class of 1961
will meet April 15 at 3 p.m. at
Our Saviour Lutheran Church
to plan for the 45th reunion,
June 1-4. For more informa-
tion, please call 305-332-
3951.
*******
The Student Service


at 11 a.m. For more informa-
tion, please call 305-623-0054.

Pastor Cecil Lamb and the
Spirit of Christ Church family
presents: 'You Make a
Difference Easter Weekend,'
April 14-15 with a free concert,
carnival and health fair. For
more information, please call
305-935-5001.

God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to praise and
worship the Lord on April 16 at
4 p.m. with Minister Tim
Glaster and Evangelist Joanne
Glaster. For more information,


Purpose in your heart this
Easter season that it will truly
be a new one for you. If you say
as you read this column that
you do not have problems in the
areas that I mentioned, then
consider that you might have
fallen into a spirit of lethargy or
laziness. Do you think that
things are so perfect in your life
that you cannot grow in the
Lord? Are there assignments
that God has given you to
accomplish that are sitting in
the back burner of your mind?
I pray that your Easter will
truly be a time of Resurrection,
renewal, revival and restora-
tion. Happy Resurrection Day
to All!!


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
coming 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 miamitedito-
rial@bellsouth.net or mail
to 900 NW 54th Street,
Miami, 33127-1818. For fur-
ther information, call 305-
694-6216.


call 786-258-1826.

The Coconut Grove
Ministerial Alliance invites you
to come and join us as we cele-
brate holy week, April 14-16, at
St. Matthews Community
Baptist Church. For more infor-
mation, call 305-443-5683.

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


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Curry. Tues 9:30am
* Spirit & Soul featuring:
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Business Showcase
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* Livin' Right Teen Show, Sa, 11:00am
* Back to the Bible, Alternating M, 9:00am
* Let's Talk Money, Alternatirg W, 9:00 am
* Gospel News Now, M-F 3:00pm
a Talking Sports, Sa 5:00pm
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a Quartet Corner, Sun, 7:30am
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93" Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93"' Street
305-836-0942
Order of Services
I I a.m...Mornming Worship
Evening Worship
Isl & 3rd Sunday ........6 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ...7 p.m.
L dwebsite: cnihc.org




Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12' Ave.
305-751-9323
Order of Services:
drly Wor ship ..............7 a.m.
Sunday School............. 9 a.m.
N BC ............................ 10:05 a.m.
SWorship ....................... I a.m.
W nstl hi ..............10.. p.m.
Miss on and Bible Class
Monday ............... ........:30 p.m.



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

Order of Services:
Iar n g mWor% ill..I & 3,t SI
Morl~lbllll" \Vorship ................. 6I:30 i1.111.
Plll r Servi.. ................... 7:30 i1 .
%Bitle S y.slly.............................S p niI.
( 'hll CZ SO ht I l.................. ) il+111,




/Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68" Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(2.3 4.5"' Sunday) ......8: am
Sunday School ..........9:45 am
IMo ning Service ..... 11:n 0 a I
Communion Service
(fitslll. bcl be IP Sunday) 7:3 pmn
i J Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm



Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4"' Street, Homestead 33136
305-246-2265
Order of Services:
SuiIdt iy Scl l .......... 10:30 il.ll.
Sim,. Moningrii SivS......12 ptl.
ivellninl Worship Sc'V.....6 Im.
''l sdi; l "Yy ith Nighti "... p.m .
Wed. "Nosnl iDay Prayehr"i.. 12 p.m p
Wed. Niglh Bible Sitldy..... p.m.
Thursday Night "'Covingnm B ible
College ........... 6-10 p.m..
I:Fidl;ay Night Worship Se'v... 81 1


Apostolic Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
305-836-1224
Order of Services
New lime for T.V. Program
FOR HOPE FOR TODAY
StiL i t, 11 (111 ),, 7. 1 I1 II
Wedl.- Intl nllVss ay Plyer a.m.- 12 p.n.
M ing Servi .................I I .
siu.- Eve. w mb p ...........p7:.30i. pi.
Tues. -Prayer Meelillg........ 7:.0 p
F I.i.- Bible Study .................7:3 1pn.



Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
305-836-4555
Order of Services:
Sutilay ) Momin ........... ..
SSunday School.............10 i.r.
Sunday Evening .............6 p.ni.
Mon. Excellence ........7:311 p.n.
Tue. Bible Class .........7:3 m.
Thurs. Fellowship .........11 a.
Ist Sun. Song Plclice ..6 p.m.


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


St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3"' Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
15 Early SuN7 d7ly
SMorning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30 a.ml.
Molrning Worship ...II Ia.m. I
Natu' fin" Baptist Churches
(B B.T.U.) 5 p.Im.
Evening Worship ........7 p.m.
Meeting ........ (Tus.) 7 p.m.




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

Order of Services:
Bible Sl tlv W ed........... .. ... 8 1.11.
Sulld;y Sc hlol...............1....10 am .
Simn. WOlshipl SeI'V........ m 1:30 l.m.
Wed. Nigl hillerce\sw ly IPrayer"
hroml 7:311 o 8 p.lm.
1 Sutnday Worshi) Service..6:30 p.m.


Brownsville
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
305-634-6604
Order of Services
LsI Day Sundiay Schl .......9:45ani
Stlltday Mominll Wolship .....I Ia.lll
ItIulll y Mi ,.s ihle Sltuly ....5 p lm.
Sunday Laldies Bihle Sludy ...5 p..
Sunday Evensingl Whiilp ...... .6 pt.m.
I'tll es.day Nightl Bibl.Sludy ....7:.3()pinI
nuiaiily Monminig Bihle Clas' I I a.i.
I'Ih TrIansFportion availlale Call:
3015-64-4i5( 3015-691-61S4


Christian Hill AME Church
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
LM09@BellSouth.Net/
www.lmgolf.com
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday's
Sunday School.....................9:3 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........ I a.m.
Free Golf Every 2"' & 4" Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf Course


New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International


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


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

SEarly Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church Schi(xl 9:30 a.m.
IMorning Worship .'...II a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
I Tues. behloe the Ist Sun.....7 p.m.
BT A Mid-week Worship




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

Order of Services:
Early Morning Worship.7:30a.m.
Sunday School ..........5):3(0a.mn.
Morning Worship ..... I Ia.m.
WEDI)NISDAY
Prayer Meeting ............7:30 p.m.
Bible Study ..................8 p.m .




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

Order of Services:
sumtllay Morill Serices
SmIy i SchI ol)............. I .
W rship Service.......... ..II .m.
Ti 'uesday Bible Stludy- ..8. p.. I
]' I a l r Sdervite .... pI.m


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


New Vision For Christ
Ministries
13650 N.E. 10'" Avenue
305-899-7224
Order of Services:
t nrly Sunday Worshil...7:30 .m.
Sunday Sciiool ................):311) ..
Sunxld y Momiing WT.Ship..I11 tun.
Sunday Evening Service .. p.m.
Tuclsday Ptaycr Meeting ...7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ...7:30 p.m.
"Notl Just .a Chtlrh B ii Movci1emen1"



Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3"' Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 30 -573-4060-Fax 305-255-854
Order of Services:
Sunday Schl )I........... .9:45 a.m.
Still. MW illng rVs...+..I I I l.Tn,

Fel dinle Ministry...... (lO .m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer..6:30 pmn
"rhurs. 1tttrc1c milliitry.6...:30 p.ln



Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
S ulll; ly SC t l ............ 9:30 i ;lll.
JI il Morning Praise/Worship ..] I a.1.
S0I Y 1,Ith Choir- Silatuiay ......11 a.l.
I cPrayer Meeing, & Bible Sitldy
Tuesday 7 p.m..

II II


S Ebeezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
305-635-7413
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m./- 1:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesdiay
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
SPrayer Meeting Tues. 6 p.m.




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

Order of Services:
Mon. thru Fri. Noon Day Praycr
Bible Sludy...Thurs....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...7-11 a.m.
Sunday School.......9:3(1 a.m.


Friendship Misionary "
Baptist Church
\vWW 'I.ll, I i i"nT| llll ili;l :.2r
I'riendshilli ycraw lbcllsmifl h.in
740 N.W. 58h Street
Miami, FL
305-759-8875
S Order ofser-vircs
Ilolr oI Pryer.......... 6:30 a.mo.
iEaly Morningu Worship...7:30 a.m..
Sunidlay School.... ...... :30 .i.
Morning W ,trshtip............I I1 a.m.
1 I lI Y uIMiisltiy Stldy.....Wcd......7 p.m.
e lycr/Biie Stly.....We ......7 p .m.
I Nixtidaiy AIlar Ptniyer...(M-F)
Feedlint lle I liitiily every
Wetlldnesdliy....... I ;t.n.- .i .



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

Order of Services:
SLIIId luVs- ( rhll'ch SCh l............... l0 im.M .
Wm* ip Service .............. 1I 1:15a.m.
tlesd:ys Bible CI lss ..............7 p.111.
41h SuiId:a Eveniug Wori h ip. ......... 6 p.I.


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


The Soul Saving Station O0
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
www.ssschristscrusadersfla.org
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
Sunday School ........... 9 a.1 .
Sunday Worship..l I a.m. & 7 p.m
Tuesday Worship.......7:45 p.m.
;Noon Day Prayer.......Mon.-l ri.
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SVictory on the Rock >
Ministries, Inc.
16178 NW 27th Avenue
305-625-3376 / 305-333-3144


Order of Services:
SL1lltll;y MMornin11..............) i1.11.
Wednih,,l.iy Nihl I illI Slud I
7 p.m.


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In order for a child to receive
the services offered through
these programs, the students
must first be given a mini-
mum three-day Notice of
Suspension by their schools.
Before any child is enrolled in
the program, however, they
must be accompanied by a
parent and or guardian.
The longevity of the pro-


gram is evidence of its com-
mitment to life-altering
endeavors that seek to pro-
vide life coping skills, mentor-
ing and tutoring to these
youths.
Questioned about the suc-
cess of the program and its
participants, Roberts said,
"We can't take full responsibil-
ity for all of the success...we're
not a panacea...we're just one
component trying to help out
wherever we can. The DJJ and


the CDBG (Community
Development Block Grant) are
also involved in the program's
survival."
"The F.A.S.T program seems
to be working for my son, he's
back in school and I haven't
had a problem with him...
since leaving the program,"
Williams said.
For additional information
concerning F.A.S.T, contact
them at 305-751-1295, ext.
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Sunrise service at
First Baptist Church
of Brownsville

First Baptist Church of
Brownsville and Antioch of
Brownsville is announcing
their first joint Easter Sunrise
Service starting at 6:30 a.m.
The host church is First
Baptist with Antioch in charge
of the service. First Baptist
and Antioch Choirs will com-
bine to render an inspirational
song service.
Rev. Larry Lovett will bring
the Easter Sunrise Message.
Rev. McGee states that it is
truly a divine vision for First
Baptist and Antioch to wor-
ship together at "The House of
Love."
The community at large is
cordially invited to join us on
this auspicious occasion, as
we commemorate the death
and resurrection of our Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Family and friends day at Mt. Calvary


Reverend Billy Strnage of
the St. James Missionary
Baptist Church, Key West,
will kick-off our Family and
Friends/Old Fashioned Day
celebration beginning
Monday, April 17 through
Thursday, April 20, nightly
at 7:30 p.m.
Reverend Dr. Samuel
Atchison is the pastor.
For more information, call
the church at 305-759-8226.


