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Banking while Black


South's Largest Black Weekly Circulation


One Family Serving Since 1923
8 'YARS
Informing Miami-Dade
and Broward Counties


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

Friday is typically the day of
the week employees look for-
ward to for a number of reasons
- the end of the work week, the
beginning of the weekend and
the receipt of compensation for
services rendered in the form of
a paycheck. As many employees
do, Miami Times writer, Jarrell
Douse. ventured to the financial
institution that processes his
company's payroll to cash his
check.
Douse, a smoker, arrived at
the SunTrust Midtown location


at northwest 20 Street and 14 who engaged him in the follow-
Avenue prior to c'om- ing conversation:
pleting his Newport. "Is there any rea-
Aware that Florida law son why you're sit-
prohibits smoking ting here?
inside public facilities, "I'm finishing up
the casually clad my cigarette before I
Douse decided to sit go into the bank to
outside of the bank on cash a check.
a bench that appeared Douse said it
to be available to occurred to him that
SunTrust customers the officer may have
to finish his cigarette. assumed that he was
Douse, sporting his JARRELL DOUSE younger than his 26
trademark cap turned years, so he revealed
to the side, reports that he was his age
then approached by city of "Put the cigarette out and go
Miami police officer Bryant, on the inside," the officer is


reported to have said.
According to Douse, Officer
Bryant, badge number 00695,
informed him that she is
employed by City of Miami to
patrol the branch on Fridays
and that "it is not ok to sit down
outside to smoke a cigarette,
nobody can sit on the bench at
any time."
When Douse approached an
assistant branch manager to
determine the bank's policy on
customers sitting outside to
smoke, he said Officer
Bryant joined the
conversation to advise him
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Belafonte Tacolcy vans damaged by teen vandals


By Renee M. Harris
rharris()miamitimesonline.com

While most folk celebrated
the Easter weekend hunting
for colored eggs and attending
church to honor one of the
holiest days of the year, a
group of youth spent their time
destroying vans at the
Belafonte Tacolcy Center in
Liberty City. Eight youth
between the ages of eleven and
fifteen are suspected of smash-
ing windows, cutting tires and
destroying the interior of three
vans used primarily by the
center's aftercare program.
The vandals allegedly did
their handiwork at the center's
62 Street location across the
street from the city of Miami's
Model City station.
"Apparently two juveniles who
had been kicked out of the
program at Tacolcy" commit-
ted the vandalism, according
to Major Brenda Williams.
Despite the center's proximity
to the police station, Williams
said it is "highly impossible"
that officers working within
the building heard the assault
because of the distance
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mothers, three of the youth
have been arrested. Police are
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must be held accountable for
their actions," said Horace
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County housing

director steps down

By Renee M. Harris
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After serving as director of the Miami-Dade Housing Agency
for almost two years, Alphonso Brewster will step down as
leader of the nation's ninth largest public housing program on
Friday. As director, Brewster was in charge of a $255 million
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National Teacher of the Year


First year of child's
life most important

By Greg Toppo

America's new top teacher
drives her students hard, say-
ing, "We work all day."
But she also changes the
pace every 15 minutes or so,
allowing them to get up and
move around. They're only five
years old, after all.
A .kindergarten teacher in
Silver Spring, Md., Kimberly
Oliver will be named the 2006
National Teacher of the Year by
President Bush at a White
House ceremony on
Wednesday.
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The way we treat our Black

young men is crucial


Group of apparently disgruntled teens dis-
missed from a local social services organization
struck back by destroying vans used to trans-
port children to and from its after school program.
Unfortunately, the vandalism was so extensive that
very serious charges have been levied against the
youth, the youngest of whom is eleven.

The first three arrested are being raised by single
mothers who were reportedly shocked at their sons'
misdeeds. By all accounts, these mothers were doing
what they thought was best for'their sons by having
them enrolled in a community organization.

The Belafonte Tacolcy center, the victim of this sense-
less crime, is willing to offer services to the youth and
their families. This is what community is all about. The
youth should definitely be held accountable for their
actions, however, this is a teachable moment that is
loaded with opportunity for assisting the youth and
their mothers with getting and keeping them on the
right track.

Locking them up and throwing away the key is not
the answer. Restorative justice where the youth are
required to make amends and hopefully learn from
their poor judgment must be a factor.

City of Miami police Major Brenda Williams got it
right when she said "we need to teach our children how
to react to disappointment."

Black men in America will indeed face disappoint-
ments. How they respond to those disappointments
could be a matter of life or death. Driving while Black,
shopping while Black, and as an April 7 incident
involving a Miami Times employee indicates, banking
while Black are all intractable issues that Black men
face.

If Black men are stopped by police officers of all racial
persuasions while performing everyday functions that
non-Blacks take for granted, how they respond to
those discriminating officers is imperative.
Questioning the officers' motives, making sudden
unexpected moves, even to retrieve a wallet or God-
forbid' responding :angrily by fighting or destroying
property could lead to a loss of life.


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Everyone must get involved in saving our schools
Dear Editor, ents, students and taxpayers principals. We must address City. I kn


Regarding the co-principals at
Miami Northwestern: Citizens,
alumni, community leaders, par-


must question this racist tactic to
keep our children down.
We demand books, clean rest-
rooms and the best teachers and


teacher absenteeism, textbook
shortages and the FCAT. The
church must get involved too.
I am a graduate of Miami Carol


[is] racist.


the school system

Terrance Sturrup
Miami


Another side of the Judge Jeri Cohen drama


Dear Editor,

I am a grandmother and a
great grandmother. It was the
second time that I have been in
Judge Jeri Cohen's court room.
She speaks to you like you are a
low life person that does not have
any feelings. If she says that she


does not discriminate against
Blacks, she is telling a lie.
In her court I did not see whites
or Cubans other than the ones
who work there. She likes to
show you that she is the boss
and you are nothing. She won't
give you a chance to speak.
Black people should start look-


ing closer at what the judges are
doing to Black children and their
families. They should not take
children from their families and
place them in foster care with
strange people that they do not
know.
I am very displeased that my
great grandchild has been moved


from one foster home to another
and wound up in a hospital, a
fact that I did not know until I
spoke to someone.
I do not believe in the system.
Thanks for hearing my side.

Ms. Walker
Miami


Citizens have a right to challenge ineffective leaders like Dorrin Rolle


Dear Editor,

In response to one Willie
Jackson, who wrote that by
challenging District 2 County
Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle,
I not only insulted his intelli-
gence, but was also advancing
a divide and conquer strategy,
I must say that the writer nei-
ther understands the concept
that in a democratic society,
citizens have a right to chal-
lenge ineffective leaders, nor
does he appreciate the sacri-
fices our people made to guar-


antee us that most sacrosanct
right.
I stood up and protested the
injustice of the Hope VI project
and protested ad nauseum
against the rampant gentrifi-
cation that has reshaped the
ethnic make-up of Little Haiti,
Overtown and Liberty City.
The very people in North
Miami who don't "look like me"
or Mr. Jackson, whom he
accuses of taking back North
Miami, were front and center
at Mr. Rolle's campaign kick-
off and contributed hand-


somely to his campaign cof-
fers.
[Rolle's] vote destroyed the
lives of some 450 African-
American families who were
displaced by the Hope VI proj-
ect. How 850 families will be
resettled back into 400 units
is anybody's guess. These peo-
ple may never be able to buy
homes.
Last year taxpayers paid
some $175,000.00 to banks
for bounced checks written by
J.E.S.CA., the non-profit cor-
poration headed by Mr. Rolle.


Community must rally behind Power U


Dear Editor,

Power U Center for Social
Change, an Overtown-based
nonprofit, filed a federal law-
suit last July in 4L.S. District
Court in Miami against


the city.
The group sought to halt fur-
ther action on the Crosswinds
project until a new neighbor-
hood study was done. Many
see the project as a way to
drive Overtown folk out.


Denise -Perry is the director
of Power U and is fighting to
preserve Overtown. Every
organization in Miami, includ-
ing my own, should be con-
tacting her to support this
cause. Overtown has great his-


Mr. Jackson's attempt to make
this an ethnically divisive
issue misses the point. This
fight is between the haves and
the have-nots. I will fight for
the latter, while Mr. Rolle has
made the former richer.
I would suggest that he take
a look around District 2 to wit-
ness the gut wrenching pover-
ty that is destroying poor peo-
ple's lives.

Rep. Phillip J. Brutus
(D) State Representative
House District 108



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it.

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OPINION


Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


The Miami Times, April 26-May 2, 2006 3A


Reginald Clyne, Esq.


Florida Legislators and

hurricane preparedness

I lost my home, furniture, clothes and cars in-Hurricane Andrew
-in effect all of my worldly possessions. When it came time to
rebuild my home, I had the contractor incorporate every building
device to make my home more hurricane proof. I learned from my
lack of preparedness after Hurricane Andrew.
As a result of Hurricane Andrew, Miami-Dade County tightened
the building code, which led to the State tightening its code. After
a few years of no hurricanes, the developers and building lobby
moved to weaken the building code. They were successful in most
counties, except Miami-Dade County.
SAs a result of our tougher building code most new residences
faired well in the last couple of storms. Residents of our county
have also realized the importance of shutters, generators, and bot-
tled water. Our local governments have also learned how to get
things back up and running fairly quickly.
The rest of Florida needs to catch-up. My father, who lived in
Orlando, echoed the sentiments of most other Floridians after
Hurricane Andrew. Hurricanes, he said, are a South Florida phe-
nomena. He was not worried about hurricanes in Central
Florida. After the last two years, I think Central and North
Floridians realize that Hurricanes can devastate their homes.
Yet most counties have not toughened their building code to
insure that new homes are more hurricane proof. I think what is
even a greater travesty is no one is monitoring repairs to older struc-
tures to make sure that they are more hurricane proof. Many older
condominium buildings with glass that is not hurricane resistant
are simply replacing their damaged windows with the same type of
glass that failed in the last storm. This is simply idiotic.
While it might be cheaper to replace the glass with the same flim-
sy glass that failed before, it will in the long-run be a costly decision
- particularly when the next storm hits and takes out the windows
again. The loophole in the building code that allows older buildings
to use materials that would not be allowed in newer buildings, is a
loophole that needs to be plugged. It costs every Floridian when
insurance carriers have to pay for older buildings that cannot with-
stand even the weaker storms.
Everyone knows that every homeowner insurance carrier has in
effect packed up their bags and left Florida. The State is now the
largest homeowner insurance carrier, and this carrier has a $1.7 bil-
lion deficit.
Governor Bush has proposed giving Floridians tax relief. Other
legislators are proposing using the funds to sure up the $1.7 billion
deficit faced by Casualty Property, the state run homeowner insur-
er of last resort.
I think these legislators have it right. In addition, the excess cash
should also be used to retrofit older state buildings and possibly
even as an incentive fund to be used by private owners who need to
retrofit. The reality is that New Orleans is not the only City that has
61d structures that are not up to the task of withstanding 150 mph
winds.
SFinally, the State Legislature and County governments should
toughen our building codes, and require older buildings, especially
condos, to have windows and/or shutters that can withstand hur-
ricane winds.


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This column starts a series
presenting overviews of defined
local government districts that
serve our community. Beginning
with County Commission dis-
tricts, followed by state legisla-
tive districts, we will then review
the School Board, and conclude
with the cities with the largest
Black populations. In conjunc-
tion with knowledgeable
observers of the legislative arena,
we will present our scorecard on
state legislators based upon a
criteria that partially measures
effectiveness differently than
that used by other media.
We begin with the Miami-Dade
County Commission, which has
the largest body politic in the
state next to the state legisla-
ture. The county is larger than
the population of 17 states and
is geographically larger than 7
states and the District of
Columbia. The task of governing,
providing and protecting the
needs of such a large body is no
easy task.
The 1992-93 court ordered


single-member districting struc-
ture of the present county gov-
ernment has made this easier
and more accountable. Whether
a district is being ably represent-
ed can now be determined by
what its representative on the
Commission has done or not
done.
It is often difficult to do such
an analysis during political cam-
paigns, and I make these obser-
vations based upon stated prin-
ciples and benefits or detriments
that are visible to the residents
that live better or worse because
of the actions of the governmen-
tal bodies that impact every
aspect of their daily lives.
District 2 encompasses some
of the most ethnically and eco-
nomically diverse communities
in the county. Commissioner
Dorrin D. Rolle, also called
"Governor", represents its
approximately 170,000 resi-
dents. Hopefully, this district
review will be received as objec-
tive and not misused for any
political purposes. Because I


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

Local government: Districts

overview start with district 2


previously represented many of
District 2 residents for 10 years
in the State Legislature and for 5
years on the County
Commission, I have a
special fondness for
the people and its
general welfare. I still
enjoy discussions
about the state of the
district.
Several issues
became clear during
the discussions and
my review of the state
of District 2. The con-
cerns of residents are
not the much-sensa-
tionalized media
reported issues.
Their major issues
revolved around the B
needs that are a part of their
everyday life. Sewers and
drainage, sidewalks, road
improvements, jobs and hous-
ing far outweighed issues such
as taxes, crime, development
boundaries and when the
Performance Arts Center will be
completed.
As residents pointed out to me
the sewer improvements on 7th
,and 32nd Avenues, the numer-
ous completed sidewalk projects
in the West Little River and
Liberty City areas, I was
impressed, and if I had not been
gone so long, I would have want-
ed to take full credit (smile).
That everyday residents could
talk about how the drainage
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It doesn't look like Miami-Dade College's quest for a five
year, half-penny sales tax will be easy as a walk in the
park. Before residents can vote on the proposal, the
Legislature must approve a bill that allows the question to
be put on the ballot. And you know how Miami voters feel
about more taxes.

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It looks like the Miami-Dade County Commission finally
got themselves together and told the greedy developers
that they would not expand our comprehensive develop-
ment plan and map. Let's not cover the entire everglades
with concrete.

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Sak Pase Compas, the pirate radio station that has been
filling the airwaves with Creole and Caribbean music, fell
on hard times Friday, after agents with the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement shut it down. Junior K.
Pierre, of Fort Lauderdale, and William Michel, of
Lauderhill, were arrested and charged with operating an
unlicensed radio station.


Florida's top cop got the boot on Thursday, when he
found out that Gov. Jeb Bush would not allow him to pub-
licly criticize a U.S. Senator and a leading civil rights advo-
cate. Controversial FDLE Commissioner Guy Tunnell
resigned after comments likening U.S. Sen. Barack
Obama to terrorist leader Bin Laden and the Rev. Jesse
Jackson to outlaw James during a meeting of Bush's
agency heads.


Estates community, in North
Miami. in Little River Farms and
around Lillie C. Evans
Elementary reminded me of how
constituents said
"thank you" to the
elected by acknowl-
edging what had
been done.
The Poinciana
Industrial Park
area from 73rd to
79th street, off 27th
Avenue has befud-
dled every federal,
state and local rep-
resentative since
the 1980 riots. To
see businesses
Begin the process of
improving and
RKE i moving into that
industrial park is a success that
everyone who has been involved
in its presence progress.
The Community Council's
recent land-use approval to
facilitate Wal-Mart's move into a
former trailer park on 79th
Street to create an economic
engine in the District, rather
than to continue an empty
industrial area, is a step for-
ward for consumers and
employment.
While I was most fond of mas-
tering legislative issues and pro-
cedures, no one can deny the
progress in the capital and eco-
nomic state of District 2.
To comment on this column or
to suggest topics, contact me:
apc2ollc(ubellsouth. net


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Why you think none of th mom and pop stores the Black community are owned by Blacks?
Why do you think none of the mom and pop stores in the Black community are owned by Blacks?


WILLIE MAE MCDANIELS
"I feel bad
about it,
but I feel
the same
opportuni- i
ties are
there' for
Blacks just
like they
are for the
Cubans, '
Arab's and Koreans. We use our
money for other things like a
fine car or a nice house. People
who come to this country invest
their money wisely in these
businesses and we don't do
that. I feel bad about it because
all of the money is being taken
out of the Black community, so
hopefully we can start our own
business and keep our own
money. We can't run the people
out with the money though
because money talks."
MARC ST. FELIX
"We need
to work
hard and
own some
businesses.
Black peo-
ple have to
step up our
game and
stop being
lazy. Black
people who
get rich don't really do anything
about it so if you have other
people that want to own their
own business [they] have to get
off their butt. I don't think it's
going to be harder in the future
though because if you do some-


thing yourself and stop talking
about these other cultures tak-
ing over it wont be a problem."
ANITRA SMITH
"I think
it's horrible
because
being in a
Black com-
munlity, I
is impor-
tant to have
B 1 ac k
o w ne d
businesses.
To me it
seems that minorities from
other countries are coming in
and living in the Black commu-
nity and I fear that in the future
Blacks wont have a place in
Miami period. It used to be just
the Cubans. Now Haitians real-
ly can't come into the country
and we have philippinos and
the spanish moving in Liberty
City. Liberty City was one place
you was always able to corosid-
er Black and now that isn't
even the case anymore. I don't
like that. It's not that Blacks
don't want to own the business-
es, it's just many people don't
have the proper information
and don't know how to go find
it.
ELIZABETH HAYES
"When we try to get the loans
from banks we normally get
denied. We don't even have the
opportunity to try and start 'a
business. Most information
isn't even presented to us in
the Black community, whereas
there is plenty in the spanish


communi-
ties. Black
people i
need to be
more active
in the com-
munity and
take the
initiative to
find things
because it "
is harder
for us. We should want to get
out and do things and hopeful-
ly you can find the resources.
We as Blacks need to learn
how to support each other
more. Sometimes in the Black
stores the prices might be a lit-
tle higher because they have to
spend more to get more being
it's a small business.
Sometimes we need to spend a
little more to build each other
up. That's what it is supposed
to be like."
SHEDRICK SMITH

i, "l feel
Blacks
should put
together
and have
something
in the Black
community.
I feel some
of the
churches
should get together and buy a
store. We have a lot of these
organizations that can get'
together and buy a store for
the community. The problem is
that before we do all of that we
let someone else from a differ-
ent country come in our com-
munity and open a store and


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Blacks will always support
them. They have small busi-
ness loans out there in pro-
grams but people have a lack
of drive to get up and find
these resources. If you have
the money to buy a store in the
community then you should
but many people that do have
the money are afraid to come
in the community and buy it.
They are afraid they won't get
their money back or somebody
might take it."
TEE CARR


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guys are not
bright out
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because
people don't
want to '
People out -
here rather
go buy
some Michael Jordan shoes.
He's someone who don't even
support our community and
we just ship people like that
our money instead of using it
in this real estate business.
Most people that have the big
money don't come back into
their community and give back
and the ones that want to do
something are hard at work all
day. These arab's are having
these stores open 24 hours a
day sucking up all of our
money that we make. It is a
shame that you have to have
someone like Magic Johnson
come into the community and
provide jobs for us. He isn't
even from here. What do that
tell you?"


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On Monday, a Hialeah man was killed when he was struck by a car while
watering his lawn. The victim was struck by a burgandy-colored Toyota
Highlander. The driver of the Highlander was heading east on 17th Street and
running stop signs, witnesses told police. The suspect crashed his SUV
between Palm Avenue and First Avenue, then continued speeding on 17th
Street. In front of the victim's house, he exited the roadway and drove on the
swale, striking him, police said. Police are still interviewing the driver who has
not yet been charged with a crime. He likely will be charged with leaving the
scene of an accident and vehicular homicide, the police officer added.
******
A rape suspect who pulled a daring escape in a police vehicle last week, did-
n't go far from home. He was recaptured Easter Sunday morning, hiding in his
parents' attic in West Miami. He was in his underwear when Miami-Dade
detectives surprised him. Spotted hiding in the attic, he tried to crawl across
to an empty efficiency attached to'the house, but the five-foot-eight and 220-
pound suspect crashed through the ceiling falling down about six feet, accord-
ing to Miami-Dade Police. He still didn't give up there. He got up and ran out
a back door, but officers had set up a perimeter around the house and chased
him through the house into a bathroom. Officers pulled out their taser guns
and fired. Officers were able to handcuff him.
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Someone broke into and ransacked a home located at the corner of 10th
Avenue and NW 30th Street. A witness told police she saw a man kick in the
front door of the home and exit a few minutes later. She said the man made
his getaway on a three-wheel tricycle.
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located on the block of 12th Avenue and NW 58th Street. According to the
police report, the thief stole a PlayStation 2, several games and $17 left on top
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I adore silence. I haven't
always embraced it, but I've
always been drawn to it despite
being shy and reserved by
nature (stop laughing Morgan!).
I haven't always been com-
fortable with my attraction to
silence, but there's something
about your 40s that gives you
permission to be your true self.
In years past, discomfort
enveloped me if I did not say
enough at a meeting or have a
quick come back when in con-
versation with someone.
Not anymore.
I am at peace with my silence
and my choice to break it or
not. I am okay with thinking
about an issue before respond-
ing or choosing not to
respond. Listening to others
state their opinion is fascinat-
ing and something I can do
without feeling compelled to
voice my agreement or dis-


agreement.
I prefer to speak when I have
something to say not to simply
hear the sound of my voice.
I can be at home with com-
plete silence for hours on end.
My children and my husband
are nowhere to be found when
that happens, of course,
because if they were, the
sounds of family and all its
beautiful and not so beautiful
nuances would fill our space.
My friend Danielle shares my
love of silence. We can have
lunch and talk non-stop for
hours then arrive at a place
of silence that feels right. We
can allow it to. surround us
without it feeling odd, without
the need to fill it with sound. I
love that we can simply be in
each other's presence and
exchange divine energy without
saying a word.
I have come to learn that it is


in the silence
that our most
significant
^ growth takes
place. God
speaks to us
most clearly
when we take the
time to be still. I can see my
faults in all their loving glory
when I quiet my mind and dare
to be truthful,with myself.
In silence I can explore my
mistakes and receive Divine
Guidance on how not to do the
same old things and expect dif-
ferent results. When I am alone
with my thoughts I can and
this took some time see how
awesome I truly am, how much
I've overcome and the humor in
my imperfections.
My favorite activities involve
silence getting lost in a good
book, losing track of time in an
old library or praying for my
sisters as we pass each other
on the street.
Silence is a major part of me.
The older I get, the more golden
it becomes.


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Roberts estimates that approxi-
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Education group seeks to combat FCAT


By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

The Junior Education
Management JEM pro-
gram is concerned about the
plight of the Haitian student in
Miami. In addition to the edu-
cational struggles depicted in
the multiple 'F's received at the
predominately Haitian Edison
Senior High, the program is
concerned with an increase in
the number of Haitian youth
landing in the local juvenile
justice system.
The JEM program is the
brainchild of Camille and
Sulette Merilus Foundation,
Inc., a non-profit organization
run by the Meriluses. The foun-
dation is stressing the impor-
tance and economic value of an


education in the 21st
century. To that end,
the program aims to
provide Haitian stu-
dents with the tools
needed to enrich
their educational
achievement in
Miami-Dade County
Public Schools.
According to
Camille Merilus,
because Edison
Senior High has
received an 'F' for the


MERILUS


past four years on
the controversial Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test (FCAT), "something has to
be done to help develop after
school programs to assist these
kids in passing the exam so
that they will be able to gradu-


Bernasha Monique Olitha Bershaundra'

Congratulations to Bernasha and Olitha

We' the Reverend and Mrs. Bernard Anderson, proudly
announce the God-granted educational milestones achieved by
our daughters Bernasha Monique, a graduate of Florida State
University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and
a minor in Child Development, future Plans include a Ph. D. in
Psychology and O1ltj '1 ershaundra', a 2006 graduate of Dr.
Michael M. Krop High Schol, ranking 142 among 850 and will be
attending Florida State University to pursue a degree in
Criminology. -
Thank God for this duo blessing.


ongratulations

hristopher

On March 18, Christopher
Harrell graduated from
LeCordon Bleu College of
Culinary Arts. He received his
Associates of Science Degree.
Congratulations from mom,
Margaret Hillman; brother,
Jeremy Harrell; granddad,
Moses Hillman and the entire
Hillman family.


done," M
passionat
Jean-Jac
Communi
results a
Merilus 1
rectify th


ate from high school
and go to the univer-
sity to become some-
body."
The stagnation of


children and parents must
understand how important it is
for, Haitian students to pass
this test," he said.