Reverend Billy Strange


Where ever you are, Jesus is there too


Ecclesiasles 5:1 "There is all
kinds of times ride the tide
of time. Never give up because
the ride is rough.
Jesus will save you where
ever you are. You are the light,
I can't see it! It is getting dim.
From wherever you are Jesus
is there, right now. He doesn't
need a key to get into your
room. Jesus will find you and
save you, heal you and deliver
you, at the bar, night club,
nude club, the drug house,
prostitute house, ball game,
crack house, beach party,
swimming pool, office party,
school house, college dorm,
girlfriend's house, boyfriend's
house, gambling house, at the
store, lottery line, hospital,
prison, jailhouse, nursing


Bishop John Wilson
home, street corner and He
will save you from yourself.
You are your worst enemy.
Don't forget the mourning
bench and the tarrying room.
Write to P. O. Box 531078,
Miami, FL 33153.


Poetry slam at the Driftwood center
Poets, ages 8-80+, will get a Wednesday, April 16 at the
chance to share their writing Driftwood Community Center,
gift, get published and at the 3000 N. 79th Avenue in
same time, compete for cash Hollywood, from 7 to 9 p.m.
prizes at a Poetry Slam being Admission is free.
sponsored by The Living Poets' There is a small registration
Society, a ministry of "Let me fee. Register by calling 954-
tell you a story 274-9827 or by e-mailing:
Ministries, Inc., on wewriteforgod(@aol.com.


"March for Jesus" in your area April 15
All churches are invited to name.
"March for Jesus" in your area Join New Beginning Church
on April 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. of Deliverance of All Nations,
Wear red and white. 15th Avenue and 70th Street,
Proclaim victory in Jesus' 786-263-2267.


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


MARY E. ANDERSON


'GRANDSEE'


03/22/22 04/17/05

We think of you always, but es-
pecially today.
You will never be forgotten, al-
though you are gone away.
Your memory if a keepsake
with which we never part.
God has you in his keeping; we
have you in our heart.
The Family


Death Notice

THELMA MAE LEE, 80,
died April 10, 2006 at home.
Services will be 10 a.m.,
Wednesday, April 19 at Mt.
Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church.
Arrangements entrusted to
Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt
Mortuary.


Death Notice

MARY 'MS. LOUISE'
MCCLAIN, of MiamiGardens
died April 5, 2006 in Chicago,
IL.
Services will be 11 a.m.,
Friday, April 14 at Cage
Funeral. Chapel in Chicago,
IL. The burial Will al-
so be in Chicago.
Her husband, Gilbert
McClain proceeded her in
death on January 31, 2006 in
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In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


MIA SNOOKY' MARKS

11/12/69 04/13/99

Missed by family and a host of
friends.


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


MRS. GWENDOLYN FOX
FERNANDEZ

11/13/10 04/17/00

It's been six years since you left
us. We love and miss you. You
are forever in our hearts forever.
Your children


In Memoriam-

In loving memory of,


WILLIAM PINDER, SR.

02/28/1900 04/12/85

May light perpetual shine on
him and his soul rest in peace.
The Family


Death Notice


JANET COLSON, of 45064
Colson, Callahan, FL 32011-.:
3611, died April 6, 2006.
She was employed by the
Miami Heart Institute for 32
years.
Service Saturday, April 15,
2006, 1 p.m. at Greater Mt.,
Pleasant Missionary Baptist,
Church, 45031 Historic Lane,:
Callahan, FL 32011-3611.
Reverend C.J. Brown is the pas-
tor.
Viewing Friday, April 14, 2006,"
4-9 p.m. at the mortuary.
Services entrusted by Marion
Graham Mortuaries, 1504
Gandy Street, Jacksonville, FL
32208, 904-765-0310. jP
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Happy Birthday

In loving memory of, '


GEORGE JOSEPH

' 03/02/38 04/12/05

It's been a year since you've
been gone.
Your presence is truly missed.
We love you
Pearl and the family



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death, employment, and
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ERIC DANIEL SMITH, 54,
Bahamas Air
middle manag-
er, died April 6 at
Cedars Medical
Center.
Memorial serv-
ice Wednesday,
April 19, 7:30
p.m. at The
Church of the
Resurrection,
Biscayne Park. Remains will be
shipped to Nassau, Bahmas for
final rites and burial.

JIMMIE LEE GRANGER, 82,
laborer for truck
driving compa-
ny, died April 9
at his home.
Service Friday,
11 a.m. in the
chapel.




BETTY DAVIS SALTER, 95,
homemaker,
died April 5 at
Aventu ra
Hospital .
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 10
a.m. at United
Ch ristian
Fellowship
Community
Ministries.

E.A. Stevens
WILLIE LEE HILL, SR., 76, 727
SW 5th Street, Dania Beach, died
April 10 at his home. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. at New Hope
Baptist Church, Hollywood.

Barrett-Fryar
DONALD 'DONALD BO'
EDWARDS, 57 Richmond Heights,
died April 5 at Jackson South
Hospital. Services were held
Thursday.

Grace
ALPHONSO McMILLAN, SR.,
46, construction
worker, died
April 3 at North
Shore Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the
chapel.



PAMELA AIDA REYNA, 50, died
April 3 at Aventura Hospital.
Services were held.

Po
LLOYD DAVIS, SR., 69, laborer
construction,
died April 5.
Survivors:
daughters,
Cordell and
Frances Vivian;
sons, Lloyd, Jr.,
James, Micheal,
Agur and
Winslow.

Saturday, 3 p.m. in the chapel.

ROSA LEE McWHITE, 84,
domestic cook'
private homes,
died April 3 at
Gramercy Park
Nursing Home.
Services were
held.




MARVELLA DONTHAN STIR-
RUP, 87, housewife own home,
died March 29 at Palm Garden
Nursing Home. Services were held.

In Memoriam


LEOLA WALKER


09/20/24 04/12/05

It's been a year since you have
been gone.
Mom, your sweet memories will
remain in our hearts for a life-
time.
We love and miss you dearly.
From your children


CLYDE SHAW, 63, roofer, died
Survivors: wife,
Christine
McGhee; four
children, nine
step children.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 1 p.m.
in the chapel.



LEROY DENNIS, 69, restaurant
waiter, died April
5 at Aventura
Ho sr p i t a e

Saturday, 3 p.m.
in the chapel. d





FRANKIE INGRAM, 74, house-
keeper, died April 5 at Parkway
Regional Medical Center. Remains
will be shipped to Guyton Funeral
Home in Bainbridge, GA for final
rites and burial.

JOHNNY CLAYTON, 51, conven-
tion center laborer, died April 4 at
Cedars Medical Center. Remains
will be shipped to Jester Mortuary in
Camilla, GA for final rites and burial.

KEVIN BUTLER, 48, staff mem-
ber at Illinois Wesleyan University,
died April 1 in Bloomington, Illinois.
Survivors: uncle, Andrew Robinson;
12 cousins and other relatives and
friends. Service Tuesday, 4 p.m. at
St. John Institutional Baptist
Church.

Richardson
AMANDA OWENS, 103, died
April 3. Services were held.

THEODORE VERNALD
GREENSLADE, 60, died April 3.
Remains were shipped to Bimini,
Bahamas for final rites and burial.

DARLENE F. GARDNER, 48,
died in San Francisco, California.
Service Saturday in the chapel.

JEFFERY ANTHONY WRIGHT,
45. Services were held.


Martha B. Solomon
THELMA MITCHELL ARRING-
TON, 73, died April 6 at Parkway
Regional Medical Center. Service
Friday, 11 a.m. in the chapel.

SID REATH, 37, cook, died March
24 at North Shore Medical Center.
Services were held.

itier
LONNIE WILSON, 59, orderly for
Mt. Sinai
Hospital, died
March 25 at
J ac kson
HospitaI .
Services were
held.


ROBERT CAIPHAS BULLARD,
SR., 74, laborer
at Lagorce Golf,
died March 25
at Franco
Nursing Home.
Services were
held.




HENRY ARTHUR CHANDLER,
52, custodian for Dade County
Schools, died at North Shore
Medical Center. Services were held.

Jay's
ELIJAH WEBSTER, 1 day old,
Perrine, died March 31 at Baptist
Hospital. Services were held.

CHARLES LINDER, 75, Naranja,
died April 7 at home. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. in the chapel.

SAMUEL RENDER, died April 8.
Arrangements are incomplete.

JESSICA HARRIS, 56, died April
9 at home. Arrangements are
incomplete.

Carey Royal *
Ram'n
ARNOLD STEPHENS, 45, died
April 4 at home. Service Wednesday,
10 a.m. in the chapel.

MATTHEW CONNOR, Miami
Beach, died April 6 at Mt. Sinai Medical
Center. Remains will be shipped to
New York City for final rites and burial.

HORACE STRICKLAND, 76, died
April 8 at home. Service Friday, 11
a.m. in the chapel.

MARTHA WELLS, 31, Weston,
died April 9 at Cleveland Clinic
Hospital. Arrangements are incom-
plete.
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Range


ELDORA AIKEN, 81, retired pas-
try chef for the
Marriott Hotel,
died April 7.

band, James
Survivors: hus-

Aiken; son,
Pasco Walker;
adopted daugh-
ter, Patricia
Anderson; and a
host of brothers-
in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren,
great granchildren, nieces, nephews
and friends. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. at New Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church.

MAURICE BANNERMAN, 47,
telemarketer, died April 16. Sevices
were held.

Range
Coconut Grove
GRACE GOODMAN WILLIAMS,
55, employee of
Mercy Hospital,
died April 8.
Survivors: hus-
band, Sam
Williams; son,
Jesse Cephus,
Jr.; daughters,
Ad ri an ne
Green, Yonyetta
Green, Paulette
Graham, Aurelia, Octavia and April
Goodman; sister, Cerietta Wilder;
brother, Gus Goodman. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Greater St.
Paul A.M.E. Church.

WILLIS McFADDEN, 49, Miami-
Dade County Public Schools custo-
dian of South Miami, died April 4 at
home. Survivors: father, Earnest
McFadden; daughter, LaShun
Jones; son, Willis McFadden, Jr.
and Tristan Delonzo McFadden;
sister, Julia Williams; brothers,
Jerry, Joseph, Daniel and Jerome
McFadden. Services were held.

Royal
MARGARET HILTON, 69, died
April 2.
Arrangements
are incomplete.








ALBERTA HOLLIS, 78, died April
7. Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Greater
New Bethel
Baptist Church.






MATTHEW SHINE, 70, died April
5. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at Faith
Temple Community Church of
Jesus.