Haitian youth's edu- Financial backing is vital to
cational success has push the program's spin on
stirred the emotions educational reformation.
of Haitian community Merilus said "that $92,000 are
activists who head needed to provide the training
start the campaign. for professionals and to finance
"The authorities the teaching materials for
(DCPS) [have] threat- JEM."
ened to close our "The project costs money and
school down and we ask that the entire commu-
something has to be nity of Miami help us in achiev-
erilus said during a ing our agenda...our kids' edu-
e meeting held at the cation is a priority to us," he
ques Dessalines emphasized.
ity Center. Poor FCAT Haitian community liaison,
are the reason that Henry Pettihomme said, "The
ias taken a stance to prices of gas is going up; the
le situation. "Haitian Please turn to FCAT 13B


Pre-Mothers Day program at Mt. Calvary


Mt. Calvary Missionary
Church Pastor's Aide Board,
1140 N.W. 62 Street, will pres-
ent a Pre-Mother's Day
Program in Pink at 4 p.m. on
Sunday, April 30.
Our guest speaker will be
Sister Mary Jackson of New
Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Church and the widow of the
late Moderator Arthur Jackson
Jr. of the Florida East Coast
Missionary Baptist
Association.
Come one, come all and enjoy
this wonderful program of
God.
Thanking you in advance,
Gwendolyn Scott, president


Sister Mary Jackson


and Reverend
Atchinson, pastor.


Samuel


Thou shall have no other God before me


I met a man the other day,
who said he was from Cuba;
he said his name was Jesus. I
have been searching for Jesus
a long time, but he wasn't the
one I was looking for. I've been
looking for the one who gave
sight to the blind. St. Matthew
20:30.
I'm looking for the Jesus that
says if you have faith, your
sins can be forgiven, St. Mark
2:5. I am looking for the Jesus
that can stop some of these
funerals, so says St. Luke
7:12.
I am looking for the Jesus
that makes the wind stop
blowing. So says, St. Mark
4:39. I never heard Jesus beg-
ging for money, only tithes and
offerings.


Bishop John Wilson


Don't forget the mourning
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Write to P. O. Box 531078,
Miami, FL 33153.


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This union session has the
potential to revolutionize and
launch lives into'a new dimen-
sion. The thrust is to equip and
energize all participants. The
structure of the program has
been changed to better serve
our congregants.
We will begin with classes on
Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday evenings from 6 to 7:15


Arthur Jackson III


p.m.
The schedule is as follows:

Spiritual Warfare


Goulds Church selects new pastor

Goulds Church of the
Nazarene, 11805 S.W. 32 St.,
invites you to the installation
service for our newly elected
pastor, Reverend Terry V.
Williams at 3:30 p.m. on
April 30 continuing through
May 1-7, nightly at 7 p.m.
Mega-Love Fest will be held
on church grounds, 11 a.m.-
4 p.m., May 6. Games,
music, food and fun for all.


Reverend lerry Williams


C.P. Preston


Presenter, Reverend Zackary
Royal
St. Mary M.B. Church
136 Frow Avenue


Happy

16th

Birthday,

Katrice

I would like to say
have a very joyful
sweet 16th birthday
party.

Love, mom, Katrice


Sacredness of Worship
Presenter, Dr. Walter T.
Richardson
3500 Charles Avenue

Soul Winning
Presenter, Dr. Jimmie Bryant
Sweetfield M.B. Church
3585 Plaza Street, Miami, Fl

The entire body will meet at
the host church, Macedonia,
immediately after class for an
evening of spiritual worship.
The Women's Auxiliary will
meet at the host church on
Saturday morning at 8 a.m.
The Young People's Department
will meet at F. Tucker
Elementary School, 3500
Douglas Road, at 8 a.m. on
Saturday. There is an outing
scheduled for the young people
after their session.


Miss Diamond Princess


Pastor James E. Poole


Revival at True Believers In Christ

Pastor James Poole and the True Believers In Christ members
will be having a Revival starting April 26-28 at 7 p.m.
The Revivalist will be Pastor Rolous Frazier, pastor of St. John
Missionary Baptist Church of Orlando, Florida. He is an anoint-
ed vessel of God.
The church is located at 616 N.W. 167 Street (south of Palmet-
to Expressway).
For more information, call 305-244-5749.



Friends and Family Day celebration

at Greater New Macedonia Church

The Greater New Macedonia
family cordially invites each of
you to come and join in with
us as we celebrate Friends and
Family Day on behalf of our
pyramid sponsorship building
fund drive.
Our celebration will be on
Sunday, April 30. The morning
7 a.m. speaker, Reverend
Albert Jones, New Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church
and at 11 a.m. Minister
Rhonda Thomas, New
Generation Missionary Bap-
tist Church.
The church is located at 2741
N.W. 49th Street. Reverend
Roscoe Jackson, is the pastor. Pastor Roscoe Jackson



Holy confirmation at St. Agnes

On Sunday, April 30, The
Right Reverend James
Ottley, D.D., Assistant
Bishop, The Episcopal
Diocese of Southeast Florida,
will make the annual
Episcopal Visitation to St.
Agnes' Church.
There is only one worship
service, Solemn Eucharist
with Sermon and Holy
Confirmation 10 a.m.
A cordial invitation is
extended to all to come wor-
ship and fellowship with us
on this special occasion. Bishop James Ottley


New St. Paul celebrates 24 years


New Saint Paul Missionary
Baptist Church is happy to
announce the celebration of
our Pastor's 24th Anniversary
for the Reverend Roosevelt
Johnson Sr., pastor at 4755
N.W. 2nd Avenue.
The occasion will take place
Wednesday, April 26 at 7
p.m., Pilgrim Rest Missionary
Baptist Church. The Reverend
Ponder will render the service.
On Friday April 28 at 7:30
p.m. Greater Love Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Nesbitt, pastor.
On Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m.
Reverend Toles with Berea
Missionary Baptist Church
will be climaxing the celebra-
tion.
We're asking all to come and


Reverend Roosevelt Johnson

have a "Praise-the-Lord" good
time.
We love you Reverend
Roosevelt Johnson, God bless!


Youth prayer breakfast at St. John


The youth department of the
St. John Baptist Church
proudly announces its youth
prayer breakfast on this
Saturday, April 29 in the fel-
lowship hall of the church
starting at 9 a.m.
The speaker for the breakfast
will be Minister John
Ingraham of St. Paul A.M.E.
Church. Prayers will be offered
for family, friends, school,
thanksgiving and more.
Don't miss a special perform-
ance by our own youths,


Tadarius Dukes, Christine
Jackson and Spencer Everett.
This prayer breakfast is being
held to benefit the Centennial
celebration of the church. It is
open to the public and we will
be looking for other youths to
come and pray with us.
For additional information,
please contact Sister Lorraine
King at 305-372-3877 or 305-
371-3212.
Brother Cecil Andrew Duffie
is chairman and the Reverend
Henry Nevin is the pastor.


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award, she's the first to repre-
sent Maryland. She'll leave the
classroom for a year-long
speaking tour.
Oliver, 29, says she has
always wanted to be a teacher:
When friends played "school,"
she says, "I'd be the teacher."
The native of Wilmington,
Del., also has vivid memories of
an influential day care teacher.
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Broad Acres Elementary School
since 2000. If given an opportu-
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employees.
In a briefly worded letter to
County Manager George
Burgess, Brewster cited no spe-
cific reason for resigning. In
summing up his tenure, he
said, "there are certainly other
areas where the agency
has...excelled and there are
programs that still require
attention.
Brewster expressed his con-
cern that the county continues
to "develop strategies to coun-
teract the exceedingly high cost


that the first years of a child's
life "are really the most impor-
tant."
If the country invests in chil-
dren upfront, "we'll continue to
see" benefits "not only in a
child's school career but also
through life."
She and colleagues helped
move Broad Acres from a coun-
ty academic watch list to the
most improved.
She urges the families to read
with their kids from an early
age, noting that the nation's
nagging achievement gap "is
evident in the very first day of
kindergarten, so we do need to
start addressing it early."


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conducted and that Rodolfo
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What happens when you
are driving and you get dis-
tracted? You might not notice
a vehicle weaving your way or
crossing the line into your
lane. You might not notice
your child in the back seat
has unfastened his seat belt
and is standing up in the car.
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cooking, your family might
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International Prophet
Henry Walker is holding a
Prophetic Revival Service on
Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at
the Richmond Heights
Woman's Club. For more infor-
mation, call 305-382-8738.
*******
Bethel Seventh Day
Adventist Church is having a
Health Fair on April 30 from
10 a.m. 3 p.m. For more
information, contact 305-248-
4215.

Holy Ghost Faith
Deliverance Ministries, Inc.,
Willie D. James, pastor, will be
celebrating their Church
Anniversary, May 2-5 at 7:30
p.m. nightly and closing out
May 7 at 3 p.m. For more
information, please contact
786-413-5939, 786-413-3639
or 305-696-5107.

The Jewels Among Us fifth
anniversary mother's appreci-
ation breakfast will be May 13
at Signature Gardens. For
more information, call Carolyn


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The Center for Family and
Child Enrichment, Inc. is cur-
rently recruiting foster parents
and adoptive parents. For more
Information, contact Alicia
Curry-Hardy at 305-624-7450
ext. 190.

The North Dade Steering
Committee will host a Town,
Hall Informational Forum, May
1 from 7-9 p.m. at Miami
Central High School. For more
information call Mack Samuel
at 305-758-9989.

The Documentary, 'Alpha
Phi Alpha Men: A Century of
Leadership,' will air every
Wednesday in May at 7 p.m. on
WLRN Learn (Channel 79 on
most cable systems in Miami-
Dade County only).
*******
HospiceCare of Southeast
Florida, Inc. invites you to a
Butterfly Release, April 30 from
2-4 p.m. For more information
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.
*******
New Birth Optimist Club of
Greater Miami Pop Warner is
in need of a Cheerleader
Commissioner, Football and
Cheerleading coaches for all
weight classes. Football and
Cheerleading registration is
now open. For more informa-
tion, please call 305-685-3700
or 305-691-3464.
*******
The McIntyre Institute spe-
cializing in Liturgical Dance is
having its annual production,
'Called to Dance' Chapter III,
May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Gusman
Olympia Center. For more infor-
mation, call 305-628-8920.

Miami Vice star Philip
Michael Thomas and Sandi
Morals are currently casting
triple threats for their ninth
production of Sacha on
Broadway. Accepting packages
from April 15 to May 15. For
more information, visit
www.sandimorais.net.

The Diversity Career Fair
Miami 2006 will be held April
28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For
more information, visit
http: /www.diversitycareermi-


dinner. A distraction at the
grocery store checkout count-
er might net you a shortage of
change. When we are distract-
ed, we usually do not do
something well. Our focus is
off and our mind soon follows
suit.
In Matthew 14:28-30. Peter
sees Jesus walking toward the
disciples on the water and
immediately asks if he may






at 305-246-4084 or the
church at 305-251-6828.
*******
New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church of Hollywood
will be having their "Sing a
New Song Unto The Lord"
music conference. April 27-30.
For more information, call
954-920-6368.
*******
Christian Fellowship
Worship Center For All
People, Inc., Joy E.L. Jackson,
pastor, will have Intercessory
Prayer and Bible Study
Tuesdays at 6:30 and 7:30
p.m. respectively; Sunday
School at 9 a.m.; and Sunday
Worship at 11 a.m. For more
information, call 305-681-
0104.
*******
New Mt. Moriah Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Dennis M. Jackson. II, pastor,
invites the community to fel-
lowship with us this Sunday at
11 a.m. Worship service for
our Home Mission Ministry.
Attire is white. Thelma Morris


ami.org.
*******
Miami Dade College North
will have its 29th annual
Theodore R. Gibson Oratorical,
Declamation and Advocacy
Project on May 3 from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. For more information,
visit www.mdc.edu/north/gib-
son.
*******
The Living Poets' Society is
sponsoring a Poetry Slam for
poets ages 8-80+, with an array
of prizes, April 30 at The
Driftwood Community Center,
from 7-9 p.m. For more infor-
mation or to register, call 954-
274-9827 or visit wewritefor-
god@aaol.com.

Class Meetings
Miami Edison's Class of
1996 is having a 10 year
reunion meeting, April 30 at
Benningans at 3 p.m. For more
information and location,
please call 305-206-3412 or
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om.


join Him. While Peter had his
eves on Jesus, this seemingly
impossible feat was easily
accomplished. We have heard
many commentaries and
those who quote this passage
of scripture say that when
Peter took his eyes off Jesus,
he fell. But we oftentimes miss
one very important part before
this. In verse 30, the Word
says that when 'the wind was
boisterous,' he was afraid.
Peter was doing fine until the
wind began to blow loudly.
This still happens to us in
our lives. Jesus tells us to
trust Him and follow Him and
we do. But when the devil,
whom the Bible tell us only
comes to kill, steal, destroy


is president.
*******
Come sail with New
Providence Missionary
Baptist Church on the Jungle
Queen Dinner Cruise to help
celebrate Mother's Day on May
12. For more information, con-
tact Sister Yolanda Davis at
305-830-2063 or Sister Mary
Doster at 305-333-4958.
*******
Mt. Vernon Missionary
Baptist Church,. Wilfred A.
Miller, Jr., pastor, would like to
invite our brothers and sisters
to our 5th Sunday 11 a.m.
service at Jordan Grove
Missionary Baptist Church.
For more information or the
address, please call 305-876-
0902 or 305-824-4779.
*******
Union Grove Missionary
Baptist Church presents the
first Ladies Conference Gala,
May 27 at 7 p.m. For more
information, call Minister
Pamela E. Brooks at 305-303-
2809.
*******
Living Word Ministries
Christian Center presents its
annual Family & Friends' Day
on April 30 at 11 a.m. All are


Miami Northwestern's Class
of 1965 will attend Jesus
People Ministries International,
under the direction of Bishop
Isaiah and Dr. Gloria Williams,
on April 30 at 10:30 a.m.
Dinner at Golden Corral on
Pines Blvd. will follow. RSVP
required. For more informa-
tion, call Reverend Dr. Lolida
(Trudy) Dobbs at 786-317-
1580.

Miami Jackson's Class of
1971's Reunion will be held
June 19-25. For more infor-
mation, please call Gail D
(Lemon) Roberts at 305-620-
7370 or 305-343-0839 or call
Sherry (Peters) Jones at 305-
635-5019.

Miami Edison will have an
Ole' Timer's Pep Rally, May 19
from 6:30 9:30 p.m. For more
information, call 305-754-
0194.
*******
The B.T.W class of 1961
will sell dinners May 6 from
12-3 p.m. at Our Saviour
Lutheran Church. All proceeds
go to the B.T.W scholarship
fund. For more information,
call 305-332-3951.
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welcome and refreshments will
be provided. Registration
required. To register, call 305-
623-4939.

Join True Disciples
Missionary Baptist Church
April 27-28 at 7 p.m. as we
celebrate two years with songs
and preaching. Reverend C.J.
Henry of Bainbridge, Georgia,
speaker. For more informa-
tion, call Pastor E. Henry at
305-693-1200.

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 28 with Cheryl
Edwards at 954-791-3240 or
Tracey Smith 954-588-2170.
*******
New Vision for Christ
Ministries, Michael Screen,
pastor, invites you to its
Spring Concert on April 28 at
8 p.m. For more information,
please call 305-899-7224.
*******
The Agnes M. Ball
Women's Missionary
Society of Grater Bethel
AME Church is sponsoring a


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.


women's conference, April
26-30. For more information,
please call the church at 305-
371-9102.

New Providence
Missionary Baptist Church
is attending The Holy Land
Experience on April 29 in
Orlando; and The Senior
Mission Program on April 30
at. 3:30 p.m. To attend The
Holy Land Experience, call
Sis. Davis at 305-830-2063
or Sis. Doster at 305-333-
4958.
******* *
Living Word Ministries
Christian Center presents
its annual Family and
Friends Day on April 30 at 11
a.m. All are welcome and
refreshments will be provid-
ed. Registration required to
register, call 305-623-4939.

True Holiness
Evangelistic Faith Center is
having Revival, April 17-28 at
7:30 p.m. nightly. Come
expecting and inspiring
anointed change!
*******
True Believers In Christ,
James R. Poole, pastor, will be


*******
Coral Gables Senior High
School's 1986 Class
Reunion will be August 5 at
The Sonesta Hotel and Suites
in Coconut Grove. For more
information, visit
www.reunionweb.com.


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.


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* Spirit & Sout featuring:
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SBusiness In The Black
SBusiness Showcase
SVictorious Life Management
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SBrother To Brother
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10:15am

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* Let's Talk Money, Alternating W, 9:00 am
* Gospel News Now, M-F 3:00pm
* Talking Sports, Sa 5:00pm
* Queen James Gospel Hour, Sa, 6:00pm
* Quartet Corner, Sun, 7:30am
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and to lie to us, starts making
trouble and upsetting our
'apple cart,' we become fright-
ened. God says that we can
have that new job, but the
devil starts roaring and fills
us with doubt and we become
fearful. The Lord tells us that
we can have that new home,
but the devil uses the bank
manager to tell us that there
is no way that we will qualify
for a loan. God blesses you
with a Godly husband, but
the devil tells you that he is
not satisfied in his marriage
and he will stray because you
are not woman enough to
keep him at home. You
become fearful and start
accusing the poor man and


making his life and yours
miserable.
When Peter heard the wind,
it did not matter that Jesus
was right there! He became
fearful, got distracted and
sank. Don't let the howling
winds of adversity keep you
from staying focused on God.
As I have been writing about
purpose and goals lately, I
will take the time to mention
that this is one great reason
why so many do not accom-
plish their goals even goals
that Jesus Himself has given
them. God said that He would
do a thing, but the winds of
doubt and low self-esteem
start to blow and fear sets in.
Fear causes distraction and


distraction leads to failure.
You should have been
reviewing your goals and
plans and if you have, then
consider if fear is responsible
for the abortion or the
unfruitfulness of any of them.
If Jesus said to take His hand
and to allow Him to guide
you, then stay focused on His
loving face. Do not allow the
lines of gentleness, compas-
sion and mercy etched upon
His beautiful face to be
replaced with the cruel,
mocking, scornful sneer of
the enemy. Keep your spiritu-
al eyes stayed on Him and
your spiritual ears ever lis-
tening for His beckoning to
you.


hosting a revival, April 26-28
at 7 p.m. The revivalist will be
Pastor Rolous A. Frazier of
Orlando, Fl. For more infor-
mation, call 305-244-5749.

Faith Prayer and Praise
Deliverance Cathedral,
Dorothy Davis, pastor, invites
you to: Sunday School, 9:45
a.m.; Worship Service,
Sundays at 11 a.m.; Bible
Study, Tuesdays at 7:30
p.m.; and Praise and
Worship, Thursdays at 7:30'
p.m. For more information,
call 305-696-2072.

Coral Gables Senior High
School's 1986 Class
Reunion will be August 5 at
The Sonesta Hotel and Suites
in Coconut Grove. For more
information, visit
www.reunionweb.com.

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


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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


Miami resident selected for

national health campaign


By Isheka Harrison
iharrison(c'miamitimesonline.comi
Last week, in New York City, a relay team of
twelve specially selected walkers began a cross
country trek as part of the Sportline Steps
Across America campaign. During this cam-
paign, they will walk with a specially made
Sportline Pedometer and cover over 3,000 miles
in 14 weeks in an effort to educate
others about how maintaining a
walking regime aids in leading an
active, healthy lifestyle. Among
them is Miami's own Aundrella
Hamed.
Hamed a 57 year-old wife,
mother of two and grandmother
five was selected from over 300
applicants to gain her coveted spot
and become one of the final twelve.
Fascinated with the fact that she
emerged as a forerunner in such a
crowded competition, The Miami
Times queried Hamed about what
led to her love of walking and why
she was prompted to participate in
the Sportline campaign.
As Hamed once weighed more
than 200 pounds and is a phar-
macist by profession, it is surpris-
ing to note that when she began
walking more than ten years ago, Aundi


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it wasn't for health
reasons. "I didn't
start walking to
lose weight. I
would go to Arcola
Lakes, where they
had a beautiful walk-
ing trail, to destresss' from work. At the time
that I began walking I didn't know anyone who
had lost weight doing so," she
continued.
Once she realized the health
benefits of walking, Hamed
took responsibility for her per-
sonal fitness and decided to
help others do the same. She
participated in the MLK 5K
Walk and then began walking
for charity. In 2002, she par-
ticipated in the Avon Breast
Cancer Six Mile Walk, after
which she set a goal to raise
$10,000 for medical research
charities before her 60th
birthday.
In September of 2005,
Hamed reached her goal by
i completing a triathlon to raise
money for the Leukemia
Lymphoma Society of
America. To do this, she had
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to swim one mile, bike eight-
een miles and jog for six
miles, all of which she did in
five and a half hours.
Now Hamed is taking her
walking to another level as a
member of the Sportline
relay team. She said she is
looking forward to her jour-
ney and is excited to be a
part of such a worthy cause.
"Sportline is issuing a chal-
lenge to Americans. They
want to spread the word
about the benefits of walking
with a pedometer and pro-
mote walking as fitness and
fun with some very impor-
tant health benefits," Hamed
said.
In terms of her selection
for the final team, Hamed
said it feels like both an
honor and a challenge. "It is
not a short distance and it




Initial sermon at

Peace Missionary

Baptist Church


Peace Missionary Baptist
Church, 11500 N.W. 17th Ave-
nue, Reverend Tracy L.
McCloud D. Min., pastor,
invites the community at large
to witness the in-
ital sermon of Brother Torace
Poole on Sunday, April 30 at 4
p.m.
Come and be blessed.


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takes a lot of discipline. This
is going to be my first time
going across country on foot.
I'm really looking forward to
it."
Her lack of cross country
walking experience notwith-
standing, Hamed's self-
described "intensity" when
tackling a project should be
instrumental in her efforts.
"I am so intense when I do
something. I put my heart
into it. It's like I have to fig-
ure out, 'How can I maximize
what I'm doing?"'
To follow Hamed's journey
and get more information
about the Step's Across
America campaign, visit
www.stepsacross.com.


93"' Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93"' Street
305-836-0942
Order of Services
7:30i a.m. 1Ialy Morming Woiship
i anI. ..Mornling Wor'ihip
Evening Worship
Isl & 3rdI Sunday ........6 p n.
Tieisday Bible Sitly .7 p im.
website: l be .or




Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
liioidshilplpl'aycrshuhdsilulh.ni
740 N.W. 58th Strecc
Miami, FL
305-759-8875
1 I 1o r r yeit r l......... :30 .
D lirly MWinig sripe.....7:30 a
S Sunday School ..... :3 i1.11.
,Iy bie,3 S y We.....d. 7 .p..m.
|NooBnday Alld r PrIaeryc...M-F)
I:cc lin e [he I lunii"y every
WCda llesy...... l- I p.n.



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

Order of Services:
Sunday'- Church ShIlI..............10 ia.1)
Wviship Seiice..............I1: I a.m.
Tu days Ifible Class. -.....3.....7 P.n
41hI nelay ESowk in \vlbn i p...Niip- .6 p n m

Pastor Aaron H. Roerts, Sr


postolic Revival Center /Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue 1855 NW. I19th Street
1855 N.W. 119th Street
305-836-1224 305-688-1612
Order of Services Fax: 305-681-8719
New linle lir T.V. I'Prgr;am Order of Services:
FOR H OPE FORI' TODAY Sii9...):30 i.i...(Sundiy Schiml)
i miii i 7 l s, Walk in ll theic Woid Ministry
Slln) ;i.lll. Sllll y 5 .I W olship Se viice ..............I I amI
W\ILL- iTteiessiu Pi r i a.i 12 pi iuesday...7 p.ll...i lllily Nighlt
Moii.ni Si c ........... II Wed.. II a.in.. ii- cl cesssiry l rayerl
Still F ll .Woly li............ 7:3011l.nm.
u. li l .Sin 7:30 p.. Wed.Bible Class. 12 p.m.
I.., i.-M IA 1 -. ".7:30 Wed. Bible C I .is.............. 7pm ,i.
Rev Caol ash


Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12"' Ave.
305-751-9323
Order of Services:
larly Worship ..............7 a.m.
Sulltnday School.............. 9 a.m.
NBC ............................10:05 a.m.
Woriship .......................II i.lll
m Wa mrahI ..../ .......... i4 I'"ll
Mission and Bible ('hlss

MiTuel ay ....'...........6:30 Iipn.


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

Order of Services:
...... \V"r, hi ..... ........... .111:301; .
"(il'u. In iuhll M hili~ll\'.................6
pI'li!vrl \itrv .,.................. 7: 10 .
Bilclr Slllun .. ............... S .lll
Re. G egoy ).Thmscani ,jr.m


Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Sunday
Bible Study ............. 9 al.m.::: I:: M orning W orship ............. 10 aii..
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....(eneral Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.ni.- 8:30 a.m.
Comcast Digital Cable: 8, 19, 22, 23, 30 and 37
Web page: www.penibrokeparkcoc.org
Dr. Prentiss C. Spivey, Minister-


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

Order of Services:
Sunl ;d Y M lllling ............) illl
Wednesday Niglh IBibl. Study
f ....7 p.,il


STrinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4"' Siret. Homestead 33136
305-246-2265
Order of Services:
S 'iT lty N' S ll I ........ SL:... :30 .11I.

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W Ie Nll-iII. 1 i i li l ; i "I... 12 .ii.
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Wed Ni-h ....e Si . p.l. m
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hido Ni- 1hl ScI-""p S Iv '"m


Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
305-836-4555
Order of Services:
Sunday Morninl. ...........8 a.m.1

Mon. Excellnce ........7:30 p.m.
''l'cT Bible Clss .........7:30 p.m.
IThilSu Fell hip .........10 a.m.
Is( Sun. Sol), PrIictice ..h p.m.


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


St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3"'Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Servieds:
1Harlilly Sundl I y
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.









1755 N.W. 78'" Street
305-691-4081
Fax: 305-694-9105
iund y Shool L i..........s9:30 a.m.
Mo-ning Wonship ...I I Ia.m.
Na t, re fi ," Iapltist 'Clhurches
(13 BAA.L.) 5 p.m.
eveningg W orship ........7 p.m.
Meeting ........(Tues.) 7 p.m.



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

Order of Services:

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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..................... :30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........II a.m.
Fvee Golf Every 2" & 4"' Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf Coulse


New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International


2300 NW 135th Street
Order of Services
Sunday Worship 7 a.m.. 1 i
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:
IEairly Moming Worship 7:30 a.m,.
Sun. Church School 9:30) a.m.
Morning Worship .....I I a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Tues. helitl the Ist Sun.....7 pn.
Midl-week Worship


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

Order of Services:
Early Morning Woiship.7:30a.nm.
Sunday School ..........:3a.m.lll
Mornlin Worship .....II i.m.
WEI)NIDSI)AY
Pra ye Mccli.ng ..........7:3() p.m.
Bible Sndy .................. pn




Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87'" Street
305-836-9081
Order of Services:
SmI IIIdI) Nlo"l'll"l c'l'\ 'e
Sllld; i School.......... I I Ill.
"\V hil l Sr i lt].c........ 1 a I
D [ I ltl\ Bile S,1,1itd\.... -8I


I (800) 254-NBIBC
305-685-3700
Fax: 305-685-0705
www.newbirithbaptistlnianii.org


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New Vision For Christ
Ministries
13650 N.E. 101' Avenue
305-899-7224
Order of Services:
Early Sunlday wVlk hIliI)...7:31) a.m..
Suldally Sch`lxl ................M):30 ;I. l.
Sintlliy Mmnling WMAllip .....1 I al.
SIuday l i. ninlg SI'viC. ...6 p).n.
Tue.1slay Il-iyer Mccling ...7:) .1 11 .
WednesLlay Bible Sludy ...7:T.) pim.
"NloT J eIIu I a clhirch. Bil ai MI|o\ve11 1



Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3"1 Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-854




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SZion Hope i
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-230l
Order of Services:
Sunday School .............. :30 0.i.

Pr l t1" Me lin & Iliblh SInlld
Ttlc. I 7 p.m.


Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
305-635-7413
Order ol'Services:
Sunday Morning, Services
7:45 a.m. I 1:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study 'LTuesday
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Pi-aycr 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. ihru l-ri. Noon Day Praycr
Bible Sludy...Thurs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...7-1 I ia.m.
Suiindaiy School.......9:30 ia.m.


Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68' Streel. Miami. FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(23.4.5" Sunday) ......X8:00 am
Sundl a School .......... 9:45 amI
Mornin,, Service .....1I I:00 am
Communion Service
i (Thall0 Ielir IP Sundaly) 7:30 pmi
Prayer Meeting/Bible StudyI
(Wedncsday) 7:-0 pm



The Soul Saving Station 0
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
www.ssschristscrusadersilla.org
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
I Order of Services:
S.Sundall y School ........... 1 il I
S Sundtay Woishil.. I I ai.m. & 7 p.mI
Snueslday wilrhip ....... 7:45 p.m.
Noon Day Pl .iyei.. v1 iiow- i.





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Brownsville
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
305-634-6604
Order of Services
Lil Da) Sunllay School9......7:4%i
Sullldl y Morning W rship ll.....ll .m.
Sulnday Melns liable Suy .... p.n.
Sunday Iadies Bible Sludy .5 p ..
Slidlly l seiini W6l'shil .......G ill.m
-esday) Nig-iii Bible Sltudy ....7:3i11pii
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The Miami Times, April 26-May 2, 2006 13B


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Aubrey W. Simms, compassionate

community worker services set

Funeral services will be held
on Friday for Aubrey Watkins
Simms, a compassionate com-
munity worker who spent more
than a half century here work-
ing in education and initiating
social change. She died
Saturday at age 82.
Simms, whose career included
serving as an academic advisor
at the University of Miami and
as executive assistant to two
UM presidents, dedicated her-
self after retirement to helping
beautify Miami-Dade espe-
cially often-overlooked institu-
tions and landmarks in the
Black community.
"She was dedicated to all Aubrey Watkins Simms
things beautiful, green and
growing," said husband Robert
Simms, the former executive director of the county's Community
Relations Board.
Simms' commitment to uplifting the Black community also
extended to the cultivation of young minds, both those of her
students as well as her children. Her son, Dr. David Michael
Simms, is a radiologist; daughter Leah Simms was the first
Black female judge in state history.
Simms was blessed with a "quiet dignity and graciousness"
that belied an inner steel, said her husband.
Born in the campus hospital of Alabama's Tuskegee Institute,
the young Aubrey Watkins was surrounded by examples of suc-
cess and ambition in a South beset by segregation.
At Sunday service, she would listen as inventor George
Washington Carver spoke of his creations.
"When you grew up in the kind of environment, there was no
doubt, no self-denial," said Robert Simms, who met his wife on
campus. "It was innate that you would finish high school and go
on to college . that you could compete and succeed."
Aubrey Simms received a bachelor's of science degree at
Hampton University in Virginia; she also completed graduate
work at Tuskegee, Albany State College and UM.
When Robert Simms accepted a teaching postion in Miami, he
left Alabama but soon returned to marry his bride. The pair
settled in Miami in 1953, where Aubrey .taught at F.C. Martin
Elementary in Richmond Heights.
She later taught English at Jackson High, where she was one
of the first Black teachers at an integrated high school.
She went on to serve as an academic advisor at UM's School of
Arts and Sciences, while teaching English at Florida Memorial
College.
In 1973, then-UM President Henry King Stanford tapped
Simms as his executive assistant; she also worked for his suc-
cessor, Edward Foote.
After her retirement, Simms joined a host of civic groups,
including the board of Fairchild Tropical Garden, NAACP, Urban
League and the Historical Association of Southern Florida. She
was also a member of Top Ladies of Distinction, and spearhead-
ed efforts to recognize neighborhood beautification projects in
Black communities.
Her tenacity survived even when afflicted by meningioma,
which affects the brain and spinal cord. When she could no
longer write with her right hand, "she learned to write with her
left," her husband said. "She just wouldn't quit."
A gathering for family and friends will take place from 5 to 7
p.m., Thursday at Church of the Open Door, 6001 NW Eighth
Ave. Services are 11 a.m..Friday at the church.



Education group seeks to


help Haitian students excel


FCAT
continued from 8B

prices of homes are going up, if
our kids don't start making
the grade . it will be diffi-
cult for them to maintain a
decent standard of living . .
they start dropping out
because they get discouraged
and go down the wrong
paths."
The educational perform-
ance of Miami's Haitian
youth is not the only con-
cern. Camille stated that
"there are too many kids at
the juvenile center . we
must begin to get parents
involved
make them
aware they
need to get

this process
of saving
our chil-
dren."
Economics
is a key fac-
tor affecting
MERILUS Haitian par-
ents' ability
to partici-
pate in educational and com-
munity events. Most Haitian
parents work more than two
jobs to support their house-
holds. According to Merilus,
it is not uncommon for
Haitian school children to
come home to "no pots on the
stove." He also said that "a
lot of Haitian parents don't
have the intellectual skills to
help their kids they are too
busy trying to provide their
basic home needs for them
they work to pay the mort-
gage."
The parents' economic obli-
gations notwithstanding, the
activists concur that "there is


a job that needs to be done."
There is also concurrence
that no one entity will be able
to achieve success.
"We need money and the
help of community business-
men to help us meet our goal
. .JEM is going to do a
marvelous job . we will
provide an eternity to these
kids," Merilus said.


In Memoriam


LEE ERNEST GEROW


04/24/46 03/05/05

It's been one year since you left
us but we could never forget
those good memories that you
left in our hearts.
One thing we do know, is to be
absent from the body, is to be
present with the Lord.
We say to you Happy Birthday
and may God be with until we
meet again.
Wife, Alice Gerow, children,
Stephanie, Walter, Christpopher
and Bianca Miller.


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


SUSAN MOORE WALTER FANNIN, JR.


11/27/42 04/24/05

To some you are forgotten, to
some you are of the past.
But, to us, the ones who loved
and lost you, your memories will
always last.
From your children and family.



Death Notice


MILDRED 'MILLIE' JILES,
died at the age 48 on Saturday,
April 22, 2006 at Jackson
Memorial Hospital. Survivors:
husband, Christopher Jiles;
mother, Ruby Washington;
father, Willie Washington:
daughter, Fatimah Jiles; son,
Raishard Andrews (Larea); three
sisters; three brothers and a
host of brother-in-laws, sister-
in-laws, grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, relatives and friends.
Arrangements are being handled
by Wright Funeral Home, Inc.
For more information contact
305-688-2030.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


TORRENCE L. WILLIAMS

04/26/73 02/18/03

It's been three long years since
our heavenly Father called you
home, but know that we love
and miss you dearly and you will
never be forgotten.
From your loving mother,
Melvina Dixon; brothers, Keon,
Kevin and Torry Dixon; sister,
Violet Smith; and the Saunders
and Williams families.


Public Notice

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


04/24/58 08/12/04

Ricky, we wish you a happy
48th birthday.
We love you and were still
missing you.
From your mother, Ruby,
Boby, Torry, the Fannin and
Washington families.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


LONNIE C. JOHNSON


04/30/28 10/07/03

Daddy, time do fly like you did,
when you gained your wings.
Your face and voice is imbedded"
in our minds. The love we have
for you will never end. Today,
tommorrow and the days after
could never be the same since
you left, but God say there will
be joy in the morning and laugh-
ter has come again.
Love always,
Your wife, children, grandchil-
dren and great-grands.

In Memoriam


In loving memory of,


MILDRED LUE BELL

12/27/38 03/21/06

We love and miss you.
Your Family

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


EDDIE GROVER SR.

09/08/65 04/28/93

Love always, your family.


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of our dear
mother,


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


MAY LEE ROBINSON BETTY LOU WOOTEN
WILLIAMS


04/28/14 11/05/04

Happy 92nd birthday. We love
you, your daughters, Maggie, Al-
berta, Jonell; sons, Alfred, Law-
rence grandchildren and family.


Death Notice


ALVIN B. JOHNSON aka
"MAN, SLICK," died April 18.
He was a Miami Central Alumi,
Class of 1997. He was the opera-
tor of Mazie Soul Food Restau-
rant. Survivors: daughter, Alvi-
nea Johnson; mother, Cynthia
Johnson-Frederick; father, Ber-
nard Bouy; step-father, Anthony
Frederick; brothers, Antoino
Johnson, Tavaris Bradley and
Dennis Johnson; sisters, Laqui-
sha Dansby-Lynn, Victoria
Walker and Wanda Bouy.

Death Notice
.. ....


04/27/1940 04/25/2002

It has been four long years
since you've left our sight. But
never our hearts. Undescribably
missed by your loving husband,
Phillip L. Williams, daughters,
Phyllis Flowers, Kimberly
Mincey and Tanya Hampton of
Atlanta. grandchildren,
Travarius, Darrell, Alexia and
Tyeisha. We love and miss you
so much.
Phillip L, Williams and family.


Death Notice


HEDY SEYMOUR GREENE,
formerly of Miami was called
home April 23, 2006 in Atlanta,
Georgia.
She was a former Dade County
administrator employee and a
1962 graduate of Miami North-
western.
Leaving to mourn children, To-
nya Wilson (Greene), Terrence
and Tedd Greene; two grandchil-
dren, Rey J. and Rachael, all of
Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Camille
Floyd (Seymour) and Judy Har-
ris-Seymour (William); nephew,
Alvin Tory Floyd (LaTrina) and a
host of relatives and friends.
Services in Atlanta, GA.
The Greene family


In Memoriam


In loving memory of,


J.W. WIMBERLY, 76, died
April 24, 2006 at Parkway Re-
gional Medical Center.
Services will be 11 a.m., Satur-
day, April 29 at Mt. Calvary Mis-
sionary Baptist Church.
Arrangements entrusted to
Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt Mortuary.

Happy 10th Birthday

In loving memory of,


LA'KEITH L. POSTELL

04/30/96 07/15/00

I asked God foj a minute. He
gave us a day.
I asked God for a miracle and
He gave me that too.
I asked God for an angel and
He gave us you.
Love always, your mommie and
family.


PASTOR EMERITUS
MOTHER REBECCA HINES

11/28/22 04/27/04

Two years have passed,
the pain continues to last.
On that day Mama,
you didn'tgo alone,
a part of us went with you
the day God called you home.
Still dearly loved!
Still dearly missed!
Your Family.



Deadline for obituaries


Monday, 3:30 p.m.


Call 305-694-6210


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MINNIE JOHNSON-JACKSON,
6 3 1
owner/beauti-
cian of A Touch
of Class Beauty
Salon, died April
19, at Miami
Jewish Nursing
H o m e
Survivors
include: daugh-
ters, Sherrill
Johnson Ashley (Norris), Veronica
Michelle Crawford and Kathyrn
Morgan Bronson; grandchildren,
Arneisha, Kevaris, Samonya,
Jarrel, Samuel and Shanorri; sis-
ters, Estella, Corine, Julia
(Frendrick) and Nancy; brothers,
Henry (Barbara), Booker, Charles,
Lawrence and Leon (Karen); sister-
in-laws, Willie and Laura. Public
viewing Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. 5
p.m. at Wright Funeral Home and 6
- 9 p.m. at Liberty City Church of
Christ. Funeral services will be held
Saturday, April 29, 1 p.m. at
Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 SW 56 Avenue, Hollywood.
Interment at Southern Memorial
Park.

ROSLYN GAIL MACKEY, 50,
child care work-
er, died April 20,
at Memorial

Survivors
include: chil-
d r en
Cassandra
Gilbert, Melissa
Mack ey,
Anthony
Mackey, Daniel Mackey, Brian
Mackey and Damean Mackey; sis-
ters, Clarissa Bejerano and
Valencia Davis; brothers, Alfred
Mackey and Randy Mackey; daugh-
ter-in-law, Felicia Mackey, son-in-
law, John Gilbert; and brother-in-
law, Gilberto Bejerano. Public view-
ing Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
at Wright Funeral Home and 5 8
p.m. at Mt. Herman A. M. E.
Church. Funeral services will be
held Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m. at Mt.
Herman A.M.E. Church. Interment
Southern Memorial Park.


EUGENE LAMONT DARDEN, 8,
died April 23 at
Plantation
Ho s p i t a I .
Survivors: moth-
er, Valtera
Washington
Price; step-
father, Barry
Price; father,
Anazagene
Darden III;
grandmother, Elnora Washington and
Juanita Carriera; brothers, Anzagene
IV; and sister, Barranisha. Services
will be held Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m.
at St. Matthews Missionary Baptist
Church. Interment at Forest Lawn.

CALVIN THURSTON, mechanic for
the City of Miami,
died April 22.
Survivors: wife,
V io ean
Thurston; son,
Calvin Thurston,
Jr.; daughters,
Lorraine Scott,
Alana Thurston,
Sharon Scott,
M o n i c a
Thurston-Simpson and Shannon
Bailey; brothers, Griffith Thurston and
Byron Fernandus; sisters, Alzata
Thurston and Phyllis Fernandus.
Services will be held Saturday, April
28, 11 a.m. at Antioch Missionary
Baptist Church of Brownsville.
Interment at Dade Memorial Park

WILLIE GENE DENNIS, 67, mail
carrier, died April
24 at Memorial
West Pembroke.
Survivors: wife,
Helen Dennis;
sons, Reginald
Dennis and
Kamanski
Dennis; daugh-
ters, Chazess
Myrick and
Amelia 'Brodus; brothers, Lamar
Brown and Billy Brown; and sisters,
Margarie Chapman and Mary
Williams. Services will be held
Monday, May 1, 11 a.m. at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church of Carol
City. Interment at Forest Lawn.


Manker


CHARLOTTE K. WRIGHT, 79,
died April 18 in
her residence.
Service
Thursday, 11
a.m. at Bible
Baptist Church.





CINDY GAIL JOHNSON, 50, died
April 21 at North Shore Medical
Center. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. in
the chapel.


BILLIE KATE MILLER, 60, died
April 23 at
Parkway Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 12
p.m. at Mt. Olive
Fire Baptist
Church.




ELMIRA JEAN SMITH, 51, died
April 20 in Tallahassee.
Arrangements are incomplete.


Royal'


SALLY GILLIAM, 63, died April 9.
Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Believer
Life Ministries
Church.






BISHOP EUGENE O'NEIL, 73,
died April 18.
S e r v i c e
Thursday, 11
a.m. at Shiloh
Missionary
Baptist Church.





JOHN HENRY, 53, died April 23.
Service Friday,
11 a.m. in the
chapel.







Davis & Brice
JIMMIE WRIGHT, Dania, died
April 23. Service Saturday, 10 a.m.
at Church of God and Christ.

ANNIE 'MRS. KATE' RHODES
BELL, 78, Ft. Lauderdale, died April
15. Services were held.

STEWART S. FYFFE, 49,
Hollywood, died April 12. Services
were held.

MOSEL HILL, 71, Dania, died
April 21. Service Saturday, 12:30
p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church.

JANICE HERNANDEZ, West
Park, died April 21. Viewing Friday,
6-9 p.m. at Greater St. Luke P.B.C.

BABY CURTIZ E. JAMES
ROBINSON, III, died, son of Curtiz
and Michelle James Robinson, Sr.
Graveside services were held.


DEACON GEORGE BUTLER,
90, died April 22.
Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Greater
New Bethel
Baptist Church.





ELISE KELLY, 57, died April 18.
S e r v i c e
Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Norland
U n i te d
Methodist
Church






EVERARD BISPOTT, 51, died
April 20. Service Saturday, 1 p.m. in
the chapel.

IRIS JACKSON, 102, died April
22. Arrangements are incomplete.

Carey Royal *
Ram'n
CASSONDRA TRENAE THRON-
TON, 33, died April 24 at Jackson
Hospital. Arrangements are incom-
plete.

ROBERT CARSON, 41, Miami
Beach, died April 23 at home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

RICARDO SMITH, 18, died April 10
at home. Service Saturday at Jordan
Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

SHARMEEN MINNS, 35, Nassau
Bahamas, died April 15 at Jackson
Hospital. Remains will be shipped to
the Bahamas for final rites and burial.


E.A. Stevens
CHARLIE ROBINSON, 91, 600
NW 10th Street, Hallandale Beach,
died April 22 at his home. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Greater
Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church.


Poitier


JAMES TISDALE ANDERSON,
16, student at
M i a m i
Northwestern
Senior High,
died April 23.
Survivors: moth-
er, Deirdre;
father, James,
Jr.; sisters, Nikal
and Nichelle.
Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at New Way
Fellowship Praise and Worship
Center.

BABY KELIS ORTIZ, 8 months
old, died April
18. Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. in the
chapel.






JOHN LEE JOHNSON (JJ), 53,
custodian, died
April 19 at
Aventura.
Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.


Baptist Church.




ALVIN JOHNSON, 27, manager,
died April 18 at North Shore Medical
Center. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist
Church.

Rai
AARON DOUGLAS HALL, JR.,
62, retired hous-
ing development
specialist for
Urban League,
died April 24.
Survivvors: son,
Aaron Douglas
Hall, III; sister,
Francine Hall
Scott; devoted
friend, Brezetta
Ramirez; step brother, David
Johnson. Service Saturday, 2:30
p.m. at Ebenezer Methodist
Church.

EMERALD BODIE MOULTON,
89, cafeteria
cashier for
Miami

Senior High,
died April 20.
Surviv ors
daughter, Erma
Roundtree;
three grandchil-
dren, Walter
Tarlins, III, Yolanda and Todra
Roundtree; sister, Lillian Bodie-
Facey; two brothers, Arthur and
Thomas Bodie, Jr.; special niece,
Mavis Bodie; and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, great grandchil-
dren and other relatives. Prayer
service Friday in the chapel.
Service Saturday, 8:30 a.m. at Holy
Redeemer Catholic Church.