JOSEPH HALES, 78, died April
3. Arrangements are incomplete.

PEARL CLARK, 58, died April 9.
Arrangements are incomplete.

WILLIE LOUIS, 72, died April 4.
Service Wednesday, 1 p.m. at
Notre-Dame Catholic Church.


In Memoriam


In loving memory of,


KENNY ANDRE COTTMAN

aka 'TWIN' and 'SNOOP'

12/16/71 04/15/05

It's been one year since you left
us. Gone but never forgotten.
Your mother, brothers, daugh-
ters, sorrowing relatives and
friends miss you dearly.
Your legacy of love and kind-
ness lives on in us.
Our family wishes to express
our sincere thanks to all the
wonderful friends, neighbors
and colleagues for continued
prayers, calls, visits and all acts
of kindness that is still being
shown to us.
I


LEROY BROWN, SR., 70, labor-
er, died April 7.
Survivors: moth-
er, Prophet
Minnie Thomas;
two sons, Leroy
Brown, Jr. and
Ramon Brown;
wife, Aileen
Brown; aunts,
Minnie Brown,
Mary Lou
Williams, Eunice Bell and Ida
Jackson; a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins and other relatives. Service
Thursday, 10 a.m. at St. Luke
Missionary Baptist Church.

JOSEPH LAMAR ROBINSON,
74, taxi cab driver, died April 3.
Services were held.

Wright
ANTRONN MARABLE, 22, STU-
DENT, died
April 8 at home.
Survivors:
mother Karole
Mingle; father,
Darryl Marable;
stepmother,
Shelreba
Marable; grand-
parents, Clinton
Marable and
Janice Chaney; and sisters,Trelany
Moton, Latoya Moton and
Shondrell. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. atApostolic Revival Center.

RUBY LEE WYATT, 57, nurse
died April 8 at
Cedars Hospital
Survivors: a
loyal friend,
Helena Guess;
son, Terrance
Wyatt; grand-
children,
Terrance, Jr.
and Desiree;
and daughter-
in-law, Christine. Service Saturday,
10 a.m. at Mt. Tabor Missionary
Baptist Church. Interment Southern
Memorial Park.

JANET A. BELL BETHEL, 62,
died in Albany,
Georgia.
Survivors: son,
Lorenzo; and
sisters, Grace
Williams,
Brenda
Wimber ly,

Williams and
Geneva
Murphy. Services Saturday, 1 p.m.
at the First Baptist Church of
Brownsville. Interment Southern
Memorial Park.

IZAYAH HARDAWAY, died April
8. Survivors:
m o t h e r
Lahkeetha
Mears; father,
Michael
Hardaway.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Wright Funeral
*C h a p e I
Interment at
Dade Memorial Park.


Gregg L. Mason
CATHERINE RUSS BLATCH,
82, died April
6th. Survivors:
her sons,
Gregory
(Carlotta), Erick
(Shirley), and
Norman Blatch
(Delores); broth-
er, William C.
Stafford; five
grandchildren;
and a host of other family members
and friends. Visitation Tuesday, 6-9
p.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic
Church; 1301 NW 71st Street.
Service Wednesday (today), 10
a.m. at the church.


Happy Birthday


In loving memory of,


REGINALD MOORE, JR.

04/10/82 06/12/03

Al, we love you and miss you so
much.
Happy Birthday. Love Tangela
and Reginald. Sr. and Brittany
and Bianca. too.


Death Notice


MARGARET JAMMIE LEE
HUGHES WRIGHT WILSON,
the youngest of five daughters of
the late James and Matilda Ford
Hughes, was born November 6,
1928, in Raymond Mississippi.
She received her early educa-
tion and Christian upbringing in
Hampton, Mississippi, and grad-
uated from Hollandale Colored
High school in Hollandale, MS.
She attended Tougaloo College
where she played on the basket-
ball team and sang in the con-
cert choir. Upon receiving her
degree in biology, she returned
home to begin her teaching
career at Hollandale Colored
High School.
She married the late Willie
Wright, and the newlyweds
moved to Miami, Florida to live.
To this union, two children were
born: Wilma N. Wright and
James H. Wright.
Later in life, she married Staff
Sgt. Jackie E. Wilson, Sr., retired
U.S. Air Force. Margaret contin-
ued her teaching career that
would span more than five
decades with Miami-Dade County
Public Schools. She began teach-
ing at Mays Junior/Senior High
School in the 1950's, then trans-
ferring to Miami Killian Senior
High in 1969, and retiring from
the Outreach Program via the
Miami Halfway House in 2003,
after a year-long illness.
Margaret was also active in her
community as a speaker for
many Women's Day occasions in
various churches and women's
groups throughout the county.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


She was also a member of Zeta
Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She was
also actively involved in fund
raising for the Diabetes Associa-
tion when her health permitted
it. In later years, as a member of
Bethel Full Gospel Baptist
church, she was apart of the Se-
nior Ministry.
On Sunday, April 2, 2006, God
received her into His heavenly
kingdom. She leaves to celebrate
her homegoing: her husband,
Jackie, Sr.; her sister, Beatrice
Broady of Marian. CA; her
daughter, Wilma (David) Moss;
her son, James (Marcia) Wright;
her stepson, Jackie (Lisa) Wilson,
Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; and her
eight grandchildren.
The family received friends at
Caballero-Woodlawn Funeral
Home in Kendall on Sunday,
April 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Services
were 11 a.m. on Monday, April
10 at Bethel Full Gospel Baptist
Church, 14440 Olivia Edwards
(Lincoln) Blvd., in Richmond
Heights.

Happy Birthday


In loving memory of,


extends sincere appreciation
for your many acts of support
and kindness during this diffi-
cult time. We are especially
grateful to the Reverend Canon
Richard Barry and the entire
church family of the Historic St.
Agnes' Episcopal Church; doc-
tors and staff at Jackson
Memorial Hospital, University of
Miami Hospital and Clinics, and
Sylvester Comprehensive
Cancer Center; Miami Alumnae
and Dade County Alumnae
Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority; Miami Alumni Chapter
of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity;
Florida Department of Labor;
GRANDCo; Gregg L. Mason
Funeral Home; neighbors and
friends.


04/15/57 04/14/03

Three years have passed and
we still miss you. We will forever
,cherish your memory.
Happy Birthday! Your loving
family.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


Death Notice


MARSHA PATRICIA LEWIS

04/14/57 01/30/05

For God so loved the world that
he have his only begotten son,
that whoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have
everlasting life.
Gone, but not forgotten, we
miss you sadly.
The Family


Public Notice

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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 servic-
es. Additional information
and photo may be included
for a nominal charge. The
deadline is Monday at 3:30
p.m.


EDWARD JOSEPH
CLARKE, 47, died. Survivors:
his parents, Claude and Lurine
Clark; daughters, Carol J.
Clarke and Elaine Clarke Dean
(Emmanuel); bother, Rodney E.
Clarke; nieces, Angela and
Michelle Clarke; and a host of
other family members and
friends. Visitation Saturday, 2-4
p.m. at the Funeral Home.
Service Monday, April 17, 2006
at 11 a.m. at Church of the
Nazarene, 375 NE 164th
Terrace. Service entrusted to
Gregg L. Mason Funeral Home,
10936 NE 6th Avenue, 305-757-
9000.


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extended light each week. It's
almost like getting another full
day, or is it? More time to do
more things? Whatever hap-


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not enough time to get philo-
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go out on a limb and assume
that you too "sprung forward"
along with your clocks. My
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make good use of these extra
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Cora S. Johnson, president,
Mary Ann Thomas McCloud
and members of the Egelloc
Civic and Social Club present-
ed their Thirty-Seventh Annual
"Men Of Tomorrow," last
Saturday, at the James L.
Knight Center under the
theme: Men Of Tomorrow
Preparing Today To Lead before
a filled auditorium of
family members,
female guests, church
members and friends.
It was an elegant
evening with fineries
worn by the member-
ships: tuxedos of white
on white by the young
men, pastel gowns by
the female guests and PRI
after five-outfits by
others in attendance. The early
arrivals entered a room trans-
formed into a fairyland, likened
to that of Disney World, with
complimentary music provided
by the Phi Psi Band.
Participants on the program
included Hilda Martin, parent
president, Mary G. Salary,
Marietta Bullard, Laurice
Hepburn, Deborah Carter,
Mary L. Dunn and T. Eileen
Martin-Major, who represent-


4


ed the late Christina M. Eve,
founder and scholarship origi-
nator.
Speaking of scholarships,
Major recognized and invited
recipients Peter Rose, Jahmal
Ervin and Anthony Holmes,
Miami Carol City seniors, as
the 2006 winners based on a
GPAs ranging from 4.04 to
5.03, The eleventh-
grade men observed the
reward so they may
emulate them for the
next scholarship pres-
entation.
Cecil Duffie won first
place in the talent expo,
essay contest and
Sentreprenuership;
TT Todd Ballou, Jr., won
first place, Black
History Project, second in the
essay and third in entre-
prenuership; Second place
went to Justin O'Ferrall,
Spencer Everett and
Cameron Thomas; and 3rd
place went to Garland
Williamson, Everett, Louis
Powell and Ali Cannon.
Everyone applauded McCloud
for an extraordinary job.


Kudos go out to Dr. Shelby
R., Chipman, a former band
director at Miami Central and
present assistant professor
and band director at Florida
A&M University, who was laud-
ed for his work: Perceptions of
At-Risk Students by Florida
Secondary School Band
Directors. It can be found in
the Florida Music Director mag-
azine on pages 10-14.
Chipman emphasizes 10-
steps on why at-risk students
fail; 10-steps on getting them
involved in music; and
10-questions for band
directors to evaluate
themselves in meeting
the needs of at-risk
students. His mother,
Ms. Ella Shelby, and
family members are
extremely proud of his
accomplishments,along
with his former stu- HAR.
dents he touched while
teaching band in Miami.


A salute goes out to Peter
Harden, basileus and Dr.
Herman Pratt, vice basileus,
members of Sigma Alpha
Chapter of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc., who lead the
brothers to Macon, GA. to par-
ticipate in the seventh District
Conference, where they joined
brothers from Georgia,
Mississippi and Alabama. This
event also recognized Dr.
Edward Braynon, former 30th
Grand Basileus and R.T.
Fisher, past basileus.
Pratt also emphasized
upcoming events of the chapter


that include a retreat to
Naples. a talent hunt,
Achievement Week, Founders
Day, Charitable Contributions
on the local scene and the
Conclave during the summer.
Harden and the brothers
thank James B. Randolph for
convening the meeting at his
home and the delectables
served after the meeting.
******
When Chester Coachman,
Sr. emigrated from
Donaldsonville, GA.,
he, subsequently, was
joined by his brothers
Edward, Harold and
Buford; followed by his
children: Gary, Brad
and Gail Alexander.
The aforementioned
and more surprised
him with a birthday
DEN party last Saturday at
Arcola Lakes Park for
which 200 people showed up.
As the early arrivals came,
they saw Brad, Gary and Gail
putting the finishing touches
on the soul menu consisting of
barbecue ribs, chicken, crab
and rice, pigeon peas and rice,
macaroni and greens. Daniel
Seymour was entertaining the
guests with his array of dance
movements
While the guests waited for
the full-course, Korry
Alexander, grandson, learned
to prepare conch fritters from
Chester and kept the guests
munching while the honoree
organized the many cards and
gifts he received from family
and friends. Gail orgqanized


her students to serve the sen-
ior citizens and paint the faces
of the children. Kudos go out to
Chavon Ellington, Kelli
Newsome, Thomeka
Johnson, Kayla Ellison.
Kenneshia Seymour and
Ashley Cannady from
Allapattah Middle.
Before everyone finished eat-
ing, happy birthday was sang
and Chester
announced receiving
monetary gifts, pres-
ents and a huge plant.
His wife, Ellen, a
nurse at North Shore,
thanked everyone for
coming.
Other guests includ-
ed Sheena Ellison; SB
Danny Coachman; CHII
Barbara Coachman;
Voncile Clinces;
Daniel Coachman; Rolando
and Catherine Ramos,
Sarasota; Chester and
Tammie Coachmen, Jr.,
South Carolina; Jalen, Aaron
and Jaylaw, sons of Korry;
Heiga Coachman; Mary
Hinch; Lavonia Robinson;
Laurice Hepburn; Joe and
Shelia Mack; Brenda Hadley;
Constance Pinkney George
Butler; Coach Bo and Katie
Arnold; Annie West; Lorraine
F. Strachan; Jesse and Irene
Hayes and the best dresser,
John Howard.
******
Reverend Dr. George McRae;
Reverend Devin Brown;
Pauline Wright, missionary
president; Demtrice Deloach,
chairperson; and Lisa


Hayward, co-chair, are to be
commended for organizing the
youth of Mount Tabor Baptist,
Church and providing them
with biblical skills to assist the
sick, homeless and feed the
hungry.
The youth were treated to an
annual Youth Picnic at Arcola
Lakes Park with a 'soul food'
menu, games and a bouncer.
Among the 100 in
attendance were Ellis
Canty, Leslie Killings,
Warren T. and Jara W.
Bonds, Christian and
Justis Harward,
Terrell, Alvin,
Anthony, Varis
Collins, James Bently,
Lawrence Josey, Miles
MAN Johnson, Michael
Brandan, Nicholas and
Justin Harrington,
Montrel Sandiago, Tyrone
Harris, Deon Lewis Brandon
and Brice Brewsters, Shawn
Payne, Akian, Christian and
Bryton LeGree, Niger Berry
and Nathaniel Pace, Jr.
Also in attendance were
Imani, Alexis and Nathalie
Johnson, Aliyah Coleman,
Aleisha and Ashley Ponder,
Ariel, Brielle and Danielle
Walker, Raven and Kayla
Hinington, Brianna
Herringto, Virginia Hayward,
Brittany Samuels and A.
Johnson.
Chaperones were Portie
Kelly, Brenda Floyd,
Marguerite McKain, Willie
Miller, Tracey Wright,
Charlene Bell, Darlene
Walker, Gregory Walker and P.
Pace.


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African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center 2166
MLK Blvd.
EXHIBITION
The Sixth Annual Oscar
Thomas Memorial
People's Art Exhibition

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'Ancient Kingdoms of Africa' was
painted in acrylic by 84 year old
master artistian Charles Mills
from Broward County.

The 6th Annual Oscar
Thomas Memorial People's
Art Exhibition, unveiled new
works on April 3 by South


Florida African World
artists, special guest artists
and a special remembrance.
The exhibit runs through
May 21, so be sure to stop
by the Amadlozi Gallery in
the Cultural Arts Center.
Gallery hours are Monday-
Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
or by appointment.
For further information,
please call 305-638-6771.
April Birthday Party of
Cultural Icons
The 6th Annual Oscar
Thomas Memorial People's
Art Exhibition presents an
April Birthday Party cele-
brating all April birthdays
and the lives of cultural
icons who share the birth
month of Oscar Thomas fea-
turing a special multi-media
presentation in the Wendell
A. Narcisse Performing Arts
Theater at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts
Center, 2166 Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Boulevard,
Thursday evening, April 20,
from 6 9 p.m.
A birthday cake and
refreshments will be served.


Admission is free and open
to the public. Call 305-904-
7620 or 786-260-1246.
Calabash Visual Arts
Festival
The Calabash Visual Arts
Festival is designed primari-
ly to showcase and support
visual artists, as well as
focus on the various modes,
methods, techniques and
forms of visual expressions.
Several stations within the
Center will serve as exhibit
halls to focus on unique art
expressions, modes and
methodologies.
The Calabash Visual Arts
Festival will be hosted by the
African Heritage Cultural
Arts Center in partnership
with the Kuumba Arts
Collective on May 13 at 11
a.m. until 6 p.m. If you are
interested in helping, call
305-638-6771.
Joseph Caleb Auditorium
5400 NW 22 Ave.
Music Legend Hugh
Masekela in Concert
Presented as part of
Heart of the City Series
at Caleb Auditorium
Celebrated as a worldwide
superstar and music inno-
vator, 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 presents 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 are $30 for preferred
seating and $25 for general
admission and can be pur-
chased at the Caleb box
office or any Ticketmaster
outlet.
Masekela is best known to
American audiences
through his participation in
Paul Simon's Graceland
tour to promote 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 ambassa-
dor to the world, Masekela
has used his trumpet as an
instrument of resistance, a
call to freedom and a cele-
bration 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, he made a remark-


able 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

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African singer Miriam
Makeba and his ground-
breaking early albums
helped to bring traditional
South African music to the
mainstream jazz audience
and to shine a spotlight on
the plight of the people of
South Africa.
Call the Joseph Caleb
Auditorium box office at
305-636-2350.


Former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Carey-Shuler,
Commisisioner Audrey Edmondon, art students from Miami Jackson
Senior High School under the direction of Mr. Eric Jenkins and mem-
bers of Kuumba Artists Collective at the rededication of the mural by
the late Oscar Thomas.on NW 75 St. and 7 Ave. The Rededication
coincides with the Sixth Annual Oscar Thomas Memorial People's Art
Exhibition at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. photo by L.King


Hri 4rhh I Whiun In pth1 W ri kl % tn f -k trndA An hour a day is your time to play


about all the things you could
do or have wanted to do that
you have put off for one rea-
son or another. You have
seven hours a week to fill with
as many different activities as
you want. Think creatively.
WHO: You
WHAT: How to put
yourself first. What do you
want to do?
WHEN: Now. Make a
commitment to set and honor
your appointment with self.
WHERE: An indulgence
or adventure of your choice,
step out of your comfort zone
for a change.
WHY:Why not? We're only
talking about an hour your
hour. The time is yours
and yours alone to do
with as you please.
It's easy enough to get
caught up in everyone else's
life and forget that you have
one too. So, although -it's
always tempting to give time
to someone or something else,
think about putting yourself
first for a change. You might
find that loving and spending
time with yourself allows you
to prioritize and put other
responsibilities and obliga-
tions in better perspective. Of
course, I have a few sugges-
tions to get you started:
Make a standing appoint-
ment to have a manicure and
pedicure and keep it.
Grab a blanket and go to the
nearest park or your back-
yard to just lie there and look
at the sky and watch the
clouds go by.
Go fly a kite!
Sit on a beach, by a pond,
stream, fountain or anywhere
soothing with an exotic drink.
Rent a convertible and take


a nice drive in the country
with the top down.
Keep a daily journal or fin-
ish writing the novel you
started years ago.
Go to an art gallery, muse-
um, the zoo or botanical gar-
dens for some culture, peace
and quiet.
Contemplate your navel!
Take a self guided tour of
antique and thrift shops.
Start a decorating project.
Learn to meditate.
Book a facial, massage or
multiple spa treatments.
Listen closely to hear the
beat and sound of your life's
rhythm.
Go ahead, extend that invi-
tation to yourself right now to
take time with and for your-
self. Don't give your time''to
anyone else; be totally selfish
with it. Surely you can give
yourself one hour a day; if
not-don't you feel it's about
time! Think about it. See you
next week. Audrey Adams,for-
mer director of corporate pub-
lic relations and fashion mer-
chandising for ESSENCE con-
tinues to motivate and inspire
women through her syndicat-
ed columns and motivational
speaking engagements. E-
mail your fashion, beauty and
lifestyle questions or com-
ments to her at
Audrey@(theadamsreport.com


Cookmanites are very happy to
hear that one of our own,
Attorney Larry Handfield (BCC
graduate), is once again on the
Trustee board of his Alma Mater.
Congratulations Sir! Our music
building is named in Attorney
Larry Handfield's honor.
OceanBank announced it
donated one million dollars to the
United Negro College Fund to
benefit Florida Memorial
University, the largest amount
received by our area's only his-
torically Black school of higher
learning. Congratulations FMU!
Dr. Albert E. Smith is president.
Get well wishes to all of you,
from all of us! Janice Sanders,
Pearline Nairn, Louise Dean,
Josephine Rolle, Mae
Hamilton-Clear, Cleomie Allen-
Smith, Oscar Morley, Frances
Brown, Kim Lynch, Victor
Morley, Mervin Armbrister,
Celestine Hepburn-Brown,
Henry 'Sanky' Newbold,
Aubrey Sims, Ralph


McCartney, Hortense
Edgecombe-Lucas, Valdez
Murray, Lillian Richardson,
Albert Ferguson, Pauline
McKinney and Evangeline
Gibson.
Old Miamians were saddened
once again when we learned of
the demise of LaClyde M. Clark,
1952 graduate of B.T.W.;
Rudolph McCartney, 1951 and
Rudie Marks 1944. They were all
B.T.W. Tornadoes. LaClyde was
the wife of Vernon Clark;
Rudolph, the husband of the late
Helen Payne; and Rudie Marks,
the wife of the late Calvin Marks.
Happy anniversary to Robert
and Emma Taylor, Sr., April 3rd:
Their 45th.
If you were not at the Historic
Saint Agnes Episcopal Church
for the last Joint Lenten service
to hear primate/metropolitan
Bishop, the Reverend George
Walter Sands, you sincerely
missed a wonderful sermon that
young and old persons needed to


hear. We sincerely enjoyed you
Bishop Sands.
A gift of $2.5 million toward the
National Memorial for the Martin
Luther King Jr. Foundation was
announced by Walt Disney
Company, bringing the total for
the project to more than $50 mil-
lion.
If approved by our U.S. Senate,
our former heroes the Tuskegee
Airmen, the first group of Black
American fighter pilots, will
receive the Congressional Gold
Medal, the nation's highest and
most distinguished award. The
House of Representatives recent-
ly passed the bill 400-0 in favor
of granting the medal. If the
Senate approves the bill, then it
goes to the president for signa-
ture.
Our nation's capital
(Washington D.C.) has a new
D.C. Postmaster. She is the 40th
postmaster and her name is
Yverne Patrice Moore. Moore
will oversee postal operations for
almost 300,000 customers and
will be responsible for 2,300
employees in 62 postal units who
deliver approximately 1.8 million
pieces of mail daily.
If you scatter seeds of kind-
ness, it will return in an abun-
dance of love.
Happy, Happy Easter!