ENID BENEBY, 72, formerly of
Nassau,
Bahamas, lived
at, 3420 NW 82
Street, residing
in Los Angeles,
CA the last
seven years,
died at North
Shore Medical
Center April 17.
She was a nurse
employed by Mt. Sinai Hospital for
35 years. Survivors: ex-husband,
Caleb Beneby, Sr.; daughters,
Jackie Beneby Garcia and Loretta
Beneby; four sons, Wilfred Bastian,
Zachary, Morris and Charles
Beneby; grandchildren, Radames
and Aadames Garcia, Zachary
Beneby, Jr., Sereenah Scare; and a
host of other family members and
friends. Service Saturday, 9 a.m. at
Church of God of Prophecy #1 locat-
ed at 4528 NW 1st Avenue. Viewing
Friday, 3-5 p.m. Viewing and wake
6-10 p.m. at home. Please call for
more information 305-898-5664.


Range
Coconut Grove
ERNEST L. HENRY, 78, retired

Eastern Airlines
of Coconut
Grove, died April
17 at Mercy
Hospital.
Survivors: sister,


Goldie Clarit;
daughters,
Pamela and j--- r I
Tangela
Dawson; sons, Gerald Storr and
Anthony Dawson; grandchildren;
and a host of nieces and nephews,
including Patricia Johnson and
John Crawford. Service Saturday,
11 a.m. at St. Matthews Community
Baptist Church.


NATHANIEL DARBY, 75, water
controller, died
April 22 at
Homestead
H hospital I .

Saturday, 11
a.m. at Church
of Christ in
Goulds.


MARIA DOROTHY JOHNSON,
85, computer
specialist, died
April 18.
Services were
held.






WILLIAM EDWARD CLARKE,






Ill, Carroletha
JR., 79, truck



d river, died April
24. Survivors:
w i f e
Louvverna; chil-
dren, William E.
III, Carroletha
and Eric Dale
Cherry; grand-
children, Bayata
J. Battle, Brian
E., Tabari F. Kinsey and Eriale
Wilson. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at Mt. Hermon AME Church.

LILLIAN DOBY, 89, housewife,
died March 21. Services were held.

RONNIE CLARK, 32, labor, died
April 23. Arrangements are incom-
plete.

nge
LOUISE ROLLE BROWN, 93,
homemaker,
died April 21.
Survivors:
daughter, Lona
Mathis; two
grandchildren,
Gregory Mathis
and Robin Page
Mathis. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at St. Agnes
Episcopal Church.

MARY T. WILEY, 79, homemak-
er, died April 21.
Survivors: aunt,
M a g g i e
Newbold of
Detroit; nephew,
Michael Stuart
of Atlanta, GA;
three cousins,
John, Marian
and Michelle
Adderly. Prayer
service Thursday, 7 p.m. in the
chapel. Service Friday, 1 p.m. at
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.
Donations in memory of Mrs. Wiley
are requested for Holy Redeemer
Catholci Church or the American
Cancer Society.

AUBREY ALEICE WATKINS
SIMMS, 82,
educator for
University of
Miami, died April
22. Survivors:
husband,
Robert ,H.
Simms; daugh-
ter, Leah A.
Simms; son,
David Michael
Simms. Viewing Thursday, 5-8
p.m. at the Church of the Open
Door Service Friday, 11 a.m. at
the church.


Richardson
FANNIE MAE DANIELS, 76, died
April 21. Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at St. Mark
Missionary
Baptist Church.






MARSHA BERNITA JONES, 53,
died April 24.
Arrangements
are incomplete.








ALJIA CARR, JR. aka 'RABBIT,'
died April 20.

Saturday, 2 p.m.
in the chapel.


WALTER J. KENTY, 90, security
officer, died April
24 at North
Shore Medical
Center .
Survivors: wife,
Mamie; grand-
daughter, Gena
Davis (Kevin) of
Ne w a r k,
Delaware; broth-
er, Ernest Kenty
(Amy) of Okeechobee, Florida; sis-
ter, Mary Tuggles of Greencove
Springs, Florida; other nieces,
nephews, relatives and friends.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. in the
chapel.

EARNESTINE JENERETTE
FORTE, 71,
retired Dade
County School
teacher, died
April 24 at
h o m e
Survivors: son,
Gregory; daugh-
ter, Deborah;
grandson,
J a m a I
Arrangements are incomplete.


Grace
MAVIS FOSTER, 86, housewife,
died April 17.

Saturday, 11
a.m. at Open
B i b I e
Community
Church of North
Miami.



ALFRED HAMILTON, 72, car-
penter, died April
15 at Parkway

Medical Center.
Arrangements
are incomplete.





ST. JULIAN WALKER, JR., 23,
died April 21.
Service
Thursday, 2 p.m.
at St. John
AM.E. Church.






REUBEN SHEPARD, 57, died
April 21. Service Saturday, 2 p.m. in
the chapel.


Barrett, Frayar
LEON PINDER, 65, Cutler Ridge,
died April 15 at Baptist Hospital.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. in the
chapel.

WILLE TEE COATS, 80,
Richmond Heights, died April 19 at
her residence. Service Thursday, 1
p.m. at Glendale Baptist Church.

MELVENIA CORUJO, 33, South
Miami, died April 19 at Baptist
Hospital. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at the House of God Church.

FREDDIE DEAN RAMSEY, 56,
Richmond Heights, died April 23 at
his residence. Service Saturday, 1
p.m. at Glendale Baptist Church.


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


KATORA ANDERSON

04/24/73 11/23/05


FREEMAN PYLES, 82, police
officer, died April
24 at his home.
Service Sunday
in the chapel.


ARLAND CLAY WHIPPER, 42,
Dade County
school coun-
selor, died April
17 in Oklahoma
City, OK.

Thursday, 1 p.m.
in the chapel.



NOEL HAMILTON, 59, federal
police officer, died April 17 at Mt.
Sinai Medical Center. Service
Wednesday, 10 a.m. in the chapel.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


JAMES

04/26/192


S McGINTIS


5 06/08/2005


To some you are forgotten, to
some you are of the past.
But to us, the ones who loved
and lost you, your memories will
always last.
Your wife, children, grand chil-
dren and loving friends.

In Memoriam


VALENCIA O. WOODS

09/16/41-04/29/98


It has been eight years but it
seems like yesterday. Your
beautiful smile, quiet spirit and
your wonderful ways in which
you worshiped God will never be
forgotten. It keeps us going
everyday when we remember
your faith in God. We shall meet
again on that glad reunion day.
Love, The family

Eric S. George
TOMMY LEE ROSIER, 74,
Hallandale Beach. Service Friday,
11 at New Jerusalem Baptist
Church, Hollywood.

SMITHY AMOGENE BERNARD,
44, died April 19. Service Saturday,
11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church.




Deadline for

obituaries

Monday at

3:30 p.m.

Call 305-694-6210


1Oaren fon


LOLA MONROE, 90, died April
22. Service Friday, 11 a.m. in the
chapel.


Hall Ferguson Hewitt


Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


14B The Miami Times A 6




























































NewslProviders"


Tyler Perry takes publishing world by storm


By Isheka Harrison
iharrison(<)miamnitimesonline.com

Playwright, producer, actor,
comedian and director all describe
some of the callings that Christian
entertainment mogul, Tyler Perry,
has successfully answered.
Through his extraordinary plays
and movies, this modern day ren-
aissance man has inspired mil-
lions of fans to keep the faith. Yet,
just when it seems like he's done it


all, Perry takes his creative genius
to another level by adding author
to that list.
With the recent release of his
first book, Don't Make A Black
Woman Take Off Her Earrings,
Perry conquers new ground as his
beloved character, the witty, out-
spoken grandma, Mabel 'Madea'
Simmons, gives readers sound
advice in the candid manner she is
so well-known for.
Covering topics that range from


love, sex, AIDS, marriage and par-
enting to hip-hop, beauty tips, fit-
ness, 'acting white' and the
church, Madea reveals more of
herself than we've ever seen
before. In this hilarious work,
Madea tells readers exactly how
she feels about herself, the people
and the things that surround her.
For example, Madea's advice to
people who tell Black kids that
strive to be successful that they
are acting white:


"Go...to...hell!...Its the craziest
thing I ever heard. It's not acting
white. It's acting like you got some
sense!"
As far as Madea's use of words
like ass and hell to get her point
across, Perry said in a phone inter-
view that people shouldn't be
offended as they are not used in a
negative connotation. "Ass and
hell are both in the Bible and so
I've never been offended by those
Please turn to PERRY 6C


African Heritage Cultural
Arts Center 2166 MLK Blvd.


'Polynesia Peering into the
Ribault River' by Jacksonville
artist Hugeaux with natural cac-
tus, apple and aloe vera dyes.
Visit www.hugeaux.com for
more from Hugeaux. plhoo Alline

EXHIBITION
The Sixth Annual Oscar
Thomas Memorial
People's Art Exhibition
The 6th Annual Oscar
Thomas Memorial People's


Art Exhibition features
unveiled new works by South
Florida African World artists,
special guest artists and a
special remembrance. The
exhibit runs through May 21
(Closing Reception, please
bring flowers). Gallery hours
are Monday-Friday from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m or by appoint-
ment.Call 305-638-6771.
Diaspora Vibe Gallery
3839 N Miami Ave Design Dtr
Teri Richardson: From
Brooklyn to Miami
Diaspora Vibe Gallery pres-
ents a new body of work by
Brooklyn-based artist, Teri
Richardson. Earth-toned
hues organically take form
and direction in her new
paintings in which traditional
properties of light, texture
and sensation are animated
to become fresh and new
works. The exhibiton runs
through May 27. Call 305-
573-4046.
Calabash Visual Arts
Festival
The Calabash Visual Arts
Festival is designed primarily


to showcase and support
visual artists, as well as focus
on the various modes, meth-
ods, techniques and forms of
visual expressions. It will be
hosted by the African
Heritage Cultural Arts Center
in partnership with the
Kuumba Arts Collective on
May 13 from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m. Call 305-638-6771.
Black Arts Discussion
Thursday, April 27:
The program in Africana
Studies, The Africana Studies
and Research Foundation.
Inc. and international art
consultant Ludlow Bailey
cordially invite you to a panel
discussion focused on the
state of the Black (African
diaspora) visual arts scene in
South Florida. The panel will
include visual artists Gene
Tinnie, Bayunga Kialeuka,
Howard Moss, Guy Syllien,
art broker Emile Guiard,
architect Nathaniel Belcher,
art critic Joy Ann Reid,
graphic designer Lisa Green
and professor Edmund
Abaka.
This will be the first in a
series of six panel discus-
sions to be held at the New
Gallery, Wesley Foundation
Bldg, Univ. of Miami from 6-9
p.m. Call 786-290-7359.


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Legendary South African musician Hugh Masekela entertains the audience at the Joseph
Caleb Auditorium. The Elders are escorted in with drumming and dancers. Masekela's
performance included his 1960s classic 'Grazing in the Grass,' 'Bring Him Back Home
(Nelson Mandela)' and the late Nigerian musician Fela Kuti's 'Lady.' After the perform-
ance he received a Proclaimation and the Key to the City. -photos Altine/LKing


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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


2C The Miami Times, April 2b-May V, ZUUo


The wedding ceremony of
Orinen Goody and Audrey
Davis took place on the Pre-
Easter Saturday afternoon at
The Church of the Open Door
with Reverend Dr. R. Jaoquin
Willis, officiant, and Glenda
Foster, wedding planner.
Foster made sure the men wore
white long-tail tuxedos with
gray accessories, while
the women comple-
mented them with gray
gowns. Yolanda
Harrold performed a
solo.
Leading the proces-
sional were Diane
Torres and Roosvelt
Goody, parents of the
groom and Alberta NE
White and Roosvelt
Davis, parents of the bride.
They were followed by grooms-
men and bridesmaids,
Kenneth Norwood and
Michelle Stephens; Johnny
Crua and Kristin Sapp; Korie
Davis and Giovanni Cash:
William Matthews and
Tangela Matthews; Andre
Porter and Ebony Hicks; and
Bobby Howard and Samantha
Torres.
Also in the wedding party
were Tiffany Davis, matron of
honor and Lauio Bryant, best
man; Delta Rhome, maid of
honor and Taray Thomas, best
man; Eric Rhome, junior
groomsman and Vankevia
Davis, junior bride; Destiny
Davis, Chelsie Rankine,
Breana Torres, and Daniel
Williams, flower girls; Lamont
Torres and Tarrell Halyard,
ring bearer; and Geobarr Cash


and Gabrielle Bishop. ushers.
After presenting the newly-
weds and the recessional of the
bride and groom, the groom
stood outside of the church and
greeted every participant with a
hug and said "thank you for
coming" before leading the wed-
ding party into their limousines
to heading for the Flamingo
Banquet Hall, East
Hialeah Drive, where
Foster was awaiting
their arrival to begin
her task as mistress of
ceremony.
A traditional recep-
tion took place, followed
by 'thank you's' from
the newly weds, before
UAL they took off for their
honeymoon, a two-week
cruise to the Caribbean.
******
Annette T. W. Brantley,
president, Sigma Gamma Rho
Sorority, Inc., Gamma Delta
Sigma Chapter; W. Doris Neal,
director of Buds of Spring for
2006; and Claudia Slater, cho-
reographer, have joined with
parent liaisons Elizabeth
Rudolph and Rosena Wright
with a mission to make this
year the best of all years.
The young ninth-grade Buds
began their orientation at
Ebenezer United. Methodist
Church and went to Miami
Northwestern in February for
Test Taking Skills/Information.
At Holy Redeemer Catholic
Church there was a a special
Vesper, in which Buds Saria
Jackson and Jaroda Strapp
read the scripture, Bud


Vanecia Reaves adclministered
the prayer and Bud Taylor D.
Lawrence gave the welcome.
Other performances included
Bud Candace Williams, a poet-
ic expression; Bud Brittney
Reason-Periman, a liturgical
dance: Bud Sebrinna Reese,
vocal expression; Bud Ashley
Gilbert, poetic expression; Bud
Alexandrea Wheeler, expres-
sion in sign language; and
Veronica Floyd gave a stirring
speech that motivated all of the
Buds and parents. --
Neal has been working
diligently with the Youth
Symposium at
Northwestern, having an
etiquette workshop, photo
sessions, and recently, an
amazing talent showcase
wherein the 17 Buds dis-
played their talents.
Now, they have
rehearsals at
Northwestern each Wednesday,
beginning at 5 p.m. and are
vying for representation in the
annual souvenir journal while
preparing for the morning dress
rehearsal and evening (5 p.m.)
presentation on Saturday, May
20, in which the talent winners
will perform and other Buds
will be recognized for services
rendered.
******
Earl Daniels, retired coun-
selor for Miami Northwestern,
took over the reins at the
Omega Psi Phi retired brothers
biweekly meeting, while
President Baljean Smith put
on his chefs hat and apron to
fry fish for the brothers. Stacy
Jones, retiree from Howard
McMillian Middle, was asked to
request expressions from, the
brothers regarding their love for
Omega Psi Phi and the broth-
ers. Comments were touching
and some brothers were happy
to have reached ages of up to
82.
After the testimonies, lunch
was served. Kudos went out to
the chef for the unique taste of


2C The Miami imessAprnd si-Meydishes.


his fish and side dishes.
Then.c Dr. Herman Pratt
opened up a can of worms by
asking the brothers to consider
placing specific brothers'
names and pictures on the wall
to remember their service to the
organization. The majority
agreed and some of the names
included Reverend Edward T.
Graham; Garth Reeves, Sr.;
Elliot J. Scavella: Dr. Ulysses
Horne, etc.
Dr. Ed. Braynon, Jr. con-
--....-ducted a workshop
l on new membership;
Leslie Gamble was
reelected as seventh
S district (krs); Johnny
Stepherson won first
in bowling. Dr.
Braynon, second and
Baljean Smith,
L third. Some of the
CREW brothers who attend-
ed the District in
Macon, GA. were Timothy
Belcher. Theodore Blue,
William Boynton, Michael
Collins, Earl Daniels, James
English and Richard T. Fisher.
Also in attendance were
Andrew Forbes, Peter Harden,
Keith Hylor, Oscar Jessie,
Stacey Jones, Dr. Herman
Pratt, Eric Proctor, Johnny
Robinson, Charles Sargent,
Ernest Sidney, Arthur
Simms, Chico Arenas,
Rhaudal Cooper, Derick Love,
Clinton Bryant, James Kelly,
Richard Williams, Jr. and
Darren Bryant.
******
Kudos go out to Josie Poitier
for her 24th Passover and Good
Friday Breakfast, which started
at Holy Redeemer and has
grown to be held at the
Biscayne Bay Mariott Hotel for
between 50 and 1,000 people.
Recognition was given to
Reinaldo Torres, Ed Williams,
Mercury Morris, Harold Scott,
III, Miller Dawkins, Willard
Delancy and Delrish Moss as
'Men of Valor.' Kenneth
Washington, Cafidia Stuart


and Timmy Thomas provided
the music.
Others on the program
included Fr. John Madigan, Fr.
John Cox, Judges David
Young. Scott Bernstein. John
Glover and keynote speaker.
Superintendent Rudy Crew,
who gave a timely speech
regarding his love for the stu-
dents in the Dade County
School System entitled "Today's
Treasure. Tomorrow's Hope."
He received a standing ovation
for his words of wisdom.
Poitier was given a
standing ovation for the ---i
community service she
provides daily, as well
as for the many people
she reaches out to by
motivating them,
encouraging them and
empowering them to
succeed.
*****REL
The Dorsey High and
Miami Northwestern Alumni
celebrated a pre-Easter Bulls
Picnic at Arcola Lakes Park
with over 100 members in
attendance. LaRue Ford, pres-
ident; Barbara Morley, first
vice and Dr. Carlton Fisher,
former Dorsey High Alumni
president, collaborated to work
for the students and communi-
ty.
Ford indicated how the group
has worked diligently to provide
a $1,000 scholarship for needy
students; an annual dance to
bring the two factions closer
together; and involved them-
selves in the enhancement of
projects at Northwestern.
Some of the members who
enjoyed the cookout were
Barbara Butler, Johnny Trent,
Gwendolyn Coley, Barbara
Morley, Robert White,
Beatrice Torres, Louis
Sparks, Esther Redding,
Howard Minter, George and
Barbara Butler, Alfred Ronald,
Alfred Rolle, Arnett Rolle,
Lavern Adderly Moore,
Johnny Gissendanner and


Walter Collins. Ford spoke
about a banquet in October
that will honor leaders.


Carolyn Mason. a graduate
from Miami Jackson. was sur-
prised with a cookout at Arcola
Lakes Park when she arrived
from Columbus. Ohio to spend
Easter with her family. She was
elated over the camaraderie
and outpouring of love from her
family. They dined on ribs.
chicken, pigeon peas and rice,


etc.
Some of the family
members included
Donald, Gary, Ronald
Wright, Brenda Speed,
Perica Jackson,
Lucille Kingcade, Inga
Speed, Brianna:
Kingcade, Imani
Boykin, Dionne
Bryant, Lakeisha
Moss-Poitier and
Adrienne Jackson.


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Sen. Dr. Frederica S.
Wilson, founder of 5000 Role
Models of Excellence, Pamela
Jones and other staff mem-
bers provided an "Enough is
Enough. Pause for the Cause"
day, last Thursday, in the
Jackson Memorial Hospitall
Banquet Room. Students::
invited came from Allapattah,
Campbell Drive. Charles
Drew, Jose de Diego, Edison
and Westview middle schools.
The program included Chief
Leonard Burgess, emcee;
Marvin O'Quinn; Captain
Ian Moffett; Judge Daryl
Trawick, keynote speaker; J.
D. Patterson, assistant
Police Director; Larry
Mitchell; and Dr. Ricky
Mitchell, owner of Mitchell
Funeral Home, who brought
in a casket to get his point
across about the many young
people he buries, while a role
call of deceased was done,
Reverend Abraham Thomas
sang the hymn.


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Congratulations to former
Miamian Reverend Thomas
Samuels, who retired after 32
years at the Greater Mount
Moriah Primitive Baptist
Church in Charlotte, North
Carolina. Reverend Samuels is
a graduate of Booker T.
Washington and Bethune
Cookman College and has pas-
tored at four Florida churches.
He is president emeritus of the
National (Primitive) Baptist
Convention USA: past presi-
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Sunday School Convention and
current president of the North
Carolina Virginia Primitive
Baptist State Convention.
Reverend Samuels is married
to the former Juanita Gibson.
They are the parents of four
children.
Get well wishes to all of you,
from all of us! Louise Dean,
Celestine Hepburn-Brown,
Victor Morley, Cleomie Allen-
Smith, Pearline Nairn, Sonny
Jennings, Lillian Richardson,
Pauline McKinney, Doris
Pittman, Frances Brown,


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Brenda Eddy, Freddie 'Jabbo'
Johnson, Oscar Morley,
Yvonne Johnson-Gaitor,
Myrna Range-Lee, Josephine
Rolle, Ralph McCartney, Mae
Hamilton-Clear, Aubrey Sims,
Albert Ferguson, Hortense E.
Lucas, Mervin Ambrister and
Sanky Newbold.
In South Los Angeles,
California, a middle school has
been renamed 'Johnnie L.
Cochran, Jr. Middle School.'
The late attorney attended the
school where he learned to
debate. Attorney Cochran later
said that it was during his'
years at Mt. Vernon that he
decided to become an attorney.
Congratulations to Reverend
Dr. Robert B. Ingram, who was
honored, April 15 when a park
at 2100 Burlington Street was
renamed in his honor.
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locka.
In case you have not figured
out what college drummers are
beating their drums in the
"General Motors Cadillac" com-
mercial, those guys are
"Wildcats" representing
Bethune-Cookman College.
Need I say more?
Edith Jenkins Coverson will
celebrate her 80th birthday
Saturday, April 29. Also on that
date, Arthur 'Tug' and Edith
will observe their 60th wedding
anniversary. A very happy
birthday to Edith and Happy
Anniversary to a wonderful
couple.
Congratulations to another
fine couple Edward Walter
Gantt, Jr. and his lovely wife
Jacqueline (Moss) Gantt, who
are returning home from
Daytona to observe their 50th
wedding anniversary with fami-


ly and friends on Saturday.
April 29.
Wedding anniversary greet-
ings to the following love birds:
Harold and Shirley Clark,
April 17: Their 29th
Fred C. and Delores S.
Bethel, April 19: Their 31st
Herman and Luvenia Keith,
April 20: Their 29th
Gregory and Shelly S.
Powers, April 21: Their 16th
Oliver S. and Rose Spicer,
April 22: Their 46th
Lorenzo Jones, former
Miamian now living in
Tallahassee with his family,
sends a big hello to his class-
mates (B.T.W., 1948) and old
time neighbors and friends.
I buried my beloved Brandy,
my poodle, last Tuesday. I
wanted all of my friends that
knew him to know. The best
friend a woman or man has in


the world may turn against him
or her and become their enemy.
His son or daughter that he has
reared with loving care may
prove ungrateful. Those who
are nearest and dearest to us,
those whom we trust with our
happiness and our good name
may become traitors to their
faith. The one absolutely
unselfish friend that man can
have in this selfish world, the
one that never deserts him or
her, the one that never proves
ungrateful or treacherous, is
his or her dog. When all other
friends desert, he remains.
Good night sweet Brandy. I will
always love you, even in death.
When something happens to
you good or bad, consider what
it means. There is a purpose to
life's events, to teach us how to
laugh more or not to cry too
hard.