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The danger of teens using online chat rooms


By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Everywhere you turn nowa-
days you hear teens telling their
friends about myspace, teen-
crib, teenspot, chatterhead,
ukchatterbox, teenzflirt.com and
many other common chat
rooms that they visit daily.
However, the millions of teens
engaging in chat rooms may
have a 50% chance of coming
across a sexual predator wait-
ing for an innocent teen to start
chatting with online.
Most molesters, pedophiles,
sexual predators, sex fiends or
whatever you want to call them
can be found lurking in public
chat rooms looking for some-
one .they think is vulnera-
ble. When they find some-
one who seems vulnera-
ble, they invite them into
a private area of the chat
room to get better acquaint-
ed. Next comes private chat via
instant messaging followed by
e-mail, phone conversations
and finally a face-to-face meet-
ing. This in turn can lead to a
teen getting raped, missing or
murdered.
Law enforcement officials
estimate that as many as
50,000 sexual predators are
online at any given moment.
Meaning that the boy or girl
who says they want to get to
know you better may be a 24-60
yr. old man or woman who likes
to pick up younger people for




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their own twisted sexual fan-
tasies.
It is believed that most teens
who are relatively quiet in
online chats are especially tar-
geted. Predators like to go after
kids who tend to express agree-
ment in chat rooms but not say
a lot because they know that
these kids are vulnerable. They
are like the teens who are on
the sidelines of playgrounds;
the ones playing the games are
already getting recognition, but
the ones that aren't are more
likely to be lonely and happy for


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whatever attention they can get.
Most predators don't start by
sexually propositioning their
targets. Their first tactic is to
create a comfort level, typically
by posing as a young person
about the same age as the
intended victim. Early in the
process, the predator might
even send intended victims a
photograph of 'themselves' to
reassure them. Of course, it's
not really a photo of the person
but of an attractive person
about the same age as the vic-
tim.


It is believed that most

teens who are relatively

quiet in online chats are

especially targeted.

Predators like to go after

kids who tend to express

agreement in chat rooms

but not say a lot because

they know that these kids

are vulnerable.




Sexual predators may take
months to build confidence with
teens. They will give them atten-
tion and listen to their prob-
lems. They are great conversa-
tionalists who know the latest
trends in music and hobbies.
They will gradually introduce
sexual content into their con-
versations. A predator may even
share pornographic photos
through e-mail or links to a
website to encourage discus-
sions on sexuality. After a
while, they may offer gifts or
want to call them on the phone;


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Bio "Ever since I was a
child I've been through hell
and back," say Jheric
Bradham, 18. He was once
paralyzed and everyday he
struggled to walk again with
the help of therapy. But this
hasn't put an end to his will
to succeed and live a normal
life. Today he is studying to
be a CNA, a Firefighter/


college freshmen, Miami-

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business owner. His 2.3 GPA
in high school helped him
stay focused on graduating
and moving on to college. His
father and friends are a big
motivation for him to keep
trying to live a productive,
fulfilled life. He says "This is
my life and my struggles got
me to where I am today."


some even being bold enough to
send airline tickets in the mail
for a visit.
Their are many signs that a
person may be a predator.
They know the teen's likes and
dislikes and they know what
buttons to push. Even though
these online relationships typ-
ically begin with the target
believing that he or she is
communicating with a peer,
it's not uncommon for the
predator to eventually let
teens know that they are "a bit
older" than they might have
first indicated.
Using phrases like, "How do
you feel about a 'big brother'
or an 'uncle,'" the predator
wants to prepare their target
for an eventual meeting


wherein their age will become
obvious. Some teens will cut
off the relationship the
moment they realize they're
dealing with an adult, but oth-
ers will be flattered by it. It's
not uncommon for predators
to attempt to seduce several
teenagers at a time, so even if
one person goes away, they
have other victims lined up.
If teens become more aware
of the consequences of chat-
ting online, they will be better
equipped to detect if the per-
son online is a predator. They
should never give out their
home address or number and
never meet the person alone or
in a private place. One silly
decision like meeting up with
a complete stranger could


Are you sinkng deeper into an ocean tull or 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,
After graduation me and my boyfriend
were planning to attend FSU together
and then we were both going to be
teachers and after that we were going
to get married. But recently I received
an acceptance letter from UCLA and
before I met my boyfriend, this was my
dream school and lately I've been having
second thoughts about our future plans.
I really don't know what to do. Should I
go along with the plans I have with my
boyfriend or attend my dream college?
Stuck in a crossfire

Stuck in a crossfire,
What you first need to do is make a list


of pros and cons on the importance of
going to your dream college or being with
your boyfriend. If your list of pros going
to your dream college outweighs your
plans with your boyfriend, then you
should sit down and talk to him about
your decision. If he is understanding then
you and he can make a long distance
relationship work. If not then maybe you
and he were not meant to be. This may
be your big chance of attending UCLA and
your boyfriend should probably under-
stand. If you feel. that your UCLA plans
are in the past and your boyfriend is in
your future, then you should stick with
him and attend FSU together. Either way
this is about your happiness.


lainem thi4 teen ieniatio"

entertained viewers as Myles Mitchell, the precocious little brother of Moesha
Mitchell, in UPN's popular comedy series Moesha. His work on Moesha earned him three nom-
inations for a Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award, a Young Artist Award from the Academy
for Professional Entertainers and three NAACP Image Award nominations. He also starred as
Martin Lawrence's son in the feature film Nothing to Lose and as Wesley Snipes' son in One
Night Stand. He also guest starred on Family Affair, The Hughley's, The Parkers, City Guys,
The Fresh Prince of BelAir and Martin. Additionally, he served as correspondent host for Vibe
and was a spokesperson for Kids R Paramount He was last seen in the 2005 comedy Roll
Bounce with Bow Wow. He currently is starring in the upcoming dance movie Take the Lead.

Last Week's Teen Sensation Answer: Tahj Mowry




a /1Io v d ol t.


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.


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


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NAWIC and NAWBO honor women in construction


Some of South Florida's
most powerful women in 'the
construction industry were
honored recently by the
National Association of Women
in Construction and National
Association of Women
Business Owners for their
achievement in business. The
event was sponsored by
Turner Construction Company
and New Beach Construction
Company. Turner
Construction Company sup-
ports the efforts of the
National Association of Women
in Construction nationally.
"Women have made tremen-
dous strides in construction,"
said Rhonda Wimberly,
Director of Community Affairs
at Turner Construction and


President of the National
Association of Women in
Construction Miami Chapter.
"Each honoree is deserving of
this special recognition."
According to NAWIC, women
represent ten percent of people
in the industry. While this is
an increase over the last
decade, women in the industry
believe more recruitment is
necessary to attract more to
the industry.
"The glass ceiling is still
there. As a result, it is difficult
to find female engineers," said
Alyce V. Zahniser, Director of
Diversity Development for
James A. Cummings, Inc and
President of the National
Association of Women in
Construction Fort Lauderdale


(Left to right): Rhonda Wimberly, director of community affairs for Turner Construction and president of the
National Association of Women in Construction; Denise Mincey-Mills, president of Pope-Mincey Consulting Group;
Elsie Hamler, president of the Contractors Resource Center and Outlook International; Ann McNeill, president of
MCO Construction; Brenda L. Hill-Riggins, senior executive and co-owner of MARS Contractors, Inc.; Young Song,
president of Song + Associates, Inc.; Lourdes San Martin, president of San Martin Associates, Inc.; Alyce V.
Zahniser, director of diversity development for James A. Cummings, Inc.; and Theresa Schroeder, community
affairs director for Turner Construction's Atlanta Business Unit.


Chapter. "For one assignment,
we went to Texas to find quali-
fied candidates."
Wimberly agrees that
attracting women to this male-
dominated field is a priority.
"We make every effort to pro-
vide women in construction
with the resources and net-
work required to succeed in
business," added Wimberly.
"Their success makes success
for other women in the indus-
try possible."
The honorees were: Yong
Song, President of Song &
Associates, Inc, one of South
Florida's largest architectural
firms; Denise Mincey-Mills,
owner of Pope-Mincey
"Consulting Group; Brenda
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BusinessS jlkac_
SPONSORED BY
w;THE BEACON COUNCIL
Miami-Dade County's Official Economic Development Partnership


Full name of Business
Chef Credo Seafood and
Barbecue Int'l Cuisine
4799 NW 7th Avenue, Ste A
Miami, Fl 33127
305-762-1848/305-510-
6629

Year Established
April 5, 2006

Owners
Credo Emmanuel Lawson,
Lisa Challender Lawson

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

Products/Services
We specialize in Seafood and
Barbecue. We are different
than most restaurant estab-
lishments because we cook
our barbecue outside. You
have places like Esthers that
have a cafeteria style, where
they cook the food in bulk. We
are the type of restaurant that
cooks when you order. We
don't cook food and leave it
sitting.

Future Goals
The future goal is to be iden-
tified as one of the best places
around, where you know you
will be getting good quality
food. We want people in the
inner city area of Miami to
know that we are a cuisine
with inexpensive food that
doesn't lack quality.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
grown?
We started this business
because cooking is my hobby.
I went into this profession
because this is something I
like. When I first came to
Miami my goal wasn't to work
for another company. I always
wanted to own my own busi-
ness. We just recently opened
up so we really can't state a
growth in the company.


S*( "
Credo Emmanuel Lawson

The problem we faced was
getting a place for the restau-
rant. We went and brought
the property that was on
62nd street and NW 7th
Avenue and we thought it was
going to be easy. We already
spent fourteen months work-
ing on the building and we
realized that we had to start
out from scratch. We had to
get the zoning problems cor-
rected, there were problems
with the inside of the building
and we even had problems
with getting the building
financed. We found this place
in the perfect spot and we
decided to start our restau-
rant business in this building
instead.

How have your past expe-
riences helped meet the
needs of your clients?
We have done catering for
four years and my experi-
ences with past clients don't
coincide with the style of
restaurant we are operating
now. Business is business
and I have always been
around different types of peo-
ple. It shouldn't be hard to
adjust.

Where did you get the
name of your business and
does it have any signifi-


cant meaning?
What were some of the The name of the company
obstacles you faced and comes from my nickname
how did you overcome which is Credo. Credo means
them? I believe.


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Overtown NET office gets new administrator


Loren Daniel brings over 15 years

of community outreach experience


The City of Miami is proud to
announce the addition of
Loren Daniel as the new
Administrator for the
Overtown Neighborhood
Enhancement Team (NET)
office. Mr. Daniel brings to the
city an extensive resume of
community service for resi-
dents across the greater Miami
area and Broward County.
In his new role, he will be
responsible for providing serv-
ices to the community, while
serving as the liaison between
public and private entities and
maintaining open communica-
tion between the city and
Overtown residents.
"My passion is to make a dif-
ference by empowering indi-


viduals and families with the
proper tools to succeed," says
Loren Daniel, new Overtown
NET Administrator. "I look for-
ward to serving the City of
Miami and creating new part-
nerships to move towards a
unified community and a bet-
ter life for everyone."
Prior to joining the City,
Daniel was the Prosperity
Campaign Coordinator for
three years with The Human
Services Coalition, Inc., a non-
profit organization that focus-
es on empowering individuals
in our community. In his
capacity, he coordinated,
implemented and supervised
outreach programs such as
the Basic Needs program


Loren Daniel


expansion. He also served as
the liaison to area businesses,
government agencies and the
community participating in
the Prosperity Campaign out-
reach efforts.



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A large portion of Daniel's
career has been dedicated to
working with individuals in
need. During Hurricane
Wilma, he helped secure $50
vouchers from Winn-Dixie for
displaced families. He also
participated in the first Miami
Cares Day, a City initiative
designed to connect homeless
individuals with specific enti-
ties to address their individual
needs. Last year, Miami Cares
served over 500 homeless indi-
viduals.
"I am excited to add Daniel
to our NET team of adminis-
trators," states David
Rosemond, director of NET. "I
am confident that with his
experience of working one on
one with under-served com-
munities, he will be an asset to
Overtown and the City of
Miami.''
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OVERTOWN
continued from 1D

Daniel was born and
raised in Queens,
New York and sixteen
years ago, he decided
to move to South
Florida and make
Miami his home. He


is married with two
children and studied
Journalism at the
University of
Maryland. He has
over 15 years of non-
profit experience,
working with issues
of poverty, homeless-
ness and hunger and


Powerful women honored

WOMEN
continued from 1D

Hills-Riggins, President of Mars Contractors;
Ann McNeill, President ofiMCO Construction,
Lourdes San Martin, San Martin Associates;
Elsie Hamler, President of the Contractors
Resource Center and Outlook International;
Alyce Zahniser, Director of Diversity
Development for James A. Cummings, Inc. and
Theresa Schroeder, Community Affairs Director
for Turner Construction's Atlanta Business
Unit.
National Association of Women in
Construction (www.nawic.org) was established
offers in 1955 and offers support to women
working in the construction industry. It cur-
rently has 5,500 members nationwide and it
continues to advance the causes of women in
skilled trades and business ownership.
National Association of Women Business
Owners (www.nawbo.org) helps share public
policy and develops initiatives to support
women-owned businesses.
Turner (www.turnerconstruction.com/miami)
has been active in the Florida construction.
industry since 1908. Turner Construction has
offices in 45 locations nationwide and a staff of
over 5,000 employees. The Turner Miami office
has a local resident staff of over 200 employees.
Turner has constructed many of the region's
landmark buildings, including the Breakers
Hotel, the Ingraham Building in downtown
Miami and most of the luxury condominiums
on Fisher Island and Williams Island.
For more information, please call Rhonda
Wimberly, President of the National Association
of Women in Construction Miami Chapter #41
at 786-621-9000.

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is a member of sever-
al community organi-
zations. He also
served nine years in
the U.S. Army, attain-
ing the rank of
Sergeant.
NET Overtown
Office is located at


1490 NW 3rd Avenue
in Miami, FL. The
Overtown Net office
provides services from
East of 1-95 to NW 3rd
Avenue, South of NW
21st Terrace & South
of NW 22nd Terrace,
West of 1st Avenue


17th to 20th, West
bound of Florida East
Coast River Road
from 20th Street to
NW 5th Street, South
of the Dolphin
Expressway and
above the Miami River
to 5th River.


CITY OF MIAMI







REQUEST FOR LETTER OF INTEREST

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

RFLI NO. 05-06-064 PRIVATE INVESTIGATION SERVICES FOR
THE CIVILIAN INVESTIGATIVE PANEL (CIP)

OPENING DATE: 2:00 P.M.. Wednesday, April 26. 2006

(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 5:00
P.M.. Wednesday. April 19. 2006)

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

THIS RFLI IS SUBJECT TO THE CONE OF SILENCE IN ACCORDANCE
WITH CITY OF MIAMI CODE SECTION 18-74.

Joe Arriola
City Manager

AD NO. 13911 < investigative





MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC
g- PUBLIC NOTICE


Ali-Baba Avenue and 119th Street Stations
Your ideas are needed to improve the livability of your community.
As a part of a week long design process, you are invited to
attend four community events for two neighborhood areas.

AT

MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE (NORTH CAMPUS)
Ii MJ Taylor Lounge Room 4207
11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami FL 33167
SATURDAY APRIL 22,2006 CITIZENS DESIN WORKSHOP:
10:00 a m . 3:00 pil. "';; ; ioy


TUESDAY, APRIL 25. 2006
:110 pni. 9:00 p,.m.


NORTH
CORRIDOR
HOW TO GET THERE
Routes 27 and 27 Max will take you
to the Community Design Workshop.
Please call Miami-Dade Transit at
305-7703131 or 511
TO R.S.V.P.
For the workshop call 1-877-800-7779
or o-rma: adrninl)dckeyinc.com


PROGRESS REVIEiW


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2006 PROGRESS REVIEW;
:10 p.11 3 -o pm. i:ct 0I0pn m. A;rn;'iovs

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2006 PROGRESS REVIEW:
7:00 pm. 9:00 p.m. Pa Ai Fn


ABQOUTL THE NOQTHCIORRIOR ARIEAPLANNING PROJECT
The Nortl Corridor Project ol tire Orainge Line represents siynificanl( expansion of the
Miarni-Dade County transit system as promised by he Peoples lransportation Plan.
MiamniDade Tiansit (MDT) is sponsoring Communnity Design Workshops for properties up to
onehball nilne around ithe proposed MlruoRail stations at Ai-8abha Avenue and 199th Streets
The workshop is an opportunity to hbe. community designer for a day" review alternative
land use and area plans developed by professionals, and tell us about needed pedestrian
amenities and other inprovrmenlts.


Miami-Dade County
Department of Business Development
Will host its FREE 5th Annual
Community Small Business Enterprise Conference
The conference theme is: "BUILDING MATTERS: A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY"


Keynote Luncheon speaker is: DR. RANDAL PINKETT, founder and
CEO of BCT partners and the winner of NBC's hit Reality Television show,
"The Apprentice" with Donald Trump.


FRIDAY, APRIL 21

7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

at the

HILTON MIAMI AIRPORT HOTEL
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, Florida 33126


The will be workshops in the field of Architecture and
Engineering, Construction, Procurement and industry updates.
Participating in these workshops will afford you the opportunity to
interact with public and private sector administrators from
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO

ENHANCE YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH


Call 305-375-3111 or
register online at www.miamidade.gov/dbd
TO GET YOUR FREE REGIATRATION


MIAMI-
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT


Miami-Dade County Public Schools


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

MDCPS U-1 Elementary
Site Preparation

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2710
Miami, FL 33130
Enoc Pallango
T: 305-374-1107
F: 305-374-1138
John Bruer 561-832-1616

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., Construction Manager, will receive
sealed bids at the above address for Phase III "100% CDs"(Site
Remediation): for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Project No. A-
01125, on or before 1:00 pm on Friday, April 21, 2006.

This work consists of removal of vegetation, unsuitable soil (muck) and
import, grade & compaction of clean suitable fill. Drawings and specifica-
tions are available through Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. (please call
or fax request for drawings)

There will be a pre-bid meeting at the above listed address on Wednesday,
April 12th at 1:00PM.

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. is committed to affirmatively ensuring a
substantial increase in the awarding of construction subcontracts to con-
tractors and vendors who meet the criteria of the Miami-Dade County Public
Schools Minority/Women Business Enterprises. The M/WBE participation
goal is 18% African American and 6% Woman Owned Businesses for this
project.


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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

Funeral Home available for
lease call Ms. Washington at
305-633-5311.

Unfurnished Rooms
NORTH DADE AREA
Spacious house, mature per-
son. Call 305-754-6564, after
6 p.m. call 305-622-7146
Furnished Rooms
1026 N.W. 53rd Street
Rooms for rent, with air. Pay
weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.
Call for more information.
786-251-0376 or
305-626-0019
1341 NW 68th Terrace
Excellent room for rent $95
weekly. Call 305-756-5774
15810 N.W. 38th Place
$80-$90 weekly, air, private
entrance. free utilities, kitch-
en,and bath One person.
305-691-3486 or 474-8188
5550 N.W. 9th Avenue
Comfortable room.
$125 weekly 305-694-9405
or
786-326-0482.
720 N.W. 75th Street
Rooms in castle style
mansion. Mansion
has waterfall, marble
platform, 7 ft. lion statues
in front of the castle. Free
lights, water and parking. Ca-
ble is provided. Near bus
line.. Call 786-663-0608.
MIAMI AREA $500 monthly.
Call 786-285-3423 or
305-687-1635
NORTHWEST MIAMI AREA
Nice room with privileges like
home, responsible person
preferred. Call 305-696-2451
OPA-LOCKA AREA
Fully furnished rooms with
central air.
Call 786-251-2204

Efficiencies
1756 N.W. 85th Street
Utilities included, $115 week-
ly. $725 moves you in.
786-389-1686
2230 Fillmore Street
Hollywood Area. Call 305-
948-6219 or 954-927-4955.
999 NW 80 St
Cozy one bedroom cottage
with private entrance, new air
conditioner and appliances,
utilities included. $600 per
month. $1500 to move in.
Please Call 754-244-8512
Furnished efficiency, pri-
vate entrance full carpet
utilities included.
CALL 786-262-5329

Apartments

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

2407 N.W. 135 ST
Large one bedroom, $675.
Large two bedrooms, two
baths, $900, newly reno-
vated with central air.
Call 305-769-0146
2751 NW 46TH STREET
One bedroom, one bath, with
remote gate, $550 monthly.
First, last and security
Call 954-430-0849

50TH STREET HEIGHTS
Walking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, security, bars,
iron gate doors, one and two
bedrooms, from $410-$485
monthly!
2651 NW 50th Street.
Call 305-638-3699
515 NE 150TH STREET
Two bedrooms, $800, water,
Gloria, 954-437-8034.
6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$510-520 per 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
ALBERTA HEIGHTS APTS
One and two bedrooms.,
from
$420-$495 monthly. Free wa-
ter, 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
gate.
100 NW 11th St. Mgr. #106
305-374-4412
ATTN: SECTION 8


TENANTS
1546 NW 66th Street
570 NW 30th Street
Two bedrooms available.
Call Ted 954-274-6944 or
305-586-8423


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

Eighth Street
Apartments
MOVE IN SPECIAL
Efficiency, one bath, $365;
One bdrm, one bath $450
Stove, refrigerator, air
786-236-1144/
786-298-0125

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
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


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
1725 N.W. 47th Terrace
One bedroom, one bath,
small yard, $650 per month,
call 305-597-7172, agent.
1953 NW 50th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths
with central air, and tiled
floors. Section 8 Welcome!
Call 305-469-5093
224 NW 63rd Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Newly remodeled, new appli-
ances. Section 8 Okay. $875
monthly. Call 786-797-7878.
2411 (rear) NW 82 St
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$725 monthly, To move in
$2,175. Call 305-634-5794 or
786-218-6166.
435 NW 58th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with appliances, air, parking
and water included. $825
monthly
Call 786-355-6265
594 N.W. 67 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1515 monthly .$1500
deposit Section 8 OK!
Call 561-699-9679 or
305-525-1710
645 N.W. 65 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1515 monthly .$1500
deposit Section 8 OK!
Call 561-699-9679 or
305-525-1710
Under New
Management
KINGSWAY APTS
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $525 per month, $525
security deposit, $1050 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at: 3737 Charles Ter-
race.