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for an original, imaginative and T be .. Wh i
whimsical literary escape, you
will find Kalilah, The Whispered ''
Promise, an entertaining book
that readers the world over will
find impossible to put down.
After reading several great
fairytale classics: Cinderella,
Little Mermaid, Pocahontas,
Mulan, Aladdin and The Lion i
King...authors Sabrina L. Wright
and Dexter Griffin looked in
bookstores for a fairytale about
a Black princess. To their amaze-
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Blue Woman


Dark, Blue-Black girl
with nappy pigtails sit alone.
Blue, sad dark girl
walks with hope and dreams.
Grown, blue Black woman,
moans and screams
As the only Black man
who ever loved her
Lay in a beautiful dark box,
trimmed in white.
Cool, cold, swing in her hip,
sex in her step,


With her hair as big
and bold as Africa.
Old, dark blue-Black lady,
with gray pin
Up hair, sits alone,
singing out loud the blues
From a room as dark as midnight.
Gone, with her blue-Black self,
happy at last
With her handsome dark blue
Black man who will
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The importance of a healthy diet


Did you know proper
nutrition can prevent many
medical problems includ-
ing becoming overweight,
developing weak bones
and developing diabetes?

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Chips, soda, cookies, pizza,
hamburgers, french fries and
chicken. In this fast food driven
society, it's no wonder teens
today are not getting enough
nutrition through their eating
habits. Everywhere you turn
you see a child picking up a.bag
of chips rather than a healthy
fruit or vegetable like apples or
carrots. What happened to the
to the long lines at the produce
stores? I'll tell you: They're
empty because all the teens are
at Burger King and Dairy
Queen. When will teens realize
how valuable eating healthy
now will benefit them in the
long run?
Teenagers need extra nutri-
ents to support the adolescent
growth spurt, which begins in
girls at ages ten or 11, reaches
its peak at age 12 and is com-
pleted at about 15. In boys, it
begins at 12 or 13 years of age,
peaks at 14 and ends at about
19. This intensive growth peri-
od brings dramatic increases in
height as well as hormonal
changes that affect every body
organ, including the brain. Iron
is especially important with the
onset of menstruation in girls
and the increase of lean body
mass in boys.
Theincrease in skeletal mass
also boosts teens requirements
for calcium to about 1,200 mg.
a day. Approximately half of
adult bone structure is deposit-
ed during adolescence. Calcium
is important, even for teens
who have completed their lin-
ear growth spurt, since the
mineral continues to be
deposited in their bones for
another decade. Teens caloric
needs vary depending on their


Food Guide Pyramid
A Guide to Daily Food Choices


Fats, Oils, & Sweets
USE SPARINGLY


KEY
0 Fat (naturally occurring 1 Sugars
and added) (added)
These symbols show fat and
added sugars in foods.


Meat, Poultry, Fish,
Dry Beans, Eggs,
& Nuts Group
2-3 SERVINGS


Milk, Yogurt,
& Cheese
Group
2-3 SERVINGS


Fruit
Group
2-4 SERVINGS


Bread, Cereal,
Rice, & Pasta
S Group
6-11
SERVINGS


Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


growth rate, degree of physical
maturation or body composi-
tion and activity level.
Did you know proper nutri-
tion can prevent many medical
problems including becoming
overweight, developing weak
bones and developing diabetes?
A smart way to be aware of
the right nutrition is to look at
The Food Guide Pyramid. It was
designed by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture to
promote healthy nutrition in
children over two years of age.
It is meant to be a general guide
to daily food choices. The main
emphasis of the Food Guide
Pyramid is on the five major


food groups, all of which are
required for good health. It also
emphasizes that foods that
include a lot of fat, oils and
sweets should be eaten very
sparingly.
The Food Pyramid shows a
range of servings for each food
group. How much you actually
eat depends on your age and
activity level. Teenage boys who
are active require about 2,800
calories and should eat the
highest range of servings.
Teenage girls who are active
require about 2,200 calories
and should eat servings in the
middle of the range of servings.
Children who are overweight


and dieting should eat the low-
est range of servings.
The best nutrition advice to
keep healthy includes taking
steps to:
Eat a variety of foods
Balance the food you eat
with physical activity
Choose a diet with plenty of
grain products, vegetables and
fruits
Choose a diet low in fat, sat-
urated fat and cholesterol
Choose a diet moderate in
sugars and salt
Choose a diet that provides
enough calcium and iron to
meet their growing body's
requirements.


Party hard, work harder


By Margo Bartlett
Special to the Times

BEEEEP!! BEEEEP!!
sounds the alarm and it is 8
a.m. It is Monday morning
and you have a 15 page
research paper due at 12
p.m. You haven't done any
research, because you have
been putting it off to go to
various college parties. You
look at yourself in the mirror;
your hair is glued to you
head, you still have liquor on
your breath and you can't
even remember what hap-
pened last night at the party.
You have no idea how you
are going to type 15 pages of
information on vertebrate
and their functions. You take
a minute to think and realize
that you may never get it
done. So now you have gotten
yourself between a rock and
a hard place, all because you
chose to party instead of get-
ting your work done.
College will begin to expose
you to many things that you
may have never experienced.
You may have heard about
the wild parties at college,


but no one talks about all the
people who let their grades
slip because they partied too
long into the night. No one
talks about the perils that
students face while they are
trying to catch up in their
classes. Before you party,
you should take time out to
do your homework and any
other pending assignments.
Set time aside to complete
these tasks before you ven-
ture out into the party world.
Another thing people don't
tell you about is the number
of teens who end up being
raped at these parties. The
type of rape most teens face
at parties is known as
acquaintance rape. This is
when the victim has seen the
perpetrator around the cam-
pus, has spoken with them
around the campus or knows
them through someone else.
Parties tend to be the per-
fect place for a rape to occur.
It is usually held at a house
or building that is well-
known to the predator. This
provides easy access to get-
ting the victim alone in a
room. The loud music also


Seniors: How to prepare for college


Enroll as early as you possi-
bly can.
Attend a summer orientation
program.
Enroll in a freshman orien-
tation class, even if it isn't
required.
Make a list of what you will
need to take to college (coordi-
nate with your roommate so you
won't have two of everything).
Work with your parents on a
financial plan or budget. Where
will your money come from?
Who pays for what? How/When
to ask for more? What consti-
tutes an emergency? Consider a


credit card, just for emergen-
cies.
Make a list of personal care
items you use and go price
shopping. -
Get an e-mail address if you
don't already have one.
Convince your parents to
get a calling card or other plan
aimed at them paying for you to
call home (and only home). You
should pay for other calls.
Make sure to take a tour of
your classes before school
starts so you won't get lost or
look foolish on the first day of
class.


covers up any screams that
the victim will emit. Teens
who choose to drink should
monitor who is giving them
the drink. You may feel that
you know the person well,
but you may not know what
he/she is planning to put
into your drink.
Party! Party! Party! may
be all that is on your mind.
But realize that as a college
student it is your responsi-
bility to fulfill your dreams.
Remember that on your
resume there is no slot to fill
out how many hours you par-
tied away in college or how


many tests you failed as a
result of your partying.
When you apply for jobs,
your future boss will want to
know all about your educa-
tional background. You have
a lifetime for partying. Once
you move forward, there is no
turning back. Don't wait 20
years down the line and say
"I wish I would have gotten
my degree." Be head strong
and get your education now.
Who knows, the next party
you attend could be in cele-
bration of you passing the
bar exam or graduating from
Harvard.


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ALL ASPIRING TEENAGE JOURNALISTS:
Have you ever wished to have your writing published or get
your very own byline. Well here is your chance to have your very
own news articles published in The Miami Times. Please email me
your writings at jazz4advice (yahoo.com or address them to me
at:

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_ has been acting professionally since the age of 13. He is currently shooting the
fourth season of the UPN comedy One on One, in which he portrays Arnaz Ballard. He recent-
ly filmed Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow's remake of the 1953 classic horror film
House of Wax, produced by Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis and Susan Levin and also stars Elisha
Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray and Paris Hilton. In 1998, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for
his performance in the made-for television movie In His Father's Shoes, which starred Lou
Gossett Jr. He also starred in Light It Up, with Vanessa Williams and Usher Raymond;
Nickelodeon's Cousin Skeeter; Lifetime's Once and Again; Boston Public; Touched by an Angel;
My Wife and Kids; Nash Bridges; The Jamie Foxx Show and the made-for-television movie,
Feast of All Saints, written by Anne Rice. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he is completing
coursework at Loyola Marymount University.


Last week's sensation answer: Tequan Richmond


WHY


BY: PRINCESS 'ROCHELLE' LAWS O
Why do you always ridicule me?

Why do you always have negative things to say towards me?

Why do you try your hardest to turn my smile to a frown?

Why do you always come down on me for the simplest things?

At times why do you look at me like I am a walking disease?

Why do you come at me in every direction to try to break my spirit

Why do you talk to me in any kind of matter when others are arour

But you know what I'm still here regardless of the way you treat m

I'm still here regardless of the way you talk to me.

I look at it like this everything that you have done and

said to me; they also did that [to] Jesus.

And the same way at the end they all had to go back to

him and ask for forgiveness;

SHe forgave them and when it's [my] time, I will forgive

..You Also.


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


Jazz,
I've been in a relationship with th
five months, but I've been havin
for another guy who I've known f
four years. Even though I'm in
ship, I really want to be with this.
I don't think it's fair to keep pre
have feelings for my boyfriend.
tell him that I no longer want to
relationship?


It's Over,


'Something as major as getting dumped can
his guy for cause a very emotional scene. No matter
g feelings how much someone may want to holdon to
or the last another perftb inr some cases' odparty
arelation- no longer has mutual feelings. The best
*other guy. 'vay to dcal with this sensitive subject is to
tending I be honest with him and yourself. Explain to
How do I him this has nothing to do with him as a
be in our person but that you are ready for a change.
Do not flauntyour new boyfriend in front of
It's Over him. Let him know that while the feelings
you had for him may have changed, he will
always have a special place in your heart.


What are

saying aboO

Teen Scei


Kedra Scott says:
Hi, I am 16 years old andI v
know that the poems that I rea
Times are very encouraging.

Margo Bartlett says:
I really enjoyed seeing my a
mom was calling everyone and
really good about seeing some

Terrence K. Rush says:
Jasmine I applaud you for y
young sista' in today's world,
ignorance to excel at your pre
need more strong and courag
sisters/brothers as yourself s
er into a prosperous life.

Jignora says:
Keep on shining like the st

Janita Williams says:
I really enjoy picking up th
great articles in there that a
really learn a lot by reading
to come out.

Jheric J. Bradham sal
Thank you for profiling me
profiling me for your amazing


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Black kids finally have their own fairytale


BOOK
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found. So they wrote Kalilah,
The Whispered Promise, a mod-
ern-day fairytale.
Only hours after her birth,
an African princess is kid-
napped by two thugs seeking
to earn a few extra bucks.
After smuggling the infant out
of the palace, the thieves'
plan goes horribly wrong and
the princess is swept out to


sea and left for dead.
Marooned on a remote jungle
island, Kalilah grows up with
a dream to dance and find
true love across the sea on
the African mainland.
Kalilah's dream comes true
when she becomes a member
of Avandia's dance ensemble.
Upon arriving in the city,
Kalilah embarks on an unex-
pected and unpredictable
romance with the handsome
Prince Zahgee. Excitement


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and danger awaits them at
every turn. Can a girl from a
remote jungle island find love
with a contemporary prince?
In this modern-day fairytale,
Kalilah finds more than love
in the city--she finds her true
destiny.
Emory Holmes, writer for
the Los Angeles Times, says,
"Wright and Griffin have
invented an idealized African
fairytale, populated with talk-
ing animals and prince and


princess, and a memorable
ensemble of characters that
will delight children and
adults alike." Vikki King,
author of How to Write a Movie
in 21 Days, adds, "'Kalilah,
The Whispered Promise' is a
gift to the world."
The book is available to order
at First Sight Pubishing, 818-
882-8915, email: First-
Sight@(sbcglobal.net and
www.KALILAH.org or wherever
fine books are sold.


Tyler Perry becomes author


PERRY
continued from 1C
words. Madea never uses them
in a negative way and I don't
think people will be offend-
ed..." Perry states.

As with most of his works,
Perry hopes that through
reading the book people will
learn how important for-
giveness is to moving on.

As with most of his works,
Perry hopes that through
reading the book people will
learn how important forgive-
ness is to moving on. "No mat-
ter what happens, forgiveness
is not just important to the
other person, it is important to
you," Perry stressed.
When questioned about the
inspiration for writing his
book, Perry said because
Madea will soon be "taking a
little break," he wanted to


leave her fans with something
of permanence. "People love
this character and as long as
people want to see her, I will
do her. [But] this is the last
installment of Madea for a
while, so I wrote the book for
people to have something to
hold on to."
While Madea is on her hia-
tus, Perry will be concentrating
on other projects, among
which is a movie he is current-
ly working on called Daddy's
Little Girl that will star Allen
Payne and Gabriel Union. He
promises that while his
upcoming projects don't
include Madea, they will be
just as good. "They will be a lot
different, but with great quali-
ty, just not with Madea. There
are many other stories in me
that are waiting to be told."
And we can hardly wait for
him to tell them. For more
information about Tyler Perry's
new book or his collection of
works, visit
www.tylerperry.com.


Black woman who are you?,

FREEDOM dysfunctional relationships with
continued from 4C those closest to her. She strug-
gles with an identity crisis, low
Today, the Black woman is in a self-esteem, poor self-image,
different time and era. Research. being a minority in the business
suggests the Black woman now world and the list continues. This
makes decisions and deals with is not to suggest that white,
circumstances based on the neg- female counterparts do not suffer
ativity she'has faced in her past; from these same idiosyncrasies.
however, all do not agree. She It is also not to propose that there
has evolved from a pattern are no Black women who have,
formed by the ideas, morals, tra- not discovered their inner selves.
ditions and experiences of her On the other hand, there area
great-grandmother, grandmother great number of us who allow!
and mother. and have allowed extrinsic situa-
The Black woman today does tions to define who we are.
not deal with the trials and tribu- The external barriers that sub-
lations of the Black women that due the Black woman today are
preceded her. She is an extension not unconquerable; however, it is
of the ideologies of the historical the internal enemy that silently
Black woman. While others may kills her. This enemy is produced
believe the Black woman is the from the negative forces and situ-:
ations she:
The mission of the Black woman today enduredor is
should be to breathe life into future genera- endurin g.
The Blacki
tions of Black women. woman ':s
soul craves;
by-product of what fashioned her and screams freedom but does|
ancestors, she has actually over- not know how to become free.
come certain difficulties and Until the Black woman truly dis-;
flourished despite barriers, defy- covers and understands hper
ing her greatest skeptics with her worth, she will never realize tle;
accomplishments, power she possesses, even in her
I believe the Black woman of Blackness.
the Buster (born between 1965- The mission of the Blacki
1983) and Bridger (born between woman today should be to
1984-2002) generations take for breathe life into future genera-;
granted what others have died tions of Black women.,
for. We fail to remember we stand Alexis Michelle is the founder bfj
only because they would not sit Loving Me Again, Inc., an organi-
down. We live because the zation that was born out of an
Builder (born before 1946) and abusive relationship she endured
Boomer (born between 1946- for five years. As one who hasj
1964) generations were willing to been able to recapture her identi-
die for what they believed in. As a ty and love for self, she now seeks
result, the Black woman of today, to help other women do the
to some extent, is lost. Lost in same. She resides in Mianri,
what you may ask? Lost in an where she is a dedicated mem-
illusion of societal expectations. ber of Antioch Missionary
Lost in the fallacy of the enter- Baptist Church of Carol City. To
tainment world. Most of all, lost have Alexis Michelle as a speak-
in understanding why she truly er or for additional information}
exists, about the State of the Black:
The Black woman of today Woman, please call 305-588-j
faces challenges such as: failed, 4733.


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T&J Insurance listens to the community
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'Full Name of Business
'. & J Insurance Agency
'i16650 NW 27th Avenue
"Office: 305-474-4639
) oll: 1-800-379-4639

_Year established
,,April 2006
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:Owner
-TAngela M. Carey

Number of full-time/part-
time employees
None

Products/Services
I provide auto insurance,
'homeowner, business, gen-
eral liability and boat insur-
"ance. I also provide insur-
ance for restaurants, flood,
"lights and health insur-
ance.

Future goals
I would like to open up two
,more branches further
iNorth. I would like to open
,; up branches in Tampa and
*somewhere else along that
-area.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
'grown?
/This has been a longtime
dream for me. I worked for
other insurance companies
prior to this but I knew I
would never feel the satis-
,,faction of having my own
business. I decided to take a
chance and open up my
own business. It has been
slow but I feel once the corn-
inunity acknowledges that
I'm here then it shouldn't be
too much of a problem.

What obstacles have you
`faced and how did you
overcome them?
Well when you are a new-
I-comer there are situations
-iwhere people [only] want to
trust someone who has
I)been in the field of insur-
ance for a long time. You
-ihave to comply with the
insurance regulations but
'as long as you are able to
'comply it becomes simple to
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open up a business. I have
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ness since 1993 so I was
pretty much up to date on
what to do.

How have your past experi-
ences helped meet the
needs of your clients?
I would say many other
insurance companies don't
take the struggling cus-
tomers. I said to myself, if I
ever open up an insurance
agency I would make sure
one of my top priorities is to
listen to my customers. I
feel you can learn a lot by
listening to someone and
maybe I can receive advice
on how to make my office
better. I believe my prices
are very customer friendly
because I feel if you're not
reasonable then the cus-
tomer might not come back.
So by me having been in the
business for a long time, I
am able to recognize my
clients' needs.

Where did you get the
name of your company and
does it.have any significant
meaning?
One day my grandmother
was sitting around the
house and she said to me: I
know you always wanted to
open up your own compa-
ny. So when you open it up
why don't you name it T &
J after your sons Torrence
and Javon. I couldn't see a
better name for my compa-
ny because everytime I see
the name it reminds it of
my children.


Black businesses growing but not prospering


By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

During the last five years
Black-owned businesses
(BOBs) have become the trend
nationwide. Some reports have
concluded that BOBs are the
fastest growing ventures with-
in the American economic
infrastructure. Of the fifty
states, Florida ranked number
three with 102,079 Black
owned businesses that earned
an average of almost $6 million
annually, according to a 2002
study.
According to the Beacon
Council, the largest Black
owned business in Miami-
Dade County is Peebles
Atlantic Development


Bill Diggs Elaine Black


Corporation, responsible for
the largest Black-owned hotel
in the country. Though BOBs
are prevalent across America,
the need for major developers
to reach out to independent
Black business owners to
share the economic gains of
wealth distribution is an issue
for Blacks nationwide.
When asked about the influx
of construction in Miami and
why there seems to be a void of
Black contractors, President
and CEO of the Miami-Dade
Chamber of Commerce, Bill
Diggs said, "We need to have
more general contractors
doing some of the development
that is taking place around the
City of Miami, but the lack of
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Workforce housing will change our history


In Miami-Dade County
there is a critical need for
housing that is affordable for
,our workforce: the fire fight-
ers, teachers, social workers,
trades people, the mid and
entry level professionals and
skilled workers that perform
the important services neces-
sary to our quality of life.
-Although the County has a
'number of low to moderate
income housing programs,
there is little assistance to
mid-range working families
that are currently priced out
of the market. Strategies to
create workforce housing will
help to attract skilled families
,and individuals to our com-
munity and will provide the


housing opportunities we
must have to maintain the
viability and commitment of
our 'moderate and middle
income workforce. The coun-
ty's Workforce Housing
Program will seek to ensure
that housing developments
historically beyond the reach
of the majority of our citizens
will include a place for our
middle income, working fami-
lies and professionals.
The proposed Miami-Dade
Workforce Housing Program
will utilize inclusionary zon-
ing to increase the availability
of housing that is affordable
to our middle income work-
force. In exchange for density
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BUS OPERATOR (PART-TIME) (TRAINEE)
Trainee Rate: 12.84 Hourly
Salary Entry: $13.53 Max: $20.86 Hourly
(Requisition # 5670234)


MIAM 3

Notice to Qualified Contractors
Miami-Dade County is soliciting interested contractors to agree to participate and perform in two (2) Miscellaneous
Construction Contract (MCC) Bid No. CICC 7040-0/07 & CICC 7360-0108 for various Departments.
PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS are open to public inspection and may be obtained from the Office of Capital Improvement,
located at 111 NW 1 Street, 21st Floor, Miami, Fl. 33128.
AVAILABLE CICC 7360-0/08 REQUEST FOR PRICE QUOTATIONS (RPQ)
1) Miami Dade County, Public Works Department Contracts & Specification Division 111 NW 1 Street, Suite 1510 Miami,
Fl
PWRK Contact Person/Telephone No.: Rolando Jimenez 0@ 3051375-2930
RPQ No.: 20060152 TRAFFIC SIGNALS IMPROVEMENT VARIOUS LOCATIONS LICENSE REQUIREMENT: ELECTRICAL
CONTRACTOR EST. COST: $800,000 -
RPQ No.: 20060153 TRAFFIC SIGNALS IMPROVEMENT VARIOUS LOCATIONS LICENSE REQUIREMENT: ELECTRICALL
CONTRACTOR EST. COST: $800,000 .
SCOPE OF WORK: Work shall include, but is not limited to, the following: furnishing all supervision, labor, materials, equipments, tools
and performing all operations necessary for Mast-arm Signal installation in accordance with Miami-Dade County design standards and
the current version of the FDOT Standard Specifications and Standard Index for Road and Bridge Construction and Design Standards.
Work includes the installation and/or modification of traffic controller assemblies, mast arms, traffic signal and loop detectors, controller
assembly and its components and mast arm will be furnished.
- RPQ Bid Due Date: May 26, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. (Non-Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting: 5/11/2006 @ 9:00 a.m. Location: 111 NW 1st
Street, Suite 1510, Miami, Fl)
Cone of Silence
Miami-Dade County's "Cone of Silence" Ordinance 98-106 (Section 2-11.1(t) of the Code) approved by the Board of County
Commissioners as of July 21, 1998, and amended January 29, 2002, is adopted herein. This ordinance specifically prohibits
communication in regard to these bid solicitation with County Staff except by written means with copy filed with Clerk of the Board.
Certain exceptions are made such as oral communication during pre-bid conferences and communications with those persons defined
in the ordinance regarding matters of process or procedure already contained in the solicitation document. The "Cone of Silence" takes
effect upon advertisement for bids and terminates when recommendation for Award is made by the County Department.



Virginia Key Beach Park Trust
Grounds Keeper Supervisor

This is a specialized position, including highly responsible administrative work and supervision over per-
sonnel, performing duties with facilities and grounds maintenance.