Condos/Townhouses
1999 NW 5th Place
Newly renovated, three bed-
rooms, one and one half
bath, new tile, air, and appli-
ances, Ready May 1st. Sec-
tion 8/HOPWA welcome.
$1250 monthly. Call for more
information 1-305-522-0508.
301 N.W. 177 St. Unit 232
$800 monthly, first and last
required. Call 786-299-1575.

479 N.W. 19th Street
Four bedrooms, one and half
bath. Townhouse. Section 8
O.K.$1300, 305-815-2445.
CAROL CITY AREA
Three bedroom townhome,
central air, $3,150 to move
in, $1,050 monthly.
Call 305-525-3540



144 N.W. 47 St MIAMI
Newly remodeled three bed-
rooms, one bath, central air,
washer/dryer connection.
$1250 monthly. Move in
$2,500. Section 8 welcome.
Call 954-818-9112

1520 N.W. 69th Street


Three bedrooms, one bath.
Very comfortable. $750 per
month plus $750 deposit.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-759-3909.


18400 N.E. 11th Avenue
Two bedrooms, two baths,
central air, tiled floors, $1500
a month, first, last, $1,000
deposit. $4000 total. No
Section 8.
Call 305-625-4515.
3440 N.W. 183rd Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
air, tile, fenced, $1,300,
$3,900 move in. Ready May
1, No Section 8. Call Terry
Dellerson, 305-891-6776.
3521 N.W. 193rd Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, big yard, $1400 a
month plus security. Call
Quental at 954-536-8456.
786 N.W. 75 Street (front)
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air and tile. Section 8
only. Call 786-728-1851 or
786-251-1231.
NEVER RENT AGAIN!
Buy a five bedrooms, two
baths, $33,500! Foreclosures!
For listings 800-749-8168
xD041.
STOP!!!!
Behind in your rent 24 hour
notice? Behind in your
mortgage? Call Kathy:
786-326-7916
Three bedrooms, two
baths $1200 monthly, first,
last and security.
Call 305-688-4725

Rent With Option
DANIA BEACH
Brand new four bedrooms,
two baths, two car garage.
Rent/Option/Sale. Section 8
okay. 954-342-8508 or 561-
767-7328, Harry.




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

Attention renters, Stop rent-
ing, lease option program
available 954-326-6872
With a 500 credit score you
will qualify. Are you purchas-
ing, refinancing or in foreclo-
sure? Call Albert Murphy, Ea-
gle First Mortgage, 305-496-
0314 or 954-436-0786.



Duplex
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
435 NW 58th Street
(2) Two bedrooms, one bath,
MV $250,000, asking
$225,000 firm. 305-815-8519
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151 N.E. 82 Terrace
GRI $36K- ASKING $459K
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786-315-6883
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Two bedrooms, one bath and
one bedroom, one bath du-
plex, $5K repair, asking
$145K was $168K or $22K
and quit claim deed.
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Open House Sat. 2-5 p.m.
"Awesome" this 3,000 sq. ft.
Four bedrooms, three and
one half bath is the bomb!
Two big master bedrooms
and big Florida room,
kitchen,
tiled floors, and superior dec-
orations, $355,000.
Brown Realty Inv. Corp.
305-685-6275
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
required). $189K.
NDI Realtors
305-655-1700
3521 N.W. 193rd Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, big yard, no down
payment for good credit buy-
er! $230,000. Call Quental at
954-536-8456.
5511 NW 1st Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
fully renovated, large yard.
$112,900.
Call Inyang Inyang
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305-467-4269
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Three bedrooms, one bath
plus central air, very nice,
selling price $170,000,
Please call 305-300-5068.
Fletcher Street Hollywood
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air, corner lot, huge
family room. Try $5900 down
and $995 monthly (new ad-
justable rate). $279K. NDI


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Song writer looking for
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030 Unfurnished
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CITY OF NORTH MIAMI BEACH
PUBLIC NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006

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

All interested parties are invited to attend this meeting.

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

Notice: 1) Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City
Council with respect to any matter to be considered at this meeting, that
person shall insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based
(F/S 286.0105); 2) In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Office of the City Clerk no later than four (4)
days prior to the proceedings. Telephone (305) 787-6001 for assistance; if
hearing impaired, telephone our TDD line at (305) 948-2909 for assistance.


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Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department

Homestead Bayfront Park Marina Electrical and Water Pipe
System Upgrade
Contract No. 701601-04-001

Miami-Dade County, hereinafter known as MDC, will
receive bids for the Homestead Bayfront Park Marina
Electrical and Water Pipe System Upgrade, Contract No.
701601-04-001. The project will be located in Miami-Dade
County, State of Florida.

This project includes goals for the participation of Community
Small Business Enterprises based on a percentage of the total
contract amount, as noted below and in the Bid Form. in accor-
dance with the Project Manual. Goals for Community Small
Business Enterprises must be fulfilled using construction con-
tractor/sub-contractor trades to comply with goals require-
ments pursuant to this solicitation.

The Contractor must agree to abide by the provisions of the
Project Manual regarding minimum participation goals, pro-
posed below as a percentage of the total Contract Sum and
accepted by MDC and which are established for this Project as
follows:

Community Small Business Enterprise participation: No
Measure

Locally funded projects of $100,000 and above are also subject
to the Equal Employment Opportunity requirements and
Section 2-11.16 of the Code of Metropolitan Dade County
(Responsible Wages).


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 advertisement and terminates at the time the
County Manager issues a written recommendation to the
Board of County Commissioners. The Cone of Silence pro-
hibits any communication regarding RFPs, RFQs or bids
between, among others:

potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or
consultants and the County's professional staff including, but
not limited to, the County Manager and the County Manager's
staff, the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective
staffs;
the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs
and the County's professional staff including, but not limited to,
the County Manager and the County Manager's staff;
potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or
consultants, any member of the County's professional staff, the
I Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs and
any member of the respective selection committee.

The provisions do not apply to, among other communications:

oral communications with the staff of the Vendor Information
Center, the responsible Procurement Agent or Contracting
Officer, provided the communication is limited strictly to matters
of process or procedure already contained in the solicitation
document;
the provisions of the Cone of Silence do not apply to oral
communications at pre-proposal or pre-bid conferences, oral
presentations before selection committees, contract negotia-
tions during any duly noticed public meeting, public presenta-
tions made to the Board of County Commissioners during any
duly noticed public meeting; or
communications in writing at any time with any county
employee, official or member of the 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 communi-
cations with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made avail-
able 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 com-
munications may be in the form of e-mail, with a copy to the
Clerk of the Board at CLERKBCC()MIAMIDADE.GOV.

In addition to any other 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 a 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 a 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.

Miami-Dade County will receive bids to provide marina electri-
cal and water piping system uaprade at each of five piers
including but not limited to: Furnish and install new electrical
services, main breakers, feeders, panelboards, branch circuits.
123 marine grade aluminum pedestals for power, telephone
and water service to 183 slips, and structural supports for elec-
trical and mechanical installation. Upgrade telephone and
water distribution to new service pedestals. Provide demolition.
structural modification, pavement, concrete cutting and patch-


ing as required for above work. The engineer's cost estimate
for the base bid is $1,352,874.60.

Included in the bid shall be the furnishing of all materials, labor,
services, supervision, tools and equipment required or inciden-
tal to this project. All work shall be performed as per the
Contract Documents. Miami-Dade County, at its sole discretion
may elect to negotiate with the apparent low bidder, if only one
bidder bids.

The County reserves the right to waive any informalities or
irregularities in any bid, or reject any or all bids if deemed to be
in the best interest of the County.

As part of this Contract, the County may, at its sole discretion,
issue miscellaneous changes covering all construction disci-
plines. The Contractor shall be capable of expeditiously per-
forming this change work either with its own forces or with sub-
contractors. The direct and indirect cost of these changes and
time extensions, if any, will be negotiated at the time the
changes are issued and payment will be made in accordance
with Article 36 of the General Conditions. As the nature or
extent of these changes can not be ascertained prior to notice-
to-proceed. the.Contractor shall not include an amount in his
bid in anticipation of these chanaes.


VITATION TO BID



MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CONTRACTOR'S CERTIFICATION IS
REQUIRED IN: As required by Chapter 10 of the Miami-Dade
County. Other Certificates of Competency, if required, shall be
provided by subcontractors prior to beginning of work.

Bid Documents will be available on or about April 12. 2006 and
may be purchased from Omara Cuello at the Park and
Recreation Department, 4th Floor, Architecture and
Engineering Division, 275 N. W. 2nd Street, Miami, Florida. A
list of bidders may also be obtained at the above listed
address. MDC has scheduled a Pre-Bid Conference at 10:00
A.M. local time on April 26. 2006 at the, Stephen P. Clark
Center, located at 111 NW 1st Street, 18th Floor, Training
Room 18-2, Miami, Florida 33128. The Pre-Bid Conference is
being held to answer any questions regarding this project.

MDC will receive SEALED Bids at the Office of the Clerk of the
Board of County Commissioners, at the Stephen P. Clark
Center, 111 N. W. First Street, Suite 17-202, Miami, Florida
33128 until 2:00 p.m. local time on May 17. 2006. Bids
received after that time will not be accepted, nor will qualified,
segregated and/or incomplete Bids be accepted. Bids may not
be revoked nor withdrawn for 180 days after the bid opening
date. The Contract, if awarded, will be awarded to the lowest
responsive and responsible bidder. Interested parties are invit-
ed to attend.


All bids shall be submitted to the clerk of The Board in two
(2) separate sealed envelopes in the following manner.

Envelope number one shall be in a sealed white envelope
containing (1) DBD form 400 Schedule of Intent for each
subcontractor for projects which contain goals or are
"Set-Aside" for CSBE contractors on the project. On the
outside of the envelop place the name of the bidder, its
address, the name of the Contract for which the bid is sub-
mitted, the contract number and the date for opening of
bids.

Envelope number two shall be in a sealed manilla enve-
lope containing the required bid documents. On the out-
side of the envelope place the name of the bidder, its
address, the name of the contract for which the bid is sub-
mitted. The Bid Security specified in Article 7 of the
Instruction To Bidders shall be enclosed with the bid.
Failure to include the Bid Security shall render the bid
non-responsive.

The opening of bids will be as follows:

DBD Staff will open the white envelope and review the DBD
form 400 Schedule of Intent on the bid opening date and time.
If the DBD form 400 has correctable defect(s), the bidder will
be given a checklist indicating'the correctable defect(s). The
bidder must submit the corrected DBD form 400 to DBD and
the Clerk of The Board within forty-eight (48) hours of the bid
opening date. If the bidder's DBD form 400 contains non-cor-
rectable defect(s), DBD will immediately inform the bidder that
the submittal is not responsive and not approved, and enve-
lope number two will not be opened.

Envelope number two will be opened forty-eight (48) hours
after the bid opening date. Only the bids that have domplied
with the DBD form 400 Schedulei of 4ntentsiubmittali will be,
opened.

Requests must be accompanied by either a check or money
order drawn in favor of the Board' of County Commissioners,
Miami-Dade County, Florida. Cash will not be accepted.

The following is a list of the available Bid Documents and their
respective costs:


Contract Drawings (full size) and
Project Manual ------.------------
(NONREFUNDABLE)


----$50.00 each set


Bid Security must accompany each bid and must be in an
amount of not less than five percent of the highest Total Bid
Price. MDC reserves the right to waive irregularities, to reject
bids and/or to extend the bidding period.

Each Contractor, and his subcontractors performing work at
the Work site, will be required to pay Florida sales and use
taxes and to pay for licenses and fees required by the munici-
palities in which the Work will be located. Each Contractor will
be required to furnish a Surety Performance and Payment
Bond in accordance with Article 1.03, Contract Security, of the
Supplemental General Conditions and to furnish Certificates of
Insurance in the amounts specified in the Contract Documents.

The Contractor is hereby advised of Resolution No R-1145-
99, Clearinghouse for Posting Notices of Job
Opportunities Resulting from Construction Improvements
on County Property. The procedures direct the Contractor
to forward a notice of job vacancy(ies) created as a result
of this construction work to the director of the Employee
Relations Department, located at Stephen P. Clark Center,
111 NW 1st Street, suite 2110, Miami, Florida 33128. The
job vacancy notices should be delivered within ten (10)
working days following award of the contractor. The
Director of the Employee Relations Department will in turn
distribute said job announcements to all Miami Dade
County facilities participating in the notification require-
ments of Resolution No. R-1145-99.

Any firm proposed for use as a CSBE on this contract, must
have a valid certification from the Miami-Dade County
Department of Business Development (DBD), at the time of
bid.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to provide equal employ-
ment opportunity.

Those responding to this RFP/ITB/RFQ shall comply with the
provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and
49 U.S.C. Section 1612 and other related laws and regulations.

Call (305) 755-7848 (v/tdd) to request material in accessi-
ble format, information on access for people with disabili-
ties, or to request sign language interpreter services (7
days in advance).

This project is advertised pursuant to Ordinance 00-104.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
MIAMI-DADE PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Harvey Ruvin, Clerk
Kay Sullivan, Deputy Clerk


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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 10, 2006. Bidders satisfying all require-
ments stated in this Contract shall be notified to participate in
the Bid Opening activities on May 12, 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: The F.E.C. Borrow Canal
Dredging Project (NW 67th Avenue, between NW 20th Street
to NW 74th Street)


PROJECT NUMBER:


GOB 1-70815-70841


CONTRACT NUMBER: 2005GOB3000

LOCATION: Canal runs along NW
67th Avenue between NW 20th Street to NW 74th Street

DESCRIPTION: The removal of sediment and debris deposit-
ed in the Canal currently maintained by Miami-Dade County.
Using appropriate equipment and personnel; provide compre-
hensive traffic control in accordance with all federal, state, and
local laws; the transport and disposal of sediment to a lined
landfill facility or as directed by the County; provide a system
management for the amount of debris transported; and main-
tain project records in accordance with Generally Accepted
I Accounting Standards to facilitate audit and inspection.


To answer any questions regarding this project, a Pre-Bid
meeting will be held on Thursday April 27, 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,
Friday April 7. 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 cate-
gories as applicable to Chapter 10 of the Code of Metropolitan
Dade County, or State of Florida General Contractor's License.

In accordance with Dade County Ordinance No.'s 97-52,
97-158, and A.O.3-22, a CSBE subcontractor goal of 12%
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.

This Contract is subject to a Community Workforce Goal in
accordance with Ordinance 03-1 Administrative Order 3-
37. The Workforce Goal for this Contract is 10% and
Participation Provisions outlining the requirements for
goal compliance is attached and is part of this solicitation.
Additionally, the bidder must submit the FIRM QUALIFICA-
TION AFFIDAVAIT FORMS as evidence of prior experience
with projects of similar nature. This evidence should
include a biography describing the firm's history, loca-
tion(s), legal structure, financial status, ownership, and
key staff. A listing of equipment available to complete the
elements of service is required. All firms previously par-
ticipating in the C02-DERM-EEC Contract are exempt from
this requirement.

Please note that the Contractor will submit two envelopes: the
first envelope containing the Schedule of Intent Affidavit (SIA)
and the Firm Qualification Affidavit Forms. The Contractor
shall also, in the second envelope, turn in the complete bid
package including pricing. Both envelopes are due at the time
and bid submission date as stated in the advertisement. 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 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 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


ADVERTISEMENT
FOR BIDS
II-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA

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 submit-
tal deadline. Bids received after the first bid envelope or con-
tainer has been opened will not be opened or considered. The
Bid must also be accompanied by a certified check or accept-
able bid bond in the amount not less than 5% of the Base Bid
as guarantee that the bidder, if awarded the contract, will with-
in 10 consecutive work days after being notified of the availabil-
ity of the prescribed forms, enter into a written contract with the
Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County,
Florida in accordance with the accepted bid, and give a per-
formance bond satisfactory to the Board of County
Commissioners, Miami-Dade County, Florida, as provided in
the terms and conditions of the contract documents.

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 Dro-
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,,;he
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 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 negotia-
tion during any duly noticed public meeting, public presenta-
tions made to the Board of County Commissioners during any
duly noticed public meeting or Board of County Commissioners
unless specifically prohibited by the applicable RFP, RFQ or bid
documents.

Proposers or bidders must file a copy of any written communi-
cations with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made avail-
able 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 com-
munications may be in the form of e-mail, with a copy to the
Clerk of the Board at mailto:CLERKBCC(almiamidade.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 summa-
ry 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 document. To request a copy of any ordinance,
resolution and/or administrative order cited in this Bid
Solicitation, the Bidder must contact the Clerk of the Board
at (305) 375-5126.

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

GEORGE M. BURGESS, COUNTY MANAGER
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK
KAY SULLIVAN, DEPUTY CLERK


CITY OF MIAMI
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

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

BID NO. 05-06-055 DISPOSABLE RESTRAINTS AND EVIDENCE
TAPE

OPENING DATE: 2:00, MONDAY, MAY 1, 2006

(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 4/24/06)

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

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

Joe Arriola
City Manager
AD NO. 6795


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 informa-
tion 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 additional
$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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NEWMIAMI

CHARLES HADLEY PARK
Carrie P. Meek Senior Citizen and Cultural Center
1350 NW 50th Street, Miami, Florida 33147
*************Monday, April 17, 2006*************
5:30PM

Agenda
I. Welcome
II. Invocation
Ill. Roll Call
IV. Public Comments
V. Approval of Minutes from March 20, 2006 Board Meeting
VI. President/CEO's Report
a. 15'" Avenue Corridor
b. Commercial Corridor
c. Retreat
d. Executive Summary
VII. Report
a. Executive Search Committee
VIII. Resolution
IX. Old Business
X. New Business
XI. Adjournment


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MIAMI-DADE EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW MEETING FOR THE
PROPOSED MDX 2007-2011 FIVE YEAR
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT
The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) invites the community to a
Public Review Meeting for the purpose of providing information and an
opportunity to review and comment on the proposed MDX 2007-2011 Five
Year Transportation Improvement Program for the MDX Expressway
System which includes SR 924 (Gratigny Parkway), SR 112 (Airport
Expressway), SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway), SR 874 (Don Shula
Expressway) and SR 878 (Snapper Creek Expressway).
The meeting will have an informal format that will allow you to attend at any
time during the session, scheduled for the date, time and location indicated
below within Miami-Dade County.


Date
April 20, 2006


Time
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Location
William M. Lehman
MDX Building
3790 NW 21st Street
Miami, Florida 33142


The Public Review will consist of a 3-hour period where MDX representa-
tives will be available to provide information and respond to questions about
the ongoing and new projects included in the proposed MDX 2007-2011
Five Year Transportation Improvement Program. Please visit our website at
mdxway.com to obtain a copy of the proposed MDX Five Year
Transportation Improvement Program or call 305 637-3277.
All MDX meeting locations comply with applicable requirements of the
American with Disabilities Act. Auxiliary aids or services will be provided
upon request with at least five (5) days notice prior to the proceedings. If
hearing impaired, telephone the Florida Relay Service Numbers (800) 955-
8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice), for assistance. MDX invites all inter-
ested parties to attend. For further information or assistance, please con-
tact:
Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
Attention: Maria Luisa Navia Lobo
3790 N.W. 21st Street
Miami, Florida 33142
(305) 637-3277


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3-9 p.m., Mon, April 17, 2006
Main Library 6th Floor
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Fort Lauderdale
Parking garage entrance is on
SE 1 Avenue, 1!2 blocks
South of Broward Boulevard
MiamI-Dade County
3-9 p.m., Wed, April 19, 2006
Gwen Margolis Community Center
1590 NE 123 Street
North Miami


Free parking on lot behind building
Palm Beach County
3-9 p.m., Mon, April 24, 2006
Cohen Pavilion at Kravis Center
Lecture Hall A
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach
Entrance to garage is on
right side of Tamarind Avenue
Free parking on the 3rd Level


Information on the South Florida East Coast Corridor Transit
Analysis Study will be presented at each meeting. The Study,
which is being managed by the Florida Department of
Transportation, seeks to reduce roadway congestion and
improve mobility by providing local and regional passenger transit
service for Palm Beach. Broward and Miami-Dade Counties along an
85-mile-long, two-mile-wide corridor centered on the FEC Railway.
There will be two sessions each day, one starting at 3 p.m. and the
second at 6 p.m., so come at a time convenient for you. Visit us at
www.SFECCStudy.com to learn more.
Contact Michael Brady in Palm Beach County 561-833-8080; David
Ramil in Broward County 1-800-330-7444; or Jackie Kidd in
Miami/Dade County 305-573-2049 x 43 for more information, or to
arrange assistance or special accommodations under the Americans
With Disabilities Act of 1990 al least seven days prior to any of the
meetings.


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