The position's candidate should posses independent problem solving abilities, and have excellent orga-
nizational and communication skills. An employee in this classification should have considerable knowl-
edge of modern management and supervisory principles; and some knowledge of governmental pur-
chasing practices, principles and techniques. Must be able to work flexible hours, including nights and
weekends.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: directs and supervises facility and
grounds maintenance personnel; maintains inventory of materials, -supplies, equipment, etc.
Represents the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust in meetings pertaining to construction projects, events;
serves as a liaison between the Trust and community organization; prepares administrative and/or fis-
cal reports pertaining to facility operations and maintenance; makes recommendations concerning pro-
gram implementation and possible improvements; provides operations and facilities support to organi-
zations seeking to use beach park facilities; develops, coordinates and manages the beach park's oper-
ational readiness and logistics for approved event schedule. Become familiar with city codes and zon-
ing; coordinate with city parks department.

REQUIREMENTS:

Associates degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Parks and Recreation manage-
ment or related field; and considerable (2-4 years) experience in management and some (6 months -
2 years) supervisory experience. Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License is required; proof of cit-
izenship or legal residency.
OR

Equivalent combination of training (1-2 years) and experience (2-4 years) beyond High School Diploma

Send resume to: Virginia Key Beach Park Trust, 3861 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, fax
resume to: 305-960-4620 or e-mail resume to: gforchion@miamigov.com.


This is a vehicle-operating position that involves transporting passengers for the Miami-Dade County
public-transit system. Employees in this position operate thirty, forty or six-foot long, diesel or alter-
nate-fuel passenger buses that run along designated routes within the metropolitan area. Bus
Operators are responsible for the safety of passengers and the vehicle, as well as for completing the
assigned route according to the established time schedule. Duties involve the collection of passenger
fares, according to an established rate schedule. Work requires the use of defensive-driving skills and
the courteous application of standard operating procedures, rules, and regulations of Miami-Dade
Transit (MDT).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED. Must possess proof of having passed the
General Knowledge, Air-brake and Passenger Transport testing of the CDL.

THE FOLLOWING MUST BE PRESENTED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION:
PROOF OF EDUCATION such as High school diploma or GED.
ACCEPTABLE PHOTO IDENTIFICATION such as Driver license, State Issued Identification Card,
Certificate of Naturalization, or Passport;
PROOF OF HAVING PASSED THE GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, AIR-BRAKE, AND PASSENGER
TRANSPORT TESTING OF THE COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE (CDL);
PROOF OF ELIGIBLITY FOR VETERANS'S PREFERENCE, IF APPLICABLE: Applicants requesting
Veterans' Preference must submit Veterans' Preference documents at the time of application.
Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans, when applicable. Those claiming this
preference must submit documentation of eligibility for preference, such as a copy of a DD Form 214
(Member-4), Certificate of Discharge, and Statement of Eligibility from the armed force(s) (Army, Navy,
Air Force, Marine Corps, and/or Coast Guard of the United States). The DD Form 214 (Member-4),
Certificate of Discharge, and Statement of Eligibility documents must include wartime dates of service
and an "honorable" discharge. In addition to the DD Form 214 (Member-4), Certificate of Discharge,
and Statement of Eligibility, those who are claiming preference as a disabled veteran must provide a'
recent letter (within one year) from the Department of Veteran's Affairs or Department of Defense stat-
ing the percentage of their service-connected disability. All veterans are required to complete a
Veteran's Preference Claim Form at the time of application. Photo identification is required at the time
of application.

As a condition of continued employment, trainees must obtain a CDL/Class B with Passenger Transport
Endorsement and complete all requirements of the Bus Operator Training Program, including atten-
dance and punctuality. The entire driving record (State and-current/previous employers) of all applicants
will be reviewed. The hiring department, based on established standards, may request to remove from
the Eligible List the name of any applicant with a poor driving history. Drivers applying for these posi-
tions are required to have no more than three points on their driving record during the 36 months prior
to the time of appointment to the County service. Applicants will be subject to a screening process
including, but not limited to, structured interviews, background checks and employment verification to
include attendance and disciplinary records. Experience transporting passengers is preferred. All appli-
cants must satisfactorily complete a stringent physical examination including drug and alcohol screen-
ing, meet minimum standards for hearing and binocular, monocular and color vision. Eyeglasses are
permitted. Applicants selected for the training opportunity will be required to attend a mandatory infor-
mation session. Bus Operator Trainees new to Miami-Dade County service will receive a trainee pay
rate of $12.84 per hour during the training period. After training, Bus Operators will earn a starting pay
rate of $13.53 per hour. Current Miami-Dade County employees appointed to Bus Operator Trainee will
receive a minimum trainee pay rate of $12.84 per hour during the training period; some trainee rates
may be higher depending upon current pay rate and/or date of hire into Miami-Dade County service.
After training, normal promotion or demotion pay adjustments will apply. The MDTA classification of Bus
Operator performs safety-sensitive functions and is subject to the provisions of the Federal Transit
Administration (FTA) regulations. Must be able to work weekends, holidays and various shifts.

The written examination will evaluate the ability to follow written instructions based on. Bus Operations'
rules, regulations, procedures, safe driving practices, passenger relations, report writing and basic math
computation. Seniority points will be added to the score of Miami-Dade County employees qualifying
on the competitive examination at the rate of 1/2 (.50) point per year of continuous, full-time service in
the County to a maximum credit of ten years of service or five points.

A Supplemental Bus Operator Informational Handout containing a list of additional requirements
for initial and continued employment will be distributed at the time of application.

Employment applications accepted at the following South Florida Workforce Career Centers
from Monday, April 17, 2006 to Friday, May 5, 2006:

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday


Carol City
4690 NW 183rd Street
Miami, Florida 33055

Northside
7900 NW 27th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami, Florida 33147

Miami Beach
833 6th Street, 2nd Floor
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Perrine
9555 SW 175th Terrace
Miami, Florida 33157


North Miami Beach
633 NE 167th Street, Suite 200
North Miami Beach, Florida 33162

Hialeah Downtown
240 E 1st Avenue, Suite 208
Hialeah, Florida 33010

West Dade
2700 SW 97th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33165

Homestead
140 NE 8th Street
Homestead, Florida 33030


Hialeah Gardens
2750 W 68th Street, Suite 232
Hialeah, Florida 33016

Miami Downtown
3050 Biscayne Boulevard,
Fourth Floor
Miami, Florida 33137

Little Havana
701 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33135


For those who apply for the position of Miami-Dade Transit Bus Operator, South Florida
Workforce Career Centers will be offering orientation for the CDL Handbook. Orientation mate-
rial will be distributed for the Bus Operator examination at the time of application. For more
information on scheduled dates and times, please contact the location nearest you.

Employment applications also accepted at the following location from
Monday, April 17, 2006 to Friday, May 5, 2006:
Center for Employment Application
140 West Flagler Street, Suite 105
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

FOR WRITTEN TEST SCHEDULE AND RESULTS, APPLICANTS MUST ACCESS WWW.MIAMI-
DADE.GOV/ERD/TEST OR CALL (305) 375-JOBS (OPTION 2) AFTER MAY 15, 2006. Doors to the
test facility will close promptly at the time indicated. No one will be admitted for registration after the
doors to the test facility have been closed. Photo identification, such as a Driver license, is required to
be admitted to the examination. (Various) This advertisement supersedes the previous advertisement.
........................................................................................................................................
Hiring decisions are contingent upon results of physical examination, including background investigation and alcohol/drug
screening. Applicants must meet residence requirement. EOE/M/F/D


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Department of Off-Street Parking of the City of Miami d/b/a Miami Parking
Authority ("MPA") is seeking Submissions detailing qualifications and cost
proposals to provide Security Services for our entire parking system.

Interested firms ("Respondents") may pick-up a copy of the Request for
Proposals ("RFP") to be issued on April 20, 2006 at 190 N.E. 3rd Street,
Miami, FL 33132. The RFP contains detailed and specific information about
the scope of services, submission requirements and selection procedures.

One (1) original and five (5) copies of the completed and executed
Submission must be delivered to the administrative offices of Miami Parking
Authority, 190 N.E. 3rd Street, Miami, Florida 33132 no later than Thursday,
May 18, 2006 by 2:00 p.m. Submissions received past such deadline and/or
submitted to any other location or office shall be deemed not responsive and
summarily rejected. The Executive Director and/or the Board reserves the
right to accept any Submission deemed to be in the best interest of Miami
Parking Authority, to waive any technicalities or irregularities in any
Submission and/or to reject any and/or all Submissions and to re-advertise for
new Submissions.

A formal opening of the Proposals will be held at the administrative offices of
Miami Parking Authority at the address above at 2pm on Thursday, May 18,
2006. Prospective Proposers are encouraged to attend.

This RFP is also available in our website: www.miamiparking.com


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To Place Your Ad
Call: 305-694-6225


To Fax Your Ad
Fax: 305-757-4764


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Furnished Rooms
1031 NW 197th Terrace
One bedroom
Call Linton at 305-652-4763
1301 NW 41st Street
Clean furnished room with
security bars, parking and
private entrace. $70 & up
weekly!
Call 786-356-8818
1845 NW 50th Street
$120 weekly, with air, $240
to move in.
Call 786-317-2104 or
786-285-5516
2136B N.W. 43rd Street
$450 to move in. $350 a
month. Call 305-637-9359 or
786-355-4370
2900 N.W. 54 Street
One room, carpeted, refriger-
ator and air. No smoking in
the building. Call 954-885-
8583 or 954-275-9503.
8275 N.W. 18 Avenue
References 305-754-7776
LIBERTY CITY AREA
Furnished room for rent, with
air. Call 305-637-3635
SCOTT LAKE AREA
Room For Rent
Call 305-754-6564
Very nice, air conditioned
rooms, rent plans are nego-
tiable. Any reasonable plan
accepted. One week free.
Call 305-915-7012
Efficiencies
100 N.W. 14th Street
Fully furnished, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN),
free local and nationwide
calling, property protected by
security camera 24 hours.
$210 weekly, $690 monthly
Call 305-751-6232
3151 N.W. 53 STREET
Two bedroom one bath, du-
plex. $700 monthly. No appli-
ances. $2100 to move in.
Call 305-751-6232
3201 S.W. 36 Avenue
Pembroke park area. One
large efficiency for rent. $625
monthly. Call 786-256-3174
or 305-767-7670
515 NE 150TH STREET
Furnished efficiency,electrici-
ty.and water. $425. monthly.
Call: Gloria 954-437-8034
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.
newly renovated with cen-
tral air.Call 305-769-0146.

586 NW 83rd Street (B)
One bedroom, one bath, no
evictions, $600 mthly.
Call 786-488-2264
7517 NORTH MIAMI AVE.
One bedroom, one bath.
Renovated, new appliances
and parking. Section 8/HOP-
WA OK. $750 monthly. Drive
by, then call
305-669-4320

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.

NORTH DADE/NW AREA
One bedroom, $525 EZ-
Move in. Two bedrooms,
$675, new tile, appliances,
kitchen, security bars.
305-944-2101
RENT PARADISE
Very nice, air conditioned
large one bedrooms, rent
plans are negotiable, any
reasonable plans accepted.
Call 305-915-7012
WILDROSE
Large, two and three bed-
rooms available. All applian-
ces with central air. Section 8
Welcome! Call 305-688-2749

I Duplex I
10952 NE 3 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 welcome. $995


monthly. Serious inquires on-
ly. Call Laura 954-895-2246

1184 N.W. 30th Street
One bedroom.
Call 305-754-7776.
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1187 N.W. 63rd Street
Two bedrooms, $750 month-
ly, first, last and security.
Call 305-389-8414
1272 NW 46th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
Call 305-331-6289
1414 NW 55th Street
One bedroom, one bath with
security bars and air. month-
ly!
Call 305-751-5013 after 12
noon.
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
15905 N.W. 45 Avenue
Large three bedrooms, one
bath, air and heat, washer
and dryer. Stove and refriger-
ator. Newly renovated, won't
last. First, last and security.
Asking $1350 monthly.
Call 305-793-8910
1866 NW 73 Street
Three bedrooms, air, fenced,
near school and bus..
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-634-3473 or
305-691-6435
2145 N.W. 60th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, $735, call Rod,
786-290-4625.

2440 NW 82nd Street
Newly renovated, two bed-
room, one bath, security
bars. $800 monthly. $2400 to
move in. Section 8.
Call 305-651-1078 or
786-290-0768
3631 NW 194TH TERR
Two bedrooms one bath ap-
pliances. $900 monthly.
HOPWA and Hialeah Hous-
ing only. Call: 305-338-5982
437 NW 58th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with appliances, air, parking
and water included. $825
monthly.
Call 786-355-6265
6321 NW 1st Court
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$900 monthly, air condi-
tioned. Call 305-793-8910.
8451 NW 19th Avenue
One bedroom home, air, tile,
bars, water $700, $2100
move in. NO Section 8. Terry
Dellerson, Broker,
305-891-6776
912 NW 102nd Street.
Two bedrooms, one bath,
alarm, fenced, $750 monthly
Call 305-940-8814
Under New
Management
KINGSWAY APTS
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $525 per month, $525
security deposit, $1050 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at: 3737 Charles Ter-
race.
Condos/Twnhouses
1040 N.E. 210th Terrace
North Miami Beach, two bed-
rooms, two and half bath,
tiled, central air conditioning,
$1200 a month, call:
305-665-1845
191st Street NW 35th Ave
Four bedrooms, Section 8
welcome. Call 305-754-7776.

CAROL CITY AREA
Three bedroom townhome,
central air, $3,150 to move
in, $1,050 monthly.
Call 954-543-2656
OPA LOCKA AREA
Immediate occupancy, three
bedrooms, two and half
baths
townhouse, 305-770-1266.
1 Houses
13235 Alexandria Drive
Three bedroom, one bath.
Central-air, washer/dryer, tile,
verticals, carport. Section 8.
only. Call 305-303-2644.
15901 N. W. 18 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath
$1150 monthly. Call Genesis
Real Estate, 954-987-8880.
18815 NW 23rd Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths,
new tile and carpet, central
air, $1600 monthly, No Sec-
tion 8. Call 954-802-3976
2321 N.W. 59th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$735, Rod, 786-290-4625.
2707 N.W. 50 Street
Five bedrooms two baths.
Section welcome.
Call Lorenzo 786-356-0486
or
Gigi 786-356-0487
3096 N.W. 52nd Street
Newly remodeled, two bed-
rooms, one bath, first, last
and security. $1050 a month.
786-663-5900
3650 Grand Avenue
Coconut Grove, nice one
bedroom apts. Good
location. Central air, tiled
floors, security bars, near
Metrorail and Metro Bus.
$700 a month. Section 8
welcome. Call 305-926-3032


or 305-696-2825.
564 N.W. 45th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
rent to own, hardwood floors,
beautiful area, Section 8 ac-
cepted. Call 786-344-3278


8444 NW 14th Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
appliances, central air, Sec-
tion 8 ok.Call 786-277-9925
HOMESTEAD AREA
New home, three bedrooms,
two baths, $2100 monthly,
first, last and security. Call
786-226-2072.
MIAMI AREA
Two, three, and four bed-
rooms homes Move in
special $1,600.
Call 954-543-2656
NORTHWEST AREA
Three bedrooms renting
$1175 to $1300 monthly, call
305-757-7067, Design Realty
and Management.
STOP!!!!
Behind in your rent 24 hour
notice? Behind in your
mortgage? Call Kathy:
786-326-7916



Homeowners, need cash?
No credit needed!
Call 786-488-8617
I will buy your problem
house or multi units and I
can close within 48 hours.
Call 305-244-9003
Relocating to Atlanta, GA
Call Dawnel, 678-471-6527
Independent Realty Co.
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
front windows. Try $1900
down and $975 monthly
(good credit required).
$195K. NDI Realtors
305-655-1700
3010 NW 101 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
one bedroom, one bath. Why
rent when you can buy?
954-449-1428
S Houses
11351 NW 22 Ave.
Three bedrooms, two bath
with family room, central air,
Everything brand new!
Ceramic tile and carpet.
ALL APPLIANCES
Closing cost assistance
Asking $325,000.
Call 786-285-8872

1233 N.W. 51st Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath, ex-
cellent condition, new drive-
way, fully renovated, $165K
negotiable.
Call Rickey 786-718-0162
1400 N.W. 73rd Street
$135,000, three bedrooms,
one bath, central air, call
Rod, 786-290-4625. Also
other locations.
1730 NE 148 Street
Six bedroom, four baths,
family room, pool, central air,
plus one bedroom in law
quarter. 3700 square feet.
$399K. Try $4900 down and
$1395 monthly (new adjusta-
ble rate mortgage).
NDI Realtors
305-655-1700
2134 N.W. 80th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
with family room, central air,
Everything brand new.
Ceramic tile and carpet.
ALL APPLIANCES
Asking $195,000.
Call Monique Morgan Realty
Closing cost assistance
786-285-8872
2361 E GOLF DRIVE
Three bedrooms, one bath
with family room, central air,
Everything brand new!
Ceramic tile and carpet.
ALLAPPLIANCES
Asking $200,000.
Closing cost assistance
Call 786-285-8872
2601 Island Drive
Two bedrooms, one bath
with central air, Everything
remodled.Ceramic tile and
carpet.
ALL APPLIANCES
Closing cost assistance
Asking $245,000.
Call 786-285-8872
3279 N.W. 51st Street
For Sale
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

3321 N.W. 187 Terrace
Spacious three bedrooms,
two baths, Cora Cook, Li-
censed Real Esate Broker:
786-277-1132
3410 NW 187th Terrace
Large two bedrooms, one
bath, $199K.


Agent Leo 954-914-5149
FORECLOSURES!
Five bedrooms. Must Sell!
Only $33,500!
800-749-8168 xD040


Fletcher Street Hollywood
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air, corner lot, huge
family room. Try $3900 down
and $995 monthly (new ad-
justable rate). $279K. NDI
Realtors, 305-655-1700.
FREE LIST/FORECLOSURE
Below market values.
Hundreds to choose.
Low down payments.
Easy to qualify. Call now!
Larry Albert 305-255-9040
NORTH MIAMI
Coming Soon
Totally Remodeled
Three bedrooms, one bath
with carport. Available in
May. Ask about our grant
funds. RCH Realty:
786-506-0946
PROPERTIES FOR RENT
OR RENT TO OWN.
Three bedroom one bath,
$975 monthly
Two bedroom one bath with
den $900 monthly.
One bedroom one bath,
$550
monthly. Liberty city/ Little
Haiti areas.
Call 305-914-3762
Apartment Buildings
6905 N.W. 15th Avenue
Four units, $205,000, call
Rod, 786-290-4625. Also
other locations.


I BUY HOUSES
$ CASH $
Sell in 24 hours
Call Greg 954-445-5470
I STOP FORECLOSURES
IN 48 HOURS
I BUY HOUSES CASH! I
LEND MONEY. NO CREDIT
CHECK. CALL 305-951-3861
R. L. Stevens Roofing
Call us for all your roofing
needs. Flat, tile and shingles.
No wait and reasonable pri-
ces. Call Mr. Palmer, 786-
277-3434. Office, 305-940-
9386.
WE BUY HOUSES
Any area, any condition, any
price, fast cash.
Call 786-285-8872


ALL APPLIANCES SALE
$99 We repair also. 215 NW
22 Avenue 305-644-0333.
REPAIRS
Carpentry, shutters, painting,
tiling, and plastering. Also
additions. Call 954-980-4231
or 305-892-0315


Chevy's from $500!
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167 xK020
HONDA'S from $500!
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167 xK023



Beauticians and Barbers
needed. Rent chair or
commission.
Call 305-754-6564

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

CHILDCARE TEACHER
Requirement CDA certifi-
cate must be current, must
be reliable and love chil-
dren. Call 305-323-9768 or
305-633-5547.

Developmental Service
Group Home for Children
seeking House Parents,
Residential Care Workers,
Managers, and Directors.
Must have experience
with working with children
with disabilities and
severe behavioral
problems. Requirements
include local and FDLE
background check/
clearance. Contact
David or Therese at 305-
242-7266, locations in-
clude North Miami, Dade
and Homestead.

Experienced Part-time
Telemarketers
Work from Home
Monday Saturday,
flexible hours, Up to $6
hourly, plus commission.
Call 305-999-0048

HANDYMAN NEEDED
for remodeling. Must be
able to do plumbing, elec-
trical, carpentry, must have
a truck and references.
Call 954-818-9112

Maintenance Person
Must have valid FL driver's
license, office detail clean-
ing experience, and de-
pendable. Knowledge of
industrial lawn mower and
yard work. Fax resume
and salary history to 305-
758-3617.
No calls please.


Route Drivers

Make Up To $10 an Hour
Plus gas mileage
For a 1/2 days work
We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail
outlets. WEDNESDAY ONLY
You must be available
between the hrs., of 8 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle
and current Driver License.
Applications are received
Thursday and Friday
900 NW 54th Street

TYPIST
45-50 WPM
MONDAY 8 AM-5:30 P.M.
TUESDAY 8 AM-6:30 PM
CALL: MS. FRANKLIN
305-694-6227

CNA NEEDED
Full or part time
Call 954-430-0849


Security Training Class D $54
Renewal $44. Placement
assistance.
Call 305-681-6414.


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BUY 1/4 WEALTH UNIT
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than a year. Call Charles for
details, 786-356-5011.
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hance for free cell phone.
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nhance about free electricity.
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BOOTH RENTAL
$100-$150 plus tax.
Licensed Stylist, nail tech
and braiders.
Call 786-512-0399.



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Clinical Therapist
master level to work with SED and EH
children and families.
Fax resume to 305-756-9335 or call 305-756-7116



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firm and division of Kimley-Horn and
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for a newly created role in our Miami Beach
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derings, cross sections and perspective draw-
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with AutoCAD files. Will update master plans,
prepare presentations, create signage and
organize image library. Outstanding benefits
include bonus, profit sharing, health and 401(k).
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Affordable housing for working families


HOUSING
continued from 7D

bonuses and other design
incentives, builders will be
required to include workforce
housing units in new develop-
ments. It is estimated that
the Miami-Dade Workforce
Housing Program will result
in the construction of 300 to
400 affordable housing units
within the first two years after
its adoption. The Workforce
Housing Program will require
inclusionary zoning in devel-
opments constructed within
unincorporated Miami-Dade
County. The intent is to cre-
ate a successful program that
will serve as a model that will
be adopted by municipalities
throughout Miami-Dade.
The Miami-Dade County
Workforce Housing Program is
designed to assist households
whose income range is
between 65 percent and 140
percent of median family
income. Inclusionary Zoning
encourages the development
of land available for residen-
tial use in Miami-Dade
County in a manner that
emphasizes integration of new


housing for individuals and
families in the workforce with-
in a market rate community.
A Workforce Program single
family home will be priced at
no more than $225,000 and a
Workforce Program rental
unit will be priced at no more
than $1,497 per month. The
majority of affordable units
are expected to be priced well
under the cost limit.
Inclusionary zoning provi-
sions, such as those incorpo-
rated in the Miami-Dade
County Workforce Housing
Program, have been used as
an effective tool to increase
housing opportunities in com-
munities across the nation.
More than 130 inclusionary
zoning ordinances have been
adopted throughout the US in
the last thirty-five years and
have provided an effective,
market-driven method for
local governments to ensure
the production of workforce
housing at little cost to the
government or to the tax
payers. An inclusionary zon-
ing ordinance can help to
maintain our county's eco-
nomic viability by providing
a sufficient supply of work-


force housing within our
developed areas.
Housing must be attractive
and available to persons at
every level of the workforce,
including occupations in our
vital service and technical
industries and professions.
Our county's Workforce
Housing Program promises
to provide an effective, low-
cost way for local govern-
ment to help ensure the pro-
duction of quality housing
for working individuals and
families.
This Program is among my
most important legislative
priorities. The Miami-Dade
Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) will
conduct a public hearing on
the ordinances pertaining to
the Workforce Housing
Program at its Infrastructure
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MIAMI-DADE


Sealed bids for furnishing all labor, me
equipment for the following projec
received in the Office of the Clerk of tl
County Commissioners, Room 17-20
P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, \
2:00 p.m., Local Time, May 8. 2006.
isfying all requirements stated in th
shall be notified to participate in the B
activities on May 10. 2006 at StephE
Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, 18th Flo
will be publicly opened and read al
Clerk.

PROJECT NAME: Miami-Dade Cou
and Culvert Cleaning Projects

PROJECT NUMBER: CCDR-06

CONTRACT NUMBERS: CCDR1,
CCDR3, CCDR4, and CCDR5 (with
goals)

LOCATION: Countywide Secondary


sc uV.1u11tLLCC DESCRIPTION: These contracts hav
esday, May 12, ed amount not to exceed $2,500,00
in the BCC be .implemented through specific w
111 NW 1st St. Due to the time sensitive nature of this
members of the construction work must be completec
id and individ- calendar days with no guarantee to th
o speak should as to the quantities, or the total dol
:he clerk locat- money to be paid, or the amount of
le the meeting assigned. Due to the short time
County may limit the number of contra,
one contract per bidder, provided that
submitted the lowest, responsive, and
bid and satisfy all requirements as call
documents. Bidders must complete
the "QUALIFICATION AFFIDAVIT FO
with the bid (to be inserted in the se
lope). If a bidder is low on multiple cc
County will assess the bidder's submi
of managerial experience, past perf
Similar work and the ability to provide
S* ment and manpower needed to perfo
on multiple work orders simultaneous
tiple contracts. If the review is satisl
then the County may consider its opt
S multiple awards to a bidder. The Coul
the right to add contracts or place otl
Stores within the same work area shot
tractor fail to provide sufficient wc
riders" equipment to ensure timely complex
work.


ADVERTISEMENT
FOR BIDS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA


aterials and order to allow time for the CSBE Subcontractor
cts will be participation presentation and the review of said
he Board of presentation, no contractor may withdraw his bid
2, Stephen for a period of up to one hundred twenty (120) cal-
liami, up to endar days after the bid opening. Disregard any-
Bidders sat- thing to the contrary within these Contract
is Contract Documents. Bidders satisfying all requirements
lid Opening stated in this Contract shall be notified to partici-
en P. Clark pate in the Bid Opening activities at the Stephen
or, where it P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, 18th Floor,
oud by the where it will be publicly opened and read aloud by
the Clerk.

nty Canal All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope or
container bearing on the outside the name of the
Bidder, his address, the number of the project for
which the bid is submitted, and the date of open-
ing. Bids will be opened promptly at the submit-
CCDR2, tal deadline. Bids received after the first bid
10% CSBE envelope or container has been opened will not
be considered. The Contractor may bid on one or
more contracts, however, a separate bid form and
Canals bid bond must be submitted for each contract.
The County shall award a contract (or contracts)
e a budget- to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder
I, which will meeting all requirements. Each bid must be
ork orders. accompanied by a certified check or an accept-
s project, all able bid bond in the amount not less than five
I within 120 (5%) of the budgeted amount, as a guarantee that
e contractor the bidder, if notified of the contract award, shall
lar value of within five (5) working days, shall enter into a writ-
work order ten contract with the Board of County
frame, the Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida in
ct awards to accordance with the accepted bid, and provide a
said bidder Performance and Payment Bond for 100% of the
responsible Contract Award.
ed for in the
and include Pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade
RMS" along County Code, as amended, a "Cone of Silence"
*cond enve- is imposed upon each RFP, RFQ or bid after its
)ntracts, the advertisement and terminating at the time the
ttal for proof County Manager issues a written recommenda-
ormance of tion to the Board on County Commissioners.
e the equip- The Cone of Silence prohibits any communica-
rm the work tion regarding RFPs, RFQ,s or bids between,
ly from mul- among others:
factory, only
ion to issue Potential vendors, service providers, lobbyists or
nty reserves consultants and the County's professional staff
her contrac- including, but not limited to, the County Manager
uld the con- and the County Manager's staff, the Mayor,
)rkmen and County Commissioners or their respective staffs,
3tion of the and any member of the respective selection com-
mittee.


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Request for Qualifications

The South Florida Workforce Investment Board (SFWIB) is soliciting com-
petitive responses from qualified organizations with the expertise and
demonstrated capacity to provide objective evaluations of the SFWIB
Career Centers through "Mystery Shopper" services.

The Request for Qualifications (RFQs) will be available to the public begin-
ning at 10:00 a.m., April 24, 2006, at 7300 Corporate Center Drive (NW 19th
Street), 5th floor reception desk or it can be downloaded from the website
(www.southfloridaworkforce.com) after 12:00 noon on the same day.

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

Offerors are advised to consult the SFWIB website (www.southflorida-
workforce.com) for more details on the process.

Responses must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m.. May 15, 2006.
Responses not reaching SFWIB by the aforementioned time and date will,
not be accepted.

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



CITY OF MIAMI
ADVERTISEMENT OF BIDS

Sealed bids 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 fol-
lowing:

BID NO. 05-06-066 NIKON D200 SLR DIGITAL CAMERA, LENSE,
FLASH AND RELATED ACCESSORIES

OPENING DATE: 2:00 P.M., MONDAY, MAY 15, 2006

(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 5/8/06)

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 ORDI-
NANCE NO. 12271.

Joe Arriola N 77te e
City Manager

AD NO. 6797


Work included in this contract consists of furnish-
ing all supervision, labor, materials, equipment,
tools and performing all operations necessary to
remove and dispose debris generated by
Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, from within and
around the canals as wells as from all canal right-
of-ways, or maintenance easements.
Additionally, contractors shall remove and clean
culverts of any obstructions or hurricane generat-
ed debris, collect or cut fallen or inclined trees,
branches or other vegetative matter lying within
the water or embankment, loading and hauling
debris to an approved staging area to be chipped
or shredded (for volume reduction), then loaded
and hauled to a commercial or County landfill
facility, or at County's option vegetative material
may be hauled directly to an approved landfill
facility.

To answer any questions regarding this project, a
Pre-Bid meeting will be held on Wednesday
April 26, 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,
April 19. 2006, upon submitting a nonrefundable
charge of $50.00, in check or money order (No
cash will be accepted) payable to the Board of
County Commissioners of Miami-Dade
County, Florida for each set of documents.

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

In accordance with Dade County Ordinance
No.'s 97-52, 97-158, and A.O.3-22, a CSBE sub-
contractor goal of 10% has been established
for the above-mentioned. Compliance with
these Ordinances is required for all contrac-
tors submitting a bid for this project. See
"Participation Provisions" which are bound
herein and are made part of the Specifications
and Contract Documents. In accordance with
A.O 3-37, as amended under Resolution R-
1248-03, should a work order be located with-
in a Designated Target Area (DTA), Community
Workforce Program (CWP) goals may apply.

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 enve-
lope with the SIA will be opened on the bid sub-
mission datb, 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


The provisions do not apply to, among other com-
munications:

* Oral communications with the staff of the
Vendor Information Center, the responsible
Procurement Agent or Contracting Officerprovid-
ed the communication is limite~iWrictly tdi"atnters
or process or procedure already containS8 ih the
solicitationrdocu mnt;
* The provisions of the Cone of Silence do not
apply to oral communications at the proposal or
pre-bid conferences, oral presentations before
selection committees, contract negotiation during
any duly noticed public meeting, public 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 writ-
ten communications with the Clerk of the Board,
which shall be made available to any person upon
request. The County shall respond in writing and
file a copy with the Clerk of the Board, which shall
be made available to any person upon request.
Written communications may be in the form of e-
mail, with a copy to the Clerk of the Board at mail-
to:CLERKBCC()miamidade.aov.

In addition to any penalties provided by law, viola-
tion of the Cone of Silence by any proposer or bid-
der shall render any RFP award, RFQ award or
bid award voidable. Any person having personal
knowledge of violation of these provisions shall
report such violation to the State Attorney and/or
may file a complaint with Ethics Commission.
Proposers or bidders should reference Section 2-
11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade County Code for further
clarification. This language is only summary of the
key provisions of the Cone of Silence. Please
review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-
27 for a complete and thorough description of the
Cone of Silence. Ordinance No. 91-142, Family
Leave Ordinance; Ordinance No. 92-15, Drug-Free
Workplace Ordinance; Ordinance No. 93-129,
Contractor Debarment Ordinance; Ordinances Nos.
94-166 and 96-26 Local Preference Ordinances;
Ordinances Nos. 97-35 and 97-104 Fair
Subcontracting Practices; Resolution No. R-702-98
(Repeals and supersedes Resolutions Nos. R-
1206-97 and R-366-97) Welfare To Work Initiative;
and Ordinance No. 98-30, County Contractors
Employment and Procurement Practices; are refer-
enced 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 infor-
malities in, or to reject any or all bids. Bids from
any person, firm or corporation 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


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Program: NORTH TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

Miami Dade Aviation Department Design Project Numbers: 737G, 737E & 739H

Bid Package#: 6

SEALED BIDS for the above designated project will be received at the Managing General Contractor's
offices (Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V.), located at Corner of NW 22 Street and Perimeter Road, Bldg. 3025,
Miami, Florida 33159 no later than May 5, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. local time, or as modified by addendum,
at which time all Bids will be taken to a room to be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after
the time and date specified will not be considered. Bidders are invited to be present.

General Project Scope of Work:

General construction and renovation of the existing Miami International Airport between Concourses B
and D. The scope of work includes providing all required general construction at Projects 737G, 737E
and 739H as per the information included with the Bid Packages.


Owner's Estimated Value:


Program: NORTH TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

Miami Dade Aviation Department Design Project Numbers: 745B

Bid Package #: #7 General Trades; #8 Roofing


SEALED BIDS for-the above designated project will be received at the Managing General Contractor's
offices (Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V.), located at Corner of NW 22 Street and Perimeter Road, Bldg. 3025,
Miami, Florida 33159 no later than May 12, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. local time, or as modified by addendum,
at which time all Bids will be taken to a room to be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after
the time and date specified will not be considered. Bidders are invited to be present.


General Project Scope of Work:

General construction, renovation and completion of the existing Miami International Airport between
Concourses B and D. The scope of work includes providing all required general construction at Projects
745B as per the information included with the Bid Packages.


Owner's Estimated Value:


Bid Package,#7, General Trades, $5,500,000
Bid Package #8, Roofing, $2,750,000


Design Professionals:


Design Project #745B


Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc., One e. Broward Blvd., Suite 610
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301


BID REQUIREMENTS

Pre-Bid Meeting There will be a pre-bid meeting for all Bidders held on April 25, 2006
at 2:00 p.m., at Concourse A, 41h Floor Auditorium, Miami International Airport, Miami,
Florida. Attendance is not mandatory, but bidders are encouraged to attend.

Bid Bond A 5% Bid Guarantee is required. The guarantee may be in the form of a sure-
ty bond or a cashier's check, bank money order, or certified check payable to Parsons-
Odebrecht, J.V.

DBE Participation Bids are subject to a 21%/ DBE participation requirement.

S Community Workforce Program: Bids are subject to a 29% Community Workforce
Program requirement.

Performance and Payment Bond 100% Performance and Payment bonds are
required for this work.

No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 180 days after the date of bid receipt.

No qualifications and or exceptions will be considered.

Parsons -Odebrecht, J.V. reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive infor-
malities and irregularities, or to re-advertise the work. Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V., by choos-
ing to exercise its right of rejection, does so without the imposition of any liability against
Parson s-Odebrecht, J.V. by any and all bidders.

BID DOCUMENTS: Bid Documents will be available beginning Tuesday, April 18, 2006. In order to
obtain Bid Documents, Prospective bidders must contact Erick Dickens of Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. at
305-869-4485 for instructions on obtaining such documents. The process of obtaining Bid Documents
is outlined below:

Prospective bidders or their authorized representatives shall present identification and doc-
umentation to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. that they are a licensed architect, engineer, or con-
tractor who may perform work on or related to these projects.

Prospective bidders or their authorized representatives shall sign a Confidentiality Affidavit,
which will be provided and notarized, certifying that the company and each employee
agrees, that in accordance with Florida Statutes 119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the exempt
status of the information contained in the Bid Documents. Each bidder shall also furnish an
address, telephone and fax numbers for the purpose of contact during the bidding process.

Prospective bidders must provide payment with a cashier's check or money order only to
ParsonsOdebrecht, J.V. in the amount of $500.00 for each set of Bid Documents.

Upon satisfaction of the above, prospective Bidder will be authorized to pickup the Bid
Documents from Ridgeway's Best Digital, 1915 NW 82 Avenue, Miami, FL 33122,
Phone 305-266-7024.

After the Bid, holders of Bid Documents will receive a refund of $300.00 for each complete set of Bid
Documents returned to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. after the Bid.

Bid Documents will also be available for inspection by interested parties on business days during the
hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the locations listed below. At the time of inspection, interested parties
will be required to present current, valid identification (e.g., Driver's License, United States Passport)
and sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will be provided, certifying that the company and each employ-
ee agrees, that in accordance with Florida Statutes 119.07(3) (ee), to maintain the exempt status of
the information contained in the Bid Documents prior to reviewing the Bid Documents. In addition, inter-
ested parties are advised that individuals will be monitored while reviewing these documents. Interested
parties may take notes, however, no photographs and/or copying of the documents will be allowed.
Individuals viewing plans at these locations shall be required to sign Confidentiality Affidavits as
described above.

(1) Contractors Resource Center
1730 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 201
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 577-3738

(2) Latin Builders Association
782 NW LeJeune Road
Suite 450
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 446-5989

(3) Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. Project Office
NW 22 Street and Perimeter Road
Bldg. 3025
Miami International Airport
(305) 869-4200

All questions regarding this bid should be addressed in writing to Antonio Pinto of Parsons -Odebrecht,
J.V., 305869-4200 (phone), 305-869-5656 (fax), antonio.pinto (@) pov-ntd.com (e-mail).


Bid Package #6, $5,228,000

Design Professionals:


Design Project # 737G

Design Project # 737E

Design Project # 739H


Wolf berg Alvarez, 1 500 San Remo Ave., Suite 300, Coral Gables,
FL 33146
Wolfberg Alvarez, 1 500 San Remo Ave., Suite 300, Coral Gables,
FL 33146
Harper Partners, Inc., Perez and Perez Joint Venture, 201 Alhambra
Circle, Suite 800, Coral Gables, FL 33134


BID REQUIREMENTS
Pre-Bid Meeting There will be a pre-bid meeting for all Bidders held on April 25,
2006 at 2:00 p.m., at Concourse A, 4th Floor Auditorium, Miami International Airport,
Miami, Florida. Attendance is not mandatory, but Bidders are encouraged to attend.

S Bid Bond A 5% Bid Guarantee is required. The guarantee may be in the form of a sure-
ty bond or a cashier's check, bank money order, or certified check payable to Parsons-
Odebrecht, J.V.

DBE Participation Bids are subject to a DBE participation requirement. Bidders will be
required to submit a letter with their bid indicating their intentions to make good faith efforts
to achieve a 21% DBE goal.

Community Workforce Program: Bids are subject to a 29% Community Workforce
Program requirement.

Performance and Payment Bond 100% Performance and Payment bonds are required
for this work.

No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 180 days after the date of bid receipt.

No qualifications and or exceptions will be considered.

Bidders are required to Bid all Design Projects.

Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive informal-
ities and irregularities, or to re-advertise the work. Parsons -Odebrecht, J.V., by choosing
to exercise its right of rejection, does so without the imposition of any liability against
Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. by any and all bidders.

Bidders are advised that this Project will be awarded on a best-value basis based on the following cri-
teria and as further described in the Bid Documents:


Bid Price
Project Management
Relevant Airport Project Experience
Project Resources
Project Schedule Performance
Safety
Quality Control
Litigation History
Total


30%
10%
10%
10%
15%
10%
10%
5%
100%


BID DOCUMENTS: Bid Documents will be available beginning Tuesday, April 18, 2006. In order to
obtain Bid Documents, Prospective bidders must contact Erick Dickens of Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. at
305-869-4485 for instructions on obtaining such documents. The process of obtaining Bid Documents
is outlined below:

S Prospective bidders or their authorized representatives shall present identification and doc-
umentation to Parsons -Odebrecht, J.V. that they are a licensed architect, engineer, or con-
tractor who may perform work on or related to these projects.

S Prospective bidders or their authorized representatives shall sign a Confidentiality Affidavit,
which will be provided and notarized, certifying that the company and each employee
agrees, that in accordance with Florida Statutes 119.07(3)(ee), to maintain the exempt
status of the information contained in the Bid Documents. Each bidder shall also furnish an
address, telephone and fax numbers for the purpose of contact during the bidding process.

S Prospective bidders must provide payment with a cashier's check or money order only to
ParsonsOdebrecht, J.V. in the amount of $500.00 for each set of Bid Documents.

S Upon satisfaction of the above, prospective Bidder will be authorized to pickup the Bid
Documents from Ridgeway's Best Digital, 1915 NW 82 Avenue, Miami,-FL 33122,
Phone 305-266-7024.

After the Bid, holders of Bid Documents will receive a refund of $300.00 for each complete set of Bid
Documents returned to Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. after the Bid.

Bid Documents will also be available for inspection by interested parties on business days during the
hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the locations listed below. At the time of inspection, interested parties
will be required to present current, valid identification (e.g., Driver's License, United States Passport)
and sign a Confidentiality Affidavit, which will be provided, certifying that the company and each employ-
ee agrees, that in accordance with Florida Statutes 119.07(3) (ee), to maintain the exempt status of
the information contained in the Bid Documents prior to reviewing the Bid Documents. In addition, inter-
ested parties are advised that individuals will be monitored while reviewing these documents. Interested
parties may take notes, however, no photographs and/or copying of the documents will be allowed.
Individuals viewing plans at these locations shall be required to sign Confidentiality Affidavits as
described above.

(1) Contractors Resource Center
1730 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 201
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 577-3738

(2) Latin Builders Association
782 NW LeJeune Road
Suite 450
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 446-5989

(3) Parsons-Odebrecht, J.V. Project Office
NW 22 Street and Perimeter Road
Bldg. 3025
Miami International Airport
(305) 869-4200

All questions regarding this bid should be addressed in writing to Linda Timmer of Parsons -Odebrecht,
J.V., 305-869-4200 (phone), 305-869-5656 (fax), linda.timmerpojv-ntd.com (e-mail).




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Free seminars
Free eminarRequest for Proposals
Conferences impart
business information The South Florida Workforce Investment Board (SFWIB) is soliciting com-
for aspiring enlrepre- petitive proposals from qualified organizations with the expertise and
neurs. demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently manage and operate the
During the month of delivery of Career Center (One-Stop) services or Refugee Employment and
May 2006. the Miami-
May 2006, the Miami- Training services, or both.
Dade Enterprise
Community Center will
be conducting its The Request for Proposals (RFP) will be available to the public commenc-
Emerging Business ing at 10:00 A.M., April 28, 2006, at 7300 Corporate Center Drive (NW 19th
Series seminars. Street), 5th floor reception desk or the RFP may be downloaded from the
These seminars are SFWIB website (www.southfloridaworkforce.com) after 12:00 noon on
free and open to every- the same day.
one. Those that regis-
ter can receive the ECC An Offerors' Conference is scheduled for 10:00 A.M., May 5, 2006, at 7300
Certificate Program Corporate Center Drive (NW 19th Street), 5th floor, Conference Room 3,
upon completing the Miami, Florida 33126.
seminar series.
Seminars are held at Offerors are hereby advised to consult the SFWIB website ( HYPERLINK
3050 Biscayne "http://www.southfloridaworkforce.com" www.southfloridaworkforce.com)
Boulevard, Suite 201 for more details on the competitive process.
and are divided in two
parts consisting of the Proposals must be received by the SFWIB at the aforesaid location not
Emerging Business later than 4:00 P.M.. May 23. 2006. Proposals not received by the SFWIB
and the Expanding by 4:00 P.M., May 23, 2006, shall not be accepted and shall not be consid-
Business Series. ered.
The Miami-Dade
Enterprise Community
Center (ECC) is a
Division of the Miami-
Dade Empowerment CITY OF NORTH MIAMI BEACH
Trust. The mission of PUBLIC NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL MEETING
the ECC is to maximize
the opportunities for TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2006
Entrepreneurs and
Small Business Council Conference Meeting: 4th Floor Conference Room, (TBA)
Owners to succeed in Regular City Council Meeting: 2nd Floor Council Chambers, 7:30 PM
Miami- Dade County Location: 17011 N.E. 19 Avenue, North Miami Beach
and contribute to its
Economic Growth by All interested parties are invited to attend this meeting.
providing a wide array Anterested parties are invited to attend this meeting.
of business services
through a "One Stop Solomon Odenz, City Clerk Howard B. Lenard, City Attorney
Entrepreneurial
Center." Notice: 1) Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City
The purpose of this Council with respect to any matter to be considered at this meeting, that
offiEe is to foster the
offiis to foster the person shall insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
growth of minority- including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based
owned businesses in (F/S 286.0105); 2) In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
America. MBDA of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this pro-
actively coordinates ceeding should contact the Office of the City Clerk no later than four (4)
and leverages public days prior to the proceedings. Telephone (305) 787-6001 for assistance; if
and private sector hearing impaired, telephone our TDD line at (305) 948-2909 for assistance.
resources that facili-
tate strategic alliances
in support of its mis-
sion.


MIAMI-DADE"

Trust
msois jSSIn LEGAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF BIDS
liGillU TIR. MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

GrOW. MIAMI, FLORIDA
At Northern Trust Bank, we have
established a reputation as a leader

servisand rareerpporng cient Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which can
be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management (DPM),
Our commitment to a rewarding from our Website: www.miamidade.aov/dpm. Vendors may choose to
environment at each and every download the bid package(s), free of charge, from our Website under
Ievel s supported by our creative "Solicitations Online". Internet access is available at all branches of the
managementteam, anappreciation Miami-Dade Public Library. It is recommended that vendors visit our
for diversity in the workplace, and Website on a weekly basis to view newly posted solicitations, addendums,
exctng approaches exceeding our revised bid opening dates and other information that may be subject to
clients expectations. change.
So put your dedication to work for
youinanenvironmentthatencour- Interested parties may also visit or call:
ages individual thinking with career


growth and earning potential. Con- Miami-Dade County
tact us today ro learn more about Department of Procurement Management
available positions, Vendor Assistance Unit
Northern Trust Bank, Attn: 111 NW 1st Street, 13th floor,
Human Resources, 700 Brickell Miami, FL 33128
Avenue, Miami, FL 33131, Phone Number: 305-375-5773

Northern Trust There is a nominal non-refundable fee for each bid package and an addi-
Bank of tional $5.00 handling charge for those vendors wishing to receive a paper
Florida copy of the bid package through the United States Postal Service.
EOE M/F/DN These solicitations are subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with
County Ordinance No. 98-106.
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ADVERTISEMENT
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
NON-EXCLUSIVE
BANKING AND ATM CONCESSION SERVICES AT
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RFP NO. MDAD-02-05


SCOPE OF SERVICES: Miami-Dade County,
represented by the Miami-Dade County Aviation
Department, is soliciting proposals from interest-
ed parties for (a) the furnishing, installation,
maintenance, management, and operation of a
Full Service Bank and Automated Teller
Machines (ATMs) (Part A); and (b) furnishing,
installation, maintenance, management, and
operation of Automated Teller Machines (Part B)
at Miami International Airport as further defined
in the RFP. MDAD currently has a contract in
place for banking and ATM services with a con-
cessionaire on a month-to-month basis. The
concessionaire provides banking services and
operates three (3) ATMs at MIA. Additionally,
MDAD has separate agreements with other
providers of ATMs at the Airport.

PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE: A Pre-pro-
posal Conference will be held on Wednesday,
May 3, 2006, at 9:00 AM (local time) at Miami-
Dade Aviation Department4200 N.W. 36TH.
Street, Bldg. 5A, 4th Floor, Miami, FL
33122, Conference Room "F", for all interested
parties and attendance is recommended, but not
mandatory. Any changes to the Request for
Proposals will be by written addendum.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/ADDENDA:
Requests for additional information or clarifica-
tions must be made in writing and sent via email
and/or fax to the Contracting Officer for this RFP,
no later than close of business twenty one (21)
calendar days prior to the date established
for the Proposal Due Date. The request must
contain the RFP number and title, Proposer's
name, name of Proposer's contact person,
address, phone number, and facsimile number.

AVAILABILITY OF PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS:
Prospective Proposers may purchase Proposal
Documents on and after Thursday. April 20,
2006 from the Office of Contracts Administration,
Miami-Dade Aviation Department, Building 5A,
4200 N.W. 36th Street, 4th Floor, Miami, Florida
33122, Contracting Officer Margaret Hawkins
Moss, Telephone Number (305) 869-1421,
Facsimile Number (305) 876-8068, by payment
of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) (non-refundable) per set,
check only, made payable to the Miami-Dade
Aviation Department (MDAD). Each Proposer
shall furnish a contact person, an address, tele-
phone and fax numbers for the purpose of con-
tact during the proposal submittal process. All
Proposals shall be submitted as set forth in the
Request for Proposals.

SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS: All Proposals
must be submitted on 8 1/2" X 11" paper, neatly
typed on one side only, with normal margins and
spacing. The original document package for
Appendix A, Proposer's Questionnaire Form and
Appendix B, Price Proposal Schedule must not
be bound. The unbound one-sided originals
along with 10 bound copies (a total of 11) must
be received by the submittal due date specified
herein and on the cover of the RFP. The
Proposer will submit the original Appendix A, with
the 10 bound copies in one envelope and the
original Appendix B, with 10 bound copies in a
separate envelope. The Proposer will insert both
envelopes into a single sealed envelope or con-
tainer stating on the outside the Proposer's
name, address, telephone number, the RFP
number, RFP title, and submittal due date to:

Clerk of the Board
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202
Miami, FL 33128-1983

Hand-carried Proposals may be delivered to the
above address ONLY between the hours of 8:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Please note that Proposals are due at the Office
of the Clerk of the Board on the date and at the
time indicated in the advertisement and on the
cover of the RFP. The office of the Clerk of the
Board is closed on holidays observed by the
County. Proposers are responsible for inform-
ing any commercial delivery service, if used, of
all delivery requirements and for ensuring that
the required address information appears on
the outer wrapper or envelope used by such
service.

THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUBMITTING
PROPOSALS TO THE CLERK OF THE
BOARD ON OR BEFORE THE STATED TIME
AND DATE IS SOLELY AND STRICTLY THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PROPOSER.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IS NOT RESPONSI-
BLE FOR DELAYS CAUSED BY ANY MAIL,
PACKAGE OR COURIER SERVICE, INCLUD-
ING THE U.S. MAIL, OR CAUSED BY ANY
OTHER OCCURRENCE.

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: Proposals for the
project designated above will be received
for and in behalf of Miami-Dade County, by
the Office of the Clerk until 2:00 P.M. Friday,
June 2, 2006 or as may be modified by adden-
dum at which time the names of the Proposers
will be read aloud (refer to RFP documents).
The County reserves the right to postpone or
cancel the proposal opening at any time prior to
the submittal due date. Proposers are invited
to be present. Proposals received after the


time and date specified will not be considered,
and will be returned unopened.


PROPOSAL BOND GUARANTY: Each
Proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal
guaranty deposit (the "Guaranty Deposit") of
$5,000 (five thousand dollars) which shall be in
the form of a cashier's check, treasurers check,
irrevocable letter of credit, or bank draft drawn
on any state or national bank ONLY, payable to
Miami-Dade County, Florida, or a Proposal
Bond Guaranty included as Appendix F. The
form of Proposal Bond Guaranty and the
requirements of the surety are included in the
RFP documents. No other form of deposit will
be accepted.

Proceeds of checks, if submitted as the
Guaranty Deposit will be deposited by the
County into an appropriate County account and
will be held by the County, without interest to
the Proposer, until the Selected Proposer has
been awarded an Agreement.

CONE OF SILENCE: Pursuant to Section 2-
11.1(t) of the County Code and Administrative
Order 3-27 ("Cone of Silence Provisions"), as
amended, a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon
RFPs, RFQs, or bids after advertisement and
terminates at the time the County Manager
issues a written recommendation to the Board
of County Commissioners. The Cone of
Silence prohibits communication regarding
RFPs, RFQs, or bids between: A) potential
vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or
consultants and the County's professional staff
including, but not limited to, the County
Manager and the County Manager's.staff; B) a
potential vendor, service provider, bidder, lob-
byist, or consultant and the Mayor, County
Commissioners or their respective staffs; C) the
Mayor, County Commissioners or their respec-
tive staffs and any member of the County's pro-
fessional staff including, but not limited to, the
County Manager and the County Manager's
staff; D) a potential vendor, service provider,
bidder, lobbyist, or consultant and any member
of the selection committee assigned to this
Solicitation; E) the Mayor, County
Commissioners or their respective staffs and
member of the selection committee assigned to
this Solicitation; F) any member of the County's
professional staff 'and any member of the selec-
tion committee therefore.

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

The Cone of Silence Provisions do not apply
to oral communications at pre-proposal con-
ferences, oral presentations before selec-
tion committees, contract negotiations dur-
ing any duly noticed public meetings, public
presentations made to the Board of County
Commissioners during any duly noticed
public meeting, or communications in writ-
ing at any time unless specifically prohibit-
ed by the applicable RFP, RFQ, or bid docu-
ment. Proposers must file a copy of any
written communications with the Clerk of
the Board, which shall be made available to
any person upon request. Written communi-
cations may be submitted via e-mail to the
Clerk of the Board at CLERKBCC@MIAMI-
DADE.GOV. The Contracting Officer shall
respond in writing and file a copy with the
Clerk of the Board, which shall be made
available to any person upon request.

In addition to any other penalties provided
by law, violation of the Cone of Silence
Provisions by any proposer and bidder shall
render any RFP award, RFQ award, or bid
award voidable. Any person having person-
al knowledge of a violation of the Cone of
Silence provisions shall report such viola-
tion to the State Attorney and/ or may file a
complaint with the Ethics Commission.
Proposers should reference the actual Cone
of Silence Provisions for further clarifica-
tion. All Proposers will be notified in writ-
ing when the County Manager makes an
award recommendation to the Board of
County Commissioners.

AIRPORT CONCESSION DBE CONTRACT
MEASURES: The County has established an
ACDBE goal of thirty percent (30%) gross rev-
enues for Part B the ATM Concessionaire por-
tion of this RFP. The ACDBE goal can be
achieved either through the Proposer being an
ACDBE itself, a partnership or joint venture, or
subcontracting a percentage of gross revenues.

THE COUNTY SHALL NOT BE RESPONSI-
BLE FOR ANY MODIFICATIONS OR ALTER-
ATIONS MADE TO THE REQUEST FOR PRO-
POSAL DOCUMENTS.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK


BY:
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 8, 2006, where they
will be publicly opened and read aloud by the
Clerk.

PROJECT NAME: Miami-Dade County Canal
and Culvert Cleaning Projects

PROJECT NUMBER: CCDR-06

CONTRACT NUMBERS: CCDR6, and CCDR7
(No Measures)

LOCATION:Countywide Secondary Canals

DESCRIPTION: These contracts have a budget-
ed amount not to exceed $2,500,000, which will
be implemented through specific work orders.
Due to the time sensitive nature of this project, all
construction work must be completed within 120
calendar days with no guarantee to the contractor
as to the quantities, or the total dollar value of
money to be paid, or the amount of work order
assigned. Due to the short time frame, the
County may limit the number of contract awards to
one contract per bidder, provided that said bidder
submitted the lowest, responsive, and responsible
bid and satisfy all requirements as called for in the
documents. Bidders must complete and include
the "QUALIFICATION AFFIDAVIT FORMS" (QAF)
along with the bid (to be inserted in the envelope).
If a bidder is low on multiple contracts, the County
will assess the bidder's submittal for proof of man-
agerial experience, past performance of similar
work and the ability to provide the equipment and
manpower needed to perform the work on multi-
ple work orders simultaneously from multiple con-
tracts. If the review is satisfactory, only then the
County may consider its option to issue multiple
awards to a bidder. The County reserves the
right to add contracts or place other contractors
within the same work area should the contractor
fail to provide sufficient workmen and equipment
to ensure timely completion of the work.

Work included in this contract consists of furnish-
ing all supervision, labor, materials, equipment,
tools and performing all operations necessary to
remove and dispose debris generated by
Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, from within and
around the canals as wells as from all canal right-
of-ways, or maintenance easements.
Additionally, contractors shall remove and clean
culverts of any obstructions or hurricane generat-
ed debris, collect or cut fallen or inclined trees,
branches or other vegetative matter lying within
the water or embankment, loading and hauling
debris to an approved staging area to be chipped
or shredded (for volume reduction), then loaded
and hauled to a commercial or County landfill
facility, or at County's option vegetative material
may be hauled directly to an approved landfill
facility.

To answer any questions regarding this project, a
Pre-Bid meeting will be held on Wednesday
April 26, 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,
April 19. 2006, upon submitting a nonrefundable
charge of $50.00, in check or money order (No
cash will be accepted) payable to the Board of
County Commissioners of Miami-Dade
County, Florida for each set of documents.

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

In accordance with A.O 3-37, as amended
under Resolution R-1248-03, should a work
order be located within a Designated Target
Area (DTA), Community Workforce Program
(CWP) goals may apply.

Please note that the Contractor will submit one
envelope containing the Qualification Affidavit
Forms along with the bid price. No contractor
may withdraw their bid for a period of up to one
hundred twenty (120) calendar days after the bid
opening. Disregard anything to the contrary with-
in these Contract Documents. Bidders must sub-
mit their proposal on bid submission day, at the
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street,
18th Floor, where it will be publicly opened and
read aloud by the Clerk.

All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope or
container bearing on the outside the name of the
Bidder, his address, the number of the project for


which the bid is submitted, and the date of open-
ing. Bids will be opened promptly at the submit-
tal deadline. Bids received after the first bid
envelope or container has been opened will not
be considered. The Contractor may bid on one
or more contracts, however, a separate bid
form and bid bond must be submitted for each
contract. The County shall award a contract (or
contracts) to the lowest responsive and responsi-
ble bidder meeting all of the requirements. Each
bid must be accompanied by a certified check or
an acceptable bid bond in the amount not less
than five (5%) of the budgeted amount, as a guar-
antee that the bidder, if notified of the contract
award, shall within five (5) working days, shall
enter into a written contract with the Board of
County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County,
Florida in accordance with the accepted bid, and
provide a Performance and Payment Bond for
100% of the Contract Award.

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 recommenda-
tion to the Board on County Commissioners.
The Cone of Silence prohibits any communica-
tion regarding RFPs, RFQ,s or bids between,
among others:

* Potential vendors, service providers, lobbyists or
consultants and the County's professional staff
including, but not limited to, the County Manager
and the County Manager's staff, the Mayor,
County Commissioners or their respective staffs,
and any member of the respective selection com-
mittee.

The provisions do not apply to, among other com-
munications:

* Oral communications with the staff of the
Vendor Information Center, the responsible
Procurement Agent or Contracting Officer, provid-
ed the communication is limited strictly to matters
or process or procedure already contained in the
solicitation document;

* The provisions of the Cone of Silence do not
apply to oral communications at the proposal or
pre-bid conferences, oral presentations before
selection committees, contract negotiation 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 writ-
ten communications with the Clerk of the Board,
which shall be made available to any person upon
request. The County shall respond in writing and
file a copy with the Clerk of the Board, which slall
be made available to any person upon request.
Written communications may be in the form of e-
mail, with a copy to the Clerk of the Board at mail-
to:CLERKBCC(&miamidade.aov.

In addition to any penalties provided by law, viola-
tion of the Cone of Silence by any proposer or bid-
der shall render any RFP award, RFQ award or
bid award voidable. Any person having personal
knowledge of violation of these provisions shall
report such violation to the State Attorney and/or
may file a complaint with Ethics Commission.
Proposers or bidders should reference Section 2-
11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade County Code for further
clarification. This language is only summary of
the key provisions of the Cone of Silence. Please
review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order
3-27 for a complete and thorough description of
the Cone of Silence. Ordinance No. 91-142,
Family Leave Ordinance; Ordinance No. 92-15,
Drug-Free Workplace Ordinance; Ordinance No.
93-129, Contractor Debarment Ordinance;
Ordinances Nos. 94-166 and 96-26 Local
Preference Ordinances; Ordinances Nos. 97-35
and 97-104 Fair Subcontracting Practices;
Resolution No. R-702-98 (Repeals and super-
sedes 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 ordi-
nance, 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 infor-
malities in, or to reject any or all bids. Bids from
any person, firm or corporation in default upon
any agreement with the County will be rejected.
No Bidder may withdraw his bid within one hun-
dred twenty (120) days after date set for the open-
ing thereof.

GEORGE M. BURGESS, COUNTY MANAGER
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK
KAY SULLIVAN, DEPUTY CLERK


MIAMI-DADE


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT (WASD)
MIAMI GARDENS SANITARY SEWAGE FORCE MAIN
OCI PROJECT NO. E05-WASD-14 GOB

The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the County Code and
Administrative Order 3-39, announces that the WASD will require professional engineering design serv-
ices and construction management services from a qualified consultant for the Miami Gardens Sanitary
Sewage Force Main.

The scope of services consists of the design of a 30-inch sewage force main and construction admin-
istration services for the project. The project is located at Miami Gardens Drive between NW 57th
Avenue and NW 73rd Avenue (P.S. #416). The force main will connect the discharge line of P.S. #416
to an existing 24-inch force main at NW 57th Avenue and Miami Gardens Drive.

This project consists of one professional service agreement (PSA), with a five (5) year contract
period from the effective date of execution. The compensation for the project will not exceed
$1,000,000.00 plus contingency in accordance with Ordinance 00-65. No minimum amount of work or
compensation will be assured to the selected consultant. The County reserves the right to re-use the
work products of the selected consultant, and to retain other consultants to provide the same or similar
services at its sole discretion.

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

6.01 Water and Sanitary Sewer Systems Water Distribution and Sanitary Sewage
Collection and Transmission Systems (PRIME)
16.00 General Civil Engineering (PRIME)
17.00 Engineering Construction Management (PRIME)

9.02 Soils, Foundations and Materials Testing Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Services
15.01 Surveying and Mapping Land Surveying

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

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

CONTRACT MEASURE REQUIREMENTS

One (1) Agreement 30% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Goal


A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on May 2, 2006, at 3:00 P.M. in
Conference Room 18-2, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 NW 1st Street, Miami,
Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to attend.

Deadline for submission of proposals is May 12, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE
ADVISED THAT ANY AND ALL SEALED PROPOSAL ENVELOPES OR CONTAINERS RECEIVED
AFTER THE ABOVE SPECIFIED RESPONSE DEADLINE SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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


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PUBLIC NOTICE
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In accordance with Section 163.356(3)(c), Florida Statutes, the City of
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Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA) have developed the annual
report of their activities including a complete financial statement setting forth
assets, liabilities, income, and operating expenses as of the end of Fiscal
Year 2005. This report has been filed with the City of Miami's Office of the
City Clerk and is available for inspection during business hours in the Office
of the City Clerk, located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive. In addi-
tion, the report is available in the office of the CRA, located at 49 N.W. 5th
Street, Suite 100 and also on the CRAs website, www.miami-cra.org.
For further information, contact the CRA at (305) 679-6800.
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS


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


"TRAFFIC CIRCLES AND STREET BARRIERS MAINTENANCE
CONTRACT SECOND BIDDING, B-30370"


BID NO.: 05-06-065
The project consists of complete landscaping services for the existing 32 traffic circles including the
adjacent swale areas. The work consists of mowing, weed trimming, litter pick up, mulching, planting
shrubs (3 gal.) and plans (30 gal.), herbicide and insect spraying, erecting the existing traffic signs, plac-
ing new reflective pavement markers (rpm), replacing existing traffic signs, if missing, and also furnish-
ing all labor, material and equipment including complete surface restoration to accomplish the planting
of the trees, installation of top soil (50/50 mix), mulching the area, etc. in order to maintain an aesthet-
ically pleasing intersections. In addition, this project will include the maintenance of 27 street barricades.
Note: Additional locations will be added as the maintenance responsibility is transfer to the Public Works
Department. A Performance Bond is required for this project.
THE PROSPECTIVE BIDDER MUST HAVE A CURRENT CERTIFIED CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE
FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSE BOARD FOR THE CLASS
OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED. OR THE APPROPRIATE CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY OR
THE STATE'S CONTRACTORS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION AS ISSUED BY MIAMI-DADE
COUNTY CODE. WHICH AUTHORIZES THE BIDDER TO PERFORM THE PROPOSED WORK. THE
SELECTED CONTRACTOR SHALL HOLD A MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MUNICIPAL OCCUPATIONAL


LICENSE ISSUED BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN THE APPROPRIATE TRADE (Landscaping).


Receiving Date & Time: Tuesday May 23, 2006 at 10:00 AM
Detailed specifications for this bid are available upon request, after April 18, 2006, at the City of Miami,
Department of Public Works, 444 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Eight Floor, Miami, FL 33130. Telephone No. (305)
416-1200. Bid packages will be available in hard copy form and a non-refundable fee of $20.00 will be
required. A bid package can also be mailed to bidders upon written request to the Department, and shall
include appropriate non-refundable fee plus $10 for shipping and handling using regular U.S. Mail.
All bids shall be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids must be submitted in
duplicate originals in the envelope provided with the bid package. At the time, date, and place above,
bids will be publicly opened. Any bids or proposals received after time and date specified will be
returned to the bidder unopened. The responsibility for submitting a bid/proposal before the stated
time and date is solely and strictly the responsibility of the bidder/proposer. The City is not responsible
for delays caused by mail, courier service, including U.S Mail, or any other occurrence.
THIS BID SOLICITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE "CONE OF SILENCE" IN ACCORDANCE WITH
SECTION 18-74 OF THE CITY OF MIAMI ORDINANCE NO. 12271.
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
1450 N.E. 2ND AVENUE
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33132


Sealed bids for categories of items listed below will be received, at the address listed, on the designat-
ed date. Said bids will be publicly opened and read in the Board auditorium, Miami-Dade County School
Board Administration Building. Bids are to be placed in the 'BID BOX' in Room 351, by 2:00 P.M., on
the date designated. Bid forms on which the bids must be submitted are available upon request from
the DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT web-site at http://procurement.dadeschools.net, or
Room 351, address above, telephone (305) 995-1380. Award recommendations will be available on the
Friday preceding the scheduled Board meeting award. The results of bids awarded at the official School
Board meetings will be available in the DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT on the Monday
following the meetings. The Board reserves the right to waive informalities and to reject any and all
bids.
"The School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools enacts a Cone of Silence from
issuance of a solicitation to written recommendation of award. All provisions of School Board
Rule 6Gx13-8C-1.212 apply."
"Any Protest of Specifications, or Protest of Award, must be filed with the Clerk of the School
Board. Failure to adhere to the filing requirements and timelines, as specified in Board Rule
6Gx13-3C-1.11, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings."

Bid Number Opening Title Pre-Bid Conference
Download Date Addendums
089-FF07 5/25/2006 Truck Cab and Chasis, With Tilt Hood
036-FF06 5/16/2006 Sprinklers, Lawn and Turf
112-EE06 5/16/2006 Lawn Equipment, Power
083-FF02 5/16/2006 Vacuum Cleaners
A Pre-Bid Conference
will be held on April 20,
103-FF04 5/9/2006 WIRELESS SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT 2006, 10:00am in the
School Board
Auditorium. 1450 NE 2nd
Ave, Miami, FL 33132

077-FF10 5/4/2006 Speech and Language Pathology
090-FF04 5/4/2006 Pay Telephones
086-FF05 5/2/2006 Graphite Furnace Only-Atomic Absortion
Specrophotometer
April 20, 2006 at 10:00
104-FF06 4/27/2006 Emergency Debris Removal and AM at the Maintenance
Tree Pruning and Operations Center,
12525 N.W. 28th
Avenue, Miami, Florida
33167


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


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Model City Community Revitalization Distrct Trust
4800 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FLorida 33127

THE MODEL CITY TRUST'S

HOUSING COMMITTEE
INVITES YOU TO A
STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING
FOR THE

15TH AVENUE CORRIDOR
(NORTHWEST 62ND STREET TO NORTHWEST 7iST STREET)

Place:

New Beginning Church of Deliverance

6965 NW 15th Avenue
Miami, FL 33417


Time:

Saturday

April 29, 2006

10:00 A.M.


For More Information Contact:

Janella D. Buckner

305-635-2301 ext 373


Refreshments will be served!


Adv. No. 13774


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
regarding
RATIFICATION OF EMERGENCY FINDINGS
FOR WAIVER OF BIDS FOR THE AWARD OF A
CONTRACT FOR RENOVATION OF DINNER
KEY SPOIL ISLANDS AND CITY FACILITIES
UTILIZED BY THE SHAKE-A-LEG MIAMI,
PROJECT NOS. B-30002, B-30270A and B-35855

City Hall 3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, Florida
The Miami City Commission will hold a Public Hearing on May 11, 2006
beginning at 9:00 a.m. to consider whether it is in the public's best interest
that the City Commission ratify, approve and confirm the Emergency
Findings of the City Manager justifying the waiver of competitive bids to
award a contract for the renovation of certain Dinner Key Spoil Islands and
the City facility utilized by Shake-A-Leg Foundation, Project Nos. B-30002,
B-30270A and B-35855 to CMC Construction, Inc. in the combined amount
of $1,407,000.00.
The Public Hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled
City Commission meeting of May 11, 2006 at:
MIAMI CITY HALL
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, Florida
All interested persons may appear at the meeting and may be heard with
respect to the proposed issue. Should any person desire to appeal any
decision of the City Commission with respect to any matter to be considered
at this meeting, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made including all testimony and evidence upon which any
appeal may be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may con-
tact the Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5360 (Voice) no later than two
(2) business days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no
later than three (3) business days prior to the proceeding.
PRISCILLA A. THOMPSON, CMC
(#15730) CITY CLERK


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